Culture/Lore: Nue & Gozu Tennō
Description: Nue (鵺, Nue) is a yōkai that was created by a secret society, designed to be the ultimate weapon that could take on even a Six-Paths Sage jinchuriki. Having been made with harvested Senju cells and able to feed on negative emotions & chakra, the beast has many abilities it can use against it's foes. While not originally of this world, with the recreation of the Gozu Tennō seal it has become summonable for those with the seal to use. It is unknown if the Nue & it's Seal holds more power lying dormant, and only time will tell if it evolves into a more stronger form.
Normally, the Nue appears as a shapeless dark purple mass. However, Nue will take a tangible form that is reminiscent of a chimera while someone is in possession of the Gozu Tennō: it is large and has a monkey's head with large fangs and a white mane, a tanuki's body, a tiger's legs, a white snake for a tail and glowing yellow eyes. It can also appear as a chibi version of itself roughly the size of a house pet, the size of a large jungle cat, and the size of a lion.
While seemingly a rampaging beast drawn to people of negative emotions, Nue is in fact extremely loyal to its original summoner. Despite the dark nature of its creation, it is filled with love towards said summoner, having come to view her as its parent after spending years being nurtured by them. Due to this loyalty new summoners must earn the Yokai's trust before they can draw upon the Yokai's full power.
The Nue has a host of abilities that both it and it's master have access to. The user is able to use Dark release, Wood release, and gains the ability to sense negative emotions (user sensor range base, 500m control, 750m bond; base & control sensor exclusive). However both advanced elements are diluted, with dark release not being able to redeploy techniques the user doesn't have the element for, and wood release being 1 tier weaker in power, having lost it's passive advantage over bijuu as well.
The first thing Nue's Master will attempt when trying to gain better control over Nue is accessing its chakra. Being able to access Nue's chakra can be very beneficial to it's Master, as it only counts against Nue when used. The user is initially able to access Nue's Stamina (S) for one post out of a topic. With more usage, Nue begins to trust its Master's ability to effectively use its chakra and may allow increased opportunity to wield it, should the user display some level of aptitude. By spending 100 Experience posts, the user can increase this limit by 1 post to a maximum of 5 posts. With Control, this increases to 10 and no maximum when a Bond is formed.
If you somehow manage to actually use up all or most of Nue's Stamina, it will enter into a focused meditation devoted to regaining its reserves. This is a time when most of the yokai's power will be cut off from the host, preventing the use of many of Nue's abilities. Recovery occurs at a rate of 10% per post. During this time, any chakra absorbed is immediately absorbed into Nue's chakra pool to speed up it's recovery, including non-Nue techniques or UAs.
Nue, being derived from Senju cells, has a natural healing factor that they can briefly impart onto their Master to keep them alive. This can be taxing on Nue as healing others was not what it was created for, but it can potentially heal all wounds, even those that no other technique might be able to. By dumping 25% of its reserves into the host, Nue can cause all non-lethal wounds to progressively recover over the course of a single post. By increasing that amount to 60%, all wounds will progressively recover over the course of a single post. Even holes in the body and destroyed organs will be regenerated in moments. Once Control is gained, Nue's Master will no longer need to wait for Nue to determine the threat of the situation, and can activate this ability at will.
This is a state reminiscent of a Sage's Kata, as while it is not part of a Sage Mode nor senjutsu based, Nue's Senju connection to nature mixed with it's negative chakra creates a similar state. Nue can manifest a part of itself around the user, giving them snake-like arms that they can use to either enhance their own body, absorb a target's chakra through touch, or to act independently. Created of pure negative chakra the tendrils are visible to the naked eye, perceivable through any means of chakra detection (any rank), and dojutsu that are able to see chakra. The user starts with no Kata arms, paying 200 XP to permanently gain an additional arm for future use, up to 10 arms in total.
Without using any techniques, these arms act like the Snake Sage's Kata; able to lash out at the user's will with an effective range of up to three meters each, unable to block attacks, move with a speed equal to the user's base Coordination andstrike with a strength equal to the user's base Strength. Unlike the Snake Kata, these tendrils have a constitution stat equal to their base Strength stat. Also, when the tendrils make contact with a target they can absorb 4 CP from the target into Nue (up to 40 CP per post in total, 4 CP per tendril per post), and once control is reached can be used to block or hold items, their constitution & strength now equal to the user's base stamina if it it higher then their base strength. If a tendril is destroyed when blocking, the user must wait 3 rounds before it reforms. Harmful energies absorbed, such as Tailed Beast chakra; Senjutsu; and Negative Chakra are turned into regular chakra for the recipient while the Pseudo-Kata is active as Nue's body filters it for safe use. This does not give Nue or the user immunity to being damaged by attacks using these harmful energies, it only protects them from techniques they absorb or chakra they drain.
Nue may make use of this ability when summoned even is the user has not mastered it, and does not degrade the seal when summoned Nue uses it. When Nue is using the Pseudo-Kata as a summon though, the maximum Strength & Constitution of the arms can be based on either Nue's Strength or Stamina without needing to reach control, however once chosen it cannot be change for the remainder of the thread. If both Nue & it's master use this ability at the same time, they will each count as using a post, going through the post limit faster then normal. This Pseudo-Kata can be mastered at the cost of 500 Experience Points, which allows it to be activated at-will for the user; allows the user to make customs based on this ability; and allows the user to sense nature energy with the Sensing Technique while the Psuedo-Kata are active (this does not grant the sage mode restricted nor non-use sage). Pseudo-Kata has a post limit that extends like Chakra Access: 100 Experience per post, up to a 5 maximum, 10 with Control, and no maximum with a Bond. When control is gained the user may make use of the Pseudo-Kata's Chakra Drain using their own physical touch, even when Nue is recovering Chakra, and may choose to drain CP into their own pool as long as Nue is not recovering chakra.
The user gains the ability to summon an aspect of the Nue in addition to their normal summoning abilities. Nue summons are split into 2 categories, Core & Custom. Core summons automatically come with this restricted with preset stats & techniques, and do not need the user to have the Kuchiyose skill to summon, but each rank must be unlocked with XP in order to summon them in the future. Custom summons require both the Kuchiyose skill and the relevant Core Nue summon rank unlocked if they wish to create & summon custom Nue. Any Nue summon, core or custom, does not count towards the summoning limit (excluding it's X-rank core summon, which limits the user to Nue being the only summon while active), acting as it's own independent being. No more then 1 Nue (core or custom) can be summoned at a time, and is exclusive the the Gozo Tennō owner.
All Nue summons share the same Base S Stamina stat that does not count towards the summoning stat limit, but the summoned Nue shares it's CP pool with Chakra Access. The other 6 stats can be set as desired like any other summon. Nue has access to Dark Release, Wood Release, and a passive Negative Emotion Sensing (500m) as it's summonable skills, however, while the Core summons may access all three, any Custom Nue summons the user makes may only use one of the three abilities per individual summon registration due to an imperfection within the Gozu Tennō when it comes to altering Nue's form outside of it's preferred forms. Abilities and Jutsu used by Nue do not cause damage to the seal's durability, only the act of summoning it.
Each Core Summon Rank costs 500 XP to unlock (250 XP if the user has Kuchiyose), and must be unlocked in ascending order of rank, from E to X. Once control is gained, for 1,000 XP Nue gains a B-rank version of Senju Regeneration as a passive for both it's summon & Tailed Beast Mode, with all of it's advantages & drawbacks (2 CP unavoidable payment). In addition, Nue is able to pay for it's own summoning cost to sustain itself once summoned, or pay to change it's shape to a different registered Nue Summon. At base, Nue can only sustain & change it's form for E-rank summons, up to C-rank with control, and up to A-rank with Bond. Finally, the Gozu Tennō's status as a summoning medium also lets the user slowly replace their own stamina with the Nue's Stamina the more they invest into Chakra access for the purposes of summoning. Starting at E stamina, for every 10 posts of chakra access they invest, they may pay a separate 400 XP (200 XP if the user has Kuchiyose) to raise the stat up a level, to a max of S stamina at 50 chakra access posts.
By using the Gozu Tennō: Gate technique, the user may access the Dimension Nue lives in. This place is similar to an underground cave system with seemingly no end. There are several swamps with trees similar to mangroves. These are connected to each other through a network of lianas and ropes' The water is drinkable and the plants can provide sustenance, and pockets of light from an unknown source above the trees keep the place lit. Nue's den is inside a large, hollow trunk bound with a shimenawa at the center of the dimension. In order to enter and exit the dimension, the user must create a gate with the Gozu Tennō. When entering the dimension the portal will open within 50m of Nue's den, chosen by the user. When the user is exiting the Dimension, the user can only create an exit point from the spot where they entered outside the dimension.
While the user may enter before they reach control, doing so will initiate the control fight. Once control is reached Nue will ignore those who enter unless attacked, and at Bond will actively attack unwanted intruders. If Nue is not summoned, it will reside within the dimension at it's full X-class control fight potential.
Tailed Beast Mode:
While not a true tailed beast, the user and yokai can preform a similar enough technique to be given the same title. The user summons the essence of the yokai and combines with Nue, allowing the user to draw upon it's full power in tandem with the beast.
Initial (0 Exp): Initial is almost identical to a combination summon, where the user special summons it's X-rank version and combines with Nue inside of it's body. -3 Tiers to all Nue's stats. Using this level requires the user to have Mastered Peudo-Kata and reached S-rank Nue Summoning. Control is not required to learn this level. For each post that this is used, 15 CP per post is deducted from Nue's chakra. If the user attempts to use this without mastering the previous forms, the transformation will fail completely. Nue's Pseudo-Kata may not be used in this form until Partial is unlocked.
Partial (250 Exp): Now a considerable amount of Nue is beginning to project onto the transformation as the user becomes more accustomed to properly siphoning it's power. Only 2 Tiers are deducted from all of Nue's stats. Using the Partial costs 15 CP per post, however, and the user must have activated the Initial Mode at least ten different times over ten topics.
Advanced (250 Exp): Only when the user has reached the Partial level and gained Control over Nue's chakra may the near full might of the creature be transmitted through this transformation. Just 1 Tier is reduced to all of Nue's stats. Advanced is set at 20 CP per post.
Complete (250 Exp): After using the Advanced form a daunting twenty times over twenty different topics, the user will finally be able to use the full might of Nue, negating all reductions to the Yokai's stats when using Tailed Beast Mode. The costs are 25 CP per post. There isn't much to say about this level other than the user will now be a force of nature and something to be feared.
Master (250 Exp): When the user has formed a Bond with Nue and has acquired the Complete form, the Master level is unlocked. This does not provide any increases to the power of Tailed Beast Mode, but it does allow for partial transformations that vary in size from the user's body to the Yokai's body. Any portion can be transformed and summoned at-will and, should the user have raised Peudo-Kata's Max Post count to 50, the altered part can also be comprised solely of negative chakra & the user may use Nue Summoning in this form. This drains 30 CP per post.
Whenever the user feels that they’ve reached a point in their journey that full manipulation of Nue's power is needed, they may challenge Nue in combat. This battle will take place in Nue's Dimension. During this battle, the user will have access to none of Nue's power and will be fighting the Yokai at full strength. Other players may join the battle, being able to assist for a maximum of 7 posts before they forcefully kicked out of the dimension. However, the true meaning of this battle is the drawing out of Nue's chakra and containing it within the host, a task that is left entirely to the user. The control fight for Nue follows the same rules as a Bijuu control fight, with Nue giving a -6 modifier due to it's denser chakra and home field advantage.
Once all of Nue's chakra has been extracted, it's Master is now able to use the chakra freely. Nue's abilities will now deteriorate the seal at a slower rate, allowing more usage of yokai's chakra before the seal is broken.
Like Bijuu, the maximum amount of experience the user can invest into Nue without having gained control is 3000 experience points. After that, they are required to fight the Nue and achieve control before they can be able to invest any further points and gain more abilities.
In order to reach Bond, the use must have invested 3,500 XP into Nue. Once bond is reached, several more abilities open up in addition to the Gozu Tennō no longer degrading.
The Gozu Tennō Seal
The Gozu Tennō is similar to a bijuu seal, but instead of sealing the Nue inside the user, the seal instead acts as a gateway to connect the Nue & it's dimension to the user's soul. Unlike a Bijuu seal, the seal initially cannot be removed with normal techniques due to it's deeper connection, reforming on the user a few seconds after removal. As a cost to this deeper connection, the seal is also harmful to the user's lifespan, normally cutting it in half. In order to prevent an early death and to maintain the safety of the user, a secondary bijuu seal must be placed upon the user to stabilize the Gozu Tennō. The secondary seal follows the same rules as a Bijuu's seal, including it's durability, that they must be placed on the user IC, & the Auto E-rank seal if claimed through the Restricted Progression System.
If the secondary (Bijuu) seal's life points are brought to 0 and the user did not reach 0 points from control fight mechanics (including escaping/being removed from the fight), hope is not lost and the Gozu Tennō becomes the primary seal, with 25 non-reinforceable points. Eight Trigrams Sealing Style's restoration does not take effect if used as the secondary seal as the user is not a jinchuriki. When the Gozu Tennō is in this state, the seal on the user's back is now vulnerable, losing it's ability to reform itself after permanent removal/destruction.
Unique Ability: 1
Chakra Access: 5
Minor Healing: 10
Major Healing: 20
Summoning: 2 per rank upon summoning/self-sustain payment
Gozu Tennō Gate: 20
Tailed Beast Mode: 30
Gaining Control over Nue's chakra will allow the user to utilize it in a more secure manner, though because Nue does not fully trust the user, it's greater abilities are still harmful to the seal. Once Control is gained, the above point reduction values are all reduced by 5. Once a Bond is formed, Nue fully trusts the user and the seal no longer degrades from using it's abilities. As the user is (usually) reinforcing the secondary seal and not the Gozu Tennō, their Int must equal or surpass the Rank of the secondary Seal.
Boosts, Stacking, & Other Information
The Nue does not grant any unique boosts, making it unique compared to it's canon entities. This allows the user more flexibility for boosting as many of it's skills do not interfere with the user's chakra. When using Nue's Unique Abilities, Chakra Access, Healing, and/or Summoning, the user can use any booster desired. When using Pseudo-Kata, no boosters can be stacked initially, but once mastered they may use physical boosters (tai/buki/ken/kyu), and once they gain control they may use any booster. Nue's Tailed beast mode boosting works the same as a bijuu's, which does not allow any boosters that are not specifically designed to be used while in Tailed Beast Mode. The exception is at Master level, where the user may boost with non-Tailed Beast Mode boosts.
If the Gozu Tennō & it's secondary Bijuu seal both reach 0 points, the user instantly dies, regardless of CON due to the seal's deep connection to the user's soul. Nue is NOT released unless a tech used on the user/seal specifically states that it releases the Nue. If Nue is killed when in it's Dimension, it immediately enters Chakra Recovery Mode as if it reached 0 CP. If it is killed as a summon no detrimental effects occur to the Nue.
Like Bijuu, Nue can break the user out of a genjutsu, but also like a Bijuu it will only actively do so once Bond is reached. Unlike a Bijuu, Nue is not normally affected by genjutsu cast through the eyes that target the user (like the sharingan), as it resides in a separate dimension instead of being sealed inside the user's body. Nue is not immune to genjutsu though, and can be caught like any other creature. Nue can be caught in a genjutsu when summoned, if the user is using Gozu Tennō: Sight to look around, and both Nue & the user can be caught when Tailed Beast Mode is active as they share the same body during that time. If Nue is caught within a genjutsu, the user may not summon them until the genjutsu ends.
Nue's Control fight deteriorates the Gozu Tennō seal at the same rate as a Bijuu control fight as well as it's drawbacks for prematurely ending the fight (1/round; 50 interrupt/escape & 4 week/months irl no access to the entity.)
The user may not boost to X stats when using Nue's abilities.
Constitution: A+ (Tertiary)
Stamina: S* (Primary)
Perception: S (Secondary)
*Nue can absorb extra chakra as if it had an S++ Stamina pool, but will always start a thread/recover chakra up to S stamina. The Nue also has access to B-Rank Senju healing when in it's unsummoned form. The user or Nue cannot absorb chakra/harmful energies from themselves or each other, such as sage mode/curse seal/nature clan senjutsu. Also, while Nue is not a Bijuu, as it is an entity it can preform sealless jutsu.
Name: Gozu Tennō
Activation Cost: -
Upkeep Cost: -
Parent Technique: -
Hand Seals: N/A
Description: The sealing technique used to connet the Nue with the user. The seal acts as a way to bind & summon the Nue, as well as a way to act as a Gate to Nue's Dimension. The seal comes in two parts, one big permanent seal on the user's back, and another seal in the shape of an eye that temporarily forms when Nue's Dark Release is used. Attempting to destroy or forcibly undo the seal won't completely remove it, as the seal is bound to the user, instead recreating itself over and over again until either the seal degrades or the user is killed.
Weaknesses: Like all seals it is vulnerable to eventual wear and tear. The seal may be reinforced over the course of the lifespan of the seal.
Name: Gozu Tennō: Gate
Activation Cost: 20
Upkeep Cost: 1
Speed: D; See Below
Classification: Restricted Derived
Parent Technique: Gozu Tennō
Hand Seals: N/A
Description: The user creates a spherical 'gate' in space-time that connects to Nue's Dimension, allowing them and any willing person they permit to enter and exit the dimension by going through the gate. The gate is black & purple in color, and is flat like Yomotsu Hirasaka. In addition to connecting to Nue's Dimension with Kishin, The gate has a secondary function similar to Yomotsu Hirasaka & the Kāma Rift, where the user can choose 2 'Wild Card' locations the gate's exit can open up to, except these locations must be a location the user has been to in person. 1 location is unlocked at control for 500 XP, and the second at Bond with a separate 1k XP investment.
Weakness: This technique cannot warp external techniques into the portal. The techniques will fail to enter the dimensional portal altogether. Only items on the users person may enter, something they must be physically touching, or else the item will be rejected. The portal can be appear at maximum size, ten meters in radius, or it can be as small as a foot; big enough for a hand to enter. While the portal will move the air around it like a vortex, the portal has no notable force of attraction unless someone forces their way in, in which it will suck in items at B-strength. Moving through the portal takes about 5 seconds where they travel between the dimensions, and evading the portal is quite easy as it is stationary and slow to form. Those with Time-space jutsu such as Kamui, Yomotsu Hirasaka, and the Jōgan may pay 30 CP to use their jutsu to force their way into Nue's dimension if the gate is open and they are within 25m of the gate. Activating the technique takes time, taking 3 posts to charge up, however this charge time may be waved with consent of every player in the same way one trains jutsu in a thread.
Name: Gozu Tennō: Sight
Activation Cost: -
Upkeep Cost: N/A
Classification: Restricted Derived
Parent Technique: Gozu Tennō
Hand Seals: N/A
Description: A small but simple effect where the Gozu Tennō makes an eye seal on the user's body, allowing the Nue to see through it, then transfers the knowledge of what it sees to it's master. Good for for peeking around corners or to decide if Nue should summon itself.
Weaknesses: The Nue can possible be caught in a dojutsu while active. Cannot be used while Nue is summoned.
Name: Dark Reach
Activation Cost: 5
Upkeep Cost: 3
Classification: Restricted Derived
Requirements: Psuedo-Kata Mastery
Parent Technique: Gozu Tennō
Hand Seals: N/A
Description: The user extends the range of Nue's Psuedo-Kata arms, allowing them to grab onto far-away items, such as ledges the user cannot jump to or allies to pull them away from danger.
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