It appeared as though whatever trick there was for this exam was off to a slow start. Hao couldn’t perceive any out of place behaviors from his fellow genin nor could he perceive anything from the proctor either, besides his cigarette smoke of course. It was quite a boring experience really and since Hao hadn’t planned on putting forth much effort for this exam it was even more lame than he had expected. He had at least hoped there would be some sort of shenanigans going on in this test room but it seemed as though he would either have to wait a bit longer or he would have to start the shenanigans himself. If he didn’t start them, then there was a large chance that he wouldn’t be able to gain any information about his peers and that would just mean he wasted his time coming here.
From what he had observed of the proctor’s actions earlier, he was able to see that one of the tests on the proctor’s table was different from the others. That difference left Hao curious as to whether or not that was the answer rubric for the exam. He thought to himself, “If that’s the rubric, it’s possible that it’s just a fake meant to be bait for unsuspecting cheaters. Of course, if the exam is this difficult, using that rubric to cheat might be part of the actual exam. In either case, my peers will probably consider those possibilities as well so that rubric will be key to analyzing their capabilities.” This train of thought flew through his mind at a blistering pace and at the instant of its completion he had decided his course of action.
Given the circumstances, any actions that Hao took would have to be surreptitious in nature, and under the watchful eyes of what he assumed to be an at least chuunin level shinobi, he didn’t have many options. To his credit however, Hao was quite talented in the art of genjutsu and within his arsenal he had a few techniques that could be useful in a scenario like this. The genjutsu he had in mind did not require any handseals and could be manifested after a short period of time. The moment his plan had formed within his head he activated his genjutsu with himself as the centerpoint of its origin, traveling outward at B rank speed and allowing him to alter the environment within one hundred meters to appear as he saw fit. Of course this would take some time to set in and those changes could not be made manifest in an instant. This left Hao plenty of time to prepare his changes and to alter them should the situation change. He didn’t see much risk performing the genjutsu like this either, as he gave no indication that he was using any techniques, nor would anyone be able to tell he was unless they were using some form of extrasensory perception that involved chakra vision or chakra sensing. Simultaneous to the use of his genjutsu Hao also utilized his innate talent of increasing his stamina at very little cost to himself, increasing his total reserves by a large amount.
If anyone were to look at Hao as he was activating his genjutsu, all they would see is someone staring at his exam with an intense focus, as though it was taking every last ounce of his brain power to even comprehend the first few sentences. As he was working on his genjutsu, Hao also considered the possibility that he or the room might be under the effects of one already. Using his vast intellect he considered the many different aspects of the room that might betray it as some form of genjutsu, all the while remembering the exact position of every object in the room using his eidetic memory. If anything were to change, he would be aware of it.
Checking for Genjutsu with A rank int
UA +1 Tier Stamina D->C 5 cp
Demonic Illusion: False Surrounding Technique 5 cp
Total Chakra: 100/110