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An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

This merchant city by the sea is enclosed by great ivory walls which were used to hold the desert storms at bay. This outpost resides outside of the Diamond Maelstrom and is often visited by travelers seeking supplies to go into the Diamond Maelstrom. With the storm finally subdued after three decades, commerce here has increased exponentially as curious travelers explore the desert terrain and seek a rumored subterranean hidden village!

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An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:59 am

Brewgakure


Amid the colorful canopies and the buzz of consumers there was a single establishment that stood out. It was a ten story multi-tiered building covered in lush green plants that partially obscured the black tinted windows. Over the door, partially hidden by a stack of crates left in the middle of the cement walk path was a gaudy blinking neon sign that proclaimed: Brewgakure. The beat of music that could be felt underfoot and the lit sign were the only signs that the establishment was open but the bar was always open, word of mouth had a way of getting around. Since the bar's opening night several weeks ago, Brewgakure has been a local hot spot for sailors, pirates, shoppers, merchants and ironically enough shinbobis.


The bar was rather typical, a long hardwood bar spanned the length of the establishment that was lined with a row of padded stools. There were several waist high tables with a set of stools tucked beneath although most were perpetually occupied and a few booths in the back of the bar where the lights were let down real low. Often live music or entertainment played on the stage, however that was not what made Brewgakure remotely interesting, rather it was the "authentic shinobi experience" that they offered. The wait staff were all "shinobis" who specialized in stealth, dramatic displays of "shinobi magic" and "combat." Owned by the renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, Aburabuta Hirotomi the bar opened the week of the international shinobi examination and has drawn quite the crowd naturally but perhaps to add to their 'authentic nature' they have an offer for shinobis -- perform for 10 minutes, get free drinks for the night.


The shinobis have indeed heard his call, many arriving around first call providing a majority of the evening's entertainment while the waitstaff confound and astound their patrons with their clever use of sheets painted to resemble the walls and the floor so that they could 'disappear without a trace' and their ability to use their powerful ninjutsu to summon various strong spirits and ales for paying customers out of thin air or perhaps a false-bottom on their serving tray. Apparently a true shinobi never shares their secrets.


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Establishment owner, he was a well-dressed man quietly sat down in a booth at the back of the club. He seemed to have no interest in the bright lights, the music or the people gyrating to the rhythm. He laid the white napkin on his lap and ordered a bottle of wine, an expensive... the most expensive bottle of white. He seemed uninterested in small talk as he handed the waiter a folded bill wordlessly and waved him off, not even allowing the waiter to uncork and pour him a drink but the waiter left the corkscrew behind. Buried to its neck in the cork, with ease and a sudden *pop* the bottle was opened. The man sniffed the cork, taking in the fruity bouquet before he poured himself a glass of the golden liquid.
A Martial Arts Tournament to prove the best in the world approaches and while the world might have forgotten this military hovel in this frozen wasteland I have not. In my possession is three wildcards. Find me in Soons Haven in wind Country if you wish to acquire one. Prove your strength and your valor and fame will be yours!

-- Aburabuta Hirotomi
He was waiting for someone. Well, a few in fact. Messages were disseminated throughout the 'civilian' world. He was looking for shinobi representatives in the upcoming World Martial Arts Tournament. there was much to be gained, not simply prestige but interest in not only their skills but in their communities'. He did not want one of the Great Nations to win. Goodness no! He saw this as a business oppertunity, an investment. His people found your people. You piqued his interest. He just needed to see if you were as worth-while as they said.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:58 am

This was the place.

Shiromaru had finally managed to get inside "Brewgakure" after what seemed like days of waiting in line. If his informant hadn't clued him to this place he'd have already made the run; Yes, run.; to the land of water. However, it would seem that the rumors of some strange benefactor claiming to have a set of wild cards for an upcoming world martial arts tournament originated not too far from where he was previously. Shiro had only recently left the Hidden Sand Village and finding out that Soon's Haven was his destination made him all the more glad he didn't waste a trip to Water Country. Fleeting as that happiness was, it took all of at least three hours to get passed the line and security.

Once inside, Shiro was taken back by the entirity of the place, and that was saying something considering Shiro had seen, and lived in the Toraono Dojo for a time. The young man eventually found himself crossing the floor packed with dancing millennials, drunk patrons, and shinobi-wait staff, most of whom weren't as good at their job as advertised. A classically trained shinobi eye would probably scoff at this establishment, citing it as undignified work for a profession that requires such dedication and training. However, Shiromaru was far from classically trained. He more than most knew and understood the need to work however you managed to work. So he didn't judge. He did however see them for what they were, which was a private army.

Something was out of place.

This club was amazing by all accounts. Everyone inside, even the staff seemed to be having a good time.

Except that one guy...

Tucked away in a private corner, no doubt VIP, Shiromaru spotted a seemingly rich guy wave off a waiter before uncorking his own bottle of whatever. He was alone but most of all he seemed uninterested in the goings on around him. Perhaps that was because he was having a private moment? Or perhaps it was nothing new to him.

Shiromaru was not new to this game. He didn't have a true name or face of the guy he was looking for but if he was in this bar, in this country, the man Shiro was looking at had a high chance of being the guy he was looking for based on the information he'd received, so Shiro took a chance walking up to him.

Formality was never one of Shiro's stronger traits. It was when the glass had been fully raised to the man's mouth and he was dedicated to taking that first sip of his golden drink that Shiro reached speaking distance to the man and he pose this simple question:

"You the guy about the tournament?" Completely straight faced, Shiro didn't look like the typical club hopper, given his attire (see avatar) so it was obvious that this place wasn't his scene though honestly Shiro was well within the age range to enjoy an environment such as this. He was here for something he found much more pleasing.

Fighting.

Over the years the boy now grown into a man had spent his entire short life training his body to create the perfect fighting machine within himself. It was an obsession he'd never admit to. Shiro always told himself he trained as hard as he did so that he'd be strong enough to protect the ones he cared about, but in the years he spent training on his own, he'd alienated everyone around him and was now essentially a monk in his own right. His body was his temple and his temple was a highly trained weapon. Weapons should be used less they go dull and Shiro figured that using his weapon this way was more productive then getting bored and picking a fight with someone else.

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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:29 pm

Although Mist had fallen there was still those who remained alert for any news about the village. So when the rumor that a scavenger in search of abandoned goods by those fleeing the village. Along with a few scattered items the man had apparently found a letter that had been pinned to the base of the towers. The contents of this document were apparently an invitation to any who believed themselves capable of being a representative of a private party. The Sage hadn't believed it until he saw the weather worn document himself. It seemed this party was only eager to make the villages look weak, but Akkuma cared not for that. He cared only for the chance to further spread his reputation over the lands. Akkuma would have it so that one day the very mention of his name would be enough to sow despair into the hearts of nations & halt the march of armies.

That life sapping & chakra draining aura of his would proceed his arrival. Pushing the doors of the establishment open he would step through the threshold into the building. How he could feel the chakra from those around him calling to him. So eager were these shinobi to expose their talents & gifts for a few mere drinks. He felt the eyes of many upon him as he smirked & walked further into the building among those shinobi. Scanning the room his gaze landed on someone who looked familiar. Although when he'd last seen this person they'd been a child now before him stood a man. If it was Shiro he would put money on the fact the boy was here to battle. Smiling Akkuma noted the male he seemed to be conversing with. Akkuma had done his fair share of unorthodox meetings & was willing to bet this lavishly dressed man was Aburabuta Hirotomi.

"Aburabuta Hirotomi I presume..." the Sage would say stepping beside Shiromaru. Turning his gaze to Shiromaru he would say "I had wondered if I'd see you again..." his voice would be familiar to the man although his appearance would not. No longer the walking monstrosity Akkuma stood a tall slim athletic build, with white hair. That mismatched gaze however remained the same & that ominous aura was undeniable. Both of the men had gone through some changes since their last encounter & yet here they stood again eager to taste battle once again. With those words he'd once more return his gaze to the businessman. "There are few who would think an invitation to Mist would still be acknowledged..." as he spoke he removed the weather stained letter he'd acquired from the scavenger.

"...what does someone such as yourself have to gain by challenging the villages capabilities so openly?" if he'd still been that being who had unchecked chaotic energies flowing through him he'd have never concerned himself with such things. But this man had gone to a lot of trouble to send word across the lands in search of individuals who were capable of challenging the candidates from the villages. Not that his efforts couldn't have purely been motivated as a means of business. Though if that was the case he doubted the man would've opened himself to all types of individuals. Considering the types of shinobi who would find interest in such an endeavor, were more then likely going to be like Shiro or himself. Taking this into account not only had the man spent quite an expense but he was also taking quite a risk. After shinobi like this were just as likely to take a man such as Hirotomi as a hostage.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:00 pm

Although it had been some time since Ao had last set foot in his old village, he had made a habit of keeping tabs on the happenings in the now frozen wasteland. Using a combination of his allies in the Fox Clan as well as some of the individuals who had stayed behind, Ao was typically notified if something out of the ordinary happened there. Not too long ago something that fit that description occurred.

A small white fox had approached Ao one evening while he was enjoying his dinner. A small tubular carrying case was tied around the fox’s neck which, when opened, produced a small rolled up piece of parchment. Ao unraveled the paper and read its contents, Ao’s eyebrows curled giving off a look of confusion. Apparently someone was looking to sponsor three unincorporated shinobi to fight in the upcoming Martial Arts Tournament. While Ao was not too familiar with said tournament, he found it odd that a mysterious individual wanted to sponsor three shinobi to fight against the three shinobi villages. What purpose could that serve? Ao pocketed the small note, and reached into one of his hidden pockets to get the messenger fox a treat. This situation had peeked Ao’s interest, maybe it was time to head back to Wind Country.

Ao packed up his things and made his way to the location mentioned in the fox’s note. He moved quickly to Wind Country, stopping only to sleep and eat, and made good time. Eventually Ao arrived at the location detailed in his note, an establishment called Brewgakure. From what Ao had gathered from the locals, this establishment was well known for its ‘Shinobi’ staff and its attitude towards Shinobi in general.

The interior of the building was well kept, and the wait staff was attentive and friendly. It was quite clear to Ao that whoever ran this place knew exactly what they were doing. One other thing caught Ao’s attention, something much more telling than a well maintained business. There was a group of shinobi preforming, what appeared to be, justsu for a small audience. Apparently Shinobi who provided a show for other patrons of the establishment could drink for free. Ao was unsure if showing off some of ones’ secret techniques for free drinks was wise, but he could certainly understand why less serious Shinobi may jump on the offer.

Towards the back of the club Ao noticed that two strange men were standing in front of a table, while another man was seated and drinking a glass of wine. Ao first went to the bar and ordered a drink, which he took in his left hand. Normally Ao would cast a transformation jutsu on his arms to make them appear normal, this time though, he had decided to wrap both arms in bandages leaving two diamond shaped openings on his palms.

After he received his drink Ao made his way to the back of the bar, as he approached the other men Ao spoke up.

Would I be correct in assuming that this gathering of misfits are here for the Tournament sponsorship? My name is Yamada Ao, former Shinobi of the Hidden Mist Village, and I’m assuming the drinks are on the house... Ao would then bring his drink to his lips and take several gulps before letting out a loud, and slightly over-exaggerated ‘Aaah’

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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:39 am

OC: Looks like we are missing one. Since he never showed... let's move on. This is a future antagonist for Wind Country, he is a statted NPC just so that you are aware.

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The champagne sparkled with life as it is poured. Fine silvery bubbles moved towards the surface in a steady, almost shy stream that shattered into fragments of gold when they broke the surface. Some of the bubbles were enduring and those fine bubbles would settle in a delicate cordon around the edge of the glass like a string of graceful pearls.

He would place the flute below his nose and he would savor the scent. The effervescence tickled him ever so slightly but he was still able to take in the subtle spicy and woodsy aromatic qualities that made an exquisite bouquet. That first whiff was like the overture to an opera and with his first taste there would be a recurring theme. This was his favorite year, also the most expensive. Quality, above all other things was something that could always be bought.

"You the guy about the tournament?"

That first sip, the most important taste where the flavors all distinct but somehow muttled would dance along his tongue and cool the length of his throat would be interrupted by a youth. Well, a juvenile delinquent if he were to grant the young man a label. Scrappy and dressed in perish the thought, department store duds. Yes 'duds' seemed like the correct term, it was internally taxing to consider those to be something described as 'attire.' He gently lowered his glass, a team of bubbles raced to the surface as the bottom of the glass tapped the table's surface leaving a creamy ring along the edge. "The guy?" Aburabuta replied, his voice was utterly charming as he scanned the young man with a discerning eye. "I prefer the term benefactor," with a sweeping motion of his hand he would invite Shiromaru to take a seat. "I take it I was not difficult to find," he commented as he took an empty glass and started to fill it with champagne and slide it across the table in Shiromaru's direction regardless of whether or not he took a seat. "Always one for civil conversation and introductions, I am Aburabuta Hirotomi." He sighed, "yes, of that Aburabuta family." Everyone knew of his father and by extension also of his exceptional self so it was no surprise even if it was taken for granted. "And you are?"

He would wait for Shiromaru to answer. He was well aware that young people these days, especially millenials were more socially inept than their elder counterparts but surely he knew his own name.

He would look at his watch, it was nearly time. There should be others unless there were no capable chakra-manipulators outside of the great nations with the ambition to enter the tournament under a shared banner. He would spy another over Shiromaru's shoulder. "Aburabuta Hirotomi I presume..."

Aburabuta nodded in acknowledgement.

"I had wondered if I'd see you again..."

Aburabuta flashed Akkuma a pearly smile. He did not recognize the stranger but it was not uncommon for people to recognize him but not the other way around. He was a Sunan, right? Obviously not classically trained if he was standing here of course. "Sit... join us," Aburabuta ordered as he poured yet another glass and offered a flute of champagne that likely was worth more than a month's wage for him. If nothing, Aburabuta was a charitable man willing to culture the barely washed masses.

"There are few who would think an invitation to Mist would still be acknowledged..."

He claimed and Aburabuta tried to keep a straight face but his thin lips pulled back against his face into a smirk. "A shame, truly," he forced himself to remain civilized and cordial. Not out of sympathy but rather because it would have taken too much effort to educate a simple man in the basic fact that the nation had no dignity to defend, afterall it was dead. "But it left space in their ranks... space that could be, and was bought." Yes, he bought Mist's standing in the tournament. The nation was destroyed, be it by natural disaster or some sort of supernatural occurance it mattered not to him. "And their loss might be to your benefit, Mister... he was politely hinting that here was where you should give him your name since you had already hinted the source of your shinobi training. What was something as useless as a name!

"...what does someone such as yourself have to gain by challenging the villages capabilities so openly?"

He raised a perfectly groomed, arched brow. Wasn't that obvious? Of course not to them. How could he describe this simply? Oh yes, one word. "Profit," he replied. He was there for one reason and one reason alone. He saw what few others did. This was an oppertunity. Where most saw this as a chance at honor, dignity or even to demonstrate their ethnocentric superiority he saw something else. The privatization of a shinobi force and what that could mean for the future. "Why should political figures be the only one with chakra-capable under their employ?" He assumed that they were considered deserters. Criminals even in some circles. "I am sure that you are aware that it is a crime fro a shinobi to defect. To share secrets of their land. A land that they were born into without choice. Capitalism gives people the freedom of choice," he explained in terms he felt were simple enough for even these people to follow.

Whilst this conversation was ongoing a third and final interested party would approach.

“Would I be correct in assuming that this gathering of misfits are here for the Tournament sponsorship? My name is Yamada Ao, former Shinobi of the Hidden Mist Village, and I’m assuming the drinks are on the house..."

Oh my. Did he? Yes he did... He just gulped that swill? How... How unbecoming! There was a look of abject horror on Hirotomi's face. His poor palate must have been destroyed. He felt faint. Well, perhaps he was being a tad dramatic just then. "Mist again," how ironic. "Join us," he poured something better. Well, anything was better so this was significantly better one could say. I believe this would be all of us," he commented as he looked at his watch once again. It was disappointing, he expected one more but he never made his presence known. Either that or he was so impressive he was going to be overlooked entirely. A bloody shame.

He would refill their glasses if they drank the champagne like pop. Service was not his forte per-say but he did not want good product to go to waste especially when there were uncultivated palates afoot. Once the bottle was empty, and it was quite large (over 2 liters) he would cover his mouth to let out a cough. "I am glad... glad that you could make it," his sentiments likely being something that they would brag about in the days that follow surely. "I have offered you all here for an arrangement that would prove to be beneficial to us both." He would look at the wait staff, the tables adjacent were empty as ordered. "And if working with me continues to be to our mutual satisfaction, then perhaps future arrangements can also be made." He as no fool. There was no honor or loyalty among thieves, but there was fidelity to the man or the woman that paid the best and that was, much like his father always him. "You see, I bought an in to the World Martial Arts Tournament and I have procured three slots at great expense to myself." He would then retrieve three vanilla colored slips of paper with intricate gilded seals on the side facing them. "Three slots I am willing to part with... Under a condition I have already ascribed on these slips." He explained as he turned the slips over so that the words written in fine calligraphy could be visualized. Okanegakure. Apparently 'his' hidden village if they were able to read between the lines. "Fight under my banner and the slot is yours IF you can hold your own in a fight."
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:24 pm

After Hirotomi took another sip of his rather expensive looking champagne, Shiromaru would continue the conversation by taking the seat he was offered. As he sat down and relaxed in the obviously expensive and comparably comfortable seat Shiro responded to Hirotomi's kindness with a polite decline of the offered drink.

No thanks. Clouds the mind and kills the body. Shiro was never fond of drinking. The idea of allowing a substance into your body and willingly fogging your faculties didn't sit well with the young man. His body was more then just his temple. If only his benefactor knew.

You can call me Shiromaru. A man of few words, Shiromaru slid the glass slowly back to his benefactor while looking the man in his eyes. Before he could say another word, an old 'friend' made his appearance known. Shiro felt a familiar sense tingle down his spine as Akkuma who looked nothing like he had when Shiro met him, made his entrance. The two spoke casually and however brief before another man made his way to their growng party. Shiro was not much for words in this particular situation. He'd ask his few questions soon when the opportunity presented, however, for now, he was content to listen.

Its been a while Akkuma. He nodded in this mans direction. They were not friends, but had come across each other many years ago.

Shiromaru had grown up a mercenary. He didn't relate to this talk of defecting. He was for better or worse, a self trained shionbi. He didn't bother with the politics of village life. When he wanted to go somewhere, he went, when he wanted to leave, he left. However, Shiro could gleam that he was special in this regard. There was truth to Hirotomi's words though they weren't what Shiro cared about. Shiromaru cared about being the strongest there was and that was what this tournament would provide him with the ability to test. Because he was not part of a village, this was seemingly his only shot at entering this world tournament.


I'm in. Again not much for words, Shiro didn't need to think much on this choice. His mind had been made up long before he entered this establishment. He came here to gain entry in this tournament so if he needed to fight under the banner of the Village hidden in Money then he would do just that.

When do we start? looking to his new 'boss; for an answer, Shiro would wait and see where he was going with this.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:37 am

The Sages assumption was correct & the man conversing with Shiromaru was indeed their host. Akkuma knew someone such as Shiro would not be able to resist a tournament, drawn to the chance to prove himself the best in the world. When he said it had been awhile since he'd last seen the man. Hirotomi flashed a grin at him perhaps he thought the Sage had said that remark to him. After all a prominent business man such as himself, why would he not think that a shinobi might know his name. When he was directed to take a seat from his host he gave a small nod & took a seat. Ensuring he would not sit on his tails as he accepted the flute full of exquisite champagne from Hirotomi.

Giving the liquid a sniff he would enjoy the sweet aroma of scents that flooded his nostrils, before taking a sip & savoring the subtle flavors it held on his palate. In response to the Sages words the businessman said it was a shame. Although Akkuma very much doubted the sentiment, not that it concerned him Mist was dead. After all it was the regulation enforced by the villages that so often interrupted his experiments & work. If not for their politics & moaning of ethics he'd have no doubt completed a vast amount of his projects. Instead the need for secrecy only delayed his work unlike when he had been a researcher for Mizugakure's Anbu. How he missed having the free reign to experiment on his subjects without scrutiny from those around him. His words on how it's void had left an opportunity was well known to the Sage. Where Hirotomi had used it to his advantage to gain this chance. Akkuma had used it to begin building a network among the villages. For many former Mist shinobi had resettled in the great nations.

When he said it's loss could be to his benefit he chuckled. "The fall of Mist has been nothing but a benefit to me & the name is Miroku Akkuma..." he would say in answer after all if Mist had not fallen he would have found himself without a head. Those mismatched eyes held Hirotomi in his gaze as he gave the sunan businessman his name. Wondering if he would recognize the name. Between his very public declaration of war against the Daimyo Ishii & owning one of the only Casino's that could boast serving beings from all manner of life. He was a being said to fraternize with demons & other ethically questionable individuals. Even darker still were the whispers of his involvement in crimes such as abduction, murder & illegal experimentation. In fact the most recent of his public events (well known) would have been his participation in the Event that had erupted in a battle that had found himself & Shiromaru facing off against the forces of multiple nations. One of their foes had even been a Kage. Yet here they both stood despite such bold acts they were so eager to throw themselves back into the fray.

Taking a sip of his champagne he would listen to the answer provided to his question. Hirotomi's initial answer of profit disappointed the Sage he had hoped for something more ambitious. But at least the man's greed would keep those in his profession well & truly employed. However it was when the man extrapolated that Akkuma got excited. This mans reasoning was far greater then something as mundane as profits. No he did intend to send a message. That individuals such as himself had the means & capability to command chakra capable individuals. Such a notion wold have far reaching ripple-like effects through society. He'd seen individuals & organisations attempt such a feat but only from the shadows. However this man had a much different intention to not do so just publicly, but the one place where the world would be focusing it's attention. Listening intently to the mans words as he sipped the exquisite liquor.

Although he doubted Hirotomi caring for the freedoms that shinobi weren't afforded. He felt the man's issue with how the system worked was that it restricted his ability to take advantage of shinobi. Sitting back his ears would twitch with excitement as he drank from the flute finishing the last of the exquisite liquid in the flute. Placing the empty glass onto the table he gently slid one of his clawed fingers around it's edge. Thousands of Kikaichu lay in wait dormant inside their host. Eager to consume any foe who opposed him, so Hirotomi wanted them to fight under his banner? This was something the Sage had no issue with & he had expected to be pitted against a foe. After all who would invest so much on an opportunity such as this without seeing what those who would be representing them were capable of. "Your terms are agreeable. We have a compact." he would calmly say as he sat there wondering who he would have to fight. Kikaichu slowly began to crawl from his heels beneath the table moving individually around the club. Already beginning his preparations.

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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:07 pm

Ao sat back and listened while the two men that had arrived before him agreed to Hirotimi’s terms without so much as a second guess. Ao had gathered from the conversation between the four men that the other two shinobi were former members of the Hidden Mist as well. None of this really made sense to Ao though. Why did this man really want to sponsor shinobi for the World Martial Arts Tournament? And what was this Okanegakure that was mentioned on the slips of paper that Hiritomi was holding? Did this guy really have his own hidden village?

What an interesting situation you have gotten yourself into. I can’t wait to see how this turns out… Azathoth said in Ao’s mind, almost gleefully.

Ao looked at the glass of, presumably, expensive wine and brought the glass under his nose. He took a quick sniff of the glass’ contents, and then proceeded to down the entirety of its' contents in one slow and drawn out chug. The sweet and sour taste of the wine overwhelmed Ao's palate, he grimaced slightly. Ao sat the glass down on the table, squeezed past the other two men to find a seat at the table and chose one across from Hiritomi. Ao leaned back in his chair and brought his right ankle up to rest on his left knee before speaking.

Well it looks like we’ve got a couple of bad-asses over here. Ao said as he looked to either side of him at his fellow former-mist shinobi.Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a good fight, but I like to know a little bit about who and what I’m fighting for. Ao pointed at the slips of paper before continuing.


Are you telling me that you have a hidden village of your own? And let’s say we win this tournament for you, what do you get out of it? Sure, Ao was asking a lot of questions, but he was doing this for a reason. He had been here before; a wealthy yet shady individual makes an offer than seems almost too good to be true with the promises of fame and fortune. Next thing you know you’re strapped to a table with some crazy scientists pumping the life-blood of a fucking otherworldly entity into your body over the course of several years.


Also, I assume that if we take you up on your offer, that this is an ‘all expenses paid’ kinda deal. Cause if it’s not, well that’s a deal breaker right there. Ao said with a smile as he lifted the hand with the empty glass in the air and shook it slightly to get the attention of one of the waiters. The ice that remained from Ao's initial drink rattled slightly.


The wine is too sweet, by the way. Ao said as he reached for the glass that the man named Shiromaru had declined.

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Yugen stands five feet, ten inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has shoulder length purple hair that he typically puts into a braided tail. He is faired skinned with golden eyes, and typically wears a purple robe with a golden sash that extends from his left shoulder diagonally down to the right side of his waist.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:00 am

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Their potential sponsor offered a flute of bubbly to the mercenary youth, it was likely that the sweet fluid was indistinguishable from *sigh* 'pop' to his uncultured palate. A 'waste' some would claim, but that is the essence of wealth - to squander it without fear because you simply have such glorious excess.

"No thanks. Clouds the mind and kills the body."

The young man declined the offered drink. How dull, a health nut. At least he knew what champagne was, while not entirely redeeming at least the boy was not a cultureless heathen and he might be a solid investment if his sentiment preserved his peak potential and his capcity for success was worth maintaining. Hirotomi was appraising Shiromaru as well as the rest of them as he would a potentially valuable gem being peddled by a possible shyster.

You can call me Shiromaru.

The flute was returned. Was there a bloodline limit that was obvious? Pearly white eyes or demonic features? He looked a bit too young for this but the heir has seen enough in his travels and dealings to know that age had very little to do with one's ultimate skill. He would look into the name, see if he was known in any of his circles or circles he had influence over.

"The fall of Mist has been nothing but a benefit to me & the name is Miroku Akkuma..."

The former Kiri-nin claimed. Two of three names shared. Aburabuta of course wondered how true Akkuma's words were. It was uncommon for a shinobi to disparage their own community. There was a sense of nationalism. A sense of pride and heritage in their homeland. His denial of either sat strange with the businessman but it was too early to jump to conclusions just yet. Of course Kirigakure had no direct relevance to him, however behavior was a different matter.

Its been a while Akkuma.

Shirmaru greeted the Kirigakurian. They knew each other. Associates? Acquaintances? Hard to say but he would find out in due time. Out of the corner of his eye he watched Akkuma sample the offered drink. It would have a full body and splendid sweet notes, it was indeed the best one could buy in this desert-hick town. There was no reason to ever have anything less than the best. Aburabuta answered the mercenary's questions simply enough. He had no desire to go into detail. Details were for winners. Some of his plans involved secrets he would only be willing to share with his most trusted inner circle but the -why- was basic and obvious enough: there were profits to be had and he was seeking his full share. There were some specifics that would involve a long-term agenda for this fledgling protagonist but it was unlikely any of these men before him would prove themselves worthwhile or live long enough to learn much more. If they did, perhaps their relationship could be mutually beneficial.

"Your terms are agreeable. We have a compact."

Akkuma declared.

I'm in.

And Shiromaru agreed simply. Truly he was not a man of many words. Aburabuta stood up and extended a gloved hand to Akkuma, the better dressed of the trio but still garbed in unfashionable rags in his opinion to seal the agreement with a simple handshake. Some say it is dangerous making contracts with demons, but men are just as terrible. "An agreement then." A gentleman's pact was made.

Out of the corner of his eye he would watch as Ao drained his drink like a heathen. He cringed.

When do we start?

Shirmaru asked, the scrappy street-rat was likely his favorite. Strait to the brass tacks. The answer was of course obvious: today. He was in a bit of a rush because his last buy-in's had an unfortunate accident but thankfully nobody was going to find their bodies.

“Well it looks like we’ve got a couple of bad-asses over here.”

The curious one said as he looked to either side of him at his fellow former-mist shinobi.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a good fight, but I like to know a little bit about who and what I’m fighting for.”

He pointed at the slips of paper. Aburabuta released a charming laugh, it sounded like money. "I assumed that you already knew," Hirotomi replied. "Read any paper, business, social and sometimes fashion and you would find my name." He waved his hand dismissively and sighed. How could he expect a barely literate to read the business section, it was far too deep in the publication and it was likely he never got through the cartoons. "I am an heir to the Aburabuta name," a surname that used to carry some weight domestically and abroad but it would seem likely that the name would fall on deaf ears.

“Are you telling me that you have a hidden village of your own? And let’s say we win this tournament for you, what do you get out of it?”

Straight to the point. A disbeliever. Aburabuta leaned over the table, his groomed brow arched. "You mean to tell me that you think that a man with means would not?" It was a basic truth men with money could buy anything -- friendship, loyalty and love being among them if you knew the price to pay. He had a name, he had the means to buy men... so yes, he had a 'hidden village.' He would pull himself away with an air of confidence, it would be odd considering that he seemed comfortable in a small space surrounded by potentially morally ambiguous individuals. "As for what I might gain...?" He let his sentence trail off as he shrugged his shoulders. Some secrets were his to keep, "if things work out I might be willing to share." A relationship with him would be profitable for them both if they had sufficient value.

“Also, I assume that if we take you up on your offer, that this is an ‘all expenses paid’ kinda deal. Cause if it’s not, well that’s a deal breaker right there.”

"All-expenses paid?"

Aburabuta repeated before he let out a dry cough that he politely covered with his hand but he was unable to contain it. A riotous laughter would erupt from the businessman. "A-a hotel room!" He laughed harder, tears rolled down his cheeks. "And a few meals!" He doubled over. "That is... that is cheaper than the glass of champagne you rejected! It's pennies!" It took him a moment to compose himself. "Sure-sure, presidential suite and a classy whore for each of you." He coughed as he tried to suppress his laughter. "How pedestrian to be concerned with such things..." he concluded, "but I will need some assurances from each of you. Assurances that you can actually fight." He would peel his glove off his left hand. Was he going to throw his towel in the ring? Of course not.

He eyed Ao's glass, how did he get ice in his flute. A part of him felt sick. Watered down champagne is like eating off the children's menu in a five star restaurant. It is important to note that there are no children's menu in any restaurant worth its ranking.

“The wine is too sweet, by the way.”

"No, it is just watered down. Where... why do you have ice in your glass?" His brow was furrowed, he was visibly bothered by the uncultured consumption. It was somewhat painful.

He pulled his attention back to the actual discussion. Distractions were for poor people like them. "In any case," he recomposed himself. "ATTENTION PATRONS!" Hirotomi raised his voice to a stern tone slightly louder than he was speaking with the trio and the restaurant halted. The servers, some carrying potted plants, a few boxes to simulate stealthy service maneuvers would gently place their props on the floor. Customers would stop eating or talking, initially this would be those closest to their table. Yes, they were listening in, and like a wave silence would encompass the busy restaurant. Had he 'bought' his patrons? Yes, of course. What sort of enormously wealthy villain would he be if he depended on customers at a campy restaurant? Well, there was one customer in the far back corner. They got the message when the notice the grave-like silence that befell the restaurant. They looked at each other and then at the rest of the space, with an uncomfortable expression they joined the flock.

Aburabuta excused himself from the shared table and started to walk to the center of the restaurant. He would depress a button, it was almost invisible but it was there on one of the pillars. The floor started to part, tables would be pulled to the left and the right with 'patrons' still seated. A large central space would emerge. No, it was not a cliche pit filled with alligators, lions or sandworms. It was simply an arena. A rather sizable one in fact. The implication here was obvious, this was a test to determine their skill and mettle before Hirotomi invests in them. "Time to put their chakra where their mouth is right!" Hirotomi announced, there were cheers in response. He would gesture the trio to come forward and to enter the arena.

If any (looking at you Shiromaru) rush over then they would hear the instructions first. "This is a three-way battle, I have a medic on hand. Before I invest in you" yes they were quite the investment "I want to be certain you are more than merely chakra capable."

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OC offer: MISSION REWARD S RANK
  • Success: Being last one standing in a three-way fight.
  • Failure: Losing in a three way fight.
  • You may opt out of this and not fight at all.
  • This will be using the new system stuff a bit early.
  • Because this is outside of the mod period this would be a no-kill fight.
  • Word Count and post count for missions is still required. If you do less than an S Rank worth of words or post you would get the highest possible rank you meet the requirements for (so be a bit verbose).
"In fact, win or lose you will get a little something to hold you over until you travel to Tea Country." Money is often a compelling factor but the chance to fight would have been likely enough for the more hot-blooded among them. "But the winner gets a larger share." His smile was slimy and yes he was asking you to fight for cash.

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You're going to have the chance to test out some new toys. Get your updates taken care of in missing lands for a three-way combat. Goal: be the last one standing. This is your chance to see how certain things interact and to test tour build for tweaks.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:02 pm

ooc: I'd heavily suggest ignoring 'post order' if that's what Ao and Akkuma are doing. Just because I got here first doesn't man I want to be first all the time.

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It would seem that all those involved in this proposition had arrived and business was moving forward. Ego's aside, Shiromaru knew what he was here for and it was only natural that his would be employer would want to test out his investment before the actual shit hit the fan. A reasonable request, and one Shiromaru was all too content to provide. Standing up and making his wa from the comfortable couch and into the arena where they would do battle, Shiro was unfazed at the mention of medical shinobi on hand as he was likely the one who wouldn't need them.

The young brawler would wait for his sparing partners to enter the ring with him all the while guessing what he was getting himself into. Akkuma was some kind of demon. That much he knew but Ao was a stranger and Shiro was in the dark about pretty much both their abilities. On the flip side, Akkuma had seen Shiro fight before and would possibly remember his style, however that was many years ago and things have changed significantly since then.

I just need to beat these two guys? Simple enough. Confidence poured from his words, and neither of his opponents knew what was in store for them. Shiromaru had yearned for some time the chance to test his newly formed battle prowess in an environment that wouldn't get him thrown in jail and it would seem that Mr.Hirotomi was kind enough to provide just such an environment. What luck.

I'm ready to begin. Simple words to start, he wasn't much for long drawn out conversations before a battle. If the three of them were going to fight, then there wasn't much to say. Shiro needed little preparation as he prided himself on always being combat ready. Looking to his would be opponents and waiting for them to enter, once inside, he would greet them.

Welcome to my world.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:29 pm

Akkuma slid his finger over the top of his glass as the shinobi & businessman continued there banter. How naive the shinobi had proven himself to be. Hirotomi enlightened him to the true value of his request. It'd amounted to nothing more then pocket change compared to the bottle of fine liquor they'd been given the chance to taste. Shiro seemed all too eager to get the fight underway. It was good to see the shinobi hadn't lost his appetite for battle, although he was concerned about this Ao character. He was someone Akkuma knew nothing about & with the Sages particular interests it was of concern he'd not come across the formed Mist nin. Hirotomi moved revealing a transforming Arena, he took mental notes of the design features he could see. Such a structure would suit one of his businesses & could prove to be quite valuable.

Hiro began announcing the upcoming battle with a smile Akkuma stood. Calmly walking over to the arena, stepping within he would turn to face his opponents. Giving them both a bow as Shiro spoke this was his world. The words brought a sinister smile to his face as Akkuma spoke. "Consider this an invasion then..." his words held a dark joy to them & there was a darkness in his gaze. Though he harbored no ill will to these shinobi he would not allow them to make him look bad. Straightening up he would prepare himself, with his kikaichu lying in wait all he needed to do was wait for the battle to begin. This was his chance to earn himself a potential ally for what lay ahead. He had no intention of having those chances tarnished by the two shinobi who stood before him.

Corrupted Chakra ebbed from the Sage & a deep rumbling buzzing could be heard from inside the tailed shinobi. He would make sure that these two shinobi knew that if they were to face him outside of this that he would not fall easily. With that thought he waited for the match to begin his only hope that his foes would keep themselves occupied with one another long enough for him to do what he needed. Those five fox-like tails swung behind him with excited anticipation soon he would have all those who doubted him & mocked his abilities kneel before him.

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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:33 pm

Shortly after saying his piece Ao had noticed a lovely red-headed woman off to the right of their table. She was currently facing away from Ao, which was fine for him as the side she was facing him with was very... flattering. The woman was chatting with, what Ao guessed, was a group of her friends. Her backside seemingly hypnotized the mercenary, as the next thing that he noticed was that the floor began to move. Ao watched in awe as a large portion of the restaurant was turned into a arena. Even though Ao had not been listening past the moment he made the comment about the expensive wine, he could put two and two together. Hirotomi wanted the three ninja to fight each other. It was a logical request, seeing how he planned to pay for them to fight in his "Village's" name.

Ao dropped his head to his right shoulder and slowly rolled it to his left, several 'pops' emanated from his neck as he did so. It had been a while since he had fought another shinobi, and this fight had some promise to it. Azathoth was practically giddy with excitement regarding the upcoming battle. Ao could feel the chaos god's energy mixing with his own chakra, prepping his body for battle.

Ao turned towards Hirotomi and said "I can't be held responsible to any damage done to your establishment.... Just saying...."

Ao jumped into the arena after his opponents. He looked at each one of them before speaking.

"Well, looks like we're about to have ourselves a good ole fashioned three-way. I hope that someone brought protection, for your sake" Ao smiled.

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Yugen stands five feet, ten inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has shoulder length purple hair that he typically puts into a braided tail. He is faired skinned with golden eyes, and typically wears a purple robe with a golden sash that extends from his left shoulder diagonally down to the right side of his waist.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

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[fimg=left]https://i.imgur.com/10zMlbi.jpg[/fimg][color=maroon][b]Ao[/b][/color] [b]HP:[/b] 45000 [color=red][-1140][/color] 43860 [b]CP:[/b] 33000 [color=red][-2460][/color] 30540 [b]AP:[/b] 10 [color=red][-7.5][/color] 2.5 [b]Cursed Damages Done:[/b] 1200 [b]Inventory:[/b] Explosive Armwraps [b]Maintains:[/b] Elemental Manifestation; Clay Clone (250 CP/round); Kamikaze Bomber (200 CP/round); [b]Status Effect:[/b] [color=olive]Sprained Leg[/color] [spoilername="Information"]Ninjutsu Accuracy 27 Audial Genjutsu 27 Evasion 23 - 1 Genjutsu Save 23 + 3 Genjutsu DC 23 Range Accuracy 19 Melee Accuracy 19 ==> 27 Explosion Damage: +20% Damage reduction: 5% CP Costs: - 10% Human Anatomy: +1 [size=80][url=https://ninpocho.com/viewtopic.php?f=213&t=10558][u]Jutsu Expansion[/u][/url] [u]Willpower:[/u] The Cancel Jutsu may now apply to Genjutsu of any level as long as the user is aware of it effecting them. If a user affected by a Genjutsu but unaware of it, and casts Cancel, Cancel now has a 30% chance of taking effect anyway. [u]Human Anatomy:[/u] The user gains +1 Critical Range to all attacks. All critical hits deal 2.25x Damage. [u]Bloody Mess:[/u] The user's Critical hits will always increase bleeding rank, even if the attack does not normally inflict bleeding. This does not apply to non-offensive techniques aimed at allies that can crit. When attacking a target at their maxed Bleeding Rank, the user has a base chance of 10% to deal 1.5% Max Hp damage immediately. This chance may be increased with the user's Bleed bonuses up to a 20% chance, but may only effect a target up to three times per round. When either of the above effects trigger, the target will take an additional +.5% Max Hp damage per round from bleeding on top of their current Bleeding damage. This does not stack. [url=https://ninpocho.com/viewtopic.php?f=213&t=211][u]Duelist[/u][/url] -- missed chance to use this! [u]Combat Instinct:[/u] Choose one opponent, the user gains +.5 to all Secondary stats each time their opponent lose 20% of their Max Hp, capping at +2 Secondaries. target was not identified. [u]Deflection:[/u] Partial hits upon the user are treated as one rank lower, IE a 75% hit becomes a 50%, 50% becomes 25%, and 25% becomes a miss. This does not overwrite effects which state partial hits are treated as full hits. Attacks which initially miss the user have a 10% chance of being deflected to a different target (does not stack with the previous note). Deflected attacks that target another victim are chosen at random and use the attacker's accuracy type with the user's accuracy secondary. [u]Elementalist:[/u] The user may now use a Major Affinity Move and a Minor Affinity move upon a single Jutsu (Up to B Rank) Both affinity moves must be different, and the user must have a Major Affinity in the Element. [u]Jutsu Mastery:[/u] All Jutsu cost -10% Chakra, this includes Maintains. All Chakra cost penalties from choosing to use 'Special Actions' are halved. [u]Cursed Alignment:[/u] Effect: Cursed attacks are attacks which are intrinsically aligned with the forces of Evil in the world. They deal +10% additional damage to Spiritual targets and deal -10% less damage to Holy targets. In addition at the end of each round participants suffer Cursed damage equal to 4% of the total amount of damage dealt to them by Cursed attacks over the course of the battle. [u]Jinchuuriki:[/u] All actions the user would take with Melee Accuracy instead use Ninjutsu Accuracy. Attacks changed this way are treated as the user's chosen element and recieve all buffs it would to damage, CP cost reduction, and accuracy. Transformed attacks also gain the benefits of the user's Alignment when Elemental Manifestation is active. [u]Explosive Art:[/u] May convert Fire and Earth Jutsu into a Clay Bomb at no extra cost. [u]Explosive Art:[/u] Access to the explosion element. [u]Explosive Art:[/u] Jutsu converted into clay bombs are treated as the 'Explosion' Element and gain explosion effects. [u]Explosive Art:[/u] All Clay Bombs act as AoE's targeting the proper amount according to the jutsu AoE level rules. Jutsu that are already AoE have their area increased by +1 target if used as a bomb. [u]Aperture Vision:[/u] +3 Genjutsu Save, Cumulative accuracy debuffs ignored up to -2.[/size][/spoilername]
[fimg=left]https://i.imgur.com/mjvMBfp.png[/fimg][color=indigo][b]Akkuma[/b][/color] [b]HP:[/b] 36000 [color=blue][+1080 Healing Factor] [+1920][/color] [color=red][Bleed I] [-2897][/color] 36000 [max] [b]CP:[/b] 33000 [color=red][-820][/color] 32180 [b]Corrupted Energy:[/b] 11000 + [color=blue][+1920][/color] 12920 [b]AP:[/b] 10 [color=red][-9.25][/color] 0.75 [b]Inventory:[/b] Weapon: Respirator, Miroku Headband, Pouch - Tools, Kikaichu Coating (Weapon). [b]Venomous Payload:[/b] [url=https://ninpocho.com/viewtopic.php?f=801&t=53676]Lullaby Powder[/url] & [url=https://ninpocho.com/viewtopic.php?f=801&t=53675]Make Believe[/url]. [b]Maintains:[/b] [b]Status Effects:[/b] [color=red]Bleed I[/color]; Defensive Stance [spoilername="Information"]Melee Accuracy 27 - 1 Ninjutsu Accuracy 27 - 1 Evasion 23 + 4 Genjutsu Save 23 Ranged Accuracy 23 - 1 Puppet Accuracy 23 - 1 Genjutsu Difficulty 23 Called Shot: +5% Damage Reduction: -10% [size=80][u]Conservative Motion:[/u] Jutsu effects that would increase Chakra Costs are negated. All Effects that have a chance of causing the user's action to fail are halved and all AP increasing effects are negated. [u]Sixth Sense:[/u] When making an awareness check, the user has a 25% chance to auto-detect the target. This applies to targets in Stealth, hidden by clones, and under transformations. Sneak Attacks to the user have a 25% chance of being detected and losing their Sneak bonus.[u]Deflection:[/u] Partial hits upon the user are treated as one rank lower, IE a 75% hit becomes a 50%, 50% becomes 25%, and 25% becomes a miss. This does not overwrite effects which state partial hits are treated as full hits. Attacks which initially miss the user have a 10% chance of being deflected to a different target (does not stack with the previous note). Deflected attacks that target another victim are chosen at random and use the attacker's accuracy type with the user's accuracy secondary. [u]Called Shot:[/u] - Called Shots only take half the usual accuracy Penalties. User can inflict Broken rank debuffs. [u]Defensive Technique:[/u] - When in defensive mode, the player receives -1 to accuracy per +1 to dodge instead of the normal +2 dodge -4 Accuracy defense penalty. The maximum amount of dodge for accuracy they may swap is 4. -10% Damage Taken while in Defensive Mode. [url=https://www.ninpocho.com/viewtopic.php?f=213&t=54484][u]Sage Mode[/u][/url] [url=https://www.ninpocho.com/viewtopic.php?f=213&t=29402][u]Contract Mastery[/u][/url] [u]Poison Mastery:[/u] The user's poison cannot be healed the round it is applied. Lingering Poisons last one round longer. The user is aware of the exact poison used on them. [u]Healing Factor:[/u] The user regains 3% Max HP at the beginning of each round. All Medical Jutsu are +10% more effective on the user. [u]Kikai Host:[/u] Attacks made against the user cannot prevent them from using chakra (such as Chakra Binds) or forcibly dispel their maintained jutsu (such as the disruption secondary effect); however, the user's chakra costs are increased by +30% while under their effects. This passive does not apply against any Genjutsu placed on the user. [u]Parasitic Infection:[/u] Targets currently effected by the Kikaichū Infiltration and/or Rinkaichū Destruction deal -15% damage (applied after any other damage modifiers). [u]Swarm Master:[/u] When the Aburame hits a 'target' during a round, if it is destroyed that same round, the Aburame gains 1 Kikai Swarm. Up to 3 swarms created by this skill may be active simultaneously, with newer swarms replacing the oldest. [u]Dark Sage:[/u] The user gains +10% Damage and +2 Awareness against targets whose health are below 30%. [u]Dark Sage:[/u] The user now has +1 towards their limit of active Creation in battle. [u]Dark Sage:[/u] The user now has a Corrupted Energy Pool that has a base amount equal to 30% of the user's Chakra. The user may cast Jutsus and Dark Sage Techniques using their Corrupted Energy as normal. User cannot partially use a portion of Corrupted Energy in combination to the normal Chakra Cost. They must use Corrupted Energy as the full cost instead, applying to both initial and maintenance cost. Techniques and Jutsus used with Corrupted Energy are treated as Cursed and gains +10% Damage. In addition, Creation Jutsus used with Corrupted Energy are not affected by any effects that would automatically destroy or do more damage against them, but causes any effects that would restore Health to them to deal damage instead. This also grants the Creation +10% increase to their Base Health. Additional Health does not apply to Earthbounds from Impure World Resurrection. There is no limit on the amount of Corrupted Energy they can gain through battle. Corrupted Energy cannot be affected by Chakra Increasing/Decreasing Effects and Bonuses. The Corrupted Energy Pool may not be affected in anyway possible. [u]Soul Harvest:[/u] Each time a Creation is destroyed in battle, the user regains 20% of its maximum Health as Corrupted Energy.[/size][/spoilername]
[fimg=left]https://www.ninpocho.com/remoteImage.php?url=http://orig14.deviantart.net/06ae/f/2015/138/7/2/shiromaru_avi_animated_wip_by_shadokage-d8tx77k.gif[/fimg][color=grey][b]Shiromaru[/b][/color] [b]HP:[/b] 48000 [color=red][-2695][/color] 45305 [b]CP:[/b] 30000 [color=red][-1782][/color] 28218 [b]AP:[/b] 10 --> 11 (gate) [color=red][-][/color] [b]Inventory:[/b] K Target, Tool Pouch, Med Kit, Weapon #1 (Hands) [b]Maintains:[/b] Synchronized Multi-presence (-310 CP/round), Gate of Wonder (-100 HP/round), Gate of View (-100 HP/round), Active Camo (280/round). [b]Status Effects:[/b] [color=olive]Sprained Head[/color] [spoilername="Information"]Melee 27 + 2 Will Genjutsu 27 + 2 Nin 23 + 2 Evasion 23 + 3 +3 + 2 Gen Save 23 + 2 Ranged 19 + 2 Gen DC 19 Called Shot Chance: +10% Damage Reduction: 5% Stealth: +2 ==> +1 [size=80][u]Hidden Power:[/u] Gains +.5 to all Secondary stats each time they lose 20% of their Max Hp, capping at +2 Secondaries. [u]Acrobatics:[/u] Capable of performing one additional Activated Auto-Dodge per round. [u]Weapon Attunement:[/u] +5% Weapon Damage Modifier. +3% Suppression and/or +3% Bleeding, depending on which status the weapon is capable of inflicting. Reduces all Natural Negative Accuracy Modifiers from Custom Weapons by -1 to a minimum of 0. [u]Called Shot"[/u] Called Shots only take half the usual accuracy Penalties. User can inflict Broken rank debuffs. [u]Defensive Mode:[/u] When in defensive mode, the player receives -1 to accuracy per +1 to dodge instead of the normal +2 dodge -4 Accuracy defense penalty. The maximum amount of dodge for accuracy they may swap is 4. 10% Damage Taken while in Defensive Mode. [u]Synchronized Multi-presence:[/u] +3 Dodge. The first attack used after an Activated Auto-Dodge has a 70% chance to be considered a sneak attack. [u]Hot Blooded:[/u] While there is a hostile target present and conscious in the battle with the user they are able to fight past their limits and cannot be KO'd normally through being reduced to 0 HP. Any round during which the user starts with a negative HP total they immediately suffer 20% of their maximum HP in damage and their Bleeding Level is automatically elevated by one step. If the user is already at Rank 5 Bleeding at the beginning of the round then they immediately suffer their Bleeding damage instead of their Bleeding Level being elevated.[/size][/spoilername]

[col3]Ao's Exploding Clone
HP: 8760 [-750]
AP: 3.5 [-2] 1.5 (next round will have full 5)
The Clone takes -10% Damage from physical attacks with a 50% chance to have the attack stick to it and the attacker receiving a -2 dodge.
Those stuck to the clone lose .5 ap in an attempt to remove themselves/their weapon at a 70% success rate.
Regenerates 10% of the health it lost the previous round at the start of each round.
Clone can use Artistic Fireworks using its hp in place of the CP cost.
Kamikaze strength is 1190 damage at +1 Accuracy.
The Clone has -6 to Secondaries.|Kamikaze Bomber
HP: 1800 [-150] 1650
When ridden, the user gains +1.5 Dodge.
The sculpture has 1,500 Hp and can kamikaze doing 1140 damage to a 15x15 foot area at +1.5 Accuracy.
Can Attempt to grab an opponent once per round at -4 Accuracy. Those grabbed receive a -3 Dodge until they free themselves for 1 Ap at a 60% chance of success.
Hp May be increased with Explosion Buffs.
Any attacks which miss the user has a 40% chance to hit the sculpture
Grants Immunity to the user's own AoE Techniques when ridden.
Detonation may Automatically target two separate targets.|[/col3]

What Happened?
0.00 Seconds | Akkuma's Dark Invitation goes off.
  • Akkuma Nin Check: 15 Success
    Shiromaru Nin Check: 7
    Akkuma Nin Check: 4 Failed (must exceed)
    Ao Nin Check: 4
0.00 Seconds | Shiromaru draws his hands using Unreal Clarity and Quickdraw.
  • Accuracy: +2 Accuracy
    Damage: -10% Damage
    Ability: May use Handseals while equipped.
    [list]Augments
    0.) Dual Weapon: Upon a Full Hit with the equipped weapon, a bonus attack will be made with the same accuracy dealing additional damage equal to 15% of the full hit's base damage. In the case of multi-hit jutsu, only one bonus attack is made at the end, dealing 15% of the cumulative damage dealt by any full hits. This bonus attack only deals additional damage; it does not inflict any other effects. While equipped with a Dual Weapon, the user cannot perform one-handed seals or use the Nimble Hands ability. Dual Weapon's bonus attack happens automatically after the triggering attack lands. It costs no AP or CP, does not need to be declared and has no limit to how many times it can occur in a round.
    1.) Primal: User's weapon can now inflict Suppression. If the weapon already can inflict Suppression then the chance it will trigger it is increased by 5%.
    2.) Swift: Whenever the user attacks with the equipped weapon they receive a +2 Dodge Bonus until the end of the turn.
    3.) Pressure: Basic attacks with equipped weapon cost 0.5 AP.
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0.00 Seconds | Shiromaru activates Synchronized Multipresence [Mastered] using Unreal Clarity.
  • +3 Dodge. The first attack used after an Activated Auto-Dodge has a 70% chance to be considered a sneak attack.
0.00 Seconds | Shiromaru uses Initiative to activate Gate of Wonder.
  • Seventh Gate: Gate of Wonder - +1 AP and +2 Genjutsu Save
0.00 Seconds | Shiromaru uses Initiative to activate Gate of View.
  • Sixth Gate: Gate of View - +2 Accuracy and Dodge. In addition the user automatically succeeds on Awareness checks against clone techniques.
0.50 Seconds | Equip weapon.
  • Explosive Arm Wraps
    [list]Type: Unarmed - Able to use Handseals
    Modifier: +1 Accuracy / -5% damage
    [list]Augments:
    Special Composition (Explosion)
    Vampiric
    Chakra Drain
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0.75 Seconds | Shiromaru activates Charge [Mastered] (Buffing Taijutsu).
  • The users next physical action targets an additional target, at -1 Accuracy at the targets.
1.00 Seconds | Akkuma draws a Smoke Bomb from Pouch and uses it.
  • Effects up to three targets in battle. Lasts a full round. Those effected by this item cannot target others specifically, or be targeted specifically (unless targeting themselves). Actions attempting to target them will be randomized among all those effected by this item (cannot target self). Additionally, their actions are modded as Hidden, even to those with Insight.
    • Attack (Akkuma) 2 Failed
      Evasion (Ao) 15
      Attack (Akkuma) NA
      Evasion (Shiromaru) NA
      • 1.00 Seconds | Shiromaru uses Body Switch Mastered and K.Target to dodge. Then uses Quick Reaction to speed up his next attack.
        • 70% chance to be considered a sneak attack. 4 Success
1.00 Seconds | Shiromaru performs a hidden action due to sneak attack against Ao & Akkuma.
  • 25% chance to auto-detect sneak attack. Roll: 47 Failed
    Attack (Shiromaru) 16
    Evasion (Akkuma) 6
    • Called Shot Chance 84 Failed
      Suppression Chance 10 Success
    Attack (Shiromaru) 19 Critical Hit!
    Evasion (Ao) 4 Bleed I
    • Called Shot Chance 3 Success Sprained Leg
      Suppression Chance 55 Failed
1.50 Seconds | Ao activates Elemental Manifestation Ao's alignment is "Cursed".
  • Stage 1 - Elemental Cloak: User generates an "elemental cloak" of chakra that surrounds their body. The elemental cloak acts like a barrier that protects the user from the first 750 Non-Illusionary damage dealt to them. The user's elemental cloak returns to it's maximum HP at the end of each round even if it was destroyed.
    Cursed attacks are attacks which are intrinsically aligned with the forces of Evil in the world. They deal +10% additional damage to Spiritual targets and deal -10% less damage to Holy targets. In addition at the end of each round participants suffer Cursed damage equal to 4% of the total amount of damage dealt to them by Cursed attacks over the course of the battle.
3.00 Seconds | Akkuma cast Rinkaichu Destruction - Rinkaichu Jacket Rank 3 Limb Priority; Head, Heart, Feet, Legs, Arms, Hands, Neck.
3.50 Seconds | Akkuma enters Defensive Stance w/ Defensive Technique (-2Acc for +4Ddg).
3.50 Seconds | Ao creates a Clay Clone. Clone is primed to detonate automatically upon physical contact with an enemy for an additional +1 Accuracy and +10% Damage.
  • 3 seconds into the round, this would leave the clone with 3.5 AP for this round.
    Awareness (Shiromaru) 20 Success
    Stealth (Ao) 19
    Awareness (Akkuma) 6 Failure
    Stealth (Ao) 13
4.00 Seconds | Akkuma equips Weapon - Kikaichu Coating.
  • Weapon: Kikaichu Coating
    Type: Unarmed - Can use Handseals while equipped
    Modifier: +2Acc -10%dmg
    [list]Augments:
    Swift: Whenever the user attacks with the equipped weapon they receive a +2 Dodge Bonus until the end of the turn.
    Steady: When a weapon with this augment is used while in Defensive Stance this reduces the Accuracy penalty of Defensive Stance by 50% (to a minimum of -1 Accuracy).
    Wide Edge: Partial Hits against the user are always treated as one step in the user's favor.
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4.75 Seconds | Akkuma performs a basic Attack/Called Shot Targeting Shiromaru's Head.
  • Attack (Akkuma) 20 Crit
    Evasion (Shiromaru) 3
    • Called Shot Chance. 52 Failed
      Nin Check (Akkuma) 4 Resisted
      Nin Check (Shiromaru) 16
4.75 Seconds | Shiromaru activates Active Camo Mastered + Special Action 1.
  • He is now considered to be in stealth.
    25% Chance for Akkuma to auto-detect. 53 Failed.
5.50 Seconds | Akkuma performs a basic Attack/Called Shot Targeting Ao's Head.
  • Random Target: 1- Ao, 2 - Ao's Clone. Roll: 1 (Ao)
    Attack (Akkuma) 1 Miss
    Evasion (Ao) 12
5.50 Seconds | Ao casts Kamikaze Bomber and rides it.
6.25 Seconds | Akkuma performs a basic Attack/Called Shot Targeting Shiromaru's Head.
  • Awareness (Akkuma) 4 Failed
    Stealth (Shiromaru) 19
6.25 Seconds | Shiromaru uses Quick Reaction to perform a called shot head against Akkuma.
  • Attack (Shiromaru) 17 Hit!
    Evasion (Akkuma) 19
    • Called Shot Chance 88 Failed
      50% chance to have the attack stick. 89 Failed
      Nin Check (Akkuma) 8 Failed
      Nin Check (Shiromaru) 14
      Shiromaru is no longer in stealth
7.00 Seconds | Akkuma performs a basic Attack/Called Shot Targeting Ao's Head.
  • Target: 1 - Ao, 2 - Clone. Roll: 2
    Attack (Akkuma) 8 Hit
    Evasion (Ao's Clone) 12
    • 50% Chance to get stuck. 77 Failed
      Explodes on contact.
7.00 Seconds | Ao's Clay Clone casts Ceramic Terrorism at Akkuma and Shiromaru.
  • Attack (Ao) 12 Hit
    Evasion (Akkuma) 4
    Attack (Ao) 16 Hit
    Evasion (Akkuma) 10
    Attack (Ao) 20 Crit!
    Evasion (Akkuma) 10
    Attack (Ao) 5 Miss
    Evasion (Shiromaru) 14
    Attack (Ao) 11 50% Hit
    Evasion (Shiromaru) 1
    Attack (Ao) 9 Miss
    Evasion (Shiromaru) 8
7.50 Seconds | Ao casts Explosive Touch.
  • Taijutsu attacks have a 18% chance of activating the 'Blast' effect.
    Damage gains 'Explosion' buffs while this is active.
    This only applies to offensive Taijutsu. This has no effect on non-damage based jutsu, such as binds.
    The 'Blast' effect causes the effected strike to target an additional enemy (Random if not stated), and partial hits to be treated one level higher.
7.75 Seconds | Akkuma performs a basic Attack/Called Shot Targeting Shiromaru's Legs.
  • Attack (Akkuma) 20 Crit!
    Evasion (Shiromaru) 6
    • Called Shot Chance. 72 Failed
      Nin check (Akkuma) 16 Success
      Nin Check (Shiromaru) 18 Sprained head
8.50 Seconds | Akkuma performs a basic attack/called shot targeting Ao's legs.
  • Attack (Akkuma) 6 Miss
    Evasion (Ao) 20
    • Chance to hit mount. 16 Success
9.25 Seconds | Akkuma performs a basic Attack/Called Shot Targeting Shiromaru's Feet.
  • Attack (Akkuma) 5 Miss
    Evasion (Shiromaru) 1
9.25 Seconds | Akkuma uses Healing Factor Special Action.

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These are just notes because I am being more lax in this than I can in a tourny fight and it is practice:
  • Make sure that you LINK your actions, the mods have already stated this will be an expectation for the fight, meaning they will ignore your actions in the absence of a link. Keep this in mind for the sake of having good habits.
  • Clearly state the rank of the jutsu you are using, otherwise in a normal fight it will automatically be considered Rank 1.
  • Make sure that you send your stats in addition to a link to your profile when you are sending stats. I can see the whole site but I am one of the few that actually can. Mods will expect a copy of your stats sent to them.
  • In your profile make sure that you list all your jutsus and that you list next to EACH jutsu which ones are mastered.
    From Jinchuuriki:
    - When applying for this Kinjutsu, the user chooses any Base or Advanced element of Ninjutsu to be the affinity of their possessing spirit. This element may not be changed while the user retains the Kinjutsu.
    - The user also chooses, upon application, their inner spirit's Alignment, whether it be Holy, Cursed, or Spiritual. All of their Jinchuuriki techniques are treated as this Alignment. The user is treated as their Alignment when using the Elemental Manifestation ability, and all of their chosen element attacks in that state are as well.
    - When the user casts Ninjutsu of their chosen element, they do not require handseals. (This does not apply to Advanced Elements using the chosen element as a base, if the user chooses a base element.) They are also treated as having a Major Affinity to this element regardless of the number of jutsu they have in it. If an Advanced Element is chosen, this element will not count towards their 'Advanced Element' slots.
    - All Jinchuuriki techniques do not require handseals, and are treated as their chosen element. However, they still cannot be used with Affinity Moves.

    When sending info about your kinjutsu MAKE SURE that you state not only your alignment but also your element to the mods, otherwise you would be working without a kinjutsu in the fight.
  • Bring stuff to your fights.
  • Conditionals have a lot of rules. Brush up on these.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:10 am

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Aburabuta Hirotomi
The Businessman
This would be a fascinating demonstration, three mercenary potential ne'er do wells partaking in a game of fisticuffs. Aburabuta would step away from the edge of the ring, that was always where there was the greatest blood spray. It is amazing what simple minded consumers consider to be entertainment these days. His suit cost almost as much as one of the slots he bought in Tea Country's World Martial Arts Tournament, he was not going to mar it with mendicant blood. He would back away and take a seat at a table just far enough that he could watch the scuffle whilst preserving his attire. "Vin cher, merci." he would wave one of the servers off with his left hand. His right was pressing on a cane. The cane was not necessary to walk and it was quite decorative with a jeweled or perhaps marbleized head. His father used a similar cane in his later years, some consider it a cherished heirloom but those close to Hirotomi feel that he is not the sort for such sentiments despite the fact that he is very much his father's son.

They made mention of property damage, Hirotomi would audibly scoff at the concern. "I have an arena built into the heart of my establishment," he reminded them. "My floors and my walls... I assure you, are quite impressive." These three would not be the first he has invited to perform a display, some came merely to demonstrate their prowess in exchange for a few copper coins. It is amazing how much a man is willing to bleed when they are in need of a meal. Some came, like these three had at his behest or in response to the potential position in the tournament. The prestige of being the 'best' was not lost on Hirotomi. The 'best' is a position that can most certainly be bought if you have the tools and the aspirations for such. Still, he had these three slots open, there had to be a reason... an explanation. "If I need nothing more than a mop and a few nails to repair the damages to my establishment then it is unlikely that you will see any gains in the world tournament either," he added explaining the 'why.'

Swarms of insects... How obscene.

And bombs... Didn't Sunagakure have a problem with a little mad bomber? Oh, they cannot even keep track of the bloodline of the 'one king.'

And an exceptionally fast mercenary buzzing about.

A drink would slip into Aburabuta's hand. He would not even acknowledge the server's presence, he was too busy watching. He would gently place his glass on the table and reach inside of his breast pocket. From there he would pull out something out. A pair of glasses? Odd, he seemed like a rather vain man and he did not seem to hesitate as he put them on to watch the display. His eyes seemed to lose their color when the glasses were put on and they were exceptionally thick. His drink as left to rest at his side, it was just there for show after all just like they were for the moment. His cane would rest between his legs and his left hand would lace with his right over his cane as he sat there and watched. He was looking for something very simple... very basic to demonstrate that they had the potential to do what he needed. Then would come the hard part *sigh* making them presentable.

OC: Sorry for the wait, I was on shift and then I had to take a very unexpected trip. x__x I am sure I missed something so feel free to double check me. I get rusty fast.
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Re: An Impersonal Meeting[Private]

Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:52 am

The battle erupted his deathly aura lashed out attempting to draw the life from his foes & further increase his own reserves of power. Shiro began drawing his weapons & increasing his own capabilities. Akkuma drew out a smoke pellet throwing it down, however it only affected his foes for a brief moment. Bursting through the smoke Shiro lashed out at him although he succeeded in landing the blow Akkuma knew from his previous experience fighting the youth he was lucky the strike hadn't been worse. Vanishing before him the shinobi no doubt moved to attack their other foe. A Cursed chakra began to cloak the shinobi known as Ao & Akkuma cursed under his breath. He'd have to contend with another high output damage dealer. Akkuma's Rinkaichu coated his body as he entered a Defensive Stance demonstrating a perfect Defensive Technique. Another Ao appeared on the field & unfortunately the Demon Sage could not perceive who was the right one. Flying Kikaichu coated the Sages hand they'd been specially bred for the purpose of aiding him in his attacks.

Now his preparations had begun he needed to get his foes to back off a bit. Dashing forward Akkuma struck out at Shiro's face although his precision was superb his attack had not been to its fullest effects. Then before his eyes Shiromaru vanished Akkuma turned his gaze to one of the Ao's dashing forward & striking out at his head. Although the shinobi easily stepped aside from his blow. Then his foe both summoned & mounted a grand clay creation. So their foe was an explosives professional this would not be pleasant. Next he tried to find Shiro but was unable to locate the youth. However he soon revealed himself striking out at Akkuma's Head. Akkuma struck out at Ao choosing to turn his attention to the shinobi. Choosing to target the one on the ground. His strike hit & as it did he felt it sink into the clone. He cursed once more under his breath as it exploded this was going to be annoying. Next came a series of explosions launched at himself & Shiro by the clone he'd just attacked. He found himself unable to avoid the majority of the strikes. Though his life sapping energies & natural healing capabilities had all but dealt with the wounds he'd sustained.

Akkuma struck out at Shiro's legs intending to sprain them. Although his strike had succeeded his foe manage to avoid the crippling hit although that would not entirely be the case. For he would feel a nagging pain beginning in his head. He continued striking at the both missing them, when he failed these attempts he quickly expended some chakra to speed up his healing capabilities. If his foes already thought there was an insane amount of insects on the field they were about to be horrified. But bugs would not be all they would have to contend with he had no intention of letting his foes be the only ones to effectively take advantage of the field. "You're all blind you see nothing..." he would say as his kikaichu that had been moving all throughout the established prepared for flight. A thunderous buzzing coming from all around them.

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