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Post by Diatenshi » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:27 am

Tenshi stood out at the shore of Kiri's island as the wind blew against his clothes. He looked out over the water and smiled as he felt a chill stir in the air. Summer had come to a close at last. The blighted heat that he felt no love for was finally receding. In his mind he rejoiced at one simple thought. Winter is coming.

Then again it was never really hot anyway considering all the mist. But still winter was his favorite season and would soon be on its way. The strange little snowman he'd encountered before would be happy once again. The thought of the little guy playing in the snow brought a rare smile to his face. He picked up a stone and with a quick whip of his wrist threw it out to skip on the water. He closed his eyes and listened to how many times it would skip. Unfortunately, Tenshi was not a man of strength and the rock hadn't actually made it very far. Still, he was content to relax on the shore in the cool mist of the lake.
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Post by Mre-face » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:54 pm

Another day, another training session.
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On a normal day in the village of the mist was Mondai currently working on his swordsmanship, He was in an area further from his home than usual as he felt a need to explore the city while also he wanted to train on his skills. The area was a small training area not far from a lake where a few people stood and relaxed and one, in particular, skipped rocks. Mondai snapped back to training not letting the new area distract him too much. had brought with him a bag containing everyday clothing and his family's ancient book containing the secrets to swordsmanship and warfare. He felt a need to improve his abilities with his longsword since his shield was still broken but also the fact that he had no means of defending himself against Chaine when that shield got destroyed and his sparring match with Shinjiro. All these things motivated Mondai to learn the basics and he had finally learned the every minute detail of the basics of his family's style of dueling, all the stances, the footwork, the cuts everything was drilled into his mind and like Aimi said "Enough with the basics boy" Mondai felt it was time to start working on the more advanced techniques. Mondai closed his eyes and set his mind to focus on everything that he was doing this very moment, he focused on the wind, the cool temperature of Kirigakure the crowd's hustle and bustle in the distance. Then when he pictured everything around him in his 'mind's eye' Mondai drew his blade and imagined an opponent in front of him who was just some random faceless shinobi with a katana. He then placed himself in his "wrath guard" the blade was placed on his shoulder, his shoulders, hips, legs, and arms turned towards the side and cocked ready to deliver a powerful cut at any point. This is where he was to learn one of the master cuts. The master cuts are a series of cuts designed to attack and defend at the same time while being able to break trough guards in unorthodox ways. The master cuts can be used to regain control of a fight, break through an opponent's guard, counterattack or even intimidate. And right this very moment he was to learn the first and most simple master cut but by far the most powerful cut. The attack he was about to learn was the "Zorthau" or the Wrath cut which was a powerful designed to smash trough guards and slice trough any target, and in order to do it properly, one must be in wrath guard. Mondai looked up towards his dummy and he then stepped forward with his back leg crossing over his front lead leg, viciously and powerfully he then gave a mighty swing. The blade crashed and cleaved the dummy in two like it was butter no resistance no flying of material from the Goza target the blade passed trough with a staggering momentum it was nearly impossible to stop midswing leaving mondai slightly open which annoyed him since technique like this needed to be flawless because it could mean life or death.

Mondai sighed and then turned around to his second target he took a few seconds to get his barring and went over the attack again in his head to make sure it was done with as much grace as possible. Again he went into wrath everything in his body screamed full power. And from wrath, he took an explosive step, turned his body and swung his arms and cleaved the rest of the remaining goza target, this time with no unnecessary energy expelled or any overswinging. A clean perfect powerful master cut exactly as read in the books. Mondai felt confident and happy about learning this technique only four more to go!

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"Zorthut" Wrath ward
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His shield stance actually gets the name form this stance. In Zorthut he has his sword resting on his shoulder while having his shoulder and hips cocked towards the right or left against the opponent ready to swing at any point, almost like a baseball player. This stance is used against advancing targets or defensive fighters and can be used in order to smash right through their guard with special techniques.
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Mastercuts: "Zorthau" Wrath cut
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The mastercuts are a series of cuts designed to attack and defend at the same time. This can be used to regain control of a fight, break trough someones guard or counterattack. The Zornhau is an aggressive cut used to break someone line of attack. By stepping forward with the back leg and essentially switching his back leg to a front leg stance. The user can create a lot of leverage and reach which results in a lot of power. Anyone with lower strength then Mondai will have their guard smacked away.
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Post by Diatenshi » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:02 pm

Tenshi would eye the new comer curiously as he practiced. His dark skin somewhat unusual for Kirigakure, which was constantly enveloped in mist. Due to the fact that he wasn't wearing his mask, the telltale traits of the Aisu clan were prominently on display. The pale skin and long inky black locks of hair a dead give away. He observed the young man's technique. It was within his level of skill to learn and perform such a technique, however he doubted if he could perform it quite as masterfully as the young man. He'd slowly approach clapping his hands.

"A masterful strike to be sure, but what do you do against a target that specializes in ranged combat?" Tenshi was curious, partially to learn the habits and style of the young man should he turn rogue. However, his eyes gave away no hint of his true thoughts as he looked amiably towards the young man.
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Post by Mre-face » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:43 pm

As Mondai finished his strike and prepared to train the next technique on the scroll then he was interrupted by that curious man that had skipped rocks seems like people enjoy watching him train because this is now two times in a row he has been sidelined by a random shinobi commenting on his training. Mondai turned around with a smile on his face and simply stated "Seems like everybody wants to join in on my training" he didn't appreciate his "but" in the middle of his sentence he was impressed of his strike however he wasn't quite impressed enough instead he had to kind of verbally push him either to challenge Mondai or to challenge Mondai's style. Mondai smiled at the obvious Aisu clan member before explaining how he would deal with such a threat. "Well most of the time I would just dodge while closing the distance and block with my shield when necessary but I can't use my shield right now so I would just dodge close the distance and if any tricks come up I will do some tricks to counter those tricks. " He then shrugged asked the pale man a simple question "Why? he asked in order to possibly get an answer as to why he cared about his strategies seemed pretty random to Mondai. He then opened his scroll and read what the next technique, the master strike known as "Krumphau" or Crooked cut a strike used to knock away guards that are aimed straight wards.

The scroll read "Krumphau is the crusher of everything that is designed to keep a warrior at long-range, thrusts, long cuts, and long straight sword stances alike shall be defeated with this technique. Krumphau is performed by aiming the blow diagonally downwards by raising the pommel and pulling back the cross as the dualist pushes forward with the hilt as he steps across his other leg and switches stance. If performed with enough commitment this shall attack shall end with the blade pointing downwards at a 90-degree angle. If an opponent faces you with a straight pointing stance or common with samurai use the krumphau to apply pressure or to grant an opening and expose the opponent to a more devastating attack, conceding that the arms or hands are exposed one can take advantage of the motion of this strike and damage the hands or arms, One can also use the Krumpahu to crush horizontal strikes as well provided that the Krumphau is timed correctly."

As he read the scroll with ancient flowery words he took every word in with great care, the small artworks of two faceless soldiers dueling also helped tremendously in aiding him visualize. Mondai then took on his long point stance since he found long point stance to be the most neutral, he then took a furious step in and twisted his blade downwards with great force in order to make his dummies revolving arm used to simulate real fighting. Upon striking the revolving arm the arm twisted around greatly however knocked away Mondai slightly of balance since he neither braced quickly enough nor was his technique on point. A slight set back that Mondai would fix quickly he performed the attack again this time adjusting to the incoming strike keeping his arm steady and strong when the blade pointed downwards ensuring that the revolving arm would this time not even shake Mondai in the slightest. Mondai's growth in his sword-fighting skills was starting to show, with every technique becoming easier and easier to master. He went from a novice to an adept at breaching expert in no time. His confidence grew even more only three more to go!

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Mastercuts: "Krumphau" Crooked cut
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The mastercuts are a series of cuts designed to attack and defend at the same time. This can be used to regain control of a fight, break trough someone's guard or counterattack. The Krumphau is performed by aiming the blow diagonally downwards by raising the pommel and pulling back the cross as Mondai pushes forward with the hilt as he steps across his other leg and switches stance. Ending in the blade in a downwards -90 degree angle. This is mostly used to knock away sword in a forward-pointing manner away and set up for other attacks, however, it can be used to attack if hand or arms are exposed.
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Post by Diatenshi » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:52 am

"Apologies if I offended, it was not my intention. I was simply pointing out a common flaw in such a straight forward battle style. To preserve the strength of Kirigakure I was simply wondering what your counter measures are for a style that would put you at a disadvantage." Behind Tenshi's disarming smile and apologetic bow his thoughts were quite dark. It was better to anticipate and or learn a potential targets style and methods prior to engagement. Not that Tenshi had reason to believe he'd go astray rather it was simply his duty to plan accordingly.

His goal was made easier by Mondai reading his techniques aloud as he attempted to learn them. By reading it out allowing Tenshi to hear the how of the technique it'd be much simpler to form a counter. Watching his second technique he came to the conclusion that it would be better to assassinate the young man before him rather than risk a direct confrontation. And if direct confrontation was inevitable to impair his sight with mist so as to leave him open to attacks from blind spots.

"Ah another mighty strike by the fierce warrior. Your talent with the blade is astounding for one so young." Tenshi's voice was full of praise, not a hint of sarcasm in his sincere words. Credit was to be given where it was due and He was quite sure this young man before him was more skilled in taijutsu than he was.
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Post by Mre-face » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:52 pm

Mondai observed the Aisu speech and smirked at his incredibly formal way of speaking, Is this how the highborn speak to each other every day? Or his he simply being polite? Mondai taught to himself before deciding to give this Aisu the green light that he is allowed to speak a bit less formal. "So formal... Ease up a little bit no need to be so honey-tongued so to speak! " Mondai said in an upbeat voice to hammer home the point that the Aisu really didn't need to have such flowery tone Mondai would honestly appreciate it more if it was a bit more on the harsher side he did come from the slums of kirigakure after all. Mondai then returned to his training and it appeared that Aisu was observing him Mondai didn't mind and simply let him however if he knew what the Aisu was thinking behind his sly smile he would be annoyed at the fact that he was watching him just to devise a 'just in case plan' if Mondai were to turn rouge. Upon learning the second master cut Mondai got praise for his technique igniting a slight drive within Mondai to learn all of the master cut techniques. His training as noted by the Older Shinobi. "Thank you my training must really be paying off! I'm feeling better and better every day!" at that moment he realized that they hadn't even introduced themselves feeling a bit awkward he decided to swiftly stretch out his hand for a handshake to get a proper introduction between them. "Oh, I just realized we haven't even introduced ourselves yet. Hello! I'm Yūgana Mondai got a bit caught up in my training as you can see!"

After introducing himself he wasted no time, turning around swiftly to resume his training. He pulled out his scroll again and this time it was the "Schielhau" or the Squinting cut he was learning. The scroll read "The Schielhau is a deadly and quick counter sure to set stop against any opponent who attacks with horizontal or diagonal attacks. One performs this technique by cutting at the same time and as the blades collide twist the blade from true edge or front edge towards its false edge or back edge and slice the opponent, strike in at the same time as your opponent, push away from his sword; step with your right foot or left foot, well to his right or left side depending upon which side he or she attacks with. If this is done properly this shall land cleanly and end any skirmish between the combatants."

Mondai readied his stance again this time he used another of the revolving dummies, first he pushed the arms making them spin towards the left in a horizontal manner rapidly before timing his attack as the arm came spinning around to strike at Mondai. Mondai threw his cut and stepped off towards the side with his right leg the strike landed however very off the cutting path as he didn't turn fast enough this, in turn, put Mondai off balance as the arm from the dummy cracked against Mondai's blade. Mondai reset himself then gathered focus and tried again. He pushed the dummies arm and as the arm came flying back around, he timed his strike and this time put a stronger twist successfully striking against the dummy. He then did the same however this time on the opposite side with an opposite stance and this time done with perfect execution no retries needed. Mondai had now learned the squinting cut and was now more than halfway through mastering the master cuts.
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Mastercuts: "Schielhau" Squinting cut
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The master cuts are a series of cuts designed to attack and defend at the same time. This can be used to regain control of a fight, break trough someone's guard or counterattack. Schielhau is a Diagonal strike while stepping towards the outside twisting the blade and striking with the back edge upon colliding with a diagonal or Horizontal attack. The twist is done in order to slide in and strike an opponent while adding power towards the cut. This can be either aimed toward the head, neck, shoulder or hand.
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Post by Diatenshi » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:44 am

A smile would cross Tenshi's face as he was called formal. He thought to himself how much he'd changed during his "rehabilitation". He used to speak relaxed and carefree as any other often with a tone full of attitude. He thought fondly of his old flame and a sour taste filled his mouth. Some things were never meant to be. But time goes on whether he wanted it to or not. "Perhaps it is not required but it is my way. Side effect of writing a lot of poetry is your own manner of speech becomes flowery as it were." He'd pause and look around momentarily as if pondering and observing before he spoke up a short poem. It was a spur of the moment poem but it, perhaps, best reflected the current situation. Tenshi himself was actually rather relaxed and at ease for a change.


"Blissful blessed day,
upon a chance encounter,
we may make new friends."



As Mondai accepted his compliments and introduced himself tenshi would notice the man had not aligned himself with any family. It was unusual for a shinobi. Perhaps he was from the slums. His manner of speech supported the idea. "Tenshi, born of Aisu, bled for the Hirohito." His response was so robotic and automated it seemed more reflex than anything. As if the words had been spoken so much they'd lost their meaning.
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Post by Mre-face » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:07 pm

Mondai smiled as he the ninja in front oh him said that poetry created his flowery language, mondai smiled and thought that he had finally found someone original. He had found someone who speaks pretty not because he is a stuck up noble that had been chastised for not doing so but instead being a bit too invested in poetry did. "Hahaha we got a poet, don't see that too often!" Mondai smiled and then returned to his training before the Aisu decided to throw out his poetry from out of nowhere while Mondai never really was one for poetry he enjoyed this one. "Hey, that was quite nice, not gonna lie! Keep it up!" Mondai then turned around only to turn again for a question that popped into his head. "Did you just create that on the spot?" Mondai would certainly respect the Aisu ninja for his beautiful words in so little time. Mondai then returned to training and then introduced himself quite casually but then the Aisu introduced his full name and family allegiance. "Oh we are Formally Formally introducing are selves Mondai born of Yūgana bled for the Karagata. I apologize for not stating my full name." Mondai shrugged and smiled apologetically for not introducing himself in full but to his defense, he wasn't expecting such a formal greeting as he saw this encounter quite casually. Mondai then again didn't let went back in to focus to refine his second last technique. He pulled out the scroll and the scroll read as such.....

"The Scheitelhau or the Crown cut is simple and not all too powerful however don't be mistaken its usefulness lies within other areas. First, ready yourself in either high guard or long point. Then you shall straighten your arms and attack downwards from the top, rapidly by pushing the handle upwards. Do this rapidly and do not retreat from the straightened position this attack is used to shock the enemy and gain distance between one's opponent it can be done whilst approaching but only as a slight distraction. If done correctly this should cut at the top of the head if one attempts to block this the attack should still manage to slide over the opponent's blade and hit the head. This may not be all too death but it can leave a dangerous mark on the mind of one's opponent this may even daze the opponent if done with enough power from the blunt force if done correctly and provided with enough power. "

Mondai took a breath and a step back he looked upon his target Mondai didn't need to completely slash trough the target all he needed was a slight cut enough to mark that it would cut through skin and cause bleeding. Mondai readied his blade in Alber or high guard and stepped stretching his arms and lowering the handle the blade flew downwards, however, the alignment of the blade was off so it slid off the target. Mondai rolled back and tried again this time a slight cut was done however it was not enough to solidify that it could cut and cause bleeding. Another attempt would do it cleanly again Mondai stepped stretch out his arm this time snapping upwards forcefully. Quickly it went yet it slashed into the target. A nice and short slash yet quick and flawless. Mondai had now completed the penultimate technique of the mastercuts. He was soon done and he could finally move on to other techniques and hopefully start going on missions. Get enough money and earn his shield back. Mondai turned to his onlooker and asked him a burning question that was bothering Mondai at the back of his mind. "What are you doing here?"

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Mastercuts: "Scheitelhau" Crown cut
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The mastercuts are a series of cuts designed to attack and defend at the same time. This can be used to regain control of a fight, break trough someone's guard or counterattack. An attack that designed to go over an opponent's guard or block. Crown cut is an over-cut but instead of following through Mondai keeps his arm extended and snaps the handle upwards so the blade cuts from a very high angle. This is done to slash over blocks and stun the opponent and cause a small daze trough blunt force and impact a bit of psychological damage so the opponent isn't too hasty with their actions. Mondai keeps his arms extended to keep his himself at a safe distance from afar. If the opponent's stamina is lower then Mondai's strength then they will receive a small daze and receive a -3 to instinct for 3 posts. And if the opponent's instinct is lower then Mondai's instinct then the opponent will feel uneasy when trying to approach Mondai after his attack. However, this needs to hit in order to have this effect otherwise it will not work.
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Post by Diatenshi » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:13 pm

"Ah of the Karagata. I see. They are quite lucky to have one so skilled." Tenshi once more praised the man as he began to attempt yet another technique. As he watched the young man practice he thought of his own deficiencies in the physical arts. He should request an instructor to help him train his body more... But that was something for a later time.

When Mondai successfully performed the maneuver Tenshi was genuinely impressed. He learned the technique quite quickly and when added together with the others, it was no small feat to do so. The young shinobi in front of him was either incredibly smart or naturally gifted. Perhaps, even both. While it was great for the future of Kirigakure, it was a pity indeed that he was bled for the Karagata instead of the Hirohito.

"Im simply came out to enjoy the weather."
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Post by Mre-face » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:18 pm

"You're too nice man but I have to admit I like it, everyone around here is a bunch of hardasses and stuck-ups least you can show praise without being smug... It's kind of refreshing!" Mondai said with a smile he was beginning to like this new shinobi he was of few words however the words he chose are said with grace and care which Mondai respected. Mondai then resumed to his training, as usual, he felt refreshed that someone was willing to give plenty of compliments not afraid to throw praise where they felt it was necessary. After asking Tenshin why he was around Mondai at the moment he got an answer that amused him greatly. "Coming out to enjoy the weather in Kirigakure is like trying to have a bath in magma cause you are 'freezing' you will instantly regret it as soon as you step outside your home. Then again you are an icicle so who knows maybe you love this." Mondai joked hoping that he would take it well and not be offended turning an acquaintance into an enemy and a conversation into an argument. Mondai had one final technique to go through before being able to move on. Mondai looked trough his scroll and laid eyes upon the final mastercut. And the scroll had this to say...

"Zwerchhau" or the Thwarting cut best used as a block and a slash simultaneously. One performs this attack by raising the sword high above one's head twisting the blade from left to right like a whirlwind and catching the front one-third of the enemy's blade with one's last third. This shall lead the swordsman the advantage of gaining more leverage to push the opponent' blade aside as the swordsman cuts horizontally towards his enemies' hands, body or the best target of all the head. While this may not kill the opponent outright if it's aimed at the head it can cut in enough to do some damage or the blunt force itself can create a daze leaving them vulnerable for a finishing blow."

Mondai breathed in and visualized the attack. He then looked towards the revolving dummy pushed its arm rapidly, he observed and felt the timing of the rapidly spinning arm. He steeped in fiercely however, the timing was off and the momentum of the arm completely blew trough Mondai's two-handed falchion. He stumbled backward from the impact he then regained his balance and took a second to rest he then reseat the dummy and pushed it again. He gauged the distance of the revolving arm he breathed in and properly felt the speed and timed his attack accordingly he steeped in this time crashing against the arm and blocking it successfully however he did not time this well enough, didn't commit fully in order for this to be effective so he had to try again. Again he stepped backward and reset the combat dummy. He followed the same steps he did last time only this time felling the timing fully and not hesitating to attack with full killer intent. The sword clanged with a fury as it completely stopped the arm from spinning the sword crashed into the wood and created a small chip at the sides. At long last countless hours of training finally over he had fully mastered the mastercuts. He was one step closer to becoming a full master of the longsword he, of course, needs more training in the future but for now, he could rest with satisfaction knowing with satisfaction that he had advanced quite a bit since the last time he used his blade.

Well, Aimi I'm done with the basics. If you could see me now I don't think you would have any complaints about my technique'. Mondai unintentionally smirked at the taught.

Realizing that he had zoned out for a short while he turned to his newfound poet friend he was growing board over this training yard and instead wanted to go somewhere more interesting or explore around the city for a bit. "Do you want to get out of here I'm finally done! Also, the place is getting a little boring don't you think? Just a bunch of dummies, swords, and splintered wood and slashed up targets. " With that, he nodded his head with a slight smirk a 'let's go' manner hoping the new shinobi would bite and go with him. Possibly getting to know each other in the process.
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Post by Diatenshi » Tue May 26, 2020 1:04 pm

As Tenshi gazed upon the young man his mask wavered slightly though as the young man had been focused on practicing he most likely missed it. The smile had vanished and the gentle manner about him was all but lost to a cold emptiness. Lifeless silver eyes bored into the young man analyzing his movements.

Yet just as quickly as it appeared so to was the mask replaced. As the young man returned to reality from his training and musings Tenshi wondered what his true personality was. Was he the smiles and flowery speech or was it the apathetic snowflake cold and uncaring for anything. He wasn't sure. He still had his likes and hobbies but were they actual likes or merely habits of a person lost to indoctrination?

Mondai's words pulled him from his reverie. Hmmm boring was it, perhaps the man was onto something however the invitation to go off together... Could it be trusted? Was it a scheme? He couldn't be certain. Perhaps he had noticed his shift in moods after all.

"Perhaps another time Mondai, for now however I feel as though I should rest. My health isn't all that great at the moment. Please, excuse my poor manners."

With an excuse about his health he bowed and retreated towards the village proper. He truly felt he needed to rest. To take sometime and try to mend his fractured psyche and figure out who he was. Was he the formal flowery person he presented himself as? Or when all falsehoods and deceptions were place aside was he just the cold heartless weapon the village had tried to create?
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