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Post by TyDie » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:21 pm

"What do you mean you can't handle an order that big? I have the Ryo, come on man..." Aiya could be heard arguing with a certain smith from pretty much anywhere in the building. It wasn't that she was being loud, it was just a really small shopping space, with most of the building being devoted to an actual forge. The grumpy old man, shirtless with a long bushy white beard and raggedy white hair, simply waved his hammer at her in response. "I told ya lass; Yer askin for upwards of twenty to thirty weapons there. Even if I could manage to make em all, d'you have any idea what that'd do for the rest of me business? I can't just devote to one single job like that, not one that large. Ye'd be lucky to see half of em by the end of the year. Y'need a private smith to hand that many tools of yer trade, and I'm not it."

"Ugh... Can you at least sell me some Kunai and Shuriken then? You at least have the standard fare available I should suspect." With a grump she crossed her arms as the man rolled his eyes, reaching under a counter to produce a few different boxes and pointing to each one. "Shuriken. Makibishi. Kunai. Take yer pick and leave me to help others." The old man would walk away towards another new customer who had walked in during their conversation, while Aiya was left to peruse a series of 'run of the mill' throwing weapons. "Wrinkly jerk... heat from the smithy cooked his brains I bet..."
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Iwagakure no SatoFukusha JinsaiJounin[color=#BF0000][/color]
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Post by Tsedas » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:37 pm

The raised voices could be heard just outside the shop as a white haired youth paused while reaching for the handle. Perking up, he listened for a moment before gripping the handle and silently pulling the door open to the best of his ability. Stepping in, he saw the old smith was busy explaining something about a big order or private smithy for the girl he was talking to. As he closed the door behind him and stepped into the shop, Takamori Jubei browsed the wares on display until the smith was available. Glancing up, he saw the older man gesturing him over and he approached. Meeting at the counter, the bearded weapon forger looked down at Jubei. "Let me guess, here for your sword, Jubei?"

"You'd be correct. I trust a simple bit of maintenance and sharpening wasn't too much out of your day?"" The Genin was given eye roll at the comment before the man reached behind the counter to pluck the cloth wrapped weapon from its perch and set it on the counter. Jubei reached for it but the smith pulled it back before extending his empty hand. "What? Don't trust me to pay?"

"I'd prefer to make sure you have the Ryo first, then you can inspect it."

"Fair enough." Digging through his white robes, Jubei produced a small pouch of Ryo and set it in the man's calloused hand. The sword traded holders as Jubei began to untie the cord that held the cloth sheath around the weapon before he pulled his sword out. The handle and sheath were elegant and well maintained, the guard was simple and overall the weapon felt personal yet didn't stand out as overly flashy. Drawing the blade, Jubei used his sleeve as a rest for the weapon's length as his emerald eyes examined it.

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Enkouten Hisone - Iwagakure Special Jounin - [color=#E87511]
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Itazura Bokun - Sunagakure B-Rank MN - [color=#00C1B5]
Kutsuzawa Retsu - Iwagakure Sp Jounin - [color=#EF6B00]
Shiimu Mirai - Kirigakure Bannin - [color=navajowhite]
Kojima Nao - Kumogakure -Genin - [color=#A0522D]
Matsudaira Tokoha - Sunagakure - Jounin - [color=#ED2939]
Ishiguro Nui - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=brown]
Awai Mariko - Konohagakure Chuunin - [color=#B2397F]
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Post by TyDie » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:50 pm

Aiya had picked out a handful of Kunai and shuriken, putting her own stack of weapons on the counter in return. It was a simple recycling program; her weapons were dinged and nicked, and could be properly restored at less cost to the smith. So, turning in her old stuff got her a reduction on the kunai and shuriken she wanted. A local helping hand would take her older weapons and ring up her newer ones for her while the smith went to another customer, a white haired boy by the name of "Jubei" if her ears served her. She didn't think much of it at first, but as she heard the telltale sound of a blade being drawn from it's sheath, she turned to eye the blade herself.

It was beautifully made; simple, yet flashy. Elegant, yet functional. Truly, a masterwork weapon. Aiya couldn't help but take a closer look as the boy examined it himself. "That's a fine blade. Never been one for Katanas myself, but I do love the craftsmanship that goes with them. Some of the most beautiful weapons you can find, and that one is a cut above... no pun intended." She winked a little at the end, making clear that the pun was definitely intended. "I'm Ibakuro, Aiya. Sorry, I didn't mean to impose, but that weapon caught my eye. You're fortunate to have it, I hope it's served you well."
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Iwagakure no SatoFukusha JinsaiJounin[color=#BF0000][/color]
Konohagakure no SatoIbakuro AiyaGenin[color=#8CD600][/color]
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Kirigakure no SatoKazuki RyuChuunin[color=#dc143c][/color], [b][color=#C71585][/color][/b]
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Post by Tsedas » Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:20 am

Jubei examined his blade, after a moment of messing with his grip on the blade. Resisting the urge to perform a few test swings, he opted to begin resheathing it as the young woman spoke to him. After the tip of the blade was inserted, he began sheathing it as his eyes met hers. "Katanas have a special place with me, too many bedtime stories as a kid." He stated plainly as she began to introduce herself. With the weapon put away, he pulled the cloth up around the sword and tied it shut. The name lingered on his mind for a moment as it was familiar before he made a sound of understanding.

"Ibakuro, the clan my father is helping out in growing their numbers. It's no inconvenience that you speak up, I can only hope this blade lasts me for many years."" He nods to himself as he had a few other stops to make after his business here was finished. Turning to the smith as they counted the Ryo, Jubei raised a hand, one finger extended to point upward as if making a point about something. "Excuse me, do you have a whetstone? I need one if I'm going to start maintaining Juzumaru myself."

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Kutsuzawa Retsu - Iwagakure Sp Jounin - [color=#EF6B00]
Shiimu Mirai - Kirigakure Bannin - [color=navajowhite]
Kojima Nao - Kumogakure -Genin - [color=#A0522D]
Matsudaira Tokoha - Sunagakure - Jounin - [color=#ED2939]
Ishiguro Nui - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=brown]
Awai Mariko - Konohagakure Chuunin - [color=#B2397F]
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Post by TyDie » Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:47 am

Aiya watched the boy put his blade away with a satisfying "clink", explaining that there was a romantic attachment to blades like this, which she completely understood. "There's something to be said about a katana, sliding through the air with no resistance, cleaving through the enemy without spilling a speck of blood on the blade. I mean, I'm pretty sure it rarely happens that way in reality, but the stories are beautiful that's for sure!" She scratched the back of her head a little, turning back to the shop assistant who had tallied up her costs for all of her weaponry after turning in her old stuff. And she was about to go and pay for her stuff to leave, but as the boy spoke of her clan, she was stunned for a number of reasons. Her head turned back to the boy and she did the mental math to realize who his father was... and by extension, who he was.

"Ohhh... You're that Jubei. Takamori, Jubei! Yes, your father has been instrumental in the development of our clan. In fact, my father was voluntarily inducted into the clan by your father, so without him, I wouldn't be an Ibakuro." She smiled at the boy, giving him another once over and again putting two and two together before speaking up again. "So, given who your father is and that you're here getting your sword managed... it's safe to assume you're a shinobi too, yeah?"
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Post by Tsedas » Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:06 pm

"I'm not going to have any stories written about me anytime soon. I'm still a novice with Juzumaru and I need to make time to practice. Battojutsu isn't something one learns overnight after all." Jubei stated while watching the assistant help complete the girl's transaction. Turning back to the smithy, he saw the man holding a whetstone with an impatient look on his face. Trading Ryo for stone, Jubei slipped the item into his robes to use later on when his blade was in need of some attention. When Aiya spoke about recognizing who he was and his father, Jubei just gave a nod at it all. "Correct, I've become a genin. However, I'm not even remotely learned in iijutsu like my father. From everything he's described to me, manipulating the body with jutsu is quite a feat in and of itself."

Raising his cloth-wrapped weapon, he let it rest upon his shoulder as he glanced over to see if she was finished with her transaction. "Judging by the outrageous amount of weapons you were trying to order when I came in, your clan, and the tools you're getting now, I can safely assume you're a shinobi too? I'll be honest, I don't really know what your clan does or is. Something about spiders, right?"

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Enkouten Hisone - Iwagakure Special Jounin - [color=#E87511]
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Kutsuzawa Retsu - Iwagakure Sp Jounin - [color=#EF6B00]
Shiimu Mirai - Kirigakure Bannin - [color=navajowhite]
Kojima Nao - Kumogakure -Genin - [color=#A0522D]
Matsudaira Tokoha - Sunagakure - Jounin - [color=#ED2939]
Ishiguro Nui - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=brown]
Awai Mariko - Konohagakure Chuunin - [color=#B2397F]
Jinrai Setsuko - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=#D60270]
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Post by TyDie » Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:21 pm

"Of course not. But you're also still young, and have nothing but room for growth. I've no doubt that you'll be the talk of the village after a few years time." The girl gave a wink and chuckled, looking back to the shop assistant and stepping away for a brief moment to pay for her new weaponry. Once that was squared away, and Jubei had his whetstone, the two began talking again, and he revealed that he wasn't quite the medic his father was. "Pshh, that's okay. My father is all about ninjutsu techniques, barely knows how to throw a punch. Meanwhile, weapons and taijutsu come to me as naturally as breathing. We don't have to be our parents to succeed."

She smiled as she gripped her stone quarterstaff, pulling it off of her back and holding it vertically against the ground, displaying the weapon for Jubei to examine. Of course, her tonfa were also clearly visible on her legs, also made of gray stone. "Yup! Born to be a shinobi if I'm being honest. And you're right, the Ibakuro clan has a lot to do with spiders. Mostly we just kind of... become them. Extra arms, extra eyes, extra armor. Lots of extra, all of it useful. Maybe we could train together sometime and you can see it for yourself." She wouldn't think to flourish her weapon in the store for fear of damaging something, but just holding it out wouldn't cause a fuss. She'd turn to the smith once more and give her thanks before heading for the door, turning to Jubei before she passed the threshold.

"Feel like taking a walk? It'd be nice to learn more about the son of the man who helped give rise to my clan. Who knows when I'll get the chance to actually meat Saigo himself, right? Plus, I feel like we could help each other improve!" With a cheery smile and her fingers extended in a "V", Aiya waited for the boy's answer.
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Iwagakure no SatoFukusha JinsaiJounin[color=#BF0000][/color]
Konohagakure no SatoIbakuro AiyaGenin[color=#8CD600][/color]
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Post by Tsedas » Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:59 pm

Jubei scoffed at her words about being young and room for growth. The faint trace of a smile showed it tickled him amusingly for some reason as she paid for her things. Aiya's words about them being different from their fathers made a little thought fly through his mind about how right she was about that. When she thunked the end of that staff against the ground and showed it off, Jubei examined it and pondered what the possible benefit could be to using a stone staff like that. When she spoke off her clan and it's abilities as she affirmed her shinobi status, Jubei looked perturbed by the 'extra' comments.

Watching her begin to head to the door, he pondered if that would be the end of their meeting when she turned and asked if he wanted to take a walk. Her fingers extended made him mimic the gesture and stare at his hand before looking at her and muttering 'oro' in quiet tone. Making his way towards her, he kept his grip on his weapon while letting it rest across his shoulder still. "Sure, a walk couldn't hurt. But if you're hoping to meet my dad I'll have to burst that bubble because he's at the hospital today and he's probably swamped with patients right now."

He said before reaching the door and holding it open. The swordsman knew that if he didn't hold the door open, one of his parents would receive some psychic signal and come lecture him.... parents were frightening sometimes. "But I'm curious as to what you could possibly wanna know about me. I'm kind of.... plain."

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Akira - Kirigakure - Special Jounin - [color=#BE4F62]
Enkouten Hisone - Iwagakure Special Jounin - [color=#E87511]
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Itazura Bokun - Sunagakure B-Rank MN - [color=#00C1B5]
Kutsuzawa Retsu - Iwagakure Sp Jounin - [color=#EF6B00]
Shiimu Mirai - Kirigakure Bannin - [color=navajowhite]
Kojima Nao - Kumogakure -Genin - [color=#A0522D]
Matsudaira Tokoha - Sunagakure - Jounin - [color=#ED2939]
Ishiguro Nui - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=brown]
Awai Mariko - Konohagakure Chuunin - [color=#B2397F]
Jinrai Setsuko - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=#D60270]
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Post by TyDie » Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:45 am

Aiya smiled as the boy held the door for her, giving a slight bow as she left the store with her new weapons and new friend in tow. She shrugged as Jubei mentioned his father's busy schedule; meeting Saigo one day would be nice, but it wasn't on the top of her to do list. "Eh, someday. Truthfully, I'm just happy to meet someone that doesn't run away when I mention all the spidery oddities of my bloodline. That alone puts you a cut above the 'plain' folk of our village, Jubei." She'd punctuate with a wink and a giggle as she made her way down the village streets, her staff digging into the dirt every so often as she used it as a walking stick.

"Besides, I'm sure there's more to you than meets the eye, Jubei. Perhaps something even you haven't figured out yet. I'd say it's hard to be the child of such a powerful shinobi and not have something unique about you, perhaps even impossible. No, there's something deep in there... And I hope to be there when you find it." She'd stop, turn, and point at the boy's chest as she mentioned something being 'in there', making clear that she felt there was a lot more to this young swordsman than simply being a swordsman. "I'm not all that well versed in swordplay, but how far have you come in your Iaido training? Being just north of Tea Country, I'm sure you were able to find a decent mentor in the art."
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Kirigakure no SatoKazuki RyuChuunin[color=#dc143c][/color], [b][color=#C71585][/color][/b]
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Post by Tsedas » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:20 pm

Jubei watched Aiya step out before following her, letting the door shut behind him as he moved to walk along side of her. Her mention of spider aspects making people made the youth just shrug in kind. "Kind of surprised people are so squeamish about something like that. There's stranger out there from what I've heard from Jounin around the village. Although, I suppose the civilians around the village would be a bit more perplexed by our abilities than the shinobi. To them it must look like magic and monsters doing battle. I know they'd view what my father and I can do as frightening.""

A thoughtful expression crossed his features as he pondered on her words as she spoke, her finger pointed at his chest. He stared at the finger before raising his gaze towards hers. "Well, I have only just begun to explore what I can do... but I do have my final gambit should I ever need to use it. As for my Iaido training, I've learned the fundamentals and from there I can proceed to set the foundations for a focused style of training that'll hone my skills. My sensei for Iaido was a Special Jounin, he's been to Tea country a number of times to train but he's not a master of the style. While he lacks the higher echelons of knowledge, he is able to help me build an understanding of what the style does. Eventually I'm sure I'll need to go to Tea Country to train... course I'll need to be a bit older, doubt they'll send a Genin there just to train."

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Enkouten Hisone - Iwagakure Special Jounin - [color=#E87511]
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Itazura Bokun - Sunagakure B-Rank MN - [color=#00C1B5]
Kutsuzawa Retsu - Iwagakure Sp Jounin - [color=#EF6B00]
Shiimu Mirai - Kirigakure Bannin - [color=navajowhite]
Kojima Nao - Kumogakure -Genin - [color=#A0522D]
Matsudaira Tokoha - Sunagakure - Jounin - [color=#ED2939]
Ishiguro Nui - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=brown]
Awai Mariko - Konohagakure Chuunin - [color=#B2397F]
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Post by TyDie » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:00 am

Aiya shrugged at the mention of squeamishness in the village, knowing full well that some of the ridicule she'd gotten was from other shinobi. "Yeah... My people and the Aburame, for some reason, get the short end of the stick. Which, I think Aburame are cool too! People just don't like bugs for some reason. Go figure, the fuzzy ones get all the love, like those damn Inuzuka..." She had made clear to many others in the past that the Inuzuka, primarily dogs in general, were not her favorite animals to be around. They smelled bad, they were loud, and those teeth! "But enough about them and their smelly ninken, I'm happy to find that there are at least a few out there happy to work with us bug lovers."

She listened to every word of the boy's training as they made their way through the village streets, nodding in understanding as he spoke of having a mentor to learn from. Truthfully, she was jealous; most of her techniques were self taught, or learned through a book. "Hey, master or not, a teacher is a teacher. It's always good to have someone you can at least compare to, as a means of understanding how much you're growing with their aid. Myself, I learn most of my stuff alone. Sometimes I'll spar against my dad but... he's not much for Taijutsu. He makes a good punching bag though!" She laughed at her comment, knowing her poor father just put up with her attacking him so she had a live target to swing at. "How about you? Ever get the chance to beat up on Saigo?"
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Kirigakure no SatoKazuki RyuChuunin[color=#dc143c][/color], [b][color=#C71585][/color][/b]
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Post by Tsedas » Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:50 am

"Not a fan of them I can assume?" Jubei scoffed in amusement as they walked. As she went on to talk about her encounters with training against her father and using him as a punching bag. Her self-taught ways made him ponder that as he'd yet to reach the stage where he made his own techniques and such. How would her own experimental ways fare against the tried and true of an established and traditional style like his? While he did chuckle at her comment about fighting her dad, he quickly heaved a powerfully heavy sigh and shook his head.

"My father is a bannin. His skills extend beyond iijutsu. He has Ninpou techniques that baffle me, sensory capabilities, and a hand to hand style of taijutsu of his own making. He's apparently even gone as far as making iijutsu techniques that inflict harm instead of healing. Trying to fight him is more like trying to tease him to go beyond merely utilizing ninja tools and taijutsu. He's a conservationist in combat, saving his chakra so he can perform iijutsu and support others in the field. From what I hear, he will use a big technique now and then right out of the gate to make it clear he isn't someone you wanna target or to thin the numbers. I definitely need to find someone more on my level to practice with, even when I land a blow he can deflect a bulk of the damage it would do with ease."

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Takamori Saigo - Konohagakure Banin - [color=#93DDDB]
Takamori Jubei - Konohagakure Genin - [color=#8B658B]
Akira - Kirigakure - Special Jounin - [color=#BE4F62]
Enkouten Hisone - Iwagakure Special Jounin - [color=#E87511]
Retired CharactersShow
Ishikawa Hanzo - Sunagakure Genin - Jinch - [color=navajowhite]Tenjirou Shigekuni - Sunagakure Chuunin - [color=fuchsia]
Itazura Bokun - Sunagakure B-Rank MN - [color=#00C1B5]
Kutsuzawa Retsu - Iwagakure Sp Jounin - [color=#EF6B00]
Shiimu Mirai - Kirigakure Bannin - [color=navajowhite]
Kojima Nao - Kumogakure -Genin - [color=#A0522D]
Matsudaira Tokoha - Sunagakure - Jounin - [color=#ED2939]
Ishiguro Nui - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=brown]
Awai Mariko - Konohagakure Chuunin - [color=#B2397F]
Jinrai Setsuko - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=#D60270]
Toukai Mukade - Kirigakure Chuunin - [color=#8B7765]

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Post by TyDie » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:41 pm

Aiya chuckled at the thought of being friends with the Inuzuka. It was true that she had made strides with Minako, one of the Jounin who had taught her and taken her on missions, but she was so far an exception to the rule. On the whole, dogs and dog people weren't high on her list of likes. "No, not by a longshot. Dogs kind of freak me out. Plus, I don't like the favoritism they get. Everyone's always quick to put down insects and spiders as 'creepy crawlies', but dogs are far more dangerous if they get ahold of you. You'd be hard pressed to find a spider that could do more damage than a dog, and even then, they're usually easy to avoid. A fast dog can catch you and tear flesh with ease, but everyone thinks they're 'sooooo cute'. Blah."

She waved her hand dismissively towards the end, making clear how she felt about dogs. The Inuzuka as a whole weren't to blame, but they tended to like their ninken more often than not, so it was hard to find one that she could really get along with. The boy went on to describe his father's abilities a little, and how training with Saigo was useful but also hard to really learn from. After all, it's not like he would ever land a hit on a shinobi of Saigo's level, not at this point in his life anyway. But the thought occurred to her.

"Y'knoooow, I'm probably a bit closer to your level, Jubei. If you ever want to train together, feel free to contact me. I can't say I've ever sparred against a swordsman really, but all the more reason right?"
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Village of OriginCharacter Name & LinkRankColor
Iwagakure No SatoHiraku KenjiBannin S-Rank Missing Ninja[b][color=slategray][/color][/b]
Sunagakure No SatoHenrin KiyoriKazekage[color=gold][/color], [color=#60C659][/color]
Iwagakure no SatoFukusha JinsaiJounin[color=#BF0000][/color]
Konohagakure no SatoIbakuro AiyaGenin[color=#8CD600][/color]
Sunagakure no SatoKouseki TakumaGenin[color=#003893][b][/b][/color], [b][color=#AFBCDB][/color][/b]
Kirigakure no SatoKazuki RyuChuunin[color=#dc143c][/color], [b][color=#C71585][/color][/b]
Kumogakure no SatoJinrai ShizuneSpecial Jounin[color=#de2c9b][/color]

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Post by Tsedas » Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:58 am

"So I suppose the only question remains.... what do you think of rabbits and cats?" He cracked a smile jokingly as they walked. As the Spidergirl mentioned they could train together, he tilted his head as a hum audible escaped him in thought. Sparring against someone who wielded various weapons might help him hone his skills against a variety of styles and learn the reach of these weapons. He could see the value of having someone his own age as a training partner. "It couldn't hurt to give it a try. I'd probably learn how to counter different weapons if you managed to learn how to use all that stuff you wanted to buy back in the shop. Although, I think before we spar we should have a little exhibition of our skills, just so we know where the other is in terms of skill or prowess so we don't get blinded sided during training and risk injury or worse. Iijutsu can heal a lot of wounds, but I've found it's also a good thing to let the body heal naturally in some cases. So what do you think? show each other our skills as shinobi than we can figure out the best way to start training with each other?"

As he walked, Jubei pulled the sword from his shoulder and untied the sleeve before removing it to show his sheathed weapon clearly. Black with golden trim running along the top and bottom, the hand guard a simple white disk with golden trim along the edge. Slipping Juzumaru into his waist sash, Jubei began rolling up the carrying sleeve before tucking it away. "But I suppose the next question I have is, do we show off our non-Taijutsu related skills as well? Because I have one that's always active."
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Takamori Saigo - Konohagakure Banin - [color=#93DDDB]
Takamori Jubei - Konohagakure Genin - [color=#8B658B]
Akira - Kirigakure - Special Jounin - [color=#BE4F62]
Enkouten Hisone - Iwagakure Special Jounin - [color=#E87511]
Retired CharactersShow
Ishikawa Hanzo - Sunagakure Genin - Jinch - [color=navajowhite]Tenjirou Shigekuni - Sunagakure Chuunin - [color=fuchsia]
Itazura Bokun - Sunagakure B-Rank MN - [color=#00C1B5]
Kutsuzawa Retsu - Iwagakure Sp Jounin - [color=#EF6B00]
Shiimu Mirai - Kirigakure Bannin - [color=navajowhite]
Kojima Nao - Kumogakure -Genin - [color=#A0522D]
Matsudaira Tokoha - Sunagakure - Jounin - [color=#ED2939]
Ishiguro Nui - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=brown]
Awai Mariko - Konohagakure Chuunin - [color=#B2397F]
Jinrai Setsuko - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=#D60270]
Toukai Mukade - Kirigakure Chuunin - [color=#8B7765]

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Post by TyDie » Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:18 am

The two made their way through the village streets, eventually happening upon a training area to their left. The question of cats and rabbits made her frump for a moment before letting out a small chuckle. "Cats I could do without, but they're not as bad as dogs... usually. And rabbits taste good, if that counts for something, ha." Truth be told, neither of the other animals got to her the way dogs did, but she could tell Jubei was just poking some fun at her, so her answers were meant to be in line with that. At the mention of training though, the young swordsman seemed happy to take a look at each other's skills now as opposed to later. Which worked fine for Aiya... "Well, aside from getting turned down by every smith in Konoha, I didn't have any other plans today. So sure, let's check out this area over here, see if it's empty."

As the two moved to the smaller training area, it was indeed empty - A 25 meter diameter patch of ground that was fenced in, with a few rocks and trees for cover, but otherwise devoid of any notable features. "This'll do." She said with a nod of her head, turning to view the boy's sword in more detail as he produced it. It really was a work of art, far better looking then her slate gray weapons of stone. "It's beautiful... In comparison mine are so plain and boring, haha. But, they've always gotten the job done." She produced her staff as she spoke, once more showing the boy the stone weapon and giving it a small flourish with a single hand, twirling the weapon so that the sound of it slicing through the air was audible. At the mention of non-taijutsu though, Aiya's eyebrows rose.

"Well, you already know I'm from the Ibakuro clan. I suppose that's worth showing. So, how's the phrase go? 'I'll show you mine if you show me yours'?" She smiled at the boy as she concluded, her naivety and lack of world experience clearly showing, as she had no idea what the true connotation of that phrase was...
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Iwagakure No SatoHiraku KenjiBannin S-Rank Missing Ninja[b][color=slategray][/color][/b]
Sunagakure No SatoHenrin KiyoriKazekage[color=gold][/color], [color=#60C659][/color]
Iwagakure no SatoFukusha JinsaiJounin[color=#BF0000][/color]
Konohagakure no SatoIbakuro AiyaGenin[color=#8CD600][/color]
Sunagakure no SatoKouseki TakumaGenin[color=#003893][b][/b][/color], [b][color=#AFBCDB][/color][/b]
Kirigakure no SatoKazuki RyuChuunin[color=#dc143c][/color], [b][color=#C71585][/color][/b]
Kumogakure no SatoJinrai ShizuneSpecial Jounin[color=#de2c9b][/color]

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Post by Tsedas » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:57 pm

Her expression didn't escape him but her answer made him let out a short huff of amusement as they walked. Her comment about cats and rabbits seemed pretty normal to him but it made him ponder if there were any typical animals people found cute, adorable, or enduring that she couldn't stand. Was she just that big into spiders? Having never owned a pet or encounter many Inuzuka outside of the academy, he held no strong opinions of the clan or their favored animal in one regard or another.

When it became clear his suggestion was a good idea, the Ibakuro girl began changing course and Jubei followed behind. Passing through the designated entrance that enters into the fenced off area, his green eyes scanned to make sure they didn't have any other people to be aware of for their exhibition of abilities. Glancing about, Jubei noticed that the trees and rocks and bushes provided a natural barrier that helped keep training matches discreet. Either it was a method of saving face or blocking out the watching world to let the people focus on their training, he couldn't quite tell.

When she spoke, his gaze refocused on her as he heard her speak of his weapon. Looking down to Juzumaru, he placed a hand on it and smiled. "A sword is the soul of a samurai... I'll probably cry when this thing breaks." He stated before watching her swing her stone weapon about. It seemed.... inelegant to him, but effective. He didn't voice this opinion however as he'd yet to see the weapon put through it's motions. As she spoke of showing hers if he showed his, the innuendo went over the prepubescents head as he shrugged. " I might now the name, but I truly don't know what your clan does. I've not meet many in person, you're the first.... but if you want to see Ninjutsu, then I suppose I can start us off."

Drawing his sword, Jubei casually tossed it away. As the weapon soared through the air, his hands quickly shifted through hand seals before he thrust his arm out to the side. As he did the weapon poofed out of the air before ejecting itself from his sleeve and his hand shifted, grasping the hilt before rapidly sheathing it again. "Should I show what few others I have, or are we going to do some back and forth with this?"
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[Ninjutsu • Hidden Blade]
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, Jubei will focus chakra into his hand and his sword if it's within 10 meters of his position. The sword will be summoned from his sleeve and into his hand. Should he be disarmed in the heat of battle, this is a quick way to retrieve his weapon.

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Takamori Saigo - Konohagakure Banin - [color=#93DDDB]
Takamori Jubei - Konohagakure Genin - [color=#8B658B]
Akira - Kirigakure - Special Jounin - [color=#BE4F62]
Enkouten Hisone - Iwagakure Special Jounin - [color=#E87511]
Retired CharactersShow
Ishikawa Hanzo - Sunagakure Genin - Jinch - [color=navajowhite]Tenjirou Shigekuni - Sunagakure Chuunin - [color=fuchsia]
Itazura Bokun - Sunagakure B-Rank MN - [color=#00C1B5]
Kutsuzawa Retsu - Iwagakure Sp Jounin - [color=#EF6B00]
Shiimu Mirai - Kirigakure Bannin - [color=navajowhite]
Kojima Nao - Kumogakure -Genin - [color=#A0522D]
Matsudaira Tokoha - Sunagakure - Jounin - [color=#ED2939]
Ishiguro Nui - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=brown]
Awai Mariko - Konohagakure Chuunin - [color=#B2397F]
Jinrai Setsuko - Kumogakure Chuunin - [color=#D60270]
Toukai Mukade - Kirigakure Chuunin - [color=#8B7765]

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