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    221 KB Five Nations Gaiden: Warring Clans General 7 KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 11/30/11(Wed)23:52 No.17070010  
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    Last thread we were in the midst of battle. I will skip us to a checkpoint.

    After assaulting the Uchiha unit you disperse them with the death of their captain. Jako has recovered his stamina and is now attacking more carefully, weaving in and out of battle, but mostly keeping his eyes down and guiding himself through hearing and smell.

    However, as you battle you sense a titanic chakra presence welling up almost a mile away. It lights up like a flare and suddenly a massive explosion of fire rips through a whole flank of the Senjuu army, leaving nothing but ash in its wake. The heat from the attack, though almost a hundred meters away, cooks your arms and blackens the sleeves of your robes as you cover yourself.

    (Take a free 8 damage)
    >> Anonymous 11/30/11(Wed)23:56 No.17070044
    That's highly unfortunate. How is the rest of the Senjuu army reacting to this and are the Uchiha pushing forward hard again after that?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)00:01 No.17070088
    The Uchiha are rallying backwards, gathering towards the massive chakra source, and Tobirama is leaping towards the front of the Senjuu army. Hashirama is not visible, but you can sense his presence, he's under the ground, lurking safely and waiting, presumably, for the idea moment.

    The chakra flares up again and lances towards all of you. This time, surely, will be your demise. However, Tobirama makes two quick signs and spews a massive torrent of water forward, steam filling the entire battlefield.

    You sense that not a single person was hurt, but Tobirama's chakra has dipped noticeably. He could probably do it again, maybe twice, but not any more. The chakra signature in the distance is nearly dark, they're almost empty.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)00:05 No.17070120
    If the Uchiha trying to roast the army is near empty, I guess that means we can advance again. If the Senjuu army continues the advance, we go along and smash some Uchiha in the face I guess.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)00:19 No.17070227
    Do we know Jako well enough that we could operate together under team roles? If so- could we(at the next applicable pause in combat) assign Jako to melee specialist while taking on the medic role?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)00:45 No.17070425
    You don't know Jako's capacity for combat exactly, nor do you fully trust him enough to count on him to have your back. There also isn't enough of a break to organize roles.

    The Senjuu army begins moving back to engage, but the Uchiha seem to be breaking to retreat, all of them running backwards, the large chakra signature moving as well. The day appears to be yours.

    Continue pursuit with the rest of the army?
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)00:48 No.17070447
    rolled 7, 10, 10, 5, 10, 10, 9, 2 = 63


    rolling gentle fist+rank
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)00:49 No.17070452
    I say let's sit back for now. A) Check on Jako's wounds if he sticks back here and doesn't pursue and B) Make sure there are no Uchiha trying to do anything sneaky while the the Senjuu forces chase after the retreating part.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)00:49 No.17070456

    I'm never gonna roll again...
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)00:53 No.17070484
    Yeah. let's hang back abit.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)00:59 No.17070529

    You keep on your heels and as your main force charges forward Jako stays back with you, remaining silent before he suddenly clenches his fist and strikes at a space in front of him, his hand transforming mid-swing. The spikes on his knuckles are covered in cloth, torn clothing.

    Your Byakugan sight shows the faintest shimmer of a chakra signature, you barely noticed it, but there are about five amongst you and the back portion of the army, sneaking about.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:09 No.17070584
    rolled 3, 5, 10, 7, 4, 6, 10, 10 = 55

    Knew they were up to something. Let's start smacking faces gentle fist style.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:10 No.17070594
    Wow, the dice just fucking hates us today, doesn't it?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)01:14 No.17070611
    You thrust your palm at your assailant, but today really must not be your day as he grabs your wrist and forces you to your knees, a kunai at your throat. Red eyes spin to life and you see the Uchiha man holding you with a wicked smile.

    Fortunately, he doesn't get a chance to hurt you. Jako flies out of the distance and grabs him by the head, jumping slightly as his elbow sprouts a jet-like growth which blasts chakra as he drives the man's head into the ground and crushes it into a red paste. "Are you ok, Shingen-san?" He asks and kneels to help you stand.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:15 No.17070616
    That it does... I think someone else should roll. Maybe our inept actions will cause Inari to come out of hiding to save our ass.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:20 No.17070660
    rolled 3, 3, 9, 4, 3, 5, 6, 2 = 35

    "Thanks to you. I guess the battle took more out of me than I thought."

    Let's try that again - for real this time though.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)01:30 No.17070732
    Gathering your breath and your focus this time you wait for one of the figures to get close to you, seeing them go for your wrist again you smile and this time slide a half inch away from them, shooting your arm up towards their neck and blasting through the chakra-gate there, causing them to gasp in pain and grip their neck, long enough for you to strike and deliver several extra hits, the victim hitting the ground easily.

    Jako sprouts a huge blade on his arm and slices a man in half before shooting his spiked tail into another, throwing the two of them into the third.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:32 No.17070744
    rolled 7, 6, 1, 7, 4, 7, 4, 9 = 45

    Let's see if we can take the last one alive. Knock him out if we can.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)01:37 No.17070768
    Another slight shift, this one two inches and your feet another inch as the man lunges at you with a sword. You slap the blade up and away as you smash your elbow into his forehead, sending a blast of chakra into his brain, sub-lethal, but instantly nullifying. He crumples to the ground and his invisibility fades away.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:39 No.17070775
    Let's make sure there's no one else around. Otherwise restrain the guy properly so he can't do anything funny to escape and alert whoever else is around that there might be more infiltrators.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:39 No.17070778

    Whats the current situation with the warfront?

    Does there appear to be any rhyme or reason to the cloaked Uchiha's movements?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)01:47 No.17070811

    You tie and restrain the man as you were trained, and after disarming him you scan the area. The Uchiha forces appeared to have dispersed, as have your own forces, they have gathered around Tobirama, who is still at the front of the army.

    Despite all of this you cannot see a reason for the Uchiha's attack, the stealthy Uchiha were unsupported, minimally trained, and otherwise irrelevant. Why have them attack at all?

    "Good job, sir." Jako says as he pats your shoulder, "Should we head home?"
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:50 No.17070824
    "It would be wise. We should hand in our prisoner and inform them we found them running around behind the scenes. Who knows what they were up to or if they were alone."
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:51 No.17070826
    rolled 9, 7, 10 = 26


    (Can we roll for untrained skills?)

    Rolling for tactics to try and figure out why.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)01:57 No.17070861

    Jako leads him away and though you do your best to figure it out, nothing comes to mind. Shrugging it off you report to Tobirama what came to pass and he thanks you greatly for your assistance, promising to put in a good word with your Clan Elders.

    What now?
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)01:58 No.17070866

    Go find our senjuu bro. See how he fared in the battle.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:04 No.17070894
    I can't remember... How soon did the battle start after that girl we ate with left? If it was soon after, it might also be worth seeing if she and her people got away.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:05 No.17070899

    Shes long gone. Met up with her guards and left safely.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:28 No.17070976
    What about that sword we picked up a while ago, did we examine that?
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:29 No.17070979

    Checked it for chakra signatures or traps. Was clean.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:33 No.17070997
    What type of sword was it? Can we use it in combination of our medical jutsu in case we ever need an emergency scalpel?
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:38 No.17071010
    Too big, a real pain to sterilize, and we already use chakra scalpels.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:39 No.17071013
    See how Honda fared in this battle.

    As for those Uchiha...I have a suspicion that Inari sent them our way so that we would turn out looking like a hero again, protecting the Senjuu from a sneak attack.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:49 No.17071038
    What kind of sword is it? A wakizashi? A ninjato? Or is it a bigger blade, like a katana or what?
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)02:50 No.17071044
    Wakizashi, since it was strapped to the shinobi's shin.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)03:03 No.17071076
    Anyone we know that can instruct on the use of it? We could go all Aoshi on the enemies.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)03:05 No.17071083
    No one in our clan. Probably would have to be a Senjuu. Though now doesn't seem to be a good time to be opening up new weapon skills, when we still have Diplomacy to open up, and our elemental chakra manipulation, and the senbon chakra paralysis jutsu that we still need to develop.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)03:06 No.17071086
    All in the future of course.

    I thought we maxed out chakra control?
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)03:07 No.17071091
    Chakra Control is an attribute, not a skill.
    And yeah, it's maxed for our current rank.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)03:09 No.17071097
    The senbon move was said to be a very high level move by Momoji I believe. So unless we actually get a conference with the great Senju brothers, that one probably going to be on hold.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)03:11 No.17071105
    Did OP ninja on us again?

    I wish he'll give notice when hes going off.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)03:12 No.17071111
    Do ninjas tell you when they sneak off? No because thats not the ninja way!
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)10:36 No.17072713
    There's still the matter of learning how to manipulate our elemental chakra. We haven't really done anything with that yet.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)14:05 No.17074005
    Lightning Far Fist! Lightning Gentle Steel! Punching our their chakra with LIGHTNING.

    That is gonna be so cool.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)15:30 No.17074725
    Considering that Lightning is known to have very good piercing properties, we could turn the Far Fist into a lightning spear rivaling the ninjutsu used by the Third Raikage.
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)20:20 No.17077523
    >> Anonymous 12/01/11(Thu)21:08 No.17078061
    Help Jako, it's the whole reason we came here in the first place. We're standing RIGHT in front of Tobirama, we should at the very least facilitate a meeting between the two.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/01/11(Thu)23:33 No.17079737

    You head over to where Honda is standing, a few cuts and bruises on him, but nothing too serious, as he wipes his cheek he smiles and gives you a massive bear hug, "My friend!!" The young man said as he laughs, "You survived! And you did very well, we're all very happy that you joined us!" He says and smiles, looking up at Jako who stands just a few inches taller than Honda, but is not even close to as broad, "Quite a tall friend you've got, cousin."
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)00:03 No.17080039
    "Tall, and of few words. We were hoping that we could get some help with his chakra control."
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)00:29 No.17080305
    And don't they have a solar flare like technique? That'd be great to have. Blind everyone, while we can see everything.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/02/11(Fri)01:12 No.17080660

    "Oh, chakra control isn't really our strong suit. Tobirama-samma is quite good at it, as is his brother, but I'm not sure if they'll be able to tell you too much. They're always open to be asked, I think." he said and pointed at Hashirama who was standing in a group of his Clansmen and passing out what appeared to be firm congratulations.
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)01:13 No.17080666
    Well, let's go up and ask him.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/02/11(Fri)01:14 No.17080672
    Hashirama or Tobirama? Tobirama is off talking to some of his generals.
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)01:24 No.17080731
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/02/11(Fri)01:31 No.17080784
    As you approach several shinobi get defensive but he raises his hand and gives a very small smile, "Please, come close Cousin Hyuuga. I'm Hashirama Senjuu, I am very grateful for your assistance today."
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)01:42 No.17080877
    "It was an honor to fight alongside you and your men. I was hoping to ask you a favor however. My friend, Jako who also fought with us is in need of help. He lacks control of his chakra, at times he can become frenzied and attacks both foe and friend. I was hoping lessons from you could help him control this power of his."
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)01:52 No.17080941
    "I am happy to have been of service, Lord Hashirama. I would like to ask a favor of the Senjuu Clan, if you would indulge me.
    "My comrade here, Jako, has difficulty in controlling himself in the heat of battle, becoming unable to distinguish friend from foe. It appears to be chakra related, and we were hoping that some instruction from you would give him the self-control he desires."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/02/11(Fri)02:18 No.17081097

    "While that does sound like a dire problem and a worthy cause, I simply do not have the time or the resources to spare to educate your friend. I deeply apologize. However, I am aware of a few people around these lands that can help. There is a hermit who lives in the Land of Grass who reportedly had met with the Sage of the Six Paths in his youth, there is a mercenary shinobi who kills for pleasure and coin, and lastly there is the Black Widow of the Land of Fire." he admitted with a rich deep laugh, "Though, getting her to help would be quite a feat."
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)02:30 No.17081143
    "A man who met with the legendary sage? That is tempting. And a mercenary? Well I suppose, one who works for coin would be easy to sway to become a teacher. And the black widow of the fire nation? I don't think I've heard of her."
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)02:42 No.17081211
    "Thank you for your help, Lord Senjuu."

    Black Widow? Haven't heard of her. The hermit sounds like a good choice, if we can find him.
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)07:05 No.17082529
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/02/11(Fri)10:43 No.17083403

    "I don't know much about the Black Widow, but there's a man in these many forests who spends his days hunting her down. His name is Shiromaru Tsubasa." He tells you and then clasps your hand in a brief handshake as you leave, "Good luck on your journey, and may your friend have the best of luck with his ailment as well."

    As you leave you run into Honda who explains that since he has served his Clan so recently he's free to help you out however he can, and he offers his services to you in helping your friend.
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)11:41 No.17083817
    Thank Honda for his help.

    Okay, who should we go after?
    The Black Widow seems to have a bad reputation, judging from the name, but she's also the closest.
    The hermit sounds like a dependable choice, but he's in the Land of Grass.
    And we don't have the money to pay the mercenary, though if we come across a windfall, that might be a good avenue to pursue.

    I'm voting that we track down this Shiromaru Tsubasa to find out some more about the Black Widow.
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)16:34 No.17085931
    So, I guess we're going to vote to see whether we go after the Black Widow or the hermit.
    Anything else we need to take care of with the Senjuu while we're here?

    Have the Yamanaka's developed into their own distinct family line yet? Can we ask them about how to handle crazy girls?
    >> Anonymous 12/02/11(Fri)21:13 No.17088331
    Well, we're still in the Senju camp- Might as well find out what's next on the war agenda before we run off. See if the Uchiha have any forward bases or hideouts we might intersect with on our way to speak with Shiromaru.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)00:27 No.17089798
    The Yamanaka are still part of the Senjuu. Just a small sub-family of blond shinobi.


    The Senjuu have no further plans for war, stating that this victory is enough. All of the Clan is getting ready to leave.

    As you move to leave a young man approaches you and presents a scroll, "Here, this is what I've seen of Shiromaru. He's hard to find, but he moves around in the night a great deal. Good luck trying to find him." He said and left without another word.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)00:47 No.17089930
    Inform Jako of our plans. See if he knows anything about the Widow, and lets see if we can get anything, supplies, equipment etc. etc. before we leave.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)02:03 No.17090386
    We should also do some catching up with Honda- I officially declare this "Shoot the shit" time before we go boondock saints on the land of fire.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)03:09 No.17090701
    So what's it gonna be?
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)03:21 No.17090751

    Get supplies be sure to mention the stragglers to Honda in case he needs to let someone know about them. Use the scroll to try and track down our hermit, and overall get to know our two traveling companions on the way.

    We also need to find info on any bandits or samurai that will be on our path of travel. We still have mission to do here. We should also make it a habit to self examine ourselves after any major battle. Keeping a close eye on our chkara system.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)03:25 No.17090765
    Vote to get supplies, read the scroll, and find this guy to see if the Black Widow is someone we should track down, or if we should go after the hermit.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)03:33 No.17090809
    What is the general attitude on kayakujutsu?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)03:38 No.17090835
    That it doesn't exist, sadly.

    You try to scrounge for some supplies, but there isn't much to be had. A bunch of kunai and shuriken, but they're as prevalent as grass-blades. You scoop up some and store them away as your two strong-arm comrades ready for your trip.

    The scroll reveals a specific route in the Land of Fire that is known for being patrolled by this shinobi, you could try to intercept or draw him out there.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)03:41 No.17090850
    Alright let's do it. And if it turns out the Black Widow is someone we really would rather not meet for training we can go visit that hermit in the land of grass I suppose.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)03:42 No.17090854
    Let's try intercept. We know where he's going to be; if we follow his trail, then either we'll bump into him or he'll come after us.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)03:47 No.17090879
    Not even explosive notes?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)03:49 No.17090886
    A quick double time and you are on the long commercial road where this man is known to be.


    You get looking for him, running up and down the road. A few days pass without success until finally you see a bandit group attacking some merchants. You are about to intervene when five smoke grenades go off and from within them rises a shadowy figure who sweeps over the bandits and dispatches them with ease. A blood kunai goes back into its holster as the smoke parts to reveal a very dapper looking young man.

    He is wearing a rich purple and black business suit with a match wide-brimmed hat and a purple mask over his eyes and his nose. A long cape is over his shoulders and he smiles proudly, "Worry not my meritorious merchants, Shiromaru Tsubasu is here to protect you on this road." He said and the merchants gave their thanks and began moving away. He looks around for a while and reaches into his pockets, getting ready to leave, it seems.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)03:54 No.17090912
    "Shiromaru Tsubasu was it? I have something I would like to ask of you if you have a moment."

    Pop out at a safe distance so as not to spook him and introduce ourselves if given the chance. Have the other two hang back a bit.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)03:59 No.17090933
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)04:03 No.17090955

    He turns and smiles broadly, the hand that threw the cape clutching a spiky nest of kunai as he looks at you all, "Ah, indeed, I am Shiromaru Tsubasu, but you can call me the Mallard." The man said plainly as he put away his weapons, his left hand still at his hip and clutching something. "How can I be of assistance?"
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)04:16 No.17091011
    "We heard that you may be able to tell us about someone that we may seek, depending on your recommendation.
    "Would you tell us about the Black Widow?"
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)04:18 No.17091019
    "I am investigating the black widow, rumor has it that her chakra control is masterful- such knowledge would help a comrade of mine become less a threat to himself and those around him."
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)15:08 No.17094593
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)15:14 No.17094641

    He mused, "Well, I have to admit that she is a little project of mine. Yes, she and I are playing an endless game of shogi and never taking any pieces." He said with a sly smile, "But you may be able to help me." He put away whatever it was in his left hand and extended his right hand, "You help me catch the Black Widow, and I'll help you learn anything you want."
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)15:30 No.17094767
    Well, sounds like a fair deal.

    "Very well, I accept. I am Shingen Hyuuga. My companions, Jako and Honda Senjuu. How can we help?"
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)15:34 No.17094811
    He shakes your hand and nods, "Your allies may be needed in this as well." He said and Honda steps up, "I'm happy to help Cousin Shingen however I can." Shiromaru gave a smile as he spread his arms, "Good....then take this." He said and produced a small seal that was written with incredibly complex lines. "This will protect you from the Widow's Sting for five minutes. It will only protect one of you, but you'll need it to overpower her. Once you engage her and attack, I'll drop down on her and she'll be ours." He said and placed the small square of paper on the inside of your left wrist, "Now, she is around, I have that feeling...so try to make yourself look vulnerable. I'll be watching, from the shadows." He said and dropped a smoke grenade, and as the smoke cleared he was gone.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)15:38 No.17094849
    Look at Honda, then at Jako. And the fact that each of them is at least two or three Shingens worth of mass.
    "'Vulnerable', he says. This'll be a little harder than I thought..."
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)15:55 No.17095032
    I suppose we're the bait. Well, I suppose we should set up camp or something- Make ourselves look distracted enough.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)16:07 No.17095146
    You and your comrades begin to set up a camp and light up a fire. Basically you begin to engage in all the bad habits you learned from your time in training. Light a fire and then douse it to sleep, talk all night and sleep as one, don't maintain a regular watch, take regular trips away from the fire alone.

    A few hours in Honda leaves to go wander the nearby area for a while as suddenly you hear, "Expansion Jutsu!" The sound of trees snapping as you hear thunderous noise, Honda yelling, and his body hitting the ground before a puff.

    Jako lunges into the trees and you hear the sound of many projectiles flying through the air all at once, maybe a thousand or more, and then silence.

    Your chakra senses detect nothing except the weak signature of your friends.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)16:12 No.17095180
    Activate byakugan.
    Is that seal ready to activate? Should we activate it now?

    Also, could we simultaneously create a clone while blacking out our chakra? Use the clone as bait, and blacking out our chakra so that only 1 chakra signature is here, not two.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)16:14 No.17095196
    The seal is ready, your Byakugan reveals nothing, and you can make a clone and order it to not black out its chakra, as your chakra is always considered on blackout.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)16:30 No.17095327
    Okay, I think we're good to go, but I'd like to see if anyone else has a better idea.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)16:34 No.17095368
    Ah, should have asked this before, but do we need to use the seal before we get attacked, or can we use it after we're attacked?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)16:35 No.17095377
    Depends on the nature of the attack, now doesn't it?

    If you get knocked out by it, you probably should have used it before hand. But if it's a poison, it will be neutralized by the seal.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)16:36 No.17095390
    The plan is sound enough- However, I'd like our clone to circle around to flank where we sense Jako and Honda's chakra signatures, then have ourselves approach from the front. This way we can have a three-pronged assault on the widow.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)16:37 No.17095410
    Alright, should probably use the seal now, then. If someone took out both Honda and Jako, we probably won't get a second chance.

    And have our clone go towards Honda and Jako, and Shingen will trail behind the clone.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)16:38 No.17095426
    But Jako and Honda are both down, their chakra systems weakened.

    And if we go from the front, then we'll get hit first by the Widow's attack, instead of baiting her to attack the clone so that we attack her the moment after.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)16:46 No.17095503
    You seem to be saying the same thing.

    Your clone lunges ahead first and you trail him by about three meters. As you enter the clearing you see familiar signs. Your clone is popped instantly by a steel wire whipping across its neck and killing it. Jako is slumped against a tree, his whole front-half riddled with senbon. Honda was lucky and only had three pierce his neck and two in his chest, hitting vital points.

    As you take in what happened you feel the pricks of senbon entering your legs, however, you reach down and pull them out easily, the seal's energy humming and keeping you safe.

    (Rank+Genjutsu Knowledge to spot the Widow with mundane sight)
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)16:48 No.17095518
    rolled 6, 5, 7, 1, 9, 7 = 35

    Rank 3 + Genjutsu Knowledge 3
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)19:54 No.17097321
    Just 2 successes. We aren't seeing shit, are we?
    Maybe we should activate the byakugan?
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:05 No.17098938
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)23:20 No.17099070

    You catch a flash of black hair snapping away as the Widow leaps into the brush and cover of the trees. A hailstorm of senbon fly at you, which you dodge mostly and take the rest of, though their damage is pretty much negligible due to their supposed "Widow's Sting" not affecting you.

    You sense a flash of movement behind you.

    (Roll to counter her impending attack)
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:26 No.17099121
    Oh, really? Gosh, I was wondering if our crazy little Inari was gonna be the Black Widow. Well, Ready to defend agasint thrown things.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:32 No.17099173
    rolled 76, 51, 93, 65, 26, 72, 94, 2 = 479

    Countering with Gentle Fist style
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:32 No.17099180
    rolled 10, 6, 2, 1, 7, 6, 10, 10 = 52

    Now, with one less zero in my rolls...
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)23:33 No.17099185
    rolled 10, 1, 9, 4, 6, 2, 6 = 38

    2 Successes.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)23:40 No.17099241
    2 vs my 4.

    You whirl around and thrust a palm forward, hard. You want to disable your attacker. However, she elegantly dips under your swing and drives a kunai into your stomach. What you notice, far too late, is how the loop is tied to a line of steel wire, which begins pulling on you, the kunai having sprouted spines, keeping you stuck to it, your weight lifting off the ground.

    (Take 8 damage from the stab and 2 from the pain.)

    Your feet just clear the ground as you hear three smoke grenades go off around you. Then a light grenade. A flash of motion, the sound of a tussle, and you clear your eyes to see that you're laying on your back and Shiromaru is fighting with this woman, a young woman with long dark hair and a cat-mask. She tries to stab him as well, but he hides behind his cloak, emerging with a rising knee and smacking it into her jaw. She stumbles and he cocks his arm back and smashes his elbow into the top of her head, sending her to the ground.

    Climbing atop her, pinning her with a knee, he draws his kunai and calls, "Shingen!!! Come here! It's over!"
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:46 No.17099299
    rolled 5, 7, 1, 2, 1, 3 = 19

    "Right. Over."

    head on over but a genjutsu knowledge roll with our byakugan to make sure we aren't being duped with an illusion.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:47 No.17099311
    So, if it is Inari, are we going to restrain her and then smack this guy in the head to stop him from doing anything bad?
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:49 No.17099337
    Nah this is Inari's teacher I think. Who may well share some of her eccentricities.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)23:50 No.17099346

    You walk over and he peels off the mask, or rather, he tries. "What in the jumping jackals is this? I can't get this mask off." he said and plants his feet a little more squarely before pulling, still not lifting it off. The woman shook her head and pulled out a small scroll, "I will only let Shingen-dear take off the mask." It reads. Red eyes through the mask-holes stare at you.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:51 No.17099357
    rolled 1, 8, 3, 4, 10, 4, 2, 7 = 39

    Well, the Mallard is awesome so unless it's somethign really bad I'm on his side.
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:54 No.17099393
    rolled 7, 4, 9, 5, 8, 9, 10, 6 = 58

    MAKE SHE SHE CAN NOT MOVE! Shrug, look to the Mallard with big worried eye sand...remove the mask?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/03/11(Sat)23:58 No.17099426
    rolled 4, 1, 10, 8, 10, 9 = 42

    The Mallard makes sure she's completely pinned and gives you the ok. You touch the mask and it comes off easily and cleanly. You can't control a gasp.

    The woman under the mask has red eyes, but they aren't Sharingan, in fact, other than the same beautiful dark hair and red eyes, she looks nothing like Inari. She smiles and speaks in a completely different voice, "Shingen-dear, we're coming for you. That's all you get." She says and as she finishes talking she winks, bites her tongue and opens her mouth, an explosive seal rigged on her tongue as you hear the Mallard say, "Oh, dastardly deception, time to move!" He pulls out a kunai and hurls it up onto a tree, the wire attached pulling him along as you see her entire outfit fade away and reveal a body-suit full of explosive tags as she immediately tries to grab you.

    (Rank+Taijutsu Knowledge to evade her Death Hug)
    >> Anonymous 12/03/11(Sat)23:58 No.17099433
    Ah don't be such a baby. Before removing the mask we may as well ask here why she ambushed us all the way out here. And then just remove the mask and let come what may.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:00 No.17099448
    rolled 6, 3, 6, 3, 7 = 25

    Well can't say that's completely unexpected.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:02 No.17099461
    We're coming for you... That's not a good thing to hear.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:02 No.17099468
    rolled 1, 7, 1, 5, 6 = 20


    Just...fuck. So...erm...I suggest crying in a shower.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)00:46 No.17099835

    The explosion blasts over you, but you kick away her hands and jump back. The fire and force come for you as you put your hands together, veins bulging around your eyes as you strike very accurately and quickly with minimal amounts of chakra. Your genius mind working for you as it seizes control and strikes away the tongues of flame and neutralizes the force before you land in an easy crouch. The woman is long gone, the ground devastated and Shiromaru descends down from the treelimb with a slow whistle, "Shingen, I think you and I need to have a more in depth conversation. But first, your friends need your attention."

    (Shingen Style: Thousand Flurry Technique, Stage 1, Learned.)
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:48 No.17099845
    rolled 4, 3, 3, 1, 8, 6 = 25

    Medical Knowledge check on Jako then Honda
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)00:51 No.17099875
    Thankfully the needles bear Inari's signature methods of disabling the body and chakra. You quickly remove Honda's restraints and he slowly begins to come to. Jako, however, is covered in needles. You couldn't even begin to remove them all before he bleeds out. You could attempt to heal them out, but you fear his metabolism and blood fury may trigger at the stimulus of heightened chakra presence and adrenaline.

    Care to risk it?
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:53 No.17099887
    >(Shingen Style: Thousand Flurry Technique, Stage 1, Learned.)

    So what does this do?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)00:53 No.17099895
    Hard to tell, your body/subconscious mind sort of reacted for you. You could test it when you have a free moment.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)00:54 No.17099904
    rolled 6, 6, 9, 3, 3, 2 = 29

    Warn the other two to stay out of Jako's eyesight until he comes to. We'll manage if he starts going berserk.

    Medical knowledge roll to start healing him up where we can.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)00:58 No.17099932
    You effectively and quickly heal his wounds, doing your best to keep his adrenal glands subdued as you repair his body. The relief from pain and the eventual pain of the needles being passed is hard to suppress but in a short amount of time Jako groans softly and sits up.

    "Thank you, Shingen. You saved me again." he said and rose to his full height and sniffed, "I can never beat that woman. Got close once. But this time she was waiting for us."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:03 No.17099972
    "No need for thanks, that's what comrades are for. Let's get to someplace a bit more secure so I can make sure that you and Honda's systems don't have any lingering effects. Shiromaru san do you have a place where we can talk?"

    We should also heal our own wounds and test our new technique out before we head out.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)01:07 No.17100002
    He visibly hesitates, "I....don't think so." He said and shrugged his shoulders before looking at you, "No offense, my ameliorating ally, but I don't think I can do that."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:08 No.17100020
    "I understand.
    "Now, you're wondering why she knew my name, aren't you?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:11 No.17100045
    "You mean you don't know of any towns or tea shops nearby? Alright then let's just find a place slightly less blood soaked and we'll talk there."

    Say this with a weary shrug.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)01:11 No.17100048
    "Among other things yes." He said and closed his eyes, pausing for a moment before gritting his teeth, "Alright, not much of a choice. Follow me, keep close, and keep your chakra down." he said and took off at a sprint, Honda following in big leaps and Jako loping after him.

    The four of you arrive at a huge cave where he throws a kunai into the opening, a massive series of needles, wires, and shuriken firing as he leads you into it, disarming traps which rearm as he leads you through.

    You find yourselves in a cozy tearoom where he takes off his hat, revealing his blond hair as he sits down opposite you three and offers, "Can I get you gentlemen some tea?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:15 No.17100085
    "Yes please.Thanks for the hospitality."

    And give Jako, Honda and ourselves a critical scanning to make sure everything's working the way it should be given the situation.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)01:35 No.17100265
    Everyone seems to be fine and he serves you tea without much further ado. "So, tell me, why does the Black Widow only want to talk to you?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:40 No.17100302
    "She's someone who I have a past with and I suppose you could say she has an interest in me. One that has been rather dangerous. Why exactly have you been hunting her down?"
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)01:44 No.17100336
    He smiles, "A detective never reveals his clients." The man said as he dusted off his wide brimmed hat and leaned back, "Anyway, I've been hunting her for a little over a year."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:45 No.17100343
    "An equally important question I think is how long has the black widow been around and how long have you been combating her?"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)01:47 No.17100376
    "I understand. Can you possibly tell me why she's being hunted down without revealing your client? It might help explain what she's been up to in the years since I've seen her."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)01:52 No.17100423
    "I've only heard about her for this past year. Never heard of her before. But I don't make it my business to know things in this part of the country." he said with a smile.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:01 No.17100494
    "How have you been tracking her down? I've tried in the past and haven't had much luck."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)02:07 No.17100533
    "That's just it. I can't track her." He admitted, "I just know her general roaming areas and get lucky. I have a sort of sixth sense to finding her."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:12 No.17100553
    "So we have no leads on where she really might be then. Has your past encounters gone any better with her or has she escaped you each time?"
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)02:17 No.17100588
    "She gets away." He admitted with a bit of disappointment. The young man takes off his cape and on the inside you can see a variety of tools and scrolls that he keeps there, which he begins restocking. "Shingen. This woman, she is dangerous. And she's obsessive about you. Why don't we just go all out and hunt her?" Jako explains before Honda agrees, "Yeah! I know if we spend all of our time doing so, we can get her!"
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:23 No.17100629
    "Perhaps with all four of us we'll have a chance but look at how today went. Based on what that person we caught today said, she has help coming with her after me. That can wait for now. First we help you Jako. Mallard, I know you said you'd help us if we helped you catch the Black Widow but we need you help Jako learn to control his chakra before an accident causes him to lose control of himself."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:48 No.17100749
    We will. But we need a plan, one better than hers. Our operations must be flawless in design and application if we are to have any chance of besting her.

    (How much do we want to tell Jako and Honda about Inari?)
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)02:48 No.17100751
    "Thank you, friends, but considering how today went, we may find her only to be outfought and outwitted again.
    "Jako, we first need to get your berserk combat rage under control.
    "And that defense against her senbon, we need more of that."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)05:44 No.17101790
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)11:47 No.17103519

    "I don't know very much about chakra control. I have a slightly above average knowledge of it, but I am fairly good at seal crafting. I could try to make something for him, if you were willing to help me as well." He said with a smile, "There is a certain shinobi clan who I come into opposition with, it seems. They stem from the Land of Earth. I had a scuffle with them a few weeks ago, and they took an item of mine, I want it back. I have business to attend to here, so if you and your Senjuu friend retrieve this for me, I will be most pleased."
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)13:22 No.17104062
    I'm gonna say we should do this - although mention that we need to see that Hermit that was mentioned before.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)17:46 No.17106440
    This could put us in opposition to Momoji, and I'm not too enamored with the idea.

    It looks like we need to go to the Land of Grass first, too.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)18:05 No.17106698
    We could use our connection with Momoji in order to retrieve this stolen item. I'm sure she would help us.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/04/11(Sun)19:03 No.17107413

    So we going to work for the Mallard first, or do you want to try and hunt down that sage?
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)19:03 No.17107424
    Voting to hunt down the sage.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)23:28 No.17109878
    I'd rather work for the Mallard first.
    >> Anonymous 12/04/11(Sun)23:38 No.17109971
    We seem to be at an impasse.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)05:01 No.17111932
    Any other players willing to weigh in on either side?
    Or should we flip a coin/roll 1d2 for this?
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)08:02 No.17112700
    Go for the sage
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)12:36 No.17114258
    Well, as it looks like we're going after the Sage, we should at least tell the Mallard that we're sorry but our friend needs to be able to control himself.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)12:49 No.17114356
    We can come back and work with him to capture Inari, but first we need Jako able to use his powers without killing us all.
    Considering how easily both Jako and Honda were taken out, this won't be easy.

    Besides, maybe this hermit can help us in developing a way to track Inari.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)13:38 No.17114693
    Then lets search for the sage and ask for advice regarding chakra control and how to track those that are important to us.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/05/11(Mon)15:58 No.17115848

    When you inform him of your priorities he nods his head, "As you wish. I will be here in this country still when you return. Safe travels."

    You and you comrades set off into the Land of Grass and as you arrive you realize, you have no clue where to begin looking. Though not even close to the size of the Land of Fire, the Land of Grass is still no picnic. Seemingly endless fields of chest-high grass sway and wave, fields of crops alternate with the grass, and the villagers always keep their eyes down whenever you pass, knowing by now to fear shinobi.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)16:34 No.17116197
    Should we try demanding information from some of the locals? We've got a good Intimidation roll. Or we can try out our diplomacy check. Though we should perhaps first disguise ourselves as a regular traveler, rather than a shinobi.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)17:02 No.17116466
    Whether we should try concealing the fact that we are shinobi or not would depend on what the Hyuuga and Senju clan relations are withing the Land of Grass.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/05/11(Mon)17:05 No.17116491

    The Land of Grass fears our two clans. Hyuuga has had little interaction, but the Senjuu have been sent to wage war regularly on the weak shinobi they have there. Relations aren't well.

    Your comrades hide in the grass before emerging looking different. Honda now appears bald and in flowing robes. He carries a long staff with rings at the end of it, the attire of a monk. Jako, not truly given to imagination it seems, is dressed as a gigantic farmer.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)18:42 No.17117412
    I guess we should follow suit with a Monk attire. Jako could pass off as an escort of sort.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)19:02 No.17117664
    >Actually on during a thread.

    Shit yes.

    Catching up real quick. You might be interested to know that some friends of mine and I are playing a game of this right now. It's basically the core group from the show (Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura) as would have been following your first quest.

    I could do a quick write up if you guys want, but first reading the thread.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/05/11(Mon)19:32 No.17117982
    I'm really thrilled to hear that! Tell me all about it, anon.

    You also transform into a monk, careful to make sure your eyes appear to be normal and brown. The three of you walk along for a while with no discernible direction before Jako asks, "How do you plan to find this guy?"
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)19:32 No.17117983
    >Get Excited.
    >Realize Everybody left, thread's dead.
    >Spagetti, pockets, etc.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/05/11(Mon)19:38 No.17118039
    But we're all still here.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)19:43 No.17118087
    "We ask around." And...do so. Resist facepalming because we're kinda stupid for not checking out where we should be going and hopefully this Hermit will be well known.

    Oh, cool. I wanna hear stories about Five Nations too!
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)19:46 No.17118115

    >Make Depressed Post.
    >OP magically reappears about one second before it uploads.



    Well, the way things fell out, the Fourth found out that the Uchiha might be plotting something, and the the one sub-ANBU group (Root?) sent some High Jonin level assassins to kill them. ALL OF THEM. Itachi intercepted them right after the attack started, and killed like all ten of them before they could do any real damage.

    The Fourth arrives, and discovers Itachi, surrounded by Dead ANBU, and ends up beating him within an inch of his life before finding out that it wasn't what it looked like.

    Root went rogue, relations between the various Kohona clans are strained. Uchiha are pissed because they almost got genocided, Hokage's pissed because people are going over his head to try and do bat-shit crazy things like murder everyone in what's arguable the oldest, most powerful, and most distinguished clan. Most everybody else is pissed that the a rumor of discontent was enough to fuck everything that bad.

    The Hokage pulled some strings to get the exact same three man squad, under Kakashi: Pairing his son with a promising heir to the Uchiha family, under Kakashi (who due to his unique abilities, is respected by most everybody) with Sakura acting as a sort of emotional anchor since she got along with both of them reasonably well.

    That's the back-drop to the campaign: Less of a united Kohona, Hokage's leadership looking shakey, and the three man team is potentially Kohona's last hope as some sort of metaphorical attempt at diplomacy. Should I keep going?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/05/11(Mon)20:28 No.17118615
    Hell yes you should keep going. I'm very interested.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)20:49 No.17118814


    Any reason there's a good 40min between replies?

    Naruto is a lot like he was in the main series, except he tries to act a bit more serious since he dosen't want to shame his dad. stat wise he's mostly a brawler: he uses clones to confuse, then uses hit and run sort of tactics. Like He'll make three clones, two copies try to grapple his opponent and hold them down, while the other two start kicking the shit out them to get as many hits as they can in.

    Sasuke has more or less cut himself off from his clan, both as a test to see how good he can get without his families connections and secret/forbidden techniques, and to try and get out of his brother's shadow. Has the same sort of emotionally distant stance towards most people, but it's less angst and more a cold professionalism. Emotion might cloud his judgement, so it's better not to get emotionally involved.

    Sakura is more or less copy+pasted character wise from the actual series, except she comes off as less of a desperate virgin because Sasuke's less of a dick. In one game he actually said that he would go out with her if she would shut the hell up and actually focus on the mission.

    Which led to a rather hilarious exchange between him and Kakashi during the carriage ride (makes sense in context) back home.

    "Yes Sasuke?"
    "I really have no idea how 'dating' works."
    "It just so happens I have a couple books to help on the subject..."
    "Huh, well I guess that would.... This is porn, and this one's blank."
    "The latter book contains all useful information I have concerning women. I think that alone explains the first."
    ".... wait, Jiraiya wrote these?"
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/05/11(Mon)20:52 No.17118853
    I went out to the store.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/05/11(Mon)20:58 No.17118923
    I like it, btw, an interesting take on things.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)21:04 No.17118970
    >"Huh, well I guess that would.... This is porn, and this one's blank."
    >"The latter book contains all useful information I have concerning women. I think that alone explains the first."

    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)21:21 No.17119134

    It's more or less a straight logical conclusion to how your quest went. Well, up until it got to the three of them joining a genin squad on the time-line part anyway. Some stuff was similar, like the bridge builder ark: Since Zabuza was dead, Gato hired someone else. Kakuzu's mercenary ninja organization he formed after Akatsuki collapsed. He waged a proxy war on the group until the final battle at the bridge made him realize he needed to step into the ring and end it quickly. Then Gato played his hand a bit too early, and he single handedly murdered every single mercenary under Gato's employ in just under two rounds, and then captured Gato to take him away to do horrible things for betraying him.

    Naruto, by the way, was EXTREMELY pissed that he decided that if there wasn't money in it he was just gonna leave, after nearly killing every party member, burning down half the village, and taking one of the bridge-builder's arms. Pissed to the point where it took Sasuke AND Kakashi physically restraining him to keep him from getting everyone killed.

    There were some bullshit filler missions since then, but next session's Chunin Exam territory. I have no idea where he's going with this, since everybody involved with the various conspiracies are either dead or missing, the Fourth is alive, and the tailed beasts don't, as far as we know, actually exist in this setting.

    I can't imagine it's going to be a 'normal' exam, given how it's a massive crux for every aspect of the series.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/05/11(Mon)22:04 No.17119504
    I'd use it as a good way to show how inter-village relations are. The Land of Wind should still be pretty poor and their contracts are being given outside of the Hidden Sand, so maybe they're sending people in an attempt to reinstate faith.
    >> Anonymous 12/05/11(Mon)22:37 No.17119727
    I totally derailed the thread, and then killed it.

    I vote that we don a monk disguise, just in case.

    Also, we're WAAAAY outside our stomping grounds. At this point in time, it was dangerous for Shinobi to even go as far as the next clan hold, since most clans were warring to a degree. We're looking at a potential international incident if we somehow fuck up, and the Hyuga clan? Will gladly sacrifice members of the lower branches for worse reasons.

    Caution is our watchword.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/11(Tue)04:00 No.17122264
    >> Anonymous 12/06/11(Tue)15:50 No.17126218
    Afternoon bump
    >> Anonymous 12/06/11(Tue)20:17 No.17128589
    Current plan is to ask around for the hermit under the guise of being traveling monks, right? I think that's what everyone agreed to.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/06/11(Tue)23:25 No.17130215

    You patrol with your friends for the better part of a day finding nothing. It's not until you meet a meek young man who says that he has seen the Sage gathering water and resources in a forest nearby, and that he will lead you there if you are willing to pay him.
    >> Anonymous 12/06/11(Tue)23:36 No.17130322
    Okay, well, let's pay him what we have.
    We're traveling monks, after all, he can't be expecting too much.
    Be careful of a bandit ambush, however.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)01:11 No.17131063
    If we can scan with our Bykugan while we're disguised, do that. No sense obviously walking into a trap
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)01:16 No.17131098
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/07/11(Wed)04:57 No.17132359

    You give him a quick once over, and subtly turn on your Byakugan and scan him. He's a commoner, he's never used his chakra system before in his life. You pay a small sum of money and he leads you to the base of a hill, the top of which is tipped with grass that is so tall you can see the tips of it bending, about ten or twelve feet in the air.

    "He lives in the grass and only emerges to seek food and goods." Your guide explains as he bows and scrambles away quickly.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)05:01 No.17132378

    Walk in, slow and careful, but not silent and sneaky.

    We don't want to startle a master ninja, or make him think we're trying to sneak up on him.

    Use our eyes to try and locate him, either directly or by some hint of his passage.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)05:18 No.17132459
    Second. Our chakra is blacked out by default now, as well.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)05:25 No.17132486
    >Go get something to drink
    >Talk to room-mate
    >End up playing a full game of Risk.
    >Watch American Chopper.
    >Come back.
    >Remember thread.
    >Three responses since last post.

    Does the quest always move this slow?

    Don't get me wrong, it's good, but still.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)05:48 No.17132597
    No, it used to move much faster.
    See the timestamps for Five Nations Quest when we were playing Shimaru to see what the speed was like.
    But slow isn't all bad.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)05:50 No.17132610

    It sucks when you stumble across it half-way in and realize it won't budge for the next few days.

    Any reason why it's so slow compared to the last one?
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)05:52 No.17132622
    OP getting distracted, other players getting distracted. But at least it still lives, if barely.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)06:00 No.17132662

    >OP getting distracted, other players getting distracted.

    That's what killed Cass Quest.

    At least this is still going. At the pace of turtles in molasses with a headwind sure, but mobile.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)06:03 No.17132671

    I ran that, and fuck you, I never left.

    People were jazzed for two threads, and then not one reply ever after that.

    I'd fucking love to run it today, if anybody showed an interest.

    Polite sage for unrelated.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)11:48 No.17134107
    Noon-day bump.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/07/11(Wed)15:42 No.17135826

    You slowly enter into the tall grass, scanning everything you possibly can with your Byakugan. A few minutes pass before Honda whispers, "This grass smells weird..." He says and indeed it does, it's a heady smell, and as you look around you see, to your discomfort, you cannot sense chakra through the grass, or even see past it with your Byakugan. No sign of passage other than this appears.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)15:56 No.17135939
    Examine the grass, and take a few samples, including the roots. If this is a chakra-blocking grass, we might be able to trade it to the proto-Yamanaka's for favors.

    Look for evidence of someone besides us having passed through the grass.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/07/11(Wed)16:31 No.17136186
    You cut some of the grass and put it in your pouch as you examine the floor and blades more closely.

    If someone did indeed pass through here they did so with a lot more stealth than you are capable of. Honda kneels beside you and whispers, "Someone is close....I don't know the scent. But they're trying to use the grass to mask them. To your right, one person."
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)16:45 No.17136281
    I think we should call out to the person, try to get them to show themselves.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/07/11(Wed)16:48 No.17136298
    You call out, announcing who you are.

    Honda is about to say something when all the grass parts to reveal an old man dressed in gray robes. He holds a staff with six rings hanging from the top and he smiles benevolently at you all, "You are quite the determined bunch to find me. I am Watori. It's a pleasure to meet you all. How can I help you?"
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)17:07 No.17136459
    "Sir, we have heard of a one had studied with the Sage of Six Paths, and that their control of chakra is one of the greatest in the Five Nations. Would you be that person?"

    If he answers yes, then drop our disguise, because it's only polite to do so.

    "I apologize for the disguise; it was necessary to find you. We have come to search for you, because our friend here, Jako, suffers from a condition where his chakra clouds his mind when he is angered."
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)19:48 No.17137932

    Seconding this course of action.
    >> Anonymous 12/07/11(Wed)21:05 No.17138763
    I'll agree with it.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)01:01 No.17141047

    "I see. Please, come with me, let's see what we can do for your friend." He said and lead you through the grass to a small hole in the ground which he traced a seal on, the hole seemingly unfolding as it revealed a wooden trap door which he quickly opened and hopped down into, ushering you to follow.

    Inside was a handsome little sitting room where he shifted through one of his apparently thousands of scrolls, "So, how did you hear about me?"
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)01:05 No.17141073
    "Through the great Senju brothers told me of you. Said you would be a good teacher in the ways of chakra control."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)01:15 No.17141150
    Second. No need to lie, and to do so might make him not cooperate.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)01:21 No.17141185

    "They were correct. I am well learned in the ways of chakra control." He admits as he runs his fingers through his wispy white hair. "But tell me, young man, what is a Hyuuga doing all the way out here? Surely there are those who can teach you control in your own country?"
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)01:25 No.17141217
    "Oh. Yes, well we tried the Senju brothers, but they where far to busy. And while my family could probably do it, I became side-tracked and when I heard of you, a man who met with the Sage of the Sixth paths, I couldn't pass it up. I had other choices but, they led to dead-ends."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)01:26 No.17141225
    "Unfortunately, the Senjuu could not assist me, and I was unsuccessful with my own Clan."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)01:32 No.17141262

    He nodded, "Satisfactory." The old man looked Jako up and down, "Since I don't have the pleasure of those eyes of yours, I will do what I can for him." he said and put his hands on Jako's massive pectoral muscles as he focused, a blue aura around him as Jako twitched unpleasantly before his eyes started glazing over, his pupils contracting as his chest started to heave. Just as he was about to go into his rage the old man pulled his hands away and Jako collapsed, the old man's aura having grown stronger.

    Honda looked up at him with concern, his hands going for his kanabo as he said, "What the hell was that?!" He asked, and the old man shook his head, "Nothing...nothing. Just testing the lad, that's all." Jako groaned before clambering up and standing up shakily.

    Watari continued various pokes and prods with instruments, his hands, chakra, and everything until after an hour he said, "Sorry, I can't fix him."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)01:36 No.17141292
    "That's too bad. Could it be controlled through training at all? Or do you know of someone who might be able to fix it?"
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)01:37 No.17141303
    "Unfortunate. Thank you for trying Watari-sensei."

    Give a polite bow.

    "But do you know of anyone that could? Jako deserves help, he is a great ally and I hate to see him an outcast simply because of his gifts."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)01:39 No.17141314

    "Any help would be harm." He explains cryptically before going on, "If you control his rage then he won't be able to tap into the mutation abilities he has. The two are tied together. The mutations trigger his adrenal gland to work at super speeds, mixed with chakra he gets an explosive cocktail of danger. I would find the easiest way to neutralize him and then make that your reliable method of control. Use that and he's a bloodthirsty dog on a short leash." Jako nodded, "That would be the best."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)01:51 No.17141394
    "I see. Very well, I managed to stop his beserking before with the help of my byakugan I should be able to do it again."

    All those tests, and such does that show he's proficient in medical techniques?

    "I'm sorry Watari-sensei I just hate to leave after coming so far. If I might be so bold is there anything you could teach me or my friends here? It would be an honor and a privilege to learn from you."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)01:55 No.17141427
    >If I might be so bold is there anything you could teach me or my friends here?
    Second, but I'd like to focus the request on chakra paralysis and nullification using elemental chakra delivered by senbon.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:06 No.17141528
    I do find myself in need of medical techniques with some manner of precision, I would be most grateful if you saw fit to impart your knowledge to me.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)02:07 No.17141532

    He shakes his head, "If I wanted to teach, I would have become a sensei. I helped, now if there isn't anything else pressing, I will see you to the door." The man said simply, flatly, as he rose and Honda stood up, "Hold on, look, there's something really pressing. Shingen needs help from someone who is after his life...." he said, his voice imploring the old man who sighs, "Alright Shingen, let's hear it. Who's after your life?"
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:15 No.17141602
    "Her name is Uchiha Inari. She is..obsessed with me. Throught, I admit a fault of mine own, she will go at no ends to have me. Willing to kill anyone in her way for it."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)02:21 No.17141633
    "So you have a single crazed stalker? Keep your two bodyguards around and she shouldn't be able to hurt you." he said with a dismissive wave of his hand.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:22 No.17141641
    An Uchiha. One driven by a deranged sense of love and adoration for me. She is always ten steps ahead of us, can disable and kill all but the most powerful of shinobi, and hunts us even now. I have tried to reason with her, to save her from what she has become, but her mental state is severely unstable- and my attempts to help her only push her further over the edge.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:25 No.17141657

    "Traveling in threes hasn't helped the last few dozen people she killed."

    Also, weren't we being just a LITTLE more candid than this?

    Not saying we should lie, just saying we shouldn't tell him every single detail ever.

    Also, before we leave, ask what the sage was like. Just as sort of a quiet "I have to know, but don't really want to press."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:25 No.17141662
    "She is able to use a master level paralyzing technique with senbons, I've been researching this technique but have come to no success."

    Didn't Momoji say to was sage level or something?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)02:38 No.17141786

    "Sounds like a serious problem." he noted conceding that she did indeed seem dangerous. He leaned back and thought, "Well...how about this. Have you considered trying to learn to dodge more?"
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:40 No.17141800

    Give him the flattest, blankest look possible, and slowly quirk one eyebrow.

    I want to give the absolute most 'best be trolling/are you fucking serious' look we are physically capable of giving.

    Say nothing, just stare.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:41 No.17141806

    "Unless you know a technique that allows me to dodge attacks before I knew of them, then I'm all ears."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)02:47 No.17141862

    He proceeds to pull out a bottle of sake and sip, "I thought you Hyuuga had eyes in the back of your head or something." he said with a smile, "How's this little girl getting the drop on the three of you every single time?"
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:50 No.17141884
    "I honestly have no idea. Even with my byakugan, I can't see her."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:50 No.17141891

    "No technique is flawless. I literally cannot say more than that without having my clan come to murder me for revealing too much to an outsider." Deep breath, "Besides, it's hard to defend against an attack you don't know is coming. You walk into a properly laid ambush, you can have the advantage of numbers and skill and still lose. Sadly, I often don't have those either."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)02:51 No.17141904
    "I don't know Watari-sensei, how would you sneak up on someone who has eyes in the back of their heads?"
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)02:56 No.17141939

    "Well this would be my preferred way." he said, his voice suddenly behind you as he puts his hand on your shoulder. The Watari in front of you melts away and collapses into a pile of grass. "Certain shinobi are fast enough to be able to move beyond the speed of Kekkei Genkai's eyes without training. Others can hide their chakra so well they're almost invisible. I can do that, you can do that." He said and smiled, "She probably can too. More over, it sounds like she's playing to your weaknesses."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)03:00 No.17141972
    "The hand is quicker then the eye, so this tells me I must turn my weaknesses into strengths."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)03:04 No.17141999
    Anyone else get the feeling that she might also be learning our weaknesses to try and cover them?

    Some sort of protective instinct, assuming she actually feels something for us and isn't fucking with our minds.

    "I see.... You're suggesting a better understanding of my weaknesses would be the best chance of defending...."

    Alright, to get list:

    Upping our Byakugan's ability.
    Blitz. Lot's and lots.
    Speed Familiarity.

    Be a good start down that road.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)03:05 No.17142009
    Well you know who the fastest people I see in Naruto? Lightning users. And you know who has a lightning profiency? Shingen. We where going to train it anyway, now we have a reason too.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)03:06 No.17142011
    "There is a technique I learned from the Sage. I cannot teach it to you, it is forbidden. But perhaps you can be inspired by it." He explains before closing his eyes, a golden barrier forming around him as he focuses and it expands through the walls before returning. "The bat is never surprised where he can hear himself." he explained, "Chakra echolocation. It requires an immense chakra pool, though."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)03:06 No.17142015
    "So I'm too dependent on what I can see, rather than what is actually happening."

    Yeah, we need to get faster. A lot faster.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)03:09 No.17142026

    You say that like we weren't already going to steal the Chidori from the future.

    But yeah, We need to max out blitz, speed familiarity, and sight/detection.

    People keep getting the drop on us, it's getting old.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)03:10 No.17142029
    "Thank you. I think I see now."
    We could try this with a clone, the clone being the active sensor putting out chakra waves while we receive any signals that bounce back.
    Or we simply have a field of chakra around us, that we detect anyone moving within it, like the Hidden Mist technique.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)03:16 No.17142059

    "Perhaps you could learn many things from nature. The Sage did." The man explained, "The seals we use were inspired by nature, many of the techniques he used were as well." he admitted before smiling, "You can trust your eyes as far as you are willing to gamble on them. Invest your trust and faith in multiple sources, unless you are willing to accept the loss of your life should your gamble fail."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)03:29 No.17142140
    "Thank you, Watori-dono."
    I think that's all the pointers he's going to give us.
    So now that we have things to work on, let's work on them as we head back to the Land of Fire.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)03:32 No.17142173
    Well we could always try that mercenary.

    Also anyone else thinking that the grass, is just the basic material for what the byakugan blocking bags are made of?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)04:54 No.17142511

    You head back to the Land of Fire, as you do so Honda grumbles, "Sorry cousin, I really wish that old man had been more helpful." He said and Jako spoke, "He did help. Shingen, you need to learn genjutsu to restrain me. Or else you risk having me kill you in hand to hand."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:02 No.17142527

    "He helped us a good deal more than we realize."

    Do not elaborate.

    What is something we can do to raise our powerlevel quickly? Fightin' bandits, Sparing with our friends, etc.

    We need a speed boost, and a basic Genjutsu lock for Jako BAD.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:08 No.17142547
    Hey, sorry for the noobish questions, but:

    Our guy is like Neji and Hinata, right? No pupiled magic eyes that see everywhere?

    Our current party consists of a guy from Choji(?)'s clan, and some guy who's related to the monster dude Orochimaru based his 'curse seals' on, right?

    This one's more relevant to the game, but what would happen if two people with Kekkei Genkai had kids? Would the kids get one, both, neither, a mix? Does it depend on the situation?

    And am I the only one horrified at what a cross between the Byakugan and the Sharangan would look like?
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:10 No.17142549

    This one seems perfect.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:12 No.17142555
    Well its said that the Sharingan descended from the byakugan (which has so far been seen false in the manga) but I'm betting it'd either be one or the other, not both.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:13 No.17142560

    >Our guy is like Neji and Hinata, right? No pupiled magic eyes that see everywhere?

    More or less, yeah. We're in the past sometime before the founding of the Hidden villages ATM, but yeah, same clan, same powers (More or less).

    >Our current party consists of a guy from Choji(?)'s clan, and some guy who's related to the monster dude Orochimaru based his 'curse seals' on, right?

    Pretty sure that's the case, but I'd ask the OP. I'm not an expert on the setting, or the rules.

    >This one's more relevant to the game, but what would happen if two people with Kekkei Genkai had kids? Would the kids get one, both, neither, a mix? Does it depend on the situation?

    That is a very interesting question, that I can't answer.

    >And am I the only one horrified at what a cross between the Byakugan and the Sharangan would look like?

    What, magic eyes that can see the future, in every direction ever, collapse space time, control giant monsters, detect Chakra flow, and instantly memorize every technique the wielder ever sees?

    I am absolutely terrified by what someone with those would be capable of if they mastered their use, and my inner munchkin really really wants some of that action.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:14 No.17142562
    Shouldn't gentle fist be incorporated into taijutsu, like an extension or something?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)05:15 No.17142566
    You are correct on identifying our party members. As for the Kekkei Genkai question, I have no idea, really. Sounds terrifying though.

    The thing you can do to elevate your training most rapidly is just that. Train, downtime is our strong point since we're a genius.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:18 No.17142576

    Different eye techniques i could see being one or the other, instead of some twisted hybrid, like >>17142560

    Suggested at the end of his post.

    What about two that didn't conflict though? Like that one bone guy's and the Sharangan?

    Or one of those whatever-the-fuck-you-call-those-half-demon-things-that-Naruto-is having something?

    I'm just curious because it seems to be unexplored territory for the game/rules.

    Also, I know that the demon things supposedly don't exist in this setting, I was just curious.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:22 No.17142588

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but prodigy/genius is a feat taken at creation that gives us more experience than normal right?

    Trading off a gimped character at the start for someone who's much more powerful than the average for mid-end game right?

    Also, I think the plan is to learn whatever is the quickest, easiest way to keep Jako under control, followed immediately by as many ranks in blitz as we can afford while still grabbing speed familiarity.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:24 No.17142590
    So Genjutsu Binding seems to be a Konoha technique. Tsunade, Orochimaru and Kabuto are able to use it, and it the only one that I can find that just stops the person from doing anything. No mindbreaking illusions or what ahve you. Should we go for that one?
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:27 No.17142598

    >Solar Flare
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:32 No.17142611

    Seems like the best choice, but it's being thrown around by sages.

    That's Kage level. Is the technique itself Kage level?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)05:39 No.17142635
    That is correct.

    You return safely to the land of Fire and your friends await your commands. Honda stretches and informs you, "All this running around...I'm exhausted. Can we get some beef jerky before we get to work?" he asked, his massive gut rumbling as Jako asked, "Why? Shouldn't you try to ease off the food?" Honda laughed and punched Jako's arm, "No no, trust me, it's not just cause I'm in bad shape that I'm fat."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:43 No.17142641
    "We should get something to eat. I think we should see if anyone in my family or in the village know of a genjustsu that will allow me to stop you in a rampage, but also not harm you in the process."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:46 No.17142651

    The Genjustsu Binding seems to be our best option at this point, assuming >>17142611

    Isn't correct about the power level involved.

    One technique should be pretty easy top learn, then all we gots do is rank up speed and eyes.

    We're gonna need Blitz four, minimum before this is over.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:48 No.17142662
    Plus we could use it on enemies, when Jako isn't around.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:51 No.17142671

    Or WHEN he's around. From what I can see, it causes a total shut-down temporarily. We set it up, our walking murder machine knocks 'em down while they're helpless.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:52 No.17142674
    How about we learn to use our Far-fist/Hadouken defensively to block attacks entering our field of view?
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)05:57 No.17142698

    The rotation technique already does that far more effectively. We might as well practice such a technique, just in case. Honestly, i think the speed boost is more important at this point.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:01 No.17142708
    Phew. At this rate, we're gonna need another training time-skip.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)06:03 No.17142717
    Seems like it. We've got a hundred things to do, and so little time.

    After settling up with food you and your two comrades are sitting around a fire cooking as Honda chews through bag after bag of beef jerky with a happy smile. "Oh, Shingen, would it be ok if I trained with you? My sisters are showing me up, and I'm tired of it."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:05 No.17142724

    Please don't say that.

    We're gonna end up like 10 years in the future, and everything's going to be terrible becuase we weren't there to deal with it.

    Please note what happened with the other two time-skips:

    In the original quest, we sat around for two years, allowed the bad-guys to win with almost no effort, and then had to burn down our fucking village.

    Earlier this quest: instead of trying to help Inari, we left to go live in a cave for three years, and as a result, Inari's insane, diplomatic ties ev everywhere are fucked, and we're trying to get a proper leash for a walking mountain of RAPE.

    No time-skips.

    Ever again.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:05 No.17142727
    "Of course Honda. I need to train my speed, so anything would help."

    Perhaps we should go into the Rock Lee style of training and start using weights?
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:07 No.17142731

    See what you did?

    You said time skip.

    We're gonna come back, and the only stuff that's not gonna be on fire are the ones that want us dead.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:08 No.17142732

    >Perhaps we should go into the Rock Lee style of training and start using weights?

    The only good idea since time-skip was mentioned.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:10 No.17142743
    ...I mentioned both. I was joking about the time skip thing, ya guys really need to pick better times to go train but what-have ya.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:11 No.17142748
    Oh and don't we owe Momoji a week or so for training anyway? For the dinner she paid and all that.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:14 No.17142764

    Well, that was mostly her hitting on us. Which she promptly took back upon learning our love life was already fucked up beyond all unfucking.

    Yes though, we should do something about that, training since we need to pay her back or something.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:15 No.17142765

    Let us pray he knew you were joking.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)06:21 No.17142791
    Time-skip you all say? Sounds like fun.


    Joking of course. Anyway.

    Honda nods, "Alright....well, Jako's up for it I'm sure, he always is. So...what should we start with, boss?" he asks you as he takes off his traveling gear leaving him just in a massive leather belt supporting his gut, his kanabo on his shoulders and his mohawk fluttering the wind. "I'm ready for a brawl." He says.

    (We're going to enter Downtime Training Mode. Please select how long you want to train for in increments of weeks.)
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:24 No.17142801

    2-3 tops.

    Question: Could we Gimp ourselves (ie, weighted clothing, tied limbs, chakra bandages) and get more XP like that? If so, I want to do that, as much as possible.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)06:24 No.17142803
    We will discuss that once we've discussed duration.

    But yes.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:26 No.17142812

    I'd say three weeks.

    One week spent on speed.
    Second week on techniques.
    Third Week on team-techniques.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:29 No.17142822

    Not sure we should focus so much on team, but I'm willing to go with this.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:33 No.17142834
    I was thinking we'd pull off some cool Chrono Trigger-esque Triple Tech attack.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:38 No.17142848
    Great now I'm imagining Inari as Queen Zeal and trying to summon forth a lavos monster.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:39 No.17142852

    The only problemI see is that we're going to have to do a lot of solo work concerning Inari.

    Remember how OP flat out said that if the clans knew like 10% what we did about EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM would mobilize for a man hunt?

    We should limit info and involvement, at least for the moment.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:40 No.17142853

    >about her

    Fucking typos.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)06:42 No.17142860

    3 Weeks.

    Determine your work load for each week and your training subject.

    Week 1- Speed (Normal/Hard/Breakneck)
    Week 2- (Difficulty)
    Week 3- (Difficulty)

    What you choose and how hard you want to train will determine results. If you set the difficulty to anything other than Normal you have to roll for results.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:46 No.17142875

    Let's start at break-neck, see how that goes. If that dosen't work out, we'll tone it down.

    If it does, the gamble should pay off enough to make it worth trying for the other two weeks.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:47 No.17142885

    What difficulty would we be working with at the harder settings, and what's the risk vs. reward there?

    I mean obviously, more/better, I was just wondering if we could get slightly more detailed.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)06:48 No.17142891
    Alright. Speed.

    Rank+Shinobi Movement, targeting Taijutsu.

    Now, since it's break-neck we need 5 successes.
    Do you want to hinder yourself? For each hindrance you apply, weights, chakra choking bandages, etc, you get -1 dice to your pool.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)06:50 No.17142899
    If you succeed you will gain more. I will not disclose how much more.

    Failure will result in injury, which will result in reducing your gains the next week.

    Critical success means you work at that pace through the entire session. Critical failure means that you spend those three weeks healing from injuries and stress.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:51 No.17142901

    >break-neck all three weeks.

    "Holy shit Cousin, have you even stopped to sleep?"

    "Sleep is eight hours I could be training. I don't sleep, I hold back."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:53 No.17142911

    If I remember, Crit success is when we get some successes with no 10's, and a crit fail is when we get ten's with no success.

    Could we spend grit or whatever (new to quest, not sure about all rules) to boost training results? Or is that combat only?

    What's our success/failure range again?

    Sorry, I just want to weigh the risks properly.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:54 No.17142912
    Rolling low is good right? So having more hindrances would be a good thing?
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:55 No.17142914

    fuck caution, we're doing this IRON MAN mode.

    I would roll for Breakneck, but I have no idea what to roll.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)06:55 No.17142918
    Rolling low is good.

    We have Taijutsu of 7. So we need to roll 1-7 for a success. 8-10 is failure.

    We cannot spend Grit, that's only for combat. However, Determination will come into play.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:56 No.17142921

    Having more hindrances ups the difficulty, increases the reward.

    Deliberately hindering yourself makes nothing easier, ever.

    Things would get silly quickly.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)06:56 No.17142923
    It's going to be 3+2. So 5d10. 7 or less.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:57 No.17142931

    And The number of success/failure rolls determines how hard we succeed?

    How many dice?

    And is that ratio changed at all by Hard-modeing?
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:58 No.17142933
    Well my luck is shit, so I'm sure as hell not going to roll. I've got worse luck than Tsunade.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:58 No.17142935
    rolled 6, 9, 10, 2, 4 = 31



    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)06:59 No.17142941

    I... Think that's good?

    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:01 No.17142948

    The first week you set a vigorous training regimen. You plan to spend 8 hours a day doing nothing but sprints, leaps, and jumps, all under exhaustion and limited food, blowing your chakra to the max to earn more results.

    However, it proves to be too much for you. You're forced to tone it back down and pull back, rather than risk injury. Fortunately, Honda's family medicine heals your fatigue quickly and you are able to keep a moderate pace.

    (You gain base 6 MP. Because of our genius, we actually gain 9.)
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:05 No.17142962

    What page of the pdf is the actual rules for sucess/failure on the dice?

    I can't find it.


    Does this mean we can't try for break-neck for week two? Or was that ALL of the training?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:06 No.17142971
    Uhh...don't remember off the top of my head. But it's in the massive blob at the start of the game rules section.

    You cannot try for break-neck next week, but you can do Hard.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:07 No.17142976

    Damn, same dice?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:11 No.17142985
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:11 No.17142989
    rolled 3, 2, 8, 7, 7 = 27


    Here goes nothing.

    Still can't find the dice rules by the way.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:12 No.17142994

    >dose dice

    Stay still, my beating heart.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:14 No.17143000

    Damn, so close to perfect. But still, you got Hard-level training!

    I'm going to assume speed again.

    Despite your failure last week this time you don't let up. 6 hours of absurdly hard training. You bust your ass and Jako comments on the end of the week, "I can see it. You're much faster."

    (You got 8 MP. But really got 12 because you're a Genius.)
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:18 No.17143010
    rolled 8, 2, 9, 6, 2 = 27


    Even though the law of comedic averages says that I will now fuck up so bad I'll manage to kill our character, we're break-necking.

    Or Hard, the biggest one we're allowed.

    And I think the plan is to >>17142588

    >I think the plan is to learn whatever is the quickest, easiest way to keep Jako under control, followed immediately by as many ranks in blitz as we can afford while still grabbing speed familiarity.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:20 No.17143016

    >Didn't get us killed.

    This is the first time the law of comedic averages has failed me.

    I... I'm not sure how I feel about this.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:21 No.17143022
    You know what they saw about laws


    They where meant to be broken.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:23 No.17143027

    It's not easy to learn Genjutsu, especially with no prior training. You remember what your Father mentioned all those weeks ago when you trained with him.

    By week's end you three are practicing your exercise. Jako is tied to a tree while Honda smacks him roughly in the stomach until his rage takes over. Honda then grows huge in preparation to try and stop him if you fail. When his face covers up with his spiny black armor you lock eyes with him, put your fingers together and whisper, "Genjutsu: Restrict." Your white eyes flash and his pupils dilate rapidly as he breathes out a huge breath and his armor fades away instantly, receding into his neck as he goes weak for a moment and stands. "You did it, Shingen. That's ten in a row."

    (Enjoy gaining your 6 MP, which is made 9 by virtue of your smartiness.)

    (SUMMARY: After three arduous weeks of training you have gained 30 MP to spend on various and sundry resources. Additionally, the heightened level of your performance as well as your burning drive to succeed has earned you the rank of Special Jonin, Rank 4.)

    (However, to receive these delicious bonuses you must decide upon a Nindo for Shingen Hyuuga. Lastly, you and your two comrades grow closer in your 21 days of focused training. Bond: Honda Senjuu and Jako the Berserker achieved.)
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:26 No.17143033

    Nindo, my only weakness!

    We seem to be about gaining power, supporting our alies, and trying to heal/help our friends.

    What's a nindo that would encompass our budding Megalomania AND Compassion?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:29 No.17143042
    Nindo is comprised of 1 sentence for every rank we have. So we get 1 for Genin, 1 for Chunin, and 1 for Special Jonin. For example.

    "I will one day control this world. I will never let misfortune befall those dear to me. I will shape this world for myself and those I love."
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:29 No.17143046
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    Our nindo, our ninja way? We could simply believe in the Will of Fire, love is the key to peace.

    Or going with something a bit more badass..we could go along the lines of picture.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:30 No.17143052

    Anyway. You all are gonna get a shot to discuss this and what you're spending the MP on as I go to sleep.

    Anyway, I'll be back at like....I dunno 1:30 board time.
    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:36 No.17143070

    >I will one day control this world.

    That sounds incredibly dark and suspect for a supposed hero.

    I fucking love it.

    God, now the Inari thing works on multiple levels.

    >I will never let misfortune befall those dear to me.

    Inari was his fault.

    >I will shape this world for myself and those I love.

    "Love" might be a bit strong at this point, but helping/healing Inari seems like something we have to try.

    >I will one day control this world.

    While his evil side wonders if their potential children would have the absolutely horrifying Sharangan/Byakugan hybrid mentioned here >>17142560

    Fuck yeah.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:39 No.17143078
    Well you DO have a Father who loves you and 7 siblings.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 12/08/11(Thu)07:49 No.17143112
    And we're in auto-sage. So new thread.

    >> Anonymous 12/08/11(Thu)07:51 No.17143128
    With these eyes, I see my path. With these fists I will defend. As long as their is breath in my body, I will never surrender!

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