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Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:51 pm

It seemed the battle had come to a stalemate with neither side willing to back down unless their opponent was willing to do the same, safe to say the Hyuuga was starting to feel the pain and there was only so much his body was willing to shake off before caving in to the strain shaking his head slowly as the man came to his senses. "You and me both, something tells me this would not end without either of us going through severe injuries you truly are a worth opponent however give me but a moment to fix something that is on its way."

Turning on his heels the man looked up to the tempest moving through the sky towards them forming a series of handseals and cracking his neck to the side. "Just need to get rid of this now, given the state we are all in this could have been deadly." stretching his hand out a beam of lightning struck the object a detonation occurring in the air as the heat rained down the man taking a deep breath in the aftermath turning back to face the fish women hands on his hips taking a moment to regain some composure before speaking.

"Well at least we measured each others skills to a great degree but now we have achieved some semblance of peace to speak though that sake I spoke of earlier certainly seems rather enticing right about now does it not. So might we ask you to look around this realm should Soku agree to it." His gaze shifted towards the Santaru in that moment for all he was willing to call it a draw there it would be the girl that had the final say on the matter deciding if they could have the peace and quiet they had come here for in the first place.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:12 pm

She was released from the little pesky water jutsu the fish woman had cast upon her and looked at the remnants of the battle. Combat really was not a pretty thing to look at once you got a glance at it, the thought never left you. Her eyebrow shot up as the woman mentioned something about mopping the floor about them. Was she still not convinced or perhaps her pride would not allow her to admit the loss here today? Whatever the case, Soku did not linger on such trivial things, she was just glad she hadn't wound up as fish food."There were sharks in the lake."The Captain said pointedly looking at Yukio as an aside comment about his earlier remark. It was her way of messing with him, something she was sure slightly pestered him to some degree but that was the fun part of it. She glanced up at the fish woman's offer pondering."Right, well, I am curious to explore this deep sea world of yours so I side with Yukio here."She said wagging a finger at the woman or fish...whatever it was. "Oh, and your eel, see, right now, he's in this lovely little plane called a time-space though if you want him back, something tells me his first instinct will be to try to devour us seeing as we did sort of beat him up." She said, a smile threatning to tug at her face. For some reason, that had felt satisfying to say. This had been quite a turn of events so far.

It really was a deep body of water, who knew what secrets it held? She pondered for a moment before talking again."You know, you must be pretty tough if no one has gotten the best of you until today. Though I have to ask, you protect it for some sole purpose, I presume? Something super duper secret hiding down there?"She asked curious to what the reply would be. She half-expected the creature to say something along the lines of like they had to find out on their own or probably insist there was absolutely nothing. She would not be surprised with any of those answers."I'm ready if you are."Soku added looking at Yukio as the heat particles fell down around the duo. She smiled at that. He had a style to his combat methods and it was appealing to the eye when you watched him, well, when you weren't getting chased around by carnviorous sharks and wondering how to beat a humanoid fish hellbent on drowning you in the depths of her waters. She blinked a few times and the Mangekyo pattern faded from her pupils reverting back to the original form. That eel was probably swimming through time and space right now but it would prove fruitless. She almost felt sorry for the poor creature, it had been subdued and forced into submisson by this thing before them, at least, that's how she saw it."Do you have a name?"She asked rather suddenly to the fish woman. Names were a good way to get the ball rolling, after all, she got the feeling this would be a long dive into these waters.
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:39 pm

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Hello Soku and Yukio :]
Just wanted to let you know I'll continue where Maru left. I'll do my best to live up to the story. If there is anything I should be knowing about the story or details you formerly discussed with Maru, can you let me know? Thanks!
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:02 am

She allowed herself a few moments to look at both, it seemed a look of almost bemusement crossed her face as she tilted her head before stepping further onto the water, though for someone of her skill she knew full well that the Shinobi before her still processed strength, but that was not all that was needed here. Taking a few deep breathes her hands came out towards the water that was around her. The illumination started form her finger tips as it slowly worked its was up to her palm before engulfing the entire hand, the water slowly begun to rumble as it moved, slowly slide and sloshing like it was in a box being shaken by a child that was angry.

In those few moments the water before the two of them begun to part slowly at first as the shore line shrug backwards, as if moving away from a threat slow and trying to go unnoticed, slowly the water parted inch by inch, though the woman was moved slightly by the water she was pushed backwards until she was three quarters of the way across the lake, as she stood there her concentration never breaking never wavering in those few moments. Finally, the water stopped, it seemed that the lake was deeper than most would believe, as stones washed into what would be more described as steps to allow them to walk down to the depths, as a large door could be seen. This door was made of brass but the etchings and carvings inside of it showed various sea creatures from the deep, some they probably had never seen but as the door swung open the illuminating of blue light would fill the room, the blue flames lapping and jumping from there podiums which supported them.

“Come let us walk, for though you have proven that you can fight, it takes more than that to actually impress me, don’t worry the water won’t close unless I want it to. You came this far a little bit further is nothing in the long run of things now is it?”

Her voice calm and soothing like the ocean when it rolled across pebals in the middle of a hot day, she allowed herself to glide down the water to the front of the door, waiting to see if they would really join her after all, now that would be the the true test here, for only somethings where decided by the actions of others. This was one of those choices that they had to make together for the offer was just that one for both of them.

“Let us see what awaits, as for my name it is not important, call me what you want, mermaid, fish woman, creature from the deep I have been called many things, and nothing all at once for I am what blooms in the water when the lights feel like they have gone out.”

The real question here would be what the two Shinobi would do.
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:37 pm

Watching the women's actions the Hyuuga found himself bewildered by her abilities wondering just how much power she had within her turning to Soku making a swift gesture for her to follow considering this was a rare opportunity to see something very few would ever see without powerful jutsu at their disposal. Though there was a feeling of growing excitement at the thought of where they were being taken a traces of sweat still slowly slid down his temples the lingering thought that had they continued that battle he could very well have found himself and his Captain dead and lying at the bottom of the lake.

"I'm glad you see our abilities as adequate enough to earn your approval though I do wonder where this path leads for us. You have my thanks for letting us continue our journey for I have little doubt in my mind that you could have continued that battle for far longer than you would have us believe." Credit where credit was due she was truly a formidable warrior taking a few paces towards the opening as she asked her question. "You are correct, after such a clash of fists something as simple as a little walk seems to pale in comparison wouldn't you agree Soku."

There was a split second where the man wondered what the Santaru must think of all this where as some would act in shock and awe others in wonder the Sennin seemed to take this in his stride though considering his last experience with the unknown this excursion had been somewhat more enjoyable than the last to say the least. "Mermaid seems more appropriate for a name given that fish women comes across as a tad rude at least to myself, though the more you speak the more curious i find myself wondering what really rests down there where the dark blinds us to the beauties of the depths."

His eyes moved back towards the lake once more, though he had never spared much thought to it having never lived by the sea, he wondered what kind of creatures did indeed live in those depths what kind of life would live in a place with no light, no sound just the endless depths of the ocean at this point it was less about asking questions and simply acting beginning to walk down the steps taking a moment to admire the brass and it's intricate design.

"I must admit I find the architecture to be rather amazing, I would have never thought something like this rested just below the waters of this lake. Goes to show just how little we know about what lies beyond our own eyes does it not."
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:08 am

Her eyes swung to the mermaid creature as she began to manipulate the water in some art or fashion and before the Captain could even comprehend what even was going on, the water parted to reveal a series of steps that led deeper in to a brass door, the design was terrific on it, the shapes of various serpents or sea creatures implented on the door itself. She inhaled sharply simply nodding at the Sennin's inquiry."The realm of the sea is still one that holds many mysteries. There is so much of it that lays undiscovered by mankind, this is just an example of the many treasures that the rapids contain. Impressive would be an understatement, I thank you for granting us the permission to gain more knowledge about your world."She said briefly locking eyes with the humanoid creature."I see now why you would go to such great extents to protect that which lays within."She stepped foot on the first step following Yukio deep in thought as that ominous brass door loomed out at her. Who knew what secrets lay behind it? A treasure chest full of coins? A big, hulking sea snake poised to strike and devour them all? She smiled at that thought. That would be quite the turn of events. As the girl neared the door, she stopped in wonder next to her mentor eyeing the door up and down in wonder. There was a certain alluring sense about it. Something great lay behind it but what? The suspense of it all was the cause behind her motivation. "I'm lost for words..."She said softly taking in the great, delicate craftsmanship done on the doors and their pictures. This was not something natural, this was the work of some great being and she got a very weird feeling she was standing right next to that person. Though, she could be entirely wrong as well.

Her pupils scanned over the carvings of the sea animals with interest taking in the sketch lines and curves."These pictures....do they mean something...?"Soku asked her hand trailing over the illustrations one by one. The images seemed to almost tell a story in a sense but of what? Such great care and attention to detail was obvious here. It was clear someone did not want this place to be found that easily but at the same time, had put such amazing effort into it."They almost seem to tell a tale....one of serenity and great things to come...what say you, Sensei?"The young ANBU asked briefly glancing at the white-haired Hyuuga. It was not often she saw the soft or even this side of Yukio. He too, seemed starstruck by the beauty of it all. The pictures, the brass door, the pathway down, it was all too surreal. Some great untold story lay behind this door of destiny and she was gonna find out what it was. That was just how the kunoichi was, once something caught her attention and she was interested, she would not rest until the mystery was resolved. It was what made her so proficient in her area. The ability to keep going on and on until the very last breath. Now, time to find out what rested behind this brass door."So..uh...do we knock or...?"
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:06 pm

With the two of them down into the depth of the lake, this seemed like the right time that the woman would join them. She allowed herself a few moments before joining them, though this was more like a gliding motion using the surface of the water to allow herself a gentle and slow movement down to the brass door. The water folding behind her like a magical trick that she was doing herself. It was clear that they where in the company of someone special, as the door slowly groaned as she got closer to it, her hand coming out slightly as she pressed against it. Standing between the two Shinobi she allowed a soft whisper of water to draw from behind her.

Slowly the water entwined itself up her body before coming out to the outstretched palm and finding its way into the cracks and nooks that the door offered. Cracking and creaking the hinges seemed to move slowly and as they allowed themselves to open as time passed by. What seemed to be an eternity as it passed by the woman’s hand never coming down from its out stretched position in front of the door, it was clear that she was unlocking it with each second that she took for herself.

“You could not be truer, but the real questions that you have to ask, is how deep can it truly go beyond that surface that you see, for that answer is the one that gives you true insight into what lays ahead. Some would say it give you the knowledge that you will need going forward, after all the future is only as covered as you think it is. The truth is you are just not looking hard enough at what is happening around you right now.”

Finally the door opened all the way, though the floor that was in front of them had water either side of it, the path was also in a shallow water, it seemed that this was a place for normally people who where not human to dwell, and as such it would be a first time any of them had seen it. Slowly blue flames licked into life, though it looked like droplets of water moving up to the ceiling than fire itself to them. The woman’s hand came out as in the middle of the room was a single plaque if they would investigate the room, it was like an opening hall way, nothing special with statues of various creatures from the deep on it. Simple on the plaque would read.

Who are you.
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:52 pm

Looking to his student as she pondered over the many drawings on the walls before turning to face the young Santaru with the same look of curiousity on his face he normally carried at times like this. "I wish i could answer that question young one, however I am not well versed in things such as this safe to say you may be better off asking out friend here about what they mean for she will surely have far greater insight than either of us into the meaning of such things however i believe it would be better such matters come at a later time for we have more to see do we not."

Watching how the women was able to manipulate the water was an impressive sight to see a slight smile coming across the man's face as she opened the doors before them. "Your mastery of the water is certainly impressive, if the opportunity came around I wouldn't mind learning a thing or two from you though I wouldn't want to impose." Credit where credit was due even with all his experience even this would be something of a strenuous task for the Sennin it was clear that her affinity with the element was stronger than most and that she had trained for more than a few years in its arts to mastery these techniques turning to Soku as she asked how they open it. "I assume this answers your question, though what we shall see on the other side is but another mystery for us to discover."

Her statement to them was quite an interesting one the Sennin left pondering to himself before speaking to the women. "I guess how deep we get beyond the surface is a matter of willpower, you will only get out of something what you decide to put into it and to that end we all have the opportunities to push ourselves to gain new experiences. However such things still come at a cost that much I am willing to accept and sometimes life can be a matter of learning your limits and coming to terms with them." As the door cracked open the man found himself somewhat stunned by the scene before him, the walls of water walking into the hallway as the flames flickered to life, an astounding sight to be sure as their escort gestured to the plaque on the wall it seemed a task lay ahead of them one of honestly and in his curiosity the man was more than willing to answer the question it asked of them.

"On the surface I am Hyuuga Yukio, head of the Hyuuga clan and Sennin of the leaf village though at the end of the day these are but titles granted by another at some point in my life. Beyond that I am a man who seeks to grasp what the world has to offer, one who would take opportunity when it is offered to him and make the most of any situation and beyond that someone who is willing to give up any part of himself to protect his village and more importantly those who reside within it."

What could be seen as a simple question on the surface was always far from it, those who couldn't see the deeper meaning in such things were always doomed at the first hurdle and even if it wasn't the requirement and the simple matter in the end it was a clear and precise answer showing who he was as a person and what he was willing to do to progress forward with the opportunities granted to him by their newfound acquaintance.

Feeling the water at his feet and caring little to how soaked his clothes may get the man turned to his companion looking to Soku and wondering how she would react to the question before them after seeing his own response to it as he gestured for her to stand by his side to answer just as he had.
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:44 pm

She blinked a few times to ensure she was not just imagining this as the water levels begin to rise and the great door in front of them began to part to reveal it's many secrets. The creature's mastery of the seas and how she molded and controlled it was impressive to say the least. Somehow, the Santaru had a suspicious the mermaid had been holding back just a little..bit during their brief skirmish. Soku took a glance briefly arond the room that had revealed itself to her sticking close to the Hyuug, the decorations and imposing structures looming out above them. "Marvelous.."The Captain muttered almost to herself than anyone else as her attention was diverted to the plaque in the center. It was a very simple-worded question but the girl knew a simple name would not suffice here. For things like these, you had to think outside the box, minimal effort was not an option here. Soku let Yukio go first glancing at him as he replied without hesitation smiling a bit. Here lay the reason she held so much regard for her mentor, put aside all the honorable titles and acclompishments, he was a good person at heart and a just character, that was what caused her to take after him...or at least, she tried to.

It seemed her turn to speak was next and she took a moment considering her words carefully stepping closer to the plaque. It was like a test of sorts except they would be tested on how they present themselves, if they were truly worthy to see and experience the things that lay ahead. She stared firmly at the object almost like she was talking to a human and spoke, her tone firm."As for me, my name is Santaru Soku of Konohagakure, ANBU Captain and head of my respective clan, but to me, ranks are meaningless, it is your character that counts. After all, even the most vilest person can obtain the most bountiful of rewards and highest of titles in their own fashion. I am a mere kunoichi who strives to understand the meaning of effort and responsibility. The village is my home and as such, I seek to repay it in any form I can for having me as one of it's children regardless of what throws itself into my path. If there is one thing my life revolves around, it is the importance of helping others to better yourself in any form."

She stopped wondering if she had said enough. The girl almost sounded like some sort of philsopher. Some of the words had come to her as she spoke going with the flow, it seemed satisfactory enough. The importance of family, helping others...bettering yourself. For a brief moment, the faces of Asuka, Nibachi and Yukio flashed across her mind and she grinned a bit at that. Family..she really was grateful for all this village had given to offer her. That was how she knew..that her answer to her had seemed like the right one to give at the time.

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