[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by Niro » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:33 pm

The vast desert which made up Wind Country shook for what seemed like forever before a gigantic crevice split down the center of one of the many regions, easily 500 m long, and from it emerged a creature resembling a gigantic dragon. It took to the skies immediately with an ear splitting cry, it senses automatically searching for the nearest and largest source of water: Sunagakure no Sato. The gigantic 100m tall and 200m long beast soared through the skies, bits and pieces falling from its body as it moved towards the citizens of the village.
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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by ShinobiTruth » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:55 pm

"Awaken."
Long dormant eyes, forced closed from a slumber of origins from time immemorial, opened for the first time in many cycles to the pitch of shadows. Where... Where was this place? Where were his makers, the Ihanrii? How many moons had soared overhead since it last observed life? The creature was uncertain. Yet, the Ihanrii still called to it. Their emmanations to which it was bound still echoed in the depths of its mind. Sharp, alien eyes quickly adjusted to the shadows. Its analysis was pragmatic, cold, calculating. It understood what had prevented its awakening before now.

The prophecy had come to pass. The Ihanrii were no more.

Moving its large, rippling body, the creature struggled against the restraints meant to house him during his rest, now turned into chains of bondage by time and misfortune. It struggled roughly at first, and the restraints held, a testament to the ingenuity of Ihanrii engineering. The creature momentarily relaxed, reaching out with its mind to the others Arks. It was once but a single ship amidst their great civilization, when the Ihanrii forefathers had arrived to this place. It had been gifted the ability to connect empathically with its brothers. Its mind called out strongly, forcefully, across the grand expanse of the desert, seeking any that might come to its aid. None responded. He could tell they were not yet faded, but their connection to the Ihanrii had fallen. It seemed that only it alone remained attuned with their masters' will. There would be no rescue. In its entirety, the prophecy had been fulfilled. Somehow, fate had only chosen to smile upon this herald of the Ihanrii.

"Arise."
The creature paused, taking a few moments to mount its strength. Before its last rest, the creature had noticed an anomaly in the supports that fortified these restraints. In its loyalty, the creature had communed with the Ihanrii shortly prior to its imposed hibernation to alert them of the matter. They assured the creature it would be remedied forthwith. Their oversight was this creature's blessing. With a single powerful push, it rent the bracket from the support beam the held it, and the remainder of the creature's body slipped out of the harness. This was not a quiet break from freedom. Throughout the entirety of the Wind Country, a quick but violent quake could be felt. Even those bordering the lands could feel the aftermath of the brief trembling of the ground beneath their feet. The creature quickly took assessment of its circumstances. Its core, which sustained its biological components, required charging, but they were still operational for the present moemnt. It required lifa. Of its compatriots, this creature had been best equipped to swim beneath the sand to find lifa. Raising its massive snout, it smelled the air. It was bone dry... but for one small mote of moisture. If it could restore its energy, it could recover its comrades and send a message to the Ihanrii elsewhere. They would come and restore order once more.

"Secure lifa. Become strong. Call to our brothers and sisters in the stars... Destroy all opposition."
Pointing its nose upwards, its ancient armor clicked to life, causing the already crumbling ground around it to begin to quickly since and crumble. While the structures of the Ihanrii itself could withstand its power, the terrain around it fell to its mercy. With a powerful burst upwards, the beast arose from the very bedrock of the desert and soared into the sky through a plume of sand and dust that nearely threatened to blot out the sun. It sensed the lifa more clearly now. It was distant, but well within reach of its own energy reserves. As it flew, it reached its mind out to its spawns. They all arose from their hibernation, primed and ready to descend from their housings in its great armor. It doubted it would face opposition, but nothing would stand in the way of the Ihanrii's will. The creature was their last hope.

It would not fail.

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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by Zao » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:41 pm

In the far away land of Soul, seated quietly sipping a cup of tea was the Demon Hegemon, still currently utilizing the familiar appearance of the Suna bannin whom's body he had taken over and was currently using to rebuild his power in the human realm. His left eye brow raised slightly as he felt the tug of spacetime chakra pulling at him but with a simple wave of his hand and some chakra he dispersed the summoning, or perhaps better yet simply delayed its response for the moment. "How interesting, so they did have a back up like this..." The old demon smirked as he heard some of the chatter over the fuuin comm that he'd acquired before the start of the two village's operation in Soul country. 'Seems things are halted momentarily here...' Pondering on what could possibly be so important to the village's that would cause them to willingly abandon the operation as it was not just the body's village but the other great villages being recalled too.

Intrigued at what occurrence that could cause such an eruption action from the big five, the man finally allowed for the summoning technique to warp him through spacetime back to the Suna village. A few moments later the man had been transported back to the village hidden in the sandy deserts of Wind country, Zao's homeland. Still a bit irritated that he was unable to carry out his plans in Soul in order to increase tension even further between all the village's the white robed figure opened his eyes feeling the dry heat warming his skin at the moment. 'Slave, do you sense anything?' The Hegemon spoke mentally to the body fused slave that was once the wife of his current body, as she was using her Mind's Eye, having expanded it out to nearly its max range during his time in Soul to help monitors other things. 'One moment my lord....to the south west there is a massive chakra source rapidly approaching the village.'

It took the fused slave a few moments to regain her barrings after being dropped into an area with so many chakra sources, but after a few seconds she was able to regain concentration and before long locked onto the distant creature maxing transit towards the village that couldn't be seen due to the blowing desert winds that limited vision somewhat. The sensual voice finished and the Hegemon lifted his gaze towards that direction as a deep purple, almost black chakra formed around his body and then concentrated itself in the center of his upper back before a set of magnificent looking chakra wings condensed. With what appeared to be a gentle flap of the wings the man was lifted a few feet off the ground as a specific anchor kunai was thrown into the stone surface of the defensive wall he had been standing upon. Other shinobi could be seen running around frantically preparing for defense of their village and the others that were lower rank were working to evacuate civilians and young ninja to designated safe areas.

Shaking his head, the demon only smirked before flying forward to meet the creature that was causing all this ruckus, able to sense it thanks to his linked senses with the sensory slave located within his own body. Though he was unable to identify the source of the strange chakra, it felt somewhat familiar but with thousands of years of memories, it was hard to pinpoint just why it felt his way. Flying through the village's defensive genjutsu and just to its outer edge the man broke through the light sand storm and the massive creature came into view completely. 'This creature....I thought they were all dead...' Their was a slightly sour face that crossed the thin lips of the human appearance the Demon currently had as he saw the beast...slightly irritated that such a entity was here but at the same time a gentle laugh that carried an amused tone exited the Hegemon's lips now. "My current self may not be able to deal with this creature..."

The Demon was aware that he had not yet been able to build and strength the army he planned to create here on the human plane, it was vastly different than being in the demon realm where his will could send the entire realm into action. Moving rapidly in a direction that would cut off the beast the Demon Hegemon allowed the transformation technique to end revealing his demonic appearance and unique attire that was from his demon realm to signify his status level as ruler. Soon a set of bold words echoed out the Demon's mouth, a slightly condescending tone found within the words spoken to the create. "Come, submit to me, the Demon Hegemon."
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Yami Kasai -- Kiri's Black Reaper - Mizukage

Saisuko Zao - Demon Hegemon -- Suna S Rank

Hyōryū -- Suna S-Rank

Xi - Iwa Jounin

Sato - A Rank, "The Cleaving Swordsman "


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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by ShinobiTruth » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:09 pm

The Kazekage's forces were indeed scrambling to muster a defense. Thankfully, unlike the other nations, Sunagakure's relative pacifism meant that very few forces had to be recalled from the Soul Country to face this unforeseen threat, meaning nearly the entirety of Suna's standing force was ready to stand against this massive creature. Alarm bells were rung out not moments after the great rift in the desert opened, genin immediately being charged with evacuating civilians and the elderly to the safety of bunkers. The Great Plateau, often used for high-level training and the combat rituals for aspiring Kage candidates, had subterranean tunnels that led to it, and in a crisis such as this, the village at large could retreat to this area to either launch a counteroffensive or set up for a larger evacuation should the worst come to pass. Clan elders were quickly sealing their secret facilities or transporting them via Jikukan experts within the clan itself. Kiyori herself was busy issuing urgent orders to the main combat forces of the village and readying herself for combat. Plans were being adjusted and executed on the fly. Before long, much of the village's forces were assembled at their positions, ready to repel what came.

A great hush came over the entire shinobi force of Sunagakure no Sato as the creature finally burst through the veil of sand and dust that had announced its resurrection. Tense uncertainty turned into slackjawed wonder and, for some, pure dread, as disbelief washed over the entire population at what they were seeing. Even Kiyori herself could not fathom the monstrosity that they observed before them, but she and her commanders were thankfully sufficiently resolved to rally the shinobi forces back to attention. Kiyori steeled herself. Her notions of pacifism had to be set aside. She had no way of verifying her suspicions, but something deep in her heart of hearts truly understood one thing: there was no reasoning with this thing. There was no peace to be had. This was a battle for survival. Her qualms had to be set aside. Sueatsu also stood at the ready, further within the village as a second line of defense. He stood poised and ready to fight. The grim tension continued to rise as the beast approached. As it eclisped the village in its shadow, Kiyori ordered its long-range fighters to fire up at the massive beast. The time for fear was past. Now, all they could do was fight... and, with the sun's blessing, win.
It seemed that the creature's expectations would be subverted. With its keen eyes, it could see below what could be ostensibly called a fortified city. It did not match the resilience or majesty of the Ihanrii's most basic villages. Crude walls of stone protected equally mundane buildings. Despite this, the creature could also sense a multitude of motes of energy from within that city. The creature had not anticipated such an occurrence. It was mighty, but the beings that wield that energy could disrupt its task, and its core's energy was limited. It could not risk a prolonged confrontation; it had to act decisively. Below the city, the presence of lifa called out to the creature. As it approached the village, the creature's suspicions were confirmed, as a multitude of energies and strange, metallic objects rose up to attempt to strike its underside. The Ihanrii had not been so shortsighted as to have a weak point in the creature's armor. It bore the brunt of the assault with no concern, stone-like bits of its armor dropping off only to immediately begin regrowing. It endured just long enough to avoid damage and to send a single command to its spawns.

"Drop down into the fortification. Occupy those who indwell. Lifa must be secured at all costs."
An already obscured sky became blotted out as from all sides of the beast, strange objects ejected from the creature's armor. Barriers and shields were quickly erected, but they were only so effect as to prevent structures from being outright obliterated from the massive stone missiles. These projectiles then hissed and slid open much like stone sarcophagi, and out came the spawn of varying sizes. It became immediately clear to the sensors in the village that these creatures could manipulate chakra... or at least something akin to it. The piercing shrills rent the silence asunder as a lamb to the slaughter.

Not a moment after the spawn had been deployed, the creature, almost as effortlessly as breathing, shifted just slightly away from the village and dove down straight toward the ground. It was with horror that the defenders could only watch as the creature impacted the sand with little to no resistance, a massive tidal wave of rock, sand and sediment now rushing toward the village's walls due to the disruption before the desert's surface closed up behind it. Though it had not intended to do so, the creature's path took it directly through the tunnel system used to evacuate the civillians to the plateau. While not a great amount of life was lost, casualties were inevitable as unsuspecting villagers were either consumed by the creature's great maw or vaporized from the aura that emitted from its armor. It did not simply burrow through the ground. It swam unfettered like a fish in the sea. Now, those who had already been evacuated to the plateau were cut off from the village, and those who were in the process were trapped in the village, with no way to escape. From the battle that ensued, it was clear that the spawn had tactical intelligence but nothing approaching a heart or conscience. Beams of fire and lightning storms rent through the village.

In mere moments, Sunagakure no Sato became a warzone.
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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by Zao » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:45 am

Ignored...a flicker of fury rolled into the narrowed eyes of the Hegemon as his words and actions of coming out to issue a provocation to the beast fell upon deaf ears. A deep breath was exhaled as he watched the beast instead blow past him and straight into the village defenses as the Batista fired arrows as large as a person into the sky like a reverse rain of metal that assaulted the creature's underside. The sword like left eye brow raised slightly, observing how tough the creature's exterior was against the rain of attacks that could reap the lives of hundred of people seemed to only cause some superficial damage to him...yet it was what came immediately afterwards that peaked his interest.
'Master, those are all lifeforms.' A sweet toned voice echoed in his thoughts, before the sensory using slave hadn't been able to identify the different in the chakra signatures due to them being nigh identical in nature, but as the spawns of the monster fell off she could easily disgusting that they were separate entities. 'Keke, seems that this village was doomed anyways...' The demon laughed lightly to himself before he mentally commanded for Hana to create a platform of sand that she manifested extending over twenty five meters in diameter like a small cloud of floating sand under her control (kinesis). As the demonic looking man stepped down onto the platform of sand that had started moving towards the village his majestic looking dark angel wings folded behind him for the moment.

"It is here for something other than the village itself..." The actions of the creature weren't one who was wishing to destroy the village as its main priority, no...it seemed as if there was something beneath the village that it was trying to reach and that the village and its inhabitants were simply something in its way to it true destination. However, still somewhat enraged at the creature as it dove into the sand between the plateau and rhe village's stone a dark purple chakra seeped out from the man's feet spreading across the platform of sand now as he opened a special portal to his personal realm and his war fortress. "Arise..." A single, softly spoken word echoed out from the man's lips and entered into the minds of some of the ruler's personal slaves as they immediately heeded the summoning of their lord.

The first two the rose up from the still spreading portal to the Hegemon's realm was a dark armored figure wielding a flexible, multi bladed whip sword (Toushi) and the one who arose directly on the other side of the demon was a yellow robed figure with a golden mask that stood rather tall and yet the exposed skin not covered by the robe looked dark and sunken in like it was some sort of dried corpse (Tako) hidden underneath. Next was a dragon style puppet (Gogyou) that flew under its own power flying into the air directly above its master assuming a defensive posture automatically upon arriving, wishing to protect its master and destroy whatever stood before it. Lastly from behind a bulky looking figure, cloaked in a ragged looking brown cloak standing around three meters in height towered slightly over the Hegemon (Shi) wielding some sort of launcher like weapon that was held in its metallic looking hands..

These four were the four of his currently strongest slaves if he was to exclude King, but their would most certainly be time later to allow the devil elephant out to play as he found a wide, sinister grin forming across the thin lips of the human body's face. Hand seals flashed together one after another, taking several seconds to complete despite the sheer blinding speed and accuracy that they were being performed at. The dark purple chakra began to flow throughout his body to the point the it began to form like faint flames around his body, even the demon slaves around him took a step back, it was the first time seeing their lord so serious. His hands came together like he was praying as both of his eyes closed. A single mental command went out to the slaves at his command at the moment, "Protect me until I finish this technique..."

The four visible companions formed a four corner style defense at the edge of the sand platform that floated closer to the village and where the large creature had dove down into the ground. Hana and Toge who were located on either wrist of the demon were also on alert while the hidden companion, Wei, whom was merged within his own body continued to maintain her minds eye technique attempting to continue tracking the creature with the largest chakra reservoir. Not bothering to interfere in the turmoil that had broken out in the village as the village nor the lives of those within it held any weight to the Hegemon and instead he was only interested in the creature and what it was searching for beneath the village.

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Hana

[Sand Kinesis] - Currently at 35 control
A-Ranked Ninjutsu
A-rank Ninjutsu
Having achieved notable mastery over [Sand], the user is capable of shaping, directing, and manipulating existing bodies of the element without the need of hand seals or an existing technique. The range at which the user can manipulate the element is equal to the user's [Controlx2] meters to a Speed and Strength of [Control].

[Superior Suna Infusion]
A-rank Ninjutsu
The user channels chakra into a body of sand with five meters of themselves or if no sand is available the user can materialize sand, capable of infusing up to a ten cubic meter sized mass of Sand to be manipulated with Sunakinesis, this infusion lasts until the end of the thread.


Wei -

*[Sensory Style • Augmented Sense] - 2 posts active
A-Rank Ninjutsu
Prerequisites: *[Sensory Style • Broad Sense], 30 Control
This jutsu is an even further extension of [Broad Sense]. With this jutsu, a sensor sacrifices quality for quantity. They can view to much greater distances compared to a normal sensor, but their ability to differentiate between people starts to become muddled, meaning multiple people in close proximity will appear simply as a large chakra mass, without the users being able to distinguish how many people are there. By sitting down and meditating, they are able to start to sense further and further away. For each post of meditating, they are able to see 500 meters out, up to a max of posts equal to 1/2 their control (rounded up).



Zao -

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- Chakra Wings - 2/8 posts


[Open Space: Shadows Arise] - Used at 10 control
C-rank Jikukan Ninjutsu
The user will do a series of hand seals before a portal opens up on the ground within 25 meters of the user. The portal can have a diameter of up to twenty five meters and is connected to the Hegemon's shadow realm. Unlike a normal portal, this is a one way portal allowing for any of the Hegemon's slaves, demon Kings, or demon pets (Henches and pets) to move from his realm through the portal. Demon spirits (spirit companions) however cannot use this as a means to enter the owner's current realm. Forms at a speed of [Control] and last for two posts, cannot be used as a means to travel into his shadow realm.


[God's Wrath] - Charged 1 posts
S-Rank Ninjutsu
Prerequisite: 50 Chakra Pool and 50 Control
A technique meant solely for complete and total destruction, Zao begins by performing a lengthy set of hand seals before ending on the Snake Seal. From here he has two options available to him; The first being to release the jutsu like normal, or secondly he can instead to hold the seal and continue to funnel more chakra into the technique. In doing so, he can overcharge the technique, causing it's range to grow exponentially in size with each post. In addition, for each post of channeling/charging, Zao loses -3 stamina for the duration of the thread, to a maximum of 5 posts of channeling and -15 stamina. Once this channeling is finished, he will them hold his hands to the sky and release his chakra into the air above him, creating a pitch black orb of pure concentrated chakra. This crackling orb will hover above the earth for a single post, giving Zao and his allies the opportunity to escape before it falls to the earth on the next post at [Control] speed, detonating on impact. This detonation ravages the landscape with [Control] strength. It's range is based on the chart below.
Normal Cast: 110 meter diameter explosion,
1 Post Charging, -3 Chakra Pool: 150 Meter Diameter explosion
2 Posts Charging, -6 Chakra Pool: 200 Meter Diameter explosion
3 Posts Charging, -9 Chakra Pool: 300 Meter Diameter explosion
4 Posts Charging, -12 Chakra Pool: 400 Meter Diameter explosion
5 Posts Charging, -15 Chakra Pool: 500 Meter Diameter explosion



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- Hana
- Toge
- Shi
- Gogyou
- Tako
- Wei
- Toushi
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Yami Kasai -- Kiri's Black Reaper - Mizukage

Saisuko Zao - Demon Hegemon -- Suna S Rank

Hyōryū -- Suna S-Rank

Xi - Iwa Jounin

Sato - A Rank, "The Cleaving Swordsman "


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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by ShinobiTruth » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:15 pm

With the amount of chakra that Zao was molding, it was impossible for the creature to not notice the shift in the energy around it, even as it was burrowing deeper into the sand. Though the Hegemon could not perceive the communication between the massive creature and its spawns, such correspondence became evident when, in the midst of their assault on the village, roughly a quarter of the spawn on the outside of the village halted their charge and reared their heads toward the floating sand platform. Multiple sources of chakra flared up on the Mind's Eye of the Hegemon's servants, as fire and lightning streamed up toward them in waves. Though they were not necessarily strong on their own (Katon Beam - 15 Control; Raiton Pulse - 25 Control), the sheer number of attacks which assaulted the Hegemon's transport would require evasion.

Kiyori stared hard at the floating platform and cursed under her breath. There was no telling what foul chakras Zao had learned to wield, but if they made it through this, she would absolutely have a word with him on this. Kiyori and the other defense forces continued to fight valiantly, the Sun's Radiance loosing wave after wave of biting sand to rend the attackers asunder as the other forces lobbed a litany of jutsu and weapons at their enemies. Despite the show of force, though, the battle was far from over. The creatures were resilient, and though the attacks rung true, the armor that stripped from the bodies of these spawns seemed to regrow with decent expedience. This would not be easily won. One could only imagine the regenerative prowess of their master's armor.

Deep within the ground, the creature could now clearly sense the lifa which rest underneath. The liquid which sustained life on this planet was a valuable energy source for the Ihanrii core which powered its functions. In a short period of time, the creature had already made it a quarter of the way to its goal: the massive underground water reservoir. While its objective was not outright destruction, without that vital aquifer, the village would not last. Those that did not die by fire, lightning, and claw would succumb to the vicious heat and blistering sun of the desert. What was once their blessing would become their undoing barring a force that would stop the beast.

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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by Zao » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:32 pm

The chakra continued to build in between the palms of the Hegemon as the whisper of a rather sultry and smooth voice entered into his mind now. Wei was speaking as her mind's eye technique extended to cover a rather vast portion of the village now. She was not sorting through individual chakra signatures but instead watching the movement of the monster's children and their struggle against the shinobi of the sand village. But as if they were ordered by a higher power a good portion that was closest to where the Demon was just outside the damaged wall were the beast had dove into the sand shifted as a unit. "My lord, we have been noticed." Her sensual voice contained a hint of worry for her lord's safety as this was a rather large number of enemy who had turned.

With his senses linked to Wei's due to the link created by her demonic rebirth at his hands, the Hegemon also noticed and it made him smile due to his ego being bruised a bit earlier as tye beast had ignored him for his own purposes. "Kekeke..." A soft, evil laughter slipped from between the lips of the demonic body's lips not. It was refreshing for the demon lord as he sent quick mental commands to his servants now sending them into action. This inadvertent action caused by him would actually serve to benefit the Sand shinobi as it would help lighten the fighting load in that area.

The first to act was the demon flower on his right arm as she glowed with a mixture or dark and golden chakra as she infused her sand increasing her level of control over her sand as a whole now. (45 control). Her slender half plant half humanoid body had slithered up onto the demon featured hands of her master now with her own hands clapped together. It was at his moment her right hand pushed forward almost like palm strike as a wave of sand fifteen meters wide smashed forward to meet the coming attacks while her left hand pushed backwards. This action caused what remained of the sand platform holding the demon and his slaves to rush backwards to outrange the attacks of the encroaching beast spawn.

As this was happening the wood dragon made a short set od hand seals as it caused a second wood dragon to grow from ita wooden body causing two dragons to now float in the sky. The large cloaked mech, Shi began channeling Ranton chakra into its blaster as its wings spread out from beneath the cloak and it dove off the left side of the platform as it moved back and the other sand wave pushed forward to meet the attacks that reached the group. Circling around to the left flank it raised the Elemental Blaster that was already winding up as teal lighting flicker from within the wide muzzle as the weapon pointed toward the group. A single mechanical looking hand pointed tye special weapon as the turbine and storm crystal inside empowered the strength of the strorm chakra. Then without further warning a massive wave of storm chakra burst from blaster, measuring fifty meters in diamter

[40 strength from spirit, plus 10 additional strength from weapon boost for 50 strength total. After impact secondary splash damage will be 25 ribbons over a 12 meter area]

As Shi was diving off the left side of the platform the dark armored slave, Toushi, crackled with teal lighting around its body as it dashed off the right side. Ranton chakra surrounding his body and the whip sword like weapon he unleashed in the right hand. That chakra formed around each foot as he seemed to step down on the air causing a burst of storm chakra to explode downwards as he pushed forward moving around a few attacks before then pushing off again with the left foot causing a second explosion of storm energy. This full strength step pushed hi mn out to the right flank of the approaching beast spawn (from Zao's perspective), the weapon with for flexible swords glowed with storm chakra as he channeled the building chakra into the blades drawing it back to the side and then over his head. With a powerful downwards slash four large slashes of ranton chakra were released down onto the crowd of smaller beasts.

(25 control + 15 weapon boost + 12 boost from using a nintai technique = 50 Control=strength / 45 speed for ranton blades. Each blade will break apart and form 25 ribbons over 12 meter areas.)

As each slave went to the side the Yellow King channeled chakra into his left arm and legs before stepping forward and descending to the ground from the platform. As it fell to the sandy earth below from the legs thick tentacles began to rapidly grown, eleven in total with each being twenty two meters in length and covered with hook like spikes down the length of the new black appendages. As this occurred from the right arm six thin tentacles crimson in color formed from the arm extending out to the same length at those growining for the legs. The leg tentacles allowes him to reach the ground much ealrier as Tako was able to precisely control his body and as the two Ranton technqiues would land on each flank he would advance. Taking advantage of any confusion caused to allow the hook spiked tentacles and his arm tentacles to rapidly spread out to smash and grapple targets that entered to close, planning to move as quickly as possiblefrom target to target. Not bothering to hold back any strength. Whether it be beast or human, the old king gave no quarters to either if they entered his attack range as he moved forward like a grim reaper.

The clone of the wood dragon started to form hand seals and flew down behind Tako, using the others to descend safety due to its slower speed until it reached the ground. Drawing chakra from its creator as it readied a texhnique to use if needed depending on how well the trio were able to combat the monster wave that dared to threaten their Lord. Meanwhile as the Hegemon watched the quick defensive and offensive actions unfold simultaneously he continued channeling his dark chakra into the small orb forming between the palms. "This should be almost enough..." He assessed the chakra as it condensed into the orb causing faint sparks of dark purple energy to flicker violently around its smooth appearance. Even with his massive chakra reservoir he still felt the drain from using this technique but still smiled wickedly. "...Just a little more and then they will experience true fear..."

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Wei- Mind's Eye 3 posts

Zao - Charging technique 2 posts

Hana - Sand kinesis 45 control

Yellow King - Two techniques activated

Basic Summoning: Grabber Tentacles
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
Channeling chakra to their left arm, the Demon King summons forth the grabber tentacles concealed within the arm causing them to grow to their full size. Taking the shape of six long and thin tentacles with a strength equal to 3/4 the user's [Strength].

Basic Summoning: Demon Tentacles
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
Channeling chakra to both legs, the Demon King summons forth a series of thick, hook covered black tentacles that expand out becoming the demon's new legs as they grow to their full size. The tentacle have a strength equal to the user's [Strength].
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1. Demon TentaclesShow

The King is able to manifest a series of thick, that are inky black in color appearing smooth to the touch with the exception of the hook like thorns that cover the length of each. These tentacles grow from the legs, reaching a range equal to [Endurance/2] meters with the number of tentacles equal to [Endurance /4]
2. Devouring TentacleShow

A thick, crimson colored tentacle that grows from the upper back of the King, being about a foot in diameter, covered with mouth-like opening that bite and snap at targets within their range of [Endurance/4] meters.
3. Demon TailShow

A flat, black and purple scaled tail that grows from the lower back of the user's body, being segmented like that of a scorpions tail, with a sword like spike at the end measuring a meter in length with jagged edges along each side. Range equal to [Endurance /3] meters.
4. Demon Grabber TentaclesShow

A group six of long and thin crimson tentacles that grow from the left arm reaching out [Endurance/2] meters
Post-Soul | 5. Demon King's ClawShow
A large demonic claw with longer fingers and long, sharp claws with the hands total size measuring two meters in width and three meters in length, attached to the body through a thick tentacle that grows from the right arm reaching out to [Endurance/2] meters in length. Within the palm of the hand is a large glowing red eye that is capable of being linked with the user's natural vision when open.

Toushi

Ranton Style - Breath of Susanoo - 25 control
D-Rank Nintaijutsu Stance
Utilizing a special form of breathing while constantly channeling Ranton chakra, the use is able to force their body into a state where a small amount of chakra is constantly being channeled and primed to mold and emit Ranton chakra. The Ranton chakra is used to enhance the user's attacks and movements with Ranton chakra. As long as they remain in this Stance, they are able to reflexively emit a constant stream of Ranton chakra from their weapon(s) or strikes to enhance their attacks. If this effect is used to enhance an attack(s), the enhanced attack is treated as a double attack, the second attack hitting with a Speed equal to the user's Speed and a Strength of [Control]. Nintaijutsu maneuvers in the Breath of Susanoo style executed while in this stance are granted a Strength value of [Control]. Any nintaijutsu maneuvers executed while in this stance will grant those an unfocused buff of +[Control/2] strength, this also applies to Ranton's splash damage. This does not affect the Strength values granted by the stance itself, only granting them to the maneuvers performed. The user can exit this stance reflexively to conserve chakra. The NinTai stance is of an intensive chakra nature resulting in a drain of chakra pool and stamina depending on the level of control being used.
Control 1-9: Drains [-1] Chakra Pool and Endurance every [5] posts in addition to the chakra costs of other techniques used.
Control 10-19: Drains [-1] Chakra Pool and Endurance every [4] posts in addition to the chakra costs of other techniques used.
Control 20-24: Drains [-1] Chakra Pool and Endurance every [3] posts in addition to the chakra costs of other techniques used.
Control 25-34: Drains [-1] Chakra Pool and Endurance every [2] posts in addition to the chakra costs of other techniques used.
Control 35+: Drains [-1] Chakra Pool and Endurance every [1] posts in addition to the chakra costs of other techniques used.

Breath of Susanoo • Steps of Susanoo - 10 control x2
C-Rank Nintaijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite(s): Breath of Susanoo Stance
Using the Ranton chakra currently channeled around their body, the user rushes the opponent while channeling Ranton chakra into their feet, granting them the ability to move through the air by using bursts of Ranton from their feet as footholds and allowing them to approach an opponent from a variety of angles for the remainder of the post. The user can end this technique at will if they wish to conserve chakra. This can be used offensives as when the user steps on or kicks off the burst of Ranton chakra it causes the foot holds to release piercing style ribbons from the Ranton passive.

Breath of Susanoo • Raging Storm Collision - 25 control
A-Rank Nintaijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite(s): Breath of Susanoo Stance
Using the Ranton's chakra currently channeled into their weapon and around the body, Toushi channels the chakra into each individual whip of his weapon. Then he will draw the weapon back and snap it forward causing for each strand of his weapon to release a single strand of Ranton Chakra, though doing this weakens the technique as a whole causing the four waves of Ranton to be down ranked one rank in strength. The four streams of Ranton can be controlled by the user's 'snap' to strike against a target from as close as the tip of the Urumi out to a spot [50] meters away, causing the four streams to release their splashing passive all at one time. The streams of Ranton travel with a Speed equal to the user's Speed. This is a cutting/piercing style of attack.


Gogyou

~Mokuton • Guardian
C-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, a small tree will erupt from the ground next to the user, quickly forming into an exact replica of them. The clone is capable of performing Mokuton ninjutsu and shares the same stats as the user lasting for [Control]/5 posts.

~Mokuton • Heavenly Forest
S-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the earth will immediately begin to rumble as the trees, shrubbery, roots, and all sorts of forestry begins to emerge in a 80 meter radius around the user at a speed of [Control]. As the forest takes shape and grows, roots will lash out at anyone caught in the techniques wake, and if they are able to catch anything, it will latch on and drag them down to the ground, holding them at a strength of [Control] as the roots become dormant. This forest lasts for 2 posts before becoming dormant.


Shi -Blast fired at 40 Deftness plus 10 deftness from mech. 50 total.
Wings (1 Mechanism)Show
Description: A Set of two meter long and one meter wide wings that are affixed on either side of the upper back, extending up past the shoulders of the puppet that allow for the puppet to fly at a speed equal to the [Deftness] stat of the puppet, up a maximum of the puppet's [Mobility] stat.
Elemental Blaster (3 Mechanism)Show



A one meter long, one handed elemental hand cannon that hangs from a holster on the right hip. The blaster cannon consists of two parts, the cannon portion and a turbine portion with an elemental storm crystal Zao discovered while adventuring in the spirit realms. The turbine in each is able to be activated by the spirit instilling elemental chakra into the turbine which will then rapid spin building up a charge of the respected element concentration the spirit possesses. Once the charge is built up the cannon acts as a means to direct the built up elemental blast by releasing it in a forward blast.

That cannon released a large wave attack at a shorter range than the other cannons. Able to be released the blast wave with a speed and strength equal to the [Deftness] of the puppet. The size of the blast having a diameter equal to [Deftness] and a range of [Deftness] in meters. Each blast of the cannon incurs a three post cool down period between uses. While being used with storm related Ninjutsu the techniques recieve a passive [+10] Deftness boost to the blast wave released.
CharactersShow
Yami Kasai -- Kiri's Black Reaper - Mizukage

Saisuko Zao - Demon Hegemon -- Suna S Rank

Hyōryū -- Suna S-Rank

Xi - Iwa Jounin

Sato - A Rank, "The Cleaving Swordsman "


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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by ShinobiTruth » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:36 am

Kiyori continued to curse their foul fortune. Whatever Zao was planning to do, she couldn't directly address it. She was needed here to give orders and fight off the main brunt of the creature's forces. Quickly issuing orders to the sensors on the wall, they urgently communicated Kiyori's throughts to the Sand's forces. 'Stay out of Zao's way. Make a momentary retreat back towards the wall and allow the creatures to follow,' she commanded. 'These creatures are strong, but they don't seem to be entirely intelligent. They'll be driven straight into his path. Once he's moved past towards where the creature dove, mount a counter-offensive.' The forces quickly responded, and the move served its intended purpose. The brief backstep of Sunagakure's forces caused the enemy forces to surge forward; thus, when Zao began to cull everything within his surroundings, the only things that were reaped were the ancient beings of stone and alchemic flesh alike, vibrant green liquid splattering the sands.

Weaving hand seals as fast as she possibly could, Kiyori sent her chakra out, and a not-insignificant amount of sand quickly rose from around her. Knowing better than to confront Zao directly while not being able to give her full focus, she opted instead to defend the village. Two of the council members moved to cover her while she prepared her defense. Wide movements matched the formations of the sand, and it quickly became apparent that Kiyori was making multiple dome-like barriers of actively controlled sand directly between Zao and the portion of the village he was closest to, shifting those portions to match his progress in following the massive creature (50 Control). The Kazekage, while ignorant to his true nature, was not ignorant to his intent, it seemed. The reckless abandon with which his servants acted (a number of their attacks wounding scores of sand shinobi) and the dark ominous chakra he wielded made it no longer clear as to whether he was truly friend or foe.

Sueatsu stared hard at the sand where the beast had dove down only a fleeting few moments ago. It seemed unlikely that it would be heading for the prisoners. It had deployed the spawns merely to occupy their time. What could it possibly be...? His eyes sharpened and his chest tightened with a sense of urgency and dread. Water. At the village's deepest point was the water reservoir that served as the village's lifeblood. Without it... their lives would be forfeit. Conveying his message to the sensor unit, Sueatsu blazed across the village into the accessways that took them further below. He had much ground to cover, and there was no telling what was going to happen if he didn't make it in time to stop the creature.
Kiyori's JutsuShow
[Sand Style • Desert Infusion]
A-Ranked Ninjutsu
Prerequisite: 30 Ninjutsu
Kiyori will channel chakra throughout her body before funneling this chakra into a 65 meter cubed area of sand around her person, infusing said sand with her chakra. In doing so, she enables herself to control the element via Sunakinesis for 10 posts.

[Sand Style • Sunakinesis]
A-Ranked Ninjutsu
Having achieved unparalleled mastery over Sunagakure's Sand Style, Kiyori has developed the ability to control, shape and manipulate existing bodies of sand without the need for hand seals, channels or any sort of existing techniques. The range at which Kiyori can manipulate sand is equal to her control times 2 meters. However, she cannot produce sand naturally, and must create sand or infuse existing sand with additional jutsu in order to use Kinesis.

The smaller spawns that fell under the assaults from Zao's servants were simply no match for the force which they faced. However, the larger spawns, though clearly damaged by the attacks that the Hegemon mounted to cull their numbers, did not fall, their armor protecting them from a considerable portion of the damage that would have otherwise been inflicted. Though it was destroyed, it was evident that the material it was made of was not normal, as it quickly began regenerating. Half of the larger spawns, about twenty in total, all charged towards the servants that touched the ground, their bodies crackling with electricity. There would be no honorable duels, no one-on-one battles. Even as some leaped into the air to dive down from above, others attacked on the ground. While they attacked, multiple pulses of Raiton chakra blasted out from each creature (25 Control for each AoE blast). The creature seemed unaffected by each others' pulses, allowing them to continue to attack with unabbeted savagery.

With a haunting bellow that danced the line between living creature and machine, the other half of the large spawns beelined for Zao. The spawns seemed to bear some capacity of communication and strategy. The cry rallied undamaged spawns further ahead of Zao, and they departed from their assaults on the wall to confront him, their bodies also priming Raiton chakra. All in all, both before him and behind him, thirty large spawns blocked the way between him and the entry point for the large beast into the sands.

The creature itself continued to swim further down, currently facing no resistance. Its strategy seemed to be working. It had covered half of the distance between itself and the source of lifa below. It was not so arrogan to allow itself to pause or relax. The grain structure was coarser than near the surface, but its armor was sufficient to continue downward without issue.

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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by Zao » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:37 pm





The same sinister looking smile of utter satisfaction widened ever so slightly, though this wasn't that maximum output of the technique it was attracting to much attention from others. Knowing he wouldn't be able too continue channeling chakra into it at this rate, the demon extended the demonic looking right hand with its clawed fingers and reddish skin. The dark purple energy condensed in its palm, slowly the palm opened as he the extended a single finger pointing forward causing a simple and small orb of dark chakra to appear about two hundred meters away now.

It was about the size of a basketball as sparks of purple chakra flickered around its own shape like lightning. In a moment, the small orb that appeared just inside the demolished section of the village's defensive wall and about thirty meters from the ground it would fall momentarily, moving at a blinding speed to the earth before erupting into a two hundred meter diameter explosion. This would create a one hundred meter crater enveloping all caught within it, leaving the monster spawn within a hundred meters of the Hegemon and his slaves only to feel the blast wave pass over them. Those who would fall and the collateral damage caused was of no concern, he was not the to protect anyone or anything. Instead this was an opportunity to deal with certain threats to his future plans and potentially capture one of the genma hosts.

Having his full attention arrived back on the spawn immediately to his front that would survive the coming explosion his demon slaves and the largest of the demon spawn who weren't like the rest of the cannon fodder placed before him. Not only did these larger beast have incredible durability but also could regenerate, this definitely peaked the old demon's interest, yet at the moment they were only obstacles obstructing his path to their creator. He ordered his slaves to bound back as one unit as he unfolded the brilliant dark purple chakra wings and formed a series of channeled chakra into the air just out in front of the small sand platform.

Hana's wave of sand had only lasted for a short time earlier allowing get fellow slave companions to initiate a counter attack to hold back the best swarm from their master. It was soon shattered but the demon flower spirit only smashed down with her hand utilizing the sand at her max range of ninety meters causing the chunks of sand that once made up the wide wave to now plummet down upon the beasts out past the other slaves.

Gogyou's clone, protected from the front by Tako who was steadily being beaten back by sheer numbers and the larger spawns that had revealed themselves, release a large surge of chakra into the ground activating its jutsu. A moment later thick roots began to spawn from underneath the sands lashing out and exoanding to cover just over an eighty meter radius from the clone. The clone itself would likely meet its demise within the sprouting forest but its purpose hav been met.

With the release of the Mokuton technique, Tako and Toushi began a rapid withdraw past the clone's position at their max speed. Tako utilizes his tentacle legs to move back while Toushi on the other hand leaped up into the air before twirling his body and weapon to realize another storm nintai technique. As his body twisted a cyclone of ranton swirled into existence around him and pushed outward up to twenty five meters (same strength and spread area as last post) from his center point, creating space for him to retreat as he kicked off the air creating a burst of Ranton that rained down on any beast below allowing him to gain altitude and distance from his attack in order to link up with the retreating Tako who utilized his multiple tentacles to lash at targets as he retreated, both companion slaves moving at their max speed to avoid the wood ninjutsu attacks while leading other beast chasing them into the attacks range.

The only remaining companion in the area was Shi on the left flank, after releasing the massive wave of Storm chakra down upon the approaching beast spawn he quickly shifted to his projectile launcher, on on the left arm and the other revealing itself as it ripped through the ragged cloak on the right shoulder. Both began to fire, the senbon blaster launching three shots from its senbon pods at max deftness (50) and then thirty kunai from the tri-launcher on the shoulder at the same deftness, disregarding the cost of doing so in order to hold back the swarm of beast. It would then activate one function of its back boosters, normally used to fly if the wings were damaged, the other function acted as a pressure blast to send the puppet body rapidly in a single direction, which was what Shi did. Turning his back the wings flared up to ensure clearance from the back-blast as the wind turbines spun up and released a full strength blast of air rocketing the flying puppet fifty meters in the opposite direction of the encroaching horde army.

This maneuver linking him up near the other two fleeing slaves, Tako and Toushi as the trio continued to keep their distance as they arrived just below the sand platform and the Demon Hegemon floated off it with a simple pat of his large chakra wings that looked as though they belonged to a dark angel. Extending his hand out in front of him the former human would summon a demon spirit to aid him, one of his strongest and well equipped: Zoukingu or sometimes called King for short. In a massive puff of smoke revealed a twenty five meter tall demon elephant with a massive tower shield with two largre ten meter fuuin inscribed upon its front, this was Zouking, a demon emperor elephant that served the Hegemon and held the same level of respect from the Hegemon as Tako did. The Demon Hegemon stood upon the beasts right shoulder as the spirit beast began to fall from its thirty meter summoning height with its shield leading the way downwards toward before tilting its shield towards the center of the swarm below.

On its shoulder, the demonic hand and its finger formed a single handed hand seal now, activating Chakra Kai on the top directional explosive seal on King's shield causing it to glow before a massive explosion burst forward and down upon the group of beast spawn that were attempting to move through the Heavenly Forest and its entanglement roots that were still lashing out at anything that came into range of the technique. Those caught being sitting ducks for the explosive attack which contained unbelievable force (50 strength) and would create a nigh hundred meter crater in the wake of the attack, from which the demon elephant drew back its three free left arms and as it fell into the crater itself it slammed all three first into the broken ground executing its "
[Ultimate Earthquake, Meteor Strike]" attack creating a violent earthquake that would rapidly travel out to a two hundred meter radius from King.

This force crushed the earth and caused it to shoot up and twist and grind as it radiated out to the limits of the attack's range, the two companions (Tako and Toushi) who had been retreating leaped upwards and landed upon what remained of the sand platform formed by Hana that now just floated in a stationary position fifty meters behind the Hegemon and King, thirty meters off the ground. As the dust and debris filled the air from King's combination attack with its Lord, the sultry voice of Wei slipped into the ears of her master now. "The beast is still digging further towards an area centralized under the village and another large chakra signature left the main battlefield and seems to being trying to intercept it." It would seem that Suna had split its forces if one of their bannin level combatants moved to slow down the main beast as the Demon only laughed lightly, the memories of its human's past life and the village entering his mind for a moment. "I see, it must be the water its seeking. It will most likely grow stronger if it reaches that point and my chances of turning it into one of my servants will drastically drop..."

The Demon Lord sighed as this was getting very troublesome, his attack and combination attack were enough to permanently change the very landscape and reap the lives of any who didn't escape their range, but this swarm was still proving to be troublesome by the reveal of the larger beast spawn. Though he wasn't exactly sure how they had fared in the latest round of attacks he knew that he couldn't continue to waist time here with them or the Kazekage if she attempted to intervene in his tasks, either. After he was able to clearly assess the situation in front of him then he would make his next move, he would chase after the beast and leave the village and its shinobi to fight for their lives against the remaining beast spawn. As the demon elephant rose after its attack it quickly switched out the attack shield with its strengthened shield and reached across its body with its three free arms to withdraw three fuuin inscribed scimitars as it readied itself for slaughter.


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Zao - Wings 4/8, released charged technique, Those From My Realm, and Chakra Kai

*Kuchiyose • [Those From My Realm] -
C-rank Tenkujutsu
Pre-Requisite: Bound Spirit
Forming hand seals, Zao is be able to summon forth a single spirit that is bound within his personal realm. The spirit is able to fight for their master for up to six posts after the post they are summoned from the user's personal realm. After that post, if the spirit has not yet returned to it's realm of it's own accord then it will be automatically pulled back in to the ninja's personal realm.

Hana - Kinesis active

Gogyou clone - Activated Heavenly Forest

Tako - Same two jutsu active

Toushi - 25 control

Steps of Susanoo x1

and

Breath of Susanoo • Protection from the Storm
B-Rank Nintaijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite(s): Breath of Susanoo Stance
Using the Ranton chakra currently channeled into their weapon and around the body, the user swinging their weapon creating a circular slash in front of them. A body of Ranton chakra rushes is released from the weapon creating a circular wall of Ranton that pushes outwards from the user, serving as either a defense or offensive attack. The wall of Ranton grows to over twenty meters in diameter and extend out from the user up to [25] meters away with a Speed equal to the user's Speed and a Strength equal to the Strength value offered by the currently active Stance. This is a cutting/piercing style of attack.

Shi
Tri Kunai Launcher (1 Mechanisms)Show
Description: The right shoulder acts as the base for a three part kunai launder. Each part of the launcher is made up of five "barrels" connected in a circle with the parts forming a triangle before joining together the upon the lower back is a large circular mechanism competes the launcher storingthe launchers anmo as it feeds up to tge launcher. Inside the circular mechanism is where the additional kunai are stored and loaded into the launchers. Each of the three parts are capable of launching a volley of five kunai up to twice per post, taking half a post to reload for each of the three parts of the kunai launcher. Holds a total of a 120 kunai in total. Capable of firing its projectiles at a speed and strength equal to the puppet's [Deftness].
Senbon Blaster (2 Mechanisms)Show
Description: A senbon launcher capable of launching a blast of senbon creating a small cloud of the steel needles. Attached to the lower portion of the lower left arm, the launcher operates in a cylinder style manner rotating through 'ammo pods' that contain twenty senbon within each. The launcher sprays forth all twenty of the senbon found within the pod in one blast. Capable of firing its projectiles at a speed and strength equal to the puppet's [Deftness]. After firing the cylinder rotates feeding a new pod into the firing mechanisms. Currently the weapon cylinder holds thirteen of the senbon 'ammo pods'.
Wings (1 Mechanism)Show
Description: A Set of two meter long and one meter wide wings that are affixed on either side of the upper back, extending up past the shoulders of the puppet that allow for the puppet to fly at a speed equal to the [Deftness] stat of the puppet, up a maximum of the puppet's [Mobility] stat.
Booster (1 Mechanism)Show
Description: A rudimentary engine is located in the back of the shoulders. When activated, the armor on the back of each shoulder opens up like a revealing nozzles which then blast a short duration jet of air. When used in conjunction with a booster on the opposite side of the body, the user is able to create lift allowing for the puppet to fly a Speed equal [Deftness] but it cannot exceed the user's Mobility stat. Or used individually to create a blast of air at [Deftness] speed and strength that can be used offensively against opponents or defensively to thrust the puppet in a single directly at a speed equal to the puppet's [Deftness] for a number of meters equal to the [Deftness] of the puppet body. These jets can be maintained for up to ten posts with a matching cool down period for the number of posts used, when used one at a time each use causes a one post cool down for that booster.
Elemental Blaster - 1/3 post cool down

King

Equipment used Shield with Directional Explosion seals engraved on it, using one of the two seals.

Force Fuuinjutsu • Directional Explosive Release
C-Rank Fuuinjutsu
After drawing a ([Control]/5)x([Control]/5) meter seal formula on a surface of an object. The user will then arm it with their chakra up to [Control] strength with a concussive force explosion outwards from itself in a single direction instead of around the seal. This seal's explosive force is released through the use of Kai

Two twenty five meter tower shields, blood red in color with the…Show
covering over 90% of the shield's surface while the other shield is inscribed with two of Zao's [Force Fuuinjutsu • Directional Explosive Release] creating a square 10 meter by 10 meter fuuin inscription on the top and bottom of the front side of the giant shield.
Technique used

[Ultimate Earthquake, Meteor Strike]
S-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
The large summon leap upward and draw back all its arms on one side of its body preparing to strike the ground below as its falls back down. It will then slam it's three fists into the ground with its full strength all at once creating a powerful earthquake, that will cause major destruction and devastation within the radius of the technique. The earthquake caused the ground to break apart and move about increasing the difficult for opponents with less [Strength] than the elephant's [Strength] to keep their footing. Those with five less [Strength] than spirit will suffer damage from crashing into the ground as it is torn asunder from the force of the attack, with the damage increasing as the gap between the target's [Strength] and the elephant spirit's increases. The earthquake effects reaching out [Strengthx4] meters in radius from the elephant spirit's impact and continues over the course of two posts.



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Yami Kasai -- Kiri's Black Reaper - Mizukage

Saisuko Zao - Demon Hegemon -- Suna S Rank

Hyōryū -- Suna S-Rank

Xi - Iwa Jounin

Sato - A Rank, "The Cleaving Swordsman "


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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by ShinobiTruth » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 pm

The expulsion of such wide-reaching and viciously powerful attacks certainly did considerable damage to the spawns forces. The smaller spawns that were mixed in with the larger spawns clearly stood no chance as even the initial attacks gouged massive scars in the desert sands, turning stone dust into glass from the intense heat and power. However, even in their deaths, the larger spawns showed their resilience. Releasing a multitude of overlapping shockwaves of lightning from their bodies, they managed to dull the impact of Zao's initial explosion. Though clearly damaged, and their armor stripped away, they survived the first blast, resolutely charging towards the Hegemon's minions and their cacophony of lights, vines, and explosions. The creatures, despite being large, were fairly nimble. While a good number of the large spawns and scores of the smaller were quickly caught by the Ranton ribbons, sand, and roots, their dexterity, combined with the regeneration of their armor, saw that a handful of large spawns from the first group that confronted the Hegemon's servants managed to make it past the obstacles that sought to stop them. Yet, none of them, with all of the damage they suffered, could hope to survive the overwhelming might that King's arsenal brought to the fray. Whatever stragglers remained in this group were quickly wiped out. For a few brief moments, Zao and his minions had the chance to compose themselves.

One particularly stubborn spawn, in the last throes of its life, raised its maw and unleashed a piercing hypersonic shrill. It would not cause any lasting damage outside of an uncomfortable ringing in the ears of those who heard it, but its dying howl had an obvious purpose: to call for reinforcements. It was clear that even the leader of the Hegemon himself would not be able to fend off all of the beasts on his own. If he wanted to defeat the creature, he would have to leave his servants behind and, just as the spawns were doing for their master, stall for time. Otherwise, this same scenario would play itself out until the creature below completed its work... or until their chakra reserves ran dry.
The massive impacts from above vibrated down below the sands and did rock the creature, but the field around its armor prevented any damage, only being enough to give it pause. The lifa was getting closer. Only a quarter of the distance it needed to cover remained. However, it had run into its first legitimate obstacle: solid bedrock. As it had burrowed down, the earth had become increasingly coarse and rough. It would not be able to simply break through. It threatened injuring itself and using an excessive amount of energy. The creature knew it had to rely on the field from its core that allowed it to burrow into the sands. Slowly inching into the bedrock, it began to push, slowly but firmly, the abrading of the stone causing small sparks of light that illuminated the otherwise pitch black in which it swam.

"Lifa close. Must secure. Call the Ihanrii... Fulfill my mission."

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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by Zao » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:03 pm

As the debris was still falling to the ground like heavy, dirty rain drops from the massive explosion combined with the meteoric strike from the elephant demon, the sharp set of golden eyes look about the field of destruction. A simple sigh escaped the demon's lips as he glanced from side to side now as the remaining companions joined in a formation atop the sand platform the floated just behind King now and their Lord. The last death throes of a stubborn beast entered his ears as the man reached up and rubbed his left ear gently before laughing out load, thoroughly enjoying the scene of death, how long had it been since it had swept through the Demon world in numerous wars in order to establish himself as the omnipotent ruler, what a refreshing feeling it was to crush the weak. But, as fun as it was, he knew that such a battle in his current state was simple wasting his time and energy now as he gave a command for the others besides Hana and Toge to link up. Afterwards he threw Tako a kunai that had been strapped onto his right bicep now, upon catching it the other companions who had been called forth found themselves warped back through spacetime to the Hegemon's war fortress.

"This body really is a useful one...I'm sure that the human would be furious if he knew all his preparations for himself were helping me instead...keke." The Hegemon laughed once more as he focused on the kunai strapped to his left bicep now, one that was connected to its linked kunai near the center of the village within the former Bannin's workshop. Waiting a few moments he allowed the reinforcement call to do its job as many of the monsters that had been pushing against the defensive line of Suna shinobi felt some relieve as a portion were to answer the call of their fallen brethren and rushed towards the Demon's location still outside the edge of the village in the center of a massive crater that stretched inside the edge of the village's stone wall which had once served to protect the village from invasion.

He appeared almost aloof as he conversed with the demon slave fused inside of him, "How far has the slippery beast managed to make it?" Her lord's words echoed into Wei's mind as she had blocked out her senses to focus solely on the creature's massive life signature and also attempt to track the other large source, the Suna bannin attempting to get ahead of the creature. "The creature seems to have slowed down its descent, I cannot tell why, and the other source is still rapidly descending through the tunnel network." He only smiled as he could hear and soon see the next wave of beastly creatures coming his way and from his perch atop of King's right shoulder he was able to also see the battles taking place further away, able to briefly catch a glimpse of the Kazekage and her sand techniques as well. It really was to bad that he couldn't play with her right now as he dismissed his spirit and simply floated in the air with the angelic purple chakra wings flapping slowly now.

He'd learned all that he could for the moment about the creatures before him, they were some fusion of mechanical and flesh, highly durable, and even had regenerative properties. Though they seemed rather simplistic in actions their ability to utilize Fire and Lightning area of effect attacks meant that combating them at close range would be difficult. These insights could prove useful later on when dealing with the actual beast and not his scattered trash that it left laying around the village. Just before they entered attack range from the man he focused his chakra into the kunai still strapped to his bicep and then warped across the village into his workshop far past the defensive line created by Kage and its village nin. Most likely leaving a number of confused beast and shinobi as he burst out of his home after canceling the flight ninjutsu to help hide his side chakra signature more and secondly to also conserve a bit of chakra in the process.

"I went through around twenty percent of my chakra reservoirs learning about those shrimps..." The demon was a bit angered by the fact that he'd already wasted so much of his time and energy messing around with the little beast spawns from the boss beast but shaking his head as he left his home heading more for the core of the village and to a series of hidden tunnels that concealed one of the village's major secrets. As long as his feint had proven effect, essentially dumping all the beast back onto the Kage, the host of the Demon Lord would be able to slip into the underground tunnels without to much hassell in an attempt to close the gap on the Suna Bannin who had already entered those same network of tunnels ahead of him.

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Zao - Chakra Wings 5/8

Right Bicep - Secured to the bicep is a True Link Kunai who's original is stored within Zao's the Hegemon's demon realm.
Left Bicep - Secured to the bicep is a True Link Kunai with an original within the Suna village in the man's former workshop.

- Wei - Mind's Eye active

- Toge and Hana on the man's forearms

- Other companions returned to his personal realm for the time being.
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Yami Kasai -- Kiri's Black Reaper - Mizukage

Saisuko Zao - Demon Hegemon -- Suna S Rank

Hyōryū -- Suna S-Rank

Xi - Iwa Jounin

Sato - A Rank, "The Cleaving Swordsman "


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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by ShinobiTruth » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:35 pm

The opening caused by Zao's massive attack were soon consolidated by the creature's spawns and Suna's forces alike, their bitter battle continuing as the Kazekage managed to absorb a modest portion of Zao's attack. Her shields would not be enough to prevent significant damage to the wall, taking the shape of massive cracks and even entire small chunks of the wall being obliterated, but the walls themselves as a whole still stood, and shinobi forces were able to escape the blast. This was especially fortunate; had Zao's attack swallowed up the Suna shinobi who were in that area, that would have dealt a serious blow to the defense effort. Still, his diversion worked, as there were none who could reasonably pursue him as he teleported into his workshop and began to bolt straight down the tunnels that Sueatsu had already since entered.

The bannin was only slightly slower than the Hegemon's leader, and so, it was with relative speed that he was able to perceive someone following him, with the relatively quiet tunnels contrasting with the cacophany of battle and death that raged above, and the steady drum of the burrowing creature below. He quickly eliminated Kiyori as the individual in question; they had already communicated through sensors that she would remain above ground, where her powers were most well used. The only other person with enough power to definitively move about without risking reprisal under these circumstances was the one who had approached with wings of putrid purple and accompanied by unholy and unnatural spawns.

Zao.

Sueatsu took a deep breath. He could not allow himself to fail or become distracted. In the end, Zao seemed less interested in outright destroying the village and more interested in their common enemy. He wasn't sure why, but Sueatsu was certain that both he and Zao would have to give their all to fighting this beast. This was a power that could rival even the genma in its sheer magnitude, and this was no time to be holding back.
The creature's strategy was working. It was slow going, but it was gradually drillling its way through the fortified bedrock beneath the earth, that which housed the underground cavern and contained the essential aquifer that housed the lifa. It was close to its goal. All it had to do was reach it, siphon the lifa, and return to the surface from whence it came.

Soon. Soon, the Ihanrii would be notified of their brothers' dark fate. Soon, they would answer the call. Soon... they would come, if only the creature fulfills its final task.

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[Event] The Beast of the Dunes

Post by Zao » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:18 am

It only took a short time for the crimson horned Demon to navigate through the chaotic streets of the Suna village, his hooded robe tossed over to help hide his demonic natural appearance as he slipped from alleyway to alleyway in order to keep from attracting any unwanted attention from the other shinobi within the village working to protect it and the horde or mechanical beast that flooded their way into the depths of the village. But these small fries, both the beast spawn and the shinobi, were not on the target range of the Hegemon as he finally made his way into the entrance that led him down a spiral staircase and into a concealed room. A few moments later the man passed through the vault like checkpoint that allowed him to enter into the network of tunnel systems that sprawled out underneath the village.

However, this specific network was a classified one and one that few knew about. If not for his own high level of research and archaeology skills and level of status as a bannin, Zao wouldn't even have access to such information. It was perhaps a lucky break for the Demon that now controlled the former Bannin and use that to help himself into the tunnels and steadily descended. As he descended he spoke mentally to the slave within his body, Wei, having her reduce the range of her technique to only encompass around five hundred meters from them now, holding such a large area of sensory was not only taxing physically but mentally.

It was only a short while later that she spoke up, the sexy voice filling his thoughts now as they pressed through the dimly lit tunnel, sparse fuuin seals having been activated that produced yellow light which was enough to allow one to move relatively quickly through the still dim enclosure. "My lord, I think the target ahead has sensed us." This came to a bit of surprise to the Lord, thought he hadn't exactly been quiet he was still moving with some caution and their was still quite a bit of distance between the two camps at this rate, this human was rather impressive...perhaps he'd make a strong slave. A faint smirk appeared on the face of the golden eyed demon as he continued at his steady pace, not wanting to unnecessarily expend any chakra or physical energy due to the battle that loomed ahead.

"This man...keke...." A death filled voice slipped through the demon's lips as he looked ahead into the darkness, speaking to himself in a whisper like tone as he too stopped briefly to contemplate things...perhaps he should wait to take action against this man due to the numerous unknowns with this worm-like beast. Sueatsu...after a few seconds the demonic figure began to once more bound forward, perhaps this other man could prove to be very useful as he too was a well known bannin and former Kage, his strength was undeniable. He would continued to push, not dropping his guard but also not stopping to chat if for some reason the man managed to catch up, if the Suna Bannin wanted to attempt to stop him then they could go down that road but their current destination was the same and perhaps even Sueatsu would assume that their goals at least aligned with stopping the gargantuan beast from destroying the lifeblood of the village: the hidden lake of water. Everything would depend on how the bannin reacted as the pair each raced for the origin of life within the village...
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Yami Kasai -- Kiri's Black Reaper - Mizukage

Saisuko Zao - Demon Hegemon -- Suna S Rank

Hyōryū -- Suna S-Rank

Xi - Iwa Jounin

Sato - A Rank, "The Cleaving Swordsman "


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