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Post by Das Kirb » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:40 pm

The sun had begun to rise over the far horizon to Gaia's melody of life. With the water's gentle flow fish leapt for their morning meals. A chill haze filled the air as the night's misty vapors struggled to cling to the earth, defiant against the sun's invasive warmth and light. The frog song joined the choir as the last embers began to fade and die in the pit. The smoke wafted into the morning air and dissipated as the final glow was snuffed out.

"It's getting worse. . ." Kori hadn't slept all through the night, his wings wrapped around his frame in a desperate attempt to warm himself. The scales on his back and face were cracking. Were orange ridges of heat would dance playfully across his form now only ashen grays remained. To look into his eyes was to see a glimpse of the pain his body was going through. "I'm going to have to go back. . . I. . ." His voice was silenced as he looked up at a small framed girl who caught his eyes. She looked sympathetically at him and stroked the raven hair of her lover who's head lay in her lap. "Yeah, you are." She spoke softly, strange to those who knew her despite the thin and supple frame she wore. "At least for a short while."

Kori unfolded his wings and examined the ashen and charcoal skin that covered him head to toe. Only across his chest was there a resemblance of the intense living furnace that was the dragon's core. "It hurts like hell." His voice barely cracked. Katsu moved a lock of ebony hair from her mate's face and gazed upon her for a brief moment before gently relieving herself from the duties of a pillow, careful not to wake the woman. She half walked half crawled over to Kori and embraced him tenderly, petting his head as a child. "I know, darling. I know and I'm sorry." Kori didn't resist and allowed himself to be held actually resting his head on her shoulder. "Please find me a new host." Katsu pulled him closer into her, letting the jade curtains of hair spill over them both. "I will, dear. I promise I will." It was a full minute she held him before releasing and looking him in the eyes. "Once today is done, Vorashu himself couldn't stop me."

Anori, clad in full leathers and furs, emerged from the make-shift house to stretch in the morning sun. Upon seeing the pair embraced she made a point to make as little sound as possible, letting the two have their moment. A smile did dance about her lips to see her daughter and surrogate grandson, desperately pushing back the ugly business ahead and the reason for the gesture. She'd wander into the woods with spear and knife in hand, some rope on her hip. With a day of battle ahead, this crew would need a good meal.

Arsa would wake next, stretching to shake off the night's stiffness. The cool air caused her skin to prickle before she retrieved the skins she wore for warmth, wrapping them around herself as a blanket. She looked at Kori and Katsu just as they began to part and understanding came to a mind clouded with the haze of sleep. "The sun sets, mighty dragon." Katsu and Kori looked towards her and he hung his head. instinctively a claw reached for his chest as pain radiated outward and his shivered. "Just as our sun rises so to shall yours. When morning's fog has cleared I shall ease your pain once more." Kori nodded in thanks as Katsu once more braced him.

Hide was the last to rise. His titanic bulk could be heard as the first foot hit the floor from inside. The sounds of rattling metal told of his preparations for the day to come. Katsu withdrew from Kori, leaving him to take care of his preparations. She strolled over to where their newest guest had chosen to rest, gathering a cup and filling it from the river on the way. She squat down beside him and moved to gently shake Aimi awake, unsure if he was still asleep or not. "Hey, big guy. Time to get up and get ready. Got you something to wet the throat."

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Post by Golnax » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:27 pm

Hide was not the last to rise; Aimi was. He lay outside on his back with his arms folded behind his head, his eyes closed and his body still save for the rising and falling of his chest. He lay close to where the fire had been the night before and now only ash remained. He was asleep, by the time that Katsu came to him, and he slept soundly but not deeply. It was such a sleep that as he was shaken awake his eyes snapped open immediately and darted to Katsu who stood over him as if he had already been conscious. The first thought that ran through his mind once the thin veil of sleep had lifted was, 'What's with this... sassy, lost child?' before recalling that this was Katsu, the same woman who had scared him so the day before. She just looked younger now for some reason that was likely related to her transformation. Right. Right. He remembered.

Lifting his head up and pulling his arms out from under it the bannin sat up, sniffled, looked at the cup of water, took it, drank from it, then shivered intensely. The cool water slipping down his throat had done wonders of reminding his body how cold it actually was in absence of a fire. Groggily he turned his head towards the fire pit and lifted his arm up as though to cast a jutsu - but stopped! He remembered, too, that a sudden fire like that would likely cripple the young-looking beast beside him. That couldn't happen today. Today was too important. He lowered his arm and turned his body to the left, setting the cup down and grabbing the sword and belt he had taken off before sleeping and stood up. Aimi would wrap the belt around his waist and buckle it, hold his arms out to the side and say, "There, ready to rumble. Just need to do some stretching and such before we get started."

It was then that the morning yawns chose to struck and the Kaguya opened his mouth wide as he did so, reaching up and rubbing what little sleep still remained in his eyes before looking down at Katsu and sniffling again. "So why do you look like that anyways?" he asked, pulling the sword slowly out from its' sheath and glancing around for a suitable rock that he could use to spark a fire to life in hope of warming up. At that exact moment that was the only thing that was really keeping him from being 100% ready.

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Post by Das Kirb » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:53 pm

Katsu stood and looked to ignore the question before sighing. She looked at the man gathering his equipment and then turned towards the river, shame splayed across her face. "I can't explain too well. I've never been the best with words so I'm sorry if this isn't the best answer. I can't explain it but. . . fire. . . It triggers something. Something I can't figure out or control at all. Even before all this shit with. . ." She waved her hands in gesture at her entire body. "Whatever the fuck this is fire causes some kinda primal instinct deep down to just overwhelm everything I'm thinking at the time. A small burn pit is nice but keep that shit contained ya know?

She looked towards the nearby creek and kneeled into a sit, letting her legs be covered up to the knee. "Fact of the matter is even before Vorashu I've fucking hated it. Shit man, look at what fire fucking does? It consumes and devours whatever is in its fucking path. I know I'm sounding like some kind of angst driven child but I can't come to terms with that. Yet I'm a huge fucking hypocrite cause Kori over there is literally born into the shit and NEEDS it to survive. Bastard is dying cause we can't keep him warm enough. Fact is I love that dragonic ass hole and his entire schtick is fire and brimstone." At this Kori affected a smile as Arsa had begun to lean him back, gathering some still gently smoldering coals from deep in the pit to lay across his chest.

"When you lit up the sky I was ready to shove my arm up your ass far enough I could replace your eyes with my fingers. At the same time I just wanted to fucking run. I locked up cause how the shit do you run from the literal sky being on fire? I went full beast, not for the first time mind. Mom had to. . . somehow walk into that shit and calm me down. Need to figure out how the hell she did that later cause not a damn thing has survived that. . . cloak. The important part was she kinda took me back to a different head. Leave it to her. . ." She shook her head. "Long story short I freaked the fuck out, mom and Arsa helped me calm down, and in that time I kinda lost all my aggro. I didn't even recognize what had happened until Arsa pointed it out."

"For the beast to choose such a small frame is truly a treat. I admire the beautiful display and like to think it to attract me! A mating display by chance?" Arsa said in teasing jest as she stoked the coals and added fresh tinder to burn upon Kori. Katsu threw a small rock at her in faux retaliation. "Either way, I'll likely make each of you shit your pants, at least those of you that wear pants, when shit gets started. Does that answer yer question?"

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Post by Golnax » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:11 pm

Katsu spoke... Katsu spoke a lot, doing her best to explain why she reacted the way she had and why she looked the way she did. Honestly speaking Aimi tuned most of it out, not for lack of interest but because he was still waking up more or less. Being cold didn't help his concentration much either. The bannin listened but it was mostly in one ear and out of the other. The only part that he really held on to was her brief explanation as to why she was afraid of fire and while it was true enough, he couldn't help but think, 'Except for humans. We mastered it rather than got consumed by it...' This simple though was enough to abate his fear of the flame, but he supposed that someone with pyrophobia wouldn't find it that easy to digest.

The rest of what she said was taken in as bullet points to his tired mind: She froze when he set the sky on fire, her mother was able to calm her down, when she calmed down she was like that rather than how she had been, and the dragon needed fire to live. He and Kori would get along famously, then. Then the shaman woman walked over and threw out some teasing words and tossed some kindling on the dead fire. That's when he noticed he needed to pee. "Mm. More or less," he grunted in answer, turning his bleary eyes towards the fire and holding up his hand. With a snap of his fingers, and a channeling of a minuscule amount of chakra, the kindling that Arsa had set down in the fire pit caught ablaze and was contained, burning the kindling and acting as a small, gentle flame that was the exact opposite of the sky blazing he had demonstrated the day before. "I'ma go piss," he said bluntly, stretching on the spot as a shiver ran up and down his spine and caused his arms and legs to spasm.

Turning away from them he would walk away from the camp and towards the river where, once he had a cursory look around to make sure there was no one around to get disgusted at him for doing so (force of habit, really) he reached down and pulled his cloak apart before relieving his bladder directly into the water with a sigh, reaching up and scratching at the corner of his eye while he did so. Again he sniffled and tried to go over the information that Katsu had given him, telling himself it might be important for the day to come. If Katsu went berserk while he was close by it might be better to go get her mom to calm her down rather than trying to tussle with her himself. He wasn't there to fight with her after all, he just wanted to kill some people who deserved it and relieve some stress.... that's what he kept telling himself anyways.

His morning urination finished the bannin would let go of his cloak to cover his modesty and turn back towards back. He wasn't fool enough to think that they would be leaving immediately and wanted to take the time to warm and loosen up before things got started. As such, upon reaching the vicinity of the camp once more, he would make his way over towards the crackling fire, stand close to it, and begin to stretch. First his arms, crossed over his torso and held one at a time, then his legs, his back, shoulders, hips, knees, et cetera. The amount of stretching and the variety that he did showed, to those who could see it, the sheer extent of his bodily knowledge. Aimi Kaguya was nothing if not a taijutsu master, after all. He knew what needed to be done in order to perform optimally.

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Post by Das Kirb » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:41 pm

Hide retrieved his pipe and lit it up. Once Aimi returned he looked over the group and noticed some serious issues in their lines. With Kori being down there would be a lack of walling potential until the girl bought out the big version. Aimi and Katsu were more than enough to handle the internal affairs as is. Arsa would need time to set up her grid, though now he damned himself a fool not convincing their two monsters to act as her horse to speed it up. Doing so now would only be depriving them their catharsis. Anori, Himself, and Arsa would have to act the vanguard at first. . . . "Yup, need the shield for this one." Hide would say just as Aimi would begin to return. He dismissed himself to the storage shed.

Anori would return with a line of no less than two dozen different fish from not far off, having been just up river from Aimi's chosen restroom. Seeing the gathered lot she flashed a smile and raised the meal. Without a word she strolled toward the fire, past Aimi and making a point to give him a noticeable and admiring glance. With some herbs rubbing into the already cleaned meal the air began to fill with the scent of ambrosia. At this Katsu stopped brooding by the water's edge and finally came over, just now noticing the stretching banin.

Without speaking a word the current small woman finally took him in, not just sizing him up. What she saw was a man who obviously had emaculate form, honed and trained. He relied on tools forged to achieve his skill but the physical perfection was impossible to miss. With each movement the muscle would ripple beneath skin pulled taught. There was a beauty in it, a dedication to the craft he had chosen, and the honing of tools at his disposal. She had to squelch a slight envy at his mastery over tool that required no excessive pain to gain though. . . . One she had to endure now.

As Arsa tended the flames and Kori, Hide gathered his chosen loadout, Anori cooking their meal, Katsu too began to prepare for the day's events. She found a small clearing and made no effort to hide. Once more skin and muscle ripped, tainting the sweet smells with that of blood. She growled and suppressed the desire to scream out. Her back sundered as two wings began to force their way out, skeletal at first. Her spine elongated until that wicked dagger had come forth once more. From her brow two horns sprout forth, each nail turned to talons. The once supple and soft skin began to harden and mold, forming a hard armor. As her teeth clenched and the pain ebbed her maw malformed into rows of jagged teeth. Each knuckle became a spike and a thick bile began to froth at the edges of her mouth, scorching the ground where it dropped. The last of her grizzly transformation was several small pits that now lined her nose.

Arsa, Kori, and Anori watched her metamorphosis, each showing clear signs of repressed disturbed feelings. Once it was over it was Arsa who would break the discomfort, obviously attepting to alleviate the known tension such a change caused each time. "The beast has returned those her frame remains. Take care, little monster. I'd not do well distracted. The same could be said of such a man as Aimi though the frame of Katsu appeals more."

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Post by Golnax » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:13 pm

Aimi more or less ignored what everyone else was doing as he warmed himself up. Whatever looks he got were no more strange or warranted than those he received by strangers when they realized (usually if they paid attention to him walking) that he was likely wearing little else underneath his cloak. The group was just going about its' business and doing what they could to prepare. He did take a few steps back away from the fire when Anori began to cook the fish she had caught though, just so he wasn't in the way. Truth be told he was too preoccupied with his own anxious thoughts to pay much attention to what was happening around him. Despite being accepted as an asset to this group and the promise of catharsis in the kills that were to come and the good nights' rest, his stomach still churned with unease at even the slightest thought of Konoha. He pushed such thoughts away as quickly as they appeared, but still...

It wasn't until Katsu began to transform did he focus on something that wasn't his own body. Like the rest of them he would turn to look over at the small beast (though he didn't drop what he was doing, instead standing on one leg and holding the other by the ankle behind him as high as he could to stretch his calf and thigh muscles). The smell of blood, the sound of pain, the sound of snapping bones... it was all familiar to him. While the rest of Katsus' group looked on with held in disgust, he gazed on the transformation with apathy. To him such horror was just a reminder of his own upbringing. Nothing special beyond the visual spectacle of transformation and the gore. It didn't even seem to have the same horrifying effect on him that it had the day before and indeed it wasn't nearly as terrifying. She looked more like an imp now than a nightmare incarnate. An imp that echoed many a snapped bone he suffered growing up.

It was Arsa who broke the silence and Aimi's gaze on Katsu. Her jest hit a little bit dull, but he could recognize someone trying to break the ice when he saw it. He lowered his leg to the ground softly and ran his fingers over his scalp through his hair. "If you're asking me to put on a shirt, keep dreaming. I hide perfection for no one!" he said in a similarly joking tone. That being said he was still just as anxious as the rest of them - just for different reasons. And like many anxious people he was eager to distract himself at the first possibility. Thus he turned to Hide and asked the simple question, "So, when do we head out? Once we've all finish eating?"

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Post by Das Kirb » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:50 pm

Hide returned just as Katsu finished her metamorphosis, his gaze intentionally diverted. He looked towards the trees at an unseen hope. "We eat then we head out, hopefully being followed. Can't see em now but sure denny want them seeing that. Scare 'em off." He jabbed a thumb towards his daughter who now stood, panting and covered in gore. She shuddered and growled, still attempting to get the excruciating pain under control. " When we arrive I'll give the ultimatum. Assuming they don't surrender, you two can take off then. We'll act a distraction and handle the sell swords."

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The scraps would be discarded in a small hole dug by Anori to return to Gaia's cycle. Katsu had progressively grown more agitated and quiet in mental preparation for the events to transpire. The air surrounding her seemed to grow ever more tense. Kori went to stand beside her, not bothering to gather his equipment, knowing he'd be useless in his current situation. But the comfort of her ire brought some joy. Arsa had painted herself with various symbols and adorned her leathers and head dress. Hide had his armor and shield, as well as his titanic maul and sword. Anori was the only one out of place, having discarded the spear and knife she wielded before, instead appearing to mirror her daughter in temperament. Though hers was not from anger, but calculated coldness. "Come, we march." Hide spoke with a booming voice, clearly trying to speak to those who remained hidden, if they were even truly there.

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Post by Ace Trainer » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:26 pm

They would be marching on the largest village of River Country, which was not saying much. The home of the Nagare clan, this village was considered the economic and cultural center of this disparate country, and would be the victory the pair needed to take their rightful place as the overseers of the land. Given their range, however, it would be important to note that several kilometers west would begin the farmlands of the next closest village. The village of the noble Nagare was bordered by a wall, hardly more than 10 feet in height, it was less of a defense and more of a delineation. Gates would break the brick at each of the cardinal directions, and the perfectly circular village would be like a wheel with spokes, divided into 8 triangular sections, with a large castle at its center. There was enough space in this village to house maybe 500 people. Likely 30% of that being the various branches of the Nagare clan, and the remaining 70% being people under their employ.

On this particular morning, however, there was commotion in the sleepy village that did not see commotion often. The sound of metal against metal reverberated through the air from various parts of the village, deep shouts from men would bellow occasionally that sounded vaguely like orders. It had seemed the consequence of the battle between the two conquerers yesterday had resulted in the tenative awareness by these people that something was coming. Of course, the people of River Country, not even the famed Nagare clan, had a full understanding of what shinobi were capable of, and they certainly did not have an understanding of what these shinobi were capable of.

Standing with his arms crossed at the eastward gate, a man standing at about 6 feet in height would let out a sigh. The dark glasses covering his eyes protected them from the sun that was washing over his body as it rose. With all the commotion happening within his village, he seemed generally unconcerned, almost annoyed that it was occurring. Perhaps the danger he was in had simply not yet registered in him yet, after all, he had no idea what threat their people were facing.

Within the castle walls a large man, shaped more like a circle than a square, rolled out of bed, quite literally. Plopping onto the ground, he would waddle to his windows, closing the glass panes and letting out an annoyed groan, "I told them to prepare for whatever this threat was, not to keep me from sleep.", he complained. It seemed this man was the notorious head of the Nagare Clan, Shikamatsu. "Have we determined what caused all that chaos?", he called out seemingly to no one. However, before he even finished the heavy breath that followed the sentence, a man with a thin frame would slip through a crack in the door, his arms crossed behind his back, "We have not, my liege, but we anticipate they will arrive here soon if they continue in the direction they were heading.".

Shikamatsu let out another annoyed groan followed by heavy breathing, it seemed walking across his room was quite a bit of exercise. "Be sure whatever it is is eliminated quickly. I would like to head to Soiya for their delicious mangoes today. Prepare my carriage for after the battle!", he demanded before collapsing into a chair heavily breathing.
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Post by Golnax » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:37 am

The march to the village was long - longer than it needed to be in Aimi Kaguya's eyes - but purposeful. Hide explained that it wasn't just his family plus Aimi that needed to be there that day it was as many of the regular denizens of this country as well. That was why they marched through the hot, sticky marshes rather than fly over them and arrive at their destination in what would have been literal minutes; so that the regular people could keep up on foot. It took hours to get from the campsite where they had slept the night before to get where they were going, all the white Aimi was struggling with his own thoughts... at least at first. It took him maybe an hour to not look straight ahead and turn his head towards the sound of a snapping twig off in the distance. That's when he saw them.

The people. Dozens of them. Walking in unorganized, shabby rows and clots of numbers, sticking together with family perhaps or just ending up that way because of gait. Men, women, children, all sorts, all disheveled, all dirty, all pretty skinny. They reminded him of his wayward samurai friend Fanho. The black-haired swordsman was very tall and quite lanky and looking upon these hordes of people it never occurred to him that his thinness might not be a result of metabolism. These people were hungry, and their marching with him showed that their hunger wasn't just physical. As he looked around to and fro he saw that they were actually leading a pack of what must have been close to a hundred at this point in their journey, and with every step their numbers grew.

By the time that they arrived at the Nagare clan village several hours later and in the late afternoon, the sun having already begun to set, there would be a veritable horde of citizens who had probably come from all over to see what would happen that day.

As they gathered while they marched Aimi's thoughts turned away from his own anxieties towards what Hide had tried to explain to him. Seeing all these people made him realize that what he was about to do would have an impact on all of these peoples' lives. With a quick swing of his sword, setting a fire or two, punching a guy or whatever else he ended up doing in the hours to come he will have helped in freeing these people from a select few who ruled over them dispassionately and without care for their general well being so long as theirs was upheld. The thought was... queasy in his stomach. It wasn't bad, just strange, for the Kaguya bannin was in this for catharsis, not revolution. Yet despite his own motives revolution was exactly what he was about to bring. Given the general similarities of the nobility of Kirigakure and how everyone below them was treated, especially ninja, and what he had seen and experienced in Konohagakure, to say that he wasn't feeling quite himself was putting it mildly.

Yet he marched. And before he knew it, they had arrived.

In the late afternoon sun Aimi was the first to emerge from the tree line for he had kept a bit ahead of everyone else. He stood several dozen meters still yet from the walls of the village, damp with sweat, his wrappings dirty from water and mud, left arm resting on the pommel of his black and his eyes beheld the walls he was about to topple and... he thought, 'This... might be less effort than I thought...' Based solely on the size of the wall and comparing it to the thoughts he had had in his mind on how to break through this village, be that with some taijutsu, simply flying over, or decimating the wall of the village itself with his Dance of the Seedling Ferns, he had been expecting a bit more of an obstacle than a 10 foot wall! 'Perhaps I was just projecting a bit...' he again thought as he stood, waiting for everyone else to catch up. It would only be a moment or two before Katsu, Hide, Kori, Arsa and Anori to emerge from the wilderness behind him, and after them?

The horde would arrive.

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Post by Das Kirb » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:48 am

They marched and gathered the army of desperate souls that should be driven by such ravenous hunger. They marched with a man born in violence and mastering it's cruelty. They marched with a family brought together through determination and sheer willpower, yet steeped in agonizing choices. A man once known as the Mercenary King to give up a life of bloodshed and become a family man. A woman to continue surviving for the sake of a girl born on a stormy night. A girl once forsaken by life, yet finding true comfort in the world beyond it. A dragon leaving his home to seek novelty through agonizing breath. And finally a monster born of chaos who touches them all in some way, manifesting in her penultimate violence.

As the marshlands firmed and water turned to dirt the gathering grew ever more passionate. Men and women took up arms fashioned from simple stone and wood. Many had claimed weapons forgotten by passing soldiers, their pitted blades stained with rust. Not a one laughed or jested, all had determination filling their being as they marched behind this lot. The children were forced back, but even the most cowardly of the grown now stood to throw their life on the line for a better future for their kin. Now that they did not hide they walked as if to form a makeshift army of the damned behind their blood soaked saviors.

The wall stood trite against the cataclysm that walked in front, though Aimi and Katsu had been told to stay their hand. Hide looked over his shoulders at the two walking weapons, paranoid glances to make sure their lust was held in check. He admired the grim determination upon the hordes. Last he looked to his daughter chosen by Katsu, his wife with her lips curled in a snarl, and the dragon Kori, barely walking as agony gripped him. To each he nodded and raised a hand, staying their advance. With that, he lay down his hammer and sword, carrying only the large round shield as he progressed through the open field to meet the man at the gate.

"Oi lad, yer leader is asked to speak. We're here to relieve them of their duty as they have failed to uphold it. Send this message, lad and we will wait for response. I'd rather keep the bloodshed down, why I stay the hand of me daughter and her friend. Regret ta say I can't let these folks keep goin abused and hungry though, why I brought them with me. Drop yer weapons and ye be spared their violence, their orders not to harm the bystander. Ye also be reasoned ta share the wealth and resources, making yer people strong. Keep yer blade and I'll not keep their ire caged any longer. Will ye do this fer me, lad?"

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Post by Ace Trainer » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:10 pm

Through the course of the day, the air of war in the small village began to turn stale. Impatience took over as the clanging of steel slowed, the chanting and excitement gave way to silence. To some, it was even more intimidating. To others, it rang of relief that perhaps nothing was coming. As the sun began to set, a few shouts would come from the various towers within the village, the lookouts recognizing the horde of people that appeared and marched forward. The lumbering oaf Shikamatsu had turned from excited -- and fearful -- for the potential of war, to gloating that their preparation had scared off whatever threat had been coming. He went on with his days, which was mostly harassing the staff and eating, undeterred. As the sun set, he sat at his large dining hall table, munching on chicken when an aid ran into the room to alert him, they were coming. Shikamatsu seemed unaffected, "Our man is standing guard still, last I heard. He'll handle it. Make sure our forces are on guard...just in case."

The man standing at the gate puffed on a cigarette, he hadn't ate all day, just stood, standing, watching. The smoke left his mouth as he exhaled, and as Hide approached, he remained in his relaxed pose. Hide spoke, having dropped his weapons, and the man just....stood there. His dark glasses - still worn in the twilight - hide the expression on his face. But his brows had dropped down together behind the frames as well, and his lip curled up slightly. "What.....the fuck did you just say? You sound like a hillbilly.", he shook his head, adding "Turn around, theres nothing for you here." The army Hide had behind him seemed to not affect this man in any way. If anything it seemed almost as if he was unaware they were even there. He raised the cigarette between his fingers back to his lips. Perhaps it would be at this point Hide would notice the intricate seals that laced the mans hands and circled up his arm, the detail spiraling over itself into smaller and smaller detail, looking almost infinitesimally small.

Behind the man, the wall that "towered" over them failed to mask the activity that was behind him. Men shouting orders, it was clear there was some form of military behind the walls. Even if it was unrefined, it was a military nonetheless. The clanging of swords against shields, heavy footsteps as troops organized themselves into their orderly fashion. Hide may have walked with these stragglers in large numbers, but they were simple people with no sort of training. The military behind this wall was at least official.
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Post by Das Kirb » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:48 am

Hide looked over this man with stern eyes. He absorbed the arrogance in his tone and said nothing. The brown eyes looked at the guard's arm, and witnessed the seals. The titan didn't know what they meant, recognizing them as seals of shinobi origin but not knowing their purpose. The cig between his lips told of possible lung damage and thus stamina issues. In short, he witnessed a man who'd seen his fair share of combat. Sadly, he also doubted the man had seen much true warfare. . . though the Titan had been wrong before.

With a heavy sigh he looked to catch this man's eyes, lowing the bear skin hood that adorned his head. He hoped to show the sorrow he felt for what must come next. With a look he wished to say so much, yet could only say one thing. "Then I'm sorry, lad. I've a promise to keep. Just keep in mind, if ye step aside ye'll be overlook. If ye fight. . . I do hope yer kin understand." With that Hide took a few steps back, turning slowly though keeping his ears open. The sounds of preparation didn't escape him. There would be sizable force behind those walls. Each of them potentially well armed and trained. A single of their number could slay a dozen of the ramshackle lot. It'd be their job to act a vanguard, as much as possible. Hopefully they had few hardened warriors. Hopefully none from his elder merc days found their homes here.

Hide lifted his hand and hung his head, remourse clear upon his face. He clenched each gauntlet clad finger into a fist and brought it down slowly. With his other he wiped something from his face and lifted his head, replacing the bear's skull that acted a helm. Stern determination painted each aged feature now as he looked upon his army, and his family. He looked to Aimi and Katsu, a sharp nod their signal. "Bring the wall down first. Afterwards ye know yer orders. The rest of ye, form a tight circle behind us. Keep yer weapons pointed out and don't step away. Ward em off and circle around, don't engage unless engaged. We'll act the vanguard. Look to the two who stand among ye, their violence will be brought to bare. Let them show you the primal freedom we've come to grant!"

With that Katsu began to fling herself into a raging fury. Her body rippled with power and dominion, her teeth gnashed with barely chained fury. The crimson cloak of absolute death engulfed her and she stepped forward. Her hands took to the ground and she became as a monster, humanity vanishing. While the gathered masses cheered and shouted their war cries she let their passion fill her, and amplified it. Her eyes fixated for a moment upon Kori and he knew what was to be. Katsu's head flung backwards as her roar pierced the skies, thundering across the land. A primordial challenge to even the gods. Kori, his humanoid body spent and shattered, the internal flame being quenched, dropped in final resolution. From her scream the skies rent open to a meteoric behemoth of heat and earth. Korialstraz fell from the heavens, covered in rock and fire. to land not fifty meters behind them, crashing into the ground with thunderous force. His immense height unfurled from the crater made to not harm any of their lot. The Tyrrant wyrm lifted his maw and unfurled his wings. With a torrent of fire aimed at the skies his roar would join hers.

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Post by Golnax » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:48 am

So it was starting then. Hide gave the word and Aimi shifted on the spot, getting ready to do his thing. Katsu was quicker to act, though. She roared and got on all fours like a beast, deadly chakra radiating off of her body and killing the vegetation beneath her. Aimi took a couple of steps off to the side to avoid that chakra, still not fully understanding it yet. As she tilted her head back and roared out to the side and Kori fell, Aimi turned his head to the sky as it ripped open? And out from it fell a meteor less than a hundred meters away!? This wasn't what Katsu had displayed the day before and to say he was surprised would have been making an understatement. Katsu wasn't doing anything that was overtly frightening like she had done the day before but even so seeing this display, he could feel his heart skip a beat in his chest from the memory and his body tensed up. He relaxed, a bit, as from the meteor (he supposed it wasn't a meteor after all) came a massive black dragon, belching fire into the sky and roaring beside her. He didn't understand it, not really, but he did connect that this dragon he was seeing spew flames was the actual form of the dragon he had seen years ago, now more grown.

Once the initial shock of Katsu and Koris' vicious displays washed over him Aimi turned his head away from the black tyrant and towards the lone guard that stood in their way. The weak masses behind them were practically just as frightened of the sudden appearance of the dragon as they were of the prospect of dying. Some fled, others held their ground, none felt the way they had on the march to this walled city. Aimi remembered what he was there for; catharsis. The bannin stepped forward between the crouching Katsu and the roaring Kori and strode with deliberate steps, slow, towards the guard who, like most of the horde, was looking at the dragon with fear in his eyes. As Aimi approached his attention was drawn to the shirtless Kaguya who stopped directly in front of him, looking him over with a calm face for a moment before turning his head and looking back to Hide. "Fortunately for you, I don't have the go ahead to end you," Aimi noted as he turned back to the guard. "Bleib aus dem Weg, wenn du kein Drachenfutter sein willst," he said in his gibberish language, stepping past the guard and making his way towards the wall. He'd given a warning, even if no one would understand it.

Once at the wall of the small village, Aimi reached out and touched it with his left hand, feeling the rough cuts and flakes of bark. He scoffed at this defense and turned to walk to his left a good 5 meters or so before turning around and in one clean slice, a draw from his sheath so quick that perhaps only Katsu, Hide and the others of their family unit would be able to follow (if they were even paying attention), Aimi would send a wave of cutting air along the wall in beside him and beyond, the thin slice of air travelling up to 50 meters away before dissipating. As the cut passed splinters of wood and bark would go flying as the pressure caused each pole to make an audible popping sound and then, one by one, they would topple over not dissimilar to dominoes. Some fell inwards, some fell out, others criss-crossed over one another and toppled into others. All in all easily 30 meters worth of the 10 foot wall had been cut through, and now a gaping hole was left through which the Horde could enter.

Sniffling, Aimi would place his blade to rest on his right shoulder and turn to Hide before gesturing with his left hand in a sweeping motion towards the opening he had made, as if to say to him, "the door's open." He stood waiting - for Hide and his followers to pass on through, for more guards to come out, but most importantly for Hide to point him in the direction of someone who needed to die. They had a deal, after all.

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[Iaido • Dragon Strike]
B-Ranked Kenjutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 35 Strength and Speed
The user steps forward with the front leg while unsheathing the blade in a horizontal attacking motion across the body. So swift is this technique that it is akin to a "flash", being impossible to see unless the opponents' Instinct is greater than or equal to the user's Speed. This slash creates a thin wave of nearly invisible air which cuts whatever it comes into contact with with 1/2 the user's Strength and travels up to a distance equal to the user's Strength in meters.

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Post by Ace Trainer » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:49 am

As Hide walked away, the man was largely unaffected by whatever he had to say. The show these people were putting on was exactly that, a show. The man would exhale once more, smoke leaving his mouth and disappearing into the warming afternoon air. He flicked the cigarette into the ground, sighing in frustrating and placing his foot on the cigarette. He would reach up to scratch his neck, the thin black shirt he was wearing would move slightly. To an eagle eyed viewer, the collar would reveal more intricacies on his chest that likely carried down to his torso. Perhaps this man was far stronger than he gave off. As Hide rejoined the ranks, he gave a signal, which seemed to indicate not to the entire army, but to a select few who would begin to respond. His face revealed no response, barren of emotion behind the black glasses her wore. Whatever they were doing made no difference to him. The dragon would descend from the sky, the girl would turn into a beast, and then this strange partially nude man would approach.

Aimi spoke, the guardian was already in motion. His body moving like water, taking a step to the left, forward, his body turning and his palm placed on the square of Aimi's back. The movements he was making confusing and disorienting, intended to counter a man like Aimi who's mere presence betrayed the enormous amount of power he had. The black markings on his arm would rush forward like snakes onto Aimi's skin, wrapping around him and setting in. As they activated, the man would be gone already, moving forward into the group around them. He would pass Hide like a lightning bolt, apparently he didn't find the man threatening in any manner. He would rush up to the transforming Katsu, leaving behind flashes of his appearance and nothing more.

His palm, one more, would press against the beasts chest as she roared. The black markings escaping his arm and wrapping around her large body as it did with Aimi, and quickly the "woman" would find her body frozen in place. He would jump back a few meters, turning to face Hide once more, apparently unaffected by the presence of a dragon.

"There are shinobi, even in these parts.", he said rather flatly. Revealing that he was a shinobi likely wouldn't have caught Hide too off guard, but the attack he just unleashed that would have likely just taken two of the strongest fighters out of commission probably would have. "There is nothing for you here.", he would instruct once more.

As this was happening, the front gate that the guardian had stood next too earlier would open just slightly, perhaps less than an inch. It would appear a shadow moved through it, if only for a moment, and the gate would shut once more with nothing in sight.
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Flash Step
S-rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 50 Speed, [Acrobatics], [Perception], [Stealth]
Gesshamaru will go from standing still to accelerating his body as full speed. As he does so, his movement will become erratic, taking small missteps that slow him down, then speed back up. To those with less then 40 Speed, this will cause him to appear as if hes teleporting small distances, only leaving afterimages behind as he rushes forward. However, this technique is specifically designed to counter opponents who are capable of moving at high speeds. The method of movement counters the natural intuitive way one moves at this maximum speeds, often disorienting and confusing opponents who -- at high speeds -- typically rely on intuition and prediction to anticipate their opponents movements. This results in what is effectively a debuff of -5, unless the opponent has an S-rank technique that allows them to adapt quickly to these kind of behaviors. However, any opponent who sees this technique in use for at least 3 posts is able to adapt, shaking off the debuff.

Depression
S-rank Fuuinjutsu
An intricate fuuinjutsu, the user will have it pre-drawn, typically on a piece of paper or on their body. When placed against another person with chakra released, the seal will activate. From where-ever its written the seal with move out and expand over the surface, wrapped around their body in a chain like fashion. Once activated, the fuuinjutsu depresses the targets entire biological function. They will feel their breath and heart rate slow, and even their thoughts will feel slower, and their muscles simply not responding to any sort of activation, freezing them in place. They will be in an almost sleep like state as the fuuinjutsu restrains them from being able to act. While this technique can be undone with fuuinjutsu removal techinques, it can also be overpowered through willpower. Individuals with 35 or more willpower can use their incredible strength of will to overpower the effects of the fuuinjutsu, and force their body to behave normally, effectively nullifying its effects.
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Post by Golnax » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:25 am

Ah, now that was a surprise. The lone guard had some spunk about him, spunk meaning speed, easily as much as Aimi had and a particular way of moving that must have been a taijutsu of some sort. He moved while Aimi was mid sentence and the bannin's eyes snapped open, his body turning to try and follow his movements but, too late! The seal was placed on his back and its' inky coils snaked over his body. He had enough time to look down at his arm and see the markings, think to himself, 'Damn! Fuuinjutsu!", come to the realization that they were facing a shinobi (probably some runaway rogue who had found refuge here), then his thoughts began to slow. He could feel his heartbeat slowing down and his breathing becoming more as if he were asleep.

"Oh, you bastard..." he managed to get out in a low tone as his body slumped forward and froze in place. The seal was set, and Aimi Kaguya was, for the moment, taken out of the fight! It would be up to one of the others to break the seal somehow. Such a shame that he couldn't tell them the best way to do just that...!

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Post by Das Kirb » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:16 pm

Katsu's eyes followed as the man moved. Her roar split the skies and she ready to strike, coiling every inch of her body around the moment of impact. It wasn't until he was directly on top of her that her pounce came, too late. Each spiked finger from wing and hand came around to envelop him, the wicked dagger coming up from between her legs to impale the bastard through the chest. They were all cut short. His hand upon her chest and she was shut down, unable to move. It was all she could do to remain frozen in place rather than collapse where she stood as the black marks would snake their away across her flesh. Thankfully, the crimson field would seep into his own flesh, snaking its way up through his body and latching itself onto his chakra, slowly settling in to feed upon it.

Hide had witnessed the events transpire and knew this was not the true fight. This was still the taunting phase. He bent and retrieved his weapons, placing the hammer upon his back in a sling and wielding the blade. He turned, raised his shield, and began to do what he did best. "Dear, tend to our daughter." It wasn't a half second after he spoke Anori began running toward's Katsu, the vile crimson cloak forming from every inch of her being and radiating out to thirty meters in every direction. Unfortunately the man's new infestation was not from her so she couldn't manipulate it. However, she could cover her daughter while getting ready with a solution.

Anori looked over the intricate seals and realized them beyond her control, going to look at Arsa for aid. The other girl was already engaged with her own ritual making that a fruitless task. However, something did come to mind, though it was more dangerous for them than for anything else. "Kori! Torch them!" Anori stood back as Kori's titanic head swung around to look at Katsu and Aimi, just realizing their situation. He began to glow brightly as his maw opened and a gout of flame washed over both Katsu and Aimi. He began walking towards them, sweeping the dragon's fire over them both multiple times before cutting it off. A monolithic bulk of a dragon moved to now place himself between the greater armies and the city itself, acting as a wall.

As the fires washed over Katsu panic began to take her. The searing heat would scorch and swelter flesh, even behind the armor. The dragon's flame would blister and peel her skin. Her entire mass would be engulfed and her nightmares made manifest. As the seal vanished she was still paralyzed. It wasn't until the skies began to crack and lightning flashed she even turned her head, looking at Arsa. The shaman now stood with her wrists bleeding and a ritual knife in her hand. Her body glowed vibrantly as the world around them began to shift and alter. A storm began to manifest above as she seemed to call to it, a humble priestess invoking her divinity. A second later a sharp slap would break Katsu from her stupor and her mother stood beside her, simply pointing a finger at the guard.

Katsu's rage gew to exponential lengths and she tunneled in on this man, given to other purpose. With the crack of thunder she moved nearly instantly to close the distance, her right arm outstretched in a horrid talon aimed at the head. With dripping maw she'd grab this fucker by the cranium and shove it into the ground, regurgitating acid directly into his eyes.
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Dragon's Fire
C - Nin
Korialstraz glows a bright orange as he takes a deep breath. He may then exhale a gout of flame roughly three meters in size in a cone in front of him, spreading to roughly twenty five meters in size at its greatest point. It travels where his head is pointed at [control] speed and strength for the same in meters. This fire can be sustained as long as he likes, draining chakra for each post.
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Arsa must first channel chakra and cause a bleeding wound somewhere on her body. The blood falls to the ground and traces the sigil required. The sigil's tracing causes chakra to manifest and imprint upon the environment in a fourty meter radius around herself. Once complete she will call out to the plain of eternal storms and charge the seal. After a full post the devastated plane of Elysium will overlay the world. This realm is a desolate field of conquest long forgotten, forever washed away by a raging thunderstorm. This allows for the summoning of spirits for a lump sum cost up front.
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B - Parasite
Anori changes the mode of the cloak manifested by the parasite, causing those it latches onto to be subject its ravenous appetite. Those who're touched by her cloak follow normal parasite rules but suffer a drain of -1 CP per post until the parasite is purged from their body via a Kai or other means. This chakra is outright consumed, making it impossible to regain even if the parasite is purged from the system. The symptoms of this infestation manifest as a nagging sense of lethargy, giving away it's manifestation in the body. (30 Control)
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Vorashu's Fury: Explosive Speed
S - Tai (Maneuver)
Katsu can move nearly instantaneously up to her speed in meters in an almost straight line. During this movement she is allowed a single action, be it a turn or raising a weapon. This consumes one of her two allowed teleports per thread.

The acid from this is being used.

Aspect of the Beast: Vile Spittle
A - Parasite
The host grows an additional sack similar to the stomach that fills with a caustic and noxious fluid. This bladder is connected to the trachea and allows the host to projectile vomit a potent and putrid acid out to their strength in meters at the same speed. Over the course of three posts this fluid will dissolve organic material equaling half its effective strength (endurance) in cubic feet. Once used, this bladder will require one full posts to refill.

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Post by Golnax » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:42 pm

Dragon fire would bathe over the still form of Aimi Kaguya... to no effect. Despite being awash in fire, his skin hardly turned pink and he remained motionless as stone. His cloak would catch fire and begin to burn, unfortunately, and once it was gone he would be truly as naked as Katsu was. As for his flesh, however, he remained mysteriously unharmed! It hadn't come up in his display of power, for he had been too afraid to say it, but Aimi Kaguya was... well, resistant to fire. A small quirk of his regenerative abilities, after years of using katon ninjutsu his body had become tough to the licking tongues of flame! As such, the massive dragons' fire did not break the seal.

The bannin would remain out of play for now.

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[Regeneration Arts: Soul of Fire]
S-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: [Rigid Structure], [Heavenly Body Control] S rank pyramid of Katon ninjutsu, Regenerative ability
Fire is the element of progress, destruction and the human spirit as a whole. Very few have gained a true mastery over this most volatile of elements, but for those who have there is this Discipline. Through repeated exposure to flame of varying intensity the user has gained a tolerance for the lashing tongues of fire that they are so familiar with. This Discipline makes it so that the burn degrees of Katon based ninjutsu are reduced by two degrees, causing fourth degree burns to become second degree, third degree to become first degree, and second and first degree burns to become little more than minor irritations on the skin. Additionally, burn based injuries no longer cause the user's physical capabilities to suffer, meaning neither the impact of their strikes nor their physical speed are reduced by such afflictions.

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Post by Ace Trainer » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:20 pm

Everything happened so quickly, the man had been looking at Hide when heat basked his back, the flames of the dragon sweeping through the area, closing in on him. He would turn, extending a hand forward and another fuuinjutsu activating on his palm. The fire sweeping over them would flow around him like a river against a stone, and as the fire gave away, the beast he had just restrained was flying forward at him.

He blinked, and as Katsu's claw went to move around his skull, he vanished.

The onlookers would be at a loss, but the man in black would be standing vertically on the side of the wall, looking at them all. "Thank you, Sassure.", he would say flatly. The thin man that had previously been in the room with Shikamatsu knelt on the side of the wall as well, his hand touching a seal of made of black ink that had clearly just been drawn. He sighed, his eyes moving to Aimi, and then back to the beasts in front of them. "Sassure, can you handle the dragon? I'll manage the rest of them....". The man who had summoned him, apparently named Sassure, nodded obediently. He stood, both of them parallel with the ground and arching the necks upwards to look at the battlefield before them.

Sassure would reach into his pocket and pull out a paintbrush, placing it between his teeth. "Hisonaritako, be careful.", he suggested. He would launch himself off the wall with a surprising amount of strength. Chakra would form an aura around him as he channeled, funneling into the paint brush in his mouth. Grabbing it, he would "paint" in the air, ink forming in the air as he grabbed at the dragon's neck. The black paint through the air would collapse on the ground and he'd stab the paintbrush at Kori's scaley neck, leaving it to drip black ink onto the dragon. "Put a leash on this dog.", he murmured. Another paintbrush would come from his pocket, chakra forming around him as he dropped the paintbrush onto the dragon and then pulled it away. This time he would jump the opposite direction from the first, binding the second leash to the ground. If he had been successful, the enormous dragon would find himself unable to move in either direction against the force of the leashes.

Hisonaritako, as it seemed the guardian was named. Remained where he stood for only a second before rushing forward off the wall as he had done previously. It seemed fuuinjutsu alone would not be enough to stop this group. Using this same intense speed from before, he would charge, this time not at Katsu but at Hide. Expecting the man to prepare for the charge, Hisonaritako would take three steps, moving his body fully around Hide until he stood to the man's right, and grabbing his neck, yet another fuuinjutsu moving from his chest this time along his arm and onto the warriors neck. Red, it would sear hot, "Have her stand down or I'll burn right through your neck.", he ordered. The heat would be unbearable to most, perhaps Hide would follow the command.
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Temporary Defense
B-rank Fuuinjutsu
A seal that erects a dome from it's point of origin roughly 5m in diameter, this fuuinjutsu acts as a makeshift defense. The dome has 20 Strength.

Comrade Summoning
C-rank Fuuinjutsu
Much like the standard Kuchiyose, this technique requires the user and the target to have previously agreed to allow the target to be summoned, designated with a contract signed in blood. Unlike standard Kuchiyose, this requires a seal to be produced, rather than a summoning technique performed. This often allows for the summoner to carry with them pre-drawn summoning fuuinjutsu.

Ink Well
D-rank Ninjutsu
The user is able to convert their chakra directly into ink, removing the need to carry around ink for ink jutsu.

Binding (Used twice)
B-rank Ninjutsu
The user will draw a line of ink with their paintbrush, and then place the paint brush against their target. The ink from the brush will continue to drip forming a ring around the target. The target will be restrained by the ink with [Control] (40) strength, with the "leash" they drew previously attaching to the first solid thing it touches.

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Branding
B-rank Fuuinjutsu
When activated, this fuuinjutsu will glow red, searing hot as if it is an iron brand. The longer it is on, the more intense the heat from the fuuinjutsu will feel to whoever is touching it.
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Post by Das Kirb » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:16 am

Kori felt the man upon his back and bucked hard, aiming to fling the annoying pest. As the paint would push against the hardened carapace he felt the strong pull. With a mighty surge his bulk heaved against it, realizing what was happening. The great dragon let out a sky splitting roar as the second seal was being placed and his body grew hot. The crystal formations across the Tyrant's entire visage glowed a bright orange once more, heat sweltering and causing distortions before combusting. As the dragon's full form would ignite he'd hope to remove the gnat swarming his back, and whatever leash he was being put within. After all, fire solved Katsu's problem, why wouldn't it solve this one?

As the dragon thrashed and lit up, Arsa had summoned her realm. The eternally desolate battlefield of Elysium had spawned and the torrential rains pounded down around them. She would bleed and the realm finalize. Lightning cracked and thunder rolled, the woman expressing her sheer exhilaration at the harnessing of such a world with a gleeful smile. She looked down toward's Aimi, ignoring the others for now. "You are needed, son of fire. Harness your flame here for the storm washes all battles." As she spoke a skeletal soldier would rise from the ground near him, wielding an aged blade. It would aim to slice into his chest, running the blade from shoulder to shoulder.

Anori would witness the events to transpire, her daughter's rage and the dragon's clash against the assailant only she would see. Kori's fire would make it difficult for her to get close enough to help, and she'd be unable to strike at either of their targets for now. For the time being she elected to retreat backwards, hoping to allow the storm to mask her. Even as her husband's calls were ignored for now, the woman choosing to seek a better time to attack. Anori slunk away, hiding in the storm and retracting her cloak to slip into the crowd of people they had brought.

Hide felt the seal begin to snake into his neck and the heat growing ever more intense. He grit teeth but refused to take a knee as it grew more intense. The demand was heard, and considered, but a quick glance at Katsu told of how useless such a command would be. Through struggles against pain the Titan spoke in a harsh voice. ". . . No. . . point lad. . . . She'd never listen now. . ." The titan went to raise his large sword to swing at the man if only to get him to back off. Where the seal would make similar methods of removal to their three monsters a bad idea. For now he simply attempted to endure, struggling to raise his shield and slap the man away.

However, the Titan was right. Katsu's hand would grip nothing but air and she's scan for her target for but a second. She looked back to her dad, beneath Kori's legs, and notice him. The Bear's plight was ignored, all she cared about was chasing down this bastard and so she did. With a thundering crack she leapt towards him beside her father and a deep radiating growl emanated above even the thundering rain. A wing was torn asunder and it's wicked points aiming to impale the man through the skull, throat, chest, and gullet. Hit or miss her assault would continue as she would close the distance and leap, aiming a drop kick at his chest, adjusting if he dodged the wing.
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"Raise the Fallen"
C - Nin (Tenku?)
Within the realm of Elysium Arsa may call upon the long dead and raise them for another battle. Doing so causes a skeletal warrior to rise in an area within [Control] meters of herself that is 6' tall and wielding an aged and battered sword. It has a speed and strength of [Control] and may be directed. It will attempt to accomplish this task until destroyed or given another command. Lasts 5 posts.
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D - Nin
Korialstraz briefly glows bright orange and then ignites his body. The entire surface of his body is covered in flames with 1.5 [Control] strength at .5 [Control] speed. This may be sustained.
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Vorashu's Fury: Drop Kick
D - Tai (Maneuver)
Katsu charges her opponent and jumps slightly at the end. She'll whip her legs around and keep her body perpendicular with her target. At precisely the right moment she will violently thrust her legs outward, adding her strength, velocity, and mass to the power of the strike.

Vorashu's Fury: Spring Step
A - Tai (Discipline)
Prerequisite: 50 Strength
The user has trained their body to utilize their full speed without any build up or using any excess energy. This allows the user to use their max speed while operating in the midst of a fight or even from a dead stop as if they were just jogging casually.

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Conquest, Liberation, all named War

Post by Ace Trainer » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:37 pm

Sassure hadn't expected the dragon to force himself to explode, and would find that as he moved to escape the beast, fire erupted from his skin. He would halt on the second leash, and instead draw a stroke in the air which would grow to a large, flat black disk. It would be wide enough to cover Sassure's body as the flames struck it, forming him backwards and into the air. He would land on the ground, now placed between the army Hide had amassed and the dragon. He would channel chakra briefly, then throw another paint brush straight up into the air. It would rise to about 50m before bursting into multi-colored light.

Sassure stared forward for a moment, looking at the dragon as the realm from Arsa formed around them. From behind the walls of the city they fought before, a metal sound would ring.

clang

Sassure crouched now, beginning to circle the dragon, hoping it would focus on him as he began to channel more chakra

clang

Meanwhile, Hisonaritako frowned when Hide refused, acknowledging it would be pointless. They had unleashed a beast they couldn't control? He tightened his grip around the man's neck, taking a step between his legs to position himself in a way to try and force Hide to his knees. Katsu realized he was gone though, and as quickly as Hisonaritako moved, so did Katsu. She was at his side in a moments notice, but the man in black was undeterred. Lifting his leg up, he would drop his free hand down to Hide's waist, gripping his armor and swinging the man into Katsu and he launched his body own body off in the opposite direction, away from the two. He expected that would do little to buy him time, and pulled out two kunai, holding one in each hand.

clang

The metallic sound reverberated through the air, and as Aimi would be freed from his chains by the skeletal creature pulled forth by Arsa, the doors he was in front of would pull open.

War cries would ring through the air as the soldiers from within the city poured out, intending to envelop not only Aimi, but to rush forward to meet the force Hide had brought with him.

As the people flowed around Katsu and Hisonaritako, he would strike the kunai in his hands against each other, attempting to bait her into attacking him. He had a few more tricks up his sleeve.
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Post by Golnax » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:06 pm

Ah, release! As the skeletal warrior cut the seal on Aimi's still flaming chest the fuuinjutsu was broken and the bannin's eyes snapped open. Awareness slipped back into his mind slowly as the markings on his body faded away and his body reflected this as he stood up slowly and quietly. The fabric of his cloak would fall away and as it fell he grabbed a hold of the sheath of his sword, catching it and the remains of his belt before it could fall to the ground. He stood and looked at the skeleton in front of him in dazed confusion momentarily. Had he made that? No, it looked nothing like him. Not one of his clones. His body was burning though, engulfed in flame. He had no hair of any sort and the rain of Elysium made sizzling noises as it collided with the flame. Slowly the fire would begin to fade and Aimi Kaguya stood tall, the wound on his chest already healing over - aided by the cauterization of the flames.

Turning away from the gates and the skeleton the Kaguya quickly took note of the situation. He saw two combatants, one holding onto Hide's neck who he recognized as the ninja who had pitted fuuinjutsu against him and a second he didn't know. How long had he been out? Unimportant, he nearly instantaneously rebuked in his own mind. They stood against him and the people he was with and that was enough. As he stood there he watched as the unknown ninja went after Kori while the one who had sealed him used Hide as a shield against Katsu. His head turned to follow the action as their enemy put distance between himself and the father daughter duo, dual kunai wielded while behind him from over the wall metallic clanging rang out louder and louder.

As he stood and watched he would place his eyes on the shades of the opposing ninja, forming a thin but extremely durable layer of bone underneath his entire body in less than a second. Katsu, he decided, could have him. The other was his.

In the same instance that the gate was thrown open, Aimi Kaguya flitted across the field of Elysium to where Sassure was circling around the titanic dragon, appearing as a pale shade with few clusters of flame still burning on his skin, the rest extinguished. With the same godly speed he would reach out and clasp his fingers tightly into their throat and, should the grasp succeed, lift them up off of the ground, using the momentum of their own movement against them, before slamming them down, back first, into the ground below with a thunderous blast, creating a small crater of blistered, damp soil beneath their body. Then, for good measure, Aimi would grab a hold of his sword and, with speed that was very likely to be too great to overcome at this distance, at this position, he would slash in a crescent shape from groin to crown, ending the cut with his sword arm held aloft high over his head, cool blue eyes kept locked on this opposing ninja. Should the slash connect it was likely to be enough to bisect them.

Should this occur, Aimi would lift his head up and look out upon the flooding soldiers who were pouring out from the gate en masse to fight for their masters before turning his attention back to whatever situation was occurring between Hide, Katsu, and the other ninja, his hair beginning to grow back on his scalp and the cut on his chest closing rapidly.

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Death Bone Pulse • Bone Armor
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
By ossifying bones through their own body the user is able to create a thin yet durable layer of bone over their muscles and beneath the skin over their entire body at the users’ [Speed] and has Strength equal to the users’ [Strength].

[Strong Fist Style • Chokeslam]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
A grappling slam technique, the user reaches out and grabs the opponent by the throat, squeezing tightly. The user then lifts the opponent up into the air by their throat and slams them down onto the ground, keeping a hold of them until the technique is complete.

*[Iaido • Death’s Gate]
C-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite(s): 15 Speed.
Drawing upon the superlative speed of Iaido, the practitioner momentarily torques the muscles in their body to draw their sword from its scabbard and deliver a blindingly fast slash before sheathing their blade. Properly reading this attack requires the opponent to have a Perception technique of equal or higher rank than this technique. Otherwise, they cannot accurately read the attack and will be unlikely to completely avoid the attack, if at all.

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