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Notome, Minori
Nori

[Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.]

General Information Age: 19
Gender: Female
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 140lbs
Physical Features: Nori has a slightly rounded, soft face with cheeks that naturally hold a light blush. Her eyes are warm and inviting, always smiling, a rich mahogany color framed by dense eyelashes. Her mouth keeps suit with her eyes, turned up at the corners almost permanently, deep dimples marking her cheeks when she really smiles.

Her slightly wavy hair is raven black, shining almost blue in the direct sunlight. It’s long, reaching the dimples on her back when its down, save for the strands that frame her face. There’s not one particular way that she wears it though perched in a bun is one of her personal favorites.

Not entirely pale but not tan either, her skin almost glows in the right light with barely a blemish to be found unless you count the tattoos that dance around her figure. Though she spends a lot of time training and working out she is also careful to not let herself become too apparently muscular. She has large breasts and wide hips, though not so much so that she gives off a vulgar vibe. Essentially, by looks alone, you would never guess that she was a Shinobi.

Nori has many tattoos across her body all intricate line work, mostly focused on her arms and some on her thighs. They do not depict any images and are simple and beautiful designs.

Clothing/Accessories: Due to Nori’s work she has many different outfits of varying types but her default is a red one-shouldered kimono with a white inner lining. It has a gold pattern sparingly painted onto it with a thick gold band trimming it. The left are covers her shoulder but the right side cuts across her chest and under her arm rather than over it. While the kimono may be short in the front with slits nearly up to her groin, the back is long, nearly dragging on the ground. Of course, not all situations call for such an attention drawing garment and as such the kimono is fitted with a few tricks that allow her to close the side slits as much as she would like to. Around her waist is a wide belt purple in color with a gold metallic trim. On the front is where she wears her Iwa plate save for when she is on any covert missions.

The cold weather of Iwa calls for a few additional pieces. Matching sleeves that go from wrist to mid-bicep with white ruffles can be pulled on if it’s just a bit chilly. For the coldest times of year a nearly exact replica of the kimono but in robe form adores her body. Hooded and with hanging bell sleeves, the robe is a much heavier fabric and also slightly water resistant, enough to keep rain from soaking in too quickly.

Her shoes depend entirely upon the situation ranging from black heels adorned with flowers to flats to even barefoot if necessary. She keeps her jewelry light if she wears any at all. A few gold bangles, a choker that matches her dress, or a ribbon in her hair.
Picture:
Nori fully made upShow
Personality: To put it simple, Nori is a happy person. To make it a bit more complicated, she’s forward and never afraid to say what she thinks though she always tries to keep tactful. Incredibly confident about herself, what she does, and who she is, she’s also very careful to never be rude or disparaging of others. Her happiness is true and real and never manufactured. She’s not the type to offer complacencies or pretend that things are okay when they are not.

Mostly, Nori is fun. Due to her near constant happiness, she is active and inspires others to action as well. Whether that means going to new places or going to an old familiar place. Being with people she has known since childhood or those she met the day before. Nori is never afraid to go after what she wants whether it’s a job or the attention of a man. There is not a shy bone in her body and she’s a huge flirt who enjoys making people feel good about themselves.

Always preferring to have a good time, Nori is the type of person that is very difficult to bring to anger. She befriends nearly everyone she meets due to her ability to read people. Very few things infuriate her but when she becomes angry she’s difficult to bring down, the anger burning bright and harsh.

While she is passionate about the work she does and truly enjoys it, Nori has never cared about being “The Best.” The young woman has only ever cared about being her best. Her best for her friends, for her family, for the people she cares about and who care about her. It’s not the accolades that she needs and in fact she prefers not to have them at all. No, she doesn’t care about anyone knowing what she does - only that what she does is effective and meaningful even if she is the only one who knows about it.

Nori has two distinct fighting styles. The first is pretty much what you could consider a serious version of her typical personality. A little bit more serious, a little bit more focused on her observation skills, but still pretty much herself. She enjoys fighting with teammates as she usually can find something to learn from them and finds it very useful to work as a team at times.

But when she is working a covert mission, Nori become whoever she needs to be. That can mean shy and submissive or loud and rude. It can mean eyes that never make it off the ground and hands that wring or it could mean touching that would usually be considered inappropriate and direct eye contact. When getting close to a target you had to do whatever was necessary and if there was one thing that was not completely obvious about Nori that made her very good at this work it was her sheer determination to succeed. No matter the cost.
Battle Information Village: Iwagakure no Sato
Rank: Jounin
  • Ninjutsu: 45
  • Taijutsu: 27
  • Genjutsu: 15
  • Stamina: 30
  • Control: 30
  • Strength: 20
  • Speed: 26
  • Instinct: 33
Equipment: One lightweight metal folding fan, gold in color, with a white pattern on it disguising the seal for
Minor Weapon DefenseShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Minor Weapon Defense
D-Rank Storage & Force Fuuinjutsu
By having an empty scroll with a seal formula placed on it, the user is able to use the seal as a defensive measure. Holding a single, one-handed hand seal, the user attempts to block the incoming small sized weapon (kunai or smaller) with the scroll. Right before contact is actually made, the weapon will be sealed into the seal. This seal cannot be used multiple times, and if the incoming projectile has more than 5 strength, it will overpower it, making the technique useless.
Nori usually wears her hair in a bun held in place by two red and gold hair sticks. These have no special properties though they could be used to stab someone as they do have quite sharp tips.

All of the rest of Nori’s equipment is sealed in the following manners:
Tool Storage FuuinShow
Using
Tool StorageShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Tool Storage
D-Rank Storage Fuuinjutsu
After drawing a seal formula on a surface, appropriate in size to the weapon being sealed but no larger than 3x9 inches, the user forms the needed hand seals then may place as many of that singular object into the scroll as desired. When done, the user performs another set of hand seals and touches the seal closing it off as the seal condenses to the shape of the object stored. This seal is the only known sealing applications that allows depth storage and unfortunately this cannot be done at larger sizes. Tools can only be released at a maximum of 10 at a time, and are released with zero force.
Nori has:

X5 Kunai on her right forearm near her wrist
X15 Senbon above the kunai on her right forearm
X5 Exploding tags on her right bicep
X5 Kunai on her right forearm near her wrist
X15 Senbon above the kunai on her left forearm
X5 Exploding tags on her left bicep

X5 Exploding tags on the outside of her right thigh
X5 Kunai on the outside of her left thigh.

X15 Senbon on the front side of her fan

All tattoos are surrounded by incredibly intricate designs, though none of them cross the lines that form the Fuuin seal. The purpose served is that unless you knew the seals were there, they would be impossible to see.
ProtectShow
At all times, Nori maintains the Fuuin seal of
ProtectShow
Protect
B-Rank Augment Fuuinjutsu
After drawing a seal over the surface of a non-organic object, the user will perform the necessary seals to release chakra into the seal. This will cause the object to strengthen to a durability of 20. If the object is stronger than 20 there is no effect. The jutsu will be canceled if the seal is removed or broken.
on any cloaks and outfits that she wears.
Companions: (0/1)
Primary Affinity: Katon
Abilities and Concentrations
Ninjutsu Specialist:
Having devoted their lives to mastering the arts of Ninjutsu, this shinobi is classified as a Ninjutsu Specialist. Ninjutsu specialist are able to devote a total of 10 concentrations to Ninjutsu, unlike most people who are capped at 8. However, they are only able to devote a max of 5 concentrations to Taijutsu, and a max of 5 concentrations to Genjutsu.

As a Ninjutsu Specialist, [User] is able to utilize Ninjutsu concentrations reserved for specialists, and is able to enter the God Tier [45+] on select stats, and meaning as a specialist they can select stats to break into the God tier. These stats can only be [Ninjutsu or Instinct], [Speed or Strength], and 2 of [Control, Instinct, or Stamina].

Chosen Stats: Ninjutsu, Speed, Control, and Stamina
Abilities
First Ability
Second Ability
Third Ability
Concentrations
Ninjutsu
Katon:
Katon Affinity
A character with this concentration is able to utilize Katon, and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require the Katon affinity. Katon has a passive ignition effect.
Passive (Ingition)Show
Katon's effect is ignition, which means that all katon jutsu, regardless of effect, start and spread fire from their source. Once a jutsu has been performed, the fire from the jutsu spreads at 1/3rd the speed of the technique, rounded down. That means a C-rank katon jutsu that moves at 13 speed would create subsequent fires that spread at 4 speed. These secondary fires require flammable material to continuously spread, otherwise they will burn out on their own.

Additionally, the strength of burns on organic material from katon jutsu is determined by the ninjutsu stat requirement.
  • 1-14 Strength Requirement: First Degree Burns
  • 15-24 Strength Requirement: Second Degree Burns
  • 25-34 Strength Requirement: Third Degree Burns
  • 35+ Strength Requirement: Fourth Degree Burns
Storage & Force Fuuinjutsu:
Storage & Force Fuuinjutsu
This user is able to utilize Storage Fuuinjutsu and Force Fuuinjutsu, making it possible for them to utilize any jutsu with the Storage or Force Classification. Storage Fuuinjutsu can be used to store supplies, weapons, armor, or anything in between. Force Fuuinjutsu are used to release, counteract, and capture energy.
Charge Fuuinjutsu:
Charge Fuuinjutsu
This user is able to utilize Charge Fuuinjutsu, making it possible for them to utilize any jutsu with the Charge Classification. Charge Fuuinjutsu are used to create jutsu like effects out of seals.
Augment Fuuinjutsu:
Augment Fuuinjutsu
This user is able to utilize Augment Fuuinjutsu, making it possible for them to utilize any jutsu with the Augment Classification. Augment Fuuinjutsu are used to enhance or limit the power of whatever it's placed on.
Taijutsu
Deft Hands:
The fundamental skill of [Deft Hands] indicates the user’s proficiency with using their hands in very specific and complex movements, like sleight of hand and targeting very small and specific points on an opponent’s body. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu in various ways.
Perception:
The fundamental skill of [Perception] describes the user’s practiced methods of more keenly focussing their senses for a short time. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.
Genjutsu[Place them here]

Jutsu
NinjutsuShow
FuuinjutsuShow
Augment FuuinjutsuShow
D-Rank JutsuShow
C-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Endure
C-Rank Augment Fuuinjutsu
By doing the needed hand seals, the ninja inscribes the fuuinjutsu onto a surface (non-organic). This seal releases chakra into the structure, strengthening it to a durability of 10. If the object is stronger than 10, there is no effect. This effect persists as long as the seal does, or the item is intact.

*Fuuinjutsu • Link
C-Rank Augment Fuuinjutsu
By placing a small seal behind the ear and on the inside of the lip, then performing a short set of hand seals, the user creates an audio link between themselves and any targets they personally place this seal combination on. While hearing is always active, channeling chakra into the seal allows effected targets to speak, their words being stored and transmitted to the other seals.
B-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Mute
B-Rank Augment Fuuinjutsu
The user will draw a small, 5inch by 5inch seal on their target, completely removing their ability to speak until the seal is removed or deactivated.

Protect
B-Rank Augment Fuuinjutsu
After drawing a seal over the surface of a non-organic object, the user will perform the necessary seals to release chakra into the seal. This will cause the object to strengthen to a durability of 20. If the object is stronger than 20 there is no effect. The jutsu will be canceled if the seal is removed or broken.
A-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Five Element Seal
A-Rank Augment Fuuinjutsu
After drawing a seal formula consisting of the a 1-inch sized kanji character of each element on a target, the user forms the needed hand seals then touches the seal, arming it. This seals off certain points of the target's tenketsu, disturbing their chakra flow and blocking it, essentially making the target incapable of utilizing their chakra for jutsu as long as the seal is on them.
S-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Drain
S-Rank Augment Fuuinjutu]su
Prerequisite:: 40 Ninjutsu, 45 Control
The user will draw this seal on their target, most commonly the back of their neck. When activated, the fuuin reduces the targets strength by 18.
Storage and Force FuuinjutsuShow
D-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Tattoo
D-Rank Storage Fuuinjutsu
Developed for clandestine operations originally, instead of using ink and paper, the user draws a seal onto their body the size of the item they are sealing into their body. Upon doing a set of hand seals, the user then slides the item into the tattoo and performs a second seal, causing the seal to go dormant. When kai'd the seal releases the stored item.

*Fuuinjutsu • Tool Storage
D-Rank Storage Fuuinjutsu
After drawing a seal formula on a surface, appropriate in size to the weapon being sealed but no larger than 3x9 inches, the user forms the needed hand seals then may place as many of that singular object into the scroll as desired. When done, the user performs another set of hand seals and touches the seal closing it off as the seal condenses to the shape of the object stored. This seal is the only known sealing applications that allows depth storage and unfortunately this cannot be done at larger sizes. Tools can only be released at a maximum of 10 at a time, and are released with zero force.

*Fuuinjutsu • Minor Weapon Defense
D-Rank Storage & Force Fuuinjutsu
By having an empty scroll with a seal formula placed on it, the user is able to use the seal as a defensive measure. Holding a single, one-handed hand seal, the user attempts to block the incoming small sized weapon (kunai or smaller) with the scroll. Right before contact is actually made, the weapon will be sealed into the seal. This seal cannot be used multiple times, and if the incoming projectile has more than 5 strength, it will overpower it, making the technique useless.
C-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Storage Strike
C-Rank Storage & Force Fuuinjutsu
Used in conjunction with storage seals, the user forms the needed hand seals then touches the storage seal causing it to release up to three of the objects stored in it simultaneously, as if they were thrown at a strength of 10. The three objects will be released in a small spread, only a few inches apart from each other.
B-Rank JutsuShow
A-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Heaven's Boom
A-Rank Force Fuuinjutsu
The user will draw a large fuuinjutsu array, approximately, 2m by 2m in size. By performing the kai seal, the fuuin will explode with the force of an A-rank jutsu, releasing an explosion over a 16x16x16m area, with 25 strength.
S-Rank JutsuShow
Charge FuuinjutsuShow
D-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Air Seal
D-Rank Charge Fuuinjutsu
A truly unique move in that it can be used alongside other Fuuinjutsu, by channeling into their finger as they draw in the air directly in front of them, the user releases raw chakra the lingers for a small amount of time, allowing it to be used as a seal formula. This technique consumes chakra equal to the cost of the technique.

*Fuuinjutsu • Barrier Trap
D-Rank Charge Fuuinjutsu
After placing four exploding tags in a 10 meter radius, the user draws a line connecting each of the tags. When kai'd, all the tags are set off simultaneously.
C-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Four Seal Barrier Formation
C-Rank Charge Fuuinjutsu
After drawing 4 approximately 2x5 inch surfaces, the user forms a set of hand seals arming the tags. When finished, they will place the tags into a square formation up to 15x15 meters in size. After setting the seals in their desired locations, the user may kai any one of the seals at anytime to activate the jutsu, causing a barrier the size of the formation to pop up around the area in-between at a speed of 8. The barrier has a strength of 12.
B-Rank JutsuShow
*Fuuinjutsu • Iron Binding Seal
B-Rank Charge Fuuinjutsu
Prerequisite: *Four Seal Barrier Formation
After drawing a seal formula on a surface 2 meters diameter in size, the seal is then placed in the center of a Four Seal Barrier Formation. The user then forms the needed hand seals and touches the seal with their hand arming it. If anything trips the barrier, it will trigger this seal formula to grow and shoot off of it's surface at a speed of 20 in a 10 meter radius. If the seals happen to catch anything, the seals will sprawl onto it locking it down and still at a strength of 20. Unfortunately, after three posts the seal runs out of energy and fades allowing the target to move once more.
A-Rank JutsuShow
S-Rank JutsuShow
Removal FuuinjutsuShow
D-Rank JutsuShow
*D-Rank Seal Removal
D-Rank Removal Fuuinjutsu
Prerequisite: 5 D-Rank Fuuinjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user traces the outline of a D-Rank fuuinjutsu. After doing so, the user places their hand over the seal, removing the seal. This does not protect against any traps that may occur as a result of removing a seal.
C-Rank JutsuShow
*Seal Analysis
C-Rank Removal Fuuinjutsu
Prerequisite: 1 S-Rank Fuuinjutsu
Fuuinjutsu is an extremely formulaic style of jutsu, the seal itself almost forming a "source code" of sorts to the actual purpose of the seal. After the appropriate hand seals, the user will touch the seal, scanning it carefully with their chakra and analyzing the handiwork of the seal. Due to the complexity of seals, it takes a significant amount of time to tell more than the rank and whether or not a seal may have negatives to being removed. Outside of combat however, where time is a plenty, adept fuuinjutsu user can study a seal in depth learning most of its secrets.
B-Rank JutsuShow
A-Rank JutsuShow
S-Rank JutsuShow
Katon JutsuShow
D-Rank JutsuShow
*Katon • Torch
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user will exhale a small ball of flame directly in front of them. The ball lights up the surrounding area in a 5 meter radius and requires 5 or more Strength to destroy. Unless destroyed, it will stay locked in it's location for 5 posts before fading.

*Katon • Fireball
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user draws in a deep breath before exhaling out a 1 foot diameter fireball at the opponent. It travels up to 10 meters away at a speed of 6 and a strength of 4.

*Katon • Heated Blade
D-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling katon chakra into a metal weapon or blade, the user will cause it to grow hotter and cover the blade in flames. The imbued weapon will be able to carve through defenses of 5 or less strength with ease.

*Katon • Flame's Shadow
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user will create a copy of themselves out of katon chakra. The clone will be able to move with the stats labelled below, while also exploding with the force of a single exploding tag upon death into a burst of flames. The clone will only last for 3 posts.
  • Taijutsu: 2
  • Stamina: 1
  • Strength: 1
  • Speed: 2
*Katon • Flame Jet
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user draws in a deep breath before exhaling out a cone that is up to five meters long and three meters wide at it's base. The cone travels at a speed of 6 and pushes with a strength of 4.
C-Rank JutsuShow
*Katon • Ripple
C-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling katon chakra into their body, the user will release a burst of flame around their entire body, coming outwards from them. This sphere of roiling fire pushes outward with 10 speed and impacts whatever it touches with 10 strength, the sphere extending roughly 3 meters in radius from the user's body.

*Katon • Great Fireball
C-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user draws in a deep breath before exhaling a thin stream of flames up to 15 meters away at a speed of 10. Either at 15 meters, or if the stream makes impact with anything, the stream will erupt into a spherical C-Rank explosion, scattering flames over everything within a 5 meter radius from the point of impact.

*Katon • Scattering Flames
C-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user will puff their chest before spitting out a torrent of 15 individual fireballs, each 2 centimeter diameter. The fireballs are shot for up to 10 meters away at a speed of 9 and a strength of 1.

*Katon • Erupting Burning Finger
C-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling chakra into their fingers, the user then attempts to make contact with the opponent. In the event that the strike is successful, the fingers release a C-Rank Explosion of Katon outward towards the targets body. If unused, lasts 3 posts.

*Katon • Bomb Creation
C-Rank Ninjutsu
By channeling katon chakra into any item, the user will turn it into a ticking time bomb. Either when 3 posts are up or when activated through the use of Chakra Kai, the object will explode, releasing all the katon chakra in it in a C-Rank explosion and scattering flames in the immediate area.
B-Rank JutsuShow
*Katon • Flame Armor
B-Rank Ninjutsu
After the needed hand seals, the user will release katon outward from their body rapidly as the fire twists around them. This fire forms a 3-inch layer of flames around their body that manifests at 25 speed, and essentially provide a pseudo-defense against taijutsu for the next three posts. If anyone comes into contact with the armor, they will receive second degree burns and incoming attacks will be repelled with 15 strength.

*Katon • Burning Entrapment
B-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user exhales a ring of fire up to 20 meters away at a speed of 20. On impact the ring immediately erupts outwards and upwards as it's dancing flames form a dome with a 5 meter diameter and a 3 meter pitch. The dome is held together at a strength of 20 for 4 posts before falling apart into wild flames.
A-Rank JutsuShow
*Katon • Supernova
A-Rank Ninjutsu
Prerequisite: *Katon • Burning Entrapment
After performing the correct hand seals the user will cause an existing instance of their *Katon • Burning Entrapment technique to collapse in at 25 Strength and Speed, crushing and forcing the flames upon whatever is trapped.
S-Rank JutsuShow
TaijutsuShow
Totem StyleShow
D-Rank JutsuShow
*[Totem Style • Balance]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: [Perception]
This is a neutral state that is often the start of most combat. It consists of feet spread shoulder width and arms held in a prayer-like position. They focus their senses to best understand which stances will be needed, and cleanse their habits from other stances to better emulate their next one.

*[Totem Style • Tiger's Hunt]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
The user's stance is low and focused on fluidity. They advance with each attack given or received, dodging to the left or right rapidly but always closing the gap. Once closed they attack with rapid, if unaimed, strikes focused on overwhelming their opponent.

*[Totem Style • Cobra's Strikes]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: [Deft Hands]
The user folds their hands over where the thumb and fingers make a cone-like point. Their defenses consist of dips and sways to dodge attacks. Their offenses are focused on pin point application of pressure using these points and lightning quick strikes.
C-Rank JutsuShow
*[Totem Style • Cobra's Bite]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: [Deft Hands], *[Totem Style • Cobra's Strikes]
The user makes a string of rapid attacks aimed at the collarbone, throat, and shoulder. They focus more on speed than power, causing each attack to be slightly weak but still damaging and very draining. If the user has more strength than their opponent the collarbone will be broken, the shoulder severely bruised and difficult to move, and they will have trouble breathing.

*[Totem Style • One With All]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: [Perception]
The user focuses on their animal spirits and drops into a pseudo-meditative state. They focus their mind against goading and unnecessary internal distraction. While like this they have a lessened sense of self, seeing themselves as a vessel through which the animal spirits flow. However, they are more capable of switching between their stances with absolute fluidity, often doing so mid action.
B-Rank JutsuShow
A-Rank JutsuShow
S-Rank JutsuShow

History
Historical AccountsShow
Most people who meet Minori assume that grew up in a normal, happy, healthy household with normal, happy, healthy parents. While not entirely untrue that certainly was not the whole story. Nori grew up with only her mother, never having even met her father. To be honest, she found out when she was around twelve that her mother wasn’t even sure who her father was. No brothers and no sisters, just her and her mom. Her mother was very much like herself both in looks and attitude. Naturally happy and personable. But no, their lives were not all rainbows and sunshine.

Nori was five years old whens he realized that her mother was an escort. She had been having trouble sleeping one night and had rolled out of her cot to get a drink of water. As she walked by the living area she saw her mother sitting with a man, her mother’s kimono perched only on one arm, closer to the elbow than shoulder. Nori called to her mother quietly, shying away from the door when both her mother and the strange man jumped up from the couch. Her hands closed around Nori’s are with more force than she had ever used before, dragging the child back to her room. Told to stay there and not leave for the rest of the night, that was the first time Nori had ever cried herself to sleep.

The next day, she was given an age-appropriate talk about what had happened. Nori didn’t really understand at the time what “special friends” meant and why they wouldn’t want to know that she was there. But her mother was earnest and Nori loved her mother so when she was told that it was a night that she couldn’t get up no matter what Nori listened. As she got older, she saw more and she heard more when her mother would bring men home. She spied on her mother and the men she brought home when they were still in the living area. She watched the way her mother moved and held her body. Listened to how the tone of her voice changed. Sometimes it was different with different men but they were all always equally transfixed on her and her alone. After they would move to the bedroom, Nori would use the cracked mirror in her room to practice being like her mother. How to smile a dozen different ways with a dozen different implications. From her toes to the tip of her head, Nori learned to mimic her mother.

Of course, this wasn’t even close to what their lives were like all of the time. They lived on the outskirts of the northern district and her mother’s clients were wealthy meaning that her mother didn’t need to work in the day. Nori’s mother was very smart and she taught her daughter everything she knew about math, science, and life. They traveled all over Iwa, they cooked together, they shopped together, and they talked about everything. Nori never judged her mother for the work that she did though she knew that others would if they found out. One day, eating in the village center, Nori asked her mother if she liked her work or if she herself was ashamed of it.

The answer was honest. It wasn’t always ideal. It wasn’t something that you bragged about to your friends. But it was something that allowed her the time and means to raise her daughter by herself and she not regret what she did. Even admitting to Nori that there was a sense of power to be found in the work that she did. Finishing with telling Nori that no job could steal away the happiness to be found in life.

Of course, even if her mother was OK with the work, she was getting older every year and eventually, finding work would be hard. Nori was almost eight when she realized that what her mother did could be dangerous. The only night she broke the rule of never leaving her room when there was a visitor. The sound of her mother screaming after the loud clap of flesh on flesh tore Nori out of her bed and into the living room her bare feet slapping on the floor. The sight that met her burned into her brain forever.

A large man, an angry look on his face, stood over her mother who laid on the ground, bleeding from her nose and mouth. A fierce anger filled the young child and she ran to her mother and covered her body with her own. Despite her mother’s begging, Nori did not leave and soon she couldn’t, the man grabbing her arm and lifting her with ease. As her feet kicked in the air, her breathing loud and panicked as she struggled against his hold, she hardly heard him mutter too young before dropping her and walking out the front door.

That was when Nori learned that the work her mother did was not without risk. It was why, as soon as she turned eight years old she enrolled in the Ninja Academy without telling her mother first. The goal was simple. Allow her mother to retire.

Despite her lack of knowledge about Shinobi, Nori excelled relatively quickly because of her sheer determination and honestly because of her friendliness. She was never afraid to ask for help and most who she asked were more than willing. With no specialty in mind, Nori graduated at the earliest possible age of twelve and that was when she really started to flourish. The money earned a genin was not enough to allow her mother to retire but it was enough to help. The biggest issue was that despite how fast she learned, Nori didn’t know what she excelled at. Not until she was on a mission with her team, including her Jounin superior who was merely there to observe.

There was a thief they were to not only capture but also retrieve the goods he had taken as they belonged to someone rather wealthy. They found the man quite easily but they were unsure of how to get a lead on the items. That was when Nori realized how she could be helpful. Quickly using a transformation jutsu, Nori transformed into an older-looking woman she picked from out in the crowd. With her teammates quite confused, Nori walked right up to the man at the bar and smiled sweetly at them. A bit clumsy for the first time, Nori eventually succeeded in getting him to invite her back to his place. With her teammates close behind they were able to retrieve the stolen goods and apprehend the thief as well. That was the start of Nori’s special training.

With her teammates she still continued to practice her usual jutsu skills and Taijutu skills as well as going on typical missions. But in secret, she trained with a woman who taught her the skills of seduction. With Nori’s bright attitude and truly kind demeanor as well as outgoing attitude, she was the woman’s star pupil. As she got older and her body continued to develop her attitude did as well. Nori became confident and unwavering in her ideals and determination. She became adept at massages, acupuncture, and hot stone treatments. She learned how to dance in several different styles. She learned how to serve at a bar and at a restaurant and she learned how to control a situation without anyone else knowing.

During all of this training, due to her work with her team, she was promoted to the rank of Chuunin just past the age of 14. Still she was only allowed to train for her covert work, never allowed to run an actual mission but only practicing on men in bars or out in public to train holding their attention and managing her own body, emotions, and facial expressions. Due to a personal interest, Nori began studying Fuuinjutsu remembering the way her mother cowered on the floor. She was determined to never let that happen to herself. She studied until well into the morning, writing Fuuin after Fuuin, learning how they worked inside and out and thinking of how to use them most efficiently.

Her mother, of course, knew nothing of this secret training either, only that her daughter was working very hard. At the age of 16 she was finally promoted to special jounin and was allowed to put all of her training to use. The first mission she was sent on was to a small village outside of the walls of Iwa with her Jounin leader of course. It was a simple job, but she didn’t know that they expected her to fail. Apparently, most people in this work chickened out when they finally had to follow through.

Not Nori though. She found the man exactly where they said he was going to be. In a bar, loud and obnoxious and drunk. Nori was old enough that she didn’t need to transform into someone older and merely used the transformation jutsu to alter her face enough to be unrecognizable. It took merely a few moments for her to gain his attention and she never lost it once she had it. She didn’t rush him but she never let him think that she was bored and before long she was leading him back to the inn where a room had already been secured. Nori never shares the exact secrets of what happens once she is in a room with a man, but she has kept a one hundred percent success rate since that first mission. Without a single unusual sound, twenty minutes after entering the room Nori left, not a speck of blood on her and looking like her usual self. A small grin on her face, she found her superior, handed him the ring from the now dead man’s finger and put her first successful assassination on the books.

Her life was a busy one after that, performing normal missions alone and with her team both and also disappearing at random times to complete a covert mission. Her mother was finally able to retire and Nori let her retain her happiness that her daughter was becoming a well-known Shinobi and not an escort. There was no point in ruining that for her. With her incredible track record and ability to manage her secret life, it was at the age of nineteen that Nori was promoted to Jounin after a particularly sensitive mission that not even those on the council had all of the details on. Her life hadn’t changed all that much since she became a special jounin. Nori truly enjoys her work and in her spare time she hangs out with friends and is simply looking for the next big thing in her life.

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