"A few Hours? That's gonna be abit of a wait." Goren shook his head and looked at Datura. "I don't think standing around waiting's the best idea."
He shrugged, and Dende spoke up. "There's probably a faster way. I can send you all there, and you can have your ship wait for you here. You will have to climb up the normal way at least once on the return trip."
Goren nodded. "Sounds good."
Dende nodded, and the five of them found themselves in a grassy field, far removed from where the tower. There seemed to be nothing but wild animals around, and they could all faintly feel the pulse of the Dragonball.
It took them about twenty minutes to locate it, down in a small crevasse, and Goren handed it up as he climbed out. It had seven red stars on it. "One down..."
No sooner had he spoke, than they all heard the whirring clanking of machinery, and the roar of turbines. Looking up, descending about 200m off, there were six aircraft, four of which disgorged ten armed and armored troopers each. The last two, which looked more heavily armed, transformed into humanoid robots. Clearly, they were aware they weren't alone.
It was Calvin who realized it "Their sensors can sense the movement of the ball, that's how they know."
With everyone agreed, Dende smiled. "Excellent. I had a good feeling about all of you. I will of course send more help, should the need arise, and i am able, but for now, it will just be you."
He reached within his robes and held a small glass orb. "This is abit of energy that is the same as the Dragonballs you'll be seeking. I cannot hold it long, so memorize how it feels." Goren looked at it, and after about ten seconds, the energy dissipated, giving everyone a chance to memorize how it felt.
Goren smiled at the others. "Okay strange question but all of you can fly right? I mean I can probably Instant Transmission us all there, but it's a draining technique, and I'd rather not waste any energy to start off."
Goren sighed at Datura's comments about the tournaments. Yeah they were for glory seekers and such, but they were actually pretty fun. He'd won a a number of them across the galaxy, and was hoping to be scouted to the Universal Team For the Omni-King's Games. They do serve a valid purpose, even if not everyone sees it that way. The tournaments are part of the reason The Universes still exist."
Dende nodded. "Well said,Goren."
The Guardian looked to Shayuri, and nodded. "The dragons of this world are nothing like your father. The Dragons of this Earth are more akin to large generally dumb reptiles. Dangerous in their way to normal people, but I cannot imagine them being a danger to any of you. The Eternal Dragon, Shenron, is another type. As has been said, he is something all-together different." He waved his hand, and before them what looked like a Window appeared, something they could all see regardless of where they stood. "This is my memory of the first time they summoned my Shenron."
On the window, a scene began to play like a movie.
The Seven dragonballs, golden crystal orbs, each with from one to seven red stars on them, began to glow, and there was a brilliant flash of light as a seemingly endless giant oriental dragon with emerald and gold scales streamed forth, coiling against black clouds darker than pitch. brilliant Ruby red eyes peered down, and a booming voice with eternal bass spoke. "I am the Eternal Dragon, I will grant a wish to those who summon me, now state it, that I may grant it."
The wish was made, though they didn't hear it, and its eyes shown with scintillating light. "Your Wish is Granted."
Afterwards, he smiled at them. "He is not the only Eternal Dragon, but for now, he is the one we are most concerned with." He smiled to Ginka. "I trust you understand their name now? And yes, Calvin, you need all seven to summon Shenron, but having them does grant small boons, each one is different depending on which of the balls you possess."
"This new faction is the Neo Red Ribbon Army. They were a problem in the past for another generation of heroes, and were exterminated. It is unknown how they survived, or at the moment, if they're just using the name or not. They have tremendous material backing, and since it isn't capsule corps, It has to be someone else. What I can tell you is that they DO have one of the Dragonballs, and are actively searching out the others."
He sighed. "The Dragonballs cannot be destroyed without destroying this world. They are Intrinsically linked, both to the planet, and to myself. You see, I made this version of them, centuries ago. Since their last use they've remained hidden, safe, not even known about, or so it was thought. But sometimes Destiny has other ideas."
Within moments of Calvin's arrival came the last of the small group. It was another adult man, Though thanks to the obvious Saiyan heritage, he could be twenty two or fifty two. His own black furred tail was coiled around his waist, and he had a sword on his back. He had on black pants and a tanktop, with a brown leather jacket emblazoned with the Capsule Corps logo on it.
"Whoa, holy crap it's Calvin Briefs." He said with abit of surprise. "I never expected to get to meet you. Those new medical examination tables your company just put out are something else you know. I heard you had a had in designing them."
It was then that he noticed the trio of females, two of which were also Saiyan, the other well she wasn't human fully, he could tell from reading her ki, and he smiled.
"It's nice to meet all of you too. I'm guessing you were all brought here to meet the guardian too?"
He was interrupted by the sound of a wooden walking stick, and the steps of an old man. "That they were, young man." Dende spoke, even as he appeared seemingly from nowhere. "I am the Guardian of this world, Dende."
"But you're a Namekian..." The thus far unnamed male saiyan answered.
"And none of the five of you is fully human. Two of you have ancestors not even of this universe. That matters little. I am this world's guardian. I have need of your services to keep this world safe. Perhaps though, a round of introductions are in order."
He looked to the young Saiyan, and he nodded. "I'm Goren. like the guardian said, part of my family is from another universe, Universe 6, to be precise. I was born here though. Like at least two of you, I'm Saiyan, though I do have some human blood too."
In turn, Each member of the party gave a quick introduction, and finally Dende nodded. "Good, now we all know a little about each other. To the matter at hand. There is a certain faction on this world that has discovered an ancient power that was best forgotten. They seek to amass the keys to this power, and then use it to take over and control the world. This cannot be allowed to happen."
He sighed. "Over a hundred and fifty years ago, all knowledge of this power was removed from the world, both to protect the world, and its people. If it becomes known that the power still exists, then this world will become a target for powerful forces that could easily destroy the world, or use this unique power to do unspeakable things."
"This power have a name?" Asked Goren.
"They're called the Dragonballs, there are seven of them, and they'll grant you almost any wish you can ask for."
"It's all beginning again, Mr. Popo." Dende, the green-skinned namekian guardian of Earth said with a certain mix of nostalgia, and sadness to his voice.
"Of course it is, Dende, these worthless humans never learn." The Black Genie replied with a certain cynicism. "The truth was obscured, but someone still managed to learn of it. I guess a dragon made by a child has certain limitations after all."
Dende, the Guardian of Earth, sighed. He had been a child when he restored Shenron, the great dragon deity that lived within the Dragonballs. He knew plenty, but he'd had to make some changes. Now, they'd all pay for his weakness.
"They only have the one, and no one truly knows the significance." "But they will, when they gather them all, and Shenron speaks. What are you going to do?"
Ostensibly, Popo was the servant of the world's guardian, but he'd never acted that way with Dende. At best he was a crotchety cynical mentor.
"I need you to gather some worthy champions. We have to stop this, or at the very least, ensure the dragonballs do not fall in the wrong hands." Dende said with a quiet surety.
"What makes you think any of those upity monkeys are worthy Dende?" Popo asked pointedly.
"They're not all bad. And some even are descended from old friends." Dende thought back of course to his best friend, Son Gohan, and Bulma, who'd married the asshole Vegeta. "It is perhaps time to renew some old accquaintances."
"Save that you never met these people. You've just watched them and others from afar like some sort of voyeur." Popo came back with a slight smile.
"Isn't it my job, to watch those with potential to change the world?" Dende asked.
Popo said nothing, but mentally called for his carpet.
"Gather them, and bring them here, I will explain what I need to them all, and send them on their way."
Popo nodded, and Suddenly there five copies of the Genie, and his carpet. "Get to it then." the five Popo Copies smiled an nodded, and then they and the carpets vanished.
"Five souls just do gather champions." Dende said, looking somewhat disgusted.
"Ten. There and back, but who's really counting, I've got at least Billions more Dende. Besides, none of these worthless maggots are worth actually meeting me as they are. Let them actually accomplish something, then, maybe, I'll grace them with MY presence."
With that, the Genie himself vanished, leaving Earth's guardian to wait for the champions to be gathered.
Alright, so this is what won by near unanimous decision, so let's get crazy.
The Premise- Two full centuries have passed since the end of Dragonball Super. The existence of other universes is now known, and travel between them is possible via either powerful technique, or possession of a special pass. The Gods and Angels only involve themselves directly when it is time for the Grand Universal Tournament, which happens every ten years, for the amusement of Omni-King Zeno.
Old Namek, and Planet Vegeta have both been wished back into existence, as well as the Saiyan race. This time around, the Saiyans are still an arrogant warrior race, but they are beholden to no one, and with time, have become far more noble, in that they no longer conquer and sell planets. Currently the game will be taking place in the 7th universe. There are a fair number of 6th universe entities, mostly saiyains, who currently reside in the 7th, as an equal number are in the 6th, in a sort of exchange program.
Technology is fairly advanced, True hypertech exists, though it is mostly alien in origin. Crime exists, and there are many who would rule the universe, and work towards this. Still, things are maintained in a precarious balance, because if things become unbalanced, then they aren't fun to Lord Zeno. He erases things he doesn't find fun.
This game will entail the rediscovery and potential use of the Dragonballs, and a chance to play characters of a power level that goes beyond any I've allowed before in BESM 4e (the system used)
Your characters may be any race, any gender, and built with 500 points. (not a typo)(This is roughly equal to Vegeta at his first visit to Earth)
some familiarity with Dragonball/Z/Super will help, but isn't necessary.
This is a game meant to be comedic, and hotblooded. Your character should be capable of working together with others. There will be hijinx, tons of action, and whatever else you the players bring with you.
My full house rules will be in effect. I am NOT going with Spirit commands.
First, I reserve the right to say no to something I don't like, I'll try to work with you, but if things are too gamebreaking, you will be asked to change it. points won't be lost, but this is supposed to be fun for all
Body Mind and Soul scores to 7 are purchased at 2 cp a point. 8-12 are 4 cp a point. Stat scores top out at 12, and you may only start with one of them beyond 10. You MAY purchase enhanced attribute (these can be blocked or negated) at 4 cp per rank to raise the stat up to a max of 18.
Each Character will have a Special ability for free, generated by me. This may be a Racial ability (Namekians, Humans, Saiyans) or one unique to the character. You will have one or the other, not both.
I expect combat values of 15-20, no more than 22.
Dynamic powers is not allowed.
Powerflux and Skill flux are not allowed.
Energy Bonus and Tough have a max rank of 25
armor has a max rank of 25
Your Base Energy and health points are doubled ((M+S)x10) and ((B+S)x10)
I am allowing the Brutal combat technique to be bought up to 15. I am changing how it works as well, making the weapon rank equal to the rank of Brutal.
Also Every special attack will have an Energy point cost equal to its total damage divided by 10. you get no points back for this, this is just part of the game.
Any questions/ if you need help at all, PM me, and I'm likely in chat.