"No, no no no...please...please not this...not again! I shouldn't have..."In the depths of the cistern, Amon stirs. Whispers, voices from the world outside, murmor throughout the shallow waters only to be lost underneath the garbled din of the panting caged beasts he shares the chamber with. His eyes flutter awake, slowly recognizing the room...along with its other occupant. Bishamon sits across from the alarmed monk, his own legs crossed as he calmly meditates over the undisturbed surface of the water. The unwanted guest's eyes stay closed, but continuously emit trailing, vaporous clouds of red from the smallest cracks in his eyelids. How many of your family must suffer in vain before you accept my gift... ...Before you assume your responsibility as our deliverance? How long shall you allow this cruel paradigm to thrive, unending? Yet another life is destroyed today. It is a life that you could have saved, Boy. It is another soul denied the peace of paradise we must offer. Know this pain...it is yours to bear, your own sin to cleanse.The ancient wraith dips its finger into the water and the still basin ripples. Colors and images float between the two of you...Smoke...the sweat of a thousand hours...a treasured smile...A DreamMemories of a time long past flow echo in the dark, images dancing through the mirror-like surface of the water. Whispers of memories long held dear replay sweetly in your ear.------------A familiar face, younger and more lax than you ever remember, scowls to the two older companions alongside him on the field of battle. They josh each other between their short windows in combat, shouting at the younger, unscarred brother-in-arms as they routinely cut down their opposition, a local milita. "Hoshirou! Better pick up the pace or it's last place!""Come say that to my face!""Hey now, Captain, don't let the other men hear you losing your temper!"A rogue spear hits the young warrior, "Hoshirou", in the shoulder, sending him tumbling over the grassy ridge into the river below with a sharp cry. -------------Not today, he's not dying...today...The first sight the boy sees as he is pulled from the raging river's waters...Her eyes shone like two bright amethysts in the afternoon sun.She slaps his hand away before she places her own, soft palm over his forehead."Don't move, idiot...I'm here for you."--------------
The moonlight gleams down unabashed over the young couple, playfully clasped together amidst the long grasses and summer flowers on the hilltop. It shines behind her own head as she finally pins him. Once more, her strong, stubborn violet eyes are illuminated just like that day long ago.But...in that moment, she looks at him more tenderly than ever before in the past six months of his recovery."I couldn't imagine a better night with the man of my dreams. I never thought a treasure this great could be pulled from a riverbank but...Hoshirou, I...think I love you.""Maria..."--------------The grey, bearded old man throws a chair at the hidden turncoat he'd sheltered in his home for nearly the past year. The same boy he'd raised like a son. The same imp his own daughter nursed back to health. A freshly rolled cigarette lies smoldering on the floor by his feet as he stands protectively over the figure of his cowering, violet eyed daughter sobbing behind him. The young traitor stands pleadingly at the door as the older father screams obscenities at him. "We take you in and this is how you repay us? You impregnate my daughter and reveal yourself as a murderer!? What, you thought she would run away with the same men who killed the rest of our family, even her own mother? You...GET OUT! LEAVE! NEITHER OF US EVER WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE HERE AGAIN!""Katashi, please! M-Maria, I didn't...those nights, all that time we spent together! You believed in me...you said you loved who I am! I'm just a hired arm, I'm not a bad person! We can still le-""Don't TALK TO HER, YOU SNAKE!" A club smashes across the young boy's face and he is pushed out of the front door of the small hovel...and out of the family he'd been adopted into over the course of the past year. The man who he had come to know as a father points the weapon accusingly at the young mercenary.He looks one last time to the girl, the love of his life.She doesn't look back, ashamed of herself.Ashamed of falling in love with a man so unabashedly vile.---------------He stares horrified at the burning village. The place he had once called a home. The once charming hut he had spent months being tended to...having his heart slowly stolen by the girl who lived there. This...this was supposed to be a job. It wasn't supposed to be here. It wasn't supposed to be like this!His former companion looks back to the shocked young man, annoyed. "C'mon Hoshirou, don't tell me the time off has made you soft now?"Her lifeless body lies among those killed by his former friends...his own brothers-in-arms. ---------------
"Please! Please, I'll give anything! Help her! Save her!"The runaway mercenary begs unabashedly to the wisened monk within the Temple. The limp, bloodied body of his former lover rested gently on the stones of the meditative garden in front of the sage. Myatsuu shakes his head, sadly. "Nobody can revive the dead. I'm sorry, but-""ARRGHHHHHH! WHY! WHY THIS, WHY HER!? DO SOMETHING, OLD MAN! I'll...GIVE MY OWN LIFE, I'D GIVE MY SOUL! JUST PLEASE, P-P-Please...."He breaks into tears, unable to speak another word. A gentle hand rests on the mourning boy's shoulder. "...Nobody can revive the dead, child. But, their memories and dreams, their soul, will always live on inside you. A life may have been lost by your own mistakes, but...it needn't be wasted."The young man looks up, eyes full of regret, anger, tears, and self-loathing for everything that had lead to this point. The old man speaks to his heart, his very soul..." Learn the tides of the Ninshu. Leave your own life behind with the ones who have passed. Join the order here at this Temple. Take on a new name and become the man...she wished you to be."He looks up to the sky, the same they had spent that perfect night under together. For her...for all of them...he would right these wrongs. He would change the evils he once propogated, starting with those within himself. He would fight them with fist and force and soul every waking day of his life...For her.For what could have been."...then from now on, call me...Tai"You look up from the dreamlike memories swirling about in the waters to the open red eyes of the wraith looking directly at you. A tear falls from your cheek and ripples the water as you feel the ghost of your friend pass through you like a cold, winter breeze. As I said before...the day would come when you call to me for helpMore images ripple in the waters below the two of you. Flashes of smiles, laughter, screaming, blood...Your companions. Have you come to accept the consequences of your decisions...or shall I show you more?>Look at the image of the young, straw-blonde woman in the water. She is kissing the forehead of a man, though you see his own body caked with blood nearby.>Watch the rapid scenes of the young girl with her teammates. The sunny days of rewarding training and companionship...all shattered on a mission gone awry.>See the past of the ingenious young boy, tinkering in a workshop with a mustached older man.>The Village Hidden in the Clouds...a happy, carefree life...a call to arms ignored...the grave of her younger sister.>Reject all of these! You won't linger on the past when you can change the present! You won't have your way, Bishamon!>Write in>Anons Choose: "Reject all of these! You won't linger on the past when you can change the present! You won't have your way, Bishamon!"
These precious memories of your friends...they only strengthen your resolve to be there for them, to aid them in their time of need! You stand determined once more against the evil spirit lurking within the depths of your own soul. "No, Bishamon. That day day will never come, because as long as I have my frienda- as long as they have me- I could never need anything else! No matter what you show me...they won't change what I see. While alone we may be weak and succumb to pains of the past...together we are strong! Together, we can change the present; together, we all can make a better future, a better life for everyone!"The wraith shakes his head mournfully as he chides you once more. Nine streams of dark red flow from the circumference of the room, encircling the ancient spirit FOOLISH BOY, YOU STILL HAVE NOT YET LEARNED A SINGLE THINGYOU WILL SOON LOSE....EVERYTHING.WHEN THAT DAY COMES, WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF AT YOUR WEAKEST...WHEN MY STRENGTH RETURN FULLY...NOT EVEN YOUR BUMBLING ATTEMPT AT A CAGE WILL RESTRAIN THE PARADISE TO COME.I SHALL ASSUME MY DUTY, AS DIVINE PROVIDENCE DEMANDS.AND YOU, BOY, WILL THANK ME FOR IT. Darkness envelops you. You think you hear...someone crying.You open your heavy eyelids to an unfamiliar sight. Smoke, ash, and the vestigal remains of a great fire score the clear night sky amid the hollowed, collapsed ruins of the tall casino. Rubble lies all around, the ground cracked and shattered in places. A wide sinkhole, filled with stone and metal, seems to have formed along the outside of the Casino foundation- where and how it came to be is unknown to you. Teams of volunteer citizen firefighters rush towards the ruined building, as small emergency response medical teams rush back and forth. But, in front of you...The blonde-haired Lady Tsunade is collapsed onto her knees in front of you, staring shakily at her blood-covered arms. Her eyes are glassy and haunted, her body is shivering with fear in the cold night air. You manage to heave your neck up an inch with a twitch to look at your own chest. Large scars run up across your chest and shoulder, fresh blood still seeping from them and across your blood-stained body. Together with the maze of tattoos covering your body, it looks as though you've been engulfed in a web of red and black. Yeah...the battle with Hoki, you remember now. Tsunade...Tsunade must have thought you...>Try to get up and hug the woman. Thank her, comfort her and tell her you are okay. >Tsunade is clearly traumatized and unaware of the world around her. Find a docter, Shizune if possible!>Write in>Anons choose: "Tsunade is clearly traumatized and unaware of the world around her. Find a docter, Shizune if possible!"
The dust and cold ash sweep about on the midnight wind, Tsunade shuddering even more from the forgotten memories it carries. The ground itself seems to push your own body up, like a friendly hand from below. You shuffle over to the shell-shocked woman, your closed wounds reopening slightly as the newly formed skin tears from the effort. She doesn't look up, oblivious to reality, as you carefully crouch to one knee... and hug her.Tsunade gasps frightfully, jumping back to the nightmarish reality....and a sensation she had not felt - that she hadn't realized she had so desperated craved- for a long, long time. The feeling of security, of hope...the warmth of being held in another's arms, driving away the cold fear of the night. It's...so familiar. She doesn't need to look up, this feeling in her heart...this man hugging her...this must be a dream of some kind."I-I thought I failed. I'm sorry. I...I let you down, I let you...I let you and your dreams die."She buries her head in your chest, her shaky eyes closed. Tears stream down from them, washing away the dried blood on your own torso. "I couldn't live with myself when you passed. I couldn't think. I couldn't breathe. Your dream...why didn't you stop? You could have saved yourself! We still needed you! I...I still needed you! "She finally looks up, eyes puffy from her choking sobs. But...it isn't him, is it? No...of course not...he's gone. This is reality, a mistake after all.(1/2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIZTNaNZhvQTsunade sobs in your arms, before finally shakily looking up...hope and confusion drawn into her face- then disappointment and shame. She slides back a bit, embarrassed from her break in composure. But, you still hold her lightly by the shoulders. "I...I couldn't have stopped myself from rushing into danger, Tsunade. It's who I am. I want to protect those closest to me. I will always be there for them, leading them, protecting their dreams; I'll happily give my life for a brighter tomorrow, a happier future where the people I love can find peace. I may not be the one you'd expected to see...and I won't ask if you don't want to tell. But...thank you, for everything you've done. I can be there for you too, if you need me."She looks at you, an odd expression on her tear-soaked face. She looks as though she's remembered something from a long time ago. You nod and take your leave, letting Tsunade recover from the shock of the situation.You...>Approach the sinkhole and Yoru, leading a large team of volunteers in something>Approach Shizune, she's treating someone at the medical tent it seems. They aren't moving.>Asa is nowhere to be seen. Go check the wreckage of the building?>The two Kumo ninja are standing back, talking amid themselves. Go see what they are planning.>Go search the town, ignoring everything mentioned previously>Write in>Anons choose: "Approach Shizune, she's treating someone at the medical tent it seems. They aren't moving."
You walk over to the medical stand where Shizune is treating the burnt, unmoving...W-wait, RIN? You move as fast as you can, pushing aside the few idle bystanders in your way. As you approach the immobile, heavily injured Rin...Shizune takes notice and stands in front of her patient, arms outstretched. "Amon, no! She's badly injured and needs to rest! You can speak-""A-Am...on? Please...please let me...I.."Shizune looks back to the young girl, then to you. "Just...be gentle with her, Amon. I'll give you a few minutes before I continue the treatment."She steps back to assess another one of the survivors. You approach the small pile of rags and cloth, Rin lying on top of it. She looks exhausted, her eyes are sunken and blank. Her breaths are ragged and wheezing. She hold out one of her burnt arms, punching you weakly in the stomach. She gasps painfully though and you softly take her hand in yours. "I-Idiot...going off and getting hurt like that, after I let you all get out. All of it had to...stop. Yoru was...they were...""It's okay, Rin. You're safe, that's all that matters. A promise is a promise."She coughs as she tries to chuckle. "I just wanted...I had a...dream, you know? I...I saved...you, for once. It made me...happy...when I finally realized I could do the same for you. I'm just...I'm just glad you...no, everyone...got out okay.">Ask Rin something else (?)>Ask Rin about the Fire?>What happened with the plan?>Tell Rin she did well, regardless of what happened. >Talk to Rin about her seal, tell her to be more careful in the future.>Go see someone else (See post above)>Ask Shizune about the others...where is Tai?>Write in(?)>Anons choose: "Ask Shizune about the others...where is Tai?"
>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. Your village was reduced to rubble in the midst of battle when you were no older than 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 chasing after a young girl, Rin. Leaving to honor your duties, you travel across lands to deliver the merchant, Yoru, safely to his destination.>After a heist gone wrong, you and your companions lie in the wreckage of a disaster. You were greviously injured in the escape by an unexpected face, though the fate of your friends remains a mystery...Character pastebin:http://pastebin.com/3vzHnmkjArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ninja%20MonkThread 7: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/748165/QM Twitter: @TheRedL4dyThread is live after the next post!********************************
You pat Rin on the head. "You did alright, Rin, don't worry. Just rest for now."She smiles happily, turning her head back over as you move to talk to Shizune. She looks up from her patient, a man you...slightly recognize from earlier, "Johnny" you think? Oh, right. You punched him in the face. You feel bad on seeing his nervous expression when he recognizes you. "Shizune..."She turns around straight-faced to look at you. "Oh, done? Good, I'll go back to treating Rin then."You stop her before she does. "Shizune...what happened? Where are the others. Everything was going so well..."Shizune brushes off your arm, hiding her own disapproval. "Rin was apparently being trampled by the mob Yoru accidentally caused. From what she and the others told me, she quickly got battered by the crowds and pinned. Her tag was ripped from her when being manhandled by the rioters. She could only watch as Yoru was beaten senseless by one of the Kumogakure ninja, and was left to assume that we were in similar situations." "She came up with the idea because of you, Amon. In a desperate pitch to give us an opportunity to escape, Rin started that fire.""M-Me? But that doesn't make any s-""Doesn't it? The others told me about you, your own self-sacrificing personality. You think that your actions wouldn't influence Rin? You think that she hasn't been watching how you've acted all this time? While it had a slim chance to- and luckily did- bring attention to where she was trapped.... Rin probably set that fire hoping to give the rest of you an opportunity to escape, regardless of what would happen to herself...does that sound familiar?""I...I wasn't trying to...""Of course you weren't. But being oblivious to it all- to how she feels- is your fault. Maybe I'm wrong...but based on how the others have talked about you, I'd have thought you were a more experienced leader than this. Having them constantly vying for your affection and attention...unknowingly making them change their own priorities to gain the whim of your favor... that only ends up with what you saw here tonight.""Hold on, Shizune. Who- no- What are you talking about? I'm not any sort of leader! I'm not influencing anyone!"(1/2)
THREAD IS LIVE!Shizune leans in sternly, hands on her hips. "Rin, Asa....they both have feelings for you, Amon. Are you so unaware that you didn't notice even the most obvious signs? For some reason I don't understand, they all hang on your words. I could see it only after the short amount of time I spent with your group...that you are what binds them all together and drives them forward, a leader.""Tai, Asa, Yoru, Rin...Amon, whether you realize it or not, you are responsible for them. Whether it is charisma or something else, these people are drawn to you like a magnet. Your own lack of leadership and direction is what this group needs- and clearly lacks. If you continue to throw yourself in danger, if you continue to selfishly sacrifice yourself...I'm not even sure what will happen to them. You need to decide now- will you lead them, or will you abandon them for some sort of martyrdom complex?""It's not like that!"Shizune just gives you a disappointed, judgemental look before she shakes her head and turns to treat Rin. "Yoru was hurt in his own riot, he's fine besides some bruises. You saw how Rin was. Asa is hiding for some reason, she won't answer when I call out with the seal. Tai...I think you should figure out for yourself."She stops, before looking back to you coldly for a last time. "And also, Amon...leave Lady Tsunade alone. She's been hurt enough already. She may not be precious to you...but she's everything to me. I've seen how you treat the others and she deserves far better, someone who will always be there for her. If you hurt her, if you string her along only to let her down...I won't forgive you."Shizune walks away as though nothing happened, continuing her treatment of the various injured victims.What...does she mean by that?This makes you feel rather uncomfortable. >Go find Asa>Go to Yoru >Go speak to the Kumogakure pair>Write in
>>877488>Go find Asa
>>877488*Your own leadership and direction
>>877488>>Go find Asa
>>877084Slight QM correction:>*Anons choose: "Try to get up and hug the woman. Thank her, comfort her and tell her you are okay."Have an apology Asa
>>877488>Go find AsaKnew I wouldn't have enough time to get back home before Red finished. Fuck mobile.
Slow-ish night, but that was expected. >Go find AsaWriting!
Roll me 1d2, first number to repeat is the result1) Everyone's favorite flower boy2) Jetstream
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>877610
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>877610Red's ride never ends.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>877610
>>877627>>877638Damn, I wanted to see sperg rage Han. I was less excited to see the potential dysentery Han.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIC4VSUE7q4The knot in your throat left from Shizune's scolding doesn't leave. Rin....Asa."You...you care about...me?""Amon...don't wander too far, now."You call out to her through the Hear-No-Evil seal still plastered on your mid thigh. For a while, there is no response. Disappointed and somewhat ashamed, you start making your way over to Yoru by the rubble-filled sinkhole. It seems like there are quite a few people bustling in and out of the area, some carrying rubble and others calling out to Yoru, who seems to be coordinating whatever activity is underway. Before you can go any further, a meek voice mumbles in your mind. ...I'm in the casino. Please don't bring anyone else with you.You begin climbing through the ruins of the once tall, luxurious building. While you're unsure due to the blood loss at the time it happened, you vaguely remember your fight with Hoki ending in a long series of explosions. Between that and possibly the others' battles...the casino must have collapsed from the damage to its support structure. You maneuver around jutting rubble, marble, and small fires yet extinguished as you pass by some rescue teams and the volunteer fire squads. You go deeper and deeper into the wreckage, through twisted metal and chunks of stone larger than yourself, before you start to hear something.Sniffling...a girl's quiet crying. Behind a particularly large pile of metal and rubble, you find her curled into a ball, sobbing silently. Her bows and arrows are strewn carelessly on the ground in front of her. Asa...She looks up to you, her eyes puffy and full of suffering. She has several wounds, not all scabbed, and strange burns across her body and looks pained. >Bring her back for medical treatment, talk with her after. It probably isn't safe here.>Sit next to her here, let her say something if she wants to. She just needs comfort. >Ask her if everything is alright. Where is Tai?>Write in
>>877845>Ask her if everything is alright. Where is Tai?
>>877845>>Write inAmon takes off his shirt and rips it up to make bandagesle funni xD>Sit next to her here, let her say something if she wants to. She just needs comfort.
>>877845>Bring her back for medical treatment, talk with her on the way.
The dreaded tie returns
>>877935You did that on purpose.>>877845>>877878I'll change to >Bring her back for medical treatment, talk with her on the way.>>877943Not today.
>>877845>Sit next to her here, let her say something if she wants to. She just needs comfort.
>>877845>>Bring her back for medical treatment, talk with her after. It probably isn't safe here.There will be no ties today.
>>877952>>877958If I hadn't changed there would've been. It's like the universe loves NMQ ties.
>>877948>Not keeping vote for heart-to-heart with best girl
>>877984I mean, can change back for the tie... But I really want it...Fuck it, 1 yes, 2 it 3 no.
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>878008Fucking how. First my wifi dies then I fuck up dice.
Looks like taking Asa back wins>Writing
>>878075If only she wasn't perfect and the universe didn't like that.
Of-fucking-course my internet signal comes back now.I swear that first roll would have been a one if I hadn't had to post it from mobile. The universe is a bitch.
Post in 10 mins
You hold out your hand to her. Asa at first warily considers the offer, then with only a single shudder of hesitation takes your hand. She wipes her eyes and sniffles a bit when you help her up. Her wounds ooze thin streams of blood as she goes to grab her bow and arrows. That won't do...You remove your tattered shirt and expose your scarred, tattooed torso to the evening sky, sparking Asa's own curiousity. You rip large ribbons of cloth from the ragged garment, making makeshift bandages to hold over until you get back. You look towards Asa, motioning for her to come closer so you can dress the wounds adorning her shapely body. She doesn't object at all. Despite all her teasing and posturing...she trusts you. ...but that doesn't mean she'll make this easy for you.When you tell her you'll begin with her arms, she holds them out...and places them on your shoulders. You feel your face beginning to go hot, but when you start to protest the unfitting timing of the subtle flirting...You see Asa's eyes, they're lacking the teasing warmth and flirtacious spirit normally in them. Her expression is innocent, trusting, and melancholic. She has trouble meeting your gaze for any longer than a second or two. Maybe...this is her own way of feeling some amount of control with everything out of hand, how she feels secure.You tie the bandages around her arms carefully. Asa doesn't stop you as you continue up to her exposed shoulders. There's a long wound across her exposed midriff, her own clothing having been tattered from some sort of battle too. You get on a knee to wrap the cloth around the injury, your face level with the girl's ribs and below her ample...let's not think about those.You begins to gently tie the cloth around her, when you feel a hand skims through your short hair and around the back of your neck, pulling you closer into an embrace. In a rare moment of austerity, Asa gently whispers to you. "Thanks for, you know...caring about me, Amon.""Always, Asa."(1/2)
You walk back alongside Asa, the huntress barely in front of you.. She clasps her arms around herself in a hug. As you shuffle through some flatter debris, paying attention to the ground underfoot, you feel a weight *thump* onto your shoulder. Asa, still holding herself, leans into you, resting her head on your shoulder as the two of you walk together silently for a time. She finally speaks up, voice still unstable as several fresh tears fall. "Tai...Tai is dead, Amon. It's all my fault. I didn't want to say anything. I didn't know what to think or if you'd ever forgive me. I'm...I'm so sorry. Do you...still want talk?">Yes>No
>>878490As always, if you have anything in particular you want to say or a certain way you'd want to frame a response, Write-In's are accepted
>>878439*begin to gently tie*you feel hands skim
>>878490Woah, late update. Thanks /qst/>Yes>How could it be your fault?
>>878490>YesOh Tai...>Asa you can not blame yourself for Tai's death
>>878490>>Yes>Just tell me what happened.
>>878543>>878496>>878497>>878523Amon's pretty quick to forgive the death of his last remaining brother today.>Writing
>>878568We will mourn alone, probably attempt to smoke a cigarette and yell in a empty area and cry. Well those are my thoughts on it at least I loved Tai
>>878568>Amon being a fuck even though it wasn't her faultNot the Best Monk I know
Your blood turns to ice. But...a small voice inside you says you knew it was the case all along, you just couldn't accept it without knowing for sure. Tai, somewhere Maria was always smiling down on you, proud of the man you'd become for her, for all of us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJRU-mPnHW4...if today is the day he's smiling with her, then...he's deserved that final rest. Even if your heart is wrenching with tearing, wracking pain...for him, you'll bear it. For him, you'll stand proud as the last of your brothers, the final living monk of the Water Temple. The last alive to carry their memories, their legacy...the teachings of Myatsuu, the man who accepted you as a father. Asa blinks, surprised when a drop of water falls on her arm. She looks up to Amon, a single wet streak running down his right jaw. "You can't blame yourself for Tai's death, Asa. He was...in pain for a long time. Just tell me what happened."So Asa does, recounting the story of the colossal battle from the beginning, where she had been caught by surprise leaving the vault by the horrific Kakuzu, to the end, and Tai's finest hour. "I got away...but at what cost, Amon? How could I let him stay...how could I someone else die for me again? I should have stayed behind, but I was too weak, too scared to take action. If I had, maybe... Tai still would be...""You can't blame yourself, Asa. How could it be your fault? You did what you had to, what Tai asked you to."Asa pushes herself away, face contorted in anguish as she cries. "What about what I want, hunh? Since when did I ask for anyone to die for me? I don't want that sort of weight, that guilt on my shoulders! I...I can't live up to those kind of expectations from them, from you!"She closes her eyes in deep heaving sobs. You hug her as loose tears of your own drop for your fallen brother. "He didn't expect anything from you. I don't expect anything from you. To me, you're Asa...and that's all any of us could ever want. I care about you, Asa...not what you can do. Tai sacrificed himself because it was what he wanted...and he wanted you to live on for yourself, nobody else."Asa clenches her hands tightly around your arms as she stifles her tears of shame, survivor's guilt weighing heavily on her spirit. As you walk towards clear ground and the main response area, you witness a stretcher held by several volunteers rush from the site of the sinkhole to the medical tent. On it is carried a broken body...the ghost of his last smile and a crumpled cigarette still on his lips. >Follow the stretcher to the medical tent, where Shizune is hurrying herself. >Yoru is trailing behind the procession solemnly. His silent expression speaks a thousand words...you should let him share some with you>Get Asa medical attention first, she probably doesn't want to see this. >There is a figure limping out of the rubble and ruins far across the way, purple robes tattered. Go confront him yourself.>Write in
>>878740>Get Asa medical attention first, she probably doesn't want to see this.I want the Tai option but Asa needs help. I just want to sit next to him and remember the good times
>>878740>>There is a figure limping out of the rubble and ruins far across the way, purple robes tattered. Go confront him yourself.We can't miss this opportunity
>>878740Get Asa medical attention first, she probably doesn't want to see this.>Yell "I'LL GET YOU NEXT TIME HOKI! YOU AND YIUR LITTLE KABUTO TOO!" Don't actually listen to my shitpost this time.[\spoiler]Fucking internet connection went out again. In the middle of my best Titanfall game yet. 20 kills with 2 minutes left.
>>878762Thanks Android. You're 100% garbage.
>>878740>Follow the stretcher to the medical tent, where Shizune is hurrying herself.
>Getting Asa the good medswriting!
>>878827 Your leadership and direction is what this group needs- and clearly lacks.Shizune...Shizune can handle what is left of Tai for now. As for the long-haired figure swiftly hobbling away into the distance...you're sure you'll meet him another day, from what he told you during your battle."...I've lost him, and with it a beauty greater than I ever realized I possessed.""Whatever it takes, whatever ugliness I must submit myself, whomever I must cut down in order to find that boy again...I will do it all. That child is my world, a gift I never truly valued until it was lost."He is living for another too, now. You're still not sure what to think of the swordsman, whether or not he his a circumstancial enemy or conflicted ally. You support Asa as you walk towards the pile of blankets and medical equipment where Shizune once treated the steady stream of injured individuals. You lead her to a small pile of blankets and turn to get some sort of medic. As you do, Asa stops you by your waist and turns you around to face her....You think you know what she intends to do next. >Pull Away? >Y>N
>>878876>>Y Go see Tai and say our goodbyes.RIN 4 LYFE NIGGA!
>>878876>NOh yeah, she's still in the leather suit...Amon has the willpower of a god.
>>878876>NMan it's pretty fucked up to not go see what's up with Tai. Wtf guys? We need to make this quick because I like Asa too and rejecting her right now would destroy her but damn.
>>878913I mean, "shrug" would probably be the most appropriate for how I feel. Either he's not dead and Amon would just get in Shizune and Tsunade's way of trying to save his life, or he is and we know Asa needs help right now. I would've voted for it if it made sense to.
>>878926You did that on purpose.
>>878926>>878896"B-Baka" Waifu squad>>878898>>878913AsafagsI'll uh...let ya'll settle this
>>878876>YI didn't want to vote earlier because it would've been a tie and now there is a tie I'm sorry everyone
>>878938Well now there's another. Great job.Just delete your post. Please.
>>878933What did I do, anon?Pray tell.
>>878947Tied the vote.Then it untied. Then retied. So it doesn't matter.
>>878949Red can roll for it. I simply voted with my *heart*, anon.
>>878955>Rolling for waifusThis isn't /a/
>>878955I ain't touching this one with a ten-foot pole
Posting your current NinjaWaifuWars™ choices
Where's my scrolls and monk lifestyle choice, Red?
>>878986You can reject all of them eventually, let's just eliminate one at a time...They won't see it coming
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE EITHER CHANGE THEIR VOTE OR A LURKER COME IN AND VOTE!
Well I gotta go to bed now Red. Thanks for returning after that mini shitstorm last thread and good luck with this waifu vote.
Well, looks like we have a stalemate on our hands. I'll wait around for a bit in case a random vote comes up, but I'm not gonna be the one to break this tie. If nothing happens, I'll just continue tomorrow evening and leave this vote open
>>878876>>879002>NoWell I'm late and this'll tie it but here. Someone else'll vote eventually.
What a shitshow guys
If Tai wasn't dead originally, he sure as hell is by now.
>Red wakes up>"Oh boy! I can't wait to see what choice anons decided on!">Sees votes >Tai'd up yet againBeing Red is suffering. At this rate I'm going to railroad/ship you with Glub, the most beautiful and fertile of her noble line.
>>878876>Y>>879466 ASA A SHIT GLUB BEST GRILL 2016My vote was serious though
>>879466Well yes did break the tie more than once, so your suffering is of your own doing.Glub is a girl?
A-are we free?
>>878876Another>YVote for posterity.
>>878876>>YMissed last night because sleep. Let's not let it get tied up again.
Just a quick question, does this vote represent a route lock or not?Because between the fucked up visions, shizunes advice/revelations, and tais death there is no way anyone could make level headed decisions
>>879589>>879516Calling the vote this afternoon when I get back.>Just a quick question, does this vote represent a route lockBasically...yeah. Red will include cheeky little divergences in future options, but this will more or less be the main route choice between Rin/Asa>there is no way anyone could make level headed decisionsThat's the point.jpgDecide where Amon's emotions are at right now, where no person could think rationally/logically and getting of a love interest for possible drama and regrets later, as well as ending the pseudo-harem
Also...>20 "unique" ID's besides Red>Max score in archive for NMQ is 16, with any recent threads at around 5.I can practically smell the samefags here. YOU AREN'T FOOLING ANYONE, RIN SQUAD
>>879728Implying is isn't you Asaholes doing the samefagging?I'd settle for Goldie though.
>>879662>Tfw I just got off work>Y
>>879740>>879728Also, If you want to disregard my vote as potential samefagging I wouldn't mind. I've stolen too any gifs to get angry at you, red
>>879740WAIT... I thought you were an Asafag
Thread will continue in a bit. Red is deciding this is gonna be "Let's see how many threads of Ninja Monk Quest we can finish" week
>>879907Just don't try to force an ending. If you wanna take a break then just take a break from the quest. Or just make it a once a week thing. Just don't burn yourself out, I enjoy your writing.
Calling the vote here, Rin-jobs rejoice. [spoilers]Yoru boutta score a trophy kunoichi on the rebound[/spoiler]First post of the afternoon/evening at 5pm.
>>880176probably the best way I've messed up spoiler tags, desu
>>880176>Asa: This bald motherfucker doesn't want my chocolate mocha muffin at this very moment. Better go fuck the crazy inventor.>Amon: Bitch, I cheated death for the second time today, you're cut up and dirty as fuck, and the only family I had left ORA'd himself to death!I AIN'T IN THE MOOD FOR PUSSY!!!At least we have Goldie.
>>880237>"chocolate mocha muffin"
Once more, you can almost feel the brief heaven of Asa's soft lips meeting your own, but... You pull away from Asa, shaking your head as you gently push the staggered girl back. Rin, Asa....they both have feelings for you, Amon."Asa...I'm sorry; I just can't. You're beautiful, but I can't do this. I'm just too uncomfortable by it all. With everything going on, with everything happening around us...I care about you and want you around, but this isn't what I had in mind. Can we please just be friends?"A number of emotions run through the poor girl's face: shock, anger, sadness, confusion, and..."O-oh, okay" Asa meekly states as she takes a couple of shuffling steps backward to sit on the makeshift cushion. Her emerald eyes are glassy and open in disbelief, still trying to process the rush of feeling from what that just occured. This may be the first time she's ever been outright rejected. She looks crushed from it. Having them constantly vying for your affection and attention...unknowingly making them change their own priorities to gain the whim of your favor... that only ends up with what you saw here tonight.You feel terrible at first on seeing the full extent of Asa's reaction, but you remember Shizune's bitter advice from earlier. She...was right, then. Asa did have heavy feelings for you. Maybe you do need to be more of an impartial leader to them too. This...there is too much going through your head right now to think straight. You had to have made the right choice though, one for Asa's own good...right?As you turn to leave, you hear a quiet sigh and rustling of clothing from several feet away. You glance to see the "unconscious" Rin has shifted positions in her makeshift bed of various linens, a relieved smile barely visible on her face. You quickly walk away, your thoughts and emotions chopped and whirling together as though stuck in a blender. Unable to immediately locate Tsunade, you find a nearby volunteer, a younger, androgynous child just managing to perform what looks to be basic medical jutsu, and send the kid to do whatever possible for Asa. For now, you need to...>Go to Tai in the medical tent>Gather yourself and meditate, if you've come into contact with Bishamon that could only mean two things, either he's getting stronger or you are becoming weaker>Go speak to Tsunade, now exiting the medical tent pale-faced and taking several steady breaths.>Write in
>>880663>Write inGo beat the shit out of YamatoWonder how some random person knows medical ninjutsu and what they're doing here. Then remember there's a black ops group after us and go watch Yamato.
>>880663Tiny Tenzo?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDMhxrreThcBut seriously. Baba Yamato in the general vicinity of Tsunade has potential for shenanigans.>>Go speak to Tsunade, now exiting the medical tent pale-faced and taking several steady breaths.I also like how we can immediately locate Tsunade after being unable to immediately locate Tsunade.Like finding your car keys moments after you give up looking, only instead of keys, it's a traumatised supermedic killing machine.
>>880663>Go to Tai in the medical tentRin a shit, Tsunade route time
>>880721>Not pseudo-harem Rin/Amon/TsunadeNo ambition>>880699Why would Danzo want to fuck with Tsunade?
>>880678>Wonder how some random person knows medical ninjutsu and what they're doing here. Then remember there's a black ops group after usPerfectly valid write in>>880699That comparison is actual pretty great lol
Gonna wait for this to not be a tie and maybe more voters to show up
>>880663>Go to Tai in the medical tentI'm at work but I'll do my best to try and post Red
>>880781Just humor me with the being paranoid thing and pick between the others.
>>880785Never mind then. RIP Asa.
>>880663>Gather yourself and meditate, if you've come into contact with Bishamon that could only mean two things, either he's getting stronger or you are becoming weaker
>>880790Don't want to mourn the man who was basically our brother and closest friend? I want Amon to choke his way through one of his cigarettes and cry hot manly tears
>>880805You want Asa to die so we can see Tai a little sooner?
>>880814Not really Asa is great I'd hate to see her die
>>880822Vote to watch Yamato then. ROOT has it out for us.>>880678
Seeing Tai, ignoring the harmless little kidWriting!
>>880869RIP Asa.>>880822GG no re anon. GG no re.
The pain in your heart can no longer be ignored. You need to see Tai, see his body for yourself. You can't avoid this harsh truth any longer. You can't afford to be oblivious to reality...for the others. For what Tai sacrificed, for his heartfelt belief in all of you and himself, you need to become stronger. You pass by the nauseated Tsunade towards the entrence to the tent, asking her to take a look at Asa when she gets the chance. Before you pass through and inside, you spot a reassuring sight- Yoru sitting on the ground with a broken Asa, holding her in his comforting arms as the child you sent over approaches the two of them. The odor of disinfectant, blood, sweat, and dirt muddies the air inside the temporary field hospital. As you enter, an assistant tending to one of the three patients notices you and breaks off to escort you out. Only, he is stopped when Shizune, visibly exhausted, calls out to you from the largest gathering of medics and attendants at the center table. "Amon, I expected you'd show up sooner. He's here, just don't get too close. You haven't been disinfected, you may contaminate him."Contaminate...but why would that- unless...Shizune nods wearily on seeing your conflicted expression. "Yes, Amon...Tai is alive, but just barely."She waves away the handful of assistants to treat the other two victims as you approach the table...and the shattered body of your brother. His torso is visibly indented in places from falling rubble, as well as shredded apart by pressurized forces unknown to you. Fresh skin and sinew has replaced entire chunks of his body here. His face is drooped on one side, the bones likely crushed to dust in the lower half of his jaw on the right side. His arms......or more appropriately, his arm is black, red, and has fragments of bloody bone jutting from it in places. The stump at his upper bicep where his other should be is wrapped securely in fresh, white bandages, slowly stained by the seeping red of blood. One of his leg is crooked, the bones jutting in directions they aren't meant to. The other leg is colored in mutliple, bloody, bruised shades...the soft tissue in it nearly shredded apart entirely. While he's lying on his back, you can see the discolored, alternating patches of blackened and sickly white skin crawling from around his sides and shoulders. His back must be torn apart as well.He's barely held together, but...The unmistakable, whispering, wheezing whistle of a small of breath can be heard. For all the trauma...Tai is holding on, possibly through sheer willpower alone.>Ask Shizune what you can do for him>What are the extents of his injuries? What does this mean for Tai going forward?>Has he said anything? Is he awake?>Tell her about the young child outside performing basic medical jutsu>Ask her how they managed to recover him at all>Why isn't Tsunade helping with this? Can anyone else heal Tai?>Beg Shizune to do whatever she can to save him>Write in
>>881040>Ask Shizune what you can do for him>Why isn't Tsunade helping with this? Can anyone else heal Tai?This seems to lead into >Beg Shizune to do whatever she can to save himAnd tack on >Tell her about the young child outside performing basic medical jutsubecause I'm already suggesting 3 so I might as well go for 4.
>>881040>Ask Shizune what you can do for him>Tell her about the young child outside performing basic medical jutsu>Why isn't Tsunade helping with this? Can anyone else heal Tai?>Beg Shizune to do whatever she can to save him
>>881040>>Ask her how they managed to recover him at all>>Ask Shizune what you can do for him>>Tell her about the young child outside performing basic medical jutsu
>Ask Shizune what you can do for him>Tell her about the young child outside performing basic medical jutsu>Ask Shizune what you can do for him>Why isn't Tsunade helping with this? Can anyone else heal Tai?Looks like this is it>Writing
>>881180>*Beg Shizune to do whatever she can to save him
"Shizune, can I do anything for him? Can I help Tai at all? I-I can't...I can't just look at this. Can't Tsunade heal him? Why doesn't she do something?!"Shizune shakes her head grimly. "Amon...by any merit, Tai shouldn't even be alive right now. Tsunade can only do so much as well, but...well I have to help her before she can do any major recovery of his body and organs. She's human, after all. She only has so much chakra. I stymied most of the bleeding and open wounds before regenerated a large portion of his torso and liver, but..."Shizune looks down mournfully, before looking at you with a tortured expression. "I'm Tsunade's own apprentice and I can barely handle some of these injuries myself. Nobody besides us could handle something of this magnitude. I don't think...I don't think it is possible for Tai to recover from this fully though, Amon. That's if he doesn't die from his injuries first."You tell Shizune of the child performing medical ninjutsu outside. Her eyes narrow and she calls for one of the handful of attendants in the room to find and question the boy.As you struggle to grasp the weight of the extreme news, a deep, sonorous hiss hums in the corners of your mind.MORTAL COIL AND FATAL FLESH?HERE YOU STAND AGAIN, CHILD, AT THE THRESHOLD OF MAN'S LIMITATIONS.WILL YOU BE SO CRUEL AS TO CONDEMN YOUR BROTHER TO OBLIVION?WE CAN HEAL SUCH PALTRY WOUNDS...TOGETHER.RELEASE THE LOCK, USE THE POWERS BESTOWED UNTO YOU.Release the seal and try to treat Tai?>Yes>Nowill continue after this vote
>>881290>NoEat a dick Bishamon.Also this may kill everyone around here. Amon wouldn't want that.
>>881290>>NoI don't trust Bishie.
>>881290>NoI really really want to, like really really want to Tai...
Letting Tai live on as a handicapped, crippled shadow of the man he once was....>Writing
>>881416Yoru can design him a prosthetic or several.He'll need the practice for Tsuki.
Gimmie 2d100>DC 65>DC 70
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>881442DC would probably be lower if you guys had listened to me~
Rolled 19, 15 = 34 (2d100)>>881442
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>881444
Rolled 26, 42 = 68 (2d100)>>881442
Rolled 37, 47 = 84 (2d100)>>881442>>881444It just reeked of metagaming to me desu
>>881444>>881446>>881449>>881459>>881461>not a single roll over 50
>>881444>>881446>>881449>>881459Jesus christ.>>881461Red literally said it was an OK write in. It's based off things we know. Not any random person can learn medical ninjutsu, it's difficult. And since super secret operators are after us...
>>881465But you wouldn't have come to that conclusion if you aren't already tipped off by your meta knowledge
I'll let you have one more roll of 2d100Pray to whatever dice gods Bishamon you believe in
Rolled 33, 63 = 96 (2d100)>>881481
Rolled 100, 19 = 119 (2d100)QM will roll 2d100 for the Tsun
so when is the pure misery arc over?
>>881473That's what it's all about desu. We use meta knowledge to help fill in the blanks we have because we don't live in the universe. Anyone who uses chakra would know medical ninjutsu is really difficult. If some kid can do it, he's special, and some powerful shadow ninja are after us, it's a logical conclusion. Especially for someone as smart as Amon.>>881486Well shit she just fucking turned him into paste.
>>881486...so. Much. Tsun.
>>881495I still think it's a stretch. Like if Red hadn't posted his picture you wouldn't have been suspicious at all.
>>881502That's the meta knowledge to fill in the holes. Amon would know a child genius is special. It's why I voted to watch him, not confront him. Amon would be suspicious to all this, he didn't assume it for fact.
You shake the voice from your head vehemently, feeling the spirit fade to the depths once more. Oddly...Bishamon doesn't even fight your efforts, a lingering sense of resigned disappointment in your decision is all he leaves behind. "Shizune, please, I beg you! Do everything you can to save Tai. Bring him back, don't let us lose him!"Shizune looks away, uncertain. She begins respond but is interrupted by the shout from outside, then a man shouting in pain. >>881446>>881459>>881461(37, 63) (Failure!)The sharp cry wakes you from your revelry and internal conflict. You rush outside the tent. On throwing open the cloth entrence, you see...Yoru, bleeding from a large gash in his arm, grimacing in pain as he's crumpled in front of a newly alert Asa. Right as you observe this, a small shadow darts right past in front of you. "Amon! The kid is a ninja, don't let him escape," Asa yells to you. But by the time you register the young boy dashing by you, he's already far out of reach. You see a flash of red and black clutched in his arm as he looks back at you with his uncomfortably large, intelligent eyes.>>881486Leaving the would-be assassin completely unaware of the earth-shattering fist until he sprints headfirst into it. "NOT. TODAY!"With a crushing impact that would leave a wrecking-ball envious, the unfortunate assailant is rocketed straight back into a pile of rubble and onward past it, the force crumbling the stone behind his back. When the dust has settled, the young boy lies empty-eyed and hanging on a straw metal girder nearly 50 meters back, his crushed body impaled in midair. You're left dazed by the display of inhuman strength. Tsunade casually tosses the recovered scroll back to you as you stare on, accidentally hitting you in the head. You recover to your senses and snatch it before it falls. As you look at the poor child, you watch the corpse disfigure slightly...then slowly become discolored. Its features and distinguishing marks fade into a cracked, obliterated, fine-grained wood.It was a...clone, of some sort?(1/2)
The Sannin passes by you as she approches the injured businessman, stopping only briefly to narrow her eyes at you curiously...and disappointedly. "...You'll never protect anyone with reactions like those- stop playing pretend. You'll only get yourself killed."She walks up to Yoru and crouches down, inspecting the wound. She removes his hand, but on seeing the blood running forth she flinches and looks away. In a flash of handsigns, her palm is glowing with a bright, green light. Within seconds, the wound is healed without another look from her. Her hands are shaking slightly, a look of nausea and discomfort clear on her face as rests for a moment. Without her around...it seems a lot of things would have gone worse recently. >Talk to Tsunade about everything that has occurred thus far, your deal, and moving forward>Go see Yoru, check up on what happened and if he is alright. You haven't spoken with him since the Heist itself. >Go search the crowd, you don't know what kind of people are watching you after that. >Go inspect the "body" for any clues.>Open and read the scroll>Write in
>>881640*steel metal girderhow did that typo even happen
>>881494>Implying Red's ride ever ends
>>881647>Go search the crowd, you don't know what kind of people are watching you after that. Then >Check to make sure Yoru's OK then promise to catch up with him later, when the female ninja with super strength isn't pissed>"I'm sure you understand.">Talk to Tsunade about everything that has occurred thus far, your deal, and moving forward
>>881647>Open and read the scrollAmon a shit, I don't wanna be the leader anymore. We're just the seals guy.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>881647>>Talk to Tsunade about everything that has occurred thus far, your deal, and moving forward>>Go see Yoru, check up on what happened and if he is alright. You haven't spoken with him since the Heist itself.I'm torn. Rolling for it. 1 = Tsunade, 2 = Yoru. Let the dice decide.>>881652>*steel metal girder...when I read that bit, I assumed the w was meant to be a y. Now I'm just amazed at autocorrect.
>>881647Also that was pretty mean. Amon cheated death earlier. Of course he's out of it.
>>881669>Amon cheating death>Not Tsunade saving his ass again
>>881662also...>4 options AGAIN
>>881674It's basically the same thing. And both at the same time. His luck pulling him through.
>>881676It's 3, did you not read? The third's part of the second. The rationale.
>>881679Nope! Just skimming until more votes arrive
>>881683Why do you treat me like this? Is it because I take all of your pictures?
>>881647I guess I'll start including this again. >Pick Two
>>881689Oops, forgot.>MFW new NMQ thread.>>881691Fiiinnneeeee, just cut out the Yoru then. Or maybe just say "we'll talk when Tsunade isn't mad" or something.
>>881691>>Pick Two...well okay then. If you insist.>>881665Ignore that dice roll. It is now superfluous, because both.
So, we're definitely talking to the Tsun...no consensus on the second choice though. Where are all those 21 voters now?
>>881751I've been playing BF1, forgot about thread. Speaking of which>>881647>>881665This anon's suggestions
>>881751Working Red, I'll be busy until 12 but>Go search the crowd, you don't know what kind of people are watching you after that.>Go inspect the "body" for any clues.
>>881781Eeh, no more ties.>>881751Just switch me to talking to Yoru. No looking at dead bodies.
Yoru and Tsunadere it isWriting!
Yoru exhales a sigh of relief from the quick medical attention. He isn't a combatant by any mean, and the painful injury was surely grueling for him. Asa clearly realizes this as well, concerning herself with his former wound with a guilty expression on her face. He grins at her before waving her off and standing up to come talk to you. As the two of you join up finally, he pats you on the shoulder with his unhindered arm. He flashes you a tired, yet consistently confident trademark grin. "Today's been quite the experience, hasn't it Amon? Glad to see you're doing all right, friend; though, Tai...was most unfortunate. Not a stunning victory, but it'll pass- things could have been worse."You ask your perky friend what exactly happened. Yoru shrugs, unsure himself. "One moment a kid is treating Asa a bit, the next he attacks us! I tried to shield her, but I think I only ended up worrying the fine lady. I know she's more than capable of handling herself but...ah I just couldn't help but worry for her well-being when it all happened, I suppose."His face lights up suddenly as he recalls something. Reaching inside his well-trimmed (and newly cut, unfortunately) suit, he pulls out several items and hands them to you. It would seem the attacker had gone after the one specific scroll...but Yoru was more than successful on his own end, if the stray bills fluttering out of his stuffed pockets are any indication alone. [Amon recieves:>The Goblet of The King (The Golden Cup)>The Akatsuki Scroll>The Wen Qu Scroll>The "Uzushiogakure" map>The Uzumaki Earings>A Silver-Trimmed Scroll (Asa's successful burglary!)>An odd necklace with a chipped, metallic purple fragment hanging from it (Asa's successful burglary!)>Tsunade's debtor records ]Yoru solemnly tells you of his search for Tsunade after escaping the building, thanks to Shizune (he found her at the bar, predictably). On returning and hearing of Tai's fate, he used his newfound wealth to hire a team to excavate the site as fast as possible. They managed to find Tai buried under a small mountain of debris, the immediate rubble encasing him wet and softened to mud for some reason. Additionally, they've begun excavating the casino's vault as well. According to Asa, it was filled with large stocks of precious metals and various treasures as well as the expected reserves of legal tender. Since it is on the property as well...Yoru may have just stumbled into an additional, small fortune on top of what he won. There were no other bodies recovered. Yoru, seemingly antsy to return to comfort Asa, gives you another grin as he motions to Tsunade. "Good luck with that one, Amon...I get the feeling you'll need it."(1/2)
You hesitantly tiptoe over to the buxom Tsunade, her eyes closed as she slowly steadies her jittered breathing. She cracks open an eye, hearing you approach. Her eyebrow raises in an incredulous look. "I'm not going to bite, you know."You scratch your thin scruff of hair sheepishly. You guess you were treating her a bit differently after seeing everything she's done. She's a person too, in the end.>Talk to Tsunade about everything that has occurred thus far, your deal, and moving forwardAny write in's? Ask Tsunade something, say something to her before continuing? Would you like to phrase this a specific way, or QM choice?>Yes>No
>>881964I got nothin. Sorry mang
>>881964Well be Amon for starters. Thank her for everything she's done. Even if it's her fault all this went down in the first place. Amon's too nice to think that though.I've no idea after that. Give her the records?
>>881974No worries, just figured I'd let the Tsuna-m8's take charge on casting off their own ship
>>881982>implying everyone isn't on the RinxAmonxTsunade ship now
>>881982Yeah the worst part is I like Tsunade but my brain is too tired to think of anything>>881989That's just you m8
>>881999It's twice the waifu man.
>>882010Begone shitposter, your bait-fu is weak
>>881964>YesI want to tell her everything we've gone through even Bisha, as far as a write in I'd like to ask her to train us. We need to become stronger to help protect all our friends also I think Amon would like medical ninjutsu since he likes to help people. What do you guys think?
>>882016>thinking this is bat>implying shitposting isn't my normal postingIt's all I've done for the past 11 threads.
>>882019Man we've already got two medics on the team here. She could train us in other stuff though. Other than that I like this write in
>>882031Pretty much what this guy says
>>882019Like >>882031 said we don't need a medic. If she's feeling nice/particularly drunk though her teaching us how to punch as hard as she does would be epic.
>>882019>>882035>>882031>>882037You got it!
>>882019Oh and maybe add something about needing her help to become a good leader since apparently we're shit at it
>>882041I wonder what her reaction to us meeting Mr. Snek
>>882041mfw something not depressing might finally happen
>>882056>being this naive about RedBeing Amon is suffering and Red will make sure of it.
>>882056This reminds me of the clash of ninja credits
We should make some kinda seal to give Amon a fake arm. Like combine the part of the adamantine chain seal that let's us move the chains freely with something else to give him an arm he can control with a thought.
>>882157That starting to sound like it's going into forbidden technique territory.
>>882163It's not forbidden, we haven't even invented it yet
>>882163Let's be real, nobody cares about forbidden jutsu that are only dangerous to the user. Well, not including using it to attack people with.
You hand the records to Tsunade gingerly, but she takes them with only a minor interest on her face. Even she knows the cost of getting these wasn't worth whatever balance is written on them. With a deft bend at the waist, you bow humbly. "Lady Tsunade, thank you for everything you've done for us. You've saved my own life several times now."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycEqu9NcbFUYou feel a firm hand cup your chin and jerk you upwards until you're standing straight and tall. Tsunade stands back, satisfied at the change. "First things first, stand up tall and proud. A real man knows he embodies the strength of his own dreams. UP!""Y-Yes ma'am!" You jump at the command, holding your head high. She smiles at your eager response. "Better, but we'll have to work on it some more. Don't thank me just yet. Actually, speaking of our deal..."Tsunade barks out for Shizune, who promptly comes running to her side. "Yes Lady Tsunade!""The fine young man seems to have fulfilled his part of the deal. It's time to hold up our end of this bargain. I want you to stay behind and treat his friend, Shizune. I believe I'll have my own hands full in the days ahead."Shizune's face contorts in confusion, before finally dawning with realization. She begins to protest out loud, before quickly remembering the present company and audibly whispering instead. "B-BUT LADY TSUNADE, WHAT ABOUT THE P- what about the plan? Hadn't you decided to leave once you cleared the records? Traveling back to Konoha and along the roads during the middle of a war would only put you in d-""Are you suggesting we let these efforts and sacrifices be in vain, Shizune?""N-No, Lady Tsunade, I didn't me-""Besides, I can't just let another young fool pass me by. He'll end up heading straight into disaster without my help, is all."Shizune looks to Tsunade with a soft expression, seeing right through the Sannin's hard front. The assistant understands exactly what the legendary woman means, even if she doesn't herself. "Tsunade...""Are we clear?"Shizune glances to you, a new, uncertain look in her eyes, before turning back to her own teacher. "...Yes, Tsunade, if you are certain. Just...be careful. I'll stay behind and do what I can to treat Tai back to health."Tsunade nods, thanking the assistant. You seize the moment. "Tsunade, if you'll be traveling with us I would like to request something extra. Please...please teach me. I realize just how stronger I need to be to protect my friends and my family; I need to grow stronger in every sense to lead them and help them achieve their own dreams."Tsunade smiles, brushing her loose hair behind her ear in a moment of subtle, soft beauty. Just as quickly, she regains her strong expression. "Haven't you been listening at all?"Wait, so she wasn't just messing with you? Your time spent with Asa's teasing seems to have changed your perspective a bit. But that would mean...
"You'd better be ready. Your training starts first thing tomorrow, no complaints!"You can't help but light up like a miniature sun, a wide smile spreading across your own face as you nod. There is still the rest of the evening, though. You...>Head back to your room. It has been a long day, you could use the head start on rest for what lies ahead. (Small Bonus to rolls during the next segment)>Take the rest of the night to study the items and scrolls you acquired>Join your newest companion and dazzling teacher at the bar, where she will undoubtedly be going for the last time in a while. Get to know her better and discuss your journey up to this point. Although...you haven't really drank before...>Write in, other (?)
>>882229>Join your newest companion and dazzling teacher at the bar, where she will undoubtedly be going for the last time in a while. Get to know her better and discuss your journey up to this point. Although...you haven't really drank before...Don't drink Amon, don't do it! or just sip on one
>>882229>where she will undoubtedly be going for the last time in a whileHAHAHAHAHAHA>>Head back to your room. It has been a long day, you could use the head start on rest for what lies ahead. (Small Bonus to rolls during the next segment)
>>882229>Join your newest companion and dazzling teacher at the bar, where she will undoubtedly be going for the last time in a while. Get to know her better and discuss your journey up to this point. Although...you haven't really drank before...I doubt Amon can get drunk
>>882229>Join your newest companion and dazzling teacher at the bar, where she will undoubtedly be going for the last time in a while. Get to know her better and discuss your journey up to this point. Although...you haven't really drank before...>Drunk AmonI can't not.
>>882229>Take the rest of the night to study the items and scrolls you acquiredSeals are better than any waifu
>>882229>>Join your newest companion and dazzling teacher at the bar, where she will undoubtedly be going for the last time in a while. Get to know her better and discuss your journey up to this point. Although...you haven't really drank before...Let's see it
Rolled 91 (1d100)Well, look like it's time for a night with TsunadeRoll for Amon's ability to drink. Rolling for Tsunade
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>882270big money no whammies
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>882270Holy shit she can actually hold her liquor for once.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>882270Jesus
>>882273sweet jesus that was too close anon
>>882273>>882277PFFFFTTTT HAHAHAHAAll my luck really did go away with all the crits I rolled.>>882277Not wanting Red to deliver on the who's after Amon's dick roll.What are you, gay?
>>882281I honestly have no idea what you're talking about
>>882285What you missed the thread a while back? Can't remember which one it was. Basically someone rolled to see who was after Amon's dick (their words) and Red decided to roll for them, and rolled Tsunade. So Tsunade's going to try to get it on with Amon.
Well, looks like Amon is going under first.At least he put in a good fight. >Writing
********************************************>>882288Actually, I'll begin this and the full training segment tomorrow. Consider this the pause for tonight's thread. Thread tomorrow night too.Twitter: @TheRedL4dy for HAPPENINGMid-Thread discussion away. Thoughts so far? Questions?********************************************
>>882298>ThoughtsCliffhangers are bad, M'kay?
>>882301You're always so mean to me.
>>882298>Thoughts so far?Newer posts are flowing better. They feel right. I take it you're enjoying writing more than you were?In-story, I like that Amon failed to catch on to what was happening with Kinoe/Tenzo/Yamato/whatever he's calling himself these days, and then that he just couldn't react in time - it fit the character, had that sluggish feel of exhaustion - and then Tsunade got that crit out of nowhere.Amon failed hard, and did it fair - but someone else picked up the slack. Got rid of that faint feeling that the world revolved around our viewpoint a little too much I noticed in the past few threads.On the whole, your writing seems to have matured. Feels cleaner, more focused.I may be overthinking this. Gist is, good thread.Now, I'm going to sleep before I get too much more introspective. Night.
Tsunade carefully eyes the scene past the boy for one, last time. She's done what she could both here and for the injured man recovered from the debris. The fires have been extinguished and the rescue teams seem to have pulled anyone trapped in the wreckage, out. Wounds have been healed and the injured are relaxed...it's time for her to unwind too. Tsunade yawns, stretching before she turns to amble back to her own, preferably well-stocked, sanctuary of choice."Would it be alright if I joined you, just for tonight, Lady Tsunade-sama?"That boy, Amon, just doesn't know what he's in for yet, does he? While you respect his enthusiasm...well, if he wants to start his training off with the mother of all hangovers, it is his choice. You almost consider ignoring him, but decidedly wave him over without looking back and he quickly jogs to catch up. He's going to need that energy for when he faces tomorrow's rough start.***************************************************A teacher of your own. You haven't ever been taught by anyone other than Myatsuu before. What are you supposed to expect? What will it be like to have Tsunade instruct you?"Lady Tsunade, where will we be heading tonight, exactly? Meditation on a lake? Observing the ambient flow of life in the city at night? Perhaps practicing our control of chak-""The Bar.""A...a bar? Are we fortifying our constitutions against various poisons of the body and mind, or-""No, the only thing fortified around here is gonna be poured in a glass. I need a drink after that."Speechless, you follow Tsunade back through the winding streets, abuzz with life and gossiping chatter after the recent catastrophe befalling one of the largest business in the area. She walks through the curtained doors of a different, unassuming residence as if by habit. You hesitantly follow to find......a rather dingy sort of restaurant. Your new teacher waveds to the barkeep, who- by now familiar with the returning face- reaches behind the back of the bar and prepares several glasses of a rose-colored liquid. Tsunade sighs audibly as she ungracefully plops down in a wooden-planked booth. You join her, albeit much more reservedly, inching into the seat opposite the rough woman. A waiter nonchalantly walks by, dropping off more than several of the glasses of what look to be liquor. Tsunade notices your behavior, ignoring it for a moment as she quickly downs one of the glasses with a grimace. Priorities.
"What's with the face, hunh? You look like you're worried someone is going to steal your last shirt." She grins at her own joke, reaching for another of the handful of glasses at the table. "Speaking of which, I require shirts for training. What's with your getup anyway? You look like you took the neighborhood priest's robes."She puts down yet another good portion of her drink, relieving her condition of chronic sobriety to a more tolerable level. You eye the drinks warily. >Join her in drinking, it would probably be impolite not to>Ask her if this is somehow involved in training>Tell her about your upbringing in The Water Temple>Maybe she's the type that respects machismo, like Tai? Jostle her right back>Try to match Tsunade's pace, you should try to emulate your teacher in whatever ways you can>Protest the whole shirt thing. It's been an accident this entire time, okay?! You swear!>Admit you haven't ever drank before>It's monk not priest, actually>Ask her a question right back, who was she talking to back there when she revived you?>Write in
>>884722>>Admit you haven't ever drank before>>Try to match Tsunade's pace, you should try to emulate your teacher in whatever ways you can>>Tell her about your upbringing in The Water TempleIf it's your first time, tell your drinking buddy so they know to stop you replacing all of your blood with booze. That comes after years of practice.
>>884722>Admit you haven't ever drank before>Try to match Tsunade's pace, you should try to emulate your teacher in whatever ways you can>Tell her about your upbringing in The Water TempleMyatsuu probably told Amon something about not trying to drink a lot, right?Eeh, fuck it.I need my giggles.
>>884722>Join her in drinking, it would probably be impolite not to>Tell her about your upbringing in The Water Temple>Protest the whole shirt thing. It's been an accident this entire time, okay?! You swear!
>>8847443meta knowledge>>884797Alcohol is certainly a vice warned against...but Amon hasn't really seen or had it before, if you disclude that one time with Yoru a ways back. Plus, why would his sensible, honorable teacher ever possibly encourage something bad?
>>884722>>Tell her about your upbringing in The Water Temple>>Try to match Tsunade's pace, you should try to emulate your teacher in whatever ways you can>>Protest the whole shirt thing. It's been an accident this entire time, okay?! You swear!
Looks like Amon's liver is going to be the real casualty of this arc, sorry Tai. >>Try to match Tsunade's pace, you should try to emulate your teacher in whatever ways you can>>Tell her about your upbringing in The Water Temple
Tsunade taps her finger against the wood of the table somewhat impatiently. You hope you aren't the reason why, but...You...you're thinking too much. At the Temple, you had been warned of the dangers of alcohol but here Tsunade regards it as casually as you would a scroll. Your honorable sensei knows best.With a deep breath, you take the nearest glass and down it in a single gulp as you saw her do just moments ago......only to end up in a fit of sputtering coughs as the hard liquor burns down your throat, a pungent, bitter taste left to sour the inside of your mouth. Tsunade regards you with a bit of genuine concern in her expression as she downs the rest of her own glass with nothing more than a sharp inhale. "Hey, you alright? Go down the wrong way or something?"You cough harshly, pounding your chest with your fist as the burning rush makes its way past your tonsils and through the back of your skull. "Y-Yeah, I think so. I haven't really drank before, so it kind of took me by surprise, sorry."On Tsunade's face is painted an expression of pure disbelief, with then turns to a barely restrained, honest laugh. "Wait, wait, you haven't even drank before? Just who are you, anyway?""Amon Shuu. I'm just another, humble monk of the Water Temple, Ma'am."Her eyes widen, before regarding you with an odd expression slowly converted to cautious suspiscion. "A Monk? What is a m-""......how old are you.""About seventeen, I don't know my own birthday, sorry."Tsunade blinks three times. She blinks once more, eyes still such stuck in the same spot they were staring just moments prior. She breaths in deep, looking for the nearest glass. She finds and downs it in record time- nodding vigorously at the much more comfortable burn.
So...you tell Tsunade everything, the first person to ever really hear your story in full.But not the last. You tell her about your life at the Water Temple, and of your adopted family amid the monks there.You tell her of the original family you lost, and how Myatsuu saved you. You tell her of the family you lost to Bloody Kirigakure and their Seven Swordsmen. But...you can't help but speak wonders about the fantastic friends, your new family, that you had met that day as well.You tell her of the loss of the man you considered your Father, his visiting spirit, and the teachings he gave you- that shaped you.You tell her...of the Red Beads.Both of you down the remainder of the drinks at the table- necessitating another round of sake, naturally."You're telling me you found a pair of creepy Red Beads in the river...and decided to wear it?""Sure? What's the wooorst that could happen, c'mon?" "WE BOTH KNOW NOW, THANKS TO YOU!"You shrug, shaking your head as you sip on the delicious, burning alcohol. Tsunade just looks bewildered as she drains her first small bottle of sake. "So..what was with them? Did you find out what they were?">Tell Tsunade of the looming Apocalyspe in the form of an old dude, conveniently locked inside your stomach. >Tell Tsunade of Bishamon, and the legends of the Eight Gates>Just mention it involves the tailed beasts>Imitate Bishamon to answer the question with the minimal amount of information.>What else could you tell her about? (Write in?)>Ask her something(?)
>>885106>Tell Tsunade of the looming Apocalyspe in the form of an old dude, conveniently locked inside your stomach.>By imitating Bishamon
>>885106*looming Apocalypsehave an apology Tsunade
>>885106>Tell Tsunade of the looming Apocalyspe in the form of an old dude, conveniently locked inside your stomach. >Tell Tsunade of Bishamon, and the legends of the Eight Gates
>>885106>>Tell Tsunade of Bishamon, and the legends of the Eight Gates
>>885106>>Tell Tsunade of Bishamon, and the legends of the Eight Gates>>Tell Tsunade of the looming Apocalyspe in the form of an old dude, conveniently locked inside your stomach. "So there are these, like, five guys, right? And they're super cool! But one of them is killed, and that makes another one of the guys really sad and SUPER MAD! So he wants to end the world by merging everybody and everything into Ninshu by force.""One thing led to another and he's now imprisoned in my body. Oh, and there's a fragment of the Ten Tailed beast in there too. Kinda confused about that to be honest."
"So there are these, like, five guys, right? And they're awesome, but they died awhile ago! But one of them was killed first and that makes another one of the guys, also his brother, really sad and SUPER MAD! He gets so mad he wants TO CONSUME, TO BECOME LIFE ITSELF by merging everybody and everything into the Ninshu by force and eating it. Wait, my mistake, TO RULE AS AN ABSOLUTE POWER AS JUSTICE FOREVER or whatever, sorry."Tsunade wrinkles her nose. "What is a 'Ninshu'.""It's basically the underlying foundation and flow of chakra that composes life as we know it, but...but get this-""-One thing led to another and he's now imprisoned IN MY BODY. Oh, and there's a fragment of nine Tailed Beasts in there too. Still figuring that one out though. Not sure how that was put together, honestly."Her face could be the definition of incredulousity. "...why the hell are you coming to Konoha again? No, better question...how exactly are you still together right now?You finish another bottle of sake together.>So, see these tattoed light brown and black designs on my body? Yeah, I made these myself.>It was a sacrifice. I said I'd support and protect my friends, this is my own proof...and my promise>You know how to "seal things up". Ask her if she plans to teach you in fuinjutsu at all.>Try to pay attention, not getting distracted by the first girl you've noticed noticing you>You've just managed to stay strong and remember the words of your wise teacher.>Offer to purchase some food for her>More liquor!>Ask her about something Shizune said, you want to know, or you heard? (What?)>Write in
>>885337>So, see these tattoed light brown and black designs on my body? Yeah, I made these myself.>It was a sacrifice. I said I'd support and protect my friends, this is my own proof...and my promise>Try to pay attention, not getting distracted by the first girl you've noticed noticing you
>>885337>>So, see these tattoed light brown and black designs on my body? Yeah, I made these myself.>>You've just managed to stay strong and remember the words of your wise teacher.>>Offer to purchase some food for her>>More liquor!Make sure to eat something ourselves. Probably been like 12 hours since we've last eaten
>>885351I mean, you may be thinking with your head still like>>885357
>>885372What, is he hitting on her or something? I expected him to just start being awkward.
>>885337>>So, see these tattoed light brown and black designs on my body? Yeah, I made these myself.>>You've just managed to stay strong and remember the words of your wise teacher.
So, it is pick two and we have a tie for second choice
>>885337>So, see these tattoed light brown and black designs on my body? Yeah, I made these myself.>You've just managed to stay strong and remember the words of your wise teacher.Well I'm finally free, I guess I'll support these
>So, see these tattoed light brown and black designs on my body? Yeah, I made these myself.>You've just managed to stay strong and remember the words of your wise teacher.>Writing!
"So...you see these lines 'cross my heart?"You attempt to open your ripped shirt furtively, unaware she could clearly see your chest already. The Seal of Babylon, the seal of legend, is brandished across your entire body- nobody's missing that. "It's a fuinjutsu seal of my own creation! I created and tattoed it on myself. I was only able to really hold Bishamon back thanks to the teachings and guidance of Myhatsuu."Tsunade gives a hearty, incredulous laugh at his. "A seal you did yourself? Puh-leeeease, next thing I know you'll be trying to sell me that you beat a Sannin with your bare hands.">Well, actually...>Sheepishly rub your head and call the waiter. This story is going to need food/drink to get down>Try desperately not stare indecently at Tsunade, no spaghetti>MOAR SHOTS!>Ask Tsunade something back, maybe about Konoha? You don't know much about it, besides your interaction with Sakumo and Danzo, really.>Why did you choose to teach me, Tsunade?>Write in
>>885526>Well, actually...>>Sheepishly rub your head and call the waiter. This story is going to need food/drink to get downDrop a little spaghett
>>885526>Well, actually...>Sheepishly rub your head and call the waiter. This story is going to need food/drink to get down>Try desperately not stare indecently at Tsunade, no spaghetti
>>885526Well their was this creepy snake jerk who said he was a 'Sanin', but I'm sure a creep like him was just trying to get into my head.>Try desperately not stare indecently at Tsunade, no spaghettiORDER ALL THE SPAGHETTI!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW-BU6keEUwOrder all the spaghetti!
>>885561>>885542>>885539>Well, actually...>Sheepishly rub your head and call the waiter. This story is going to need food/drink to get downOrdering the spaghetti.>Writing
You know what?Roll me 1d100 for spaghetti. (1:Bertoulli, 100: Carb-Free diet)DC 30, 60, 90
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>885603Honestly hoping for a 1
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>885603
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>885603Oh dear.
>>885611>>885619Now tsunade won't notice when we glance at her boobs. HEHEHE
>>885620A blind man would have trouble ignoring those monstrosities.
You scratch the increasingly competant platform of hair on your own head. Oh man, you remember that word well enough to know..."S'cuse me waiter, ONE moar round of drinksh please."O-Oh man, is this what is means being drunk? The potential folly weighs heavily on the forefront of your own mind. You've...you've found a kindered soul not unlike uncomplementary to your own. How to express such a expansive girth of emotion and thought though...""c'mon, I'll git us somethin' to eat. You looked like you are hungry."Tsunade gives an odd, narow-eyed stare to your offer. "Since when did I say I was hungry?"You jump a little bit, your slowly drifting eyes once again staring up attentively to her face and not an or several inchs lower. "N-Not that I-I was looking at you or anything, I-I ju-""...I-I beat a Sannin before, did you know that?""~You really haven't drank before, have you, Biceps?~"She hold up her own cermaic container of sake, visually prompting you to do the same with your own. A reddish glow spreads thoroughly inside her cheeks as she pants following the toast. You're practically swimming at this point."C'mon...I'll let this be my FIRST LESSON! Let the Legendary Princess of Konoha...show you how it's done!"Tsunade jabs her finger down into the table, as though pinning down the point of this alcoholic exercise. She once more chugs her own dish of the rice wine, exhaling with pride and giving you a smug grin. >Join her in the next several shots...though there is a good chance you won't remember much after that>Opt out, you still need to train tomorrow>Try to show a brave face to the Sannin, don't back down to her smug, blunt taunts!>You may need to go sleep>write in
>>885665*that word, Sannin,*not uncomplementary*and thought though...going to sleep after whatever you decide, because I'm half asleep and practically writing retarded as is
>>885665>write inNonono we are gonna sober up a little bit, eat some food, and she is gonna listen to the incredible tale of how we kicked orichimarus ass!
>>885665>>Try to show a brave face to the Sannin, don't back down to her smug, blunt taunts!We are going to regret existing tomorrow.
>>885665>Try to show a brave face to the Sannin, don't back down to her smug, blunt taunts!
>>885665>>Try to show a brave face to the Sannin, don't back down to her smug, blunt taunts!I read blunt as bitch. It would still be accurate.We beat one salad, let's beat this one at her own game. If we just pretend the drinks are water, and that where really fucking thirsty, we'll win. Also try to outsmug her.>>885670But that's perfect for the current situation.
>>885695Do you got a problem with tsunade or something? Cause you called her boobs monstrosities in your last post
>>885700Monstrosities /= bad. Also I'm tired.
>>885665>join herFuck our liver.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>885670Rolling to seduce
>>886275Amon gets ALL the ladies.
>>886275uh...so at popular request...Use this roll?>Yes>No, Amon ain't about that life
>>886514>No, Amon ain't about that lifescrolls4lyfe, boi. Unless Amon accidentally seduced the Tsun. That'd be funny. He tries to show his seal skills, unintentionally flexes, and harem protag rules ensue.
>>886514>Yes Make it "accidental"See- Amon not trying
>>886552The seal does go everywhere.Someone has to appreciate the genius of it
>>886514>>YesI just got here My dreams are becoming reality
>>886514>YesBishie love tiddie
Hey Red, are ya gonna continue the thread or just shitpost over at shinobi quest?
>>888326Obvious answers are obvious anon
>>888326this>>888343thread thursday/friday, as announced on twitter!
>>888806THATS THE PLAN
>>888806>Plebian taste detectedhttp://imgur.com/a/qKPKrFixed it 4 u
Tonight's thread begins between 8pm/9pm Eastern.
Red is up and writing for the night!>Try to show a brave face to the Sannin, don't back down to her smug, blunt taunts!>Use the roll for HAPPENINGWritan
>>890825You did this, Red. You rolled that the Tsun would get Amon, and the dice gods were amused.
>>890825>>890872I regret absolutely nothing
>>890889You are welcome for the 99
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naV2N1K0A3gLasy Tsunade must not take you, a seventeen year old monk, seriously yet. Well actually, now that you've put it that way...You shake your head stubbornly, taking and downing two dishes of sake in response to her single one. You cross your arms triumphantly, although this only increases the smugness of her expression tenfold. Her eyes narrow intently as the cheeky smile spreads across her face. She leans into the table, pointing suggestively at you. "Oh yeah? Think you're man enough to take me on? I'm not going to let you off easy just because you're a kid, you know."You laugh, stress seeming to melt away with every drink. "I'm more than enough of a man to handle you, Tsunade."Tsunade blushes in a stunned shock at your innocuous comment as you brazenly (and once again, obliviously) seize and drain another serving of the rice wine. "C'mon, teach me a few lessons- if you can!"Tsunade's blush turns to bright red as her short temper and embarrassment get the better of her own emotions. "Oh yeah, tough guy? By the time I'm finished you wouldn't even be able to walk! You know what, how about you step outside?! It's high time you proved all these tall tales of yours!"It's getting rather hot in here for some reason. You untie the front hem of your robes and sigh in relief at the feeling of cool air passing along the front of your chest. >Step outside with the (also fairly drunk) Tsunade>Stay put, you're calm and enjoying these drinks now. You can show off just fine from in here. >Push her buttons? (?)>Write in (?)
>>891117>Push her buttons? (?)Brag about our toughness by showing off our tattoos and telling her about the borderline torture tattoo session
>>891117>Step outside with the (also fairly drunk) Tsunade>>891130I like this too
>>891117>Step outside with the (also fairly drunk) Tsunade
>>891117>>891130>>891164"They cover my ENTIRE body!"
>>891194It's unintentional innuendo.Go a bit lower.
You reach nonchalantly for the bottle of sake, unintentionally noticing the smooth, well-crafted design of the cermaic vase. You pick it up and turn it over in your hands, but can't help to start feeling the fine glossed outer finish on the pottery. It feels really good to the touch actually; your fingers brush across the ridges, fully experiencing the texture of the small piece of diningware. How long did it take to make this fine p-You...you think this is what it means to be drunk. You are realizing you may be a bit of a touchy-feely one, too.Remembering the feisty Sannin, you turn back to Tsunade- unconsciuosly still feeling the long, interestingly textured bottle up and down in your hand. W-why is she blankly staring at you? Her face becomes even more red and mortified than before and...she looks a bit pissed for some reason- oh right, outside! She wants you to prove yourself worthy of being her student, of course! Listen Amon! You stretch your arms in front of her, exposing bits of the tattoo running down and across your long chest, upper waist, and arms like a snug, faded, patterned coat. "Tall tales? I only tell the truth, sensei. I'd be happy to give you a few rounds to show it!"You leave the bottle on the table as Tsunade wordlessly strides out of the booth, face stony and judgemental as she leads the way out of the bar and into the night-darkened streets. You stumble after her- the world seems to be moving underfoot though. With a swish of the curtains serving as the front doors, you find yourself in the empty street outside. Your proud mentor looks at you with an offended, judging face. "Handle me, hunh? Well...Amon, you think I'm just going to roll over and take that from a wet-nosed, cocky boy like you?! I've had three times the amount of experience carved into me in the past two decades than you've had in your life!"You nod sagely at your new sensei's words, not fully understanding (and certainly not remembering them) at this point. The night breeze blows gently in along the narrow street...and you remove the rest of the robe impulsively, leaving you in nothing more than your baggy pants. Your tattoos and gradually powerful build are laid bare for any to see. You can't help but feel a strong sense of pride as you stand drunkenly tall, baring them to the eyes of the night. "This is my own Seal of Babylon, carved into me over...ohbver like a day or so. I submit myself to your desires, honr'ble Tsunade-sama! Train me, body and shoul, as you would a real man!"She holds up a single finger, her face serious. She isn't one to be teased lightly, despite your own oblivious ignorance to it. "Seals? Body and Soul? You're out of your league- thinking you could just take me on like another one of the rosy-eyed little girls you're used to, HAH! Look here, Muscles, all I'll need to beat you is this finger! Come at me and watch, maybe this will put you in your place!"
You snicker- one finger? She is your teacher though...you quickly stifle any laughter and take Tsunade, the Legendary Sannin, as seriously as you can. "A-Alright, beat me off if you can then! I'll show that you need more than a finger for this job!"She stops, face one again blank and mortified. She grits her teeth, blushing madly as she ignores her own instructions, striking first in a fit of emotional passion!You have all your materials needed in your pockets. What will you do?>Parry the fist and return a strike of your own to her chest!>Dodge her attacks! Don't let her take out any of her frustrations on you!>Use a seal! (?)>Use another of the items you've acquired!>Try to prove your own strength, meeting her head on!>Taunt her! (How?)>Something else! (Write in!)
>>891601>Dodge her attacks! Don't let her take out any of her frustrations on you!
>>891601>Use a seal! (?)Vitality Seal. Won't do as much to Amon as Tsunade because of the Seal of Babylon.
>>891601>>Dodge her attacks! Don't let her take out any of her frustrations on you!DRUNKEN FIST STYLE BABY
>>891601>>Dodge her attacks! Don't let her take out any of her frustrations on you!Amon is so innocent.
>>891601>Parry the fist and return a strike of your own to her chest!...were we seriously jerking off a bottle of sake
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>891638PREEMPTIVE DODGE ROLL ROLL
>>891625This would be a good idea if we were able to do it before the fight started, if I remember right it takes time to set up
>>891648Well now all of our rolls are going to be below 50.
>>891601>Parry the fist and return a strike of your own to her chest!
>>891648...I'll take it.Along with majority vote >>891633>>891630>>891612
Roll 1d100 for actual action(+10 for drunken fist)
Rolled 89 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>891681check my 100
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>891681Crit god incoming.>>891682Who would want to?>>891687Dammit, dubs. I lose.
>>89168799? Fuck, my psychic abilities are weakening.
>>891687I think the happening is lost on everyone.It's both a dub of this roll >>891648 that Red accepted and the seduction roll >>886275.
>No third roll on a best of three
Rolled 65 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>891739FIIIINNNNEEEE
Rolled 19 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>891681>>891739Sorry. Thought you were counting>>891648as one of the three rolls.
>>891745Here senpai I think you'll like this.
>>891750>>891751This has gotta be the comfiest quest I've ever participated in, maybe tied w Heretek Quest, Hail Heracor our true saviour
>>891763And Exterminator QuestDon't see how I forgot that gem
>>891763>comfy>Not hating how I've shitposted my way through the last 10-12 threadsYou're a lot nicer than you should be.Thanks for being the second person that doesn't hate my shitposting though.
>>891687Way to copy my roll!
>>891781...what did I just watch, and where can I find more?
>>891806Fuck if I know.
>>891806It's hentai Kamen.
>>891860Just looked it up....yep, it's exactly what it looks like. Suppose I know what I'm doing tomorrow.
Forget the materials, you already understand one thing about your newest teacher...She only apreciates things austere and raw...strength, honesty, passion, talent...You'll show her all of it!! She's direct and impulsive at times, meaning she'll certainly lead with a direct attack of her own! You sidestep the blow almost instinctively, understanding your mentor's mentality at a fundamental level. Her finger meeting the dirt causes a massive explosion in the ground where you once stood, a fissure cracking down the long alleyway from the forces of her blow burrowing deep into the earth- splitting it. She has more raw power than you've ever seen in an opponent. Unluckily for her...you're also more observant and fluid than any other she's faced. Just as quickly as you dodge, she follows with a quick left haymaker (can a finger be considered a haymaker?), spinning fully and completing the motion with a low sweep to your feet with her same index finger. You're one step ahead all the while, predicting Tsunade with an almost unnatural intuition. As she launches the devastating haymaker, you collapse down into the ground. The finger blows over you, on the ground on all fours. Immediately follows her double-rotationed sweep! You push yourself into the air immediately and her first circling attack rushes under your with a trailing gale of wind following it. The second isn't far behind! Suspended inches from the ground- curled into yourself in midair- you drop a hand to the ground and throw yourself out of the way of the attack once more! The sweep barely misses your retracting arm- luckily for you, as it would have undoubtedly broken it- should it have connected.She isn't playing, this isn't a normal test...This is more than that to her, to you. She needs to know -now more than ever- if you have the talent to support your own spoken ambitions, your dreams.With a spacial awareness few discover in their lifetime, you unravel your curled body in midair and stand unfazed before the still-crouched Tsunade. Her eyes quickly adjust, interpreting what happened within a second. She flips backwards, landing in a sprinter's position with her right foot planted behind her. Her eyebrows are raised in simple surprise, not expecting you do demonstrate this level of competance...especially when absolutely plastered from a night drinking.
She means to force the best out of you. This won't be easy...and Tsunade certainly isn't the type to let any potential remain unseen. Especially with her dignity on the line.You wobble slightly on your feet before readjusting. Stangely...you've never felt more fluid before, like pure water in a physical form. Sure, you can't conentrate too well, but pure instinct from years of sparring overcomes any potential weakness from the lack of foresight. "Yuh'r going quite hard, aren't you, Tsunade-sahma? I can get ev'n harder, just you watch!"Your antics are driving her a litte frenzied, which even you can see. She is obviously affected by your taunts! You never dreamed you'd be so intimidating!>Rally and deliver a blow of your own! >Use a seal! >Summon a creature!>Taunt her, dodging her attacks yet again!>Talk to her while you battle, distracting her! (say what?)>Write in!
>>891933>Rally and deliver a blow of your own!I'd suggest a spirit bind but I think that would just piss her off and she'd destroy half of this town
>>891922*spatial that one was just my bad
>>891933>>Rally and deliver a blow of your own!This is going to end so badly.
>>891933>Talk to her while you battle, distracting her! (say what?)"Am I too flexible for you?"Also>>891922>>891933Kek likes this thread.
>>891933>Rally and deliver a blow of your own!
>>891933>Rally and deliver a blow of your own! >Use a seal! Summon the chains, use them both defensively and with jabbing attacks
>>891965>>891950>>891946>>891944>Rally and blow her!Use the adamantine chains as >>891965describes? (Note: this doesn't mean unlocking the Seal of Babylon, necessarily)>Yes>No
>>891976>YesThere's a joke there somewhere about revealing our hidden lengthy appendages
>>891976>YesI still like my flexible line.
>>891976>>YesSomething something bondage.
>>891976>YesWe should use them to help with our erratic unpredictable drunken movements too, doc ock style.Maybe ask if she really thinks she can handle everything we've got
Roll 1d100+25 (+10 Drunken fist, +15 Adamantine Chains)
Rolled 87 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>892000
Rolled 39 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>892000
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>892000>tripsKek fucking wills something. I can't tell what with all he's showing though.
Rolled 56 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>892000
Rolled 45 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>892000
>>892005>Over 100>99 seduction rollGoddamn...fine, have another rare Tsun. >Writing
>>892019I'm so happy right now
You bring your hands together in a seal as you visibly struggle to focus your chakra...why does it seem so much...slower, more difficult than before? Hardly missing a beat, Tsunade catches sight of the window of opportunity- rushing forward to deliver a decisive, ending blow. What she doesn't expect to see are the entwined maze of tattoos on your body glowing a bright, golden hue. The chains peel from your skin, materializing in innumerable, burning gold appendages which you are free to control! In that split second, where a mere iota of the power your seal contains is revealed...you watch Tsunade's narrowed eyes sluggishlyt regard the burst chains, widening in pure, unadulterated astonishment. She stops herself flat and bursts back just as a slitering mass of the faux-metal constucts swarm around the same spot she was moments prior. You bob and weave, swirling about the space between the two of you as a veritable raging, twisting whirpool of chakra. Chains shove and swipe across ground and walls alike, allowing you to twist and contort yourself in midair like a golden octopus."I'm here and fighting- no matter how seriously you take me! Alone, nobody is strong enough to change the world, but together, their hopes and dreams inside me..."Your feet aren't even touching the ground as you barrel towards Tsunade, face chiseled in an expression of pure determination as the force of your gouging chains propels you forward. Just as you lunge towards her in an overhead strike, she flips around with a smug smile- fist already flying to catch you where your torso will be in a mere second! Several of the chains you control burrow into the ground, stopping your momentum entirely. Two other lengthy binds strike out underneath you into the ground- propelling you down and under her strike! Tsunade, visibly unprepared for the maneuver, desperately tries to roll out of the way using her own momentum, but a last few of the remaining chains bind around her arms and hold her aloft in the air- taking careful note to not burn in the process. "...I'm *hic* unshTAppable!"But, just as you're about the deliver a hard blow right to her chest...you freeze. You try to push forward...but it's almost as if you can't force yourself to hit her. C-C'mon, Amon, don't wuss out now! You need to...she expects you to prove your guts here. Why...why can't you...
In the window of hesitation, Tsunade throws off her bindings in a titanic show of force. The chains crash against the ground in heaps, kicking up large clouds of dirt and dust into your eyes. Why couldn't you hit her? She wanted you to fight back, to show the depths of your heart and spirit...why couldn't...why couldn't you...In a bouncing flash of blonde, Tsunade is bounding towards you- this time with a full, clenched fist rather than a single finger. >Dodge! >Try to block her off again with the chains!>Meet her with a hit of your own, you'll do it for sure this time!>Use a seal!>You...you have to forfeit. You can't hurt her, your beautiful teacher.>Write in(?)
>>892107>this time with a full, clenched fist rather than a single finger.Nuts.>>Dodge!
>>892107>Write in(?)Throw up because this is the first time Amon's ever drank and he's been flipping around like a goddamn monkey.>Dodge! Team4StarPiccolo.webm
>>892107>Try to block her off again with the chains!Good luck dodging the crater formed when she punches for real
DODGE!Roll 1d100+10, first three!DC 90!
Rolled 91 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>892154
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>892154
Rolled 33 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>892154
>>892157This earns a rare Tsun aloneWriting!
>>892104Are we spawn?
Even you, the notoriously oblivious Amon, can sense the forceful, violent, insulted intent behind the blow. You find the murky buzz of static in your head from the alcohol slowly beginning to fade during the constant action. Though...you're getting incredibly dizzy from the acrobatics. Still...you're not out of this yet! One random fluke alone won't stop you from proving yourself!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0nY9edq0EEThe chains, once manifestations of your own power, send throbs of pain through your body. They're now a sign of weakness, the inidication of your own natural limits of stamina to support their extensive chakra consumption. This will be it, no mistakes! Tsunade flies at you, fist flying without restraint this time. The chains constrict and encircle you like a miniature, golden cyclone. Their fluid, moving shell leaves you encompassed and unobservable...but that hardly dissuades the intoxicated woman from her charge. With a heaving blow Tsunade cracks her fist at the undulating, veritable cocoon of chains...only to hit air. In the moment she throws her weight forward, the chains crack outwards and attach to all surfaces within several meters in a spherical formation. Within this space of your own control, your body contorts and twists freely- not unlike that of the fish you summon within their own ambient chakra- thanks to displacing chains, only constrained by the bones within you. >[Learned a signature move...]>[Adamantine Technique: Karmic Circle!]Wide-eyed, Tsunade even realizes too late the extent of your technique. Once more, chains wrap around each of her limbs and bind her inescapably in place. Like a shadow amid the golden beams of light within this sphere, you swoop from an unnatural, inhuman angle from above like a reaper. Your fist is outstretched and ready to strike......but can't.You hang suspended in midair by golden chains, nearly perpendicular to the ground. Your fist is nigh a foot away from meeting the intended target but...Tai's small, dry grin. Asa's head resting on your shoulder. Yoru's trusting smile. Rin leaning into you, eyes closed."A monk's life is one of peace, Amon. Life is to always be preserved or created. A monk will never attack another; A monk will never kill."...you just can't do it.
You can't hurt them; you can't hurt her. The buzz of the alcohol stays strong in your own mind, but the drunken confidence washes away in guilt and shame at your willingness to attack another human being...and out of what seems now to have been nothing more than sheer bravado. The tugging, wrenching sensation in your throat is exacerbated by the same feeling in your body as the last of your natural chakra is depleted from the technique. The chains begin to disintegrate into individual, familiar specks of light like fireflies...before you drop unceremoniously to the ground in a heap onto your hands and knees. Tsunade jumps back several paces this time, not allowing herself to fall for another trap again......but nothing is left. You don't have the will to hurt another human in you. After a few moments, you feel a wave of shame wash over you from your own inability.You are weak.Tsunade's footsteps begin to carefully tread across the dirt between the two of you. Roll 1d100 to evade.DC 95
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>892228Will our luck hold? Find out next time on DRAGONBALL Z
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>892228Damn... what's wrong with us?
>>892235Being a genuinely nice person who can't bring themselves to hurt someone they consider their friend? Thought that was obvious. And not really something that's "wrong."
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>892228So close. We're so close.
>>892253Knew it was a hug.
You pull yourself up to your knees, already mentally prepared for the worst, the punishment you deserve. YOu close your eyes, holding your chin up high to wait for the crushing blow to come. It never does. Rather, a comprably delicate slap on the cheek is all you receive. Confused, another hand covers your eyes as the first once again lifts you up by the chin. You stand, wary but totally unsure of what is to come. You brace for the worst as Tsunade removes her hand...>>886275...and feel her arms wrap you in a tender embrace...her soft lips meeting your forehead along with a tear of her own. "You're...the real deal, aren't you?"
Far above the skirmish in the streets, the dry midnight winds blow cool over the Land of Fire- ever watching and vigilant. Upon them disperse several odd strips of paper. Content to return knowing what was just observed here, the face they once formed closes her beautiful eyes. They fluttering away amid those same peaceful winds, and back to the land which only knows...Pain.
>>892271*They flutter away That's all folks. New thread Any thoughts? Opinions? Complaints?starts tomorrow night too, maybe. Twitter: @TheRedL4dy for TsunAmon, Tsun-duction, and conspiracy endingsTwitter will be updated eventually. Pastebin...ehhh, I'll get to it.Post Thread discussion away! Likes and Dislikes! Best or Worst girl? Fear of the inevitable hangover that will give massive penalties to your rolls in training?
>>892271Ummm... Akihiko shouldn't be dead yet... right?
>>892277*That's all folks. New thread starts tomorrow night too, maybe. *Any thoughts? Opinions? Complaints?Qm's get tired too guys
>>892285Actually, on the contrary...this is exactly around when it happens
>>892277>LikesTsunade>DislikesPain being an insane sperglord>Best GirlNow Tsunade>Worst GirlThe Red Lady>HangoverWouldn't Tsunade take pity on poor naive Amon even if he did jerk off a bottle and make him drink some water?
>>892268Shizune gonna be piiiiissed.>>892271Not sure if good or very, very bad.>>892277Night Red. Was good thread.>Fear of the inevitable hangover that will give massive penalties to your rolls in training?Much like Amon, I feel like it was totally worth it at the moment. Come next thread, I will be entirely composed of regret.
>>892289>Worst girlD R O P P E D
>>892292Guess you'll have more time to shitpost in Shinobi Quest then huh?
>>892277Very nice red, the bit at the end is/was sweet.
We must tame the power of Bishi so we can heal Tai