>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
>>43414320Get the Kon on, yeah! I was worried it was not gonna be on today
>>43414320The hype is real.
>>43414320Who wants fried Snake?
>>43414320Hell yeah! It's time! Let's kick Orochimaru's ass.
After a few day's travel, you and Neji return to the Village Hidden in the Leaves. Immediately after arriving, the two of you report the results of your trip to Itachi. He's quite satisfied with the outcome and assures you that with this, the villages will have more chances to forge relations in the future.Itachi then calls three more people into the room. It's Sasuke, Haku, and Captain Tenzo."You five are the team that will raid Orochimaru's compound." the Hokage explains. "In addition to this being a highly skilled group, I thought it would be appropriate. If Orochimaru is so interested in bloodlines, then we'll have him witness the full power of all the Leaf's kekkei genkai firsthand."Afterwards, you head home and tell your uncle all about your trip. He's glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. He's also anxious to meet your other uncle, claiming that he sounds like a fun time.The next morning, you leave your house after a nice breakfast. You've been left to your own devices until it's time for the mission. You have a week until then.>A.Go train alone>B.Go look for somebody>C.Go to a specific place>D.Other
>>43414472>>A.Go train aloneNo waifu this time. We are going against a sannin. We train now.
>>43414472I'm guessing a week isn't enough to go to monkey mountain to train, so.>A.Go train alone
>>43414472Talk to Haku about 1 handed seals
>>43414472>D. Recruit Sasuke for developing a combined jutsu using various elemental releases and Heavenly Lance.
actually 1 week is hard to train new things, why don't we gather the team and practice combos and get tips from each other?
>>43414472>A.Go train alonelets try making a senbon out of our release
>>43414472>B.Go look for somebodyOur new team. We've worked with all of them before, but never all of them at once. Let's get some coordination going, work out how to best use our talents together.
>>43414576Seconding this. We must all hang together, or we will surely hang separately.
>>43414472D. if we havent already get uncle to teach us how to cook
>>43414472These >>43414576 >>43414559
i'm just going to put this out here that i think we are over relying on the heavenly lance and our barrier
>>43414737We all agree, but 1 week is not enought to learn new releases. The game plan is learn a water release and a fire one, then master 1 handed techniques so we can combo releases solo. Laze confirmed we can do this if we train (month per technique so in 6 months we could combo lighting/water and fire/wind)
>>43414737Well, the series is pretty supportive of the idea that mastering a few jutsu is better than being a dabbler in a dozen. So it's not a terrible thing that we're relying on them so much. But I agree we need to expand our arsenal a bit more. I'd like to learn some more Lightning and Wind techniques, personally.
>>43414559>>43414576>>43414598>>43414687You decide to track down the rest of the team to practice your coordination. You've worked with everyone before, but now you'll all be working together.You find Sasuke and Haku fairly easily, then manage to track down Neji as he's training and put the idea out to him."I'm all for honing our team cohesiveness. I will join you." Neji answers. "However, Captain Tenzo is unlikely to be able to join us, he has a lot of things on his plate. I'm sure we'll manage.""I'm excited for us to work as a team." Haku says. "Is there something in particular you wanted to train, Kon?">A.Just wanted us all to be aware of each other's capabilities>B.I was hoping we'd be able to come up with some cool combination moves>C.Other
>>43414887>>A.Just wanted us all to be aware of each other's capabilities>B.I was hoping we'd be able to come up with some cool combination moves
>>43414805No, that's not what I said. No one can use more than one chakra nature at a time unless it's their kekkei genkai. That's why the Third makes shadow clones when he uses multiple elements. You could learn one handed seals, but you could only use Wind and Lightning simultaneously.
>>43414887>>A.Just wanted us all to be aware of each other's capabilities
>>43414887Priority to combos, we know each other tricks to an extent.>use impact chakra to launch people at targets
>>43414936oooooh shit ok my bad, sorry Laze
>>43414887>B.I was hoping we'd be able to come up with some cool combination movesGuys, as someone considering doing a naruto quest, what kind of protag interests you ability-wise?
>>43414887we should start with understanding>A.Just wanted us all to be aware of each other's capabilitiesthen we should practice synergies and tactics for using our releases together
>>43414887>A.>C. I'd also like to see how my release does against other chakra natures. I know it's draining to defend against fire, and it plows right through earth, but Air, water, and lightning are still unknown.
>>43414887>>43414887AI actually want B but I don't see how that's happening without A first.
>>43414887>A.Just wanted us all to be aware of each other's capabilities>C.OtherDevelop tactics based on our capabilities, too. I'm thinking Kon and Tenzo hang back for ranged support and battlefield shaping, Haku and Neji take the role of melee skirmishers, and Sasuke strikes at targets of opportunity given his jutsus's nature as powerful moves requiring a setup.
>>43414887>B.I was hoping we'd be able to come up with some cool combination moves
>>43414972go for the random generation thing, roll randomly for nature(s), would be kinda cool to use a genjutsu/tijutsu protag some day. Character interaction is key to build a character though
>>43414946>use impact chakra to launch people at targetsOh man, we should team up with Lee at some point.
>>43415021Kon is a front-line defense. He belongs right in the middle, where his attacks can take aim and where others can hide behind him for defense. If the team falls back, he stays in place and delivers the most fucking painful ever melee blows to the enemy.Side note, it'll have been three weeks since we placed or order, how is that going?
>>43415034>genjutsu protagIf Mini would fucking run more often, we'd have that already
>>43415093Aww, give Mini a break Anon. I'm really enjoying his quest too, but he's (probably?) a busy guy, and it would be a lot of time and effort to run.
>>43415093Only issue i have with Mini is we seem really behind everyone else at this point, im hoping for some proper training after this chuunin exam bits over
>>43415216eh, i like the underdog point of view myself
Sorry guys, I go some errands to run real quickShouldn't be long, give me a few minutes
>>43415234Yeah but i just feel like we should have a few more abilities at this point.
>>43414934>>43414940>>43414976>>43415013>>43415018>>43415021While the idea of coming up with some combination jutsu is tempting, it's more important that you all can work together effectively."I just wanted us to be aware of each other's capabilities." you say. "This mission is going to require us all to work together as effectively as possible.""Agreed." Sasuke adds. "Who knows what we might face, heading into the heart of Orochimaru's lair. We need to all be able to rely on each other, or it'll end badly."The four of you spend the week preparing. You all become aware of each other's fighting styles and how to best cover up each other's weaknesses, and play to each other's strengths.Neji is obviously the group's foremost close range fighter. With ranged support from any single one of you, he can likely lock down nearly any opponent with little effort. He has absurd mobility and defense, and isn't likely to ever be taken by surprise.With all his training, Haku is now able to switch freely between his ice jutsu and his sword. This versatility makes him a fierce combatant at nearly any range. His ice jutsu are also great for limiting the enemy's mobility, leaving them open to attacks. The sword is large enough to be used both offensively and defensively, and Haku makes sure to take advantage of the fact.Sasuke is the same as you remember him, but better. While competent at close range, his plethora of jutsu and his skill with them make him even deadlier further away. He can track enemy movements, and choose a fitting jutsu for nearly any situation, a trait he emulated from Kakashi Sensei. Like your sensei, you have no doubt that he can face any opponent, and find an opening in their defense.You still don't know how Captain Tenzo will fit into your team strategy, but with how well the four of you are working together, you're feeling extremely confident. By the end of the week, your team is performing seamlessly.>continued
>>43415648On the last day before the mission, Neji and Sasuke tell you that they have to bow out of training early."I have something that I need to address before it's too late." Sasuke says. "I'll see you tomorrow.""I also have pressing business." Neji adds. "You may keep training if you like, or relax for this last evening."The two of them take off. They seem like they were both anxious about something, which is strange."Well, Kon?" Haku looks to you. "Do you want to train some more, or take the evening off? I'm fine either way, of course.">A.Let's keep training>B.Let's just relax>C.I need to go see someone>D.I wonder what those two are up to>E.Other
>>43415741>B.Let's just relax>D.I wonder what those two are up to
>>43415741>>B.Let's just relax>D.I wonder what those two are up to
>>43415741>D. I wonder what those two are up to...>E. "Sasuke's probably going to his family, but I can't think of what Neji's doing. Wanna spy on one of them? It could be good last-minute stealth training."
>>43415741>C.I need to go see someoneQuick visit to Tenten? Dangerous mission coming up after all, be worth at least saying hello and checking how she's been doing with her training.I know we're ninjas, but they both deserve some privacy. We don't have to spy all the time.
>>43415741They are likely prepping in case Orochimaru tries to get their eyes or something. Visit itachi, find out if there are any on the down low orders for us.Failing that Haku and us eat at ours and we have an early night. try to nut out what those two were up to.
>>43415741>>A.Let's keep trainingLet them deal with their own business. We still have a ways to go.
>>43415741>A.Let's keep trainingmainly just light training like hand to hand and what not
>>43415741C. I need to go see tenten and check if my bracers are in. Theyd be a great help here.
>>43415741>B.Let's just relaxSave our strength for the mission tomorrow and bro it up with Haku.
>>43415741>D.I wonder what those two are up toI'm taking the hook
>>43415741>>B.Let's just relax>D.I wonder what those two are up to> E. You know, Orochimaru is a Akatsuki member. What if he is not alone in there? I mean, besides Kabuto. If he is with Sasori or Kakuzu, or Hidan, we'll be in serious danger. We need to prepare for this scenario. Haku, in this case, i need you to use your ice mirrors to trap one of them and keep them apart from each other. Do you think you can do that?
>>43415754>>43415773>>43415787>>43415844>>43415846>>43415876Relaxing sounds appealing right now. This mission will likely not give you any respite for the next while."Let's just take the evening off." you suggest. "We'll be glad we did come tomorrow."As you and Haku leave the training ground, curiosity creeps over you."I wonder what those two are doing." you wonder to yourself out loud."Why don't we find out?" Haku asks. "I mean, we should know. Don't want our team's cohesiveness to suffer, after all."The two of you are able to stealthily track down Neji and Sasuke, who strangely enough ended up going to the same place. They are standing along with Lord Jiraiya, as Lady Tsunade sits on a bench."This is quite the meeting we've stumbled upon." Haku whispers. "I can't imagine what might have prompted this.">A.Let's listen in from here>B.Whatever it is, we should join in>C.I think we should leave, it's not our business>D.Other
>>43416115>A.Let's listen in from hereplan bad disguise is go
>>43416115>A.Let's listen in from hereWe actually get to do ninja things now.
>>43416115Goddamn it just because we're ninja doesn't mean we have to spy on our own teammates.>C.I think we should leave, it's not our business
>>43416115>B.Whatever it is, we should join in.Neji will notice us. Unless you have a way to remain undetected.
>>43416194this, what the fuck are we doing?curiosity != 'hurr time to spy on my friends'
>>43416115>>C.I think we should leave, it's not our businessWe should leave. Yes, I want to know what this is about. Possibly slightly bitter that we weren't invited because it's probably interesting and important.Doesn't mean we should be here.
>>43416115I want to take the bait but>C.I think we should leave, it's not our businessDo you not remember the Chunin Exams?
>>43416115>C.I think we should leave, it's not our business
>>43416115>D. Unless you have a way to dodge Neji's Byakugan we oughta leave.
>>43416115>A. Let's listen in from here>Okay, you make a one-way ice mirror angled towards the ground, and I'll make a sound-proof barrier.
>>43416115>>C.I think we should leave, it's not our businessWe shouldn't get distracted right now. We must focus on the mission. Let's leave them to their secrets. As long as they are not trying to redeem Orochimaru because he was their friends, it is not my... our problem.
>>43416115>>A.Let's listen in from hereI really hope we don't fug this up
>>43416266Good point. Anyone got any ideas?
Guys, let's just have a monkey listen in on it.
>>43416194>>43416244>>43416253>>43416256>>43416325As curious as you are, you don't feel right spying on them like this. They may not have wanted you to know about this, and it's their right."I think we should leave, it's not our business." you whisper to Haku. "If they want us to know what happens, they'll tell us.""Alright Kon, if that's how you feel." Haku smiles. "We wouldn't want to impose on anyone, I suppose. Let's go."The two of you leave and head to your uncle's restaurant, where you relax and chat over dinner. Afterwards, Haku leaves and you turn in early to get a good night's sleep.The next morning, you meet up with the rest of the team at the village gate. This is the first time you've seen Tenzo since last week, but he looks like he's ready to lead you all."Alright everybody, this mission is crucial." Tenzo insists. "Are we all ready?">A.We are. We've been training together for the last week>B.We've been training together, but we'll have to readjust to account for you in our strategy, Captain>C.There's something I need to address first>D.Other
>>43416497Who is Tenzo?
>>43416497>>A.We are. We've been training together for the last week
>>43416497>B.We've been training together, but we'll have to readjust to account for you in our strategy, Captain
>>43416518That was the name Yamato used before being Yamato. He never got renamed in this timeline.
>>43416497>B.>D. So, Sasuke, Neji, what was so important you had to meet with Jaraiya and Tsunade?
>>43416518Yamato. Also known as Woody or NotKakashi. Or Experiment Number Whatever to snakey.
>>43416540Great, who is Yamato->>43416546Thank you!
>>43416558Kind of weird that we're doing an ironic "show the bloodline fanatic the power of the Leaf's bloodlines" when one of us only has that bloodline thanks to said fanatic's experiments.
>>43416529>>43416554>>43416555>>43416562One thing that's bothered you is that the entire team except the leader has been practicing together. You hope it doesn't cause the group to trip up."We've been training together, but we'll have to readjust to account for you in our strategy, Captain." you answer."Don't you worry about me." Tenzo responds. "If all of you can work together seamlessly, then I can find out how best to lead you. We're all highly skilled shinobi here, and we can react to things as they come. Now let's move. We need to be in the Rice Country in three days."It's a grueling pace. The five of you are traveling about as fast as possible to make your time. Eventually you do arrive, and settle down in a clearing that you find in the forest."Good pace, everyone." the Captain praises. "Make sure to get some rest tonight. Tomorrow we hit Orochimaru with everything we've got."The five of you stay alert, but try to conserve energy as the day winds down.>A.Talk to someone>B.Prepare something>C.Go do some scouting>D.Just conserve all your energy for tomorrow>E.Other
>>43416793>D.Just conserve all your energy for tomorrow
>>43416793>>D.Just conserve all your energy for tomorrow
>>43416793>D.Just conserve all your energy for tomorrowLet's prepare some impact tags and put them in our bracers/arms, so we can use them quickly even if they somehow manage to prevent us from making hand seals. Also>E. Neji, maybe you should use your Byakugan to scout the area.
>>43416793Conserve energy for tomorrow, but openly ask everyone, so what are the key objectives here, any secondaries?
For some reason, snce we've met Kon's family, i can only imagine him as Eli/Liquid Snake from MGS. Also>>43416793>>D.Just conserve all your energy for tomorrow
>>43416793>A. Ask Sasuke what he and Neji were meeting the Sannin about.
>>43416809>>43416824>>43416831>>43416859>>43416862>>43416864You decide to conserve as much energy as you can for tomorrow. Everyone else does the same, as there's no talking amongst your camp all night. You just make sure you have your Impact tags on hand. You all sleep in shifts and stay alert while at the same time trying to get as well rested as possible.In the morning, you all get ready and head out. As you approach the compound, Tenzo outlines the objectives."We are looking to deal a blow to the Akatsuki, so ideally, we'll be able to kill Orochimaru." the Captain starts. "Any underlings he has that are of note, say, Hinata Hyuuga, we should be trying to take into custody if possible, but we shouldn't compromise our primary mission for it."The five of you approach a recess in the ground, with stone stairs leading down to a large door."Here we go, boys." Tenzo says. "Let the mission begin. Neji, you're up.">A.Follow>B.Take point instead, go in first>C.Suggest another method>D.Other
>>43417112>A.FollowBracing for epic.
>>43417112>>A.FollowBe ready to throw up a barrier if Neji gives us the word. I presume this is a thing we practiced.
Follow, stick to the plan
>>43417130>>43417134>>43417150>>43417151>>43417156>>43417159https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STH2xWjdYwI&index=7&list=PLCAX4az9U5wgLq_gvwVeoA3mZEI79NfQSNeji enters the building first, and the rest of you file in after him.It's a ways before you come to a room, the entrance is a particularly long hallway that winds down into the earth. When you do come to a room, it's an extremely large, open one with a pool of water in the middle. There are several hallways leading in different directions from this room, and no particular markings as for where they lead."These hallways all lead to groups of people, and I can't discern them apart." Neji says. "We'll have to try going down a few. Though I don't know how much time we can spare."Just then, you all hear a crackling sound and a voice from the ceiling."Hey guys, welcome." a familiar voice greets you. It's Kabuto. "I'm sure you're eager to meet Lord Orochimaru, but I'm afraid I won't just be giving you directions. You'll have to find your way around on your own. Though now that you're here, it might be a good idea to relocate. I think I'll pack up some thing while you're wandering around. Who knows, maybe we'll bump into each other? Anyway, enjoy yourselves!"There's another crackle, then silence."If they're planning to get away, we need to hurry." Sasuke says. "We'll never find them searching one hallway at a time. If one of us runs into Orochimaru, the fighting will be sure to alert the others.""If one of us is caught alone by Orochimaru, they're dead." Tenzo retorts. "No doubt about it. We stay together.">A.We don't have time, we need to split up>B.We should stay together, stick to the plan>C.Suggest going in teams>D.Other
>>43417421>C.Suggest going in teams2 and 3
>>43417421>C.Suggest going in teams
Teams seems the only viable option, 2 and tenzo and the other 2 plus a tenzo wood clone
>>43417421>>C.Suggest going in teamsTenzo and Sasuke on one, Kon, Neji and Haku on the other.
>>43417421>C.Suggest going in teamssuaceman, us and haku in one and Tenzo and Neji in the other
>>43417421>>43417482 Sounds good.
>>43417482Solid plan, voting for this.
Really hoping we had the brains to wear masks so they don't id us instantly.
>>43417582I don't think that's really necessary. Tenzo he didn't ID in canon until he used Wood Release, so he probably doesn't know who he is. Sasuke and Neji aren't identifiable as anything other than a Hyuuga and Uchiha, in this timeline. Haku would find a mask useless due to carrying a giant highly distinctive sword. Kon's the only one who could be ID'd, and I don't think he particularly cares.
>>43417482Sasuke has a point, but it is too dangerous to be exploring this place alone. Perhaps there is another way."We should split into two teams." you suggest. "We'll cover twice as much ground, and still be able to handle ourselves.""It'll have to do." Tenzi relents. "We do need to move fast. I'll have a Wood Clone go with the team of two."Tenzo forms a hand sign, and a copy of him form itself out of wood from his body."Kon, the clone will go with you and Haku." the Captain explains. "I'll go with Sasuke and Neji. If either team meets with Orochimaru, the other needs to know as soon as possible.""There are a number of hallways leading from this room, but they really only lead to three separate wings." Neji adds. "We can cover two of them at once with these groups. We'll just have to hope we chose the right directions.">A.Go to the left wing>B.Go to the right wing>C.Go to the central wing
>>43417724>A.Go to the left wing
>>43417724>>A.Go to the left wingWe go left, they go right.
Swing left, so it begins
>>43417732>>43417736>>43417785>>43417787>>43417788You decide on going to the left."Then we'll go right." Sasuke says. "One of our groups will inevitably need to catch up to the other, so let's move quickly."You and Haku, accompanied by Tenzo's clone, head down one of the left hallways. There are rooms jutting out in every direction, but they are mostly storage, it seems. You don't run into anyone yet, and you come to a room that isn't really a room. It's more of a pit with a door on either side. You can't see the bottom. Looking up, you can't see the top either. You could go back and find some other way around, or you could find a way to cross.>A.Go around, it's not worth the effort>B.Have Haku make a bridge>C.Other
>>43417905>B.Have Haku make a bridgeRemember to include railings, though, please.
>>43417905>C.OtherCan't we just... run along the wall to the other side? Probably no need for a whole bridge.
>>43417905>>B.Have Haku make a bridge
>>43417945Supporting this. Making a whole bridge seems like a waste of chakra.
>>43417945Oh yeah, that's a good point. We can walk on walls. There might be some sort of anti-chakra coating to prevent walking on them, but we should at least check first.
>>43417905Pick up Haku bridal style and use impact chakra in our feet to boost over, in theory that don't use alot
>>43417905>C. Obvious genjutsu is obvious break it
>>43418001>There might be some sort of anti-chakra coating to prevent walking on them, but we should at least check first.Oh, fuck - we should probably check for traps in general. Kai that shit and/or send a clone?
>>43418028Yeah I'm suggesting attempt to break the genjutsu first
Attempt to dispell the illusion, then go with the other plans, the Haku bridal jump sound fun though
What are Haku's stat's like?
>>43417945After making sure that the room is not a genjutsu, you decide to just walk your way around to the other side over the wall. You step out of the entrance way and make sure you can get footing, then start walking. Haku and the wood clone follow you.About halfway around, you feel the walls rumbling. It feels like something is approaching from above you. That's when it hits you. This isn't a pit, it's a tunnel.A giant snake comes into view as it starts to descend toward your group.>A.Run for the exit>B.Try to slow it down as you escape>C.Fight it>D.Other
>>43418123I'll add them after this thread, when I update the pastebin
>>43418135>>B.Try to slow it down as you escape
>>43418135>>A.Run for the exitIf in doubt, leg it out.
>>43418135>A.Run for the exitIt only now occured to me that we are a jonin and dont know the bodyflicker technique
>>43418135>B.Try to slow it down as you escape
>>43418135>A.Run for the exitScarper. This isn't a fight we need to win.
>>43418135>C.Punch it in the face with a mix of Feedback, Chakra-enhanced muscles, and impact chakra punch.We are become One Punch Man.
>>43418135Slap some explosive on it as it passes and we escape through the door. Whomever encounters it next can detonate them
>>43418135>>D.OtherWhen the snake opens its mouth, jump inside it and fuck it up with our release.
Leg it, orochimaru is the target, don't get distracted
Orochimaru summoned the snake. If we kill the snake, we can probably expect orochimaru on the other side.
>>43418272I doubt it. He's fast when it comes to summoning those snakes, he's probably moved on already. And that's assuming the snake wasn't one he already had just lying around. Orochimaru always has at least a few snakes with him. He has so many snakes that he is literally made of snakes at this point.
>>43418135>D.Otherthrow an impact tag at it then keep going
>>43418175>>43418191>>43418193>>43418245You decide to leg it. You don't have time to waste with this thing.You run as fast as you can to the door, the others right behind you. You and Haku make it through fine, but Tenzo's Wood clone loses its legs and half its torso to the snake as it passes by. It takes a couple of minutes to regenerate."The right wing just led to a bunch of cages of Orochimaru's experiments." the clone tells you. "The other team is heading back, they'll either try the center wing, or follow us if we find something."When you're ready again, you all take off. Several uneventful hallways later, the three of you come into an open room with a few tables and chairs strewn about. Sitting at one table are two young men, who look as you enter.One is larger, with orange hair, and the other has light blue hair and razor sharp teeth."Hey, are these the intruders?" the sharp toothed one asks, before getting up with a start. "No way, is that sword what I think it is?">A.Ask who they are>B.Attack first, ask questions later>C.Other
>>43418438oh look its boring characters>B.Attack first, ask questions laterLaser to the head
>>43418438>A.Ask who they are
>>43418438>C. Probably. Hey Haku, you're famous. Maybe we can get by with an autograph.
>>43418438>A.Ask who they are>D. Spot check and prep a fast cast barrier.
>>43418438>C.Other"Yeah, it is. Consider what it means that we have it. So do you want to make trouble or let us pass?"
>>43418438>>A.Ask who they are
>>43418438>C.Otherah so Orochimaru abandoned you to delay us while he flees the compound poor things
Dinner, guysBack in a while
>>43418438Hi, yeah we are nice to meet you. Have you seen Hinata Hyuga around here? And the sword yes most likely. Can you please point us towards Orochimaru or Hinata?Be ready to taze suigetsu
Why are people taunting Suigetsu? If we attack first blow off Jugos head first before he goes rage mode. But ask them if they are willing to come with us
>>43418438>>B.Attack first, ask questions laterThey're walking around free in a snake base and we don't recognise them. Kill.
>>43418541>If we attack first blow off Jugos head first before he goes rage modeI don't think this is info Kon has, but it would still be good to try to talk it out first (while getting ready to attack) - Haku ended up joining our side, after all.
>>43418438B. Lance jugo through the head. Let haku take suigetsu
>>43418463>>43418473>>43418490>>43418503You get ready in case they try to attack, and call out to them."Who are you?" you ask. "And where is Orochimaru?""The name is Suigetsu Hozuki, and this here is my buddy Juugo." the shorter one replies. "As for Orochimaru, I couldn't care less where he is. He may be somewhere in the base, he may have left already. I'm pretty sure he doesn't care to meet you either. Why? You looking to kill him? Good luck with that."As Suigetsu laughs, Juugo speaks up. "Orochimaru commands us, but our loyalty lies elsewhere. We won't be doing his bidding unless he's here to tell us in person."It seems they have no desire to fight you right now.>A.Where exactly does your loyalty lie, then?>B.Where is Hinata Hyuuga?>C.We will have to take you into custody>D.Other
>>43418907>D.OtherGo find orochimaru
>>43418907>A.Where exactly does your loyalty lie, then?It's gonna be Naruto, isn't it. Making friends even when he's an evil dude. So sad :(
>>43418907>D. Can you give us directions as to where he might be if he's in the base then, please?
>>43418907>C.We will have to take you into custody
>>43418907>A.Where exactly does your loyalty lie, then?>D. Can you give us directions as to where he might be if he's in the base then, please?
>>43418907>>A.Where exactly does your loyalty lie, then?
Could you please point us to Orochimaru and give us a tip maybe, we assume you serve Hinata Hyuga, please tell her Sasuke would like to talk to her and Kon sends his regards. If you could point us to any other Intel it would be appreciated
>>43418934>>43418948>>43418982https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKXH-H5-GlU&list=PL7C76ABDDD5A9DBA6&index=5If these guys aren't going to fight, that'd be convenient. Maybe you can even convince them to help you out. Though that depends on who they really answer to."Where exactly does your loyalty lie, then?" you ask. "Perhaps you could help us find Orochimaru.""Well, I'm not so sure about helping you." Suigetsu responds. "We don't exactly want to be responsible for the death of an Akatsuki member. After all, our good friend Naruto Uzumaki is one of them."Your eyes shoot open at the name's mention, which Suigetsu notices."Oh, you know him?" he asks. "Well then, you either came at a very good or very bad time, because he's here right now. Yo, Naruto!"From the other side of the room, you see him enter. The same boy you saw at the Valley of the End three years ago."Damn!" Tenzo's clone curses, before whispering to you. "This is beyond our expectations, but it could be an alternate objective. Either you are retreating right now, or you need to stall until we get here. Make the decision quick.">A.We'll just talk to stall for time>B.We can handle a fight>C.We're pulling back>D.Other
>>43419230>B.We can handle a fightFuck yes, I've been waiting for this.
>>43419230>A.We'll just talk to stall for time
>>43419230>B.We can handle a fight
>>43419230>D. "Perhaps you can answer something for me, Naruto. What possesses a boy as young as you to join up with a bunch of hardened criminals and serial killers?
>>43419230>>A.We'll just talk to stall for time>>>B.We can handle a fight
>>43419230>>A.We'll just talk to stall for time>C.We're pulling back
>>43419230>D.Other"So, why do you keep pretending to be Naruto Uzumaki? Is it some weird joke, cause I'm not getting it."
>Retreat Uh, hi Naruto long time no see... Have you seen Orochimaru around here? Kinda need to track him down, if your busy we can go.Orochimaru is the target
>>43419230>A. We'll just talk to stall for timeIf we attack Naruto we'll have to fight Suigetsu and Juugo, too. That's not a fight we should jump into without the others.
>>43419230>B.We can handle a fightWe might not be able to kill him, but we can kill his friends. Come on, let's cause him as much pain as possible.
>>43419230>A.We'll just talk to stall for timeUntil it goes horribly wrong, and then... >B.We can handle a fight
>>43419230>>A.We'll just talk to stall for time>>B.We can handle a fightWith any luck, we can keep them here until we get backup. If not... we'll probably live.
>>43419230>B. We can handle a fight.>D. "Ya know, I used to be really scared of tailed beasts. But they aren't that strong. Not that scary. Especially when locked away in squishy human bodies like yours."
>>43419290>>43419318>>43419322>>43419347>>43419366>>43419381You'll try and stall by talking. If that doesn't work, you can probably hold your own until the others get here. You hope.The blond boy approaches, and stands next to Juugo and Suigetsu."Hey, guys." Naruto greets the two young men and smiles. "What, are these the intruders Kabuto was talking about?"He looks closely at the three of you, before his gaze stops at you. His eyes are the same as you remember them."Hey, I remember you." Naruto says. "I saw you at the Valley of the End, you were chasing Hinata. So I guess you came after her, huh?">A.We're after Orochimaru>B.That's right. Where is she?>C.No, we're after you>D.Why are you with the Akatsuki?>E.Attack>F.Other
>>43419437Why are you antagonizing this guy?
>>43419496>A.>F. Nah. Orochimaru's on the Leaf's shit-list still. We're here to take him down. You gonna stop us?
>>43419496>D.Why are you with the Akatsuki?I mean, hanging with a group that wants to drain/kill all the Jinchūriki when you ARE ONE seems... counter intuitive.
>>43419496'We're here for you and Hinata but if Orochimaru is here I'd like to stop by and say hello. Why are you with the Akatsuki? They're killing Jinchuriki!'
>>43419496>>A.We're after Orochimaru>D.Why are you with the Akatsuki?>F Not the fight we're looking for, so if you could point us in Orochimaru's general direction we can get out of your hair.
>>43419496>>D.Why are you with the Akatsuki?
>>43419496>D.Why are you with the Akatsuki?i have to thank your group if it wasnt for the treat you pose to the villages we never would be seeing the level of cooperation we do today
>>43419496>Aand>FAsk if Hinata is safe.Naruto and Hinata probably bonded over being ignored by their village and shit, so let's use canon Naruto's techniques against him and talk about our feelings.
>>43419496>A.We're after Orochimaru
>>43419496>F.Other"Was that her name? Hinata? Sorry, it's been a while, more important things have come up since then. You know what I'm talking about, you guys murdering jinchuriki and all that. Kind of ironic for you, but I'm sure you have your reasons. But I'm getting off topic. No, we're not here for Hinata. We're here to do as much damage to Orochimaru's operation in as short a time as possible. You want to help?"
>>43419496>Not really>A.We're after Orochimaru
We are after Orochimaru, is Hinata ok? After we gave delt with Orochimaru can we talk to her? Why are you with the akatski though?
>>43419572Wow, you're a dick.
>>43419496>F. Oh yeah, how she's doing? It's been a while since her teammates have seen her.
>>43419611It's the only response he deserves.
>>43419635We don't really know much about him other than what Laze has metagamed for us.
>>43419673We know he's a worthless little shit who decided to murder the people who would be most able to empathize with him, all because a few people gave him mean looks. We know that much in-character.
>>43419711Wow, you're kinda racist.
>>43419756I...huh? I genuinely have no idea what you mean.
>>43419711Fair enough, but it's still not a very in-character response.
>>43419776You're saying he shouldn't kill Jinchuuriki because he's a Jinchuuriki and therefore he should be empathetic of all the Jinchuuriki.
>>43419832I'm saying that the people who have been through the same sort of experiences as he has should best be able to relate to him, yes.
You're trying to stall, but you see no point in lying. It's not like his friends are out to defend Orochimaru either."It'd be nice to see her, but no. We're after Orochimaru." you respond. You come up with a question to stall with. "Why are you with Akatsuki? Being a Jinchuuriki and all, it seems counter intuitive.""Man, you don't even know." Suigetsu chimes in. "I've been telling him how dumb it is for years. But he's committed.""My father made me a sacrifice against my will." Naruto starts. "I don't blame him for it, he had a tough choice to make. It's the world that put him in that situation. So this time, I'll choose to sacrifice myself. So nobody has to go through what I did. It's all part of Akatsuki's goal: to create a better world for everyone. Even the people who hated me. It's not their fault, it's just how the world is. So we're changing it. And Orochimaru is helping us achieve that goal. I don't exactly like everything he does, but I can't just let you kill him."Naruto and the others haven't shown any hostility yet, but you get the feeling that they're ready to pounce if you try anything. And you don't know how far the other team has until they arrive.>A.Stall with more talking (write-in)>B.Attack>C.Other
Would you mind if we tried to beat him? Could we chat to Hinata? But I'm happy you are trying to make a vetted world rather than you know blow it up... You guys ain't gonna blow it up are you? And btw rinnigan dude must be crazy strong is this his plan?
>>43419877>"Hmmmm....">C. Smoke bomb and leg it out of the room
>>43419877>A.Stall with more talking (write-in)"Okay, I'm still not sure I follow. When you say that you're making a better world, what does that involve? Because so far all the things Akatsuki's done point to them making a world that is at the very best no better than the world we have right now. What detail am I missing that makes the whole thing make sense when viewed together?"
>>43419877>A.Stall with more talking (Make a better world how? Seems like they're collecting them to make a weapon to force their will on everyone else. If that is the case, that will only make more orphans and more people like you, but without a tailed beast to rebel. You were treated like shit, no question, but I daresay you idealism has blinded you to the Akatsuki's nature. They're killers, criminals and monsters, like Orochimaru. They won't make the world better, if anything they'll push it over the abyss.
>>43419877>A.Stall with more talking (write-in)ah so you know about his methods then, how many other innocents have to suffer and die at Orochimarus hands to make your peaceful world, did you ever ask them if they wanted to be the sacrifice for his/Akatsuki's goals. and what about Aktasuki in general how many children are you going to make orphans, friends taken away, and lovers slain just so you can deal with you survivors grief before you throw yourself on the same altar of death?
>>43419877>A. Stall with more talking. "Ya know, there are better ways to change the world than setting everything on fire. Sure, the world's flawed now, but there is some good in it. I get where you're coming from, and why you'd think the world was in need of changing, but whatever you're doing with the tailed beasts...surely it's not the only option.
>>43419877>A.Stall with more talking (write-in)"How are you going to change the world for the better? The group you are with has killed people, people we knew, good people. People we had been friends with. That's not helping change the world for the better!”“If you want to sacrifice yourself for something you consider noble, that’s fine. But you’re not giving the other Jinchūriki that choice. You’re murdering them, all for the tailed beasts they carry inside. So tell me – what is Akatsuki planning that’s worth all that?”
>>43419877>A. "I know this sounds pretty stupid from a trained killer, but violence typically begets violence. Murder and destruction in the name of a greater good and peace typically only yield only more suffering and pain. The villages themselves highlight this well. Akatsuki is either blind, hypocritical, or has lied about its true purpose."
>>43419877>A. But why are you sacrificing other people? Did they wish to be sacrificed? It seems they're not nearly as selfless nor self-righteous about this great scheme as you are.
>>43419877>>A.Stall with more talking (write-in)"How very noble. I guess you gave Han and Roshi your little speech before you started killing them and they just... let it happen? What about Gaara? Utakata? I know you didn't give Fuu the chance, but I'm sure it must have just been an unfortunate momentary oversight. Right?"..."Kill yourself all you want. Honestly, I'll be glad to see you go. But you don't get to choose for everyone else."
What about the people whom want to fix this world rather than wiping the slate clean? What did the other hosts think?
Laze? You alive?
You keep talking. Naruto certainly isn't starving you for material."How exactly is Akatsuki making a better world?" you ask. "The members are killers and criminals. You clearly know what they've done. And what about the other Jinchuuriki? You can go ahead and sacrifice yourself, but they didn't ask you to sacrifice them.""That's right. They didn't." Naruto replies. "I'm not proud of taking part in ending their lives, but once Akatsuki has all the tailed beasts, we can create a perfect world. A world without war, without suffering. Where everyone can live happily for eternity. I want as many people as possible to live to see it, but I can't stop if some people must be sacrificed. People will sacrifice more for just their one village, even if it's only a short term solution. It can't compare to the entire world forever.""So Naruto, do you want to fight them?" Suigetsu asks. "Cause if we do, I get that sword. I've been looking for it."Tenzo's clone motions to you. The others are in the same wing and on their way.>A.Keep him talking>B.They're getting antsy. It's time to fight>C.Other
>>43420214>A. But there is a perfect world. It's called Monkey Mountain.
>>43420214>A. Keep him talkingHow are they making the world a better place? Why would these murderers and criminals want a world without war and suffering? Are they deceiving you or are you trying to deceive us?
>>43420214>A.Keep him talkingHow does getting rid of the tailed beasts rid the world of war? Humans are fallible, war and conflict aren't just going to go away. Quit deluding yourself.
Dude, I'd rather we didn't fight, we are giving a present chat. Naruto what if I told you I to have a vision of peace, a way to end the cycle of gate that plagues our world. I think I can find such a way. I'd like you to be part of it, help me save this world, don't erase it, don't throw away something broken, fix it. Help us fix this world
>>43420214>>A.Keep him talking"How? How are they going to make your 'perfect world'? How do you think it's even possible? Because I can think of a few ways to end war and suffering forever, and none of them are good, sane, or worth a fraction of what's already been payed."
>>43420214>A.Keep him talking"You're still not saying how you're going to make the world better, just that it will be. My guess? You don't actually know. They've been feeding you this garbage since you were six years old, you never had a chance to question it. How many atrocities have they committed that you just calmly accepted because they shushed you and told you it was all for the right reasons?"
Don't throw the world away, overcome it.
>>43420214>A. "That'd be pretty boring, honestly. If there's no hardships, no trials, no chances to prove ourselves, there's no point in living. Everyone would be happy, their physical needs fulfilled yeah, but no one would appreciate it. We'd still have wars, but out of sheer boredom than for ideals or for love. Humanity needs all of the bad shit it goes through so we can learn and improve as a society. Burning all that progress away just because you've had a hard childhood seems kinda...selfish, to be honest."
What happened to Hinata? Is she ok? People are worried about her
>>43420325I know we're trying to keep him talking, but I'm pretty sure he'll see through it if we lie to him.
>>43420334Sauce man misses her.
>>43420310That's...actually pretty good. Never thought I'd be swayed by someone advocating war.
>>43420310No one goes to war out of boredom. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard
>>43420214>C.Other"Really? Why this one? No offense to Zabuza, Haku, but the Kubikiribocho isn't that good a sword. Its effectiveness was mostly due to how well Zabuza wielded it. Wouldn't you rather have one of the other Seven Swords? Like Samehada, man is that one cool. Hell, one of the Akatsuki wields it, right? Come on, join our team and you'll get a chance to kill him and take it."
>>43420393That's because we've got better things to go to war over. Most of the time.People go to war over pretty stupid shit.
>>43420423You could not convince nations to go to war for literally no reason. It's more likely that society would degrade into debauchery and hedonism from lack of threats
>>43420423As an international relations student, I'm triggered.>>43420310Cut out that line about war and I'm sold on this. Can you imagine the sheer ennui of living forever when nothing can go wrong and everything is perfect? Life would be totally meaningless.
>>43420214>B.They're getting antsy. It's time to fightLook, all these guys are chumps, with maybe the exceptions of Juugo if he goes full berserker. Let's just kill them already and be done with it.
>>43420310this besides the war part
>>43420476How about as a history student? People have gone to war for the dumbest of reasons.
>>43420519I'm with you, greed more commonly or thevhuman desire to be top dog to name two
>>43420519>>43420587Name 1 war that was fought for any reason other than competition for resources
>>43420587Not to mention several nations banning together just over one woman. The trojan war led to the fall of one of the greatest civilizations of the age, all for one pair of tits.
You keep going. You almost forget that you're stalling for time."Why would a bunch of criminals even want a world without war or suffering? Either they're lying to you, or you're lying to us." you say. "How could you ever even make a world like that anyway? Just collecting the tailed beasts isn't going to stop anybody from fighting. It couldn't happen, you're deluding yourself. What kind of world would that be, anyway? With no hardship, there's no progress. What's the point of living like that?""Oh, it's possible alright." Naruto responds. "But we've been playing information how close to the chest. I don't need you to believe it, you'll see for yourself when we achieve it. Then you can decide for yourself if you would rather suffer. But that's enough talking. I know there's no way this doesn't end in us fighting. Let's get it over with."As Naruto, Juugo, and Suigetsu get ready to fight, Sasuke, Neji, and Tenzo arrive from behind you.Tenzo dispels his wood clone and takes a look at Naruto."So this is it." he says. "If we can capture Naruto here, all of Akatsuki's plans are ruined."Before your group can make a move, two more figures run in from the far hall. It's a red haired girl in glasses, and Hinata."Naruto!" Hinata calls out."Oh?" Naruto looks back at her. "Hey girls, you're just in time. We're about to have a battle royale here.">End of Chapter 39Running again on WednesdayTwitter is @LazeQM
>>43420601Which was also caused by three bitch goddesses arguing over a golden apple which was obviously bait, so at vanity and ego to the list
>>43420608Thanks for running!
>>43420600Trojan War. Rather Famous.The Crusades. Differing beliefs is kinda a thing.I think the Hundred Year War was over a marriage dispute?>>43420608Well, now everything's gonna be on fire.
>>43420608Oh, fuck. Hopefully Hinata hasn't powered up too much.Cheers, Laze.
>>43420630Yeah I bet those soldiers were motivated by their pure unbridled patriotism and love for their lords. Not the capture of enemy resources and land. People don't go to war, nations do. And you can't convince people to lay down their lives to fight for no good reason.
Ok battle plan. Eliminate the weak links, karin and suigetsu. That way we have a numbers advantage. Yamato vs Naruto to open, sasuke vs Hinata, jugo vs Neji, Haku vs karin and us vs suigetsu.
>>43420658You have more faith in humanity than I do.
>>43420674>not Haku vs Suigetsu
Laze do we actually have a chance to get Naruto or/and Hinata here?
>>43420693No we hard counter him, take him out quick and go for the gank
>>43420702You have a decent chance to get HinataNaruto will be quite a feat if you pull it off
>>43420702for some reason i have the feeling that any success just opens us up to a world of pain later on
>>43420723Personally, I think we should just kill Naruto.
>>43420479>Look, all these guys are chumps, with maybe the exceptions of Juugo if he goes full berserker...>Naruto, having been raised and taught by S-rank missing nin since he was a very young child, is a chump. More of a chump than Juugo, at that.Was this meant to be bait?>>43420608Well, fuck. Five on five....Lets see, Haku v Suigetsu, Tenzo v Naruto. Hinata v Sasuke, or possibly Neji. So, we'd be fighting either Karin or Juugo.Kon v Karin, Neji v Juugo?
Gotta wonder why Orochi wants Hinata in the first place. Does he want the tenseigan
>>43420736It's kind of funny that you think it's that easy
>>43420732>a world of painHa
>>43420753It's easier to kill than to capture. I'm saying we should forget about capturing and just go for the kill.
>>43420720>ice doesn't hard counter a guy that can turn into water
>>43420766Nothing is stopping you from trying, anon
>>43420783Laze.With our chakra-enhanced muscles and our impact-enhanced punches, how close are we to becoming One Punch Man?
how are we doing compaired to canon? shouldnt we have killed some Akatsuki members by now?
>>43420752He keeps her around for giggles and shits.
>>43420798This is the equivalent of Naruto sai sakua and Tenzo raiding Orochimaru's base, so no I think.
>>43420795You can do a pretty good impression, but you're not breaking your limiter any time soon. You're too used to using your AC in the summer>>43420798Only Sasori was dead by now in canon
>>43420812We have an AC? What the heck is up with this world's tech?
>>43420776I said we counter him, lightning remember.Also Laze what about catching sui, jugo, ordering?
>>43420861You also have a good chance of catching them hereThis is all assuming you fight smart enough, of course, you guys could get stomped if you fuck up hard enough
>>43420882Yaaaay. I wonder if the Akatski have talked about us? Like people wonder here Kakuzu lost all the hearts
>>43420920>Kakuzui'd like to see him explaining how a hundred year old immortal almost died to some nameless Chūnin
>>43420920Oh, Kakuzu was pissed. They still pull that out when they want to give him a hard timeKakuzu is really the only one that you are on the radar of right now though
>>43420882What does Naruto even know about Kon? What does Hinata think of Kon? She was in our class, must have been surprised we were the first to make Jonin and such. We were one of the weaker ones.
Ok the line upUs vs suigetsu Sasuke vs HugoNeji vs Hinata Haku vs karin Tenzo vs Naruto
>>43420946>What wrong, Kakuzu? Seems like your heart's not in it today.
>>43420962Naruto doesn't really know anything except that you were Hinata's classmateShe doesn't have much of an opinion on you, she was about as indifferent to you as she was to most other peopleHinata doesn't actually know that you're a Jonin
>>43420997Shot through the heart and you to late you give the akatski a bad name
>>43421024What about Sauce man?
How hard is Hinata gonna laugh when she hears Sasuke's still a genin and we're a jonin?
>>43421035What Sasuke thinks of you? You're his closest friend and rival. Like canon Nardo and Sauce but less gay.
>>43421070Damn.Can we make it more gay?
>>43421065She'll have to stifle a chuckle
>>43421070No what Naruto and Hinata think of him.
>>43421080How about if she learns it is because he has been training under the Fifth Hokage personally for 2 years.
>>43421078Not likely>>43421082Naruto has some respect for him for chasing after Hinata so hard, but considers his efforts too little too lateAlso he's got a strange urge to fight him despite not even knowing him. He ignores it thoughHinata was grateful that he cared enough to do so, but had already made up her mind by that pointShe commented at the VotE that if he had reached out to her sooner, then maybe she wouldn't have decided to leaveSasuke has been beating himself up over that this whole time>>43421107Less funny
>>43421155Is Kon in the Bingo books yet? If so what is our nickname?
>>43421192You have been pretty low profile for a while, so not yet. It's just a matter of time at this point, though
>>43421224We are gonna be known as the Heartbreak Ninja. Kakuzu will be sooo pissed.
>>43421240Man, Kakuzu needs to take some anger management therapy. All that stress can't be good for the heart.
>>43421224And when we disintegrate Suigetsu in a single punch? How 'bout then?
>>43421256You know, singular.
>>43421256Kon only wants to Break, break break his heart!
>>43421257Don't do that, just punch into him then channel electricity through him, safer and his hard counter, if he tries to flee contain him in a barrier while we fry him
>>43421283His achey breaky heart?
>>43421290I think it'd hit closer to home if we just shove our fist through him. Then we can headshot Juugo, glare are Karin until she faints, take on Hinata and Naruto with the team.
>>43421309Laze if we actually did this how would everyone present react?
>>43421324>Eh, I saw him explode a guy once.
>>43421324It'd be pretty surprising, but I doubt you'll be able to do all of that in such rapid successionBesides >>43421336 is right, everyone on your team has seen you do crazy shit
>>43421336Not with his bare hands. We used a tag last time.
We should get a chakra conducting spear, throw that fucker and shatter the world beneath us, or fire our techniques through it. Kon the Lancer, our luck fits to.
>>43421357Neji was there for the time we blew off a raccoon's leg.
>>43421369... And we dead stopped the three tails.
>>43421368With impact infused shunshin it might be cool to be a lancer
Hey, doesn't our Kekkai Genkai just scream Kekkaishi?
>>43421418Imagine it, skin tight black suit rivalling Lee, a anbu like mask, ivory silver chakra powered gauntlets and a spear the same, using chakra to blast around so fast we leave craters upon impact
>>43421424you mean kakashi ?no it doesnt...
>>43421424I can see itIt kind of works backwards in practice though
So does Kakashi think it is weird that we learn shit so fast, are easily more mature then a lot of adults, Have an OP new bloodline and we somehow ere thought of being just a scrub during training?I bet he or someone at least thinks we are a demon or some shit.
>>43421655>Who is Minato for 400, Alex
>>43421679Weren't we born around the time he died?Wouldn't it be spooky if mom died of childbirth shortly after Nine-tails gets sealed?
Did we ever decide on a ninja way?
>>43421697The way of fire.
>>43421697We defend the Will of Fire. We our are the village's shield.
>>43421695We were a couple months old when he died, I thinkBoth our parents died on the same night that he did
>>43421679>>43421695It would be so weird if we were the 4th reincarnated. Like the Reanimation jutsu doesn't revive him because we ARE him.How would people react to that?
>>43421770Very surprised, considering it's not possibleThat didn't stop Madara or Hashirama from being reanimated anyway
Anyone thibk we made any progress with stonekage? Like getting to him
>>43422392I think we made progress with his granddaughter, and that's where we're going to have to focus our attention.We're not Gaara. We can't win him over with a few well-chosen words. So the alternative is to prove our sincerity by our actions, and let Kurotsuchi use that example as evidence that maybe the next generation has already left Onoki behind.