- Appearance and Outfit:
She had just graduated from the Jounin Academy classes, but due to taking care of things like ensuring they still had a roof over their head, Niko had been busy for a few days and hadn’t been able to participate in some of the other things that needed to be done. So, today, she steeled herself as she walked into the market looking for some equipment and maybe some ore to buy, knowing full well that she was going to need to get to work earning some serious cash if she was going to buy her uncle’s forge back. She had even taken some time to gawk at some equipment she wanted to buy, jotting down notes of prices and locations as she did. But then it was time for the equipment.
She had been working herself almost to death, and while she did feel more groggy and weak than normal, this wasn’t all that out of the ordinary for her, and she still was extremely confident in her throwing weapon accuracy. Some Senbon and Kunai would need to be purchased… and she might as well get some raw materials while she was at it. She didn’t own her own forge, but she had ensured she had an agreement to where she could use the damn thing and it was here in the Market, so win win.. After looking at a few shops, she found some that looked decent on quality and price, and made her purchases quickly and effectively, as well as a pouch to hold them all in. She had decided to get some steel wire as well, as it was an extremely effective tool if used right in almost any mid to close combat scenario.
She wasn’t exactly dressed for work at the moment, a flowery shirt and a pair of jean shorts, but she hardly expected the ever-paranoid Mako to come up and tell her it was time at the last possible second. The red haired woman had always been quick to get ready for whatever tasks might come her way, and she wanted to be comfortable while she was out with other people. Besides, this clothing would be fine when she was in the forge, so no big deal. Meeting up to the mining part of the market, she couldn’t help herself; she quickly found the Ebony metal; the highest grade metal she could buy outright, and bought 10 pounds of it, along with 10 pounds of regular steel.
A very content smile on her face, she marched back to the forge and unloaded. She would use the bought weapons as a blueprint for making her own, and considering things, she thought she would start with Senbon. Looking at the sunbeam coming in through the window for a moment, she nodded, knowing she should have enough time. Mako should be back soon and then they could talk about the mission while she worked on making the weapons.
Grabbing the steel carefully, she hummed a happy tune as she twirled a single senbon between her fingers rapidly, walking into the forge and kicking on the furnace, getting the fires burning. Putting a large pot onto the heat that she had cleaned the night prior to a pristine shine, Niko placed the steel ingot into it carefully. She could always pour it back into an ingot cast once she had what she needed, but it would take time to melt into its liquid form. She took advantage of that time and grabbed a casting block; a super soft piece of wood that she smashed the senbon inbetween, creating a mold of the one she had purchased. She had no thoughts in her mind that she would be able to replicate this quality… yet. This was going to help her shake off the rust.
The first one, poured into the casting block looked shoddy at best, but that was to be expected. It had been years since she forged, and she was going to take her time and get her skill back up without rushing things. Setting the first one aside, she focused on the next, glad she was using the far cheaper steel rather than her Ebony to start things off.
- Items Bought/Created:
Steel Wire | 100 ryo per 15 feet. (Simple) --- 90 ft = 600 ryo
Kunai | 100 ryo ea. (Buki) --- 2x = 200 ryo
Shuriken | 100 ryo ea. (Buki) --- 6x = 600 ryo
Senbon | 50 ryo ea. (Simple) --- 10x = 500 ryo
Ebony | 25,000 ryo per 10 lbs -- (50% discount 12,500 Ryo)
Steel | 1,500 ryo per 10 lbs -- (50% discount 750 Ryo)
Sealing Ink Pen | 100 ryo ea.
Sealing Chisel | 1,000 ryo ea.
Hip Pouch | 50 ryo ea.
Backpack | 50 ryo ea.
Holster | 25 ryo ea.
Ink Pot 125mls | 400 ryo ea.
Total: 16,825 ryo spent
Remaining: 3,175 Ryo
Crafting: Created 1 D Rank Steel Senbon, 19 left from materials
10 EXP bonus, reduced from 3 posts to 1 post from UA time req