Title: Steel Fortress
Bloodline: Tetsudashi Impervious Armour Stage 3 1,500 EXP total
Element(s): Kōton, Doton
Skill(s): Ninjutsu, Fuuinjutsu, Kenjutsu
EXP: 4,050 plus 1,000 for two skill points and 1,950 for exp debt=7,000-1,500 Bloodline, -5,350 stats= 150 EXP remaining
- Strength: D
- Constitution: B
- Stamina: B
- Speed: B
- Coordination: B
- Intelligence: B
- Perception: C
Field Specialist: A player may be exceptionally better at dealing with NPCs given a specific environment or circumstance. This would mean their rank of effectiveness is increased by one. Doing this will require them to perform worse in a certain environment or circumstance. When he is doing missions in foreign lands his rank counts as one rank higher when determining auto-hit range on NPC. When on Kiri soil, however, it counts as one rank lower when determining auto-hit range on NPC.
Experience Advantage: A player may start with more experience that can be applied to their total. This amount may never be enough to advance into the next class and can always fall short by 1 experience. Doing this will put the player in debt, thus all generated experience must go towards paying off that experience debt before it can be applied anywhere else.
This can also be done if a player only wishes to gain a little more experience at the start. If the player chooses to start with equal or less than 50% experience for their next class requirement only half of the generated experience will go towards this debt. 1,950 EXP
Learning Class Advantage: A player may have access to learning technique one rank above of what their class allows. This early access must result in stunted growth forcing the player to spend an additional 10% experience to advance into the next class. This *can* be stacked with other modifiers (Sensei, Intelligence, etc..)
Ken had a rather quiet life, his family had moved to Kiri when he was quite young so he does not remember much from his homeland. He managed to fit in well with the other children in the village but he always showed a strong leadership being able to get those fighting with each other to calm down. He was one of the calmer people out of everyone at the academy making sure to study and do his best at all times, while he did enjoy playing he also made sure to learn as much as he could. He would finish the academy with rather high marks but not top of the class, what he had that they were impressed with was his ability to lead others, this was a valuable skill that could not be measured by what was taught in books.
As a genin he had been placed on a squad with two others, one was a female named Keira and the other a male named Reiji. The trio were known as the bruiser three due to how strong the three were together. The bloodlines they all possessed made them work well as a team and with Ken showing great leadership in combat they were like a well-oiled machine. It was only a matter of time before they would rise in the ranks, almost anyone at the time could see they were quite superior to most of the genin around. As they grew stronger Ken would learn to control his bloodline more and more he also seemed to have a knack for sealing techniques, this was quite useful being able to create things with his steel release and be able to seal and use it later making him a very effective fighting force. His skill with the blade was also top notch, he was easily one of the best genin in their class as using a blade proving very valuable on missions.
At around fourteen the three had entered the Chuunin exams with a great deal of faith from the village they would do great during the exams. They all managed to do great on the written part of the exam, it was no challenge for the three that were all known to be good at studying. The second part of the exam also went well for them, with the three so good at working as a team they blazed through this and placed in the top three for the genin teams.
It was finally time for the individual battles, sadly both of his teammates had lost to their opponents early on leaving him as the lone representative. He had managed to breeze through the first two rounds as his opponents had a tough time dealing with how sturdy and hard to damage he was. This was when he ran into someone he remembered from his class, this was the one person he felt had been as strong as he was as he would smile at Kotosubo.
As the fight began it had become clear the pair were an even match, both of them possessing a great ability to absorb punishment as they began to put on a show. It was by far the best match of the exams with them being even the entire time, however, in the end, the steel release and Kens experience lead him to victory. He had been older and had prepared a battle plan expecting to face Kotosubo. The fight was so good in the end they had both been made Chuunins off of the battle, he was excited as he had risen in rank.
He was sad however as he was placed into a new squad one that was sent out often on combat missions. His squad was seen as a fighting force for the village of Kiri and he was often gone for weeks or months returning only to rest for a while before the next assignment, this made him lose touch with the people of Kiri he always felt odd being home. As he did this the next several years his team had finally been sent on a very dangerous mission as they had to deal with invading shinobi from one of the minor countries. This was a brutal battle as many lost their lives including all those on his squad except for himself, in the end, he stood on the battlefield alone with his steel spiked through his enemies. He had helped win the war but he had lost everyone around him, to him he had failed as a leader so it was a shock when he was asked to become a Jounin. He tried to tell them he had failed in leading with his squad dying but they would not take no for an answer.
He had proven his worth and they had a special job for him, with his ability to stay alive and survive for long periods of time away from Kiri he had been used as a Jounin to go out on very long missions. He began to see himself gone for half a year at a time or more this was fine with him as it was to help protect the village he loved and prove his usefulness. He one night had received a letter with a high priority mission this would be a very long mission as something was wrong in the world and he was being sent to go around the world and figure out what was going on. He headed off by himself as this was to be done alone, this mission was quite tolling however as he would spend the next five years in a constant battle with rogue shinobi as well as other unexplainable creatures, something was certainly wrong as a plague began to sweep the lands he was in. He was sure someone was behind this, whoever was doing it had affected every nation some so badly they had to leave their own villages in order to survive.
He had finally gathered all the information he could think of and began to head back to Kiri, his long-lost land, he wondered if anyone would even recognize him with him being away for so long. He did not care if they did he had been protecting the village for years and did not care for fanfare or fame even, to him protecting the village like a stalwart wall was what he wanted. To be the pillar of strength and the light in the darkness of this world, he would help protect Kiri and make sure it remained a powerful nation.
Ken can be seen as a stern man, his many years away from the village has forged him into a rather stiff soldier of a man. He is however very considerate to others over his many years of travel he had learned of many different people of the world and learned to accept people for who they are not their bloodline or the stigma it may carry. He tends to try to help others when he can and shows kindness to those weaker than he is, to him it is the reason he chose to fight for so long in the world. To protect those of his nation to save them from suffering as much as he could and to protect his great nation.
In battle he is a general, he has learned in his travels how to command and lead others as well as think ahead of time an opponents methods. This does at times rub people the wrong way as he may order those of equal rank to do something not to be a bully but simply because, in his mind, it is the best option. He also shows no mercy to those considered an enemy of his village, one thing he learned in his travels was never trusting an enemy even in surrender as he learned this lesson the hard way.
For the thought of love life sadly as a soldier and having been gone for so long from the village he has had little chance besides simple one night stands for pleasure to be with a woman. He would not mind having a family but he also feels he must choose the proper woman someone that would make a worthy mother and understand the responsibility of bringing a child into a world like this. He does desire some sort of connection to his home in case he ever is sent out again as he feels this will give him the drive and desire to return home alive once more.
Ken watched the skies as a crack of thunder echoed in the sky, the boat he was on rocking heavily in the winds, he was finally returning home after so long. He had so much information sealed in scrolls to give his kage, he wondered if the old man was still in charge or if he had finally retired, he had a lot of respect for him as he was a strong pillar of strength. He could finally see his homeland appearing over the horizon as the rain continued to fall hard, dripping slowly from his helmet he had crafted using his bloodline. After about an hour he had made his way to the shore, his clothing appeared very tattered as he had traveled the last year to get back to Kiri with little time to get fresh clothing due to the plague. He had made sure to avoid all large cities and even most villages as the outbreak was so widespread.
He would begin to make his way into the village as he could see signs the plague had also devastated this village, many corpses had been covered and were being burned to try to prevent the spread of the vicious disease. He would move closer to some of the bodies as the shinobi would attempt to stop him before he would motion for them to move he knew he had been safe from the plague maybe his bloodline was resistant but he had been through so many areas and had no effect from this.
"I wish you a better life you are now free, let your souls rest in peace and I hope you find happiness in the afterlife."
He would simply bow his head to the bodies and the men around them and walk away, he was an odd man but many could tell he had traveled long and hard. Even his shoes could hardly be called that, the mud on the ground being rather annoying with his damaged footwear as he would focus for a moment forming some metal boots to walk around in. The heavy clank sound of metal could now be heard with each of his steps, he did not care however he simply needed to find out who to give the scrolls to with all the information collected over the last five years.
He would begin to make his way further into the village as he got many stares, his unkempt hair and his current long facial hair made it clear he had been gone from the village for a very long time. He could not wait to take a shower and sleep in a bed, he laughed a bit as he could not remember the last time he felt comfort, still, he had to find out who the kage was with him making his way toward the Kages office. As he got closer guards would step in front of him, they clearly had no idea who he was and the way he looked they were unsure if he was a threat.
"I am here to see the kage, I have been gone the last five years on a kage ordered mission, I have finally returned with the information I was told to collect the name is Tetsudashi Ken. I am sure if you speak with your kage you will find out I am not lying, it has been a long time since I have been in this village so I am unsure who is even in charge of the village anymore."
One of the men looked at Ken and began to look closer before snapping his fingers, he did remember him he was his former genin teammate as he was shocked to see him after such a long time. He knew the name was true as it was just a shock seeing him and in such a rough looking way, Ken had always kept himself well groomed but he could understand being unable to with everything going on in the world.
"It has been a very long time Ken it is I Reiji I can't believe you are still alive I figured you had died when you did not come back after a year from your mission. I am glad you are alive after you are done here we should have a drink, well after you get cleaned up and have a nice night of rest, I am expecting my first child soon. Keira and I had married two years ago, she has retired as a shinobi but I still live the dream."
He laughed a bit those two were always close so it was no surprise they had been married now, he was glad despite this chaotic world happiness was able to be found. He was home once more as he would pat Reiji on the shoulder as the doors opened. He was being allowed to meet the new kage a person he was going to be shocked to meet, he never thought in a hundred years Kotosubo would be the Kage. He was never a political guy so Ken was sure this had been forced on him, he would take a light bow before lifting his head and smiling giving a light wave before he would pull out thirty scrolls and place it on his desk.
"This is all the information I could gather about what was happening in the world, from when I first saw the plague, to the many roving groups of shinobi ransacking small villages and killing anyone because of their lack of having a village anymore. The world is in dire straights, I highly suggest we focus on strengthening the defenses of the village, I have a feeling a great enemy will appear soon, everything I dealt with the last five years tell me so. That is all I have to say if you would not mind I want to return home and clean myself up, five years is gone and the lack of being able to find clothing has been rough. I am glad to see someone I can trust as the Kage, though I never thought you liked politics, so have fun dealing with all of that."
He would simply wave his hand and walk away, returning home as he would begin to shave off the facial air and began to cut his hair. After several hours he was clean once more plopping facedown onto his bed and falling asleep fast. He had not had a good night sleep feeling safe in years, he was glad to be home but he would di this mission again if asked, anything for his village and the land he loved.
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