This is a quest thread based in the Naruto universe and centred on the Hidden Mist village. There will however, be some differences. First and foremost, the tailed-beasts don’t exist. Yagura is still the Kage for the Mist (although aged up) and the practice of potential genin fighting to the death for advancement still exists in our village. With the exception of the Kaguya clan, there haven’t been any outright massacres due to bloodline limits in the Mist. Some of the Mists missing-nin are still loyal ninja in this universe. And finally, I intend this to be a deadlier version of the world than the t.v. show. Enjoy!--------------------------------You are Genzo Ichiriou, genin candidate in the shinobi academy of the Village Hidden in the Mist and in one days’ time you will be taking part in the most harrowing and difficult exam of your life so far – the night of blood. In order to officially become a shinobi, you must fight and survive against your friends and classmates for a full night, only the strong survive, and only strong ninja can ensure the prosperity and security of the Village. Still… that’s a whole day away, for the time being you decide to…>Train, your life is literally on the line, you need to be prepared>Visit a friend; it’s possible that this will be your last chance to do so >Relax; you want to go into this as stress-free and energized as you can>Go over your academy evaluation thus far (stats check) [Roll 9d6 drop the lowest and halve each score]>See what information you can uncover about the final exam>Write in
>>1861499And I got the name and subject backwards, woops
>>1861499Go over your academy evaluation thus far.OrRelax; you want to go into this as stress-free and energized as you can.There is not a lot you can do in 1 day to preapere for exams
Rolled 4, 4, 2, 2, 4, 2, 1, 1, 4 = 24 (9d6)>>1861499>Go over your academy evaluation thus far (stats check) [Roll 9d6 drop the lowest and halve each score]
>>1861525Going to wait for some more votes but both is easily doable in the time frame
Rolled 1, 2, 4, 2, 5, 4, 5, 5, 1 = 29 (9d6)>>1861525hmm, it seem i forgot to put my roll in
>>1861499>Train, your life is literally on the line, you need to be prepared
>>1861528So you haven't mention nothing about it, but in which time period we will be doing on this quest?
>>1861535Thats a good question, this will be the same timeline as the original Naruto show but with major plot differences. We wont be following the anime or anything like that and the focus of course will be on our own village and the events surrounding it.
So a stats check looks like the obvious option. Here you have two choices: Provide one more roll and I'll take the best group of the three or take the mystery box option with stats I rolled up just before this game.>Roll once more, pick best group of three>Mystery box
>>1861539Oh cool the Land of Water sounds like a great place.>>1861539You mention us working for our on village and mention in not following around the anime. So we will be focusing more in the shit that happens in our country? Will we go to the chunnin exams? That is if we survive.
Rolled 2, 2, 2, 3, 5, 6, 5, 4, 5 = 34 (9d6)>>1861545>Roll once more, pick best group of three
>>1861548We will go to the chunin exams as a chance to gather intel and show off the strength of our country but there will also be major events unfolding in our country as time goes on. The options you pick will decide how much impact you have there (it will be obvious) and how things unfold. We'll also obviously be taking missions outside of the country as they come up. There will be some clashes with other nations, minor skirmishes etc and how they happen will be up to you guys
Rolled 6, 3, 2, 2, 4, 2, 1, 4, 1 = 25 (9d6)>>1861545>>Roll once more, pick best group of three
>>1861575>>1861545Good enough, I'll take the best three that have been rolled so far and write up your stats. We've still only got one vote each so far as to what to do with the rest of the day so I'll try to combine both unless I get more votes in that time
>>1861545Roll once more, pick best group of three
>>1861582>Go over your academy evaluation thus farGet ready for that death match.
>>1861587roll 9d6 anon.
>>1861598I already did.
You finish breakfast and pull out you academy evaluation out of your pocket again. You’ve already been over it multiple times since graduating yesterday but you can’t help reading it once more. You’ve spent years training to get to this point, you actually graduated the first time around and tomorrow you’ve got an even bigger test coming, the Night of Blood. You’re nervous and excited, you tell yourself that reading it is useful, you need to know where you excelled and where you were lacking before the big event. With that, you unfold the piece of paper and go over it. It’s a simple list of categories on a 1-6 scale of skill.Ninjutsu: 2.5Taijutsu: 2Genjutsu: 2.5Intelligence: 3Strength: 2.5Speed: 1.5Stamina: 1 Hand Seals: 1According to this you’re intelligent and have quite good skill in ninjutsu, genjutsu, and strength but your skill with hand seals and stamina are lacking. Considering what you’ve read you decide to spend the morning doing some training, you could very well die tomorrow and you don’t want it to be because you slacked off with your stamina or hand seals. You grab your fishing pole for later and head down to a quiet spot by the water and begin practicing your and heals. You start with forming them right, doing it slowly to ensure no mistakes. As the morning progresses you work on speed and add in tree walking to help with your chakra control. By midday you’ve worked up a serious sweat and you’re feeling pretty hungry so you break out the fishing pole and cast a line hoping for a bite. You spend the rest of the day fishing, not catching much until around mid-afternoon. Satisfied that it will make a decent dinner and feeling quite relaxed, you gather your things, sling the fish over a shoulder and head back into the central village.
>>1861605Arriving home you begin cooking, your mother will be home shortly so you make enough fish and rice for the both of you. Father is of course, still on border patrol and won’t be home for weeks. Just as you finish cooking your mother arrives home from work and greets you with a hug “Ah Genzo, you have a big day tomorrow you should be taking it easy dear” she says to you. You shrug and tell her you’ve spent most of the day relaxing, you feel ready and somewhat excited. She looks at you with concern “Don’t take tomorrow too lightly, if you don’t stay alert you may not make it through”.>See if you can get any intel about the test from your mother>Simply finish your dinner and head to your room
>>1861605hand seals* sorry about the typo
>>1861607>See if you can get any intel about the test from your mother
>>1861607>See if you can get a sword or something from your momSince we're Mist it would be fun to join the Seven Swordsmen.
>>1861607>>See if you can get a sword or something from your momwe gonna be able to do a revolution later on?
>>1861620It's possible to join the swordsmen but you have quite a long way to go before you're good enough for that.>>1861641 revolution Get out of my notes anon>>1861616>>1861620>>1861641Ok looks like we're generally asking mum some stuff, writing. (In the future if this quest picks up I'll likely leave more time for votes. For now I just want to keep the momentum going so that you guys can have fun)
As you finish eating you look up at your mother sheepishly for a moment, she notices you’ve got something to say and prompts you to just speak up “Genzo what is it?”. You take a moment and then quickly ask “Could… could you give a sword for tomorrow?” she laughs briefly, placing a hand on your shoulder “Genzo, you haven’t spent much time training with swords; I’m not sure what good it would do you. Besides, when they come for you, you won’t be able to hide a sword anywhere dear and they don’t let you take anything with you.” You look downcast and slightly embarrassed. It’s true, unlike your friend Gato you haven’t spent much time training with the sword, preferring to focus on the basics with kunai and shuriken and rounding out your skills before specializing. You clear your throat and speak up again, “Is there anything at all you can tell me about the test tomorrow?” She looks at you with concern, she was a veteran ninja but you’re still her child and of course, she wants to see you thrive and survive. “Genzo” she says, briefly pausing and weighing up what she has to pass on “When the time comes, do not hesitate to kill. In that place everyone you see is a potential enemy and this test is designed to strengthen you and challenge your resolve. If you fail to kill, you’ll be seen as a liability even if you survive. You do not want that. However, that does not mean there are no allies, I think your friend Gato would struggle to lift his blade against you." With that she pushes her plate forward and asks you to clear the dishes, making her way further into the house. You notice she's left something under a napkin, you don't know when or how she managed that with you seeing it but you decide to take a look. Underneath is a Kunai and a strip of bandage.>Strap the kunai to your body in order to hide it for the test>Ignore it and take the test as it is supposed to be taken
>>1861664without you seeing*man, I need to proofread more
>>1861664>>Strap the kunai to your body in order to hide it for the test
>>1861664>>Strap the kunai to your body in order to hide it for the testSince the side of our body is too obvious, it should go either in our groin area on the inner thigh, or near the armpit on our arm.Push come to shove though, it goes inside us and we have to vomit it back out.
>>1861664>>Strap the kunai to your body in order to hide it for the testThey want us to show we're mean lean killing machines."oh no, you brought a knife, you're disqualified"we should chance it. say, how bout being a missing nin to avoid the test?nah, familys confident enough in us surviving the test
You quickly grab the kunai and bandage, leaving the dishes on the bench and moving towards your room. Checking the windows and drawing the curtains you do your best to sense any chakra nearby that isn’t your own or your mothers. Coming up with nothing you decide to hide the kunai somewhere on your body. You know this is probably against the rules, and getting caught would be… bad, but this should give you an edge on everyone else and being a ninja requires cunning. Still, your heart is racing as you strip down and strap the kunai to your inner thigh before changing into your pyjamas for the night.Dressed like this and with no other ninja tools nearby you don’t think anyone will suspect you enough to search too thoroughly. You certainly hope not anyway. With that done you take a deep breath and finish your nightly routine before heading back to your room for sleep. This is the last night you have as an ordinary civilian, tomorrow you’ll either be dead or a shinobi of the Hidden Mist. With that thought weighing on your mind you reach forward to open your door. Just as your hand brushes the door, you hear the sound of a footstep moving quickly through the house. Your heart racing again you move to turn around but feel a sharp pain in your neck and the world goes dark.You awaken on the floor in a dark circular room with only one exit leading to a long hallway. Taking a moment to look around you see that it has a high ceiling with a vent in the centre, you also notice that the edges of this room don’t quite connect to the walls, leaving a gap between them. More importantly you notice a pack with your gear in it at the opposite end of the room to the exit sitting right on the edge.>Attempt to grab your gear>Jump up to the vent>Dash towards the exit, leaving your gear behind>Something is weird about those gaps, carefully approach to investigate
>>1861681Oh also roll me 1d20
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1861681>Dash towards the exit, leaving your gear behindGear is obviously a trap, just go to the fight
>>1861681>>Jump up to the ventwoof, looks like the parents are involved in the test somehow.Lets get our own place after a few missions
>>1861681>>Something is weird about those gaps, carefully approach to investigate
>>1861681>Dash towards the exit, leaving your gear behindGear is trap. >other:Check if we still have our kunai with us.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1861687>>1861693Shit, forgot roll
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1861691Well they are mist shinobi so...it isn't that surprising really.forgot to roll>>1861695
Dashing towards the exit winsAnd you've made some good rolls.
>>1861718So what you mean is we aren't dead. Yet.
Checking for the kunai you find it’s still there. You breathe a sigh of relief as you unstrap it; you’ve at least got a weapon to take into this fight. Taking a moment to think you decide that giving you all of your gear at the start would simply be too easy, it must be a trap. You could reach the vent if you jumped but it’s a tight space and getting caught in there by either another trap or an enemy would be disastrous. You opt to simply make your way down out the exit and down the hallway. Quickly dashing to the exit you feel the floor beneath your rock and tilt downward, ultimately plunging into a dark hole. It seems it was balancing entirely on a single spike, your gear being placed at the opposite end to trick you into falling down with it. Wondering how many people have already fallen and died before getting started you make your way into the hallway. You see that the walls are lined with varying shaped holes and gaps at different angles. Another trap. You tear off a scrap of your shirt and throw it in front of the first series of holes. Immediately shuriken are launched out at lightning speed. You don’t think you can outpace the projectiles but you realise you don’t need to. Looking down the hallway you see that the each group of holes only covers a certain angle in its section, using this knowledge you can probably leap over and duck under most of this gauntlet run. (update 1/2)
>>1861738You take a step back and launch yourself forward and over the first shuriken launchers, bounding off the wall you dive into a slide to evade a blade swinging down from the ceiling and then hop over a spike pit. Breathing hard and taking a moments rest in the middle of the hallway you hear gears turning and a grinding noise from behind. You turn and look back the way you came and see that the hallway has sealed itself off and a wall covered in explosive tags and steadily moving towards you. With no time to spare you pick up the pace, rushing forward, dodging and weaving and sliding. You find a rhythm, easily evading the obstacles and almost let your guard down until a handful of kunai are launched at you from the front. Quickly deflecting them (and internally thanking your mother for your own kunai), you dive towards the exit. Out of breath and just in time you’ve escaped the initial trial. You look up at your surroundings and it seems you’re outside. To your left is a small creek with running water. To your right a pathway that leads towards a craggy outcrop of rocks and valleys. You’re thirsty and you imagine others will be as well once they make it this far so the creek is a likely place to find others if you follow it long enough. On the other hand the path through the rocky valley looks like a great place to set up an ambush, although others may be thinking the same thing. >Follow the creek >Head into the valley
>>1861740>>Follow the creekDon't drink any water though
>>1861740>>Follow the creek
>>1861745>>1861758>>1861761Following the creek wins.
>>1861740>Follow the creek Not always people are only enemies.Also Op no chance we have managed to grab some extra kunai or shuriken right?
You decide to follow the creek downstream, carefully and quietly, moving from cover to cover. You and your childhood friend Gato spent a lot of time as kids “playing ninja”. He tended to go in loud, chasing you down with his wooden sword and making flashy attacks, you on the other hand made use of stealth and tracking, attempting to keep out of sight until the final moments before you would strike. You do the same now, searching out any other genin candidates, keeping your eyes open for traps and deceptions. You’re travelling down the creek for a while, beginning to think that perhaps you went the wrong way when up ahead you hear an explosion, multiple explosive tags igniting and the scream of a young man. Finding cover in a tree you quickly move closer to get a good vantage point and scope out the situation. On the ground you see a small, dark haired boy with glasses surrounded by chunks of rock and holding a wound on his arm. Evidently, he didn’t quite make it through the hallway in time… He is moving towards the creek, holding a kunai and muttering to himself how he “just wants it all to be over”. Is he really crying? You feel a bit of second-hand embarrassment for the kid, this is not how a shinobi of the Hidden Mist should be acting. >See if you can remember any information about his skills>Quickly launch an attack before he has time to recover>Leave him be, he is pathetic and you don’t feel it’s worth your time finishing him off>Call out to him, see if he needs help>Write in (I forgot to add this previously but write ins are always allowed)
>>1861745It's running water so i doubt it's poisoned but this is a land of magical merc ninjas so what do i know?
>>1861766At this point you've only got your one kunai. Unfortunately the previous area was too dangerous to gather things up. You'll have an opportunity for that soon though
>>1861768>kirigakure>trusting strangers.nah>Leave him be, he is pathetic and you don’t feel it’s worth your time finishing him off
>>1861768>Be nice to him and try to help him out. When he's calmed down kunai in the throat.
>>1861768>>See if you can remember any information about his skills
>>1861773>Alrighty, I'll take this option whilst we wait for further votes on how to proceedYou take a moment to think back to the academy and try to remember this genin in particular. You had some pretty strong candidates in your class but... you don't think he was one of them. You feel he would have stood out more if that was the case. Then it hits you, Choji... Choji Akimoto you think his name was. You remember in the final exams he struggled with even the most basic of ninjutsu. He knew all about them but had terrible chakra control and practically no stamina. He was reasonably fast and did almost as well as you on the written tests. Honestly, you're surprised he made it here at all. You believe if it weren't for his knowledge of genutsu and his excellent taijutsu form that he'd have flunked out
>>1861779Ah i knew it. Not trusting this guy. Nope.
>>1861779>Quickly launch an attack before he has time to recover>Bite yourself to see if you're in a genjutsu, thats one of his strengths
I'll give it another 5 mins and then call the vote.So far we have 1 for attacking right away, 1 for sneak attack (pretending to help him) and 1 for leaving him be
>>1861786>>Quickly launch an attack before he has time to recover>>Bite yourself to see if you're in a genjutsu, thats one of his strengthsWe could make good use of that kunai.
Alright launching a quick attack but first checking for genjutsu
Roll me a d20
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1861799
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1861799
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1861799
If we do well enough will we have the chance to get an apprenticeship instead of being stuck on a three man team?
You watch from your vantage point in the tree as Choji slowly walks towards the creek and falls to his knees to take a drink. You can see his face in the reflection of the water, kunai still in his hand, when you remember that for all his failings he was actually quite good a genjutsu. A brief moment of fear surges through you, as you quickly bite your thumb just in case. You wait for a moment and nothing changes. Letting out a breath you realise he hasn’t noticed you and you weren’t caught in a genjutsu. With that you focus back on your target. He may be a weakling but in this situation he is still your enemy and you’ve been sent here to kill. Waiting for the right moment you use the body flicker technique to appear behind him as he takes a drink of cold creek water and with all of your strength and speed you drive your kunai down into his neck. You feel the resistance of the blade piercing skin and bone at first, along with the squelch of blood squirting up and out of the wound. Your blood runs cold as you dash backwards before realising that it worked. You didn’t expect to land your first kill soo easily. You feel slightly sick as you watch his body twitch and then stop moving all together, blood leaking out of his neck whilst his body lays face down in the water. This is, ultimately, what it means to be a shinobi. You harden yourself against any feelings of remorse or sickness, those things are weakness in the shinobi world and this test is here specifically to make you face this reality and deal with it. You move forward and collect his kunai, keeping your eyes open for anyone attempting to pull the same attack on you. >Search his body, he may have hidden other tools>Continue down the creek in search of others>Head away from the creek into the trees>Use the body to set a trap
>>1861811Possibly, I've not considered options outside of the 3 man team but perhaps. Either way getting specialised training is absolutely something you can in the future
Can we bang haku or is he still an orphan since zabuza is still with the mist?perhaps we could find him ourselves on a mission
>>1861814>>Continue down the creek in search of othersGotta aim to be the top ranked genin.>>1861815I mean more like we do really well in this test and some highly skilled ninja takes us on instead of a team. I swear I remember this being a thing in Naruto.
>>1861816Haku is a part of the village as his clan was never massacred
>>1861814>>Search his body, he may have hidden other tools>>Continue down the creek in search of others
>>1861817I'll consider it anon, probably after chunin exams or perhaps shortly beforehand. Although you may want to stick with the 3man team when you meet your jonin instructor. We'll see
>>1861814>Use the body to set a trapif we search the body someone might notice something althought the slit throath can be a give away. Just leave as it's so we can kill the next person.Op do we know the water clone jutsu?
>>1861818Wait you are saying we can lock best mist girl route?
>>1861825Haha I was trying to be evasive to delay the wifu shit but Haku, along with Haku's ice-using clan does exist. Haku in this timeline is a recently graduated genin.>>1861823I'm going to say yes to the Water clone as basically your only C-Rank jutsu at this point. However, due to our stamina it is quite draining.
>>1861825I would assume we can get best girl (boy)
Ok searching the body and continuing on down the creekRoll me 2d20
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1861837Come on something good.
Rolled 20, 7 = 27 (2d20)>>1861837>>1861829I mean, we'll go with things as they come up.its just nice to think we might finally get a quest where we get haku.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1861837Try this
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1861837>>1861839Forgot the other die. While waiting what's going to be in Haku's pants this time?
Rolled 14, 17 = 31 (2d20)>>1861837Well let's see...>>1861840do i still need to roll?
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1861841shoot, here's the other one
Rolled 14, 19 = 33 (2d20)>>1861837rol->>1861840FUCK YEAH
>>1861840>>1861841>>1861845so, uh>>1861837double crit?
Ok well that's a 20 and and 20. Welp. You guys and your fucking rolls. This should be fun
>>1861847Better be senbons and not shurikens
>>1861849That's what I'm talking about!
>>1861843worst comes to worst, haku can transform his equipment down there
>>1861857It just wouldn't be the same.
You begin to search Chojis body not expecting to find much when you remove his shirt and see… you can’t believe it… the mad man has a sheet of explosive tags strapped to his chest and a length of wire wrapped around his stomach. You quickly search the rest of his body, excited at the prospect of more tools to get you through the night. You find a small scroll wedged in his armpit and five shuriken tapped to the back of his legs… You consider for a moment that if he didn’t weigh himself down with soo many ninja tools he likely would have made it through the first test somewhat easier and avoided injuries giving him a fighting chance… Oh well, his loss your gain. You break down the sheet of tags into individuals and place them into the pocket of your pants –you’re really looking forward to getting back into your uniform with all of its pouches– and stash the rest of the gear any place you can. All in all you’ve collected:1 Extra kunai5 Shuriken1 Length of wire1 Small scroll containing (?)9 Explosive tagsAn excellent haul you think as you get up and jump back into the trees moving further down the creek. You think it’s unlikely that you’ll find anyone in such a vulnerable position leaving the initial trial again but you move along to see what you can see regardless. After travelling for about an hour you see the tell tail signs of battle. Splintered branches, gashes in rock and earth, torn up grass and traces of blood leading into the forest. You decide to follow the trail, either you’ll find people mid-fight or you’ll find someone worn out and exhausted from battle. Either one works for you.
It doesn’t take long to hear the clang of kunai and shouts of battle as you sneak up on a fight in progress. A male and female ninja going at it as hard as they can, each looking for the killing blow. It’s an impressive fight to watch, but before you can decide on how to proceed it’s over. The girl appears to leap up into the air, distracting the boy who attempts to defend himself from a plunging strike. This is when you notice that the girl in the air is a simple clone – completely insubstantial. Unfortunately for the boy, he fails to realise this and his mistake ends with a slash across his throat. After her victory she kneels on the ground and spends a moment looking around for any enemies. She gives up quickly though, clearly tired from battle, breathing heavily and nursing her ribs and a black eye. It seems you’ve found yourself, yet again, in a position of power over a weakened enemy.>Take advantage of her weakened state and attack>Set up some explosive tags and attempt to lure her into them>Follow her for a while and see if she draws out any other opponents>Write in
>>1861867>>Take advantage of her weakened state and attackTake her down and plant explosive notes under the bodies leaving them as traps.
>>1861867>Follow her for a while and see if she draws out any other opponentslet the other predators smell the weaken prey then we strike.
>>1861872We can dp that with the body once she moves out. Besides i highly doubt that someone isn't comming to check the explosion.
>>1861867>Take advantage of her weakened state and attackWe're doing a good job of being a ninja so far. Toss a kunai into her back
>>1861867>>Take advantage of her weakened state and attackquick kunai to the vitals sounds good
Attacking wins1d20 please
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1861885Remember kids when trying to kill a enemy go for the thraoth if you don't manage it for a silent kill hold it's mouth with one hand and stab under the armpits.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1861885We're shaping up to be a good murderer
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1861885
>>1861889>>1861890>>1861891I was hoping to challenge you guys on this one but there you go critting again
>>1861890We definetly are.Hope the girl wasn't Haku. Afterall he's a gennin to.
>>1861895Guess we're getting that apprenticeship if this keeps up.
>>1861898I'll admit, you're making one particular jonin very eager to meet you.
>>1861899Zabuza? He was a Jounin level wasn't he?
>>1861902Zabuza is certainly an S-Rank Jonin.
>>1861899>Kid with murderhobo mindset who isn't afraid to get bloody>Water releaseOf course Zabuza will want us bad.
Oh we should tottaly bobby trap the bodies with the explosive tags. Maybe leave two kunais so people think they killed each other.
>>1861905Well then. Then we will certanly be in Haku's team then.
>>1861911Haku already passed.
>>1861913>>1861911Haku indeed is not a part of this test. He graduated in the previous wave of genin
You watch as the enemy ninja sucks down air and winces with every breath. She’s hurting and weak from the previous fight. She must be strong considering the damage that boy was doing with his taijutsu. You consider your options, you could fake her out into a trap, or stalk her for a while and use her as bait… but no, better to do this quickly and quietly and avoid complicating things down the path, who knows who you’ll run into next.Gathering your chakra, you body flicker once more behind the enemy ninja. You move to strike your kunai deep into her neck once more, but at the last moment and with a gasp of breath she turns and blocks you. You don’t hesitate for even a moment, driving a knee into her gut, she wheezes in pain and you see the whites of her eyes as she looks at you in shock and anger. She attempts to speak and you see the word “asshole” form on her lips before you deliver her the same fate she provided to the boy earlier. A quick slash across the throat as you place your hand over her mouth to muffle the scream and it’s over. By this point you’re covered in blood but you’ve not used up too much stamina, getting lucky time and time again with the situation you’ve found the enemy ninja in. >Roll 1d20
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1861922Loot then booby trap bodies with explosives.
>>1861915Really? Then we just need to watch for our friend. If we both manage to get to top rates that would be great~
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1861922Shit i knew there would be other predators around.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1861922
>>1861926>>1861928>>186192918 Passes the DC writing
You’re busy patting down and searching the two dead shinobi, riding the high of the success you’ve had so far, you’re pretty happy with yourself, you didn’t expect to be doing so well. Unfortunately, you’re also distracted and so you don’t notice the whistling of a kunai being launched towards your face until it’s too late. You look up, shocked at your stupidity and form the seals for a substitution jutsu. Your seals are slow, you’ve not spent enough time practicing them and this is not looking good. You flinch at the last second, and hear something deflecting the kunai. Looking up you see a bald, stocky young ninja absolutely covered in blood standing with his back facing you, having deflected the kunai with his wakizashi. You’d recognize that bald head anywhere, it’s Gato! In the distance you see the ninja who threw the kunai step out into the clearing with nothing but his fists.
>>1861942Gato speaks up, yelling to cover the distance “Hey idiot, did you really just throw your only weapon?” the enemy ninja sounds angry “Where did you get that sword you cheat! That’s not fair, that was my kill!” Gato chuckles not answering the ninja but instead turning to you and offering a hand. “Hey Genzo, are you having a nap down there or do you plan on getting up some time soon?” You take his hand and whisper to him “He’s right though; how the fuck did you bring a wakizashi in with you?” He smiles smugly at you with his big bald face and whispers back “My mother made me learn some Fuinjutsu basics remember? I sealed in into a small scroll and hid it on my thigh yesterday morning. Carried the thing around all day just in case! Talk about chaffing…” Gato then asks what you should do about this enemy ninja, you know the guy as Hiroshi Arakida, he’s fast, has stamina and is smart but sucks at both ninjutsu and taijutsu>Attack him together>Let Gato face off with him>Take him on yourself>Tell him to move on as he has no chance>Form a 3man team>Pretend to form a 3man team and kill him>Write in
>>1861943>>Pretend to form a 3 man team and kill himI'm having fun being a real sneaky git.
>>1861943>Pretend to form a 3man team and kill himTime to make Zabuza murder bonner even bigger.
>>1861946>>1861949Ok this will do. Roll me a d20 folks
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1861959Come on successful betrayal
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1861959Seems most of the anons went to sleep, I'll roll again in case its needed.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1861959This will be my last post since i'm starting to get sleepy
>>1861967No worries anon, we're just about done for the night. I'll try to run earlier next time>>1861961>>1861966>>1861967Slight failure
You turn to Gato and tell him to follow your lead, he smiles and waits as you call out to the enemy. “Hiroshi right?” you yell out across the field, placing your kunai into your pocket as a show of trust. He replies confirming that that is who he is.“Are you going to attack or what? I’m ready for you, you won’t catch me! None of the others have either!” he exclaims. You see him tense up as you step forward, palms out, totally vulnerable and trusting. Gato keeps a few steps behind you on guard but not aggressive. “Attack you?” you ask feigning confusion “We have no need to do that Hiroshi, we’ve passed, we just need to survive the night. We’ve made out kills already” you tell him. He looks at you suspiciously “So then let me go Genzo” he calls out. “But you need help, we’re comrades, lets form a team and get you a kill. That’s how it operates in the real world right?” You ask him“Right… Yeah… we’re in the same class… we could definitely help each other out.” He says smiling for a moment before dashing towards you with his fists clenched. Gato dashes forward as well, swinging his blade at Hiroshis neck, who slides underneath it, missing by mere inches. You attempt to jump backwards but Hiroshi is too quick and with a sudden increase in speed he plants his fist in your gut and follows up with a punch to the face. His form is terrible but he is naturally strong. Quickly recovering you leap up and over Hiroshi attempting to distract him from Gato who is rushing in from the side. Unfortunately Hiroshi has not forgotten he is outnumbered and keeps moving, causing Gato to once again slash at empty air. “Damn it he’s quick” grumbles Gato, continuing his pursuit.
>>1861971You take this moment to form a Water Clone whilst Gato keeps Hiroshi on the defensive. It uses up a large portion of your stamina but it’s now 3v1. You run back into the fight, you clone moving out of the clearing and into a flanking position out of sight. You and Gato continue to put pressure on Hiroshi, feinting attacks and attempting combos all the while pushing him back towards your clone. Hiroshi, to his credit, is evading everything you throw at him. You take a handful of shuriken and throw them with all your strength towards Hiroshi who dodges backwards up into the air, bracing himself for another attack. What he didn’t expect however, is your clone jumping up and grabbing him from behind. Hiroshis eyes go wide in surprise and he attempts to escape but the clone holds on tight before detonating the explosive tags it placed on its chest taking Hiroshi down with it. Hiroshi falls to the earth as a smouldering mass, a large chunk blown out of his back. You hear Gato mutter “Holy shit” under his breath and then a loud horn. A jonin appears with a mask on his face, “The test is over, congratulations” he says, placing a hand on each of your shoulders and transporting you out of the field and into a small compound.
After completing the Night of Blood trial and being removed from the arena you find yourself in front of a stage with all the other survivors, bloodied, tired and beaten. In front of you are a group of masked ninja and the Mizukage a shinobi named Yagura. The Mizukage steps forward “Congratulations are in order. You few are those who have survived this year’s Night of Blood. You have proven your strength, loyalty and tenacity as ninja of the Hidden Mist. You have shed blood for your village and most importantly, you have learned what it is to kill. Death is a ninja’s most loyal companion, it will be with you always, and you must embrace its presence or be embraced by its cold touch. Your night was long and hard but now you may rest knowing that you are one of us. You are one of the few, the elite; you are those who protect this village, its people and its interests. Before you wake tomorrow you will be contact by your respective teachers with instructions on when and where to assemble. I wish you good fortune in your future battles and encourage you to continue to strive for greatness and strength so that you may stand fast against our enemies. You are dismissed!”With that, you salute and then wearily drag yourself off the stage, and head towards home. Briefly you glance around and see Gato, he smiles at you and flashes a thumbs up, always the optimist. Just as you reach the front door you hear the tell-tail whistle of a projectile being thrown in your direction. Quickly diving into a roll and standing ready for battle, you notice a kunai stuck in the door frame of your home with a note attached. Pulling it free you find that it says “Sunrise. Training Field 6. Come armed and ready. – Z.M”.
I'll leave it there for tonight and archive it in a moment. That was a lot of fun for me to write and a real learning experience. I hope you've all enjoyed it so far and if you have any comments or complaints, feel free to let me know so I can improve.
>>1861977It was fun, the only thing I would say is try to have an image to go with most of your posts.
>>1861979I knew I was forgetting something! That and the ocasional bit of music. Have to have the right atmosphere
I say the swords are a boring goalHonestly i kinda want to become the kage
>>1862047Becoming one of the seven swordsmen is one of the things you can only do as a mist ninja. You can be a kage in any village.
>>1861977Well I didn't find this in time to participate, but it was a great read thanks for running OP. I don't think we should be too excited to be under Zabuza though. Remember he killed the entire class this night just because and only mellowed out because of a small orphan he found if I remember right. We might be walking in to a blood thirsty monster. I kind of suspect his enthusiasm for us was dampened when a friend saved us and we partnered up. For all we know his personal exam is gonna be a mandatory 1v1 death-match with Gato.
>>1862055Eh we didn't seem to have any problem killing those kids we spent the last couple years with.
>>1862056Its the mistGet close to no one and be prepared to kill anyone
>>1862058Exactly, we wouldn't have any problems with Zabuza. I mean were both child murderers now.
>>1862056True I'm just saying the Zabuza we knew in cannon was greatly shaped by events that didn't happen in this timeline. He might even believe he's helping us. Sure we didn't care about those randos who we've been told for quite a while we'd have to kill (if I remember right I'm not sure if you go in to the academy knowing about the test or when you learn it). The thing is if he really cares if he really sees a shred of greatness in us than he might want us to know real sacrifice because this aint the leaf and that's what being a ninja is all about.
>>1862060If he makes us do a death match with Gato all we can do is win. Considering the purges and mass desertion didn't happen they aren't in anywhere near as dire straights as canon so further culling would be seen as treason most likely.
So to clarify, Zabuza totally has a murder boner and did kill a significant number of his class when he became a genin. That being said, he is a little more level-headed in this universe and realises he can't have you fight to the death with your team. He will push you though and test you but ultimately he sees both himself, and his entire team as tools for the village. With that in mind he intends on honing you into a fine tuned killing machine and is impressed by what he saw of you and your friend Gato last night. He is fiercely loyal to the village, not so much in the sense that he will have a fund-raising bake sale but moreso in the sense that he will willingly sacrifice himself for his village and his ideals if need be.
>>1861977That was really fun OP.Thanks for running, I'm excited to see what's next!Zabuza was always a huge favorite of mine ever since I first saw him so this really excites me
>>1862066Personally I think you should show us stuff like that in character and not just tell us.
>>1862070Thanks for playing, I agree Zabuza was one of my favourites also. For me, that whole Zabuza fight and then the chunin arc/capture sausages act were my favourites. Everything felt so much more dangerous and real. After that the powercreep and the seeming lack of serious consequences started to crop up and sort of dulled things a bit.As for the anons asking about becoming a swordsman, it can happen if the majority choose it. You'll have various options throughout the story to steer it in different directions.>>1862071That's a fair point. I do intend on showing it next time but perhaps I'm giving away a little too much via the discussion here
>>1862072Its usually better to show not tell, let the anons draw conclusions for the characters. But hey at least you caught it early.
>>1862066Thanks for the response and sorry if I made you feel like you had to step in. Back aboard the Zabuza hype train.>>1862071Normally I'd agree, but to be fair he is still a highly famous person especially in the mist so our character should at least have an idea about him and we should know what our character knows.
>>1862076Nah that's all good I just wanted to give you guys a fair idea of who you're dealing with. To a point at least. The fear that he'd be psychotic is a fair one considering what he was like in the anime.
>>1862072yeah have to agree, well done qmyou also seem to have good taste, naruto really lost appeal after the focus switched to the tailed beast and uchiha too much
So I realise that my start time for this quest was probably not super convenient for most (close to midnight in the eastern US I think?), as such a lot of people seemed to miss it. So with that in mind I'll try to run my next session at a more reasonable hour for you Sepos. I think if I run in approx 12-15 hours that would make it morning for a lot of you. My first session ran for approx 5 hours but I feel I can do longer than that if we have the numbers, I'll just take breaks for food in-between and try to ensure I run long enough that as many of you who are interested get to participate and vote on things.
>>1862891Morning runs are usually bad. The best spot to aim for is starting at 7-8pm EST
>>1862903Hmm ok that will take slightly more planning ahead and effort but I should be able to manage it
Looks like I missed the run this time around, but I do like it. A few bits of advice, though. You should space out your paragraphs more. As is, it's a little difficult to read. Other than that, you should employ the concept of "show, don't tell". Characterization is important, after all.As for gameplay, you should give us a complete rundown of our current skills and stats. A list of known jutsu and skills can go a long way. For example, I wasn't aware that our affinity was Water until Genzo performed the Water Clone Jutsu. With all that in mind, I'm glad to see another Naruto quest. I've got high hopes for this one.
Maybe we should focus fuinjutsu
>>1866655Nah Assassination techniques and swords.
>>1866656>implying you can't kill people with fuinjutsu>implying you can't make OP swords with fuinjutsu
>>1866665Why make op swords when we can just get one that's already made?
Swords are stupid, let our bro who actually likes and trained in that shit be one of the 7 swordsmen. question is, which sword would go well with his sealing shit
>>1866708We have Zabuza as a sensei, what do you think we're learning?
>>1866725What ever the fuck he wants us to learnHe didn't teach haku how to use a sword
>>1866725pffft, i didn't see kakashi teaching sakura to be a badass.he'll train us to be fucking deadly.We'll have options in what p;ath to take
>>1866742Haku had a blood line limit. The entire reason he's into us is because we were a sneaky git who didn't have any problems murdering.
>>1866744But that doesn't mean we get route locked We can learn to kill but not through weapons
>>1866763But why not learn it considering our teacher is AMAZING at it?
>>1866764Because we will be AMAZING at other shit, complementing the team or being a one man army.
>>1866774We won't be with the team forever most likely.
Hope the qm isn't dead.
>>1866764Compared to other guys zabuza is shitAlso keep in mind zabuza didn't select us because of our sword skills, he selected us because we where smart and efficent in our killings
>>1866918QM got called into work last night so still alive but thread will be delayed for a few days unfortunately (I'm a night manager and my co-worker and fellow night manager had a kid recently so things are a little unstable as far as work goes)You guys aren't route locked, I'll leave all major choices up to you. That includes where you specialise and what you focus on. If that means swords, then swords it is. If it means fuuinjutsu then so be it, if you guys are into something else entirely then I'll find a way to weave that into the story. This is a collaborative effort after all.
>>1867101Dropped my name
>>1867101Archive the thread then.
>>1867109Good luck man, check the "Basic advise for QM"This Quest looks like fun.
Seeing as Takeshi was the Genjustsu specialist(though more of a Jack of all Trades at this point), Tsuki was the Ninjutsu specialist, and currently Kirai is the Taijutsu specialist, I wouldn't mind this having this character go into Fuuinjutsu or Kenjutsu.Or we can bite into the forbidden fruit that is the source of many shitstorms, puppets.
>>1867120Puppets don't make sense for this one. Tsuki had the whole genius unlimited funds that would make it work, but it wouldn't work here. But no matter which direction we go we should make this character a hardcore assassination focus.
>>1867123That much I can agree on. Fuuinjutsu with a combination of Kenjutsu and Ninjutsu is probably our best bet, then.
>>1867120Fuuinjutsu sounds cool maybe we cold do that thing ten ten does with weapons in her scroll but do it for a huge shower of poisoned senbon or something. we can be a genjutsu specialist in another quest and learn from / hit on kurenai
>>1867138Yeah, were going for best girl boy this time
>>1867149I support this, even if it excites and shames me at the same time
>>1867149>>1867212>>1867233Nah man keep you gay shit to your personal time. Not a fan
>>1867149>Failing the Mist by not producing childrenGet that traitor shit out of here
>>1867149>wanting to get culled for being a fag
>>1867793Just have one of his clan members be a surrogate
>>1867813>wanting to be a fag
>>1861499You alive OP?