Shinobi Quest #23This 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/WiPdCqLHPrevious Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shinobi%20QuestLast thread, Tsuki Norihime greeted her returning sensei after his extended absence, and was informed of her new mission the following day to travel to the Land of Wind. After spending quality time with her Father, a useful tool- the [All-Terrain Shinobi Facemask]- was created. The next day, the reassembled team traveled south to the Land of Wind to begin their mission, meeting up with the client, Dr. Lemeza Kosugi. The five them then began the trek across the vast desert towards the ruins, eventually running until a group of Suna shinobi led by the daughter of the Kazekage, Temari. Eventually, they reached the camp outside the ruins….
Time once more for Ohohohodventures
Lemeza leads you into a large tent in the center of the Fire encampment- on the way you can see many other, smaller tents, each with other archaeological teams. This dig site was certainly bigger than you believed…“Alright, ladies and gentleman, we have arrived. Welcome to my humble lodgings.” Lemeza says, gesturing to his tent. It’s certainly nicer than you imagined- or least better than the tents you used on your last trip. You can see he has cots prepared for the four of you; nothing fancy, but serviceable.“We’re to be sleeping with you, Dr. Kosugi?” Hinata asks, somewhat absentmindedly.“No worries, I’m a gentleman. The four of you are to be my protection- not just from what lies inside the ruins, but our *ahem* friendly compatriots. As the head of the expedition, I’m sure the other nation’s teams would just be *mortified* if something were to befall me. Besides, they have their own bodyguards.You, Hinata and Nori all look to Itachi. He doesn’t say anything, his face hidden behind his mask. Lemeza immediately starts to backpedal. “Not that I believe anything will happen! Of course not. Your presence is mainly a deterrent. I’m sure they don’t want to create an international incident….”You certainly have questions, but would it be best to let Itachi sensei ask them?You…1. Ask Lemeza yourself. (What will you ask him?)2. Let Itachi ask him the questions.
>>48265277>1. Ask Lemeza yourself. (What will you ask him?)Will there be a small screen or curtain between yours and our areas of sleep?
whateverth for europe doesn't sleepalso>3.blush
>>48265277>1. Ask Lemeza yourself. (What will you ask him?)What troubles does he anticipate with the ruins?
>>48265277>2. Let Itachi ask him the questions.
>>482652772. Let Itachi ask him the questions.We know what we need, if the other researchers are possibly a danger then we should start having all of us secretly watching and listening in on them. Find out if their any other shinobi.
> Ask Lemeza yourself. (What will you ask him?)so what kind of ruins are these/what kind of artifacts will you be looking for, Mr. Lemeza?
>>48265277>2. Let Itachi ask him the questions.He is the Jonin
Asking questions first. Writing.
>>48265505Goddamnit. Alright, I'll leave it open a bit longer.
>>48265277>1. Ask Lemeza yourself. (What will you ask him?)What sort of traps are here, any info on their mechanisms? (after all to have lasted this long and still be functional theres probably some merit to studying their designs)
public reminder of best summon goals
>>48265580someone repost that sword deal from the very last post of the last thread. Shit was righteous
>>48265580for one hand sure, but are we gonna go for a summon contract on our other hand as well though? and if so what?
>>48265592oh shit, I did thatone sec...
>>48265580We will not rest until we are FUCKING FABULOUS>>48265608tigers. get that fire/lightning duality going on.
>>48265616If we want to be fabulous then grown up Tsuki needs to get a fur coat
>>48265592>>48265616>>48265609We should go full Sasaki Kojiro and develop a signature kenjutsu technique/form based on the movement of our bird of paradise/tropical bird summons in flight. Combine with stellar chakra, the kiba swords, and potential best sage mode and we've got an ultimate technique.>Watch closely, peasant! Today you witness Konoha's most beautiful technique, count your blessings that it is the last thing you see! ohohohoho!>Stellar Release: Norihime-Style, Sapphire Dance of the Celestial Phoenix!
Alright, calling for asking him yourself for real now.Writing.
>>48265608If we go for a second summon, tigers would be best for chakra affinity and shoring up with some physicals, but shit can happen to change that choice
>>48265580I like the tiger more, the coloscheme fits better
>>48265634>>48265648reposting from end of last thread for discussion...Avian contract all the way. Even if peacocks are genjutsu-based, genjutsu from summons is legitimately powerful if I remember the series correctly. We'd have 0 genjutsu options otherwise so it'd shore up a weak point. It'd be nice to have some flexibility for options in battle.Plus, the contract would probably include multiple types of birds other than peacocks. There will probably be mainly mid-tier birds we can summon that are ninjutsu or utility-based with the big badass Suzaku at the top of the summon roster.so, bird contract pros:>Flexibility>Fits our ic personality>Variability in use and talents of creatures summoned>Suzaku>Combines well with stellar release>Potential best sage mode>probably will teach us mad flashy ninjutsu>Isn't necessarily incompatible with lightning element eitherCons:>Probably brings 0 taijutsu to the table>You'd probably have to choose between birds and tigers
>>48265634Oh yeah baby >>48265632There's that one artfag pic with her in that bitch'n star coat.
>>48265712now that I think about it, if we need a taijutsu bird, we can just summon a cassowary.
>>48265766You just triggered the shit out of my college PTSD. Fuck Cassowaries
>>48265766>Posting cassowary instead of emu>Not posting the bird that won a ground war against the Royal Australian MilitaryISHYGDDT
>>48265829they won via superior numbers (herd of over 100) against 2 guys with machine guns, besides, emus aren't fancy, cassowaries at least have the blue head coloration.
>>48265733Thats nice but imagine how cool she would like with either Fuubuki or Mitsuru's coats
We could always just get a canadian goose
>>48265971New idea for our bannerThe Mute Swan
>>48265766And if we ever fight Orochibitch we could summon a Secretary bird.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nA6-tAhr-E
>>48265971gooses are like all bark and no bite though
You detach your mask.You find that the air in the camp is not quite as bad as you expected, which is pleasant. “First, Lemeza. Do you have any screens or anything? Not that I believe you’d try anything, but we ladies have our dignity.” you ask with an undercurrent of command.“Yes, we have a few. I don’t mind re-arranging the room for the three of you. Of course.” He replies nonchalantly.“Very good. Now, a few things.” you sit on the nearest cot, cross your legs, and make eye contact with the doctor.“You mentioned bodyguards for teams belong to the other nations?” “Er, yes.” he starts. “There are three encampments here, you see. Our camp, belonging to the Land of Fire, and two others. One belonging to the Land of Wind, and the other belonging to the Land of Earth. We aren’t exactly at odds, per se, but atmosphere is bit… tense. Then the researchers from the Land of Wind took on the bodyguards, and soon after, the Earth brought in their own. We took you folks on to compensate.”Wonderful. “Do you know anything about them?” you ask.“The Earth only brought a girl. An Iwa shinobi. She’s… rather flippant. But she’s definitely strong- enough to put the folks from the Wind on guard.”A single girl…?“And the Wind’s bodyguards? They were the first to arrive, yes?” you continue to question.“Yes. As you know, Suna shinobi refuse to go near the ruins, and the Land of Wind wouldn’t hire outside Shinobi. I believe them they hired are missing-nin.”It’s at this point Itachi takes over the questioning.“Lemeza, we need names- even if they aren’t directly cast against us. Missing-nin are traitors to their village, and cannot be trusted.“I don’t know their names, I apologize. I’ve only ever seen one of them- a tall, lanky man. Formerly from Kirigakure, I believe. Carried around a rather large blade with a unique shape.
You, Nori and Hinata exchange looks. Missing-nin from the Mist could only mean one thing….1. Demand to know more about this man.2. Let Itachi take over.3. Try to shift questioning towards the ruins, instead.
>>48266066>1. Demand to know more about this man.>2. Let Itachi take over.
>>48266066>2. Let Itachi take over.God damned Kisame Hoshigake is here. We so ded.
>>48266066>2. Let Itachi take over.
>>48266066>1. Demand to know more about this man.>2. Let Itachi take over.not so much demand as give itachi a look so he knows to push on this line of questioning.
>>48266054>let Itachi take overAkatsuki encounter #2?
>>48266082Lanky Seven Swordsman with an unusual sword could be quite a few people actually.
>>48266082I think its Zabuza
>>48266066It's looting time>>48266146zabuza's sword's not very uniquely shapen by anie standarts, it's just big
>>48266146See >>48266119Plus, Zabuza is/was most likely in the Land of Waves.
>Unique Mask>Dual Swords>Affinity to/control of fire>Blue motif>Covert Operativetell me /tg/, what was your face when you realized ROOT Tsuki will be pic related?
>>48266273Ah shit nigga
>>48266294>>48266273+ control of lightning and wealthy background...
Letting Sensei take over. Writing.
>>48266333But our father doesn't hate us.
>>48266273I don't know who that is, I hope our mask looks better than that though.
>>48266373All the better, means we're not a whiny little shit for half our screen time
>>48266393Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender disguised as the Blue Guost(?)
>>48266273Why would we want to be a shit like Zuko?
>>48266430Azula best daughter.
>>48266425Ah, never really watched that show, just didn't click for me.
>>48266373so basically none of the negatives best father will always love us
>>48265712>>48265634>>48265608>>48265766>>48265829Honesty I'd rather we'd go for a rabbit to play on the whole Chang'e theme with the moon princess and all that.
>>48266500I think that's a pretty cool opinionI personally prefer avian contract for reasons listed, but if given the chance for a second summon rabbit > tiger
>>48266500And that's a lovely opinion. However. the four direction beasts/deities are fucking rad.
>>48266462I can't wait to slowly stop him from blindly only following his perspective on how to fix the Leaf and together look at a problem from multiple perspectives on how to best serve the Leaf. Be it by ROOT style assassination, diplomacy, or good ole fashioned trade enterprise manipulation.
>>48265221>mfw Shinobi Quest
>>48266539I say tiger for a bitching fur coat or boa.
>>48266624rabbit fur coats are a thing anon
Itachi takes off his mask, setting it down on a nearby cot.He sits down, rubbing his temples.“We need to know more. Can you at least give me more than “Tall, Lanky, Weird Sword”? Not trying to be difficult Lemeza, but that could be almost any of the Seven Swordsman.”Lemeza lights another cigarette, and takes a long drag.“.....Oh! Yeah! He’s like, blue!”“Blue.” Itachi says in a rather deadpan voice.“Yeah, he’s blue. His skin is this weird coloration. That and I suppose his outfit was a bit off- considering we’re in a desert. Black robe, with little red clouds on it.”You feel your blood run cold.Immediately, you turn and look at Itachi, who’s looking straight back at you.Akatsuki. S-Class missing-nin. You think back to what Danzo told you about their ranks…. And only one was from Kirigakure. Kisame Hoshigaki.“Ok, everyone. We need to hold a team meeting. Now.” Itachi says, standing immediately.The three of you come stand close to Itachi- Lemeza, feeling a bit left out, leaves his tent to smoke outside.“It would seem one of our “Bodyguards” is one of the Akatsuki- a group of S-Class Missing-nin criminals. The Land of Wind must be serious about whatever’s inside to afford their price. However- if at any point we are arrayed against them, I want you to understand something.”“You three are to flee. Leave. Head back to the village.”Hinata and Nori are speechless-What is your response?1. Agree 2. Disagree
>>48266624But tigers have nothing to do with the moon.
>>48266562I could definitely get behind that, yeah. Count me in.Let the hokage keep to the politics, we'll control the economy and pay folks.Then expand to the other nations
>>48266678>AgreeFUCK fighting Kisame now
>>48266678>1. Agree"There are times to be brave. To fight against the unfair odds and strive to be victorious. This sure isn't one of them. Not for some stupid ruin."
>>48266678>Agreeyeeeaaaaaaaaaah we'd just die. Like a bitch.I'm assuming our MC knows enough about kisame to elaborate on WHY fighting him is such a terrible idea for us? They dont call him the 0-tails for nothing
>>48266678>1. Agree"Only if you promise me one thing Itachi. That once we get clear you focus on escape and evasion as well."
>>48266678>1. AgreeCalled it.
>>48266678>Option 3: Scream like a bitchbut really >Option 2Itachi can deal with Kisame while we escape with the VIP. There were other nin hired by the competing teams that may need to be fought off, Kisame isn't the only enemy ninja around who'd want to take out Lemeza.
>>48266678>1. Agree>3.Establish a no sensei left behind rule
>>48266678>DISAGREEI'd rather not leave another sensei behind.
>>48266760You forget that the reason Ebisu died is cause he had to take care of us as well.Without having to protect us Itachi can fight or escape freely.
>>48266758>>48266760NO SENSEI LEFT BEHIND
Listening to sensei.Writing.
>>48266783Calm down I'm almost certain Itachi could beat Kisame as long as he doesn't have to worry about us
>>48266678>3. No. Absolutely, unequivocally, not. We're not losing another sensei. No. No. Absolutely no.
perhaps if itachi can trap him in a genjutsu we can fry him with a good application of stellar fireballs
>>48266678>1. AgreeAssuming there's an opportunity. Didn't Hidan mention he was waiting to meet with someone else in Akatsuki? It seems IC we could easily suspect that where there's one Akatsuki there could be another nearby.
>>48266735switching to >>48266891
>>48266885I highly doubt Tsuki is strong enough for that. Maybe once she masters the release and is older.
>>48266885>>48266950I fucking told you to devellop this as an assassination jutsu https://youtu.be/3Gzn7v7EpUc?t=2m22s
>>48266980>Assassination>Have to shove a ball into someone mouthDo you understand how Assassinations work?
Hey guys, if shit goes down with sharknado, we just might be the perfect counter to his sword Samehada. It's sentient and likes eating chakra, with the exception of fire chakra because he finds it 'too spicy'. Now imagine how hot he would find stellar chakra.
>>48267013>>48267038Not to mention it's fucking Kisame, he's a fucking beast. Literally one of the hardest Akatsuki to kill and he isn't immortal.
>>48267038I mean as a thing to do after they're immobilized thanks to keikakusince we might have a super snowflaky release that melts rock but I bet the power creep of akatsuki comes with magic resistance to put it in simple terms
>>48267073He'd react like a dog licking a lime.
>>48267073the damn thing ate chakra from the beasts and only had a slightly troubled digestionI doubt we can concoct a sauce spicy enough
“Alright, Itachi-sensei. But you need to get out once we’re clear, too.” you say gravely.“Of course. I have intention of dying in some dusty old ruins. Besides…” he says, looking to the three of you- “I have no intention of leaving you without a sensei for a second time. This is only if we end up in a fight with him- which may not even happen. There are other Shinobi present as well, so we’ll need to be on ours toes. I’m sure whatever is in these ruins, that is the primary target. They’ll most likely only engage if we become an obstacle to obtaining it.”You breathe out a sigh of relief when the other two agree- you don’t know much about Kisame specifically, but these Akatsuki people are terrifying. Speaking of which…“Itachi-sensei. The Akatsuki work in pairs, correct?” you question.He looks at you oddly, but answers the question.“Yes, they do. They aren’t ravaging madman- they’re essentially mercenaries. Every time they’ve ever been encountered, there as been at least two of them present, and that would fit with what Lemeza said before. However… as of right now, we don’t know who Kisame’s partner is. Our knowledge on the Akatsuki membership is sorely lacking…” he finishes. He seems to be taking this fact as a personal failing.There is a bit of a somber silence, before Nori breaks it.“Well, we don’t have to fight him, or it’s not guaranteed, you know? Let’s not get in over our heads worrying about this now.” she says, trying to ease the atmosphere.“Well, Sensei, what should we do?” you say. You, of course, have your own ideas….1. You advocate trying to avoid the Akatsuki members entirely.2. You advocate trying to find out more information- like who Kisame’s partner is.3. You advocate switching gears to find out about the shinobi from Iwagakure.4. You advocate something else entirely- (What?)
>>48267086If he is immobilized enough to put a fireball down his throat why can't we just stab him in the neck and sever his spinal cord.I'm not familiar enough with Naruto powerlevels to know if 'Knife in the neck' suddenly loses it's effectiveness after a certain point.
>>48267109>3. You advocate switching gears to find out about the shinobi from Iwagakure.Especially if she is here alone.
>>48267109>3. You advocate switching gears to find out about the shinobi from Iwagakure.
>>48267113With Kisame? Yeah, he's got thicker skin than normal.
>>48267113that's my point, knife to the neck failed against orochimaru's monsters and this guy is also known for mutations. Who knows if he won't go all shark hide armor on us?>>48267109>1.process by elimination about who the partner may be. Don't approach
>>48267109>I have intention of dying in some dusty old ruins.OF ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU COULD TYPO!!>2. You advocate trying to find out more information- like who Kisame’s partner is.
>>48267113You know those kids growing up who when you played superhero with they would go >Nuh uh I teleported out of the way in time>Nuh uh that was my clone>Well I can regenerate so it doesn't hurt meThats how this quest is going to go for the most part
Focusing on the Iwa shinobi. Writing.
Welp time to meet grumpy Kurotsuchi....and this time no Kon to seduce her
>>48267375She'll be our contact when Norihime Enterprises expands to the Stone.
>>48267437I'd laugh if it's Deidera who aint in the Akatski in this timeline
>>48267437Isn't the stone village and earth nation a bunch of insular bastards?
>>48267494They said it was a girl I swear to god if we missed out on female Deidara since we went with a woman
>>48267501And what better way to open them up but with good products that improve their standard of living!Check it out! Air Conditioning!
>>48267541It's deidera..easy mistake
>>48267548>Trying to make the enemy strongerKONOHA NUMBER 1
>>48267494>>48267541That's good.Or they mistake Deidara for a woman.
>>48267569>Providing Air Conditioning and novelty products somehow makes a countries military stronger.>Not making them dependent on our productsYou have no idea how this works do you?
>>48267588Improved standard of living is better for their state and the people in charge which isn't what we want
>>48266373and no hot evil sister
>>48267611I think you might be clinically retarded. Improving a standard of living by making them dependent on Leaf products makes them dependent on the Leaf, expanding our influence. I'm not sure what you mean by 'stronger' as we aren't selling arms.Like I said I don't think you know how this works
>>48267611>They come to fully depend on our products>Somehow this will make them strongerYou didn't listen to economics class did you?
“….Well, Sensei, what should we do? If we’re to avoid the Akatsuki members, we should probably try to find out something about the Iwa shinobi, correct?” you ask.“Yes, that would be best. Unfortunately sneaking around in an unfriendly camp could be an issue. Especially if they are expecting us, which they most likely are. I would suggest we wait until morning. The chance exists that we’ll see them in the morning, anyway. For now, I suggest we get some sleep.Your sensei gets up and summons Lemeza back into the tent. To your relief, he hasn’t returned empty handed, bringing forth two somewhat dusty-looking screens, together with two serving men. They go about their work, setting up a sequestered off area for you and the other girls to sleep.Once they leave, you go about customizing your sleeping arrangements, which takes little time. Nori snores, so she’s farther away, nearly on the opposite side of the tent. Hinata and You are closer together, as a result. You sit, and the exhaustion from travel, partnered with the poor sleep on the road hits you all at once. Frankly, you’re beat. Rising from your cot, you can see Itachi is outside with Lemeza, who’s still smoking. Or is that a different one? The man has a serious problem….As you approach, you’re swiftly attacked by the deadly head-poke attack!You just sort of grumble, in response.“Go to bed, Tsuki. You three need the rest much more than I do. I doubt anything will happen, regardless.”You..1. Put up a fight2. Go to sleep3. Pretend to sleep, but go gather intel instead.>Write-in
>>48267730>2. Go to sleepFollow orders.
>>48267730>2. Go to sleep
>>48267730>1. Put up a fight
>>482677302. Go to sleep4.set a watch first.
If Wargle ever gives us free time, I suggest we spend it inventing things to sell though we would need to make Tsuki's own name gain weight.
>>48267730>1. Put up a fightcan't sleep shark will eat me
>>48267730>1. Put up a fight>If it does become a fight, how rested we are won't matter. All that will matter is how capable you are.
>>48267730>2. Go to sleepHowever wake ourselves up every few hours and get a vibe of the camp.We-we're not g-going to sleep because you t-told us or anything
>>48267730>3. Pretend to sleep, but go gather intel instead.
>>48267730>2. Go to sleepDream of Tsuki's trade empire.
>>48267730>4. pretend to put up a fight before going to sleep
Bedtime for Tsuki.Writing.
>>48267800I wonder if Itachi knows we have a crush on him
So how bizarre would it be to go over to the Iwa ninja and just... you know. Succinctly announce our presence in a professional manner, so that there's no surprise down the road? Nobody but maybe Kisame's here to get stabby anyway, so why not preemptively deescalate?
>>48267894surely he's aware. it's not like tsuki's subtle about it
>>48267894he's one of the less dense characters in the setting
>>48267688Not the person you're replying to, but I'm a quantitative economist. You're right up to a point, but considering patents and trade regulations don't exist in a naruto setting...the "dependency" you're talking about wouldn't happen as they turn around, reverse engineer your product, and sell their own design back for even cheaper. Think China. Not to mention large scale/long range enterprise is iffy without a reliable foreign exchange market and communication channels. Also product dependency and economic domination don't really occur for luxury goods, usually only commodities or key economic industries like transportation or agriculture. Financial markets are a different but related beast.You'd make a fair bit o' dough in the meantime though. Economically dominating the Village hidden in the stone through agricultural products, fabulous textiles, and Norihime flight machines would be awesome though.
>>48267981yeah but what would be china?the setting pretty low tech because magic is better at fighting and fighting is so dangerous it overshadows the rest.mundane land still needs to implement manufactories and shinobi lands probably only care about having a bigger magic dick to flail around
>>48267981That's why we start small. Like better clothes, toys, and whatnot. Then move up to the big things like food and tech.And use the ol' practice of our products "failing" after a while.Though you're the econ man, so your word is better and you make a good point.
You continue to grumble and whine. It… really isn’t coherent, or flattering.“....you could at least trade off with one of us, sensei.” you finish.“I could. Tell you what, tomorrow night, you three can trade off, ok? Is that a fine compromise?” he says- though he isn’t looking at you, you can tell he’s smiling.“Fine. I better not catch you complaining! I offered to let you sleep.” you chide.Itachi laughs, and to your surprise, Lemeza does too. You spin on your heel and head back to your cot.Idiots.You lie down on the cot- and are promptly greeted by Nori’s snoring. How does she sleep like that, even in a place and situation like this? That girl is something else.Staring at the ceiling of the tent, you let your mind wander. This life- the life of the shinobi- it was what you always wanted. It was what mother did; and in a way, this is how you choose to honor her. But… this constant living on a knife’s edge… it has to take it’s toll on people. You desperately want people like your sensei and Hinata and Nori and Danzo to be happy. These shinobi- they’re giving their lives for everyone. How can these people be happy, knowing that they walk to nearly certain death? Nori hates chasing cats, but at least cats won’t kill you in your sleep.It’s coward’s talk, and you know it. You won’t entertain it much longer, but…. It would be nice if, in another world, none of this was necessary. Maybe then mother would still be with you and father.That thought carries you deep into sleep, a skiff carrying you down a lazy stream of consciousness.You don’t dream anything coherent; just small, segmented scenes. Father and Danzo, posing for a photograph. Maru serving you breakfast in the morning. You, Hinata and Nori, relaxing in the spring. Itachi in some sort of formal outfit- you really don’t have a name for it. You dream of the sky- the vast, unconquerable sky. The wind flowing past as your soar amongst the clouds…..
>>48268108chillest song from Based Hirasawa
>>48268108Best song from the entire show
>>48268090>“....you could at least trade off with one of us, sensei.” you finish.Tsuki's brety 9t there. I can imagine the puffed up cheeks and crossed arms from here.
>>48268183whole crush thing is fucking adorable
>>48268108Good fucking music right there.>>48268183>>48268211It's adorable.Tsundere!Tsuki is adorable.
To your surprise, you wake up before either Nori or Hinata. Thankfully, either because she rolled over or suffocated herself, Nori’s dreadful snoring has ceased for now. You take the moment to change, staying sufficiently behind the screen. Afterwards, you head outside. Itachi is standing guard, alert as ever. He quirks an eyebrow at you, but you just explain you just wish to walk around for a bit. He makes you promise not to go near the enemy camps, and you do.You feel like watching the sunrise over the desert, so you climb over the far dune. As you do so, you notice a lone figure in the distance, sitting like you planned on doing, to watch the sun rise over the sand.Do you…1. Approach, with friendly intent.2. Approach cautiously.3. No not approach at all.>Write-in
>>48268262>2. Approach cautiously.
>>48268233wait 'till we get summons and they begin to endoctinate us with their elitist teaching about how they are the best contract.then we can step it up to kamidere
>>48268262>1. Approach, with friendly intent.>Write-inDon't be too friendly. Also be a bit cautious.
>>48268262>1. Approach, with friendly intent.traveling to far away placesmeeting new and interesting peopleand then befriending them
>>48268262>2. Approach cautiously.If they turn around grab a handful of sand and let it slide out of our hand.
>>48268262>2. Approach cautiously.>>48268272>kamiderewtf is this, I'm weeb and I don't even
>>48268262>1. Approach, with friendly intent.
>>48268295>wtf is this, I'm weeb and I don't evenIt's a God-complex, basically.
>>48268345I mean, I figured, going by the name. just never seen the term before and wondering where it came from.
When is Tsuki going to go through her Chuuni phase
>>48268022>yeah but what would be china?Probably Amegakure, I dunno the setting well enough. I was referring to trade policy not really economic structure.>the setting pretty low tech>pretty low techthey have advanced medical equipment, electricity, and missiles anon....>>48268026you got the idea bruh>>48268108based wargle always picking the best music
>>48268367is it chuuni if you really do have magical bloodline powers? besides, anon, she's going through it for her entire life
>>48268397Well yeah, but do they have hydroponics?
Caution rules the day.Writing.
>>48268440....looks like we found our next invention, boys and girls
>>48268464Maybe in the Shippuden timeskip. We are going to be busy.
>>48268464but why?why would Tsuki give thought to farming when her immediate concerns are unrelated?
>>48268496Not now, you dummy. It's not like we have the tools for it now.
>>48268496inventors don't need a reason, they do it for the thrill of scientific progress and $$ bills
>>48268541>>48268534>>48268496for glorious Norihime-brand tobacco products of course
New ROOT Foundation will become the Black OPs of Norihime Corp. We shall become the "Umbrella" of this world
>>48268090>You dream of the sky- the vast, unconquerable sky. The wind flowing past as your soar amongst the clouds…..Bird summon confirmed
Its been over 3 hours and not a single Dedbisu post
>>48268637Hell no.Umbrella was really fucking stupid anon. Like I have no idea how they got to that kind of power with how their decision making works.
>>48268637Testing of chemical additives in Norihime cigarettes caused frenzied nicotine addiction in human test trials, with subjects attacking everything that moved while blaring >OHOHOHOHO>Konoha uses it as a chemical weapon>>48268683sounds like a problem that needs fixing to me
You start your approach, slowly at first. It doesn’t look like anyone close to Kisame’s description, so aren’t really worried. No black cloak, either. It’s a young girl, maybe just a few years older than you. She seems intently focused on the sunrise, but as you slowly approach, she notices you.After a moment, she smiles, and beckons you over.“Beautiful, isn’t it?” she says, looking out towards the horizon.“It most certainly is. I wonder if the people here ever get used to it?” you muse.“Probably, to some extent. But one can hope that even when it becomes commonplace, appreciation for such a beautiful thing does not wane.” she says, her voice barely above a whisper.She turns to you, and you back at her.Dark hair and eyes, faint smile lines around her mouth. “You’re a bit young to be in such a place by your own will. Genin, right?” she observes.You are a bit alarmed, but answer regardless. “Yes, I am. That must mean you’re the shinobi from Iwagakure?” you question.“Kurotsuchi is my name. Although I’m not too much older than yourself, they decided to make me a jonin of my village. Our villages may not be on good terms, but I’ll tell you now- I’m not your enemy. I’m simply here to protect my employer. I’m not in the business of hurting young girls, at any rate.” she says, standing up.“I will warn you, though. Those two men with the people from the Wind? They’re dangerous. Avoid them as much as you can, if you want to make it out of this alive.” she warns.You….1. Tell her your name.2. Ask her about something. (What?)3. Let her leave(Also, the next response will be a bit delayed, I need to re-energize myself before the next bit. Do try not to murder one another whilst I’m gone?)
>>48268637How will convoluted shitty puzzles help protect Konoha?
>>48268749>1. Tell her your name.>2. Ask her about somethingAsk her why she's the only person that Iwagakure sent here.>Do try not to murder one another whilst I’m gone?)Fuck you.
>>48268749>1. Tell her your name.>2. Ask her about something. (What?)Sand Shinobi go on about some kind of curse with you too? Are they advertising for some kind of tourist trap?
>>48268749>2. Ask her about something. (What?)What she knows about the other Akatsuki agent with Sharkboy.
>>48268749>2. We know. Although we only have information on one of them. Don't suppose you'd be willing to share what you know about the other one?
>>48268749>1. Tell her your name.>2. Ask her about something. (What?)ask her about kisame's partner, maybe trade the info for what we know about kisame already
>>482687492. Ask her about something. (What?)>Two men what do they look like?
>>48268749>1. Tell her your name.Also,>2. Ask her about something. (What?)She said "two men". We know Kisame is one of them, but ask if she can tell us anything about the other.And be sure to thank her, for her courtesy if nothing else.
>>48268749oh my god she's adorable. Can we take her home? Or get plushies made in her likeness?
>>48268865she's less squishy in official picturesbut yeswhat tsuki wants, tsuki gets
>>48268749>1. Tell her your name.>2. Ask her about something. (What?)Not really asking much as telling her about Sharknado a bit.
>>48268865>Sell the Stone Kuro plushiesGenius
>>48268914I can't help it man, she's cute as shit.Hell we could technically make a whole line of adorable plushie ninjas.
>>48268929of course itachi-sensei is too precious to sellpreciousssss
>>48268935H-he's not cute at all! He wouldn't make a good plushy anyway!J-just one.. a test model to make sure.and keep at home.
>>48268929>>48268935>>48268949Just make a life-size Itachi plushie for Tsuki to snuggle with.
>>48268949he's not plush toy materialItachi dakimakura
>>48268960>>48268949When you press its tummy it summons crows that come out of its mouth
>>48268969>>48268972>Itachi finds it, because he's actually a ninja>"..... I'm not explaining this to you. And you won't say a word, or I'll make more, sensei.">>48268987That's actually horrifying.
>>48268749>2. Ask her about something. (What?)You mean those guys in the Black cloaks? kinda corny aint it..what do they look like I heard one of them is blue?>1. Tell her your name.Only our first name and say it's nice too meet her. We ar enot her enemy either, just a few ninja trying to make their villages proud.
>>48268972where do we acquire the images for the daki then? clones with cameras following him about?
>>48268987>>48268998A cute plushie crow
>>48268749>>48269000>Checked.But also supporting, basic and only reveal we know it's Kisame if we need to. We playing the lovable young genin remember.
>>48269012He has to wash himself some time on missions
>>48269012a proper lady has some ability to draw and paintbut for real, basic sketching is handy for all sorts of things, even if you ignore that Tsuki probably draws up blueprints regularly
>>48269041huh... that opens a door for something cute, Tsuki can draw pictures of the squad and hand them out to everyone on the anniversary of its formation
>>48269012an elaborate plan involving a shell company that needs evocative pictures of ninjas and pay handsomely for a mission to hire Itachi as a modelNorihime Emihiron Modeling Agency
>>48269041>Tfw you try to be cultured and artistic when painting, but everything turns out looking like a bank note or a mechanical schematic
>>48269033>Playing We always the lovable and young genin.
I like to imagine Tsuki has a passion for creation, the drive, the zeal to create art in whatever form it takes, a mighty explosion burning an image in the minds of witnesses for the rest of their lives, a vivid moment. Or be it a thing to last the ages, a testament to your passion lasting long after you yourself are gone.I really want us to meet Sasori and Deidera so we can fawn over their art stuff, scampering all over Sasori admiring carving, hinges and the like. Being dazzled by Deidera's explosions. The art pair finally have a kindred spirit.The we can meet Kakuzu and take about hard money bitches.
>>48269127all of those have a 99% chance of leading to bad ending.Cute though
>>48269127>mfw they defect to us and form AkatTsuki
>>48269067Fund itwhy stop at Itachi? Let's get kakashi and recruit foreign talent haku for dakimura casting as well
Nameswap! Also, infoswap.Writing.(I love you all. You're all insane.)
>>48269313Feed the cat dog food level insane
>>48269313is it insanity to dream of itachi's abs
>>48269127Have our dad hire them to be our friends for a week, There so desperate for money they might do it
>>48269420Surely we should ask Danzo...god dad and Sasori may get along a little too well.
>>48269465I kindof wish we were from the Rain village so we could be the Akatscuki's team mascot
>>48269505Given our name and liking the things we do...do you think Pain/Nagato may belive it's some weird fate thing and try to bring us on side?
>>48269547We could do it and be deep agent Tsuki, it works perfectly for us. We get to help Konoha and have cute moments with the Akatsuki
>>48269559Then we can ACTUALLY BE GRIFFITH
>>48269559That sounds like it would fuck up bad at the slightest misstep
>>48269559And they will betray us when at any moment. Nice going.
>>48269559The stupidity has finally gone to far, Stop.
“Nice to meet you, Kurotsuchi. I’m Tsuki.” you say politely.“You mentioned those two men- our employer told us about of them- the blue one. Said his name was Kisame.” you say, altering the story a bit, as not to give off too much. “Have you seen the other one? His partner?”“Only in passing.” she says, shaking her head. “He wears a broad hat that covers his face- so I can’t tell you much. But… the big one, Kisame. He seems to… listen to the smaller one. It’s hard to describe- he seems to carry on his every word.”“He’s probably more dangerous than Kisame.” she finishes.“Thank you, Kurotsuchi.” you say earnestly.“No worries, kid. Like said, stay away from those two, and let me do my job, and we’ll all get out this in one piece, alright?” she reassures you.With the sun rising higher in the sky, you both head opposite directions, back to your respective camps. -----------------------You’re sweating again. You aren’t even outside. You decide you don’t like the desert- you or father should invent something to make this place tolerable. You’re almost positive your hair is acting up, too.Blech.Your team enjoys a quiet meal of Maru’s dried food before leaving with Lezema to the dig site. Not much is said- you think nerves is the cause for you three genin; Itachi might just enjoy the quiet.
I can top that!Norihime Clan Mountain Top Banana Orchard!
>>48269577>>48269595>>48269609>>48269618I wasn't be serious anons calm down, besides what do you think Itachi was doing in the Akatsuki?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2L4r0AelvgWith the sun climbing higher into the sky, you head over to the ruins entrance. It’s there that you see your “competition”.A small, round man, flanked by two nervous looking assistants. Kurotsuchi is standing beside the portly archeologist.A taller, dark skinned man with a well groomed beard. He is flanked by two figures. One is immediately recognizable as Kisame- he’s blue, and has strange, fish-like features. He looks decidedly uncomfortable in the desert heat. The other figure, dwarfed by Kisame, is wearing his Akatsuki robe, with a wide-brimmed hat. You cannot see his face.You imagine yourselves, standing by Lemeza, wearing your cloaks and the All-Terrain Shinobi Facemasks. Do you look particularly intimidating, compared to the Akatsuki members? You hope so.Lemeza lights a cigarette. It doesn’t do much to break the mood.The small man starts to speak- his voice is stuffy and slightly irritating. “So, we’ve all gathered with our assistants, I see.” he squeaks.“Indeed.” The dark man says.“Certainly looks that way, doesn’t it?” Lemeza responds, exhaling smoke.
>>48269764Alternate theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_zeiKrRTuk
The dark man looks over towards your party-“Dr. Kosugi.” he says in a deep, smooth voice.“Dr. Afzal.” Lemeza says, imitating his tone.“You know I find you deeply irritating, correct?” Afzal says, condescension dripping from his voice.“I count on it. Every day of my life.” Lemeza retorts.“You think your motley band can stand up to my men here? I assure you, they cannot.” Afzal says smugly.“Dr. Afzal! I refuse to believe you are bringing your personal grudges into this matter!” the portly archeologist squeaks up again.“Ah, forgive me, Dr. Tamaishi. I assure you, it won’t happen again.” Afzal responds.“Hmph! Well, I hope not! The International Archaeological community, and the Land of Stone at large will not stand for it, you know! Hmphhmph!” Tamaishi chortles.“Very well, Dr. Tamaishi. You have my leave to head into the site first. Unless, of course, Dr. Kosugi objects?” Afzal says, smugly grinning.“No, of course not. Be my guest, Dr. Tamaishi.” Lemeza grumbles through his cigarette.“Hmph! Well I’m certainly glad you can see sense, Lemeza! Your father would be happy to see you cooperating for the greater good of the archeological community, oh yes…” Tamaishi rambles.“Very well my boys, I am off! Please do not follow too quickly now! Hohoho!”
>>48269882>Hohoho!”the man has good taste in laughter
>>48269942Too many ho's not enough Oh's
>>48269956we can't all be perfect.
Tamaishi and his researchers, along with Kurotsuchi, descend a set of dusty stone steps, into a rather cavernous entryway. Before long, all you can hear are the echos of their footsteps.You kind of wish he hadn’t gone first- whomever he was, he seemed to be the voice of reason. The remaining two researchers continue to glower at one another, without exchanging barbs. Eventually, the mystery member of Akatsuki steps forward, whispering something into Afzal’s ear.“My compatriot says that it would not be wise to let you come in behind us, and I happen to agree. Please, be my guest.” He says, smiling.Lemeza spits.“By that same logic, we’d be stupid to let you come in behind us, Afzal. Especially since you’re employing those kind of men!” You see Kisame shift- you try not to let off any obvious sign of intimidation. Thankfully the masks cover your face…The two men continue to trade petty barbs- seems this is going nowhere fast.You believe you should…1. Go ahead into the ruins. You can put some distance between you and the Akatsuki members, or maybe catch up to Kurotsuchi.2. Insist they go on before you.>write-in
>>48270048>1. Go ahead into the ruins. You can put some distance between you and the Akatsuki members, or maybe catch up to Kurotsuchi.
>>48270048>>1. Go ahead into the ruins. You can put some distance between you and the Akatsuki members, or maybe catch up to Kurotsuchi.
>>48270048>1. Go ahead into the ruins. You can put some distance between you and the Akatsuki members, or maybe catch up to Kurotsuchi.We need to invent motion trackers. Add them to our Masks.
I want Tsuki's taijutsu moves to be influence by Karin from Street Fighterand maybe her outfit
>>48270077Needs fans and swords. Also as a SFV player, Karin is overcomplicated for essentially being a pressure rushdown character.
>>48270077Tsuki's her own person, No need to be influenced by anything.
>>48270134As a Karin player, I feel she really isn't that over complicated. Sure instant 1 frame Tenko is tough to get used to, but otherwise she is pretty straightforward. Ibuki though...
>>48270159Cammy does her whole schtick easier and arguably better. Also, being a Laura player is suffering.
>>48270134>>48270159well, Karin's a better choice for Tsuki than my main
Heading into the ruins. Writing.
>>48270185Tsuki gets a bodyguard for official events and it's basically Birdie?Or if/when she joins the Akatsuki and gets a partner.
>>48270077>>48270099Well she's got the laugh down.
>>48270208Many characters have an ojou laugh.
>>48270183Thing about Karin is that she can combo almost anything into her CA. And that thing does absurd amounts of damage.Also I think her normals are better than Cammy's if only slightly.
Can you guys not bring this into here? It's wasting a lot of posts.
>>48270048>2. Insist they go on before you.Now, now a fellow whom can afford a pair of S class criminals has nothing to fear from little fish like us surly? I'm sure you payed top dollar for these gentlemen and that they won't steer you wrong
>>48270224Cammy does similar damage with less buttons on almost every starting button she has. The lack of a meter-less dp hurts man
>>48270228>>48270185Here's hoping a Laura or Birdie can make into Top 8 at EVO this weekend.
>>48270228What a horrible fucking haircut.
>>48270246Eh maybe it's cause I'm more of a footies/fundamentals kinda guy that I resonate with Karin's style.
>>48270249Amen brother >>48270258You don't look at Laura for the haircut >>48270269Fair enough, that's how all mains work. You pick the one who suits you
>>48270246>>48270269You guys play SFV I've always wanted to ask, I main Cammy and I can't manage to pull off her aerial dive kick ever.Are the inputs listed incorrectly? Is it just a bitch to do on a controller? Or am I just retarded?
Guys, we're nearing the reply limit. Cool it with SF talk.
>>48270294I don't play Cammy so I couldn't say sorry.Just keep practicing.
Take it to /v/ guys, Not here.
>>48270048>1. Go ahead into the ruins.Wait for Itachi's say, but be ready to head in....Have Hinata Byakugan from inside her mask when we are inside to look behind us....find out whats under that hat.
>>48270308>>48270319apologies got excited there
>>48270308You seem to be under the impression tg is a fast board.
Imitating the mystery man, you walk up behind Lemeza, and whisper to him that it’s perfectly fine that we go before them. Agitating a fight here probably isn’t the best idea, either.“Very well, Afzal. We’ll go on ahead. I hope your pair of S-Class wet nurses keep you nice and safe up here.” Lemeza says, flicking his spent cigarette towards the man.Kisame starts laughing. It’s the first thing you’ve really seem him do, other than just stand by and look intimidating. It’s rather off-putting.Your group of five steps forward, and begins descending into the ruins. You keep an eye on the Akatsuki and Afzal, but they don’t seem to have moved.You to continue to walk down the passage, until you come to a large stone door- which has been pried open. While you’d like to stop and inspect it, you hear a chilling sound from back towards the entrance.Water.And a voice-“Hope you can swim, Konoha brats! Hahahahaha!” The guffawing laughter matches Kisame- although you really don’t have much time to think about it.The roaring of the water echoes down the chamber- you need to move, now!The five of you immediately take off running in the opposite direction, but where are you supposed to go?You continue to run, and eventually reach a large central hall. The path seems to split three ways here…1. Go to the left2. Go to the right3. Go up.4. Ask Lemeza
>>482705104. Ask Lemeza
>>48270510>3. Go up.
>>48270510>4. Ask Lemeza
>>48270510>1. Go to the left
>>48270510>5. Fuck this, evaporate ALL the water with a Stellar Dragon Bullet
>>48270510>3. Go up.Worst comes to worse we blast our way out
>>48270510Couldn't you just seal the entrance with some earth jutsu?
>>48270530>Giving a swordsman of the mist MIST to fight inClever anon, very clever
>>48270510>4. Ask LemezaHe should know the place better than us.>>48270530That's a terrible idea, Anon.
>>48270544He'll never see it coming.
>>48270558>Ha we tricked you Kisame we were only acting retarded
You would think the bodyguards of an archeologist would be concerned with the damage a torrent of water would do to the site.
>>48270605Sounds like you don't know Kisame very well.
>>48270626"I'm just getting the dust off of the relics! It's filthy down there!"
“Lemeza! Where do we go!?” you yell.“Ah, shit… Left! Go left! Going up here only goes to a dead end!” he says, pointing down the left path.Your team collectively makes haste down the left path, which after a bit begins to travel downward. You internally question this decision, but he knows the layout of this place, hopefully. The water is behind you, although it isn’t quite as loud. You continue to run, doing your best not to collide in the cramped space. Eventually the pathway takes a sharp right, before emptying out into a large chamber. The chamber itself decorated with lifelike images of large trees springing forth, growing tall to the ceiling, supporting it with it’s powerful branches. It would probably be beautiful, if you weren’t pressed for time….1. Collapse the tunnel behind you with some explosive tags.2. Search the chamber without doing so. >write-in
>>48270765>2. Search the chamber without doing so.
>>48270765>>write-inIf anyone has some earth techniques just create a bloody great mud wall/plug to stop the water flow, we can remove it later.Now we can chill a bit.
>>48270784Might as well it'll atleast buy us some time
>>48270765>>2. Search the chamber without doing so.
>>48270784None of the shinobi in your party are proficient in Earth Release, anon. Sorry.
>>48270806Search the chamber then
Not detonating the passageway. Writing.
>>48270848We haven't learned tree or water walking yet have we?
>>48270875That's basic shit. Your teachers suck.
You opt not to seal the passageway behind you- you have no idea if there is even a way out of this room! You start panning around the room, trying to find anything- a lever switch, anything to shut the door behind you- but you don’t see anything.Lemeza, however, is just staring at the ceiling on the far end of the room. It’s then that you see it- there’s a door up there! But how exact are you supposed to get up there?Nori’s voice pulls you back to reality. “Guys! Look! We can climb these murals! They’re etched just deep enough into the walls that there are hand and footholds!”Everyone begins to climb- even Lemeza, who’s surprisingly deft at climbing up these walls. As you do so, water begins to pour into the room. You’d think you’d be safe up here, but you have no idea just how water he intends to pour into that part of the ruins. Instead, you keep climbing toward that far wall. Thankfully, you have enough physical strength and dexterity to do this with little effort. After about 10 minutes, everyone is standing on the small platform near the ceiling. It’s a little tight- Lemeza and Itachi have to hunch over not to hit their heads- but everyone fits. Looking down, it looks like the water is slowing down; he was doing a Water Style technique, most likely, since there was not natural sources of water around. But even then, to create so much on his own….While you ponder this, Hinata and Nori push on the door nearby. It grinds loudly as its pushed, as if it hasn’t been used in millennia.On the other side- darkness.
aaaaaand we're gonna end there, because I gotta work in 6 hours! Sleep, and stuff.@WargleQM for bad jokesThis weekend's gonna be busy, but I'll keep everyone updated as it comes. POST THREADand stuff.>>48270875Your level of chakra control allows you to walk on chakra conducting surfaces, such as living wood. You do not now how to walk on water or non-living material.I didn't cover it, sue me
>>48271025Thanks for runningwho is your main in Street Fighter?
>>48271025Thanks for running, Wargle.
>>48271025Thanks for running, Wargle!
>>48271034I don't play many fightans because I suck at them, and never had any friends interested in playing them.I like Cammy, though.
>>48271078hahahahah nice joke
>>48271087Shut up Texan.
>>48271078You must be of Latino heritage.
>>48271078Do people actually play KOF? I thought it was like Soul Caliber, and was destined to forever be in the B-List of fightans
>>48271078tfw you like both and MKand Smash
>>48271111If you could call them "people"
>>48271111Yes? At least I do and several people I know do. Then again a lot of my friends don't like SF.
>>48271139I like Terry
>>48271139I'm coming from like, next to no knowledge here. I've never even watched EVO. I just assumed SF was the competitive scene if it wasnt Capcom vs Marvel shit
>>48271173its bigger in Mexico and South AmeriaSNK was cheaper or something down there15 looks promising
Hey guysSkip to 2:53 and listen to the crowd.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UEMN1U5lTI
>>48271185Just hope for no Ash Crimson.
>>48271217Oh lord, I remember when that happened live hahaha
>>48271222It has Geese Howard. everything will be fine
>>48271246I hope the EVO crowd will be as fun.
I have fond memories of the Clash of Ninja games
>>48271276That has me more excited than you know.