"The Ace of Diamonds" pulled a canteen from his side, uncapping it, raising it to his lips, and chugging the cold, clear water. Upon finishing his drink, he wiped his mouth. For a moment he looked at Koldar. Obviously the old general saw something in him to offer to let him tag along.
He studied the older man for a moment, stroking his chin. Then he smiled and shrugged his shoulders, resolving that Koldar was right. "I'm in, sir. If they're causing a threat to this planet, then it is my duty to assist you in their..." he chuckled a bit. "...removal."
He tapped his chin and narrowed his eyes. "But...where do we look? I can sense life force, but I don't feel any nearby, outside of you and I." He closed his eyes for a moment, blocking out everything else, sharpening his Ki Sense...
"And that's the tricky question," Koldar replied, biting his thumbnail as explained, "They can be anywhere in these mountains... Most people wouldn't consider coming up here because mountains, no matter the planet, are a dangerous landscape to traverse. If they've been here for some time, then there's a chance that they've done something to mask their presence... Or they may not be here at all! Hmmm..."
Koldar wasn't too keen on the matter of sensing life forces. He had a scouter to detect that stuff, so he didn't need to worry about developing that. He looked at the Human, who seemed to have entered a meditative state to better detect. Koldar tapped his scouter, and let it perform a sweeping range of the mountains. As it scanned, there was a moment where, as it scanned the North Western section, the scouter became like a white screen on a television screen, before returning to detecting other forces.
He directed his attention to the Northwest, letting it scan that area once more. This time around, it seemed to have remained in function, only detecting things in the range of 1 to 50 power level. Koldar sighed, taking off the scouting machine from his ear as he uttered, "The scouter must be on the fritz again... Sangu, if you find anything, let me know. I've got check the hardware on this."
(Going to leave it up to you on what we find, Sang!)
Standing there, stationary, his heightened senses could smell the faintest smell. His sense of feeling could feel the slightest rise and drop in temperature. Basically, Sangu had trained to develop his senses for blind fighting so to hear footfalls in the snow, the slightest twig snap was no surprise to him. He exhaled deeply and closed his eyes, commenting. "I don't know what it says about us, but you'd have to be crazy to come up here willingly." He chuckled.
His smile faded as he caught the signature of what was undoubtedly a fighter. The power wasn't much higher than Sangu or Koldar's, but this was how he knew this wasn't a normal signature. He spoke to Koldar. "You're scanning the right direction, Captain Frost. Your hardware should be able to pick up..." he counted. "...one? No...two signatures. But...they don't feel like Saiyans."
He raised a finger toward the Northwest, and the two nodded in agreement. Koldar and Sangu would trail around the mountain, the path leading around the corner. There, they saw two large warriors on foot, wearing armor...Saiyan armor. But...they didn't have tails and they were much taller than Saiyans. Their foreheads were quite prominent. He whispered to Koldar. "There's your culprits. I don't know that they are Saiyans though...what do you think?"
(I'll let you decide what the Kabochans have come for
Koldar had started to pull apart the scouter carefully, to try and not damage the machine. He'd been muttering about how the scouter would always trick him into thinking something was about. However, with Sangu's detection, the captain halted his little fix up and put the machine back together quickly, as he asked, "Really? You can even detect what race they- Impressive!"
The captain followed the redhead through a mountain trail, and in a matter minutes, found the people. Kabochans... No matter the age, they were always in the SSE's forces! Koldar whispered, "They're not. They're Kabochans, a popular race of warriors that partake in many wars with the SSE. Hell, some of them were commanders and brigands for the Saiyans... Remember that pirate I told you about? Bastard was one of their people."
Koldar laid down on the ground, as he peeked down at the soldiers, trying to get a good look at the armor. It mainly contained blue coloring, with several different hues. No insignia was visible, however. Koldar moved away from the edge, as he muttered, "Can't see any insignias on their armor... Lets see here."
He tapped his scouter and started scanning their respective power level. One had a strength of 17 thousand, while the other had a strength of 22 thousand. Koldar told Sangu, "Well, we've gotten this far. However, if I end up showing my face, any sort of information we can get, if they are indeed working for the SSE, will be eradicated on the spot... However, if YOU were to go in, you could find out what the deal is!"
Koldar tapped his scouter and turned the dial a few times, before it was tuned into a visual recorder! He took the scouter off his ear and handed it to Sangu, stating, "Take this, go over there, and record what you find. I need you to make up a believable cover story and get whatever you can out of them, but don't do anything that'll spark them to attack you. If they're SSE and they've been building a base, I need that information to report back to the Earth's other defenses. Understood, Sang?"
Sangu had fought many people in his travels, and he'd ventured to guess what the intruders were. Of course he couldn't pinpoint their race with his kI sense, but he knew one thing. He looked at Koldar. "Not to disappoint you, Koldar, but that's not exactly the case. I just know what it feels like to face a warrior with Saiyan blood, having faced off against Etoru in the arena. Saiyan power is a bit more prevalent than most species."
He stroked his clean shaven chin, watching the two Kabochans as they conversed. "Pirate? Hrm...sounds quite bad, actually. One has to wonder what they want here on Earth. Normally, the only time any kind of pirates come here is to terrorize my people and..." he growled. "...I'll not have that. Not on my home turf."
Dropped down to a knee next to Koldar, he nodded his head. Taking the scouter and suppressing his ki, he slowly floated up to a branch out of the sight of the two warriors. He squatted down, placing the scouter over his eye. Pressing a button, he saw the word "RECORD" appear before his left eye.
The camera caught the following conversation.
"So...this is Earth? Pft...I'm unimpressed. Highest power level I scanned was around five." Said the first Kabochan, a tall drink of water with a bald head.
The second looked at him, a shorter but stout warrior with red, bushy hair. "Seems almost a waste of time, don't you think Pumpka? Why would the boss even wish to conquer such a weak planet?"
Sangu could feel his anger boiling as the plot revealed itself, his ki slowly rising...directly attached to his emotions. Koldar would see the air around the human distort, even as he tried to contain his anger.
Sangu explained that it wasn't exactly sensing the species. Rather, he'd come to recognize more higher power levels as saiyan... An oversight that could, perhaps, get him hurt one day. He took Koldar's scouter, as he growled about not having any pirates terrorize his home. This was a good will for Sangu to have! Captain Koldar looked over the rocks and did his best to keep quiet.
"Alright, Sangu. Let's see what you can do," Koldar thought. Sangu approached closely, managing to stay away from the two Kabochans. Koldar wasn't nearly close enough to hear them. Yet, something was happening.
The air around Sang was becoming hazy. Either there was some random updraft of heat, or something was happening to Sangu. Without the ability to sense energy, Koldar wouldn't be able tell he was getting angry.
"Hmm? What's going on to him?"
Koldar couldn't tell what was going on! Although, the others seemed to be reacting to it. Koldar brought his head back, holding his breath! Did they see anything?
(Sangu, sorry on the wait! The last few days had gotten active for me. As I said, I'm leaving this up to you on what goes on.)
Sangu's biggest trait was his comprehension of Ki, and the inner workings of his body. Needless to say, he wasn't your average warrior, and though he was known to fight like a savage beast he was smarter than people knew. If he did get hurt, he knew the risk and was willing to take it.
Sangu watched the two Kabochans, his eyes narrowed in anger. They were discussing a hostile takeover of Earth, and this fact had made Sangu furious. But this was an "interview" of sorts, so he wouldn't just run in without concern for either of their safety.
Sangu shook his head and jumped into the air, slowly levitating to stand next to Koldar. He'd kneeled down next to the general and explained the situation. "They're discussing the destruction of this planet, I believe. Not good. Not good at all, sir. Now I say...we kick their ass. I say we send a message back to their leader. What say you, Koldar?"
Wait...he stopped his hot headedness for a moment, having heard a commotion near the Kabochan's ship, likely the same thing Koldar had sensed going on. He moved out to the side a bit quietly, and noticed three Earthlings standing there, all dressed in the dogi of an unknown master. They were all bruised and beaten down, but looked as if they could eat ten penny nails and deficate entire houses.
There HAD been fighting already, and there would be more! The humans charged in, outmatched by the Kabochans but fighting for their freedom!
Sangu had made his way back safely, and knelt out of sight of the 2, as he relayed the information to Koldar. He told the Captain that they were apparently talking about the destruction of the planet, and suggested the two attacked them. Koldar, however, felt that there may have been more than what was being let on to.
"I'm not so sure that's the case," Koldar replied, biting his thumb as he whispered and observed the two, "They already, or at the very least, should know there are supremely strong warriors on this planet. Something i-"
There was a ruckus being made across the way. 3 humans had taken to charging in, and from the looks of it, they were battling for some time! Given that there was some sort of interference, the Captain couldn't have anticipated this development... Yet, there was an opportunity there! He looked to Sangu and told him, "We've got ourselves a distraction... Though you may not like it, we're going to sneak in there while they're fighting those soldiers. We don't know their battle, but if they're attacking it, us getting in there and investigating what's going on is appropriate. If you feel the need to support them immediately, don't. They look like they can handle another 30 Earth minutes of this. We've got an update on this... Lets go!"
Koldar rose from his lying position, and put a finger over his lips, telling him to be silent. With spectacular strength, launched himself into the air and made his way over to the near by mountain! He slowed his descent, and landed as soft as he could on a higher plateau, above where the fighting was. He hugged the wall and shimmied along it. There was an upper level where soldiers seemed to have been coming out of. He held up his hand, expecting Sangu to be behind him, to tell him to wait. They had to manage their patience!
(Sangu, you're up! Sorry about the wait. Had to think of how to respond to this one..!)
Patience wasn't always one of Sanguinis' strong points, and he'd be the first to admit it. But in this case, the elder Arcosian was not only a new ally but a welcome source of knowledge for the young, burgeoning warrior. He grinned at Koldar and whispered. "Understood, General. We'll sneak behind them and get onto the ship. When we get in, will you access the computers or will I?"
He would follow orders without question, unless it was to get more information on the situation. He frowned slightly and muttered. "Because I don't know much about computers and technology. Only been trained in fighting and ...well, I'm a soldier."
With that statement, our heroes would sneak past as ki blasts illuminated the air. Sangu would provide cover if needed if they ran behind a tree, then motion Koldar forward toward the ship. The humans and Kabochans fought fiercely, and Sangu ran toward the ramp, taking point.
(Bah, considering I've been delayed a few times myself, that's quite alright!)
"... Go, now," Koldar whispered loudly, as he rushed around the corner first the door was closing on them, but the Captain managed to get in the way of it, keeping it pried open for the Human to move in swiftly! It was strange that they'd put their ship so obvious in this mountain, but Koldar would have to find that out later. Sangu took point as he ran up the ramp.
Koldar released his grip and let the ramp close, his tail almost getting caught in between the metal! A lot of noise from the machines on board and shipmates could be heard. Whoever those men were outside, they seemed to have really riled up these crewmen! Whatever their business, it wasn't Koldar's concern.
"Alright," Koldar whispered to Sangu, "First thing we've got to do, we have to head to a near by module that has some records on their travels. Even pirates keep records... At least, the successful ones. This captain, whomever they are, has some big balls to be trying to take over the Earth. That or they're the stupidest beings in existence. Either way, they should have information we can find out. From there, we take down whatever's causing the energy detecting interference. We do that, those guys outside might have a better chance. We'll use the wires above us to track them. Generally, the more wires there are, the more energy is being directed to or from that area."
Koldar pointed at the exposed mass of wiring in the corner of the ceilings. He patted Sangu's shoulder, as he told him, "I'll cover your back. Take front and show me what you can do."