He waved adieu to Yamamoto as she took her leave; from their previous encounter he had surmised that she did not much enjoy large crowds and she had told him that she disliked drinking. In fact, he did not entirely know what she did
like, but they had only met in a professional sense and she did not seem receptive to the kind of goofing about Osho might otherwise have suggested. Certainly she had some hobbies beyond mere training, yes? No matter, for he found his ears pricking as the man next to him began, from his perspective, just randomly listing off things in which he had expertise.
He guessed that the queen had enquired as to his particular skills for the other option was that this man simply began randomly divulging arbitrary pieces of personal information, and very few were quite that socially stinted. The man must have developed about as far as Osho had in his brief time i the ninja world, which amused the blond man a bit. He smiled absently as his eyes drifted about the training ground, his kaleidoscopic gaze drifting idly, eventually falling to the scroll the Queen handed the man. Truly a high honor, and Gyo's brows lifted as he witnessed the exchange. The queen confessed to her limited elemental prowess, but anyone with half a brain knew that her affinities extended to other realms. Still, a powerful gesture from her Grace to hand over something like this.
And then an invitation to a duel. To be fair, Gyokusho found the idea of such displays of strength rather barbaric and highly unproductive. The Raikage permitted the exchange while Gyo contemplated what this woman meant by her 'odd chakra.' What a bizarre way to refer to oneself.
Oh no no, I myself am still not much of a 'fighter,' so to speak. I much prefer to -
but he found himself cut off as Kaida began weaving hand signs. His insane eyes widened as she leapt backwards off the tree. He activated his bloodline in that moment, the swirl of vibrant colors surrounding the twin kanji of his pupils emanating psychedelically, radiating and granting him a slight bit of additional insight. At the same time he would leap as far as he could into the air, alight upon a platform crafted by his newly crafted technique, and spring once more into the very tree his adversary had abdicated.
He had begun to feign a hearty laugh before the force of the water struck the tree, moments after he had landed, and jarred it significantly. He threw his arms around the trunk as the tree tipped to the side but remained standing at a precarious angle. He pointed to the Yuki and shouted to Marcus,
Now, sensory man, use your fireblast!
And then a sudden chill swept through the air.
From his vantage, his face peeked around the trunk of the tree which he hugged. He tossed a glance over his right shoulder to ensure that his temporary partner had hear his instructions before snapping back to focus upon the woman. He appreciated his own for foresight for having worn practical clothing while he saw the water before this woman freeze, the ice radiating outward. Very bad, very bad for the two to cede control of the battlefield like this, but he had nothing to prevent it.
Analyze Marcus, Kaida, Ryuko 1/4
Devil Eye II
Upkeep Cost: 0.5 chakra / post
Perception Bonus: +
Genjutsu effectiveness of perceived illusions is lowered. To that purpose, treat the caster's intelligence as being at a disadvantage (- - ).
Name: Jump step
Activation Cost: 3
Upkeep Cost: N/A
Classification: Village Exclusive (Kumo), Open
Parent Technique: N/A
Hand Seals: N/A
Description: Similar to the Tree Climbing jutsu and Water walking Jutsu, the Jump Step was created in the Land of lightning as a method to gain better chakra control as well as facilitate mountain climbing. To do this, the user emits a quick burst of chakra from their feet providing a platform for them to jump from in midair. Platforms made in this manner will disburse immdately after jumping from them as they are only stable enough to allow for a brief moment of contact.
Weaknesses: Creates the force necessary for a double jump, but in no way makes you jump any higher than you normally could.