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    Nowhere. Lips tightly pursed Motonubu raised himself by jumping onto an elevated pole high enough to see past most of the rocky cover that dotted the training area. Again, he saw nothing but the stark shadows cast off by the Sunagakure sun. Not a soul was on the grounds that day apart from the grumpy chuunin. That much was expected- after all, that's why he'd reserved it. The fact the genin couldn't be seen, though, was concerning.

    Not because Motonubu cared about the boy's well-being but because he hadn't expected the child to be that good at hiding.

    You wrote it here yourself, Motonubu. The words of the Academy dispatcher still rattled in his head like an angry wasp. You listed his deficiencies in quite a lot of detail...so who better to train him? Or are you saying that your judgment wasn't valid, hm? What a crock of garbage! Motonubu only worked with this Kaihoukan brat as a Yagyou, so the two shinobu really didn't have any personal connection. Yet, somehow, the chuunin's mission report on the boy followed him here. The excessively critical Motonubu had written a lengthy dismissal of the genin's prospects and, apparently, that made him the most qualified to teach the child.

    Or this was just more typical Sunagakure bureaucratic nonsense. Motonubu squinted as he scanned the sandy field again for any evidence of the genin. He'd given the kid a full day of prep time for this dumb spar- mostly because Motonubu wanted to push as much of the hard work as possible onto the student. He got paid either way, right?
    his voice boomed out from high above so that it could cover the entirety of the training grounds.

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  • #2
    The Tento clone spoke out as if the real genin.

    In the bushes to the side of the clone was the real Tento. His blade was in his hand strung back as if on an invisible bow. He was waiting for the perfect moment to hit his prey.


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    • #3
      Already the chuunin's face twisted into a frown. our Motonubu turned to regard the small child with a twitch of disgust.your He pulled his arm out from beneath his coat and held it in the scorching sun. With a swift jerk of his hand Motonubu tabbed two fingers onto each piece of metal armor concealed beneath his cloak. Every tap gave out a satisfying metal ping.
      He stared down with disdain at the diminutive Kaihoukan.
      Given his previous encounter with the lad Motonubu wagered the kid would go for a straight forward rushdown, likely throwing a sword and doing little else. It was a brutish tactic the chuunin was more than prepared to punish.
      (Rain Chuunin) Oichi Josuke | (Sand Chuunin) Sawamatsu no Motonubu | (Leaf Chuunin) Hyuuga Kannon
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      • #4


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        • #5
          From the few available hiding spots in the training area burst out multiple copies of the genin. Wind clones, if Motonubu's memory was to be trusted. How much chakra had the boy wasted to create so many? It almost seemed a shame to destroy them!

          Beneath his cloak Motonubu flicked his wrist and released the seal on one his weapons. One of the more frustrating aspects of his Yagyou work was the need to keep his identity a secret- that meant he couldn't use his modified scythe lest the genin get the wrong idea. Instead a simple halberd appeared in his left hand- distinct from the weapon he used as Wisp, but still just as useful.

          He planted his toes firmly into the ground then executed a simple rapid sweep, blowing the legs clean off the four clones immediately in front of him. As each clone popped a slight gust of wind blew into the chuunin's face, causing his cloak to flutter backwards. The other two at his back lunged but were caught as suddenly chuunin's heavy cloak blew off his shoulders and landed into their faces. Neither clone could react when a second later two thrusts from Motonubu's polearm pierced them through the chest.

          A day's work of preparation, gone in an instant. Such was the nature of shinobi work. With a dismissive grunt Motonubu stepped over to where the wind clones popped. He briefly considered what might have occured if any of those clones hadn't been clones. Motonubu assumed nobody would have been that stupid but- well, there were no ends to surprises in this world, was there? The midday sun did a good job hiding any tripwires or pressure plates the genin might have set up so he moved slowly to recover his heavy cloak. His caution left his back exposed, of course, but he thought so little of the genin that it didn't concern him. What could an ant do to an elephant, after all?
          Last edited by Junge; 03-06-2019, 11:58 PM.
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          • #6
            Last edited by Cayuga; 03-07-2019, 06:33 PM.


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            Sanada Toko

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            • #7
              A smoker himself Motonubu found himself engulfed in clouds of the dense white stuff as he rolled away from a sudden barrage of kunnai. Visibility dropped to zero. For a moment the chuunin wondered why the boy would bother. After all, smoke was a two way street, blocking vision for all parties. It only took a precious moment to realize his mistake: the Kaihoukan could track by scent. Not knowing how exactly their strange sensory technique worked he made no attempts to trick it. This would be a job for plain old brute force.

              Coils of smoke gathered around his free arm as chakra surged up and down his scarred skin. He felt the hairs stand on end as power quaked through the limb and wasted no time slamming it down into the ground. A massive rush of wind pushed into the sand beneath his feet and rebounded upwards, pushing a large quantity of the smoke straight up into the air. This moment granted Motonubu the vision he needed- there, at his flank! A sword flying right towards him, just like the boy had done several times on their mission. As expected.

              Without missing a beat his other hand snapped around and swung the halberd in a wide arc. It caught the sword and sent it clattering away with sonorous clang! A large ring of smoke still surrounded Motonubu so he couldn't see where the boy was hiding, but with his own little area cleared the child's projectiles would be easy to intercept. The genin would need a better approach.

              He held his halberd up high and pointed it in the direction the sword came from, though he felt certain the brat was no longer there.The chuunin held his breath and listened for movement.

              Thinking on it more, he shrugged and tossed his halberd deep into the smoke.


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              • #8
                Tento screamed as the attacks went forward.

                Last edited by Cayuga; 03-15-2019, 06:28 AM.


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                Aburame Cho

                Sanada Toko

                Kaihoukan Tento

                Len Sosu-Kaze

                Jukoto "Stone Fist" Tomo


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                • #9
                  Both the figures of the boy moved at the same speed, suggesting to Motonubu both were clones. Or perhaps the kid was deliberately restraining himself to appear more bunshin-like? Either way it wouldn't change the chuunin's response. He would give no quarter to his enemies, even if they were children.

                  There was no reason to avoid the two pathetic attacks from the boy. No, dodging would have been insulting! The Kaihoukan's attack was so simple-minded Motonubu could have countered it with one arm. But prides goes before the fall- so he'd use both limbs, this time. Both targets moved into melee range with sharp looking swords but no technique to back it up. With his superior speed Motonubu simply stepped into the pincer attack before the boys' weapons could be brought back down into his torso. He wanted to elbow the lad in the nose, but he worried the kid might consider that landing 'a blow' onto the chuunin's armor. Better to not risk it! With two open palms he delivered a mighty, full strength slap across the face of both children. One vaporized instantly alongside its weapon. The other had a nice, fleshy give to it before it was flung away towards the dissipating smoke. The sword swished through open air and missed the chuunin by a mile.

                  And now came the attack from behind! This genin was full of nothing but rote, mindless strategies. Motonubu spun on his heel to face the attack that was sure to come. He saw nothing. So the kid really did have nothing else? Well, it wasn't like Motonubu didn't know that already! Already he was piecing together how he would report this to headquarters. Kaihoukan Tento, possibly mentally underdeveloped, strongly recommend a demotion back to academy student...

                  Tink! Instinctively the chuunin's body reacted to a sudden tap on his shin and kicked outwards. His sandal caught the edge of a sword bursting out from the soft sand beneath his feet. The weapon, like the child had moments before, went flying off into the distance. It caused no damage to his person, obviously, but the sound of metal-on-metal collision could not be doubted. The boy had sent his blade underground!

                  A deep scowl erupted on Motonubu's face as a long, drawn out 'tsk' escaped between his teeth. What a rotten way to lose.
                  He barked. Motonubu tucked his arms back beneath his cloak.

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                  • #10
                    Wait, no smell, no smell Tento whispered to himself with his last dying breathe, but there was a moment of clarity as he still stood in his spot. Taking a flash gernade from his pocket he felt un wavered in his resolve. His determination was clearly more powerful then his martial prowess; this clearly showed.

                    A blinding light encompassed the area, but the smell was clear. It smelt of blood, of carbon and sulfur, of grit as he rushed towards Motonubu, blade in hand.
                    Last edited by Cayuga; 03-15-2019, 06:32 AM.


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                    Aburame Cho

                    Sanada Toko

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                    • #11
                      Fight or flight? The true colors of an individual came out in moments of high stress. Motonubu cared not whether the boy learned to become a functional shinobi or not. By all accounts the child was little more than an baby bull, charging forward in every attack without a hint of misdirection or forethought. How had such a infantile mind managed to think up a way to touch the chuunin's armor at all?

                      From somewhere the child detonated a handful of those firecrackers Academy students would throw at each other in between classes. Motonubu couldn't fathom why the boy was still attacking- had he not realized he hit the chuunin? Well, no matter. If this fledgling wanted to be crushed Motonubu was more than happy to oblige.

                      Unable to see from the light he simply formed his hand seals and waited for the sluggish, raged filled small fry to make contact. The sword hit his armor quite harmlessly and he stepped back, letting the sand beneath his feet rise to absorb the bulk of the attack. A few short hops later and the chuunin put enough distance between himself and his replacement to release the chakra stored within it. It burst with concussive force, sending sandy shrapnel right towards the genin's exposed face.
                      Motonubu flashed through more of his own hand seals and three more versions of him arose from the earth below. They all looked clearly like they were made of sand, but the scowls they wore were just as authentic.

                      Two of his creations rushed towards the boy's location, but the third deliberately ran towards the short bushy cover at the periphery of the training area.

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                      (Retired Grass Chuunin) Shinshi Gemmei | (Snow Genin) Gonnohyoe | (Mist Genin) Kurusu Ringo
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                      • #12


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                        • #13
                          The genin's flying sword hit the fleeing bunshin, causing both the others to stop in their tracks outside the boy's attack range. As the one clone fell apart Motonubu spat with disgust.Imbecile! Do you expect your enemies to simply walk into your attacks every time you fight? As his clones spread out into an uneven circle around the genin Motonubu fished a cigarette out from his cloak. not

                          Certainly, Motonubu could be as guilty as the child in this regard. It was so easy to assume one's targets were dumb beasts incapable of higher thought...and just as easy to be surprised when it turned out the opposite. Even untrained nonshinobi could lay devious traps, evade detection, and fight back with wits and wiles equal to that of an expert. This boy would certainly die, likely before being promoted, if he couldn't learn to respect his opponents.

                          But that didn't mean Motonubu would show any mercy. It was no different to him whether the child sank or swam. Was there even a way to succeed at this test? Surely the boy had set up some kind of pitfall or area denial trap somewhere. If he could group the bunshin together closely, it would be fairly trivial to dispatch them with one attack. Though that pathetic sword of his was far too short to effectively cleave through so many. He would need a longer weapon.

                          Motonubu's cold eyes scanned the battle-scarred training area and confirmed his belief. Yes, the boy might be able to succeed. It was more a matter of whether the child could wrap his goldfish of an attention span around a strategy that wasn't just 'attack attack attack'.

                          (Rain Chuunin) Oichi Josuke | (Sand Chuunin) Sawamatsu no Motonubu | (Leaf Chuunin) Hyuuga Kannon
                          (Retired Grass Chuunin) Shinshi Gemmei | (Snow Genin) Gonnohyoe | (Mist Genin) Kurusu Ringo
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                          • #14
                            For a moment Tento had felt like he was able to do his job correctly as his first attack had made a proper hit and dispersed the wind clone. However, his attack from the frontal two clones had failed. It was too much to ask for stupid clones and a stupid opponent. No, he had to realize that this was all a plan that the chuunin had designed to defeat and humiliate the genin and it was starting to get on his nerves. He had hoped that the clones would be easy to defeat but now instead of three there were five.

                            They created a circle around his body and seemed to be in an awkward position of different depths that would not allow for a single swipe and kill. The two blades now hovered around the genin and there was something that Tento had to figure out. He had hidden a few trip wires, and a few designated pit fall, but they would not be enough to defeat the shinobi.

                            Grabbing a smoke bomb Tento once again threw it to the ground. The subsequent smoke began to overtake not only Tento, but the clones as well. Tento could say that he defeated the clones all at once but there would be an issue with such a thing. Then the idea came to him. Summoning up more chakra he created a wind clone. The clone was given an explosive tag as it threw itself towards the two closest wind clones, Tento threw a kunai at another, and then with control of his shinken cut the heads off another two blind clones.

                            The explosion set off and was strong enough to blow the smoke away. However, there was nothing there now. Under the guise of the smoke, Tento had retreated into the treeline. Circumventing towards his other sword that was only about five meters away.



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                            Aburame Cho

                            Sanada Toko

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                            Len Sosu-Kaze

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                            • #15
                              A true explosion finally went off and Motonubu had to hold an arm up to keep the blasted sand from his face. Risky business, using an explosive tag at such range! It wasn't a strategy that would work with teammates or civilians around, but then again Motonubu scarcely cared for either himself. It was better to live and be scolded for collateral damage than to die with clean hands. Corpses didn't get paid!
                              Motonubu rolled his neck and glanced towards the most obvious exit paths from the training area. The genin once again retreated to the trees, as if that mattered. Motonubu's voice boomed out as he spoke in the general vicinity of the child. his was a straight out lie- the chuunin did have such a technique but he would not deign to use it on such lowly prey.
                              That was also all a lie, but those came easy to a trained professional like Motonubu.
                              It would be interesting to see what the Kaihoukan would choose to do. Motonubu's first sensei, back in his early genin years, had done the same test with his team. They had failed- predictably so, being so young and inexperienced. Failures tend to teach better than successes, though! After all, Motonubu was the only shinobi still standing from his old unit. What mattered was not winning or losing, but achieving your objectives. Today the chuunin's objective was to collect a paycheck without exerting himself. What did this boy hope to achieve?

                              In an empty head like his? Probably nothing.
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                              (Retired Grass Chuunin) Shinshi Gemmei | (Snow Genin) Gonnohyoe | (Mist Genin) Kurusu Ringo
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