Shinobi Quest #40This quest takes place within the lands of the Five Great Shinobi Nations (aka Narutoverse) starting roughly around the beginning of the original series. The world of this quest remains similar to the original, with slight but notable differences in certain areas, based upon the passage of time from a single slightly altered event. (It’s a goddamn Naruto Quest, you bastards. Have fun, participate, and write in when you feel inclined. Most of the outcomes of this quest will be determined by you, the players. Critiques and questions are always welcome, as my knowledge of the weeby shit is not all encompassing.)http://pastebin.com/WiPdCqLHPrevious Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shinobi%20QuestLast thread, Tsuki Norihime underwent some intense training under her Sensei, Itachi Uchiha, after divulging to him most of her secrets.After learning new techniques, both shinobi headed home, as the final round of the Chunin Examinations loom….
>>599357That's a much better OP pic, Wargle.
>>599357my body is ready
Alright anons, remember lets not reveal Stellar right out of the gate. Its our ace and the longer we hold it in the tournament the less time our opponents have to think up a counter. Not saying don't use it just wait for a good moment for the reveal
Before we begin fully, some minor housekeeping things-One, the pastebin has been updated for the curious. Two, there is still the matter of the name of the new stellar technique, though I'll likely just gather the passable ones from before and put it to vote.3rd, some of you were correct in remembering 3/5 Stellar Mastery was needed for Phoenix Flower- so to save time, I've added Stellar Phoenix Flower where it belongs!While the Phoenix Flower Technique by itself is mainly used for utility, distraction or deception with it's flames, Stellar Phoenix Flower's fireballs are not only a lovely shade of blue- they are also hotter, and create a pretty little explosion when ruptured!Truly a marvel.Now, back to your regularly schedule faggotry.
So we have music lined up for our entrance into the stadium yeah?
>>599359I'm rotating through them until drawfag picks one he likes. #38 still hasn't died, so my options are rather limited after today.
>>599391You might wanna rethink that.
>>599405Stellar Release: Starlight Express
Does rabbit contract contain hares or is that some whole other thing?
>>599433I hate the things you like.
>>599391Let's just say, depends who we have to fight. We'll use it only when we need it, in true animu style.
>>599432toad and frog are the same so im sure its fine
>>599442Pretty much what I was getting at
>>599444Also, I like the things you hate
>>599449I am friends with people to whom you are not well liked.
Reminding everyone even if we don't want the moon bunnies we should still go too rescue Tonrei before he looses it and wants to crash this moon with no survivors.
>>599469Why? Kaguya told us there is a war orphan who needs our help out there?
>>599469We do actually know he's there, and could probably use some rescueing. So less metagaming than you might think.
>>599405Stellar Realese: Striking StarStellar Realese: Shining RayStellar Realese: Cosmic Kill Canon Stellar Realese: Starlight ExpressStellar Realese: Quasar CanonStellar Realeae: Big BangStellar Realese: Great FlashI got a ton more if none of these do the trick
>>599463I kind of like them, and they would be an interesting summon.
>>599486Not lewd enough anonStellar Release: Climax
>>599479>>599480Forgot about that.Also, we don't know if that's who she's talking about or if it's someone else.>>599491No.
>>599486I'm down for big bang
>>599486Shining Ray, Starlight Express or Starlight Lance.
>>599479I forgot about the later arcs of naruto because they're shit, but I've read this quest. I'm therefore an unbiased source with Tsuki's perspective.The bunnies had it coming, and we're not poking the mad deceitful godess thing.
Im still a fan of Solar Beam, but how about "Stream of Starlight" because thats exactly what it is.
Stellar Phoenix Flower becomes Stellar Release: Rapid FlashOur new attack is Stellar Release: White Blast
>Hinata>Taijutsu: 4.0>Nori>Speed: 4.0HOLY JESUS! We're going to have to go full nuclear on our teammates or we're gonna get shrekt. Nori is as fast as us in Afterglow without having to spend the chakra, and Hinata is some sort of human blender. Our only hope is to run away and spam ninjutsu, which is also coincidentally our strategy against Gaara and Sasuke. All our fights are going to look about the same, so both in terms of enemy ninja and possible clients we have to make sure it's a DAMN SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE!
>>599405>>599486Stellar Realese: Streaking Star or Stellar Realeae: Big Bang are the only real options here
>>599507>The bunnies had it coming, and we're not poking the mad deceitful godess thing.I fully agree.>>599509>>599510Stellar Phoenix Flower --------> Stellar Release: Homing Heat ?I still like Solar Beam, though.>>599512Mhmm.
>>599512>Nori has an intelligence of 1.5If we focus on tricking her into a trap we'll be fine
>Tsuki almost caught up with Ebisu.Died for our sins and all but uh, they kinda dropped the ball with that initial assignment.
>>599525He's specialized in teaching people ninja skills.
>>599521>>599510>Not Stellar Release: Blooming FlowerCome on guys.
>>599534Not everything needs to be an sex joke.
>>599512>dumping INT and GENNori's a goddamn munchkin.
Whats with all the bunny hate? Kaguya is the one who tried to bluff us. The Bunnies have told nothing but the truth as far as they know? (sure we know OOC they are wrong, but they don't know that). We should look into Tonrei either way because hey maybe he can tell us about that super weapon? Dad may like to hear how it's powered. That and you know save the guy who is literally last man standing on the moon before he goes insane from loneliness.
>>599540Yeah but come on Blooming Flower is pretty good
>>599547She just didn't want to see us hurting anon, plus she's probably our great great great etc grandma at SOME point on the family tree so eh close enough.
>>599556Not really. Sounds more like a taijutsu move than ninjutsu. Leaf Hurricane, Hidden Lotus are taijutsu moves so maybe use that for Hinata?
>>599545Nori is asking to be wreaked is what you mean. Dumb as dirt and gullible are not positive traits in the ninja world.
>>599564EVENTUALLY we should probably put some work into an afterglow-focused taijutsu style, it could go into that.
>>599575Fuck if we knew any genjutsu Nori would be no contest.
>>599582*cough* swords *cough* With stellar we can literally turn the Kiba into lightsabers
>>599585Im really disappointed we have not even mastered a few basic genjutsu. We have the stat and natural affinity for it.
>>599575To be fair, she'll almost always be in danger only when she's with us, so it should work pretty well in practice. We're (+ Itachi) the brains and/or Genjutsu dispeller, and Nori is the barbarian peasant who does the rough and tumble and keeps our brutish enemies at a distance.
Stellar release thrusters from our limbs based flight name: stellar release: walking on sunshine.
The evening skyline of Konohagakure, against the backdrop of the setting sun, is the first truly welcome sight to greet your tired eyes since leaving your muddy training ground.Only another full day until the exams begin- and part of you doesn’t feel quite ready. There was more, so much more you could’ve learned! But, looking back, you still feel like many things were accomplished at that muddy field. A hot shower, though, would’ve been nice- and is among the top of your immediate concerns.Saying as such, your immediate goals bring a smile to Itachi-sensei’s face.“Go on, go visit your family, enjoy yourself for the evening. Though, you might want to take the long way home- the first round matches of the exams should be posted. Might want to start crafting your strategy now- it’s more time than you’ll have for some of your later fights. He’s right, of course- it isn’t even really a question. If they were posted this morning, those still in town would likely already be forming plans of attack- and you don’t want to be left behind. You turn to take off- only for Itachi to follow behind.“Well, I’m curious as well. I never said I wouldn’t tag along!” he says with a somewhat sheepish smile.--------------------------The two of you quickly make your way to the arena, where a faint crowd still surrounds the massive scroll displaying the scheduled bouts of the final round of the exams.….Is this some kind of joke?!
>>599592Stellar Release: Firewalker
>>599592Not Starlight Path?
>Sausage on the otherside of the bracketWhat did I warn you about anons
FUCK! What the hell Minato!?
>>599593>all that sharingan training for nothing
>>599593oh tits on a fox
>>599593Wow against out rival in the first roundThese brackets are nuts
>>599593>Nori is our first opponent
>>599593i'm not sure the archive saves pdfs anymore, might wanna post this as an image
>>599599>>599603It's not for nothing. It ALSO HELPS AGAINST REGULAR GENJUTSU YOU FUCKING IDIOTS.
>>599599>>599603And Orochimaru is going to pull shit so we most likely won't even get to fight him
>>599605Nori... really isn't our rival. I don't think we particularly don't want to lose to her to a greater degree than anyone else on the list.
>>599610Plus, it's a rare opportunity to get anti-Sharingan training.
>>599599>not believing we will make it to the finals>not realizing sauce-ki will clean house in his bracket
>>599593God damn it.Well it'll be useful in the finals I guess.Pummel ALL the thingsMaybe not Gaara. Gaara a cute after all.
>>599610who in these brackets uses genjutsu?
>>599610And thats totally going to be useful against anyone in our bracket full of taijutsu/ninjutsu specialists. Hell most ninjas in general don't use genjutsu>>599615More then anything I think the Konoha Crush is going to happen and interrupt our fight with Gaara
>>599620Sasuke, Shikamaru, possibly Sai.
>>599593There goes hiding the release. our first match is against someone who already knows about it, and we'll have to pull all the stops out against her. I just realized I know NOTHING about Sai. Hinata vs Gaara is gonna be interesting! Shino and Fuu better hook up
>>599629Shikimaru doesn't, Sausage is speced for Tai, and Sai uses his dumb paintings
>>599629Shikamaru hadn't displayed any tendency towards it at this point in canon. Don't see why that would change.
>>599629Sai's Ink Constructs are probably hilariously weak to our fire jutsus, even moreso on the stellar ones. He's not that great.
>>599629>SasukeI don't know about that actually. I barely recall him using genjutsu in canon pre-shippuden. And this Sasuke has been trained by Guy.
ah wellI kinda always wanted Tsuki to kick Nori's ass anyway
>>599641>>599640>>599638>>599642Sai might have some genjutsu. He's a weird one.Shikamaru probably has a few.Plus Sasuke's still got the Sharingan.
>>599638>>599641While that's sai's preference I'm pretty sure he can pull out something else if it's clear its a bad situation, given he's adopted by kakashi.
>>599635Well against sai we just make it rain, turn his ink too mush and burn him. Pretty straight forward.Nori I say we go for the KO by palming each side of her head. Gotta watch out for the fox juice. Maybe we buy a really strong sleeping poison? Tranquiliser her?
>>599638So.Genjutsu- Shadowy Yin Release copy stuffSummons via ink (fire? STELLAR?)and Taijutsu with a side of SHARINGAN
>>599646You would THINK Shikamaru would have a few but then he never displayed any even when it would be useful at this point in canon and again don't see why that should have particularly changed.
>>599648Nori we just have to trick and have her fall into a trapWe can use one of our swords as a lightning rod and zap her when she stands over it
How to beat Nori though? Maybe ask her a difficult sum and knock her out when she's gone cross-eyed?
Still think it's a bit fucked our entire team is on one side of the bracket. Hell two matches apart and our entire team is out. Seriously the fuck Minato!
>>599657>Threaten to buy out and close Ichiraku Ramen if she doesn't stand down.
min-maxers pls go
>>599657I think we should ask dad for some poison grenades. We can then at least drop some DoTs on her. If she is in too much pain or too angry the fox comes out and that shit aint cool. That happens we loose.Thats why I suggest Poison clouds and gear from dad. Put the Foxy Lady to sleep
Nori obviously got training from her dad. We can expect the FTG (probably) as well as seals from Kushina. And Minato. Both are badass at seals.She's effectively a giant tank that will bring us down if we get too close and who will destroy everything if we just leave her alone. And also may or may not be capable of teleporting. Luckily, this is what we'll be good at.Fill the arena with fire and she'll stop any sort of long-term plan. Then we just cook her with more focused attacks.
>>599657Cover the field in Kunai and then let out one of our lightning jutsus and it should create a shock zone
>>599661.....that...that is an option>>599662Your one of those scrubs who thinks we can do everything ain't you.
If the no-talent MC of boruto quest can get through chunin exams filled to the brim with special snowflakes....our supernova-hurling, bunny whispering, behelit holding, billionaire's daughter with anti-sharingan training and legendary swords should be just fine. literally just play this smart and we're fine
>>599678>legendary swordsNope, can't use those.
>>599678But MiniseriesAnon and Wargle run their quests pretty differently.Not saying you're wrong, but I'm also not gonna instantly agree with you on that.
>>599661Why that's just wasteful.We'd turn it into our live in Personal ramen source.
>>599678>when you accidentally left trips out for harambe
I'm 100% behind threatening to buy out and demolish ichiraku to clear the first round
>>599678We explicitly aren't allowed to use them during exams.I might be remembering wrong but I think we only get them back if we pass
>>599678Except the MC in that avoided the person that hard countered and faced someone with a brain smaller than Nori's in the finals.
>>599671>Expect the flying thunder godI... don't think Nori is at the point where Minato would TRUST HER with the flying thunder god?
>>599668Poison and fire don't mix. >>599671>BBQ Nori coming upAppropriate.
>>599690We can't actually do that! Do you have any idea how many ninjas would be out for our blood if we were the ones who destroyed ichiraku?
>>599695I don't think nori's at the point where Minato would trust her with drawing her own baths
>>599683>>599692fuqchances of impromptu summon contract during the exams?
>>599671the problem child getting FTGshe maybe got Rasenganmaybe
>>599690>And then she threatens to tell everyone who we have a crush onDo you really want to try and play dirty here anon?
>>599704We don't need to actually be willing to do it. We just need Nori to BELIEVE we're willing to do it. And as previously noted... she's kind of dumb.
>>599704>>599687Nobody said we actually would.But we could, and we don't react well to...Loss. Nori knows that.We're liable to do all manner of crazy thing! Like go through with it!
>>599676No, just someone that's annoyed by people that got pissed that we apparently 'wasted' a week of training on something that doesn't immediately benefit us.
>>599709We don't need Summons for this.
>>599695>>599710Even if she doesn't have it, she's still got bullshit bijuu speed. We'll still have to cook everything and provoke her into charging us.
>offer to go out with Gaara if he surrenders the match to us
>>599697>poison and fire don't mixvolcano's anon, super heated toxic gasses and all sorts of nasty poisonous shit in those. plus if we can make a flammable poison we could do a poison cloud then set it alight as a surprise move.that said it's waaaay to late to work something like that in cause that'd require some practice and research.
>>599716And if we spent that week on speed we would be faster then Nori in Afterglow
>>599725It is in the past, no point bitching now.
Itachi clicks his tongue audibly next to you.“The Lord Fourth… has really outdone himself, this time. Though I think he’s going to be rather surprised with how it plays out.”You shoot him an inquisitive look, and he explains further.“Look at these brackets, Tsuki. If Nori was to beat you, she would likely go up against some of the most difficult opponents in the exam, back to back- including the Kazekage’s own son. He either has unbreakable faith in his daughter- or is looking for her to reveal something.”Nori, and not you? You almost laugh out loud.Catching your expression, Itachi gives you a quick *thwip!* on the ear, causing you to sulk at him aggressively.“Nori isn’t to underestimated, Tsuki. From our perspective, it was much more likely that something Nori did chased Orochimaru off during your encounter- and her behavior was certainly suspicious. While I suspected you were the likely cause, Minato believe that his daughter was hiding a talent from him in order to skip out on further training.” he says.“He was so sure of it, in fact, he bet me dinner on it. I am getting rather famished…” Both of your stomachs growl in unison- and your teacher laughs while you try to hide your embarrassment.“Go eat, Tsuki. Rest up, and make your plans. These next few days are going to be rough.”He gives that reassuring smile, and you can’t help but feel a bit better about it- though you really should get to work…You wave goodbye to Itachi and begin the trek back to the Norihime Manor.
>>599710Rasengan is S-Class difficulty and she has shit chakra control due to the nine tails. It tooks naruto months to learn.No way she knows it.
>>599725Aren't we getting an upgrade for afterglow? We might be faster than her after that.>>599722I'm up for going out with Gaara anyway. It was so sweet, how he sacrificed that guy to us.
Is it too late to learn a simple genjutsu? Remember Jinchuurikis are shit at dispelling gen. Like at the start remember how Ebisu was no-selling Nori that palm to the face shit? Is it too late to learn that? Seriously that genjutsu stat we have should be useful for something.
>>599716>wasted>still have to fight sausage>wasted>???
>>599741I'm fine with it too, I'm sure he'll turn traitor and take our name if were the first person to ever show him love, and that means more tailed beasts for Konoha
Ok we need to talk too Danzo, get him too tell us all he knows of Nori and how too beat her. He's love his "Protoge" to beat the daughter of the cowardly forth
>>599722>Fight Gaara.>Take him out to a medium-tier restaurant after the fact regardless and his spine heals.>Spend 10 minutes sitting uncomfortably, talk about 10, next 30 in a game of ninja keep away with both parties trying to pay for the bill.>Dad! Danzo!>Maid whose name I'm forgetting!>How are dates supposed to go?!
>>599741Be pretty hilarious that every generation of Norihime has a spouse from outside Konoha.
>>599745I'm pretty sure there is some academy basic shit everyone knows.Stellar Upgrade soon I hope.
>>599738Man now I actively want to tell Minato about stellar release beforehand. Just so he knows exactly how he fucked up going into things.
>>599741we equal her in speed with afterglow active iirc.
>>599754we literally just got a stellar upgrade. Before we do so again we will need to do a quest chain to calm the storm within us.
>>599741>Aren't we getting an upgrade for afterglow? We might be faster than her after that.I'd imagine the Afterglow upgrade is chakra rockets, which are actually TOO FAST! We might be better off trying to reduce the cost instead.
>>599754You'd think so (how would they even rate genjutsu otherwise) but there's never any demonstration of it.
>>599759No I mean that Wargle said at 3/5 we get to upgrade a Stellar jutsu.
>>599759Looks like we need to go find uncle Iroh or some sun dragons
>>599761more likly we achieve Quicksilver Lite.
>>599759sound's like something that might dove tail with sage training... either way, i'd be up for learning more utility stuff before we go super hard on stellar again.
>>599753>>599741Ah hey, I'm serious here.Are we doing this?
>>599766Avengers or Xmen?
>>599764Good point anon I stand corrected.....It better be afterglow
>>599772Xmen....atleast movie wise. Comic wise ill have to think on it
>>599771It'd be interesting but o doubt others would go for it.
>>599764oooh... I remember that too, did we already pick or was that left up in the air? still only things I can think of that we could do to afterglow is reduce the chakra cost or improve the boosts even more, we did improve stamina so i'd be partial to bigger boosts vs lowered cost...
>>599738Just how much stat boost does Nori's kyuubi cloak give?
>>599771Nah, once we reveal our inner power we'll likely have suitors coming for us. lets see who is keen
>>599788Doesn't mean we can't go on a date with him
>>599786We can even make the goggles with antigenjutsu lenses like Deidera has!
>>599788>>599771>>599780No one is good enough for Tsuki, she's need someone out of this world. Luckily there is one option.
>>599790hell, just fit them into the mask we made.
>>599794I would support that but lets see his mental state when we rescue him first. Think of all this stuff he could give dad! plus we get a second secret lair
>>599795...ROOT ANBU Quicksilver.....
>>599799Any man who turns down a moon base is no man at all.
>>599771Let's play it by ear. I'm pretty up for it if it seems feasible.My prospects for Tsuki are>Gaara is gud>Rock Lee>Sauce seems actually pretty cool in this universe (that said I'm not sure Tsuki likes his Guy attitude)>[s]Hinata[/s]>Shikamaru
>>599806Tonrei: I want to marry your daughter YoruYoru: I'm affraid not, we must keep our options openTonrei: In exchange for her hand ill give you a moon base and power that ship of yoursYoru:...one moment pleaseTsuki: Dad why have you tied me up? oh hey Tonrei whats happening
>>599811Eh. How do you strikethrough on /tg/?
>>599811Those are good, except for Hinata.As long as we don't give Neji a chance, unless/until he gets more human,
>>599816Don't forget the giant pile of interdimensional alien superscience.
>>599816heh that's good. But I'm not in the mood for Husbandos just yet.Itachi
>>599811Is it bad that i'm in love with the idea of cuckolding Sauce for his brother
>>599818im actually ok with Neji too once he develops more
>>599827If that happens, then we can give him a chance.Until then, ignore that cunt.
you don't understand anonsyou don't go to the husbandosthe husbandos go to you
>>599825Oh shit, yeah. I forgot the best one.It's going to turn out that Itachi is using his Sharingan for lewd goings on with random kunoichi already though. Count on it.
>>599818I think you meant Hinata is the only good one.
>>599833OH please YES!!!
Side Note. I say we confront the Bunny/Cuthuluhttps://youtu.be/oXqTPV8FhYU?t=24because i'm still voting for them just to turn them from Kaguya over time and become the new moon queen.
>>599833I can already see Tsuki's hand imprint on Itachi's face.
>>599839With time anon, but not isn't it.
Reminder that neji isn't just as asshole, he's also an asshole that decided to follow up flirting with us by picking on our teammate becayse surely that wouldn't make a bad impression.
>>599849He also tried killing Hinata.
>>599849He just needs to be knocked down pegged
>>599849>Neji is taking the place of Sauce in this story>Runs off to join paedosnake>"Hands up who's going to go rescue Neji">Everyone sits on their hands>Neji gets snek'dI can see it all now.
>>599855Yeah but my point is he's more than just an asshole, he's a DUMB asshole.
Your family home is… crowded.Not to say you don’t have room for the orchestra your father hired- you do. But with all of the training you had been doing, it was easy to forget such a request… but, as usual, Yoru Norihime didn’t forget.Thankfully, Maru is nearby to field the performers, and welcome you home.“Tsuki-dono! Welcome home! Dinner will be in an hour’s time, I apologize- Master Yoru failed to inform us before he left that we would be expecting these guests…. So, as such, I’m rather-”There is a dull roar from within the dining hall, at Maru’s hair nearly stands on end.“-excuse me one moment, Tsuki-dono. Our guests seem to have forgotten themselves….”Your First Maid walks with purpose towards the dining hall, before her yelling adds even further to the commotion. You smile faintly- best to leave her to her work. She’ll fetch you when dinner is to be served. The fact that Father wasn’t here to greet you himself means he likely hasn’t returned from the capital yet- and merely sent the orchestra on ahead. Your anger at him has dulled somewhat over the past month- and him keeping his promise hasn’t hurt. Though, you wonder…You eagerly make your way to your room, barely maintaining your composure.Throwing open your door, you are greeted by two things- Yume standing triumphantly atop freshly laundered bedclothes, and a Tsuki-sized mannequin, wearing a glamorous but functional silver dress, with accents of fur, as requested. As usual, he kept his word. Resisting the urge to try it on, you sit down at your desk, pulling out a notepad. You need to plan- Nori might be stupid, but she’s strong- and that stupid strength is a power unto itself.She won’t be intimidated by your Stellar Release, either.You…1. Buckle down and get planning!2. Go talk to Danzo about this.3. Indulge yourself, and wear the dress instead. Just.. for a little while.
>>599861Nah Hinata would volunteer because she's an amazing human being and then everyone would be like "shit if fucking HINATA is willing after the shit he gave her we've basically got to too."
>>5998712. Go talk to Danzo about this.
>>599871>1. Buckle down and get planning!Then>2. Go talk to Danzo about this.to see if there are flaws.
>>599871>2. Go talk to Danzo about this.Danzo, I need to kick the stuffing out of the Fourth Hokage's Daughter, How do? (we all know danzo would jump at this chance)
>>599871Wait wasn't it a fur coat?
>>599871>>2. Go talk to Danzo about this.
>>599871>1. Buckle down and get planning!>2. Go talk to Danzo about this.Both?Like plan with Danzo.
>>599871>2. Go talk to Danzo about this.
>>599879I'd suggest going too Danzo first, we may have more intel on the techniques Nori's family use and...other information that may be important
>>599871>2. Go talk to Danzo about this.GENJUTSU CRASH COURSE PLS
>>599883Danzo runs quests in his spare time and is a Mod?
>>5998711. Buckle down and get planning!2. Go talk to Danzo about this.Buckle down and plan with Danzo
>>599871>>599884>2. Go talk to Danzo about this.Mega both. Pop a clone to think about it while we go down and think even more about it with Danzo.
>>599871>Go talk to Danzo about this.
>>599871>>1. Buckle down and get planning!
Okay so.... buy up the deed to the space Ichiraku's is on beforehand, so if she calls the bluff we can go "oh I wouldn't would I? Then why do I already have the fucking deed right here?"
I assumed talking to Danzo means we are planning with him.
>>599893Haha apparently. Funny typo there on my part, turns out Danzo is a scumbag mod
>>599871>>599900This. Multi task like a boss.
>>599906Oh man. Oh man, that's strong.
>>599871>1. Buckle down and get planning!>2. Go talk to Danzo about this.
>>599906She'll threaten to tell everyone in the arena who were crushing on
>>599867Nobody ever accused teenage boys of being smart.>>599893DanzoQM? Lawdy.Time to go talk to Papa Danzo.Writing.
>>599906jesus fuck christ thats dark yet beautiful, we show up too the exam with fucking hostages
>>599918>>599923>>599906or we could be REALLY MEAN and replace ourselves with a clone and have it explode Ebisu-style. Maybe even make it look like him.
>>599918Those would just be words. Who'd even know if she wasn't just making something up? Doesn't matter if that's actually true if we can make her doubt sufficiently.
>>599909If Danzo is Nazimod 2.0....Are we the Uchiha? Oh god.>>599907You are correct.>>599906>>599915>>599923I like the way you think.
>>599925Nah, that's fucked up.Way too fucked up.
>>599906>>599923I'd rather we just fake the deed. Winning by happening to have money doesn't demonstrate our skills as a ninja. Faking a document to trick our enemy on the other hand does. Remember this is an exam.
>>599930Making all three daddies proud
>>599925Okay there's "forgive me I was bluffing. For one thing if I tried your mom would straight up honest to god murder me" and then there's "Nori and hinata hate us forever."
>>599934Ah but using all means at your disposal is also a ninja trait, so if you just to happen to have blackmail material and can afford to get it to leverage a advantage over some one then I think we get a pass.
>>599934knowing our enemy's weakness and exploiting it is
>>599871>1. Buckle down and get planning!
>>599941If we actually put it to a vote I think I'll vote for it now.
>>599934Fair enough. Make that shit look real as hell. Fake the Deed, the contract and signatures etc. Tell her if she says no that they will be shortly getting moved to Takigakure or something.When she asks how we say we made them an offer no one could refuse
>>599934Its also demonstrating knowledge of the opponent's emotional weaknesses. Yeah we wouldn't have the option if we weren't born into wealth but it's not exactly against the spirit to use any tool available.
>>599930Could we also ask about wearing our mother's headband to the Exams?
>>599939>>599933>>599929Faking our own death is a little much, but having her fight exploding clones while we chill in a corner could be perfect. She's dull enough to not notice they're all clones, and if they swarm her in taijutsu she has a choice between fight back and get blown up and don't fight back and get pounded. there are ways around that strategy, but I don't think she'd be able to figure one out.
>>599934Nah, she'll know if it's fake. Ramen addict intuition, yeah?Gotta do it for real.
>>599941It might go down well, yeah. Might not though. I don't think Minato will like it much. Neither will Nori. If we just trick her like a master rusemaster I feel like it'll be better received.
Ok all those who support bringing the fake deed/ramen stand hostage plan say Aye. This is actually a really fun idea and a great change of pace.
>>599930>>599906You had better fucking let us do this
>>599950Honestly the more detailed the story the more likely something is to make her go "hey wait that's dumb."
>>599957I'm liking the buyout plan more. We can of course have a backup
We have too make sure the store is closed tommrow so Nori can't get any ramen before the match, it'll also help sell the story
>>599962Aye to the fake taking it hostage. Doing it for real no. And that ebisu thing. Definitely fucking not
No.We buy Ichiraku Ramen.During the matche, we give Nori a choice. Either she fights us, and we close Ichiraku Ramen and give Teuchi and Ayame all of the dosh to live well.ORShe forfeits...and we give her the deed, letting her become the proprietor of her favorite ramen stand.
>>599906Don't have the real deed on us when we fight, obviously.Just a copy.
>>599961It can be a trick even with a real deed. The real deed just makes the trick more believable.
>>599960She also has 1.5 Intelligence. I think we can put one over on her.
>>599972I support this, she would probably give the deed back to them the goody two-shoes she is.
>>599974Well the yeah the real deed as opposed to a copy would be dumb to have because Nori might decide "if I just steal the deed problem solved right"
When Nori rages and says we are supposed too be Ninja, we just quip back "well i'm a business woman first"
>>599984Nah that really WOULD be bad for the examination. "Hey ninjas use every tool available" would look much better even if it's not as quippy.
>>599972This works too.Now, we shouldn't start the match off with it. The exams are supposed to be a display of skill, right? Instead we wait until some damage has been done or, rabbits forbid, we start losing, and then pull our trump card.We'll make her an offer she can't refuse.
>>599984A good ninja gets the job done, the specifics are unimportant.If you get fucked, you got fucked. Don't matter how it happened.
>>599982>>599974>>599972How about a combo? >I have the deed to Ichiraku Ramen>If you forfeit I'll give it to you>otherwise I'm shutting it down>But which one of us is the REAL Tsuki with the REAL deed?>Choose wrong and it'll EXPLODE!
>>599974>>599976If we're not going to have the real deed on us when we fight, why do we need a real deed at all?>>599984Bonus: Novice rusemasters would think that if she forfeits, we win, and if she doesn't, we have to fight. Master rusemasters like us pop a few clones just before we bring out the deed, and set up a massive trap/attack for her while she's making her decision. We win either way.
>>599990No, we should open with it. The last thing we want is for other contestants to see what we can do. The more tricks we have later on, the more we can pull out in a pinch.
>>599990Agreed we pull our trump card when we need it. Not before.
how about we just fight like sane people?
>>599993>nori's face when she tries to figure that one out>>599995You don't have to, but it's always better if the threat is real.
>>599990I'd rather open with it to enforce the rich girl persona as much as we can.
>>600000The quints make me want to trust you, but since when is sanity and 4chan compatible?
>>599993That's dumb. Honestly I don't want to bribe her it just... feels wrong? The suggestion she can be bought off might make her fight anyway out of spite. I'd rather just give it to her afterwards so no one can ever use it against her again as a gift, no strings attached.
>>599993I don't like this plan, but I'll support it if the band plays dramatic music while we give her the ultimatum.
>>600000Cool gets, but no.
>>600000>Because I'm scared, anon. Nori's gonna shrek us if we don't outwit her.
>>599998It's a trump card that's ONLY good for Nori.
>>600003True, we're going in with an orchestra and a ball gown.If we lead off by winning like that, it'll cement the idea that we don't have any actual skills and just bribed our way to this point.
>>600000Because we don't want to have to pull out stellar chakra before we have to and beating Nori would almost definitely require it.
>>600014Exactly, and it isn't like we won't fight is she says no. But we have to put the plan into action the day before so she can't buy Ramen the day of.
>>600001>>600007>>600008We don't have to bribe her, we can go full stick.>I have the deed to ichiraku Ramen>After this match I'm going to have it bulldozed>To keep it safe i have it right here on me>I sure hope you don't try to steal it because this is the original and I don't have any copiesSo she'll plan to steal the deed from us to save Ichiraku, but them we bust out the exploding clones and play hot potato to keep her focused on the deed instead of pounding our ass backwards.
>>600022And it's true that nori is strong as well.That whole side is full of strong people, and then sasuke at the end.The less we have to fight, the better.It'll be more than a little tiring.
>>600026That is the backup plan for if she tries to call us on our bluff I'd say.
>>600026whats your plan for the fox juju? Those clones of ours are expensive
>fight normally at first.>Things get tense. "Looks like I'm going to have to go all out.">Nori expecting stellar release, pull the ramen card.>Later on in the tourney.>"Looks like I'm going to have to go all out.">"Ha, you think anything being a little rich girl would get you will work on me?'>Stellar release out of fucking nowhere.
>>600026I'd rather not claim that we're going to completely destroy a working-class family's livelihood. Maybe instead a blanket ban on the Uzumaki family or simply hire the ramen purveyors as chefs at the Norihime mansion. That way we can have it made for ourselves and then simply throw it away to have an actually decent meal.
>>600032>out of nowhereWe'll have to do it for her match.
>>600032>Fight starts>Pull Ramen CardFixed it
>>600029She will call our bluff. I don't think she's going to stop for pretty much anything. That's why we should just use it to confuse her, throw her off balance, get the initiative to us. The longer we can keep her confused and not charging straight at us, the better.
>>600038You say that, but we can make this a very convincing bluff. Then the second she is highest in her confusion, we can attack if we want.
>>600037I like the idea of setting up future opponents to think being a rich girl is the only trump card we have. It makes them think they have our measure rather than being cautious about us being an unknown. Their failure? not looking underneath the underneath.
I'm worried about Hinata. One one hand I wouldn't want her to lose against Lee, but on the other I don't want Garra's crazy ass anyway near her. He'll either defeat her without serious injury because of Tsuki, or severely injure or even try to kill her to get at Tsuki.
To those anons who want us to whip out explosive clones to bomb Nori into submission theirs just four little problems1) Shadow Clones are expensive in chakra and Tsuki can only make 12) Normal clones are shit3) Tsuki doesn't know how to explode her clones.4) All the clones experience gets passed back to the main body once its destroyed.
>>600046We can just use some regular fire jutsu while she tries to close the gap. Her wind jutsu will make he job harder and the chains can't be that long ranged.
You collect your notebook and writing utensils and head down to Danzo’s room in the basement. As is what seems to be the norm of late, the elevator is engaged- though with your key the matter of summoning for it is a non-issue. What greets you certainly isn’t what you expect- but then again, you weren’t expecting an entire orchestra on your doorstep when you returned home, either. Hanging on the walls of the old ROOT facility are detailed stat-sheets on every single shinobi present in the final round of the exams, including yourself.Danzo is sitting at his desk, deeply engaged in his research, though he quickly realizes that you have joined him.“Ah, Tsuki! Welcome back- I’ve taken the liberty of using my connections to gather further information about your prospective opponents. All the better for us to concoct stratagem, of course.” The old shinobi seems to have more life in him than the last time you spoke- good. Maybe he took your words to heart?“Good to see you’re hard at work, Danzo. I take it you know who my first bout is to be against?” you ask, already knowing the answer.“The look on his face- that will certainly be one for the books. She’s one of the favorites to win the whole thing- just like her brother at the last examination. It will be a big upset- and draw everyone’s eyes towards you.” Danzo says with a guilty smile.“As they should be- especially after Father’s display! Ohohohohoho~!”Your laughter echoes throughout the empty halls- it feels good to be able to laugh like that again.Danzo rises, and slowly makes his way over to Nori’s stat-sheet, the loadout complete with a copy of her Shinobi photograph- the young blond thumbing her nose at the camera. Quite the charming picture.“So, what were you thinking? I have some ideas- but I’d love to hear what you’ve been working on. I know that brain of yours hasn’t been idle.”Well…1. Obviously I just overwhelm her with my power!2. Utilize Afterglow to hit her before she knows what happened!3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….4. I’ll just fight her normally- I think I can win out.5. Keep Stellar a secret at all costs!
>>600044I think Hinata is smart enough to know when to give. That's rock lee's flaw, if he wouldn't give up the jounin weren't allowed to interfere without serious injury.
>>600038>>600042>>600043>>600029>first round of the chunin exam>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EkBuKQEkioIt's a nice four layer plan, sure to impress the judges.>BriberyI'll give you the deed if you forfeit>DistractionYou might be able to steal the deed instead>MisdirectionWhich one is the real Tsuki and which one is the bomb, (hint: they're both bombs)>Brute forceNUCLEAR FIRE
>>600035We could literally buy the owner into retirement. Or we could buy him a whole new restaurant in the capital. Worst case scenario we could offer to remodel the restaurant for him free of charge, and have it out of commission for 6 months. just enough time for the next chunnin exams.
>>600049>1. Obviously I just overwhelm her with my power!
>>600049>3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….
>>600055>>600056She already knows.Plus we'll have to use Afterglow to keep up with her speed.
>>600044Lee ought to win IF he immediately goes all out against a girl. Given his personality, I'm not sure he will. Otherwise it's"Give up Hinata, I'm clearly faster than you. Wait why aren't my arms moving?">>600046Explosive tags. How does shadow cloning weapons work? If we make clones, do they get copies of all the tags we have on us?>otherwise just buy fucktons
>>6000493. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….
>>600058It is for everyone else Anon, also it isn't like we can't fight her.
>>600049>6. Her favorite ramen stand is Ichiraku. It's a small stand, only two people working it. I'll just buy it and make a copy of the deed to carry into the ring. Bribery, by giving it to her if she forfeits. Extortion, by shutting the place down if she doesn't.
>>600049>3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret…
>>600064Can't fight what you can't touch/see.
>>600049>3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….All aboard the "I bought Ichiraku and will do terrible things to it if you don't let me win" plan.
Anons lets make sure to have Danzo or Mari makes bets on us for the exams, since we never showed anything big before hand we can make alot of money on this
>>600049>3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….Operation: Raman Stand Hostage is a goSecondly she will surly be covering her weaknesses but I feel genjutsu will help. The issue is she is as you say a "powerhouse" I can't fight her head on and whenever she gets close too loosing she gets strange bubbly red chakra...
>>600049>2. Utilize Afterglow to hit her before she knows what happened!
>>600049>3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….We should also demonstrate our new abilities so he can update the datasheet.
>>600049>3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….What are the odds that Nori has a secret weapon of her own in the form of a Sexy no Jutsu, Itachi Edition?What are the odds that it works?
>>600068You didn't even vote for afterglow
>>600079That was implied.Plus, with Afterglow we're as fast as her.
>>600046Minor corrections- just to clarify.Tsuki has been able to make two shadow clones for some time now. She's actually quite close to being able to make three. Shadow Clones made in Afterglow take on stellar properties- such as exploding when struck. She doesn't know how to use them outside of Afterglow, however- and this combination is quite expensive.
>>600077Low odds of having it, but if she uses it we will be pretty hard pressed to not be stunned for a second.
>>600049>2. Utilize Afterglow to hit her before she knows what happened!>3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….
>>600077If she calls our bluff with a bluff of her own. I guess we're just going to have to use afterglow.
>>600080Anon there is a vote right below what you said that is for focusing on Afterglow. Also you are implying we can't do our blackmail and actually fight her.
>>600049>3. I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….Sinister Tsuki is sinister.
>>600086For hitting her "before she realizes what happened".Except she's as fast as us while we're in Afterglow.
>>600085inb4 she botches it and makes Ebisu instead.
Time to break out the Norihime Clan's actual Kekkai Genkai: Acquisitions and Mergers. Writing.
>>600051You know I just chose that clip on a whim, but after actually watching it it's ridiculously relevant.
reminder that we don't have to win to become a chunin
>>600049>I actually have something more sinister planned- potentially even keeping my abilities secret….
>>600106It helps, though.
>>600106we don't, but a Norihime doesn't get by on 'good enough'.it just isn't done.no, instead we get by on horrific, underhanded, and morally-dubious actions.thanks dad.
>>600113no no, it's not morally dubious. It's in an ethically gray area. sounds more positive.
So, stage-one:bribery is simple, but how do we convince Nori that shouldn't just destroy the deed? Maybe tell her that the location is about to be bulldozed and only the deed holder can stop it? Or should we just blatantly try to "trick" her into destroying it and let her come to her own conclusions?
>>600118Tell her we have already made multiple copies.
>>600117Extraordinary.It reads as impressive, rather than abominable, according to our focus groups.
>>600117Tsuki is simply making Nori straighten out her priorities
>>600113Dad(s) I think this sort of thing would please all three of them.Across the leaf they all feel a strange warmness in their hearts...like something beautiful been born again
>>600125"A true show of the Norihime spirit of ingenuity" - touts Proud Family"The embodiement of Leaf shinobi talent." - states a Family Friend"Like a snake, shedding its old skin to reveal shining new scales" - an Unnamed Friendly Source
>>600133>"Like a snake, shedding its old skin to reveal shining new scales"That could come from both Orochimaru and Fugaku
>>600136Look, I can't reveal my sources.They'd kill me. Uh, my superiors, I mean.
>>600136Naruto down, just give the girl what she wants Nori! aaannd she's disqualified
Well I don't like the idea of closing it or threatening to close it. Let's just ban her family from going there as the threat.
>>600143kinda don't work in a world with transformation jutsu. Leave it open ended we just say they won't be around anymore because we made an offer they can't refuse. let her int 1.5 imagination do the rest
>>600143We have to go all in on the bluff anon. Unless the DC for just a family ban is lower, then maybe that. Maybe.
>>600143It's a bluff. We aren't actually going to do it.
>>600143No, threaten to close it down forever if she doesn't forfeit.But at the same time, tell her that her family can eat there for free if she does.Positive AND negative reinforcement.Using both makes either seem even stronger.
>>600150Can't we just threaten to make it a soba stand instead?
You go over your plan with Danzo briefly- and the old shinobi seems quite surprised.“Do you really have such a low opinion of your teammate?” he asks with a half-cocked smile.“Nori is a valuable ally- her intelligence notwithstanding. She’s a dangerous foe, and if she can be neutralized without having to resort to violence, that would be best. It would have the added benefit of keeping my abilities hidden for longer- another boon against the strong enemies that await further down the bracket.” you explain.“Besides- if it fails, the Norihime family simply makes our long awaited breakthrough into the highly competitive and lucrative food stand business.” Danzo can’t help but laugh- but he does see the wisdom in your plan.“Worst case scenario, you fight her as you would normally. Shinobi must use every asset at their command- and this does not exclude finances. Minato might grumble, but in the end, it would be Nori’s fault more than yours.” he concludes.“I doubt your father would disagree- and Maru should be able to produce enough funds to purchase the deed if you so desire. But, let’s be clear- are you actually going to purchase the deed, or merely fake it?” he asks.1. I plan on purchasing it, and bring it into battle.2. No, it will be a fake all along.3. I plan on purchasing it, but I won’t bring the real one into battle.
>>600151That's fucking stupid.There's no reason not to go right to killing the shop.
>>600143you bring up an interesting point. Minato is going to be crying tears of blood over this>Nori loses>muffled "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" from the Kage boxWe might even be able to bribe HIM for the swords!
>>600153>3. I plan on purchasing it, but I won’t bring the real one into battle.
>>600150This is the way to do it.>>6001533. I plan on purchasing it, but I won’t bring the real one into battle.
>>600150Even the Norihime family doesn't have infinite money, anon.I still think we should just fake the deed. If we go with the real thing and Nori actually gives up? It'd definitely damage our friendship. If we never had the real deed in the first place then there's no question of our threat being serious.
>>600153>2. No, it will be a fake all along.We might not always be able to rely on money.
>>600153>2. No, it will be a fake all along.
>>600163But we can right now! Seize the chance when you can and take the initiative!
>>600153>4. I'll purchase it, but you'll hold it. Ready to display it in plain sight when I point it out. We'll also need a copy made...
>>600160We bought a fucking orchestra for our entrance.Maybe you've forgotten what ichiraku's actually looks like.It's one step above a fuckin' cart.
>>600155Cause its ours?Why the fuck is our plan "Lets destroy jobs and a popular franchise to spite someone" rather then "Take their favorite thing off the menu." Its like.. a really stupid plan.
>>600153>3. I plan on purchasing it, but I won’t bring the real one into battle.I also support offering to upgrade ichiraku if she forfeits. Like a total rebuild if the owner wishes, and he gets the deed afterwards.
>>600176I was talking about the price of feeding those Uzumakis.
>>600176The trick is HOW much all you can eat is for 3 narutos.
>>600177I guess you really are retarded.Of course we're not actually going to close it, you tard.
>>600181That is a good point, but we can limit them by how many ingredients there are in a day.
>>600153>4. I'll purchase it, but you'll hold it. Ready to display it in plain sight when I point it out. We'll also need a copy made...Be careful here guys...very, very careful. Because after we win this...if we win this Nori may be less than happy...
>>600153>>3. I plan on purchasing it, but I won’t bring the real one into battle.We should threaten to turn it into a chic cafe. It's in a great location and everything.I also like the idea of having the place closed for remodeling as a devious ploy to make her think we're serious.
>>600177I think just banning her entire family is good enough. Let her sit outside and WATCH other people eat it infront of her. We can sell it to her after the tournament, or use it as leverage against Minato.
>>600181>>600182The Norihime family is not willing to sleep in the gutter. No all you can eat for the uzumaki clan.
>>600186This is a bluff >>600188Good ideas here
>>600182About as much as maru spends on breakfast every morning.As much as they eat, it's still ramen.
Actually buying the restaurant.You're all mad, and I love it.Writing.
>>600189This, This is so much better than just closing it.>>600177It's a Bluff anon. AKA a lie.
>>600189>use it as leverage against Minato.Pretty sure he could just eminent domain it back into existence. Normally he wouldn't be petty enough for that, but if we're trying to extort him, yeah he totally be petty enough for that.>>600196being that it is not industrially produced instant ramen, you have to deal with Labor Costs.
>>600188>Think of it Nori, it would become the hip trendy spot for Konoha's youth, all of them ordering sal-ads
>>600198This is the beginning of Ramen Merchant quest.
>>600198Don't underestimate the lengths Tsuki will go to for a bluff.
>>600198You could say we've got more dollars than sense
>>600200Ichiraku's is popular regardless, they make more from sales that they'd lose from feeding those three.It pays for itself, we're only really paying to purchase the establishment itself.
>>600195>>600201It's the beginning of our Konoha gentrification plan.
Remember though guys, we still need an actual plan to beat her. There's a good chance she won't stop fighting, but if we're lucky she'll at least stop jumping at us a bit. We should use the time to set up a jutsu somehow.Also bear in mind the possibility that she goes absolutely apeshit (i.e. fox) with rage at us.
>>600199Right but a bluff only works if its believable."I'm going to waste money to beat you." is less believable then "I'm going to ruin your favorite resturant and still make money."
>>600196Real handmade ramen is a bit more cost intensive than packaged stuff. The noodles are hand made, the broth can simmer for days, the fresh vegetables and meats aren't cheap. Tonkotsu ramen I make at home from scratch runs me a couple bucks a serving. Realistically not much for our wealth, but the uzumaki clan is near Goku level eaters.
>>600206>Tsuki takes over the shinobi world>Not with weapons>But with hipsters!
>>600208Fire Jutsu at range, Afterglow to keep up. Evade and try to pepper her down. AVOID CHAINS. if we get caught we have to go all out with Stellar to melt them.>>600209Who do you think we are?
>>600200I'm not talking major geopolitical schemeing here, just a little blackmail to grease the wheels. >>600201>>600205>>600206You know as ridiculous as it is, buying Ichiraku could actually be the beginning of restoring ROOT.>buy Ichiraku>profit off of an entire family of Uzumakis with Hokage dosh>expand into a franchise>Ichiraku's in every village>secretly staffed by ninja
>>600208This is part 1, if it fails we move to part two, a no holds barred fight where we will most likely use our stellar techniques. I would say save afterglow if she uses the demon chakra.
>>600210No shit.It's still cheap food.
>>600215She is a full point higher than us on Taijutsu and Speed. Afterglow may be needed early on.
>>600213Try to blackmail the military dictator that you are part of the military he runs is not going to work. He will put extra effort into just proving to you that it doesn't work.
I'm bailing out to get some sleep.I look forward to seeing the McIchiraku family food chain expand under benevolent Norihime ownership in the morning.
>>600201Who wants to bet that Tsuki would have it renamed to something sexual without realising it like with afterglow.
>>600212This is more a general plan for fighting, I had in mind more along the lines of:>Tsuki goes "all out", pulls out deed>Nori stops and/or gets mad>Meanwhile her clones which Nori forgot about (INT 1.5) set up a few things>Nori charges forward, shedding tears for all the ichiraku ramen she'll never get to eat>Runs straight into an explosive tag>Pushed back a bit by the blast>Onto another explosive tag>Gets even madder>Tsuki fire dragons the shit out of her>Nori just manages to dodge>Onto another explosive tag>Gets struck by the lightning jutsu Tsuki was preparing with her earlier fire dragons
>>600224Speaking of sexual innuendo's. Did we end up naming that attack Solar Beam?
>>6002245 Inchers, you know because of the noodles
>>600226Nori isn't smart, but she isn't a novice. She would notice clones.
>>600221We don't need to target him, just his wife. Where her stomach goes Kushina follows, and where Kushina goes Minato follows. It's a joke anon. >>600224You know Norihime Ramen actually works>Norihime>Nori-hime>Seaweed Princess
>>600232That fits a sushi place more, I think.
Or we leave the name alone and just the Norihime crown.
>>600230Would she notice them when they're behind her while we're in the middle of telling her we're going to ban her from her favourite food bar? Seems to me she might be distracted enough at that point that she wouldn't notice. Then again I can't really recall how supernaturally observant ninjas usually are.
>>600235Then we just have to convert it into a sushi place. A classy, upscale sushi place.
>>600239Ichiraku Ramen, a proud member of TSUKI CORP
>>600241If we try to do anything while that is going on that might clue her in its a bluff. Also this is a big stadium with lots of people.
>>600239>>600243Yeah, go full conglomerate and just have dozens of different subordinate franchises. I won't be satisfied until we can eat Norihime brand ramen with Norihime brand utensils on Norihime brand stools in a Norihime brand building with Norihime brand lighting and fixtures while wearing Norihime brand clothing and cosmetics, wash it down with a Norihime brand softdrink, and then kick back and relax with a Norihime brand cigarette while watching the Norihime News Network on a Norihime brand TV through Norihime brand cable.
>>600239>>600243>>600252Uh, guys? The tournament?... screw it, let's just play McNorihime quest.I'm off to bed now, good luck acquiring a cunning keikaku.
>>600255>The tournament?The fuck is that?
>>600256can we buy one?
>>600256>>600259I think he means the things were the fleshie billboards try to look good.
>>600259>>600256We should look into sponsoring the next tournament, if it's possible.
>>600256>>600259>>600262>>600263>>600255As a FIFTH level of planning, this is also the GRAND OPENING OF NORIHIME RAMEN!
After leaving the orchestra in Danzo’s capable hands, you give Maru the rundown of what you’re planning. Her grin is a little bit more devious than it should be.“Now, you could always bulldoze it anyway, Tsuki-dono. Just think of what places could be built on that land!”“No, no. We don’t want to anger the powers that be by forcing that much change. They need to agree to us willingly- otherwise the Fourth might try something. Please get the money ready- I need to change.” you instruct.“Of course, right away, Tsuki-dono!”------------------------------You take the opportunity to slip into your new outfit. You need to look the part while Father is away- and really, you just want an excuse to wear this thing before it could potentially be damaged by some barbaric blonde.------------------------------With Maru as your escort, you make your way downtown into Konoha’s bustling business district. With the exams nearly here, it’s primetime for these entrepreneurs- there’s rarely a better time to make money in Konoha. The sun has set, however- so many places are beginning to close up. The streetlights have all kicked on by the time you reach Ichiraku’s- and even better, the place seems to be suffering from a bit of a traffic drought. The ramen merchant only seems to have a single customer, a young man with long blonde hair.As Maru pulls the curtain aside, you take a seat on the far side of the bar- no need to interrupt his meal. Teuchi, being his normal exuberant self, greets you warmly as you enter.“Ah, the young miss Norihime! It’s been a while- I understand you were off training hard since your last visit! But, if we’ve made a fan out of you, surely we have nothing to fear!” the ramen merchant jokes.If only he had any idea.“Quite so, Teuchi. In fact, I was so taken by the quality of your dishes, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands to ensure your success. I won’t beat around the bush- I’m here to purchase Ichiraku Ramen.” You begin.“Buy? Ichiraku Ramen? Miss Norihime I’m afraid your jokes are a bit beyond me- you’re welcome to as much of our business as you like, but I’m afraid I cannot simply sell off my family’s livelyhood!” he responds, somewhat confused.You snap your fingers, and Maru produces a briefcase, filled with stacks of 10,000 Ryo notes. As you open it, Teuchi is stunned.“I wasn’t joking. I’m offering you 10 million Ryo for Ichiraku Ramen. I have no intention of putting you out of business, Teuchi. Quite the contrary- I want you to have the success you’ve earned. Let’s talk business.-----------------------------
Get those dosh pictures ready anons were gonna need the luck
“....So, we could continue to work at our Ramen shop, doing what we love- just with your family’s backing? I suppose that isn’t a bad thing- we could certainly use the money.” Teuchi admits.“That’s a way of looking at it. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Norihime Corporation, you would be able to own and operate your own location- just as you always have. In fact, we’d encourage you to use this money to further develop this flagship location. We, as the principal owners, would have complete control of the Ichiraku Brand- we would handle all large scale business arrangements and the like. Very little would change for you, and what did would be for the better. We’d change your uniforms- nothing major, but brand cross-promotion is important to us.” You explain, producing a contract from the briefcase.“...I’m not quite sure what most of that meant, but it doesn’t sound like you’d be making business worse, or changing the family recipe….” “Quite the contrary, Teuchi. I know nothing about how to prepare ramen- I wouldn’t dream of changing how your family makes it- it’s wonderful. I’m just here to make your financial problems go away….”You hand Teuchi a pen, and he looks hard at the contract, before signing his name."There, it's done! That wasn't so bad, was it? You're now a part of the most successful business partnership in the world- be proud, Teuchi! Don't worry- I'll take care of everything. I'll even have plans for the remodel and the new uniforms drafted by tomorrow!" you exclaim.The ramen merchant still seems lost- but as you hand him the briefcase, the confusion seems to abate."This is the beginning of a long and prosperous friendship, Teuchi. Welcome to the family."
>>600269This, don't want him to quit working there or anything, just want it under our name.
>>600271And just like that Nori's attempts to ball bust will be broken.Cue dramatic princess OHOHOHOHOH!
>>600269>>600271Tsuki "Tom Hagen" Norihime
Nori is going to be so upset with us I dont even.
>>600285I'm more afraid of Kushina
>>600271Give him a hug and ask for a bowl of ramen!
>>600288We're actually gonna have to deal with Nori, Kushina and Naruto. Gosh.
>>600284>Not posting the superior wrestling money songI'm ashamed anonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od3cjyHctjo
>>600285>>600288Why? They can still eat there.
>>600293Ted has a better evil laugh
>>600295That we're threatening her favourite place to eat?We might not actually mean to follow through on it but she won't know that in the heat of the moment.
>>600299This is why i want to straight up give it to her after. "Hey, exposed a weakness, but here now no one can use it against you again!"
>>600300Maybe her parents.
>>600303Do trusts exist? we could set up a trust!
>>600305Just how many Murders and Executions are in our future?
>>600300No we're keeping it until we make our initial buy in back at the least.
As you’re finishing up, the young man, who has been patiently observing this entire transaction, speaks up.“You know, the quality of one’s art tends to diminish once they’ve stopped creating for creation’s sake.” He lectures, his chin resting in one of his palms.“Then again, you business types rarely appreciate art anyway. Always about the money- and never about the art.”Who is he to lecture you- some art connoisseur? “I’ll have you know I have no intention on changing Teuchi’s particular art- I wouldn’t dream of it. It would lose everything that makes it unique if I were to do so.” you retort.“That’s what they all say- and soon enough there will be one on every corner, with some novice working the stove. I’ve seen it all before- Artists and Businessmen just don’t mix.” he declares.“I’m sorry you think that way. I’m sure the Norihime Corporation could fund your art as well, if you wished. We invest heavily into works of cultural significance, after all.” you offer.“Hah, I think my art might be a bit avant garde for you- but when I explode onto the scene- and believe me, I will- there won’t be a single person who doesn’t know my name. But, I shouldn’t be wasting time arguing with a suit.” The young man puts down the requisite amount of money for his meal, along with a healthy tip.“My compliments to the chef!” he announces before rising and leaving the stall. As he leaves, you notice his hands- purple fingernail polish. Odd fashion choice…. But then again, he's a rather odd person, so you suppose it fits.
>>600312>the quality of one’s art
>>600312Well, he's got Anon perfectly figured out.
>>600312What the fuck is he doing in here aaaaa
>>600271Now if we really wanted to fill out the devious capitalist role, we could try to frame the fight as a publicity stunt for our new acquisition. Something like "Ichiraku Ramen! Now that's ramen worth fighting for!"
Oh fuck. Konoha is so boned.
Thanks for the scare Wargle, now I can stay up for the rest of this thread.
>>600319Presumably, with tons of uchiha around orichimaru didn't bother to try to steal shishue's, so he's still in akatsuki and asked for volunteers for his grudge match.deidara for new husbando
>>600326Akatsuki v Orchimaru armyWe are the battleground.
>>600312>the quality of one’s art >my art might be a bit avant garde for you>purple fingernail polishoh my goodness! Alert the ANBU at onceITS AN ART STUDENT!
>>600312>We didn't get to debate Deidara on what art is best>We didn't get to talk to Kakuzu about Dosh>We didn't get to talk to Kisama about swordsEver time we deal with the Akatsuki I get bummed out, when is the alternate universe thread where Tsuki grew up in the Rain as Konan's daughter?
>>600312>Deidara's going to blow up the chunin examsOh shit! We're looking at some sort of ultimate showdown. Is there even going to be a Konoha left after this tournament?
Well....shit. We really need to get with dad and do some engineering so we can fan girl over sasori's puppets and talk bank with kakuzu
The fucks with all the Akatsuki? Maybe he's not part of them yet......
>>600336>puppetsI loved them anon, but that ship has sailed.
>>600337He's nails are painted purple, thats an Akatsuki thing if I remember right
Wait for Deidera too make his move, as he's on the run step out of the chaos, "I do like this art of your's lets talk business"
>>600337>The fucks with all the Akatsuki?Mass abduction, maybe?Or Orochimaru is gonna "help save" Konoha and try to sneak back in.>>600338I'd personally like to look into them after the Exams.Give them a try.
>>600338I mean not for them been puppets but for the gadgets and concealed weapons, the engineering involved in them. Hidden flamers, water jets, blades, poisons and bomb, it's our favorite things besides sensei and money
>>600342Right, good point.>>600341No anon, they are gone.
>>600339They also wear rings with symbols on them.Orochimaru's is 空
>>600341Give the fucking puppets a rest, it isn't happening
>>600339Then what the fucks with all the Akatsuki? first the zombie's then Shisui and Sharklad. Then Konan and what was probably Nagato/Pain in disguise now Hand Mouth. Seriously Wargle what the fucks with them all?>>600341Gaara, Fuu and Nori and Naruto. Probably>>600345Blondie took his place if I recall.
>>600348Don't forget Hidan and Kakuzu
>>600350No anon, they aren't happening. It is just a pipe dream that will never happen. We can still have cool gadgets though.
>>600349They're the Zombies. Deidara calls them the Zombie duo. I forgot their names
>>600346I AM ANGRY.ANGRY ABOUT PUPPETS.
>>600348Anon I cannot tell if you're being serious right now. Might as well write the whole plot synopsis for you right now!
>>600348>Gaara, Fuu and Nori and Naruto. ProbablyAnd Tsuki, if Orochimaru has told them anything.>Blondie took his place if I recall.Nope.> Left little finger: "sky", "void" (空, kū); worn by Orochimaru. Its colour is slate blue.
Regardless, you’re in a good mood. Your offer was a success- and you now have a signed contract from Teuchi granting ownership to your family. Some quick duplication and uniform change, along with some temporary downtime….. Ohohohohoh~! She won’t know what hit her.As you and Maru walk back towards the family’s manor, you can’t help but peer over Konoha’s nightscape, illuminated by the streetlights. You suppose this is art as well, in a way. Is well designed machinery so different from art? Are artists and engineers so different? It was a shame you couldn’t talk more to that young artist- he certainly seemed very passionate about his work. Father can be the same way, and you can see that in yourself, as well. Ah well, you have more important things to worry about- you did promise Teuchi remodeling plans and new uniforms, after all. A Norihime wouldn’t dare let down a business associate; especially her first contractual acquisition. Simple and clean- all black, with the white Norihime logo…. Will give the place a feel of higher class. Nori will hate it. You can barely contain your laughter as you head into the Manse, with Maru heading off to take possession of your family’s guests. You’ll likely need to practice with them all day tomorrow, to make sure they have their queues right for the music you want them to play. All in the name of a good performance. But, before you resign yourself to paperwork and sleep, there is one more thing you need to do…You head down into the old ROOT facility, into the main training room. Danzo accompanies you, as his shift watching the musicians has ended, much to his joy. As you sit down on the padded floor, you concentrate- you know you can develop one of your stellar techniques further.
>>600357What the fucks with them all turning up all the time. If Tsuki goes to the bathroom will she have to look in the bowl to check to see if Zetsu and Tobi are crawling up it?>>600358I woudn't be surprised if they where after Tsuki. But she doesn't really have anything they want.Or does she????And Orochimaru used to be Sasori's partner.
>>600363And he's not blonde.Plus, Tsuki has the Stellar Release.
Man. Deidara is a cutie.
>>600363What is your issue with them turning up anon? Also stop asking the same stupid question over and over, OP said it's spoiler territory
>>600362>Simple and clean- all black, with the white Norihime logo…. Will give the place a feel of higher class. >Nori will hate it.Well now i'm feeling bad
[You can develop one of your Abilities further! Currently, you have three stellar techniques-Shooting Star, and it’s more advanced AOE child technique, Star Fall.Afterglow, which has yet to be advancedAnd an as of yet Unnamed ability, which has yet to be advanced either. Which of these would you like to advance further?1. Shooting Star!2. Afterglow!3. That laser thing!
>>600369>2. Afterglow!Time to reduce speed but maximise uptime.
>>600369>2. Afterglow!Finally get to catch this quest live.
>>600369>2. Afterglow!Gotta go fast, all of it, 100% speed and reaction focus
>>600369>2. Afterglow!Is this even a question?
>>600364not blonde.....>>600367To me it feels like their popping up wherever we look, and was questioning that. And I thought Wargle here >>600357was talking about cannon plot not his plot.
>>600371nope, more speed. Stamina stuff comes later because there are numerous methods already to provide rapid chakra generation
seems pretty unanimous
>>600382>not blonde.....Yeah.>>600363>And Orochimaru used to be Sasori's partner.
>>600369>1. Shooting Star!
>>600369>2. Sanic Hedgehog
>>600382>>600387Also> Right index finger: "blue", "green" (青, ao, shō); worn by Deidara. Its colour is teal.
>>600382You have seen a few of them- mostly in cameos, or alongside where in Shisui and Sharkboy's case, a similar point in the timeline to establish the characters.Or I can just be like Kishimoto and shove all the characters to the backend right before they die, instead of having a "living" world.In a quest format, it's much harder to "see" everyone. Too many fights happen off screen, or may not be relevant. I'm not saying everyone will have screen time, but the Akatsuki have more of a place in the story than Kaguya does- but I'm not telling the exact same story. Also, Afterglow, the obvious choice. Writing.
Afterglow has proven to be preeminently useful among your stellar abilities- and you think it’s time to develop it further.You decide to try and focus on….1. Having it bolster your body more than it already does! (+1 str vs. +0.5 currently)2. Reduce its stamina cost! (Will allow you to use Afterglow for a longer period of time, for less stamina.) 3. Try to go even faster! (+1.5 speed vs. 1.0 currently. Increases stamina cost and chakra consumption.)4. Try to add a defensive component to Afterglow! (Adds a damaging effect to those who strike you while in Afterglow- making you fast and unpleasant to hit.)
>wake up, have breakfast, check /qst/ before going to work>mfw we're actually going through with this plan
>>600398>2. Reduce its stamina cost! (Will allow you to use Afterglow for a longer period of time, for less stamina.)
>>600398>3. Try to go even faster! (+1.5 speed vs. 1.0 currently. Increases stamina cost and chakra consumption.)>speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeddd
>>6003982. Reduce its stamina cost! (Will allow you to use Afterglow for a longer period of time, for less stamina.)
>>600387Hint Yellow hair is Blonde in cartoons and Anime. Also if you're trying to make a point. actually fucking make it instead of dancing around the subject.>>600395Thanks for the clarification Wargle.you didn't have to answer
>>600410I made a mistake.But Deidara has a different ring. Not Orochimaru's.
>>600398>1. Having it bolster your body more than it already does! (+1 str vs. +0.5 currently)
>>600398>3. Try to go even faster! (+1.5 speed vs. 1.0 currently. Increases stamina cost and chakra consumption.)We need to be able to out pace people darn it
>>600398>2. Reduce its stamina cost! (Will allow you to use Afterglow for a longer period of time, for less stamina.)If possible, i'd like to be able to stay in this state permanently at some point.
>>600414Yeah so did I. I remember Deidara mentioning something about replacing Orochimaru in the anime. Turns out that was only for being partnered with Sasori.
>>600410It came off snippier than I meant it to be. I was just confused why establishing the Akatsuki early was suspect (when they literally start showing up in the next Arc in the anime) when Kaguya wasn't. If it doesn't seem organic enough, that it's my failure.
>>600419Orochimaru kept the ring, I think.
>(+1.5 speed vs. 1.0 currently. Increases stamina cost and chakra consumption.)Even though I'm not voting for it right now, am I hearing the possibility of 6.5/5 speed?
>>600420Nah senpai, it's been working really well, or at least I think so. I've enjoyed all the cameos so far. Although I'm not the anon you were talking to
>>600422No. At maximum level of advancement, it sets your speed to 6 while in afterglow. It cannot go beyond 6.
Seems we're all in for reducing Stamina cost. Writing.
>>600425So for min maxing purposes, we should just stick to improving our base speed.
>>600420Nah came off fine. Like I said you didn't have to answer. Really it just seems like we're meeting them all in a really short amount of time. Although considering the chances and what the Akatsuki do, its probably not that surprising that we are.>>600421Yep so no replacement for him. Thank you wiki.
>>600433It already pushes us past the normal limit of 5.There's no real reason a more advanced version wouldn't push it a little further than that.
>>600431okay despite wargle crushing my dreams to such a degree i don't even have an appropriate reaction image, under wargle's system previous Fastest Men Alive have capped out at 5.5 out of 5, "merely" giving us Faster Than Anyone, Ever is PRETTY DAMN SWEET.
>>600437We cool, anon?
>>600440And?Merely that much speed may not be enough in some situation.If you're 6.5/5 instead of just 6, you can cover a greater distance and possibly save someone's ass, outrun a bomb, whatever.
>>600431>>600428Powerlevels. Stats in Naruto generally don't go above 5, as it's a 0-5 system. The passive Norihime genius buff allows Tsuki to reach 5.5/5 naturally, with training- but Afterglow is a temporary buff, akin to the Raikage's ability, which is similar.If the Raikage is Faster than all other shinobi except Minato, he's obviously above 5- so I've set him at 5.5 while in that state. You can choose to develop Afterglow similarly, as it's a very similar style of ability.
>>600449speaking of breaking the standard power level charts, is there anyone else who actually breaks above 5 for Int.
>>600450Orichimaru's left nut
>>600442Of course.deleted previous post because I didn't understand Afterglows effect well enough. I think
>>600446Not to mention the extra speed would be nice if we ever happened to face more than a single s-class ninja at once, where they could work together to corner or catch us despite our speed.If you're even faster than that, you might be able to wiggle out of it.>>600449So you're saying the extra speed would be there, it's just not reflected in the score system?
Guys. It's called diminishing returns. This isn't a complicated concept.
If you can stay in the Afterglow state for longer, you’ll have more of an ability to push the advantages it gives. You continue to practice shifting in and out of the Afterglow state at will- and holding it for longer periods of time, similar to your original Shadow Clone training.While maintaining it for long periods of time is still impractical, you definitely feel the strain of energy depletion far slower than before.[What does this mean mechanically? It has lowered Afterglow’s continuous cost by about ⅓. It also means you will get a warning before afterglow expires- generally before a major choice, instead of you just dropping out whenever Tsuki dips below the threshold. If you choose to push through the warning, there will be a check, to see if she can dig deep and keep the effect going for longer.]
>>600459Ur doin it wronghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlpByUfVGHY
>Tsuki, practice your maneuvering while holding this cup of water without spilling a drop.
Satisfied with how your training has continued to progress, you head back to your room to work on the Uniform and concepts and remodel for Ichiraku’s before heading to bed. You’ll want the plan heading to fruition before exam day, for it to have maximum effectiveness.You will likely have little free time tomorrow, but that’s fine. You catch yourself hoping Father will return from the Capital in time to see your hard work pay off- you’re certain it’s something he’ll want to see for himself. Finally, an hour or two after midnight, you crawl to bed, clutching Yume.It will be nice to sleep in your own bed tonight- sensei’s couch and the camping bedrolls were not particularly comfortable. Surely there must be some way to make travel less painful?You drift off to sleep, dreaming of portable beds and bathtubs- the envy of every camper worldwide.
And we'll end there for tonight, folks.Wargle needs sleep, and I'm not quite willing to go any further into exam day just yet. @WargleQM for crunchNext thread will likely be thursday, unless my schedule permits.As before, POSTHREAD will be active for a while- I'll pop in when I can to answer questions or just shoot the shit, so feel free to shitpost to your heart's content.
Wargle we've already shitposted.
>>600468thanks for running wargle
>>600468Thanks for running!
>>600467>Surely there must be some way to make travel less painful?Yes, like some kind of mattress...made from air...
>>600471Advanced shitposting.Whatever constitutes the the shitflinging about titsizes and puppets and summons.I kid. Mostly.
>>600475How big is sensei's dong
>>600475>>600479This.And how old is it in dragon years?Also what are our chanced (%) of fugging sensei?Will he notice us?
>>600468So is there an activation time for afterglow, or can Tsuki just flick her switch as fast as she wants? How about vibrating between on and off to make it last longer?
>>600475with the acquisition of Ichiraku have we made enemies of the Potato chip ninjas?
>>600479Either bigger or smaller than Neji's.Itachi isn't the most sexual being. Effort will be required.
>>600486They will be extra wary when the time comes to buy them out as well.
>>600487itachi confirmed pedophile, itachi route open!
>>600490how do we steal him away from izumi
>>600487How big is Hinata's LOVE?
>>600491>go over to his house for a "sleepover">crawl onto him completely naked>"sleep" with himHow could any red-blooded pedophile resist?
>>600486All those fillers and movies to mess with in between plot and training. Oh boy!
>>600490But he already has a girlfriend.http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Izumi_UchihaAnd if anyone is wondering who his teammates where when he was still a Genin:http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Tenma_Izumohttp://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Shinko
>>600566Whats curious is that we havnt seen or heard anything about izumi yet in quest.
When the Akatsuki come into town remember too do the following:-Fawn over Deidera's art and his eye piece thing, ask for hair tips.-Gush over Sasori's hidden weapons and gadgets, prod the large body, take mesurements "ooohh" and "aaahhh" as he does things with it-Tell Hidan too not be mean-Talk capitalism and money with kakuzu
>>600585Because she's a novel/anime character.
>>600118I'm late but have the pace about to be bulldozed, that way Nori can't steal the deed and continue the tourny.She needs to acquire the deed and rush out of the exam site.
>>600839Well, when I suggested doing this.It was A. For a credible tool against NoriB. We can always build over it if necessaryC. It's profitable regardless as is.So, maybe we shouldn't jump straight to bulldozing.Just let Nori know we plan on shutting it down if she doesn't step down. Or ban her WHOLE family.Then apologize to the proprietor after. Work on developing a family of non-directly competitive restaurants and get THE BEST materials for the price via bulk purchase and distributing them to our initial family of food services.And maybe apologize to Nori and explain we really didn't want to fight her outside of sparring.So that was our play.It's not so much looking down on her as trying to solve a dangerous matchup with a friend without violence.But now nobody else will ever be able to pull that card against them.
>>600852Nah, just ban her specifically. Her family will be less inclined to step in and tease her instead.Plus, we can whisper to her that her dad wants to find out something about her in the tourney and this is a good opportunity/excuse to keep her secrets from him.She may haggle and try to get us to give the deed in exchange for the forfeit though, but I'm willing to work with that.
I say we give the deed back after and they can use the money to upgrade the place themselves. Or keep it but I don't see much reason to other than expanding the Norihime corporation.
>>600928I agree.There was a flaw with the bulldoze/ban the whole family plan anyways. A red-headed flaw.
>>600939....so you want us to just give that money away....no anon, we damn well keep them until we make that money back and more. You don't get rich giving handouts
>>600928>>600939After we spent $10 million Ryo?Fuck that.
>>601040What if they never make that money back?
>>601069You didn't read the whole post.
>>601072They probably won't. We can bulldoze the place, though, just to push the point home to Nori, then use the money we've invested to replace it with a proper building. With heating, and air conditioning.
>>601077That's suicide by Kushina, and breaking a contract. A Norihime doesn't break a contract.
>>600939No way man.We're not just giving away 10 million Ryo.We have an opportunity to get ahead in business, and simultaneously beat an opponent.You really want to take a decent plan, and turn it into something that would disappoint Dad, Danzo and Maru?Nevermind we'd be giving away a small fortune for no reason other than "oh no, minatos wife, who has no real reason to be mad."
>>601081That's if she doesn't break. Besides, we won't be getting rid of Ichiraku. Just upgrading it from 'Random ramen stand' to 'Proper Ramen Restaurant.'
>>601085I'm saying don't fucking bulldoze the place unless the owners want a new building and agree.Why is buying this stand suddenly turning into a bad idea?
>>601094Because everyone's saying 'MUH KUSHINA' when it's a non-issue. It's TEN MILLION RYOThat's not fucking pocket change. That's shit that turns a small business into a proper corporate subsidiary.
>>601094I just want to threaten a ban.We can threaten to destroy it but that's all it is.A threat.The ban and new favorite restaurant though?Yeah.And why are people freaking out about a legit move for the exam?
>>601105>>601094Point is.Worst case scenario we own the most popular restaurant in the city.A decently popular restaurant clears $4000 a night pretty regularly.We'll have our investment back and more in a year or so.
>>601197Well okay then.I just don't want to get in the way of people not involved with our move.When Minato's feeling romantic, where do you think he takes his wife? He'll be a paying customer.
>>601222Doesn't matter.Most popular restaurant in the city.We can stand to lose a few customers.But we don't necessarily HAVE to do it.We just have to open with the threat on the table.Remember the persona we were actively cultivating?
>>600468>>600458When you say it lowers Afterglows cost by 1/3, do you mean it now costs 2/3 what it did before, or it now costs 1/3 what it did before?
>>601249I believe it's 2/3 cost now, if I have it right.
>>601263This anon is correct. >>600485>>600482Well, I never...
>>601240>>601222>>601197>>601105So I think the plan is/should be:>announce the grand reopening of Ichiraku Ramen as a subsidiary of Norihime corp at the chunin exams>threaten to ban Nori if she doesn't forfeit>wave the deed around a lot and convince her that if she can get her hand on it she'll be the owner>create some clones and get Nori to play hot potato with them while we go in for the sneak attackThat gives us a massive amount of free advertising for Ichiraku during a major event while Konoha is packed to the gills, potential to instantly end the fight with soup-based blackmail, a distraction for a powerful opponent, a way to make everyone think we're only good at finance and trickery when we're actually a combat focused powerhouse, and lastly it keeps our new dress immaculate.
>>600566Whoa I didn't know about Izumi, that's some heavy shit..
>>601469S-Senpai n-noticed me! ~haaaa>>601489neat idea mate
>>601489I'm thinking of trying to convince her before playing hot potato. Whisper that she's trying to hide something from her dad anyways.
>>601489I like it.
>>601563>>601489That said, if we do that we may want to have a copy on hand at the Chunin Exams rather than the real deal to prevent ninja-thievery of our new acquisition.
>>601571We voted to use a copy. The original will be in our vault, the one Yoru stores his military secrets, Orochimaru science, weapons of mass destruction, and unspeakable blackmail. I think it'll be fine, as long as the actual restaurant doesn't get leveled.
>>601520We don't know that she is though. They're basing that on the fact orochimaru left after tsuki and nori showed up. We know what actually happened and it had nothing to do with nori.Here's my plan: we'll pay off a stadium worker to stream footage of bulldozers outside ichiraku and then tell her we'll give the signal if she doesn't forfeit. She doesn't have to know that we plan to rebuild it better than ever, for now all she needs to know is that it'll get bulldozed if she fights Tsuki
>>601590I was under the impression we weren't planning to touch the place.At all.Why rebuild a profitable enterprise and take weeks worth of money out of everyone's pocket if we don't need to?
>>601590that abit too far i think.we're already going to be straining our relation with nori with this stunt.
>>601656I think she would prefer if we went all out. We could always tell her after it was just a stunt, especially if she calls our bluff.
>>601646We over invested in it, gotta get the money back somehow
>>601590>>601646>>601656>>601664Massive publicity and profits >>> threatening to bulldoze our own business. >>601679If we promote it as the officially sanctioned restaurant of the chunin exams victor we can pull in so many people Ichiraku's will have a line all the way to Suna! there may be an actual Ramen shortage in fire country!
>>601679>overinvested>bulldoze and rebuild"Let's pour more money no one involved wants to spend into things no one asked for"BUSINESS
>>601691I'm down for the profits, just concerned about Nori.
>>601664Went all out yes. Fighting. Not like this.I wasn't here for that vote but I am of the opinion that this plan is a mistake.One, Nori already knows of stella chakra and we're going into the fight not wanting to even to fight her with it. Shes going be quite hurt and insulted that we don't consider her worthy of pulling out all the stops.Two, we pulling out her favourite place to eat and directly threatening it. Bluff or not, its going to sting. And its going to sting betrayal to her.Three, Danzo had it right. We're seriously thinking very little of Nori if we expect her to give with just this. I don't think she will actually submit and that this will merely make her extremely extremely angry and out to give us a good beating. Perhaps angry enough that nine-tail chakra starts seeping out.I am seriously concerned that after pulling out this, Tsuki's relationship with Nori will be seriously affected and that it might turn out to be something that might not be solvable with words.
>>601733I meant went all out fighting, also we have no idea what she has done for training. Also we have no idea what her training has been I assume more seals, maybe toads and the rasengan.
>>601733She's going to be upset that we don't want to show everyone else immediately?
>>6017331) We WANT her to get angry, she's already not the sharpest but blinded by rage she's a damp towel.2) If she thinks about it, al this effort we're putting in to NOT fight her is a complement. It means she's really fucking strong and we don't think we can take her in a fight.3) She could honestly use a change in diet, all that ramen is stunting her "growth"
>>601733Agreed with this to an extent. We're clearly going with the plan, but it'd be foolish to expect this to neutralise her. We need to be thinking more about how we actually fight her. All the plan is likely to do is to slow her down and make her angry (so make mistakes). It's much more important to think about:>How do we avoid getting caught by her chains>How can we force her to keep her distance with us>How can we hit her with a good jutsu given her superior speed>What is she likely to do to counter us, and can we pre-emptively plan for it>What new techniques from the fourth might she pull out for this matchIf we don't have plans for most of these, we're not going to do well in a fight. Without the first and second, she'll close in and wipe us out quickly. Without the third, we won't be able to hit her and it will eventually become a stamina battle that she will win (as she doesn't spam jutsus like us). Without the fourth and fifth, she'll pull out something we're unprepared for, catch us off guard and defeat us.
>>601835>2) If she thinks about it, al this effort we're putting in to NOT fight her is a complement. It means she's really fucking strong and we don't think we can take her in a fight.Thats unfortunately, only from the Norihime point of view. From the Nori point of view, it will be that we can't even be bothered to face her properly and seriously.Get her angry, get her upset yes. This I personally feel is a step too far to be unproductive and perhaps losing some control over the nine-tails.It also shows to the Konoha business community a pretty bad PR show. That the Norihime Co. would happily purchase a business and then shut it down as leverage on other people. It shows a lack of care for acquisitions and considering that a majority of Konoha business concerns are family-owned small-medium enterprises; such a perception would be detrimental when we're trying to purchase more businesses.Also I don't think sensei would be very pleased or impressed at this sort of attempt at blackmailing.>>601881I've been thinking of a different way of using the deed. The original plan of using it to try and get Nori to forfeit was never going to work. Instead, we should use it to get her distracted. We use it as a prize.We show her the deed we have and say/hint that we're thinking of 'redevelopment'. Then we make a wager with her. Whoever wins the fight gets the deed and/or gets to choose how the 'redevelopment' will go. That'll give her a carrot she be thinking about during the fight and potentially get her distracted with anger, being upset and with hope of saving her beloved restaurant.It'll definitely also reduce the fallout from using ichiraku as a bargaining tool.
The one day I forget to check the thread. QQ>>600613But hey you! I like you and the way you think.
>>601911I think we have two fundamentally different ideas of what the plan actually is. My understanding is that we're not doing anything bad to Ichiraku's, on the contrary we're actually promoting it, we're just threatening to do something Nori wouldn't want, i.e. banning her, remodeling in a style she hates, etc...We offer her a way out by forfeit, but expecting her to turn it down we try to shape the battle by giving her a way out. Some sort of challenge, forcing her to fight in a specific way while we're under no such obligation, i.e. she has to grab the deed from us, she has to win within a certain time period, etc...Then we use the distraction to mind-game her with clones. She's AWFUL at genjutsu and intelligence, so we might not even need shadow clones, the basic ones from the academy could work! As for what she's learned from Minato, her base speed is 4.0, and her Strength and Taijutsu are 3.5, I'm guessing we're not going to see anything subtle from her, just raw speed and power. Even if she busts out the Fox chakra it's stil just more seed and power. That al points towards tricking her into a fight of intellect, where no amount of raw force and animal rage can help her. If all else fails, exploding Stellar clones are a pretty good solution. We'll be doing our absolte best to dodge the entire match, so she'll be waiting for the high-speed attack, trusting in her superior strength and taijutsu skill to let her win, only it won't be an attack, it'll be a suicide bomber.
>>601911>purchase a business and then shut it down as leverage on other peopleI was under the impression most people agree that we'd just threaten to ban Nori (and only Nori) from it. I don't think the rest of Konoha would take that as seriously as she will.I trust Wargle to present the issue and options in a way that is fun and won't ruin our friendship with her anyway. He's been good at that ; things are all confused and everyone argues, but once he offers the options for the vote everything is more clear.
Man.Why do you guys keep talking about wagering the business?That's terrible. No way.We didn't draw up contracts and tell that dude he could trust us, and spend a small fortune for a goof.That's disrespectful to our new partners.
>>602018>>601948Agreed on definitely not doing anything bad to Ichiraku's.Let's talk strategy. From the pastebin:>Tsuki Norihime>Ninjutsu 3.5>Taijutsu 2.5>Genjutsu 2.5>Intelligence 3.5 (+0.5 from Norihime Genius)>Strength 2.0 >Speed 3.0>Stamina 3.5 (+0.5)>Hand Seals/Chakra Control 3.5 (+0.5)>Total: 24>Nori Uzumaki >Ninjutsu 2.5>Taijutsu 3.5>Genjutsu 1.5>Intelligence 1.5>Strength 3.5>Speed 4.0>Stamina 3.5>Hand seals 2.5>Total: 22.5We beat her on nin, gen, int and chakra control. She beats us on tai, strength and speed. We're equal on stamina (but our fighting style is much more chakra-heavy than hers). With afterglow on we equal her in speed but are still nowhere near as heavy a hitter.That all basically isn't far from what everyone knows already, which is that she's good in melee, we're not. The problem is that she's also fast enough, so while we're not in afterglow we certainly need a way to keep her from us. Unfortunately as of now our gen stat is nearly useless to us as we don't actually know any techniques in it. It's too late to learn one, right? We probably should have with Itachi. Sucks having a very valuable 2.5 of our stats doing roughly fuck all except resisting genjutsu which barely anyone has. Anyway, mind gaming, preferable with clones, seems the way to go. Being teammates, we should have an idea of how quickly she can detect a difference between regular clones and us. I assume regular clones are pretty cheap, chakra-wise, so if they fool her then we can keep her from us by spreading out with loads of cheap clones.A couple of suggestions: use money-no-jutsu to load up on a lot of equipment. Plenty of smoke bombs, explosive tags, and wires. Smoke bombs down, clones out, wires set up, tags hidden and planted. Mix in one shadow clone with the regular clones ("the real us"), use transformation to disguise ourselves as a rock. Have the shadow clone get caught near to us (and past us so that Nori has her back turned), we pop out and fireball her just when she thinks she's won.
Okay, so I wasn't here for the actual vote but I think if we're all on board with moving forward with this plan the threats need to be kept implied and private. Don't drag this into the public eye because it will not only effect our reputation but the reputation of the family as well.Instead we use the beginning of the exams to do promotions, really bang it out, let everyone know that the Ramen stand is an official supporter of the Chunin Exams and maybe run a small deal if you have tickets to prove you were at the exams, maybe 10% off. This does all of the good things we promised and lets Nori know that we own this place and can change what happens there.Inside the fight we can still use our dodging techniques but whenever we get close just start singing a little jingle for the stand. Start pontificating about changes to the stand. Let her get angry about it and cloud her judgement. All that said though this does still seem like something that Nori is definitely not going to get, and will take her a while to actually think it through with a clear head to even possible forgive us. Trouble is we're doing actual ninja shit in a universe where the ninjas have almost no clue how to properly use all the tools in their disposal and have weird ideals about honor and other crap. This isn't going to go over well no matter what but I think this just mitigates some of the worst of it. WHATEVER HAPPENS DO NOT ASK HER IN FRONT OF EVERYONE TO FORFEIT OVER IT. That is stupid, won't work, and will only come across as us having no respect for her.
>>602166Here I thought we were going full wrestling heel and announcing our "plan" to her at the beginning of the match.
>>602166I feel like the least skeevy way to do this is just as loud, over the top and "muhahaha" as possible.Back room threats just seem inherently more slimy than "junior supervillain club pres." Tsuki
I just want to say, I told y'all to go for stam and speed. Yknow, since tsuki already had several heavy hitting jutsu.
>>602240>>602255>>602166I think this is a perfect opportunity to go full Heel and set up for the final against Sasuke. We can be his ultimate rival, the corrupt evil to his pure good. Then at the end, it'll be a close match, ending in our victory through treachery, but he'll win in sprit and we'll pull a face turn and redeem ourselves after he gives an impassioned speech about honor and righteousness.
>>602438No. No wrestler speeches.
>>602240>>602255The trouble is that Nori isn't going to see it as playful if it is going to work in the slightest. We are threatening something she loves and given her and Naruto's point of view on fighting it is only going to come across as underhanded. The only way to mitigate this is to keep the underhandedness of it private, contained in a manner we can deal with it between the two of us. In that manner it is a legitimate move to use. Calling her out to forfeit in front of everyone puts her on the spot, makes us seem like we're turning our back on our new business partners and we only acquired them to hold a temporary advantage of one person in the Chunin exams.After the match, after everyone has a chance to clear their head we should lament that we had to do this. That since we knew we would not be able to withstand her physical prowess we had to pull out our most powerful jutsu (money-no-jutsu) so that she would be distracted enough to win. But dragging it into the public eye has too much backlash and doesn't give her the chance to back down with honor.
>>602438We >>602448 said.
>>602448>>602574You think you have a choice? You think there's a way to avoid it?WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGW
I think at times like these having atleast some basic genjutsu under our belt could help us greatly to distract her while we pull out the big guns. And it's true having a pretty damn decent score in it and leaving it entirely unutilized is quite a waste.
>>602570Pretty sure between the orchestra, the dress and everything else she'll be ENTIRELY too stunned to do anything but acquiesce until after the match.Which means until we can explain.
>>602812Or (and more likely in my opinion) she will get really fucking angry for not taking her seriously and threatening something she loves and proceed to push our shit in with a vengence
>>602570You know what else wasn't playful? When Sai made a giant ink fox to attack Naruto in last years exams knowing that Naruto would flip the fuck out. And then they were OK, because they understand this is a ninja thing and taking advantage of your opponents weaknesses, including mental ones, is expected.I actually hold a completely reversed view to yours. There is no point to doing this if is ISN'T going to be out in the open. We are trying to become a Chunin here, we need to fully make sure the judges see that we understand our strengths, our opponents weaknesses, and can leverage those things. Using out of combat resources to get the desired outcome of a combat situation is pretty ninja, but it only matters if the JUDGES ACTUALLY SEE IT. A shot at a free win, getting Nori angry so she fights sloppy, setting up tricks while she's distracted, having her fighting style hamstrung because she's trying to get a fake deed. These are the things we want to make sure people see that we planned. Money created the opening, but taking advantage of it is where we show off the ninja skills that can't be bought.Remember, winning doesn't mean you become a chunin, acting like a ninja does.
>>604580Ditto, reminder that we're planning to revive ROOT. I'm pretty sure a LOT of people would be EXTREMELY ANGRY if they found out about that project, yet we're doing it anyway. Getting dissuaded from FIGHTING IN THE CHUNIN EXAMS because we MIGHT UPSET NORI is so far below reviving an anti-establishment underground black-ops assassin group. Tskui's two biggest role models are Danzo "Warcrimes" Shimura, and Yoru "Blood Money" Norihime.
>>604651We love our daddies very much. I think we should go through with the plan if anything just for character development.We could do the old carrot and stick. First hey hey Nori surrender and you eat 1 meal free for the next month, she refuses. Ok now stick Nori surrender or I bulldoze the place
>>604810No Bulldozing. Banning is better.
Let's all take a minute to appreciate our QM. That no matter what dumb shit you guys come up with or how stupidly extreme you guys get during your arguments Wargle finds a way to rein it in when he writes it in character. Thank you Wargle. Thank you for keeping these powersperging manchildren in a little check.
>>605018Praise Him, for it is right too do so
I got a bone to pick.Afterglow: after intense training we have gained the ability, for a short time and at great cost, to become . . . almost as physically capable as our fellow genin; Nori. Huh.Part of this issue is due to the fact that Nori's BASE strength as a genin is already greater than Itachi, but Afterglow seems to be an immensely costly technique that, at least in crunch terms, has a less than impressive effect. (Also, the Naruto stat system almost definitely escapes my understanding. Ebisu had a 1 in strength. Did that mean he was physically weaker than all these little girls?)The fluff/concept behind Afterglow is great, I like it a lot. The fluff makes it sound impressive, like the ninja equivalent of a nitrous oxide boost. But according to the crunch, it's more like the ninja equivalent of cleaning a dirty air filter.Can I just assume that the mundane stat increase does not do the full effect of Afterglow justice, and that some of its actual potency is lost in the simplification? Or is it actually just a minor boost at a huge cost?
>>606516First, Nori, and by extention most of the really resiliant Taijutsu users (Lee, Neji and so on) focus more on certain abilities and less on Jutsu and the shinobi "magic" so to to speak.Where as Itachi is very similar to Tsuki, a distinctly focused "magic" type, with decent skill in personal combat. Itachi is not supposed to be physically impressive- and neither was Ebisu, who fit the glass canon model even more. As many have pointed out, his specialty was teaching.Afterglow is quite a powerful ability. These types of ability augmenting skills are not common in Naruto crunch- I tie comparisons to the current Raikage because he uses something similar. There's also the 8 Gates, which at the highest levels kill the user.If you had chosen to improve your base speed in training, younwould be faster than Norinin afterglow. If you had chosen to increase how fast you become in afterglow, the same would happen.The Naruto stat system is a bit limiting, but 90% of the characters are stated thusly, and it makes my job immensely easier.
>>602714Nah.Genjutsu's useless without special eyes, dude.Not even an option.:^)
>>608052Uggffhhhhh shut up.
>>608910>responding to a 4 hr old post
>>608918Yea. I wasn't there when it happened.
>>608918>>Assuming you can't respond to old posts in /qst/
>>606804The following gripe is really only at the numbers and is in no way criticizing the awesome writing of the quest:Let me just ask: why should we even bother with Afterglow at all? It is a DEBILITATINGLY costly self buff with a less than dramatic effect. Wouldn't it be better to focus on base stats instead?Seriously, something seems ass-backwards here if Tsuki's vaunted Afterglow technique is only doing this small boost for her. We could have used the time we spent training Afterglow on boosting speed and strength ALL the time at NO chakra cost. Takes more time to do? Cool, still worth it since it is active all the time.Afterglow's ONLY value seems to be in the tenuous promise that it will somehow, eventually, circumvent the hardcap. If that's the case, shouldn't we abandon the technique and focus on training our base stats until they are maxed? ONLY after our base stats are maxed would Afterglow be capable of doing anything that couldn't be easily duplicated by a well trained normal ninja. This is strictly from a mechanical perspective, but it seems that the only logical way to justify Afterglow's usefulness would be if it produces superhuman results much sooner than that.Let me try again:Originally, I was trying to make two points: First, that Nori is still just a 10-12 year old genin and yet she is already stronger than nearly all veteran adult ninjas without even letting the kyuubi chakra loose. She has not got much room left to grow if the hard cap is 5. (Side note: the academy didn't even want to graduate Tsuki due to her initially low physical abilities so how the heck did Ebisu make it to Jonin? I thought the shinobi society valued decent core abilities quite highly.)Second, the boost just seems minor for such a steep cost. I was suitably stoked when Tsuki busted it out for the first time against Orochimaru (awesome writing on that scene!), only to learn later that her big marquee moment is really only explainable by Orochimaru completely sandbagging her. Nori could have taken Tsuki's place and done strictly better without getting tired if all we are going on is the stats. (so lets not.)Even just a few of the 8 gates seemed to magnify Lee's abilities by a factor of more than 2.A few more gates and Gai was able to punch and kick air hard enough to do things that defy explanation and were probably not quantifiable on the normal 1-5 scale.
>>609296Personally I think you're focusing too much on the numbers. Like you said, the writing is good and things like Afterglow allow the OP to add a little creative license to each scene beyond what the numbers strictly say. That's how I see it anyway. Crunch wise, it may only be a boost of "1" but I think the OP writes it well enough to show that performance wise it is still a drastic change, even if it is really costly at the moment.Just my take on things, I do see your point however.
>>609296The scale isn't necessarily linear.
Two major points for your consideration:1: Using Ichiraku as an overt threat is obviously counterproductive for multiple reasons. Much better to let Nori's imagination do the work for us.2: Kiting is a valid strategy here. Pull Nori along through wire/explosive traps, fireballs, electric shocks, kunai and shuriken volleys, bait her with clones or the odd illusion, etc.Basically, if we can mess with her head and grind her down without getting into close combat, then Afterglow will give us the advantage rather than parity. If that happens, we win.
>>609296>>609298>>609329Yea, I am over it. Not going to try to interpret the stats as being strictly accurate or quantifiable in effect anymore. Down that road lies madness.There are too many ways to interpret what they mean to make them especially reliable.
>>610457>>609298>>609296The stats were never intended to be a hard and fast strict classification- if I implied that at any point, I apologize.The scale isn't linear, as the other anon mentioned. There are even degrees of variance within characters with the same stat, depending on other factors. What you said about training stats is entirely valid- and were things you guys could've done from the beginning. Everyone really did enjoy the idea of afterglow, though.Tsuki potentially not passing was due to her abysmal taijutsu score (0.5) being below 1, which is the minimum. Ebisu was also a "Special Jonin" which is basically a half step between chunin and Jonin.Ebisu never makes full jonin precisely because he isn't skilled enough in other areas beyond instruction.Most of the girls are around 13 at this point- Nori's high speed and stength are a mixture of natural ability from her OP Dad, and harsh training from both him and Jiraiya. Similar to how Tsuki is a ninjutsu savant being trained by a ninjutsu expert.Sakura was rocking near max strength by 15- and Neji had similar stats across the board by 13.Just the nature of the shonen beast- whatever I choose to write after Shinobi finishes would greatly benefit from a better system-But I wasn't gonna make one or adapt one for a Naruto quest that I wasn't sure was gonna take off :'D/end ramblings while I eat lunch
>>611001rip guac man
So I just put 2 and 2 together. The Orochimaru kid from Boruto had yellow eyes and light blue hair too.
>>611001 Bit of an unrelated question, but... What the hell is Minato thinking? I know Tsuki isn't a heavy taijutsu type but seriously? If he wanted Nori to prove herself wouldn't Hinata have been a better choice? Tsuki is a bit of a glass cannon, or more accurately, glass artillery, but that doesn't mean she'd be easily beaten. I'm just having trouble wrapping my head around what he's going for here.
>>611935Are we made of glass, though?That i can remember, we've been hit in combat twice.One when nori got pissed and punched us while she was cloaked in nine-tails chakra, and once when we got the spit slapped out of us after over-doing it on the charisma checks.We didn't just fall apart either time.We've never really had a chance to prove our durability at all.
>>611935We kinda have 3.5 Stamina which is on par with Nori and even more than Hinata.
>>611935You're all in the same bracket. If she wins, she could concievably fight Hinata 3rd.There is guarenteed to be at least one taijutsu user she would fight across the whole of the exam."Proving herself" isn't just the fight with tsuki- its the entire exam.
>>612069Which is still bullshit. Minato is not a good hokage.
>>612275Relax, there are many other reasons he is a bad Hokage.
>>612275>Let the Uchiha multiply No need to state the obvious
Stellar chakra construct when?
>>612295When we get a sharingan and can cast sussano or whatever it's called.
Isn't it just shape manipulation though?
>>612316Quote from Wargle on twitter>Note that Stellar chakra cannot make anything "solid", and even shaping medium amounts of stellar energy requires great chakra control.
>>612324Well use regular chakra then, or fire, or lightning. Hell go learn earth release and make a giant mecha.
>>612346I think you are overestimating what we can do with Chakra.
>>612346>>612369To add on, we are a genius with the world's best weapons dealer as our dad. We can just make actual mechas down the line probably with a super efficient and deadly Stellar power source. Not that I think a mech would suit Tsuki's style though.
>>612379I think even a girl like Tsuki can appreciate the appeal of a giant robot.
>>612379>>612387we don't use the mechs, we sell them!