Inken, Nikuya

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Inken, Nikuya

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Inken Nikuya
Yellow Dragon

Cut or be Cut?

General Information Age: 16
Gender: Female
Physical Features:
  • Face/head: Niku has black hair, usually kept in a ponytail. The ponytail, however, is rather long, reaching all the way down to mid thigh. She has brown eyes, almost appearing to have a slight reddish hue.
  • Body: Niku is a petite, lady standing at 5'2" tall. She weighs 134 pounds and her small stature has matured since her genin days. While her curves are still relatively modest, they are much more noticeable, particularly her tiny waist. Her skin is quite pale and lacks any tattoos, though she has gained some scars along her arms from all of her hard training.
Clothing/Accessories: Niku often wears a sleeveless, black blouse that buttons in the front. She also wears a black and red tie, usually tied in a pretty bow. Her lower half is covered in a short black skirt with red detailing. Underneath her skirt, she wears a pair of boy short styled tights. Her boots come to mid-thigh and are black in color. Also, Niku wears a black hat with red detailing and similarly colored gloves.

For missions, she wears Dragon's Skin, a black chestplate with large, brown shoulder coverings, and Desire, a black cloak known as one of the legendary Evils.

Personality: Nikuya has spent the majority of her life training with a sword and when she has one in hand is the only time she feels comfortable to be herself. Without a sword in hand, she is anxious, timid, and incredibly shy. She will stutter, pause, and back down at any sign of confrontation. Niku's shoulders will slump and her smile will cease to exist. But that all changes the moment her fingers wrap around the hilt of a sword. When that happens, her posture straightens and her smile returns. She becomes outgoing, friendly, and exudes confidence. She's not afraid to talk to anyone and will ask questions as if she's known that person all her life. One of her worst traits, however, is her desire to fall in love. When she's holding a sword, she will ask any male to be her boyfriend; if that person denies her, she'll just ask the next one.

Inwardly, whether with a sword or without, Niku is just worried about letting people down. From her family to her academy instructors to her new comrades, Niku wants them all to be proud of her accomplishments. She wants to respect both her father and grandfather and that, in her mind, involves becoming a strong samurai and shinobi. She is loyal to the village and the people who are loyal to the village.
Battle Information Village: Konoha
Rank: Chuunin

Stats: (33/75)
  • Ninjutsu: 11
  • Taijutsu: 40 (29+11)
  • Genjutsu: 3
  • Stamina: 16
  • Control: 10
  • Strength: 27 (15+12)
  • Speed: 46 (35+11)
  • Instinct: 40 (29+11)
  • Constitution: 50
  • Desire: 1
Affinity: Doton Equipment Generic
For missions, Niku will carry a brown, leather satchel over her right shoulder. The satchel has a small pocket on the front, which holds 3 smoke pellets, while the main compartment houses 4 kunai with attached exploding tags and a basic first aid kit which includes bandages, gauze, and tape.

Dragon's Skin
A chestplate, with attached shoulder coverings, that's been passed down through the Inken family for generations. Legend has it that it was crafted from the toughened skin of a fierce, yellow dragon, slayed by one of Niku's ancestors. In its current state, Dragon Skin is capable of withstanding 40 strength attacks.

Cardinal Winds
Quantity: Four
Identical wakizashi that were given to her by her grandfather. A collection of swords are named after North, South, East, and West, the Cardinal Winds. They are relatively basic weapons, measuring 30 inches from tip to end, with a 20 inch blade and a 10 inch handle. The weapons have a green sheath and a green threaded handle. She carries two of the swords on her left hip, one just a bit higher than the other, and the other two are similarly placed on her right hip.

Ordinal Winds
Quantity: Four
To an onlooker, this sword appears similar to a wakizashi having a slight curve, a 20 inch blade, and a 6 inch handle. The most noticeable difference being a 4 inch blade extending from the bottom of the handle and some holes located near the tip of the blade. However, there is more to the sword than first appearances.
Designed by Niku, Ordinal Winds consist of a single piece of sharpened metal which makes up the blade, measuring 30 inches in length; however, unlike most swords, the blade is pointed at both ends. At each end, there are three holes which form a slightly curved line with the first one located about 5 inches from the tip with about 2 inches between each hole. The blade has a groove starting at the last hole, closest to the tip, and ending at the opposite hole near the other tip of the blade. A 6 inch handle, which mirrors the slight curve of the blade, is attached over the blade such that the handle can slide freely along the groove of the blade. Inside the handle are 3 retractable pegs, one in the center and one on each side about 2 inches from the center peg. These pegs align with the holes of the blade. With a push of the button, the pegs will be retracted and allowing the handle to slide along the blade's groove to the other set of holes. Rather than having to change her grip on the handle, this sword allows Niku to change from an earth facing grip to a standard grip, or vice versa. Inside the handle is the [Fuuinjutsu • Blade Storage] which allows Niku to seal the blade inside the handle. Upon closer inspection, the curvature of the Ordinal Winds matches the curvature of her other weapons, the Cardinal Winds, meaning this weapon can utilize the sheathes of those weapons as well.
Relative Directions
Quantity: 6
A group of chakrams that measure 10 inches in diameter with a width of approximately 2 inches. The ring has a dark, matte finish preventing reflections from coming off the metal. The outer edge has been sharpened heavily, rivaling any of Niku’s swords in pure cutting ability. She has a holster on each thigh which holds 3 chakram. Uniquely, Niku has cast a 5 cm x 5 cm piece of Desire into each chakram, allowing her to recall the weapons at any time, even mid-flight. They return at a speed and strength equal to her Desire stat.

What is best described as a cloak, Desire is a large piece of fabric woven with an indistinguishable material. It has a corded border, and several points that join together that can be utilized to join it around a neck like a cloak. However, if all the points are brought together, it functions as a bag. The cloak can be manipulated with the user’s 'Desire' weapon stat, and has strength equal to the weapon stat, allowing it to be effective for capturing. However, Desire also masks the chakra signatures of anything within it, and muffles all sound. This makes it very good at reconnaissance, and sometimes, smuggling. The cloak is 2m x 3m in size, but through focus can be expanded up to double that to 4m x 6m in size. However, upon closer inspection, one can see a small portion of the robe's longer edge has been removed, measuring about 60cm x 5cm.
Abilities, Concentrations, Specialization, and Styles
First Ability
Rebirth of a Dragon Destined to become the next Yellow Dragon, a connection between the spirit of the previous Yellow Dragon and Niku has formed. Utilizing this connection, Niku has been able to access the remnant physical energy of the Yellow Dragon. Doing so causes her bodily constitution to grow by leaps and bounds. This is represented by a ninth stat, labeled as Constitution. As Niku's Constitution stat gets higher, she gains other dragon-like abilities, as indicated by the table.
Dragon's Constitution
Constitution StatAssociated BoostsBenefit
1N/ANiku can feel the dragon's energy within her, slowly causing her chakra to take on a yellow hue which becomes more prevalent as her Constitution stat gets higher.
5+2 strength
+1 instinct
+1 taijutsu
+1 speed
10+3 strength
+3 instinct
+2 taijutsu
+2 speed
Niku gains the ability to fly despite a lack of wings or other means of flight. This flight is in adherence to all of the flight rules, where her flight speed is limited by Constitution or Speed, whichever is lower. The effects of weightlessness can be a bit off putting physically speaking so for every Constitution stat under 25, Niku experiences a minus to her taijutsu, meaning at 10 Constitution, she'd experience a -15 to taijutsu while in flight. Once she reaches 25 Constitution, she'll be able to fly without any ill effects to her bodily control.
15+4 strength
+4 instinct
+4 taijutsu
+3 speed
20+5 strength
+5 instinct
+5 taijutsu
+5 speed
Niku's body becomes covered in yellow, dragon scales which have a strength and durability equal to the Constitution Stat, requiring a strike to exceed Niku's Constitution Stat in strength to break the scales.
25+7 strength
+6 instinct
+6 taijutsu
+6 speed
30+8 strength
+8 instinct
+7 taijutsu
+7 speed
Due to the Yellow Dragon's connection with the earth, Niku is able to cast doton techniques based on her Constitution stat (rather than ninjutsu) and, because of this change, the Doton concentration is considered one of the 'Other' concentrations, akin to tenkujutsu, rather than ninjutsu.
35+9 strength
+9 instinct
+9 taijutsu
+8 speed
40+9 strength
+9 instinct
+9 taijutsu
+8 speed
Niku's body develops the dragon's regenerative abilities, which fall in line with the Regenerative Ability rules utilizing Constitution rather than Control.
45+10 strength
+10 instinct
+10 taijutsu
+10 speed
50+12 strength
+11 instinct
+11 taijutsu
+11 speed
As a medium between this world and the spiritual realm, Niku's summons (the ones registered as companions) are able to possess an object that Niku has treated with her chakra indefinitely despite possessions usually being temporary. While the summons are possessing an object, also known as a Joruri, they do not draw from Niku's chakra; however, they will begin to draw from her chakra once they end their possession.
Storage & Force Fuuinjutsu:
This user is able to utilize Storage & Force Fuuinjutsu, making it possible for them to utilize any jutsu with the Storage and/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.
Sensors are shinobi who are able to activate a sixth sense which can locate and read chakra sources. Sensory is advantageous as it allows shinobi to perceive without using any of their conventional senses, which can easily be deceived. Sensors are able to collect a lot of information through the interpretation of this sixth sense.
The fundamental skill of [Sword] indicates the user’s proficiency with swords and sword-like weapons such as knives, daggers, sword-breakers and the like. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.
The fundamental skill of [Perception] describes the user’s practiced methods of more keenly focusing their senses for a short time. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.
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.
Projectile Weapons:
The fundamental skill of [Projectile Weapons] indicates the user’s proficiency with weapons designed to attack from afar, such as bows, shuriken, senbon, launchers and the like. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.
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.
Constitution Specialist
Having devoted considerable time to developing her Constitution, Niku has become a Constitution Specialist. Niku is able to devote a total of 10 concentrations to taijutsu, unlike most people who are capped at 8. However, she is only able to devote a max of 5 concentrations to genjutsu, and a max of 5 concentrations to ninjutsu. Being a Constitution Specialist, Niku can only enter the God Tier [45+] in her Constitution stat with all other stats being capped at 39. However, the following stats can be boosted through her Constitution to God Tier: Taijutsu, Speed, Instinct, and Strength.
Style Descriptions
Iaido Kenjutsu:
Iaido Kenjutsu is a sword style originating from the Land of Tea that focuses on the fact that when first drawn, the linear motion and force of pulling a katana from its sheath are able to generate unusually fast slashes. Iaido capitalizes on this, it's samurai equally skilled in close range hand-to-hand fighting and then being able to switch to single fast slashes and stabs before returning to previous combat, making them unpredictable fighters.
  • Requires [Sword] and [Perception] Concentrations
Skitter Step:
The Skitter Step is a style that relies heavily on the user's senses. The style itself is a mesh of quick, fast, and wild punches, kicks, and jumps. Due to the user altering their senses, every bit of movement is heard and, since they can start to respond to things instinctively, they can respond to things that normally wouldn't have been able to be heard/seen/done. In addition to the heightened senses, users are normally in a "paranoid" state, where they start to suspect things that aren't always there.

If overused, the style can lead to paranoia in individuals, along with constant fidgeting, making experts in the style quite well known for these activities.
  • Requires [Acrobatics] and [Perception] Concentrations
  • Requires *[Skitter Step • Senses Open] prerequisite to learn any other jutsu.
Flawless Aim Style:
This style of combat is favored by specialists preferring to use projectiles, often serving as a staple for taijutsu-based projectile users. Focusing on the synergy between their hands and senses they strive to make their reach as far as possible with flawless aim.
  • Requires [Projectile Weaponry] concentration

[Ninjutsu • Third Hand]
E-Ranked Ninjutsu
Utilizing the basics of Act of Tree Climbing, this technique focuses chakra to Niku's hip in order to hold her sheaths in place. This makes resheathing her weapon/s much easier with a single hand as the chakra holds the sheath.

[Ninjutsu • Finger Pull]
E-Ranked Ninjutsu
Utilizing the basics of Act of Tree Climbing, this technique focuses chakra to the tip of Niku's finger as she places it onto one of her chakrams. With just a touch, she can adhere the weapon to her finger allowing her to draw the weapon from its holster.

*[Ninjutsu • Wall]
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user causes a thin 3x3 meter flat barrier to form directly in front of them at a speed of 5. This barrier can take a hit of up to 5 strength before shattering, otherwise it lasts for 3 posts.

*[Ninjutsu • Sensory Deprivation: Sight]
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
A technique used for a variety of purposes, each unique to the user's needs, the user channels chakra over their eyes. This chakra will act as though it were solid, rendering the user blind until it is dispelled. This can be held as long as the user has chakra, but once it has ended, it has a cool-down period of 2 posts before it can be used again.
Doton • Young Clone
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After the necessary handseals, Niku will channel Doton chakra to the heel of her foot. With a stomp, the chakra will be released into the ground and an earthen clone will rise from the ground in front of her. The clone will endure and has a taijutsu of 2, a stamina 2, a strength of 2, and a speed of 6.

*Doton • Binding Formation
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After channeling doton chakra into their foot the user will slam the ground within 3 meters of a target's feet with their heel, causing a formation of rock to shoot upwards at a speed of 6 binding the target's feet at a strength of 4.

*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 a strength of 4 and speed of 6. Upon impact the ball of loose dirt breaks apart forming a vision-impairing cloud of dirt with a 3 meter radius.

*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 a strength of 5.

Doton • Bomb Draw
D-Rank Nintaijutsu
After channeling chakra to her blade, Niku will draw the weapon at a foe. A ball, approximately 10 centimeters wide, will be fired from the blade's tip at a speed equal to the speed of the draw. The ball of dirt is has no inherent strength of impact, instead exploding with the force of a D rank explosion.
*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 • Blade Storage]
D-Rank Storage Fuuinjutsu
A relatively basic fuuin designed to store a single weapon up to 30 inches in length.
*[Sensory Style • Beyond Senses]
C-Rank Ninjutsu
Prerequisites: Ninjutsu/Control/Instinct stats of 10
This sensor jutsu is used by shinobi to feel chakra sources within a radius of 25 meters. While this jutsu is fairly helpful in sensing chakra, it is unable to actually pinpoint specific chakras outside of 10 feet. This only gives the Shinobi an idea of how many entities with chakra are present in their general area.

*[Sensory Style • Flare]
C-Rank Ninjutsu
Prerequisites: *[Sensory Style • Beyond Senses]
The sensor will activate their sensory jutsu, and then do a second set of hand seals. For the next 5 posts, any time anyone within the range of their sensory activates a jutsu, the user will see their chakra “flare” momentarily. While they won’t know anything about the jutsu, it will give them a better idea of the battle field.
[Iaido • Extension of the Body]
D-Rank Kenjutsu Discipline
Due to considerable time practicing and using the blades listed below, Niku has mastered the length of these blades. Using these weapons is like using her arms and legs allowing her attacks to be anywhere from deadly to damaging, from demeaning to simply distracting. She can cut a person's clothes or cut their hair without any worry of hurting them. This could also be described as having a complete understanding of her attack range with any of the weapons below. Other swords may be added to this jutsu at a cost equal to another D rank jutsu.
  • Cardinal Directions
*[Iaido • Swift Draw]
D-Rank Kenjutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 5 Taijutsu, 8 Speed
With the most widely recognized attack of Iaido style, the user draws their katana at a very quick speed, making a powerful slash in tangent with the draw. This technique is dependent on the user's overall reaction speed as it is usually only used when an opening presents itself or when the user needs to draw their sword quickly.

*[Iaido • Line Draw]
D-Rank Kenjutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed
The technique is recognized by its signature stance of one hand just below the opening of the katana sheath and the other firmly on the sword. Drawing the sword in one swift motion, the user creates a horizontal or vertical slash in front of themselves before sheathing the sword, often chaining these strikes together for greater effect.

*[Iaido • Hilt Strike]
D-Rank Kenjutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed
A simple technique, Hilt Strike is designed for moments when the target is to close for the user to fully draw their sword. Gripping their hilt in a downward dagger position, the user will quickly draw their blade out as far as they can, and use the butt of the hilt to strike their target in an attempt to push them back and set them up for their other attacks.

[Iaido • Smash 'n' Draw]
D-Rank Kenjutsu Maneuver
After rushing past a target's defenses, Niku will slam the shoulder of her drawing hand into the chest of her opponent. The contact will immediately be followed by Niku's draw, aiming for the opponent's midsection.

[Iaido • Ambidexterity]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
After practicing for a long amount of time with the concept of using both of her hands with equal skill, Niku has developed a level of ambidexterity that allows her to utilize Iaido draws without any sort of issue. This extends to other methods of combat or simple everyday life as well.

[Iaido • Side Draw]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
After extensive training, Niku has mastered a one-handed, Iaido draw utilizing the hand located on the same side of the body as the sheathed blade, rather than the traditional cross-body draw. To do this, she utilizes a reverse grip causing the resulting slash to be vertical, but it retains Iaido's characteristic speed, though resheathing takes more time than traditional draws.

[Iaido • Dual Draw]
C-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisites: *[Iaido • Swift Draw], [Iaido • Side Draw]
By combining both prerequisites into a single technique, Niku is able to draw two blades from the same hip at blinding speed though resheathing them can be troublesome without aid.

[Iaido • Acceleration]
C-Rank Taijutsu Stance
By entering this stance, Niku will purposely control her speed such that she never moves within 6 of her maximum speed. The goal is to lull the enemy into believing that Niku is at top speed. This allows her to surprise the enemy with an enormous burst of speed when she finally uses her full potential. The biggest downfall to the stance is that all of her Iaido techniques are now limited by that speed, rather than her max. For every post that Niku is in this stance, Niku will be able to utilize her full speed and a bonus speed of +6 beginning with the post that the stance is broken.

[Iaido • Defense]
C-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Defense is a bare-handed deflection technique and is used against bladed weapons. Utilizing Iaido's heightened perceptive abilities, Niku is able to read the angles of incoming attacks to use the flat of their hand against the flat of the blade and push it away without getting cut by the weapon. This jutsu can be used on swords as well as projectiles; however, the successful use of this jutsu relies on the average of the user's speed, instinct and taijutsu stats to exceed the target's speed.

[Iaido • Amputation Draw]
C-Rank Kenjutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 15 Speed
After stepping up beside the target or sidestepping an attack from the target, Niku will unleash an Iaido draw targeted at the opponent's wrist or elbow. The desire is to amputate the appendage, but targeting the joints can also cause the target problems utilizing their hand if the amputation isn't complete.

*[Iaido • Double Back Draw]
C-Rank Kenjutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 15 Speed
The technique realizes the concept of a draw's momentum increasing attack speed rather than the technique of drawing itself. With this concept, the user draws their weapon and then makes an upwards slash followed by a second downward slash, and then an immediate re-sheath. This causes two deep diagonal cuts in the direction of the draw and re-sheath that happen near instantaneously.

[Iaido • Faux Draw]
C-Rank Kenjutsu Maneuver
Niku will slightly move her shoulder, elbow, and forearm in such a manner to trick opponents into believing that she is about to draw her blade. This is a relatively basic feint, but she focuses intently on the foe during her feint. This focus allows her to gauge their reaction speed, thus the target's average taijutsu and instinct, within 5. If they react too heavily, she can also pair this with a real draw to attack the foe.

[Iaido • Samurai's Domain]
C-Rank Kenjutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: [Iaido • Extension of the Body]
With a glance, Niku has become able to accurately determine the length of any weapons that are plainly visible, meaning she cannot determine the lengths of any hidden, pouched, or sealed weapons until they are brought out into the open. Likewise, weapons with unique abilities or techniques which allow them to extend will be outside of her purview. Niku can even gauge a sheathed weapon's length. With this information, Niku will be able to determine the opponent's attack range, which allows her to evade the opponents' attacks more easily with the smallest amount of movement.

[Iaido • Perfect Form]
C-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
Having perfected the form of her Iaido, all of Niku's draws now hit with force (average of strength and speed).

[Iaido • Cleaving Draw]
C-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Utilizing an Iaido draw, Niku will aim to destroy her opponent's weapon. If the force {(speed+strength)/2} of her slash is higher than the strength of the weapon that she's targeting, the weapon will be cleaved in two.

*[Iaido • Breakneck Sheath]
B-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 25 Speed
Through incredible amounts of practice the user of this technique has gained such a vast knowledge of Iaido and their sheath in particular that they have perfected the art of sheathing their sword. As such, they can sheath their weapon single handed if need be, and can do so with the same blinding speed that they would deliver a slash with, allowing them to chain together attacks with even more speed than before.

[Iaido • Four Sheath Style]
B-Rank Kenjutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: Ordinal Winds, *[Iaido • Breakneck Sheath]
With a near excessive amount of practice, Niku has mastered the ability to sheath an Ordinal Wind in any of the four sheaths that she wears. Utilizing the Ordinal Winds' ability to switch grips, Niku can draw from her left hip before switching the blade and sheathing the blade on her right hip. This allows for more versatility as the swords may be drawn and sheathed from any of the sheaths.

[Iaido • Quad Draw]
S-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 45 speed
Utilizing her advanced skills in Iaido, Niku has developed this draw which utilizes four, incredibly quick draws in tandem. In doing so, Niku's blade strikes the exact same spot four times at practically the same instant without sacrificing strength or speed. Designed for slicing through heavy armors or barriers, Niku will not have any issue landing all four strikes as long as Niku's speed is higher than the target's average of tai and instinct.

[Iaido • Bladeless Draw]
S-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Utilizing her bare hand, Niku is able to move her arm at such speed that her hand is able to rend flesh and bone as if it were a sword. As long as the average of Niku's speed and strength, rounded down, is higher than the target's average of strength and stamina, rounded up, her hand will be able to slice through the target. If the target doesn't have a stamina stat (ie an inanimate object), then substitute the object's strength in place of the average of strength and stamina.

[Iaido • Sheathless Draw]
S-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisites: 40 taijutsu, 40 instinct, 50 speed
Having mastered Iaido to such an extreme, Niku is able to utilize any Iaido draw even if the blade were unsheathed, however, this is only possible when the blade is located as if sheathed, at Niku's hip.

[Iaido • Typhoon Draw]
S-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 40 taijutsu, 40 instinct, 50 speed
Niku will torque the muscles in her arms to produce a slash so fast that a vacuum blade is hurtled in the direction of the original slash. This vacuum blade has 5/6th the Speed and Strength of the original slash, rounded down, and travels a number of meters equal to 5/6 of her Taijutsu stat, rounded down.
Skitter StepShow
*[Skitter Step • Stop]
E-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: Any form of Senses Open used.
The user will make a fist with their right hand, and place it against their palm with their left hand, against their chest. This calms the users senses and returns them to a centered state.

*[Skitter Step • Senses Open]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
The main jutsu of the Skitter Step, Senses Open does exactly what the name states. The user takes a moment to focus their bodies, then releases it. While in this stance, the users sensory input is increased, allowing them to receive more information quickly. This causes a +2 in Taijutsu, and a +4 in speed, but a -3 in Ninjutsu and -3 in Control. This stance will remain in effect until deactivated by [Stop]. Practitioners of this technique will find themselves fidgetting and constantly moving, which can make it difficult for them to use this style while on stealth missions.

[Skitter Step • Barrage of Blades]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
As a means of disguising her reliance on Iaido, Niku will rush forward, dual wielding wakizashi, laying a barrage of thrusts at her target. Despite being able to perform this technique at top speed, Niku's highly perceptive abilities allow her to take in even the slightest of her opponent's movements, allowing her to perform thrusts that seemingly counter where her opponent intended to go next. Anyone who's speed is higher than Niku's speed will be able to effectively avoid the barrage.

[Skitter Step • Roll]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
When approaching a target, Niku will leap to the side, rolling along her shoulders and upper back until her feet return to the earth. When they do, she will now be facing her opponent at a right angle from her initial approach.

[Skitter Step • All Senses Open]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: Sensor
After initiating *[Sensory Style • Beyond Senses] or an extension of it, Niku can enter this stance, opening all six of her senses, allowing her to receive more information quickly. With all of her senses boosted, Niku's sensory range is cut in half of what the initial sensory technique states as well as any subsequent sensory techniques, which are also limited to C rank; however, she does experience +2 to Taijutsu, +4 to speed, -3 to Ninjutsu, and -3 to Control. The benefit of this stance is that it allows Niku to sense chakra without the heavy restraint of complete concentration and immobilization. This stance does not remove the need for handseals on Sensory jutsu that require them, but can remain in effect until deactivated by [Stop] or her stamina is depleted.

[Skitter Step • Parry]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Utilizing her naturally heightened perception and bodily control, Niku has mastered the ability to parry incoming attacks. Doing so correctly allows Niku to redirect the attack's strength rather than taking on the full force of it. As long as her speed is higher than the speed of the attack, Niku can utilize this maneuver to diminish the attack's strength by 6.

[Skitter Step • Synesthesia]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: [Skitter Step • All Senses Open] or advancement
In order to handle the large assortment of information entering her mind, Niku's brain has developed the ability to display all of the sensory information in a single format. Sensory information will resemble a mini-map in her visual field, light blue, out of focus dots indicating the general direction of sensed chakra sources; once she gets in a range to which she can sense the source more accurately, the dots will become brighter and more defined. While the map includes no topographical information, it does automatically reorient itself as Niku changes directions.

[Skitter Step • Smell ya Later]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: a form of Senses Open active
After practicing with her Senses Opened, Niku has become able to differentiate the scents of individuals. This discipline allows Niku to track people by scent alone.

[Skitter Step • Database]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: Instinct of 25
Niku has trained her brain to file all relevant information that she's processed together and accurately recall that info in a near instantaneous manner. For example, if she were to smell a person's scent that she recognized, she could quickly match that scent with any other information that she may have previously gotten regarding it, including name, appearance, combat proclivities, village of origin, etc. While this is a taijutsu technique, it is still capable of filing information received from ninjutsu techniques allowing Niku to also file chakra signatures with this technique.

[Skitter Step • Feel the Air]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: A form of Senses Open active
Having practiced so extensively with her senses opened, Niku has become able to feel the difference in air pressure around her. Any time an object, person, or jutsu moves at a speed higher than 20, within a number of meters equal to her instinct stat, Niku can feel the air in her vicinity move and determine in which direction it is moving. This allows Niku to know if something is moving towards her or away from her, at what speed it is moving, and roughly how large it is.

[Skitter Step • Master of Speed]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Having devoted her life to speed, Niku has become a master of speed itself. Utilizing a 50 point scale, Niku is more readily able to compare the speed of things, people or jutsu that are in motion, as long as they don't exceed her own instinct stat. The scale is also useful for choosing her own speed, allowing her the ability to move at any speed which doesn't exceed her own speed stat.

[Skitter Step • Disappear]
A- Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 30 speed
The user of this technique will take a moment to prepare themselves before dashing full speed at an opponent. The strength of this technique comes from the extreme acceleration used in it, causing those with 5 less (Taijutsu+Instinct)/2 than the user’s speed to be unable to follow the user’s movement at all, allowing the user to attack or retreat more efficiently than otherwise.

[Skitter Step • Eagle Eye]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
Much like Senses Open, Niku will take a moment to focus her body before releasing it. The difference between this technique and Senses Open is that this stance only opens Niku's vision causing her brain to focus heavily on the visual information entering her brain. In this stance, Niku is able to see clearly up to a distance of [(Taijutsu + Instinct)/2] x 100 meters.

[Skitter Step • Heart Monitor]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: Form of Senses Open active
Niku has discovered that she can hear the beating of a person's heart when they are within a certain range (instinct/5 m). Heart beats are also unique so, if within range, she can determine a person's identity through hearing alone assuming she's heard the heartbeat previously.

[Skitter Step • All Senses Open: Advanced]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: Sensor, *[Skitter Step • All Senses Open]
After initiating *[Sensory Style • Beyond Senses] or an extension of it, Niku can enter this stance, opening all six of her senses, allowing her to receive more information quickly. With all of her senses boosted, Niku's sensory range is 3/4 of the initial sensory technique's stated range as well as any subsequent sensory techniques, which are limited to B rank; however, she does experience +2 to Taijutsu, +4 to speed, -3 to Ninjutsu, and -3 to Control. The benefit of this stance is that it allows Niku to sense chakra without the heavy restraint of complete concentration and immobilization. This stance does not remove the need for handseals on Sensory jutsu that require them, but can remain in effect until deactivated by [Stop] or her stamina is depleted.

[Skitter Step • All Senses Open: Complete]
S-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: [Skitter Step • All Senses Open: Advanced]
After initiating *[Sensory Style • Beyond Senses] or an extension of it, Niku can enter this stance, opening all six of her senses, allowing her to receive more information quickly. With all of her senses boosted, Niku's sensory range is unhindered but all sensory techniques are limited to A rank; however, she does experience +2 to Taijutsu, +4 to speed, -3 to Ninjutsu, and -3 to Control. The benefit of this stance is that it allows Niku to sense chakra without the heavy restraint of complete concentration and immobilization. This stance does not remove the need for handseals on Sensory jutsu that require them, but can remain in effect until deactivated by [Stop] or her stamina is depleted.
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*[Flawless Aim Style • Intercepting Shot]
B-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
The practitioner is able to launch a projectile in the direct path of an oncoming solid mass attack. This projectile carries with it the full force of the one who launched it and is intended to deflect or destroy the attack before it comes near them. The user’s stats must be capable of tracking and intercepting the attack as well as deflecting it.

*[Flawless Aim Style • Uncanny Shot]
B-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
Having advanced in their arts the practitioner is able to launch projectiles from inconceivable positions. No matter what position their body is in they’re capable of releasing attacks without any detriment to their aim. In addition, rapid adjustments such as dodging or spinning has no effect on their aim.

[Flawless Aim Style • Chakram Mastery]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Niku has completely mastered the Relative Directions meaning that she can utilize them for ranged combat as well as for unconventional usages, like melee combat, without fear of injuring herself.

[Flawless Aim Style • Finger Shot]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: [Ninjutsu • Finger Pull]
After the prerequisite, Niku can draw her hand forward in a single motion, releasing the adherence on the chakram at the exact moment to send the chakram hurtling forward at Niku's full strength.

*[Flawless Aim Style • Absolute Aim]
A-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
Having mastered the art of ranged combat, the practitioner is capable of calculating all outside factors before launching their projectiles. Ambient factors such as temperature, winds, moisture, any terrain, and even lack of sight on their target can not hinder their aim. So long as they have a means of detecting the location of their opponent and no impassible objects or unavoidable defenses stand in their way, the practitioner's attacks will strike their target with pinpoint accuracy without fail. Living targets must have an average of their Speed and Taijutsu, rounded up, equal to or higher than the practitioner's average of their Taijutsu and Instinct, rounded down, to be able to dodge the practitioner's attacks without some sort of additional defense.

*[Flawless Aim Style • Sniper’s Mark]
A-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Focusing for half a post and torquing every single muscle in their body, the practitioner concentrates on their target and launches a single, long-distance projectile attack. This attack can strike its target without losing Strength, Speed, or Accuracy up to [(Taijutsu + Strength)/2] x 100 meters, rounded down.
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Reports of bandits marauding small towns near the border of Tea Country and Fire Country eventually made their way to Konoha. They assigned a young chuunin the mission of stopping those bandits and Nyuuga Ushi made her way out to find them. They were making a straight line south down the border, so it was pretty easy for the intelligent chuunin to track them down.

She confronted the group of bandits, informing them of her rank and association with the ninja world. She hoped they would surrender, but they weren't that nice to her. She had no desire to hurt the bandits and approached them intending to use her nonlethal techniques to neutralize the threat. The first bandit rushed at her, swinging some sort of makeshift mace. She easily sidestepped the attack and hit him in the back of the head, effectively knocking him out. When she turned back to the other three, she was surprised by a small glass thing shattering at her feet. Before she knew it, a small green gas made its way to her nose and she inhaled its contents.

Feeling no effect, she approached the other three bandits, wanting to finish the confrontation quickly. As she moved, she realized how dizzy she felt as she stumbled to the ground. The bandits started to grin as they'd managed to subdue a kunoichi. The fortune they'd spent on that poison had been worth it. One of the bandits pulled his sword out, a wicked grin crossing his face as he approached Ushi. He raised the sword above his head, preparing to send its edge deep into the kunoichi. Before the blade reached her flesh, a samurai rushed over and unleashed his blade. His lightning draw sliced through the bandit's inferior sword.

The samurai quickly took care of the other bandits before checking on the young lady. After ensuring that the bandits weren't going to get away, the young samurai took the kunoichi to a doctor. The doctor was unfamiliar with the poison and said time was the only cure he had at his disposal. The young samurai stayed by her bedside and helped her recuperate. The two warriors fell in love and the samurai agreed to go to Konoha so that they could be together. Touched by his willing to uproot his entire life, the two were married before she returned to the village. Once there, the kunoichi requested that they allow her husband to move to the village.

Nearly fifty years ago, a samurai and his wife moved to Konohagakure no Sato. He was scrutinized at first, but he joined a group that taught their samurai skills to any that wanted to learn. Many shinobi came to train under their tutelage, as well as some villagers. They weren't sanctioned by the village, but their willingness to teach shinobi went a log says to proving their loyalty. A few years later, the samurai's wife had a child. As was customary, the samurai trained his child to be a samurai as well.

The young man abhorred the sword and joined the shinobi academy at a young age. While the samurai was displeased, he was also glad to see his son making his own path. Once the boy became a chuunin, he found a nice young lady and they married. Just before his twentieth birthday, the young shinobi went out on a mission and died in the line of duty. Unbeknownst to him, his young bride was pregnant with his child. This is the history of Inken Nikuya's parentage.

Without her father around, her grandfather, now retired and bored, began training Niku to become a samurai. Niku's mother told her stories of her father and his adventures in the shinobi world. Wanting to honor both her grandfather and father, she decided to train her hardest on her grandfather's teachings and attend the ninja academy. While she did learn a fair amount of ninja skills in the academy, she spent most of her spare time on Iaido, her grandfather's samurai style.

Now that she's graduated to genin, she plans to continue and utilize everything she knows to make her father and grandfather proud.

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Inken, Nikuya

Post by Archives » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:56 am

Username: Phineas Forge
Owner: Inken Nikuya

General Information
Type: Pet
Gender: Female
Age: 9 months
  • Face/head: Akisu's face is covered in a mixture of light orange, black, and white fur. Her over sized ears are white, as well as her cheeks and chin. Her forehead has a spattering of orange and black while the tips of her ears have a noticeable black tuft atop each. Her cheeks are also topped with black whiskers.
  • Body: Her body is mostly covered in a light orange fur which is made of fairly short hair. Her shoulders measure in a couple inches under a foot from the ground and she is about 2 feet long from nose to to the tip of her tail. Her tail is short, for a cat, only about 6 inches long.
  • Notable Features:The most notable feature of all caracals is the tufts of black hair which extend past the top of the ears; Akisu is no different with about 3 inches of black atop each ear.
  • General: Akisu is a serious, no nonsense kitty cat. No matter what sort of tomfoolery is attempted, she never takes the bait, preferring a cat nap over playing or goofing off. She also seems to prefer men to women and has shown a bit of a jealous streak when people she likes don't show her enough attention.
  • Hopes/Dreams: Perform her duties to the best of her ability.
  • Fears: Monkeys, cucumbers, being replaced
  • Combat Mentality: This young cat, like the natural hunter that it is, prefers to stay in the shadows until its prey is close and then pounce to deal a deadly blow. She often will stay hidden until she believes she can make a difference in the battle.
Battle Information Rank: D rank
  • Ninjutsu: 3
  • Taijutsu: 3
  • Genjutsu: 1
  • Stamina: 3
  • Control: 3
  • Strength: 3
  • Speed: 3
  • Instinct: 5
Equipment: Generally speaking, Akisu doesn't carry weapons or equipment, preferring her natural weapons of teeth and claws. For missions, she does wear a tiny pack on her back which is held in place by straps around her upper body in two places: one above her front legs and one below them. The small pack houses 45 senbon needles.
Ability and Concentrations
NinjutsuDoton 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.
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.
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*[Basic Jutsu • Act of Tree Climbing]
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
By focusing chakra into his/her feet, the user is able to walk up trees and other vertical surfaces in a similar fashion to walking along the ground. This chakra amount must be precise, and although all shinobi learn this technique, the user's control stat will determine how well this jutsu can be executed. Users with low control 2 or lower will often fall during the use of this technique, while users with average control 3 or higher will be able to use this technique functionally. It lasts for a number of posts equal to the user's stamina stat times 3.

*[Ninjutsu • Hidden Needles]
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user will focus chakra into their mouths and into up to five senbon within 3 feet of their position. The senbon will be summoned from their persons or nearby into the user's mouth, where they will be spit out aided by chakra at a speed of 6 and strength of 4. The senbon can be shot up to 7 meters away.

*Doton • Wall
D-Rank Ninjutsu
After performing the correct hand seals the user will form a solid stone wall up to 5 meters away from them at a speed of 6. The wall has a strength of 4 and is 3x3x1 meters large.
Hunter's Awareness
D-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: [Stealth]
Akisu is naturally very aware of her body and her surroundings. Akisu naturally adjusts her path and body's location to avoid things that she is unfamiliar with or things that are likely to be noisy. This allows her to move around near silently. This holds true for most natural settings, like forests, grasslands, and the like, including climbing, running and walking. This discipline also lends itself to leaping, though it isn't nearly as surefire as other means of movement.

Hunter's Vision
D-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
Akisu's visual acuity is topnotch. Her eyes are so adept at perceiving motion, she is able to time leaps into the air to catch prey as it flies by. Being a nocturnal hunter, Akisu is also able to find her way at night with just the moon's light.
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HistoryAkisu was born in Konoha's Ninja Pet Department, a special group designed to breed, train, and take care of animals in order for them to become companions of Konoha's shinobi. Akisu had been trained in this manner, overcoming her desire to be solitary as well as teaching her how to work with shinobi and what to expect when jutsu are launched from her own chakra pool. Her training went well and she's been deemed ready to be assigned to someone officially. Of course, more training will be necessary so that Akisu and her new owner will be able to work with each other in life or death situations. Only time will tell if the two will be able to forge a true bond.


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