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>Welcome!
>It’s a Naruto quest!
>Have fun!
It’s finally the day. You’ve been waiting what feels like your entire life for this. You’ve suffered through late night study sessions, all the battle scars, bruises and cuts, you’ve read over the history of the Third Shinobi World War a hundred times over. You’ve been preparing for this, and the day is finally here. You’ve had to work extra hard, considering your clan was a fairly new clan that had only become notable through acts of heroism during the war. Finally though, you’ve made it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ0kEKKRWzk

You enter the classroom, quickly navigating to your regular seat. As the class all sits down, the only empty seat is immediately obvious. Sasuke, who’s always late. He can afford to be, you suppose. Iruka, your instructor starts to pass out the tests, sighing at the obvious absence. Once every student has an exam, Iruka goes back to his desks, looking over you all with an encouraging smile.

“Now, I’ve had a wonderful time teaching you over our time together, and now it seems like, for many of you, that time will come to an end now. I’d just like to say it’s been a pleasure teaching all of you. Some of you may pass this, others may fail, but regardless of how you do, know that it took hard work even to get to this point, and you should all feel somewhat proud of yourselves.”

You think back to your memories over last quarter, you were really focused mostly on keeping up with everyone else, who all had their own special clan powers, you didn’t really have much time to socialize with any of them.

You look down to your paper, and begin by filling out your name,
Katsuo, of the Tatsukuma clan.

> Roll 1d20, best of 3 to determine your starting statistics.
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Rolled 3, 6, 12 = 21 (3d20)

>>2925498
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Rolled 18, 5, 9 = 32 (3d20)

>>2925498
I don't usually go for fanfiction, but I'll bite and see where this goes.
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>2925498
Don't we have enough Nart already?
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>>2925498
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Rolled 9 (1d20)

>>2925537
Better than Bort.
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Rolled 20 (1d20)

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>>2925537
You have 18 points to distribute amongst your abilities. Having a total of eighteen means you have studied hard and puts you among the top of your class.

> Ninjutsu
> Taijutsu
> Genjutsu
> Intelligence
> Strength
> Speed
> Stamina
> Hand Seals
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>>2925547
> Ninjutsu 2
> Taijutsu 2
> Genjutsu 3
> Intelligence 2
> Strength 2
> Speed 2
> Stamina 2
> Hand Seals 3
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>>2925547
> Ninjutsu [3]
> Taijutsu[3]
> Genjutsu [0]
> Intelligence [2]
> Strength [2]
> Speed [3]
> Stamina [2]
> Hand Seals [3]
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>>2925547
> Ninjutsu 2
> Taijutsu 1
> Genjutsu 4
> Intelligence 3
> Strength 1
> Speed 2
> Stamina 1
> Hand Seals 4
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>most people/guides who give advice on running a quest advise against using chargen
>most quests seem to include chargen of some sort
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>>2925547
> Ninjutsu 4
> Taijutsu 2
> Genjutsu 0
> Intelligence 2
> Strength 2
> Speed 2
> Stamina 2
> Hand Seals 4
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>>2925551
Supporting
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>>2925555
I'll back this.
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>>2925555
+1
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

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>>2925591

Rolling to pick between these two.
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You look over your score sheet. You have all the basic skills any ninja might need, and you easily have the best hand seals in your class. On top of that, you're smarter than most, and the best understanding of Genjutsu by far, even surpassing your teacher in that regard. Unfortunately, you're somewhat physically weak, and generally not much in terms of taijutsu. Still, you managed to pass the physical examinations the week before, and you're confident with your written exam when you go to turn it into your teacher.

As more students hand in their exams, the relative silence of the classroom is disrupted when the door swings open, and in walks Sasuke Uchiha, the son of the Fouth Hokage. He strides into the room, carelessly, as you can already hear the hushed whispers of the girls in your class as they watch him stride towards the empty desk.

Iruka walks up to him, "Sasuke, I know your father's position grants you certain privileges, but you simply must fix your attendance!"

The Uchiha nods, and with a wide smirk, shrugs. "Sorry, teach. I must've lost sense of time. I'll do better next time." Looking down, he pulls out a pencil, filling out the exam quickly. Mere moments later, he walks over to hand the exam to Iruka. Iruka lets out a sigh, as Sasuke smugly strides back to his seat, leaning back as if he doesn't have a care in the world.

Kiba stands suddenly from his seat in the back, "Sasuke, you aren't as cool as you think you are! You think you're so special, but I'll show you when I have your dad's job!"

Sasuke turns, as Iruka tries desperately to get the class to settle down. Sasuke speaks, his smirk not leaving his face. "You're a fool. The next hokage will be my brother, and I shall be hokage after him. The Hokage will be an Uchiha for generations to come."

> Interject "I'll be the Hokage!"
> Negotiate "No reason to fight."
> Just sit & watch
> Write-in.
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>>2925597
>> Just sit & watch
We aren't one for talking, talking during a genjutsu could alert the enemy.
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>>2925597
> Interject "No! I'll be the Hokage!"
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>>2925597
> Just sit & watch
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>>2925597
>Just sit & watch
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>Genjutsu
Sweet, now I have an excuse to bail early. Have fun with your queer illusion caster, and using mind control to get worst girl Hinata. I'm sure that's the only reason you fags supported Genjutsu anyway.

QM, despite my salt, I legit hope you have fun, enjoy yourself, and above all, guide this quest in a direction you see fit.
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>>2925597
> Just sit & watch
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>Genjutsu
>Means we want to settle for Hinata
Non-leaf girls are the only option for the educated man you fag.
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>>2925617
>using mind control to get worst girl Hinata.
Why not use mind control to get all the girls
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You simply sit in your chair, watching the two argue. You only know their names because they're the people that talk the most in your class, usually bickering with one another. You long around the rest of the people possibly graduating. You recognize all of them, of course. The pink and blonde girls were gossiping together in the corner, likely drooling over Sasuke. The quiet girl was sitting off on her own, alternating between covering her eyes and staring worriedly at the growing confrontation. Then, the strange guy with the sunglasses was sitting in the back, quietly observing everything, it would be creepy if it wasn't exactly what you were doing as well. He gives you a knowing gaze and you shakily not back. He really gives you the creeps. Finally, the fat guy and the skinny one with the top knot were sitting not too far from you. You'd actually spoken to them a few times, they seemed... decent. You decide you should probably start learning the names of your classmates.

"Oh yeah?" Kiba yells, the small dog resting in his hoodie barking ferociously. "Well take this, Uchiha!" He shouts, leaping from his desk towards Sasuke, crashing into him and leading to both boys crashing through several desks, directly towards you! You don't have time enough to dodge, and both of your fellow Academy students come crashing down on top of you, all three of you landing on a heap in front of Iruka's desk.

As the three of you hastily get up and push each other off of one another, Iruka steps in between you. "Stop it, alright! Save that aggression for your missions!" As he seperates the three of you and sends you back to your seats, he holds up the exams. "Congratulations, you've all passed! I am proud to say that a full 100% graduation rating is a rarity, and you all have earned it!"

The class cheers, congratulating themselves. Even though your head still hurts a bit from the crash, you feel proud of finally being able to call yourself a shinobi. Iruka begins passing out headbands, and as you tie your headband around your forehead, you feel a sense of pride in your village.

Iruka speaks up after everyone has recieved a headband. "Now, it is time to split the class into teams of three, you shall meet your team leaders soon. Other than the restrictions of one kunoichi to each team, the teams will be completely randomised, and the instructors will pick which team they want to deal with."

You notice that in your class, the blonde girl, fat boy, and top knot glance between one another nervously, perhaps not wanting to be split up. Meanwhile, Kiba and Sasuke glare at one another, obviously not wanting to end up together.

> Roll 1d8
> If you have any preferences for teammates, let me know.
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>>2925629
Ocs but I doubt that they're in the mix.
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Rolled 5 (1d8)

>>2925629
OC teammates
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Rolled 2 (1d8)

>>2925629
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But Fuckgaku is the 4th Hokage? Did the massacare not happen and where is Minato?
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>>2925629
Blondie + Bug boi
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>>2925639
If people want OC teammates, they're doable, it will just take me a little bit more time to figure them out.
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>>2925629
I'd like for us to team up with Shikamaru
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>>2925636
Minato died during the climax of the Third Great Shinobi War, Fugaku was named hokage because there was no one else willing to become hokage when Sarutobi wanted to retire.
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>>2925629
Ten Ten because she is underrated and utilized.
Blondy girl
Bug boy
Dog boy

I would also be willing to write up/vote for some OC if that's possible. Basically, I want the team to be everyone who was underrated and under appreciated. So all of them get my votes.
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>>2925643
>breaking up inoshikicho
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>>2925642
Im fine with either but prefer using the original characters as teammates
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>>2925642
Hold up I write some up real quick.

Ken Smith(or whatever it means in Japanese) Kenjutsu specialist. A commoner who was born to a family of hardworking blacksmiths who make ninja gear. Loves weapons and beating people up with said weapons. People often make the mistake that is simple and prefers direct fights, but actually, he loves tricky weapons too.

Lilly a girl who seems excessively fond of plants, animals, healing, and making said things from what she harvests. Became a ninja to pay the bills for her poor family but what she really wants to do is be a researcher. Notable weapons are usage is reliance upon poison, ninjutsu, and toxic byproducts from their 'experiments' that she weaponized.

Aizen born to a family of nobility but wanted to be a ninja instead. Loves books and learning new jutsu's. Is a very smart coward so he relies upon Genjutsu and puppets to stay safe. Despite his cowardly nature is very good at sneaking up on people even without meaning to. People think he's creepy but he's very willing to help anybody who asks. Mostly because he loves teaching people and improving himself.

Now I'm not sure about making Clan Children so I'll let the QM handle that but here's some OC.
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>>2925655
'Beast' actually a feral child some ninja found surviving on his own deep in the wilderness. Is a rough character not used to people but he's a survivalist expert. Very tough and fast. Knows how to sneakily hunt prey. Being a ninja is kind of novel experience for him still but he likes using Ninjutsu even if he's not very good at that kinda stuff. Genjutsu especially.

Since he came back to civilization he was adopted by an ornery old loner ninja who's seen some shit after said old man was forced to by the Hokage. Apparently, something to do with him having no family and all the comrades he knew died for the Village but him. He hopes taking care of a kid will give him some badly needed peace and family love.

'Boomer' a failed alchemist who applied to be a ninja after realizing all those bombs he makes and other failed projects could be useful. Totally doesn't have anything to do with him being banned for life. Specializes in destruction and misery. Very clumsy in the worst possible way. His touch destroys and he has a tough body solely for the fact its the only reason he's still alive. Loves to 'experiment' despite his complete lack of skill in doing so.

Mo of a Zen Monk Temple his services were won in a card game with the head monk and the Hokage. He was then transferred into the class so not much is known about him. He is very calm, polite, and collected like freakishly so. With a fit body and unusual techniques due to his monastic upbringing. Is still adjusting to civilian and ninja life.

Bad Boy class troublemaker and criminal extraordinaire. Was supposed to have dropped out but he passed the test by the skin of teeth. Wants to join Anbu...which given how much of a loser he is a tall order. The only good thing about him is he's sneaky and loves to fight dirty. His actual skills are quite lacking.

Bad Girl a crazed redhead who is obsessed with fighting and improving. Only problem is she hates studying and prefers to get beaten up in order to learn. Is a hot head who regularly fights in underground arenas pay and her idea of training. Is the big sis of her family after her parents died. Became a ninja hoping that her love of fighting would make a good ninja who can afford to support and raise her siblings.
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>>2925655
>>2925671
Your OCs are bad. Every single one of them needs to be a special snowflake.
Where is my NPC OC?
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>>2925694
Jeb, he's just really good at kicking the shit out of people. He doesn't have the same talent as Rock Lee, but he also isn't a spastic autist.
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"Alright," Iruka says, looking over your class, a group of young, fresh genin, ready and eager to find out their team settings. "First up is Team Seven."

He reaches into a plain box, drawing out one small slip of paper. "Sasuke Uchiha, Hinata Hyuuga, and Kiba Inuzuka." Both Sasuke and Kiba let out a loud groan at being assigned to one another, although Hinata just buries herself in her hood.

"Team Eight, Sakura Haruno, Sai Shimura, Shino Aburame." Sakura groaned, "Why do I always get stuck with the wird ones... can me and Hinata trade? She belongs in this one!" Hinata doesn't react, but Iruka glares at Sakura, earning her to sheepishly look down, avoiding eyecontact with her, admittedly creepy teammates.

Next, "Team Ten. Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka, Choji Akimichi." The three of them cheer. Well, the blonde girl and the fat one does. The one with the top knot just smiles. Still you can tell they're happy to be together.

That only leaves you, and doing your math right, you find that you're left over. Iruka smiles, as he sees the confusion on your face. "Don't worry Katsuo, I haven't forgotten you, however your teammates are newcomers to the class." He turns to the door, where a boy and girl your age enter the room.

"I would like you to meet your teammates on Team Nine, Mariko Senju and Jun Yuhi." The girl, at least seems dressed fairly normal, but the boy is dressed in a strange sort of gi. The girl, a Senju, which effectively makes her ninja royalty, seems to regard you for a few seconds, before turning her nose up disdainfully. Meanwhile, the boy, seemingly oblivious to how strange he looks, stomps over towards your desk, extending his hand.

> Shake his hand and introduce yourself.
> Go call out the girl for looking down on you.
> Tell the boy to scram.
> Ask when you can meet your Sensei.
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>>2925709
>Shake his hand and introduce yourself.
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>>2925709
>> Shake his hand and introduce yourself.
So a lore drop or something on what’s different? Cause Uchiha hokage and another senju what else is different?
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>>2925709
>> Shake his hand and introduce yourself.
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>>2925715
I'm guessing Orochimaru is a good guy, while Jiraiya went down a dark path of human experiments and was banished, basically making him Canon Orochi but themed around big titties instead of snakes.
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>>2925709
> Shake his hand and introduce yourself.
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>>2925709
>> Shake his hand and introduce yourself.
No reason to be impolite.

>>2925726
So, what you're saying is that Jiraiya is a giant boob?

Also, is captcha being particularly aggravating for anyone else or just me?
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>>2925709
>Oujo-sama
>Ji wearing martial artist
Nice
>Introduce self
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Ded naruto quest again
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>Sasuke turns, as Iruka tries desperately to get the class to settle down. Sasuke speaks, his smirk not leaving his face. "You're a fool. The next hokage will be my brother, and I shall be hokage after him. The Hokage will be an Uchiha for generations to come."
>Uchiha
>Hokage
Pic Related.
This is not the future Best Hokage intended.
>>2925621
Agreed. The village must grow stronger by stealing the other villages' best girls. That's MY will of fire. Samui? Samui. I think Kishimoto has a thing for blondes because all the best girls are blonde.
>>2925709
>"Team Ten. Shikamaru Nara, Ino Yamanaka, Choji Akimichi."
As if there was any doubt, that triple-alliance is fucking ancient and their clans would have flipped shit if it had been broken up.
>>2925726
>basically making him Canon Orochi but themed around big titties instead of snakes.
Hey, tits are full of men's hopes and dreams. Any means are acceptable to make them bigger.
>>2925709
>Shake his hand and introduce yourself.
>>2925813
Seriously, what is it with Nalt quests and being ded before they even start?
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>>2925671
>>2925655
......I think we should just stick with the characters we've already got
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>>2926170
Give it a day or two, maybe QM will come back
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>>2926170
It doesn't help that he made the quest at 2 in the morning
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>>2926170
Qms not thinking it through how much a quest really takes and naruto being known and waifus galore. Thus they make the thread and then flake out when they realize what it will take.

Doesn’t help that the last few days have been flooded with nart quests.
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>>2925547
You said 1d20 though, and those guys all rolled 3d20
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You shake his hand, "I'm Jun," he says, cheerfully. He shakes your hand vigorously, refusing to let go of his vice like grasp for several second too long.

The other teams have all gone to sit and speak with one another at this point, with the exception of Kiba, who is still sitting off on his own, glaring daggers at the back of Sasuke's head.

"I am Katsuo Tsukuma," you introduce yourself formally, bowing slightly to both of your teammates once he lets go of your hand.

With a groan, the Senju girl stomps over to the two of you. "Mariko Senju. Can we just go get this over with? I don't want to spend anymore time with this team than I have to?"

"We should get a message with where to meet our instructor soon, right?" Jun said, looking around obliviously. If he took any offense to the young kunoichi.

> Suggest going to find your instructor.
> Get to know your team better.
> Call out Mariko.
> Ask Iruka for a different team.
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>>2926996
>Get to know your team better.
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>>2926996
>> Get to know your team better.
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>>2926996
>> Get to know your team better.
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You're sure your instructor will make his presence known whenever he feels like it, but you ought to get to know your teammates a little bit better. You've never been much of a social butterfly yourself, but considering neither do either of your teammates, you decide you need to push the conversation.

"Why weren't you two in Academy like everyone else? I've never seen you before." You look between the two of them, Mariko gasps in offense, as if she couldn't believe you would ask her a simple question, while Jun shrugs. "I grew up in the Fire Temple. My older sister was actually the first person from my family to become a ninja. I wanted to follow in her footsteps, and my ninja monk training basically means I'm already at genin level. That's what my sister said, anyways." You nod. You've heard of the ninja monks, they're apparently well renowned for their connection to their chakra, and they could even have their own techniques you've never heard of. Perhaps you misjudged Jun's usefulness.

"What was your ninja monk training like?" You ask, or at least, you start to, before Mariko interrupts you, seemingly upset with neither of you paying any attention to her. "I was trained personally by my aunt, one of the legendary Sannin!" She proclaimed, puffing her chest out proudly. "I intend to reclaim the Senju clan's glory! I am the burning ember of Konoha! With the wisdom of the Sannin, the strength of the Senju, and the Will of Fire of Konohagakure flowing through my veins, I vow to become Hokage. I will make the First, Second, and all my ancestors proud!" She's clearly practiced the speech before.

> Ask Jun about growing up in the Temple of Fire.
> Ask Jun about his sister.
> Ask Mariko about the Sannin.
> Ask Mariko about her clan.
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>>2927126
>Ask Jun about his sister.
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>>2927126

Aw shit one of those. Lets see if we can give her an apoplexy

>Ask Jun about growing up in the Temple of Fire.
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>>2927126
>> Ask Jun about his sister.
That outfit of hers though. Unf
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>>2927126
>> Ask Jun about his sister.

Don't feed the thot.
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>>2927126
She should switch places with Hinata so we can have all the "future hokages" in the same squad.
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>>2927152
To be fair, almost everyone wants to be the Hokage, most just aren't autistic enough to shout about it every five minutes.
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>>2927126
>> Ask Jun about growing up in the Temple of Fire.
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Looking to avoid feeding the ego of the Senju girl anymore than you have to, you simply nod politely in response to her speech, before turning back towards Jun.

"So, Jun, who is your sister? You said she's a ninja in Konoha?" You ask, you might know his sister, or at least know of her, if she's someone of note. In all honesty, despite the girl's bluster, she hasn't proven herself to be of any use, especially when you have someone with ninja monk training.

Jun grins, nodding excitedly as you mention his sister. "Yes, her name is Kurenai Yuhi. She only recently became a jonin! It's possible we may even be assigned her as our instructor, if I understand the rules correctly." Kurenai Yuhi is a name you recognize, actually. She has done guest training sessions at the academy before, she is well regarded for someone so young.

"Pfft," Mariko scoffs, "I hope we get someone more experienced than her for our instructor." She says, giggling smugly.

"You said she was the first person in your family to become a ninja?" You ask Jun, ignoring Mariko's remarks. Her face turns red as you and Jun effectively ignore her.

"Yes, my family are a long line of pacifists, sworn only to fight in self defense. Kuronai left before I was even born to go train to become a ninja at Konoha. She's saved so many lives since then, she's become a hero in our home village. I've wanted to be like her for as long as I can remember." Jun almost literally has stars in his eyes, you can tell he clearly looks up to his sister quite a lot.

As you're about to continue, a kunai flies into the room through a window nearby, it sticks into the desk the three of you are crowding around, effectively killing any conversation you were trying to have. You could have sworn that window was closed early, but somehow it must have gotten opened. Regardless, the kunai has a note attached to it.

You slowly reach out to read the note, on it, scrawled in a messy hand, "Meet at Ichiraku Ramen. Don't be late!"

You look between your two teammates, who are also staring blankly at the note.

"Well... I guess that's our instructor?" Jun says, cheerfully.

> Race to the ramen shop!
> Let's all go together.
> Ditch Mariko!
> Try to sabotage your teammates.
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>>2927273

>lets all go together

We're stuck with them. Just because we don't want to feed the bitch's ego doesn't mean we want to antagonize someone we're going to end up depending on.
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>>2927273
Check for a genjutsu!


But really just go with our teammates.
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>>2927273
>Let's all go together.
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>>2927273

Wait a minute....Our sensei is going to be fucking Naruto isn't it? Or a member of his family. Fuck.
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>>2927273
>> Let's all go together.
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>>2927273
>> Let's all go together.
Quickly. There was no time mentioned. We may already be late.
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>>2927293
Nah it may be Kurenai and she used a genjutsu on us to put the kunai and note there
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You look between your teammates before nodding. "Right then, let's go together, but we should go fast, we don't know when late is." Jun nods and Mariko pouts, "If I had known we would have had to hurry somewhere I would have worn different shoes!" You don't acknowledge her, and lead your teammates out of the classroom. As you leave, you stop for a few seconds to run a check for any genjutsus, and find none. So your instructor is the type to throw dangerous, sharp weapons into classrooms full of students.

Great.

You know where the ramen shop is, you pass by it every single day on your path to the academy, although you've never once stopped to eat there. It's a good thing you know where it is too, because as you walk, it's obvious Jun has never been in a big city like Konoha before, and Mariko was drudging behind you in the back, complaining about having to walk among the common folk.

Soon enough, you're stood outside the familiar sight of Ramen Ichiraku. Stepping inside, you see a few townsfolk sitting and eating, but no shinobi. You check for genjutsu again, and still, nothing. As you're looking around, trying to figure out if this is a joke or not, you suddenly hear a yell from behind you. You turn to see a figure leaping directly at you, screaming as it does so. You have only a few seconds to react!

> Dodge out of the way!
> Push your teammates out of the way!
> Defend yourself with Ninjutsu.
> Try to stop the attacker physically!
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As for the style of our genjutsu, I think it would be interesting to focus on smaller and subtler illusions rather than the big obvious ones. Like just making everything look a foot more to the left or mess with their perspective.

>>2927385
> Dodge out of the way
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>>2927385
> Push your teammates out of the way!
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>>2927385
>> Push your teammates out of the way!
Mariko is an utter bicth right now.
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>>2927385

Tackle our teammates out of the way, removing ourself and them from the line of fire at the same time.
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>>2927385
>JUDO THROW!
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Don't forget how abysmal our physical skills are anons.
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>>2927385
>> Try to stop the attacker physically!
Suplex. When are we going to get another chance like this?
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>>2927385
If they're in the air they can't really alter their trajectory. Move out of the way and leave an explosive tag where they land.
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Calling for pushing your teammates out of the way. Roll 1d100, best of three.
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Failure inbound
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>[65]

Recognizing and processing what was going on faster than either of your teammates, you were able to react quickly enough, turning and attempting to tackle both Jun and Mariko out of the way. Unfortunately, you're not quite strong enough to push Jun down, only able to tip him off balance, wasting precious time. In the end, you get Jun and Mariko safely out of danger, but you're not able to get yourself to safety in time. You get caught by your attacker, grabbed and pinned to the ground. Your attacker, with his knee pressed against the back of your head begins laughing suddenly.

"You stood up for your friends. That was good. Unfortunately, you messed up the execution. If you're not in perfect condition, if you make the slightest mistake as a shinobi on the field, it could mean serious consequences."

He lets off the hold, standing back and offering you a hand as you try to crawl back to your feet.

You look up at him, as he uses his other hand to pull his goggles up, showing his eyes. You recognize the Uchiha crest emlazoned on his vest, but his eyes are plain, warm, brown eyes. "I'm your instructor, Obito Uchiha. Nice to meet you all."

> Accept his help.
> Climb up on your own.
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>>2927493
>> Climb up on your own.
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>>2927493
>>Accept the hand up
Well shit. Tobi is our sensei. What happened to Kakashi?
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>>2927493
>> Accept his help.
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>>2927493

Hoo boy it's this guy.

Stand on our own, we have our pride.
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>>2927493
>> Accept his help.
...huh.
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>>2927493
> Accept his help.
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Oh hey, it's not ded. Time to catch up.
>>2927160
If you aren't autistic enough to shout about it constantly, you aren't autistic enough to be a good Hokage.
>>2927293
I'd say Minato.
>>2927493
HOLY SHIT HE'S ALIVE?! Well, you know, known to be alive. And not a crazy, murderous traitor.
>>2927493
>Climb up on your own.
Stubborn overreliance on our own abilities seems like a logical flaw to start with and work past. I like the idea of playing a support character who starts out not realizing he is one.
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You hesitantly reach out, breaking through your pride to accept your new teacher's help. As he helps you stand up, you see your teammates also getting to their feet behind you. The rest of the customers at the ramen shop have all scurried away from you, although the chef working there sighs.

"Hello again, Obito." He sighs.

Obito laughs a little, and nods. "Yeah, and three for the new genin as well!"

As ramen is served to you, and you and your teammates start to let your guard down, joining Obito in sitting down to eat your ramen. Jun began scarfing down his food immediately, while Mariko tuts disapprovingly. "Really sensei, couldn't we have eaten anywhere more refined? I would think an experienced jounin like oneself would have had a sharper palate." Obito chuckles nervously, glancing between his students.

"W-well, I think we should all get to know one another. I hope you've already gotten acquainted with one another a little bit, but as a team, we will build bonds with one another that are stronger than any bond on this earth. That bond will build through experience and hardships fighting alongside one another. But it'll have to start on this. Let's all tell each other one thing we love, one thing we hate, and our dreams for the future, huh?"

Obito looks between the three of you, and in response to your silence he shrugs. "Fine, I'll go first. I love ramen ichiraku, I hate anyone that deserts their friends, and one day I dream of uniting the people of Konoha." Obito then turns to Mariko, "Your turn, Princess."

Mariko giggles, "Oh ho ho, this is a simple question. I love flowers, the like only grown in the Land of Fire. I hate the villains in Iwagakure and Kumogakure, and I dream of returning the Senju clan to glory, and leading Konoha to new heights!"

She says it all in one breath, so by the end of it she's out of breath, but she still holds a pose for a few seconds afterwards.

Obito nods blankly, "Sure. Now, Jun?"

Jun ponders for a few seconds, "Well... I love meeting new people, and those pork buns they sell in my home town. I hate... uh, I guess what you said about people deserting their friends. And I dream of one day saving lives like my sister does."

Obito smiles, "That's good, Jun. Katsuo, your turn."

You've been thinking about this, the answers come naturally enough to you, though.

> Write in what you love, what you hate, and what your dreams of the future are.
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>>2927934
Loves puzzles, hates arrogant people, and dreams of creating the ultimate genjutsu.
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>>2927934
dreams of more in character setting exposition
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>>2927934
Love puzzles, hate arrogant people, dream of becoming a Legendary Ninja!
(dont NEED to be Hokage to be a legend right? Plus legends never die!)
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>>2927934
I'll second >>2928079
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>>2927934
>I love puzzles, hate arrogant people, and wish to be a legendary ninja, even Hokage.
A part of me wants to set up being a hokage for good long term motivation, another part of me just wants to say it out loud to fuck with mariko.
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"I love puzzles, and solving problems. I hate arrogant people, and I dream of one day making myself known throughout the land as a Legendary Ninja." You lay out your plans simply and factually. You don't intend limit yourself to becoming Hokage, as you know there are other ways to become a legend.

Obito nods, "All fair enough. Even though your dreams are different, you will form bonds and help each other reach each of your dreams. It is through your bonds with one another that you become better."

You nod, even if you don't fully get what Obito is talking about. You know he was a hero in the Third Shinobi War, and helped save Konoha when the Three Tails attacked, so you probably ought to listen to him, even if he didn't seem like much now.

Mariko spoke up, of course. "I'm not here to make bonds! I'm here to be the best!"

Obito shakes his head, sighing. "With an attitude like that, you'll never get anywhere. Your comrades are your lifeblood on the battlefield. If I had been a serious attacker, and Katsuo hadn't saved you, you would've been dead." His tone is surprisingly serious for a few moments, but eventually he starts to relax again.

He looks down at the empty bowl below him. "Well, I think this meal is about done. Tomorrow, your training will truly begin. Meet me at the training grounds at noon. Come with all of your gear, and make sure you don't eat breakfast."

He looks between the three of you sternly, before breaking out into a laugh. "I'll see you guys tomorrow."

With that, your sensei leaves, and the three of you part ways soon after. You walk back towards your home, but it's not far, and by the time you get home you realize you have a good bit more time left in the day.

> Get to bed early.
> Go get some training in.
> Go talk to someone. (Write-in)
> Go buy equipment.
> Go investigate your sensei.
> Write-in.
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>>2928172
>Go investigate your sensei.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
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>>2928172
>Go investigate your sensei.
A good ninja always investigates his marks, or whatever dumb shit
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>>2928172
> Go investigate your sensei.
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> Go investigate your sensei
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You decide to spend the rest of your day investigating your sensei. You figure it's important to know who you'll be trusting your life into for the next few years of your life. For all his talk of bonds, you really didn't know much about Obito Uchiha.

https://youtu.be/Qv7btgqaAGc

You walk through the streets of Konoha towards the library just as the sun is setting. You're a regular at the library, having spent hours there studying. You quickly scan and pull out various books on Uchiha records and historical accords of the Third Shinobi World War.

Obito Uchiha, you find, was part of a team trained by the Golden Hero of the Leaf, alongside teammates Rin Nohara, and Kakashi Hatake. When the Three Tails attacked Konohagakure at the end of the Third Shinobi World War, it nearly destroyed Konoha, only through the sacrifice of their team leader, Minato Namikaze that Konoha still exists today. After Konoha was devastated by the attack, surrender to Iwagakure was swift.

Obito Uchiha is one of the few of his clan to never activate his sharingan, and is widely considered to be one of the weakest of his clan, and his generation of jounin.

Great, so you got a slacker Uchiha for your teacher. Although, if he really was tought by Minato, he must know something, right?

As you're considering what you've learned, you hear a small voice from behind you.

"E-excuse me? M-may I see that book?"

You turn to see one of your classmates, the shy girl. "I-I'm trying to read about my sensei." She mumbles again.

> Give her the book and leave.
> Ask her about her team and team instructor.
> Ask her about herself.
> Take the book and leave.
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>>2928395
>>Give her the book
>> Ask her about her team and team instructor.
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>>2928395
> Ask her about her team and team instructor.
>Give her the book
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>>2928395
Truly the darkest timeline.

>give her the book
> ask her about herself and her teacher.
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>>2928395
>> Give her the book
>> Ask her about her team and team instructor.
Oh that's the big shift, konoha lost the last war. No wonder things are so fucky.
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>>2928395

Well shit we lost the war. It was the fucking Uchiha's fault, mark my words.

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>>2928534

I agree with this lot.
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>>2928539
Of course it was, obviously the uchiha orchestrated their coupe way earlier during the war, planned out the three tail attack with the cloud village, and got all of their political rivals, old and potential, killed, leaving them free to rule the village. It makes way too much sense.
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Gas the Uchiha, Dojutsu war now!
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I've always liked early Nart the best, before shit-poo-den turned everyone into cheaty wizards with a thin coat of ninja paint, which is why this alternate canon is interesting.

It's too bad we're a fucking gen-fag, otherwise this would be more enjoyable.
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>>2928734
Best hokage is rolling in his grave
The third said oh what's the worst that could happen if uchiha were around surely tobirama was just a wacist
This. This is what happens. Konoha loses the war, the only war they've ever lost
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You pick up the book, Legends of the Third War. It's a detailing on legendary heroes that arose in and fought during the Third Great Shinobi War. Well, the fact that her teacher fought in the Third Shinobi War didn't necessarily rule out many Jounin. Even the youngest of that generation likely saw some fighting during the war, with how quickly Konoha pushed their ninja through back then.

"Team 7, right?" You try to recall Iruka's words. "Sasuke Uchiha, Hinata Hyuuga, and Kiba Inuzuka. I'm guessing you're Hinata?" You say, while handing the book to the girl.

She nods, although she doesn't make any eye contact with you, staring at the floor. "Yes... that's me. Our instructor is jōnin Kakashi Hatake. I was intending to do a bit of reading, and Kakashi spoke of his time in the Third War..."

That's interesting. You've heard of Kakashi Hatake before, his exploits in service of the Leaf are well known throughout the village, but hadn't realized he was your instructor's teammate until you read it. Now someone in Kakashi's team was here? Well, that could in a way give you a lot of information about Obito.

"What's your instructor like?" You ask, as Hinata sits down at the table across from you. "Mine seems kinda strange."

Hinata thinks for a few moments, "Maybe that's just how jōnin are? Ours seems... different as well. He showed up four hours late to our meeting... and he kept reading this... lewd book." Hinata's face goes red, and she buries her face in the history book.

Huh. So, very different.

"Well, what are your teammates like, Kiba and Sasuke?" You try to calm Hinata by changing the subject, and it seems to work a little bit, as she peeks out over the book.

"Well... they're different in a lot of ways, but they're both very stubborn, and they both see the other as an obstacle... They fought three times when we were all meeting... I tried to break it up at first, but Kakashi made me just let them fight it out after a while..."

She sighed, it seemed Team 7 wasn't having an easy time of it.

> Ask her about Kakashi's time in the war.
> Ask her about the lewd book.
> Ask her about Sasuke.
> Ask her about Kiba.
> Try to cheer her up.
> Go home.
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>>2929313
>> Try to cheer her up
Can’t be any worse than one of my teammates though. She has to have everyone pay attention to her and only her and is constantly going on about being hokage.
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Wait. Mariko is the new jinchurriki for the kyuubi ain’t she?
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>>2929313
>Try to cheer her up.
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>>2929313
> Try to cheer her up.
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>>2929313
> Try to cheer her up.
Might as well, but I hope were not trying to lock ourselves already. Thats just bad from us... the Anon.
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N-no way... theres no way right?...
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>>2929389
But the village was attacked by three-tails in this timeline, wasn't it?
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>>2929313
> Try to cheer her up.
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>>2929313
> Try to cheer her up

>>2929320 's option sounds good.
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>>2929320
Second this.
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>>2929549
With Minato dead in the third war, Naruto wouldn't be born, so no need to transfer Kushina's beast or remove it's seal.
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You nod, but give Hinata your best attempt at a supportive smile. "Well, at least you don't have my teammate. She's an arrogant brat who has to constantly be the center of attention, and is always going on about being Hokage and her bloodline. She talked down to everyone around her, including our instructor!"

Hinata's eyes are wide by the time you finish your story. "Wow... she sounds... tough to deal with. I'm glad she's not on my team. Sasuke and Kiba are both at least somewhat nice to me." She lets out a sigh. "I think I could try to talk to Sasuke and Kiba alone, and try to get them to not fight as much during the meetings. Maybe that could work." With a slightly more determined look in her eyes, she nods at you. "Thank you, Katsuo."

You smile, and get up to leave the library. You've investigated your instructor, learned more about another team you'll eventually have to compete again, and actually learned about some of your classmates. You head home, and by the time you get there you find it's later than you thought.

You should probably head to bed soon, especially if you want to get fully prepared for your first day of training as a genin. You wonder what Obito will have in store for you. You have to hope you're up for whatever challenge is thrown your way.

> Wake up early to get extra training in.
> Arrive on time.
> Sleep in, so you're extra well rested!
> Wake up early to meet with your teammates and strategize.
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>>2930892
>Wake up early to get extra training in.
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>>2930892
> Wake up early to get extra training in.
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>>2930892
>> Wake up early to meet with your teammates and strategize.
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>>2930892
>> Wake up early to get extra training in.
We gotta get our physical stats up.
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>>2930906
surely it makes more sense to conserve our energy, no point in getting tired out before the days even propperly started yet
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>Wake up early to get extra training in.
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You wake up several hours early, gathering all of your ninja gear and going through your morning exercises precisely before heading towards the training grounds Obito told you to meet. Of course, this early, you're the only one there.

You look out over the training field before you, and think about your lesson learned from Obito earlier.

>Current Stats:
>Ninjutsu: 2
>Taijutsu: 1
>Genjutsu: 4
>Intelligence: 3
>Strength: 1
>Speed: 2
>Stamina: 1
>Hand Seals: 4
>Total: 18
>Which stat do you want to train?
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>>2931086
Stamina definitely, will feed into everything else we do
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>>2931086

Start running, we need speed and stamina like a crack head needs an intervention.
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>>2931086
>Strength

>>2927493
Because we weren't strong enough, we couldn't save ourselves in time. Gotta fix that.
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>>2931086
>Stamina
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>Stamina
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You decide to focus primarily on stamina. All your abilities will stem from your stamina, deep down, and having better stamina will allow you to train more.

Roll 1d100 to see how your training went!
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>>2931159
holy shit
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>>2931159
Ahhh, no need to thank me everyone, it's all in a day's work.
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>>2931159
Hot diggety-damn.
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>>2931159
You just won over the teacher who was watching (probably). We are lee and guy now, ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURSELF ANON
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>>2931159
We're ready.
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You start running around the training ground, with no end goal in mind. You push yourself to your limits of stamina, but you keep running. As annoying as she is, Mariko is a senju, trained by a sannin, and Jun has the training of a ninja monk. You have no special abilities, no one knows your clan. You need to work extra hard to keep up, so you push yourself to keep sprinting, even as your lungs burn and your legs get heavier, you force yourself to keep going.

Your legs give out before your heart does, as you collapse onto the ground.

You're about to give in, when you flash back to your failure to save your teammates, even though it was Obito attacking you, he was right, your physical condition iisn't good enough for you to actually be of much use on the field. On burning, shaky legs, you force yourself to stand and keep running. By the time that you find you can't run anymore, you're absolutely drenched in sweat. You pushed yourself further than you thought you could, and you definitley feel like you've improved your stamina, although in the more immediate term you feel absolutely exhausted.

>+1.5 Stamina!

You spend the next hour recovering, and slowly starting to regain your strength, when Jun arrives, a bit earlier than expected.

He waves and approaches you, "Hello Katsuo! I thought I would be the first one here."

You shrug, "I wanted to get some training in early in the morning." Jun sits in the grass next to you, looking around.

"While it's just us... what do you think of Mariko?" he asks, cheeks turning a slight shade of red.

> She's a distraction.
> She's an obstacle.
> She's probably powerful.
> She's funny.
> She's cute.
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>>2931361
> She's funny.
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>>2931361
> She's funny.
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>>2931361
>She's funny.
> She's probably powerful.
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>>2931361
> She's probably powerful
>She'll probably be more useful once she gets over herself.
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>>2931395

This, so much this.
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>>2931395
Seconding.
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>>2931395
thirding
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>>2931395
Fourthing.
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>>2931395

Fifthing
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>>2931395
Sixthing. Ket's help our bro with his crush.
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>>2931395
All of this.
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>>2929750
Actually it all depends on when he died, did he have a chance to get in on before he died or not?
Even if naruto didn't have the nine-tails he would still be prime ninja material. Son of hokage and uzumaki

>>2931361
> She's probably powerful.
I mean senju. The guys who 'won' the warring states period
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>>2929750
>>2932235


Wonder what kyubi-less Naruto would be like. Assuming he does live he doesn't seem to have been in our class, which means he either didn't become a ninja, or he graduated early.
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>>2932292
Well in canon he failed to graduate early, mostly due to his shit chakra control cause of the nine tails and his shit attention span because everyone hated him, plus fanon is that the extra chakra from the nine tails gave him heaps of energy
Who knows how he would end up but its pretty likely he would still have the same attitude funnily enough
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>>2933147
I don't know, would he have as much to prove to others if he wasn't hated by everyone? Would Kushina beat some sense into him if she's still alive? He might just end up resenting his father for getting killed in a war they went and lost anyway.
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>genjustu heavy build
>dumping tai and stam
Why
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>>2933247
If anything naruto would be a sauce tier ball of angst trying to prove himself worthy of his fathers legacy
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>>2933147
Assuming he even exists, I'd say a lot more mellow and probably even pretty good with his chakra control. Without the kyuubi in him, Naruto wouldn't have to deal with the two main problems that plagued his childhood. The other villagers hating him for being the host of the ninetails, and his weird control due to it. Add that with potentially not being an orphan in this timeline and he's got way less to prove and doesn't need to act out nearly as much for attention.
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>>2933272
It's what we've got, I don't see a problem with having a good gen to start. Plus, most ninja have a real problem dealing with or even using genjutsu so having a strong foundation in it means we actually have a strong advantage against most opponents. We're a ninja too, so building up our other skills to impressive levels is mandatory if we want to go full jounin anyway. Way I see it, best means the best at everything like the top tier ninja are, and having a good grasp of genjutsu from the stat makes that easier in the long run.
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>>2933318
My complaint isn't taking genjustu
It's dumping taijutsu, a skill thats way more synergistic with genjustu than ninjutsu, and stamina, a stat that is important to both using genjustu reliably and not jobbing
We got really really lucky with that training roll allowing us to actually function as a ninja
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>>2933378
>My complaint isn't taking genjustu it's dumping taijutsu, a skill thats way more synergistic with genjustu than ninjutsu,
Meh, that's debatable
>and stamina, a stat that is important to both using genjustu reliably and not jobbing
I can agree somewhat as stamina is important, I think it's meant to start us off as more of a tactical build, and our hand seals make up for it a bit
>We got really really lucky with that training roll allowing us to actually function as a ninja
No doubt, 1.5 is pretty good for a genin, but remember 1, while not great, is about average at our age. I think we're fine stat wise with it being as early as it is in quest, but I do agree that pushing it up to 2 or even 2.5 if possible by focusing on it early is a good idea.
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>>2933302
He wasn't super angsty about everyone hating him, and even when he worked out he was partially the monster that destroyed the village he didn't really angst about it.

Although I could see him being similar to young Kakashi, rejecting everything his father stood for because "He failed".
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You think about it for a second. Your experiences with your teammates has been admittedly limited, but Mariko hasn't done much to leave a positive impression on you. "She's probably powerful, she is a Senju after all. Unfortunately, she's also a complete pain. She'll ultimately be more useful once she gets over herself."

Jun nods, rubbing the back of his head. "Right... I was just gonna say she's pretty. I guess you're probably right too, though." He says, blushing. You shrug.

"I don't envy Obito sensei, though. I'm not sure I can really see us acting as a cohesive unit." Your words come out a bit harsh, but Jun doesn't seem to have taken any offense. It's not wrong though, with a team of a wannabe princess kunoichi, a monk with no actual training, and you, you don't see yourself become as tightly knit as you'd think most teams are supposed to.

"I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Aren't we getting along pretty good now?" Jun asks, offering a wide grin.

You nod, "Yeah, I guess we are." You return his smile, but the nice moment is ruined, when you hear loud, angry girl approaching you.

"Hey!" Mariko shouts, "What are you two doing here early? And where's Obito sensei?"

Jun shrugs, "He hasn't arrived yet, and we were just talking."

Mariko glares at Jun, but then turns to you, "You're the smart one, right? What were you doing here?"

> Ask why she's being so hostile.
> Tell her you were talking about her.
> Tell her you came to train.
> Make up a story to freak her out.
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>>2934375
>> Tell her you came to train.
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>>2934375
>Tell her you came to train.
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>>2934375

>Tell her you came to train and ask why she's being so hostile.
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>>2934397
Supporting
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>>2934375
>> Ask why she's being so hostile.
>> Tell her you came to train.
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>>2934397
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>>2934375
>>2934397
This.
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>>2934397
Indeed! Going with this option.
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You look up at her, "I came here to train, I wanted to make sure I'm ready for our first day as proper genin. Why are you being so hostile? We're just sitting here." Mariko glares at you, before sitting down, a little ways away from you and Jun.

"Fine, I believe you. But, if we're all a team, we shouldn't keep secrets from one another." She says, looking between the two of you.

"No one kept any secrets from anyone..." You point out, but she simply ignores you.

"When it comes to actually doing missions, I think we should strategize. I'm clearly the best ninja amongst the three of us, so I should definitely be our heavy hitter when it comes to fights. You guys can both be my support ninja." Jun starts to nod along with her, but you shake your head.

"That's ridiculous. I'm pretty sure none of us have the abilities to take a lead role in fights anyways. What's the highest rank technique you know?" You ask.

She grins, "Rank C."

Damn, she definitely has you beat there.

You're saved from having to come up with a rebuttal, when almost out of nowhere, your instructor, Obito Uchiha appeared, rising out of a cloud of smoke.

"Nice to see you all here on time!" Obito cheerfully bellows, looking between the three of you. "Hopefully you all followed my instructions, and none of you ate breakfast?"

You shake your head, Jun simply says "Nope!" but Mariko lets out a groan. "Sensei, it was terrible! My manservants prepared the most beautiful breakfast, and I had to turn it down!"

Obito nods sincerely, "I'm sorry, Mariko, but it's pretty important."

He reaches into a pocket on his vest, before pulling out a pair of bells.

"I'm sure you must all be starving, but that's simply good incentive. You see, we need to do one last test, those who succeed will be treated to lunch by yours truly. Those that fail... will be sent back to the academy."

"What?!" all three of you cry at once.

He laughs, "I know, I know, shocking. Thing is, only a small percentage of the graduating class can actually become genin every year, to keep to an elite level of Konoha ninja."

"This test is a modification on a test my sensei gave to my team when we were young, and his sensei before him. It is a test with an extremely low success rate. There are currently two clones of myself in Konoha, each with a bell. The two of you that bring a bell back to me, will pass. The third one will be disqualified, and will have to return to the academy. These bells are your life, at this point, fight for them."

With that, the Obito standing in front of you vanishes in another cloud of smoke, leaving the three of you standing in the training ground.

> Rush to Konoha! Your teammates will slow you down.
> Try to cooperate with them.
> Trap your teammates in a genjutsu.
> Attack one of them while you can.
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>>2934660
> Rush to Konoha! Your teammates will slow you down.
Lets not just immediately make the "right" choice because we all already know what the bell test is about.
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>>2934660
>Try to cooperate with them.
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>>2934674
I want to team up with one of them and backstab them.
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>>2934660

Alright, if I roll higher than a seventy take my vote for working with team mates, if it;s lower then we rush to Konoha. Gotta limit meta knowledge somehow.
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>>2934660
>try to cooperate with them.
Teams are a trio for a reason! If one of us go back to the academy, the other two won't have enough power to finish the future missions. We must find a way so that we all win this, or it's better to just go back to the academy and try again next year.
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>>2934710
We don't know that. For all we know they make teams out of the students who pass the bell test.
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>>2934660
>Rush to Konoha! Your teammates will slow you down.
I'm voting less because of not wanting to meta and more because IC senju is being an ass and the other guy, despite being an agreeable sort, is kind of an idiot and already falling for a pretty face he's known for a total of 20 minutes. I'm just saying, if I was this kid and didn't know the trick of this test, I wouldn't exactly be scrambling to push teaming up with either.
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>>2934710
Wait why would push that hard and willingly go back to the academy for two people you met yesterday. One of which the MC has already showed frustration with in quest?
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>>2934722
And if we are the only one to pass maybe they'll just have us apprentice under a jonin and we can get solo training.
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>>2934721
This makes no sense. Why would we even be assigned an instructor if it's gonna be mix and matched right after?

>>2934729
I figure it's better than dying out there because you don't have someone watching your back.
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>>2934748
To test how certain combinations work and make the students take it more seriously. Maybe they want to see how a trio works together before committing. Sure student A and B passed, but they both almost killed each other completing the test. Would you want to keep them on the same team?
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>>2934693
Team Jun all the way!
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>>2934748
>This makes no sense. Why would we even be assigned an instructor if it's gonna be mix and matched right after?
No it makes sense. Even if it's not the real reason as we all know, it doesn't change the fact that as ninja we will be changed in and out of different teams, roles, and missioms throughout our careers. That's not to mention deaths, betrayals, etc and it would make sense to see how someone could come to the conclusion that this is meant to stress that not only does the mission come first and that failure means death (or going back to the academy in this case), but that you'll lose team mates on the way and have to deal with it instead of trying to prioritizing them and coming in empty handed. Hell the white fang of konoha is a sad reminder of that lesson.
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>>2934755
Doesn't quite fit my occam's kunai, but it's not like it's up to me to decide.
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>>2934766
Of course we should and will learn to work with our team and I'm sure I'll probably end up liking them better as I get to know them or whatever but until then I'm going to vote like how a 12 year old would act when frustrated with his team and try to secure my win.
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You look between your teammates. A part of you wants to work with them, isn't that what you were taught to do throughout your Academy days? But no, this means too much for you, you've worked too hard to deal with the possibility of losing your spot. You don't say a word to them, before rushing off towards Konoha.

You break out into a sprint, jumping up into the trees and quickly dashing between branches to get closer to the main village.

> Roll 1d100!
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>>2934660
> Rush to Konoha! Your teammates will slow you down.
We all know how the bell test works
Lets be a bit misguided for once
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>64

You see Mariko pass you first, she even turns back to stick her tongue out at you as she jumps ahead. She's faster than you, even when you try to catch up, you already expended quite a bit of energy with your training earlier, and the hunger was starting to get to you. Jun runs past you just before you make it to Konoha, although you don't think he even noticed you.

By the time you get past the gates, Jun and Mariko are both chasing after two seperate Obito clones. One was heading off towards the Konoha Monument, while the other was heading off towards the Uchiha district and the Police Headquarters.

> Chase after Jun
> Chase after Mariko
> Attack Jun
> Attack Mariko
> Write-in.
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>>2934895
>Chase after Mariko
>Use Genjutsu on her to make everything look 3ft more to the left
That should give us time to get the bell
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>>2934895
>Chase after Mariko
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>>2934895

>Assume that neither will be successful in capturing the clone, but that Mariko will provide the better distraction. Follow her and the clone as best you can and wait for an opportune moment to ensnare both in a genjutsu and take the bell.
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>>2934895
>Chase after Mariko
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>>2934895
>chase after Jun
He's weaker than worst girl and probably dumber
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>>2934964

Jokes on you, monk boy is probably suprisingly competent.
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>>2934964
Say's who? being humble and sporting a crush doesn't make you weak. Big reaching assumptions can get you in trouble. Mariko talks a big game, could be a weakness. That's a known deal.
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>>2934895
>Chase after Mariko
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>>2934968
>>2934973
where was this support when we had the chance to team with best boy? I was just trying to be in-character
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>>2934988
Just got here. We haven't exactly established a character yet. Labeling someone we barely know, who's actually been nice to us by the way, weak is pretty out there. Especially since we know little about him,except he's trained differently and that he's related to Kurenai.
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>>2935017
fair, also just realized i read the story wrong and filled in the blanks with>>2934722. sorry for spaget.

except for not going team jun, my salt is real(ly small)
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>>2935036
To be fair I said dumb, not weak or incompetent
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You rush after Mariko, although you stay far enough behind that she doesn't notice you, as she's too focused on chasing after Obito. Your sensei is fast, of course, faster than either of you. So, both of you are having to push yourselves to keep up. Eventually, as your sensei picks up a greater lead, he jumps down from the rooftops, onto a fairly empty clearing in the streets below.

"C'mon, Mariko. Show me that Senju Will of Fire! I know you have it within you!" Obito calls towards the kunoichi. Mariko grits her teeth, before nodding.

"Fine then, I'd hoped I wouldn't need to go too far, but I suppose it's time for me to go all out!" She yells back, before charging towards him and leaping up into the air.

"Heaven Kick of Pain!" She cries as she brings her foot down towards Obito. Your sensei clearly wasn't expecting Mariko to act like she had, and he barely jumps out of the way on time, as Mariko ends up kicking the earth, sending out a massive shockwave that sends Obito flying backwards.

Afterwards, the clearly exhausted Mariko tries to search for Obito through the cloud of dust she just raised, although he's running off another direction.

> Chase after Obito!
> Seal Mariko in a genjutsu and then chase after Obito.
> Go to help Mariko.
> Write-in.
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>>2935122
> Seal Mariko in a genjutsu and then chase after Obito.
Best we don't leave her as a loose end to ambush us once we get the bell.
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>>2935122
>> Seal Mariko in a genjutsu and then chase after Obito.
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>>2935122
>> Chase after Obito!
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>>2935122

> Chase after Obito!

damn, should genjutsu'd sensei while she was kicking at him. Well away we go after Obito., we don't have time to waste he's faster than us if we lose him we'll never catch up.
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>>2935122
>> Chase after Obito
Not much stamina guys
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>>2935122
>> Chase after Obito!
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>>2935122
>Chase after Obito

She'll be busy enough with the dust.
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>>2935160
>>2935122
>> Go to help Mariko.
Shit, actually, i'll switch to this. Gotta help the headstrong teammate.
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>>2935139
If she does that she's done.
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>>2935122
> Go to help Mariko.
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>>2935122
>> Chase after Obito!
Let's make the most of that opening.
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>>2935122
>chase obito
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>>2935194
You glance at Mariko, but ultimately decide it would cost too much time to stop and deal with her one way or the other, so you take off after Obito.

Obito's clone is faster than you, and he knows Konoha better than you, but you know that Obito must be expending extra energy, since he had a second clone running from Jun at the same time.

Roll 1d100 to keep up with Obito.
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Watch this.
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>>2935266
Lewd
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Hey so while we wait for OP to return, what nature you guys hoping for? Me personally, I'm thinking earth or wind
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>>2936348
At this point, Wood because it would really annoy the Senju girl.
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>>2936348
I'd like earth as well.
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>>2936348
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>>2936702
I'll piss into the wind and say lightning.
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>>2936413
>we pioneer kekkailess advanced release just to piss off worst girl
This will be our legend
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>>2936844
Would be different than most other mcs currently.
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>>2936858
>implying that wouldn't just make her thirsty
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>>2936348
Probably water, it always felt better as a support style.
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>>2936844
Lightning was a good choice too, I just rarely see earth and I don't think wind has been done before. Plus if we went wind and combined that with our advanced seal level, we could go paper/fuinjutsu route and shoot super fast paper darts/planes/throwing stars and use the seals on them for cool shit, easiest being making them explode.
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>>2936919
>paper/fuinjutsu route and shoot super fast paper darts/planes/throwing stars and use the seals on them for cool shit, easiest being making them explode.
But we're not a sexy as fuck bookworm girl...
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>>2936919
We're already going the genjutsu route which is a lot of work already.
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>>2937100
We're barely out of the academy. Pretty sure we have time to go whatever route we want.
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>>2937201
Yeah but we have a four in it already, which is crazy for an academy student.
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>>2937202
We also have high seals and int:maybe we can be a generalist?
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>>2937202
Yeah, but we'll never be as good at it as the filthy eyeniggers currently running the Village.
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>>2937247
So specialize in genjutsu that doesn't rely on sight?
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>>2937237
Naruto is all about specialization, all the characters who were generalists got dicked on hard by anyone who specialized.
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>>2937261
We'll still never top all the Sharingan bullshithax on the Genjutsu front without one.
And if we can't top an existing ability we'll never become famed as a great shinobi.
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>>2937298
Just steal their eyes lmao.
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>>2937298
Well, obito is our sensei and we may become his star pupil....
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>>2937298
Kakashi. Yes, I know Shippuden kinda let his versatility fall by the wayside, but his base concept as a character is still "dude who knows at least five jutsu for every possible situation."
>>2937309
>stealing niggereyes
>in a village run by eyeniggers
Do you want beheaded? Because that's how you get beyeaded.
>>2937378
And I DOUBT the eyeniggers would be cool with us inheriting one of his eyes. Kakashi got away with it in canon because the eyeniggers weren't in charge and it was a field decision, wih the eye already in his head by the time anyone else knew.
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We don't need bullshit eye hacks to be a great ninja. We just need to train our asses off and become the next Tobirama.
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>>2937412
Just use contact lenses.
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>>2937423
That worked so well for green naruto. If you have no bloodline powers you're done for.
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>>2937423
I'm arguing SPECIFICALLY against specializing too heavily in Genjutsu, due to the eyeniggers being able to be better at it than us with minimal effort due to hax.
I'm NOT arguing for acquiring niggereyes.
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>>2937430
Sound based genjustu is pretty strong based off of some of the sound nin techniques and something that won't get us raped by sausake in seconds
Eye shit may be strong, but only the top percintile of uchiha ever get that strong and we can still catch them by suprise
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>>2937430
>>2937444
Is there anything we could learn that could hard counter eyeshits?
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>>2937452
Hidden mist jutsu if I recall correctly. Pretty much anything that saturates an area with chakra.
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>>2937237
4 is jounin level right? Personally I want to spec a nin/gen build with maybe a side specialization.
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Advanced element release would be a fucking powermove
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Sorry about the wait everyone, I won't be able to run consistently for the rest of the day, but I will continue running on tuesday. In the meantime, if you have any questions or feedback on the quest, let me know! I will periodically pop in whenever I get the chance.
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>>2937478
Is my dumb idea viable?
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>>2937452

Mother fucking flashbang no jutsu. If it doesn't exist me make that shit.

We make epilepsy no Justu and run around with bright strong flashing multicoloree lights pouring out in front of us.

Develop pepper spray no justsu and shoot their precious eyes full of concentrated capsaicin.

Or we go the tool route and get a ninja tool that existed in real life, a hollow egg filled with ground glass and lye that we throw in their fucking face.

REMOVE UCHIHA.
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Possibly. When it comes time to determine nature, that will be rolled randomly, and it will be possible to have two releases, which could be combined with enough training. Of course, if you train enough you'll be able to brute force your way to mastery of multiple releases, which could then, with more training lead to advanced releases.
>>2937412
The only reason Fugaku let Kakashi keep the eye was because it was Obito's wish, if I remember right. If it wasn't, he would have ripped that thing right out of Kakashi's head.
>>2937467
4 is really high for fresh genin. The only other characters with at least 4 level stats are Shikamaru with a 5 in Intelligence and Sakura with a 4 in Hand Seals.

Also here's a character sheet for Katsuo, to remind yourselves. https://pastebin.com/NjvBKJGu
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>>2937444

Sound genjustus are legit, let's mess with the inner ear in particular. Considering how fast ninja move if we fuck with their balance they might kill themselves for us.

As an expirement bend over at the waist bring your right arm up place your left arm in the crook of your right arm, then pinch your nose with your right hand. Now spin around real fast a few times and then try to walk. That's what fucking eith your inner ear does to you. Now imagine we do that to a guy while we're both running and jumping at brrakneck speeds. Even as they recognize it it will be to late for them to course correct and they'll go plowing into something and while they're trying to regain their feet we can walk up and kill them.

Also tools, we need bitching ninja tools. I'm talking climbing claws, tanto, explosives and burning oil, bowdart gun, smoke bombs. Poison smoke bombs. We are weak, let's get creative and fuck with people the way ninja should.
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>>2937560

Per canon if i remember correctly fugaku didn't give a shit about obitos wish. The Uchida didn't rip the eye out because Minato and the Sandiame told them to fuck off and Kakashi was part of a improtant but diminished clan.
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>>2937568
Agreed, we could use a Biwa and pretend to be a wandering minstrel on our missions. We could totally become a top tier Anbu assassin giving people heart attacks due to our amazing genjustus.
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>>2936348

I wan't lighting, for one reason and one reason only. We are genjutsu man, the bodies signals are conducted by the nerves using electricity. I think this presents a wonderful opportunity.

ELECTRIC GENJUTSU THAT FUCK WITH THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

touch a guy, hit a guy with what he thinks is just a low level raiton. Make him think we just shocking grasped him or something, when in reality we've just completely compromised his ability to fight. From the moment he felt the zap he's been under our genjutsu. Fucking legit.
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>>2937560
How advanced is advanced release? Like "jonin spec into two basic natures on average, so not too far off" hard or "this nerd is a kage canidate" hard
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>>2937611
That's fucking tasty, my gai
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My favourite idea so far is the anon who suggested strobe light no jutsu. It's a pretty common idea for naruto quests but I'd like to take it in a different direction. Have all our jutsu be loud and colourful, distract them so much with flash bangs and colourful but weak jutsu that they miss a trap or forget about a kunai
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>>2937611
I like this.
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>>2937646
Combine that with >>2936919 and have a paper minefield (different colored for different areas to blend in)
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>>2933272
Because the voters are faggots who just want to self-insert for lewds with waifus via mind-control.
It's a shame, because I really like this alternate universe.
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>>2937711
>mind-control
Just because you keep saying that doesn't make it true.
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>>2937560
What do the other genin and our teammate think about us? We didn't get much interaction with them
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>>2937773
Weird kid who doesn't talk much.
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>>2937574
That's probably right, I admit I might get some things wrong during this quest.
>>2937636
Advanced releases are more tough than just learning the two basic natures. It definitely won't be something you'll be able to do for a good while. It will be a long term investment, although dice rolls could make it come sooner.
>>2937773
You basically spent your entire time at the academy studying and never talking to most of the other students. As a result, you're generally seen as a weird loner, although most also recognize that you're near the top of the class and don't seem like a necessarily bad person.
> Hinata appreciates that you were nice to her.
> Sasuke sees you as a rival to surpass.
> Mariko thinks you're a nuisance, but Jun thinks you're really cool.
> Shino is probably the closest thing you have to a friend.
> Most everyone else barely knows you exist.
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>>2937859
At least Shino thinks we are cool. The guy is the only real ninja anon the rookie nine.
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>>2937859
>Sasuke sees you as a rival to surpass.
...We gotta make it one-sided. Whenever he gives out any rival-like speech about being superior to us, we just clap him on the shoulder and go "Good show, man!"

Basically never ever acknowledge his rivalry with us.
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>>2937879
Or just walk away or pretend like we didn't hear it.
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>>2937859
>Sasuke sees you as a rival to surpass.
Huh, didn't even need to speak to the guy to get acknowledged, neat.
>>2937879
>one sided rivalry
Ha, yes. This has all of my support going forward.
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I'm pretty into both the weaponized instrument and the lightning based nerve hacking jutsu ideas. I still wanto pad out our ninjutsu and make a nin/gen based ninja to both really make use of our high end seals and to not put all our eggs in one basket. Learning minor genjutsus to use together in different combinations to mess with enemies, while learning strong offensive jutsu to up our attack. That with training up stamina, should be a good way to start building up MC. Basically
>get stamina up to 2 to 3
>build up a number of low to mid tier genjutsu
>1 to 3 different offensive ninjutsu to up direct combat ability
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>>2937879
>Starts ranting about defeating us when we roll up with the squad.
>Leave over and whisper to Jun "Dude I don't know what you did but sauce HATES you."
We just always think he's talking about someone else.
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>>2937935
I agree, but I think the instrument genjustsu should be our main focus with the lighting jutsu being secondary. After all if we can paralyze people we could easily just kill them with a kunai or have our partners do it.
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>>2937937
And when he's talking to us alone, we just look around and go "Wow, you're rival is a master of stealth. Good thing you got the sharingan.".
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>>2937971
>It eventually develops into a DBZ Abridged Goku-Vegeta routine
>We:"Hey best buddy!"
>Sasuke:"FUCK YOU!"
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My only issue with sound based genjutsu is that, we know that headphones and radios exist in canon, which means any ninja would be able to just play white noise through them leaving it useless.
My money would be on the sense of feeling. Let Katsuo get his taijutsu upinstead and when he fights he leaves just the faintest static electricity cloud around his body. You exchange blows and his genjutsu has you trapped.
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>>2937971
>Squaring off in the chunin exams
>"Time to show everyone who the better ninja is!"
>"You already have. Kiba lost in the prelims."
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>>2938009
>After our (unlikely) victory
>"I can't believe I lost..."
>"Don't worry buddy, you'll get em' next time."
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>>2937998
You need hearing in a large battle like that, if you have all that white noise your not going to be able to hear important things like kunais coming at you from behind.
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>>2937998
Yea cause all ninja bring along their Walkman's when going into combat . . . It'll be a none issue 99% of the time and no one is suggesting that be the only thing we can do.
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>>2937998
I would argue just having different genjutsu that affect different sense, with an instrument or special tool to quick shot sound based genjutsu on enemies. Like I said, let's not put all our eggs in one basket.
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>>2937998

If they turn on the white noise we've denied them one of their senses. If they are functionally deaf that makes it that much easier for us to win.
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>>2938102
Far as I can see if we have a focus in genjutsu, some ninjutsu as a backup, and a decent form of cqc we should be okay. We just have to not end up falling behind in our major style because we wanted to round ourself out more.
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>>2938122
That's fair but you have to remember you have to be good at everything to be a jounin, even if you have a preferred specialization. Got to be at around all 3s. Even jounin like Gai and Kurenai, who were all about their taijutsu and genjutsu respectively, had around 3s and 4s in multiple stats. It's kind of expected as konoha are pretty much elite of the elite by ninja standards. Not to say we shouldn't focus on our strengths but being well rounded is pretty much required to get to high tier ninja status.
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>>2938147

Testing, testing.

And while I'm at it I'd point out we are Genin, not even Chunin yet. Lets worry about meeting Jonin standards if we get that far. For right now we need some aces up our sleeves more than we need a stacked deck.
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Testing.

Is the reason Sasuke sees us a rival because of our skill in Genjutsu? I mean, aren't the Uchiha the specialists on that in Konoha due to their eye powers?
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>>2938357
As much as every skill is a specialty to the Uchiha due to the fact being an Uchiha is playing on easy mode.
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>>2938357

I think he marked us as his rival because we were the only one who ignored him, combined with the fact we did well.

He may have seen it as an insult. "I'm so far above you I don't even have to acknowledge you or your skills." since that's the kind of attitude Sasuke often has it's the kind of thing he might see in others.
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>>2938387
Sasuke seems like he’s a tad more arrogant in this AU. I can see him being offended by us refusing to acknowledge him. Just like with our own Kuinoichi teammate
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>>2938417

Which would just make being oblivious to it as proposed earlier even funnier.
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Are we just an orphan or do we have a family?
Also whats our social status
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Since our Sensei never actually specified *which* Bell, only that we retrieve *a* bell , what are the odds we can just go buy a bell and return with it?
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>>2938710
Pretty good, but lets save that as our ace in the hole in case we can't actually get it.
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We back?
>69

You take off after Obito, but you're already tired. There's no way you can match up to his speed. Out of desperation, you reach into your backpocket and throw a kunai at your sensei. Your aim is good, but without turning around, Obito instantly vanishes. You immediately try to spot him again, but he seems completely gone. You check for genjutsu and find nothing.

https://youtu.be/E8oFiJgsyEc

You rush over to where he was to try to get a better look, only to be caught off guard when you hear Obito's voice coming from above you. "Fire Release: Fireball Jutsu!" You quickly look up and see Obito falling towards you, before breathing out a giant fireball, sending it directly towards you. In a split second, you use a substition jutsu, switching places with a log just as the fireball hits. You barely manage to make it out without getting burned, as the roof you had been standing on quickly erupted into flames.

As you stop to catch your breath for a few moments, you're not given much warning before Obito charges out of the fire, wielding a Fūma Shuriken. He rushes towards you, using the shuriken as a melee weapon to slash at you, something you just barely dodge away from each time. "You're smart, but like I said, you're weak. You're slowing down and getting tired. In a one-on-one fight, you're effectively crippled."

You grit your teeth and try not to show any weaknesses, he's right. You can't keep this up forever. Each of his attacks gets closer and closer to landing, you need to find a way to change up the game. If you can't take him on in a real fight, that just means you need to find a way to even the odds.

> Use the last of your chakra reserves to seal him in a genjutsu.
> Run away!
> Smash his goggles with your forehead protector.
> Use the last of your chakra to create clones as a distraction.
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>>2938825
>> Smash his goggles with your forehead protector.
Probably the most unexpected option along with one that could potentially blind him for a bit giving us a better chance.
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>>2938825
>> Smash his goggles with your forehead protector.
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>>2938825
> Smash his goggles with your forehead protector
He's probably banking on us playing to our obvious strengths, this might trip him up.
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>>2938825
>> Smash his goggles with your forehead protector.
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>>2938825
> Smash his goggles with your forehead protector
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>>2938825
> Smash his goggles with your forehead protector.
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Ruin his fucking eyes with shards of plastic! REMOVE UCHIHA
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>>2938332
Oh shit we back? I thought 4chan was still crapping itself. Anyway I do agree that it's kind of far in the future but my point is that a jack of all trades thing isn't actually as big of an issue in this setting as it is in others. In fact being a master of all seems encouraged more than anything. Still, that's why I say we just focus on learning 1 or ninjutsu, a handful of genjutsu both for our very advanced skill in it and because most ninja are at a disadvantage against it because it's actually pretty hard to deal with for the majority of people, and building up stamina and chakra reserves to last longer.
>>2938357
Personally I think it's more because MC is highly skilled in certain areas, even outstripping most chunin in hand seals and pure genjutsu skill. Add that with not really giving sasuke any attention, hurting his ego a bit, and it's understandable this more narcissistic version of sasuke would both want to keep an eye on MC and even want to force MC to acknowledge him as the superior ninja.
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>>2938963
You have to be good in all areas, but by no means do you need to master everything. Guy has barely anything but Taijutsu and he's a jonin just fine, same with Kurenai and Genjutsu.
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>>2938991
The key word is specialize, he SPECIALIZES in taijutsu. He's actually really skilled in everything though, I don't think any of guys stats are below a 3. Even his grnjutsu skill, and I don't think he's ever once shot one off ever in the entirety of naruto. Your skills and your style/preffered specialization are two different things I would say. Figuring out a style or specialization is a good idea, but in the long run of our ninja career we shouldn't neglect any of our stats.
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>>2939014
Guy's ninjutsu and genjutsu skills are only 3 which is average chunin level. It balances out because of the fact he has fives in all the relative stats for his focus.
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>>2939025
....yeah, how does that not prove my point?
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>>2939032
Because 3 isn't very skilled its a little better than average for ninjas.
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>>2938894

>89

https://youtu.be/0TsE01qdy5A

"You're right sensei." You say, "I may not be the strongest, I may not have the chakra of a Senju or a monk, but I have one thing no other ninja in Konoha has!" You strike a dramatic pose, and Obito immediately falls back into a defensive stance, preparing for whatever hidden, ultra powerful jutsu you're about to pull out. Instead, you leap forward, smashing your forehead hard against Obito's goggles.

Obito, who was expecting something very, very different from you stumbles backwards, struggling with his now broken goggles. "A brain." You finish, as you rush forwards, aiming for the bell attached to his vest. Hearing you coming, your blinded sensei jumps away. You've taken out one of his senses, which should even the odds a little bit, but of course battling a jōnin was never going to be as simple as that.

"Playing off of my expectations..." Obito chuckles, "Like I said, you're smart. But it's still not enough. You need more than cheap tricks to take down an enemy, and that's when you reach the end of your rope."

"Well then," another voice from behind you calls out, "Maybe I can help with that!"

You turn, to see Mariko charging from behind you. The complete idiot just wasted her stealth advantage, which was invaluable considering up until that moment, neither you or Obito seemed to know she was following you.

https://youtu.be/5kQWQiMypjc

"Earth Style: Flying Stones Jutsu!"

She suddenly slams her fists down, causing the earth below her to rise up and fire at Obito, several of them slamming into your sensei. Obito is buried under a heap of stones, and you and Mariko are left standing, unsure what to do with one another while Obito is down.

> Seal Mariko in a genjutsu
> Offer to cooperate with Mariko
> Run to get the bell before she does.
> Let Mariko get the bell.
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>>2939077
>> Seal Mariko in a genjutsu
Mess with his hearing.
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>>2939077
>Seal Mariko in a genjutsu
>Yell her to watch out behind her first
She's dumb enough to fall for it
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>>2939088
That's our teammate. Who is a girl. Not our sensei.
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>>2939077
> Let Mariko get the bell.
She technically did knock him out. But we should go with plan B while she takes it, >>2938710, just buying a bell
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>>2939120
Lol sounds good +1
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>>2939077
>Seal Mariko in a genjutsu
>> Offer to cooperate with Mariko
She did kind of help us, I'd argue getting the bell thrn offering to help her get the other one.
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>>2939177
She isn't going to accept that. She's too proud and would wonder why she's even discussing letting the "peasant" have first dibs.
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>>2939177

I’ll support this

>>2939209
Play it off with a little kowtowing, like we’re holding the bell *for her* or something like that.
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>>2939215
She's not dumb. Besides if we try to be diplomatic about this we are wasting precious time. If we waste time trying to convince Mariko of some bullshit, there is a very good chance Obito is gonna do something.
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Honestly we should seal her in a genjustu or let her have it and do another thing. Anything else is letting Sensei have time to wake up.
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>>2939230
She’s no idiot, but her ego is massive. I think with a few fancy words we can get her to see things our way.
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If he is even knocked out/incapacitated that is.
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>>2939246
Then she's an idiot. What fancy words could we have to convince her to risk going back to the academy? The only way this works is if we give her the bell as a show of good faith.
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>>2939249
Not being an idiot doesn't make you immune to persuasion, and she has a pretty large ego. I think playing off of that is a pretty viable option.
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Remember guys we believe this is something where one of us has to fail. Just trap her in a genjutsu so we can take the bell and run.
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>>2939247
He’s probably not

>>2939249
I dunno, tell her if she’s as great as she says she is that she should have little fear of getting the other bell. Least of all with our help. Be sure to mention how great her clan is for good measure.
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>>2939254
It makes you immune to stupid arguments though. How is she going to just accept to give the bell to some weakling she just met, who, might I remind you, is more tired than she is right now. We have no grounds to demand being allowed to take that bell. It'll just devolve into an argument and give Obito time to do something. We could leverage letting her take the bell for help getting the other one though. That's the only route I see to convincing her and I haven't been given an explanation of how we could "persuade" her to give us the bell that didn't end up inadvertently characterizing Mariko as a dumbass.
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>>2939257
That sounds like something Naruto would fall for. Minus the having a clan/family part.
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>>2939268
She honestly seems like our team’s Naruto. Barring that, she’s been pining for attention and recognition pretty much the entire time we’ve known her. I feel like if we finally started to suck up to her, then she’d be easy to manipulate.
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>>2939287
If we give her the bell we could probably get her cooperation. If we don't and instead try to take the bell for ourselves, I don't see how that doesn't devolve into an argument/fight. Unless she is our team's Nart. In which case yea, not the brightest bulb it might work. Guess we don't know her enough yet.
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If we can even say our team even has someone like Nart. Don't know them enough yet.
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>>2939307
Yeah, I’ll admit it’s taking a bit of a risk. I’m kind of thinking it could work largely based on what bits of her personality we’ve seen so far.
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>>2939036
>Because 3 isn't very skilled its a little better than average for ninjas.
Anon, I don't think you know what being very skilled means.
>isn't very skilled
>is better than average
You kinda have to pick one here. If there's a baseline skill in my chosen career, and I am better than average in that skill, then I must, by the most basic of fucking logic, be GOOD at that skill. Not necessarily remarkable or amazing, but still GOOD at it. You CANNOT be better than average at something without being good at it.
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Calling to seal Mariko in a genjutsu.

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Being skilled at something means your better than above average. It implies having a talent at it.
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I think you're confusing "skilled" with "expert".

skilled
skild/
adjective
having or showing the knowledge, ability, or training to perform a certain activity or task well.
"a lab technician skilled in electronics"

WELL. Not amazingly, just well.
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>>2939414
Honestly we're just splitting hairs at this point. Point is we should get our physical skills and Taijutsu to 3 and Ninjutsu to 4 while we get the rest to 5.
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What if we just fucking kill Mariko
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>>2939414
Pretty much this, like Gai can do genjutsu well, he's good at it as far as pure skill goes. He's not amazing by any means but his skills are good enough for an elite of konoha. Now you know who DID do amazingly well? This guy right here>>2939412 props
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>>2939429
Then we get executed for both killing a fellow leaf ninja and the closest thing this village has to a princess as she's one of the last of the beloved senju clan. Sorry anon, killing is kind out of the question.
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>>2939429
That's pretty fucking retarded
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>>2939429
We won't do your dirty work eyenigger.
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>>2939429
What if my dick killed your mom?
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>>2939425
Personally I'd say Taijutsu to 4, Ninjutsu only to 3.
Genjutsu and Taijutsu synergize well together, with each making openings and distractions for the other, same as how people will combine Ninjutsu and Taijutsu. Gen and Nin work more at cross-purposes when you try to combine them by both requiring hand seals, and both draining our chakra (which we, not being a freak of nature like canon Nalt, have a limited pool of).
>>2939429
Get the fuck outta here, bismuth.
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>>2939450
I hope Danzo is still alive so we can get his help to remove the Uchiha menace and Make Konoha Great Again.
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>>2939446
I'd say pushing our nin to 4 and tai to 2 to 3 at most. Ninjutsu has always been a strong contender in naruto and there's near limitless applications depending on the jutsu you learn. Plus come on, ninjutsu gets no love whatsoever on /qst/. It's either taijutsu or genjutsu. Sometimes you just want to shoot a tornado dragon at a cloud nigger.
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>>2939453
>Ninjutsu gets no love
Name one quest where we actually focused on Genjutsu? Tsuki was a ninjutsu focus and the one from Mini's quest is too much of a generalist to be considered anything.
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Helping Danzo stage a coup and genociding the Uchiha is the only way for true peace throughout the ninja world
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>>2939451
>Danzo
>implying the Uchiha would let Danzo of all people live through their coupe
Let's be honest, if Danzo somehow survived there's still no way he's still in the village. I bet you ROOT would be a rogue ninja group, or he ran far enough and did what orichimaru did, ran the fuck off far enough to start his own ninja village in some backwater, secluded country.
>>2939454
There is no way in hell you can argue Boruto quest MC not being genjutsu focused for almost the entire quest.
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>>2939458
To be fare I dropped the quest around the time we met the owls and then we were going so many different directions.
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>>2939453
The problem though is that, again, we've only GOT two hands to make seals with.
So juggling both Ninjutsu and Genjutsu is a fools errand. Either one can be effectively shored up with Taijutsu because it's literally a big fancy word for "knowing how not to get your shit stomped the moment an opponent gets into melee range".
Personally I'd have wanted to go Ninjutsu focused, but /qst/s Genjutsu fetish has trapped us on this route.
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>>2939460
All your rambling about /qst/ having a genjutsu fetish is ridiculous. Almost any time a Naruto themed quest comes up we go Taijustsu and any hint of an idea of going genjutsu is immediately stomped into the ground
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>>2939460

And I personally want to spec hard into ninja tools and stealth, and be an actual fucking ninja instead of a shitty magic samurai without a weapon, but we can't have nice things.

You are absolutely right about the hands thing though, shame the other guy can't see that. We really don't need ninjutsu, at least not much. I'd say having some ninjutus is important though, because then we can play a "is it real or isn't it game" with genjutsu. Show them the illusion of technique they know we can do so they waste energy dealing with techniques that don't exist, or make them think we can only do illusions and then actually do the technique they think is an illusion and catch them with it. That sort of thing. Which would require we be able to do the jutsu as well as make illusions that mimicked them, because if it became known we could only do illusions then the games up. We can't threaten with something everyone knows we don't have.
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>>2939469
Could be worse you could be a puppetfag
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>>2939460
All of that sounds ridiculous anon. First off just because you can't shoot off a gen and ninjutsu at the exact same time doesn't mean they can't be used effectively together. Not to mention a habd seal stat at 4 means you can shoot off jutsu really quickly anyway. Plus sure you keep saying taijutsu works better together with genjutsu, but what are you going to do, punch him while trying to use genjutsu. They're all vast arts with near limitless applications and combinations. There's no hard fact on what works better with what, you've just got to be creative with how you use them.
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>>2939473
>Not wanting to build and use what are basically ninja robots

Go away Jewchiha shill.
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>>2939477
I was a puppetfag anon, anything that can potentially be mecha has my vote.
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>>2939473

Bitch you take that back, magic Bunraku puppets of doom are one of the better things in the setting, and they should be used.
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>>2939477
Go back to your sand castle, fuckin sandninjas with their puppet faggotry
>>2939471
I can see fine anon, thank you for your concern.
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>>2939469
Exactly. The one time we tried going full genjustu with Takeshi in Mini's quest the more the ninfags pushed us to generalizing we generalized. At this point in that quest with our Boil release we have basically given a backseat to Genjutsu. I'm not saying nin is bad. I am saying its stupid how everytime genjutsu gets brought up its always "waahhh we can never be as good as the eyeniggers waaahh" and then we into ninjutsu/whatever the fuck else cause anons have a hate boner for Genjutsu.
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>>2939480
....what if we got earth nature and made a mecha golem jutsu?
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>>2939476

No, we don't punch someone while using genjutsu, we kick him while using genjutsu. Seriously, we need to pick a Taijutsu style built around kicks and footwork that leaves the hands free, so we can fend off people with our feet while we use our hands to make magic gang signs to hypnotize them with.
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>>2939487
Ships sailed, plus we Konoha doesn't have puppet masters so we couldn't really learn it well without connections to the Sand.
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>>2939486
I never said that to be fair, I'm actually all for upping our genjutsu to 5 if possible and being a complete master at it. I'm just saying if I had to chose between ninjutsu or taijutsu as our secondary, I'd go ninjutsu.
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>>2939488
When you get good with handseals you can do them one handed. I think learning to knife fight would be great for us, especially if we decide to go the assassin route.
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>>2939490
No not puppets, just giant rock golems
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>>2939494
Eh probably would cost too much chakra plus would need the chakra threads like puppets to actually make them move.
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>>2939471
To be far Genjutsu is more than just visual illusions my dude. At its core its more about controlling a persons the chakra to the cerebral nervous system. So someone could see/hear/smell/feel/ etc. something or a thousand other combinations of the above plus the lose of any of the five senses to a wide range of degrees. Anons have already speculated some cool things we could do already.
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But here's the problem. It's not because we can't use both at once, but that NEITHER one wants to be in super close combat.
We absolutely NEED to have a melee option, so we don't get our shit pushed in the moment someone gets close enough to punch us in the face or disable our hands.
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>>2939497
One offensive way of using genjutsu would be learning one that just completely overloads the senses. Taste touch, sight, hearing, everything. I don't care who you care, getting successfully hit by something like that and feeling the full brunt of completely overloading every sense you have at once will knock you out no question.
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>>2939504
There are ninja tools to help us get range like smoke bombs.
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>>2939497

I was lightning speculation anon, was on my phone at the time, but even that relies on being able to actually do a shocking grasp jutsu, so they think it was just the shocking grasp when it was actually a genjutu and since they think it was the shocking grasp they aren't looking for the genjutsu.
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>>2939497
Maybe we could find a way to make the body into thinking its having a heart attack or at least fuck with there body chemistry. Or maybe make them unable to access their memories from before being trapped in the genjutsu, after all if you can't remember what things are like outside the genjutsu you probably wouldn't be able to tell if your in one.
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>>2939504
That's not true, you can use gen/ninjutsu that work for melee. Like for genjutsu, a few easy ones is doing what the sound ninja did and using a tool like bells on you to cast sound based genjutsu on them when fighting close ranged, you could also use genjutsu to create afterimages/fake images as you fight so that they can't get a bead on how you're attacking. With ninjutsu you could do a straightforward one like forming armor out of the element, using a shortranged attacks like a jutsu that blasts arcs of lightning at enrmies near you, creating area of effects around you, or coating your fists/forming weapons from jutsu. You could use a jutsu that forms blades of wind circling around your hands and just slash at enemies in close or far range. Remember that ninjutsu is basically magic and that you can make some pretty amazing ones if you're creative enough.
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>>2939522

The thing is the magic gang sign requirement for nin or genjutsu is a bit of a problem when you are in really close.

Yeah if you charge up first, or if you are skilled enough to just use pure elemental chakra there are some great ways to use nin jutsu to supplement taijutsu and strengthen it, but when you are right in someones face you can't reasonably expect to stop and occupy both of your hands flashing magic gang signs. If your hands are busy the other guy will have free reign to hit you.
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>>2939527
You keep forgetting one handed hand signs are a thing.
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>>2939527
It's not all that much of a problem if you're quick as fuck and have excellent chakra control
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>89
As soon as Mariko makes eye contact with you, you shrug. "Sorrry, princess." You had the hand signs prepared as soon as she'd revealed herself, but as soon as you two make eye contact, you finish the seal with the Ram hand seal before she can even think to avert her gaze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNjtroPFQ1s

"Endless Staircase Jutsu!"

Mariko's eyes suddenly go wide. "K-Katsuo? Where am I? Wh-what?" She begins to walk in place, as if climbing a staircase that isn't real. You smirk to yourself. Just as planned. The Endless Staircase Jutsu is a simple genjutsu of your own design, trapping the user in a room with a staircase, climbing up endlessly. Or at least, until the genjutsus ends. You don't have the energy to worry about keeping her sealed in the illusion, so you quickly pick up a rock and hit her on the back of the head with it, knocking her unconscious.

Rushing over to where Obito was crushed by the rocks, you start to move them, revealing absolutely only shattered goggles. Not even the bell. You frantically start to search amongst the rubble for the bell. You need to find it before Mariko gets up, or the real Obito shows up. Surely he'd know if his Shadow Clone was destroyed, and who knows if he'd interfere in this. As you do so, you hear a voice from below. "Earth Style: Headhunter Jutsu!"

You try to jump away, but you're too exhausted at this point to make your legs move on time, and a hand easily reaches out of the earth, grabbing your ankle and painfully yanking you down into the earth, so only your head is left above ground.

Obito rises out of the earth and takes a look around, before shaking his head with a sigh. "Damn. I really thought one of you might be able to do it."

He doesn't free you, instead he quickly clears away the rubble with an earth style jutsu, and goes to pick up Mariko, carrying her over to you, and dropping her on the ground next to you. Soon after, another Obito arrives, carrying Jun. Dropping him on your other side, the two Obito's pound their fists together. "Yo!" They greet each other, before both disappear in smoke.

Jun wakes up first, looking around, before he sees you and lets out a scream. "Katsuo!"

You do your best to nod at him. "I'm okay. Sensei trapped me here. Think you can help free me?" He nods, and begins trying to dig at the earth with his hands. He's clearly not making much progress. "Wake up Mariko, she used an Earth Style Jutsu earlier."

With a blush, Jun goes to shake Mariko awake. Mariko jumps up as soon as she's awake. "Wh-wha? Huh? What happened?"

"We lost the exercise," you mutter bitterly.

Mariko looks to the verge of tears, but before she starts to cry, you get her attention.

"Can you help me out of this?"

She scoffs, "Why should I help you after all this?"

> Because we're a team!
> Fine, don't help.
> Apologize to her.
> Write-in.
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>>2939535
> Fine, don't help.
We have some pride.
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>>2939529

Which we only ever saw like once. And even then it's still a hand occupied while the other guy has both, which leads into my other point

>>2939530

I call bullshit on the idea that you can be fast enough to stop and do your magic gang signs before the other guy can react. Because if you are supernaturally fast, then opponents at your comparable skill level should be equally supernaturally fast. I'm a martial arts and I've fought in tournaments, the though of just electing not to use one of my hands when the other guy is right up in my face feels like suicide to me. You try and use just one hand or stop using your hands for a moment you get plastered.

I repeat, if you use your hands, or a hand, to stop and flash magic gang signs while someone of comparable skill is right up in your face with lethal intent the other guy is going to kill you. There isn't the time and you need your hands to fend him off.
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>>2939542
Are you seriously comparing your real life martial arts experience (allegedly) to Naruto right now? Mate, its fucking wizard ninjas, and it's been done in the show before. Get over yourself
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>>2939535
> Apologize to her.
> Because we're a team!

At the end of the day the exercise is over and we are supposed to be a team
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>>2939542
But this isn't martial arts
It's ninja magic
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>>2939535
>Apologize to her.
>We're a team, and the exercise is over anyway
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>>2939529
You keep assuming everyone arguing with you is just one person. They're provably not, /qst/ has post IDs.
And one handed seals is presented as being REALLY fucking hard. Grand total of SIX people are ever shown doing it in the manga: Zabuza (obviously it was a necessity for him to learn due to needing a hand for his penis substitute), Haku (specifically for Thousand Flying Water Needles of Death, which used totally unique Seals unrelated to the traditional two-handed ones), Itachi (he's fucking Itachi, on top of having Eyenigger eyehax), Minato (he's fuckin' Minato), Sauce (Eyenigger eyehax), Deidara (Akatsuki), and Sai (freak of nature).
>>2939530
Except NOT GETTING HIT is part of Taijutsu. Taijutsu isn't just the art of hitting people with your fists. It's also, as I've been repeatedly saying the art of NOT getting hit with fists.
>>2939535
>Because we're a team!
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>>2939535
> Apologize to her.
rip, why the hell did we think attacking a teammate with genjutsu was an intelligent decision. should've at least taunted her into attacking us first

Be sure to tell her that her kill-stealing was essentially equivalent to us genjutsuin' her though. We gotta keep some of our pride
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>>2939542
>I call bullshit on the idea that you can be fast enough to stop and do your magic gang signs before the other guy can react. Because if you are supernaturally fast, then opponents at your comparable skill level should be equally supernaturally fast
>calling bullshit
>In Naruto
Ignoring that mess, what if you're just faster?
>comparing real life martial arts to magical bullshit and eugenics the anime
....I don't even think it's worth arguing against this
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>>2939552

Yes, I am viewing it through the lens of real life experience. Saying "it's magic don't gotta explain shit" and throwing logic out the window is just lazy as fuck.

Logically if you are in a fight with a skilled opponent you shouldn't give up use of your hands. You need those, unless your fast enough and your footwork is good enough that you can evade them without needing to block or deflect their strikes, but that leads me to my next point

Logically if you use magic to be super fast, and your opponent uses magic to be super fast, then you can't assume you would be fast enough to make multiple hand motions in the time it takes him to make a single punch. Lower hands to make magic gang signs, get most of the way there (i'll be generous about our speed with magic gang signs) take blow to throat, fight done.

Maybe i'm just being autistic, but I don't think it's unreasonable to ask that things make sense. I can understand magic handsigns while you've got some space, but I just can't see it in use during close quarters combat. I don't even remember seeing that ever, when they used those things they usually created space first. The only time I can think of it being used when they were right next to them was Haku. Thing is then there was a skill gap, and speed gap, which was in Haku's favor. Couldn't have done that in a fight with an equally skilled and experienced opponent I think.

>>2939559

Well yeah, but Taijustu is magic martial arts, so I can't help but try and look at is as martial arts, just with faster reaction speed and greater strength then is humanly possible. I assume that because the characters are (ostensibly) human, that the reality of a close quarters bare handed fight would be similar just at a faster more furious pace with greater consequences for mistakes.

>>2939535

>Apologize, ask forgiveness and to be a team
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>>2939580
>Maybe i'm just being autistic

I mean you're not wrong..
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>>2939580
>Yes, I am viewing it through the lens of real life experience. Saying "it's magic don't gotta explain shit" and throwing logic out the window is just lazy as fuck
Welcome to naruto friend, please leave common sense out the door so you don't brain yourself as you smash your skull tring to make sense of "wizards with a coat of ninja paint" the anime.
Seriously, real life logic means nothing in this setting.
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>>2939535
>> Fine, don't help.
We just hit her in the head with a fucking rock. Pulling the "Were a team" shit now is just fucking weird.
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Why are we apologizing to her? This was every man for himself. She was just as responsible as we were.

>>2939594
This too, we obviously didn't care about being a team when we did it. Trying to talk about how we should be a team now would make us a giant hypocrite.
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>>2939594
>>2939599
I mean we were being pitted against each other under threat of going back to the academy
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>>2939600
Yeah but acting like we should help each other because we're a team when we've already showed we don't care about them makes us look like a giant dick head who only cares because we now need them.
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>>2939605

we bashed her in the head with a rock after trapping her in an illusion. We are a giant dick.
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>>2939605
I mean at the very least we apologised but we should all be used to fighting each other from the academy days. No point in holding grudges. Though I wouldn't be shocked if she called us out for the rock bit
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>>2939613
Neither of them went to the academy.
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>>2939614
Fair point, I'd forgotten about that
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Guys, I know what we need to do.
We need to hook up with an Uchiha girl, fall madly in love with each other, and then she's killed by some big dick bad guy.
Then we just have to convince a sufficiently influential Uchiha to let us keep her eyes, so we can use them to avenge her death!
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>>2939693
We'd need some incredible stamina to pull that off
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>>2939693
Interesting...
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>>2939700
>>2939702
Does Sauce have a sister in this timeline?
That'd make the one-sided rivalry even more hilarious, if we married his sister and STILL refused to acknowledge any rivalry between us.
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>>2939708
It would make some sense if the eyeniggers are hokage that they would have more than two heirs of the mainline of the family
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>>2939710
So, is Operation: Seduce Sasuke's Sultry Sister a go?
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>>2939721
>Dating an eyenigger ever
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>>2939725
>not redeeming cute girls through Lawful Good Hot Dickings
Found the newfag who never quested on /tg/!
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>>2939730
>Us lawful good
Not likely at all, we're chaotic neutral considering the way we've been acting
>Redeeming cute girls through dicking
That doesn't work when their blood is literally cursed in a cycle of hatred for the rest of existence.
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>>2939725
Besides getting eyes, what else are they good for?
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>>2939732
Again, found the post-quarantine newfag.
Lawful Good Hot Dickings have redeemed fucking SUCCUBI!
The power of the Paladicking has cured literal soul devouring sex demons MADE OF EVIL of their evilness.

On a more serious note though, what can I say? I dig bad girls.
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>>2939737
Nothing really, and all the trouble those eyes cause its not really worth the effort.
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Also, all memes aside, the bloodline being inherently cursed is absurd.
The Clan as a construct is most certainly untrustworthy and scheming, with a baseline resentment towards the larger village making their scheming more concerning than, for example, the Mooneyes' elaborate Crusader Kings breeding plan.
But the idea that every single Uchiha is inherently evil because of their blood is mostly just a funny meme pointing out an unintentional implication on Kishimoto's part with how many of the villains either are Uchihas, or are only doing their evil shit because of the Uchihas.
Plus, y'know, Tobirama was genuinely the most competent of the Hokages, even able to put aside his distaste towards and mistrust of the Uchihas enough to not institute a Final Solution for The Uchiha Problem.
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>>2939749
Wrong image.
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>>2939737
Other than the eyenegress that may or may not exist, are there any other consensus on waifus so far?
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>>2939754
Tayuya
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>>2939754
Tenten is still 10/10.
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>>2939756
If Orochimaru is good in this universe, what would Tayuya be like?
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>>2939756
>>2939770
I mean if we're going for soundsluts, then I submit that Kin is an underrated waifu.
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>>2939757
I’ll agree TenTen is pretty nice. Perhaps the most levelheaded of all the Leaf Girls
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Now that I think about it, Hinata ought to be fair game with Naruto no longer existing
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>>2940484
Hinata is a good one, sweet personality topped with a nice body later on. That plus breasts and I'd be for it.
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>>2940484
Hinata is top tier nardo waifu, so I'd support us pursuing her.
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>>2940484
>>2940636
>>2940737
Hinata is boring.
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>>2940909

Imo she's top contender for, if not best girl, but I agree that just going for her is boring and overdone.

We need us a kinky vixen. We'll have to wait and see what options present themselves.
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Let's get a never before gotten waifu like ino, anko or Kurenai.
We are her brothers teammate after all
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Can we not just see who we meet and how things develop before we start planning waifus? For once?
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>>2941011

That's the way it should be, and that's what I say. Wait and see what presents itself, but your asking people not to sperg about waifus on 4chan. On quest. Let's be honest, I'd have an easier time convincing Korea to forgive the Japanese for the occupation than I would convincing 4chan to give up its obsession with waifu.
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>>2940954
She's a nice girl, sure.
But she's that bland, sugary kind of nice.
She's Lois Lane.
And Lois Lane is fucking boring as hell.
We need a waifu with a little more narrative bite and substance.
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>>2941011
>>2941021
You guys bring up a decent point. Its better if we wait and see who naturally gets along with our character instead of planning out and trying to force a certain route.

This way we can focus more on becoming a kickass ninja too instead of romance stuff
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>>2941148
This
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>>2940954
>overdone
Wait what, when has that ever happened?
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>>2941148
Always this, personally I don't really care about waifus. I've just come to accept that anons will always push for waifus, and you know that old saying of can't beat them, join them.
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>>2941223

Here on qst perhaps not, I don't know. In every other fan media for Naruto I know of yes. The only thing worse are Sakura fags. They literally need to die.

After a while all the stuff with Hinata in it feels the same, we've seen plenty of that character in cannon and fannon. Exploring new things is interesting.
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>>2941223
Can we get a list of waifus done in past quests? It'd be nice to avoid doing the same.
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>>2941297
I remember Clan Quest had one of the MC’s pursue Anko only to get rejected hard because she felt he was too young.

I also remember Jonin quest’s MC being too sociopathic for romance
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>>2941379
>I remember Clan Quest had one of the MC’s pursue Anko only to get rejected hard because she felt he was too young.
Well, he was 12 to her 20 something. He does get with temari when he's 16 though.
>I also remember Jonin quest’s MC being too sociopathic for romance
Well, that and he was an old man character from around the Minato/Might Daiand most of the characters he interacted with were 12 year olds.
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>>2941240
>Sakura fags. They literally need to die.
Does it count if I think early series Sakura is a good concept (actually very similar in conception to how /qst/ protagonists often start out with the booksmarts but not the raw strength to back them up), and had a lot of potential, but then she just stagnated and never paid that potential off? And I would like to see some QM try to make her not be complete shite?
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>>2941421
I actually have no problem with sakura besides her waste in potential and the sasuke boner she had that made no sense. I assume the waste of potential wouldn't be an issue in a quest where she's more prominant and I guess the sasuke boner would be too if you successfully charmed her well enough. I'm not sure if we'll even interact with her much but if it was a possibility in quest I wouldn't be against it. I don't know how bad sakurafags might have been on other sites but the only quest I can think of here that had sakura as a potential waifu was konoha quest. There was clear support early on from polls but it was civil and sakurafags were pretty quiet compared to other waifus.
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>>2941421

No, this is acceptable. Sakura was not irredeemable in the beginning. Yes, she had flaws, but that's called being human. The problem with Sakura is they will scream up and down about how she's perfect and did nothing wrong and generally just chimp out about how she should have been with Naruto and the writer is a hack, and somehow go on to blame Naruto for things that were legitimately not his fault, and in general just worship the ground that 2d cunt walks on even after all the shit Sakura pulled and how daft she ended up being.

Seriously. Read some of the Sakura fans on suicide watch screen caps, those people are insane. Some of them literally threatened suicide because their chosen waifu lost out for being a cunt. You clearly are not that level of mentally ill.
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>>2941421
Sakura is okay, especially early on but Ino is really underrated imo, she's who I'd support if it were solely up to me.
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>>2941445
In fairness, that's the rabid lunatics. And you get fans like that for just about any character in the big series once the waifu wars start. It gets disturbing how fast the real die-hard nutters can form factions.
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>>2941456
I'd be down for cucking Sai.
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>>2941456
My nigga
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>>2941509
Nice to see other men of taste
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You sigh,"Fine, I'm sorry." You say, glancing up at Mariko. You don't like apologizing very often, but you clearly upset her. "We're a team, right? At least until Obito sensei comes back to send us back to the Academy."

She pouts, but eventually, with a sigh, she stomps onto the ground. The earth shifts beneath you and spreads out beneath you, opening up a hole wide enough for you to climb out. You scramble to get up, but your exhaustion is too much.

Jun and Mariko both reach out, grabbing your hands and pulling you out. The three of you fall back onto the ground with you now free of your earth prison, although covered in dirt still.

"K-Katsuo?" Mariko asked, looking away from you. You turn towards her, "What's up?"

In a shockingly frightened tone of voice, Mariko speaks up. "Wh-what's the academy like?"

Jun also speaks up, for the first time since you've known him sounding actually upset. "Y-yeah, and do you think they'll make me go back to the temple?"

Oh, of course. You'd forgotten both of your teammates had never gone to the Academy before. They were probably even more scared than you are to go back to the Academy.

> Be kind.
> Be honest.
> Plan to ambush Obito together when he returns.
> Go buy a bell.
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>>2941617
>> Plan to ambush Obito together when he returns.

As a team this time
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>>2941617
>> Be honest.

>> Go buy a bell.
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>>2941617

>Honesty

>Plan for the ambush

and of course

>Go buy bells

with the basic assumption that the point of the ambush isn't actually to get the bell, though if you do great, but rather to get the opportunity to try be convincing enough to get away with genjutsu fuckery and make him think you got the bells. Plans within plans.
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>>2941617
>be kind
>Go buy 3 bells with your team.
Double checked to make sure, sensei said to bring back A bell to him or you lose. Fits into mission perimeters, is outside the box, and we'd do it as a team. Can't argue shit about it.
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>>2941617
>> Be honest.
>> Go buy a bell.
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>>2941617
> Go buy a bell.

> Plan to ambush Obito together when he returns.

We have to have enough confidence to take the two that Obito already has, especially since he's apparently the weakest jonin. The one we buy is to make sure none of us have to go back.

Worst comes to worst, we just buy more bells.
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>>2941617
>> Be honest.
>> Plan to ambush Obito together when he returns.

“It sucks. It REALLY sucks.”
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"Honestly?" you look between Mariko and Jun. "It sucks. You go home covered in bruises every night, you need to keep to an elite level if you want to pass, and you get no recognition whatsoever. I spent my days at the academy, studying, practicing, sparring, and then going home to pass out. You don't really have time for anything else. And for you Jun... probably. Konoha has the resources to host shinobi, but not academy students."

https://youtu.be/u2oql-D7euc

Both of them look down. You see tears start to fall from Mariko's face, although she's doing her best to make sure Jun and you don't see. Meanwhile, Jun just stares at the ground. You feel a surprising pang of sadness, you don't like seeing them like this, you realize. You'd thought at the very least, getting to see Mariko not so arrogant would be satisfying, but you're surprised by how hollow it all feels.

You force yourself to stand on shaky legs. "You know, I might have a plan."

Both of them look up in shock, "You do?" Mariko asks, wiping the tears from her eyes. "What is it?" Jun asks excitedly, as he jumps to his feet.

"I was just thinking about what Obito sensei said at the beginning of this. He said everyone that brought him a bell would pass, right? Well, he never specified which bell."

Mariko's eyes go wide. "You're right!"

She bolts up to her feet, as if she hadn't been sitting in the dirt crying a few moments ago.

"Ohohoho! I knew the glory of the Will of Fire couldn't be stopped! Team 9 will live on!"

Jun blinks, "What do you guys mean?"

You grin, "We could get any bell. I think I know a shop that sells them nearby."

"But isn't that cheating?" Jun asks, scratching his head.

With a chuckle, you pat him on the shoulder. "Maybe to a monk, but to a shinobi, there's no such thing."

https://youtu.be/PFIILAESjYY

The three of you rush off to find the shop. Well, you try, but after finding your legs unwilling to cooperate, Jun and Mariko help carry you to the ninja shop.

When you arrive at the shop, a girl maybe a year older than you is sitting behind the counter, fiddling with a strange looking kunai.

"Are you guys alright?" She asks, concern visible on her face as she looks over the three of you, covered in scrapes and bruises.

"We're fine," You say, "Do you have any bells?"

She nods, although still clearly a little perturbed. "Sure. Anything else?"

> Is there anything else you'd like to buy?
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>>2941815
>anything else?
chakra nature detection paper?
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>>2941815
LET'S BUY A SWORD
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>>2941815
>Some ball bearings, for tripping up fools.
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>>2941815

No not currently, but we'll be back
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>>2941815
No we're good with what we have.
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>>2941815
Do you have training weights?
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>>2941815
Just the bells for now. If this works, we'll probably be back later.
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>>2941815
A dozen eggs please
http://deadliestwarrior.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Egg
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>>2941815
>I’ll have two number 9s, a number 9 large, a number 6 with extra dip, a number 7, two number 45s, one with cheese, and a large soda.
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>>2941815
>Nothing else, we'll be back.
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"No, that's it for now." You say. She nods, and as you're about to pay for them, Mariko steps in.

"I can pay for it." You raise an eyebrow and she shrugs. "It was your idea, if you hadn't told us about it... Well, it's nothing to me anyways."

You decide not to argue with her, and Mariko walks up, quickly paying for the bells.

The three of you leave the shop, and Mariko holds up the three bells, before grinning. "We did it! We're gonna be actual genin now!" She hands a bell to you, which you take, and then hands the other to Jun. As her fingers brush against Jun's and, he blushes again. "Th-thanks! It still feels somewhat unearned though..."

You shrug, but before you can respond to him, a voice rings out from behind you. "I cannot believe it." You turn, to see Obito standing on the roof of the shop.

He jumps down, glaring between the three of you. "You three all utterly failed to get the bells from me, and then when you lose, you rush off to buy a few more?"

"But you never specified which bell we needed." You point out.

"The exercise was never about the bells, Katsuo." He replies sternly. Crossing his arms, "Whose idea was this?"

Neither Jun nor Mariko say anything, and the silence is deafening. You try to wrack your brain for a way out of this one.

> It was mine.
> Stay silent.
> If bonds are the most important thing to a ninja, why pit us against each other?
> Try to trap him in a genjutsu.
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>>2941896
> It was mine.
> Try to trap him in a genjutsu.

"Pleas go easy on Jun and Mariko, the truth is it was all my fau--ENDLESS STAIRCASE JUTSU!"
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>>2941896
>> It was mine.
>Then SURPRISE BELL ATTACK!
Not really.
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>>2941896

>Mine, fuck you send me back to the academy.
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>>2941896
>> It was mine.
>Flick the bell at his face
Yes, really. Who knows, maybe our teammates will show some initiative and take advantage of the moments distraction.
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>>2941905
+1
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>>2941901
Supporting. How this will get us out of this mess is beyond me, but I guess that's why our intelligence is 3 and not 5.
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>>2941905
This
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>>2941905
Dis
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>>2941905
This
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>>2941905
Going with this.
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You look between your two teammates, and think back to how distraught they were before. You'd never thought of yourself as the kind of person to really stick your neck out for others. Somehow though, you know what you have to do.

You take a deep breath, and force yourself to step forward so you're face-to-face with Obito.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI55p41FYik

"It was mine." Jun and Mariko both stare at you shocked, but you can't read Obito's expression whatsoever. "Send me back to the academy if you must, but Jun and Mariko don't deserve to be punished." You reach up, untying your forehead protector, and holding it out. "If being a genin means turning my back on my friends, then maybe I don't want to be a genin."

"Hey!" Jun steps forwards, "I agree! If you're going to send Katsuo back to the academy, I'll just pack my bags too! We're a squad, right?"

Mariko steps forward as well, untying her own. "They're right, sensei. Even if it means bringing dishonor upon the Senju clan, so be it."

You look between the three of them, shocked that they'd stand up for you. You feel a strange sensation in your chest, and you try to blink away the tears that are beginning to form. "Guys..."

Obito tries to keep a stern face, but soon tears start to form in his eyes too. "Y-you guys! That was so emotional! You all pass!"

"What?!" The three of you cry out.

"Like I said, the bells were never the point of the exercise. Nor did I really care all that much about seeing what you could do in the field. No, you see, a shinobi must be able to see through deception, like the deception I was feeding you this entire time. While it may be true that breaking the rules and abandoning your mission make you scum in the shinobi world, but to abandon your friends you must be far worse than scum. Seeing you all chase after me one by one and seeing you all fail, because you don't have your squadmates to counteract your weakness, I thought you would be another squad of unprepared kids. But, you joined forces, you helped one another, and you stood up for each other when it really matters. That shows the strength of character that every shinobi needs deep down inside."

"D-don't you ever pull such a mean trick on us again!" Mariko shouts, pouting.

Jun just laughs. "Oh, I'm so glad. I don't even have any bags to pack..."

You find yourself almost speechless. "Th-thank you, Obito sensei."

Obito nods to you, "As of today, Team 9 is an official Konohagakure team! Tomorrow, you will begin your first mission. Now, who wants ramen?"

The three of you are starving, he could have offered week old fish, and you'd still probably eat it at this point. The four of you head off towards Ramen Ichiraku, together as a proper team for the very first time.

> Stopping here for tonight!
> If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions, let me know! I'll stick around a bit to answer.
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>>2941986
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEJ3_UxwIA
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>>2941986
Thanks for running, can't think of anything this late though
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>>2941986
Thanks for running senpai.

Nice to see Mairko lighten up a bit. I'm curious to see what our first missions will be like and if we'll be following the usual formula for the start of these kind of quests.


When do you think you might run again?
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>>2941986
Thanks for running tonight!

Any plans on when you're running next?
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>>2942033
>>2942048
I'm going to shoot for Friday, give or take a day or two. If I'm lucky, I might even have time tomorrow.

I'm probably going to have the next session or two focus around simple missions, training and building social links before the first big arc begins.

No Zabuza, sorry.
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>>2942073
Social links with best girl?
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>>2942073
>That spoiler
Thank fucking God.
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>>2942083
Honestly at this point she probably still thinks we're "that weird antisocial kid."
>>2942144
>he doesn't want awkward Haku whyboners
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>>2942152
>Thinking it's about the characters
>Not just being tired of a fight that happens in every nart quest and gets meta as hell.
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>>2942163
Fair point. I think it happens a lot because Zabuza is widely agreed to be the fight that best exemplifies the legitimate strengths of early Naruto, before powercreep set in.
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>>2942196
Absolutely
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We didn't reach much of a consensus on a weapon of choice other than "not a sword", did we?
I suggest a hand axe, like the one Anotsu Kagehisa from Blade of the Immortal uses (see pic attached).

Alternatively, if we and going down the ANBU route, we could do it like >>2937575 suggested and have a long-necked string instrument that hides a short spear inside it.
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>>2942163
I'd usually agree about meta but to be fair anons were pretty good about dealing with the bell test. Plus what >>2942196 is saying. We're not doing it anyway so it doesn't matter, but it would still be cool to clash with Zabuza and Haku on an entirely different mission and circumstances at some point.
>>2942392
I'm not against it but I feel like that's it would just be a sword with a different flavor to it. If we pick up a go to weapon I would prefer a chain sickle or maybe a collapsible staff/spear
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>>2942589

Naw man, tekko kagi, or maybe a nice pair of weighted tonfa.
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>>2942604
>tekko kagi
Claws? Yeah I'm sold on those. They're also rather small so we can easily have some other weapon on us.
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>>2942589
I'm completely fine fighting them in a completely different scenario. I actually really like the characters, I'm just sick of that mission. It always goes the same.
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>>2942649

Tekko kagi are a nice choice because they can be used with a lot of standard hand to hand combat techniques. After that all we'd really need would be a nice pair of armored vambrace and gauntlets. A segmented set that wouldn't restrict wrist motion, and we'd be golden.

The thing about using a weapon is it takes a long time and a lot of practice, it's a whole nother skill we'd have to learn on top of everything else we are going for. Realistically I don't think we'd have the time to get good with a weapon and learn everything else we need, so rather than develop a whole new skill what we need is tools that can compliment existing skills.

With a bit of armor for our hands and forearms and a nice set of claws we don't need a larger weapon, we would just need better taijutsu, and we could block blades with the armor and deal out lethal hits eith the claws.

It'd be a lot easier, faster, less obtrusive and stealthier since we don't need to carry around or hide a large object, and we'd get up to speed and be able to use it faster.

Seriously, we don't need a large flashy weapon, that's a trap option and a time sink. We need claws and a little armor and taijutsu. Maybe a good dagger, maybe.
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Have something like pic related hidden under our sleeves. Just ruin hands whenever we block.
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>>2942677

Ehh, that sort of thing looks cool, but realistically all it does is get stuck in things or get things stuck in it. Bad idea, very bad idea, no offense.
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Just remember we need something that we can use handsigns with or be able to quickly switch to being able to use handsigns.
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>>2942693

Ah. Uh....hmmm. Shit.

Well I stand by the armor. Vambrace and better taijutsu would go a long way, and if our concern is hand signs se can't very well do those holding onto a weapon anyway.

Unless we one handed seals, but das bullshit and we wouldn't be there for a long time.
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>>2942702
We can start with gauntlets to augment our punches (and maybe armored boots for kicking).
And considering how much bullshit there is in the Naruto-verse, Predator-style retractable claws shouldn't be too far out there as a weapon. We'd just have to earn enough funds to get them ourselves or become notable enough to have the village pay for them.
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Moreso than the punching I'm thinking about the blocking. I mean yes an armored back hand or elbow strike is devestating, but being able to deflect a sword or knife is important. Bladed weapons are something we will run into and we need an answer to them. A little armor on our forearms does quite nicely, allows us to use the same blocks we'd use for a punch or a kick.
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>>2942692
Oh yea practically speaking it's fucking dumb. So is half the weapons in Naruto and they work regardless. Why would these be such a stretch?
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>>2942755

Because I'm an avid martial artist and historian and a bit of an autist about it apparently, if asking for a degree of realism makes one an autist.
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>>2942392
>long-necked string instrument that hides a short spear inside it.
Oh hey, my wrong image (>>2939749) is now relevant!
https://youtu.be/watch?v=5QOvlwxdPAI
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I'm not into tonfas but claws are cool. What if we had some thick strong gaunlets custom made with long retractable claws?
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>>2942758
I have no problem with realism but it's just off for you to only want it to apply to our character.
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>>2942758
>Because I'm an avid martial artist and historian and a bit of an autist about it apparently, if asking for a degree of realism makes one an autist.
In this setting? It totally does, no offence meant but come on, one of the most infamous modern day ninjas in the setting uses a large as fuck triple bladed scythe. It's not even magical or some shit, it's just big as fuck scythe that screams edge. This is not the kind of setting you want to get too hung up on realism with.
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>>2942772

Ideally I'd like it to apply to everything to some degree, but I have come to recognize that that's never going to happen, and I should just try to enjoy the ride and ignore the little voice screaming and writhing with pain in the back of my head.
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>>2942778

.....fuck man don't remind me of one of the worst offenders. I worked hard to suppress the memories of that shit.

And nobody bring up the seven swords either. I was so fucking pissed with that when we saw what they were. Most weren't even fucking swords....
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>>2942785
The seven swords are fucking hilarious.
>the blunt sword is literally just a big hammer connected to an axe via rope cord
>sword
They just go around calling this big hammer the "blunt sword"
One of the seven "swords" is just a giant scroll that shoots infinite explosive tags on a handle. Another is just a long needle. Who in their mind thought to make these?
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Instead of individual claws, what about a broad stabbing blade?
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Only if we call ourself the viceroy
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Execute a Dark S-7 Maneuver.
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Mariko: The hell is Dark S-7 maneuver?
Katsuo: Why do you insist on making me think up team formations if you never bother to memorize them?
Mariko: of course you should do it, you're the nerd of the team!
Katsuo: you mean the smart one?
Mariko: yeah what you said.
Jun: Don't worry trust you to plan out our tactics Kastuso!
Katsuo:.....you don't know it either do you?
Jun: it's uh....s-something about a security patch?
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>>2943016
>"Hello, I am Katsuo Tatsukuma and I am surrounded by IDIOTS."
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>>2943016
Mariko: Ugh, my head's gonna explode, I can't hear squat.
Katsuo: You should perform the Valsalva Maneuver.
Mariko: Alright look Mister "I'm the best ninja ever," we'll get to business in a second, I'm trying to pop my ear.
Katsuo: The Valsalva maneuver is when you adjust the pressure in your middle ear, silly. A swallow, or yawn should do the trick.
Mariko: That has a name?
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See now I can't help but see Mariko as a big shinobi geek to counter Katsuo's nerd. And Jun with a Ray Romano voice.....Venture Bros Season Finale is this week, it isn't even an hour....
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>Jun with a Ray Romano voice
I think you mean Jun with no voice.
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Enjoying it so far. Hope this quest doesn't devolve into the normal "ugh, we're not special at all and it's not fair that all the others are stronger than us because of their clans" then the MC proceeds to beat every and inexplicably work harder than everyone else, even the actually hardworking character
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>>2943297
I mean, he's a ghost now so there's that
>>2943331
I think we're actually one of the geniuses of this graduating year if Sasuke's acknowledgment is any indication. I guess we're in that soft spot between noticably skilled and "a genius of the generation" without hitting that level where everyone is dickriding you over it like they do for guys like Sasuke, Kakashi, Minato, etc.
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>>2943341
He was never a ghost, anon.
That was just 21 hallucinating, and the Moppets fucking with him.
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>>2943435
Then how does he talk to that other henchman working for monstroso?
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We could just get regular claws that we strap on instead of that gay xmen shit
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Today's the day.

You can't help but feel excited when you wake up. The time has finally come for your first true mission. Sure, you were only genin, so you weren't exactly set to do anything exciting, but it was still important. You hop out of bed as soon as your alarm goes off, and go through your morning exercises. You can already feel the improvements in your stamina all this extra exercise is having.

Afterwards, you shower and start to get dressed. You're still wearing just your plain old academy clothes and your Foreahead Protector tied around your forehead. If you were more concerned with originality, you might worry about how generic you looked, but for now, you decide your outfit is fine. Besides, at least your Forehead Protector serves its actual purpose.

You look at yourself in the mirror, and you're shocked at how much older you look already. You've only been out of the Academy for a few days, but you already look much wiser, and more experienced, almost like an actual Shinobi. The bruises might also have something to do with it.

As you put on your jacket, you hear a jingle in the pocket, where the shiny, silver bell Mariko bought you still is. Obito said something about taking souveneirs to remember your bonds of youth or something. He also made you take several pictures. You're starting to realize your Team Leader is quite the sentimental type, for a Jounin.

Still, he was right, you did form a bond with your Teammates, even if they both have problems, after the trials of yesterday, you felt the three of you grow much closer, especially after you all managed to succeed.

As you're about to rush out the door to meet up with the other members of Team 9, you can smell something delicious, and hear the sounds of laughter from downstairs. You don't want to be late, but you also don't exactly want to miss breakfast...

> Eat with your family.
> Meet with your team.
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>Meet with your team.
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>>2944452
> Eat with your family.
We have a family?!
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>>2944452
>> Meet with your team.
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>>2944452
also
>attempts to play music to set the scene as HokageQM inteded

>Not available in your country
>JAAAPPPAAAAAANNN!NNNNNNN!
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>>2944452
>Meet with your team.
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>>2944452
>> Eat with your family.
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>>2944452
>Meet with your team.
But at least swing by downstairs! Don't feel right to completely blow our own family off. Just a quick greeting and a sorry for not having time to eat with them.
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>>2944452
>Meet with your team.
Wait, if Obito is alive, does that mean Rin isn't dead?
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>>2944754
That's a good question actually, I'm still really curious about happened to most of the older cast. Gai, Asuma being a sarutobi, Danzo I'm betting pulled an Orichimaru and fucked off after the Uchiha took over, I'm especially interested in what happened with the Sannin.
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>>2944785
Asuma was always a Sarutobi though?
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>>2944785
>Asuma being a sarutobi,
Asuma was always the Third's kid.
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>>2944789
Yeah, I meant what would've happened to him as a sarutobi living in an uchiha run konoha.
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>>2944928
Ah.
A good question.
Although since Mariko is described as being basically royalty, I get the feeling that it probably wasn't anything bad.
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>>2944974
Fair enough, it seems like Fugaku becoming hokage wasn't a bloody change of power, though we don't necessarily know the whole picture either so I'm interested in seeing what went on in this universe for Konoha to lose the war and have Minato die.
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https://youtu.be/AZeyNVms7jw

It's your first mission as a shinobi, there's no way you're going to be late! Even if it means missing out on breakfast, no matter how delicious it smells. Your mother usually doesn't have the time to cook for you and your sister, as she's busy with her own shinobi duties. So, you rush downstairs and out the door, only offering your family a wave as you leave.

You're sure they'll understand, you're going to meet the Hokage, after all!

You look up at the Great Hokage Rock. One of the first things taught in the Academy was who each of the heads on the mountain were. Hasihrama and Tobirama Senju, Hiruzen Sarutobi, and finally, Fugaku Uchiha. You grew up on stories of their exploits, each of them having some claim to being the greatest Shinobi of their era.

You're very nervous to be meeting one of the hokage face-to-face for the very first time, but you do your best to calm your nerves as you rush to the meeting spot. Jun is the only one there before you. You greet him, and soon after, Mariko, then Obito join you.

Obito looks between the three of you, attempting to look as stern as possible. "Now, all of you. Be respectful when meeting the Hokage. How you act now will reflect on me as well as you guys, so be careful, and only speak when spoken to." The three of you nod, although considering Mariko is on your team, you have to question how long that will last for.

Regardless, soon you and your team enter the Hokage's Office. The man himself is sat behind the desk, and you're shocked at how memorable his face seems. Even though you've never seen his face before, you've spent your whole life with it watching over you. He stands up, and the four of you bow before him.

Slowly, the Hokage speaks, his voice deep and serious sounding. "Good morning, Team 9. Today, you will take your first mission, working in service of the village of Konohagakure. Konoha has enemies all around, but through the combined strength of every Shinobi, including young genin like you three keep us strong. Ebisu, read them their missions."

He nods to his assistant, a man wearing a bandanna Forehead Protector and dark sunglasses. He steps forwards, opening a scroll.

"Of the D-Rank Missions available, there are three remaining. First, a troublesome child and his band of friends must be watched for the day. Second, a villager's pet cat has gone missing. Thirdly, a respected member of the village's garden is completely overgrown with weeds."

"What?!" Mariko cries. "That's it? Surely we can do something more exciting, right?"

Obito immediately cringes, "M-my apologies, Lord Hokage, what my student means to say is..."

The Hokage glares at Mariko.

> Choose to babysit.
> Choose to find the cat.
> Choose to help garden.
> Join Mariko in asking for a better mission.
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>>2945504
> Choose to help garden.

builds character. and stamina.
besides, can't trust mariko with either babies or cats.
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>>2945504
>Let this play out
Might get us a better mission without making us look bad.
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>>2945504
>> Choose to help garden.
Never work with children or animals if you can possibly avoid it. Chaos ensues.
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>>2945504
>Join Mariko in asking for a better mission.
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>>2945504
Let this play out
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>>2945504
> Choose to help garden.
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>>2945523
>builds character
That's old people code for "it's bitch-work that I don't feel like doing."
>and stamina
Now THAT I can't argue with.
But there's only one kind of gardening we should be doing, and that's digging for truffles.
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>>2945504
>Choose to help garden
Stable, easy job (for a ninja)......who the hell hires ninjas to care for their garden?
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>>2945504
cat, we need to work on our teamwork for upcoming missions, also lets please avoid konohamaru for now.
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>>2945831
Entry level Genin are cheap labor that get stuck with the shit work
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You step in front of Mariko, and bow respectfully once more. "Lord Hokage, we will accept your mission to assist with the villager's garden."

This causes Mariko to burst out again, "Are you kidding, Katsuo?! That's literally the most boring one!"

Jun simply smiles, "I remember the monks had us spend our free time working the garden at the Temple, the relaxation helped us connect to our chakra."

Obito nods, and after clamping a hand over Mariko's mouth he bows his head to the Hokage. "We will return once the mission has been completed. Thank you, Lord Hokage." The Fourth simply nods, as Obito quickly pushes you three out of the room.

Once outside, Obito buries his head in his hands and lets out a groan. "I said no speaking without being spoken to! Mariko, you're fresh genin. You all start with D-Rank missions. Once you've proven yourself, you can get more advanced missions. You won't face any combat whatsoever until you take a C-Rank, and you won't be battling other Shinobi until you're at least Chunin." Mariko looks up at him, "But didn't we prove ourselves in our test yesterday? You said we passed! I don't see why we have to waste our time gardening."

Jun shrugs, "I like gardening."

Mariko pouts. "We're Shinobi now. We should be battling bad guys and doing stuff that actually uses our abilities!"

Obito shakes his head. "No means no, Mariko. None of you are ready to see actual combat. Outside the walls of Konoha, there are always dangers lurking, and you can never truly be safe. What might seem to be a simple mission can get dangerous fast. With D-Rank missions you can improve in a safe, controlled environment, as well as learn non-combat utilities for your techniques. Something you especially could use more experience with."

Mariko pouts, but seems to accept it, and you all head off to begin your very first mission. The address Obito leads you towards is a fairly simple looking home on the outskirts of Konoha. Obito knocks on the door, and an old man opens the door. "Oh, Kosuke sensei!" Obito says, surprised.

"Well, if it isn't little Obito. You've grown big and strong, haven't you?" The old man grins,

"We're here to help you with your gardening issues, you made a request, apparently."

The old man sighs. "I didn't make a request, I was simply talking... Bah, all you youngsters are all grown up now, and you think I'm helpless."

"It's my team's first mission. Please, allow us to help you!"

Despite his scowl, Kosuke relents, "Fine. Come in, all of you. My name is Kosuke Mauboshi. What are your names?" Obito interrupts, before any of you can introduce yourselves. "Kosuke is known as the World's Strongest Genin. He has served Konoha loyally his entire life, and I fought alongside him in the Third War."

> Bow and introduce yourself respectfully.
> Ask him about the war.
> Ask him about being a genin.
> Ask about his garden.
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>>2945864
> Bow and introduce yourself respectfully.
> Ask about his garden.

Business first. We can ask him later on a break or when the job is done. As for Mariko she needs to know 2 things: These shit jobs are to help hone techniques in a non dangerous environment and that everything starts at step one.
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>>2945864
> Bow and introduce yourself respectfully.
> Ask him about being a genin.

Gotta introduce ourselves first. Ask him specifically about how to live long like him, tips on how to avoid dying on our first mission, things like that. Don't want to walk in blind mission 1 and suffer a team wipe.
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>>2945864
>Bow and introduce yourself respectfully.
>Ask about his garden.
Do NOT be that insensitive jackass who asks about the war.
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>>2945864
>ask about the war
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> Bow and introduce yourself respectfully.
> Ask him about the war.
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>> Bow and introduce yourself respectfully.
>> Ask about his garden.
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You bow respectfully, "My name is Katsuo of Clan Tatsukuma. What is the problem with your garden?"

Kosuke chuckles and looks to Obito. "This one's the serious type, eh? Reminds me of him." Obito nods silently. "Well, if you must know, it's become a struggle to keep my garden clean since losing my leg. It used to be something I took pride in, but now it's a mess."

Jun gives the old Genin a big smile, "We'll be glad to help you, Kosuke!"

Even Mariko nods, "Yeah, it's really no problem. It's the least we can do for someone who fought for our village." She bows, respectfully. Even if she can be obnoxious, she really does hold The Leaf in high regard.

Kosuke leads you out towards where his garden is. You find an uncontrolled mess of weeds, with several dead flowers poking up from below the weeds. Obito and the old man go back inside to catch up, leading the three of you to deal with the garden.

Jun looks around, slightly distraught. "It's a shame to see a place like this so unkempt." He immediately pulls out a kunai, and begins to start gardening the old fashioned way. Mariko, meanwhile begins to use her Earth Style Jutsu to help her get rid of the weeds faster. "It's strange to see someone so old be a genin..." It would be exhausting work to do it like Jun is, but it's not like you have any abilities that could help you like Mariko here.

> Garden the old fashioned way.
> Find someone to help you complete it.
> Talk to your teammates (about what?)
> Write-in.
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>>2946181
They're taking care of the weeds, we should try to tend the flowers that are still alive. Do we have any knowledge of botany? Unsure if we have any knowledge for poisons or not.
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>>2946181
>Start gardening the old fashioned way
>talk to mariko about her giving you some help with earth style jutsu, could come in handy to set traps/defensive measures
>talk to jun as well about connecting with chakra
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>>2946181
>Garden the old fashioned way.
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>>2946181
>garden old fashioned talk to mariko about how she learned her nature
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>>2946181
Ask Mariko how the hell she's weeding with her jutsu. Is she just steadily removing patches of greenery? If so, ask to see how precise she can do it, like removing a single weed at a time.
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You get down on your hands and knees, and start tending to the garden. Seeing Jun and Mariko clearly had the weeds covered, you start tending to the flowers. You read a book on botany a while ago, and although you don't have an expert knowledge, you know enough to give you a basic understanding as to what you're doing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv7btgqaAGc

While you work, you look over to where Mariko is pulling up weeds, able to do so easily by shifting the earth to a near liquid form. "How have you already learned your nature already?" You ask, as you tend to the flowers. "I didn't think many fresh genin knew that."

She shrugs, "My aunt, the legendary Sannin, she taught me. She wanted to have something to help focus on." You nod, "Think you could help teach me? It could come in handy in a lot of ways."

She laughed, "I'm not sure I'd be able to teach you. Besides, aren't you supposed to stand in the back and use genjutsu and stuff? I didn't think of you as the Earth Style type."

You shrug, "If you're creative enough, you can use any style for just about anything."

The rest of the day goes by like that. By the time you're done the sun has set but the garden is in much better shape. It was hard work, but being able to look on what you accomplished with your team fills you with pride.

Unfortunately, the moment is ruined, when you hear strange noises coming from the other side of the house. Going to investigate, you see a group of three chunin, based on their flak jackets, although they don't look that much older than you. They're also drunk, based on the smell of sake which is strong even standing a ways away from them. You see them grafitti the side of Kosuke's house, only for the old man to storm outside.

"What are you doing!? You damned punks!" He shouts.

One of them, the largest of them glares down at him. "What are you gonna do about it, World's Strongest Genin? We out-rank you, remember?" The three all turn and laugh to one another.

> Interfere and try to peacefully resolve the situation.
> Keep hidden and watch.
> Attack the Chunin from behind!
> Try to seal one of them in a genjutsu!
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>>2946305
>Try to seal one of them in a genjutsu!
Fuck these disrespectful cunts.
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>>2946305
> Try to seal one of them in a genjutsu!

plausible deniability. They're drunk anyways. if possible, modify it so that the target repeatedly bumps into the others or just pukes on the others.
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>> Try to seal one of them in a genjutsu!
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>> Try to seal one of them in a genjutsu!
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You quickly intervene, stepping in front of the Chunin confronting Kosuke. You lock eyes with him, and quickly run through the hand seals.

>Roll 1d100 to trap the Chunin in a genjutsu.
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>2946363
Lets show that we're good enough for a c-rank mission.
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Rolled 39 (1d100)

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Nice one, anon!
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https://youtu.be/AQQ6QBmRAFA

The Chunin laughs and jokes, "Hah, is this kid your teammate Kosuke? Go back to the academy and stop hanging around worthless losers like this!" He shouts, but only because he doesn't realize he's already trapped himself.

A single look in the Chunin's eye, and he's done. This time, however, you've done a slight modification on the jutsu. "Eternal Spiral Jutsu!" By flattening the surface he thinks he sees, but still having it lead to nowhere, the confusion is more than enough to overload the drunk Chunin's mind. His confusion leads to him freaking out, desperately flailing.

His friends, not quite sure happened look at you. "H-hey! What did you do?" Both draw kunai, just as Mariko and Jun arrive. The Chunin are drunk enough to attack, despite being outnumbered now. One charges at you, while the other charges at Kosuke. Jun is quick enough to grab and get the old man out of the way.

> Try to dodge the attack.
> Try to counter the attack.
> Try to headbutt the attacker.
> Let Mariko handle the attacker.
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>Try to dodge the attack.
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> Try to dodge the attack.
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Roll 1d100 to dodge the Chunin's drunken attack!
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

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Rolled 39 (1d100)

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You easily dodge out of the way of the drunken Chunin, the sake is dulling his abilities so it's easy enough to do. You jump above him, faster than he can even notice, so that by the time he's lunged at you, he falls face first into the mud. It's simple enough after that to pin him, and let Mariko and Jun take care of the other one.

Jun spends most of the encounter engaged in taijutsu with the Chunin. His fighting style is unlike any other you've seen in Konoha, you can see where his training with the Ninja Monks paid off. Soon, the fight is stopped, as Mariko knocks the Chunin unconscious with a kick to the back of the head.

Soon, Obito arrives. "I only left for fifteen minutes! What happened while I was gone!?"

Mariko grins, "We took out three Chunin! I think we proved we deserve a C-Rank Mission!"

You all explain the story to Obito, who skeptically looked at Kosuke, only for the old man to confirm your story. Kosuke nods, "They saved me, they definitely show quite a lot of promise for students of a slacker like you, Obito."

Obito sighs. "Stop ganging up on me, will ya? You guys did a good job. I'm sure the Hokage will be impressed. Now, work is done for the day. Enjoy the rest of your night kids."

Your team all head off their seperate ways. You decide to...

> Head home to spend time with your family.
> Go train.
> Go to the library to study.
> Go shopping.
> Go to speak to someone. (Who?)
> Explore Konoha.
> Write-in.
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>>2946491
>> Head home to spend time with your family.
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>>2946491
>> Go to the library to study.
See if we can find some more d-rank genjutsu, we're kind of limited as is.
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>>2946491
> Go to the library to study.
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>>2946491
>Go to the library to study.
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>>2946491
> Head home to spend time with your family.
we blew them off once today, we should see them at least once before we get sent away on a real mission.

Beside, we can brag about how we defeated two chunin on our very first mission!
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>Go shopping.
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>>2946491
>Head home to spend time with your family.
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Jesus I missed half the thread. Martial arts anon I don't think you are autistic and agree with some of your points, I think that it will be too difficult to do ninjutsu in melee combat
I also support the idea of ninja armour, not only does it make us live longer it makes us look more like best hokage
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>> Head home to spend time with your family.
I suppose we can have a small bit of fluff before we become the next hokage
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You decide to head towards the Library, to get some more studying in before it closes for the evening. You enter the building, it's scarecely populated this time of night, and you wave at the library worker, who knows you by now. You've spent a large portion of your childhood here, studying as much as you possibly can. Your parents trained you to work harder than your classmates, so you could keep up with all their special clan abilities. The Library effectively just feels like another home away from home. You wander through the bookshelves, picking out books you find interesting.

You only have time to study one tonight, or two, if you wanted a weaker grasp of both concepts. You find a table, and set the various books down, so you can better make your selection.

>Which will you study? (Max 2)
> Practical Applications of Basic Genjutsu (Revised) by Chiyome Munetoshi
> Appendix of Poisons 14th Edition by Tateoka
> History of Konohagakure and It's Foreign Relations by Fuma Doshun
> The Mathematics of Ninjutsu by Goemon Nara
> Advanced Hypothetical Hand Seal Applications by Yoshitsune Uzumaki
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>>2946693
> Practical Applications of Basic Genjutsu (Revised) by Chiyome Munetoshi
Our genjutsu skill is useless if we don't have any techniques.
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>>2946693
>Practical Applications of Basic Genjutsu (Revised) by Chiyome Munetoshi
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>>2946696
we do have techniques we used 2 of them so far 1 on Mariko and one on the chunin
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>>2946703
Yeah but there both d-rank which is equal to the clone jutsu we need something more substantial like a c-rank one.
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>>2946693
>> Practical Applications of Basic Genjutsu (Revised) by Chiyome Munetoshi
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>>2946693
>> Practical Applications of Basic Genjutsu (Revised) by Chiyome Munetoshi
Diversify later. Right now we need a solid grounding for our primary skillset.
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>>2946693
Genjutsu should be our focus tonight. We have only been successful with it against rookie genin and drunk chunin.
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>>2946715
You focus solely on the Genjutsu book for now. It is your specialty, after all. You spend the night taking notes on various ways Genutsu are used in the field, as well as numerous styles of historical genjutsu. By the end of the night, you have all the components you need to create a new genjutsu technique.

>Roll 1d100!
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

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Rolled 83 (1d100)

>>2946718
Lets see what we've got.
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Rolled 80 (1d100)

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Rolled 42 (1d100)

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>>2946718
>Roll 1d100
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>>2946722
>83
Looks like it'll be a C-Rank technique after all!

Pick which body system to target with your new genjutsu.
> Visual
> Auditory
> Nervous
> Cerebral
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>>2946728
>Auditory
Get the ground work in on this path.
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>>2946728
>Auditory
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>> Auditory
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>> Auditory
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>Nervous
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One of the most traditional C-Rank Genjutsu is The Optic Delusory genjutsu, which serves to mislead its target by changing the details of their environment. You essentially utilized the same principle, but applied it to sound. Using your new Aural Delusory technique, anyone you ensnare with it will have the sounds they hear sound as if they are coming from slightly different directions than they actually are.

You're expanding your list of techniques pretty well over the past couple of days. You'll have to test it out to properly classify it, but you're almost certain your new technique qualifies as a Class-C genjutsu. Your heart swells with pride, you're another step closer towards greatness.

As you return the books, in a secluded corner of the library, you hear the sounds of talking. It's curious that anyone would except for you would be here this late, so you take a peak, only to see another Team of Genin from your class, the smart kid, the fat boy, and the blonde girl! They're all huddled around a table.

"This has got to be the lamest thing you two have ever gotten me to do." The blonde girl says, glancing at the others.

The one with the top knot shrugs, "It's not that bad as a tactical simulation of sorts. It can get pretty tiresome though."

The fat one lets out a groan, "Guys, it's cool! Just give it a try." He grumbles in between munching a bag of some sort of snack.

> Ask why they're here.
> Ask what they're doing.
> Ask to join them.
> Leave them alone.
> Write-in.
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>>2946765
>Leave them alone.
We have better things to do
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>>2946765
>Ask what they're doing.
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>>2946765
>> Leave them alone.
They're playing dnd, we don't really have time for that

OOC and I don't want to get bogged down in a side thing so far from the main plot
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>>2946765
>> Ask what they're doing.