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 and the team arrived at the base camp for the ruins expedition, and discussed strategy. Major concerned were the shinobi aligned to other nations- and among them, one in particular- Kisame Hoshigaki. His partner’s identity remained a mystery.Deciding to switch gears, Tsuki met the other shinobi, aligned with the Land of Earth. Kurotsuchi was her name, and between the two of you, you exchanged some information, along with her warning you to stay out of her way. Finally, as the teams met before the entrance, you descended down into the ruins, before running to escape a rush of water unleashed by Kisame. Eventually able to avoid it, the team was stuck in a large room with a door on the ceiling- eventually climbing out to escape. They proceeded into the darkness….
“Feh, can’t see a thing.” Nori complains, peering into the pitch black hallway head. The water had stopped rising, but wasn’t receding, either. You could would it out, but why bother when you could move forward?“I believe this is my cue.” Lemeza says, producing a torch. “If one of you would be so kind?”Itachi expels a small jet of flame from his mouth, which lights the torch. “Now, stay close behind me- who knows what we’ll find in here. We haven’t explored past this room, yet.” the doctor explains, keeping the torch lifted above his head.Would you rather…1. Take point with Lemeza.2. Stay in the middle of the group.3. Watch the rear.
>>48346045>2. Stay in the middle of the group.
>>48346045>1. Take point with Lemeza.
>>48346045>2. Stay in the middle of the group.Yay your live.
Shinobi Quest!>"If you would be so kind">Frank Fontaine confirmed>take point with LemezaHinata in the middle and Nori + Itachi in the rear. Nori can basically act as a human siren and Itachi in the back because Akatsuki was in that direction.
>>48346144The audio to the GIF is way funnier.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJDkcI5wxHE
>>48346182that kid looks like he's about to pay his taxes
public reminder of best summon
>>48346353I agree, but we should consider the others, too.
>>48346372I'll consider Byakko as a secondary summon if possible.
>>48346372I like the idea of the rabbits as secondary summon contract
>>48346393I'd like Seiryu or Genbu.
>>48346353Rabbits and Tigers anonFur coat best outfit
>>48346428I can settle for rabbits and birds, Fur Coat and Bitchin' Boa
“I’ll take point with you, Lemeza.” you say stepping forward.“Very well.” Itachi says. “I’ll remain in the back. Hinata, stay behind Tsuki. Nori, stay back here with me.”You all nod, and proceed.The torch illuminates the long hallway in segments as you creep along. Lemeza traces the wall with his fingers as you walk, but otherwise doesn’t stop to look at the walls.You walk for a few minutes, before Lemeza stops. He holds the torch forward, and the shadows fall away, the light bleeding into the darkness. “Looks like it opens up into another room here; but it’s hard to say what exactly is in it….”You can’t see a thing beyond the lights edge and the sheer drop in front of you.You….1. Take the torch and investigate.2. Have someone else go explore.3. Try to illuminate the room with a fire style technique.
>>483466043. Try to illuminate the room with a fire style technique.
>>483466041.Make a shadow clone take the torch and investigate.
>>48346604>2. Have someone else go explore.Have Hinata use her crazy eyes
>>48346634yfw we accidentally use stellar chakra >>48346604>>48346652seconding
>>483466042. Make Hinata useful, but stick right with her
>>48346698I don't think you can accidentally do that.
>>48346698You have complete control over when and how you use stellar chakra.>>48346652>>48346701Just remember, just because she can see doesn't mean you can.
>>48346733if hinata sees anything we can fireball
>>48346604Have Hinata look, but be beside her ready to blast fire inside.
Sending in the ByakuganWriting.
>>48346733Yeah, but she just aims where we fuck shit up
>>48346934Or then just illuminate for everyone to see.
“Hinata, could you take a look around?” you ask, turning to face her. “I’ll back you up.”.She nods in agreement, although you both look to Itachi for approval. “Go ahead, you two. Be careful, and let us know if you find anything.” he says, keeping his eyes fixed solidly into the darkness behind him.“Byakugan!” Hinata says, activating her dojutsu. You can see her pan across the room before she addresses you.“This room seems to be a large pit, Tsuki-hime.” She says still scanning the room. “It’s hard to make out specific details, but it seems to feed downward into a conical shape… there are also some platforms around the outer walls of the room, along the walls.”“If we’re careful, we can walk along the outside. Here, follow me.” she says, offering her hand.You…1. Take her hand2. Do not
>>48347229>1. Take her hand
>>48347229>1. Take her handI thought we told you we weren't doing yuri Wargle, now you have us holding her hand in front of everyone including our crush
>>48347229>1. Take her handI've always missed this quest by a hair when it's on, not tonight though ohohohoho.
>>48347229>1. Take her handNo yuri please.
>>48347229>1. Take her handOh Hinata I thought you'd never ask
>>48347229>1. Take her handoh my! so forward Hinata? ohohoho
>>48347287Please sleepy, we all know I don't write Yuri.
>>48347311>we all know I don't write Yuri.
>>48347229>Take her handTime to tease Hinata
>>48347311Not everyone knew that Wargle!
Totally platonic hand holding.Writing~
So, from reading the archive and always missing these threads, this was unclear for me: are we thirsty for Itachi? Or just clingy because of what happened to Best Sensei?
>>48347500Little of both? It's hazy to me as well.
>>48347500Crush on senpai/sensei. Kiddy crush.
>>48347500>>48347518I think both.Girl's first crush, some platonic admiration for his skills, and also getting attached 'cause our last sensei fucking exploded.
>>48347500Thirsty? No. We are 12.Fun little crush? Yes.>Or just clingy because of what happened to Best Sensei?A little of that maybe but Itachi is charming in his own merits.
>>48347500We'll grow out of it soon enough, we need someone who will take our clan name and most of the heirs won't do that. Kankuro or Haku might be good choices since its either another kekei genkai for our clan or someone whose dad and brother are Kazekage and possibly magnet release
>>48347557Don't think Itachi is in line for succession of the Uchiha clan.
Reposting best bread from past two threads...We 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!
>>48347557There's Sasuke who doesn't seem so bad. Too bad (or actually probably good) Itachi probably still has Izumi in this universe.
>>48347557but who knows what sort of genetic pratfall will result from mixing bloodlines like that? it's a miracle elemental nation humans' biologies are so flexible, but there must be a reason we saw none of the results of when someone inevitably executed PLAN EUGENICS 101: MIX TWO COOL THINGS
>>48347574>First son of Clan head>>48347603He's still Sasuke though and they wouldn't let the sharingan slip into another clan just like the Hyuuga with the Byakugan
Tsuki is in fact quite a catch already, heiress to the Norihime Corp is a big deal. When the bloodline secret eventually gets out she is going to be attracting a lot of suitors.
>>48347629Stellar Release + Mangyeko Sharingan would likely release in an eye/Susano'o laser. All the more reason for the Uchiha camp!
>>48347629Maybe because none of the nations were on good enough terms to actively encourage their populations to intermingle and do the shinobi genetic shuffle...?
>>48347585I still think we should go for rabbit for the whole Chang'e thing.
>>48347631>Another clanIt's one family, our kids could be back in the incest pool within a generation. I'm pretty sure the Uchiha are better with adding in diversity than the Hyuuga are anyway.
>>48347768One summon per customer. Unless Wargle fudges that.
>>48347774we can incorporate the rabbit theme into the rest of our style and have Suzaku-brand summon contract
>>48347818I guess? I'm not really anti rabbit but I'd prefer any of the direction beasts honestly.
>>48347804>>48347715Chang'e would have been my vote if we actually used the bow and arrow. Rabbit and Phoenix are the two best options imo, but the way anons are developing tsuki in the quest makes the phoenix a more appropriate summon.
You take her hand. It’s not a big deal, you’re friends, after all.She leads you gently along the edge of the room, with you holding the torch. It’s very humbling- you don’t think you’ve ever felt this blind or helpless before. You peer down into the darkness- a bad idea. You grip Hinata’s hand harder as a reflex- and she stops.“Are you ok, Tsuki-hime? Am I going too fast?” she says, voice full of concern.“N-no, I’m fine. Let’s keep going.” you respond.You continue, eventually reaching one of the larger platforms. At Hinata’s direction, you see some unlit torches set along the wall- you take turns lighting each one. It isn’t much, but if there are more…You and Hinata continue to creep along the edge, lighting torches as you go along. Eventually, the room is dimly lit, at least enough you assume the others can see.Looking down, you can see a vast sandpit, collecting toward a deeper point that doesn’t seem readily visible. What was this room used for? The rest of the team seems more interested in investigating the room now that they can see. That pit, though….You…1.Don’t mess with it.2. Chuck something like a stone or a torch into the pit.3. Ask Lemeza about it.
>>48347703The majority of mutations are detrimental. It's amazing that the people in the Elemental Nations have these carefully pruned lines of inherited superpowers, and you want to fuck it up by crossbreeding. Have you ever had an apple grown from seed, rather than grafted? They're awful.>>48347712Well, even within nations, or before the founding of villages, someone has to have gotten the idea. "I know how to make sure my children are super powerful! I just gotta..." and then it can happen any number of different ways. Whether it's two friendly clans marrying into each other to secure an alliance, or rape-babby, there are lots of scenarios where children should inherit multiple bloodlines....though now that I think about it, Terumi Mei has two bloodlines. However that happened, she's the only one. You'd think it'd be more common than just one person in all the Elemental Nations.>>48347715It's sort of Kaguya's thing. Actually that'd be pretty funny. Grill from Leaf accidentally styles herself after ancient Rabbit Goddess. I wonder how Zetsu would react to that, if at all.
>>48347899Not those anons, but true.I do still like Dragon and Turtle as well as Rabbit and Phoenix.Tiger's not bad, but I like the others better.
>>48347910>3. Ask Lemeza about it.I feel like this should always be the default option in this place.
>>48347910>3. Ask Lemeza about it.
>>483479103. Ask Lemeza about it.
>>48347899I mean if you think it's cooler option that's fine, but I don't really like the power argument since Wargle will probably just scale the encounters based on how strong we/our party is anyways.
>>48347886I'm liking rabbit because the moon rabbit bitch of Japanese legend. Not to mention pic related.
>>48347966>Everybody freaking out when she appears>Tsuki fangirling out and asking for her autographIt would be cute anon
>>48347910>3. Ask Lemeza about it
>>48347966>>48347991Eh like I said, I'm not against bunnies in any real way. I just have a different preference, I also have literally no idea who that is.
>>48348011The final boss in Naruto who is a rabbit goddess
Asking the professional.Writing. Will probably default to this option in the future, if he's around.
>>48347958yeah, I'm with you on the power argument being more or less baseless. I didn't mean that if it's how you interpreted what I said. >3. Ask Lemeza about it.
>>48347991It would be adorable. Even though she'd probably be under Infinite Tsukuyomi.
>>48348022>Will probably default to this option in the future, ifYou should.>>48348011>I'm not against bunnies in any real way.Fair enough. I personally prefer Dragon & Turtle.>, I also have literally no idea who that is.Good.
>>48348022Wargle, what is the status of Izumi Uchiha?
>>48347910>3. Ask Lemeza about it.Yeaaaa I have a feeling we just shouldn't mess with this one.
So does anyone know what's supposed to be in these ruins anyway?
>>48348068Well the trees point to being made around the time of the First so most likely a psuedo hidden village of the sand that was either abandoned or destroyed
>>48348087When you say the First do you mean the Sage?
>>48348096No the First Hokage most likely because of wood jutsu
>>48348028Yeah I realized I misread you after I submitted, my argument is still the same but not really directed at you.
>>48348110It's probably from way back in Shinju times.
>>48348087So, when do we find the ancient murals showing that these ruins were once a temple built to worship the Phoenix Spirit of the Sun, eternally gliding across the skies above? buried shinobi treasure when? phoenix contract scroll buried in sand temple shrine when?
>>48348215>buried shinobi treasure when?>https://twitter.com/WargleQM/status/755149630833254400
>>48348215Obviously it's a rabbit shrine since it's burrowed.
But in the Latin alphabet, the Sage of Six Paths starts with an I
>Legends about sand worms.>Talking about ninja eugenics.I'm getting a lot of Dune vibes. And I like it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B6jgkcANRE
>>48348246Doesn't that mean it would be full of dessicated Zetsu because a Rabbit Shrine would insinuate somewhere that Kaguya was active?
>>48348253There's probably still some ancient tech, scrolls with lost/forgotten techniques, etc. that we can find and take.
>>48348271>WargleQM @WargleQM 6h6 hours ago>@zhellas Depends entirely on how deep you go.
>>48348273Well lets loot everything and act like we found nothing>What have you never seen my family's treasured ancient scrolls before? I carry them with me all the time
>>48348300>Of course I always keep ancient gold coins in my kunai purse, Nori, it's amazing you never noticed! Ohohohoho!
“So, doctor. What do you think?” you ask, turning to the smoking Lemeza. When did he light that?“Well, if I had to make an educated guess? Something probably lived in the pit, once. Maybe still. Hard to say.” he says peering over the edge. “Or maybe they just threw people people into the pit as a form of execution? No real clues.”Not much help. Though the thought of something living down there is a bit unsettling…“Maybe it’s the sandworm, eh princess?” Nori says, giving you a big grin.“Whatever it is, I doubt it would live long with no food down here.” you retort. “Regardless, we should keep moving. These tight platforms would make tough terrain in a fight, if they followed us.”“Good idea, Tsuki. We shouldn’t stay in one place too long, as far as we can avoid it. After you, Lemeza.” Itachi says.The group walks along the pathways to the far side of the room. A large door of wrought stone is here, again depicting a large tree.Again with the tree designs. “Lemeza, what’s with the trees? We’re in a desert, after all.” you say tracing the design with your finger.“This isn’t the first site I’ve been to with designs like this. They aren’t all the same, and are spread wide across our world, but this is consistent- a giant tree. It always seems to be a point of worship and reverence, although I couldn’t tell you what it means. My educated guess is that they all originate from a similar time period, although their presence here is definitely odd, taking the location into account. Was the Land of Wind always a desert, I wonder?” he rambles.“I suppose we’ll find out more, deeper inside. Let’s get this door open.” Itachi says, motioning for Lemeza to help him.
>>48348352>Giant treeFUCK I just got it lets see if we can find any fruit here
>>48348369I highly doubt there'd be any.
>>48348369There was literally only one Chakra Fruit on earth, and the one rabbit-girl better than Tsuki already got it.
>>48348396Its been almost a thousand years hasn't it?
>>48348420I think it's been more, or around that, but the Naruto timeline is weird.
>>48348438So in theory we could stumble upon one somewhere
>>48348471No, because they don't grow unless there's a Shinju. And the Shinju's chakra was dispersed amongst living things, its life force split into the Tailed Beasts, and its husk sealed in the moon (but now it's on earth, but it's still just a shell).
>>48348471Way too OP for this kind of quest
>>48348300>>48348328how did the RICH girl become the klepto
>>48348513Because everyone wants secret forgot jutsu doesn't matter how rich you are
>>48348513Rich women steal shit all the time.
>>48348513It's not stealing if it's archaeology. t.Royal Historical Society
>>48348513I think it started when we went full murder hobo during the mission with the samurai, looting their chakra armor and one of the kunai launchers, that said golds kinda useless for Tsuki, she'd probably loot the traps rather than the treasure the traps protect.
>>48348541yeah, can confirm
>>48348545>she'd probably loot the traps rather than the treasure the traps protect.I can see that.
>>48348545Tsuki is a scientist, archaeology is a science, let's take sensei's eyes and read the stone, then revive Kaguya, for science.
>>48348564Did she steal your heart, EconAnon?
>>48348575>not wanting to learn the bodyswap jutsu, steal Sasuke's body, and trade eyes with Senseiit's so romantic, and the eyes'd be such a great gift, he'd never expect it
>>48348579No, that was different lady, Anon. One who was taken before I could even have a chance </3Generally speaking, after a few years I've found wealthier women to be either the most sheltered and naive or unsympathetic and entitled people. Pick one, the latter combo has a tendency towards stealing.
The two men push, and the door grinds slowly open. Dust is kicked up as it opens, causing you to squint and cover your mouth. There’s a distinct temperature difference between the two rooms- this new area is significantly cooler. It’s also lit, which is somewhat surprising. Pale blue light seems to be streaming in from somewhere above, although you cannot locate the source.Itachi turns to Lemeza. “Has anyone else gone into these ruins? I can’t imagine the others would be ahead of us.” He sounds concerned.“No, I don’t think so. But I also wasn’t here for the two days it took to gather you- I couldn’t really tell you how far they went in my absence.” the doctor says, peering inside the door.The party takes a moment to think, but eventually proceeds.This room is oddly shaped, seemingly coming together from another room on the opposite side of your entrance. More tree designs line the walls, culminating in a large central chamber. A door, hidden amongst the the “roots” of a large tree carving lies open, the cold breeze emanating from it. Your eyes are drawn to the altar in front of it, however. One of Tamaishi’s researchers is laying atop it, in a pool of blood. You investigate the situation…1. With haste2. With caution3. Allow Itachi to investigate in your stead
>>48348690>2. With caution
>>48348690>3. Allow Itachi to investigate in your steadhis eyes are better
>>48348690>3. Allow Itachi to investigate in your stead
>>48348690>3. Allow Itachi to investigate in your steadthis is literally what Itachi and Hinata are pretty much made for
>>483486902. With cautionTime for crazy visions
>>48348690>3. Allow Itachi to investigate in your steadIf that little Akatsuki guy is Tobi, hoo boy...Should we name drop Orochimaru and the Land of Rice Paddies around the Akatsuki? Maybe get some points with them?
>>48348791I'm wondering if Orochimaru even left Akatsuki in Wargleverse actually
>>48348838If he's invading the Land of Rice Paddies with Failed Curse Mark Experiments, I'd venture yes.
Approach with caution.Writing.
>>48348863Or he's got that going on as a side thing.
>>48348932I can't see Pain sanctioning that unless a client is requesting it.
>>48348968Or he doesn't tell them about it.
You have no idea how long he’s been here- it’s not smart to rush into things.You cautiously approach, with the rest of the group following. The blood on the altar is dry- the wound on his back, a strange three-pronged wound, seems old as well. Without touching the body, you take a look around the area in closer detail. A trail of dried blood runs from the opposite side of the altar to the open door. A mechanism to open it, maybe?As you turn around, Lemeza and Itachi are looking at the corpse. They look at each other, nod, and Itachi flips the man over. His chest….. is covered in blooming flowers.Uh, what?Lemeza is a bit taken aback by this- while Itachi seems to focus even more on them. Pale violet flowers… almost white. Did they spring forth from the wound on his back and burst through his chest? How horrible….The man himself looks… drained, somehow. His skin is dry, his face hollow. Lemeza lights another cigarette. “This man… wasn’t part of the expedition teams we came down here with. He’s part of Tamaishi’s team, though; he must have come down here while I was gone. Does Tamaishi know? Afzal? And this wound…. There are too many questions, and not enough answers.” he says, cigarette hanging out of his mouth.“I’ve never seen these flowers before.” Itachi says, still observing the pale blooms. Hinata and Nori peer over his shoulder, but don’t seem to have anything to add.“Neither have I.” Lemeza says. “Must be a particularly nasty plant, to nourish itself on human blood. I’m no botanist, though.”Wait, don’t Ino’s parents run a flower shop? They might be able to identify it…1. Suggest harvesting the flowers2. Don’t. Who knows how dangerous they are.
>>48349172>1. Suggest harvesting the flowersOr, if somehow possible, just sketching them.
>>48349172>1. Suggest harvesting the flowersKeep it isolated.
>>48349198This, suggest Itachi sketch them, the sharingan can copy stuff like this perfectly after all.
>>48349172>1. Suggest harvesting the flowersseal 'em
>>48349172>1. Suggest harvesting the flowerscaution caution
>>48349172>2. Don’t. Who knows how dangerous they are.If it feeds on human blood, holy shit that's something that never leaves this room. Like, ever.
>>48349172>1Harvest it and seal it.
>>48349172>2. Don’t. Who knows how dangerous they are.
>>483491721. Suggest harvesting the flowersIf we have a way to safely contain, it might have useful property's.
>>48349172>1. Suggest harvesting the flowers
>1 Harvest the evil flower Also try to get one to bring to danzo.... Keep it isolated and sealed we need controlled conditions
“We should take a sample. The Yamanaka family should be able to recognize it, at least.” you say, digging through your bag.You pull out a kunai, and look towards Itachi for approval.However, it’s Lemeza that speaks.“Careful there, Tsuki. Here, take this.” he says, handing you a cylindrical container. With Itachi watching on, you cut the stem of one of the flowers, gingerly placing in the container. It should be safe in there, but….Are you trying to bring it back alive? It will probably die without a source of nourishment…1. You might need some blood…2. If it dies, it dies. It isn’t that important.
>>48349541>2. If it dies, it dies. It isn’t that important.
>>48349541>1. You might need some blood…Scoop it up with the container from the guy and if not cut our hand
>>48349541>it may need some blood.Not now but later gently prick ourselvessomewhere hidden to grow it...
>>48349541>1. You might need some blood…
>>48349541Feed the plant Seymour
>>48349541>Get some blood from Nori.
>>48349541Can we wait til we are out of this place first? It should survive until then.
Purple Flower needs food badly!Writing.
>>48349630No!Go eat a dentist.
>>483495412. If it dies, it dies. It isn’t that important.Fuck you psychic plant.Also last thread their was mention about the Great Emu War. Apparently Emu's are bullet proof. http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/inventions/australia-launched-an-offensive-against-emus-in-the-1930s/news-story/f93ac1be047c30ce743ebe10107bf1a7
>>48349541>1. You might need some blood…Just prick your finger.
>>48349733>pricking the finger gets the flowers to growA summon?
If we are able to harness it right we could begin to develop poisons or Potions from it. Lets give Ino some character growth in this AU!
>>48349732Triggering my memory of the ninja ostrich episode.
You decide that you’d prefer to keep it alive. Unfortunately the cost seems rather dried out… You’ll need to find it some blood eventually. You’ll just need to check on it to see how it’s going.With that done, you stow away your newest acquisition. It has a great many possibilities- just imagine if you could grow them in captivity? But these thoughts will need to wait until you’re safely out of this place.The team reassembles near the door, falling back into the original formation. With Lemeza next to you, you continue down this new passageway.Before too long, you spill into another room. It isn’t lit, but the torch reflects off of metal- to the point of being almost blinding. Lemeza’s cigarette drops out of his mouth.You’re standing on a large stone bridge, going from the doorway to the far side of the room. On the far side of the room, a giant tree sculpture rises to the ceiling. It’s what’s beneath the bridge that’s so shocking, however. It’s entirely filled with what looks to be treasure! Gold, Silver, Jewels…It’s just out of reach! All this wealth…1. Loot!2. Contain yourself
>>48349832>2. Contain yourself
>>48349832>2. Contain yourselfFucking psychic flower.
>>48349832>2. Contain yourselfIm more interested in looting the trap mechanisms
>>48349832>2. Contain yourselfCheck for traps.
>>48349832>1. Loot!Only if there are any scrolls or books
>>48349832>2. Contain yourselfBut bite our lip and shift between looking at the treasure and sensei
>>48349832>Look for traps and loot those.
Containing loot tendencies.Writing.
>>48349832I support looking around for books or scrolls, but otherwise hands off. And make sure Nori and Lemeza do the same until we search for traps. We're the tacti-cool ninja.
Reminder that Minato still owes us a training session.
>>48349977When we do it we should either learner a higher level jutsu like exploding clones, or spend it learning sealing, either the basics or we can study it before hand and then learn some higher level stuff
>>48349832>2. Contain yourselfNo way in hell is it really going to be this simple.
>>48349977Should we put that old Norihime charm on the Hokage? Speaking of the Hokage, is the Third still alive?
You shake it off. There has to be a reason all this is here, right? You turn to see Nori hanging off the edge of the bridge, trying to grab at the loot.“Hey! Nori, cut it out!” you run over to her, and pull her back up onto the bridge- she is clearly displeased by this.“Princess! Just because you have all the money in the world doesn’t mean you get keep it from others, ya know? Now let me go!” She grumbles, trying to shake you off.“Enough, you two.” Itachi says, pulling the two of you apart.His sharingan are active, and that causes both of you to stop talking.“Something wants us to go down into that treasure. Can you feel it? Clawing at the back of your mind?” he says, his patterned eyes looking down at both of you.You stop and think- and isolate the feeling. This greed- it isn’t yours. While you wouldn’t pass this up regardless, you wouldn’t be this direct about it. And Nori….“S-sorry, sensei. Something seems to be affecting my mind…” She mumbles.“Break out of it, Nori. Just like any other Genjutsu.” Itachi responds.You concentrate- and shatter the influencing genjutsu! (No roll required due to score)Nori seems to have trouble- you remember her having problems with Ebisu’s bell genjutsu as well.“Here, Nori. Look into my eyes.” Itachi says, prompting her to look up.She makes eye contact with him, and in an instant, whatever was influencing her seems to vanish.“Remind me that we need to work on your Genjutsu resistance when we get home, Nori.” Itachi says, rising from the two of you.Hinata seems fine, though Lemeza seems to have left the room.
“Sorry guys, I’ve run into things like this before. This whole room has to be a trap- to lure people to their deaths. Look.” he says, pointing from the door to the treasure on the floor…It’s then that you see them- human skeletons, cradling different pieces of treasure. Quite the effective defense…“Here, Lemeza. I can help you break it with my Sharingan.” Itachi says, walking over to the Archaeologist. After a moment, he’s ready to continue. You force yourself to look straight ahead, to avoid falling under the spell of the treasure again- even though you know that isn’t really how it works. Best not to risk it.Once on the other side, the five of you take a look at the large sculpted tree. It’s quite large, filling the room up to the ceiling. It’s very detailed as well, being incredibly lifelike. There also seem to be spiral patterns worked into it as well. Just what are these trees all about?“I’d wager this tree is part of our ticket to the next area.” Lemeza says, looking at it.Everyone turns to look at him as he studies the tree.“A trap like that has to defend something, and I doubt this sculpture is what the purpose of this place is. It also looks like a dead end, which doesn’t make any sense.” the doctor says, smoking a new cigarette.
>>48350233>spiral patterns worked into itWell Nori I hope you learned the Rasengan we probably just need to put chakra into it
>>48350301No thank you please
>>48350301Now that's what I call spooky
>Tsuki's Tsukis aren't big enough to be Tomb Raider
>>48350437Give it time anon when Shippuden comes around we'll be all set
The four of you take a seat and relax while Lemeza inspects it further.30 minutes and 4 cigarettes later, he takes off his hat and sits down.“Well, I’m officially out of ideas. It requires power of some kind, but I don’t see any way to power it, or any additional mechanisms…..”You look the tree up and down…-[Norihime Genius]-These people were ancient, and didn’t have super complex machinery, right? But you know one thing they must have been able to utilize….”Chakra.“Everyone, channel your chakra into the tree!” you shout, standing and placing your hands on the sculpture.Nori, Hinata and Itachi do so, and on your mark, begin to channel chakra into the tree.You feel your reserves drain, slowly… it must be working!A swirling blue light begins to fill the tree, from the base at first, working it’s way all the way to the top through the spiral patterns.When it reaches the top, it spreads out amongst the branches and into the leaves…. And the stones buds bloom. Stone flowers blooming…. Now you’ve seen it all.With a dull thud, the wall opposite the the tree opens, leaving another path forward.“Chakra, huh? I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. If the legends are to be believed, we owe our entire existence to those early practitioners of chakra. These ruins may just date back to those times….” Lemeza ponders.Onwards, then. Might as well get to the heart of this place...
What are some techniques your hoping Tsuki learns anons?Exploding clonesShadow Shuriken
>>48350704Water walking :^)
The five of you enter the door, and enter a large vertical column. There seems to be stairs ringing the column going up and down.What direction will you go?1. Up.2. Down.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>48350725Flipping a coin for my vote.
>>48350725>2. Down.there was mention of what we find depending on how DEEP we go
>>48350725>1. Up.Send a shadow clone in the opposite direction
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>48350725
>>48350725>2. Down.HAHAHA, TIME FOR BALROGS
>>48350725>1. Up.>>48350749Seconding the Shadowclone
>>48350725I'm >>48350746adding >>48350749 the idea of a shadow clone to my vote.
The Shinobi dug too deep and too greedily
>>48350772Ohhh, not that kind
>>48350800Are we about to find an ancient city of the dead? and we move one step closer to the eclipse
4 to 3 for down. Will send clone up.Writing.
>>48350898Itachi-sensei's pretty good at shadow clones, right? Why have Tsuki be the only one covering that duty, particularly when there's Akatsuki involvement?
>>48351062No real point, if you're just exploring. Would weaken him unnecessarily.Shadow clones aren't gonna do much fighting for normal people, anyway.
>>48351062practice, plus itachi's thing is those crow clones innit? we could send both though for maximum effect.
After a quick vote, you decide to head down. What could be up, anyway? There were no other exits, according to Lemeza.Just to be sure, you opt to make another shadow clone, and send it up the stairs. You begin heading down, and instruct your clone to pop if it finds anything interesting. You walk, and walk, and walk.It takes what seems like an age to reach the bottom, but as you approach, you’re greeted by a horrific sight. Surrounding the base of the tower are what look to be people- people turned to wood. These people, with small branches sprouting off off of them in wild directions, seem to be exulting the heavens, with arms outstretched and held high.“What…. Is this?” Hinata says, repulsed. “Are they… dead?” Nori says peering out a window into the ground below.“Come, girls. We need to keep moving. We’ll investigate once we reach the bottom.” Itachi says from the front of the group.
>>48351204weird, I'd figure you'd find fruit upwards on a tree, unless those are tap roots entering the bodies rather than stems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtVirHikldAOnce you reach the ground, you can see them up close- these were people. They had to be. The features were too distinct- too real.You turn to see Hinata activate her Byakugan. “These people have just the slightest trace of chakra signatures…. They’re long dead, but… it seems as if as they changed, they were drained of chakra and their life force…” she says, analyzing the “corpses” of these tree people.They died like this? You cannot help but think of the flower you harvested earlier. Was this something similar? You look up, and take in your surroundings. You’re in a large underground cavern, with the tower you just exited going back up towards the ceiling, meeting the cavern in several spots- most likely different entrances and exits to the ruins above. Looking across the ground level, the dead people are all arranged outwards from another set of doors. These doors are open, with a pale blue light radiating from inside. You call attention to this fact, with everyone gathering up at the base of the tower.“This certainly got a lot more interesting than I expected…” Lemeza says, somewhat dejectedly shaking an empty container of Norihime branded cigarettes.The rest of the party murmurs in agreement, and begins to walk towards the opening...
>>48351235and now I have a random idea; load seeds from this chakra eating plant into a modified kunai launcher, if it hits it starts eating and I bet even if the target tears the plant off them it'll still drain a good chunk of their chakra.thematically appropriate for our potential ROOT work.
>>48351262Veto that idea. I have seen to many mysterious things that 'no-seriously-guys-we-can-totally-control-and-use-as-a-weapon-and-it-totally-won't-backfire-on-us-at-all' and then it does just that.
>>48351314yeah kinda figured it was that tier of bioweapon, though I wonder if we could get some other applications out of it... hell maybe just have ino's family try and figure out how it drains chakra and see if we can find a use for that phenomena
>>48351247Nah he's probably typing up the last post now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew3--XVFioUYour group along wanders along this blue tinted hallway- your steps echoing along as you do so. The hallway seems to shift as you walk along, turning over time into a passageway that looks to be constructed entirely out roots. You know this all to be stonework by now, but the effect is striking, nonetheless. At the end of the hallway, a small door awaits, again adorned with the image of a giant tree. Lemeza opens it- after all you didn’t come this far just to turn back now!Inside is what seems to be a shrine- the far wall is intricately decorated with a great mural, depicting again a great tree, but it’s different than before. Along the base of the tree, people are bowed in worship. And a top it, a blossoming flower has opened to reveal… a woman?This seems to be far more detailed than anything you’ve encountered so far, and Lemeza wastes no time in going to inspect it. The room itself is somewhat bare beyond the mural, although there seems to be a small offering box in front of the shrine. The group spends some time investigating the room, but seemingly finding nothing else of interest. It’s at this point that your clone breaks and returns to you. Your first thought if of fire- black burning fire.A man in an Akatsuki jacket, with Kisame by his side is addressing you….“Tell Itachi that I am here. I’m sure we have much to discuss…”A glowing pair of red eyes meet your own, and it’s the last thing the clone sees.As you gasp and come back to reality, you can see something else happened in your momentary lapse of consciousness- Dr. Tamaishi stands in the doorway, alone.“Well now, it certainly does seem like you’ve discovered something, haven’t you? Hohoho…. "His face is twisted up in an unnatural grin...
>>48351262> Make a mechanical Barbed StranglerMecha Tyranids when?
And here we are, boys.We're gonna have some fun, next time. @WargleQM for Secret MissionsNext thread will probably be friday! Stay tuned.Post thread begins now!
>>48351445I wondered if Kisame's partner was going to be Shisui.>>48351467Thanks Wargle.
>>48351445And the voice of reason is actually a nutter. Oh good.>>48351472>Shisui.pls no
>>48351467Thanks for running, Wargle!How cute was Tsuki when she was younger? And how adorable was she when having a tantrum?
>>48351492Pretty cute. I don't think really had many tantrums, though. She really isn't the type. Especially not Umaru-chan level.
>>48351533>Especially not Umaru-chan level.Aww.That'd be adorable if she did. And hilarious.Would she have been more passive aggressive?
>>48351558Sort-of. She was more of those- pout continuously until daddy or Danzo gives in. She her sass and attitude developed more as she aged, instead of being present from early childhood.
>>48351492Shinobi Quest Baby Mystery Club does not interest me
>>48351581Are you saying if I rewrote the Rugrats with Naruto characters, you wouldn't read it? I personally think Yoru and Danzo as Stu and Drew would be pretty funny.
>>48351581I would like to see it as an omake thread, or a pastebin thing Wargle might make.>>48351597>I personally think Yoru and Danzo as Stu and Drew would be pretty funny.
>>48351597But whose our Phil and Lill, our Chucky, and even our Angelica?
>>48351622Nori is Angelica.At least, she is on a bad day.
>>48351622I didn't say it was a perfect comparison.Phil and Lil can be Lee and TenTen raised by GuyAngelica is NoriChucky is Hinata, obvs
>>48351597go watch HunterXHunter for chunin exam ideas
>>48351669Anon I finished HunterXHunter years ago. Most of the exam itself is set in stone and won't changing. This exam, anyway.