The Changelings have a secret method of training that increases their power greatly, hence why they are known as one of the most powerful races in the galaxy. After getting into a brawl in one of the bars, a Changeling by the name of Polar invites you to learn the methods. Upon arrival you find that it is a gladiatorial fest where one learns to not fear death... nor fear to take give it to others.
Reward: +500 zeni, +5 DP, +40 all stats, +5 Rp Credits
Bonus: +20 all stats -2 Alignment and Icy Sash - While in your inventory, +6 all stats when training on Frieza.
The clinking of glasses ring throughout the bar. At least the floor that Breezy is on. Their cloak over their head, not wanting to draw too much attention during their down time. Though glancing around would show Breezy the bars current floor and the current residents.
Given the location of said bar, it's a bit rundown. Being within a rundown slum city. Dust and cobwebs adorn the corners of the walls. Though the tables themselves are clean along with the dishes. Thanks to the steel grey eyed bipedal lizard like Alien. The main table is the best kept. Only looking a bit rusted with the paint peeling on only the edges.
Breezy doesn’t understand what they are saying to another Alien like them just across the table from them. Breezy assumes they are speaking their own language instead of common or Changeling. The Lizards wear a garb made of hide and plastics that cover nearly their whole body. The thick fur protects them somewhat from the frigid air outside. Though Breezy again can’t really tell the difference much between a tad chilly and absolutely freezing.
Glancing their eyes further to the right. They see a group of five at a table. The stools holding them up weathered from age alone. Various dents aligning the metallic stools. One of human-like Aliens shifts uncomfortably in it. As it is unstable. These Aliens besides two could pass for humans with more droopy ears. Though their skin is an ashy grey. Their eyes are slightly smaller with bigger irises than humans. One Alien is pink skinned with blue spots. Breezy does not recognize what kind of alien they are. This is their first time seeing that kind!
The fifth one is part of that Crocodile Alien race. The scaly skin on them reminds them of their own minion. Peeper. Speaking of Peeper. They are still out gathering intel on a few select beings. Another Changeling and a few Aliens. Ones that have harmed him in the past. The reason why his skin is so permanently damaged! His feathers won’t even grow back... Poor bird. So many probably mistake them for a lizard!
Breezy blinks. The five have their glasses hoisted in the air before taking a swig. It was definitely them making the noise. Annoying. Breezy turns back to their own drink. Half of it left. The oily drink leaves an aftertaste that lasts long after even a sip has been taken. It is a cheap drink for sure. They have only scanned about half of the floor. So they did not see everyone. Simply the ones who were disturbing the peace more than others.
“Congratulations on making it higher!” The Crocodilian states loud enough that Breezy can overhear. As can most others in the bar.
“Thanks!..” After the initial word the rest is quiet enough to be mostly overtaken by the other sounds in the bar. Though it sounded like they got a better position at a job and can actually move out of the slums from the bonus alone.
“You are nothing!” The sudden shout comes from across the bar. Breezy glances as does a few others. Here comes trouble. “Must be a jealous co-worker of theirs…” Breezy mumbles to herself. It is another Crocodilian, a large one. And they look ready to fight. Especially with them pulling out gauntlets out of their pockets and putting them on. Yep. A fight will happen. Breezy closes their eyes for a moment, stretching their lithe body. Letting the cloak fall off. Maybe they would leave her alone seeing they are of the superior species on the planet. She keeps her eyes on the group regardless, not wanting to be cheap shotted.
He launches a right hook into one of the group. Making them recoil in pain. Their mugs and glasses dropped to the table as they stood up to protect one another. The two closest to them give the large Crocodilian a hard shove. Pushing him back and making him stumble for a moment before he charges right back in. His gauntlets making direct hits against the two. They stumble back. Yeah. Seems they are outmatched. Maybe if they surround him they might do well!
Breezy takes a sip from their drink.
The other three spread out, starting to surround him. Throwing quick jabs at him while he is distracted trying to attack the two in front of him. Specifically the one he yelled at. He manages to throw an elbow into one of the Aliens to his side. Getting a shout of pain out of them as they fall back into a table that two unknown Aliens are drinking at. Obviously they get up and start fighting.
Things are getting rowdy!
The two who had their drink ruined get the Alien up off the ground only to hit him. One of the two grappling them while the other pummels away at them. One of the friends of the one who is grabbed goes over to help them. Evening out that scruffle. They manage to pull them apart after they receive a few more hits to the gut. They aren’t doing so well...
The large one knocks one of the three down before grabbing the one he is after and picks them up above their own head. It looks like they are about to snap their spine! Though right after Breezy blinks. That Alien had been tossed. Breezy goes to grab their own drink to prevent it from spilling. Too late though as the Alien smashes into the table and shakes it enough to spill said drink. They grit their teeth. “Well boys. Looks like you made a mistake.”
“Yeah, fuck you.” One states before getting a proper look at them. The look of surprise on their face tells Breezy enough. They made a mistake. Breezy shows a bit of restraint and uses only melee attacks here. Not wanting to ruin the bar they go to at times.
She moves quickly enough they have a hard time following them. Delivering a few blows to the large gator. Making him stumble. “Gah.. I didn’t do anything to ya!” He states. His arms up in front of him to protect himself. The two of the group of five take advantage of his distraction and deliver a combo attack to him. One kicks at his thigh following with two punches to his side. His friend punching him in the lower back to the side. Having aimed for their kidney.
This gets a yell of pain out of them. Though their focus is still on Breezy. Who throws a quick jab at their arm. Pain shooting through it. They must have felt good being able to take on those five well enough! Not so much when just one being could beat them. Especially now that they are seemingly teaming up with the five.
They back up into another table. Due to their large size they tip it right over easily. Just furthering the chaos that is the bar currently. They get up and push him together. Their combined strength throws him into another table! Another group joins the fray! The table being flipped throws the glasses on the table across the floor. Spilling their contents onto other bar goers.
There are only a few people on the floor who aren’t fighting now. A harsh tail slap downwards onto the large Crocodilian keeps them down and out. Breezy wanting to work out their frustration flips around to the three with a bit of a grin.
“Come on. Not us. We had enough!”
“Should have taken it outside,” Breezy states.
Launching straight jabs at them. Due to multiple opponents they actually manage to dodge a couple of the dozen. Though the hits that do land do quite a bit of damage to them. Forcing them on the defensive. Breezy finds some glee in this. A purple haze like mist coming off of her eyes. Excess ki flowing out of them.
She dodges three of four attacks launched at her. Ducking under one kick, dodging to the side then backwards. Taking the one hit in stride. Grinning in response.
Her response to them is striking them back in a rush of blows. Someone with some good skill would notice her lack of skill. Using pure strength and speed alone to overwhelm them. Three rapid body blows to one of them makes them collapse. The other five blows being spread out on the remaining three that can stand still. Knocking out two of them. The last one being the Crocodilian. He huffs in pain and tiredness.
They clash for a few seconds before his toughness gives out from damage and he simply collapses. While there are other fights still in the bar. The ones Breezy was going to be involved in have ended. They lift the cloak off the ground and flick it back over their head and shoulders. Turning to leave.
After they turn they see another Changeling. Who raises a hand in greeting. Breezy brushes this off. Not being a fan of most other Changelings. Though as they nearly pass them. The Changeling speaks up.
“Hey. Hold up.”
“What?” Comes the snappy response from Breezy.
“You took care of them quickly.”
“Though. A tad slowly. For a Changeling.” This was said almost mockingly.
“Don’t mock me,” Breezy states. Stopping and looking at the Changeling in front of them now.
“I am not specifically doing that. I am interested in offering you something. Something you’d like.”
“First. We shall know each other a bit. Come,” The Changeling says. Walking out of the bar. Waving for them all to follow.
Breezy follows outside, not caring if another is following them or not. Breezy does not warm up too quickly to others.
“I am Polar. Let me know what you are called before we continue to… this secret way to gain more power as the greatest species in the universe.”
Gain more power? That gets the interest of Breezy. “Breezy. Of the Frostwind clan.”
“And more pow-?” Breezy attempts to ask.
“Yes. More power at a faster rate,” Polar states, cutting them off.
Polar leads them further into the slums. The patchwork streets and aging buildings passing them by before they are led into some grey rusting building that really blends in with the surrounding ones. The room that meets them isn’t anything special. A few tables with chairs. Though past another door is a metal shaft that goes straight down a few hundred meters. Which Polar just steps over the edge and lets gravity take it from there. Dropping down into the abyss. Breezy follows suit. Sliding down the wall at points to keep their speed somewhat lower to not slam down so hard when they reach the bottom.
Polar is waiting for them at the bottom. Down a hallway at the end with their arms spread out, showing off the underground stadium. “And here we are!” Breezy steps around to properly look inside. It is quite large. The floor is nearly covered in dried blood. Some spots are newer than other spots. There have been a whole lot of deaths here.
The gates close down once they have all passed through. Polar now speaks up. “You can leave after all others besides Changelings have been dealt with. Simply survive the, all.”
Breezy glances around and sees numerous Aliens. Some scrawny little ones who must be below even one hundred power-level. Some average looking ones somewhere between two hundred and four hundreds. But there are three that are definitely battle hardened. The weakest of those three look to be above one thousand. The second one a few hundreds ahead of that one. And the strongest looking one appears to be over three thousand!
But these are just estimates from Breezy. Who does not own a scanner or can even sense energy! So their estimates could be off by quite a bit. Especially if these Aliens can alter their powers at will!
“Well. This shouldn’t take too long.”
“By all means. Take your time. Savor the harm you will cause them. No one will miss them. Thieves, brigands and others like it. Don’t worry about the walls either. Reinforced with energy absorbing modules installed.” Polar pipes up.
The small weaker ones group together instead of fighting one another. From this, Breezy infers that it is more of a free for all if they manage to beat the Changelings that are battling. Though there are a number of Changelings in the stands watching. Some in their most regressed forms. While others are in higher levels. Second and even a duo of third form ones! It appears this might be a way to kill off weak bloodlines of Changelings.. Some of the more average ones would have to transform most likely to survive these odds. Breezy is glad they came here with access to their second form.
As looking at the apparently strong one makes them think they might have to transform given that they will also have to fight the many others. Most likely multiples at the same time, one group after another!
Breezy greets them with fire. Almost literally! The six ki blasts flying out of their palms. In duos, one after the other. The six spread out between various groupings. Two aimed at the weaker ones. One at the average mooks. And the last three at the strong group of three.
The first group of twelve shouted out in a combination of surprise and terror. The sudden blasts quickly making its way over to them. The difference in power making it seem for them almost instant. The two blasts already three fourths of the way to them before they even start to react. Besides for two of them who react much faster. Getting out of the way completely. Either those two had their energy suppressed or are just incredibly quick.
The first of the two blasts hits one of the Aliens in the leg. It explodes, crippling their leg immediately. The resulting shockwave and explosion emanates outwards. Before that explosion can hurt anyone else in that group the second blast hits near the feet of one other Alien. The two explosions clash against one another for a moment before coalescing into one larger explosion. Which rapidly expands, engulfing most of that group.
Said explosion burned up those that were caught in the epicenter. Having Thrown out those near the edges. Three are slammed against the wall behind them. While four others are thrown out to the sides. Their bodies left smoking from the explosion. A few of their clothes are even on fire!
Three are left in the center. Being within the explosion enough to only be knocked upwards somewhat before slamming back down. The one who took a direct hit has their leg split open. The bone itself is jutting out of the injury. It is not bleeding all that much from being mostly cauterized from the blast of plasma. They aren’t moving so Breezy assumes them to be dead. Though they are just knocked out.
After a few moments the two near that one sit up. Their clothes in tatters. Their skin torn in spots and burned. But it looks like they are just barely there enough to still contribute to the battle. Even if it is only as a shield for someone else.
The seven that were thrown out of the explosion are doing only slightly better than those three. Their clothes nearly destroyed just like the others. Convenient censoring. Their skin scorched and patchy.
The third blast gets blocked by some technique one of the eight Aliens of the middle strength uses. She put her palms out to the blast. Catching it with both and turning her arms as she draws it closer. Negating the explosion. Though once the blast disappeared her body let off bouts of steam before she dropped to one knee. Seemed like she absorbed the blast to only be damaged herself instead of herself and her comrades.
That group spreads out besides one who gets her back on her feet to continue the fight against Breezy. A few of them ignite ki around their fists. Enhancing their physical damage with their own ki.
While two grab at their own wrist with one hand. Those hands glowing blue suddenly. A sphere of ki forming. The blue aura around their hands surrounding the spheres. Charging the attack up in hopes of overcoming the power difference between them and Breezy. As she is near ten times their power!
The last three blasts of that round streams towards the last group. The two weaker ones manage to pull off a dodge against it while the strongest of those trio covers their hand in ki and smacks the blast away. Deflecting it towards the wall.
The two who got out of the way from those two very first blasts are understandably upset by this. Both of their auras flare up. One of them a pale white. The other a pink. Breezy doesn’t know it. But their power has tripled. One of the Changelings in the stands touches their scouter. Reading both of the Aliens power levels. Two hundred seventy five. And two hundred eighty. Respectable for an Alien with little training apparently. Compared to some anyways.
They both thrust their arms forward firing a solid stream of ki towards Breezy. Side by side, nearly touching. The two beams sharing the color of their auras. The two beams combine a few meters before Breezy. Becoming a pale pink beam. Electrical sparks discharge off the beam as it gets closer to Breezy. Thanks to her being distracted by others; The beam blindsides her.
Engulfing them completely, knocking them away along with the beam towards the wall. Though they see a fist break through the outside portion of the beam and hit her in the torso. Knocking her out of the beam and the air out of them! That had to be the strongest Alien there!
They grunt then growl in frustration. It is supposed to be more of a battle royale! Not a dog pile onto Breezy! They lunge at the wall and sprint on it. Getting a bit of distance between herself and the others before she shoots out two volleys of Energy dan. Eight blasts aimed at the strongest group. And the other four blasts split evenly among the remaining ones. She pushes off the wall towards the strongest one. Their fists meeting one another.
They rapidly exchange blows against the other. Dodging, parrying and blocking at a rapid pace. They are somewhat evenly matched!
“Gah! Give up and I will make it quick for you!”
“Not the first time I have heard that, worm.”
Breezy grits their teeth at that remark. That does it! They leap backwards and launch another round of Energy dan at them specifically all six blasts landing either against their body or near them against the ground.
When the smoke clears they have their arms up in a guarded stance. Having tanked the attack well enough. Though their clothes are burnt. Even their skin is to a small degree. They rush forward at Breezy like they are about to punch them before opening their hand. Their ki simply billows out, engulfing Breezy and slamming them into the wall. The attack held them in place for a few seconds before it ended.
She is done playing. With a shout her own aura becomes visible. A purple power surrounding her suddenly as she powers up to her current limit. Refilling some of her own energy in the process.
“I will skewer you.”
Someones mad! The purple glow around Breezy intensifies and wind is generated from them. Pushing back the weakest ones there.
Her horns shunt outwards nearly a foot before angling upwards. The natural armor on their torso bulged outwards as it thickens. Her muscles become denser alongside thickening. Their arms showing off the forms decent strength increase along with the other attribute power ups.
A few of the Aliens who see this attempt to stop it. Aiming their palms at her and firing off some of their own attacks. Multiple blasts head straight towards her. Smashing into her before exploding. The explosion remains for only a few seconds before being dissipated by the Changeling who continued to power up through this. Knowing that their form change would heal them somewhat. Though they still bat a few away while they transform.
Their limbs grow in length along with added girth. Her body giving off floating purple embers as the transformation completes. The embers fading after a few seconds.
The two blue spheres of ki collide with her. Knocking her off her feet followed by a group of the middlings punch at her together. Her anger rises as she is thrown upwards towards the ceiling of the stadium. Followed by being blasted by more ki attacks. Even before the smoke clears they can see two purple dots through the smoke itself. Only to have the smoke pushed away.
She doesn’t even say anything to this. At first. Before launching a double dose of Energy Dan at them all. Her hands simply being enshrouded in a purple aura. Condensing into ki spheres that she shoots at them.
Breezy shouts along with each energy blast. Glaring down at the Aliens below them. If it wasn’t for the transformation. She might have been in actual trouble!
The twelve bolts plow right to the ground before exploding. Flooding the stadium with explosive energy. No one is unfazed by this. Not even Breezy as they drop back down into the explosions. The smoke clears and only three Aliens that Breezy is fighting themselves are left standing. The strongest one of them is not looking that much more damaged than before. Though his two allies definitely look worse for wear.
The rest have collapsed in varying degrees of damage. Some absolutely mangled nearly beyond saving. While others are still struggling to get to their feet before their legs give out from under them. That was a brutal barrage of energy!
She sprints at the three remaining. Launching herself in the air at them to deliver a harsh downward kick, which would be followed with a fierce tailslam. The kick was too obvious, even with the power difference they managed to sidestep it. Though the follow up tail attack gets through. Slamming into the weakest of the threes torso. A violent cracking can be heard before the power of the attack sends them flying into the wall. They bounce off and roll a few times before slumping over.
The two left launch their own counter attack. Each going for one side of Breezy. She blocks one of the heavy punches thrown at her sides. The weaker one managed to land a blow there. It does close to minimal damage. Her focus is on the stronger one. He is the only threat to her now.
Her response to him is brutal. A combo of four jabs at his torso. Most likely three of them getting through his guard before she follows it up with a leg sweep. Kicking just above his ankle from the side. Grabbing at his head she finishes the combo with a full power knee to his sternum. Then lifting them upwards enough she can lean her head down and do as she said she would.
She stabs her horns through his torso.
The other punches at her sides and back during that. Landing two before noticing his ally get lifted and put onto her horns! The blood oozed down onto her shoulders and back.
She turns to him with the man on her horns. Then rushing him with attacks. Since he is weaker than even the one being impaled. His chances are none really. While they do block one direct blow. That arm gets knocked out of its socket. Earning a yelp of pain from the Alien. Who is about to meet their end.
Right as the Alien is about to collapse she grabs them by the head and beats it in with a fist. A crunching sound echoing throughout the stadium. Dropping them once their face is an unrecognizable mass of red meat stained bone. Bits of their brain showing through.
She slowly steps over to any of the bodies she even thinks for a moment is still living. Giving them harsh kicks to turn them over onto their back before stomping onto their face. Followed by a single blast to their torso. Most of them would have their torso ruptured by that attack.
She finally lifts the last one off her horns and drops him. His labored breathing showed his remarkable resilience.
“You did well enough.” Giving them their last half compliment before she repeatedly blasted his face with one slow round of Energy dan. Leaving no head left over.
“A good show Breezy. But a tad quick I might say. Still. You did what was asked. Here is your reward.” With that said. Breezy is tossed a sash.
She catches it and it feels cool. Yet after a minute she feels more refreshed already. While it is not healing her or restoring ki by any means. She feels like she could train longer with this item just being there. She simply waves almost idly as she leaves. Having had her fill of carnage… For a long while.