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[Clan] Enkouten

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Enkouten


General Information

Type: Clan
Village: [Iwagakure no Sato]
Size: Moderate 10-15 families
Traits: The Enkouten have naturally rough hair in the red-yellow color spectrum, allowing it to range from bright reds or yellows, moderate oranges or even dark browns but they are incapable of having any mixture with blue colors. Their eyes are different colors than their hair though still confined to the red-yellow spectrum and their arcus, the ring between the pupil and the iris of the eyes, glows brightly and matches the color of their hair.

Enkouten are dark skinned and are not slight or weak-looking, even if they are physically underwhelming on a personal basis. Superior musculature and years of evolutionary preference have given them strong, sharp facial features and well defined bodies, in addition to above-average height for their age and sizes across the board.
Clan Traditions, Customs and CultureShow
The Enkouten are descendents of one of the original tribes of Rock Country that was primarily nomadic and migratory between Bird, Grass and Rock Country depending on seasons or food supplies. They are therefore a mixed breed when it comes to ancestry and customs, having developed outside of Rock Country and when they returned they brought their mixed experiences with them.

Enkouten roots are still very nomadic and while they dwell in Iwgakure they are not easily accustomed to village life, often preferring working within the clan for the majority of their lives and supporting the village through this or Shinobi activities. Enkouten are expected to be able to farm or hunt their own daily bread, maintain their own housing and support their immediate family by their mid-teens as best as they are able to. Laziness, disrespect and abusive behavior is not tolerated by Enkouten and discipline is harsh with lashings and 'pit fights' where the eldest members of the family fight the offender being commonplace among stricter families.

A very traditionally rooted clan the Enkouten are prideful and strong, holding many customs and beliefs that are geared towards this mindset. Any trade or skill an Enkouten takes on they hold a memento from this field, usually their first or best work or trophy, for example a hunter might make a ring of ivory out of the first deer he hunted, or a bear claw necklace from a victorious bear hunt while a craftsman might wear his first experimental piece or a beautiful trinket he crafted through nights of dedication. An Enkouten has usually acquired a fair few of these by their late adult years and those that don't are either those dedicated to a single craft above all others or those who've fallen behind, the latter group usually being treated with disdain.

Naturally used to producing their own tools and equipment on a large scale the Enkouten are capable forgers and smiths, operating a large smelting complex inside Iwagakure that refines metals on large scales using their inherent affinity with lava and flames. In addition to this the Enkouten are surprisingly excellent chefs possessing many recipes that include delicacies from other countries and natural Rock Country foodstuffs that is almost universally spicy and robust with earthen flavors.

The Enkouten do not believe in wasting a life, even unrepentant criminals having their uses amongst their ranks. Basic offenses such as theft or assault are treated on an honor basis between the victim and the offender, while more excessive or heinous crimes are responded to in kind. Public humiliation of the offender is commonplace with public combat also being a typical punishment for this kind of offense, but the most despicable of Enkouten suffer a worse fate. They are branded with chakra suppressant seals and immediately transferred to Iwagakure custody to be used as slaves.

Gender politics also form from the central ideology of all having an equal place, each member of the clan expected to do roles that other clans would confine to specific genders; Fathers raise children just as often as mothers and women are just as dangerous in combat as men but the list often extends past such simple perceptions. The development of skills is important to the Enkouten, ensuring each individual member is not only capable of supporting multiple facets of the clan but also capable of passing those skills down among the family. This means that not only is it encouraged that women and men explore their talents but that there is little prejudice for being unique or different. The Enkouten are amazingly progressive, but this only reflects so far as to those actively improving themselves. Those who are odd or weird without having redeeming qualities or skills are treated very poorly and usually outcast or punished before long.

Typical clan clothing has evolved from both the harshness of Rock Country and the patterns of the places they've traveled as nomads. They dress fairly comfortably no matter their station or situation, preferring warm woolen pants and thick shirts and typically wearing various light cloth wraps over it; Waist shrouds, ponchos, cloaks, hoods, even traveling robes and coats are not uncommon among any Enkouten. The exception is Enkouten Shinobi who typically dress as others of their rank or station within Iwagakure's military, with the exception of keeping their preference for cloth wraps. Hair adornments are also popular among either gender, obsidian beads and strings woven in intricate patterns meant to symbolize status, age or profession known by all Enkouten and worn as marks of pride.

The clan maintains a small shrine under Iwagakure known as the Steppe, with permission of Iwagakure, where the clan's dead are laid to rest. It is a large room with various ornamental wall alcoves and small stone seats, but the feature of it is a central dirt floor with strange reddish-brown dirt brought to Iwagakure from the ancestral home of the Enkouten. Each Enkouten, no matter rank or status, is given a proper funeral on the Steppe once they die and then the entire Steppe is tilled and trampled by the Enkouten in a ceremony given a great amount of honor and depth. After a life filled with struggle for survival and advancement, the Enkouten ceremony of The Rest is meant to give the dead reprieve to rest for eternity while the clan continues on. The Brand Band of each member laid to rest is then taken to the clan's archives and laid with the rest, but the grave of each individual Enkouten is unmarked and remain anonymous.
Brand Band:
A specialized piece of cloth worn by the Enkouten, this specially made band is roughly the size and shape of a bandana but maroon or crimson in color and treated to be resistant to heat, weather and damage from natural sources. Inside this band is a shorthand code of the Enkouten's name, family relation, skills they've learned and rank as a Shinobi. This band is incredibly special to the Enkouten who owns it and all are taught to protect it with their lives, as it is a record of them that will remain after them.
The Enkouten frequently use and practice with customized weaponry that incorporates obsidian glass fragments, chips or edging, due to it's abundance as a byproduct of their element. This preference fuels the taijutsu and kenjutsu tactics they use, which necessitate the avoidance of contact with anything hard and the use of single, damaging strikes to unprotected skin for maximum damage to avoid catastrophic damage to the obsidian. They do not, however, make entire weapons or tools out of obsidian due to it's natural fragility.
Iwagakure InfluenceShow
The Enkouten are what might be considered fanatics for Iwagakure's progress, as before they revealed their unique mutations they could find no permanent home except with the hardy and stern Rock Ninja. The Enkouten are a relatively new clan in Iwagakure's history, being part of the village for only three generations of the clan and would normally be in transition from old clan values to Village loyalty and customs. Instead the Enkouten preserve their individual and clan talents while actively upholding the values of Iwagakure.

Militaristic by simple virtue of their customs and emphasis on developing one's self, the Enkouten have a mandatory policy that all members of the clan must attend the Academy. Even those with no latent talent in the shinobi arts are still given Academy-level classes in the basics of combat, shinobi tools, chakra and every facet of basic shinobi life. All Enkouten have a standing promise to Iwagakure that during times of strife or trial, even non-Shinobi Enkouten will take up arms as a sort of de-facto militia.

Before integrating into Iwagakure and adopting it's weapons, Enkouten typically fought using curved weapons called reisoru. These rock or wood clubs were carved with a pronounced curve along it's mid-section that was usually studded with obsidian chips while the tip was often bare and the handle wrapped in leather and they have carried similar weapon designs into Iwagakure, often using weapons designed around or themed after reisoru.

Their pride towards Iwagakure is immense, to the point that their clan symbol is often superimposed over the village symbol of Iwagakure and they have adopted many of Iwagakure's methods or integrated them into their own. Adept smiths, forgers and metalworkers due to their natural tolerance of heat and hard work the Enkouten operate vast refineries inside their compound that is known for churning out high quality, pure metals in addition to high strength composites. This process takes place mostly in the upper levels of the clan's compound and through various methods makes it's way to the ground floor of the clan compound.
Enkouten Housing Compound; OkazanShow
The Enkouten compound of Okazan is half a home for their clan and half a metal refinery, merging both aspects into one building they take great pride in having built themselves from standing rocks and stone when they arrived in Iwagakure. The building is roughly seven stories tall and takes up a good quarter mile space in the area it was erected, a place sitting on the 'border' of the shadow districts and the clan housing of Iwagakure. The building is made of rough hewn rock and stone supports shaped into immense domes that have buildings inside them, each dome possessing several ventilation slots along it's radius to allow the heat to escape from their forging. There are four central domes and smaller out-cropping domes, with one taller dome rising from the center of each central dome which is severely ventilated and is the spire of the compound.

The ground floor of Okazan is where refined metals are processed by Enkouten and shipped back into Iwagakure proper as well as where raw materials are taken in for smelting. It also has sections for clan offices, guest quarters, many meeting rooms and a series of demonstration arenas for techniques, combat or even performances. The clan's actual sleeping and living quarters are located underneath the ground floor, three stories worth of such things being located underground while six stories of vertical room are used exclusively for the processing, refinement and storage. Strangely the Enkouten do not keep these areas a secret and while they are guarded to keep materials flowing, the Enkouten are noted for their employment of other Iwagakure citizens and clan members, not limiting the handling to Enkouten hands though with few exceptions they do primarily handle the actual smelting themselves.

In keeping with their productive nature, the Enkouten compound is a strangely made place. Architecture in the open areas on the ground floor is very basic and rough, stonework made with skill but not style and simple stone pillars providing support. It uses open spaces with few doorways and arches to increase the sense of openness despite how relatively cramped the rooms are and the upper smelters are much the same, spartan and basic facilities used only for their workers and themselves which include basic break facilities and work spaces, but also have small meeting rooms or showcases for example metals. The living quarters meanwhile are sprawling rooms connected by open tunnels and wide common rooms that are decorated in trophies, crafts and trinkets from the families who live in them and the individual members. They use individual style and skill to carve the rooms as each new Enkouten family is expected to craft their own dwellings as they grow and this reflects on the living space. Some rooms are massive and ornate, others small and basic but all are covered in Enkouten trophies while they also prefer to use woolen and leather furniture and objects, with wall hanging cloths for separation. Heat from the forges above is channeled into the underground using vents that keep these underground chambers relatively balmy and hospitable.

The Enkouten maintain a fairly open atmosphere to Iwagakure's residents and workers, the domes being open for access to all of Iwagakure. They allow these clan facilities to be used freely on request and have little to hide, though they do escort any who wish to investigate the upper levels or lower levels.

History

The Enkouten are a primarily nomadic clan hailing from a mixed bag of Rock, Bird and Grass country roots that have given them a unique identity but little place among most groups until recently when they migrated en masse to Iwagakure. Renowned even before their integration for their high skill in chakra usage and the natural development of their Fusion element, some consider them descendents of Iwagakure's ancestors or perhaps a satellite village or group that lost contact with the village proper, which some records support. Whatever their origins however the Enkouten have rooted themselves in Iwagakure completely and show absolute loyalty to their hosts.

Shinobi Information Definitions:
Youton:
Youton, also known as Lava Release, is an elemental fusion that combines Doton and Katon to make a super heated lava based style. Youton flows like a fluid, but has a semi-solid quality to it that is further refined by its super-heated nature. Youton melts in all its techniques, making it a powerful offensive and defensive ability. Enkouton are resistant to Youton for short periods of time, but can be just as damaged by it as a normal person, even by their own techniques, if exposed for too long. The melting quality of Youton burns at such an high temperature that it tends to encapsulate everything in it's path. Despite this, however, weaker youton jutsu struggle to sustain themselves and tend to only give weaker burns to those who come in contact with it. Youton have been known to dull weapons, or even melt weapons at high levels, and flow through defensive jutsu. More importantly, the melting power of youton means that youton techniques passively reduce the strength of anything they're in contact with by 1/4th th strength of the youton jutsu per post after contact. This means a 20 strength youton technique would do 20 strength of damage at impact, then melt at 5 strength per post until it hardened. This allows youton jutsu to substantially weaken defenses over time.
Hardening:
Youton jutsu naturally harden over the course of time. Below is a chart for the longest a youton jutsu can sustain itself. The length of a jutsu is a given, but can be specified to be less than the listed amount should the user so desire. Once hardened, Youton jutsu have only 1 strength, being extremely brittle.
  • E-rank: 1 post
  • D-rank: 3 posts
  • C-rank: 4 posts
  • B-rank: 6 posts
  • A-rank: 8 posts
  • S-rank: 10 posts
Requirements over 35 for S-rank can extend this length as well.
The burn strengths of Youton follow the below scale:
  • 1-14 Strength: Uncomfortable heat.
  • 15-24 Strength: First degree burns.
  • 25-34 Strength: Second degree burns.
  • 35+ Strength: Third degree burns.
Requirements:
  • Enkouten must always start with above average control for their rank
  • Enkouten can never learn any affinities aside from Youton, Doton, Katon, and extensions of them.
Kekkei Genkai:
Enkouten:
Youton
Born to the Enkouten clan, this user is able to utilize Lava Release, a fusion composed of Doton and Katon, and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require Youton. Youton has a melting effect.
NocodeShow
[quote=Enkouten][color=#800000]Youton[/color]
Born to the Enkouten clan, this user is able to utilize Lava Release, a fusion composed of [color=saddlebrown]Doton[/color] and [color=orangered]Katon[/color], and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require Youton. Youton has a [b]melting[/b] effect.
[spoiler=Passive (Melting/Hardening)]Youton [b]melts[/b] in all its techniques, making it a powerful offensive and defensive ability. Enkouton are resistant to Youton for short periods of time, but can be just as damaged by it as a normal person, even by their own techniques, if exposed for too long. The melting quality of Youton burns at such an high temperature that it tends to encapsulate everything in it's path. Despite this, however, weaker youton jutsu struggle to sustain themselves and tend to only give weaker burns to those who come in contact with it. Youton have been known to dull weapons, or even melt weapons at high levels, and flow through defensive jutsu. More importantly, the melting power of youton means that youton techniques passively reduce the strength of anything they're in contact with by 1/4th th strength of the youton jutsu per post after contact. This means a 20 strength youton technique would do 20 strength of damage at impact, then melt at 5 strength per post until it hardened. This allows youton jutsu to substantially weaken defenses over time.[/quote][quote=Hardening]Youton jutsu naturally harden over the course of time. Below is a chart for the longest a youton jutsu can sustain itself. The length of a jutsu is a given, but can be specified to be less than the listed amount should the user so desire. Once hardened, Youton jutsu have only 1 strength, being extremely brittle. [list][*]E-rank: 1 post[*]D-rank: 3 posts[*]C-rank: 4 posts[*]B-rank: 6 posts[*]A-rank: 8 posts[*]S-rank: 10 posts[/list]Requirements over 35 for S-rank can extend this length as well.
The burn strengths of Youton follow the below scale:[list][*] 1-14 Strength: Uncomfortable heat.[*] 15-24 Strength: First degree burns.[*] 25-34 Strength: Second degree burns.[*] 35+ Strength: Third degree burns.[/list][/quote][/spoiler][/quote]
Clan Jutsu
[color=#800000]*Youton • Kick Up[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will kick one of their legs at the ground, skimming their foot just over the surfrace of the earth. Chakra at the bottom of the foot converts the ground into lava, splashing forward up to 5m with a speed equal to the strength of the user and an impact strength of 5.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Burst Punch[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will focus chakra into one of their fists before punching forward. This causes a burst of lava to leap forward from the fist with a speed equal to the strength of the user and an impact strength of 5.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Minor Trap[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will focus chakra into the ground through their feet. This infuses the ground with Youton chakra, creating a circular trap with a radius of 5m with the user at the center. If someone aside from the user were to step within the range, lava would burst upwards with a speed of 1 and an impact strength of 9.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Minor Eruption[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will cover the surface of their body with Youton chakra. Physical contact witht he user triggers the technique, causing lava to burst outwards from the point of contact with a speed of 1 and an impact strength of 9. This jutsu causes 1st degree burns. The lava hardens over the span of 3 posts, reducing the strength of impacted objects by 2 strength per post. The jutsu lasts until triggered or for 3 posts, at which point it dissipates harmlessly.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Minor Lava Bomb[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will form a sphere of lava the size of a tennis ball in one hand. The sphere can be thrown and explodes on impact, with a blast radius of 1x1x1m and a strength of 5. This jutsu causes 1st degree burns. The lava hardens over the span of 3 posts, reducing the strength of impacted objects by 1 strength per post.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Minor Wall[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user focuses chakra through their feet and into the surrounding earth. This causes a circular wall of lava to form directly around the user, shooting upwards from the ground with a speed of 9 and an impact strength of 1. This does very little to impede incoming projectiles, but is good for keeping back taijutsu users.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Lava Burst[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user thrusts their hands forward, causing lava to burst from the ground 1m forward. The lava then moves forward up to 5m with a speed of 5 and an impact strength of 5.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Geyser[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user thrusts their hands upwards, focusing chakra on any point of earth within 5m of their body. A geyser of lava 5ft high and 2ft wide bursts from the ground with a speed of 1 and an impact strength of 9. The fountain spews lava for 2 posts, spraying bits of lava 1m out in all directions.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Puddle[/color]
D-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user focuses on a 2x2m area within 10m of their body. Lava then forms on the ground over the area at a speed of 5.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Improved Trap[/color]
C-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will focus chakra into the ground through their feet. This infuses the ground with Youton chakra, creating a circular trap with a radius of 10m with the user at the center. If someone aside from the user were to step within the range, lava would burst upwards with a speed of 5 and an impact strength of 15.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Improved Eruption[/color]
C-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will cover the surface of their body with Youton chakra. Physical contact with he user triggers the technique, causing lava to burst outwards from the point of contact with a speed of 5 and an impact strength of 15. The jutsu lasts until triggered or for 4 posts, at which point it dissipates harmlessly.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Improved Lava Bomb[/color]
C-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will form a sphere of lava the size of a tennis ball in one hand. The sphere can be thrown and explodes on impact, with a blast radius of 2x2x2m and a strength of 10.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Improved Wall[/color]
C-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user focuses chakra through their feet and into the surrounding earth. This causes a circular wall of lava to form directly around the user, shooting upwards from the ground with a speed of 15 and an impact strength of 5. This does very little to impede incoming projectiles (it does, however, dull them), but is good for keeping back taijutsu users.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Lava Blast[/color]
C-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user thrusts their hands forward, causing lava to burst from the ground up to 5m forward. The lava then moves forward up to 10m with a speed of 10 and an impact strength of 10.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Spout[/color]
C-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user thrusts their hands upwards, focusing chakra on any point of earth within 10m of their body. A geyser of lava 10ft high and 5ft wide bursts from the ground with a speed of 5 and an impact strength of 15. The fountain spews lava for 3 posts, spraying bits of lava 3m out in all directions.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Quagmire[/color]
C-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user focuses on a 5x5m area within 15m of their body. Lava then forms on the ground over the area at 10 speed.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Greater Trap[/color]
B-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will focus chakra into the ground through their feet. This infuses the ground with Youton chakra, creating a circular trap with a radius of 20m with the user at the center. If someone aside from the user were to step within the range, lava would burst upwards with a speed of 10 and an impact strength of 30. The trap lasts until triggered or for 6 posts, at which point it dissipates harmlessly.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Greater Eruption[/color]
B-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will cover the surface of their body with Youton chakra. Physical contact with the user triggers the technique, causing lava to burst outwards from the point of contact with a speed of 10 and an impact strength of 30. The jutsu lasts until triggered or for 6 posts, at which point it dissipates harmlessly.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Greater Lava Bomb[/color]
B-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will form a sphere of lava the size of a tennis ball in one hand. The sphere can be thrown and explodes on impact, with a blast radius of 8x8x8m and a strength of 20.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Greater Wall[/color]
B-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user focuses chakra through their feet and into the surrounding earth. This causes a circular wall of lava to form directly around the user, shooting upwards from the ground with a speed of 30 and an impact strength of 10. This does very little to impede incoming projectiles (it does, however, dull them), but is good for keeping back taijutsu users.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Greater Lava Blast[/color]
B-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user thrusts their hands forward, causing lava to burst from the ground up to 10m forward. The lava then moves forward up to 15m with a speed of 20 and an impact strength of 20.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Major Eruption[/color]
A-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will cover the surface of their body with Youton chakra. Physical contact with the user triggers the technique, causing lava to burst outwards from the point of contact with a speed of 15 and an impact strength of 35. The jutsu lasts until triggered or for 8 posts, at which point it dissipates harmlessly.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Major Lava Bomb[/color]
A-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will form a sphere of lava the size of a tennis ball in one hand. The sphere can be thrown and explodes on impact, with a blast radius of 16x16x16m and a strength of 25.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Major Wall[/color]
A-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user focuses chakra through their feet and into the surrounding earth. This causes a circular wall of lava to form directly around the user, shooting upwards from the ground with a speed of 35 and an impact strength of 15. This does very little to impede incoming projectiles (it does, however, dull them), but is good for keeping back taijutsu users.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Supreme Eruption[/color]
S-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will cover the surface of their body with Youton chakra. Physical contact with the user triggers the technique, causing lava to burst outwards from the point of contact with a speed of 25 and an impact strength of 45. The jutsu lasts until triggered or for 10 posts, at which point it dissipates harmlessly.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Supreme Lava Bomb[/color]
S-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user will form a sphere of lava the size of a tennis ball in one hand. The sphere can be thrown and explodes on impact, with a blast radius of 32x32x32m and a strength of 35.

[color=#800000]*Youton • Supreme Wall[/color]
S-rank Ninjutsu
After performing a string of handseals, the user focuses chakra through their feet and into the surrounding earth. This causes a circular wall of lava to form directly around the user, shooting upwards from the ground with a speed of 45 and an impact strength of 25. This does very little to impede incoming projectiles (it does, however, dull them), but is good for keeping back taijutsu users.

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