(Sangu , here it is! Open to any who wish to join. Going to keep it short and sweet with this, being on phone. Will edit this later, but wanted something to show.)
The captain of the Frostar had taken to the 'cold,' mountains South of the Northern Capital, having heard that the SSE soldiers, during the invasion downfall, fled to this area. Koldar was feeling in the need to purge this hidden threat personally, as a respectful accolade to the Earth... It was also to alleviate some stress from himself. The training with the recruit, Kazar, had been a bit difficult, withe boy being just as strong as his base form! It was most definitely difficult!
But, this had become one of those times he could 'relax,' even if it was going on a manhunt. Usually, nothing was found in these, but it didn't hurt to check. These mountains felt like the warmer day on Arcose, a memory Koldar couldn't forget. Though, the lack violet hues in the rocky exterior had been something missed, and thus bright yellow sun was a bit irritable, too!
(Just a quick note: Suppressed form, and wearing medium weights.)
He was content following his actions. However, he wasn't very happy with the way the arcosian he had helped had reacted. Oh well. Sangu had always been a lone wolf, especially being ignored by the Galactic Patrol and Z Fighters. If he couldn't offer his services to a team, then he would protect his home by himself. He felt unstoppable in this venture, as he'd yet to be defeated in battle.
The tree he sat in barely creaked under his weight as he remained suppressed, leaning back against it's trunk. He held in his hands a book, the cool wind blowing the pages slightly, biting at his bare flesh as he sat there, reading. This was an exercise in both concentration and conditioning, as he'd used the elements to train before with great results. The man's expression didn't change.
Suddenly, his emerald green eyes narrowed. He'd sensed a strange ki approaching his location...almost equal to his own from what he could tell. "So much for trying to be alone..." he looked down to see Koldar. The Arcosian seemed to be looking for someone. "...you lookin' for somethin', pal?"
Koldar paused, hearing the sound of a tree creaking and a voice following soon after! He looked in the direction of the sound, seeing it had been a human sitting on a tree growing out of crags of the mountain! The captain tapped the scouter, as he looked him over and muttered, "Not a saiyan I see..."
The scouter stopped almost immediately after activating its scanner, at a power level of 10. The captain found this really questionable, as he uttered it loudly, "And only a power level of 10? Yet, you look as though you're in the prime of your youth! Young man, you know that there's been rumors of SSE soldiers hiding out in these mountains, don't you?"
The captain floated over to the man, looking him over. The first thing he noted was the brilliant red hair and, even sitting, appeared as if he were a giant of a man. Was this guy one of those Kabochan? How on Earth could a Kabochan have such a low power level? They'd at least have a power level of 500, but have the ability to rapidly increase their strength. Maybe he was someone born here? Earthlings, from what the captain could remember, were relatively weak.
This stranger asked Koldar if he'd been looking for someone. Koldar replied, "As I've said, there have been rumors of the SSE having a few stragglers in these mountains from the invasion last Earth year. I'm seeing if the rumors are true and aiming to capture a few... What of yourself, if you don't mind my asking, stranger? I am Captain Koldar Frost, commander of the Frostar."
At first, the human didn't look directly at Koldar. He wasn't concerned in the least to be honest, until his keen senses picked up the mutter. Nimbly, moving like a cat, he stood up. The branch bent slightly as he pushed his weight downward, then he sprung off and flipped one time in the air. Landing on his feet in front of Koldar, he yawned. "No sir, not a Saiyan. I wasn't born privileged with an unending well of power." He chuckled. Saiyan lineage, to him, were handed their power from birth. He had to work for every ounce of power he had.
He honestly found it amusing as the arcosian scanned him, knowing it stopped short. He'd intended this to happen, but still, he replied. "Ahhh, that? Oh, I've just learned to suppress my power. Honestly, it's a trick to keep my enemies off of my tail what with idiots always tryin' to kill me. Being a powerful human puts a bullseye on one's back as you may imagine."
He scratched the back of his head and looked back and forth. He hadn't seen any Saiyans. Not since the one in the park, anyway. "No sir, I have not seen any Saiyans around here." He shrugged. "Well, there was that one with the white hair, but I've not seen him in forever. I just came out here for conditioning. The cold air really hardens the skin, ya know? Warriors must be ready for battle at all times." Upon the introduction, Sangu bowed at the waist before the Commander. "My name is Sangu. I'm a hum-er...no, I am a hero, of Earth. It's nice to meet you, sir."
The person cracked what he thought was a joke. However, to Koldar, that was a reality he and his men had to deal with whenever they were near saiyan space in scouting missions back for Arcose. The man then told Koldar that he'd been suppressing his power level, intended keep idiots of his tail. Despite the claim of the man being powerful, Koldar could relate. He inquired, "I think if I had that ability to hide my strength, I'd been registered as quite the dangerous threat myself. I envy you there!"
The man, who later on introduced himself as Sangu, told Koldar he'd only seen one white haired saiyan, but not in quite some time. He then elaborated that he was actually training, intending to harden the skin in the cold weather. The captain found this commendable, that such a person was striving to improve themselves! The man also told him that he was a human, though, he seemed to have a wish to be regarded as a hero. Koldar bowed his head to Sangu, replying, "It's a pleasure to meet you as well, Sangu."
Raising his head back up, the Captain then asked him, "So, you claim yourself to be a hero of the Earth, hmm? What are you deeds, if you do not mind me asking? I've some accolades myself for the Arcosian Empire... Though, after what the damned SSE did to it, they don't really matter much, unless you know of Arcosian Military.."
He was pleased with the military man's impression of him. His envious nature of the man's power had Sangu feeling quite special. It wasn't everyday that you'd meet am arcosian who was even semi humble! He smiled slightly, as he could sense the Arcosian's power. "Surely you'd be a dangerous threat, sir. I can feel your power. You seem to be on nearly equal ground as myself." His ki sense was pretty keen, keen enough to estimate the man's power. He wasn't sure whether or not the man was more powerful than him. He just knew they were close to equality.
Sangu stepped to the ledge of the mountain, looking down in quiet thought. Turning his back on an arcosian wasn't something he'd do very often, but he felt that he could truse the old general. It wasn't another pleasant suprise for the lone wolf of the human race. He inhaled sharply and commented. "I love this mountain air. So pure, so cool. Quiet up here as well. Indeed it's a good day, the sun is shining..." he tilts his head as he looks back at Koldar, noticing his discomfort. "...you don't like the sun much, do you?"
As Koldar asked him of his deeds, he sighed. "I'm afraid my deeds aren't much to speak of yet..." he shrugged, his hands out to his sides. "...I've protected a couple of towns, saved a couple of villagers, but nothing like the Z-Fighters or Galactic Patrol have done." He forced a positive smile. "But I'm ALWAYS ready to protect the world. You can tell me of your deeds, I'd love to hear of them."
"The sun of Arcose wasn't so bright, which is why my species developed these domes on our our chests, heads, and arms! It's to produce the energy and parts needed to allow us to survive in the most adverse environments, particularly vacuums like space itself. Thus, our exterior is predominantly white, as it doesn't need to absorb sunlight," Koldar answered, his hand raised to block the sun from his eyes! The man accounted for deeds that he'd been a savior of villages and towns. He felt dwarfed to the deeds of the Z-Fighters and Galactic Patrolmen. A humble man, such as this, shouldn't be feeling that way...
"The Z-Fighters... From what I've heard, they prefer to stay defensive of the Earth, and as far as I know, the Galactic Patrol, though they have a lazed group, they are headed by a man I'm allied with," Koldar replied, propping himself up on the rock next to the tree and having himself a seat! He looked up at the sky above them, as he thought about the events of his life!
"Hmm... I've many stories to tell. Many times involving defense of a planet or escorting a high profile individual. There'd been this one time we had to drive into a blockade by a Pirate named Olgara, as we were transporting a half dozen Arcosian ambassadors to Planet Namek about... When was it? 55 years ago now? Well, some time ago, we were transporting these individuals through space owned by the criminal, so naturally, they wanted to take the ambassadors, so that they could ransom them over to the AE. At the time, I was a simple sergeant, with about five soldiers under my command. At that time, I had a power level of 3 thousand 2 hundred and my men each had about 1 thousand. On our side, we had 1 royal transport cruiser, with my mates and I on one of 8 standard sized GR1MS7ER Mark II drop ships. The enemy, on the other hand, had enough firepower and ships to cover the space up up with bright orange beams of energy and tear our small little ships apart! However, we also had a battle ship named the Dresdaran, which was equipped with several dozen rail guns the size of one of those giant lizards with the giant heads and teeth that wander this planet's plains," Koldar spoke, putting his pointer and middle finger atop his head with the others curled in. It was a little niche he did, to help him remember some old stories like this he was telling!
(I'll continue the story in the next post! So you know, the GR1MS7ER wording is being pronounced as 'grimster.')
To Sanguinis, the imparting of wisdom from the older Arcosian was the greatest gift that a man could receive. Knowledge itself was so precious to the young man as his eyes locked on Koldar and he listened intently, only commenting when the man had stopped talking. "Oh wow!" He started, excitement filling his eyes. "I'd always wondered what your people had the domes for. Shivere never explained anything about how Arcosians' evolutionary traits stacked up against Humans. Now you will notice, that I myself am a seeker of knowledge and I know how to make money!" He chuckled, as humans were known to be very entrepreneurial and quick learners. "Not to mention that human spirit! We can't breathe in space, but we damned sure might try! Heh."
He watched Koldar for a moment, sitting across from him on another nearby rock. The young man pulled a backpack from his back, opening it and retrieving an apple. He bit into the apple with an audible CRUNCH and offered Koldar one. "Are you hungry, sir?" He asked, before commenting on the Z-Fighters. "They do seem caught up in the defensive alot. Sadly, I heard something really bad happened to their leader, Bing..." he shook his head. He didn't know the details, but he pushed it to the back of his mind. "I am thankful for their protection, I just wish we Earthlings would protect ourselves more. You know?"
He then went on to listen to Koldar's story, showing an amazing amount of interest for one so young. "So what happened next?" He asked, with baited breath.
"Ah, no thank you. I personally prefer something from the sea, as well as beer," Koldar replied, waving his hand to emphasize the point. Koldar waited to continue the story, letting Sangu tell from his personal experiences with another Arcosian named Shivere. Seemed this Shivere person didn't disclose information... Probably too uptight for their own good!
When he finished, and inquired more about the story, Koldar happily continued, "Aside from the main battle cruiser, we were severely outgunned! However, due to the size of the ships, we were able to maneuver through their defenses and we were able to engage in the enemy ships. The goal we were given was to create a breach in the line, so that the ship could accelerate through the gap! 3 of the GR1MS7ER ships were sent in to perform this task, with one of the ships obviously being my own! The other 5 and the battle cruiser opened fire on the enemy blockade as we went in! In the advance, we lost one of the ships, but we managed to reach one of the enemy cruisers and docked right on top of their hull! My men geared up into magnetized space suits, to allow them to breathe in the vacuum, while I went out and tore up the enemy guns around that were directed at our ship. The others got out and quickly moved from the ship, but despite my efforts, it would be destroyed in the enemy gun fire. However, enough time was given for my men and I to infiltrate the ship..."
Koldar paused a moment, take a moment to breathe, before resuming the story with great enthusiasm!
"Now, inside the enemy ship, we had to fight through several dozen soldiers as we made our way towards the inner core of the ship. In order to create the gap, we had to destroy the ship from the inside out! After trudging through the decks of the ship, we arrived at the core... Think this: A giant glass cylinder with metal plates and wires sprawled throughout the ship, and inside this cylinder, there is a blue light spinning in a circle around a bright white rock inside. This rock is a material that, I only know in my species tongue, ipabrethr xalshesth. It's a kind of material that, if you are not careful with it and damage it, it violently ruptures out energy and is capable of destroying a major city. Some worlds use this material to power their hyperdrives, to minimize travel time from planet to planet, and not to mention, provide the catalyst needed to support life. So, taking that out means you effectively make the ship useless for anyone but those who can sustain in a vacuum, such as myself. My men planted charges on it and had it set for 10 Earth minutes... Not a lot of time to move, that I can assure you! However, as fast we could, we made our way over to the cruiser's ship bay, and we quickly load onto a carriage ship, intended more for on planet transportation of soldiers. However, it's also equipped with plasma shields and blast shields, to keep the soldiers inside safe! We fly out of the ship, and 10 minutes finally passes... The ship ends up splitting in the half, explosions showing up everywhere! Escape pods were shot out of the ship, and the gap was made. We hailed the battle cruiser and made our way into the bay, before we sped through the destroyed ship and sped into hyperspace. We made it to Planet Namek and, for the efforts my men, the other crew, and I performed, we were given the Arcosian Medal of bravery, and on top of that, I was promoted to the rank of 1st Sergeant in the Arcosian Space Battalions!"
Koldar let out a relaxing breathe, a grin on his face as he looked at the clouds stretching across the mountains for a moment, before returning it to Sangu. He told him, "I've many more stories like that. However, that is what initiated me on the path to being the captain of my own ship, which even to today's standards, is still among the highest of Arcosian tech... Sangu, you said you wish to be a hero, aye? To be a protector," Koldar asked, putting a hand on Sangu's arm, "You've the same qualities that I've, so far, have seen in a man named Fritz. Perhaps it is as you say about our kind: You've got that human spirit! Figuring out how to use that human spirit for the betterment of itself is how you become a hero. Whether it's for the sake of defense of where you're from, or it's for the sake of those you care for, maintaining that spirit's power is important. I am always seeking to increase the size of my crew, for the betterment of the Arcosian Empire, even if it may be fractured right now! If you wish, I can help you carve out that path."
Last Edit: May 13, 2016 7:20:59 GMT by Koldar Frost: changed 'honor' to 'bravery'
It was a long story to hear, and whereas most youngsters didn't listen to their elders, young Sangu did. He leaned forward on his rock, chomping on the shiny red apple in his hand. The man was fascinated with the tales of battle that Koldar had told him. He sighed as he thought about why he was so fascinated, a sad look coming over his face. Sangu didn't have much of a childhood, thanks to Lord Cube. So stories of war that he'd heard were always of Cube murdering entire civilizations. He leaned back as Koldar finished his story. "Wow...so you've put your life on the line personally many times Mister Koldar. I..." he looked down. He was hesitant about telling his new friend this next story. "...when I was ten, an arcosian pirate named Cube came to Earth seeking to overtake the planet. You see, he would send his men to planets throughout the galaxy and take them over! He wanted to use Earth as his summer home! But as he came upon my tribe, the Plasmas..." he looked off the side of the mountain, holding himself together. "...he found me. Mister Koldar, I have always been a prodigy in fighting and the use of Ki. So...so...my father.. " his brows furrowed and he swallowed a lump in his throat. "...Cube made a deal with my father. In exchange for not occupying Earth, Cube took me in as his protégé. He'd train me to be a destroyer and we conquered many planets."
The young man sighed and brushed his hand over his forehead. He was actually wiping tears, but he wanted to hide them from the old warrior. He'd not appear weak. "I felt like I had no choice, because Cube said that if I didn't do as he said then he would personally kill my parents and tribe. Well..." his eyes sparked with anger. "He lied to me. My tribe was dead before I even turned sixteen and all the while I never knew! But now..."
He stood and clenched his fists dramatically. "...I will help anyone, anyway I can! I must redeem myself! I'd love your assistance Mister Koldar...if you can accept my shadowed past."
"Cube," Koldar inquired, his suggesting a knowing if the name, "I've heard many pirate names, some Arcosian themselves. This one doesn't seem unfamiliar to me. Hmm..."
Koldar pondered on this, as Sangu told him the story. A ruthless man, who had a habit if turning worlds into his play things named Cube... Why did it sound familiar?
Sangu then asked Koldar for his assistance, which spurred the captain to ask, "If you do wish to join my forces, there will training and information you will have to give me, Sangu, on your life and what you can do in my forces. Are you sure you want my assistance? In the Arcosian Empire, I am what is known as the, 'Ice Breaker,' which comes from my methods for training my men."
He wasn't proud of his past. He'd done some things back then that made right now seem like he would be an "evil person". He looked down sadly for a moment believing the Arcosian would turn his friendship away. Much to Sangu's suprise, Koldar seemingly recalled meeting Cube. Sangu smiled slightly. "Not saying you couldn't wipe the floor with him, Koldar, but Cube is not a pleasant person to meet. No manners. Not like you, you're different."
He'd complimented the old general because he'd found him to be quite pleasant. Sangu looked up at the sun as it raced across the sky toward the horizon then looked back at Koldar. "It's getting late. Not good when you have no home to go to."
As Koldar made his offer, Sangu stroked his chin in thought. He was a bit hesitant about joining the old Arcosian, mainly due to his prior experience with the Arcosians. He gave it some thought, looking down at the snow covered grass, watching it sparkle in the sunset. He then looked back up at Koldar. "I suppose it couldn't hurt to help you out on your ship, sir. But what kind of information do you need and what kind of training are you willing to show me? I've trained under many a warrior, but I believe knowledge is power."
Sangu was interested, inquiring the sort of information that Koldar was after. The memory of the mess Kazar and his cousin Zonzuki caused aboard the Frostar after Koldar permitted Kazar to bring him to the ship flashed through his mind, as he told Sangu, "History and biological profile, really, and any sort of occupations you may or may not have currently. It's to make sure a mess doesn't occur... Now, the training," Koldar iterated jovially, even bending back a bit as he did, "That's to make sure we know what you can do and how we can improve that condition! For instance, there's a recruit, who frankly is on thin ice after an... event, aboard the Frostar..."
As he was explaining this, there would be a very noticeable twitching in his left eye, as he thought about the 'event' some more. He muttered, "I didn't know someone could act so dumbly, with that strength... But anyway," Koldar stated, shaking his head to get back on track, "Basically, think to a time when you had to do the most intense training ever in your life. That then is now going to seem like a baby step to how I'll drill you into shape."
He lowered his chin and raised his fingers to it, stroking it in thought. Having left home at a very young age, not by his own choice, he hadn't really had that many jobs persay. He offered a weak smile to the old general, referring to the times with his deceased younger brother. "If it counts for anything, I was always babysitter to my brother while our parents would toil away in the forest." He shrugged his shoulders. It wasn't a paying occupation, but it was a full time job. "Other than that though, my employment history is, well..." he scratched the nape of his neck. "...warrior. I've been an unwilling pawn to a planet broker. So I'm well versed in fighting."
His biological profile? He'd always thought of himself as a mere human, but he'd acquired the ability to strengthen himself and sustain that strength not long ago. The man was a swift study, and his vocabulary would show grow intelligent. "The probability of my causing a disruption aboard your vessel is quite low. I have power, but not only that, I understand that such power is a huge responsibility. My father actually trained me in the ways of "ki" and I have a high understanding of such. I can sense it...but I have also honed my other senses to be sharp. I can fight blindly, and still strike true."
He cracked a big grin. "Any training is good training, Koldar. For what is a warrior who is not constantly trying to improve? There are no masters. Only students. You never stop learning, and as such, I am eager to learn all that you can teach me." He was always ready. He awaited more information from the older Arcosian.
Sangu retorted, stating his little brother had been a bit of a nuisance when his parents were in the forest. Koldar laughed, "Hah! I remember the days when I was asked to babysit my own grand daughter back in the day! Yet, she still wasn't as bad as these two, and she's even in my forces!"
The human then proceeded to give a comforting statement, and even stated that any sort of training was good training! Koldar nodded, as he stated, "Well alright then... Then I'm going to need some proof that you're willing to do what is necessary, in order to join my forces! As I've explained earlier, there's been rumors of saiyans about these peaks. If they turn out to be truthful, we will need to remove the threat, by any means necessary. We'll spend the entire day to search these mountains, to see if there is indeed a threat hiding about!"
He pointed to Sangu, before whisking his finger away as he asked excitedly, "What say you to that, for starters, Sangu?"
(Short post, but it's something to get things moving along!)