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Default Keisei Ranko

The Prince
Black Orchid


As I dig for wild orchids
in the autumn fields,
it is the deeply-bedded root
that I desire,
not the flower.
[Name] Keisei Ranko ("Orchid")
[Age] 14
[Sex] Female
[Height] 5'1''
[Character Type] Non-shinobi
[Country] River
[Rank] Kounomono
[Division] The Prince of the Keisei [Information]

[Physical Description]
Woe to those who notices a flower's beauty but ignores its poison.

Standing at just over five feet tall, it would be easy to lose her in a crowd – if not for her unnaturally dyed gray hair and her dull red eyes. Despite her attention to her hair and dress, Ranko doesn’t spend a lot of time worrying about her eating habits, often going hours or even days without a meal, leaving her skinny and pale of skin. Her hair is long, spilling to the middle of the back, but it’s almost exclusively held up in twin tails, carefully curled, outside of the most formal of occasions. Outside of the cut of the chest of her dress and her forearms that are visible beyond her sleeves, she’s positively covered in the yakuza tattoos marking her accomplishments and deeds for the Keisei. In particular, her back threatens with a dragon curled around her namesake flower, marking her a willing murderer.
[Clothing]
Dress for your funeral, and you'll never be unprepared.

Indigo, gray, and black make up the bulk of her leather and lace. A fan of the ornate and the luxurious, she wears clothing that proudly displays her ability to dress for form over function. High heels, black tights, frilled skirts, long bell sleeves, adorned with ribbons – she looks rightly like she’s never had to consider a physical labor in her life. She accessorizes with a black parasol to keep the sun from burning her skin, when she has to make it out during the day. On occasion, she’ll splash in reds for intimidation or flip the script entirely with sunny and bright colors to celebrate. For particularly morbid occasions, she’ll wear a black funeral kimono, particularly before executing an execution.
[Personality]
The sparkling eyes of youth -- twisted, and made merciless!

The true heart of this Yakuza is one of anxiety, low self-esteem, and even a bit of self-loathing which is perhaps typical for the bancho type. This personalty, this true heart, is carefully buried under gangster posing and threatening posturing. Her powerful intellect and natural charisma provides a safe cover for her more delicate mind, justifying her cruel and vicious actions as following an internal strict code of conduct. Those who break the code – even if they didn’t know they were beholden to it – have earned their punishment. Her years of study have made her a master of finding the “in-betweens” of language, and her worldwide series of contacts have made her a powerful player on the political field, despite her age...by using agents and other faces, she commands power far beyond her years or individual ability. She has a friendly, amenable charisma to her that distracts somewhat from her murderous and bloody hands. She loves her family before all else, but those closest friends and allies are like family to her. It will be a difficult day when she has to choose one over the other.
[Ninkyoudo; "the Way of Chivalry"] "Family comes first."
The yakuza call themselves "ninkyou dantai" ("chivalrous organizations").

[Clan/Bloodline] Kunshu Onsei [The Monarch's Voice]

[Sukedan] Delinquent Boss Girl
Leader + Tactician (Mental, Physical, Chakra)
Stats: +4 Tactics, +1 to Intelligence, +1 Willpower, -2 Power, -2 Stamina, -2 Strength

Intelligence: 1 [+1 Tactician] [+15 Pool] 17
Tactics: 1 [+2 Leader] [+2 Tactician] [+12 Pool] 17
Willpower: 1 [+1 Leader] [+16 Pool] 18

Strength: 1 [-2 Tactician] [+17 Pool] 16 [+9 = 27] [Level 5]
Speed: 1 [+16 Pool] 17 [+12 = 29] [Level 5]
Stamina: 1 [-2 Leader] [+17 Pool] 16 [+6 = 22] [Level 4]

Power: 1 [-1 Leader] [-1 Tactician] [+13 Pool] 12
Control: 1 [+13 Pool] 14
Reserves: 1 [+13 Pool] 14

[Techniques] + [Swaps]

MONARCH'S VOICE
S1. Charming
Requirements: Willpower 8, Tactics 8, Intelligence 6, Any percentage of Keisei blood
S2. Domineering
Requirements: Willpower 17, Tactics 16, Intelligence 16, Stamina 15, Strong Keisei blood, Stage One
S3. Experimenting Divergence: Cry of the Siren
Requirements: Willpower 18, Tactics 17, Intelligence 17, Strength 14, "100%" Keisei Blood, Stage One

KEISEI GANG CAPTAIN
S1. New Blood
Requirements: Tactics 2, Stamina 2
S1. Soft Order - Flank 'em!
Requirements: Intelligence 3, Strength 2
S2. Da Ropes
Requirements: Tactics 5, Intelligence 4, Willpower 4
S2. Hard Order - Guard Us!
Requirements: Strength 5, Stamina 4, Speed 4
S3. Makin' Moves
Requirements: Tactics 8, Intelligence 8, Willpower 6
S3. Hard Order - Root 'em Out!
Requirements: Strength 8, Stamina 6, Speed 8

KAIKI - SCHOOL NAME
S1. Stage One (+4 Speed, +3 Strength, +2 Stamina)
Requirements: 4 Stamina, 4 Speed
S2. Stage Two (+4 Speed, +3 Strength, +2 Stamina)
Requirements: 7 Stamina, 7 Speed, Willpower 6
S2. Reserved Jutsu Point For Technique Swap
Requirements: Stage Two
S3. Stage Three (+4 Speed, +3 Strength, +2 Stamina)
Requirements: 10 Stamina, 10 Speed, Willpower 8
S3. Reserved Jutsu Point for Technique Swap
Requirements: Stage Three

LEADER TRAITS
Key Trait: Sukeban Sin-Eater Miko
Key Trait: Sukeban Five Minute Hero
Key Trait: Sukeban Anlace Samurai

[Inventory]
Gangster Kit
+ Shinobi Kit [0]
Everything a girl needs for a bit of the good old-fashioned ultra violence.

Wakizashi
+ Medium Blade [2]
+ Hidden [1]
A medium-sized blade with a matching flush wooden handle and scabbard. Has a cute keychain. Fits neatly into a parasol handle or underneath fluffy dresses.

Handcuffs
+ Restraints [2]
For business AND pleasure.

Juri: Katana
+ Large Sword [3]
A katana for her retainer, Kiku-ichimonji Juri.

Item Points Remaining: 0
Additional Item Points Gained: 0


[Biography]

Omoikane Dai-Gakuin is a preparatory school in the capital of River Country, Metsubishi. The stringent codes of conduct, inspired mostly by conservative religious views, combined with top-notch international professors and a brilliant law program makes it one of the premiere schools for the children of the most influential and wealthy of individuals across the acting countries. Made of several schools on one complex, the high walls and beautiful gardens are frequently protected by the best samurai and ronin money can buy. Despite this illustrious pedigree, it’s a well-known open secret that the Omoukane Dai-Gakuin is almost exclusively bankrolled by the seediest of underworld sources. Omoikane Dai-Gakuin’s junior campuses, which serve children aged six to fifteen, are split into two gender-specific schools on each side of the campus, Izanagi Gakuin serving boys and Izanami Gakuin serving girls. The bulk of the campus is made up of the higher-learning schools, Ebisu Gakuin for finances, Hachiman Gakuin for strategy and tactics, Inari Gakuin for business and leadership, and Tenjin Gakuin for the arts. Undergraduates of Izanagi and Izanami schools often participate in mixed socials, intramural sports, and perform in the theatre and arts for an audience of the other school. Otherwise, they’re kept almost exclusively single-sexed until they graduate to one of the higher schools. Graduates of the Omoikane Dai-Gakuin can be found in all walks of the top percentage of earners and leaders in the international arena.

The students, staff, and shareholders of the Omoikane Dai-Gakuin schools almost exclusively swear their allegiance to Keisei Ranko, a rising senior to her final year of the preparatory program.


Keisei Ranko always wanted to be a singer. When she was still too young to understand the gravity of her Gift, and the burden that her family would have on her path, her only goal was to be a singer. She had a powerful voice, and it was easy to make comparisons to contemporary enka performers in her strength and beauty. She would perform for anyone who would ask to listen, eager and proud of her vocal training. It took no effort for the Family to get her a placement in Omoikane Dai-Gakuin, where she hoped to graduate from Izanami Gakuin and progress to Tenjin Gakuin to pursue her path as a modern idol. The school itself was delighted to have an other Keisei child in their halls, because it meant a steady stream of income from the Family.

Keisei Ranko always wanted to be a singer. Like most childhood dreams, these were crushed with the weight of the sad world that she wore on her shoulders.

An elite among the elite, the idea of political nuance and rivalry was a part of her life as soon as she was enrolled in the international school for the wealthy and powerful. She had always been trained to avoid the discussion of her family, adopting a false name Uchida Maaya to negate the conversation entirely...but in a pit of people from the best and worst examples of power of the world, it was an understood fact that she was a shadowchild of the powerful yakuza. Those from lesser families knew to give her a wide birth and to never get on her bad side, while those from rival families saw her as a target to test their own mettle. From day one, she was immersed in the backstabbing world of international politics. Despite the beautiful complex and the squeaky clean front-facing reputation, the Dai-Gakuin was the playground for the children of the underground. As was popular with noble children of the warring states era, she had been trained in a nominal amount of self-defense, and it wasn’t uncommon for her to notice watchful eyes in the halls and on the grounds...familiar faces, gangsters that belonged to the family, retainers, butlers she had known from a young age. That didn’t stop the feeling of isolation from setting in, separated by her birthright from having real relationships with people.

Weakness, abusers, slackers. All these words had been drilled into her by the Family as the worst of society, and the school seemed rife with them. People who would put their muscle before their mind, bullies who would try and subjugate others, petty alliances of the angry and jealous roaming the halls to target the blessed and chivalrous. Those that targeted Ranko finally found their mark, where the watchful eyes of her protectors and the school staff couldn’t save her: trapping her in a bathroom on the third floor. She suffered their abuse, fists pummeling her face and feet kicking into her back, huddled up in a ball on a wet floor, until she realized there was no penalty for slaughtering pigs. Her keepsake knife, a wakizashi given to her by her father, sang out with its razor edge. The girl she carved up wore her scars for a few weeks, before the persistent abuses turned to her – for her disfigured face – and she eventually transferred away from the school. That girl’s family soon disappeared from Metsubishi entirely. While it was known that it was Ranko that had carved her, she was untouched by the disciplinary systems of the school, either out of a respect that she had lashed out against her bullies...or out of fear for being disciplined by her Family. This realization made Ranko realize that she had a power beyond a knife or a family, and that the connections of laws and influence could be a shield for those who needed it. She shifted her focuses from the arts to the law programs available to her.

Kanbayashi Mayuko always regretted her admission to the school. Her family, while wealthy business moguls from the Fire Country, had no way of knowing the sick reality of the internal halls of the school when they sent their only daughter and heiress to the fortune to the preparatory school, eager for her to pursue her miko training at the school publicly famed for its reverence to the kami of the world. While she had the money to attend the school, she didn’t have the cruel edge or the veil of the underworld to protect her against the other groups. She, like Ranko, became a target for her otherness, both for her pious religion and her relatively benign parents. The day before the graduation ceremony from elementary to middle studies, she stood atop the clocktower and considered flinging herself off, to end the torment. Her family had worked too hard to get her to this school, so just going home wasn’t an option...and the others would have killed her, eventually, she wagered. Keisei Ranko discovered her there in that clock tower, a secret hideaway to practice her singing, and taught her one of the great truths of the world: personal weakness could be hidden by a Family of support. She reached out her hand, and made her first Bond with someone else, swearing her loyalty to the girl that would cut her way figuratively and literally through her enemies.

While in middle education, Ranko and Mayuko’s alliance was secured as they started to turn the tides of the internal politics of the students in their favor. There was always someone who was tired of being the target of some larger force of angry aggression, violence for the sake of violence. There was always someone who needed saving. It became a well-known fact of life that if you swore yourself to Ranko, that she would stick her neck out for you...and fearing her knife or her disciplinary immunity, she was like a living god herself, a protector for those that would sacrifice for her. It came to the point where Ranko couldn’t remember the last time she had an opportunity to practice her singing voice, but she would bury herself in lawbooks and her education provided by the school by day, and by night, roam the complex enforcing her iron will. You targeted one of her students, you got cut. You targeted them again, blackmail would build up so fast your only escape was leaving the school entirely or taking your own life to preserve some family honor. While she never used her Gift on those that swore themselves to her – valuing true loyalty over that gained by supernatural influence – she became adept at using the Gift to grease the right palms and minds to shift the world into her favor. Soon, the disciplinary squad of students was in her pocket, thrall to her sweet voice – these would be her enforcers, keeping the violence to the school at an all-time low through their brutal retribution. Martial law was in effect, and Ranko was the kingpin...but the majority of the school couldn’t seem to mind, because her martial law was in their favor. All you had to do was swear yourself to that charismatic girl and you could enjoy a relatively stress free life of study and comradery, like you had been promised on enrollment. She had realized the dream of the school, and that made her something of a mythical figure. Outside of her year, though, things were still sour.

Nakano Nagisa was familiar enough with the Keisei crime family to know the secret of “Uchida Maaya”. Her father was a slimy, desperate man in politics that had been on the Keisei take for years, and on occasion Nagisa and Ranko would encounter each other during Family events. Eyes caught across the room, matching school uniforms, they knew of each other, but that relationship was strictly business and had no ground inside the school. Nagisa was a senpai, ready to graduate herself to one of the higher schools, were rumor had it the violence and two-faced politics was an even stronger force. Her father, Nakano-san, had heard rumors that she had been sexually active with a boy from the Izanagi campus and took that as a tool he could use – he swore her body to one of the professors in the Ebisu Gakuin (finance school) in exchange for some cooked books. This trickled through the grapevine until Nakano was targeted for being an impure and easy girl in her year, and she became subjected to the jeers of the boys during the intramural events and objectified by her professors. When the Ebisu Gakuin professor made his way to the complex one night to collect his “reward” for cooking the books for her father, Ranko, Mayuko, and a crew of other underclassmen were waiting for him. After an unfortunate injury in the science lab, he retired from the school the next day. With Nagisa added to her Bond, Ranko’s influence started to spread among the upperclassmen halls.

Destroying the reputation of the Ebisu Gakuin professor finally made the staff of the school take notice of the moves of the young Keisei girl. Attempts were made to separate the primary trio or to find reasons to expel them, but Ranko had ways to find the worst secrets of those in the school’s employ – it seemed no one was truly who they seemed, and most all of them had garnered tenure at the school through their own criminal dealings. After all, the school itself was notorious for being on the take from any number of business enterprises, legal or not. When she turned her eyes to the staff, she soon at them squirming under her influence. Some, she used the Gift to seduce – others, she merely had to provide a manilla folder containing compromising photographs of staff engaged in lecherous acts with underage students, staff engaged in acts of gambling over blood sport, or – perhaps the worst, given the climate of River – but being on the take from more than one crime family. With her influence over the staff, none of her crew had to worry about authority hammering down on their actions. Most of the girls started to make modifications to their uniforms, dying their hair, or giving up the uniforms entirely. The squeaky clean face of the school was starting to crumble, which would destroy the profits of the shareholders at the very top. This elevated Ranko’s worries beyond the mere walls of the school, and made her an enemy of those with true power.

Kiku-ichimonji Juri was a young woman, an upperclassman attending the Hachiman Gakuin school during her stay at the Omoikane Dai-Gakuin. She was a loaner samurai, gaining free scholarship and board in exchange for a promised eight-year stint as a personal guard for the school. She was never happy about this arrangement, but she had been sold into the school’s program when she was six years old. While she was a powerful kenjutsu student and a sharp tactical mind, she had always dreamed of belonging to a higher cause, like the samurai of Iron...not protecting some criminal and corrupt religious school. She was bidden by her masters to infiltrate the Uchida Maaya gang under the guise of hired muscle and take out anyone she could without upsetting the status quo too much – members of the crew that weren’t beholden to bigger families, those that the Keisei influence wouldn’t protect. The idea of slaughtering schoolgirls for a school administration made her sick, but she didn’t really have a choice – but Ranko had been waiting for her. Ranko simply provided her with a document that was a testament to her law education, a careful dance of laws and loopholes that would render her contract to the school nullified, but maintain her opportunity for scholarship and board. It would mean, however, giving up her claim to her ancient samurai clan and to swear herself to Ranko herself. It was a no brainer for Juri.

With her three bonds and herself, she held a powerful influence over each major section of the school – the underclassmen, the graduating classes, and the higher education. Her spider’s web of influence quickly compounded through the students of the school, stretching out to their families. Through a mixture of simply using the children as agents to influence their parents to meeting with these parents themselves and making use of her subterfuge and blackmail or her Gift to bring even these powerful moguls under her will, her influence quickly grew exponentially. Each connection bringing dozens more, and dozen more on each of those. Despite her headquarters being a quiet dorm in a school, Ranko was soon manipulating businesses and culture across the acting countries. Inside the school was where she made her start – her own crew that had sworn themselves to her, as well as her three Bonds – her closest and most trusted allies, each with their own crews underneath them.

Her exemplary performance at the school, both academically and politically, rendered her an ideal candidate to take over the responsibilities of the Prince at the Table of the Keisei. With the Ienaga’s incarceration, there was a need to have representatives of the direct family line seated at the table – those who’s loyalty went beyond sworn bonds and mutual fear, but ran deep into the blood itself. Ranko operates outside of the school, with a majority of the underclassmen making up her crew when she’s there. The upperclassmen, staff, administration, and now even the shareholders are all on the Keisei take – and Ranko’s blackmail is a tighter leash than any physical manacle. She uses the grand libraries and the academic minds of the school to spread her will in the most nefarious way known to man: through the courtrooms and parliaments.

Keisei Ranko always wanted to be a singer. Like most childhood dreams, these were crushed with the weight of the sad world that she wore on her shoulders. As she blossomed towards adulthood, she realized a more beautiful and powerful dream: to reorder this sad world into something that her Family – and her newfound friends – can be comfortable in.

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¤Nara Shikagerou, Sennin of Leaf.
¤Hyuuga Yuu, Genin of Leaf.
¤Sanada Ema, Chuunin of Leaf.
¤Gushiken Ren, Chuunin of Mist.
¤Hikoboshi no Natsu, Miko of Wind.
¤Sajime Sahori, Jounin of Stone.
¤Kiku-ichimonji Jun'ko, ronin samurai.
¤Hatsuyuki Shiro, renegade shinobi.
¤Keisei Ranko, The Prince of the Keisei.
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Default Post-Timeskip Yuu

Aim ever higher.

Hyuuga Yuu
This is the destiny of the Hyuuga clan.

Name: Hyuuga Yuu
Age: Fourteen
Sex: Male
Height: Five foot, six inches

Country/Village: Hi no Kuni / Konohagakure no Sato [Information]
Rank: Genin
Division: Omoi [Investigation]

Physical Description:
Due to the regal nature of the boy's heritage, even the most bold of the girls from his year wouldn't admit it, but Hyuuga Yuu is not a handsome man. He might become one, in time, but for his twelfth year of life, there's only one honest description of the boy's face: cute. The soft, warm skin of his cheeks angles neatly into a chin that's slowly growing in prominence on his face, but the happy king of his visage is his small nose and his clever, sly smile on his lips. Little ears poke out from carefully groomed hair and occasionally turn red from the beating sun above—leaving this child somewhat of a poster of Konoha youth. Adorable is easily the term you'd want to use, but you simply cannot.
He hot now.

For Hyuuga Yuu is defined almost entirely by his posture and movement. Even in the freeze-frame picture on his identification papers, even on the clever pseudo-3D artwork on is Ninja Info card, tucked away in classified information, even from the way the light catches his hair through the window on a lazy Autumn day, Hyuuga Yuu is almost intimidating. Beyond his cute face and expression, there is a cold awe in his form. His strong, broad shoulders would make it difficult to classify his androgynous beauty as 'female', and the muscles in his chest and stomach go on to define this near-fae as a boy. His arms look almost undefined until he puts them in motion, where his muscles seem reverent to his ivory skin before rippling into action, flexing and bulging for action. His legs, the most defined portion of his young body in his training, are attractive and unassuming for one moment, and ready to push the Earth away with a bounding jump in the next. Thanks to his years of training in Jyuuken, Yuu manages to combine elements of classical beauty and the frightening design of an experienced martial artist. This inhuman beauty is punctuated by his most dramatic of traits: the screaming tells of his bloodline.

Yuu's long, black hair is the defining mark of pride amongst the male warriors of his family. A Hyuuga who can wear his hair long and trailing behind the dancing movements of his taijutsu without posing the risk of an opponent grappling it is a true master of the form. It stands to reason that even before his mastery of Jyuuken, a Hyuuga is already growing out his hair. Proud Yuu has surpassed the shoulder line and has hair that falls deep into his shoulder blades, shining with luster and smooth to the touch. It's thickness is something of an oddity in his family, but by no means the mark of infidelity or bad genetics: It just gives him a more angular and defined silhouette amongst others.

While overall, the boy seems nothing more than an attractive young man with a focus on taijutsu, the most obvious trait on his form is something that makes him legendary, even outside the walls of his village and the political boundaries of his country. His milky white eyes (irises and all) are completely alien, flickering the sun's reflection in a haunting beauty. The first thought might be 'blindness', but when they focus on an individual, it feels as though every mental block is being melted away and every secret is bubbling to the focus—every inadequate flaw becomes apparent before the eyes of the young nobleman. The tell of the Byakugan makes the young boy scream out his heritage in his simple, quiet gaze—a gravity beyond expectations.

Clothing:
Blue 'n black, Konoha tattoo/seal, "old-fashioned" shinobi kit

Personality:

The elite sense of his family, the absolute dedication to being on top, the insane desire to remain 'pure', at least in his parent's eyes, absolutely rends the poor boy for a loop. Stress gets the better of him, and he takes it out on his studies. To study hard and to work hard means he's doing what his parents and the rest of the family expects, and most of the time he gets words of praise at the end of a day, so it's worth hitting the books hard and practicing the various aspects of the clan's taijutsu to the best of his ability. At school and in the days he's free to take some time off, he finds a bit of safety in the words of his friends, however few are actually sincere, and enjoys the typical 'young' boy things. In his days at the Academy, he had fun 'playing' ninja, and acting out favorite pairings of some of the tougher Academy Sensei that the children studied under, but he would never admit that to his parents. For Yuu, all he wants his parents to know is how well he is doing and how he would fair in a fight.

Manners, sophistication, and knowing that a child's place is doing whatever his parents command, remaining silent unless spoken too, and never to show emotion regardless of the situation at hand. His mantra, "Hold your tongue." For instance, he would never cry out in protest if told to do extra chores, nor would he offer a comment at a discussion he overheard. Never would he offer a suggestion to anyone older than him on the 'way things should be done'. Some might call him the ideal child, always obedient and absolutely meticulous in every task he undertook. Chores never had to be done twice, homework always completed, he always dressed properly for formal occasions, and his eyes never focused on anything but your own, if spoken to, and to his feet, if not spoken to. This is what his parents expected of him during his Academy days.

As a Genin, he's allowed a bit more freedom. His headband, marking his coming of age, also marked the beginning of his adulthood amongst his family. He still finds himself reserved, but he is no longer allowed the safety in looking at the floor. His eyes look straight ahead, and directly at points of attention. In some way, this is related to his parents wanting him to show that he had the perception, to the absolute smallest detail, that his clan held so high. As the only child, the entire weight of holding his parent's respect in the clan fell on his shoulders, and he knows it. As he moves, talks, and trains, the constant thought in his head is that he has to do the best he can at all times, work as hard as he can, and continue to fight on as hard as he can, regardless of the factors weighing against him. To tell his parents he had failed in whatever small detail would mean that his entire attempt had been failed.

Yuu is a genius, both in the academic sense and the shinobi sense, but he's too clouded by his worry over his reputation to realize it, but then again, it blankets his actions with a constant double-check to make sure everything is going to plan. He's one of the most kind-hearted people one could possibly hope to meet in Konoha, but his natural reserve and dedicated speech strike most as either shyness, or more commonly, a dignified silence. People, just by being around him, expect more from him socially then is actually there. Although he has had plenty of close friends to play with, he's never had a friend that he felt comfortable talking with.

His new found responsibility and freedom of being a Genin has granted one important factor to his personality: A respect for the community at large. Understanding the mission structure and the concept behind the hidden village more fully, he's able to hold deep respect for every member of the village, regardless of purity of blood or morals. To be a 'shinobi', to Yuu, means to be part of a beautiful machine, and he loves every working part of it. This grants him a level of selflessness that has yet to truly manifest, but to throw down his life for a comrade would be more than satisfactory for his record of right-and-wrong, and more than likely to satisfy his parents as the proper end to his career.

This love and respect for his fellow shinobi puts Yuu at an oddly mature point in his young years, understanding that for anyone to truly effect the world, they have to effect as many people in the world as possible. A strong desire in his heart is to help people, to make people smile, and to fix problems. Payment and reward of reputation is not his goal, nor is it prime on his list--his goal is to help make his Konoha as great as possible.

Nindo; "Way of the Ninja": "Aim ever higher."

Bloodline: Byakugan [Information]

Clan Archetype:

Hyuuga Bloodline Specialist
Special: Add an extra point to speed.
Primary: Physical
Secondary: Chakra
Tertiary: Mental
Stat Merit: + 1 Speed, + 1 Stamina, + 1 Control
Stat Flaw: - 1 Power, - 1 Reserves, - 1 Strength

Offensive Healer
Stat Merit: +1 to Intelligence, +1 to Reserves, +1 to Speed
Stat Flaw: -2 to Willpower, -1 to Power

Eerie Ears
The user has a strange talent for hearing. They are capable of remembering sounds almost perfectly, and are capable of filtering out the ones that matter from those that don’t. In a crowded room they could focus their ears and eavesdrop on a whispered conversation, or listen for the footsteps of a stalker that they know is there. They must actively focus to make this work, and so it is rarely useful if they are caught by surprise.


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Statistics

Physical

Strength: 1 [-1 Hyuuga] [+3 AP] [+1 Pool] 4
Speed: 1 [+2 Hyuuga] [+1 Off. Healer] [+5 Pool] [+3 AP] [+3 Thread] 15 [+15 Jyuuken]
Stamina: 1 [+1 Hyuuga] [+4 Pool] [+3 AP] [+2 Thread] 11 [+12 Jyuuken]

Mental

Intelligence: 1 [+1 Off. Healer] [+3 AP] [+1 Pool] 6
Tactics: 1 [+3 AP] [+2 Pool] 6
Willpower: 1 [-2 Off. Healer] [+3 Pool] [+3 AP] [+1 Thread] 6

Chakra

Power: 1 [-1 Hyuuga] [-1 Off. Healer] [+2 Pool] [+3 AP] [+4 Thread] 8
Control: 1 [+1 Hyuuga] [+4 Pool] [+3 AP] [+2 Thread] 11
Reserves: 1 [-1 Hyuuga] [+1 Off. Healer] [+2 Pool] [+3 AP] [+1 Thread] 7

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Jutsus and Techniques:

Byakugan / White Eyes

Jyuuken / Gentle Fist
  • Stage 1 (Speed 5, Stamina 3) / Speed +5, Stamina +4
  • Stage 2 (Speed 8, Stamina 6, Control 6) / Speed +5, Stamina +4
  • Stage 3 (Speed 12, Stamina 8, Control 8) / Speed +5, Stamina +4
    Special Techniques:
    • Hakkeshou Nankan (Hand of the Eight Divinations: Barrier)
    • Hakkeshou Sekishokyuu (Hand of the Eight Divinations: Barrier Sphere)
    • Hakkeshou Inasu (Hand of the Eight Divinations: Parry)
Hidden Leaf Genjutsu / Konohagakure Illusion Method
  • Stage 1
    • Etainoshirenai no Tacchi (Touch of the Unfamiliar) (Intelligence 4, Tactics 4)
  • Stage 2
    • Dokuji no Gisou (Camouflage of the Peculiar) (Intelligence 6, Tactics 5, Control 5)
  • Stage 3
    • Minagiru no Kage (Shadow Swell) (Power 8, Control 8, Reserves 6)
Global Ninjutsu / My Shinobi Handbook
  • Stage 1
    • Kawarimi no Jutsu (Body Switch Technique) (Power 2, Tactics 2)
    • Anrokku no Jutsu (Unlocking Technique) (Intelligence 3, Reserves 3)
  • Stage 2
    • Kinobori/Kabenobori no Jutsu (Tree Walking / Wall Walking Technique) (Power 5, Control 4, Reserves 4)
  • Stage 3
    • Chakra Tsuitou no Jutsu (Chakra Hunting Technique) (Power 8, Control 8, Reserves 6)
Medical Ninjutsu / The Healing Arts
  • Stage 1
    • Igaku Kunren (Medical Training) (Control 2, Willpower 2)
    • Kanrinin (Caretaker) (Control 3, Tactics 2)
    • Byouki no Fujikome (Disease Containment) (Intelligence 3, Reserves 3)
  • Stage 2
    • Keksuki Gyouko (Blood Coagulation) (Control 5, Power 4, Reserves 4)
  • Stage 3
    • Chiyute no Jutsu (Healing Hands Technique) (Control 8, Power 8, Reserves 6)
Eagle Contract / Universal Summon Contracts: Eagle
  • Stage 1
    • Kuchiyose no Moriko (Control 3, Tactics 2)
  • Stage 2
    • Kuchiyose no Makoto (Control 6, Power 6, Willpower 4)
Inventory:
  • Poisons - Debilitating Poison [3], Hallucinogenic Poison [2]
  • Antidotes [3]
Weapon Points Remaining: 0/8

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Biography:




Extra Bonuses:
  • Anniversary Gift: Eerie Ears (Talented Hearing)
  • Anniversary Gift: Extra List (Can learn 1 additional list)
  • Anniversary Gift: Staff AP Breaker (3 points per stat, 6 points on jutsu)
  • AP Total: Stats - 27/27; Jutsu - 6/6
  • AP Spent: (+1 Power from Kaen to help with Global Ninjutsu edits)
  • AP Spent: (+3 Strength, +3 Speed, +3 Stamina, +3 Intelligence, +3 Tactics, +3 Willpower, +2 Power, +3 Control, +3 Reserves)
  • AP Spent: (Chiyute no Jutsu, Chakra Tsuitou no Jutsu, Kuchiyose no Makoto, Etainoshirenai no Tacchi, Dokuji no Gisou, Minagiru no Kage)

Thread Ratings:
02/16/08 A Family Tradition: Previous Operation
03/21/08 Vanilla: Previous Operation
12/10/08 Yuu Want These Roots: Previous Operation
03/25/09 The Bug That Bit Me: Previous Operation
04/17/09 Roots [Taxonomy]: Previous Operation
03/22/11 Engiversary 7.0 Thread Point: +1 Speed
04/12/11 Unconventional Learning: +1 Speed
04/16/11 Eerie Ears
03/09/12 Global Ninjutsu Edits +1 Power (AP from Kaen), replacing Rope Untying for Unlocking.
07/25/12 Medical Ninjutsu Revamp: Medical jutsu revised
06/13/13 Snow White, Blood Red: +1 Speed
12/27/13 Everybody Talks +1 Stamina
01/14/14 [Arctic Arc] Don't Make Me a Target +2 Control
03/01/14 The Heart Of Fistness +1 Stamina, Stage 3 Jyuuken
07/26/14 White-Eyed Women's Workout +1 Power, Byouki no Fujikome
08/13/14 The Next Generation, Washi Contract Stage 1
09/26/14 Grief-Stricken +1 Power, Hakkeshou Sekishokyuu
09/26/14 Supply and Demand +1 Reserves, Hakkeshou Inasu, Item revamp
03/14/15 Break Even +1 Power, Wall Walking
07/11/15 Entitlement Issues +1 Power, Keksuki Gyouko
06/13/17 Colossus in the Shade +1 Willpower
07/16/17 "Fu Xi Bagua" Study AP Spent: +3 Strength, +3 Speed, +3 Stamina, +3 Intelligence, +3 Tactics, +3 Willpower, +2 Power, +3 Control, +3 Reserves, Chiyute no Jutsu, Chakra Tsuitou no Jutsu, Kuchiyose no Makoto, Etainoshirenai no Tacchi, Dokuji no Gisou, Minagiru no Kage
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¤Gushiken Ren, Chuunin of Mist.
¤Hikoboshi no Natsu, Miko of Wind.
¤Sajime Sahori, Jounin of Stone.
¤Kiku-ichimonji Jun'ko, ronin samurai.
¤Hatsuyuki Shiro, renegade shinobi.
¤Keisei Ranko, The Prince of the Keisei.
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Default Higashi Tomoe


Sanshouo no Tomoe
Higashi Tomoe
Tomoe of the Salamander

Enforcer for the Amekage, Former Youkai
Female || 19 || 5'9'' || Jounin || Amegakure


Physical Description & Clothing:

Quote:
She's glamorous, classy, and a total babe. She's kind of beautiful, if you think about it with that long and natural blonde hair and the most blue eyes ever. Yeah, she definitely got that from her mom. They're not just blue, but rather take on the lightest shade on can imagine. The iris is so light that the pupil contrasts it dramatically, adding a a small dark circle in each eye. Her reputation is completely the polar opposite of them because they look innocent while she is not.

She still looks like a child, a young child. Not in the baby kind of way, but she still carries those juvenile features. Her body, though, is way mature. Very curvy and slender, she is gorgeous. If she wanted to, she could enter a beauty pageant and win hands down.

She wears basically anything she can lay her hands on, but the outfit that she is most known for is the ripped skirt, long leather jacket, and the black bra. The jacket, which she obtained from her deceased father, hangs loosely over her body. From the various battles and fights, it has ripped a little and some fur fell off the collar, although it isn't so noticeable. Her skirt is almost completely ripped apart.

A studded belt keeps it from falling down her waist although it is starting to get old. And finally, the black bra is just a black bra with a small printed design outlining the top. Oh, and a while back she stole these really cool fingerless gloves that have a plaid design over them and have parts of leather sewed on. And lets see, her shoes she got a while back and they're just a knee high pair of black combat boots.

Yeah, she looks way hardcore... When she's not a ghost. As a ghost, she lives somewhere on Silent Hill and wears what she must. A long and velvet black cloak with a hood that she puts over her hair. And then, there's that hand-me-down that gives her the other face, another look on this so called reality. It is a plain white mask that gives her the worst nightmares.

In either outfits, she doesn't wear her hitai-ate.
Personality:

Quote:
Sometimes, life comes at you rough, but you gotta be able to handle it. Complaining and whining, that's baby stuff. You gotta take it like a real man -- in Tomoe's case, a real bitch. Though not even old enough to drink legally, this girl has gone through what someone might not even be able to meet in their entire lives. But that don't mean that she's weak and afraid to take risks.

She's the opposite of a coward; she's a reckless daredevil who isn't afraid to get a concussion or two. The kunoichi will run in to any battle and is a bit carefree, however she definitely fits in the happy-go-lucky category. She's headstrong and ready to face on any challenge that is thrown at her.
Despite being such a daredevil, she is actually a very happy person. She smiles a lot and likes to share a good joke then and again. She can be flirtatious and a tease, but only on friendly terms so it's usually nothing but a fling. The kunoichi isn't afraid to talk to new people and make new friends so she's a social butterfly in a weird way. Well, at least that's one side of Tomoe.

The other side is one rarely seen, but is of the softest nature. She can be a fragile person, easily broken and sensitive. Very seldom to see Tomoe act this way, but if one catches a glimpse, that's the most they will ever get. If someone knows her well enough, they can break her apart and then put her back together if wanted.

However, the bitch won't let anyone handle her like that, although there is something that takes advantage of her in that state. It keeps her quiet and lives on her struggle, feeding it's own vanity.
Nindo; "Way of the Ninja": "Unpreparedness is one's greatest enemy."

Primary Archetype: ...of the Salamander [Beast Master]
Secondary Archetype:

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Statistics

Physical

Strength: 1
Speed: 1
Stamina: 1

Mental

Intelligence: 1
Tactics: 1
Willpower: 1

Chakra

Power: 1
Control: 1
Reserves: 1

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Jutsu and Techniques:

Kusarigamaryuu - Tendou Jigoku
Stage 5 (+25 Strength, +20 Speed) Strength 26, Speed 20, Stamina 10, Willpower 16

Global Ninjutsu
S1. Replacement
S2. Tree Walking
S3. Reduced Earth
S4. Air Jump
S5. Stinging Mist

Beast List
-Key: Supernatural Beast (Black Salamander) [Poison Mist, can swallow a bitch]
-Key: Large
-Basic: Burrowing Beast
-Basic: Stalker
-Basic: Poison I
-Basic: Poison II
-Basic: Advanced Senses (Tremor-sense, Acute Smell)
-Basic: Master Tunneler


Inventory:

Kusarigama [4] (Soft Weapon 2 Combined 0 Small Blade 1) (Or is this just a soft weapon? Shoge is very simular.)

Debilitating Poison 3 + Implanted 1 [4]
Her skin secretes gross ass poison. She can breathe it out with techniques such as "Stinging Mist". Immune to her own poison from her sweat/blood, but not when it's vaporized/cloud form from a ninjutsu technique.

Breathing Mask [1]
What because she's not immune to poison and that.

Item Points Remaining:

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Biography:

Quote:
She was a natural born killer, her pet fish died in two weeks, her kitten got sick and was put to sleep, and at seven years old her father died from leukemia and her mother ran away from her. As a young child, Tomoe had been traumatized. She had believed she was the Devil's Child or even a Carrier of Death. However, all that made her strong, so strong and so powerful.

And insane.

She had some distant relatives, like third cousin's removed or something, and she went to go live with them. A week later, their dog died. They sent her to the Shinobi Academy where she learned how to manipulate her so called gift. She scared everyone off with her exceptionally unique ideas and imagination. The teachers complained that she was different, but her relatives did nothing and just stayed silent. As soon as she graduated, they left her. They didn't move away, they died. Each in their own way collapsed to the ground and walked toward the light as Tomoe continued to move in to the darkness.

Her team was scared of her, her Sensei didn't know how to deal with her, so they sent her off to the Chuunin Exams on her own. She passed, obviously because death was on her side. This kind of perverse nature had never been viewed, but she didn't mind, she enjoyed it. She enjoyed knowing she was the spawn of the Devil. She liked smiling because she liked to see the reactions on other people's faces. Everyone knew about her. Everyone.

One day, someone decided to visit - her mother. Well, actually her mother just came back to visit the cemetery. As she walked back inside one of the sectors, their eyes met. The eye contact between mother and daughter had meant so much and brought out so much emotion. They both had been aware of one another, but had not even waved a hello. A month later, Tomoe received news that her mother had committed suicide. She set up a funeral, but did not attend.

Instead, she chose a mission to catch two rogue shinobi from Amegakure and bring them back or kill them. She chose the easy way out and killed them by tricking them in to tripping off a cliff. She brought their bodies back for evidence and a few weeks later was promoted from Chuunin to Jounin rank for doing exceptionally well.

So she continued doing work and missions, until one day... She cracked. She was a bomb ready to explode and all her emotions spilled out along with attacks. She didn't kill people, knowing she'd lose her license as a shinobi so she went up ground and killed animals. Somebody found her pulling the intestines out of one and handed her something.

Her bloody fingers stained the pure white, but there was no innocence to begin with. The kunoichi put it on and let the tears slide down her cheeks. No one could see them anyway. She found out she has no soul, but it really doesn't bother her.

They explained to her and she listened obediently. The only reason she really was this quite was because of her new gift, that mask. From that day on, the girl was haunted, followed by shadows that wouldn't disappear in the dark and the sense of paranoia that would leave her with barely any sleep. She was afraid, for the first time in her life.

A day afterward, she received a letter from her late mother. It had been sent a few years ago, and only until then had arrived to her.

Quote:
Dear Tomoe,
I'm sorry for leaving you, but I had to. After giving birth to you, my life had almost been over, but I survived miraculously. To tell you the truth, I loved you so much even since I ever left. No matter how much has died with you around, you were my only daughter. Despite how much your guardians complained to me, I couldn't come back to you. I couldn't raise you, I knew I would do a bad job and kill you one night. I wanted to kill you so much, that's why I left. Tomoe-chan, you are a monster.
She placed the letter in a drawer under all her clothes and continued to erase all that was left of her existence. Every now and then, she admires it. Blame it on the contaminated wisdom, but this is the business of Higashi Tomoe.
//29.1.14//

Following the dissolution of the Youkai, Higashi Tomoe found herself without a true home. Time alone gave her time for introspection, which proved to push her deeper and deeper into depression. Eventually, she locked herself up in her room, a dirty and undecorated place, and spent hours a day carefully polishing her mask. She believed she had wronged it, somehow. That it was punishing her for a lack of effort. In time, however, as Amegakure's efforts against it's own country proved dire, there came a need for someone of her skills. A courier, someone who's face was unknown but voice was familiar, came to her door, entreating her to an audience for the Kage of Rain, the recently appointed Ayame.


Ayame was someone that Tomoe had known personally, for what amounted for friendship in the head of the girl. Ayame, perhaps desperate to use every ounce of Rain's military given the civil conflict and external pressures of the greater shinobi community, saw fit to fetch her. Appointing her to a team might be madness, but making use of her skills fostered after a lifetime of murder was appropriate, given the situation of the village. Some might call her a lapdog, a weird psychological exercise for the young Kage, others might whisper her name with a twisted sense of fear. But the duality of Tomoe is leashed securely in the service of Amegakure—either as a dog in a kennel or a Cerberus protecting the underworld.
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¤Gushiken Ren, Chuunin of Mist.
¤Hikoboshi no Natsu, Miko of Wind.
¤Sajime Sahori, Jounin of Stone.
¤Kiku-ichimonji Jun'ko, ronin samurai.
¤Hatsuyuki Shiro, renegade shinobi.
¤Keisei Ranko, The Prince of the Keisei.
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The greater the light of the fire, the greater the shadow
[Clan Symbol]
The Nara Clan of Konohagakure

Clan History:

Of the great clan houses of modern Konohagakure, the Nara remains one as one of the oldest - - maintaining an intimate relationship with the Akimichi clan that survives into the current day. Famously secretive, the true nature of the Nara clan’s importance to the village could be easily overlooked by a casual observer. Compared to their ancestral friendship in the Akimichi clan, those frontline fighters with overwhelming strength, the Nara tend to be found in the shadows, tending to the deer of the Nara forest or researching medicine in the relative peace of secluded studies and research centers. While many might whisper of their deadly, ensnaring shadow manipulation techniques, the greatest value the Nara clan has provided their mother village over the years has been their wisdom and intelligence. Every generation of Nara seems to produce some of the brightest tactical minds - - if only the right teachers can coax it out of the famously stubborn and passive clan.

Making up part of the traditional administration of the village, Nara tend to be seen in positions all through the divisions and ranks of Konohagakure. From studious researchers to strict librarians and impassioned lecturers, it’s never uncommon to see a representative of the Nara clan in any given field that offers them the opportunity to work and grow at their own face. Like a bonsai tree, the Nara clan tends to flourish with careful, meticulous care over a long period of time. Most noticeably, the position of “Assistant to the Hokage” is almost exclusively filled by a Nara representative, a position so steeped in the bureaucracy of the village that it seems to be tailor made to represent the friendship of the clan to the village itself. Recent years of strife in the administration offices of the Hokage itself have caused internal conflicts inside the village, with various Nara of various sects of the village coming to different opinions on what would be best for the village in the future. If any clan was best suited to feel the thrum of the heartbeat of the village, to feel the changes in tempo in the song of the forest, it would be the Nara Clan.

In addition to the intimate connection with the Akimichi, there was once a third clan known as the Yamanaka that made part of the trio of Konoha’s must trusted houses of shinobi. While a majority of those great shinobi members of the clan had been tragically lost in a year centuries past, a part of their culture and blood remains protected and sheltered by the Nara clan itself. You can find whispers of it in the most proud examples of Nara blood - - a penchant for flowers, a trademark of this fallen clan; and a streak of Nara with brilliantly blonde or white hair, in contract to the traditional dark tones. These variations are a mark of pride, for the Nara, Yamanaka, and Akimichi clan is a proud foundation of Konoha as a whole.

Members of the Nara and the Akimichi clan are gifted special, matching earrings from the older clans of the village - - particularly those with famous Hokage in their ranks, or powerful bloodlines, like the Hyuuga - - in a coming of age ceremony when ever new shinobi achieve the rank of chuunin. These special earrings are used to swear an oath to the village itself, and two both clans mutually. Nara (and Akimichi) wearing these earrings are considered adults by their clans, but also carry on the will of fire past down to them from their forefathers. These simple accessories represent hundreds of years of loyalty and valiant protection of the Village Hidden in the Leaves. Where the Sanada have settled here, and the Hyuuga are allied to the village - - it can be said that the Nara and Akimichi clans are the “heart” of Konohagakure.

This is an honored title that they hold in the greatest pride.

(Even if it can be a bit of a drag.)

Clan Description:

A typical example of a Nara clansman wears his dark (brown, black, gray) hair back in a samurai-inspired ponytail or topknot. This style can be seen shared with some members of the Akimichi (at least before they use their hair for ninjutsu), and with the Hyuuga clan, and deviations from this norm tend to hold some weight as a rebellion not only against the Nara clan itself, but also these allied clans. Typically of a lanky, tall build that contracts them to the typical builds of the Akimichi, the pairings of Akimichi and Nara clansmen tend to cut an impressive contracts to each other.

The Nara clan uniform is what tends to be known as the “Konohagakure” shinobi uniform by most outsiders, although the Nara tend to favor the colors gray as opposed to the blue, black, and green of other Konoha shinobi. Their clan symbol can be worn at the discretion of the shinobi themselves, as some tend to feel more strongly allied to the village itself than the internal politics of their clans. This isn’t seem as a slight against the family or a form of rebellion: simply making a choice between the two families each Nara belongs to, the clan and their village.

Most all adult Nara wear specialized earrings granted to them by the other administrative clans of Konohagakure. These represent adulthood, loyalty, and their special connection with the other founding clan, the Akimichi.

Atypical Nara clansmen come in all shapes and sizes, since it’s not unheard of for Nara to marry and bear children with those outside of the village. Those who carry on the bloodline of the fallen Yamanaka clan, in particular, boast sharp blonde hair and lighter colored eyes compared to their more traditionally blooded kin. The Nara clan sees these blonde Nara with a great pride - - they represent the study traditions of the clan itself, and the integration of the people of Konoha.

Clan Grounds:

The mountains that border Konohagakure hold hidden valleys and secret groves with twisting, possibly enchanted paths that harmlessly direct lost travelers away from the grounds of the Nara clan. It’s said that only a Nara can safely explore these grounds, and ancient seals and rites make the very mountains themselves treacherous to any that might try and infiltrate them. It is here, in these many hidden pockets of mountainous land, that one might find carefully tended gardens of beautiful and rare flowers – a legacy of the Yamanaka clan – and the deer from which the Nara take their name and greatest traditions. These Nara-bred and tended deer are an extinct species anywhere outside of these protected groves, great and mythically powerful beasts that are rumored to protect the Nara’s secret grounds themselves with magic and illusion. For sure, their antlers themselves are the root to several panaceas and secret medical techniques: these traded sometimes with the medical clans of Konohagakure, but mostly kept in secret while the full nature of their affects are studied. Most famous of the Nara medicines is the Akimichi food pills, one of the few Nara medicines that are freely traded to anyone outside of the clan. Of course, many Nara wouldn’t even consider the Akimichi as “outside of the clan”.

In addition to these tending groves are massive, hidden labyrinths of research facilities. Outside of the protection of the Nara deer and rituals, these do tend to be infiltrated by curious spelunkers or even nefarious agents from time to time. Typically, any current or particularly troubling information is stored inside of Konoha warehouses in the village - - at the worst of the worst hidden in the magically protected deer groves - - but there is said that there’s pages and pages of forgotten information, hidden techniques, and remarkable breakthroughs to be found, inside all the traps and twisting corridors. Since the facilities are so big, and so numerous, and so remote in the mountains, a dedicated guard would be an impossible task. There’s adventure to be had here, both for members inside and outside of the clan, allies and opponents to Konohagakure as a whole.

Inside the village proper, the Nara hold a small housing complex dotted by the trees of their forests. These houses are old, and match the older sections of Konohagakure themselves. There’s only a few dozen (if that many) active Nara at any given time, and their houses are relatively small to reflect that.


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Name: The Nara Clan

Village: Hidden Leaf Village

Techniques: Shadow Manipulation

Characteristics:
The Hidden Village of Leaf’s very own Nara clan has a quite a bit of history behind it, and certainly more than its fair share of character. Before I go any further though, I would like to make one thing clear: the Nara is not a balanced clan where the power and its affairs our dealt with equally…oh no…the Nara clan is almost completely Matriarchal. This little detail is rooted deep within the Clan’s dominant personality traits – it’s a family tradition for all Nara men to be exceptionally lazy (though highly intelligent) and many of them would much rather take a break, rest in the sun or do some low effort activities like gardening or chess.

As you can imagine, nothing would ever get done in a clan like this and they certainly wouldn’t rise to power, spend any time researching their own techniques, and hell would freeze over before they invested in any clan traditions (that would require commitment and actual work). All of this would be true, but for one crucial fact: there are Nara women. In many ways the women of the Nara clan take a 180 degree shift. They are not lazy or unmotivated and they sure ain’t submissive. Quite the opposite in fact.

Yes, Nara women wear the pants in this particular relationship.

And that’s pretty much how things are done round these ‘ere parts. Not that anyone minds the status quo of course – it’s just the way things are – and you wouldn’t expect to find an unhappy couple in a Nara family (if only because one side can’t be bothered to make a fuss…much too troublesome after all). So consequently, the Nara do have traditions, do go to social gatherings and do take an active part in village politics – even if the guys have to get dragged their by the ears.

As for looks, all born and bred Nara are gifted with long black hair and their eye colour varies naturally – as does their build – and overall they maintain a very normal look (not inhuman like some clans at any rate).

Nara Archetype
Primary/Secondary/Tertiary = Chakra/Mental/Phsycial

Primary Merit: Gain Kage Mane for free
Stat Merits: +2 intelligence, +1 power
Stat Flaws: -1 strength, -1 stamina, -1 speed

Not a physically inclined clan to be certain, the Nara are nevertheless well versed in using their chakra as well as their clan techniques, and most, if not all, are incredibly intelligent.
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¤Sajime Sahori, Jounin of Stone.
¤Kiku-ichimonji Jun'ko, ronin samurai.
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I remember when we we're gambling to win
Everybody else said better luck next time
I don't wanna bend, let the bad girls bend
I just wanna be your friend
Is it ever gonna be enough


Sanada Desperado
(The Desperado can take the Sanada Clan Bloodline and Techniques)
Combo Archetype: Sanada Clan Specialist + Daredevil
Special: Once per thread, the Desperado can completely ignore all rules of damage for a single post by virtue of an innate response from their Celestial Body. This can mean completely ignoring a point blank hit thanks to rapid regeneration, or going hard in the paint and ignoring grievous, crippling injuries to move and strike as normal by a hasty patch-work repair (as with the Daredevil archetype special), and so on. By expending a Kawarimi Usage (and a Stage 1 Jutsu usage), the Desperado can repeat this feat up to two more times.

The Sanada Desperado is a tireless warrior, who selflessly throws herself into the chaos of combat to protect her friends. She has a simple zen mantra: "Nana korobi, ya oki!" Fall seven times, get up eight.


"Anemone" no Jisou (Aspect of "Anemone")
Hedgehog's Dilemma
Stage X
The Sanada takes a powerful defensive stance and rapidly extends a series of rotating, drill-like spears from all around her body that extend about the length of a typical katana, unable to move while these spears threaten all that would come into her personal space. She has enough control over these spears to the point where she won’t accidentally impale a target, but they boil and erupt out of her skin in a different pattern each time, rendering it a successful defensive technique under repeat assault. This technique allows the Sanada to create these drill weapons with her other evolution and metamorphosis techniques inside the Sanada list. Drills are blades equal to the length appropriate to the technique, which spin rapidly for additional piercing power, but are easily snapped and broken. Drills do not confer a specific mechanical advantage, merely a cosmetic one.
Stage X+1: These drills come out about the length of a spear.

Hissatsu! Doriru! (Certain Kill! Drill!)
Not quite THIS big...
Stage X (5?)
Requirements: Hensei (Stage 2) for “natural” limbs, Fukuzatsu Hensei for created limbs, Souseiki

The flesh splits open from one of the Sanada’s limbs, and the bone and meat beneath rapidly reconfigures to a large, spinning drill, spinning under the power of a fleshy motor organ at the base. As the drill spins up to full speed, some of the excess daughter cells passively created by Souseiki start to burn with sparkling lights, releasing intense amounts of power. This drill has destructive piercing capabilities similar to Chidori, and it can clash handily with other strike-type ninjutsu techniques where appropriate (such as Rasengan). Rather than the enhanced speed of Chidori or the incredible knockback power of Rasengan, the Sanada’s Drill can be detached inside of a hit target or launched like a projectile and explodes afterwards as the remaining cells of the Sanada detonate their chakra all at once. The Sanada pays for this payload by sacrificing the materials used to make the drill - - leaving a bloody, bleeding stump in the wake.

Kinjutsu! Katon: Jikou Gisei (Forbidden Art! Flame Release: Self Immolation)
Something like this!
Stage X
A deadly technique that can kill the user of the chakra isn’t molded to perfection, declared a “forbidden technique” by a Hokage in the past. This technique was rediscovered and, combined with the Sanada Clan’s ability to self-regenerate, has been developed into a powerful supportive art for the most reckless of the clan. After forming a series of mudra, ending on the ninja handsign for dragon, the very skin of the shinobi becomes a deadly, burning weapon.

Hairline orange cracks appear on the surface of the shinobi’s body, that split and erupt like small rivers of lava from head to toe. When engaged in personal combat, the shinobi’s skin erupts in katon splutters of blood and flesh when struck or impaled, sticking to the striking limb or weapon like wet fire. This napalm-like effect persists until completely cleaned away, a slow-burning jelly that can slowly burn through flesh and armor. Some victims, desperate to survive this technique, have been known to cut away affected limbs or tear off their clothing before it impacts their body.

The pain from this technique can be ignored with a single Stage 3 Usage of the Sanada Clan’s Shikeshou (Nervous Disorder), but the burning flesh must be constantly repaired each post this technique remains active with a constant Shinsei (Rebirth), costing a Stage 3 usage each post, or the flesh will burn and harden and become useless for this technique. This technique lasts until it’s willed to stop or the shinobi is knocked unconscious, or they run out of Stage X charges (even though this technique only uses one Stage X usage to activate.) Without Shikeshou, the self-inflicted pain halves the shinobi's Taijutsu Speed Scaling, and without regeneration, this technique can only be active for a single post before the skin no longer can contain the technique's effects, making it historically a last-ditch method to kill a target already performing a final blow on the user.

Katon: Minagoroshi Gaitou (Flame Release: Holocaust Cloak)
I’ll take that!
Stage X
After performing a series of mudra, ending on the shinobi handsign for rooster, a flaming scarf appears around the user’s neck, flowing freely behind them even without the presence of the wind. Notably, the scarf doesn’t cast any light or catch any mundane items aflame. This “cloak” remains active until the user dismisses it or runs out of Stage X charges. It wraps around the user to burn away any Stage 4 Ninjutsu (or lower) attack that the user can sense (but it does not act independently from the user), and can be immediately, passively refreshed with an additional Stage X usage. The scarf’s end can be thrown, growing from where it wraps around the user’s neck, to protect an ally from ninjutsu as well. This technique can be prematurely ended if it’s snatched from the user’s neck, but it erupts with the force of a Stage 4 Katon when it does - - immolating both the attacker and the user in a singular pillar of flame.




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¤Nara Shikagerou, Sennin of Leaf.
¤Hyuuga Yuu, Genin of Leaf.
¤Sanada Ema, Chuunin of Leaf.
¤Gushiken Ren, Chuunin of Mist.
¤Hikoboshi no Natsu, Miko of Wind.
¤Sajime Sahori, Jounin of Stone.
¤Kiku-ichimonji Jun'ko, ronin samurai.
¤Hatsuyuki Shiro, renegade shinobi.
¤Keisei Ranko, The Prince of the Keisei.
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