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 Post subject: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:10 pm 
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Harusame made her way onto the field that she had been directed to. It was a fifty foot square, the floor of the arena filled with sand not yet washed free of blood from some sort of previous training that had occurred here. Embedded into the sand, spaced at least 5 feet between each of them, were half buried rocks. At the far – northern – side of the square there were 6 training dummies, impaled into the sand on long wooden stakes that poked out a few inches above the construct’s head.

She took a quick scan of the area, trying to find a sight of her sensei. She was pushing close to being late, and was surprised that he hadn’t shown up – or that none of her squad mates were here. For a moment she caught a lump in her throat, wondering if perhaps she had been duped and sent the wrong information. That would be a poor start to what was supposed to be a good day – her first day as a shinobi. She looked around, hoping to catch a site of one of her team mates, anxiety slowly – but surely – building.

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  • Strength: Average
  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
  • Coordination: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:32 am 
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Kumade and Kimaru strolled into the training grounds, out of breath. The two of them were dirty and dusty, Kumade sweating and smelling a tad ripe. Kumade quickly spun around, looking for signs that he wasn't absurdly late. Kimaru sniffed the air around her, following some scent to the corner of the training area. She stopped and barked excitedly, wagging her tail as she ran up to a small girl leaning up against the side of the arena. Kumade followed his ninken, grabbing her into his arms before she caused too much trouble for the girl, the ninken often got exited at the prospect of new people.

"Are you also waiting for a jonin named Hasu Ken?" Kumade said sheepishly, trying his hardest not to stutter his question.

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Strength: Average Minor Advantage (Proficient minor advanrtage: Taijutsu)
Constitution: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
Stamina: Masterful
Reflex: Average (Minor Advantage)
Coordination: Proficiant
Wisom Average

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Kumade's Color B18904

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  • Strength: Proficient
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient
  • Coordination: Proficient
  • Wisdom: Proficient
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:14 am 
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Sailing through the air jumping from roof to roof, the cool wind embraced Ken. It was a saving grace on an unfortunately hot day such as this one, climate that was all too common in these lands for Ken's preference. Stopping he perched upon the walls of the arena, keeping his presence unknown. After a few seconds the blazing sun set upon him once again. This cursed sun.. I'm starting to think I'll never be able to escape it for very long. It has been a worse punishment than anything else Suna has beset upon me so far. This is where he was to meet the genin that were assigned to him. It had been a long time since someone else had been his responsibility nonetheless youth such as these. He scanned the arena looking for the genin but it seemed empty. Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a girl anxiously waiting about. At first, Ken thought her to be someone he knew in his past. But as his eyes adjusted he realized she was one of the genin assigned to him, Harusame Nakatomi. Subtly, heavy panting began to grow closer and closer. Kumade Inuzuka and Kimaru arrived. Two down, one more to go. So far one seems to be organized and timely but doesn't cope well with deviation. The other seems a tad raggedy and rough, but anyone who knows the bond of an animal knows compassion. Hmm... I wonder what is to be revealed of my last student. Ken looks to the sun above, one hand blocking the extreme intensities of the light. Almost noon, and I thought I was going to be late. He chuckled to himself under his breath.

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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:31 am 
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Just as Haru was about to leave, someone appeared.

Strolling out onto the field was Inuzuka Kumade and, of course, his dog Kimaru. Kimaru was the more socialized of the two, she thought. She looked around – there was no one else, or so it seemed. She walked forward to greet him but he spoke first, asking if she too was looking for Hasu Ken. She felt oddly relieved to see him on the team, as much as she didn’t like him – though she didn’t know why. She nodded in the affirmative, gray eyes seeking to meet Inuzuka’s. ”Yes, Inuzuka, I was told to meet Sensei Hasu here. You’re also on the team, I take it?” She stood, the thumb of her left hand hooked under the bottom of her headband, worn around her neck, rubbing the metal between her thumb and forefinger. She moved her right hand up to cup under her elbow, feeling altogether awkward. She had never expected that she would actually be on a team with Inuzuka.

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  • Strength: Average
  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
  • Coordination: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:17 pm 
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Kumade hadn't recognized Harusame when he had approached her, Kimaru obviously had, explaining her reaction to the girl. Harusame had been one of the few to treat Kimaru with the respect she deserves, but treated Kumade much like the other villagers did, though her scorn was a unique brand of insults. He furrowed his brow in annoyance at the prospect of being on a team with Harusame, but he had no control over it, he had better find a way to get used to it.

He sat on the ground and crossed his legs in one swift motion, folding his arms as he did so. “I guess we're on the same squad now..." he grumbled to himself. He fell backward onto the sand, shielding his eyes from the sun. Kimaru quickly jumped on top of him, licking his face. He picked up the ninken, holding her above him, staring at her green eyes. Kimaru cocked her head to one side before wagging her tail. “You have any idea about our new sensei or our third squadmate?” he asked loudly, not taking his eyes off his ninken.

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Strength: Average Minor Advantage (Proficient minor advanrtage: Taijutsu)
Constitution: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
Stamina: Masterful
Reflex: Average (Minor Advantage)
Coordination: Proficiant
Wisom Average

Taijustu
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Ninjutsu
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Kuchiyose
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Kumade's Color B18904

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  • Strength: Proficient
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient
  • Coordination: Proficient
  • Wisdom: Proficient
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:21 pm 
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It didn’t take Inuzuka long before he betrayed his nature, falling to the ground in a restful position. He called over his dog, and Kimaru came rushing forward. He interacted with a dog for a moment while Harusame waited impatiently. It seemed that Inuzuka was as in the dark as she was. ”No, I don’t,” she said, responding to the question. ”Obviously whoever is teaching us is jounin rank, but I didn’t even know his first name. What kind of name is Ken, anyways?” She looked around after asking the question, seeing if anyone else had arrived yet. So far – none had. She briefly wondered if perhaps this was some prank played on both of them by some of their fellow academy graduates.

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  • Strength: Average
  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
  • Coordination: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
  • Wisdom: Proficient


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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:16 pm 
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Kumade sat up from the sandy arena floor. looking in Harusame's direction but not directly at her. "I heard the name ken once or twice in konoha" stated Kumade. "it's a land of Iron given name" he said, following up his previous statement. He took the time to stand up and brush the sand off his legs. "if I had known we were going to have this much extra time, I would have stopped at home and got ready..." he said quietly to himself, taking a second to look around once more

Kimaru pawed at the boy's ankle, letting out a slight whine as she wagged her tail back and forth. "If I give you any more you're going to get fat Kimaru!" he stated back in a parent-like tone to his ninken, crouching down in the process. He pulled a small paper sack from inside his jacket, hand-feeding a small dumpling to the pup, before eating a few himself. He held out the paper bag to Harusame, still crouched on the ground as he was."Want a dumpling?" he asked plainly.

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Strength: Average Minor Advantage (Proficient minor advanrtage: Taijutsu)
Constitution: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
Stamina: Masterful
Reflex: Average (Minor Advantage)
Coordination: Proficiant
Wisom Average

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Kumade's Color B18904

Kimaru

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  • Strength: Proficient
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient
  • Coordination: Proficient
  • Wisdom: Proficient
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:10 am 
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Inuzuka didn’t look over to answer her question, but that he was willing to give forth an answer – even if it was wrong – surprised her. He stood up, made an inane comment, and Harusame rolled her eyes, crossing her arms over her chest. ”What, you mean you didn’t get ready before you came here?” Her exasperation was overshadowed, though, by the dog – who demanded immediate attention. Despite his protests, Inuzuka caved and fed Kimaru a bit of the dumpling. Eventually he offered Harusame some. She shook her head in the negative. ”I don’t want to eat before we start training. I’d hate to throw it up in front of sensei.” She looked around – still, they were the only two there. ”I don’t know about you, but we should get started early. This isn’t a game. People die.” She looked at him with deadly seriousness, her arms still crossed firmly across her chest.

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  • Strength: Average
  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
  • Coordination: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
  • Wisdom: Proficient


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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 am 
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Ken had dozed off lost in thought for a while during the exchange of banter by the two, hearing words here and there, but the unrelenting sun brought him back to the real world. He honed in on the conversation and debated whether he should make them wait any longer. Deciding that he'd rather get away from the wrath of the sun sooner than later, he stood and flickered to behind Harusame. "That's right, people die." Ken said in a serious and dark tone. He wanted to test their nerve and see their reaction by such a sudden entrance. Letting the tension build as long as possible, Ken then raised a hand and a laughing smile broke across his face. "But no need to be so serious, it's not good for health anyway." He said playfully, looking over the two genin. "And by the way! What kind of name is Harusame!? You know I've never had a thing for bean jelly although a nice spring rain beats any day here." he said jokingly followed by a woeful sigh at the end.

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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:52 am 
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Masahiko entered the arena in a rush, his clothes disheveled and hair a ruffled mess. He waved at the three already in the arena as he hurried over, "Apologies for being late, I lost track of time while studying..." Dark bags circled his eyes and a peculiar scent wafted around him, a combination of the dusty musk of old books and the herbal fragrance of various medicinal regents. "Did you know 100-year old ginseng actually has a negative reaction when used in conjunction with standard anti-" He paused for a moment and his face flushed slightly.

"Ah, doesn't matter, doesn't matter..." The young boy turned towards the only adult in the arena, cuffed his hands and bowed lightly. "This student greets Sensei!"

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Strength: Average
Constitution: Proficient
Stamina: Proficient
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill - Taijutsu: Average
Ranged Skill - Ninjutsu: Average
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:28 pm 
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Kumade was still seated crouched on the arena floor when a tall lanky shinobi with shock white hair and distant eyes had appeared suddenly behind Harusame, a serious look plastered to his long face. the air fell still and silent after the shinobi's confirmation of Harusame's statement, People die Kumade thought to himself, the phrase repeating in his mind. as his thoughts began to darken, the shinobi cut loose with a grin and a pun.

"Bean paste! Hah!" Kumade laughed allowed, with a mouthful of dumplings as he was. While Kumade pointed and laughed at harusame, Kimaru had her snout pointed up in the air, sniffing loudly, she then turned and yipped at the entrance to the arena. Kumade tilted his head back to see what Kimaru was barking at, he watched as a young well-dressed disheveled man ran onto the arena.

the young man began to ramble about ginseng before bowing to the shinobi, which Kumade determined must be their jonin sensei. He must be our third than? Kumade surmised to himself

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Kumade
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Strength: Average Minor Advantage (Proficient minor advanrtage: Taijutsu)
Constitution: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
Stamina: Masterful
Reflex: Average (Minor Advantage)
Coordination: Proficiant
Wisom Average

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Kumade's Color B18904

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  • Strength: Proficient
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient
  • Coordination: Proficient
  • Wisdom: Proficient
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Kimaru's Color 008000


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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:44 am 
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Her talk with Inuzuka was cut short by the timely arrival of not just their sensei, but the other student as well. The first words out of the mouth of her sensei were ones of jovial admonishment. The message was loud and clear – those living in bean paste houses shouldn’t throw stones. Her face reddened with embarrassment as Inuzuka repeated the jibe their sensei sent their way, and she clenched her arms closer together. Ignoring him, she turned to face the last student in their team, Koganekawa. He entered quickly onto the field, muttering about ginseng. He quickly thought better of finishing the point and settled in for attention. Hopefully, now that we’re all gathered... She dropped her arms to her side and took a more formal stance, the flame of embarrassment dying down to a small ember, and waited for her sensei’s instruction.

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  • Strength: Average
  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
  • Coordination: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:35 pm 
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Ken watched as Kumade retorted, dumpling speckles flying from his mouth, and Harusame's face flush red. "And who do we have here?" He bent down with a hand extended to Kimaru, hoping for a sniff of familiarization. Although at this time the last student arrived, pulling the ninken's attention away from Ken. He stood to meet Masahiko's rambling and greeting, smelling a few recognizable herbs that he grew in his garden.

"Now that we're all here." Standing before his students, his tone changed to one more official. "I am your sensei, Ken Hasu." Removing his cloak his attire was revealed, as well as a black sheathed katana at his side. Slowly reaching for the blade, he unsheathes it and the unsettling sound of a sword sliding against the metal of an inner sheath follows. Holding the katana in a horizontal position in front of him, his gaze turns stoic. "Each shinobi is not unlike a blade. Pulled from the land and crafted through the fire, pressure, and proper technique required. But if a sword is crafted in error, it will shatter during its tempering." Ken disapproved of the rhetoric he was spewing, relating his students to weapons. Although the metaphor rang true in some areas, it implied that all shinobi are only but weapons to be used by their villages to further their agendas. And as much as he wanted to deny the fact, he knew the cold truth, that all shinobi, including himself, were bound to the service of their village, even if that duty became corrupt. But Ken also knew if they were to come to resentment and distrust of their government, they must upon their own accord and not in the footsteps of another. "Although occasionally, a truly fine weapon throughout time will even supersede the renown of those whom used it, writing itself into the legends and determining its destiny." He looked to his blade, an ordinary katana in appearance, before resheathing it at his side. "Now then, if you would, introduce yourselves, one at a time." Ken said in a more casual tone.

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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:43 pm 
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Masahiko observed the blade leaving its scabbard. Bah, cliches... he thought as his sensei spoke to them with metaphors, the kind which the boy was never found of. Metaphors were what his old tutors would quote to him incessantly, but in the end what knowledge did they actually possess compared to his parents? He much preferred the factual records of biology and history he was accustomed to burying his head into compared to such obscure sayings. The young noble raised two fingers to the bridge of his nose and shifted his glasses before replying, "Koganekawa Masahiko of the Village Hidden in the Valleys. I have studied medical knowledge, and basic sealing techniques."

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Strength: Average
Constitution: Proficient
Stamina: Proficient
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill - Taijutsu: Average
Ranged Skill - Ninjutsu: Average
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:04 pm 
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Their sensei wasted no time before he began and put on a good show – Harusame bought into it, at the least. The flowery language lent itself well to its message – she bought into the thought that, now that she had made it here, who knew where she could go. If she could just hone her skills, going with the metaphor, maybe she could be a blade worthy of note. After a sufficient waxing on the aspects of shinobi life that related to prestige, he called out to the students to let them introduce themselves. It was Koganekawa that went first – she remembered him from the academy. He was a nerd, and not exactly about the things that were accepted areas of nerddom for a shinobi. Still, he was from a good family and studious enough that Harusame was glad to have him on her team. They would need everything they had to keep Inuzuka in line, she suspected.

She quickly spoke up after her senior finished, anxious to get out ahead of Inuzuka – she didn’t want to be behind him in anything, that much she was sure of. ”I am Nakatomi Harusame, of Amegakure. I am trained in close quarters combat as well as shurikenjutsu.” She kept her eyes forward, standing straight, as she answered, hoping to seem every bit the proper shinobi. Internally she struggled to keep her hand from moving up and fidgeting with her headband, such as it was. It’s okay, Haru. Breath. You’ve been training all your life for this. No amount of talk could stay the butterflies, though.

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  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
  • Coordination: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
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The young member of the Inuzuku clan watched as the other two students stiffened their backs and shoulders, before introducing themselves and their skills to their new sensei. First, the newcomer introduced himself as a medical shinobi. A medical-nin? at his age? Kumade thought to himself. Second, came the Kunoichi, Surprised she didn't brag about her skills more he internalized. When they had both finished with their introduction, Kumade stood from his crouched position, attempting to dust the sand and dirt off his person fruitlessly. He cleared his throat of the remaining bit of dumpling he was eating before speaking aloud, in his usual casual tone of voice. "Inuzuka Kumade, Trained in basic Inuzuka taijutsu and tracking techniques, I also have a basic understanding of summoning jutsus" he stated to the group before following it up saying " and this is Kimaru, tracking expert and proficient at Shinobi-ri, despite her adorable appearance." Motioning towards his young ninken, who looked around at the shinobi with green eyes wide with excitement. She gave a slight yip before spinning in place and wagging her tail back and forth

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Strength: Average Minor Advantage (Proficient minor advanrtage: Taijutsu)
Constitution: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
Stamina: Masterful
Reflex: Average (Minor Advantage)
Coordination: Proficiant
Wisom Average

Taijustu
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Kumade's Color B18904

Kimaru

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  • Strength: Proficient
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient
  • Coordination: Proficient
  • Wisdom: Proficient
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:04 am 
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Masahiko shifted his glasses and the lens illuminated with the light of the sun as he told his introduction. Ken, taking this time to analysis his students, observed that although Masahiko's clothes were ruffled, they were of exquisite quality. This aligned with intel from the report that the sensei had read, that Masahiko was the head of a wealthy family of gold miners, the Koganekawa. Despite that, the ruffled clothes and bedhead, as well as the rambling led Ken to believe that the student possesses tendencies of chaotic organization, and secondly that he can display an air of shrewd seriousness about him. But Ken knew the wounds of trauma and the neurosis they can inflict, thinking of another section of the report about how Masahiko came to be head of his household. Still, it was a relief for Ken when he found out a young mednin was assigned to him, for many times in his past he pondered how different the outcomes would have been if one were in his squads.

Harusame stood at attention and piped up with her introduction after the former's was finished. She's definitely the most formal out of the bunch, but perhaps a little thin-skinned. Thinking back to a moment ago when she was flustered. Although maybe he was too hard on her for their first time meeting, he thought while reminiscing back to when he was a lonely child at the Suna academy. The report said Harusame was born fatherless to a kunoichi from Amegakure and of the Nakatomi clan, and it revealed that during her time in the academy she had expressed a nature affinity. Not only was this expressed at an incredibly early age, impressing Ken, but the nature transformation expressed was Mokuton. The sensei sympathized with the harrying experiences she must have gone through, as all her teachers and peers knew that she had the blood of Konoha within her, while she was left to wonder who her father was. Ken thought this to be the explanation for the tense demeanor hidden behind her stately bravado. Yet still, he applauded the young kunoichi for her seemingly eager conviction to improve. He also speculated whether it was someone Harusame wanted to overcome or gain the attention of, that drove her will, or perhaps something else altogether.

Kumade stood and partially wiped the dust from his body that he had gathered on his lower half while sitting on the arena floor. Ken had sized him up to be pretty rugged, looking like he had spent more than a couple of nights outside. The Inuzuka was also brash at times, a loud bark with most likely a decent bite to back it up, not much unlike Kumade's other clansmen Ken had come across in his days. The sensei had also noticed that Kimaru was exceptionally trained, and then postulated on how one could train a ninken to behave better than one's self, accompanied by an internal chuckle. Nonetheless, Ken gave some credit to the young shinobi, for he did train Kimaru after all. And regardless of his rash manner, Ken knew that Kumade was born and raised in the same part of Konoha where he grew up. Although by the time Kumade was born Ken had already been sent off to the Suna academy. Still, the sensei thought at some point they could bond over their home village.

The genin's introductions had finished, and Ken stood there before them, surmising his analysis but allowing room for change in his mind. "Excellent, now I'm sure you're all anxious to begin training." He said as he began rummaging through one of his side pouches. "But before we begin, please bear with me for a moment." Pulled from the pouch Ken holds up two slips of blank paper with each hand. "Sorry to exclude you Harusame, but you've already exceeded expectations by manifesting your nature affinity." He announces while giving the kunoichi a halfcocked smile of consolation, and then looks to the others to explain further. "As you've learned at the academy, chakra control is an important aspect of being a shinobi. Once one becomes proficient in controlling their chakra, they can then learn to start transforming their own chakra through different methods. One of these styles is nature transformation, allowing your chakra to take on characteristics of the elements that make up our world." The sensei extends his arms to hand over the slips of paper, one to Masahiko and the other to Kumade. "By channeling your chakra into the paper, it will show what nature affinity your chakra leans towards. Go ahead, give it a try." He says encouragingly to the two boys, awaiting the results.

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Their sensei fell silent and turned his eyes on each of them for a time – as if sizing them up, a predator prowling the borders of his hunting ground. He cycled first over to Koganekawa, then to herself, and finally to Inuzuka. She wondered what he was seeing when he looked at them. A bright new future for Sunagakure? Aside from Inuzuka, perhaps, none of them had been the worst in their class at the academy. He’s so much older though. Sometimes she wondered how she measured up to the academy students of her grandfather’s time. Given the Firsts and their vaunted power, she imagined she had no desire to compare herself to the heroes of that age.

After a brief silence separated Inuzuka’s introduction, sensei Hasu started training. It did not take many words for Harusame to feel a wave of dismay, however – she was being excluded from the first test. He wanted to see their elements, and Harusame already knew hers. It seemed, sometimes, as if everyone knew that she had Mokuton. And they let her know this – loudly, quietly, in roundabout or direct ways. Many had family crushed under the roots of the Leaf, something she was sure to never forget. She wanted to protest but bit back the words, moving her right hand up to the headband that she wore around her neck. She pinched it with her thumb and forefinger, slowly rubbing her fingers across the metal. I wonder how many members of sensei’s family found themselves crushed beneath the Leaf, she thought to herself bitterly. Her green eyes found themselves focusing on Koganekawa, as she found him the most likely between himself and Inuzuka to display something approaching talent.

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  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
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Kumade reached out his hand to grab the small slip of paper his sensei was holding out for him and Masahiko. My Element? he thought to himself, wondering what kind of person he was, and how that might affect his affinity. He had never given himself much thought, never really taken the time to identify what it was that made him, him. He stopped his hand as it approached the paper, looking down at his ninken as he did so. Kimaru was looking up at him quietly, greens eyes staring back up into his. His mind flashed with memories of the ninken, for years he had spent all his time training and raising Kimaru, so much so that he could scarcely remember a moment in which his thoughts didn't revolve around the pup.

Kimaru cocked her head to one side, staring up at her master, eyes shifting to the slip of paper, then to the tall and lanky shinobi handing it to Kumade. She pawed at her master's pant leg, attempting to coax him into grabbing the paper.

Kumade took the hint his ninken was trying to communicate to him, he had spent too long in taking the paper, he quickly snatched the slip of paper from his sensei, looking around at his squadmates. The newcomer Masahiko was a mystery to him, he looked as if Kumade might have seen him once or twice at the academy, but his face was unreadable. He turned his eyes to Harusame, she had her hand rubbing her headband as he had seen her do a handful of times before. Did sensei mention she already knew her affinity? he asked himself. He knew she was talented, but not so much so as to already develop her element. Kumade had always seen Harusame as haughty, or conceited, but maybe there was some truth to her self important attitude.

Kumade held the paper with both hands, clenched between his fingers and thumbs, he began to channel his chakra as best he could into the paper. Eagerly awaiting the effect, as it would dictate his future more than anything else had in the past.

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Strength: Average Minor Advantage (Proficient minor advanrtage: Taijutsu)
Constitution: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
Stamina: Masterful
Reflex: Average (Minor Advantage)
Coordination: Proficiant
Wisom Average

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Kumade's Color B18904

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  • Strength: Proficient
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient
  • Coordination: Proficient
  • Wisdom: Proficient
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While his gaze was fixed upon the two boys, Ken faintly noticed Harusame's disquietude and her nervous tick. Given the kunoichi's eager attitude, he thought that the praise would help to alleviate some of her worries and wondered why it did not. Perhaps she had been made to feel ashamed of her Konoha heritage as so many others had under the thumb of Suna's prejudice, he thought to himself. Alas, Ken patiently waited for one of the students to grab their respective pieces of paper. Kumade swiftly took hold of his piece and looked around to his comrades before focusing on the task at hand. He stood there channeling his chakra into the paper, waiting in anticipation. Almost immediately the paper began to crumple as a charge of static electricity ran through it.

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Inuzuka was the first to reach for his piece of paper, and Haru had no choice but to turn her gaze over to the boy – it seemed as if Koganekawa was willing to let the dog boy go first. He took the paper between thumb and forefinger, appearing visibly to concentrate hard on the task at hand. She watched curiously as the paper took on a life of its own, singing with the electricity that flooded the paper. She wasn’t surprised – the energy that Inuzuka exhibited lent itself to that electric nature, she thought. ”Wow,” she said, her only acknowledgment of her own underestimation of Inuzuka. Why no one had done something like this for Inuzuka before, like her own family had done, she wasn’t able to answer – perhaps the Inuzuka didn’t place much value in it.

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  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
  • Coordination: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
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Masahiko stared at the paper before him for a while before reaching out to grab it. He did not seem to pay much attention to the results of his teammate. With the paper in hand, he simply closed his eyes for a moment. A gentle breeze caressed his face, bringing memories to his mind...

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A young boy and a middle-aged man lay huddled together by a fire in a cave while thunder and wind shook the earth outside. "Such a terrifying storm... even the carriage was toppled. And that poor horse... Father, what of the supplies? Surely they're ruined by now, what will we do for the people in that little village..." The boy shivered as he spoke, moving closer to the fire. The man looked at the boy with a gentle smile, "Relax, Masahiko. It was mostly just some extra food I brought along that was lost. I always keep important things close by." As he spoke he raised a rugged sack for the boy to see. "Try to get some rest now, we have a long day ahead of us tomorrow." The boy released some of his tension upon hearing his father's words. If the medicine was all lost that would truly be too tragic...

Not long after the boy opened his eyes to the sound of chirping birds. The light of dawn peeked its way into the cave and blinded him for a moment. The boy scrunched his eyes and looked around, not seeing his father anywhere. He slowly rose to his feet before heading outside, and upon seeing what lay before him his whole body froze. On the ground lay broken, ruined trees and all manner of debris... yet above them were cherry blossoms, thousands upon thousands of them, dancing in the air. Beauty and destruction mixed together freely making the sight even more awe-inspiring. A few yards in front of him stood his father, bathing in the view of it all. Not even noticing his son had awoken, he murmured words to himself.

"In the third month of autumn it blows down the leaves,
It can open up the second month's flowers.
On the river, waves of a thousand feet,
Among the bamboo, ten thousand dry and slanting..." The man sighed, "Truly, the Dao of the Wind is all-encompassing..."

The words made the boy ponder for a moment. The poem was not something he had ever read, and he had read all the famous works of the land several times already. "Dao of the Wind? Father, what does that mean?" The man looked back at his son with that same gentle smile, "Ah, just something I heard once from a foreigner... We traveled together for a short time and he would often lecture on such profound things." The man looked back into the sky, this time seeming to reminisce while chuckling to himself. "Hahaha that man was so old he looked like he would keel over any moment. Apparently he was wanted by Sunagakure for some nonsense reason, but when those Sand shinobi showed up to apprehend him they couldn't even touch him! Every step he took carried the wind with it and he danced around those 'elite warriors' like they were children, grabbing the masks off their face one by one without them touching him once. Then he clapped his palms together... and he was gone. It was like his body just... merged with the wind. He used to muse on and on about something called the 'one with the wind stage', I just took it as the ramblings of an elderly man... But, hahaha, the looks on those shinobi's faces... Absolutely priceless." The man beamed and laughed as he spoke before turning back to his son. "Medicine is not unlike the wind... it can bring life, and it can bring destruction. Only with extensive knowledge and trained application can you achieve the results you desire..." The man paused for a moment before continuing, "Alright alright, enough of that. I'll tell you more about that foreigner later. We're not too far from the village. After that storm, I'm sure they are even more in need of us... Old Man Shi is relying on us, hurry and grab our things."

The boy was in a dazed state hearing his father tell him about the foreigner. His final words shook him out of it. He nodded and responded, "Yes father!" before scurrying off back to the cave... but his mind was still preoccupied with imagining such a scene.

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The paper Masahiko was holding was suddenly sliced into two pieces. He opened his eyes and stared at the scrap still in his hands. The Dao of the Wind...

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Constitution: Proficient
Stamina: Proficient
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill - Taijutsu: Average
Ranged Skill - Ninjutsu: Average
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Kumade's affinity leaned towards lightning, a powerful yet erratic element. Now, will he develop his skills in utilizing elemental ninjutsu or not Ken asked himself, as many Inuzuka the adult shinobi had met in times past did not. But then truly, for a brief moment, Ken's eyes glimmered with excitement when Masahiko's piece was cleft in twain by the wind itself. Sensei had spent a good portion of his life dedicated to the art of wind release ninjutsu, and now he had a student that fell within his domain of expertise.

"Now then.." Ken said as looked above to the high sun. He then raised the clone seal, and after a poof of smoke, an exact copy of the teacher stood beside the original. The two gave each other a glance and a subtle nod before one flickered out of the arena. Then the sensei looked back to his students, thinking back to each of their graduation ceremonies. None of them had ever been in his class, and this caused Ken to ponder in recent days the motives behind Kage Ikari's decision to form this squad. He wanted to believe it was to create a well rounded versatile squad, but Ken had a hard time believing that, instead opting to believe that the Kage had grouped the outcast of Suna together. Still, he wondered how they would grow under his watch and guidance, and where their paths would lead them.

"You three have all become genin, although what your academy directors didn't inform you of is that this is probationary. Every graduating student is tested further to weed out those unfit for the life of a shinobi." The sensei said with a formal yet strict tone as he pulled out a single Ryo from one of his pouches and held it up for the students to see. "For your test to solidify your position as a genin, I will wait outside the arena and this coin must be brought to me." Ken's tone slowly became darker. "But as you can tell there is only one coin and three of you. By orders of the Kazekage, you three are permitted to use any means necessary to accomplish the task, even murder." As he heavily emphasized his last word, he flipped the coin into the air and flickered away. It landed on the floor of the arena, heads up, causing a tiny cloud of dust to kick up around it, followed by an eerie silence that consumed the room.
SP [Original]: 42.5/50
SP [Clone]: 42.5/50

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-Shadow Clone Jutsu x1: -15 SP
[Shadow Clone Exited]

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Kumade watched as his sensei flipped the coin into the air, his eyes following the coin closely. Did he say murder? a slight panic welled up in his chest, killing was part of being a shinobi, but killing one's squadmates? The thought of killing any of the other two was repulsive to him, he didn't know Masahiko, and he didn't really like Harusame, But killing them? Was being a shinobi worth that? Why was he a shinobi in the first place? His thoughts flashed to his father, a stoic and proud Konoha shinobi. Kumade himself had mixed feelings about Konoha "Loyalty". Images of Kimaru as a newborn sprang into his mind. Calm down, all that matters is protecting Kimaru, and training her to be the best ninken she can be, it's what she was born to do. Think about his statement rationally, it was either the truth or a lie. Sunakagure was hit hardest by the war, they lost more people than anyone else, so why would they be so quick to kill off potential recruits? Though this type of test was not unheard of, If it's a trick than killing someone would be a mistake, as would be giving up... Kumade could feel Kimaru sit closer next to him, her whole body tense.

If it's the truth... then killing would be a last resort, only used to protect myself or Kimaru. The option doesn't make it required, besides, the other two don't deserve it, they can always take the test again next year Kumade thought to himself, watching the coin flip up into the air, high above his sensei. Killing is less favorable whether it's a lie or the truth.

The coin fell back towards the earth, as it came to eye level he noticed his sensei had vanished. He knelt down onto the sad before whispering "No killing" to Kimaru just as the coin planted itself in the sand where his sensei previously stood. The ninken shifted into a crouched position in response, Kumade matching her stance, crouched on all fours.

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Strength: Average Minor Advantage (Proficient minor advanrtage: Taijutsu)
Constitution: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
Stamina: Masterful
Reflex: Average (Minor Advantage)
Coordination: Proficiant
Wisom Average

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Ninjutsu
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Kuchiyose
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Kumade's Color B18904

Kimaru

Attributes
  • Strength: Proficient
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient
  • Coordination: Proficient
  • Wisdom: Proficient
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 Post subject: Re: A Day's Training
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Koganekawa’s nature revealed itself at last, his paper shearing in half, signifying Fūton. It was somewhat fitting of Koganekawa, Haru felt. He, at least, seemed as though he fit right into this sandy hellscape that her ancestral allies called a homeland. ”Congratulations Koganekawa,” she said quietly. Sensei finally spoke up, stirring from a brief moment of introspection that he had fallen into. He laid out the parameters for their first task – an impromptu pop quiz. Only one of them could succeed - the rest would be sent back to the academy.

If any of them lived.

It seemed as though they were allowed to use even murder to succeed, if they had to. This was what she had dreamed of all her life. Could she handle the reproachful looks, the disappointed comments, being in the academy at the age of sixteen? Sixteen was practically retired for shinobi. She couldn’t. She wouldn’t. She would almost rather die than lose here.

Inuzuka assumed what she could only assume was his battle stance – crouched on all fours with his dog. Harusame made a quick motion and had, nearly instantly, a shuriken in her left hand and a kunai in her right. The left hand released the shuriken towards Inuzuka’s right eye. Immediately after her right hand flicked the kunai out towards the coin that their sensei had left – but this was no ordinary blade. Wrapped around the handle – clear as day to anyone that looked – was an explosive tag. The kunai thudded into the sand inches away from where the coin had fallen. She began to back away from both Inuzuka and Koganekawa, hoping to create something like an isosceles triangle that put the two of them closer to each other than to her.

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[Ambidexterity]
[Quick-Draw])

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  • Constitution: Average
  • Stamina: Proficient
  • Reflex: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu) (Major Advantage Ninjutsu Aiming.)
  • Coordination: Proficient (Masterful Taijutsu)
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