C-Class: Roughly Chuunin level. These guys have 1650 Experience Points to distribute to their stats, 4 Techniques up to C-Rank, and 2 Skill Points.
Unique NPC: Cannot be autohit, comes only as themselves alone.
Alkaid's C-Rank Unique NPC
Name: Set Higashi
Rank: C-rank | Chunin
- A former member of the Puppeteer Brigade. He resigned to work for Alkaid after she saved his life from bandits that ambushed him during a mission
- She hired him because as an actor she was interested in learning Puppetry herself but in actuality he mainly does grunt work for her
- Works a side gig putting on puppet shows for Children
- STR: D
- CON: D
- STA: D
- SPD: D
- COR: B
- INT: D
- PER: C
- *skill trade*
- Puppet Technique:
- Name: Puppet Technique
Requirements: Kugutsu Skill/D Rank Coordination
Description: The Puppet Technique refers to the art of using Chakra Strings to manipulate the complex inner-workings of puppets for the purpose of battle. Normally, manipulating an object as heavy as a standard puppet would require tremendous strength but by using Chakra Strings to control various gears within a puppet via distinct movements of the hands, a Puppeteer can control gargantuan constructs without raw strength. The Puppet Technique is useful in that it can also be used to trigger projectiles or other weapons hidden inside the puppet allowing for offensive and defensive capabilities. The Coordination stat is a critical part of determining a puppeteer's skill with the Puppet Technique. Coordination determines how many puppets the user can control at one time and at one what level of complexity. A base Coordination of D is required for the Puppet Technique.
D: 1 Puppet/ D Ranked Puppets
C: 4 Puppets/ C Ranked Puppets
B: 6 Puppets/ B Ranked Puppets
A: 8 Puppets/ A Ranked Puppets
S: 10 Puppets/ S Ranked Puppets
- Chakra Strings Technique:
- Name: Chakra Strings Technique
Cost: C (Activation) D (Upkeep)
Requirements: Kugutsu Skill
Description: The Chakra Strings Technique allows the user to focus and manipulate their chakra into fine tuned strings that can be used to manipulate objects. Once attached, chakra strings can be used to manipulate any object in accordance to the user's Coordination stat. Obviously the user's ability to successfully manipulate an heavy object will depend on their Strength stat. This generally applies only to objects as opposed to people and puppets which are considered to complex to manipulate via strings alone and thus require a secondary technique for utilization. Chakra strings can be temporarily suppressed to minute stubs on a puppeteers fingers when not in active use (although an upkeep must be paid lest the want to repay the activation cost).
Drawbacks: The strings can be cut by any chakra based or enfused weapon or technique C Rank or greater. Cut strings must be re-activated by the user.
- Unsealing Technique:
- Name: Unsealing Technique
Activation Cost: 1
Skill: General Skill
Classification: Open/Academy Technique
Parent Technique: -
Hand Seals: N/A
Description: A general skill anybody can learn in which, by applying a minuscule amount of chakra, will unseal the contents sealed within a scroll or tag.
Weaknesses: Without having the Fuuinjutsu skill the user may not know the contents of a seal resulting in a potential trap.
- Graceful Puppetry Technique:
- Name: Graceful Puppetry Technique
Activation Cost: 5
Upkeep Cost: 3
Requirements: Using Puppet Technique/Chakra Strings
Parent Technique: N/A
Hand Seals: Puppet Technique/Chakra Strings
Description: While using the Puppet Technique or Chakra Strings, the user of this technique is able to flood chakra to their fingers specifically, helping with specific motions that make using kugutsu gracefully much easier. This boosts the user’s Coordination by +1 Tier for purposes related to the fingers and hands.
Weaknesses: Only applies to the hands and fingers.