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Seaside Study (Open)

Near the underground reaches of the Toraono Dojo is Undersea. A vast subterranean cache of water purified and filtered through the desert sands, rocks and more aberrant water releasing plants along with geosynchronous water and sun crystals from the time of the One King and the First Men. This massive body of water conceals the grave of the First King a specially made warship sunken to the bottom of the massive underground sea. With the help of hunters and fishermen from villages all over the world, the waters of Undersea have been seeded with a vast variety of fish and water life specially adapted to life in a low light environment. Warmed by geothermal vents and its tides provided by the transition of the Diamond Maelstrom's electromagnetic field; Undersea is a sight to behold and a great place to fish.

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Seaside Study (Open)

Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:13 pm

Shinomiya's eyes drooped slightly, a subtle frown on her face as she walked onwards, her hands full. Her graduation had been recent, and while the day itself had been uneventful save for the ceremony, her parents had insisted on celebrating. The young ninja couldn't say it was overall unpleasant, being treated to lunch like that, but being pressured into spending that much of her day above ground wasn't ideal in her now-sore eyes. As such, she'd made her own plans for her evening, in hopes of salvaging her day.

As she made her way into the Undersea, Shinomiya glanced back and forth. There were a fair amount of people here, but not so much that it was crowded, which was ideal. It didn't take long for her to find a suitably out-of-the-way location by the waterside to sit down at. Shortly after that, Shinomiya removed her footwear, before cautiously resting her heels on the water, supporting herself with her chakra; with her fairly good chakra control, the act on its own was easy for her. But, that was only a conscious thing. It was prudent, she thought, to be able to do such things without thinking about them, and at the very least trying to do so would surely improve her control further.

With her bare feet propped up for now, the young girl reached into her bag, taking out one of the books within. She'd brought a moderate variety of fiction and non-fiction alike, intending to balance study and pleasure to get the most out of her mental capacity, rather than simply tiring herself out, with pauses to meditate as needed. Obviously, that meant she'd start on the non-fiction first; quietly leafing over to the chapter she was up to, Shinomiya reclined slightly, letting out a quiet sigh.

...Though, despite her best efforts, it wasn't long until her concentration lapsed, eliciting a sharp gasp and some instinctual flailing before the girl repositioned her now-wet feet, taking a few deep breaths before continuing.
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Re: Seaside Study (Open)

Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:54 am

Deeper into the caverns where the water sank deep into the underground sea-like lake, another shinobi trained. Though on different levels and reasons the two soldiers both young and old connected on a single front - they sought to become better.

Toraono Michino held his breath while keeping his body stiff as a board as he circulated his chakra at high speeds. In doing this he drew in the oxygen of the water around him to form a bubble that kept in a constant state of rotation beneath the surface. He had been under the water now for the last twenty minutes, releasing his breath and taking in the oxygen every five minutes with the weight of his carbon dioxide slowly sinking him further into the sea. His head and stump of what was left of his left leg had began to ache to levels of pain that would of already caused a normal man to break his will and drown by now. Cold sweat beaded up over the surface of his body as the bubble continue to spin faster when he clenched his fists tighter.
He was lost in thought. The pain was nothing compared to the scar left on his Toraono pride. After losing his leg in battle against his own father it was quickly discovered that, even after full recovery, he wasn’t able to use the mechanical prosthetic most shinobi missing limbs wore. The man cleaved from the knee down not just his leg, but the very soul itself. Michino didn’t have the ‘ghost limb’ problem and genuinely felt nothing below his thigh. The nerves at the end were so fried from the attack that surgeons were worried that attaching a prosthetic might be more dangerous than just leaving it as it was; and so another member of the once great clan fell.
In the months following a bitter recovery from his mental status due to help from both likely and unlikely sources, the twenty-three year old was finally attempting to master his body once more and rejoin service in protecting the village.

The girl’s subtle chakra touching the surface of the sea touched the senses of not Michino, but the ‘Other’ inside of him that all ‘blessed’ members of his clan had. Nearly all of the Toraono that were blooded, even ritualistically, had traces of the Tiger Demon King. Those born with strong genes had a bit more of the King than others and, like Michino, the demonic blood usually manifested into some form of subconscious. Most of the Toraono either absorb the demon fully into themselves or bind them into control. The young man spinning in an underwater bubble eventually just came to terms with his dark side and even came up with a name for the dark being. She called herself, “Owari.”
Pst, hey. Sumthin ain’t kickin right. I felt a thing. Hey. Michino. HE-. Oh, for the love of…
A black bolt of lighting struck out from the dark-skinned male’s body, causing the remaining oxygen in the bubble to suddenly catch fire, collapse, and then explode. Far off in the distance from Akari a gush of water would explode upwards expelling a young man up towards the cave ceiling. He fell back crashing down into the water without a single move to stop the impact. Once the rain of lake water settled the youth seem to half float on the surface while slowly sinking in. It was unclear if he was okay or not from where the kunoichi stood, but, the boxer simply stared up at the ceiling with eyes that remained in a deep thought as his hand absently rubbed the spot where his knee used to be.

Even his brother couldn’t help…
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Re: Seaside Study (Open)

Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:22 pm

Hakuren is what is known as a Tsuchimikado. Tsuchimikado practice the way of Onmyodo, and a telltale sign of this are the Ofuda that they wield in battle; slips of paper inscribed with mystical seals. These special charms are what they use to perform their techniques in place of handseals. Through this slips of paper members of his bloodline are able to set up jutsu like traps and give them certain triggers that would set them off. The Tsuchimikado also have an ability to transfer self-targeting ninjutsu into others with these talismans as well. Hakuren changed the method of his bloodlines art into something more enjoyable to others. Instead of using the customary paper, Hakuren uses food as his talismans. Through a meal he can give a person chakra armor, a barrier, clones or some other buff. Hakuren can also place genjutsu into her food and drink. As mentioned before members of his bloodline are able to set up jutsu like traps and give them certain triggers that would set them off. One such trigger is attacking the talisman. Being that Hakuren’s talisman’s are consumables, eating them would cause the jutsu to be triggered.

Water walking is often used as a training method to gain better chakra control. This technique is more difficult to master than the Tree Climbing Practice, because the amount of chakra that needs to be emitted changes constantly. However despite being used for training, it is still at its core a shinobi technique, a jutsu. Because of this Hakuren wanted to do a little experiment in sharing this jutsu with a being incapable of performing the art herself. Hakuren got a few weird looks as he rode a horse into the undersea. Just along the shores he gives his mare a sugary treat the was imbued with the Water Walking jutsu.

The explosion startle the horse which almost causes Hakuren to fall off. Fortunately he manage to stay in the saddle and regain his composure. Grabbing hold of the reins Hakuren rides across the water. The creatures hooves touches the surface of the water without sinking like it was solid ground. Hakuren gallops past Akari and heads towards Michino. Once Hakuren was next to the floating man, he would call out to him. “Are you alright?”

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