Pinocchio Story

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Post by Ace Trainer » Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:34 pm

The large boy sat on the stool dutifully, his blank eyes staring forward without any waivering or motion. Despite their vivid yellow color, anyone looking into them would likely be surprised at how dull and devoid of any feeling they seemed to be. Sitting in his master's workshop, there wasn't much for him to do beyond just sitting there. Behind him, his master stood with a large fuuinjutsu written into the air, seemingly linked with Kozan's internal system. Despite having received a number of lectures on the matter, Kozan didn't fully understand how his body operated. Oftentimes, his master would speak out loud as he worked, and Kozan would have one realization or another about his inner working. The samsara he had within him was extracted from his predecessor - Kozaki - and it seemed to generate itself independently now. Inside his body there were a number of fuuinjutsu, ones that stimulated some subtle physiological process that he gave him his fear sense. They also allowed for him to interpret chakra differently than other people, which is how the fuuinjutsu worked on his body. It meant he could unconsciously manipulate the samsara in is body as an extension of himself, among other things.

"Your mid-combat vitals have improved. You're shifting back down to standard levels within combat quicker. Which means your body is regulating your autonomous systems more efficiently."

Kozan didn't respond, letting what he was saying marinate for a moment. Did this mean he was getting better at fighting?

"Not an indication of your skill.", his master said, seemingly reading the boy's mind. "Your design is meant to merge instinctual survival ability with a semi-conscious understanding of that instinct. You make decisions in combat, but your decisions are actively between what method is the most efficient for predation.", a pretty straightforward explanation.

Thats right. He would have nodded if he nervous system wasn't turned off. He was essentially an animal, he knew this, but it was a little hard to really wrap your head around in some moments. He effectively just an animal with higher executive functioning and conscious thought when he wasn't engaging in his purpose. Thats what Kiri wanted him for, at least. Apparently, they had taken everything they'd learned from Kozaki and used that to establish how they'd want him to function. Samsara was useful as a conduit for chakra, but the drain it had on the body made him unsuitable for direct combat, which was in undoing. They went in the other direction with Kozan, giving him high physical durability in order to compensate for carrying the samsara, but in turn weakening the bond. It needed to be folded into his physiology, rather than a separate entity, which limited how much he could do with it. From what he had been shown, Kozaki could generate seemingly limitless quantities of it and manipulate it freely.

It was all about creating the most efficient weapon though. Thats what he was. An animal with consciousness. A weapon to be directed in the name of the village. Thats really what it came down to, being the best servant for this village he could be. He had failed in obtaining Anger, having failed his first major task not only for the village, but as a dagger of the Seven Swordsmen Mist. When he had returned, he'd been given time to recover and now this is where he was. Getting modified, updated, 'fixed' as it were, to ensure an error like this wouldn't happen again. A part of him recognized that it was an enormous advantage that he didn't need to train. His body could be modified and updated freely by his master, he'd gradually get stronger, faster, more efficient regardless of how much he actually trained. He knew it had to be gradual, that had been explained to him before. He couldn't just be made as strong as the Mizukage, he had to gradually improve so hie body could actually keep up with the new outputs it was capable of. When he eventually stepped off the stool, he'd be 2 inches taller, but his brain wouldn't fully understand the difference. He could feel the samsara inside his body squirming and adjusting as his master put in the directions on how to improve.

This was just his life. Kozan of course didn't realize how empty he was. This state of being devoid of any care about it, the obsession of the mission he had, the total lack of independent drive he had beyond what he was programmed to care about. That wasn't normal, and it was a guarantee that he continued to serve his purpose. What a life that was...or wasn't maybe.
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Pinocchio Story

Post by Ace Trainer » Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:07 pm

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D-rank Charge Fuuinjutsu
The user does a series of hand seals then place their hand on a surface, causing this hand sized fuuinjutsu to form on the surface. When the user performs kai, the fuuinjutsu will activate, causing it to release a bright, blinding light from it's surface that remains active until the user target's it with kai again, or the seal is destroyed. The light is bright enough to fully illuminate a 15m x 15m area, causing long shadows to be cast from anything in the area, and is impossible to look directly at without some form of eye protection.
The fuuinjutsu array floating behind Kozan's head seemed to glow or blink at random intervals, something Kozan would be able to see through his peripherals. He had an intuitive understanding of fuuinjutsu, thanks to his temporal chakra point that had been modified, so he had a natural curiousity about it. If he could touch the fuuinjutsu that his master used to manipulate his body, he was sure he'd have a far more in depth understanding of his own body. Unfortunately, his master made she not to allow that. Perhaps in order to guard Kozan's secrets, or perhaps in order to keep him a dutiful soldier. He was curious, but not willing to break command.

After a final hm and hum, his master would perform a single seal, and the array behind Kozan's head would seemingly vanish, and Kozan could feel his neurons firing as his control of his body returned. Pushing himself to his feet, he'd turn and look at his master blankly, who would motion for him, "I've programmed some new jutsu into you, try them out.", he instructed.

Kozan would nod, and take a few steps into the training space before them, a slightly de-elevated area in the lab that was clearly used for Kozan to test out various new abilities embedded into him. Channeling chakra into his hands, he began focusing on the new knowledge in his brain. Oh, a light jutsu. He could tell right away what this technique could be used for, his brain going through the various battle properties a technique like this would have. It would be good for creating spaces for him to disappear and hide into, but also serve as a good distraction to his opponent. He could blind people by utilizing it, distort the battle field. He nodded his head, yes, this would be helpful.

He would continue to channel, then place his hand down on the floor in front of him. A seal would imprint itself on the surface, spreading out from his palm. He'd look at it curiously and then shake his head, "No good.", is all he would say.

Standing upright he would begin channeling again, focusing on the seal. He'd done it wrong the first time, something hadn't quite clicked it with it. Focusing on his hand, he would once more lean forward and plce his hand on the ground, the seal spreading from his palm. This one was right, he could tell. Forming the kai symbol, he'd look away and release the seal. Immediately, bright light would spew from it, illuminating the entire lab and causing Kozan to take a step back in slight surprise. It had worked. Well done. He could definitely use this one.
Hizashi IkinariKenketi TentekiMistaki Shio
Sunagakure No Sato
Jounin
Kumogakure No Sato
Special Jounin
Kirigakure No Sato
Jounin A Rank Missing-Nin
The Revolutionary
Past CharactersShow
[Setsuya Inka :: Sunagakure No Sato – The Soul Host – Special Jounin]
Kaikyo Kohon :: Kirigakure No Sato – Jounin]
[Shinwa Basuta no Suihouheki Yasahii :: Kirigakure No Sato – Mizukage :: Spirit of Capricorn, Topenga]
[Futokutei Hitoare :: Konohagakure No Sato – Pestilence (Four Horsemen) – Jounin]
[Aisu Koiji :: Kirigakure No Sato – Jounin]
[Shitagane Sakki :: Kumogakure No Sato – Genin]
[Batsu Betsuni :: Iwagakure No SatoJounin A Rank Missing Ninja]
[Futokutei Yasunari :: Konohagakure No Sato – Genin]
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