You shoulder the rifle for one last shot. Hopefully the ninja will get sloppy. Lucky for you, he does. Following the arc onto which he launched you, the ninja comes running up the building. At that moment, you bring the scope up, let your brain merge the illuminated and magnified image with its unmagnified counterpart, and pull the trigger. It breaks cleanly and rockets back into your abused shoulder. But the effects on the other end are most extreme. The round take the ninja in the shoulder, ripping through the flak vest. The man twists about, spun by and the impact, and falls. Good enough for you.Very slowly, you manage to climb down from the building and limp outside the grounds of the town. You sit down cross legged on the ground, nursing the extreme pain in your chest. Thankfully, your spine was okay. If not, you would not have been able to get to where you are now. The question now is getting back home, to your mom and pop. The cash will have been delivered to an account which is not linked to either your person.The question now, as you hide out in a small shelter you made in the woods, is how to get back home. There was no pickup method arranged; breaking the ninja monopoly on assassination can land you in deep shit. The calling card of the family business, started by your great grandfather, is that the client does not directly meet with the sniper. A request is made, parties come to an agreement, and someone is shot sometime later. The client then reads about the hit the paper, and sends to rest of the cash to a third party who delivers it to the family.[A] Build a raft to float downstream to one of the larger towns for medical treatment. Requires a d20 to succeed because of injuries[B] Beg for a ride on the wagon trail that follows the river[C] OtherHow do you hide your rifle?[A] Bury it[B] Steal some cloth and cord to cover it[C] Carry it openly. The people who actually know what your rifle is is very limited[D] Other
> [B] Beg for a ride on the wagon trail that follows the river>[B] Steal some cloth and cord to cover it
>>44697056Here's a crude sketch of the town. Pls no bully. I'm not particularly good at this, though I'd like to eventually be a decent drawfag
Can the rifle be broken down or disassembled in any way?
>>44697389No, you need at least a wrench to remove the barrel.
>>44697056>B fool ninjas will think it's a puppet or some shit.
Going to write for B-B unless something changes in the next three minutes. My apologies for this slow tempo. It should pick up
>>44697552Then [B] or likewise I suppose. Try to find some straw or likewise to shove in the end and call it a broom/mop.
>>44697594Or you could surround it with a bunch of sticks and call it a fagot
>>44697582Seconding>>44697594Nigga no. Cloth'll work just fine. Exit hole only.
>>44697056Hey QM, wasn't here for the first thread. Recap pls?
>>44697764My bad. Here you go senpai.>>44675876
Should someone archive it before it dissapears?[B] Beg for a ride on the wagon trail that follows the river[B] Steal some cloth and cord to cover itI'll support these
>>44697961I have the html and image files. It should be good to go for suptg. I still feel like my title is a bit of a letdown and pretty bland
>>44698081meh, you get enough across to peek interest and let people know that they are playing a sniper in the world of naruto.
>>44698081Nah man, title is good.Short, sweet, and rolls on the tongue.The ladies will love it! especially if fa/tag/uys are posing as girls [/spoilers]
This seems pretty interesting, a quick question though. Are we ourselves not ninja? Just your average everyday hitman?
>>44698594yes but us being an average hitman with a gun is in itself unique in the world
The festive smells still linger as you crawl into position outside the town, waiting until darkness falls. You remember where the warehouse used by cloth merchants was in the Warehouse District. Your cat crawl past the guards is painful, since you have to use your muscles to push off the ground so as not to put weight on your cracked ribs. Sticks and rocks press into your belly, but you slip past the guards. Keeping to yourself and moving slowly, almost randomly, you circle in on your target. There is a guard outside as well as guards from other warehouses, but you manage to ambush the guard in front of the cloth warehouse and put him in a chokehold. From there, you cut off strips of your robe to bind and gag the unconscious man. As an afterthought, you take his jacket as well. The warehouse has that strange smell that large quantities of stored cloth gather after some period of time. It's not terribly difficult to find a plain bolt of undyed linen and hack off enough with your knife to wrap around the length of your rifle. Smaller strips will serve to bind the bundle.The next day, you wrap your rifle and chew on a stick to ignore your growing hunger. The walk a few miles down the road is rough, as mountainous are wont to be. It is well into the afternoon by the time you reach the road. Your throat is parched. The last thing you had to drink was dew from the leaves of plants.Just when you thought all hope was lost a coach comes and the driver reigns in the horses. The door opens and a richly dressed man, with robes of fine silk, comes out. He smells like a barber shop with whatever product he's used to slick back his hair. He smiles from beneath a bushy moustache.
>>44698772“Come on in, stranger. Where do you need a ride to? Myself, I'm heading to the provincial capital. Though this is a hush-hush sort of thing, I'm the mayor. Thank goodness those ninja were able to provide a body double.”How awkward. You are about to get a ride from the fool whom you just tried to assassinate. Certainly, the provincial capital would have the hospital to treat your wounds; however, you just have a bad feeling about hitchhiking with someone you were trying to kill.[A] Stay with him on the journey. You won't make it far with your injuries.[B] Ask to be dropped off at the next town over. Minimize your contact with this man[C] Other
>>44698795>[A] Stay with him on the journey. You won't make it far with your injuries.Seems like a chill dude
>>44698795[A] Stay with him on the journey. You won't make it far with your injuries.We have to kill him to get paid, right?
>>44698795>[A] Stay with him on the journey. You won't make it far with your injuries.
>>44698594Correct. The thing that makes you interesting is that you are a guy with a precision rifle and the skills to make use of it in a world where tweens with martial arts training and supernatural shenanigans can probably kick your ass in a stand-up fight.
>>44698832That's an interesting question. You already have part of the money up front at least.
>>44698795[A] Stay with him on the journey. You won't make it far with your injuries.>[C] Othersorry gonna have to be that guy on this, but the contract that we "fulfilled" will be seen through so we stick around long enough to see whether he was the one to arrange the hit on himself, if not we shank him in the throat
>>44698982I agree with you, but not now. We should use the opportunity to heal ourselves first. We are in a pretty bad state, and he is our way out of here, even if he is the target.
>>44698982Going to give a little time to see if anyone else is interested in your write-in option
>>44697056Heey Anon, nnoot to butt in, but if you wanted a different title you could make it Rouge Assassain Quest or something else since Ii imagine that this fella dislikes ninjas so isn't a part of the system and works eithheerr as a merc or an assassain.
>>44698982nigga dis ain't shadow run... but fuck, we never know, do it.
Just to make sure I'm not fucking up the count, here's what I have so far>[A]3>>446989823In the future, I would appreciate if all votes are replies to my story post. So, I'm going to flip a coin if no tiebreaker is forthcoming
Rolled 1 (1d2)
The mayor helps you up into the coach. Your bedraggled and dirty appearance is at odds with the fine décor inside. And it is also at odds with the scornful gaze of his wife, who is wearing a festive kimono patterned with stars. There is a son who smiles at you as you scoot in next to himHis wife reaches for the mayor's shoulder and whispers something into his ear. She doesn't seem particularly pleased with your presence. “This is my lovely wife, Lady Takahashi and my son, Toshio. What's your name?”You give him the name of your journalist persona that you used to infiltrate the town.Then, the son asks perhaps the worst thing, though this was not hard to see coming.“What's that on your back?”[A] “It's a special crossbow. I'm a hunter.”[B] “It's a ninja secret.”[C] “I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.”[D] Other
>>44699654>[A] “It's a special crossbow. I'm a hunter.”got mangled by a lucky boar that got the jump on me barely made it out
>>44699654>[C] “I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.”This one, it's a classic.
>>44699654it's a ninja secret.can make people sleep from far away. sleep for a long long time.
>>44699654>[C] “I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.”
>>44699654>[C] "I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."Say it completely serious, then smile and chuckle a bit. Then>[A] "It's a special crossbow. I'm a hunter."
>>44699654Say it's a tripod for our camera and we lost our camera. Keep to the journalist cover story.
>>44699787Do they even have cameras in Naruto?
Gong to take a quick shower and start writing once I finish. Please continue to discuss. Watching it is fun, which was my intention here
>>44699813well there was that theater in that one movie
>>44699813Yes, we see photographs on several occasions.>>44699787The sniper isn't referring to himself as a photographer. He's just using that fake name to introduce himself.
>>44699850I know. I just think it's a good cover story.
Guys.This guy is the body double.He's taking the place of the real mayor, but needed the real mayor to be dead to pull it off.He's the one who hired us.
>>44699729actually seconding this. mystizes the kid, maybe even kill him down the line, ya' never know. Anyone know if we have like, a mission rank for us? Like, are we a threat ? C Rank? B Rank?
>>44699909I betcha it's the wife, or the kid. It's not always a Klingon promotion you know?
>>44699909>implying it isn't part of some convoluted Uchiha conspiracy
>>44699948maybe it's the wife. she clearly doesn't like us, maybe it's cause we're HER assassin. she doesn't want the guilt hanging over her. >>44699929Not seconding, but also curious. Do we have a bounty on our heads?
>>44700453make sure we say it sarcastically, don't want to anger the mayor.
I don't wanna be that guy but... OP might be dead.
You look the boy square in the eye and tell him, “I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.”The boy's eyes widen in shock, but then you smile, and pat his head.“It's just a prank, bro,” you say.“And I hope it was. In light of recent events, perhaps you should be a little more careful with your words,” says the Lady.“I'm a hunter and tinkerer. This is a special crossbow, but I had an unfortunate run-in with a boar. And that's what got me into this ridiculous situation.”“My friend,” says the Mayor, “that's an interesting dialect you have. Whence do you hail?”[A] Talk about your actual hometown, it's an obscure little place that few would recognize.[B] Make it up in reference to some place you've been[C] Other
>>44701026LIES>>44701047>[B] Make it up in reference to some place you've been
>>44701047[B] Make it up in reference to some place you've beenoh you know up in the mountains in a nice little berk decided to travel and see what was out there
>>44701047>>[B] Make it up in reference to some place you've been
>>44701047>A.Make our home town the spawning pit from where we, the soon to be legendary assassin hail from. they will learn to fear it.
>>44701047still wanna know if we have a bounty on our head. but silence tells me we don't...
>>44701209hey while it's nice to be known, anonymity suits us better an unknown attacker is harder to counter. though I'd like to embellish our kit with flash bangs and other gear that'll buy us time to gtfo or make a lethal follow up.
>>44701320so many LIES man. we're a hitman, not a politician
>>44701374I can't figure out which one you are trying to say lies more.
>>44701431One lies to make themselves more well known. While the other is the opposite.
>>44701457are you admitting you're a hitman or a politician? fuck man now we're both confused, hope you're happy.
“I come from the Land of Earth. Not upstream, but many leagues Northwest. I came down here because I've always wanted to hunt in the Land of Fire, and I heard how nice your town had become.”“Well thank you.”You are thankfully left in peace and start to nod off. The days you spend with the mayors family are idyllic, as much as this sort of thing can be. You still fear that you will be discovered, but nobody seems to have caught on. The wrappings around your rifle are untouched: you make sure to be sure of this fact on a daily basis.At one of the towns, however, the Lady says quite bluntly, “There is a hospice in this town that can take care of your injuries. Of course, if you need to head to the provincial capital, I'm sure my husband would be more than happy to have you come along.”Indeed, this might be a good idea, since there are likely to be many ninja in the provincial capital, even if their hospital facilities might be better. However, the option of killing them here might let you have your cake and eat it too.[A] Get off at this town[B] Continue to the provincial capital[C] Commence the assassination[D] Other
>>44701815>[C] Commence the assassination
>>44701815[C] Commence the assassination
Let's get to work>C Commence the assassination
>>44701815>[C] Commence the assassinationwell we can't really tell if this was an inside job or not we'll have to make due with only half the pay cheque
>>44701988>>44701915fuck it changing my vote to [D] Otherand ask him somehow about the assassination covertly.
As you set up camp for the night, you go off to take care of business.“Just the loo,” you say. You grab your rifle on the way while their backs are turned. While in the trees, you top off your magazine. You can smell the campfire and feel some of its warmth. It's a shame you had to prove his wife right.It's a simple matter. You blade yourself to them. You turn on the illumination in your reticle. At this distance, you barely need to aim. Boom.Down goes your target. His wife immediately latches onto his still moving corpse. The horses start to panic.Boom.That one goes through your shoulder and snaps her spine on the way through. Lady Takahashi immediately freezes up. The driver starts running.Boom.You frown. You were aiming for his torso, not his leg. At any rate, he won't be moving quickly.Then there is the boy. [A] Shoot the boy[B] You can't shoot a kid like this[C] Other
>>44702410>[B] You can't shoot a kid like this
>>44702410Hrnn... I don't want to leave the chance for future rivals, but killin' a child in cold blood may turn off potential clients.Ah dammit, let's just hope we can turn this around.
>>44702410>[A] Shoot the boyNo fear, no pity, no remorse.
>>44702410>[A] Shoot the boyI don't like it but we have to leave no witnesses, if the ninja know our face they can put a hit out on something more substantial than a shadow and that'll limit out effectiveness or we pull some extra cold hearted shit and "adopt" the boy and raise him as our apprentice. though this is stupid
>>44702410[B] You can't shoot a kid like thisBoy might not be part of the hit. If he is, the client can take care of it through other means.best for now to ere on the side of caution.
>>44702502That's basically asking to be backstabbed. And it seems like our family life is pretty normal aside from the sniper thing, nothing silly like that
>>44702410>[A] Shoot the boyIt's cold but it's the quickest way.We couldn't make it quick for the ninja kid but at least here we can not make it hurt.
>>44702410This feels oddly familiar to shadow of mordor...>B
Who would have thought that being a cold-blooded killer would be emotionally draining>mfw
>>44702410Kill driver, leave kidHave ourselves a sasuke to fuck with
>>44702661I wouldn't know. I haven't played it
Here's my tally. Looks like B winsChoice A:>>44702593>>44702502>>44702498Choice B:>>44702449>>44702570>>44702661>>44702693
>>44702410>[C] OtherSorry kid, It's just a job. Nothing personal. >[B] You can't shoot a kid like this
>>44702950>Pssh. Nothin personal, kid
You put down the gun. The child poses no threat. He looks at you with hateful eyes as you approach with your smoking gun.The first words out of your mouth are, “I'm sorry. I'm so terribly sorry.”“I hate you!”You let the boy slam his fists into you until he grows tired and falls to his knees, sobbing.“Why?”“Someone wanted your father dead. Beyond that, I can't say.”“Why did you do it?”“I'm a professional. This sort of thing is what I do. This sort of thing is what ninja do,” you sayWhat do you do with the boy?[A] Write-in
>>44703200Woops. Dropped my trip
>>44703200leave him with enough food and supplies to make it to the nearest town and high tail it with the cart and horses to town ourselves with the plan to get healed up and on our way asap.
>>44703200"Grow strong kid, you're going to need it to survive.Stick to the roads and someone will find you."Time to leave.
>>44703200>Knock him out, take one horse, kill the other. The boy can be someone else's problem.
>>44703200If you hate me, kill me yourself someday or pay someone else to do it. Leave him some food and water and leave.
Going to call it in 5 minutes
>>44703200Point him in the direction of town and tell him that if he really hates me that he'll beat us at our own game.
“I'll be going now,” you tell the boy.You lean down and give him a hug.“Grow strong, kid. You're going to need it from here on out. Stick to the roads and someone will find you.”You pat him on the head move to calm the horses. Thankfully the coach is relatively nondescript. You climb aboard and get the horses going at a trot down the road.
That's it for tonight. I'll hang around for a while if people want to chat.
I think Thursday evening works best for me for the next run. Perhaps 6-7 PM Eastern. I will be working that afternoon, so that's why it is hard to guarantee a definite start time. And finish around 11:30 or so.
>>44703658Thanks for running OP!
>>44703658Thanks for running.Could you tell us some information on the rifle were using?
>>44703909>ScopeKahles 624i, pic related>Barrel25" Medium Palma profile, threaded for a suppressor>ActionEnfield-inspired, takes 10-round mags>StockHigh comb, laminate stock. See the classic Weatherby profile>SlingClassic M1917-style shooting sling
Just fuck my shit up. I had to reformat this so many times before 4chan accepted it as not spam.Also>Cartridge7mm, fires a 160gr bullet at ~2800 fps
>>44704278>>44704303Can we modify/get new/get more rifles. Maybe a side arm?
>>44704560Certainly. Parts wear out, especially barrels, so the family has the tools to build new rifles. His great grandfathers' was certainly not his rifle.
>>44704644I'm retarded and misspelled my trip
>>44704644What about a side arm? I feel that against ninjas we're not going to keep our distance for very long. It would be best to have at least one side arm.
>>44704767Maybe. There are just some particular backstory elements which I want to appease for such a thing to make sense in my setting.However, you could totally go full pirate with a brace of flintlock pistols
>>44704823That's perfectly fine. Captain Kenway will kill again.