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Post by Waterz » Wed May 20, 2020 6:03 pm

It had already been a while since Hachigo had been purchased by the Military forces. Her unique structure was supposed to be a gift for someone of much better means, but that person had passed on. Even she realized how valuable she would have been for an individual. It must have been heart breaking. However, now she was living in the city. She was given a bunk house to reside in, but she immediately crashed through the bed and floor. As such, she attempted to find her own place. A few nights without a roof over her head taught her one very valuable thing. She did not need a roof over her head. She was made of pure metal. In essence, her entire body was a roof for her core.

So here she sat. On a bench, inside a park. Motionless. Most of the time when she did not have a mission to complete, she was found here. Her only observable movements were when one of the shinobi tried to remove her bag as litter and she would have to politely inform them it was hers. The bench could support her weight. She even had a small box with an address on it.
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Iwagakure no Sato

It was a plain letter box made from the same steel that made up her body. It was plain enough to avoid a presence in the most of the public, but if someone knew what they were looking for, it was easy enough to find. Especially if the statue sat next to it. Currently the letter box and her bag were all the possessions she had. She had yet to put anything in the bag either. She didn’t need to eat really. And what she did was Kouton Steel to replenish any damage. Not that a Genin like her did much in the way of receiving damage. She had not even been told the name of the Jounin she was supposed to report to yet.
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Post by Diatenshi » Wed May 20, 2020 7:10 pm

It'd only been a few days since Shou entered the village. He was walking around like a country bumpkin, the massive size of the city just astounding. Far larger than any town he'd ever seen before, he drew a number of stares from the natives. Didn't help he was dressed like a heathen with wild unkept hair. Open vest, martial arts shorts and bandages on his hands were all he was wearing. No shirt, no shoes, no worries. Add to that on his back was literally everything he owned.

Ignoring the stares he continued walking about making his way and finally stumbling across a park. The fairly open spaces were a nice change of pace from the population dense buildings. Though as he strolled he came upon the most curious of statues. It was a woman just sitting on a bench. It was remarkably detailed. So much so the girl even had pores on her face. Had to have been made by magic he thought; no normal artist could make such an exquisite piece of art.

"That's amazing, the things ninja can do with magic. Simply astounding. Not only can they use it for conquest and fighting, they even use it to make beautiful works of art. I wonder if the Artist' name is anywhere nearby. Ah ha! Hachigo. Oh and there's an address... Its in the park? Strange...."

He complimented the artist for the beauty of the statue wondering what kind of mind could create something so astounding. Finding the little box nearby he read the name off but was instantly puzzled by the address listed on it. He scratched his head as he thought thoroughly confused as to why a ninja would live in a park. A vagrant like him made perfect sense but a ninja none at all.
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Post by Waterz » Wed May 20, 2020 9:15 pm

As Hachigo was considering going to the field base for a new mission since her earlier one was canceled after she picked it up, some man crossed her path and looked her over. It was not uncommon for her to get some looks over. Seems this guy was considering her a statue. She was ‘dressed’ rather modestly. Her pants were made of bronze. Her high collared shirt was made of brass. In the center of her forehead was the Iwa symbol. And on the back of her hand was a diamond with a battle axe underneath it.

After he looked at her letter box and wondering why her address was in the park, Hachigo seemed responsible for clearing up the confusion. Her head turned towards the male. “That is because this is where I am most commonly found, Sir.” Standing up the ‘statue’ would turn and give a polite respectful bow. Just a bit over five feet tall, she was well under his height, and her footsteps were quite solid when she made her small steps to get into position. “Hello. I am Hachigo. Genin of Iwagakure no Sato. How may I assist you today?”

Her voice was rather monotone yet rang like it was being spoken through a metal tube, not unlike those found on ships to communicate to other decks. While she seemed to have short cut hair style similar to a bob cut, it did not react at all to the presence of wind. She really was 100% metal. Something even residents try to get used to.
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Post by Diatenshi » Thu May 21, 2020 8:38 am

"Holy shit!

Shou would jump back startled bringing his fist up in a defensive stance. As the girl bowed and and introduced herself he'd relax a bit. Hmmm living statues. Does Iwa have more of them or is she unique? I bet getting hit by her feels like getting hit by a boulder. That's if shes solid metal though maybe shes just metal plated?

"My apologies, you surprised me. I'm new to the area. Name's Shou. Not to be rude but are you wearing metal paint or are you plated? No disrespect intended I'm simply fascinated."

He looked her over. She was clearly alive but there were a few things off. She didnt seem to be breathing except when she talked for one. Aside from that she was able to remain remarkably still. Most people get uncomfortable staying in one position for too long so either she was very disciplined or her body's senses were different from a normal person's.

He wondered whether she had been made or was born human and later changed to her current state. If it was the former Iwagakure was well ahead of the tech curve of everywhere else he's been. The magic of shinobi was simply amazing. It was a power he'd soon be able to learn for himself.
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Post by Waterz » Thu May 21, 2020 7:20 pm

His startling reaction was of no surprise to Hachigo. It had happened quite a few times since her transformation. As she stood back up right, she heard the question of if she was just wearing the metal or was metal plated. Knowing firsthand many did not believe a simple explanation, she needed to provide a demonstration. Opening a hole in her chest all the way through she revealed her entire being was made of metal. Her core was safely tucked away in her stomach right now so it would be of no consequence to, let us say, open her heart? “No Sir. I am entire Steel. As further evidence I weigh 197 stones.”

Stone weight was probably a better tool for estimation in Iwagakure. Something she learned about on her last mission at the quarry. “Since you are new, do you require assistance finding your destination?” Hachigo really did not have a personal manner to her. She did not know of friendship, so she never tried to make any. If people talked to her, it was always for something she could do for them. As such she just went straight away to offering out her assistance. Sometimes people tried to make themselves look better to others so they would hide the fact that they had ulterior motives, so in order to save both of their times, or maybe to play along with them, the Koujin would try to reason out what their purpose was. Sometimes it was a direct hit. Other times a wild miss.
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Post by Diatenshi » Thu May 21, 2020 9:05 pm

Shou's jaw actually dropped as stunned as he was when a hole opened right in her chest. It was unnerving to see a whole in the chest of the human form. He also discovered her clothes were t real persay. Seemed more likely they were simply an extension of the metal that made up her body.

For a moment he thought to punch her simply to see which was stronger her solid steel body or his fist. Then she offered him help and he felt guilty for even thinking the thought. Then again he wasn't sure if the attempt would insult her or not. She didn't really seem human. Her voice was flat and monotone and there seemed to be a distinct lack of emotion.

"Not really, I mean I didn't actually have a destination in mind just. I'm just sort of wondering and sight seeing as it were. If there's a dojo or combat center I'd enjoy that."

He was genuinely interested in the combat styles of the village. Then again... Maybe that wasnt such a good idea. Last time he challenged a dojo he ended up being chased out of the country. Now that was a fun time full of excitement and living on the edge. But now that he was closer to his goal, having found a shinobi village and about to get taught the secrets of their magic, he actually started thinking about long term plans. No... It wasn't time yet. He wasn't string enough just yet but soon perhaps...
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Post by Waterz » Fri May 22, 2020 8:04 pm

Hachigo simply looked at him as the hole in her chest closed. His slack jaw seemed to mean he had no idea what was possible in this world. Yet, a certain feeling she could share. As she moved her core back to the center of her chest, she thought about the Dojo question. “Many residents participate in combat training as they are Shinobi or have to keep fit. While there are many dojos in the Western District. Those pertain almost exclusively to Taijutsu. The fundamentals of Ninjutsu and Genjutsu are taught at the Academy. And some are a secret that someone from outside a house or even the village will never be able to learn.”

As if to demonstrate this point, the metal being held up a single hand, angled at 45 degrees with the middle finger curled inward. If she held her other hand up like that, it would form the Bird or Rooster Seal. Suddenly her entire body shifted to a matte bright blue to match the male’s eyes. Everything was the same blue and had lost its shine. But the details remained. “I specialize in Kouton, or Metal Release. It is the one thing that separated me from the nearly one thousand military slaves of Iwagakure no Sato. It is even rare within normal shinobi ranks.”

Releasing her hand seal and flashing it back, she adjusted her shine to have a semi-gloss beige skin tone. Black pants, red shirt, and a red strap around the high gloss metal plate on her forehead. Her eyes even held the matte blue in the right place as the outside of the eyes turned high gloss white and the pupils turned solid black.
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Post by Diatenshi » Fri May 22, 2020 9:41 pm

"A taijutsu dojo would be fine I may not be a ninja yet but I'm a pretty good Martial Art...

His voice would trail off as he watched change color like a chameleon. As her whole body turned blue he'd stare in amazement. However, as her body turned to a human appearance his eyes would water a bit. Her eyes having matched his also matched those of his deceased mother. Biting the inside of his mouth so as to not break down in tears in front of a woman he barely knew. After collecting himself he'd give a smile and watch her wondering if she could change her coloration completely at will.

"I can't do any magic like that but I'm fairly good at busting heads the good ol' fashion way haha."

He'd give a light laugh and bounce on his feet doing a quick 1-2, jab-straight combo into the air. The whip like effect of the punching made a loud crack as his hands blurred before her eyes. As he punched he visualized an imaginary target at the end of his fist. Specifically the bastard that killed his mother. While he never lost himself in his emotions they did help get his adrenaline going so he could fight better.

"So which way to those Dojos, I want to challenge somebody."
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Post by Waterz » Wed May 27, 2020 7:26 pm

Hachigo watched on pretty much like a robot trying to figure out why humans combed their hair as he seemed to get choked up and then started punching the air. His request was simple: He wanted to go to a Taijutsu Dojo to challenge someone. But that did involve two parts. Was his ultimate goal to go to a dojo or was it just to challenge someone? Taking up the same pose he did, though much slower, she started to jab her hands like he was, though again, much slower. She had not really gotten a good grip on her own weight and it was dragging her speed to abysmal levels. That and she tended to step through tatami mats and wood planks.

“If the mission is just to challenge someone, I can spar with you. Though I am not that well versed in Taijutsu. If the mission is to find a dojo, I can take you to the section of town twitch the most of them.” She always wanted to make sure that the orders were what was wanted. If a cave owner wanted to clear out a collapsed cave, she had to ask the purpose. If it was to rescue those trapped in there, she would absolutely clear the tunnel. If it was just to gain access to the shaft, she would create a new entry way that would not collapse. She learned before she was a shinobi that one did not obey without question, one obeyed without doubt.
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Post by Diatenshi » Sun May 31, 2020 1:32 am

He watched her punch and to be honest it was fairly bad. She was very rigid in he motions and the speed was like molasses. Then again maybe her being metal made her slow and choppy... but in that case wouldn't it be better to just stay human? As he watched her form his eyes analyzed her movements. The foundation was certainly there but it need work.

When she voiced her thoughts he was surprised by her suggestion to say the least. Not that he doubted her seeing her ninja magic, but the speed at which she moved didnt leave him to think she'd be much of a challenge. Then again being solid metal itd probably hurt to hit her hard... It was an interesting challenge to say the least. Would he be able to hit her without breaking his bones?

"The best way to get stronger is to constantly throw yourself at strong opponents. Sure you may lose, but you'll learn something in the process. Hence why I want to challenge a dojo. However, I've never fought anyone quite like you and it'd certainly make for an interesting story."

Be backed away a bit and raised his fist in an orthodox guard. He narrowed his eyes and looked at her as he started to slowly circle. He could do circles around her all day and shed never touch him. He already knew that much. That wasn't the point of the spar. No this was to familiarize himself fighting those with ninja magic.
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