https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es6Yiw4D27kA heavy hand bashes across the kid's face. "Ye' think supportin' ye sorry ass is easy? Ye think feedin' you is cheap? I work to the goddamn bone and come back teh see yer snot nose rifling through my things!"A beautiful woman, tears in her eyes, steps between the boy and the man. He spits on the ground and shoves her out of the way. He takes a swig from his bottle before throwing it at the adjacent wall, shattering. "Ungrateful bastards, you whole LOT!" He roars, breath reeking of alcohol. The child gets up, his hands balling themselves into shaking fists. "You'd be ungrateful too if an ugly old man tried to be your father! You've always used your money at bars more than you do on us!""What are ye' sayin' teh me YOU LITTLE PUNK?!"The man reels back a drunken fist, but the older woman step in front of the boy again. The child takes the moment to snatch the sword from out of the man's hands and bolts out of the front door, ignoring the yells from behind him.The child screams in frustration as he runs through the trees and green brush of the woods. His long black hair streams behind him in the rushing air. He just needs to get away. He'll just keep running, keep going until the house is gone forever. He runs until the yells from inside the secluded cabin turn to echos- the echos to whispers. The trees thin and eventually part. The boy collapses to his knees, the sheathed sword clatters on the dirt beneath him. He covers his eyes as sobs intermittently break his coughing.Wiping his eyes and the dirt from his skinned knees, he looks up to a see....A field with rows upon rows of flowers of every shape and color extend towards the horizon, father than his eyes can see. He grabs the sword and shuffles into the fields, tear-stained eyes wide.He sits amid the blooms, hugging his knees. He looks at the ornate blade, a shining flower depicted on its hilt. He would have to go back to that place. He can't leave his mom and sisters there. He'll....he'll take them here, away from the ugly brute of a man. He clenches the sword tightly, grinding his teeth....When he feels soft hands on his shoulders. "Mom...""Shhh," cooes the raven-haired woman. She gazes at the boy sadly, one of her eyes black. "It's okay, he's calmed down. Let's go back.""No, I'm never going back to that idiot. We're staying here." The child refuses, adamant. She sighs and sits next to him. She picks a flower and puts it in his long hair, running her fingers through it.She hugs him. "I love you, Sanjuro, but we need food and and a place to sleep. One day, you'll be free to leave. But for now, look to find happiness where you can. Try to find beauty from the small things in life." She looks up, sadness in her own eyes as well. Petals blow between embraced mother and son. "Things will be better, I promise. Someday the world will be a little more beautiful."
---------------------------------------->Your name is Amon Shuu, a humble monk of the Water Temple. >You have no family to speak of, another one of the many casualties of the 2nd Shinobi World War. Your luck pulled through when a wandering monk, Myatsuu, snatched you from the debris of a border skirmish between Konohagakure and Kirigakure with your village having been reduced to rubble in the midst of battle. You were 4 years old. The monk, Myatsuu, brought you back to the Water Temple in the marshy coastlines of the Land of Water.>Nearly 14 years later, the Temple- your home- had fallen to attackers from the Village Hidden in the Mist after a young girl, Rin. Leaving to honor your duties, you travel across lands to deliver the merchant, Yoru, safely to his destination. Stopping at the Fire Temple, you find your last surviving monk brother and seek aid in your travels. This is where we resume this story.Character pastebin:http://pastebin.com/3vzHnmkjArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ninja%20MonkQM Twitter: @TheRedL4dy-----------------------------------------
"You may as well come out. If you don't, I'll just come to you."A flash of blue leaps from the treeline below, landing farther down the stone walkway. Asa stands poised to fire the arrow drawn in her bow. You can tell that she isn't aiming for a warning shot. She keeps her eyes wide open, watching everfy movement of the swordsman with a piercing glare."Sanjuro Hoki, Bingo Book A-Rank. Wanted dead-or-alive for capital theft, first-degree murder, and war crimes. One of two identified possessors of the Swift Release Kekkei Genkai and user of the Flower Ninja Arts"Asa tightens back her bowstring. "Your run ends here, I'm making sure of it."Sanjuro Hoki smiles warmly towards the kunoichi, unfazed. "You will certainly try."He rests a single hand on the hilt of his blade. "Come, girl. Together, let us make something...beautiful."This...this isn't good. You aren't armed with either ink, brushes, tags, or even your golden staff and paintbrush, the Wen Qu.You...>Stand with Hoki against his attacker>Help Asa take down the fugitive>Stand back and let them resolve this...one way or another>Yell for help>Attempt to disarm the situation>Write in
>>757470>Attempt to disarm the situationWelcome back.
>>757470>Attempt to disarm the situation
Seems like a slow start today.>Attempt to disarm the situation How?Also, >Roll 1d20 >DC 18
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>757573I'm working Red, minimal participation on my part today, that said rolling!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>757573Say this is holy ground and fighting here would be disastrous.
>>757573>How?I got nothing other than trying to step between them in an attempt to get them both to lower their weapons and talk which is a bad idea. I hope someone else rolls.
>>757590Fudge, we're doom.
Remember, it's always best of three you lucky bastards!
>>757611I'm not a fan of rerolling, maybe you should do our third roll Red
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>757611>>757653if you insistQM cursed roll incoming
>>757662You were right about that cursed roll
>>757662>>757590>>757581>>757653>>757667Just remember anons, this is the future you asked for...
You hold up your hands and stand between the two combatants. This situation is going to escalate quickly if you don't do something now. "This is Holy Ground we're standing on, what do you think you're doing?! Put down your weapons!"The two combatants ignore you entirely, each of their steely gazes still transfixed on the other. You look to the Blue Kunoichi pleadingly. "Asa, please, he helped my friends. He helped us. I know you are more considerate than this. You can still walk away!"Her eyes shine a stony vermillion, like cold gems in the night. They're empty of any emotion, of any hesitation. They're the eyes of a killer. "He was just biding his time until he struck, Amon. Knowing his record, he would've killed you all without so much as a warning as soon as your group was isolated. Move out of the way. I can't guarantee how long that killer will give you the same opportunity."This is unbelievable. Asa...what happened to the girl you were talking to, traveling with not even a few days ago?You turn towards the elegant swordsman, serious. "Hoki, you're still under our contract. I know you wouldn't have attacked us. In fact, Asa probably has the wrong person, Right?" Sanjuro Hoki doesn't move. He doesn't blink. He doesn't answer. "Hoki...S-Sanjuro Hoki! As your employer, I order you to stand down! You're still our bodyguard, y-""She's right, you know."You stop, in disbelief. That can't be right, you must have heard wrong. He...he wasn't...he couldn't have...The moonlight illuminates Sanjuro Hoki's peaceful, cheery face briefly. It's too unperturbed, too calm for the situation at hand. It shouldn't belong in the current situation, but you see it there nonetheless. This is nothing new to the man.You're chilled to the bone at the sight of it. "Sanjuro Hoki, A-Rank criminal...yes, that is me." Hoki admits plainly. "I always do honor my contracts..."You sigh, a sudden wave of relief rushes throuh you."...but our contract is complete. The girl is right, I've been considering the opportunities presented to me for a while. You seem like you have a good heart though, Amon. I'd hate to see it any way other than intact. I'll give you to the count of 10 to move out of my way." 10You blink, shock slowly settling in. He...he doesn't... 9"Amon, move!" Asa yells at you. 8No...everything was going so well... 7Why? Why does everything good seem to fall apart around you? Why did this have to happen? Why are they so adamant about killing each other? Nobody needs to die here. 4 You can't move, your legs feel heavy. 3 You hear Asa curse. Hoki shifts his weight to his front foot, breathing in deeply. 2 >Move out of the way!>Do not move>Use a technique (What?)>Write in
>>757786>>Do not move>>Use a technique (What?)The stunny one that stops movements.
>>757786>Attempt to summon lionfish or something with paralytic poison
>>757825>>757829Use the Summon Technique?>Yes >NoIf yes, you want to summon...>Goldie>Kazukio, aka "Glub">Anything, just summon something! (Random summon, will require a roll)
>>757864>Yes>Kazukio, aka "Glub"Put distance between them.
>>757864Summon Glub in between them.
>>757864>Yes>Kazuhiko, aka "Glub"I'm not super late this time!At least a giant fish'll confuse them, or something. Hopefully.
NO, you can still stop this! You bite your thumb and slam your palm to the stone ground. 1 Hoki twitches. At the first sign of the swordsman's movement, Asa fires her arrow. He seemingly disappears into thin air. 0 "Summoning Technique!"A massive cloud of smoke engulfs the scene on the walkway as you feel something shoot right past your head in the haze. You're catapulted high into the air from below. Then, the telltale thunderous quake shakes the Outer Temple wall to its very foundations. Amid the cacophony of cracking stone and falling bricks, you hear the unmistakable squelching sounds of steel meeting flesh. (1/2)
>>757978>unmistakable squelching sounds of steel meeting flesh. Kazuhiko, no!
>>757978Well, that's one way to piss off a giant vacuum fish.
>>757978...Summoned creatures return before they are killed, right?
>>758073Yep. Though I doubt no matter how amazing at using a sword Hoki is, he can kill a several ton fish in one shot.
Sorry about the delay, folks. My computer just crashed and I lost the post I'd typed. Then when I restarted, windows spent ten minutes trying to install updates outside of the scheduled time period. I swear to god, Microsoft, this is how stereotypical anime revenge stories begin. (2/2) coming in ~10mins
The smoke clears to reveal a gargantuan grouper awkwardly placed along the top of the stone walls, his tail and head hanging off the sides. You stand on top of it on your hands and knees, regaining your balance as you watch the scene unfold. "GLUB," Kazuhiko bellows angrily. It narrows its beady eyes furiously at the bemused swordsman by its side, currently attempting to free his buried katana from between the monstrous fish's thick scales. Before either of them can do anything else, a flash of blue rockets past you and into the air above. Asa aims her bow and releases the three arrows she has already nocked. Her hand is a blur as she continues to fall through the air, firing arrow after arrow in rapid sequence. The first trifecta shoot towards the swordsman with pinpoint accuracy, but before they can hit their mark he seemingly blinks into thin air- reappearing a few short feet away empty handed. The arrows clatter and ship off the stone as they pass by, their target simply no longer there. Arrow after arrow hails down on the rogue, but he continues to disappear or just outright switch positions to be somewhere else.Hoki reaches into his robes as he dodges, pulling out what looks to be a handful of common cherry blossoms. As you watch him do so, Asa lands on her feet next to you with a *thud*, already drawing back her next arrow. The crevices in her intricate wooden bow begins to lightly glow with a blue light. >Try to stop whatever Asa is about to fire>Attempt to stall Hoki somehow>Tell Kazuhiko to attack someone/do something (what?)>Use another technique>Attempt to take the ronin's blade from Kazuhiko's side>Let it play out a bit longer to see what you are dealing with>Call for help>Keep trying to separate the two (how?)>Write in
>>758242>Tell Kazuhiko to attack someone/do something (what?)Suck up Hoki when he gets too close. Now we know he's a criminal.
>>758242>Try to stop whatever Asa is about to fireHoki might hurt Kazu from the inside.
>>758242>>Tell Kazuhiko to attack someone/do something (what?)Swallow them both, get our stuff, then prepare some seals to restrain them. Were gonna bring about a peaceful resolution... by force!
I have absolutely no idea what I want to do in this situation or how to do it
>>758287Roll for it
>>758279>>758263Have Kazuhiko swallow them?>Just Asa>Just Hoki>Both
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>758300I guess my problem is that I don't get why we care so much about Hoki
>>758372Then don't, you can choose not to aid him or actively fight against him. Hell, you can just choose to watch these two duke it out.It's your choice. I'll write it if it passes the house
>>758384Honestly I think Amon would want to stop Hoki. He's admitted to being a murder and he's fighting one of his 5 or so friends. It's just that he himself is kinda useless in a fight against a competent opponent without his art and crafts supplies. Having Kazuhiko swallow him is a bad idea, but there's nothing else Amon can really do. Since summoning Goldie is gonna blind him and Asa as much as it is Hoki.
>>758242>Summon a giant thing to use for smokescreen, then tell Kazuhiko to hold Hoki.
>>758370Oh, and before I forget >Just Hoki
>>758457Well, the only other summon we have is Goldie, a goldfish....I suppose we could try for a random summon? That's about the only option for a smokescreen we got.
>>758433Have faith anon, just go with your gut and what you think is best. Opportunities will always present themselves.Or think creatively, as there is more than enough room to accommodate ideas.If worst comes to worst and it is beyond you, just vote randomly. or, you know, ask Beadman for some help...>>758477>>758457Smokescreen as in summon a random contract animal or release and summon Kazuhiko again?
>>758489Nah, I was just telling him what we could do. I doubt summoning Glub a second time would work.
>>758530if you released him and re-summoned him a second time that would've been fine, actually.If you have any questions about what would or wouldn't work, don't be shy asking in the future.>Back to writing
>>758540I meant to trick Hoki. We only got him the first time because he wasn't expecting a multi-ton fish to appear literally out of nowhere.I suppose we could summon Goldie instead, but unless she's hiding something about what she can do, she'll blind us along with him.
"Asa, whatever you're about to do, hold on tight! Kazuhiko!""GLUB" the behemoth roars in delight as it opens its colossal maw wide, revealing its sealed interior. With a crash the fish rips its body around to face the walkway, scraping off an entire layer of stonework with it. Hoki freezes on seeing this. He hesitates before making several hand seals, his feet beginning to glow with chakra. He starts to run towards the massive fish!Kazuhiko inhales deeply, once again forming a raging cyclone of a vacuum that begins to pull in the swordsman, along with everything from branches and loose bricks in the surrounding vicinity. Hoki disappears for a split second, but reappears in the same place, slowly being dragged towards the monster. He can't escape from the vortex! He fights against the strength of the forces pulling him in, but not even the chakra-enhanced traction can stand the beast's power for to long as Hoki looses his footing and tumbles into Kazuhiko's jaws. As he flies through the air, you see him release handfuls of flower petals into vortex around him. The fish shuts its mouth with a loud *smack*."BLUB" Kazuhiko bellows triumphantly. Asa looks at the fish below her epectantly, bow still full drawn and softly glowing a light blue. "I don't think this is over, Amon. Not by a long shot."You seem to have bought a few moments, you...>Try to run back, get your gear>Stay with Asa, take defensive positions around the area>Take the sword still sticking out of Kazuhiko's side>Ask Asa about the extent of Hoki's abilities, and what she plans to do>Talk to Asa about (what?)>Write in
>>758623I...I'm not even going to try to fix all the spelling mistakes I made here.
>>758623>Write inTell fish to spit him out before anything bad happens inside him poor guy. Spit him out right into Asa's arrows
>>758623Try to get gear
>>758623How far are we from our gear?
>>758687>>758671You left your pack with Rin, remember?It would take a turn/post to get it and another to come back.
>>758623>Take the sword still sticking out of Kazuhiko's side
>>758711Fuck. Get the sord then. It's better Han nothing. Take defensive positions after
>>758647I'm for this. Spit him out into the spot Asa's aiming at. Ask her to try and not kill him.I think we should leave the sword where it is. He couldn't get it out, and he's probably stronger than Amon by a long shot. Plus it denies him the weapon he's best at using.
>>758737This is why I hate phone posting
>>758742Yep, it's complete ass. Either it autocorrects everything or it takes forever to make sure nothing's the wrong word.
>>758739Goddamnit you make a good point. Switching to Get Asa to prep a hail of arrows, get glub to spit hoki out into arrows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLI3chlTrs4"Then get ready to shoot the minute I have Kazuhiko spit him out."Asa nods, crounching down to steady herself on one knee. She shuts her left eye, getting a good idea of her range. You hear a groan of pain come from the fish under you. You look down to see smoke coming out from its nasal cavities. You begin to hear voices shouting out unintelligible speech from across the grounds. That doesn't matter now. You don't have any more time, it's now or never. "Kazuhiko, shoot him out directly forward! Asa, now!"Two things happen immediately in the next moments. First, Asa's bow, once softly shining, begins to glow a brilliant blue. The arrow nocked begins to sparkle, then crackle with electrical energy! The air is filled with what sounds like the chirping of hundreds of birds as the arrow is encased in an outer layer of lightning-natured chakra!Second, the smoke once billowing out of the poor fish's nostrils starts to become embers, then sweltering flames! With a roar of pain and a jolt, the massive grouper's maw opens to release a colossal, fiery explosion that rings through the night like a cannon. In the clouds of licking flames and smoke, you see a slightly singed Hoki flying backwards, poised to land on his feet. In that moment, Asa releases her arrow in a boom of crashing thunder!Roll 1d100, best of 3DC 60
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>758865
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>758865
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>758865
>>758883Is meme magic real?
>>758888FUCKING QUADS IT IS. PRAISE KEK.I'm trying really hard to think of a joke about waifuing a tailed beast, but honestly I can't even think of one. I'm all shitposted out I guess.
>>758888You tell me Mister Quads.
>>758895Glub best girl?
>>758900 It's totally the 7 tails. Partly because Fuu is also best girl and they have very similar personalities.
You know Red, I've been thinking. Your quest must have something special about it because shit like >>758888 keeps happening. I rolled the first and only natural crit I've ever rolled in a quest way back convincing Rin to talk about her dreams and now I got quads for the first time. It's really weird, actually.
There is a flash and the arrow- if it could even be called that anymore- cracks across the distance between you in the swordsman like a literal bolt of lightning, traveling at speeds faster than any normal human could see. Sanjuro Hoki doesn't even see it coming until it is already upon him. You see surprise on his face as his swift release begins the telltale blurring of of his figure......as the bolt of lightning rips through his upper body, right through his abdomen, and continues on to strike against the walkway further down. Hoki plunges into the billowing flames below him, his eyes wide with shock and a smoldering hole through his stomach.(1/2)
So who thinks Yoru gets a blood sample and down the line orochimaru offers to implant it into his child but changes it slightly creating Stellar Release...the Sword play carried over too it seems
>>758953Hoki is kill. He is totally kill.... We're gonna have to take care of Kabuto, aren't we? There's no way Amon wouldn't take a war orphan under his wing. We'll be just like Myatsuu. Except way younger and probably not ready for taking care of a child.
>>758963We'll make it work. We can stop pedosnake from having his follower.
With a final groan of agony, Kazuhiko disappears in a burst of smoke and you drop to your feet on the ground. Next to you the crysthansium katana clatters against the stone rubble. The flames roar, with the nearby treetops heartily ablaze and the walkway still swallowed by flames. Asa gives another steely look at the scene, before she shakes her head and gives you the warm smile you're used to."As much as I thought I'd be able to take him myself, things wouldn't have gone as well without you here, Amon. I owe y-"One or two multicolored blossoms float by your heads. Then, more than several of them at once...Both you and Asa's eyes go wide looking at each other, and you turn heel on the spot to face the fires. Asa draws another arrow. "There's no way, it's impossible...he couldn't have..."Out from the parting flames walks the barefoot man, blood dripping from his mouth, The hole in his abdomen, around the size of a fist, still smokes with blackened flesh.Sanjuro Hoki gives a weary, pained chuckle. "I have to hand it to you two...I wasn't quite expecting something like that. I daresay that what you two did was...beautiful. If I didn't use my swift release at the last moment, that would have certainly been a lethal blow.Unfortunately, I think it's time to end our little get-together. I have places I need to be."Petals begin to float through the air from over the wall, out of the flames, and what clothing Hoki has left. There is a small cloud of the blossoms gathering around you as Hoki begins making hand seals.Quick, you...>Use a technique (what?)>Asa, fire!>Engage the man in hand-to-hand combat>try something else (write in)
>>759024>Use a technique (what?)Tell Asa to get out of the petals while we summon Goldie and do the same. The pain and blindness will keep him from doing whatever he's trying to do.And if that isn't to much, maybe also tell Asa to attack Hoki while she's dodging. He won't be ready to move out of the way of an arrow if this works.
>>759052Well, what would you call using his Kekkei Genkai to dodge?
Where'd everyone go? Thread says there are still 15 posters.
>>759082Man, and I just went through all that meme magic. Story of my life, nobody's around to see my successes.
>>759024>>759052I'll support the Goldie plan.>>759080I got out of work a short time ago, just got done eating and showering.
>>759052>Summon Goldie and blind him>Evade the flowersRoll 2d100, best of 3DC 65, 95
Rolled 24, 28 = 52 (2d100)>>759108
Rolled 85, 19 = 104 (2d100)>>759108Yeesh, I knew getting out of the flowers would be super hard, but not THAT hard.
>>759112Both you and Asa lack specific defenses against this sort of thing
Rolled 62, 70 = 132 (2d100)>>759108
>>759117Yeah, I figured the chances of an archer being able to deal with a cloud of flowers was pretty low. Hopefully Asa rolls well on her dodge. And attack, if she can.
>>759119In hind site maybe using fire juts to burn the flowers before they did anything would have been better
Rolled 50 (1d100)Now to see how Asa's attempt to hit the swift-release user....with the arrows he easily dodges...while she's blinded from your successful goldie maneuver...goes.Well, he's blinded too, so there's that. I'll lower the DC by five.Rolling for Asa's special eyes.DC 95
>>759135I completely forgot we learned that fire jutsu earlier. I just looked at the pastebin and didn't see it so I completely forgot about it.
>writing>>759135pic>>759142need to update it yet again :(
>>759147Yet again I think of good ideas too late, and now something mildly retarded is happening. Let's rock, baby.
>>759139Well, I never said I expected her to hit. I just hoped she would.>>759147From now on I think I should just skim the previous thread or something, this nearly happened before the battle at the Pass too.
>>759139I was actually wondering, how does the dice for other characters work? Is Amon the only one that gets best of 3?
>>759157We'll just roast his ass next choice we get, no biggy
>>759174Yeah, I just hope Amon doesn't have a glass jaw. If I remember correctly, he's never actually been hit outside of training or while under the influence of the beads.
"Asa, quick get out of here!"You slam your hand to the ground, hand still freshly bleeding. Hoki makes one last hand seal and stops. The flower petals floating in the air begin to coalesce into dense spirals around you, adjusting with your every moment. Asa attempts to retreat, but is surrounded by the petals wherever she moves, as they follow her movements entirely.A small smirk crosses Hoki's face."Summoning Technique! Goldie, go!" You yell curtly.Without time to spare, Goldie poofs into existence in a cloud of smoke. Flower Ninja Art: Mirror Flower Water "Sh-she's shining!" Goldie sputters at the abrupt command.She begins to glow radiantly, then darker....and darker........And soon, you don't see her anymore at all as your world turns several shades of dark purple. Everything around you is deeply dyed and entirely motionless except for the steady spiral of the petals around you. Reality seems to warp and ripple around you like the surface of water. Your surrounding environment blends and flows together like a poor watercolor painting comprised of only a single palette of colors. All you can hear is the gentle breeze and the rustling of the spiraling flower petals.You look to Asa next to you...to see she isn't there. You look from left to right and don't see your opponent, Goldie, or the Fire Temple eitherIs it...genjutsu? You back away slowly, fists in front of you. You don't know how to combat something like this. Your heart beats like a drum in your chest. You anxiously await something, anything, to happen.But nothing else does as you continue to stare into the purple, liquid void surrounding you.(1/2)
After what seems like hours, you see the abyss slowly lighten. The walkway of the Fire Temple slowly comes back into view, along with a worried looking Goldie. You can't hear anything quite yet, so you look around you for Hoki.The fires have died to nothing but black soot. You see the hint of a sunrise on the horizon past the fracured walls. Next to you, Asa is on her hands and knees looking equally dazed. Hoki is nowhere in sight. Is something else missing...?Wait. You look back.The katana, once lying amid the rubble, is no longer there. Goldie's voice starts to come into the edge of hearing."...Amon-kun? Does he hear her? The flower-walker has vanished!"**************************************************That's it for now. Thread tomorrow night too.Twitter: @TheRedL4dy for quest times, waifu wars, and constant reminders that, no, tailed beast does not have "vagoo"Twitter will be updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning with any quest times for the following two days/weekend.Post Thread discussion away. Slow day today, but thank you to those who participated! I'll update the pastebin soon. Any thoughts? Opinions? Complaints?What are your thoughts on our sord-man?
>>759237Thank you for running, Red.Wish we could have been friends. Dumb rolls.:_:
>>759237Thanks for running Red. I agree I wanted all of us to be friends. I'm also wondering on how Asa feels about all this.
>>759237>tailed beast does not have "vagoo"But what about in the brains ape where you can talk to them and shit?
>>759243>brains apeI meant brainscape
>>759237I wanna fucking kill myself for not thinking that fire solves everything. good thread tho. We'll never be on good terms with hoki or the kid now. Bummer. unless we chase immediately during next thread, or something. Remember, kids, fire is the near universal problem solver.
>>759237He's definitely one tough motherfucker, walking off a fist sized hole in his chest. And lucky as hell, since everyone went to bed one or two posts before his fight and everyone that didn't forgot Amon learned fire jutsu.And I still need to get a twitter. I had no idea you'd actually answered that question.
>>759249Once you got the katana out of his hands, you actually had a good chance. He would've mopped the floor with not only you but most anybody given the nature of his release and skill in Iaido.Hoki loses in encounters that draw on too long or deprive him of his weapons.He is probably one of the only people who could be a good counter to Minato in terms of speed and techniques.
>>759239>>759241that's what happens when you choose hoes over bros, anons
>>759248I still can't believe everyone forgot what happened in the thread like two days ago.It's still like only a page behind this one
>>759287Well, guess we just flubbed everything.Also, I was going through your twitter and I wanted to thank you for giving my Pocket Dust the favorite meme award, it truly means a lot to me. Even if I fucked the up the entire fight because I though Amon was gonna die if we didn't do something drastic. Also since you never said anything when I asked and then encouraged me, I'm gonna keep tailed beast shitposting. I never found a tweet about vagoos. Don't even think you can get out of this, I'll just ignore your post and do it anyway.>>759293You always run from 11 or so till the morning. It's really hard to keep everything straight, especially because LITERALLY EVERY OTHER QUEST I FOLLOW WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF runs at almost the exact same time. Shinobi quest, MSP, H&D, sometimes Northern Beasts and Shinigami Savant, and Infinite Stars every Sunday. I try to remember everything, but sometimes one-off information slips through.
>>759173What other character "do" depends usually on your own successes and failures as the protagonist. If there is a situation that call for them to get rolls (and there will be more besides this time) it's a flat 1 die pass or fail.Only Amom gets 3 best
>>759339I knew it from the start, Amon a best. The best.... Until I make him do stupid shit.
>>759313Pocket dust is still my favorite meme, it'll have one last time to shine before the quest ends I'll make sure of it
>>759353>Amon fighting BBEG for the last time>Out of crafts supplies, Wen Qu is broken, completely exhausted>Look in our trusty bag one last time for the memories it holds while the BBEG rants>Amon sees something, doesn't believe it>Realizes one of his greatest comrades has come back to save him>Begins crying manly tears of friendship and love, knowing this will be the last time he sees his greatest friend>The BBEG laughs, believes Amon has given up hope and approaches>Amon stands shakily, tears are now streaming down his face>With a yell Amon launches his comrade Pocket Dust into the BBEG's face>BBEG is blinded, and cannot stop Amon as he jumps into the air>He begins spinning head over feet, sending his manly tears flying all over>They each catch the light of the sun and shine as Amon preforms a perfect spinning drop kick on the BBEG's head, killing him instantly>Amon lands and looks at the BBEG for a moment before turning and walking to a nearby ledge>He cries one last time for his friend, now gone forever
>>759371Forgot my pic, of course
>>759371Rip in peaceMay the joyous choirs of dust angels forever sings his praises
>>759385 If only I could write. I used like 2 adjectives. He deserved better.
>>759293it's not that I forgot, I just didn't think it was a good idea for whatever reason. I wasn't thinking clearly. That and I missed the actual voting phase.
WHO'S READY FOR SOME TENSION??
>>761652I dunno, it depends. Does it involve cute girls and/or tailed beast that may or may not have vagoo? Schrodinger's vagoo, if you will.I suppose fuinjutsu and dusty bags would be acceptable as well.
Panicked monks rush back and forth across the grounds in the early morning. Heard from their numbers are cries of indignation and disbelief, having awoken to a good section of their Temple walls destroyed and the nearby vegetation ablaze seemingly overnight. You and Asa sneak your way back to the campfire, exhausted but managing to avoid being spotted anywhere near the site of the destruction. You walk side-by-side with the beautiful blue kunoichi, her mane of smooth, cerulean hair seems to glitter in the morning sunrise. "I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner about Hoki, Amon. I didn't want to risk letting anything slip."You shake your head. "I can see how you would think I was a liability, Asa. I get it, I forgive y-."Her hand abruptly grabs the back of your gi, jerking you back with a stumble. "H-hey what's-"A single finger is on your lips, shushing you...Asa's finger. Her hand is on your chest and she looks at you with an annoyed expression. She shoves you into the nearby stone wall. You shut up quickly as she slowly lowers her index finger again. Was it something you said? Did you do something wro....Your eyes go wide as your mind goes blank, all thoughts immediately forgotten. The only thing you can process right now is...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G-4jQUGHaAAsa's soft lips on yours.For a moment in the world, there is nothing else that matters. You feel nothing besides this kiss. Your nose can only smell the subtle scent of pine that surrounds her. Your blood begins to pump excitedly. Your face grows hot, your eyes widen. A fiery hunger roars from deep inside you.You've have never experienced anything like this.It seems to last for a small eternity as you lose yourself in the sensation of her soft, brown skin....but after a minute, Asa slowly pulls away and opens her eyes again. She cocks her head at you, amused by your doe-eyed, surprised expression. Her warm smile only seems to feed the fires heating your chest. "I forgive you for ever thinking I consider you a liability. Hoki was your friend. Without the choice you made tonight, I may not even be here right now." Asa pushes you away lightly her hand. She flashes her smile at you again fleetingly before turning and strutting ahead to your campsite, her wide hips swaying with every bouncing step. (1/2)
>>761652I'm cautiously optimistic
>>761707I'll be honest, I did not see that coming. inb4 it's Hoki using genjutsu. That would be so hilarious. I wouldn't even be mad.
>>761707Also Red, you literally started up 1 minute before Wong. Do you do this to me on purpose? How am I supposed to play Ashes of Ariandel now that I finally don't have to dog sit?
You sit for a few minutes in stunned silence, the only sounds around you are the chirping of birds and the far sounds of monks shifiting brick and stone. What was that? You...The hunger from within you gives another shuddering roar. Your head feels light. You want more of that.You shuffle back to the campsite, head in a daze. Around the firepit stand an alarmed Rin, the kunai in her hand pointed at the Blue Huntress. A worried Yoru stands looking at her, his brow furrowed in curiosity. The first to see you approach the scene is a confused Tai. He looks at your approaching, dazed figure and back to Asa. He turns back to you, eyebrow raised and a smirk on his face. He puts his hand over the defensive Rin's arm, lowering both it and the kunai in her hand. "Amon, what's going on? Where's Hoki?" Yoru asks you, concerned. "What the hell are you doing with HER, too?" Rin glares uncomfortably at the archer. >Tell them about Hoki and his criminal background>Tell them Asa is here only for a little bit>Say Hoki attacked both you and Asa, you both thwarted his attempt though. Let Asa speak for herself as to why she is here. >Tell them Asa is here to stay and means the group no harm>Remain speechless, you're still a bit out of it. Let Asa explain the situation. She...is the type to take charge, after all.>Write in
>>761839>Say Hoki attacked both you and Asa, you both thwarted his attempt though. Let Asa speak for herself as to why she is here.Rin, don't be mad!
>>761839>Tell them about Hoki and his criminal background>Tell them we don't know what Asa plans to do I wonder if Rin saw Amon and Asa being lewd...
>>761839>Tell them about Hoki and his criminal background>Say Hoki attacked both you and Asa, you both thwarted his attempt though. Let Asa speak for herself as to why she is here.
>>761839>Say Hoki attacked both you and Asa, you both thwarted his attempt though. Let Asa speak for herself as to why she is here.Rin is best girl
>>761839Oh, and now BeleagueredQM and Wargle are running too. Is this Quest night or something?
>>761839>Say Hoki attacked both you and Asa, you both thwarted his attempt though. Let Asa speak for herself as to why she is here. >Tell them about Hoki and his criminal background
You blink a few times, getting back into the right frame of mind. "It turns out Hoki was an extremely dangerous criminal. He attacked Asa and I last night, but we managed to fend him off together. Unfortunately, he managed to escape when he used a genjutsu on us."Yoru shakes his head incredulously. "That doesn't make sense, though. He was-""You hired him, I know. It turns out he has a history of robbing and murder. He admitted it himself. I don't understand it either...or him for that matter, but we may prevented something worse from happening."Yoru crosses his arms and grows quiet, muttering to himself. "Hoki, a wanted criminal...I may not have liked him, but I wouldn't of guessed he would be...he seemed like a decent man..."Rin is still glaring at the woman next to you with eyes full of fire. "And, what is she doing here, hunh?"You think for a moment, but nothing comes to mind. You start to open your mouth, but Asa puts a hand on your arm to shush you. She addresses the others apolgetically. "I know we've come into conflict before, but if you'd allow it I'd like to put that behind us.I'm no longer a kunoichi of Kumogakure. In fact, I haven't been for a long time. I defected. More recently, I've learned that Kumo has deployed a team of ninja with the specific purpose to locate me and 'negotiate my return' to the village. I know for a fact there will be very little negotiation involved.Without Amon I wouldn't be here now. I'm used to traveling alone, but if there's anyone I'd feel safe alongside it'd be this hero. Let me join you. You could use the extra hand with Hoki gone."Rin glares daggers at Asa, who returns it in kind with a sickly sweet smile. "I say no." Rin declares with finality as she walks over to you. She grabs your arm and drags you over to the rest of the companions, eyes still locked with the blue kunoichi. "Amo- WE already have enough people as is, thank you. We'll be fine without another."Yoru considers the proposition for a moment, before looking at the girl coldly. "What about that trader? Aren't you hunting weapon smugglers?""He had sold information about my whereabouts to Kumogakure. You could say I'm here now because of what he did, not that anyone should thank that creep."Yoru thinks for a moment, before a smile crosses his face and he shrugs. "I don't see a problem with it. I'd prefer a trusty face with us on the road after what happened with the one I hired."Rin scowls at him, before all the faces in the group turn to the stoic Tai. He looks at you, first. "I don't approve."He then turns to the rest of the group just as Rin starts to give Asa a smug look. "But, I have no objections to her traveling with us. I abstain from the vote."Rin's face drops as the companions turn to you expectantly. Asa looks at you, cautiously hopeful. "The choice is yours, Amon.">Accept Asa>Reject Asa>write ins
>>762318>Accept AsaConsole Rin with head pats
>>762318>Accept Asa>"Rin, we will need all of the help we can get. This travel has gotten even more dangerous. Please, do it for me."
>>762318>Accept AsaI mean, she's probably way better at fighting than Amon. And that lightning arrow attack thing was epic.>>762354I think I'll vote for this if a couple other people do as well. It'll probably be funny and cute.
>>762354Rin would not appreciate head pats right now. It's probably the most condescending thing you can do to someone.
>>762354>>762318+1we need all the help we can get after this shit, things may only get more dangerous.
>>762318>Accept Asa>study some scrolls when people go to sleep, we need them intellectual gains
>>762387wait, fuck. You're right. nevermind on the headpats. Need coffee to think straight.
No to headpats. that's only cute when they're not mad.
>>762417Even with Amons disarming smile?
>Sealing Technique: Vitality Sealing Formation>Earthen Seal: Spirit BindCan we combine these two to make an area effect of chakra disruption and paralysis? We can exclude ourselves and our allies with the iron armor seal. It should paralyze anyone else and disrupt any ranged chakra attacks aimed at us from outside the area
>>762431Rin would like it but she would need to calm down first.
>>762438How about we get her to help tattoo the seals on our body, she'd like that
>>762318>>Accept Asa"We should probably get going. I fear we may have overstayed our welcome."
>>762457I'm just waiting for the monk from the pond and garden to run up and yell "MY TREES! NOOOOO!"
>>762506Oh god I'd die laughing if Red did that.
>>762437The spirit bind needs to be applied to the body directly, while the VSF is an AOE technique. Is it possible? Yup. Do the two combine simply? No. You could study how to combine the concepts of the two into one technique though. 100% thinking with seals though, I like it.>>762431pic related>>762444She really would like itAsa wouldn't mind it either...>>762457Yeah, the Fire monks are slowly reconsidering the whole "hospitality" thing>>762405stealing that for the reaction pic folder, because dogs>>762368she can do an ice version, tooLooks like the answer is overwhelming. Way to be the hero, anons. A isn't going to approve of your intervention, though Writing!
>>762519>AI doubt he'd be dickish enough to murder a war orphan monk after he adopted Bee.
>>762519A's a tool, B's the dude we need to make friends with.
Internet caved and just returned, switching spots. Next post in about 20 minutes
Rin holds your arm in a vicegrip, basically claiming it as hers as she and the newcomer try to kill each other with looks alone. You nowly nod and Asa's face relaxes with a sigh. Rin notices and her mouth drops in exasperation. You squeeze her hand. "Rin, we will need all of the help we can get. This travel has gotten even more dangerous by the day. Please, if not for me, then accept her for the safety of the others."Rin goes red in the face as she pouts heavily. "It's not them I'm worried about..." she mutters under her breath.You gently remove your arm from Rin and step forward to Asa. "Asa, I think we'd all be honored to have you join us on our journey."She smiles warmly to the group. Turning to you with the same expression but with a sultry look in her eyes now, Asa offers you her own hand. "The pleasure is mine."You feel a bit hot in the face. A bit jittery, you shake it anxiously. She laughs a bit, noticing your brief lapse in nerve. "I look forward to getting to know all of you.""We should probably get going. I fear we may have overstayed our welcome." You follow. The group responds in kind. Rin's face is red for some reason, she looks like she's steaming. It is a bit hot out, you suppose. Your group finishes the pleasantries and begins to pack up camp. As you do so, someone approaches...(1/2)
It's the same monk from before in the council chambers...He gives you a polite bow, which you return in kind as the rest of the group stops to watch the man in curiosity. "Amon Shuu, brother monk of the Water Temple...the council would like to speak to you."You start to apologize to the monk for the damage, before he shakes his head. "They would like to...discuss...the Red Beads you mentioned. Follow me, if you would."You look back to your friends. You...>Agree>Politely decline, say you'd like to head on your way>Ask if you'd be allowed to bring someone (who?)>Talk to the monk, ask him something (what?)>Write in
>>763022>Ask if you'd be allowed to bring someone (who?)Tai. I got a bad feeling about this scoob.
>>763089seconding bringing Tai, he's really the only one we could trust with sensitive information, plus he gives a shit about us
>>763089>>763094That is good reasoning. I'll change my vote to this. I hope I can still delete my old post.
>>763094good enough reasoning, changing>>763042to ask to bring tai
>>763094Changing mine to bring Tai as well.
>>763307It's gonna be awkward explaining to Tai Amon's been possessed by an old Monk that literally wants to kill everything that's alive. I'm sure Tai'll be a bro about it though.
You ask him if you can bring Tai. At first he shakes his head, but you insist rigidly. He concedes, telling you in nothing less than certain terms that you may not bring anyone else. "Follow me, if you both would." He begins to leave, before hesitating and looking back at you with the same, serious expression. "And please have you and your friends refrain from destroying more of this Temple, thank you."You scratch your head abashedly, a light layer of fuzz has grown on it since you left on your journey. Seems like the monks took more notice than you thought. You can't help but feel a little bad. Remembering the predicament you were left in last time- and the mental note to never separate yourself from your materials again- you grab your pack and the Wen Qu, leaving with the young man and Tai.As you enter the Temple, you think you hear the faint sound of someone yelling in the distance... MY. TREEEEEEEEEEEEEES!*********************************************The council chambers are thick with incense, leaving you somewhat short of breath. The atmosphere is stifling. The monk, whose name you still haven't learned you note, doesn't take his usual place behind the council of high priests. There are more monks here than before, each one standing in the background behind a high priest- six total.The young man stands behind you, blocking the doors of the chamber....Tai glares at the man, uncomfortable, before standing at your shoulder. The oldest monk, sitting in the middle of the half moon of aged monks in the pillared room, begins.(1/2)
>>763331Poor Monk Gardener. He's the true victim of this quest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__gLIyeQYDU Amon Shuu, we of the council have discussed the nature of what you had told us earlier. The news was most...concerningThe priest farthest to the right speaks up, to your surprise.The wraith described within the beads...the profile you provided us...Another speaks in turn. Not even our worst fears could have imagined such a fateYour stomach begins to sink. Something about this doesn't feel...right. You look at Tai, you see him eyeing the monks of priests, suspicious. There is a small myth, unknown to but a few and hidden in the most esoteric texts, that Bishamon, legendary sage of the eight gates, descended into madness in his lifetime upon witnissing the death of his blood brother, Kannon.Kannon, a sage and legendary gate himself, would be killed by the same man whom he had sealed a demon into years prior. The first human seal...the first "jinchuriki"This time the priest on the left, the same one you remember protesting before, speaks. This heresy was quelled for generations, along with the suggestion that Bishamon had killed two of the remaining gates and claimed their powers for his own. Such a suggestion was not only foolish, but inherently dangerous to the very central tenants to our belief in the Ninshu. The second to last priest speaks. He would be stopped by Amida of the Wen Qu, the last living among the gates, and both would disappear entirely from the annals of history...a departure previously believed to have been from reaching moral enlightenmentFinally the last, bearded priest left to the center speaks.If what you've suggested is true, if Bishamon truly resides within the beads and-potentially-within you....If it was false, the dangers it would pose to the faith having one of its founders becoming a demon himself...The oldest finishes.Amon Shun, for the sake of the world at large....for the sake of our faith....You cannot be allowed to leave this place. Brother monk, forgive us for what we must do. We do it for the sake of good. The fire monks in the room shift immediately as one, moving forward into the gaps between the high priests...trapping you. Tai, wide-eyed with shock, takes a fighting stance. You...>Go peacefully, submitting yourself to the wishes and wisdom of the elders>Take a fighting stance. You can't let them stop you here, you still need to deliver your friends home. >Protest, you've done nothing to warrant this!>Agree with the dangers present, but suggest the monks help you seal Bishamon within you permanently- and securely.>Agree with the dangers present, but suggest the monks aid you in extracting and reimprisoning the wraith>Suggest the course of action is too rash, that more information of the nature of the threat be researched>Write in
>>763331>As you enter the Temple, you think you hear the faint sound of someone yelling in the distance...>MY. TREEEEEEEEEEEEEES!
>>763368>Agree with the dangers present, but suggest the monks help you seal Bishamon within you permanently- and securely.
>>763368>Agree with the dangers present, but suggest the monks help you seal Bishamon within you permanently- and securelyWe're not just gonna go quietly, our friends need us. We promised to get Rin and Yoru to safety, and we're gonna do it.
>>763368>>Agree with the dangers present, but suggest the monks help you seal Bishamon within you permanently- and securely.But if they're all like "No u must b deaded 4 gud', then;>Take a fighting stance. You can't let them stop you here, you still need to deliver your friends home.
"....You're right, but you don't need to do things this way. We can seal the spirit within me permanently somehow, right?"The antagonistic priest to your left scoffs. And then what, I wonder? You wander the nations in the middle of war, possessing the powers of- at the very least- the tailed beast you spoke of? Do you have no shame, no humility? Monks swear to a vow of peace. Would you be so bold as to suggest you would end violence itself? If we let you leave now, we risk the lives of thousands."You don't know that! It can be done, I can- I will- resist its influence!"The head priest in charge waves his hand.Even if we did, do you think the spirit would allow such a thing? One of the greatest users of fuinjutsu rests within you now...is there any seal truly permanent in such a circumstance?another speaksNot only Bishamon, but if our suspicions are correct...it contained more than just his spirit. A portion of the powers, the very essences, of each of the nine tailed beasts may have been sealed within the unassuming beads you picked up that day. The same beads you wore...whose seal you broke.The head priest speaks with finality. The nature of the beads is only speculative...but if true, you pose an unimaginable danger even beyond the influence of Bishamon alone.>Ask them what they mean of the nature of the beads>Suggest you can make a seal yourself. You can do it. You have to do it. (roll required)>Go peacefully, submitting yourself to your fate>Take a fighting stance. They've made their decision. You can't let them stop you here, you still need to deliver your friends home.>Write in
>>763518>Ask them what they mean of the nature of the beads
QM PSA: threadly reminder that if you ain't reading to the theme songs, you're only getting half the impact.thank you for your time, your quest will resume shortly (and probably go for another hour or two)
>>763518>Suggest you can make a seal yourself. You can do it. You have to do it. (roll required)Didn't we read about it in hiragans scroll?
>>763518>Ask them what they mean of the nature of the beads>Suggest you can make a seal yourself. You can do it. You have to do it. (roll required)Also bring up the Iron Armor Seal. It must be able to help some, and surely they have someone that can do tattoos.Spoilers for Ashes of Ariandel, don't read if you haven't played. Why are there so many trees and dogs? They're literally my 2 most hated enemies.
>>763524>When anon remembers the original factors that started the journey
>>763518>Ask them what they mean of the nature of the beadsThis is very distressing
>>763526Those fucking trees man. I'm not using my pyromancer build so they're a huge pain in the ass
>>763518>Ask them what they mean of the nature of the beads>Suggest you can make a seal yourself. You can do it. You have to do it. (roll required)
>>763518>>Take a fighting stance. They've made their decision. You can't let them stop you here, you still need to deliver your friends home."So far all you have offered is speculation and guesswork. And even if what you say is true, you would keep the truth about Bishamon a secret? How could you claim to follow the path of truth and understanding by keeping it hidden and forgotten?""Your actions are understandable, but they are wrong. This is not the way of ninshu."
>>763534>>763529>>763526>>763524>>763520>Nature of the beads>Roll to convinceDC 16And writing following best of the first three rolls
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>763559Myatsuu, help us in this time of need.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>763559
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>763559
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>763559I could've sworn we use 1d100 in this quest
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>763559
>>763562>>763565>>763566So close, yet so far.
>>763556I'll take this write in, thank you~I'll lower the DC to 13 for it.iz good
Son of a bitch. Fuck you too dice gods.
>>763570>R1oLSI just noticed that.
>>763573you spoil us, Red.
>>763578>Kills your teacher>Sticks a demon capable of Armageddon in you>Kills your familyI mean....uh...I guess I gave you Rin and Asa, so that kinda makes up for some of it
>>763573Hooray, my write-fagging and the roll from >>763566 saved the day!
>>763579 Harem when? Haha, I'm not that autistic. Yet.
>>763579>I guess I gave you Rin and Asa, so that kinda makes up for some of itWho in this timeline are both destined to die young. Unless this becomes an alternate timeline itself, we won't be getting a happy ending with either of them.What if Tsuki has TWO dads and we're the other dad? Our chakra nature is fire, and orochimaru is a weird fuck who might do something like that.
>>763600Well Asa only died because of Tsuki's special mystery box surprise iirc. And we can totally fix Rin. I know we can. Right, Lady? ... Right?
The...nature of the beads?"What...what do you mean?"[Council's Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__gLIyeQYDU ]This time it is from behind you, the young monk speaks."The tailed beasts are pure manifestations of chakra. They are formed from it. They are it. They are the progenitors of chakra and life itself. To have that power..."The high priest steps off his throne, standing to face you. The freed tailed beasts are sinks of chakra in this world. Collectively, all forms of chakra, life itself, flow through them like a filter. They are at one with it by their very essence, and ,together, it is them. We only imitate their power, converting natural energies of our own into chakra. What we do is simply conversion and cosumption. To them, all chakra itself....life...is indistinguishable and a source of their power.The longer we allow you to exist, the more prevalent this effect will become. Consumed by this power of the combined tailed beasts alone, you would become a wraith unto yourself, feeding off the lives around you. Your loved ones, everyone you hold near will risk their very lives by being around you. With the spirit of Bishamon tethered to the Beads as well, the risk of his incarnation...your possession...and the completion of his goal is added to this. You are an abomination.You...will, no are...feeding off the lives of those around you? Rin.Asa.Yoru....Tai puts a hand on your shoulder. "Don't listen to them, Amon. It's impossible. Even if it were...to the very end, we'll stand by you. I couldn't live knowing I had left my brother. Even if it was true...I would spent whatever life I had happily by your side, as it would be a life worth living."(1/2)
>>763654I knew Tai would be a bro and he did not disappoint. We need to give him a manly bro hug at some point.
You nod shakily to your brother, before turning to face the council newly heartened. "So far all you have offered is speculation and guesswork. And even if what you say is true...you would keep the truth about Bishamon a secret? You would admit defeat? How could you claim to follow the path of truth and understanding by keeping all of this hidden and forgotten?""Your actions are understandable, but they are wrong. This is not the way of Ninshu.""I am Amon Shuu, one of two surviving monks of the Water Temple and inheritor of the teachings of the great sage, Myatsuu. The future is never decided. The actions of lesser and greater men ripple eternally, nothing is certain. If anyone can prevent this, I can. I will.If you would help me, I can design a seal to end all seals. Even if you don't help me, I will work with my own efforts to never allow such a thing to pass." The monks in the room falter. The priests look at one another with expressions of skeptisism and uncertainty. The high priest considers what you said for a moment, before he sits back down. You have three days, Amon Shuu. I pray for your success.You bow to the council, although Tai does not imitate the gesture, and walk to the doors. The young monk stands in your way, glaring at you and unmoving. Tai walks past you, grabs the man, and throws him behind you on the floor.He begins to get up, his face contorted with rage, when the other monks gather towards him. They restrain him as they retreat back to the corners of the room. Our monks will assist you in any and all ways possible, Amon. Use our libraries, use your knowledge, use your talents...and may luck be on your side, for all our sakes.**********************************************As you leave the room, Tai closes the door behind the two of you. You turn and embrace him in a firm hug. He hesitates for a moment, before he briefly returns the gesture. "Hey now, no need for that."You separate and Tai looks at you seriously. "You don't have much time. What first? We'll get you anything you need.>Look through the library for books of forbidden seals>Ask him to gather information regarding the Tailed Beasts>Tell Tai to research what he can on the Five Gates>You need to meditate first, this is a lot to take in>Read the scrolls you have first, see if there is anything you can acquire from them>Ask for something else (what?)>Ask him to not tell anyone of what was said in the council chambers>Write in
>>763738>Read the scrolls you have first, see if there is anything you can acquire from them>Ask him to gather information regarding the Tailed Beasts
>>763738>Read the scrolls you have first, see if there is anything you can acquire from them>Ask him to gather information regarding the Tailed BeastsThis is good for a start, if we make some headway I think we can do it
>>763738>You need to meditate first, this is a lot to take inOnly for a little bit though, Amon was just stuck in Hoki's genjutu for who knows how long and haven't slept in ages. He won't do good work while he's tired>Tell Tai to research what he can on the Five GatesWell actually, before we do this we need to tell our friends we can't leave right now. They need to decide what to do.
*****************************************If it's okay with everyone, QM is going to call it a night in a bit. Consider this the pause in our quest and a time for voting, questions, and discussion on what to do next. QM will stick around for a little bit. Thread will continue tomorrow afternoon. Twitter: @TheRedL4dy for quest times, complaints of heartbreak, waifu wars, and Tai-posting and hopefully more art in the future. Drawfags pls :')
>>763738>>Ask him to gather information regarding the Tailed Beasts>>You need to meditate first, this is a lot to take in>>Read the scrolls you have first, see if there is anything you can acquire from them
>>763770Thank you for running, Red.
>>763770>Tai-postingI like it. Thanks for running Red. I'll see you when I see you.
>>763770Goodnight lady.Goldie best girl!
>>763809 That's not how you spell Chomei.
>>763807Oh, do you want to keep this tread bumped until the next session?
fuck twitter's character limit, I'll write it here.I like the direction of the story so far, and all the reveals and lore you've put in show that you've put in your own work. The quest requires the players to actually think tactically in combat situations due to our big thing being seals, an art that either takes preparation beforehand or using wits in combat to shift the battlefield to a more favorable position.As for the characters, you've written them all pretty well as far as I can see after conversing with them a scant amount, so I can't really pick a favorite of them. I can pick out who's best of the 3 waifus we've been given, though. I look forward to meeting more characters and seeing your interpretation of them, considering all you've done so far. As for flaws, I personally get a bit confused when you use italics to denote another person speaking, but I can get used to that.TL;DR bretty gud so far, keep up the good shit. Also, I'm not a critic, so maybe others could offer some insight. I saw a thread about that sort of thing up, you could submit yours for critique if you want it from people who may be more versed in this sort of thingon an unrelated note, fuck me, we have parts of all the tailed beasts inside us/the beads, holy shit. THAT is some power. We'll either never use it, or we'll use it at the end due to the powers of friendship we make with the beasts. I doubt we could make buddy-buddy with them though. Maybe Chomei, but beyond that, I doubt it.
>>764423my main complaint is that we just kinda suddenly had these intensely strong emotional bonds with other characters and I'm not really sure exactly when or how they developed in such a short time
>>764473I think it's due to loss and hardship forming companionship. I mean, we were the ones who found out about Rin being a jinchuuriki and counseling her about it. We've met people who were and are emotionally vulnerable, counseled them, showed emotional vulnerability in turn, and were counseled by them.. I'll admit we have grown close and fond of people fast, but not so fast that I feel it's unrealistic. Also, is it really so intense? I mean, we've been friendly with them, and tried to be a shoulder to lean on. Except with Asa, who we leaned on in our time with her. Thogh, I'll admit, she is a bit more touchy-feely with Amon. I mean, that kiss came from fuckin' nowhere. It may have been only Amon feeling the way he did though, Asa may just have wanted him to shut his self-depreciating hole for a bit, and wanting him to keep her around so that she wouldn't be left alone as a missing nin.That and, I mean, have you seen how fucking ripped Amon is? Man is built like a brick shithouse at only 2/6 strength, combined with his lack of knowledge of the outside world to instill a bit of puppy-dog innocence, and penchant for saying wise bullshit sometimes can tickle some fancies.
>>764517They have been through a bit of a crucible already.Also, Asa is a smart girl...and a bit manipulative. She cares for the people closest to her, but she is both very confident, knows what she's got, and gets what she wants.The ripped Amon pic can be considered as a year or so in the future. Amon is lean, mean, monk machine, but is still on the younger side and not so strong yet. He mostly uses his opponent's strength and momentum against them in fights, so if you were to outright attack people the whole noodly aspect would become apparent.>>764473This is valid and I'm glad someone noticed it.Note what the priests said regarding the nature of the beads and what it means ir you.You're leeching from them slowly, but it will progressively escalate in a more drastic fashion if left untreated. You're bonding with these people, literally attaching to their life force and absorbing small parts of them.It's fair to say they're becoming attached somewhat quickly...without even realizing it.Thanks for the discussion and feedback everyone! Glad to see you thinking about the quest!
>>764929well fuck, my justification for friendship just got BTFO'd. Ah well, more of a reason to get the seal on ourselves right. Can't be jiang-shiing our buddies to death. Though it could be a potent weapon if we could control it. Siphon chakra out of our enemies, maybe drain their stamina too, then just leave them alone.
>>764976You're definitely spot on with the friendship, it's just your actions have been taken with a bit more potentcy than expected.They're also becoming more attached to you on a passive basis as well as long as you're around them.You an Asa do realistically get along and mesh well, there was nothing fake about that. She does care, as do the others, but just keep in mind what's up.It could be used for good. Who knows? You could get to know a few interesting characters here and there...
>>765038Amon Shuu, the Friendly InfiltratorHe'd be like the stereotype of the chick that seduces/mind controls the king. But instead of that he just makes them like him a whole lot.
So do you guys think we'll have enough time to get enough research in to make a proper seal? I'm confident we can do it, I really don't want to be seperated from our friends I actually like all of them, plus we just got reunited with Tai which is awesome I love his and Amons relationship.>>765059For some reason that makes me think of the Persona series and their social link system. I don't think we go out of our way to form bonds with people like that, Amon is a genuine and stand up guy which is why I like him so much, he just tries to do the right thing and does his best.
>>765059It's like tobi's Best Friend Genjutsu
~DAY 1~ (Three Options) (Anons Choose: tailed beasts, meditation, current scrolls )You tell Tai to search through the library for anything related to the Tailed Beasts. Also...you tell him to apologize on your behalf to the others. The journey will have to be delayed for a little while, at least until you figure something out.If you even can.Tai acknowledges this, saying he'll be back within a day and to keep your chin up. He runs down the hallways and you lose sight of him as he turns a corner. Your head is throbbing from exhaustion. When was the last time you rested?When was the last time you slept?Shaking yourself awake doesn't help. Your mind is too fuzzy to begin something of this magnitude. A nearby monk tells you where the meditation chambers are when you ask, figuring if you need to get some type of rest this would be the best way to go about it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ8RoCfYguAYou walk through the doors and into the stark empty room. It would seem that the other monks are fully preoccupied with other tasks at this time of the day. You take a mat and place it before the statue of the golden buddle, the sticks of incense still leaving a thin smog in the upper rafters of the compact room. You sit cross-legged in meditation. You begin the mantras in your head, repeating the phrases you remember all too well. You lose yourself in your thoughts, the words of enlightenment the last thing you remember before slipping into deep slumber. There is a fork in the road ahead. Which path will you take?>The right faintly echoes with the sounds of lapping water along the shore. An old smile, a forgotten memory. A miracle in the flesh.>The left lies in the shadow of an overarching plateau. The miasma of fate lies thick in the air. Vegetation slowly thins towards the top. The horizon above glints red and gold.
>>766600>The right faintly echoes with the sounds of lapping water along the shore. An old smile, a forgotten memory. A miracle in the fleshRed is bad, man.The color, not you Lady.
>>766600The left lies in the shadow of an overarching plateau. The miasma of fate lies thick in the air. Vegetation slowly thins towards the top. The horizon above glints red and gold.
>>766600>RightI'm seriously worried for Amons iminent future
>>766600Now that I think about it, I wonder if the water is referencing the Water Temple or Myatsuu.
You smell salt. The sound of waves lap against your ears, alongside a soft, old voice chanting. You open your sore eyes. The ground seems to bob up and down far below you. The earth underfoot moves with every step of the silver-haired man carrying you on his back. The salty breeze rubs against your face, resting on the shoulders of the middle-aged monk.The sun sets to your left, leaving the ocean shimmering in shades of gold. The overlooking dirt path you're on seems to stretch ahead for miles... The body of faith shall burn away impurity The bones will transform into relics of the Buddha The ordinary mind will rise from coals of wisdom The heart shall become diamond Yea, as I walk through the valleys of death I shall not fear evil Thy truth is the staff, thy love is the light In search of treasures, I shall't not succumb to the abyss The Ninshu shall guide me The words the old man says seem to soothe your aching heart. The weight on your mind, the thoughts of fire and death...of carnage...vanishWhat a nice prayer, you think to yourself as you slowly slip back into peaceful slumber. Someday, you'd like to learn it for yourself....[Learned: Mantra of Ninshu- Stength of the Soul][Effect: ?]You awake with a start to the meditation room. Damn, you'd fallen asleep! You hardly have any time to waste like this! But...the words of the mantra from the memory still lie fresh in your memory. The words Myatsuu had spoken, carrying you across the coastlines of the Land of Water.It seems to resonate with you, strangely. You can't help but feel whole as you say it, remembering the phrases word-for-word. You leave the meditation chamber a little calmer, sure that you have found something more valuable than a jutsu or seal. (1/2)
You take your place in a small study room adjoined to the library. Through the window, you see monks shuffling back and forth- commanded from their midst by a stern Tai. You light the candles in the room around you, opening your pack and emptying out the scrolls within. (Pick 1)>Cover what seals you know already. Study and note the effect to see if they can be combined or altered to help somehow.>Study a scroll or book yet to be finished>Read Myatsuu's note or your journal>Write something on a tag or scroll>Write in
>>767232>Study a scroll or book yet to be finished
>>767232>>Study a scroll or book yet to be finished
>>767232Lady can you list the scrolls we have on us or tell me which scroll we had that specifically mentioned the sealing of tailed beasts. Unless that's the one we traded to Hoki
>>767232Study scroll that isnt finished yet
>>767232>Cover what seals you know already. Study and note the effect to see if they can be combined or altered to help somehowThe Iron Armor Seal is perfect for what we want. It (somewhat) resists changes in to our chakra from interior influence as well. We could modify it to protect from a specific form of influence, since every entity's chakra is unique. We'd just have to find the Bead's specific chakra in our system. Or our friends, since it's indirectly affecting them as well.
>>767314Actually, what thread did we read Hiragan's scroll in? I need to go back over what we learned from it. If we take whatever Hiragan used to seal Bishamon in the first place, and merge that and a version of the Iron Armor Seal we make ourselves, it would seriously reduce the chances of Bishamon being able to influence the seal, since he wouldn't be able to use his chakra to affect it.
>>767314But do we have any way to track that specific influence? I agree that the basis should be the iron seal, but we need to know more.
Materials available:>The Intricate Scroll (0/?) [Intelligence Required to Decrypt: 4/6]>The Fish Scroll (159/400)>The Broken Book- Teachings of the Sage Myatsuu (356/500)>The remains of the Red Beads (162/?)>Hiragan's Scroll (163/400)
>>767355Yeah, that's the hard part, finding whatever's affecting us. Maybe if we look over the broken beads we'd be able to find traces of their influence. And gleam some knowledge from the seals we would be able to read.>>767368>Hiragan's Scroll (163/400)
How do we increase Amon's int?
>>767384>>767368Also, pick two for this vote as it's overwhelming in favor of studying new things
>>767368>The Fish Scroll (159/400>The Broken Book- Teachings of the Sage Myatsuu (356/500)
>>767377Yeah, the two things I think we should study right now are Hiragans scroll (which I'm pretty sure hold juicy Uzumaki seals) and the beads themselves.
>>767384Oh, they're sealing chains, I thought they were just for combat and such.>>767404>The remains of the Red Beads (162/?)>Hiragan's Scroll (163/400)Oh, and what happened to the 4chan scroll? Is it just not listed because we'd have no chance to understand it?>>767419How would either one of those help us seal something?
>>767404>>767384Link your votes and questions to my post, I'll answer all questions (to some degree) that are. >>767232Otherwise, consider this space for discussion among yourselves on what you'd like to do.
>>767368>Hiragans>red beads>>767430The 4chan scroll is the one we need int to decrypt
>>767430They're for combat ~AND~ sealing!Also, 4chan scroll is the "Intricate Scroll"
>>767368>>The remains of the Red Beads (162/?)>>Hiragan's Scroll (163/400)I want to read more of Myatsu, but beads and Hiragan's probable seal-y goodness looks more appropriate right now.
>>767435Oh, alight. Is it possible for Amon to make his own seals based off of other seals? And to Amon's knowledge, is it possible to make those seals only affect specific chakra... signatures or whatever they'd be called?>>767448I thought we needed 6 int for that?
>>767448Voting to study Hiragans scroll and the beads.
>>767460....hunh, I think I wrote that at like 1am. Need 4 intelligence out of 6 total in the stat to decrypt the 4chan scroll. Amon currently has 3.5It is possible for Amon to make his own seals from other seals. Consider this a (crash) course in going about that, albeit with quite high stakes. Amon made a seal that affected only a specific chakra signature not too long ago, if you remember...
>>767498Hear no evil?
OK, so, we need a plan. I think what we do is find out how Hiragan actually sealed Bishamon and the small portions of the Tailed Beasts into the Beads, hopefully we may even get a picture or diagram of the seal since the beads broke and we don't have time to fit the thousands of pieces back together. From there, we study the Uzumaki chains and the Iron Armor Seal. The chains can seal a specific entity's chakra completely, and the Iron Armor Seal keeps other chakra from affecting our chakra. So we find out what parts of the Uzumaki seal pertains specifically to sealing chakra, and what makes the Iron Armor seal block internal chakra changes.And since >>767498 reminded me we made that See No Evil seal for Yoru (kinda forgot about that after the shit that went down afterwards...) that might help as well.Then we just Frankenstein all the parts we need into one big seal and tattoo it on ourselves.We'll probably also need to find a seal that keeps Bishamon's influence from affecting others through Amon specifically, since the first seal seems like it'll specifically affect Amon only. This is just the first step though.If we prove we can keep Bishamon from taking us over to the monks, they may give us more time to work out the second part.
>>767532The hear no evil variant given to Yoru.
>>767538Hear no evil. I mean hear no evil for Yoru.
>>767532pic>>767538>Pic or diagram of the beadsI mean...QM is incapable of art...>Hiragan sealing BishamonHiragan did not seal Bishamon.Also, Hiragan's Scoll and Red Beads take the vote.>Roll 2d100, first three per usual(First d100 for Hiragan, Second for Beads)
Rolled 53, 85 = 138 (2d100)>>767579
Rolled 55, 16 = 71 (2d100)>>767579
Rolled 40, 63 = 103 (2d100)>>767579
Rolled 26, 21 = 47 (2d100)>>767579I meant IC, since Naruto's author didn't make written rules for the layout of seals (as far as I can tell.) For Amon to puzzle out what each specific part does and how it does it.I remember you describing a seal earlier along the lines of being taller than a person and super complicated. You'd need to be a professional to make a real version of something like that. And be really good at patterns and layouts.
>>767634I'll make an entire SOMA-level system of seal design and layout later on for you to play with. Cap this as a reminder, but I can't tonight. For now, consider what you want to make and how you want to make it with what information and techniques you're provided.We'll go from there.>Writing
>>767579Amida! That's his name. I remembered the guy was the user of the Wen Qu I hope Senpai notices us... but for the life of me could not remember his name. I just remembered Hiragan's scroll mentioned sealing Bishamon and just went with it.
>>767671So to simplify >>767538We take the Sealing bits from the Uzumaki Chains, the bit of the Iron Armor Seal that resists internal influence, the part of the Hear No Evil Seal that targets a specific entity's chakra, and add that to Amida's seal of Bishamon that should be on the Beads after we puzzle it out. From there we study other seals to see if they can add something useful and add those parts too. Does this sound good to everyone? Am I missing anything?
>>767753I approve, I'm only good at brute forcing things but it sounds like you're thinking with seals. Maybe the research will open up more options to make this plan work better
>>767753Hear no evil does not target a specific entity's chakra. The one you made did for a specific reason
>>767775Uh, Red, I hate to bring this up, but... you forgot to archive thread 7. It's not on suptg. Can you tell us how Amon made Yoru's seal work?
>>767803It's still on page 8.
>>767803I think it's still up on the board.
>>767775We used blood in the ink?
>>767819So we need a bit of the Beads mixed into the ink of the seal. Anyone know how to powderize glass?>>767825Yeah, I went back to look for it. I guess I hid it after Red ended it. >>767819Well, that would have helped my search... I need to be more patient.
>>767868We used our own blood in the ink, maybe we just need to do it again. I like your idea too though.
>>767883Well if we mixed our blood into it it would affect us. We need something from the beads so it affects what was sealed in them.At least I'm pretty sure that logic's sound.
>>767902The line between us and the things were sealing is pretty thin since they live inside us so both might work better. The beads were just their former vessel though and we're the current vessel so maybe the beads aren't so important now.
>>767944Bishamon and the tailed beast fragments are still their own entity inside of us, their chakra isn't our chakra. Bishamon is just using us and our chakra to affect the world with his. That's why tailed beast transformations and such are possible in the canon, the jinjuriki are using the beast's chakra instead of their own. At least I'm 95% sure that's how it works.I'm think that since the beads were his vessel for hundreds or thousands of years, they'll still have a trace of him. But I'm just gonna ask Red anyway.>>767819That is how the tailed beasts and jinjuriki work in canon right?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epCaF-O15UsHiragan's Scroll (163+53+55+40= 311)[Threshold Met: (300/400)][Technique Learned- Four Symbols Seal][This is a sealing technique based on the fūinjutsu of Uzushiogakure's former Uzumaki clan. The sealing formula is used to seal and constrain any target into a human body or an object. Acts as a lock of sorts on prexisting seals. Does not inherently seal anything itself. Generally used in conjunction with the Uzumaki Sealing Technique to strengthen the seal.]Remains of the Red Beads (162+85+16+63=326)[Threshold Met: (300/?)][Technique Learned- Dharma Power Seal][A particularly rare technique, the Dharma Power Seal is a sealing formula written on the body of the user or item. When activated, the formula allows for a bridge to form between the chakra networks of the first individual to come into contact with the user/item.]>>767995The lines between your two chakras will progressively become blurred, until they amalgamate completely. In cannon, the beasts were sealed away separately inside their hosts. The host could access this sort of "sealed container" within themselves, along with the tailed beast's power. If that makes any sense. It worked differently depending on the seal used for the jinchuriki. For example, while Naruto and Nine-tails were distinctly separate, B's and the Eight-Tail's chakra were stated to have become indistinguishable in canon. Different seals, different methods/effects
>>768078Alright, the Four Symbols Seal will definitely help. I'm not good enough at lateral thinking to see how the Dharma Power Seal will really help. I mean, if we used a seal like you described Naruto's we might be able to just take Bishamon's power, but it would give him a way to affect the outside world and Amon. Seems too risky to be helpful.
>>768078I don't get it, I feel like the description of the four symbols seal contradicts itself
>>768120We also need to contend with the parts of the tailed beasts within the beads. Perhaps we can seal the beads within ourselves to keep anyone from messing with them, but doing that doesn't help with our current issue
>>768154I thought everything that used to be sealed in the beads is now in Amon
>>768141welcome to my life of trying to describe what was naruto plot-magicFour Symbols Seal helps keep things sealed and contained, plain and simple. It acts as a lock to other seals, strengthening them. It doesn't "seal" an object into anything inherently, but rather just helps in the process.
>>768154>Current issueMonks fear the influence from the beads/Bishamon could lead us to becoming a possessed avatar of destruction. So our seal should focus on locking that power/influence away so it cannot affect us, right?
>>768154Well the Beads themselves don't matter much anymore. After they were broken everything sealed in them transferred to us. They were just a vessel and now we're the vessel. I'm hoping that they have traces of everything that was sealed in them, because we don't have time to go around the world and get samples of the whole tailed beast to make them part of the seal.
>>768180>>768154Oops, I forgot. They DO matter because they have seals engraved across their surface. But not because they have any nasty influence anymore.
Right, my bad, had a massive misunderstanding from a few threads back. Quoting everyone is too much effort on mobile.
>>768220I know man. I hate mobile 4chan. Especially because as far as I can tell you can't change the layout from Eyerape Blue.
>>768232Go to settings at the top of the page and you can hit the check box for use a dark theme under the miscellaneous section
Mobile poster here, I just use the Clover app
You study Hiragan's scroll and the broken remnants of the Red Beads late into the night, pouring your mind over the materials. You restore sections of the old archivist's scroll and transcibe his footnotes and diagrams into your own journal. You think you've managed to glean a bit more information about both the old archivist's journey from his footnotes...and you've learned more of the story written in the scroll itself, now realized to be the account of the Legendary Gate Kannon. In Hiragan's notes of the old scroll/journal you see references to a "treasure" found deep in the humid plateaus of The Land of Lightning. Further scribbles reference a "City of Whirlpools" housing the final resting place of one of the Legendary Gates. You manage to break down the complicated, segmented formulae written in the old man's handwriting and piece it together to form a seal. The journal of Kannon details his journey of penance across the great continents. You decide to set aside the scroll to read later, however. There are more pressing matters at hand for now. You study what is left of the Red Beads, their broken glass and red cloth at first leaving you empty-handed of any answers. However, you begin to dissect it piece-by-piece. You notice on one of the beads, shards more intact than any the others, miniscule etchings in the glass. This will require quite a bit of time to look over...more than you have at the moment. You take to the cloth that binded the beads together, carefully picking the strands apart. On the cords of red fiber you see tiny chains of formulae bunched and bound together. It takes well into the night before you manage to rewrite the seals into your journal and interpret them.It's nearly midnight when Tai walks through the door with an armful of books, some dusty some freshly bound. You drops them on your desk. "I've managed to gather everything from the chakra natures of the Tailed Beasts to their last recorded locations, that one being particularly nasty to find. It wasn't even in the normal shelves, we actually managed to find a room behind one of the bookshelves when someone tried to pull a false book. You should have seen the d- ah, forget it. You have more important work to do. What else do you need?"~Day 2~ (Choose two)>Have Tai look up various methods of ritualistic sealing>Have Tai look up texts on tattooing>Tell Tai to find anything he can on the 5 Gates>Review the information Tai brought you on the Tailed Beasts>Try to string together combinations of techniques you have (two techniques at a time, what?)>Take a break to see your friends, possibly ask them for advice>Review your current techniques>Write in
>>768331>Have Tai look up various methods of ritualistic sealing>Review the information Tai brought you on the Tailed Beasts
>>768331Surely one of the monks here knows how to tattoo right? Could we get one of them to help us instead of making Tai waste time learning it?
>>768331>Have Tai look up various methods of ritualistic sealing>Have Tai look up texts on tattooing
>>768331>Have Tai look up various methods of ritualistic sealing>Try to string together combinations of techniques you have (two techniques at a time, what?)The Uzumaki chains, specifically the chakra sealing part, and the Iron Armor Seal. They're our best bet right now for making a seal capable of keeping Bishamon contained. We can worry about how to do it after we make the seal.And is Tai getting everyone else to help? Can we ask one of them to ask around for a tattoo artist instead of having someone learn it?
>>768392Throwing my vote at this.
>>768331>>Tell Tai to find anything he can on the 5 Gates>>Review the information Tai brought you on the Tailed BeastsGoing off the story the other monks told us, the 5 Gates are very important to this. Otherwise angrybijuumonk wouldn't have gone after them.
>>768423>>768409>>768392Actually I wonder if it would be better to not have Tai look up the sealing and instead work on adding the Four Symbol Seal to whatever we make from the Chains and Iron Armor Seals.Also, Red, you mean 2 actions out of the list, not two personal actions and one action for our friends right?
I'm going to agree to >>768392You'll find someone to tattoo you as is. Pick two other actions from the list in general. Reply to this post with your final votes, it is getting hard to track these
>>768490Alright. I'm still for my original post. >>768409>>768423I guess you guys need to link >>768331 with a new post.
>>768490Going for >>768392 again.
>>768392Actually, I'll just say this looks to win the majority>Ritualistic Sealing>Combine Sealing Chains and Iron Armor SealWriting
>>768490Oops, I'm going stupid. That's what happens when you try to focus on like 5 things at once and do a bunch of complex shit.My vote's still >>768392
You thank Tai and ask him to look up anything in the massive library related to ritualistic sealing."Anything in particular?" He asks, scratching his head. "Everything."Tai eyes grow wide for a minute, before he forces back a determined grin. "If it can be done, it will."As Tai once more rounds up the reluctant monks and snaps them back to work, you begin to form the basis for your seal. You take the largest, blank scroll you have and begin by transporting all information you've compiled on the Heavenly Seal: Iron Armor Seal and Heavenly Seal: Adamantine Bind Technique. It takes most of the day, as you watch the sun rise to its zenith through the Library windows and gradually begin to fall. By early-afternoon, this first step is done. Outside, the monks still hustle to-and-fro to the pace of Tai's barking orders. You feel your thoughts slowly degenerate to a static buzz. If you stopped, you fear the exhaustion would consume you immediately. But, as it is you are a machine of a man, moving from one written text to another. Your hand hasn't stopped moving for hours and went numb long ago. This isn't just for you anymore.You begin the second portion of the task, dissecting the individual elements of each technique on another, separate scroll. The innumerable sets of relations between the symbols are organzied by effect and by parent technique. You set aside entire columns of symbolic logic, using the blank header and footer of the scroll as a worksheet of sorts. It is mid-evening by the time you finish this. A few monks have collapsed outside, but Tai burns on. His passion inspires you to push everything out of your mind, focusing solely on the effective seal you intend to form. You work through the night, your hand beginning to chafe from constantly holding the brush in your hand. Countless attempts fail before you as in inspect them, theoretically unsound. The balance in the underlying structures fails in your first try. In your second, you think you have made a groundbreaking discovery in logic only to have your hopes crushed on realizing you made several key mistranslations in your progressively escalating exhaustion.Tai comes in at one point, but sees you working feverishly, eyes bloodshot. He says nothing, and leaves only a thick pad of paper, a summary of his findings, on your desk for you to read later.
By daybreak...you have it. You finally have it. The combination of the iron armor seal and the admantine binding technique is...expansive, if you were being modest. You would probably need an empty room's worth of space to write the seal in its entirety. The combined technique you have will perform well, at least as a foundation. >Anons combine: (Heavenly Seal: Iron Armor Seal) + (Heavenly Seal: Adamantine Bind Technique)>This seal must be exclusively tattooed on an individual. The Adamantine chains formed by the Heavenly Seal are now functionally invulnerable to any external influence and cannot be broken. Additionally, the tattooed chain seals provide protection comparable to the Iron Armor Seal, passively preventing direct manipulation of the chakra network by foreign factors- even internal as well, to a degree. This would prevent most genjutsu, as well as the absorption of your chakra. >Unfortunately, there seem to be some complications to the newly created technique. On activating the chains, your chakra is sealed entirely for the duration. You cannot produce additional chakra and will have difficulty manipulating what chakra you do have due to the constraints. Additionally, the technique shares the weakness of the iron armor seal, namely the method of application in the effect. It will slowly lose its efficacy over time as your chakra and the that of the beads becomes indistinguishable. >There is room for improvement, to be certain>Would you like to name the technique? >Yes, write in>No, QM's choiceAnd>Roll 1d4>First duplicate number rolled is taken
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>768754>No, QM's choice
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>768754
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>768754>No, QM's choice
Rolled 3 (1d4)>>768754I'm complete shit at naming, so you do it.Now we need to somehow make the chains affect Bishamon and the tailed beast fragments.
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>768754>>No, QM's choice
>>768778>>7687894 is death. Or monkey. Hopefully monkey. Or something else that isn't death.
>>768778>>768780>>768781>>768785Wow. That's honestly surprising. Do we get something special?
Rolled 3 (1d4)>>768754>Heavenly Seal: Mind's Fortress, Body's Prison
So I was thinking maybe we could use the iron armor seal on bishamon and the tailed beasts chakra specifically to contain it and keep it from mixing with ours. Or apply the spirit bind chakra confusion effect to them to disable their chakra completely. The question is how to isolate their chakra from our own and make it a target of a seal. We need to learn more about using blood with seals.
>>768864Well my idea was to see if the Beads still had traces of them, since they were sealed in them so long, and if they did turn the fragments into a powder somehow and mix that into the ink of the seal.
>>768876Instead of specifically targeting bishamon and all the beasts inside us it would be easier to just exclude our natural chakra from a seals effects using our blood somehow. Like excluding one chakra signature is simpler than specifically including several different chakra signatures
>>768876Let me know if I'm not making sense, I'm actually ridiculously tired right now
>>768905As far as my (very limited) knowledge of Naruto canon goes, I don't think you can do that. I could be wrong, we'll have to ask red to be sure. And using the beads is the simple way, all you have to do is add the powder to the ink, like how Amon added his blood to Yoru's Hear No Evil seal. Again assuming that the Beads will work as an example of their chakra. We need to find that out.
>>768905This... makes a lot of sense. Now we have a direction to improve upon for now.
>>768926Oh it is possible. I should probably learn more about Naruto canon, my limited knowledge on the canon keeps popping up. I wish I had the time.
>>768949naruto canon is flimsy and vague at best, anon. don't worry about it. A good rule is that unless something is explicitly stated to be impossible beyond a doubt, it's possible.
>>768945It might even be as simple as adding our blood to the ink used to tattoo an iron armor seal on our own body. Who knows?
>>768926Hey Red, can I think of this like programming? If this then this and all that. I could just list out everything and try to make some sort of pseudocode for it. I'm much better at thinking in code than simi-nebulous knowledge of a setting I'm not familiar with.
You feel like shit, plain and simple. The light of the sunrise hurts your eyes. Your body aches and demands sleep. But...You look at the seal stretched before you across the room on the scroll. This isn't complete, not yet. You feel a manic anxiety flood through you as you realize it's the third and last day. You don't have time to worry. You don't have time to think, let alone breathe. You have to work, have to keep going, have...have...Two fair-skinned arms wrap around your neck from behind. Rin leans in, her soft cheeks rubbing your own increasingly gaunt, bruised ones. She doesn't say a word, the two of you just sit for a few moments. You enjoy the comfortable silence in your thoughts, for once. You feel your eyes droop slightly, but the feeling of Rin's cheek rubbing on yours keeps you awake. After a few moments, she releases the embrace and pulls up a chair next to you, looking at your corpse-like complexion with concern. You try to think of something to say, but have trouble coming up with any sort of cohesive thought. Rin looks at you with some degree of sadness in her eyes as she puts a meagar plate of food on one of the only somewhat empty spots on the table. "You haven't eaten in days, Amon...have you?"You shake your head. You try to reach for the fork, but your fingers can't seem to grasp it. It falls out of your hand. You try again, but have the same issue and can't even lift it. Rin looks at you with pity and sighs."Come on, turn this way. We promised to help each other, remember? A promise is a promise!" She gives a soft smile as she grabs the utensil, starting to feed you slowly. You feel a little embarrassed by this...but can't complain, as you begin to physically feel better as you continue to eat. Rin's face has a patient, cheerful expression as she continues, talking to you as she does so. "Tai managed to find someone at the Temple who can do tattoo today. He said it would probably be needed for some kind of ritual or something..."She looks at you, concerned. "You're not going to get hurt, are you?" You shake your head. To be fair, you're not sure yourself so it isn't a lie. Rin smiles at this though."...good. Well, Yoru is busy helping the old guy find the right tools for it. He became very interested on hearing the details of the procedure. Asa..." Rin scowls. "...well, she's gone finding a room, thankfully. I volunteered to help apply whatever the seal or tattoo is. They're expecting it to be more than a one person job."She finishes feeding you and puts her hand on your cheek. "Tai....told us, Amon. Don't hurt yourself trying anything, okay?"With that, she quietly takes her things and leaves you to complete your work. (1/2)
>>769008Go about it how you'd like, just realize whatever theory you come up with has to be reasonable applied somehow.Also, powdering the beads won't work...you'd just be putting powdered glass in your tattoo 0_o I think that's considered a health code violation
>>769024It was a pretty long stretch, I knew that. I just thought you had to give a seal an example of what you wanted it to affect, not that you could exclude everything but some specific thing.
~Dawn of the Final Day~ (2 Choices remain)>Try to dredge through the information on the Tailed Beasts>Read the -still rather thick- summary Tai provided on the ritualistic practices>Combine two seals/techniques (What?)>Read a scroll (What?)>Write in
>>769056You may select the same option twice
>>769056I'm still fucking terrified>Read the -still rather thick- summary Tai provided on the ritualistic practicesI'd say this twice, if someone can provide a good alternative I'll switch to that
>>769056>Try to dredge through the information on the Tailed Beasts>Read the -still rather thick- summary Tai provided on the ritualistic practices
>>769056>Try to dredge through the information on the Tailed BeastsIt would be nice to know a damn thing about the other 9 demons we're harboring>Read the -still rather thick- summary Tai provided on the ritualistic practices
>>769056>>Try to dredge through the information on the Tailed Beasts>>Read the -still rather thick- summary Tai provided on the ritualistic practicesWe need at least a basic understanding of the bijuu. I have no better ideas.
>>769024So, the part we just made is like code that basically says Stop if it's ever invoked, it just stops code from running at all. But if we made it to exclude Amon's chakra, it becomes an if - then, else statement for manipulating Amon's chakra. def Chakra Manipulation: If Amon: Allow. If else: Stop. We just have to make it passively affect Amon at all times, no matter what. Basically make it self recurring code. Basically just add Run: Chakra Manipulation after each if statement. I have no idea what seal would do that, since the seal we just made with the chains is active only. Does someone else know? This is the next step we have to do.After that we add the Four Symbols, which doesn't really have a coding equivalent since it's a multiplier and code doesn't work that way.So everyone, we need a passive seal to add to the chakra sealing chains we made. Which one do we have that can do that?Could we roll a wisdom check for Amon?
>>769056Blood ink+iron armor sealFour symbols seal+spirit bind
>>769110 I really like the word basically. Also I'm tired. Would parts of the See No Evil Seal work? It's constant so long as chakra is running through it, if we can connect the tattoo to our chakra network it would work.Is it even possible to dissect seals and only use specific portions?
>>769110I think it'd be nice to spirit bind all the foreign chakra in our body. And combining it with four symbols would make it permanent.
I feel like it might help us to meditate and see all of the chakra flows in our body
>>769117a decent idea, not gonna liebut attuning the iron armor seal to your own chakra does *just* let your own chakra pass through unhindered. It does that anyway. It would specifically block the influence of the person specified using the blood ink. That...may not be a good idea?
QM's personal suggestion:>Combine the Four Symbols Seal with your current constructed one?>Yes>No>Combine the Dharma seal with your current constructed one?>Yes>NoThese will both count as actions in their own right. Note that otherwise, I'll take the tailed beast and ritual practices vote as the majority
>>769158Well we need to figure out how to use blood to exclude chakra signatures then. And I don't think any of our existing seals would do that. Can amon just make one up? I want to make a permanent spirit bind tattoo that excludes our own chakra only.
>>769134not how spirit bind effects things, not how see-no-evil fundamentally works...http://pastebin.com/3vzHnmkj
>>769173Four Symbols would make it last longer, but what would the Dharma seal do?
>>769134>>769148We need a way to keep Bishamon and the tailed beasts from merging with our chakra, so that the seal with always affect them. Then we do >>769110, I'm getting my priorities backwards.The next problem is that the spirit chains won't work as a passive measure.>On activating the chains, your chakra is sealed entirely for the duration. You cannot produce additional chakra and will have difficulty manipulating what chakra you do have due to the constraintsOnce we get these two things down we should be set.
>>769173I was kinda thinking the adamantine chains were a dead end since the chains would exist in the physical world and we're dealing with metaphysical stuff inside our own body. How would that even work?
>>769192Four symbols would let you effectively have better control over the seal and how it effects your chakraDharma seal does what it does. It may take advantage of the changing nature of your blended chakra and the constraints of the adamantine chain seals.
>>769173Yes to both I guess. I'm gettin too tired for this shit
>>769194For Bishamon, you may just want to keep him sealed away in you. After all, he wants out. For the tailed beasts...well, you'd have to get their chakra the hard way and add it to the tattoo seal to accomplish what you're suggesting.
>>769208I'll swap out the vote for reading about the tailed beasts for adding the Four symbols then. When the Chakra blending gets to be more of a threat we can add the Dharma seal along with whatever other improvements we cook up by then.
>>769208Actually, it's fucking stupid to wait until a threat is a threat. I'll say yes to both. Sorry for being so damn wishy-washy.
>>769232We'd be really vulnerable using our constructed seal without the dharma seal though. Having no chakra would be a bitch. I think we should focus on making the seal before we read about the process of applying it.
>>769173>>Combine the Four Symbols Seal with your current constructed one?>>Yes>>Combine the Dharma seal with your current constructed one?>>NoUnless I'm reading everything completely wrong (very possible, I'm buzzed and sleepy), what Dharma does is one of the things we're trying to keep from happening. Including that seems to be a really bad idea. More control, on the other hand, good idea.Swapping out my vote >>769086For Four Seals and >>Try to dredge through the information on the Tailed Beasts
>>769225Alright, I'll vote for adding the Four Symbols Seal and the Dharma seal. I'm too tired to be coding and all this complicated seal stuff. I'd add something about improving the chains to be passive or finding a seal that would do it, but I can't think of anything that would other than maybe the Four Symbols. I keep going over everything we know and just feel like I'm missing something obvious.
>>769259I'm thinking adding the dharma seal would just let us use the foreign chakra inside us when our own chakra gets sealed by the main seal we made. I could be wrong though.
QM is going to make an executive decision because this is both taking too long and making everyone a bit too tired. >Tailed Beasts>Four Symbols Seal Writing
>>769267Dharma had more votes than reading though...
>>769276Actually maybe it didnt. Too tired to count properly. These votes within votes are confusing
>>769276reading had more votes initially.I'll make a separate chat next time we do something like this so I can keep track of votes versus discussion.Writing
>>769296If only Anonkun wasn't so focused on smut and much less known than 4chan. It would be a lot easier to do stuff like this.
>>769296next time you give a suggestion or discussion point, it'd probably be best to call a revote for the whole action. It's easier than trying to keep track of all of us discussing while changing our votes and shit.
You begin to dredge through the books on the tailed beasts. What you find is...disconcerting. The beasts are pure manifestations of chakra. They are literally made of it. They are as follows, in order:Shukaku- Last Known Location: Sealed within a pot, SunagakureMatatabi- Last Known Location: Unknown, The Land of LightningIsobu- Last Known Location: Unknown, The Land of WaterSon Goku- Last Known Location: Sealed within a human, The Land of EarthKokuo- Last Known Location: Sealed within a human, IwagakureSaiken- Last Known Location: Sealed within a missing-nin, The Land of WaterChomei- Last Known Location: Unknown, The Land of WaterfallsGyuki- Last Known Location: Sealed within a human, KumogakureKurama- Last Known Location: Sealed within a human, KonohagakureEach materializes different natures of chakra, feeding from the energy around them. They are functionally immortal and will eventually reform from large deposits of ambient chakra if destroyed. When sealed, this effect comes into play as they adapt to match the chakra which surrounds them- in this case that of the human. It seems they have individual identities. You would need to collect the chakra or blood of each individual tailed beast somehow and add it to your seal if you wanted to completely imprison them and block their influence. You imagine that might make things a bit more difficult for the spirit Bishamon. ...Do these things even bleed?Regardless, you turn back to your work. With a final push, you spend the next hours adding the Four Symbols Seal to your creation...It's done. This...could work for the time being.>Seal created..... Seal of Babylon: Adamantine Chains of Heaven>This seal must be exclusively tattooed. The Adamantine chains formed by the Heavenly Seal are now functionally invulnerable to any external influence and cannot be broken. Additionally, the tattooed chain seals provide protection comparable to the Iron Armor Seal, passively preventing direct manipulation of the chakra network by foreign factors- even internal as well, to a degree. This would prevent most genjutsu, as well as the absorption of your chakra. >By adding the Four Symbols Seal to this, you have greater control and stability in application. Your chakra is no longer sealed when you activate the technique. Additionally, you can choose *when* and *how much* of your chakra you exude.>The seal acts as a lock on your own, blended chakra. You can fully release this lock on your seal for brief periods of time, allowing you to continously absorb chakra from your environment and any nearby individuals in it.>When fully locked, the seal will restrict the influence of your sealed chakra to a fixed minimum. In simple terms, you can restrict the effects to what they were when the seal was applied by fully *locking* your seal.>Be careful not to unlock the seal for extended periods, as you can easily be overcome by the freed powers within you.
>>769495So we have a shitload of tailed beast chakra, bishamon chakra, our own chakra, and we absorb chakra passively too? Where does all that chakra go?
>>769495>Seal created..... Seal of Babylon: Adamantine Chains of Heavenwhat a fucking radical name, holy shit, bruv
>>769495So, we're still kinda screwed because we still kill everyone around us.Also Jesus we need to be careful. Having access to anyone's chakra at any time is like Orochimaru's wet dream.
You look on your creation...your own, unique seal. It won't stop the slow merging of your chakra with that of the beads, but it will restrict the effects. This will do it. Any more will take time and more materials...you may have a chance of beating this after all. You take the designs, stumbling out of the room you'd been in for the past few days and out the door of the library. You take one shuddering step at a time towards the end of it...when around the corner steps the young monk from a few days ago in the council chambers. You looks at your disheveled figure with the first expression of utter surprise you've seen on his face. He rushes forward but before he can reach you, you thrust out the scrolls in your hands with a final show of strength. "Told...you...I could do...it."And you collapse from exhaustion. continue to the application of the tattoo?>yes, finish this now>no, wait until next thread
>>769544>we still kill everyone around usnah man read more carefully
>>769557>no, wait until next threadI want to be wide awake for this.
>>769535You ain't controlling Bishamon chakra...that's the danger.Bishamon control YOU. You don't know how to fully control the portions of tailed beast chakra yet. Tapping into them will run the risk of going into a frenzy
>>769557>yes, finish this nowI can still go for a an hour or 2, dunno about everyone else, tho
>>769557>yes, finish this nowI'm up for it
>>769557>>no, wait until next threadI want to say yes but I'm ready for bed. And by ready I mean my desk may become bed if I don't move soon.
>>769559I thought we were slowly killing everyone right now? Or does Bishamon's need to control us more to do that?
>>769557Will there be a lot more thinking? If so,>no, wait until next threadI'm super tired right now.
>>769601I think it's just gonna be the tattoo scene, idk why it would require any more thinking with seals
>all that work with no payoff until next threadI'm an instant gratification kind of guy anons, come on now
>>769621I'm about to drop dead here. Whatever you guys pick, goodnight, everyone.
*******************************************I'll exec decision and say we save what happens next for tomorrow's new thread.That's it for now. Thread tomorrow, probably actually in the early afternoon this time.Twitter: @TheRedL4dy for quest times of your naruto fanfiction, Asa art yet unreleased, geeking out because SEALS, and goldie warsTwitter will be usually updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning with any quest times for the following two days/weekend.Pastebin to be updated...eventually.Post Thread discussion away. Good shit today. Thoughts on the product? I'll organize the process to be more streamlined in the future. Any Questions? Suggestions? Characters yet to be seen and/or just not yet revealed to be coming in the near future by yours truly that you'd want included?Literally shoot...just no tailed beast waifus, please...
>>769645Thanks for running, Rin is best girl. Have we gotten better at seals after those 3 days?
>>769645This was really fun. Planning and researching, as well as hypothesizing what seals would combine to make which effect, it was pretty rad. We'll definitely have to do more as we improve our special seal over time. Again, you should probably call a revote if you offer gm suggestions or discussion topics for the task at hand.I hope the monks here will let us leave with a book about how to apply seal tattoos, we need to know if we're gonna upkeep this shit while journeying around looking for ways to improve our own seal.
>>769645 Since Chomei's undisputedly best waifu, and part of her is part of us, can we waifu her. HAHAHAHA THERE IS NO ESCAPE AS LONG AS I'M AROUND. I'm really scared to ask, but what do you think Orochimaru's thoughts would be on Amon chakra literally being an amalgamation of everything and everyone with chakra he's ever met? Including long-dead fuinjutsu masters and every single tailed beast?And thanks for running Red, see you next time. I'll find a way to shitpost about tailed beast waifus then too!
>>769645>no tailed beast waifus, pleaseCould we have a bijuu bro, though? Chomei a best.Anyway, night Lady. Sleep now.
>>769666You'll see >>769676Rin will probably learn a bit from this, enough to help>>769678If Amon plays his cards correctly...Orochi will never know. Hell, nobody will besides the immediate group of companions. But, when anons eventually showboat...well, Amon will have justifiable reasons to lay low and keep moving.
>>769701sweet, more of a reason to keep her around other than the fact that she's best waifu out of the 3 though we'll see how her village feels about that. And even if she does get to stay, I still want that, if only because I'd feel bad about solely relying on her to do it all the damn time.And I hope we don't unnecessarily use this power, it would be quite out of character. We should only disengage the lock if it's do or die time, and at no other junction should we even really hint that we have this, unless given very good reason to.
>>769718there are heavy incentives not to, I've already worked out the system
>>769718Yeah, can we just say that there'll always be two votes against even mentioning the lock, let alone releasing it, so long as the situation isn't life and death? It would be completely stupid to do it otherwise.
>>769727Oh no. What if we bond with Orochi, but instead of becoming a better person due to Amon, he goes all yandere and shit? Truly, this is the worst -but most entertaining- possibility for pedosnek.
>>769748Or better yet, that happens but he also tries to become a better person but keeps messing up and Amon has to keep correcting him when he thinks he's doing something good but isn't. It would be hilarious.
Also, the qst archive ate thread #7I shit you not, it says the thread is archived but doesn't show up anywhere.
>>769764Weird. Did you forget to give it any tags or something?
>>769771Nope, everything was there
>>769760this is now the best possibility to happen to Orochi. not really, it'd still probably be terrifying, but this is way funnier
>>769783"No, again, Orochimaru, killing someone because they've had a terrible life doesn't make their life better."
>>769718trust me when I say she probably doesn't mind getting dibs on whenever you're shirtlessand in need of a tattoo of course, that too. Yeah.
>>769964 I hope she doesn't act lewd when she does it.
Tramp stamp when?!Or maybe a little goldfish on his butt?
>>770698does a tattoo that probably sprawls our entire body count?
>>770728and on that day, Rin's eyes escaped her face.
As I said before and will say again, Rin is best girl.
>>770822by the way, Red, is there any sort of relationship between the monks and the ninja? Like, is there any code of conduct or respect to be given? Or is it like any person seeing any other person?
>>770889>>770872>>770827>Not a tailed beastPoor taste detected
>>770830There is no formal, generalized relationship between ninjas and monks. Besides the facts monks do not approve of:1) Ninjutsu, as it is essentially weaponized chakra2) Violence/War, but that's obviousBeyond that, it would depend on individual interpersonal relationships. Whether a ninja treats a monk with respect or as an example of an archaic, dusty belief system is entirely dependent on the person in question. Orochimaru and Hidan might not give a shit, while someone like Itachi or Kakashi might be a little more pious/dignified towards them. I wouldn't say it'd be a normal interaction though. Think of it this way, how would you react to see a Catholic or Shinto priest when walking down the street one day? (Or any man of faith for that matter)Also, new thread in 30 or so just me find reliable wifi
So, for whatever reason thread 7 isn't visible on suptg, but it is archived. So if you're going through the archives wondering where thread 7 is, this isn why you can't find it. To get to it, you need to open any archived thread from the qst board, you'll know it because the site address will have qstarchive in it. From there, copy paste this number: 748165 in the spot of the number in the address. That's the post number of the original post of the thread, and it'll take you right to thread 7.
Even better, have the link. I'll include it with the opening posts in future threadshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/748165/