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    176 KB KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:05 No.16529982  
    New thread
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:09 No.16530012
    We do have the slight problem of our sword and Gendo still being held back at Konohagakure, but we could make a detour to visit Konoha on the way to Iwagakure.
    I suppose we'll be traveling with Minato again?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:09 No.16530018
    Gonna pursue that assassin alright..
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:11 No.16530028
    He's already back in Konoha with his guards. He just Hiraishin'd to his safehouse and left from there. He'll be in his office in about two minutes. Being the Fourth is pretty cool.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:11 No.16530029
    "Of course, Mizukage. How many should I bring with me to hunt down this...assassin?"
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:12 No.16530038
    And this is right, we need to get Gendo and our -other- sword.

    Resist smiling like a loon because we have the best sword and our own sword.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:12 No.16530040
    So we can expect that this assassin has high taijutsu and chaka-dampening abilities due to how he got the sneak on us. I suggest we throw up a mist immediately, then search out from that.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:13 No.16530047
    You arrive at the Hidden Stone village to find it locked down tight. As you get within a mile of the village's perimeter you find that a huge amount of shinobi have encircled it and are attacking. From their looks and the jutsu they are using, they're Cloud nin. Some attackers occasionally charge the walls, but they are killed by hailstorms of kunai and explosive tags. From the fires and the bodies this has been going on for a few days. Entry will be...difficult.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:14 No.16530053
    Considering that ANBU and the 7 Swordsmen are going to be the ONLY defenses that Kirigakure is going to have (besides a bunch of Academy students), I think we should just go ourselves.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:15 No.16530066

    Ah shit. And we can't hurt our new employers.

    Mist up and blitz in.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:16 No.16530071
    Okay, first, did we get our own sword back, and tell Gendo what's going on and to hoof it back to Kirigakure to support their defenses?

    As for getting in...It might be time to put our reputation to good use, and have a few clones create some Mist and cause some confusion so we can get inside.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:16 No.16530075
    Hey OP, in my long post with complaints I forgot to say this:

    This quest really changed my view on Naruto setting and lore. I watched the anime and read the manga for a bit before dropping them, it had a great beginning but turned mediocre pretty fast and I suspect it was going downhill from there.

    Reading this quest I see things in whole different light.
    One of my assumptions from the show was that hidden villages are one-dimensional, made to fulfill certain role. Like Leaf village being the "good" guys and Mist village being "evil". Now I see there are no good and bad villages, they just try to get by as they can. There are people who can influence entire villages and regions, for the good or bad.
    Except for Cloud village. Those are total dickholes.

    Anyway, I really like this and hope you will explore more of the setting.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:18 No.16530093
    Then I've done my job! I'm extremely glad to see anyone reacting like this, and yes I'll happily explore more and more of the setting. We haven't even fully explored our own home yet, what with these tumultuous times.

    And yeah, no one seems to like the Cloud except for the Cloud.

    As you left we can say the Mizukage said she'd let Gendo know by messenger gull.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:19 No.16530096

    And make sure A or B isn't there, either. I think they'd take a chance to have words with us.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:19 No.16530102
    We are not here to fight but to get in and talk with the leaders.

    Making a distraction /could/ be a viable strategy.

    But we are an expert at hiding our chakra and being a stealthy dude, also we have ANBU cloak.

    I say we try to sneakby first.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:20 No.16530110
    Mist up, Grip sword, begin killing anyone attacking our allies.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:21 No.16530118
    Hidden Stone is technically not an ally.
    Also, it's more important that we get inside unnoticed and find out what the situation is; that'll make getting out and calling for reinforcements easier.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:22 No.16530124
    Wait did we ever get our sword back or are we using samehada?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:23 No.16530128
    We've still got Samehada, who is very happy to be with us.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:24 No.16530136
    We could use a couple water clones to make some mist and have open chakra signatures, make it look like a Mist recon team to get the Cloud force's attention, and use the distraction to sneak in with our cloak up and mask on.
    The last thing we want right now is for the Cloud to recognize us. If they do, A and B will immediately start prowling around to look for us.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:26 No.16530157
    this seems like a good idea too
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:30 No.16530189
    >But we are an expert at hiding our chakra and being a stealthy dude, also we have ANBU cloak.
    Actually, we're not that good at controlling our chakra and we're not that great at being stealthy. But we do have the ANBU cloak, so there's that.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:30 No.16530191
    Strong choices for stealth.

    You make a few clones from your water gourd and your clones, making about four before you slip away from them and your clones start being very obvious about their presence. The Cloud Nin take to it like a fish to water. A small horde of them rush over and your clones take off like a shot. You slip in silently in the hole they left, your chakra undetectable.

    As you jump over the walls a thunderous blast of kunai meets you, but Samehada, acting of its own accord, swings around you and parries them before going to your back again. You land and are caught around the neck by Kyouku himself who snarls, "You made a mistake today, Cloud scum!" He says, his ursine grip ludicrously strong.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:32 No.16530214
    I assume we have our hands free to take our mask off?
    Do that if possible, if not try to break free of his grip and then tell them that you're not Cloud.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:33 No.16530220
    Take mask off.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:33 No.16530226

    "Hello Kyouku. Keeping Kakuzu and Deidara well?"

    And try not to sound too strangled when we say this.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:35 No.16530240
    "Greetings, Kyouki-san."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:37 No.16530254
    Huh, if we attack the Cloud Nin we'll almost certainly start a war.

    If we can manage to sabotage the Cloud Nin's supplies or sow confusion in the battle lines with fires and explosions we can either encourage them to disengage or give the Rock Nin the ability to make an attack.

    Ideally we'd manage this without being detected or identified, how possible that is I don't know.

    Also I'd like to note that that this Leader of Akatsuki is a very different one to the canon version.

    I mean to call himself 'Enlightenment' rather than 'Pein' says that things have gone very differently.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:40 No.16530282
    >"Greetings, Kyouki-san. Urrk...not...Cloud..."

    He sees you remove your mask as he drops you, "Oh, Shimaru! It's good to see you! Sorry about that." he said, indicating towards a pile of bodies behind him with snapped necks, "It's been a busy day." He notes as he claps your back with a tired smile, "Tell me, what are you doing here?"

    >"So, Kyouku. Keeping Kakuzu and Deidara well?"

    "Well, it's funny you should mention that. See, when the Cloud attacked...." he started off before turning and looking at the center of the village which looked like someone had laid a million explosive tags and set them all off. "They somehow got loose, I don't know how, but they ruined our defenses. Onoki almost died in the explosion and is getting healed. We're just holding them off until Onoki heals, then he and I will end this battle."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:46 No.16530348
    Whatever we do, do NOT drop the bomb that we accept a trial alliance with Akatsuki now.
    We need to first tell about the meeting, how it went and what kind of questions were given and answered.
    Basically we will recite the event as it went and only in the end we will tell what Kages decided.

    But for now, I think we should assist Stone village (can we do that without risking war from Cloud? I mean, we would be protecting our "hosts", we have the right for that as a "guest", right?)
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:50 No.16530377
    When you star to tell the story he waved his hands, "Politics aren't my thing. Just point me at someone and keep me fighting. Onoki should be better in about an hour, for now, just help me choke people." he said and when another Cloud nin jumped in he grabbed this one and snapped his neck in a quick twist of both hands before throwing him aside as well, "Anyway, you have a different sword."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:51 No.16530382
    On second thought, no, probably shouldn't say that Mist and Leaf have joined Akatsuki yet.
    Just that there was a meeting, we don't trust Akatsuki.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:51 No.16530383
    "I do."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:54 No.16530405
    "Tell me, did you learn anything from either of them?"

    "Sempai's, let me show you how useful it is." Start shaving folk. And by 'Shaving Folk' I mean 'tearing their heads off with our swords'.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:54 No.16530410
    Oh, I should have specified, I did not mean to tell all of that right now but it worked out anyway.

    "A friend lend me it for a while"

    If we need to wait for Onoki to heal, I think we should assist with defending the village for now.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:55 No.16530416
    While waiting for Onoki to wake up and killing Cloud ninja, can we check the bodies to make sure they really are Cloud, and not Akatsuki dressed up as Cloud?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:55 No.16530418

    "I'm holding on to it for a friend."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:56 No.16530433
    I like this.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)14:57 No.16530436
    >"I do."

    "That's nice." he notes and the two of you keep working before a horn is sounded, "Oh! Onok is back!" And sure enough you see the short man flying through the air towards the both of you, "Kyouku, I see everything's in order." He noted and then shakes your hand, "Shimaru, good to see you again. Ok Kyouku, let's end this farce."

    The two of them take to the skies together as Kyouku jumps away from Onoki and in mind air claps his hands, calling out, "Summoning Jutsu: Bishamonten!"

    A titanic white bear with samurai armor, a set of heavy metal gauntlets over his paws, and a long cut down his chest appears as he blasts the Cloud nin with a thunderous roar of fire. Onoki meanwhile holds up his hands and creates a growing cube of light before smashing it down on 1/2 the Cloud army, their men instantly turned to dust as Kyouku laughs like a madman as Bishamonten crushes people before he calls out, "Ok Master, let's do this!" The bear puts its paws together and blasts a huge white gout of fire as Kyouku shoots a thick stream of mud, the fire turning it into an almost lava which wipes out the rest of the Cloud's army, seige weapons, and supply carts as the few survivors flee.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)14:58 No.16530440
    "I borrowed it. Long story."
    Go to pile of bodies and pick up a headband.
    "You do not mind?"
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:02 No.16530469
    Onoki is a scary, scary man.

    So is Kyouko.

    I'm rather glad they seem to like us.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:02 No.16530476
    Welp, that was anti-climatic

    What was Cloud trying to achieve. They sent cannon fodder against powerhouses, they should have known this attack would amount to nothing.

    Good idea, if they do not mind, we should collect as much as we can.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:03 No.16530483
    It's a good thing that Mist and Stone are on good terms.

    Now I'm kind of dreading talking about the meeting with Akatsuki.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:05 No.16530496
    >They sent cannon fodder against powerhouses, they should have known this attack would amount to nothing.
    We really need to check the bodies to see if this was really a Cloud attack, or a false flag operation by Akatsuki to create an opening for their two members to escape.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:05 No.16530498
    "Tell me, did you learn anything from either Kakuzu or Deidara?"
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:11 No.16530545
    When Onoki and Kyouku come back:
    "Did Deidara or Kakuzu talk?"
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:12 No.16530568
    Now, regarding telling them about Akatsuki, Should we tell them, or should we tell them that it's not a willing alliance?

    Darn, I wish we didn't talk to the Kages and relay things that we aren't sure about.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:15 No.16530595
    I think we should tell

    it is the matter how we tell it
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:15 No.16530597
    Mei didn't tell us to tell them about what happened. She told us to see how they are doing. I think we should just be seeing if they have had anymore akatsuki contact. MAYBE telling them that they contacted us with a peace offering.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:17 No.16530613
    >"Did you learn anything from Kakuzu or Deidara?"

    Onoki shook his head, "They remained quiet and while we tried to interrogate them the attack started. Besides, Kakuzu's willpower is amazing." The three of you exit the gates and check the bodies finding that indeed they are Cloud nin, "Strange. Why did they make this mistake? I know they do not fear our reprisal.." Onoki said with a sigh, "Shimaru, Kyouku tells me that Mist and Leaf were discussing with Akatsuki about joining them. What became of it?" He ass as he looks up into your eyes, "Because what the Mist does will weigh heavily in my decision."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:17 No.16530614

    I think it's fair t warn them what's going on. The problem is, with now our and the Leaf's nins part of their forces, if the Stone says 'no' to the offer they're going to get curb-stomped. We've pretty much handed Akatsuki the means to force the rest of the shinobi world to join them.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:18 No.16530631

    "The Leaf joined. We joined. But I am suspicious."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:20 No.16530640
    >"The Leaf joined. We joined. But I am suspicious."

    He nods, "I have little choice then. With foes on all sides I am surely to be defeated." He looks at Kyouku, "Go inform Akatsuki we are willing to join them." He said and looks at you again, "What of the Sand?"
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:23 No.16530668
    I believe that we need to tell them everything we know about Satori now. But this...and hope to got we don't get strangled.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:23 No.16530669
    did we even have any contact with sand?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:23 No.16530672
    Oh yeah, and we gained 1 Nindou from this past meeting. We fulfilled out "I will bring change to the shinobi world" statement.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:24 No.16530678
    Nope, as they are prone to do, the Sand has remained brooding in their desert.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:25 No.16530692
    "Unsure. When Leaf and Mist agreed, Akatsuki implied that Sand was still undecided."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:26 No.16530703

    "I see. Very well, we will steel our borders. Shimaru, I am fond of you. You don't waste words." Onoki says as he turns and heads back to his village as his soldiers begin cleaning up what remains of the enemy are left.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:28 No.16530712

    But good change...OR ILL?

    "We do not know. They are likely still opposed to the organization, however. We will get a true taste of this 'Leader's' character when we see how he deals with this."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:28 No.16530715
    Tell them all that transpired during that meeting.
    I am sure that he will be interested to know what Akatsuki promised and what questions we gave them.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:29 No.16530725
    Or at least write down the report.
    ...Yeah, that seems better. Lets write it down and give it.

    Also, can we collect couple of headbands?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:29 No.16530728
    Bow and thank him. Loot headbands. Blitz back?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:30 No.16530740

    Yeah, we seem done here.

    I wonder how our black-market fence views all of this. It can't be good business for her.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:32 No.16530754
    Yes, this.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:33 No.16530766
    You scoop up what Cloud headbands you can, though it's hard to find those that aren't just melted slag or half destroyed from Onoki.

    Your mission apparently done you head back home.

    Once you arrive the Mizukage is waiting for you with a big stack of papers, "Great news! We have missions from Satori. Tons and tons and tons and tons of missions." She said, pointing at the stack, "We have missions that deal with every inch of the sea, and all the islands out here, not just ours, and we have missions that deal with the coast. So...." She mulls over a few, "Here, take this one." It's an A-Ranked mission to defeat a gigantic whale that's gone crazy on the southernmost island's shores and is ruining ships. You are ordered to talk to Ryu Hiryuu, the Scrollkeeper of the Tides, a legendary shinobi from the Mist, who currently resides in the Land of Wind, and beg him to get a summoning contract so you can defeat this creature.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:34 No.16530770
    Yeah, we need to go back and talk with her and see how she's doing. We have money for her, and we can see how she's doing. See if we can get a Bond with her.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:34 No.16530777
    Agreeing with writing up the report. Onoki seems to be the type that doesn't like people using up his time.

    Also agreeing with taking some headbands, checking the bodies, and checking whatever leftover supply wagons there are. Also ask how long the siege was.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:34 No.16530779
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    oh baby

    so is salamander a go?!
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:36 No.16530797

    "Very well. May I take a second with me?"

    Lets bring, oh....Waraji along. I think if anyone else is in need of a boost, it might be him. Plus he's the only one without a true-blue friend in the swordsmen.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:36 No.16530800
    Check the scroll. How many do we need to take? I'm thinking Gendo and Gen - which will get confusing! But first, we go to Black Market Friend.

    And can we have told Stone everything we know?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:36 No.16530801
    Take the contract and mission info.
    "Akatsuki...things have been progressing as promised?"
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:38 No.16530813
    It's an A-rank mission. I think we're supposed to do it solo. Especially if we're supposed to get a summon; the other person would just be waiting about for that part of the mission, and it sounds like business is booming for Mist and they need all of our shinobi out there doing contracts.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:38 No.16530818


    Make sure they know it is a trial run and that if they agree they should take the trial too.

    And the thing about ANBU, how they can keep them.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:39 No.16530830
    >"Very well. May I take a second with me?"

    "Yes, take one of your swordsmen with you."

    >"Akatsuki...things have been progressing as promised?"

    A small smile pulls at her red lips as he nods, "Better." With a sigh she leans back, "We haven't seen a Cloud shinobi in the week you've been gone, and we're getting all the money we used to get, since Akatsuki seems to be charging increased prices for their expert services. Also, we have a 100% success rate, as when a mission fails Akatsuki throws more shinobi at it, they have so many people..."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:40 No.16530840

    Yes, before going anywhere, lets meet with our favourite fence, drop the headbands we have and see if she has anything interesting for us.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:44 No.16530879
    A wise choice.

    You stop by to see your fence who is looking a little strapped for cash. With the decline of shinobi in the village she hasn't had much business. Seeing you with those headbands, however, she perks up and slithers over to you, takes them from you and presents you with some fun new toys.

    "This is worth a small fortune. It's a scroll called the Scroll of the Relentless Tides. It is a water-release scroll without limitations. However, it requires a steady influx of chakra to keep the water coming."

    Then she holds up a beautiful wooden display case with four kunai with tags around them, "Look. The tags of the Legendary Yellow Flash of the Hidden Leaf, recovered from a battlefield and contained safely within this box."

    The last item she holds up is a big wooden cask, "This is called the Repository of Dreams, and it can be used to siphon chakra away from foes contained within it, making it perfect for capturing prisoners."
    >> aon 10/05/11(Wed)15:45 No.16530881
    We could also find out her name since I don't think we have yet.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:46 No.16530891
    Himitsu, she tells you, is her name.

    "You can have any of these items for all the headbands and 1,000 ryo."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:47 No.16530905
    Nothing for Gen? Well, lets raid a Kenkaku Force base and steal some secret fuujitsu scrolls in the future.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:50 No.16530937
    Actually the tags or the scroll would make a good present for Gen.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:50 No.16530942

    The scroll, gentlemen? It'll be very useful for team activities.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:51 No.16530952
    "How much for the headbands and 2,000?" But I want the Tide and Dreams. Not sure what we can do with Yellow Flash' Tags.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:52 No.16530959
    Wedding present.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:52 No.16530966
    Oh, right.
    Get them!
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:52 No.16530967
    >"How much for the headbands and 2,000?"

    "Make it 3,000 and the headbands and you can have two things here." She offers, her eyes scrutinizing you.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:52 No.16530969
    The scroll, good god.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:53 No.16530977
    Repository, it seems the most ultimately useful, we have shit chakra as it is, and capturing prisoners alive almost always gets a higher price.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:53 No.16530979
    the scroll and the tags
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:54 No.16530983
    Ooh, good point. Tags for Gen! Although...I do not want to piss off the Yellow Flash. Because 'No Minato, no!'
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:54 No.16530985
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    >Naruto Quest
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:55 No.16530992
    If we have the 3000, just go with the scroll and repository.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:55 No.16531001
    We could just, not, you know use them. It's not like we can.

    Scroll and tags.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)15:56 No.16531011
    Scroll seems to be unanimous. Now it's a tie between the tags for Gen or the repository for us.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:56 No.16531012
    Blast, we only -have- 2,000. Maybe we could give one of our Cloud-nin ANBU cloaks?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)15:57 No.16531015
    Scroll and tags all the way.

    ...If we can afford it.
    >> aon 10/05/11(Wed)15:57 No.16531016
    Why not get the Repository and the tags? Wedding present and chakra source. I wonder, if we drain and store enough chakra couldn't we use the dreams thing to hold enough chakra to summon a lakes worth of water?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:00 No.16531037
    I don't think we have the 3,000 Ryo she's asking.
    Do we?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:00 No.16531039
    Isn't the repository just something you put someone in after they are defeated, so they don't recover chakra and escape? It's not going to help us in combat. It might keep Kakuzu locked down though, if we needed to do that at some point.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:01 No.16531046
    2085 Ryo, but I don't think we've gotten paid in a while.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)16:01 No.16531049
    I think we have 2 masks, if I'm not mistaken.

    She considers it and decides to give in because she's fond of you. Now, which do you want?

    The amount of chakra that takes is truly immense, but yes, with enough chakra stored you could.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:02 No.16531061
    Tags for Gen.

    We should leave them in a safe place of course.

    Question about the scroll: does it "burn up" after the use, or can we use indefinitely as long as we have chackra (meaning ib different battles)?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:03 No.16531065
    I go tags for Gen.

    Ah shit, I just realized we're going to need a best man speech. And organize a stag-do.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)16:05 No.16531080
    The scroll can be used again and again, which is why it's so expensive. Most are one-shots.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:05 No.16531086

    You know, seeing that there are such artifacts in this world, wouldn't it make sense that there are expensive "chakra batteries"? Things that you can store your own chakra in so that you can retrieve it later when you're low on- aww damn, that would be too game breaking.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:05 No.16531094
    I'm guessing the scroll is somehow more efficient than producing water directly from our own chakra? You say water release, but that is what we already do. A time/space jutsu that summons water from the sea makes more sense.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:06 No.16531097
    Tags and Repository.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:06 No.16531099
    We are carrying soldier pills right now. +3 chakra each, I believe.
    >> aon 10/05/11(Wed)16:07 No.16531104
    Wait I'm a bit so so I only just realised, if we get the scroll whichever summon we get won't matter since we will always have a source of water on hand. We can get a narwal summon.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:08 No.16531115
    We're -getting- the scroll. Whatever else I'll let someone else get.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:09 No.16531123
    Will we need a new vote?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:09 No.16531124
    I like the way you think.
    >> aon 10/05/11(Wed)16:12 No.16531146
    There is one other thing, will we ever even require the relinquary of dreams again? The only guys that it will be useful against are the types that are already difficult to capture alive. Either way I vote for the scroll and tags.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:13 No.16531152
    One word: Hidan.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)16:13 No.16531153
    It would take a massive amount of chakra to even get a standing body of water. Ok, for reference. In the anime Shikamaru brings a scroll with water to fight Kakuzu. That is about how much water we're talking about, enough to use your jutsu. We're not quite at Baksuishouha levels yet. Doing what Shikamaru did with this scroll would be 1 chakra. Keep that in mind, we only have 9, which won't make a lake.

    Yeah, a space/time ninjutsu that draws water makes more sense to me. I like the way you think, sir.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:14 No.16531155
    Except we aren't really known for our Chakra Reserves, and summons are very chakra expensive. It'd also mean a whole lot of prep-work to get out a summon, which lowers our combat-adaptability quite a bit.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:14 No.16531156
    You know, I always wanted our team (7 swordsmen) to make a bond with Gen.
    Not just to have a good company of friends ..... but also having an amazing scroll painter as a good friend with the team will be a great boon.

    Also, I think we should use our position as a Hero, Captain and right arm of Kage to somehow help Gen.... like improving his reputation as scroll writer so that he has more and wealthier clients.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:16 No.16531163
    Wait, how long till Gens wedding anyway?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:17 No.16531169
    Hidan is defeated by dismemberment and isolating the pieces.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)16:18 No.16531180
    You've got about a month and a half til Gen's wedding.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:20 No.16531190
    Yeah, we need to do this more. Everyone we know should be suggested to visiting Gen for scribe work.
    >> aon 10/05/11(Wed)16:20 No.16531191
    Feed each piece to a different summon?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:25 No.16531214
    I don't know if feeding would be such a good idea. Locking each piece up and burying the pieces in obscure places.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:25 No.16531218
    It seems that we'll be getting the tags for Gen as our second item.

    As an aside, WOULD a legendary shinobi's tags be a good wedding present? Especially if said legend is still alive?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:26 No.16531227
    Yes, this is what makes me nervous about getting them.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)16:27 No.16531232
    Think of it this way. They're only made by Minato, and he (to his knowledge) has the only ones in the world. They are also part of some of the most powerful and effective fuuinjutsu ninjutsu marriage in the world.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:28 No.16531237
    What if instead we give Gen the Water Scroll? Sure we can use it to good effect now, but c'mon Gen's our bro.

    Not to mention it might be possible for him to replicate it for us.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:29 No.16531247
    Yeah, very good point.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:31 No.16531271
    Where does our fence get all this shit?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:33 No.16531284
    Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)16:34 No.16531293
    Pretty much this.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:34 No.16531294
    We could get them, give them, and ask Gen to learn as much as he can. Then we say 'Yellow Flash, look what we found!'
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:35 No.16531303
    yeah, you're right

    I was just wondering to myself. Don't ask her anything
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:42 No.16531353
    Ok, how about we get the scrolls and Shuriken We gift Gen the Scroll in hopes he can learn something from it and make us another, but also because he's our bro and we need to get him something good.

    Then we see if we can't learn something of the seal on the Shuriken and, if possible, apply it to our sword. Then not only could Suiseiken teleport to us, but we to Suiseiken. Hello Iron Wind shenanigans.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:45 No.16531372
    Could we place order for the fence to get a piece of equipment we would like?
    Like, a second gauntlet. Not necessarily the same as the right one but a great artifact.
    Or some enchanted pauldrons?
    Or maybe enchanted jewelry?

    Of course we could go to other places or smiths and get stuff from there too but this fence seems to have great albeit expensive artifacts
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)16:49 No.16531404
    No harm in asking her.

    I like your idea.

    Also guys, warning I'm heading out for work in about 20 minutes.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:49 No.16531405
    "I have something to gift you, and something to loan you. First, the Yondaime Hokage's tags, in hopes that they are of great use to you. (make sure we are alone when we give him those, don't want that rumour floating around). Second, the scroll of Unrelenting Tides, in hopes that you may learn from it."
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)16:54 No.16531435
    Supporting this. Lets buy these and thank her deeply, hand over the headbands, and go to give Gen these future wedding gifts, and then Gendo for getting summons.
    >> aon 10/05/11(Wed)16:56 No.16531455
    Sounds like a plan.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:01 No.16531495
    Gendo already has a summon, maybe we could take someone who can get one as well?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:02 No.16531502
    Nah, getting summons is not only rare but difficult. We're bringing Gendo to help us along if we need it.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:06 No.16531525

    I wanna take Waraji, as I believe I've already stated. Our battle-minded friend needs some love.

    Plus Gendo's already had his field trip and training with Kakashi- training that I hope pays off.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:06 No.16531529
    Gen will love us forever if we give him the Yondaime's tags, he probably won't be able to actually fully crack them but I can see the knowledge he'd gain from just studying them as being immense.

    Also, keep the scroll for ourselves, that'll be damn useful if we're out in the deserts or up the mountains.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:07 No.16531534
    Enchanted Pauldrons you say?
    >Suddenly ninja spess mehreens were born.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)17:10 No.16531553

    Gen opens the door with surprise as you walk in and give him the gifts. He can't believe what he's seeing. The scroll he is moderately impressed with, but when you show him the Hiraishin tags he holds the box like it were made of diamond and sets it down gently and hugs you tightly, "You're like a brother to me, Shimaru. Thank you so much."

    (Strong Bond (Genpachi) achieved)

    Once you and he are done with the small talk you head to the Mizukage's Sanctuary to find your partner.

    (And I'm off, feel free to have discussion while I'm gone, and join the IRC channel if you aren't already there! #FiveNationsGeneral on suptg's IRC!)
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:26 No.16531700
    So, just to make it clear:
    The Scroll of Relentless Tides we gave over to Gen as a wedding gift for him and Aya.
    The Yondaime Hokage's tags we loaned to Gen so that he can learn their secrets and then teach them to us, so that we can incorporate the technique into our own fighting style.

    And our funds were pretty much wiped out by the purchases, which came out to about 3,000 Ryo.
    I wonder if we're single-handedly keeping our fence financially afloat.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:32 No.16531779
    Without a doubt. And I'm completely fine with that.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:32 No.16531780

    Goddamn we're awesome at being a friend.

    Speaking of which, we should see if we can check on Kisame, even if we can't actually see him in person it'd be good to just make sure he's doing alright, maybe send him message that Samehada is alright and getting plenty of exercise.

    ...I wonder if it's possible to form a bond with a sword that isn't ours?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:35 No.16531801

    Wait, what? I thought we were giving Gen the Tags and loaning the scroll, because we can actually use the scroll as opposed to the tags which'd only be of use to someone who knows how they work.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:38 No.16531832
    Kisame is still a defector from Mist, and the deal with Akatsuki is still on a trial basis; it may not be good to appear to be too chummy with him.

    Though I would like to ask him what he thinks of Orochimaru and how he's been tasked with humanitarian efforts. It just seems so uncharacteristic of him, that it must pique Shimaru's curiosity. What can change the nature of a man?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:44 No.16531877

    Yeah I thought we were doing this too.

    And yes, lets ask over Kisame and Orochimaru.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:46 No.16531901
    Dude, boomerang shenanigans. If we can pick up on the Yondaime's technique (not impossible with how badass we've been so far) then we and our sword would effectively occupy the same space at all times logistically. It'd force foes to keep an eye on both us with our crazy speed and our sword as it whirls through the air at even faster speeds. Throw clones into the mix and we're an iron hurricane.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:46 No.16531903
    The idea behind giving Gen the Scroll seemed to be so that he could study it, learn it, and then make us a copy.
    >> aon 10/05/11(Wed)17:47 No.16531912
    A promotion and a new sword?
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:47 No.16531915

    But we can't use his Kunai for that, hence why we're giving them up to Gen, who has the know-how for it.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:56 No.16531987
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)17:58 No.16532018
    It's not the Kunai that are important, it's the seals on them. Ergo, give the seals to the seal-master. He has the best chance of understanding how they work, and therefore of teaching us how to use it if that's a possibility.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)18:16 No.16532185
    Gen is going to be studying both the Scroll and the Hokage tags anyway.
    We will have to be careful about when and how we use the technique, though. Any enemy that sees us use it will need to die; I'd rather not catch the Fourth Hokage's ire for using his secret technique.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)18:21 No.16532220
    I thought we were giving the gifts during the wedding... eh works enough for me....
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)18:24 No.16532247
    Eh, I think it works. Shimaru doesn't know if he'll get called away on a mission, so he'll give the presents ahead of time.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)20:44 No.16533492
    Alright, so who are we taking along for the mission, then?
    I personally think we can do it solo, and if the Village really does have so many contracts, it might be better to have our Swordsmen working at them.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)21:06 No.16533677
    I too think we should solo it.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/05/11(Wed)23:10 No.16534821
    And OP returns! Hello all
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)23:17 No.16534899
    Okay, so, which one did we give as a wedding gift to Gen and Aya? The Scroll, or the tags? We gave him both to analyze, of course.

    Also, it seems that we're NOT taking along someone else for this A-Rank mission.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)23:18 No.16534915
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    Curses! You always seem to get back right as I leave OP. Anyways best of luck on the summoning sidequest guys. Go team Salamander~
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)23:26 No.16534979
    Welcome! And I think we need to take Gendo again, just because he knows Summons and can tell us 'what the hell man, you're doing it wrong' when we try to cut something important in two.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)23:34 No.16535067
    I figured we're going to have to prove ourselves to whatever we want to summon and that'll be easier to do alone than with help.
    >> Anonymous 10/05/11(Wed)23:39 No.16535102
    We're going to find a Summon expert, a person who's considered legendary in that field. I don't think we need to bring another person and deplete the Mist workforce/defense force.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)00:37 No.16535684
    I'm good on votes, atm, but yeah I'm ready to roll, just sorta busy at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)00:45 No.16535766
    I'd say loan the tags. Speed would be much more effective for us than tons of water.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)00:49 No.16535811
    I'm on the side of giving him the tags. We owe the guy in the first place and he'll have the best chance of doing something with them. He might have ideas to figure them out that will require destroying them - if he owns them, he's more likely to do that than if he's borrowing them from us.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)00:52 No.16535826
    Point was to make an appropriate gift to fuujitsu specialist, why would he need some water spewing scroll? Im not even sure if we need one.
    And we can increase speed without being 4th Hokage ripoff.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:23 No.16536114
    The Hokage's technique isn't just a speed increase, it's an actual teleportation technique.
    That's why it's so valuable, and why we need Gen to unlock its secret.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)01:24 No.16536124
    And here we go.

    Without a friend at your back you decide the best way to handle this would be as a lone operator. After all, more than one person could seem like a hunting force.

    You arrive at the Land of Wind's border and begin your lengthy search. Water and food are scarce, but your survival training lets you eek out an existence, and the search seems without reprieve.

    However, on the second week's first day you detect a chakra of a power so significant it couldn't be just another lost Genin. Sneaking close you find an old man sitting under a huge rock for shade as he sips from a waterskin and looks around idly, his keen eyes flashing when they catch the sun.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:26 No.16536145
    Oh, -did- Gendo come back with our sword, and do we still have Samehada?

    But walk up to the man, with a gesturing wave. "Hello."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:28 No.16536154
    Do we still have Samehada, or did we get our sword back from Konoha?

    Hmm...tradition dictates that we throw a kunai at him to see if he catches it.
    I'd rather step out, walk over, and sit down in the shade with him and just say, "You're a hard man to find, Scrollbearer of the Tides."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)01:36 No.16536201
    We have both.

    He turns to face you, a kunai in his hand as he looks up and asks, "I haven't heard that name in a long time. What do you want?" he asked as he scans you up and down and notes your Mist headband.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:38 No.16536227
    Do we have both swords over our shoulder, or just one and the other in it's seal?

    But: "There is a whale disrupting commerce. I was tasked with finding you, so I may stop it."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:39 No.16536236
    I came to respectfully request your aid in obtaining a summoning contract.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)01:40 No.16536239
    >"There is a whale disrupting commerce. I was tasked with finding you, so I may stop it."

    He snorts, "Shinobi work....nothing but glorified errand boy work. What the hell do you want from me? You want me to come back and defeat it or something?"

    And they're both on your back like a gigantic X
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:40 No.16536245
    Gifts do not work that way, you know? Let Gen research it and found a shinobi noble clan or something. There is nothing in for us.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:42 No.16536265
    "Teach me how to summon; I won't bother you after that."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:43 No.16536272
    Badass. The Sword-X I mean. Oh, and do we need anything to duel wield?

    Anyway: "I was also tasked with begging you to get a summoning contract so you can defeat this creature." Shrug and nod. "And you are right, Scrollbearer of the Tides. But at least it is honest work." And under our breath, "Or was."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:43 No.16536276
    That's why the Scroll is a gift, and the tags are a loan.
    And most of us disagree with your choice; you're outvoted on that.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)01:48 No.16536311
    >"Teach me how to summon; I won't bother you after that. And you are right, Scrollbearer of the Tides. But at least it is honest work. Or was.."

    He nods, "Summoning? It's been a while. What do you seek to summon? I cannot admit to having nearly the knowledge I used to have." The man said as he reached into his pack and produced a small scroll, releasing it and showing a huge book with animals in it, guides to reaching their lands discripted.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)01:49 No.16536319
    Taijutsu of 8 or higher, but we're good on that front.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:51 No.16536344
    It's time to find a salamander that's not Hanzo's.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:53 No.16536365
    I personally wanted tigers, but majority was salamanders. I hope it's worth it.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:53 No.16536366
    "I am not sure. I was tasked with defeating the whale."

    And Salamander! Fire and Water, Forged in Sea!
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:56 No.16536405
    Eh. I still think Salamanders are weird and I honestly think Dolphin's fit Shimaru more, personality and all that.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:57 No.16536412
    Giving him the kunai make more sense as a gift though compared to the water scroll.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)01:57 No.16536418
    >"I am not sure. I was tasked with defeating the whale."

    "Well...let's see." he says and flicks through his book, constantly looking up at you before he nods, "Alright! Time to teach you the summoning jutsu." he says and makes his hand signs slowly for you and teaches you how to do it. He teaches you to mould chakra the right way, releasing it in the hand or hands you press against the ground. Once done he says, "Alright, now, summon." He clearly appears to be aware of your lack of a contract.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:58 No.16536428
    Well, Summon now then.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)01:59 No.16536446
    All I can see is one statement that we do it, and bunch of coufused comments. And it sounds out of character. Well, whatever, Id go as far as giving both scroll and tags, we do need a gift for Aya too, anyway.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:02 No.16536462
    You make the seals quickly and slap your palm into the ground, and feel your stomach twist and contort as you are thrown through space and time and wind up in a dark area.

    The first thing you sense is the acrid smell of sulfur, and then you feel the amazingly humid heat. The air is thick and you breathe in hard and find it hard to draw a satisfying breath. Your eyes adjust to the light as a deep voice speaks, "Well, hello there human." You hear and feel something huge shifting as two forks of flame spew out from the nose of a gigantic lizard, which looks like a monitor lizard with a black hide with white stripes, "I'm Akaboshi, the Dragon of the West." he says and wraps his gigantic mass around you, his tail tapping the ground, "And it looks like you're here to talk to the Big Three."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:03 No.16536470
    "Yes, I am. Where may I speak with them?"

    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:07 No.16536504
    No, it's fairly clear.
    These all supported gifting the Scroll to Gen, and learning the jutsu from the tags, with Gen's help.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:08 No.16536515
    >"Yes, I am. Where may I speak with them?"

    "Rather calm for a soft-skin. I admire that. Come on, hop on my back." he says and when you do so he shoots off at a reasonable clip up and down the crevices and crags of the hotspring as he talks, "So, you're in the Sulfur Hermitage Lodge, where the Three Noble Salamander Clans meet. The Salamanders of Venom bring the sulfur and poison, the Salamanders of the Flame bring the heat which makes the Salamanders of the Sea's contribution steam, giving us this utopia for us to breed and grow." He says as he finally gets you out of the cave revealing a seemingly endless field of hotsprings and rivers of boiling water. "Welcome to my home."

    With that he shoots across the flatland and takes you up a mountain towards the biggest spring in eyesight. At the top of it you see a massive smooth-skinned Salamander, bright red with black markings leaning back and drinking from a sake bottle. He wears a headband with a forked tongue on it. "Master Yaito, I have a visitor." The Salamander's eyes open and his tongue darts up to lick one of them, "Well well, hello there softy." he says as his finger curls to usher you closer, "How can I help you this fine day?"
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:08 No.16536516
    "So it does."
    Remain calm.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:09 No.16536517
    Well, Shimaru is a greedy jerk now, it seems.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:11 No.16536538
    Definitely going to make asking for those kunai back awkward since it seems like he thinks he gets to keep them... At this point, it might be best to just let him keep them to be honest. If he does figure out how they work, I highly doubt he wouldn't tell us about it.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:12 No.16536548
    "I'm here for a contract."

    Arguably the technique is far more valuable than the tags themselves, since with the knowledge of the technique Gen could create his own.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:13 No.16536552
    "I was tasked with finding a summons that could defeat a great whale southernmost island of the Land of Water
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:14 No.16536566
    Approach, bow.
    "Thank you for taking the time to grant me an audience."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:17 No.16536583
    >"Thank you for taking the time to grant me an audience. I was tasked with finding a summons that could defeat a great whale southernmost island of the Land of Water. I'm here for a contract."

    He nods, "Very nice....tell you what. A contract doesn't come free." He says with a lizardly smile. "Come, take a dip in my pool, and have a sip of my drink. Let's see how tough you are. Prove to me that you are what I want you to be, and I'll help you however I can." The salamander says as his tail splashes the water, making some touch your hand and instantly cause searing pain from the burning heat.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:18 No.16536598
    How do make a dignified cannonball.... Hmm.
    Oh well, go for it.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:19 No.16536606
    With the High Pain Tolerance and Inhuman Pain Tolerance perks, do we get bonuses for resisting the searing heat?
    >> Sketch 10/06/11(Thu)02:19 No.16536610
    What do you guys say? Strip down and dive in?
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:20 No.16536620
    Step in to the water; is there a way for us to use chakra to either dissipate heat faster, or make us less susceptible to the high heat and pain?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:20 No.16536624
    Nope, you're feeling the pain, but, you aren't going to show it. You are gonna be stone faced as your flesh burns away and your muscles suffer. Have fun!
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:21 No.16536633
    It's a hot spring, don't dive in.
    You step in.
    Though yeah, we probably should undress.
    >> Sketch 10/06/11(Thu)02:21 No.16536634

    i think striping down to our pants and walking on top of it only to just sink in would be graceful enough. Bonus points for not having any facial reaction to the intense heat.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:22 No.16536639
    well you know what they say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
    >> Sketch 10/06/11(Thu)02:23 No.16536654
    If it gets too much we could always waterprison ourselves with water from our gourd to make a cooling barrier.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:24 No.16536662
    Unless we can use chakra to keep it cool, that won't last long.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:25 No.16536666
    Or use Avatar of the Sea.first.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:26 No.16536672
    These'll work, but will that lessen us in the eyes of these salamanders?
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:26 No.16536676
    Obediently you strip down to just your pants, walk over the water and sink in slowly. The pain is excruciating. You've lost your hand and been burned by fire before, but this is more painful than anything you've ever experienced. Your face is locked in a grimace of determination as you see the gigantic yellow eye watching you carefully. He sniffs and after only a few seconds gives you a sip from his massive jug of sake. The liquor burns hotter than the water, but you swallow it and after ten more seconds he laughs and takes you out, "Very cool, little fleshling. You kept it cool under pressure and under the heat." He said and nods, "I like you. You wanna call me or my boys up, just give us a holler, and we've got your back." he swears to you as he snaps and three smaller red Salamanders bring a scroll with a volcanic shard sticking up, ready for your finger. "Oh yeah, just one more thing. You're gonna wanna see Mamoro, the Deep One. He is most excellent and will probably let you summon his boys if you show him that I did. He and I go way back, you hear?" he asks and dutifully you prick your thumb, sign your name, and mark your fingers. "Very cool." Yaito says in his deep voice as he winks, "Go ahead, I'll have Akaboshi carry you, I'm sure your soft skin is burning something fierce."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:26 No.16536681
    How about we do it like a man, with balls?

    No fucking around. Balls deep. No pussyfooting, no tricks. Honestly. All the way.
    >> Sketch 10/06/11(Thu)02:28 No.16536694
    Even better. We could probably get away with using a chakra control test to keep the water from actually touching us if we use avatar of the sea. I'd prefer to just wade in like it was a normal hot tub though. It seems more in keeping with Shimaru's personality.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:30 No.16536713
    I'm reading this in a mixture of cockney and Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Adventure's voice.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:30 No.16536718
    "Thank you, Yaito."
    Give him a thumbs-up with our bone hand, then get on top of Akaboshi.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:35 No.16536750
    >"Thank you, Yaito."

    "Your hand is most excellent." He calls out as Akaboshi scuttles away with you on his back. The temperature drops sharply as you go down a steep decline, stopping at the bottom as he lets you off, "I can't go any further or I risk falling to hibernation, just head straight and take a dip."

    You find the water to be freezing and it not only cools your skin but it mends and heals your burns. At the very bottom of the deep pool you find an immeasurably huge Salamander with smooth black skin with blue blotches. "Ah.....a soft-skin. I haven't seen one of your kind since Hanzo swore himself to Ibuse and his clan. Tell me, are you here by yourself, or do you have Brother Yaito's blessing?" His voice is deep, slow, and contemplative. His eyes droop, half-asleep.
    >> Sketch 10/06/11(Thu)02:36 No.16536762
    "Yaito has given me his blessing."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:38 No.16536781
    "I've proven myself to Yaito. His sake has quite the kick."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:44 No.16536832
    >"Yaito has given me his blessing."

    "I see. Do you wish for my contract? My bretheren and myself are willing to serve you, but we are not combatants first. We are healers and tide-bringers. However, we can produce water at rates unseen by humans, and we are happy to protect our summoner. Lastly, we can swim through the earth as easily as we do the sea." He says and lazily extends his massive hand, a contract scroll of seaweed there along with a sharp rock. You sign onto it and he nods, "Very well then, welcome welcome." And with the business done he rolls onto his back and takes a nap.

    Out of the corner of your eye you catch movement and when you turn you see a blue salamander with red flame patterns on his hide and a long frill of black spines appearing, "Good afternoon, soft-skin! I am Tomaru, what's your name?" he sniffs you in the water and smiles, "You're a summoner!! The first one in...decades..." He thinks, "That's what they taught me, decades indeed. Come on, let's go to the land so you can talk as well." he says, easily talking enough for both of you.

    Once on land you see that he's roughly ten feet long tail-tip to nose and about your height on all fours. When he stands up he's easily seven feet tall, extending his hand for a shake he grins, "So, you're the summoner, I knew someone signed the contract when you signed it with Yaito, so I guess it only makes sense the Deep Sleeper down there would give you his go ahead too." He says and his spines wriggle, "I'm just so excited to meet a soft skin who will get me outta this dreamland! I wanna use my gifts and be helpful, not just sit around and drink all day!" Salamander in fifty years!" He says and opens his mouth, faces a wet rock and blasts it with a focused blast of steam which makes the rock dry up and split apart into rubble. "I can wreck stuff!"
    >> Sketch 10/06/11(Thu)02:46 No.16536863
    "Heh, a talent I can appreciate. Who can I talk to about taking down a whale?"
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:46 No.16536864
    "I think you'll find your talents will be well represented working with me."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:47 No.16536869
    As he moves you can see he breathes out neither fire like Yaito nor does he drip water like Mamoro, but rather his nostrils vent super-heated steam. He catches you looking at it and notes, "My mother was a Fire Salamander and my father a Water one. I'm the first Steam ***Salamander in fifty years."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:48 No.16536883
    I'm tempted to ask the guy, since he is damn old, if he knows of any legendary smiths to make us a sword.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)02:49 No.16536891
    Take out our sword, activate steam buzzsaw and slice through another rock.
    "How auspicious."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)02:55 No.16536948
    >"How auspicious."

    Tomaru's tongue flicks and he nods, "Wow, that's pretty co-" he starts but your sword starts to scream out noise and the seal starts to flash through the blade as the metal starts to crack and splinter before finally giving out and exploding. Tomaru lunges up and wraps his body around you and takes the metal with a loud hiss of pain before he focuses and pushes the metal out of his body with focus and dips into the water, his wounds mended. "Are you alright, Master?" He asks, the smoking handle of your sword in your hands.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:00 No.16536989
    "Yes and no."

    Well, that could have gone better.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:04 No.16537016

    "...My sword..."
    Shed a single tear
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:05 No.16537024
    Compose ourselves.

    "You have good reactions. I'd hoped that sword would last for future swordsmen to inherit..."
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)03:06 No.16537034
    >"Yes and no."

    "Maybe we can fix it?" he asks with half conviction as he nudges the pieces and sees the bits of seal paper on them, "Oh....it was magical. That explains why it blew up." He says and looks up at you, "Making all those seals on normal metal, even well crafted normal metal, is asking for disaster." He said and looks around, "Well, maybe I could help..." He said and paces around in a circle before saying, "I've got it! We'll get you a new blade made from Serpentsteel! It's a kind of metal that we treat with our natural chakra and that has been developing in these springs for hundreds of hundreds of years!"
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:09 No.16537057
    Oooh... weapon upgrade. Lets do this.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:09 No.16537061
    "Who do we ask for it?"

    Not looking forward to telling Gen what happened to Suiseiken.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:10 No.16537063
    "A generous gift. What do salamanders value, so I might repay you?"
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:10 No.16537066
    you guys' map looks like an upside down map of europe
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:13 No.16537081
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:14 No.16537091
    Huh, that it does. Not surprising really. Kishi probably didn't expect to use it all that much.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)03:18 No.16537127
    >"A generous gift. What do salamanders value, so I might repay you?"

    "Honestly? Excitement. It will be nice to stretch our lungs and limbs a bit to make something for you. Besides, our new Master should receive a gift from his charges." He said and walks, "We could get Yaito's help." he suggests as he walks that direction, "After all, the big guy has the hottest fire in the shinobi world. His alcoholic breath, along with his amazing chakra power, means he can bleach terrain with an idle breath. For cooling, we'll need the Deep Sleeper's breath."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:20 No.16537141
    Tomaru confirmed for bro.

    Let's talk to these guys and see what can be hammered out.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:22 No.16537159
    "Excitement... I should be able to deliver."
    "Let's see this serpentsteel."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:22 No.16537162
    Alright, let's see what kind of sword we can get.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:29 No.16537246
    Should we go with something similar or do you guys think we should try something new?
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:30 No.16537264
    I've been doing some thinking and I've just realised that as awesome as Yamada is at killing people one on one he'd be an absolute nightmare opponent in a war setting, considering that if he has enough mooks to kill he has effectively unlimited chakra.

    Now that we have area of effect attacks in the Salamanders we'd be god of war.
    Unfortunately for us as players it would seem war is coming to an end.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)03:35 No.16537315
    >"Excitement... I should be able to deliver."
    "Let's see this serpentsteel."

    He takes you deep into a long hole where almost two miles of baby fire salamander eggs glowing bright red hot are heading the steambaths, under them the metal is getting forged and bubbled by their development.

    "There, the good metal is the one that runs down into reserves over here." He says and scuttles over to some black metal with silver highlights, "The silver is the true metal, the black is mostly slag." He bites into the metal and chews it up before spitting out only shards of silver and swallowing the slag until quite a large pile exists, "Alright, we're going to superheat this, forge it into a blade unlike you've ever seen, and then we'll figure out someway to make it excellent!"
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:35 No.16537319
    Reforge Suiseiken, obviously. Get DAISUISEIKEN.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:38 No.16537353

    Do we come up with a new design, or are you going to randomize it?
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:39 No.16537362
    Seconding question.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)03:45 No.16537409
    Well, we're just reforging the metal, the actual power we will decide in a bit.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)03:57 No.16537517
    Tomaru takes you to Yaito who laughs at the request before telling you to stand back, the heat from his breath warping the air and making your clothes singe from the heat. Once it's done the metal is a pile of slag which Tomaru quickly grips with his claws and starts shaping into a long curved blade with a curved handle and a handle on the backside of the blade. "There...now you can make a slash and block with your whole upper body, that will make you stronger when you softskins smash metal against one another." he says with a laugh before looking at you, "Now, quickly to the Deep One."

    In short order the Deep One rises up out of his pool and spews water on the blade which seems to pulse like a heart, "We're almost done, it need something special, to make it good for you." He says as he paces around it, "Can you find someone or bring someone who can do some advanced Fuuinjutsu? I want to live eternally and live for the thrill of battle as the sword's heart." He says, his eyes bright with excitement.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)03:59 No.16537531
    "I know someone who fits that description..."

    While dreading having to tell Gen about this.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)04:00 No.16537536
    And then we ruined Gen's wedding for our new sword.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)04:00 No.16537538
    "Are you sure?"
    If he says he's sure, then:
    "I know of one person. Genpachi."
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)04:01 No.16537546
    nah it's still like a month off. He seems to knock this stuff out fairly quickly.
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)04:02 No.16537558
    Honestly interested question here

    How many of you guys wear Naruto headbands in real life?
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)04:04 No.16537574
    Honstly interested question here.

    How many of you guys wear Imperial Aquila in real life?
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)04:10 No.16537617
    I normally don't associate with the fan base. The same way I don't associate with overt "that guy''s who share any of my /tg/ related hobbies. I don't wear shirts with d20s on them so I don't wear any anime paraphernalia either. But I do consider it the same thing, it's just buying merch to support something you enjoy.
    >> KumaSennin !!hAxKShXKS9j 10/06/11(Thu)04:11 No.16537624

    New one's up
    >> Anonymous 10/06/11(Thu)04:12 No.16537626
    So that's one person at least. Probably 2 with the spiteful guy.

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