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>You are Son Peppa, Son Gohan, and Izumi Mahogany, children of Earth’s heroes, Maple, Goku, Acer, and Chi-chi

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

>Mechanics and character details in the pastebins here:

Peppa: https://pastebin.com/Yt0K5NCu

Gohan: https://pastebin.com/whf4nu6L

Izumi: https://pastebin.com/5zhDrpdM

>Let’s all try to have some fun, ok?

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

Last time, on Dragon Ball Tuffle Quest Kai! Izzy and Pantea traveled to Z’S for training, meeting with Nazar once more and encountering the Majin Twins training on the world. Meanwhile, Peppa and Cocoa had a movie date and later went to Natade Village, with Peppa encountering a possessed teddy bear on a pirate ship! With the Mifan Tag Tournament approaching, what awaits the Tuffle Trio? Good luck, Peppa! Good luck, Izzy! Good luck, Gohan!
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>>4975132
https://youtu.be/3be1Sm-qwyk

Okay. Focus. You’ve gotten a decent handle on things so far, Peppa. A better handle on the flow of your Ki. You stand atop a large pillar, with Keli nearby and standing atop one of her own, keeping pace with her as the two of you practice slow, precise movements. Soba watches carefully, and in the distance you can sense several other Yardratians doing some practice of their own.

“Good.” Soba comments. “The two of you have synced quite well. What will you attempt next?”

>A. Try using this better control to draw out some more of your power, without transforming into Super Saiyan
>B. Instant Transmission, try to see how rapidly you can teleport now that you’ve got a better read on the Ki around you!
>C. Keli, let’s see how long we can manage fighting in sync!
>D. You know… you could try giving Multi-Form a chance. Might be able to do pretty well with it now!
>E. Something else?
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>>4975134
>B. Instant Transmission, try to see how rapidly you can teleport now that you’ve got a better read on the Ki around you!
>E. But experiment with that too, like, make the Transmissioning not so Instant, and see what happens when Keli hits you while you're in that state.
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>>4975134
>A & C.
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>>4975134
HAGWAG is blocked, and votes,
>A.
>C.
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>>4975134
> A & C.
Keep it straightforward for now.
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>>4975134
So wonderful to be back!

>A.
>C
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>4975278
Glad to hear!

>>4975134
You take in a deep breath, letting your Ki rise, rise higher, and feeling Keli try to match you. “Hey, let’s see how long we can fight in sync as we try to go all out.”

“All right, sounds fine by me!”

The two of you leap, running down the spires, letting yourselves accelerate as you practice. Quick jabs, kicks, dodges, the both of you matching each other’s movements as you get close to the ground. You even switch spires you’re running down a couple times. It’s fairly easy at the start, but as you draw out more and more power, you notice Keli’s falling behind.

Once you both are at the ground level, you can feel yourself on the verge of transforming, but you try to hold it back. It’s… an odd sensation. Normally your body would just burst out with power, but with this better control over your Ki, there’s not quite the same “need” for your body to change. Keli though looks like she’s going to need at least the Kaio-ken to keep following you. Hrmn…

>A. Let her power up as she needs, this should be a test of how well she can match you at higher levels
>B. Encourage her to stick to her base state, she’ll get the most out of her training there
>C. Instead of getting her to match you, you try to match her while you keep powering up!
>D. Something else?

Also, roll me 2d20, best of three! DC is 14 for the first, 12 for the second.
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Rolled 7, 4 = 11 (2d20)

>>4975286
>C. Instead of getting her to match you, you try to match her while you keep powering up!
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Rolled 13, 19 = 32 (2d20)

>>4975286
HAGWAG votes C, and I'll back too.
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Rolled 3, 18 = 21 (2d20)

>>4975286
>C.
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Rolled 7, 14, 20 = 41 (3d20)

>>4975288
>>4975291
>>4975305
Okay, passed one. And one more roll, 1d20 this time, best of three. DC is 13.
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>4975328
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>4975328
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>4975328
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Rolled 18, 3, 14 = 35 (3d20)

>>4975333
>>4975336
>>4975341
And passed! Writing...
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>>4975286
As the two of you stand side by side, Keli in a crane stance and you taking a Turtle School one, you try to keep powering up… but you seem to have hit the limit on the amount of power you can draw upon. Your hair’s flowing and almost spiked up, aura’s taking on a slight golden tint, you’re definitely close to breaking through, but just not quite there yet. However, you’ve definitely perfected the first step. You’ve accessed most of your strength without transforming into Super Saiyan.

“Keli, you power up as you need, and I’m gonna try to match you.” you tell her, giving her a glance. “We gotta work as partners in the tag tournament, right? And you know it better than I do, so lead the way.”

“All right, follow me.” She dashes on ahead, then once you both reach a clearing away from the set of pillars, she creates a ring of Ki with her finger, expanding it until it’s about the size of the World Tournament arena, and finally flings it forward towards the ground. “There we go. That should present a decent facsimile of the ring.” She makes another, even larger one, and sets it on the ground encircling the first. “Peppa, you’ll stand between the first and the second.” she instructs, then leaping into the inner ring. Once there, Soba actually teleports in, appearing in front of her.

“So, you wish to test your skills against another now?” he inquires.

“Yeah. I think we’re both close to our breakthroughs.” she confirms as you hop in where she asked you to. “And besides, we gotta actually prep for the tournament with the rules it plays by.”

“Very well.” Soba powers up, taking a fighting stance of his own as a white aura surrounds him, flowing the strongest around his limbs. “I am ready.”

She brushes a hand through her short silver hair. “Okay, quick succession, Peppa. Tag in when I say, then tag out when I say. Got it?”

“Got it!”

“Good!”

(cont.)
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>>4975456
https://youtu.be/Cfwo4OYdvdY

She dashes at Soba, avoiding a palm strike by swerving underneath and going for a crane strike right in the center of his torso. He catches her hand and pushes her back, standing his ground. Keli tries again, this time leaping up and, after avoiding an attempt to swat her aside, goes for a spinkick aimed at Soba’s head. He dodges back, then picks up the pace, moving around the arena. Not quite going on the offensive just yet, but making sure every attempt to strike him is a contested one. All the while, you keep trying to power up, keep trying to move past the wall you feel.

Once Keli gets him a little close to the edge, she calls to you telepathically, ‘Switch!’

Using Instant Transmission, you teleport in front of her and block a punch Soba had ready after seeing an opening in Keli’s guard. With her flipping back outside the inner ring, you give a strong push on Soba, your hair flickering blonde for a moment. While it doesn’t get him out of the ring, it does make him need to dig his heels into the dirt to stop himself. Soba looks to you curiously, guard still up. “A bold strategy.” he comments. Soba then leaves an afterimage as he somehow dashes into two different directions. Ah, Multi-Form. The two Sobas rush you, and you block attacks from both sides of your body.

‘Switch?’ you question, feeling Keli charging her Ki more. And… there is something a little different about it.

‘Not yet. Hold him for just a bit longer.’

>A. All right, you’ll do just that! Keep blocking his attacks!
>B. Better keep pushing yourself! You’re almost there! Power up as you fight!
>C. …She did say ‘hold him.’ CLOTHES BEAM!
>D. Well, now’s a good a time as any! Try Multi-Form yourself!
>E. Something else?
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>>4975457
>E. Get ahold of his back. "Goodbye, Keli!"
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>>4975457
>A.
>B.
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>>4975457
Supporting >>4975483
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>>4975457
>going for a crane strike
What's that?
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>>4975457
>A. All right, you’ll do just that! Keep blocking his attacks!
>B. Better keep pushing yourself! You’re almost there! Power up as you fight!
>E. Keep all our ki internally, try not to loose any of it as we train.
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>>4975545
Anaerobic Ki Control?
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Rolled 6, 19, 12 = 37 (3d20)

Okay! Roll me 3d20 this time, best of three! DC is 14 for the first two, 15 for the last!
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Rolled 14, 17, 8 = 39 (3d20)

>>4975558
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Rolled 20, 13, 11 = 44 (3d20)

>>4975558
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Rolled 18, 9, 7 = 34 (3d20)

>>4975558
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Rolled 16, 8, 8 = 32 (3d20)

>>4975559
>>4975562
>>4975563
Passed the first two! Writing...
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>>4975457
https://youtu.be/fun1fsQneQo

Okay, time to do this! You carefully watch Soba’s movements, sensing out where the two might try to strike next. Just need to keep him occupied. One attempts to deliver a quick chop from behind you, and you quickly catch his hand and throw him to the ground. The other attempts a sweeping kick just as you knock the first down, only for your tail to catch his leg and trip him instead. Both flip back up and leave afterimages again, splitting once more. Four Sobas now surround you, but instead of trying to attack separately, they keep dodging around. It takes a bit more effort, but you sense what he’s about to do next as you turn to the side and bring your guard up, stopping his fist as the four reunite into one, your aura flickering gold again. As you try to counter, though, he splits into four again. Tricky.

You move to the center of the ring and keep trying to power up, blocking his attacks, and continuing to try to break through that wall. You’re almost there, you can feel it! You’ve gotten such better control of your Ki now, what else might it take? Well, at the very least, you’re holding your own against Soba pretty well even without fully transforming.

You then feel something… different. A slightly familiar Ki signature, kinda… mixed in with Keli’s. Before you even have the chance to process it, you hear her telepathically call out to you, ‘Heading in! Be ready to switch!’

‘Okay!’ You locate Soba and bait out like you’re going to block again, but the moment he’s about to close in, you speed away and dash backwards. Keli leaps in and kicks his fist down into the ground as you reach the outside of the ring. As you look back at her, you notice her Aura is different. Instead of a normal white, there’s black and red mixed in, giving off an ominous energy… yet one she seems to have completely under control. You can see a harsher look in her eyes, as well, but one that also seems more focused.

Soba moves back, a smirk on his face. “It looks like you’ve been able to achieve what you wanted after all.” he comments.

You look at her again and truly take the time to feel out her Ki. Ah, of course. That’s what you were sensing. She’s using Melee’s shared Ki along with her own. Well… maybe more than that. Okay, you also have a bit of a breather now. What next?

>A. Try to break through, one more time! Last chance!
>B. Observe Keli closely, this should be as much a lesson in tag teamwork as it is trying to improve yourself
>C. Check for any openings Soba has and signal for Keli to try a combo finisher with ya!
>D. Something else?
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>>4975657
>B.
>C.
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>>4975657
>D. Psyche check, "Keli, since you have demonic ki coursing through you right now, what are your thoughts on waving meat in front of a whining puppy's face and not sharing any with it?"
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>>4975657
>B
>C
>D. Telepathically: "What are you going to call this mode? Makaio-ken?"
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>>4975657
Supporting >>4975665
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>>4975665
黑鹤
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>>4975657
>>4975665
Supporting
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Rolled 17, 12, 13 = 42 (3d20)

Okay! One more roll, 2d20 this time, best of three! DC is 14 for both!
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Rolled 11, 7 = 18 (2d20)

>>4975711
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Rolled 4, 20 = 24 (2d20)

>>4975711
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Rolled 6, 14 = 20 (2d20)

>>4975711
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Rolled 7, 9, 1 = 17 (3d20)

>>4975714
>>4975715
>>4975718
Passed the second! Writing...
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>>4975657
You watch closely as Keli fights Soba, trying to observe her movements and see the flow of her Ki with this new form she’s unlocked. It’s actually quite surprising, it’s a good deal stronger than any other power-up she knows, but you aren’t quite sure what limits it has just yet. There’s part of it that feels… in flux, almost. You start to ponder how exactly she’s using this ability. Melee’s Ki is in there, you can sense that, but is Keli simply harmonizing her Ki with Melee’s, or is there something more to it? Maybe, if it’s like the Kaio-ken…

‘Peppa, come on!’ Keli finally gets your attention. Gah, you were so busy trying to figure this out that you weren’t paying enough attention to the fight! Your eyes lock back to her, and you see she’s got Soba on the ropes!

‘Team combo finish?’ you question.

‘Damn right. Let’s end this in style!’

You watch as she dodges one of Soba’s attacks, a chop that just barely misses her neck. However, he starts spinning his body, building up Ki around it. Oooh, a kind of tornado attack? ‘Keli, get above it, got just the thing! You’ve got that Volleyball Fist technique, right?’ you ask, focusing your Ki into your right hand.

‘Aha, good choice. Okay!’ She leaps into the air, a black and crimson sphere of energy forming between the palms of her hands. “HELLFIRE VOLLEY! SERVICE!” she shouts, launching it upward.

And you teleport above Keli just in time! “SPIKE!” you yell, slamming a Rasenken right into the sphere. It spins as it bolts back down to the ground, right in the middle of the tornado Soba is making, and smacks him in the face! With the sphere detonating, he stops spinning of his own accord and is knocked all the way out of bounds. All right!

Soba doesn’t look too damaged by that, surprisingly, as he pushes himself up and dusts off. “Hahaa, now that was more like it. It would seem your training is going well.”

“I’ll say. Hey, Keli, what’re you gonna call that form? Might I suggest… the Makaioken?” you ask her with a cheeky grin. Your grin fades as you feel her Ki plummet, Keli dropping to the ground hard, body twitching, panting hard. “K-Keli? Keli!”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thanks for sticking around for this! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~4:30 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4975820
Ah dang, will Churai be our tag partner?
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>>4975820
>use demon powers, pay demon prices

Glad to be back, Kato! Can't wait to see where we're headed.
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>>4975820
Does Maple get to use Saiyan Ki from all the Jing/Ki that Goku shared with her?
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>>4975820
Oof. Hope Keli is OK. Fun was had, glad to be back at this, Kato!
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>>4975820
>Hmm I wonder if the Rasenken can become stronger by combining it with something like the shoryuken
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>>4975892
And if we use the momentum of a horse's movement to kick off and spin through the air as we perform the attack, we should be able to break through the walls of the universe itself.
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>>4975820
Peppa: Good thing we're on a planet full of healers!
Soba: This is a spiritual ailment we cannot heal.
Peppa: Dang-it!
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>>4975825
Maple would try to put her back in the Mafuba jar.

>>4975829
>>4975834
Very glad to hear!

>>4976341
Haha.

Okay, we are back!

>>4975820
“...Is she gonna be okay?” you ask hesitantly, Pybara standing over Keli and scanning carefully. Her body had stopped twitching and her breathing returned to normal, but she’s been out for almost half an hour now.

“Hmm…” The large Yardratian rubs his chin contemplatively. “I would say so. She should stabilize after a day’s rest.”

You frown but nod. “What happened?”

“Her body has not adjusted to using such a massive throttling of mixes spirits. She is still mortal, and while she can harmonize her spirit with the demon she has shared herself with, it takes a toll on her body.” he explains.

Soba bows his head apologetically. “I should have seen this coming sooner. My apologies.”

Pybara shakes his head. “It would not have been as noticeable in the heat of the moment.”

“Still, this is something I should train myself to better recognize.” Soba adds.

You look over to Keli again. Well, now what?

>A. Is it OK if I take her back to Earth? Let her rest at her home?
>B. It’d be better to let them watch over her, they’re the experts here
>C. Pybara, is there anything I can do to help?
>D. Something else?
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>>4976592
>C.
>D. Do we have a way to get ahold of Melee? Might know more about this.
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>>4976592
>D. Hm. Y'know what always clears you out when you're stuffed up? SPICE!
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>>4976592
Backing >>4976607
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>>4976592
>C.
>D. Is this something that's going to keep being a problem, or should she be able to adjust?
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>>4976592
>>4976621
I guess that falls under C. My bad.
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>>4976644
I like this D
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>>4976665
I think your D is prettu good too
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>>4976592
“Mister Pybara, sir, is there anything I could do to help?”

He looks to you and thinks, before smiling warmly. “If you are worried about her recovery, do not be, but this may be a good learning experience for you. I recommend observing as I help ease the flow of spirit through her body.” He sits down and holds out his hands, a soft light emanating from them.

You sit and do as asked, but follow it up with another question. “Will this be a recurring problem for her? Or might it be something she can adjust to?”

“It depends on how well her body is trained to endure this kind of stress. Using it for long periods of time will lead to repeats of this incident, but if she is able to better harmonize her body to accept the other spiritual energy within her, she may be able to adjust to it.” he explains, slowly moving his hands. You watch carefully as there are small, soft waves of Ki that travel through her. It… almost reminds you of piecing together parts of an action figure that accidentally popped off, just, on a more metaphysical level.

“Hm… might be helpful contacting Melee, then. In fact, she might want to know about this as soon as possible.” you comment. Which…



You… don’t actually think you know how to contact her. Crrrrrap.

>A. You can deal with that later, just focus on seeing Pybara work
>B. I’ll be back later, I gotta head back to Earth to check on something
>C. Keli WOULD know on her own… maybe you can try telepathy to ask? Would that work?
>D. Something else?
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>>4976698
>A.
>D. We can ask once Keli has recovered some, if she's not in immediate danger.
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>>4976698
>D. Go into the bathroom, turn the lights out, say to the mirror, "Bloody Melee, Bloody Melee, ...Bloody Melee."
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>>4976698
>A.
>D. Maybe someone with the 8 paths can help us out. Vaca is the one that depowers demon magic right?
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>>4976698
>B.
Melee would know how to speed up Keli's recovery, better we get in contact with her.
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Okay! Roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 12.
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>4976742
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>>4976742
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

>>4976742
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>4976742
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>>4976743
>>4976746
>>4976747
Passed! Writing...
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…You know what? Those are thoughts for later. You need to focus more on watching Pybara work. He continues to slowly send very light waves of energy through Keli, while also explaining the concept behind their healing arts using Spirit Control. You actually understand it pretty well, since you’ve heard some people like mom explain it before. In fact…

You know. You think you might be able to do this yourself if you got the chance. Hah! Sweet! Ki healing~!

Once he’s done, he stands up and places his hands behind his back. “That should speed along her recovery. Do you have any other questions regarding Spirit Control?”

>A. Actually, yeah. What else should I be working towards, and how long might it take? (write-ins also encouraged)
>B. Better hold off for now, should be heading home. You can check in next time
>C. Should I bring Keli home, or leave her here with you folks to recover?
>D. Something else?
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>>4976770
>A.
"What are some exercises I can do at home to help improve my spirit control?"
>C.
>D.
"Any tips I can use with my power pole?"
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>>4976770
HAGWAG blocked, and votes for

>>4976772
This, but also,

>A. Would Spirit Control help us refine techniques like telekinesis? You can never have enough precision.

And I'll support.
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>>4976787
I'll support, ask about telepathy too!
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“Actually, yes, I do. A few. What exercises should I work on to better hone my Spirit Control, and could it be applied to skills like, say, telekinesis? Is there anything I should start working towards, and how long might this all take? Oh, oh, how about my Power Pole?”

Pybara nods understandingly. “Ah, to be young again. Very well. To start, you seem quite adept with your weapon already, there is not much more I can recommend beyond advice in Spirit Control. With that said, I would suggest practice with regulation and containment of your energy. Instead of merely trying to reach your higher powers, work with what power you have readily available and use it more efficiently. If you wish to apply this to other abilities, try the same thing. Try to use your telekinesis with better efficiency, instead of a constant focus, make it a calmer flow. And lastly, you may eventually be able to reach the most advanced Spirit Control technique, Spirit Fission, though I would say it will take a few more months of training minimum to reach that level. Perhaps even a year.”

“A year… hmnr.” You cross your arms and think on that. Maybe you could get it done sooner, but the Mifan Tournament is approaching soon. Currently two months left until it starts. But, might not need that skill for it, especially if you want to spend more time training together with Keli and perfecting your teamwork. Well… that’s a thing for later. “So, should I bring Keli home, or leave her with you folks to rest here?”

“She should be fine here. We will contact you if needed, though it may be good to let those close to her know just in case.” Pybara replies.

You look down at Keli, then back up at him. “Understood, sir. Thank you for all your help.” You give a polite bow, and then get ready to head back home. Guess there’s still a lot you need to practice for up ahead…

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thanks for sticking around for this! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4976815
Fun achieved, commander.
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>>4976815
>Did y'all have fun?
We really just asked about new-age medicine the whole time, so... eh?
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>>4976815
What do Yadratians think of the technique of applying a bit of our soul into our ki?
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>>4976827
Glad to hear.

>>4977060
Was there something you wanted to do?

>>4977460
They don't see a difference between "soul" and "ki." It's all Spirit, even if there are different aspects of it. They would find it reckless to risk your life just to empower your Ki, though.

Anyway, we are back!

>>4976815
The following day, school passes by about the same as usual. You let Tien know what happened when you arrived back on Earth, and he seemed mostly understanding. Still, might be worth it to check in at Mifan today. That said, you could also head to Capsule Corp. and see if anyone’s figured out more about that little robot you smashed, or that evil teddy bear you captured. Ooooor you could just try to spend the day with friends. Might be nice!

>A. Check in at Mifan
>B. Head to Capsule Corp.
>C. Spend time with friends!
>D. Something else?
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>>4977837
>B.
>D. Phone ahead and let'em know your coming instead of just instant transmissioning in.
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>>4977837
>B.

Let's check in on that C plot where shitty smug android lady is before she checks in on us.
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>>4977837
>Was there something you wanted to do?
I don't feel like I missed much is all, as the amount of agency I have when it comes to calmer parts is limited since I veer off in directions others just aren't interested in when it comes to my qrote-ins (like voting for gags in a serious setting with characters like Oolong and Monta), so to be blunt I feel my presence is useless in these dialogue-heavy and expostiony parts. I do feel like I'm doing something when there's rolls and action votes.

>D. Go paint landscapes from an insane aerial view. Heck, go paint the Earth from the uppest edges of the atmosphere. ...will your paints freeze? Scratch that, go paint it in your mind, then memorize what you saw as a form of image training.
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>>4977863
>qrote-ins
Write-ins, darn 0h9ne.
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>>4977837
>A.
Wonder how Baozi's doing.
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>>4977837
Well, if no one hops on the D like usual, I guess I'll go with
>A. Check in at Mifan
What's shakin, Bakon?
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>>4977837
>>4977855
Seconded.

Also
>E. Make plans with friends for hanging out later. Try to get a big fun group thing going?


When I told Exen I would post this for him, he said "grats" like "congratulations." Did he mean "gratitudes"? No one says gratitudes. Do they? Am I getting old?
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>>4977890
I'll support this E if it's not too late.
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Hmm… yeah might be good to head to Capsule Corp. today. You call Bulma before you arrive to check in, just making sure she knows you’re headed there. And to your surprise, she’s actually pleased you’re coming along. Apparently she’s got something for you? Huh, interesting. You also contact a few friends, would be nice to hang out with them later.

Once at Capsule Corp, you’re greeted by Giru, who’s rather happy to see you. “Giru, Giru! Hello Peppa!”

“Hey there lil’ guy.” you reply, giving a high-five. “How’s it been?”

“I have been helping Miss Bulma analyzing new materials. Additionally, we’ve been working on upgrades to defensive capabilities. Giru, Giru.”

“Upgrades?” you repeat inquisitively.

He spins around and takes on a blue coating, his shield appearing out of his arms again. Then he spins once more, this time appearing red in color, with mace fists and what look like rocket launchers above his shoulders. He spins one more time, this time white and gold and having a kind of gold crown around his eye. It… brings to mind something familiar, almost. “Giru, Giru! Miss Bulma and Pantea really like this one!”

“Huh. Neat.” Okay one is clearly more defense-focused, the other’s attack-focused, but you gotta wonder what the last one is. More of a balanced combat mode? …Magic focused? Before you can think more on it, you’re greeted by Bulma peeking out from her lab and waving at you. You wave back, telling her casually. “Hi Bulma, what was this thing you wanted to show me?”

“Well! Made a breakthrough on that spy robot you brought me. I haven’t quite cracked what they’re using to transfer data, but there is something new we’ve picked up on.” she informs you as she leads you into her lab. There’s the spy robot on the table, with some wires attached to it. “Specifically, what it’s designed to track.”

“What do you mean? It’s a spy robot, right? So it’d do like… spying. …Right?” You squint at the robot.

“That was the initial idea, but we’ve located smaller chambers with even smaller centrifuges in them. Its arms are equipped with tiny tubes that can attach to the chambers.” She turns her computer to next show… lines of a DNA sequence? Scrolling A’s and T’s and G’s and C’s. “There wasn’t much we could recover from the interior, but it’s enough that we might be able to make a match.”

>A. …Ahh, I see where this is going. You think it tried to get some of mine?
>B. How do you know it wasn’t contaminated? And is there really enough to make such a claim?
>C. Wait, could it have been after others as well? I mean, even if I was 21’s main target, I wasn’t the only one involved that day
>D. Something else?
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>>4977976
>A.
Someone's trying to make Android 22. Probably with Baby and everyone else we've fought already mixed in too.
>C.
>D.
Should we alert everyone else to be on the look out or keep this quiet til we know more?
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>>4977976
>D. ...your dad never had to deal with any of this stuff! Shelve the matter till it's something you can punch.
>E. Go to Mifan, see what Baozi and Daikon are up to.
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>>4977986
I don't think we need to warn anyone, there are always scientists appearing out of the wild with schemes. It'd be like saying to have an umbrella during rainy season.
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>>4977976
>>4977986
These along with
>E. "Man, these guys really only have that 'copy your enemies' bit, huh?
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>>4977976
Exen supports >>4977986
and I will too
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>>4977976
>>4978009
Supporting the E.
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“...Ahhh.” you exhale and nod. “I see where this is going. You think it got some of mine?”

“It was following you after all.” she says with a shrug. “Reasonable to assume. We don’t have any actual data from the spy bot itself, since it doesn’t store anything important locally.”

“Right, right…” You find a chair and sit down, tail tapping against it as you think. “Maybe someone’s trying to make some sort of… Artificial Human #22? With Baby and everything else we’ve fought up to this point all mixed in…” You sigh. “Man, these folks really only have that ‘copy your enemies’ gimmick huh?”

Bulma laughs as she digs looks for something. “Pantea mentioned those twins that were with Basilea were talking about a ‘promised day’ of some sort.” she brings up. Once she’s found it, she asks, “Hold out your hand real quick and juuuust relax.”

You do so and rest your chin on the knuckles of your free hand. “Hrmn… even if I was 21’s main target, it could have been after others as well. I wasn’t exactly the only one involved that day.” Bulma brings a tiny device and pricks your finger with it. You flinch a little but have to keep feeling relaxed and calm. Good thing you’ve been through all that training on Yardrat. “Should we contact anyone over this, or wait until we’ve got more evidence?”

“I’d say contact Maple later, once I’ve got a good idea on if this really is what I think it is.” she replies, then giggles softly. “You know, I remember Maple telling me about how you and Gohan reacted to getting your first shots. You hid under the table with your dad, and it took your brother easing you into it for them to finally give it to you.”

“I-I was barely a toddler!” you protest, pouting a bit. Though… if you remember correctly, Baozi apparently braved through the whole thing when he got his. Even Daikon did. Eh, you’ll visit them another time.

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She smiles and places the device into a slot by her computer, a whirring sound echoing from it. Giru floats beside you curiously as you heal the finger prick. Another thing to thank the Yardratians for. “In any case, it shouldn’t be too long now. Just gotta-” There’s a less than encouraging sound coming from the computer. Showing the two sequences side by side, it’s… not a match. Bulma’s brow furrows. “…Okay, might need to start letting people know sooner than I thought.”

You hop up and walk closer. “So it didn’t get a sample from me? Why was it following me, then?”

She sighs and rubs her forehead. “That’s the hundred million zenni question, ain’t it? Well, sorry to get your hopes up like that. I do have something else to make up for it, though~” she says with a cheeky grin, pulling something out of her pocket. “The Battle Simulator’s seen some pretty good test runs recently. Wanna give it a go?” Bulma asks, showing you another figurine of yourself.

At the same time, you sense someone else arrive. Two someones, actually. Quiiiite familiar. Chuu Lee and… oh! That Tommy kid!

>A. All right, I’ll take you up on that offer. Show me to it!
>B. Better take a rain check on that. More curious about that evil teddy bear
>C. Check with Chuu Lee! Been way too long since the two of you talked
>D. Something else?

That said...

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thanks for sticking around for this! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. Vote open until then. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4978098
>A. All right, I’ll take you up on that offer. Show me to it!
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>>4978097
I wish something funny would happen, but now we've even lost the needlephobia. This is kind of dull to read, just a bunch of techno-babble and scavenger hunts.

Could we please have some filler villains that can actually take on the MCs in a fight? I don't particularly care if they have foreshadowing or a reason to fight besides they don't like our mug.

Like Rudy Ray Moore would say, "This story had no titties, no funny, and no kung fu." I at least need some kung fu!
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Passed out before the final post, blegh.

>>4978098
I'm impressed with how far Peppa has come and the development she has gained not only in character but her training already has a profound effect.

>A.
>D. "Idea. If it wasn't trying to take something from me, maybe it was trying to add the DNA to my own?"
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>>4978098
>A.
But also,
>C.
Chat with her a bit while it's getting set up.

Fun had. Thanks for running.
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Can Maple do this?
https://youtu.be/OpwnGsLUgi8
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>>4978098
You okay?
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's okay.

>>4978690
Glad to hear.

>>4978112
>but now we've even lost the needlephobia.
Peppa isn't a toddler anymore, and she was already showing traits of overcoming it when you last saw it.

>Could we please have some filler villains that can actually take on the MCs in a fight?
Like what, exactly?

Anyway, sorry about the delay, we're back.

>>4978098
“All right, I’ll take you up on that offer! Show me to it.” you respond with a bright smile, gently taking the figurine of you. Bulma leads you to an arcade machine you’re already quite familiar with, with a dozen figurines in a table beside it. Oh hey, Nappa, Tien, Chiaotzu, Yamcha, Pantea, Videl’s dad, uncle Acer, aunt Chi-Chi, uncle Raditz, mom, dad, and another one of you. Hah, you’ve got two figures now.

“Take any three you want.” Bulma tells you. “We’ve got a few practice missions set up if you wanna give them a go, oooor, you can try ‘em against a person.” She crosses her arms proudly. “Though you might not wanna get over-confident with that. I may not be the gamer Pantea is, but this is my creation. Careful who you challenge.”

“Miss Bulma, Chuu Lee and Tommy are here to see you.” a secretary lady calls to her.

Her shoulders slouch a bit. “Ah. Well. Ahem. I’ll have to see to them first.”

>A. All right, I’ll try a few practice rounds
>B. I’ll wait until you’re ready, Bulma. That sounded like a challenge
>C. Oh, could talk with them about it too. Teach might be interested!
>D. Saaaaay. Giru. You promise not to eat any of the pieces and I can go a couple rounds against ya
>E. Something else?
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>>4978896
>C.
>B.
>E. "Could we get a tag-team mode for this with different players for the fighters, too? Then we could use it to train for Tag."
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>>4978896
>Peppa isn't a toddler anymore
Didn't you have Maple going "MAPLE SMASH" well into her 20s? Also, Peppa's dad still hates needles.

>A. All right, I’ll try a few practice rounds
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>>4978896
Supporting >>4978900
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>>4978896
>Like what, exactly?
How about a bunch of bad guys from Planet Spike, and their names are Legos, Burr, and Caltrop. When defeated, they shatter and recombine into Shard, who cuts people when they make physical contact.
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>Like what, exactly?
The filler villain I nominate is Araghne as a kaiju standin for biollante with a Godzilla and Gamera team up.

>>4978896
>C.
>B.
>E. "Hi secretary lady!"
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>>4978913
Veto.
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>>4978915
Supporting that E.
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https://youtu.be/sdgJGrY6D3o
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>>4978915
I like Giant Spiders, will she have a cute voice?
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>>4978896
>>4978900
Exen is unable to post but supports this.
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>>4978918
How about a refrigerator that has too much stuff in it that no one ever eats and the souls of the rotten meats inside possess it, growing Tetsuo-like limbs and multiple mechanical animal heads, and start going on a rampage where it forcefeeds people lots and lots of expired stuff and also has ice and dark flavored attacks. This is a job for a saiyan!
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>>4978934
That's an Arale villain.
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>>4978938
Last one:
At the end of his rabbity life, Monster Carrot puts the remainder of his soul into what would be his 59th offspring, forming a carrot that he implants a command into: "Beat up Son Goku!" And thus, Karate Carrot was born. After spending his entire life growing up and up, he finally gets out of the dirt to enact his life's purpose. Thanks to his green, leafy hair, he gains power from Earth's sun, enabling him to fly, run fast, shoot lasers from his eyes, and also Solar Beam.

Joining him is Monster Carrot's other creation from his time on the moon, Mochi. Mochi looked after Karate Carrot after Monster Carrot left them on Earth, and eventually harbored feelings for him that he is too Carrot to recognize. The Gundanium she is made out of makes her super durable, super sticky, super stretchy, and super sweet. In a pinch, she can shine the sun with her pale skin onto Karate Carrot to give him a supercharge.
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“Hi miss secretary lady!” you say with a wave. “Oh, and yeah, I did sense them heading in. Oooh, hey! When you’re done, maybe they’d like to come over here. I’d be up for a round against them. I’m willing to wait, especially since it sounded like you were asking for a challenge, Bulma.” you tell her with a cheeky grin. “Oh, oh, oh, is there a way to do some sort of tag team thing? That’d be great. Different players, different fighters. Plus it’d be some good training for the tournament.”

Bulma blinks, then turns her head to the secretary. “Heidi, make sure to write that down.”

“Y-yes ma’am?” she responds in confused affirmation.

Bulma gives you a double thumb’s up and exits, while you go over the figurines on your own. Giru hovers by, looking over some as well. “Giru, Giru. Miss Bulma has worked quite hard on ensuring they are very durable.”

“Yeah?” You toss both of your figurines up in the air and catch them. “What kind of tests?”

“They are currently able to withstand 20 g’s with minimal damage.” he informs you.

After a few minutes of questioning and examination, Bulma finally returns with Chuu Lee and Tommy. “Hey kiddo, been a while.” the redheaded lady comments.

“Hi Teach.” you return, nodding and smiling.

Tommy takes off his cap and bows his head. “Hello. You’re… Gohan’s sister, right?” He then puts it back, using his cane to make his way to a sofa in the room.

“Yep! World Champ, Son Peppa.” you tell him. “Brother’s still… away, for a while. But shouldn’t be too long before he’s back.” The Dragon Balls are almost back. Soon he’ll be back and everything will be back to normal.

“So, like the doctors said, the medication should prevent any further damage.” Bulma says to Chuu Lee. “Repairing will be… possible, but will take time.”

“Either’s fine. Whatever’s best for him, I’m for.” she says calmly. “It’s what Lapis and I agreed to.”

“Well! Since we’ve got that done, we can move on to this.” Bulma gestures at the arcade machine. “Peppa and I are going to give a demo if you’d like to stay for it.” She then winks, hinting that you do want her to stay and watch.

“Ooh, ooh, mom, what is it?” Tommy asks.

She walks by and sits down beside him. “It’s a kind of game Miss Bulma’s developed. I’ll… tell you as they play it. Sound good?” He nods enthusiastically.

Bulma looks to you and smiles. “Pick your team, Peppa.”

Oooh, okay, let’s see…

>Pick any three of: Peppa, Goku, Maple, Acer, Chi-Chi, Yamcha, Pantea, Tien, Chiaotzu, Raditz, Hercule, Nappa, and Peppa

ALSO

>A. Try an aggressive, overwhelming strategy!
>B. Better stick to defense and seeing what Bulma’s got in store
>C. Keep things balanced, pay attention to what abilities they have
>D. Something else?
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>>4978993
>Goku, Radditz, Nappa

LOW CLASS SAIYAN BLITZ

>C. She knows this game better than we do.
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>>4978993
>Peppa, Goku, Raditz

>C.
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>>4978993
Exen seconds >>4979006
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Okay! Roll me 3d20, best of three. DC is 12 for all!
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Rolled 5, 11, 10 = 26 (3d20)

>>4979049
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Rolled 7, 5, 6 = 18 (3d20)

>>4979049
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Rolled 10, 14, 12 = 36 (3d20)

>>4979049
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>>4979053
>>4979054
>>4979061
Passed two!

Sadly I need to rest, so we'll be back tomorrow at ~6 pm PST. Thank you all for playing! Please stay safe out there.
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Hooh. Primus. Sorry about the delay. We're back, even if it's gonna be another short night.

>>4978993
You’re tempted to use one of the figurines Bulma made of you… buuuut you’ve got another idea. You get dad, uncle Raditz, and Nappa’s figurines. “Okay, let’s test this out.”

Bulma smiles and gets Maple, Acer, and Chi-chi. “Well, if that’s your choice.”

https://youtu.be/u7biRs8WvZY

With both trios set, the two of you begin the match, holograms of the characters appearing. Let’s see… you do wanna keep things balanced, so… hrmn. Looking over a little pop-up guide, you check some of their abilities… oooooh, that’s a fun one. Okay, dad and Raditz might actually want to stay back and charge up. You keep Nappa forward and defensive, he’ll need to take a few hits while they power up.

Which… Bulma definitely planned for, as she sets Maple and Acer forward, Acer in the front, with Maple in the middle. And mom’s figurine calls out a spell that debuffs Nappa! Crap! With his power diminished, he can’t land as solid a hit on Acer, Bulma expertly timing a guard, and he can’t take one nearly as well. Acer hits him with a Revenant Driver that leaves Nappa stunned.

Okay, lesson learned. Just tanking things while partners power up isn’t the path to victory. You pull Nappa’s figurine into the back row to let him recover and set dad’s and Raditz’s forward into the middle row. You don’t think mom’s figurine can depower things twice in a row… and you’re right! Bulma has to pull her back and instead has Acer and Chi-Chi forward. Dad and Raditz are overall stronger than them, but you’ll need to be careful. Hmm… wait, you’ve got it! As the second round’s battle begins, you time things so dad follows up Raditz, both targeting Chi-Chi. After you’re able to overcome Bulma’s guard attempt with Chi-Chi with both, they launch a Double Sunday followed by a Kamehameha! Chi-chi’s stunned by the combo, which means you can defend easier against just Acer.

Okay, next and hopefully last round! And the special ability you saw kicks in. The Goku and Raditz holograms preform the Fusion Dance! And with the now overwhelming power of them, Bulma’s on the ropes. She brings Maple back into the forefront to try and get a combo going with Acer, but Nappa’s recovered and is able to join in. This time, you’re able to have Nappa tank the combo attack Maple and Acer have by timing the guard perfectly, and then retaliating with your dad and uncle’s fusion! A quick combo followed by his Ender Kamehameha knocks both of them out!

https://youtu.be/-2v_rlhkTBs

Victory!

(cont.)
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Bulma’s shoulders slouch a bit. “Eesh, you take to this way too well.”

“Ehehe, I’ve kinda had strategy on the mind for quite some time now, though you did start off pretty strong.” you reply, rubbing the back of your neck.

Chuu Lee, finished explaining it all to Tommy, seems impressed. “Heh, I’ve gotta be honest, if you had this around five or six years ago, Lapis would be all over it. Probably still will be, if he sees it in action.” She smiles at you. “Guess training with Keli has helped out quite a bit.”

>A. It has! …Though we hit a bit of a snag yesterday…
>B. This’ll be my first time actually in the tag tournament, so we’ve been training hard. Any tips, Teach? Since you’re the former… well, I guess still current Mifan Champ
>C. Say, wanna try a round yourself, Teach? It’s pretty intuitive
>D. Something else?
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>>4979902
>Heh, I’ve gotta be honest, if you had this around five or six years ago, Lapis would be all over it.
>D. Whoa there, are you a ball and chain, Teach?
>C. Say, wanna try a round yourself, Teach? It’s pretty intuitive
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>>4979902
>A.
>B.
>C.
>D.
Ask Tommy which three we should play next.
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>>4979902
>>4979909
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>>4979902
Exen votes
>A.
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>>4979902
>A. It has! …Though we hit a bit of a snag yesterday…
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>>4979902
>A & B.
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“It has! …Though, well.” You suck in air through your teeth hesitantly. “We hit a bit of a snag yesterday…”

She tilts her head. “What happened?”

You walk over and sit down on a chair to explain. “Keli’s been trying to develop something using her shared Ki with Melee. Trying to like, harmonize it with her own Ki and access them both at the same time. And, well, it did work.”

At first she seems pleasantly surprised by that, but she catches on quickly that there’s something that went wrong. With trepidation and a sigh, she asks, “What happened?”

“She overtaxed her body and passed out. Couldn’t handle it for very long.” You look down apologetically. “I should have paid better attention.”

Teach pinches the ridge of her nose, mumbling under her breath, “Of course she did. Damn it Keli…” She sits up straight, shaking her head. “It’s not your fault. She’s gotten… better about it, but she has a tendency to be headstrong and willing to push herself harder than she needs to. Especially when she feels a need to ‘prove herself’ in some way. She’s probably trying extra hard to do something for Melee and not really thinking things through.”

You... are a little surprised to hear that. “She always seemed so calm and focused during our training, not headstrong and rushing things.”

“I don’t doubt that, but as you said, she overtaxed her body with this. Was it the first time she ever really used it?” Chuu Lee questions, and you nod. “Yep. The moment she knew she could do it, she tried to go for as long as possible.”

Starting to pick up what she’s implying here. “So… as the, I guess still current Mifan Champ, do you have any advice you’re willing to share?”

“Yeah.” Teach replies with a quick nod. “When Mark and I teamed up, he did worry he was going to drag me down. He wasn’t nearly as strong as I was, and had trouble keeping up during training. But I believed in us as a team, and in the end it worked out. Instead of trying to drag him up to my level, we figured out what we were good at and where our skills overlapped, and most importantly how to fight effectively using those skills.” She grins proudly. “I’d think our titles are testament to how well that worked out.”

“So… when she’s been able to recover, I should have a talk with her about not trying to just keep up with me, but working with where our skills overlap first?” you ask.

She gives a cheeky wink. “Well, if you want to take my other title, World Champ.”

(cont.)
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Hehehehehe. You sit up and stretch, noticing Bulma had been writing something on a datapad, taking glances at the arcade machine from time to time, but also sort of listening in on your conversation. Placing your hands on your hips, you ask, “Say, Teach, you wanna give this a try? It’s quite intuitive. Oh! And Tommy can pick which ones we use.”

The boy’s expression lights up considerably. “Can I, mom?”

She blushes and smiles bashfully. “Well… you know what? Yeah. Come on.”

Chuu Lee gives him very detailed explanations of the figures, and he decides on having you use Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu, while Chuu Lee’s asked to use the two of you and Mr. Satan. Heh. Fighting yourself, huh? Well, how should you try this?

>A. Ah just have fun with it, this isn’t a serious match
>B. Use it more as a training tool to get your mind thinking about strategies, keep things balanced
>C. Oh she wants to see the champ in action, huh? Let’s go, you’re gonna win this!
>D. Something else?
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>>4979997
>D. NO MERCY
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>>4979997
>B.
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>>4979997
>B.
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>>4979997
>B. Use it more as a training tool to get your mind thinking about strategies, keep things balanced
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>>4979997
>B.
>D. Take a moment time to reflect on what we think our strengths and weaknesses are, and how they look to others.
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>>4980020
I'll support.
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>>4979997
>>4980020
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Okay! Another roll of 3d20, best of three. DC is 12 for the first two, 13 for the last.
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Rolled 2, 10, 8 = 20 (3d20)

>>4980023
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Rolled 6, 4, 19 = 29 (3d20)

>>4980023
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Rolled 20, 1, 18 = 39 (3d20)

>>4980023
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>>4980025
>>4980027
Passed two! ...But missed one pretty hard.

Sadly I need to get some rest, but tomorrow looks to not have as many urgent things in store. Sorry again for cutting things short. We'll be back ~6 pm PST, for real this time. Thanks for playing, and please stay safe out there.
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>>4980032
Night Kato, please rest well.
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Rested well!

And okay, we are back!

>>4979997
https://youtu.be/j-93YbOVLFI

You’re going to use this as another opportunity to train your mind for team tactics. So, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Yamcha. Honestly not a bad lineup. Let’s see, what can they do…? Aha! Okay, you’ve got it! Seeing Chuu Lee hold back Hercule and one of the Peppas, you can figure she’s planning something. Unfortunately, you are too.

Chiaotzu starts things off with his telekinesis, holding the hologram of you in place. Next up, Tien rushes in and is easily able to break through her guard, finishing things off with a Dodonpa that leaves her stunned. Next up, Yamcha rushes in and hits with a Wolf Fang Fist, severely depleting that Peppa’s HP. Chuu Lee didn’t even have a chance to counter, hah!

Next round though, things don’t quite go in your favor. She was still able to charge up the other Peppa, and what’s more, Mark’s got an ability that activates, cheering that Peppa on and powering her up even more. Up to- …Crap. Chuu Lee has your other counterpart transform into a a Super Saiyan. You pull back Yamcha and Tien and try to repeat things with Chiaotzu, but you miss the timing and she’s able to avoid the telekinesis, unleashing a devastating attack on the lil’ guy that leaves him stunned, and Mark’s able to follow up and land a powerful hit with his Megaton Punch.

It’s neck and neck now. Even if you continue as planned, it’ll take perfect timing and maybe a bit of luck to win. Chuu Lee doesn’t seem phased by it, and since Chiaotzu’s still down, so you won’t be able to rely on stunning like before. Well, here goes! You have Tien and Yamcha do the Fusion Dance and become Tiencha! His combined power is just barely able to push you over the edge and start the battle first, and so it all comes down to this! Come ooooon... GOT IT! You overcome the Super Saiyan Peppa’s guard and hit hard, finishing the match with Tiencha’s Wolf Fang Volleyball Fist!

“Whew.” you exhale. “Close one.”

“Yep.” Teach agrees. “If I were just a moment quicker, I’d have been able to get all three of them countering you.” She collects the figures and hands them back to Bulma. “So, think this was helpful at all?”

“Yeah, actually. I think fighting against myself gave some insight into my own weaknesses. If I’m not prepared for any tricky techniques, I’m gonna be a sitting duck in the middle of battle. Even if it’s just covering for my partner, I have to know when to keep my guard up and when to start countering.” You return the figurines to Bulma as well. “Thanks, Teach.”

She ruffles your hair gently. “No prob. That was fun.”

>A. Say, if you don’t mind my asking, who HAVE you teamed up with for the Mifan Tournament?
>B. That was indeed fun, but you think you’re good with what you’ve done here. Time to head off!
>C. Hey, Bulma, is it okay if Tommy takes a couple home with him? Me too actually
>D. Something else?
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>>4980945
Dangit, my poor reading comprehension told me we were playing against Tommy.

>B. That was indeed fun, but you think you’re good with what you’ve done here. Time to head off!
Has Cocoa done the play for the village yet? I wanna do Narukami with us as the sage who goes super saiyan.
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>>4980945
>B.
>D. Ask Bulma if the game is still in development, and if it'll be updated as everyone learns new tricks.
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>>4980945
>A.
>C.
The Peppa one.
>B.
Mifan time?

And support >>4980970
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>>4980945
>B.
>D. Check in with Keli, make sure she's recovering.
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>>4980980
This too.
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>>4980945
>>4980980
Voting against, that takes up time I don't wish to spend at a hospital.
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>>4980945
>A.
>B.
>C.
>D.
Ask Chuu Lee if she'd like to work on a super move some time. (My vote is Wind Super Dragon Fist)
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>>4980970
I'm also fine with this D.
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>>4980945
>>4981006
Supporting, anything but visiting Keli.
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>>4981003
Well, thank Kami she's not at a hospital.
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“Say, Bulma, this is still in development, right?” you ask, gesturing at the machine. “Will it be updated with new abilities and stuff as we learn them?”

“Oh it’s still a few years away from any real official release, so yeah, it’ll be getting some constant updates.” she explains. “Think it’d be good to have at least a good, oh, 30 or so figures ready for the launch anyway. Maybe even get some other folks to sign on for it, I think King Chappa or Spike would be amused to have a figure of them as World Champs in the mix.”

“Hah, gonna ask Goku and Maple if they want kid versions of them in there too?” Teach inquires.

Bulma shrugs. “Hey, who knows.”

“In that case… you wouldn’t mind if Tommy takes a few of them home with him, right?” you ask, winking at Chuu Lee. Tommy gasps excitedly. “…I’d kinda like to take one too, to be honest.”

“Hah, go right ahead.” Bulma replies, letting the two of you have free reign.

Tommy picks one of Mark, while you take one of yourself. Looking up at Chuu Lee, you next ask, “So… have you been training with your tag team partner in the lead-up too the tournament? Who is it, anyway, if you don’t mind my asking?”

Teach smiles. “Of course. We’re the defending champs. Not changing up that team. Better be careful, Peppa, Mark and I are still in this to win.”

Well, this has been fun, but you think you should head off. Next stop, Mifan! Along the way you telepathically check in with Pybara, making sure Keli’s doing okay. And, thankfully, she is. Still exceptionally tired, so she’s been spending time meditating and relaxing. But their healing has been a great help, and she should be back to normal soon.

Once you arrive at Mifan, you sense that Tien and his students are all at the Crane School dojo, but also there’s Baozi flying laps around the Mifan Castle. Vegeta and Nappa are off in the distance training together. Huh.

>A. Well, might as well see how Vegeta’s doing
>B. What’s Baozi up to? Head in closer and find out what he’s up to
>C. Check on the Crane School, might be good to see how they’re doing, and give them the good news about Keli
>D. Something else?
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>>4981043
>C.
>D.
Kinda wanna take on Tiencha in real life but would also like to talk to Chiaotzu about psionics training too. He'd have good advice on how to advance in that area.
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>>4981043
>B.
>D. See if an invitation to dinner is to be had around here. It's been a long day.
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>>4981043
Supporting >>4981052

And did you miss the write-in, Kato? >>4981006
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>>4981074
its fine.
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>>4981006
>>4981078
Gah, sorry, I didn't but it didn't copy over.

>“Say, Teach, once the Tournament’s over, wanna work on a combo move some time? Thinking something that uses Wind Magic, like some kind of…” You think back to when you and Izzy got to meet with Gohan on Grand Kai’s planet, how Izzy put quite a spin on the idea of the Dragon Fist. “…Wind Dragon?”

>“Heh, sounds like a plan. I’ll be up for it when you are, Peppa.”
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>>4981052
Exen supports as well.
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>>4981043
>C. Check on the Crane School, might be good to see how they’re doing, and give them the good news about Keli
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>>4981043
>B. What’s Baozi up to? Head in closer and find out what he’s up to
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>>4981043
You do want to check up on the Crane School, but you’re curious about what Baozi’s up to. Hmm… okay, idea. You power up just a bit to catch the attention of Tien as you make your way towards Baozi. ‘Peppa, is something wrong?’

‘Nah, just stopping by to let you all know Keli’s recovering well. Kinda wondering what Baozi’s doing flying laps around the castle, though. Is something wrong?’

‘Ah. Shao can explain better. Good to hear about Keli.’

Baozi’s mother is next to contact you. ‘I’m sorry about this, he’s getting antsy over his lessons. He’s been breezing through them quite a bit faster than any of his teachers or tutors have expected, but it’s left him with more free time and energy than he knows what to do with. Pilaf’s been trying to be… Accommodating, but he’s been getting bored.’

And as if on cue, the moment he finally notices you, he bolts over. “Peppa! Peppa! Hey, hey, when’d you get here?”

“Just now, actually. What’s up?”

He places his hands behind his head. “Been booooored. Dad doesn’t want to train, mom’s busy at the Crane School, and don’t even get me started on gramps.”

“G-gramps?” you repeat.

“Emperor Pilaf! I’ve beaten him at every game he has, from Sonic 2 Battle to Super Shogi Supreme!” he blurts out quickly.

You blink. “…Super Shogi Supreme?” What even is that?

‘If… you don’t mind, could you keep him occupied for a while?’ Shao requests. ‘I’d really appreciate it, and I’m sure Pilaf

Well…

>A. All right, all right, I’ll keep him occupied
>B. I’ve got some plans later, can’t really play babysitter today
>C. I can, if you’re willing to let us spar for a bit. Would you mind, Miss Shao?
>D. Something else?

That said…

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thanks for sticking around for this! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. Vote open until then. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4981136
Night Kato!
Always had fun.
>A.
>C.
>D. "Equivalent exchange, a move for a move after we spar."
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>>4981136
>. I can, if you’re willing to let us spar for a bit. Would you mind, Miss Shao?
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>>4981136
Was good. Get some rest.

Support >>4981141
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>>4981136
D. Have you tried "Sonic 2 Battle & Knuckles"?

>A. All right, all right, I’ll keep him occupied
>D. Teach him curse words
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>>4981136
>D. "Well I had things to do, and I doubt I could keep him too engaged outside of training... maybe he'd like to run around with me for a while? If that's okay with you."
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>>4981149
Supporting
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>>4981043
>“Hah, gonna ask Goku and Maple if they want kid versions of them in there too?” Teach inquires.

>A bunch of figurine designs from Jackie Chun get submitted that are decidedly-not kid versions of Maple and Co. They sell 1 billion copies.
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>>4981136
>C.
>>4981141
This D.
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>>4981043
Is that an OG chocobo in the pic?
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>>4981136
‘All right, all right, I can keep him occupied, but I kinda had plans for later too. Plus I figure he wants to spar a bit first. Hmm… maybe he can tag along for a bit after that. Would you mind?’

‘Hah, go right ahead. Just have him back by dinner.’

You look to the boy, cracking your knuckles. “All right Baozi. How’s this sound? You spar with me for a bit, and you can tag along with some of the things I’ve got planned. Afterward we can even exchange techniques if you’d like. Sound like a good deal?”

He grins wide. “Yeah! YEAH! Come on, lemme show you what I’ve got!” he exclaims, his aura flaring up.

>A. All right, just keep this a light spar, see what he’s got
>B. Baozi, feel free to go Super Saiyan if you’d like. I can take it
>C. Try to guide and instruct him as you spar, see where you can help him improve
>D. Something else?
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>>4981629
It is not. And sorry, hit enter before I got a chance to reply. We're back!
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>>4982161
>B.
>C.
>D. Gauge techniques to see what we wanna learn!
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>>4982161
>D. "Chili Pepper Punch!" Tail Whip him.
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>>4982161
>B & C.
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>>4982168
Seconded, let's use it to catch him off guard when he gets overconfident.
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>>4982161
>B & C.
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Okay! Roll me 3d20, best of three! DC is 13 for all!
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Rolled 18, 17, 4 = 39 (3d20)

>>4982199
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Rolled 7, 12, 19 = 38 (3d20)

>>4982199
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Rolled 7, 14, 15 = 36 (3d20)

>>4982199
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Rolled 2, 11, 10 = 23 (3d20)

>>4982199
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>>4982201
>>4982202
>>4982207
>>4982212
Passed all! Writing...
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You start to lead him out of the city, telling the boy, “By the way, Baozi. Feel free to go Super Saiyan if you want. I’m ready for it.”

https://youtu.be/wZDTgzMaZzE

He seems to think you’re bluffing, raising an eyebrow in suspicion. “Well, if you insist. HRRAAAH!” Baozi powers up and bolts forward, arms crossed as he flies backward ahead of you. “Gonna transform yourself?”

“Nope.” you reply, powering up considerably, but don’t transform. By the time the two of you are out by the mountains, you’re ready, bringing up your guard. “So, first thing’s first. Let me see your basics.”

“Tch, lame.” Baozi says dismissively. “Basics are boring. I wanna make this fun!” He rushes at you and tries to unleash a flurry of blows… and you dodge easily. He’s definitely trained well, but a bit overconfident. Seeing you keep dodging, he flips back in midair and aims a palm strike at your torso.

You catch his arm and throw him over your shoulder. “When someone’s focused on avoiding your attacks, simply going for a stronger attack isn’t going to turn the tide. It’s more telegraphed and even easier to avoid.” He spins back around and charges up Ki in his palms, letting out a barrage of Ki blasts. You deflect each one with ease. “Careful with how much energy you’re putting out, too, don’t drain yourself.”

“Oh this is nothing!” He charges up a much bigger Ki blast. You teleport above him, giving a quick but not too powerful chop on the head. “Ow! Hey!”

“Sparring, Baozi, sparring. I know you’re eager to try your all and show what you can do, but you gotta pace yourself.” You take your stance. “Second up, you never know when the tide’ll turn!” You rush him, catching the boy by surprise and forcing him to defend himself. You start to bring the battle closer to the ground, the two of you hovering about a couple dozen meters above the earth as you battle. “Third… SPICY CHILI PEPPER PUNCH!” you yell out, very obviously telegraphing you’re going for a wild swing…

And spin around and smack him with your tail, knocking him to the ground. “OW! HEY!” Baozi exclaims. “That wasn’t a punch at all! Your tail’s not a fist, Peppa.”

“Yep. It wasn’t.” you confirm, floating down. “That was a pretty obvious trick. It’s what I mean about telegraphed attacks, you should watch out for stuff like that.”

He dusts himself off and crosses his arms. “Hmnh. Fine. But I’m not gonna give up that easily! …Don’t know how you’re keeping up without transforming though. Did you really get that strong so quickly?”

>A. All right, keep up the pace. You’ve still got a few things you need to show him
>B. Baozi, let me see some of the techniques you’ve been developing
>C. It’s a bit more complicated than that… tell you what, I’ll let you in on a bit of a secret if you can land a hit on me
>D. Something else?
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>>4982272
>C.
>D. Become tricks. Feints, afterimages, ki mines, telekinetic candy. Be a problem.
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>>4982272
>D. It's cuz I eat my greens, and my reds, all the colors really, pretty much everything on my plate and the next twenty! Kidding, kidding.
>C. It’s a bit more complicated than that… tell you what, I’ll let you in on a bit of a secret if you can land a hit on me

>>4982274
Supporting
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>>4982272
>A.
>C.
>D.
Meteor Combo + Super God Fist (Wind)
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>>4982272
>B.
And this >>4982274
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I'm curious, can people in the IT zone be cognisant at all, or do they have to have a grip on spirit control / able to IT themselves to not just be like "We popped from one place to the next!"

I want to ask Baozi his impressions by teleporting him in and out of it real quick.
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>>4982272
>B & C.
>D. But a quick hint: just pushing harder has limits.
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>>4982301
Supporting.
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>>4982301
Supporting.
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Okay, real quick, roll me 3d20 again, best of three! DC is 13 for the first two, 14 for the last!
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Rolled 7, 2, 18 = 27 (3d20)

>>4982314
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Rolled 17, 3, 8 = 28 (3d20)

>>4982314
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Rolled 16, 7, 3 = 26 (3d20)

>>4982314
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Rolled 11, 2, 13 = 26 (3d20)

>>4982314
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>>4982316
>>4982317
>>4982318
Passed two of them!

And while I do need to rest, we will be back earlier tomorrow, starting ~1:30 pm PST. Thank you all for playing, and stay safe out there!
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>>4982272
>B. Baozi, let me see some of the techniques you’ve been developing
>C. It’s a bit more complicated than that… tell you what, I’ll let you in on a bit of a secret if you can land a hit on me
D. Become tricks. Feints, afterimages, ki mines, telekinetic candy. Be a problem.
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>>4982322
Was fun. Rest well.
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Glad to hear!

Sorry for the delay, Labor Day Weekend caused a couple snags in my plans. We are back now though!

>>4982272
“It’s… a bit more complicated than that, actually. Tell you what: if you can land a hit on me I’ll let you in on it. Bit of a secret.” you tell him with a cheeky grin and wink. “Sound fair?”

He smiles wide. “Yeah! I’ll get this done no problem!”

“Good. Now, let me see some of the skills you’ve developed, Baozi. But keep this in mind: merely pushing harder has its limits.” You take a defensive stance, but prepare to fight even more tricky than before.

https://youtu.be/9vZD06f767g

Baozi dashes towards you and tries for a jumpkick, only for you to feint out an afterimage. He surprisingly ends up reacting quickly to that, though, energy filling his other leg. He then kicks out an energy blast and flies back at you, attempting a spin-kick this time. But you were able to think quickly enough to punch into the ground with your Ki drill and leave a energy mine there. Baozi flies right into it, getting flung into the air as it detonates.

You follow up by bolting to him, telegraphing a kick, only to have that be a feint. You deliver a palm strike to his torso, then a knee strike that leaves him falling back to the ground. He stops himself and lands, but looks up with a frown. “Not bad, Baozi, but you’re not done yet are you? Come on, let me see what else you’ve got.” you tell the boy, cracking your knuckles.

He stands still for a moment, then grins. “No, no it isn’t.” He points a finger out, filling it with Ki, almost inviting you to try and dodge it. You instead get a few pieces of candy out and keep them in your hand, dashing towards him. But he doesn’t fire off a Dodonpa like you expect. Baozi instead makes a circle with it. Ah, that’s something you’ve seen Keli use before! You use Telekinesis to have the candy trail behind you, preparing to use them as a distraction. As soon as you’ve closed in, Baozi flings the Ki ring at you. You dodge it with ease, tossing the candy at the younger half-Saiyan. And… “Hey, thanks!” Baozi calls out… telekinetically holding the candy in place with his other hand.

He then redirects the ring right back at you, and this time you use the Rasenken to destroy it. But right as you do, you feel something thwack the side of your head. It’s one of the candies. Baozi’s looking up with the cheekiest, proudest grin on his face, unwrapping another and eating it. He doesn’t even need to say it, the boy thinks he’s won.

>A. Hahaha! Now you’re getting it. Fair’s fair
>B. …Baozi doesn’t know the next one he’s about to eat is the Hellfire flavor candy. Just let ‘em try it
>C. C-candy doesn’t count! Come on, try again!
>D. Something else?
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>>4983006
>A. Hahaha! Now you’re getting it. Fair’s fair
>B. …Baozi doesn’t know the next one he’s about to eat is the Hellfire flavor candy. Just let ‘em try it
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>>4983006
>A.
>B.
>D. See if we can get him some water for the aftermath.
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>>4983013
Ha, water just makes it worse! What he needs is some milk. Let's go to Frypan!
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>>4983006
Supporting >>4983013
but yes, not water. Milkshakes!
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Heheheh...
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>>4983006
>A & B.
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https://youtu.be/cTpzSjZvLPA
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>>4983006
>D.
"Wanna give one to your dad?"
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>>4983015
>>4983020
Milk and ice cream might work for heat alone, but there's menthol in there. You throw frozen something in there, you'll kill the boy.
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>>4983095
Supporting.
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Uh oh, did we just get this kid hooked on Menthol?
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You burst out laughing. “Hahahahaaa! Now you’re getting it. Fair’s fair, but-” You see him about to pop one of those Hellfire flavored candies into his mouth. You… could warn him. But he should really be more aware of his surroundings. “-but, don’t let yourself become overconfident.” you warn cryptically. There. That’s fair.

With smug satisfaction, Baozi finishes the first candy and pops the second in his mouth. There’s a moment of silence between the two of you, the boy forcing himself to chew the gummy. Eventually he just can’t take it anymore and spits it out, then tries to spit out the taste too. “Ahhh, eeeuuuggghhh… P-pEPpaAAa… whY… do YOu… augh…” He’s sweating over it.

You pat him on the head. “Don’t let yourself become overconfident. Okay, come on, let’s get you something to wash that down.” He whines a bit. “Tell you what…” You grab the other Hellfire gummy out of the air. “Later, wanna give this to your dad.”

He looks up, face still sweating, but with a devious grin across it now. Oh, he most certainly does. After getting him something nice, cool, and deactivating, he’s definitely less antsy than before. So, as the two of you fly off, he asks, “You gonna tell me about what you did to get so strong?”

“Well, mostly I’ve just been learning how to draw out more of my strength without transforming. Gohan showed me it’s technically possible, even if he needed some help getting there. The goal, eventually, is to be able to use all my power in my base state; Super Saiyan is just accessing power you already have, right? So stands to reason there should be ways to access it without altering one’s body with a transformation like that.”

“Huh. Never really thought about it that way.” he replies. “Kinda cool.”

>A. So, still wanna Equivalent Exchange?
>B. Before you head off, maybe stop by Pilaf’s castle for a bit, just make sure he knows what you’re up to. Baozi might wanna bring a couple games along too
>C. Eh, kid’ll be fine, and you don’t wanna keep your friends waiting. Let’s go!
>D. Something else?
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>>4983132
>A. So, still wanna Equivalent Exchange?
"Let's see, for Instant Transmission, let's price it at... 200 households in Mifan and the title of 'General who Pacifies the Baby'"
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>>4983132
>A & B.
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>>4983132
>A & B.
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>>4983132
>A.
>B.
>D. "Have you been training with Daikon lately?"
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>>4983151
Supporting
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>After getting him something nice, cool, and deactivating,
https://youtu.be/hQzDeEtbvME
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“Say, Baozi, think on a few of the things you’d like to exchange before we head off. Better to get that out of the way soon.” you tell the boy.

“Ahh, okay, sure.”

“Also, you been hanging out with Daikon still? Training together?”

He nods. “Yep! I’ve been showing him all sorts of stuff I can do, plus been trying Super Saiyan sparring a few times.” He points his thumb at his chest. “Won every match.”

“Heh, but remember what I said about-”

“Overconfidence, yeah yeah.” He rolls his eyes. “You don’t have to keep beating me over the head with it.”

The pair of you arrive at Pilaf’s palace as you chat, greeted by General Blue, Master Shen, and eventually Pilaf and Shu. “Ah, Son Peppa! I see you’ve been entertaining my little heir.” he says brightly, but clearly doing his best to hide his exhaustion.

“Yeah gonna be hanging out with her for a bit, gramps.” Baozi remarks, grabbing a portable systems and a capsule case.

“Yes, yes, of course.” Pilaf then exhales and slouches. “Really, thanks. I’ve been doing all I can, but I’m no kart racing expert or even half of the things he’s wanted me to play.” Walking along with you, he then asks, “So, you still intend on participating in the Mifan Tag Tournament, correct?”

“Absolutely. I’ve been training hard for it.” you confirm.

“Excellent. It’ll make things all the more entertaining. Plus I’m sure any… less savory individuals would be a bit less willing to try and nab the prize if they know you’re around.” he remarks.

“...The prize? Are you offering something other than like, cash?” you inquire.

Pilaf chuckles. “Indeed. Let’s just say I’ve got a little something that’ll be able to grant a heart’s desire.” He winks tellingly. And… is he implying what you think he’s implying?

“Okay ready Peppa.” Baozi states, supplies gathered. “And I’ve got what I want to exchange for. I wanna learn those Ki mines. You?”

>A. That Ki kicking looks useful. That sound like a good trade?
>B. I’d like to learn that Ki ring you can do. Seen Keli use one like it before, so hey, useful
>C. Caaaan you show me the Galick Gun? Come on, know you’ve got it
>D. Wait wait wait. Hold up. Pilaf, do you… actually have them? When? How?
>E. Something else?
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>>4983283
>A.
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>>4983283
>A.
>D.
>E.
The determination to win to revive Gohan early achieved!
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>>4983283
>>4983291
Actually, add to this.
>E. Make a not so subtle mention of how much you're looking to see your brother again soon.
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>>4983283
Supporting >>4983303
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>>4983307
This too.
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>>4983283
>>4983303
>>4983307
Yes.
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You stretch a bit.“That Ki kicking attack looked pretty cool, to be honest, and could definitely play a vital role in victory in the tournament ahead. Sound like a fair trade?”

He nods proudly. “Yeah. I’m up for that. Okay ready to go!”

Before you leave, though, you tap Pilaf on the shoulder, a bit more tense a look on your face. “Pilaf, do you… actually have them?” He smiles in confirmation. “When? How?”

“Hmm? Oh, well, funny you say that. We’d actually found one still in stone a couple months ago. They might not look like much before they’re restored buuuut if you know the right things to look for, you can find ‘em. And to confirm it, we found that they returned to normal two days ago.”

“Does anyone else know about this?” you ask.

“Well not yet, but I’m sure your mother and Bulma and a few others have noticed.” he says nonchalantly. “Anyway! We’ll have them all gathered and ready by the Tournament.”

You try to keep a neutral expression as you process this info. Bulma didn’t mention such a thing, maybe she hasn’t noticed? And… well, you can check with mom later if you want. Still. Now you’ve got another reason to win this. You pat Pilaf on the shoulder, commenting, “Well. Definitely looking forward to seeing my brother again.”

He looks up in confusion. “Hm?”

“Oh, nothin’.” You finally walk off with Baozi.

>A. Just head on over to your friends, you can put this in the back of your mind for now
>B. Better check with Bulma, just to be safe
>C. Contact mom. Did she know already?
>D. Trip would actually be able to confirm for sure. Try to check with her
>E. Something else?

Also, roll me 2d20, best of three. DC is 13 for both.
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>>4983410
>A.
>E.
Check up on what Lime is doing and if she'd be interested in basic spirit control lessons sometime.
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Rolled 9, 5 = 14 (2d20)

>>4983416
>>4983410
forgot my roll, silly me.
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Rolled 3, 10 = 13 (2d20)

>>4983410
>A.
>E. It's really important but not urgent. But definitely look into it when we have time to have those discussions.
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Rolled 13, 14 = 27 (2d20)

>>4983410
Supporting >>4983419
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Rolled 19, 16 = 35 (2d20)

>>4983410
>A. Just head on over to your friends, you can put this in the back of your mind for now
>E. You already know that tournaments have a "Demons Please Kick Me" sign on them, it's just a fact of life at this point
>F. Hey Baozi, you wanna come with? *proceed to torment him as groups of girls do with boys they're forced to look after. break out the make-up.*
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>>4983417
>>4983419
>>4983421
Passed!
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>>4983444
Out?
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>>4983593
I'm alive, I'm alive, sorry!

>>4983410
You give one last smile at Pilaf as you leave. You don’t really have to check with anyone about it just yet, but might be good to talk with others later about the Dragon Balls already being back. And Pilaf planning to offer a wish to the Tournament winners. Eventually you and Baozi end up meeting Lime, Videl, and 19, the girls have been talking among themselves while waiting for you to arrive.

“...so 16 has decided to sit out this Tournament. He is still unsure how to handle the… complicated situation he is in.” the android girl informs the two.

“Aww, really?” Baozi asks. “I wanted to see that big guy fighting.”

Lime raises an eyebrow, then asks, “Babysitting, Peppa?”

“Hey!” the boy blurts out angrily.

“Come on Lime, be nice. He’s fine.” you tell her. “So you won’t be working with him, 19?”

“I will not. Chiaotzu and I have formed a team for this.” she says calmly.

Lime rubs her chin. “An interesting combo. Is it ‘cause you two are dating?”

“That is not the only reason we have decided to work together.” she says with a neutral tone, though something about it feels like she’s annoyed by the question.

“Yeah, Chiaotzu’s not the toughest, but he’s really tricky.” Baozi notes. “Wonder how you two will do against dad and Tien.”

You do a double-take. “Wait, Vegeta’s paired up with Tien?” both you and Videl ask.

“Oh, you didn’t know already? Heh, yeah.” he says nonchalantly.

Videl gets a serious look on her face, mumbling, “Hmm… he might have to deal with that…”

You raise an eyebrow. “Deal with what, exactly?”

“You’ll find out soon enough.” she says cryptically.

Lime meanwhile listens on with a gleam in her eyes. “Well well… betting pool’s sounding more and more enticing by the minute.”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thanks you all for playing! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~5 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4983595
>complicated situation he is in.” the android girl informs the two.
>He’s fine.” you tell her.
>a team for this.” she says calmly.
>decided to work together.” she says with a neutral tone,
>really tricky.” Baozi notes.
>Heh, yeah.” he says nonchalantly.
>enough.” she says cryptically.
The lack of commas on the end of those spoken clauses is driving me verrückt!

Huh, an observer wouldn't think we were babysitting him what with our height. How tall is he again?
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>>4983595
Wonder who Nappa is going with then, hm...
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>>4984244
Saibaman grown on the Planet of the Kais, Kaibaman.
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>>4984458
Piccolo of all people would make the most sense.
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Okay, for those who didn't see it already: work incident came up today. Been having to call people back and forth to get a handle on it. Will have to delay continuing until tomorrow at ~6 pm PST. Again, sorry for this, and please stay safe out there.
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>>4984721
Hope everything was OK today Kato.
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>>4984721
Happy Labor Day!

Emphasis on the Labor part for a lot of us!
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>>4985876
Still had to keep up the damage control from yesterday, sadly, but thank you for that.

>>4985881
Thanks, Sword.

And very, very sorry for the delay again. We'll have another short run tonight, but we are back.

>>4983595
You keep chatting with your friends, Baozi surprisingly following along quite well without really showing much in the way of boredom. He’s still playing a few games from time to time, but also still engaged with the conversations when they interest him. Lime eventually prods the topic of the… relationships that you, Videl, and 19 are in.

“I have to admit, the way you and Cocoa always seem so… saccharine when you two are together is kinda cute. Maybe overly so, sometimes.” Lime notes, taking a sip of bubble tea.

You raise an eyebrow. “Meaning…?”

“Meaning that, in addition to risking giving people diabetes from a sugar overdose, you both seem rather steady.” She waits for you to take a sip of your own drink before continuing with a cheeky smirk, “I bet you’ve already thought up the ring you’re gonna give her.”

And you almost choke on the tea. After coughing out the stuff that went down the wrong pipe, you glare at her and exclaim, “LIME!”

Lime snickers as she catches wind of Videl trying to stifle a giggle. “Hey now, don’t think I’m letting you off easy. How are things with you and Sharpner?”

“We’re fine.” she answers quickly, not wanting to dwell on the subject.

“Does heeee… know about your mysterious tag partner?~” Lime inquires. Videl just rolls her eyes. “Aw no fun. Hey, 19! You and-”

“Chiaotzu and I are also fine.” the android girl answers before Lime can finish. “He actually offered to help me with clothes shopping a short while ago. The tailors kept commenting that I looked like an ‘idol’ while trying them out.” She then gives Lime an inquisitive glance. “Are you prying into personal lives like this out of genuine curiosity or are you trying to pry advice from us?”

Lime’s face goes bright red as she starts to stammer out nonsense words. “Ajhg-! Phfw-! Tha…! NO!”

You, Videl, and 19 lean in, even Baozi floating over and giving a cheeky look. “Liiiiime.”

“I’m not on trial here.” she declares with a huff.

>A. All right, all right, let’s move on. How’s been working at your grandpa’s shop been?
>B. You’re blushing, Lime. Come on, out with it, we can help
>C. I can start guessing who it is if you don’t want to talk~
>D. Something else?
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>>4986097
>A.
>D.
"Do you need anything helped delivered? Like ancient artifacts, new technology, bread, eggs, or milk?"
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>>4986097
>B. You’re blushing, Lime. Come on, out with it, we can help
>D. By the way, Baozi, any cute serving girls or boys or the other kind of servants at the palace, or do they got cooties?
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>>4986122
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>>4986097
>B.
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>>4986119
Why ask about her business when we could pry into her romantic troubles?

...but asking her about milk delivery is tempting.
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>>4986097
>B.
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>>4986097
>“I’m not on trial here.” she declares with a huff.
Ooh, can we bang our teacup like a gavel?
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>>4986097
>B.
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Ohohoho. Well, well, well… “You’re blushing, Lime. Come on, out with it, we can help.”

“Is this your way of getting back at me?” she grumbles in annoyance.

You cross your arms and let your tail rest across your lap, tip of it waving up and down. “I’m serious. If you need some relationship advice you don’t have to dance around the topic. So, do you want to talk about it?”

Lime’s head gently falls on the table. “Uuuugh… do I have to…?”

“No. You merely want to.” 19 notes dryly.

She finally sits up straight and exhales. “Fiiiiine… so, there is this guy I’ve kinda connected with a while back. When I got a chance to meet with him again recently I… hooh.” Lime fans herself. “He was cute if kinda scrawny before, but he went from boyish to prince charming in a snap.”

“And you’re not going to tell us his name.” Videl comments after having some of her own bubble tea.

Baozi floats over to her, eyeing the girl with suspicion. “I’m assuming that’s in the metaphorical sense, and this ‘prince charming’ isn’t someone with an actual title, yes?”

She gives him an odd look in return. “I mean, not exactly? Though, while not literal, he is kinda similar to an actual prince…”

Baozi snaps his fingers. “Aha! You’re crushing on Kuriza!” he declares, a cheeky grin across his face.

Videl tilts her head in confusion as you stare blankly. Lime is at first taken aback. “What? No, no. He’s from Earth, you royal pain in the neck!” …She then stops and looks up, clearly now entertaining the idea. “Then again I guess he’s shown some business competence, and ‘Empress’ is a fun title… and I guess he is kinda cute in his own way…”

“Please do not gold dig the ruler of the Planet Trade Organization.” 19 asks.

Lime holds her head in her hands. “Oh for the love of…”

>A. All right, so you have some common ground with this guy, and you find him attractive. That all? Have you tried to meet with him? What?
>B. Baozi please don’t go off on any wild tangents. Actually, do you have any suggestions?
>C. …Oh you are curious over who it is now. Gonna start asking~!
>D. Okay hold up, were you actually entertaining the thought of hooking up with Kuriza, or was that an attempt at a joke?
>E. Something else?
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>>4986393
>E. I hope it's not Monty, I ship him and Izzy. They're like Kenichi and Miu.
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>>4986393
>E.
"It's Monty Cash, huh."
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Prince Furry, the Prime Minister's Ninja son?
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>>4986393
Supporting >>4986402
But Peppa MUST make that face.

>>4986400
Dont you want some drama and hijinks with Izzy?
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>>4986407
I want Izzy to lust after pretty boys like Tapion and Merus and Granolah, before a total scrup like Monty also gets on that level and Izzy the Senpai notices her father's pupil.
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>>4986413
>scrup
scrub*

https://youtu.be/FrLequ6dUdM
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>>4986402
Exen seconds support.
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>>4986423
Lies, he hasn't posted such in the discord.
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>>4986429
THERES A DISCORD
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>>4986393
You smile a telling, haughty smile. Like you’d just learned she had been denying liking a certain food all this time, only to have finally tasted it and desired more. The biggest, cheekiest smile. You lean in slowly. “Lime.”

She gulps and with heavy trepidation responds, “…Y-yes?”

“You like Monty Cash don’t you?”

The color drains from her face. In a weak voice she whines and lets her head fall to the table. Oooohohohoho~ She dooooes~ Lime then picks up the seat cushion she was sitting on and whines louder into it. After that’s done, she puts it back on the seat, pouting.

“...Gross. Your butt was on that.” Baozi comments. She slowly turns her head and glares, with the boy turning around and floating away.

“Huh. Come to think of it I guess I can see the connection.” Videl says, tapping her chin. “Well, I guess we can help with that.”

“Yeah. Just hope mom doesn’t catch wind or she’ll never let you hear the end of it.” Haha, this’ll be fun.

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thanks you all for playing! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~5 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4986613
>“Well, I guess we can help with that.”
Ha! Good luck doing that on your own, Videl.
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>>4986618
Alright, I'm gonna salvage this. I've lost a lead with Lime being somewhat open about her crush on Monty, but Monty doesn't even know she exists. Monty does know of Izzy, being the daughter of his Sensei and all.

Mayhap I can have Peppa recruit Maple's services in matchmaking Izzy and Monty by first: enhancing his style to where he's handsome. Then, by having him work hard to get stronger, he develops a tan. Then, he undergoes a quest to acquire a bitchin' sword, prwferably a sword that's long. And when Izzy sees the new Mr. Long, Tan, and Handsome, she will then have a crush on him due to him being her type! Ahahahaha!

But I don't know how fast that envious Lime and devilish Videl will work, so it's a race against time. But I, love, races. Also, Monty could develop a crush on Maple, but we'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

Matchmaker Maple? Wait till they get a load of Playmaker Peppa! Ahahahahaha!
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>>4986613
Everything OK, boss?
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>>4987593
Ugh. Sorry. Should have said something sooner. I got home barely 10 minutes ago. Problems at work again. Have to delay until 6 pm PST tomorrow. Sorry everyone. Please stay safe out there.
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>>4987650
S'all good boss. See you tomorrow <3

You are an amazing, cared-for person and we're blessed to get this time with you.
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>>4987658
Thank you.

Okay so, before I have to sleep: We're probably not going to have more time for Peppa this week, and this looks like a good enough time to stop. Tomorrow we'll be switching over to Izzy. That sound good?
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>>4987902
Izzy selection approved on my end.
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>>4987902
Fine by me Kato. Good night!
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>>4987902
Izzy sounds good. Take care of yourself, boss.
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>>4987902
I'm afraid not, I cannot afford to let Peppa rest when you drop a bombshell of this magnitude on us, I need to time to shore up the defences and make contingencies.
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>>4987902
>>4988298
I need one more post for Peppa, please.
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>>4987902
I'll let fate decide.

1. Peppa

2. Izzy

3. Gohan
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Yeah peppa sounds good
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>>4987902
May as well do the thing with Peppa before he starts whining.
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All right, we'll do this real quick. Sorry for the delay, things at work are still a bit of a dumpster fire.

>>4986613
So, now that you know about that, it’s given you some interesting ideas. Maybe you can give some advice? Though at the same time you don’t really know if Monty has anyone he’s interested in to start with. What to do, what to do…?

>A. You can take some time to talk more in-depth with her about it. What she knows, what she wants, and how you might be able to help
>B. Better you not try to rush anything, Lime’s admitted to a crush, but maybe she needs some time before she’s sure she wants to pursue this
>C. …Gonna contact Izzy and see if she’s able to help with this. Teamwork!
>D. Something else?
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>>4988934
>B.
>D. "What is it you like about him?"
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>>4988934
E. Secretly think about how Lime is garbage as a person and a friend who only ever associates with people based on their prestige, seeing as how you're the only person she hangs out with and you don't even live anywhere near her. Also, her prospective boyfriend is loaded, which is really just indicative of her money-grubbing, gold-digging, and as of last summer, grave-digging ways. And ever since you met her, she hasn't sought to make friends with Gohan AT ALL, and didn't even get closer with him by one iota even though he helped her rob that tomb, snuggling up to Izzy like a leech since she won the day. Ugh, Monty deserves way better than someone like her, who only cares more about results than effort.
>D. Pop-in near Monty to ask him what he's looking for in a girlfriend. But not right next to him, stalk him a bit in the sky to see if he's not busy.
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>>4988934
>B.
Buuuuut
>C.
>D. Covertly set up with Izzy on how to get more intel on Monty so we can set them up if they're good for each other - or if Lime is barking up the wrong tree. May need to interview him on just what kind of person he likes and if Lime matches up.

>>4988957
support this d.
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>>4988934
>>4988969
By the way, just a reminder, what doesn't have a > in front isn't serious.
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>>4988969
>grave-digging ways.
Ah, should be grave-robbing. Anyway, I have a low opinion of the character Lime, I hope I can be proven wrong though.

>>4988976
An interview? Is there a way we can we jazz it up a little?
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>>4988934
>A.
>D. Give our own impressions of him, while admitting we don't know all that much. But add that some rich kid deciding to make that sort of effort is impressive by itself.
>D. "What is it you like about him?"
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>>4988987
support Exen's Double D's too
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>>4988934
Supporting >>4988957 and these Ds >>4988987

And voting against >>4988969
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>>4988994
But shouldn't we at least ask Monty what he wants before we try setting him up with Lime?
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>>4988934
>E. Suggest to Izzy that we could set up a blind-date gameshow that way we can ask Lime and Monty all questions about each other to see if you both sync up. Izzy can be a control contestant and we can find a 3rd on the fly.
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>>4989022
>to see if they both sync up*
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>>4989022
mmmmm......... okay! Supporting!
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>>4988934
Seconding >>4989022, should be funny.
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>>4988934
>>4989022
Can we get Cocoa's dad to set up something on the network?
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>>4989035
An actual sound stage to do this on would be helpful in the atmosphere.
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>>4989036
Ooh, and Matchmaker Maple can be host!
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>>4988934
>>4988976
Oh woops, forgot to support the C that goes with the whole dating game thing.
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I was thinkin' Monty would look like this in the future
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>>4988934
“All right, first thing’s first, Lime. I’d not recommend just… jumping into this. Let’s take some time to talk.” You place your hands together. “I’ll start with my own impressions… if, admittedly, lacking in some areas. To begin with, I know he started off from a place of luxury, but the fact that he actually took the effort to improve himself and start training, that’s great.” You then rub the back of your neck. “Even if it… kinda started as an attempt to impress someone.”

“Well yeah, we all know he was crushin’ on ya’ pretty hard for a while.” Lime comments. “Boy did he call that wrong.”

“Point is, I can sorta see and understand that he’s got a drive now to actually train and improve. What do you like about him? You’ve said you think he’s attractive, and the two of you hit it off pretty well before, but is there anything else?”

Lime sits up a bit. “Well… I guess there’s like… he’s actually got a good business sense, and he’s genuinely smart. But he’s actually pretty humble, too.”

“So you like the contrast.” Baozi comments, floating back over, not actually looking at her as he plays on his PSP.

“Oi. Unless you’ve got some deeper insight, I’m gonna request that you keep the commentary to yourself, you lil’ pineapple!” she grumbles.

While that gets him to laugh… you also get an idea. You contact your cousin telepathically. ‘Iiiiiiizzyyyyy… I’ve got something I need to talk with you about~’

‘Kinda busy at the moment. Is it urgent?’

‘Weeeell, learned someone we know has a crush on Monty, and might need your help planning a couple things. Like asking him a couple questions about girls he might like, and maaaaybe planning for oh, I dunno, a thing involving blind dates and gameshows and the like.’

There is a delayed response for a bit as Videl starts talking with Lime. It… seems odd. Finally she replies to you, and she sounds… devious. ‘Come on over. We have much to discuss.’

“I… will be back in a bit.” you tell the girls and Baozi, teleporting to Izzy. “So, you’re on board for it, huh?” you ask as you arrive, finding her seated and with a… quite telling smirk on her face.

And then a chill goes down your spine as you hear the person seated next to her, a calm voice that’s hiding something you’re all too familiar with. “We most certainly are.”

Turning your head, you gulp. Why didn’t you sense her there? “H-hey mom…”

Maple smiles sweetly. “So what was this about blind dates?”

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>>4989149
A moment earlier…

“So, that’s what I’ve learned so far.” Maple explains to you, sliding one of Bulma’s energy capsules to you. “There isn’t actually nearly as much strain on the body as I figured, but it does take a significant toll on Ki. Using these can mitigate it, but… at the very least, both of us should work on the form’s efficiency.”

“Think the Hakkero will help with that?” you question as you hold it up.

“Highly likely, if it’s adjusted properly.” Maple confirms. “But I’d want to focus on working on efficiency without the use of outside help first. Think of it in a multiplicative sense; the more you improve on your own, the better you’ll be able to do with the help of such devices.”

You nod and place the Hakkero down. “Makes sense. Hmm… still…” Your thought is interrupted by, of all people, Peppa contacting you. And it’s… about Monty? …About someone you know that has a crush on Monty?! …Double date? A GAMESHOW?! Your increasingly excited expression catches Maple’s attention, with your aunt raising an eyebrow. “…Ahem. Well.”

“Getting some interesting news, I take it?” she questions with a smirk.

“Oh, you could say that… Matchmaker Maple.” She is going to want in. Oh she is going to SO want in.

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Sorry for this being so short, kinda passed out halfway through writing this and it’s clear I need some actual rest. In any case, thank you all for playing. Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. We will switch over to Izzy for it. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4989151
Thanks for taking the slight detour today. When I originally wanted to delay our transition, it was because I was filled with spite towards Lime since she gave me no reason to like her, but after talking with Sword a lot, he managed to steer me onto, what I think is, a much more enjoyable path, which Lime could even prove herself on and is also my Hail Mary on Izumi x Monty, thanks a bunch sord.

What do you think of it, Kato?
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>>4989151
Thank you for indulging us! Get some sleep.
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>>4989151
One of those weeks, huh boss?
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>>4989160
Wish I was able to give more time for such an idea. Been kinda lacking it this week.

>>4989164
Welcome. And attempted to.

>>4990384
Sadly.

Sorry again for the delay, it'll be another short night tonight. We're back.

>>4989151
Peppa goes through what she’s planning one more time, Maple listening in with a bright smile on her face. Oh this could be so much fuuuun~ But! How to go about this? And is now really the best time? You’ve still got some things to practice with the Hakkero and your Mahou abilities, plus Maple did bring up a good point. Buuuuuut… well, Monty IS here today. Might be amusing to chat a bit while Peppa takes notes from afar. Ooooor… you do sense your crew nearby. Cheelai might be a more neutral party, or even the Para Para bros. Decisions, decisions…

>A. Talk with ‘em yourself, no sense being strangers here
>B. It’s probably better to have the Para Para bros talk with ‘em, less awkward
>C. Oh Cheeeeeelaaaiiiii~
>D. You know, maybe it WOULD be better to have Peppa talk with ‘em directly. Her idea
>E. Aunt Maple, you’re all about this. Please, let us see the master at work
>F. …Nah. You need to focus on your own stuff today
>G. Something else?
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>>4990423
>Wish I was able to give more time for such an idea. Been kinda lacking it this week.
New idea: https://youtu.be/39EDzneKJUI?t=113
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>>4990430
I've already taken one.
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>>4990433
Alright then.

>>4990423
>E. Aunt Maple, you’re all about this. Please, let us see the master at work
>G. We need contestants for the gameshow, right? You could probably be one and not try, just need one more...
>C. Oh Cheeeeeelaaaiiiii~
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>>4990423
>C.
Inform her of the situation and see if she's up to help.
>G.
Ask the Para Brothers if they'd like to assist Maple.
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Lime just doesn't seem like a good person to me. I'm all for a Cinderella story, but she's just rotten on the inside, and keeps on making snide remarks about people more fortunate than her. Plus, as the heiress of her family business and grandfather's kenpo, is there anything she can call hers that wasn't handed to her? She just piggybacks off of others.

And the thing that really grinds me about all this is that when a couple of people enter a relationship in Tuffle Quest, they're destined to be together, so if Lime conquers Monty in this contest, he's doomed.
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>>4990423
>>4990448
Supporting, desu~!
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Go Lime! Go Lime! Go Lime!

Get your sugar daddy.
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>>4990443
I'll support the G of being on the game show to act as a control. Cheelai being the wild card.
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>>4990455
>Coming soon,
>He was a boy who had money
>She was a girl who wanted money
>This fall, be prepared to fall in love... with money!
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>>4990472
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>>4990423
>>4990448
>>4990460
Seconding.
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>>4990423
Exen supports >>4990448
and I will too.
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>>4990492
The mangas "Tamarowa" and "Renai Harem Game Shuuryou no Oshirase ga Kuru Koro ni" are pretty good Bachelor-themed non-standard battle manga.
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....

So this is late but you can feel free to add this later.

>>4990423
>E. Hey, if Keli got injured because of a demon pact. Sachie might face that problem in the future if she overuses the fox demon energy.
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>>4990423
>>4990575
Supporting, but I figured that Sachie's ki already worked that way. She eats ramen and passes out. What's some demon ki to go with it?
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>>4990423
Oh you’ve got a great idea. You check with the boys on if they’d like to assist Maple with her role in the plan and check with Cheelai. You do, after all, need some contestants. And she’s going to be the one to… start things off, so to say. With Monty on a break, Cheelai approaches him and sits down to talk casually. Meanwhile you, Maple, and Peppa- …huh. Where’d Peppa go? You swear you could sense her just a minute ago. Bah, whatever. You’ve got something fun ahead for you!

“...so you really did it all just for a girl?” Cheelai questions Monty with a sly smirk.

“Not… exactly? I mean looking back part of it did start off like that, but she made it clear she wasn’t going to see me that way. And, in any case, she helped me realize that I… kinda do like improving myself. Sure I’d always admired watching martial artists from afar, but it’s really nothing compared to being able to do it on my own.”

“Still, sounds like you’ve got a thing for the tough, assertive type.” she adds with a wink, which causes Monty to laugh nervously while blushing. “Hahaha! Oh calm down, I ain’t trying anything.”

“W-well, I… uh…” The boy mumbles incoherently for a bit before weakly letting out a “Maybe?”

“So your first crush didn’t work out, but you’re not gonna limit your options that much, right?” she asks as she places her hands on her knees, legs kicking back and forth gently. “Anyone caught your eye?”

He scratches his cheek. “I… well, maybe…”

“Okay think that’s enough for now.” Peppa states, catching you off-guard.

“GAH! Where’d you disappear to?” you ask as you jump back.

“Stealth mode. Talk more later.” And she teleports away.

Oh. Right. She can do that. You knew that! …You were just focused on the plan, is all! Well, you’ve got a plan set. Hmm… it occurs to you that you should also check in with Sachie. Maybe she could be a contestant! He might be her type too, plus it’d bring in some more variety. …Should also probably check with that demon thing she did too, given what you heard happened with Keli. Still, plenty of contestants and-

“Izzy. Maple.”

Oh you know that tone. Turning your head slowly, you give an innocent smile. “Yes dad?”

He’s looking down pinching the ridge of his nose. “I’m not going to ask for the full story. I’m just going to ask what you’re planning.”

Maple chuckles. “Oh, nothing too much bro-bro.”

“You just saying this is reason enough to worry. I know you’re up to your matchmaking tricks.”

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>>4990605
>A. Aw come on dad, it’s nothing, really!
>B. Better to explain the plan, don’t want any trouble with dad
>C. Can give an explanation that’s TECHNICALLY correct but leaves out some details
>D. …See if you can get dad to go along with this
>E. Something else?

That said…

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thank you all for playing! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4990606
>A. Aw come on dad, it’s nothing, really!
>D. …See if you can get dad to go along with this
>E. Can you hold onto this bucket for when we might need it?
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>>4990605
>A.
It's Peppa's idea though.
>D.
>E. Equivalent exchange dad, you help us and we can help you for the tag-team tournament. You are planning to compete right?
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>>4990606
>B. Better to explain the plan, don’t want any trouble with dad
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>>4975132
>Gohan: https://pastebin.com/whf4nu6L
Wow, going through this again, seems that Cocoa also sucks. Seriously, she and Gohan were in kindergarten together, and he even helped her during the Baby invasion, and nothing in terms of a bond?

I suppose it wasn't that much of a surprise that Gohan loses himself to rage and desperation when everyone his age excludes him from playdates and sleepovers for his entire childhood.
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>>4990769
Last Halloween
>*Peppa and friends meet up to go to a haunted house, but Cocoa spots something out of place*
>Cocoa: Uh, Peppa honey~ like, who's the kid?
>Lime: *smirks* Goodness gracious, got roped into babysittin'?
>Gohan: *looks between Peppa's friends and Peppa in confusion*
>Peppa: *too busy eyeing up Cocoa in her costume to comprehend speech* Legsss...
>Gohan: *rolls his eyes* Uh, it's me, Son Gohan? Cocoa, I helped save your dad a while back?
>Cocoa: Tcha, like, I think I would rememberr, if that happened? Like, if anything, it was Peppakins who saved my dad back when she was saving the worllld~! *hoists Peppa up and plants a kiss on her cheek, Peppa drools in response*
>Gohan: *quirks an eyebrow at the two of them, but turns to Lime* And last summer, I helped you with that expedition-
>Lime: Shoot yeah, the lootin' of that there tomb back then! Ooh wee, that was some scary stuff with that mummy and the spider-snake! Had me shivering worse than a yeti after a brazilian waxin'! What of it, youngin'?
>Gohan: I, I was there?
>Lime: *crosses her arms and thinks a bit* ...nnnope, don't know nothin' 'bout that. What I do recall is that my New Friend Izzy, COCOA! *she says with a quick sidehug against Izzy while shooting a glare towards Cocoa (who herself is holding Peppa to her bosom like a doll while giving Lime a coy smirk)* Well, Izzy, just up and plumb saved the day, ya hear? Girl can play a mean game of Backgammon, tell you what!
>Izzy: *smirking and nodding as she basks in the praise and the moonlight which sheens off the sizeable space above her brow*
>Gohan: Uh, yeah... I... guess that's how it went back then? *proceeds into the haunted house* Oh hi Phanty!
>Phanty: Oh hey, Izzy's cousin! Is Izzy around?
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>>4990794
The Birthday Party
>*Peppa's friends, Cocoa and Lime, have been teleported to Mt. Paozu to celebrate her birthday, and are playing with her, Izzy, Gohan, and Groucho the Sabre-toothed Tiger and Icarus the Dragon while Maple preps in the kitchen*
>Maple: *wipes some sweat away* Alright, with the eight-fold cake all decorated with a candle on each cake for eight birthdays, that should take care of everything- oops! One last thing! *writes "and Gohan" with the icing right after "Happy Birthday Peppa!"* Heheh, hope no one saw that! KIDS, CAKE'S READY!
>Peppa and Gohan: *The twins shoom into the dining room, bibs set and silverware beating against the table* CAKE, CAKE, CAKE, CAKE, CAKE!
>Maple: Now remember what we talked about last year, you gotta wait till we blow out the candles~! *the two of them move to blow out the candles immediately, but Maple snatches them out of the air by the scruffs of their shirts* AND FIRST WE GOTTA SING.
>*The other party people come in around the table, marveling at the colossal tower of cakes, and then do the birthday song! And since this was done back when the birthday song was still protected by copyright, I'm not gonna show it. Not important anyway, what was important, however,*
>Maple: *singing along, just got done with "Dear Peppa~" and then with the help of her Buddhist powers, she has a grim realization: They're all totally about to skip to "Happy Birthday to You!" So, even though it completely goes against the rhythm like coloring outside the lines, she shouts* AND GOHAN!
>*Gohan grins at her, and Maple lets out a sigh of relief. After Peppa and Gohan finally blow out the candles that kept getting relit by the sparks that would shoot out of Gohan's mouth, they go to town on the Cake. Maple teleports and grabs the top layer to share with the non-saiyans, and muses on what's next.*
>Maple: After Cake, Presents- *her eye twitches involuntarily as she once again realizes something* ...yeah, Presents, the things kids get on Birthdays, which I didn't get for either of them since I had to spend the last week preparing that cake. ...meh, I'll get them some after the party, and we have a sizable pile just from Peppa's friends alone!
>Maple: *starts presenting the presents to the kids,* This Shifty Deer Pelt is from Lime, for Peppa! And this HM that teaches Surf is from Cocoa... to Peppa!
>*The two girls preen at Peppa's excitement from their gifts, and enthusiastically talk with about going hunting and going to the beach respectively. But, as Maple looks the next present over, she yet again realizes a disturbing trend: It's for Peppa. And that one. And that one too.*
>Maple: Crap. *So, like any good parent, she clothes beams a little "and Gohan" onto each present, hoping for the best. It goes well enough, though she can't help but worry at the implications of-*
>Gohan: A dress?
>Peppa: Yeah, it's for both of us, so we share! C'mon, put it on!
>Gohan: ...okay.
>Maple: ... *Belays all that to get the camera*
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>>4990825
Alone On a Friday Night
>*Peppa's at a slumber party at either Lime's or Cocoa's, what ensues happened regularly*
>Gohan: *wraps his tail around the N64 controller's third handle to play Mario Kart, singleplayer.* Oh video games, you're always there for me!
>Maple: *chewing her thumbnail to the quick as she watches over her friendless son from the hallway*

Equivalent Exchange
>So yeah, sucks for Gohan. But for every zig, there is a zag!
>Cocoa's Social Links: https://pastebin.com/PQYWSfhJ
>Lime's Social Links: https://pastebin.com/5fM7bBW3
>Yes, besides Peppa (and later Izzy for Lime), neither of the two girls had a friend in the world!

(I want to rip your) Face-Off
>*Cocoa and Lime meet in the lot behind 5th Elementary school, where Peppa is currently in detention for walking around school as a Super Saiyan and offending all with her blatant disrespect towards the Japanese National Identity of Black Hair*
>Cocoa: *chewing gum, blows a bubble, before spitting the wad at Lime's feet.* Ha, didn't think a counTry bumpkin would really show up all the way out here. Thought you would've gotten lost between 3rd street and 4th street.
>Lime: *shakes her head, and thumbs the straps of her overalls.* Sheesh...ity slickers like you always think the countryside is so far away, never realizing that it's everywhere. Then again, what else can you can expect from valley girls than vapor for brains?
>Cocoa: Backwoods hick! *she points her pistol at Lime*
>Lime: Lame-brained bimbo! *she cocks her shotgun at Cocoa*
>Both: Peppa's MINE!
>*The two proceed to have a close-quarters duel with their firearms. Those who hear the shots nod and go, "yup, inner city, same shit as always."*
>Lime: *on the ground at pointing her shotgun at Cocoa's face, point-blank.* You're empty.
>Cocoa: *also pointing her pistol at Lime's face* So are y-
>Lime: *Hits her in the face with the stock*
>Cocoa: YEOW! Motherfff... *proceeds to pistol-whip Lime*
>*The two girls enter into a big ball of cartoon-violence, with Cocoa brandishing Brass Knuckles, and then Lime's shown strangling her opponent with barbed wire, and then the dust clears to show Lime struggling with her wood-chopping axe against Cocoa's golden and dented baseball bat.*
>Peppa: "You guys!"
>*The two of them freeze, wide-eyed and turning pale, and slowly turn towards an awestruck Peppa.*
>Lime: Oh, Peppa! Well, butter me a peach and call it gravy, we were just, er...
>Cocoa: This is just, like a friendly, uh, reenactment, of, uhhhhh... Waiting for Godot?
>Peppa: Were you two... Sparring? *a smile plasters itself across her face as her tail flicks back and forth excitedly*
>...
>Both: Yes?
>Peppa: Cool, let me join, I wanna try some moves! *she rushes towards them*
>Both: Wait, Peppa, NO-
>*And it was after the beating of their lives and losing the rest of their baby teeth that the two of them made a gentlegirl's agreement to keep their jealousy under wraps around Peppa.*
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>>4990606
>B.
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>>4990606
>B.
>D.
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All right, we are back:

>>4990606
Buuuuusted. Okay, time to give him the full story. Peppa’s plan, Lime’s crush, the whole thing! Maple just smiles and nods as you explain, and… dad doesn’t look all that impressed by it. He finally brings his hand down and just crosses his arms as he listens. “…So that’s why we’re planning a whole gameshow for it! It’ll… be productive? Come on, it sounds fun.”

He just gives a weary, tired stare in response.

“Oh don’t be a stick in the mud about this. It’s not going to harm anyone, and it’ll probably help him a bit. You have mentioned he’s still trying to refocus himself after, you know.” Maple says, placing her hands on her hips.

Not budging. Okay, one more thing you can try! “...If you want, maybe you can help set this up, dad? I mean, he’s your student and everything. You’d know even more what’s best for ‘em, and you’d be able to keep some of… aunt Maple’s tendencies in check.” She opens her mouth about to protest, but slowly closes it and laughs nervously.

Dad sighs. “Even if I agree to this, it will be conditional. Like, for example, not doing this before the Mifan Tournament.”

>A. That’s reasonable. Name the conditions
>B. But that might be too late! Dad, come on, it might even help him!
>C. Might have to contact Peppa for this too. Kinda more her idea
>D. Something else?
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>>4991535
>A. That’s reasonable. Name the conditions
>C. Might have to contact Peppa for this too. Kinda more her idea
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>>4991535
>A.
>C.
>D. But make sure it's still fun!
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>>4991535
>A & C.
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>>4991535
>A & C.
>D. You know, you don't just have to manage our ideas... if you want to add something, or think you have an idea that could do better?
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>>4991535
>A & C.
>D. You know, you don't just have to manage our ideas... if you want to add something, or think you have an idea that could do better?

And supporting.
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>>4991537
>>4991538
>>4991543
>>4991560
Support
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>>4991535
“All right, that’s reasonable. Name your conditions, but also, do recall that this is partially Peppa’s plan, so she’ll need some talking to too.”

“I’m aware.” dad confirms. Then looking to your aunt, he adds, “And I’m sure I know someone who’ll be able to pass this along to her.”

Maple nods. “Understood.”

“So. First thing’s first. You’re waiting until after the tournament, minimum. Second, you’re not gonna ambush him with this. Have it be something he wants to do, not something you rope him into. Third, if he doesn’t end up choosing who you’re pretty clearly trying to push him towards-” He stops to give Maple a narrow-eyed glare. “-Don’t just try to rebound either of them with someone else.”

“All right, all right. This is fair.” …But it also gives you an idea. “So. Say, dad, if you do want to do this, maybe you could propose some stuff for this. It’d probably work better if you helped things along directly.”

He’s surprised by that, yet not in a bad way. In fact, dad even kinda smiles at it. “Okay. You’ve got a deal.”

He finally walks off, and you and Maple exhale. Whew. So, that’s finally done! Next up on your plate…

>A. You do still gotta work with your Mahou power. Try training with Maple for a bit
>B. You deeefinitely need to contact Sachie some time soon. About the demon pact and stuff
>C. You’re gonna check in with Pantea again, should be prepping for the Tournament anyway
>D. Something else?
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>>4991672
>B.
>D.
What if we made Sachie and the fox demon a demon realm-based hakkero? If it works for them we can duplicate it for Keli.
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>>4991672
>B.
Is a more immediate concern, but we should plan for >A. after we talk to her.
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>>4991672
>B. You deeefinitely need to contact Sachie some time soon. About the demon pact and stuff
Tenets of the Turtle School are to Fight Well, Train Well, and Play Well, or something like that. Just training all the time with no break will just have a wall.
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>>4991672
>>4991675
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>>4991672
Supporting >>4991675
>>4991677
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>>4991675
Like, a Pentagram instead of the Eight Trigrams?
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Okay, I definitely need to get some rest, but tomorrow's my day off, so we'll be back a bit earlier. We will continue ~3 pm PST tomorrow. Thank you all for your patience, this week has... not been the best. And please, please, stay safe out there.
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>>4991750
see you, tomorrow boss. always a pleasure
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>>4991672
Supporting >>4991675
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>>4991675
Okay, I have an idea: Foxes like to eat chicken, right? So we give her some chicken-flavored ramen!
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>>4991680
What would the tenets of Tien's New Crane School be in parallel to that?
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>>4992044
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>>4991759
Thank you.

Sorry about the delay. Wife and I had do deal with a few things that took way longer than we wanted it to. But, we are back!

>>4991672
Well, first thing’s first, youuuu better tell Sachie about the demon pact thing and trying to… access it like a transformation. Or something. In fact, it might be beneficial to make her a Hakkero linked to the Demon Realm, if that’s even possible. Still want to train with Aunt Maple some, but that can wait. You do eventually get in contact with her, though surprisingly she’s in Penguin Village of all places. That’s… interesting.

“So have you been in contact with Udon recently?” you question into a Scouter as you fly towards the village.

“Yep! Not a whole lot, but they’ve been chatty here and there. And I- …No, this is my soda. No I am not done with- No I don’t want to trade! Away! Shoo!” she grumbles at someone. “Sorry, buttheaded alien’s been following me around since I got here. Hup!” You hear the rustling of leaves. “Aaaand there we go.”

You know. If it were anywhere else, you’d be confused by the phrase “buttheaded alien.” But Penguin Village? Probably a common sight. “So as you were saying…”

“Right, right, Udon. They’ve been telling me about some strange happenings back at their home. Like, patrols from weirdos in strange armor, bunch of creepy rituals taking place, and just a bunch of strange spooks snooping. Their pals want nothing to do with it, something about not bothering with royalty. Feels like- …No, you can’t see me! Ninja vanish!” There’s a poofing sound and a beat of silence. “…Huh. Can’t believe that worked.”

You pass by Grandpa Roshi’s island as you continue to fly. Shouldn’t be too long now, if you’re following the right path.

>A. Did hear something about a “promised day” from a couple goo goons. Might be related?
>B. Wait, what was that about Udon’s pals? Have you been talking to ‘em too?
>C. Soooo Sachie. I’ve got a proposal. Wanna… be on a blind date show scheduled for after the Tournament?
>D. Something else?
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>>4992044
Work Hard, Train Hard, Job Hard
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>>4992819
>A.
>C.
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>>4992819
>A & C.
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>>4992819
>A
>C.
>D. Maybe Roshi has some tips on a dating game?
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>>4992819
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Dammit
>>4992819
>A & C.
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>>4992819
“Some goo goons Pantea and I faced a while back mentioned something about a… ‘promised day’ if I remember correctly. Maybe it could be related?”

Sachie giggles. “Goo goons. Hehehehe. But… hmm. Don’t quite know if I’ve heard of anything using that term, yet it kinda gives me that sort of vibe from how Udon’s been talking about things.”

You pass through some strange area relatively quickly and end up in a place you’ve… never really been before. You look around, noticing there’s some strange scenery. Mountains with… faces on them, and- …does the sun have a face? You shake your head and try to sense where Sachie is. Okay. Okay. “Well, we can talk more on that soon… buuuut I’ve got another question.”

“Whaaaat kind of question?”

You grin. “More or a proposal. How would you like… to be on a blind date show for after the Mifan Tag Tournament?!”

There is silence. Followed by a building squeeing noise. One loud enough that you can actually hear it in the distance. Ow. You have to take the Scouter off for a moment and- oh there she is. You bolt over to her as she exclaims, finally, “I’d LOVE to! Details, details!~”

Floating beside her finally, you cross your arms. “So, for starters, it’s Peppa’s idea actually. But…” And so you give the details on what all it involves. She just keeps nodding excitedly. Well, okay, she is in.

>A. Actually, how’s her buddy Zarid doing? Maaaaybe he could be a contestant?
>B. Okay you got that outta the way, let’s focus more on Udon and what rumors they’ve been hearing
>C. Oh right! Sachie might be interested in the Hakkero idea
>D. …You know, you’ve never actually explored Penguin Village any. Let’s walk and talk!
>E. Something else?
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>>4992927
>…does the sun have a face?

>E. Sachie, this is important: Do you know if there's a Custard Machine nearby?
>D. …You know, you’ve never actually explored Penguin Village any. Let’s walk and talk!
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>>4992927
>A.
>C.
>D.
>E.
Are you entering with Zarid for the Mifan Tournament?
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>>4992927
>D.
>C.
>E. Keep an eye on the weirdness around here for magic inspiration.
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>>4992927
>B.
And support >>4992942
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>>4992927
>C & D.
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>>4992927
Looking around the area, you kinda get an idea. “You know, I’ve never actually been here before. Wanna walk and talk?”

Sachie stands up on the branch she was leaning on, rubbing her chin contemplatively. “Hmm… well, not exactly a local, but…” She finishes her soda and flips upside down on the branch, feet still firmly planted on it, “I guess I know enough to get you away from the areas that’ll leave you questioning your sanity.”

“Hah. Girl we have a lot to catch up on if you think that’s the case…”

The pair of you walk forward, with you taking note of the… weirdness of the area, as you catch her up with what you’ve been doing. Nazar, Cheelai and the Para Paras, teaming up with Pantea, all that fun stuff. She listens on, enthralled, a beaming grin on her face. “Man, you’re so cool, Izzy.” The pair of you notice a small dust cloud sort of headed your way, too.

“Yeah, I know.” you reply cheekily, not at all concerned. “Oh! Right! Speaking of this, the Hakkero idea did end up working… aaaand I’ve got a proposal.” Holding the tiny reactor up, you tell her, “Maybe, if Udon’s up for it too, we can get one of these made for the two of you. Especially if you try to pull off what Keli could do.”

“Huh. Hmmmmm…” She looks up, pondering. “Also look out for the mayor.” Sachie adds, taking a wide step to the side. You do the same, as Arale passes by with lightning speed.

“...You know, my dad told me about her a few times.” you comment as you watch her continue to run. “Still doesn’t know how that Senbei guy built her to be so strong.”

“I’ll be honest. I don’t think he does either.” Sachie remarks, continuing to think. That smiling sun is starting to sink closer to the horizon, and as such you see a weary vampire-looking lady flying towards a teapot-shaped coffeshop, a devilish imp and witch following close by. You also catch sight of a lady teleporting around and yelling at a tiger-man as he tries to run, which gets the ninja girl to sigh and shake her head. “All the strength in the world and sensei’s still upsetting his sister with his antics.”

You blink and repeat, “...Sensei?”

“Yeah, Tsukutsun Tsun. Guy who trained me and Zarid.” She places her hands behind her head. “Aha! Okay, yeah, Udon says it might be possible, though…” She taps the side of her head. “…Huh. He’s giving a warning that other demons shouldn’t find out about this. Anything we try has to be… covert.”

(cont.)
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You think back to some of the things Annin’s warned you about. Yyyyeah, Demon Realm might be pretty elated at the news that there’s one of those kinda… more directly connected to there. Ugh, and just imagine what Towa might pull with it…

>A. Yyyyeah maybe it’s not such a good idea until I’ve got a better handle on this one
>B. Well, good thing we’ve got this world’s greatest ninja in possession of it!
>C. Say, why ARE you in Penguin Village anyway?
>D. Something else?

That said,

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thank you all for playing! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST, and vote will be open until then. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4993035
>A. Yyyyeah maybe it’s not such a good idea until I’ve got a better handle on this one
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>>4993035
>D. Eh, you didn't invent Mini-Hakkeros for people to not use them. Just make a whole bunch a leave them laying all over the place! Mahous" No sense of right or wrong! Only JUSTICE
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>>4993035
>A.
>C.
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>>4993035
>A.
>B.
"Is there a ninja tournament to decide to the world's greatest ninja? That'd be cool to see."
>C.
>D.
Since Penguin Village is so weird, then training in our Mahou form won't see so strange.
Then boost Keli with that magic shield.
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>>4993050
Boost Sachie now*

Time to go to sleep.
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>>4993035
>A & C.
>D. Make extra effort to keep them from being as dangerous. Maybe some sort of filter? Plans for later...
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>>4993035
Supporting >>4994074
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Very, very sorry this has happened again. Some pretty urgent stuff came up, and I just finished dealing with it barely 20 minutes ago. I don't mean for this to keep happening, honestly. We're back, even if it's for a short time tonight once again.

>>4993035
You nod slowly. “Yyyyyeah. Yeah. Yep. Mhmm. Okay, I’ll need to kinda work on that. At least until I’ve got a way to make them… usable, without being so risky.” You sigh out quietly. “Thoughts for later…”

“It’s the thought that counts.” Sachie says sympathetically.

As the pair of you continue to walk, a thought occurs. “Say, why are you here in the first place?”

She snaps her fingers. “Oh! Right! Galactic Patrol needed my help apprehending a criminal that ended up here. Apparently they’re a bit preoccupied with something, so there’s some kind of alien creep lurking around.” She casually places her hands behind her head. “Shouldn’t be too much trouble.”

>A. Ahh, okay. I’m not distracting you any, am I?
>B. Bah, that’s lame. Why they gotta push something like that onto you? Let’s have some fun instead!
>C. Catchin’ a criminal, ey? Well, count me in! Come on, let’s get ‘em!
>D. Something else?
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>>4994493
>C.
>D.
"What's the 4-1-1 on our perp?"
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>D. Escaped criminal? Huh, wonder where they'd hide- oh hey, Burger World!
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>>4994493
This >>4994496
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"Welcome to... the burgers! Try our new... you get a free stomach!"
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>>4994493
>>4994496
>>4994499
We may as well check the burger place, too.
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>>4994493
>>4994578
Seconded
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>>4994493
>C. Catchin’ a criminal, ey? Well, count me in! Come on, let’s get ‘em!
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“Catchin’ a criminal, ey?” you question with a cheeky grin. “Well, count me in! What’s the 4-1-1 on our perp?”

“Okay, it was somethin’ caaaaaalled…” She gets her phone out and starts tapping away on it. “Ahem. ‘The Dreaded Synthesizer!’” she declares as she strikes a pose. The two of you laugh. “Yeah I could barely keep myself from snickering when I heard it too. Has two heads, flies a stolen spaceship, talks kinda’ weird, and…” She scrolls down a bit, scratching her head. “Has ‘combining music powers.’”

“Music powers… huh.” Your stomach growls impolitely. Ah. It’s almost dinner time. Dang it you should have eaten before you- aha! A burger place! “Can’t catch creeps on an empty stomach. Come on, let’s get some grub.”

She looks over to it and gives a shrug. “Never actually ate at Burger World before. Guess I can give it a shot.”

The pair of you enter, with a couple guys at the register that seem a bit… spaced out. Taking a glance up at the menu, even some of the items there seem… off. There are fries and drinks, but also… who would eat anything called a “Butt Nugget Sandwich?” …And why in the world is one of the drinks called “Dr. Poop” of all things? “Rag Salad?” Your shoulders slouch. You remember where, exactly, you are. Of course their burger joint has stuff like this. “Appetite is suddenly disappearing.”

“I think it’s all just gimmicks.” she comments… more hopefully than assuredly.

https://youtu.be/Od4qvGdAFic

The lady ahead of you two attempts to order something from them, leading to… quite the exchange. “Okay you listen here, butt for brains!” she exclaims, her floofy blonde hair bouncing as she slams her hands on the counter. Seems to be about Bulma’s age, if maybe a bit older. “I ordered three things, and three things only. Fries. Nuggets. And a chocolate salad.”

“Chocolate what.” The mention of that causes you to look up and check if that’s actually a thing. Which... it’s called “Snot Chocolate” specifically, but, hey, at least this confirms the food is edible? Right? …Right? Sachie meanwhile is looking at the lady with a strange sense of familiarity, as if she knows her from somewhere.

“Uhuhuhuhuh… you said ‘nuggets.’” the guy absentmindedly chuckles out.

“WITH. THE. FRIES. AND. SALAD.” she growls at him, arms raised slightly as if she’s barely resisting the urge to strangle him.

“Heh heh, she called you ‘butt for brains.’” the other guy mutters jokingly. “Hey, she’s kinda hot.”

“HHRRRRGGGGHLHGH…” The blonde lady grits her teeth and pulls up her sleeve. “I’m about to give the two of you a knuckle sandwich if you don’t ring me up in the next-!”

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“M-Mrs. Akane, please!” a younger voice calls to her, a redheaded girl hurrying in and pushing the two guys to the back. “You know we can’t have you beating them senseless. I’ve got your order rung up, just hold back the violence a bit.”

The blonde lady huffs, handing over her credit card and grumbling “Yeah, yeah…” under her breath.

Sachie snaps her fingers, catching the attention of the blonde lady. “I knew you sounded familiar! Hi Akane!”

She turns around, finally calmed. “Well well, if it isn’t one of Tsukutsun’s students. Hey kid. Who’s your friend?”

“Oh, this here’s-” She stops, looks back at you, and delivers in a formal tone, “Ahem. Her royal highness Princess Izumi Mahogany. Vanquisher of demons, toppler of gods.” She pulls her arm around your shoulder, adding in her normal voice, “And my pal from a parallel world.”

“Had to get the flowery stuff out of the way first, huh?” Oh Sachie. Heh heh.

“We’re just here for some grub before we try and catch some alien criminal called ‘The Synthesizer.’” your friend explains.

“That thing? Finally. It’s been a nightly nuisance for a week now. Abale’s chased it off a few times but it keeps coming back.” She looks back to the girl at the register. “Tell ya’ what, I’ll pay for whatever grub you’re getting so long as you promise to apprehend it for good.”

Free meal! You hold your hand forward. “Deal. So let’s hear the details…”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thank you all for playing! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4994698
Heheh, you said "sizer"
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>>4994698
Always fun, boss. Please get some rest.
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>>4994698
>sound based villain
>Meanwhile Piccolo's been home writhing on the ground because Synthesizer's rampage
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>>4994698
Abale drove off Synthesizer a few times in the past week, so she'd be the first person to go to find them first.
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>>4995055
Oh yeah, Abale gave Maple a weird rock during the yuletide goat special.
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Maybe she can make a sword from it called Candy Cane.
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>>4994704
Glad to hear.

>>4994931
Good thing he's on the Lookout.

>>4995055
You can check.

And okay, things weren't... as much a dumpster fire today. We're back!

>>4994698
“So here’s the deal: just about every night, it’ll make some big ruckus right about the outskirts of the town. Kinda random where it’ll show up, but it’s got a pattern of sorts. Start off blastin’ stuff with its ship’s weapons, with downright awful aim I might add, then when the cops finally arrive it’ll leap out and start brawling with them. Finally Abale shows up and kicks the thing and its ship out of the area like a softball.” Akane explains.

“So… I’m not mistaken then. This Abale is someone else from Arale, yeah?” you say quietly.

“Evil clone the ol’ doc’s son made that wasn’t actually evil, just a punk.” she confirms and explains like it’s the most obvious thing in the world.

…Then again you’ve heard stranger. You’ve DONE stranger. “Right, right, got it.” Come to think of it, aunt Maple mentioned meeting some Arale doppelganger before. Probably was her.

“And what time does this all happen at?” Sachie inquires, sipping her soda.

“Close to 7-ish here, which is about…” She checks her phone. “30 minutes.”

You and Sachie look at one another. “Crap. We better be ready, then.”

The blonde woman shrugs. “I mean, ‘s not that soon.”

>A. Soon enough! Finish up the grub and get going!
>B. Okay, any more info you have, Mrs. Akane? Things we should watch out for?
>C. Hmm… finding Abale might be our next step, then. If we can work with her, we can get this done quicker
>D. Something else?
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>>4995654
>D. Go take selfies with the titular penguins until then.
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>>4995654
>A & B.
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>A.
>B.
>C.
She might be good to have for backup if she agrees to help.
>D. We can set up an ambush on ‘The Dreaded Synthesizer!’
Sachie, did the Galactic patrol have suggestions to deal with the 'combining music power'?

>Also they're preoccupied with something
[note to self ask Raditz about that]
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>>4995673
Supporting!

I was so sure a criminal would show up at Burger World, one way or the other: https://youtu.be/IBQRrKovSuU
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>>4995654
Backing >>4995673
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“That’s very soon, though! We better be ready!” You start to wolf down the food in front of you.

“Hey, calm down, no need to choke on fast food.” she cautions.

You calm just a bit. Oof, so that’s what it’s like to eat like a Saiyan. “Well what do you suggest? Do you have any bits of advice or things we should watch out for, Mrs. Akane?”

The blonde lady taps her chin. “Hmm… weeeeell, now that you mention it, I guess one thing we’ve noticed is that it’s heralded by some kind of weird music. Like… you know those sounds on old sci-fi movies? That go ‘woooeeeeeooooo~’ or somethin’? Gets stronger whenever it actually leaves its ship, too.”

Glancing over at Sachie, you ask, “Did the Galactic Patrol ever make note of it?”

“Lemme think… oh!” She snaps her fingers. “There WAS something they mentioned. It’s been able to disorient things with the sounds it makes. Maybe that’s what that is?”

“Okay, noted.” Time’s short. Think, Izzy, what else? Hmm… “So, if Abale’s taken ‘em out the most often, she’ll probably be our best lead. Wanna see if she’s up for helping us?”

“Sounds like a plan!” Sachie agrees. “Thanks for the meal Mrs. Akane, and tell sensei I said hi!”

“Can do, kid. Abale’s probably running around town, but she won’t exactly be hard to spot. Good luck.”

All fueled up and ready to go, you and Sachie head off. You sense something kinda off in the distance, a strange yet not especially strong Ki signature, but your Scouter picks up a way, way more powerful machine closer to the docks. The former seems to be up in the sky, while the latter… you can spot something making very large waves out by the water.

>A. Head to the former first, might be that alien!
>B. See what that thing by the water is, might be Abale!
>C. Something else?
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>>4995858
>C. Multi-form, be in two places at once.
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>>4995858
>>4995860
Good idea. Support.
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>B.
>C.
Ask Sachie's perception of the strange ki.
>D.
Materialize an ocarina to counter the sounds with magical music of our own.

>>4995860
support
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>>4995858
>>4995878
Supporting. Does Sachie have a ninja-flute or a recorder she can use?
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>>4995878
Exen supports as well.
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>>4995858
Supporting >>4995860
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So, Kato, how is the experience of writing for a pov character that can be in two places at once with her friend who can do the same?
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I should not be writing such a thing when half-asleep, but I've got it done.

>>4995858
“Strange Ki over there. Think it’s the perp?” you point out.

She rubs her chin contemplatively. “Hmmmmm… probably! How we gonna handle this?”

…Hahahaha. Oh you know just what to do. “Sachie. I’ve got an idea.” You turn to her and raise your Ki just a bit, and then… Multi-Form! You become two. “Let’s split the load!”

She grins wide and nods. “A great idea indeed! Shoulda’ thought of that myself.” She places her hands together and splits as well, the two Sachies looking at one another and nodding… aaaand then using each other as a mirror for a moment to adjust their hair and makeup. You actually do the same and make sure your headband’s on nice. Yeah, there you go. Okay, fashionable and ready to fight some alien!

The first pair of you head towards the docks, noticing the waves getting even larger. There’s a… cyborg bear fishing with a couple others on a pier, nonplussed by the waves. Of course there are. Finally something spins around the waves and encircles them, and there’s a loud crack of sound, almost like thunder, from something smacking the waves far out to sea. An object flies at you at alarming speeds, finally making a sudden stop that threatens to splash you and Sachie. You quickly form a Barrier, boosted with Water Magic, to have it bounce off harmlessly. Before you stands… well, what is definitely easily identifiable as a “Punk Arale.” A kid with purple hair, black sunglasses, a black shirt with red sleeves with a big ol’ skull emblazoned on it, spiked bracelets, blue denim pants with a slight tear below the left knee… and as if to top it all off, a black cap with the name “ABALE” in nice, bold red letters on the rim.

She looks up at the two of you, hand in her pocket, asking grumpily, “The heck are you two staring at?”

“Someone who clearly has good sense in fashion.” Sachie starts off, almost distracted. “Really liking the color coordination, gives off great vibes.”

Abale smiles. “Thanks. So, you need somethin’?”

“Yeah, actually. Hear you’ve been smacking around some space alien these last few days. My pal Sachie here has been asked to bring ‘em in. Mind helping?” you ask.

She crosses her arms. “Maybe. Buuuut that thing’s been just about the only fun this place has had in a while. So you’re gonna need to sweeten the deal a bit, forehead.”

You instinctively raise your hand to your head and pout. “Hey!”

Meanwhile…

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The other you and Sachie start going in the direction of the other Ki signature, and end up arriving at… a house that looks like some kind of upside-down spaceship. You can sense four people inside it, but none are the Ki signature. Still, the pair of you hide out near it, Sachie leaping into a tree and resting on a branch while you float up above it. “Hmm… so it should be starting soon, right?” you ask.

“Yeah, apparently just gotta wait for that music to start and…” And as if on cue, it begins.

https://youtu.be/NbsJv9wX8tk

Off in the distance there’s this… haunting melody you hear. Coming from fairly high in the sky, and just keeps getting louder. An actual flying spaceship comes into view, and from it, a declaration in a robotic voice: “WE HAVE RETURNED, PATHETIC EARTHLINGS. WE TOLD YOU THAT YOUR PUNY PROTECTOR COULD NOT KEEP US FOR LONG. YOUR PLANET AND ITS WISH ORBS ARE NOW OURS.”

You blink. Did… did you hear that right? “Wish orbs”? A jagged beam fires out from the ship and… zaps a crater into the front yard of the spaceship house. A man exists it, a human in a blue sweater and black pants with pointed ears and a dull, almost emotionless expression on his face. He takes one look up at the ship, shakes his head, then goes back inside. Another blast of energy, this one going way off-course and hitting one of the smiling hills, which… isn’t actually all that damaged by it, but frowns and looks like it’s about to cry. The man exits his home again, this time planting a sign in his yard that reads: “NO SPACE SOLICITORS.”

“YOU DARE MOCK THE POWER OF THE SYNTHESIZER? YOUR INSOLENCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.”

…This almost makes you just want to sit back and watch. You try to conjure a little Ocarina to counter any negative effects this music is having. And… it’s surprisingly easy. In fact you were barely even noticing it before, but now it’s clear that prolonged listening can definitely have some effect. Maybe it’s intentional? Either way…

Abale Group:

>A. All right, all right, I’ve got something to sweeten the deal
>B. Who you callin’ forehead, you kid’s meal toy?!
>C. …You’ve been smacking it around nightly because you were BORED? Jeeze, kid
>D. Something else?

Alien Group:

>E. Eh, you can hold off for a bit. Free entertainment
>F. Just… just throw something at the ship. This is embarrassing
>G. You have a GREAT idea. Annoy the heck out of this alien by countering its music while staying hidden
>H. Something else?

That said…

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thank you all for playing! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>I should not be writing such a thing when half-asleep, but I've got it done.
Hahahaha!

>aaaand then using each other as a mirror for a moment to adjust their hair and makeup. You actually do the same and make sure your headband’s on nice. Yeah, there you go. Okay, fashionable and ready to fight some alien!
Heh, cute.

>“Someone who clearly has good sense in fashion.” Sachie starts off, almost distracted. “Really liking the color coordination, gives off great vibes.”
I do like it when iconic characters have Shadow the Hedgehog rivals, or Evil Rocket Knights. Peak character design.

My votes!
>B. Who you callin’ forehead, you kid’s meal toy?!
The actual fight we'll struggle with today! Our battle will be legendary!
>H. https://youtu.be/tLXNDzc-2fA
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>>4996006
>Abale Group:
>>A. All right, all right, I’ve got something to sweeten the deal
Who else do we/Peppa know that has been bored and would like a sparring partner?
Alien Group:
>G. You have a GREAT idea. Annoy the heck out of this alien by countering its music while staying hidden
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>>4996006
Supporting >>4996020
Maybe Abale can hang out with Baba's ghouls?
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>>4996006
Abale
>C.
>A.
>D.

Aliens
>E.
>H. Record the sounds for our audio board collection.
then
>G.
Use all our other sounds to disrupt the music.
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>>4996312
Whoops forgot to add my D for Abale
D. Ask Abale what her idea of 'fun' is.
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>>4996006
>>4996022
Did someone mention g-g-g-g-g-ghouls??? Support!
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Okay, we are back!

>>4996006
Letting that slight against your forehead aside, you place your hands on your hips. “All right, all right, I’ve got something to sweeten the deal. You’ve been bored out of your mind, yeah? So… how about I introduce you to some folks who’d love to have a cool girl like you around.”

Abale lowers her sunglasses. “I’m listening.”

There you go. “How are you around some… spooks? More specifically, ghouls?”

She grins. “Sounds like you’re speaking my language.”

Sachie snaps her fingers. “Oh yeeaaaah, them! Man, I should hang out with ‘em again some more.”

You explain a bit more about them, and okay, she is DEFINITELY up for this. But, she does have one more thing she asks. “…If possible, I’d also like a bike.” She holds her hands forward and revs, adding, “You know, something that can go ‘vroom vroom’ and be all loud and cool and stuff.”

…You may need to put a pin in that. In any case, looks like she’s willing to help!

Meanwhile…

“SURRENDER, PUNY EARTHLINGS. YOU ARE ON THE WAY TO DESTRUCTION.”

Oh now it made this personal. “Sachie, you’re the ninja, so I’m gonna need some help staying hidden.” You hold the ocarina up. “While I annoy the crap outta that alien.”

She smiles and gives a double thumb’s up. “I’ll guide you.”

Now, what to use…? Well, if the big ol’ alien guy’s sticking to something eerie and sci-fi, you know a song that’s pretty much the opposite! Here goes…

https://youtu.be/ecnb7qOl4Pc

“YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO SURVIVE, MAKE YOUR-” The alien stops. “WHAT ARE YOU DOING, EARTHLINGS? STOP THAT AT ONCE.” It blasts off wildly again, leaving another crater quite some distance away.

Sachie leads you away, dashing to another tree as you play louder. Oh this is great.

>A. Keep it up until the other you and Sachie arrive
>B. Okay, bored of this now. Knock the ship to the ground!
>C. Sachie, let’s set up some traps for when the alien comes out!
>D. You DO know someone who can give you a bike like that, Abale. In fact one of your gag has one…
>E. Something else?
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>>4996914
>D.
>A.
>C.
Glitter bombs!
>E.
"Why do you want the wish orbs in the first place?"
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>>4996914
>>4996919
Sounds like Sword's been at the crazy person corkboard all night.
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>>4996924
And I love it!

>>4996914
>>4996914
Supporting!
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>>4996914
These are good
>>4996924
>>4996919
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Rolled 5, 20, 20 = 45 (3d20)

Okay! Roll me 2d20, best of three! DC for both is 8.
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Rolled 5, 20 = 25 (2d20)

>>4996982
Jeez Sachie, calm down.
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Rolled 2, 11 = 13 (2d20)

>>4996982
Sachie has hidden so well, we've forgotten who she is.
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Rolled 16, 10 = 26 (2d20)

>>4996982
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>>4996986
>>4996990
Hahahaha. Passed both! Writing...
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>>4996914
Can Abale clue us in on where we can get a piercing or three? We should get BFF piercings with Sachie.
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>>4996924
https://youtu.be/peUe-82Qgs4
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Gah, sorry, passed out.

>>4996914
“Abale, if it’s a bike you want, it’s a bike you’ll get. BUT… why settle with a normal bike? When you can have a HOVERBIKE?” you ask as you start to hurry her towards where the alien is invading. “See, member of my gang has one, and I know where you can get more…”

“YOU HAVE A GANG?!” she exclaims excitedly. “Okay yeah, this is sounding more and more my speed. Let’s go go go!~” She holds her hands forward like she’s actually riding a bike and bolts ahead at frightening speeds.

“...Remind me not to get on her bad side.” Sachie comments, though then she turns to you and asks, “Also, really? Hoverbikes?”

“Want one?” you ask cheekily.

She rubs her chin. “…I would look pretty cool coming to school on one…”

You both pick up the pace, while at the same time…

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“CEASE THIS INFERNAL NOISE AT ONCE.” the alien demands over loudspeaker, still wildly, and poorly, firing the ship’s main weapon. In the distance you can hear police sirens.

“Sachie, we’re gonna need a few things for when this braindead bozo finally gets out of the ship.” You briefly stop the Ocarina to Materialize a GLITTER BOMB and grin at her. “Time to set some traps.”

She giggles deviously. “Oh we totally need to hang out more. This is FUN.”

Still playing the ocarina, you get a few of the bombs ready as the ship continues to miss. Sachie actually plants a few traps of her own, some smoke bombs! With everything set up, The Synthesizer finally exits. It’s this… large, blue, two-headed android alien thing. Got some armor, two helmets, and even a large tail. Almost looks like some monster of the week kaiju villain. One of the lamer ones.

“YOUR INSOLENCE SHALL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED. THERE IS NO ESCAPE. PREPARE TO BE-” One of the glitter bombs pops. “WHAT IS THIS?” The alien amplifies its eerie song and attempts to look for the two of you, sparking in the lights emanating from the ship thanks to the glitter. “YOU DARE MOCK ME?” In answer, he steps on another, this time one of the smoke bombs going off too. Sachie dashes in while the smoke’s still in his face and sweeps his leg, tripping him. “WHO WAS THAT?! WHO DARES?!” He tries again. More glitter. More smoke. A shove this time. “STOP THAT.” And again. “CEASE!” Aaaaand again. “STOP. IT.”

You both giggle in the distance. The thing is now covered in glitter, yelling incoherently, and as confused as it is angry. Well, now’s as good a time as any. “What do you want with the Wish Orbs in the first place?”

“YOU DEFY US FOR THEIR SAKE? FOOLISH EARTHLING. WITH THEIR POWER, WE WILL BE ABLE TO FREE THOSE THE GALACTIC PATROL IMPRISONED, AND CONQUER THE STARS!”



This thing is an idiot.

Sachie dashes at ‘em and knocks ‘em into the dirt… and then her copy leaps over and elbows it in the back. The pair of them then tie its hands to its tail, high-fiving. “Woo!~ Criminal apprehended!~”

Abale then runs up and grabs the saucer, smacking it into the ground. She looks back at the other you and asks, “Okay, done with that. Where’s this bike you promised?”

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thank you all for playing! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.
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>>4996914
>Now, what to use…? Well, if the big ol’ alien guy’s sticking to something eerie and sci-fi, you know a song that’s pretty much the opposite! Here goes…
>https://youtu.be/ecnb7qOl4Pc
Wow, that was some good improvisation on Izzy's part, coming up with a brand new song outta nowhere!

So, for the tourney, I was thinking taking a page from Abale's book and changing outfits. What do y'all think of pic related?
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>>4997157
And for Pantea, I was thinking she could experiment in the tourney with a sort of ki absorber, that converts light into energy, and this would darken her surroundings and make the parts where she's absorbing energy glow.
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>>4997159
And the skirt needs to be transluscent so that the light absorbers on her ass can absorb energy.
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Her eyes are glowing because she's wearing special contacts which negate the absorbers from affecting her vision, and also because it's bad to wear glasses in a fistfight.
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Imagine,
>Gohan comes back, but he's been unliving with King Kai too long. So Pantea gets a whole bunch of these:
https://youtu.be/qJifKa2sNtg
https://youtu.be/sQdUYCjSvhA
https://youtu.be/8clOeodOjaI
https://youtu.be/4GuA86_5h7g
https://youtu.be/yk0cFqwKNvU
https://youtu.be/_nUGAopwI2U
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Okay, so. We're back, but might have a little something different tonight or tomorrow, depending on decisions. Tomorrow will wrap things up for sure. So, stay tuned for it!

>>4997155
With the alien apprehended, you decide to scrounge around the ship a bit to see if you can turn off the noise it’s making. Let’s see, controls, controls... aha! It’s… being played on a set of large speakers. You shake your head and turn it off, then pop your head out. “You all good Sachie?”

“Yep! Got the Patrol phoned and everything.” She comments, skipping around the alien cheerfully. Abale meanwhile is constantly leaping up and sliding down the spaceship for her own amusement, happy about the bike guarantee.

So, what next?

>A. This is all wrapped up nicely, just see the Patrol take ‘em off and head on home
>B. Check out those speakers, might be something in there that was causing this
>C. You kinda want to interrogate the alien a bit, see if it really is as dumb as it seems
>D. Eh, this has been fun, but you’re good for now. Bye Sachie! Was nice hanging out like this!
>E. Something else?
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>>4998056
Interesting.

Also Exen Vote:
>B.
>E. See if we can learn anything from it. Regardless, make sure the Patrol is made aware of what it was doing.
And support.
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>>4998056
>B.
>C.

Where's your Black Hole Wave and Omega Fist, Synthy?

>>4998069

support this E.
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>>4998056

>>4998069
>F. See if Sachie wants to do anything later.
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>>4998077
Backing to.
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Okay! Roll me 1d20, best of three. DC is 10.
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Rolled 3 (1d20)

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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>4998110
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Rolled 8 (1d20)

>>4998110
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>>4998113
>>4998114
>>4998125
Passed! Writing...
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>>4998056
E. Give them a softball question. "How do you say, 'Kid Amogus,' backwards?"
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I'm very, very sorry about that. Passed out. Going to rest properly after this.

>>4998056
Hmm… those speakers do seem pretty interesting. Let’s open them up and see what makes ‘em tick! It takes a bit of digging through the circuits, but eventually you find some wires all leading to a central point. Which… ends up being a large, strange crystal. Something feeling off about it, with a very faint glow… little yellow-purple color with a hint of green?



You focus more, actually sensing out what’s in the crystal. Yep. This thing’s got some kind of Magic infused in it. Neat! You yoink it out and juggle it in the air as you start to head outside the ship, humming happily along the way. While waiting for the patrol to arrive, you think to ask, “Hey, Sachie, you up to anything later?”

“No, but sadly not gonna have much time.” She points out the stars in the sky with both hands. “Buuuut we should totally hang out some more again. Oh oh oh, wanna go on a shopping spree?~”

Oooh that sounds tempting. “Hey, why not? Sounds like a fun plan. Oooh maybe we can rope Pantea into it too.”

Finally, another ship arrives, with two large aliens that kinda remind you of that Jiya guy teleporting down. “Sachie Momochi.” one of them greets. “It is good to see that you have apprehended this criminal.”

She places her hands behind her head casually. “Izzy here helped. Did you need the ship too? Because we kinda…”

“Smacked it out of the sky! WHA-BAM!” Abale declares… smacking the side of it and flipping the large ship into the air. She looks up, amused by what she just did. Boy it is REALLY flying up there.

The pair of patrollers just stare in silence for a moment, before finally responding, “…That would be helpful, yes.”

“M’kay.” Abale leaps up and… catches it like it’s a frisbee.

The captured alien whimpers at the sight of it, while Sachie takes a noticeable step away. “Aaaaanyway, got that all dealt with.”

“Just so you know, it was letting out some kind of strange, vaguely hypnotic music while that guy was at the helm.” you inform, showing off the crystal you found. “Figure this is what was boosting it.”

One of the patrollers steps forward, leaning down to investigate it. “Wait… this appears to be similar to amplification crystals we have found before.” He then looks on in disbelief at the three of you. “…How were all of you unaffected by it? Such a powerful signal would have incapacitated most organic life.”

“WOULD HAVE, IF IT WERE NOT FOR YOU MEDDLING BRATS. YOUR WORLD WOULD KNEEL, AND THE WISH ORBS WOULD HAVE BEEN RIPE FOR THE TAKING!”

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>>4998257
“...It’s been at this for like a week.” you comment in disbelief at the supposed danger of the artifact. “None of the town’s residents were really affected.”

Sachie rubs her chin as she thinks over this revelation, then looking around at the craters the ship made. She smacks the bottom of her tight fist into her left palm. “Of course! It makes sense now!”

“What does?” you inquire.

She grins and declares with determined assurance, “The perp’s a moron!”

Abale nearly falls over laughing, having to stop herself from dropping the ship on the nearby house.

>DRAGON BALL TUFFLE QUEST KAI #42… 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! Thank you all for playing! Did y’all have fun? We’ll continue tomorrow ~6 pm PST. And please, make sure to stay safe out there.

Furthermore, this will technically be the stopping point for the normal part of the thread. The next thread will probably be starting the tournament after a bit of a time skip, but in preparation for that we’ll have a few things to go over in terms of training and some smaller interactions. That all sound OK?
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>>4998259
This was a really fun diversion with the Synthesizer and Penguin Village's weirdness, good job!
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>>4998257
>>4998259
The Singing Princess? Mmmmh...bout time the Sleeping Princess got used again...

Maybe Synthesizer didn't do the right rituals like Lucifer had?

Anyway, lots of fun as always. Getting a ton of mileage out of Dragon Ball: Daimaō Fukkatsu ain'tcha, Kato?
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>>4998273
We should check with Acer about it, we could weaponize rock 'n' roll!
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>>4998260
>>4998273
Glad you had fun!

And yes, have been for quite some time.

Okay! SO! Sorry again for the delay. As said last night, we'll be doing a few things different today. We are back, and here's what's going down:

I'll have y'all vote on what things you want Peppa and Izzy focusing on, as well as any other ideas you might want to discuss and bring up before the Mifan Tag Tournament. Techniques, interactions, etc. It'll be a bit more freeform than the norm. With that said, let's get this started:

Peppa:

>A. Keep helping Keli manage herself better with her “Makaio-ken” technique, need to show her you can work with her and help her pace herself
>B. Focus on Spirit Control training some more, see what all you can accomplish with the Yardratians’ skills
>C. You definitely need work on some more combo moves! This is a tag team event, after all
>D. Okay definitely need to actually focus on getting stronger, or at least able to use your current forms and abilities better
>E. Something else?

Izzy:

>A. Keep working with Pantea on better coordination, don’t want to have a communication breakdown during any of your fights
>B. Should definitely try a few more Magic techniques, maybe take some inspiration from the shows you’ve been watching with Pantea?
>C. Could work more on the Hakkero, make sure it’s properly tuned for what’s ahead
>D. You know what you should do? You should start getting as much info as possible on your potential opponents for the Tournament. That way you and Pantea can plan accordingly
>E. Something else?

Write-ins and any discussion y'all want to engage in especially encouraged.
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>>4999214
Pepp Pepp Pepp

>A.
>C.
>E. Find some time to talk over the tournament with Gohan, if we can.

Zumi:

>A.
>D.
>E. Test ninja skills on stealth recon.
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>>4999214
Peppa:
>E. Should you get fake eyebrows to put on when you go SS3? You're a little self-conscious about it.
>B. Focus on Spirit Control training some more, see what all you can accomplish with the Yardratians’ skills
>C. You definitely need work on some more combo moves! This is a tag team event, after all
>F. The Metamorans' fusion also uses Spirit Control, what if there was a way to mix your and Keli's power together while Instant Transmissioning? It wouldn't be good to use right out the gate in a tag match, but it would be a decent finisher if your fusion can whip out something good.
>G. Make Chocolates for Cocoa, she's in a mood because apparently you misread some signals she was throwing at you last Christmas and it was awkward.

Izzy:
>E. Pantea doesn't seem to have grown at all during your training. You don't know if it's because she's older than you, but it's like she's giving you training and regimens to do while she does some weird Science thing. As Princess Frypan you will not be belittled, you demand to see the results of her weird Science!
>No C. Dude, the Hakkero's a weapon, those aren't allowed in the tourney!
>D. You know what you should do? You should start getting as much info as possible on your potential opponents for the Tournament. That way you and Pantea can plan accordingly.
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>>4999227
>Find some time to talk over the tournament with Gohan, if we can.
Talk over the tournament, like, commentate? Or just talk with him on the phone in the middle of a match?
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>>4999214
Exen votes:

>A & C.
For both Peppa and Izzy.
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>>4999235
Why do we need the Hakkero for the tournament? I mean, of course demons are gonna show up in the middle, because of course they will, but your eyes should be on the prize, winning the tournament!
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Since the only thing this tournament can do that's unexpected is not have someone interrupt it (I bet the Mifan Tournament is gonna land right on the Promised Day) we should bring plenty of energy capsules, senzus and all that for that emergency. Or if anyone gets too injured due to a nat. 1.


>>4999214
Peppa
>A.
See if she can try using Raio-ken with Makaio-ken. Then Kaio-ken with it once that is successful.
>C.
>E.
Research Launch's use of Kaio-Ten can give us some idea on how to perfect this new form for Keli.
>F. See if Gohan is going to be watching the tournament.

Izzy
>A.
>C.
Technically it's not a weapon, and as long as we register it we should be fine. Probably falls under the same ruling as the mafuba jar.
>D.
>E.
Contact Nazar and see if he'd like to watch the tournament.
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>>4999214
Would it at all be possible for Peppa to get into contact with Basilea? See if she might be willing to help Keli learn how to better use Demon Ki, in exchange for something she might want?
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>>4999243
I'll support contacting Basilea for Keli and Sachie's sake.
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>>4999243
Certainly.
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>>4999243
That's a good point, Basilea is half-human, so should have more of a handle on this
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Izzy, make sure you give Abale that bike or she'll come to your house and kick it into space...
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>>4999247
Sweet.

>>4999250
Good idea.
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>>4999214
Okay, one more thing supporting >>4999227
>>4999235
>>4999241
But also, for Izzy,
>B.
Starlight Breaker
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So! Since y'all voted for it, here's a list of Keli's moves you may be able to work with:

Afterimage
Telepathy
Telekinesis
Multi-Form (Spirit Control perfected)
Solar Flare
Kiai
Explosive Wave (Ice)
Dodonpa (Wind, Ice)
Tri-Beam
Volleyball Fist
Machinegun Punch
Ki Lasso
Curse Breaker
Shotenken
Clothes Beam
Instant Transmission
Gigantification
Healing
Kaio-ken
Raio-ken
Makaio-ken

And for future reference, Pantea's:

Afterimage
Telepathy
Telekinesis
Wolf Fang Fist
Kamehameha
Burning Attack
Heat Dome
Howling Rifle
Twin Geist Magnum
Phantom Shotgun
Spirit Bits
-Barrier, Stinger, Amplify, Varia Speed, METEOR
Spirit Ball
Phantom Kick
Burning Crusher
Charge Shot
Lunar Siren
Zero Buster
Zeta Scatter
Fortress Wing
Wings Of Light
Shinespark
Shinespark V-MAX
Kaio-ken
Raio-ken
Raio-Ten
Kaio-Ten
Potential Unleashed

Feel free to discuss any combo moves y'all might want to do.
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>>4999324
My brain got too hot, can we simplify it to about 5 moves like a Budokai Tenkaichi moveset?
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>>4999324
>Spirit Bits
>-Barrier, Stinger, Amplify, Varia Speed, METEOR

Well, since day one, I've always decried Spirit Bits as useless, so they gotta go. If you have the energy to shoot somebody, shoot them. Sure, you can have it reangle, but how we've been using them, as Options, is just unnecessary.
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>>4999324
>Zero Buster
>Zeta Scatter
>Fortress Wing
>Wings Of Light
>Cobra Kai
>Shinespark V-MAX
What are these?
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>>4999324
>Howling Rifle
So is this Pantea charging two Geist Magnums, then lining them up like she's holding a rifle?
>Twin Geist Magnum
I hope she remembers not to fire them both at once, it's way less accurate that way. One at a time.
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>>4999324
Turtle Crane Strike: Peppa attacks with a meteor combo and Keli finishes off with a Tri-Beam

Mole-Crane: Peppa puts some mines into the ground and Keli lassos them right into them!

Shotenken + Rasenken (Basically Keli punches someone in the air, and then Peppa punches them right back down)

Volley Ball Fist + Janken

Solar Flare + CLOTHES BEAM!

Maybe try combining our telekinetic power, see how that goes.

Maybe try an experiment on which moves gel best with each other in practice too.
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>>4999377
Supporting these!
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>>4999377
>Solar Flare + CLOTHES BEAM!
So you want some sunglasses while you solar flare? I'm not sure how else they can be combined.
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>>4999377
>Turtle Crane Strike: Peppa attacks with a meteor combo and Keli finishes off with a Tri-Beam
That doesn't seem very Turtley or Craney, it's really just a melee combo and an ultimate that will possibly kill Peppa and her opponent, as well as shorten Keli's lifespan.
How about Peppa charges up a Kamehameha, and then Keli pops in for a Dodon Barrage, and while they're dealing with that Peppa does the Kamehameha? The Dodonpa is the Crane move too.
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>>4999388
Keli solar flares someone, Peppa clothes beams them while they're blinded incapacitating them even further.
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>>4999393
Wouldn't blindfolding them help them recover from the blinding light quicker?
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>>4999395
Never said it was to blindfold them.

Also
>>4999392
is a reference to
https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Crane_Wolf_Strike
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>>4999392
Also, Peppa can't really pull off a Meteor Combo on people, she isn't tall enough.
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>>4999397
Oh wait, she has it enhanced with Wind to vacuum them closer to her tiny arms and legs, nevermind.
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>>4999396
Just because it's a reference doesn't mean we should do it. Kato and I talked about this at one point, there are times when we wanna cram in so many references into a story, but that would get in the way of the story. References can't get in the way of a story.
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Does the Mifan tournament fall on Mifan New Years?
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Okay, I need to get some rest, but I'm leaving this open for tomorrow as well. Feel free to keep discussing your ideas, and I'll try to be back at around 6 pm PST tomorrow. Thanks again for playing, and stay safe out there.
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>>4999421
Have a good night Kato. I've got lots of ideas but I'll post'em after I sleeps.
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>>4999421
Thanks for doing all this for us Kato. You're the best.
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>>4999377
Most of these are pretty good but >>4999392 has a good point about the turtle crane strike.

I do have some ideas myself but they are rather basic and I don't have names for them

Either Peppa or Keli uses a ranged attack that purposely misses before the other telekinetically moves the attack to hit the opponent from behind

Keli uses her ki lasso to pull the opponent to Peppa who is ready with a charged Super God Fist
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>>4999466
Oh this is a good idea. Support.
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>>4999230
>>4999417
Mifan New Year is on Feb 20 or 21 or whatever. February 14 is before then, and February 14th is the most important day of the year! Battle stations, people!
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