Embrace the Void

Situated between Rock Country and Wind Country, Pebble is a samurai country with the strongest non-shinobi police force in the world. Samurai from world over come to Pebble to train and learn a variety of sword styles. Pebble is split into 3 provinces, Ore, Mineral and Quartz.
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Embrace the Void

Post by Nick » Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:26 am

Suzuko was working hard as ever, but this time was a little different. She needed to be better about her emotions and how they affected not just herself, but those around her, too. This was why she was sitting in the midst of the training fields, legs crossed, taking deep breaths, and trying to ignore the sounds of blades clashing, warriors grunting, and bodies thudding to the ground all around her and instead focus on herself and her own feelings and emotions. She could feel the threads of chakra coming off of her and latching onto people around her, leeching onto their emotions and trying to transfer back into her... But she attempted to ignore them to the best of her ability.

Deep breath in. Hold it. Hold it. Slowly let it out, bit by bit, the air leaving your lungs is the emotions leaving your body. Feel it, embrace it, be it. She shuddered. The amount of emotions surrounding her was difficult. She felt anger, frustration, focus, even ones that felt much more odd given the situation, such as love, lust, joy... These people training around her were some of the best of the best, and maybe that showed in their emotions, too, how they emotionally processed fights, especially ones like these that would otherwise be friendly spars and the like.

Taking this into account, she took another deep breath, eyes closed, fingers pinched together in concentration as chakra flowed through her body rather than into it from outside sources, and slowly it started to flow out of her, rather than the squiggly lines of chakra that would normally come, a gentle dark green barrier started to flood out of her body, surrounding her in a ten meter orb in all directions. As it came into contact with her uncontrolled chakra threads, they broke up on contact with the strange new chakra leaving her body. Her breath finally exhaled. What was it that she'd just done?

[326 Words]
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KaratonDissipation
C-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling chakra outward from herself, Suzuko can flood the air around her in a 30m sphere with Karaton chakra, applying its passives as normal, but actively dissipating non-physical jutsu types (sensory bubbles, fields of a passive effect, mist, etc) at a strength and speed of [control], destroying them and protecting Suzuko from their effects. This sphere can last for up to four posts.
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Embrace the Void

Post by Director » Sun Jun 04, 2023 2:48 pm

Fanho walked onto the training ground as he saw Suzuko train her new technique. He uttered few words, "Nice." Performed a few golf claps, and then walked off to find an open bbq grill to satisfy his deepest hungry desires.
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Post by Golnax » Sun Jun 04, 2023 3:17 pm

Shiun stepped out onto the training field with her hand held protectively over her butt bag, eyes scanning from left to right as she kept her eyes on one training samurai to the next, trying both to not be seen and to not get in the way of people's practice. Because of this her path was winding and zig zaging as she kept as much of a wide berth from people as possible. She was there looking for Suzuko who she had heard was here training. She and her classmate had a little less than three days before they departed to see the world on the Pilot Program (HYPE!) but of course as samurai they couldn't be slacking, and Shiun had picked up a new truck she was developing since they'd last seen each other a few days ago...

It didn't take the Kinoko long to spot her friend, sat off in the middle of the field by herself... Meditating? Shiun wasn't sure, and it did t matter! She had this cool thing to show her friend and she wasn't about to let a bit of concentrated breathing stop her from doing that! What was she, boring? As if! Having spotted her moody (ha, get it?) friend, Shiun veered over towards her at a jog until she was standing more or less in front of her.

"Hey! Hey, Suzuko! Check this out!" Shiun blurted excitedly before she seemingly dropped right to the ground like she either didn't have a care in the world or she had suddenly lost consciousness, landing on her side with a heavy but dull thud in the grass. She lifted up her head and placed her hand against her cheek, knuckles up, elbow pushed into the dirt, while simultaneously she lifted up her left leg, planning her foot in the ground behind her right thigh and pointing her knee skyward. She grinned from ear to ear, looking at Suzuko like she was showing her the greatest thing in the world even though she was, for all intents and purposes, just laying down.

"Well? Isn't this great?" she asked, nay, demanded to know if Suzuko. She was obviously very excited about this, there's no way that Suzuko wouldn't be able to feel that, she practically radiated good vibes to an obnoxious degree. After all, she was just laying there! She literally just walked on over to Suzuko, fell like a sack of potatoes and was just chilling on her side! What was so impressive about that!? Well, to Shiun, who understood that this was a new taijutsu stance she was demonstrating, everything about it was impressive - especially the litany of literally everything she wasn't saying about how cool this stance was!


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Drunken Fist • Afternoon Nap
D-Rank Taijutsu Stance
An unorthodox and seemingly counterintuitive stance, the user enters this stance by simply laying down on the ground on their side, using one arm to prop their head up while bending one knee to be pointed upwards as if relaxing to take a nap. This stance, while unusual, is remarkably sturdy and meant for a ground based assault against unsuspecting foes and is also remarkably easy to assume at a moment's notice either at will or as a way to take advantage of being knocked off of one's feet. Assuming this stance makes the user's movements harder to follow and predict while also increasing the user's Speed by 2 and reducing their Strength by 1 for as long as they maintain this stance.
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Embrace the Void

Post by Nick » Sun Jun 04, 2023 3:49 pm

Suzuko was really getting into a vibe, able to more properly explore her own emotions and thoughts without those of others rattling around in her skull and making her unsure of where her own emotions ended and others ended. There was a certain amount of peace to it all that she hadn't experienced for as far back as she could remember as a little girl, from before people's emotions started to be laid bare to her. Deep breath in, deep breath out. Maybe if she was careful she could work on this all the more so that it became nearly thoughtless, so that while she was out and about, living her best life, she wasn't also so bound to live others best, and worst, lives for herself...

But then there was Shiun. It wasn't that Shiun's emotions were necessarily stronger than others, but given the amount of time the pair spent around each other, and how little thought Shiun put into the empathetic girl's empathetic problems, it made her all the more hard to ignore. Her ears perked up as soon as she heard a bright and cheery "Hey!", but she was able to keep her thoughts mostly abated... Until her name was shouted loudly as well. She squinted her eyes down tighter, trying to maintain her sense of zen, but slowly one eye squeezed open just in time to see a bit of dust flop up from her friend laying on the floor in front of her.

"That's uhh. Good job, Shiun...?" Suzuko said, before closing her eyes tight once more, trying to return to her happy place once more, blocking out the surrounding nonsense, such as her friends stuporific performance mere inches away from her cross-legged position. Chakra once more began to flood through her body, and with the slightest push it left her in a sphere once again, contacting Shiun with a tingle, but no force to be had. "Ohmmmm..."

[325 Words]
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KaratonDulling Emptiness
C-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling chakra outward from herself, Suzuko can flood the air around her in a 30m sphere with Karaton chakra, applying its passives as normal, and actively reducing the strength of anything done within the sphere by an additional -6 separate from the passive of the jutsu. This sphere can last for up to six posts.
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Post by Golnax » Sun Jun 04, 2023 4:50 pm

Well Shiun was miffed. Here she'd gone through the effort of showing off this super cool taijutsu stance that she totally made up on her own and didn't accidentally stumble upon with the help of a much older drunk bum ex-samurai like two days ago! And Suzuko was just ignoring it, going all "OoOoOoHm" like that was a thing to do! Hmph! How inconsiderate!

Cheeks puffed out, Shiun would explain, loud and clearly, "Heeeey, c'mon, this is really cool! Look, it's a stance I totally came up with that lets me fight on the ground! Look, I'm all laid out and relaxed looking, yeah? But that's what I WANT people to think! Truth is from here I can fight from unexpected angles and trick people into thinking they're safe to attack! See, look!"

And here Shiun felt the need to demonstrate, swinging her lower body around using her elbow/shoulders as a focal point for rotation, the Kinoko samurai would lift up her right leg and hook her foot around the back of Suzuko's neck, planting her shin against the right side of her friend's neck with her toes poking out from the left behind. She would go on to use her friend as a point of balance as she lifted her left leg up and over her right and push her foot into Suzuko's face, her sandal pressed into her forehead harmlessly. In fact this entire series of actions were harmless - not that Shiun was seriously trying to hurt her friend or anything, but the ninjutsu that Suzuko was using robbed her of any strength she might have wanted to put into the demonstration in the first place, reducing it to a super annoying break in concentration.

"See? This would normally be on someone's knee but it totally works on someone sitting down like you are now! Ya just hook the ankle, then kaPOW! Break the knee!" she explained, desperately trying to show off how cool this taijutsu was by impishly pressing into Suzuko's forehead for emphasis.


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Drunken Fist • Hooking the Carp
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
The user will wait for an opponent to come in close before suddenly lashing out with their legs. Using whichever leg is closest to the opponent, the user will hook their foot around the heel and ankle of their opponent's closest leg, holding it in place, while the other leg raises up to strike at the back or side of the knee of user's leg of choice, delivering a potentially crippling blow that can reduce the opponent's Speed for the remainder of the thread depending on the severity of the injury.
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Post by Nick » Sun Jun 04, 2023 5:14 pm

The young empath was glad to hear her zen ohms working for the shortest period of time... Before Shiun started to complain a lot more, making the whole thing much harder to concentrate on. She opened one eye again to look at her friend, noting the sphere of chakra that surrounded the both of them briefly, before drawing her attention back to her Kinoko companion, clearly somewhat annoyed herself, but doing her best to embrace the zen that she'd been cultivating for all of ten minutes and not slip into her usual angry, bitchy self that she often showed to people ticking her off, which was most of them, because people were bastards most of the time. Shiun wasn't a bastard, though. Suzuko loved Shiun.

This also meant that Suzuko didn't move at all, or even open her other eye as her friends ankle was hooked around her neck, and she was harmlessly assaulted by her compatriot who had long since given up letting her friend rest when was necessary... But that was probably a large part of why the pair got along so well. Suzuko could often be described as bitchy, especially for her age, but the Kinoko girl's persistent assault, emotionally rather than physically, is likely what attracted Suzuko to her so much, and led her to want to be a better person, more bright and cheery like she was.

She stared with a blank face at Shiun, but was holding back an ugly laugh poorly, earning a very un-ladylike snort out of the heiress. "Oh noooo, not my kneeeeee." She intoned in as deadpan of a voice as she could manage. "I... knee-d that for important things." Another snort, laughing at her own joke, as another burst of chakra was set free from her body, the burst of emotion coming with a slam of chakra, another technique to add to the pile.

[317 Words]

Suzuko pouted, the young empath doing everything in her power to save face with the Kinoko girl who had just tricked her by... acting even more immature, making lots of weak slapping motions in her direction as if trying to hit her, but nothing would connect! Truly this was the power of laying on the ground prone. Who could match such unmatched power like sleeping and being useless? Certainly not Suzuko, who spent far too much time thinking and worrying about everything and nothing and keeping her mind occupied with silly things like social aptitude and how she was going to impress people next. She sighed and stopped trying to slap at her friend, falling backwards onto her butt and returning to her cross legged position.

"This emotion thing is hard." She admitted, falling back further to rest all the way on her back, in much less of a zen pose, but she closed her eyes all the same. "Why'd I have to get saddled with feeling what other people feel? It's not fair." The girl whined, as if the weight of the world was on her shoulders, and in many ways it was. She didn't feel all emotions at all times or she likely would be reduced to a puddle in the ground in any kind of crowd, but she certainly felt the strong ones, and in some ways that was almost as bad.

Moving her hands behind her head in a sleeping position like her friend Shiun, she let out another groaning sigh. "Must be nice to be able to deceive people as you please, huh?" She teased, focusing in on the emotions of her compatriot, at least her strong emotions were usually positive ones that could make her feel better, her boundless excitement and happiness was in some ways a rock she could lean on, a place of comfort... And of course this led to yet another outburst of uncontrolled chakra that did... Something, probably. She'd have to revisit these later when she had some peace and quiet to think about them.

[348 Words]
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KaratonFilling the Cup
C-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling chakra into a previous instance of Karaton chakra that has removed a passive with its own passive, Suzuko can cast this, and then the next jutsu that passes through this instance of Karaton chakra will, instead of being affected by Karaton's passive, take on the passive that had been removed by the aforementioned previous instance of Karaton chakra, theoretically allowing a technique to pick up multiple passives if it passes through this. This change in a Karaton field will last as long as the affected Karaton field remains on the battlefield.
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Post by Golnax » Sun Jun 04, 2023 7:47 pm

There it was; Suzuko holding back laughter. Classic Suzuko! Always trying to be so self serious, dignified, like she was some kind of noble or something. Silly Suzuko. Nobles weren't samurai! Shiun smiled at her friend as she made her pun, laughing at it herself! "Yeah, see, now you're getting it!" the cheerful Mushroom said, taking her foot off of her friends' face and unhooking the back of her neck before pushing herself up onto her head and performing a headstand, wobbling a bit of course. Headstands for a Kinoko were awkward at best if they had a cap growing on their head like she did, as their skulls were actually much deeper within the fungal flesh than a normal person's skull would be, so getting the proper sort of balance based on pressure on your head was more difficult than normal.

"You've just gotta relax some! What are you even doin..." she started to ask, looking at Suzuko upside down as she was. She didn't get to finish, though, as Suzuko's sudden burst of chakra coming from Suzuko washed over the unprepared Kinoko and immediately caused her to pass out, lose her balance, and fall feet first onto her back, her arms and legs spread eagle at her sides. Her tenure of unconsciousness only lasted for that instant, however, as the sudden jolt of having the air pushed out of her lungs like that was enough to wake the knocked out girl on the spot.

Not that she showed it, of course. See, Shiun had only passed out for about a second, so of course she still remembered where she was and what she'd been doing when she was jolted awake, and after another second passed for her realizing what her new position was, she decided that now was a good time to show off yet another totally cool taijutsu stance for the brown haired Akibushi! So, instead of 'waking up', getting up, berating her friend or asking her what she'd just done (all things she could do in a little bit anyways), Shiun remained 'asleep' on her back, eyes closed, chin tilted forward towards her chest on account of her purple speckled cap, taking in deep, slow breaths that, because of her positioning, resulted in light snoring! Haha! Asleep to the world! Oh, man, how cool was it going to be to let Suzuko in on the fun and show her all the ways she could totally trick people into getting in close and making a fool out of themselves by getting attacked by a sleeping girl? How embarrassing!

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Drunken Fist • Don't Wake the Baby
C-Rank Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: Drunken Fist • Afternoon Nap
A variation of Drunken Fist • Afternoon Nap, the user assumes this stance by laying flat on their back, arms and legs splayed, eyes closed and breathing heavily as if they were in a deep sleep. While in this stance, the user's senses, other than sight, are enhanced, giving them the uncanny ability to be aware of their surroundings despite their relaxed and seemingly nonchalant pose. Assuming this stance makes the user's movements harder to follow and predict while also increasing the user's Speed by 3 and reducing their Strength by 3 for as long as they maintain this stance.
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Post by Nick » Sun Jun 04, 2023 8:59 pm

The young girl stared at her young friend performing more feats of athletic silliness, and in some ways it felt familiar to her. Despite it having not been something she'd ever seen, she felt in the deepest depths of her soul some kind of familiarity in the movements, and the mere feeling of it made her... deeply sad, as if it was something she should have seen in her lifetime, from someone she should have known, and yet nothing was ringing any bells, she didn't know why she was being made to feel this way. Shiun certainly hadn't hurt her feelings in any way, and if anything the silliness of the Kinoko girl should have been making her feel better.

But things didn't always work out like that, and human emotions and connections were not all so easily understood, defined, controlled, or even fully known about, and so the sadness would persist, but the empath hid it well, swallowing that particular emotion as sadness was something her noble foster mother had only shown during periods of mourning. She had told Suzuko that showing sadness at other such times was improper of nobility, and that was one of many things the girl had taken to heart and was in the midst of remembering when Shiun... Passed out after Suzuko's burst of chakra.

The heiress opened both eyes wide at this and stood up in a hurry, rushing over to her friend to make sure she was okay. Another outburst of emotion, another bit of control lost to the void welling up within her as she reached out to try and pat her friend on the cheek to make sure she was alright... Only to let loose another burst of chakra from her palm. Oops. The same tingly sensation from before would overcome Shiun, though still no forceful effect to the chakra as it washed over her body. Hopefully this one would be significantly less damaging than the one that had knocked her unconscious.

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KaratonEmptiness In Duet
C-Rank Ninjutsu
By holding out her palm and channeling chakra, a 30m wall will sprout and shoot off at [control] speed up to 30m away. This wall will apply Karaton's passive as normal, but actively it will also eat any active effects of jutsu that pass through it as long as its casted control is equal to or greater than the impacted jutsu, effectively turning whatever passes through it into basic ninpou.
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Post by Golnax » Mon Jun 05, 2023 10:21 am

It was difficult for Shiun to keep the act up, really. Partially because this wasn't anywhere near a serious encounter with a foe, and partially due to her lack of discipline which came with age! In any event, the young Kinoko, snoring away as she was, couldn't help but crack the tiniest if smiles as she heard Suzuko getting up and travelling the few steps over towards her to check on her friend. The smile became harder to contain as she felt the Suzuko's footsteps in the ground approaching and all the more so as she felt Suzuko's shadow fall over her.

After that it was only a matter of seconds before her friend reached out to try and check on the purple mushroom, Shiun knew that, and practically feeling the heiress's touch before it actually came close to her, Shiun would act! A sudden roll over o to her side, her entire body moving a good foot or so to the left, let her avoid both the touch and the blast of chakra she was actually not aware of in the slightest! From there she couldn't really keep up the charade, however.

Chuckling to herself, try as she might to contain it, the Kinoko rolled further over onto her stomach and rested her chin in her palms, tilting her head back to look up at Suzuko. "Haha! Fooled ya, didn't I? That's why I'm called the Amethyst Deceiver!" she declared happily, downright joyous that she'd managed to pull even this small trick off over her friend. She wasn't about to let in how she'd actually been passed out for a second there, preferring instead to pretend that the whole thing has gone exactly as shed planned. Yes, if she kept this up then maybe people actually WOULD start using her self-given alias when they talked about her.


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Drunken Fist • Fitful Sleep
C-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: Must be in either the Drunken Fist • Afternoon Nap or Drunken Fist • Don't Wake the Baby stances
While laying in the Drunken Fist • Afternoon Nap or Drunken Fist • Don't Wake the Baby stance, the user will roll, toss and turn in order to avoid attacks coming from the opponent, utilizing as little movement as possible to achieve this feat. This gives the appearance of the user miraculously dodging blows in their sleep with the reality being that the user is executing controlled, calculated movements to most efficiently dodge what is coming their way, whatever that may be.
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Post by Nick » Mon Jun 05, 2023 7:56 pm

Suzuko pouted, the young empath doing everything in her power to save face with the Kinoko girl who had just tricked her by... acting even more immature, making lots of weak slapping motions in her direction as if trying to hit her, but nothing would connect! Truly this was the power of laying on the ground prone. Who could match such unmatched power like sleeping and being useless? Certainly not Suzuko, who spent far too much time thinking and worrying about everything and nothing and keeping her mind occupied with silly things like social aptitude and how she was going to impress people next. She sighed and stopped trying to slap at her friend, falling backwards onto her butt and returning to her cross legged position.

"This emotion thing is hard." She admitted, falling back further to rest all the way on her back, in much less of a zen pose, but she closed her eyes all the same. "Why'd I have to get saddled with feeling what other people feel? It's not fair." The girl whined, as if the weight of the world was on her shoulders, and in many ways it was. She didn't feel all emotions at all times or she likely would be reduced to a puddle in the ground in any kind of crowd, but she certainly felt the strong ones, and in some ways that was almost as bad.

Moving her hands behind her head in a sleeping position like her friend Shiun, she let out another groaning sigh. "Must be nice to be able to deceive people as you please, huh?" She teased, focusing in on the emotions of her compatriot, at least her strong emotions were usually positive ones that could make her feel better, her boundless excitement and happiness was in some ways a rock she could lean on, a place of comfort... And of course this led to yet another outburst of uncontrolled chakra that did... Something, probably. She'd have to revisit these later when she had some peace and quiet to think about them.

[348 Words]
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KaratonFilling the Cup
C-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling chakra into a previous instance of Karaton chakra that has removed a passive with its own passive, Suzuko can cast this, and then the next jutsu that passes through this instance of Karaton chakra will, instead of being affected by Karaton's passive, take on the passive that had been removed by the aforementioned previous instance of Karaton chakra, theoretically allowing a technique to pick up multiple passives if it passes through this. This change in a Karaton field will last as long as the affected Karaton field remains on the battlefield.
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Post by Golnax » Wed Jun 07, 2023 4:06 pm

Shiun looked to her friend as she sat down and then laid back, complaining about how hard the emotion thing she was evidently working on was. It clicked for Shiun then, who rolled over onto her belly and rested her chin in her palms. "Oh, is that what you were doing? Your emotion thing?" she asked. The Kinoko had had it explained to her before, a few times actually, but she still didn't quite understand what it was like for her friend nor would she ever truly get it because, frankly, it was just one of those things that you either had an understanding of because you were able to sympathize or you couldn't. It'd be like asking Suzuko to gully understand the sensation of having a mushroom grow out from your body at will - Suzuko couldn't possibly understand what it was like.

While she couldn't sympathize, she could empathize a bit. Suzuko was right - it wasn't fair, no more fair than the knowledge Shiun held about her people and how monstrous they become over time completely and entirely beyond their control. In that respect, at least, the two of them were the same, but it was still a wildly different matter from one another. She felt kinda bad for her friend... but at the same time she really didn't understand. Why worry about something you can't control? Adapting was the way to go, and she was already trying to do that, so why stress out about it? It'd be like learning to walk or talk or grow mushrooms out of your body, but it was a skill like anything else. She'd get it eventually! She probably just needed to stop trying so hard and relax a bit! Shiun was pretty good at relaxing.

Speaking of which, an idea struck her! Rolling on her side, the Akibushi opened up the flap to her butt bag and stuck her hand inside, looking around to make sure none of the adults were looking her way before she pulled out a small gourd from her pack. With another quick look around the Kinoko uncorked the burnt-orange colored container and brought it to her lips, taking a quick swig of what was within - but not swallowing it! Holding the liquid in her mouth was foul, but she tried not to think about it, instead just corking it back up, stuffing the gourd away, and then getting up on her hands and knees before crawling over Suzuko. She shaded her friend from the sun and looked down at her, smiling, not a sign of anything in her cheeks whatsoever.

Then, without warning, she'd spit it all out onto Suzuko's face!

Shiun fell back laughing immediately after the cheap liquor was out of her mouth, falling on her butt in her effort to get off of Suzuko as fast as she could and coughing in between fits of her cackling. "Oh, yeah! It's great! You should try it some time!" she cried out, kicking the ground with laughter. "You need to stop being so serious! You're going to get it eventually, just quit trying to push yourself so hard! Just take it easy and let it come to you instead of chasing it!" she tried to advise, once again speaking through bits of laughter. To her, what had just happened was downright hysterical. She didn't really consider the fact that she'd just spat grainy alcohol right into her friends unprepared face and how it probably wasn't nearly as entertaining to her, but, hey, she'd deal with that in a second once she stopped laughing or was made to stop.


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Drunken Fist • Dragon Dislikes Your Sake
C-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: Must have some form of liquid to consume
The user takes a drink of whatever liquid is available, but rather than swallowing they instead hold it in their mouth without bulging their cheeks. This can then be held indefinitely until the right moment. When that moment comes, the user will spit the liquid in their mouth into the opponent's face in a harsh spray, temporarily blinding the opponent as either some of the liquid gets in their eyes or the opponent reflexively closes their eyes against their will.

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Embrace the Void

Post by Nick » Thu Jun 08, 2023 7:24 am

"I mean, kinda..." She said, trailing off in her eternal noble pouting that made her look more like a small child not getting what they wanted for Christmas. "I read a book on how if you want to be better at controlling your own emotions, you need to start from a baseline of zero, and it compared emotions to leaves on the wind, so I've been pushing fuuton chakra through my body while trying to drown everything else out..." The pout disappeared somewhere in the midst of the explanation, the scholarly side of the girl seeming to have no time for being upset or depressed. "I felt a little better at first, but I'm still not good at it!"

She relaxed a bit, focusing less on the zen aspect of things and instead just let her body go somewhat limp, closing her eyes... Until the light around her was dimmed a bit, and she opened her eyes to see Shiun overtop of her with a big smile on her face... Before she had some foul-smelling liquid spat all over her. She screwed her eyes and mouth shut tight and did her best to cover her face with her hands until the bulk of the alcohol had been dispensed. She sputtered and spat and sat up, wiping her face with her sleeves even as her face reddened in anger towards her mushroom-capped companion.

"Shiiiiiunnnnnnn!" Suzuko said angrily, unintentionally flowing chakra through her body as her anger got the better of her, and her friend rolling on the ground was prime target as her fist cocked back high in the air, before it came crashing down. Her rolling would make it difficult to land a solid hit on the best of days, but as her fist impacted her friends shoulder and chakra was released and flooded into her body, it would both hurt AND tingle. Truly a deadly combination from the young noble.

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KaratonVoid Extraction
C-Rank Nintaijutsu
By channeling chakra into her fist, Suzuko will rapidly approach and cock her arm back before throwing a haymaker punch. At the apex of the haymaker punch, the chakra will release from her fist, exploding in a 1m sphere. Enemies caught in this explosion will find that all jutsu they cast within the next five posts will have their passives removed during casting.
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Grand Shogun of River
Suzuko
Just another girl

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Embrace the Void

Post by Golnax » Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:04 pm

Shiun was still laughing her head off as Suzuko came at her with her punch, the Kinoko's rolling around sparing her from the first couple of hits purely by chance but it didn't take her friend long to actually land a solid blow upon her shoulder. The hit stung, that's for sure, but not as much as it normally was thanks in part to Suzuko's own chakra. More than that, though, was the sheer state of relaxation that Shiun herself was in - aside from the laughing, anyways. The blow connected and rather than fighting against it or even preparing for the impact, which she didn't see coming, Shiun's body simply rolled into the punch, curling over onto her side as her noble friend drove her shoulder into the dirt. This had the unintended effect of dampening the blow even further.

"Ow, Suzuko! That hurt!" she giggled, pushing her friends' hand off of her and rolling back over to stand up. "See, there you go again, not relaxing! Maybe I should have let you drink that instead of spitting it in your face..." she mused for a moment but shook her head. The past was past the future's now and all that. "You gotta do it like this, see, watch - you better be watching!" she said, her tone suddenly strict as she pointed a finger at Suzuko. Then she started to physically relax, quite literally shaking her entire body from head to toe, letting out all sorts of unlady like noises as even her jaw was allowed to relax and hang open and her throat the same. With her hands off to her sides she raised her arms and wiggled them around like noodles before leaning to one side and lifting up a leg to do the same, repeating this with the opposite leg after a couple of seconds.

"See? Relaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaxed!" she emphasized as her shaking came to a stop and instead she just kinda... hung there. Not like she was levitating or anything, no, but her arms hung limp at her sides, her head was tilted backwards and her stomach pushed forwards, shoulders drooping, legs partially bent. She looked like she was a puppet being held up by a single string attached to her torso. Letting out a sigh, the Kinoko wobbled from side to side before swinging her head around in a wide circle and then reversing her position... or, well, inverting it, really, as she leaned forward instead so that she now looked like the one string holding her up was attached to her back instead. "Honestly I think you'd feel so much better if you could just chill and not care, like me!" she encouraged, once again showing her lack of sympathy for something she didn't really know anything about. Ah, the unintentional cruelty of children...


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Drunken Fist • Limp as a Noodle
B-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
Despite the inherent simplicity of this discipline in concept, the actual execution of it is quite difficult and challenging to implement in the heat of combat. Using this Discipline the user may go limp all at once, their body's musculature relaxing completely as they relinquish all semblance of remaining sturdy and upright. With enough practice this can be achieved at will, making it so that the user can "play dead" at a moment's notice, let their entire body weight fall all at once or otherwise suddenly relax. This Discipline not only makes the user all the more unpredictable in their movements as they transition from one maneuver or stance to another but also lessens the impact of oncoming blows, reducing the Strength of such impacts by 5 as they make contact with the user.
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Embrace the Void

Post by Nick » Sat Jun 10, 2023 7:40 am

Suzuko's pout deepened. She was fairly sure she'd have been pretty upset about being spat on, especially with foul smelling alcohol, regardless of whether or not she was in a bad mood due to the whole unfairness of life thing that as a little girl she was experiencing and reconciling within herself for the first time. Shiun was really one of Suzuko's only friends in the world, and yet they were so far apart that it was hard to see the others perspectives at times. Certainly there were more acquaintances within the academy structure, but she wouldn't go so far as to call them friends, even the ones that had any kind of similar personality to her own. She got along well with most of them, but it really wasn't the same.

She thought long and hard about what her friend was saying, and in many ways she agreed, but the instructions on how to get from point A to point B were not quite as clear as Suzuko might have liked. She understood where her friend was coming from, but more than that, she understood... Chakra theory, at least a little. Her mind flashed through the thoughts and ideas of others in books who had talked about the manipulation of chakra, from those who didn't even know how to manipulate it into ninjutsu especially, who linked the chakras together as points of a person...

"Let me try..." She muttered finally, flashing through a series of handseals to help mold her chakra more effectively as she concentrated on the invisible thread of chakra that connected herself and Shiun. The thread brightened, turning a pale blue color not too dissimilar to the natural color of chakra, before the loose thread suddenly went taught, and the pair were connected.

Suzuko stared blankly for a moment, before a smile broke out on her face, and using her friend's stance as a basis, mimicked her movements roughly, the thread between them being her puppets string. "This doesn't feel too bad!" She said brightly, as her friends emotions infected her thoroughly. "Why didn't we try this sooner?"
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Kizuna JutsuShare My Pain
C-Rank Ninjutsu
Focusing her empathetic chakra into one of the many threads that connect her with people surrounding her, Suzuko will pull the thread tight, properly linking herself to up to three people within 30m. This link forces anyone connected to it to take in whatever negative feelings, physical, mental, or emotional that she is experiencing instead of her. This thread lasts for up to 6 posts before dissipating.
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Embrace the Void

Post by Golnax » Sun Jun 11, 2023 5:36 pm

Shiun lifted her head up as Suzuko performed her jutsu, watching her friend try to work it out in her own way and blinking as she saw the bright string of chakra connect the two of them together. Suddenly her puppet metaphor was less metaphorical but that seemed to hold little consequence as Suzuko did it! She started to relax, sort of! She was mimicking was Shiun was doing at least and that was a start! "Yeah, that's it, you're getting it! Really just let yourself go!" Shiun encouraged, throwing her entire upper body upwards in a single jerking motion, her hands thrown up above her head before she stumbled backwards two steps and then wheeled forward three. Truly her physical relaxation knew no bounds!

To that end, the Kinoko stepped shakily forward and draped an arm over Suzuko's shoulders, haphazardly putting all of her weight onto her friend and using her like a crutch. "C'mon, let's get out of here!" she said, taking another look around before leaning in real close and holding a hand up to Suzuko's ear. "I'll tell you about where I got that alcohol from! And about how I came up with these totally cool taijutsu!" she whispered before taking the initiative and stepping forward, dragging Suzuko along with her as she went. The truth was that, even though she hadn't actually drank any of the liquor that she'd spat in her friends' face, she was still a child and a small coating of it had remained in her mouth which she had inevitably swallowed through all of her talking and laughing and such, so she was feeling the effects ever so slightly - which was probably why she swiveled her head and seemingly forgot how large her mushroom cap was for a second, bumping into Suzuko's head with the rim which of course knocked her off balance with her own head turn which, in turn, sent her leaning off to her right. "Woah, woah, woah, woah," she said, genuinely concerned for a moment as her body followed her head and she pinwheeled her free arm!

Inevitably she slipped off of Suzuko's shoulder and went tumbling forward! But, instead of falling flat out and embarrassing herself, she instead pulled off something accidentally impressive as the purple mushroom rolled into her fall, summersaulting (albeit sloppily) onto her feet again where she stopped in her tracks, hunched over as she had been before. Blinking, she turned and looked back at Suzuko, chuckling. "Uh, maybe that's a bit too relaxed... I've still got some practice to do! Shut up!" she said, snapping back into a more proper, sturdy posture as she pointed an accusing finger at Suzuko and stepped over to wrap an arm around Suzuko's and started to drag her away from the training field. They had gossip to talk about! "You can tell me all about your emotion crap and how you were totally not meditating back there as well! I mean, I know you weren't meditating but like I still don't get what exactly you were doing really so you can absolutely take the chance to explain it all to me again!" Suzuko said slyly, grinning cheekily out the corner of her mouth.


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