Mission Name: Analysis Anarchy
Mission Rank: S
Theater of War: The Epsilon Eventuality
Relevant Plot NPCs Rahn
Mission Goal: Capture Rahn alive.
Description: Rumors have been going around that an A-rank missing-nin named Rhan has been hired to assist in another splinter faction's hunt for the scrolls, and is making a lot more progress then anticipated. You're job is to capture him, preferably alive. Know however that you won't be the only one hunting him down. But beware, the man is a skilled user of Kyujutsu and Taijutsu, and his arrows are particularly nasty. Victory is declared when all but 1 side is incapacitated. If all teams are incapacitated, the point will be given to the victor of the final mission.
NOTE: The genjutsu this area of the range gives off has a permanent afterimage effect, similar to the Clone Technique.
Payment: 100,000 | Unique A-Rank Bow & Arrows
Maximum Number of Participants: 2 or 3 (1 for each faction)
Contrary to what his former sensei had promised him, the Wars were in fact consuming Ashitaka. In fact, of all the lies the man could have fed the boy, that particular one was perhaps the most absurd. Granted, the trouble at the hospital wasn't helping matters either. Now feeling a seemingly endless surge of power welling up within him and bereft of the ability to sustain personal attachments, he had nothing left but to throw himself into mission after mission in the hopes of finding... something. He wasn't even sure what he wanted. But at the very least, this specific mission was one where he could test his mettle against what he'd heard was an archer of some credible capability. So it was that he found himself standing in the upper branches of a tree that he hoped no one knew wasn't there before this morning, using his enhanced Perception to scan the area for his quarry: a local Missing-Nin who had allegedly made some considerable headway in pursuit of the scrolls that this whole kerfuffle was apparently about. Of course, it was actually one of a pair of trees that previously weren't there, since for whatever reason everything that existed in this place instantly manifested an illusory duplicate.
Despite being in the warmer part of the region, Ashitaka still felt cold, miserable and alone. He suspected that the foremost of the three had little to do with the ambient temperature of the area. His eyes scoured every last shrub, stone, and shadow for signs of his prey as he hoped to bring as swift an end to his participation in this fiasco as he could manage. The cloth of the forest green bandanna he wore as a lower-face mask absorbed the blood streaming from his chakra-flooded eyes as he pushed them to their absolute limit using the Sensory jutsu he'd invented to navigate the Hyuuga District in his failed effort to warn his... to warn Chikamatsu away from the ill-fated but nominally successful mission to invade Meijing. With no one to talk to, he couldn't silence the thoughts in his own head wondering if the elder teen had been planning the treachery he'd been executed for even since back then. In his effort to smother his grief over how horribly wrong everything had gone between the two of them, he ended up doing the same to all of his emotions, although the resulting internal numbness left him unable to notice.
There was only the mission, and the prey it had assigned to him. He might have been required to keep the Person of Interest alive, but that didn't mean intact. And there were no such demands for anyone who decided to make an obstacle of themselves.
- Techniques Used:
Name: Spontaneous Tree Summoning
Activation Cost: 20 (10, UA)
Upkeep Cost: N/A
Classification: Group Exclusive (Senju)
Parent Technique: N/A
Hand Seals: N/A
Description: This is a technique devised as a last resort response to an attack by using one's own cells to instantly generate a large tree that grows to maximum size in under two seconds. Due to the speed of the cast and the lack of hand seals, this technique is considerably more expensive than other Mokuton techniques of its rank and power, which is what makes it a last resort, as it is much less than ideal. Most attacks can be blocked by the presence of the tree, while some, like a Susano'o arrow, will pierce the tree but can the trajectory changed by it, thereby saving the user at the last possible moment. Once the tree is grown, it detaches from the part of the user from which it grew and remains in place. The tree has B-Tier durability.
Weaknesses: This is a close range ninjutsu, since it requires the user's own cells to create, and the user's body must remain attached to the tree until it is fully grown, leaving the user momentarily open to an assault from a place unprotected by the tree, which can only grow to one side of the user, and not every place at once.
Name: Harsh Reality
Activation Cost: 20
Requirements: Sensory Skill
Parent Technique: Hard Light
Hand Seals: Dog-Rat-Snake
Description: An enhanced version of Hard Light that also sacrifices the Sensing Technique for raw Perception, without the distance limitation, at an increased chakra cost. Increases Perception by +1 Tier and two ++ Advantages while in effect.
Weakness: Incompatible with Hard Light and Sensing Technique. Increases vulnerability to sensory-based attacks (flashing light effects last an extra post, sonic attacks deal +1 Tier of damage; both instantly negate this technique). Causes eye strain after 10 posts, canceling the effect and reducing visual Perception by 1 Tier which cannot be overcome by renewing the effect.
Stam: B++ (Senju, 205/235)
Spd: D+ (Lifestyle)
Perc: B -> A++ (Harsh Reality, "Eagle Eyes" Kyujutsu perk active, 10 posts until Strain)