Sachio, Sato

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Sachio, Sato

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Sachio Sato
Haiena

General Information Age:13
Gender: Male
Height: 5’1” (155cm)
Weight:105lb (47.6kg)
Physical Features:
  • Face/head: Sachio has a complexion that rivals sandalwood, with piercing brown eyes and an infectious smile. Thick black eyebrows serve as a notable contrast to his smaller than average pupils. Though still in his adolescence, his active lifestyle shed his baby fat allowing for his natural jawline to show to some degree. This is punctuated by his cleft chin. His nose sits snug on his face, his curly black hair allowing to flow freely atop his head.
  • Body: Sachio has a slender frame, begging to show the signs of muscle and tone, but still soft in a layer of fat. Training has toughened his hands to be firm, but mostly unblemished thanks to proper training gear. The same could be said for the rest of his body, save for the small black Kraken on his left arm to symbolize his ties to the Karagata family.
  • Notable Features:----
Clothing/Accessories: Sachio’s wardrobe is a mix of garments that keep him dry. That is to say he is almost always in a pair of pants,usually tailor made for ninja with extra pockets and durability. While he prefers short sleeve shirts, he usually keeps a jacket on to compensate. He allows his head to get wet, as his hair does an okay job of shielding his scalp from it.
When on missions, his clothing doesn’t change much. Though he often opts to leave the jacket behind in favor of a more form fitting apparel with three pouches, one on each hip, and the last on his lower back.
Picture:
Personality:
  • General: Sachio has an outgoing personality. He is pretty easy to talk to and honestly can ramble a bit when passionate. Due to his inability to fully control his laughter, Sachio often finds it hard for others to hold a conversation with him, which is why he appreciates those that do. He is confident in his abilities, carries himself with respect, but is not about the occasional pettiness that comes with youth.
  • Hopes/Dreams: To be recognized by his family as more than a simple tool.
  • Fears: Being turned into a mindless killing machine. Being ostracized by his family.
  • Combat Mentality:Sachio’s sporadic laughter, through training, has been turned into a weapon serving as a trigger for genjutsu, usually used to initiate the attack. When a quieter method is needed, Sachiro bites down on his mouth piece and utilizes the standard sign language for Kirigakure to communicate. With his teacher’s training, he is adept at tracking and stealth to approach his target, and utilize brutally effective holds, throws and blows to subdue them.

Battle Information Village:Kirigakure
Rank: Genin
  • Chakra Pool:7
  • Endurance:7
  • Control:7
  • Strength:6
  • Speed:6
  • Willpower:7
  • Power Rank: D
Equipment:
  • 3 Explosive tags kept in left hip pouch
  • 5 kunai kept in left hip pouch
  • 5 shuriken kept in left hip pouch.
  • Mouth guard kept in right hip pouch.
  • Gauze kept in right hip pouch
  • Bandages kept in right hip pouch.
  • 15m of ninja wire in the right hip pouch
  • 5 kunai kept in pouch on lower back
  • 5 shuriken kept in pouch on lower back
Companions: (0/1)
Primary Affinity: Raiton
Abilities and Concentrations
Abilities
First Ability
Second Ability
Third Ability
Concentrations
Ninjutsu
Raiton:
Raiton
A character with this concentration is able to utilize Raiton, and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require the Raiton affinity. Raiton has a shocking effect.
Passive (Shocking)Show
Raiton has the effect of shocking, which means causes it's effect to be diffuse upon impact. In organic material, this causes nervous stimulation which results in numbness, tingling, loss of sensation, and sometimes paralysis. In inorganic material, this means that the strength of the jutsu diffuses across an area 2x the size of the attack. In a jutsu that creates a lightning ball 2m in diameter, if it struck a wall the size of the attack would cover a 4m area.

Additionally, the strength of the nervous effect on organic material from raiton jutsu is determined by the Strength stat range they fall into.
  • 1-14 Strength Requirement: Tingling, acute numbness.
  • 15-24 Strength Requirement: Loss of Sensation
  • 25-34 Strength Requirement: Localized Paralysis
  • 35+ Strength Requirement: Diffuse Paralysis
Doton:
Doton Affinity
A character with this concentration is able to utilize Doton, and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require the doton affinity. Doton has a passive enduring effect.
Passive (Enduring)Show
Doton has a passive effect of Endurance, which means that it's power is retained throughout the entirety of the jutsu. All of a single doton jutsu retains the strength of the jutsu, even after the jutsu has been destroyed, and unlike other jutsu, doton does not fade when destroyed. This means that if a doton barrier with 25 strength is cut in half and falls to the ground, a part of that barrier could be picked up and carried as a hand held shield which would still have 25 strength, despite being a fractured part of a jutsu. This creates incredibly potent defenses, making doton a popular affinity among defensive fighters.
Taijutsu
Close Quarters Combat:
The fundamental skill of [Close Quarters Combat] indicates the user's proficiently to efficiently utilize martial arts and advanced combat moves involving the body for example but not limited to, adv kicks, grapples, adv punches, etc.
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.
Stealth:
The fundamental skill of [Stealth] describes the user’s proficiency in remaining silent, unseen and unnoticed as they go about tasks. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.

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.
Acrobatics:
The fundamental skill of [Acrobatics] includes the user’s ability to contort their body into unfamiliar positions in order to avoid attacks, as well as the user’s ability to fall safely and perform Ukemi and other feats of gymnastics. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.

Genjutsu
Sight Initiation:
This user has learned to use visual cues to initiate genjutsu. Allowing them to perform actions, or draw the eyes to something to capture their targets in a genjutsu.
Sound Initiation:
This user has learned to use sound cues to initiate genjutsu. Allowing them to create sounds and sustain sounds to capture their targets in a genjutsu.
Scent Initiation:
This user has learn to use smells to intiate genjutsu. Allowing them to utilize and produce various scents to capture their targets in genjutsu.
Touch Initiation:
This user has learn to use physical sensations to initiate genjutsu. Allowing them to physical touch the target, or touch them with objects to capture their targets in genjutsu.

Jutsu
Raiton NinjutsuShow
*Raiton • Lightning Armament
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
After the correct hand seals are performed, the user coats themselves in a thick layer of lightning. This armour of lightning forms near instantly and requires [Control] Strength to break. During this time, the user's physical strikes apply the Raiton shocking effect.

*Raiton • Bright Bolt
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user will extend two fingers toward a target. A bolt of lightning will jump up to 10 meters from their fingers at [Control] Speed and Strength.

*Raiton • Conductor
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals, the user will coat a weapon they are holding in Raiton electricity for 5 posts. This causes the shock effect to be produced on any contact with a target, while also granting blunt weapons the ability to cut through skin to produce shallow wounds. This also works for thrown weapons, however if the projectile remains out of contact with the user for more than 2 posts the technique will dissipate early.
Doton NinjutsuShow
*Doton • Earthen Ninja Tools
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user will form a set of up to 10 basic projectiles, such as kunai, shuriken, or senbon, in their hand. These tools have [Control] strength.

*Doton • Binding Formation
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After channeling doton chakra into their foot the user will slam the ground within 5 meters of a target's feet with their heel, causing a formation of rock to shoot upwards at [Control] speed binding the target's feet at [Control] strength

*Doton • Dirt Cloud
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user will form a 1 meter diameter ball of loose dirt in front of them, launching it off up to 10 meters away at [Control] strength and speed. Upon impact the ball of loose dirt breaks apart forming a vision-impairing cloud of dirt with a 5 meter radius.
TaijutsuShow
Elbow Strike
E-ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
A basic defensive attack using the elbow to deal damage at close range. By keeping their arms tucked, the user can lash out with his elbow to hit the opponent. While not ideal at medium range, up close this becomes a useful blow to force an opponent to back up or halt their attempts to grapple.

Low Kick
E-rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite:
A simple yet effect attack. Using either leg and shinbone, Saicho delivers a short swift kick towards his opponent's thigh or calf. With enough successful applications, this can not only cause damage but disrupt the opponents dexterity and mobility.

Jab
E-ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: Deft Hands
A basic attack with multiple applications in combat. Using his leading fist, Saicho launches a straight punch, turning his fist and rotating it palm down for added power.

Deflection
D-rank Taijutsu Maneuver
A defensive Jutsu used to transfer the opponent's upper body attack away from the user. With proper footing, they use either forearm to guide the attack away from his person, allowing the attack to continue undisturbed while he steps around it. I

Knife Strike
D-ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
A simple but devastating attack. By keeping the fingers on either hand pressed firmly together and slightly tucking the thumb, Saicho is able to deliver a chop of sorts towards the target's neck. If successful, this attack can leave the target temporarily disoriented, which can hamper their ability to effectively defend themselves against follow up attacks. If Saicho's strength is 5 more than the opponent's then attack will cause a temporary (1 post) Daze.

Tracking
D-rank Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: Willpower 5 or higher
A learned skill, Saicho is able to note environmental disturbances to track his target, unless they have used a Jutsu of equal or higher rank to cover their tracks or create a false path.

Identify
C-rank Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: Willpower 5 or higher
To more accurately track down his target, Rozan has gotten into the mindset to identify characteristics of individuals he meets. By observing the person(s) for two full posts, Saicho is able to commit to memory the person's voice, appearance, as well as make fairly accurate estimates of their height and weight. If he is able to keep to at least five foot proximity of the individual for the full two posts he can even commit their scent to memory. This, of course, can be fooled if the person is using a jutsu of higher rank to mask any of these identifying characteristics.
GenjutsuShow

Hyena’s bark
D-Ranked Illusion Genjutsu
The user will do a series of hand seals, then within the next post, laugh. Anyone who hears the laughter, will hear it repeated once behind them. Useful for distractions or scare tactics.

History
Historical AccountsShow

Born the fourth son of Daisuke and Natsuki Sato, Sachio is 10 years after his brother Ein, the third son. His elder brothers played little impact on his life as a child, though Sachio was expected to bring honor and prestige to the family like the other members of the. Daisuke and Natsuki had both excelled in their respective businesses before joining them in marriage, his elder brothers Hito, Akira, and Ein followed similar paths taking an investment from the family money to expand the business into different markets. Their success reflected well on the Taragata name, and life was good.

Sachio wanted for little, yet turbulence came early to the boy. While in his childhood many thought him just easily excited or prone to laughter, it wasn’t until he was four years old that his family began to suspect that something else was at play. Sachio would laugh, sometimes softly, like a giggle or a chuckle, and other times it would be loud and uproarious with seemingly no cause or end. It did not matter the time or place, if Sachio was triggered, laughter would ensue.

Daisuke and Natsuki took Sachio to a few different doctors who tried various drugs to suppress the laughter, but all of them left Sachio lethargic and dim. His parents could see the effect it was having on their youngest. Rather than allow pride and acceptance from others to doom their son to a mindless existence, they opted to instead live with his quirk. It was an adjustment for them. Saicho missed many a celebratory dinner or event, and the few he did attend were hard on him as his laughter drew many reactions, not all of them pleasant.

Like many of the citizen’s of Kirigakure, Saicho marveled at the feats of ninja and the fame that seemed to lift them higher than even the wealthiest of merchants. When he had the time, he would look into different feats and public records of missions from some of Kirigakure’s historical ninja. The thought of earning such status excited the youngster, and in a fashion appropriate for his age, he begged his parent’s get him into the academy.

Merchant families usually had a child who yearned for the ninja life, but such a life did not come cheap. Though wealthy, they were not noblemen, nor did they have the type of pull needed to bully their way into the upper escalons. At best they could give Sachio one shot at the lowest ranking academy. If he did not pass on his first try, then he would never be a ninja for Kirigakure. It was determined that before he took the test for the academy, he would need to be trained. A ninja would be required. One with enough renown to be looked on favorably by the village while also allowing for Saicho’s application to have a strong endorsement.

It took some time, their influence was not infinite, and ninja were notoriously picky when it came to sponsoring a child from a non-ninja or noble family, but after a year of searching, they were able to corner one ninja into an interview. Rozan Nagano, a special jounin in his 20s who had long served the village. Like them, he was a member of the Karagata family. His mission record was solid, and his skills vast, but most important of all he was willing to at least look over their son.

Saicho was 8 years old when he met Rozan for the first time. A ball of nerves and excitement, Saicho talked with the man for a long time, answering questions about why he wanted to be a ninja, what he thought it meant to serve the village, and what it meant to bring honor to himself and his family. Finally when all the questions were answered, Rozan voiced a final question, his voice weighted,

“Saicho, to become a ninja is to dedicate one's life to the service of the village. To take this path means to discard your childhood and embrace a heavy maturity. In this life, you will harm, maime, kill and die, if deemed necessary. All without complaint, all for the village. Think hard about this. Once you are in, there is no going back. Are you willing to kill for this life?”

To Rozan’s credit, he did not show his unease at the boy’ laughter that echoed his words. After a spell, Saicho gave his answer, “I will bring honor to my family, prove to them what I already know. I will prove that I am not a burden, that I can be strong enough for the Tarakata.

After that, things changed. Rozan agreed to mentor Saicho for three years in order to prepare him for the Academy. He would also stake a small part of his reputation on the line for Saicho as a sponsor. For the first time in a long time, Saicho was celebrated with a party. A farewell of sorts, as he would be living with Rozan for the duration of his training.

Training was a blur of pain. Rozan proved to be a taskmaster who gave no pity, took no excuses, and exploited every opening. Yet he was never cruel. Every painful exercise was explained, broken down, and demonstrated. Rozan had alongside his comrades, developed a discipline for stealth and close quarters combat which he drilled into Saicho daily. The lessons were hard learned, often having to be beaten into him repeatedly before he caught on. The hardest obstacle to conquer was his laughter.

Rozan would constantly fail him for stealth, which usually meant he would be on the receiving end of a beating, the target would flee, or the worst, blowing a retreat from enemy territory. In desperation, Saicho taped his mouth shut for the entire day of training, but succeeded in only winding himself. This habit soon took root, forcing himself to control his breathing when active, as well as proficiency with the ninja sign language. Still, his laughing would persist.

Rozan eventually understood that there was nothing he could do to help with Saicho’s condition. Though Saicho did find some measure of success when biting down on his mouthpiece. His mentor took to calling him Haiena, which Saicho kept as a moniker.

His book learning was not neglected, Saicho preferred learning this way as it was one of the few peaceful moments of the day. He learned the Ninja code of conduct, worked on mathematics, language, and history. Formations were studied and practiced, mission protocols were covered extensively. Saicho learned all he could about the competitive culture that was the Kirgakure Ninja Core.

Three years of training brought Saicho into a lean, confident boy with a small measure of skill. Even with Rozan to endorse him, and his considerable family influence, Saicho was only able to qualify for the third academy. This was, however, part of the reality that they planned for. Once he was given a chance to prove himself, Saicho had no doubt that his training would not be in vain. The first six months of the Academy proved to be the most difficult. It was clear that Rozan had been thero with his education in the culture of the ninja, Saicho was bored with the repeated lesson. It was also the first time he had to endure the teasing of his condition in three years. His impression of his classmates was less than stellar, yet he did find a few of his classmates were civilized.

The second trimester was just as dull as the first, but it did come with an increase in physical exercise. It was obvious that a lot of the children had received some sort of training from a ninja, even more obvious were those who had not. While all of this was graded, they received little to no indication of what their final result was. Saicho was half convinced that the real test was earning entry into the academy by the time he finished the second trimester.

The third trimester proved that assessment false. Survival exercises, ruthless spars and hellish training was his new routine. Each fight brought new bruises, but he was satisfied that he won more of his matches than he lost. Even if it was by one. All of that paled in comparison to their final test. Though the instructors made it clear that they were country men, none of them were friends. They were sharks in a frenzy, competing for survival, for the honor of serving the village. The last test threw chum in the water and let them off their chains.Saicho understood just what his teacher asked him four years ago.

For a week Saicho hunted and was hunted.

In the wet forest, on an island populated with countrymen turned targets, Saicho was forced to prove his conviction. For three days he struggled with his choice, avoiding conflict using the chaotic nature of the test. Several times he was able to scramble away from conflict when a third party struck. One night, he watched as a slave murdered his classmate. The woman cried and held the boy as if it were her son. Silently she wept, but the tears ran dry, and with a hardness that Saicho had only seen before in his master’s eyes, she took the blade from his chest and beheaded the corpse.

‘He was all that stood between her and freedom, between him and ninjahood. Killing him was not easy, but she did it. She did it and now her freedom is earned. Even if she dies tomorrow, she’ll do so free….’

Saicho was forced to flee soon after, her startled expression turned to fear, as he began to hear his laughter echoing in the night.

On the fourth day Saicho began tracking down targets. Rozan had trained him to follow a trail, to sort the scene by the lay of the land. Saicho used his practice to follow several trails that looked promising. What he found on the first trail made him wretch, a beheaded corpse at least two days old ravaged by beasts and bug alike. These scenes were common enough, that Saicho began to fear that no one was left.

After three more leads died out, on the fifth evening, Saicho found one of the criminals released, A burly man who looked to be in his fifties. Saicho did not know how the man had managed to kill one of his classmates, he did not seem especially skilled, but was injured. A kunai protruding from his side and a long gash on his left forearm, however the fight unfolded, it was clear that it cost more than the man could spare.

Little bastard, come to claim my head have you,” The man gave a small groan as he shifted his weight to better prepare himself as best he could. Saicho watched as his face twisted into a snarl, “You're mad, laughing as you take a man’s life!? Is this what your village makes of you?! Monsters who laugh as they come to kill men!”

Saicho mustered together his reply between fits,“.....Not…..a….monster,” With a single thrust of his kunai it was over, “A…..Ninja…….”

He had tried to give the man an easy death, but the horrified expression on his victim's face as his laughing fit continued, would haunt his nightmares for years to come. He was used to killing game, but severing a man’s head from his shoulders left his stomach contents on the ground and his hands shaking ferociously.


Saicho was in a haze of emotion on his return trip, blood ridden from the grisly ordeal. His travel was only interrupted once, a classmate who had just claimed her kill. He did mean to linger, but she cut him off before he could make his departure.

“I know that laugh, Haiena,” emerald eyes gave him the onceover, “I take it you’re almost done with your mission?

“......you as well……” Saicho had trouble placing her, they never spared or really spoke directly before, but finally the name came to mind even if it took longer to come to mouth, “...Yuri..”

Yuri nodded, her eyes shifting almost guiltily over to the man lay dead on the ground, “Only one thing left to do,” her gaze found its way to him once more, “What do you say to a truce? We can help one another back to the start and finish this exam.”

Saicho’s laughter split the air uproariously, “....Truce….Why?”


“Because we’re almost out of time. My sister took the exam four years ago, she was ambushed by a pair of ninja on her way out hoping to split her head from her shoulders and take her prize for their own. If her friend had not been close by, she might not have survived. I have no interest in dying here, and you’re already done. Doesn’t hurt that you’ve got some skill to defend yourself.”

Together, the pair hiked towards the coast with haste and suspicion, not just of a possible attack, but of one another. Saicho kept his senses sharp, suspecting an ambush that never came. After hours of tense travel, the duo arrived at their destination, a chunin accepting their scrolls, and releasing the jutsu to verify the deed was done. Saicho gave one last look at the dead man’s eyes, before boarding the ship that would transport them back home.

After the ordeal had ended, and the results of all three trimesters were provided, it was revealed that Saicho had passed. In less than a week since his first kill he was being celebrated as a genin with a headband as proof of his authenticity. For the first time in over four years, Saicho went home to his family. His family welcomed him with open arms and praise. A party was hosted in his honor, with his uncles, aunts, and cousins all present alongside his immediate family. Despite his bouts of laughter, no one teased him for it. Indeed, it seemed that his newfound status had brought their attention to him in ways that he did not foresee. Already they spoke of his use for defending ships or removing troublesome obstacles from their path.

Overwhelmed, Saicho made his way out onto the balcony hoping to catch a breather. ‘They’re proud but why does it feel empty? All this attention and praise, when before there was only whispers, judgement.’

They had spoken so casually of death, yet he was the only one who had done such a thing. A hand on his shoulder roused him from his thoughts, “You have done well Saicho. Your dedication to your training has paid off, you are officially a ninja of Kirgakure.”

“....Thank you, teacher….” Saicho tried to find the words for his question, but none seemed to express what he really wanted to ask. This did not go unnoticed, “Do you remember when we first met? I asked you then, if you were willing to kill for this life and you answered firmly and with conviction. Now that the deed is done, now that you have taken a life to wear that headband, was it worth it?”

“.....The man….I killed…...was either…..slave...or criminal…...I was….the second...who stood….in the way of his…..freedom…I wanted...to bring…...honor and respect….to my family….and prove that…..I am not….a burden...His….death….was the….cost…. I...do….not ...regret his…..death….I only...regret….that I took it...for...such….a….cheap...reason...as….acceptance from others….even family.”

Rozan gave his shoulder a firm squeeze, “A fine answer. Remember this, let it be a lesson you never forget. You will kill again, either forced by the enemy or by mission. When that happens, remember this moment, remember that life should not be taken for such a cheap reason. Honor yourself, and the ones you have killed, by only taking life when deemed necessary. Face yourself without shame, you paid for the life you now lead. All ninja have paid this price, in some form or another. You stand beside us as a brother of blood.


Two months later, and Saicho had his 13th birthday. His training with Rozan continued, and his life as a ninja began in earnest.

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