This meant that the infamy that Shio had gained as Taishou was not unwarranted. He was at least of Bannin caliber and comparable to Shinji. Therefore, he was the best chance available for defeating Fuhen. The 23-year-old Jinchuuriki had flown to the borders of Iron country, he had been in these lands before in fact. Interestingly the last time he set foot at the base of the three wolves he had been tasked with assassinating the former Taisho. Unfortunately, the mission had been called off due to distrust between himself and a hired comrade; Hyoryu, whom he had previously clashed with. He wondered if things would have played out differently with Shio if they had succeeded in their mission those years ago.
Dressed in his usual attire of a tattered brown cloak, cloth mask, and a green scarf Shinjiro approached the village of Sanrou. Despite being the leader of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist, he had been trained primarily as an assassin and possessed many skills to attempt to infiltrate the village undetected. He considered briefly whether it would send the wrong message to attempt to enter undetected. Ultimately he decided it was more telling of his skill to test himself against their defenses. Therefore, from several miles out he would transform himself into a fly and then suppress his chakra signature as he attempted to enter the stronghold undetected. From there he would scout the area until he located the Taishou. It was entirely likely Shio would refuse his offer and attempt to kill him or simply refuse to let him in the gates if he approached more traditionally. At least this way he could get a better gauge of Shio’s skill and make a more appropriate judgment call of whether it would be better to have his support against Fuhen or attempt to kill Shio himself.
C-Ranked Full Kaerujutsu
Prerequisite: Form 1
This transformation allows Shinjiro to take on the form of a winged insect, typically a fly or flying ant though similar species are also optional. Colorations will match those of the native species, making detection virtually impossible short of chakra sensory. In this form he can slip through cracks most people wouldn’t even notice.
S-Rank Taijutsu Stance
The absolute pinnacle of masking one’s presence Shinji has learned to eliminate his vital signs to such an extent that he can mask his chakra signature completely. He becomes completely undetectable by means of chakra sensory unless the opponent has a sensory jutsu of equal or greater rank. He can mask his chakra in such a way for a maximum of 10 posts.