Karagata, Okami

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Karagata, Okami

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Karagata, Okami

Lone Wolf
"Only strength and raw power can assure total dominance!"[/center]

General InformationShow
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Height: 6'8
Weight: 330 lbs
Physical FeaturesShow
A giant of a man, standing well above most everyone in the village, Okami is the epitome of Kirigakure might! There are few that even come close to his sheer size and those that do are put to the test as the man is an avid fighter worth his mettle. With an overly large frame, Okami is littered with numerous scars. However, the scars are not grandiose or anything. When you are that big you're obviously going to be a bigger target. Or at least that is what people say in jest around him. In regard to his body, you kind of get what you see. The physique of Okami is nothing to scoff at with it being extremely beefy with strong defined muscles. In comparison to the many ninja that prefer to be grossly slender in the world, he acts as the opposite showing people that even a larger built man can function as a ninja. The tone of his skin is a bit paler than he would like mostly due to the damp, misty environment attributed to the island of Kirigakure. Okami's dark brown hair isn't all too much out of ordinary. It is grown out relatively long and connects with his rather thick beard. There isn't a need to style it since he usually just pushes it back. However, Okami does change it up by allowing his hair to be either in a downward position or tied back into a ponytail.
Clothing and AccessoriesShow
Okami has opted to wear something a bit more intimidating which is more fitting for somebody of his large stature. The attire consists of a somewhat heavy set of steel lamellar armor which is quite effective in combat compared to that of a standard issue Kirigakure flak jacket. Okami has adapted and grown comfortable with the additonal weight of wearing such heavy garb. The added weight is a small price to pay when pitted against the protection provided, especially since he is usually the first into the fray! What is mostly protected with this armor is the chest, shoulders, legs, and arms as those are the parts of the body primarily covered. This particular set has been blackened and decorated with red paint in an attempt to push the intimidation factor of his whole getup.

Underneath Okami wears loads and loads of bandages to wrap up his body. Mostly used on his legs, arms, feet, and groin area. In addition he also owns a couple black form fitting tank top undershirts with a few pairs of black military pants. That isn't all! Okami also wears standard issue ninja tabi, yet he also owns a couple pairs of black military grade boots to wear on his feet when needed. These undergarments per say act primarily as his casual attire, since he doesn't wear his armor everywhere he goes, as that would be a silly thing to do! Nonetheless, that is exactly what happens, thus many don't usually see him without his armor.

Upon Okami's right shoulder pad is the coat of a great wolf he had slain in the past. The pelt acts as much needed insulation for colder days. A sigil of a kraken has been etched onto his left shoulder pad confidently displaying his ties to the Karagata family of Water Country. Considering the wolf pelt, it doesn't come as a surprise that Okami wears a mask resembling that of an animal. Okami wears this mask the majority of the time. There are teeth visibly on the mask giving it a more feral appearance that goes along with his theme of being intimidating. Made of steel it is strapped onto the back of his head by use of leather. With an immense amount of pride in his former village, Okami makes sure to clearly indicate his past loyalty to those around him by wearing it upon his head at all times. However, since he does wear a mask the majority of the time he has also etched the symbol of village upon the forehead portion of his mask. Usually when a person goes missing ninja they opt to scratch out or discard their headband, but Okami doesn't have qualms with the majority of the village, thus he has allowed them to remain visible for those to see where he truly comes from.
  • General: A warrior without a doubt. There are few things that come between Okami's passion for fighting. Growing up in the ninja world has greatly affected the man. Okami is a passionate and usually honest person, with a strong sense of duty to his own cause. Conditioned for combat he has developed a warrior’s mentality, to constantly test himself and hone his skills, mostly through the seeking out of stronger opponents. Over time, he has become emotionally detached from his actions due to the violent nature of his life, but that comes with the territory of being a warrior. Many would refer to him as being the strong silent type as he goes above and beyond to accomplish whatever he deems important. His role as a warrior is taking very seriously and he often encourages others to do the same. However, he is also noted to have a kind heart and a tendency to always think of those he abandoned in the village who are too weak to defend themselves, primarily those from his own family. People tend to gravitate toward the man due to him being quite comfortable to be around. He is even stated to be the "big brother" of those he comes in contact with due to how strict, cruel, yet caring he is.

    Working out, fighting, eating, and maintaining his weaponry is what the man lives for. During his down time, Okami makes sure to eat plenty to keep up his energy for his intense training sessions. That makes him quite the food enthusiast. Going out to eat somewhere in a village is a common ritual for the man, as he makes sure to keep good relations with all his favorite spots around the country. Many food places are extremely close to the man because of this, sometimes going out of there way to make sure he has a spot at their establishments when needed. With Okami going out so much, one would assume him to be not so great in the kitchen. However, that would be completely wrong! He is actually quite the talented cook, on par with many professional chefs. With use of fresh game, from personal hunting, combined with a variety of fresh ingredients, he makes some of the most tasty food imaginable. All of this is used to power his training. When not enjoying grub, Okami will usually be found training amidst nature. For that is an unconquerable foe worthy enough of testing Okami's mettle daily. That isn't to say people are useless. Being an active member of the fighting community is crucial to improving himself. Here at these tough as nails places, he is known to be like a big brother to many. Constantly pushing people to achieve all that they can.

    Suffering from an unquenchable thirst for power, Okami doesn't delve too much into anything too intellectual by nature. The truth is that he is quite simple minded when compared to your average man. He doesn't quite catch on to things as fast as others and can come across as outright simple at times. That doesn't stop him from conversing though, to be honest he can be quite the obnoxious person to be around, saying almost anything that comes to mind. No matter how rude or inappropriate, but then again who would willingly speak up against the giant? His size is enough to keep most from saying anything in regard to the things he blabs on about. When talking to the giant, he can come across as quite the eccentric, having a reputation of doing instead of thinking.

    Over the years Okami has come to firmly believe that he will ascend to become the strongest man alive. This complex is a corruption of the mind and there is no way to reason with him about the concept anymore. One can even go so far as to say he has lost his humanity, he usually goes about his daily business without a care in the world for anyone except himself. People are not people anymore, they are just obstacles to be demolished in the pursuit of his goal. That doesn't just mean he will push everyone away. That is an unrealistic expectation. If they prove useful or helpful then he can rationalize using them for the time being before he treads alone once more. However because of how simple minded he is, Okami can be manipulated quite easily especially if one goes about it in a way in which he believes he has the upper hand or is in control of the situation.
  • Hopes/Dreams: As mentioned earlier, Okami hopes to one day achieve the title of being the strongest man alive. For years he has put in the work to transform himself into the man he is today. Quite the accomplishment in itself, yet he is still far off from truly attaining that title. There isn't an amount of sweat, tears, and blood he wouldn't give to eventually accomplish this dream. Attaining strength in its rawest form is the epitome of being alive or at least that is what he believes in. For only strength and raw power can assure total dominance.
  • Fears: The greatest fear of Okami is also directly related to his dream of being strong. Being too weak to defend his family or the people close to him is what fundamentally drives him forward to enact his dream. Everyone in the family relies on the strength of the ninja portion to protect and further the influence of the house. If Okami is not able to accomplish that then what kind of man is he?! Failure to protect or provide for those closest to him goes hand in hand with this inherent fear. That is part of the reason as to why he takes on burdens solely by himself instead of asking for assistance. For even through desertion, his ties to the Karagata family remain essentially intact.
  • Combat Mentality: There are three types of mentalities during combat that Okami tends to favor. The first believing that conflict is meant to be taking seriously. In response, Okami becomes much more serious and focused. There isn't room for error during combat and the like, for people are generally counting on him to accomplish a given task. In that line of thought, Okami isn't generally one to waste time 'playing' or 'taunting' an opponent. Okami will attempt to remedy the situation using any means necessary without harming his own comrades.

    The second mentality is one where he just doesn't care anymore. In this combat mentality, Okami is known to charge head first into almost anything, he attacks like a primitive beast hell bent on utterly destroying his foe. His tactics are not always well thought out and instead he often relies on his superior strength and weight to overwhelm his enemies. Crushing and cleaving things is his primary objective when fighting like this! There is no better feeling then crushing the skull at the end of an intense battle. That pop sound when the skull finally caves in is exhilarating.

    If the combat isn't meant to be serious in nature like that of sparring or training then he will allow himself to be more relaxed and passionate about the whole thing. For fighting in combat is a natural indicator of his overall progression toward his dream. When in this state of mind, Okami thoroughly enjoys himself. Training has always been a relaxing process, so when not serious about the exercise Okami tends to be overly joyous about the potential gains that can be made or the experience absorbed from the bout of exertion.
Historical AccountsShow
One fateful night, Okami, still a blubbering baby, was brought into Kirigakure aboard a large shipping boat along with his father. Okami was born to the rather famous Karagata family. His father was the renowned councilman, Karasu. He was quite the influential person who had traversed the world a few times over or at least that is what he had said on many occasions. With that sort of power it wasn't too surprising to find that Karasu had never truly settled down with anyone significant. So when the man brought a baby back to the village, the Karagata family were rightfully caught off guard. The mother had never been revealed to anybody outside of those closest to the man. The truth of the matter was that she was a slave that Karasu had come to fancy. Regrettably, she died during childbirth during the journey back to the village. With a heavy heart, Karasu decided to raise the child. Without any sort of defects the boy was quite the blessing for the councilman who would have never even thought about having a child. This was a perfect opportunity to produce an heir to the immense wealth collected over the years.

Okami would be raised solely by this man... and the countless personnel within their lavishly intricate penthouse located in the inner ring of Kirigakure no Sato. A dwelling that many could only dream of obtaining. Okami was already on his way to having a rather 'perfect' life. However, even with that wealth, Okami wasn't going to have an easy life for that wasn't the Karagata way. The boy would be raised harshly just like any other coming from the Karagata family; for being weak wasn't tolerated. Although, one benefit to having Karasu as a father instead of any other man was that he was a bit older than most. Having a child this late wasn't unheard of; just uncommon. Karasu had always been a calculating man with little interest in romance. Working for the betterment of the village had always been his primary objective. Being smart was how the man got ahead in life.

How does being older have anything to do with training?! Well, Karasu wasn't overly zealous or inclined to utterly break the boy down physically instead opting for a holistic perspective with a focus on using your mind. Basically the training came down to Karasu attempting to get Okami to use his head instead of the muscles he had working toward so stubbornly. At least that would seem like a benefit to most, yet for Okami it was a hindrance. Okami wanted the old man to teach him how to swing a sword! Eventually buckling under the pressure, Okami was taught all manners of swordplay. The boy was actually a natural too making the whole process a tad easier on the father who wasn't as fast these days. This was just the tip of the iceberg in terms of training for Okami hadn't even scratched the surface of actual training. In comparison to what he would have to deal with later in life this whole process was just playing around and having fun.

While growing up, Okami traveled with Karasu across the oceans of Water Country and beyond; learning and experiencing the world before many of his age. The boy was fascinated with the diversity of the world outside of Kirigakure. There was so much happening everywhere that the boy just couldn't seem to wrap his mind around staying rooted to one place. So whenever he was allowed he made sure to visit a variety of different places all the time alongside his father who was slowly introducing the boy into the profession of being a ninja. The teachings started with stories and then transitioned into current applications of what it meant to be a ninja of Kirigakure. Everyone around Okami aspired to be apart of the military caste within the village. That combined with the romanticism transferred to Okami almost instantly for it had a seemingly tangible benefit. So as a child the boy already yearned for strength. The strength in question was the literal kind. Having seen many incredible feats from sailors, especially during storms, the impressionable child wanted to become as physically strong as those that had clearly conquered the ocean. With that in mind, Okami worked hard aboard his travels to build his body through vigorous personal training that went above the required amount prescribed by his father.

As the years passed, Okami was eventually conditioned under the tutelage of Karasu. He just so happened to also be a formidable ninja during his time with the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. Under his scrutinizing eyes, Okami was fully indoctrinated into the Kirigakure way of life. With intense training came the drive to obtain more and more strength. Strength above all else was drilled into the boys mind from the start. Training had become the reason to get out of bed now. Soon Okami would be thrown headfirst into the academy with many other aspiring children. Okami was ecstatic with anticipation to finally start the road to becoming a fully fledged weapon of the village. The day came faster than expected, for Okami the real fun was going to begin soon reminding him of when his old man first started showing him swordplay. Karasu cautioned Okami to take it easy for there were many forms of strength and one couldn't possibly possess each. Without thinking too much on the words of wisdom, Okami plunged into his academy life full stride only to be utterly decimated by those willing to use tact over brawn.

Academy life wasn't what Okami had expected. The people here were exceptional, had the old man been too soft on Okami?! The question lingered like a rancid smell in the air. Okami loved his father yet also scrutinized the man for not pushing him enough. Other Karagata boys much skinnier were crushing him in combat due to his slow nature. Sure, when Okami did land a strike it was usually a finished fight, but to get to that point he usually needed a miracle. Defeat didn't dissuade the boy. Okami pushed away those insecurities about childhood training and instead decided to push himself harder to become a competitive force within his grouping. Every evening after class, Okami made the maximum amount of effort to become a shredded machine capable of instilling fear into his peers. Accepting no help from anyone, people started to joke that he was actually a lone wolf like his name suggested. Not phased by this jesting, Okami adapted over the course of a few weeks to the point of decimating most. Without wielding any weaponry, he was able to single-handedly take on five academy students at one time. An impressive feat deserving of praise from the instructors. After that had been overcome, passing the academy became second nature.

Placed into a rivalry squad, Okami was pleased to get a decent contender that would help chisel him into a fine piece of weaponry. The contender? A Yamai boy with the speed and skill to give Okami a relatively difficult time. Both had specialized in martial prowess, thus when it came to training they were able to push each other to heights previously considered impossible to the two. Through this training they became close friends, but reality always lingered in the back of the mind that to advance further one of them had to fail. The system really pushed genin to work harder to overcome the other, translating into relatively less work for the upper ranked ninja. As with other milestones, the time to either rise of fail came rapidly into the forefront of time. Karagata vs. Yamai! A spectacle for the two families to witness. The weight of the expectations of their families became obvious as the examination came closer. Once a close pair they had now drifted apart due to each families political workings. In the end, that is how it had to be. That was part of the reasoning the rivalry squad did so well in producing exceptional ninja.

With a heart pumping blood like a raging river, Okami stood menacingly above the Yamai. Okami's food rested upon the skull of his friend. Victory had never tasted so delicious. The roaring applause of the Karagata family echoed throughout the arena. Everyone here bore witness to his colossal accomplishment. Okami scanned the arena for his father. Interestingly enough, Karasu was nowhere to be found. How could the old man do that to the boy?! Had this not been what Karasu training Okami to do? Anger seemed to overtake the victor who looked down and felt his body instinctively move to induce more suffering. Before that could happen the fight was ended by a veteran ninja. The familiar blood lust had subsided for now as he sat alone on a bench within the inner portion of the arena. Why was Okami so angry? This is what Okami had wanted too. He didn't need his father here to validate his overall strength and dominance. Here in that cold room, Okami finally clicked into reality. Karasu had never truly been there for the boy. In all honestly, he had been raised by the slaves of the household. Constantly away, Okami got this far mostly on his own. That was an achievement that trumped all others achieved. Suddenly, a wide smile crept along his face, Okami was just getting started to becoming the strongest person alive.

Now a fully fledged journeyman ninja, Okami was actually doing missions of relative importance. Here he was able to use his skill and experience to garner a track record that interested those above him. At first the man was accompanied by other ninja as is the standard in an assault squad, yet that didn't sit well with the young man. All they did was make the mission take longer for then it came down to logistics, planning, and otherwise unnecessary conversation. Plus the added weight of having to carry those with weaker bodies through the tough portions. For many, that would probably be embraced. One would even go so far as to gain an ego or reputation as the 'tank'. A small reward for their troubles. However, Okami wasn't like that. He wanted to push himself harder so that only he was rewarded for the effort. These other ninja weren't as serious when it came to work. Lacking conviction meant they were just trash to be used on the road upward. Requesting to go on missions alone, he was finally granted permission to do so as his record had been overly impressive thus far. With time even these missions became a bore for the man who had proven time and time again his reliability. Inside he craved to carve his own path in the world, yet how to do so was the question without a plausible answer. For awhile, the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist had been left amuck. So without any real ceiling to strive for, he felt trapped doing the repetitive missions needed to stay afloat in the village. What about the wealth of his family? Okami thought that made him lesser so instead opted to make his own fortune awhile back.

Swiftly, Okami rose above his peers to reach the coveted position as a veteran ninja, otherwise known as a Jounin. Yet again, Karasu failed to attend the ceremony. That had been an expected outcome now. The two had grown estranged by this stage only really meeting on occasion to catch up on things in relation to the family or village. So when the news reached Okami of the death of his father, he was rather taken back. In the back of his mind he still felt like they had time to... fix things. Karasu had until recently been a prominent member of the upper echelons of the village. At least until his death which ultimately slandered the man's name to the ground. Karasu was slaughtered like an animal on the orders of the current Mizukage; Kyuo, Kai for plotting against the current administration. This reasoning behind the butchery felt like it came straight out of a novel. A complete conspiracy thrown in almost randomly. From information on hand, it seemed the council had come up with an idea to remove the Mizukage by force, yet failed in the attempt. The whole thing sounded ridiculous, however the man had always been important to Okami. So when that word reached Okami, it was almost like being stabbed by the same knife. Kirigakure had taken from Okami the only person who he had truly cared for. The action was a reconfirmation as to why Okami needed to find his own path in life. Leaving the village was the correct course of action, yet these were still his people and that would go against everything he had been taught over the years. The idea was now firmly planted within his mind, there would be no turning back from that route, especially after this incident.

With no official funeral for the former warhorse of the village, the Karagata family that were close to Karasu paid tribute to the man on the ocean through a small ceremony while on route to trade with a foreign country. The ocean was the very place that had seemed to call Karasu. The realization set in now, Karasu was never around because in essence the man was following his own path. A path that had never been compromised even after death. Karasu died doing what he believed was best for himself and the village. In that line of thought, the man died an honorable death. For an old timer at least he died in combat. One couldn't ask for anything better than that. Standing silently, Okami lifted the former SSM members blade upward and rested it upon his shoulder. The blade had been left to the hulking giant as with the fortune. Nonetheless the only thing Okami took was the blade, leaving the inheritance to be consumed by Karagata family. Okami would carve his own path now, seeking out stronger threats so to further his own power. For only strength and raw power can assure total dominance...

Battle InformationShow
Village: Kirigakure no Sato
Rank: A-Ranked Missing Ninja

Stats: (9/50)
  • Ninjutsu: 25
  • Taijutsu: 35
  • Genjutsu: 15
  • Stamina: 32
  • Control: 10
  • Strength: 50
  • Speed: 50
  • Instinct: 20
Weaponry and EquipmentShow
Kraken's FangShow

A massive sword, weighing roughly around 380 lbs. The total length of the weapon is 75" with the blade alone being a good portion of that length at a staggering 55", leaving 20" for the hilt. Thickness of the blade is also quite absurd, coming in at 2". Without a doubt, being hit with this weapon is most likely going to hurt. A utter marvel to look upon, one would be hard pressed to find this kind of quality within the village as this exquisite blade was handcrafted long ago during a golden age. This blade has been tied to the Karagata family since they rose to power. Appropriately named, the blade alone is capable of absolute devastation. A peculiar trait of the blade is that it is chakra sensitive with latent hidden potential. Without further analysis the blade doesn't do anything out of the ordinary. The weapon is strapped firmly upon Okami's back when not needed.
Tendril of the OceanShow
An exquisite spear weapon made personally for the giant during his time in Kirigakure. This weapon system consists of a pole with three segmented parts. Each segment is roughly two feet long. The entire shaft is made up of carbon steel and hollow, with a 30' long steel cable running through the center of all three. The pieces interlock with a single twist of the hand or break down just as simply. However, once the cable is pulled and set, the tool does not break down without extreme force. The head of the spear is an 18" long double sided triangular blade with a 8" cylindrical shaft that can be wielded as a short sword, or snapped onto the spear head and used as a full weapon. This spear is kept strapped firmly upon his back when not needed.
Taijutsu Specialist:
Having devoted their lives to mastering the art of taijutsu, this shinobi is classified as a Taijutsu Specialist. A taijutsu specialist is able to devote a total of 10 concentrations to taijutsu, unlike most people who are capped at 8. However, they are only able to devote a max of 5 concentrations to genjutsu, and a max of 5 concentrations to ninjutsu. As a Taijutsu Specialist, Okami is able to utilize taijutsu concentrations reserved for specialists. Also, he is now able to ascend to God Tier [45+] on the following stats:

[Taijutsu, Stamina, Strength, and Speed]

Abilities and ConcentrationsShow
Body ExpansionShow
This body modification grants the user the ability to freely convert the calories they store in their bodies into chakra to be used to expand parts of, or, their entire body. Most of these techniques rapidly consume the user's chakra during use, and maintaining them during a prolonged battle can be exhausting in comparison to other chakra fueled techniques. For this reason the user requires an above average stamina pool to fuel them without hindrance. Additionally, the added mass doesn't actually increase the user's strength but due to the increased weight the force required to counteract is usually greater. This simply means that if one couldn't naturally lift the weight then generally they would end up crushed instead of just counteracting the force applied naturally when not enlarged. With natural force in the form of strength and the added weight, the user is usually able to crush anyone in their path.

While active, the user may not use genjutsu or ninjutsu, not related to the ability, for channeling is required to maintain the expansion. During an expansion, the user may channel to increase the size of an additional portion of their body if desired. These expansions can be cancelled at anytime, returning the user back to their original size. The size increased by expansion jutsu is in direct relation to the rank of the technique used. With high ranking techniques being able to make the user bigger than low ranking techniques.
Ninjutsu 1/5Show
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 8/8Show
Heavenly Body Control:
The fundamental skills of [Heavenly Body Control] cannot be mastered by those with less than 35 Taijutsu, Strength and Speed. These skills include those required to create almost ninjutsu-equivalent effects simply from the movement of one’s body such as animal shaped blasts of compressed air from especially positioned hands and other similar feats which are beyond reality. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu, and requires Taijutsu Specialist.
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.
Rigid Structure:
The fundamental skill of [Rigid Structure] describes the user’s ability to adeptly position and lock in their skeletal structure to efficiently absorb blows with minimal damage to their person. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.
Sword Weapons:
The fundamental skill of [Sword Weapons] 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.
Polearm Weapons:
The fundamental skill of [Polearm Weapons] indicates the user’s proficiency with staves, spears, halberds, pikes, scythes and other like weapons. 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.
Upper Body:
The fundamental skill of the [Upper Body] indicates the user’s proficiency with using their arms, chest and head in various ways to facilitate their use of related Taijutsu.
Lower Body:
The fundamental skill of [Lower Body] indicates the user’s proficiency in using their legs and feet in many different ways to facilitate their use of related Taijutsu.
Genjutsu 0/4Show

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Karagata, Okami

Post by Archives » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:27 pm

*[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.

*[Ninjutsu • Sensory Deprivation: Hearing]
D-Ranked Ninjutsu
A technique used for a variety of purposes, each unique to the user's needs, the user channels chakra over their ears. This chakra will act as though it were solid, rendering the user deaf 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.

*[Ninjutsu • Advanced Transformation Technique]
C-Ranked Ninjutsu
An advanced form of the Transformation Technique, after performing the correct hand seals and holding the final one temporarily, the user will coat and mold chakra around their body into the shape and form of something or someone which is no more than twice their size at a speed of 4. This technique's true advantage is that the disguise is given physical substance. This means, for example, if they transform into something with claws, they will have claws that can physically be used. For the disguises 5 post duration, if it is damaged by a hit of 16 or more strength, the disguise "poofs" from existence. This includes collateral damage caused by striking an opponent that may occur to the disguise.
*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.

*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 • Mole Hiding
C-Rank Ninjutsu
After forming the needed hand seals and holding the final one the user will flood the earth below them with chakra. Initially, the user may move down into the earth at a speed of 10. In the following posts, the user can travel underground at a speed equal to that of their speed. However, they cannot go more than 7 meters beneath the surface and can only use this technique for an amount of posts equal to their stamina, suffocating if they stay beneath the earth any longer. This technique does create a tunnel of sorts, allowing the user to create a series of tunnels for various purposes.
D-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: Deft Hands
After extensive practice and training Gatsu has gained equal strength and skill between his two hands. This allows him to perform any action with either hand at exactly the same skill level and strength.

[Decisive Strike]
C-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 10 Taijutsu, 10 Instinct, [Sword Weapons], [Upper Body]
By applying both his taijutsu knowledge and his quick thinking Okami is able to feint an attack. This is done by aiming an attack quickly to a side the user can block. If the target attempts to defend against it, this creates an opening in which Okami can quickly pull back mid-swing and redirect his attack elsewhere. The main application of this jutsu was originally to strike at a user who is forming hand seals in order to cause them to break their seals to defend themselves, though it has a wide variety of applications

[Situational Awareness]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: Perception
Focusing his hearing and listening to his surroundings, Gatsu is capable of detecting people using silent movement techniques, distant noises, and quiet noises. Silent techniques of a higher rank will not be picked up by [Situational Awareness].

B-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: Rigid Structure
Through years of training, Gatsu has trained his mind to push pain back, allowing him to ignore a good majority of pain that he's currently feeling. While his body will still be harmed, only the most intense and severe of pain will register with him. While he is capable of pushing through this pain, he feels it over other pains which he will not be phased by.
Heavenly TaijutsuShow
[Force of Willpower]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: 35 Strength, [Heavenly Body Control]
Due to training with his own body, and knowing how his body would react, Okami has trained an automatic response in case he gets flung from his position without his own control, his body flexes and releases a burst of counteractive air pressure from his back, in the shadow shape of his entire body, creating a menacing ghast behind him that rights his body, giving him a moment to catch himself, before dissipating.

[Wind Scar]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: [Sword Weapons], [Heavenly Body Control]
The user starts by focusing on their next swing, once ready the user will swing their weapon with such sheer power and speed that the very air is pushed forward 30 meters. This is not ordinary air however, instead the utter power behind the swing conditioned it into three palpable blades of air, each blade measuring about 10 meters in size, capable of cleaving whatever they strike into chunks. These blades of air strike and move at a strength equal to 3/4th the user's and after 30 meters the blades dissipate back into harmless air.

[Wind Wall]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: [Sword Weapons], [Heavenly Body Control]
The user starts by focusing on their next swing, once ready the user will slash forward horizontally with such sheer power and speed that the very air is pushed forward creating a wall of pure wind, measuring 15 meters in diameter, meant to protect the user from a variety of different threats. This wall stops within 10 meters of the user. Even though the wall is made up entirely of air the force behind the slash compresses the air so tightly that the wall can actually take quite the hit, having a strength equal to that of 3/4th the user's, before dissipating back into air.
Toryu Kenjutsu:
Toryu Kenjutsu is a sword style originating from the Land of Pebbles that focuses on not just performing kenjutsu but also weaving close quarters style taijutsu into the bladework. Toryu's specialty is not only learning to capably slash a sword with one hand but also learning to use the hands, joints, legs and even the head to make frighteningly dangerous close quarters fighters. An inelegant style, it is commonly associated with the more 'rough' samurai but in truth it's reliance on two opposing impulses and control of the body makes it one of the more difficult Kenjutsu styles to learn. While usable with most blades, experienced fighters often prefer wakizashi, ninjato and even tanto daggers instead of katana for increased mobility.
  • Requires: [Upper Body], [Sword] Concentrations
*[Toryu • Close Quarters]
D- Ranked Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: 5 Taijutsu
The signature stance of the style, Close Quarters teaches users of this style how to rapidly change the angle, position and even grip of their weapon without moving their hand from it's signature position at the user's waist for maximum versatility. Users of this style often assume a one foot forward, one back, slightly swayed stance to free up movement as well at the expense of leaving their center open.

*[Toryu • Counter Kick]
D-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 5 Taijutsu, 5 Strength
The user of this technique will attempt to block the blow of his opponent with his blade, relying heavily on the durability of their weapon and their own strength to resist the strength of the opponent's attack. Should they be successful, the user will follow up with a swift kick to the target's chest or stomach to push them away and stun them, then follow up with a quick stab to the chest or stomach.

*[Toryu • Disregard of Fear]
C-Ranked Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: 15 Instinct
Many of the Toryu techniques would put the user in incredibly daring positions where a single mistake could instantly spell disaster for the swordsman. As a result, Toryu practitioners must train themselves constantly to avoid letting their fears distract them from their task. A user with this technique has learned to shut out fear in the heat of combat, allowing them to perform their death defying attacks without the risk of failure due to fear responses.

*[Toryu • Reversal Grappling]
B-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 25 Speed
A tricky technique which requires an opponent to step close to the user voluntarily either for an attack or for a grapple/counter of their own. By using the forward momentum of the opponent and dropping down to one knee, the user is able to grab the wrist of the opponent and use their grip to force the foe over their head, slamming them headfirst into the ground and leaving them open for a further attack.

*[Toryu • Earthshaker]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 35 Strength
A devastating dash attack known for it’s ability to cause tremors in the earth, the user will take a brief moment to ready themselves, digging their foot into the ground and building up power in their leg. Then in a burst of movement, the user will kick off into a dash so hard that the force they put into the earth actually causes the ground to rumble with tremors radiating out to 15 meters, causing anyone with a Taijutsu stat 10 or more underneath the user’s strength to struggle with standing or moving even at a walking pace. This makes the perfect cover for the Toryu user to charge into battle headfirst as it makes it more difficult for those who aren’t taijutsu practitioners to retaliate against their advance.

*[Toryu • Earthbreaker]
A-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 35 Strength
With a swift punch to the earth the user shatters a large chunk of earth beneath their feet, allowing them to reach down and grab hold of a huge chunk of earth no larger than 5 meters in diameter. The user holds this rock with one hand and can toss the chunk of earth as if it were ranged weapon. After doing so, the user follows the earth for a moment while delivering multiple slashes to it, cutting the one chunk into several that scatter around a 5 meter diameter area. This is mainly meant to cover their charge but the chunks of earth are quite capable of damaging wounds on direct hits.
Kushou-Ryu Soujutsu, or spear techniques, are a collection of Taijutsu techniques focussed around the use of polearms. The techniques can be used interchangeably for users of spears, staves, glaives and similar weapons. These techniques were developed by the military of the Holy City of Towers, rumoured to have been passed from the Holy Mother herself to the males of her land centuries ago. Those who wish to learn the secret techniques of the style must travel there and convince them to teach them. The style itself revolves around keeping the user’s weapon and body moving in order to manoeuvre around an opponent’s guard, or beat their way through it. Requires: [Polearm Weapons], [Deft Hands], [Lower Body]
* Kushou・The Swallow Takes Flight
D-Ranked Taijutsu Manoeuvre
The user will vault themselves into the air using their polearm and then unleash a powerful blow from above. This technique is used to disorient and surprise foes as well as overpower them as it strikes with all of the user’s body weight and momentum from the spin they perform in the air in order to strike with the spear that was touching the ground moments before.

* Kushou・Low Wind Rising
D-Ranked Taijutsu Stance
The foundational stance of the Kushou style, Low Wind Rising involves the spinning of the user’s spear or polearm around their body constantly whilst remaining in motion. While in this stance, the user will be able to deflect projectiles with less strength than their own, while also making unpredictable movements of their spear.

Kushou・Change of Wind
D-Ranked Taijutsu Maneuver
In the case the Okami needs to rapidly switch directions or move away from something without losing speed, by planting his next step firmly, Okami will pivot on it allowing him to redirect himself and continue on his path without losing any speed. This is particularly useful for performing feints.

* Kushou・The Swallow Rides the Wind
C-Ranked Taijutsu Manoeuvre
Prerequisite: * Kushou・The Swallow Takes Flight
The user of this technique must first launch themselves high into the air as if with The Swallow Takes Flight. They will then begin to spin and unleash a flurry of blows from above. The user is capable of performing up to three strikes in the air, each of them prolonging the user’s airtime. The Swallow Rides the Wind is useful as it maintains the advantageous high ground and all of the forward momentum toward the opponent throughout all of its blows, giving the user an effective +6 Strength and -6 Taijutsu for the three blows.

* Kushou・Twisting the Wind
C-Ranked Taijutsu Manoeuvre
Prerequisite: * Kushou・Low Wind Rising
This is the core technique of the Kushou Style. The user will begin in the Low Wind Rising stance and then approaches their opponent. They will begin with a wide arcing blow to begin this combination of blows. Following this they will spin their polearm and their body as they follow their opponent across the battlefield, chasing them down as they block and evade. This technique takes the user’s entire post, and can strike a number of times equal to half their speed. Those who block more than one blow will suffer a -3 to Taijutsu for 3 posts as the weapon’s momentum and force jars their body.

* Kushou・Watered Silk
B-Ranked Taijutsu Manoeuvre
The user of this technique will strike the ground with one end of their weapon hard, dragging it in a line. This will fling a cloud of dirt, rock and dust up into their opponent’s eyes as if the user had thrown it. The use of one end of their weapon in this enables the immediate return of the opposite end for a follow up strike at either a blinded opponent or an opponent that is quite predictably dodging the debris.

* Kushou・The River Undercuts the Bank
B-Ranked Taijutsu Manoeuvre
The user of this technique will first block an incoming strike. Then, they will almost immediately cease resisting, causing the opponent to fall forward slightly and lose their balance provided their taijutsu is lower than the users. This successfully created opening allows the user to raise the lower end of their weapon to strike from inside the opponent’s guard, typically at either the groin or the chin with full strength.

* Kushou・Whirlwind on the Mountain
A-Ranked Taijutsu Manoeuvre
Prerquisite: * Kushou・Twisting the Wind
The user of this technique begins a relentless onslaught upon an opponent. They take a moment to prepare their legs before dashing forward. This technique is used to pursue opponents and wear them down with repeated spinning attacks. Opponents with a speed lower than the user’s will find it difficult to safely move away from the user while they pursue them. Those that block or are hit by two or more blows will have their Taijutsu reduced by 6 because of the jarring nature of the blows for 6 posts.
Shinden Kenjutsu:
Shinden Kenjutsu is a style originating in Marsh Country that emphasizes heavy and damaging slashes from positions that allow flexibility and focus. Typically the user will draw their sword and then lift it over their shoulder or head, in a downward slashing angle to allow for gravity to act as an enhancer for the blow and because of this, heavier swords such as nodachi or odachi are typical fare for the style but the moves can be done with a katana. This style also emphasizes firm and powerful body movements to deal with the lack of blade defense afforded by the stance assumed.
Requires: [Upper], [Rigid Structure], [Sword or Hafted] Concentrations
Making custom jutsu requires [Taijutsu Specialist]
*Shinden • Stream Splitting
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 10 Strength
Lifting their sword above their head the user of this technique drives it down in one fluid motion with their blade aimed to slash through or into whatever they are attacking. The force of this technique is amplified by the fact that their stance is aimed to enhance muscle tension and torque, allowing them to make the single slash a very powerful one.

*Shinden • Branch Cleaver
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 10 Strength
While the basic techniques of Shinden revolve around heavy slashes from standing positions this technique is about harnessing the same destructive potential while moving. Rushing at a foe quickly, the user slashes in a downward motion in order to maintain momentum. The sword is typically swung from right to left or from left to right instead of straight down, the attack usually stopping at waist level to keep from potentially stumbling. While less destructive than some Shinden techniques, it still retains utility in battles of movement.

*Shinden • Grass Cutter
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 10 Strength
With a stance shift, the user quickly draws their weapon to their waist with the blade facing away from their body. The user then delivers a quick and brutal horizontal thrust forward, followed by a slice, inspiring its name by cutting down unwary opponents. The technique is defensive in nature, allowing the user to guard with the intent to counter.

*Shinden • Sword Shield
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 10 Strength
As most Shinden users wield rather large blades, The user of this technique has trained themself to use the width of their blade as a sort of shield, using it to deflect most small weaponry and block blows reliably. Users should be very liberal with the use of this technique, as too strong a blow could damage their weapon and render it useless, while too thin a weapon makes the use of this technique more difficult than one with a wider blade.

Shinden • Close Quarter Training
C-rank Taijutsu Discipline
When in an enclosed area many sword fighters find themselves limited by space which makes it difficult to use full force when attacking. With this discipline, the practitioner has gained sufficient experience fighting in tight spaces to the point that they are no longer troubled by enclosed space, meaning that the practitioner will be proficient in making quick, deadly strikes without sacrificing any power.

*Shinden • Shield of Swings
C-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 15 Strength, 15 Taijutsu
The user will swing their blade in a seemingly wild fashion without truly aiming to connect with a target, at least not with any real accuracy. While it seems to be totally uncalculated to the untrained eye, the user is in fact swinging their weapon in such a way to protect themselves from other attacks while making their approach. By swinging the blade in large circles around their body, they create a whirlwind of strikes that not only serve to bat away blows of lesser strength, but can easily tear apart an opponent on a direct hit.

*Shinden • Titan's Grip
B-Rank Taijutsu Stance
Prerequisite: Shinden • Form Improvement, 25 strength, 25 Taijutsu
A stronger version of the Form Improvement technique, a user of this stance is capable of using their oversized weapon with such ease that the usual encumbrance of such large weapons are as if nothing to them. This allows a Shinden user to use their weapon with the same speed and control as a smaller, more easily controlled weapon, such as a ninjato or katana. The benefits of this are incredibly useful, as this allows a Shinden user to attack with incredible speed and accuracy without sacrificing their power, as well as block efficiently between blows.


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