Akihiro raised his glance from the sheet of paper he held in his hand to the many students in front of him. For many of them, this would certainly be a nostalgic return to a type of classroom they hadn't seen since their time at the academy. But the ninja life wasn't one of action only, and knowledge was important- none knew that better than Akihiro. He had memorized the list of participants and attributed a face to each name according to the sign-up forms he had received. For privacy reasons, the sign up forms he had been given contained little information other than the name, picture and height and weight of the participants. Akihiro didn't mind this- it was only natural for villages to not want to disclosure their Genin's abilities and he did not need to know this sort of information either way. Not for this test. Akihiro stood behind the teacher's desk waiting for the Genin to arrive. Many were already here, but a few had yet to arrive. Akihiro glanced at the clock on the wall. Five minutes left.
When the 5 minutes passed, the 14 years old Konoha Jonin smiled at the Genin in front of him. "Good morning and welcome to the first phase of the Chuunin Exams hosted by Kumogakure no Sato this year. My name is Akihiro and I shall be guiding you through this first phase. I am sure you're all eager to start, so let me explain how this first test will occur."
The Uchiha placed the sheet with their names on the teacher's desk, behind which he was located. After doing so, he clapped his hands and suddenly a door revealed itself on the wall behind Akihiro. The other door leading to the corridor was closed by a Jonin ninja who stood guard outside. A strange red glow seemed to be coming out of the revealed black door, but Akihiro seemed to pay no mind to it. There were other Chuunin Exams staff members spread throughout the classroom, close to the walls and exits. Next to the black door stood a team of two medic nins.
"The first test is individual. The task is simple and straightforward. I will call each one of you by name. When you hear your name, you must stand up and choose one of two options. Option one, you give up on taking this test and becoming a Chuunin. Option two, you go through this door and face whatever is on the other side. Let me be clear on something, tho. I do not know what you will see on the other side. It is different for every person and we cannot guarantee your safety should you choose to go through. So steel your resolves, and make your choices quickly. If you do not give me an immediate answer upon hearing your name, you will be disqualified. We start now."
Having said that, Akihiro pulled a hat from under the desk. It was turned upside down, and inside there were many pieces of paper. Each one contained a Genin's name.
"Ayana Hiroe." He said, loud and clear. A girl sitting on the back row immediately stood up. "A-already?! Y-yes, I'll go!" Akihiro looked at her, and motioned her to approach. The first participant going into the door wasn't surprising. The Genin must be confident in their skills to join the exam.
"Go in, please. And good luck." He said. The girl nodded. The door opened, the red light glowing stronger as it did, making it impossible to see the inside for anyone not entering. The door closed behind the girl, and that was it.
Akihiro sat on the desk facing the Genin. "You're free to talk with each other and discuss whatever you'd like while other contestants are inside but please remain in your seats. Do note, however, that if anyone succeeds they won't be returning through here and will go somewhere else instead. Once they do, I will call out another name. Failing to respond immediately means you're out, so pay attention to me while discussing with your fellow Genin, for I will not wait for you to be quiet nor will I speak any louder than this."
Having said this, Akihiro pulled a book from under the desk and began reading. Now it was only a matter of waiting.
5 minutes passed. Nothing could be heard from the other side of the door.
Akihiro signaled the medic nins. They opened the door, rushed inside and brought the girl out. She had passed out completely, although she didn't show any wounds or ragged clothes on the outside. It was obvious she had been sweating a lot, and she was foaming at her mouth. For those who were on the far side of the classroom it would be hard to tell whether she was dead or alive, while the ones closer to the body being carried would have doubts. Fact was, she was alive. The first Genin was carried away from the classroom through the door that led to the corridor. As soon as the first two medic nins left, another team of medic nins entered and stood by the door.
Akihiro reached for the hat and pulled another name, despite the looks of shock on most of the classroom's faces. "Ginzo Hiromoto." Akihiro's eyes glanced towards the Genin whose face he'd memorized. He was still in shock, looking at the door through which the girl was carried. By the time he realized the whole classroom and the Jonin were looking at him, it was already too late.
"Disqualified. Hisaji Choki." Akihiro would say, taking another name from the hat.
"W-wait I-" the disqualified Genin was about to get up and protest when a swift hit from a Kumogakure Jonin knocked him out. Afterwards, he was immediately carried out. This process needed to be quick as there were many Genin and Akihiro refused to give them too much time to think. The rules were simple and absolute. There was no working around them. Choices had to be made. Attention needed to paid.
Hisaji answered as the other Genin was knocked out, and proceeded through the door just like the first girl.
And so the first phase of the Chuunin Exams proceeded, and as the candidates were called one by one some didn't come back while others were carried away in a sorry state. One was even violently expelled out through the black door back into the classroom. What was on the other side?
Important OOC information:
You can use this thread to role-play the discussion part of the exam while you're all still in the classroom. This is a good opportunity to role-play with each other, get to know each other, and gain some last minute exp.
You can feel free to "be called" whenever you want and end your participation in this common thread.
As for each character's individual test, I will be making threads for each one of you in this subforum. Keep in mind that this test is supposed to be short and fast.
You are expected to role-play according to your character's personality. We went through quite a bit of effort to make this part interesting for each and every one of you individually, and we hope you will appreciate what we prepared for you ^_^
Do not worry too much about passing or failing this test. The only important factor is that you stay true to your character.
Individual threads will be coming up soon!