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Post by Izanagi » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:32 pm

The young assassin and newest member of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist moved swiftly through the crowds that were beginning to disperse from the pyramid after the last of the round one matches had ended. It was his match in fact, having displayed only one Taijutsu match and one Ninjutsu match per day. The bout before his he had of course watched and as expected it had been the powerful blood user Maido that had been victorious. His mind wasn’t on her currently however, having only just met a Jinchuuriki that happened to be the student of the man he had just defeated in his fight. Their meeting had been pleasant at first until the 6-armed Kumo Jounin in question had returned and interrupted their interaction. After that there wasn’t much reason to stick around. For whatever reason Shinji tended to clash with men, especially other skilled fighters. Perhaps it was a dominance thing, but he always got along better with more frail and timid boys as well as young innocent girls and even on occasion playful women as he had found out at the beach celebration a few months back.

He was a little annoyed at having to part with Yasu so quickly. Pulling his hood back and pulling down his mask he decided he would try to find something to enjoy rather than his usual method of blowing off steam which often resulted in a great deal of death and carnage. Such a thing wasn’t an option in a place like this. Stopping at the closest snack stand he purchased a moderate sized bag of some kind of red colored rock candy, surely there wasn’t blood in this too like everything else in their culture seemed to revolve around, right? Either way, they were still sweet, candy was a rare treat for the teenage Karagata who had spent his entire life training fervently with very little time allotted to enjoying little things like this in life. He had made it a habit to take advantage of any festival or other opportunities to indulge in junk food or try something new. Feeling slightly less on edge now he meandered through the thinning crowds, it seemed some people were lingering and talking about the matches or bets lost or won and even speculation for the round 2 matches. A few people recognized him though he spoke only curtly to them and continued on. He was used to being a celebrity but that didn’t mean he felt any obligation to make idle conversation with random people.

After several minutes he came across someone that he recognized. A large chested woman with dog-like ears and a tail. He had just watched her match before his own had began after all. Evidently, she was also a Jinchuuriki. Vorashu seemed displeased at this interaction before it had even begun, his thoughts on Aturasu were more favorable than Konegu, the former driven to protect the land as much as its residents. That part Vorashu could relate to but protecting humanity, or even those of a single shinobi village left a sour taste in his mouth. He despised humans as a whole but especially shinobi save for a very select few who retained their primal instincts and drive to live in harmony with nature rather than destroy it for their own corrupt purposes. Still, he held no strong desire to speak with the fellow Genma, not unless the other would reach out to him first though he was intrigued by this host. Shinji on the other hand had no such reluctance, approaching in a seemingly casual manner despite his naturally soft steps he would address the woman before him. “Candy?” he offered, holding the bag out for her to try some. She seemed rather upset about her loss, tail tucked between her legs and ears slouching. “For what it’s worth I wouldn’t have been able to beat her either. She took control of my body once, I was completely powerless to do anything” he admitted, while he knew intimately what it felt like to be outmatched he had never experienced anything quite like feeling his own blood turned against him.
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Post by Kabu » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:07 am

For the first time in what seemed to be a very long time, Masami felt utterly defeated, humiliated and weak. She remembered now that she had entered the tournament to prove to herself and others just how far she had come but.. despite her best attempts she had been completely overwhelmed in what seemed to be just an instant. If the rules had allowed such, she would surely be dead right now and honestly, it was that fact that upset her more than the loss itself, that she had even been put in such a position so very easily.

She had walked along for a while contemplating her loss when suddenly she had spotted a small stream off to the side of the town, taking a seat on the bank and watching the fish swim past. Seeing the fish swim by without a care helped to make her feel just a bit better, though her ears were still drooping and her tail was very firmly tucked between her legs. She could sense Aturasu poking at the back of her mind, desperately trying to get her attention, but she ignored him, it becoming clear what he was trying to tell her as her ears twitched and she heard the sound of footsteps, a boy seeming to be approaching her. She recognized this boy, he being the other Jinchuuriki that had been participating in the tournament, in the Taijutsu section.

She was honestly a bit wary, until he offered his candy and spoke, seeming to be trying to console her at which point she gave him a small smile, reaching into the bag and pulling out a bit of rock candy. "Thanks. I had never thought I would be so thoroughly outmatched, especially in the first round. I guess I should consider myself lucky that she never managed to control me. So, you're Karagata Shinjiro, right? A Jinchuuriki, just like me."

Meanwhile Aturasu sighed but otherwise chose not to speak up for the time being. He honestly held no real contempt for Vorashu as they shared similar ideals but that didn't mean they got along. No, he simply felt indifferent towards his fellow guardian of nature and so felt no desire to engage in any sort of conversation.

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Post by Izanagi » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:41 am

For whatever reason Shinji felt rather comfortable around Masami, her animal traits reminded him of the other Kiri Jinchurriki, Nishiki. He had even met Taiga, the other Konoha Jinchurriki with the interesting phasing ability and constant bellowing of smoke. That had been a few years ago now but he had been kind to Shinji and had even helped him learn how to better control Vorashu, the least he could do was show that same kindness to Masami. He was a little surprised when she accepted the candy, most Kiri nin would probably not accept any food from a stranger but he had found Konoha shinobi and even those from Kumo tended to be more relaxed. Still, he smiled slightly, his green eyes calm and neutral. His face was rather youthful, brown hair of a short to medium length.

Reaching into the bag himself he would toss a handful into his mouth, enjoying the crunching sensation and the sweet flavor. Swallowing, he would nod in affirmation as she identified him before commenting on her previous statement. "Just bad luck. That blood witch is probably the strongest shinobi in Kirigakure, certainly the most terrifying though the Mizukage is a close second. That will be a match I wont miss" he exclaimed with some sense of excitement as his eyes lit up with a competetive gleam. He could only imagine what it would be like to have such mastery of the elements, such power and control. As a Taijutsu specialist he was among the top 10 in his village without a doubt but there would always be linitations and difficulties when combating someone like Maido or the Mizukage and it seemed unlikely that he would ever be able to surpass those two.

Sitting down a few feet away from Masami the young assassin would sit cross legged. The tip of the sheathed swords across his back just lightly touching the ground. He looked the woman over, noting that she was rather attractive and likely a little older than himself. "Your abilities are interesting. You used a technique to create snow like the Aisu clan in Kiri and also some kind of heat wave right?" He was genuinely curious about the sort of powers that other Genma granted. 'Within her resides Aturasu, master of the fusion elements; Warden and protector of the lands of Fire Country.' he informed cautiously. In a way he viewed Aturasu as a subordinate, guarding over but a piece of his natural world and creations though they had disagreed in the distant past over one key aspect and that was Aturasu's inclusion of humans being worthy of protection. Though they has evolved from animals humanity was Vorashu's greatest regret and he refused to accept them as his doing. Only those who remained true to their roots were worthy. 'This host, she intrigues me. She does not abandon her primal nature, not entirely.' He observed, clearly referring to the animal traits that had become a part of her. Shinjiro was used to the Tsukino clan of Kirigakure woth their fox infused bodies but he supposed it was interesting to see someone from another village with similar features. "I like your ears and tail" he said abruptly, giving an almost sweet and somewhat awkward attempt at a smile. He wasn't used to giving any sort of compliment, typically preferring to tease and taunt others.
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Post by Kabu » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:05 pm

Masami herself was surprised at how friendly Shinjiro was being, having expected Kiri nin to be hard headed and cold blooded, but really she didn't mind at all. In her current bout of self loathing she really appreciated the company, especially from someone who seemed to have some sympathy for what she had just gone through. That aside, she felt strangely at ease around the boy, perhaps due to their shared status as Jinchuuriki or perhaps due to the way he smelled of the natural world or perhaps there was no real reason, she wasn't sure.

"Oh, thank you. You don't really seem too surprised to see them though." she said in response to Shinji's compliment of her ears and tail, doing her best to avoid giggling at his awkward attempts at a smile. He didn't seem to be too used to this kind of thing and honestly it was kind of cute. She really was surprised though, to see someone act so casually when it came to her extra appendages. "And as for your earlier question, I did use ice and heat in my bout. I have the capability of using every fusion release, though I'm still learning how to effectively utilize my power. Though, if you don't mind me asking, what are your own abilities?" she spoke, having missed the chance to potentially witness Shinji's own abilities as she hadn't been in any mood to be watching any other fights after her own spectacular loss.

I will let the boy explain if he so desires but be aware that you're speaking to the host of Vorashu, a beast who much like myself is a guardian of nature, though he very much despises humanity so be careful. Aturasu suddenly spoke to her.

I got it. No need to be a worrywart. I know how to watch out for my own safety.

Very well then, in that case I have nothing further to say on the matter but I will be closely watching and listening.

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Post by Izanagi » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:21 pm

Shinjiro shrugged, “In Kiri there’s a large family called the Tsukino that merge with foxes around the time of entering the academy I believe" he wasn’t actually sure of the specifics of their rituals but he knew that every Tsukino he had encountered had fox ears and tails, even those that didn’t actively serve as shinobi, though he speculated that they surely at least graduated the academy, most families of any reputation prided their service as shinobi. The two most prominent Tsukino he knew personally, his fellow Kiri Jinchuuriki and another that served as one of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist alongside him but he felt Masami didn’t need to know quite that much information. He watched her curiously as she spoke of her abilities, ‘Fusion releases, interesting. I guess that includes steam too' he considered, thinking of the leader of the Seven Swordsmen. It was a deadly style that was difficult for a Taijutsu specialist like himself to contend with. He wasn’t even sure what other fusion elements there were but it sounded like she had access to quite a large variety of normally heavily coveted styles. “You must be an incredible asset to Konoha, you’re probably even more famous and respected than me!” he realized, a glimmer of enthusiasm entering his voice as his light green eyes seemed to glow with envy. Just to have the opportunity to train against and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the fusion releases of each shinobi village, it was well beyond the kind of contribution he or Nishiki could make to Kiri. They had only raw strength to strive for.

He looked visibly surprised when she asked about his abilities. “Guess you didn’t stick around to watch my fight. Or was it just too fast for you to notice?” he wondered, smirking confidently. His match had lasted less only about 15 seconds after all and to most his movements wouldn’t have even been visible. It would have simply appeared that he repelled a barrage of shuriken and his opponent shifted stances and spun his weapons around him for a moment or two and suddenly Shinji was behind him, blades locked together for a moment, then a sudden separation and then again Shinji would be in front of his opponent with the Kumo Jounin collapsed in a pool of blood. There would be a brief glow of green chakra at his tailbone before a long monkey tail sprouted, weaving out of his jacket, brown and furry as it moved around in front of him. “I can transform into animals, either parts or my entire body” he stated casually. ‘You’ve only begun to understand my power welp, there is so much more that I am capable of if you would only open your eyes to the depth of my abilities’ Vorashu spoke within his mind. It was true that Shinjiro had for years prioritized his own strength independent of the Genma, only slowly and cautiously accessing further forms and still not utilizing even what he had unlocked to the fullest.
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Flowing chakra into his tailbone the area will glow green before sprouting a 2-meter-long prehensile monkey tail. The tail is able to be controlled as well as one of his own limbs, serving a variety of purposes and combat applications. The tail, being an extension of his body retains the same strength and speed as the rest of Shinji’s body.
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Post by Kabu » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:31 pm

"Hehe... I wasn't in any mood to watch the other fights after my own." Masami sheepishly admitted, a red tinge crossing her cheeks. It was strangely embarrassing to admit such a thing, and that was just adding to the embarrassment she felt from Shinji praising her abilities. She had the feeling that he was most definitely very strong himself, though just how strong she couldn't really be sure. Some part of her wanted to find out but this really wasn't the time for that.

More important for now was that he seemed willing to give a demonstration of his Genma granted abilities, the woman letting out a gasp as following a light green glow there was suddenly a monkey tail sticking out of his tailbone. "Woah, that's so cool and you're so lucky. I wish that I could do that. There sounds like nothing better to me than going out into the forest and spending a day in with the forest creatures as one of their own kind." she said, her eyes sparkling as she imagined all the possibilities that could come from such an ability. She was a nature lover through and through, and this kind of thing brought a great deal of excitement to her.

"So what are some things you've learned to turn into? And... say, can you transform others as well?" with this newest revelation she was like a child in a candy store and she really wanted to know all that she could.

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Post by Izanagi » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:36 pm

Shinji shrugged his shoulders, “I guess that’s fair, didn’t really miss much really, especially if Taijutsu isn’t your thing. I’ve mostly trained for assassination so putting on a show isn’t exactly a specialty of mine” he considered. As proud as he was of his abilities, he didn’t care much for entertainment. As long as he completed his missions and killed those, he was supposed to kill then that’s what mattered. What other people thought of his skill wasn’t of much consequence to him and if he performed well enough there would be no reason to not respect him. Certainly, even in a casual setting like this Shinjiro carried a certain air of power to him. Though his demeanor was completely different when engaged in combat, to someone with keen instincts like Masami she would still know the feeling of a predator when she saw one. But then, such was the case with all high-level shinobi and that was something that was not too uncommon when one had the kind of friends she did.

The handsome teenager’s bright green eyes lit up a little, both surprised and oddly pleased that Masami seemed so interested in even such a simple display. His tail wrapped around the bag of candy, turning it and shaking a few pieces into his hand before lightly tossing the rest to Masami. That was enough candy for himself he decided as he tossed the handful into his mouth. Mostly he just wanted to display how well he could control the tail, able to use it as if it were one of his hands and even wield weapons if necessary. “Yeah, it’s pretty neat I guess, can be quite useful” he admitted, covering his mouth slightly as he talked between chewing the mouthful of hard candy pieces that crunched and stuck to his teeth a little. ‘You could learn from this one. This female embraces my gifts and respects the natural world’ Vorashu chimed in to which Shinji rolled his eyes, “Vorashu seems to like you” he explained, ‘I like nature well enough, you just can’t get over that I put Kirigakure above everything else’ he retorted within his mind. ‘When will you see that you are nothing to them? Those humans you bow to will destroy everything for their own greed and power’ the genma fumed, his tone taking on a distinct sharpness. Focusing for a moment Shinji tuned him out, keeping his thoughts light. “You can touch it if you'd like?” he offered, extending the thick furry tail toward her. The dark brown fur was incredibly warm and soft though beneath it the muscle would feel as rigid and hard as steel, not moving an inch unless Shinji meant to and that was without putting much focus into it at all.

He narrowed his brow and tilted his head slightly as he considered her question. “I’ve never considered that before. I tend to work alone. It’s something I could try out in the future. For now, I can turn into an assortment of birds, insects, rodents, uhh, a tiger, bear, dogs, cats, that sort of thing. I still have a lot to learn though, need to get familiar with new species and tie together multiple partial transformations for more effective combat. I think I should even be able to create animals separate from me too” he explained, being rather forthcoming with a fellow Jinchuuriki. Normally he was quite distrustful of foreign shinobi but Taiga had been very honest and helpful with him in the past and Masami seemed the same so it seemed reasonable enough and he could only hope that it wouldn’t be used against him if Konoha and Kiri were to become at odds with one another.
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Post by Kabu » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:05 am

Masami had to resist the urge to squeal in delight as he gave her permission to touch his tail, and she hadn't even had to ask. Was this how people felt when they wanted to pet her and scratch her ears? She could finally sympathize if that was the case, though there was the possibility that her love of animals made it that much more intense. Regardless, very carefully she reached out and lightly pet the tail, noting that it really did feel entirely like the genuine article except no... she could tell that it was the genuine article. This truly was a wonderfully amazing ability that he held and from the way he was speaking it seemed a shame that he didn't seem to be making better use of it, not that she could really talk.

Indeed child. You have gained control over my power but that does not mean you have learned to make full use of it. You still have much much much work to be done. Aturasu took the moment to interject, Masami simply rolling her eyes in response. She didn't need to hear it from the one whose power she was actually using.

After a moment she removed her hand from the tail and took out a bit of the candy that she had been given, throwing it into her mouth. "Well, I'm glad to know at least one Genma appreciates me. Sometimes Aturasu is a nag, no matter what I do or how I improve." she said, taking some amount of pleasure in the way that Aturasu groaned at her, unable to refute a word she said.

"Anyways, your abilities really do seem amazing. I do hope we get another opportunity to meet again like this in the future, you know during another peaceful event such as this, once we've developed our abilities to their fullest and really get a chance to show off what we can do." she said, setting the bag of candy down as she performed a quick set of seals, a ball of light forming in her hand, the ball rising a short distance into the air, lighting up their darkening surroundings. "In the meantime, here's just a little bit of a preview of what I can do. In exchange for showing me yours."
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Post by Izanagi » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:37 pm

The teenage Karagata eyed the bushy eared woman curiously as he noticed her excitement. She seemed to be in better spirits than before at least. His expression remained blank as she gingerly touched his tail. He wasn’t quite sure why she was being so careful, but he supposed it didn’t really matter. Picking some candy out of his teeth with his thumb he would casually grow his thumbnail out to a two-inch dense claw that was every bit as sharp as a knife. Even if he hadn’t utilized Vorashu’s powers to the limits of its ability he could utilize what he was capable of to deadly effect. “Heh! I know all about that, Vorashu’s never satisfied. Always someone stronger to kill or beat into submission, can never get enough of it. Although it’s not so bad really. Can make it hard to put self-preservation first though.” He admitted, grinning toothily, his bright green eyes glinting with animalistic power. He had come to enjoy a little carnage now and then even though he still preferred to end his opponents swiftly.

Spitting out a piece of dislodged candy, Shinji felt around his mouth with his tongue until he was satisfied that there weren’t any others. “Yeah, they are. My transformation skills give me a strong edge in combat but my real strength, what I can rely on no matter what. That’s all me, my training as a Karagata and a swordsman of the Mist” he declared proudly. Shinjiro’s approach as a Jinchuuriki was unorthodox compared to most, he didn’t build himself around the Genma’s abilities but rather did the opposite, honing himself first and foremost and learning how to enhance his style of combat with the unique transformations Vorashu bestowed upon him. In time he would continue to discover the depths of the Genma’s power and further enhance his proficiency in battle, though through this approach he had already managed to reach the upper heights of what a Taijutsu practitioner could achieve. As Masami formed a few hand seals he naturally became slightly more wary, as even as the light emanated from her hand he instinctively closed his right eye while keeping his left focused on her. Judging it to be harmless and not damaging to his sight he would slowly open his closed right eye, even his tail had moved to shield his left eye slightly. “Ohh, that’s pretty neat!” he acknowledged in a much lighter tone than his cautious body language would have indicated.

This woman certainly seemed to possess a large variety of utility and area of effect capabilities. If they were on the same side they would make one hell of a team. Shinji smiled softly, he wasn’t used to such direct light nor the warm glow that seemed to faintly emanate from it. His instincts shouted at him to get away from something foreign to him though he found himself enjoying this simple orb of light. “I wouldn’t mind seeing you again” he said at last, finally addressing the rest of what she had said a little earlier. “I’ll be sure to progress more with my Kaerujutsu before the next inter-village event.” He assured. “Hopefully we don’t ever have to face each other in battle, I prefer not to kill women if I can help it, much less someone like you” he stated flatly, before smirking with confidence and then winking playfully. All the while his bright green eyes gleamed dangerously.
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Post by Kabu » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:47 pm

Masami had gradually been finding herself in a better and better mood as this interaction went on, now to the point where she was laughing and smiling as the boy spoke. "I very much hope we don't ever have to face each other in a life or death context, though I think you'll find that even without my abilities I would be very hard to kill." she said with a chuckle and a smile, looking up towards the now setting sun and the orange glow that it brought to the sky. She really did hope in her heart of hearts that this peace, as fragile as it is, would maybe one day be strengthened and all the villages could join together in unison, creating a truly peaceful world. She knew however that that true peace was nothing but a pipe dream and that if war one day came it would tear the world asunder. However that didn't mean she couldn't try, and for now that simply meant befriending those of other villages and working on progressing with her own abilities.

For now however, the setting sun meant one thing, the thought causing her to frown as she stood up, clutching the bag of candy to her chest. "Well, it's been fun but I probably should go meet up with my friends. But hey... thanks for the talk, it really helped cheer me up." she said, her frown turning back into a small smile as she held out a hand for Shinji to hopefully shake.

"It really was great to meet someone else like me."

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Post by Izanagi » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:13 pm

Shinjiro smiled, tilting his head curiously as he sized Masami up when she claimed she would be hard to kill. Now that thought excited him, he loved meeting strong shinobi and training against them to push himself to new heights. Not only that but he found power intoxicating and deeply attractive. He had only seen a glimpse of her ninjutsu prowess though he could imagine her destructive potential, though looking at her figure, the muscle tone and the way she carried herself and even the animalistic traits. It all seemed to indicate that she had a hidden talent in Taijutsu, perhaps she was even a fellow assassin, now wouldn’t that be amazing. “Oh? Well isn’t that exciting…” he practically purred, his predatory green eyes clearly wishing to challenge her now and really discover what she could do. The teenager lived for combat, he thought about it every day and respected strength above all else. The power and dominance, losing oneself in the art of battle. It brought him a sense of peace and comfort in a way, all of his suffering channeled into turning himself into an instrument of death. If he couldn’t enjoy it, couldn’t find some peace in the talents he had worked so hard to develop then his life was empty and meaningless.

His gaze softened as Masami stood up, had he let too much of his intensity surface? Perhaps. He stood with her, slipping his hands into his pockets to come across a little less threatening as he smiled kindly, he did enjoy meeting her. He felt relieved when she didn’t appear scared of him after all and instead thanked him for his presence. Shinji removed his hands from his pockets and extended one to shake her hand, squeezing tightly enough to get a rough gauge of her strength though only slowly increasing the pressure he applied and being very careful not to cause her any pain or discomfort. “Yeah, this was nice” he admitted. “Be sure to bet on me in my next matches, and don’t blink” he suggested, winking playfully and oozing confidence that he would win the Taijutsu tournament. And with that he would release her hand and turn to walk away, holding up a hand as he walked away as a friendly wave goodbye before dashing off in a sudden blur of speed. That was about enough social interaction for one day.
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Karagata Shinjiro - Kiri Jounin; Jinchuuriki, Seven Swordsmen of the Mist
Natsuki Yozei- Konoha Chunin
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