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The Red Lights is the second most seedy place in the Grand Palais. It's name is taken after the fact that this formerly subterranean zone's lights had a crimson tint that bathed this region in a blood hue but it can also be likened to the term 'red light district' as it it commonly termed because it is essentially the same thing. Here are located the foulest bars, dirtiest joints and raciest clubs. The owners here don't mind serving their food expired and alcohol to minors. Those looking for inexpensive company can find what they're looking for, for about 2 yen. It is suggested not to come here at night.

Seedy Hotels, Dive bars and generally bad people can be found here. When searching for criminals in hiding this is a great place to start.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 pm

Meanwhile in a upstairs room three puppeteer were talking with each other as they dealt with multiple puppets within the room below. One was a red headed boy still in the early stages of puberty, another was an albino woman well into her adulthood and the last was a elderly man whose bald head was as smooth as a babies bottom. Each one was exceptionally skilled in the art of puppetry: being able to control vast numbers and making them fluidly like a real person. “I must say, these are the most realistic looking puppets I have every puppeteered in my life.”

“And that is saying something.” Joke the boys to the old man’s comment. He was trying to make a joke about the elders age, but either it flew over the man’s head or he just didn’t care because the boy got do reaction. “Yeah I swear it is like walking through a crypt in the storage room. Some many lifeless bodies. Perhaps we should take a customer there and give them a good scare.”

And huge grin appears on face of the old man and he laughs, “Hey Yuki, your sister finally arrived.” Yuki did not even had to ask why he had such a hungry look. The old man’’s expression then changes into a whince. “And she just ran into a custom.” However he was not sure if he felt sorry for him or envied him.

The white haired girl places her face in the palm of her hand. “Yeah that sound like her alright. Scatterbrained as ever.” Yuki did not particular like her sister. Unlike herself that was always on time and trustworthy, her sister was always late, clumsy and forgetful. However despite all of this her younger sister was still every man’s favorite for one reason.

The red head overhearing the conversation gave his two cents. “Hey I heard she has some real knockers” He held his hands in front of his chest as if to fondle some imaginary breasts. He was quite curious if the rumors was true. He had some doubts due to current company.

“Oh yeah she have some melons alright. Unlike miss washboard overhe…” The old man was cut off mid sentence as Yuki proceeds to choke him. Luckily he could manage to maintain control of his puppets, unlike Yuki’s

“No time for that you two, we are nearing the... what the hell?” Yuki release her victim and quickly re-establishes control over her puppets.
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Unbeknownst to Nobu The controller to Snow White was celebrating. Some many times has she met people that had no idea what was going on in the scene. It was nice to have someone that was not like a lost sheep for once. She had hoped that more people like him would come, but she is starting to wonder if anyone bothers to read such fiction anymore or perhaps the more literate persons stay away for this district. “Not to mention the lack of glass slippers.” Now that she looks at herself she does notice she was a little sooty. I was likely due to her constantly being around this fire the entire time. She hopes this stuff comes out because she would like to ask if she could keep this doll.

Suddenly without warning her body goes lifeless and she begins to collapse. Her eyes close and her arms and legs go limp. The tray from her hand falls from her hands and hits the ground with a gong. The pastries roll across the floor and yet the woman in the flames continues her dance. If one of them did not catch her she would be sprawled on the floor.

It seems like we were going backwards in this story. That where at the end and now they were in the middle. This was not something planned, but the control rolled with it. The would only be one way to wake up Snow White from her slumber, but the question is which one would be willing to give her a kiss. Her lips were smooth and warm to the touch like any normal person. Suddenly all the memories of their mud clones would come into their mind as the jutsu comes to an end.
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“Mother says that Darkness lurks here.” It was indeed a little dim here compared to real sun light and most of the trees were dark to an almost ebony hue. “Yes moma and papa is sending my to grandma’s to learn the art of the trapper.” Nobu would likely question this as that was not in any version he has likely heard. Red would then guides them to what appears to be a road of cobblestone. This path weaving through the trees like a stream. Trees as white as snow grew along the path with a particular sweet scent surrounding them.

Walking down the cobblestone path the former Kage begins to ramble. “A narrative yes, but one created by combining two similar tales together. One spun from the imagination of the mind and one remembered from personal experiences. Both fact and fiction make up this world.” Someone within Suna has lived a life similar to this story and perhaps they could figure out who. “Grandma visits often, but this is the first that I visit her.” The story of red riding hood can be pretty dark, but the memories of the person were darker yet. Hakuren knew some of this tale due to the one in question being so close to him, but there are somethings she refuse to tell him.

Suddenly the was a rumbling sound like rolling thunder. The sound got loud and even the very ground beneath their feet begins to shake like an earthquake. “This isn’t part of the…” Her voice stops mind sentence as Red sees it; a large object rolling into the area. The thing was as big as a mountain compared to them and it crushed everything in its path. “RUN!” However the object in question was moving too fast to outrun and will overcome them.
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Not even Toushin was strong enough to stop the bunny girl’s forward momentum, but it did give the Queen time to get out of the way. After colliding with Toushin the girl then proceeded to barrel roll through the open doorway, under a table and crashes into a chair. In was quite the spectacle and some people found it rather amusing like it was some sort of comedy routine.

Two of the muscular men dressed as playing cards pick up Toushin of the ground and sat him on his feet. He would then be guided inside the building. Within was a theme party and theme for today was alice in wonderland. It was not just the staff that was Wonderland themed but the food and drink too. The cakes and cookies were black or red in color and shaped in diamond, clubs, hearts and spades. The hostess was based on the main character of the story the party was themed to. Just by looking at her one would see a child dressed in white and blue. Despite the girl being well in her teenage years she still had a childish aura about her. She stops sipping her tea and welcomes Toushin warmly, "Welcome to the tea party. I do hope you enjoy this event as we celebrate our Suna's victory in Tea." As quickly as it came the happy expression leaves her and is quickly replaced with an apologetic expression. "I'm terribly sorry but it seems my white rabbit is out of commission.”
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Re: Tea party [Open]

Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:53 am

Nobu would give Snow White a look, and he would tap his nose. "Spoilers my dear." He would state. Sousuke would look at Nobu and then back to the woman. He would rub his own nose, as he did not comprehend that Nobu was making a gesture to suggest he knew far more than he did. Upon seeing this Nobu would fake a sneeze and he would rub his nose and look back to Snow White. He offered her a smile. Clearly Sousuke did not have childhood stories read to him, if anything he was given quantum mechanics or physics to understand. What was that saying? All work and no play makes someone someone a dull boy. Sousuke was a dull boy, unless thrown into something greater than he was, which honestly did happen. Sousuke was one of the few individuals to travel into the eye of the Diamond Maelstrom. Nobu always felt that Sousuke could have had a very good story or fable written about that and how he and Lord Katuso had heroically jumped into the Maelstrom and did battle with a terrible fiend. In truth Sousuke always remained quiet about it. Nobu never could get an answer as to why it was the case. Maybe Sousuke was just a little too humble?

Without a moment's notice the girl fell over. Nobu and Sousuke bought caught her. Nobu would look over to Sousuke. The concept of telling him that True Love's kiss would save the day would be "There should be a medical facility we can take her to. I could probably get her to Omni Prime quickly enough." Nobu shook his head. He would make motions to kiss the woman in question. He was making kissy faces, which Sousuke blinked several times at. Nobu would then point to Sousuke's lips and then to the woman's lips. He would again make a kissy face. "Isn't that what we call taking advantage of someone? That's not ... in good taste." Sousuke would answer again. After several more kissy faces, and assurances this was how people were healed in old storytelling (which Sousuke thought was dumb), he did indeed kiss the sleeping woman.

At least Sousuke didn't make for a boring kisser. He knew what to do. Nobu had seen him kiss Yume all those years back on his birthday.

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Sousuke would be stunned for a moment as the memories of the mud clone came to him. He looked slightly mortified for a moment. Alright. Kissing a woman, and now he was here? Wait. He had been here this entire time with a girl named Red. Nobu would be left smiling at what had happened, but that smile would quickly disappear as they were being cashed by a ... giant? It was quite massive. This was not part of the normal narrative. The noble would simply break off into a sprint grabbing Red by the wrist and flinging her onto his back. Nobu was large and capable of carrying quite a few people.

Sousuke on the other hand was bolting too. He held out his hand to try and blast the giant object, but he couldn't do so. No plasma beam was coming out. Quickly enough he put two and two together and simply bolted. Being tiny was very much a pain. Sousuke winced slightly as he was watching the world around him being destroyed. Well, not entirely but part of it was? All the detail, all the work, it was indeed being undone and quickly at that.
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:00 am

Down tumbled poor, poor Uzu. Though he hit the ground rather hard his body reflexively tensed at the right time to, ‘bounce him’, when he hit. His hands were already under him ready to spring back up when he felt a certain click in his back followed by a sharp pain spreading throughout his nervous system. In all honesty, when he felt the hands under his arms, all he wanted to do was scream bloody rage and kill everyone right then and there, but he couldn’t; because being old was killing him.

Honestly the old assassin probably wouldn’t have near the problems he was having were it not for the invisible seal that Ryuu Tama had placed on him decades ago. Toushin was a man who was born ‘without a chakra coil,’ though the strange truth turned out he was actually born with a really rare birth defect. Due to the harsh way he had grown up all in the name of training to become the deadliest assassin, his coil never fully matured with the rest of his body causing his ability to control any form of jutsu impossible. Then, one day, he had an insane idea. By meditating for an entire day the, then young, assassin pooled a small bit of his black blood into his stomach and began to mold chakra around it until it was a small ball hovering just above his stomach acid. As the weeks would go, Toushin would channel as much chakra as he could muster with his stunted coil every day and store it into the ball until the day came when he finally had to do battle with an a high level shinobi.
Then he dropped the ball and digested it.
The outcome was incredibly deadly. Trained by his clan to have a physical body that could match a Chuunin’s ability without the single use of chakra made him a foe to be reckoned with, but with chakra he was easily on par with the elites of that time. The only downside to this was the backlash of having so much energy running through his ragged coil often meant he was going to need at least a few days of downtime.

His downfall came at the hands of a whore. Literally. Though now he had a beautiful, and terrifyingly powerful, daughter from the relationship, Uzu always regretted the decision to leave Suna how he did. At the time he was desperate youth who had survived the entire annihilation of his clan, with a newborn child in his arms, just looking to change his life. Ryuu Tama offered him that life, but only on the trade that the powers that made Uzu so dangerous were sealed away so that he couldn’t come back as a threat to Sunagakure. At the time, the assassin never thought he’d ever be living here again. Now he was face down in the streets, paralyzed by pain that was once laughable.

As the guards lifted him to his feet the sour expression was already affixed to his well trimmed features. Being brought before the proverbial Alice, he could only really reply with,
Yeah, good to see we won that…,” though the hand on his back and slight bent shape told of the man’s injuries as he glared in the direction of the White Rabbit.
Don’t suppose you have an open table during this event? Preferably somewhere…a little more, quiet.
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:43 pm

The older gentleman asks for a simple request of a quiet place and upon hearing such a plea a voice would emanate from behind him. “That sounds lovely.” Should he look at the person that spoke, he would see what appears to be a teenage girl in a red dress. Akazukin looks exceptionally young for her age; It is believed that this is due to the influence of the demon’s corruption. Her right eye is a scarlet red which is a little strange, but within her left eye was a clock. The clock in her left eye even told the correct time. This is an extremely rare doujutsu called the Tokeigan or clock eye. As much as she is aware, she is the only human to possess such a strange doujutsu. “I think I might join you.” Noticing Akazukin for the first time Alice drops her tea cup and it shatters across the floor.

The hands in the Tokeigan spin backwards and then the shattered remain spontaneously comes back together and floats back into Alice's hands. Looking at the cup one could not even tell that it ever fell apart. “M-madam Akazukin. We were not expecting you.” Akazukin merely narrows her gaze and Alice quickly goes to action. she would place her teacup back on the table and clap her hands twice. Then seemingly out of thin air a woman would appear before them. How she appears was interesting as space from were she came from seemed to have rippled like she was coming out of a pool of water. The first thing to come into view was a toothy grin and from there her face and body would then come into being. Most would find this quite astonishing, but to a trained eye the trick was simple. The woman was always there but she used an anbu jutsu to blend into the background. It was an active camo jutsu and she used it quite well to simulate a character in the story. “Chesshire will...”

Akazukin’s eye going haywire once again and the feline waitress was place back into active camo as quickly as it was dropped. “No, I’ll seat myself thank you.” She then walks off only to stop a moment later to beckon The man to follow. “Come, come.” She was heading towards a wall with a full length mirror. Akazukin then steps through the mirror like it was liquid, but if Uzu tried to do the same he will find out just how solid it is.

Meanwhile with With Sousuke, Nobu and Snow white. When Snow White did this act she really thought the noble Nobu would save the day, but no he leaves it up to his sidekick to save the damsel. While Snow White finds his humility in giving this honor to Sousuke respectable, she really wished he did it himself rather than yield the responsibility to another. Luckily because Snow White is a puppet she can easily hide her announce as Sousuke suggests reasonable courses of action. After several minutes of Nobu trying to goad the former kage into kissing the girl, Snow White was losing patients. At last she gives up right about the time Sousuke was about to plant her a good one. She blocks his lips with her hand “Nope, too late now.” Her eyes open and her body comes back to life. “The mood has been thoroughly killed.” She wanted to say the mood was completely slaughtered, but she did want to berate him too much. She then places a hand to her ear like she was getting a message from a small radio receiver. Something then walks through the mirror which seems to startle Snow White, “M-m-mistress.”
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Sun May 05, 2019 5:43 pm

Nobu was a cautious individual ever since his divorce .Nobu was fully aware of where he was. He was in a place in town that was home to a very terrible thing called 'Scandal'. That was why he was dressed in his work clothes. He full heartedly supported Hakuren in his endeavors, but Nobu had his reputation to maintain. The Noble was on the rather nasty side of a divorce. Luckily Sousuke was helping him with it. His former wife the Lady Haku Tomoko was going to take him for everything, but Sousuke had unveiled something rather damaging to her case: being that she had been unfaith to him and had multiple lovers. It hurt the noble quite a bit, as he had adored his wife, but sometimes there were hard truths. At the present time his wife was going to be paying all the legal bills, and Nobu did not want to give her any ammunition to use against him. That was one of the reasons why Nobu was not going to be the hero here was that he wanted Sousuke to experience something.

It looked like it was going to occur, that his man was going to be the hero, but alas it did not. The woman woke up and pushed Sousuke back. Nobu would mentally sigh. No fairy tale ending for Sousuke. Typical, but not unexpected. The Lord Steward was used to these sorts of things and would continue to be so. Nobu knew of the tragedy of Yume and Okibi. The first relationship Sousuke had put to an end because Shouki was far too dangerous and was an intellect. It would not take long for that Monster to find out who else had a deep and meaningful relationship with Sousuke, only to exploit it and have the worst occur. The other case was Sousuke's first ward who had left Sungakure altogether. Sousuke did not speak of it, but Nobu knew that it lingered deep within the bust mind of the Steward. Nobu did not ever wish to have Sousuke's uncanny ability to recollect at will. Some things needs to remain in the past, or forgotten altogether.

Sousuke stood up and simply exchanged glances with Nobu. "I suppose that puts an end to that." He simply stated. There was nothing else to be done really. The woman got up and was in the middle of taking a call. "I suppose the idea was that chemically the saliva was meant to save the individual in peril." He would clap his hands together. He frowned somewhat at the notion. "Isn't this very ... non-progressive towards the independence and gender quality? Suggesting that one party needs the other to be saved, instead of being dependent on one's self?" Sousuke inquired.

"Sometimes, my boy Sousuke, sometimes one has to allow a good story to occur. We cannot put the rabbit back into the hat to fix the surroundings." Nobu answered. He held his hands behind his back. Sousuke did the same as the two awaited what next was going to occur. "I suspect the story will continue in one way or another. We the participators must allow it to unfold accordingly... or if this is the end? Then that's fine too."

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Mon May 06, 2019 11:55 pm

Toushin heard the voice behind him and turned expecting to face a woman. The tone and command it had spoke of age, yet when he came about face to see a teenager, his face dropped a little. The urge to complain to the owner of the establishment was rising from his gullet when he heard the tea cup hit the floor. As he turned his head he watched the porcelain magically lift from its shattered form to return to Alice’s hand. Toushin blinked once, and then again to make sure he wasn’t seeing things as the stray thought of a mild concussion crossed his mind. Yet the girl before the assassin looked like a peon having been caught slacking off by their boss.

Alice wasted no time in trying to get arrangements to have them both personally seated, and once again Uzu had to wonder if his brains had been addled by the White Rabbit’s attack. Watching a feline-esq woman appear out of thin air wasn’t the weirdest thing he’d seen living in Suna; but it sure came damn close. Then, before the cat could do anything, she faded in exact reverse as if someone had decided to pause and rewind her timeline specifically. Akazukin pleaded that the old assassin follow her through a mirror, and to his credit, the killer tried to follow through. She seemed to have more charge in the place than looks alone told him. He confidentially strode forward.
Yet met solid glass.
The hit bounced him back off the mirror a little, yet no one seemed to be daring to mock him. His hands reached up without shame to touch the frame of the mirror looking for a trick switch. His stomach began to growl in complaint as it waited for Uzu to attempt and figure out the puzzle laid out before him.

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It seems there were already occupants in this room; two of which seem to be too busy talking to each other to even notice her. The one that did acknowledge her was one of the staff and from the look of the mark on the girls wrist it was clearly one of Hakuren’s dolls. Akazukin could hear the other man trying to enter the same way she did. It should not take him too long to realize the the mirror was not connected to the wall, but rather leaning against it. Should he move the mirror to the side he would uncover an entrance way. Akazukin could open it for him but she had other business to attend to and he seems to be smart enough to figure it out himself.

“Sousuke-sama, it has been quite some time. I do hope I’m not interrupting a story session.” The Snow White puppet was quick to inform Akazukin that she is not. Snow White even goes on to say that the story has pretty much came to a close. Akazukin gives a sinister grin, “Good.” She pulls out her pistol with lightning speeds and shoots Snow White right in the stomach. The goal to the attack was to disarm the weapon from the puppeteer and it did indeed causes the chakra strings to snap as the doll goes flying backwards. It was a wound that would not be fatal and yet Snow White would seem to be dead from it. Blood came seeping through the wound dying her clothes a crimson red, however before a pool starts to form, Akazukins Tokeigan spins backwards.

Akazukin rewinds the effects of her own attack. Blood returns from which it came and the clothes mystically become clean once more. Snow White even stands back up for a moment and the bullet returns to the pistol. The served chakra strings were also restored, but the puppeteer was caught off guard with the sudden renewal and ends up dropping the puppet. Once again Snow White falls lifeless, but this time intact. Nobu, Sousuke and possibly Uzu would likely be shocked at this display. “You’re a journeyman, how would you describe such piece of work?” Hakuren believes his work nothing but wall hangers, but Akazukin things otherwise.
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Tue May 14, 2019 1:54 am

The Lord Steward held his hands behind his back. He was not wearing a fine suit of clothes, but rather his word attire which was a thin suit of metal. It was a dull grey. He would exchange glances with Akazukin who had very much came and very much engaged with him in the social artform. "It has been a number of cycles since you've been in my presence, yes that is indeed correct." He would seem unphased by the incident that had occurred moments ago. The complete and total rejection of the fairy tale coming to an ending, or at least an ending that Nobu had wanted. What next occured was ... a surprise for Sousuke even. The woman took out a firearm and shot Snow White. The Lord Steward was not prone to emotional reactions. He remained his calm neutral self. He did turn to look down at the body. He noticed that the body was very much dead, and for the wrong reasons.

Nobu on the other hand had broken out into a sweat, and looked very much panicked. The large noble did not piece together that a stomach wound was not something that should be fatal. "Good gracious man. We should get her to the hospital, is anyone on site a physician?" He would call out. At this point then time would rewind itself."Didn't that just occur a moment ago?" Nobu asks with mild confusion. The noble this time simply pats his head. He looked down at the body. No blood this time, but a very dead body. Nobu would look over to Sousuke. Usually the Lord Steward had a mind for these things. If the man was reacting calmly then... there had to be a reason.

Sousuke would say nothing at first. He would inhale, and then exhale. "Are we talking the pistol or Snow White?" He answers the question with a question of itself. He holds up his hand gesturing the number one. "The firearm in question is finely crafted. Unfortunately I am not in a position to look at the bullets. The bullets very much need to be observed in order to make a final judgment. Gunpowder, which I have recently come to understand, when in the hands of the uninitiated is very much a liability, which has led to most Suna nin in this modern era to seek alternatives. Not to mention sand rendering most firearms useless, and so we use chakra to replace gunpowder and we make use of elemental shots." He would nod his head at that point. He was speed talking the entire time. He made a gesture of sorts for the woman to turn her gun sideways so he could get a better look at it. The Steward would then hike his thumb over to Snow White. He would turn then to look over. "I would describe her as ... exceptional. The human quality was ... disturbingly spot on. The blood was a bit much, but the realism is there. The flaw was the movement, the blood spill for a single shot was not ... proportionate. Still though, I do not think most people would catch that."
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Fri May 17, 2019 1:00 am

The older gentleman, a red tone to his cheeks, finally found the entrance after testing if the mirror was moveable. With a soft grunt and a pang of fire in his shoulder, Toushin pushed aside the large framed glass enough to slip through. The assassin’s temper was starting to swirl. Already one could see that his eyes were reflective of his inner emotion, though the rest of his body language said little else.
The gunshot intterupted his building mood, briefly, as he turned to watch the host shoot someone. Toushin hadn’t personally seen something this crazy in the Underground since the last time someone tried to kill him during dinner; and quickly found out just how painful forks were too. Crossing his arms over his chest the silver-haired man strode up to the scene and paused short of seeing both Nobu and Sousuke.

Then time rewound itself again.

For just a brief three seconds paranoia began to run rampant through his head. The assassin was one of the few people who had faced Ryuu Tama and walked away with a limb short instead of dying. He had seen some crazy thing in his time both during that fight and in his lifetime as a contract killer; yet Akazukin was on another level of strange.
Once he was able to tie back down his brain and realize this wasn’t a set up, but just a strange coincidence, the assassin cleared his throat to announce his presence and calmly walked next to Nobu, but kept a fair distance from the Steward. When the question was asked, the older man kept his mouth shut not caring in what witchcraft was afoot; all he wanted was some damn food.
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Sun May 19, 2019 10:43 am

Earlier Akazukin had reround the effects of her own attack. The served chakra strings was restored, but the puppeteer was caught off guard with the sudden renewal and ended up dropping the puppet. However it did not take long for the Puppeteer to take back control and interrupts Sousuke before he could give his views on the puppet’s craftsmanship. “Mistress Akazukin, my employer…” “My son?” Akazukin corrects the puppet making sure she understands the statement correctly. It is possible that there is a third party involved and she would like to confirm things. “He has a favor to ask of you.” It was around this moment that Akazukin notices that the other man has succeeded in puzzling out how to enter the room. As he was looking mighty hungry, Akazukin tosses him one of the apple danishes. “What does Hakuren asks of me?”

Snow white takes a deep breath as she is about to explain the situation. “These two had clones that were experiencing a certain storyline that you are intimately familiar with.” If Sousuke was clever enough he might realize that the name Akazukin actually translates to red riding hood. Fate was a humorous thing as her experiences mimics the story slightly. It was as if some omnipotent being was using the tale as a reference guide to sculpt her past. “The story was interrupted due to… unforeseen events.” “And he wants me to continue where they left off?” Snow white gives a nod and Akazukin agrees to the request. “Very well. However, since there is a new person joining you two, I will start at the beginning.” Akazukin grabs a basket filling it with baked goods and a bottle of some sort of beverage.

While time traveling is something that can be done with extreme precaution, a Temporal Strider will take that risk to do such thing. The ability to break the time itself, risking themselves as they call upon consumed time into the present, their own self that has yet to experience what is to come. These versions of yourself tend to appear distorted and gray, lack of colors as they are out of their own time. This ability is normally used to summon a temporal echo of a past self from moments ago, however this time Akazukin will be doing decades.

The hands in her Tokeigan spin wild as she summons a grayed out version of her younger self. Akazukin hands the basket to her younger self. “I packed you some treats in case you get hungry. Set out before it gets dark and do not run off from the path. Darkness lurks in the forest and you will not be able to find it again if you go astray.” The present Akazukin was taking the place of her mother and did her best to give the same warning as she had received. “I will take great care, mother,” says the small Akazukin. She then puts a couple of fingers in her mouth and gives a loud whistle. She then vanishes and the basket falls to the ground. This would be the time for any questions.
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Nobu showed some sign of surprise at the revelation that Akazukin was the mother of Hakuren. The giant made a pointing gesture of sorts. The more and more he was putting it together, the more surprise ever present in his expression. Nobu stroked his chin and was able to come to the conclusion quickly that there was a certain irony here. Nobu would place his hands together and clap repeatedly. He seemed quite pleased with this revelation. This meant all sorts of good fun was going to be in the works. After several seconds of clapping Sousuke would look at Nobu, and then to Akazukin. "Oh." He scratched the back of his head. "So. That's what it must feel like this. To pick up on something much later. Alright then." Sousuke would place his hands behind him as he were to observe the next scene unfolding before him.

Sousuke watched with interest as a younger version of Akazukin was summoned. Temporal Striders were a curious and dangerous sort. Sousuke was perhaps one of the few people you would not want to entrust the power of time travel to. It's not because he would not be doing 'immoral things' with it, the fact would be that he would go back in time to correct a number of perceived 'wrongs' he had done. Sousuke would very much have altered time to what some may consider terrifying amounts. This would be a man who would very much reset a reset in order to have a perfect ending unfold. Sousuke would be wringing his hands behind his back as he was watching thing. The younger Akazukin was talking and referred to the older self as mother. Most curious. Was the younger self aware that she was a construct and that really the older Akazukin was not a mother but instead an older version of herself. Once the younger one was gone, Sousuke inclined his head slightly. "Your younger self, how fully aware is she that she is part of the play? Secondly should I be ... wary of any weird continuum abnormalities or anomalies? Should .... the trip fail does that cause a rift with your present self, and thus endanger you?" Sousuke's eyes seemed to light up at the science of this.

Nobu would put his arm on Sousuke's shoulder. He would shake his head. "My Lord-Steward, might I suggest that you ... enjoy the journey? Sometimes the journey itself is the thing, and not what makes up the journey." Nobu would turn his head to the woman and give her a smile, a nod, and a thanks that this was indeed going to continue going forward.
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Wed May 29, 2019 9:47 pm

For the assassin standing in the group, the sight of ninjutsu witchcraft wasn’t unusual for him, however whatever was going on right now sent an unearthly chill through him; a feat said to be impossible. The man had only felt this exact sensation one other time in his life, and that was with dealings in regards to a one Hybrid, Ryuu Tama. The last time such an encounter occurred the man lost the arm that was now replaced by bio-machinery. While everyone was distracted by the witchiness on display the assassin quietly tip-toed backwards. His steps were in exact muscle memory of the steps he took to walk in, a simple feat for any trained killer really, and slipped back through the hole he walked through; being careful not to bump the mirror.

Once he was away the old gentleman pressed toes against concrete and in a burst of speed, sprinted out the front door before he too was caught up in some temporal paradox.

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Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:46 pm

The metal man had a few question of Akazukin and she could not say that she was surprised. The art of time manipulation is a curious thing and not even her with her vast experience understands all of it. The young noble however seems ready to look past her abilities without question and encourages the former kage to do the same. Though Nobu gave a smile, Akazukin did not return the same kindness. She had to wonder if he even really believed in her abilities. Perhaps he thought this was some sort of elaborate illusion or deception. “I’m not a magician. Explaining the tricks will not ruin the magic.”

Now the question is how should she go about explaining this. There was a difference between her pulling an echo of her past self and her physically traveling through time. She waves the idea of trying to go that far in depth. If he wants to know more he is welcome to ask. For now she will simply answer the questions given to her. “There is no need to worry as she is merely an echo and a distant one at that.” Akazukin wishes she could give some sort of scientific analogy about the influence of distance and the object being reflected, but that was not her field of expertise. “Echoes are only a reflections and thus awareness is not really a factor; for the most part they do the same action they did before.” Or at least that is her experience. “Something this far away doesn’t even have a physical presence.” Meaning the echo was non-corporeal. She had to use some puppetry on the basket to give the illusion of her past self taking it.

“I’m getting the impression that you have the wrong idea when it comes to temporal powers.” Sousuke acts like temporal striders are capable of changing previous events. What’s in the past is in the past. She can alter the present and the future all she wants but history is set in stone. “Would you like to experience time travel for yourself?” Akazukin can send jutsu into the future, both her own and others, and naturally this causes the shinobi to travel through time if the jutsu being casted is of a physical nature such as taijutsu.
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Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:18 am

Sometimes Sousuke understood certain concepts quickly, and other times it took him a long time to fully comprehend it. Sousuke was a master of metal, but even he had difficulties with firearms. He never quite got the science down for gun powder, but he was close to it. This understanding took the better part of six years, considering that Sousuke had many other items to contend with. Akazukin provided the Steward with an explanation that what was being created, this echo, was something that the Steward did not need to worry about. "For the most part." He parroted. He was somewhat convinced. He was very much tempted to question the notion that an echo was a reflection, being that an echo was ... Sousuke raised his hand for a moment and he opened his mouth for a moment. He was going to question it further, but he didn't. He closed his mouth. The older woman made the claim that he probably had the wrong idea when it comes to temporal powers. "More than likely. He would answer at first. "Probably." He would add a moment later. There were a few moments of silence. "...Yes..." He would finally admit. There was a strange expression that formed on the Steward's expression. It seemed like there was some form of confusion about it.

He was then asked if he wanted to experience time travel. The Steward would not answer for a moment. He thought about it. "No. I think not." He would answer after some consideration. Given what Akazukin had said earlier in the sense that he had misunderstood temporal power, then there was certainly going to be something wrong in his understanding of time travel. Chances where that there was going to be something weird about it. "So... how do we proceed from here to continue with the narrative? If the answer is 'I use time travel', then I suppose we will need to proceed along and make use of it?" He would next inquire. The Steward looked to Nobu who seemed to be longing to continue the adventure. The giant had this look of desire and shook his fists about as if he was awaiting for the moment to spring forth and put them back into action.
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 pm

As Akazukin guessed the young noble was inching to get the story going again, while she herself enjoyed the reprieve. If her story was anything like the fairy tale, it should be understandable why she is so willing to go off on a tangent. This was not exactly pleasant memories. “By the gods above, no I would not force that on someone.” She would answer at first with the same amount of pause as he did before. “Well maybe in a sense.” Standing just a couple of feet in front of him she turns around, lifts her musket and points it straight at the counter. The barrel of the gun seems to glow as she focuses quite a bit of temporal energy into her weapon. The clock in her one eye was spinning backwards like crazy. Whatever she is about to do was bound to be impressive. “Here we go!” Combining the powers of her Tokeigan with her World Shatter jutsu, she does the unbelievable.

With the firing of the gun, reality itself seems to warp. They would find themselves standing in front of a forest that was far too big to fit in this small room. The wall, which the restaurant was on the other side of, was still there but it somehow appears like they were outside. It was like they weren’t even in Suna anymore. “I can do more than just an echo of myself. I can do places as well and for some reason they’re considerably more stable.” Not even Akazukin herself understood her powers completely. “I can’t bring you to the past, but I can bring the past to you.”

The forest was not the same one as they saw under the table. This forest felt sick, like a disease was set upon it. Most of the trees were dark to an almost ebony hue. The leaves of the trees nearly blocks out the very sun as if placing the inhabitants in a continuous night. They say that the very air is heavy with illusion. Gazing at such a forest would put anyone at unease, but the path seemed warm and comforting in this dark terrain. Cobblestone wandering and weaving through the trees. Trees as white as snow grew along the path with a particular aura about them. A sweet scent surrounds these trees seem attract fireflies as if to light the way.

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