Companions: (1/1) Henrin Sachiko
Prestige Perks: (3/5) - Connections, Accountant (Scaling), Evolve
۸ General Information ۷ History ۷ Battle Information ۷ Abilities ۷ Concentrations ۸ ۸ Ninjutsu ۷ Genjutsu ۷ Taijutsu ۷ Other Jutsu ۸
Height: 6'2 feet
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hair: Kiyori's black hair is about 6 inches long on the right side and top of her head, and shaved down to less than an inch long on the left side and back of her head. She parts all of her long hair to her right side, running down the side of her face and covering her right ear.
Eyes: Kiyori's eyes have black sclerae and the signature two red circles of the Henrin clan, outlining the outer and inner edges of her iri.
Physical Features: Kiyori has a very lean frame that shows a lot of muscle, especially in her core, legs and arms; she has a 6 pack and very defined biceps and calves, as well as thin, compact thighs and rippled forearms. She still has a small waist with a decent backside, and due to her constant working out she has yet to develop a large bust, still sitting at almost B cups. Her skin is tan due to being out in the desert sun with very little clothing, and is riddled with scars from training, sparring and fighting. She is also covered head to toe in various forms of tribal tattoos, a result of the blessing she received that grants her power over light. Lastly, she has very tough looking feet, as she constantly walks around barefoot.
Clothing/Accessories: During missions or when training, Kiyori wears an outfit that allows her much freedom of movement. This outfit consists of a simple black sports bra, leaving her stomach exposed, and she wears a white pair of Adaba pants with a black stripe going down the sides. She has a black ninja pouch that she wears fastened to her right hip on a black belt, which also has two shuriken holsters attached to the front on either side of her pelvis. She wears no footwear as she feels it messes with her combat style and constricts her feet. When not on misions, Kiyori's outfits are usually short sleeved tops and short shorts to mitigate the desert heat, though she still never wears footwear. The only thing that is worn at all times, and one of her most prized possession, is a necklace made by her late girlfriend Emi Kouseki. It is a simple chain necklace with a ruby cut in the shape of a flame.
Meanwhile, while appearing publically in the village, she will try to make sure she is garbed in her Kazekage attire, complete with the white hat with green trim and the white robes with green trim. Along the back of her robes are the Kanji '12', and the symbol on the front of her hat is the Kanji for "Kazekage".
Forehead Protector: Kiyori wears her headband on her head like normal, but only while she's on a mission. The headband also has the symbol of the Scribes of the sand etched into the right side of it, and the symbol of the Henrin clan etched into the left side of it.
Personality: Kiyori has become much different in recent years as a result of the various changes that have taken place in her life, both physical and not. Her newfound take on the religion of Yuumagure have lead her to become more serious, as she believes that as one chosen by Her Light, she must be an exemplar of the religion, and all that it embodies. She has taken on a vegetarian lifestyle and abstains from drugs and alcohol at all times. However, there is one thing she has taken a different approach on, after her time in the ancient ruins that granted her her ability; She views the darkness not as unholy, but as a necessity.
She believes that Light is not there to completely destroy the darkness, but to coexist with it. Light cannot exist without dark, and vice versa, and so both must be used together to truly achieve proper worship of Yuumagure. This means that Kiyori has become much more okay with the prospect of death, underhanded methods, and other such tactics that she would have considered wrong in days gone by. She has realized the necessity of cruelty, of 'evil', provided that evil serves a more powerful good. She still abides by a personal moral code that involves abstaining from murder unless absolutely no other alternative exists, however she understand that in some circumstances, it is neccessary. As such, she won't try to stop someone else from doing the deed if she feels it must be done.
Her personality, as far as being bubbly and happy and generally a nice woman, is toned down heavily but still present. In her day to day, she'll still be more than happy to be alive and interact with people, and is just generally a joy to be around. As the Kazekage, Kiyori aims to protect her people of course, but 'her people' is a broad definition that includes any willing to fight for peace. Her goals, as grand as they are, are a peaceful world where everyone's problems can be solved through words, not violence. As The Sun's Radiance, she hopes to bring the peace and joy of Suna to the entire world, showing that peace is a very real possibility... if only people will let it happen.
Village: Sunagakure no Sato
Chakra Affinities: Doton, Fuuton, Hiton, Sand
- Chakra Pool: 42 (50-8)
- Endurance: 30
- Control: 50
- Strength: 35
- Speed: 50
- Willpower: 35
- 30 shuriken in holsters, 10 in each holster on the front of her belt
- 10 exploding tags, located in the ninja pouch on her right hip
- 5 smoke bombs, attached to the left side of her belt by pins, dangling off of her left hip
- 30 kunai in pouch on right hip
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)ShowDoton 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.
Fuuton Affinity:Fuuton Affinity
A character with this concentration is able to utilize Fuuton, and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require the Fuuton affinity. Fuuton has an cutting effect.Passive (Cutting)ShowFuuton has a natural cutting property to it, that exists in all jutsu unless otherwise stated. This gives fuuton a unique opportunity to strike with additional power, and to act as a offensive defense. Regardless of their purpose fuuton jutsu passively cut with no distinct pattern at 1/2 the strength of the technique rounded down unless otherwise stated. This means if someone punched a 20 strength fuuton wall, they would get cuts on their hand applied with 10 strength. This also means that fuuton jutsu specifically designated to cut things can create devastating wound by essentially striking twice.
Sand Style:Sand Style
A character with this concentration is able to utilize Sand, an extension composed of Fuuton and Doton, and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require Sand. Sand style has a grinding effect. You must be a current or former Sunagakure shinobi, and have both Fuuton and Doton to utilize this concentration.Passive (Grinding)ShowSand, however, is rough, and grinds in it's movement, eroding and tearing at anything it comes in contact with. This makes Sand an aggressive element that adds to it's strengthwhen coming in contact with solid matter by breaking it down and adding it to it's mass. When Sand breaks through anything it is strong against, it adds 1/5th of the strength of that thing to it's own strength. A 30 strength Sand Wave breaking through a 10 strength Doton wall would add 2 strength to itself, having 32 strength. Against organic matter, Sand grinds against skin and wounds, catching microtears that can become irritating and worsen existing wounds. Below is a list for how Sand interacts with solid matter
- 1-14 Strength Requirement: Minor scrapes and cuts, minor bleeding.
- 15-24 Strength Requirement: Scrapes, removal of skin, moderate bleeding.
- 25-34 Strength Requirement: Removal of upper muscle, heavy bleeding.
- 35+ Strength Requirement: Grinding of flesh, removal of deep tissue, profuse bleeding.
Sunakinesis:After achieving notable mastery over Sand Ninjutsu, Kiyori has developed an expert control over Sand. Without needing the use of hand seals or an existing technique, Kiyori can shape and direct any existing body of sand.
Kuuton Affinity:Kuuton Affinity
A character with this concentration is able to utilize Kuuton, and advanced form of Fuuton, and can make and use any custom or archived jutsu that require the Kuuton affinity. Kuuton has a gravitational effect. These gravitational pockets can reach through barriers, walls, and function like a real source of gravity. Those without the Elemental Specialization cannot make custom Kuuton jutsu.Passive (Pressure)ShowKuuton users chakra to create pockets of gravity in a specific direction. Through the use of these technique Kuuton users can launch objects away from them, pull things in to a specific place, or crush things down into the ground. Kuuton jutsu operate off a focal point, and always move towards or away from that focal point. This means that all Kuuton jutsu cover some sort of area, and only effect what is within that area. They can not be used on a micro scale.
Iijutsu:This concentration allows for the user to use chakra to affect the biological processes of a living creature. This includes modifying, speeding up, or slowing down the biological processes. Iijutsu is known for it's advanced nature and requires precise chakra control to work effectively. It can be differentiate from normal techniques by the faint light green colour of the chakra used in Iijutsu techniques.
Elemental Channeling:This user has superb chakra control, and has learned to perform elemental jutsu by channeling, without the use of hand seals. The user can channel any ninjutsu that is designed to be channel, and there are no specified parameters in which a jutsu must fall to be channeled by this method.
Close Quarters Combat:The fundamental skill of [Close Quarters Combat] indicates the user's proficiency to efficiently utilize martial arts and advanced combat moves involving the body, for example but not limited to, advanced kicks, grapples, advanced punches, etc.
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.
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.
Medicine:The fundamental skill of [Medicine] describes the user’s mental and physical ability to perform traditional and mainstream medicinal practices. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.
Kiyori was born on a windswept night to a normal family of the Henrin clan. Her Father and mother were both Jounin before their retirement, when they decided to create a family of their own. To the Henrin, this mean a rather large amount of kids, and for her family it was an even spread of 6 boys and 6 girls, with her being the youngest of the bunch. Growing up in such a large family was sometimes difficult, especially when it came to training, as they had to train in groups and with each other most of the time, leading to sibling rivalries in the family with the exception of her. She never really had a competitive attitude, congratulating her sisters and brothers for a job well done when they bested her.
Around the time of 5 was when she began tapping into the Henrin's photographic memory, and it was a magical thing to her as she used it for just about everything important to the young girl, starting with studying basic scrolls and books and memorizing the books that her family told her would be important to the Ninja Academy. Finally, after studying book after book and learning the basics of taijutsu from her family, she was enrolled in the academy at the age of 8. During the years of the Academy, Kiyori realized just how shy she truly was, as she found it difficult to make any sort of effort to make friends.She excelled in her studies and her training throughout the academy, but when it came to being social she had barely any friends, and most of them came to her first. Still the academy was laughably easy for the young girl given her years of study and her taijutsu prowess, her only true weakness was her nin and genjutsu capabilities. Still, her abilities as a Henrin were recognized, and she was passed through the academy at the age of 13.
Her genin years were spent working together with Tenjirou, Shigekuni, a skilled shinobi who came seeking her out one day to form a team. Together, they worked with the Scribes of the Sand, an organization created by Kazekage Hito himself, to help further the knowledge and power of their great village. When not working within the Library of the Scribes as an archivist, using her doujutsu to catalog and memorize book after scroll of information, she was out on missions for the scribes, forging relations with some of the oldest nomadic groups of Wind Country and discovering hidden scrolls that detailed long forgotten techniques. When she was finally ready for her exam, she was put up against a Gentai assassin named Senji, Garado, who used his genjutsu to obscure himself and get the drop on her. Luckily, through quick thinking and use of Doton ninjutsu, she was able to get the upper hand on him and take him down, promoting herself to Chuunin at the age of 16.
As a chuunin, Kiyori’s ninjutsu abilities greatly improved; the way she saw it, her Taijutsu was already incredible, and her ninjutsu was lacking, so she devoted most of her time towards improving her ninjutsu capabilities. Eventually, she found that she had an aptitude for Sand Style due to her having both of the affinities necessary to use it. Her missions during these years took a more diplomatic toll, as she was called out time and again to the nomadic tribes of Wind Country as an ambassador, not only aiding them in creating more powerful ties with Sunagakure but protecting them from anyone who might aim to cause them ill will. Her skills with her doujutsu improved as well, and through consistent use she continued to archive many of the Scribes library’s texts. Slowly but surely, the girl was becoming a living, breathing well of knowledge, able to recall almost anything through the use of her doujutsu and the right memory cue. As a result of all of this hard work, the council allowed Kiyori to ascend to Special jounin at the age of 19.
A few years after her ascension to the ranks of special jounin, tragedy struck Suna's ally Konoha in the form of an orchestrated attack by none other than Henkou; Yaku Fushinkou and Enma, two of the most powerful and infamous missing ninja, attacked the leaf village, desecrating it and almost burning it to the ground. Upon hearing of this, Kiyori immediately requested and was granted the authority to lead a squad of ninja to Konoha to assist them with their rebuild, helping them in any and all ways they could. There she met her two friends, Aina Hyuuga and Takeo Natsuki, and she forged a strong bond with the shinobi of Konoha during her time assisting them. After their time was up, Kiyori sent her squad ahead of her with a letter to Suna's council, stating that she would return a few weeks later as she had stayed behind to help forge stronger diplomatic ties with Konoha.
Weeks later, Kiyori was on her way back to Suna when the unthinkable happened. On her way back to Suna, she was blown way off course by a violent sand storm, and ended up falling beneath the sands into a dank, dark cave. As she fearfully explored these depths, she discovered an ancient temple dedicated to Yuumagure, the worship of the sun popularized in Suna. She spent almost a month in that hellhole, doing all she could to survive while also learning more and more of what ancient Yuumagure worship entailed. During this time, search parties were sent out, and Fujitsuna, Arata found himself in the same situation as her when he fell through the sands in another cave in.
The two ninja then faced off against unspeakable, dark horrors, the likes of which Yuumagure's teaching warn explicitally against. It was only after surpassing the most brutal of trials and tribulations that they uncovered the truth of the ruins; they were erected to protect an ancient altar to the sun, over which a dark Coyote spirit named Kogasha was protector and servant. The revalation stunned her, as it was taught in Yuumagure that darkness, and nocturnal creatures, were unholy. Yet here was an ancient spirit of a nocturnal coyote that stood as a bastion against the other creatures of the dark that might taint the light of the ceremonial room. Then, Kogasha claimed that Kiyori was chosen, and almost as if she was in a trance, she moved towards and touched the altar.
Her body was then baptized by holy light, and when she emerged, she was covered head to toe in thick tattoos of a tribal design. She could also manipulate light itself as a release, a talent of the Awai clan in Konoha. Shortly after, she passed out and made her way back to Suna with a nearly-husked Arata, who now bore host to the very coyote spirit that had bestowed this power unto Kiyori. The spirit desired to stay with, and protect the light, and thus bound itself to Arata as her protector. After explaining all that transpired to the council and to Kazekage Hito, Kiyori was later promoted to the rank of Jounin at the age of 21 by the Kazekage in private, and shortly after she returned to Konoha to explain herself before Hokage Takeo and his people, to show them that her power over light was fortuitous, but accidental.
Takeo saw her as kind hearted and true, and allowed her to retain the power over Hiton, provided she remember that she was both Konoha's and Suna's concern now. Being a diplomat, Kiyori was more than happy with such an arrangement, and was taught to use Hiton by one Awai, Fanho. Shortly after her return to Sunagakure from that trip, she then took another trip to Star Country for a grand festival. There, she met a plethora of shinobi who pushed her skills to the absolute limits and beyond, the woman powering through the Ninjutsu tournament until the final round with the Mizukage himself, Yami, Kasai. The fight ended in a stalemate, but the judges ruled in Kasai's favor. Nevertheless, this event gave her many contacts and names to look for as a diplomat, connections she would try to use to create lasting peace.
After her return to Suna again, the council called her before them with outstanding news... she was a candidate to become Kazekage. She underwent trial after trial at the hands of the council, judging prisoners, displaying incredible smarts and skill, a deep understanding of her people and culture, and a willingness to do things few would do. Finally, this trial culminated in a fight against the 11th Kazekage, Shirahama, Sueatsu. Their battle was grand, the entire plataeu would never be the same after their intense battle under the full moon. But by the end, exhausted she might be, Kiyori emerged from the fight victorious. In a grand ceremony attended by various shinobi from both Suna and Konoha, Kiyori was bestowed with the title of the 12th Kazekage of Sunagakure. As is tradition for Sunagakure, she took a title as well; Taiyou no Kagayaki, or "The Sun's Radiance".
Now, as Kazekage, there are many matters that have Kiyori's attention, both foreign and domestic. And she works tirelessly day in and day out to ensure that her goals come to fruition.