Somewhere in the Nara Woods of the Hidden Leaf Village a man was stretching. His majestic, pale legs practically glowed as the stray beams of light that pierced the thick canopy overhead struck them, his scandalously short training shorts doing little to cover them. The man’s bare torso radiated a powerful paleness as well as he tapped from foot to foot almost playfully, warming up muscles still stiff with the morning’s stillness. He groaned and raised his arms to the sky, his wrists adorned with fuzzy sweatbands. Another matching band stretched around his head to keep the sweat from his thin eyes. After a few minutes the man, satisfied with his stretchiness, unzipped a canvas gym bag and pulled out a rather battered looking jambox. He placed it on a nearby stump and flipped it on.
It was time to cut loose.
As much as Tousha wanted to dive into something he was more comfortable with, he knew better than anyone that his earth release skills needed some work. The Bannin's unique and versatile chakra nature made it possible to use the five basic releases but that didn't mean they all came easy. Katon, Raiton and Fuuton seemed second nature to him now, after years of training and execution in the field. But for whatever reason Doton and Suiton never interested him much. They just didn't feel the same, not as cathartic. Tousha was certain he was missing something, and now that he was back home the Nara was determined to track down that illusive feeling of satisfaction.
He'd begin with learning one of the fundamental Doton techniques, a jutsu commonly introduced to students still in the Academy. The Bannin unfurled a sizeable scroll he'd borrowed from the Academy's bloated stockroom and studied the proper hand seals required to perform the jutsu. Simple enough considering a technique of this rank didn't require more than a few seals. The man practiced the seals, his hands forming the intricate patterns with mechanical efficiency. After a few practice runs and adding the combination of seals to his ever growing repertoire of Ninjutsu, Tousha shook out his shoulders and started gathering chakra.
The Nara rounded off the seals with an earned ease, his hands practically buzzing with the speed of each movement. Tousha could feel his chakra take shape inside his body, the nature of earth practically becoming solid and tangible. He crouched low and placed his open palms on the ground, channeling that chakra into the dirt and earth. With an ease that surprised even Tousha the earth molded to his will and a simple but solid wall of stone jutted from the ground. He noticed the edges weren't as straight as he'd like, and that it was thinner in parts than others, but for a first attempt the man was pleased.
Tousha would complete the technique a half dozen more times. The perfectionist he was, Tousha believed that if he was going to do something he'd look good doing it. When the wall's edges became crisp and sharp and its thickness even from top to bottom, Tousha nodded in satisfaction and made his way back tot he scroll.
After performing the correct hand seals the user will form a solid stone wall up to 5 meters away from them at a speed of 6. The wall has a strength of 4 and is 3x3x1 meters large.