Picking the Raikage's brains: A Chuunin's aspirations!

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Post by Chiaki » Wed May 11, 2022 4:04 pm

Chiaki had dressed in her traditional mission gi and had her forehead protector over her heart as per usual. She had a white mask on her face and had just pinned her hair back with a hair clip, bringing her hands back to tie her hair back in a tight pony tail.

She had been summoned by the Raikage for the first time alone in a very long time. She had some jutsu that she wanted to learn from him, and had asked for an audience from him to see whether or not he would take her on as a pupil for his defensive jutsu that he knew. She had been selected by him when he had seen her medical prowess, but she didn’t really have an offensive repertoire. Now she had two lightning jutsu that would help with that, one capable of stunning, and one capable of slicing through her opponents, just in case.

Still, she was woefully unprepared for missions where her combat skills would have to be relied upon. Perhaps that would all change today. If anyone could take Chiaki and make her into a ninja worthy of her Chuunin rank, it had to be the Raikage… right?

She gulped and tugged at the bottom of her nylon mask. It was unusually warm today on the mountain and the high elevation didn’t help with the heat, nor the intensity of the sun. She ducked into the doors of the Raikage’s building and peered around. There were Jounin guards that were all over the place and she had to show the acceptance letter, a few scrawls and a seal, to at least ten people before she was ushered into the waiting room of the Raikage.

It was like any other waiting room, and she fidgeted in her seat as the scarcity of furniture and ornamentation didn’t take away from her thoughts. She had been on a couple of missions since she had become a chuunin, but all of them she had relied heavily on the others in the group. Perhaps he was going to take away her Chuunin status?

If he did that, she would have to participate in the Chuunin exam again if she was to be able to access the jutsu library she had learned in.

No, don’t panic.

She was going to learn jutsu from the highest ranked ninja in the village. That would show her fellow priests that she wasn’t useless. Sure she couldn’t carry as much water, nor was she any good at tilling the fields, and her Kyoukan Kekkei Genkai wasn’t mastered either, but Chiaki would show them.

And as soon as she was able to, she would master the transplant jutsu. She grit her teeth and clenched her fists tightly together. “I will perform the surgery mother, when you have a donor, I will be the one to perform the surgery-cha.” She muttered to herself, staring at the bare floor ahead of her, waiting on the Raikage.

It felt like she was waiting for her future to be decided, and it was all in the Raikage-sama’s hands.

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Post by Taiga » Fri May 13, 2022 12:36 pm

Today was set to be a rather interesting day. Hayate had arranged to do quite a few meetings with key Chuunin in the village with a headcount totaling close to 100 in all. It was part of a program he hoped would allow him to give some guidance to the rising stars and future generation of his village. Todays meeting was one that especially piqued his interest since he would be meeting with one Kyoukan Chiaki. Not only was she kin to Akino, the former Raikage and the Kyoukan's most famous member ever in history, but she had seemed to become a friend of sorts to his daughter, Mariya, on a rather impressive mission they had recently pulled off. That and to be frank Hayate was a school teacher and a Genin squad leader. He loved working with the youth and ever since he had become the Raikage and then the Emperor of Lightning Country he found himself with very limited time to do so.

That meant things like this were a rare treat.

Not knowing exactly what he would discuss, or where things would go, the Raikage sat peacefully in his office drinking a cup of roasted green tea as he paged through the files for the Chuunin he would meet today. Leaning back into his chair he placed the files back on the table before putting his cup down, rising to his feet, and pacing back towards the window. From the Raikage tower within the artificially constructed Akino peak he could see the eternal spark- a spark of lightning that carried the lightning of Akino, Hayate, and so many more in the village itself perpetuated around the rims of the building giving it a soft golden glow. Interestingly enough, Chiaki herself had requested an audience with the Kage, unwittingly her request coinciding with Hayate's plans to speak with her and the other chuunin already.

Eventually, the guards would let her in, the doors opening to the Raikage's office and revealing the man as he pensively peered out the window of his office, his back turned to the doorway which Chiaki would enter through. Without turning to her, he would merely speak bemusedly "A rather warm day today, isn't it Chiaki? It's fascinating watching the training grounds from up here. So many are giving it their all, day after day." he said before finally turning around to take his place at his desk and motion for Chiaki to take a seat... he would be completely oblivious to how ominous he probably sounded given the girl's anxiety of her loss of chuunin status.

The ice would break soon enough, however.

"I'm pleased to get the chance to speak with a shinobi such as yourself, Chiaki. I saw the reports of your actions fighting the Chisaoogi brothers..." he said as his hand reached for her file, opening it up and revealing it on the table. "The mission reports were quite favorable of your heroism and I must say we sorely lack combat medics, so it is always a pleasure to have strong Kyoukan family members in our presence." he'd pause briefly, then finally signal to her to speak freely.


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Post by Chiaki » Fri May 13, 2022 12:49 pm

Chiaki entered the room and seeing the Kage's robes immediately bowed as he started talking to her form the window. His voice was more muffled than she had expected, so she lifted her head to find him staring out of the window at the training grounds, talking idly about the people training down there.

She gulped hard, feeling the embarrassment waves washing hot over her, driving her to sweat even in this well-insulated and cool building. She hadn't trained at the training grounds in... years? A decade and a half? She made a mental note to go out and train in the training fields since he took such a keen interest in them. That way she might be able to gain his favor and perhaps learn some of the techniques that she so desperately wanted to learn. She had heard that he was able to defend over a thousand people. That when he spoke during times of war that his voice was like that of thunder. That he was able to tame spirits and other kage alike with just a look.

She looked up at the man, and found... well- he was just a man. Strange how people seemed bigger in reputation than their actual physical manifestations.

She fidgeted with her headband as she nodded her agreement with his assessment of her skills, "Heroism was necessitated by the people of the land of lightning dying Raikage-sama-cha." She dipped her head in respect. "I learned a valuable lesson that day, and that was that a wounded ninja of my team means that I am not doing my job correctly. I want to be able to prevent those wounds before they even happen, and I was told-cha."

Chiaki hesitated and dipped her head in respect again towards the man who was the emperor of the whole of her nation, "I was told that you were adept in a means to shield my allies so that what happened to Ren doesn't happen again. His wounds were my fault Raikage-sama, as is that girl's death. I could not save the others-cha-"

She clenched her fists in the futility of it all and grit her teeth, glaring at the ground between the Raikage and herself, "And I don't want to have the people I care about, or anyone die as long as I can help it again. So I wanted to ask you to please teach me some of your jutsu, so that I can protect the people of the land of lightning from anyone who would want to harm them, even if they themselves used to be a part of Kumogakure no Sato-cha."

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Post by Taiga » Fri May 13, 2022 10:45 pm

Chiaki was indeed a fine Kumogakure shinobi, and even in this new era, Hayate felt at peace to know that the children of today still held the same morals and ethics he had been raised on. As he pondered what the girl had said, the Raikage soon after realized just how nervous the girl was- he could practically see the sweat rolling down her face and the shakes in her movements. He would let out a calm breath and smile at her, using his body language to signal that she was among friends here. He'd also stand from his seat and instead motion to the coffee table to the east of the office, surrounded by couches and armchairs. It was a more casual setting that placed him and whoever he talked with on equal terms, rather than the desk which gave him an heir of authority. His words would be soft and warm- like honey. "Please, have a seat over here." he said beckoning with his hand from behind as he walked forward without turning back towards the sofas.

"I truly believe every one of us can be a hero in the right moment... but what your team did was foolish." the Raikage said with a pained expression which slowly turned to a chuckle. He'd been young. He'd known war and battle. He'd also played the part of a fool and nearly died several times. Memories of Etsuko particularly came back to him as he looked at Chiaki. Raijin had nearly ended his life as a young Jounin only for Etsuko, the field medic on his squad, to put him back together. And then the names of the others came to him, with each a bitter memory. When you reached 40 as a shinobi your circle of friends tended to be quite small because most of your closest comrades were dead. The Raikage returned to a warm smile trying not to put the girl too off-kilter.

"But the difference between fools and heroes is you picked the right moment to be a fool and your gamble paid off." he said as he slowly clasped his hands together. While it was great to think of yourself as a hero or adept, the truth was everyone was fools in the end and there were fools who got lucky and fools who... well, didn't. "Chisaoogi brothers was a big deal. I'd of sent a jounin squad after they had I known it was them, but your team did well. I've heard from my daughter that you were very responsible for the team doing well- including everyone coming home in one piece." the Raikage said as he stared right into Chiaki's eyes, as if reading the merits of her soul.

"I'm worried though, for you Chiaki. What you're saying is not sustainable or healthy in the long run. You cannot protect everyone and you cannot save everyone... I need you to understand that- because putting all that weight on your shoulders is setting yourself up for defeat. All the legends you've heard of me are true but even I have lost many... and yet I understand your desire, but would ask you to instead focus on what you can do rather than what you cannot." A tone of sorrow would come over the Raikages words. "There is no point in blaming yourself, it'll only tear you apart..." he said as he released his clasped hands and fell back into the sofa.

Chiaki was still too young to realize it, but there were times when sacrifices also had to be made. Where the King had to sacrifice his knights to protect the next generation, the pawns. There were also situations where the king sacrificing themselves meant utter loss, and all of these things had to be decided upon in battle. It was the painful reality of war.

"I can teach you to protect, but know that no protection is absolute." the Raikage said as he stood to his feet and exited his office, once more beckoning with his hand for Chiaki to follow. He'd head to the training grounds.


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Post by Chiaki » Sat May 14, 2022 12:16 am

She sat down on one of the sofas as he motioned to them and tried to settle herself into the comfortable cushions with grace, but sitting on a sofa is never graceful, and she felt, and probably looked rather frumpy on the soft material.

She looked down at the floor, knowing that she had indeed done something foolish, and she had remembered te incident, and the other chuunin Mariya telling her and the others that it was a fools errand. The smell of blood on the air overhung with the smell of feces and burning hair and skin. She was transported back and almost missed the chuckle. She looked up to find that he was looking inward as well, the memories of his past probably either haunting or guiding him to his next statement.

“Yes Raikage-sama.” She dipped her head as he said that she had gotten lucky with the timing. She shook her head at the praise the she received, “I was just trying to make sure that everyone came back from my t-” She stopped as he stared at her and silenced her with a gaze into her eyes. She was scared yes, but it wasn’t of him. It was of failure, it was the fear that she would be too late for her mother, or that she would make the wrong decision in the future about something that mattered on a mission and that she would lose a teammate. She was still soft, and had only been on two missions that resulted in battle.

“Sir, it took every ounce of everyone there to do what we did, and I am not as responsible as the others for our safety, as the others were able to neutralize the brothers-cha.” She continued before he did.

She pursed her lips as he did continue, telling her that it was unhealthy. She dipped her head. Theraveda had said something the same as he had, but in not so many words. Theraveda said that she couldn’t stop what was meant to happen any more than she could change what had already happened. Sure, she could make an effort to influence it, but that the fluid movements of the world were too vast and mysterious for any one person to control, no matter their chakra, no matter their influence.

The Raikage fell back to the sofa in a rather relaxed way that threw Chiaki completely off her mark. She understood that he was human, just the same as her, but to see him this relaxed was a bit unsettling. She tried to visibly relax as well, before awkwardly half-succeeding.

“I will try to save those I can, with all respect Raikage-sama. It is my nindo-cha.” Chiaki nodded to him as he stood and told her that he could teach her to protect. She knew that her barriers were weak, almost laughable. Perhaps the barriers that he knew would help, be stronger, more durable, last longer, or perhaps protect where hers could not.

Chiaki followed the Raikage out of the room and they soon made their way to the training grounds. After being in the cool building it felt right for her to be perspiring a bit, in the heat of the day and the sunlight and fresh air. She breathed deep, not realizing how much she missed the open air. She kept her window open most of the time at the temple, and she was very connected to the smells, the sounds, the feel of the open air.

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Post by Taiga » Sat May 14, 2022 3:15 am

Hayate's eyes narrowed at the girl. He took a deep long breath before letting a hearty chuckle fill the room, then, bowed his head low to her. For the Raikage and the emperor no less to bow before a mere child was an oddity, but something that wasn't unusual for Hayate. He'd long been against the social hierarchy even if he had found himself at the top of it. His bow, however, did carry a deep meaning even if he commonly used it. "I am sorry for my daughter's actions on the mission and hereby humbly apologize for Mariya. I also take this opportunity to thank you, Chiaki, and Ren, for getting through to Mariya even if only a little. I admire your nindo and it is not too far off from my own" he said as he raised his head from his bow.

While he wasn't there for the mission, based on the report written by Mariya even if the girl didn't know it, it was clear to Hayate she was upset with her teammates and had thought them to have been pure fools. Her words in the mission report were "we are alive only by luck"... and while Hayate had to agree what they had done was utterly foolish, at the same time he'd expected nothing short of it. It was possible for both Mariya to be correct and for Ren's decision to go to the village along with Chiaki's to be correct at the same time. Nodding as the pair stood to exit the room, Hayate would continue speaking as they walked the halls.

"Shinobi- with all the chakra and power we have... Shinobi who stand by and do nothing are worse than scum to me, Chiaki." he said solemnly as they went down the flights of stairs and eventually wound up at the training ground. "If it is your will to use your power to save all that you can- then I shall support that goal." he said as he turned to her, leaping back gently to put about 10 yards distance between them. Without even moving and from a standstill, the Raikage's body suddenly lit up with brilliance. The shrill sound of the golden energy sounded like thousands of chirping birds.

"Your file states you are a user of Lightning Release, Chiaki." he said as his eyes turned to her. "Your family member, Kyoukan Akino and formerly the 8th Raikage was an expert at the Lightning Release - Shroud technique. My Veil of Electricity itself is based upon his, but doesn't hold a candle to the true magnificence." the Raikage said as he merely placed his foot onto the ground with slight force- the ground ripping itself to shreds on the electricity before him.

"Akino would use his Kyoukan bonds to spread his aura to his allies. He once did so with me on his dying breath, giving me both the Starforce and his aura... it gave me such power and protection that I was able to stop the lightning god Raijin- a spirit that had killed him." the Raikage said firmly. Chiaki had perhaps learned of this in her history classes in the academy- but the classes were only so detailed.

"Raiton is an incredibly useful element, especially for enhancing your allies." he said, the screeching of his lightning armor throughout the training grounds causing everyone to pause, and slowly, others to gather around to watch the Raikage and the chuunin.
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By channeling throughout his body, Hayate will deliver an electrical charge into the Starforce chakra that surrounds him adding an additional layer of protection to it. This causes a 30cm cloak of golden electricity to form around him. Beyond gaining the passives of Raiton, this electricity is extremely volatile and burns through anything it touches with a strength equal to Hayate's [Control], even causing the moisture in the air or airbourne contaminants or particulates around him to vaporize on contact. This effect lasts for 6 posts

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Post by Chiaki » Mon May 16, 2022 9:59 am

Chiaki almost lost hold of her breathing as the Raikage, the emperor of the land of lightning bowed to her. She sat there, stunned. “I’m sorry, your-?” She started, but then waved it away. There would be time for that question later, as she bowed her head in return, formally accepting the bow. “There is no need to be sorry for the actions of another-cha.” She gave him a smile that crinkled the edges of her eyes and lit up the room for a small breath.

Chiaki listened to the speech as she roamed the halls and made their way to the training grounds. He leaped back ten yards to make distance between them before lighting up the whole area with a bright light and the sounds of a thousand chirping birds. She had seen the thousand chirping birds once in the training grounds but never like this. It enveloped his whole body!

“I do know the lightning release-cha.” She nodded in the affirmative and looked as the ground churned beneath him with the gravity of his step because of the lightning aura that radiated from him. It was like a roto-tiller, with ten times the force. She just knew, by looking at it, that her own didn’t hold a candle to his own, which meant that it wasn’t even a snuff of a blown out candle to her ancestor’s Jutsu. She grit her teeth and nodded as she heard the story from him.

There wasn’t much talk of the Kyoukan that was the head of the village in the temple that she served, unfortunately. The priests and priestesses, when he lived in the village, had little care for the affairs that he had with the village, protecting it, or fighting in far off wars. They kept to themselves, practiced their chakra control and increased their chakra pools, and generally just made their happy way around. It was a god that killed her ancestor? Her cousin? Her cousin ancestor?

She nodded, “I was trying to develop some of my own techniques to help improve their awareness, perhaps even their speed and durability. So far I only have a technique that is in the common jutsu library in Kumogakure no sato, the Lightning Armament technique-cha.” She wove a quick couple of hand seals, which must have looked like they were as slow as molasses to the Raikage and a pair of wings erupted from her back before forming a breastplate over her chest and flowing down like platemail linked with Raiton chainmail beneath. She placed her raiton-infused hand over her face and a lightning helm appeared and she stood before him, letting him see how big a difference there was in their strength. It was like a kitten trying to play with a tiger’s tail.

She shouted over the twin jutsu, "I am also trying to learn Jikiton, as it would have come in handy during the last mission-cha."

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Post by Taiga » Fri May 20, 2022 10:16 am

Jikiton would of come in handy? Heh. Story of his life. Anyways, it was always a slight amusement seeing the reaction his auras garnered from those around him when he decreased his limiters and went all out. While Akino had been legendary for his lightning cloak defenses and ability to buff his men, Hayate on the other hand had been legendary for his cloaks offensive power- all five of them. Rather than being a shield he was a spear, and it pained him that Akino hadn't lived to see him mature as he had. Part of Hayate always wondered what it would have been like to fight side by side, with two generations of legends. The ultimate sword and the ultimate shield. Meanwhile, it seemed that Chiaki had... the underwhelming helmet?

He suppressed his need to giggle at her show but shot her an inquisitive look. Was that the same lightning permanent from the village's standard techniques?

"Most people just coat themselves in pure energy like me- you on the other hand have done quite a marvelous job of crafting and molding that chakra to be... a beautiful set of armor, though, I might add, that'll make you a bit slower." he said as the lightning rolled off his body, forming a clone of himself. The clone put its hands together as Hayate's lightning armor extinguished, the sound of chirping fading echoing through the massive man-made cavern until there was nothing.

"Functionally, a sheet of lightning is generally the same, so it's better to go raw and get speed. Defenses cast too slowly help nobody." he said as he comically put his hands together as if to form a shield as sheets of wind formed gales, slowly, starting from his feet. Before he could finish a bolt of lightning shoot off from the clone's hands and lopped his right arm clean off, as it hit the ground. The crowd gasped in horror. He smiled, picked his arm up, held to the stub, as suddenly the skin and muscle intertwined, fused over, and reattached itself... regenerating clean as if no damage had been done, save for his now missing sleeve. He flexed his hand and arm as if he was waking it up, then continued until gales of wind formed around him, causing him to float slowly in the air, surrounded by his armor of wind.

"Jikiton, Raiton, whatever. I think it's a good idea to focus on your armor and also use it to "buff" your allies. There are different buffs to consider too. Speeding folks up is one thing, as is making them stronger, but for example, the shields I give can turn anyone into a lethal weapon." he said as he approached Chiaki and placed his hand on her shoulder, the electricity nullified by the wind, though it didn't hurt her- as his other arm rose up in the air and moved with ferocity. He was using kinesis to move his aura and control it. The aura would then safely eject off him and wrap itself around her for a moment, causing her to levitate.

To be careful he'd of casted this aura with a lot less power, but it'd be enough that Chiaki could rip up the ground and certainly enough that when his clone, which suddenly lurched at her hit her, it instantly was ended to bits, going out with an electrical squeal and "poof".

"How bout we design some jutsu for you to try and train- I don't have time to train you myself today, but we can plan out your key technique- your key signature move. I think we can really work on your aura game."


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Post by Chiaki » Fri May 20, 2022 1:21 pm

She nodded, knowing that her way was a bit slower, but the last time that she had tried to just create a cloak was… disastrous. She had given herself a nervous tick for a week because she hadn’t been able to keep the Raiton from going into her skin. It felt like a hundred thousand beetles crawling all over her.

Luckily she couldn’t hear his thoughts about her underwhelming helmet.

She nodded at the slower assessment, it just helped her think of it like a garment, rather than just a sheet of lightning since she didn’t know how it was supposed to hang off of her or anything. She continued to study his Raiton and realized something. He didn’t weave hand seals. She was actually more floored by that than anything. And compared to her Temple Priests and Priestesses, he was so fast! It wasn’t like there was anything that was slowing him down. He just thought it and it happened.

She opened her mouth to ask him a question when his arm got blown off.

Just… blown off.

By his clone.

Chiaki’s mouth gaped, as did some of the onlookers and she started to run toward him when he picked up his arm and reattached it like it was nothing. She stopped dead in her tracks, a look of worry, turning to confusion, then to fascination. “How did you do that-cha?” She looked between him, and his arm, and then back to him.

Then she turned her attention back to what he was saying. It was a good bit of advice, to be sure. Speeding people up, perhaps a shield that would give them extra strength… She nodded along and asked “What about a shield that can heal them while it is active. That would have been very beneficial for Ren in the last fight. He was a sitting target for the opposing ninja during the last mission, as you well know-cha.” She blushed, as he had read all of their reports it seemed.

“Wow..” She looked at the ground and stepped on the air as if it were the floor. “This is a neat experience-cha.”

She nodded eagerly, “Yes, let’s design some jutsu.” She took out a scroll and a pen from her side-pocket, “What are some ideas that you have besides those that have been voiced so far?” She had written ‘defensive justu, fast, instant, able to give to other people. Perhaps Kyoukan tethering to shield others?’ She showed him her scrawled hand-writing.

“And what do you mean ‘my aura game’-cha?” She smiled a brillant smile at him and giggled, “It’s enough that you’re taking an interest and helping me develop my skills. Thank you very much-cha!”

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Post by Taiga » Sat May 21, 2022 9:14 am

Man, he never got tired of the arm trick. Sometimes it came in handy too... no pun intended. His memory drifted to when he and Banri engaged Lady Murakami and her men at one of the pivotal points of the Lightning Country Civil War- known by many historians as the Kumo Civil War given the village's heavy involvement. That time, Lady Murakami, aided by one Raijin, blew his arm off but he used it as a bomb. Heh. He grinned ear to ear with the same, stupid shit-eating grin he'd always had since he was a young boy... though the seriousness of his role had often left him unable to have it. Truth be told he even had techniques to program his fingers to move, such that they could execute actions should his arm be severed. Hayate truly was underrated in the annals of history when it came to his ability to invent jutsu. After all, he had mastered all five elements.

The Raikage canceled any jutsu he had before dropping himself to a crouched position on the ground, prepared to lecture and use his head a little.

"I have an unreasonable amount of chakra, decently high endurance, and a birth defect that causes chakra to pour out of my tenketsu at all times. Couple that with the Starforce power I inherited from Akino and well. My body heals like crazy fast. Even faster if my limbs can be reattached. " he said as he flexed his arms. "There are many ways to go about this kind of healing though- and I am certainly not the best shinobi alive at that- for that you'd want to seek out Saigo, a hermit who lives in Konohagakure..." Hayate said trailing off.

"Anyhow, uh... I got a lot of jutsu ideas I suppose but when it comes to protecting your team I think auras will give you the most bang for your buck without going for outright firepower yourself, or outright defense. I imagine if you get real good at Iijutsu and Raiton you could even do sorta a, shocky thing. like fizzle shock yanno, restart peoples hearts who just died." the Raikage said as he gestured with his hands and made sound effects. He'd sound increasingly stupid the more he spoke. Perhaps this was why when people thought of ninjutsu experts of scholarly men he wasn't always at the top of the list- and likely Hito of the sand was ranked higher. Hayate was more a natural genius with good instinct than a genius... genius.

He scratched his chin.

"Uh, I'm of the mind that it's better and more chakra efficient, to avoid injuries... so beyond auras, there's things you can do with other elements to help keep everyone safe. You mention Jikiton- maybe you can make a repellent magnetic aura around people that causes kunai, shuriken, and other metal based projectiles common on the battlefield to propel off of them... oh wait that's another aura."

Truth be told, he had a massive arsenal of jutsu but they were all predominantly of the killing kind. His finger scratched at his chin with a little more speed as his thoughts went deeper.

"What about ninpou that just yanks on your bonds. You could yank people out of harm's way by retracting your bonds back into you. Heck, I dunno if the Kyoukan can put bonds on inanimated objects but that sounds kinda useful period." he said before standing back up.... he could keep going on, but honestly it was probably better to help her design and master one thing for now.


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Post by Chiaki » Sat May 21, 2022 11:20 am

The spectators finally decided to leave after murmuring words of approval at the two of the shinobi. They sounded like the buzzing of flies to her ears that were only for the Raikage for now. He explained his ability to heal and her interest fizzled out. Sure it would be useful for her to know if she were ever in a tight bind, but that wasn’t her focus for now. Better to table it for the moment.

“Saigo.” She nodded, “I’ll see if he has been able to transfer that power to anyone else besides himself." She scrawled his name in the margins and wrote ‘regeneration?’ next to his name.

“Outright defense would be my first choice-cha.” She nodded at him as he talked and explained the jutsu that she could use. “An external defibrillator-cha?” She motioned with her hands and channeled a bit of raiton into them, making a popping noise, “Like this but more widespread right-cha?”

“I wonder whether or not that would work for rehibilitative purposes and if it would be able to be used to revitalize people who are able to be stabilized long enough for my jutsu to work on their wounds. The real problem that I have is that I can’t make something from nothing. I need some way of making cells or borrowing cells from the surrounding wildlife or organic life-cha.” She nodded. She had thought about the process of defibrillation and knew that it wouldn’t help someone who had passed on from bloodloss, or disease, or any other such injury without actually helping the process that made them die in the first place.

The human body was a bit more complicated.

“I’ve been thinking of a technique to make everything stop within inches of my comrades like kunai, shrapnel, and the like from hitting them, so that they can use the projectiles themselves.” She clutched her free hand and stared at it, “I don’t know whether it will work, but maybe they could catch them and toss them back with their strength. If I focus on the defensive aspect, ultimate defense that is, then they could focus on offense-cha."

“Yanking on my bonds such as like a puppeteer does-cha?” She made a couple of hand-seals and tied a tether to him, yanking on his arm, her own came up. “This is the problem so far with that-cha.” She shrugged, “Maybe like a Jikiton jutsu to root me in one spot so that me and my ally don’t both go flying-cha?”

Then he mentioned linking herself to inanimate objects and she nodded, “I was thinking about that too. Maybe if I could figure out what Kami reside inside certain objects I could tether myself to them-cha.” She put that idea down as well and sighed, “What do you think about a dojutsu for seeing the ailments of my allies in battle, and outside for that matter?” She looked up at him and shrugged, “I was thinking that would help with a more pinpoint accuracy for my healing jutsu-cha.”

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Post by Taiga » Sun May 22, 2022 12:34 am

With the training fields thining out as everyone returned back to their own training, walks, and whatever it was that brought them there, Hayate used the silence and more to speak a little more frankly. He nodded. "Even if he cannot- Saigo is probably the strongest medical ninja to have ever lived... dark past or not." Saigo, for all the atonement he had done, was still an ex-criminal who had experimented on people and done horrors... though, in Hayate's elder age he had learned to be more forgiving. After all, many viewed I'm in a similar light for having kicked off the war. At times dark things were a necessity, and for all the bad Banri was, he had driven that lesson into Hayate.

When the girl noted outright defense was her first choice, he smiled softly with a nod. That was precisely the best way to be. She also was showing her own natural genius. Indeed, Chiaki was a bright girl and likely, along with Mariya, Ren, and Furumi... the future of the village. Hayate listened as she took his ideas and went with it, though explained it wouldn't be enough in itself. He couldn't argue that and it made sense.

"Perhaps it can be used to stimulate muscles, even offensively. I wonder if you could make someone walk themselves out of danger for example, despite being knocked out, by utilizing the electricity to move their muscles for them..." he said with a slight chuckle. "I'm not sure anyone has hit that level of control yet- but now I'm wondering if maybe I should try that jutsu myself!" he said as he snapped his finger creating a small spark, then, waving his opposite finger, moved it around in the air like it was plaything, before letting it shoot up into the sky and fizzle out into the ether.

Her talk about organic cells however interested him.

"I've heard about some mysterious sage mode- something about natural energy and drawing it in from our surroundings in nature. It's mainly legend and myth... well, my prodigy Hayasu had been able to use it at some point and became a monkey sage but who knows where he is, and to be honest, I'm not sure the extent of his abilities or whether or not his "natural chakra manipulation" lived up to the legends or the myths since it's been a decade since I last saw him..." Hayate said with a pained looked. When Hayasu needed him most he had been gone- never there for him. He had pushed his own student away.

His sad look lasted a moment before he pulled himself back to the current conversation.

"I don't think doujutsu can just be made easily- but I also believe the Kyoukan can do that with bonds already, so maybe you could just increase the power of your bonds to get that? Honestly though, the thing I am most interested in is definitely you're jikiton idea. That is actually extremely clever." he said with a smile. The idea of stopping then allowing her allies to reuse her opponents weapons as their own was very, very clever. This was definitely a Chuunin to keep an eye on.


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Picking the Raikage's brains: A Chuunin's aspirations!

Post by Chiaki » Sun May 22, 2022 5:42 pm

"Dark past-cha?" Her curiosity was piqued. She hadn't heard of Saigo before, as she was living basically in a temple, under a rock, and didn't have any knowledge of the current events of the village hidden in the clouds, nor of the countryside that wasn’t in the immediate vicinity of her temple. There were people that went to and from the Temple that brought news, but she wasn’t particularly fond of large crowds, nor of visitors so she kept herself cloistered away from news of the time.

“I think that might be alright to use, especially when my comrades are unconscious, the problems that I have with using a jutsu like that is that usually the body shuts down in response to either lack of nourishment, energy, or to protect itself from hurting itself more than it already is-cha.” She motioned to her leg, “So let’s say I pass out from the pain of a broken femur. Now, theoretically I could make myself walk on it, but it would only create bone-spurs, bone fragments, I might puncture the femoral artery and die of internal bloodloss-cha.” She frowned, her eyes cast to the paper in thought. “But in my case on my last mission, I had just used too much chakra. My body was still able to move. For those teammates it would work-cha.”

She grinned at the Raikage, the grin of a cheeky Chuunin who thinks she knows everything and thinks that she understands the world, “If you were to use a jutsu like that you would have to make sure that your raiton chakra was pinpoint accurate, that you understood not only the function of the muscles, but their limitations. If you use too much chakra, you just make them spasm, could tear the tendons clean from the bones, and then you’re just left with a completely immobile person, who will need to undergo some sort of surgical procedure to make sure that their muscles are stapled or sewn back into the bone, or even glued back in. I’ve seen the procedure-cha.” She paused in her rambling, making a worried frown, “Sometimes the staples don’t hold, or the muscles are too taut to be put back into place, and the person is left completely lame or without use of their biceps. That is the type of damage that I want to be able to heal-cha.”

“I was thinking of trying to figure out what the commonality between all the cells are, so that I can reform the nucleus into other cells, think about it. We are able to make cells for our skin daily, we are even able to regenerate great parts of ourselves, but the cells that are precious, that control the CNS or central nervous system are rare, we only produce like 1-3 a day, and over the course of our lives they can become damaged or unresponsive. To be able to make those cells and transplant them from the things around us, like grass or other plants which will not die if we borrow from them, or the leaves from the trees? That would be something marvelous and miraculous-cha.” She pulled at some grass, tearing it in half. The grass wasn’t any the worse for it and she held it out for him to see, “This would represent the entirety of the CNS cells that you are able to produce in about a hundred years. Just this handful of grass." She blew it away and it danced on the wind.

“I don’t think they can be either, but I am able to get vitals from my tendrils already-cha.” She made a couple of hand-seals, “You’re at 100% for your pulse, bloodpressure, and other physical vitals, but at about 50-80% for your mental health-cha.” She rattled it off as if she were saying that the sky was blue or that the grass she had pulled up was green. She looked back down to the paper and then back up to him. “So do you want to help me with at least the basic basics of Jikiton?” She grinned at him, a playful and youthful smile playing on her lips and dancing behind her eyes.

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