Previously on Sakura Quest.You are Sakura Haruno, a thirteen year old Kunoichi from Konohagakure. Born with an assortment of different skills and innate abilities, you honed yourself in hopes of improving, gaining control and learning more about yourself. With each passing day you become that much closer to achieving your dream. To be a strong Kunoichi who is capable of helping others when in need. A simple yet noble goal that carries many responsibilities, some of which you aren’t fully aware of. Despite this, you continue to move forward in order to achieve that dream.Graduated among the very best of the Ninja Academy, you are a proud member of Team 7. A four man squad led by the famous Kakashi Hatake. You and your teammates Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha travel the lands doing missions for your village. With them by your side. You take the necessary steps towards finding your own Ninja Way. As you embark into the world of the Ninja you find yourself establishing bonds and connections to a wide collection of individuals.In the nine months of being a proud Kunoichi, you experienced countless hardships and ordeals. Slowly you became more aware of the Ninja World as you begin to understand what it means to be a Ninja. At the same time you find yourself constantly clashing with different viewpoints and ideologies from many different individuals. There's still so much that you yet to see and truly understand. Even so, with your growing allies you tackle the challenges as you deal with the toughest mission of them all....growing up.After enduring a life changing event with the legendary Sannin Orochimaru, you currently find yourself standing at a crossroad. At present, to tackle the looming threats in front of you, you make a shocking decision. By embracing an unusual power you find yourself undergoing a sudden metamorphosis. Now swaying between the fine line between man and beast you come to grips with your new status as the bridge. Which path will you take? How far will you go for you dream? And can you continue to keep your ideals until the very end?Thread Archives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Sakura%20Haruno%20QuestNinja Info Profile: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jz6W_X9p957M2O6TzvBOqc0eR3Dz2WMpJOfN_8nOqKI/edit?usp=sharing
>>3758181Before doing anything else you made your way towards your friends. At first they were on the defensive but you quickly manage to prove that you were yourself and not the berserker monstrosity that they were previously dealing with. Once you came to terms with what you done with a deep apology you begin healing your friends. Your chakra was naturally being used as fuel for this transformed state. So you had to use the chakra acquired from the invading ninjas you fought in your blood rage. Luckily the process went smoothly as all your friends are fully healed but still exhausted. Invoking the powers of Kanchikata (Sensory Mode) you naturally found where Sasuke, Naruto and Gaara were fighting. It seems like they were on their last legs as the entity known as Shukaku has mostly disappeared from the battlefield. At first you were planning on heading off to assist despite the dangers of being around Shukaku while like this. However, your acute sensory capabilities alerted you of what was happening throughout the battlefield. Visions of your teachers and fellow comrades fighting against the invasion in vivid detail flowed into your mind. You almost staggered back from the sensory overload of seeing so many things at once. But what truly catch your attention was one fight in particular. The fight of Orochimaru and Lord Hiruzen. Naturally you felt the need to help Hiruzen but there was also the fact that you believed that he can do the same for you. On your own it was possible to fully suppressed the influence of Meiinfūinka (Netherworld Seal Transformation). However, it was taking a lot longer to revert yourself back to your natural form. Almost having you wonder if this was going to be permanent. In spite of this you remained to keep calm and composed. It was your unrelenting rage that gave the final nail on the coffin to triggering the mutated metamorphosis. So losing your cool would only worsen the unstable state you’re currently in. Not that it would’ve stopped the old you from panicking and diving into anxiety. After your rekindlement with Inner Sakura a newfound sense of stability and reassurance flooded your mind. Deep down you knew that you needed help in dealing with this and the only person that was closest to you was Lord Hiruzen.Utilizing your tremendous leg muscles you crouched down on the ground before taking off with the sound barrier shattering soon after. Your friends would only have enough time to hear you say “I’m sorry” as you vanish from sight. Giving your leg strength combined with your enhanced air current senses, you were able to actually run on the dense air pressure you was creating. The only other time where you were capable of moving at supersonic speeds was under Shinsei Mahachisu: Mankai. While not as fast as Mankai you certainly held far more control and fluidity of your motions. Allowing you to achieve a consistent slipstream from constantly breaking the sound barrier with each step you took.
>>3758190With your newfound mobility it didn’t take you long to cross halfway through the forest and through the village. Following the chakra signature of Lord Hiruzen led you precisely towards one of the castle style buildings. This was close to Kikyou’s castle as you kept that in mind. But as you get closer and closer to the destination point you would feel that Lord Hiruzen’s chakra was getting dimmer and dimmer. In response you exerted more force in your kicks to reach maximum speeds. Upon reaching your destination you were met with quite the unfortunate sight. There was a massive purple barrier that kept you from interacting from what was inside. Most of it was covered in darkness so you couldn’t see what was happening. However, an unusual entity appeared directly in front of you. In front of you was a truly massive sized entity that has to be the textbook definition of otherworldly. A translucent, giant spectre with shaggy white hair, purple skin, two red horns, and blackened sclera to fit its demonic visage. Draped in a large white kimono, it manages to give off a regal vibe despite it scrawny appearance. A complete contrast compared to your savage bruteness. To its side it carried a white tanto, with ts sword arm covered in what appears to be tattoos. Upon closer inspection those markings were actually that of a juinjutsu (Curse Seal) as it resembled the same kind as Shukaku’s only that it was pitch black rather the dark blue shade. As you continue to observe it, distracted by its appearance to notice anything else it’s golden eyes glances towards you.“So you can see me after all? How peculiar but not unwelcome~” The shinigami spoke, grinning it’s sharp, jagged black teeth at you. From its mouth held a serpentine tongue as you felt a familiar shiver down your spine. Unlike with Orochimaru, this being was death incarnate as you felt the creature’s very presence. It honestly left you speechless like a deer in headlights. The mysterious entity continued to look at you as it begins to finished extracting the souls it collected through the use of it’s tanto. With its job complete the physical form of the entity started to fade. “We’ll meet again...child who’s chakra carries her’s scent.”Before you could question him on those words you would see the shinigami passing through you. On instinct you tried to protect yourself as it phases through your body. It didn’t hurt but you felt quite a bone chilling presence travel through your entire core. Orochimaru couldn’t compare with this spectre. Heck it made Ami’s summoning Kerberous look like a mere kitten compared to this under-worldly entity. Snapping out of your daze you would noticed that you were back in your regular form. For some strange reason you were no longer transformed in the hulking red juggernaut. Although you did feel exceptional physical strain on your body. Most likely a side effect from that unusual transformation.
>>3758217There was no time to question what you saw or how you returned to normal. In your sights you see Lord Hiruzen currently lying on the ground lifeless while Orochimaru was in intense pain and fury. His arms were colored in a purple state as they were dropping in a similar lifeness state. Judging from the scars and ruined building there was a serious battle with several large trees still lingering on the rooftop. Around the battlefield lies a disturbing sight, surrounded by a large pile of shredded paper lies the bodies of Yoroi Akado and Misumi Tusurugi. From a simple glance you can already tell that they were lifeless and motionless. You didn’t know the cause but it was clear that the two members of Karin’s team and Kabuku’s students were dead. On one hand you felt the urge to puke at the lifeness sight but your attention quickly went back to Orochimaru. He was left to glare intensely at the defeated Hokage before being surrounded by four individuals. Each one looked like they were no different than Team Dosu in the age department. A burly heavy man with orange hair, a tan skinned lanky man with six arms, a slim blue haired man and a slender girl that made you think back to Karin with her reddish pink hair. Each one of them were wearing the exact same outfit as Orochimaru. The four individual started to tend to Orochimaru as he was preparing to leave.Anger and rage was starting to return as you begin to realize precisely what happened.>How do you respond?>Give into rage and chase after Orochimaru>Release your anger before regaining your senses and carry Lord Hiruzen corpse to a designated spot>Try to use medical ninjutsu to revive Lord Hiruzen>Run to Kikyo Castle to travel through the secret portal into Takamagahara (High Heaven's Plain)Other [write-in]
>>3758305>>Release your anger before regaining your senses and carry Lord Hiruzen corpse to a designated spot
>>3758305>>Try to use medical ninjutsu to revive Lord HiruzenOjii-san, wake up...
>>3758305in a panic take lord hiruzen to high heavens plain and beg for help
>>3758467to grieve is human and i think we are about to really git in touch with are humanity in the next few moments
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>>3758565You knew that Orochimaru was going to attack Lord Hiruzen but you never actually considered the possibility that Lord Hiruzen would lose let alone... No, that wasn’t true, you just deeply didn’t want to think about such possibilities. As you approached Lord Hiruzen, both the broly man and the slender woman stood in front of Orochimaru to act as a defense. Leaving the four armed man and the blue haired man to pick up Orochimaru by the arm. Seeing him like this set a series of emotions burning inside of you at great intensity. But with all that you just ignored the group and continue with rushing to Lord Hiruzen. You were furious not stupid. Despite the growing rage inside you kept yourself from acting on those violent impulses. Not only were you weakened from Meiinfūinka (Netherworld Seal Transformation) but you were outnumbered. Given the presence they gave you can only assume that they were among Orochimaru’s elite. Each one of them has to be at least on the same level as Team Dosu if not even stronger. You weren’t in any condition to fight no matter how perfect of a chance you had in avenging Lord Hiruzen. Making your way to Lord Hiruzen you take one final look at Orochimaru. His face was starting to fall apart from the stress of losing his arms. At your very eyes you saw the creepy middle-aged man transitioning into that of a beautiful young woman. The only thing that kept you from mistaking her for someone else was Orochimaru’s snake eyes. As you looked at her face you strongly recall seeing it from somewhere. Before you could ponder this further you watched Orochimaru and his men jumping into the sky to parts unknown. Leaving you to kneel down towards Lord Hiruzen. There was a serious deep wound against his right abdomen along the multitude of bruises and cuts. You immediately try to shake Lord Hiruzen to get him to respond. Slowly you saw a brief flash of light coming from his eyes. “Ah…” Lord Hiruzen gasped, taking some deep breaths while currently against the ground.“Lord Hiruzen! Thank goodness you’re still with us. I knew he couldn’t kill you.”You smiled at Lord Hiruzen, lifting him up and setting him against your lap while trying to heal him. But as you did this Hiruzen merely placed his hand against yours and shake his head. “Don’t worry about me. Tell me what about the villagers? Are they safe?” He asked, looking at you at best he can. Although you were healing his wound his condition didn’t improve. In fact, you soon realize by all accounts he should be dead right now.. By sheer force of will he was keeping himself alive long enough to talk with you.
>>3758942Biting your lip you briefly came close to crying at the realization. You take a deep breath before looking down at Lord Hiruzen. “Everyone is fine. The villagers are safe and the invasion has been stopped. We won.” You smiled, forcing yourself to keep it up and avoid crying.“That’s good. I’m glad there wasn’t any casualties. I didn’t...want my mistake to cause any harm to the village. Everyone in the village is no different than my own children” Lord Hirzen said, gasping in each breath as it was taking a lot of effort. But you knew that he needed to say these last words to you. So you didn’t try to stop him speaking. “Nonsense Lord Hiruzen! You didn’t do anything wrong. You’re a truly splendid leader. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. Everyone…..everyone is truly indebted to your kind efforts.” You continued to smile at him but drops of tears was starting to pour out. Still, you focused on giving Lord Hiruzen the warmest smile as you kept“So please...don’t leave this world with regrets.”“Ahaha...you really are a pure hearted girl. I don’t think I deserve such kindness. But thank you for keeping an old man like me company in his last moments I only wished that I could continue watching you and the rest of your classmates as you continue to bloom into a beautiful flower.” Hearing him say those just made the memories flood back as you could no longer hold back your tears. “Now listen Sakura. I knew that an attack was coming so don’t blame yourself thinking that you failed to tell me in time. Also in preparation for the worst, I have made this prepared for you. When the time is right open it.” As he spoke, Lord Hiruzen struggle himself to pull what looks to be a special blue croll decorated in golden symbols. You slowly picked up the scroll and held it tightly as you looked at him. “Sorry that you’ll have to settle with this for an early congratulation present.““No, I’m really thankful for this. Even in your dying breath you’re still looking after me.” You felt Lord Hiruzen brushing his left index finger to wipe out the stream of tears from your eyes. H kept a warm smile even as he was on his last breath. It made it all the more disheartening.“Aha...I lived a long life. Far more than what anyone during my era got the chance to. And yet… I still can’t help but want to live just a little longer. I’m hopeless aren’t I.” Lord Hiruzen chuckled, you couldn’t help but join in the laughter. He soon coughed up some blood as his vision begins to blur.
>>3759026“Take care of Konohamaru and the others for me Sakura. No matter what happens for you in the future....don’t ever lose that will of fire. Let that gentle heart set a purifying blaze that burns through any darkness without losing that pure essence Whatever you choose to do in life, always remember that I'm proud of you. II'm truly grateful to have met you, Sakura Haruno.” Lord Hiruzen mentioned, giving one last word of wisdom for pardoning words. He soon found himself feeling surrounded by the entire village in spirit. His heart was put at ease despite knowing full well where he’ll end up. The image of his former student showed himself to him before fading back to you as an act of symbolism.“I will.” You nodded, your smile breaking as you sense that Lord Hiruzen was about to leave. With no more words to say you saw Lord Hiruzen finally succumbing to his fate and passing on. His body truly went cold and lifeless.Almost as if the heavens themselves was brought to tears rain begins to pour down on the village. Even as you were drenched by the cold waters you not once left Lord Hiruzen’s side. For that moment of silence you felt the emotions running wild now that you were by yourself. Gritting your teeth you soon let out a loud scream. A sorrowful cry that was filled with anguish and anger as your heart transition into heartache. You didn’t hold anything back as you let it all out in a crying mess. You cried until there was no more tears in your eyes. But even at your lowest you didn’t lose yourself to this despair. It wasn’t long before you completely regain your senses. Picking yourself up you decided to carry Lord Hiruzen’s lifeless body out of the wreckage. As you walked out of the surrounding forest you find yourself surrounded by several of the leaf ninja. You didn’t say a single word as everyone quickly put together the worst case scenario. Under your care you made sure to deliver Lord Hiruzen’s body to his loved ones to prepare for a funeral. Afterwards you made your way back home to collapse on your bed from the physical and mental exhaustion. The one person who brought you into the world of ninjas and served as both your surrogate grandpa and safety net was gone. And things were never going to be the same.>Go to Lord Hiruzen funeral with everyone>Silently morn for him but leave before anyone shows up at his grave>Don’t attend the funeral and focus on training instead>Have Inner Sakura go in your place while you stay in bed grieving>Focus on getting some help by going to Takamagahara>Other [write-in]
>>3759073Sorry for the late reply, summer heat can kill the speed of a computer. Anyway f it wasn't clear enough I took a divergence to have a more touching final moment with Lord Hiruzen. Your efforts and interactions helped filled the large hole that Orochimaru left and allowed him to leave this world without regrets. That one anon who pushed for a heart-wrenching conclusion will be happy. Or at least I hope so.
>>3759098his fate was set the moment he lost orochimaru there are a lot of lessons to be learnt from that lets make sure we learn the right ones
>>3759073go to lord hiruzens funeral with everyone and bring inner sakura she lost him to
>>3759073>>Go to Lord Hiruzen funeral with everyone
>>3759073>Go to Lord Hiruzen funeral with everyone
>>3759124>>3759136>>3759169After the invasion of Konoha, many things have changed as a result. For Sunagakure they were met with a shocking conclusion. Both the Wind Daimyo and the Fourth Kazekage have been eliminated by Orochimaru. What was truly horrific was the fact for the longest time they were dead. It seems that Orochimaru used some sort of jutsu or trade secret to pull it off. Allowing for him to subtly control the actions of Sunagakure and force them into waging war. And it wasn’t just Sunagakure, it seems that Orochimaru had manipulated Kusagakure and byproxy Amegakure into assisting with the attack. There was also the fact that he took advantage of the relationships with Kumogakure and Iwagakure. The only one who he wasn’t able to convince was Kirigakure. Mainly that was due to the fact they have just recently underwent their own civil war and finally closed the curtain on the bloody reign of the fourth Mizukage and his followers. But like Konoha, Kirigakure suffered massive damage and focused their time on recovering and repairing their image.Although the villages have a united cause in being manipulated by Orochimaru, it seems that none of them were willing to take any direct actions. It was decided that it was generally Konoha’s trouble to deal with. And they’ll only take action if Orochimaru dare to make trouble within their villages. As for Konoha, it was ultimately decided that Konoha wouldn’t pursuit retaliation towards the other villages. The invasion ended up killing a good number of Konoha’s military forces. Although Konoha was able to prevent the worse case scenario it didn’t change the fact that Konoha suffered greatly from this planned attack. Without the presence of a Hokage Konoha was in a vulnerable state. Among the five great villages Konoha now stood at the very bottom in military power as a result of the invasion and the remnants of the Nine-Tailed Fox’s attack. Currently the village elders have stepped up to take the role of leaders of the village. But it is only a temporary solution to the problems at hand. Sooner or later Konoha will have to find and recruit another individual for the role of Hokage. But that was concerns to be dealt with for another time. In the passing week preparations were made for everyone to attend the funeral of the Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi. Although everyone has been focusing on scrambling on repairs, nobody could freely move on without addressing the loss of their leader as well as the loss of countless ninjas in the invasion. Naturally you decided to take part in joining the rest of the villagers in mourning the loss of such a great individual. For you there was the excuse that you should remain bedridden and focus primarily on recovery after the effects of the Meiinfūinka. Even with your abnormal recovery rate and regenerative powers it was best not to over do it. Even so, you can't bring yourself to lie in bed and miss the funeral.
>>3759256Accompanied by your friends and surprisingly Ami, you set out to the funeral spot. Right by your side was Inner Sakura as you manifested her. Like you told her in your mind you were going to have her experience the outside world and come to understand your viewpoint and just why you cared so much about the bonds you made. She didn’t put any fuss in the matter. Arriving at your destination point you took part in the series of events. From listening to the eulogy to placing a white flower for the fallen you made sure to follow every activity in the event. Seeing all the familiar faces brought some closure for you and Inner Sakura. Even Hayato and Yugao who were recovering from the attack showed up to grieve. Meanwhile you kept close to Konohamaru and listen to the speech that Kakashi and Iruka gave to Naruto about the value of life and what happens when someone dies. Strangely Naruto showed incredible amounts of insight to understand what needed to be said and take to heart. Like Naruto, the rest of your class followed suit. It seemed that experiencing an actual war no matter how short had left some growing impression on others. You didn’t have Lord Hiruzen to be a safety net or a fountain of information. The village needed>Take some time off by undergoing therapy [write-in who you want to be consoled by]>Focus on helping the reconstruction and restoration plan>Help out with missions to the best of your ability>Stick to training and socializing>Experiment with Anima/Meiinfūinka>Fulfill your promises and teach your friends what you know from the scroll.>Other [write-in]
>>3759257>Focus on helping the reconstruction and restoration plan>>Help out with missions to the best of your ability>>Stick to training and socializing>>Experiment with Anima/Meiinfūinkaall good choices honestly
>>3759257Decided to summarized the funeral. Depending on your choices in the past I did have plans on the course of events relating to it. But you managed to cling on to your sense of self and made up with Inner Sakura. So there's no need.Had you chose to sticking with the power path and sacrifice your humanity. Going as far to keep repressing/denying your feelings, you would feel yourself losing your emotions and becoming just like Saigyo. A person dictated entirely on rationality and pragmatism. Sort of what Shinichi from Parasyte underwent.To break up this serious moment, I ran across this for the WW anon. Aside from the hair it fits for this Sakura.
>>3759257>>Focus on helping the reconstruction and restoration plan
>>3759257we can not take time off but we should talk to ino and tiger teacher for both the soft Truth and the hard Truth about what we are feeling how it maters and how we can positively move on and live good lives wile helping those we can in this fucked up mess by doing what we can
>>3759272oh also we sill need to do some thing about that black ball of badness in our head and i do not think we can do it on are own even with inner sakuras help more things to talk to both ino and tiger teacher and most likely kakashi as well
>>3759279and we need to talk to naruto and sasuke about how they feel and see if we can help them and we should probely help kin and her team if they are sill alive and in the mood to talk about there feelings and we need to thank anko for saving them like we prom est and we need to properly beg forgiveness from are friends for nearly killing them all in an impromptu training exorcise during a war and oh god when will it all stop spinning get me off this crazy ride i am going to puke
>>3759285and to hopefully cap it off we need to apologize to the sand siblings for spanking garra kissing tamery and screaming at and throwing konkarow if we see them around and no i am not stopping until i see all there faces and we have to explain our unwomanly behaveyur to all of them
>>3758217and is it me or dos that grim reaper sound kind of scary with the way it talks about us i mean i know that the grim reaper talking to you means its time to start signing your will and all but this sounds a ligtal creepy you dig
>>3759299and we probably need a seen where inner sakura and ino are walking around town showing her that she is free to do what she wants only for both of them to walk in to are room and see us panicking over a list of all the peppal we need to apalajys to and they slowly close the door with deadpan looks on there faces wile we beg for there help to fix it all with us
>>3759299remember you did not tell us how we beet them only that we beet them and you did not tell us how we fought our friends only how they fought us so it is all open to are imagination and fan fixchon
>>3759332If the interest is strong then I'll make an omake or actually let you fight Version 2 Sakura in a as one of the main combatants or all of them if you really want to be controlling. I chose to summarize it because the was dragging along and I pretty sure people wanted to go back to non-drama/escalating plots for a while. That's why the Itachi's arrival and Tsunade's recruitment arc isn't going to kick off till year two in the story time.
>>3759350if nothing ells you have my vote to let us see what version 2 sakura can do with out having to go back in to the form and maybe hurt our friends agen and maybe kill them this time and also i wood love to see what our friends can do at full power and working together i mean all we ever really got to see in canon was naruto and sasuke show off all the time why cant the others show off a ligtel from time to time and i wood love to see rock lees reeachon when we say we want to trane with all of them and see henota blush when we kiss the sand sister in front of her ligtel brother
>>3759350and anyway you do not have to go so fast all the time slow down smell the roses and enjoy life some slice of life with the cast wood be nice and its not like we are playing naruto who had no real connections out side his team we are a girl with lots of friends evan outcasts like naruto and kin can say they at lest like us lets live a ligtel maybe get are parents some thing nice for there anniversary not like anyone els on are team can do the same
>>3759469hey that's a nice idea lets ask ino what flowers to git for are parents maybe bring kakashi with us and ask him if he can think of any thing else to get someones parents for there anniversary he seems like he wood be a expert on the subject
>>3759513and if you really think about it chakra adickshon is realy not that bad i mean its not like we have a weird chakra goset in are head made up of all the popal we stole chakra from trying to rip us apart from the inside out and kill their original hosts and form a giant corpse beast bent on eating more chakra and corpses i mean its not like pepol dont do what we do for a dam good reason right
>>3759257>>Take some time off by undergoing therapy [Lady Nekoma]
>>3759270>>3759722I think based on the votes so far this is the most chosen conclusion but I'm not sure so I'm going to see what I would get if i roll anyway before writing.
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>>3760562Once the funeral was over things slowly started to swing back to normality. Of course grieving process didn’t instantly went away as there was a lot of conflicting feelings. But like all things time was doing a good job of mending those scars left from the invasion. You weren’t any different, although there was a lot of things still lingering inside your heart. Why did Orochimaru's face look familiar to you? Who was that Shinigami and why did it know you? What was in the scroll that Lord Hiruzen left? There was so many questions running in your head that you felt like if you stopped to think you would be crushed by the weight. For now you pushed them aside in order to do whatever you can to help the village. A week of rest was enough to make the pain stop. However, it didn’t change the fact that you were still feeling the aftereffects of Meiinfūinka. It was completely different compared to the strain you felt from Anima stage one. It was only your abnormal physiology, specifically your dense muscle tissues and bones that keeps your body from creaking and tearing itself apart from the prolonged exposure. More or less you could still do your daily duties but it was still recommended that you take it easy for a while. Keeping that in mind you still set out to assist in any little way. Thinking back to the land of waves you get an idea of precisely what you should do to help out the village. You decided to spend your time helping with the reconstruction and rebuilding of Konohagakure.Given your photographic memory and talents with architecture to better improve your battlefield control tactics it was the perfect idea. All of those times acting as a guide to your friends from afar served to hold some serious merits. Not only were you able to make blueprints based on your information but also how to improve them as well. Thanks to that you were able to greatly improve the efforts of the building team and give Tenzo a much needed break. Through your diligence you were able to recreate and restore several of the landmarks and travel spots. Naturally building houses and the essential buildings like hospitals came first. In light of that you wanted to build morality to the people. It wouldn't be enough to replace their love ones. But having the village back the way it was would surely have some positive effects. At the same time you knew that it was guilt that was motivating you. Hence why you generally chose to do construction yourself and leave the actual socializing to Inner Sakura. Although it wasn’t your fault you couldn’t forgive yourself for causing trouble to the village and harming your friends. You needed some serious space to reflect and think about how you’re going to set things straight. That and it was good for Inner Sakura having to actually deal with people. The results given however was another story. Baby steps.
>>3761077As you continued with construction, you took notice of just how busy everyone was. Rarely was there any time to socialize or do typical pre-teen stuff. With Konoha military being understaffed it was now necessary for the remaining ninjas to work as hard as possible. Each one of the able ninjas found themselves taking additional work. They needed to show the rest of the world that they were still worthy of being among the five great nations. Showing weakness would only invite another invasion. So even though they should take the time to rest, the Konoha ninjas diligently pushed themselves for the good of the village. They didn’t want the legacy of the third to be tarnished and filled with bitter regrets. Also the relationship with the Land of Wind has unfortunately took a turn for the worse.. Sunagakure was willing to make up for their part in the ambush but the Land of Wind was another story. The Land of Wind stopped sending their request to Konoha as some believed it was due to Konoha’s incompetence that lead to the Wind Damiyo’s death. This was mainly in relation with dealing with Orochimaru when they had the chance. And the effects of the war certainly hurt the standing for the Land of Fire. Although the Fire Damiyo was still supportive of Konoha, there was a lot of questions of whether or not they can do the job. Thus, there was a motion to revive the Twelve Guardian Ninja in case Konoha was to fall. These were just talks but it was clear that this was a problematic ordeal for Konoha. You knew all of that thanks to Ami actually telling you about it through proper conversation. You weren’t exactly on friendly terms but rising from bitter antagonists to frienemies was a substantial jump in your relationship. Most noticeably was the fact Ami didn’t say anything bad or conceding to Lord Hiruzen. Despite being taught by her grandfather she refrained from kicking you down at your lowest. Something that the Ami of the past wouldn’t hesitate doing. Still, you don't need your senior to pick apart your unusual behavior. The smile you genuinely gave didn’t hold the same kind of warmth that usually soothe the soul. Not a like of trying mind you, there was just too much going on to make you return to normal. Once the village reconstruction and restoration was finally done you decide to take some time off. No one could really stop you given how much hard work you have done in the long weeks of construction. Therefore the village elders and Kakashi approved of you with taking a long trip to Takamagahara. Arriving from the secret portal in Kikyo Castle you were greeted fondly by the Ninnekos. It wouldn’t take you long before you arrived to the massive Shiro (Japanese Castle) , taking the time to reflect that it also served as a parallel to how Kikyo’s castle was built. Inside you find yourself having a long conversation with Lady Nekoma after telling her the news of your extended stay.
>>3761282As one would expect she was absolutely furious over the events that transpired during the invasion. You and the Ninnekos were lucky that Lady Nekoma’s sacred bluish white flames aka the Flames of Purgatory didn’t burn you despite engulfing the entire castle grounds. Still, you made the effort to apologize to which Lady Nekoma disregarded as she could tell it wasn’t a validatory choice. So she only let you off by giving a Nijuushou powered flick to the forehead for losing your temper. The last time you received one of those it was enough to send you flying halfway across the castle grounds. Here you just met with hitting the wall. If that wasn’t a sign of growth you didn’t know what was. Afterwards you begin to undertake therapy sessions with Lady Nekoma. Although your body has recovered from the experience the wise cat sage tempered to thoroughly mend and purify the mind, body and soul. That being said, you once again found yourself undergoing a training session from hell in between your recovery treatment. If nothing else she wasn’t going to let you become sloppy and neglect training due to sickness. Though when comparing your training to Orochimaru's method, Lady Nekoma was a saint as she never made you do something she didn't think you could achieve. While questionably sadistic she always have your well-being in mind. Hence why you usually did what she instructed with mild complains. When you weren’t doing such physical labor you were given healing remedies ranging from acupuncture via steel needles, natural volcanic sauna, tai chi meditation under a raging waterfall, chiropractic messages from your sensei, enduring magnetic field therapy through the forests, bathing in the purifying waters and ingesting golden milk, consuming several of the world’s natural and senjutsu influence herbs although diluted, to finally talking things out with Lady Nekoma. Although unorthodox, her methods were having quite the positive effect on you. Natural treatments held a special effect quite different from Medical Ninjutsu and science, but the end result was the same. Feeling comfortable you find yourself telling everything that plagued you during therapy time with Lady Nekoma. Inner Sakura also chirped in to reveal the problems that you yourself were unaware or chose to play ignorant about. You were embarrassed about some of the stuff you told Lady Nekoma the longer you continued these sessions. Lady Nekoma chalked it off to being a teenager and such actions were to be expected.When you brought up the more embarrassing things like your relationship with Kin and Kabuki she sang a different tune. As a cat her concept of relationships was nowhere near as complicated and restricted as what humans placed upon themselves. It didn’t stop your sensei for teasing you over it.
>>3761498But not once did she judged you or tell you what your feelings were right or wrong. Instead, she focused on tackling the source of your problems first before giving her guiding insight. Strangely this was rather lifting for you as for the longest time you mainly repressed your feelings and urges. Focusing more on helping others rather than tending to yourself. It was an effective means to dodge your lack of self-esteem and innate desire to connect to others instead of being isolated. Coming to terms with this was a major big step for you on the path of controlling your feelings and gaining inner strength. It didn’t mean it was gone but you were better off now than you were before. Still, Lady Nekoma made sure to lecture you on the importance of improving mental strength and not just becoming “smarter”. Unfortunately, there was still at least one lingering presence that needed to be addressed. >Talk to Lady Nekoma about the black orb and her suggestions on how to tackle it>Keep it a secret and work on experimenting with Meiinfūinka in Amanoiwato >Ask Lady Nekoma if she can purify/remove Anima [write-out which]>Ask about the Shinigami and the words he said to you>Seek her guidance over [write-in what insight you want to directly hear about] >Spar with Lady Nekoma for old time sake>other [write-in][Sorry for the lack of dialogue choices until now. Was mainly focused on getting the fmonth out of the way before making the trip to wonderland Neko edition. And nobody wants to micromanage how well you build structures for a month. At least I would hope not. As always if you have something you want to suggest for dialogue feel free to speak up.]
>>3761519>>Talk to Lady Nekoma about the black orb and her suggestions on how to tackle it>Ask about the Shinigami and the words he said to you
>>3761519talk to lady nekoma about the black orb and her suggestions on how to tackle it anima is most likely just the physical aspect of the black orb ask about the shinigami and the words he said to you seek her guidance over our fate and if it is the same as how the first hokage died in the end and just to feel better about what she tells us and to relacks spar with lady nekoma for old time sake it is probably all connected in some way or form anyway
>>3761519>Ask about the Shinigami and the words he said to you>Seek her guidance over [Your affaire with Kin]
>>3761878i truly do not believe sakura will live to see 20 years at this rate because of you way she treats her body and that she may have the same regenarashun as the first hokage and is far more reckless than he was
>>3761883ya kin is good to add her to the list
>>3761716>>3761878>>3761883Looks like I'm doing all 3 based on orange supporting them.
>TFW been reading through the quest and thought it was fun but jesus christ people get heated over dumb shitSeriously though, I approve of being the second coming of Hashirama with ultimately wood release if we can ever get around too it, especially since Naruto is quite literally ninja jesus later on and the complete and sheer bullshit that Sasuke became as time went on, and so far it's looking like he will be an even bigger monster then his canon counterpart and naruto is getting character development faster so he will probably hit ninja jesus levels much faster I think.Currently we've been told time and time again, we need to at some point start back with working on the basics of all our stuff so we don't go sliding back into mediocrity in various areas for a while. In addition to this if i was the one running the show we already have our own set up on how to become maximum bullshit, and what we need is time. If anything besides working on the basics and people want to keep expanding into new stuff i'd rather start working on element releases.
>>3762693personally i think we need to focus on are physical mental and spiritual health and stability because we are not naruto or hashirama we do not have a grate destiny sealed demon or evan a special bloodline to fall back on if we brake sum thing and die like they can or worse go monster mode and attack are friends again we are just a 13 year old girl with some gimmicks and a hard working attitude and that does not take you far just ask kakashis teammate we may be the protagonist this time around but now we are playing on Nintendo hard not dragon ball z like naruto did in his story
>>3762716I was talking long term thoughts honestly. Mostly i want to work on basics a bunch once we get our therapy session up and dealt with.
>>3762720i get you but we are sill sakura haruno and evan tho we are the protag this is sill narutos story and he will always be stronger than we are one because the story demands he is two because he is fated to be and three he has all the tools and powers he will ever need to surpass us every time every sengal time with out fail after all he was the one who beat garra not us we failed to make a difference despite our hard work and perseverance and the times are only going to get harder and harder so we may need to really look at our self's and ask if power is what we need or if we need something else to be strong
>>3762720also being a big dum cave woman is going to kill us quick in the oncoming fights agenst itachey and anyone else that wont bother getting in to fist fighting range of us or can just kill us with one hit kill moves because ya we can be the strongest monster girl in the world but if we can not protect our self or others form hax bullshit we are going to be the saddest monster girl in the world and i mean we are a kid genies so we should use our big brain more
>>3762741Sounds rather defeatist don't ya think? Right now or main issue is we are trying to run before we walk, right now we do have some things that keep us from being useless, such as our eidetic memory or the sheer chakra control we have for our age. Now I think your right and won't be full on naruto sage bullshit mode anytime soon, but then again we don't need literally all the retarded brute strength naruto has with chakra. Being the skilled one instead of the strong one still has its uses. Also currently you are comparing current sakura to full on naruto plot bullshit along with having the power of a literal giant chakra engine of a tailed beast because fuck you. In addition we are talking about genin sakura versus stupid bullshit like orochimaru when even naruto in full bullshit mode simply doesn't or can't remove his dumbass even in boruto.
>>3762757i know you are right and i was not trying to be pessimistic but we do need something to even the playing field agenst fate and all its bullshit and raw training just wont cut it and i can see only two ways to do that and it is to use our big brain to cheet like a mother fucker and use it to work hard the best way possible and our secret third advantage is that unlike naruto and sasuke we can actually talk to are friends unlike them and figer things out like a real person
>>3762123“Lady Nekoma. With your boundless knowledge and experience, surely you must know what was it that I saw. It told me that it was surprised that I can see it and that we’ll meet again. Now for the longest time I never really believed in spirits or yokai. But after that experience...I’m not so sure anymore.“ Slowly turning to your sensei your face started to turn pale. An ill feeling began to creep upon you thus making you become rather queasy. “Am I going to die” You asked, trying to keep up a smile in spite of this. Putting up a brave poke face didn’t exactly hide the fact that you were terrified of the implications that meeting a real shinigami carried. You weren’t exactly born lucky or gifted without some monkey's paw effect to balance it. Even your Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy and the benefits relating to it was more of a curse than a boom originally. Yet not once did you consider your luck to be so bad that you’d literally meet a shinigami. Maybe you are fated to become a Yurei after all. As you panicked in a comedic manner, Lady Nekoma let out a small sigh before smoking from her pipe. Blowing out a small cloud she breaks the growing anxiety by tapping your forehead with her smoke pipe. “You are notoriously reckless with your body. Taking full advantage of your dense musculoskeletal system to push yourself far beyond what anyone should be capable of doing and withstanding exceptional amounts of stress for your ambitions. In addition to being faster, sharper and stronger than most there’s your recovery rate. Dare I say you may even have a regenerative ability similar to Hashirama Senju who said to be on par with the Kyuubi’s recovery abilities. Of course I can mainly chalk it up to your experimentation with things like Shinra Banshou triggering this mutation but it matters not how it came to be. Rather what will you do with it. Be that as it may, I do not think it was an omen that your life is coming to an end. Although you will end up like Hashirama if you continue to hastily use your regenerative abilities without caution. Continuous amounts of excessive overuse can lead to a short life.” Lady Nekoma glanced, keeping her feline eyes focused directly at you. Almost peering through your physical body and looking straight at your soul. It sent a shiver down your spine. “Yes, I’ll be more careful from now on. I’m sorry.” You bowed, feeling yourself shrink from Lady Nekoma’s glance. You get the feeling she was glaring at you despite her reserve and observant expression. While you didn’t know the full extent of what she was capable when she’s mad but you held more than enough experience to not get on your sensei’s bad side. “Now then back on the Shinigami. To understand it’s words I have to explain to you something important in regards to balance. You know the meaning that Shape and Form carry correct?” Lady Nekoma asked.
>>3764491“I know the textbook definition of the two yes. But I get the feeling you’re talking about a philosophical definition.” You replied, causing Lady Nekoma to nod in approval. Being an egghead was a real boom for your teachers as they didn’t need to really focus a lot of time explaining especially with stuff that should be common sense. “Shape and form are two important elements, like Yin and Yang they are always tied together in a harmonic balance. One cannot exist without the other. As a matter of fact chakra is no different as it needs both elements to properly exist. Yin creates shape from nothingness and Yang breathes life into form.It is through these two elements working side by side that the feats performed by chakra are possible. Contrary to popular belief concepts such as Yang Style and Yin Style don’t completely remove the the opposite element in order to perform.”“Eh?” You blinked a bit, showing a more feline expression in your confusion. Your smile remained but it fully exposed those elongated canines in the process. Lady Nekoma slowly placed her smoke pipe in between her vast cleavage as she continues her lecture. “Instinctively living beings who manipulate chakra make sure to keep the ratio between physical and spiritual energies in balance to avoid the risks and dangers of imbalance. Typically that comes in the form of the jutsu falling apart or just not activating. It’s like how most rely on hand seals to cast as how many are needed are based both on the power of the jutsu and the skill of the user. Tobirama Senju for instance has been said to manifest Water Style without hand seals and only needed a single sign for the strongest form of Water Style.” Taking a brief pause Lady Nekoma started to manifest two different energies from her palm. A red and blue flame to be precise. At first glance it wasn’t all that special but using your sensory skills you were able to see that the red flame was made up of yang chakra while the blue flame was yin chakra. Quickly our pupils started to shape themselves into stars from the visiual display. “Stuff like this is something that’s common sense to people especially when spending long periods of time learning chakra. But most don’t really grasp why as the method slowly becomes second nature through repetition and diligence. Keeping that in mind Yang Style uses two thirds physical energy with the last third holding spiritual energy and vice versa for Yin Style. “Seeing the display you briefly started to touch your chin before forming the big question. “I think I understand what you’re getting at. But if that’s true then is the possibility of completely separating the two forces just a pipe’s dream”
>>3764542“It is possible for one to completely remove the other element in the creation process. However, I don’t recommend doing such a thing.” As Lady Nekoma spoke, she begins to alter the construct of the blue flame. Slowly it starts to take shape as the blue flames twists and morphs into a flame spirit. Unlike previous examples this flame spirit was transforming from it’s cute appearance to something monstrous and demonic. The colors of its flames turned brightly but gave off an unnatural and sickly aura. The flame spirit twists and convolutes as it lets out a rather terrifying screech. Almost jumping up from the sight you took a step back while taking a defensive stance The creature was thrashing violently in Lady Nekoma's hand looking for something. “W-What is that Lady Nekoma?” “As you see here everything needs a balance to not only remain stable but to be whole altogether. Without it causes the creation to be in a sort of limbo where they don’t truly exist despite capable of influencing the world. Such concepts especially living ones will do anything they can to seek out their opposites to become whole. Usually through forcibly extracting or merging with the intended victim. And let’s just say such a process is anything but natural or safe for both parties.” In between conversation the blue flame eventually set its eyes on you, furthering your dread. Before the blue flame could jump from her palm and latch on to you, Lady Nekoma instantly fed it some physical energy. Slowly it becomes more docile as the flame spirit starts to resemble a more healthy and stable appearance. It returned to the cute and simple appearance previously as the red flame also transformed into a cuddly fire spirit. Out of instinct you begin to brush your tail, calming it down as your cat ears flopped down from the fright. “R-Right I’ll keep that in mind for the future. So forgive me for asking but how does all of this tie into the Shinigami?” You asked, tilting your head with moderate curiosity. “Anyway, like what you told me about learning about Yokai there lies another world in connection to ours. The invisible world where the Yokai are said to come from. Many adopted this invisible world as the Seishinkai (Spiritual World) thinking it must be where one’s soul ends up but that’s a misconception. It is only a space that a strong enough chakra that can force the invisible world to interact with the individual both spiritually and physically depending on the usage. The real world where the soul goes is called the Jōdo (Pure Lands).” Hearing Lady Nekoma talk about such a place made you lost for words. Religion wasn’t exactly something you strongly held regard given you were practically an atheist. The closest thing to religious practice was your will of fire and the general teachings of Ninshu. But neither one of them strongly carried enough religion to sway you to be a devoted believer at this time.
>>3764561“I won't dive into the religious aspects as I strongly believe you already get the concept. What I’m telling you about this is because...the Pure Lands isn’t governed by concepts like the Shinigami. Most likely it is a metaphysical concept brought to life by Hiruzen Sarutobi using a forbidden jutsu based on what Enma has told me. I think it was called the Shiki Fūjin (Dead Demon Consuming Seal”Lady Nekoma reflected, quickly giving you the rundown on the technique. From what you understood it was an ability that calls forth the Shinigami to extract the souls of both the user and the victim. It was how Lord Hiruzen was able to rip the previous hokages from their imprisonment and cripple Orochimaru by stealing the portion of his soul found in his hands. It was beginning to make sense why Lord Hiruzen stopped you from healing him. He was basically dead the moment he cast such a jutsu. After explaining it she thinks back to a certain individual. A woman with beautiful scarlet hair normally kept in twin hair buns. Wearing a traditional kimono her most noticeable trait was a diamond-shaped marking on her forehead. The mysterious woman turned to meet with Lady Nekoma’s sights before smiling. “Or more likely...“ Lady Nekoma muttered, further lost in her train of thought. “Lady Nekoma? Are you alright?” You called out to your sensei, snapping her out of her trip as she drops down to the floor. You quickly rush to her aid till she ushered a hand to tell you to stop. “Yes I’m fine. I just got lost in thought. Pardon me.” Lady Nekoma smiled, slowly picking herself up from the ground before meeting with your eyes. You still held a worried look, causing Lady Nekoma to pet you on the head to reassure you. “Ahem. What are called Kami are merely spirits or phenomena created by the affects of the world in order to serve as a system or encompassing force to balance the world. At the end of the day they are merely just remnant of chakra giving shape and form. Chakra is the accumulation of the essence that defines one’s existence, their soul mixed with the physical body. When someone dies they are generally split in half with the physical and spiritual connection now severed. The physical body or earthly half stays behind while the spiritual half transcend into the pure lands. Typically when one is held by strong feelings for someone or earthly regrets, the spiritual side will find themselves anchored to the world or reach a middle plane of existence. To achieve this means that the earthly half, the part that holds your memories and attachments has failed in purifying the spiritual half and returning it to the pure state.” Lady Nekoma said, making sure to explain it in a way that someone of your intellect can understand.
>>3764645“Only by living life to the fullest and die without regrets can one hopefully reach the pure land and escape the cycle resulting in them leaving no earthly body. Those who aren’t able to let go will eventually fade and undergo reincarnation. The earthly body draws them back to undergo a metamorphosis where they transform into a new lifeform. When they return they naturally don’t have any access to the knowledge and experience accumulated in their past life. But there are rare instances of resonance that influences the individual without them realizing it. As well as the possibility of being possessed by an outward source.“ The more Lady Nekoma explained the more lost you felt about the entire thing. Now you weren’t stupid but this was certainly a lot to digest. Once again begging the question of exactly how old Lady Nekoma if she’s holding such bountiful wisdom to this extent. You refrained from speaking, ushering your sensei to continue her informative lecture. “To go back to the spiritual world, it is not a world that is ruled by physics and logic. It is more conceptual thus allowing for metaphysical effects and triggering supernatural phenomenons. Chakra operates on a similar practice but is held back by our world’s universal laws and physics. The Spiritual World doesn’t have as strong reigns despite co-existing with the physical realm. Therefore, if chakra is strong enough both in raw output and strong feelings, then one can anchor themselves to the physical plane. Or more commonly the spiritual world. Of course one requires the knowledge needed to develop the anchor and a tool to achieve it. Though exceptions have been made, what normally constitute the tool differs on the individual but it is usually an object. In my entire existence never before have I met anyone who came close to recreating the original human’s power to achieve such a feat.“ Lady Nekoma briefly paused, once again thinking about that same individual as she was holding an oni mask in hand before standing in front of the Kyuubi as she prepared for battle. “That is...I never met anyone who did it better than the Uzumaki Clan.”Lady Nekoma takes a deep breath before pulling out her fan from her bountiful cleavage and slaps it against her hand. “But that’s a story for another time. If this Shinigami really did say those words, then you have an interesting fate. I need some time to ponder this and do the necessary means to decode what he meant by carrying the same scent as this woman it speaks of. Still, you should know that no one’s chakra is ever completely the same. Even among parent and child there are key differences in it’s code despite the surface value similarities. At least not naturally. “ Lady Nekoma’s words trailed off a bit, showing signs that she knew something that you didn’t. For now you didn’t press further on it since you needed time to digest this fountain of information.
>>3764694Sakura comes to terms in addition to liking raven haired folk with dojutsu, she also like them /fit/“Now don’t pout. I can tell there’s a bigger concern so I won’t continue to bore you with stories of the past and folktales. ” Lady Nekoma teased, knowing full well that you ended up pouting anyway. It was better to address the elephant in the room now rather than focus on the Shinigami. “Alright fine. There is another thing I wanted to talk about. It’s...about Kin Tsuchi.” You turned your head, embarrassed over the act as your skin started to blush. Lady Nekoma respected you by being quiet as you mustered the strength to continue.“She was once my enemy, someone who tried to take my teammate away from me and hurt one of my precious friends. Even if she was apart of Team Dosu, I still grouped her team’s actions unanimously. But after embracing Anima and training to make it my own, something in me changed. I found myself drawn to Kin’s strength and valor. She was my enemy but she ended up helping me out of wanting a fair fight. Things escalated and I ended up making it to second base with her. Ugh I just want to die.” You replied, slinking your head in shame as your Rapunzel like pink hair covered your face like a sheep’s wool. “At first I thought it was just Anima amplifying my hormones but I’m not so sure now. Coming to terms with my deeper emotions and embracing them has never been easy for me. Mainly because I been repressing them for so long and trying to keep in control. But after seeing Kin’s past and knowing just how similar she and I are...it only complicates things further. “ You muttered, placing your hand against your face upon thinking about Kin. The blush on your face worsen the more you thought about her. “She’s wise, cunning, adaptive, flexible, perceptive, etc. She has a brilliant mind and just oozes with confidence and wisdom. Not to mention when she’s alive in the heat of battle she’s passionate like wildfire that i find myself swept in her actions and giving into my own lust for fighting. Which between that and my cravings to chakra I'm still coming to terms with.“ You slumped over in further embarrassment.
>>3764828“Doesn’t help that she has a body to die for. I thought I was jacked, oh and pardon me for saying this in advance but...damn she has a fine muscular body. Creamy skin that’s soft yet tough on a dime, a smooth and cool face, eyes that you can get lost into despite being blind, broad shoulders, slender yet ripe arms, perky ample breasts, washboard abs, a tight roundly toned butt that’s a real knockout, wide hips, thick thighs you can crush boulders with,long legs like a flamingo, and wavy black hair that has its own wild charms.” At this point you were as red as one can be from the embarrassment. You started to roll on the ground chastising yourself for being so vulgar in front of your sensei. But you just couldn’t help it. Your eldritch memory was your bane as you saw all the details in perfect clarity. Especially with Kin’s flask jacket no longer suppressing her robust appearance. “The more I talk about it the more humiliated I feel having such...inappropriate thoughts. At first I chalked it up to envy since I been feeling that ever since I became a ninja and kept running into full-figured enemies. Heck, my friends were more developed than me. But now...I just don’t know what to call it.”It was taking a lot of willpower for Lady Nekoma to refrain from laughing at the entire thing. Such concerns were minuscule to worry about. She knew just how teenagers worked as no matter the species it was always the same. Still, she would do her job of giving some much needed insight to her fumbling student. “Answer me this Sakura. Do you love Kin Tsuchi? What is her importance to you? How does she make you feel? Is she someone you want to pursuit or keep at a distance? Acknowledging your feelings is important, choosing what you do with those feelings is another. Regardless of stances or etiquette what you want most is something you should keep in mind when weighing how your bonds should proceed.“Suddenly you stopped yourself from rolling any further. Eyes widen in shock they soon drop down to an uncertain gaze. Looking at the ground you started to think real hard about what Lady Nekoma insightful words. “...I don’t know. Romance was never something I was interested in. I had a lot of different things to tackle and put up with. But maybe...I was just afraid to put myself out there. Afraid of getting hurt and rejected. I already try way more than I realistically should helping out others and bonding with people. I’m a notorious meddler of people’s affairs. Countless times people told me I shouldn't get involved. But when someone is trouble...I can't help but get involved and stick my nose in other people's business.”
>>3764881“That aside. If you act on your feelings, I'd recommend taking it slow and continue building the bonds slowly before you acquire the insight needed to make the decision of how you want it to go. Unlike animals your species has more structure in their social perceptions that dictate their viewpoints. As I say that I’m not entirely going to shun you if you act on your desires and primal instincts. Especially since from therapy we came to understand you may have a strong interest in BDSM. If nothing else you can keep those escape skills sharp while using it as a vehicle of control and trust. Cause if I am to be honest, from what you told me gives me the impression you held the longest conflict with being in control and repressing your fuming aggression.” Lady Nekoma finally chuckled, pointing out your glaring flaw while subtly accepting this new side of you. You could only slink into your hair as you curled up in a ball and muttered incoherent words. Eventually once you cooled off from the embarrassment you think back to one more thing that strongly plagued your mind. Thinking on it you placed your right hand where your heart was located. A serious look soon appeared as you broke through the teasing by mentioning the orb lying dormant inside of you. Lady Nekoma opened her crimson feline eyes, pulling out her fan to obscure her lower face. Just like you she was adopting a more serious tone. “Black orb? Tell me more about this” Lady Nekoma asked, lightly raising her fan. “Well I don’t know a lot about it since my other half has been focusing on keeping it suppressed and inactive. We don’t know where it came from but I do know it first appeared after I purified and accepted my other half. So maybe it has something to do with that or it’s related to Shukaku. I do vaguely recalled getting his Juinjutsu markings all over my body on multiple occasions as he tried to force Anima’s activation. Maybe subconsciously I siphoned chakra from the tailed beast in order to fight against the seal. Either way, I get a rather ominous feeling from it and yet it feels like I know it from somewhere.” You explained, pulling yourself up from the ground and resuming proper sitting etiquette. “Alright I think I get the jist of it. Before I can recommend what to do with it, I need to see it in action to see if it confirms my suspicions or not. And the only way I can think of without invading your mind is to have you bring it out to the surface through sparring.” Cracking her body with her supernatural flexibility, Lady Nekoma got herself into fighting mode as she stands. You followed suit as she begins to lead you to Aokigahara Forest (Aokigahararin, Sea of Trees Forest).
>>3764912>Trust in Lady Nekoma and go all out with Meiinfūinka>Pull out of Meiinfūinka at the first sign of trouble>Manifest Inner Sakura to assist Lady Nekoma before transforming>Ask Lady Nekoma to allow you to bring some additional help to the forest [write-out who you want]>Start things small and just use anima first before anything else>Other [write-in][Sorry for the delay, this should've came out 8-10 hours ago but life problems are a bitch. Anyway as you can see I'm trying to tackle the whole reincarnation aspect the actual canon introduced at the last second while lowkey hinting at developments for the Shinigami since like many other naruto plots it barely gets any notice and dropped imminently until 400 chapters later only to fade again. This is basically keeping Naruto and Sasuke as Representative of Asura and Indra's will/chakra without simply being born as their reincarnation. Making it something they earn due to their ideology/actions better fits the story in my honest opinion. As well as fit another aspect that Boruto introduce with the Otsutsuki that makes way too much sense in the long run. ]
>>3764930>>Manifest Inner Sakura to assist Lady Nekoma before transforming
>>3764930>Trust in Lady Nekoma and go all out with Meiinfūinka>not trusting the sensei catgirl.
>>3764930>>Trust in Lady Nekoma and go all out with Meiinfūinkaim curious to see what this is
>>3764930trust in lady nekoma and go all out with meiinfuinka we know she is stronger than us at full power is smarter more experienced and we debriefed her on everything we can do so we should just trust her and we should ask inner sakura if she thinks she should be inside our head or outside helping make sure we do not hurt our self punching senseis abs we should also get kin to help with her dojutsu and to show off in front of her be-cos you know she likes strong women and i want to see the look on her face when she sees lady nekoma in full swing
>>3765098i think kin tsuchi may have uchiha blood in her family which wood explane why she can have their dojutsu in the first plase and why orohimaru called her mother beautiful when he took them
>>3765110also do you think sakura will be able to one day make divine dragon spirits to help us in fights with what sensei just told us about gods spirits and other worlds or do you think we will just be able to make living peballs sparks and other tiny elemental spirits like she just did with her flames
>>3765138like do you think if we create dragon balls like kame we can use them to make a dragon to fight along side us like a pet
>>3765098Yeah sure supporting
>>3765171holy shit are you drunk?
>>3765196never touch the stuff just exited about the possibilitys and stupid so you know just a fan of sages work
>>3765196ok good thought i was the only one who thought he was on something no offense
>>3765138>>3765171Well considering all the freaky supernaturalish/ghostly things Naruto pulls off in the later arcs/fillers, it's not impossible. But actual divinity doesn't exist. Now if you mean Six Paths shit well that's another story.
>>3765260look i may not know all of naruto inside and out like a real fan and i may not know anything about fighting like a true anime fan and i can not spell any of the casts names without checking how it is written first but i love all the interactions between all the characters and learning there hopes and dreams in a world where those things mater and can lead to real change and growth for all involved
>>3765098>>3765033>>3764982>>3764947>>3765174Not too much trouble to do both considering they overlap. Surprised about the interest to have Kin involved but I ain't gonna argue.Posting the transformation reference for convenience.
>>3765295hey man im cool with it more the merrier
>>3765289no no no i mean like could we give life and spirit non living elements like rock water and other things or just make spirit animals out of pure chakra and create our own Pokemon or at the power level we will need them at one day digimon so what i am trying to say is not that i want to summon god but to become god and let there be life i mean we already kind of did it with inner sakura but this time we will be making minions and pets not a sister and best friend
>>3765319You can learn to make entries similar to how Inner Sakura when you decide to train/practice the concept. As you animated inanimate matter, it is possible though it'll be limited based on how much chakra you put into it.
>>3765362so no independent living feeling supernatural pocket monsters that gather there own chakra and survive in symbolic landscapes alike there own body's like a rock spirit living in a cave or rocky badland or a dragon spirit living in a monistary or tempal and gain chakra from where they live and only obey us because we are there mom and they like us and no other reason
>>3765408like they wood not be apart of us they wood have there own mind body and spirit and can not leave there home with out someone giving them the chakra to do so and it does not evan need to be us it can be anyone with the chakra and the desire to have a supernatural ally that can do blatant supernatural affects simpler to there nature we just get first call because we are mom
>>3765427hell they could be outright cunts and only make a bond with someone only to steal there chakra and kick them out and again they would only not do that to us because we are mom and they would feel bad afterwords
>>3765408>>3765427You currently don't have means to create life to the same extent like wood style or Kimera no Jutsu and have it exist indefinitely. It can probably last for long periods but sooner or later it'll fade and return to nothingness or living inside your subconscious if you're truly trying to breath forth life. Like how Ami's yokais use her body as anchor/living space almost like a jinchuuriki.
>>3765443and they would not start big they would be made small and week and would need us to survive until they grow strong anuf to live on there own and would need to train to get stronger
>>3765444so that is what makes wood style speshal and legendary it lives on its own
>>3765454Well wood Style is basically a bastardized version of the God Tree's natural abilities including creating life and absorbing chakra to sustain it as well as itself. http://yokai.com/jubokko/
>>3765477yeah i get that but it can do things like spread deadly pollen as long as it lives and needs no further input to keep doing so indefenetly
>>3765297For reference over travel speeds since I know some will ask. https://aminoapps.com/c/naruto/page/blog/how-far-apart-are-the-villages/64j3_6MTzuKxw2a6klNV0aaQV05P8oQzRK https://shindendata.fandom.com/wiki/Comprehensive_Speed_Scale “Do you think it would be alright if I invite someone to Aokigahara forest? If we’re talking about studying this mysterious power inside of me...then I know one person who can best help me with my situation alongside you.” You asked, keeping your eyes averted from Lady Nekoma’s. She glanced at you for a bit, pondering the reason before complying a response. “Normally I don’t invite anyone who doesn’t hold a contract to much less accept them without a good reason to Takamagahara. But given your type are generally a good judge of character I’m willing to overlook it since it’s not exactly at Takamagahara. So who is the lucky person you want summoned?” As she asked you merely whispered precisely who you wanted to come. A sly look formed across your sensei’s face once you finished. “Ah I see~. Two birds with one stone. Not a bad strategy if I do say so myself.” Lady Nekoma smirked, placing her fan against her face. You found yourself blushing profoundly at the act before becoming enraged.“It’s not like that at all!” You cried, showing signs of conflict over your suggestion as your voice rises from anger. Lady Nekoma quickly quelled your anger with a serious glance. “Relax now. Let your feelings become natural but always keep yourself level headed and balanced.” After saying that Lady Nekoma quickly called a few of her Ninneko companions. Once they arrived, she began to quickly devise a letter to give to the Konoha higher ups. It was a request for Kin Tsuchi as Lady Nekoma was straightforward while remaining tactful as she finished composing the letter. Upon completion she tasked the Ninnekos to deliver it and to remain station until a decision is made. With that the Ninnekos disappeared, leaving you alone with your sensei. Before you left the castle grounds the two of you naturally packed supplies for the trip. As well as take account to fill the tanks for the trip. On foot it would take about a week at an average speed of shinobi to reach your destination via transonic movement. In light of this your sensei decided to make the traveling another training game. Upon declaration the two of you were to travel to Aokigahara Forest in roughly three days without rest. For you to achieve that required you to travel at least supersonic speeds. With the use of chakra enhancements or transformations you could theoretically push yourself to hypersonic speeds but Lady Nekoma forbid you with using chakra. To make matters worse you were to do it blind. If nothing else Lady Nekoma certainly was thoroughly efficient in building your base form. In preparations you find yourself eating massive quantities of food akin to a feast with little to no slowdown.
>>3765590Given your abnormal physiology you always required notoriously more food than an average person to operate at top physical order. And yet due to your mutation and alterations from Anima, the massive intake from the Hero Water and the awakening of your naturally abnormal constitution the energy and nutrition intake skyrocketed. Sure having flesh and tissues dozens times denser and more flexible than others was truly helpful. But it wasn’t worth the cost of having to eat buffet levels of foods for meals. Last time you bothered to take count was fifty two bowls before you were seemingly satisfied. At least in exchange for a ravenous and seemingly insatiable appetite it made it much harder for you to grow obese or even suffer indigestion or cramps; in fact it only improved your overall performance. Still, to compensate to your new chakra levels the body needs way more nourishment to continue gradually adjusting instead of rejection. Though the medicine you took daily was helping with the process greatly. Once fully stocked the two of you traveled towards Akoigahara Forest at supersonic speeds. At first it was quite an unnerving experience but you managed to adjust rather quickly. Everything was becoming clear to you like it was from your own eyes. Previously you experienced being blind out in the open during your match with Temari. Which resulted in you learning air current sensing. And in your fight with Kin you developed your air current senses further through using your skin, specifically the hair on it as the medium. Right now was no different. You further mimic a cat’s senses through your own body. Although you held a tail you instinctively try to pull off the same effect through your whole body. Slowly you adjusted despite your speed fluctuating from this experiment. Only with a few scraps on the body did you finally get the hang of it. You felt yourself taking another step as you further honed your senses and build up stamina.As you continue to run at such speeds the secondary reason made it self apparent to you. Naturally you kept up to Lady Nekoma’s speed as she was the leader. You didn’t know the area and haven’t mastered fluid chakra sensing to be able to do outside of Kanchikata (Sensory Mode). So you were dependent on your sensei for directions. At the same time she was subtly changing her movements. Gradually speeding up her motions she was getting farther and farther from you. Causing you to hastily catch up but upon doing so you realized the risk of immediately changing speeds on a dime thanks to a sharp pain in your calves. Additional strain on the body can cause the muscles to tear and bones to dislocate at best. While denser and more robust it didn’t change the fact you still held limits. If you relied simply on regenerating you get the feeling that Lady Nekoma would lung at you to punch you in the face before disappearing.
>>3765661Put between a rock and a hard place you find yourself struggling with your current predicament. You were noticeably slower than Lee, Sasuke, Tenten, Ami and Haku in comparison. However, unlike previously where you would’ve been far outclassed by their blinding speed it was a far more fair game with your speedblitz capabilities. After all, you were a brawler and not a speedster. Unfortunately Lady Nekoma held vasts amount of experience and honed herself to such a degree. You’d feel like if she wanted too she could reach the highest level of speeds possible with a single step. Before the gap grew further you focused all your remaining senses sharply on Lady Nekoma to find a hint. Doing so led you to find exactly what you were looking for. Without saying a word Lady Nekoma was teaching you another lesson. Through observation you saw that she was using an alternate form of sensing via Sesshoku Taiou (Contact Type) to continuously be aware of her surroundings and those within the area. It was through using her hair in this form unlike where in her tiger state it would primarily be her whiskers. Though you felt her whisker markings were achieving the same effect. Animals were naturally more accurate to sensing giving their strong connection to nature. Their animistic instincts gave way to their five senses, most commonly the sense of touch to perceive chakra in an always active manner. You who merged with your berserk half was fully in tune with your primal instincts. Therefore, you begin to take your seismic sensing and air current sensing to the next level by converting it into Sesshoku Taiou. Easier said than done as it was a new experience sensing chakra through physical contact. Not only that you were expected to make Kanchikata become second nature. By this understanding you started to feel closer to Kin who naturally demonstrated such sensitivity thanks to her blindness.For the next seventy two hours you continued this method. Gradually learning how to make the necessary steps to achieve a level of fine tuned chakra sensing without molding chakra for Kanchikata. A sensor’s worst enemy is someone who can suppress all manners of sensing and make themselves untraceable as demonstrated in your fight with Kin. Despite the method of chakra suppression made one incapable of using Ninjutsu and Genjutsu it still worked perfectly with methods like Silent Killing. Therefore you trained your butt off refining your natural sensitivity. In addition to improving your senses you also took the necessary steps to adjust your speed management. Through stubborn diligence not once did you find yourself losing sight of your sensei. By the third day you were running side by side as you finally stood on equal grounds. Eventually the both you would arrive at the dense forest. In spite of the condition of your body you took it upon yourself to collapse onto the ground.
>>3765720“Congratulations, you passed the next test. Unlike typical locations, Aokigahararin is tremendously thick and dense from top to bottom. The natural energy here is far more compact as you can literally feel the thickness in the air. In addition the volcanic rock of the floor, and the overabundant vegetation of flora makes it hard for one to navigate through traditional means. A damp blanket of silence covers the land, the iron here produces a strong magnetic field that furthers difficulties of sensing, the entire geography cuts you off from the outside world and isolate you. Those without sharpened senses will often find themselves lost and become prey to those that live in this forest. It is the perfect place for training especially senjutsu given the very high quantities of nature energy around here. Because of the vastness of nature energy this forest’s conditions and seasons are always changing. The forest holds many different biomass with it’s own seasons.” Lady Nekoma smiled, turning to you as you catch your breath. “Sounds perfect then.” You replied, taking a few deep breaths before transitioning into slumber. Panting up a storm gave you a strong understanding of how strained your tired body had become. Unlike the last marathon you didn’t fight back the urge to sleep and let your body mend itself to return to peak condition. Awakening to the rustling sounds of the ground you find yourself resting in a tent. A good eight to ten hours of sleep was just enough to get you back to fighting condition. Slowly removing yourself from the bedroll you pulled yourself outside. As the dim light shine across the area your senses alerted you to a peculiar sight. It was Kin currently invoking her daily ritual of physical activity. A mixture of breathing exercises and fancy footwork. Just seeing the fluidity of her motions and rhythmic timing made you think she was doing some form of shinto dancing. Yet you saw static energy forming from her every movement, enticing her in a golden aura. During the entire duration you were rendered speechless as you entranced. The electric current was flowing like water but shine brightly like an illuminating flame. Catching sight of you she finished her routine by subtly disbursing the static discharge in a radiant glow. “Well aren’t you a deer caught in the headlights. Are you really that shocked to still see me in the land of the living or the fact that I didn’t run away and actually let myself be escorted into Kohona’s custody?”
>>3765780>Take Lady Nekoma’s advice and be open with your feelings and ask how she sees you>Be the Tsundere and keep from completely opening up to Kin but ask about how she been with your sensei. >Complain about the tension before pouncing her>Ask her why she did it and where she currently stand on allegiance >Thank her for coming and ask some pointers with Sensing/energy based elements>Talk about Anima and see if she knows anything about your second stage>Other [write-in][Sorry for the slight detour but before we get to Meiinfūinka I figured we put things into perspective between the two before “trusting” her to be the beast tamer to your inner beast]
>>3765788>>Ask her why she did it and where she currently stand on allegiance
>>3765788thank her for giving a dam about us to help us with something we can not deal with on are own and not leave us to die because we are week thank her for trusting us and not seeing us as a enemy trying to manipulate her and thank her for giving her mother another chance evan thou we know she will deny the last one oh and ask if she will show off in front of lady nekoma to show her who cool we think kin is
>>3765902basically tell her we think she is cool brave and a total super hero with how incredible she is and that we want to be her friend and help her save her village and make the world a better land to live in with her
>>3765788>>3765825Y'know what, add>Take Lady Nekoma’s advice and be open with your feelings and ask how she sees youSince I'm partly responsible of this whole affaire I might as well own it.
>>3765915tell her we care about her tell her we want her to be happy we want her to live and want to live tell he we want her to find a perposs and dream that is truly hers and not one forced on her by another
>>3765788Oh, and since there's still time, don't forget to add the classic pasta ingredient.>"Y-you too"Always cracks me up.
>>3765788>>Talk about Anima and see if she knows anything about your second stageno gay
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>3765825>>3765902>>3766538
>>3767006Looks like the Dice Gods still favour me.
i dont want gay goddamnit
>>3767080hay its not gay if they mind control you first then its uchiha sexual and we all know sakura likes dark hair
>>3767198I think she likes edgy, angsty and attractive morally reprehensible people. She's kind of the Bulma of Naruto.
>>3767207That's...actually an very accurate description of Sakura.
>>3767217And to get across the message, Kin can go Super Saiyan, sort off. Coincidence? I think not.
So what low bar are you going to hit after dice-mandated yuri? QM fiat futa, or a crossover?
>>3767306how about an entire thread filled with nothing but all the girls talking about boys evan kin and we go full emo because none of the girls talk about us as anything but a friend
>>3767306Maybe convincing you to get off your ass and do something when it's time to make a consensus rather than whine about the people who are doing something getting their way. Or at least calm down and stop being melodramatic.Really Romance in Naruto if not the majority of shonen has and most likely always will be shit. The demographic doesn't care for it and much rather get into their action pack fights with who can punch the hardest or shoot the flashest attack. Even a shonen with a female protagonist doesn't escape this and more often then not has her paired up with a male so the male demographic has something to latch to, let's be real.Unless I here strong outcries for it it'll remain subtle and not take priority in addressing over stuff like the plot and character interactions. Beside you have like 4 different flavors to pick so far and 3 of them are male. Why aren't any of you jump for it?At least Shikamaru anon was open that he wanted his parring before dying. Also here's the world map since I think this version is more expansive/befitting.
>>3767436god dam the wind country is a empty shit hole no wander garra is so emo and crazy you can walk miles and see nothing but sand and hopelessness
>>3767436and on the world its self i never got how all of those small hidden villages survive with all the big ones stomping on them all the time and taking there shit when ever they like
>>3767306My money is on dropping without a word because they realize this has been more of a chore than fun for awhile.
>>3767006“Why exactly did you go with Anko to the intelligence division? Surely with how the village was under attack by all accounts you could’ve made your escape and left Anko to fight those assassins alone. We weren’t exactly in a position to stop any of you. So...why?” You asked, tilting your eyes a bit while waiting for an answer. Hoping that this was a sign that Kin was no longer your enemy you kept an optimistic stance on the matter. At the same time you would only truly feel at ease once you hear Kin fully explain herself and confirm your suspicions. Kin looked at you, well as best as a blind woman could look before taking a deep sigh. She could tell that you have been thinking about this for the longest time. “The answer is simple. Sakura Haruno. You are the most vexatious person I have ever met. Unlike most people you frequently choose to not keep your true intentions hidden with lies or deception. You don’t even bother to hide your emotions and came at me with such straightforward sincerity and honesty.I can’t tell if it’s because you know that it’s pointless to hide your intent from me. Or...you’re a true genuine fool. A Kunoichi like no other.”“I... em ...w-wha?” You paused, finding it difficult to say anything in light of being told how aggravating you were to Kin. Once again you can probably chalk it up to your meddling personality which has had similar effects throughout your life. Still, this wasn’t exactly what you were hoping for. “If I didn’t find out what’s it about you that vexes me to this extent then I won’t be able to return to isolation content. At least that’s what I told myself. Truthfully...I just wanted to fight you. Seeing you fight and train made me realize something. I was done belittling you. Between that pampered princess appearance lies a genuine beast. A real fighter only held back by naivety and kindness.” Kin shifts her eyes towards the ground to better focus her thoughts before continuing. This sense of opening up to someone was a rather new experience for her as you could tell in her tone. “Such a ninja shouldn’t exist. And yet here you are. It’s that paradox that bothered me for so long. From the moment I first saw you during infiltration I could feel a sharp pain in my heart. Something about you just frustrates the hell out of me. So I watched you to figure out the reason. When my eyes couldn’t tell me the answer. I confronted you directly, tested your resolve in between focusing on my mission. Even now I’m still trying to figure out the answer that continues to elude me. You who stand on the opposite end of everything I stand for as a kunoichi. A weapon honed to perfection to be used as a tool. That was the consensus of the world of how a ninja should be. And yet you continued to defy that while still being strong. Thus adding to my frustration.“
>>3767959As much as that would be far easier to do, I made a promise/obligation to finish this quest. So if nothing else if I were to do a redux of this or something else of a similar accord I can learn from these mistakes and do better. So even if its only one person getting involved I'll keep going till the end as stupid as that sounds.
>>3767959hay i still like it just fine and my post did not win and i sill wont to see where the plot goes
>>3768028ha that wood have been real cool if my post went first
>>3768024We're going to bang Kin so hard it'll crater a city block.
So long as we get lord duck butt hair we cool.
>>3768024we should figer out what it means to be truly strong so we can better achieve our dream and help those who need a strong hand to lift them up and a strong hart and will to bare the problems of the world we saw inner sakura as a super hero and if we want to achieve our dream we need to be one our self's
>>3768067lord duck butt hair ? i do not get the refreanc who are you talking about
>>3768108Sasuke's hair until he becomes an adult looks like the tail of a duck or some other bird.
>>3768028and anyway if sakura quest is getting you down you can always fall back on dunjans and dragons like everyone else or come up with your own setting seeing as you are a better writer than most guys on the site from what i have seen
>>3768118oh ... do you think kin wood share or do you think she will go yandera kill sasuke skin him wear him and say we have to love her now that she is a real uchiha
>>3768024Might not be a genuine Uchiha but damn is she making them proud based on a notorious quote "One who experience love must also bare the risk of experiencing hatred. “Originally I chalked it up to your village for such a naive and pure mindset. Many of us outsides can tell with a simple glance that none of you leaf ninjas of this generation has ever experienced the casualties of war and the prolonged effects it can have on a person. And seeing the Third Hokage I can safely say that I’m right on the matter. Seriously everyone talked about him like he was your doting grandpa or some sort heroic savor.” As Kin trailed on something inside of you came boiling to the surface. A sudden rise of anger brushed across you as you grit your teeth.“Don’t disrespect the third! I don’t mind or care what you say about me but I won’t tolerate anyone looking down or insulting the third. That includes you.” You angrily cried, rising up from the log with your hands gripping against the palm tightly. Kin briefly turned to you before turning back to the ground.“I’m not finished.” Kin said, ushering you to sit back on the log and listen to her story. Despite being briefly upset you took a deep breath and plant yourself back on the log.“When I saw your village for the first time, I was met with a sight that I never saw before. A state of peaceful serenity and warmth. Children who can actually play in the streets without a care. Capable of even turning the very concept of being a ninja into a harmless game of pretend. Civilians who never once had to experience the hardship of war. Seeing such a sight made me realize something. Inside of me, I felt something in my numb heart for the first time in a long time. At first I thought it was longing for retribution and justice. A strong desire caused by bitter resentment over the fact that such a place bloom and prosper while my homeland scrapped at the edge of despair and hopelessness. The more I thought about it the more I felt that must of been the feeling I was desiring with all along. To see the very people who were laughing and smiling despite what the village has done to my own in order to achieve these peace experiencing the same pain and torment would bring me...no, bring everyone in my village closure. To put an end to the scorn and ridicule that we heard every time someone from this village ushered in these peaceful times.” Kin tightly gripped her hand, her body trembling with each passing second. Strong killer intent surges from Kin as you looked to see her eyes. For a brief moment her sharingan had activated. It was the same three tomoe state that demonstrate its maturity. However, around the ring of the pupil was noticeably darker and thicker. Blood veins appeared on the sclera as the sharingan eye gave an ominous glow. Noticing this Kin took another deep breath and deactivates her sharingan.
>>3768190oh so all uchiha are yandera that exp-lanes everything
>>3768190“If you want to ridicule me about how foolish such a mindset is then go ahead. I know full well that blaming people who had nothing to do with it isn’t right. It’s just using it as justification for senseless violence and unwanted destruction. But then it is also equally foolish to think that one can simply overcome hatred and forgive despite everything that has happened. Only those who never truly experience hated or stained their hands in blood can say such sweet and kind words as the truth. That’s why when you said you would try and help my village and make amends for the damages and suffering we endure I was at the breaking point of my rage and hate. Even though I knew you were telling the truth, I couldn’t bring myself to believe it at the time. To accept it means to throw away my hatred, the one that has been keeping me going and acknowledge that it’s been leading me to my own self-destruction. To forgive and forget in order to move forward. I just couldn’t do that.” Kin reflected on her actions and words the more she continued explaining herself. You sense the hatred in her still remaining but is far less intense than it was during the chunin exams. While you did a good first step in changing Kin, it didn’t mean that all of her problems went away just like that. Even without empathy sensing you can tell that Kin was stuck in a crossroad herself over what she should do now fully woke. Kin’s eyes darted to her right arm, feeling something brushing against it. Your hand was now resting against it. You didn’t say a single word but you let her know that it was okay before letting her continue. “For the longest time being around the village only ignited the fires of hatred in my heart. Due to my experiences I had forgotten many emotions in order to survive. I forgot how to laugh, how to cry, how to feel any form of empathy or positive emotion. I was made into a tool, a perfect killing machine so emotions weren’t necessary for me. But really I forgot those things to make myself truly numb and unfeeling. By desensitized myself to all of it, subconsciously I can cope with doing the things I did without feeling guilt or doubt. That I can truly act without hesitation for my survival. I didn’t have the luxury to think about my actions or ponder what was right or wrong. Let alone think of what I should be doing. So it took me a long time to figure out what I have been feeling in my heart. Or perhaps I always knew the real feeling that was festering inside of me. And I was using hatred and bitterness to keep me blind to it.”
>>3768213“All of my life I always felt this sensation of hate the moment I lost my sight and soon my entire family. There was nothing for me. Nobody in this world who I can connect it. And anyone that I did...I ultimately was forced to kill them to survive in this living hell. The hell that my village subjected me to. So my hate went from my mother to the village itself. I had no reason to be attached to my village. No reason to hold any sentimental values given what they have done to all of us. And yet I still acted accordingly in order to survive and maintain a feeling of self-worth. If i didn’t then everything I endured and underwent would be meaningless. All the sacrifices and heinous acts would amount to nothing. So even though I should hate my village I couldn’t bring myself to since we all shared the same pain. Therefore, my hatred latched myself to any little thing to survive. Hatred was my motivation, my drive, my seal, my guard and my wall. It helped through the hardships. But really it was just a clutch because I couldn’t fully cope with the experience I endure and rebel against the system. ” Kin said.Kin slowly placed her hand against yours before shifting her eyes upwards to the sky. Hatred slowly faded into sorrow as this state of clarity brought forth a moment of self-evaluation of her past actions. Everything she did was coming to the surface thus creating a melancholy like experience. “I hated everything, including myself. But unlike Zaku who lashed out to try and prove his own superiority and self-worth or Dosu who used his own hatred to strengthen his resolve and determination for his ambition, I used my hatred to detach myself and remain emotionless. To be blind to the world in a sense which was only worsened by the fact my acute sensitivity picking up the emotions of others and seeing the contradictions between their emotions and actions. For the longest time I believed the only time where one can be true to themselves is in the heat of battle. It is that moment where everything becomes clear and simple. People can say whatever they want for motivation or drive but it is all just pretty words. There is only one single truth in battle. Survival. I who believed everything was an illusion filled with deceit and half-truths found salience in this. It’s human nature to put a mask in front of yourself to protect yourself. But it’s all different in battle. Everything about a person truly comes to light when facing the possibility of death. I strongly believe at that point it is where the truth of the world shine brightest. “
>>3768225”I told you once before that I fight for the pleasure of battle. To only experience. Well you were right about me using it as a means to escape the illusion called reality. Fighting allowed me to forget everything. To only focus on what truly matters in order to survive. Turning the one thing I knew how to do into something that gives me a sense of closure as I detach myself from everything. In those moments everything correlating to me disappeared as it didn’t matter. It was the only time where I felt I have woken up from the dream, to become truly alive in that state. But fighting you and losing shook my entire perception and made me realize that no matter how hard I try..I can’t escape from it. Escaping the the veil that s which is called humanity.” Kin closes her eyes and takes a deep breath. Finally coming to terms with these rampant feelings of hers as she regains her clarity. “These eyes of mine. The Sharingan eye that has been created inside of me after extensive study of the sharingan from live samples are merely a fake compared to my former eyes. Hence why I believed that I must have been dreaming. Why I considered this reality to merely be an illusion. Constantly seeing the past while stuck in the present. Only to see fragmentation of reality as I am unable to see the whole picture. It only furthered my beliefs and isolate me from reality. The sight that I wanted to reclaim for so long was forever stuck showing me the past and incapable of seeing past the endless darkness. It was only natural at that point that I shut down and rejected everything and grew to truly hate everything.” After saying that Kin turns her attention to you, meeting her gaze with yours as she awakened her sharingan again. You didn't flinch as you kept your guard while looking deeply into her sorrowful gaze.“And yet here you stood in front of me. You’re the one who made me come to terms with myself. To not run from what has happened and keep myself detached. To face reality rather than continue to ignore it out of the notion that it isn’t real. Tha I am stuck in an endless dream that I’ll never wake up from. I was your enemy, someone who hurt your friends and tied to use your childhood companion as a means to an end for my own sake. At every point you continued to butt in and get yourself involved when you had no reason to. I dealt with people like you many times before and I can always see through their facide and know who they truly are as a person. But not you. You were precisely the person you made yourself out to be. Hence why I was so frustrated in you. I didn’t want to consider for instance that my way of living, my own perception was a mistake. I didn’t want to acknowledge any of it.” Kin said.
>>3768148ok so i have had this setting in my head and if you get tired of this quest you can use my idea to make your own. imagine dungeons and dragons crossed with hunter x hunter and dragon ball.
>>3768231Again she would take another deep breath, quelling the raging storm that lies deep in her heart. Letting the storm disappear as seeps of light starts to break through the dense clouds. “But you refused to let me continue the dream. Dragging me to the surface kicking and screaming like a resentful child. There was nothing for you to gain and everything to lose. Yet countless times again you stick yourself for me. And it wasn’t just you, but the entire village. The village that I once despised ended up protecting me for no beneficial reason worthy of such an act. So I was stuck at a crossroad. Unable to see what I should do. It was only that experiencing the invasion and reaching my lowest point again that I was able to finally put things in perspective. To know the feeling that I kept denying for the longest time. Empathy. To connect with someone again and no longer lost in isolation and sorrow. To find the light at the end of the tunnel.” Kin smiled, reverting her sharingan back to dormancy as her eyes turned to their blind state.“Sakura Haruno, you are that light. If I am to be considered the sun, then you are the moon that reflects the light and reveal the true inner self. “Hearing Kin say that made you blushed a bit as you almost pulled away from embarrassment. But you kept yourself close while Kin turns back to looking to the ground and reflect further on her current state of mind. “When I heard you lost someone important it all came clicking into place. What I thought I originally wanted was wrong. I never really wanted Konoha to experience what I went through. I was just lying to myself. And seeing it first hand only made me realize the foolishness of my actions. So I didn’t run, instead I chose to stay and atone for my involvement in this. I intended it for only myself as I was willing to sacrifice myself for my team. But like always Dosu and Zaku just continue to stick to me like glue and did the unthinkable and join me in the act. When I think about it, deep down I knew that I still had people that I can connect with. I was just unwilling to trust in that connection and stubbornly refuse to think otherwise.”
>>3768279“See I told that you cared about your team. Hearing you talk about your feelings, coming to terms with the weight of your actions and no longer isolating yourself from everything including your humanity. I think it’s a really good fit for you. Especially compared to the unnerving super soldier image that you gave yourself. This is what it means to be human.” You smiled at Kin, slowly grabbing both of her hands to place them together against your own in a sandwich. And that’s why I don’t believe that we should be following the consensus that Ninjas should be tools. Heck I think we should change that conception. It’s clear that cutting yourself off to your feelings have done tremendous psychological damage to your mind. All the more reason why we should fight against this system.”Kin was left speechless by your passionate words and acts of compassion. It made her think back to the same worth that she felt when she was around her mother. Even when she was blind she never stopped loving her. Thinking back to this finally started to crack the delusion that led Kin to believe that her mother abandoned her. Finally she was able to gradually start believing in your words and seeing that her mother was willing to do anything for her. As you come out of your supportive moment you realize that just how close you were to Kin. Quickly you skit back a bit before putting your hands down on your lap, blushing a bit from your past actions. “But I’m getting ahead of myself. What I want to know now is...where you stand? I don’t want to think that despite your enlightening moment and sign of personal growth that you would return to Orochimaru. Even if it’s just to try and kill him and find your mother. I’m sure that you’ll find another way to achieve finding your mom if you don’t give up and keep at it.” You asked, trying to reassure her against joining Orochimaru again despite his attempts at trying to kill her. Kin can only ponder at this as she turns her head from you.“That’s a good question. I hear that the five great villages are now weary of Orochimaru. Seeing what he has done for the smaller villages and the damage inflicted on Konoha has made them now take initiative in order to avoid the same fate. So it’s no longer safe for Orochimaru to latch on to Kusagakure like has been over the past decade. I can only theorize that he’s long gone to parts unknown and cleaned up his tracks. But even if he still remained, I pretty much made my stand against him and sever my ties. If my village continues to support him then Team Dosu is more or less missing nins. We won’t ever go back to that way of life ever again.” Hearing Kin say that made you almost jump for joy. Now there wasn’t anything holding you back from fully listening to Lady Nekoma’s advice. Practically pouncing against Kin you gave a deep hug against your senior.
>>3768237so the story goes everything is your standard dungeons and dragons world one that is interchangeable with any other the monsters start to evolve and kill the human elfs and dwarfs en-mass with niy zero efert because all monsters become stupid strong and danger-es like all goblins become chimera ant strong and orcs are worse all monsters get this power up but not all humans elfs and dwarfs die some survive by getting on a flying island and flown away and survived up there away from the monster and them self's have started to evolved and now need to return to the land after 100 years to take back there homes
>>3768304“That’s wonderful! That’s truly great to hear. I didn’t want to go back to thinking of you as an enemy again. Especially after what happened between us.” You flustered over thinking about the actions you partake on Kin. Normally this would be enough to make you let go and back away. Yet you refrained from letting go and furthering the embrace. You needed this ounce of strength for you to say what you needed to say and redefine the dynamic between the both of you.You begin to start to tell Kin precisely how you feel about her. Just like with your sensei you were thorough in your explanation. Perhaps a little too thorough as you were open about how you felt about Kin. Making the older kunoichi blink a bit out of surprise from the confession but keeping quiet throughout the endeavor. Eventually you would finally come to a stop as you turned your head from Kin and merely continued to rest against Kin’s body. This was the most embarrassing thing you've ever done in your life. And the uncertainty only further ate against you from within. Again, you resolve yourself to accept all aspects of yourself and be true to your feelings. So at worst you’d still feel proud of yourself for speaking up and being truthful in your confession.“Sakura for the longest time I have been someone who tried to cut themselves off with feeling human out of the notion that I didn’t have the right to for everything that I have done. And even I can tell just how much of a crush you have on me. You’re not exactly good at hiding your emotions or knowingly contradicting your intent to deceive others.” Kin exclaimed, showing clear signs that she was able to pick it up quite easily. You merely buried your face against Kin’s chest and let out a muffled scream of embarrassment and disappointment. This one endeavor made you the complete opposite of a ninja as you were incapable of hiding these feelings. And if Kin was able to easily deduce this then who else knew before you finally mustered the courage to speak from the heart? “It’s hard to say how exactly view you. While I no longer find you vexing or see you as an enemy but that was obvious the moment I came here to accept your request. At the same time I may be more of a traditionalist than even you. There’s a lot of personal things that I need to take care of before I can truly say whether or not this is genuine and not just an escalation of events due to hormones and our shared interests for fighting.” And there it was, the shot down answer. While she didn’t turn you down completely it still didn’t change the fact it left you unfulfilled. She might as well have dump you with a response like that. You came close to tears at this point but held no regrets.
>>3768377“That said for the time being I am on parole for being so compliant with the intelligence division. So as long as I’m under yours and Anko’s supervision then I don’t have to return to my detention cell.” Kin said cheerfully. The implications immediately broke you out of what would’ve been a sobbing session as your body sprung back to life. “Wait! Hold on a second. If that’s true then that implies-” Before you could finish Kin merely leans over to whisper in your ear. “Yes that means I’m under your care. So I hope in your best interest that your home can fit one more person. Actually scratch that. I think I recall this Tenzo person doing some “remodeling” to your house due to suggestion by a certain newbie chunin acting on the Third Hokage’s last will and testament. “ Kin whispered, clearly having fun with this. Hearing that made you question just how many people knew and more importantly what sort of acts was happening to your home to achieve such an expansion. “Just think about it. We’ll be sharing the same roof. Eating together, grooming together, exchanging clothing, gossiping together, maybe even bathing together and sleeping in the same bed after training. Although if you end up getting nosebleeds over it and acting on your instincts then I’m not to be held responsible. After all I’m too mature, well-educated and old school for flirtatious enmity. You deviant~”Kin shifted her eyes before giving you the cold shoulder. Seems like your taunt from the medical bay during your talk with Kin has now come to haunt you.Your hair stood up as you quickly reverted to that of a neko from embarrassment as you started to fumed rapidly. “E-Excuse me?! I may have touched you first and...did things that on reflection really should’ve gotten me arrested. But that doesn’t change the fact you initiated it. You and your damn attractive body and beautiful mind. So don’t go playing tha-” Before you could finish your angry rant Kin took action by kissing you on the lips. Once again using her mastery of Qigong and Tai Chi to give you a truly breathtaking kiss. Your entire body went numb from the overwhelming sensation as you metaphorically melt under the embrace. Eventually Kin pulled her lips from yours just when you were truly about to head into cloud nine. She formed a smile while you stood there drooling a bit before your mind would come back into orbit. “There. That should make up for teasing you like that and keeping you guessing on my own preference.”
>>3768377yep that one hurt Right in the old hart it did
>>3768423oh never mind kin is just a tease
>>3768423“T-That’s cheating! Not to mention that was a minute and thirty five seconds shorter than the las-” You cut yourself off from continuing. The fact you diligently kept track of how long the last kiss was really said a lot about your priorities. Still, you pouted from the act while staring closely to the laughing Kin. Face as red as a tomato you continued to fume to the point of actual steam coming out from you. “You know you’re cute when you’re mad, especially when flustered. Say if you’re the queen of beasts. Does that make me the beast tamer considering how docile you are in front of me?” Kin teased, quickly placing her hand on your face to look deeply into your eyes. You stared back at her, slouching a bit while holding on to your frustration. “Hmm Majūtsukai no Kin (Kin the Monster Tamer) does have a nice ring to it~”>Pounce on Kin and suffocate her with kisses til she taps out>Punch her like a tsundere and take out your anger on the ground till you calm down>Manifest Inner Sakura and have her solve this>Silently pout and give the cold shoulder. >Take dominance on the pecking order>Change the subject by asking about the assassins that attacked her and of Anima>Other [write-in][Not going to lie originally I was tending to lean to blue balling out of comedic effect and realistically Kin has a bunch of personal trauma to overcome before an actual romance can bloom. Then I thought about it and this seems funnier.]
>>3768207Well Madara does have an unhealthy relationship with Hashirama. I can only pity Tobirama and especially Mito for the trauma they endured. >>3768445Congratulations, you got yourself your own Nagatoro. The more recent chapters and not the early incarnations. There's teasing Tsunderes and then there's just being an unbelievable cunt.
>>3768453>>Take dominance on the pecking order
>>3768453>>Pounce on Kin and suffocate her with kisses til she taps outAnother loss for the hets, all's good for today.
https://japanesemythology.wordpress.com/three-versions-of-the-legend-of-the-silkworm-golden-princess-from-india/ Also part of the reason that held me up. It'll be more relevant in the next story update but with the big hurdle now over it's smooth sailing.
I like to think ninjas are bisexual cause of work' aka honeypot missions. So ours little kitten are not that gay as she know something you need to be gay to get the mission done.
>>3768453just stare in to her eyes and tell her she makes us happy and then pounce on kin and suffocate her with kisses til she taps out
>>3768453>Change the subject by asking about the assassins that attacked her and of Anima
>>3768453>>Change the subject by asking about the assassins that attacked her and of Animagonna still fight this romantic subplot really not interested
Dice mandated lesbianism is one stupidest and incredibly hilarious things I have heard of. Keep of the good work OP. Railroad them hetfags into submission.
>>3768638well at least you are participating so that's good
>>3768638You heard him anon >>3768697 stop participating.
>>3768486>>3768584>>3768608>>3768638Really thought I would get a tiebreaker by the time I woke up from my nap. Screw it, I'll do them both.
>>3769340I'll support the kiss, if it still matters.
>>3769340>Take dominance on the pecking order>Pounce on Kin and suffocate her with kisses til she taps outdominant sakura kisses.
>>3768453>Pounce on Kin and suffocate her with kisses til she taps out
>>3769340>>3769599>>3769735>>3768470>>3770047Slowly you looked at Kin as something inside you snapped. You formed a soft smile before grabbing Kin’s hand. “Let me show you the difference between a house-cat to a saber-tooth tiger. Especially when you try and jerk her around Ms. Beastmaster. Even a tamed animal has their limits before reawakening the primal urge.” As you said this you instantly shift into your primal state via Gijin Ninpō. Driven into a corner your body to begin to harness that building up aggression and frustration. In conjunction to the special enzyme inside of you there was a sudden rapid increase of multiple stimulus including noradrenaline. Resulting in a massive boost in physical prowess, you swiftly glared at Kin while retaining a smile.“Um Sakura let’s talk about this.” Kin muttered, slowly moving back as you learn closer against her with arm in a tight grip.“Even the buddha will show no mercy if you insult him for a third time.” You replied, casually giving way to your anger.“Okay I can see you’re mad. I get it. You’re only thirteen and still at the height of your hormones. So how about we just take a breather an-”Before Kin could finish you placed your index finger on her lips. “Shh ...no more talking.”You muttered in a slightly rough and husky voice. At this point you were more beast than man as you acted upon your primal urges. Quickly pouncing at Kin she would find herself dropping to the ground.Now pinning Kin to the ground, you looked down upon your prey with a smile. Exposing your elongated canines while licking your plump lips, you soon leaned closer for the prize. Despite being blind, Kin could see the glowing glare you gave, reaching a point where your slit feline pupils still managed to shape itself into heart symbols. Even your hair soon sprung itself to life for the added insurance of pinning Kin down as you sat on her stomach. For that singular moment she was afraid to actually activate her sharingan again to see it for herself through her own eyes. It was at that moment Kin knew exactly just how much she fucked up. With hands pressing against her forearms and knees against her thighs, you ensured that escape was next to impossible for Kin. The beastmaster was going to get a thorough lesson in understanding precisely where you stood as the apex predator.
>>3770060Without hesitation, you planted your lips on to Kin’s for a deep, passionate kiss. Through refined muscle control and suction technique, you firmly interlocked your lips with Kin’s to create a vacuum seal around the surface. Even if she wanted to Kin now found herself incapable of pulling away from your mouth. Left without any options Kin went in to try and force you to submit through experience. Starting off with some fluid tongue action mixed with her signature breathtaking kiss she was doing all she can to break through your defenses and release her. A valiant effort but futile all the same. Her breathtaking kiss while just as impactful as ever held no effect upon you. Actually it was having the opposite considering it only made you kiss her even harder. Seeing that her tactics were being overpowered by your strong desire to dominate, Kin resorted to every trick there was for kissing. Not only that but she began to squirm and buckle against your body. Again it was useless as you refrained from letting go much less getting knocked off from your pinning position. Of course the other reason for this aggressive kiss made itself apparent the moment you tried to block Kin from getting fresh air from her nose. If anything seeing her squirm underneath you made you feel all the more dominant and in control. You even begun to fight back by mimicking Kin’s oral moves with your own. What you lack in experience you more than made up in resourcefulness and adaptability. Though brute force wasn’t exactly off the table for this dominating act.Although it took a really long while, eventually Kin resorted to tapping on the ground once she felt you stubbornly pushing past your limits to suffocate her. Once you saw her give up did you finally stop with the act ...later. Right now you milked it for as long as possible until that breaking point. Now pulling from Kin you made the most domineering smile while looking down on her. You finally got her back while establishing the pecking order between the two of you. You may be as sweet and docile as a beloved pet but that didn’t mean you didn’t know how to fight back when it came down to it. For the next couple of minutes as Kin caught her breath you continued to smile cheerfully as the anger subdue itself and you slowly returned to normal. Shame was something that was slowly fading away from you.“So...just so that I’m aware of what went down during that planned assassination. Just what exactly happened? Who was the third guy working along Mizuki and Kajika? Why were they bulked up meatheads that only knew how to fight and kill with brute force like they’re the legendary stupid brothers? Granted they were still smarter than the two knuckleheads but you get my point.” You asked, a mixture of showing concern and changing the subject after that awkward ordeal. Kin kept her back turned from you as she took a small sigh before resigning herself to explanation.
>>3770068“That third person we fought was Orochimaru but from what I have been told he was fighting the third hokage the entire time. “Kin said, earning your suspicion as you listened to her words. “I was right there when it happened. Though I only saw the aftermath of the fight but I know that the barrier he erracted made sure nobody can get in or out. So it can’t be that he deceived Lord Hiruzen and went off to try and assassinate you. Orochimaru is a lot of things but reckless and stupid aren’t one of them.” You chirped in, feeling rather disgusted that you almost praised the bastard who killed Lord Hiruuzen. “Adding the fact that there was a strange feeling to him only added to the confusion. It was only when we defeated him did I finally put together the reason why he felt so different and unusual even for Orochimaru.”Kin said, shuddering a bit at the creepy chakra she felt at that time.“And that is?” You asked.“Orochimaru used some sort of technique called the Shōten no Jutsu (Shapeshifting Technique) From what my Sharingan was able to break down, it allows one to make someone an identical copy of another through transferring a portion of the individual’s chakra. Unlike the standard the person who receives the chakra is reduced to a puppet that the individual who gave the chakra can control them remotely. Making them more of a perfect doppelganger given their movement and knowledge will be indistinguishable from the original. Everything tied to them is also replicated, right down to any Kekkei Genkai, bodily enhancements or special equipment. Of course the clone is limited by the amount of chakra put into them and once that chakra goes..they’ll revert back to normal just before dying. It’s a sacrificial jutsu made with the intended purpose of using others as pawns to do your dirty work while safely away from the distance. “ Hearing Kin explained the method only made your blood boiled. You knew Orochimaru was a real scumbag but to pull off something of this nature managed to completely destroy your previous opinion of the madman. Was there no limits to how far Orochimaru would sink? Even so you kept a close eye to Kin who was now kneeling against her knees with her arms wrapped around them.“Seeing the face of Shiore made reconfirm my suspicions about Orochimaru. We were nothing but disposable pawns. No matter how valuable we are or how much we proved ourselves, sooner or later he’ll discard us for his own ambition. Once we lived our purpose we’re good as dead. Mizuki and Kajika are another prime examples of that.” Kin reflected, thinking that she really dodged the bullet with you and your friend’s involvement. Still, the very thought was something that weighed heavily on her mind.
>>3770070“As for why Mizuki and Kajika were acting like mindless beasts hooked up on aggression and drugs. The juinjutsu he placed upon them sapped them of their free will and made them his obedient puppets. Zombies in a sense that they feel no pain or anything and move relentlessly towards a singular directive. Obey Orochimaru. That’s why the real Shiore who was made into a sacrifice for Orochimaru acted accordingly. We only managed to hold them off though Anko did most of the work despite it being three vs one. That is until another individual stepped in before we could deliver the final blow.“ Kin almost growled as she thinks back to the person in mind. A woman with very long raven black hair kept in a hime-cut and wearing a vest, army pants and a matching army scarf. “Who was it?” You asked.“Kotohime, Kotohime Fūma. She was my mentor..and my mother’s twin sister. My mother’s name is Orihime Fūma but she discarded her surname in order to go into hiding with me to escape Fūma dynasty in Kusagakure. Unlike my aunt who wanted to return our name and village back to proper order my mother only wanted to live peacefully with my father and I. She was the one who trained me into a merciless killer under Orochimaru’s guidance.” Kin said, gripping her legs tightly as she kept herself from losing her cool.“I’m starting to think you and Sasuke have a lot in common. As well as if I have a thing for raven haired people with family issues. That said, if going by your family’s naming scheme then wouldn’t your actual name be something like Kinhime?” You tried to make light of the situation knowing full well that Kotohime was a real touchy subject. “It would but I dislike such a name. “ Kin mildly scoffed, not at you but the fact of being named like her mother and her sister which just didn’t feel right to her. “Well if we twist the meaning of your name it can be translated into something like the Golden Princess” You smiled, pulling out your index finger to metaphorically point out how their natural language was very versatile in meanings.“If going by that logic you can twist my name to mean Muscle Princess which isn’t exactly charming either.” You briefly blushed at that thought as you look to Kin’s figure. Kin swiftly caught you in the act with a deep cough to break you out of your fantasy. “Anyway it was through Kotohime that the zombified Mizuki and Kajika were able to escape. The intelligence division has Shiore’s body but knowing Orochimaru I can only assume he made sure to rig the body so that all of its secrets couldn't be covered.” Kin said, turning back to look at you.
>>3770076“Of course nothing involving him is ever easy. Anyway, given your experiences with Orochimaru’s lab. You must know something relating to Anima and the ordeals that I been undergoing. The fact that I couldn’t hide my changes from you tells me you’re at least informed in some way.” You asked, now meeting Kin’s eyes with your own.“Well I won't lie and say that I haven’t But let me start by explaining the hierarchy between us chosen children. There’s on faction in particular that I think has strong connections to what you’re undergoing.” Kin watched you sit back down on the log, nodding at her words before letting her continue.“As I told you were trained and altered in the act of trans-humanism in order to make us into the perfect ninja and weed out the trash from the diamonds in the rough. Naturally each of our bodies were modified and enhanced to achieve our super soldier status. But it was mainly just a prerequisite to see who was capable of surviving Orochimaru’s engineering.” Kin said. " The children that produced promised were split up into three factions. The first faction which I was put into underwent the recreation of Kekkei Genkai. These folks either held the fragments of dna from long ago in our ancestry to reawaken our lost heritage or showed compatibility to the experimentation and foreign dna to successfully adapt to the overriding of their dna structure and coding. Because of my blood as a Fuma clan relative, I was most compatible with the Uchiha clan. And as you can see with my eyes it produced quite some welcoming results’” After saying this Kin activated her sharingan to prove a point. At close inspection it was like seeing a perfect, genuine copy of the sharingan. So it made you wonder how did he tell the difference between Kin and Sasuke’s eyes. “And yet Orochimaru wasn’t fully satisfied with the result. He kept comparing us to the original holders of those Kekkei Genkai and often put us against such individuals in order to prove the weight of his research and further improve the development process. In the end as you saw with Sasuke Uchiha it only confirmed Orochimaru’s suspicion that he couldn’t completely break the gap between us and the natural born Kekkei Genkai users. But that didn’t stop him from trying.” Kin said in between glaring intently against the ground. You briefly gave her a hug as you didn’t say anything. Kin blinked a this but slowly takes the hug.“My condolences for you and everyone who had to endure his perfectionist streak. I can’t imagine the grueling experiments all of you underwent only for him to still not be satisfied with the results.” You said, getting angry over Orochimaru the more you listen to the terrible treatment that the children of Kusagakure underwent just for his ambition.
>>3770080“Had the experiment truly bared the kind of results that Orochimaru wanted. It’s highly likely based on what my aunt told me...I would’ve been chosen as his next successor. Sort of like an avatar. I learned from the intelligence division that Orochimaru has achieved some sort of immortality jutsu that allows him to pass his soul on to his intended target and take them over before achieving a reincarnation as his soul is the dominant entity. “ Kin said in a melancholy tone. You feel like you should really tackle on this but right now you refrained from speaking up. All this talk about spirits made you positively unnerved after seeing that Shinigami. As a woman of science this was highly illogical even for ninjas. “To get back on topic, Orochimaru tried to bypass the long time hurdle with transplanting Kekkei Genkais since it’s rarely heard of people who hold the genetic blueprint to take virtually any Kekkei Genkai and not have the body alienate and reject the foreign cellular tissues. He tried many methods including trying to unlock the dormant genetics in our ancestry based on the original source or cultivating and grooming a rebirth through overriding the genetic makeup. Although he ultimately succeeded in recreating the Kekkei Genkai, they were deemed a failure. Unlike a natural transmigration or mutation where one can fully manifest the dormant code buried in a recessive gene from the original source and trigger a true reversion into a living being capable of utilizing the awakened Kekkei Genkai to its fullest, we only come up short. Either our bodies aren’t capable of handling the full power thus we suffer additional self-harm during usage or the output of the Kekeki Genkai is capped by our bodies from the unnatural procedure and unable to reach its full potential.” Kin sighed, turning off her sharingan to conserve chakra and no longer feeling any hint of anger or hate for the moment. “It just goes to show that no matter how hard you try re-engineering nature you’ll always end up coming short in comparison to the original. But I suppose because of that I’m grateful that you’re not currently the skin puppet of a madman.” You reflect, cheering Kin up in the process as she ends up smiling at you.
>>3770083“The Second faction is the Jinchuuriki project. For reasons that escape my understanding, it seems that Orochimaru cultivated the chakra cells of each of the tailed beast throughout the lands. I can only fathom that the residue left by their actions in battle or him directly extracting the source he used it for his experiments on it until he was able to recreate it. Either way, Orochimaru implants the chakra into suitable targets and cultivates the chakra from within as it turns them into what I believe is called a Jinchūrikimodoki (pseudo-jinchūriki). Just like with the Kekkei Genkai Recreation project the power of these individuals pales in comparison to the original Jinchuriki. However, they aren’t to be taken lightly given their unique abilities and attributes similar to the respective tailed beast. In time the chakra can even replenish itself like the tailed beast but that comes with its own risk. Like with actual Jinchuuriki a strong body is needed to have any ounce of success.The chances only improve if they have unique chakra or a special innate compatibility.” Kin explained, noticing from your side that you were on the verge of hissing and breaking something from hearing this fountain of information. “Great! So now I have to keep an extra eye open for Naruto and Fu. Though, he could probably already have gotten samples of chakra from the tailed beast long ago. Still doesn’t set my mind at ease.” You momentarily lost track of thought from your anxiety but you reel yourself back to keeping your cool. Or at least Inner Sakura did.“For the third and final faction is the Juinjutsu faction. According to the information I shared with your sensei I deduced that Orochimaru uses the Juinjutsu to implant onto his targets a special compound made up of a specific enzyme that helps gathers and cultivates chakra, especially this Senjutsu chakra that Orochimaru embeds into the formula in addition and a third element that I can’t figure out the source. With these components infused in the juinjutsu it triggers a sort of a metamorphosis that radically alters the physical body. Pushing them to new heights while offering shapeshifting capabilities that’s uncommon in standard transformation jutsus. Out of the three factions it said to produce the greatest results despite the severe risk and death toll it brings. Even if it leads to survival, it seems to have some sort of unforeseen effect on the psyche of the holder depending on the stages.” As Kkin explained you quickly jumped up from the log. Causing Kin to briefly back up at your sudden surge of emotion as you quickly place both your hands on her shoulders.
>>3770097“That’s it! That’s exactly what I was hoping you have insight on. Those symptoms I have been experiencing with Anima. Lady Nekoma has been saying the majority of those effects were due to recklessly taking in nature energy into my body while the seal feeds on my chakra to keep them from mixing. But even she didn’t give a concrete enough understanding of some of the additional side-effects I was suffering from.” You explained, causing Kin to lean back as you pulled away from being so dangerously close. She placed her index finger on her chin pondering a bit before recalling how Anima worked. “In a way it’s sort of like that Anima seal on your forehead. From what I have been told you used the Yin Seal formula from Mito Uzumaki to rewrite the curse seal and turn it into a fuinjutsu. Normally such a process should’ve only kept it at the first stage at worst. But from my understanding you exposed yourself to an excessive amount of the enzyme and natural energy. And in your haste mutated your body into a living weapon. Something that’s more primal compared to our refinements. Judging from that it could perhaps caused an unforeseen evolution in you that triggered this...ahem what’s it called? Meiinfūinka. Anyway, it's clear that this transformation is currently tied to Anima. Doesn't help that you’re telling me that some black orb is inside of you may be tied to it as well? “ Kin asked, watching you nod in response as she begins to ponder some more. Meanwhile you felt a certain presence has been watching you the entire time.>Wait until Lady Nekoma shows up before getting started with the field test>Give Kin a heads up before transforming and leave your fate to her after handing the sword of the thunder god for insuence.>Manifest Inner Sakura for back up>Talk to Kin about [write-in what you want to discuss]>Ask Kin about your medicine and her thoughts on it>Try to learn from Kin as you wait for Lady Nekoma to return>Other [write-in][Apologizes for these info dumps but this is a lot of a information and setup establishment to compressed. But with it over now things will be a little streamline. Also more consistency with just how much of a mad scientist the anime, novels and even the later chapters of Naruto established. Seriously his feats get downright absurd when you think about it.]
>>3770104>>Wait until Lady Nekoma shows up before getting started with the field test
>>3770104>>>Wait until Lady Nekoma shows up before getting started with the field test>
>>3770104talk to kin about what she thinks we should focus our training on in the long and short term then ask kin about your medicine and her thoughts on it and finally wait until lady nekoma shows up before getting started with the field test wile we wait we should talk shop with kin about training and figer out how we can both improve and how we can help each other surpass our limits and be better ninja
>>3770104Wait for lady nekoma and manifest inner Sakura
>>3770104>Wait until Lady Nekoma shows up before getting started with the field test
this is a very bad quest please take whatever small literary skill you have and do something more original/not retarded
>>37709318 threads too late buddy, also where do you think we are? Originality means dick if it isn't fun
>>3762741Forgot to address this but actually you basically Kakuzu'd Gaara. The only thing you failed at was changing his ideology and empathizing with him. Something that Naruto had to do when facing Shukaku Gaara and bringing Gaara back to the surface. But don't worry, you'll get your chance to stop Naruto from undergoing a similar fate later down the story with a certain villainous antagonist. Seriously Meiinfūinka (Netherworld Seal Transformation). >> One Tailed Naruto/CS2 Sasuke
>>3770107>>3770115>>3770542“You got me. Should've known you would notice... I realized Anima could've gone out of control and tried to rectify that fact. Probably could've gone a different route in retrospect. It was only thanks to Lady Nekoma and Master Kabuku that I was able to mitigate the aftereffects caused by my recklessness. Really I was in such a rush to get myself under control and not harm my friends that drove me to such actions. “ You reflect, scratching the back of your head in embarrassment and shame. “That explained how you managed to make substantial jumps and reach the same field where the sound siblings and my team currently stand mainly due to our age gap. Well that’s not really the case for Gaara but you knew the reason for him.” Kin chirped, patting you on the back and giving you a reassuring smile. In the time waiting for Lady Nekoma you ended up continue to exchange in small talk with Kin. Both of you weren’t exactly really good at it. Kin was a no brainer given her childhood but you weren’t exactly any better with it. You didn’t have Ino’s charisma or the keen aptitude that Tenten carried. And you certainly weren’t Ami who was dangerously efficient in this game. Even Hinata the social hermit held a better change given her warm hospitality and soft spoken nature often made it easier for people to talk to her. Still, the two of you found things to bond about including how to deal with being living weapons. Again you made sure to take great appreciation for Kin for helping you tackle your inner demons just like how you did for her. Likewise Kin took her own appreciation over your friendship. It was a strange feeling for her but not something unwanted as she slowly comes to terms with her humanity. Eventually Lady Nekoma finally made her return currently holding some massive resources from the wilderness. “Sorry about that. My morning hunt has taken far longer than it should. I hope you didn’t get bored waiting for me.” Lady Nekoma smiled, setting the stuff down in the tent. “Not at all. Though if you’re going to watch us you can at least make sure to hide your presence from me.” Kin replied, pointing her finger to her forehead as she bragged about her heightened sensitivity. Hearing that made you pucker up your cheeks and pout at your sensei who sticks her tongue out to Kin. “Well I didn’t want to interrupt your touching moment. Especially when you were making progress and acting on your feelings.” She pulled out her fan to hide her giggling as you verbally lecture your sensei on the importance of privacy. Not really holding any shame for your actions. Lady Nekoma slightly narrows her eyes as she looks back to you. “Although...I’d have to question your sense of restrain when your anger takes over. One wrong move and you can say your sweet adolescent and purity goodbye.”
>>3771592You didn’t reply to that, once again you knew just how much your anger can lead to you to prone to such feats of domination that at worst dives into aggression territory. Instead, you remind everyone about the reason why you were here. Once they dropped the banter you started to take a series of deep breaths. Truthfully you were nervous if not afraid of the power inside of you. But it wasn’t the first time you tackled with powers that you did not understand for the good of your friends and regaining control. “Alright I’m ready.” You reassured yourself with a smile. Seeing that set your companion’s mind at ease as they two were ready for this. Without further adieu you invoked the power of Anima. Immediately skipping from the first state to invoke the Meiinfūinka stage. Upon activation you felt a deep bone chilling sensation, causing you to hug yourself in response. A sense of coldness filled your heart as your mind started to become mind. At the same time your body’s temperature started to rise. You could feel the adrenaline rushing through your body,invigorating the body and intensifying the burning sensation inside. In your fits of pain you felt a strong surge of violent impulses. You wanted more than release, to go wild and fully invoke the primal fury inside. Unlike previously it was much more destructive and aggressive. These thoughts continued bouncing around in your head, causing your heart to race faster as it builds up an abundance of energy and hormones. The burning sensation worsens as your body temperature rises to signify the feeling of being set on fire. Suddenly your stomach convulsed, and you doubled over, wrapping an arm around your belly while the other caught her from hitting the ground. Under the arm holding your stomach, you could feel those abdominal muscles twitching and pulsing as you breathed, getting tighter and thicker. Fluids from your eyes and mouth start to trickle as you felt a sharp pain in your mind.Your psyche suddenly underwent a series of painful shocks and vicious lashing on your mental state. Eroding the mind body and spirit in the process, you feel yourself slowly slipping. Stumbling with hands on both sides of your head, trying to hold onto some part of identity that you would recognize as yourself. By all intended purpose your instincts were telling you to stop the transformation and revert back to normal. However, you chose to believe in Lady Nekoma and now Kin to keep you under check. Kin was one thing with her boundless wisdom and experience, but Lady Nekoma was a whole nother spectrum.
>>3771593She was far smarter, stronger, and most importantly more experienced than you. If anyone who can tackle the ferocious power of Meiinfūinka without any casualties it was Lady Nekoma. Well actually there was Kakashi and the other elite jounins or a jounin in general but that would be a much harder fight and while they’ll be victorious it wouldn’t be easy. Thus you suppressed your instincts and let the transformation continue uninterrupted. The normally pale,slightly tanned skin had suddenly taken a darken red tinge. Around the surface was a light shade of pink tribal tattoos spreading out the sides of your body, specifically at the cheekbones, forehead,biceps, forearms, collarbone, waist, hips, thighs and calves. More than just a change of skin pigment you felt your flesh becoming notoriously dense and thick with a multitude. Glancing at your skin you began to notice that the short sleeves on your qipao dress was getting tighter, as if they were shrinking, and exposing more of your reddish tinged skin. Belated, you noticed that it wasn’t just the sleeves, but your dress, fishnet undershirt, shoes, socks and undergarments were also becoming progressively restrictive. The fabric while constructive continued to held up as it starts to merge with your flesh. Seemingly disappearing from sight it begins to morph itself into a more fitting attire. Enveloped in a maroon braided bikini top and matching mawashi bikini bottom, you begin to resemble that of an oni in appearance. In continuation, your finger and toenails sprouting into pitch black claws, matching with the spikes now sprouting from your forearms, shoulder, and calves. A process that only furthered the intense pain that having your biology altered to these extremes could only produce. Crippled by the sensation the pain effectively wracked your body, intensifying the involuntary convulsions, bone creaking, muscle tightening and stretching. You felt your limbs growing with the rest of your body’s sudden expansion. With another sudden grinding feeling in her back, she cried out and dropped to her knees, spiky pink hair hanging down over your face as you panted, gazing at the floor. Two large spikes tore through your skin, leaving the flesh to regenerate but not before sending another surge of pain. Enduring the constant pain only further your aggression and growing bloodlust. You didn’t cry but you came close to breaking down the longer you were subjected to this transformation process. All the while, you felt your strength growing greater, as your muscles tightened and bulged predominantly.
>>3771594Around your wrists and ankles sprouted thick white hair, forming into fur cuffs. Soon your face begin to twist and distort itself to become more monstrous and beast-like. Ears and teeth elongating as it started resembling a knife-like shape. Perhaps the most painful portion of the transformation came around your tailbone. Sprouting from your backside came a rather massive tail that while mainly feline still holds some serpentine like characteristics. The hair curtaining her face seemed to straighten out before her eyes, turning from brown to a dark green, and much longer than usual. From your head sprouted two massive horns strangely enough bent in a manner that makes them resemble that of rabbit ears despite the innate thickness, sharpness and density. Eyes now spokes from the rapunzel-like locks from your wild hair carried a blackened sclera with your eyes transitioned into an ominous shade of green and slit pupils. From what seemed like an eternity your body finally stopped transforming. Your breathing soon normalized as your body has reached a level of stabilization. Despite that continuous amount of bodily chemicals and stimulus such as adrenaline,endorphins, noradrenaline, endorphins and amphetamine courses through your body in a raging surge. Soon enough your body quickly recovered from the painful transformation as your muscles revigorite themselves. Slowly you pulled yourself up from the ground, no longer held back from the sensation of pain. Standing at seven feet and two inches and weighing in seven hundred pounds of dense tissues you were a far cry compared to your natural appearance. Jumping up to a physique akin to that of a martial arts master in her mid-twenties you were almost completely unrecognizable to your sensei and companion. Oddly enough, they noted that there wasn't a single blemish on your skin despite the painful metamorphosis. Inf act, it carried a lustrous shade of dark red. With the tribe markings radiated with a wild and untamed aura akin to nature itself. Lady Nekoma and Kin kept their gaze at a woman who looked much like Sakura, yet was also almost completely different. Beyond that, it was a different woman that stared at them with long legs built with well defined calves, thickly dense thighs, and wider hips trailing up to the oni-like attire. Above that was a tight waist, with powerful abdominal muscles rippling on an exposed midriff.
>>3771596>>3765297>>3765300Turning to the side there was a pronounced rounded bulge on your rear underneath the massive tail. Arms elongated and rippling with thick muscles, broad shoulders and a well defined neck and collarbone. Your robust body widen considerably at achieving a hulking physique. Hands and feet were somewhat larger than the average but not to comedic levels. You also gained an increase arch in your back from the combination of tightened twaist, expanded assets and upper back. Lastly your hair didn’t grow any further as it stood down your back and onto the ground.That said, the hair was more rigid and spiker as it stands on end despite holding some form of fluidity and smoothness. The statuesque amazon that is you started to glance at your appearance before turning to Kin and Lady Nekoma. Fragmentation of your sense of self was the only connection this raging best held. But that sense of self was slowly beginning to fade as an ominous aura caused by the darkening orb illuminated your body.“Graaaaaaah!” You screamed, letting out a powerful surge of sonic waves and kinetic force. This high pitched battle cry exerted exceptional volumes of ultra high frequency. Lady Nekoma andKin had to cover their ears just from how extremely loud you currently demonstrated. The sheer force of the scream was able to actually travel through the deafen thick forest of Aokigahara and break the silence. By the time the screaming ended all that was left was the terrified trembling of the wildlife that made them docile and kneel in fear for their beastial queen. >Try to resist losing yourself to the black orb’s dark influences. >Continue to trust in Lady Nekoma and Kin and observe from within while you go wild.>Completely relinquish control in order to gradually synchronize with and merge with it to take complete control.>Summon Inner Sakura with the last of your sanity to help your friends>Other [write-in]
>>3771597>> >Try to resist losing yourself to the black orb’s dark influences.
>>3771597continue to trust in lady nekoma and kin and observe from within while you go wild and get inner sakura to help you understand the black orb while in this state to get it under control and purge all evil influences of the black orb while kin and lady nekoma handal and tame raging sakura like kin bragged she could
>>3771547ya but not saving gaara is kind of the point like strength is strength but if all we can do is smash skulls with our fists then sakura is going to live in a world of headless corpses and regrets and the ninja world will not change
>>3771597>>Continue to trust in Lady Nekoma and Kin and observe from within while you go wild.
>>3770967This isn't fun. >>3765297>>3765300Oh my God it did get worse than dice-mandated yuri.
>>3771597>Summon Inner Sakura with the last of your sanity to help your friends
>>3771839Honest question, why do you care
>>3772203replacing my previous vote with >>3773110
>>3771620>>3771625>>3771688>>3773110Finishing up from that display of primal dominance you begin to focus on the two women in front of you. Specifically your eyes darted to Lady Nekoma. Steel taut tissues continued to contract and expand in a soft loop of stretching and thickening the developed musculoskeletal structure. Although your body fully stabilized, there were subtle hints of further augmentation on your burgeoning form. A single step on the ground was carrying enough force to cause cracks on the dense volcanic rock which was notoriously much tougher and resilient than the standard ground.Slowly you started to move towards your would be prey. Driven by the violent impulses and dark influence your mind continue to slip into a state of dormancy as your psyche erodes. Yet you still trust in your sensei to handle this. The only thing left for you was committing to observing from within.Meanwhile Lady Nekoma simply used hand gestures to direct Kin to stay behind her. Given what the Great Cat Sage was picking up from you gave the incentive to keep up her guard. Luckily Kin didn’t give any backtalk as she could feel the illuminating damage as the air thickens. Thus, she resorted to taking a supportive role by activating her sharingan. Leaving Lady Nekoma to take the direct approach through confronting you. Not caring who comes forth you prepared yourself for the upcoming confrontation. Between the two of you there was an intense clash of killing intent, causing the air to twist and turn violently while the ground trembles. Normally exposing her presence was enough to make you nervous and uneasy but now you were meeting her head on without any fear. Lady Nekoma took notice of this while remaining stationary. Leaving you to make the first move in this mexician standoff. Lunging forward you begin to make the first move with a straightforward punch towards Lady Nekoma. Naturally she tilts her head to avoid the blow,going as far to dodging the force such raw strength carries. Impressive as that was she didn’t let herself get conceited, rather she focused on dodging the series of punches that soon followed. Each one of them traveled at greater speeds and ushered far more strength that you were normally capable of even at red lotus. Heck the output was on a higher level than what Shinsei Mahachisu could normally provide. Keeping this in mind Lady Nekoma sharpened herself and adjust to your rampant rhythm. Passing through your series of rabbit punches Lady Nekoma effectively closed the gap between you and her. Before she gotten the chance to deliver a powerful punch to your face, your arms begin to drastically contract themselves to the point of compression.
>>3773377In a split second you pulled your arms back just moments before Lady Nekoma got in range. With great ferocity you release the the contracted arms into two consecutive bursts. Despite at point blank range Lady Nekoma manages to dodge the first punch effortlessly. Leaving her in range for the second one as you aimed for that moment she would dodge. Anticipating this Lady Nekoma blocks the second punch just milliseconds after avoiding the first one thus countering your strategy. Be that as it may, she would only be taken slightly off guard by the sheer force of the punch as you push her back considerably. If it wasn’t for her well-trained and honed body that punch would’ve been enough to easily shatter bones. So for Lady Nekoma all it resulted in feeling her arm constantly vibrate from the lingering vibrations of your powered up punch. In light of this Lady Nekoma sharpen her gaze while you continued to demonstrate erratic movements as you kneel down contracting your leg muscles.“Alright this form of yours is at least on par with your combination of two Kinjutsus if not stronger. So I can’t exactly take it easy with you.” Lady Nekoma briefly shakes her hand in between commentary. Shrugging off the ringing sensation she quickly took a fighting stance against the hulking juggernaut in front of her. She could only make a small smile while getting into form. `''Don’t complain if you end up sore all over by the end of this.”In response to this you tighten your leg muscles to the point of compression. Afterwards you released the build up raw power to spring forward at tremendous speeds. Decided to take the fight seriously Lady Nekoma leap forward just a second after you. Resulting in the two of you clashing in a headed tackle, tremendous force exerts across the surrounding area. Neither one would flinch from such strong impacts as your chests pressed violently against one another. Holding your ground against your sensei the two of you started throwing punches and kicks to one another. Matching the other at incredible force and finesse, both were going at one hundred percent of the body’s muscle strength. Any less would result in the other taking full control of the battle and overpowering them in the process. At the same time the black orb started to pulsate at a higher frequency. >Try to earnestly get Lady Nekoma to fight at her best by further pushing yourself>Completely relinquish control in order to gradually synchronize with and merge with it to take complete control.>Remember to keep your sense of self as best as you can while your body continues to go wild>Summon Inner Sakura with the last of your sanity to help your friends>Other [write-in]
>>3773387>>Summon Inner Sakura with the last of your sanity to help your friends
>>3773387remember to keep your sense of self as best as you can while your body continues to go wild this is all about the black orb and how we will not be enslaved to a monsters power and prove that our humanity is grater than a mindless beast that wants to kill and fuck everything in the world
>>3773387>>Remember to keep your sense of self as best as you can while your body continues to go wild
>>3773443we will most likely need inner sakuras help with the black orb in a few seconds
>>3773387>>Completely relinquish control in order to gradually synchronize with and merge with it to take complete control.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3773480>>3773719Rolling to see which one is being done.
>>3773800yes victory whose a winner i am a winner
>>3773443>>3773480On the outside you continued to do battle with Lady Nekoma. Unsurprisingly your mentor was doing a splendid job keeping up with your transformed state as both of you exchanged blows. In comparison to her more refined and focused fighting motions yours were wild and erratic. Like a mad drunken brawler going against a martial arts grandmaster. Safe to say that Lady Nekoma was able to remain several steps ahead of your berserker frenzy. Each punch you delivered Lady Nekoma paid you back with interest in sixfold. In spite of your reinforced steel tissues Lady Nekoma delivered enough raw power to effectively break through such defenses. Thankfully she wasn’t using the Nijuushou with her strikes as she currently deemed it unnecessary. Last thing she desired was to force your body to hastily regenerate and shorten your lifespan in this state. Normally her serious punches and kicks would be enough to frighten if not cripple her opposition but you were different. Not only did you know how to take a punch even in this state the sense of fear was a foreign concept to your current state of mind. The only thing that was undergoing in your head was the strong desire to fight and kill. All the blows you were forced to tank and endure only further the aggression and frustration that currently took hold of you. Even with comparable strength you find yourself unable to land a single blow on to a serious Lady Nekoma. On her end she couldn’t put you down no matter how much force she placed into her blows or what crippling spot she struck. Your body’s resilience and adaptability was truly earning its keep as you kept rising back for more. On the inside you continued to observe and monitor the changes that were undergoing inside. Putting your faith in your comrades was the best course of action you can think of as you let the Meiinfūinka run its course. To be frank, this was quite the gutsy move as you came to understand. Each passing second was a living hell as you felt your psyche continuing to undergo constant attacks. Thus furthering you into a state of pure aggression and violence from the madding ordeal. Again your instincts were alerting yourself of the dangers that this transformation carried. Unfortunately, you decided to continue observing and holding on to your state of mind as best you can. Almost driven to the point of tears you struggle valiantly to gather as much information as possible.
>>3774751From your studies you knew that the Meiinfūinka was a mutation sub-series of Anima. It carried the same properties but generated a much higher wavelength and frequency than the original. Thus despite your mastery of Anima it was effectively able to overwhelm you into this berserker state. Like the original your chakra was isolated and being used as fuel to maintain the transformation. In its place was a constant flow of natural energy at a much higher rate and greater degree than what Anima could siphon. Like Anima it seems to force its activation by priding on your emotional state. Unlike Anima it could trigger activation just by using one’s chakra to force a state of dependency and desperation. Then there was the amount of physical strain it puts on the body while it eats against the mind. In this brief moment of understanding you felt something starting to rustle and stirring inside of your subconscious. The black orb was beginning to pulsate at a stronger volume, creating an even higher frequency that resonates with your body. The painful sensation not only worsen. Something was invading your psyche as bits and bits of yourself was being suppressed and isolated from your mind. Thus creating a losing sense of self due to this sudden fragmentation of your mind. You recall feeling a similar state of aggression through anima driving you to the point of experiencing a much greater urge to kill and undergoing a murderous rampage. However, the sensation you felt then was more primal and savage like that of nature. Here it was far more sinister in addition to the amplified impulses and stimuli pushing for such actions.The more time you spent your transformed appearance the further corruption underwent in this malignant state. Your mind while detached from the body could still feel the intense ferocity as if it was giving the direct command. Slowly your will begin to erode and in its place a new directive would emerge. A directive that stimulative darker emotions and brought forth the violent impulses left suppressed. With that in mind, it's no wonder exactly why you find yourself currently acting out your most savage of primal instincts. And where this was coming from to no surprise was the black orb. On its own it wouldn’t be any different when your mind was pushed into a state of survival like with the many near-death experience. Because of the black orb the Meiinfūinka was demonstrating a more corrupt and darker influence. A sinister chakra starts to seep from your body as it reeks of a foul scent but it was a familiar one at that.
>>3774785Observing further you slowly made your way towards the orb. With one hand reaching for the orb you begin to try and resonate with the orb to see it’s core. Peeling away the outer surface you uncovered a rather unnerving sight. From the core appears to be...a mysterious humanoid figure. Covered in pitch black hair the mysterious figure remains stationary in the orb-like cocoon. You knew that this wasn’t Inner Sakura as she was protecting your most vital of areas and trying to combat the eroding process without exposing herself. Before you could back away the mysterious figure opened up its eye and revealed a rather haunting sight. Golden snake like eyes with purple eyeliner markings that gave a powerfully chilling gaze. It took you just a moment to realize that this entity ...was related to Orochimaru.Quickly acting on this brief moment of shock this mysterious figure grabbed you by the waist. By the time you snapped out of it the androgynous humanoid successfully coiled around the armpits to restrict your arm movements. Now ensnared the mysterious entity it started to drain you of your strength while dragging you directly into the orb. Struggling with all of your might you find yourself pulled into the orb as it closes behind you. The last thing you would see was darkness as you sank into a pitch black sea. Continuing your struggles you pressed against the figure to see it started to morph. Slowly changing from an androgynous figure it started to resemble an older version of yourself. Only that it still held black hair and those creepy eyes as it can only smile with elongated fangs.“...Become one with me….” >Fight back with all your might to suppress it and regain control>Merge with the entity to assert dominance and absolute sovereignty>Send Inner Sakura outside to alert your sensei with the truth and assist in stopping you>Ask what is it and how it came to being as well as what it want?>Other [write-in]
>>3774788>Ask what is it and how it came to being as well as what it want?
>>3774788>>Merge with the entity to assert dominance and absolute sovereigntyfucking take it over make it your bitch
>>3774788so this was orochimarus plan all along he did not just put his chakra in us he put a part of him self in as well so he can make us another skin suit for him to fall back on the cheeky cunt we jokes on him now we can figer out how he did it tear it apart and steel all his memory's so we can spoil his master plan and bring him to ruin tell it we know it is orohimaru and that he just made his biggest mistake by showing him self to us because now his ass is ours because we know it is orochimaru we can untangle him from our mind like the invader he is gain control of him and ether destroy him or dominate him and assert absolute sovereignty as needed with this information
>>3774995oh shit he did the same thing to sasuke we need to figer out how to stop this so we can save sasuke as well as ourself
>>3774995Okay so based on this, it sound like we got a vote for both >>3774795 and >>3774975>>3774975I feel bad for that anon that wants to kick this sacrificing humanity subplot like a bad habit
>>3775096Not me but I wish he was here.
Hey guys, I'm all for transhumanism and shit but are we sure we want to merge with a piece of fucking Pedochimaru?
>>3775136Seems like the consensus just don't care or want revenge for the mandated yuri dice bit, either way I'm writing in a bit.
>>3775136its not about merging with him its about gaining control of this part he put in us so he cat fuck with us any more and so we can get the upper hand over him by steeling his memory's and undoing the damage he has all ready dun to us and to help sasuke with the same problem we may end up expelling him from us if we need to but like a fish on a hook if we just rip him out we will cos more pain and damage than if we take the hook out carefully and with precision
>>3775340The option says merge tho>Merge with the entity to assert dominance and absolute sovereignty and messing with this stuff always comes with drawbacks. It payed off the first time but trying to wressle with Orochi is another whole story.
>>3774788>Fight back with all your might to suppress it and regain controlCommon sense is calling, it says is time to stop.
>>3775340i fully expect to be trowing up a snake with pink scales green eyes and our voice beging lady nekoma and kin to help take our body back from orochimaru as he is laughing like a madman in his new body
>>3774788>>3774795Oh cool, it's not too empty now.>Fight back with all your might to suppress it and regain control
>>3775350we may not have a chose in the mater orochimaru is in our head and has been for a wile he may be ready to hatch from the black orb and take over and this may be the only chance we have to take control and stop him before he dos because nothing less than full control of our mind will be anuf to stop his takeover
>>3775381We could also just keep him in check and let wiser people help us, like the Sage we asked for help.
I like the idea of just fucking orochimaru with his own shit its cathartic
>>3775372suppressing orochimaru will not be anuf he will still be there geting stronger and stronger taking more of our mind peace by peace until we can not fight back and he takes over
>>3775387maybe but this is a fight to the death right now and he has us in his grasp so we defenetly need to get control right now or we are fucked and again we are a fish on a hook and we need to get it of before he ketches us
>>3775387and the sage in qweshcon is more of a sink or swim kind of teacher so she may think it wood be better if she just kills us than let us be corrupted and kill others agenst our will
>>3774788>Merge with the entity to assert dominance and absolute sovereigntyCause fuck it.
>>3774975>>3774995>>3775350>>3775393>>3775468Looks like we're going for the old standard. When in doubt merge with it before dominating it.
>>3775727Back on the outside world Lady Nekoma continued to battle with the berserk Sakura. Despite the amount of time has past it seem that neither fighter was at an ounce of being tired. Quite possibly this was due mainly that this is the third time that you underwent one of Lady Nekoma’s marathons. Each time your body was forced to adapt and utilize your honed recovery rate and chakra absorption to regain stamina. Such strenuous straining gave you a better understanding of your body’s strengths and weaknesses and how to improve it.Lady Nekoma on the other hand held a lifetime of experience and it’s her long diligence that made the foundation that allowed her to pull such feats like they were nothing to write home about. Still, a long and drawn out fight would be disastrous for your body. Not that in your current state would realize as she continues to angrily strike at Lady Nekoma. Knowing this Lady Nekoma refrained from drawing this experiment out any more than necessary. With that in mind, Kin kept watch as she followed both combatant's movements. With her Sharingan out she was committing the entire fight to memory. Even the minuscule of details made themselves known to the graceful assassin. Understanding how the Meiinfūinka work and the psychological changes was more important than the welfare of your body. This was something you told both combatants as you gave your trust in them before transforming.Even so, there was a sense of urgency for Kin to breakdown and decode the information. Easier said than done given how your berserk state made you an unpredictable monstrosity. In your unrelenting rage you were incapable of falling under Genjutsu given the loss of impulse control simplifying your connection to your mind to acting only on the basics. Otherwise, Kin would’ve stepped in to use Genjutsu: Sharingan to stop your rampage.It didn’t help that each of the blows delivered that would work on you started to lose their impact. Making it harder for Lady Nekoma keeping you from attacking Kin and slowing down on your rampage. Just recently you came close to striking Kin as she prepares to use her Sharingan to control you despite your resistance. Only for your sensei to appear in between you through kneeling down to travel underneath Kin’s legs. Catching you off guard Lady Nekoma followed up by delivering a powerful uppercut straight at your jaw.
>>3776376The force alone was enough to send enough pressure to paralyze your entire body. But the true impact of the attack easily dislocated your jaw as you find yourself sent flying in the air. Kin took a moment to catch her breath, coming to terms with the fact that in her current state she wouldn’t be able to put a dent on your reinforce steel-like tissues. Eventually you came crashing down on the ground, shrugging off the impact after regaining your senses. “Should come at no surprise at how much of a monster this incarnation of yourself is. Yet I can’t help but feel like this a whole new level of absurdity.” Lady Nekoma remarked, noticing you relocating your jaw despite the powerful sky uppercut. All it did was make you angry, resulting you slamming your balled up fists against your chest as an act of defiance. At this point you were no different than an enraged gorilla. Simultaneously your chakra started to rise as the musculoskeletal structure ripening and tightening itself with the body reinforcing itself further. In this rage your muscle mass and height increased, skin becoming rougher & tougher as it creates thickly layers of exoskeleton, and your bio-energy starting to produce an intense magnetic field. Spikes beginning to form around your tail with the remaining spikes on your body becoming more jagged and going as far as turning the spikes on your back into winged like appendages. The spike and horns were now akin to actual diamonds in appearance and density/hardness. The iris of your eyes now disappearing to signify your improved enrage state thanks to your continuous evolution. “If this incarnation of yours can get stronger overtime, sooner or later she’ll overpower me if I continue to rely on my current level of prowess. Of course in exchange it seems like she loses all manner of common sense and reasoning. A real brutish behemoth with the finesse and characteristics of a juggernaut.” Lady Nekoma let out a brief sigh at the sight, scratching her head on her remaining options. “Guess I have no choice but to kick it up a notch.”Realizing the strain that was coming from drawing more natural energy into yourself, Lady Nekoma kneels downward before taking off a sprinting dash. Contracting her leg muscles she begins to draw more raw strength as she became faster and faster by the second. Before you could realize it, Lady Nekoma disappeared through breaking the sound force and traveling the slip stream. Allowing her to bypass through the resistance to deliver a relentless barrage of punches and kicks against your new form.
>>3776378Even with the multitude of thickly compact dense skin virtually neutralizing blunt trauma , it couldn’t fully cushion and absorb Lady Nekoma’s blows. You couldn’t just simply shrug off the injuries anymore. In fact she was using your abnormally bounciness against you to store more energy and deliver stronger blows to keep you from adapting. Truly she proved her wisdom and skills needed to be an excellent sensei to you. Despite your continuous fluctuation of physical prowess to extreme levels, you still find yourself rendered helpless in your berserk rage. Lady Nekoma was not giving you a single chance to act.Meanwhile in your subconscious you were currently being dragged in the depths of blackening ocean by a corrupted doppelganger. Inner Sakura was unfortunately cut off from you as the black orb manifested several layers of mental blocks. Leaving you having to deal with the entire ordeal all alone. Cut off from all manner of sense you begin to feel rather cold. The fragmentation of your mind only worsen the further you sank into the darkness. Directly confronting the source of the corruption only further spreading the eroding effect at a faster rate. Slipping from exposure you ran your brain into overdrive trying to figure out how to to rid yourself of this entity.Slowly struggling against Orochimaru’s hold you start to tussle and fight against the corrupting influence. Although it was a piece of Orochimaru’s consciousness it was quite the formidable entity. Perhaps due to the effects of the Meiinfūinka, the darker entity demonstrated a stronger hold against you. Strength slowly fading as your mind deteriorates further. Still, you refused to let yourself give in. There was too much at stake and too many people in your life to let yourself lose. If nothing else you were tenacious and stubborn as time after time again you overcame adversity once pushed at your lowest point. Then it dawns upon you just what kind of opportunity lies before you. Staring at you was more than just a darken incarnation of yourself. This was actually a piece of Orochimaru, on of the three legendary sannin who has been tormenting you for months. Whatever problem you encountered always has its connection with Orochimaru one way or another. Just recently he lead an attack that nearly destroyed your village and assassinated the Third Hokage. An event that you have been trying your hardest to move on, and seeing Orochimaru only made your blood boil. Something that didn’t help you as it fed into your relentless berserker state.
>>3776537Worse yet was the fact that if you were dealing with this then Sasuke was at a greater risk. He was the one who actually has the curse mark and was Orochimaru’s focus, his next vessel. You already lost an important piece of your childhood with Lord Hiruzen. Losing another would surely cause you to breakdown, but it being Sasuke was your breaking point. You couldn’t bare to let Orochimaru have Sasuke. In addition to being your childhood friend he was also your teammate. You were the closest thing to family for him on his road to recovery. He was making great strives to returning to how he once was and you weren't going to let anyone ruin your hard work. You may not have been there for him when he needed you most once. You weren’t ever going to let such a thing happen again…..never again. With newfound resolve you headbutted the fragment of Orochimaru, forcing him back before grabbing him by the arms. A passionate fire burns in your eyes as you felt yourself reinvigorated with the strength of your bonds. “Go ahead and try to merge with me. But I refuse to lose my mind to you.” You begin to emit a powerful pink light, breaking through the darkness as a beacon of hope. The shining light pushed the snake entity back as you stand your ground. In spite of this it can only smile wildly before lunging back at you with tremendous force. “Let’s put that to the test shall we?” The entity remarked, illuminating an ominous light in response to your light. The two forces began to clash with one another in this heated power struggle.Quickly aiming to act on your boast the entity quickly broke itself down into a surge of spiritual energy in the shape of a giant white snake. Before you can even gasp it started to invade your body. You think back to when Orochimaru fed you his chakra to spread his influence onto you. But like before you manifested Shinsei Mahachisu to counteract this. Unlike before where you expelled and purified the chakra you merely siphoned the entire consciousness into your body. The entity was taken completely off guard as you draw every part of it into yourself throughout your entire subconscious. Not leaving a single trace of it to reform or escape. Contained inside of you started to trigger a sudden metamorphosis. The pulsation and convulsions forced you to clench your stomach before kneeling in a ball. The true battle begins now as you felt the corrupting force trying to take over. Stubbornly with all your might you held back the influence and fight with all of your might. In this game of tug of war you think back to Inner Sakura as you come to a realization of what your actions will leave once this is over. Although a necessary evil this act of merging with another’s consciousness would only come to bring another sacrifice. Find yourself drifting into slumber you think back to think of a single thought to deliver before embarking on your transformation. Forgive me my other self
>>3776563The blackened orb started to radiate a pinkish glow as it signifies the core. Even now your will was exerting dominance despite fully embracing the other entity in this battle for control. If nothing else you were going to make sure that you were going to be the dominant personality. What started off as a clash now has the dual forces harmonizing with one another thus establishing a merger of sorts. The cluster of beats began to unify one by one until it was a singular heartbeat. The enormous black orb started to shrink and shrink in conjunction to the rhythm. Once it reaches a human sized egg did the beats start to slow down to a crawl. After what seemed like forever cracks started to form.Spreading throughout the entirety of the orb the cracks gave way to triggering the orb to break apart. From the crumbling rooftop a hand starts to stick out as another soon followed. Showing a violent display of force the orb completely shatters in a vivid manner. In its place stood a young woman with a robust physique exactly like the rampaging beast on the outside. The key difference was that it appeared far more human if not a proper rendition of what you would look like in your late twenties to early thirties. The only key factor of something otherworldly was your snake like eyes as they held your emerald green eyes. The majority of your appearance while older was still you as this merger swayed in your favor. Still, to say that you were the old Sakura Haruno was false as you were now the sum of your parts. “Phew! I can’t believe that she…..or should I say I would do such a thing. I always knew that I was reckless but this truly takes the cake.” You muttered after taking a sigh of relief. Slowly brushing against your qipao dress turned leotard you start to take notice of the changes done to you in your subconscious. Countless amount of information was circulating in your mind as everything starts to become clear.“But in this struggle I’ve grown far more than I was at previously. I’m extremely smart right now. Surpassing all manner of physical and mental limits through this metamorphosis. I feel like I can do anything now.” Revealing a long serpentine tongue, you licked your plump lips while emitting an aura of dark shaded green hue around your body. “Orochimaru, you’re going to understand just how much your acts of transhumanism and obsession with immortality is going to bite you after underestimating Sakura Haruno and as a result creating something scarier than any shinigami can be …me~”
>>3776587>Use your newfound status to achieve complete mastery of yourself by conquering Meiinfūinka >Simply observe the knowledge you have accumulated and let your comrades handle restraining you>Reconstruct your mind and return to the surface>Tinker with Anima/Inner Sakura [write-out which]>Other [write-in]
>>3776598>>Tinker with Inner Sakura
>>3776598>>Reconstruct your mind and return to the surface
>>3776598step one complete step two have the real sakura and inner sakura harmonize and work together to destroy the fake orochimaru sakura and fully expel his influence while taking his memory's
>>3776694we need to use our bonds to give us the strength to connect to inner sakura and destroy this corrupt parody of sakura haruno that seeks to destroy the real us and make a snake version that is just a evil sakura that dos not love our friends and family and whose first viktom will be inner sakura and will go on to corrupt sasuke we need to obtain real power over this inner demon tame it for real no compromise and no mecey we are the real sakura haruno not this orochimaru wannabe
>>3776720i am sorry if i am rambling and unclear but we should not set-ell for this we should fight this inner demon with inner sakura and be the real sakura haruno and our body should help by punching us in the head yelling in defienc that we will not give in and we will not give up that we are sakura haruno not orochimaru and he will not take one more person from us not inner sakura not sasuke and not the real sakura haruno and her dream to be someone that can help others he will not win not now not ever so we need inner sakura to help us regain our true self and defeat this evil that has invaded our mind and body and we need lady nekoma and kin to help as well
>>3776748i really hope that we can fix this cus this is not what i thot wood happen if we merged and dominate this thing i thought we where going to get it under control and stop it from changing us in to a monster but if it wants to change inner sakura agenst her will than i may have fucked up trying to get my ideas across i am sorry for that
>>3776598>>Use your newfound status to achieve complete mastery of yourself by conquering Meiinfūinka
Remember how Sasuke had to struggle with the Curse Mark and everyone who ever had it had to transform to use its power? Remember how even Sage Mode is a temporary transformation requiring the concentration of power? Oh man I love Mary Sues haha right guys I wish Kishimoto had written Sakura like this!
>>3777861Honest question, why do you care? Like truthfully why choose this quest to get on your soapbox and rant out of all the others?
>>3777882>get on your soapbox and rant>says the guy who spent 3 paragraphs defending why he would continue writing objectively the worst quest on the boardThis makes my think the big think.
>>3777899>says the guy who spent 3 paragraphs defending why he would continue writing objectively the worst quest on the boardThe only other interaction I had with you was explaining why nobody should care about romance in shonen, especially naruto since it's garbage. I don't recall making a three paragraph rant on defending my reason for continuing this quest. Especially when I only need like a single word. Obligation. I'm not going to trash a quest for the remaining people that want to play just because one anon think it's the worst.
>>3776896>>3777651As you continued to reflect over your new state of mind and inner metamorphosis your senses started to pick up the events taking place outside of your subconscious. Currently the berserker state was still struggling against Lady Nekoma, resulting in the unstable beast queen to build up more anger and by proxy generating more power. Looking at the scene with only a deadpan expression, you simply find yourself unamused by the acts taking place. “Ah...right. There’s still the matter of Meiinfūinka.”“I suppose I should do something about this predicament. Even this marvelous body of mine has its limits to how much this continuous fluctuation of augmentation. It may be a habit of mine to dance on the edge of self-destruction to gain massive benefits and knowledge through risk vs reward but I don’t particularly like following through such methods without losing my mind.” You narrowed your eyes, folding your arms in disgust over this predicament. Even in this current corrupted state you were still Sakura Haruno. “If I am going to use this power then I’m going to truly make it my own and put it in its place.”Quickly you started to ponder on how to tackle this growing problem. With your newfound insight and intelligence you find your mental capabilities skyrocketing as you focused on finding a solution. The more you ponder about this the more the correct course of action comes to you. In addition, you begin to discover an important key factor that has been escaping your mind. In the past four months since you were first marked by Orochimaru you underwent a whirlwind of events as your struggles ultimately lead to this point. Time after time again Anima managed to impact your life, resulting in you rushing to take complete control over the seal regardless of the aftereffects. You once told yourself you did it all for your friends as you needed power and didn’t want to lose yourself and become a danger to them. Now in your current state of mind you knew better.Power. Power was the core motivation for you. Whatever the reasons matters not, in the end you wanted power and to be fully in control. You had no Kekkei Genkai, no one to teach you any Hijutsu or other secrets, you weren’t born special or naturally gifted. In fact, all of your talents and gains were either a result of fervorous diligence, byproducts of experimenting on what you gained by happenstance or through means of sacrifice. You justified this with the adversaries you face being on a much higher level and your squad leader and mentor couldn’t protect you from the dangers. In reality you wanted to be in complete control in spite facing things that were beyond your control. But you didn’t care and it's what drove you countless time to embrace the power and make it your own.
>>3778237In hindsight these acts of transhumanism would make you a hypocrite given how you preached about gaining power in the real way on multiple occasions. But that was just the duality of man as you came to realize and understand your own form of hypocrisy. You can admit it now without feeling any shame especially in this state of mind. You just didn’t care anymore. The power was too tantalizing and the gains were far more beneficial towards your dreams and goals than working through the old fashion way. There was no time for that. So you didn’t feel any regrets or remorse ...well now anyway. The poetic justice and irony of using any and all Orochimaru’s tools to your advantage to disrupt his plans was just far too good to pass up. Speaking of tools you begin to recite some of the vast knowledge that Orochimaru’s consciousness carried. Just as it serves as a window to observe your every move it now became your personal library to learn everything Orochimaru knew.While it would take an extremely long time to surf through all the information the fact it was now yours certainly made any sacrifice worth achieving this unholy merger. Briefly upon your unarchiving you came across a tidbit of information that was important to your current predicament. Discovering this made you widen your eyes briefly in shock and distraught. As a result you clench your face upon the sudden realization and betrayal. “So that’s how it is.” “The medicine I have been taking is the cause of this metamorphosis. Although I purified the sinister chakra during the infusing process it still didn’t remove the fact that fragments of his consciousness, his very soul still remained with the very depths inside. Though because of my action the fragment was forced into dormancy and most likely would’ve never awaken if Kabuku...or should I say Kabuto Yakushi never give me medicine. Combined with Shukaku’s tampering of Anima and my emotions speeding up the production of this absorbing enzyme inside of me, it's no wonder why this mutation happened and led to Meiinfūinka’s existence.“ As you continued to think about this something in you started to fester.. Rather than feeling angry to the point of being furious you only laughed over the realization. A genuine fit of laughter before ultimately smiling at the act, exposing your elongated teeth and tongue. “Really I can’t be upset. It’s only thanks to the medicine that my chakra levels adapted and speed up the process it’ll take for the full effects of the Hero Water, achieving steroid like effects to further optimize my physical attributes and prowess, and improving & reinforcing my natural abilities including my recovery ability and chakra absorption. Even the benefits done to complete Anima can’t be ignored. I can feel its capability and strengths increasing exponentially now that its fully developed. Actually…”
Dam we made some choices that did help us and come back to kick us in the balls don't we.
>>3778254Slowly you looked up at your forehead to notice something particular that peaks your interest. The diamond marking of the Yin Seal has changed into a tilaka. Though in its dormant state it reverted to a bindi, symbolically showing that you have reached a higher state of consciousness. Chakra was overflowing through your body as the warm and compassionate dark shade of pink chakra that represented you merged with the sinister purple chakra of Orochimaru’s to produce a luminous magenta that sparkled vividly throughout the surrounding area. Opening up the Yin Seal awakened Anima, triggering a series of tattoos as they changed to resemble the same tribal tattoos that your berserk incarnation carries. Putting two and two together you soon came to understand what the metamorphosis and merger has done to Anima.“...It seems that the seal on my forehead is no longer needed. Extended intake of the medicine and now merging with Orochimaru consciousness has evolved my body further. The special enzyme that draws more power through my emotions and natural energy are now deeply rooted into me right into my core. Hot wiring the genetics to fully embrace the component that allows for Meiinfūinka to becoming a natural transformation. Truly this body was meant for learning Senjutsu and intertwining with nature. If only if it was connected to the Ōtsutsuki Clan or at least come from the Sage of the Six Path family side. No, to be more accurate if I just was at least a direct descendant of the Senju unlike most of the people from Konoha who only having slight connections to the Senju due to a long era of breeding unless they’re related to one of the actual current clans. “ You reflected with a sigh, disappointed at the fact there was nothing special about your genetics that nobody else in Konoha carried. Briefly you start to question why you would say something like that. What was the Otsutsuki Clan? How did you know about the Sage of the Six Paths family tree to vividly understand their genetics. You recall your old self that you were told about the original humans aka the Otsutsuki and the myths that were said to be lost to time through Lady Nekoma. But the knowledge you had on it and the story of the Sage of Six Paths from the ninja monastery pale in comparison to this new fountain of information. One would begin to wonder just how much study did Orochimaru devoted to achieve Otsutsuki’s immortality and just how far he went to recreate the myths? These thoughts soon fledged your mind as you merely shrugged at the concept before focusing back on the task at hand.
>>3778283“I better hurry up before my body takes anymore of a beating. Not to mention it would be problematic if Kin uses her sharingan to invade my mind. In hindsight, I should’ve done more studying on those ocular eyes to learn that ability before fighting her despite Sasuke not showing such skill with it...yet.” Slowly you begin to place your right hand against the watery surface. A jutsu-shiki (Technique formulae) suddenly manifests itself as it spreads throughout your subconscious and invading your body. Gradually it starts to synchronize with every part of your mind. All except one place as you can only assume it’s where Inner Sakura currently resides.A trivial concern as once fully synchronized you started the takeover. On the other side after getting pushed back from another devastating punch from Lady Nekoma. Resulting in your berserker state reaching the zenith of rage as it starts to gather chakra directly into your mouth. The natural energy gathering around the area started to take the shape of a massive ball of chakra. It was short lived as it quickly starts to compress itself accordingly. With enough compression it became as small as a simple baseball, fully swirling with dense natural energy. Ren Fujizuho (Lotus Nonself Connected Cannon) From your mouth came a tremendous volley of concussive natural energy as the multiple streams merges together to morph into the shape of a giant beam. Seeing the attack coming for her Lady Nekoma braced herself for the impact and guard against it to the best of her abilities. On one hand she could’ve easily dodge the attack despite its incredible speeds. On the other hand it would’ve left Kin getting caught with the blast radius. So the choice was clear as Lady Nekoma decided to tank the attack. While Lady Nekoma ultimately came out of the attack with a few cuts and bruises she was mostly unscathed. Although her fighting gi was more or less torn by the highly pressurized attack. Meanwhile Kin saw this as an opportunity to finally invade the berserk Sakura’s mind through making contact. Before she would get the chance to fully tame the best after releasing her Genjutsu Sharingan, something unexpected begins to happen. The juggernaut incarnation of rage started to kneel down on the ground. Suddenly driven to clinch its head the berserk Sakura let out a ferocious roar as it screams in agony.
>>3778285The diamond symbol on its forehead started to morph, changing itself to the current circle dot that oddly resemble the symbol on the black of your clothing. Berserk Sakura continued to scream in pain as it felt itself being subjugated into obedience. It started to thrash its massive tail violently while clinching it’s head to the point of breaking the skin and forming blood. For some reason its will was being assimilated as it’s existence started to fade. Like with Anima you were taking back complete control by fully incorporating your berserker state into yourself and making yourself the dominant force. Of course since you already did hat, this was merely putting the beast back into its cage by returning it back inside of you. Letting out one final roar of defiance it soon find itself fading completely into you as you achieved complete sovereignty over yourself once again. Slowly opening your eyes you find yourself back in the outside world again. While you were still mutated by the Meiinfūinka you no longer felt the corrupting influence eroding your mind. The only thing that remained was the physical strain that this form put on you. This was a fine trade off since you didn’t expect to master it after neutralizing the primal urges and violent impulses that Anima carried. You could only mentally smile at this as you marveled over the changes. Still, you didn’t have enough time to be impressed with your new form as Lady Nekoma was picking herself up from the ground and getting ready to beat the ever loving shit out of you. >Calm Lady Nekoma down and fully explain the situation while keeping key details to yourself>Come out and apologize and fully tell the truth of your actions>Test your new capabilities now that your no longer in a berserk state by continuing the spar>Revert back to normal and fake passing out to recover>Other [write-in]
>>3778262Truthfully I was expecting you guys to put an end to the Anima subplot by rejecting the consciousness of Orochimaru and ultimately working with your comrades to purge it and remove the Meiinfūinka and/or Anima. Th knowledge of the medicine would've been made apparent to you through Kin rather than yourself but it seems transhumanism really is deeply rooted into you. And irony.
People really want to dragon ball z this quest for somereason it a little weird.
>>3778288>>Come out and apologize and fully tell the truth of your actions
The real question here is do we still look like we need to destroy Tokyo still?
>>Come out and apologize and fully tell the truth of your actions
>>3778301Personally i think Kyoto has it coming more than Tokyo but that's just me
>>3778288>Revert back to normal and fake passing out to recover
>>3778288>Revert back to normal and fake passing out to recoverWhen in doubt, puss out
>>3778778Eh why not, support
>>3778732>>3778778>>3778937Coming out of your vanity you begin to acknowledge the danger that was coming your way. Even with your gains it still pales in comparison to the experience that Lady Nekoma has. Not to mention you suffered far too much damage in this long bout with your sensei. Sure you could speed up your recovery and bring yourself back into prime fighting form. Deep down you know that Lady Nekoma wouldn’t give you the chance to achieve such a revival. And on the off chance it did happen it’ll only means that she’ll start using the Nijuushou series to overwhelm your body to the point it couldn’t easily recover. All the signs pointed that continuing to battle for any reason would be disastrous and unfavorable in the long run. You may have a deep fondness for battle and self-improvement. However, it didn’t hold a strong enough influence to make you throw away logic and act on these desires.With that in mind, you start to think the best course of action. Now one would think that telling the truth about what you did would be the most logical pathway to follow. And yet you strongly felt like that was inviting your own demise. Kin has a serious grudge against Orochimaru and for good reason. Even if you conquered the soul fragment after merging with it, there was still the possibility of you being influenced by Orochimaru. By all accounts Kin would most likely think that you were trying to save your skin and avoid your fate. As for Lady Nekoma, you got the feeling that if the worst case scenario happened she would kill you out of necessity of saving your soul. She wouldn’t immediately jump to that case but keeping on constant guard with Lady Nekoma was the last thing you wanted.As you run through all the possible methods to escape your predicament several ideas come to mind. Most of them weren’t exactly very morally correct despite the irrefutable logic they carry. That said, you went through several of these ideas to think the most likely move that Sakura would normally make. Just a single idea came to mind. Through your full control of your body you suddenly go limp just moments before Lady Nekoma arrived. Quickly dropping to the ground you begin to undo the Meiinfūinka. Faking being too tired to move and achieving unconsciousness was a brilliant move. It gave your body the chance to naturally recover from all the strain and accumulated physical trauma you underwent while trying to get absolute sovereignty over Anima and all of its forms. More importantly, you can continue playing the fool and hide what truly happened in your mind.
>>3779211Of course you made sure not to deactivate Meiinfūinka too quick as you wanted to avoid suspicion with your companions. In mere moments the spikes begin to crack and peel themselves off from your body, exposing your fare scarlet red skin. Following by your massive tail receding into your body with your claws and horns soon doing the same. The skin pigment returning back to your natural slightly tanned skin with your hair decreasing its volume and reverting back to its wavy silk-like properties.Although your eyes were closed the sclera now gave off the natural white hue. Even your body’s mass begin to compact onto itself to return back to your previous appearance. Without anyone being aware of what just happened, you fully returned back to your normal form. Left with great confusion both Kin and Lady Nekoma briefly conversed with one another before Lady Nekoma picks you up. Resorting to a piggyback you were slowly placed against your sensei to carry your supposedly unconscious body. Quickly she moved you back into the tent in order to let you recover in peace. At least not before making sure to keep you from rampaging once again. With your seismic sensing and air current sensing you could perceive the action of Lady Nekoma making a single hand seal. Kōjō (Golden Rope) From out of nowhere you started to feel a series of golden ropes coiling around your body.From your shoulders to your ankles there was golden ropes tightly wrapping around your body. For extra insurance Lady Nekoma slapped a talisman seal on your mouth. Considering what you can do with just your mouth she has every right in cutting off every action.Once safely secure Lady Nekoma left you alone to stew over the current situation. In retrospect they had every right to put up a contingency plan against your berserk state. Especially when Lady Nekoma knows the symptoms that correlated to the tragedy of the Tenbin Clan. You couldn’t fault her for that. Still, this was the last thing you considered for a preemptive method when coming up the plan of playing possum. At least nobody was going to disrupt you as you recover. >Try to break out of your bindings>Focus on recovery and digest your knowledge>"Wake up" and try to get your sensei to untie you>Experiment [write-in what you want to tinker with]>Other [write-in]
>>3779220>Focus on recovery and digest your knowledge
>>3779220>>Focus on recovery and digest your knowledge
>>3779412>>3779915All that Nature energy abuse and medicine ended up mutating your cells to Hashirama status though weaker in comparison. https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-Hashirama-CellNormally you’d most likely would’ve sprung back to life and tried vigorously to break through your rope bindings. This wasn’t the first time you find yourself restricted and in bondage. Heck, the first time was through manipulating your hair and losing concentration at Inari’s house due to Naruto not knowing how to knock. You were really fuming with anger during that day. Unlike that nostalgic moment you were calm and composed.Almost to an unsettling degree you merely kept your wits about you and think about your predicament in a logical manner. Currently you were wrapped in several feet in thickly dense golden rope and your mouth was sealed in a special talisman. Even your hair was tied up in a special braid made with the same properties as the rope. It comes to no surprise just how thorough your sensei was in restraining you and closing off all possible actions.Judging from those golden ropes it operated similar to the Konoha finger trap device. The more you fought against the ropes the tighter they became. Unlike a regular finger trap the ropes were far more durable given their immense density and volume. In your current condition, there was no way you could break out of these bindings. Heck you argue if you could even do it in your physical prime. If brute force wouldn’t do the job then using your big brain was the next option. In the few moments sitting perfectly still you begin to consider the possibility of the rope escape jutsu. As Miss Fundamentals there was no doubt that your higher mastery of the technique would fair a better chance at busting through these bindings. Of course you also thought about the possibility that the Golden ropes could have anti-jutsu property or even be able to absorb your chakra and disrupt your control.Ultimately you decide to use this chance to focus on recovery. It was an understatement to how sore your body became during your long rampage in Meiinfūinka. Combined with an assortment of physical trauma and strain you underwent from the experience it was best to not do anything that would alert suspicion. That said, you found it relatively boring pretending to be unconscious. Although this gave you the perfect chance to practice and further hone your other senses especially your sense of touch through seismic sensing and air current sensing. It didn’t change the fact you mostly waited on the outside in complete solitude governing your body’s natural recovery. Not that you could really complain given your situation. Therefore, you merely sucked it up and tried to be more productive in micromanaging your time until full recovery.
>>3779994https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/power-of-the-white-snake/ Using the chakra absorption properties your cells gave you you begin to draw in extra chakra from the ground below. Making sure to do it subtly you called forth Anima to filter the raw nature energy into something more manageable to help improve your reinforcements and recovery. Meditation to better control your emotion and focus. Abusing the biofeedback to strengthen and remodel your body further. In the meantime you started to uncover the secrets that your merger with Orochimaru’s consciousness gave. It comes off as no surprise the first thing you uncover was the link between the original Orochimaru and yourself. Branding people with his juinjutsu gave him a window to observe events around the victim through his anchored consciousness. Despite Anima being purified into a fuinjutsu Orochimaru’s consciousness remained and with the medicine intake it might as well be his juinjutsu. Of course this ultimately worked in your favor as you could observe what is happening to Orochimaru personally.As you expected the Dead Demon Consuming Seal was doing unfatherm amounts of torment upon Orochimaru. Not only could he not use any jutsu relating to the use of his arms but his actual arms were starting to rot and decay. Lord Hiruzen might not have ensured an instant death with Orochimaru but he effectively sealed his fate with this jutsu. For the time being he was reduced to being inactive while his men worked diligently through regions unknown to try and restore him. Luckily you didn’t suffer any of the original’s effects given that while connected to his consciousness it didn’t branded you with the same curse. Still, you acknowledge that you are more or less a backup copy of the original if he were too kick the bucket. Pushing that aside you merely continued to digest the knowledge.Easier said than done considering there were decades among decades of knowledge and memories buried inside your mind. So much in fact you needed to essentially make a third space like how the second mind that govern Inner Sakura for all these knowledge. It was going to take a long time before you decode every tidbit of information but given the secrets buried within the mind more than made this a worthy investment. For instance you realize that Orochimaru has looked into the scroll of sealing during his time in Konoha before his banishment. It was how was able to learn famous if not questionable techniques such as the Rashōmon and most importantly the Edo Tensei. By proxy you felt the remaining memory of your own scroll of sealing come to fruition as you discovered the remaining techniques sealed inside.You found it funny in a twisted sort of sense just how alike you was to Orochimaru. Minus the whole lack of moralities and inhumane activities. Although you understand the logical reasoning for his actions. It didn't change your strong desire to kill him.
>>3779996You weren't sure if Orochimaru's consciousness was influencing you or the other way around in this merger. You were noticeably showing signs akin to Saigyo given your newfound intelligence and ruthlessness. The core foundation of your old personality remained but that sweet innocence was suppressed to the point of being non-existent. With everything you done and sacrificed so far you can no longer keep acting like a naive child. Deep down you knew this but your humanity prevented you from transitioning into a battle harden solider like Kin. Now you didn't have such weaknesses to hold your brilliant mind back as you continue to accumulate the knowledge inside. Unsurprising that most of the jutsu and skills required training to actually use. Theoretically you had the physical prowess, chakra control and insight to pull off what you now know. But it was all just simple hypothesis and further training would help make it become more natural. What you did uncover in your long recovery process in addition to the knowledge astounded you. Not only did your recovery abilities reached a substantial increase but it seems that you no longer required nourishment as your body became self-sufficient. That didn’t stop you from letting Kin feed you in your suppose unconscious state to keep up appearance. In addition, it seems that your body has further mutated and morphed itself further thanks to Anima. In the two week long recovery process you inherited a new power from the merger. From you understood it was called the Shirohebi no Chikara (Power of the White Snake), a series of bodily mutations in correlation to the blessing of the White Snake Sage. Through your mutation you were able to recreate these abilities as you transition further from being human and more like a genuine beast of abnormality. Though with your mutation and full control it shift into Niki no Chikara (Power of the Vermillion Earth Ogre) instead.Again this should be alarming to how unnatural you were becoming as a living weapon. Yet all you can think about just how efficient you were becoming and how you can make it more beneficial as you optimize yourself. All the concerns that normally plague your mind was a distant memory. When thinking about it you could only mentally laugh at the foolishness that your old self carried. It was so much better being like this. There was no alarming concern with your gains. You were still you deep down so there was nothing to worry about...right?>Train in secret to learn more about the forbidden knowledge and what Niki no Chikara can really do.>Focus on improving the basics/learning more elemental chakra natures with Lady Nekoma after convincing her that you're fine.>Try and request returning back home to experiment in solitude>Take it slow and continue to rest>Other [write-in]
>>3779999Alright put into the profile you know the last two techniques them being Excution by Kiss created by Mito in this timeline [Fuka still exists] and Tobirama's version of the Spirit Transformation Jutsu. To that one anon that wanted to deduce the secret to Hashirama's Hijutsu aka Wood Release, well you got orochimaru's knowledge who has been experimenting with his for decades so you can advisably try to recreate it now.
>>3779999>>Take it slow and continue to rest
>>3779999>Try and request returning back home to experiment in solitudeNekos will probably disown us if they find out what we're up to and I doubt most of our friends will be cool with it either. Better keep a lid on this for now until we better figure shit out.
>>3780008>>3780057Might as well do both. Writing in a moment.
Also before I forget I took the story liberty to have the Senju clan's lineage spread itself thin through the generations since the mutual partnerships and ultimately creation of the village. I wanted to keep the importance of the whole Will of Fire/carrying on the Senju will while acknowledging that unlike several clans like the Uchiha they chose to fully integrate themselves with the village if not the land of fire altogether and serve as the foundation for the people of today. I think by doing this it keeps what Kishimoto wanted to achieve with them while maintaining their importance to the story. Also it hints at the derivation subplot I been establishing ever since the first mentioning of the Otsutsuki clan. Like with the Senjus its mainly to foreshadow the clan while keeping the hints towards its connection to the God Tree and how countless Ninja unknowingly or knowing been trying to recreate it's capabilities like Hashirama with Wood release Mu with his Fission Technique/Orochimaru with his body shedding, etc. It also leads to explain certain abnormalities that come forth regardless if they're from a clan or not as the genetics can fundimently mutate and unlock what was normally repressed or long gone. Like Nagato's rinnegan [Ditching that Madara reveal as it just doesn't make any lick of sense even for naruto] , Hashirama being the only one with wood release, or how Mei fundamentally awaken two Kekkei Genkais.
>>3780123With your improved recovery rate most of the damage you accumulated. Even without conscious effort your body’s natural healing has restored itself at an alarming rate. This was most likely relating to one of the many boons gained from your merger with Orochimaru’s consciousness and months of ingesting the medicine. What should’ve left you bedridden for a month even with the Ninneko’s medicine ended up only taking about just two weeks. Arguably you could’ve pushed it to only one week through forcibly speeding up your recovery. But that usually came with negative repercussions relating towards your body’s health and life force. Regardless, you took it upon yourself to take it easy and remain bedridden for the remaining two weeks. Again you didn’t want to raise suspicion.In the meantime you continued to undergo your own training by further improving your natural senses and digesting the information gained. More and more you begin to get a well versed understanding of the five basic Nature Transformation and those relating to it as you break down the vast knowledge of ninjutsu that Orochimaru’s consciousness carried. Normally it only house the knowledge of how to do it as naturally you’d have to do the hard work yourself. However, after eating medicine drugs with the full intent of restoring of Orochimaru’s consciousness and chakra in addition to the benefits that Kabuto openly told you as Kabuku, you felt like you have an easier time pulling off the remaining chakra natures among the other benefits from directly housing Orochimaru’s chakra. By all accounts you shouldn’t be eating any more but the benefits and gains were far too valuable to ignore.Instead you use this time to subtly blend Orochimaru’s chakra with your own. From the medicine and the source sealed off by Inner Sakura during your last encounter with him in the forest of death you have a boundless amount of the resource to work with. In hindsight this was probably the main reason why your chakra quality and quantity shot up in volume and power. As well as several of Orochimaru’s gifts were able to be fully recreated. Hence you decided to take it one step further in the month of recovery by utilizing the knowledge of principles relating to Naruto’s eight trigram seal to naturally merge more of the chakra with your own reserves. Your current level of chakra control made it possible as you continued reaping the benefits of your newfound knowledge. By the time the month was over you were a completely different person.
>>3780275With your newfound clarity you converse with Kin and Lady Nekoma once she removed the talisman from your mouth. In a short exchange of words you promptly explained to your sensei about your experiences in your subconscious. While you didn’t flat out lie you still fabricated a convincing story using only half-truths. Revealing Orochimaru and your mergie would only cause unwanted concern and at worst cause the Ninnekos to disown you. Still, you managed to explain that the dark presence was no more. You even offered to have Kin check your psyche as the month of preparation gave you more than enough time to hide what has been taking place and reconstruct your mind to appear exactly like before. In spite of this Lady Nekoma remained skeptical but since she couldn’t prove anything sh would ultimately agree with your sudden request to return to Konoha. Kin on the other hand decided to spend some more time with Lady Nekoma. Apparently in the time you were pretending to be in a coma Lady Nekoma has been training your companion. It seems that she picked up quickly to the lessons that were instructed towards her. But as Lady Nekoma mentioned she has much to learn. Naturally you chose to be supportive of your friend and keep up the act that nothing is wrong. With a cheerful goodbye you were sent back to Konohagakure through the reverse summoning jutsu. Now alone you took the time to travel to the forest of death. It was the perfect location to train and experiment without anyone interrupting you. The last thing you wanted was your friend seeing what you have in store. They just wouldn’t come to understand reason and how much you were doing it for their sake. At least that’s what you told yourself upon arrival. >Continue to practice with Anima/Meiinfūinka>Test your new physical prowess and Niki no Chikara > Use your forbidden knowledge to try and recreate Wood Release> Practice the Jutsus you know from the scroll of sealing>Other [write-in]
>>3780277> Use your forbidden knowledge to try and recreate Wood Release> Practice the Jutsus you know from the scroll of sealingEither of these.
>>3780277>> Practice the Jutsus you know from the scroll of sealing
https://discord.gg/V9myPrf Despite my better judgment I ended up making a discord to keep in check since it's been 9 threads already. Still working out the kinks as it's been a long time since I made a server so bare with me.
>>3780302>>3780389Deep within the forest you find yourself oddly at peace with yourself. The place where everything began gave your consciousness peace of mind. For your body there was a tranquil sense coming from being surrounded with gigantic flora and fauna by the hordes. What was once a traumatic experience now was a relaxing training field that only stimulates your in mind, body and soul. That and the savage nature made it highly likely that no sane individual will come to disturb you. For added insurance you decided to traveled to these lands through a combination of the transparency escape jutsu and hiding in surface jutsu. You were someone who took solitude seriously when it comes to training. Especially considering what you have planned for today.On the first tasks of experimentation you take it upon yourself to finally use the remaining techniques found on the scroll of sealing. Shinra Banshou Doka (Assimilate All of Creation), Multiple Shadow Clone Jutsu, Yin Seal and Water Heaven Convergence were techniques that you already held extensive knowledge and diligent practice in reaching the current skill level you currently stand. Therefore you didn’t bother in applying them further for the time being. What you were interested in was the remaining three techniques in your arsenal. The Flying Thunder God, Execution by Kiss and Seitaihyō no Jutsu(Living Body Possession Jutsu). Starting off with the one you knew the longest you undertook to learning about the Flying Thunder God. It was a complex application of space time that operates on similar principles as the Summoning Jutsu. With this in mind you established a teleportation point on top of a large tree. Once the jutsu formula was established you let yourself fall off from the tree. Waiting for the moment you came inches from touching the ground did you invoke the jutsu. Briefly you find yourself transplanted into some sort of dimensional void surrounded by flashing light. You only had a couple of seconds to document this but your photographic memory burned the imagery to your mind as you disappeared.Finding yourself back at where you placed the jutsu formula you quickly marveled at the experience. In comparison to Renko it was noticeably faster. If Renko was traveling at the speed of lightning then Flying Thunder God would be light speed. But unlike Renko it wasn’t as flexible as it required establishing a target point. In addition it required more chakra in comparison but didn’t exactly have a cooldown as you tested how many times you can teleport in rapid session. Distance didn’t matter in the slightest as you came to realize through your tests. In the end both this jutsu and Renko held their strengths and weaknesses as you strongly believe using them in conjunction would allow you to surpass the previous incarnations of this jutsu as you continued to get it down to a science.
>>3780532Next on the list was the Execution by Kiss Jutsu. On paper it was a technique that you were rather accustomed to given your chakra absorption skills. In addition to be able to tell the properties and characteristics of one chakra through the senses it allows one to extract everything from the individual such as their chakra, techniques, intel, etc. As with a person’s body carrying the secrets and information of the individual, so too does one’s chakra. Of course for any gained to be permanent it seems that all of a person’s chakra needed to be extracted. Although unusual it is possible to leave a person in a comatose state instead of extracting every last ounce of chakra, even the minuscule amount the body naturally reserve by forcibly shutting down the body to stop the siphoning process. Otherwise either death by chakra extraction or the loss of a soul. Physical contact is needed but a kiss is usually the method for one to achieve the prerequisites while keeping some distance. One can argue if by subconsciously you were applying some form of it through your chakra absorption. Regardless, you took it upon yourself to practice the technique on the wildlife. The fauna and flora didn’t have any elemental chakra or any substantial gains to take upon but they still proved valuable in learning the inner workings to the jutsu. The very thought of extracting chakra compelled you to move towards refining the technique and improving on your overall efficiency. Thus you didn’t hold anything back at your animal attackers as you went as far to try extracting the entire soul from the body. Consuming souls was an experience you thought you would ever do. But for some reason it didn’t really bother you. Survival of the fittest alone was enough to justify your actions. Still, a few of the giant animals were clinging to life after the trauma you inflicted upon them. Still, it gave you enough resources for the final of the seven jutsus you learned from the scroll. Lastly of the three remaining jutsu was the Body Possession Jutsu. It was a jutsu that was capable of projecting the soul of oneself into another so long as the victim was still alive. It was a kinjutsu that freely controls the victim and take them over. Of course the process is only temporary as the soul would ultimately be rejected from the host’s body. Thinking about it this jutsu was operating on the same properties and wavelengths as Dan’s Spirit Transformation Jutsu and Orochimaru’s Living Corpse Reincarnation. Really both techniques were just copying Tobirama Senju who in turn paralleled with Mito Uzumaki’s Execution by Kiss. You begin to wonder if Mito has something to do with the dead demon consuming seal given her extensive tampering with souls like Tobirama who made the Edo Tensei. Thoughts for later as you resign yourself to continue with performing the jutsu.
>>3780600Through extensive practice you manage to expel your own soul out of your body. Again it was a rather odd experience to say the least as you puffed up your cheeks and eject out your own soul. Once your soul left your body you find yourself standing the ethereal state as a living ghost. Your physical body remained living but reached a comatose state to continue keeping you alive. Keeping that in mind you focused yourself directly into one of the drained animal’s bodies. Inside you begin to demonstrate sovereignty over the body as your soul easily overpowered the animal’s. Controlling someone else’s body wasn’t as easy as it sounds but through diligence you managed to do so as well as successfully keep it alive and healthy. Better yet upon leaving the body you briefly practice the utility gained in your ethereal state before returning to your body.The jutsu carried a lot of utility and advantages but with the key downside being that you require something to protect your body while in your ghostly state. That and there was the obvious fact you can only remain out of your body before it’ll become vital that you return to keep yourself alive. With that in mind, you start to think about the possibility of having Inner Sakura pilot your main body while you traveled as a ghost. Alternatively there was the idea of using just most of your soul for the jump and leaving enough to keep you alive. Your soul body may become weaker as a result but given it’s intangibility and untouchable state it was well worth the trade. But you didn’t reflect on it as you felt confident that over time you would master these jutsus and become a force to be reckoned with.>Continue to train on what you learned so far.>Devote time to use your knowledge to recreate Wood Release>Try your hand at Partial Meiinfūinka manifest ion>Tackle at learning another nature transformation [write-out which]>Other [write-in]
>>3780612>>Try your hand at Partial Meiinfūinka manifest ion
>>3779994>Years down the line, people will be implanting themselves with Sakura Cells and Hashirama Cells for power ups.
>>3780669After making enough progress with those jutsu from the scroll of sealing you decided to focus on the next objective. Once again you find yourself drawn to furthering your skills with Anima. Specifically getting Meiinfūinka under complete mastery. The increases you felt from Anima was substantial in comparison to its original state. You can only assume through the presence of Meiinfūinka and your body having a better grasp of the nature energy circulating your body through the transformation. While this still didn’t mean you hold any knowledge or talent in learning how to perform Senjutsu given that Anima consumes your chakra after isolating it to let the natural energy flow through you and amplify it accordingly. Your body was getting better at the process as the Yin Seal was no longer necessary to recreate any and all of the effects of Anima and by association Meiinfūinka. Unfortunately, it also symbolizes just how far you fallen into Anima’s wild embrace. In the two times you transformed into the Niki through Meiinfūinka your body changed drastically from the altered physiology. Both times you were in a state of uncontrollable rage, pushing you into berserker state that driven you into a wild frenzy. The primal urges and violent impulses dominated your instincts, causing destructive and loud outbursts of savagery. Even with your current state of mind you saw these wanton acts of destruction was problematic. At the same time you came to understand that each time you transformed bits of the Niki continuously lingered on your body. The mutated cells and enzyme coursing through your body from Meiinfūinka spread accordingly and gradually merged with your regular tissues and blood cells. The prolonged exposure you underwent for the both time you transformed into Niki was enough to convert thirty percent of your entire body thus reaching this heightened state of your natural physiology.You theorized that the transition mainly happened due to a series of events that primarily came from your actions. Merging with Orochimaru’s conscious and your berserker state was a prime example. Another key point lies with the medicine you been taking constantly though it was only a major influence. Even the near death state you underwent from Sasuke’s pseudo Chidori was a strong possibility as you abused Anima to enhance your natural healing abilities. But perhaps the biggest reason was the prologue exposure to nature energy and abundant amount of the special enzyme mixing with your body’s chemistry and slowly fusing to achieve this bestial state. Traits of this were shown during your battles in the chunin exams finals but it only truly came into fruition the moment you unlocked the Meiinfūinka and becoming permanent once you merged with Orochimaru.
>>3781593Even now your body was holding the memory and residue chakra from the experience as the Niki down to the cellular makeup. Each passing second your biology was deeply rooted with Anima much like your mind with Orochimaru’s consciousness. Making it easier for the blending of chakraa between the two. It was far less foul and ruthless compared to Orochimaru’s chakra but the sweet warmth of your chakra was fading for a more savage and wild tone, on it’s path to reach a state of brutality that’s no different than nature itself. Having tasted the power gained and storing it along with the knowledge obtained in that state, your body has been starting to replicate what you can do in the forms governed by Anima in base form at a much weaker variation. Most noticeably was around your powerful legs, having the muscles and bone tissues grown noticeably thicker and denser you felt the coursing power flowing through you concentrated at its furthest around the legs. Briefly experimenting on this you find yourself able to replicate the motions and fluidity that demonstrated in both Anima and to a greater extent in Meiinfūinka. As a result you were no different than being an ogre in human form. A realization that didn’t cause you to bat an eye. In fact you relished at the fact you were getting closer of fully utilizing this “Curse” Orochimaru tried to place upon you to serve both as a test subject and a tool to stimulate Sasuke and push him further into his clutches. Something that you were adamantly against despite willing to use this power to such extremes. Again, there was something poetic in benefiting in the gains given by Orochimaru and using anything related to him as an advantage to your ultimate objective. He was profiting over your efforts since the Waterfall village, heck some would argue during your trip during the Land of Snow. So if he was going to use you as a guinea pig then you were going to reap those benefits by any means necessary. That said you knew that it wouldn’t be a simple process. You went through hell in the months of trying to master Anima. Or at least completely get it under control. Meiinfūinka was a whole nother beast even without the corrupting influence and the eroding effect done to your psyche. The physical strain it puts upon your body was nothing to laugh at. Sure your physiology allowed you to tolerate and endure it far longer than the average ninja but even that has its limits. You thought of ways to help improve prolonging the transformation but for now you set your sights on maximizing Meiinfūinka in short bursts. Starting with partial transformation you spent a good chunk of the day trying to manifest Meiinfūinka but isolating it through parts of your body. You went for the one place you had the most practice manifesting without it exposing the rest of your body ...your tail.
>>3781610Focusing hard on the transformation you slowly called forth the appendage. Quickly it started to morph and twists itself into taking a more serpentine like shape while holding semblance of feline traits. This wouldn’t last long as it started to transition to a more dinosauric appearance. Now behind you was the massive scarlet tail found in your Meiinfūinka state. Currently standing at eight feet and weighing around over a hundred pounds of dense tissues & musculoskeletal density, this superheavy appendage rests itself against the ground. The tip alone was enough to make cracks against the surface area. You took a moment to be bewindled by this strange metamorphosis. But it wasn’t undesirable as you start to control the jurassic themed appendage like it was an extension of your body. Easier said than done given that it was more unruly than making a feline tail. Regardless, through repetition you get it under control.Afterwards you start to manifest different aspects of your Niki form on to your body. Forming appendages like the tail and spiked wings was far easier than mutating your body into the Meiinfūinka state. Not only did you have to isolate the mutation but keep the imbalance of chakra under control to prevent it from triggering a relapse. As you press through it you continued to mutate and reshape your body accordingly. Transforming your arms into the spiked bear arms, shifting your legs into those spiked tiger legs with the toes morphing from resembling monkey feet to dinosaur-like, to even making horns on your head. In your experiments you understand that your Meiinfūinka was highly malleable as it could reshape itself out of its new default dinosaur-like appearance to replicate and mimic any animalistic traits and characteristics through natural energy. Truly earning you the mantle “Queen of Beasts.” Naturally the partial transformation took a noticeable amount of you but as you hoped it wasn’t to the full strain of fully transforming into Meiinfūinka.As you continue to practice you notice the resident energy circulating from your arm was producing an electrical discharge. Perhaps due to the higher intake of iron in your blood through your previous experiments with Shinra Banshou and Kubikiribocho. However, what was truly surprising to catch your notice was the fact that residue of the discharge was...emitting pitch black energy. >Ignore it and focus on fully transforming into Meiinfūinka.>Revert your arm back to normal and focus on recreating Wood Release>Try to control the black energy and use it with Nature Transformation>Other [write-in]
>>3781629>Try to control the black energy and use it with Nature TransformationMake it ours. Like everything that gets done to us.
>Revert your arm back to normal and focus on recreating Wood Release
>>3781671Seeing this strange form of chakra started to resonate with you as it peaks your curiosity. Vaguely you think back to the Chunin Exams finals, more specifically the battle involving Sasuke and Dosu. Although he kept the secret to his transformation hidden to the outside world, he did expose the mutated appendages from the binding bandages. A serpentine-like golden eye with purple markings and undoing the bandage allowed him to freely morph his core responding arm into adopting more reptilian like attribute. What stumped you back then you recalled the method now as the power of the white snake. In hindsight the secret to why Dosu can use the Ultimate Form of the basic Nature Transformation should’ve been obvious to you. Especially now having experiencing Orochimaru’s chakra for yourself and undergoing the Meiinfūinka.Once again you held the mentality that anything Team Dosu can do you can pull it off as well. Mainly through your ingenious intellect and creative though in this case precisely because you carried the same components as Dosu on a much greater volume. So you begin cracking down on the necessary steps after recalling the event from memory down to the finest degree. Understanding the method to the madness gave weight to figuring out how to apply it. From your Nature Transformation lessons from Lord Hiruzen to Orochimaru’s own intellect, you begin to grasp precisely what you needed to in order to lay the framework to learning how to recreate the Ultimate Form. First thing first, you started to gather the exponent chakra coursing through your transformed right arm into a focus point. Next you circulated it and compressed it accordingly before finally utilizing it. Emitting from your arm arm was a small ball of blacken chakra. It swirled with the grace and fluidity of a raging storm. Even with the use of your transformed appendage it was noticeably harder actually manipulating the chakra than it was to merely manifest it. It was noticeably more powerful and denser than regular chakra. It was taking a lot of effort just getting it to remain in its ball like shape and keep from disbursing. If you were having trouble manipulating it like this then how would you fare manifesting it without transforming? Rather than rushing it you slowly build up on the experiences by returning to the basics. Applying the same training methods you did in the land of waves you find the process of manipulating the shape of the chakra becoming easier.
>>3782112Overtime you would get it down as you went from very simplistic shapes to more complex applications. Granted it was mainly tied to your transformed arm but baby steps. You didn’t want to put too much strain on yourself by fully transforming just to help speed up the process. Once you got the shape aspect down you finally went to applying Nature Transformation with the blackened chakra. Going for the most likely compatibility you started with your natural affinity aka Earth Release to combine with the black chakra. Once again you were met with a struggle as you needed to balance the ratio between the blackened chakra and the Earth Release chakra to merge them and produce the results you were looking for. Saf to say you weren’t taken back at it literally exploding in your face. Pulling yourself from the ground after tanking the explosion you simply recalled what you did wrong before trying again. Through relentless diligence you continue to refine your methods with uncharted territory. Each failure only brought you closer and closer to your ultimate objective. Through each attempt you gotten better at handling the two sources until finally you made a breakthrough. Pushing these two components together resulted in pushing your Earth Release to its highest form as the soil became pitch black. In your palm formed a black diamond clod, symbolizing the effort put into polishing the diamond in the rough as you achieved the next level of Earth Release. Of course you didn’t stop there as you begin to further the experiment.You found it easier to convert existing earth into the blackened form of itself than it was creating it from chakra. However, you continued to switch between the two forms after transforming your other arm into the Niki state. As you started to get the hang of it you begin to take into account just how much chakra needed to invoke this power and the finesse needed to control such primordial display of nature transformations. It was the closest you were ever getting to invoking the natural element’s true power without manipulating the chain of events to recreate a natural disaster abut on a smaller scale. That being said you continued to keep at it until you made it your own. As with your Shinra Banshou training net you, repetition in this form will help you ultimately learn how to do it without transforming. Provide it you use the amalgamation of yours and Orochimaru’s chakra.
>>3782114>>3782023Strangely you start to recall the actual names for the ultimate form of the basic nature transformation. For the blackened Fire Release it’s true name was known as Hinokagutsuchi (Added Tool Earth Lord of Fire) , the blackened Wind Release’s name was known as, as was Shinatsuhiko (Lord of Where the Wind Arises), Munetsuchi (Pond Without Heat), also called Anavatapta for the blackened Water Release, and Ōikazuchi (Divine Lightning) for the blackened Lightning Release. As for the element you are currently wielding it’s ultimate state, it was called Iwakura (Dwelling Place of the Lords).you weren’t sure how you knew of this tidbit of important information but chalked it up to apart of the knowledge you gained from Orochimaru’s conscious. Either way, you are done for the time being with taming your affinity in its purest state. Satisfied by the result you begin to revert your arms back to normal and start to think back to something that alluded your mentor Lord Hiruzen for the longest time. Unlike Orochimaru he tried to recreate the famous wood release naturally. Even if by off chance it was a Kekkei Genkai, the advanced nature transformation variants were possible to be taught if ome has both the affinity and talent to balance the ratios of chakra needed to pull it off. As he told you the passing down of the land of Stone's famous Kekkei Tokka the Dust Release. So you knew the process was possible. And yet nobody came close to inheriting or naturally recreating the method.Thinking hard on this you started to dive down to possibly using Orochimaru's extensive study on wood release to help figure it out. As you did this instinctively you placed your right hand against a tree. With the remnant of your Meiinfūinka combined with your body absorbing the natural treatments you were expose to in order to combat the excessive abuse of Anima, and the medicine you gained from Kabuto your body currently carries unnaturally powerful and massive physical energy and vitality. Essentially boosting your yang chakra to a whole new level than it would be naturally. As a result the tree you were touching underwent a strange metamorphosis.The tree started to grow expediently to the point that the dead branches begin to bloom life once again. Flowers begin to span on the tree as it undergoes a change that reinvigorates the flora and pushing it to it's prime. Before the transition was over you manage to catch notice of this miracle taking place.Looking at the tree before directly to your hand it all starts to make sense to you. The missing element that made countless others fail to learn the First Hokage's secret art was now staring you right in the face. In addition to balancing the earth and water chakra natures one needed a third nature to complete the transformation otherwise at best they would get Mud Release. ...They need extensive amount of Yang Chakra.
>>3782145>Put your hypothesis to the test and try to use wood Release>Keep the knowledge to yourself and focus on something else [write-in what]>Call it for a day and return to camp>Continue to train on what you learned so far>Other[write-in]
>>3782151Truthfully I had a number of different ways of you discovering this secret with the most likely method of pulling it off being Inner Sakura. But considering how much you essentially demonized Sakura into a red oni/orge with the Anima storyline. I felt like this was a natural conclusion to the discovery and giving a bone for essentially mutating yourself on your way to being the next Hashirama. Good job you abomination against nature. Ps: I'm changing the name Slime style into Flow Release (Ryūton) since it honestly fits better in the long run with the other Advance form of the 5 basic Nature Transformation (Blaze Release, Typhoon Release, Light Release and Steel Release)
>>3782151>Put your hypothesis to the test and try to use wood ReleaseDo we have enough of Orochimarus consciousness to learn his seal fuckery?
>>3782151>>Put your hypothesis to the test and try to use wood Release
>>3782589Theoretically but it's buried deep in the subconsciousness.
>>3782589>>3783298Intrigued by this discovery the gears inside your head began to twist and turn at this possibility. On one hand it's preposterous to think that you just stumble onto the secret to which that nobody else, including the Professor himself couldn’t solve. More likely you believed that Hiruzen merely didn’t possessed the necessary components to truly recreate the legendary art that was once thought as a Hijutsu must have been a Kekkei Genkai given its rarity and uniqueness. Sure he can use all five basic nature transformations and took them to their highest degree and knew Yin and Yang Release much like yourself, heck he's the one who taught it to you in your youth. But it’s clear to you that Shinra Banshou Doka was made to rectify this insufficiency. Something that in his old age could no longer perform.You on the other hand only stumbled onto the requirements mainly due to your sacrifices which led to your current state. Ironically by becoming closer to that of a beast that resulted in becoming closer to nature and by proxy closer to Hashirama Senju, one of the few ninjas of konoha who managed to achieve sage mode. In hindsight if Orochimaru wasn’t obsessed with getting the perfect body through Sasuke then chances are you would’ve been a perfect candidate. Either way it was merely just a hypothesis. Yet it was one worth taking a gamble one. Upon committing yourself to breaking the code you start to recite the information from a dark source. Orochimaru who experimented relentlessly on the subject and uncover the first Hokage’s archives among many other secrets including the scroll of sealing during his pilgrimage of the Hokage library knew how to perform the lost art. Again you come to realize the benefit with merging your consciousness with a madman. Yet for some reason you felt like you lost something important through the merger. Unfortunately you thought of it as mere nonsense upon reaching what you were looking for. With the knowledge burned into your mind you briefly find yourself laughing at the realization. Of course the key hand seal would be the snake’s Amused by this you quickly gathered the chakra from your body while making the necessary hand seals. This was at a much greater level of difficulty than you were used to doing so you used both hands for the act. One hand to carry the attribute of Water Release with the other hand carrying the Earth Release attribute. Seemingly you managed to pull off the feat as they circulate in your palms.
>>3783665Essentially you were applying the practice of simultaneous using multiple elements together as a form of fusion jutsu. It was something that Lord Hiruzen demonstrated during the month of training. Of course through Orochimaru’s memories you know that Orochimaru taught Kin the method in order to test her Sharingan skills as her Chakra Nature was Fire, Lightning and Wind with Fire being her natural affinity. Unlike Sasuke who’s affinity was lightning despite coming from a clan whose ties are strongly related to that of fire. It begs the question who was really the real uchiha. Regardless, you try to invoke the power of your physical energy into the combination. Clapping both hands together you try and blend all three components together. Fusing the three together resulted in you making a small sprout to form.Shocked by this you felt an immense sense of exhilaration and pride in actually pulling off the feat. As a result you find yourself momentarily losing control of the combination of elements. Influenced by the imbalance of chakra you saw the sprout forming on the ground spiral out of control as it transforms into a rampaging wild tree. Quickly you undid the seal and called off the jutsu as the berserk plant stopped its relentless frenzy. It came close to fully ensuring you in its wooding bindings as deja vu starts to run your mind. This was no different than your hair manipulation just on a much grander scale. Pulling yourself back you dropped to the ground to catch your breath and reflect upon this blunder. In essence this was no different than the Scorch Release training you did with Naruto and Sasuke. Unfortunately you were balancing three components all on your own rather than redirecting the roles to who was the most suited.“...I shouldn’t be surprised. Balancing essentially three natures together to create life isn’t an easy thing to pull off.” You muttered, looking back at your hand as traces of sprouts were growing from your hand. Wood Release really was a complicated and dangerous art. In spite of this you started to make a wide smile, pupils slitting as you appeared more snake like. “Nothing ventured nothing gained.” After recovering from that blunder you pushed yourself back at it. Recalling the process and using the lessons that helped you reach this point for Nature Transformation and Chakra Control you continued to invoke Wood Release. Again you were making small but steady process as you kept at getting the right ratios down and keeping the newly manifested life under control. Through countless diligence you were gradually getting the hang of the secret art. Although the process was far slower than you would like. For now you practiced on the existing plant life before even considering using your own cellular makeup to produce wooden constructs or morph your body into that of living flora.
>>3783715The process of manifesting Wood Release was noticeably easier when using Shinra Banshou to merge with Nature or invoking at least partial Meiinfūinka into the Niki much like when it came to invoking Iwakura. You chalked it up to the excessive physical energy you exerted during that form in addition to the powerful chakra. Most of that excess had faded away as you weren’t resonating both that and the powerful chakra found in your ogre state. Therefore all you had to rely on was your current output which in comparison was far weaker. Now that’s not to say your feats in performing the art wasn’t worth praising. But they were a far outcry to what you recalled Tenzo pulling off much less Hashirama. If you were going to perform the art in base form at full power then you are going to need even more physical energy. Drawing more of your physical energy into the equation brought forth better progress in your attempts to recreate and learn wood release. Simple plant life and wooden constructs were the best that you could currently achieved. On one hand that was impressive to say the least but you wanted more. It wasn’t enough that you proved your hypothesis to be correct. Like everything that was forced upon you you wanted to make this apart of you. To fully tame and mastered the art in order to truly call it your own. Just a little more and you feel like you would be able to properly get a handle on Wood Release. As you pushed yourself further you were starting to draw chakra from Orochimaru through the storage in your body. >Stop yourself from continuing and rest back at camp>Keep going and draw more chakra to help improve your skills with Wood Release>Throw caution to the wind and fully transform into the Niki (Ogre) o truly make wood release your own>Postpone from going further and work on something else [write-out what you want to improve/learn]>Other [write-in]
>>3783719>Stop yourself from continuing and rest back at campLet’s slow down a bit
>>3783719>>>Stop yourself from continuing and rest back at camp
>>3783761>>3783772At first you were feeling a strong desire to continue training. To unlock the secrets to wood release before ultimately making it apart of your arsenal much like several of your other arts. And who can blame you? You were getting closer and already making some good progress. So why would you stop now? Acting upon your desires the magenta chakra started to flare up as it continues to rise up to the surface. Your facial appearance started to change as it started to resemble the merged state between you and Orochimaru rather than resuming to appear as Sakura Haruno. Before your body would change any further you soon caught notice of the sudden surge of chakra currently overflowing you.You weren’t how it happened but somehow some of Orochimaru chakra, the majority of the amount that wasn’t fully blended into your own was currently leaking out from your body. Raising the quality and power by a large margin.Taking a deep breath you focused on regaining your sense of balance and temper your growing excitement. Slowly Orochimaru’s chakra started to recede back into the very depths of your body where it belongs. Reverting your eyes from the snake like appearance back to their normal jade green shade.The only difference was the fact that your pupil were still slit like that of a reptile.Not that you were able to notice. For now you felt yourself resuming to have a stable state of mind and that’s enough. To conserve on your remaining stamina you merely decided to walk back to camp. Although you traveled far into the forest it would only take thirty minutes at your normal speed to make it to your destination. Arriving back at camp you took it upon yourself to activate the seals you placed upon the area. While you could just rely on Inner Sakura to take watch you weren’t sure about the idea. For some reason you haven’t really been able to get into contact with your other self. You weren;t really sure why considering that there wasn’t anything wrong with you currently. At least, that’s what you told yourself after merging with Orochimaru’s consciousness. Be that as it may these concern didn’t really resonate with you. Even if you currently lost connection to your other half the improvement and benefits you gained from this merger far outweigh any possible downsides. With that in mind you spent the remaining time recovering and using the giant animals you killed for food. Ruthless or not you still held a semblance of mercy and it would be wasteful to not use their corpses for food. After that you went to sleep.>What do you do for the remainder of your time in the forest?>Focus on Wood Release and improving fusion jutsu with Earth and Water Release>Improve on Anima/Meiinfūinka and by proxy Iwakura aka Black Earth Release>Continue improving the scroll of sealing jutsus you know>Learn something from Orochimaru’s arsenal [write-in what you want to learn]>Other [write-in]
>>3783915>>Continue improving the scroll of sealing jutsus you know
>>3783915>Continue improving the scroll of sealing jutsus you know
>>3783932>>3784051During your long stay in the forest of death you mainly spent your time focusing primarily on practicing the scroll of Sealing Jutsus you vividly remember. While on your end there was only the seven jutsus you learned through glancing at the scroll, Orochimaru’s information carried the entire archives of the Hokage Resident in addition to the full S list of jutsu that the scroll of Seals carries. Instinctively you must have recalled enough of the knowledge to help solve the mystery of Wood Release without overloading your mind. With all the information now buried in your subconscious it’s only natural you find some setbacks even after purposely isolating it in another mind. There was just too much to digest all at once so you were keeping it sealed until you needed a specific info. Kind of like your own form of the third eye. Choosing that it was best to not be greedy you were content with improving your skills with the remaining jutsu. Well that and using the Rashomon Jutsu, a technique that allowed you to summon what appears to be a humongous gate with a demonic face. It can be dubbed as an ultimate defense as it was one of the legacies of Hashirama Senju and Mito Uzumaki. Tenten could probably utilize it alongside the Flying Thunder God just as well if not better than you currently mustering given her affinity for space-time ninjutsu. Concerns for later as you kept yourself adamant on learning all the inner secrets before deciding whether or not if it would be in your best interest to share your new bountiful knowledge and insight with your friends. Some jutsu like the Multi-Shadow Clone and Watery Heaven’s Convergence were far easier to improve and master them accordingly. Part of it was through past observation with the jinchuuriki Naruto, Gaara and even Fu. However, other techniques such as the Flying Thunder God, Execution by Kiss and Living Body Possession were far more complex despite not being as versatile as the easier jutsus. Not to mention that you were often left in a problematic roadblock as some of the jutsu worked best on humanoid targets. So you were left to hypothesis and run mental simulations and/or use the wildlife to make up for the lack of test subjects. Shadow clones were an option but you decided conserving your chakra was far more important as avoiding adding additional mental strain.
>>3784420What would’ve been detriment and bring down the confidence of a person only excited you. Even without your current state of mind you were someone who like racking your brain trying to solve the mystery and formula of any form of mental challenge. Turning it into a game of wit made things like studying and ninja training more fun till you started to look at every in a similar light. Therefore through stubborn diligence and flexible ingenuity you gradually took the necessary steps towards getting better with the jutsu. Although your methods were a little unorthodox, especially when it came to using the soul related aspects of the jutsus you know. You couldn’t deny how effective it was towards achieving your goal. Though, the old you would’ve certainly be more considerate of the moral ambiguity of using animals as test subjects. Regardless, if they were the ones who attacked you or not. Either way, your hardwork and natural talents further influenced by your newfound state of mind led to you performing each of the jutsu at remarkable efficiency. While not at the same level at the ones who created and mastered the jutsus you find yourself at a level where you could feasibly pull them off with little trouble. This was very acceptable for you considering the amount of time it would’ve taken the average person to pull off. In the meantime you thought about the next course of action that would be best for you. You made some serious progress but there was always the possibility of furthering yourself even more.>Focus on Wood Release and improving fusion jutsu with Earth and Water Release>Continue to develop Iwakura aka Black Earth Release through partial transformation>Improve on Anima/Meiinfūinka and by proxy Niki no Chikara>Test the Sword of the Thunder God>See if you can summon Orochimaru’s snakes>Learn something from Orochimaru’s arsenal [write-in what you want to learn]>Call it quits for now and return home>Other [write-in]
>>3784444>Learn something from Orochimaru’s arsenal [write-in what you want to learn]His seal business and potentially how to remove them. It would be hilarious to dead stop his minions when they try to transform.
Going to wait until 4chan fixes itself cause right now it's ridiculous trying to post under these conditions.
>>3784554>>3784782Next on the agenda you start to think about the current issue at hand. The Curse Seals. The fact that Kin told you that there was a division solely focused on creating individuals who are capable of withstanding the Juinjutsu and harnessing its full power. Just the prototype with Mizuki proved to be quite the challenge for your team as they only won through teamwork and their own special abilities. But that was just the prototype as Orochimaru has long since refined a perfect version through his assortment of data, some of which came directly from you. To think that your own experiences and tinkering would ultimately helped the mad scientist perfect his long time objective. Therefore, you took it upon yourself to learn the secrets to the curse seal in order to counteract it. For what seem like hours if not a few days you took a meditative stance to help boost your mental fortitude as you surf through Orochimaru’s consciousness. Eventually you begin to find information relating to the Curse Seal. Roughly on your own knowledge you knew that the curse seal was a byproduct based on the curse that the Great White Snake Sage placed upon the Tebin Clan. It even carried the special enzyme that the Tebin Clan can produce that allowed one to absorb chakra and the source that makes it especially that of nature energy passively and what kept them from suffering the worst effects of applying nature energy with one’s own chakra to make Senjutsu Chakra. Reading it through Orochimaru’s consciousness you knew this to be a key factor in creating the juinjutsu. Each one of the juinjutsu carried the three components. The Tebin Clan’s special enzyme, Orochimaru’s Senjutsu chakra and a fragment of his consciousness. Blending these three together creates the powerful juinjutsu as you came to experience personally through unorthodox methods. Understanding how it works wasn’t troubling especially given how your body remembered the ordeal and seeing it first hand from Sasuke. Apparently there were two stages to the Juinjutsu, the first being the markings appearing on the skin’s surface and empowering the chosen one with the temporary boost. In reality it exposes them more to Orochimaru’s consciousness, slowly eroding their mind as the curse seal improves significantly over time through their mastery. Once reaching that state it’ll evolve to Stage Two where the true power of the curse seal is revealed with Orochimaru’s consciousness which has fully invaded the mind and body corrupt them to the state of forever enslaving them to Orochimaru’s will.
>>3784988A process you nearly avoided through fusing with his consciousness. There was a lot to take into account just what kind of affect such a merger would have on you . However, when compared to the possibility of either becoming a mindless beast driven by violent impulses or forever be a servant to Orochimaru now that the medicine has reawakened his consciousness and invigorated his chakra in addition to the supposed benefits you received. Although one would wonder if merging with him really was the right thing to do. Sure the knowledge he carried along with the countless other benefits more than made up for any potential downsides you can imagine. But everything comes with a price and this was no different. The real question was...can you pay it when the time comes? And is it truly worth it? Either way, your studies over the knowledge vividly gave you a sound understanding of the process and mechanics with the Curse Seal. Now Luckily the Evil Sealing method as seen with Anko and Sasuke has suppressed the progression of the seal and kept it in stasis. So at the moment they weren’t in any real danger unlike with the regular bearers of the curse mark. What has your mind brewing up a storm was the method of how to remove and distribute curse marks. Theoretically thanks to your mutated biology and knowing both Mito and Tobirama’s soul manipulation jutsu it was possible to do both things.. Granted to actually remove the curse seal requires purging of the consciousness residing in the curse mark which makes it unique to other Juinjutsu and the primary reason that many had failed to properly remove it. As for implanting it you could either do the Orochimaru way and convert his chakra to your own and followed the same method. Or you could apply a similar method to how the Great Snake Sage done it by enfusing nature energy mixed with the special enzyme to alter the opposing target’s body and infused their genetics with the key components that triggers the transformation. Again this was only possible due to happenstance towards stumbling into the right tools to pull it off. Before you had any chance of celebrating you would find your scantum invaded by three intruders. Standing on a large tree in the night sky you would see three cloaked individuals. Each of their faces was obscured by what you can only make out as an animal mask. A woman with long raven hair and a fox’s mask, another female who held short brunette hair and was wearing a tiger’s mask as they stood side by side to the third member. It was a large man with spiky black hair wearing a bear mask and holding what appears to be a large zanbato (Horse Cleaving Sword). Judging from his appearance you can assume that he’s the man in charge. Each one of them look like a member of Konoha’s Anbu Black Ops. But it still didn’t put you at ease.
>>3785015“Stay where you are and don’t be alarmed. We’re not here to harm you. We just want to have a conversation.” Said the bear masked individual, keeping himself reserved and collected as he looks down at you. “And escort you to our leader if you choose to want to know why we have been tasked to find you Sakura Haruno.” Said the Fox masked individual, showing a stoic tone in comparison to her stern and straightforward companion. “Personally I recommend you agreeing to conversing and coming along with us to meet our boss. It’ll be beneficial for us all and save us the trouble of having to deal with any inconveniences.” Although the tiger masked individual didn’t outright say it in her playful banter, you strongly feel that saying no wasn’t an option.>Agree to follow them and talk with their leader.>Converse with the Anbu and ask some questions [write-in what you want to know]>Politely decline meeting with them and escaping >Prepare yourself for a fight while provoking them>Other [write-in]
>>3785017Slight mistake on the description for these three.
>>3785017>>>Agree to follow them and talk with their leader.
>>3785017>Agree to follow them and talk with their leaderOh boy we're getting "recruited" by Root.
>>3785031>>3785051You were mildly taken off guard by the sudden appearance of the Anbu. Currently you weren’t breaking any rules as you gotten permission to use the Forest of Death as training grounds. Even if Lord Hiruzen was dead the documents were still valid, so there must be some other reason why they were here. Thinking about this rationally you begin to weigh your options. On one hand you could try and use Renko to disappear once you activate Shinsei Mahachisu. Flying Thunder God was an option but you didn’t want to openly show that you know such a famous jutsu. But merely running away wouldn’t do any favors to your image and make you look suspicious. And if that wasn’t an option then fighting them definitely wasn’t an option. These were highly trained anbu who at least had to be around the jounin level. Even with your skills, your best bet would’ve result you in using one of your powered up forms, specifically Anima to have any ounce of a chance. Now if it was one of your more hotheaded friends they would’ve stumble into a fight given their impulsive nature. Rather than do something so unbelivably stupid you convince yourself to the only logical choice currently avaliable to you. “Well I didn’t need any help picking the best course of option. After all we’re all working on the same team. So I don’t see any problems with being escorted to meet with your leader.” You smiled, flicking your hair back as you stared at the Anbu. “Just let me grab my things first.”The three Anbu members looked at one another for a bit as they silently nod at one another. You took at them approving at your request. Why wouldn’t they since you were willing to accept theirs and go meet with their leader. Deep down you knew that someday you were going to get scouted by the Anbu thanks to Yugao informing you of the Anbu process. Heck, their leader could be Yugao herself. But if that was the case then it would be more likely she would’ve came to you personality. She was still your teacher after all. Therefore, someone else must be pulling the strings. After gathering your belongs you followed the three cloaked Anbu through the forest of death and into a secret location. Naturally you were told to wear a blindfold once you left the forest of death. A futile gesture considering your other senses but you went along with the request. You were going to comply with all of their requests without any fuss. For that you were rewarded with no hostility as you made your way towards their base. Only when you were in the building you were redirected to a special room. Arriving you felt the other anbu members leaving you be as it was just now between you and a tall man holding on to what appears a cane.
>>3785229“Take off the blindfold my child. There’s no need for it anymore.” Said a mysterious individual, giving off an eldery tone but ushering a strong presence of authority and strength. Doing as he asked you slowly took off your blindfold to directly look at the man. There he stood, one who was nicknamed the Shadow of Shinobi, and the grandfather to Ami. Danzo Shimura. Briefly the two of you exchange pleasantries before he continued with business. “I can only assume that you have some questions in relating to being brought here and why the secrecy. I can assure you that it's simply to protect our headquarters. While we may have an interest in you for the longest time, we still need to be cautious. Judging from the look in your eye it’s almost as if you were expecting this meeting. Am I wrong?” Danzo asked, his half-closed eyes monitoring your every move. You needed to play this cool as you no longer had Lord Hiruzen’s protection anymore. “Yes sir. Yugao already told me that from the moment we start from the academy we are potentially scouted out by the Anbu based on our overall performance . And since I’m among the top four and made it to the finals of the chunin exams, I was already preparing myself for the possibility. It doesn’t help the fact we just came out of an invasion.” You replied, showing respect regardless of personal feelings towards the man. “Very perspective. Just exactly what I expected from a Chunin exam finalist. I’ll get right down to the point. Sakrua Haruno, how would you like to join the Anbu, and by proxy the specialized division the Root.” Danzo said. >Ask him why is he interested in you>Accept his offer and use this to benefit yourself one way or another>Politely turn Danzo down for now>Request time to think about it>Other [write-in]
>>3785254do we get the seal on our tongue if we agree?
>>3785273Yes but all it really does is keep you from leaking any information about danzo or root. Out of all the curse seal that you could get planted with, it's the least restricting/harmful.
>>3785254>>Request time to think about it
>>3785254>Accept his offer and use this to benefit yourself one way or another
>>3785254>Politely turn Danzo down for nowThis would get in the way of our experimenting. Also Anbu are actually a threat? We're crazy strong, know ridiculous jutsu, and have chakra reserves comparable to Uzimakis. How are they remotely a threat? How is practically anyone not a member of our freak generation or a literal living legend a threat?
>>3785359You're going by expectations, given they're suppose to be the elite not by actual results like how canon Anbu members are more or less the jobbers/storm troopers of Naruto.
>>3785303>>3785314Albeit you were preparing for this possibility having it now planted upon you was a completely different experience. Your first instinct was to turn it down out of the blue. Mostly out of wanting to keep to your experimentation and breakthrough. However, as you think about it more possibilities started to appear in front of you. Sure you hold Orochimaru’s consciousness to fall back on for information but how far can you really go with just that? Having a vast archive and an actual master to teach you their vast knowledge were two completely different spectrum. Even if you use Shadow Clones there was only so much you can do in such a short time through self-teaching. And the stuff you learned from your current mentors and teachers while helpful clearly holds it’s limits. Not to mention with the current state of the village they wouldn’t have the free time to teach you the way they have in the past. Following that logic it was a no brainier that taking Danzo on his offer was strangely the best course of action for you. Joining the Anbu and Root grants you training most could only dream of receiving. Not to mention protection, connections and personal experience to better yourself. Your dream aside there was the fact that you came to understand that are some problems in the ninja system. So what better way to learn more about it then to rise up in the rankings and improve your social status. Again you didn’t have Lord Hiruzen to fall back on protecting your friends especially with threats like Orochimaru. So you are going to need every little advantage you can obtain. That being said, you were going to use Danzo for everything that he is worth just like how you expected him to use you.“It would be an honor to be apart of such an organization.” You kneel down to bow to Danzo. He didn’t show his emotions but you got the feeling that he was smiling at your rationality despite being a student of Lord Hiruzen.“Excellent. I’ll look forward to working with you. But first things first. In order to truly incorporate you into Roots I need to implant you with the Cursed Tongue Eradication Seal. Now I can assume you realize that working in the Anbu requires one to be willing to do whatever it takes to protect the information and possible secrets relating to your position. Anbu members are especially at danger given their higher connection to such information. As a result each of the Anbu leaders have their own means of handling it. While mine may be a little questionable has certainly cemented results.” Danzo explained, taking it upon himself to set his cane down before getting ready. Naturally you quietly nod at Danzo as a form of accepting the necessity of the curse seal.
>>3785766From what he told you it was only to protect the information relating with Danzo and the Anbu, especially the Roots. A necessary evil, much like the existence of hunter-nins. That and it wasn’t the first time you experienced a Juinjutsu. So at worst, there was the possibility of using Orochimaru’s knowledge to rewrite it or find loopholes. With that in mind you started to open your mouth to expose your tongue. Unfortunately due to your recent endeavors your canines and tongue elongated which alienated you compared to the average ninja. Danzo seemingly pays no mind as he makes a single hand seal. Once formed he places his finger against your tongue. Feeling your tongue being branded in the process a series of symbols suddenly formed around the surface area. Your high tolerance to pain made sure you only felt a light tickle from the sensation. When it was completed you briefly glanced at the tattoo before watching it disappear and closing your mouth.“With the branding done you are now apart of the Anbu Black Ops and the Roots. You don’t need to worry about paperwork for making it official as I talked it over with the village elders and it was unanimous. It shouldn’t be surprising given that you were a finalist of the Chunin Exams and I doubt Hiruzen wouldn’t have made you a Chunin if the invasion didn’t happen based on your results on the test. Regardless, in order to get you into the swing of things I will personally be taking involvement in grooming you into your new role. To the ninja staff you’ll be treated as a Chunin in addition of being labeled as an Anbu.” Danzo remarked, momentary getting you excited knowing that your efforts have been acknowledged and getting promoted. But you would remember to temper your excitement to resume a calm, level headed mindset.“Thank you Lord Danzo. But if I may wouldn’t it be better to leave it to one of your trusted staff? Wouldn’t it be problematic if I’m directly learning from you?” You asked, going as far as to bowing again as you keep your manners. Just what exactly was Danzo after? “Because it’s also beneficial to me and the village. Tell me Sakura, do you know the full identity of your teammates?” Danzo asked, looking down at you after motioning you to lift up your head.“I am aware of who they are and the blood that they carry Lord Danzo.” You said, looking up to Danzo while still kneeling down on the ground, with one leg raised up.
>>3785795“As expected. Sasuke Uchiha, the last of the proud Uchiha clans. As expected he awakened the Sharingan and reached the third tomoe. He might not have bloomed as quickly as Itachi and Shisui but Sasuke is a boy who never experienced war. Though he experienced tragedies of his own he never had anyone truly show him the ropes or a strong rival to motivate him until later down his life. In spite of this he has been progressing at an alarming speed. I have a strong hunch that he’ll become someone that’ll surpass even his brother and his best friend. “ Danzo said, slowly ushering his hand over to reach for his cane. You felt a gentle breeze emitting from his hand as the air current moves the device into his hand. His skills with bending the air current was so fluid that it would have bypassed your air current senses had you not underwent your recent mutation. After being reunited with his cane Danzo resumed to rest upon it as he goes back to his breakdown of your team. “As for Naruto Uzumaki. He is the son of the Fourth Hokage and the Second Jinchuuriki of the Nine-Tailed Fox. Even if a halfbreed of the famed Uzumaki clan he still has bountiful potential. At least he would if the Nine-Tails wasn’t holding him back. In exchange, the Fourth Hokage’s seal has been merging the Nine Tails’s chakra onto Naruto’s chakra and thus stimulating his dormant Uuzumaki blood into awakening. He’s been gradually proving himself to be a fine Jinchuuriki and in time he’ll become even stronger.” “Right I more or less seen this from personal experience in between being debriefed. So if I may, what’s the correlation?” You asked, raising a slight eyebrow.“What I’m trying to say Sakura that both of your teammates are highly valuable members to the leaf. So much in fact that the academy made a farce about Team Seven being made up based entirely on scores to justify putting them together.” As Danzo says this you find yourself being a bit skeptical about this. Now you trusted in Iruka’s judgment for the team but there were times where you felt like your team was far too imbalanced compared to the others. Even then you sure that there was no secret conspiracy ...right?
>>3785827“Now you’re a smart girl so I don’t think I need to remind you the story about the Senju and Uchiha. The Uzumaki are an off-shoot of the Senju clan as blood relatives. In addition to balancing the two forces, Sasuke was put on Naruto’s team to control Naruto, more specifically the Nine Tails. As for Naruto, he’s put on the team as a counterbalance to Sasuke and his Sharingan prowess. Kakashi Hatake was placed on the team to keep them both reign while teaching them based on his own Sharingan and connection to the fourth Hokage as his former student. Now tell me, where do you fall under?” Danzo remarked, quickly flipping your previous point of view completely upside down. Logically it made perfect sense but on a moral line the old you wouldn’t think that Lord Hiruzen would do such a thing. But the current you believed that this was no mere act of happenstance governed by grades and performance. So in a way you were starting to think that Danzo was on to something. “The third wheel?” You replied, feeling like you took a deep arrow to the heart as your sense of pride plummets. Compared to your team you were a nobody. Someone who got far through diligence, stubbornness, sacrifice and mere happenstance. Sure you may have talent but without the right guide that talent would’ve wilted and die considering you were formally a civilian. “Correct. You were merely put on your team solely because of your friendship between Naruto and Sasuke to attempt to temper their polarizing nature. Aside from that you hold no real value to the equation. While it is true that being with battle-capable members would sharpen your own battle senses, it doesn’t change the fact you’re no different than a sacrificial lamb. Only being placed there just to fill the quota while pretending to keep their farce as real as possible. As a result you been forced to undergo and endure countless endeavors and adversities that often was much higher than what realistically you should be tackling.” You can feel Danzo started to appeal to your old self’s insecurities and doubts while acknowledging your current self despite telling you about the misfortunes that you underwent. Ami clearly learned from a true master of the art of communication and how the human mind works. Still, you didn’t sense any animosity or ulterior motive coming from him.
>>3785843“You done substantially well despite your environment as you were one of the few people to make it to the finals and more importantly be a strong candidate for Chunin. In addition being able to keep your wits and do your best against threats like Orochimaru. I can only imagine the sacrifices you made to get to where you are currently. Don’t feel any shame for your actions. They are the very definitions of a ninja. We are people who endure for the sake of our village. There are times where we must sacrifice everything including sealing our hearts to fulfill our duty for our village’s sake. “Danzo takes a few steps towards you as you continued to look at him. Once he was in range he surprises you by kneeling down to meet you face to face. Slowly offering his good hand to you while resting his cane on to his side. “What I am offering you with this is the chance to truly prove your merits as a valued member of team seven and do what even your mentor Kakashi Hatake couldn’t do. All I ask is that you work with me in making you the very best you can be and give me your devotion for our village.”>How do you proceed?>Share your discovery and get Danzo's opinion on how to proceed/help you>Mention that you discovered Wood Release while hiding your controversial stuff.>Stick to undergoing the Anbu training for now>Change the subject and Ask about Orochimaru and Danzo's connections to him>Other [write-in]
>>3785843His next words are going to be an appeal about how we've not only risen to the challenges we were expected to struggle with, but exceeded them and shown a growth->>3785855Yup, there it is.
>>3785855>Stick to undergoing the Anbu training for nowI've never much cared for Danzo
>>3785855>>Stick to undergoing the Anbu training for nowthis is a new light despite what he's done in canon im willing to hear him out later can im wondering though how this will factor into tsunade search though considering danzo wants to be hokage
>>3785949>>3786086Before I finish, I have to ask. Do you want to come up with your codename/alternate identity in the Anbu or it don't matter to you?
>>3786779“You can count on me Lord Danzo. I’m looking forward to being under your care and assistance.” You smiled, saluting your superior to show your loyalty. Danzo briefly glance at you, seeing your actions to be quite genuine. Again you were going to use the benefits gained with this alliance to help you at every opportunity possible.“Excellent. Before anything can be done however you must first undergo the standard procedure. For someone of your talents I don’t have to worry about you not living up to standards. But keep in mind to use this as an opportunity to improve on what you know and better yourself further. An ANBU’s life is one that requires one to walk down the path of the darkness so our comrades can work in the light without worry. So any chance at improvement can be vital to you. Do you understand?” Danzo asked, ushering you to stand as he returned to resting on his cane.“Crystal.” You replied, standing up upon receiving Danzo’s approval. After that you proceed to leave and prepare yourself for the first month being within the ANBU.Surprisingly enough your introduction into the ANBU Black Ops went rather smoothly. There wasn't anyone who strongly disapproved of you being in the program. Being one of the Chunin Exam finalists and candidates for promotion certainly says a lot about your skills despite only being thirteen years old. It also helped in addition to having Danzo’s favor was the fact you were Yugao’s Student, a good friend of Tenzo and the subordinate to Kakashi Hakate, former Anbu Captain and longtime member of Team Ro. Adding on to the pile was the fact as the current wielder of Kubikiribōchō all eyes were on you as you could no longer hide it after your demonstration during the chunin exam’s semi-finals. Safe to say that a lot of expectations were put upon you. Not that you weren’t already used to being put in the spotlight.
>>3786852Starting off with the Anbu training you were given a well in depth refinement over what you knew so far. Ninjutsu, Genjutsu, Taijutsu and every other form of combat was thoroughly drilled into your being. Even the minuscule stuff like Barrier Ninjutsu, Sensing, Fuinjutsu, Bukijutsu and many more were honed through the Anbu eye. Each one of the Anbu regardless if they held a specialty or not was expected to have some levels as a jack of all trades. For you this was perfect given how you built yourself to be the glue that holds Team Seven together. So in a way spending your time in the Anbu wasn’t really all that different. Of course in addition to ninja training you went through extensive physical and mental conditioning. From honing the physical body to safeguarding and controlling the mind you underwent all kinds of practices in order to train you into a proper soldier capable of controlling every aspect of themselves perfectly at any point including emotions.In addition you found yourself undergoing training from the Root division. Much like the Anbu you were given the foremost of care in mentoring. What can only be compared to that of the Kirigakure Hunter-Nins they routinely taught you everything there was about the human body.The research has been carried out with scrupulous attention to detail as you learned all kinds of ways to influence and affect a person’s anatomy. You came to understand that each village in addition to having Anbu had their own form of the Hunter Nins given the important secrets that a ninja’s body carries even after death. One of Root’s jobs was to carry out the role of a Hunter Nin in addition to the many duties including filling in the Konoha Military Police force.Due to your skills as a medical ninja you were naturally a valuable asset to your team. With that in mind you were taught additional knowledge about biology and medical science. Briefly you got flashbacks to Kabuto’s teachings as his notes and research in the scroll he left you came in handy during study. Completing the first step of the program took roughly an entire month. Naturally you did it in just two weeks but the remaining three weeks were spent furthering your skills and broadening your knowledge. Upon completion you were given a panther mask and was given the codename Sengen. Because of the role of the Anbu it was customary for a member to have another identity and wear the mask. For you there was another problem given that your pink hair stood out like a sore thumb despite your growth spurt made you look far older than you had any right to be. To remedy that you used the transformation jutsu to change your hair color accordingly. Before long your time in the Anbu became second nature to you. Now you didn’t have much time seeing your friends given everyone’s busy schedule, but being proactive like this did help take your mind off of it. The part of you that still held attachments to them anyway.
>>3786856>Begin your personal training with Lord Danzo>Get some field experience with the Anbu>Continue with what you been doing + Experimenting in secret>Use your newfound status to get into the archives>Test your skills on fellow ANBU members>Other [write-in]
>>3786086You are right that this Danzo is noticeably different than Canon. While not to the point of a complete 180, I want to try and make Danzo a proper grey area/necessary evil and represent the pragmatic side that needed Lord Hiruzen's compassion/humanity to balance to reach the duality that Tobirama was able to achieve after the death of his older brother.
>>3786861>>Use your newfound status to get into the archives
>>3786861See and chat with our friends.
>>3786886>>3787141At the start of the new month of December you awaken from your bed with a wide yawn. Thanks to a long night of studying and experimentation you came home rather late as everyone was sleeping. Rarely did you have any time with your parents or your “little sister” Fu. They can understand given the severity of the duties of your new role. And it wasn’t like Fu didn’t have things to keep her occupied as upon the third Hokage’s review and her actions in the invasion she was now fully recognized as a Genin of Konohagakure. In between her training Fu was now doing missions for the village under the assistance of a squad leader. Your team was a frequent occurrence for partnership. Of course there was Kin for Fu to also keep her company along with the rest of your friends so there wasn’t any reason to worry. Although you have been rather distant from your friends lately you usually justified it by your efforts being important for their sake. Nowadays you don’t even bat a single eye at the fact. Getting through your morning rituals without any troubles you put on your ANBU uniform. It is composed of a white flask jacket, your modified arm gauntlets, black gloves, a black sleeveless turtleneck, leather pants, and ninja boots. A black hooded cloak was added over your uniform for warmth. Looking at yourself in the mirror you briefly recalled the fact that next month will be the first anniversary since you became an official kunoichi. Staring at your current form you momentary think back to how you stood back then. It was like comparing night and day with how much you changed since those days. An iota of concern briefly cross your mind as you look at yourself one last time.“No use crying over spilled milk. This is Sakura Haruno now and ain’t nothing going to change that.” Reassuring yourself you placed the panther mask over your face before leaving through the window. A practice that long ago you chimed against your mentor Yugao for doing. In hindsight it was rather silly to operate on the realms of a civilian given your status as a ninja.
>>3787351Through some fancy footwork and impressive leg strength you managed to speed through the village at record speeds. To you however it would be no different than a simple jog. From rooftop to rooftop you bounced ahead with hints of grace and finesse. From your perspective it mainly looked like the village was more or less fully restored appearance wise as there was nothing left to reconstruct or build. The people in Konoha remained to hold their standard cheerful demeanor and warm hospitality despite the invasion being a few months ago. Really you can tell that everyone was still shaken up by the act. And pushing themselves to do the very best that they can to keep going in spite of everything.There was no time for tears as the looming threat still hovers over the horizon. The village still lacked a Hokage and it was going to take some time to replace the manpower that was lost during the invasion. Things were already bad enough with the Uchiha Massacre and the Nine-Tails attack. But despite that the village was able to bounce back. Of course that was mainly due to Lord Hiruzen’s charisma and good hearted nature. Something that the village didn’t have now. Again, the image of the village was important as without it then not only would it expose weakness but it would also show the Fire Daimyo that Konoha wasn’t fit to continue. And as mentioned through Sunagakure, a village can live or die depending on their respective Daimyo.As you reflected upon this you find yourself arriving at your destination. On the sides of Hokage Rock you currently stood at the pathway towards the Konoha Archive Library. Aside from the Hokage resident this was the largest collection of information and records since the establishment of Konoha. Normally you’d have to be someone of a Special Jounin to have access to the library without permission though some Chunin, specifically the elites are granted the same luxury. You who were apart of the Anbu Black Ops held that kind of power thanks to your status and importance to the village. After showing your identification to the guards they let you past the gate and into the stairs. Taking them step by step brought you at the base of the mountain and at the entrance to the archives. As a bookworm this was essentially your promise lands. To be able to traverse these doors and see the knowledge for generations was truly a blissful moment for you. But you can't let yourself get distracted. After all you were here for a purpose.>Read up on Hashirama as well as the long history between the Senju and Uchiha>Read up on the Nine-Tails attack thirteen years ago>Read up on the Uchiha massacre>Read up on Orochimaru and his actions>Other [write-in]
>>3787357>Read up on the Nine-Tails attack thirteen years agoMost recent event that defined a good chunk of the current state of the village.
>>3787357>>Read up on the Nine-Tails attack thirteen years ago>Read up on Orochimaru and his actions
>>3787414>>3787561Surrounded by countless scrolls and books you find yourself staring at the impressive state of the humongous library. For as far as the eyes can see there were rows among rows of valuable information as the library was several stories. This completely blew away the Konoha Library that was allowed to the public which was an impressive hold of information. But the archives made it feel minuscule in comparison. Still, this certainly means that you were on track to finding what you were looking for. Of course it would take a numerous amount of time and effort to narrow through the entirety of the archives until you find it. The option of shadow clones were an option and this was the perfect time to put that training to good use.“Multi-Shadow Clone Jutsu!” After weaving the hand seal with one hand you suddenly started to multiple as a multitude of Sakuras started to appear. Normally a few dozen clones would’ve been enough, heck you could probably get away with a hundred at max. However, you were feeling notoriously daring after thinking back to seeing Naruto use the multi-shadow clone jutsu for the first time. He was able to make hundreds and during his battle with Gaara he did about two thousand. With everything you went through you felt like the current you was able to do just as much as Naruto can with his own power. Your chakra control was still far superior despite his improvements in the area. And thanks to the medicine you took daily you held enough reserves to make the Senju and Uzumaki proud. Against all manner of logic you managed to summon just about two thousand clones. Each one in perfect form as you maximize the jutsu with the least amount of chakra loss.Seeing this in motion you nearly jumped in the air with excitement over this achievement. “Shannaro! I just knew that I can do it. If Naruto, Kakashi and Sasuke can do the multi-shadow clone jutsu then there’s no reason...that I ...” Trailing off in mid-speech you feel yourself getting rather woozy after the stunt. Summoning two thousand clones is no simple feat even with the amount of chakra you carry partially through siphoning it from others among other reasons. In fact one reason in particular was spreading across your face as your eyes momentarily reverted to resembling that of Orochimaru’s eyes. “..Okay lesson learned. Don’t try and flex like you’re Naruto when it comes to shadow clones.” You smiled, momentary brerating yourself before disbursing the number to a respectable two hundred. Something that Sasuke and Kakashi would reasonably rest on as their best. Quantity over quantity.
>>3787750With your army of Sakura clones you have them set out to look for specific information relating to the current state of the village and Orochimaru. Leaving you to sit down on a chair and undo that moment of weakness. You were getting better at restraining and controlling your newfound abilities and more importantly your emotions. Never again were you going to let yourself lose control and let your emotions get the better of you. Unlike back when you were a child you could no longer afford to lose control. Especially with what has happened to your body. Even as it lies dormant you can still feel the Niki residing inside of you. While no longer bound by Orochimaru’s consciousness, it was still a vivid representation of your inner beast. Nay, your own inner turmoil as you carried the thoughts of being a monster since childhood. Now it was more literal rather than metaphorical with you potentially turning into an ogre if you truly lose your cool and give into anger and hate. Several of the aspects that caused those lingering feelings were gone but in its place new problems emerged. For now you deeply believed you got that under check. Speaking of you find yourself getting several books worth of the Nine Tails attack shoved by a few of your clones on the table. Several of the other clones were handling searching for information in regards to Orochimaru. Keeping yourself focused you and your clones began reading up on the incident. The information you gained was noticeably more detailed than the summarized version that the citizens were told. It was better this way as knowing the full version of what happened during that night would only cause more problems in the long run. To summarize what you learned the attack of the Nine Tails happened on the night of Naruto’s birth. Apparently a mysterious assailant has attacked Kushina Uzumaki who has recently given birth to her late son Naruto Uzumaki. The attack cost the lives of countless helpers including Hiruzen’s wife but also lead to Kushina’s seal breaking and releasing the tailed beast. Only through her uzumaki blood was she able to survive the ordeal. But it seems it was all for naught as the nine tails attacked the village before returning to try and kill it’s former host to avoid getting recaptured. Using his clever wit Minato Namikaze managed to seal the Nine Tails into its future host and protect them at the cost of his and Kushina’s life. Judging from the description you can only figure that Minato must have used a powerful jutsu to do it. The only jutsu that comes to mind was through Orochimaru’s consciousness recalling the dead demon consuming seal in addition to the eight trigrams seal.
>>3787859Information about the masked man or what Minato was doing prior to returning to his wife wasn’t written on any of the scrolls. But there was detailed information relating to the actual attack. From what you can tell it seems that the Nine-tail was under the control of someone as the sharingan symbol was visible on the beast’s eye. The only other time such a feat was possible was during the final battle at the valley of the end between Hashirama and Madara. Suspiciously the Uchiha clan wasn’t involved with Nine Tails attack as they all resided in their homes instead of helping. Of which lead to the animosity between the villagers and the Uchiha clan and ultimately led to their banishment to the far ends of the village. Reciting the notes gave you a strong insight to what happened that pushed the village and made them divided until the Uchiha massacre. While the populous mainly believed that the Nine Tails was drawn to the dark nature of humanity, it is the higher ups who believed that an Uchiha carrying on the will of Madara that caused the endeavor. Regardless, it seems that Minato left a final message asking for the villagers to treat Naruto Uzumaki as a hero to the leaf. Unfortunately only a few people actually committed to following Minato’s request. Most however couldn’t let go of their bitterness and resentment towards the Nine Tails and as a result treated Naruto the way they did. Knowing the full truth of why Naruto ended up as an orphan and being tormented by the village was heartbreaking. So much so that it would drive you to tears thinking how the actions of one man cost Naruto his entire family. And to some extent his childhood as aside from Tenchu, his daughter Ayame, your academy teacher Iruka, Jiraiya to some extent, Lord Hiruzen, Tenzen, Kakashi in some regards, Yota, and the Konoha twelve in their own way, Naruto wasn’t able to have that experience. Most of his life he was met with ridicule, scorn and all kinds of sorrowful moments. Honestly if it wasn’t for you meeting with him when you were kids he may still ended up collapsing from fits of loneliness and hated from the villagers. Yet for some reason...you couldn’t cry.
>>3787936Normally it would be easy for you to be in touch with your emotions and let out the waterworks. Yet here you are feeling absolutely nothing. Disturbed by this you went back to reading the notes. During your revisit something started to click in your mind. The dead demon consuming seal was mainly used because Naruto was an infant and wasn’t able to fully handle the full power of the Nine-Tailed Fox. The Yang half was sealed inside of Naruto, a fact that wasn’t all that surprising. But that just leave one important question. What happened to the Yin Half of the Nine Tailed Fox?>Dig deeper in the archives for any clues relating to the Yin Half>Focus on your current state of mind and why you can’t cry>Redirect your attention to the information the clones gather for Orochimaru>Put a pin on this and focus on uncovering another event [write-in what you want to learn]>Other [write-in]
>>3787940>>Redirect your attention to the information the clones gather for Orochimaru
>>3787940>Focus on your current state of mind and why you can’t cry
>>3788060>>3788518Just as you begin to think about the implications relating to the missing Yin Half and the full extent of the missing pieces regarding the Nine Tails attack you were soon regulated by one of your Sakura clones. It seems that while you were focused on uncovering everything you can on the incident several of your clones have managed to find information relating to Orochimaru. Sure you held his consciousness and by proxy his memories but that came with its own complications and inconveniences. So rather than try and pry into those memories it was better to rely on the information gathered from the logs. If nothing else understanding how he works would give you a chance to better anticipate his movements. From the logs it shows that Orochimaru was as expected a prodigy much like your mentor Kakashi Hatake, and Naruto’s father Minato Namikaze. Unlike his mentor Hiruzen Sarutobi and Itachi Uchiha he didn’t come from a prestigious clan as he filled out the legend that once every several generations there would be an individual who talents who bring forth change and be remarked as a living legend. Someone who came from nothing but is naturally gifted to the point that they’re the embodiment of the summit that ninjas strive for. A prodigy not unlike the Sage of the Six Paths in a sense. Naturally you skipped the information that Lord Hiruzen already told you such as his time personally mentoring. But you did kept yourself to pay attention to the heinous acts that Lord Hiruzen lampshaded for your safety given that you were a mere genin at the time.The logs however gave a detailed explanation to the horrible acts committed by Orochimaru. There was information about Orochimaru’s involvement in the second great ninja war, his involvement and contributions alongside his fellow team made him into a war hero. His actions in the third great ninja war only boster his popularity but his methods were anything but humane as he was desensitized by war and death. It was only after losing to Minato for the seat of Fourth Hokage that Orochimaru began his path of inhumanity. Roughly sixty kids in Konoha and were abducted by Orochimaru in order to splice with them the secrets of Hashirama’s cells. It was the purpose of creating an individual who can use the famous Wood Release. It is said that many children died and all but seemingly one survivor made it out alive. A man name Kione.
>>3789335In his quest for immortality and learning the secrets lost to the test of time, Orochimaru experimented relentlessly on countless human bodies. Many being enemies from other lands but overtime he went as far as to kidnap Konoha shinobis in order to continue his experiments. In between this Orochimaru has made contact with Ryuuchi cave and underwent Senjutsu training. It was during this time that he furthered his experimentation by creating the Curse Seal and using it on his fellow student Anko among several others. But it was only Anko who served as the first successful test subject. There were also stories about his involvement with the experimentation of the Iburi clan and engineering the smoke based Keikkei Genkai as well as the reengineering of one of the Seven Mist Swords the Samehara and furthering his curse seal experimentations. The more you read upon the countless experimentations the more you start to understand just how far Orochimaru went for his ambitions.Uncovering more information you learned several places that said to carry Orochimaru’s researches and logs but they were supposingly destroyed or booby trapped by the snake to ensure that the secrets die with them. It hasn’t been proven whether or not if this has truly been the case given the other events that have taken place during that time frame. There was also information that Orochimaru was involved with a criminal organization known as the Akatsuki. While there was little information regarding the full extent of his involvement but from what you do understand that Orochimaru clearly used this as a way to uncover more secrets between the villages and extract chakra from the tailed beasts. Either way, the full extent of Orochimaru’s actions and crimes for the most part was now made known to you. Before you close the chapter you notice something strange in the document. Apparently there was involvement relating to Orochimaru in the land of rice. In addition there seems to be the rise of a new village called Otogakure. Taking full advantage of the weakened state of Konoha the village Otogakure has been gradually rising in notorality and with the blessing of the Land of Rice’s Daimyo has started to make a noticeable impression throughout the Land of Fire. In retrospect it was rather ironic that Konoha was now facing a similar threat to what the people of Sunagakure had to deal with during the previous Wind Daimyo. While there's no correlation between the two, you get a sinking suspicion that Orochimaru may be hiding in the Land of Rice.>Continue reading through the logs to further brush up on your history [write-out what you want to know]>Plan a trip to Ryuuchi Cave>Head to one of Orochimaru's lost labs>Go to the Land of Rice>Temper yourself and stick to your regular schedule>Other [write-in]
>>3789341>>Temper yourself and stick to your regular schedule
>>3789341>Head to one of Orochimaru's lost labs
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>3789364>>3789673Rolling to see what happens. Also forgot to post previously as it related to your overall discovers in the past few months. https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/senju-clan/ https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/land-of-whirlpools-and-waves/ https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/juugos-clan/ https://narutoversity.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/orochimarus-cursed-seal/
>>3789797Seeing that you gotten enough information from the archives you decided to map out the list of possible areas where one of Orochimaru’s labs are located. Relying solely on your photographic memory you commit the information deep within your own consciousness. It would be far less suspicious than taking a scroll and writing down the secret before leaving. ANBU or not it doesn’t change the fact that you’re currently surrounded with valuable information that goes all the way to the Waring State period. Therefore, it was the only logical move that you can make. Once finished you proceed to undo the Multi-Shadow Clone jutsu. By doing so you felt your chakra coming back to you in full force.Now leaving the Konoha Archive Library you made your way towards the Anbu headquarters. What you have planned on doing you needed permission from your supervisor before you can act on this hunch. So long as you have it you were free to leave the village and not be labeled as a missing nin. Like the Sannins only when a person shows acts that would be a detriment to the village would they be considered an enemy to Konoha. It was how Tsunade Senju, one of the three legendary Sannin was able to leave the life of a ninja and work as a medical supporter. Or Jiraiya who frequently leaves the village to pursue his own goals and mission without suffering any repercussions. Taking that into account you made your way to the Anbu Captain Yugao Uzuki.“Hello Sakura. It’s been a while since your admission after completing the program. Is there something you wish to request from me?” Yugao said with a soft smiled, keeping a strong balance of professionalism over her status as both your teacher and superior. You quickly bowed to Yugao to keep a sense of manners before answering her question. “Forgive me for the rudeness but I got a request to ask of you.” After saying this you begin to tell Yugao exactly what you were planning on doing. While you left out key details that would lead to severe questioning you did tail enough of the truth to sell your request as genuine. “So you wish to leave the village to pursue a hunch based on the information you just told me.” Yugao looked at you after hearing your statement. You merely nodded in response, causing the older woman to stare down at the paperwork before turning back to you. ”Well at the very least it’s sounds like a wild goose chase. On the off chance you even find a lab still in tact what you seek may no longer be there.”
>>3790030“I know it might sound crazy but I think returning towards where it all begins may help us in the long run in intercepting and stopping Orochimaru. Lord Hiruzen may have sacrificed his life to put a stop to Orochimaru’s ambition but to me it seems like he is only delaying the inevitable. Rather than do that I want to be sure that such an outcome will never come.” You explained as you calmly plead with your captain. “Sasuke Uchiha I take it?” Yugao slowly blinked. She was effectively reading your emotion through body movement as you purposely expose yourself to feed her curiosity. “I believe if I am successful in my findings then I can remove the curse mark from Sasuke’s neck and keep Orochimaru from getting his hands on my teammates.” You answered honestly. Seeing you passionate at this made Yugao advert her gaze and scratch the side of her purple hair. She knew exactly how adamant you are when it comes to your loved ones. “Well it is a bit unorthodox to send a thirteen year old girl on such a mission. However, giving your reports based on past endeavors and your achievements overall, I can trust you to go on this quest. Just remember to keep this scroll with you or to use your summonings/the messenger hawks to keep in contact. If you can do that then you can commit yourself to your research and scavenger hunt for as long as you deemed fit.”“Thank you Captain Yugao. I promise you that I won’t let you down.” You quickly bowed to superior as you showed gratitude. You trusted that she would tell the elders of your leaving as they were currently the ones with the highest form of power. All three of them were “friends” of Lord Hiruzen during Tobirama’s era but their different viewpoint over the good of the often put them at edge.
>>3790069“I trust that you won’t bring any shame to us as a leaf ninja.” Yugao looked back at you just in time to see you reeling back into position from your bow. `''It’s funny. Just about a year ago you were just graduating from the academy. And yet here you stand currently both a Chunin and a member of the ANBU Black Ops. You really do take after your mentor.”“Thank you Captain. But truthfully I just can’t see myself staying put and acting like a fletching forever. The village needs all of the help it can get. I can’t just stand by and keep staying at the role of a Genin.” You said. “There is some truth to that. But you should be careful not to rush deep into the ninja world. You may end up experiencing things that will ultimately take away your innocence and warp you. The role of an ANBU member isn’t for the light of heart.” Yugao replied, briefly giving a serious yet concerning look at you. You merely brushed it off with a head-shake before giving a reaffirm stare. “Don’t worry. I’ll be sure to keep myself grounded.” You reassured Captain Yugao with a smile before leaving her office. >Leave immediately with just yourself>Take someone with you on the trip [write-out who]>Make amends with your friends before doing anything else>Other [write-in]
>>3790075>Leave immediately with just yourselfI don't think any of our friends could really stomach some of the messed up shit we'll come across.
>>3790075>>Make amends with your friends before doing anything elseyeah just tell em we'll be gone for a little bit i wouldnt be surprised by the time we come back itachi is back looking for naruto
>>3790081>>3790804Now that you held permission to go off on your little road trip you set off to get some supplies. Unlike most you typically saved your earnings from your missions until you really needed it. Even then you still try and bargain shop like a housewife on a tight budget. You weren't one to spend their money carelessly much less that of a spendthrift. You estimated that your trip was going to take at least a month or two depending on the dangers of the excavation. Thus you only bought what you needed as you didn’t want to travel weighed down. Anything that you couldn’t get from the wild you stocked upon. It wouldn’t take you long in finishing up gathering supplies and other preparations for your journey.This was going to be a trip that you were going to take alone so you didn’t have to adjust your plans for any of your friends. Speaking of you considered alerting them before you left Konoha. Instead of going to them directly you decide to write a letter to each of your friends and loved ones. Part of you was still hesitant in seeing them after what has happened during the Konoha invasion. Despite it being months ago you can still remember every little aspect as if it were happening right now. In spite of this you still wanted to make amends for the trouble that you caused for being distant and cold lately. That said you couldn’t downright tell them that you were essentially traveling to find any of Orochimaru’s labs that were still intact. Just knowing what possible grotesque and disturbing thing you would find could scar any one of your friends. Naturally they’d object to you going off on your own and would try to tag along. Such a thing absolutely couldn’t happened. Therefore, you made up a story about it being a journey of self-discovery. To get yourself back together and find a solution to “that” being the Niku. You don’t go into full detail on the matter but you do manage to present your case in a convincing manner. You reassure them that your trip wouldn’t be too long and that you will return once it is over. But you left out a specific deadline since you weren’t sure how long will you be gone. Regardless, you pressed forward to finish writing your letter. Through the use of shadow clones were able to do so in a timely manner. Alternatively your hair would’ve been just as efficient but you didn’t want to have to proofread your work just to be sure. As for your adult companions you were more willing to explain your mission to them despite knowing that they would already be briefed on the matter.
>>3791620After finishing the letters you sent off the shadow clones to deliver them to their respective destination. Leaving you to leave a letter to your family and to Fu & Kin. Luckily they were all out so they couldn’t interject and interfere with your departure. It didn’t take you long to change out of your ANBU uniform and to wear something more fitting for your travels in the winter climate. Once fully dressed you don on wearing your black cloak over your attire and proceed to leaving your home. Setting the letter down on the table you decided to leave through the front door. As you locked up you took one final look at your home. A sense of melancholy brushed across you before you set aside your feelings and made your departure. From your discovery in the archives you know that there is roughly six discovered locations in the Land of Fire where there have been possible spots for Orochimaru's laboratory. As the reports foretold they were either seemingly destroyed or the pathway to them has been blocked thus making them impossible to find. With Shinra Basnshou and your earth release skills you strongly believed that you can uncovered the location of the labs. Although, there was a nagging suspicion in your head that there might be one lab within the land of fire that nobody has came across. >Head to Mount Koryū >Head to Kikyō Pass >Head to Mount Jofuku>Head to Nanakusa Island >Head to The Hole in Tonika Village>Trust your intuition and head to Tanzaku Castle>Other [write-in]
>>3791701>Trust your intuition and head to Tanzaku Castle
>>3791701>>Trust your intuition and head to Tanzaku Castle
>>3791723>>3792527>>3794010Upon leaving the village you head straight through the woods and down the path. Traveling at your base speed it only took you abruptly a couple of hours before making it to Shukuba Town. It was a perfect starting point to view your map and plan out your next move. Digging back to your memory you recall the six places that were last said to potentially house one of Orochimaru’s research facilities. Mount Koryū, a humongous mountain region split between four different climates due to the immense concentration of the earth’s life energy aka the Ryūmyaku (Dragon’s Vein). Each the climates are a vivid representative of the four classic elements. It is because of the rugged terrain, dense concentration of Ryūmyaku and savagery of beasts that made it a perfect training spot as well as a detriment to ninjas since it is hard for one to control their chakra in the mountain region. The second land was Kikyō Pass, a mountain pass made up of several ridges that makes up for a massive canyon. While the flora has recovered since the last war, it is said to be haunted by the souls of the fallen given the blood tinted version of the chinese bellflower. The mystery of the lingering fallen combined with the natural maze and giant pillars with fierce winds also served as a detriment to invaders. The third place was Mount Jofuku, another mountain region with its key difference was the overgrown flora and vegetation that spanned a seemingly endless forest. In addition to having countless medical resources, it is said that the flora has developed natural defenses such as influencing Genjutsu and making natural booby traps. Another perfect spot to hide through the use of the haunted and dangerous territory of Mount Jofuku.The fourth area was Nanakusa Island, a massive island in between the borders for the land of fire and lightning. It was another places with countless resources for medicine, drugs and other chemical substances including that of the military ration pill. In addition to being neutral territory it is also considered uninhabited and isolated from the world. Making it yet another perfect place for Orochimaru to established a lab. The fifth area was Tonika Village, a village built on an ecological oasis that was surrounded by a barren wasteland. The myths about the hole said to be a sacred land housing boundless power and untapped energies. Lastly the six area was the Naka Forest, an enriching forest that has said to be where the Uchiha clan originated before migrating to Konoha. Given Orochimaru’s interest with the Uchiha that he would take part in stationing himself on these abandoned lands on the outskirts of the shrine.
>>3794209Finishing the post but I recall that I forgot to post this description upon finishing the post. So my apologizes.
>>3794209Judging from the map in your head you think that the closest to travel from your current location is either Kikyou Pass or Mount Koryū. Each one would take about a week at standard traveling speeds though you can make it in three days given your training with Lady Nekoma. As you think about this you reflect back on a thought brought upon during your extensive research in the Konoha Archive Library. Something was telling you that you overlooked one possible place to check out. It was a place that was close just like Kikyo Pass and Mount Koryu. Unlike the two it was hiding in plain sight as it was stationed within a village. It was Tanzaku Castle, an ancient impregnable fortress from a time long ago. Given the nature of the land it was also another possible hiding spot especially when comparison the distance between it and the land of rice. Trusting your instincts you set your sights towards Tanzaku Castle. Instead of staying in Shukuba Town you left immediately after getting some additional resources. You were used to roughing it through the forest region. And honestly the very thought of staying the night in a town surrounded by brothels made you feel uneasy. You were still a thirteen year old girl, no matter how untouchable of a kunoichi you are. That and it was more beneficial in a financial point of view since your skills and natural abilities made surviving off the land as effortless as breathing to you. As well as the fact for some reason you felt more at peace being surrounded in the wildlife than being in a busy village. You chalked it up based your time in your secret base and the bonding moments with Lord Hiruzen. At the same time there was something more..primal about this imprinted preference.In between traveling through the lands to Tanzaku Quarters you continued to keep up with your Ninja lessons. Another benefit to traveling alone in the wilderness was the privacy needed to practice your more controversial jutsu and skills. Just cause you were traveling didn’t mean that you should slack off on training, practice and/or just conditioning. Those techniques weren’t going to master themselves. So you established an efficient schedule in between traveling to make the most of your days. Although, after reinforcing your camp with Earth Release when it came time for bed you begin to act rather somber. Some part of you was feeling rather lonely especially since it was the first time you’d ever traveled alone from the village. Was this how your mentors and teachers or even seniors had to deal with during missions? How were your friends doing? Heck, how were your parents and roommates doing? The more you ponder it the more alone you felt. Shaking off this feeling you just keep telling yourself that this was necessary before falling asleep.
>>3794325Eventually after your long traveling you made your destination in Tanzaku Quarters. It was a rather prosperous town with lively people as you made your way inside. After spending a long time in the forest it was rather surreal to be back in civilization. Quickly you brush off those feelings once you remind yourself why you’re here. Walking around you begin to ask directions for Tanzaku Castle. Surprisingly enough the people were very helpful in directing you, if not a bit too overbearing for you. Shrugging it off you find yourself standing at the pathway towards Tanzaku castle. Going by your hunch you believed that the secret pathway to the lab lies within the castle grounds. Thankfully you had plenty of tools to get into the castle without causing alarm. But as you think about how to tackle the infiltration you catch the sight of something peculiar. Passing to the side was a beautiful young woman. She looked to be someone who is clearly in her mid to late twenties. Unfortunately it wasn’t her above average height, slender physique or even her unusually large breasts that caught your attention. For a moment you thought you saw a diamond mark on her wide forehead. Briefly glancing at her you notice the symbol on the back of her haori. Without even focusing your chakra or sharpening your senses you felt a mysterious presence coming from the woman as she leaves. >Focus on traveling to the lab>Turn back and follow the mysterious blond haired gambler. >Take a break and relax at a restaurant/springs >Split your attention by using shadow clones [write-in what you do with the clones]>Other [write-in]
>>3794341>Turn back and follow the mysterious blond haired gambler.Mysterious nothing, you telling me we can't recognize Tsunade Fucking Senju on sight? What kinda Anbu training are we even getting?
>>3794406It was a split second. and its been years since Tsunade went to Konoha. So at best it'll be a mere hunch.
>>3794341>Split your attention by using shadow clones [write-in what you do with the clones]We go to the lab. Two clones follow the gambler. Have one stay hidden as backup while the other stays in plain sight.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3794406>>3794463Let's roll to see which is done.
>>3794591Forgot to post this.
>>3794591Seeing that strange sight of the mysterious gambler suddenly got you thinking. From your talks with Lord Hiruzen you held an extensive knowledge of a woman named Tsunade Senju. She was one of the legendary Sannin and a student of the Third Hokage. Truthfully you found the Hokage relating some of her characteristics and talents towards your own. A statement that you can’t really refute especially to the professor. Although it was said that she changes her appearance constantly through the rejuvenation jutsu, there was some key signs that made her easy to spot. One of those key signs was that she wears the gamble symbol on her back. She was a notorious gambler since childhood but wasn’t really lucky. Hence the development of the Rejuvenation Jutsu as the only other person to learn it aside from you was Kushina Uzumaki.Now it might just be a coincidence but the chance of you running into someone with the key symbol was far too unbelievable to be treated as such. Therefore, you proceed to follow the mysterious busty woman rather than continuing your trip into Tanzaku Castle. If nothing else you told yourself you can always go back once you taken care of this detour. Putting your ANBU training to good use you silently tail the woman through blending with the surroundings. Not once did you leave any sense of sound or any other trace to lead back to you. Even with that in mind you considered the possibility of her skills. She may not be an active kunoichi anymore but she was still one of the three Sanin. Thus, you couldn’t let down your guard let alone become careless as you continue to tail her. One thing you notice in your tracking was the lingering smell of alcohol. It may not be noticeable for regular noses but yours was a whole nother spectrum.In your long chain of observation you saw this mysterious woman exploring her surroundings almost like she was looking for something. In spite of this she didn’t stop in partaking in getting involved with acts of gambling and drinking. More and more you start to get the striking feeling that this woman was the real deal. Now you were left a different dilemma while trying to avoid detection. If this was truly the great Tsunade Senju then right in front of you was the founder of the current system of medical ninjutsu. Such a person would be beneficial to converse and talk to her about getting any sort of valuable information for Tsunade. On the other hand, there was still the act of the lab, the main reason why you’re even here. Could you really afford continuing wasting time now that your curiosity was sedated?
>>3794832As you think about it briefly you notice that the mysterious woman had disappeared. You only took your eyes off from her for just a second. Darting your eyes rapidly around the surrounding area you didn’t catch a single sight of the older woman. Deciding that she must be above you tilt your head to look at a rather unwelcoming sight. The mysterious woman had jumped herself high into the sky with her leg raised up. It seems that the moment you lost track of her was enough for the woman to begin her first strike. “For the last time you’re not getting back your money you filthy scammers!” The mysterious woman cried, apparently dubbing you as one of those debt collecting ninjas.>Dodge the kick and run away>Withstand the kick and try to explain yourself>Block the kick to test your strength against Tsunade>Use Flying Thunder God to escape back to the Castle ground>Other [write-in]
>>3794836>>Withstand the kick and try to explain yourself
>>3794836>Withstand the kick and try to explain yourself