This is Boruto Quest, a quest set in the universe of Naruto. It is during the generation of Naruto's son, shortly after everyone has graduated from their Genin exam. I haven't kept up with the series beyond the end of the original one, so this one is intended to recapture the feel of that time of Naruto. I will not be incorporating the main show or the Boruto movie's plot into the quest, although some recognizable characters will be present. You play as a 12 year old Chunin graduate named Takeshi. You have been assigned a Jounin squad leader named Hanto, and your two squadmates are Kichiro, a young delinquent, and Ai, a strange social outcast of a girl. You are of average skill in most aspects, although your sharp intelligence, and your jack of trades skill set have brought you far. You have just recently graduated to a Chunin after winning the final tournament. You've been regularly completing missions as a Chunin, and making progress in training. Life is well ordered, but how long can the walls of the village hold against ever approaching storms? http://pastebin.com/Qsm6XN98
Your eyes open fairly early in the morning, and you take your time in a relaxed fashion as you prepare for the day. You look at the tiger cloak that's hanging next to the door, and decide that you'll wait for a special occasion instead of wearing it around casually. Your brother, tired eyed, opens the door and stumbles in. He gives you a wave, heading directly for his bedroom. "Morning, Takeshi. Did you eat breakfast?"You shake your head, telling him that you were just getting ready to prepare some before a shower.He walks over to the fridge and opens it. "Go ahead and get in the shower, and I'll fry you an egg. You said you were meeting with the Hokage, right?"You nod. "Thanks, bro." He waves you off, and you jump into the shower and are soon on your way out the door.But you have the time to go to at least one location in the village before you head over. What do you feel like doing for the morning?>A. Go to the Weapon Shop>B. Go to the Flower Shop>C. Go to the Training Field>D. Go to the Academy>E. Write-in
>>45925056>>D. Go to the AcademyTime for book learning. Summons when?
>>45925056>>D. Go to the AcademyRead Ninja! READ!
>>45925113relatively soontonight is an important night though
>>45925056>>D. Go to the Academyget a book on battle tactics
The flower shop was ordering the plants we need, right? They wouldn't be in yet?
>>45925056>D. Go to the Academy
>>45925162They are, but you won't have time to use them until after you talk to the Hokage
>>45925056>>D. Go to the Academy
Hell yeah motherfucker!>D. Go to the Academy
Owls fo lyfe
Pardon me, but I could interest you in leaches?
>>45925056>C. Go to the Training Field
Once again, you decide that the best way to start your day is with a lesson at the Academy! These days, you've been your own teacher, but it's been proving fruitful. You've learned about several techniques, and today as you walk through the doors, you may possibly discover another to learn. As far as you can tell, you'll be able to rely on the Academy's resources for quite a while. You enter, and off in a corner of the room, you spot Shino, Kayo, and Himawari. Himawari and Shino are both studiously reading their material, while Kayo has fallen asleep, resting her cheek against her propped up arm. Akahiko is on top of her head, as usual, also asleep. The open book in front of her is on page four.Before you head on over to say hello, you go to decide what you want to read.>A. Non Elemental Ninjutsu: Water Walking>B. Water Element Ninjutsu: Water Whip>C. Medical Ninjutsu: Chakra Scalpels. (two study sessions required)>D. Sealing Jutsu: Elemental Ward: Learn to draw a seal that can negate a fairly powerful elemental ninjutsu of a single type. The first you can learn is Water.>E. Genjutsu: Illusory Fire. Learn to mimic a false fire that will create a fake sensation of heat. It will not cause pain, but it could trick an opponent into believing an exit is blocked off.>F. Look for other material. (Write-in suggestion)
>>45925461>>A. Non Elemental Ninjutsu: Water WalkingWe don't know how to do this... Wow
>>45925461>A. Non Elemental Ninjutsu: Water Walking
>>45925461>C. Medical Ninjutsu: Chakra Scalpels. (two study sessions required)
>>45925461>D. Sealing Jutsu: Elemental Ward: Learn to draw a seal that can negate a fairly powerful elemental ninjutsu of a single type. The first you can learn is Water.
>>45925461>A. Non Elemental Ninjutsu: Water WalkingKinda assumed we already could do this, though seeing as that's not the case, it's top priority.
>>45925461>E. Genjutsu: Illusory Fire. Learn to mimic a false fire that will create a fake sensation of heat. It will not cause pain, but it could trick an opponent into believing an exit is blocked off.Physical indicator genjutsu? YES PLEASE!
>>45925461>Chunin>Can't waterwalkare we the most pleb Chunin in the village or what?
>>45925461>C. Medical Ninjutsu: Chakra Scalpels. (two study sessions required)Say hi to the waifus
>>45925493>>45925585>>45925534Good thing nobody asked.
>>45925585well, there was no point to learn it when shikamaru was training you for the tournament. No water in the arena.Then before that, hanto had just taught you tree walking.You graduated before you even had a chance to learn it. So, in a way, yes, you are both the most pleb and the best chunin.
>>45925461>>A. Non Elemental Ninjutsu: Water Walking
>>45925461I just realized I called Shinji Shino. My mistake everyone, it's Shinji sitting with his squad.
>>45925679ooooohhh...Yeah, okay. Minibug, not big bug.
Taking the book of the shelf, you walk over to their table and quietly take a seat next to Shinji. Himawari and Kayo sit across from you, and the former looks up from her book while the latter is still fast asleep. She smiles slightly, and speaks in an even softer voice than she usually may. "Hello, Takeshi. I guess you've come to study as well?" You nod, and place your book on the table and open it. Looking over, Shinji briefly holds up his hand in a friendly gesture, acknowledging you before getting back to reading. You're not surprised that he'd choose to focus on his studies rather than speak, it is a library after all. "Hope you don't mind if I join you guys." Himawari shakes her head. "Of course not, just don't wake Kayo. That's how we know if we're being too loud." You give her a thumbs up before diving into your book. "Got it." --After an hour a half, you feel that you completely understand the theory behind the Water Walking Jutsu. It's pretty much a direct advancement of the Tree Walking Jutsu, and you've completely mastered that with little issue. Considering your good chakra control, the same should be true for this when you put it to practice.Himawari shakes Kayo's shoulder gently, as it's time to go. She rubs her eyes and wipes her mouth, before looking at you drowzy eyed. "Eh? When did he get here..?"The four of you leave the library. You're getting ready to depart, but you have a moment to say something to the group if you wish.>A. Have you guys been training hard since the exam?>B. Been going on a lot of missions lately?>C. Wanna get together and spar sometime?>D. Write-in
>>45925792>C. Wanna get together and spar sometime?Training Ho!
>>45925792>C. Wanna get together and spar sometime?
>>45925792>>C. Wanna get together and spar sometime?
>>45925792>B. Been going on a lot of missions lately?
>>45925792>>A. Have you guys been training hard since the exam?
>>45925792>D.How have you guys been?Just friendly shit n stuff.
>>45925792>A. Have you guys been training hard since the exam?>C. Wanna get together and spar sometime?
"So, how would you three like to get together and spar sometime? I'm always looking for people to train with!" Shinji nods. "Noted." Himawari, holding the book she checked out, also nods with a smile. "Sure. I bet Mirai-Sensei would like to watch as well."Akahiko is still asleep on Kayo's head, you notice. She smiles faintly, though it's clear she's still half asleep as well. "Yeah, cool, totally." She yawns, stretching her mouth open widely so that you can see four pointed fangs. They all go their seperate ways as you say goodbye, and you head for the Hokage's Office.You enter, and see Sarada seated in front of his desk. It's just you and her in here, right now. She turns around, and glares. "What are you doing here?"You blink. "The Hokage asked me to come, this morning." She grumbles. "Hmm, he asked me to come here as well. Of course, I've been here for an hour and he hasn't shown up!" Shrugging, you take the other seat next to her. "I'm sure he'll show up soon enough. At least now we can chat to pass the time, right?""Right.." she mutters. After a few seconds of silence, she turns and looks at you fiercely. "What was the deal with you and my mom the other day?? I've never seen her like that, and she wouldn't tell me!"You shake your head. "No idea at all, really. I was just afraid as you were, tell the truth. I guess it means I can come over any time now, right?"She looks at you flatly, unamused, although your intentions are completely innocent. "No, it doesn't mean that."
>>45926372The door behind the two of you opens, and Mitsuki steps in. A chill crawls up your spine at once as you look at his calm smile, remembering the night in the forest. Of course, you know his violent behavior was due to a jutsu that he'd used. It doesn't particularly help in relaxing you. Granted, once he steps over and greets you, there's little tension. He bows. "Congratulations on your success, Takeshi!"You chuckle, and smile. "Thanks!"A moment later, both Naruto and Boruto step through the door. Boruto has his hands placed in a relaxed position behind his head, and his dad steps around to his desk. "Good morning, everyone. Glad to see that we're here already!"Sarada shouts. "It's nearly noon!"Naruto chooses to simply ignore her, and continue. "I've asked you all to come here personally, and at the time I said that I had a surprise for you. The heart of this matter is a special mission that I want to assign to the four of you, as what may be my most finely skilled squad of young shinobi." You glance around briefly, and everyone is listening intently. "Do you remember the incident with the Jashinist spy, in our village?"Your stomach flips at the thought. Of course you remember. Everyone else nods quietly. "We have reason to believe that he, and possibly another agent, is using one of Orochimaru's old hideouts as a drop point to exchange information. This is how mission details keep leaking, we believe. Even if they're not using the information directly for their goals, it's possible that they could be selling other mission information to criminal groups. I need you four to scout out this hideout, and try to recover any relevant information, and detain /any/ present people."He slides a map across to you, specifically. "This is the way to the hideout. Takeshi, I want you on this mission thanks to your skills as both a leader and an interrogator."
Sarada looks over. "Interrorgator!?"Naruto laughs boisterously. "That's right, Takeshi's probably full of more tricks than you'd know what to do with, Sarada! That's why it's important that the three of you listen to him. You're all incredible shinobi, but you need a good leader to hold the team together."You notice Boruto's pronounced silence. He now has his arms crossed, and you gather that he isn't happy with this information. Hopefully it won't become a problem.Naruto stands up. "You're all dismissed. Tell no one that you're leaving the village."The four of you stand and take your leave, and depart. The only people who know you've left are the gate guards, who have been informed beforehand.The hideout isn't far, but you've got time to talk to your current group.>A. Speak to Boruto. >B. Speak to Sarada>C. Speak to Mitsuki>D. Speak to them as a group.
>>45926411>D. Speak to them as a group.We need to work as a team, so lets get any complaints out of the way.
>>45926411>>D. Speak to them as a group.
>>45926411>>D. Speak to them as a group.Any tricks I should know about?
>>45926411>>D. Speak to them as a group.Address any concerns they may have etc.
>>45926411>>D. Speak to them as a group.Look I didn't demand to be incharge, don't worry i'm sure we can work together and get this sorted. I could not have asked for a better team. Now if anyone has any complaints now, get it out or forever hold your peace.
>>45926411>>D. Speak to them as a group.If boruto acts like an ass, he will, just inform him that we are a Chuunin not him. We will report any problems to the hokage.
>>45926411>D. Speak to them as a group.Stop everyone and go over the leadership position we have been granted. Especially with Boruto. Even if we make an order that seems to them cowardly or unsound you're free to voice your complaints while performing said task.Also what are their capabilities.
>>45926411>D. Speak to them as a group
>>45926411We seem to be going for a group speech. Just massage Boruto's ego a bit. Mention that as he's got the most raw combat strength, if something goes wrong it's on him to pull us out of fire.We don't have to shut him down more, will solve nothing.
>>45926411>D. Speak to them as a group.And seconding>>45926442and>>45926478and>>45926497and>>45926516
>>45926411>D. Speak to them as a group.
>>45926596>Boruto, I want you to follow my orders to the letter. Your shadow clones are awesome, and I wholly intend to abuse the shit out of them because of it.
Before you get too far into the walk, you decide that it'd be best to address everyone as a group. You know that there must be some strong feelings here, mostly from Boruto and Sarada. Are two people as prideful as them going to be okay with having you, someone they looked down on, as their leader?You step in front of them. "Okay everyone, I want to talk to you for a moment about something important. I'm going to have to ask that you all follow my instructions to the letter, but I don't say this because I have a lack of faith in your abilities. I couldn't have asked for a better team of Genin, but I just want to address any possible concerns. We are risking our lives, after all."Mitsuki smiles. "No qualms from me."Sarada answers flatly. "You outrank me. Simple. Now, outskill? That's debatable.."Boruto stares at you fiercly for a short moment, before dropping his crossed arms to his sides. "The way I see it, you did beat me in a fair fight. There's no denying that. But..I beat Sarada, so at least I know I'm not the weakest person here right now!" For the briefest moment, he looks at you with a cocky, bur friendly grin.He chuckles before she gasps and slaps him hard enough to send him sky high. After a good laugh, you're on your way again. It's early in the afternoon by the time you reach the base. The four of you stop, and Sarada looks over. "Me and Mitsuki will do a brief scan of the outside before heading in." You give the thumbs up, and Sarada activates her Sharingan while Mitsuki is going through handsigns. "Predator Sight Jutsu" He blinks once, and his snakelike eyes seem to change color from yellow to red. He quietly explains what he's doing. "This Jutsu lets me see heat signatures. As of now, I'm not detecting anything similar to a human outside of the base. Sarada?"
She crosses her arms. "There's actually a number of masses of chakra inside of the base. I'd estimate a dozen by my count, but they're all pretty close together. Some kind of circle..?"Boruto looks over. "How are we proceeding?"The base is built into a small hill, and the front entrance in front of you is a concrete bunker and door. It looks as though it'd be possible to blast it open, but that would immediately give away your position.>A. Use explosives and charge. Mitsuki and I at the rear, Boruto and Sarada at the front. >B. Is it possible to sneak in with any of your jutsu?>C. Sarada, can you cave the roof in on them with your strength?>D. Write-in
>>45927128>>C. Sarada, can you cave the roof in on them with your strength?One and done, quick and efficient.
>>45927128>B. Is it possible to sneak in with any of your jutsu?>>45927128>D. Write-inUse our seal chakra too if we have to or use transformation jutsu
>>45927128Circle implies either a ritual or one hell of a seal. If it's a ritual, there may be civilians.Mitsuki could tunnel underground. Can he do the same thing or something similar to get us around the door? We'll make a move on the chance we can either save any ritual fodder or gain information on any additional Jashinist holdouts.
>>45927128>>B. Is it possible to sneak in with any of your jutsu?>D. Write-inset traps for an escape route
>>45927128>B. Is it possible to sneak in with any of your jutsu?
>>45927128>>B. Is it possible to sneak in with any of your jutsu?if not, or at the right moment>C. Sarada, can you cave the roof in on them with your strength?and>D. Boruto we'll use some of your clones to throw explosives. (Explosive Rave Jutsu)Mass confusion to take town targets
The mission is to detain anyone present. I assume that means they want warm bodies to interrogate.Sneaking in is the best option.
>>45927267you only really need oneJashin motherfuckers are quite durable too
>>45927314True, but there is this 'One other' that interests me. Another Jashinist? Or a third party we haven't heard from yet, covertly supporting the Jashin cult as a group of easily-manipulated bloodthirsty zealots?
>>45927128>B. Is it possible to sneak in with any of your jutsu?This is an information gathering mission, and one where we have orders to take everyone alive if possible.
>Right now we have the element of surprice so>Stage 1We use false sound to enter team speak mode, Mitsuki can infiltrate while Sarada feeds us intel and warn him of things which we send via the jutsu.Once we confirm targets we have Boruto set up above them all ready of a barrage of shadow clones and rasengan. One my mark Mitsuki grabs on and Boruto causes utter brutality on the rest, Sarada keeps watch and catches any we can in genjutsu.
>>45926411>"Interrorgator!?"turbo tinfoil hat engaged
My computer just froze while I was in the middle of an update, and I had to restart it. I'm gonna have to restart what I was writing.Sorry dudes, it's coming shortly
>>45928111it's fine, shit happens boss.
>>45928111At least yer still alive minmin. I was worried that some ninja assassinate you
Thinking for a moment, you look around at the group. "Is it possible for us to sneak in, with any of your jutsu?" Mitsuki nods. "I could scout ahead briefly, by tunneling through the earth. With more information, it may be possible infiltrate this way." "Alright then, go ahead and check them out and come back." It only takes him a few seconds to dig through the dirt before he pops out of his hole, a serious look on his face. "They're all in large, hooded cloaks. From what I can tell, there is a number of innocent villagers from the surrounding towns! The Jashinists have come here for a gathering. There's no time to run and tell the village, as well."Boruto takes a step forward. "We have to bust in there! Let's go!""Wait!" you say. "We have a chance to sneak in. If we can get the advantage, we'll have a better shot of saving everyone." Boruto backs down, though he has clenched fists. "Then let's hurry up.."Sarada steps forward. "Mitsuki, transform into one of them, and we'll follow your lead."He does so, and you all turn into the miscellaneous cloaked cultists. Following your ally through the tunnel, you come out on the inside, in a hallway leading to the main room. You all exit and clean yourselves off, before keeping your heads low and stepping in to join the ritual.Hopefully no one cares that there are a couple of extras.You all enter the circle, and the scene in front of you is horrifying to an extreme that would have made you faint, if you were younger. Cont.---Sorry again. I've had this written the whole time: I've just been struggling with my computer shitting itself and my connection being unstable as well.
>>45929224Don't worry, minmin. We are patient! If you need to take some time, we will wait for you!
>>45929291>We are patient!Speak for yourself, I'm murdering a cute puppy every minute I have to wait for an update.Disclaimer: No puppies were harmed by the anon who posted this message
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI7Jc-fSQQ8The scent of blood hits you all in the face, but that's not the worst of it. The people in the center have had their legs and arms crippled, twisted in a similar fashion as the woman on the night of the murder. It occurs to you that you never learned her name. You gulp, your throat dry. You can scarcely imagine what the others are thinking at this moment, glancing at their hooded faces. From the circle steps forth a hooded figure. He has a katana with a black sheath at his side, and is considerably shorter than all the other cultists present. You and Sarada both turn and look at each other, confused.As if to answer your question, the figure removes the hood of his robe. At once your eyes go wide, and it takes everything you have not to cry out in shock.It's you. The cultist in front of you looks nearly exactly like you. There are slight differences, his hair is cut much shorter in a military crop, and is a jet black as opposed to your brown. His skin is much more pale as well.You can feel your three allies look at you in confusion, or maybe to get a live comparison. The figure speaks. "I'm glad that this local cabal could be present for the ceremony. After tonight, you will all have a taste of the immortality that Lord Jashin has gifted myself with. To think! Walking among eternity, able to worship our Lord day in and day out with the utmost fervor. A blessing.." He smiles fondly. The boy's eyes are glazed over, and he looks around the circle. The people below him moan and cry, men and women alike. "Please, no..!" "What is this!?" The boy opens up his cloak, and slowly draws out an ornate dagger. "This is freedom. Don't you see!?" He's about to lunge down with the dagger! Next to you, you can feel Boruto getting ready to leap to attack!>A. Join him, tell everyone to!>B. Let him go on his own>C. Stop him, and wait for a better moment to attack.>D. Write-in
>>45929554>>B. Let him go on his ownThat's a good distraction
>>45929554>A. Join him, tell everyone to!
>>45929554>>B. Let him go on his ownLet him cause a distraction.
>>45929554>B. Let him go on his ownWe don't know what this guy's capable of. Don't get involved unless Boruto is in serious trouble.
>>45929554>>A. Join him, tell everyone to!
>>45929554>B. Let him go on his own>D. Start surreptiously setting up bellsSo who wants to bet this is Ai's brother?
>>45929554>C. Stop him, and wait for a better moment to attack.>D. Move in a position to murder the everliving fuck out of him.
>>45929554>B. Let him go on his own>D. Set up bells
>>45929554Well holy shit.Coincidence, clone, or long lost twin? My money's on clone.
>>45929554this>>45929735And tell boruto not to get his blood on jinshi guy
>>45929554>D.Set up bells.>A. Join him, tell everyone to!
>>45929766My bet is Ai's brother she believes is dead.
>>45929786But that would not only make it coincidence, but unreasonable coincidence.
>>45929773>>45929554Supporting bells but since he looks like us don't expect it to work so well on him.
>>45929554>B. Bolts gonna bolt>D. Tell Mitsuki to get the innocents out of there while Boruto makes some noise.>D. Set up bells.
>>45929554>A If we don't stop everyone will be immortal
>>45929896Pretty sure they're gonna die anyway, but I guess we could try. He's gonna have to carry them one by one.
>>45929554>D. Mitsuki, Sarada, secure and move the civilians. Boruto, deal with the cultists. Mind that we're underground right now. I'll handle him.
>>45929856so it's pretty much guaranteed.>>45929554can we be not retards and say we retroactively did the communication genjutsu?
>>45929953Shit, this is better. A good, comprehensive plan that plays to people's strengths and prioritizes the removal of noncombatants
>>45929935Yeah, I kinda wasn't thinking. Like, maybe he could summon a giant snake to swallow them and carry them out for him or something, was what I was hoping for.I let the situation get to me a little bit. Gotta remember that our teammates are the big guns here.
>>45929953I like this plan too
>>45929896>>45929935>>45930042WAIT! Wait, wait, wait. Better idea. Have Boruto get the wounded out. He's got shadow clones, he can do it all at once. Meanwhile, Sarada can handle the big guy and Mitsuki can handle the cultists while we move into a better position.Once Boruto's gotten them to relative safety, he can come back if need be. We just need them out of immediate danger, right? We can have him split them up or something.
>>45930042'S alright man. I'm for >>45929953, but Salad and Mittens are probably gonna have to help with the cultists, at least a little bit. I'm listening to some of the Naruto themes, so maybe I'm just hype, but I'm for taking him on. Outthinking ourselves is going to be a little difficult, though.
>>45930138Sarada's assigned to help them in a medical capacity, make sure none of them are going to die. Mitsuki's in charge of actual transportation due to snake summons.
>>45930188>mitsuki has snake summons>doesn't want to use them to constrict and bind the cultists
>>45930237Civvies are more important. A round of rasengans everywhere until the civvies are out of the way is more ideal.
I'm going to have to end this, no matter how much I don't want to right now. It's impossible for me to write a post before my computer crashes again. At least, it seems like that. I'm pausing today's thread, but if it's still here tomorrow or even later tonight and my shit is working, I'll pick it up immediately.Keep an eye on twitter, folks. Once again, I apologize. I was super excited to run tonight as well. Next time, face your mysterious doppleganger!
>>45930449Thanks for running Mini. How spooked is everyone?
>>45930449What plan will you be using for next time?
>>45930449Thanks for the run, man! Great writing as always. Sorry to hear about the computer woes.How much arguing did Boruto give about us being made leader of the team? How many hours/days?
>>45930485I'm going to do a revote split between the two most popular votes currently. Letting Boruto attack while you prepare bells, or this write in >>45929953
>>45930449Sorry to hear that Mini, I hope you can figure out whats going on with your comp. Might I suggest using a googledoc so that you don't lose your work if/when your comp crashes?Thanks for running btw! I loved the reveal!
>>45930526vote for >>45929953
>>45930526Will you at least tell us Coincidence, Clone, Or long lost twin?
>>45930677I think he means he will host the vote when he comes back.
Post best girl pics to keep thread alive.
GuysRemember we still have the airborne poison.Distract then warn the team first with false sound then let the poison outORuse the last bug poison, throw hell while we secure him and the civis
Guys, let's be honest here, these captives are completely crippled. They will most likely never walk again, and they are not our mission. Moving them might cause harm and it puts a constraint on tactics. Our priority should be to take out the cultists, not save the people who will probably be dead anyways.
>>45933287While I partially agree we're pretty much specialized to taking out large groups of people be it lethal or non. Bells should take out most people mooks and our poisons can take out leadership.
>>45933537I simply believe that both Boruto and Mitsuki are better served in battle than rescue duty. That and I know those hostages' lives will be hell if we save them.
>>45933613>That and I know those hostages' lives will be hell if we save them.better to be alive than dead.
>>45933789That is very debatable. Judging by the fact that the other person we found in their condition is dead, I can assume that these people would be in immense pain.
>>45933287>>45933613>>45933789>>45933836The morality of saving them is pretty moot. One of them might have overheard something and as such are potential sources of information. Maximizing the amount of prisoners that survive to be interrogated is beneficial to the mission.
>>45931893is she still single?
>>45934246I think that she's kind of split on making such a big commitment.
>>45934246I love big boobs.It's a crude and simple sentiment, but I really really do.
>>45934295Same here anon, same here.
>>45934295Bigger the better
>>45934330Indeed. So glad Exaltedfag is running again
>>45934360Me too anon, me too.
>>45934295>>45934330>>45934336Lord, have mercy. I love huge breasts.
>>45934456Read Exalted Quest sometime the spoilered pic is the MC
>>45934477While I admit I would like to see more of the MC, the fact is that I doubt it's going to /h/. Say... has anyone tried running an adult quest in /h/? Is that even viable?
>>45934555All quests are contained on /tg/. There are still smut quests here, I know few if you're interested.
>>45934594Smutquest willl randomly be hit by the banhammer
>>45934643Nope, the ones I follow have been running for almost two years or more.
>>45934685Don't some quests run in /d/? Not regularly, but I thought I'd seen some one-offs or brief runs a few times.
>>45934643>>45934685>>45934697Oh. Well frankly, I'd die a little inside of sheer joy if I ever saw smut of >>45934330
>>45934697Dunno >>45934715I'm pretty sure EF (the Qm) has been wanting someone to try and write some for it. He's not comfortable doing it himself.
>Finally make it to one of the quests.>It's dead in the water by the time I catch up.FREGG
Bumping Thread for Mini-sama.
>>45937512Please return mini, and tell us how tinfoil sharingunfu became after discovering we knew interrogation jutsu.
Can we learn jutsu people know when we use the interrogation jutsu?
>>45939688If we look for it? Probably, although I doubt we could learn them.
Boruto is getting kinda chill around us. Big improvement there
I say that once we get out of this mess we learn to do our genjutsus without hand signs so people wouldn't realize theu were being fucked with
>>45941714Yeah>>45942282That's Jonin tier stuff anon. I mean I agree but our work is cut out for us.
>>45942339The two we already mastered are still the easiest two so I think we could do it
>>45941714agreedtime to start dating his sister
>>45942282>>45942339>>45942374I'd prefer to steal a Sharingan, but that opportunity doesn't come up often, unfortunately.
>>45942512>Not Stealing a RinneganPlebian tastes man.
>>45942512If we ever get the Hokage to owe us a big favor we should ask for this
>>45942512>>45942551if we were stealing any eyes I'd want the byakugan.
>>45942643But the sharingan is much better for genjutsu
>>45942976359 degree vision + massive sight radius + more accurate chakra seeing trumps a boost to genjutsu. After all if we can poison senbon someone from a few kilometers it doesn't matter if we genjutsu them or not.
>>45943118The Sharingan gives a bullet-time affect, the ability to copy an opponent's moves and jutsu (As long as it's not clan-based, or whatever), and the ability to apply genjutsu through eye contact only. They both have their ups and downs. I'd say they'd both be useful.
>>45943118Thing is that we have a whole clan who would do anything to stop us compared to two people with one rarely in the village
>>45943298My point was more about if we're going to do this I'd want the byakugan not that we should do it. We could just go the tech route and get some tech to become a sniper infiltrator.
>>45943342Now I'm kinda hoping some enemy fucks up Takeshi's eye so we can get a bionic replacement.
>>45943422We would have to fail for that, and we don't fail often. Also obligatory owls post.
>>45943530Yeah. Things have gone way too smooth. Almost feels like either everything is too easy and we're being mollycoddeled, or we're playing a Mary Sue.
>>45943530>>45943565To be fair when things DO go sideways Takeshi usually has a counter for it.Oh look your opponent was a Jinchurriki! Lol I have super paralyze poison. Your opponent likes spamming super op movesPoison his faggot ass before he busts the moves outYou have a bunch of bad guys climbing after youParalyzing bells + Paper bomb induced Avalanche.Not that we're a mary sue, we're just a smart and mean bastard when we need to be.
>>45943530Owls.Two parts mysterious/eerie, one part KYAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKA, one port HORK...HORK...HOOORK
>>45943565I get the feeling Mini is underestimating /tg/'s smarts. We blast through everything he presents to us. That's why I think we should roll. While Mini's a good QM, I don't think he could properly present a challenge for us. Not that I think we should solely rely on rolls, I could go for some modifiers for training and such, I just think it's too easy to pick the smartest option each time.
>>45943628Now that I think about it all of those were write-ins weren't they.
>>45943657not really, and we have fucked up before. See the Jashinist or Iron ninja. >>45943664Some are some aren't. It depends on the situation. The top two weren't but the last one was.
>>45943693With the Jashinist, we chose a blatantly dumb thing, yeah. And what Iron ninja? The guy we bled all over?I just think that the amount of fuckups we have are so few it becomes irrelevant. Leaves no danger or challenge.
>>45943721Puppet girl, she nearly cut us in two after all.You'd change your tune if we lacked back up. The reason our missions have gone so well was because we had a team and only had 1-2 dedicated enemies. That can change.
>>45943657Personally I hope we don't go with rolls, since too many times in other quests I've seen fool-proof plans go up in smoke all because some jackass rolled a 1. I'd rather we get punished for making dumb decisions rather than because the RNG didn't like us that day.
>>45943810I'm not saying we didn't fuck up, I'm just saying it's too rare to be any kind of threat. She's a sand ninja by the way.Haven't our last couple of missions had multiple enemies? Or are you talking about the high-ranking missing nin or whatever? It's been like seven v1 in one of them, and three v1 in the other. Not counting miscellaneous low-ranking mooks. Same for the fight with the Jashinist.I'm just saying, I prefer dice. What Mini's got now works fine, it just feels a little too much like a snowflake fanfic to me, but I stick around because it's decent.
>>45943963She's an ironman expy with her puppet.And yes I was talking about bosses or demi-bosses. we've had a safety net in the shape of our allies. We've yet to fight someone who outclasses us or hard counters us in a 1 on 1. When that starts happening we'll need to think a lot longer and harder to win. Can you imagine fighting veteran Chunin or full jonin solo? It'd end poorly.
>>45943693I think poisoning the jinchuuriki option was included because someone suggested it in the previous vote.The Boruto fight wasn't decided when we used the generic poison but when a write-in suggested us to transform into a Boruto clone.
>>45944047Point is Takeshi is pretty much dedicated to Battlefield control and finding tactical failures made by his opponents and fucking them over for it. Great for commanding, solo fighting is kinda meh. I mean the only reason we won was because we got underestimated a lot.
>>45944128oh no question our abilities are dependent on us being the underdog and/or having a lot of backup. hell the seal over our heart literally says underdog.
>>45944184Is it possible for someone who is immortal to NOT underestimate literally everyone they meet?
>>45944218any smart person knows that immortality does not mean someone can't inconvenience you to the point of uselessness.
The difficulty will be going up soon, guys. Enjoy the easy wins while you can
>>45944313I am, and they've been anything but easy.
>>45944313Yep after this mission and summons everything is going to become hard as hell most likely.
>>45945141They've only been 'easy' thusfar because everyone in our village totally underestimated us. Now that we're making a reputation for ourself, that won't be happening anymore.
>>45945371Good I want to see how creative we can be with what we have. We're basically a swiss army knife right now.
>>45943565Were you around the early parts of the quest? Just making it to the chuunin exams at all was a nail biting experience.
>>45942643>>45942976Guys, guys, if we are stealing eyes and shit, we should do some research and get those eyes:http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Ranmaru's_Kekkei_GenkaiYeah yeah, i know, filler. But damn those are useful. Disruption of other dojutsu? Life energy manipulation? Byakugan proof Genjutsu's? They are perfect for Takeshi;
>>45945584I think we just need some cool owl eye technique.
>>45945915Inferior animal is inferior.
>>45945976I'll admit it, I want the Owl summon way more than the Rat summon but I want either of those before a Tiger summon
We should learn how to make our own poisons that way if we ever find ourseleves running out on a mission we could make some more to save us in a pinch
>>45945915>>45945976There is one clear winner.
>>45946031Take a course from the flower shop?
>>45945976Rats are lame, gross and, smelly. Why would you want to be rat when you could be a majestic owl?
>>45946077That was my thought plus we could get some tips on our interrogation jutsu
>>45943963I'm glad that this comment has shown up in this thread, of all threads. Update coming soon.Vote>A. Let Boruto Charge. Use your Paralyzing Bells>B. Mitsuki and Sarada secure civilians. Boruto attacks Cultist. You handle the apparent leader.
>>45946082Because all of those are common misconceptions of rats. They are meticulous groomers, work with each other and have empathy for their fellow rats and are incredibly cunning problem solvers. Also they're more thematic, also, rat ninjas. Addendum, owls smell incredibly bad.
>>45946260>B. Mitsuki and Sarada secure civilians. Boruto attacks Cultist. You handle the apparent leader.
>>45946264All animals smell bad anon, even if rats groom themselves (which yes I know they do) they still have their stench glands which smell awful.
>>45946260>B. Mitsuki and Sarada secure civilians. Boruto attacks Cultist. You handle the apparent leader.Don't forget to post in twitter
>>45946260>>A. Let Boruto Charge. Use your Paralyzing Bells
>>459463082 slow anon
>>45946260>A. Let Boruto Charge. Use your Paralyzing Bells
>>45946297>stench glandsNigger you're mixing up Ferrets and Rats. Rats are rodents, Ferrets are mustelids and actually have "stench glands".
>>45946284>>45946288>>45946308>>45946316Why are we trying to solo someone after a lengthy discussion why we're not specced for that?
>>45946354Because the second that real tactics are needed we fail spectacularly.
>>45946354It's only until the civvies are moved out of the way. Once the civvies are safe, either Snake-eyes or super-eyes will.Besides, "I've got some questions for this kid."
>>45946354Really, I'm happy switching to A so long as Mitsuki moves the Civvies and Sarada hits the cultists.
>>45946435Yeah, civilian safety was the main thing about B.
>>45946435Seconding this sentiment
We should ask for more of that paralysis poison or a method of making our own. It's pretty much our only strong defence against jonin level threats
>>45946575Speaking of we should nail the immortals with that pain poison,
>>45946614They would get off to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am7Za-5xl7kBoruto jumps forward. "I won't let you, you creep!" He brings his hands together and preforms the Shadow Clone Jutsu. Two clones appear at Boruto's side while he charges, and the one on the right forms a Rasengan. The leftmost clone flies through handsigns as Boruto keeps charging. It shouts the name of it's technique, "Water Style: Punt!". After exhaling a brief stream of water that forms into an orb, the clone leaps up and kicks it. The projectile flies through the air, just past the original charging Boruto. One of the cloaked figures leaps in front of the young cultist. He's launched backwards, taking the brunt of the attack with little concern, soon standing. Suddenly, from the crowd, another cloaked figure bursts forward at high speed. It blocks Boruto's path, and he responds by locking his kunai against the figure's blade. From what you can tell, this cloaked figure isn't much taller than Boruto itself. You look over, and Sarada has her Sharingan activated. Mitsuki is watching quietly, not acting without your instruction. In the stealthiest fashion you can manage, you throw down a bell with wire attached. Your chakra slowly travels along it, while Boruto battles.Looking to the left, you notice a cloaked figure leaving the area. You have no chance to pursue currently, but you note it mentally anyways. Back to the fight, Boruto jumps into the air to give the clone behind him an oppurtunity to strike with a Rasengan. The swirling wind from the jutsu blasts the figure's hood off of it's cloak, and the long pink hair and dark skin tells you that it's Asuka! Confusion swirls in your mind. Why is a Cloud Shinobi here at this meeting? Is she a spy as well? But she's so young!Of course, so is your current enemy here. She whips her blade upwards, a thin slice of wind destroying the clone before the Rasengan could reach her.Boruto yells "Shadow Clone Jutsu!" once more, this time making five copies of himself.
>>45946860Your doppleganger is moving towards the civilians once more, and you look to Mitsuki. "My jutsu is almost ready! I need you to evac as many of them as possible! Sarada, cover him while I do this!"Disposing of your transformation, you activate the Paralyzing Bells. Tugging on the string, a crystal clear sound rings through the crowd that paralyzes all of the Jashinists at once. Boruto giggles, and lands. All of the clones gather Rasengan in their hands, and charge the helpless cultists before blasting them away. He strikes Asuka, and she's blasted away, leaving an imprint of her body in the stone. She falls off, flattened like a pancake and groaning before dropping her sword.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-K4c-ueWucBoruto grins, charging once more with a Rasengan at the frozen, young cultist. The pale faced doppleganger of you stares at him with lifeless eyes, seemingly indifferent to the approaching attack.At the last moment, stunning everyone, he leaps away, completely defying your Paralyzing Bells! Your eyes go wide open as you scan the situation, confused, before you notice flecks of blood leaking from the pale boy's hand, as he grips a kunai. He must have been gripping the blade tightly at the time of your genjutsu, dispelling it as soon as it took effect. He flies through the air, before turning and looking towards you with a grin. Asuka, and several of the cultists, all crawl back to their feet. Others who were cloaked have ran. Mitsuki and Sarada are carrying off the last of the innocents.
>>45946879The pale faced boy skids across the ground as he lands. Asuka and the cultists dispose their robes. Her stomach is twisted and gory, from the Rasengan. Blood leaking from her mouth. Others have broken arms, wielding their weapons with one hand.The group of injured cultists are charing you, while the pale faced boy and Asuke stay at the rear. It's just you and Boruto!What do you do?>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu, and have Boruto use the Mutli Shadow Clone Jutsu>B. Ask Boruto to try and hit Asuka with a Vanishing Rasengan. It may finish her. You'll take out these injured cultists with your Tanto>C. Use the Water Bullet Jutsu, and ask Boruto to use Earth Style Jutsu to defend.>D. Write-in
>>45946894>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu, and have Boruto use the Mutli Shadow Clone Jutsu.
>>45946894>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu, and have Boruto use the Mutli Shadow Clone JutsuAlso remind him a single cut and game over.
>>45946894>>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu, and have Boruto use the Mutli Shadow Clone Jutsu
>>45946894>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu, and have Boruto use the Mutli Shadow Clone JutsuTell Boruto to try to avoid completely destroying the heads. anything else goes if everyone here is immortal. Sarada goes after the weird guy that left the room while Mitsuki evacuates people.
>>45946894I don't care what we do but>D. Write-inFalse Sound any orders we give first and tell them to do something different out loud.
>>45946894>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu, and have Boruto use the Mutli Shadow Clone Jutsu
>>45946894>>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu, and have Boruto use the Mutli Shadow Clone Jutsuand supporting >>45946960
>>45946894>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu, and have Boruto use the Mutli Shadow Clone JutsuShould we use the airborne poison later?Warn the team first ofc.And Tag-team with Boruto?. What the heck happened here?
As you begin to go through the handsigns for the False Sound jutsu, a sight across the cavern frightens you. The pale boy is preforming the same handsigns. You mentally tell Boruto your true plan, as you begin to speak and tell him a false one. While you and him actually use your clone jutsu, you'll pretend to be telling him to prepare ranged attacks.In response to this, all of the cultists start charging the two of you down even faster. At once, a voice echoes inside of your head. "I guess you're the leader, then? Issuing commands silently. An uncommon application, no doubt.."You do your best to ignore his somewhat pompous, bored voice. Cancelling the False Sound jutsu on Boruto, you preform the Haze Clone Jutsu as he does his Multi Shadow Clones. Dozens of illusions of you, and at least a hundred clones of Boruto all meet the charging cultists. They're swarmed and overtaken, surprised by the sudden force.The pale boy takes a step forward as his soldiers fall, but Asuka walks in front of him. "Shozuku.." she says. So, he's not you. Good. The one apparently named Shozuku places a hand on her shoulder, and pushes her aside gently as he walks forward. He clasps his hands together. "Boil Release: Water Dragon Jutsu!" Multiple of the Boruto's all stop, suddenly. You freeze. "What!?"
>>45947602https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmvqOx1wY3EShozuku flies through so many handsigns in a matter of seconds that you would not be able to name the jutsu he's using if he had not already done so. From his gullet, the cultist expels a green-ish white liquid, foamy. It hits the stone floor at starts to sizzle and eat into it violently, but not before flying up in a swirl to twist around. The face of the dragon forms from the acid, and it roars before flying forward directly at the center of the clones. Having no where else to go, you leap directly upwards. You use the tree walking jutsu to stick to the stone ceiling. The real Boruto does this as well, looking over at you with wide eyes. "What the hell was that!?"You turn back, and look down. The explosion of acid has left a crater in the center of the cavern, a pit of vile green liquid bubbling just underneath you.Some splashed onto the ceiling, and ate through the stone to let the sun in. Rays of light highlight the scene, and still living cultists praise their god in a few short moans, before being totally consumed by the chemical swamp.Both you and Boruto leap, and land on the opposite end of the pit of acid. Sarada and Mitsuki run in the room, and step next to you. "What is this!?" yells Sarada."Acid." Boruto curtly responds. "Don't get it on you. He can use jutsu with it."Mitsuki's face is deadly serious, and you get the impression that he knows what kind of power that really is. "We were able to move them to a relatively safe location, so they could go on their way back to the village."You look over. "Good. That leaves just one more thing.." The four of you look to Shozuku and Asuka. He holds his hands out in a gesture. "Well? Have you decided to forfeit your lives?"
>>45947624>A. Everyone gang up on Shozuku. Try to find an opening to use one of your poisons.>B. Split into two teams, and take both Asuka and Shozuki out. You and Sarada for one team and Mitsuki and Boruto for the other.>C. Ask them to summon their animaals, and take the fight outside if possible.>D. Write-in
>>45947651>>C. Ask them to summon their animaals, and take the fight outside if possible.>B. Split into two teams, and take both Asuka and Shozuki out. You and Sarada for one team and Mitsuki and Boruto for the other.
>>45947651>B. Split into two teams, and take both Asuka and Shozuki out. You and Sarada for one team and Mitsuki and Boruto for the other.>C. Ask them to summon their animaals, and take the fight outside if possible.
>>45947651>D. Use False Sound. Boruto, you're the hammer. Stagger them. Mitsuki, you're the noise. Distract them with summons. Sarada, you're the scalpel. Cripple them. You will be the finisher, decapitation via Hydro Sword.
>>45947695This'll do. Collapsing the roof on them and getting out would be nice too, if we could.
>>45947651D. Write-inhmm Sarada or Mitsuki in charge of handling his Genjutsu?Boruto will become a meat wall with as many clones as he can keep running.We transform into one of Borutos clones and look for an opportunity to hit him with poisoned senbon.
>>45947733Agreed but we should have the team who is fighting asuka focus on knocking her out and when that happens we take her and high tail it back to the village so we can leanr more about what the fuck is going on
>>45947651gang up on Shozuku while we target Asuka. Try to find an opening to use one of your poisons.This is a scout mission. Any info is relevant and we can detain /ANY/ suspect. Retreat is the best strategyor this>>45947755The enemy knew that we are the leader. THis is dangerous
>>45947651supporting >>45947775As long as boruto can keep Asuka in check, this should have a high chance of succes.Even better if he can take Asuka as hostage, though that might be getting hopes too high.
>>45947755This, but the distraction should hit first, THEN the hammer.
>>45947794We're wearing a Chunin vest, being the leader is fairly obvious.
>>45947906False sight chuunin vest on everyone next mission.
>>45948270we'd need to train holding multiple genjutsu to remain useful in that case. We must become The Man of a Thousand Genjutsu!
>>45948304The Fake Sight, The Oasis of The Leaf, The Mind Breaker... Honestly, a genjutsu user can have a lot of cool titles.
>>45948397>The Oasis of The LeafThat was pretty creative.
>>45948397Takeshi The Mirage
>>45948460Best name, especially with the Haze Clones
>>45948506And depending on what kind reputation we make we can add it any color we want.Takeshi the Red Mirage if he kills a lot of people.Takeshi the Green Mirage if he becomes a great ninja for the Leaf.Takeshi the Black Mirage if....we wanna be edgy?
As you're going through the handsigns for the False Sound Jutsu, you notice that Shozuku does once more as well. Is he going to taunt you again? Mentally, you start to tell your team your plan. Split into two, Mitsuki and Boruto take out Asuka while you and Sarada handle Shozuku. You look to your team for confirmation, but they're simply holding their heads in annoyance. "He's mimicking your voice!" yells Boruto.Sarada grumbles. "Ugh, he's using the same jutsu! Just stop!" You cancel the False Sound, and choose to simply tell everyone what to do personally. "If you can, summon your animals as well! They'll help us keep the pressure off so we can move this fight outside."Boruto, Mitsuki, and Sarada all bite their thumbs and slap their palms on the ground. Three giant puffs of smoke, and there is a pink and white slug, a light blue snake, and a black and red toad. They're all roughly equal in size, the snake and toad being the same sized ones that you've seen before. Sarada's slug is a bit smaller.She thrusts out her hand. "You're not the only one who can use Acid! Takeshi, Lady Tsukuya! Let's go!" At once, the pink slug spits her own stream of green-ish white foam at the boy. He responds by forming the handsigns for a Boil Release version of Rising Water Cutter. He slings his hand forward to release a vertical crescent wave of acid, ripping through the stone before shooting across the crater in the center to split Tsukuya's acid stream. Off to the left, Boruto and Mitsuki are charging down Asuke with their summoned animals.
>>45948737Shozuki holds his hands together. "Shadow Clone Jutsu!" He creates a single clone. It stands still, forming handsigns at a rapid pace while the real Shozuku runs off to defend Asuka.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mi11pfUUrkSarada takes a step to go after them, but the clone of Shozuku shouts. "Stop! You want to beat me at my own game, is that it? Well, doppleganger! Let's see which one of us is the more powerful shinobi?"He finishes forming handsigns, at says the name of his technique. "Boil Release: Water Beast Jutsu." At once the acid in the crater begins to bubble up, until it rises to create a gigantic beast, the head of a wolf, a torso, and two clawed arms. The monster's base swirls as it turns and looks at you, growling like an ocean storm. It looks down at you and Sarada, and you get the impression that the beast is getting ready to attack.What do you do?>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu and scatter. Tell Sarada to get rid of the Water Beast while you go after the Clone controlling it.>B. Dodge, and ask Sarada to cover you while you use your Fuuma Shuriken and the Shadow Shuriken Jutsu on the clone.>C. Ask Sarada to use her strongest Ninjutsu, and be ready to dodge. You'll cover her.>D. Write-in
>>45948637Takeshi the Blue Mirage. Why? Because of our ultimate technique no one knows about because it has killed everyone who witnesses it. I.E. the unfinished technique we never created and may not actually exist.
I don't know what to vote.I feel like taking Asuka out ASAP would be best, since she's already weakened. That way there's nobody to get in the way against Shozuku. Still, I wanna try for nonlethal so we have someone to interrogate.>D. Have teammates focus on Shozuku. Take Asuka out yourself with sleep poison.
>>45948754>B. Dodge, and ask Sarada to cover you while you use your Fuuma Shuriken and the Shadow Shuriken Jutsu on the clone.
>>45948737Go with whatever. >D. Write InFalse Sight our doppleganger to make him seem like everyone including ourselves summon animals to disguise their real attacks. Use the fake animals as cover for everyone's attacks.Just summon whatever animal you think fits the person.
>>45948765>>45948807>>45948831You don't really have time to direct orders to Boruto and Mitsuki. They're in a battle of their own with Shozuku and Asuka anyways, it's you and Sarada who are pinned down by the Acid Beast right now
>>45948765ugh, I was too late. This was for the previous choice. Sorry.Though if everyone else thinks it's still a good idea, I won't complain.>>45948754>A. Haze clones vs. his one shadow clone. Sarada can take this thing no problem, right?
>>45948754Water bullet the monster, senbon at Shozuwhatever. Let's feel him out. Hoping Sarada can handle Clawsmcgee.
>>45948880In that case>B. Dodge, and ask Sarada to cover you while you use your Fuuma Shuriken and the Shadow Shuriken Jutsu on the clone.
>>45948880Would Haze clones and disengaging allow us to redirect?
>>45948945That's what your half of A would try to do
>>45948754>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu and scatter. Tell Sarada to get rid of the Water Beast while you go after the Clone controlling it.
>>45948754>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu and scatter. Tell Sarada to get rid of the Water Beast while you go after the Clone controlling it.then do >>45947775where we turn into a boruto clone to get close enough to senbon the bitch.
>>45948754>>A. Use the Haze Clone Jutsu and scatter. Tell Sarada to get rid of the Water Beast while you go after the Clone controlling it.If we have time while engaging, use hydro sword, currently we have no idea about his CQC skills, and with ours mostly centered around defending, it could give us an offensive edge.
Reminder that this kid is probably immortal, so we can mash him a bit if we need to.
>>45949209as long as the head is in one piece they should be in good enough condition to interrogate.
Again you use the Haze Clone Jutsu, drawing from your chakra pool. Dozens of clones appear at once, all grinning in a somewhat nervous fashion at the beast in front of them. Off in the distance, you can see numerous clones of Boruto, as well as Mitsuki and their summoned animals battling. A glance at the real Shozuku shows you that he wield his katana with extreme efficiency, even going so far as to bash the clones with the sheath of his weapon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vsoD2KNx-gFrom what you can see, he far surpasses Boruto in terms of Taijutsu. You direct your eyes back up to the water beast.It occurs to you that he far surpasses all of you in Ninjutsu, possibly. You look over. "Sarada, use your strongest techniques on this thing, okay!? I'll get him!" She nods. "Right!"You run off, and Sarada leaps up. The monster points it's mouth down, before firing a highly pressurized stream of acid.It strikes the rocks between you and her, and you and your numerous clones run away at full speed. You use Shunshin to dash, but flecks of the acid splash onto your calf and burn you fiercely, and cause you to stumble. You hit the stone hard, and look behind you. A rushing wave of the burning liquid is tearing through the stone towards you, at high speed. Using raw chakra and strength, you burst up into the air away from the acid, landing on your good leg as the remainder of your clones escape to the other side away from the wave. You throw senbon at the clone of Shozuku, but it simple weaves it's body around, laughing. Sarada jumps off of the wall, and flies through handsigns. She holds up a kunai, and enhances it with lightning natured chakra before throwing it. Like a mighty arrow it pierces the chest of the beast, and acid splashes out the back. It lands on the clone of Shozuku, which disperses.
>>45949570She lands next to you, sweating. The real Shozuku stops, and rapidly preforms several jutsu. "Fire Clone Jutsu!" Two clones of him leap up into the mouth of Mitsuki's descending snake. They explode, blasting it's head wide open as the boy is sprayed with blood. He laughs, and just as a roaring Mitsuki leaps in with a kick, Asuka dashes in past Boruto to slash the back of his leg wide open. The snake-like boy hits the ground, sliding. The acid beast in front of you is starting to lose form, but Shozuku finishes the next set of handsigns. He's controlling the monster again, and the chest of it is sealing back up.It turns around to you, growling. Mitsuki's leg is bleeding profusely, but he uses the technique that he used in the forest to heal himself. He crawls out of his own body, leaving it behind like a shed skin. He's safe, but he's lot a lot of chakra, and his summon animal.Boruto and his toad both leap at Asuka, and she's launched to the side as she fails to block the toad's mighty kick. Shozuku runs forward, and jumps up. "Acid Walking Jutsu!" He lands on the head of the beast in front of you, standing safely.Boruto is forming a Vanishing Rasengan, but Mitsuki stops him. "No! A move like that will just spray the acid everywhere!!"The Hokage's son growls, unsure of what to do. "Then what do we got..!?"What do you got?>A. Give Sarada one of your Fuuma Shuriken, and tell her to use that with her Lightning Style.>B. Ask Boruto to spray the Acid Beast with Toad Oil, and have Sarada Ignite it.>C. Throw a poisoned weapon at Shozuki. (Specify which poison)>D. Write-in
>>45949586>B. Ask Boruto to spray the Acid Beast with Toad Oil, and have Sarada Ignite it.wait for an opening for>C. Throw a poisoned weapon at Shozuki. (Senbon, sleep)
>>45949586>B. Ask Boruto to spray the Acid Beast with Toad Oil, and have Sarada Ignite it.>Throw Paralyzing Senbon through the chaos and lock those fuckers down.
>>45949586>D. Write-inAll of the above. Force him to focus on everyone at the same time.Create haze clones and transform half of them including yourself into Boruto clones.attack along with Boruto to hit him with the paralysis poison.
>>45949586>AIf hes usinf boil release the monster should be weak to lightning
>>45949684Seconding this, we have a team with us for a reason
>>45949586>>C. Throw a poisoned weapon at Shozuki. (Specify which poison) (Sleep)>>D. Write-inthrow a flash bang first
>>45949684Can't turn Haze Clones into boruto clones, and Sarada only has enough time to either get the fuuma shuriken from you and use it or tag team with boruto.
>>45949769It still works by simply creating a lot of haze clones and then transforming into a boruto clone. Sarada can just Fuuma shuriken.
>>45949769False sight haze into Boruto clones? Infact mix up the real ones too.
>>45949870ooh good call.
>>45949870>>45949586Supporting.Yall should really link supporting posts to the main posts as well. helps counting.
>>45949586does "acid" count as "poison?">D. Poison Extraction Jutsu on the water beast.If that doesn't work, use the Aerosol poison on the water beast and then use Poison Extraction Jutsu to poison Shozuku through his feet.If neither of those are feasible, I'll vote for A. Even if it doesn't work, it can set us up for another move.
>>45949942Poison Extraction is not a combat technique, it's explicitly for taking poison out of people when you have the opportunity to do so.
>>45950004Would it work on someone like...Bane when he's juiced up on venom?Or any ninja empowered by a super steroid or artificial enhancer?
So you want to use Haze Clones, then use False Sight to turn them into some Boruto Clones, while Boruto uses Shadow Clones, and give Sarada your Fuuma Shuriken.Try to hit Shozuku with your poison weapons. Is this what everyone wants?
>>45950030Sounds good! Make sure our doppleganger doesn't see what jutsu we're doing so he can't dispel them.
>>45950030Sounds needlessly complicated. Let's just shoot water bullets at him.
>>45950030that about sums it up
>>45950004Yeah, but when we practiced it with Sarada we moved the poison through the water, right? Or is it too complex to use in the heat of battle?Like I said, if it's not feasible, let's throw Salad our Blender and let her charge it.>>45950030>>45950054I'm with this guy. I don't think we've got the time to pull all that off, and our doppleganger's not gonna just *let* us pull it off if he can avoid it.
>>45950054Settle down Strong, we'll get you that milk of human kindness soon.
>>45950030Yepyep, that sounds like a plan.
>>45950054complex plans and subterfuge are literally the reason we're chunin while being as weak as a genin. Hell a lot of genin could take us on if we used no tricks.
>>45950098I did not get this reference. But in return, (insert Light Yagami just as keikaku joke here)>>45950156No, fighting smart is why we made chunin. That plan ain't smart.
>>45950030This is not what I want at all.>>45950183This guy's got it right. Complex and smart are not the same thing. Stupid people just think they are. Not that I don't also make that mistake from time to time.We don't have time to set-up. He's got the advantage over us and nothing distracting him. We need to hit him hard and fast before even *thinking* of clones. Get some distance between us.
>>45949942>>45950090If it breaks a tie, I will change my vote to >B. Bort/Salad Dualtech.Still think >A. is a better plan, but not by a wide margin.
>>45950030This wins, by one vote. ---https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIOXMbpbuH4You replenish the amount of Haze Clones that you have, and Boruto also brings out another helping of Shadow Clones. Looking at each other, you can very clearly feel the drain on your chakra pools. You've had to use technique after technique to stay afloat, and you feel the same is for every everyone else right now. Mitsuki stumbles over. "I'll watch your rear, go!" Jumping, you chuck your folded up Fuuma Shuriken to Sarada. She catches it and nods. "Right!" Shozuku looks down. "Eh? What do you all think you're doing, huh?"You use the False Sight jutsu to disguise some of your clones as Boruto's.Shozuku frowns, forming handsigns as you do as well. Seconds later, Boruto looks down. "W-what!? What the hell's happening!? Get them off me!!" Sarada turns, wide-eyed. "What's your problem!?"Boruto points down. "Snakes are- AGH!" He falls over on nothing, trapped in a genjutsu where snakes have entangled his legs. The clones of him all around you disperse, and the Acid monster rears it's head. Sarada runs forward as Mitsuki takes Boruto out of combat, and she flips once in the air before throwing the charged Fuuma Shuriken. "Lightning Flicker!!!" It spins rapidly, singing across the air until it splints the monster directly in half, and creates a gouge in the ceiling. The light of the setting sun is let in, and you notice Shozuku leap up and through the crevice, attempting to escape.You jump up, but you're forced to draw your tanto to block a bloody Asuka's blade. She pushes you back down, crashing towards the pool of acid! Sarada tackles her mid-air, sending her sword flying as they tangle in the dirt several feet away.You're plummeting to your death. What do you do?>A. Use the Water Walking Jutsu, and hope your shoes hold long enough for you to recover.>B. Try to tie wire around a kunai, and pull yourself to safety. >C. Write-in
>>45950388>C. Attempt to use Water Bullets propel us away from the acid and crash into some nice solid ground.
>>45950388>B. Try to tie wire around a kunai, and pull yourself to safety.
>>45950437this will not work, maybe if it was a really strong steady stream it would, but not soccer ball sized bullets
>>45950388>A. Use the Water Walking Jutsu, and hope your shoes hold long enough for you to recover.hmm mission successful by about 8/10 if we can capture Asuka.
>>45950388Use water walking, then shunshin up through the crevice, if we have enough juice left.
>>45950456Right, then>A. Use the Water Walking Jutsu, and hope your shoes hold long enough for you to recover.
>>45950388>C. Transformation Jutsu! Be an Owl!...even though I'm a tigerfag.
>>45950388>A. Use the Water Walking Jutsu, and hope your shoes hold long enough for you to recover.
>>45950473This is me. If we can't do this, then do >>45950510, if we have enough juice for that.
>>45950388C. Use some of the Haze Clones as a springboard to propel us toward Shozuku
>>45950583not solid clones anon.>>45950510this isn't bad if we have time.
>>45945562Been here since the first thread.
>>45950583>Haze ClonesThey are even less real than normal clones anon
>>45950388>C. Transform into something with wings
>>45950388>C. Transform into a winged animalAlso thread is on the highway to the archive
>>45950640O W L
>>45950388>C transform into an owl
>>45946082Rats are more intelligent than owls. Fits Takeshi better.
"Transform!" You turn into an Owl, and use your downward momentum to soar back up into the air. Your innocent looking owl-eyes come face to face with a fireball, from Shozuku staring you down on top of the crevice you were just about to fly out of.Everything goes dark before you even hit the ground.---End of the thread for tonight. Join us next time, where Takeshi recovers consciousness!
>>45951268According to a thirty second google search, you are correct, but Our Lord Owl is still ranked amongst the top twenty smartest animals.
>>45951284Automatic unconsciousness seems harsh... Thanks for running
>>45951268I'd say it fits him less well.
>>45951345Pretty sure we were too smart, but he needed to end the thread. A little lame, but whatever.
>>45951350You'd be wrong, but that's my opinion. You have yours
>>45951304>>45951350Thematically Rat summons beats Owl so hard it's not even funny. They are smarter, their lore within asian culture fits better, their role in the zodiac fits better.I just don't see a single advantage Owl gives over Rats.
>>45951370It did seem like a random cop out to end, but I'm not mad or anything.
>>45951398People just dislike rats when compared to owls, let them have their opinion. Even if they're wrong.
>>45951398I agree, Takeshi seems far more 'cunning rat' than 'wise owl' to me.
>>45951398Except this is all conjecture on your part and you're mostly voting rat to get "master splinter."Owls fly, EAT rats, are known for being wise in the west and scary a s fuck in the east. Furthermore most of what Rats can do Owls can do the air equivalent of. Not counting owl has lost jutsu due to separation.
>>45951445Nigga owls are the winged terrors of the night, silently coming down, impaling you on it's talons, and then devouring you whole.
>>45951398Well there are two camps. One is rooted in the western mythology of the owl as a wise silent hunter and the rat as the disease spreading pestThe other rooted in eastern mythology and chinese zodiac where rats are intelligent, wise and aggressive while owl isn't even on the zodiac.
>>45951426I'm just saying their dislike for rats is completely irrational. It makes no sense within the context of the setting.Owls are also only considered wise in the west, which is completely irrelevant to this setting.
>>45951467They are also masters of deception self-presentation. Behold
>>45951471So one makes sense in this setting and one does not. There's not much room for discussion there.
>>45951509that's a lot of feathers.
>>45951527And we will store a genjutsu in everyone!
>>45951491With that logic your like of rats is irrational. It's your definition of the setting you're working off of. It's their opinion, they can have it.
>>45951467I was speaking more of the behavioral associations.Rats are often referred to as cunning because Zodiac, owls are more linked to wisdom because of Athena.
>>45951284So i guess we got our fucking Virgil now Great thread Mini
huh... the collective noun for owls is A Parliament or A Wisdom.I like A Parliament of Owls.
>>45951284Great thread, thanks for running!
>>45951545In the eastern traditions owls are harbingers of fate and doom. Hearing an owl's cry is bad luck.
something about eastern legends about owls" One of the Chinese names for owls is "xiao", these owls have the associated legend of being evil birds that ate their own mothers. The Chinese character representing "xiao" is used in expressions relating to ferocity & bravery. "
>>45951542Asian mythology is the center pillar of the Naruto setting. Saying that prefering rats over owls in that context is "irrational" is pants on head retarded.
>>45951345>>45951370>>45951406You could have continued actually, it was choosing to stay in the air that was your mistake.Bouncing off the acid, you would have heard his attack coming and dodged at the cost of your shoes, and swinging out of the way would have been only a partial hit
>>45951585Never heard of that before. Seems pretty interesting. Well, whatever summon we end up going for, we're going to get interesting summons either way, be it a swarm of all-consuming rats or doom owls
>>45951608We were hoping for aerial maneuverability, but I suppose in hindsight that's expecting a bit much on the first flight.Something to practice, though.
thanks to everyone who liked the thread, forgot to mention I can answer a few questions
>>45951634You were in perfect control, but you had no choice other than to immediately pull out of a nosedive.This is what got you, pulling up directly into the path of his fireball
>>45951608>>45951636>>45951646So I assume we're switching MCs since Takeshi is probably going to be crippled for a few months?
>>45951646Well played.What are the team's thoughts on us now?How much bitching did Boruto put up about us being in charge?
>>45951602Dude, calm down. This is a quest, it's not canon. You don't have to stick to one thing or another just because it fits in the setting. I personally don't ultimately care one way or another, but you don't have to call wanting an owl irrational or wrong. It's unnecessary.
>>45951646>Woah, shit Takeshi what happened?>I...got cocky. Made a tactical error. I won't be making another tactical error. Ever.
Pronounced fukuro in Japanese, owls are symbols of good fortune and luck in Japan. The reason for the popularity of owl lucky symbols all across Japan comes from the pronunciation of the Japanese word for owl. The word fukuro for owl is a synonym for “luck to come” fu means luck, ku can mean to come and ro is a suffix used for boys’ names. In order words, fukuro, the symbol of the owl is a lucky charm to welcome good fortune. The word fukuro is also synonym for “fukurou” in Japanese which means protection from hardship or a lack of hardship or trouble. “Fu” meaning no, and “kurou” meaning hardship.kekOwls could be full Hakuna Matata.>>45951646Wait... Didn't he jump up through the hole the fuuma shuriken made? We would be leveling our flight so he would still have to be somewhere within the complex for him to have fired the fireball at us from that angle.
>>45951692batman level prep intensifies
All these Owlfags and Ratfags going at it, and I'm over here with team Tiger.
>>45951692I don't think Takeshi got cocky though. He didn't really hold back at any point the enemy was just literally able to sweep aside several chuunin level fighters without much trouble.>>45951732must be lonely.
>>45951732Tiger a shit. A SHIT!
>>45951732You're pissing against two tides at once.You absolute madman.
>>45951732I respect your decision. I do not agree. I'm torn between Owl and Rat. Both have very good arguments but I lean more Owl.
>>45951697>>45951590And rat fags say Owls have no import.
>>45951732I like tiger just fine.It's just that I think owl and rat are more interesting, with owl being the top since it doesn't have a sage.
>>45951662Our seal should wake us up, maybe. Insta knocked out is a bit bull imo
>>45951740But he did. We made some *dumb* decisions.Urgh, you have *no* idea how salty I am about >>45950388 and >>45950030We'd already seen him countering our Jutsu before. Yet we kept doing things in plain sight like a dumbass. We fought like a genin there!
>>45951848We're talking full body third degree burns. We could be crippled for life anon.
>>45951849We needed a beat down. It was likely to come soon anyway. We can't waltz through it all like one of the snowflakes
>>45951848This is actually what's going to wake you up next thread. You're not going to be out for long, but a lot happens in a fight like this after a few minutes
>>45951848Maybe it'll wake us up next thread and here was a good stop point, page 9 and all.
>>45951849Well the attempt was to avoid detection to do something sneaky that none of the other choices really gave us. All other choices were literally just "rush him" just with different choices.
>>45951908How long does it take for the seal to activate? Last time didn't really seem like it took minutes or else the fight would have been called for Boruto in the finals.
>>45951960Were we hit as bad as a fireball to the transformed feathered body? I don't remember and don't mean it as sarcastic as that may have sounded
>>45951900Except we could be perm crippled from this. Like beyond was Sakura can heal.
>>45951960It activates as soon as you fall unconscious or run out of chakra, but a head injury is a head injury. You passed out from pain in the tournament, not because of a partial concussion from smacking your head against the ground after getting struck out of the air, face first, by a fireball.
>>45951987We got a rasengan to the stomach full on.
>>45951987We had just gotten grazed by a giant rasengan.
>>45951900Yeah, I know what you mean. I mean, the way you put it is kind of edgy, which makes me wary because edgefags keep trying to invade, and it's always them that come up with the super-convoluted shit, to the point where I sometimes wonder if it's intentional sabotage......I got off topic and on my soapbox. Sorry. The point is, you're right that it fits thematically. The narrative builds this guy up to be our match in intelligence and even stronger than us. The Vergil 2 music may have been playing, but this is our Vergil 1 fight. Plus, it's not out of the question that all these victories might actually start going to Takeshi's head.I'm not mad that we lost. I'm just mad about the *way* we lost....especially since I was the one who proposed the Owl idea.>>45951940Well yes, but he wasn't going to just *let* us do that. We needed to either distract him first or rush him and force him to deal with that and take his attention off of either us or Salad.Besides, the other options may have been direct attacks, but they weren't "charge with your arms flailing like a dumbass." We're not the legendary super human. Direct attacks sometimes actually work.
>>45952037Sorry about my phrasing, I just really dig that we are supposed to be the regular guy who put effort in and not some descendant of awesome or chosen one.
we got thrown into the air by >>45952011 and then got >>45952005>>45952037When I suggested it I was under the impression he was actually fighting someone and we weren't just standing 20 feet from each other while our enemy stood around waiting. Also Kaguya was a mistake.
>>45952037I mean, I'm not mad about the owl jutsu backfiring on us. The way it did makes sense. I'm mad because I feel like a hypocrite calling out the dumb ideas when it's my idea that got us smoked. It's a "just because my idea was wrong doesn't mean it was dumb" sorta thing.Man, ignore me. I just have a salt lick in my anus.>>45952081Yeah, I get it, and I agree. It's a tough balancing act, and I may be projecting a little bit. But you've seen them too, right?>>45952118Okay, fair point. Though, the shadow clone was probably watching us.
>>45952166Nah it's fine to be mad despite what most will say. My idea was stupid for the same reason yours was. We read the situation wrong and made assumptions we probably shouldn't have.
here's some additional info on the summons, by the way. Will help people choose I thinkThe Tigers and Owls have a normal structure. There are four tiers of summonsLow, medium, high, and bossLow Owl Summons: A scout, a genjutsu user, and a wind style ninjutsu user. Normal sized owls.Medium Owl Summons: A taijutsu specialist and a medic. Can be as large as a man, with matching wingspans.High Owl: A Genjutsu/Ninjutsu Master. One and a half stories tall, matching wingspan.Low Tiger: Fire Ninjutsu/Taijutsu user and Lightning Ninjutsu/Taijutsu user. Normal sized tigers.Medium Tiger: A pair of Taijutsu Specialists. A Lightning Ninjutsu/Taijutsu Specialist. A Stealth Specialist. Range in size from normal, to war horse, to ten feet at the shoulder.High Tiger Summon: Lightning Ninjutsu/Taijutsu Specialist. Two stories high at the shoulder.The bosses for both clans are the White Tiger Sage and the White Owl Sage respectively.The Rat Clan doesn't have different strength summons. Everyone is around the same level, and instead, specialize highly in a single skill.The White Mouse is the Sage.
>>45952166I have. I don't vote often, though I love the story, but when I do it's something I think is good and to counter vote what I believe to be threadkilling voters
>>45952218I thought the Owls didn't have a sage.
>>45952218I thought Owls lacked a Sage? I like the summons though. Can the mediums carry us?
>>45952257>>45952280>>45952257They don't have a HUMAN sage. I meant the Animal Sages, the animal leaders of the clans. Not the human representatives.
>>45952218Would we be summoning a small group of rats or call them in and out as needed? Could we summon, say, 2 or 3 at a time?There are awesome possibilities with 2-3 rats but overall Owl seems to fit us more. Tier 1 scout and Genjutsu is awesome. Tier two fits us for medical and we could learn to be a better Taijutsu user.
>>45952292they can, also>>45952297At first, you'll only be able to summon one member of the rat group at a time. The final level is being able to summon the entire clan at once.
>>45952297Editing my post - Highly specialized rats means better affect of their particular skill/jutsu and is a very good counter argument to Owl
>>45952280>>45952327meant to reply to you, anon. The medium sized owls can support your weight.
>>45952327Do the rats also vary in size? would we be able to learn fighting techniques? Would we be able to learn some sweet stealth tricks? though i assume we'd get sweet stealth tricks from both.
>>45952361the rats are anthro, and yes. The shortest is around four feet tall while the tallest is over eight.The exception is The White Mouse Sage, who is a normal looking female white mouse that could fit in the palm of your hand.She's a Puppetry Specialist
>>45952218Ooh, delicious, delicious info. Gimme!H'okay, so Owls synergize well with genjutsu and medical ability. In addition, an owl can fly in order to help us get the lay of the land from a bird's eye view. Solid choice. Plus, we get access to some wind-style Ninjutsu.Tiger gets us a fire-style tutor and more combat based summons. Stealth goes well with our kit. Lots of lightning-type users. Tigers can compensate for our lack of raw power, acting as combatants while we cook up whatever plans we need.Rat has the largest skill library. They make the stealthiest scouts, probably, and since they're all specialists, they give us a wide range of versatility. Plus, learning things from them is probably easier. However, they seem like the least combat proficient of the three.Tough choice.
>>45952361forgot to mention that yeah, the rats can all teach you stuff from their respective fields.
>>45952396White owl is?Also how bad will our burns be? Like burn victim crippled for life or just bad?
>>45952396Going off the puppetry bit: would it be possible to make a puppet, which I assume is powered and control via our chakra, that can setup mass senbon bell fields usable for our go to genjutsu?
>>45952427The White Owl is a Genjutsu/Ninjutsu Specialist.You're gonna be in the hospital for a little while, but you don't have any serious scars
>>45952327>>45952396Ooh.>>45952415So, about that "least combat capable" thing I just said? Never mind.Rats are the magikarp. Start out weak, but get obscenely strong late game.Plus, if we get buddy-buddy with the White Mouse Sage, she can give us romantic advice for waifuing Sand-Ninja IronMan Rockbell.If we wanna go that route. Me, I haven't decided.
>>45952473alright cool and cool, I assume white tiger is ninjutsu and taijutsu? Power overwhelming?
>>45952527correct. also, picking rat will net you an extra waifu optionOf course there's only like three dozen so how valuable that is could be put up for debate
anyone else worried about the fact this guy knew what the bells do considering what he did to escape it?
Holy shit the rats are broken. Best summons hands down
>>45952572It's sounding like it as a fence sitter myself. But that may be because we are kinda focusing on them at the moment. The utility sounds amazing though.
>>45952562Probably just guessed it was genjutsu and did it as a precaution. How he knew which one we were is the weird thing, but I guess it can be explained away by anime logic.
>>45952558How much secret tech do the Owls have, due to not having a human sage and being hidden for a while?
>>45952606Well, he heard the bells ring and looked over of course.>>45952610Most if not all of their jutsu is some ancient shit. The High level owl summon is from Tobirama's era as a Hokage, for reference
>>45952572Owls are pretty good too. Their sage has a style that matches our own. Tigers look good, but I can't see it for Takeshi right now.
>>45952624Do the rats have taijutsu specialists?
>>45952624I'm confused, did he hear the bells ring when we tossed it down or when they were triggered, because the former has more possible reaction time than the latter, I would think.
>>45952606but think about it. He chose a method that didn't require any motion against an unknown genjutsu. Either he's more paranoid than anyone should be and is constantly inflicting pain on himself to avoid genjutsu or he can read minds/understands genjutsu simply by sensing the chakra flow.
>>45952624>Most if not all of their jutsu is some ancient shit.Sweet.How much of it is outdated/obsolete stuff and how much is cool forgotten shit that barely anybody can deal with?
>>45952624Is the power level of the summons supposed to be relatively equal or is rat the clear "most powerful" option?Also, how long will it take us, approximately, to get to mid tier and high tier?
>>45952659>Either he's more paranoid than anyone should be and is constantly inflicting pain on himself Jashinist
>>45952659It's a relatively safe alternative when you don't know what's coming. It's what I'd probably do. I can't speak for the Takeshi hivemind, but it seems likely we'd do that if we couldn't do anything else.
>>45952691Point. I suppose it is a rather cheap method of becoming practically immune to low level genjutsu. Still to react to hearing bells by stabbing yourself is pretty impressive.
>>45952746This kid seems to be high level Chunin or low level Jonin, he's smart fast and strong. Given he KNOWS he's immortal and an insane zealot of a dark god, it's par for the course. I would not doubt he knows what we could do given his company though. The girl was watching the finals and likely gave him notes on everyone, us in particular for wining.
Tigers fit us in a way that's not obvious.I mean, we invested money in Tenten's awesome katana, and the samurai aspect of that fits the tiger imagery. Plus, we are capable of surprising brutality when it's least expected. Remember that, for all their bulk relative to the other summons, Tigers are stealthy killers. I bet one of those tigers could be a giant and *still* manage to pull off being stealthy.We try and present ourselves as the kind of person that makes Salad go tinfoil. The kind of manipulative bastard who's always got a plan. That's because that's the kind of person Takeshi wants to be. His--no, our ideal of a ninja as a silent, stealthy, tricky killer who can outthink the prodigies and take them down a peg.The Owl is who we want our enemies to think we are.The Rat is who we want our friends to know we are.The Tiger is who we are in the dark, when the chips are down.
>>45952656He was gripping the blade before you even threw the bells down. He was actually just cutting his hand because he was getting hype for the ritual, it only saved him by sheer luck.He heard the bells ring, and that gave away your location.>>45952671About forty sixty>>45952673They're relatively equal themselves, but they offer you different thingsRats are the team, the squad. They're not individually as strong as the other summons, but as a group, have almost no weakness. PLus they can teach you almost any kind of jutsu.Owls are pure support ninjutsu, genjutsu, and some offensive ninjutsutigers are all offense, power/speed/stealth
>>45952789What you just said is stupid. Not only is it wrong but it's also insultingly interpretative of Takeshi as a character.
>>45952834>About forty sixtyPretty good ratio.
>>45952834ahahahaha that's hilarious. He literally survived by being batshit crazy.Might be spoilery but would a fronal assault have worked?
>>45952834>Rats are the team, the squad. They're not individually as strong as the other summons, but as a group, have almost no weakness. PLus they can teach you almost any kind of jutsu. Fucking bueno
>>45952836That's your opinion. My opinion is that you're wrong, and an idiot.
>>45952834Damn giving up flight and forgotten lore for that versatility is a hard decision.
>>45952834>40/60I like those odds, those are good odds. The fact we have shit we can teach them in return for teaching us sweetens the deal.>>45952789Rats are death by coordination and attrition, they tear their opponents apart by sheer numbers and determination. One is not scary, but a hundred? Terrifying.Tigers are crushing offense, hitting you opponent hard and fast from every angle until they can't respond or escape. Death comes and crushes them in inescapable jaws.Owl are the cerebralist, those that watch and wait. Those that analyze the enemy, finds the holes in their defenses and then swoop in on silent wing and ends it in one fell swoop. Death comes their prey knows they've been caught.
>>45952836He's not entirely wrong and Mini did say that Tiger would be strength/speed/stealth.Seems like Owl is for us to be the support leader guy that would have to work to be good on his own.Rat is the balance and utility with backup on callTiger is the offensive, good on his own but has backup on call.So Owl is double down on working in a team but not at the frontRat is the balance and double down on utility/diversityTiger is double down on Salad tinfoil for how beast mode well grow in fighting and be capable of doing some heavy lifting on our own in a fight on top of group think strategy.Tiger just became a viable option if this is correct
>>45953097that's a decent way of looking at it.These guys are going to be your reserve forces, so their skills matter
>>45953120Sempai validated me!I also want to add to >>45953097 that Tiger would shore up some weaknesses in combat that we kinda have and it's not like we couldn't still train on our own in regards to genJutsu and medical.
>>45952836Yeah, I got carried away with the "The Owl is, The Rat is" part. Sue me.Doesn't change the fact that thematically, the Tiger comes out of seemingly nowhere.It also doesn't change the fact that, as anons, we delight in being the trickster/planner type. And we've laughed at Sarada's interpretation of us, even if Takeshi never did *out loud.*Is it really so wrong to suggest that Takeshi feels joy from not just outsmarting opponents, but from the fact that other people know he can? That he relishes the challenge of beating foes with an advantage over him? After all, one of the challenges we've had inside Takeshi's head is how to convince our own teammates that, while we are crafty, tricky, and opportunistic, we're not going to stab our own in the back. We wouldn't feel the need to prove that if we weren't coming off like that kind of person at least a little.And, is it really out of the question that the Tiger may be that part of Takeshi he doesn't want to admit exists?>>45952987Yeah, you did it better. Hold up, let me try again.Owls are us in the morning.Rats are us at noon.Tigers are us in the evening.
>>45953120I'm assuming all three summons have a safe mode.
>>45953097>>45953120>>45953176My personal rankings are still: Owl, Rat, Tiger; but I'm totally fine now with any of them.They're all equally cool. I just want that secret tech the most, though.
>>45953208Sage mode? yep, all three do.Of course, each one does different things for you, aside from the standard sage mode functionsI won't be mentioning what those are, though
>>45953231>the standard sage mode functionsWhat would Takeshi look like with the each sage mode on?(Not all at once.)
>>45953231Any chance you'd be willing to answer this >>45952673>Also, how long will it take us, approximately, to get to mid tier and high tier?
>>45953273Tiger means cat eyes, claws, orange for on elbows and whiskers on cheek. Rat means slightly buck teeth, a fully functional rat tail, and four long whiskers on your upper lip.Owl means your eyes dilate fully, you get feathers on your body, notably the elbows, and you can turn your head all the way around. >>45953312Medium is reachable by the end of Part 1.High and Boss you won't get to until Part 2.
>>45953340yikes, tiger it is
>>45953340>you can turn your head all the way around. I want that. >Medium is reachable by the end of Part 1.That'll be like 40 threads from now or so, right?