Rini listened in on the conversations with a casual disinterest. She just wanted to know why she was here and then get back to what she had been doing. Once she was briefed, the task being to watch a security feed, she nodded.
Tamwyn presented her with a tape, asking if she wanted to be taken to the viewing screen. Nodding Rini simply let him push her to the VCR, which she inserted, and began to watch the events, tuning out the rest of the world and focusing on it. She needed to commit it to memory and analyze the entire thing as it unfolded.
For the most part, it was rather straight forward. A few attacks here, a few attacks there. Rini wiped off her hand on her shirt, removing the grease from it, and began to rewind the tape, focusing on several key moments. There was something familiar about the attackers. The way they attacked. The moves they made. The systematic destruction. This was no low level team, that was for sure.
So Rini kept on rewinding and fast forwarding, finding the moments she needed to focus on.
The first. One of the fighters, one who did a lot of the damage, had made several hundred clones. However, they weren't normal clones. "Wood. Senju." she muttered, before amending the statement a moment later. "Rinnegan. Otsutsuki." Ikomiki had summoned several beasts, all wielding the rinnegan. She couldn't make out the girl's eyes from the camera quality, but she knew they were using the Rinnegan due to the massive summons. "Vast chakra reserves. Mediocre personal skills. No advanced tactics. Not smart."
She could tell that the clones weren't super powerful or super fast, their advantage was in number. The sheer stamina alone to make that many and also use the summons? That was her real strength. "Chuunin, special Jounin maybe. "
Then fast forwarding again. The tower fell, smashed by a technique bearing the mark of Iwagakure. An exclusive of that village. Following Kumo's aid in the war, it wasn't likely they would attack so blatantly. There were only two other groups that had the technique, and that led her to believe that it was a mark to attempt to break up Kumo and Iwa's alliance, such as it was. "Obvious set up. Intelligent choice. Tactics. Sensory type? Observant."
The way he held back a clone and protected the summoner, as well as targeted a building that would destroy morale so effectively, the man wasn't a slouch. He was very intentional with all of his actions, and definitely the most dangerous of the group, even despite the stamina monster next to his clone. "Very dangerous. Biggest threat present. Kage level, works well in groups."
She rewound a bit, to the point where Hana was launching several Water Style jutsu to flood the area and deal massive damage. "High level techniques. Powerful. Suiton. Downplaying skill, holding back. Weapon user, but uses ninjutsu. Likely more comfortable in close quarters, no tactical concept. Not smart. Jounin to Kage level."
She wasn't analyzing just their tactics, but the way the moved, how fast they moved, the skill level at which they did things. There wasn't a lot to analyze from the short clips before the feed cut out, but Rini was committing it to memory. Rewinding, she went through it again, and again, and again, and again.
However, on her last watch through, Rini activated her Tenshijutsu, a faint glow resonating through Chel's eyes as they channeled Grace into Rini, while Rini focused on piecing everything together. She saw the strings that hadn't been connected in her mind, and where they fit in, how they connected, and was able to piece things together that she had been missing. Why they were familiar, what their goals were. She was almost entirely certain, but there was one way to guarantee it.
While she processed, the words came out of her mouth in her usual short fashion as she was thinking, piecing it together faster than she could speak.
"Konoha and Kiri alliance. Destabilize Kumo, payback and retaliation. Ruin relations with Iwa, attempt to weaken Kumo."
"Cat girl Ikomiki from Konoha went missing during the exams. Another Konoha dude Shinsui went missing during the exams. The Twins went missing during the exams. Twins are here safe, no boats were taken. Teleportation. Akihiro captured 3 nations in a single night. Hokage died during the exams after declaring Akihiro a missing-nin. Must have been present then. Removed them from the exams? Akihiro whisked Ikomiki, Shinsui, and the Twins from the exams. Why..."
"Ah. Shinsui killed. Ikomiki freaking out, indebted to Akihiro. Cat girl obviously inhuman. Otsutsuki. Shinsui must have had Senju DNA. Shinsui implanted by Akihiro. Delivered Twins here to gather favor with Kumo. Doable. Secured alliance with Hana Kaguya by exposing Tattsu, worked together to kill the Hokage. Konoha Kiri alliance strengthened. Kiri doesn't like Kumo. Avoided war a lot. Finally decided to strike to weaken us. Small elite task force of Akihiro, who sacked 3 nations in a night by himself, the Mizukage Hana Kaguya, who was part of the Iron sacking strike force, and Ikomiki who is uniquely indebted to Akihiro."
Rini turned to Shimiko. "Akihiro Uchiha, Hana Kaguya, and Ikomiki. Let me read your mind while you think about them. You've interacted a lot with at least Akihiro and Hana. If it's Akihiro and Hana, then Ikomiki is verified.
Rini held out a (still greasy) hand, placed slightly in the air. If Shimiko placed her head in Rini's hand, then Rini would begin extracting the information she needed. With her current level of intelligence, there was virtually no resistance to her gathering any information she wanted. A normal practitioner could only do a day at a time, but at a higher level was a week which was 7 times as much. The level higher than that was a month, 4 times greater than the previous. Then 6 months, which was six times greater. That was her usual level, but with Tenshijutsu boosting her mind to heights unprecedented, there was virtually no limit. She was able to sift through several years in an instant.
And the profiles fit. Their relative scale, the way they stand, the way the walk, the way the moved in general. There was no faking that, and no masking that. She was able to read them like a book.
"No doubt. They're the ones."
Analyzing: Hana, Akihiro, and Ikomiki
Using a Precog on each of them. 2/5 precogs left.
Probably not fully necessary, but I'll do it anyhow.
Name: Saiko Denshin (Psycho Mind Transmission)
Activation Cost: 20
Upkeep Cost: 5
Requirements: C-Tier Intelligence
Hand Seals: None
Description: The user enters the target's subconscious by placing a hand on the target's head and extracts any information needed, even if the target has forgotten it or has had it blocked. The base speed for this process is a day per post, but that increases with higher levels of Intelligence:
B-Tier: a week per post
A-Tier: a month per post
S-Tier: six months per post
Using this technique in conjunction with a Mind Reading Amplification Machine multiplies the amount of memories that can be extracted by three.
Weaknesses: Contact with the target's head must be maintained.
X = Your character is nigh omniscient. You can glance at a person and surmise their entire personhood via induction as though you were glimpsing at their character sheet. You are able to deconstruct all the principles of existence from the natural to the supernatural giving you general information on every technique in existence. Tactically you gain 5 precognition saves in a topic which allow you to bend the rules of metagaming on the site and predict an enemy's action and attempt to defend against it preemptively.
Coordination: A -> S++ [Tenshijutsu]
Intelligence: S+ -> X++ [Tenshijutsu]
Perception: C -> A [Tenshijutsu]