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This is Boruto Quest, a quest set in the universe of Naruto. It is during the generation of Naruto's son after everyone has graduated from their Genin exam. I haven't kept up with the series beyond the end of the original one, so this one is intended to recapture the feel of that time of Naruto. I will not be incorporating the main show or the Boruto movie's plot into the quest, although some recognizable characters will be present. You play as a 12 year old Chunin named Takeshi. You have been assigned a Jounin squad leader named Hanto, and your two squadmates are Kichiro, a young delinquent, and Ai, a strange social outcast of a girl. You are of average skill in most aspects, although your sharp intelligence, and your jack of all trades skill set have brought you far. You're a Chunin of notable talent for your age. You're speaking with Naruto at the moment.

http://pastebin.com/PwtL2VrH
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So excited we got to learn about owls
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>>1200036
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEWF2xh5E8s

"I'd like to go on a mission with Shikadai, if I could."

Naruto looks down at some papers, and mumbles to himself for a few seconds before responding. "Oh! Yeah, right, yeah that sounds great. I think for his first mission as a Chunin, Shikadai would like to go with you anyways. You two are a serious tactical duo in terms of support. After meeting with the Mist, I determined that there was some hotspot areas that they were going to need help with."

He keeps looking down at the papers, his eyes shifting from one to the next. All around you, the clones keep working.

"Just how bad is it over there, Lord Hokage?"

He swallows, and sets his work down. The Hokage looks up and wonders. "Takeshi..All my life, the problems I faced seemed so clear cut compared to this. Most, anyways. I remember when I was little, on my first big mission when I visited the Mist. Then, the people were as poor as they are now. After all the fighting, after all the death and the.."

A tear breaks down his face, but he wipes it off right away. Around him, the clones keep their composure and never stop. "I gotta wonder. Are the friends I made then, even still alive? These cultists, they seem like they've cut all ties, all their bonds, for the sake of something so petty and impersonal. The rebels who fight against the Mist, if they had been misled before, now they believe in their cause completely. I know the Mizukage. He doesn't want to kill his own damn people!! He knows better than anyone what a bloody history we've made to get to this point! If I didn't have all this work, if I wasn't needed here, I'd be there!"

Naruto looks up at you, the paperwork in his hands crumpled from the fists he's made. "How?! How can people be losing faith so quickly?? I won't say that I didn't think the world was done with war, but..people are killing each other over nothing but greed. This Shozuku..I know he's a boy from our village. I knew his real parents when they were alive!! They loved this country, and the people in it! If we could just show him, show him there's a home for him, then maybe he'd give all this up. Heh-I don't mean to put all of this on you, suddenly, but you're more involved with it than almost any Chunin. More than anyone from your generation, you've fought these people time and time again. Why do you think he fights? Pits people against each other? Steals people from their families, their homes!?"

>Write-in
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The voting window for this post will be extended to 20 minutes considering it's write-in only.
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>>1200042
"His mind, I don't think we can understand how it works anymore. He's gone too far, seen to much.

He sees people as things to overcome, he wants power for power's sake. I don't think he battles for any real reason then for the bloodshed itself. I don't know what could have happened to him, but he has the eyes of a predator now.

Maybe he can be changed, maybe not. Either way, we need to stop him before worrying about that."
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>>1200042
I think, I think He's broken Naruto. Sometimes a person is so.... warped that they become monstrous. Look at Orochimaru and his desire to be "great" and an immortal *at this point Takeshi suppresses a shudder* despite being a Sannin already. Or Danzo, who despite being contemporaries with the Many great ninja, was only and ever concerned with increasing his own power and shaping the leaf how he desired. He doomed a clan because of spite for their bloodline. There is some desire that twisted him to this, to make him think this is the only way. I mean, if he's anything like his sister, it wouldn't take much, even though I consider Ai is a friend, she's always been awkward and bad with people. I do not know what is driving him, but he's not like the other Jashinists. He's driven, they are lazy. He works to perfect his skills, they let theirs immortality be a crutch. I do not know why he fights, but I do know why he turns people against each other. For his cultists? Its a test, both of loyalty to him or their dreams and fears over their family. For everyone else? It's how he spreads, the more blood and strife their is, the more people will look for vengeance and easy ways to attain it. A world united would destroy him, a world divided gives him a thousand ways to work.

And to repost someone else
I also just want to add my psycho-analysis of anti-christ.

He wants everyone to have the power to stay alive in the face of all of the nukes that are walking around. He wasn't born to have his own nukes, but he did it his own way, and now he wants to share that way with as many people as will listen.

He also has a huge inferiority complex, which is why he's so intent on facing people one on one. He cares more about proving that he can hang with the strongest than anything else. And because he also spreads a philosophy, he also wants that philosophy to be proven right, too. He is still a scared little child who acts like he wants to be brave, but really just wants someone else to be strong for him. Ai is our best chance if we can get her to be a protective older sister.

We also need to tell Naruto about how Mitsuki needs to stay with Sarada for now, because Oro won't touch her while she is around him.
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>>1200042
Some people are just broken inside sir. They were born to hate, and fight only for the sake of winning. Not everyone is a victim of circumstance, and after fighting against him I know that even if everything went his way, he'd be no more vile than he is now. He's a sickness that wishes to destroy everything we stand for, just because he can. He's a disease that uses peoples desire for change to corrupt the trust we have in the ways of peace. He's a cancer sir, and I plan to do everything I can to cut him out. Things may fall apart but as long as the will of fire burns in the heart of its people, we will push forward and grow ever brighter for it.
I know based on analysis from the other thread this isn't complete true, but from Takeshi's perspective Shozuku is just a monster with a lust for battle, and the leader of a philosophy that only exists to destroy the order his fellow ninjas fought for there whole lives.
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>>1200042
>I think he's like me, he picked his course and never looked back. His resolve is unbreakable and he's never considered changing it. The difference is that he wants to get stronger to make the world what he wants, something violent and chaotic.
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>>1200148
this
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>>1200148
this
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>>1200036
"From what I can see he is simply a monster with simple motivations. Thats what I gathered from fighting him, however I would need more information to come to a complete understanding of his psyche.

Unequivocally, the important thing for the moment is stopping him by any means neccisary.

Thats my take on it"

Takeshi the pragmatist.
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>>1200042
If we're talking about the leader, I believe he has an inferiority complex, which is why he's so intent on facing people one on one. He cares more about proving that he can hang with the strongest than anything else, and because he also spreads a philosophy, he also wants that philosophy to be proven right, too. He is still a scared little child who acts like he wants to be brave, but really just wants someone else to be strong for him. If we're talking about the people... Well there's your answer. They're people. People tend to need to learn thought experience, and no matter what a previous generation has gone through, everyone can't impart their own experiences perfectly. People react to the world around them, not stories of how it used to be most of the time. You've seen some horrible things I'm sure, but you aren't everyone. People are inherently violent but... they're inherently kind as well. They just need something to kick them in gear. A lot of the time that's how wars start and end. This probably could've all been prevented, but the thing is it wouldn't have. People try to learn from the past, but they can't account for everything, but at the same time there has to be a solution or everything falls apart. So they make quick solutions that work for now, but screw over others later. Than they eventually fix those, but new problems warise and the cycle starts again. I'm fairly certain that's the why. How to fix it... I don't know.
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>>1200119
>>1200131
>>1200143
>>1200148
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>>1200172
"I really get the feeling he's just sort of broken. He got put through and saw so much, that he'd never be the same again if he just tried to live a normal life. He might just be scared of getting hurt, so he's not only shutting himself out from the world, he's intending to destroy everything and everyone in it. Whenever I've fought him, he's made a point of cutting down my tactics and facing me one on one. It's like he's got some sort of complex where he needs to prove to himself he can beat anyone. It seems to me that he's got to be stopped. I don't know if someone like that could ever be redeemed. I'll do my best to stop him, Lord Hokage!"

You feel rather fired up, having seen your leader allow a bit of emotional vulnerability. You know how much this entire situation is hurting not only him, but people all over the world.

"He's made his choice, and I don't believe he'll ever look back from it. From everything that I've seen of him, he's telling us that he's willing to go all the way for the sake of lashing out against the world."

Naruto sighs deeply, relaxing as he listens. "I think almost anyone can be redeemed, so we should at the very least try. You're probably right, though. He was just too young. He doesn't have any sort of special bond that might be able to pull him back. Even Ai, his twin sister, he barely knows."

He chuckles, and looks up at you with tired eyes. "That was a pretty spot on assessment. You really seem to get people, huh?"

You shrug. "He's a little bit like me, almost. I just want to make the world a better place, while he wants to tear it down. A simple motivation can sometimes be the strongest one."

Naruto nods. "That's the truth for sure. Well, you're dismissed. Thanks for listening, and for your input."

You head out, and prepare for your journey to the Owl Village.

Is there anywhere you'd like to go in the village before you leave for a few days?

>A. Yes (Write-in)
>B. No
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>>1200243
>>A. Yes (Write-in)
Say bye to our freinds and bro so they know what's up. Also check flower shop for any drugs we might want or need for training for the mission after it.
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>>1200243
>B. No
Owls are gay
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>>1200273
Yur gay fggt kys
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>>1200243
>A. Yes (Write-in)
what >>1200266 said
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>>1200266
this
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>>1200243
>A. Yes (Write in)
Stock up on weapons? Poison?
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>>1200243
>Yes
Aquire
All
Dem
Munitions
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>>1200042
>He's probably crazy. Not everyone can be saved, Lord Hokage. I want to hope he can be saved too, for Ai's sake, if nothing else. But I deem it unlikely enough that I won't make plans to that end. Not if they carry any real risk.
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>>1200266
>>1200288
>>1200296


You're pretty much completely stocked up.
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>>1200243
Let Shikadai know we'll be going on a mission with him soon
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>>1200243
>A. Yes (Write-in)
Another date with Mari then?
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>>1200331
nothing new in the shop? Aight say bye to our freinds and senpai then.
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>>1200331
Uuuuuh.
Can we loan books from the library? Perhaps we can get some stuff on boil or whatnot.
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>>1200336
this to
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>>1200344
this is a good idea
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>>1200344
Or something we can show the owls.
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>>1200344
this as well
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I've been meaning to ask, when the time skip happens how strong will we be after it?
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>>1200403
Depends on what we decide to do during it I guess. Maybe we can have Shikamaru train us the whole time
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>>1200403
I think thats rather open. Personally I see shozuku as the sasuke to our naruto. So him being the pre timeskip boss seems appropriate.

Personally id rather not have a timeskip, or at least do a breif kind of overview of how we spend our time.
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>>1200266
>>1200341
>>1200344
>>1200347
>>1200352
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjjkHg5FOhk

You exit the Hokage's office, another heavy stone placed upon your back. Lately, you feel as though you've been gathering strength for your future. Back when you were preparing for the Chunin Exams, only one thing was on your mind. The opponents in front of you, and how you were going to beat them. But now that you've been a Chunin for quite a while, you've started to consider so much more than that. The reasons people fight, the reasons why you fight, the limitations you face every day, and how you'll ultimately overcome them.

There's also the strong feelings of the people around you. Kichiro, Ai, Naruto, Hanto, and even your enemy Shozuku. Each one of them is carrying the weight of a dream that means everything, and you can't let yourself get beaten out in this department either. When you say you wanted to be the best, you originally only considered what that meant for yourself.

Swinging open the front doors of the building, you look out at the entire Leaf Village in broad daylight. Now, when you say you want to be the best, it's not just for you. It's for your brother, it's for Takkun, it's for Ollie Chan, Usagi, and all the others who are fighting just to keep pace in this way of life.

You break out into a run, and go around letting your friends know that you're going to be gone for a few days. You're sure to stop and stock up on more equipment, and also decide to head towards the Academy. You check out a book on Boil release as well, with the intentions of reading it as you travel.
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>>1200423

Though your brother isn't home, you're sure to leave a note in his bedroom letting him know where you're going. Rushing out the village gates, you start the journey towards the hillside near the border of the Mist and Leaf.

On the way there, whenever you make camp, you look into the book on Boil release. It's described as something that's potentially one of the most destructive styles there is. It's quite scary to see something get broken down on a chemical level, but these same chemicals are the ones that also allow life itself to exist. The adrenaline in your body, the salt to preserve your food, the feelings of love you have for your country and friends. It's all attributed to the playing out of chemical reactions. Thinking on it, it only serves to further highlight the distance between you and Shozuku. Deep inside, you resolve to master Boil release. In this way, you'd be showing him even more that your way of life isn't wrong, and that there is good in the world.

When you find time, you attempt to practice molding water chakra and fire chakra together. Of course, you get absolutely no where. Failing at this, you resolve to simply keep working on your Fire Jutsu instead.

By the time you arrive to the Owl Village, on Kageyama's back, you're already a little tired from your personal training. The village is just as amazing your second visit as the first. The large circular platforms and hollow trees house an innumerable amount of owls of all different sizes and species. Danpei sweeps down, and lands in front of you. His eyes light up, smiling as much as an owl can. "Howdy, kid. I suppose you've accepted the invitation for some more training, eh? Kong Fu is sleeping right now, but he'll be up once the sun goes down. For now I can show you around our library. What were you hoping to look into?"

>A. Non-elemental Ninjutsu
>B. Sealing Jutsu
>C. Genjutsu
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>>1200429
>B. Sealing Jutsu
Speaking of things which kill the Jashinist, does soul-ripping work?
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>>1200429
>>C. Genjutsu
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>>1200429
>>C. Genjutsu
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>>1200429
>>C.Genjutsu
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>>1200429
>genjutsu
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>>1200429
>B. Sealing Jutsu
genjutsu a shit
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>>1200429
>C. Genjutsu
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>>1200429
>C. Genjutsu
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>>1200429
>B. Sealing Jutsu
What's up with the genjutsu fixation anyway? It's super over rated
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>>1200429
>B. Sealing Jutsu
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>>1200429
>>C. Genjutsu
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>>1200487
>sealing jutsu not overated
Dude lets be real all jutsu is braindead stupid.
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>>1200487
We built this house on Genjutsu son.
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>>1200429
>>C. Genjutsu
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>>1200506
Pretty much this as well

We do have a chakra suppression seal for stealth so theres that.

And ever since my bell box idea was rejected ive been really suspicious of seals. Unreliably skilled
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>>1200519
Scaled*
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>>1200436
>>1200439
>>1200443
>>1200444
Danpei hops along, and leads you into one of the numerous hollow trees around you. Inside there's a series of shelves all housing various scrolls, and a large group of owls are constantly flying in and out. They seem to be bringing in various sorts of scrolls, though you're not entirely sure they were legally obtained.

"Where do you guys get all this stuff? I don't guess many of you can write."

The barn owl in front of you is looking at the grid pattern in the shelves, possibly considering what might be good for you to learn today. "You're right. It's a bit difficult, lacking the fingers and all. Instead we have a network of messengers to find any loose material and bring it here. We take our time to preserve the scrolls, and over the millennia we've gathered a huge volume of work. This might be the largest library in the world, or so says Kong Fu. Of course, with this method of finding information, we're a little limited. There's few extremely high level jutsu except for what our leaders know by tradition. Hey, by the way, what are you interested in? We've got a little bit of everything, but our preferred style is non-elemental Ninjutsu, sealing jutsu, and Genjutsu."

You consider that you could stand to learn a couple more higher level Genjutsu. "I wanna work on my illusions, if that's okay. I've been making use of several lower level ones, but if I were to learn one that's more powerful I could really get an edge on the Jashinists."

Danpei's head spins all the way around, to look at you with a cocked eye. "Ah, I see. You're dealing with those nuts, huh? Never thought they'd be back again. Jashinism was a bigger problem thousands of years ago, so it's hard to believe it's making a resurgence in the modern world."

His head goes back into place, and he flies up to the shelves and starts tossing down several scrolls of different sizes.
"Look through these and pick one! We'll start teaching ya'!"
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>>1200524

>A. Spoken Word Genjutsu: With the sound of your voice, put someone into a highly suggestible state. You could alter their opinions or thoughts, but strong wills will be able to resist. Short range, they must be able to hear your normal speaking voice clearly.
>B. Leaf Style Willow: After handsigns, by waving your arm, an opponent will begin to see multiple illusory copies of the weapon you're holding. This technique only lasts a brief moment, but it can be used to disorient and catch someone off guard.
>C. Sly Mind Affect: This Genjutsu can fool someone into exhausting themselves by causing them to travel in circles, when they feel like they're making progress. It's fairly simple, but could also be used to drain stamina from a party of enemy shinobi and make them easy prey.
>D. Uknown Fire. By pointing at someone after preforming handsigns, a purple wave of energy will fire from your finger. If the enemy is struck, they will see themselves suddenly surrounded by a ring of blue flames. The pain of the technique feels real, and if the opponent is frightened enough, it can cause them to pass out.
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>>1200487
Some QM's do seals different. It might not be the super broken Ninja Universe Programming in Mini's quest. Plus genjutsu pays dividends.
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>>1200519
chakra suppression seal? I don't remember this
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>>1200541
I think we just talked about it maybe
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>>1200531
Leaf style willow is the most universal besides unknown fire, lets get that one.
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>>1200531
>D. Uknown Fire. By pointing at someone after preforming handsigns, a purple wave of energy will fire from your finger. If the enemy is struck, they will see themselves suddenly surrounded by a ring of blue flames. The pain of the technique feels real, and if the opponent is frightened enough, it can cause them to pass out.
oh wow who would have thought that they're all hella gay
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>>1200541
It's the one that masks our chakra signature to sensors and sharingan users unless we start using it.

>>1200524
>D. Uknown Fire. By pointing at someone after preforming handsigns, a purple wave of energy will fire from your finger. If the enemy is struck, they will see themselves suddenly surrounded by a ring of blue flames. The pain of the technique feels real, and if the opponent is frightened enough, it can cause them to pass out.

If we can alloy it with fire style later shit will be bananas.

Also B and shadow shuriken technique combos scarily well.
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>>1200541
I swear we did, mabye not idk for sure. Mabye it was an option at some point and we decided against it.
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>>1200531
>>D. Uknown Fire. By pointing at someone after preforming handsigns, a purple wave of energy will fire from your finger. If the enemy is struck, they will see themselves suddenly surrounded by a ring of blue flames. The pain of the technique feels real, and if the opponent is frightened enough, it can cause them to pass out.
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>>1200531
For B, could the weapon you're holding be our fist?
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>>1200531
>>C. Sly Mind Affect: This Genjutsu can fool someone into exhausting themselves by causing them to travel in circles, when they feel like they're making progress. It's fairly simple, but could also be used to drain stamina from a party of enemy shinobi and make them easy prey.
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>>1200531
>>D. Uknown Fire. By pointing at someone after preforming handsigns, a purple wave of energy will fire from your finger. If the enemy is struck, they will see themselves suddenly surrounded by a ring of blue flames. The pain of the technique feels real, and if the opponent is frightened enough, it can cause them to pass out.
This plus fire style equals fuck you.
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>>1200551
>>1200553
Yeah I don't ever recall this.

It's not in your jutsu pastebin. Besides, there are Ninjutsu that just do this. No need for it to be a seal.

>>1200558
Unfortunately not, have to be holding a weapon, even if it's just a senbon.
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>>1200531
>>D. Uknown Fire. By pointing at someone after preforming handsigns, a purple wave of energy will fire from your finger. If the enemy is struck, they will see themselves suddenly surrounded by a ring of blue flames. The pain of the technique feels real, and if the opponent is frightened enough, it can cause them to pass out.
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>>1200531
>C. Sly Mind Affect: This Genjutsu can fool someone into exhausting themselves by causing them to travel in circles, when they feel like they're making progress. It's fairly simple, but could also be used to drain stamina from a party of enemy shinobi and make them easy prey.

That sounds useful as hell
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>>1200566
Do Fuinjutsu fall under Ninjutsu, or is it some kind of "advanced" skill?
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>>1200531
>B. Leaf Style Willow
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>>1200531
>>1200566
Than.
>C. Sly Mind Affect: This Genjutsu can fool someone into exhausting themselves by causing them to travel in circles, when they feel like they're making progress. It's fairly simple, but could also be used to drain stamina from a party of enemy shinobi and make them easy prey.
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>>1200566
>no need for it to be a seal
It could be preprepared for no on mission chakra cost, from a micromanaging/strategy standpoint its a pretty big deal
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>>1200583
It's a sub branch of Ninjutsu yes. Just as medical ninjutsu and puppetry ninjutsu is.

>>1200591
So could every jutsu ever. I've made a point of not allowing workarounds for chakra cost.
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>>1200596
Can we learn about Cursed Seals without a lot of knowledge on Fuinjutsu?
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>>1200596
Eeeeh alright, balance, balance etc. I get it
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>>1200611
No
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>>1200531
>A. Spoken Word Genjutsu: With the sound of your voice, put someone into a highly suggestible state. You could alter their opinions or thoughts, but strong wills will be able to resist. Short range, they must be able to hear your normal speaking voice clearly.
The first step to going full Aizen
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>>1200632
We can learn that second!
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>>1200531

>A. Spoken Word Genjutsu: With the sound of your voice, put someone into a highly suggestible state. You could alter their opinions or thoughts, but strong wills will be able to resist. Short range, they must be able to hear your normal speaking voice clearly.

No love for the jedi mind trick?
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>>1200662
When somebody can just say no to the jedi mind trick, then yeah, no love
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>>1200661
The other ones don't add a lot of new stuff. This one doesn't use hand seals, has no outside sign of it's affects unless you're really payig attention, and can potentially do all sorts of crazy shit to people. It'll be like being evil Naruto, we can talk through all our problems with people. We might also be able to use it int he middle of a fight during one of those villain dialogues to mindfuck Shozuku.
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>>1200676
Mini, please confirm
Does this jutsu have no hand seals?
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>>1200676
Shozuku has to strong of a will. 100% wouldn't work on him.
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>>1200676
>strong wills will be able to resist
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>>1200686
This, and I'd rather make him act like he got lit on fire anyways.
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>>1200686
>>1200688
Yes, but it'll potentially distract him if we're in the middle of a sword fight, and it'll definitely make him angry!
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>>1200694
It would temporarily disorient him, for like half a second. Not enough to capitalize on, and in fact would only serve to put him on his guard.
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I can't imagine that genjutsu would be too viable during our VotE-style confrontation with Shozuku.
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>>1200693
But we can just ACTUALLY light him on fire instead!

>>1200694
Oh, and I wonder what would happen to al his brainwashed thugs and non-entirely-loyal lieutenants if we used it on them.
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>>1200694
The jedi mind trick sounds much more like an infiltration technique then something viable in an actual battle.
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>>1200706
Or both. Make a Ginniijutsu that does both.
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>>1200705
Dude, its been super useful this entire quest.
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>>1200714
But in a one-on-one heat-of-the-moment confrontation with someone with as strong a will of Shozuku?
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>>1200721
That's why first we break his will THEN we genjutsu him!
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>>1200721
being strong of will is not enough to resist most genjutsu. Also why do things Shozuko's way?
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>>1200721
Spoken word may be useless but the rest of them? Nope. We can take out even wary enemies with them (barring hax eyes Sarada )
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>>1200721
>dramatic battle near cliff
>use False Place technique
>he walks off cliff
>laughing Takeshi
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>>1200731
I was tunnel-visioning, though most genjutsu probably wouldn't distract him for too long.
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>>1200747
All we need is an opening. Any fuck-ups we can exploit, big or small, are incredibly useful.
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>>1200747
doesn't need too. We're quick remember? A small opening was enough to take out Rokuro. Our style is not nuker while alone. It's debuff and mezzer then wait for them to make a mistake. Then punish them for it utterly.
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>>1200752
>>1200755
Maybe I'm just overestimating Shozuku. We'll see how it goes when the time comes.
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>>1200546
>>1200551
>>1200557
>>1200562
You hold up a bluish tinted scroll, and read the contents with wonder. "Hey, this one seems really useful! I've been learning some Fire Style lately, and it'd go great with this move."

Danpei nods from atop the shelf. You notice that several baby owls have started hopping on top of your head, and making hooting noises. All around you the animals seem to be largely captured by your presence, though it's also clear they're trying to focus on their work.

The barn owl calls out. "Alrighty then! Go out to the center platform, and get to work. Someone'll be showing up to help out until Kong Fu wakes up."

Stepping outside again, you notice that the sun is starting to go down through the trees. Orange beams of light highlight the circular wooden platform. You open up the scroll and kneel down. It tells you about how you have to mold the chakra of the jutsu before you fire it, meaning if you miss the cost will be completely wasted. On the inverse, if you can hit, the effects will be instantaneous with no further input on your part needed. You can even use other Genjutsu after using this one without breaking it, though you still can't stack the effects of different Genjutsu on a single person. You more or less load the energy into your finger like Anzu's chakra powered gun.

As you're reading, a browl owl with white spots all over it's body lands next to you. It's smaller than Danpei, and look as if it could comfortably rest on your shoulder. You look up, and grin. "Hi."

"Watcha readin'?" a playful, feminine voice says. It's sort of odd coming from an owl. You smile. "It's a scroll on a fire-based Genjutsu. Are you the one who's gonna help me learn it?"

She nods. "My name's Sachi. I'm about fifty years old, I think. I really stopped counting a while ago, so could be more, could be less. I hope little Danpei hasn't made you think we're all crass animals!"

You shake your head. "He's been nothing but helpful, hehehe. Will I be seeing you on the battlefield, if you don't mind me asking?"

Sachi scratches her beak with her wing. "Hmm, I do like ninja who use Genjutsu. It's what I use the most, after all. My best ability is my skill as a sensor, though. I'll cost a bit more chakra to summon than Danpei, for that reason."

You nod. "Well, maybe sometime soon I'll need your help. I mean, aside from now. Do you think you'd be willing to be my practice target for now?"

She flies over to the far edge of the platform. "Go ahead and try it out on me! I can cancel it before it actually starts to hurt, so I'll be fine."
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>>1200763

Over the next couple of hours, you master Unknown Fire with her help. By the time the colossal Kong Fu awakens, you've already got everything nailed down. You're rather exhausted in terms of chakra, however. Partially from your work before even arriving here, and partially from this being a B ranked Genjutsu. It takes a high amount of concentration to use consistently.

Kong Fu, the giant black and white owl chuckles with a deep and smooth voice. "That technique is rather useful. I like to use it myself, while hunting cattle. They get so scared by the sight of fire they pass out right away. Makes everything painless."

Sachi, also tired, hops over. "Speaking of which, I'm starving! I'm gonna go find a snack now that Fu's here. Nice meeting you, Takeshi!"

You wave her off as she flies away. "You too! Thanks for the help!"

Fu's discerning eyes glare down at you. "You seem as if you're adjusting quite well to this little circle of ours. Tell me, what do you think of our village? Our way of life?"

>A. You've been here so long, you must have a really unique perspective on human history.
>B. It's amazing. You've got so much knowledge compiled. Even if you take it from humans.
>C. How did you guys decide on this way of life as a group, anyways?
>D. Write-in
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>>1200766
>A. You've been here so long, you must have a really unique perspective on human history.
>C. How did you guys decide on this way of life as a group, anyways?
Remember, these guys don't like flattery or arrogance.
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>>1200766
>>A. You've been here so long, you must have a really unique perspective on human history.
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>>1200766
>>A. You've been here so long, you must have a really unique perspective on human history.
>C. How did you guys decide on this way of life as a group, anyways?

>D. Kinda boring tho? can't imagine much changing.
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>>1200769
this
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>>1200769
this
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>>1200766
>Seems nice. Peaceful, but no end of challenges for the mind. Maybe a bit too quiet for my tastes, though; I'd probably go all stir crazy after a while.
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>>1200766
I'm backing >>1200773
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>>1200769
>>1200771
>>1200773
>>1200780
"Well, you guys have been here for so long that you've certainly got a unique perspective on human history."

He makes a slight "Mm." noise, and you catch yourself. It's strange not to think of them as people, though it's clear that they believe all life is important. Not just human life. You grin sheepishly. "Sorry. I don't mean that in a bad way, just, since I'm a human that's how I think of it."

There's a twinkle in his eyes, and you think Kong Fu might be pleased. "No need to excuse yourself. This is what you were raised to believe, after all. If our species had been raised to think we were the most important, we would also think the same."

You nod, understanding what he means. "So, how did you guys come to be here, anyways? I mean, agree on this way of life."

Fu ponders your question for a few long moments. "The ancient white owl brought us together. Though I am the acting leader of our clan, he is it's true father and master. The White Sage Owl possesses jutsu and secrets far beyond mortal comprehension. He spends all of his life in a meditative state, patrolling the world as an astral projection. This is how we locate pertinent information, and quickly round up anything we see as dangerous. He has keen powers of memorization, and despite having a life as long as history itself, it is said that he remembers every second of his existence. The most forbidden scrolls are burned, but if we ever have a need of their knowledge, we will call upon the sage."

This is all sort of nebulous, and difficult for you to wrap your mind around. "Wow! If Sachi's already lost count of her age, he must have no idea."

Fu chuckles. "Despite your maturity, you are still indeed a hatching. I'm sure the full context of what I've told you will sink in over time. Anyways, to answer your question, we simply have faith in the White Sage's belief that some knowledge is ultimately too dangerous for the world to be trusted with. Wouldn't you agree?"

Thinking back, you consider terrible jutsu that the Jashinists possess. Twisted rituals, and summoning the dead. Looking over the edge of the wooden platform, down at the black forest, you nod. "Yeah, I can see that. There are some jutsu that just shouldn't exist."

In front of you, a pure white owl lands. You're reasonably surprised. "Is that him??"

Fu shakes his head. "That's one of his many projections. He must be here to tell us something. What is it, Master?"

Fu leans down, his neck extending so he can get a look into the projection's solid black eyes. You're kind of amazed how long his neck actually is. You can certainly imagine how he'd easily be able to swallow cattle in one go.

The projection of the White Sage points at you with a wing. Then, it suddenly flaps both of it's wings open in a wide motion.

Fu looks over. "He says that the Hokage is about to call you back. Is there anything you'd like to ask me before you go?"

>A. Yes (Write-in)
>B. No
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>>1200889
>>B. No
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>>1200889
>A. Yes (Write-in)
"How do you guys speak so perfectly without mouths? Is it like a jutsu or something?"
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>>1200889
>>B. No
Thank you for allowing me to learn here.
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>>1200889
>A. Yes (Write-in)
Would it be possible for me to borrow a copy of a few scrolls so I can practice? Also do you want me to bring anything back from the leaf's library? I am sure there is a book or two in you might want.
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>B. No
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>>1200926
They won't allow you to take anything, unfortunately. Very sensitive about that.
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>>1200889
>B. No
did we really travel all the way here to just read one scroll
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>>1200889
Honestly, this: >>1200912
How the hell does that work? Is it a genjutsu? Are they psychic? Do they have creepy throat-mouths?
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>>1200889
>B. No
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>>1200889
>B. No
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>>1200934
Well ask if they want us to bring in anything not forbidden from leaf library. Also does this get us 3.0 genjutsu?

>>1200937
Mastery of a B-Rank genjutsu is bretty good.
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>>1200938
I assume they're just doing false-sound. Seems like something they'd be good at.
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>>1200934
It's not like he'll Wan Shi Tong us if we do. He totally will, won't he?
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>>1200937

Can't be too powerful, Anon.

Gotta stay the underdog somehow!
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>>1200937
I think we'll be able to come back. It's just that naruto's got some shit for us to do.
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>>1200944
Yeah +.5 Genjutsu seems fair

>>1200937
You got a stat boost, read some more about Boil release, learned that you can summon another owl, learned more about the owl society, and mastered a B rank Genjutsu.
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>>1200889
>A. Yes (Write-in)
Do you mind if I take another scroll with me?
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>>1200912
>>1200945
>>1200938
Same way the dogs, slugs, snakes, and frogs can speak.

Narutoland.
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>>1200959
>>1200934
annnnd just read that
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>>1200954
But we didn't find a possible waifu, so by 4chan standards, it was a failure. Dammit Naruto, it's not like Takeshi has a big breasted Hyuuga falling into his lap.
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>>1200966
I know. I want to see how they'll react to hearing the question.
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>>1200968
>But we didn't find a possible waifu

An owl is fine, too...
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>>1200970
fair enough, can't deny the novelty of this
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"Just one. How are you all getting the syllables right, with having beaks and stuff? It doesn't really make sense, but it's pretty cool."

Fu narrows his eyes. He straightens up, and looks down at you with what initially seems to be annoyance. After a long, awkward pause, he answers. "I...I don't know. Perhaps it's some sort of..passive.."

You keep looking up at him with a big grin.

He huffs, and flies away. The giant blast of wind nearly knocks you off your feet, and you can hear his wings beating against the air far into the distance like a set of heavy drums.

Looking up at the trees, you can't see the night sky from here. In fact, it's incredibly dark at this point. The sounds of hooting owls can be heard all over, but other than that the only noise is the swaying branches being pushed by the wind.

As you're enraptured by the scenery, you suddenly feel a warmth in your pocket. The seal Naruto gave you must be activating!

Suddenly, in a puff of smoke, you find yourself standing in Naruto's office. To your left, is Ai and Kichiro. To your right is Shikadai.

"Hey, guys!" you say. "I've been hanging out with Owls."

Kichiro pinches his nose. "You sure smell like it. You've been roughing it, huh?"

You chuckle, and nod. Shikadai grins. "I didn't know you had a summon animal, too. Owls seem pretty fitting for you."

Looking over to him, you nod in agreement. "They seem to like me."

Kichiro scoffs. "Maybe on this mission I'll get to show you my summoning contract! I got to meet with them last week! I won't spoil the surprise just yet, but they're a pretty cool bunch.."

Ai blinks. "Why am I the only one without a summoning contract..?" At this, Naruto stands up. "H-heh, well, I thought Kakashi mentioned this. It's not that you're not skilled enough, but rather, it takes a certain..."

She stares at the Hokage blankly. Naruto rubs the back of his head, and his face turns a pinkish shade. Could it be this little girl makes him nervous? He continues. "Well, social skills! Remember how I mentioned they were important to a ninja, too? I think once you make some progress in that area you'd be ready!"
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>>1201079
>ate] [Auto] 8

She puts a finger to her chin, and considers this. "I see."

Ai reaches into her pack, and pulls out a magazine titled 'Meeting People' and starts to flip through it.

Kichiro steps forward. "Alright, that's enough! We've been waiting for like, forty-"

Shikadai interrupts him. "Ten minutes. We've been here for ten minutes."

Kichiro stutters for a moment, before taking another step forward. "Whatever! We're all here and ready, what's the mission??"

Naruto sighs. "This group has way too much attitude. Listen, I'm sending you all on a mission that's going to target a Jashinist lead we have. In a city in the land of Mist, there's a building that's used to host nightly dance club sessions. We've got good reason to believe there's a large amount of illegal activity taking place, primarily the abduction of innocents, drug trafficking, and recruitment for Jashinists. They seem to acquire the bulk of their soldiers through impressionable youth, and they're willing to use any method available to gather them. We want you to investigate, and if at all possible, capture the recruiters. Any questions?

>A. Write-in
>B. No, we're ready to head out!
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>>1201085
>B. No, we're ready to head out!
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>>1201085
>>A. Are we gonna have any Mist Guards available as backup?
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>Ai reaches into her pack, and pulls out a magazine titled 'Meeting People' and starts to flip through it.

I love it.

>B. No, we're ready to head out!
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>>1201085
>Will we have any support from Mist while we're there, or are we on our own entirely?
>Do we know the previous owner of the building or host of these dance sessions?
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>>1201079
>"Why am I the only one without a summoning contract..?"
Poor AI, too much a wet blanket to get a summons.

>>1201085
Any Known assets in the region? Could this actually be a legitimate base for their elite? ANy mist ninja gone a-wol in the area? how much latitude do we have on this mission? Does the Mist know we're coming? Do you have a map of the city or at east the city around our target? Any Leaf nin contacts we can use in the area?
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>>1201085
>B. No, we're ready to head out!
So this is our Sasuke Retrieval Mission Arc? I'll miss Takeshi, but at least there'll be Jounin Kon filling however much of that need he can.
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>>1201113
Not quite. This is the second to last mission. Once you return from this one, you'll have an opportunity to train for a bit. Hang out with your friends one last time.

Then it's off to the final battle of part 1.
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>>1201085
>B. No, we're ready to head out!
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>>1201118
So it's like that time Team 7 went to the crazy cat lady's cat city? That's cool too.
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is Burrito quest the last narudo quest on 4chin?
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>>1201145
>Wargle's Twitter is gone

What the fuck?
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>>1201085
>A. Write-in
Are there going to be any problems with the rebels? Either at the target or on the way?

I can see how that verbal genjutsu would have been really helpful for this mission, though I suppose mindrape-no-jutsu will work too.
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>>1201145
Laze has said that once his FMA:B Quest which I highly recommend is done sometime in the next few weeks, Leaf Ninja Quest will return. And No Country has said that Future Naruto Quest will be back before April.
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>>1201145
Im Artanon...im scared
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>>1201166
Where can I see your drawings?
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>>1201179
I don't post them anywhere. I've got my horde of Tsuki's and NSFW Tsuki's im saving for a dark time. If Wargle is truly lost to us, and i hope he ain't I guess i'll post them. It's strange, he didn't say anything?
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>>1201191
Nope, The twitter just dissapeared about 15 minutes before he was supposed to run, so around 40 minutes ago.
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>>1201145
>Wargle's twitter is gone
good
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>>1201191
I have no idea what's going on with the other naruto quest as I don't follow it, but I hope shit isn't fucked.
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>>1201145
If it was just a twitter Issue I think he'd run. He's abandoned us and he chose to do it by announcing a thread first.
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>>1201218
Please don't let it be so. I'd be sad but at least it'd be closure if it could be confirmed
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>>1201097
>>1201109
>>1201157
"Will we have any support from the Mist? Do they know we're coming?"

Naruto nods. "The border guards will give you proper directions to the city. Unfortunately, the area of the city you're heading to is completely under rebel control. We've got some basic information the building, but the name used for the owner is pretty clearly fake. Considering the current situation, the reason we've been hired is because we can act as an investigative force without agitating the current political situation. If the Mist started searching clubs, they'd get vilified pretty quickly. They're in a sensitive position where they can do little but actively defend, lest they get demonized."

"Do you think this could be a legitimate base for any of their more elite soldiers?"

Naruto shakes his head. "There'll probably be a couple in charge there, a recruiter and maybe someone else. Other than that, we believe this is largely an operation focused around assembling grunts. Possibly looking out for any destitute rogue ninja, who might have lost faith in the Mist. You'll have to be on the lookout for any rebels, as well. Though, they have the interest of the common people in mind, generally. Remember, though they're also a guerrilla group like the Jashinists, they've only attacked military installations. Try to prevent any civilian injury or death you can."

You bow. "Yes, Lord Hokage."

The four of you exit the building, and go on your way to the Mist. Since it's already night, you stop and make camp a couple hours into your journey. You're exhausted from all the training, and your team mates load you up with questions about the Owl City. You tell them what you think would be appropriate, keeping the knowledge of the White Owl to yourself. Mostly you tell them about how intimidating Kong Fu is.

Is there anything you'd like to speak to your team mates about, before heading to sleep?

>A. Write-in
>B. Nah, I'm tired
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>>1201231
Well it's that or someone dicked with his account because they were ass blasted about rabbits
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>>1201245
>B. Nah, I'm tired
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>>1201245
>B. Nah, I'm tired
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>>1201245
>B. Nah, I'm tired
We had better test everyone we meet in the Mist. If we cut off their head, and they're still alive, they're a Jashinist, if they die from it, then they were innocent.
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>>1201245
>A. Write-in
"How have you been holding up Shiks? Thoughts on the mission?"
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>>1201254
>>1201260
>>1201263
I should mention the next post is going to be the last one for the night.

It'd be worth asking them anything you might want to, since you don't get time to talk to your buddies all that much. Next thread we'll be getting right to the mission.
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>>1201245
>>B. Nah, I'm tired
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I imagine other anons have asked this question many times and I apologize for asking it again. How can someone learn to use a kekkei genkai when canonically you have to be born with it? Is MIniseriesAnon using quest master fiat or is there a Macguffin that enables it or something else?
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>>1201245
>>A. Write-in
What have they been doing lately? Anything new of note needing to be known? How's Ai's meeting people going?
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>>1201276
iirc mini says kekkei genkai just makes it innate

it can be done without it but its hard as fuck
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>>1201276
It's QM fiat, though you can gain one through science in canon.
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>>1201273
Oh, well let me change my answer then.

>>1201245
B. Come up with some team strategies, and ask about Shikadai's clan techniques
Shikadai has Wind Nature too, right?
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>>1201302
this
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>>1201302
He uses Wind, correct.

He's got some unique moves of his own where he can use the wind to manipulate clouds in the air to create shadows. He'll tell you more about it in the post, though.
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>>1201162
>>1201145
Laze confirmed for April, so Mini had better stretch this out through March, Anonkun Naruto Quests a shit.
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How far away from re-attaching heads are we?
I can't wait for the ultimate keikaku double-fakeout paralysis technique where we have a clone throw down a bell like it's doing the paralysis jutsu, then Shikadai uses the shadow possession through the wire to make it look real. This tricks everyone into thinking the water clone is really us, until we attack from ambush after doing a REAL paralysing bell.

Plus, this team has wind, water, fire, and lightning in addition to shadow style and genjutu. The possibilities for combo bullshit are crazy.
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>>1201344
Boruto Quest part 1 will be ending soon, in early March.

You can join me during The Fighting Quest if you want a fill of anime nonsense, during my break from naruto related stuff.
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>>1201296
>you can gain one through science in canon

Yes and no. Yamato was the only test tube baby out of sixty that survived infancy and didn't have full use of the Wood release. Orochimaru, Madara, and Obito all had to be raised from the dead with either Zetsu grafts or Hashirama's goddamn face on their pectoral. Danzo only had basic use of the Wood release and when his arm was damaged it manifested super-tree-cancer and almost killed him. So yeah, you can get a full kekkei genkai that you weren't born with, but there are massive sacrifices involved.
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>/qst/ being Naruto-free
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>>1201344
Dear god i hope we're playing as Kon's Kid

Wargle if your out there can you send us a sign as to whats happening? Make a Thread saying whats up or something?
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>>1201376
Kabuto was able to do it through gene-splicing and sage powers. And Madara obtained Wood Style without the face on his chest while he was alive, but that was just because he was Indra's reincarnation.
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>>1201388
>Dear god i hope we're playing as Kon's Kid
I didn't think that Kon had a kid. If he does their name had better begin with a letter besides a K or a T.
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>>1201392
Kabuto couldn't use the release himself, at all. He only enabled others to use it through Zetsu grafting or Hashirama's-face-grafting. And when did Madara acquire the Wood release independent of his resurrection? I don't remember that at all.
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>>1201431
I thought he stated that he did at some point; pretty sure he grew the umbilical between himself and the statue, the lotus the statue was on, and Hashirama's Living Clone though.

And I was talking about Sakon & Ukon's kekkei genkai and Shikotsumyaku with Kabuto.
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The four of you sit around the campfire. Kichiro keeps poking at it with a stick, adjusting the logs so they burn evenly.

"So how have you been, Shikadai? Congratulations on becoming a Chunin, by the way. Was the exam any easier the second time?"

He nods. "It was, actually. All the big names were still pretty troublesome, but my whole squad has improved monumentally. The addition of a giant fan and the summoning jutsu gave us the firepower we needed to keep others in check. I don't mean to brag, too much, but I think we're one of the top squads. It's a shame my team wasn't able to make it to the finals. Even after growing so strong, the competition is way too serious.."

Ai grins, ever so slightly. "Me and Kichiro believe we made a tactical choice in avoiding this round of the exams. Next time there'll be less considerable forces to deal with."

Your buddy nods. "That's right. Gives us even more time to prepare, too. We both lost to Sarada last time, and now that she's not involved it'll be easy! Sharingan is bullshit, man."

You smile. "How about you two? Everything going good? I noticed you were reading that meeting people magazine, Ai."

Kichiro snickers. "Yeah, I think she's looking for a boyfriend or something."

Ai doesn't even skip a beat, electing to ignore him. "Lord Hokage and Kakashi Sensei suggested it, considering that social skills are an important part of being a shinobi. You've proved that through being friendly you can acquire various helpful connections, as well as learning elements of persuasion."

Shikadai sighs. "You'll have to learn to speak in a bit less of a wooden fashion. You won't be able to treat socializing like any other jutsu."

She blinks. "Why not?"

You scratch your cheek. "Uh, well, there's a lot of nuance to it. It's not really something that anyone completely masters, I don't think. Get good at certain aspects, for sure. I'm pretty friendly, but Kichiro's real good at intimidation."

Ai looks into the fire. "I see. Like a specialization..I'll have to consider this overnight."

"What about you, Kichiro?"
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>>1201472


He crosses his arms. "Well, now that I'm better I've been putting major work into my training. Learning the summoning jutsu was probably the biggest one. Like I said, I'll give you all a chance to be amazed tomorrow."

Shikadai continues, after being quiet for a few minutes. "I was thinking we should get some pre-planned strategies in order. Kichiro, you and my Wind jutsu in combination would be pretty powerful. Same thing for Ai and Takeshi's water. We're also pretty good at stunning the enemy. Takeshi, if you can get your bells to work, I'll be given a free shot for one of my Shadow Paralysis techniques. Doing that in tandem with Interrogation means we'll be able to take anyone out alive. We'll have to try and be as sneaky as possible, considering that this mission is largely going to take place indoors. How are your owls for scouting?"

You give a thumbs up. "Great. I can summon one to keep watch on the outside for us, if any enemy reinforcements come."

He smiles. "Just what I was thinking."

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That's all for tonight folks. More strategies will be considered next thread, and the mission will truly start. I'll be here to answer questions for a bit.
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>>1201451
Interesting, I forgot that Kabuto can use Sakon, Ukon, Jugo's genkais. I'll have to watch that scene again.
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>>1201482
He uses Jugo's I totally forgot about that, why does he even need it? He's a Perfect Sage.

>>1201476
Thanks for running, Mini.
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>>1201472
>onsidering that social skills are an important part of being a shinobi. You've proved that through being friendly you can acquire various helpful connections, as well as learning elements of persuasion."
>Shikadai sighs. "You'll have to learn to speak in a bit less of a wooden fashion.

Mini, if you kill Ai once she's socially adjusted and replace her with another Ai, I swear to God. What's Ai's last name anyway? Reianami?
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>>1201492
>He's a Perfect Sage
That's not a formal term in the series and Kabuto's use of Jugo's kekkei genkei is actually what enables him to move around while staying in sage mode. It enables his bullshit.
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>>1201524
So he doesn't need batteries, that makes sense. And they didn't have him just use Wood Style because every villain after him uses it.
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>>1201518
I haven't come up with last names for much of the cast.
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>>1201166
I heard that you liked drawing eccentrics with esoteric bloodlines.

>>1201476
Thanks for the good thread as usual Mini. And thanks for an excuse to shelve my current slog of a quest and pick FNQ back up sooner. Actually, I hate to ask, but do you have any advice for what to do when you're running a quest and it starts feeling like a chore?
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>>1201472
>Ai picking a social specialization
I wonder what would be most interesting. Comedy could work, but that's kinda Sai's thing. Though he mostly did insult comedy.
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>>1201577
Leave for months at a time with no word.

But really, I'd say just try to vary things up if you can. It's not too bad taking short breaks, either.

Part of the reason why I'm running The Fighting Quest is so that I'm totally fresh in terms of running Naruto when I go into part 2. What specifically has you bogged down about running?

I know that if I don't have some sort of specific goal in mind, I can feel overwhelmed by the lack of progress. Dislike running a lot, without actually getting anywhere.
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>>1201591
I really don't need more introspection at this point anon.

>>1201619
>What specifically has you bogged down about running?
It's slowed down a little, but I'm just not having a lot of fun running it, and I don't like what I've created. Even the source material isn't that enjoyable anymore.

I wish I could leave for months on end without word, but there are other things I want to do. I just feel like it's stunting me as a QM.
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>>1201646
Probably best to start seeking an ending then, even if it might not be entirely satisfactory.

I think having some form of ending would be better than just leaving things as they are, personally.
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>>1201649
It's certainly a solution, thanks for the advice.

I'll probably be back in March then.
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>>1201476
next wen?
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>>1201790
Sunday most likely, around 7
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>>1201577
I do have a habit of this yes.

I may as well post the Twitter i use to drop the art too people.
https://twitter.com/Myn0ri
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>>1201907
Care to do some Takeshi stuff? if you want. Could do Ai, Yasu, Mari, etc. too.
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>>1201945
i'll give it a go in a bit...Takeshi has...a very plain look that I may find hard, but will see.
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>>1201969
just think about a young Aizen
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>>1201969
If you're planning on some art I'd also like some Shozuku.

Compare and contrast with Shozuku and Takeshi could be a good exercise. Different versions of a very similar looking character.

I'll be happy with anything though. I'm out, night anons
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>>1201976
>>1202068

Look at this face, now imagine this face in a leaf ninja chunin garb and giving a friendly smile with a friendly wave of the hand. (And holding senbons with bells hanging from strings in the other, slightly less noticeable.) For shozoku, shorter black hair, same face. More hostile expression and eyes. I'm not sure about his clothes, but more rugged and he has a katana.

Thanks for offering to do some art, even if you don't take this suggestion, I've been waiting for some time for someone to give this quest the fanart it deserves.

And I was already thinking about art like this in my head before the thread
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Well, if the Naruto QMs are going to be dead, maybe I should make a Naruto quest...
I might get more players this way
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>>1202704
No, you're good.

>>1201969
What about Kuro?
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>>1203040
I'm disturbed because i cant tell if you are trash talking me or not.
Anyhow, read this entire quest in one go, i can only say that Its the best thing i've read in a while.
i want to draw takeshi but am not home to get my drawing tablet sadly
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>>1203434
thank you anon, glad you have enjoyed it!
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>>1202704

Go for it.
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>>1203434
Not trash talking so much as trying to corner the market on Naruto, however brief that window may be.
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>>1202704
I'd only say go for it if you've got a pretty novel idea for the whole thing. People are sort of over-saturated to this idea in general I imagine
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>>1204076
Seconded. There's been a fuckton of Naruto quests, unless you can put a good spin on it, it won't be very distinct.

Mini does well playing a character that ain't prodigy bloodline mcgee.
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I always imagined Shozuku's main defining feature to differentiate him from Takeshi was dark circles around his eyes. Not like tired circles, just dark circles if anyone wanted more unsolicited opinions on a character's design for their art
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>>1204076
yeah, at this point you need something special. Boruto is still the best of the lot imo.
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When we get arrive just in time to stop our doppelganger's plans, this will be the theme that lays in my hehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGkwx83uJUwad
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>>1203434
You could try a One Piece quest. The last one I was reading cancelled. Or bring back those RE: quests. Overlord is always a good anime to quest in. There are a lot of choices
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mini is the time skip gonna be like our training for the exams where we picked what we want to train or did you have something else in mind, like you make it a thread where our choices to fix a problem determines what we train up?
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>>1204202
It's gonna be an A or B choice.

Two masters, you'll get to pick one of them. There'll also be three other ninja who are going with you, but who they are depends on which master you choose.

>A. Naruto, Mari, Sarada, and Kichiro
>B. Sasuke, Ai, Boruto, and Roku

these are your choices. Who you go with will determine the types of stat bonuses and jutsu you learn over the 2.5 year gap.
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>>1204257
Waifus or Bros
Tough choice
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>>1204185
I would love an overlord quest, maybe not start out as over powered as Ainz but even if we did I would still read it
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>>1204291
mini is tearing me apart
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>>1204291
honestly Sasuke is more our style.
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>>1204332
Yeah, but do you really want to spend three years with Bort?
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>>1204339
If you don't bort will be spending 3 years with Ai
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>>1204257
God that's tough. Gonna have to go Sasuke on this.
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>>1204257
My like for Ai is is not as much as my dislike for Bort and Sausage. Roku's meh. Nalt's fine, I kinda like Sarada(think she could use some more character development), really like Mari and Kichi. Pros and cons, I'd like B.
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>>1204332
How so?
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>>1204354
Bit more on stealth, observation and trickery. Nalt is more in your face BLITZ all the god damn time with overwhelming numbers and power.
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>>1204346
Maybe it will help her antisocial tendencies.

>>1204303
Overlord or OP would be best desu, I can't remember an OP Quest that didn't just fall off the face of the planet.
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>>1204369
Bort's pretty antisocial, just in an obnoxious way as opposed to a totally blank one.

Not as if it's important though
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>>1204359
Not really. Sausage's pretty much just as bad as Nalt, he isn't really a stealth or trickery guy. He's basically a drone Nalt sends out if extreme prejudice is needed.
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>>1204354
Sauce is the only one of the two that can into genjutsu, he has a sword like us, and his combat style is closer to ours in general.

On the other hand, Nardo knows sage mode and is much, much nicer to be around. And his adds in this case are Mari, Sarada and Kichiro, as opposed to Bort, literally who and best sister.

On the other other hand, I don't want to risk Bort getting closer to best sister.
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>>1204378
>Naruto,Mari and Kichiro
choosing the hotblooded

>Sasuke,Ai,Boruto,roku
Choosing the brooding

its like choosing Nohr and Hoshido

Soo...whats the benefit/what will we learn from each sides?
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mini,question about the time skip, will we be leaving the village for the training and if so when we return what are the chances of anyone remember us?
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Just realized Sarada isnt even training with her father. Life must be suffering.
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>>1204412
Remember Kichiro has a thing for best sister.
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What happened to our skintight jumpsuit that we were modifying?
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>>1204439
It'll be ready when you get back from your mission.

>>1204432
Depends on who you pick.
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>>1204437
When was this established?
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>>1204437
Firstly, since when?
Secondly, they won't see each other for two and a half years.
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>>1204257

I dunno why, but the fact that Bort's training with Sausage and Nalt's training Salad makes me go "aww."

Leaning towards A, but we haven't seen the Sauce-boss in character yet. I guess part of it depends on whether we want to strengthen existing social links or focus more on newer ones. Also Sauce at least is a natural with fire jutsu, so there's that.

Maybe Bort can improve with time and the right friends? Maybe he and Ai will be good for each other? A guy can dream, I guess. But I think you guys have a better idea of how shit he is than I do. Speaking of, next time we meet him, do we give him shit for cheating, or give him shit for getting caught?
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>>1204459
>>1204462
Meant Either roku or Rokuro, the medic on Mari's team
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>>1204457
So when we get back, the tiger cowl will fit us huh?

Talk about the future
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>>1204471
We offer him lessons on how to most effectively cheat of course.
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>>1204482
That's not been spoken of since the chunin pre-lims.
I assumed he'd dropped it.
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>>1204496
he asked about it when we sparred I thought?
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>>1204501
I don't think so, but I could be wrong.
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>>1204412

>Literallywho

That's not a nice thing to say about the guy who's developed a rivalry with us.

I approve.

Also, I wouldn't worry about Ai. There's no way Bort's gonna get in anyone's pants, much less Ai's, of all people.
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>>1204515
We did spar. It was few threads ago before Usagi's mission i think.
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>>1204496
Roku sort of actively goes after whatever girl he happens to be into at the moment
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>>1204546
>There's no way Bort's gonna get in anyone's pants, much less Ai's, of all people.
You never know anon, their weird antisocialness might bloom into a wrong, unholy lust.
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>>1204554
He did promise to teach us something when we beat him we need to cash that in.
>>1204257
Also why is Roku in there? I understand the others kinda, but why Roku?
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>>1204582
He still pining for Ai LMAO?
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>>1204588
He's stronger than you might think anon.

People chosen were picked for potential.

>>1204598
Not really. But if he's spending a couple years with her he may as well try
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>>1204094
>>1204156
Well, if we're allowed to brainstorm quest ideas on Mini's thread, take this strawpoll, some opinions from actual /qst/ would be nice.

http://www.strawpoll.me/12418925
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>>1204588

Wasn't he the one who taught us hidden mist?

Or... I thought he taught us *something*
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>>1204663
Takkun taught us the Mist jutsu.
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>>1204655
Need more options
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>>1204655
Stompy mecha or animu mecha?
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>>1204831
Animu mecha. Space and stuff.
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>>1204876
Meh. Not nearly as excite then.
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>>1204876
how anime we talking here, gundam or gurren lagann?
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>>1204904
Somewhere in between I suppose.

Big adventure/piracy themes from One Piece because I wouldn't want to run an OP quest if I could help it.

A bit of mystery, and the setting draws a lot from antiquity.

Tech level around Mass Effect, probably a little lower.
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>>1204929
Will it be OC or will it be anime-like?
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>>1204982
It's an original concept, but I would still use character/mech/ship designs from other things on occasion, if that's what you mean.
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>>1205014
i trust you Country
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>>1204257
This is tough on one hand I feel like the Sauce is more our man skill set wise and I do like Ai and Bort, on the other Team Naruto has Mari and Salad (and Kichiro too of course) which is one hell of a draw
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>>1205031
You wanna sign something then?
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How bout fuck all those dudes, lets travel the world, getting secrets and shit and learn from the fucking owl sage? Seriously guys.
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>>1205059
This way we can actually have some cool questing that mini can make to have shit be fresh and new as well, breaking the timeskip into chunks.
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>>1205059
If you want us to fall pathetically behind our peers sure
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>>1205059
>>1205081
No. Have you not seen me say multiple times the timeskip is so I can take a break from this quest? Not to mention all the in-story reasons that can't happen.
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>>1205091
>>1205101
Dawwww but it would be super cool!

Fiiine
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>>1205112
I have a long term plan in mind, anon. Things will get cool, don't worry
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>>1205120
Okay. Sure thing boss.
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Mini, does anyobe take our place on the side we don't pick? If so, who? Gotta consider what's best for the Leaf, too.
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>>1205156
Shikadai goes with Naruto if you pick Sasuke.

Yasu goes with Sasuke if you pick Naruto.

It's different, so it sort of changes canon depending on who you pick as well.
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>>1205185
If we go with Naruto, do we have the chance to start learning about sage mode and make gains in terms of our chakra pool?
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>>1205185
Btw Minmin, what's the advantages of choosing either sides?

Like increase in specific stats, social links, or new jutsu
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>>1205185
Not only is he the best pick, but by choosing Sauce we help Shikadai aka Best boy.
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>>1205052
After SOM?
I hesitated to sign anything
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>>1205185
>think Yasu a shit and want to train with Naruto
>but that means no big training montage for best girl
Truly gonna be the toughest decision yet
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>>1204257
Oh dude, this is the type of shit you gotta spoiler man. My potential boner would have been so fucking big if you revealed this in quest naturally.
Oh well.

I don't feel like either teacher can teach us anything that perfectly fits our fighting style but I do feel team B would be the best for multiple reasons.
>Sasuke dispite being a nuke is by his very nature, one that hangs to the shadows, and as silly as it sounds I feel we'll get more of a chance to fight like us while training with him. He also has access to fire style, a better understanding of ninjustu in general, and the ultimate anti genjustu weapon, so we can both practice towards boil release and have someone to throw genjustu at too help us improve.
>Besides Ai, the company is alittle on the meh side, but between Roku the hound dog, the mighty brat Boruto, and Sasuke king of assburgers, I feel like they will all do well to have someone of our disposition around, especially Ai.
>I also feel like this is a great opportunity for Takeshi to get out of the village. Takeshi loves the hidden leaf, he's the type of guy that would be perfectly content staying in the village and only leaving to go on missions. This is a great opportunity for him to grow as a character. This is him putting the village first, not by being its constant protector, but leaving his comfort zone to get stronger to better protect his home in the future.
>And for those of you waifufags let me tell you i wanna spend my time training with Sadara and Mari too, but separation makes the heart grow stronger. Imagine us walking through the gates of the hidden leaf, hair slicked back, crackling with sexual energy. It will be fucking great.
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>>1205670
I wanted to give people some time to really consider the option since it sort of has big ramifications and it's not an easy choice.

I know what you mean though, I'll do so next time if I mention anything like this
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>>1205670
You had me at character development and ill pledge my vote to sausage
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>>1205670
>>And for those of you waifufags let me tell you i wanna spend my time training with Sadara and Mari too, but separation makes the heart grow stronger. Imagine us walking through the gates of the hidden leaf, hair slicked back, crackling with sexual energy.

The waifus were the only reason i wasn't 100% on sasuke but this has fully convinced me.
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>>1205670
Ai is the one true waifu so I needed little convincing
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>>1205670
>hair slicked back
full on Aizen slick back or more of a greaser slick back?
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>>1205975
grease would be a fire hazard.
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>>1205708
Thats understandable. I'm not all that mad really, just remember this is as much a narrative as book, or movie so be careful of blowing your load too early.

>>1205836
>>1205951
>>1205972
Welcome to the B Team boys.

>>1205975
Boy we both know what im talking about.
Imagine a teenage version of this.
Now imagine being a teenage girl.
Feel that, its your panties dropping.
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>>1206050
Will Roku teach us the art of picking up chicks?
Can Boruto became a bro?
Wll Ai finally get her summon?

Find out in the next episode of Boruto Quest
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I think there is only one real choice here. By choosing Sasuke, we help Shikidai get training, stop Boruto from creeping on Ai, and Sasuke more closely sits with our playstyle compared to Naruto.
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>>1206088
>Broruto

Ya mean Roku?

Wonder if the journey changes some of our personality too? into more sasuke like?
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>>1206100
To some extent, yes. Nothing drastic though, normal stuff to do with growing up.

There are minor differences based on what you pick.
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>>1206121
Nice.

I wonder if we became a bit sasuke like and net Sarada, just like how her parents get together
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>>1205670
>And for those of you waifufags let me tell you i wanna spend my time training with Sadara and Mari too, but separation makes the heart grow stronger. Imagine us walking through the gates of the hidden leaf, hair slicked back, crackling with sexual energy.
That is a very strong argument I must admit, though I prefer keeping the hair as is over the slicked back look since I'd prefer to keep Takeshi as a cute and dense dope over being a sexual tyrannosaurus
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>>1206066
Well not next time. We still have like two missions before the time skip but yeah shits hype.
Im mad excited to see what the final battle of act 1 will be like.
And the best part is while we wait for act 2 to drop, Mini will be running The Fighting instead.
The future is bright my dudes.

>>1206088
Your thinking of Roku my dude, but yeah there's way to many anti-social people in one group. Dudes need someone to keep things light hearted.

>>1206153
Mini already said there is only one way to win her heart anon. Sarada's route lies in the heart of battle, and after training with the eye nigger king, there will be no stopping us.
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>>1206088
yea, Sasuke fits our fighting style lot better
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>>1206181
I understand and respect your opinion my dude, but every young man needs to grow into his own at some point. And beside everyone is gonna have a post time skip redesign so we might as well go to the logical conclusion considering our base for Takeshi's appearance is Young Aizen.
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>>1206181
how about a dense sexual tyrannosaurus?

Hes been overlooked by everyone his whole life and then suddenly when he returns he gets a lot of attention that confuses him
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>Takeshi goes from perfectly generic background character to perfectly generic pretty boy
>The guy that no one notice is now the name the girls of the village cry out as they touch themselves
>Takeshi had no fucking clue, and chalks the extra attention down to him having grown in height or something stupid.
I can fuck with this my dude.
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>>1206417
We live in the same generation as Bort, man
It's gonna take more than just having standard bishonen looks to be the first name on every gals lips
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>>1206490
Evil Aizen sexy with nice guy Aizen looks is basically jackpot lottery.
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>>1206490
Dude, Boruto is a little shit. We already beat his ass once infront of everyone and their mothers and then he humiliated himself at the next exams infront of everyone and their mothers.
I'm more worried about Roku than that sperglord.

Takeshi, on the other hand is already the peoples champion, and known for being exceptionally good at what he do. All we were missing was the looks which we'll have post time skip.

>>1206519
Also this. It took awhile but our boy will finally get the recognition he deserve.
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I'd rather Takeshi remain average and have any 'appeal' be the weight of his deeds.
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>>1206580
You're hardly the people's champion. Most people have forgotten who you are.

If you mention the things you did though they'll be like, oh right, that was super impressive. But that's just not enough.

Naruto is the people's champion.
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>>1207067
did Takeshi inspire any kids in the academy to adopt his style? or do those kids just not really care about chunin exams
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>>1207116
Pretty much every teacher was pointing to you as a good example of mastering the basics, and how important it is. Not every kid liked your style, but quite a few saw the undeniable importance of it.
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>>1204156
Well, original plan was to have the MC be a Mist ninja, but that one piece idea is also tempting...
Well, time to research both and i guess I'll see what i think will work out better
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>>1207171
I really don't get where everyone's getting the idea that Sasuke fits our fighting style more. When has Sasuke ever been about stealth or trickery? I get the other arguments, even the advantage of a fire guy helping us out, but I really don't get how that particular bit got in everyone's heads. Could you clear that up Mini, I just want to know if I'm being crazy or not.
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>>1207951
Sasuke seems to fit the traditional definition of a ninja that we try to emulate a lot better than Naruto does. Mind you he's more of an edgelord than anything, but at least he's more "get the job done" than "MY NINJA WAY".
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>>1208140
Not really. He's just as bad as Nalt, just more edgy and wears black. Can you think of one time he's ever solved anything through stealth or trickery? Fire jutsu I'll give you, but I'm sure Nalt's picked up a few in his years. We could work on Boil release a lot more effectively if we set up shop in one place and had a sort of alchemy space. They'r both not the best options in my view, so I'd argue we'd go with Nalt because he has more tangible advantages. I'd like to confirm them with Mini, but he seems pretty tight lipped.
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I think it's funny how you guys act like Takeshi is so interesting a special for being a hard working underdog whose motivation is to get strong and protect "muh nakama" when that's literally the most overused trope in any fighting anime. And our fighting style isn't even unique at all either. I'm only here because Mini says he's gonna go through some dramatic changes in part two.
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>>1208170
It's because he isn't a fucking idiot. The premise basically boils down to, "Regular guy tries to catch up in a post power creep setting", and normally that'd be Rock Lee. Train hard fight honorably, try to prove others wrong, never get's any on screen play. In this case, Takeshi's a fucking scumbag when it comes to combat, he's a gigantic coward and he has to be. Everyone's so caught up in cool justs and bloodline limits, that a regular guy defeating them doesn't even register. The fact that we do beat them is what makes it so good. It's really interesating to me because I've never seen a smart Shonen protag, because thaty'ds be broken usually. Also, Takeshi doesn't want to be the best for no reason, he wants to be the best because its fun and he enjoys it as well.
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>>1208186
What does "regular guy" mean in this context? He's a regular ninja who has a slight genjutsu focus. If you didn't notice we use plenty of ninjitsu too and we're even working on our own special snowflake overpowered boil release right now.
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>>1208211
Regular guy means average ninja, who in most circumstances could never hope to keep up. The difference between Boil Release and the Sharingan, is that we have to work for it. Saying that''s special snowflake is like saying someone studying to become a scientist is a special snowflake. We have to work for it.
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>>1208167
Neither teacher is all that great for us, they're both nuke style full crushing offensive fighters, but Sasuke is more inclined to teach us things that will facilitate our current style
>Sasuke can teach us how to more effectively use our jet sword. He us the edge king after all.
>Even if naruto picked up fire style Sasuke still has a better understanding of it and ninjustu in general. This will without a doubt help us learn boil release more effectively than sitting around town in a lab trying to brute force things like we're doing now.
>Sasuke has a super powered anti genjustu eye, so while it's a stretch to say he can teach us genjustu, he can empower our practice by testing things out on him.
>There are a ton of social and character development reasons to do this as well but from the way you talk I'm guessing you dont care for the points already made so i wouldn't recap for you.

The only thing I think Nault can teach is seals and sage mode. Then if we stay in the village we will be able to learn medical jutsu from Sakura.
The thing is though, if Roku is on the Sauske team then they have to have someone proficient in Med jutsu to teach him. And as useful as seals and sage mode are, Sauske cover more elements of our fighting style than Naruto.

In the end though, this is all speculation. It may turn out Nault as a ton of secret tech we dont have a clue about, but as of right now Sauske is our best bet.
I also highly doubt we will be able to go sage by the end of the time skip anyway, so we can save it till later.
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>>1208236
Honestly, I want a statement form Mini at some point so we can know the pros and cons outright and not just speculate. I don't agree with you on the lab part though, because from what I can tell, its alchemy, and while Sasuke knows about fire jutsu, he doesn't know about boil release so we don't know if he can really teach us much about that. I'd rely more on a library and a stable workspace when trying to build an airplane, than rely on an unstable workplace with a person that knows how to build cars.
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>>1208254
His Sharingan would let him copy Boil though if he saw it once. And he is MUCH better with fire than Nalt and we're still kinda crap with it.
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>>1208254
Well ill give you one thing I can't wait for these next couple weeks.
I'm really feeling it man.
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>>1208264
Knowing how to do something doesn't mean you understand the mechanics behind it. I could memorize the entirety of Bethooven's 9th symphony, but I wouldn't suddenly become a classical music composer.
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>>1208269
Agreed man. Favorite quest currently up.
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>>1207116
nigga we the guy who bats .350 and gets on base consistently with singles. The veteran AAA guy whose been there for years. No star power.

Nobody idolizes that guy. They care about the guy that hits home runs and grand slams.

>>1208186
>>1208211
Eh, nothing against mini since I think this is a decent quest, but I think a good part of the popularity of this quest is that it's a way for readers to thumb their noses up at exceptionally poorly written source material without having to resort to obvious special snowflake chosen one bullshit the way most Naruto quests do.

Takeshi /is/ a special snowflake, but his special ability is to no-sell stupid Kishimoto fiat with common sense. The only reason the shit we use didn't work in canon was because word of god "lol that doesn't work on him because he's not a main character"
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Unrelated, has anyone run a naruto quest as a grimmer and darker seinen setting?

>mercenary nation states locked in a state of perpetual cold war
>bizarro ninja wizard magic combined with steam punk-esque schizotech in balance
>political tensions within cities, exacerbated by racism, bloodline politics and the fact that some individuals can singlehandedly overpower entire armies
>they're usually mentally unstable too
>implication that wars are intentionally prolonged for the sake of profit
>entire civilization built around war, with child soldiers as the lifeblood of these cities
>high mortality means nothing since you can just take in the orphans your wars create and make them your own soldiers

Now being a pragmatic Takeshi type in a world of mentally unstable special snowflakes, where people die at the drop of a hat would be fun
especially with dice rolls
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>>1208399
>dice rolls
You lost me.
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>>1208399
It might be fun. Dice rolls would need to be handled carefully.
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>>1208399
Five nations quest was a series of darker naruto quests run on /tg/ a very long time ago.
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>>1208454
Isnt where we play as the mist's swordman?
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>>1208572
there were also two more, one with a Hyuuga branch member, and another that lasted only a few threads.
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>>1208587
The dice system was a bit confusing

And there was the sniper quest one too.

Talk about unfinished quests and nostalgia
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>>1208591
I miss MechEngineer
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>>1208591
I really liked Dead Last, where Naruto lost all his special bullshit and actually was a shit ninja that had to work for his gains.

It's also what made me like this quest initially, it reminded me of it.
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>>1208600
Especially with a drunkard hokage dad. Damn if that wasnt angst enough
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>>1208600
We still have to work like mad for our gains. Thankfully being unfailingly polite and friendly helps get people to teach us shit. Also Autist level focus.
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>>1201191
Confirmed, Wargle is done with questing. Maybe an eventual return, but no promises.
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>>1208572
Actually in that one, two breddy gud ideas were suggested early on: Mist Clones (which are created from mist in the Hidden Mist jutsu and otherwise function exactly like infinetely cheaper Haze Clones) And Iron Rain (In which a HUEG volley of senbon have the Shadow Shuriken jutsu applied to them, making the already hard to track projectiles even harder to dodge)
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>>1208871
Mist Clones sound sick and is totally doable at our current skill level.
Iron Rain also sounds rad, but im pretty sure we will need some type of proficiency in seal in order to make that work.
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>>1207951
I agree with you anon.

In fact, for much of naruto's earliest career, he relied on trickery involving the basics as opposed to Sasuke getting by on his raw superior ability.
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>>1208254
I'll give ALL the details of what exactly you'll gain at the end of the quest.

Wanted to give you guys the basic gestalt so you could ponder it, though.
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>>1209131
Now ya had me pumped,
Next thread when?
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>>1209346
About an hour I'm guessing.
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>>1209346
>>1209348
correct, about 7
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The next morning, your group sets off towards the Mist. On your way there, you pass through a small village. It happens to be the same village that you once visited briefly, during your very first mission. Walking through the street, Kichiro taps your shoulder and points over to an alleyway. All the way at the end, you can see the door to a bar all boarded up and closed off. Even Ai can't help but smile as the three of you recall your sensei drunkenly stumbling out, shocked by the destruction you'd all caused.

Shikadai asks what was so funny, and you recount the tale to him as well. The four of you stop by a diner, and spend your breakfast thinking of the various stories from your careers as Genin. He remembers how terrifying the forest of death was, and how any mission afterwards seemed lesser in comparison. Even when you were up against rogue jounin, or powerful cultists, it wasn't the same as being locked behind a gate with the most powerful shinobi of your generation.

Looking around, you mentally note the state of the village. Before, it had seemed to be relatively quiet and free. These days, you note a high number of wanderers, thin and destitute people scattered along the gutters looking rather hopeless.

"What's with this place?" you say to Shikadai. He turns, and looks at you with a raised eyebrow. "What'd you expect? A lot of the smaller villages are starting to look like this. When these places once relied on trading furs or meat, now they've got to turn most of their resources just towards feeding the people that live here. Difficult to work in lumber when you're not strong enough to lift an axe, too. We used to have a lot of trade from the Mist to import fish, but considering that a number of small communities on their side of the border have been turned into psuedo-military installations by the rebels, they've been keeping it for themselves. We might be a really prosperous nation, but it's not without a lot of trade. This civil war is affecting everyone."

Ai interjects. "Additionally, a considerable stream of refugees are fanning out in every direction. While husbands and fathers are called to aid one side of the conflict, the families have little to no means of supporting themselves."

Kichiro chuckles. "Less crime here, at least. We don't see any of those gangs from before, eh?"

Shikadai nods. "Well, it's not as obvious at least. I'm sure there are people hoarding and stealing food. It might not be present in the city streets anymore, but farmers being raided is an even bigger problem than before. This just drives up prices in response. It's a vicious cycle, and it's all started with the Mist."
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>>1209644

You look down at the road grimly, as you continue your journey. This won't be an easy situation to recover from.

In a couple of hours, you reach the border of the Mist. The guards let you through, and give you detailed directions to the city you're heading for. It's a tourist town, located close to the mainland as opposed to along the coast, like most cities in the nation. It's noted for it's luxurious gambling halls and hotels, and an active nightlife. In a strange way, it's prospering, aside from a dramatic rise in crime. People looking to escape the troubles of the political climate come here to forget their troubles, and petty scum tend to take advantage of that. As the four of you approach the town, you're often propositioned by various street vendors. Several times, it looks as if a group of petty criminals is going to attempt to approach and rob you. Until they notice your headbands, that is.

Looking at a note in your pocket, you determine the adress of the building you're looking for. The sun is starting to go down, and the thudding bass of music can be heard.

The building seems to have several upper floors. There's a number of windows all around, as you'd expect.

Heading into an alley, you use the Summoning Jutsu and bring Danpei to the field. He looks up at you quizzically, when he notes his location. "Didja just bring me here to drink?"

You shake your head. "I'd just like you to be a lookout, if you don't mind. Make sure to tell us if anyone threatening enters the building once we've gone in."

He salutes you with his wing, and flies up into the orange hued sky.

Shikadai looks over. "How should we approach? If the four of us come from the front, they almost certainly won't let us in. We could attempt to transform and look like city people, though.

>A. Everyone, transform into a club goer. We'll try from the front.
>B. Shikadai and Ai, try to get in from a higher floor. Me and Kichiro will go in the front, transformed.
>C. Let's all split up. Everyone try to find a different way in. Ai, check the roof. Kichiro, the back. Shikadai, the windows. I'll transform and go in the front.
>D. Write-in
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>>1209656
>>B. Shikadai and Ai, try to get in from a higher floor. Me and Kichiro will go in the front, transformed.
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>>1209656
>B. Shikadai and Ai, try to get in from a higher floor. Me and Kichiro will go in the front, transformed.
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>>1209656
>B. Shikadai and Ai, try to get in from a higher floor. Me and Kichiro will go in the front, transformed.
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>B. Shikadai and Ai, try to get in from a higher floor. Me and Kichiro will go in the front, transformed.
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>>1209656
Were going to need more information than that. Tell danpei to scout out the biulding more, while everyone else hides their headbands and starts playing street games like children. Because were still, you know, children.

If danpei finds anything interesting he should use the false sound jutsu to communicate that info to us
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>>1209656
>>B. Shikadai and Ai, try to get in from a higher floor. Me and Kichiro will go in the front, transformed.
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>>1209656
>B. Shikadai and Ai, try to get in from a higher floor. Me and Kichiro will go in the front, transformed.

can we also cast false sound on our teammates just to have it ready in case of emergency?
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>>1209702
Danpei doesn't know that. He just knows Wind Bullets.
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>>1209717
Could we teach it to him?
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>>1209717
Lame, super lame.

Ok then instead have a meet up point be in an alley close by
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>>1209722
Maybe, not really worth the time at all though.
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>>1208597

That quest was great
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>>1209735
Wouldn't that give us direct communication with a birds eye view? That seems pretty useful.
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>>1209768
Sure, but you're going to have a VERY limited amount of time you can train coming up.

Don't blame me when you get blown the fuck out because you decided to focus entirely on supplementary stuff when you've already got a giant arsenal of it.
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>>1209775
Fair point.
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>>1209679
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>>1209716
"Me and Kichiro will transform, and go in from the front. You two try to find a way to sneak in, possibly through the windows. Sound good?"

Everyone agrees. You'll regroup once you're inside, after you break the transformation.

"Oh, wait." you say. "Let me cast False Sound on everyone, so I can give out orders. This'll make it easy to meet up."

You do so, and proceed to turn yourself into an older, partygoing version of yourself. You're wearing a salaryman's suit, and your hair is ruffled. You've got the first few buttons of your shirt undone, and the tie around your neck has been loosened. You pull out a pair of shades to wear, even if it's starting to get dark outside. Kichiro does the same, turning into a large tatted thuggish man. He's wearing the same clothes he usually does, and it works quite well.

Your allies head around the back, and the two of you start to wait in line. You're trying to get yourself into the acting mood, so that the bouncer at the front will let you in. Kichiro elbows your side, and points towards him. "This is an old trick. That clipboard doesn't actually have anything written on it, but if he doesn't think we're cool enough he ain't gonna let us in. So make sure to act tough."

You nod, though you're not sure how tough you'll be able to look like this. Instead, you opt to be a little bit belligerent. Your steps become a bit sloppy, and you're extra careful to slur your words slightly. You've never actually been drunk, but you think you're doing a good enough job. A short while later, you're approaching the front. Kichiro is in front of you, and the bouncer takes one look at him and lets him through.

With a grin on your face, you point a finger gun at the bouncer and fire. "Sup man! Let's get the party started!"

The giant man looks down at you, totally unamused. He scoffs. "Don't think so, bub. Schmuck like you ain't getting in. You're not on the list, see?"

>A. Kick the glass bottle near your feet to the side. When he looks over, use False Place to make your name appear on the list.
>B. Mentally call for Ai's help. She's probably already inside the building. Stall until she arrives.
>C. Taunt the huge man. Maybe if you beat him up, you'll earn his respect.
>D. Write-in
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>>1209878
>A
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>>1209878
>D
"You don't even know my name."
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>>1209878
>>C. Taunt the huge man. Maybe if you beat him up, you'll earn his respect.
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>>1209878
>A. Kick the glass bottle near your feet to the side. When he looks over, use False Place to make your name appear on the list.
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>>1209878
Take a coin or rock from the ground and start to spin it casually. Then do the behind the ear trick with some ninja skills. Then do both hands closed, when he opens up our hand and sees the coin or rock crushed. Give him a kind of cockyed assured look. Then without a slurred voice say 'its a bisuness meeting, you understand.'
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>>1209878
>C. Taunt the huge man. Maybe if you beat him up, you'll earn his respect.
When in doubt, cause a scene.

Man that voice genjutsu would have been good for this.
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>>1209878
>C. Taunt the huge man. Maybe if you beat him up, you'll earn his respect.
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>>1209932
Aren't we supposed to be playing as a smart MC? Wtf is this?
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>>1209942
we can't into acting cool
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>>1209942
Anons always RP as smart as they can, regardless of the character.

Too bad as smart as they can isn't very.
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>>1209943
It's worse than that, we're causing a scene and drawing attention to ourselves when it's completely unnecessary
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>>1209942
The list is blank jackass. He'll know if a name appears on it.
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>>1209878
>>A. Kick the glass bottle near your feet to the side. When he looks over, use False Place to make your name appear on the list.
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>>1209878
>D. Bribe your way in
Smarter, no scene, no bullshit.
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>>1209940
Changing to D.

D. Use false sound to ask Kichiro to help us get in.
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>>1209964
This guy makes a point. Lets bribe his ass.
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>>1209980
why not just ask Ai, usually if a guy is with a girl they get in easy
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>>1209987
Ai has the social skills of a brick.
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>>1209980
No faith in Ai anon?
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>>1209996
the girl just has to be hot
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>>1209878
>D. Bribe him.
Gonna agree with the other anons. Quick, easy and unnoticeable.
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>>1209878
>B. Mentally call for Ai's help. She's probably already inside the building. Stall until she arrives.
deleted my older vote and changed to B
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>>1209878
>D. Write-in

"You don't even know my name, here I think I have it written here somewhere." Take a note and shove it in his hands
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>D. Bribe
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>>1209878
>B. Mentally call for Ai's help. She's probably already inside the building. Stall until she arrives.
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>>1209964
>>1209985
>>1210023
Remember anons, please don't refer to other posts for your vote.

Always quote my post and include

>D. Action

if you're doing a write-in. Makes it easier to keep track of, especially when people are deleting old posts and changing their minds.

Overall it seems like people needed a little more time to think this one out, so I'll do a 10 minute revote.

In this case, quote this post with your answer. I've stated this multiple times in multiple threads.

>>1210023
>>1210028
>>1210043
>>1210044
>>1210046

and these posts are all past the 15 minute time limit. They wouldn't count normally, if I wasn't doing a revote.

>A. False Place
>B. Call for Ai's help with False Sound
>C. Beat him up to try to earn his respect
>D. Bribe him
>E. Write-in
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>>1210052
>B. Call for Ai's help with False Sound
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>>1210052
>D. Bribe him
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>>1210052
>D. Bribe him
Do we even have that much money on hand?
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>>1210052
>D. Bribe him
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>>1210052
>>D. Bribe him
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>>1210052
>B. Call for Ai's help with False Sound
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>>1210064
>>1210052
Can we false place fake cash to bribe him with?
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>>1210064
20-30 bucks usually does it.
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>>1210052
>B. Call for Ai's help with False Sound
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>>1210052
>B
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>>1210072
False Place can only replicate visual sensations, so it wouldn't be able to mimic the feeling of having paper put into your hand. The most you'd be able to do is change the value of a note.

But you've got enough cash, no need to waste your chakra. Not to mention you'd need to do handsigns to do it.
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>>1210052
>D. Bribe him
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>>1209878
>>D. Write-in
Just give him some money. It's what a boring 'salary man' would do to get in I think.
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>>1210052
>D. Bribe him
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>>1210052
>>D. Bribe him
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>>1210101
Initially, you panic slightly. You weren't quite expecting that he'd judge you so harshly, just based on your appearance. Do salarymen really get no respect in this world? Sighing, you reach into your pocket and pull out your wallet. The bouncer raises an eyebrow.

You pull out a six 1000 ryo notes (roughly 50 USD) and place them into his hand. You lower your shades, and grumble. "Hey, I've got friends waiting on the inside. How about you just put me on the list, and I won't have to start making a scene. I wanna relax after work, yeah? Surely you understand that.."

The bouncer takes your money, and chuckles. "Ah, wait, I think I see your name. My mistake, I was thinking you were someone way dumber. Go right on in."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JflsBihO_MQ

Immediately, your senses are assaulted in various ways. Most notably is the loud, thumping music ringing in your skull. On the dance floor, a square grid flashes with rainbow colored lights. Various machines in the rafters pour fog into the area, probably going with some sort of Mist theme. The huge room has dozens, if not a hundred or more patrons. Most are dancing in rhythm on the dance floor, but there's a number of circular booths spread out on the sides. There's an open door with a set of stairs leading up to the next floor, as well. You imagine there's also a basement somewhere, if you had to guess. The long bar to the left has a skimpily dressed waitresses going in and out with food and drinks, indicating there's a kitchen behind it.

You step past him, and Kichiro is waiting for you near the entrance. He looks back. "What was the hold up, eh?"

It's necessary to shout just to hear each other.

With your hands in your pockets, you shrug. "Had to pay him outta pocket. I should've turned into a big tatted guy like you."

Your friend laughs, and starts to walk forward. "Whatever. Call the others, tell 'em to meet us by the bar."

Using False Sound, you mentally communicate with Ai and Shikadai and ask them to do so. A few minutes later, you see them approaching from across the dance floor. Shikadai looks more or less like a much younger version of his dad, and Ai seems to be a young woman in her twenties in a black miniskirt. Her normally stoic fashion makes her seem like a typical, bitchy club girl in many ways. You suppose that magazine she's been reading has helped her with her human transformations.
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>>1210083
Are the "false" jutsu for each sense?
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>>1210201
>pdate] [Auto] 8
Kichiro orders a shot of liquor, and slams it back. Shikadai shakes his head. "Don't forget, we're not actually here to party. We'll hang out for the night, look around for any sort of clues that this is a Jashinist facility. For now, let's just lay low. Look for anything incriminating."

Ai brushes her hair behind her ears. "We didn't find anything in the upper floors. Just typical storage for a place like this."

>A. We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now.
>B. I'll try to sneak into the kitchen. You guys should look for a basement, if you can.
>C. If we can get the sprinkler system to turn on, we could clear people out of here and start an investigation. Me and Kichiro will get to work on that. Ai, Shikadai, watch for any notable Jashinists who might try to escape. We might lose an important suspect, but it reduces the risk of injury.
>D. If this is a recruitment facility, this means they'll be on the lookout for anyone who stands out. I'll try to Kichiro, let's go start a fight and see if we can get recruited. You two watch our backs.
>E. Write-in
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>>1210210
>>A. We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now.
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>>1210210
Use the temple of nirvana jutsu and search once everyone's knocked out
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>>1210201
>Shikadai looks more or less like a much younger version of his dad
So, the same as he usually does but with black eyes?
>>1210210
>D. If this is a recruitment facility, this means they'll be on the lookout for anyone who stands out. I'll try to Kichiro, let's go start a fight and see if we can get recruited. You two watch our backs.
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>>1210210
>>A. We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now.
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>>1210210
>B. I'll try to sneak into the kitchen. You guys should look for a basement, if you can.
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>>1210210
>>A. We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now.
Its too early in the investigation to do something drastic
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>>1210234
Switching from this to>>1210226
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>>1210210
>A. We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now.
meet back at the bar in an hour or two
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>>1210226
supporting this
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>>1210210
>A. We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now.
We just got here, we shouldn't go crazy right off the bat. For all we know no one important shows up before midnight.
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>>1210226
>>1210245
>>1210252
You observe and analyze before taking action anons. Don't go in blind.
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>>1210226
>>1210245
>>1210252

These votes aren't going to be counted.

Quote my original post.

>D. Use the temple of nirvana jutsu and search once everyone's knocked out

Is the proper way to do it. I just mentioned this again.
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>>1210272
>wahh counting is hard
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>>1210210
>A. We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now.
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>>1210284
It's not when I just don't count your vote for not following the rules I just told you about.

Makes it easy for me.
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>>1210272
>D. Use the temple of nirvana jutsu and search once everyone's knocked out
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>>1210284
>I can't understand what QM's do, the post.
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>>1210284
Well if you just wanna throw out suggestions and not actual votes, that's all you.
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>>1210272
my bad minmin
>D. Use the temple of nirvana jutsu and search once everyone's knocked out
>>1210284
>antagonizing the QM
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>>1210317
It's no big deal. It just gets complicated if everyone starts doing this.

I'll start putting it on the OP from now on.
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>>1210317
>antagonizing the QM
It's fine to antagonize some QM's anon. Mini just doesn't deserve that kind of treatment.
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>>1210284
>wahh I can't follow simple instructions
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>>1210210
>>A. We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now.
Lets find someone we can isolate for interrogation. If we were going to put everyone to sleep immediately we wouldn't have really needed to have snuck in.
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>>1210290

"We should try to talk to people, see what they have to say about the place. Everyone, let's just mingle for now."

Kichiro's face starts to turn a bit red, the alcohol pumping into him rather quickly. He might look much older right now, but he's still only fourteen. He throws his hands up. "LET'S GOOO" and rushes off into the dance floor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaE20aXxCz4

Shikadai sighs. "I'll try to keep an eye on him. It's probably good we've got him to act like this. Jashinists look for egotistical personalities in general. I imagine they'll try to recruit him soon."

You give him a thumbs up, and turn to Ai. "We should split up. Sound good?"

She holds up a tiny black purse, and shakes her head. "This isn't my usual environment. I feel I'd like the necessary...demeanor, to make progress for the mission. I suppose this is an area of kunoichi skill I've neglected."

Considering how she's completely talented at almost everything else, it makes you laugh. "Well, just stick close to me then. I don't think I'm all that cool either, so we'll have to try to work together."

Taking her arm, you pull her around to the booths and try to talk with the people standing around and having drinks. Shikadai seems to be a decent job mingling with some girls, and Kichiro is crushing it on the dance floor. You guess, at least. You're not sure if he's attempting to act like your typical drunk idiot, or if that's what he's doing. Either way, it's a good job.

Most people seem to ignore you initially, but when they see Ai on your arm they give you a little more respect. All she does is remain quiet, only responding when directly engaged. Even then she's totally confused, and tends to look the other way. Somehow, this seems to work to your advantage. People assume that if you've gotten in with a cute girl who's socially frigid, you must be a real charmer yourself. Soon enough, you're laughing and joking with a couple of club goers. One is an exceedingly thin man, covered in tattoos. He's got a blue mowhawk, and his girlfriend is squat and blonde, with various streaks of color going through.

They laugh at one of your cornier jokes, probably because they're drunk. The squat girl pushes the conversation in a different direction.
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"So, like, how did you two meet?"

You scratch the side of your face. "Uh, through work. She works in the same office I do. But hey, enough about us. You two seem like you know the deal. This club's pretty..jumpin. Where can I meet the big man in charge, huh?"

The guy with the blue mowhawk scoffs. "Jumpin'? Heh, you need some work, guy. I dunno if you're ready to meet 'em. What makes you think you're tough enough to handle the big leagues 'round here, even if you got a pretty girl?"

>A. I can dance like a madman
>B. I'm a master martial artist
>C. I'm richer than you could ever hope to be, scuz.
>D. Use False sound to communicate with Ai. Tell her to distract the girl, while you take the man to the bathroom and use Interrogation Jutsu.
>E. Write-in
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>>1210506
>E. Write-in
I'm a real charmer, I can hang in the "big leagues," don't worry.
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>>1210506
>A. I can dance like a madman

I am willing to bet we might be able to improvise some breakdancing using our martial arts
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>>1210506
>E. I'm stubborn enough to get her aren't I?
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>>1210506
>B. I'm a master martial artist
Hopefully this isn't writing a check we can't cash.
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>>1210506
>>D. Use False sound to communicate with Ai. Tell her to distract the girl, while you take the man to the bathroom and use Interrogation Jutsu.
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>>1210506
>>C. I'm richer than you could ever hope to be, scuz.
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>>1210544
>>1210551
Doesn't fit salaryman at all
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>>1210543
this is the safest option so this
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>>1210559
Well breakdancing isn't impressive enough to actually mean anything to anybody. People with abilities and resources are actually kind of important to the Jashinists.
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>>1210559
Depends on the paygrade. We could be the naive rich-boy who got a high-paying job through nepotism. It fit's with our hot but uninterested girlfriend. We even bribed our way in here!

>>1210506
>C. I'm richer than you could ever hope to be, scuz.
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>>1210506
Backing this >>1210535
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>>1210506
>C. I'm richer than you could ever hope to be, scuz.
They'll hate us, but it'll be a useful hate.
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>>1210506
>E. Write-in
I'm a real charmer, I can hang in the "big leagues," don't worry.
>I'm stubborn enough to get her aren't I?

These are pretty good, and they fit slightly more with the salaryman schtick than the other options.
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>>1210506
>C. I'm richer than you could ever hope to be, scuz.
"You misunderstand me, I'm here for business, not work. My name's Kobayashi Takeda, I work import export and I pull a lotta ryo. lThat sound like something your boss'd be interested in?"
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>>1210640
>Kobayashi Takeda
>Not Sosuke Hinamori
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>>1210658
should've wrote it in. I'm coming up dry thinking of a backstory on the fly. We should've added some tattoo if we were impersonating a yakuza guy.
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>>1210662
If Takeshi gets another summon it should be moths.
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>>1210662
>We should've added some tattoo if we were impersonating a yakuza guy.

We should be like that one guy from a scene in Outrage, where you think he's just some dumb drunk businessman getting conned, but then find out he's a drunk and kinda foolish Yakuza guy.
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>>1210640
"Hey, I'm stubborn enough to get her, aren't I?"

Next to you, Ai, in her current form as a tall drink of water, blushes. She likely doesn't realize her passive attitude is considered even more desirable. The squat blonde woman shrugs her shoulders, as if to say you have a point.

Mowhawk shakes his head, and scoffs. "Calm down, scuz. We got no shortage a' pretty girls in the bossman's business. That's not quite what I was meaning. What do you bring to the table? See, my man's quite sensitive. If he thinks I'm wasting his time, it's more my head than yours, see?"

You take off your glasses, and glare at him. "I'm richer than you could ever hope to be, scuz. Let me just say I'm enough of a charmer to handle the big leagues. Imports, exports, that sorta thing."

The squat woman scoffs. "With a suit like that? Get real."

Ai leans down, and looks them in the eye. "He bought my dress, honey."

The little woman crosses her arms, and groans. "I bet he pays to take it offa' ya' too, ho."

Ai snaps back a little bit, and you feel her grip tighten on you. Based on her history, you can't imagine she likes being insulted like this. Even still, she simply holds up a frigid glare. Thankfully, it adds to your image, despite her embarrassment. Mowhawk laughs. "Now now, ladies. Let's all get along. Here, I'll take you to bossman, how 'bout that? You can talk specific figures, he'll decide whether or not you're worthy. Better not be wasting our time though, I'll have to skin ya', eh?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h5snZTfoEA

You doubt that he's joking about that part. Either way, you agree, and he leads you to one of the circular booths. You'd been completely unable to see before, due to a small crowd of built men and attractive women. The group parts and allows you to enter, and the scent of smoke and liquor fills your nostrils. On the glass table is a set of various knives, and several powdery, white substances. There's a collection of various drugs to suit anyone's preference.

Your eyes draw upwards to the center of the booth. Much to your surprise, there is no large, intimidating 'bossman.'

There is only a skinny teenager named Shozuku. He is shirtless, wearing tight black pants. There's a full length katana seated next to him, even closer than the carefree women surrounding him. You're glad that you've still got your transformation.
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>>1210737

Mentally, you ask Ai to remain calm, and let you do the talking. You can only begin to imagine how she's feeling right now, though, that's not to say you don't have your own share of emotional investment. Here he is, the source of all the pain you've seen.

Shozuku grins, in an exceedingly wooden fashion. The corners of his mouth raise, but there isn't a hint of joy in his dark eyes. "Sit down." he says.

You and Ai do so. Your heartbeat is quickening, as the adrenaline starts to pump through your body. You call out to Shikadai and Kichiro. We've found him! We're at one of the circular booths, the one in a center position in the back!! Stand by and observe!

You don't want to look around to make sure they're there, as there's no telling how much detail this boy could be reading into. You start, smiling. "Hey there. My name's Kobayashi Takeda."

Shozuku nods, leaning forward on the hilt of his sword. You note that his eyes are bloodshot, probably from any number of chemicals. "Right. My man told me you were fairly wealthy. If you'd like to make a sensible investment, I'm sure I could supply you with anything you might need from the darker side of life."

It's increasingly unnerving to watch him attempt to be friendly. Shozuku waves a hand across the table. "Drugs. Illegal weapons. Hired thugs. Tell me, what are you looking to buy? Or maybe, you'd like to be more deeply involved in my organization.."

He looks over at Ai, and winks. You can feel her shudder.

>A. I want to get in on the drug trade
>B. I was hoping to hire some of your thugs.
>C. Tell me about these illegal weapons.
>D. I want to become a part of your 'organization.' Tell me about it.
>E. Tell Kichiro to leap in and bash his head on the table.
>F. Tell Shikadai to use the Shadow Possession Jutsu, and then break your transformation. Try to cut his head off.
>G. Write-in
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>>1210745
>B. I was hoping to hire some of your thugs.
>C. Tell me about these illegal weapons.

>G. Drugs and trade? That's easy, but muscle, good muscle? Not so much. Especially with the war happening taking people I could have used and getting them dead over "rights" and "rules." That said I'd need to see them before we come to a, mutually beneficial arrangement.
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>>1210745
>A. I want to get in on the drug trade
"weapons and thugs aren't really my thing. I know people with monet that have an itch they need to scratch and are willing to pay up for it, so I just need the stuff to sell to them and I'll make a killing"
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>>1210745
>A
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>>1210745
>D. I want to become a part of your 'organization.' Tell me about it.
Instead of 'become part of' how about 'work with?'
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>>1210745
>B. I was hoping to hire some of your thugs.

They're hurting for recruits that are worth a damn, and they need money and connections. They think we can offer both of those, and we're unlikely to step on their toes. Our part (in character) is to hire toughs for protection and get an entrance to their territory.

We're in way over our heads meeting Shozuku right now. Where's ANBU when you need him? We're not intelligence work guys.
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>>1210745
>A. I want to get in on the drug trade
>B. I was hoping to hire some of your thugs.
>C. Tell me about these illegal weapons.
All business.
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>>1210763
This. Once people hit a certain income threshold, they seem to start craving copious amounts of cocaine and whores.
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>>1210781
No one was expecting him to be the man who personally recruits people.

Naruto misjudged him to be a cowardly leader, expecting him to go deeper into hiding after getting several of his captains killed/captured.

Shozuku responded to losing a battle by doubling down and stepping forward instead.
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>>1210789
>>1210745
>A. I want to get in on the drug trade
FUCK I CANT FOLLOW RULES
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>>1210789
Yeah, but we're supposed to already have the drugs. We're the yaks, we got money drugs and common thugs galore. Think Gato. We start asking for things we should have and they'll wonder what we're planning on giving in return.
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>>1210797
How widely known is the immortality thing? Would it be weird if we brought it up, or would it be pretty expected for us to know?
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>>1210801
we need more. we obviously starte out small time selling to our office and then word spread and now we don't have enough to go around. and some of the more wealthy people want more exotic drugs, you know?
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>>1210811
You don't exactly know what his 'Organization' is, other than that he clearly deals in armed forces and illegal substances.

If he brings it up it'd be fair game to mention.
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>>1210813
We introduced ourselves as big league guys. We can't turn out to be a small fish or they're going to kick our ass and take our stuff.
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>>1210757
>A. I want to get in on the drug trade
>B. I was hoping to hire some of your thugs.
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>>1210763
>>1210768
>>1210798
Asking for drugs means we are small time guys. not what he wants.
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>>1210745
>>C. Tell me about these illegal weapons.
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>>1210838
Exempt this, instead B and C. Shozuku's main goal is destabilization of all nations, he'd probably be interested if outsiders though the same too.
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>>1210841
And being all "hey let me join your mysterious organization that I know nothing about" definitely won't make him suspicious
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>>1210886
Asking for thugs and weapons is better than either.
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>>1210898
Yeah, but we gotta be skeptical. We've got a lotta toughs, and maybe some missing-nin working for us. We shouldn't appear to be any stranger to violence ourselves.
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>>1210745
>B. I was hoping to hire some of your thugs.
>C. Tell me about these illegal weapons.
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>>1210898
If we're peddling drugs on any scale we already have our own thugs and weapons.
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>>1210918

Maybe we need more.
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>>1210918
Ninjas > average thugs, and with the war going on, we need more weapons and men to protect assets.
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>>1210918
Unusual weapons, maybe then. Big curved swords, knives, chains, that sort of thing is common to gang leaders. Kunai launchers and exploding spheres would be a little out there.
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>>1210927
Or we're looking to expand, drugs first, then more goons, then weapons.

>>1210936
We're bigdick richguy, we already have ninja thugs.

>>1210940
These too.
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>>1210745
>C. Tell me about these illegal weapons.
"I know a few people in need of a regular supply of good steel and can't really go out and get it themselves. Very private people, these guys. I figure we start off with a sample purchase of stars and knives and go up from there, if the goods are good."
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>>1210757
>>1210763
>>1210768
>>1210781
>>1210786
>>1210798
>>1210838
>>1210861
You tap your hand on the glass table, thinking. "I'd be interested in putting towards a considerable investment in this drug trade of yours. Hired thugs, too."

Leaning forward, you grin widely, Thankfully you've still got your shades on, or he might notice how similar you still look to him. "Hell, I think I want it all. I've been a businessman for a while now, but it's been getting boring, frankly. Drugs, hired guns, illegal weapons, I'm interested in it all."

Shozuku nods. "I see. You want to take advantage of the instability here. Well, I'm certainly not one to judge. For some, this whole situation's a hellish experience. For others, it's just an opportunity. Wanna be a big crime boss like in the movies, right?"

You nod, slowly. "Yeah. Something like that."

The pale boy leans down, and snorts a line of powder off the table. He tilts his head up, and slaps his knee before cackling. It's so strange to think of him as being the same age as you, when his personality is totally contrary to everything a kid is. Behind your sunglasses you're rather shocked, but you just hold a somewhat cocky smile. Shozuku grins and wipes his nose, rubbing his knee hard. "I like it! I like man who sees the world as it is, not as he'd like it to be. If you're as wealthy as you say, I could certainly use your support. You live in this city, I guess?"

You nod. "That's right. I want to make it my territory. Clear out all these petty little gangs, and get something serious going."

Shozuku reaches under the table, and sets a suitcase down. Entering a padlocked combination, he flips it open, and you're presented with what seems to be a rough, mechanical version of Anzai's Chakra rifle. Shozuku holds it up.

"This is a steam-powered pistol. Cartridges of compressed air fire out senbon, laced with poison. It's highly illegal, considering how easy it is to mass produce." He points upwards, and fires. Sure enough, a needle is blasted out silently. Much like the invention of the crossbow, your head is spinning with the technological ramifications of such a weapon. Sure it'd still be impossible to draw a bead on your average shinobi, but for general conflicts, this could change the world. A bead of sweat drops down your forehead."

"Wow.." you say. "So, you could send me some men equipped with these things. They'd be able to protect my..traders?"

Shozuku nods. "That's right. Just show me the money, and we're all set."

You scratch your chin. "I've also got some business partners who might be interested in this sort of exchange."
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>>1210986

The boy puts the gun back into the suitcase. "The more the merrier. Now, enough business. Let's get to know each other, eh?"

He holds out a hand, again. It seems he wants you to pick something from the table. Possibly as a point of proof of your illicit nature.

>A. Take one of the hand-rolled, funny looking cigarettes.
>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
>C. Tell him you're good. He doesn't have to worry that you're a ninja at all.
>D. Write-in
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>>1210995
>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
Can't be getting TOO inebriated during a 'business' meeting, eh?
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>>1210995
>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.

Maybe make something up about having a lung problem.
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>>1210995
>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
We've got places to be after this
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>>1210995
>>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
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>>1210995
>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
we don't eat our profits, we're a businessman through and through
>D. it'll take me a day or so to get my partners and the money together, should we schedule another meeting, say, tomorrow night?
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>>1210995
>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
A boss who consumes his own product or other products failed as a drug dealer
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>>1210995
>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
"I've seen what that shit can do to people." Deadpan, then laugh and say you make a point of not using what you sell.
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>>1210995
>>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
A boss who takes his own product soon has no product and no money. It's a sucker's game.
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>>1210995
420 blaze it
yolooooooo

>A
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>>1210995
>>D. Write-in
Whoah whoah whoah. Is this a henge test? Can we interact with these objects without blowing our cover?
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>>1210995
>B. Tell him you prefer to stick to liquor.
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>>1211004
>>1211011
>>1211012
>>1211013
>>1211014
>>1211019
>>1211021
"I prefer to stick to liquor. I've seen what stuff like that can do people, and I'd like to keep a clear head. How about you give me a day or so, to get the money and the boys together. We could meet somewhere tomorrow night, huh?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt4Xx3vX3Lg

The boy chuckles, and cocks his head. "You're not a coward, are you? You've gotta know how your men are going to kill, spread this shit around, ruin lives."

Shozuku's eyes narrow. "No. I need some sort of proof that you're willing to keep your word, and most importantly, that you're not a ninja. I'm sure you're well aware that shinobi can take on various forms, and have been trained in the art of infiltration extensively. One solution for me, as a 'businessman' as you've put it, is to reach across this table and slap the shit out of you. Option two, is to see you partake in something illegal. Now, you can either take a drag, or.."

He pulls out the gun again, and sets it on the table. "Fire this into the crowd. I need some sort of confirmation that you're not just another coward. You want to be the big man about town? You gotta fucking act the part."

The devilish young man keeps staring, an adrenaline-fueled, drug crazed intensity that tells you he's not going to relent.

Your heart is pounding.

>A. Take the gun. Point it at him and start hammering the trigger.
>B. Take the gun. Mentally tell Kichiro to slam his head into the table, as you point into the crowd.
>C. Take the gun. Tell Ai to throw a kunai at Shozuku's face while you point it at the crowd.
>D. Take the gun. Tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession while he's distracted, and then fire it into his face repeatedly.
>E. Take a drag of the funny cigarette to satisfy him. There's no telling what's actually in there, and how it could affect you.
>F. Break your transformation. See if you can surprise him by suddenly facing him head on.
>G. Write-in
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>>1211032
no, cause Kichiro drank some earlier
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>>1211102
Guys, the gun is probably loaded with blanks, and if hes suspicious he probably has some kind of backup against ambushes.
>Fire into the crowd.
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>>1211102
>>D. Take the gun. Tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession while he's distracted, and then fire it into his face repeatedly.
welp, time to go loud
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>>1211102
>G. Write-in
Fire it into the crowd. Try to aim at big guys while not looking like your aiming at anything.

Welcome to the black ops ninja life, motherfucker.
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>>1211102
>G. Tell Shikadai to "take" the bullet, but not get hit by it.
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>>1211118
But anon, why would he give us a gun that we could shoot him with?
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>>1211102
>G. Write-in
Take the gun, use the false sound jutsu to make him think we fired it and have Kichiro or Shikadia go into the crowd and pretend to be hit by it.
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>>1211102
>>1211120
this
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>>1211102
>>B. Take the gun. Mentally tell Kichiro to slam his head into the table, as you point into the crowd.
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>>1211127
Do we want to take the chance that they won't notice the handseals, given that they're ninja?
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>>1211102
>D. Take the gun. Tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession while he's distracted, and then fire it into his face repeatedly.
shits about to get real in here
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>>1211102
>G. Write In.
>Tell all of your teammates to ready an ambush. Say they'll know the signal when they hear it. Then fire into the crowd.
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>>1211122
good point
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>>1211136
False sound doesn't need handseals.
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>>1211102
>B. Take the gun. Mentally tell Kichiro to slam his head into the table, as you point into the crowd.
Depending how quickly we can solve this we can actually shoot at Kichiro and heal him once we finish this, do you think we'd have enough time?
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>>1211136
Eh well I just rechecked when he fired it earlier and it was silent anyway.
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>>1211144
alright, you got me there, but they might notice that no senbon came out of the gun. If Shozuku has a sensor type working with him now we could all end up buried.

We need to talk about infiltration training after this.
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>>1211144
>>1211151
It takes handsigns for the initial cast, but now that it's in effect, you can use the effects at will. If you wanted to change targets, you'd have to recast it, though.
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>>1211102
we shoulda 530 blazed it guys

now he's gonna make sure we get the anti ninja cig

>B
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>>1211102
>>G. Write-in
>Fire it into the crowd. Try to aim at big guys while not looking like your aiming at anything.
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We're outing ourselves, and Kichiro doing that undoes his henge.
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>>1211102
>>G. Get shikadai to possess him and jet sword his head in half
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On the upside, a gun that can rapid fire poison senbon sounds almost useful for our style of fighting.
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>>1211209
but how many of the people inside the club are Jashinists?
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>>1211114
We just saw him fire a real senbon with it
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>>1211216
>inb4 literally all of them
Mini was SOM all along.
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>>1211218
Unless it's poisoned it won't do any lasting damage.

>>1211216
hence aiming for big guys.
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>>1211225
It's poisoned.
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>>1211225
What if we hit someone in the spine or eye?

or dick
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>>1211221
>nb4 literally all of them

It's like the opening of Blade with the vampire night club.
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>>1211231
hit the girl who insulted us when she introduced us. She's in on it. or the guy.
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>>1211236
You can't pick individual people out of the huge crowd. Even if you get a a bead on someone it's highly likely someone's just going to get in the way.
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>>1211102
>D. Take the gun. Tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession while he's distracted, and then fire it into his face repeatedly.
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>>1211235
>It's like the opening of Blade with the vampire night club.
Does that make Ai Blade?
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Were just gonna have to swallow our morals for a bit. We have a really good "In" here. Would be a shame to waste it.
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>>1211244
For all we know its a clone talking to us. That would be what I would do if I were doing introductions.
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Going to do a 10 minute revote since people seem a bit conflicted. Narrowing down the choices a bit.

>A. Just take a hit of the funny cigarette, though you have no idea what's in it
>B. Fire the gun into the crowd of innocent people.
>C. Mentally tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession, and fire at Shozuku.
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>>1211102
>G. Take the gun. Point it at the crowd. Pull the trigger. Pray it's loaded with blanks.
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>>1211268
>B. Fire the gun into the crowd of innocent people.
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>>1211250
He won't necessarily trust you after this.

Any time you meet him afterwards, he's going to be in his own environment. Surrounded by guards in one of his own complexes. This is just a simple test to him.

>>1211277
It is not loaded with blanks. You will kill people, or seriously injure them.
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>>1211268
>C. Mentally tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession, and fire at Shozuku.
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>>1211268
I think we're in a disadvantageous position if we try to engage now, and we can't walk out of here. He might do the cigarette after the gun, but we gotta try to keep our cover anyway. Harden your heart.

>B. Fire the gun into the crowd of innocent people.
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>>1211268
>B. Fire the gun into the crowd of innocent people.
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>>1211283
Still better than him being even more wary of spies.
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>>1211268
>B. Fire the gun into the crowd of innocent people.
Gotta break a few eggs if you plan on ripping your face off.
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>>1211268
>>B. Fire the gun into the crowd of innocent people.
we black-ops now
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>>1211268
>C. Mentally tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession, and fire at Shozuku.
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>>1211268
>B. Fire the gun into the crowd of innocent people.
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>>1211268
>C. Mentally tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession, and fire at Shozuku.
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>>1211268
>>C. Mentally tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession, and fire at Shozuku.
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>>1211102
>G. Fire at one of his henchmen
We know the rumors, and its a bold move.
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>>1211296
Reminder you were specifically instructed to limit civilian casualties. And there is another way to gain his trust without killing people.
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>>1211268
>A
you guys are going to literally murder people rather than 640 blazing it

what the actual fuck

you lunatics
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>>1211268
A

Surprised at how many people are just overlooking the nonlethal option
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>>1211320
You promised that we'd be above Current Nalt and Sauce, we have to seize that initiative. We're MC Yung Aizen now.
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>>1211268
>>A. Just take a hit of the funny cigarette, though you have no idea what's in it
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>>1211268
Delete my vote, revoting as
>C. Mentally tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession, and fire at Shozuku.
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>>1211320
Yes, but it was likely laced with poisons meant specifically to fuck up chakra flow.
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>>1211326
There's a chance that the cigarette is a poison or a psychadelic, either of which will fuck this mission pretty dry. Way I look at it, these civilians were a tragedy caused by shitty intel.
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>>1211268
>A. Just take a hit of the funny cigarette, though you have no idea what's in it
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>>1211268
>C. Mentally tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession, and fire at Shozuku
Wtf is wrong with you B voters?
>>1211320
Despite how clearly bad the B option is, its pretty shitty as a QM to talk people out of their vote
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>>1211349
what civilians? they were all terrorists.
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>>1211268
>C. Mentally tell Shikadai to use Shadow Possession, and fire at Shozuku
Tempted between this or a hit, just not B
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>>1211367
They're clubgoers, not killer maniacs. This is not going to be a mission Takeshi walks away from.
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>>1211320
Anything for the mission.

Anything
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>>1211349
The way everyone else looks at it, these civilians were a tragedy caused by you murdering them. Good luck keeping Ai or Kichiro on the team. Good luck ever getting a mission again.
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>>1211381
They're clubgoers in a club owned by a terrorist. Ergo, they are terrorists.
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>>1211387
>Good luck ever getting a mission again.
Didn't Sasuke murder like, 50 samurai who were trying to protect their home, along with the de facto leader of the Leaf? And then subsequently turn himself into God in an effort to kill the Hero of the World and the Five Kage, along with the pacified Bijuu?
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>>1211387
You've gotta be shitting me. The same village that put us through the grinder called the Forest of Death, which by the way, got a lot of dumb kids killed, is going to retire us over some civilians?
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>>1211388
That's not how association works. People can go into a business without supporting the owner's worldview.
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>>1211328
What are you talking about? It's the first option.

>>1211344
Why is it likely laced with poison? Why is the gun filled with blanks?

This is retarded, and contrary to almost every choice you've made in this quest so far.

>>1211349
There's nothing intel has told you that has been correct.

>>1211362
Well, a lot of people are giving really ridiculous reasons for WHY their vote is being picked.

I'd hate for people to be seriously asshurt.

>>1211367
No, they are all civilians.

End of thread. Going to give people another chance to look at the information in front of them, and make a choice based on that instead of a lot of assumptions.

Next time I run everyone will get the chance to vote again, after considering this. If you REALLY want to do this, I'm not going to stop you, but you should be aware of WHY you're doing this.

If you REALLY want to, do it next thread.

>>1211388
You are going to get blown the fuck out if you think this is a suitable excuse for killing people. Naruto is your Hokage.

Like I said, end of thread. I was going to end it with the next post anyways.
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>>1211387
Good luck escaping. Offing Shozuku means we and our team die to his guards. Taking a hit means tripping balls while Shozuku kills us himself.

One deliberate casualty is worth not having dozens as collateral, or do you think the Jashinists WON'T go murder crazy when shit goes down?
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>>1211411
>Naruto is your Hokage.
#notmyHokage.
Memes aside though, I think we need to get deeper involved with Shozuku's operation before we make a major move. Maybe I'm just overplanning it though.
Sorry for shitting up the thread with others Mini.

>>1211410
Someone's never been in the 70's-80's CIA.
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>>1211432
Why would he kill you when you're complying with what he asked?

This entire choice is based on assumptions that have no logic behind them.

>>1211438
You are absolutely overplanning it by several steps.
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You know what would be smart? Take the gun, check to see if it's loaded in case he's doing a test on us, and if we see that it is we just unload into this guys kneecaps.
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>>1211432
You're being fucking retarded. Our team is more than capable of taking these guards on. Really I just think you're doing everything you can to justify being edgy because you think it'd be cool.
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>>1211411
Thank for running.

Now, let's talk about why we should shoot one of his henchmen.
>1) We don't smoke the cigarette or kill a civilian
Avoids the bad things both don't want.
>2) We take control of the situation
Don't let him decide our choices
>3) We can play it off
We "heard the rumors", and sating our curiosity is worth more than the heat of killing some guys wife. That's a waste of pay-off money and a pretty face.
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So.
Risk self harm with drug and therafter
Risk principles and reputations with civilian slaughter
or risk the operation with pinning for bigboss.

Gonna have to go A
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>>1211432
I think you aren't 100% certain that the cigs are ninja killers, or that chakra inhibiting drugs even exist. But you're willing to murder people to not take the risk. Who is going to accept that reasoning?

>>1211409
We're deliberately disobeying our orders to limit civilian casualties by killing them ourselves.

>>1211405
We aren't Sasuke.
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Just do some drugs, mang.
If we gotta shoot someone, shoot kichiro while he's transformed or something, or close enough and have him fake it.
Simple as that. Why would we ever kill random people?
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I don't get why people aren't voting B.
Hes the leader of the organization.
We've got a fucking golden chance to end him .
Only thing i was worried about was if it was loaded with blanks but mini straight said it wasn't.

Fuck, changing out of our transformation if he breaks out would be a big enough surprise to land a mortal hole in his head.
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>>1211411
The problem is, everyone considers the two options a trap. It makes sense that at this point the one option a ninja would avoid is a casualty. Therefore, trap the narcotics and have the super important person you're talking to be a clone.

Frankly, if neither of those things are true. Shozuku is a fucking shit planner.
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>>1211444
>You are absolutely overplanning it by several steps.
One day soon, Takeshi will be able to outkeikakku any opponent.

Thanks for running anyway Mini.

>>1211464
>We aren't Sasuke.
Other, still living/active ninja have certainly killed civilians though, but we're not in that era anymore.

>>1211466
We can still not do the drugs though.
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>>1211447
>>1211445
>>1211454
Attacking Shozuku isn't an option. A fight with mister DEATH ACID DRAGON in a crowded nightclub will be a goddamn MASSACRE!

We either smoke up or shoot someone. If we smoke up we might have a serious problem on our hands if our concentration slips. Shooting someone does nothing to us but on the other hand injures or kills random people.

Our best bet is probably taking the drugs. We've got decentish poison resistance, we know medical ninjutsu that might get it out of us with a quick "bathroom break", and we've got our team to attempt some sort of distraction or ploy if we need to get out fast.
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>>1211444
It's heavily implied that the hit will out us as legit if we take it, immediately after Shozuko brought up transformation. Maybe it wasn't intentional, but Shozuko trusting the hit because it's "illegal" is the dumbest thing I've heard from him so far. As if it beong illegal would stop a dedicated shinobi.
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>>1211468
We're weaker than him in every way except smarts. He already suspects we might be a ninja so the chance of a sneak attack is 0.
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>>1211468
Our golden chance to end him is just as good right now as it would be after shooting an innocent person.
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>>1211481
I didn't say we should shoot Shozuku. I said we should shoot one of his bodyguards.
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>>1211481
>quick "bathroom break"
He'll probably force us to sit until it takes effect though, that's what I would do if I were a drug dealer courting new partners.
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>>1211468
plus he's a Jashinist mate.
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>>1211484
Totally agree. And it would also totally make sense for Shozuku to be a clone or someone else transformed, with him nearby directing the clone/transformed nin.
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>>1211468
But B is all about shooting the random schmucks dancing around on the floor though, can't quite see how that ends him
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>>1211484
>>1211498
or he could be bluffing us
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>>1211478
We are in that era, as our Hokage is going to find out very quickly. Shozuku isn't the final boss, that will be the ninja war later on.
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>>1211472
So you're trying to meta you way through? Not good. Look at what's in front of you and stop making assumptions based on no evidence.

I have consistently said from the start I design my encounters to specially fuck over meta planning. This is why I'm trying to get people to stop.
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>QM throws out the results of votes he doesn't like while trying to convince anons to vote for what he wants
That's not how QMing works m8
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>>1211500
...what POSSIBLE reason could he have for that?
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>>1211503
To be fair to Mini, this is probably more derailing than a Spanish conductor, and he didn't expect this outcome.

There's your (You), get out.
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I think we should take the hit, it's supposed to prove that whoever takes it is trustable thus it can't be something that horribly fucks up the person using it, if only because that would make doing business with that person pretty damn hard
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Shozuku has given us an option shoot into a crowd, or take a hit.

Why don't we just ignore both, act offended at being tested, and nope the fuck out of here like a rich, spoiled brat would?
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>>1211502
That's not meta, that's perfectly valid, perfectly "Takeshi" reasoning. "It's what I would do in his position, I must assume he's done something similar."
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>>1211502
What? No. That is not Meta planning. That is planning planning. It is planning around a intelligent, dangerous terrorist organization who it would be assumed would take sensible precautions against assassination and infiltration.

And why would there be evidence of a covert trap designed to take you by surprise? These assumptions, yes. But they are reasonable assumptions about incredibly easy preventative measures.
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>>1211525
Because that's the same thing as trying to shoot him. He's going to stab us and take our stuff if we look weak. That's not a Jashinist thing, that's a criminal underworld thing.
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>>1211516
To be even more fair he should be prepared to write any option that he includes in a vote. It wasn't even a write-in. I don't want it to happen but last time I checked quests are about the decisions made by the players.
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>>1211510
Because if a ninja refuses to take them, they are going to strike at him. He can kill them without regret. If a true business person is just leery but under threat of hurt, would do it.


>If is ninja, refuses to take drugs, meaning he either kills people and is not Mist or Leaf based, or tries to attack me and I kill him.
>If is not ninja, I have dirt on him regardless of what happens.


Basically he's playing on innate shinobi paranoia and metagaming. We have not seen anything like this at the flower shop, and an inhalant that disrupt chakra would be used by everyone, because it is hax. So either he has bullshit resources or is bluffing.


>>1211525
Because he'd kill us.


>>1211503
When you see literally everyone making shit up to support a decision, it's time to stop.
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>>1211536
Wait fuck it was a write in for the first vote. Well it's still a valid option that isn't happening just because mini won't let it.
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>>1211525
You actually make a good fucking point. Looking offended and telling him to fuck off. We don't wanna fuck our head up during business talk and who the hell wants to get a murder pinned on them for some business. We'll just find some other supplier.


>>1211528
My thoughts exactly. I'm not sure why Mini is being so antagonistic about this.
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>>1211536
You can still totally make it.

I just don't want people to make it for the wrong reasons, like assuming it's full of blanks, or assuming the cigarette is full of poison.

I am explicitly stating these things are not true.
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>>1211534
We don't have any actual money on us, you know? The thing about fuck you money, is that people with it will say fuck you, and walk away when they don't get their way. It's stupid to do what he wants, so tell him to fuck himself.
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>>1211541
>So either he has bullshit resources
Considering the scope of the Jashinist insurrections, he probably has enough resources to get his hands on whatever illicit he wants, short of Kaguya's breastmilk or Bijuu jenkem.
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>>1211551
Still why the fucking hell would he waste a super rare and powerful resource in common drugs? Drugs he JUST took?
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>>1211549
>giving us knowledge we couldn't possibly know in character so we vote your way
dude stop this is getting embarrassing
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>>1211541
Why would he kill us? What would he gain?
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>>1211550
He doesn't think we're a big time guy anymore. We said the wrong things, and he's never heard of our name before. He's got us pigeonholed into a small fish loser.
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>>1211502
It's not the option you want, Mini, but it does make sense. It IS valid and in character.
>>1211549
And for the record, voting with this information in mind is meta.

Takeshi doesn't know these things.
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>>1211542
There are some decisions which are so bad their consequences fucks over and kills the whole quest, murdering innocents ourselves while teamed up with moral teammates, and ruled over by Ninjesus himself just sounds like one of those decisions
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>>1211549
I'm thinking we just attack him then or take the drugs I guess.

Taking the drugs though is just us waiting for a better opening.
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>>1211560
We displayed weakness and we're a possible leak. He'd take us out and steal our stuff. Standard criminal SOP.
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>>1211561
See
>>1211560
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>>1211557
Bringing his best to the negotiating table, showing his real worth.

As for him taking it, his physiology is kind of abnormal.
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>>1211575
see
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>>1211570
>ruled over by Ninjesus
I knew we should have rolled a Stone/Cloud ninja.
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>>1211572
What fucking criminals do you know? Why would you kill someone for trying to talk a big game when they ain't got shit? And when has he threatened us at all? He's been cordial.
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>>1211570
False.

Ninja are child soldiers and murderers. Civillian casualties are expected, if frowned upon.
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>>1211549
>I just don't want people to make it for the wrong reasons, like assuming it's full of blanks, or assuming the cigarette is full of poison.
>I am explicitly stating these things are not true.
But isn't voting for things with info like this meta voting?
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>>1211588
>Ninja are child soldiers and murderers. Civillian casualties are expected, if frowned upon.
That's not quite as true anymore, thanks to the "Pax Konoha."
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>>1211577
>Bringing his best to the negotiating table, showing his real worth

Wasting something that could fuck up a jonin before they realize they're in shit in drugs that johnny blow gets. Remember this was not a scheduled meeting, So either Shozuku is past batman tier paranoid, stupid, or he's fucking bluffing to fake out other ninja.


>>1211586
>Why would you kill someone for trying to talk a big game when they ain't got shit
Because he's part of a murderer cult who hates cowards and weakling, besides us being an front to his personal creed. He'd make a quick buck off us and our assets.

>>1211588
Naruto, and our team mates would be pissed and we'd get fucked utterly in quest.
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And why do we care if he find us out? He probably already knows because we've been dealing with a teenager for the last ten minutes without batting an eyelash.
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>>1211592
Wouldn't he kidnap us then? I don't get how killing us is to his benefit.
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>>1211591
Which is how you get ninja like Bort, who have all the potential and opportunity in the world and still lose to some nobody average grunt ninja.
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>>1211597
>He probably already knows because we've been dealing with a teenager for the last ten minutes without batting an eyelash.
Dealing with teenagers is pretty standard in Naruto though.
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>>1211597
If the gang members defer to the kid, you listen to the kid. Maybe he's the boss's family, who knows.
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>>1211597
mission is to infiltrate and locate people high up on the chain.
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>>1211601
But there's no war anymore, Naruto fixed it!
Sasuke had the answer closest to right, Naruto should have let him do it, Ninshu is bullshit.
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>>1211605
We literally have the highest possible link on the chain right in front of us as we speak
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>>1211599
He can torture us and steal our shit, either way we're fucked. Weakness gets you dead in the underworld.
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>>1211609
War never changes. There will always be a need for people to do whatever it takes to keep the Leaf safe.
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>>1211589
A bit. My point is that I just don't want people reaching for straws to make a point.

If I have to give you information to be doubly sure of what you want to do, fine. I'd rather give you guys a little more, than have you get fucked over because of assumptions.

If you don't like it, you can just not read the quest.

>>1211605
He is the highest person on the chain. You should know that. I'm starting to think a fair bit of people here are just trolling and don't have any actual stake in this.

Big influx of posters suddenly.
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>>1211614
Do you really think we could beat him right now?
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>>1211620
I'm sorry, let me change my vote then.

>A. Just take a hit of the funny cigarette, though you have no idea what's in it

Here we go, sorry for curbing your enthusiasm for running the quest. Don't be Somnius.
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>>1211620
3 time rule Mini. always more anons lurking than posting. plus i forget to check and see if this quest running and miss most of the voting.
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>>1211615
But I still don't get why he would do anything to us at all instead of finding more Intel by having us tailed. There's no well-reasoned argument for him to harm us other than "that's just what criminals do when they see weakness", even though most criminals don't just kill without a good reason to their logic.
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>>1211618
But the Nations unite against a common threat, that was Sasuke's point. Which is better than Madara robbing people of free will, Obito trapping people in his fanfiction, or Nagato allowing the deaths of millions to keep millions more alive.
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>>1211632
>train conductor
>When people were making shit up just to justify a bad decision all around.


>>1211643
What part of lord of a crazy murder cult do you not get? A standard gang head would cap you for disrespect (which walking off in a huff is) He's got even more on the line than that.
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>>1211643
Most criminals don't associate with people they never heard of before, unless they're desperate. Desperate criminals are often deadly too.
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>>1211654
>A standard gang head would cap you for disrespect
Are you joking? And haven't you realized that Sho is a bit smarter than your average crazy murder cultist? His whole thing is being the mirror to Takeshi. Would Takeshi murder someone when there are better strategic ways to handle things?
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>>1211654
>When people were making shit up just to justify a bad decision all around.

A decision they should have the agency to make regardless.

Choo choo muthafucka.
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>>1211644
Right. The trick is making sure the perceived threat cannot actually harm you, beyond repair.

This is why ROOT was around.
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>>1211620
Oh Mini, why didn't you smother the option in the cradle?
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>>1211658
The first and only good argument for why he would be violent. And even that is flawed by him being too smart for impulsive violence.
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>>1176193

Mini confirmed for cunt.
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>>1211677
You need to think that the threat can harm you though. That's why the Akatsuki was such an effective unifying force.

And what's a better show of force than killing the six strongest people in the world, and the country-trampling nigh-immortal monsters?
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>>1211638
Yeah, I'm not saying it's ALL that, it just seems that a lot of people are going out of their way to pick the shittiest option possible for any reason.

I have said multiple times if people do that, I will not let you do that.

There are SOME valid reasons for picking option B, and it's not going to be the end of the quest if you do, but man, there are just better options that I thought were clear.

You are literally choosing "Fire the gun into a crowd of innocents"

In a quest where you have routinely tried to keep everyone as safe as possible, and always tried to do the right thing. Even at personal risk.

Now people are suddenly doing a 180. Looking for ANY excuse to do this.


>>1211671
You do not have the agency to make complete 180's in this quest, if I think some bullshit is up.

If you don't like it, you can read a different quest.

>>1211678
It is still an option, it's not even that big a deal if you do choose it. You're not going to get stripped of your rank.

>>1211680
You're goddamn right.
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>>1211679
It's not a matter of smarts. He's lost a lot of good talent to no name chunin when he's trying to take on the same village with Naruto, Sasuke, and the rest of fucking Konohagakure. He's on the ropes.
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>>1211685
I should clarify, just because I say I might, doesn't mean I am. If you guys pick this I'm not going to reverse the situation.

In this moment though, when I suddenly have 20+ new ID's in the thread, I am highly suspicious.
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>>1211549
For someone who says he's explicitly trying to avoid metagaming, this sure is meta.

>>1211491
Same deal, he's not going to be happy about that. I.E. unless you're happy getting blinded by acid, which is what he does to people who fuck with him. Whatever's in the cigarette, if it's actually supposed to be a test, will likely fuck us up enough that we can't retain a henge. Either poison or hard drugs. It shouldn't be enough to straight up kill a normal man, and we're pretty tough, so we should be able to hold it together for a few minutes. But he's going to expect us to stick around for much longer.

Right now, maybe it's time for plan fire alarm, though that might look suspicious. Maybe plan ACTUAL FIRE could work.

Here's another idea, push back and say we didn't come here to be fucked with, we hired a missing-nin as a bodyguard, and she's right here. Things could get tense, but if Ai can stand up to scrutiny, maybe break a few arms, we might get out of here with plans for a meeting.

>>1211643
He's a psycopathic serial killer who leads a literal death cult, is currently high on cocaine and thinks we're a dumbass nobody fucking with him. Honestly it's a miracle we've gotten this far. The problem is, if he tries to kill us there'll be a fight, and if there's a fight he can and will kill half the people in this nightclub in the first five seconds.
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>>1211685
>You do not have the agency
Chugga chugga chugga.
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>>1211669
>Are you joking?
No, showing disrespect has started gang wars that killed hundred and created long running feuds.

>And haven't you realized that Sho is a bit smarter than your average crazy murder cultist?
He's also neurotic, overly proud and vindictive, all of which we would trip and cause him to nix us.

>Would Takeshi murder someone when there are better strategic ways to handle things?
If I was in his positions and some lil rich shit thought he could badmouth me in my seat of power? He'd have to die, if only to keep my lesser in line.

>>1211671
>People are making shit up to justify a vote
>More people are joining to upvote this out of nowhere
>People are openly trolling in his thread

Not a stratch to think someone is samefaggign or ip splitting to get a vote to shit up a quest.
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>>1211686
So why would he make the conscious choice to make a rich enemy?
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>>1211620
Every person who voted to shoot an innocent had already made a bunch of posts in the thread before then
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>>1211693
>You do not have the agency
Did you not see us pass a write in with zero issue?


>>1211698
>So why would he make the conscious choice to make a rich enemy?
Gato without protection was not that tough.
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>>1211698
Yes he would, he's not making an enemy, he's making a corpse. Even Yakuza would back off from fighting Jashinists, and we're disrespecting him.
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>>1211704
>Did you not see us pass a write in with zero issue?
Only write ins Mini likes apparently. You should at least try and hide the rails.
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>these players who think they're experts on the criminal underworld
o I'm laffin
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>>1211704
Gato could also afford to hire Zabuza.
>>1211695
Sounds like you just need to deal with actual people.
>>1211692
I agree that we should choose neither option, and tough guy our way out of this. Maybe be terrified after he threatens us and run away
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>>1211716
>Only write ins Mini likes apparently. You should at least try and hide the rails.

No, he was simply noting several inconsistencies in the vote that caused him to say hold up, something is crooked. Like
>Character 180 in temperament
>Openly trolling in thread
>Massive UIP spike in a contentious vote.
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>>1211699
I know. But there's still like a dozen new ID's posting for that side.

I'm not saying there AREN'T legitimate reasons for wanting to shoot. There totally are. But wanting to triple check before you do something contrary to a lot of the stuff that's been picked before this isn't too crazy, right?

People are acting like I've already made the choice.

I'll state it again. If you don't like how I'm handling things right now, you can get out and read another quest. No drastic decisions have been made, no one has been told no, you can't pick option B.

I'm just saying, you SURE you want to do this? If the answer is yes, that's fine. Vote next thread.
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Dance, puppets, dance.
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>>1211685
>It is still an option, it's not even that big a deal if you do choose it. You're not going to get stripped of your rank.

I'm not saying I support it. I'm just saying you could have done more to stop this option earlier.

And this whole tirade is unlike you.
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>>1211728
>Gato could also afford to hire Zabuza.
You see a fucking Zabuza with us? No? Splat we die, he takes our shit no enemies of note.

>Sounds like you just need to deal with actual people.
Sounds like you need to live in a bad neighborhood where saying the wrong thing will get you killed.
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