Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Servant, and Iza

User avatar
Director
Konoha OOC
Konoha OOC
Posts: 2960
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:00 pm
Location: Please return to Georgia, United States, North America, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, some where in the fucking universe

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Director » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:33 pm

Today was a spectacle for all Konoha villagers. There was a Chuunin exam a brewing, and plenty of prospective Genin looking to grow. There would be some hearts broken, but the Will of Fire to only grow stronger and brighter flames. On this fateful day it'd be Nikuya, and the Hokage's son, Yozei. So the crowd was larger than usual to see how he'd fare. Not only that but the examiners were kept a secret until the actual minute of the match. There had been renovations to the Chuunin exam arena and now the doors were electric powered. The crowds chanted and cheered as exam after exam progressed until it came down to Yozei's and Nikuya's exam. They'd have a few minutes to talk and chat as the last exam finished up before their time came to step into the arena. Everyone would be able to see just how far they came as shinobi.

Their waiting room would be a windowless practically locker room like area that had benches, water stations, and snacks for them to prep for their fight. They wouldn't be able to see the arena before their match, and they wouldn't be able to get the specs of it. They'd have to formulate a rough gameplay, and figure out the conditions they were fighting in as they stepped in.
Awai, FanhoShow
Awai Fanho [b][color=#682860]
Hiton, Advanced Hiton, Sensory, Jikukan, Storage & Force Fuuin, Augment Fuuin, Charge Fuuin, Advanced Channeling
Konoha Smash
Konohagakure No SatoJouninNin: 40 Tai: 35 Gen: 27 Stam: 50 Cont: 50 Streng: 35 Sped: 45 Inst: 35 Mamorinuku
#TaylorSwiftReputation

User avatar
Servant
Posts: 1596
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Servant » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:23 pm

Niku's nerves were getting the better of her as she sat, waiting for her turn. Her leg was shaking at a quick, but steady pace. The pair had already been warned that their time was coming soon, so Niku had done some warm up exercises; now she was stretching. Yozei was there, waiting as well. She was a bit of a social butterfly, so she was, at the very least, familiar with practically all the genin in Konoha. While there were too many to count, Niku had likely heard their name or seen them train at some point in the her tenure as a genin. Yozei, however, fell into a slightly different group; they'd met once and briefly sparred with a third genin, until Niku royally screwed up, taking an explosion to the face. To say that Niku felt she had something to prove to Yozei would be accurate, if not slightly understated. Of course, she also wanted to prove her mettle and worth to the Konoha higher ups as well, to prove her grandfather's Iaido wasn't just some minor country swordplay, but that it would could work well even against the shinobi of a great village, like Konoha.

The young kunoichi had dreamed of this day ever since she'd watched her first chuunin exam. She had still been an Academy student at the time, but it had left an impression. The idea that you and a couple of your teammates get to show the entire village how much you've grown really spoke to Niku and she just hoped that she'd avoid a fiasco like the last time she'd met Yozei. She'd been a little cocky then, but she'd grown since then. She was more aware of what her fellow shinobi were capable of and understood her own limitations better as well.

Turning to Yozei, she asked "So should we discuss tactics or anything? " While the kunoichi had gone over some personal tactics, she was sure that part of the exam was showing how well you can work with fellow shinobi, even those you may not have predesigned tactics with or strong bonds. She remembered Yozei utilized doton to create an armor for himself, she was also aware of Yozei's sword, a finely crafted katana which he, undoubtedly, had with him in the waiting room. While her mind played through various ways of utilizing both of their skills to the fullest (though she admittedly wasn't aware of his skills), she failed to consider who may be their examiner. Their skills, surely, would play a part in the upcoming exam...

User avatar
Izanagi
Hokage
Hokage
Posts: 2696
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Izanagi » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:25 pm

Truthfully Yozei was also quite nervous about the impending exam. He had excelled in the academy and make strong progress as a Genin, only holding the rank for a year up to this point. There was a lot riding on his success in the exam. He wanted to catch up to Kotaru and prove that he too could attain true power and so too did he want to have more opportunities to see Suzume and take missions outside of the village. He had done his own warm-up exercise and light stretches, sitting on a bench now eating an apple to hopefully quell the nerves that seemed to upset his stomach. He would look at the floor and breathe deeply between bites. To make matters worse he knew that the crowd was exceptionally packed this year and it was largely because they wanted to see how he performed. If he failed or even struggled it would reflect poorly on his father and haunt him for years to come he was sure of it. It was enough to make him doubt if he was truly ready. He had sparred with several Genin and seemed to easily outclass them but did that really mean he was good enough to be promoted to Chunin? After seeing the ability Kotaru possessed in his recent trip to Fur Country he felt incredibly weak.

As Niku addressed him however these thoughts washed away. The auburn-haired boy loved to strategize, he often thought several steps ahead of his opponents and blended caution with boldness and power. He knew a little of Nikuya, after all for some time she had been on the same team as his sister. “Yeah” he agreed resolutely, looking up to meet the girls eyes. “You’ve seen some of my ability with Doton. I can also create a dust screen for cover and earth clone’s but my true specialty is Katon. I’m not as skilled in Kenjutsu as I’d like to be but I can hold my own in close quarters using flames to enhance my blade. I also know a variety of fireball jutsu to attack from a mid range. You’re a kenjutsu specialist right? If you attack with hit and run tactics I can time my fireballs to keep you out of harms way, just keep alert out there. If need be I can back you up close to, we just have to be careful not to get in each other’s way so being aware of each others position at all times will be essential.” He explained. It would all come down to how well the two of them could anticipate each other’s movements and attacks. “We can’t afford to be complacent though. I think we should keep up pressure on our opponent at all times but tread carefully until we know what kind of opponent we’re facing. I’ll definitely keep my distance at first and try to expose any weaknesses in our proctor’s defenses.” He informed her. Hopefully what he was saying made sense, it was a bit of a fine line between overaggressive resulting in being injured right off the bat or being too passive and allowing one’s opponent to lead the tempo.
Natsuki Takeo - Hokage of the Leaf
Karagata Shinjiro - Kiri Special Jounin; Jinchuuriki
Natsuki Yozei- Konoha Genin
Takeda Ichiro - D-Rank Waterfall Country

User avatar
Servant
Posts: 1596
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Servant » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:37 pm

"Yes, kenjutsu for life," a slight chuckle escaping through her mouth. She then listened to Yozei's words and advice. It certainly seemed like he had things figured out, he seemed a lot more confident than Niku felt. She realized that she didn't lack confidence in her abilities, but in her ability to perform up to her abilities. She didn't fear that she lacked the strength, she feared that she'd be unable to show her strength. This realization made her feel better, though it hadn't really changed how she intended to approach the exam. As Yozei mentioned being aware of each other and remaining out of each other's way, she was instantly glad that she'd been training in Skitter Step. The style was designed to heighten awareness so she was sure she'd have little trouble in that regard.

"Yeah, distance at first sounds good. We don't want to rush into our proctor's sweet spot if we can avoid it," she responded, finally realizing that at least one other person would be involved in this exam. That was, she realized, something you couldn't necessarily plan for: there was no way to know what your proctor was capable of until you got out there are they showed you. Even then, there's likely to be something up their sleeve. There was the off chance that it was someone you knew and had trained with, but even then, they were likely to have skills that you hadn't seen. However, there was one thing she considered but was worried about voicing. This is purposely designed to allow genin to show off their skills: the proctor is unlikely to rush in and knock us out before we do anything, right? I might have time to use Acceleration... she mulled over the possibility, still undecided.

"I'll try to use my speed to circle around the proctor at first, dividing his attention and attacking from two sides may help with that," Niku suggested in regards to finding their proctor's weakness.

User avatar
Izanagi
Hokage
Hokage
Posts: 2696
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Izanagi » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:14 pm

Yozei smiled warmly, he had always been good with planning and tactics. There had been a lot of instruction on combat tactics back when he was being instructed on the way of the Samurai. So much of it was focused on learning history that at that age there had been little more than the basics taught in the way of practical skills. As a shinobi and son of the Hokage he continued to plan carefully and develop his tactics, utilizing a growing arsenal of techniques to his advantage. His concern was the opposite, what if his tactics weren’t enough? What if he simply lacked the raw strength to excel? It seemed fortunate that the two had been paired together. If they could lean on each other and utilize each of their strengths to their advantage they would surely make for a formidable team. There was a lot riding on them to have that natural chemistry and intuition. At least the pair got along well enough in a social setting but who knew how that would translate into combat without proper training sessions. Alas however there was no time for that.

The auburn-haired teenager nodded, glad that she agreed with the basics of the plan and had some input of her own. She seemed to have good composure and enough determination. He was interested in seeing just how far she had come since the time they had sparred. Back then he had taken her out with a single explosive tag. She would have to be able to endure far more than that if she was going to pull her weight. For the moment however he wasn’t overly concerned about that. He had a good feeling about Nikuya and trusted that she would play her part well. “Alright then. I suppose that settles it. No sense waiting around any longer. Let’s get out there and show them what we’ve got!” he said with a grin, standing and waiting for Niku to join him before extending his hand for a fist bump. “We’ll win and advance. Both of us!” he vowed, his cerulean blue eyes gleaming with optimism and determination. With that he would lead the way to the entrance of the arena, opening one of the doors and holding it for Nikuya like the gentleman that he was, following closely behind to see just what was in store for them.
Natsuki Takeo - Hokage of the Leaf
Karagata Shinjiro - Kiri Special Jounin; Jinchuuriki
Natsuki Yozei- Konoha Genin
Takeda Ichiro - D-Rank Waterfall Country

User avatar
Director
Konoha OOC
Konoha OOC
Posts: 2960
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:00 pm
Location: Please return to Georgia, United States, North America, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, some where in the fucking universe

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Director » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:24 pm

As the two entered the arena they'd be ushered in with a roar from the crowd. It was quite full, everyone piling in to see the Hokage's son take his Chuunin exam. Albeit they all desired to see what the upcoming Genin had going for them, large part the crowd's size and noise was due to the celebrity in their midst. As they entered the arena they fount it to be quite large, in-fact larger than from the outside. It was one of Konoha's many arenas that was terraformed by the Senju to fit the needs of what the proctors decided it should be. The arena measured easily 100x100x100m with high rise walls protecting the stadium goers. A fuuinjutsu was scrawled on the walls bolstering them to near unbreakable strengths so that way the battle wouldn't spill out. The arena was filled with many stone plateaus rising to a max height of 30m tall and rocks with a river flowing through the middle.

The size was to give the genin a chance to plan, lure, ambush, and implement the skills they knew. As they stepped into the arena the announcer gave a brief explanation of what the Chuunin exams represented, those participating would be demonstrating their skills to the panel judges, and the genin should give it their all. With final lucks and wishes upon the genin, the exams begin, and they started off with a bang. As the genin started two large stone plateaus near them exploded from some tags hidden on the back as it blasted large debris and rocks towards the duo. Up on-top of one of the plateaus stood their target draped in a dark black coat that contrasted against the red clay stone plateaus, and the proctor wore a dark blue featureless ANBU like mask that hid their identity. With his first move dealt, he would see how the duo would react.
Awai, FanhoShow
Awai Fanho [b][color=#682860]
Hiton, Advanced Hiton, Sensory, Jikukan, Storage & Force Fuuin, Augment Fuuin, Charge Fuuin, Advanced Channeling
Konoha Smash
Konohagakure No SatoJouninNin: 40 Tai: 35 Gen: 27 Stam: 50 Cont: 50 Streng: 35 Sped: 45 Inst: 35 Mamorinuku
#TaylorSwiftReputation

User avatar
Servant
Posts: 1596
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Servant » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:41 pm

The young kunoichi nodded as the two genin headed out for their exam. As her concentration rose for the coming challenge, her nerves lessened. It wasn't something she could control, but Niku had been training for this day for a long time and her training was taking over, pushing the concern and nervousness out of her mind and body. Even as she walked, she noticed her body loosening up and feeling more comfortable to control. It was like some invisible weight had been removed from her body and she was now able to move as she'd been trained to move.

The roar of the crowd, however, brought some of that tightness back. Niku had been to chuunin exams before and they weren't usually this crowded. Oh, she thought, her head nodding in realization. they're probably here to see Yozei, the heir apparent of the great Hokage. She wasn't sure if she should be relieved that this massive crowd wasn't really here to see her or if she should be more nervous that she could cause Yozei to fail and upset the entire crowd. It was definitely a mix of emotions as she took in the arena. Hmm, pillars of stone, rivers, rocks, there's lots of room; that's for sure. she mused, her eyes trying to take everything in.

Hearing the announcer wish the best to the genin made Niku realize that the whole thing was about to get started. Rather than playing the long game, Niku decided that she wanted to start off strong. So she took a moment as the announcer was finishing up to focus her body and then released it almost at the same time as the proctor set off the explosives. Whether on purpose or not, this was a strong reminder of how Niku had failed in the spar with Yozei previously - chunks of earthen debris rushing towards Niku. This time, however, Niku wasn't as close and was more able to react thanks to the training she'd undergone since then.

While she wanted to ensure that Yozei was safe, she had faith that he could handle himself. Besides, if she spent all her time helping him or trying to help him, they'd never be able to get off the defensive. Looking towards the incoming debris, Niku determined that she was better off going right and she moved accordingly. She hoped to avoid the larger chunks by escaping to the outside of the debris and she was mostly successful, rushing through some small chunks and dust. Every step she made rang through her ears, as did the crashing of chunks of earth with the wall or ground. The colors from the arena were brighter and more easily decipherable. She could make out the cheers of the crowd, even catching a whiff and beef from some who'd decided to bring a snack to the festivities. Despite the rush of stimuli, Niku had trained for this and was able to properly sort the information based on its usefulness. At this moment, the proctor's location, atop one of the plateaus, was most relevant though she wasn't sure how to get to him with his raised position. She wanted to take cover, but she also couldn't ignore the fact that he may have other traps placed throughout the arena. Assuming a rock or plateau was mundane had proven to be her downfall in her fight with Yozei, she didn't intend to make the same mistake again. For the moment, she just kept moving around the outside of the arena, hoping to place the proctor between herself and Yozei.
JutsuShow
*[Skitter Step • Senses Open]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
The main jutsu of the Skitter Step, Senses Open does exactly what the name states. The user takes a moment to focus their bodies, then releases it. While in this stance, the users sensory input is increased, allowing them to receive more information quickly. This causes a +2 in Taijutsu, and a +4 in speed, but a -3 in Ninjutsu and -3 in Control. This stance will remain in effect until deactivated by [Stop]. Practitioners of this technique will find themselves fidgetting and constantly moving, which can make it difficult for them to use this style while on stealth missions.

User avatar
Izanagi
Hokage
Hokage
Posts: 2696
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Izanagi » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:12 pm

Yozei had felt mostly confident and calm in the waiting room but entering the arena and taking in the sheer size of it and the roar of the crowd and he couldn’t help but feel this might have been more of an undertaking than he had prepared for. He knew he was among the top Genin of the village but he didn’t really possess any kind of extraordinary ability or talent. The crowd was surely expecting greatness from him and for a moment he wondered if defeating the proctor alone would even be enough to earn their approval. He was expected to put on a show and make it worth the money they all spent on this spectacle. It was something he hadn’t considered in any great depth, up until this point he had been focused only on a simple goal, the actual logistics of the exam and not this additional pressure that he now felt.

Despite the anxiety he now felt the young Genin kept his eyes up, assessing the arena they had entered. It was far larger than anything he had anticipated, adding another layer to the challenge. There were now many environmental factors to consider and more opportunity for strategy on both sides. “This terrain seems to favor someone like my father; a tracker skilled in elemental ninjutsu and ambush tactics. It’s possible our opponent may be weaker in close combat” he speculated. Of course in this way the proctor would not be similar to his father though their opponent was supposed to be a Chunin and therefore would surely have more weaknesses than someone as versatile as the Hokage.

Yozei had to think quickly if he wanted to perform any jutsu right out of the gates and came to the conclusion that there was no real disadvantage to starting off with his earthen armor. He had to expect attacks from anywhere and having a little extra protection would come in handy and once in place the armor wouldn’t require any extra chakra to maintain. Channelling chakra throughout his body the armor would begin to manifest around him. Slowly his clothes would be encased in finely detailed stone that resembled the piled plates and designs of ornate samurai armor, including even a helmet and shoulder guards. He would still have access to the sword at the left side of his hip as well as his weapons pouches filled with kunai and other such shinobi gear. His eyes, nose and mouth would remain uncovered as would his fingers though the backs of his hands would be protected by stone.

As the armor was manifesting however the pair of Genin were welcomed by explosions of rock. The pair of pillars collapsed as the midsections were projected towards them in a moderately powerful explosion. Niku was a few steps ahead of him, quick on her feet and agile he followed her lead as she rushed off to the right. He knew the importance of sticking together, such an attack was great for splitting up opponents and causing confusion to take advantage of but Yozei wouldn’t allow their proctor to claim such an advantage. He would move swiftly himself, running behind Niku as his armor completed around him. A few chunks of earth would strike him though the blows were grazing and had little effect with the relatively strong armor that he had in place. With the adrenaline that coursed through his body with this sudden attack he didn’t even feel or notice the glancing blows. His ears were ringing and there was some dust in the air but he kept his focus and stayed close to his partner, moving out of the path of the debris and scanning his surroundings once more to see the proctor standing atop another colum. The mask he wore left an unsettling feeling in his stomach, it certainly reinforced the impression that this was no ordinary Chunin they were facing though they still hadn’t actually seen any of his abilities. “The way that explosion activated, that wasn’t Doton ninjutsu, just explosive tags or maybe a Fuuinjutsu seal” he assessed, ever quick on the analysis. Understanding their opponent’s talent and fighting style would be crucial in determining a strategy for success. With that small input he noted that Niku continued to run in a wide arc. The Genin nodded to himself, understanding her plan. Splitting up on their own terms was something he could work with. She was faster than him and more easily able to get around behind their opponent.

He would therefore attempt to keep the proctor’s attention on himself and further discover his fighting style and any weaknesses he might have. Tossing a tagged kunai at the man with 8 Strength and Speed he would rush for cover, darting behind another stone plateau as he peered around the edge and formed the handseal to detonate the explosive tag as it came within effective range of his opponent. He would be able to glimpse how the man defended against the rather straightforward attack and discern some more information about him. Next he would form a very brief set of seals, manifesting an earth clone in front of him which he would attach 3 explosive seals onto its back before flowing chakra into the ground and sinking into the earth leaving behind only his clone who pressed its back against the column it hid behind and waited. For now Yozei would stick to Doton ninjutsu and cautious tactics until he could figure out how his opponent fought. Once he was more confident in a strategy then he could really turn up the heat.
Jutsu UsedShow
[Earth Element • Samurai Armor]
C-Ranked Ninjutsu
Channelling chakra throughout one’s body the user will encase themselves in a semi-malleable rock armor. The rock takes on the appearance of an ornate samurai battle armor, complete with a removable helmet as well as shoulder guards. The many tiles overlap and cover his arms, chest and legs utilizing dark brown coloring and a thinner layer of rock between the tiles and along joints. Though the back of his hands are protected the palms and fingers remain bare. This armor forms at a speed of 5 and possesses 15 strength.

1 Tagged kunai

Chakra kai

3 tags on earth clone

[Earth Element • Earth Clone]
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After forming the needed hand seals and flooding the ground around them with chakra, the user will cause a clone to materialize out of the ground. The clone is made of rock, and is quite strong and durable, but can only move within a quarter mile of the user. The clone is only able to use taijutsu attacks, and has the following stats: 2 Taijutsu, 4 Stamina, 5 Strength, and 1 Speed.

[Earth Element • Mole Hiding]
C-Rank Ninjutsu
After flooding the earth below them with chakra, the user will submerge into the ground. The user can then dig through the earth with the use of chakra. In the first post, the user may only move into the earth. In the following posts, the user can travel underground, up to 10 meters deep for up to 5 posts before needing to recast the jutsu. The maximum distance the user can travel is 30 meters per use. Additionally, the earth can only be moved at a maximum speed of 10, limiting the user’s speed at which they can travel through the ground. Using this technique does, however, create a tunnel of sorts, allowing the user to create a series of tunnels for various purposes.
Natsuki Takeo - Hokage of the Leaf
Karagata Shinjiro - Kiri Special Jounin; Jinchuuriki
Natsuki Yozei- Konoha Genin
Takeda Ichiro - D-Rank Waterfall Country

User avatar
Director
Konoha OOC
Konoha OOC
Posts: 2960
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:00 pm
Location: Please return to Georgia, United States, North America, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, some where in the fucking universe

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Director » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:44 pm

The masked figure watched as they split up, his expressionless face and shadowed eye slits made it all the more ominous what was going on behind the mask. A lot of times in battle, reading your opponents face was key, but this was going to be no easy feat for the duo. The masked figure watched as the two darted to each side with an explosive kunai slung his way from Yozei he quickly darted towards Niku as the kunai exploded where he once was. He aimed to put pressure on Niku as lightning encased his hands as he began to perform a palm strike with his hand glowing blue with ninjutsu ushering a second blast behind the palm strike attempted at Niku's chest. If it made contact she'd fly back a few meters. If he had struck Niku he'd reach back into his pouch and pull a kunai slinging it at Yozei's clone through the arm.
Jutsu UsedShow
Control: 20
Strength: 15
Speed: 20

~Jyuuken :: White Haze Dance
D-rank Nintaijutsu Maneuver
After channelling chakra into their palm, the user will strike harder than usually performed in Jyuuken. While normally the softest touch is enough to inject the chakra to damage the internal structures of the body, this technique is designed to accompany the user's attack with a blast of chakra, throwing those with a strength less than the user's [(strength+control)/2] back 5 meters through the air.
Awai, FanhoShow
Awai Fanho [b][color=#682860]
Hiton, Advanced Hiton, Sensory, Jikukan, Storage & Force Fuuin, Augment Fuuin, Charge Fuuin, Advanced Channeling
Konoha Smash
Konohagakure No SatoJouninNin: 40 Tai: 35 Gen: 27 Stam: 50 Cont: 50 Streng: 35 Sped: 45 Inst: 35 Mamorinuku
#TaylorSwiftReputation

User avatar
Servant
Posts: 1596
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Servant » Mon May 20, 2019 1:03 pm

Niku had listened as Yozei theorized that the proctor could be a tracker skilled in ambushes and elemental ninjutsu. In truth, she wasn't sure how to use that information at the moment, but she pocketed it in case it could be useful later. And while I don't consider myself a tracker, my ability to use both sensor techniques and Skitter Step surely give me a much better idea of my surroundings than most, she thought, hoping those facts would help her avoid an ambush.

Niku kept her eyes and ears open in case the proctor made a move which would cause Niku to need to alter her own plan. She was impressed with Yozei as she could hear his footsteps not far behind her as they made their initial move away from where they'd entered the arena. She wasn't sure how long he could keep up, but the fact that they were moving as a unit did put her mind at ease about having moved without assisting him. Need to have more faith in my fellow genin, she mused as she heard Yozei give out some more analysis of the situation. She nodded her head slightly, in an attempt to indicate to him that she'd heard him. Perhaps someone else set up the arena for him, Niku thought to herself as she noticed Yozei staying back, no doubt in an attempt to allow Niku to move around behind the proctor.

From the corner of her eye, Niku saw Yozei throw a tagged kunai towards the proctor, allowing her to mentally prepare for the upcoming explosion; however, the proctor moved long before the explosion ever went off. She found herself face to mask with the proctor, his hand glowing with chakra. Niku wanted to move away, evade the confrontation altogether, not knowing what he might do or how he may attack, but then her pride kicked in. If I shy away from an upclose battle, the type of combat where I've placed nearly all of my training, then what good am I?

She focused her eyes on the man as his palm came forward, she could see the strike coming. It wasn't too fast for her to handle, she noted, as her right hand drifted down to one of the hilts on her left hip. She focused intently as the strike came towards her chest and she turned her body sideways, allowing her body to move to the side of the outstretching arm, as her hand quickly drew the sword, aiming at her attacker's elbow. Any restraint that she would have had was gone, knowing full well that she couldn't succeed if she held back.
JutsuShow
[Iaido • Amputation Draw]
C-Rank Kenjutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 15 Speed
After stepping up beside the target or sidestepping an attack from the target, Niku will unleash an Iaido draw targeted at the opponent's wrist or elbow. The desire is to amputate the appendage, but targeting the joints can also cause the target problems utilizing their hand if the amputation isn't complete.

User avatar
Izanagi
Hokage
Hokage
Posts: 2696
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Izanagi » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:26 am

As the proctor focused his attention on Niku, Yozei had begun to move underground at a speed of 10, moving towards his teammates last known position, given her superior speed he didn’t anticipate being able to get within range to assist her directly but rather position himself in order to intercept the proctor if he were to retreat from her advance. He maintained a depth of only 2 meters deep so that he could still hear what was going on above ground with only some strain and if there were any notable impacts nearby he would be able to feel a bit of vibration though certainly he would need to develop better sensory abilities in the near future if he were to optimize such a combat tactic. Meanwhile his earth clone would remain relatively well protected behind the sizable stone pillar.

From underground Yozei could hear the faint crackling of electricity and that was the sound he aimed to home in on. He wasn’t sure exactly what was going on but from his understanding Niku was a taijutsu specialist with limited Doton ninjutsu so surely this was the work of their opponent. The issue now was delivering a surprise attack that wouldn’t also endanger Nikuya. He knew she was fast and had good awareness of her surroundings, perhaps it would be time to put that to the test. At this point Yozei was still about 5-10 meters away from them, it sounded as if the two were in close proximity but the proctors back should have been to Yozei’s position and if he were to retreat from Nikuya’s Iaido techniques, leaping backwards seemed a probable option. And so Yozei would do all that he could do and take a leap of faith and see how his plan panned out. Forming handseals he would inhale slowly before exhaling an array of fireballs that would burst through the ground on a 45 degree angle, blasting chunks of stone into the air and sending forth an array of basketball sized flames that would advance with 15 Speed and Strength for a total distance of 20 meters. He hoped at the very least his jutsu would serve as a useful distraction.
Jutsu UsedShow
[Katon • Mythical Fire Phoenix]
C-Rank Ninjutsu
Prerequisite: 15 Ninjutsu
After performing the needed hand seals, the user draws in a deep breath before emitting it in the form of a series of 6 fireballs, about the size of a basketball at a speed of 15 and strike with a combined impact of 15 while also inflicting burns and spreading flames. The ninja can also hurl a projectile, which is covered in these same flames. To the opponent, the attack appears to be only the balls of flame, they do not see the hidden threat within the flames. Even if the flames are put out, the projectiles still converge on the target. The flames can be used to cover different projectiles like shuriken or kunai. The flames can travel up to 20 meters before dissipating.
Natsuki Takeo - Hokage of the Leaf
Karagata Shinjiro - Kiri Special Jounin; Jinchuuriki
Natsuki Yozei- Konoha Genin
Takeda Ichiro - D-Rank Waterfall Country

User avatar
Director
Konoha OOC
Konoha OOC
Posts: 2960
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:00 pm
Location: Please return to Georgia, United States, North America, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, some where in the fucking universe

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Director » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:55 pm

As the proctor's blow neared Niku his hand experienced a disconnect with the body quite literally as his arm took quite the deep gash from the blade before the proctor burst, smoke dissipating into the air. It turned out to be a shadow clone. The fireballs whizzing through the smoke with a big whiff, it was a good cover to see how the two genin would react to a pursuing threat. The proctor stepped out from behind one of the plateaus that exploded earlier from his initial ambush. The kids we're good, working two in one, feeding off each other's reactions. However it was just that, feeding off one another, and not actually knowing how to combo their attacks properly. With the air feeling with an ominous crackling of raiton as the proctor fired off one bullet of raiton towards the earth clone as he stood among the rubble where the duo had ran from the explosions earlier behind them, the raiton and explosions of the tags feeding into itself creating a deafening explosion.

The second raiton bullet was aimed at the ground just a bit behind where the fireballs had emerged from the ground where the proctor assumed Yozei would be lying in wait. He'd root out Niku's support, after all he stayed in the back, and she can't attack and protect him at the same time can she? The sheer explosion of the raiton would blow any cover the earth provided for the young son of the Hokage leaving him open to another attack.
Jutsu Used[bShow
*[Ninjutsu • Shadow Clone Technique][/b] Clone got destroyed
B-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user proceeds to create a number of clones of themselves (maximum is equal to 1/3rd the users stamina). Unlike the Clone Technique, these clones are actual copies of the user in both appearance and substance. The user's chakra is evenly distributed among every clone, giving each clone an equal fraction of the user's overall power. The clones are capable of performing jutsu on their own and can even bleed, but they will usually disperse after one or two solid blows. The clones will be created in roughly the same condition as the original and any experience the clones gain during their existence is transferred to the user once they are dispersed. Given that the clones are an exact replica of the user, they share the same stats except for stamina, which is determined by the number of clones presently in effect.

]*Raiton • Golden Birds
C-ranked Raiton Jutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user creates two orbs of lightning the size of basketballs slightly above their head. They are then able to direct these orbs at a speed of 10 at their will, however they may not move while doing this. These orbs cannot leave a 40m diameter around the user, and detonate with the power of a single explosive tag each on contact with a solid. These orbs last a maximum of 4 posts, and may be self destructed at any moment in their lifespan at the user's will.
Awai, FanhoShow
Awai Fanho [b][color=#682860]
Hiton, Advanced Hiton, Sensory, Jikukan, Storage & Force Fuuin, Augment Fuuin, Charge Fuuin, Advanced Channeling
Konoha Smash
Konohagakure No SatoJouninNin: 40 Tai: 35 Gen: 27 Stam: 50 Cont: 50 Streng: 35 Sped: 45 Inst: 35 Mamorinuku
#TaylorSwiftReputation

User avatar
Servant
Posts: 1596
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Servant » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:14 pm

Niku felt some resistance from her blade as it made contact with her target, but it disappeared pretty quickly. The puff of smoke was a clear indicator to Niku that whatever she'd just cut was not the actual proctor, causing her some concern. Despite her Opened senses, she wasn't sure where he was, fearing that he may be about to attack her from behind. Before Niku could survey the arena, chunks of earth were sent flying once more. Niku instinctively back stepped a couple meters, though she soon realized that she wouldn't have been in danger had she remained where she'd been. The fireballs were indeed a distraction, though possibly more so to NIku than the proctor. It wasn't until she heard the slight crackling of raiton that Niku realized the fireballs were likely an act from Yozei, her partner.

The young kunoichi quickly located the proctor as he revealed himself (or another shadow clone) and fired his first raiton bullet away from Niku and Yozei, whom she presumed was somewhere underneath her. She wasn't sure what he was aiming at, but she didn't want to give him time to continue doing as he pleased. There was a second raiton bullet, but having seen the first one move, Niku was pretty confident she could avoid it if he targeted her with it. Knowing Yozei was able to act on his own without, so far, putting her into danger, Niku decided to remain on the offensive. She charged to her right, hoping to enact their previous plan of attacking from both sides.

The first explosion occurred, sending more debris into the air. Niku tried to remain focused on the task at hand as she navigated the chunks of earth scattered around the arena as she attempted to place the proctor between herself and Yozei. The second raiton bullet was directed back where Niku had been, at Yozei, no doubt. She only hoped that Yozei would be able to handle it on his own, if he hadn't already moved from his hidden subterranean position. With her still boosted speed, Niku had little trouble moving into position, though she wasn't really sure what to do now.
JutsuShow
Still in effect:
*[Skitter Step • Senses Open]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
The main jutsu of the Skitter Step, Senses Open does exactly what the name states. The user takes a moment to focus their bodies, then releases it. While in this stance, the users sensory input is increased, allowing them to receive more information quickly. This causes a +2 in Taijutsu, and a +4 in speed, but a -3 in Ninjutsu and -3 in Control. This stance will remain in effect until deactivated by [Stop]. Practitioners of this technique will find themselves fidgetting and constantly moving, which can make it difficult for them to use this style while on stealth missions.

User avatar
Izanagi
Hokage
Hokage
Posts: 2696
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Testing The Smarty Pants [Chuunin Exam]

Post by Izanagi » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:07 pm

Yozei waited only a moment or two after firing off his barrage of fireballs, he didn’t hear anything too decisive and thus decided to jump out from the underground tunnel that now had a sizable opening in it. As he emerged he heard the sound of his earth clone exploding as the tags attached to it detonated, “Damn, wasted” he muttered as he turned his attention to the direction of the explosion, just in time to see the lightning bullet heading towards his position. A quick dash was enough to ensure he was out of harms way, even if it had some kind of area effect, one could never be too careful with the paralyzing and diffusing qualities of Raiton. Thus far the young Genin’s preparations and strategies had been falling short but that was to be expected. This was the Chunin exams after all, it wasn’t supposed to be easy. He had prepared for this and knew he needed to remain calm and focused.

Assessing the battlefield quickly as he flanked to the left towards the proctor, Yozei noticed Niku darting in from the right. ‘When did she get so fast?’ he wondered, seeing her movement as a blur. She seemed comparable in speed to his aunt Ayame and she was a Jounin. ‘I have to do better’ he realized. His partner's strength was Taijutsu, his was Ninjutsu. Nikuya was already in position to press the proctor by the time he had closed about half the distance, likely the masked man would attempt to address her first less have a blade strike him down in an instant. Yozei would support his partner by channelling chakra into his hand, manifesting a glowing whip of flames that attached itself to his hand. Thrusting his hand out the whip would propel towards the proctor at 20 speed, aiming to wrap around one of his arms and pull him towards the ground with 20 Strength, all while searing and burning deep into his flesh if it were to connect. This would hopefully prevent him from forming handseals as well as keep him off balance and vulnerable to attacks from Nikuya, potentially being enough to force him to surrender less be killed by the young woman’s deadly kenjutsu. “Take him down Nikuya” Yozei would encourage as he closed in the distance to be only 6 meters away. His whip had a range of 10 meters and was able to be fully controlled for the duration it was active for. It was one of his most powerful jutsu and certainly the most versatile.
Jutsu UsedShow
[color=orangered][Katon • Flame Whip][/color]
B-Rank Ninjutsu
Chanelling chakra into his hand Yozei will manifest a 3-meter long whip of flames that can extend to a maximum length of 10 meters, expanding and retracting at will. The user’s hand will be protected from the flames of the whip which maintains a strength of 20 and can be controlled to a limited extent, able to freely wrap around limbs or objects as well as strike out with 20 Speed. This jutsu lasts for 5 posts and is capable of leaving deep gashes in solid objects, cauterizing wounds, and burning through most materials as well as spreading flames in the wake of each strike.
Jutsu still in effectShow
[Earth Element • Samurai Armor]
C-Ranked Ninjutsu
Channelling chakra throughout one’s body the user will encase themselves in a semi-malleable rock armor. The rock takes on the appearance of an ornate samurai battle armor, complete with a removable helmet as well as shoulder guards. The many tiles overlap and cover his arms, chest and legs utilizing dark brown coloring and a thinner layer of rock between the tiles and along joints. Though the back of his hands are protected the palms and fingers remain bare. This armor forms at a speed of 5 and possesses 15 strength.
Natsuki Takeo - Hokage of the Leaf
Karagata Shinjiro - Kiri Special Jounin; Jinchuuriki
Natsuki Yozei- Konoha Genin
Takeda Ichiro - D-Rank Waterfall Country

REPLY

Return to “Konoha”