Mission Setting the table [SSTM]

Uchiha Asuka

Leaf Main Branch Sennin
Feb 20, 2018
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No
Asuka sighed as she waited at the Phoenix gates for her companions. Having said that, she wasn't worried about her students abilities. She was worried about them doing something stupid. As the sun appeared over the horizon she wondered if these would be an easy mission. She understood why Takeshi gave her the mission, she didn't understand why she would give her gennin to go with her. But orders were orders and she had faith in her students to do the right thing when it came to it.

Scratching the back of her head she re-read the letter again. Sheebus, it isn't even a combat mission but it could turn very wrong if they weren't careful. But for now, she just had to wait for her students to come. All of them. Best she could do was wait and hopefully they wouldn't come late.

[So for this mission thread this is how it works=
You can do whatever you want but your actions have consequences. Meaning it can either go good or bad depending on the situation. I'll be DM'ing and playing Asuka but most likely the success on the mission lands upon you.]

[Note= Sorry for the short post. I'm horrible at starters]

[5 day limit on posting.
UNLESS you PM me telling me you need more time.]
 

Nakano Karasu

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‘Had it all been a dream?’ Karasu was laying in bed. Her alarm won’t go off until ten more minutes. Usually she would hate to be awake before the alarm went off but today was particularly different. A smile crept on her face as she laid in bed. She was a Genin. She had the headband and everything. Her big blue eyes peered over to where the headband was hanging on the post of her four poster bed. Yep it was right there. That was no dream or imagination. It actually happened and now she will be going on a mission, though the mission really was her Genin exam so she needed to pass it or it would mean she probably head back to the academy. That is not what she wanted. She had goals and to achieve them she had to get stronger. Being a Genin is a step forward toward the goals. She turned in her bed and laid there for a moment thinking. A loud beeping sound went off and Karasu turned over on her side and reached out to press the button on the alarm. Immediately the beeping stopped and Karasu got up from her bed.

Karasu took a nice warm shower and let the water go over her head. It felt refreshing. After she cleaned up and got dressed in her purple and black shirt that had the Nakano clan symbol on it. She put on some black pants that had white stripes on the side that allowed her to stretch and maneuver pretty well in it. She put her pouches on the back of her pants and made sure all her tools were there. She combed her long white hair and put it in a ponytail with a long braid before placing the black Leaf headband around her neck like a choker. She stared into the mirror for a while to see how she looked with the headband. She smiled as the excitement in her eyes started to grow. Her father had breakfast already on the table. She didn’t see Hinata or Jirou up yet though it was really early in the morning. Her father Hiro, who always had a habit of being up this early smiled at her. “Hello Baby Girl, Are you ready for your mission? It’s a big one and it will determine if you continue on as a Genin. I have to say I am very proud of you. “ Karasu smiled as she listened to her father compliment her. She stuffed a mini rice cake in her mouth before swallowing it. “Thanks dad. I know how important it is. I believe I am ready.” He nodded toward her. “Very good, now the most important thing to remember is teamwork. Make sure you insync with your team. That is where it will be determined if you pass and fail. “ she nodded and said “Yes I learned that lesson the other day with an unexpected test.” she said with a gulp as her mind drifted back to when Asuka had a samurai come after her and other students. She was praised for her efforts but her lack of communication was what made her fail the test. She understood and she looked at her dad. “I promise to do my best. “ she grinned at him.

Karasu finished up her breakfast and grabbed her sword to place it on her back. She waved goodbye to her dad before setting off toward the Phoenix gate where she was to meet with her teammates. The sun was rising which made Karasu feel giddy. She knew she shouldn’t be acting like a little kid but she couldn’t help it. She was excited that this was a mission that will determine her fate for now. She was not gonna let her dad or mum down. She passed a few shops that were going to open up soon. She smiled and waved to the shop owners while her thoughts entertained scenarios of what the mission could be about. She never was told what the actual mission was going to detail other than it was an escort mission. It seemed simple enough but Karasu had a lot of questions still about it. She wanted to do her best and that was what she was going to do. She practically skipped all the way there and was getting close to the Phoenix gate. In the far distance she could see the entrance to the village but couldn’t make out if anyone was there waiting yet. It wouldn’t be the first time to be the first one there she thought to herself. As she got closer she saw that someone was indeed there. It looked like the Sennin Asuka which Karasu confirmed as she got even closer to the gate. She walked up to Asuka “Good morning, I hope you weren’t waiting long?” she smiled as she looked at the Sennin who had a letter in her hand. “Is that the mission letter that the Hokage gave you?” she asked with curiosity. Karasu looked around to see if Hikaru was on her way but saw no sign of her fellow Genin. She glanced back at Asuka as she shifted on the balls of her feet. Karasu looked up in the sky. There was a slight breeze but so far nothing to show that the weather would hold them up unlike her last mission which rained profusely. “I think it might be a nice day today?” she said, making small talk as she waited for Hikaru to arrive.

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Uchiha Hinata

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Hinata had woken up from his slumber, getting up as he was nervous quite abit. Soon he got ready packing light with all essentials, a light pack on his back as he heard karasu left already. Looking in his mirror, trying to psych himself up.

Looking at his eyes in the mirror, worried if he has control or not still. Soon heading out of the home, heading to the meeting place. Still quite nervouse, as he walked to the meeting place he tried to calm himself down. Soon spotting Asuka and Karasu. Staying silent as he didnt know as to what he should say. Unlike his friend he was given this as a test if he should be a genin or not, Unsure why Lord Hokage thought of it as such, Maybe due to his undecisivness he always had, around high figures like him. Sighing as he looked at karasu. The thought of his friend being there with him, made him happy and calmed him down.

He walked over to stand next to Karasu as he soon spoke up.

"I hope we do good right."

He nervously laughed as this was nerve wrecking for him as unlike other uchiha prodigies, he didnt fare well with the idea of tests, trying to calm down his nerves but reminding him it isnt just a test if he should be a genin but an actual mission.
Thinking like so calmed him down once more, Soon looking at Asuka, ready to begin as he had finaly fully calmed down. Ready for a mission.

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Apr 26, 2020
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No
OOC Rank
B-Rank
Hikaru strode down the streets of Konoha, bound directly for the Phoenix gate with her bag slung over both shoulders, nearly full. Her headband and its accompanying thrill of purpose rested on her forehead- she could still barely believe that it was real. Wearing it felt completely natural, yet she was constantly aware of the weighted cloth against her skin. It was definitely a new experience, and even succeeded in taking her mind off the mission every few minutes. Her mind was racing- this was her first mission as a real ninja, and its outcome would decide if she got to continue her life as one… there was plenty of pressure involved. At the same time, though, she felt elated for practically the same reasons. Another mission, another chance to learn new things alongside her teacher and friends; there was no telling what kind of things they would encounter!

She hurried into view of the gate at last, spotting the group of three convened a short distance from the wall. Giving them a wave as she approached, Hikaru greeted her team, “Good morning! I hope I didn’t keep you waiting for too long,” she added, noticing that she was the last one to arrive, “...I took a little longer than usual to pack, since I wanted to make sure I was prepared. That’s mission rule number 1! Or at least one of the rules, I don’t know how many there are.” She gave the group a bright smile- she was definitely feeling the excitement now. Adjusting her bag on her back, the Genin waited, facing the mission’s captain beside Karasu and Hinata.

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Uchiha Asuka

Leaf Main Branch Sennin
Feb 20, 2018
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No
Asuka looked around, and waved brightly as soon as Karasu showed up. She shook her head. "Nah, I wasn't waiting that long. Hope you had a pleasant morning as well." Asuka sighed as she looked down on her hands for a moment, eyeing the letter. We will have to explain it to them, but better to wait for the others rather than doing it now. "Yeh. This is it. It has the details of our mission. Speaking of." Asuka patted Karasu on the head with a smile on her face. "Congratulations on your graduation. Welcome to the shinobi force."

Asuka looked over and smiled at Hinata giving him a pat on the head as well. Seeing how this kid reacted would be interesting. "Hopefully you do good since this will determine whether you stay in the academy or graduate." Asuka giggled "No pressure." In any case, now they had to wait for the fourth member in this mission and thankfully Asuka spotted her coming towards the gates, good sign... they were punctual. Asuka waved back and clapped her hands once everyone was ready.

'Allright ma pipsqueaks! We got a few hours of walking and I'll explain the mission on the way. To adventure!" Asuka cheered raising her hands into the air as she started walking. Waiting for them to get ready.

A few minutes after she looked back at them and started explaining. "Our mission is a C-rank which means, based on intel alone, that means our opponents, in case there's fighting, we'll mostly be skilled bandits, not other shinobi so I doubt there'll be any danger in that." Asuka sighed as she continued "Unfortunately our mission doesn't simply involve fighting which makes it more challenging." Asuka stopped and looked at them. "You are no longer kids, you are shinobi and this world is unforgiven to those that fuck up so from this point forward you follow my every order without question. Is that clear?" Asuka waited for an answer, if anyone decided to be smart and decline she would simply smack him/her. "First order of business. Karasu, Hikaru. Take off your headbands. From this point forward you are junior journalists following me, an editor, hunting for the next big story. Hinata, you're my younger brother accompanying me on this trip due to your fascination on my work." She took their age into factor and hopefully having the student stay close to her they could avoid any kind of scrutiny from being shinobi.

"For context, haven't any of you wondered why the fire country is safe for merchants? How even though our forces are hardly stationed on the outskirts yet there is little concern on safety?" Asuka scratched the back of her head. She had to explain this, otherwise there would be trouble. "After the civil war and the damiyo's execution crime went rampant across the fire country so and it became a huge problem to re-start trade." Asuka jumped a log that had fallen across the board as she continued to explain. "So a deal had to be struck. Crater city was created. For those of you who don't know Crater city is also known as City of Thieves and for good reason. The deal was simple, Crater City would be under the Hokage's rule but self regulated meaning they were under the law's of the land but self enforced which made it a haven for illegal activities. In exchange the family leaders would make sure those activities didn't leave the city and they would deal with anyone that goes out of line." She waited for a few moments for that to sink in, or for them to ask any questions since the better informed they were the better success rate they would have. "Unfortunately Shinobi aren't well liked inside the city since we can't ignore anything that goes against the law of the land. I do hope you can see where their might be problems."

Asuka sighed as she continued to walk. "Crater city is mainly controlled by two families. The Ayanami and the Kaname. Both have had big rivalry that has spanned a very long time, bad blood... but they've gotten too big and their skirmishes are starting to get out of control which means that if it keeps escalating it might start reaching outside the city's borders. Our mission is to stop that from happening and hopefully finally achieve peace between the two families." Asuka sighed as she stopped overlooking a hill, down was crater city. It seemed as if it was a very traditional city, architecture consisted of traditional japanese small buildings. There were some higher story buildings but none that served any real purpose. It watched carefully people would be able to make out people walking around normally, heck it seemed like a normal city at a glance. She turned around to her pipsqueaks. "I can not stress this enough. No matter what you see in there, do not get involved. The city's infrastructure is fragile as it is we don't need to make it worse by causing more trouble." Asuka stood straight and gave a smile. "Any questions speak up. Don't stay silent otherwise things might turn sour."
 

Nakano Karasu

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Karasu looked at Asuka as she mentioned that the letter was about the mission then she followed by congratulating her. “Thank you.” As Karasu was waiting she saw a familiar yet unexpected face arrive. She looked at Hinata and said “Oh you are coming too?“ she said with a bit of excitement in her tone. She fiddled with her Leaf headband making sure it wasn’t too tight around her neck before resuming talking to Hinata. “Yes we will do our best. “ She knew Hikaru should be coming soon and just as she thought this in her mind, here comes her fellow Genin. She waved to Hikaru “Hey there,” she smiled then nodded as Hikaru mentioned about taking her time to pack things. She knew all about that as she had her pack on her which took her a bit of time as well.

Now that all the team was assembled Karasu listened as Asuka became very serious as she explained the mission details as they started to head to their destination. Karasu listened as she explained the situation at Crater City. It was a complicated situation where they couldn’t go as themselves. She just made Genin and couldn’t show it but that was fine with her. She understood as Asuka had told her and Hikaru to not wear their shiny new headbands. She frowned but understood why. She carefully took off her headband and placed it in her backpack. She was told she and Hikaru were to portray junior journalists to Asuka’s editor role. She thought she could do that. “Ok no problem” she said as she continued to listen as they walked.

Asuka started to tell them all about how Crater City started and how it ruled. Karasu mentally took all of it down. She had a pretty good memory as she absorbed all the information like a sponge. Karasu learned that Crater City is known as The City of Thieves which was technically under Hokage's jurisdiction but the city was self governed. Crime seemed to run paid there and it was their job to not to allow it to get out. Karasu realized that would be quite tricky since shinobi are not liked there. Karasu nodded “Yes I can see how that would be a problem. We need to be discreet.” she added, then had some questions. “Now we are supposed to make sure that any crime or fighting doesn’t go outside the border of the city. How do you propose we go about that? If we are pretending to be journalists how should we approach the situation without getting involved? It seems like if we do something it can trigger consequences that we may eventually regret. Don’t worry I won’t do anything stupid. I just want to know if you have a plan in motion already or is it something we just have to wait and see when we get there.”

Karasu was always filled with questions. She was cautious but very resourceful. She always looked to the bigger picture but never forgot what was happening around her. She was a strategist and wanted to know all the facts so that if it was needed she could try and do her best to come up with something that would help her teammates and the mission. She looked toward the Sennin and her teammates as she waited for a reply. They continued heading toward Crater City. This was the farthest she had been from the village since she arrived. She wanted to do her best and show that she was worthy of the rank she had been given.




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Uchiha Hinata

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Hinata listened closely, blushing as he was patted on the head, regretting the fact he hasn't hit any growth spurt yet and stayed short. Listening as Asuka mentioned about their mission and how the world is unforgiving to those who mess up, but his attention was more on bandits, the moment that word was said he clenched his fist, and eyes were filled with rage, clearly a trigger for him. He was clearly angry but upon hearing the words of little brother, he snapped out of it and blushed.

"WAIT I WILL BE WHAT NOW!!!"

Hearing the fact he will have to play her younger brother made his face turn crimson, clearly confused and embarrassed as he knew that if he played along he would be seen as defenseless, no one would suspect him, but on the other hand, he really didn't want to be Asuka's little brother.

Clearly having trouble with this choice he spoke up.
" F .... F - F _ Fine....I w .. will be y - y- your little brother"
He said clearly having trouble saying such out loud. Calming himself down as he heard of what the city would be like.
Searing it into his mind Crater City, The city of thieves he would most likely need to go there so he made sure to note that is it ruled by two families, that he shouldn't just go and cause problems.

Already planning to kill the bandits when he meets them, he knew he has to deal with such atrocities and he was fully ready to accept the fact even if someone was being beaten to death, he couldn't step in to help nor can he even glance at them, a hard task for him as he knew he had to do so. Planning to stick rather close to asuka to play of the facade of her brother. He knew he can do this.

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Apr 26, 2020
377
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No
OOC Rank
B-Rank
Hikaru greeted Karasu and Hinata as she arrived, and waited for Asuka’s direction. The captain clapped her hands, and they were off, the breeze behind them as they walked along the path that led away from the Village Hidden in the Leaves. As Asuka explained, there was certainly a danger of running into combat on this mission- though their enemies weren’t likely to be much more than a few bandits, it was still valuable information to be prepared for. She had never been in a fight with opponents who wouldn’t hold back, and she spent some time thinking about that… she was hopefully prepared to kill to protect her village, but she would definitely avoid doing so unless it was absolutely necessary. She didn’t think that a group of bandits would be enough of a direct threat to the village for their team to have to use lethal force… then again, that was assuming the bandits didn’t get the better of them. Her first real mission, with real danger- no more farms or wild piglets here. Was she… was she really ready to face uncertain danger, and even death, for the sake of her village?

Asuka went on, snapping Hikaru out of it a bit. She had her teammates with her, one of whom was a Sennin. Having companions was reassuring… and, she thought, pinching herself for not thinking it first, she would absolutely be willing to put her life on the line for her village. That was her duty as a ninja- her proudly gleaming headband reminded her of that. She nodded solemnly as their captain impressed upon them the necessity of following her directions exactly. She had already placed her trust in Asuka, and she agreed to place that trust in her other teammates as well. “Yes, I understand,” she responded, as quickly as she could.

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Now for the first order of business: they… had to take their headbands off. Hikaru reached up and began to untie the dark blue cloth from her forehead with slight confusion on her face (but no hesitation- she did just say that she understood, after all) as the Sennin continued. Their roles made sense to her, and she pulled the forehead protector off with a nod. Hinata’s reaction to his job on the mission was amusing, but she had noticed a small problem, “Wait, should we disguise our headbands somehow, just so nobody can tell what they are if they take our bags or something?” She used a variant of the Combination Transformation technique as an example, shifting her headband into a blank-covered book in a cloud of white smoke. Stowing the book-band in her bag, she continued down the path with her team.

Asuka began to explain their destination: Crater City, also known as the infamous City of Thieves. Hikaru shuddered a little in spite of herself- the crime central of the entire Fire country was the site of their mission, it seemed. Though it was true that there would very likely not be any other Shinobi there, there would certainly be plenty of bandits to make up for it. On top of that, they would definitely have to hide their identities as best they could. Their mission was to make sure a feud between two powerful families was contained to the city’s borders… she agreed with Karasu with a nod of her head after the girl had finished- she very much hoped Asuka had a plan for them to go about doing this. Once the Sennin had finished, Hikaru voiced her understanding: “Right, got it. We’ll be right behind you!” She had no questions at the moment, but wondered if that would change… “When will we be able to safely ask you any questions we might have once we’re in there? I’ll use my better judgement, I promise, but I wanted to know if we had a specific way to regroup.”

[WC: 651]
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