>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
Exhausted as you are, you sleep in quite late. By the time you wake up, you have scarcely over an hour before your meeting with the Tsuchikage. You get up and eat breakfast quickly, then leave the Bakutsugi mansion along with Neji. Outside, you find Kurotsuchi waiting for you. She escorts the two of you just outside of the Tsuchikage's office, where you all stop."We should be called inside in a couple of minutes." Kurotsuchi says. "I'll come with you just to see if I can help out. Oh, but he'll probably try and chat a bit before you get to say your piece.""I think I'll remain out here." Neji tells you, leaning against the wall. "I doubt having me with you would be doing you any favors.">A.Yeah, that's probably for the best>B.I don't agree, you should join us>C.Can you stay out here too, Kurotsuchi? I want to make my case alone>D.Other
>>43375770>A.Yeah, that's probably for the best
>>43375770>D. Fair enough. Try not to get caught in the bathroom when this inevitably becomes some Akatsuki trap.>Grin so that they know you're just joking.
>>43375770>>A.Yeah, that's probably for the best
>>43375770I'd actually say lets dot his alone, this is a personal appeal thing, we want to come to him as someone "humble" before we drop the logic and wisdom bomb upon him
>>43375807>>43375808>>43375818>>43375821>>43375835Neji's right, if he came along the Tsuchikage would more than likely just give him a hard time."Yeah, that's probably for the best." you respond. "Keep an eye out just in case this is secretly a trap."Neji rolls his eyes at your joke and goes off to a corner of the room. You think you can see him wobbling just a bit, so he might be doing his special training again.After a few minutes, you're called into the Tsuchikage's office. The small old man is sitting behind his desk awaiting your arrival."Welcome, Kon." he greets you. "I hope you've found the Village Hidden in the Stone to be appropriately accommodating. The Bakustugi clan are all quite hospitable, so I'm sure you've been having a marvelous time."After returning the Tsuchikage's greeting he goes on."I'm very curious about the impression my village has given off to you." Onoki makes a more serious face now. This clearly isn't just making small talk, he wants to judge you by your thoughts. "Tell me Kon, what do you think about my village?">A.I've never felt more welcome>B.I'm certainly enjoying my visit>C.It has its good and bad points>D.It can't compare to the Leaf>E.Other
>>43376110>B.I'm certainly enjoying my visit>C.It has its good and bad points Much like every village.
>>43376110>B.I'm certainly enjoying my visit>C.It has its good and bad points
>>43376110>A.I've never felt more welcome>B.I'm certainly enjoying my visitwith the Bakustugi clan its almost like its becoming a second home
>>43376110>>A.I've never felt more welcome>>B.I'm certainly enjoying my visit>>43376160Basically this.
>>43376110>It's a very welcoming place, but stricter in its capacity as a military asset than the Leaf village is. It leads to a higher average, but I can't help but wonder if it leads to a lack of the individual talent that has made the leaf so potent, such as the Sannin.>Despite this, I enjoy spending time in the village. When I first heard of my dad's origins, I would have never expected my relatives here to be so welcoming.
>>43376110>"The Stone and the Leaf seem a lot alike. >"I haven't seen as much as this village as I've wanted but it I have been enjoying meeting my family.">"Tell me Tsuchikage, we have the will of fire as a belief in our land. The third hokage and my master Sarutobi-sensei passed it onto me. Do you have a 'will of earth'?"
Yay time for ninjas.did a quick doodle of what I was under the impression Kon looks like. Not pictured, all the explosive tags he's hiding on his person
>>43376211His head and neck are as big as his torso!
>>43376110I've felt very welcome here, both my family and the others, but I can sense some suspicion of me among the senior members of the Clan, I suppose I can understand why, alot has happened in the past between our villages. "Sometimes" there is safety in old habits. This village seems to have a warm heart, but its body is so guarded for most outsiders it would be misconceived
Just how I imagined Kon...until we get a bad ass unique outfit.
>>43376281oh sweet tsunades tits I didnt resize it, what have I done!
>>43376281did you actually draw thatthat's fucking good, nice job drawfriend
>>43376211Nice, but isn't our hair spikey and blonde like the rest of our clan?
>>43376314Thanks man, I dropped it on a draw thread long ago, but normally im on my phone. Once we get a unique outfit ill do another. I got loads of ideas for a Monkey Sage or something, but lets see where Kon goes first
You think for a while on your answer. You have many things you want to say, but need to say them in the right way."I've certainly been enjoying my visit." you start. "The Stone has it's good and bad points, much like the Leaf, but I've never felt more welcome. The Bakustugi clan has almost become like a second home. I could never have imagined that they would be so welcoming when I first learned of my origins. Though some of the older clan members seem a bit wary of me. It seems like in this village, old habits die hard."The Tsuchikage mulls over your response before turning around in his chair and looking out the window behind him."I'm glad you're enjoying yourself, Kon." he begins. "You know, in this village we have our own monument, like your Hokage Mountain. It's a bit more modest however, just a simple stone. When I was a young lad like yourself I didn't think much of it, but my grandfather, the First Tsuchikage told me what it really meant. That stone is the heart of our village. It represents our unwavering and immovable will. No matter what comes our way, we will stand firm in our convictions. Ever since, I've held that ideal close to me, and my village has been able to prosper. But, you might be a bit young to understand.">A.No, I understand completely>B.I'm afraid I just don't see it that way>C.Perhaps it can be taken too far>D.Other
>>43376640>C.Perhaps it can be taken too farIn time, even stone shifts, or is worn done to nothingness by wind rain and water, to say nothing of the works of men.
>>43376640>A.No, I understand completelysomething something will of fire
>>43376640>"You have a heart of stone, I have a will of fire. Together we can be like Roshi and have a Volcanic Resolve!"
>>43376640>>A.No, I understand completely>>43376690this basically
>>43376640>No, I understand. I've got my own principles, and I'd sooner kick it before I go back on them. But, even so, sometimes these principles get challenged. I once made a mistake, and I put the lives of my team as less than the life of an enemy. I thought completing the mission, killing the enemy, was all there was...it was a mistake."
>>43376640>A.No, I understand completely"My Sensei, the third Hokage passed along something similar, the will of fire" then explain what it means and maybe add in>>43376687
>>43376640If I may Sir, that Stone Monument is the core of this village, a representation of all you said. But I also feel it could be more, it could be the Key Stone to something more. it is simple and unmovable, yet what if it could do more? These simple pure ideals are what all nations strive for. I may be a little young sir but I believe that if we are too rooted in the superstitions of old we may never change, we will stagnate and grow apart from the world, more a witness to it than a part of it.This Village is one of the Great Five, and in my opinion one of the most secure and seemingly prosperous. but my Lord alone here, in this blissful range you will become a remenant of the past, the sun may set on the past but a new day brings new chances and the Stone remains, give use a chance to move forward together?
>>43376830>D>>43376830Add some will of fire stuff to.
>>43376923>Kon's just reading off a script"Yadda...yadda...stone stuff...blah blah blah...will of fire things and something something explosion metaphor for friendship.">The Tsuchikage makes us his apprentice and we get another third as a sensei.
in before we have to marry someone from the Stone to cement some sort of alliance
>>43377027He has a note book and pencil, puts on some reading glasses and tick them off as he goes.Question for Laze though, could we evr one hand seal say a lightning technique in one hand and a water one in the other, effectivly one manning a combo move. Been going through the wiki, there is nothing saying you cant really given how few people use single hands in techniques, but I believe such a thing could be possible.
>>43376690>>43376726>>43376751>>43376775The Tsuchikage's beliefs do resonate with you. You recall being taught similarly."No, I understand completely, Lord Tsuchikage." you reply. "My master, the Third Hokage, imparted a belief onto me as well. The Will of Fire. The belief that we have to protect future generations who will bring prosperity to the village. As long as the Will of Fire keeps burning, the village will continue to prosper."The Tsuchikage turns back around to face you, with an eyebrow raised as you go on."That's why I think you may be taking your conviction a bit too far." you continue. "After all, in time even stones shift, and are eroded by wind, rain, and water. A stone has to change, but that's not a bad thing. Just as people are shaped over time.""Hmph." the Tsuchikage snorts, rubbing his beard. "You indeed must have been trained by Sarutobi. I've often heard the same sentiment from him. Though you wouldn't expect it from the terror he wrought on the battlefield. Moving on to the main topic, you wish to see more cooperation between villages, correct? While the idea is tempting, I have my doubts. Any such relation before has only led to betrayal. Even one as young as you has experienced it. I trust you remember the Sand? My own people put their trust in me to guide them. I cannot so easily believe that outsiders have their best interests at heart. There is a reason that I haven't given away this position in over sixty years. The younger generation can't handle the burden of carrying this village on their backs. So I continue. And with all my experience, I deem such an alliance unwise."You can see Kurotsuchi getting irritated. She's likely restraining from butting into the conversation.>A.I don't think keeping your village isolated is wise either>B.Are you sure there is no one who could bear it? Maybe you need to put your trust in someone>C.I see what you mean, but you can be an ally without making yourself vulnerable>D.Other
>>43377364>C.I see what you mean, but you can be an ally without making yourself vulnerable>D. Wahtever the Akatsuki are planning may well be the death of us all anyways, They are collecting all the tailed beasts, ONE nearly destroyed the leaf imagine what havoc all 9 brought to bear could do if directed by them?
>>43377364>>A.I don't think keeping your village isolated is wise either>C.I see what you mean, but you can be an ally without making yourself vulnerable
>>43377364>D. I was capable of fighting tailed beasts as a Chunin, but there was a single, rather glaring flaw that kept me from being a Jonin for years. I was under the belief that I had to do everything myself, finish any job presented to me until my body gave out. And it did, several times, and it put me and my teammates in danger. When I fought Kakuzu, I was so focused on winning the battle that I didn't even hesitate to fire my jutsu through my own squadmate...it was the biggest mistake I've made. And no offense, but I think that that stubbornness to a fault came from my father's side of the family.
Fuck, this is a make or break moment and i got nothing
>>43377555We just gotta show him that they're is a bigger threat then old grudges. We got a terrorist group that is using super-weapons for an unknown purpose against the villages. We need every village united or we die.
>>43377364>D. OtherI'm not sure how it works in the Stone, but a Team of Ninja is comprised of multiple members, whilst one leads, he must learn to trust his teammates to finish their assigned roles. You mentioned the Sand, I had to fight Shukaku, the Bijuu of the Sand during the aftermath of the Chuunin exams. If I had done that alone, I would have surely been killed, a Ninja must learn to trust his teammates, and not try to do everything himself. Surely that can be extrapolated to the Leaders of the Villages too?Sometimes threats to the villages will just be too big for one person to take the burden. Say Akatsuki attack with one of the beasts they captured. Maybe you could stop it yourself. But if you don't learn to trust your villagers, they probably won't be able to deal with other problems without you.
>>43377364>A.I don't think keeping your village isolated is wise eitheri don't know their long term plans but with the war potential Akatsuki is gathering are you confident that your village will be able to weather this coming storm alone. all the villages know the kind of devastation a single tailed beast can unleash would you really want to leave that power in the hands of single group unchallenged, i've fought a tailed beast before, but the idea of fighting nine of them fills me with dread.lastly with just the Rinnegan user and the tailed bests they have already gathered they likely already have enough power to annihilate any single village without much trouble, and that is just likely the tip of what we know of their power.
>>43377364>C. I see what you mean, but you can be an ally without making yourself vulnerable"I am not offering a perpetual alliance or anything of that nature. I'm not sure I'd even have the authority. But we can work together for the common good of both our villages.”“The danger that Akatsuki represents if they gather all of the tailed beasts is obvious. Such power under a group who are mercenary at best and criminal at worst is dangerous to all villages. As such, surely it can be recognised that an alliance to take down Akatsuki is in the best interests of both our villages. Such an alliance carries little danger for the people of either village, but many benefits.”(Basically, instead of going full talk-no-jutsu, try to appeal to his realist side.)
>>43377364>DI can understand your sentiment my Lord, but might I make a suggestion? Let the people of the Village decide, form a bare bones alliance with the Leaf and enable our Sinobi to work together and slowly over time they will learn to trust again. The Sand betray my village to once, but I believe that not accepting what has happened and moving on forever we will be stuck in the past, never leaving the old hates and grudges behind.Lord is there anything I could do to show you that the Leaf really does mean well and that together we could build a better future, one where the young don't die in war leaving grieving families, one where war wont force families apart. If we never open up to each other we will never move forward, because if we want to, we must do it together.And i'm sure your aware the Akatski are growing stronger, whatever they are planning or weapon they intend to unleash, it will strike us all down in time, and when that time comes we will look back and wish we took the chance for good when we had it.End the Old hate and grudges, let us move to this new era together.
>>43377364>D. Lord Tsuchikage, one of the hardest lessons I had to learn was that I didn't have to do everything on my own. I would hunt down until my body gave out, fight with everything I had, try to pace myself so I would have enough chakra to win whatever battle was ahead of me. I collapsed from exhaustion several times in the field, having no regard for my own limits, believing that my own life wasn't worth failing my principles. Trying to keep pushing even when I didn't have anything to push with. But I eventually realized that I couldn't do everything on my own. That I needed help from time to time didn't make me weaker. It made me wiser.>The Akatsuki are a threat no one village can hope to overpower on its own, but we don't have to. They're a threat to all the villages. The Leaf, the Stone, the Cloud, the Sand, and the Mist. I believe that, working together, we can overcome any obstacle.
>>43377364>D. Even the Sand Village's betrayal was more a result of the Akatsuki than anything. It became apparent in the midst of the invasion that the Sand village had been manipulated by Orochimaru, one of the Sannin, and Sasori of the Red Sand. It was to satisfy Orochimaru's hatred for the village and capture the Sand Village Jinchuuriki, Gaara.
You think hard about your response. What you say now may very well determine the course of the future for relations between the two villages. While you'd like the Tsuchikage to turn a new leaf, you decide that an outcome that cements chances for further progress is more important."I see what you mean, Lord Tsuchikage, but you can be an ally without making yourself vulnerable." you begin. "I'm not suggesting we create a perpetual alliance or anything, I can't decide such a thing anyway. We just need to have our shinobi work together for a common goal. The Akatsuki is by far the greatest threat to any village. With a Rinnegan wielder and six tailed beasts, they could likely take out any village they wished already. An alliance between the villages is necessary, we could never fight them alone. As long as Akatsuki keeps operating, we are all in danger. By pooling our talented shinobi, we can prevent a catastrophe before it occurs. We all know can devastating a single tailed beast can be. If they manage to gather all nine, the result will be far beyond the capability of any village to handle."The Tsuchikage considers your words."You do have a point, young man." he says. "They are getting to be quite the worry. I dismissed the Rinnegan as a risk I would not be willing to face, but if they come for the village, the result would not be good for us. I suppose taking them out is in the interest of us all. I will dedicate some shinobi of this village to the cause. However, cohesion is likely to suffer. But it is only temporary. Once Akatsuki is dealt with, our alliance shall end."At this, Kurotsuchi steps forward."That doesn't solve the problem, old man!" she shouts. "If we just go back to how things were, the village is going to suffer! You can't even consider that we could cooperate peacefully? Kon and the others from the Leaf have had no problems! If we stay holed up in our little corner, the world is going to move ahead without us!">continued
>>43378041Calm Kurotsuchi down. These things take time. Even if he does eventually decide on a perpetual alliance, it won't happen today.
>>43378096It's being continued, Anon. Let Kurotsuchi finish her rant before we see the options!
>>43378096one step at a time
>>43378041"I don't need you talking back to me, young lady!" the Tsuchikage shouts back. "I was referring to you, you know? You're supposed to succeed me, but you have no idea what a Kage has to deal with! You can't bear the burden of carrying village. As a Kage, you're responsible for the well being of all your villagers! You have to be wary of any threat to tham, even other people! You can pretend to get along with other villages, but they won't look after your people! It's up to you to do it yourself!""Yeah, right! You say you look after all the villagers, but what about Han and Roshi?" Kurotsuchi responds. "They were part of this village too, but you just left them to their own devices and it got them killed!""There were more important things at stake!" the Tsuchikage retorts. "As a Kage you need to make difficult decisions! Two men don't outweigh the needs of my village!""And now the village is in danger because of that decision!" Kurotsuchi yells back.The situation is extremely headed. Kurotsuchi and her grandfather are at each other's throats.>A.Stay silent>B.He did what he had to do, Kurotsuchi>C.Lord Tsuchikage, Kurotsuchi has a point. The Jinchuuriki could have been protected if we worked together>D.Other
>>43378170>D.Other"And our villages ended up having to cooperate against the same threat that killed those two men anyway."
>>43378170>D.OtherAsk the Tsuchikage if we can take Kurotsuchi aside to talk to her privately for a moment.Keeping her in this situation is not good for the potential alliance, or their personal relationship. Both need to calm the fuck down.
>>43378170>D. It doesn't matter. It's in the past and nothing we say can change it. We need to stop this from happening in the future, stop close mindedness from ruining chances to become greater, stop reluctance and arrogance from destroying the future we want for the ninja world. The Kage should be busy looking after their villagers, yes, but the villagers should be looking out for each other and those around them. >The Stone has made some mistakes with the Akatsuki and their jinchuuriki, but so has the Leaf. This alliance is to fix those problems and stop similar things from happening again. It may not be a permanent alliance, but it also doesn't have to be a temporary one.
>>43378170>D.OtherYou're both being idiots. Kuro, the Tsuchikage has had to live through at least Two Shinobi wars, of course it's going to be difficult to trust other villages. Likewise Tsuchikage, if you can't share the burden of protecting your village with the people themselves, you're only weakening them for when Kurotsuchi takes over.
>>43378170>D.Other"The real mistake was in settling for such a fragile and superficial peace in the first place, that has done nothing but breed mistrust and anxiety."
Should we reveal that its because the leaf was such arses to Naruto that he left and because of that all the dominoes started falling faster?>"Yeah. This is really our bad guys."
>>43378170>D. Yes. The village is in danger. Because of decisions made in the past. Kurotsuchi, you call it a mistake, but instead of silently trying to learn from it and understand why, all you do is yell. However dissatisfied you are with how things are done, a Kage deserves more respect than that.
>>43378170>D. Kurotsuchi, perhaps instead of complaining about the decision he made, you could try and understand why he made it. I don't agree with his decision, but at the same time I can't fault him for making it. The Rinnegan is not a weapon to challenge lightly, and challenging them would result in dozens, if not hundreds of casualties. Think about your own friends here. How many of them would have died, if the Tsuchikage sent them to fight?
>>43378430I think the decision she's talking about was the one to keep Han and Roshi in the wilderness instead of accommodating them in the village
>>43378466Which again is understandable, if not the one we would have made. There is reasoning behind his decisions, and she is blatantly refusing to try and find it.
You have to calm them down somehow. This situation is not only bad for a potential alliance, but for their relationship."It doesn't matter. It's in the past and there's nothing we can do to change it." you start, as the two of them stop to look in your direction. "The Tsuchikage made the decision that he felt was best, and things didn't work out. The Leaf has made mistakes regarding its Jinchuuriki as well. The fact is that we ended up having to cooperate against Akatsuki regardless. This alliance is our opportunity to fix any mistakes that may have been made before. Kurotsuchi, even if you don't agree with the Tsukage's decisions, they're still worthy of respect. You should just be learning from him, so you can make the right decisions in the future. Lord Tsuchikage, I know you've been through a lot, but even a Kage can't do everything on their own. I know I've had to face my limits several times. What's important is having other people to rely on when there are things you can't do. I think with this alliance, we can prove ourselves to you."Kurotsuchi backs off. She looks a bit calmer, but still irritated."Sorry, I need to excuse myself." she says as she leaves the room.The Tsuchikage turns to you."Kon, you're a fine young man, and I have faith in you. You're like your father." he starts. "But relying on other villages is not something I can so easily do. However I will try, for now. You have my cooperation."The meeting over, you leave the office to find Neji outside."I saw Kurotsuchi leave in a hurry." he remarks. "Did the meeting go well?">A.It went perfectly, we've got an alliance>B.It went alright, Kurotsuchi just overreacted>C.It wasn't so good, we've got a long way to go>D.Other
>>43378732>B.It went alright, Kurotsuchi and the Tsuchikage seem at odds about methods but they both have best of their village in heart
>>43378732>D.Other"Better than I expected, worse than hoped. The Tsuchikage will work with us to deal with Akatsuki, but doesn't seem willing to foster closer relations with the Leaf. Kurotsuchi thinks he's being stubborn, which he is but eh, it's also his right to be."
>>43378732>>B.It went alright, Kurotsuchi just overreacted
>>43378732>D. I'm not sure how I did it. Honestly, this is that sealing mission all over again. I'm wondering if I'm in a genjutsu and that's how things are going so well.
>>43378732>B.It went alright, Kurotsuchi just overreactedThings went as well as they could have, Kurotsuchi was irritated at Lord Tsuchikage's stubborness she probably left to go blow off some steam.
>>43378732>C.It wasn't so good, we've got a long way to go"It's fine for the short term, but the underlying problem is still there. Our generation has a lot of work to do if we want peace to last."
>>43378732Well we didn't start a war which is good and we seem to have agreed to cooperate for a while longer, but I do think we re getting to him, just gonna take time, hopefully not to long.If you will excuse me I need to find Kurotsuchi and have some words with her as well, since apparently she is the heir....
>>43378732>D. Well...we're not at war.Then grin a bit and say, "Tentative alliance until the Akatsuki are no longer a threat."
What about this, we make up a special seal thing kind of like how the fourth teleported to places and how tenten summoned us when she needed help .We give people of importance like the kages one of these each so that they can summon us to be a bit of a run around for them>Someone attacks the stone>Tsucheboi summons us giving us the 411>We tp back over to the village to inform the hokage>From here we either go inform the others or we get a group together and go to the Stone via tp again to save the day
>>43378766>>43378784>>43378793Though it certainly could have gone better, the result was better than you expected. It was easily worth coming here for."It went alright. We're not at war, anyway." you say with a grin. "The Tsuchikage agreed to a temporary alliance until Akatsuki is no longer a threat. He seemed unwilling to foster further relations with the Leaf, but hopefully we can sway him. Kurotsuchi was upset about his stubbornness though, so she left to go cool off, I guess. They are at odds with their methods, but they have the interest of their village at heart.""Well, I'd say that's good news." Neji responds. "Without you, we may have been facing Akatsuki on our own. And I'd appreciate all the help we can get. You did a fine job. I'm sure the Leaf will surely come to value you as a diplomat in addition to your combat potential. Regardless, we'll be able to return and inform the Hokage of a job well done. I don't think we should dally. Let's leave tomorrow. We have another mission soon, after all. And this one may be even more important."You and Neji leave the building.>A.Go back to the mansion and relax>B.Go hit up the training grounds>C.Track down Kurotsuchi>D.Other
>>43379101>C. Track down Kurotsuchi
>>43379101>C.Track down KurotsuchiShouldn't let her stew. Drag her to the>B.Go hit up the training groundsTraining grounds. Experiment with our release so more. We were finding out our weaknesses last time.
>>43379101>C.Track down KurotsuchiTry to let her see the necessity of small steps. Lay down some preparation for future diplomatic relations...
>>43379101>C.Track down Kurotsuchi
>>43379101>CLets drag her to the training grounds, work out some of that agro, talk to her about long term alliance goals maybe ask her for help developing that technique we started? the binding one
Don't forget the flirting. That's important.
>>43379125>>43379128>>43379147>>43379163>>43379168>>43379188You decide that it'd be a good idea to check on Kurotsuchi. Maybe you can help her talk things out. Neji decides to leave you to it, and heads to the Bakutsugi mansion by himself.It only takes you a few minutes to find Kurotsuchi, she didn't go far. You find her laying on the grass in a small park nearby. As you approach, she sits up."You came after me, huh Kon?" she asks with a smirk. "Sorry about blowing up in there. Ever since the whole situation with the Jinchuuriki, I've been butting heads with my grandfather. Maybe I'm just being stupid though. He's been Tsuchikage for over four times longer than I've been alive. Maybe I'm just wrong, and I don't have what it takes to be Tsuchikage. Maybe he should just give it to someone else. At least then it's not my problem anymore. After all, what do I know? I'll just keep following orders then."Kurotsuchi sighs and lays back down with her hands behind her head.>A.He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everything>B.You do need to get to a certain level to be a Kage>C.Honestly, you'd be a better Tsuchikage for this village than he is>D.Other
>>43379474>D. "You wanna turn some of that energy into training? Maybe we can come up with a unique jutsu together. Show your old man that we're stronger by working together and all that."
>>43379474A, followed by C, followed by B.He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everything and is set in his old ways. I'm certain you'd be a great Tsuchikage, but you'd need to get to a certain level frst.
>>43379474>D. Honestly, almost anyone can be a Kage. It's a stressful job, but not a hard one. You don't have to be able to blow up mountains with a gesture. You just gotta be willing to ask people why they do things, and listen to their reasoning. But yeah, you're not doing that yet. Maybe if you did, the old man would be willing to listen back.
>>43379516Nice, say >>43379524 then finish off with >>43379516
>>43379474>A.He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everythingThen lay down next to her, look up at the sky."If you want to change the village for the better, becoming the Tsuchikage is the best way to make it happen. Just because the Old Man is right about some stuff doesn't make him right about everything. You won't be right about everything either! You can only learn as much as you can, and try to lead the village so it's not only safe, but happy."
Alright guys, eating dinnerBack in a while
>>43379474>A.He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everything"I feel that perspective means a lot. You can probably see a lot more from where you are standing as a villager than he can as a Kage. Same goes the other way too. He might see things you can't you know?"
>>43379474>A.He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everything"His style of leadership may have been what was best for previous generations. It may even be necessary now, though I don't like it. But it won't always be that way.""If we want to achieve real peace and stability, I think your attitude's the one the next Tsuchikage will need to have."
>>43379474>D.Otherhe didnt become they way he is overnight, like a stone the other villages have weathered him down to this with their actions, going forward its not only change within that will bring a new dawn for the village but also change from without to preempt the same weathering that happened before. the leaf has a similar issue with the Uchiha, but hopefully with one of their own as kage their resentment will slowly start to pass.
>>43379556Oh god Damn it.
>>43379581>>43379556Yeah, godamnit Laze. Why do you eat? Don't you have priorities? We demand to be entertained.
>>43379474>A.He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everythingsit with her and talk for a while make sure she's ok and maybe make out, depends on how the night goes
>>43379474>A.He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everythingYou'll be different kinds of kages. There's no such thing as an absolute right and an absolute wrong. Your grandfather does not hold the only truth about this, nor do you. And being different is what's going to make you a great Tsuchikage. If you were the same as your grandfather, we wouldn't have such a good relationship, would we? I mean, the Leaf and the Stone.
>>43379474>D>Lay down next to heryou don't need to be a certain level to be a kage, you don't need to bee the best at everything, you just need the drive and the heart. Look at the Hidden Mist they are turning it around I hear. Look Kurotsuchi I think you would make a great Kage and would lead this village well, your not wrong in your beliefs, what you need to prove yourself a Kage is to hold true to those beliefs, don't give up on them no matter what. Would you feel better just stepping aside, we both know you could help this place leaps and bounds, maybe some day i'll be visiting and you will be wearing that silly hat, I think you could pull that look off >turn to her smiling
>>43379474>>A.He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everything
>>43379544I can dig this
>>43379631Ah yeah getting the groove on.
She clearly needs some encouragement. You take a seat on the grass next to her."He's more experienced, but he doesn't know everything." you start. "He'll be right about some things and wrong about others. So would you. Neither way is absolutely right or wrong. But if you want to make the village better, you can't just step aside. We both know you could help this village quite a lot if you have the drive. You don't want to be the same as your grandfather anyway, with you as Tsuchikage, we could have a great relationship between our villages. Just prove yourself to your grandfather by holding true to your beliefs, and showing him how it can be a great change for the village. Then you'll make a great Tsuchikage someday. I even think you could pull off the hat."Kurotsuchi stares for the sky a bit longer before sitting back up, a smile creeping on her face."Well, obviously I wasn't just going to give up." she grins. "I'll show him, and you, and everyone else how you really run a village. Just you wait. After I learn from everyone else of course."The two of you get up off the grass, and Kurotsuchi turns away from you before speaking again."Anyway, thanks for that." she says a bit more quietly. "Let's hope we can keep improving our relations for a long time."Once she turns back around, a grin rivaling your own is etched across her face."So Kon, you got any plans?" Kurotsuchi asks. "You're not going to be in the village much longer, are you?">A.I'm just going to relax before we leave tomorrow>B.I was planning to get a bit of training in>C.I have no plans at all>D.Other
>>43380478>A.I'm just going to relax before we leave tomorrow
>>43380478>C.I have no plans at all"What about you?"
>>43380478>C.I have no plans at all>>43380498>>43380497>not wanting her to make plans for us
>>43380478>C.I have no plans at all
>>43380478>So... Your place?
>>43380478>>C.I have no plans at allWhy you have something planned?
>>43380478>A. I was just going to relax before we leave tomorrow.>D. How 'bout you?
>>43380478>C.I have no plans at allhow much time before we have to be back to the leaf village? offer to take her out somewhere, use our Jounin salary for a good cause
>>43380550>not making her pay for us using her Tsuchikage-granddaughter street cred
>>43380478>C.I have no plans at all.>>43380507This Anon. I like him.
>We go to Kurotsuchi's place to relax>bang her>Neji watches>She has a kid nine months later>Only the three of us know who it is>until it develops impact release chakra.
>>43380599> We already had married Tenten and had other children before the impact chakra manifested. Setting up the next generation of Ninja shenanigans!
>>43380742>Literally noone expects Kon to be the one to sleep around.>Sasuke just keeps hitting Kon because what the fuck man, why would you do this?
>>43380773a few generations later impact release is the most common kekkei genkai
>>43380478>C.I have no plans at allYou haven't showed me where you live, by the way.
>>43380796This thought scares me.
>>43380832yes she is involved.
>>43380504>>43380507>>43380517>>43380532>>43380550>>43380596>>43380601You don't really have anything to do. You basically were going to go back to the mansion and find some way to occupy your time."I have no plans at all." you admit. "Why?"Kurotsuchi smiles again."Well, I'm sure I'll get plenty of time to see more of your release since we have a chance of working together now." she starts. "So I figured I'd show you around. Come on!"Kurotsuchi leads you around the village, showing you all the sights. Of particular note is that the village has an abundance of interesting architecture. Every building has some unique feature that Kurotsuchi can point out to you. The village is all connected by a series of bridges, and each one is intricately carved with designs and patterns. The entire village was carved out from mountain, and no expense was spared on the details. The fact that Kurotsuchi knows every little facet of the village is astounding. The two of you get some snacks and munch on them as you tour around the village. You eventually come up to the Stone Monument that the Tsuchikage mentioned. It really is just a rock on a pedestal, but they certainly know how to make a rock look significant. As the day winds down, Kurotsuchi leads you to a mountain at the western edge of the village. She begins to scale it, and urges you to follow, insisting that you need to move quick.After a good while climbing, the two of you reach the summit just as the sun begins to set. The view from your perch is absolutely breathtaking."Pretty cool spot, right?" Kurotsuchi asks. "Easily the best place to watch the sunset."The two of you take a seat and relax as you watch the sky change colors with the fading light."Well, that's my village." Kurostuchi sighs. "It's not much, but it's home. I hope you found something about it to enjoy. I mean, you'll come back often, right?">A.It's great, I'll be coming back as often as possible>B.When I get a chance>C.Other
>>43381055>CWith someone like you here, how could I resist?
>>43381055>>A.It's great, I'll be coming back as often as possible
>>43381055>A.It's great, I'll be coming back as often as possible
>>43381055>B.When I get a chance"Seeing how I'm the only one in the Leaf who's been able to convince your Grandfather of anything, I think I'll have plenty of chances."
>>43381055A> she's just trying to get village secrets from us
>>43381055>A.It's great, I'll be coming back as often as possible."Thanks for showing it to me, I feel very lucky."
>>43381055>C.OtherStill have my responsibilities as a Jonin of the Leaf, but yeah I'd like that. Between my father's clan and you this feels like a second home.
You know what would be hilarious/the worst? We use all this as basically scouting intel for an inevitable betrayal of the Stone Village, just as the Tsuchikage feared.
>>43380478>>A.I'm just going to relax before we leave tomorrow
>>43381225But that would stop the waifuing and we wouldn't want that.
>>43381055>C. this one>>43381089
>>43381089>>43381055fukken this lmao
>>43381055>A.It's great, I'll be coming back as often as possible. You should visit me more on the Leaf. I'll miss you there.
As often as I can, hey when your the Kage maybe you can make a Leaf embassy or something so I can stick around longer. It's nice to come here for more reasons than just my dads family>do that head tilt smile thingI hope we can catch up more often now we have a little arraignment going on
>>43381097>>43381106>>43381112>>43381117>>43381124>>43381135>>43381152>>43381181Between Kurotsuchi and your father's clan, they've really been able to sell you on this whole place."It's great, I'll be coming back as often as possible." you insist. "I've still got my responsibilities as a Leaf Jonin, but since I seem to be the only one who can convince your grandfather of anything, I think I'll get plenty of opportunities. Thanks for showing me around. Between you and my father's clan, this really does feel like a second home.""Well, I'm glad you had a good time. I enjoyed myself as well." Kurotsuchi responds. "Hopefully the next time you visit it can be purely for leisure, and we don't have any issues like this time. I know I'm looking forward to it."As the sun finishes setting, the two of you make your way back down the mountain and to the Bakutsugi mansion. Kurotsuchi has a mission tomorrow, and can't see you off, but she wishes you a good night and says that she hopes to see you again soon.As you enter the mansion, you make your way to the common room to find Neji, Deikida, and Katsuki sitting at a table playing cards. Your relatives seem to be giving Neji a hard time about cheating using his byakugan, but they're laughing, so it's likely all in good fun.You approach them at the table.>A.Mind if I join?>B.You're not cheating are you, Neji?>C.Hey guys, let off him a bit>D.Other
>>43381508>A.Mind if I join?S'all in good fun.
>>43381508>A.Mind if I join?
>>43381508>>A.Mind if I join?
>>43381508>B.You're not cheating are you, Neji?
>>43381508>You sneaky fuck, Neji.>A.Mind if I join?
>>43381508>D.Other"Is Neji cheating again? You gotta keep an eye on him at all times"
>>43381508>>D.OtherAsk if Neji can actually use byakugan to cheat at a card game.
>>D Neji could you even do that? Care to let another in anyways?
>>43381508>>B.You're not cheating are you, Neji?
I hope we get back to the village this thread, so psyched for the Orochimaru raid....I wonder if some time in the future we could try to steal Kakuzu's forbidden technique....
>>43381529>>43381541>>43381547>>43381548>>43381555>>43381570Neji could easily cheat with the byakugan, but he's not the kind of guy who would do that. He's too straight-laced for that."Mind if I join?" you ask as you take a seat at the table."Not at all, Kon!" Katsuki says as he deals you a hand. "We're just giving Neji here a hard time, guy needs to loosen up a little!"Deikida laughs as she leans toward Neji with her cards. "Hey, it's kind of a strain on my one eye to keep reading these cards hand after hand, so can you do it for me? I mean, your eyes can handle two people's worth of looking easy, I'm sure."Despite everything, Neji's calm is as unwavering as ever. The four of you play through a few hands, before Deikida addresses you."So Kon, how'd the meeting go?" she asks. "Are we good to fight the Akatsuki? Tell me we are, I'm raring to go.">A.That's right. The villages will be working together against Akatsuki>B.The Tsuchikage said we are, but I don't have any details for you>C.For now. The Tsuchikage is reluctant to work with another village for long>D.Are you sure you should be getting so excited to fight them?>E.Other
>>43381915>A.That's right. The villages will be working together against Akatsuki
>>43381915>A.That's right. The villages will be working together against Akatsuki>D.Are you sure you should be getting so excited to fight them?
>>43381915>B. Tsuchikage said we are, but I'm sure it'll be a nice, long, drawn out correspondence before anything actually happens. The man's stubbornness lives up to the reputation.
Two questions. How old is deikida?Could we put impact chakra into the playing cards and be gambit?
>>43381942>>43381953>>43381965Once again, there's that eagerness of hers. Most people you know wouldn't be psyching themselves up to face dangerous criminals."That's right." you tell her. "The villages will be working together against Akatsuki.""Yes!" Deikida stands up and throws her winning hand down on the table. "Hey, I better get to come when you get a team together! Don't be leaving me out!""Relax, Deikida. It's probably a ways off yet." Katsuki insists. "We've got to wait for the old man, after all. Anyway, good job Kon. I knew you could do it. You are certainly becoming a bridge for our villages. Don't let the pressure get to you!"Katsuki laughs, and you all continue to play. After a few more hands, you all decide to turn in for the night. You and Neji return to your guest room and make sure your things are in order for tomorrow morning. Before you both turn in for bed, Neji poses a question."Kon, you seem to be very comfortable here." he says. "Your family all treat you well, and you're even on good terms with the Tsuchikage and his granddaughter. I don't have much issue, but a ninja with such a connection to a village not his own is strange. I just want to know your thoughts. What are your plans for the future here?">A.Well they all like me, so I don't see why I shouldn't visit frequently>B.I could definitely be an asset for the village by being a go between>C.I actually have some interests here>D.Nothing much, I don't have any plans concerning here specifically>E.Other
>>43382367>B.I could definitely be an asset for the village by being a go between
>>43382220She's 16Kurotsuchi is 18 by the wayYou could, but it wouldn't make you gambit, you'd need explosion for that
>>43382367>A.Well they all like me, so I don't see why I shouldn't visit frequently
>>43382367>C.I actually have some interests heresince i was able to partial bridge the gap between the leaf and stone it gives me hope that i can to the same with the other villages
>>43382367>E. I'd like the villages to be allied enough that loyalty to one is like loyalty to the other. Failing that, I'd like to avoid open warfare.
>>43382367>A.Well they all like me, so I don't see why I shouldn't visit frequently>B.I could definitely be an asset for the village by being a go between
>>43382367B with a smattering of A.
>>43382367 Deikada wants to know all about what we are doing about the akatsuki and wants to be on the same team as someone who has a hard counter to an akatsuki member from the stone. Obvious shadowruns are obvious. Which means the whole thing obviously is a red herring WHICH MEANS IT ISN'T >>43382367>>B.I could definitely be an asset for the village by being a go between>>C.I actually have some interests here
>>43382458Well, considering she helped us learn how to counter said akatsuki member...
>>43382578 ONLY SO SHE CAN UNDERSTAND HOW TO COUNTER OUR COUNTER
>>43382367My loyalty is to the leaf, they raised me, they taught me and above all they made me what I am today.I do have feeling for this place, but my loyalty to to the Leaf and peace for all
>>43382399>>43382406>>43382423>>43382446>>43382455>>43382458You're not exactly sure what you plan to do, but surely there's a way for everyone to benefit from the villages having one person who is in good with both."Well, they all like me, so I don't see why I shouldn't visit frequently." you start. "I could definitely be an asset for the village by being a go between. And well, I kind of like it here too.""I see." Neji responds. "I know you have good intentions, and as far as I've seen, they're good people here. But you should be careful that people don't get the wrong idea. People have been accused of treason for less. I can guess at your feelings, though. No one can spurn a place where they're made to feel welcome. Just don't forget everyone at home in the Leaf."It's weird to hear that kind of thing from Neji, he's never sentimental. He's usually as stoic in demeanor as he is stone-faced. The two of go to bed and get to sleep. The next morning, you eat breakfast and leave the mansion. Katsuki and Deikida see you off at the gate."Oi, come on back soon, you hear?" Deikida calls as she waves you off. "And not just you Kon, you come visit too, Neji! I'll get some fireworks together and we can set 'em off. We'll have a blast!""I'll see if I can make it down to the Leaf soon." Katsuki tells you. "I really want to meet this other uncle of yours. So keep a table open for me, you hear?"You wave goodbye to the two of them, and head back towards the village. Once you get back, you'll have to get ready straight away again. It'll be time for your biggest mission yet.>End of Chapter 38Running again on SundayTwitter is@LazeQM
>>43382958Now ancient Sasuke/Hinata confrontation when? Timeskip cursemark Hinata fight when? How OP will she be?
>>43383001I figure Neji's not going to be the top fighter from the Hyuuga Clan anymore, and that he's definitely not the only one making new abilities up.
>>43383001I really should write thoseI'll try to work up some motivation tomorrowSoonModerately
>>43382958Thanks for running Laze!I feel like we achieved stuff this time around. Assuming the Stonekage didn't just fob us off with a promise of aid with the intent to do *absolutely nothing*.Also, it's easy to forget that Naruto essentially takes place in a what, five-way Cold War.
>>43383043Don't worry, Laze.You can always tide anon over with a fic of Kuro schlicking herself to thoughts of Kon's "Kekkei Genkai". And by that I mean his actual kekkei genkai.
>>43383043Are we gonna have to Distract Naruto so that they can have their fight?
>>43383043 SOON MODERATELY
>>43383095I don't think there's a time frame in existence that I could work up the motivation to write that>>43383097There will be quite a few things happening at onceAs Mini likes to sayThings will get cuhrazy
>>43383043Something i have noticed Laze, the amount of music used in the background for the posts has dropped to near zilch.I really liked the music so could you bring it back?
>>43383171>MiniNeeds to run his bloody quest more often.
>>43383171>As Mini likes to say>cuhrazyHe doesn't get to use that word until he brings the CUHRAZEE back, even if his naruto quest IS good. I need my cuhrayzee man. I need it. NEED IT. NEEED.
>>43383179I got really lazyLike before, I could just use whatever was in the equivalent or a similar scene, but now I actually have to think about what to use, not to mention I didn't really watch much of Shippuden, so I'm missing a lot of context for the tracksBut I'll do it anonNow that I know someone actually liked that and I wasn't wasting my time
>>43383216 Do you want me to sift through shippuden songs of note and organize them according to where they could possibly be used / general theme?
So at this rate, do we have a chance of stumbling into the position of Hokage? Not any time soon, but after Kakashi perhaps*
>>43383314 So that you don't have to?
>>43383330Who said Kakashi is ever gonna be Hokage anon?
>>43383314That would actually be really helpful>>43383330Given how young Itachi is, Kakashi is not likely to become HokageAs for you, you could make a bid for it if you wantBut would you really do that to your little bro?
Hey Laze what are the chances of usA) learning 1 handed sealsB) use two at once to form a combo move
>>43383361>>43383378I forgot Itachi was Hokage in this storyline. It'd be neat if we eventually become Konohamaru's bodyguard or Jonin Commander, which I think was brought up a while back.Here's hoping our clan doesn't knife us before then.
Does kuro have a little bit of a crush o use yet? Also is neji legit worried we are gonna go full turn coat, we are Leaf through and through?
>>43383378Well i cannot guarantee anything by Sunday, but i will make a list for you.Get an ask account as well so A. people can ask questions at any time that can eventually get around to whenever, and B. i can PM you the list by submitting it as a question.Kill two birds and all that. I don't know of another way to PM you without you giving me something.
>>43383477He can change his settings on Twitter to allow people to message him that he isn't following, or he can follow you until everything's done.
>>43383528True enough. But i don't want him to follow me, and have myself be revealed. I guess i can just Give him an alt account
>>43383438If you put the time in, very good. Like I said, it could take months thoughYou could only use jutsu of two different natures at the same time if they are your components for your combination release, otherwise no>>43383468MaybeNeji doesn't think so, he's just worried about what other people might thinkAlso in case you haven't noticed, you're awkwardly his best and only friend>>43383477ThanksDo I really have to? I mean that's another thing for me to keep track ofCan't you just message the twitter?
>>43383563Change your setting so anyone can PM you and sure. Of course you have to figure that out...
>>43383650Alright, I set it
>>43383563...kek. Wow. We really need to train with him more often.
>>43383719All of the ANBU he works with are way older than him, and he never hangs out with anybodyHe volunteered to come so he could hang out with youHe still felt weird calling himself your friend though, like he was lying
>>43383776Neji a cute
>>43383776God, girls would gobble that up.
>>43383776He should come with us more often. I could totally see him and Kon being assigned an A-rank mission like 'Protect Official From Assassins.'Which would also be fun to play out.
>>43383776Maybe he feels like he hasn't done enough to actually call himself our friend. Sad, Neji has been a pretty cool guy in this story, i guess he is just lonely being both a hyuuga non-main branch member and an ANBU. >>43383687Sweet, will PM stuff at some point when i stop listening and start organizing.
Ok plan for the Future, chill with neji some more to give him friends, learn 1 handed seals so we can solo combo moves (like learn water+lightning)Train with Tenten, give Rock Lee a rematch and learn tome team work moves with Sauske and Kiba
Do we have a theme song for Kon yet
>>43383852We should also chill with Shino at some point, if we have the time. Guy needs more love. And I suppose if we want to get with Tenten it would be good to be friendly with her team mates.
>>43383883Mass Destruction from P3
This is for when inevitably Kon goes full angry Monkey mode and starts to wreak shit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9auW9Dl7MTw
Is this pretty much a fair ranking of the villages as of right now?>High tierKonoha, Kumo>Mid tierIwa>Low tierSuna, Kiri>Rainshit tierAme
>>43384023I'd say so, Sand has it a bit worse than Mist though
>>43384053And Hanzo the Coward is still alive, yes?
>>43384061Why would he be alive
>>43384104Wasn't he alive up until only a few weeks before Pain's invasion? I dunno.
>>43384127No, he was dead before the timeskip
>>43384143Is Gato's murder ever gonna come back on us?
>>43384183Not likelyThe only people that care are members of crime rings that you will likely never interact withAnd it's not like the Leaf is really going to miss the little bit of business they could potentially have offered
>>43384023Kumo should be mid-tier. Konoha only becomes on par with them after Pain's invasion.
>>43384228But I think it'd be cute to just get ambushed on one of our trips by a bunch of grunts who think they're people.
>>43384228>>43384259>They try and attack us when we are date.
>>43384275As fucking ifThey must be really stupid
>rescuing Tenten from a mission gone wrong when?
>>43384804I'm waiting for them to meet up and both be like "so who do you like more" and Kon spills his explosives over them both while they go "kyyaaaa"
>>43384774>They try and raid our uncles business.
>>43384958>>43384865>>43384774>>43384275hahaha such silly enemies
>>43384865Honestly with Tenten approaching Shirou density, I'd be hard pressed not to say Kurotsuchi at this point. I mean maybe if Tenten managed to be involved in the narrative again, or showed any interest in anything about Kon without needing him to literally show up at her house she'd still be an option.
>>43387381she has literally no interest in Kon, Laze has even had to spell it out for you.
>>43387400I'm not contesting the fact. Just pointing out that a girl so oblivious to and uninvolved with the protagonist would be a shit romance option anyway.
>>43387452>tfw rooting for Fuu>Tfw Shino got her firstoh well..
>>43387577It's ok, Kuro faction is recruiting
>>43387618I will wait for other girls like two tail jichurikis
>>43387697Might as well hold out for waifuing Kaguya at the rate things are going.
>>43387618With Temari never having been an option, Tayuya being dead, Fuu getting Shino'd, Tenten being oblivious, Anko being married, and our protagonist being born like a hundred years too late for Mito, what alternative is there?
>>43387452Somehow I get the feeling that that whole development exists just so we didn't waifu so early
>>43387864>Temari never having been an optionShe probably could have been, but people were too content to let nature run its course on that oneThat was back when everyone thought we were gonna be on perpetual rails parallel to the series too
>>43387917I was hoping for all those filler villains to go up against...
>>43387917Granted I'm in no way upset that Temari and Shikamaru seem to be playing out as in canon, but that's part of why she was never an option. Too many people actually like that pairing, because there was groundwork for it in canon.
Do you think Naruto is implanting the Zero-Tails into Hinata? Creepy masked Hinata with byakugan and a power spirit empowering her. Scary.
>>43388070Given Laze's apparent deathly allergy with non canon material I doubt itGetting him to even do the movie was like pulling teeth
Last post for best dango.