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 Post subject: Talking To Oneself
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:21 pm 
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A few hours had passed since Arid and Ayane had set off on their trek to the Land of Fire. By this point they had crossed the border into the Land of Rivers, and were making good time. It was a nice segue into Land of Fire territory, gradually transitioning from deserts to grasslands. The heat of Sunagakure had long since faded into a comfortable, cool biome, allowing Arid to take her hood down. However, it was clear that daylight was beginning to grow scarce.

"It's gonna get dark soon," Arid pointed out. "Want to stop for the night? I can set up a camp site, if you want to look around for any kindling or firewood."

She turned her head towards her doppelganger, raising her eyebrow up in question.

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--Stats--
Fighting Styles:
  • Poncho Paragon - "Where's my poncho? I can't exist without my poncho!" ~Arid Azahara
  • Genjutsu Specialist
  • Ninjutsu Expert (Chosen Element: Fire)
  • Taijutsu Expert
  • Sensory Expert
Attributes:
  • Strength: Average (+ Maj Adv., Tai Expert)
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Masterful
  • Reflexes: Masterful (+ Min Adv., Tai Expert)
  • Coordination: Masterful (+ Maj Adv., Nin Expert)
  • Wisdom: Masterful
Elements:
  • Earth Release
  • Wind Release
  • Fire Release
  • Disco Release


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 Post subject: Re: Talking To Oneself
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:51 pm 
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Jutsu List: Desert Suspension, Sand Bullet, Sand binding coffin , Sand Waterfall Burial, Water Release: Water Bullet Techniques, Violent Whirlwind, Earth-Style Wall
Arid mentioned that it was a good time to stop, and Ayane concurred. ”Yeah, it is getting chilly.” She spawned forth a couple doppelgangers of her own and the three of them quickly spread out to the forest, picking up the deadwood that they could find. It was a short time before they returned, a bundle in each arms, and laid the wood down in a pile. The clones dispelled themselves and the real Ayane fixed green eyes on Arid. ”You really do know your shit out here, did you know that? I’ve learned more out in the desert in a few days with you than I did in several weeks on my own.” She was kind of envious of the older girl – same aesthetic, a nicer hair color, and a superior survivalist.

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Strength: Proficient
Constitution: Masterful
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Masterful
Coordination: Proficient
Wisdom: Masterful


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 Post subject: Re: Talking To Oneself
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:17 am 
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The two were in agreement, and work began on setting up an impromptu base of operations for the night. While Ayane and her clones were off collecting firewood and kindling, Arid got to work on the campsite. The team of Ayanes did not take long to return with plenty of fuel for the fire, with Arid having only finished setting up Ayane's tent. There was still a number of things to do before she could relax, though, so she just pointed to a spot for the firewood to be placed until it was time to start a fire.

Ayane turned and spoke, complimenting Arid on her survival skills in the wild. The brunette chuckled, scratching the top of her head. "I guess so, huh?" Arid replied, smiling. "I didn't know you spent weeks on your own, though. That's rough."

She stood up from Ayane's tent, moving to an adjacent spot to begin setting up her own. "I learned everything from my dad. My parents ran a textile shop back home, and papa was constantly running orders across the continent. He would take me on trips all the time, teaching me things as we'd go..." Arid paused. "He used to tell me that people from other countries were my enemies, that they would manipulate me, and that they shouldn't be trusted. It didn't make sense to me at first, but seeing how things have played out thus far.... seems pretty truthful to me."

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--Stats--
Fighting Styles:
  • Poncho Paragon - "Where's my poncho? I can't exist without my poncho!" ~Arid Azahara
  • Genjutsu Specialist
  • Ninjutsu Expert (Chosen Element: Fire)
  • Taijutsu Expert
  • Sensory Expert
Attributes:
  • Strength: Average (+ Maj Adv., Tai Expert)
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Masterful
  • Reflexes: Masterful (+ Min Adv., Tai Expert)
  • Coordination: Masterful (+ Maj Adv., Nin Expert)
  • Wisdom: Masterful
Elements:
  • Earth Release
  • Wind Release
  • Fire Release
  • Disco Release


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 Post subject: Re: Talking To Oneself
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:39 am 
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Jutsu List: Desert Suspension, Sand Bullet, Sand binding coffin , Sand Waterfall Burial, Water Release: Water Bullet Techniques, Violent Whirlwind, Earth-Style Wall
Arid responded, and Ayane nodded in confirmation. ”Yeah, a few years back, not long after I graduated to genin.” Her eyes almost unfocused as she thought back to suddenly amnesiac clan mates, that strange feeling that she had gained, the loss of her parents, and the many cold nights spent under the sand, hunting for bugs and whatever else she could find. Thankfully Arid pushed on, talking about her own life, specifically her father and what he had taught her. About survival, and strangers from strange lands. Ayane found it hard to disagree.

”I guess that kinda makes sense… Rei and them, they came from a village we we're allied to.” Instantly, though, her mind was flooded with the Honor of the Kirigakure woman, who had so honorably let her live after her defeat even on the field of battle. And all the Satetsu snakes that had lied to her. ”But, y'know, you'll find people being people everywhere. Maybe our hot climate lends itself lends us to being more truthful than most… Or maybe the life of a textile merchants lends itself to interacting with people who want to get one over you, y'know?”

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Strength: Proficient
Constitution: Masterful
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Masterful
Coordination: Proficient
Wisdom: Masterful


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 Post subject: Re: Talking To Oneself
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:37 am 
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"Stuck in the desert as a genin? That's awful..." Arid replied, hanging a piece of reflective fabric to the back of her tent, facing the center of their campsite. Ayane seemed to be in agreeance, noting that even now, their current situation stems from dangerous shinobi from an allied village attacking Sunagakure. Arid nodded along, finding the two to be much more alike than she had previously thought.

The last part certainly hit home for the brunette, reminding her of times where she would hide in the caravan during dangerous travels to avoid clients using her as leverage. She was young and fair, after all, and couldn't put up much of a fight. "Yeah, being a merchant from Sunagakure definitely had a hand in that. But it doesn't matter anymore," Arid asserted, rolling out her bedroll inside the tent. "They left me a while ago. Right before my first mission with Ty Lee, Kanbe, and Shingen-sensei. It was graduation day at the academy. They never showed up, and when I came home, they had left a note saying that they were off on a trip to meet with an important client."

Arid turned in her place, peering out of the tent's opening at Ayane, a dejected look in her eyes. "They never went on trips together."

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--Stats--
Fighting Styles:
  • Poncho Paragon - "Where's my poncho? I can't exist without my poncho!" ~Arid Azahara
  • Genjutsu Specialist
  • Ninjutsu Expert (Chosen Element: Fire)
  • Taijutsu Expert
  • Sensory Expert
Attributes:
  • Strength: Average (+ Maj Adv., Tai Expert)
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Masterful
  • Reflexes: Masterful (+ Min Adv., Tai Expert)
  • Coordination: Masterful (+ Maj Adv., Nin Expert)
  • Wisdom: Masterful
Elements:
  • Earth Release
  • Wind Release
  • Fire Release
  • Disco Release


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 Post subject: Re: Talking To Oneself
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:18 pm 
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Ayane averted her eyes from the stars and trained them on Arid as she worked towards setting up her tent, her conversation shifting from foreigners to her parents, who had disappeared abruptly. For one inane moment Ayane wondered if her own parents had secretly been textile merchants the whole time, their stories were so similar. But it was washed away by the flood of emotions that Ayane could feel from the woman, the raw pain that she must have been feeling. Ayane's eyes met hers and she wanted desperately to tell her friend that she could understand, that she shared that pain, but when she opened her mouth to speak those words were not what exited her mouth.

”Have you ever thought of tracking them down?”

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Strength: Proficient
Constitution: Masterful
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Masterful
Coordination: Proficient
Wisdom: Masterful


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 Post subject: Re: Talking To Oneself
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:13 am 
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Arid waved her hand, swatting away the thought of seeking her parents out. "There'd be no point. The note was hint enough: my parents either didn't want to be sought out, or they didn't want to leave, and I'd only be tracking down skeletons."

The woman crawled out of her tent, standing and dusting herself off. She put a hand on her hip underneath her long poncho, gesturing towards Ayane with the other. "Ty Lee, Kanbe, Nensho, Shingen, Kyousuke.... even you. You're my family, now." Arid explained, turning her view away from Ayane. "You're all I have, really."

With the tents set up, it was time to build a fire. Things were getting cold, and fast. Arid knelt in the clearing right outside their tents and reached into her pack, retrieving a small fold-able shovel -- about the length of her arm, unfolded. With a quick flick of her wrist, she unfolded the shovel and began to dig a small hole in the ground upwind, leading to a much bigger hole in the center. In this, she filled it with plenty of firewood, twigs, and dry leaves and grass. She turned and pointed to the smaller hole. "This is for ventilation. That way, the fire isn't swallowed up by all the smoke, and it leads about ten to twelve inches to the very bottom of this hole," she explained, pointing to the bigger hole. "That way, you get plenty of oxygen flowing under the flame, and it helps the fire get nice and hot."

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"He sat a few seats down from what looked like a living poncho"
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--Stats--
Fighting Styles:
  • Poncho Paragon - "Where's my poncho? I can't exist without my poncho!" ~Arid Azahara
  • Genjutsu Specialist
  • Ninjutsu Expert (Chosen Element: Fire)
  • Taijutsu Expert
  • Sensory Expert
Attributes:
  • Strength: Average (+ Maj Adv., Tai Expert)
  • Constitution: Masterful
  • Stamina: Masterful
  • Reflexes: Masterful (+ Min Adv., Tai Expert)
  • Coordination: Masterful (+ Maj Adv., Nin Expert)
  • Wisdom: Masterful
Elements:
  • Earth Release
  • Wind Release
  • Fire Release
  • Disco Release


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