>This is a quest taking place in an alternate version of the Naruto world during the same time period as the story, with a few notable differences. You will be playing as Kon Karagowa, a young Leaf Jonin. Your character is defined by your choices, so write-ins are always encouraged. And remember to have fun!>Quest Info:http://pastebin.com/UMTDdewL>Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Leaf%20Ninja%20Quest
"The Rinnegan, you say?" the Hokage asks, more surprised than you've ever seen him. "A member of Akatsuki has the legendary eyes of the Sage of the Six Paths?""There's no mistaking it." Kurotsuchi replies. "Those ringed purple eyes were just like in the myth. And the man that had them took no damage from Roshi's lava attacks. Like he could just absorb the chakra. I only watched the battle for a moment. I knew as soon as I saw those eyes that I would die if I stayed.""A wise decision." Jiraiya says. "It is said that the bearer of the Rinnegan is the incarnation of the Sage of the Six Paths, and has complete mastery over all ninjutsu. You likely couldn't have done anything. This information is far more valuable."The Fifth is staring off into space, deep in thought. With the abrupt darkening of the mood, Shizune has taken Sasuke's nephew back from him and excused herself from the office."This is quite troubling." Itachi starts looking through some papers. "We've been compiling information on the Akatsuki, but this far exceeds our expectations. Kurotsuchi, can you describe what you saw? I know you said you didn't see much, but anything will help.""Of course." Kurotsuchi responds. "There were at least four figures there, all in the Akatsuki cloaks, but there may have been more. However, I only got a good look at the one. The man with the Rinnegan. He was a large man, with orange hair and piercings all over his face. His headband had the mark of the Hidden Rain slashed out."You notice Jiraiya's fists clench.>A.So the Akatsuki is sending large groups after the Jinchuuriki now?>B.Can we still do something to save them?>C.How did the Stone respond to this?>D.Is something the matter, Lord Jiraiya?>E.Other
>>43300860>>D.Is something the matter, Lord Jiraiya?Is our dead Mom and Dead gonna come back with big black piercings and orange hair?
>>43300860>E. "We should go after them. If we leave now, we might be able to save one of the Jinchuuriki. It's a three day ritual, and they have two Jinchuuriki to work on."
>>43300860>>D.Is something the matter, Lord Jiraiya?>C.How did the Stone respond to this?
>>43300860>>D.Is something the matter, Lord Jiraiya?>C.How did the Stone respond to this? >E. Kurotsuchi, are you ok?> E. That's the proof we need more info on Akatsuki. They have sannins and unique kekkei genkais. If we are to win this battle, we need to go deeper. Investigate the origins and villages of each known member. Academy scores, promotion ages, anything is good. What do you think, lord hokage?
Does this mean we'll need super ninja monkey team training now?
>>43300860>And the man that had them took no damage from Roshi's lava attacks. Like he could just absorb the chakra.See, I never got how the Rinnegan's chakra-absorption could work on jutsu with physical components like that. I'm not disputing it, it happens in canon so it's fine to have here, I just don't get how it's supposed to work. Shouldn't absorbing the chakra still leave behind lava, just lava that can't be molded by the user anymore?
>>43300860>A.So the Akatsuki is sending large groups after the Jinchuuriki now?
>>43300756Glad to have you back laze. You made me watch the rest of the series I had not seen over the last few weeks. 200 episodes. I'm really hyped to see where this goes now. The only problem I have, is the thought it will end
>>43300897>>43300915>>43300968You have a lot of questions. but the former Hokage's behavior is gnawing at your mind first."Is something the matter, Lord Jiraiya?" you ask."It's nothing." the Fifth waves you off. "I just feel like I may have a lead to work now. But it's nothing you need to concern yourself with. It's out of your league anyway."With Jiraiya's dismissal, you turn to Kurotsuchi to inquire further. "How did the Stone respond to this?""With little enthusiasm." Kurotsuchi sighs and shakes her head. "The Tsuchikage didn't want to send anyone after them, and said they weren't worth the loses we would undoubtedly take facing a shinobi with the Rinnegan. From what I assume, he never cared about the Jinchuuriki at all. Everything we did before was likely just posturing. He didn't even intend to tell you all. I had to convince him to let me come and provide the courtesy.""How long has it been?" Itachi asks. "It takes nearly three days for the full extraction of one tailed beast.""It's been over four days now." Kurotsuchi says. "Even if you put a force together that you think could face them, you have precious little time.""Don't even try." Jiraiya interrupts. "No one is throwing their life away against the Rinnegan until I can get more information. It's regrettable, but we have to leave those two to their fate. All we can do now is get ourselves ready.">A.We need to take the fight to Akatsuki>B.Should we tell the Cloud? They're likely the next target>C.After this, will the Stone even bother being allies?>D.Other
>>43301244>A.We need to take the fight to Akatsuki>B.Should we tell the Cloud? They're likely the next target
>>43301244>D. "We should move all the remaining Jinchuuriki to a single location, fortify it beyond measure. If the Akatsuki want to take them, we'll ensure they suffer serious losses."
>>43301244>>B.Should we tell the Cloud? They're likely the next target>>C.After this, will the Stone even bother being allies?We could use an inside man on Akatsuki. Damn it Itachi, why didn't you betray the village this time?
>>43301244>D.Other"What do they even want the Tailed Beasts for, anyway? Do we have any idea of that? It can't be something as simple as wanting them for weapons, they've had One and Seven for years now. And Nine, too, I suppose. Three Tailed Beasts is enough to establish themselves as a major power in their own right, especially if they have someone with the Rinnegan of all things. So if it's not a power play, what are they gathering them for?"
>>43301083The lava is MADE of chakra. The reason most elemental jutsus come from the caster basically spitting the element, is that the center of chakra is the stomach. They build the pure chakra there, then mold it into their element. If the caster was using pre-existing water/lava/whatever, the absorption would only cause it to lose form.
>>43301339Then how come Frakenstien steals hearts and not stomachs?
>>43301339Yeah, but we see that when it cools it becomes rock that sticks around. So at some point it turns into real matter. Which especially makes sense for the Four Tails's lava, it's a creature that exists by converting chakra into actual matter. So when does the transition from chakra imitating lava to actual lava happen?
>>43301377Because the heart chakra is air silly and the stomach chakra is fire.
>>43301377Chakra is shaped in the stomach but generated in the heart, I think is how it works.
>>43301377Hearts let him live, too.
Do the Nara's have a contract with Deer summons or just deer?
>>43301412No, they just raise deer for their meat. It's a reference to the huge amount of semi-tame deer living in the public parks of the city of Nara.
>>43301377Because the hearts are symbolic and life giving and internal inconsistency is a factor.
Just catching up on the past 3 threads>That feel when we didnt train with Enbu Why ? Just why?
>>43301389Metaphysical properties of ninja magic was not covered in any of my college courses.
>>43301268>>43301278>>43301308With both of the Stone's Jinchuuriki captured, that leaves only three remaining. You don't know whether the Akatsuki knows that the Leaf has taken the three tails, but there is another target that is more obvious."Should we tell the Cloud?" you ask. "With two Jinchuuriki, they're likely the next target.""Of course." Itachi replies. "I will make sure they know. I also plan to send more groups there in the future. We need to make sure they keep their Jinchuuriki secure. I also have other plans, though. Kon, Sasuke. Lord Jiraiya and I are going to finish compiling our intelligence and get a team ready to raid Orochimaru's compound in a few weeks. The time has finally come, and I want you two on the team.""Hey, what about me?" Kiba barks."You will be on the mission to the Cloud with team Asuma, as you've been there before." the Sixth responds. "I have a very precise team in mind for this mission. Kon, Sasuke, what do you think?">A.I want to go>B.I would rather not>C.Other
>>43301488Because Itachi wouldn't give us enough time for it. We would have gotten maybe three months of training in. And we're not Naruto, so that's not enough time to learn senjutsu in.
>>43301522>>A.I want to goI've been waiting for this.
>>43301522>A.I want to goSounds great. Sorry you're not getting to go on this, though, Kiba. Looks like you are the Sakura of our team.
>>43301522>C. Sure, how long until then? Sasuke and I should probably get back in a fighting rhythm again.
>>43301522>A.I want to go
>>43301542>>43301551>>43301561>>43301562>>43301562>>43301591An opportunity has finally come along. You'll finally get a chance to fight Akastuki on your own terms. And Orochimaru, even."I want to go." you reply. "How long until the mission?""It will be about three weeks from now, give or take." Itachi answers. "We need time to make absolutely sure we can succeed.""Count me in." Sasuke adds. "All of my training was for this very mission.""Excellent. Thank you both." the Hokage says. "In the meantime, get yourselves ready. I need to speak with Kurotsuchi a bit more, and then with Lord Jiraiya, so you three are free to leave."You and your teammates leave the Hokage's office and think on what to do next.>A.Do you think you should see your parents, Sasuke?>B.Let's go have lunch at my uncle's place and catch up>C.Let's spar to see how strong we've become>D.Other
>>43301377kek>>43301522>A. Let's do this
>>43301708>>C.Let's spar to see how strong we've become
>>43301708>C.Let's spar to see how strong we've becomeand then after the spar unwind with>B.Let's go have lunch at my uncle's place and catch up
>>43301708>>A.Do you think you should see your parents, Sasuke?
>>43301708B and C>D. "Lunch at my Uncle's, then hit the training field?"
>>43301708>C.Let's spar to see how strong we've becomeGotta show off a little Not entirely sure what we have to show off but eh
>>43301708>A.As close as we've become, family still has to come first
Lunch at uncles then train bring stone girl with us after jaria is done with her, she must be knackered. Support kiba some he'll feel left out
Just in prep for the spar i looked up Sasukes stats5 NinjutsuOne question Laze, with a 5 is he now better than Jonin with 4.5 or is it separated into stagedieGenin 5 = Chuunin 3-4 Chuunin 5 = Jonin 3-4 ect ?Seems a bit much to think he's at the peak of ninjutsu, and in that same vein we are almost peak speed
>>43301749Well, we've got ridiculously powerful forcefields that we can project at range, beam blasts that are now strong enough to harm a Tailed Beast, Tsunade's strength enhancement technique, medical jutsu that used offensively could let us cut things with our bare hands or knock people out with a touch, some pretty good skills in taijutsu, and overall increased in stamina and chakra control. We've come out of the past few years with some serious upgrades compared to the last time Sasuke saw us.
>>43301918We to find the power primate>Primal Impact!
>>43302056Super ninja monkey team Shinobi force go!
>>43301727>>43301733>>43301745>>43301745>>43301749There are other things you can do, but right now you're just anxious to see how much Sasuke has improved."Let's spar to see how strong we've become." you suggest. "We can work up an appetite, then go to my uncle's place for lunch.""Sounds like a plan." Sasuke smirks. "I think it'll be fun measuring ourselves against each other.""I'll have fun watching, that's for sure." Kiba chuckles. "Make sure not to kill each other now."As the three of you head to the training ground, you see Sakura run up to you. She's taken to wearing a new outfit lately."Sasuke, you're back!" Sakura shouts, restraining herself from jumping at him. "I've been looking for you guys! How have you been? I'm super interested.""These two are going to spar." Kiba points back at you and Sasuke. "I'm just going so I can see how much destruction they cause.""Well I've got more medical training than Kon." Sakura says before looking to you and Sasuke with eyes sparkling. "I could stick around and heal you two if you need it. I'd hate for you guys to have to hold back after not seeing each other all this time."Sakura is looking between the two of you with barely contained excitement. You could almost swear she was drooling. Sasuke is looking awkwardly in another direction, his usual approach to dealing with Sakura.>A.Sure, that'd be helpful>B.Thanks, but I can handle it>C.Sorry, it's just the team hanging out today>D.Other
>>43302137>>C.Sorry, it's just the team hanging out today
>>43302137>>A.Sure, that'd be helpfulLet's take Kurotsuchi to our uncle's restaurant later. She'll tell everyone back at her village how goos it is and our uncle will be RICH.
>>43302137>A.Sure, that'd be helpful>D. Sausuke she's clearly got a crush on you, if you're going to be Mr. No fun allowed at least let her off gently.
>>43302137>A.Sure, that'd be helpfulSeems like an unnecessary option but yeah
>>43302137>A.Sure, that'd be helpfulLet's not block her chances with Sasuke, slim as they may be.
>>43302137>D. "I'm sure Sasuke would love it if you came with."
>>43302137>>A.Sure, that'd be helpfulWhy not?
>>43302137>A.Sure, that'd be helpful>D.Other"Focus on Sasuke, though. I want to try healing my wounds on my own, see if I can manage it. Besides, he's the one who's going to need it more."
>>43302187Oh god. This.
>>43302163>>43302164>>43302175>>43302185>>43302187>>43302210>>43302221>>43302322Well, having her around couldn't hurt. You would have less to worry about while you're sparring. Plus you don't feel like shooting her down."Sure, that'd be helpful." you say. "And I'm sure Sasuke would be glad you came along."Sasuke pokes you with his elbow as you laugh to yourself a bit.The four of you arrive at the training ground and you stand across from Sasuke as Sakura and Kiba stand to the side."I better be treating some life threatening wounds, or you two aren't trying hard enough!" Sakura shouts."Oh, I'll be going all out, alright." Sasuke says. He takes up a stance an activates his sharingan.>A.Wait for Sasuke to make a move>B.Close in on Sasuke>C.Attack Sasuke from this range>D.Other
>>43302487>A.Wait for Sasuke to make a moveGotta play reactively, dont wanna risk exposing techniques and speed and missing with his sharingan
>>43302487>C.Attack Sasuke from this rangeTest out his reflexes and speed with a few kunai. No tricks.
>>43302487>C.Attack Sasuke from this range
>>43302487>A.Wait for Sasuke to make a move
>>43302487>D. Hit the ground with a Shattershot. Get so much dust in the air that Sasuke won't be able to see what's going on, then move around behind him.Gotta neutralize that sharingan.
>>43302487>C.Attack Sasuke from this rangeLet's start with what he already knows. Let's force him to show his card before us. Shattershot.
>>43302137Guys, I think Sakura is going full fujo right here
I missed you Laze
>>43302581Oh shit, you're right. Okay, whatever we do, we can not get into close range. We do not want to see her reaction to Kon and Sasuke getting into a sweaty grappling match.
>>43302487>A.Wait for Sasuke to make a move>D.OtherWait for the inevitable Genjutsu, he knows it's our weakness, or at least was our weakness.
Spam traps suddenly and don't look him in the eye
>not going full Bright KingMissed opportunity.
>>43302563>>43302563That; And then use the dust cloud to plant a impact tag in the middle of a few explosive ones
>>43302525>>43302531>>43302572>>43302576You decide to keep yourself at range for now, and pelt him with kunai while staying mobile.Sasuke responds with kunai and shuriken of his own while deflecting yours, but you dodge them easily.After exchanging projectiles for a bit, you come up with a plan to neutralize his sharingan. You fire a Shattershot right at the ground in front of Sasuke, causing him to hop back to avoid it, and kicking up a large cloud of dust. You and Sasuke are now both obscured from each other's vision.>A.Wait for him to emerge and attack>B.Attack into the dust cloud>C.Try to maneuver around behind him while he's distracted>D.Other
>>43302787>>B.Attack into the dust cloudWeeee! Forceful penetration!! Bittenfeld style!
>>43302787>D.OtherThrow down some traps while he can't use his Sharingan to note their placement.
>>43302563I support this plan. It hinders one of the strongest weapons in saksuke's arsenal and helps protect us somewhat from genjutsu.But, we do it as a fake-out. Rather than the expected explosive tag spam that sasuke knows as our tactics of old, we use the dust cloud time to summon see-no-evil monkey to blind the sauseman and then go from there.
>>43302787See >>43302800The timing is perfect. Mix in an impact tag for good measure.
>>43302787>>D.OtherWhat I wrote >>43302816Maybe follow up blinding monkey with a wind justsu to A: hit sasuke, and B: blow away the rest of the dust so sasuke is still blind from monkey but iour vision isn't impaired.
>>43302787B. SCATTERSHOT HIM
>>43302787>>43302816>use the dust cloud time to summon see-no-evil monkey to blind the sausemanI like this plan. His biggest advantage, gone just like that.
>>43302787>Summon blinding monkey and then scattershotWe take away his main strength and go on the offensive
>>43302865>>43302867I've already voted, but I just wanted to say I don't like the idea of staying still long enough to summon something.
>>43302787>D. Summon the three monkeys, leave instructions to hit him when the dust clears, then maneuver behind him. Use Shattershot to blow away the dust.
Laze, can we summon the fourth monkey? The one that does total sensory deprivation?
>>43302787>D. Quickly summon blinding monkey, get rid of dust via cheap wind justu, etc.
>>43302816>>43302787Supporting. Get the genjutsu monkeys
>>43302836>>43302865>>43302867>>43302901Using this opportunity, you quickly perform a Summoning Jutsu. In a puff of smoke appear Mizaru, Kikazaru, and Iwazaru. You tell them to use their genjutsu as soon as the dust settles.In the meantime, you work your way around the dust cloud, but Sasuke is not there. You perform Shattershot to clear the dust, but Sasuke is nowhere to be found.Just then, something grabs your leg. You're pulled up to your chest in the ground before the hand lets go and Sasuke emerges from the earth."Feeling nostalgic, Kon?" Sasuke asks. "Now let me show you a move that took me a year to master. It's even stronger than the Chidori."Sasuke holds out his arm to prepare something, but stops. He turns his head to look around, but to no avail. His senses are locked. Sasuke jumps away from you to get some distance, as you pull yourself from the ground.>A.Close in and attack, he's helpless>B.Don't get close, attack him from here>C.Other
>>43303056>C.OtherMove, then attack from a distance with an impact tag. Try and keep the Genjutsu monkeys behind us so we can create a barrier if we need to.
>>43303056shoot a hole through his chest everyone on our team deserves a cool chest scar
>>43303056Summon the last monkey to seal the deal and scattershot him for the win.
>>43303056>C. Summon the fourth monkey.>Casually saunter up to him and whack him on the head to knock him out.
>>43303056>B.Don't get close, attack him from here
>>43303056>>B.Don't get close, attack him from hereStrike and relocate. Keep moving. The further we are from him, the harder it'll be for him to track us.
>>43303056>B.Don't get close, attack him from hereHeavenly Lance to the arm. Keep him from being able to flow chakra to it.
>>43303056>B.Don't get close, attack him from hereUse our lightning jutsu. Save bloodline abilities for when sasuke has his vision back because he can't copy those. In between ranged attacks, work on carpeting the area with traps/tags.
>>43303056If we cant >Summon the fourth monkey "Sorry this isnt as action packed as you'd hoped but im not taking any chances here"if we cant>Imbue our hands with impact chakra and go in for the hand to hand
>>43303056>C. Summon the fourth monkey, then attack from a distance. Strike and relocate.
You guys can't summon Shizaru yet
>>43303115Him copying our abilities isn't a real risk. All the Sharingan does is tell you how to do a move, it doesn't give you instant mastery. You still need to practice it. He wouldn't be able to throw any of our jutsu back at us without at least a few days of studying it first. Kakashi can seem to do that, but only because he's already got such a huge jutsu arsenal that any technique anyone uses against him he probably already knows unless it's really high-grade.
>>43303185Fuck. Attack from a distance, then. Hit and reposition.
>>43303185I'm sorry, but who is Shizaru? I can't recall him being mentioned. Did I miss a thread somewhere?
>>43303224When we were fighting the body-melding twins, we were told there was actually a fourth monkey. Shizaru, when working in conjunction with the three other monkeys, can cause total sensory deprivation, including the ability to sense chakra.
You decide to keep your distance, since you don't know exactly what he's going to do.You stay on the move while pelting Sasuke with kunai, who is unaware of them until too late.Though continuously taking damage, Sasuke ignores the kunai and draws his sword. He sticks it into the ground in front of him, and an electric current flows through it, shocking the ground and anything on it.You're forced to jump to safety, as are Sakura, Kiba, and Akamaru. Mizaru, Kikazaru, and Iwazaru are not so lucky. After being shocked, they disappear in a puff of smoke.Sasuke looks at you, his sight returned."So you have a way to use genjutsu, Kon?" Sasuke pants. "And here I thought that was your weakness. Luckily, I got a few moves to attack with that don't require me to see. Now then, let's get back to that jutsu I was going to use before you interrupted me.Sasuke holds out his arm, and a swirling ball of chakra forms in his hand.>A.He's getting worn down, keep up the attacks>B.Stop his attack before he can hit you>C.Try to get his attack off course and waste it hitting something else>D.Other
>>43303418>>C.Try to get his attack off course and waste it hitting something else
>>43303418>B.Stop his attack before he can hit youChakra-enhanced kick to the ground, break up his footing.
>>43303418Hit the rasengan ball with our Heavenly Lance. There's no way this can possibly go wrong.
>>43303418>>B.Stop his attack before he can hit you
>>43303418>>43303482Just to see what happens, itll probably explode really well
>>43303418I was>>43303455This sounds good>>43303482
>>43303418>D.OtherPut up an Impact wall. We can deflect low-powered Tailed Beast Balls with that, a lesser mimicry of one shouldn't matter.
>>43303418>>43303482This is a horrible idea. It'll never work.But if it did...I want to see it. This.
>>43303592How so?It'll explode hard coreIf your worried he'll get some impact release rasengan, dont. It took naruto a lot of work to imbue it when he was actively trying so its not like that'll happen when we do it.chances are i'tll pop pop
>>43303635>it'll explode>it'll popBased on what information? And when we shoot the Rasengan, what happens to Sasuke's arm?
Kon loves explosions so much he is going to shoot a ball of pure chakra so it will go BOOM.
>>43303418>>43303482this sounds like a terrible idea... LETS DO IT
>>43303635Personally, I'm hoping it will deflect off the Rasengan, since those things are pretty stable, but in the process knock it out of his hand and make it dissipate without his chakra controlling it. Having it just fizzle out would be funnier to me than it exploding. Also a lot less dangerous to Sasuke, which is a plus.
>>43303670>What happens to his arm?We get closer to canon
You'd think a jonin would know better.
I know we have impact release but just wondering, do we have a secondary nature?Could be interesting to merge the 2, lot of possibilities regardless of which nature it is
>>43303482You decide that you don't like the look of that jutsu. Maybe if your can hit it with a Heavenly Lance, it'll dissipate. Or explode. Or something.You try to aim for the ball of chakra, but Sasuke starts moving. Using his sharingan, he's tracking your aim and staying out of the way of your attacks. While you're focusing on aiming, Sasuke is able to make you catch a glimpse of his sharingan and casts a quick genjutsu.Sasuke disappears for a moment, then four of him reappear all around you. They're all headed toward you and you can't tell the real one from the illusions.>A.Quickly dispel the genjutsu and attack the Sasuke that remains>B.You don't have time, just dodge them all first>C.Put up a barrier around yourself>D.Other
>>43303783Thunder/Wind, which is what gives us Impact.
>>43303799>C.Put up a barrier around yourselfHaha no
>>43303799>C.Put up a barrier around yourselfShooting the Rasengan was stupid. Thankfully, we don't need to see him either.
>>43303799>C.Put up a barrier around yourselfI'll say it again: We can tank Tailed Beasts. Your mimicry of one isn't going to help you.
>>43303799>>C.Put up a barrier around yourself
>>43303799Welp Laze has a boner for sasuke>C.Put up a barrier around yourself>Prepare feedback aswell in preparation
>>43303799>D. put some chakra muscle enhancement in your legs, mix it with a shunshin and some impact chakra, leap up far, FAR beyond where he can hope to reach you.
>>43303799>C.Put up a barrier around yourselfTrying to out-dodge a sharingan user while we're in his genjutsu sounds like a losing proposition. Barrier go, and try to dispel the genjutsu after.
>>43303846Or you're just a retard.
>>43303799>>D.OtherGenjutsu dispel and barrier. Quick.Sustaining that barrier takes a lot out of us.
>>43303854Don't even bother dispelling the jutsu. Just grab him by the arm and sucker punch him.
>>43303799>C.Put up a barrier around yourselfIt has stopped a Jinchuuriki. But> As soon as it connects, Feedback. On our barrier. We have trained chakra control with Tsunade, we should a new trick or two. It will take the full impact of the Rasengan and throw it right back to him.
>>43303799Barrier than feedback
>>43303910I can dig it.
>>43303910sounds pretty good
>>43303827>>43303839>>43303840>>43303841>>43303846>>43303854>>43303910You don't have time to dispel the genjutsu right now. Luckily, you don't have to.You immediately erect your barrier from Impact chakra and surround yourself. Sasuke's jutsu hits the barrier and is blocked. He keeps pushing, and you have to use more chakra to sustain the barrier, but you get an idea.You channel more chakra into the barrier as if you were using Feedback. Sasuke is immediately knocked back, and stops his jutsu.That move seems to have tired you out a great deal.During this time, you drop your barrier and dispel Sasuke's genjutsu as he gets up, holding his hand."That really hurt, you know." Sasuke says. "Not quite as much as if you used Feedback directly, but you sure have learned a trick or two. I think I'm satisfied with this. I have a few more jutsu myself, but they're not really the type of move you'd use unless you intended to kill somebody.">A.Come on, let's not stop now>B.Don't tell me you're giving up>C.Sure, I'm getting tired too>D.Other
>>43304194>C.Sure, I'm getting tired too"That was good. The last time I got tired out like this was against the Three-Tails."
>>43304194NowWe have sakura for heals so we can go all outHowever we dont really have any other moves to show off
>>43304194>>B.Don't tell me you're giving up
>>43304194>D.Other"Yeah, same here. But Sakura will be disappointed if we don't maim each other at least a little. Want to do some melee sparring, then, no ninjutsu?"
>>43304194>>B.Don't tell me you're giving up"I was planning on destroying your shirt as a favor to Sakura for healing us."
>>43304194>>B.Don't tell me you're giving up"Unless, you know, there's a real cost to using it. That can't be fixed by the convenient nearby medical wonder."
Sure, offer hand shake
>>43304241On the other hand, quite a few "lethal techniques" could potentially go beyond any healing. Like, say, a Holy Lance through the brain out something like that.
>>43304378So much this.Sasuke's done, and we've felt each other out. Why push it?
>>43304194>>C.Sure, I'm getting tired too
>C.Sure, I'm getting tired too
>>43304194>>C.Sure, I'm getting tired tooReady for some food?
>>43304244>>43304271>>43304294You can scarcely believe that Sasuke wants to stop. He hasn't even landed a hit on you."Don't tell me you're giving up." you say. "We've got Sakura here to heal us, so let's go all out while we can.""Fine then." Sasuke sighs, as he jumps back and performs some hand seals. "Summoning Jutsu!"In a puff of smoke, you see a large orange toad appear under Sasuke, who is now standing on top of it."You asked for it, Kon. I hope your barrier is up to the task." Sasuke calls out to you. "Gamakichi, combination move!""Got it." the toad replies. He and Sasuke both use a jutsu in conjunction with each other."Toad Oil Bullet!""Fire Release: Fire Bullet!"The toad shoots oil out from its mouth, which is ignited by Sasuke's flames. You erect a barrier, but you're already pretty tired. You can't hold it up for long. Luckily, Sasuke doesn't try to hold his jutsu for too long either, and stops just before you give out.The both of you are facing each other, panting heavily."There. Just in case you got thinking I couldn't keep up with you." Sasuke grins. "There's more where that came from, trust me.">A.Oh, I believe you>B.I didn't exactly use all my strength either>C.So we'll call it even>D.Other
>>43304554>D.Oh, I believe you, but I didn't exactly use all my strength either, so we'll call it evenI think that all works as one.
>>43304554>>B.I didn't exactly use all my strength either
>>43304554>A.Oh, I believe you>B.I didn't exactly use all my strength either
>>43304554>D. Keep up with this.Use the impact-enhanced shunshin! He might be able to follow it with Sharingan, but all that matters is moving so fast his reaction is negligible.
>>43304554>C.So we'll call it even>D. Let's get some lunch
>>43304554>C.So we'll call it even
Start laughing and smile, maybe some day with could both go all out eh? Who's hungry?
>>43304554>>A.Oh, I believe you
Call it here, don't push it to far and make it too serious
>>43304711What, and disappoint Sakura?
Source man has some burns and likely feedback damage plus the odd cut
>>43304596>>43304600>>43304605>>43304638>>43304648>>43304701You're tired, but so is Sasuke. You two could continue, but you've proven yourselves enough."Oh, I believe you." you say. "I didn't exactly use all my strength either, so what do you say we call it even? Who's hungry?""Heh. Even, huh?" Sasuke mutters. "Yeah, I could eat.""Hold on, Sasuke." Sakura comes up to the two of you. "Kon looks okay, but you have some wounds from those kunai. Let me take care of those real quick."Sakura takes the kunai out of Sasuke, while healing the wounds. Sasuke doesn't look like he's in pain, but looks uncomfortable nonetheless.Afterwards, the four of you leave the training ground and head in the direction of your uncle's restaurant. You arrive and your uncle finds you all a seat. It's a bit busy at this time, so you might be waiting a bit for food."So Sasuke, what did you do these last two years besides train, huh?" Sakura asks. "You have to have some neat stories to tell.""Nothing." Sasuke replies. "All I did was train.">A.That can't be true, you had to do other things>B.Did you travel anywhere interesting, at least?>C.Then did you do anything cool during training?>D.Other
>>43304881>B.Did you travel anywhere interesting, at least?
>>43304881>>B.Did you travel anywhere interesting, at least?That's just depressing. Pretty much all we did was work, train and travel. Even we have some stories to tell.
Hang on guys, eating dinner
>>43304881>>B.Did you travel anywhere interesting, at least?
>>43304901>>43304908>>43304919>>43304931>>43304981While you believe that Sasuke would be that solely dedicated to training, he was traveling with Jiraiya this whole time. He must have been around."Did you travel anywhere interesting, at least?" you ask."We mostly stuck around the Fire Country, but made a couple of excursions into the Rice Country to gather information." Sasuke answers. "We also went to the home of the toad summons, Mount Myoboku a couple of times to train there.""See? That sounds cool, right?" Kiba says. "You really need to learn how to make things sound interesting, Sasuke. You can make a story out of anything, trust me."At the restaurant's entrance, you see Kurotsuchi walk in. She comes over to your table and sits down."The Hokage pointed me in this direction after he was done speaking to me." she tells you. "So I can finally try your uncle's renowned cooking."After a while, your uncle brings out dishes of food for everyone, and you all start eating. After trying a bit, Kurotsuchi addresses you."Well Kon, this is pretty impressive. Katsuki definitely has to come down here to try it." Kurotsuchi's face turns more serious. "But that's not why I'm here. Kon, your Hokage wants you to come with me back to the Village Hidden in the Stone, to see what you can do to maintain relations. After this incident, I don't know if my grandfather will even bother trying to work with the Leaf any longer.">A.I doubt I could do anything to convince him>B.It'd be a shame if we couldn't work together after all this effort>C.I'll join you and talk with the Tsuchikage, we'll work everything out>D.I need to stay here and prepare for my mission>E.Other
>>43305484>B.It'd be a shame if we couldn't work together after all this effort
>>43305484>>C.I'll join you and talk with the Tsuchikage, we'll work everything outTime to butt heads with the old fence sitter.
>>43305484>E.Other"That's odd, the Hokage just told me he had a different mission he wanted me to work on. Did he change his mind?"
>>43305484>>C.I'll join you and talk with the Tsuchikage, we'll work everything out
>>43305484>>A.I doubt I could do anything to convince him
>>43305484>C.I'll join you and talk with the Tsuchikage, we'll work everything out>B.It'd be a shame if we couldn't work together after all this effort
>>43305484>>A.I doubt I could do anything to convince him>>C.I'll join you and talk with the Tsuchikage, we'll work everything outI doubt we'll have much success, but we have to try at least.
>C.I'll join you and talk with the Tsuchikage, we'll work everything out
>>43305502>>43305509>>43305515>>43305537>>43305548For all the progress that the Leaf and Stone have made, the Tsuchikage is willing to drop everything and return to the way things were. You'll have to do what you can."I'll join you and talk with the Tsuchikage, we'll work everything out." you say. "It'd be a shame if we couldn't work together after all this effort.""Thank you, Kon." Kurotsuchi responds. "I feel the same. The Stone isn't stronger for shutting other nations out. If only we could make him see that. We'll leave tomorrow. You should be back within two weeks, so you'll have plenty of time before your other mission.""So I guess we'll just chill here without you, then." Kiba says, looking up from his food. "Must be tough having so many responsibilities huh, Mr. Jonin?""I hope it goes well." Sakura adds. "I'd hate to think all those diplomatic missions were a waste of time."Eventually everyone finishes eating."So now what?" Sasuke asks.>A.Let's go meet somebody>B.Let's just relax>C.You should go see your parents>D.Other
Only for 1 week, minus the travel skill gives us a week to plan back here
>>43305799>>C.You should go see your parents
>>43305799>B.Let's just relax
>>43305799>B.Let's just rellllllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaxHOT SPRINGS EVERYBODY
>>43305799>C. You should probably go see your parents.>D. "I'm coming with, at least the first time. No offense, but I don't think you trained for this."
>>43305799>D. Check with the hokage to see if he has any other instructions for you.Seriously, this is a weird way to give out what seems to be a fairly important diplomatic mission. We should make sure this is on the up and up.
>>43305895Not to mention all this was set into motion by information given by Kurotsuchi. We have no way if verifying this, and it's a very convenient way to get us to leave alone.
>>43305895Oh good, I'm a Kurotsuchi fanboy and even I thought it was weird. Lets do this.
>>43305965I agree check with the top man, maybe gave an extraction plan in place. Otherwise good chance to get to know kurotsuchi
>>43305840>>43305844>>43305861>>43305895You figure it's for the best if Sasuke just takes some time to relax. He did just return home after two years of training. Though you have something else you want to take care of."You should just relax." you tell Sasuke. "If you've really just been training for two years, now's the time to take a break.""A day off couldn't hurt." Sasuke scratches his head. "Not sure what I'd actually do though.""Leave it to me." Kiba says as he puts his arm over Sasuke's shoulder. "We're gonna chill so hard this afternoon.""I'll leave you to it." Sakura says. "I have other things to do. I had a good time, though. Thanks for the meal.""I'll be preparing to leave, myself." Kurotsuchi says. "I'll see you tomorrow."After everyone heads their separate ways, you head back to the Hokage's office to find Itachi and Jiraiya inside."I'm the only one who can do it, and I have to go alone." Jiraiya says. "The infiltration is too dangerous for anyone else.""It may even be too dangerous for you, Lord Jiraiya." the Hokage responds. "What would we do if you were not to return?"They suddenly stop their conversation when they notice you."Ah, Kon." Itachi greets you. "Did you need something? Is this about your mission?">A.Am I interrupting something important?>B.I just wanted verification of the mission directly from you>C.Am I supposed to go to the Stone alone?>D.Other
>>43306243>A.Am I interrupting something important?>B.I just wanted verification of the mission directly from you>C.Am I supposed to go to the Stone alone?
>>43306243>B.I just wanted verification of the mission directly from you>C.Am I supposed to go to the Stone alone?Remind him of our suspicions of them trying to turn/recruit us.
>>43306243First B, but then sayLord Jiraiya, don't let things get personal otherwise your taking unneeded risks. If you go somewhere alone no one can know what happened to you if something does. Whatever the issue is solve it together or fall alone.
>>43306243>B.I just wanted verification of the mission directly from you>C.Am I supposed to go to the Stone alone?
>>43306298>at least take Sasuke with you, you've been training him for a reason, and with his sharingan there's hardly a problem of discovery.
>>43306243>>A.Am I interrupting something important?>>B.I just wanted verification of the mission directly from you
>>43306243>A.Am I interrupting something important?>B.I just wanted verification of the mission directly from you
>>43306243I'd reccomend the Hokage Guard platoon for backup personally. Hey can get in and get you out in a split second if you can come up with a way to signal them.
>>43306264>>43306289>>43306328>>43306365>>43306399The conversation between the two Hokage looked extremely serious. You don't know what it was about, but from what you heard it may even be too much for the Fifth."Am I interrupting something important?" you ask."Nothing that can't wait." Itachi replies. "We don't want to make any hasty decisions, after all. Now what did you need?""I just wanted verification of the mission directly from you." you say."Of course. Sorry about not telling you in person. I've been busy in this meeting with Lord Jiraiya here." the Sixth tells you. "Yes, I want you to travel to the Stone and try to see what you can do for relations between our villages. I believe that you may be the only person in this village that can make a difference on that front. That's why I didn't want to mount a formal mission with a team. I think your personal appeal may be our only chance to salvage an alliance with the Stone.">A.I don't know how I feel about that kind of responsibility>B.I'll do what I can>C.Should I really be going alone?>D.I'm concerned about your earlier conversation>E.Other
>>43306545>>B.I'll do what I canDon't stick our nose in where it's obviously not wanted.
>>43306545>>B.I'll do what I can
>>43306545>E. "I don't feel that a strictly non-violent mission is a good application of my abilities, when there's so much else to do." Translation: I don't like being given a cushy mission like this when my friends might end up facing down certain, purple-ringed death.
>>43306545>B.I'll do what I can>C.Should I really be going alone?
Thought so but wanted to be sure, could have been a trap. Also expand on their convo tell them a dead info gatherer is no good to anyone and don't let personal feelings cloud judgement
>>43306545>B.I'll do what I can
>>43306589I like this one.>>43306626And this one.Can we do them both somehow?
>>43306574>>43306584>>43306597>>43306626>>43306639>>43306661So this mission is all up to you, then. You don't know if you'll be able to convince the old man of much, but you'll try."Right. I just wanted to make sure. I'll do what I can." you say, before turning to the Fifth. "Lord Jiraiya, I don't know what you're infiltrating, but you need to be alive to gather information. You can't let anything get in the way of your own safety, or the mission is a failure.""You think I don't know that?" Jiraiya looks down to you. "Look Kon, there's more going on here than you know. My life being in danger should be the least of your worries. You just do your part for the village, and I'll do mine.""No need to be so harsh, Lord Jiraiya." Itachi adds. "We still need to work out exactly what your part entails. Regardless, thank you for your cooperation Kon. I hope that your mission proves to be a success."With that, you're waved out of the office as Itachi and Jiraiya continue conversing. It's still late afternoon at this point.>A.Head home and relax>B.Meet up with someone>C.Go somewhere>D.Other
>>43306925Should we meet up with 10/10? Maybe we can get some new toys for this mission? Aren't her parents the ones with the weapons shop?
>>43306957We could stand to upgrade our gear now that we're jonin. Maybe commission a chakra-conducting blade? I doubt they just have them on hand, so we'd have to wait, but given our elemental affinities we'd be terrifyingly dangerous with one.
>>43306925>B.Meet up with someoneTenten get filled up on gear, see if the shop has any new toys for us.
>>43306985Let's at least put the order in for some special gear. Maybe chakra metal bracers for that sweet sweet feedback
>>43306925>>C.Go somewhereStock up on equipment, see about ordering some new gear.>>43306985Trench knives seem a good fit. Maybe some gauntlets.
>>43306925Let's go to Tenten and see if we can't get some kind of chakra-katana.Considering we have a shit ton of speed and a lot more strength now, its way more viable than it was before.
>>43307049I like trench knives, seconding that
>>43306957>>43306998>>43307049>>43307052You decide to swing by the weapon shop again, but as a customer this time. There might be some new options for you.You walk in the shop to find Tenten in the same position as yesterday, though she actually notices you this time."Oh, hey Kon." she says, looking up at you. "What's up? Wasn't Sasuke coming back today?""I'm actually here about getting some new gear." you say. "Particularly if I can get something made of chakra conducting metal.""Ah, you are a Jonin now." Tenten says. "I'm sure you can cut into your salary to afford it. Well, we need to order the metal, and custom make it into the shape you want, like Asuma Sensei has his. You're gonna need to decide how you want them first.">A.Sword>B.Knives>C.Bracers/Gauntlets>D.Other
>>43307163>D.little plates to put over our body>C.Bracers/Gauntlets
>>43307163>D. Small hammer
>>43307193This man right here knows what's good
>>43307163>A.SwordWind gives keen edge, lightning gives high-frequency oscillation, we'd have the ultimate blade. If bracer does win, though, as it looks like it might, can we get some pop-out blades or something. They don't have to be long ones, chakra blades can extend. I just think it would be a waste to not take advantage of our bloodline's synergy.
>>43307163As much as I want a hammer, bracers trump it >D
>>43307228We're going to be getting a sword next time we come in, I think just now we can only vote for one; so it's better to get something that can supplement our defense. We've got some good offensive jutsus atm.
>>43307163>>C.Bracers/GauntletsIf they work well, maybe one day we could get some greaves.>>43307195Really? Still?
>>43307228Implying we can't have bracers and a sword? But I like the idea of pop out blades on the bracers.
>>43307184>>43307179>>43307208>>43307252Why not body armor? Who's going to be nice enough to hit our impact-imbued bracers more than once?
>>43307277Bracers are lighter than armor. And we can use them to block. They don't have to aim for them just put them in the right place. Or make a barrier that radiates from the gauntlets
>>43307277That would be exhorbitantly expensive. And less effective, given we generally channel chakra through our extremities. Not to mention the weight issues.
>>43307315>>43307294not full armor, but several fist-sized plates in a random pattern on our front and back, leaving gaps that people can't see under our clothes.Change the pattern in every fight we have, and people won't be able to tell where our gaps are without some special ability.
>>43307163>C.Bracers/Gauntlets>D.Small Plates?As anon a have been noting, a patter of small, lightweight plates would increase our survivability. Lastly>D. "Brass" Knuckles
>>43307330We'd be better off using a non-conducting metal for that. Seems like a decent concept, but needs a test case before you commit serious funds.How would it be configured, you think? Some kind of lightweight webbing with movable anchor points?
>>43307330>>43307402Both great ideas>>43307411But this is a good point
>>43307179>>43307184>>43307190>>43307193>>43307198>>43307208>>43307252You think for a bit. A weapon could be nice, but having something that you can use to block with may prove to have great synergy with Impact chakra."I was thinking about getting some bracers, or gauntlets." you say. "I could use them to block attacks with my release.""I see what you mean. That could be really useful."Tenten starts. "Just let me get the measurements, and we'll figure out how much it'll cost."Tenten measures your forearms, wrists, and hands, then works out the price. It'll cost several tens of thousands of ryo, which will cut into your budget for quite a while, but hopefully they will be plenty useful enough to justify the cost. It will also be a couple of months before they are ready.After getting everything settled, you head home before it gets dark. You eat dinner with your uncle, and tell him about your mission tomorrow."You're the one who has to bridge the villages, huh?" your uncle rubs his goatee. "That's a lot of expectations the leave on the shoulders of one so young as yourself. But maybe that's just what we need. Just do your best, and speak your mind. As long as your thoughts get through, I think the result will be good for everyone."After dinner, you head upstairs to sleep. Tomorrow you head for the Village Hidden in the Stone.>End of Chapter 36Running again on WednesdayTwitter is @LazeQM
So what does Tenten REALLY think about Kon?
>>43307498Good thread, Laze. Looking forward to the next.I'm off to bed, but guys, keep working on that movable armour plates idea. If anyone can figure out how to make it workable, it might be worth considering later.
>>43307195Knuckles or a sword
>>43307543You are a very good friend and comradeShe kind of resents your absurd growth rate right now though, but that's just because she's been stuck for a while with no progressShe doesn't think of anyone romantically right nowFor the last few years she's been getting way stronger, and she feels like she can reach her goal of becoming the greatest kunoichi, and has cast basically all other interests aside for this pursuitThis is really the kind of shit I'd rather you learned in character, but you guys keep asking
>>43307677Forever friend zoned, at least we have the girl from Stone
>>43307727More like she's just a higher difficulty setting
>>43307677Hmmm. Maybe she should say she doesn't see Kon like that then? But that would give you less rails.
>>43307844She has no reason to say that, because the thought literally hasn't crossed her mindAnd it won't until you guys bring it up
>>43307915So out of an entire class of teenagers no one gossips about who likes who? After Kon flat out asked Ino, Shino who is in her squad, Haku if tenten knew he liked her?
>>43308010ninja teenagers don't gossip about anything other than jutsu.
>>43308010Not to her. She's only ever training or on missions lately. Shino isn't ever going to bring it up, and Haku doesn't want to unwittingly cause trouble for people by mentioning something unnecessary.What you've got to understand is that this Tenten has developed in a unique direction. Canon Tenten would have been all over you already, but this Tenten has set an extremely high bar for herself, and is determined to reach it at the cost of any other interests she might have had. That's why her relationships with basically everyone are just strictly professional. Kon is pretty much the only exception, and he goes out of his way to hang out with her. Unlike canon Tenten, who was on a team with a genius and Lee, who both dwarfed her in effort and potential, this Tenten was on a team where she had to take charge, and she was the one who they looked to for guidance. This basically convinced her that she could achieve her ambition, but had to focus only on it. Kon actually played a part in this too, as she saw his growth and redoubled her efforts to match. She has completely pushed the thought of romance from her mind, because that won't make her a great kunoichi. She can't be comfortable where she is, because then she might stop improving. Do note that this is all subconscious and not done on purpose.I should be giving character exposition in the actual quest, but whatever
>>43308314Thanks Laze, I did think that needed to explained, and now at least we see what's going on behind the scenes. Pretty tough to try and live up to all the crazy overpowered folks (which now includes us haha).It's okay, because Kurotsuchi is best anyway.
I hate to be that guy but what do our female ninjas think of us
Soo since tentens outta the Takeshibowl, who's the front runner then?Also laze man don't respond to trolls.
>>43308377>>43308314do we have any female cousins in the Stone?
>>43308394We could actually try addressing her neuroses, you knowAlso>Takeshibowl
>>43308377Tenten was addressedIno is friendly with youSakura has also become friendly after training together under Tsunade>>43308399You have a few
>>43308486What does tsunade thibk of us or should we not even try, I'm serious
>>43308486>you have a fewCan we fuck them?
>>43308530She thinks that you are a responsible young manTry what, anon?>>43308690You could potentially, I suppose
>>43308727Romance, I could see Kong liking older women.having not had a mum figure
>>43308894>53 years oldSomehow I doubt it, anon
>>43308931Question unrelated to /tg/'s neverending waifu obsession, what WOULD have happened if we had landed a hit on the Rasengan with Heavenly Lance?
>>43308987It would have stopped the chakra's rotation, so it just would have dissipatedSmall moving targets are not something you guys should be going out of your way to hit though
Guys, would anyone be down for a Village of the Bloody Mist quest? Obviously set a couple of decades prior to the main timeline.
>>43309156The ultimate quest for swordfags
>>43309156>Not a warring states quest
>>43309156Founding wrap ninja wars would be cool, make up clans, join in the founding of the nation's
>>43309156Just no time skips please?
>>43310042Excuse the doublepost, 4chinz told me I did the captcha wrong and I was too busy to double check
>>43310105>>43310042Warring states quest, more interesting than a Madara jerk off
>>43310305Different guy. I was considering something like that, actually. I just feel like Naruto quests are kind of reaching saturation right now, and didn't want to turn this into DBZ.
>>43310483Nah, there's only two. Three won't be too many.
>>43310483>>43310828Maybe. It's also possible that veering far away from canon would make each stand apart.I'd also been considering setting it in a minor village during the canon period, or during the postwar period prior to canon. But the Warring States could be interesting too.
>>43310861Do some prequel stuffThen do one in canon era but with the ramifications of what happened in the quest prior, that'll differentiate it enough.Main issue with naruto quests is if you start in Kononoha the only real difference early on is who is in who's team and how the chuunin exams go, any real character differentiation or ability differences take a lot longer i feel.
>>43310828Two's a party but three is a crowd
>>4330893153 or not, she looks 30 and has tits big enough to hide a cat in.
>>43308931You know it's an illusion, right?
>>43312197Technically it's a transformation, so it's real so long as she can maintain it.
>>43312173>>43312197>>43312862You've forgotten that Kon's only chance of getting laid is to crawl up a chicken's ass and wait.
>>43314017Never before has a quest managed to get me to just outright give up on something before, but yeah. Kon's odds of getting any during the main plot are worse than Naruto's.
>>43314418We could just ask Tenten out.
>>43316114She is as dense as a harem mc atm
>>43316252Five bucks says Shino's into her too. As is Sasuke.She is the Shonen Harem Protag. It's why we're so blank as far as emotions go.
Final Bump. Discuss Impact Jutsu.
>>43319430I want Impact Constructs ala Mysterious Peacock Method.
>>43319461Honestly, it's more a question of stamina than skill. We've already got the skill to make boxes, more complex shapes should be easy enough, but it's so incredibly draining we're likely to drop after only a few seconds.That said, if we actually got that radiation, we would be the absolute scariest ninja around.
>>43319552I'm still holding out for that Impact Release Shunshin. Explode forwards at stupid fast speeds.
>>43319430It seems... well, underwhelming.