>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/i69yvu3T>Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Leaf%20Ninja%20Quest
It's the day of the Chunin Exam's final round. You're excited to be able to watch it this time instead of having to compete. You wake up and head downstairs, eating breakfast with your uncle."Thanks again for all the help yesterday, Kon." he tells you. "Today'll be a lot slower what with most people at the match, so I can handle everything here. You just go and cheer on your friends."After eating, you leave the restaurant and your uncle to his work.You've got a bit over an hour before the matches actually get started, so you don't have to head to the stadium right away. You could meet up with somebody first and head to the match together. Or there might be enough time to get filled in on what happened last night.>A.Go straight to the stadium>B.Go find somebody (Specify)>C.Go somewhere (Specify)>D.Other
>>45464444>A.Go straight to the stadiumnice quads btw
>>45464444>A.Go straight to the stadiumGotta watch the Sauce
>>45464444>>A.Go straight to the stadiumHi Laze!
>>45464444>>B.Go find somebody (Specify)Go see Tenten and thank her again for the gift, and go with her to the exams if she isn't busy with the shop.
>>45464444>A.Go straight to the stadiumGo sit with Itachi, we are one of his bodyguards.
>>45464444Did any fake ass villages (looking at you sound) compete this year?
>>45464534>>45464551>>45464558You decide not to waste any time, and head straight to the stadium. If you go now, you'll beat the rush.You make your way to the nostalgic location, and take it all in. Last time you were here, it was down in the center fighting. Now you're up in the stands looking down, and it's quite a different view.You look around. Konohamaru and Ebisu are already here, and you see Kiba and his girlfriend as well. You see Jiraiya and Tsunade sitting up at the top of the stands. Nobody else from the Leaf you recognize is here yet.Looking to the Kage box, you see all five of the Kage in their seats, surrounded by their attendants. You could probably talk your way into watching from up there.>A.Try and get into the Kage box>B.Sit with Konohamaru>C.Sit with Kiba>D.Sit with Jiraiya>E.Sit alone and wait for someone else>F.Other
>>45464762>F.OtherGreet the Kages>B.Sit with Konohamaru>C.Sit with Kiba
>>45464762>B.Sit with KonohamaruHow have his teammates been doing? Obviously the answer is "well", if they're here in the finals, but any specifics?
>>45464789thirdWe should've set up with a food cart deal for the Kages to get our fine cookin' while they watched the fights.Coulda made bank.
>>45464868YES! YOU SIR ARE A GENIUS!
>>45464891I know this.Maybe we still have time to circle back and have 10/10 summons us back with cart?
>>45464789>>45464821>>45464828>>45464851>>45464868Before you find a spot, you make your way up to the Kage box to say hello. There you see most everyone that attended the Kage summit. You notice that B isn't here, even though he was said to be. The Raikage and Kazekage are waiting in silence, while the Tsuchikage is chatting with Akatsuchi. The Mizukage seems to be staring in the direction of one of the Raikage's aides, ignoring Ao's attempt to talk to her.You manage to get let into the box and make your way over to Neji and Itachi. The Hokage looks extremely tired for some reason."Just wanted to see how you were doing, Lord Itachi." you greet. "I hope you enjoy the matches.""Yes, thank you." the Sixth responds. "Kon, I want to fill you in later. See me after the exams are over."With a nod, you head back down near Konohamaru and Ebisu. You wave to Kiba, and he and his girlfriend move over to where you are."What's up, Kon?" Kiba asks. "Excited to see Sasuke stomp everyone?""I wouldn't be so sure." Ebisu remarks, adjusting his glasses. "If he decides to under estimate either of my students, he'll be in for a rude awakening.">A.Ask Kiba how he's doing>B.Ask Konohamaru and Ebisu about Udon and Moegi>C.Say something else>D.Wait for the exams to start>E.Other
>>45464868We already make bank, though
>>45465142>A.Ask Kiba how he's doing>B.Ask Konohamaru and Ebisu about Udon and Moegi
>>45465142>>B.Ask Konohamaru and Ebisu about Udon and MoegiProps to the Sauce-man but how are the underdogs doing?
Please be sexy jutsu, I want Kon to learn it.
>>45465142>B.Ask Konohamaru and Ebisu about Udon and MoegiHow is their progress?
>>45465142>B. Ask Konohamaru and Ebisu about Udon and MoegiAre they ready to be chuunin? It takes more than fighting ability to become one after all.
>>45465199>>45465204>>45465231>>45465237>>45465258You haven't seen much from either Udon or Moegi, but you can't imagine they can measure up to Sasuke. You wonder why Ebisu seems so confident in them."How is Udon and Moegi's progress?" you ask. "Are they ready to become Chunin?""Definitely!" Konohamaru pumps his fist. "They've been training super hard, so I know they can do it!""Neither of them showed a particular talent for a field." Ebisu begins. "While you might consider that a weakness, it can be an advantage. Versatility. Adaptability. By focusing on attaining competence in a wide range of disciplines, they have become ninja that can easily adjust themselves to suit any opponent. They have a high level of proficiency with the basic foundations. They're not flashy, but they have what it takes to become Chunin. I guarantee it.""Well we'll see." Kiba responds. "That's all well and good, but they need a chance to show their skills. They can't do that if they get defeated by an opponent's overwhelming power. Though I don't think Sasuke would do that to them anyway."It's getting closer to the match time. More people are filing in. You recognize most of your class is here to watch the exams.>A.Talk more with someone here (Specify)>B.Go see someone else before the exams start>C.Wait patiently for the matches to begin>D.Other
>>45465512>C.Wait patiently for the matches to beginToo hyped to wait
>>45465512>C.Wait patiently for the matches to begin
>>45465512>D. Sage mode for observation! We can also tell Kiba to work on his sage mode for observation skills as well. His nose should be amped up even further now.
>>45465512>>A.Talk more with someone here (Specify)Ask Kiba how well he's doing/training
Who among our allies have an aptitude for natural chakra? Gaara could be able to master it...Turning to stone would just enhance his powers...
>>45465797Lee cant manipulate regular chakra at all but he has it, imagine if he could absorb nature chakra
>>45465568ThisAnd>CLet's observe and make sure no one...interrupts this exam.
>>45465529>>45465551>>45465568From there, you decide to just wait until the exam begins. In a few minutes, the competitors are all out on the field. The proctor introduces himself as Aoba, and does the usual introduction. Then the competitors go back to the holding area, while the matchups get shown for the crowd.Sasuke and Udon are in the same half of the bracket. If they both win, they'll have to face each other. More concerningly, Moegi is up against Gaara in her first match. Tough luck.Aoba calls down the first two competitors.Udon is participating in the first match. His opponent is a Genin from the Sand, a puppeteer. Though he doesn't look like he has anything on Kankuro.You haven't actually seen Udon do much of anything before outside of getting bossed around by Konohamaru. You have to admit that he doesn't look very impressive. But who knows, he may surprise you. Ebisu and Konohamaru had quite the praise."Begin!" the proctor shouts, jumping back from the two competitors.The Sand ninja moves his fingers about, directing his puppet forward. It's a fairly simple humanoid one similar to Kankuro's Crow, but you expect it has some hidden weapons on it at least.Udon tosses some kunai past the puppet at the puppeteer, but he dodges deftly to the side all while bringing the puppet right up close to Udon. The puppet pops some hidden blades out of its wrists, forcing Udon to draw kunai to parry.Udon clashes with the puppet for a while, trying to close the distance with the puppeteer, but to no avail. The puppet has more mobility, and keeps being used to block him off. Udon occasionally tries throwing another kunai in his direction, but none of them hit.After a while, it looks like Udon has no options. He backs off from another clash, panting.>Continued
>>45465817Which one do you think he'd gravitate towards? Tiger?
Hey all might I suggest we don't show everyone natural chakra, it could start a new arms race!
>>45465838Not sure but whatever it is he'd be the strongest character in all of naruto if he could 8 gates on top of it
>>45465832https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TsE01qdy5A&list=PL3AC39BCAE0A97F85&index=17"Stop delaying the inevitable!" the Sand Genin calls. "Just let me finish you with this last attack! My poison dart!"He makes his puppet lunge forward, jaw unhinging to reveal his secret weapon. The puppet draws close to Udon, but stops just short.You see it. The puppet is tangled in a cross-hatching of wires from all the kunai Udon has thrown, pulled taught by its lunge. The puppeteer tries to free his puppet, but it's useless. Suddenly, the puppet jerks and turns toward its owner. It begins lumbering in his direction."What is this?" the frightened Genin asks. "That's my puppet, you can't do that!""I spent part of our free month studying to fight a puppet user." Udon explains. "That's not enough time to learn to manipulate things with chakra threads, but normal ones work just as well. In fact, since it's tangled up in them, these wires are the only way to move this puppet right now. Your chakra threads can't do anything."Udon makes the puppet lunge towards its owner. He's no puppeteer, so the movements aren't complex, but they don't need to be. The Sand Genin's movement is hindered by the threaded kunai still about his side of the field. He can't dodge easily without getting tangled. Soon enough he's against the wall, his puppet's poison dart inches from his face."That's it, I give!" the Genin calls. "He wins, I'm out!"The crowd cheers. Udon releases the wires and gathers his kunai before heading up to the box, his face red with embarrassment the whole time."Yeah, go Udon!" Konohamaru calls.>A.Comment>B.Wait patiently for the next match>C.Other
>>45465838Dude would become the Sage of Youth.>>45465849And that's how the Sage War begins.Is it just me or does Sage War sound fucking badass?
>>45465932>A.CommentHey konohamaru, high five!
>>45465932>A.Comment"Pretty smart, though entirely too few explosions."
>>45465932Udon won by throwing 2 kunaiHe's this generations fucking TakeshiNot showy but gets shit done>>45465937Get all our generation together and flow some nature chakra through them for a bit, let them figure it out from there and watch as shit geets fucking real
>>45465932>C.OtherFist-bump for Konohamaru! That's good stuff.
>>45465932>>A.Comment"That was brilliant! I probably would have just blown up the puppet."
>>45465932>A.Comment"Did you teach them against how to fight a sharingan user, or someone who can manipulate sand as well Ebisu? Because I'm curious how one trains for that..."
>>45465932>A.CommentHe could probably benefit from Kakashi teaching him if he managed to learn enough about puppeteering in a month to do that.
>>45465932>A. That's actually pretty impressive. I wonder if Chakra Threads could be implemented into my techniques...
>>45465959>>45465982>>45465995>>45465999>>45466006>>45466010>>45466018>>45466020You cheer as well, giving Konohamaru a high five."That was pretty smart." you admit. "Though there were entirely too few explosions.""It was pretty good." Kiba adds. "But Sasuke and Gaara are on a whole other level. I hope you trained 'em real good, Ebisu.""I'm not going to lie." Ebisu replies. "I don't know if they can do it. But I prepared them to the best of my ability. It's all up too them now."The next two matches go by fairly quickly. Sasuke is up next, and his opponent is a Stone Genin that uses Earth jutsu. He didn't stand a chance. A few lightning jutsu, Sasuke closes the gap, catches the guy in a genjutsu with his sharingan, and it's over. Sasuke didn't even get touched. The crowd goes wild, but you can't bring yourself to be too excited.The next match is between a Mist and Cloud Genin. They both focus on swordsmanship, but after a fairly even battle, the Mist Genin wins out with a well timed Water jutsu on his opponent.From there, it moves to the final match of the first round. Moegi vs. Gaara. The competitors make their way out to the field. Konohamaru and Ebisu both look extremely nervous.>A.Tell them that Gaara won't do anything too bad>B.Tell them that Moegi can win>C.Cheer>D.Stay silent>E.Other
>>45466244>A.Tell them that Gaara won't do anything too bad>C.Cheer
>>45466244>A.Tell them that Gaara won't do anything too badHe will not attempt to kill.
>>45466244>D.Stay silent>E.OtherSage mode to get a better viewing of the fights from here on out
>>45466244>E.Other"He doesn't have the one-tails in him anymore. Gaara won't be like he was last time, but it still won't be easy for Moegi. If Moegi can beat Gaara then she's earned the right to be Chuunin."
>>45466244>A.Tell them that Gaara won't do anything too bad
>>45466286This, go sage to analyse and if needs be act
>>45466244>A.Tell them that Gaara won't do anything too bad>B.Tell them that Moegi can winHell, we did it when we were Moegi's age, with less talent than she had, against a much stronger Gaara. She'll be fine.
>>45466268>>45466273>>45466324>>45466405You try to calm Konohamaru and his teacher down."Gaara won't do anything too bad." you insist. "He doesn't have the one tails in him anymore, so he won't be like last time. It still won't be easy for Moegi, though.""I can only hope I can trust you at your word, Kon." Ebisu replies. "It would be all to easy for that Gaara to do something deplorable.""I know exactly what you mean, but Kon's right." Kiba adds. "Gaara's not the same. At the very least, Moegi will get a safe chance to show her stuff."You look back to the arena."First Round, Final Match!" Aoba calls. "Gaara vs. Moegi! Begin!"The proctor jumps back away from the competitors. Some of Gaara's sand immediately reaches out for Moegi, who draws a kunai and slashes it away while retreating. As with most every other time you saw Gaara fight, he remains almost completely stationary.You're not sure how Moegi plans on dealing with Gaara. You can't really do anything to him unless you manage to get him off guard with a big attack. But you keep watching anyway.As the sand pushes Moegi closer to the edge of the arena, she pulls out a couple of smoke bombs and throws them at the ground. By the time the smoke clears, she's nowhere to be seen.Gaara sends out his sand as a fine dust, searching for a sign of his opponent. He finds a spot on the ground that the sand can't reach. Something is in the way, camouflaged. He reaches a tendril of sand out and strikes at the object, which disperses in a puff of smoke. It was a clone, transformed to lie flat along the ground with the same appearance. When the sand hit you thought you saw a splash. There seems to have been something under the clone. A bag filled with some kind of liquid.Gaara goes back to searching for Moegi. He eventually finds issue with the tree in the arena and lashes out at it. One of the branches disappears in a puff of smoke, and Moegi retreats before she's hit.Now she's in the open.>Continued
>>45466680Damn, Moegi, that's some nice use of transformation. Most ninja never manage to use it for more than disguises, which is a huge waste of such a versatile technique. Good on you, girl.
>>45466680https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjjkHg5FOhk&index=6&list=PL3AC39BCAE0A97F85Moegi starts running around, throwing shuriken in Gaara's direction while avoiding attacks from his sand. None of them come close to hurting him, as he just blocks them as usual with his sand shield.Eventually Moegi seems to be getting tired, but suddenly her eyes perk up. She draws a handful of shuriken and throws it, prompting Gaara to block. Then immidiately after, she throws a kunai. this one with an explosive tag on the end.As Gaara waits behind his sand, he sniffs."This smell, in the sand..." his eyes go wide as the tagged kunai hits his shield. "Oil?"There's a huge explosion. Moegi dashes forward, kunai outstretched, and stabs toward Gaara.Her attack is stopped. Gaara has her entire arm enveloped in sand. When the smoke from the explosion clears, you can see Gaara's sand armor reforming itself, having been destroyed in the explosion."That was pretty good." Gaara tells her. "Not quite a big enough explosion, but more oil and that could have done me in. You had to keep careful watch of my sand to pull that off. I'm impressed."Gaara has Moegi pinned to the ground with his sand, and Aoba calls it."The winner is Gaara!"The crowd cheers, and Gaara lets Moegi go. The two of them head back up to the box, Moegi looking disappointed. Her teammate and teacher beside you share the sentiment.>A.She did great, she could still get promoted>B.She'll get it next time>C.Stay silent>D.Other
>>45466680I wonder which liquid she's capable of controlling.
>>45466881>A.She did great, she could still get promoted
>>45466881>>A.She did great, she could still get promoted
>>45466881>A.She did great, she could still get promotedShe showed excellent ability at misleading and outmaneuvering her opponent. She'll definitely be up for consideration.
>>45466881>>A.She did great, she could still get promotedExpected her to be transformed into one of the shuriken thrown by a clown to pop out and get him from behind
>>45466881Moegi should try for a frog contract.Especially if she works with oil like that.
>>45466974clown = clone
>>45466989She brought it specifically as her Gaara counter. Ebisu and these kids haven't been slacking.
>>45467015Trickey little MONKEYs
>>45466911>>45466912>>45466962>>45466974You can understand the disappointment, but you think Moegi put up quite a fight."She did great." you tell Konohamaru and Ebisu. "She could still get promoted. She showed excellent ability at misleading ond outmaneuvering her opponent.""I know, but I can't help but be worried anyway." Ebisu folds his arms. "Even after all the preparation we did, we still couldn't our first match. I know how hard Moegi has been training, she must be crushed.""If this was four years ago, she'd be." you hear Kiba mutter to himself.With that, the first round is over.Next up is Sasuke vs. Udon. Both of them walk out into the arena and face each other."Man, this is something." Kiba groans. "I mean, I want Sasuke to win of course, but this is just mean. Udon doesn't deserve this.""Don't count him out just yet, Kiba." Konohamaru speaks up. "Udon is crazy smart. He always knows the best thing to do. He can come up with a way to fight Sasuke, I know it. What do you think, bro?"Konohamaru looks at you expectantly.>A.Udon doesn't stand a chance>B.Sasuke will be holding back, so he won't lose too hard>C.Udon seems pretty good. He might pull it off>D.Other
>>45466974God damn ninja clowns and their crafty tricks
Need to run some errands, guysBack in a while
>>45467173>Most of Sausuke's most powerful moves are not the sort of things you use in friendly matches, Udon can exploit that.
>>45467173>D. idk brah
>>45467173>>B.Sasuke will be holding back, so he won't lose too hard >Sorry Konohamaru, whilst I'm Udon is a great ninja, Sasuke is extremely powerful and has many more tricks up his sleeve than last time.
>>45467173>D.OtherBeating Sasuke will pretty much guarantee the winner will become a chunin. He's easily at Jonin level of skill even before his Sage transformation.
>>45467173>D.Other"I think that even if he loses, he'll still make a good showing. Sasuke's strong enough that just being able to compete with him should nominate Udon for promotion. If he actually pulls it off he's guaranteed."
>>45467173>"If this was four years ago, she'd be (crushed)." you hear Kiba mutter to himself.I actually lol'd.
>>45467173>>DIf he's smart and trick Sasuke into playing soft he might be able to pull something off. Sasuke has Sage mode, remember and a few more years field experience. I think both will make an excellent showing.
>>45467173>D.Other"Nobody knows how it'll play out until it does."
>>45467173>CSauske is barred from many techniques and with preparation it is possible to counter them... The question is what if sauske accidentally uses one on reflex and gets disqualified
>>45467662I don't think he can be disqualified for using them. I'm pretty sure it's a self-imposed limitation, him wanting to win on his own merits instead of cheesing his way through with super modes. Though using them against genin would admittedly look really bad and hurt his chances of promotion.
>>45467701If Udon actually pushed Sasuke to use those, it'd be impressive on his part tho.
>>45467215>>45467228>>45467280>>45467326You can't in good conscience really tell Konohamaru that Udon could win. Sasuke easily far outstrips any Genin even without Sage Mode or his Mangekyo abilities. You can only expect Udon to put up the best fight he can."I think they'll both make a good showing." you tell him. "Sasuke is easily Jonin level, but most of his most powerful moves can't be used in matches like this. If Udon can exploit that, he might pull something off. Even if he loses, if Udon can put up a good fight against Sasuke, he should get nominated for promotion.""I know Sasuke is crazy strong, but Udon is good too." Konohamaru goes on. "Just watch. You'll see what Ebisu Sensei and I mean."Down in the arena, the match is set to start."Second Round, First match!" Aoba calls. "Sasuke vs. Udon, begin!"The proctor jumps back, as Sasuke and Udon take fighting stances. Looking closely, you feel like there's something weird about Udon's glasses.Sasuke launches a Fireball Jutsu, forcing Udon to dodge. As he jumps away, Udon tosses a volley of shuriken, which are easily deflected by Sasuke.Sasuke tries to draw closer, but Udon throws another volley, this time preparing some hand seals."Konohamaru taught me this one. And he learned it from his grandpa, the Third Hokage!" Udon shouts. "Shuriken Shadow Clone Jutsu!"Udon's handful of shuriken multiplies to dozens, forcing Sasuke to take evasive maneuvers. Even with the sharingan active, he still gets clipped by quite a few of them."No way!" you hear Ebisu yell. "It's not a perfect replication like Konohamaru's, but that jutsu should be far above his level!""Yeah, go Udon!" Konohamaru cheers. "You can do it!"After the shower of shuriken, Sasuke looks like he wants to keep this from dragging any longer. He rushes towards Udon and the two lock kunai. Sasuke is trying to catch Udon's eyes, while Udon is trying to hold his own keeping his gaze away.>Continued
>>45468116Udon, I think Konohamaru's lying to you. We were there, Hiruzen never taught him that move. He probably learned it himself from family scrolls, or something.
>>45468116https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQQ6QBmRAFA&list=PL3AC39BCAE0A97F85&index=14Fighting like this is wearing Udon out, and he breaks away to catch his breath. Sasuke dives in to attack again, but Udon throws something down between them. When it hits the ground, it explodes and releases a cloud of gas. It envelops both of the competitors before they jump back out of it. Udon looks fine, but Sasuke seems to be in pain."Agh! What is this?" Sasuke asks, struggling to keep his eyes open. "What did you do to my eyes?""Sorry, Sasuke." Udon apologizes. "I can't beat the sharingan, so I prepared this gas in advance. I knew it would be my only chance."Udon throws more shuriken, and performs another Shuriken Shadow Clone Jutsu. This time, Sasuke's eyes have a hard time catching them, and he's hit all over."Gah!" Sasuke cries out in pain again. "I didn't think you'd push me this far, Udon. But I guess I don't have a choice."You see Sasuke disappear and appear behind Udon, his eyes ringed by the orange tone of Sage Mode. With that, he doesn't have to see where his enemy is, he can sense them. You get the feeling Sasuke himself is going to consider this a loss, though.Sasuke hits Udon on the back of his head, knocking him to the ground. While he's there, Sasuke pins him."The winner is Sasuke!" Aoba calls.Sasuke lets Udon up. "I don't like that trick you pulled. But I have to admit, it was smart."The two of them return to the box."Man, he totally would have had him too!" Konohamaru whines. "But he had to go and use Sage Mode.""Indeed." Ebisu adds. "He goes above and beyond expectations, and it still isn't enough.">A.The fact that he had to makes Udon pretty impressive>B.Udon didn't really have a chance to win, but he put up quite a fight>C.He will still probably get the promotion>D.Don't say anything>E.Other
>>45468159Different timeline, Konohamaru learned from him waaay before we got taught.
>>45468204>A.The fact that he had to makes Udon pretty impressive>C.He will still probably get the promotion
>>45468204>>A.The fact that he had to makes Udon pretty impressive
>>45468204>E. "Then you can train them to beat Sage Mode. You learn more in defeat then you do in victory Konohamaru."
>>45468204>A.The fact that he had to makes Udon pretty impressive>E.Other"Sage Mode is some serious power, the sort of thing you pull out for S-class threats. And Udon forced him into having to use it. He's definitely getting that promotion."
>>45468204>going sage against a geninWow sasuke sucks.
>>45468361Well he was trying to use stuff that wouldn't kill him outright.
>>45468361He was also blinded, so using his second set of senses was smart.However I would advise Sasuke to learn to fight without his eyes at all. Focus on training his other senses without the need for a sharingan or his sage powers.Hell we can do that with ourselves with our wise monkey. Show Sasuke up by doing it ourselves.
>>45468404That and Sasuke has a skill set lacking any skills designed for capture aside from his genjutsu.
>>45468239>>45468258>>45468322You understand Konohamaru's disappointment. Both of his teammates are out of the competition now, after all. You try and cheer him up."The fact that he had to use Sage Mode makes Udon pretty impressive." you tell Konohamaru. "That's the kind of thing you reserve for S class threats. Udon is definitely going to get that promotion."Yeah, I guess he did pretty good." Konohamaru replies. "I wanted him to win, though. But I guess Sasuke will have to pull through for the Leaf.""Now that's what I like to hear!" Kiba adds. "The rematch all of us have been waiting for is coming up!"The next fight goes by fairly quickly as well. The Mist Genin tries to use water jutsu to slow down Gaara's sand, but Gaara starts to use some tricky maneuvers, moving his sand stealthily across the ground unnoticed, while distracting the genin with regular attacks. Soon enough, the Mist Genin is caught and immobilized, and Gaara moves on to the finals.As Sasuke and Gaara face each other in the arena, you can barely hear Aoba over the roar of the crowd. This is the match they all came here to see. The continuation of their fight from four years ago. Though very few people here know that Gaara was dead for over three of them. You can't imagine Sasuke losing after as strong as he's gotten."What do you think, Kon?" Kiba turns up to you. "How fast are we looking at Sasuke winning? Five minutes? Three?">A.I think Sasuke will take his time>B.Sasuke will wrap this one up quickly>C.I don't think Gaara will go down quite that easily>D.Other
>>45468579>>C.I don't think Gaara will go down quite that easily
>>45468579>D.Other"I brought snacks for a reason. This is going to take a while."
>>45468579>D.Other"Don't jinx it, Kiba. Commenting on how something is going to be easy is the surest way to make it not be."
>>45468579>C.I don't think Gaara will go down quite that easily
>>45468579>D.OtherSasuke's best chance is to end it quick, but I'm sure Garra won't let him.
>>45468579>D. "Sasuke will try to win in the first second. After that it will only get harder and harder to get past Gaara's defense. I'm betting Gaara learned something from his father to counteract Sasuke's chidori."
>>45468586>>45468593>>45468640>>45468664You know firsthand how strong Sasuke is, but you still don't think it's good to underestimate Gaara."I don't think Gaara will go down quite that easily." you tell Kiba. "This may take longer than you expect.""Well, he'll just be wasting his time." Kiba replies. "no matter what he does, there's no way he can match Sasuke. Dude is scary strong."Down in the arena, the match has begun. Sasuke instantly tries for a chidori, coating his hand in lightning, the familiar sound filling the stadium, barely discernible over the crowd's screams.As Sasuke rushes forward, Gaara's sand forms to protect him, but it's different than usual. Instead of forming a dome or wall like before, it takes the the shape of a woman, her hands blocking the attack. Where Sasuke's chidori pierced before, this time he is stopped in his tracks."My mother's will is in this sand." Gaara explains. "It was her protecting me this whole time. I only learned this after I came back to life."Sasuke stops his attack and jumps back."To make up for last time, and all the things I did before, I'll make sure to give you a real fight, Sasuke Uchiha." Gaara tells him, lifting himself into the air on a platform of his sand. "I'd hate to disappoint."Gaara sends wave after wave of sand in Sasuke's direction, Sasuke dodging and returning fire when he can. You feel like he could end it with Sage Mode or Mangekyo, but is too stubborn. Like this, things could drag on.The two of them exchange attacks for quite a while, neither of them hitting home. Eventually Sasuke starts showing signs of fatigue. Gaara is tiring as well. He comes down to the ground, presumably to conserve chakra.>ContinuedAfter I eat dinner
>>45468999https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdPjGTbnw1s&list=PL3AC39BCAE0A97F85&index=36Both of them are tired. The longer they drag this out, the more their attacks will peter out. Sasuke begins charging a chidori. It seems like he wants to end this in one more attack. Gaara seems to oblige. He gathers all his sand in front of him."Sand Tsunami!"A huge wave of sand rushes forward toward Sasuke. He doesn't flinch. In his hand, in the midst of his Chidori, you see a swirling. You check to make sure, and sure enough, Sasuke isn't in Sage Mode right now. Yet he's forming a Rasengan in the same hand as his Chidori.Sasuke dashes forward, the swirling torrent of lightning in his hand."Lightning Release: Rasenkiri! Spiral Cutter!"The attack hits the wave of sand head on, blasting it apart. Sasuke goes right through it. His hand stops just short of Gaara's face, the lightning almost touching him.Gaara kneels down and exhales heavily."You win, Sasuke."The crowd goes wild."Yeah, that's my student right there!" you hear Jiraiya from up above. "Look at that move! Now that's a jutsu!"Everyone is ecstatic."Well, that was a better fight than I thought." Kiba remarks. "In fact, it was probably cooler than any of our Chunin Exam fights. But that's not the important thing. The question is who will be promoted. Sasuke just muscled his way through all his fights. They might actually keep him a Genin. Can you imagine?">A.There's no way they'd do that>B.You might be right>C.If they don't promote Sasuke after that, who will they?>D.Other
>>45469661>B.You might be rightBut>C.If they don't promote Sasuke after that, who will they?
>>45469661>>B.You might be right
>>45469661>>D.OtherYes Yes I can. snigger
>>45469661>B.You might be right"It's entirely possible, of course. This much raw power makes it hard to assess his leadership potential.""It's up to Itachi."
>>45469661>D. To be fair, he was never really challenged. He brute forced his way through all his fights because he so heavily outclassed his opponents that it was an option. Now, if I were in that arena with him, forcing him to think and come up with new avenues of attack, we might see him doing things completely differently.
Never know they may have him fight Kon, the winner of last time
>>45469683>>45469688>>45469755You see Kiba's point. The Chunin Exams aren't really meant to test people who have techniques powerful enough to beat everyone like that."You might be right." you tell Kiba. "That much raw power makes it hard to assess his leadership potential. It's up to Lord Itachi."The crowd's cheering eventually dies down, as the proctor makes his way to the center of the arena to make the final call. Before he can, another voice resounds through the stadium.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i25wt0DV5h0&list=PL4C928EAF7AA5B906&index=67"I hope you all enjoyed the show." you look to the far wall. On top of it is a familiar masked man. The man claiming to be Madara. "But now, I'm going to be needing your attention. I will now tell you all about Akatsuki's ultimate goal. About how we will bring about world peace."Everyone is listening intently. Even the Five Kage aren't making a move."I am Madara Uchiha." the masked man says. "And I am the leader of Akatsuki. We are gathering the tailed beasts in order to combine them all into one. The Ten Tailed Beast. By becoming the Jinchuuriki of the Ten Tails, I will be able to achieve my Moon's Eye Plan. I will cast a genjutsu off the moon, effecting every being on Earth. Putting them into the Eternal Dream World. The Infinite Tsukuyomi. A world where all your desires can come true."There's a lot of muttering in the crowd."In this world, there will always be suffering." Madara goes on. "People's happiness will come at the expense of others. In the end, the weak will never fulfill their desires. They will be trampled by the will of the strong. And further still, in this world you can lose things that are precious to you. Opportunities will pass you by, never to return. Loved ones will be lost, never to be seen again. There are even those that never get to meet loved ones at all. What hope is there for them in this world? In the Infinite Tsukuyomi, the impossible can be achieved.">Continued
>>45470135can we please try to lance him in the middle of his speech?
>>45470135>"So what, this generation of people are happy and have their wishes fulfilled in this 'dream world'? >"Then the next generation doesn't even exist?"
>>45470196seconded. Just lance the asshole making himself a target.
>>45470196>>45470231You know attacks can just phase right through him?
>>45470231maybe it's a clone or illusion>>45470135Go Sage mode and sense if it's actually him.
>>45470240IC we don't.>>45470249I was thinking that too. Still wouldn't hurt to lance him just out of spite.
>>45465568>>45466286>>45466569I would like to ask this/these gentlemen.Are you a wizard?
>>45470264Why lance him? Let's use our fancy new compression no jutsu
>>45470135Everyone listens as Madara continues."In order to change this broken world, we need the power of the tailed beasts." Madara goes on. "Were you to hand over the three tails and the eight tails, you could all be living in your perfect utopia, with no need for bloodshed. Though I doubt you will take it, you have the offer to relinquish them to us. If not, we will have to come capture them ourselves. I am currently gathering forces. I welcome anyone that wants to help us achieve our goal. I already count the Rain among my allies. You smaller villages will continue to be stepped upon by the more powerful nations. By joining me, you can achieve everything you desire. Regardless, if the beasts are not relinqused, in two months time, on October eighth, I will march my forces on the Cloud to take the eight tails. You have until then to come to your senses and support the Akatsuki's goal of world peace. If not, then it will be Ninja World War Four. The last war. Ever."With that, the man disappears in the same manner as before. Everyone in the stadium is still stunned. You go into Sage Mode to check, but the man is gone.>A.Go straight to the Hokage>B.Go down and talk to Sasuke>C.Go talk with someone else (Specify)>D.Go somewhere>E.Other
>>45470320Still need to be in contact to do the new technique.
>>45470331>A.Go straight to the Hokage
>>45470331Damn cutscenes making people invincible...
>>45470331>A.Go straight to the HokageThis needs to be resolved long before october.
>>45470331Sorry boys, I gotta job to do, keep sage mode on he won't have teleported far in one go. Sense around, find that fucker or any other Akatski about.
>>45470331Looks like our goal is to get all the smaller villages on our side...
>>45470331>>A.Go straight to the Hokage
>>45470331>A. Go straight to the Hokage.>E. Be on a hair trigger just waiting to rant about how that fucking idiot is going to get thousands, tens of thousands of hardworking people killed just to satisfy his own ego, what sort of person willingly invites war on that scale, holy fucking shit that guy is going to die so fucking hard.
All in favour of Kon ranting, all I wanted was one simple chunin exam, just one but nooooo
>>45470345>>45470347>>45470370>>45470374>>45470376>>45470389>>45470401You waste no time. You head straight up to the Kage box to talk to the Hokage."So that was 'Madara', was it Kon?" Itachi notes as soon as you arrive. "I know I said I wanted to see you after the exams, but I didn't expect this.""So now we know exactly what they want." Neji says. "The reason they're gathering all the tailed beasts.""Madara." the Tsuchikage grumbles. "That's a name that brings back memories. So he wants war, does he?">A.Suggest that all the Kage ally now>B.Express concern over the Jinchuuriki>C.Express concern over Madara gathering forces from the smaller villages>D.Say something else (Write-in)>E.Other
>>45470331>After a moment of silence>"SON OF A WHORE!"
>>45470521>D.Say something else (Write-in)"And yet it couldn't be Madara. What reason would the real Madara have to hide his face? Doing so only invites us to question his identity rather than building on his image."
>>45470521>A.Suggest that all the Kage ally nowUnless you like the idea of a criminal and murderer being able to walk freely and do whatever he pleases while everyone is hypnotized.
>>45470521We need to make sure we either convince enough villages to ally with us or eliminate Madara long before that date.
>>45470521>>C.Express concern over Madara gathering forces from the smaller villages
Alright quick question, can we blow up the moon?
>>45470619The Raikage can answer that!
>>45470619Now that's some lateral thinking Anon. I like it!
>>45470619Actually just hiding the moon could be enough.
>>45470521>A.Suggest that all the Kage ally now, until akatsuki are dealt with at least
>>45470619I love the mental image this just brought up. All these works leaders in one room discussing how to save the world, and the 17 year old that asks "can we blow up the moon?"
>>45470521>E.OtherWe need to blow up the moon.
>>45470552>>45470585>>45470550>>45470699What Madara said about the smaller villages concerns you. They could be tempted to join with him."Lord Itachi, I'm worried about the smaller villages." you tell the Hokage. "If they ally with Madara, who knows how many casualties there will be? We need to get them on our side.""I concur." the Sixth replies. "The Waterfall should be easy enough, so I'll get someone right on it. I'll try to negotiate with the others soon. However, I can't imagine we can reason with the Rain. From what Lord Jiraiya said, they were zealous in their support for Pain. Madara is probably building off of that. Any attempt to reason with them would likely be met with resistance far too great. We may have no choice in regards to them."You look around the box. All Five Kage are here. This could be the only chance you get."All the Kage need to ally now!" you shout. "At the very least, until Akatsuki is dealt with. We can't allow Madara to do as he pleases!""Heh. I don't like Madara acting so high and mighty, myself." the Tsuchikage chuckles. "Strange as it may seem, I would support such an alliance.""Even the fence sitter, huh?" the Raikage scoffs. "Madara plans to march on the Cloud. I will gladly ally with anyone willing to help.""Excellent." Itachi speaks up. "I will of course support an alliance of shinobi. Kazekage?""The Sand will also ally." Rasa replies. "We have no choice but to stand together at this time."Everyone looks to the Mizukage."I guess I can't say no. For a number of reasons." Mei sighs. "We can just get everything else resolved after Madara is dealt with, I suppose.""Then it is done." the Tsuchikage stands up. "We have officially formed: The Allied Shinobi Forces!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk_NyPgYDWEAll Five Great Ninja Villages working as one. Surely together, you can put a stop to Madara's schemes. But this is only the beginning.>End of Chapter 65
>>45470961Bit of a short thread tonight, kind of slow. The fights/speech were responsible for that, sorryNext thread won't be until Monday next weekTwitter is @LazeQM
>>45470978Is it bad that I want Kon to finally have his first drink with Shikamaru, Choji, and the Mist Ambassador in celebration of actually fenagling an alliance between the major villages? I mean, all it took was one SS-class megalomaniac with seven tailed beasts and a minor ninja village declaring war on everyone.
>>45470978Great thread dude. But why no thread until Monday?Is it errands?
>>45471011I have drill
>>45470961>Kurotsuchi's reaction to Kon taking the reins?>How many "reasons"?
>>45471033Somehow not surprisedAs many as all the ways her village would get straight fucked for not allying
>>45470978Well, that's that... How are our smaller village relations?So Laze, why did Kon not stick a sage lance through the stationary big bad?Secondly what was raikages plan if we didn't suggest an alliance?Lastly God damn no one even tried to nab him come on? But really the question is will we get to chat to Itachi in private after all?
>>45471071Decent. The Waterfall in particular is on good terms with the LeafBecause it wouldn't work and I didn't to waste the time and character limitHe would have asked for help later in privateNo. You will. Unless you choose not to for some reason
>>45471110So who's becoming Chunin?
>>45471139Sasuke, Gaara, Udon, Moegi, and the Mist guyThey figured now would be a good time to promote more genin than usual
>>45471154is Knos mum goinna be revived?
>>45471806omg thats so bad lazy youre such a bad person!
>>45471806So... Which coming ressed fights you keen for Laze? The third, parents, Kakuzu...assuming he ain't a path of pain... The sound 4 again. Any others?How far we from that rumoured power up and I thought we had like another 20ish threads to go?Honestly expected Itachi to join the Akatski side so yay... Or has he..
>>45471889Mostly the ones you mentioned, yeah. Also Kakuzu is totally a path of PainYou get it from your mom I underestimated a bit, I thought we would only go to like 75, but it might be quite a bit longer. If we take the Storm games as a timeline, we might go to 100, with 25 threads per game
>>45471965What are the Storm games' plot?
>>45471975They cover the same story as the manga, it's just that they have so far conveniently lined up with the questStorm 1 covered Part 1, which was the first 25 threadsStorm 2 covered from the start of Shippuden until Pain, which was threads 26-50It's crazy how well it's lined up so far
Ever considered doing a grail wat quest? Given in game only takes like a week or 2 you could knock it out in like a month.Back to this though, how is Naruto and co doing? How is he finding the rinnegan?Once the quest ends will we get a leaf ninja movie, 2 or 3 years after thus shit storm where we see everyone older and starting to pair up and so on?
>>45472130Was never really into Fate. I have mentioned it before, but I plan on doing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon for my next questNaruto has been doing something very important. He doesn't have the Rinnegan thoughThe Last and Boruto both happen in canon, so you better be ready for that shit too Also I'm thinking about doing a version of RtN soon
>>45472233>CheckedFucking hyped for all of those, so damn hyped. Thank you so much Laze.Has anyone mentioned us or thought or planned against us specificly while we have been having, like two months off in the leaf. I'm guessing the dead akatski are the paths of pain. Ah well I wonder how well equipped we are to fight the enemy this time as compared to canon.
>>45472341There are going to be a couple of Edo Tensei primed especially for youThey areWell, you won't have Nardo pumping the whole army with fox juice and going around fighting everyone's battles for them. So you might have to, I don't know. Use actual strategy or something
>>45472414should have obito resurrect kon's mum and her killer, release her/have her talk to kon normally then have her killed again by the guy
>>45472458>her killerYou mean Kurama
>>45472414So what did the kage thibk of Kon barging in and saying what he did? Anyone think cool or annoyed? Mizukage eyeing up the bcc.
>>45472476Could we in theory create a yang and yin version of each demon? Kinda giving us spares and more hits? Seriously? What's the difference between the yin and yang demons anyways?
>>45472489The Kage weren't all that surprised, given you had already accompanied Itachi to the summit. Most were actually wondering why you weren't there to begin withMei was actually eyeing C>>45472500I guess you could. They would just split the chakra in half, I suppose. Not much, as far as I know
>>45472536Naaaaw lucky C. Mizukage probs views us rather poorly, does she Fi D us attractive in any way? Is Ao still a stick in the mud? Haku seen or met Choijro yet
>>45472581Check Mei's IT dream page in the manga. Her dream guy is literally CShe thinks you're kind of cute, but in the same way as most other young boys, like ChojuroHe isHe did when they went to meet Utakata