Kidnapping? Yeah, No wrote:
Mission Type: Rescue
Mission Rank: B
Mission Goal: Rescue the Kidnapped Children
Description: A group of notorious kidnappers has made their way to Konoha and are trying to ‘one up’ the shinobi by kidnapping civilian children from out from under their noses and getting away with it. Find the three children they’ve kidnapped, and rescue them.
Requirements: C-Class or 2 D-Class
Serial in the Morning wrote:Mission Type: Investigation and Assault
Mission Rank: B
Mission Goal: Track the Serial Killer and kill him.
Description: A group of murders has the police baffled, track down the serial killer and either bring him into custody or eliminate him.
Requirements: C-Class or 2 D-Class
Kill the Assassin wrote:Mission Type: Elimination
Mission Rank: B
Mission Goal: Kill The Assassin
Description: An assassin has been rumoured to be in the darkest parts of the forest. She’s a tall woman, who wears a rabbit mask and utilizes throwing axes with deadly efficiency. When she’s near you can hear a haunting lullaby being sung throughout the trees without a point of reference. Survive the assassin, and eliminate her.
Requirements: C-Class or 2 D-Class.
It was a nigh inevitable tragedy of life that there were those who took advantage of the preoccupation of protective forces with major calamities such as the War to attack the unfortunates who were left unprotected thanks to the call of duty. Worse among those were the ones who preyed on the loneliness and insecurities of the survivors left behind in order to further pursue their own sick pleasures. In this particular string of cases, the crimes committed were so grotesque in nature that the young shinobi who answered the village police forces' calls for help was not even allowed to see the bodies.
There's so much blood... Ashitaka thought as he looked around at the scene of a family household that was newly bereft of a family. It's just everywhere...
There were some things that he was told and others he was able to see as he looked around the place that painted a very odd picture. For one thing, the front door of the house had been found unlocked. But the window in one of the children's rooms had been broken into in what had to be the most unnecessarily difficult manner ever. Rather than breaking the glass, as anyone even half sane would, this intruder seemed content to hack the entire sill right out of the wall with... hatchets, Ashitaka guessed by the length of the blade strikes. Granted, it was a relatively flimsy wall being as it was made out of ordinary wood for poor people, but that was still much more difficult to get through than the thin glass of the window.
In addition to the starkly contrasting modes of apparent entry, there were other signs of multiple assailants being responsible for the horrific crimes that took place in this house. Such as for example the fact that there were footprints of three adults in the blood on the floor: one larger than the other two, although its impressions were shallower than one of the smaller ones. Somebody big was light on their feet in here. As a general rule, a fairly safe sign that this person made a habit of sneaking around. That was, of course, discounting the footprints of the investigators who had obviously shown up long enough after the fact for the blood to have coagulated and dried. Not to mention those of Ashitaka himself, since he had arrived so much later that his own were instead faintly marked in the dust that had collected on the scene. The stench was almost as nauseating as the disorientatoin from being summoned by that Otsutsuki lady who helped with the Commonwealth evacuation.
"I just don't get it..." the local detective said as he ran a hand through hair nearly as shaggy as the Chuunin's, although black instead of brown. "I can see some pervert coming after the missus while her husband is away at war, but why take the kids? I'd think they'd be nothin' but trouble for the sort of man that would do something like this. And why's the back window hacked apart when he clearly came in through the front door? Wouldn't he have helped his buddies if this was some kind of gang deal?"
"The real question you should be asking..." Ashitaka said as he looked out the window and at the bloody pair of footprint trails disappearing into the tree line. It was clear by their depth that the owners of both had departed with a burden that was a sizeable fraction of their weight, and given that there was nothing of value taken from the house, it didn't take an ace detective to figure out what they were carrying. "...is why two people with shinobi training would not only attack a civilian house, but also make it abundantly clear that they had done so. This is the fifth time this has happened in less than a month, and every time it did has resulted in disappearances among the search parties. I suspect they might be intending to bait others into coming to look for them."
He made some hand signs, then went around the house, soaking the ground surrounding it with water. Then he did the same for the ones nearest it on either side. The detective rushed outside and looked at him in surprise and confusion.
"Just w-w-what d-do you think you're doing, young man?" he demanded, marching over to Ashitaka as though he intended to give the boy a stern talking to. "Are you trying to give this family's poor neighbors a weed problem?"
"The killers here wanted to make a display of their actions. I'm taking that away from them. Prepare the remains of Mrs. Kamazuki for a proper funeral. Then burn this house to the ground. It's been cursed by the horrendous actions that have taken place here."
"But the evidence! How will we prove these crimes if we destroy the scene?" he demanded, mostly taking offense that he was being ordered around by a child.
"You've already proven them to me, and I will act accordingly. Rest assured I will not allow such monstrous acts to go unpunished." he said as he closed the door to the condemned home.
"But you're just a child! What can you even do against these people?"
"More than you can possibly imagine. These weapons I'm wearing aren't just for show. Now do as I've instructed. I don't want to have to pull rank," Ashitaka replied as he started walking in the direction of the footprints. Obviously, it wasn't long until they ran out of blood to trail and disappeared into the long grasses. But these criminals wanted to be followed so there were other signs that could be found with minimal effort.