Mission Type: Crafting (Repeatable Weekly)
Mission Rank: D
Mission Goal: Craft 10 Shinobi Headbands
Description: Shinobi Headbands have to come from somewhere, and that somewhere can be you! Craft 10 of them and deliver them to the Academy so they can stock up on them. Steel Material is provided.
Payment: 10,000 Ryo (Bonus 500 Ryo/Tier/Headband above D rank)
Requirements: Armor Crafting
Niko was going to get a head start, but she knew Oriana would be along shortly. The mission this time was very simple; craft some headbands and deliver them to the Academy… which was perfect, because Niko had been meaning to start working on her skill with Armor for some time now, and considering these were academy graduation headbands, they weren’t expected to be so over the top in quality right off the get go. Granted, as Niko got better, she would do her level best to ensure that she didn’t lose sight of her own standards, and she would make the best ones she could possibly muster… but these first few? Let’s just say they were going to be what helped her shake off the rust on her skills.
Armor crafting, in contrast to weapons, were a bit different in how they were produced. Usually it took more than just pouring them into a mold and then fine tuning them afterwards to get them to work. They required hammering into shape and stamping with whatever marks that were needed… and it was debatably just as difficult as making a good weapon… but the upside was that she was just being used for her services for the mission. They were supplying the molds, stamps, raw materials… it all had been delivered this morning as Niko had warmed up the forge.
She was just pouring the first headband’s metal into the mold when she heard Oriana enter through the window. For all the woman’s cat-like grace, her Sensory skill was just a little too sharp for her to be caught off guard by the Genin just yet. She had improved leaps and bounds in the past week or so, and it was amazing to watch her grow and develop… and Niko had learned much about the woman and was tailoring the missions and training to help her work on some of her weaknesses and helping her evolve. “I’m in here, Oriana-chan!” she called, not really needing to worry about if the woman could find her, just more or less letting her know that she had realized the woman had arrived.
The sound of her hammer striking metal could be heard as she hammered the headband’s shape into place, and then carefully put the stamp of the Kumogakure onto the metal, finishing the first set, but frowning at it as she held it up, knowing she could do better. She was wearing her outfit she normally wore when forging to include the fingerless gloves to protect her hands from the repeated strikes with the hammer. If she wasn’t in a hurry to get this done, she would have re-forged this from scratch once she got a Furnace and a Crucible, but this was a mission, and these headbands were going to be presented to students the next day. There was no time for delay, this student would have to be satisfied with this one… but next time she made these, she resolved to ensure that she made better quality. Not bad for a first effort. Setting the first metal plate aside, she moved on to the next one.
ITEM: 1 D-Rank Headband (1/3 needed for rank up)
TIME: 1 Post
INFO: Utilizing UA to allow her to craft at 1 rank faster speed for 1 tier lower coordination