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    "You forget a thousand things in a day, I ensure I am one of them."

    Name: Watanabe Hideyoshi
    Age: 26
    Sex: Male
    Height:Theme Song: "Tears" by HEALTH

    Character Type: Shinobi

    Country/Village: Wind Country/Hidden Sand Village
    Rank: Advanced Chuunin
    Division:Physical Description:Clothing:Personality:Nindo; "Way of the Ninja":Clan/Bloodline: None
    Primary Archetype: Genjutsu Specialist
    Secondary Archetype: Tactician


    Physical - Tertiary

    Strength: 1-4(Flaw)+8(Pool)+3(AP)=8
    Speed:1+8(Pool)+1(AP)= 10
    Stamina: 1-1(Flaw)+8(Pool)+2(AP)= 10

    Mental - Primary

    Intelligence: 1+2(Merit)+10(Pool)= 13
    Tactics: 1 +2(Merit)+10(Pool)= 13
    Willpower: 1+2(Merit)+10(Pool)= 13

    Chakra - Secondary

    Power: 1-1(Flaw)+9(Pool)= 9
    Control: 1+9(Pool)= 10
    Reserves: 1+9(Pool)= 10

    Jutsu and Techniques

    Global Ninjutsu

    Stage One

    Kawarimi no Jutsu (Body Switch Technique)
    Requirements: Power 2, Tactics 2

    Anrokku no Jutsu (Unlocking Technique)
    Requirements: Intelligence 3, Reserves 3

    Stage Two

    Kinobori/Kabenobori no Jutsu (Tree Walking / Wall Walking Technique)
    Requirements: Power 5, Control 4, Reserves 4

    Stage Three

    Name: Call of the Birds
    Replacing: [Open Slot]
    Requirements: Power 10, Control 10, Willpower 8

    Name: Final Submergence
    Replacing: [Open Slot]
    Requirements: Intelligence 10, Tactics 10, Control 8

    Futoumeisei Gai Nai No

    Stage One

    Bougyou (Sabotage)
    Requirements: Control 4, Power 4

    Stage Two

    Kanryousou Gisei (Perfect Imitation)
    Requirements: Power 5, Control 4, Reserves 4

    Doujutsu: Senrigan (Eye Technique: All-Seeing Eye) (ACCP 4)
    Requirements: Intelligence 5, Tactics 4, Willpower 4

    Bakuhatsu Jaan no Jutsu (Explosive Boom) (ACCP 5)
    Requirements: Power 7, Control 7, Intelligence 6

    Tsukurigoe (Voice Manipulation) (ACCP 6)
    Requirements: Intelligence 7, Tactics 7, Power 6

    Stage 3

    Tookukiki no Jutsu (Distance Hearing) (ACCP 7)
    Requirements: Intelligence 8, Tactics 6, Willpower 8

    Kageochi no Jutsu (Shadow Drop) (ACCP 8)
    Requirements: Power 9, Control 9, Intelligence 7

    Global Genjutsu

    Stage One

    Bunshin No Jutsu (Clone Technique)
    Requirements: Control 2, Intelligence 2

    Bouzenjishitsu no Jutsu (Stupification Technique)
    Requirements: Willpower 4, Intelligence 4

    Stage Two

    Kori Shinchuu no Jutsu (Sly Fellow Mind Skill)
    Requirements: Control 6, Power 6, Willpower 4

    Sand Genjutsu

    Stage One

    Akuka (Bad Money)
    Requirements: 2 Willpower, 2 Power

    Kimen (Demon's Mask) (ACCP 1)
    Requirements: 3 Intelligence, 2 Reserves

    Stage Two

    Tochikan (Familiarity)
    Requirements: 5 Willpower, 4 Intelligence, 4 Tactics

    Keikaishin (Wariness) (ACCP 2)
    Requirements: 5 Reserves, 4 Power, 4 Control

    Kaze no Totsunyuu (Rushing Winds)
    Requirements: 6 Willpower, 6 Intelligence, 4 Reserves

    Nigemizu Fukumen (Mirage Veil) (AP 1)
    Requirements: 6 Reserves, 5 Power, 5 Intelligence

    Stage Three

    Mougo Shibaku no Jutsu (False Strike Technique) (AP 2)
    Requirements: 8 Willpower, 8 Intelligence, 6 Tactics

    Hanasu (Division) (ACCP 3)
    Requirements: 8 Reserves, 6 Power, 8 Control

    Genjutsu Kai (Release Illusion) (AP 3)
    Replacing: Open Slot
    Requirements: 9 Reserves, 9 Power, 7 Intelligence


    Shinobi Kit - 0
    Scalpel - 1
    Body Armor - 2
    Pepper Cloud Grenade - 2
    Sleeping Poison - 3

    Item Points Remaining: 0
    Additional Item Points Gained: 0


    Originally posted by Bureaucracy of Kaze no Kuni

    Can you state your name, age, rank, and division for the record?

    Hideyoshi Watanabe, 26 years old, I am a Chuunin in the KAZE division. I would prefer to be called just Hide for short, if you mind.

    Another popular adage is the name "Mr. Gone," what is the explanation for that?

    Pretty simple, I'm just hard to find. I don't know what to tell you. I think both alias are stupid as hell.

    Say you were in charge of giving yourself an alias, what would you have chosen?


    Yeah, I was the youngest of 10 children.

    Describe your parents.Why did they pick you?

    I guess because he played the victim card pretty hard. Some of my sisters were traumatized by the whole ordeal too. I think the fact that I was trained less in farming than him and that Hidden Sand was actually paying parents to send their young children to the academy was just good timing on their part.

    Did you ever hear from your family again?So being a rootless child meant you spent a fair amount of time in the dormitories.

    Look I can say a lot of things about academy life, I really can. But those dorms suck balls.

    Explain, please.

    Between sleeping with 7 other guys in a room, waiting 12 minutes at a time to use a communal bathroom, and almost never having a hot shower I can say dorm living was easily the worst part of academy life.

    I see.So you would consider the library as your refuge?What was your preferred field of practice in the academy?What would you say was your hardest challenge at the academy?

    The biggest problem I ever had at the academy was just flat out being noticed, ever. Teachers would constantly call me tardy or absent, students would pass me over for projects. One time I legitimately remember the Kazekage showing up to individually wish our class luck for final exams and she skipped me. I'm not saying I would have been top of my class if people actually paid attention to me, but I know I would have done better than 'somewhere in the middle with everyone else.'

    Actually, this is a very important thing to talk about now since we're done talking about your time in the academy. Your file is littered with performance reviews that consistently state "Who is this person?" What is your deal?

    Look, I don't know if it's something I did in another life, or maybe it's because of the way I look, but for some reason I'm easily ignored and forgotten, sometimes I'm barely noticed by people. I wish I could tell you how or why, because it is a gift that I treat very well, but I have no fucking clue why I am overlooked, barely remembered, easily ignored, and constantly forgotten.

    Let's continue on please, so you graduated from the Hidden Sand Academy at age 10, the file states you actually spent several years in Sand's medical-nin division.

    Yeah, back then I was really interested in perpetuating my learning process and I was really into learning facts about the Human Body, so I figured I would apply for the division and eventually be a field medic.

    How did that pan out?

    I can't really complain, I passed the entrance tests on intelligence alone and I spent a 3 or 4 years in the division as an apprentice until I was asked to drop out.

    Why were you asked to leave?

    It was a combination of things, I think the majority of it had to do with not being able to pass some of the advancement tests to become a medical-nin.

    Actually, your performance reviews state that you were asked to leave because you were acting inappropriately with the cadavers.

    You make it sound like I was fucking corpses or something, you sick bastard.

    These are just the things your reports state Watanabe-san, that's why we perform these interviews, you help provide perspective and elaboration. What kind of inappropriate actions were you having with the cadavers?

    I would talk to the corpses, sometimes I would give them weird voices so they can talk back.

    Do you now understand how that can be seen as inappropriate?

    Personally I find it more inappropriate to perform an autopsy on someone and not ask them for permission, but I am willing to accept maybe I am the one at fault there, mea fucking culpa.

    So after being disbanded from the medical division you tried enlist in the combat division, is this correct?

    Yeah, figuring I wasn't going to make it as a medic-nin I decided that the next best thing was to start getting some legitimate field experience, so I attempted to enlist in any division that would send me out in the field.

    According to your file you attempted to enlist into 7 different divisions over the span of four years and never succeeded. Why?

    Admittedly that was one of the big issues back in the old days, might made right. If you wanted in the divisions that gave the decent paying missions and sent you traveling you were going to have to fight for it. As a kid that spent the majority of my post-academy years balls deep in medical books and dissecting the dead to say the least I was completely unprepared for combat.

    So why were you attempting to enlist into Combat divisions?

    I don't know, I figured I'd learn it as I moved on. Even then I was a fast fucking learner.

    When exactly did you eventually join a genin team?

    I was about 13 years old, so third year in the medical division. I'm not going to lie to you in that I don't remember the names of my teammates but we were all a bunch of fucking eggheads, the biggest fucking eggheads. I will never forget our jounin sensei though, his name was Yori Kobayashi.

    How would you describe Kobayashi's methods?

    Kobayashi-sensei was never fond of our team's dynamic, we spent way too much time with our heads in books. We were constantly made to go out and exercise, while we were doing that we would often see him sitting there watching us from a chair and sipping lemonade, sometimes reading a book himself. He was a real jerk, but he was well meaning. He kept telling us about "you're not going to learn to survive a war in a fucking book" and one of the things I specifically remember him telling me, "Watanabe, you can fuck a book if you want to, but you're just going to mess up the binding and give your dingus a paper cut." He certainly had a way with words.

    Note: It's around this point that Watanabe pulled a cigarette out of his jacket, lit it, and started smoking.

    Watanabe-san, you're not allowed to smoke during this interview.

    Well you have two options, you can either stop this interview and let me go on my way. Or you can let me smoke while I reminisce and let you finish your stupid report.

    Note: The interview room remained silent for about 5 minutes while Watanabe and I just stared at each other while he kept smoking.

    I knew you'd see it my way. So Kobayashi-sensei pretty much kept us busy as hell for the first couple years until I was about 15. Out of the team he stopped busting my balls the least because my will was the first to cave, I had taken up smoking, started drinking, philandering started to become a thing too. In a way I had sort of become a personality carbon copy of the old bastard. Knowing full well about my failures in getting in a division my sensei taught me the most important lesson I ever learned.

    Which was?

    "Even the strongest man has a mental breaking point, exploit it and you can put him on his knees." Overall that was the issue with Sand back then, they wanted strong shinobi, they wanted them capable of blowing hurricane winds, they wanted them to make walls of sand that could never be breached, they wanted men and women capable of breaking bones and ending lives with a fell swoop. But what about illusion understanding? Torture resistance? Kobayashi-sensei showed me you can break a mind, you can manipulate a heart, and you can do it all without even touching a person.

    Your dossier says you actually passed the Chuunin exam on your first attempt, correct?

    Considering I didn't attempt the exams until I was 17 one could probably say I was just due. But yeah, "the egghead squad" were a group not to be trifled with. One of my teammates proved that all that book reading did him good when was flinging gale force winds at people. The other had actually succeeded in becoming a medical-nin. And me, well besides being quite the mental manipulator my keen insights into statistics and my ability to procure information on the down-low proved to be a worthy asset. The promotion board was overly impressed with our efforts.

    And then you never saw your genin teammates again?

    Like I said, I don't even remember their names.

    But not even back then?

    Well admittedly I celebrated so hard I forgot their names.

    Do you remember what happened to Kobayashi?

    Yeah, I heard he died not to long ago, you can't have a drunk shinobi wandering around these parts and not have those fucking hooded freak bastards grab and vivisect the poor bastard to their bullshit god.

    So after your promotion to Chuunin I am lead to assume you got assigned to a division?

    Yeah, I was a part of Sand's old Investigation and Information Brokering division. So I spent a fair amount of time alone, creating a network of contacts and informants, catching information, manipulating others, and stuff like that.

    But you didn't stay in that for long, did you?

    Not by choice, I actually liked my job of keeping my ear to the ground, getting information, hitting up my contacts. Hell I still use my network of informants, but the issue was that the division found a better use for me.

    Elaborate, if you don't mind.

    Well one day my boss showed up to my desk and he said that he had gave my record a look and saw I knew a thing or too about the human body and what not. So he gave me some pictures of a mutilated body and I was able to make a pretty big break in the case. The boss made me a Crime Scene Investigator after that.

    And how well did that go for you?

    I was one of the best investigators around, I'm still considered 6th place in ratio of cases given to cases solved, and I haven't done that shit in years.

    But it says you were in that Investigation unit until Enzan dissolved it, how have you not been spending all that time solving murders?

    Oh, I was still in the unit, but after a while my boss realized something and dropped my name to some other units. Then one day I was out drinking right, some asshole sneaks up behind me puts a freaking bag over my head and drags me out of the bar, was barely 2 drinks in. Anyways these assholes took me a to a warehouse and they revealed to me a body and they told me, "Ok, you're so good at investigating these things, make this shit disappear." It was on that night that I found my true calling, that was the night I became a cleaner.

    Could you explain for the record what a cleaner is?

    I mean it's pretty self-explanatory, people are killed all the time. Shinobi specifically kill people all the goddamn time. But you don't generally see bodies just laying around. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying all shinobi are lazy as fuck and just leave a string of dead bodies for anyone to find, no some are actually able to hide their own dead bodies. But often times you need a guy like me around, who will cover up the incident, destroy the bodies, and overall ensures no one ever realizes just how many people actually do get murdered by ninjas. So say a shinobi kills some poor bastard and had to make a clean break, they generally call a guy like me in to come clean up those loose ends, and I do it pretty well.

    So you were masquerading as an investigator but you were actually a cleaner?

    Yeah, there wasn't a "cleaner" division back then, so most of us were just a loose network of people who were masquerading as other division workers. We had a couple medic-nins, some combat operatives, hell I'm pretty sure the academy nurse was also one. I mean technically there isn't one now either, but at least they're more upfront about what I do now. Back then it was some kind of big secret.

    Around what point did you start profiting from being a cleaner?

    I always profited, these were missions after all.

    You know exactly what I mean Watanabe, when did you start "The Hit List?"

    Look, The Hit List wasn't exactly my fault. One day two hunter-nin came to me knowing that I was handling their dirty work and they asked me between the two of them who killed more people that month in an an attempt to as they said "settle a bet." Because I had clear, set records of every person I cleaned I was able to answer the question. The loser demanded to go nothing or double for the upcoming month, and as a neutral third-party and technical score keeper I held on to the cash until next month. After all the bets were settled the month after another hunter-nin decided he wanted in on on the action and it just sort of escalated from there. Now I have ten hunters betting against each other on who will have the most confirmed kills over a span of six months.

    But it is not just those 10 hunter-nin that are betting, is it?

    Somehow some of other sand-nin got wind *the interviewer chuckled here* of the matter and all of a sudden I was taking bets from regular sand-nin over who was going to win. Since I knew enough about statistics I was able to figure out the odds and surprisingly enough people seem to enjoy giving their money to me in hopes of getting more money.

    The record also shows you have taken bets over who will pass the Chuunin exams.

    As of this point with as much capital that I have earned I am willing to take bets on anything I think can score me more money, that includes the Chuunin exams.

    Does that include exploiting the deaths of almost everyone with your exceedingly morbid Death Pool?

    I didn't START the Death Pool! My clients can with me with the money and started making bets that they were going to outlive someone, I just figured out the odds and took the money. It's not my fault people are arrogant enough to put money down to bet they're going to out live someone.

    But rumor has it that you practically won fortunes on the deaths of the Juudaime Kazekage and Raikage Denryuu.

    The odds were too good on Arisugawa that even a small bet generated hundreds of dollars, no one believed she could die. As for that whole nonsense in Lightning Country, they go through Raikages like condoms up there. It was a sure fucking bet.

    Most would call you a monster for what you do, what are your feelings?

    Look, I don't condone murder, it's our fucking job. I'm not asking for people to be murdered, the people on the hit list are just doing their jobs and engaging in a little friendly competition. I am providing a service that people would have sought criminals to perform. People who call me a monster hardly realize that I give Hidden Sand it's cut, I donate to put food on people's fucking tables, and I put clothes on fucking orphan's backs. You want to call me an asshole but I'm just the lesser of two evils.

    Moving along, what were your feelings about the Juudaime's death?

    Look, I know everyone thinks I was so goddamn happy to see the lady die because of my betting, but I fucking wasn't. The Juudaime was a role model, a leader, I knew she had my back even though I'm an asshole because I did my job. Losing her was almost as bad as the day I heard Kobayashi-sensei was cut open alive by those fucking hooded savages.

    So when the election came about I am to assume you voted for-

    Yeah, I voted for Enzan, illegitimacy be damned he's the Kazekage's kid, he's trained. Personally I think he is doing the best job he can.

    So when the new divisions came about you decided to enlist into KAZE?

    I did, and considering my skill set the intel division was happy to take me in, granted they still just call me an investigator, but I'm always kept busy with various intelligence and cleaning missions. I hardly spend time at my desk.

    When did the family of Bouryoraku desire to speak to you?

    That was about 9 months ago. They had heard rumors of a "ghost man" who was also a bookie and they were intrigued. When I showed up I was a bit worried they were coming to cut off my balls or break my thumbs because I was breaking into their action. But they actually just handed me a shit-ton of Ryou, insisted on a 5% cut of my bottom line, and told me if I ever had a problem let them know.

    And after all you have just said how could we not consider you a criminal?

    Look, morality is best left to philosophers and historians. You want to eat an omelette, someone's going to have bust some eggs open and get dirty. I don't like it any better than anyone else, but it gets me paid, and paid well I might add. If someone wants to question my ethics go right the fuck ahead, question them. But never fucking question my motivations and intentions, I have good enough intentions in comparison to others.

    *The microphone goes soft, however one can still softly hear the interviewer and Hideyoshi speaking*

    Has anyone bet on outliving Renchishin Hitoko?

    I got Kimura betting he can outlive Renchishin, his odds are +800. Ain't nobody outliving Renchishin. The bastard has like 9 freaking lives. It's a sure bet but the odds are just fucked, you have to put down 800 just to get 100 when Kimura dies.
    Other Info: None yet, something may be added later

    Thread Ratings:
    06/22/2017 - Spent 7 AP from Personal Stores, 4 for Stats, 3 for Jutsus
    06/22/2017 - 9 Points for Advanced Character Creation
    I want you to take a good look at me and my work and accept that I am not a person with a plan.

    Takeshi Sakuragi - Masked Grass Field Doctor
    Koji Zansetsu - Hot-Blooded Cloud Field Mechanic
    Hideyoshi Watanabe - Conniving Sand Hustler

  • #2
    Alrighty! I do believe this is ready to go and ready for approval/judgement.

    Please be aware that I have decided to make this my "Advanced" character.
    I want you to take a good look at me and my work and accept that I am not a person with a plan.

    Takeshi Sakuragi - Masked Grass Field Doctor
    Koji Zansetsu - Hot-Blooded Cloud Field Mechanic
    Hideyoshi Watanabe - Conniving Sand Hustler


    • #3
      Can't wait to see you RP this guy, looking forward to some Hicksian shenanigans. Math checks out to me-- Half Approved!

      Don of the Sanada Family
      Leaf & Grass Lieutenant

      Let's end the speculation, I'm talkin' to all of y'all
      Males shouldn't be jealous, that's a female trait
      What, you mad �cause you push dimes and he sell weight?
      Y'all don't know my expenses, I gotta buy bigger plates
      Hehehe, and more baggies � why you all aggie?
      Homie, respect the game, that should be it
      What you eat don't make me shit; where's the love?


      • #4
        Approved and so on.


        • #5
          Available for registry checks, just ask!
          If you need character sheet edits done, let me know!

          Ratings Moderator / Ame no Kuni Primary / Kaze no Kuni & Hi no Kuni Secondary / Maeda Clan GM
          Itsuki Hana ~ Shinshi Junichi ~ Renchishin Ume ~ Maeda Kazuhiko ~ Aoyama Sudao ~ Honekaigi Kasumi ~ Shichou Amane ~ Kawaguchi Takumi

          AP / Swaps


          • #6
            Sand GM Approval + Approved

            In the answer to the question "What would you say was your hardest challenge at the academy?" you spelled Kazekage wrong (Kazkage). And, also, fix this:

            you attempted to join to become a combat unit

            Other than that, you're good. Let me know when these changes are made and I'll move the character. Lol, good work.


            • #7
              I fixed that spelling error, I knew it was there but for some reason I kept ignoring it, no real explanation. As for the other sentence structure error I edited the sentence to say: "So after being disbanded from the medical division you tried to enlist in the combat division, is this correct?"

              I also found another spelling error that I fixed so I think this should be ready to go. I appreciate the accolade Hito.
              I want you to take a good look at me and my work and accept that I am not a person with a plan.

              Takeshi Sakuragi - Masked Grass Field Doctor
              Koji Zansetsu - Hot-Blooded Cloud Field Mechanic
              Hideyoshi Watanabe - Conniving Sand Hustler


              • #8
                Not a problem, looking forward to seeing how this character is played. Moving this.