Shinobi Quest #14This quest takes place within the lands of the Five Great Shinobi Nations (aka Narutoverse) starting roughly around the beginning of the original series. The world of this quest remains similar to the original, with slight but notable differences in certain areas, based upon the passage of time from a single slightly altered event. (It’s a goddamn Naruto Quest, you bastards. Have fun, participate, and write in when you feel inclined. Most of the outcomes of this quest will be determined by you, the players. Critiques and questions are always welcome, as my knowledge of the weeby shit is not all encompassing.)http://pastebin.com/WiPdCqLH(Has been updated! Again!)Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shinobi%20QuestLast thread, Tsuki Norihime headed home after the chunin exams, and learned about her father’s passion, and his dreams. She then had a dream of her own…..
Get hype for the Land of Hot Spings
>>47780329So with Norihime Genius will it be possible to have 5.5 intelligence? Or does it only add the .5 until 5? Also thanks for running mate.
You walk over to your team- Nori and Hinata both greet you warmly. The three of you chat a little and exchange pleasantries before Itachi comes back over to tell you what’s going on.“Our team along with Guy’s have been assigned to a joint C-Rank mission- we’re to assist the Land of Hot Springs with putting down some armed militants near the border between them and the Land of Frost- a small nation under the thumb of Kumogakure. The militants aren’t shinobi and seem armed only with conventional weapons, so we are to go in and remove them. By any means necessary.“Search and destroy, huh?” Nori says, obviously pumped up. “Nice and simple. What about my brother’s team?”“Judgement is still forthcoming on the exams, and as Neji is injured, they’re being sent deal with a different C-Rank mission- to protect some bridge builder in the Land of Waves.”
>>47780329Yay, Best ninja quest is running!
>>47780376Imagine if he makes us fight Hidan
>>477803855.5I like to think Yoru has a 6. People like Shikamaru are a "geniuses" but do very little behaving like actual eccentric geniuses do.
>>47780414Sweeeet. Tsuki gonna be smarter than Shiki and trounce his uppity butt in shogi!
>>47780414Hehehahahahah!!! Yes. This should be Fun~
You…1. Ask more about your mission, before your group leaves. You won’t stand for bad intel, not again.2. Ask more about Neji’s condition.3. Ask more about Guy’s Team being on this mission.4. Ask about Kakashi’s team’s mission in more detail.
>>47780467>1. Ask more about your mission, before your group leaves. You won’t stand for bad intel, not again.
>>47780467>1. Ask more about your mission, before your group leaves. You won’t stand for bad intel, not again.Most IC I'd like to think.
>>47780467>1. Ask more about your mission, before your group leaves. You won’t stand for bad intel, not again.Then throw out a question about Neji almost as an afterthought.
How does this work? New guy here.
>>47780486This, he must have pushed himself pretty hard to be this laid up.
>>47780467>1. Ask more about your mission, before your group leaves. You won’t stand for bad intel, not again.>2. Ask more about Neji’s condition.
>>47780515Read the archive first. Not that many threads so no excuse not too. Then pick an option and try to remain civil and calm. Easy yeah?
>>47780515Generally speaking you select choices that you feel fit the situation or the character we're playing when asked to by the QM (Wargle), occasionally an action will require a dice roll to determine success, this is done by typing dice+XdYY into the options field above the tex box with the X being number of dice being rolled and the YY being the type of die rolled such as a d20 or d100 (as an example to roll one d20 type "dice+1d20" in the options field) Anyway, generally speaking with story driven quests like this one it's best to be caught up on story events which can be done by reading the archived threads here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shinobi%20Quest
>>47780467>1. Ask more about your mission, before your group leaves. You won’t stand for bad intel, not again.>3. Ask more about Guy’s Team being on this mission.
1 with a bit of 2.Writing~
WHY DID YOU START THIS THREAD SO LATE IN THE DAY, WARGLE? I had the day off work today, but I have to get up at 8:00 AM tomorrow, and it's 10:16 already where I am.
>>47780885He's in the process of moving anon. Besides its a couple hours late calm your tits.
EBISU DID NOTHING WRONG
The Chosen Hero
>>47781140the Death and Return of Ebisuman?
>>47781140He will rise again stronger than ever before
You decide to get serious.“I’d like to know more about our mission sensei. Numbers, weapon types, who leads them…. I won’t be unprepared again.” you say somberly.Nori and Hinata turn to you, nodding.“Very well. I’ll give you the full debriefing as we travel- we’re going to head north through the Valley of the End, then west into the Land of Hot Springs. We’re going to try and avoid going through the Land of Rice Fields. It’s in some kind of upheaval right now- a distraction we cannot really afford.” Itachi says, with a small frown.“Oh, and you also mentioned that Hyuga boy was hurt?” you mumble, pretending to be looking through your tools as you say so, rather disinterestedly.“Compound fracture of the collarbone, dislocated shoulder, and some serious bruising- to more than just his ego.” Kakashi says, eyes downcast into his little book.“For someone who specializes in Taijutsu, it’s gonna keep him out of action for a little while. Naruto here went a little overboard-” Kakashi thwaps Naruto on the head with the spine of his book.Naruto just laughs nervously.(Do you wish to talk to anyone before you depart?)
>>47781239>(Do you wish to talk to anyone before you depart?)Other than wishing Kakashi and his team good luck, not really.
>>47781239Just wish the others luck.
>>47781239Wish the others luck then get going
>>47781239Wish Naruto and his team Good Luck, then talk to the other team. Things like abilities, jutsu they know, anything that might help us.
>>47781239Just wish them good luck... oh and tell them to tell us if they find any cute guys.
>>47781239Just wish Kakashi's team good luckOtherwise wave and be polite to Team Guy ask how they've been all that jazz since while enroute we'll be getting briefed
>>47781289Would be nice but a bit metagamey. Besides we are more like to draw the shit luck and end up against Zabuza.
>>47781335>Besides we are more like to draw the shit luck and end up against Zabuza.We're not going on the Land of Waves arc.
>>47781404And were not getting called as backup for them either, were on the complete opposite side of the land of fire
Alright, wishing Team Kakashi good luck, and getting on the road. Writing.
>>47781449Tell them if they meet any cool boys to tell them about us
>>47781464Fuck off with that, You're the only one who voted for it and it's really OOC.
>>47781487Different guy anon, I just felt like making a shitty pun
>>47781239Tell Naruto he was very dashing during the fight.Purely to irritate Nori
>>47781239> full debriefingDebriefing...before the mission...Wargle nooooo...
Night my comrades. Good luck. Don't do anything stupid. And puppets still suck.
You walk over to Team Kakashi.“Good luck, you guys. Not that you’ll need it, but still. Be careful.” you say, somewhat gravely.Sai smiles. “No worries, Tsuki-chan. Even without Neji, we’re a force to be reckoned with. I do appreciate your concern, though.”You feel an ominous presence behind you….You turn and see Nori hanging off your shoulder, making a scary face at Sai. “Step off, creep. Don’t make me pound your face in, ya know?”Sai just laughs awkwardly and backs off a bit.“Same to you, Tsuki-chan. Take care of my kid sister, would you?” Naruto says, shooting you a thumbs up.You respond…1. With similar levels of enthusiasm.2. Positively, but somewhat solemn.3. By saying that Nori can protect herself>Write-in
>>47781626>2. Positively, but somewhat solemn.
>>47781626>1. With similar levels of enthusiasm.
>>47781626>2. Positively, but somewhat solemn.>3. By saying that Nori can protect herself
>>47781626>Write-inPull out the fan and ohohohoh then say of course
>>47781626>2. Positively, but somewhat solemn.>3. By saying that Nori can protect herselfIll do what I can but i'm sure she'll need no help for me.
>>47781605REEeee... ah whatever if you don't like em you don't like em we'll just leave it till it comes time to decide on training stuff
>>47781626>1. With similar levels of enthusiasm.>>47781605Yes they are
>>47781626>2. Positively, but somewhat solemn.>3. By saying that Nori can protect herself"I believe Nori is fully capable of protecting herself, Naruto. But I shall have her back, just in case."
>>47781626>2. Positively, but somewhat solemn.But>3. By saying that Nori can protect herselfAs she is most likely the psychically strongest out of us.
>>47781538Hush, I'm tired. Briefing, debriefing....-_-
>>47781626>Sorry, but if we get in a fight it'll probably be me hiding behind her. No offense, Nori, you just make such an effective meatshield~
>>477816262. This is our first mission since ebisu. We aren't ready for to many smiles
>>47781661shall we tell him it's Tsuki-hime to him but yes we will take care of his sister, make it clear we're not angry just reminding him who we are but still friendly
>>47781689I don't think we would say that to a fellow elite, but when we meet a peasant bring that up again
>>47781682...no its not....it's our fist C rank sure but we've done like 10 D ranks since then
>>47781707D Ranks aren't real missions anon
>>47781626"We are a team. I'll be watching their backs and they will watch mine. Nothing to worry about"
>>47781735Those cats ain't gonna return themselves now will the grass mow itself
>>47781707I omitted a real. Sue me.
>>47781798Well we are Tsuki so we don't need the money ill pass
2 & 3Writing.
“I will, Naruto-san. Although she might just end up being the one protecting me-” you start, though you feel Nori making a face at her brother, this time.“Bro. Go on your mission. You might be a chunin soon but I’ll still beat you up, ya know?” she says, not hiding her wicked grin.“Sure, sis. Just don’t get in over your head.” he says while ruffling her hair. She’s growling, but it’s effect is diminished, just a little. Soon, Team Kakashi departs, heading south towards the Land of Waves. You hope everything turns out alright for them. You rejoin the large group that constitutes the combined Teams Guy and 7, and take a quick mental inventory of your collective skills.Yourself- High skill in Ninjutsu, with a few offensive skills. Somewhat skilled in the use of a shortbow and war fan. There’s also your release, but you don’t plan on revealing that for now. So far you’ve been utilizing shadow clones to your advantage.Hinata- Taijutsu specialist, best in close range. Knows mainly supplementary Jutsu.Nori- Skilled in Taijutsu, also makes use of her Chakra Chains to great effect. Skilled in Wind Release techniques, and posses some odd chakra.Lee- Presumably skilled in Taijutsu, since you’ve never seen or heard of him using anything else. May be a liability.Sakura- A smart girl, with a fiery temper. Skilled in the basics and support Jutsu.Sasuke- Skilled in offensive Jutsu, like yourself. May also be able to utilize the Sharingan, although you’re unsure.You have no idea of the full capabilities of either sensei. Do you wish to inquire about anything in particular?
>>47782194What jutsus does Sakura know?
>>47782194Go ahead and ask Sasuke if he's got that fancy eye power of his yet, it be helpful to know everyone's full potential. We could also work with Sakura to build up some strageties that work with our team. I imagine something along the lines of having Lee, Sasuke and Hinate as front line with Nori working as midline for any that get past while Sakura supports the frontline. Meanwhile we're in the back laying down fire power on the enemy.
>>47782194What Lee can actually do. If Sasuke can use the Sharingan. What jutsu Samura knows. And yes its misspelled on purpose.
>>47782194Ask Sasuke and Sakura what jutsu they have. Be a bit open about your own, but of course keep the release quiet.
>>47782194seconding >>47782230and also ask sensei if he's okay with his little brother being, temporarily, under his commandand maybe talk with Lee about him potentially acquiring some of daddy's mechanisms to supplement his... "inadequacies"
>>47782269You forgot the repressed anger!
>>47782269So while we fight lets go have Sakura get the diner ready back at base
>>47782194>Do you wish to inquire about anything in particular?Ask specifically what we all know.Tell what we do know, but don't tell them about the Release.
Writing, writing.(I'm not gonna write up a full stat sheet for everyone, since you will only be controlling Tsuki directly)
Wargle ded! Panic!
>>47782623He slow as fuck
always give the QM 40 mins give or take 15mins
As you sensei plan out your route, you propose a little bit of information exchange.“I’m sure we’d all like to know what each other is capable. That way we can plan accordingly.” you say.Lee pipes up immediately. “I’m an expert in Taijutsu! I’m strong and fast, like Guy sensei!”Sakura shoots him down almost immediately. “And you can’t use ninjutsu, and have only basic proficiency in ninja tools, you clod.”Lee deflates.“Meanwhile, Tsuki-hime, I’ve been learning some water based support jutsu- although it’s mainly been through independent study. Guy-sensei has been training me in Taijutsu, as well. So while I’m not necessarily on his level, I’m more than proficient.”Sasuke then speaks up. “I know several fire attacking jutsu, along with the Uchiha clan’s signature Great Fireball and Phoenix Flower techniques. And before you ask, no, my sharingan have not awakened yet. As brother always reminds me.”He glares at Itachi, but it’s more out of annoyance than malice.You give them a rough breakdown of your abilities and those of your teammates.Sasuke quirks an eyebrow. “He taught you the Great Fireball? Interesting. You should see if you can learn the Phoenix Flower as well- it’s a useful technique. Good to know there’s an emerging talent like myself on your team.”Was that supposed to be a complement?As you discuss, your sensei return to the group.“Alright everyone! It’s time to head out!” Guy says, shooting the signature thumbs up pose from before.Itachi clarifies. “We’re going to head north today. We’ll probably hit the Valley by nightfall, and set up camp. From there, we’ll head west, into the Land of Hot Springs, skirting the Land of Rice Fields as much as possible. If you have any questions, you can ask along the way.”
>>47782696>Good to know there’s an emerging talent like myself on your team.”Tsundere Sasuke?
>>47782623>>47782630>>47782653Sorry for the slow pace tonight. If I cannot pick up the pace of my writing, I may end tonight early. Moving cross country and some of the associated drama kind of has me in a funk- and I need to adjust my schedule for people so it isn't so late.
>>47782712He just respects talent and strength.
>>47782717It's fine.I whine, but I do appreciate your writing.
>>47782717Just take it easy.
>>47782717Hey mate I was joking. Trying to make some anons laugh yeah? Don't worry about it. Also make sure you have all your socks!
>>47782696Is there any reason why the Land of Rice is in turmoil for some reason? Political learning is vital if we are to be hokage
>>47782717Props for actually writing so soon afterwards though. Whenever I switch locations it always takes me a day or two before I can really do ANYTHING with any competence, even things like questing that're supposed to be fun.All things considered you're doing fine, dude.
The eight of you head out, heading due north along the river. It’s going to be a safe trip- this area is the heartland of the Land of Fire- you’re not expecting any problems. Eventually, you all break into a comfortable rhythm.After about an hour, Itachi pulls up along-side you. “So, you asked for more details. I can give you the full report, or just the highlights. I know you’re concerned, but the intel for this mission is good. We have no reason to believe these are anything more than armed thugs. They don’t even seem related to the issues in the Land of Rice Fields.”1. I want the full report2. The highlights are fine.3. Ask about the Land of Rice Fields instead
>>47782827>1. I want the full report
>>47782827>1. I want the full reportTsuki never passes up a chance at intel
>>47782827>1. I want the full reportThe last time it was "just some thugs" our sensei really blew up at us for underestimating the enemy.
>>47782827>1. I want the full reportFuck yeah Kunohohohoichi quest.
>>47782827>2. The highlights are fine.Ill trust you with the more detailed part or anything you feel is of note. Your brother mentioned Pheonix Flower Jutsu, remind me of that sometime (maybe we could create a lightning version where it arc between the stars?)
>>47782848Anon!!!! TOO FUCKING SOON!!
>>47782827>1. I want the full report>>47782848"If you die, I'll kill you."
The full report!Writing.
>>47782848don't disrespect Ebisuhe really blasted away our expectations
>>47782878There were some explosive results.
>>47782878He truly showed he was dynamite
>>47782878>>47782885>>47782902Some day a bad pun like this will backfire on you, anons.
>>47782988Maybe for me but not Ebisu he's the bomb
>>47783007Wonder if Deidara would respect the guy.
“I’d like the full report, sensei. Besides, it’s an important skill of a shinobi to be able to complete and files these reports, along with the post-mission report.” you say, making eye contact with him as you run along the tree branches.“Very well. Good of you to take on this responsibility.” he replies, although you can tell he’s a bit surprised. “The request came from a small village near the border between the Land of Hot Springs and the Land of Frost. As a nation without an active shinobi Village, many choose to send requests our way- instead of the Cloud, who control the Land of Frost.”“Several weeks past, a group of men began raiding caravans heading to the village from the more prosperous inner towns of the region. As a result, the villagers have begun to starve. These men wear no banners or headbands, and show no shinobi talents or use of chakra. What they do have, though, is mechanical weaponry. Steel crossbows and kunai launchers, explosives- they are pressing this arms advantage against anyone who questions them. While we don’t know exact numbers, the report says there are somewhere between 30-40 of them, in total. Not all of them have the mechanical weapons, though. Many other members have been seen using more conventional weapons.”“We are to eliminate them. Any questions?” Itachi finishes.1. Yes. (What?)2. No
>>47783007C'mon guys, don't be mean to Ebisu. He might not have been an amazing ninja, but he was a cool dud.
>>47783048>1 Yes. How many of them have the mechanical weapons?Also I'm totally calling dibs on an automatic kunai launcher. We can load it with explosive-tag-wrapped kunai, chakra metal kunai to channel Stellar Release through, reverse-engineer it to create a fully-automatic poisoned-senbon shotgun... The options are endless.
>>47783053He was most certainly not a Dud...>>47783048>2.No
>>47783048>1. Yes.Do you have a more detailed report on the weapons?
>>47783048>1. Yes. (What?)Any descriptions of the weapons? Areas that have been hit harder than others? Are we to locate and eliminate their hideout as well?
>>47783048>Yes.>Dibs on cool loot?
>>47783048>No>>47783053I was surprised he didn't blow up at us when we tried to fight the missing nin
>>47783048>NoLet's get this mission going.
>>47783097Eh, Ebisu wasn't ever too worried about the missing-nin. If we'd given him a few more minutes alone he probably would've had them eating out hf the napalm of his hand.
>>47783048>2. NoCalling it here, the weapons are gonna be from our dad.
>>47783144If that's the case then we have the advantage since we have the Norihime genius trait.
>>47783144Of course and thats gonna make us so mad because it could be a threat to the leaf>>47783137Ya he seemed like he was about to kick it into nitro when we showed up
>>47783144Well duh, It's also going to piss off Tsuki a lot since her father's inventions are being used in a way that might endanger the leaf.
“Just one. Well, one thing to ask about. These weapons- what do we know about them? Where did they come from? How many are there?” you ask.“We aren’t sure where they got them from, although it would be a good thing to find out, if possible. We don’t know exact numbers, either, but we know less than half of their members seem to have them. We’ve gotten reports of auto-kunai launchers, crossbows, and explosives. We imagine they probably have a stockpile in their base- somewhere. It would be for the best if we either take them, or destroy them, once we’re finished.” he answers.“Taking them is better, sensei.” you respond immediately. “Oh? Worried about something related to your father’s business? You’re of course free to take whatever we find, unless it’s pertinent to the mission in some way.You…1. Have other questions.2. Are ready to move forward.
Here's a question for anons, if it aint obvious our dads a bit of a warhawk and so to an extent is Danzo. Itachi and our crew are all about loyalty to the leaf, we are loyalist to cash...What tough choices do you see coming and how should we deal with them.
>>47783334>2. Are ready to move forward.
>>47783334>2. Are ready to move forward.the QM can't stay up all night.get to the action
>>47783334>2. Are ready to move forward.Lets get this show on the road.
>>47783346I'll get us riiiiiiight there.And then pass out <3
>>47783334>2. Are ready to move forwards.Still calling dibs on looting and reverse engineering one of the kunai launchers. I want an automatic version of that thing Shizune uses, at least. Plus armored bracers/gauntlets with built-in weapons are never a bad choice.
>>47783369>>47783380Don't forget to archive you sweet, tired bitch.
>>47783386I never do. It's how I use my post thread time: responsibly.
>>47783418Kay.And does that pic work for toddler!Tsuki?
>>47783418make ask.fm account so Zhellas doesn't flood your twitter
>>47783431Remilia is a bit pale, but otherwise it's pretty close.Cute anime children unite
>>47783454Tsuki always adorable.>>47783451I've been blowing his Twitter up already, and he appreciates it.Plus it's zHellas. Or Graham.
>>47783451;_; but I dun wanna, anon.
“No more questions, Sensei.” you finish.“Good, let’s pick up the pace a bit then. I want us to reach the valley by nightfall.” he responds, taking off ahead.You chase off after him, catching up to the others.---------------------------------------------------------------------Keeping pace with the others, you spend most of the day running. Eventually as the sun begins setting in earnest, you reach the Valley of the End, the area marking the end of the Land of Fire, and Konoha’s influence. North of here is the Land of Rice Fields, east, the Land of Hot Springs. To the west, many other lands await. You gave upon the valley- the rugged waters cutting deeply through the cliffside, flanked by the statues of the Village’s founders- Tobirama Senju and Madara Uchiha. You didn’t know much about their personal history, although you could never forget these names. You can see both Itachi and Sasuke are also looking at the statues, while everyone else seems busy making camping preparations. Lee and Guy had been carrying a majority of the camping supplies on their back, insisting that it was additional training. They both have immediately began clearing the campsite and setting up a perimeter. You…1. Go talk to Sasuke and Itachi2. Provide “Direction” to Guy and Lee3. Go help Nori, Hinata, and Sakura set up the girls campsite.
>>47783546>3. Go help Nori, Hinata, and Sakura set up the girls campsite.Girl talk, also G'night Wargle it's 1 am here and I'm about to drop.
>>47783546>3. Go help Nori, Hinata, and Sakura set up the girls campsite.them girls need supervision
>>47783546>3. Go help Nori, Hinata, and Sakura set up the girls campsite.
>>47783546>3. Go help Nori, Hinata, and Sakura set up the girls campsite.Time to be team Mom
>>47783546>3. Go help Nori, Hinata, and Sakura set up the girls campsite.After that maybe ask for the story behind the statues
>>47783561I'll be finishing up shortly. Most likely after this vote, or shortly after.Time for girltalk. You guys do love that, after all.Writing~
>>47783546We should make a passing comment as we head over to the girls camp to Sasuke and Itachi about the statues. "Theres two sides to every story" then go to the girls
>>47783546Also I definitely wrote Tobirama and not Hashirama. Yeah it's time for bed, yikes.
You decide to help the girls set up camp.As you pass by Itachi and Sasuke, who are still looking at the statues, you decide to say something to them. “History is written by the victors, you know. I’m sure Madara had a reason for what he did.” you say in a solemn tone.It’s Itachi that speaks up. “They were the best of friends. They worked towards their ideals- both of them. But his actions have lead to a lot of pain for his descendants. I can only hope we don’t repeat his mistakes.”You leave the brothers Uchiha to their rumination, and head towards the burgeoning campsite.Immediately you set work, directing and managing the girls as the campsite is set up- and under your leadership, it’s a wonderful success! Just as you knew it would be.“You could’ve actually helped, princess.” Nori complains from her sleeping bag, with the moon rising overhead.“Nonsense! Tsuki-hime was offering her expert direction and planning!” Sakura counters.Always quick to your defense. “Well, I sure would’ve appreciated her expertise while assembling my tent!” Nori grumbles loudly, rolling over.Hinata just laughs lightly at the exchange unfolding.You see the fire roar at the nearby boy’s campsite, and figure it will soon be time to sleep.You…1. Engage the girls in small-talk2. Talk about tomorrow’s mission3. Go ahead and go to sleep.>Write-in
>>47783733>3. Go ahead and go to sleep.
>>47783733>1. Engage the girls in small-talkTime for girl talk
>>47783733>1. Engage the girls in small-talk
>>47783733>3. Go ahead and go to sleep.As will I. Night night Wargle and thanks for the run.
>>47783733>1. Engage the girls in small-talkJust a little bit.
>>47783733>2. Talk about tomorrow’s missionthat mission is really cute
Some small talk before bed.Writing.
“So, Sakura. You’re finally on a team with Sasuke. Make your move yet?” you tease.“I-I just haven’t found the right moment, alright? I was hoping to try and impress him on this mission…. You’re being mean, Tsuki-hime.” Sakura pouts.“Ohohohohohoho!~” you laugh. “I only tease you for your own good, Sakura. You need to actually talk to the boy if he’s to know your feelings.”“Easy for you to say, Tsuki-hime.” she continues. “Not all of us have caught the eye of a Hyuga prodigy.”“What? Who told you that?” you demand.You hear Nori sniggering from beneath her sleeping bag, and Hinata just laugh along.It continues like this, until one-by-one, you all slowly drift off to sleep….
and I'm gonna end the thread here. Sorry again for the slow writing pace today. I'll get myself out of this funk by the next thread, promise.@WargleQM for sleepytime storiesNext thread will be this weekend sometime, unless I decide to be a crazy person. Post thread begins now!
>>47783921Remember to archive!
>>47783921Thanks for running. GoodnightNeji just wants our money and power. Don't let him!
>>47783921Bro. Be a crazy person. You know you want to.
>>47783921Archive!And thank you for running.Does Neji genuinely like Tsuki, or is it just for her money & influence? Or is it all of those things?
>>47783946They don't hurt, for sure. He doesn't really know her well enough to know if he truly "likes" her or not, although he's heard good things, and appreciates her wit.
>>47783946>>47783933We've been archived. To abate all concerns.
>>47783969Eh... Goddammit. I kinda wanna give him a chance.
Remember anons Neji is hung in canon.Wargle a few Questions...1) This missions seems to line up a tad to well, the daughter of an arms dealing dealing with rebels who may very well use his gear...not gonna try to get us to incriminate dad are they?2) What are the Girls opinions of Tsuki?
>>47783995Don't do it! Don't fall for that ol' trick. Flash a smile, say something nice and blah blah blah. We're better than that.
>>47783995we will anon
>>47784008>Neji is hung in canon.In a comedy series.
>>47784008I don't think those cute shorts are canon, Anon.
>>47784019We should also give Lee a chance, too.He da best.
>>47784026i'd argue 51 25min episodes old a tad more credence....be yeah its the best hinting we've got.
>>47784035In the same series Sai asks Lee if he infact has one because despite his skin tight suit he sees nothing, then again in the hot springs still asks because I cant see it.
>>47784043Again, most likely not canon.Also, Sai makes that joke about most everyone. (Naruto & apparently Lee, but still)
>>47784008These people aren't a threat to the leaf. Not even close. As for the girls, they all view you as a friend, although Sakura is a bit jealous of Nori and Hinata.
I also find big dick Neji hilarious
>>47784076Make it canon, do it
>>47784065Itachi is totally on-board with getting us one of their automatic kunai launchers, right?Because I totally want to give Tsuki some bits of puppet armor. Not like a full-on Iron Man suit, but trapped bracers and the like. Just imagine it...>TFW you're a taijutsu specialist up against a scrawny little girl>TFW you get all up in the Ninjutsu-specialist's face and are about to pummel the fuck out of her when she tried to throw a flimsy-ass punch at you>TFW her bracer suddenly explodes into a massive bulky construct with three viciously sharp, wickedly-curved blades dripping with poison and currently cutting through your abdomen>TFW your dying attempt at a last-ditch counterattack is easily repelled by the Chakra shield on her other bracer>TFW the last words you hear in your life are "Ohohohohoho"
>>47783995No we need some how will take our name, and not have a giant death seal on their forehead
>>47784096Very true.Lee da best!Or maybe Kiba or someone.
>>47784092NOW THAT, is cool. I'd rather have interesting weapons and gear than fucking puppets.
>>47784076Any ideas on what the Norihime clan symbol looks like?
>>47784110But puppets are both of those things together, Anon.
>>47784112Well, you can start with what the last name means. Then we can help wargle make one and a artfag can draw it.
>>47784112drawfag is working in the norihime corp seal, which is as close to a clan symbol as they have
>>47784114Yes and I could write out a whole treatise of why they're shit compared to just using interesting weapons. Don't make me anon, it's way too late.
>>47784119>drawfag is working in the norihime corp seal,Of course it is.And glad someone is working on it.I was gonna suggest the Slaaneshi symbol, 'cause it looks like a wrench and a crescent moon together. Sorta.>>47784120They are interesting weapons.
>>47784096Neji is sidebranch. I don't think it would be passe to take the Norihime name.Those seals and be removed, too.(I'm not pushing Neji, mind. Just offering input.)
>>47784114>>47784124While I like puppets too, the problem with them is that they're an entire fighting style of their own, that contrasts a with what we're kinda setting Tsuki up to be (i.e. a mid-to-long-range specialist with her ninjutsu and Stellar Release).Little bits of armor and gear that use techniques and concepts drawn from ninja puppetry instead of outright puppets, on the other hand, are additive instead of subtractive - instead of needing to spend our time and concentration controlling a puppet, we just fight on our own, and if needed then we can pull out the puppet-like tricks hidden in our armor. It's got all the advantages of ninja puppetry (tricks, traps, poison and motherfucking buzzsaws) without the downsides (you have to carry a giant-ass fucking puppet around everywhere, and Tsuki's not all that strong yet; your fighting style is utterly goddamn obvious unless you pull a Kankuro and Tsuki's not gonna wrap herself up in fucking bandages; if anyone knows how to cut chakra strings then your best chance for survival is to drop your panties and beg for them to be gentle cause it's your first time).
>>47784148Thank you for summing that up nicely anon. I'm way too tired to have done that so well.
>>47784126If Tsuki ever has a child with someone, could her release be inherited?Or will gene tampering need to be used?
>>47784148Shit that really makes me want Tsuki to have her dad help her design kick ass grieves and gauntlets with hidden weaponry. Maybe even a chakra shield.
>>47784148>>47784170>>47784187Why not build a puppet that can do those things?
>>47784178It's possible. Remains to be seen. Default answer is yes.
>>47784187That was my idea too, so I'm all for that.>implying Tsuki needs Dad to help her design them instead of doing it herself with Norihime Genius>implying dad wouldn't just hire Sasori to make them for her instead of actually helpingAlternatively we start husbando-ing Kankuro.>>47784198I quote myself: "you have to carry a giant-ass fucking puppet around everywhere, and Tsuki's not all that strong yet; your fighting style is utterly goddamn obvious unless you pull a Kankuro and Tsuki's not gonna wrap herself up in fucking bandages; if anyone knows how to cut chakra strings then your best chance for survival is to drop your panties and beg for them to be gentle cause it's your first time"
>>47784187He helped design the chakra armor the snow ninja use. Yoru knows his shit.
>>47784205Don't forget that puppets take fucking years to be any good with them. Years we could be using to improve what we already have.
>>47784205Again, why not just build a puppet?>>47784203So, just making sure I understand:Stellar Release might be inheritable. We'll see.Definitely possible with gene tampering, though.Am I right?
>>47784213Oh man this is great >Cool and unique armor and weapon options >A unique release type and other powerful ninjutsu >freaking swords from one of the mist swordsmen I'm loving all the opportunity here.
>>47784218Nothing is certain. Not even science.
>>47784218Are you just being willfully stupid now to waste his time? Building a puppet is the harder option anon, it is completely at odds with literally every other form of fighting we currently know.
>>47784223Using Norihime Genius you can even choose to devote time to developing things on your own as well, once you know how they work. Just ask dad for pointers now and then
>>47784228>Are you just being willfully stupidAre you just noticing this now?>>47784226Except for Neji's big dick, am I right?
>>47784234Sweet.Could Tsuki design trick weapons, like from Bloodborne, that can utilize chakra?
>>47784245That might be a bit too much, even though I like the idea. Remember we did ask to be able to train with those lightning swords.
>>47784257We can make even better swords, I bet.
>>47784236Neji's giant penis is a universal constantWanna guess what Naruto and Sai name Tazuna's bridge
>>47784281Neji's Fourth Leg?
>>47784218Jesus Christ, are you even reading my statements? Look. Puppets have a neat gimmick: they're chock-full of traps. In actual battle, however, they're incredibly unwieldy to use, take years of practice to even learn how to make, let alone get good with, and aren't even all that effective in high-level combat aside from sneaky traps or else being Sasori-levels of awesome (and note: Sasori used human fucking corpses to make his puppets, which is why they're capable of actually standing up to high-level opponents - short of making human puppets, Tsuki's puppets aren't going to be anywhere near that good).Puppets are cool, I totally agree. I love the idea of Tsuki having a puppet butler that fights for her while she spams Stellar Release. But in practice, that's just flat-out not going to work for her: even Sasori is pretty shit in combat and he's basically the absolute ultimate pinnacle of skill that you could possibly reach as a puppeteer (c'mon, he gets killed by his own grandma and CANON SAKURA of all people). Puppets are a cool gimmick, but that's all they are.>>47784234As such, I propose we use Norihime Genius to work on puppet-styled armor. Simple-looking wooden bracers and greaves that are full of little tricks. A Bloodborne-esque explosive pile bunker, perhaps. Automatic kunai launchers. Explosive-note-wrapped senbon launchers (it's harder to see the explosive notes on them!). Poison bomb launchers. Asura-Path-style guided chakra missiles. Grappling hook launcher. Chakra-metal conduits to better focus out Stellar Release.
>>47784262Not likely. Kiba are legendary for a reason, and they MIGHT even work to channel Stellar release more easily/powerfully since their Lightning nature is inherent.They may be the only weapon in the setting that's actually *better* in our hands.
>>47784245In theory, yes, although most of the trick weapons are rather ineffectual in application
>>47784291>are you even reading my statements?No, I'm not.>>47784299But they're so cool though.
>>47784287Neji's Great Bridge
>>47784291Not that anon but why wouldn't we use human puppets? Ya their dead bodies but were already starting Tsuki down the path of doing anything for the village so I don't see why this would particularly bother her. And about Sakura Chiyo did almost all off the work and just puppeted Sakura's body for a good chunk of the fight
>>47784315Let's start off with regular puppets first.
>>47784315I suppose we could, but at the same time I don't think that's particularly in-character for Ninja Princess Ohoho-hime. Especially because ëwwww corpses"TFW we use Ebisu's corpse as a human puppet and reach Sasori levels of skill with it. And then Deidara blows it up
>>47784338What corpse, anon
>>47784338Maybe for young 10 year old Tsuki but by the time we make Jonin we'll probably get over it>>47784344His glasses and Headband
>>47784344Human Ash Puppets. If Asuma can do it so can we, dammit.
>>47784348You're gonna make a puppet out of his glasses and headband?Novel, I'll give you that
>>477843151. Using someone's corpse is fucked up even for other ninja and is incredibly taboo. 2. It's still a fucking puppet you boob and amounts to nothing more than a gimmick as >>47784291pointed out. 3. Only one person even knows how to make them, I doubt he'd be willing to share that info either. 4. The most important: Puppets are fucking dumb, especially when you have other fucking better options.
>>477843831. What is our village going to do, kick us out?2. No ninja specs themselves for fighting puppetiers plus no one is going to assume anyone from Konoha would use one or be any good with one3. More then just Sasori knows how to make them, plus we could probably pay him to teach us4. Puppetry is as strong as your imagination and technical development skills
>>477844191. Nah, probably more likely to put us on trial and then execute us.2. No ninja specs themselves for fighting civilians either, doesn't make them hard to kill.3. The only people who know how to make puppets are Suna-nin. Suna-nin won't teach us because conflicting village loyalties. Sasori could teach us but do you really want to call a member of the Akatsuki "sensei?" Although I guess since we have Itachi already we might as well try to collect them all.4. Puppet. Armor. All the bonuses of puppets, with none of the downsides. And it doubles as armor to remove that pesky melee weakness.
>>47784466Our village would lose alot by executing us, including our father, our new bloodline release, all of our family's money, and probably danzo
>>47784482So you think having a kekkei genkai, a lot of money, and a fairly useful and important place within the village will protect us from being killed for doing awful shit?Tell me, anon, how well did that work for the Uchiha Clan?
We have a mad scientist father and we can invent shit ourselves, puppets are a great way to take advantage of that. And from that strawpoll from last thread, you two spergs are in the minority. Also because it would be fun.Warg, don't listen to these salty fucks until we can get a chance to vote on it.
>>47784466We have a mad scientist father and Danzo in our basement, Suna WISHES they could make puppets half as effective OR depraved as we can. Puppet armor has none of the benefits of puppets, all of the costs, and comes included with heavy constricting armor. Puppets can take our place, act like psuedo shadow clones, attack at a distance, and fit WAY more shit inside of them than armor can. >>47784482>>47784504The goddamn Hokage INVENTED NECROMANCY! I don't think it would be an issue aside from potential creepiness.
Or we could just yknow, improve/modify our current weapons to insanity "3 smoke arrows, 10 iron arrows, and 2 plasma/celestial arrows".>>47784482>>47784516Times change anons, I'm pretty sure half (not literally half but a decent amount) of the shit done in the past of ANY village is considered absolutely fucking disgusting.
>>47784561Ugh, I know, right? That Hashirama, going around planting trees everywhere. Good God, he was sick in the fucking head.
>>47784509It's not just "two spergs". I for one am just pretty tired of repeating the arguments.They're a gimmick that takes too much time and effort, and for which even Tenten, the weapons guru, admits we wouldn't really have a decent teacher for in the village. Why spend all that time to get good at puppets when we can get good with our unique release, improve on our already solid talent for ninjutsu, and get good enough at taijutsu to use one of the Seven Swords that's seemingly perfectly suited for us?Sure, puppets CAN be cool, but for Tsuki it seems like a waste of time compared to all the other things she could be doing.
>puppetfags desperately trying to force their gimmicky bullshit.We can control motherfucking plasma and can make shadow clones, yet people want to mess around with shitty dolls.I want Stellar Finger Sword and exploding shadow clones, god damn it!
>>47784602I want exploding plasma arrows, also have we tried using a bit of extra chara to propel the big ball of fuckhuge mass? I like the idea of our finale move being a comet
>puppets vs ninjutsu
>>47784620A jack of all trades is good at no situation, only average and average ain't good enough
>>47784637Weird chakra bullshit and puppets doesn't sound like "jack of all trades" to me. besides, in the Naruto world being equally good at everything is ideal! All the best ninja are masters of everything, and only EXTREME levels of obsessive training can leta specialist like Gai succeed.
behold the future.a scroll mounted on a coil which leds into a chakra charged barrel. The scroll goes through the barrel like a belt containing explosive kunai. which then use the power of their summoing and chakra to blast them out the barrel at high speedsOnce the scroll is empty just unload it and place in a fresh one.
>>47784620The compromise would be to spend our off time designing weird weapons to work into our outfit/gauntlets/etc. Like individual puppet mechanisms, but never going so far as figuring out how to balance them with each other or control them remotely as part of a puppet.I could see Tsuki making a summoning-gauntlet that fires shuriken or something for funsies.
>>47784671did you just create an iron man blaster arm?
>>47784637Jack of all trades, master of none,though oftentimes better than master of one.
>>47784671This anon gets it. Seals + puppet-INSPIRED shenaniganry > actual puppets. No need for heavy armor or bulky combat accessories, just just carry an artillery bombardment in your bracers.
>>47784671Atleast draw a neater version or is that the prototype?
>>47784691I got so many blood ideas if we do, ill see if I can draw them for next time...no promises
>>47784691>>47784671>>47784674That only works when we only have a few inventions. Eventually we'll have so much shit we want to use it'll be easier to shove it in a puppet than carry it around. Puppets also let use use much more space, and don't have to worry about us fitting inside them. No matter what, we NEED to get ontop of seals. There's no way we're carrying all this shit around with us, we need to work out an inventory system we can summon on demand.
>>47784717I mean, if we know seals then we don't need to use puppets at all. We can just seal the armor onto our skin directly, and summon bits and pieces of it individually based on what we need.Artificial Asura Path FTW
>>47784602>>47784619I'm pretty sure we could build puppets that can do that/spoiler].
>>47784755That sounds way harder than puppets, and still doesn't address the problem of inventions that are just too big and heavy to wear. At some point it just makes sense to give the laser cannon legs instead of trying to carry it.
>>47784779The laser cannon is going to be our Ninjutsu, and we already have legs of our own. Our weakness here is Taijutsu, and puppets aren't going to do jack to help us out there, whereas gimmick-filled armor would.What is up with your fascination with puppets? They're under-utilized for a reason, anon.
>>47784814that is unless we somehow manage to invent semi autonomous puppets...
>>47784833Now that *would* be a neat trick.
>>47784814Puppets ARE taijutsu!The fascination is that we are a tech/command/intelligence type and puppets are perfect for that. >maximum tech capacity>increased units on the field to command>high potential for traps and trickeryIt'd be like having our own genin team!
>>47784854Except a Genin team can work autonomously, whereas puppets require us to control them. And are incredibly difficult to control. And require insane levels of chakra control if we want to use more than one. And require years of training to use. I get what you're saying, and I agree that it would be cool, but going full-on puppeteer would take, in my opinion, a lot more investment than we'd get out of it, as opposed to merely using puppetry concepts to enhance our own personal combat abilities via armor and gadgets. Which, incidentally, would also require tech/intelligence.(Also puppets don't require command at all unless they're semi-autonomous but I have no idea how that would even work)
>>47784891You're right. I mean it's not like our dad is an inventor and we have a bonus to figure out stuff and create shit or anything.
>>47784891Everything we want to do takes years to get good at, and we have the time. We graduated from the academy like a month ago!I'd agree to a medium point between full-on puppets and equipment. Something that we're not technically wearing, because it's just too damn big and heavy, but which stays so close to us we might as well be wearing it, like a close-range stand, or a mechanical version of that guy from the Sound four who has his brother inside him.
OH GOD I JUST REALIZED WE CAN USE THE SWORDS AS FREE POWER! They can call down lightning with every little chakra, so we could stick them on a mech and pull down lightning as a power source!
>>47784971We could also build a unique puppet for each sword we come across.
I've been arguing for puppets in other threads, but after reading this one, I feel that I found a pretty decent compromise that would be cool but also limit some of the drawbacks.Full puppet mastery takes years. This is true for full scale humanoid or complex puppets. Now, we do have time to devote, since we are just out of the academy, but we do have a lot of other things we want to work on. So, instead of going full puppet specialist, we can make simpler puppets. It might take years to skillfully use a marionette, but it wouldn't take as long to master smaller, more disposable puppets. Instead of going big and shoving large puppets full of traps, we can just make several smaller puppets that do specialized things. For example, a puppet that is literally like a smallish stick person that has a kunai for basic slashes and hidden syringe of poison, or a bomb inside it. If we keep it small and functional, we can have several scrolls of sealed easy to use and specialized puppets.This also allows us to get familiar with figuring out neat tricks and tech to maximize their effectiveness. With that basis, and our inventing trait, we can then utilize that tech efficiency to make our own puppet inspired gear. The only limit is our imagination with both.Basically, this compromise would allow us to use puppets, and eventually master them further down the line, while also doing the cool personal tech ideas that many anons are wanting. I don't see any real downsides to this.
>>47785384That actually is a good compromise. I can work with that, anon. Also, who says our puppets have to be humanoid? We could make mechanical copies of Kakuzu's masks, for example, once we get good enough at puppetry. A seal array in the mouth to activate a single elemental jutsu when we channel chakra into the puppet would work just fine, and I'm certain Danzo-sensei would be willing to teach us sealing. Calligraphy is an art, after all.
>>47785384I'd be down with this if the puppets are bunnies.
>>47785384This is a good plan.
>>47785577I don't see why we couldn't make some bunny puppets. They're small and could be pretty simple. Plus, you don't expect a little bunny to fill you full of cyanide or spit razor blades.
>>47785589well not unless your a fan of moty python, which does not exist in narutoverse?, i guess.
>>47785608To be fair, that was a guardian bunny. You should expect a mythical guardian, no matter how small and adorable, to tear you limb from limb.