Hijikata - New Concentrations.

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Toshizou Hijikata
Rurouni



"Shinobi always seek more power. And we pay the cost of their hubris."

General Information Age: 21
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Physical Features:
  • Face/head: Hijikata's pale skin and long black hair are offset by his intense blue eyes that view the world around him. They are as sapphires set into marble, framed by onyx.
  • Body: Considering he is a teacher of the sword, one would not expect Hijikata to be so lithe in form. A very slender man, his body is nonetheless covered in toned, chiseled muscle.
  • Notable Features: Hijikata hosts a variety of small scars all over his body from his various bouts and training sessions, preferring to train students with real weapons. This policy has naturally had the consequence of some students landing glancing blows on him, hence the scars.

Clothing/Accessories: Hijikata normally wears a traditional indigo kimono with lilacs embroidered into the fabric. When training his swordsmanship, Hijikata wears a typical white keiko gi and a black hakama. When traveling, he wears his kimono, hakama, and a sky blue haori with white styled cuffs. On his feet, he wears traditional slippers and sandals. On his head, he wears a traditional jingasa hat made of straw, to protect against the wind and rain. He may also often wear a white cloth headband at times, depending on his preference.
Personality:
  • General: Hijikata is normally a soft-spoken individual, and like most citizens of the Grass Country, works to live in a way that is at one with nature. He is poised, graceful, and exudes a quiet strength. He places honor above all else, and he seeks to treat others as he would himself. Many would find him as a man without fault. He enjoys caligraphy, art, fishing, cooking, and many other simple crafts and skills, such as weaving jingasa hats out of straw or even farming every so often.

    ...Except when it comes to shinobi.

    Though many who meet him never see this part of his personality, Hijikata is familiar with shinobi, and he despises them with a rage that fire itself could not best. When they are involved in any given situation, a lethal glint always enters his eyes. He sees shinobi as those who pervert and rape nature for their own benefit, having seen first hand the result of the "assistance" they provide. Not understanding the true nature of chakra and energy within, Hijikata does not fear their magic, but rather, hates it with a passion many times hotter than the sun.
  • Hopes/Dreams: Right now, Hijikata's hopes and dreams are very simple. He wishes to become a great swordsman and a master of his own style of swordsmanship, all while living his life in line with nature and helping those he can better themselves as people through the sword.
  • Fears: He "fears" (read: fights against) the effect that shinobi have on the natural balance of the world and its ecosystems. He fears, as they have done in the past, they will extend their greedy reaches beyond the borders of their own country and attempt to take the whole world as their own.
  • Combat Mentality: Hijikata uses his skills in perception and his swordsmanship to move economically, evading enemy attacks and targeting weak spots in the enemy's fighting style.

History
Historical AccountsShow
Hijikata, in comparison to his fellow citizens of the Grass Country, was not a spectacular individual. He was a quiet young man, and though he was no samurai by blood, he nonetheless was born with a sword next to him and his mother, his father believing it would instill his son with the warrior's spirit he believed resided in the sword. The life he knew was a peaceful one, filled with peace and stable, healthy routine. Unlike most boys in his village, whom preferred to fight with fists, Hijikata took more keenly to the sword, and he quickly took to studying at the village's dojo. He quickly grew into a young man, one of poise, grace, dignity, and quiet strength. He became renowned amongst several villages for his swordsmanship, particularly as a practitioner of Iaido and Battojutsu. Instead of opening his own dojo and forcing students to come to him, however, as a show of respect to his aging sensei, he set out abroad and decided to be a traveling instructor of the sword.

It was during his travels throughout Grass Country that Hijikata learned more about the place he lived... and places that lay outside its borders. He learned of the cruelty of the Five Great Nations and how they often ruthlessly violated the sovereignty of the smaller nations and its peoples. He witnessed first hand the devastation their fabled warriors, the shinobi, plagued upon lands that were not their own, destroying lives and desecrating nature in the process. His peaceful life had not prepared him for the grim realities of the outside world. The strong ruled the weak... and the strong did not always have just, kind motives. They did not act towards others with honor or justice. They only sought their own interests. And as a young child died in his arms after one harrowing assault on a village left in flames, a foul fire was ignited in his own heart, one that he could not extinguish:

Hatred. Hatred for all shinobi and what they represented in his eyes.

He still spends his days traveling from village to village, teaching people to better themselves with the sword... but now, also, to defend themselves against the impure invaders that would taint this great land with their evil. If they did not stand and rise to protect their peace and their balance with nature... who would?

Battle Information Country: Grass Country
Rank: D-Rank
  • Ninjutsu: 1
  • Taijutsu: 15
  • Genjutsu: 1
  • Stamina: 10
  • Control: 1
  • Strength: 15
  • Speed: 15
  • Instinct: 15
Equipment: (1) Katana (70 cm blade, 25 cm hilt) with scabbard. The scabbard has a bronze finish at the top, causing the tsuba to clang loudly when it is slammed against the bronze finish. The katana can still be sheathed normally (quietly) if the user wishes.
(1) Wakizashi (45 cm blade, 15 cm handle) with scabbard. The scabbard has a bronze finish at the top, causing the tsuba to clang loudly when it is slammed against the bronze finish. The wakizashi can still be sheathed normally (quietly) if the user wishes.
(1) Large water canteen with leather strap
(1) Small oil lamp, hangs from bottom of pack
(1) Climbing hook, hangs from bottom of pack
(1) Backpack, leather, brown. Contains:
  • (1) Bedroll (rolled for travel)
  • (1) Tent Canvas (rolled for travel)
  • (1) Pair of Reinforced sandals
  • (1) Wooden Mallet
  • (1) Sewing Kit
  • (4) Tent Spikes (iron)
  • Iron Support Rods for Tent
  • Hemp rope, for tent and for climbing hook.
  • Dried Rations, 7 days (dried meat, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, dried vegetables)
  • Oils, stones, and cloths for cleaning/sharpening swords and for lanternInk and parchment for writing
  • Soap for hygiene (clothes, body)

Companions: (0/1)
Primary Affinity: Katon

Abilities and Concentrations
Abilities
First Ability None
Second AbilityNone
Third AbilityNone
Concentrations
Ninjutsu (0/1)None
Taijutsu (4/4)
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.
Perception:
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.
Acrobatics:
The fundamental skill of [Acrobatics] includes the user’s ability to contort their body into unfamiliar positions in order to avoid attacks, as well as the user’s ability to fall safely and perform Ukemi and other feats of gymnastics. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.
Deft Hands:
The fundamental skill of [Deft Hands] indicates the user’s proficiency with using their hands in very specific and complex movements, like sleight of hand and targeting very small and specific points on an opponent’s body. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu in various ways.
Genjutsu (0/1)None

Jutsu
TaijutsuShow
Iaido KenjutsuShow
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, its 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 Weapons] and [Perception] Concentrations.
ManeuversShow
*[Iaido • Swift Draw]
D-Rank Taijutsu 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 • Block]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed
A technique developed out of need to protect himself from other weapon users, Block is simple in its use, but highly effective when used right. By partially drawing their sword, the user of this technique is able to use the back of their blade to block incoming weapon attacks should they time it correctly. The user must be careful when using this technique, should the attacker have a high enough strength, this technique could very well shatter the user's weapon.

*[Iaido • Hilt Strike]
D-Rank Taijutsu 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 • Cutting The Eyes]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed
A simple, yet very effective technique, Cutting The Eyes is a Line Draw aimed at the target's eyes. The user attempts to horizontally slash the target's eyes in order to remove their eyesight.

[Iaido • Cutting The Arm]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed
An extension of the disabling effects of Cutting The Eyes, Hijikata attempts to slash at the opponent's elbow, severing the tendons connecting the forearm to the upper arm, rendering the opponent's arm useless.

[Iaido • Cutting The Foot]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed
An extension of the disabling effects of Cutting The Eyes, Hijikata attempts to slash at the opponent's Achilles' tendon, severing the tendon connecting the heel to the calf muscles, rendering the opponent unable to walk on the targeted foot. Hijikata can choose to target the tendons behind the kneecap instead for similar effect.

*[Iaido • Line Draw]
D-Rank Taijutsu 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.
DisciplinesShow
*[Iaido • Ambidexterity]
D-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
Prerequisite: 5 Instinct
After practicing for a long amount of time with the concept of using both of their hands with equal skill, the user has developed a level of ambidexterity that allows them to utilize their preferred weaponry without any sort of issue. This extends to other methods of combat or simple everyday life as well.

[Iaido • Rapid Sheathing]
D-Rank Discipline
Prerequisite: 8 Speed, 8 Instinct.
Hijikata has learned how to more quickly and efficiently sheath his blades. Hijikata can now sheath his blade in half the time, allowing him to more quickly execute Iaido and Hiten Mitsurugi techniques.
Hiten Mitsurugi RyuuShow
Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu:
Taking what he has learned from Iaido, Hijikata has started to craft his own style based on Battojutsu, a style based on more effective and creative uses of attacks both during and after using Iaido.

Currently Requires [Sword Weapons] and [Perception] concentrations.
Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Dragon Nest Flash
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed, 10 Instinct, Iaido • Swift Draw.
This technique can be used on its own or out of Iaido • Swift Draw. Instead of immediately sheathing the sword in its scabbard after the initial attack, Hijikata follows forward and drives into the opponent with multiple looping slashes, one slash looping and leading into the next, using the momentum from the initial sword slash to pressure and overwhelm the opponent. At the end of the sequence, Hijikata can quickly sheath the sword into its scabbard if he wishes.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Twin Dragon Flash
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed, 10 Instinct, Iaido • Swift Draw.
Particularly useful if the opponent has evaded Hijikata's primary slash but remains in range, Hijikata performs a normal Iaido slash, followed up by bringing the scabbard up to strike in the same motion with the other hand. This can be useful for adding additional damage to the initial slash, catching opponents off-guard, parrying a counterattack, or even counterattacking itself.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Twin Dragon Thunder Flash
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed, 10 Instinct, learned Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Twin Dragon Flash.
An extension of the technique behind the Twin Dragon Flash technique, Hijikata fakes out the opponent, poising himself for an Iaido slash but instead slamming the sword in its scabbard against the enemy's guard, using the added weight to add more pressure against an opponent's guard. When making this initial attack, one of Hijikata's hands reverse grips the hilt of his sword. Hijikata then rotates and draws the sword out of his scabbard with the reverse grip, immediately changing the distribution of force, potentially throwing his opponent off-balance. Spinning and lowering his body Hijikata slashes the opponent under or around the opponent's guard before catching the scabbard in their other hand. This technique is ineffective against opponents with a higher Strength than Hijikata.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Flying Dragon Flash
D-Rank Taiutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed, Iaido • Swift Draw.
An alternate use of Iaido, Hijikata momentarily grips the scabbard at the start of the draw before letting go. This movement causes the sword to swing the scabbard out towards the opponent, turning the scabbard into a functional projectile, flying a number of meters equal to Hijitaka's Strength score.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Dragon Flash Claw
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed, Iaido • Swift Draw.
A variant of Iaido, Hijikata performs a quick draw. Halfway through the arc of the slash, instead of completing the slash, Hijikata steps forward with his left foot and twists the swords in his grip, using the momentum to twist and thrust the blade into the opponent. This can be useful when the opponent is expecting a slash, but it does leave Hijikata open to counterattack by a sufficiently speedy opponent or attack.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Earth Dragon Flash
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed, 7 Strength.
This technique can be performed on its own or out of Iaido • Swift Draw. Twisting his blade in hand mid-swing, Hijikata strikes into the earth and flings earthen debris upward at the opponent. Depending on the terrain, this can serve as a distraction by obscuring or impairing the opponent's vision, or it can serve as a ranged attack by slinging rocks and pebbles at the opponent. The debris moves at a speed and for a number of meters both equal to Hijitaka's strength.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Dragon Scale Flash
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: Iaido • Block.
An extension of the technique from Iaido, Hijikata fully draws the blade and defends against a larger range of attacks with wide, circular parries before immediately sheathing the sword back in the scabbard. If the opponent hits with an attack with higher Strength than Hijikata's, the movements will be disrupted.

Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Dragon Coil Flash
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
Prerequisite: 8 Speed, 10 Instinct, Iaido • Swift Draw.
Useful for when Hijikata is surrounded or if he is countering an opponent's attack, Hijikata steps forward and rotates a full three-hundred sixty degrees while drawing his sword from its scabbard. This can slash multiple opponents in a circle around him or can counterattack an opponent with a powerful slash from behind them.
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[center][big][big][b]Toshizou Hijikata[/b][/big][/big]
Rurouni

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"Shinobi always seek more power. And we pay the cost of their hubris."[/center]
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[center][b][big]General Information[/big][/b][/center]
[b]Age:[/b] 21
[b]Gender:[/b] Male
[b]Height:[/b] 5'8"
[b]Weight:[/b] 150 lbs.
[b]Physical Features:[/b]
[list][*][i]Face/head:[/i] Hijikata's pale skin and long black hair are offset by his intense blue eyes that view the world around him. They are as sapphires set into marble, framed by onyx.
[*][i]Body:[/i] Considering he is a teacher of the sword, one would not expect Hijikata to be so lithe in form. A very slender man, his body is nonetheless covered in toned, chiseled muscle.
[*][i]Notable Features:[/i] Hijikata hosts a variety of small scars all over his body from his various bouts and training sessions, preferring to train students with real weapons. This policy has naturally had the consequence of some students landing glancing blows on him, hence the scars.[/list]

[center][url=https://i.ibb.co/6vqg7MG/Hijikata-Toshizou-Hakuouki-full-1457813.jpg][img]https://i.ibb.co/xFjLVsC/Hijikata-Toshizou-Resized-full-1457813.jpg[/img][/url][/center]


[b]Clothing/Accessories:[/b] Hijikata normally wears a traditional indigo kimono with lilacs embroidered into the fabric. When training his swordsmanship, Hijikata wears a typical white keiko gi and a black hakama. When traveling, he wears his kimono, hakama, and a sky blue haori with white styled cuffs. On his feet, he wears traditional slippers and sandals. On his head, he wears a traditional jingasa hat made of straw, to protect against the wind and rain. He may also often wear a white cloth headband at times, depending on his preference.
[b]Personality:[/b]
[list][*][i]General:[/i] Hijikata is normally a soft-spoken individual, and like most citizens of the Grass Country, works to live in a way that is at one with nature. He is poised, graceful, and exudes a quiet strength. He places honor above all else, and he seeks to treat others as he would himself. Many would find him as a man without fault. He enjoys caligraphy, art, fishing, cooking, and many other simple crafts and skills, such as weaving jingasa hats out of straw or even farming every so often.

...Except when it comes to shinobi.

Though many who meet him never see this part of his personality, Hijikata is familiar with shinobi, and he despises them with a rage that fire itself could not best. When they are involved in any given situation, a lethal glint always enters his eyes. He sees shinobi as those who pervert and rape nature for their own benefit, having seen first hand the result of the "assistance" they provide. Not understanding the true nature of chakra and energy within, Hijikata does not fear their magic, but rather, hates it with a passion many times hotter than the sun.
[*][i]Hopes/Dreams:[/i] Right now, Hijikata's hopes and dreams are very simple. He wishes to become a great swordsman and a master of his own style of swordsmanship, all while living his life in line with nature and helping those he can better themselves as people through the sword.
[*][i]Fears:[/i] He "fears" (read: fights against) the effect that shinobi have on the natural balance of the world and its ecosystems. He fears, as they have done in the past, they will extend their greedy reaches beyond the borders of their own country and attempt to take the whole world as their own.
[*][i]Combat Mentality:[/i] Hijikata uses his skills in perception and his swordsmanship to move economically, evading enemy attacks and targeting weak spots in the enemy's fighting style. [/list]
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[center][b][big]History[/big][/b][/center][spoiler=Historical Accounts]Hijikata, in comparison to his fellow citizens of the Grass Country, was not a spectacular individual. He was a quiet young man, and though he was no samurai by blood, he nonetheless was born with a sword next to him and his mother, his father believing it would instill his son with the warrior's spirit he believed resided in the sword. The life he knew was a peaceful one, filled with peace and stable, healthy routine. Unlike most boys in his village, whom preferred to fight with fists, Hijikata took more keenly to the sword, and he quickly took to studying at the village's dojo. He quickly grew into a young man, one of poise, grace, dignity, and quiet strength. He became renowned amongst several villages for his swordsmanship, particularly as a practitioner of Iaido and Battojutsu. Instead of opening his own dojo and forcing students to come to him, however, as a show of respect to his aging sensei, he set out abroad and decided to be a traveling instructor of the sword.

It was during his travels throughout Grass Country that Hijikata learned more about the place he lived... and places that lay outside its borders. He learned of the cruelty of the Five Great Nations and how they often ruthlessly violated the sovereignty of the smaller nations and its peoples. He witnessed first hand the devastation their fabled warriors, the shinobi, plagued upon lands that were not their own, destroying lives and desecrating nature in the process. His peaceful life had not prepared him for the grim realities of the outside world. The strong ruled the weak... and the strong did not always have just, kind motives. They did not act towards others with honor or justice. They only sought their own interests. And as a young child died in his arms after one harrowing assault on a village left in flames, a foul fire was ignited in his own heart, one that he could not extinguish:

[i]Hatred.[/i] Hatred for all shinobi and what they represented in his eyes.

He still spends his days traveling from village to village, teaching people to better themselves with the sword... but now, also, to defend themselves against the impure invaders that would taint this great land with their evil. If they did not stand and rise to protect their peace and their balance with nature... who would?[/spoiler]
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[center][b][big]Battle Information[/big][/b][/center]
[b]Country:[/b] Grass Country
[b]Rank:[/b] D-Rank

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[list][*][b]Ninjutsu:[/b] 1
[*][b]Taijutsu:[/b] 15
[*][b]Genjutsu:[/b] 1
[*][b]Stamina:[/b] 10
[*][b]Control:[/b] 1
[*][b]Strength:[/b] 15
[*][b]Speed:[/b] 15
[*][b]Instinct:[/b] 15
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[b]Equipment:[/b] (1) Katana (70 cm blade, 25 cm hilt) with scabbard. The scabbard has a bronze finish at the top, causing the tsuba to clang loudly when it is slammed against the bronze finish. The katana can still be sheathed normally (quietly) if the user wishes.
(1) Wakizashi (45 cm blade, 15 cm handle) with scabbard. The scabbard has a bronze finish at the top, causing the tsuba to clang loudly when it is slammed against the bronze finish. The wakizashi can still be sheathed normally (quietly) if the user wishes.
(1) Large water canteen with leather strap
(1) Small oil lamp, hangs from bottom of pack
(1) Climbing hook, hangs from bottom of pack
(1) Backpack, leather, brown. Contains:[list][*](1) Bedroll (rolled for travel)[*](1) Tent Canvas (rolled for travel)[*](1) Pair of Reinforced sandals[*](1) Wooden Mallet[*](1) Sewing Kit[*](4) Tent Spikes (iron)[*]Iron Support Rods for Tent[*]Hemp rope, for tent and for climbing hook.[*]Dried Rations, 7 days (dried meat, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, dried vegetables)[*]Oils, stones, and cloths for cleaning/sharpening swords and for lantern[i]Ink and parchment for writing[*]Soap for hygiene (clothes, body)[/list]
[b]Companions:[/b] (0/1)
[b]Primary Affinity:[/b] [color=orangered][b]Katon[/b][/color]
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[center][b][big]Abilities and Concentrations[/big][/b][/center]
[table=2, Abilities][b]First Ability[/b][c]
None[c][b]Second Ability[/b][c]None
[c][b]Third Ability[/b][c]None[/table]
[table=2, Concentrations][b]Ninjutsu (0/1)[/b][c]None[c]
[b]Taijutsu (4/4)[/b][c][quote=Sword Weapons]The fundamental skill of [b][Sword Weapons][/b] 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.[/quote][quote=Perception]The fundamental skill of [b][Perception][/b] describes the user’s practiced methods of more keenly focusing their senses for a short time. This facilitates their use of related Taijutsu.[/quote][quote=Acrobatics]The fundamental skill of [b][Acrobatics][/b] 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.[/quote][quote=Deft Hands]The fundamental skill of [b][Deft Hands][/b] 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.[/quote][c]
[b]Genjutsu (0/1)[/b][c]None[/table]
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[center][b][big]Jutsu[/big][/b][/center]

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[spoiler=Taijutsu][spoiler=Iaido Kenjutsu][quote=Iaido Kenjutsu][center]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, its 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.

[i][b]Requires[/b] [Sword Weapons] and [Perception] Concentrations.[/i][/center][/quote]

[spoiler=Maneuvers][b]*[color=#8B658B][Iaido • Swift Draw][/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]5 Taijutsu, 8 Speed[/i]
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.

[b]*[color=#8B658B][Iaido • Block][/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed[/i]
A technique developed out of need to protect himself from other weapon users, Block is simple in its use, but highly effective when used right. By partially drawing their sword, the user of this technique is able to use the back of their blade to block incoming weapon attacks should they time it correctly. The user must be careful when using this technique, should the attacker have a high enough strength, this technique could very well shatter the user's weapon.

[b]*[color=#8B658B][Iaido • Hilt Strike][/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed[/i]
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.

[b]*[color=#8B658B][Iaido • Cutting The Eyes][/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed[/i]
A simple, yet very effective technique, Cutting The Eyes is a Line Draw aimed at the target's eyes. The user attempts to horizontally slash the target's eyes in order to remove their eyesight.

[b][color=#8B658B][Iaido • Cutting The Arm][/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed[/i]
An extension of the disabling effects of Cutting The Eyes, Hijikata attempts to slash at the opponent's elbow, severing the tendons connecting the forearm to the upper arm, rendering the opponent's arm useless.

[b][color=#8B658B][Iaido • Cutting The Foot][/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed[/i]
An extension of the disabling effects of Cutting The Eyes, Hijikata attempts to slash at the opponent's Achilles' tendon, severing the tendon connecting the heel to the calf muscles, rendering the opponent unable to walk on the targeted foot. Hijikata can choose to target the tendons behind the kneecap instead for similar effect.

[b]*[color=#8B658B][Iaido • Line Draw][/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed[/i]
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.[/spoiler][spoiler=Disciplines][b]*[color=#8B658B][Iaido • Ambidexterity][/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Discipline
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]5 Instinct[/i]
After practicing for a long amount of time with the concept of using both of their hands with equal skill, the user has developed a level of ambidexterity that allows them to utilize their preferred weaponry without any sort of issue. This extends to other methods of combat or simple everyday life as well.

[b][color=#8B658B][Iaido • Rapid Sheathing][/color][/b]
D-Rank Discipline
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] 8 Speed, 8 Instinct.
Hijikata has learned how to more quickly and efficiently sheath his blades. Hijikata can now sheath his blade in half the time, allowing him to more quickly execute Iaido and Hiten Mitsurugi techniques.[/spoiler][/spoiler][spoiler=Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu][quote=Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu][center]Taking what he has learned from Iaido, Hijikata has started to craft his own style based on Battojutsu, a style based on more effective and creative uses of attacks both during and after using Iaido.

[i][b]Currently Requires[/b] [Sword Weapons] and [Perception] concentrations.[/i][/center][/quote]

[b][color=mediumseagreen]Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Dragon Nest Flash[/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed, 10 Instinct[/i], Iaido • Swift Draw.
This technique can be used on its own or out of Iaido • Swift Draw. Instead of immediately sheathing the sword in its scabbard after the initial attack, Hijikata follows forward and drives into the opponent with multiple looping slashes, one slash looping and leading into the next, using the momentum from the initial sword slash to pressure and overwhelm the opponent. At the end of the sequence, Hijikata can quickly sheath the sword into its scabbard if he wishes.

[b][color=mediumseagreen]Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Twin Dragon Flash[/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed, 10 Instinct[/i], Iaido • Swift Draw.
Particularly useful if the opponent has evaded Hijikata's primary slash but remains in range, Hijikata performs a normal Iaido slash, followed up by bringing the scabbard up to strike in the same motion with the other hand. This can be useful for adding additional damage to the initial slash, catching opponents off-guard, parrying a counterattack, or even counterattacking itself.

[b][color=mediumseagreen]Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Twin Dragon Thunder Flash[/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed, 10 Instinct[/i], learned Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Twin Dragon Flash.
An extension of the technique behind the Twin Dragon Flash technique, Hijikata fakes out the opponent, poising himself for an Iaido slash but instead slamming the sword in its scabbard against the enemy's guard, using the added weight to add more pressure against an opponent's guard. When making this initial attack, one of Hijikata's hands reverse grips the hilt of his sword. Hijikata then rotates and draws the sword out of his scabbard with the reverse grip, immediately changing the distribution of force, potentially throwing his opponent off-balance. Spinning and lowering his body Hijikata slashes the opponent under or around the opponent's guard before catching the scabbard in their other hand. This technique is ineffective against opponents with a higher Strength than Hijikata.

[b][color=mediumseagreen]Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Flying Dragon Flash[/color][/b]
D-Rank Taiutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] 8 Speed, Iaido • Swift Draw.
An alternate use of Iaido, Hijikata momentarily grips the scabbard at the start of the draw before letting go. This movement causes the sword to swing the scabbard out towards the opponent, turning the scabbard into a functional projectile, flying a number of meters equal to Hijitaka's Strength score.

[b][color=mediumseagreen]Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Dragon Flash Claw[/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] 8 Speed, Iaido • Swift Draw.
A variant of Iaido, Hijikata performs a quick draw. Halfway through the arc of the slash, instead of completing the slash, Hijikata steps forward with his left foot and twists the swords in his grip, using the momentum to twist and thrust the blade into the opponent. This can be useful when the opponent is expecting a slash, but it does leave Hijikata open to counterattack by a sufficiently speedy opponent or attack.

[b][color=mediumseagreen]Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Earth Dragon Flash[/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] 8 Speed, 7 Strength.
This technique can be performed on its own or out of Iaido • Swift Draw. Twisting his blade in hand mid-swing, Hijikata strikes into the earth and flings earthen debris upward at the opponent. Depending on the terrain, this can serve as a distraction by obscuring or impairing the opponent's vision, or it can serve as a ranged attack by slinging rocks and pebbles at the opponent. The debris moves at a speed and for a number of meters both equal to Hijitaka's strength.

[b][color=mediumseagreen]Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Dragon Scale Flash[/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] Iaido • Block.
An extension of the technique from Iaido, Hijikata fully draws the blade and defends against a larger range of attacks with wide, circular parries before immediately sheathing the sword back in the scabbard. If the opponent hits with an attack with higher Strength than Hijikata's, the movements will be disrupted.

[b][color=mediumseagreen]Hiten Mitsurugi Ryuu • Dragon Coil Flash[/color][/b]
D-Rank Taijutsu Maneuver
[b]Prerequisite:[/b] [i]8 Speed, 10 Instinct[/i], Iaido • Swift Draw.
Useful for when Hijikata is surrounded or if he is countering an opponent's attack, Hijikata steps forward and rotates a full three-hundred sixty degrees while drawing his sword from its scabbard. This can slash multiple opponents in a circle around him or can counterattack an opponent with a powerful slash from behind them.[/spoiler][/spoiler]

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