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Shinobi Quest #53

This quest takes place within the lands of the Five Great Shinobi Nations (aka Narutoverse) starting roughly around the beginning of the original series. The world of this quest remains similar to the original, with slight but notable differences in certain areas, based upon the passage of time from a single slightly altered event.

(It’s a goddamn Naruto Quest, you bastards. Have fun, participate, and write in when you feel inclined. Most of the outcomes of this quest will be determined by you, the players. Critiques and questions are always welcome, as my knowledge of the weeby shit is not all encompassing.)


http://pastebin.com/WiPdCqLH


Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shinobi%20Quest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faZ9wGoTll4

Last thread, Tsuki Norihime, battered but not broken, faced down the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, Kurama, with the assistance of his former host, Kushina. Quickly recruiting the assistance of a skeptical Neji Hyuga, the three of you were able to locate Kushina’s children, Naruto and Nori, using Neji’s Byakugan.

After reuniting the children with their mother, talk turned to how to seal Kurama- with the children agreeing to split the fox between them, in lieu of releasing the demon inside Kushina, to perish along side her. Although Kushina was sure her death was not far off, you had remembered stories of the Greatest Medical-nin of all time- Tsunade, the Slug Princess. Surely, she of all people will be able to heal Kushina?

With the plan settled, the five of you took action, each taking your assigned role. In her weakened state, Tsuki was unable to distract Kurama as need- thankfully Neji was able to pull your weight by activating his Curse Seal- which allowed him to engage Kurama long enough to force the Demon Fox into the Uzumaki’s trap.

Although Nori nearly faltered, the three Uzumaki were able to seal Kurama away using a fuinjutsu unknown to you- strengthened, one would hope, by the use of Kushina’s blood in the seal.

Events transpired quickly after that- Hiashi Hyuga and Danzo arriving to arrest Neji, the townsfolk trying to pick up the pieces… even the Hyuga men rushing the Uzumaki to the hospital building for treatment.

Konoha had been changed by this attack- and you aren’t sure if it will ever be the same again.
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>>887230
WOOHOO! It's Tsuki time again! Cmon post-invasion info and promotions!
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Wooo

Time to lawyer up and save neji
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>>887230

HYPE!
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Hype
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Time to start getting Deidara's arm ready
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> Wargle is a filthy communist who can't stick to a schedule to save his life.
> Loves him anyways.
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>>887278
It's dead and dry.
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>>887230
It's finally here!

Alright you lot, don't forget the plan we made after the home alone section.

We plug the shit out of the Norihime Home Security System with the powerful (and completely true) pitch that it weakened some S-class nin enough that by the end a group of genin were able to kill one.

We use this as leverage to secure major contracts for the reconstruction of Konoha, perhaps plying the Fire Daimyo's graces to help secure them if need be.

And if it works, then when all is said and done, Konoha will be both rebuilt and fortified and Norihimecorp will be rolling in the wealth.
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I'm eagerly anticipating the final bodycount.
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>art from a drawfag on 8/b/
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>>887278
Double hype
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>>887278
Yeah, ready for preservation and storage.
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>>887290
The village hidden in the traps
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>>887304
Haku's already dead
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>>887293
Well the bags around the eyes are certainly legit with the shit that just happened.
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Time to make Konoha Great Again!
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>>887293
Jesus that face is ugly as hell.
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>>887290

That should come later.

For now though, focus should be on the Norihime Foundation for Charitable Giving quickly ramping up operations to help our fellow leaf get back on their feet.

This is also a chance to operate an ichiraku ramen kitchen to serve out free food for shinobi at work and displaced leaf. Marketing opportunity for the new chain.
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Remember we are adopting Neji as a boy servant since he needs a home.
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>>887310
Trump won so neo root has to become a thing? At least danzo becoming the new kage
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>>887315
First, where are we going to live? Our house fucking VAPORISED!
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>>887316
Do we have to?
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>>887316
Neji is shit tier and was going to abandon the village to join up with Orochimaru
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>>887313
It's /b/.
Here's some other art he was making.
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>>887290
Agreed. Since so much shit was destroyed, it should be easier to add in new fortifications and traps to make the village more defensive, while rebuilding it at the same time.
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>>887316
Why?
>>887320
We don't.
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>>887306
Last I checked, all we knew about what happened in the Land of Waves was that Neji came back from the mission really upset.

Might be that Haku survived in this timeline.
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>>887325
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>>887316
Yup
Lawyer up

Use some sick ass loop holes like him not technically taking apart in the fight with the third

Make him out personal butler afterwards
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>>887329
maybe he was gay for Haku?
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>>887316
Disgusting. He can go get his own home by using his own money for renting an apartment. No fucking way he's staying to Tsuki. Practically, no way her dad, Danzo, or many others who distrusts him would let him near us anyway.
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>>887316
We need to stick up for him. He pulled his weight and more in that fight in the interest of konoha.

I think spoken testimony from the Minatos should do a great deal in clearing his charges.
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If Haku survived wave and really is Tsuki's hard counter then I think he may end up with Akatsuki or with best!mangekyoSnehk
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>>887339
I don't mind sticking up for him, but I sure as hell don't want him sticking around as a butler. Maybe if we do the Neo-root thing he can be an agent.
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>>887349
This. At most we can vouch for him in trial, but no butler, and no keeping him at home.
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>>887341
Better go learn that earth release.
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>>887318
Kick out anyone from the sand. A complete shut down on new arrivals from the land of wind until the village council figures out what the hell is going on.

Bring back root, and have them do a lot worse than the interrogation technique.

Build a sensor dome and make the Sand pay for it as reparations.
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- - - - Days Later - - - -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI9mKKHh2zg

A gentle breeze blows, and the light of the morning sun begins to spill over your face.

Your eyes flutter open- and you groan.

Morning already?

Glancing around the room, you can see little has changed.

After the chaos following Kurama’s sealing, Hinata’s father had offered you and your father a place to stay within the Hyuga compound. Father declined, of course- scarcely resting long enough for the medical-nin to heal him before declaring he was off to the Capital, to speak with the Daimyo.

You couldn’t fault him, though- Konoha would need more protection in the days to come, while her people focused on rebuilding.

You decided to take the Hyuga up on their offer- the compound was near enough to the hospital to make the trip every day, and it was certainly better than staying in a hospital room.


“Tsuki-hime!~” HInata’s voice calls from outside the room.


“You’re about to miss breakfast!” She announces, before sliding open the door to the room.

Seeing that you’re still in bed, she pouts.

“Honestly! Without Maru here to wake you each morning, you rise like a stone! C’mon- I’ll help you up.” She teases.

Firmly grasping your good hand, she gently helps you stand. You still wince a little, though the Medical-nin have given you some medicine to help with the pain.

Hinata turns politely while you dress- which, thankfully, you can do on your own. Once you’ve changed, she helps push your hair, and you begin idle chatter.


[What would you like to talk to Hinata about?]


1. Konoha’s reconstruction.

2. Neji’s situation.

3. Kushina’s condition.

4. How she’s holding up.
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>>887349
I think he is redeemable though. His actions at the battle showed as much. Right now he also needs to be shown trust since even his home clan is likely to distrust him. Tsuki is basically one of the few threads tying him down to konoha and if we don't nail him down properly with ties he might just go again. I'd rather not send someone of his calibre towards akatsuki's direction.
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>>887363
>1. Konoha’s reconstruction.
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>>887363
>4. How she’s holding up.
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>>887363
>3. Kushina’s condition.
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>>887363
>3. Kushina’s condition.
>4. How she’s holding up.
just these
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>>887363
>3. Kushina’s condition.
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>>887363
>3. Kushina’s condition.
Empathetic Tsuki best Tsuki
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>>887363
>3. Kushina’s condition.
How is she? she lived right?
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>>887363
>3. Kushina’s condition.
Followed by >2. Neji’s situation.
If there's time.
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>>887363
>2. Neji’s situation.
>3. Kushina’s condition.
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>>887363
>2. Neji’s situation.
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>>887363
4. How she’s holding up.
3. Kushina’s condition.
>>887369
Being shown a bit of trust is vouching for him. Having him cling to Tsuki is just irritating.
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>>887363
3. Kushina’s condition.
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>>887363
>3
>2
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>>887363
1. Konoha’s reconstruction.
Also Confident!Hinata coming in with the playful banter is always nice to see. I love how shes turning out.
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>>887363
>2. Neji's situation
>3. Kushina's condition
We're going to find out about the reconstruction sooner or later, might as well focus on the potentially missable stuff.
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>>887363
HAIR PUSHING
Great start as always :^)
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>>887363
>Hair pushing

Oh my. But yeah, brushing, and stuff. Gotta shake off that keyboard rust.
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>>887363
>1. Konoha’s reconstruction.
The only topic that matters
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>>887363
>How she’s holding up
Which can lead to Neji
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>>887363
>4. How she’s holding up.
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>>887363
>4. How she’s holding up.
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Talking about Kushina's condition.

Writing.
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>>887443
1 beep yes
2 beeps no
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Just a thought about Neji, if we do decide to go up to bat for him and bail him out of the treason charges, we need to establish with him (preferably not directly) that we aren't actually interested in him romantically.

Think about it this way, if he's infatuated with us and assumes we're interested in him back with the way we defend him from the charges, finding out that we aren't actually interested might cause him to think that we've been leading him on, and he'll feel betrayed and go over to snekuncle because he's an emotional teenager.
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>>887541
But we would need to do it in such away were he gets our point but it dosen't offend him which would lead to hike going edgemeister on us
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“Say, Hinata- how’s Nori’s mom doing?” You ask as she finishes styling your hair.

As you turn to face her, you can see the slight frown on her lips.

“Medical shinobi are still maintaining her condition, but it really hasn’t improved. They’ve been treating her in shifts, as not to exhaust themselves. At this rate, they don’t know if she’s ever going to recover.”


“As she expected, then.” You sigh.

Kushina had said no Jiinchuriki could live once their Tailed Beast had been removed- although the truth of that statement was questionable. Certainly it was beyond most shinobi’s medical skills, but still-

“Lord Jiraiya set off yesterday in search of Lady Tsunade, taking Nori and Naruto with him.” Hinata says, predicting your next line of inquiry.

“Just the three of them? Isn’t that a little dangerous?” You ask.

“Maybe- but neither of them were going to sit idly by and watch their mother suffer. Besides- those Akatsuki people probably think the fox was destroyed, rather than resealed. I’d be surprised if they were actively searching for them- they’re probably lying low somewhere safe.” Hinata guesses.

“It’s still risky, but I suppose we have no choice. If anybody can keep them safe, hopefully that perverted sage can.” You pout.

“Lord Jiraiya is probably the only one who can find her, you know. She’s been away from Konoha nearly fifteen years.” Hinata says.

“Let’s hope he’s good on his word, then. Kushina needs her help.” You say, your pout turning into a frown.


A moment of silence passes between you, the mood turning somewhat dour. Hinata eventually takes the initiative, however, leading you by the hand out into the sun.


“C’mon! We need to eat- no need to dwell on other’s missions. From what I understand, Shimura-san is coming soon, to talk to my father, and well as you. You need to be ready!”

“Ready for Danzo? Please, Hinata.” You laugh.

She pouts again. “He’s just so… intense. I don’t know how you interact with him so easily.”

You laugh again- and she joins you, as the two of you walk to the dining hall.

You will admit, however, that your old caretaker has changed over the last few days. Seemingly spurred on by the danger to Konoha- or possibly the death of the Third, who was his friend- Danzo has taken a much more active role in Konoha’s affairs. The people, for their part, seem to have welcomed his assistance and wisdom, even if somewhat warily at first. It’s a shame that this is what it took for them to welcome him back.


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>>887571
>“Ready for Danzo? Please, Hinata.” You laugh.
>She pouts again. “He’s just so… intense. I don’t know how you interact with him so easily.”

That's the best, cutest shit.
Danzo's this ex-KGB spymaster motherfucker that most people fear or hate and to Tsuki he's just a part of the family. And he clearly treats her kindly in return.
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>>887578

I know. It's great.
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>>887561
Perhaps we can try to diplomance him while he's in jail.

Though this is a bit precarious considering that his dick is currently the primary factor preventing him from betraying Konoha.
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>>887578
Gotta love the right wing ex black ops grumpy uncle.
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Remember folks just go with Danzo on whatever. A nice unified leaf under a strong leader, him. The gloves are off.
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>>887595
Mostly everyone in the village hates and/or don't trust him. I don't know why you Anons think he has a chance in hell of being the leader.
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Also, we have seriously got to talk with Itachi over his order to spare Gaara. We still don't know what the fuck went down with him after he did the monster mash.

>>887599
>The people, for their part, seem to have welcomed his assistance and wisdom, even if somewhat warily at first. It’s a shame that this is what it took for them to welcome him back.
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>>887599
>The people, for their part, seem to have welcomed his assistance and wisdom, even if somewhat warily at first
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>>887595
Unless everyone suddenly agrees with Danzo(maybe the recent attack convinced them but that is not very likely) than this is never going to happen
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>>887599
Hard times lead people to gathering behind hardened men. The leaf needs Danzo. Now is his time
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>>887603
Not sparing garaa would probably lead to a great shinobi war
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By the by, did Minato ever reappear?

Or is he still missing?

>>887607
I honestly think Danzo is better off doing spook shit behind the scenes instead of leading Konoha.
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>>887599
Hyuugas and other shinobi were already calling Danzo with the sama prefix in the battle.

And the Hyuuga head did bow to his interpretation with respect to negi.
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>>887612
As big a war as Suna sending a hilariously unstable jinchuurichi to a foreign nation's chunnin exam, whereupon said psycho self-destructed into a giant sand-beast that attacked the Hokage's children?

Cause that's not okay either.
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>>887607
If Danzo didn't want ROOT to be reinstated, I doubt he will want to be a leader anyways.
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>>887623
With not outright killing gaara we still have a possibility of negotiation a settlement. At this point we will not want to, I believe but if we had killed Gaara, there would have been no chance of concluding this war without utter destruction of one of the two hidden villages.
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>>887612
It turned out the kazekage died anyways, it would seem.
And gaara's also going to die anyways, since they captured him and are probably sucking out the one tail right now.
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>>887638
also when we getting some dank fuu action, wargie?
where she at, what she up to?

and has word spread about exactly how much ass we kicked during the crush yet?
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>>887634
He seems to be free of shisui jutsu now so he will want too lead
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>>887648
Patience anon, we just woke up.
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>>887637
I mean... it's just Suna. Nobody's /really/ going to be upset about them going poof.

>>887638
Did he get snatched?

>>887648
This man asks the important questions!
Where da waifus and glory at, bossman!?
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>>887648
Hopefully not, but probably it has. Reputation is a bad thing in a world of insane assassins.
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>>887623
It's all about whether they were justified in attacking.

If we killed the Kaze's son, the other nations would agree that war was a legitimate response.

As it stands though, Suna attacked for no justifiable reason, so the other nations are definitely going to be wary of them as warmongers, and are going to see us as the innocent (if naive) victims.

Speaking of which, we're in a prime position for diplomatic talks with Takigakure since we did save Fuu and all.
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>>887654
No one gonna be upset but image all the strategic-class shit a village will pull when its very existence is at stake.

A war and a settlement from a position of strength will be a better proposition rather than having to exterminate an entire village.
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>>887653
and we need ALL the information
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>>887648
We showed a brand new super powerful release. Get ready for the constant kidnapping attempts and marriage proposals
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>>887668
There is a character limit, Wargle gotta space it out.
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>>887648

Yes where is Fuu? Tsuki needs to shelter that adorable orphan.
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>>887672
Knowing wargle, he'd make Minato have Tsuki choose between being rewarded with those dope lightening swords in his office or with Fuu's guardianship.
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>>887710
Would go with fuu tbqh
She's more powerful than any set of swords in the end.
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>>887710
>People still think Wargle is a cruel QM
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>>887741
>People still think Wargle is The Red Lady
Fixed.
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>>887741
Clearly they've never met somnius.
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Wargle's dead, post lewd Tsuki's.
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>>887743
Savage
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>>887748
No
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>>887748
>mfw I've never posted your rare Tsuki
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>>887754

Do it you giganigga.

DON'T YOU HOLD OUT ON ME YOU FUCK.
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>>887748
>Somnius "your friend is shot in the back of his head with an arrow and falls to the ground in a heap, dying instantly" McGee
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>>887756
Being a drawfag is cheating
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>>887756
what good is a tsuki that never gets posted?
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>>887761
no, see, he 'rolled' off screen, so it's all totally legit.
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>>887771

'Cause it's all for me.
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>>887771
>a second steamy Tsuki
quality deducted, but I'd say this one is better because more accurate skin color
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>>887777

Your waifu belongs to Lady Hyuga.
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>>887777
>those quads
Very well, kek wills it.
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>>887756

my*, not your.
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>>887781

no
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>>887780
By this one I mean the darker skinned one.

>>887793
You will post it one day
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>>887780
>more accurate
>not chocolate skin
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After a pleasant breakfast in the dining hall, Hinata’s prediction comes true. Escorted by several Aburame men, Danzo enters the Hyuga compound. He quickly dismisses the men, who leave to pursue some other goal.

Hiashi and Danzo greet each other amicably and with respect, before the elder Hyuga leads him into the dining hall.

“I’ll receive you in the meeting hall shortly, Shimura-san. Tsuki is with my daughter, so I’m sure you’ll want to check in with her. I’ll have the reports ready by the time you’re finished.” Hiashi says, pointing over to where you and Hinata are sitting.

“Ah, very well, Thank you for receiving me so readily- we must take full consideration of the status of each clan as we rebuild. While the immediate danger is gone, our home is still under threat- especially with the absence of the Fourth. I won’t keep you waiting too long. Excuse me.” Danzo says, parting with Hiashi.

His stern features lighten when he sees you- although, maybe you’re the only one that can tell?


You rise, giving the elder shinobi a light hug with your free arm.

“Good to see you, Tsuki. I presume the Hyuga are treating you well?” He inquires.

“Very well, Danzo. I could scarcely ask for a better place to recover. Sit with me a moment? I would hear how events are progressing for Konoha.” You ask.

“How could I decline? You deserve to know as much as everyone else.” He says, following you back to the table.

As he sits, Hinata greets him respectfully, although you can tell she’s a bit nervous.

“Please, Hinata-chan, no need for formalities; I owe your family much for taking care of Tsuki while her father is away. Your father has proven a major help in our endeavors to keep Konoha safe while we rebuild.”

Hinata nods, but says little. Seems that she’s still slightly intimidated by Danzo- or his reputation.

Danzo sits, resting his cane on the table as he does so with his free hand, his other arm bound within his robes.

“So, Tsuki- what would you like to know? I don’t want to keep Hinata’s father waiting, but Hiashi is a patient man.” Danzo says.

You….


1. Ask about your Father

2. Ask about Fuu

3. Ask about the Fourth

4. Ask about Konoha’s rebuilding efforts.

5. Ask about the status of the other clans.

6. Ask about Suna and the Akatsuki


(Pick Two)
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>>887780
This is true.
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>>887780
>more accurate skin
>almost white
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>>887799
>1. Ask about your Father
>4. Ask about Konoha’s rebuilding efforts.
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>>887796
>>887808
I corrected my grammar. See >>887794


>>887799
This is gonna be as many as we can, right? Just gonna vote for what to hear about first

>4. Ask about Konoha’s rebuilding efforts.
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>>887799
>2. Ask about Fuu
>3. Ask about the Fourth
>4. Ask about Konoha’s rebuilding efforts
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>>887799
>4. Ask about Konoha’s rebuilding efforts.
>5. Ask about the status of the other clans.
Business
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>>887799
>2. Ask about Fuu
6. Ask about Suna and the Akatsuki
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>>887799
>3. Ask about the Fourth
>4. Ask about Konoha's rebuilding efforts
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>>887799
>3. Ask about the Fourth
>6. Ask about Suna and the Akatsuki
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>>887799
3. Ask about the Fourth

He you know.. alive?

2. Ask about Fuu
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>>887799
>1
>2
>3
>4
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Fuu is cute!
CUTE!
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>>887794
>You will post it one day

:^)

>>887799
>1. Ask about your Father
>3. Ask about the Fourth
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>>887743
>>887750
According to legend, if you say the name "Red Lady" three times fast, the magical trickster will appear before you, light a fire, and put the MC's best friend into a coma.

And let you roll to seduce Tsunade
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>>887799
>2. Ask about Fuu
>6. Ask about Suna and the Akatsuki
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>>887799
I'm retarded. Adding
>2. Ask about Fuu
to >>887812
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>>887825
>(Pick Two)
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>>887799
>2. Ask about Fuu
>
>3. Ask about the Fourth

>887799
What is this magic Wargle? Are those trips? Triple trips?

Does this make Danzo the Fifth Hokage?
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>>887799
>4. Ask about Konoha’s rebuilding efforts.
>2. Ask about Fuu
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>>887799
>1. Ask about your Father
>2. Ask about Fuu
>6. Ask about Suna and the Akatsuki
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>>887834
Danzo is certainly Acting Hokage, possibly a Fifth Hokage Candidate and would probably get pretty intense influence in whoever it ends up if he goes "you know what I'm way too fucking old."
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>>887799
>1. Ask about your Father
>4. Ask about Konoha’s rebuilding efforts.
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>>887834
No posting magic will make Danzo Hokage.

You all might, though.
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>>887832
Fuck my life how did I not see that
>>887799
>2
>3
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>>887828
So if I say it backwards 3 times you'll leave?
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>>887799
> 2. Ask about Fuu
> Ask about your BEST DAD

We can ask about Akatsuki and the newest vacancies in their ranks that need to be filled by Haku and the Flower Swordsman
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>>887851
OK, my guess what wrong. But what could it mean? What does Kek will?
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>>887799
2. Ask about Fuu

3. Ask about the Fourth
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>>887828
>Go Run
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>>887853
makes sense to me
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>>887799
>1. Ask about your Father
>3. Ask about the Fourth
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>>887799
4. Ask about Konoha’s rebuilding efforts.
2. Ask about Fuu
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>>887867
So it didn't work? Damn.
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>>887872
Quick, try it again!
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>>887832
Whoops.
>>887813
>>887799


2. Ask about Fuu
3. Ask about the Fourth

FIX'D
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>>887828
If you're lying about the Tsunade thing I'll cut you
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>>887877
I am. I'm even saying it in Latin AND Nigerian, forwards and backwards. It seems like nothing's working.
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>>887888
tried it in cherokee and japanese, how about now?
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2 & 3 with some 4 mixed in, because it makes sense. Writing.
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>>887799
>1
And
>4
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>>887888
Sounds like you're cursed, m8

NO ESCAPE
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>>887895
ooga booga boooga oooga choooga

It's not working in Swahili, damnit
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>>887903

>>887895
IT DIDN'T WORK

Do we need to speak Navajo or something? Isn't everyone that knew that dead? It seems a likely language an otherworldly abomination like Red would choose.
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>>887888
>Not realizing Red can only be banished in Navajo

>>887898
HI WARGLE!
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>>887908
FUCK
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If Tsuki has the opportunity to adopt a Fuu, should she?
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>>887925
Yes, if the politics allow for it.
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>>887925
Even if we ignore all the moral aspects of it, (nice thing to do, etc) there is pragmatism in having our own Tailed Beast Vessel.
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>>887925
I really don't think that will happen unless Shibuki takes a dirt nap.
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>>887925
With tailed beast, that can be intepreted as an act of war again her home village.

Not a good idea.
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>>887925
Nope. Village politics and all that.
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>>887925
No
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>>887925
Yes!
We can be besties.

and then get married
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>>887925
>>887930
>>887933
>>887935
>>887936
Yup.
Just lie and say she died along with 80% of Konoha, problem solved.
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>>887925
If tsuki had a different character I'd be down for becoming bloodsisters.
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>>887945
A tail beast dying is not something to lie about.
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>>887933
pfft

Tsuki could beat up Shibuki
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>>887943
>not wanting to set her up with Shino in a special Norihime glass house so we can watch them build tunnels and gather food and stuff

>>887945
Anon, are you stupid?
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>>887828
He wasn't lying!

My dreams are no longer dreams
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>>887957

Yes he is.
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>>887957
>>887948
Akatsuki just btfo Konoha, why would Takigakure suddenly be safer? Her protectors/escorts got mopped up easily, leaving her fate ambiguous to her village.

On top of that, Papa Norihime still wants an experimental energy source for his flying machine.

Plus she gets along with Tsuki.

Finally, why in the world would Danzo pass by the opportunity to deprive a foreign, bordering nation of a major source of their political and military power? That's prime Future Konoha real estate there.

Going off the grid and coming under the protection of Norihime Corp. may actually save her, instead of just sending her back to the Village (that one much smaller and much weaker than the one just crushed) she came from. If you want to see a living Fuu, it seems like a decent enough thing to justify lying about.
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Wargle ded?
Rare Tsuki time when?
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>>888030
First of all, her home village hasn't been touched and ours is destroyed. Second, Fuu will probably want to go home. Third, do you think this through? The other villages will get defensive if the Leaf took away some other village's tail beast.
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>>888030
>>888038
Aren't we allies with her village? We can just talk it out without lying maybe.
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>>888038
Also, assigning an escort and sending her back safely will deepen and strengthen strategic relations with that village, bringing them closer to konoha's camp.

We do not need sovereignty over their territory to control or exert influence.
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“So, the Fourth is still-”

“Missing, yes. None of his guards have received any contact from him, and neither had Jiraiya. I suspect that part of his eagerness to set out in search of Tsunade was, in part, a hope to find Minato as well.” Danzo explains.

“The ANBU teams, or what’s left of them, have been searching for a body, as well. It’s like he vanished entirely- all we managed to find was one of his signature kunai, out past the outskirts of the village.”

“So… what now? How long can the village go without it’s leader?” You ask.


“Several of the elders and myself, in conjunction with the clan heads, will do what must be done to keep Konoha functioning. Soon, Jonin will resume taking missions, with Chunin being authorized to do so sometime later. Even now, Konoha must put on a strong face- we cannot show the outside world weakness.

I suspect that if the Fourth is not heard from within a few weeks time, the Daimyo will call for a special conference to determine his replacement. Usually, Hokage nominate their successors-” his brow furrows at this statement, but then relaxes- “However, if there is no nominated successor, Konoha’s charter with the Land of Fire enables the Daimyo to call the conference.”

A conference to choose the new Hokage… while you never agreed with the man’s leadership style, Minato’s disappearance is not good for Konoha’s reputation. Hopefully the proceedings to choose his replacement go smoothly… and select someone who can be relied upon.

This train of thought is rather dark for current company, however, so you decide to change the subject.


“Oh- how is Fuu doing? I understand she hasn’t left yet?” You ask.

“The Takigakure girl? She has been most helpful aiding in the rebuilding efforts- and doesn’t seem particularly keen on leaving. We did receive notice from her Village that they would be sending a team to escort her home, however- so if you wished to say goodbye before she goes, I would make that a priority while you recover.” Danzo says.

“You mentioned the rebuilding effort- how is it going?” You inquire.

“Slowly, for the time being. Your father seems to have taken your talk about charitable giving to heart- he’s donated large sums of money, or in his words, “invested” towards rebuilding Konoha. Part of his trip to the Capital was to hire carpenters and other artisans to aid in the reconstruction. Knowing Yoru, he’ll bring far more than we need- but then again, maybe he has a plan in mind? Most times, it’s best to simply let your father proceed with his plans uninhibited.” Danzo says, a faint smile resting on his lips.
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>>888070
>he’ll bring far more than we need- but then again, maybe he has a plan in mind?
secret tunnels or mechs stored in various caches throughout the city?
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>>888030
>Akatsuki just btfo Konoha, why would Takigakure suddenly be safer? Her protectors/escorts got mopped up easily, leaving her fate ambiguous to her village.

You think they'd care? having a Jinchuriki still means more power for defense and politics, so no way they'd give her up just because we tell them she's targeted or whatever.

>On top of that, Papa Norihime still wants an experimental energy source for his flying machine.

Uh huh, like anyone is actually going to actually consider that as a realistic option. Who the hell would want to use such a limited resource(Read: only 9 in the world) for making airships? and this isn't even considering all the moral and ethical issues.

>Plus she gets along with Tsuki.

Not a real factor. Plenty of people gets along with Tsuki, doesn't mean she keeps them for her village for it.

>Finally, why in the world would Danzo pass by the opportunity to deprive a foreign, bordering nation of a major source of their political and military power? That's prime Future Konoha real estate there.

Because he would know better to do something that stupid, as in inviting more war when the village is already devastated and is in need of recovery and repair.
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>>888038
>Leaf
>not Norihime Corp.™

It's not a stretch to assume Yoru's got a lot more places to go than Konoha. He runs a multinational weapons developing/trading corporation.

>The other villages will get defensive if the Leaf took away some other village's tail beast.

Hence why we lie. We play it off that they were killed in the massive, chaotic assault by the organization that wants to harvest them like a resource.

Like Gaara probably just was.
It is all up to Fuu's choice, though.

>>888046
>>888056
A possibility, but considering Sunagakure was an ally like a day ago before betraying us...Danzo would probably not be for it if we put him into power. He's the type to preach Konoha above all others.

Leaf is hungering for resources to rebuilt itself, while most likely questioning its allies as well.

>>888070
>She has been most helpful aiding in the rebuilding efforts- and doesn’t seem particularly keen on leaving. We did receive notice from her Village that they would be sending a team to escort her home, however

:(
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>>888030
>On top of that, Papa Norihime still wants an experimental energy source for his flying machine.

We have known we are the power source since we first learned about the flying machine.
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>>888077

>Not a GIANT MECH UNDER THE VILLAGE
>Not MECH INSTEAD OF HOUSES
>Not MECHS INSTEAD OF MECHS
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>>888077
>Akatsuki come back
>Suddenly, every building begins shaking
>Suddenly they grow legs and transform into humanoids
>They all fire thousands of kunai and have rocket fists
Akatsuki fw
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>>888087

Yoru might try to turn Konoha into the version of Tokyo from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
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>>888091
I don't like where that is going

>GET IN THE MOON, TSUKI
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>>888087
well, obviously the smaller mechs distributed thoughout the rebuilt city would be able to combine into a mega mech, that way the pilot has multiple spots they can go to to access the mech before assembling them together rather than one spot an enemy might prevent them from reaching.
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>>888090
>Yoru's fw
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Holy shit guys, even if danzo doesn't get hokage tsuki could totally get into anbu (not!root).
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>>888098

Yeah, at the very least that'll be a good thing.
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>>888070
>doesn’t seem particularly keen on leaving.
What fuu girl?

All we have here is.. uhh.Fsuki... Tsuki's long lost sister.
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Guys, this is a Danzo that isn't TurboStalin.

If he becomes Hokage, and with the Norihime corp backing him, the Leaf will experience an unprecedented age of advancement.
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>>888103
>All we have here is.. uhh.Fsuki... Tsuki's long lost sister.

Orochimaru: Damn it, did she get out of the lab AGAIN?!
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>>888082
If Norihimecorp forcefully took a tailed beast, I guarantee you we would be on the world's shit list right up there next to the Akatsuki. Few would buy from someplace that's willing to mark itself as an enemy of the nations.

And there's no way that Taki wouldn't find out unless all Konoha got involved in covering it up, which is itself effectively impossible.

With every sentence, it becomes clearer that you haven't thought this through in the slightest.
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>>888114
>Army of adorable !notTsukis
It's too late he's already won.
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>>888120
Friendly reminder we happened to choose the hair and eye color combo Orchimaru gave his Boruto lab subject.
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>>888077
>>888087
>>888090
>The Hokage Monument turns into a bunch of giant robots, one per head
>They gattai with the administration tower into one super hokage bot
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>>888120

So you are saying that Orochimaru made Tsuki a harem.
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>>888136
It's the only way to bribe the first Tsuki under his sway, how could she resist herself?
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>Covered in dozens of automatic kunai cannons
>Launches bombs filled with senbon
>They're as big as a fully grown man
>Its arms fire massie kunai
>Basically a Warlord Titan
>It shows up in the final battle
Zetsu clone army's reaction
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>>888129
>Ebisu's grave turns into a giant simulacrum of Ebisu-sensei
>It violently explodes when it dies
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>>888146

>It punches out the Shinju/Juubi is a few rounds
>Defeats it forever
>Ghostdick Worstson McDouchefag Of the Stupid Ideas: Hagoromo can't even fathom what the fuck just happened.
>Norihime Corporation owns the world, reaches Singularity in two decades.
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>>888147
>Someone invades Konoha
>They get real close to the simulacrum
>Its head turns to face them, saying "Get ready for a surprise!"
>It then explodes violently.
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MECHS
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Mechs are just too impractical for mass production

pic is the future of warfare
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>>888116
>If Norihimecorp forcefully took a tailed beast

>>888082
>It is all up to Fuu's choice, though.
>>888070
>“The Takigakure girl? She has been most helpful aiding in the rebuilding efforts- and doesn’t seem particularly keen on leaving.

>Few would buy from someplace that's willing to mark itself as an enemy of the nations.

>>888082
>Hence why we lie. We play it off that they were killed in the massive, chaotic assault by the organization that wants to harvest them like a resource.

Also, just keep in mind you're technically talking about an international arms dealer and his underlying company. Technically, we fuel wars- did you not see the fact we're supplying a coup in The Land of Snow? By any means Norihime Corp already should considered an enemy to the nations and to peace considering we profit from their foreign conflicts.

But like I said before, we're not openly doing anything.

>there's no way that Taki wouldn't find out unless all Konoha got involved in covering it up
>Konoha got involved in covering it up

>>888082
>>888030

I literally listed incentives for them to do so here

>which is itself effectively impossible

See: Our Family's Butler is probably going to become Hokage

"With every sentence, it becomes clearer that you haven't thought this through in the slightest."
Funny, considering at this point I really don't think you could read anyway.
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>>888177
>Landships
That's my fetish
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Danzo begins to rise, his face becoming more serious as he does so. Reaching for his cane, the older shinobi begins to excuse himself- before realization dawns on him.

“Tsuki- and Hinata-chan as well- you may wish to make time to visit your jonin-sensei soon. Upon visiting the Uchiha district, we were informed by the young Sasuke that his father, Fugaku, died during the attack- at the hands of one of the Akatsuki. If your descriptions of them are accurate… it was none other than Sasori of the Red Sand. Sasuke is currently acting as head of the clan, due to Fugaku’s choice to distance Itachi from the clan.” Danzo explains.

Your blood runs cold- Itachi-sensei’s father died during the attack? All of the casualties had not been accounted for, but…

“The boy may not have been close to his father, and if he has been affected by his father’s death, he certainly hasn’t shown it- but still, he would likely appreciate the support. Now- I must be off. After I speak with Hiashi, we have several other clans to speak with today. Tsuki- I believe we may have found something you may be interested in near the ruins of the manor… so please, stop by the manor’s vault later. I’ll be expecting you.” Danzo says, excusing himself.

While what they found certainly captures your attention, you cannot help but wonder, what happened that Fugaku had perished? Sasori’s truly abilities beyond the suit he wore are still a mystery to you… Maybe you could find somebody who knew what happened?

Hinata’s eyes are downcast as Danzo leaves- the poor girl just wanted to have a nice breakfast. Her own life has been turned upside down- just as everyone else’s had. Konoha will recover, but will it ever be the same? You have doubts.

Regardless, you need to determine how to proceed- your time is now your own.

You….


1. Go visit somebody (Who?)

2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.

3. Go to the hospital for treatment.

4. Go somewhere specific in Konoha. (Where?)

5. Train in your room. You cannot do much, but maybe with some practice, you could try to learn single handed seals?
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>>888239
>5. Train in your room. You cannot do much, but maybe with some practice, you could try to learn single handed seals?
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>>888239
>2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.
>4. Go somewhere specific in Konoha. (Where?)

GO VISIT FUU
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>>888239
>1. Go visit somebody (Who?)
BEST GIRL FUU
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>>888239
1. Go visit somebody (Who?)
2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.
Fuu is positive times
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>>888239
>>888248
I'll support this. It'll probably be hard to stay in the dumps with her around.
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>>888239
>2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.
>4. Go somewhere specific in Konoha. (Where?)
Fuu
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>>888239
>1. Go visit somebody (Who?)

Sasuke

>2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.

Cheer them both up
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>>888239
>1. Go visit somebody (Who?)
Fuu then Sauce
>2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.
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>>888248
4 SHOULD BE 1 BUT YOU GET THE IDEA
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>>888239
5. Train in your room. You cannot do much, but maybe with some practice, you could try to learn single handed seals?

Wargle you tease.
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Rolled 54 (1d100)

>>888239
>1. Go visit somebody (Who?)
Take Hinata and let's go see sensei
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>>888239
>2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.
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THEY FOUND DEIDERAS ARM
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>>888239
>1. Go visit somebody (Who?)
>2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.

FUU
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>>888268
We aren't hacking Tsuki's off. But somebody needs to hold onto it
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So many questions remain

DID TSUKI MAKE CHUNIN
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>>888268
>Wargle feeding the cancer
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>>888273
Wargle was the one that pointed out we could use that arm in the first place.
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>>888239
1. Go visit somebody (Fuu)

Reminder to feed the QM lewds on twitter
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>>888239
>1. Go visit somebody (Who?)
Fuu
>2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.
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>>888239
>1. Go visit somebody (Who?)
Fuu then Sauce
>2. Try to cheer up Hinata by taking her outside the compound.
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>>888239
>>888248
Seconded
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>>888187
>It's all up to Fuu's choice
Apparently you haven't realized that it's a foregone conclusion that Fuu is more loyal to Taki than she is to Konoha, even if she is fond of us.

>Being an international arms dealer is the same as seizing living weapons from their countries for our own use
That's not even remotely correct and you know it. The only people who would dare to publicly do business with us if we did that are members of the criminal underworld.

>I listed incentives for them to
And I listed strong reasons for them not to. Like not pissing off every other country.

>Danzo would make it fine
Taki (and indeed, spies from the other nations) would realize quickly that she hadn't died or been taken in the crush simply by word of mouth because of her prominence in the post-crush village. Nothing short of silencing everyone in Konoha on that matter would make it even remotely possible; that's why it's such an unreasonable thing to suggest.

Unless you have something better than "Danzo would be able to make it work somehow" there's nothing more to discuss.
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I don't even want to adopt Fuu, I just want to befriend her and let her know that, whatever weirdness goes down, she at least has a friend out there.
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Seems like it's Fuu times

Writing.
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>>887612
No one would back the Hidden Sand, it's somehow in a worst place than the Mist was under Yagura.
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I could go for some bread pudding right now.
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>>888382
Cant argue with you there
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>>888273
>Wargle feeding the cancer
When doesn't he?
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>>888399
I love this quest.
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>>888399
WELP
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>>888395
He outright encourages sperging out over crazy shit we could do.

Hell, he turned METAL GEAR from a running speculation about Yoru's capabilities into a legitimate secret weapon he worked on in his spare time.
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>>888399

Holy shit.
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>>888399
Oh my.
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>>888418
You're right, I do have better things to do with my time.
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>>887771

You posted my rare Tsuki!
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>>888399
*sigh* poor yomi, she really got dealt a shit hand all because of her shit uncle and his cunt daughter.
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>>888399
amazing
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>>888399
sauce
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>>888501
Hinata's imagination
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Maybe some time outside the compound will cheer Hinata up? Besides, you do know somebody whose demeanor is rather infectious…

------------

Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t take long for the two of you to find Fuu, who is using Chomei’s abilities to fly supplies around Konoha- even using her web-like material to lift heavier loads. It has to be hard work- but Fuu does it with a smile.

“Is she…. flying?” Hinata says with no small amount of wonder in her voice.

Seems Fuu has no issues showing off all the things Chomei allows her to do- which is probably why her bodyguards were so strict.

“Fuu is, well- She’s the Jiinchuriki of the Seven-Tails, Chomei. She was a major help when the Akatsuki attacked the manor- honestly without her, I might not have lived through it.” You explain.

As you explain to HInata more about Fuu, the Takigakure shinobi spots you- and isn’t shy about letting you know.

“TSUKI-CHAN!” She cries out, flying towards you- along with her load of lumber.

At the last minute, you and Hinata able to shunshin away, but-


*CRASH*


Fuu looks upon her mess blankly for minute, before apologizing.

“S-sorry, everyone! Fuu just got a little too excited to see her friend!” She apologizes.

To your surprise, however, many of the townsfolk seem to chuckle at her, rather than be upset. Seems that by working hard to aid them, she’s earned their good will.

“Glad to see you too, Fuu. Just… be a little more careful next time, alright?” You call down to her from a nearby rooftop.

Some color raises in her cheeks as she smiles and scratches the back of her head in embarrassment.

Both you and Hinata rejoin her in the street as she works to tidy up her lumber pile.

“Fuu, this is Hinata Hyuga!” You announce, pointing to your friend.

“She’s the heiress of the Hyuga clan, and a wielder of the Byakugan dojutsu- as well as my friend, teammate and ally!” You declare with flair.

“Ts-Tsuki-hime, what are you-” Hinata stammers, her pale complexion contrasted by her bright red face.

“Woooah! I see!” Fuu says, nodding sagely. “Tsuki has such strong friends; I’m lucky to count myself among them!” She says.

“Ohohohohohoho!~ Only the strongest shinobi count themselves among my allies, Fuu! We are the elite of Konoha!” You proclaim, enjoying this far too much.

Hinata buries her face in her hands while Fuu joins you in your laughter.
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>>888516
Hngh. Too...cute....

damn it Fuu don't you dare die
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>>888516
she is us
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>>888516
I think my heart's seconds away from exploding.
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>>888516
Ah yes, the one technique that utterly trumps Hinata's Byakugan.
Embarrassment no jutsu!
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>>888516
oh my god we gotta keep fuu somehow
she's so cute
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i've been doing my part, have you?
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>>888560
Best Mom
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>>888570
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>>888516
Fuu is just too cute.

I know if she ever joins us it'll be a ways in the future after Shibuki feels we can be trusted with her for an extended period, but I still hope that we'll get more cute moments with her at some point.
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>>888578
jesus christ no
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>>888582
Ooh, I have a rare Ino too. Nice taste.
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>>888582
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>>888586
Bad taste.
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>>888595
better
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>>888593
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>>888597
Objectively wrong.
Fucking why won't you finish the pic drawfag it's the best.
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>>888606
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Once the moment passes, you decide to walk around Konoha with Fuu and Hinata, under the pretense of showing Fuu around Konoha- even though much of it is destroyed or under construction. Thankfully she still goes along with it, ooh-ing and ahh-ing when you show her things like the Hokage offices or the Monument.

When you reach the part of town where Ichiraku’s once stood, you’re pleasantly surprised to see Teuchi and his daughter making and passing out ramen to passersby as they go about their work. Seems for the time being, they’ve pitched a temporary tent up upon the lot, using what they can to make make as much ramen as possible.

“Teuchi! I see you’re doing your best!” You say, announcing your presence.

“Ah, Ms. Norihime! Yes- we’re doing what we can to keep everyone’s spirits up! Your father came by earlier, explaining what had happened; he also let us know that you had spoken to him at length about the quality of our product, and that he would see to it personally that Ichiraku’s was rebuilt better than ever!” Teuchi says, beaming proudly.


Oh, Dad. You had only mentioned it offhandedly when discussing the expense report- but seems he’s embraced the purchase with his usual enthusiasm.

“The Norihime Corporation is counting on you, Teuchi! You and your family will set the standard for ramen the world over!” You proclaim.

Your stomach growls loudly- at which Hinata and Fuu laughing.

“Uhm… speaking of which, could we have three bowls? Seems my recovery has taken it’s toll on my stomach….” You mutter, embarrassed.

Teuchi just laughs.

“Of course! Three bowls of our finest, coming right up!”

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The three of you enjoy your ramen on a nearby street corner, as there isn’t really anywhere to sit- but you don’t mind.

As you eat, Fuu marvels at the flavor.

“We don’t really have ramen places back in Takigakure-” she says, pausing to speak between loud slurps. “But Tsuki, your family owns a ramen restaurant? Amazing!”

“Brokered the acquisition myself!” You beam.

Even if the original reasons behind it weren’t exactly the best….

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Once the three of you finish your meal, you return the bowls to Teuchi, bidding him farewell. It’s now early afternoon, so you still have some time left in the day….


1. Bid farewell to Fuu and try to find Itachi-sensei.

2. Bid farewell to Fuu and see somebody else (Who?)

3. Continue along with Fuu and Hinata, finding something else to do.

4. Go back to your room and train, instead.
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>>888516
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>>888696
>1. Bid farewell to Fuu and try to find Itachi-sensei.
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>>888696
>3. Continue along with Fuu and Hinata, finding something else to do.
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>>888696
>1. Bid farewell to Fuu and try to find Itachi-sensei.
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>>888696
>1. Bid farewell to Fuu and try to find Itachi-sensei.
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>>888696
>2. Bid farewell to Fuu and see somebody else (Who?)
Find the Uchihas. Itachi and Sasuke would probably be very close by together.
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>>888696
>1. Bid farewell to Fuu and try to find Itachi-sensei.
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>>888696
>1. Bid farewell to Fuu and try to find Itachi-sensei.

I wonder how Itachi feels now when he was the one who gave the orders to not kill Garra.
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>>888696
1. Bid farewell to Fuu and try to find Itachi-sensei
Give him a distraction poor guy.
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>>888696
>3. Continue along with Fuu and Hinata, finding something else to do.
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>>888696
3
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>>888696
wait guys, what about

>5. tell fuu that her village is sending a team to bring her back, and now is her only real chance to escape or go into hiding if she wants a life of her own
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>>888696
>>888735
I support this idea. deleted my last vote.
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>>888698
I raise you the rarest Fuu
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>>888696
>1. Bid farewell to Fuu and try to find Itachi-sensei.
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i finished dumping a gig or more of lewds which may or may not have included bill clinton.

surely we will be blessed by the dice gods and wargle himself tonight.

>>888739
do keep in mind, that's mean becoming a missing-nin.
there's still the chance we could convince her village to "lend her out" or otherwise become all buddy-buddy.
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>>888740
>Akatsuki Fuu
That's heresy you fucking troglodyte.
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>>888747
It's something that should probably be discussed sooner rather than later.
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She can be taught the ways of the Norihime.
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Think Tsuki could get away with taking a concubine?
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>>888752
Yeah, if we're even going to say anything, whatever her choice, it has to be now.
Theoretically, if nobody sent a messenger, which should be the case, she could pretend to be dead.
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>>888740
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Let's go find a sad Itachi.

Writing.
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>>888777

And people wanted to cheer Hinata UP.
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>>888761
Just needs to bribe right people.
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>>888777
http://imgur.com/a/BeouM
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>>888788
Whew.

Everyone certainly took that up with gusto.
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So now that Orochimaru has the Mangekyō Sharingan does this mean he can see why kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch?
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>>888841

Because it has the Old Blood?
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I'm here again guys, which probably means Wargle is gonna quit soon ;_;.
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>>888844
Lawrence, you think now to betray me
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>>888851

It is a taste you cannot see. I swear to you; it is a part of this balanced breakfast."
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>>888845
I mean, it's 3 AM. I think wargle's going to quit soon regardless of your presence.
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After spending some more time together, you decide that you and Hinata should probably go find Itachi-sensei. It’s your duty as his genin to see to his well being, after all.

“Fuu, we’ll let you get back to your work- Hinata and I are going to go find our sensei. Be sure to come see me before you leave, alright?” You say, bidding farewell to your friend.

“Of course! Fuu is looking forward to seeing everyone in Takigakure again- but I’ll miss my new friends too. Chomei will want to say goodbye as well! Seeya later, Tsuki!” She says, before taking off into the sky.

“She’s certainly full of energy.” Hinata says with a smirk on her face.

“She’s infectious.” You say with a smile.

“Now, let’s go cheer up Itachi-sensei!”

Hinata nods, and the two of you head towards the Hokage office building.

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Although the top of the building was destroyed during the attack, most of the office building remains intact- and since Itachi-sensei is the head of ANBU, it only makes sense that this would be the place to start looking for him.

Getting direction from the young woman working the front desk, you learn Itachi has been in his office nearly non-stop- having meals brought to him, occasionally even sleeping there. While you’re certain he has a lot of work to do, this isn’t healthy; as you intend on letting him know.

It takes a few minutes to reach his office, which is a floor below the Hokage’s office. The door is shut- but he isn’t going to keep you out that easily! Knocking three times, you not-so patiently wait for a response.

“...Come in.” a voice says from behind the door.


He… sounds awful.

You open the door, letting Hinata and yourself into his office- and nearly run into a filing cabinet. The entire room is arranged to face Itachi’s desk, which itself is covered in paperwork.

“Sensei! Your loyal genin are here to cheer you up!” You announce, navigating the maze.

You’re able to see his face as you do so- and he looks almost worse than he sounds.

I thought Danzo said it hadn’t affected him….?

“Ah, girls. It’s nice of you to visit me- I’d planned to try and get out and see you, but things have been a bit… hectic.” He says with a weak smile, gesturing to the paperwork.

“What is all this, sensei?” Hinata asks.


“ANBU files, potential scouts, field reports from the remaining teams… I’ve also updated the master copy of the Bingo Book, though Anko hasn’t come to take it get new issues made from it, yet. She’s been making sure I eat, though, so I can’t complain too much.” He says, sighing.

“Sensei, we-” You start.

“Thank you, girls. I know how I must look right now- but this is how I grieve. I’ve lost both my father and one of my mentors, over the course of a few days…. I need to do what I can to make sure ANBU and Konoha stay on track- it’s what father would want…. what Minato would want. Captain Kakashi and I will do whatever it takes to steer the ship in his absence.” He says, cutting you off.

“Captain?” Hinata inquires.

“Ah- I’ve slipped and called him that a few times recently. When I first joined the ANBU, Kakashi was my team’s captain. We’ve been through much together, and when the position opened it was Kakashi, who himself was one of the Fourth’s students, who recommended me for the promotion to head of ANBU. He’s been checking up on me as well, though I suppose it’s only him watching over me. He lost his father young, and understand the pain more than most, I think.”
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“...Sorry to spill my guts to you like this, I know it’s not like me. I couldn’t face Sasuke…. Not like this. He’d been trying to get father to let me back into the clan, and now, I’m sure with him as head, he’ll do it no matter what the rest of them think. I… I should be there for him. I should be guiding him, and yet..."

Itachi leans back in his chair, staring at the ceiling.


You…. aren't sure how to react.


1. Hug Itachi.


2. Leave Itachi to his grief.
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.

Why is this even a choice?
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>>888870
>Why is this even a choice?
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.

Get hinata to hug sensei also.

Frankly he needs a break. We should bring him to go see sasuke.
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>>888870
>>888871
>>888872
Sums it up
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>>888870
>3. Grab Itachi and forcibly pull him out. You're going to go do something that isn't 'Sit in a dim room and mope.' Like help Fuu build things.
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.
Should have brought fuu I don't think she'd let him be sad.
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.

tatcial snuggling authorized
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.
Why is this even an option?
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>>888870
1. Hug Itachi.
Sense leave a clone we're going for a nice walk or something.
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>>888877
No matter how friendly she is, you do not bring an outsider into the equivalent of langley.
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.
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Lets not Husbando Itachi
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.

Get hinata to hug sensei also.
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>>888885
this is the perfect time

he is emotionally vulnerable
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.
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>>888885
Why not? unlike Negi, or every other guy around, Itachi is actually a worthy man for Tsuki.
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>>888272
She can't until there's a hokage to promote her.
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.

>when you pass out and wake up to this
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>>888885
Anon my list is as follows:

Itachi

Garra

Hinata. Damn you gif poster.
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>>888870
>1. Hug Itachi.
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>>888885
>Comforting a person going through severe emotional stress
>Husbandoing
Yeah, alright. Sure. Whatever you say.
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Huggu

Writing up last post of the night.
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Sensei maybe Uchiha scum but he is our Uchiha scum
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>>888912
>Writing up last post of the night.
Called it!

>>888917
He's a credit to his traitorous family.
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>>888917

The rest of the clan too. They're scum but they're leaf which means they're our scum and we look after our own.
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>>888917
>>888922
>>888930
If the Uchiha disowned him he can't be that bad!
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His pain cuts you like a knife.

He needs somebody to help him…

You can be that somebody. You need to help him…


Before you think any better of it, before you fill your head with doubts-

You run to him, taking him in your embrace.

“Itachi-sensei….. It’s not your fault.”

He looks at you, his eyes slightly sunken from lack of sleep.

“Tsuki….”

Before you can respond, Hinata hugs him from the other side. When had she….?

“She’s right, sensei. Please… do not punish yourself.”

“.....................................”


Itachi laughs. It’s a dry, raspy thing, unlike the ones you’d grown so used to hearing.

“Truly, I’ve fallen far. Girls…. Thank you. I…. I’ll go see Sasuke. I should not make my loyal genin worry so, should I?”

Slowly, he stands. Both of you release him, and he rests a hand on both of your heads.

“Seems I’ve been blessed by the company of a pair of strong women- truly… thank you.”

You let Itachi pass as he leaves, the complement hanging in your chest. As he closes the door behind him, you look down at his desk to see a single piece of paper:


ANBU CANDIDATE: TSUKI NORIHIME
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>>888957
ITS FUCKING HAPPENING
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That's where we'll pause for tonight.

I'll stop by tomorrow or friday to finish up our thread, so stay tuned boys and girls!

Good to be back.

@WargleQM for Encouragement

Inter-Thread Chat Go!
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>>888959
Thanks for running!
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>>888959
Thank you for running, Wargle.
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>>888959
Thanks for running wargle.

How badly did the village suffer in the attack?
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>>888957
>ANBU CANDIDATE: TSUKI NORIHIME

oh my

do we get to pick our animal mask?

>>888959
g'night
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>>888957
>ANBU CANDIDATE: TSUKI NORIHIME
FUCK! YES!
We are /SO/ worthy!

Bet this is because we listened to him about not bringing down the hammer on Gaara.

Thank you for running, boss!
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>>888957

YOOOOOOOOOOO!

>>888959

Thanks for running, Wargle!
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>>888963
Overall, it was pretty rough. Two Biju, along with Suna and the Akatsuki- even if their leadership didn't use their full power, it was enough to take Konoha to their limit.

Many of the civilians and shinobi perished- ANBU specifically took a large amount of casualties. Aside from the other, named Shinobi who died.
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>>888966
The real question is Tapir or Rabbit? I say Tapir so in a way we can always have our little guardian with us.
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>>888978
what would a Tapir mask look like though?
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>>888978

Artfag made his choice ago- not like it matters much

:^)
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>>888971
So something on the level of Pain's assault but without the casualties being brought back?

Which of the clans suffered very badly?
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>>888981
>Ears
No thanks.
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>>888981

Turtle?
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>>888981
>ears
>that nose
Well that is like a half rabbit
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>>888981
>>888984
>>888985

I didn't see the ears. Was going by the nose.
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>>888984
ears on mask is a thing
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>>888980
Well let's take a look at tapirs...

Jesus Christ how horrifying

>>888988
Yeah, but those aren't aren't bad looking.
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>>888978
Oh fuck I completely forgot Yume was kill.

>>888981
I don't think I'll ever be able to enjoy your quest.
Unless the super obvious hint earlier from Danzo was Yume.
I'm 50/50 on Yume or the arm
It'd better be Yume.
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>>888988
Yeah but look how small they are.
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>>888990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN6bydOEPN4
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>>888988
Gotta agree with >>888990
Plus you can't grab the ears on those ANBU masks. Putting things that are easy to grab on a helmet or mask is What Not To Do: Step 1.
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>>888992
Wargle confirmed that Maru saved Yume
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNxNxWK2-VU
Just showing more masks...and root operatives
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Shitty Tapir Mask
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>Google tapirs to see what their faces are like
>Now haunted by the fact that tapirs have gigantic dongs
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>>888998
Life has meaning again.
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>>889001
STOP IT, I'M TRYING TO FORGET
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>>889000
I like it. Trips confirmed.
>>889001
Does that mean Danzo has a gigantic dong?
:^)
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>>889001

>Anbu nickname: Dong Face
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>>889000
See that nose has the same problem as the bunny ears. You can grab it.
Nice trips though.
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>>889007
Well bird beak does it!
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I don't think tsuki will make a good anbu. She's like one of five dark skinned people in the setting.
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>>889005
It means that our plushy buddy now seems a lot less innocent...

>>889004
YOU DON'T GET TO FORGET!
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>>889007
Also fixed
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>>889012
BTC
TAPIR'D
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Inspiration for Anbu Mask
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>>889012
Are you suggesting we get a giant plushy with an...overly sized addition....I mean we do only take biggest and best but anon where would we hide it?
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>>889008
I think that's just inconsistent drawing. That guy was a (sort of) recurring character. Less extreme in this picture.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4tZ5MHHqp64/mqdefault.jpg
And this is a side one. Don't know why >>888988 makes it look longer and thinner.
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>>889019
>but anon where would we hide it?

Where do you think~?
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>>889023
In vagoo?

Oh, no, of course not.
Yume's butt.
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>>889000
maybe just curve the nose
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>>889022
Well have an indepth break down of how to fix it

>>889019
>>889023
>>889025
THIS IS NOT WHAT DANZO WANTED
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>>889029
This is perfect. How can other masks even compete?
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>>889031
Youre kidding right?
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>>889031
Danzo mask might be pretty cool. Creepy though.
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>>889032
I'm not an artfag, please don't think of me as one.
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There is a sort of poetry to using the tapir or baku as the basis for a mask.

As ANBU, it would be Tsuki's duty to "devour" the "nightmares" of Konoha's people while they rest, unaware and unafraid.
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>>889038

Nice. Plus it'd be a unique mask.
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Someone archive
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>>889038
>baku
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>>889041
No, no archives.

The thread isn't over. I do that on my own once it is.
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How do we go from THIS?
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>>889038
Also also, since those animals are tusked, we could put greater emphasis on those than the nose.
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>>889045
To THIS?
>>889042
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>>889048
the mask makers are lazy and cheap
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>>889047
>tusk
>tapir
?
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>>889050
Well if anyone is gonna have the most quality mask, it should be Tsuki. Yes I know that isn't the point, but I'll be damned if Tsuki has to wear some common ANBU's mask.
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>>889048
Because ANBU are meant to be anonymous and hard it ID on a personal level?
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>>889054
They didn't even try to make a Tapir!
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>>889052
We are already gonna work with dad and bring ANBU out of the dark ages, senbon SMG, grappling hook coils, wrist mounted net launcher, various new kinds of bomb and more.
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>>889057
Yeah, who needs New Root when you can have New ANBU?
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>>889051
Like most big summons, Baku is based on a Japanese mythological creature called... Baku
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>>889054
>>889056

Plus, if you want them to be hard to identify, then why let them have different masks?
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>>889059
We are going off Yume though. Also then they have even less excuse for not adding some little ridges or whatever.
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Every member of ANBU gets one...with camera eyes
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Post your rares
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>>889068
Tapirs are the best
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>>889061
Hard for outsiders to identify. Homage and other anbu still need to recognize them.
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>>888516
Y'all don't see it?
This was on purpose.
She's actually a homicidal maniac in disguise and thought we couldn't shunshin in our state.
That's why her bodyguards were watching her so tight.
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>>889073

It''s not that hard if you just look for the specific masks.
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>>889079
But they won't know who is wearing the mask.
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>unique bloodline
>ANBU
So Tsuki's either going to need to go full "NO SURVIVORS" or git gud at non-Stellar things.
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>>889180
She's already good at fire so she just needs another element to round things out. If you really want to go full sneak then never use fire or lightning while masked.
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>>889180
Earth should bandage our massive water weakness, if Tsuki can git gud at it.
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>>889180
She's good enough with Fire Jitsu. Why would she need to use Stellar? That's a dead giveaway.
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>>889459
Good shit anon, I think having the nose simply be a ridge is better for practical purposes. Not sure how to make that clear though.
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>>889459
10/10
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>>889459

Either have the nose as a simple ridge, or have the end of it meld back into the mask frame.
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>>889459
Pretty good.

If we pick a baku mask, this is what it should look like.

>>889494
There's no real point to making the mask with more than a simple ridge. It'd make it harder to make and much easier to break if we had it actually come off of the mask.
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>>889459
Wow, I like this one. If we contract with bunnies or not, I'd like our mask to be a Tapir.
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>>889636
we are danzo's protege. he'd probably give us the baku contract too.
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>Senjutsu powered Stellar release
>Rikudou Chakra powered Stellar Release
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>>889654
And then the whole planet burns down....
GREAT JOB Anon >.>
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>>889672
Rikudou would gives us onmyouton and truth-seeking balls, made of all 5 natures. way more op than stellar.
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>>889672

Meh, Canon Naruto was capable of destroying the universe at his apex.

I always found that hilarious, as the running theme of the serious was that hard-work would surpass raw genius and strength, and then it turns out the "Hard Work" is inheriting the powers and memories of his ancient Quarter-Alien past-life and then further empowered by his Half-Alien God-being of a father.
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>>889681
Well, Might Guy beating the ever loving shit out of Ten-Tailed Madara still qualifies, I would think, seeing as he's the son of the Eternal Genin whose only redeeming qualities were his optimistic personality and his aptitude for opening the gates (which anyone can theoretically do, the difficulty aside).

Still, your point about it being overshadowed by powers derived from bloodlines and genetics is quite valid.
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>>889681
>>889858
"Hard work" was never the theme of Naruto, that's Lee's thing. Naruto was all about perseverance, "A Shinobi Endures". In that light the ENTIRE STORY is Naruto endlessly moving forward no matter how little hope or chance he has of doing something. It's about never giving up even when all is lost, and that's what Naruto does.
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>>889881

The "Shinobi is written the same as Endure" faggotry came much, much later.

From the start it was about Hard work and determination, the LOSER and frankly stupid guy ending up equal with the talented genius because he worked harder.

This is Kishimoto you are talking about, the dude who forgot to give Hinata's brats the Byakugan until he was called out on it.
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>>889885
Is that why boruto didn't have it? And here I thought it was intentional.
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>>889912
neat, but the ears seem a bit more, triangular?, than a real rabbit's. All in all though, I like it.
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>>889912
The ears are still too long. Easy way to grab someone.
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>>889885
>The "Shinobi is written the same as Endure" faggotry came much, much later.
You nigger that started in the goddamn wave arc and fully came out before Shippuden started!
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>>889459
I don't get why you guys like that nose. It's hideous.
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>>890686
It could certainly stand to have a softer flow to it, rather than hard corners.
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>>890686
They are closet phallus lovers.
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>>889912
That looks more like a kangaroo to me.
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>>890686
Rabbit ones are much worse.
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>>890765
So far? Not in terms of appearance.

It might be best to choose something that's easier to make into a cute mask.
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I forget... do anbu masks HAVE to be animal themed? or can we just toss on a blank mask with eyeholes.
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>>890770
They look terrible to me.
>>890801
yes. The masks shouldn't be too unique.
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>>890801
I wouldn't mind one with a crescent moon design
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>>890877
Oooh... now there's an idea. I'm almost reminded of sailor moon, the princess of the moon. Her name was even Usagi, haha. Would that also work as an ANBU code-name?
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>>890815
I think they might work if you did the ears as part of the color scheme or alternatively they were along the side of the mask - image related.

That tapir trunk looks horrible so far in every iteration.
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>>890916
See You might be able to do that but make the ears floppy, so they go around the edges of the mask instead of sticking up.

Sort of to the left and right and down the sides.
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>>890877
>>890914
Must everything be about the moon?
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>>890877
>>890914
I'd rather keep moon/4beat shit out of this

I'd just like a non discreet mask
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I'm gonna suggest that everyone /not/ type "tapir mask" into google image search.

Just... just don't.
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>>890961
I did.. and I saw tapir masks.
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>>890934
>>890936

But it was inevitable anons. Even with voters choosing the same and background, we ended up as Tsuki Norihime, nick-named Tsuki-hime, from thread 1.

Do recall what Tsuki-hime means when translated into english:
Tsuki:月(moon) Hime: 姫(princess)

So yeah, it seems she was destined for the life of a moon princess.
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>>890986
This one really stood out to me in the worst possible way.
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>>891005
No, it doesn't. God, why are moonfags so hellbent making everything into a theme?
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>>891017
Why waste a perfectly good plotline, is my logic.

Kaguya is slowly warming up to us, and it's quite possible that we'll be able to sway her from her views in this timeline. Naturally, if things fall through and she goes full moon hitler then we'll put her down, but I don't think we should resign ourselves to that outcome when the alternative isn't out of the question.
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>>891017
I'll grant that it's better than a character with no cohesive theme, I'm just not sure ANBU is were we should maintain it overtly.

Rabbits are fine and not too overt I think, and Tapirs got that dream/night time guardian vibe.
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>>891067
But, why limit ourselves with a theme?
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why can't moon themes ever be mentioned without the instant kneejerk against it? can't we keep the summoning thing (that Tsuki may or may not be planning to do IC??? I dunno how Wargle wants the thread to relate to Tsuki's actual thought process) separate from other topics, that might maybe want to use the moon or tigers/turtles/birb/dwagon, since, you know, the moon and the four beasts are useful, popular symbols for things other than one side of a summon debate?
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>>891104
The knee jerk reaction was because people kept on pushing the moon on others which then led to a massive sperg war with both sides making statements that make absolutely no sense

I personally just got tired of both sides shilling and just wish that they would shut the fuck up

I don't want another shitstorm is all.
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>>891199
>I don't want another shitstorm
Kek.
Why even bother with this narrative form then?
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>>891256
From what I hear don't tell artfag that. Considering wargle once told us too bully him and draw something "nice"
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>>890686
That's the joke. Also you try making something a tapir.

>>890801
>Tsuki
>Settling for something plain
1-800-Comeonow

>>891104
I personally wouldn't want more moon stuff because we already have plenty of moon related things.
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>>891085
Why simply write off a theme when it could be fun?
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>>891566
Different people have different ideas of fun. Also to ruin the party yes, ANBU are all animal mask.
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>>891585

Maybe we can try to get a human-shaped mask?

Man: THE REAL ANIMAL!
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>>891566
>Fun
>Literally want everything to be one theme
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>>891610
It doesn't have to be everything, m8.

But insisting that we never use a theme is constricting other people's idea of fun as well.
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>>891610
Oh please, let the haughty rich girl isn't already happily playing to her own themes already. Cut the doom and gloom, the moon and rabbit demonstrably do not define everything about her.
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>>891609
I'd rather a Tapir or Rabbit mask even if they look bad.
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>>888888
nice roll fagot
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Having no preference on whether we use a rabbit or a baku mask. I would like to point out that the addition of the nose section on the baku would allow for the inclusion of some form of rebreather or filter similar to those in the lovely desert ops masks we had created prior. Also for people concerned about a rabbit mask having ears that can be grabbed, they can easily be construct in a way which would cause them to snap off easily should the need arise, maybe even acting as a possible backup weapon.
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>>892190
It would be a Tapir mask, not Baku. Baku has tusk. Yume is our little tuskless dream guardian.
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Am I the only one here who hopes we go full Satsuki here? Grab four people (one from each team) to be our lieutenants?
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>>892318

I don't know if Tsuki's ass will be that great, though.
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>>892327
Well we are partially from Kumo...so there's that
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>>892327

We also don't have a sister with which to lovingly Incest
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Reminder folks, let's head to the moon to bury the hatchet. If we take the contract with the elderich bunnies so be it if not make moon boy take it as part of the price for rescuing him.

That way everyone wins. But most importantly dad gets a new friend when we bring him back.
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>>892352
Fuu is close enough to make it loook like it
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>>892327
Why wouldn't it be? Don't let your dreams be dreams, anon.
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>>892190
I like the idea of integrating the desert masks we had improvised earlier into our ANBU mask, though there's no reason why doing so has to be limited to the tapir mask.

As for the rabbit ear weapons, it could be useful, but having easily-grabbed ears break off into weapons might just give our opponent an edge in a bad situation. Personally, I think it's safer to either simply have them snap off easily or have them short and out of the way so they can't be grabbed.
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>>892565

Personally, I think people are focusing too much on mere mortal hand to hand combat, most Shinobi go for raw damage in combat with their super-human capabilities.
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>>892579
I personally think the ears just look bad.
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>>892327
>>892338
>Not remembering Asa was stacked
Tsuki's won't be great it will be the best in Konoha, at bare minimum
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>>892372
No, and that's so fucking meta.
>>892565
The ears look terrible and what's the whole point of them anyways?
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>>892605
To give our opponent a fair chance and something extra to stab us with, obviously.
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>>892604
If your quest is actually the same canon I will disappointed.
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>>892618
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>>892618
I don't think Wargle would include anything too terrible. He's shown pretty good taste so far.
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So tsuki needs to learn a third element and some restraining jutsu. Earth release maybe?

Time to build that wrist wearable auto senbon launcher. Need to customize whichever anbu mask she gets with night vision or some shit.
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>>893909
Why not air? Danzo can teach it to her since he's right there, and it can directly enhance the stellar release even further.
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>>893941
If things continue the way they're going Danzo might be very very busy.
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>>893941
Anons seem to want full sneak mode when doing anbu shit, in which case you don't want to do things that give away your identity.

On the other hand, as far as fighting with a team goes, we have nori who has an affinity for air.
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>>893941
Air is pretty shitty, it combos with fire, but we don't really need it.

Earth has a LOT of utility jutsu and helps our "coverage"
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>>894029
Certain earth techniques also combo with fire.
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Hey, is there a reason why Itachi can't be the next Hokage?

Obviously he wasn't an option in canon, but as the head of ANBU in this timeline I'd imagine he'd be up there with Tsunade and Danzo as options for the Fifth.
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I'm still suggesting we start to make use of our wealth and dads gadgets big style. Stellar burns through our reserves and weapons use none. Have some Senbon guns, bombs (proper ones not tags), poison stuff and so on.

If we do this plus one more nature (personally I suggest earth to cover our own elemental weaknesses). We will then have most bases covered.

DANZO FOR HOKAGE
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>>894065
He's an option, Danzo is an option and Tsunade is an option
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>>893428
>I don't think Wargle would include anything too terrible.
>He's shown pretty good taste so far.
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>>894475
If you don't like it why are you here?
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>>894078
>technology
Honestly, it annoys me how this perfectly good idea is consistently getting brought up and promptly forgotten.

Boosting our tech strengthens our ability to fight without our chakra, and as the crush clearly demonstrated, pulling everything out of our bag of tricks can and will drain us dry, and we can't really do squat right now without our chakra pool. Our taijutsu is resoundingly average, and we absolutely cannot use anything recognizable like the Kiba if we're going to be undertaking black ops (be they ANBU or ROOT) for Konoha, so we should instead invest in technology to bolster our non-chakra combat.
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>>894529
Man, some guys really do hate the swords huh, it's called scrolls my man.

You can summon the Kiba with a scroll and only use them when you need to really kill someone. Not using them at all is ridiculous
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>>894596
Hell we might be able to combine them with some Norihimie tech and turn them into Lighting generations.

Anbu Tsuki calls down a storm.
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>>894611
....They can already do that with rain. Which we can make
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>>894630
Right. We may not need to make rain if we use tech. And we can hide the fact that we're using the Kiba if they're re purposed.
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>>894638
Just stop dude, we can ADD tech to our arsenal sure, but re-purposing the kiba is fucking retarded.
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>>894674
I disagree. We're not allowed to use them on natives to the village and they're a dead give away.

If they're re-tooled it we're technically allowed to use them and they won't be as obvious if at all recognizable.
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>>894638
I'm willing to bet we'll have to choose, chunin and Kiba or ANBU route. not both.
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>>894696
Why would Kiba be locked to Chunin?

That doesn't make any sense. It seems entirely arbitrary.
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>>894693
>We're not allowed to use them on natives to the village

That is not a negative, and if we kill the person we're fighting with while using them the dead giveaway doesn't fucking matter.

>>894696
Nah fampai
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>>894638
I'd be good with this.

It's just that having Kiba out and obvious is a very bad thing for any sort of black op, but otherwise I have no problem with having and using it in general.

>>894674
Why is it retarded?

It's just a sword. A sword with lightning chakra that we might be able to use for other purposes. And a very famous sword that anybody who knows about it could not fail to recognize if they saw it.
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>>894706
He's not wrong, wargle said they were locked behind chunin. But there's not a rule that says becoming chunin means we can't be anbu. Chunin is literally a rank
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>>894720
Repurposing typically means destroying, we'd be losing whatever made them special in the first place. Which is fucking retarded, they easily the second most powerful blade behind samehada and quite literally the sharpest swords in the setting.
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>>894715
If the Kiba aren't seen and it's just a user skilled with lighting it's different.

>>894730
Then I worded that incorrectly. What I'm saying is why on earth would Tsuki be suddenly stripped of the Kiba if she was inducted into the Anbu? It doesn't make sense.

We've trusted you with a powerful weapon, and in fact think you would be great for our best agents! So you can't be trusted with this weapon.
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>>894742
I should've quoted the other guy, I was correcting him.

My bad
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>>894741
Obviously we shouldn't destroy the Kiba, but that doesn't mean we can't just hook them up to electrodes or something to power some tech.
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>>894741
I didn't say destroy them. But I was thinking we could mount them in a pack or something.

Off the top of my head I was thinking something like Shriek from batman beyond, just swap out sound for lighting.
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>>894774
Hmmm, I don't think it could work well.

The metal they're made of is special in some weird way and I don't think you could make it work like an electrode.

Don't forget they're also the only melee weapons that can channel stellar chakra
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>>894805
We don't know if it will work or not and if we're going Anbu we'd really be better noff not using Stellar because Tsuki is so far the only person who can.
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>>894805
You don't know until you try though.

We don't yet have a reason to assume that it can't be done because we know so little about the Kiba and how the lightning chakra interacts with proper electricity.

That said, I'll bring up the old point about how Sasori's thread spinners are clear evidence that sufficiently advanced tech can in fact manipulate chakra reliably and effectively, so it's not a stretch to suppose that the proper tech may be able to obtain electrical energy from the Kiba.
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>>894837
The Kiba may not generate electricity but it appears that they increase control over/magnifying it.

Tsuki's chakra would probably still be the primary source she draws from, but she may have increased power/finer control.
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>>894825
Oh, I meant out of anbu disguise. Obviously we wouldn't be running around using it on covert missions.

>>894837
They don't generate electricity, they channel it. And only when being wielded, which makes the electrode idea kind of odd.
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>>894868
I don't care if we use them openly out of anbu.

I was saying when we act sneaky like with whatever animal mask we get I want to still use the kiba in some supplemental fashion and hopefully swap to using lighting chakra over stellar so we don't out Tsuki.
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>>894850
>>894868
If the Kiba doesn't produce power then we may still be able to use it to turn our own chakra into power, though this is admittedly becoming increasingly convoluted.

Either way though, the initial point that it shouldn't be used on covert ops still stands. I've got no problem with using it when we aren't being sneaki breeki (and indeed, I hope we get it for the amplifier bonus), but tech is the better investment when it comes to strengthening our abilities in black ops where the Kiba are unlikely to be an option.
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>>894529
So, go the TenTen route and pack lots of stuff in seals to carry as equipment?

Ideas: Ranged weapons, melee weapons, armor or fullbody suits for different environments, extra explosives that are not limited to seals(but can be enhanced by seals), utility stuff like traps, ropes/wires, extra medikits + soldier pills, and

Ranged weapons: things like shuriken, kunai, and needles are usually used as ammo for ranged attacks, and are thrown at super-fast speed by ninjas with supernatural strength, so normal launchers don't have enough speed to make them worth it for powerful ninjas. But, if ninjas are so strong, why can't they use something like a crossbow with extremely high pull to fully make use of that strength, and launch heavy/explosive/other projectiles silently at the speed just below speed of sound. Also, what about a railgun? It's far simpler in principle and to make than other electro-magnetic weapons such as coilguns, and could use her lightning chakra for extra firepower.

melee weapons: the Kiba lightning swords are definitely going to be ours, but what else could be used? cuz in the end, they're too recognizable if we want to stay hidden and anonymous amongst the ANBU. Maybe lighting-conducting gauntlet with extendable claws? to taze and/or stab silently with minimal sound and light. That or just a pair of trench knives that can conduct lightning, for and even smaller and more compact weapon, but less armored protection for the hand and wrist that the gauntlet can give.

armor/suits: Tsuki designed on her own, using some inspiration here and there, a sand/dust mask to use in deserts. It's brilliant, and will be incorporated into future ANBU masks. Why not go for more? swimming gear with oxygen tanks to go underwater for missions in the land of the mist, or other wet places. Heat-resistant suits with air-conditioning/phase-shift cooling system to keep the body cooler in dangerously hot places. Full body armored suit, with built-in wound-sealing foam* dispensers, to keep her better protected than ever when mobility is less of a concern than protection. Sneak suit that helps to make every contact with a surface more silent, and is camouflaged with a non-reflective color that makes it much harder to pick up in the dark. This is all not yet including the chakra armor the snow guys used, and I'm not sure if practical power-armor can be developed yet at all.

Utility + explosives: For the stuff I described in the fullbody amor, we could invent the biofoam. It would stop bleeding at puncture site, numb pain, but not actually heal wounds. Not sure how hard it would be to invent, but it would be useful for first aid at least when medi-nins are crazy rare. Other things like different kind of bombs, such as simple big explosions, or air-fuel bombs for bunkers and the like, or gas bombs to neutralize with lethal or non-lethal means, or smoke and flashbangs. Traps, wires, extra medikits, soldier pills, and all other gear can be included.
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You freeze, eyes glued to the paperwork.


ANBU? Not that you hadn’t considered it, but….


“Tsuki, what are you doing…..?” Hinata whispers.


Without even realizing, you had began to reach for the paper. Was it curiosity? The overpowering desire to read this report on yourself?


Hand still outstretched, your eyes meet Hinata’s. She looks concerned, but seems to be somewhat curious herself.


Who else is being considered among your peers? Had ANBU really been hit that hard? Itachi-sensei might not exactly be forthcoming with this kind of sensitive information….


You…


1. Take the paperwork.

2. Ask Hinata to thumb through the paperwork with her Byakugan.

3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.


(AND WE'RE BACK! Sorry for the delay, everyone.)
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>>895066
>2. Ask Hinata to thumb through the paperwork with her Byakugan.

Do it Hina, you are a norihime asset.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895066
3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895066
3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895066
Also that's a super cute picture of her.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don't want to breach Itachi-sensei's trust.
We can trust Itachi to put us where we'll do the most good, regardless of where it might be.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.

That's a nice image .
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
good tsuki
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.

This is totally a test. He didn't just 'happen' to leave it out in plain sight.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.

Heh, it doesn't really all that much and since it's supposed to be a secret...
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>>895092
He might have he's exhausted. Also it might be a test to see if Tsuki is a good enough operative to snoop when snooping is warranted.

I'd also like to see what he says about tsuki on paper and if Hinata is willing to follow Tsuki's orders over Itachi's trust.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895099
How is snooping warranted? The head of Anbu sees his students in his office, talks with them, leaves while they remain, and just happens to leave paperwork concerning one or both of them out on the desk?
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>>895114
It's information vital to her future.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895116
That he'll presumably bring up when the time is right, not leave out hoping she'll snoop. That's just dumb.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895099
If it is a test, it would be a test of loyalty. ANBU can't be willing to put their own interests ahead of the nation, no matter how harmless it may seem.

Remember, we will likely be expected to remain ignorant of specific secrets other agents have been trusted with if we join ANBU, as torture can't pry out information that isn't there.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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>>895066
>3. Leave with Hinata. You don’t want to breach Itachi-sensei’s trust.
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I could go for some pizza right now.
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Leaving with Hinata

Writing~
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>>895066
>2. Ask Hinata to thumb through the paperwork with her Byakugan.

>>895080
>>895081
>>895095
>>895112
>>895132
>>895157
I smell samefagging.
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>>895204
>Just noticed my ID changed

I retract my samefagging accusation.
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>>895213
>ID doesn't change
Feels great
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>>895235
Oh man that game was fucking awesome
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>>895238
That main theme still plays in my head. But we better be careful with how much these mechs grow. I never could beat that final boss mother fucker.
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>>895258
Dragon gun and the starter bot.

Got me through the whole moon bit at the end
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>>895193
I'm proud of you, anons. For now being autistic retards and recognising when you're not supposed to spy on classified information for the hell of it.
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>>895274
If Itachi and Danzo are in question, 9/10 times we are gonna act in their favor.
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>>895265

Green Ape bot and Dragon Gun for me.

Dragon/Wyrm Gun a best.
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>>895265
>>895286
I never used the Dragon gun and now my gamecube is dead. Fuck
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>>895279
Hell yes! Obedience without question, Loyalty until underver- wait, wrong universe.
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>>895290

You can probably find an emulator somewhere.
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>>895290
The dragon gun was busted dude
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>>895298

And awesome.
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>>895235
>>895238
I loved that game but like no one I know played it. Feels bad man. Dragon gun was broken as fuck and it was great. Sequel when?
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>>895331
it had like 2 on the DS
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>>895331

There was one on the DS. It's better than the GameCube version.

>>895336

I only remember Arena.
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>>895238
>>895258
>>895265
etc.

Holy fuck, I thought I was the only one that remembered this game. Also metal bear a best body.
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>>895399
Fuck, man. I normally lurk, but I have to come out of hiding to say Custom Robo was amazing. Sword Storm gun all day every day.
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>>895399
>Metal Bear
>not Ape or Javelin
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We Custom Robo Quest now.
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>>895405
Hell yeah man, that was always my backup gun! >>895336
I did not know that, and now I gotta dig for my DS... fuckit I'm emulating the shit outta that tonight.
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>>895413
Honestly.... I have been meaning to start running a quest for a while..... Custom Robo would be an awesome quest setting. Don't quote me on it, but it might be a thing one day. Who knows?
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>>895279
I really hope Tsuki take what Itachi tells her to do in the future with a massive grain of salt, considering his interference the fight with Garaa is directly responsible for dozens of deaths and millions of ryo in property loss.
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>>895413
Let's create small simulacra that move according to the chakra of the person who touches it, and market it as a childrens' toy.

It'll sell like hotcakes, and we can use the proceeds to make more elaborate ones that can fight with each other.
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>>895433
Oh shit, are we Banished Quest now?
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>>895438
Bitch I think we might be.
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>>895438
I really hope not. That's hands down the most toxic community.
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>>895484
Not enough shitposting from the players or smug from the QM. Also nobody as said they want to fuck Wargle's sister yet.
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>>895496
>>895499
I meant about using our setting's power source to make a game and sell for money.
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No- it wouldn’t be right.

“C’mon Hinata, let’s go.” You say, using your outstretched hand to grab Hinata’s.

“Ah- alright, Tsuki-hime.” She replies, following you out of Itachi’s office.

As the two of you walk down the hallway leading to the stairwell, you cannot shake the feeling that you’re being watched…. But by whom?

------------


As you leave the Hokage’s offices, you notice the sun has begun to dip in the sky- you’ll need to go and meet Danzo soon.

Hinata takes this opportunity to head back to the compound, after bidding you farewell.

“Off to meet Shimura-san, then? I’ll see you at home- try not to stay out too late!” She says, her smile bright as the evening sun.

“See you there, Hinata. Don’t worry, there isn’t too much trouble for me to get into.” You respond, mirroring her smile.

As she heads south down Konoha’s main road, you turn northward- towards the Hokage monument, damaged as it is. Somehow during the fighting, the 3rd and 4th Hokage’s heads had been damaged- most of it seems to be surface level, however, as the monuments still stand.

As you begin to approach the stairs heading up the mountain, though, you can’t help but wonder- what exactly does Danzo want to give you- and why do you need to meet in private?

You suppose you’ll just have to wait and see.

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By the time Danzo arrives, evening has always fully become night. You’d taken to picking about the ruins of the manor, though most everything had been destroyed. To your surprise, your father had taken the destruction pretty well, and when hearing your laments on losing the house, he decided it was time for some fatherly advice.

“Trinkets are trinkets, Tsuki. There is nothing in the house more valuable than our memories- and those memories haven’t been lost. We’ll rebuild our home, and continue to make new memories. Besides- Maru collected a few things before taking shelter in the basement. I think you’ll be happy to see what remains.” He said, flashing that trademark smile.

You miss him, even though he’s only been gone a few days- although you suspect the thought of nearly losing him, coupled with the death you’ve witnessed is magnifying those feelings....


Danzo’s arrival shakes you from those thoughts- like a flame burning through the morning fog.

“We’ve had men search the rubble, Tsuki. Not much left to find, I would think.” He says, not unkindly.

“Easy for you to say- all of your things were safe underground!” You pout.

Danzo’s face eases into a small smile, and the two of you walk over to the iron shutter covering the entrance to the basement.
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>>895502
But it's still a toy that uses chakra to work. The common people that don't/can't use chakra surely couldn't, rich or not, since it would be useless to them. Ninjas are a only a percent of the total population, and most of them are using what money they have to restock ammo and explosives, maintain equipment, and buy better gear. Only a small fraction of them then would be able to enjoy it, unless you make the toys extremely cheap to produce and sell anyways.
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>>895499
True, but we might get there soon. Husbando wars will probably begin after timeskip, with a fucking vendetta.
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>>895532
Everyone has chakra in the narutoverse though, even if they can't all do crazy shit with it.
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>>895524
WARGLE LIVES! HE LIVES!!!!
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Walking through the passages of the basement wordlessly, you feel a small bit of comfort. Even these darkened halls are part of your home- and this part still survives. You haven’t lost it all- and Father is right. You can, and will, rebuild.

Danzo opens the door to his room, then steps aside, allowing you to enter.

“Your gifts are inside, although I have some other things to show you as well.” The old shinobi says, his small smile widening slightly.

On Danzo’s end table, you see several things- two headbands, a ring, and Yume, as clean and pristine as you left him.

Running over to the table, you pick up….


1. The Konoha headband

2. The Kumo headband

3. The strange ring

4. Yume
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>>895628
>4. Yume
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>>895628
>1. The Konoha headband
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>>895628
>3. The strange ring
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>>895628
>4. Yume
YAY! Yume lived! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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>>895524
I get the feeling we're about to have the ANBU/ROOT choice.
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>>895628
>4. Yume
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>>895628
>3. The strange ring
What the hell is this thing?
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>>895628
>4. Yume
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>>895628
>4. Yume
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>>895628
>4. Yume
>3. The strange ring
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>>895628
>Konoha Headband

Maybe.... Ebisu's?
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>>895628
>1. The Konoha headband
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>>895628
>4. Yume
We should ask about the ring though.
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>>895639
ROOT IS ANBU, it's an organization inside ANBU.
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>>895637
One ring? Does it rule them all? Is this the advent of Aoitsuki.
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>>895628
>4. Yume
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>>895643
the akatsuki ring
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>>895628
3. The strange ring
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>>895628
>1. The Konoha headband
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>>895652
I'm sure we will. He said, "Gifts." So I'm assuming they're all Tsuki's this is just to see what we go to first.
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>>895628
>3. The strange ring
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>>895628
>4. Yume
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>>895628
3. The strange ring
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>>895628
>4. Yume
Only valid answer.
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>>895628
>4. Yume
Only choice.
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>>895628
1. The Konoha headband

What we fought for
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this a good representation of Yume? or is it too ornate?
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>>895653
Originally, yes, but it hasn't been that way since Minato shut it down and absorbed the remnants into ANBU.

Tsuki deciding on that choice is a likely possibility here.
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>>895703

Way too ornate.
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Yume time

Writing~
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>>895661
Oh damn that's interesting. That thing is a longrange chalra antenna/comms device. We could do CRAZY SHIT with that if we can figure out how it works!
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Our mother's headband, the headband of ebisu, the ring of deidara and a stuffed toy...

And we pick the toy, I dunno feels scummy to me
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>>895731
The toy has been with us since a small child and was our first friend.
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>>895731
Young girl sees long lost toy, picks it over other objects before realizing their importance.
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>>895735
sure sure, but my cynical depressed adult brain is having fits.
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>>895731
Why? It represent out most treasured memories and the item that belonged to us the longest. Yes Mother's headband is important, but we only got it recently. the same for Ebisu's headband, which while is significant, it's the lesson that we learned from it that was more important. The Ring is just a mystery box which we can open later, but it's the Doll that she had from her childhood that was with her the longest, and had the most memories with, and thus should be the most important to her.
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>>895731
It's a pragmatic choice, considering it gives us control over whether to deal with the Beasts and Kaguya each night.
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You lift your small companion from the table and give him a light squeeze.

He squeaks indignantly, and you laugh.

“Didn’t mean to leave you behind, old friend. I’m glad you’re safe.”

His button eyes don’t show much emotion- but you know he understands.

From behind you, Danzo’s laughter echos. “You’ve always treasured Yume, and I’m glad to see that hasn’t changed.” He says- is he teasing you?

“Hmph- Yume is my oldest companion, and has never wavered in his duty.” You pout.

Gently setting him down, you inspect the remaining items-

Ebisu-sensei’s headband, which sits nearby to Mother’s. You’re relieved they are safe- these things are precious mementos of those passed- and while memories might fade, as long as you have these keepsakes, they can have a home to inhabit.

The final item takes you a moment to recognize- and the character inside of it only names it’s color, not an owner or organization. However…
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“The ring of the Akatsuki member, Deidara?” You question aloud, inspecting it closer.

“It was recovered along with his severed arm. The arm itself was most interesting, so we’ve kept it preserved below- the ring, however, is a good proof of your kill. From what we know, these rings are unique among each member, and they’ve never been seen without them. If you intended to claim the bounty Iwa set on him, that should suffice.” Danzo explains.

Makes sense- although you suppose now isn’t really the time to worry about it.

As you set the ring down, Danzo presents you with a final gift-

A key.

“A copy of the key to facility below. I promised I’d give it to you when you become a chunin- but that prospect may be a bit farther off, given current circumstances. In my mind, you’ve earned it.” He says.

Taking the key from him, you take a closer look. It’s a small, plain thing, unlike many of the things you once owned- but it fills you with a sense of pride none of those other possessions could ever approach.

“Thank you, Danzo.” You say, pocketing the key.

“No- thank you, Tsuki. Our discussions, when viewed through the lens provided to us by this attack has shown me that you were correct.” He responds.
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>>895884
ITS HAPPENING
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>>895909
No.
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>>895913
YES
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>>895920
Whitey white white
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>>895932
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>>895935
Nice neutral ANBU mask.
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>>895935
Holy shit, that face genuinely makes me unsettled.
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>>895935
She spent too much time with Orochimaru...
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>>895932
Reminder that Tsuki is only half Kumo. Though I do like her just a hair darker than this:>>895920
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>>895961
She has a tan. But artfag can do what he wants.
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>>895967

Nah. She's got cocoa/caramel skin, not a tan.
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>>895969
Darker skin, you know what I mean.
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>>895967
She's chocolate dude
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>>895967
that was one of his early pics before we decided, all his art since has been darker skin toned
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>>895977
I corrected myself.

>>895978
Ah, I hadn't saved that one so I forgot about it.
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Light tan > all
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>>895987
Mah ninja. Though >>895976
is pretty good. No darker though.
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You cock your head to one side inquisitively, and Danzo elaborates.

“We- I- must take more proactive measures to protect Konoha. Being set aside all these years left me disconnected from the goings-on at large, and let our enemies march right to our doorstep. We can condemn Minato’s policies all we like- but the man is likely dead. Disparaging the dead is not productive, and serves no purpose. Instead, actions must be taken- actions to ensure this never happens again.”

True enough- privately posturing about the policies is a feel-good thought process, nothing more.


“And? What did you have in mind?” You ask.

“ROOT, as an organization, furthered the defense of Konoha by undertaking actions that the Hokage would not- or could not- authorize. Hiruzen’s years of service as Hokage were most peaceful years Konoha experienced- and while my departed friend inspired loyalty, ROOT was always in his shadow, taking the necessary actions to preserve that peace. With the great tree of Konohagakure under threat like never before, it is time for those of us hidden among its roots to resurface, and undertake the duty denied to us.” Danzo answers.

“Our people have been waiting, Tsuki. Among the bravest, most intelligent and skilled shinobi, there are those that knew and accepted what we were, and what me must become. I will do everything within my power to guarantee Konoha’s safety- no matter if the next Hokage agrees, or not.” He continues.


“ROOT will live again.”
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>>895993
It is indeed happening.
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>>895993
>“ROOT will live again.”

Fuck and Yes.
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>>895993
>“ROOT will live again.”
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>>895993
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>>896012
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>>896020
>bestants
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>>896020
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Can't wait to see who samefags the ROOT/ANBU vote better.
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>>895993
So, if we tell him about being a potential ANBU chosen, we could be his woman on the inside.

Shadows within shadows.
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>>896026
This is an old ass thread, samefagging will be obvious.
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>>896034
Not with how the IDs reset just before this thread started.
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>>896040
People have had 2 votes and lots of time to talk. Anyone with 1 post is dumb.
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>>896023
>>896024
Fug

>>896033
I like this idea
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>>896033
Iirc, ROOT always had spies in anbu. It spawned inside anbu
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>>896033
That might be useful, but only if Danzo actually thinks we aren't needed here as the first generation of the new-ROOT.
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This is going to become a very fun, and very dangerous, shell game of loyalty for poor Tsuki.
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>>895993
>“ROOT will live again.”
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>>896060
Bah, Tsuki will always be Loyal, to Konoha that is.
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>>896033
Exactly. Though I would be perfectly happy to just tell ANBU to stuff it in order to presumably see more action or, at the least, be able to operate with out having one hand tied behind our back by going full ROOT.
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We'll probably have to pick a ROOT codename.

I nominate Yume
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>>896060

She's loyal to ROOT, ANBU, Konoha and the Hokage.

Some just get more loyalty than others.
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>>896071
>She's loyal to ROOT, ANBU, Konoha and the Hokage.
Now imagine if Danzo was the Hokage, then all that Loyalty would be to one man anyways, huehuehuehue...
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>>896071
>ANBU
We aren't even in it yet.
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>>896075
I know most people will disagree with me, but that might be playing our hand too much.

I think a neutral Hokage outta the three candidates (Itachi, Tsunade, Danzo) would ultimately be better.
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>>896075
>Danzo becomes Hokage
>Makes Tsuki run new ROOT because it must be behind the Hokage
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>>896075
I doubt it will happen. Old wounds and distrust of him are still there.
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I could easily see a situation where, being caught taking orders for ROOT inside Anbu, Tsuki has to prove her loyalty by apprehending and bringing in Danzo and giving up other operatives, only to later reveal the whole thing was a ploy to get Tsuki even closer to the Hokage and their secrets (assuming that isn't Danzo), and be an even more effective ROOT agent above suspicion.
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Has night vision been invented yet?
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Tsuki should stay very far away from root because she's the first person people will look for when they get hints of neo root activity due to her relationship with danzo.
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>>896094
There is Chakra vision
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>>896081
>Itachi

The poor man is overworked as it is. He's also shown no indication that we wants to become Hokage.

He does defer to somebody else, after all.
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>>896094
I think ninjas are already trained to fight in the dark.
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>>896081
I honestly agree with this.

Danzo is great and all, but he's far too radical to truly make a good Hokage. He's better as a general who's bound to the will of his superior than he is as the man calling the shots.

How much you want to bet that he'll have Itachi marked for death if Itachi becomes Hokage?
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>>896103
Which is exactly why they won't look at her! She is too obvious and likes Eyeniggers too much.
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>>896094
I imagine there is a technique for it. And wouldn't be surprised if Yoru has the idea kicking around in his head if nothing more.
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>>896107
So wargle!kakashi is the godime instead of the 6th.
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