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"It's ready."

You stand weakly. The monks had already drawn much of your blood to prepare the necessary ink for your seal. On waking up, you were told some of the council of monks had fainted on seeing your design, while others began to pray right there and then. You'd made what was believed impossible, what did not even exist hours before.

Now, to apply it.
The young monk, finally introduced to you as Chiriku, stands in the shaded stone doorway to your cramped guest bedroom. He and Rin will be assisting the monk Tai mentioned before in applying the tattoo seal.

You stand with a struggle from the cot. Chiriku guides you down the halls, but stops you outside a stone door.

"The frailty of your constitution is a subject of great concern among the monks, Amon. The procedure will be long, a day at least, and it will be painful. Historically, it was suggested the chakra of the one to be sealed should be disrupted for the entirety of the procedure...but nothing quite like this has been done before. If we did that here, you would invariably die from the collective stress and trauma your body has undergone.

Rather, we have decided to position our own monks in the room to stifle any sort of attempt at possession by the spirit within you. Should this fail...we would suggest one of your companions be prepared to restrain you until a seal can be made."

"Who will you choose to stand guard?"

>Tai: he is your most loyal companion. He's been with you from the start and he'll see this through to the end
>Asa: she is by far the strongest of your group. If anything goes wrong, she'll be the one to force it back.
>Yoru: You're not sure, but you think if anyone could think up a plan on their feet it'd be him.
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>>771432
>Asa: she is by far the strongest of your group. If anything goes wrong, she'll be the one to force it back.
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>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. You acquired the Red Beads, demonic artifact of a legendary sage gone mad, and accidentally released them from their seal...and into your own body.
>For the safety of your friends and the world at large, you have spent the past three days creating a seal to contain the curse, the Seal of Babylon.

>This is where your story begins.

Character pastebin:
http://pastebin.com/3vzHnmkj

Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ninja%20Monk

QM Twitter: @TheRedL4dy
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>>771432
>Asa: she is by far the strongest of your group. If anything goes wrong, she'll be the one to force it back.
Well she stopped it last time even though she broke the beads
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>>771432
>Asa: she is by far the strongest of your group. If anything goes wrong, she'll be the one to force it back.
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>>771432
>Asa: she is by far the strongest of your group. If anything goes wrong, she'll be the one to force it back
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>>771432
>>Tai: he is your most loyal companion. He's been with you from the start and he'll see this through to the end
Rin's going to be helping; she and Asa do not get along. At all. Better to keep them apart until things are less... volatile.
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>>771491
I'd like to belive they would get past that for our sake
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>>771432
Oh yeah, Red, your name for the chains gave me an idea.

Would it be possible to totally not rip off Gilgamesh from Fate/Stay?

>>771491
I think they'll keep it under control. Amon'll die if they don't and they know that.
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>>771491
Tai is also assisting in the application of the tattoo. Best to have him focus on that. Asa is pretty strong, so she could hold us off for a while.
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>>771501
No 100% part of my inspiration at this point

>>771510
Tai is working with the monks to suppress Bishamon. Asa will be restraining him/you directly if things go south.
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>>771486
>>771473
>>771471
>>771456
>Asa takes point, Tai helps out
writing
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"Asa can keep things in line."

Chiriku nods and leaves to fetch your companions as you enter the door. What greets you is a massive, enclosed hall of carved bedrock columns with an altar on the far side. Between each column a Fire Temple monk sits on a thatched mat, two candles to either side of each of them providing the majority of light in the room. To the far back is a small, raised stone dais covered in various cloth linens. Surrounding both the altar and dais are various tools and implements: Brushes, three large jars, bandages, a strange needled contraption, and sealing tags.

The monk in charge of the tattoo ritual stands aside the dais, waiting. He is older and has notably long earlobes....

W-Wait...

The monk gives you a knowing glare as you approach, before motioning to the center of the dais.

"Take off all of your clothing."

You begin to protest, you're in a room full of people! Your close friends are going to be here, can't you at least...

The long-earlobed monk has none of it. "One thing that WILL remain intact today is this ritual. If you want to be tattooed, you will take off all your clothing."

Embarrassed, you strip entirely and sit in the center of the stone platform, facing the altar. The monk gives you a blindfold, which you take from him confused.

"Wear this for the entirety of the procedure. It's required but...it'll help."

You tie it around your head and your world goes black...
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>>771656
Oh, it's even more lewd than I could have ever imagined.

This is too lewd, Red. Are you running a quest or writing smut? For shame.
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>>771683
you're wearing underwear and getting picked apart by needles....what have you been watching?
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>>771692
Ok well I keep getting posting errors and my posts are getting eaten so I'm just gonna stop the jokes about lewdness now.

4chan shitposting is like 80% of the activity on your site. How can your site survive if we can't shitpost?
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>>771692
It's probably somebody's fetish.
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>>771692
Wait, didn't Asa destroy the beads? They're still in the pastebin.
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>>771805
Red's very, very bad about updating the pastebin.
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>>771808
Well, we still have what's left of them, so they are in our inventory.
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>>771822
Yeah, the little shards of them.

Too bad Amon himself is basically the Beads now. Oh well, they're still useful since the entire surface of them and the cloth that connected them is covered in seals.
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The one stern-looking guy, Tai, walks in front of you. He's shown a total of two facial expressions so far as you've noticed...serious and contemplative.
You don't think he's quite the type of person for pleasant conversation...

On the other hand, you have the fuming princess next to you. You remember Amon called her Rin, but she hasn't even tried to talk to you yet. A blind man could see the innocent girl has a crush and feels threatened by you. But then again...
You flip your hair.
...who wouldn't in this case?
You'll win her over later, somehow. She's a bit more venemous than you'd like, but you have something more important at the moment. You resist the urge to summon Usagi. The last man, Yoru, shrugged when the monk had come. He's said he wasn't sure he could help much with this, but he'd be by later in the day to watch.

Opting to observe for the time being, you test your bowstring as you trail behind the monk Chiriku. He leads you to a creepy door built into the foundations of the temple.

It seems like it leads down into the earth...normally you'd be turning the other direction by now, but....
you enter and go down the stone steps, which exit into a stone mausoleum of sorts. So, this is what a Temple is like...?

You can't help but feel a little amazed by it all. This is a sight few could ever hope to see.

Chiriku takes you to the far side of the hall, past columns of monks softly chanting, and to the altar. Sitting in the center of a stone dais, Amon...

Your eyebrows raise.
~Oh my~

You already feel the heat radiating from the younger girl next to you. Seems like your call was spot on.

>Try to talk to Tai before the ritual
>Talk to Chiriku, ask what exactly you should do
>Wish the younger girl good luck
>Take a position in the upper rafters
>Stand, watching the application of the tattoo
>Write in
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>>771865
....wrong order
>You are now Asa Amamoto, The Blue Huntress
>You recently joined the ranks of a traveling group of companions, led by a passionate young monk named Amon
>However, after being accepted heartily into their ranks, Amon was called to attend a meeting with the council of the Fire Temple
>He was gone for days
>Tai would later tell you and the others of a curse in the Red Beads, the same beads you had ripped off him at Kikyo Pass
>The monk Chiriku has explained you are to stand guard over the ritual application of the seals Amon has spent the past three days making
>You can't help but feel somewhat responsible for this
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>>771865
>Wish the younger girl good luck
>Stand, watching the application of the tattoo
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>>771865
>>Talk to Chiriku, ask what exactly you should do
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>>771865
>~Oh my~
fucking kek

>Wish the younger girl good luck
>Talk to Chiriku, ask what exactly you should do
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>>771865
>~Oh my~
I'm having an amazing giggle

>Talk to Chiriku, ask what exactly you should do
>Take a position in the upper rafters
Since Asa's an archer and all, she shouldn't really be close to Amon in case he loses control. It would kinda screw her over.
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>>771865
>Wish the younger girl good luck
>Stand, watching the application of the tattoo
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>>771865
>Wish the younger girl good luck
>Talk to Chiriku, ask what exactly you should do
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>>771865
>>Wish the younger girl good luck
>>Stand, watching the application of the tattoo
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>>771683
I'm commander shepard and this is my favorite fetish on the citadel
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>>771948
You're so mean Red. Is this because of the tailed beast shitposting? You have to make fun of my other shitposting too?
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>>771865
>Wish the younger girl good luck
>Slight teasing about assumed crush
>Talk to Chiriku, ask what exactly you should do
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>>771913
>>771910
>>771909
>>771893
>>771889
>>771886
>Talk to Chiriku
>Wish poor Rin luck

Writing
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You look at Amon, seemingly naked except for a linen loincloth, sitting on the stone dais...and turn back to the monk in front of you quickly. You close your eyes

You have a job to do now, Asa. Stay focused.
He's counting on you this time. Unlike before at Kikyo, you have this under control.

A deep breath and you open them again and approach Chiriku, currently talking to Tai. He stops as you approach, whispering something to Tai and pointing across the Hall. Tai bows and walks off. Chiriku adresses you fully.

"Asa...Amon spoke highly of you. He truly believes you to be the most talented here, in fact."

You brush your hair behind your ear, a little taken aback.
Stay focused, Asa. You already know you're the more than capable, pay attention.

"I'll be straight with you. We expect things to go south during the ritual. There is no way that the sealed spirit, Bishamon, would not take notice of what we're trying to accomplish here today.

It is not a question of if rather than when it happens. Amon is weak, VERY weak in fact. He will only get more depleted during the course of the ritual. The seal will be applied in three parts, layered one on top of the other. We are relying on you to observe and- if necessary- restrain Amon during the process should Bishamon gain possession of him. We will work to take care of the rest."

You nod. "Understood."

"Amon is relying on you, Asa.. Do not let him down."

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Your hand drifts to your throat as you turn to look for a perch of some sort...you remember the last time Amon was taken by that monster. You can't risk being too close like that again, you have to take the initiative here.

But, your eyes fall upon something else instead. Rin is still rooted in place, face as red as a cherry. She stares at the blindfolded Amon's lean, sinewy figure on the dais with a mortified expression on her face. She doesn't even notice you until you crouch down slightly to whisper sweetly in her ear.

"Good Luck. From the looks of him...you'll need it."

She jumps on the spot, horrified, and shoots you an anxious glare. "I-I-I don't know what you're talking about!!"

You chuckle. "Of course, my mistake...I'll take my leave..."

You walk past her and stop, a smug grin crossing your face as you think of something.

"Oh, and Rin...I'll be the only one watching, so if your hands happen to ~slip~..."

You laugh as Rin looks like she's swallowed a frog and tries blustering something that only ends up coming out as sputters. You utilize the shunshin and make your exit, high into the stone arches in the ceiling.

It seems they're beginning, and the young Rin realizes as much as she snaps back to reality and rushes over to take her spot with Chiriku and a monk with long earlobes around Amon.

You...
>Want to prepare something before beginning (separate vote)
>Check to see what items you have with you
>Wait patiently and watch how this progresses
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>>772273
>Want to prepare something before beginning (separate vote)
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>>772273
>Check to see what items you have with you
I can barely make a good plan when I know what I have to make it with, let alone not knowing.
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>>772273
>Check to see what items you have with you
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>>772273
>Check to see what items you have with you
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>>772273
>>Check to see what items you have with you
Inventory check.
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Asa's Inventory

5 Explosive Tags
2 Smoke bombs
1 Flash Bomb
1 Medical Kit
2 soldier pills
1 Fire Sealing Scroll
1 Lightning Sealing Scroll
A good length of weighted chain
A war fan, for close encounters
A pair of binoculars
A collapsable Fuma Shuriken sealed within a scroll

and a large number of arrows for her bow

one sec and I'll post techniques...
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Techniques:

[Bow and arrow]
Storm Bow: Lighting Strike
Storm Bow: Sudden Hailstorm

Kyūjutsu: Three-Taloned Hawk

[Jutsus]
Lightning Release: Telegram Flash
Lightning Release: Lightning Rod
Lightning Release: Thunder

[Other]
Summoning Technique
Water/Wall walking
Shunshin

Also, assume Asa has kunai and shuriken on hand at all times...as every ninja basically does
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>>772273

>Prepare something before beginning
>Wait patiently and watch how this progresses

>Switch Characters
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>>772567
>Prepare something before beginning
Get the Fire Sealing Scroll ready. Wait, does Asa know Amon knows fire jutsu?
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>>772567
>prepare something
one end of the chain on an arrow. We can shunshin with the other end of the chain and run circles around to bind a rampant Amon.

>Switch characters
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
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>>772588
This. Can we switch characters too though? I'd prefer Amon but Rin or Tai would be okay too.
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>>772567
Supporting this >>772601
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>>772601

You tie the unweighted end of the chain to an arrow. There are few targets it could pierce in the stone room...
You may have to shoot Amon with it if things get out of hand, but knowing your skill it'd certainly be nonlethal.

>>772588
You take out the Fire and Lightning sealing scrolls, setting them down next to you and peeling off the adhesive shutting them.

You're not sure what techniques to expect from Amon, or if these will even be useful...but it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

>Switch to Rin
>Switch to Tai
>Continue with the ceremony as Asa
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>>772694
>Switch to Rin
I want to see what she sees.
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>>772694
>Switch to Rin
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>>772694
>Switch to Rin
Lewdness, ho!
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>>772694
>Switch to Rin

If only to see the panic in her head
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>>772694
>Switch to Rin
Oh boy best girl
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>>772694
>>Switch to Rin
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If that's not consensus, I don't know what is.

>Internal crisis Rin

Wriiiiiting
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Is...Is it getting hot in here, or is it just you? No, no it's definitely getting hotter. It has to be. Yup, not you.

O-oh man
You think to yourself, staring at the platform in front of you. On it is...Amon....is...
Were his shoulders always so...broad? You can see the muscles rippled in his tight neck...rolling layers of brawn spread out underneath, bulging along sharply-defined curves before splitting to his two, thick laterals and down...

......

I didn't sign up for this

Is it getting hot in here?

"Good Luck. From the looks of him...you'll need it."

You nearly scream, but can't stop yourself from physically jumping when the voice coos in your ear.
OH GOD, THEY KNOW.

You turn, horrified, only to see the smug face....
Oh, it's HER.

"I-I-I don't know what you're talking about!!" You manage to bravely defend yourself from Asa.
You start to think of some sort of clever comeback, something you can throw back at that blue hussy. You can already imagine the look on her face. She-

She just laughs at you and walks away. "Of course, my mistake...I'll take my leave..."
Yeah that's right, you better run!
God, your heart is pounding. You should probably go check what the others are up to. You...well, one more look wouldn't hurt, if it's for, uh, educational purposes...right?

"Oh, and Rin...I'll be the only one watching, so if your hands happen to ~slip~..."

Your heart stops.
Oh God, SHE DOES KNOW

But you wouldn't...I mean, you and Amon are...it's not like that!
Forget it, w-what was that comeback you just thought of, uh...
uh...

Asa laughs and shunshins up to the ceiling in front of your eyes. You'll get her next time, just watch! Wait, weren't you doing something?

THE TATTOO, CRAP!
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>>773077
I just want to give her head pats and protect her smile
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You, turn and sprint towards the platform and that-which-will-not-be-mentioned, taking your spot next to Chiriku just as the older dude with the weird ears starts talking.

"....need to act quickly and precisely. There is no room for error. I have gone through the effort to retrace the designs he provided, split into three layers. Additionally, I will both post a copy on the front of the alter and talk the both of you through the patterns of the design." He hands you and Chiriku three small scrolls and points to the stone face of the alter in front of you, a paper depicting a diagram of a body covered in fragmented symbols stuck to it.

Chiriku speaks up, "How will we know what inks to use?"

Surprisingly, Amon opens his mouth and speaks openly to the air, unable to see directly due to the blindfold. "The Seal of Babylon is triple layered. The first, The Iron Armor Seal fractal, tattoo onto me using normal ink, please. I can add to it later, probably with Rin's help."

You feel butterflies in your stomach. This...is going to be a regular thing?

"Next, you'll need to use the mixture of ink and blood to paint the Admantine Chain Seal. This...will be rather long, I admit. I apologize, but try to stay focused. It will extend off my body and most likely to the corners of the room. Make sure not to step on the ink.

Finally, tattoo the Four Seals fragments across my body using my blood exclusively. It's not the cleanest thing, but I know you all have the courage for it."

You look over one of the jars to see a mid-sized pool of deep blackish-red at the bottom. Your stomach loses the butterflies and starts to shrivel a bit, you look away a bit grossed out.

"Lastly...thank you, for everything. If things don't go right..."

"That will be enough, Amon," the earlobe guy stops. "If there are no other questions..."

You...
>Want to ask something (What?)
>Whisper something to Amon before beginning
>So...which part are you tattooing?
>What does Amon mean by 'if things don't go right...?'
>Write in(?)
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>>773130
>>So...which part are you tattooing?
>>What does Amon mean by 'if things don't go right...?'
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>>773130
>So...which part are you tattooing?
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>>773130
I'll go with this >>773144
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>>773130
>So...which part are you tattooing?
>Whisper something to Amon before beginning
It will all work out Amon, I promise. Just stay strong.
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>>773130
>So...which part are you tattooing?
>What does Amon mean by 'if things don't go right...?'
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Writing!
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You manage to whisper to Chiriku out of the corner of your mouth,"What do he mean by 'if things don't go right...?'"
"It means you need to run. You'll know if things go wrong."

That...totally don't sound ominous.

"So...what part am I tattooing?" you ask earlobe guy.

"I will be tattooing his back and his neck, the largest and the most difficult portions, respectively. For both the sake of modesty and his steadier hand, Chiriku will handle his lower body. You, Rin, are in charge of his torso and arms."

Oh, okay. This doesn't seem too bad then, you guess.
You grab the tattoo needle-thing as Chiriku moves the pot of ink onto the dais with the three of you. Amon stands and spreads his arms wide, a look of tired determination carved like stone into his face.
As you step up, you take your chance and whisper to him, "It will all work out Amon, I promise. Just stay strong."

He flashes a brief look of mild surprise, before giving a genuine smile back to where he heard your voice. "Rin? I was wondering where you were. That's supposed to be my line!"

You can't help but smile at his sincerity as you turn to....to...
Taut biceps greet your eyes, along with an entire rack of abs. Your knees start shaking a little, nearly giving out. You realize you're staring wide-eyed.

...this isn't fair.

>Roll 1d20 for the first layer, first four rolls
>DC 10
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Rolled 13 (1d20)

>>773302
Wonderful
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Rolled 5 (1d20)

>>773302
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Rolled 17 (1d20)

>>773302
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Now, might as well get these out of the way...

>ROLL FOR SECOND LAYER
>1d20, first 4
>DC 16
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>773330
Please don't die or blow up Amon
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Rolled 10 (1d20)

>>773330
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Rolled 1 (1d20)

>>773330
Come on baby Amon needs some ink.
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Rolled 7 (1d20)

>>773330
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Rolled 4 (1d20)

>>773330
Inb4 little smiley face is tattooed on by accident.
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>773330
16? we're fucked
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Oh no
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>773330
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Well, that's one....
Let's hope you don't fail two.

>Roll for LAYER THREE!!
>1d20, First five
>DC 19
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>7 rolls in a row are 10 or lower
Wtf?
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>>773336
>>773341
>>773346
>>773347
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Rolled 16 (1d20)

>>773364
COMMMMEEEEE OOOOOONNNNNN
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>773364
Amon please I don't want you to end up like the old gypsie woman said you would
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Rolled 15 (1d20)

>>773364
HELP US BABY BUDDHA!!!
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Rolled 19 (1d20)

>>773364
what a ridiculous DC. why isn't the experienced tattoo artist doing this?
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Rolled 12 (1d20)

>>773364
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>>773376
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Rolled 6 (1d20)

>>773364
MYATSUU PLS
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>>773376
FUKKEN SAVED
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Catastrophe avoided!

>writing
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>>773376
Thank you sir.
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>>773376
Irony
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>>773376
Good job!
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The adamantine chain seal is the one we failed miserably. How fucked are we?
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>>773428

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[Tattoo Sealing Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTPNaUsjksM ]

~The First Layer~

>>773316
>>773322

The hall grows disturbingly quiet as you and the other two guys start the tattoo. The only sound in the background seems to be the underlying hum of the monks' steady chanting in the hall. It doesn't feel...good. Judging by how the others look, everyone- no matter how focused- easily feels the palpable tension in the air. It's....ominous.

But, at first it seems to be just your nerves. The three of you steadily apply the complicated designs traced about. It isn't too...ah hell, it's hard- REALLY hard. The designs are complicated and fragments are everywhere. It just looks like a collection of random swipes and ink splotches to you. Whats up with this? You find yourself continuously looking back and forth from the scroll in front of you and back to Amon's...

...you don't think you're going to get used to seeing that pack of abs. You nearly mess up and jab the inked needles out of line when the bark of the monk in charge snaps you from the revelry. You find yourself getting a headache as you continue Amon's design though.

To Amon's credit though...he doesn't react to the tattooing almost at all. Even as the needled equipment pierces his skin over-and-over....
Even as pool seeps from the skin slightly and drips onto the linens below...

Not even a twitch.
What a champ...

By the end of it, the first jar of ink, only filled lightly, is empty. An undiscernable pattern of dashes, dots, and lines cross over Amon's upper back, legs, chest, and arms. It took a couple hours, but looks like it's done. You sigh with relief. Okay, maybe that wasn't too ba-

...Oh wait, there's two more.

...

(1/3)
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>>773539
*pool* was supposed to be *blood*

...wat
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>>773539
>...Oh wait, there's two more.
Oh Rin, you're so cute.

I still like Asa better.
Too bad my love for a tailed beast waifu is not to be...
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~The Second Layer~

>>773336
>>773341
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>>773347

Everything falls apart.

You'd begun the second layer in earnest, trying to just get through this inky ordeal...

Yeah.
Then you saw the design of the second layer.

Amon wasn't kidding. This...this is huge. How it's supposed to all end up on his body is far, far beyond your understanding. This would...no, is going to cover the room.

The tattoo monk hands you the scroll, it has separate diagrams for repeating, individual sections of the chained seal. You skim through the diagrams...they're pretty complex. thankfull, you reach a defined break.
Okay, this is hard...
Okay, this is VERY hard, but at least this is all of the seal. You roll back the scroll a bit more out of curiousity to see a FULL ROOM DIAGRAM detailing MORE formations and placements.

You nearly want to drop the equipment right then and there, when your aggravated puffing catches Amon on his bare neck. He shudders with a soft gasp, surprised by the sudden sensation of something other than the constant, prickling pain. His abs begin to glisten with a small amount of sweat.
...okay, fine.

You continue painting the seals with the blood-ink mixture provided in the pot. It had taken all three of you to heave the full jar onto the platform.

It wasn't until you were delicately swiping the patterns onto Amon's arms that everything went wrong. At first, you heard the light panting, but did your damned best to ignore it. Then, he started shuddering.

Okay, it's only cute for so long. You turn back to tell him off when you see it...
His muscles are clenching, twitching rapidly. Two dots of deep RED seem to pierce their light through the eye cover. A red vapor seems to crawl from the open corners of the blindfold, trailing in the air above. The room begins to get colder.
...A-Amon?

Chiriku notices finally, "S-SHIT! It's happening! He's turning over!"
He and the other monk run back towards the others in the room, but you stumble back and fall on the ground.
The chanting gets louder and more forceful in the room, drowning out the increasingly louder groans of the sealed monk.

You look on in horror as suddenly, he speaks in a voice....that isn't his....
You remember it from your nightmares.
CHILDREN OF LIES, WHAT FOOLISHNESS IS THIS?
DO YOU THINK YOU CAN ESCAPE THE COMING FIRE?
SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO THE WILL OF THE NINSHU.
BECOME ONE IN ME...AND EMBRACE ETERNITY.

He slowly turns to look at you on the ground. You know he...it...can see you as clearly with the blindfold on as without.

SPAWN OF DEMONS, YOUR HOUR HAS COME. YOUR LIFE IS FORFEIT.
TO THE ABYSS ARE YOU NOW BOUND. FROM ITS DEPTHS HAVE I COME FOR YOU.

N-no...Amon...Amon, please..
THINE JUDG-

Amon grabs his head, crying in agony. He falls to his knees, his eyes no longer red.
"N-NO. N-NOT. T-TO...DAY!"

He is shuddering with intense pain.
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You still watch, paralyzed with fear, when rough hands grab you from behind and lift you up with an iron grip.

It's Tai. You see Asa in the rafters, her bow drawn fully back and nocked with a chained arrow.
He holds you behind him as another sound fills the air. It's a soft prayer.

Amon repeats the mantras out loud to himself, arms clasped around his torso.

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


Slowly but surely, he stops shaking until he takes a deep breath and rises to his feet.
"I'm sorry I scared all of you. Please, let's finish this."
(2/3)
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>>773780
Still alive red?
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>>774160
Computer froze and lost all of the last post

Successfully recovered things, next update in 5
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~The Third Layer~

After several hours the second layer is completed, thank god. Strangely, you start to see how the seal connects now. The first layer seemingly attaches to sections of the second layer's chains. Together, they complete a pattern entirely themselves. Hunh.

Chiriku manages to bring the final pot onto the platform by himself quite easily. You lazily dip your newly-cleaned equipment into the jar...

...and watch as they come out a deep, blackish-red color.
Oh, right. Blood.
...you decide to pretend it's ink anyway.

You tatto the blo-INK seals into Amon, slowly and precisely. You think...you're seeing the final design. The Four Symbols seal seems to encircle the former seals and interlock exclusively in areas left blank before.

Amon...how did he make all of this...?

"Rin," you hear a voice weakly speak to you from above as you're pricking his abs complacently with the not-blood. You look up to see a frowning Amon.

"I-I'd never try to hurt you. A promise...is a promise."

You feel your heart leap into your throat briefly, before you sigh and jab him with the needles again- eliciting a yelp in response. You're too tired for emotions at this point.

"You know better than to talk. You're weak enough as it is, Amon. Stop acting like this is the end, you big softie. It'll be over soon, 'kay?"

He pauses, chuckles a bit, then goes back to his attempt at stoicism.

>>773376
After a little longer, you think you might feel a good fraction of Amon's pain but in the form of a headache. You can't tell time in the cavern, but it's definitely your bedtime. You only have a few more sections left...

When the three of you tattooing the monk leap backwards in surprise as he suddenly bursts out in a monstrous roar, shaking the cavern to its foundation:

IS THIS THE POWER YOU HOLD SUCH FAITH IN? THE FLIMSY WORKINGS OF A CHILD ARE YOUR LAST HOPE?
MY.LAW.IS.DIVINE! MY WILL, AB-SO-LUTE!

This time, the two monks drag you back despite your protests. As they retreat farther, dust and small chuncks of rock crumble down from the ceiling. This...this isn't good. You can stop this, somehow! If this keeps up...

But, to your own horror and disgust, it is stopped...
The saving grace to the entire ritual rushes onto the scene in a flash of blue.

The quaking earth slowly steadies itself...as Asa embraces a dazed Amon in a deep, passionate kiss. She whispers in his ear.
Amon...man of your own heart...I know you are stronger than this.
Come back to me, if you would...
Our journey together is only beginning~


"A-Asa...?" He looks at her, dazed but senses regained.

....Oh, that sneaky bitch.

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>Rin's fw
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>>774258
>....Oh, that sneaky bitch.

Oh lawdy!
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>>774258
>....Oh, that sneaky bitch
Rin! Language!
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>>774291
Also I just realized, Bishamon's "absolute will" was literally defeated by the power of boners. GG Bishamon, try harder next time.
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>>774332
there is no greater power in any universe than man's will to bone. All machinations, magics, and schemes WILL falter against the dick.
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>You are now playing as Amon Shuu

You feel the sweet sensation of Asa's lips yet again...

It's enough to overpower that intoxicating surge of power you remember too well.
That you were nearly consumed by.

You take off your blindfold to see her, warmly smiling back at you.

"I knew you could do it, Mister Mighty Monk," she flicks the bottom of your chin as she back away, teasing you even more.

You turn around to see the relieved faces of Tai, that one earlobed guy, and...

...why...why did Rin look so mad?

Regardless, you beckon them all back. This needs to be finished, once and for all.

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The seals are finally completed. You do admit...you're incredibly relieved to be free of that prickly hell. Your body hurts in ways and places you couldn't have imagined.

The long-earlobed monk puts down his instruments. "My part is done. I must admit, out of all the projects I've constructed over the years...this...this is the most impressive."

He glares at you immediately. "I swear on the Ninshu, if you and your reckless friends destroy this too, I-"
You gesture apologetically until you placate the monk.

"So, I'm curious...what's next in your grand plan?" Asa cocks her head at you, teasing. "Collapse another cave? A fish tattoo on your big toe?"

Well...this, actually. You give Asa a knowing grin before you slam your palms to the ground.

"SEAL OF BABYLON: ADAMANTINE CHAINS OF HEAVEN! LOCK!"

The chained patterns across the room and on your body glow white hot and feel as much too. You weather the waves of burning pain as they turn red, then bright gold, and finally start to shrink.

Asa, Rin, and the others look at you with sudden concern as your face contorts in pain, your body feeling like it is being compressed in a flaming furnace as the seal creep their way onto your body slowly...

...and finally, it is over. You collapse onto your knees, your head slumped towards the ground.

"THAT. WAS. INCREDIBLE!" Calls a voice from the front of the cavern. An wide-eyed Yoru is practically bouncing with excitement as he watches the last moments of the grueling, excruciatingly painful ritual.

You feel yourself passing out...
>Look up to Asa: "How...about...that?"
>Look up to Tai: "Let's not do this again."
>Look up to Rin: "I...couldn't have done any of this without you...thank you."
>Look up to the sky in what is probably a hallucination of pain and exhaustion: "Myatsuu...everyone...I...did it..."
>Write ins
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>>774375
>Look up to Rin: "I...couldn't have done any of this without you...thank you."
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>>774375
>Write ins
breath in deeply, then let it all out.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

but for real,
>Look up to Rin: "I...couldn't have done any of this without you...thank you."
>Look up to the sky in what is probably a hallucination of pain and exhaustion: "Myatsuu...everyone...I...did it..."
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>>774375
Thank all our friends that helped us. ASA, Rin, Yoru, Tai, Myatsuu, everyone. Even Gold Glub, and earlobe guy, whatever his name was.
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>>774402
>ASA
>Gold
Asa and Goldie. Fucking mobile.
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>>774375
>Look up to the sky in what is probably a hallucination of pain and exhaustion: "Myatsuu...everyone...I...did it..."
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>>774408
I know the feel well
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>>774399
You have no idea how badly I want to do that first one
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>>774390
>>774399

>Look up to Asa: "How...about...that?
no one wants classic "baka" anime waifu, Asa is badass and wants that d, perfect match
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>>774420
It'd be funny as fuck, but Amon has gone this long trying to be stoic. Perhaps if he can get some time to himself, he'll let it all out, not knowing that everyone in the temple just heard him.
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>>774375
>>Look up to Yoru: "Well I'm glad you at least had a good time."
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>Look up to Rin: "I...couldn't have done any of this without you...thank you."
>Look up to the sky in what is probably a hallucination of pain and exhaustion: "Myatsuu...everyone...I...did it..."
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>>774430
>>774420
I would like to add this in with my vote
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>>774430
>>774436
At the very end. I don't think Amon's ever really told a joke. It'll catch everyone off guard after he's super serious. The timing will be perfect.
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>>774375
>Look up to Asa: "How...about...that?"
Asafags assemble!
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>>774441
"I'd hug you all, but my body is pain manifested."
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>>774445
Even if I like Asa the best After a tailed beast waifu I just wanna thank everyone. They all helped and were all important.
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>>774375
>Look up to the sky in what is probably a hallucination of pain and exhaustion: "Myatsuu...everyone...I...did it..."
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

Ignore this roll
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>>774513
Hey look, a roll
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>>774513

What a nice roll
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>>774399
>>774432
>RinJobs

>>774399
>>774412
>>774432
>>774465
>Hallucinogenics

>>774422
>>774445
>Ass-A

>>774399
>>774430
>>774436
>What may be the funniest write in I've read

>writing
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Don't tell me what to DO
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Jk, now back to writing your on-demand writefaggotry
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"I...couldn't have done any of this without you...thank you." you mutter, before struggling to look up at the stubbornly pouting Rin. "I'd hug you and all, but my body is pain manifested."
She frowns down at you, but eventually her face goes softer. "I...I guess you'll just have to owe me double later then."

You start to laugh back with the girl when SOMEONE WALKS UP AND HUGS YOU FIRMLY.
Yoru laughs heartily to himself and the stunned group, "Haha! CONGRATULATIONS! When I heard your plan, I didn't think it'd look so spectac-"

Amon: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHWbsvgQUE"

The group sits stunned at the sudden scriek of pain. Yoru looks like he just saw a murder.
You look at him, dead in your eyes. "Well I'm glad you at least had a good time."
And pass out on the spot.

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Calling it for the night, good stopping point. We'll continue some time in the next two days.

Twitter: @TheRedL4dy for quest times on WaifuWars Unchained™, Asa art still yet unreleased, Slick seal names, and the secrets of Glub's noble birth

Twitter will be usually updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning with any quest times for the following two days/weekend.

Pastebin to be updated...well....

Post Thread discussion away. More writing on my side today. Fuck computers. Thoughts on the thread? Likes? Dislikes? Suggestions predictions on what happens next?

Literally shoot...tailed beast pls no drop waifus, acquire scrolls squad unite
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>>774683
Thank you for running, Red. Now, may I interest you a certain Remaster™? I heard it's great!
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>>774699
I'm dead
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>>774683
Thanks for running Red, it was good, I had fun. I was freaking out about the rolls. The perspective shift was good too. Rin is best girl, poor Rin. I will not type up Amon anymore so the word best pops up more.
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>>774683
Thanks for running Red.

Now I'm off to school 12 year olds in Titanfall and Dark Souls why does it take SO MANY SOULS TO UPGRADE A WEAPON JESUS ALL THE NEW WEAPONS ARE SO COOL AND I WANT THEM WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME MIYAZAKI
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>>774683
Oh boy Kushina is either gonna be upset at us for knowing secret clan shit, or amazed that we are good enough to do this kind of seal combination. Soon we'll have to study bijuu seals to spiff up Rin's and any other jinchuuriki.

How does Tai feel about the whole ceremony thing? What were his thoughts as events were going down?

Any hints on how Rin's squad is gonna feel about Rin being alive and head-over-heels for some monk that's tattoo'ed to hell and back?

How's Minato gonna take all this? I mean, he's probably gonna hear that we fucked up the Mist Swordsmen, so that's a thing.

Is Orochi gonna be a problem with wanting to know about seals?
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Have the thread whenever Red, I work today and tomorrow so I won't be able to participate much.
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Thread continues within the next hour and a half
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>>776968
WOOOO
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>>776968
coolio, time for Amon's everything to be pain. Tattoos sting enough with modern equipment, but with the old stuff it's excruciating.
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Amon Shuu

>Ninjutsu: 1.5/6
>Taijutsu: 3/6
>Genjutsu: 1.5/6
>Intelligence: 4/6 (+0.5 to Sealed Monk, + 0.5 to The Seal of Babylon)
>Strength: 2/6
>Speed: 2/6
>Stamina: 2.75/6 (+0.25 to Passive Chakra Absorption)
>Chakra Control: 3.5/6 (+1, Sealed Monk, +0.5 to The Seal of Babylon)


>Welcome back to Ninja Monk Quest!
>Last time, your group managed to successfully pull off a ritualistic sealing of your own design, The Seal of Babylon.
>You spent three days researching and designing the seal without sleep, water, or food.
>For an enitre day, you underwent a procedure of excruitiating pain to fully tattoo yourself with this design, hoping to protect your friends and the world at large from the Wraith of the Red Beads, Bishamon.
>The ritual was successfull, leaving you with a power entirely unique to you.
>(+0.5 Intelligence, + 0.5 Chakra Control) gained from research into, and the effects of the Seal of Babylon

>Pastebin is being fully updated tonight: http://pastebin.com/3vzHnmkj
>Archive for anyone not caught up: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ninja%20Monk

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AULG4MoYxQk

You feel warmth shining down on your face. You open your eyes to a sunny sky and green grass around you.

A light humming floats about your ears as you notice the itching, tugging sensation on your chest. Looking up you see Rin kneeled over you, her hands glowing with a faint green light. Her peaceful expression breaks as soon as she spots that you're awake.

"A-Amon! Thank goodness, you've been out for a while. It's been two days...we were worried about you. I was worried...I'd thought the sun and air would be better those empty stone rooms and stale beds in the Temple."

You groan as you feel your skin.
...why are you shirtless?

Anyway, it'd be hard to notice the aching pain still welling throughout your protesting limbs and body. The skin over the wounds is fresh and most scabs and such are healed, though your body is still pink and raw almost all over.

But across your shoulders, chest, arms, around your neck, down your spine, crossing your waist and down to your feet...
The Chains of Heaven lock your body awake entirely in their inky prescence, with the exception on your head and face.

The Gates of Babylon.

The world seems a little warmer now, for some reason.

>Ask Rin what the others are up to
>Ask what has happened since you dropped on the spot before
>Ask how she is
>You wanted to look up a part of your research
>You wanted to meet one last time with the council, talk with them about things to come
>Find your companions
>Use a technique
>Write in
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>>777378
>>Use a technique
We shouldn't keep our final party member out of the loop. LET HER SHINE FORTH!
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>>777378
>Ask what has happened since you dropped on the spot before
>Ask how she is
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>>777378
>Ask what has happened since you dropped on the spot before
>Ask Rin what the others are up to
>Ask how she is
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>>777378
>Ask what has happened since you dropped on the spot before
>Ask how she is
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>>777378
>Ask what has happened since you dropped on the spot before
>Ask how she is
>Thank her for helping with the tattoo
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>>777452
I'll vote for thanking her.
Also
>"Why aren't I wearing shirt?"
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>>777394
Best Girl

>Recap of events
>How are you
>Thank her, asking about clothing

Also, pastebin is more or less updated. I'll add companions in there in a bit. For now,

>Writing
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>>777473
So the tattoos look like red and black chains on Amons body?
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>>777495
Actually blood becomes kinda brown when it dries. At least in my experience with blood stains.
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>>777506
Thanks, serial killer anon. Brown tattoos would look sort of weird though
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>>777495
The First (ink) and Third (mostly blood with some ink for durability) layers will stick out. They'll look like a sort of tribal design appearing and reappearing, interlocking across his body.

The Second Layer (chains) was painted on. It will fade in time but for now it is still freshly stained on Amon's skin.

When used, the chains of the seal will glow regardless of whether the original painted markings remain
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>>777511
It would mostly blur with whatever skin tone we have. Remember that no matter what color tattoo you put on your body it becomes a but faded after like a day.
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>>777520
WELP THERE GOES WHATEVER THE FUCK I JUST EXPLAINED. I hope isn't glowing too brightly.
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>>777530
Third layer would be more brown, so think of them as black and lighter brown chains.
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>>777530
Pretty much only glowing when you materialize the chains
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The scene from when you passed out is still freshly painted in your mind. You ask Rin about the events following it.

Tai had carried you from the room by himself, not allowing anyone to see you for nearly a day. He almost caved to a demanding Asa, but everyone was turned back to allow you to rest until stable. He was particularly vehement Yoru be allowed nowhere near you.

Rin managed to convince him, though she won't say how or why Tai let her.
"It's...a secret," she asks when you push the question a bit more. You decide to drop it for now.

Since then, things have been quiet around the Temple. Part of the damage to the outer walls was decided to be "unreparable," much to the chagrin of a certain, long-earlobed monk. However, the efforts to reseed the vegetation around the battle site have gone swimmingly. The backyard is looking to be rebuilt and they decided the cracks in the courtyard added "character". They conglomerated what materials you collected and constructed during your research into the deep corners of their own library.

Whenever you would need it, you can come back for it. You have most of the key information in your journal as is.

As for Asa...she seems to have been getting quite comfortable. Which is to say, Rin's only spotted her out and about on her own pretty often. Asa seems to be making an effort to get on everyone's good sides though, as she's been pretty sweet to Rin lately. She doesn't get along with Tai...but you've seen her and Yoru together a few times as she practices archery. He'd always have one of his papers out, showing her something.

In fact, Rin notes, she hasn't seen Yoru without a pencil and paper as of yet.
It seems like everyone has gone back to their own routines with you out-of-comission...but they're still waiting for you.

"Hey, Rin...where are my clothes?"

She looks at you sleepily for a moment before her eyes widen and she jumps up, head looking right and left.
"I-I-I was just healing your wounds, that's all! This wasn't for anything else, okay?!" She tosses the clothing at you, pulling her Konoha headband a bit lower to cover her eyes as she sighs.

"Just cover up already."

"How are you?" You ask the abashed girl. She looks at you warily for a few moments before she holds her hand to her heart, a bit downcast.

"Do...do you think everything went well at the ceremony? Are you happy? Some...weirder stuff happened, after all."

>Yes
>No
>write in

&
>Ask Rin something (what?)
>You want to look around for Tai, he'll be in one of several places...
>You watch to hang out with Yoru. After what happened, he must feel awkward...plus what's with the design?
>Let's find Asa
>How does everything look medically?
>Get Chiriku, you think you want to see the council and head out
>Write in (?)
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>>777594
>Yes
>How does everything look medically?
>You want to look around for Tai, he'll be in one of several places..
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>>777594
>Yes
Except for when Bishamon threatened you. I'm glad I was able to resist but I'm sorry I let him even say those things to you
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Rolled 5 (1d5)

Ignore this roll
only if you want to fampai
(1) Alcohol Mom
(2) Best Pops
(3) snake in my boot
(4) eye see you
(5) Flowers
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>>777594
>write in
I can't complain about not being possessed, but I was nearly overwhelmed. I can't let that happen. Not now, not ever.

>How does everything look medically?
>You watch to hang out with Yoru. After what happened, he must feel awkward...plus what's with the design?
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Rolled 4 (1d4)

>>777622
#2
Ignore this roll
only if you want to fampai
(1) Alcohol Mom
(2) Best Pops
(3) Snakes in the long grass
(4) Eye see you
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>>777622
this is a pretty nice roll, Re-
>see number corresponding to roll
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>>777613
Also add
>Get Chiriku, you think you want to see the council and head out
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Rolled 2 (1d3)

>>777626
Last one and I'll begin writing
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>>777645
At least they're not all bad....
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"I can't say I'm happy with letting Bishamon threaten you, Rin. Of course I'm glad I wasn't possessed, but I can't accept that I let him say those things. I'm sorry I was overwhelmed. I won't let that happen again, for your sake. I can't."

Rin smiles to herself, apparently feeling a little better about something.

"How does everything look medically?"

Rin shakes her head. "I'm no Tsunade, but I'd say you're through the worst of it. You may want to stick to books for a little while, if you can even stand to after how much you've already read."

You stand...although it is painful, you would hardly put this as anything nearly as debilitating as Kikyo.
You're just...exhausted, really.

You tell Rin you'll be back in a bit as you resolve to find Tai. Rather, as you pass up through the doors leading into the temple, you bump into a surprised Chiriku.

"So, you're awake then? Good to see you in one piece. Your friends have been rather worried...and rather antsy. But, if you have a few minutes the council would like to talk to you before your departure."

>Go with Chiriku now
>Tell him you'll meet them a little later
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>>777701
>Go with Chiriku now
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>>777701
>>Go with Chiriku now
Business before awkward conversations.
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>>777701
>Go with Chiriku now
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>>777701
>Go with Chiriku now
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>writing
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You agree, accompanying the monk to the council chamber yet again. They doors are open wide now, allow a fair amount of fresh air and light to permeate the room. Yet, the only people there are the High Priest, the antagonistic priest, and the monk who was in charge of your tattoo ritual.

Ah, Amon, we were just discussing you. Please, join us

The high priest calls you over, jovially. The one who antagonized you not even that long ago even is scowling at you less. Earlobed-Monk still eyes you carefully, prepared for when you inevitably break something important in the room.

You did it. You made the seal. To say we were surprised...well, surprised would be an understatement

But, this is no time to rest! You must be vigilant. Bishamon may yet still be working a means to escape. You cannot allow him to seize even the smallest opportunity.
The grumpy one cuts off the high priest. The earlobed monk takes his chance to scold you as the high priest stares down the man, annoyed.

Remember what I said, now. Keep that intact, or else. The seal is strong, but can be forced open if you let it fully unlock for too long. When unlocking the Seal of Babylon in battle, DC checks will begin as a randomly generated number between 1-4 and double every round. Strength and Speed are boosted by 1, while stamina by 2. Additionally, any nearby allies will suffer full effects of the leeching. The passive effect grows every by +0.25 every three threads, making for a stonger effect against allies and enemies.

The high priest just waves off the men before he reaches into his robes and hands you a small, hinged box.
We await news of your success with bated breath. Consider this a token of our support. It belonged to Nasam of the Five Gates, a masterful sage who excelled in the storage and release of chakra. Use it how it was meant to.

You take the box in awe, putting it away to look at later.

What are your plans going forward?

>You want to take a closer look at the tailed beasts going forward. Collecting their energies would hinder Bishamon bit-by-bit.
>You'd like to search for remnants, relics, and information related to the Five Gates. They might hold some clues towards a weakness or means too defeat Bishamon.
>You just want to deliver your friends home, maybe rebuild your Temple.
>You want to travel the lands a bit more, following the trail of Hiragan. You think his own search yielded fruits yet unknown.
>Write in
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>>777810
>You just want to deliver your friends home, maybe rebuild your Temple.
Simple goal is best goal also, we still need to complete the mission first.
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Pick two at most, pls
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>>777810
>You just want to deliver your friends home, maybe rebuild your Temple.
Damn you Red, all the options are good. Frankly I would have picked the Hiragan one since I did always think of Amon wandering the lands and helping people/spread his belief in the Ninshu
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>>777810
>You just want to deliver your friends home, maybe rebuild your Temple.
>You want to take a closer look at the tailed beasts going forward. Collecting their energies would hinder Bishamon bit-by-bit.
Get our friends to where they need to go then further deal with Bishamon.

Also meet best waifu seven tails.
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>>777810
>You just want to deliver your friends home, maybe rebuild your Temple.
>You want to travel the lands a bit more, following the trail of Hiragan. You think his own search yielded fruits yet unknown.
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>>777831
Got it.
>>777810
Chase hiragan
Find relics and shit of the five gates
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>>777835
We already did, she has the two tails
>>777810
Add >You want to take a closer look at the tailed beasts going forward. Collecting their energies would hinder Bishamon bit-by-bit.
To >>777834
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>>777810
>>You want to take a closer look at the tailed beasts going forward. Collecting their energies would hinder Bishamon bit-by-bit.
>>You'd like to search for remnants, relics, and information related to the Five Gates. They might hold some clues towards a weakness or means too defeat Bishamon.
I'd like to keep improving our sealcrafting skills, but that's a slightly lower priority seeing as we've just finished our seal. It'll be a long while before we should start thinking about making modifications.
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>>777844
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh wait, you're serious?
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>Hiragan
2
>Beasts
3
>Treasure Hunting
2
>Simple Life
4

>Not prioritizing getting strong enough to see The King
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>>777880
Can the King get rid of Bishamon?
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"I just want to make sure my friends get back home safe, maybe rebuild my own later on in the future. I'm going to keep an eye out for the tailed beasts in the meantime. I think they'll be the first key to stopping Bishamon."

The three men nod approvingly. They tell you to come back if you happen to require shelter...well, one of them doesn't.

Don't break anything on the way out
The long-earlobed monk practically shoves you out into the hallway, wiping his hands before he shuts the doors behind you.

You want to...
(pick 2)
>Go find Tai. Knowing him, he'd be in the meditation chambers at this time of day
>Go find Asa. She'd probably be keeping herself busy around the gardens or backyard.
>Take a look around for Yoru. You don't have the slightest clue where he is, but you have a guess what he is up to.
>Return to Rin, you said you'd be back later after all.
>Take some time for yourself
>Ask a nearby monk to find and gather your companions in the courtyard. It's high time this journey continued.
>Write in

>>777897
using The King is a fighting style and power entirely of his own
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>>777907
>Go find Tai. Knowing him, he'd be in the meditation chambers at this time of day
>Return to Rin, you said you'd be back later after all.
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>>777907
>>Return to Rin, you said you'd be back later after all.
>>Take some time for yourself
We did say we would. And after our ordeal, we certainly need some R&R.
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>>777907
>Find Tai
>find Yoru
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>>777907
>Go find Asa. She'd probably be keeping herself busy around the gardens or backyard.
>Take a look around for Yoru. You don't have the slightest clue where he is, but you have a guess what he is up to.
We haven't really interacted with either for quite some time.

Plus Asa's totally better than Rin.
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>>777907
>Return to Rin, you said you'd be back later after all.
>Take a look around for Yoru. You don't have the slightest clue where he is, but you have a guess what he is up to.
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>Tai
2
>Rin
3
>Yoru
3
>Asa
1
>you
1

writing
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>>777907
Just smash them with his bulk? I mean, if a monster fox is the size of a small mountain, an octopus thing is the size of a large one, and a tortoise is literally an island, how big would a whale be? Especially if he's a blue whale. He'd probably be the size of a continent or something.
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You head off towards the first spot you think Yoru would be, the backyard where you had the campfire. You're off a little bit. As you reach the site you see an enthusiastic Yoru coversing with a practicing Asa. As she fires another arrow at a tree, he cups his chin in thought before making several concise gestures in the direction of the shoot. Asa looks back to the man curious. With a nod, she shunshins onto the roof and around to what you'd guess is the site of your old battle with Hoki.

You approach Yoru, interested. "What's up here? Seems like you've got a idea in the works."

Yoru realizes someone is talking to him and joyfully notices you walking across the grounds. "Amon! It's so good to see you up and about, champ! I have to say, while I normally don't like tattoos I may just make an exception...you manage to make it work."

"Ah yes, our dear Blue Lady and I have been conspiring a little. She mentioned the fight with Hoki in detail and I couldn't help but think of a few things that might've come in handy in the situation. She really does have a good eye for potential in these kinds of things, though.
It's refreshing, to be sure. It's not everyday you meet someone so receptive to your talents, eh?"

He laughs heartily. "But enough of the banter. I'll be honest, Amon, I made a mistake back there. I acted without knowing the state you are in. I hope you didn't take it personally."

You wave it off, it was hardly anything- what's a little pain, anyway? You're friends, after all. You ask him about the plans Rin mentioned earlier though. You can't help your own curiosity at the odd man's inventions.

Yoru breaks into a wide grin as he tells you how Asa has been suggesting different approachs to the invention he showed you before, The Handheld Kunai Launcher. Apparently adding a tactile aspect to the normally mechanical process Yoru would use has been paying off.

You wish him luck and head back to see Rin, part of you hoping the Blue Kunoichi would sweep in to flash you that smile of hers before you'd left.
(1/2)
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"All of it? But that's so much! You mean they couldn't even leave a little bit? I'd be soooo itchy. They'd probably make an exception for me. I mean come on, do you know how many flowers I had to take to make it look this good?"
She chatters excitedly with the freshly-shaved monks. She rubs their fuzzy heads as they giggle and pretend to fight her off when she notices you approaching.

She jumps up, much to the disappointment of the kids. "Amon! I thought you'd have been busy with someone else by now..."
She sulks a little bit, looking up to a flash of blue over the Temple.

>"A Monks doesn't make a habit of letting people down."
>"I heard there have been a few haircuts around here..." (Play with the kids)
>"Hey...a promise is a promise, right?"
>"I can't keep you waiting. After all, you already put in enough of your time for my sake."
>Write in for your waifu, just get it over with
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>>777993
You walk into the courtyard to see a crouching Rin amid a small gaggle of young girls, newly initiated monks at the Fire Temple.

>this was the intro to (2/2)
>...this is getting to be a recurring problem
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>>777993
>"A Monks doesn't
GG Red.
>"I heard there have been a few haircuts around here..." (Play with the kids)
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>>777993
>I heard there have been a few haircuts around here..." (Play with the kids)
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>>777993
*A Monk

>>777966
pic related
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>>777993
>I heard there have been a few haircuts around here..." (Play with the kids)

We need to inspect her seal later, if we are going to look into getting chakra from all the tailed beasts there is one close by. I can't imagine Rins face when we ask her to inspect it
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>>777993
>Can't keep you waiting
>play with those damn kids
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>>778006
Amon doesn't know Rin's a jinjuriki. That's meta knowledge we're using to make jokes.
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>>778006
"Rin, I need to look at your chest"

Rin: Pic Related
....there's no way this is actually happening right now.

"Come on, Rin. I'm not trying to steal your heart!"

"A-Amon...I..."
HE KNOWS?
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>>778019
But the beads said she was a demon and I think she told us, I will consult the archive.
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>play with those damn kids

writing
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>>778025
I don't remember Rin telling us she is, but you are right Bishamon called Rin a demon. Maybe Amon could assume from there.
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>>778032
>She pauses for a moment, her empty eyes say she's recollecting a distant memory.
"They sealed...something...in me. They called it the 'three-tailed', a demon.
I'm a monster." She begins to sob openly. Yoru looks back at you two, focus jarred from the dusty bottle he's holding

I'm going to keep reading a little more
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>>778037
Huh, I don't remember that at all. Maybe I missed a bit of one thread or something, I'll go back and look at it.

I guess we're gonna have to go look at that seal sometime soon then.
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>>778041
It was thread 4, the only other time it comes up in that thread is Amon and Yoru talking about it. Yoru of course dismisses the notion. Going to look at 5 and call it quits there
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"Well, I'd heard a rumor there have been a few haircuts around here..." You start nonchalantly, casually walking towards the kids. "...Obviously we have to see whose head is the fuzziest!"

You crouch down in the group of kids, letting them feel the longer stubble on your head as you tell them stories of how you'd all get your hair shaven at the Water Temple too. You slip in how Tai *may* or *may not* tried growing out a beard once...only for you to shave it off in the middle of the night.

You give one of the giggling children a pat on the head. She pulls something out of your robes and jumps at you, trying to get you to look at it. It's a small necklace with a little, single shell looped in its length. She hands it to you, expectantly.

She...wants to give it to you? You don't have any need for it but...
You think of something. "Rin, look at this!"

Rin, who'd been watching the scene with a smile, scoots over. To her honest surprise, you put the small trinket around her neck. "It looks good on you."

The little monk child walks right and plops down between the two of you, holding your hands as she plays with her feet.
Rin's smile grows, then gets softer. She rubs the small child's head and in return the little monk rests her head on Rin's chest, falling asleep within minutes.

You look on the peaceful scene and the contented look on Rin's face. She notices you looking and holds your gaze steadily for a moment...before the blush in her cheeks reaches a deep crimson and she looks away, petting the yawning child's head more frantically.

"Yo!" A relaxed Tai calls from the gates of the Temple. "Are we heading out anytime soon?"
Rin nearly falls over hearing another voice. The child stretches back awake, gets up, and runs off after her friends.

You get up as a chatty Yoru and amused Asa round the corner of the Temple Walls.

Well, looks like we're about ready to go. Tai holds your pack and the Wen Qu up in the air, expectantly.

You...
>Decide to head out
>Wanted to do one last thing (?)
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>>778057
>Decide to head out
Also Red please archive 7 or 8 I get worried they'll 404 before you do it
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>>778058
I can't for some reason. You're welcome to try :/

I'll give it another go though
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>>778057
>head out
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>>778057
>Decide to head out

>>778058
Thread 7 fucked up somehow, Red says it's archived but it doesn't show up anywhere. I don't know about thread 8.
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>>778061
>>778065
Oh well, I'd try but I'm a mobile poster. Worst case, you can save the important stuff on pastebin or screencaps maybe
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>>778067
>>778061
It's totally archived. If you replace the OP number in in a suptg link with thread 7's it takes you right to it. I don't know why it's not visible. Maybe talk to whoever runs suptg Red? I'd rather this not be a common problem on suptg.

I'll go back to thread 8 and tell people in the archive how to do it. Better they read it late than never.
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Also, QM posts from Thread 7 have been pastebin'd just in case.

>Writing
>Got one more hour in me
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>>778080
Probably more than I have. I was up until 12 am playing Titanfall and Dark Souls and got up at 5:30. So if I crash before the end of the thread sorry I missed my obligatory tailed beast waifu shitpost.
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You hike along the thickening forest trails with the other companions, fresh out the Fire Temple gates. Yoru and Asa are still murmoring, Yoru now inspecting her bow intently. Rin and Tai seem to be whispering to each other in hushed tones, Rin occasionally letting out a giggle.

Yoru seems to be leading the group for the moment, though you'll probably take point eventually.

>Try to join in Yoru and Asa's conversation
>Try to eavesdrop on the two conspirators ahead of you
>Check the route on your map
>Summon some company
>Read a little as you walk
>write in
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>>778090
>Try to join in Yoru and Asa's conversation
Norihime-Shuu brand shaving cream?
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>>778090
>>Read a little as you walk
Knowledge! More knowledge. Feed me.
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>>778090
>Read a little as you walk
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>>778096
>>778094
What would you like to read?

(pick 2)
>Hiragan's Scroll
>The account of Kannon
>The Intricate Scroll [Intelligence Required: 4/6]
>The Broken Book- Teachings of the Sage Myatsuu
>The remains of the Red Beads
>The Fish Scroll
>Something about the tailed beasts
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>>778100
>Hiragans scroll
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>>778100
>The Intricate Scroll [Intelligence Required: 4/6]
4chan scroll YEAH
>The Broken Book- Teachings of the Sage Myatsuu
See, Hear, and Speak no evil have all been very useful.
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>>778102
Oh wait it says pick 2.
FISH scroll for the second. We're so damn close to finishing Hiragans scroll.
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>>778100
>>Hiragan's Scroll
>>The Broken Book- Teachings of the Sage Myatsuu
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I'll call it a night here and let the votes roll in over the course of the next day.

Thread continues tomorrow.

Amon's latest stats:
>Ninjutsu: 1.5/6
>Taijutsu: 3/6
>Genjutsu: 1.5/6
>Intelligence: 4/6 (+0.5 to Sealed Monk, + 0.5 to The Seal of Babylon)
>Strength: 2/6
>Speed: 2/6
>Stamina: 2.75/6 (+0.25 to Passive Chakra Absorption)
>Chakra Control: 3.5/6 (+1, Sealed Monk, +0.5 to The Seal of Babylon)
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>>778108
Thanks for running Red.

How would you rank the tailed beasts for their waifu/husbando qualities?
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>>778108
Thanks for running.
No luck archiving 8 and 9?
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>>778108
Thanks for running, Red.

I see we still need to fix the issue of us slowly draining everything around us. Knew we should have put the dharma seal in.
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>>778116
dharma seal probably wouldn't do that, but...

it'd definitely be interesting

>>778112
On a scale of 1 to Goldie, I assume?

>>778113
archiving those tomorrow, not a priority atm
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>>778120
>it'd definitely be interesting
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>>778120
I was thinking more along the lines of 1 to Chomei. Going all the way to the top, you know?
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>>778121
you should read the 4chan scroll, it may help with your case of the shadowruns
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>>778132
"How to Shadowrun" a guide by Anon Emus.
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>>778100
>The Intricate Scroll [Intelligence Required: 4/6]
>The Broken Book- Teachings of the Sage Myatsuu
Thanks for running Red
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>Reading through the posts I wrote again
>all these spelling and grammatical errors

Thread will be earlier today, if only to improve the quality of what I write.
Dear god.
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>>778100
>The Intricate Scroll [Intelligence Required: 4/6]
>The Fish Scroll
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>>778120
wait, if the dharma seal lets us route chakra, does that mean we would be able to control the tailed beasts' chakra? Would we be able to forcibly make tailed beast balls?

Great, now I'm going to be trying to guess what would happen if we add certain seals we learn along our journey to our Seal of Babylon. Improving this seals will be radical.
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>Intricate Scroll
>Myatsuu's scroll
Writing
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIMBAlg1Blw

You open the intricate scroll first out of idle curiosity. It was a jumble of words and what seemed to be simple hatemail, but you swear you saw something like a discernable pattern to them. Yet...no, this can't be right.

The contents of the scroll you are reading are entirely different than from before.

SO ThaT in The naTuRe Of man,
we find ThRee pRincipal cauSeS Of quaRRel:

fiRST, cOmpeTiTiOn;
SecOndly, diSSidence;
ThiRdly, glORy.

The fiRsT, makeTh men invade fOR gain;
The secOnd, fOR SafeTy;
and The ThiRd, fOR RepuTaTiOn...

Again, the words continue to stretch down the page of the scroll, without end. New letters and words are capitalized and organized at random...

Or are they? Wait...
[Intelligence to Decrypt: 4/6 Passed!]

Is this a code?

>Work to decrypt the code (Int. Roll)
>Guess the code outright
>write in
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>>778897
>Work to decrypt the code (Int. Roll)
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>>778897
>Work to decrypt the code (Int. Roll)
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>>778905
>>778930
Roll 1d100+20 (Int modifier), first three

DC 60
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Rolled 1 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

>>778939
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>778939
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>>778945
Welp, that'd do it
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>>778944
>mfw
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Antsy, you take out a brush and some ink. There's an odd blank space at the end of the writings on the scroll, you paint your guess there along the edge of the paper....

R. O. O. T. S.

Nothing happens.
...but as you continue to watch, the words begin to gradually shift and reposition themselves. You call ahead for the group to stop as you unravel the entire length of the scroll upon the ground.

At either end the words have restructured into...the shape of handprints, encircled by strange shapes and patterns of words. The middle of the scroll is entirely blank, devoid of any writing whatsoever now.

You...
>Put your hands on the scroll, apply chakra
>Put the scroll away for now
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>>778954
>Put your hands on the scroll, apply chakra
It can't end as badly as the beads, right? I mean, what sort of personal identification or ninja security system could ROOT put into a scroll?
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>>778954
>>Put your hands on the scroll, apply chakra

inb4 pic related.
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>>778954
>Put your hands on the scroll, apply chakra

What can possibly go wrong? :^)
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>>778966
>>778970
>>778978
*shrug*
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Placing both of your hands onto the designs, you take a deep breath. You weren't expecting something quite like this.
You apply some of your chakra into the scroll...and watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhm9BH3Kd9A
In the wide gorge of blank paper separating the two handprints, small black markings begin to fade in and out of sight. The markings become full words, appearing drawn with fresh ink as they trail into existence on the page. They fade as more appear...leaving nothing behind.

R.O.O.T.S.

Point of contact: approximately 18:32
Code: Green


Squad A's arrival at target destination confirmed.
Communications with local authority, Hanzo the Salamander, established.
Amegakure undergoing political unrest. Leader expresses dissatisfaction on the dissent.
Opposing faction primarily comprised of civilian members. As of yet, three violent confrontations reported.
Goals stated to be the termination of: hostilities, mandatory conscription, and suspension of democratic rule.
They call themselves Akatsuki.
Have yet to engage faction leaders. Additional intel is requested.

Request for intelligence denied, Captain. Continue the mission as ordered.

Point of contact: approximately 19:01
Code: Yellow, additional intel requested

Squad A continues reconnaissance of the city.
Operative spotted contact wearing strange clothing wandering through alleyways.
Description matches that of rumored faction: black robes with red cloud designs.
Moving to intercept.


Point of contact: approximately 19:06
Code: Yellow, additional intel requested

Contact with rebel faction established.
Requesting diplomatic negotiations with their leader.


Point of contact: approximately 19:30
Code: Red

Rumors from regional power confirmed.
Opposition leaders include the objective. Negotiation between the two factions has been suggested.
The eyes of fate have been located in Amegakure.
Additional intel deemed necessary. Requesting advice in consequent action.

Request received. Prepare squad location for VIP reception.
He is coming to see this through himself

The words continue to melt out of and back into the page. It seems like another section is beginning...you see the words "code red" briefly.

Continue Reading?
>Yes
>No
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>>779013
>Yes
Oh man everything's going so wrong.
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>>779013
>Yes

Well, shit. Let's see how deep this goes.
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>>779013
>Yes
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>>779013
>>Yes
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R.O.O.T.S

Point of contact: approximately 12:31
Code: Red

Squad M reports the destruction of a small refugee village near the southern border.
Casualties yet unknown.
Contacts spotted.

Requesting permission to engage.

Permission granted, Squad M.

You wait with bated breath as the page remains blank. Your companions look at you confused, shuffling their feet as you stare intently at the scroll on the ground. Finally, the telltale black ink melts out of the paper...

Point of contact: approximately 13:05
Code: Yellow, casualties reported

Contacts disposed include approximatelty 30 Kiri shinobi.
Squad M reports the loss of two of its members- KIA in attempted apprehension of unknown third party.
Description is as follows: purple kimono, black hair, katana with a flower design.
To all agents en route or in the area, please advise. Suspect is highly dangerous, approach with caution.
Squad M ceasing pursuit. Returning to aid in civilian search and rescue.

Permission Denied, Squad M.

Squad M requests additional clarification.

Your orders are to pursue and apprehend the suspect in question. The capture of this target outweighs any other need.
Orders stated directly from VIP.

Squad M protests the decision t-

You will do as you have been ordered. The welfare of the Hidden Leaf outweighs any other responsibility. The suspect poses a risk to village safety. Your orders are to pursue and apprehend at all costs. Failure will not be tolerated.

Understood. Squad M moving to intercept.

You continue to wait...but nothing else seems to happen for the next several minutes.

After a while, your companions have just decided to take this as an opportunity to rest. They sit about around the thick forest path as you continue waiting for anything.

You see several small blots appear on the page, it seems like there's something else about to be written.
Continue reading?

>Yes
>No
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>>779083
>Yes

WE NEED TO GO DEEPER
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>>779083
>Yes
inb4 it's Hoki
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>>779083
>Yes
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>>779083
>>Yes
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...To all active agents, an unknown chakra signature has been detected in access. Your immediate orders are to burn and mitigate.

HQ repeats:
Code: Black, intelligence compromised
VIP reported to be en- transit in the area. Recalling any nearby operatives for search and destroy.
We know you are reading this
We are the roots
And the roots...are everywhere[/b

(1/2)
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>>779156
>Draw a smiley face to let them know were friendly.
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>>779156
REGRET

draw a :^) face
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>>779156
We should say hi.

>>779167
That may just piss them off. I'm all for it.
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The scroll goes completely blank as you slowly stand, face paling. Your companions continue chatting, oblivious to what just happened.
Your heart is pumping wildly...you think you hear something snap a twig in the bushes.

A squirrel pops out nonchalantly.

Your stomach is sinking at what you just read.

You...
>Pack the scroll back into your bag
>Leave it
>Push your companions forward along the road
>Immediately take defensive positions, waiting
>Head into the woods and go off the marked path, hopefully confusing anyone to follow you
>Use a technique (what?)
>Act like nothing happened, continue on as normal
>Write in(?)
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>>779170
That would be even better.
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>>779175
Do we have any explosive tags?
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>>779175
>Act like nothing happened, continue on as normal
But ditch the scroll somewhere. A river or a deep hole we find. I doubt anyone's nearby, but it doesn't hurt to be sure.
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>>779175
>Push your companions forward along the road

"I just stumbled into something terrible, we need to keep moving."

>Burn the scroll
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>>779215
Nah, we need to just ditch it. There probably isn't anyone from ROOT nearby but if there is they'll see the smoke from the fire.
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>>779175
>Pack the scroll back into your bag
>Push your companions forward along the road

>Draw pic from >>778970 in scroll.

I'm onto your shit, squirrel.
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>>779220
Damn, that's right, smoke exists.

>>779215
>>779175
changing "burn the scroll" to ditch the scroll"
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>>779175
>Push your companions forward along the road
We might have some company soon
>Pack the scroll back into your bag
We need to keep it in case we do run into them, use it as evidence and an opportunity explain
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>>779186
Asa still does

>>779170
>>779167
>>779223
draw something in the scroll?
>Y
>N
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>>779254
>Y
A little smiley face and say that the guy with the purple kimono is named Hoki and he has the swift release kekkei genkai.
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>>779254
>Y
Just draw a smiley face
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If we draw something, why not write this>>779260 and state he was posing as a merchant and we bought the scroll from him
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>>779254

>N

No sense in antagonizing them

The smiley face will not communicate the correct message to the very paranoid secret organization
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>>779254
>Y

Write "Holy shit, this broadcasts writing in real-time? The salesman didn't say it did that, that's pretty cool. Anyway, flowery kimono man probably has the Swift release, whatever that means. I bought this from him. Come get your scroll, I don't want the damn thing."
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>>779267
Well, then we broke their code and they know we'd have to. So it doesn't really deflect the blame. It might get rid of the worst of it if they believe us though, because then we wouldn't have killed one of their friends. Honestly I don't really think they're much of a problem anyway.
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>>779283
>" Honestly I don't really think they're much of a problem anyway."

Oh anon....
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>>779311
Oh, so they DO have some operative in their secretive organization watching some random stretch of road around the Fire Temple? Why?
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>>779283
nigga it's ROOT. They're a problem.
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>779320
They will soon considering a complete stranger just accessed and read their top-secret information. There will be questions of how you got this, at least.

At most...well, let's not mention that right now.

Leave the scroll?
1) Yes
2) No


>drawing a smiley and writing casual banter in the stream of classified information
>Keep going
>Warn the senpai

Writing
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>>779346

>2. No


Sounds like fun
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>>779346
Oh, maybe I should look at a map or something ot see how far away we are from the Hidden Leaf. Didn't think of that...

>1) Yes
In a river or natural hole we find. Or in a particularly thick bush.
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>>779346
>drawing a smiley and writing casual banter in the stream of classified information

Well now I feel regret. AM I SUPPOSED TO SHADOWRUN OR NOT?
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>>779356
>>779346
Oh are we voting on that? I though he was listing off what he was writing.

>Warn the senpai
then.
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>>779346
>2) No

That way we can return it if they ask
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>>779346
Wait, are the greentexted parts votes?
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>>779364
no that ain't a vote, he's listing things that are happening, and the roll is to decide if we ditch the scroll or nah.
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>>779365
It's sorta useless to them now though. They'll need to make an entirely new cipher, even if they believe we aren't working against them.

>>779373
Oh, well this is bad then.
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>>779346
There's some very questionable decision making going on in this thread
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>>779378
Vote was tied originally, so I rolled

Have a map
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>>779388
>Land of Demons
What the hell is going on up there?
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>>779378
Why do you expect us to be sane? Do we not have the freedom to act stupidly?
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>>779394
It's actually a very nice place, they just named it that so everyone would keep away. I don't actually know, I think it's some filler island or something
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>>779388
...Noodles? Honey? Bean Jam? Are these actual things.
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>>779411
Welcome to the world of Naruto filler
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>>779411
don't forget the land of MOTHERFUCKING BEARS.
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>>779346
>2) No
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>>779420

Man, I'd like to play a ninja with the MOTHERFUCKING BEAR release
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>>779471
I dunno, the Beam Jam and Neck releases seem hard to beat. If only we'd rolled one of those for Amon's release...
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>>779471
>Mold chakra into bears
>"Bear release: Bear Bullet Jutsu"
>Fire living bears at scrubs

I need this, now.
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Thoughts of what you may have just set into motion still linger in your head.
You write a smiley face on the scroll, hoping to ease the tension. As you trace the brushstrokes across the page, the ink underneath seems to melt into the scroll underneath and disappear.

Nothing happens.

You write in the scroll, "The man in the flowery kimono is named Hoki and has the Swift Release Kekkei Genkai. I bought this scroll from him. I'm sorry, I didn't know this was secret."

The ink melts below, but still nothing happens in response.

"I just stumbled into something terrible, we need to keep moving. We may have some company soon." You startle your companions as they scramble up to grab their things in a rush.

"What happened? What's the issue?" Yoru asks, concern in his voice rising.

"I looked at something I shouldn't have, I think."

As you begin to roll up the scroll to store back in your bag, you see the familiar sight of ink slowwly bleeding across its pages.

I know where you are

You shove it into your pack and brandish the Wen Qu as you continue through the woods. Nobody is saying a word, now on tense alert for the first sign of trouble.

In the following segment, you will be traveling through a forested region of fixed size. I have a grid on my end. Every round, I will name a number and you will roll a 1d10, first three rolls count. If you land that number...events will happen.

5
>Roll 1d10

and you...
>Plan with Asa, preparing something from your combined knowledge and matertials
>Have Tai stand guard over another party member (Who?)
>Look with Yoru to see if there is anything you can use to your advantage in the environment (Int Roll)
>Try to race through the forest as quickly as possible (Speed Roll)
>See if you or Rin can sense anything (Chakra Control)
>Have a member split off to scout ahead or watch the flank
>Prepare/Use a technique (What?)
>Write in
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>>779490
>See if you or Rin can sense anything (Chakra Control)
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>779490
>Plan with Asa, preparing something from your combined knowledge and matertials

It might be best to just keep moving fast and leave trails of traps to use.
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>779498
sheeiit
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>779490
>Plan with Asa, preparing something from your combined knowledge and matertials
She must know something, this is almost her MO. How would a secretive organization hunt someone down?
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>779490
>See if you or Rin can sense anything (Chakra Control)
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>>779498
Also drop that fuckin scroll right now you idiot
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Rolled 6 (1d10)

>>779490
>Plan with Asa, preparing something from your combined knowledge and matertials
>Have Tai stand guard over another party member (Yoru)
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>>779507
Better yet, attach it to an arrow or one of Asa's summons to lead our attacker away from us
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>>779490
>Plan with Asa, preparing something from your combined knowledge and matertials
>Have Tai stand guard over another party member (Who?)

Yoru
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>>779507
Yeah, I doubt people would have wanted to keep it knowing we were as close to their home base as we are.

But just in case we can, I'll vote for dropping it. They clearly know how to track the scroll. It's the only way they would know where we are.
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>Plan with Asa
>Tai guarding Yoru

Writing and switching spots
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You think on your feet as you make your way down the narrow path.
"Asa, if you were being hunted, what would you do?"

The kunoichi stops in front of you, giving an inquisitive eye. "So, we're being hunted now?"

Sharp as always, Asa.

She slows down to walk beside you as she thinks. "Well, first I'd make sure I'm standing next to the strongest person in the group..."

"Then, I'd most likely set up a distraction of sorts. A rabbit for them to chase, if you will. Next, I'd probably line my path with traps, leaving obvious clues alongside them as bait. But, I'd make the trapped clues harder to find to throw them off the pattern later. Finally...I'd simply prepare an ambush if I knew their numbers and end it there."

****************************
Asa's Inventory

5 Explosive Tags
2 Smoke bombs
1 Flash Bomb
1 Medical Kit
2 soldier pills
1 Fire Sealing Scroll
1 Lightning Sealing Scroll
A good length of weighted chain
A war fan, for close encounters
A pair of binoculars
A collapsable Fuma Shuriken sealed within a scroll

indiscrete number of kunai and shuriken
and a large number of arrows for her bow

Techniques:

[Bow and arrow]
Storm Bow: Lighting Strike
Storm Bow: Sudden Hailstorm

Kyūjutsu: Three-Taloned Hawk

[Jutsus]
Lightning Release: Telegram Flash
Lightning Release: Lightning Rod
Lightning Release: Thunder

[Other]
Summoning Technique
Water/Wall walking
Shunshin
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You hold any ideas as you call out for Tai to stand by Yoru, who looks around onfused on hearing his name all of the sudden. Tai nods curtly, leaving Rin's side and standing at attention next to Yoru.

The path around you is knotted with roots and branches. As you keep moving forward you pass by an oddly-shaped tree, its trunk seems to be bent almost parallel to the ground and it's branches droop downward into the mud below.

It reminds you of a hunched old man. A lone raven caws from the highest branch, watching you curiously.

3, 6
Roll 1d10, first three

You...
>Continue forward along the path
>Go into the woods to your left, where you hear the light splashing of a brook
>Go to the woods to your right, past the strange tree.
>Plan to set traps with Asa (Write in)
>Use a technique (What?)
>Have Rin scout ahead by climbing up a nearby tree.
>Ask Yoru if he has a map for the area
>Write in
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>>779693
>Go into the woods to your left, where you hear the light splashing of a brook
I don't really have any ideas for traps other than leaving explosive seals on the intricate scroll and leaving it on the ground. But then we would make them 100% our enemy so I'm not sure that's a great idea.
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>>779693
>Ask Yoru if he has a map for the area
To find the quickest path.
If he doesn't, or if they're all pretty much the same,
>Go into the woods to your left, where you hear the light splashing of a brook
That tree is creepy as hell, yo. Ain't fucking with that.

Also it looks more like an old crocodile man than an old man because of how its trunk splits at the end.
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>>779693
>Go into the woods to your left, where you hear the light splashing of a brook

I say we head to the brook, set up in a small cleaaring and sit down in an open circle. We're not out to fight ROOT here, hell we don't even have a problem with them, we're a monk. Let's make some tea, explain the issue, apologize for cracking the cipher and leave them to it. Hell the only information we gleaned had to do with a guy we already have a problem with
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>>779693
Also,

>DROP THE SCROLL
>DO NOT DROP THE SCROLL
>ATTEMPT TO BOOBY-TRAP THE SCROLL
>GIVE THE SCROLL TO SOMEONE ELSE
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Rolled 3, 5 = 8 (2d10)

>>779728
>DROP THE SCROLL
In the brook.
Also forgot my roll. Is it 2 d10 or a single one vs both your numbers?
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>>779735
Single
As in the single 3 you rolled
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>>779743
Oh, OK.

Good quest Red, see you in the next one.

I hope he's more like Tsuki Quest Danzo than canon Danzo.
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>779693
>Go into the woods to your left, where you hear the light splashing of a brook
>Chakra sensing with Rin

>>779762
Tsuki Danzo was canon danzo until interaction with her.
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Let's take a swim

Roll me 1d100+10
DC 65

writing
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Rolled 63 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>779781
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Rolled 92 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>779781
Make Goldie proud.
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Rolled 85 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>779743
>>779720
Oh, I completely forgot to add because I went to the bathroom, but I wanted to add
>Plan to set traps with Asa (Write in)
if Yoru has a map and we pick a route along it. She handles making the traps since Amon has literally no experience. Amon can just do the grunt work. Or stand nearby for emotional support, whatever would be more useful.

>>779772
That's what I was afraid of

>>779781
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Rolled 74 + 10 (1d100 + 10)

>>779781
Caught up. Ah, Danzo. You old rascal.
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>>779791
I think you just did anon.

Chomei still best.
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You take a deer trail to your left, following the sounds of running water. As the six of you crunch through the brush underfoot, you ask Yoru if he has the map of the area.

He nods anxiously and pulls out the colored parchment, handing it to you. "I made sure to get the best possible from the monks back at the Temple."

You look at your position on it. It is pretty detailed...but only depicts the main road and any landmarks along it, you note the last part from the small dot on the map labelled "The Weeping Oak". The rest of the surrounding area is simply depicted using the standard "woods" label you see on the legend.You put the map in your bag. At least it's something.

The sound of burbling water gets louder as you approach a thin forest brook among the trees. The bark on some of the trunks around you is deeply scarred with blade marks. Another one nearby has burns up and down its length. Stuck into a tree over the running stream is what looks to be an old and mossy headband tied around a rusted kunai.

This must have been the site of an old battle of some sort.

>Inspect the trees around you
>Take a closer look at the headband
>Drop the scroll in the stream
>Have Asa summon her rabbit, give it the scroll to run off in the woods with
>Have Asa booby-trap the area, or prepare another trap instead (What?)
>Use a technique(What?)
>Open the scroll again, see if you can communicate

And
>Continue forward past the stream
>Go right, following the stream deeper into the woods
>Go back, retracing your steps to the main path and "Weeping Oak"
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>>779806
Guys we have 2 strength. We are so bad. How the fuck did Rin reach chunin with her shit stats?
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>>779886
>Have Asa summon her rabbit, give it the scroll to run off in the woods with
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>>779886
>Drop the scroll in the stream
>Go right, following the stream deeper into the woods
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>>779886
>Have Asa summon her rabbit, give it the scroll to run off in the woods with
>Go right, following the stream deeper into the woods
I'm confused, what was that roll actually for? Also are we not doing the 1d10 thing anymore?
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>>779886
>>Inspect the trees around you
>>Go right, following the stream deeper into the woods
Something feels off. I'm not sure what.
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>>779886
>Drop the scroll in the stream
>Continue forward past the stream
We don't want to be near wherever we leave it.
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>>779915
Shhhhh, all rolls have a meaning.
I'm just not going to tell you any of them for the rest of this segment/thread

>>779917
Oh?
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>>779915
We already matched one of Red's rolls. And that happened to mean something about Danzo.
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>>779886
Also, I'll call for my 1d10 every time you go to another area (aka, take the path left, right, etc).

Consider exploring your current position as your breathing room.

....at least for the 1d10 rolls.
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Drop the scroll into the stream, or give it to Asa to deal with?

>Dump it in the river
>Give classified information to an enemy nin

and I'll begin writing after the above vote
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>>779981
>Dump it in the river
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>>779981
Actually, let's ask her how best it would be to deal with it. Again, she must be more experienced at things like this.
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>>779981
Shit man, I don't know. Just keep it. Idk what to do in this situation at all.
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>>779981
I think we should hold onto it. Dumping it won't help and giving it to Asa would be more trouble
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>>779993
Get rid of the thing that leads them to you? I mean, it's how they know where we are. It stands to reason they can keep using it to find us.
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>>780008
I just think that returning it would be the best chance for a peaceful resolution to this stupid situation
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>>779886
>Drop the scroll in the stream
>Go right, following the stream deeper into the woods
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>>780008

Honestly I want them to find us though, realize that we are in no way a threat to them and that we got the scroll from an enemy of theirs without knowing what was involved with it but ROOT shouldn't have a problem with us and we shouldn't have a problem with ROOT.
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>>780013>>780019

They're a secret organization of operators. We broke their cypher and read their communications. They're not just going to say "Oh, you! Anyone could make the same mistake, don't worry about it" even if they believe we're just some random monk they won't take chances.

I mean, Sai's final test to enter was kill his best friend. Do you really think people like that care if you're actually a threat or not?
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>>780048
Well how the fuck are we gonna escape an organization like that? Or fight them?
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>>779981
Keep it for now.
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>>780058
Getting rid of the scroll they used to find us in the first place so they can't keep using it to find us would most likely be a good start.
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>>780048

Well then let's just keep running from them until they believe that we're some counter-operator that they didn't know about. For right now we still have the excuse of just being a monk that got a scroll from a travelling companion and had no way of knowing what was behind the cipher
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You amble through the dead brush and over to the stream, ignoring the rusted kunai overhead. Crouching down, you drop the scroll into the stream. With a light splash of the murky, greenish waters, it sinks below the surface and into darkness.

You sigh with relief. That's a problem solved, looks like. Something catches your eyes before you can get up though.

Looking up at you from the dark depths of the stream is your own reflection. But...but in the corner of your eye you spot something in the image. In the murky ripples, you see rough shape in the hazy reflection of the tree overhead...and the whites of a single eye glinting in your direction...

In your growing distraction, you don't notice the large, growing shadow below the surface of the water....
(1/2)
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>>780081
Why would they believe us? Why would they care to try and believe us?

Actually, even before that, why would they question their orders?
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>>779783
>>779791
>>779799
Without warning, you feel someone grab the back of your robes just as something comes bursting from the water below.

Asa and you collapse into a pile as the contraption, with a foot-long blade jutting from it's mouth, flies up and sinks itself into the tree.

You sit on the ground, shocked, as the headband drop off it's perch and onto your lap. You wipe off the layers of green moss idley with your thumb, revealing the traces of what once had been an old sunagakure headband.

[Roots of the Forest Theme : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhm9BH3Kd9A ]

"That was too close for comfort. Be more careful next time, Amon." Asa scolds you, worry across her face. You turn back to look at the five companions. "Come on, we need to keep moving"

You choose to take the route right, deeper into the twilight woods....

>Roll 1d10
1,9
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>780125
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>780125
I don't like this ride anymore Red...

Also Halloween was yesterday. Please don't scare me like this.
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Rolled 3 (1d10)

>>780125
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>>780135
I'm not rolling anymore.
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>>780125
HALLOWEEN WAS YESTERDAY, RED. WHY ARE WE IN THE MURDERHOUSE TODAY?
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>>780135
Consider this your late Halloween Edition thread.

You've barely touched the grid, you're still pretty far from the safe zone...the ride is just beginning.

>>780135
Speaking of which

>Writing
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>>780135
I hope they find us this time, I just wanna get it over with. This sucks.
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>>780155
Oh.
They know exactly where you are
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>>780117

Just as big a part of Special Operations is the proper and effective use of resources. That means don't kill people you don't need to kill
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>>780161
That's because there are things involved like fuel and bullets and such. If they're already here, and only need to stab us with a sword, what cost is there?

ROOT is also more akin to a group of fanatics with special forces training than a group of special forces.
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>>780155
What, why? I actually kinda like this, it's pretty interesting.
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>>780165

Oh well that's just fuckin' great then, I thought ROOT was just deep black ANBU. So if I'm understanding this correctly then we're just supposed to constantly be looking over our shoulder for a group of singleminded assassins who almost certainly outclass us who only want us dead and we don't have any chance of talking our way out of this?
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>>780194
Now you're getting it! But you forgot the part where they're all emotionally crippled, they have people everywhere, and basically nobody knows they exist.
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>>780194
Pretty much. I mean, Sai's buddy was kinda sorta reasonable before he died and Sai was an OK guy, but I'm pretty sure they're both kids now.
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>>780218
>>780221

Well, with all of that information I say we send our party away from us to keep them safe and then face them like a monk. Not stupidly, set up perimeters and utilize our techniques but then sit calmly and talk to whomever comes along
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As you continue alongside the river path, the ground underfoot turns to soggy peat. It sags underfoot, pulling at you every step you take. You hear passing banter between the companions behind you.

"I never was a fan of wetlands."

"Really? I was under the impression you were an expert in these things."

"Just because I'm good at it doesn't mean I like it. Footprints always leave easier in these places, branches are usually rotting too. Plus, it...it just kind of smells, honestly."

Yoru laughs on hearing Asa's explanation. The rustling you hear is probably Yoru jostling Tai next to him.

"What about you, big guy Tai? I bet you love wet places, being from the Water Temple and all."

"The Water Temple is gone. I wasn't originally from there, anyway."

Yoru quiets down awkwardly at this, not sure what to say, before he starts to pick up again.
>>780135
And is interrupted by a piercing shriek echoing from deep in the woods.

The group of six jumps to attention, just as the scream dies as abruptly as it began. This doesn't feel good.
As you continue, the terrain gets progressively marshier. Before you stands the miniscule beginnings of a wetland. The fetid air does begin to smell a little- its filling with the scent of mold and rotting wood.

You...
>Use a technique
>Get Asa to check the surroundings, maybe climbing a tree or checking to see if there is anything poisonous
>Have Yoru try to make something to help (Int roll)
>Help Tai try to break down a tree to cross over the waters as a bridge (Strength)
>Have Rin attempt to sense anything (Chakra Control)
>Lay traps in the area
>Talk to your companions (Who? What about?)
>Write in(?)

And
>Try to trudge forward through the mud and water (Stamina roll)
>Take a path right uphill, it'd probably take you back close to the main road
>Go back to the brook
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>>780260
>Have Yoru try to make something to help (Int roll)
>Have Rin attempt to sense anything (Chakra Control)
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>>780260
>>Have Rin attempt to sense anything (Chakra Control)
>Try to trudge forward through the mud and water (Stamina roll)
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>>780260
>>Get Asa to check the surroundings, maybe climbing a tree or checking to see if there is anything poisonous
>>Have Rin attempt to sense anything (Chakra Control)
I see no reason not to do both.
What route we take afterwards would depend on what we learn.
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>>780276
Shit, I forgot
>Try to trudge forward through the mud and water (Stamina roll)
Can't we just apply the water walking technique for this?
Maybe yoru can make makeshift gasmasks?
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>>780291
That makes sense. I'll vote for this.
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>>780260
>Supporting
>>780291
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>>780291
>>780299
>>780355

Roll me 2d100

DC 50, 75
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Rolled 34, 41 = 75 (2d100)

>>780369
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Rolled 37, 41 = 78 (2d100)

>>780369
Glub save us.
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Rolled 92, 49 = 141 (2d100)

>>780369
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>>780376
>>780375
Thank you 4chan dice, for being based off of the minute instead of something harder to get repeat results on.
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You ask Rin and Asa for help using their respective talents. Asa bounds up the nearest tree without a sound...until you hear the cracks of rotting branches. You flinch at the sound of them smashing against the ground- not because it is too loud, but because it made any sound at all.

You hear the sound echo through the forest around you.

For her own part, Rin shimmies up in between the rest of the companions uncomfortably as she tries to sense any chakra signatures in the nearby forest. After a few minutes, she shakes her head apologetically. "I tried, but...there's something weird about these woods. Not only are they teaming with life, but there is a heavy amount of chakra just floating. I could barely sense you in front of me, Amon, let alone tell whether the spark of chakra a hundred feet away was an owl or an enemy!"

The knot in your stomach continues to tighten as Asa drops down in front of the five of you standing together.
"First thing is first...I'm a bit worried. We shouldn't be too far from the main road, but I can't see it through the treetops, the forest is extremely dense. If possible, I'd suggest we head back to the main road before we get lost.

Otherwise, it seems the wetland only thickens into a full marsh ahead. It'd be messier than I'd like...but I doubt anyone would want to follow us in that. Gotta watch out for the poisonous snakes in the area, though."

You digest the information carefully...

You...
>Push forward into the marshland, trying to throw off whoever is tracking you at the risk of getting lost
>Go right, trying to find the main road again
>Go back to the forest stream
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>>780472
>Go right, trying to find the main road again
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>>780472
>>Go right, trying to find the main road again
I like roads. Roads are good. Let's go use them.
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>>780472
>Go right, trying to find the main road again
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>>780472
>>Go right, trying to find the main road again

Have a piece of paper with a smiley face on it ready. If ROOT gets to us and are being hard-asses, give it to them and get ready for some friendship.
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>>780489
>>780497
>>780500
>>780510
Roll 1d10
2,5,8
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>780513

Help us third summon!
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>>780518
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Rolled 2 (1d10)

>>780513
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>>780513
>3 numbers
GG

>>780518
Well, shit

>>780510
Probably not a good idea. If we're on the path, we have plausible deniability without the scroll
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Rolled 8 (1d10)

>>780513
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>>780513
>>780518
>>780526
>>780554
kek
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>>780513
>2,5,8
>>780518
>5
>>780526
>2
>>780554
>8

...I'm scared now.
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>>780513
>>780518
>>780526
>>780554
FUCKING HOW?
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>>780572
Let's just blame Bishamon.
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>>780579
Bishamon controls the dice. All is lost.
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>>780579
BISHAMON YOU FUCK STOP FUCKING UP AMON'S LIFE. IT'S BEEN TERRIBLE ENOUGH ALREADY.

Especially because he can't be with his one true love, a tailed beast.
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>>780518
You pick a direction to your right and start making a path through the woods. The ground beneath you starts curving to an incline. After a few minutes, it's much less soggy and less of a struggle to hike up the elevation on.

Your group of six struggles up the side of the hill, but eventually managed to find flat ground again after a sudden and steep decline. You step off and onto the road, as Asa follows suit close behind. It seems to be a saddle point between two hills and- sure enough- you see the well-walked dirt cross directly through it, the main road.

The last of your group, Yoru and Tai, manage to finally bustle through the vegetation behind you and join the rest of the group. Wait,
>>780518
why is Yoru helping Tai?

You rush over to help your brother monk, when without warning he begins to scream at the top of his lungs! Tai throws Yoru off of him and begins to flail about as if trying to get something off of him. You grab a hold on the frenzied man, shaking him to the ground. His eyes are rapidly dialating as he stares into the air, still screaming like a madman as he body seizes under you.

>Quick! Asa, help!
>Yoru, what happened!?
>Rin, heal him or something!
>Slap the monk until he regains his senses
>Write in!
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>>780605
He's getting genjutsu'd! Maybe we should use the iron armor seal on him and all our allies
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>>780605
>Yoru, what happened!?
If he doesn't know... I guess
>Rin, heal him or something!
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>>780605
>>Yoru, what happened!?
>>Rin, heal him or something!

Hold him down so Rin doesn't get ORAed my accident.
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>>780605
>>Yoru, what happened!?
>>Write in!
PANIC
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>>780632
I could've sworn I copied
>Quick! Asa, help!
not Rin.

>>780605
So my vote's
>Yoru, what happened!?
and if he can't help
>Quick! Asa, help!
My thinking is that it seems more like something poison or genjustu, too bad Amon doesn't know about it would do. And Asa would probably be better at dealing with those.
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>>780660
Surely Amon knows about genjutsu anon. He's not retarded.
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>>780665
I don't know if he's ever actually had to deal with it though. He didn't have to against the swordsmen at the Pass because of the Iron Armor Seal, and he's never been formally trained. I guess he may have read about it in a book sometime?
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>>780679
We know that our iron armor seal protects against genjutsu so it follows that we know what genjutsu is
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>>780526
"Yoru, what happened?!" You bellow at the man laying on the ground horrified.

"I-I don't know! One minute he was fine and the next he just..just got all quiet! I thought everything was normal until he just slumped over!?" Asa helps Yoru up as he shaking too hard to do so himself.

You think quick on your feet. This...this has to be a genjutsu of some sort, like Hoki used. You don't want to consider it being an alternative.

"Rin, quick! I think Tai's under a genjutsu, he needs your help!"

....

"Rin, hurry! He's getting worse!"

....

"Rin?"

You feel a punch in your gut as Tai knocks the wind out from under you. As he gets up, still manic, Tai only receives a kick to the face, knocking him out cold. Asa groans as she rubs her shin in pain, "Aghh! He's so much harder than he looks!"

You're preoccupied with something else though as you look around in a panic...
>>780526
...Rin Nohara is nowhere to be seen.

"Yoru, Asa, where is Rin??"

They look around, fear slowly dawning on their faces.
"I...I thought she was with you!" Yoru sputters.
Asa's face hardens like stone, "...I'd thought she was behind us with Tai and Yoru."

She's disappeared into thin air....

You...
>Focus on Tai first. You need to wake him up and figure out what happened
>Make sure Asa and Yoru stay together.
>Have someone or a pair of your companions go off, looking for Rin
>...Something else is off, but you are not quite sure what (write in...?)
>Write in
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>>780704
>Make sure Asa and Yoru stay together.
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>>780704
>>Focus on Tai first. You need to wake him up and figure out what happened
>>Make sure Asa and Yoru stay together.
We're in the perfect storm, now. Just have to weather the coming 8 and hope we can fix everything later.
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>>780704
>...Something else is off, but you are not quite sure what (write in...?)
You said "group of 6" earlier... and Rin was missing in the last post too.
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>>780704
>...Something else is off, but you are not quite sure what (write in...?)
Why are there now 3 extra people in our group since Rin's gone?
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>>780727
>>780724
>>780721
>Writing
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>>780704
>>...Something else is off, but you are not quite sure what (write in...?)
Wasn't Rin supposed to be in the middle of our clump sensing chakra? Why would she be behind Tai and Yoru? Why would Yoru not know where she was? And why is there suddenly a steep decline to get back to the main road when no such incline was described for getting to the brook? Am I hitting any of the correct buttons here?
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>>780734
At least don't make it too obvious we know. Let us whisper it to Asa or something.
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>>780731
What about me? I bring all the top tier tailed beast waifu shitpost to every thread.
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>>780743
>Wasn't Rin supposed to be in the middle of our clump sensing chakra?
She was
>Why would she be behind Tai and Yoru?
She wasn't
>Why would Yoru not know where she was?
You try ignoring when the dude on your hip, who you were talking to moments prior, just collapses outta nowhere
> And why is there suddenly a steep decline to get back to the main road when no such incline was described for getting to the brook?

Terrain changes, though the writing may not suggest it you are traveling a bit in every direction.

There is an incline now just as there would have been an incline if you went forward along the main road initially as well.
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>>780734
>>780751
>>780731
Replied to myself...

Maybe this is why?
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[Roots of the Forest Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhm9BH3Kd9A ]

The three of you go quiet as your imaginations are left to determine the whereabouts of your missing companion.
"...Yoru, Asa, please stay together from now on."

They hardly need any convincing, as an anxious Yoru practically attaches himself to Asa's hip.

Something feels off, though. You drag the unconscious Tai over the center of the road as Asa and Yoru join you.
"What's wrong?"

"Something...is off. Was there something we missed? Something important?"

The two companions look at each other perplexed as you look around the clearing....
Your blood freezes to ice water as it dawns on you.
>>780731
>>780727

No...no that'd be impossible. Someone would have noticed, said something. You must be just thinking crazy from being smacked by Tai. But, after a few moments Asa's eyes bulge and she looks at you. Her expression of fear- the first you've seen from the confident girl- confirms everything.
>>780605
>>780472
>>780260
>>780092
>>779886
There had been....something else... with you the entire time.
And you never even realized it.

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You...

>Make a search party out of the four members present to look for Rin (Who?)
>Wait for Tai to regain conscioussness
>Have Asa set what traps she can in this area
>Have Asa scout ahead
>Use a technique
>Write in
or
>Move along
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>>780786
worth mentioning this was the last result of
>>780554
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>>780794
>Use a technique
Summoning jutsu? I don't know might be less scary if we have Goldie with us.
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>>780794
>>Wait for Tai to regain conscioussness
>>Have Asa set what traps she can in this area
I want to look for Rin, but... splitting up or spreading out too far right now sounds like a really bad idea.

>>780798
Sorry guys. My bad.
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>>780794
I got nothing. We're pretty much helpless in this situation. Genjutsu shouldn't work on Amon so it must be something else but I have no idea what it could be.
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>>780794
>Make a search party out of the four members present to look for Rin (Who?)
Amon and Yoru
>Use a technique
Hear no evil and see no evil in the immediate vicinity and Asa and Tai

Gone all day and find Rin missing, I'm distressed
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>>780794
Wait for Tai to wake up
Trap the shit out of the area
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>>780794
Well this is dependent on how much Amon knows about genjutsu, but...
>Use a technique
Adamantian Chains. They might reset our chakra, or however they described it in Naruto.

If that doesn't get us out of the genjutsu we've been in since seeing Danzo's sharingan
>Write in
Ask Asa for a kunai or arrow and cut or forearm. That'll probably work.

>>780814
Why are you leaving Rin? I know she's not best girl, but that's still cold.
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>>780823
Ah, fuck. Messed up the spoiler.

>>780794
Well this is dependent on how much Amon knows about genjutsu, but...
>Use a technique
Adamantian Chains. They might reset our chakra, or however they described it in Naruto. Amon should be able to realize something went wrong when we saw the eyes.

If that doesn't get us out of the genjutsu we've been in since seeing Danzo's sharingan. [/spoiler]
>Write in
Ask Asa for a kunai or arrow and cut or forearm. That'll probably work.

>>780814
Why are you leaving Rin? I know she's not best girl, but that's still cold.
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>>780824
Man, I am just fucking everything up now.
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>>780824
Our tattoos are supposed to passively prevent any genjutsu from working on us though. Like at all times.
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>>780823
>Using the Seal of Babylon without even knowing where your opponents is- IF there is still an opponent around.
It's like you're trying to kill everyone or something

The seal prevents most basic genjutsu, this is absolutely true.

I'll leave things there.
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>>780838
Amon's clearly under genjutsu. He didn't notice Rin was gone, he didn't notice there was an extra person. We need to get out of it.
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>>780824
When Tai wakes up we can look for her. Otherwise it's incredibly dangerous
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>>780841
See? Basic genjutsu. There's nothing basic about the Sharingan. Other than Sauske the Sausage. And we can't use the chains without releasing the lock? I thought we could. Oh well, just the second part then.
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>>780841
>most
>basic
well that would have been nice info to know a while ago. I was under the impression that it stopped all genjutsu.
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Soo... Anyone else for trying to get out the genjutsu? It's clearly the right choice since Red likes to be cheeky.
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>>780853
Yeah but how?
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>>780804
Summon Goldie?

>Yes
>No

Use the Hear-No-Evil Seal with the companions present?
>Yes
>No

Cut yourself with a kunai?
>Yes
>No

>>780851
It does, for the most part.
There are techniques out there, in canon, that are unstoppable however.

Amon isn't falling for any False Sounds or even Hoki's genjutsu anymore because of the seal...
...but the sharingan is capable of terrifying things.

It's all fair, I'm still playing by the rules. I always do.
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>>780858
Cut with kunai
>Yes
Genjutsu is such annoying bullshit
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>>780855
Hurt ourselves. It works if you can't do the special genjutsu release thing. Amon might know that. If not there's basically nothing we can do, so he probably does. I doubt Red would just throw us up the creek without a paddle. Well without a largish spoon.

>>780858

Summon Goldie?
No, she can't really help right now.

Use the Hear-No-Evil Seal with the companions present?
After we cut ourselves CCCRRRRAAAAWWWWLLLLLIIIINNNNGGGGG IIIIINNNN MY SKKKKKKKIIIIINNNN

Cut yourself with a kunai?
Yes
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>>780862
Hey, maybe she could. Remember to read carefully.

At the very least, you'd have a night light
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>>780858
>narutos canon rules
>fair
kek. really though I should've known it was genjutsu. I just forgot about the special snowflake eyes for a bit.
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>>780865
>giving us all these hints and suggestions
oi come on that's no fun
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>>780874
I dunno what you're talking about, I'm having a blast
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>>780865
Wait, you actually updated the pastebin? Really? I thought you were joking...

All jokes aside, where is the information on her? IIRC all she did was blind us...

>>780874
We've been in the genjutsu for like half the session now that I realize. It's more like he's pointing out Amon realizes something is wrong.
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>>780878
She told you specifically what fish could do iirc

Looks like I need to update the pastebin even more :')
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>>780865
Ohhh... The flying thing. Yeah. forgot that after all the shit went down afterwards...
Summon her then.
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>>780858
>Yes
To help search
>Yes
For communication and monitoring
>Yes
But this first before anything
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>>780858
>Summon Goldie?
>>No
>Use the Hear-No-Evil Seal with the companions present?
>>Yes
>Cut yourself with a kunai?
>>Yes
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>>780887
Took me a minute.

>>780900
If anyone else doesn't know or can't remember, she can make us fly through chakra. And since Rin said there's an absurd amount in the air...
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Because I'm enjoying this segment and all the planning in it...

Have some info from like Thread 6

>"We Fish are able to not only sense and detect chakra, but can swim through it! She is most happy when riding a very strong chakra current, though water is always quite comfortable."

I'll call the vote in a few minutes and tally up. Gonna make some food before I continue Mr. Bones' Wild Ride
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>>780858
Yes to all

I wonder if there's enough Chakra to let glub fly.
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>>780911
It would be so easy to just copy that second sentence and paste it under her name in Summons. It would basically describe her power completely. Along with "Can either be a night light or a 1,000,000 lumen bulb at will."
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>Yes to all three
and
>>780813
>>780807

Writing

>>780849
yup, you can! My mistake, I misread your suggestion

>>780853
pic
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>>780968
Is there enough Chakra to let glub fly? I want to see him majestically flowing through the air.
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>>780976
"Is that a 10 ton fish flying through the air?"
"Yeah... it is?"
"It's opening it's mouth, what's it doing?"
"I think it's... OH GOD IT'S TRYING TO EAT US. HOW DOES IT EVEN SUCK THIS HARD?"
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>>780979
And so glub was renamed to Sinistar.
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>>780976
>>780979
All fish can fly anons, didn't you know?

Just wait until you meet the rest of the family

Also, still writing...I'm waiting on my dominos :'(
How long is everyone game to keep going for?
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>>781001
I'm about to fall asleep right now but as you could probably tell I'm pretty butthurt about the genjutsu so that's probably for the best
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>>781001
Well I don't fell anywhere near crashing and I'm farming in Dark Souls fucking Titanfall eating up all my time so I can't upgrade the new weapons... but on the other hand I never really feel it until it gets super bad... So I'd say 2 or 3 hours?

Also, anyone else learn how hard it is to participate in a thread while playing a fast paced competitive shooter?
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>>781001
I'm good for am hour or 2 longer
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>>781015
I've been playing system shock 2 for most of this thread actually. I've been playing so much dark souls and salt & sanctuary lately that I forgot how nice it is to be able to pause the game
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This is going too far. You need to take action now before this gets out of hand. First, you were under a genjutsu. That much was obvious. You practically snap at Asa when you ask her how, though she doesn't seem to notice as she's a bit unsettled herself.
"Usually some type of physical pain would do the trick, but..."

You don't wait for her to finish as you grab a kunai from her hip and cut your hand with it.
Nothing changes as you grimace in pain from the self-inflicted injury. Asa looks at you concerned. "I...that was more rash than I expected of you, Amon. Did it work?"
You can't tell. Asa grabs a medical kit out of her pack and tenderly grabs your hand. She wraps it in gauze, an upset expression on her face as she does so.

Without rest though, you slam your bloody hand down to the dirt below while saying the familiar words:
"Ninja Art: Summoning Technique!"

The large goldfish that *poofs* into existance flutters apologetically to you, brushing your arm with her scales.
"Amon-kun, she is most sorry for failing to help him last time she was summoned. Please allow her to shine bright for you once more!"

You lightly scratch Goldie's surprisingly dry scales as she swims about the air in front of you. "No worries Goldie, you did your best with what you had. We need your shine now though, nothing too bright just enough to see."

"Then watch her, for it is you that she shines for, Amon-kun!"
She flourishes in the air with a loop...and glows about as brightly as a lamp.
She floats by smugly, "Is she not the most brilliant you've seen?"

You acknowledge the fish, but you're in a bit of a tight spot now. "Goldie, I need you to tell me if you can sense anyone else in the forest, especially Rin."

Goldie doesn't answer, rather closing her eyes in response. As you're about to call her again, you feel slight vibrations in the air around you. Seems like she's doing something...

Lastly, you take out several tags from your pack and stick them to each person present- even the slowly-waking Tai. Using the Wen Qu, you've painted Hear-No-Evil Seals on each.

Immediately in your head, you hear the streams of thoughts from your three companions.

"He was...She...right in front of me..."
"...better than to hurt himself like that. This...this is probably my fault. If Rin were still around, she could have stopped him..."
"The Temple, My Brothers, Amon, Maria. The Temple, My Brothers, Amon, Maria...."

Their sudden thoughts flood your mind, but you see immediately that the others are overwhelmed as well. Asa blushes when she realizes her own thoughts are being projected, while Yoru goes white in the face. Tai rustles in his unconscious state, slowly groaning and fluttering his eyes open.

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"Asa, can you set up traps ar-"
You stop, disoriented from hearing your words echoing twofold in both your head and the surrounding area. You opt to simply think the command.

"Asa, please set up traps."

She nods, still straightening out her thoughts. Though she may be confident and collected at first sight... you realize she's quite a mess on the inside. You feel like you're doing something inappropriate by listening to her thoughts, but you'll apologize later for it. Now's not the time.

You kneel next to your dazed brother, "Tai, tell me what happened?"
"A-Amon...? I'm not entirely sure...one minute I was walking, the next...everyone was gone. Moments later, my clothing had somehow caught fire..." He shudders, holding himself before regaining his composure. "I'd rather not talk about being burned alive, sorry."

You'd rather not hear it, to be fair. He tells you that otherwise, he only remembered noticing something odd in the group before it happened. He didn't see any details..besides a red eye, looking directly at him.

You take this information to heart as goldie blinks her eyes open again, looping in the air joyfully. "Amon-kun has asked, and she has found! There are fiv-" She stops on the spot, blinking and confused.

"N-no, four? Yes, she has found four Land-Walkers in the forest! One is to the Northeast from here! One is not too far from that! Another is directly East, and the last is slightly to the Northwest, not far..."

Goldie stops again, now frustrated. "Amon-kun, she apologizes but is having troubles. She detects four signatures for sure...but she swears one keeps coming and going!"

Interesting, you're not sure how to take this...
You...

>Organize search parties to look in different directions (Who in each?)
>Stay put and wait for whatever reason. Have someone go search on their own
>Exit the forest the way you came, leaving Rin to her fate
>Keep moving on (separate vote for direction)
>Write in
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>>781117
>Organize search parties to look in different directions (Who in each?)
Ask Goldie which one is closest and go towards that one. Also ask her if she can tell what direction the one fading in and out is in.
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>>781122
Oops. When I say "follow that one" I mean everyone goes as one group.
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>>781122
Supporting
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I'll call it here at the cliffhanger. Wait for votes to roll in and anons to wake up I guess.

The three-day thread continues tomorrow at 5pm Eastern -_-

Twitter: @TheRedL4dy for updates on SpookyWaifus™ Quest, Danzo hate mail, The tales of Tai's long lost love but actually, and notifications from the Goldie fan club
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>>781141
Thank you for running.
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>>781141
Thanks for running Red. I'll see you tomorrow.
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>>781117
>one keeps coming and going
Okay. Initial reaction is that's either bullshit stealth, dimensional shenanigans or Shisui is still working for Danzo.
None of those are good things.

>>Organize search parties to look in different directions (Who in each?)
Either two two man teams or we stick together. I'm leaning towards two teams of Amon/Tai and Yoru/Asa, because A) leaving Rin in enemy hands becomes more of a problem the longer we leave it, and B) we can keep in constant contact through Hear-No-Evil to limit the risks of seperation.

>>781141
Night Lady. Thanks for the thread.
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>>781157
I'm more thinking Amon-Yoru, Asa-Tai. Amon is the strongest in the group, while Yoru is the weakest. Asa and Tai have opposite and complementary skillsets.
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>>781117
>>Organize search parties to look in different directions (Who in each?)
Try to locate rin and move as one team?
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>>781141
Thanks for running, I'll support this>>781122
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http://pastebin.com/3vzHnmkj

have a fully updated pastebin

I'll continue with the next post in a lil' bit
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"We need to find Rin. Goldie, where is the nearest chakra signature?"

"The one Northwest of here. But Amon-kun, she must tell you it is moving away very quickly! Already it has covered much distance, he may not catch it!"

"And the one fading in and out, Goldie?"

Try as she might, the abashed summon shakes her fishy head back to you -she's lost it yet again. You feel helplessness welling inside you, but push it aside. You have to find Rin. You made a promise. Just as Asa finishes setting up her own dastardly traps in the area, you call to your companions. They gather up together, listening for your plan intently.

You...
>Pursue one of the chakra signatures together. It's a risky move. If you're wrong, you may be too late.
>Split into search parties to look in different directions, covering more ground. You'll be divided, but you think you may be able to balance out your weaknesses.
>Wait here, make a stand. You're not sure what will happen...and you don't think you'll get Rin back with this. But, you'd prefer to protect what you have.
>Write in
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>>782069
>Split into search parties to look in different directions, covering more ground. You'll be divided, but you think you may be able to balance out your weaknesses.

Us and yoru chase one, Asa and Tai chase another.
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>>782069
>Split into search parties to look in different directions, covering more ground. You'll be divided, but you think you may be able to balance out your weaknesses.
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>>782078

Seconding this
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>>782069
>>Split into search parties to look in different directions, covering more ground. You'll be divided, but you think you may be able to balance out your weaknesses.
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>>782078
to go in more detail, Asa and Tai can probably travel faster than us, so they should probably be the one chasing down the nearest one since it's gaining distance fast. Amon and yoru in the meantime can head toward the next nearest one.
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>>782078
This, I suppose. Are we also voting for which target to go after? It sounds like the closest one is whoever was genjutsuing us fucking Danzo you asshole and ran when we realized what was going on. I still think splitting up is a bad idea, but we don't really have another choice.

Actually, can anyone tell us what direction they heard that scream from? That may have been Rin. We can roughly tell which person she might be from that if a chakra source is in that general direction. We'll just have to guess at the general direction since we're not where we heard it anymore, but it could help.
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>>782078
>>782081
Which direction will you send each party?
>Northeast, passing through what you'd assume would be the heart of the forest. The signature is not moving.
>The signature close by the Northeast one, just outside the middle of the forest. It is moving closer the other side of the forest.
>Northwest, towards the heart of the swamp and gaining ground rapidly.
>Directly East, into flatter grounds. You believe this is where you'd heard the scream from earlier
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>>782141
>Directly East, into flatter grounds. You believe this is where you'd heard the scream from earlier
Well that makes that easy. Send Asa and Tai to this one.
>Northeast, passing through what you'd assume would be the heart of the forest. The signature is not moving.
Amon and Yoru. This way Asa and Tai can get to the moving target close to the Northest one quicker than Yoru would be able to.
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>>782153
This
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>>782153
supporting. In hindsight, a target can't move that fast while carrying an individual who may or not be unconscious, most likely.
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>>782178
My thinking was that if he was carrying someone, Goldie would be able to sense 2 chakra signatures.

Unless the fading one was carrying Rin, but there are a bunch of answers for where the fading one is and what it could be doing, so it wasn't really worth worrying about when other answers are just as likely. Also if it was moving that fast since they nabbed Rin, they would be farther away. I actually just had a thought.

>>782141
Can Goldie memorize specific chakra signatures and tell them apart? It would be quite useful if anything goes pear shaped now or in the future.
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>>782195
it wouldn't be a signature if it wasn't unique/recognizable

So yep, she totally can you just have to ask.

I'll start writing in a few minutes
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>>782209
Ah, alright. I was just worried it was some sort of natural sixth sense type deal, where they could tell a person's chakra was different from the environment but couldn't tell one person from another.
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>>782248
While I was of course tempted to use that explanation...everyone apparently produces their own signature chakra in narutoverse, so it wouldn't make sense for me to make it unrecognizable

>>782153
writing now
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You decide to split the party up. Tai and Asa, the faster of the two parties, will head directly East and regroup with you around the same area Goldie noted the Northeastern signature to be. For your own part, you and Yoru will track the Northeastern signatures with Goldie along the main path, through the Heart of the Forest. Anything trying to follow your groups will most likely pass through this area on your trails...setting off whatever traps Asa has managed to construct.

You'll probably know if that happens, knowing the kunoichi's destructive potential.

You hope this plan works, it is the best you could come up with under this pressure.
Rin....please be okay.

Which party will you play as?
>Asa and Tai
>Amon and Yoru

>And roll 2d10 for me
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>>782304
>Amon and Yoru
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Rolled 3, 5 = 8 (2d10)

>>782304
>Amon and Yoru
They're at more risk, since at lest one of the signatures isn't Rin and only one Amon can fight.
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>>782304
Numbers are 6 and

still warming up lol
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Rolled 10, 6 = 16 (2d10)

>>782307
forgot dice
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>>782317
*7

>>782319
oh hello
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>>782312
>only one Amon
>more than one Amon

Rin and Asa's dream come true.

I meant to say only Amon can fight.

>>782319
Amazing. Truly. At least it wasn't me this time.
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>>782320
fucking kill me, of course I roll a 6
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>>782327
Hey, at least you may not be alone. It is first three
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>>782332
I'm calling it now, we're never going to not fail these rolls.
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>>782332
>Cheer up, you may not be the only one to cause suffering!
OH GEE THANKS I FEEL MUCH BETTER. this is genuinely kinda spooky and I dig it
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Rolled 5, 9 = 14 (2d10)

I'll roll for brevity and keep writing
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Yoru reluctantly parts from Asa's side, apparently starting to feel quite safe next to the blue kunoichi. Tai nods and joins her.

"Be careful you two. Remember, we can keep in contact with the Hear-No-Evil seals, but only as long as they're still intact. Don't lose them."

"Roger that, Mighty Monk" Asa manages to tease. Her thoughts have stablized since you managed to come up with a plan, apparently giving her some sense of comfort.

You can't help but worry you may not see them again.
You part ways, you and Yoru heading down the main path towards the center of the forest. As you continue down through the darkening twilight woods, the last sight you see of the distant two companions is them climbing over the opposite hill on the Eastern side.
Then the crooked trees along your path swallow them and they disappear from your sight.

You continue along the trail, pulling out your map. The landmark you expect to spot next would be something called the "Tree Graves".
...You hope the name is arbitrary.

Yoru jumps at the sound of a raven cawing in the thick branches above. "A-Amon, did we really have to take the dark, lonely, claustrophic forest path?"

You admit, this isn't your first choice. The trees alongside you grow denser and denser...starting to almost look knit together with roots and branches. Goldie floats by your side, shining softly...but the light source causes grotesque shadows and elongated, twisted figures to appear along the road as you pass by the warped vegetation.

Thankfully, there the light chirping of crickets and a smooth, if chilly, breeze whispers in the air about the two of you. The dead leaves crunching underfoot are drowned out as your attention is drawn to what lies on the road ahead...

Small items and accessories litter the ground in front of almost every other gnarled tree. Kunai, Headbands, small articles of clothing, accessories, and the occasional carving spot the forest around you as you pass by. You see the odd, large stone marking a spot here and there along the roots of a tree.

They're...graves. Maybe you were right about there being some sort of battle here long ago.

"Amon-kun, the ambient chakra here is denser here than she has ever felt it before. Even Land-Dwellers could feel it!"

You do.
It feels...like there's life teeming around you that you can't see.
Like you're being watched.

Amon, are you there?
The voice of Tai rings out in your head.
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Tai, what is it?

We're managing to make decent ground...but we found something.
Something...we're not sure what it is.
>>782319
>>780260
We found a campsite, freshly set too. There was even a lit fire.
It seemed like we had found someone else in the forest, but when we checked...
The beds were empty, food- still hot- was left in the open, clothing was scattered on the ground as if someone had been getting dressed
But there was nobody. Asa even tried to find footprints, but...nothing.
Whoever was here just...disappeared. Not long ago too, by the looks of it
I'll contact you later, Asa thinks she may have found something.

You're not sure how to take the information. Yoru has stopped nearby for the moment, inspecting one of the "graves".

You...
>Continue forward
>Inspect the graves with Yoru, there could be something old and useful here
>Try to interact with the ambient chakra somehow (Chakra Control)
>Try to break through the thick vegetation surrounding the path, taking a route off the main road (Strength)
>Ask Goldie something (what?)
>Use a technique (What?)
>Write in(?)
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>>782482
>Try to interact with the ambient chakra somehow (Chakra Control)
let's learn how to sense with chakra
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>>782482
Ask Goldie something (what?)
Can she sense anything else special around here, other than an unusually large amount of ambient chakra?
>Try to interact with the ambient chakra somehow (Chakra Control)
In case in the (unlikely) event we can sense something she can't.
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>>782487
>>782494
Roooooll that 1d100

(Information DC: 50, 80)

and writing after
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Rolled 63, 22 = 85 (2d100)

>>782517
RETURN MY WAIFU
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>782517
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>782517
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>782517
Well we already got both but I'll roll anyway.
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>>782532
Based anon
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>>782543
t-thanks
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"Goldie, can you sense anything around here besides the dense chakra?"

Goldie shakes her head in the negative, but adds softly enough for Yoru not to hear, "Amon-kun...there is something...bad, about these woods. She does not know for sure, but it is a feeling she has."

You nod sagely. This may be an opportunity to try to sense this yourself. Right now your seal is fully locked, not allowing you to sense much at all. With a deep breath, you unlock the Seal of Babylon only slightly. You feel a cold stream flowing into you...Goldie wasn't kidding about the chakra in this area, it's reall-

>>782521
>>782524
>>782532

A large group of shinobi trudge through the thick forest, all wearing similar headbands....Sunagakure.
They're far from home, but their minds focused on the vital mission at hand.
End the war, assasinate the Third Hokage, bring peace to The Land of Wind.

The shinobi kneel, bloodied and worn amid the trees that once had seemed so peaceful.
They'd been watching the whole time.
The enemy leader marches calmly among their captured ranks. In exchange for their lives, they would give up all information of their mission.
This would be the end of Suna's Puppet Brigade, one way or another.
They tell the young, bandaged man everything he wants to know. At this point, their families draw them stronger than any impossible mission.

The Konoha shinobi ask their leader what exactly to do with the surviving prisoners, gathered in the center of the forest.
He reacts only slightly, his stoic face unreadable.
"There are no enemy survivors."

You gasp, closing the Seal of Babylon immediately. Your stomach nearly empties its contents onto the ground in front of you as you double over. Yoru jumps up, running over to you concerned. "Amon? Amon what happened?! Not you too!"

You shrug him off, but stare at the marking stones along the path ahead...leading to the Heart of the Forest. The forest around you grows quieter as the night creeps closer.

You...
>Prepare a technique(?)
>Inspect the "graves" for any items to use
>Attempt to manipulate the ambient chakra in the air around you
>Have Goldie tell you whats up
>Tell Yoru to not touch anything
>Contact your companions (tell them what?)
>Write in

>Move on
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>>782583
FUCK those spoiler tags messed up, my apologies
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>>782583
>Inspect the "graves" for any items to use
>Prepare Earth Seals
>Move on
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>>782595
ate the "Spirit Bind" part of Earth Seal
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>>782583
>>Move on
My instincts are telling me to loot the graves, but I don't think Amon would do that. Let's just keep moving. Need to find Rin.
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>>782602
I'll support moving on while
>Tell Yoru to not touch anything
just in case. I doubt a devout monk like Amon would loot graves.
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While I'm writing, have the unspoilered version of what was supposed to be unspoilered
*************************
You gasp, closing the Seal of Babylon immediately. Your stomach nearly empties its contents onto the ground in front of you as you double over. Yoru jumps up, running over to you concerned. "Amon? Amon what happened?! Not you too!"

You shrug him off, but stare at the marking stones along the path ahead...leading to the Heart of the Forest. The forest around you grows quieter as the night creeps closer.

You...
>Prepare a technique(?)
>Inspect the "graves" for any items to use
>Attempt to manipulate the ambient chakra in the air around you
>Have Goldie tell you whats up
>Tell Yoru to not touch anything
>Contact your companions (tell them what?)
>Write in

>Move on
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You sharply command Yoru not to touch anything here. You're not graverobbers...and you don't think everything here is resting at peace. He just looks at you skeptically. "Ghosts, Amon? Really? I know things are getting out of hand and all...but we can't let our fears run our imaginations like that."

You're still not sure what to think...or expect. Still, Yoru keeps his hands to himself...which is all you can really ask for right now. He's not keen on having to walk alone in this place.

You begin to wonder why you haven't heard back from Tai or Asa yet...

The tree-lined path knits itself around you like a thorned cocoon as you continue. It gets harder to see, the walls of dead growth blocking out any outside light or warmth. The wet soil begins to squelch under your feet, as you descend slowly but surely into the dark heart of the woods...

>Roll 4d10
3,5,7,9
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Rolled 5, 8, 5, 5 = 23 (4d10)

>>782709
Christ, what the fuck are these rolls?
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

>>782709

I'M BACK, sorry I am late Red
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Rolled 1, 10, 5 = 16 (3d10)

>>782719

Also the rest of those
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>>782714
>>782719
Shouldn't of gone into the heart of the totally not haunted forest I s'pose.
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>>782726

Yup well I mean we probably shouldn't have read the scroll and personally I think that the scroll just sucked us into a parallel universe genjutsu that the ROOT agents followed us into and are toying with us while waiting for us to break and give up information
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>>782726
This whole scene kinda sucks ass Red
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>>782750

Well it's still well crafted and I have been getting a good amount of suspense out of it. I can understand where you're coming from though especially since I was not clear on what ROOT was exactly
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>>782750
I mean, okay :(

>>782714
Not counting doubles in the same roll, you're welcome
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>>782761
Did Amon know what ROOT is?
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Rolled 2, 1, 3, 4 = 10 (4d10)

>>782709
Rolling the third set. Pls no 3 or 9
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>>782767
I mean we're outclassed by several enemies hunting us, directionless, getting mindfucked, and it's all because we deciphered a random scroll.
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>>782779

It's a good horror run though
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>>782789
Sure but you understand my frustration right?
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>>782793

Yeah, I was one of the guys up top pushing for us just sitting down and giving them the scroll when they showed up because I figured that we were dealing with operators not fanatics

Now that I'm more on the same page with what going on I'm more into it though
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Well at least I didn't miss much. I am having a terrible time trying to get one fucking page from a pdf anywhere I can show someone. I am like 2 seconds away from punching a hole in a wall this is so stupid.

>>782793
I mean, actions have consequences, even if we don't know they do at first. Ripples in a pond, and all that. I'm just hoping this doesn't somehow become Namek, but that depends on how long it takes to find Rin and how big the forest is.
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>>782714
You descend down the gentley sloping path...gradually coming to notice the light fog that has begun to enshroud both you and the path ahead. Goldie still glows in the darkness...but her light only reflects off the moisture slowly collecting in the air, soon rendering your range of vision barely fifteen feet in front of you. With it comes a smell you recognize...the rotting timber and mold of the swamp.

As the fog grows thicker, you feel claustrophobia setting in. You see less and less of the environment around you, even the trees and thistles once lining the path become nearly invisible.
"...I've got a bad feeling about this, Amon." Yoru's outline next to you manages to whisper.

...Amon, please tell me you are there

You hear Tai's telltale voice in your head yet again. But this time, it sounds...desperate, as well as a bit fuzzier than normal.
>>782714
Tai? Tai is something wrong

But surprisingly it is the faint, garbled voice of Asa that responds to your question.
Amon, we found something in the woods
Are you okay?

That bad feeling Yoru had is beginning to spread to you as well. You motion for the other two to stop. Yoru stands by your shoulder as Goldie floats around the two of you, illuminating the thickening walls of fog surrounding the group.
...I'm fine, Asa. What's the matter? What did you find?

We...found the people from the campsite.
They...They were...oh my god...their bodies...

Even through her thoughts, you can practically hear the waves of fear and disgust. When you hear them again, it is Tai again.
>>782722
We found them...mutilated, strewn around the ground a ways off...
But there is something else, Amon. Something else in the forest with us.
We saw trees smashed in half on our way here...vegetation carelessly shredded apart and massive, long trails in the ground...
We're not alone in the forest, Amon. Whatever is here with us...it's very big.

You look around at the walls of trees enveloping you. You'd...hear something like that, right? Surely, nothing that big could be in a place this tightly packed. Yoru looks at you, face white as a sheet on hearing the same news. You tell the two to be careful as you get up, continuing ahead.

The air gets cooler and less stagnant as you move forward, before abruptly thinning.

The trees open up, no longer constricting your path. The mist is thick and you can only see the tall, shadowed shapes of widely spaced trees about the area.

The Heart of the Forest.
(1/2)
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>>782789
...Does this count as a Halloween episode?
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>>782880
Great, Rin may or may not be a rampaging bijuu now.
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>>782880
>>782913
Oh shit, that's not good. I don't know how she'd be quiet though, especially after we're seemingly not under the effects of a genjutsu now.
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"Amon-Kun, Goldie thinks we should leave this place." The fish shudders as she flutters through the air to hide under your arm. "The chakra in the air is dense, thicker than she has seen it ever before outside of people. It makes her very uncomfortable. This place feels..."

"Alive." The strangely calm Yoru mutters from next to you. His attitude throws you off a little bit.
You're about to confront him when the group stops simultaneously. You all look at each other, even Goldie, as you process what just occurred in front of your eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ewQiU3q5jM
>>782719

At first, you thought it was a trick of the mind...just a whisper in the foggy woods.
But then all of you heard it.
A giggle of a child.

A small shadow moves in the hazy distance before disappearing into the white wall of fog.

You...

>Confront Yoru about what is on his mind
>Chase after whatever that was, or have someone else do so
>Call out for Rin, or anyone in the Forest
>Run into the woods, without looking back, trying to get through here as quickly as possible (Speed)
>Open the Seal of Babylon slightly, try to sense anything (Chakra Control)
>Prepare a technique (What?)
>Ready yourself, preparing for any attack that may come (Taijutsu)
>Try to dispel an illusion, if there even is one (genjutsu)
>Try light the area using your jutsu (ninjutsu)
>Try to search the area for an item or equipment, something. Anything (Intelligence)
>Try to contact your friends using Hear-No-Evil (chakra control)
>write in
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>>782922
>Confront Yoru about what is on his mind
>Ready yourself, preparing for any attack that may come (Taijutsu)
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>>782922
>Try to dispel an illusion, if there even is one (genjutsu)
then
>Try to contact your friends using Hear-No-Evil (chakra control)
If there isn't one.
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>>782922
>>Open the Seal of Babylon slightly, try to sense anything (Chakra Control)
>>Try to contact your friends using Hear-No-Evil (chakra control)
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>>782922
>Open the Seal of Babylon slightly, try to sense anything (Chakra Control)
>Prepare a technique (What?)
Get our chains ready to fight, they're our best option against spooky stuff
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>>782940
Maybe we should give Yoru an iron armor seal for added protection from our chakra absorption. And ask him what he knows too.
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>>782949
certainly an option
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>>782957
Yeah I'm kinda nervous about using it too much near him since he's a normie that probably has less chakra than our other companions
>>
So what happens to the chakra we absorb? Does it just get stored inside us or what?
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>>782949
That's a good idea. I thought we should give iron armor seals to everyone a while after the last session ended but forgot about it until now. I blame Titanfall.
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>>782937
>>782940
>>782926

>open the seal of babylon to identify SPOOK
>Call your friends

>>782925
>Confront Yoru

and prepare an iron armor seal/the adamantine chains

>Writing
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>>782966
Man, we're gonna kill Yoru doing this, aren't we...
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You immediately need to know if this is a genjutsu. You bite your lip...nothing happens. Shooing Goldie aside for now, you unlock the Wen Qu and motion for Yoru to roll up his sleeve. A raven caws nearby in the shaded woods.

...He doesn't respond. That about confirms it, then.
You walk up to the entranced man, rolling up his shirt sleeve and painting on the Iron Armor Seal. As it solidifies like rock on his skin, you see Yoru begin to blink rapidly.
"Hunh, I...what?"

"You were under some genjutsu, Yoru. That seal should protect you from anything else."
With a click, you've put the golden paintbrush away into its holster.

"I...saw something, in the woods. I think...it looked like someone I knew from before. I couldn't put a finger on who though..." Yoru looks at you, worried. "So that was a genjutsu?"

You pat the man on the back, before you move away slightly and crack open the Seal of Babylon...
...and are immediately flooded with energy. Goldie wasn't exaggerating, this place is practically dripping with chakra. As you consume the steady stream of chakra, though, you begin to see things. Shadows flash about in the mist, appearing for one minute before vanishing the next. The fog shimmers, you hear noises...of carnage, of war...
You smell smoke.
You see...
A crying child, no older than four, is collapsed in front of two bodies on the ground, unmoving.
His village burns around him as the sounds of clashing metal and battle ring among the flames.
A red-robed man, rippled with muscle and spite, screams to the sky over the body of his dead brother next to the young boy
Both of them turn to you, their eyes begin to glow a deep RED

You lock the Seal of Babylon immediately, finding yourself sweating profusely. This place isn't normal. The fact you're hallucinating like this is evidence enough.
You're ready to find Rin and leave.

Asa, Tai, any news?
You contact the other group.

At first, you don't hear anything...just silence. Then, almost like static, you hear something back...
A....n...help....got...Tai

Is...was that Asa? Help? Confusion rises in your chest. You focus as hard as possible, trying to reach the girl.
Asa! Asa, what help do you need? What about Tai? I can barely hear you!

What you recieve back leaves you staring emptily into the air, blood cold.
Asa responds, despair in her sobbing message.
>>782773
Amon, Amon...please, help us...it...it got Tai
(1/2)
>>
Oh...oh god I can hear it coming
I...just watched it...sw-swallow him whole...it was so quick...I couldn't...I couldn't...
Y-YOU THINK I'LL JUST SIT HERE AND LET YOU HAVE ME?! COME AND TRY YOU BAS-

And everything goes silent.

An empty, cold fear grips your heart. Yoru looks at you, confused, having not recieved the message. He kicks at a small snake slithering about the ground around you.

You...

>Continue forward along what little visible path there is
>Search the area
>Have Yoru continue ahead with Goldie, you need to go back and help them
>Go back with Yoru and Goldie
>See if you can prepare any sort of traps yourself using seals, placing them around the exit of the path you just traveled
>Write in
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>>783036
>Go back with Yoru and Goldie
Man, everything is going so wrong.
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>>783036
>Go back with Yoru and Goldie

EVERYONE IS DEAD
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>>783039
Yeah this is hopeless, I'm gonna take a break since I'm getting frustrated again
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>>783036
>Go back with Yoru and Goldie
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>>783050
Halloween edition anons

Red ain't gonna railroad you into a hopeless situation. Be brave and keep on keeping on!
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>>783050
If you really want to know what I think this is all genjutsu. The sharingan can do some seriously weird stuff with time and crap. I thought Danzo wouldn't be able to, but I could be wrong. I'm still not 100% that's the answer, but it fits.
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>>783039
>>783049
>>783054
if this is the consensus, roll me that sweet 1d10, first three
4
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>>783061

I'm with you man, >>782748
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Rolled 4 (1d10)

>>783068
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Rolled 10 (1d10)

>>783068

Watch this be a 4
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Rolled 9 (1d10)

>>783068
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>>783072
Man I fucking knew we'd fail these rolls every time. If anything, I'm getting annoyed at the dice gods.
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Rolled 5 (1d10)

>>783036
>He kicks at a small snake slithering about the ground around you.
My innate paranoia tells me Orochimaru is still working with Root.

>>783068
>>783072
OH COME ON!
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>>783079

Plus that damn raven always being around, isn't the raven commonly associated with the sharringan
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"We need to head back, something is wrong."

Yoru looks at you, incredulous. "Amon, are you serious? We've come this way already and you want to turn back because of a little fog?! I'll admit, I'm not exactly too keen m-"

"Something got Asa and Tai."

Yoru stops mid-sentence, his eyes widening slowly. "No...no that can't be..."

You are already turning around...
>>783072
When the forest groans in protest to the huge explosion from down the path you came. A weak shockwave of wind blows down the forest path. Something set off Asa's trap. That would mean...

...it's coming this way.
>Continue down the road back
>Move forward- quickly
>Stay here, in the Heart of the Woods, to face down whatever is coming. Send Yoru ahead with Goldie.
>Prepare some sort of traps, hide in the fog with Yoru.
>Write in
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>>783102
>Stay here, in the Heart of the Woods, to face down whatever is coming. Send Yoru ahead with Goldie
>Spread See No Evil seals around the area
Well I guess this makes finding it easier...
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>>783102
>Prepare some sort of traps, hide in the fog with Yoru.
Can we make spirit bind traps?
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>>783122
yup
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>>783102
>Stay here, in the Heart of the Woods, to face down whatever is coming. Send Yoru ahead with Goldie.
>Summon Glub
>prep see no evil, vitality seals and spirit binds
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>>783125
Actually, wait, splitting up is a bad idea. Amon stays here and puts traps (I hope someone can think of some, I can't) and see no evil seals while Yoru hides in the fog nearby.
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>>783102
>Stay here, in the Heart of the Woods, to face down whatever is coming. Send Yoru ahead with Goldie.
Get those muthafuckin chains ready, let's take out some anger on this monster
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>>783135
Nah anon, we need to stay calm. Myatsuu would be disappointed in us if we let our emotions get the better of us.
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>>783126
>>783125

Actually, I'll alter my vote slightly to get your to stay close by in the fog.
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Have Yoru stay close by you as you fight the beast, whatever it may be?
>Yes (Note: You cannot unlock the Seal without harming Yoru this way)
>No (Goldie and Yoru will travel ahead, hopefully to safety and what may be Rin)
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>>783126
>>783144

Seconding this plan, instruct Goldie to listen to Yoru and have him use her as a flare if he gets in trouble
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>>783168
>Yes (Note: You cannot unlock the Seal without harming Yoru this way)
It MAY be Rin. Or it may not be.

Also ask Goldie if she can sense Tai or Asa anywhere while we set up the traps and such.
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>>783168
>No (Goldie and Yoru will travel ahead, hopefully to safety and what may be Rin)
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>>783168
>No (Goldie and Yoru will travel ahead, hopefully to safety and what may be Rin)
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>>783168
>No (Goldie and Yoru will travel ahead, hopefully to safety and what may be Rin)

Didn't realize we would be harming him in that case
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>>783182
You do realize Bishamon will take control of us if we release the lock, right?
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>>783168
Damn, I'm torn. Goldie can protect Yoru with her glow, but then he'll pretty much just have to run back with Goldie. But, at the same time, We are about to fight something big here.

>>783183
only if we release it for too long
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>>783183
Mechanics for Seal of Babylon here
>>777810

When unlocking the Seal of Babylon in battle, DC checks will begin as a randomly generated number between 1-4 and double every round. Strength and Speed are boosted by 1, while stamina by 2. Additionally, any nearby allies will suffer full effects of the leeching. The passive effect grows every by +0.25 every three threads, making for a stonger effect against allies and enemies.

Also worth noting, it may be unlocked and locked multiple times in the same fight...but every additional time will add a value of 1d3 to the initial roll
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Awright, looks like Yoru goes on ahead

Seems time to unchain the beast

Writing
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>>783186
It gets more likely he takes control of us over time. He still can on the first turn.

>>783190
See? And think about how bad the rolls have been so far.

Even beyond that, Goldie'll blind Yoru as well as whoever's attacking him. How could he get away then?
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>>783196
RIP Yoru. It was nice knowing you.
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>>783197
Yoru can look away if danger rear's its head.

Though, admittedly, I also would have liked to summon glub to go with them, but let's hope things work out.
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>>783207
That's... not how nearby bright light works. At all. He'll still be blinded.
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>>783205
Goldie can sort of protect him. And this fight would definitely be dangerous for him which is slightly worse than the unknown
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You walk calmly back to the Heart of the Woods, mist curling about the ground around you. An exasperated Yoru is nearly pulling out his hair as he runs up to you. "What are you doing, we need to be running! NOW! VERY FAR AWAY!"

"You will be," you respond calmly as prepare a strip of cloth and multiple sealing tags. "Goldie, take Yoru and go on ahead. I will be the one to stop this."

Goldie sputters as well, "A-Amon-kun?"

You release the paintbrush of the Golden Wen Qu, immediately swiping the all-to-familiar patterns of the Spirit Bind Seals onto a good number of the tags. "Get out of here, find Rin. I'll make sure nothing follows you."

You make the auxillary seals for the See-No-Evil tags, turning to complete the blindfold as well.

"Amon...good luck." Yoru reluctantly turns away, Goldie hesitating before doing the same. You see her shining light and the shadow of Yoru walk far into the mists...and they're gone.

You finish the blind fold and walk around the area, placing the tags on any trees you caqn find. You made quite a few this time, close to twelve...you probably will have very little materials to worth with following this. As you walk through the mists, you hear the giggle of a small child again...

Turning, you are met with the sight of a small boy, no older than four. He looks at you with round, brown eyes you know all too well...

You can do this. For your friends. Myatsuu always did believe in us for a reason.

..and evaporates into the thin cloud of mist enveloping the Forest. You finish applying the tags around the area.

The ground begins to rumble slightly, you don't have much more time. You...

(pick 2)
>Paint the Speak-No-Evil seal onto your body
>Try to set a trap with the Vitality Seal Formation
>Set yourself up in a position to ambush whatever comes, gaining the upper hand.
>Write in
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>>783253
>Paint the Speak-No-Evil seal onto your body
Paint the Speak-No-Evil seal onto your body
I'm partial to this, but if anyone has a good write-in I'll switch to that.
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>>783253
>Try to set a trap with the Vitality Seal Formation
>Set yourself up in a position to ambush whatever comes, gaining the upper hand.
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>>783253
>Set yourself up in a position to ambush whatever comes, gaining the upper hand.
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>>783259
What the hell just happened?
>Paint the Speak-No-Evil seal onto your body
>Set yourself up in a position to ambush whatever comes, gaining the upper hand.

>>783261
Pick 2.
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>>783253
>>Paint the Speak-No-Evil seal onto your body
>>Try to set a trap with the Vitality Seal Formation
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>>783261
>Paint the Speak-No-Evil seal onto your body
My bad.
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Painting Speak-No-Evil and setting up the ambush

Writing
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You remove your shirt, exposing your skin to the humid, cold mist in the air. You take the Wen Qu -remembering the last time you'd done this- and paint the Speak-No-Evil Seal onto your bare chest. The air about you seems to hush and die completely.

You step through the forest entirely noiseless, finding several possible perches amongst the trees. Finally, you found one most suitable for your needs. You take your position amongst the gnarled branches, hidden away entirely in the mists of the Heart of the Forest, and wait. As the rumbling grows, you tie the blindfold around your head and close your eyes....

...opening them to the sight of the forest floor, mist coiling in the dark amongst the trees. Even though your collective sight is hindered in some cases, as a whole your vision is nearly absolute around the entrence to the forest center. Even with this vision, you cannot see your own hidden body.

Perfect.

As you wait, a steady hissing begins to join the rumbling, slithering noise...
You watch as a titantic, green scaled serpent comes sliding through the passage, barely fitting, and into the open area. It's tongue, nearly the size of your own body, flicks the air repeatedly as it searches for anything.

You are entirely unnoticed by the beast.

You...
>Take the opportunity to strike at it with the Wen Qu (Taijutsu)
>Try to surprise it before it realizes you are here by sticking multiple Spirit Binds across its body (Speed)
>Use your flame ninjutsu, surprising it with a column of fire to the face (ninjutsu)
>Use a different technique (What?)
>Use the Adamantine chains to strike and bind the beast in place (Chakra Control, Stamina)
>Go all in from the beginning, unlocking the Seal of Babylon for a devastating early ambush
>Write in
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>>783318
>Try to surprise it before it realizes you are here by sticking multiple Spirit Binds across its body (Speed)
>Use the Adamantine chains to strike and bind the beast in place (Chakra Control, Stamina)
>Go all in from the beginning, unlocking the Seal of Babylon for a devastating early ambush
Bind it with chains to close its mouth, then place a seal on its jaw to paralyze the mouth, taking away or at least weakening it's bite. I'd bet this thing has the advantage in speed so we should power up and bind it with chains before we place any seals.
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>>783318
Man, nothing really seems like it'll work out too great for us...
>Take the opportunity to strike at it with the Wen Qu (Taijutsu)
Go for the brain specifically.

>>783334
I think that's a bit too much to do in one round of combat. Also releasing the lock is ,again, a bad idea.
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>>783190
>>783340
releasing the lock
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>>783340
Nigga you're not offering any valid alternatives so I'm sticking with my plan of opening the seal
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>>783318
>Surprise it and stick spirit binds on it
>adamant in chain it to the ground