Name: Ryujin Jakka
Cost: 30, 10 upkeep
Range: Self, see text
Sub-type: Supplementary, Offensive
Elemental Affinity: Katon
Notation: Secret Technique, Kinjutsu
Handsigns: Tiger->Horse->Monkey->Dragon->Tiger->Horse->Monkey->Dragon->Technique-Specific Seal
Lore/Flavor: While Amaterasu is widely considered the strongest Katon and in some circles, the strongest Ninjutsu, this technique’s raw, uncontrollable might could make it seen as more terrible. The technique is indiscriminate, its flames growing until all is consumed. Even its elemental weakness can be rendered impotent by the sheer burning consumption of the conflagration. It is rumored by those that have seen it that it grows more deadly the more rage and hatred the user feels, though that could be a side effect of the way the user must be feeling in order to inflict the technique upon the world. Rei developed it on accident, at first, and refined its use through handseals. Because of its difficulty to control, Rei labeled it Kinjutsu.
Description: After handsigns are completed, the user’s eyes immediately begin to glow orange. If they are utilizing a Doujutsu Kekkei Genkai, the sclera and pupil (if present) glow. The user’s internal body temperature skyrockets, causing anyone touching their skin to incur a second degree burn where they touched. Within one meter, flammable objects begin to catch fire – this includes untreated clothing the user is wearing. Any natural fire nearby grows more intense while in this radius. The technique fuels itself on the emotions and the body of the user, and thus Constitution may act as a separate Stamina stat for the sake of this technique’s cost, but see Drawbacks.
In the second post, the user’s temperature pushes higher – metal begins to glow in their presence within a meter and become unbearable to touch (this takes a full post of this proximity to manifest), while touching the user themselves can easily cause a third degree burn. The radius around the user in which flammable objects catch fire extends to five meters. This creates unnatural updrafts and wind currents that whip around the user, drawing up dust, debris, and ash. At this point, if the user is a Ninjutsu Specialist and has chosen Katon for their primary element, this technique overpowers Suiton of a similar rank should it come within a meter of the user, owing to flash boiling and turning to steam (the obvious exception being a technique of similar rank enhanced by a Suiton Specialist) – lesser techniques dissipate at five meters. Existing bodies of water will also begin to evaporate rapidly, though only within the one meter radius. Obviously this will not affect techniques that are larger than the radius all that much.
In the third post, the user’s temperature has reached an extreme – if they can touch steel, it will begin to bend and warp (subject to craftsmanship), and the point at which metal becomes unbearable to touch extends to five meters. The radius around the user in which flammable objects catch fire extends to ten meters. This stage causes the dust, debris, and ash caught up in the wind to catch fire, creating a firestorm five meters around the user. This firestorm can be seen through, as it is not fully constant, but traveling through it is, of course, akin to traveling through S-rank fire. At this point, if the user is a Ninjutsu Specialist and has chosen Katon for their primary element, this technique overpowers Suiton of a similar rank should it come within five meters of the user, owing to flash boiling and turning to steam (the obvious exception being a technique of similar rank enhanced by a Suiton Specialist). Existing bodies of water will also begin to evaporate rapidly, though only within the five meter radius. Obviously this will not affect techniques that are larger than the radius all that much. The technique continues in this stage until released, normally.
If this technique is enhanced by an expenditure of two Might points, it will continue to grow at this stage in the same fashion (metal bending and warping at five meters, unbearable to touch at ten meters, firestorm at ten meters, Suiton/water flash boiling at ten meters, then 10/20/20/20, then 20/40/40/40 etc.) until the user runs out of chakra or spends Will to end the technique, see below.
Drawbacks: This technique draws on the negative emotions of the user, turning those emotions to a violent rage manifest in their chakra. As the technique grows in power, it feeds on the user and their destrudo, increasing it. In stages, in the first post the user first incurs a negative tier to their Wisdom for the purpose of friend/foe recognition – only that isn’t exactly right, as the user might recognize someone as an ally but simply not care that they are in danger. This extends to collateral damage and innocent life. The second post incurs another negative tier for this purpose, and will now include attacking friends, allies, or innocents (should they normally care about such a thing) should they seem to hinder their assault or destruction. The third post invokes a final negative tier, and at this point the user will attack allies once primary enemies are eliminated or have escaped. Once invoked, the technique cannot stop except by either the user running out of chakra, being rendered dead/unconscious, or by the use of a point of Will. If the user completely runs out of chakra in this way (accounting for Constitution as a secondary source as well), they are consumed by flames from the inside, killing them, and the technique gradually ends over the course of three posts. Elemental affinities other than Katon cannot be used for the duration (though non-elemental techniques can). This technique is the true meaning of indiscriminate, hindering allies as well as foes. If Constitution is used as a secondary Stamina for this technique, the user must retrain an advantage of Constitution for every post that the technique was kept up by it. Constitution when used this way is based on the user's base, not boosted, Constitution.