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    Bitter Memories (Nariko)

    Akame
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    Post by Akame on Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:00 pm

    A single figure stood at the top of a waterfall that cascaded down into a lake, one of the primary locations within Kumogakure's second training grounds. The figure was obviously female, with long black hair blowing lazily in the wind as red eyes stared out across the lake towards the horizon. It was a somewhat cloudy day, the sun being obstructed more often than not as it floated lazily across the sky. The time was only around nine in the morning, but Akame hadn't done any training yet. No, she had been here at the top of the waterfall reminiscing about times gone by from her genin years.

    She was dressed lightly, wearing only skintight black shorts that reached halfway down her thighs along with her shinobi sandals on her lower body with a short sleeve, forest green shirt with a deep v-neck covering her body. Underneath this she had on a compression strap as well as snugly wrapped gauze to help keep her sizable bust manageable while training. Around her waist was a belt with a single katana strapped on her left hip, the sheathe wrapped in gauze. Finger-less black gloves covered her hands, with her arms folded under her breasts as she examined the environment.

    This had been a favorite spot to train for one of her original squad mates, Nia Inazuma. She had been a lively soul, and had shown promise with both suiton and raiton despite her inexperience. This was one of her favorite places to train due to all the water. It gave her the ability to play around with ideas and test them out at full power without exerting herself too much in the process. Akame remembered watching her figure out various jutsu and creating a couple of her own. She remembered sparring on the surface of the lake to build chakra control and endurance, usually getting her ass handed to her by Nia due to the environment. These memories clouded Akame's typically beautiful red orbs, taking away some of their shine.

    The memories were bittersweet, as they reminded Akame of the good times she had as a shinobi when she first began. And then she remembered everything else. Returning to the village covered in their blood, being unsure of how exactly they were killed but knowing that she did it and with what ability. She stood there in silence for another ten minutes, reminiscing the good times and the bad. Akame finally moved after this little bit of time, moving towards the waterfall's edge. The jonin picked a spot where not much water was flowing down near the edge and hopped down. She was coordinated enough to be able to hop from one ledge to another as she made her way down to the surface of the lake where she would coat her feet in chakra and walk further out onto its surface. Once she was in the middle she would halt with her arms at her sides, staring down onto the surface of the lake.

    Deliberately she would draw her blade from its sheathe and take a simple stance. She had both hands on the hilt of her sword, bringing it level with her face on her right side with the edge facing the sky and the point facing forward. The blade was perfectly parallel to the surface of the lake, her body twisted so her left leg was her forward leg. With knees slightly bent, Akame would take a deep breath before pivoting on her front leg and bringing her rear leg up. The blade flicked in her wrists and came around in a horizontal slash before snapping around to cut her imaginary target from hip to shoulder. She would continue basic motions such as this, practicing her footwork and technique more slowly than she was actually capable of doing. This was just going through the motions, her warm up before getting serious. In reality, she was doing this because it was the same warm up she had done when her first squad trained here so many years ago. If left uninterrupted, Akame would likely continue these motions for quite a few minutes.


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    Character Name: Akame Sasumi
    Experience:  0/4200
    Renown: 3000
    Ryo: 0
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: C
    • Stamina: B+ (wealthy)
    • Speed: C
    • Coordination: A
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: B


    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 2
    • Technique: 0
    • Destiny: 1

    Link to Character Updates: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t219-tsuyo-s-updates#1371






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    Post by Nariko on Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:06 pm

    Part of what set Nariko apart from her two predecessors was her activeness outside the office, the vested interest she took in ensuring that everything was going well not just on paper, but with training as well. Nariko took a more hands on approach to making sure that her shinobi were being trained well enough by periodically visiting the training grounds herself to watch and occasionally find someone to test in a fight. At heart, even though she'd been the Raikage for a few months now, she still viewed herself as just another of the Jounin, and knew that she needed to keep up her own combat prowess as well, otherwise she wouldn't be nearly as effective in a fight as she could be.

    It was to that effect that she found herself monitoring the training grounds, keeping an eye out for anyone of high potential. In such a sweep, she had spotted Akame, practicing her stances, going through the motions of a warm up. Normally, she would have simply walked on, continuing to look for something that was a bit more intensive, so as to keep herself at peak performance, but she actually knew who Akame was.

    Akame being one of the younger Jounin around, Nariko had very specifically known about her, as she was apparently an exceptional Jounin. She would have never promoted someone to Jounin at that age, and would have preferred if they'd waited a couple more years for that, but that was a personal thing. With the mind and body still developing, and the chemical imbalances that puberty brought, along with cognitive understanding still being brought about, Nariko didn't think that children should ever become Jounin, regardless of their talent and prowess.

    That wasn't to deny that the girl was talented. By merits of her record alone, the girl was a prodigy, and extremely gifted. It was just the sort of thing that Nariko was looking for. She needed powerful Jounin, a cut above the rest, and there was nothing like a prodigy to fit that mold. She was moving through her motions slowly, but Nariko could see that was done deliberately, rather than as full display of her capabilities.

    The Raikage was a woman of about 5'4" in stature, and an average and healthy 130 pounds, something most wouldn't have expected for someone of her rank. A lot of people thought it strange that she wasn't some 6 feet tall, thin as a rail, considering they expected someone as important as the Raikage to basically be a model, so far above them. To most, it was weird that such an average girl, not unattractive, but nothing special, was in charge of the nation. Her hair was pulled back into a ponytail as usual, headband secure on her forehead. The standard Jounin outfit adorned her body, with the Raikage hat hanging around her neck, splayed out on her back.

    Approaching Akame, she stepped onto the water, assuming the Jounin didn't give her a vibe of not wanting to be disturbed. Should she appear fine with the approach, Nariko would speak. "I don't believe we've had the pleasure of meeting yet Akame. I'm the Raikage, Nariko Mizushima, as you may know. I was hoping you'd be fine with me testing out your abilities first hand? I want to get a feel for my Jounin's capabilities." she asked, introducing herself to the younger girl. Akame was around Sakata's age, which she felt an appropriate age for someone to be considered for a Jounin role, as that was only a few years younger than she herself was, and she was the Raikage after all. At least at 16, some level of maturity was to be expected.


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    Character Name: Nariko Mizushima
    Spendable Experience: 2075
    Total Experience: 6050
    Renown: 3500
    Ryo: 2,785,000
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: B
    • Stamina: A
    • Speed: B+
    • Coordination: B
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: A

    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 1
    • Technique: 1
    • Destiny: 1

    Link to Character Updates: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t608-mizushima-nariko-updates
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    Post by Akame on Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:24 pm

    Swing right, across the body. Left hip to right shoulder, right shoulder to right hip... Akame thought to herself as she continued her practice on the surface of the water. After the last movement, she wheeled around as if to strike at a second opponent. When she did so is when the jonin caught sight of Nariko, the Third Raikage. Without hesitation Akame's sword would flip and slide soundlessly into its sheathe as the highest ranking shinobi in the village approached Akame. Even before Nariko began speaking, Akame would dip into a deep bow meant to signify respect. She would hold the bow for a few seconds before righting herself and standing at attention.

    The Raikage introduced herself and called Akame by name, meaning Nariko already knew who she was. Was that a good thing or a bad thing? Akame didn't know really, but the second part of her statement surprised her a little. The Raikage wanted to test her, just to see what her jonin could do? Akame hadn't been exposed to anything like that before from a senior ranking officer before. There had always been a goal behind such a test when she was going through the lower ranks of the shinobi forces. Even now she was only a junior in terms of superiority among jonin, surely there were some better suited to be the Raikage's toy.

    Akame didn't voice any of these initial thoughts, instead keeping her expression calm and collected in the face of authority. After a couple seconds to process the request, Akame would nod once in affirmation followed by a vocal confirmation. "Of course, lady Raikage. I would be more than happy to fulfill your request." Akame didn't know much of the Raikage, only her name and visage, so upon her acceptance she would do a quick once over of the Raikage to see if she had any weapons on her person. When she didn't find any, Akame's face drew down slightly in concern.

    "Pardon me for questioning, but did you intend for this to be a contest of taijutsu? I'm afraid I will be of little comparison to others who share my rank in that field. I've spent most of my time honing my skill with a blade," she finished. The jonin got a feeling that Nariko was going to brush such details aside and continue with the idea for the test. Akame would continue speaking after a brief pause. "But if that's not an issue, then I'll be ready to begin momentarily." She buried her memories for now, knowing there would be plenty of time to dwell on things that could not be helped later. The Raikage's wishes were a more important matter than simple things such as memories.

    Assuming it was fine with Nariko, Akame would take a few steps back to increase the distance between the two to three meters and would then unfasten her sword from her belt and unwind the cloth from the sheathe. With that same cloth she would tightly wrap it around the guard of the katana as well as the sheathe and hilt so as to secure the sheathe to the blade and make it usable for a spar. She had no desire to injure the Raikage, if that was possible, even by accident. The jonin would drop the blade to her side, red eyes burying themselves in Nariko's own. For the first time in awhile, the buzz of anticipation reverberated throughout her body. Akame's body twisted to the side and shifted to place her left foot forward with her left hand coming up in front of her, fingers splayed and palm facing Nariko. A smaller target was harder to hit, after all. Her right hand brought the blade up into a similar position as it had been when she began her practice a few minutes beforehand, the last few inches of the sheathed blade extending over her hand as she rested it on her fingertips.

    "Ready."




    Notes: Forgot to list Senjutsu pool. Currently at 20/40 points


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    Character Name: Akame Sasumi
    Experience:  0/4200
    Renown: 3000
    Ryo: 0
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: C
    • Stamina: B+ (wealthy)
    • Speed: C
    • Coordination: A
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: B


    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 2
    • Technique: 0
    • Destiny: 1

    Link to Character Updates: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t219-tsuyo-s-updates#1371






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    Post by Nariko on Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:59 am

    "No, go ahead and use whatever you like. Taijutsu, Ninjutsu, Bukijutsu, what have you. This is a test of skill, as I said. But we can open up with close quarters combat, that's fine. Feel free to go all out." Nariko said, forming the Ram, Snake, and Tiger seals. She was fairly relaxed about it, and moved her hands at a speed even an academy student would have been able to replicate. They all knew what the hand signs were for, Nariko utilizing the basic Clone Technique. Nobody really knew it, but Nariko wasn't necessarily a very strong or exceptional Jounin when compared to some of the others, but when it came down to what separated her from the rest, it was her dedication to mastering the basics.

    Nariko was one of the few Jounin around, and probably the only of the Kage, who still utilized the Academy techiques on a regular basis, let alone in her fighting style as a whole. Other than the Tree and Water walking techniques, of course, as those were the most utilized ones.

    The clones appeared behind her, nearly touching each other and barely away from her as well, the three Nariko's in a tight triangular formation. She waited as Akame fastened her sheathe to the blade, securing it with a cloth wrap. Smiling to herself, she was pleased, as that meant Akame more than likely wouldn't bother holding back, as her blade wasn't going to do any cutting damage. Even if they didn't mean to, a lot of people held back when practicing with live blades, as part of them acknowledged that death and maiming wasn't the goal in a spar.

    When Akame took her stance and confirmed that she was ready, Nariko took up a stance of her own, the basic and well known Arhat Fist style, one of the more common shinobi Taijutsu styles around. Her two clones mimicked her movements behind her at the exact same time, as if they were all one single being. The only difference between Nariko and them was that they weren't real, and thus didn't have shadows. Still, the goal with them was to be distractions, to constantly keep her opponent's focus split with a relatively low chakra cost, since she could continue to create more as they got destroyed.

    Her focus on Akame, Nariko's troupe would move in, the three of her moving in such a close proximity it was as if Nariko had an after image of an after image. They all stutter stepped a little, moving in a very erratic manner for a moment as Nariko swapped positions in an attempt to confuse Akame. She knew that it was likely the trick would be noticed immediately, as all someone had to do to figure out who was real was look for the shadow, but that was fine.

    She dashed forward, now on the far right of the 3 clones [from Akame's point of view] who were completely in a line now. As she approached, they all drew back as if to punch, and Nariko and one of the clones faltered in their step as the middle one burst forward towards Akame, poofing into a cloud of smoke. Nariko would leap into the air with the cover of smoke from the clone, and aim to body flicker behind Akame, back turned to her, and drive her elbow into the Jounin's back with her full force, using the pivot to help generate force and speed. It was a simple way to open up, but also a show of experience using these techniques.

    -1 Clone Technique
    -3 Arhat Fist
    -5 Body Flicker
    Stamina:151/160

    Strength: D -> C [Arhat]
    Constitution: B
    Stamina: A
    Speed: B -> A [Body Flicker]
    Coordination: B
    Intelligence: B
    Perception: B


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    Character Name: Nariko Mizushima
    Spendable Experience: 2075
    Total Experience: 6050
    Renown: 3500
    Ryo: 2,785,000
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: B
    • Stamina: A
    • Speed: B+
    • Coordination: B
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: A

    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 1
    • Technique: 1
    • Destiny: 1

    Link to Character Updates: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t608-mizushima-nariko-updates
    Link to Character Application: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t602-mizushima-nariko
    Link to Known Techniques:
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    Post by Akame on Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:59 pm

    The Raikage was more than accommodating, telling Akame to utilize more than just physical prowess if she wanted to. Akame wouldn't say anything special to those parameters and would continue with her stance, eyeing Nariko as she created her two clones. They looked to be the basic academy styles clones judging by the hand seals used, Akame recognizing them just as any jonin rightfully should. Okay, glad to see you're down to earth, Akame thought to herself. Nariko's thoughts on the subject would be correct and in line with her own. Not many shinobi higher than a chuunin utilized the basic clone techniques on anything that could be considered a regular basis.

    The usage of clones gave Akame an idea, dwelling briefly on it as the pause before combat ended. Nariko and her clones moved quickly right off the bat, though not so fast that Akame couldn't keep good track of who was who. When the real Nariko was one of the two who stayed back, Akame would begin to focus chakra. The Raikage increased her speed to get behind Akame to try and strike her with an elbow using the smoke as a cover. Akame caught the movement, but only just, as it was on the edge of her capacity to really track people without getting serious about it.

    Nariko's elbow would be met be a clone of Akame's own poofing into existence without the use of a single seal. The difference is that this clone was entirely corporeal, at least for a couple seconds or so. The sheathed blade was raised in a vertical block to protect her torso with it not mattering whether it was fully successful or not. The clone was meant to serve one purpose, its unstable existence disappearing after Nariko's elbow was halted. Akame wouldn't be standing still during this, the jonin whipping around in a clockwise spin. Her left hand slid down the sheathe halfway with the palm on the back of the sheathe. She pushed with this hand, pivoting on her rear leg so as to slash at Nariko just before the clone ceased to exist.

    Once it poofed, Akame would be halfway through her quick maneuver. The sheathed blade came rocketing through the air, Akame intending to "cut" at her liver in what would be a lethal blow without the sheathe. The clone Akame created dispersed as she pivoted into her half-sword blow, leaving Nariko with her own cloud of smoke to deal with at a much closer range. The two kunoichi had similar trains of thought it appeared, each utilizing a variation of a clone technique as their first action. The coincidence certainly intrigued Akame, that was for sure.

    This initial strike was followed by Akame thrusting her left hand up and pushing with her right, now clasping the sheathe. She intended to bring the bottom part of the sheathe into Nariko's solar plexus to rob her of her wind. Akame expected those to be the only blows she could reasonably land on her without overextending herself considering Nariko's superior rank. As such, Akame would pounce back a couple meters to put some more distance between herself and the Raikage. Akame slid seamlessly back into the stance she had assumed before, once again eyeing the Raikage. She said nothing, awaiting Nariko's response to her counter as patiently as she had awaited the Raikage's first attack.






    The Stuff:

    UA used:
    Spoiler:
    Elite Swordswoman: Akame's Coordination is counted as one tier higher while using Kenjutsu. Her Intelligence is counted as one tier lower for her Fuuinjutsu.


    Used-

    Quick Clone x1- 0.5

    Dance of the War Demon- 1 (Not using Coordination boost)

    Stamina used: 1.5/120


    Stats:

    Strength: D -> D++
    Constitution: D
    Stamina: B
    Speed: C
    Coordination: B -> A
    Intelligence: B
    Perception: B


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    Character Name: Akame Sasumi
    Experience:  0/4200
    Renown: 3000
    Ryo: 0
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: C
    • Stamina: B+ (wealthy)
    • Speed: C
    • Coordination: A
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: B


    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 2
    • Technique: 0
    • Destiny: 1

    Link to Character Updates: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t219-tsuyo-s-updates#1371






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    Post by Nariko on Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:43 am

    Interestingly enough, Akame seemed to make clones without hand seals. She still smashed through it, and it poofed, as Nariko was not particularly expecting the fast clone. That was good, a simple surprise could catch someone off guard, and that was definitely needed from one of her Jounin. The sheathe was already moving towards her, and Nariko quickly formed a single hand seal with one of her hands, her body hiding the seal and her hand for a surprise of her own. The way her elbow had come in lended to the deception, as well as it being uncommon for people to make hand seals with a single hand. Poofing into a cloud of smoke, the sheathed blade would find nothing through the smoke.

    Nariko had turned herself into a cat. Her thoughts were that perhaps Akame would mistake her for having sent a clone from the academy technique, having connected with nothing, and the cloud of smoke from the Henge could have been mistaken for having poofed the clone herself as well. To complete the ruse, Nariko sent the remaining clone charging towards Akame, fist raised for a strike.

    With the smoke still covering her gray tabby form, Nariko leapt up and towards Akame, ending the henge jutsu, and launching a kick towards her side, aimed to launch her away with a swift surprise attack that might have seemed to come from nowhere. The Henge Jutsu was another of the Academy techniques that were rarely used in combat, but Nariko had utilized with great efficiency for many years.

    She had to admit though, Akame was fairly skilled. She reacted fast enough, and could obviously track her movements at least a little bit. That was basically the bare minimum she expected of a Jounin, as her own physical abilities weren't anything impressive by Jounin standards. Nariko herself wasn't really all that powerful of a Jounin without the use of techniques to assist her, so there wasn't much that set her apart from other Jounin during a match.

    Beyond that, she was only proficient in Taijutsu, but wasn't a master of it by any stretch. She could tell that against a master swordswoman who dedicated her time to mastering the blade, her Taijutsu probably wouldn't hold up well. Nariko was much more of a Ninjutsu user, her chakra reserves more than enough to compensate for that. Her real claim to fame was her immense reserves of chakra. Even though she utilized the basics, she was a master ninjutsu user, and could probably have opened up with an overwhelming amount of jutsu, but that wouldn't have tested Akame's skills at all.

    Used: Henge No Jutsu
    Arhat Fist

    OOC: Sorry for the wait, and sorry for the quality, I'm at work on my phone.


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    Character Name: Nariko Mizushima
    Spendable Experience: 2075
    Total Experience: 6050
    Renown: 3500
    Ryo: 2,785,000
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: B
    • Stamina: A
    • Speed: B+
    • Coordination: B
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: A

    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 1
    • Technique: 1
    • Destiny: 1

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    Post by Akame on Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:14 pm

    Akame's clone successfully blocked the blow, letting out a short grunt from the impact before dispersing. The sound of flesh on sheathe was unmistakable to the jonin too. There was no doubt, this was the real Nariko. It was with this thought in mind that Akame would not waver when Nariko utilized the transformation technique. Rather, she intended to utilize that to her full advantage. Still utilizing the common half-swording technique where she has one hand clasping the blade halfway down to use the sword more like a sharp staff than a blade, Akame would focus chakra in anticipation for Nariko's next move. She ignored the clone behind her completely, focusing in on the fairly limited options as to where she could be.

    Nariko reappeared to try for a kick at Akame's side, the jonin reacting more than swiftly enough to block the blow. The jonin shifted her blade to intercept in a similar manner to her clone earlier, a vertical block meant to halt the kick. She braced herself too, hearing how hard the Raikage had hit her clone moments earlier. There was definitely some oomph behind each of those blows. When Akame felt contact, she would utilize her hold on her sword to rotate it underneath Nariko's leg and would simultaneously push up to try and pull the Raikage's leg into the air and force her off balance. Akame would dip down under her leg while doing this, making sure to constantly be pushing up once she had gotten underneath so as to try and force the Raikage into a position where she needed to recover balance before continuing.

    It was during this vulnerable time where the Raikage's leg was being shoved into the air that Akame's planned technique she had gathered chakra for before her block would come into effect. All around Nariko would pop up four clones, three in a triangular position on the surface of the water around the Raikage and one that appeared above Akame. The mid air one was turning clockwise in a barrel roll to bring the sheathed blade down on the knee Nariko had tried to kick Akame with. Akame herself would keep her blade under Nariko's leg to act as a brace against her clone's attack to maximize its effectiveness. The other three clones would dash towards Nariko, closing in on all her free sides from their one meter distance from her to try and deliver a slash at her body somewhere. The clones coming in from the sides attempted criss-crossing diagonal slashes to her body while the clone that formed the point of the triangle performed a vertical slash straight up and down aiming for the Raikage's right shoulder.

    Akame was curious to see if the Raikage could escape this situation with pure physical ability or academy tricks alone. She had effectively cut off all means of escape having one clone attack from above, three from the sides, and then Akame herself blocking the only avenue the clones were not. True, they would only exist for one attack, but that's all they were needed for. Akame would not press her advantage regardless on whether the Raikage managed to escape or had to take a few shots with her surprise attack. Either way, the jonin would push back and away from the Raikage to allow her to recover. As she had planned to do before, Akame would retake the stance she had initially taken after putting a couple meters between the two. The jonin didn't know what Nariko had been expecting, but she hoped she had found what she was looking for. Raikage didn't often personally test shinobi, and Nariko hadn't been kage long enough for Akame to expect any different from her. No, she was still convinced that there was some ulterior motive for this encounter. What exactly that motive was, however, she had no idea.




    The Stuff:

    Used UA: Same



    Techs Used:

    Dance of the War Demon- 1 (Not using Coordination boost)

    Multi-Slash- 6 (Each clone is moving at C++ speed and each has A rank Coordination due to her UA. Other stats are equal to Akame's base stats)


    Stamina used: 8.5/120


    Stats:

    Strength: D -> D++
    Constitution: D
    Stamina: B
    Speed: C
    Coordination: B -> A
    Intelligence: B
    Perception: B


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    Character Name: Akame Sasumi
    Experience:  0/4200
    Renown: 3000
    Ryo: 0
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: C
    • Stamina: B+ (wealthy)
    • Speed: C
    • Coordination: A
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: B


    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 2
    • Technique: 0
    • Destiny: 1

    Link to Character Updates: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t219-tsuyo-s-updates#1371






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    Post by Nariko on Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:36 am

    Of course, you could only get so far only relying on Academy Techniques, and while they were a nice supplement towards her fighting style, Nariko knew that she wasn't going to be able to win a fight with them alone. That said, she found herself in a bit of a predicament at the moment. She'd destroyed a clone, which meant that Akame was at least capable of creating clones to utilize in combat, very fast acting as well. That was fantastic, but Nariko couldn't afford the time to think at the moment, she had Akame to worry about.

    Much like Simon had been, Akame was physically on par with Nariko, something that meant that she was an excellent candidate for a Jounin, and that Nariko had found another person she could rely on in a fight. She could see why this girl was promoted to Jounin at such a young age, as she was more than capable in a fight. Sure, none of them were taking it completely seriously, but at the very least, she was something apart from the average ninja.

    -using precog for the clones-

    As Nariko's leg was forced into the air, she continued using the momentum that had been built up with Akame trying to get under her with the block still connected, and slid her leg off, which actually ended up shifting her knee out of the way of the strike inbound by the clone in the air. Of course, this did put her way off balance, but that was fine. Nariko spun slightly, leaping up off the ground with the one foot that was keeping her planted, and twisted, launching herself into a single spin. As she did so, so built up the momentum for a kick, using the rotational force to kick out at Akame with what was now the back of the leg she had been moments before standing on, landing on the leg that had been shoved into the air.

    While she'd been mid spin, Nariko's left hand had formed the Shadow Clone's seal, forming two clones on her sides to tank the shots from the two that had tried to pincer her, which left her facing the one clone that would have originally been sent to her back. The difference between Nariko's clones and Akame's was apparent though, as Nariko herself wouldn't have been all that wounded by the blow, so neither were the clones, shown by them not dispersing with the strikes hitting their arms.

    Sure, Akame wasn't using her blade, so her damage was mitigated slightly, turned more blunt than cutting, but at the same time, Nariko knew that she didn't have a lot of force behind her strikes to begin with, at least not enough to overcome the difference with her constitution. That left her safe to block the strike as well. Akame's last clone's sheathe came down towards Nariko, who barely shifted her hand into the way in time, catching the sheathe with her hand and shoving the clone away. It, like all the rest, poofed away.

    At that point, Nariko's clones would have engaged Akame to force her back, and assuming they did so, Nariko would spin to face her, dispersing her clones when she had regained a lock on her location. It wasn't smart to lose track of an opponent, and the clones Nariko had made were more to protect her than anything else, but she didn't want them around for the moment, as she liked this little one on one. She'd only use them in response to other clones. She looked over Akame approvingly and smiled.

    OOC: Gotta go to work, would have made this longer otherwise. Stats the same, used Shadow Clones, maintained Arhat Fist. I'll calculate chakra later.


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    Character Name: Nariko Mizushima
    Spendable Experience: 2075
    Total Experience: 6050
    Renown: 3500
    Ryo: 2,785,000
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: B
    • Stamina: A
    • Speed: B+
    • Coordination: B
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: A

    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 1
    • Technique: 1
    • Destiny: 1

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    Link to Known Techniques:
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    Class: A
    Ryo:

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    Post by Akame on Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:39 am

    A light smile broke across Akame's face as the raikage shifted to get her leg off of her blade. With the direction she was going and the multiple attacks to deal with, another kick was probably going to be coming. A simple maneuver brought Akame closer to Nariko by stepping in and penetrating her guard. The sword twisted down and to her side in a vertical block to block the kick that was coming, and with her step into Nariko's guard her block would be placed on the back of Nariko's knee. The clones had served their purpose, distracting Nariko enough that Akame could create an opening. Nariko's kick hit Akame's sword, the jonin planning on using Nariko's own momentum against her to force her to bend her leg using the sheathed blade as the pivot point it would bend around. She made sure to push herself to aid in ensuring at least a slight bend. The raikage's position was unbalanced which helped Akame at this range.

    Her left hand stopped grasping the sheathe to allow Akame to snap this arm around Nariko's lower leg with her sword buried in the back of her knee still. While not particularly talented at taijutsu, Akame had gone through the basic courses at the academy and still practiced the skill occasionally. It was useful to know how to use it in the right situations in conjunction with her kenjutsu, such as this one. She twisted and pushed down into the raikage's leg, intent on yanking her off her feet in her precarious situation and then slamming her into the surface of the water. Should this be successful, Akame would keep her grasp on Nariko's leg and would move her katana to place the point on Nariko's back. She was claiming victory in their first bout, barring an extraordinary counter from the raikage.

    Should the clones Nariko made not move to attack Akame, the jonin would pull her katana back and release the leg after a couple seconds at which point she would offer a hand to the raikage to assist her in climbing out of the water. A brief thought about how odd that sentence sounded flashed through Akame's head, but then she remembered that shinobi do far more odd shit than climb out of water. Whether Nariko accepted the help or not mattered little to Akame, as she would say the same thing to her either way.

    "You're quite skilled Lady Raikage, I don't think that I would want to run into you in the field as an enemy." Akame wasn't lying either when she spoke that compliment. In their brief exchange, Nariko had demonstrated strength, perception, and good reasoning on par with Akame's own. Where Nariko excelled in raw speed, she excelled in reaction speed and overall fluidity in combat. It would certainly be a difficult fight if she was serious, of that she was sure, especially due to her status as raikage. There was a good possibility that Nariko could do far more than Akame knew about that made her raw physical prowess meaningless. Akame wouldn't mention a second round, being unsure of how much Nariko had wanted to test her. Should she desire another round however, Akame would not decline the offer. This was helping her keep her mind off bad memories so she couldn't really complain too much about the sudden spar.




    the stuff:


    Ua used: Same

    Techs used: Dance of the War Demon 1 (No Coord boost)

    Stats: The same

    Stamina used: 9.5/120


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    Character Name: Akame Sasumi
    Experience:  0/4200
    Renown: 3000
    Ryo: 0
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: C
    • Stamina: B+ (wealthy)
    • Speed: C
    • Coordination: A
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: B


    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 2
    • Technique: 0
    • Destiny: 1

    Link to Character Updates: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t219-tsuyo-s-updates#1371






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    Post by Nariko on Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:11 am

    Their skill level in terms of combat was actually quite comparable. Where Nariko had certain advantages, Akame had others. Since the difference wasn't all that great, Akame was actually the one who was in control of the situation, and Nariko certainly didn't mind giving her the win in terms of physicality. As she found herself submerged in the water, she released her clones, and Akame released her. Pulling herself out of the water, Nariko shook herself off a little bit. "You're pretty talented yourself Akame. I'm not a Taijutsu specialist necessarily, but I'm better than the average user. Still, I think we'd both agree, your swordplay is superior."

    Wringing out her hair a little bit, Nariko pondered for a moment her next moments. She was moderately interested in seeing what other talents the girl had, as she knew that Kenjutsu wasn't the only thing. "Would you be willing to show me what you can do other than that? Full force. I want a full measure of your abilities, and I'm one of the few people that can safely test Jounin at their most serious in the village."

    If Akame would agree to it, Nariko would step away a few more steps, and then gather her chakra around her. After a moment, the chakra would explode around her a little violently, sheathing her body in an aura of Raiton. She'd start out in LRA Version 1 for the moment, as it was probably enough for whatever Akame was going to open up with. If she was wrong, which would be a pleasant surprise, then she'd be a match for LRA Version 2, which she had yet to use in actual combat, and was itching to try out. Still, it probably wouldn't come to that. "Whenever you're ready."

    Her eyes remained locked on Akame's form, ready for the slightest movement to initiate combat.

    Used -
    LRA Version 1


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    Character Name: Nariko Mizushima
    Spendable Experience: 2075
    Total Experience: 6050
    Renown: 3500
    Ryo: 2,785,000
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: B
    • Stamina: A
    • Speed: B+
    • Coordination: B
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: A

    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 1
    • Technique: 1
    • Destiny: 1

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    Class: A
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    Post by Akame on Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:10 pm

    The raikage was more humble than Akame had been expecting, giving her opinion on their level of skill and giving Akame the edge with her swordplay. The jonin blinked once at the words, a little surprised. Still, the way Nariko spoke made it sound to her like there was more to it than that. "I don't deserve such praise m'lady, but I am gracious for it. A big dinner and a good night's sleep will do wonders for a person," she replied once Nariko was finished with her praise. And it was true, too. She had fallen asleep before seven after stuffing herself on returning from a mission. Half a ham, an entire grilled chicken, half a pound of rice, and a hearty serving of delicious mixed vegetables. She had eaten more in one go before, but as it happened she was extremely tired upon returning. Cooking and eating all of that took most of the energy she had remaining, but she woke up with more than enough energy today.

    The raikage got as much water out of her hair as she could before speaking to Akame again, being very upfront about wanting a second match. She also stipulated that she wanted Akame to be serious and give a full measure of her abilities. The jonin was unsure if that meant with only kenjutsu or with other skills included. "If that is what you would like, m'lady. I have no issues with it," she responded in earnest. Following her acceptance, the raikage would back up a bit while Akame slid into a slightly different position. She kept her sword around waist level with the blade to her right. She was standing straight up, only a slight bend in her knees, and she was cocked with her right leg a foot or so back from her left. A neutral post, one ready to react.

    And then, Nariko did something that surprised even Akame's usually unwavering demeanor. Raiton chakra sparked into existence around the Raikage's form, the jonin recognizing the signature technique of Kumogakure not by sight but by description. While she had never seen it in person before, Akame was highly intelligent and had studied many different techniques. An armor like cloak of raiton chakra surrounding and enhancing the user's body. The jonin's expression changed from surprise back to a calm demeanor after the initial moment of shock wore off. Everything I've got, hm? With this thought in mind, Akame would allow a little bit of the natural chakra she had stored up to flow freely into her lower body. Her leg muscles grew larger and her skin tone changed to a dark and odd tone of gray. The release of energy hit Akame's head like a drug, but she had grown accustomed to this level of power and it did not show on her face. She was using this energy for raw power rather than for creating shields or other nasty things with her body, meaning that the surface of her skin only raised in occasional small spikes.

    As the Raikage began to speak her final words, Akame's knees would bend like she was going to charge and her sword would lift slightly. Perhaps Nariko would be surprised at her jonin not allowing her to finish her words, but she had requested Akame to try harder. Surprising your opponent regularly was a key skill for a shinobi to succeed, so she would execute this skill here for the raikage to see. Akame's focus centered onto the Raikage, her legs preparing for her full speed dash at her village leader.

    However, to Nariko it would likely appear as if Akame had stayed in that pre-launch stance for a second or two. Should she have seen the jonin bending her knees for the charge, this would almost certainly be the case was Akame's hope. And along with this slight delay, a simple genjutsu meant for one purpose and one purpose only, the real Akame would have began her full speed charge. The distance between the two was only a few meters, and the technique Akame had chosen to employ to give an example of her abilities was one of her favorites and one almost nobody knew about. This was because it was primarily an assassination technique and one nobody has survived when Akame was not using a sheathed blade. This technique was Zantetsuken.

    In a movement so fast even the best trackers would have an issue seeing it, Akame would close this distance in a heartbeat with a two-handed horizontal slash aimed for the Raikage's knees. Akame was low for this strike in posture, which would allow her to make her follow-up more easily. Her intention was to rip the footing from Nariko away completely, and she made sure there was more than enough force behind the blow to do so. Even with the lightning shroud she had protecting her, the momentum Akame had and the target's location made this an optimal attack for a non-lethal fight.

    After Zantentsuken was complete, Akame would spin with her left hand in the water to aid in her shifting her momentum. She swiveled to the left, about one meter between the raikage and herself assuming she had lost her footing from the hefty blow. Akame gave her no breathing room, keeping most of her momentum going as she charged and quickly closed this even shorter gap to deliver a strong downwards strike at the raikage in her vulnerable position to drive her into the water. Akame wasn't sure what would happen when the raikage hit the water with all the electricity around her, but it would certainly be interesting to see. Now, Akame would not continue with this attack should the raikage have somehow evaded the first. She was not one to blindly rush in. Plus, she was curious to see what Nariko could do in that enhanced state of hers.





    UA used: Same

    Techs used:

    Nature Clan stage 2 focused on lower body: +1 tier to speed (40/40 pool remaining, used 10 and gained 10)

    Dance of the Blade Queen- 1 (not using the Speed boost)

    Form Two: Unrelenting Assault- 3

    Assassin's Kiss- 3

    Zantetsuken- 10

    Zantetsuken: Delay- 5 Description



    Stats:

    Strength: D -> C+ -> B (Zantet.)
    Constitution: D
    Stamina: B
    Speed: C -> B (Nature) -> A (Kiss) -> S (Zantet.)
    Coordination: B -> A++
    Intelligence: B -> C
    Perception: B



    Stamina used: 31.5/120


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    Character Name: Akame Sasumi
    Experience:  0/4200
    Renown: 3000
    Ryo: 0
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: C
    • Stamina: B+ (wealthy)
    • Speed: C
    • Coordination: A
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: B


    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 2
    • Technique: 0
    • Destiny: 1

    Link to Character Updates: https://gladiusnarutorp.forumotion.com/t219-tsuyo-s-updates#1371






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    Post by Nariko on Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:56 pm

    Nariko watched as Akame took her stance, preparing to defend against her attack, when things didn't add up. Her vision and the sound of water was off, the movement of a rush of air past her. The Raikage slid forward, spinning and throwing up an arm to block the slash as it came down.

    Had the attack come from somewhere else, not on water, perhaps she wouldn't have noticed it. Had Akame been really trying, used a lethal jutsu, perhaps she could have powered through the defense of the LRA to deal enough damage to lethally wound her.

    That said, Nariko had been able to react slightly, but she still knew she had some training to do herself. And Akame would be a phenomenal partner.

    ----- Flash forward to the end of the spar ------

    Nariko was breathing heavily, chest heaving as she and Akame had quite the spar. It wasn't often she could fight someone who could keep up with her, and at the very least make her move around a bunch. The chakra drain on her armor was substantial, still the biggest issue with using it.

    Relinquishing it, she dispersed the jutsu and called the match. "I think you've shown me well enough what you can do." She said, laughing. "Well done." Nariko breathed out and tried to slow her heart beat so that she could stop panting so much.


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    Character Name: Nariko Mizushima
    Spendable Experience: 2075
    Total Experience: 6050
    Renown: 3500
    Ryo: 2,785,000
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: B
    • Stamina: A
    • Speed: B+
    • Coordination: B
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: A

    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 1
    • Technique: 1
    • Destiny: 1

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    Post by Akame on Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:02 pm

    (EDIT: Made an exit)



    Well done, lady Raikage, Akame thought to herself as she blocked the jonin's lightning fast strike. Even with the illusion Nariko had been able to react in time to the strike, a tally in the "good" part of Akame's impression of her village leader. There were few, if any, who had been able to block that strike when it was utilized at full power. None had yet dodged it, that much she was sure of, but to block it still showed incredible skill. Akame would not follow through with her next attack, choosing to back up and take her stance again as the two women locked eyes, the spar finally entering the phase where it was going to get real...



    In Spongebob narrator voice

    A little while later...


    Akame blocked a blow by Nariko, the force sending her sliding back on the surface of the water a few feet before she regained her composure and righted herself for a continuation of the spar. Sweat had beaded on her forehead and she could feel her entire body getting hot with soreness settling in as the lactic acid built up in her muscles. Nariko ceased the famous technique of her village, herself obviously being tired. Akame kept her guard up, unsure on whether she wanted to continue before the raikage expressed her satisfaction at the spar.

    The Blade Queen dropped her sheathed sword and placed it back in her sword belt where it belonged. "Thank you, lady raikage. It's been some time since I've had a spar that lasted that long," she replied, indicating that she too was satisfied with how it had gone. The jonin began to walk over to Nariko while starting to say something else. "I know you're probably busy, but would you like to go get something to eat once w-"

    "Well done, both of you," a praising voice piped up from Akame's three o' clock and Nariko's ten. It was unfamiliar, and Akame hadn't sensed their approach whoever they were. The spar had taken most of her attention, but even still, that this person would manage to sneak up on her was unprecedented in her career as a shinobi. Perhaps she should learn how to utilize the sensory skill soon...

    Akame turned towards the sound of the voice, unsure of whether it was hostile or not, and saw a man climbing up out of the water. He had a sheathe on his left hip and appeared to be middle-aged. Black hair with noticeable amounts of white mixed in and a pair of sunglasses were his defining features, with his clothing being simple in style in that he wore a plain, black kimono. His feet were bare as well, but that was not what drew Akame's attention. No, what drew her attention was the katana he had drawn in his hand.

    The blade was as white as snow, with the rest of it being rather simple in design. Despite this simplicity, it was a beautiful weapon that she could tell was of a caliber that could not be found anywhere in this village. The sunlight reflected off of its surface as if it was polished daily, with the edge possessing not even a single nick. "Who are you," Akame asked, her hand sliding to the katana on her hip. Before she could draw her blade however, she felt a familiar technique seize her body in the form of the Temporary Paralysis Technique. Akame attempted to break it but found she was too tired to do so. It didn't help that whoever this man was, his version of the technique was stifling in how much raw power was put into it. It was almost as if he had a source of endless chakra backing up his techniques, as she felt her body struggle with every fiber of its being in vain to loosen the hold. This same technique was directed at Nariko as well in the same amount of power, meant purely to overwhelm and incapacitate.

    A flick of the man's wrist moved the katana ever so slightly as he began to approach from five meters out at a slow pace. This movement would spell the end for Akame as she was taken completely off guard by what transpired next, though she didn't remember anything after. "Sleep..." he said as he got closer to the two of them, the lull of the Temple of Nirvana technique smacking Akame dead in the face. But where were the feathers? They were what caused one to begin to feel tired upon seeing them after all, but here there were no feathers.

    Only that sword. That beautiful, snow white sword...


    When Akame awoke, she was lying on the land next to where the raikage and herself had sparred. How had she gotten here? The last thing she remembered was the man with the white sword, and now she was on the bank. Had he moved them there? Why? Before that question could be answered, she felt it. The burning sensation on her chest. Panicked and still a little groggy, Akame tore open her shirt revealing that her undergarments were completely gone. Under her shirt was only her bare flesh, the jonin exposing herself accidentally to her superior. But there on her chest was a new seal, freshly inscribed and from what she could tell, it was a very intricate seal. Simple in appearance, but she could feel that there was something more to this. "What the... Lady Raikage!"

    Akame looked around and spotted Nariko to her left, lying in a similar position as Akame had been. The jonin crawled over to her kage, regardless on whether she was awake or not yet. "Nariko! Are you okay?" The jonin waited for a response next to her kage, pulling her ripped shirt back over her exposed breasts to make the situation a little less weird than it already was. A cursory scan of the area revealed that the mystery man was nowhere to be found. He had simply popped in and popped out, all to put a seal on the two of them assuming he had done the same to Nariko? That was a little odd in her opinion. She would definitely need to examine it later with some sealing experts from the village to see what type of seal it was, exactly. And afterwards, there would be an investigation. That much was assured.

    Once Nariko confirmed she was alright, Akame would do the necessary things to get the two of them back to the primary village to get the help they needed and stuff.






    We get riggity riggity rekt and then get the lotto bijuus sealed within us, with a seal of your choice or you can use the one that Akame will ultimately have. Idc either way.



    [exit]


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    Character Name: Akame Sasumi
    Experience:  0/4200
    Renown: 3000
    Ryo: 0
    Stats:

    • Strength: C
    • Constitution: C
    • Stamina: B+ (wealthy)
    • Speed: C
    • Coordination: A
    • Intelligence: A
    • Perception: B


    Limit Break Points:

    • Physical: 2
    • Technique: 0
    • Destiny: 1

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