[PB] A Mizukage's Tasker

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[PB] A Mizukage's Tasker

Post by Zao » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 pm

A broad shoulders, crimson haired man sat at his desk now leaned slightly forward allowing for the shoulder length hair to fall before the scarred face that was propped up on a single gloved hand. Both of the man's golden eyes were currently hidden from sight as he was pondering on the news that had just been brought to him by the SRI unit. He'd tasked them out to see if their was any method for him to improve his already impressive connection with the basic five elements. After converting his former flesh and blood body to that of an elemental body he'd discovered that unlike others who were tied down to a single element the man was able to change the composition of the eternal body to any of his mastered elements.

Thus after rising to the rank of Kage by killing his old friend and peer, Kai, the man had sent down word to the SRI to investigate the questions he had and report back to him with the results of the inquiry. It had been a few months since the original request and honestly he’d been a bit surprised that any results were found at all but the unrolled parchment before him said otherwise. “What a welcomed surprise, though I’m rather tied down in the village right now and won’t be able to just leave to go collect what I need…” An icy voice slipped between the man’s scarred lips now as he spoke aloud to himself about the matter at hand. There was an old technique that was a combination of Tenku and Fuuin that would allow for him to take away the elemental essence of a spirit and draw it into himself.

The other gloved hand began to lightly tap his fingers on the large oak table with its intricately carved edges and glossy top, with a slow exhale he had decided on the best course of action. Having read over a number of the different intelligence reports on the various up and coming shinobi within the village the man had a basic grasp of the level of strength the village had. Finally, both golden eyes opened slowly now and the right hand which had been propping the head up moved to take hold of a nearby quill. The large hand seemed to almost completely hid the writing utensil as he began to write out a mission request and a handful of shinobi that would be best assigned to the mission. The ones he’d chosen weren’t jounin level but instead a group of chuunin, this would be a good test of their personal strength but wouldn’t be to difficult...just enough to allow for them to temper themselves in combat outside of Water country.

It was important for one to actually work outside from their home village, it would allow for them to experience the outside world and temper themselves along the way, for them to truly prove their worth as a shinobi and to the village. In the first group he’d summon was also one of the village’s Genma, Nishiki, one that the new Kage wanted to keep an eye on and was perhaps one that he’d like to take as a personal student in the future...maybe. This mission and how well himself and the other chuunin performed would help for the old man to drive his decisions in the future. Rolling up the scroll he handed it off to the female assistant who’d been patiently waiting there this entire time, the shinobi bowed and left without a word leaving the bearded man to his own thoughts for the time being.
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[PB] A Mizukage's Tasker

Post by WrightJustice » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:12 pm

Nishiki was just hanging out at the Tsukino compound after a nice, delicious breakfast, sitting and looking up into the mist as his bare feet splashed around in a nearby pond with light gentle kicks and his mind pondered about a few things of which one was what he could get up to for the day to which he thought maybe he could see if Lumine wasn't too busy for some training or some such.

This peaceful, thoughtful time went on for a short time when some younger cub who had only recently gone through the secret process of becoming a foxkin shyly approached him from the building area.
"N-nishiki-sama, umm, I-I, umm, I was told to give you..." the quiet boy spoke hesitantly as he held out a scroll of sorts, seemingly in awe of the elder teen's status as a jinchuuriki as nerves filled him and made him feel awkward.
"Oh? Shishishi, let me see" the pink fur covered boy replied happily as he stood up and patted the kid on the end, though it wasn't like he personally knew the boy since he wasn't directly from his own family but he often saw him get sent around the whole House for chores like he himself did now and again, nonetheless he gracefully accepted the scroll with a thankful nod and immediately opened it and began reading as the kid bolted off like a frightened mouse.
A shiver ran down Nishiki's spine as he read the contents though they where not haunting in of themselves, they did provide a chilling feeling that sank to the very core as it was clear that what he held was a personal letter direct from the Mizukage stating he had to report in for a mission and it was the ought of seeing that man which sent the shiver down his spine.

Taking a deep breath to steel himself the young chuunin shook off the feeling of dread as best as he could as he put on his sandals and picked up all his equipment that fitted nicely with his usual kimono and other accessories before heading off towards the Kage building.
As the basics genma jinchuuriki Nishiki had met the previous kage personally before as a genin when he was being scouted as a possible candidate, which was a little nerving but Kai was a whimsical and jovial man that took all the pressure off whereas the usurper had a dark legend surrounding him that filled many with dread.

Though Kasai faded somewhat into these legends during the Tsukino's youngest years, making them something hard to believe, the man recently resurfaced from retiring in full force and performed a coup on their then current Mizukage and took the title for himself which brought the stories back anew and built them up as strong as ever filling people once more with dread; Black Reaper is what they called him and it was as chilling as ever.

Nishiki hoped the Kage would not be as scary to meet as he sounded and tried to instead fill himself with curiosity over why he was being summoned as he stepped foot into the building and made his way to the office; his mind pondered about what kind of mission such a potentially chilling man could as of him and which other shinobi he would be working with, which started to get him filled with a little excitement as he finally reached his destination and awaited to be welcomed in with nerves starting to show not unlike the little kid from before.

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[PB] A Mizukage's Tasker

Post by Valkier » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Naohiro was one with the winds. Arms spread wide and fingers splayed, he balanced one-footed on the apex of his family home as icey, chakra-laden winds tore around him in a miniature tempest of his own making. It was a particularly frustrating test of endurance, chakra control, and simple balance, and one that he'd yet to master for more than a few minutes.

"Nao!
The sudden call from below shattered his concentration and he swayed just as the wind battered at him from one side. He teetered for a moment, flailing as the jutsu died around him, then slipped from the peak of the roof and skidded down the incline in a barely-controlled descent before dropping to the ground near his father. Even though the man had lost his sight years ago, he still had the good grace to smirk at the noise of his son falling from the roof because of his interruption. A moment later, he held out a tightly-wrapped scroll to the boy.

"What's this?" Naohiro asked, plucking the scroll and examining the seal for a moment before opening it to read. "A mission? It's about time..." He frowned as he read. "Maybe, anyway. It's a summons to attend the Mizukage. The new Mizukage." When he looked up, his father's face had lost it's earlier amusement.

"Then you better leave at once. Don't keep him waiting."

Naohiro grunted and turned to run inside, intending to grab his mission attire—and perhaps fix his hair quickly—before leaving. He hesitated after a few steps and shot a glance back at his father. The man hadn't moved, and seemed deep in thought.

"Father? What's he like? Kasai. Did you know him?"

Naoshige didn't react immediately. When he did, his voice was quiet. "The Black Reaper. It's been some years since he was active, it's no wonder you don't know of him. Be on your guard, Naohiro. I'd wager that less of his reputation than you'd expect is mere rumour. When you return, I'd like to hear your impressions of the man."

Naoshige's sudden reticence made concern spike in Naohiro, and he finished getting ready at speed and in silence.

He arrived at the Mizukage's tower still filled with thoughts about the new kage. He knew as little as his father had thought; to Naohiro, Kasai was a new and unknown factor within the village, knowable only by occasional dark whispers and masked speculation. His predecessor, Kai, had always seemed like part politician—a scheming nobleman of the type Nao was accustomed to from a life spent among the Hirohito and Aisu. He'd had a bloodthirsty streak and a powerful ambition, as proven by his ruthless strike on the former Kirigakure Council that heralded his rise to power, but beneath the endless layers of plots, you could trust in Kai to be aiming at a stronger Kirigakure and a stronger seat of power for himself. They were understandable and pragmatic goals, even if the man himself had been a mask of casual joviality.
But Yami Kasai? The man had seemingly come from nowhere. His unexpected strike at power suggested that he was an entirely difference beast to the former Mizukage. And he must posses staggering strength, to seize the office so quickly and from a man who'd already been heralded as strong.

These thoughts circled Naohiro's mind as he presented himself to the woman outside the door to the Mizukage's office. He was tense as he waited for admittance, both due to his apprehension about the man inside and due to the unknown task ahead. It wasn't until they were called to enter that he realised another ninja had been summoned to join the meeting too; a distinctive Tsukino boy, complete with red-tinged hair, ears, and tail. He looked perhaps a year or so younger than Naohiro himself, with a nervous or excited energy about him. It was difficult to tell which as the pair entered the office.
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[PB] A Mizukage's Tasker

Post by Zao » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:58 pm

“Sir, the two you’ve summoned have arrived.” A soft voice could be heard as from the shadow in one corner of the room a slender looking masked shinobi stepped forth, the unnamed shinobi had long raven hair that was tied back in a ponytail and his features were hidden with a hunter-nin style wooden mask. Kasai was a former hunter-nin and felt most comfortable having other such shinobi around him for his personal security detail. After a few moment the crimson haired shinobi lifted his golden eyes from the document before him and glanced at the door, but he didn’t seem to feel the need to make a response as he continued to write upon the document before him on the desk. It was only around three or four minutes later that he finally placed the raven colored feather quill down and gave a solemn nod towards the figure who seemed to fade back into the shadows of the room.

Outside the room a young female chuunin was stationed outside and had been the one to let them knew that the new Kage would be able to see them shortly and to just wait patiently outside for word from the old man before entering. It would be at this point that the chuunin wandered off to continue on with her daily tasks working in the mission assignment department. There did not appear to be anyone else on this floor of the Mizukage’s administration building at this time of the day, the only sound besides the two young shinobi themselves would be the faint ticking of a large grandfather style clock near a window that looked out over the northern portion of the village that was still shrouded in a thin layer of mist at the moment. “You may enter to see Kasai-sama now.” A soft, almost childlike voice entered the quiet air now, a slender figure who appeared to be someone in their early teens spoke seeming to have almost appeared out of nowhere near the window.

This was the same masked hunter-nin who had previous been within the Kage’s office, having only left their post in order to deliver the message to the pair of young chuunin before walking towards the part of large double doors. Each door by itself was over a meter wide and around three meters tall with what appeared to be hand carving of various Hidden Mist related images. The hunter-nin only opened the large door on their right hand side before flowing through the doorway leaving the two shinobi to follow in trace now. As they would enter they would find the room only had a few pieces of furniture, the most noticeable being the large three meter wide desk behind which a scarred face man with long flowing crimson hair set silently. He offered no words of welcome for the two shinobi and seemed to only await for them to speak first before they would receive anything back from himself.

Kasai would look across the room, his golden eyes were only hair open but the gaze which drifted from the two almost glowing irises onto the younger shinobi would cause for them to almost feel like he was glaring directly into their souls. These were a set of eyes that belonged to someone who had slaughtered his way through each rank and used the blood and bodies of those enemies in his wake to build a mountain upon which to place the legends of his past. But as the two would report in to the Kage he would place both larged, black gloved hands onto the table as if they were needed to help support himself into a standing position. This would be the first time that they would be able to fully take in the towering figure of the seven foot tall man as the left hand came up and gentle stroked at the rough looking beard upon his scarred face.

Tsukino Nishiki...Aisu Naohiro…” The older man seemed to speak in a whisper like tone, speaking each of the chuunin by name now, a strange aura of death seemed be intertwined with the words as they were spoken. It was like the god of death had just called out their names as he shifted his golden gaze over each of the well spoken of ninja before him as though sizing them up for the task he had at hand. Though the man had restrained his normal killing intent if one was sensitive enough they be able to feel a faint baleful aura of death surrounded his entire person as he took a few long steps which brought him around and directly in front of the desk. As he maneuvered himself the gloved right hand reach down and casually picked up a manila folder that had been setting on the waxed surface of the intricate desk.

Then the man would turn fully, towering over a foot taller than either chuunin who stood before him as he began to speak again, “You’ve been summoned on my personal request. I’ve read the reports from your superior which have spoken of how you have been performing above your current ranks in both skill and tactics.” As the same, death like voice drifted the short distance of only a meter or so to the pair of ninja the man’s golden eyes finally shifted their gaze and dropped onto the folder which had been flipped open now. “Thus I feel that this will be a good test of your skill and this is also a tasker that is coming from me as well, being two fold you could say.” He knew that being able to capture three elemental spirits would be rough for a single jounin, needless to say that it would be even more difficult for a pair of chuunin.

But the man wasn’t necessarily stacking the deck against the two young men, as he glanced off into the shadow and a young woman around their own ages, most likely in between them somewhere appeared from the corner of the room. It had been the same figure as before only now she wasn’t wearing a mask as she simply bowed to the Kage and remained silent. “This is Wei, she’s a Tenku specialist who I’ve assigned to help you with this mission. Your mission is to capture three elemental spirits that we’ve located across our neighboring countries and bring them back to me personally.” The folder in the left hand snapped shut with an audible snap sound before it was tossed casually towards the older of the two shinobi, within it contained a detailed map and information about each of the spirits.

He’d allow for the two chuunin to glance over the mission folder and allow for his words to sink in before continuing to speak and answer any questions that they might have. What might surprise them was the fact that each spirit was located in a different country, making this mission a bit more dangerous due to the fact that they’d also be operation in what could be considered enemy territory. But their was only a commander’s intent given to them, to capture the spirits and return them to Kasai, but as for the actually reason for wanting them the old man didn’t speak it aloud to them.
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Yami Kasai - Kiri's Black Reaper - Future Mizukage
Saisuko Zao - Suna's Archeologist - Future Bannin
Sato - Dragon Country C-Rank
Aburame Hito - Retired Jounin - In Regs
Ji Ning - Prosthetic Body Genin - Iwa

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Post by WrightJustice » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:42 am

It was actually somewhat eerie as Nishiki made his way towards the Mizukage's office with the only sound seemingly only being the ticking of a loud grandfather clock, its haunting clicks becoming louder as he got closer until finally another sound in a young kunoichi's voice broke through to inform him to wait until called in and so that is what he had been doing for a good while now.

Whilst waiting the young pup noticed a somewhat older, kind of pretty boy teen also arrive which the girl seemed to also be talking to when she said they had to wait but nerves where already too wired to bring up any kind of conversation, besides he didn't know if they where here together or for separate reason so it seemed best to leave the boy alone even if there was an awkward silence between the two.

However the Tsukino's left ear perked up and his three tails curled and swayed in an intrigued fashion as his head tilted and his eyes scanned the very soldier looking kid, which in a way seemed totally different than his looks which had a kind of beauty and grace about them with pale white skin and long black hair but then he supposed that perhaps he had dressed up ready for a mission and maybe his normal clothes where more elegant.
Not wanting to be strange and stare the younger boy quickly turned away and looked up at the large doors as he awaited for them to open, though one thought jumped to his mind as he did"Aisu?"he pondered to himself, which when he thought about it he had also met another very soldier looking Aisu a bit ago but that one was also masked and from the HHD so he wondered if this one was just as cold.

After a good while a voice suddenly spoke up telling the two that they could now meet with the Kage as a figure suddenly appeared near the window, which was somewhat, half shocking but in truth Nishiki was used to sudden appearances of figures from nowhere given it was an often occurrence throughout his time as a genin and even still now sometimes though the girlish sounding figure was much more deceiving than any of the guards put on him as a genma host.

Nishiki gave a gentle nod towards the masked nin before following them through the giant door and finally into the Mizukage's office which immediately hit him the deepest chills as his eyes laid upon the man himself; the Black Reaper.
As the kid entered he instantly went into a deep boy and spouted a kind of introduction of himself, though with the chills and nerves it didn't quite come out so right which probably made things even more awkward.
"Nishiki, bled for the family Tsukino, born of the house Muramasa, no I mean, bled for Muramasa and born of Tsukino and umm Jinchuriki host of Etaigenma the Beast Phantom of Elements, er, oh yeah Yoshimitsu..." his words came out in the wrong order and such and trailed off in embarrassment for a moment before he bowed down even further somehow
"Sorry! Nishiki, bled for the family Muramasa, born of the house Tsukino, Jinchuriki host of Yoshimitsu no Etaigenma the Phantom Beast of Elements, at your service lord Mizukage-sama!" he restated everything in its proper manner in apology before pinging back up and looking around all flustered as if trying not to look at the man at first until he slowly and finally did so.
"Great first impression"he called himself out in his head as he slowly tried to gaze upon Kasai and the intense, cold stare, which actually seemed lower than he imagined it could be.

As the leader of the village finally started to speak towards the two shinobi the eerie, death-like aura seemed to spike and shroud the room in an imaginary darkness that sent shivers down the flustered Tsukino's spine, in turn almost causing him to step back in fright as his two foxy ears folded down and his three tails lowered and curled like a true scared animal all whilst every hair stood on end.
However he could not let it get to him and so he gulped down hard and stood his ground, though he still could not help but feel nervous and the twang of despair emanating from the man so the boy's demeanour still appeared somewhat frightened but he certainly remained focused and listened to the deathly whispers.

Within the host a stirring mind awoke and started to come towards the surface instead feeling the tenacity and power pouring from the giant of a man that now stood before them, yes it seemed Yoshimitsu sparked an interest within this new Kage and could sense that there was something about him that reached out beyond the grim reaper likeness which was probably the strong elemental link due to the man's very special body.

In any case the masked girl from before was finally introduced to the pair as a kind of spirit sealing expert that would be helping them collect three elemental spirits which sounded quite exciting and cleared the air a bit, helping Nishiki calm down a little and feel more at ease especially since this Wei person reminded him of this older lady who was one of his guards though she was more like a retired shinobi pulled in to help look out for the new genma host at the time and he wasn't sure she was even with him these days as his guard detail got lower and lower.

When the gallant and graceful Naohiro was tossed the files on the mission it was instinct to instantly move over to take a gander at the details and so the fox coyly leaned over to look and read it for himself, his right index finger coming up towards his lips as her curiously perused them and noted each of the types and places which sounded like a grand adventure he had yet to have a chance to ever do before.
"Lightning, fire and wind?" he questioned curiously, noting to himself how he seemed to perfectly counter each of them with the elements he had learned so far which he supposed may be part of the reason why he was called upon though he also wondered if there was more.
"Is it just these three?" he then asked, seemingly getting used to the deathly aura of their leader now but still a little nervous and cautious.

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