Thread PL: 5,000 | Items: ScouterThings have been awfully quiet for the past few days on Arcose. Freige didn't have any tasks for her to do and Brie was around to make sure he was safe, so all that was really left for the Brenchian was to keep on training. She didn't feel like going all the way out into the wild to see what Aurora was up, and even then she may not be available, whatever it is she's busy with. Her next best bet was to train at one of the barracks here in the capital. They usually have some sort of training simulator over there, or maybe there would even be some soldiers willing to spar with her. Though if she were completely honest, a vast majority of them are either too weak for her to learn from or too strong for her to keep up. She needed to find some sort of balance, but what that balance was is a mystery to her.
Well, if all else fails, Froma could just use her scouter to find a soldier with a somewhat comparable power level. Last time she checked her own, she was sitting at five thousand, so it would be perfect if Froma could find someone at around that power. It doesn't need to be exact, since she can't be too picky, but it just needs to be close. Of course, this comes with the downside of having to scan through lackey after lackey, trying to find one at just the right level for her to take on. "One thousand, one point five thousand, ooh, ten thousand, not dealing with that big guy," Froma mutters to herself as she scans the barracks. "This is going to take a while, isn't it?"
Post by Empress Ise on Mar 21, 2021 6:52:08 GMT -5
| Ise | 5,000 PL | Base Form | | 6/6 KP | 0/6 MP | 0%/250% |
it had been a little bit of a task trying to get herself into the training barracks, at first those guarding it had not been willing to hear her out that she SHOULD be allowed in and it had taken quite a lot of shouting and Ise digging in her heels to get them to realized that she was not just apart of Arcose but the daughter of a General and not just ANY General but ‘Hibernal the Terrible’
She was after all not just here to explore, sure that was a part of it but this was all an effort to follow what her Father had set out for her, to familiarize herself with Arcose and its culture and civilization, the workings of the on-planet military were likewise quite important to that she felt, after all these were the people meant to protect the planet and perhaps would be a good pool to draw on when they went back to their usual work once things were handled here on Arcose.
After all of that Ise had to deal with people trying to follow her around to give her a tour, she had no interest in being guided, she wanted to explo- uh investigate on her own! A bit more shouting and Ise managed to get them to leave her be, so she could wander the facility starting her trip by heading toward where the training went down, after all if there was going to be somewhere with impressive soldiers that seemed the likely place! WC: 255 TWC: 255
Froma hears a bit of a commotion going on over by the entrance to the barracks. Perhaps there were some trouble makers that needed subduing? If so, this would be a perfect opportunity to get some training in so long as she isn't too late to join the party. The brenchian moves out to investigate the whole situation and comes across a whole bunch of soldiers moving out of the way of what appears to be a saiyan of all people. Curious as to the power level of this newcomer, Froma looks at the saiyan with her scouter and takes a peak at her power level. After a few seconds pass, the scouter reveals to her that this saiyan woman's power level was sitting at exactly 5,000. "Huh, well lucky me, then," Froma mutters as she approaches the individual.
Froma approaches the saiyan, only now noticing how dark her scouter was, if she could even call that a scouter. The lenses are so dark that she could barely see the eyes of the saiyan. Not to mention that the armor this individual was wearing somehow seemed a bit... familiar to her. Froma believes she might've seen someone wearing similar armor in one of the files Freige gave her a while back on one of her missions, but she couldn't quite put her finger on who was wearing it. Regardless, Froma approaches the newcoming and greets her. "Hey there, you new around here? The name's Captain Froma of the OMG." At the same time the brenchian extends her hand outwards in an attempt to shake the saiyan's hand.
Post by Empress Ise on Mar 22, 2021 0:34:27 GMT -5
| Ise | 5,000 PL | Base Form | | 6/6 KP | 0/6 MP | 0%/250% |
Ise was a bit underwhelmed by the powers she found present in the barracks, sure most of them were at or a bit above average but she had been hoping for some powers with a bit more ‘oomph’ though she supposed that it was perhaps a bit foolish to expect to find a bunch of common soldiers with powers on par with herself or her Father.
Hell even that annoying thief had been rather impressive even if his top power ended up being nothing compared to her own, his top end would likely wipe the floor with the bulk of the soldiers present here and it would ultimately only be sheer volume that might end up taking him down assuming nobody such as herself arrived to take him down.
Ise perked up as she felt a substantial outlier among the swarm of average powers, someone with a power on par with her own! Sure it was only ONE but still that was something quite impressive! They even appeared to be directly approaching her and as they got closer Ise turned herself as they arrived doing her best to look as if she had expected this.
Even more interestingly the woman was apart of a group Ise was actually familiar with, at least a bit, her Father had mentioned the OMG, they were an elite force that served Friege if memory serves. “A pleasure to meet you Captain Froma, I am Ise Wintergreen of the NSFW” Ise said grasping Froma’s larger hand with her own and giving her best handshake and desperately wishing she had some sort of cool rank like the Brenchian had. Being CAPTAIN Ise would be great, a nice stepping stone until she eventually took up her Father’s position. WC: 291 TWC: 546
Thankfully, it seems like a majority of the other soldiers are going back to business as usual, minding their own business while the two ladies have their discussion. The saiyan introduces herself as Ise Wintergreen of the NSFW, which makes Froma think for a bit. "Ise... NSFW... it certainly sounds quite familiar, but I can't quite put my finger on where exactly I've heard of them from." She recalls that they too are a military-esque faction similar to the OMG, but aside from that, Froma couldn't really recall anything else about them. Perhaps Freige knows who Ise is and what the NSFW was, but perhaps she could always ask Ise about this organization. Then again, it's a bit of a bother for her to explain to everyone what the OMG is, so perhaps Ise might feel the same way regarding having to explain what the NSFW is.
Ise readily accepts Froma's handshake, and she's relieved to know that this woman's at the very least a somewhat friendly individual. Now that she's real close to Ise, Froma can definitely see how dark her visors are. She could barely even see here eyes in there, although she does note that something is... different about them. "Say, I don't mean to insult you, but your visors are pretty dark. Are you sure you can see alright out of them?" Froma then decided against pondering too much on Ise and decides to come out and say what she wants outright. "Well anyway, I was looking around the barracks here looking for a decent sparring partner. Wasn't having too much luck until I spotted you coming in. What do you say, wanna quick little session?"
Post by Empress Ise on Mar 23, 2021 2:54:59 GMT -5
| Ise | 5,000 PL | Base Form | | 6/6 KP | 0/6 MP | 0%/250% |
Ise felt just a BIT frustrated that her Father’s organization was not readily recognized by the woman but it was hardly worth getting properly angry over, the older woman did not seem to be trying to PRETEND not to know it to be insulting, but rather just likely just genuinely was unable to recall the information, perhaps due to being focused on whatever work the OMG focused on.
“We work on the planet trade and expansion of Arcose’s influence we tend to have little interaction with Arcose itself so that might be why we do not jump to the mind as easily” Ise said with a shrug as they shook hands and pleasantly the Captain made no effort to try and play power games by trying to test her strength with a heavy handed grip.
“Oh no I can’t see a thing with this on” Ise said with a grin that suggested there was something entirely more amusing about the situation than her words suggested, strictly speaking she was being truthful, of course even if it was OFF she would not see anything either.
To Ise’s surprise the Captain offered a training session between them, a bit of sparring! That was quite exciting, a Captain presumably had quite a lot of combat experience and would be a very good person to train with “That would be great, do you want to go here or would you like to head somewhere more open? I don’t know much about the ways Brenchians can amplify their power but if we were to get serious a roof this short might be a bit of a problem” Ise said with a laugh, and she could only imagine how displeased the people running the barracks would be.
Not that that would necessarily STOP her. But it could end up being a bit of an issue.
"Or we could just agree to keep to our current strength I suppose." WC: 322 TWC: 868
From what Froma could tell, it looks like she touched a nerve when she mentions that she doesn't quite remember her or the NSFW. Ise does explain that the group focuses its efforts on trade and expansion, as they have very little to do with Arcose in of itself, which does explain quite a lot to Froma. As the two were shaking hands and Ise was squeezing Froma's hand quite tight, the brenchian responds, "Hmm, now that you do mention that, I believe my boss did mention you and the NSFW every now and then. He's so busy with making sure everything is up and running on Arcose itself and I suppose it's only natural I didn't hear much about you. When one group is working on Arcose itself and another is working far away from the planet, they tend to not interact that much."
Froma shakes her hand a little bit once the handshake was done. When she asks Ise about the incredibly dark visor she has, she states that she can't see out of it. Froma was rather confused for a moment, thinking about why she would be so willing to wear something to basically blind her. Blind her. Blind. "Oh shit," Froma cusses as she realizes that she might've fun of a blind person, "I did not realize you actually couldn't see. My apologies." Froma bows in an act of forgiveness, only to remember once again that Ise can't actually see and slowly rises back up.
It does look like Ise was willing to spar with Froma, which gets her a little bit excited. The saiyan does, however, ask about where they're fighting, and whether or not they should vacate the area considering Froma's powers. "I do believe the barracks have some rooms in the back. The floor there is actually just the planet's surface and there's actual terrain inside. 'Course, cleaning duty is a bit of a hassle, but that could work." The brenchian then take off towards one of the training rooms in the back before realizing the fact that Ise is, in fact, blind. She walks back and asks, "Say, how did you get in here in the first place if you're blind? I didn't see a guide with you or anything."
Post by Empress Ise on Mar 23, 2021 14:31:48 GMT -5
| Ise | 5,000 PL | Base Form | | 6/6 KP | 0/6 MP | 0%/250% |
“Maybe with out return my Father and your Boss might have some opportunities to work together now that we’re back on Arcose” Ise said with a grin as Froma seemed to put things a bit more together with Ise’s description, the OMG was likely one of the main groups she imagined her Father was looking to, what little Ise knew indicated they were fairly powerful here on Arcose which meant either its leader might be looking to take the throne himself OR would be a major asset to whomever was.
Ise chuckled as Froma also connected the dots on the reason for her darkened visor, she also watched with slightly amusement as Froma attempted to bow and then seemed to realize her continued error from her perspective and just silently stood up straight again Ise was however actually aware of the effort and appreciated it.
And apparently the barracks had open air fields which was good, it also meant that their spar would likely end up with them going all out which was QUITE exciting, Ise was about to start making her way after Froma when the Captain turned on her heel and rushed back to her.
“Do not worry about me Captain, I may be blind but I am very aware of my surroundings. I have no real want or need of a guide.” Ise said walking past Froma, and heading in the direction she had begun walking, it would be easy enough she imagined to follow the paths that lead to the training ground and even if it DID become difficult Froma was likely to start after he once Ise started walking.
“I also hope you won't let my age or lack of sight affect how seriously you take our spar.” Ise said as she continued walking, Ise could handle a bit of caution from others around her as they adapted to her methods of knowing what the world was like around herself but she would NOT accept having someone hold back against her. WC: 336 TWC: 1,204
Now things were starting to come together inside of Froma's mind. Ise is the daughter of the leader of the NSFW, and if she could recall, she's the adopted daughter of... Man, she really should pay closer attention to the debriefings Freige gives to her. "That does sound like a lovely plan. We can exchange contacts with each other, pass on a good word for each other, you know?"
Ise talks for a bit about how she's actually quite aware of her surroundings even without sight, which peaked Froma's interests. "I have heard theories about how when one loses one of their senses, the others are heightened to compensate. Well, I don't think I've seen them heightened to this sort of level before. It's definitely impressive that you're even able to walk around without bumping into anyone. What's the secret? Does it have something to do with ki sensing?"
The saiyan also states that she hopes Froma wouldn't hold back simply because of her age or looks, and the brenchian chuckles for a bit. "Oh, trust me, you don't need to worry about that. There have been times when I've bench pressed people hundreds of years older than me, and times where the exact opposite happens with little kids. Don't you worry, I won't let that fact get in the way of taking things seriously." Indeed she's fought plenty of people in her lifetime, most of which, unfortunately, were life and death situations.
The pair finally arrive outside one of the training rooms, and lucky for them, it's currently vacant. "Excuse me for a second while I punch the settings in," Froma asks as she begins tinkering with a nearby panel to the door. Of the settings, there's an adjustment for height levels, climate conditions, and even gravity controls. To make things simple for their first spar, Froma punches in sea level height, mild climate, and double gravity to see how the two would do under such forces. "I'm punching in double gravity if that's fine with you," Froma asks as she presses a button to open the door in front of the pair.
Inside the facility itself lies a handful of large rocks from the planet's surface with the rest of the area consisting of flat lands and slight inclines. An artifical sun beams down onto Froma as she enters, and she even has to shield her eyes initially. "If you can see the panel, punch in any adjustments you wanna make, hit accept, then come on in before the door closes," Froma states.
Post by Empress Ise on Mar 24, 2021 9:09:26 GMT -5
| Ise | 5,000 PL | Base Form | | 6/6 KP | 0/6 MP | 0%/270% |
“That works for me, the more our groups can work together the better we will likely all be” Ise said with a grin, she imagined she could learn quite a lot from an older fighter like Froma and perhaps some of the others in the OMG, it would also likely be a big help in getting herself acclimated to Arcose to have contacts that had it as their main place of work, and as long as Freige did not get into a confrontation over the throne with her Father it would likely be very good for Ise to build a relationship with the OMG for the future!
“It would not be much of a secret if I told everyone, would it?” Ise said with another wider grin, she rarely actually went into much detail about her abilities mostly because it was rather difficult to put the concepts she took in to words that those without them could understand properly “But Ki Sensing does play a factor into it, I do not NEED to use it but it helps me a lot when it comes to people, usually helps me confirm some assumptions I can make with my other abilities'' Ise said adding an air of mystery, roughly speaking she was referring to her ability to sort-of gauge emotional states, at least for those who were not actively hiding it. It was really more of a slightly more intuitive version of what sighted people could do by looking at peoples ‘tells’ as far as she understood it.
Ise was pleased to hear that Froma would not be holding back against her though there was a big difference between CLAIMING you would not hold back and actually doing so, though it certainly sounded like Froma was being genuine, Ise stood by as Froma set up the training area and shook her head when the Captain prompted her to make any adjustments.
“I’d need to be very familiar with it to do much of anything, my abilities don’t really let me read digital screens outside of a few specifically designed things, and detail based things are usually also beyond my ability to grasp so however you set it is fine for me.” Ise stepped into the area alongside Froma and was pleasantly surprised by the warmth of what had to be some sort of artificial sunlight. Ise took a few moments to adjust herself to the increased gravity, it was a bit above what she was used to but thankfully not so much so that it would likely be a major hindrance. WC: 429 TWC: 1,633
Ise seems satisfied with exchanging contacts, even stating that they can work together to make everything better for both groups. Froma smiles to herself, satisfied with the outcome. Now she needs Freige to meet up with Ise as well, or perhaps even meet her father, and then the deal can be sealed. Froma guesses that Freige would be very pleased to have this sort of information once she get's back to HQ.
After asking about how Ise sees, she tells Froma that it wouldn't be that much of a secret if she just told her about it. Froma looks back at the saiyan and gives her a bit of a glare. She was very curious about this sort of thing, and having it denied ever so slightly ticks her off. Ise does state that it has something to do with ki sensing, which clears it up somewhat. It didn't really answer how she can navigate around objects, but Froma now knows how Ise can move around people, so that's a start. "Never really thought about what the world would look like if I just used ki sensing, that's for sure," Froma replies, "I would learn how to do it, but having a scouter around is nice and convenient as is. Maybe if this thing gets busted somehow, I'll have to start learning."
Once Ise confirms the settings and steps inside, the doors behind her close, and now the two of them were all along inside the training room. Froma takes this opportunity to do a few stretches and get herself adjusted to the gravity before turning her attention back towards Ise. "Alright then, Ise, I want to see what you're capable of," Froma asks the saiyan, "It'll give me a good read on what you're capable of in this sort of environment. Whenever you're ready."
Post by Empress Ise on Mar 25, 2021 8:07:31 GMT -5
| Ise | 5,000 PL | Base Form | | 3/6 KP | 2/6 MP | 0%/270% |
Ise noted a slight spike in Froma’s energy when she refused to outright explain how her senses worked and while she could not tell the woman sent a glare at her Ise wore a smirk as she did so, she was quite fond of keeping the full extent of her abilities secret, perhaps she would teach someone who needed it to function how it worked but keeping it close to her chest felt far safer overall, while Froma was not an enemy today she COULD be one tomorrow, or let slip information that an enemy could use.
Her abilities had downsides that people could exploit and her future was in theory set to place her in the conversation for the rulership of one of the most powerful planets in the galaxy, the less people who might understand how to abuse her abilities while those downsides existed the better.
“Energy detection is a useful skill to have, if you end up with the time to try and pick it up I would most definitely recommend it, my way of learning was part taught part adaptation to my situation and it has been apart of my life for… well most of my life, I might be able to help if you were interested.” reliance on a scouter was in Ise’s perhaps biased opinion, a bad thing, the devices were quite good at what they did and gave reliable numbers when they worked but there were always risks of malfunction or theoretically even hacking.
Ise followed suit with Froma stretching a bit as they got accustomed to the settings, while they did so Froma gave her the floor to start things off, Ise generally preferred to let others get things started, it advantaged her due to her perceptive abilities but trying to turn things back on Froma was unlikely to benefit much and really there WOULD be some times where she would have to take the initiative, such as when she fought the thief.
“Alright, give me one se-” Ise said while stretching forward in something akin to a runners start, cutting herself off as she pushed forward in a top speed rush at the Brenchian her energy flowing through into her legs and right arm to help her close the distance and attempt to deliver a powerful right hook to the Captain’s jaw! Rush Crush used! 2,500 PL Attack coming at Froma! WC: 391 TWC: 2,024
Ise offers to teach Froma a bit about energy sensing and how it works, and she rubs her chin while thinking about the proposition. It would be nice to have around in the event that her scouter is somehow destroyed, but she'll still definitely have a use for it since it's still a rather useful piece of tech. She make make recordings, pull up maps, and communicate across the galaxy. Still, it would be nice to learn from Ise. "I'll definitely consider the offer. Perhaps I'll give you my answer after out little session here. How's that?" She asks as she finishes her stretches.
Froma's first time in one of these simulators was certainly a trip. She tried setting the thing up in x4 and she was almost instantly on the ground due to all of the g-forces on her body. Nowadays, she can be rather comfortable in x2 arcose's gravity, though staying in here too long has at one point given her some adverse effects, especially when controlling her strength. As Ise was entering some sort of runner's pose, she asks Froma to give her a second before charging straight at her. Froma was understandably caught off guard by the sudden attack, but it wasn't like she was completely helpless in this match.
An aura made of pure white ki surrounds Froma as she stands her ground against the incoming saiyan. She creates a ball made of bright yellow ki and launches it straight at the charging saiyan, who was getting especially close to punching her in the face. Froma then attempts to back away from Ise to gain some distance. "Nice trick, but you'll have to do a bit better than that. Come on then, let me see what you've got!" Unfortunately, using Ray of Hope has drained Froma of most of her energy at the moment.
Froma uses Ray of Hope, firing a 50% attack for 2,500 pl. The two attacks clash and fizzle as a result
Post by Empress Ise on Mar 26, 2021 9:41:46 GMT -5
| Ise | 5,000 PL | Base Form | | 2/6 KP | 4/6 MP | 0%/270% |
Ise nodded to Froma as she reasoned that she would decide on if she would take up the offer after their spar was complete which was probably for the best, perhaps somehow they would end up less friendly after the spar with one of them going a bit too far, it would be a touch awkward to have plans for a friendly get together established even if Ise considered that rather unlikely as well perhaps Froma simply wanted to get an idea of how much Ise actually KNEW before deciding to learn anything from her.
Ise was after all quite a bit younger than the Captain and she had to guess less experienced in combat, that was frankly part of why Ise WANTED to spar with her, she could likely learn quite a lot from the Brenchian just from a spar, the one place Ise felt certain she held more knowledge and expertise was with that technique considering how integral it was to her survival.
Ise grinned as her plan seemed to work at first, she cleared the distance between them in record time even under the weight of the enhanced gravity and the surprised look on the Captains face FELT like it would make certain that Ise’s attack would land and give her a strong early advantage.
Unfortunately the Captain let loose a powerful blast that absorbed the bulk of the force behind Ise’s attack and allowed her to pull back and avoid the actual strike “Not done yet Captain!” Ise said with a smirk shifting her posture slightly and pointing two fingers at the Brenchian “Rapid Fire!” with her declaration a quick series of small energy beams fired out at Froma as Ise hoped to take what little advantage she had right now and turn it into something more. Rapid Fire used! 1,000 PL attack incoming! WC: 301 TWC: 2,325
While Froma was able to put a stop to Ise's initial attack, the worst case scenario rears its ugly head: She was running low on energy, and Ise was coming in with another attack. Ise shouts the name of her attack and several energy beams are fired right out of her hands. Froma attempts to stop them by firing off several balls of ki, but they proved to be powerless against the beams. They were a direct hit, and Froma stumbles back a bit from such an attack. It was a good thing she was wearing some battle armor for this occasion, or else that would've really hurt, not that Ise would go all out, right? This was training, after all.
"Alright, let myself get hit by that one," Froma mutters to herself as she proceeds to rush down Ise, "Now let's see how you handle hand to hand!" Froma attempts to close the distance between the two and throw out a variety of different punches and kicks, all of which were aimed at Ise's chest. While none of them were particularly powerful blows, her speed might just be enough to get a couple of decent hits in on the saiyan. Plus, it gives her a bit of time to recharge and hopefully get back to firing off more energy blasts soon. From what she could tell from their first little skirmish, Froma will need all the energy she can get.
Froma takes the full damage from Rapid Fire, dealing a total of 20% damage.