When Shadows Rise! Reboot (Unlimited Spot~Super Power/ Ninja RP)
Far in a mystic mountain range shrouded by fog, a quiet and deadly clan roam. The clan are trained ninjas, but, not any ordinary ninja...here Ninjas have tapped into how to harness the elements and life itself for their personal benefit and to assure balance in the world. For thousands of years the descendants of the greatest Ninja of all time have guarded the universe's most powerful artifacts and powers in the Dragon Temple. All was peaceful, until one day a beam of light struck the training ground...the ninja quickly gathered around and saw a beautiful young women.
She claimed that she is part of the clan...from the future at least, and that if they don't band together and put a stop a growing evil now the future has no hope and will be shrouded in shadows! No Mortal shall live in that dystopia...
- STAY ACTIVE!
- Spots don't need to be saved, it's unlimited spot.
- Do not Reply to the DNR post
- Romance and Gore is allowed. (Encouraged, just don't priorities if the situation isn't right)
- No OP chars excepts for those given permission
- If you don't want ur character to have a romantic interest then please state clearly in the form so ur not bothered.
- Inactive players will be kill.ed off. No second chances!
- U must RP one male and female character
- U r allowed to have NPCs (Side Characters)
- If u do plan to go inactive, please warn me beforehand.
- Have Fun! ^^
Weapons- (Max 3)
Theme Song- (Optional)
DNR UNTIL TOLD TO!
*50 years into the future*
The saddened wind howled death as it blew through the rubble and lifeless landscape. The blood of our people painted the walls in striking crimson red, the lucky ones among us died fighting. I am seemingly the last human alongside my associate who are alive in this dystopia. We've done well to survive so far, but I know he's out there, looking for us, waiting to end his psychotic hunt by killing the final humans on earth and with our energy he'll achieve his goal and awaken the black dragon. I emerged from behind what was left of an old school wall, looking cautiously for any indication of him...for now the coast seemed clear.
I made a break for the clearing as I journeyed towards my accomplice. All seemed well until a black tornado struck the ground from the sky directly in front of me. "Argh!" I growled as I realized I'd been found, would today be my reckoning. I took up a stance realizing I was as good as dead anyway, I could at least d.ie fighting. From behind the Black Tornado a shadowy figure was visible, his bright red eyes shone brightly.
I had no time to waste I placed my two, twin forked spears so that the blades met together forming a red orb surrounded by a menacing black aura, I lifted the spear and fired the ball of energy towards the shadowy figure, my attempt was void as he effortlessly dodged the blast. The remains of the building behind him was struck by the blast and utterly crumbled into nothing but rubble. I barred my teeth and narrowed my eyes, I then repeated the previous action but fired several smaller balls of energy but in a fusillade. I was somewhat relived when I saw he wasn't dodging, but of course the moment of positive emotion was only fleeting, the shadowy figure deflected each blast with his bare finger tips. I already realized I was, by far, outclassed by this master of shadows but what other option did I have. I dashed forwards towards him and placed the blade right into the shadow, behind the black tornado. However... a black gloved hand emerged with a blade attached to his wrist and grabbed the ball of energy I intended to fire, causing it to explode right before the two of us. There was huge cloud of smoke, I could not see the figure but decided to seize the opportunity and run. Turning back I could see the smoke pass and a figure looking around for where I may have gone. I took down a flight of stairs leading to an apartment beneath the ground. Placing my hand on the wall for support I limped towards one of the tattered doors and knocked on. There was a moment of silence but eventually the door creaked open. A young boy emerged wearing rags, a torn and tattered ninja outfit, his dirty and scruffy blonde hair covered one half of his face, his light blue eyes were beautiful and his smile was enough to grant the spirits life.
(Not my image)
"Tsubaki chan! Are you alright? you look hurt. He didn't find you did he?" The young boy asked, bombarding Tsubaki with questions. You could see the worry in his eyes as he spoke.
Tsubaki didn't speak for minute as she contemplated about what she'd just gone through "...He did? But I was able to escape in an explosion he'd caused. I'm a little banged up but I'll be fine" The female assured, smiling at the young boy and ruffling his already messy hair in a sisterly manner.
The boy looked at Tsubaki's legs (Yeah take that how u want :P, XD) and saw it was wounded "Tsubaki chan, your leg. Hang on I'll go get a bandage" He insisted, walking over to a cupboard and taking out a white bandage. He then walked back over to Tsubaki and wrapped it around her leg "There, that should do it".
"Thank you, but really you shoul-" Tsubaki went on to speak but was interrupted by the boy.
"Hey I got something for you" The boy said revealing a tin of tuna, "I found it in one of those wrecked supermarkets".
"Well eat up then" Tsubaki said confusedly.
"I want you to have it, besides it's more worth u having strength than me since you can actually fight" He insisted, "Do you think there are still survivors?" the boy asked out of the blue.
"...Perhaps..." She replied hesitantly, Tsubaki knew there was little to no chance there were any but she didn't want the boy to give up hope. Tsubaki looked at the boy and sighed I'd wish he'd stop worrying about me so much and look after himself instead. I mean I think he's forgetting he has a life to full fill to. Poor kid, his smile just makes me- she began to think to herself, when the boy pulled out a a cylinder filled with mysterious, sparkling, blue liquid.
"This is our final hope, Tsubaki chan, it's up to you".
Tsubaki nodded. "The ninja who created this and the time machine was an absolute genius, certainly one of the smartest going, it's a shame he was killed along with the others".
"Yeah, there's only enough fuel for a one-way trip. You better get going, to change our future! so let's not waste any more time" The boy said sternly running up stairs eagerly, Tsubaki following behind. When they reached the surface they made a brake for the object about half the size of a regular house, hidden under a black cloth. Tsubaki was about to tear it off when the Black tornado appeared again.
"Think you could run from me!" A frighteningly sinister voice called out.
The boy tensed himself, shivering in fear, "Tsubaki chan! GO! your our last hope, I'll hold him off" He demanded, pushing Tsubaki towards the object.
"What! Don't be stupid! I cant leave you here here alone! Y-You'll die" Tsubaki resisted
"...I know, I'd be happy to know I died protecting you so that you could avenge us. All of us" The boy explained, a slight smile grew on his face "I'll buy you some time, now go! For me, please go while you still have a chance!" He said shivering, nervously.
As much as she didn't want to, Tsubaki knew he was right. The boy pulled out a high tech gun created by the same ninja who made the Time Machine, he fired the bullet towards him, which created a flash, blinding the shadow for a brief moment. Tsubaki rushed into the time machine and set the co-ordinates to the 50 years back into the past, where the whole crisis's seeds would first be planted. The Shadowy figure recovered quickly and punished the boy by throwing a shadow shuriken towards him, it cut right through him and the boy dropped, lifelessly laying on the floor. His hand reached out towards Tsubaki, but he then clenched his fist before it finally dropped. Tsubaki cried out in anger, banging on the window as she rocketed into the sky. The shadowy figure tried to stop her but was too late as she vanished in this air.
"Strange, I can no longer feel her ki. He presence is no more. Interesting, though rest assured I will find her! Hahahahhaha!" The Shadowy figure laughed villainously.
Again, DNR UNTIL TOLD TO!
Personality- Homura is a head strong girl and strong willed. She strives to be the best ninja in the mystic mountains, using that as her motive to drive her to push herself to the absolute limits. She is a very caring individual and will stop at nothing to defend them. She can seem a little cold and rough on the outside, but on the inside she has a much softer side.
Energy Projection, Ninja stars
Lifesteal; Homura can restore a portion of the damage she inflicts with her Katana back to herself as health
Ki Blast; Can fire her ki at enemies
Warlord's Bloodlust; The lower HP Homura is at the more powerful her attacks become
Ejection Buster; Launch forward a beam of dark energy
Brutal Cutter; Enhances the sword by surrounding it in dark energy, making it appear larger and more sinister as well as increasing it's attack range and damage.
Burning Storm; Generate a storm of evil energy to drag enemies towards you as well as dealing consecutive light damage hits.
Theme Song- TBD
Personality- Jiren is the type of guy who listens to his superiors no matter what, following every order to the word. He is very loyal to those who a dear to him and will put his life on the line to protect them. He hates all evil and is willing to eradicate every last bit of it from the face of the earth.
Weapons- Katana, Left Mechanical arm, Sky runner boots
Swift Strike; Unleashes a barrage of rapid strikes
Tech arm; Can be used to unleash deadly nuclear blasts
Sky runner boots; Enables him to run in the air (it works more like gliding though, so he cant move up, so he gradually moves down)
First Strike; gains a burst of speed to quickly close the gap between a foe. He appears a white flash with a menacing faint black aura surrounding it in this state.
Shadow Phase; Can travel a short distance in form of a shadow, can be used to pass through objects. In this state he becomes invulnerable for the few seconds he travels.
Alpha Strike (Got permission from Zero to have this); A move mastered from Kaio, the only Ninja besides Kaio who knows this move. Can teleport to several targets locations and strike them all simultaneously. Is untargetable in this state.
Theme Song- TBD
Extra- Is Kaio-Sama's star student. He's been training under him since birth and has become somewhat of a prodigy. (Got permission from Zero for this fact)
(None of the pics r mine. All credits to rightful owners)
None of the pics r mine.
Personality- Strong willed and born warrior. There is nothing Aatrox loves more than an intense duel. He's an honourable fighter and born into a somewhat nobel family. He was sent the mystic mountains due to his extraordinary fighting prowess.
Weapons- Dual Wielder (Infernal Drake Blade (Red Sword) & Conwell Sword (Silver sword)), Energy Projection, Spirit daggers
Ferver Of Battle| The longer Aatrox is in combat the more and more power his attacks gain. However when out of combat he looses all his stacked power.
Harsh Chaser| Throws a sword towards enemies which pulls them in.
Phantom Sword| Summon a Phantom Sword that follows and mimics your attacks for extra damage along with a chance to inflict critical strike.
Rage Cutter| Summon multiple swords from the ground. Summoned swords have a low chance to inflict Bleed to enemies.
Compact Counter| Use your swords to counter. Magical attacks and projectiles can be reflected for a short time when attempting to counter.
Sword Blasting| Execute a stab followed by 3 Conwell swords.
Blade Rain| Embody the power of Conwell into a huge sheath and summon a massive rain of blades.
Rage| Engulfs His body in a fiery aura which enhances all his skills and physical capabilities.
Ki Blasts| Can fire Ki.
Theme Song- ...
Extra- Is very close to his cousin Ignia, ever since they were children.
Personality- A born trickster as she loves to play pranks on everyone, she can be manipulative, funny, open to anyone and can sometimes be seductive.
Weapons- Spear, Energy Projection, Shuriken
Ki Blasts| Can fire ki
Fire Manipulation| Can manipulate fire
Flame warp| Can teleport a short distance as flame, cannot attack in this state
Ignite| Can set an opponent on a low damage flame which repeatedly burns the opponent.
Flame Charge| Her strongest attack, she becomes engulfed in a destructive fiery aura surounded by red electricity. She can then dark towards her target dealing mass damage, but is punished by draining a significant amount of her stamina.
Theme Song- ...
Extra- She's Aatrox's older cousin.
("..." Areas that are WIP)
Personality- Takeshi is rather quiet and reserved, and can come off as quite cool towards others, at the same time being extremely determined and head-strong. Takeshi is very skilled in combat, though can at times be overly independent in battle. He is usually very calm and collected, though rather polite towards those he respects and is very loyal towards the clan. He isn't one to give his trust easily and is very cold and ruthless towards his enemies and those he distrusts.
Weapons- Katana, Throwing Knives, Water Manipulation
Combination Attacks | The ability to perform a series of strikes and attacks in rapid succession.
Hydrokinetic Constructs | The elemental ability to create a wide variety of tools, objects, weapons, armor, animals, or appendages out of water.
Water Attacks | The ability to release/use water to preform various attacks.
Aqua Aura | The ability to surround oneself in water.
Crush- N/A for now
Theme Song- N/A for now
Voice- N/A for now
Extra- N/A for now
Personality- Hayami is a smart and clever girl, and can easily adapt in battle. She is one to be very serious about certain matters and can at times act rather harsh towards others, but she is actually rather kind-hearted and caring. Hayami is very respectful towards her seniors and very loyal towards those she trusts.
Though not the strongest in terms of brute strength, Hayami is very skilled in the areas she trains in and is very strong-willed and determined.
Weapons- Katana, Aura Manipulation, Air Infusion
Healing Aura | Can project an aura of healing and mending energies. Can heal or regenerate another.
Health Optimization | Ability to sense and assess a person's health and then heal the problems the user finds.
Air Infusion | The power to infuse air/wind into objects (usually a weapon) to empower and energize it.
Crush- N/A for now
Theme Song- N/A for now
Voice- N/A for now
Extra- N/A for now
-NOTE: I do NOT own either of the pictures above. all credit goes to the original artists.
Glad to see this rp being rebooted! I will use Fugio again
Appearance- He's a big boy, 6'8" Tall
Personality- Despite his appearance, Fugio is a gentle giant, shaped like a friend, friendly and nice to everyone. Not only that he's also a very intelligent and skilled ninja. As nice and sometime naive he is, he wouldn't let it get in a way of his missions. He will fight in battlefield and will ki.ll if nescessary to(even though he doesn't really like it)
Weapons- Basic Ninja kits; Kunais, Shurikens, bombs/explosives. He mainly use his own brute and Jutsu though
Skills- Various Water ninjutsu; kinda like water bending/manipulating except it can be used without water in the area example would be; Fill the area with water, crash enemies with huge wave, shaped water into giant creature(shark/dragon), water whip, pull enemies in with water tendril, water bullet, hydro blast, water vortex, surround oppenet's head or body within water ball, water hand, water wall, create stream etc.
Shark Form: Transform into a "shark" increase stamina and attack power, also enhance his movement, has thicker skin and sharper teeth.
Water breathing: Being half shark enable Fugio to breath in water anytime even without transforming into shark
Hand to hand combat expert: Fugio punch hard and fast for his size, not only that he learn to uses various style to match the oppenent; such as using soft art against someone bigger etc.
Strategy: Fugio is one smart cookie, he's good with analysis the situation and coming up with plans
Basic Ninja skill: Such as jumping to higher place, throwing skill, set up traps, using gadget and wire etc.
Crush- He's available
Theme Song- none
Extra- He's...part shark, which is why he covered himself in armor due to the lack of confident in his appearance, it was unclear how that happened...maybe from the power? maybe from the bloodline?
He's the grandson of some big name water using ninja who has passed already. He also have an older brother, Iwase Yukio (age 25), who's luckily look more human than him save for the gill, similar unnatural hair color and a little webby hands/feet. There's not really any tensions between them they're loving caring brothers, perhaps a little distance because Yukio is busy
Name- Mimori Maki
(you can see that I give up by the end, look at those legs XD)
Personality- Kind-hearted and see goodness in people to the point of being naive, just like Fugio she hate hurting/seeing people get hurt but she's determind to not take life and protect people she cares about, as good as it may sound it can result in her lack of will to hurt enemy
Weapons- Basic ninja kits; Shuriken, Kunai, explosive etc. She mainly used her power more which originated from the scroll she carried around
Skills- Mimori's skill come from the scroll she's carried around which carried the power of the fire dragon Karyu and Mimori family's sealing technique
Dragon dance: Mimori's main offensive skill but since it has short range of attack it also count as her defence too, She summons a small bright flame(that kinda shaped like small dragon) that would fly around her and follow her hand movement for an attack. She can't send him off for a range attack and can only get an enemy within certain radius. Karyu's very powerful and hit like a truck(and in most case, pierce) and almost indestructable(even with water) Having him fly around her also act as some sort of shield, protect everything that coming toward her.
Seal chain: Mimori can summon multiple chain from the scroll which can restain enemy movement, its not part of karyu's power but part of the scroll; sealing is Mimori's family's specialist.
Healing/stamina restoration: Dragon dance has its healing property, which is why having it fly around her can mend her wound and restore strength, she can send him off to fly around somebody else in order to heal them too (but she will be occupied and can't do anything else but focus/ have to stand next to the wounded)
Fire barrier: While Dragon dance can provide protection only for herself(or someone behind her), Fire barrier provide a wider protection. By having Karyu burst into flame and spreading thin to create a near invisible barrier made of fire. It did not reflect attack and instead incinirate whatever made contact to the barrier into nothing(even water). However, Karyu will be put to rest for a day therefore she can not use dragon dance again until then.
Nature sensing: Mimori was telepatically connected to Karyu and since Karyu was made of nature's chakra he understand nature. Kayru can tell Midori about the surrounding, what animal is saying and even made Mimori kinda charismatic amoung wild animals, like disney princess
Basic Ninja skill: Such as jumping to higher place, throwing skill, set up traps, using gadget and wire etc.
Hand to hand combat: She's also good at that but not often use it in battle
Crush- She has a npc boyfriend already(name's Takahiro) so she's not available.
Theme Song- none
Extra- Mimori's ancestor harness and store nature's chakra for themself, it's so strong it become sentient, become some sort of the powerful dragon-like creature called Karyu. It was separated into parts (which is why Mimori's Karyu is just a small palm size dragon made out of flameing chakra) and stored inside the scrolls that pass down for generations. Her family also have special kind of chakra that's strong enough to be able to control and uses Karura without any side effect.
Yamadori Takahiro is Maki's boyfriend can be simply describe as a black haired,lanky, glasses clad ninja in scarf and trechcoat. Despite not having those special Ki ability he still a pretty skilled ninja specilist in staff and archery.
Update: Add Maki's picture and change her last name from Midori to Mimori
add more info about Maki's boyfriend in the extra section
add fire barrier ability for Maki
((DISCLAIMER: NONE OF THE ARTS BELOW BELONGS TO ME.))
((Credits to Yusuke Kozaki and Intelligent System.))
Personality: Constantly overshadowed by his sister's talents, Takumi developed a bit of an inferiority complex that he covers up, keenly desiring recognition without being framed with Tiki's achievements. This fact serves him both strength and flaw; on one hand, this has spurred him to rigorously train which have made him a very skilled fighter. On the other hand, however, he closes himself to others, developing an aloof and unfriendly character as a result.
Takumi is also known to be a very cautious person as he harbors skepticism for anyone who fit as strangers to him. Despite this, he is known to be rather amiable and friendly towards those who have gained his trust.
Fujin Yumi: A divine bow which string and arrows manifest when used by its rightful wielder (see in Appearance).
Point Blank: Unlike most archers who need ample distance to attack, Takumi is capable of performing close ranged shoots.
Dragon Vein: This ability allows Takumi to alter terrains to change the outcome of the battle, such as drying up rivers, forming a bridge where there was nothing before and creating regeneration spots. Its usage consumes an immense amount of energy unless used in areas that thrive with spiritual or draconic power. Alternatively, others can channel their energy to empower the user. If used in areas flourished with darkness, its effect will be detrimental.
Other examples: freezes water bodies, summons lightning bolts, triggers a rock slide, creates cyclone, reveals hidden weapons (e.g. hidden spikes), temporarily changes dessert into plains. (Most of the effects are basically based on the four elements.)
((I couldn't upload the gif to tinypic so here's the LINK to an example of Dragon Vein usage.))
Seal Speed: Enemies in close range will have their speed decreased.
Vengeance: Occasionally, Takumi’s attack power is boosted by half of the damage he suffers. In other words, the more injured he is, the more dangerous he potentially becomes.
Airbending: Mostly used for mobility and defensive purpose.
Heightened Sense: Takumi can sense impending danger.
Dragon Shot: By channeling all his ki, Takumi can imbue his arrow with dragon-shaped pulse which delivers huge knockback and highly destructive blast. If charged to its utmost potential, his arrow can pass through all solid surfaces or barriers, dealing damage to any enemies that come in contact with it. The former takes a lot of time to charge while the latter greatly depletes his energy.
Crush: I'll most likely make him single due to some stuffs.
Theme Song- TBD
Alongside his sister, Tiki, Takumi is an outsider. The two were taken into the clan recently. In return of the shelter given to them, the siblings hone their skills and use it to serve the clan, be it fighting or household skills. They never speak of the reason they join the clan, nor do the Masters and The Grand Master.
Takumi seemingly harbors some kind of hatred for his younger sister. People speculate that it might be caused by his jealousy over Tiki’s prodigious skills. In truth, he actually has mixed feelings for her. On one hand, he loves her as his beloved little sister but on the other hand, his jealousy shroudes his heart.
Takumi often sneaks out at night to practice dancing.
((Credits to Ito Noizi and Intelligent Systems.))
Personality: Despite having a rough background, Tiki lacks cynicism and cruelty and is instead imbued with somewhat childish traits. However, she is also immensely astute in observing situations she is involved with, adeptly adjusting her behavior to the occasion. An optimist, she smiles a lot even in difficult times, reinvigorating and giving hope to people that everything will be alright.
Tiki is also known to be humble even though she is considered to be a prodigy to the point of obliviousness. She hardly acknowledges her abilities to be superior, constantly saying that her brother deserves the praise which, unbeknown to her, irritates him.
Raijinto: A divine katana enveloped in lightning crackles. Allows its user to attack distant enemies by shooting a bolt of lightning. Tiki’s personal weapon.
Stilettos: Tiki carries spring-loaded holsters fashioned to look like normal bracers which held small arrow-like stilettos that she could fire off in a single gesture. These darts are usually fired with such velocity that they have the potential to pierce wood.
Firebending: The ability to manipulate fire. She mostly uses lightning-based attacks, though.
Dire Thunder: This ability allows Tiki to enhance her weapons with dragon-shaped pulse.
Lifetaker: Tiki is able to absorb a small amount of her enemies’ life essence after defeating them, recovering herself or her ki.
Seal Resistance: Enemies in close range will have their resistance against magic-based attacks decreased.
Dragon Vein: Just like Takumi, Tiki is capable of altering terrains; however, she can only create regeneration spots as she hasn't mastered it well.
Heightened Sense: Tiki can sense impending danger.
Sol: Occasionally, Tiki can heal herself or her ki from half the damage she dealt. It's basically the stronger form of Lifetaker, the difference being Sol not guaranteed.
Ignis: Occasionally, the damage Tiki deals is boosted by half of her attack power.
Note that when Tiki's ki is charged up, she can't use Ignis and Sol at the same time.
Crush: No will do.
Theme Song: TBD
Tiki knows full well that her brother detests her. Nevertheless, she adores him as if his resentment didn’t exist. Takumi, of course, always brushes off her affection but Tiki holds hope that he doesn’t truly abhor her as he takes care of her and lets her call him “brother".
Tiki is left-handed.
Contrary to her brother, Tiki sleeps a lot and easily gets sleepy.
Tiki woke up to a rather loud bang. She grunted, irritated that her sleep was disturbed, covering her head with her blanket. She heard footsteps, the curtains cleaved apart, and the windows opened. She enfolded herself more into the blanket, especially around her head, leaving her legs exposed to the chilly air morning. She soon felt someone sat on her bed, gently shaking her shoulder.
"Wake up, Tiki. It's almost five," she heard the figure coaxing her. Their tone was somewhat harsh but Tiki paid no mind to it.
"Five...more...minutes," Tiki sleepily muttered.
"No will do. Get up now before I change your warm water with a freezing cold one."
Tiki reluctantly gets up, pouting when her eyes met with her brother's reddish amber ones, "You do know what happened last time when I bathed with cold water in the early morning, don't you? I caught a really bad flu that left me lying helplessly for three days straight!"
"Which is why I threatened you," Takumi uttered nonchalantly, getting up and leaving the room, "I'm serious. If you dare to lie your head on the pillow again, heat the water yourself."
"Alright, I'm up, I'm up!" Tiki shouted as she hopped off her bed, almost tripping on her night dress. Groggily, she walked over to her bathing tools, all neatly stacked inside a wooden bucket. Peeking inside, the green-haired girl noticed a fresh towel at the bottom of it which she most certainly didn't remember being there. Her mind quickly shifted to a certain long silver-haired man. Takumi must had put it for her discreetly somehow. Smiling at the thought, Tiki joyfully skipped to the bathroom.
"Brother, it's only fifteen past four in the morning. Why did you wake me up so early?" Tiki asked after she took her bath. She was now dressed in her usual attire, her long green hair tied up. She took a seat on a cushion, elbows resting on the tatami table before her as she watched Takumi preparing something in the kitchen.
"Nothing in particular. I just want to serve this while it's still fresh from the kitchen." Takumi walked over to the table, a tray in hand. He knelt down and put the wooden object on the table.
"Woah, wagashi! I didn't know you could make this," Tiki remarked in awe, admiring the intricate flower-shaped confectionery. A few of them even looked like water droplets.
"I've been practicing. Seems like it paid off," Takumi said coolly, sipping his green tea.
"They're so beautiful." Tiki picked up a lily-shaped wagashi. It was a white lily embellished in pale blue. "This one looks like Naga's Bell."
"Because it is."
Tiki took her time scrutinizing the sweets one by one, sighing in content every time she did so. "By the Gods, they are just so beautiful I can't bring myself to eat it."
"If you don't eat them, I'll take it as a personal offense," Takumi curtly said, taking the wagashi Tiki was holding before putting it in his mouth.
"Hey, I was about to eat that one!" Tiki protested.
"Well, you took too long to do so," Takumi said after he swallowed the treat, "By the way, your ears are pointing out again."
"Oh?" Tiki reached to her ear, feeling its abnormal pointy edge rubbing against her fingers, "Ah, I didn't realize it. Thanks for telling me." The green-haired girl slightly waved her hand near her ear, transforming them to a pair of normal ones.
"Don't be reckless next time. We can't afford anyone else knowing," Takumi sighed into his tea, "Well, eat up. We have to get to the training grounds at five a.m. sharp and we haven't geared up yet."
"Oh yeah, I almost forgot," Tiki swallowed her sweets before continuing, "When did you wake up? This thing must have taken a lot of time to make."
"That's none of your concern," Takumi replied curtly, sipping his tea.
Frankly, Tiki didn't even need to ask. She knew that wagashi took a heck of time to make, especially by someone who wasn't used to it. Takumi most likely woke up in the middle of the night just to make these for her. The thought of it made her happy and she subconsciously smiled. Takumi could be sweeter than wagashi sometimes.
"What are you smiling at?"
By the time the two arrived in the training grounds, they were ten minutes early. Only a few people were there, some chatting while the others warm up. Neither Kaio nor Kaze were present which was understandable since it was still a little early. Takumi opted to get the head start as usual, practicing his shots with his trusty bow on several training dummies. He practiced shooting multiple arrows at once, failing three times before successfully performed the shot flawlessly.
Phew! Nice growth! What a relief, Takumi thought to himself, smiling slightly. Last time, he could only shoot three at once but now he could shoot five. The silver-haired young man turn to his sister who was talking with an older ninja casually. Takumi knew the man was a stranger to Tiki but they talked as if they were close friends. Just another of Tiki's abilities; socializing.
She dawdles all the time yet her fighting prowess matches up to me, higher even, he bitterly thought as he pulled the arrows, eyes focused on the five dummies in front of him, If only, if only she was no prodigy. Indignantly, Takumi clutched the glowing arrows before letting them go. The arrows pierced through the five arrows stuck on the dummies, splitting each of them in perfect half.
Perhaps things would've ended up in a different way.
((I should really stop making cliche stuffs.))
Homura woke from her sleep at 4:30, a little earlier than most others. Silently walking down the steps of her small apartment in this Dojo. The red haired ninja, yawned as began to descend the flight of stairs and stretched her arms. She was dressed in a traditional red kimono, decorated with a flower like design in the lower half.
Homura slid the door to her room open, the doors at the dojo had no lock so anyone could walk in whenever they desired however everyone here was disciplined enough not to do so.
"What a beautiful sight" Homura remarked with a gentle smile, looking at the pre-dawn sky. The ninja walked down towards the bamboo fountain to wash her face and hands before she prepared to cook herself some breakfast.
The water was cold and refreshing, it soothed Homura when it met her skin as she washed her face. "Ah, mountain water is the best", after washing her hands and face she cupped her hands and let the water fill inside. Her hands felt at ease as they began to fill with water fresh from the mountain stream, Homura stared at the water and watched it ripple before taking several sips of the water. Once she was satisfied, she wiped away any excess water that was left around her mouth with the back of her hand before heading back into her room.
Opening up the cupboard, Homura withdrew a jar containing green leaves. The jar was sealed with a golden lid, which Homura took off before removing several leaves. Walking over to the stove, she placed a pan filled with water on the stove to heat it up. It took a while, but eventually the water was heated to a suitable temperature. She carefully poured the hot water into a decorated, ceramic cup before adding the leaves and the stirring the mixture with a wooden stick forming green tea. Homura raised the cup of tea with both hands and recited a minor prayer before slowly sipping away at it.
"The moon's beauty makes me envious, that marvelous spectacle which just hangs in the sky providing light amidst the darkness which befalls us" Jiren remarked, whilst sat up on the roof of his room gazing upon the moon. The dark haired ninja used one hand to vault himself off of the roof, landing gracefully on the floor. He slid both his hands into the pockets of his white jacket and walked casually over to the lake of purity that was located just outside the dojo walls. The moon's reflection illuminated the calm and stagnant water which was before him, the lake was filled with snow white Lilly pads. Jiren starred at the water for a brief period, before undressing and neatly folding his clothes and placing them on the side before he slipped inside lake. The ninja had made it regular practice to take a dip before training. "Kaio-Sama usually pops down as well, I wonder where he is today. Oh well, I have no doubt there's a valid reason" Jiren remarked regarding his master, the master who trained him since birth and enabled him to become the accomplished fighter he is today. Jiren leaned his back against the wall and submerged himself so that only his neck and above was visible and shut his eyes as he attempted to enter a clear state of mind.
Aatrox was laying on his bed, resting his head on the palm of both his hands and was looking up at the ceiling. One of his legs was bent as he starred motionlessly, it was almost as if he was dead. "Hmph!", The spiky, red haired ninja vaulted himself out of his bed by launching both his feet upwards. "Man I'm starving, as usual. Food is probably one of the things which rivals my passion for an intense battle, hehe!" He joked to himself. The staircase in his room took a path outside, on his way down he noticed another red haired ninja but was a female. Her name was Homura, certainly one of the more adept Ninjas here her abilities were all unique and made her difficult to take down in a 1v1 duel. Aatrox was constantly thinking about fighting, even during his spare times he'd always think of ways to improve himself as a fighter. He also noticed arguably the best student ninja at the dojo, Jiren-Senpai, sitting on the top of the roof to his room but he then leaped off but towards the outside of the dojo causing Aatrox to loose sight of him. Aatrox smirked as he continued down the stairway to the bottom floor of his room, he eagerly rushed into the kitchen at the sound of his grumbling stomach. "Hmm...What should I cook today? I know, I'll make fried egg curry with rice!" Aatrox enthusiastically said, gathering all the required ingredients...
Takeshi raised a green ceramic teacup up to his slightly parted lips, tipping the dish back slightly to allow for the last of the contents to trickle into his mouth. Having finished his tea, Takeshi gently set the now-empty cup on the low table he sat at, stacking it atop the other cleared dishes and setting them all to the side to later be washed. The young man wasn't paricularly fond of cooking so early in the day but he knew making and eating a good breakfast vastly improved his morning training as well as gave him much of the energy he needed throughout the day.
Takeshi got to his feet, pulling and gathering the majority of his long black hair behind his head and tying it into place. Already dressed and already armed except for his katana, the man picked the weapon up and attached it to his person before leaving his room and making his way down towards the training grounds.
Takeshi always preferred to arrive at training grounds slightly early in the morning, but there were already a few that had gathered around in the area before him before him. Takeshi didn't pay much attention, though some had begun to train early most seemed to be chatting as they waited for the Masters, Kaio and Kaze, to arrive.
The young man walked over towards the training dummies, fluidly pulling out his katana once he came to a stop in front of the nearest one. Takeshi held the sword high up by the side of his face in a starting stance, taking a breath and releasing it before beginning his first attack on the the dummy.
Takeshi swiftly sliced downward in the style of a 'monk's robe' cut before quickly carving his sword across the abdomen area. He quickly stepped to the side of the fake body, jabbing his sword in for a wrist cut before going in for an upward cut similar to his first move. He again appeared in front of the dummy, slashing it across the chest once more with his sword.
As Takeshi began becoming more alert while he exercised, both him and his attacks sped up. His katana had made numerous gashes across the dummy, cutting it up more and more until he preformed his last attack; a straight down head cut.
The dummy split almost exactly down the middle, all the way down towards the waist area. Takeshi swung his sword down to rest by his side before lifting it back up and slipping it into it's saya behind his back. He turned his head to examine his work on the training doll, taking note of how even though almost all his attacks had gone as had planned, one of the slices he had preformed cutting across the chest appeared rather sloppy, not having cut into the doll as much as he had wanted nor was it as precise and on point as he had been aiming for. He tsked slightly under his breath, silently scolding himself for his careless work.
Hayami blearily opened her eyes, letting them fall closed for a few moments longer before forcing herself out of her warmth of her bankets and into the slight chill of early morning. Suppressing a slight shiver, Hayami began making and folding up her futon, settling it against the far wall and out of the center of the room.
The young woman next padded softly across the room, her footsteps muffled by the tatami mats under her bare feet. Stepping into the bathroom adjoining her room, Hayami briefly examined herself in the mirror before she went about washing her face and dressing. Lastly she picked up an ornate brush, pulling the bristles through her short pink hair until she was content with the appearance and lack of tangles in it.
Tucking a few stray strands behind her ears, Hayami exited the washroom and finally made her way over to where she stored her weapons and medicine pouches. Sitting on a wooden desk sat a stand holding up a katana and sitting beside it were two small, identical bags. Nestled securely inside each pouch contained various healing items; medical herbs, a small assortment of medicine vials and salves, bandages, as well as several other items and objects.
Hayami tied a pouch to either side of the belt fastened around her waist, letting the bags come to rest against her hips while she put a hand out to grip the hilt of the katana still resting, ready to use, on its stand atop the desk. She picked the weapon up, staring at the delicate flower-patterned design decorating the scabbard.
The young woman expertly attached the katana at her side before walking to the door of her room, slipping on her shoes before sliding the door open and exiting the room.
By time she arrived to her destination, all remaining sleepiness has vanished and her pink eyes were wide as she glanced across the grounds, taking in the area and the other early risers. She noticed a familiar dark haired young man, a few years younger than herself, with his own katana already out. Having already seemingly destroyed a training dummy to his left, he seemed to be scrutinizing his work on the now demolished training doll. Hayami lifted a hand briefly in greeting, waving it slightly for Takeshi to notice. Her movement caught his eye and though he didn't wave back, he nodded to her in acknowledgement before turning away to begin his training against another dummy.
Mimori Maki was jerk awoken with a gasp, eyes stare at the dark ceiling above. As she sat up on her matress, the girl tried and failed through her sleepy daze to recreate the image of her dream that perhaps might be the reason of her abrupt end of slumber only to feel the restlessness of her ancient dragon companion, so this is why
Ryu-chan? what happened? She asked tried to suppress her urge to yawn, but this time Karyu gave her a silent treatment, she could still feel him pacing about inside her head, clearly bother by something but made no attempt to give her answer just yet either. Maki signed. She doesn't like this feeling of dreadfulness hanging in the air. Well, she might as well got up now, it was nearly the time for the morning drill either way. Once she properly got up, dressed up and heading towardthe training ground. All her concern from earlier vanish almost instantly once she spot the lanky form of Takahiro leaning against the rail, waiting for her arrival.
Takahiro's face lit up as he turned to her "Good morning, Maki-san. Do you have a nice rest last night?"
She ignored the feeling earlier for now and hum back at him happily. The couple began to walk to ward the training ground together. It wasn't really ninja like to take their time walking like this or to be in a relationship at all but the young lovers doesn't care. With this cold morning air they just need each others' warm by their side.
Once they reached their destination, serveral other ninja were there already, some started early on the dummies before Kaio or Kaze-senei arrive. Maki spotted the Iwase borthers and waved at them. the younger Iwase noticed them and greeted back, the older one just gave an actknowledging scoff "Good morning, Mimori-san, Yamadori-kun"
Weapons- Spear, Energy Projection, Throwing stars
Blossom blast- Creates an orb of highly destructive ki that can be fired at an enemy
Petal teleportation- Can teleport around in the form a cherry blossom petals
Spirit Spear- Can create a spear identical to her physical spear created from her Ki, making it appear to be made of pure energy violet and pink in colour. This spear cannot harm one's physical body but can strike their spiritual body.
Cherry Blossom Storm- Creates a vortex of cherry blossom leaves created by her energy, it brings in all surrounding enemies and repeatedly strikes them dealing mass damage.
Theme Song- TBD
Extra- Has a twin sister named...(TBD, Featheronfire will control her other half)
Personality- Daiji is the type of guy who will follow the order of his superiors without questions. He's a very loyal and trustworthy individual.
Weapons- Katana, Energy Projection, Throwing stars
Dark Ki-Can utilize his dark ki, but has to restrain it's full potential due to the evil influences it can have on the user.
Sword Play-Can briefly control an enemies movement for a split second, but can only use this every so often.
Dark wave-Can send a wave of dark ki in all direction dealing moderate damage and knocking anyone hit by the wave back.
From Darkness-Is at full power during the Moon's presence.
Theme Song- TBD
After 15 minutes of cooking, Aatrox's irregularly large breakfast was prepared. Other's were surprised on how he could even fill himself with such a huge meal in the morning, but Aatrox had quite the appetite compared to some of the other ninjas. Clasping his hands and shutting his eyes the eyes before uttering a short prayer, "Thanks for the food!" He said to himself eagerly, immediately rushing through the plate. He had awful table manners since he ate so much faster than most others, but luckily he'd only eat so fast when he's alone. It's one of the reasons Aatrox hates gatherings since he is unable to enjoy the food to it's fullest as he was required to follow proper table etiquette. It didn't take the young ninja long to devour the bowl, once he'd finished he patted his stomach "Man, I'm stuffed! Well it's time for my morning workout" Aatrox commented, stretching his arms upwards as he made the final remark. Aatrox walked outside and shut the sliding door behind him, when he looked around he saw that he wasn't the first up...well maybe it's because no-one else eats breakfast like he does. He could see Takeshi, a ninja roughly a year older than him working on the training dummies though he had an expression of displeasure despite his nearly perfect strikes, he was such a self-critical individual...not that Aatrox wasn't guilty of that himself, though Aatrox actually liked being flawed as it served as his motive to improve. He noticed a girl wave towards Takeshi, known as Hiyami though he merely responded with a nod.
In another direction, Midori and Takahiro were walking together towards the training ground together. They two were older than Aatrox, come to think of it he was one of the youngest ninjas in training. Looking around he noticed that neither Masters Kaio nor Kaze were present, even if it were early you could still have spotted them by now.
"Aatrox", a feminine voice called from behind.
The red haired ninja spun his head around, giving an unimpressed expression as he saw the figure.
"Oh, hey there cousin Ignia" He greeted.
"Well don't look so lively, aren't you happy to see me" Ignia replied sarcastically.
"...I see you everyday" Aatrox replied bluntly.
"I know, but sti-...Never mind, gosh you can be so grumpy sometimes cant you"
Aatrox grunted at her remark, but didn't respond with words. The Red haired ninja proceeded to walk towards one of the available training dummies.
"Alright here goes" He said, before unleashing a barrage of swings upon the dummy but halted the blade before it could cut too deep into the training dummy. Aatrox flipped over the dummy and darted from side to side, in an attempt to mimic what may happen in a real-life situation, dodging before delivering a counter attack. However suddenly, just as Aatrox was about to complete his combo the dummy set a blaze and was reduced to ashes in a matter of seconds. "What the...!?"
"Ignia! Why'd you go do that for!" Aatrox shouted angrily as Ignia was found to be the culprit.
"Hmm? Aren't I allowed to train as well? I'm sure those dummies are for everyone" She cockily replied, sniggering in between her sentence.
"Well you could've waited for me to finish! Sheesh" Aatrox scolded, face palming at the end of his sentence. Although Aatrox was a younger age, Ignia was still more immature than he was she'd been so since birth, she was an overly excited individual.
Realizing there were few dummies left, Aatrox didn't want to waste the rest as they needed to be saved for anyone else who may want to use them but still wanted to do a little early morning training. His eyes became fixed on Takeshi. "Takeshi-Kun, you wouldn't mind if I help you out with your training would you?" Aatrox offered, he then picked up two wooden swords. Looking at the training dummy Takeshi trained against, the nearly every mark was cut to precision with exception of the one across the chest area, he launched a third wooden training stick in the air hoping Takeshi would catch it in acceptance. The wooden stick was given as a precaution, Aatrox had little doubt in Takeshi's skill but in the end we are mere mortals who are capable of error. "You can practice that same sequence against me Takeshi-Kun, I'll defend".
Before Takeshi could begin pulling his katana back out of it's saya he heard someone call his name from behind. Turning to the side, Takeshi noticed Aatrox walking across the training grounds toward him.
"Takeshi-kun," Aatrox greeted, stooping to pick up two wooden practice swords. "You wouldn't mind if I help you out with your training, would you?" The red-head grabbed a third sword, this time tossing the training weapon in Takeshi's direction. Takeshi quickly lifted a hand to seize the flying object out of the air.
"You can practice that same sequence against me, Takeshi-Kun," Aatrox continued. "I'll defend".
"Not at all," Takeshi answered in response to Aatrox's first question, nodding his head in acceptance to the offer. "Arigatou, Aatrox-kun." He thanked the other. Takeshi wanted to figure out how to improve where he had earlier failed in his attack and perhaps preforming it once more against a real opponent would aid him in better controlling the strike, especially with the factors of blocking and dodging involved. And though Aatrox was slightly younger than Takeshi himself, the red-headed ninja was by far one of the most skilled ninja in the clan.
Takeshi bowed his head in respect to Aatrox, as well as to indicate he was ready to begin the combat training. Takeshi straightened up, lifting the wooden sword up in a starting stance much like the one he had earlier held before going in for his first attack.
The dark haired ninja quickly sped forward, swiftly swinging the wooden sword towards his opponent. The attack was aimed at Aatrox's chest, swinging vertically upward, before he immediately went in for a slash across the abdomen, waiting to see how Aatrox would defend the swift assault.
Takeshi bowed to Aatrox, as did Aatrox in return. Immediately after he lifted his head, the red-head took up a defensive stance and waited for Takeshi to strike. The dark haired ninja quickly sped forward, swiftly swinging the wooden sword towards him. Aatrox could see the attack coming in towards abdomen, as a dual wielder Aatrox had an advantage in defending as he could defend more area. He quickly placed one of the wooden swords horizontally across his abdomen. The two pieces of wood clashed forming a loud clicking sound. As soon as the sound faded, Aatrox rolled by the side of Takeshi and stood with his knees bent slightly behind him, he then crossed his swords forming a defensive X-like shape over the upper half of his body.
"Your fast Takeshi-Kun! Had I not been a dual-wielder I'm almost certain I would've been hit!" Aatrox complimented in the middle of their battle.
Ignia was stood watching from the side, from the corner of her eye she noticed Kaze's presence. "He's here, I didn't even feel him arrive. He's awfully silent, he appears to be observing Aatrox and Takeshi" Ignia thought to herself, quickly turning her attention back to Aatrox and Takeshi as they practiced set sparring.
Homura soon finished her tea, getting up and heading towards the closet. She pulled out her tight black training outfit and quickly changed into it before finally putting on her corset and wrapping her neck with her red scarf. She lifted her sword from the traditional sword pedestal. She looked at the blood red and black blade as it glistened from the light of the lamp. Walking outside she noticed there were already a number of people already there, some had already started training. "Takeshi-San and and Aatrox-San have already begun training" She remarked. Looking around she noticed Master Kaze watching from a distance, it was odd behavior for him, by now he'd have approached us all. "I wonder what's up with him?" She said. The red-head walked out into the main training field and sat down with one bent leg and the other one stretched out, resting her left arm on the bent leg. She began observing Takeshi's and Aatrox's training. "Despite his young age Aatrox-San is a deadly opponent, his power can reach unbound heights. A truly terrifying adversary. Whereas Takeshi-San is an incredibly skilled individual" Homura thought to herself as she watched.
The senior student finished bathing in the lake of purity, pulling himself out he quickly put on his folded clothes. Suddenly he could sense Kaze-Sama's energy nearby, he must've arrived. The dark haired ninja walked up to behind the wall he could sense Kaze-Sama's energy come from. "Shadow phase" He uttered coolly, the ninja moved forward as his physical body turned shadow like and passed through the wall and rematerialized beside Kaze-Sama.
"Kaze-Sama, greetings" He said bowing. "Do you know where Kaio-Sama is?", he then proceeded to ask.
As Mimori and Yamadori joinedd up with the Iwase Brothers, their attentions were shifted toward to sound of wooden crash, while there're plenty of these sound coming from the ninja that began their practice with the dummies, this one was more stand out, thanks to the form of Aatrox and Takeshi colliding into each other.
"Well looks like someone's in a hurry" Yukio commented dryly
"I guess there are some of us who's pretty eager to train more than the others" Said Fugio
"We can do it too if you want" Mimori chirped in causing Fugio and Takahiro to look at her
"you kids go on ahead, I will go have some chat" the older Iwase waved his hand around before pocket it and walk off. His eyes focusing on Kaze and Jiren briftly. Since Yukio's older and in the higher rank they didn't get to practice together that often "Oh okay," Fugio called after before he signed and muttered"Brother has been working pretty hard" He suspect the possibly of Yukio and Jiren has some sort of rivalry going on, one side at least. They obseved the sparing between the boys quietly while left Mimori's suggestion hanging in the air, partly because Kaze-sensei was already there and the daily training might start soon (and the other part being that they still need one more person if they want to paired up with no one being left out). It made Fugio wondered a bit too about the way the master has yet to make himself known.
Aatrox placed one of the wooden swords horizontally across his abdomen when Takeshi went for the slash. The wooden weapon in Takeshi's hand clanked against the one Aatrox used to block with and the latter of the two immediately rolled to the side after the two pieces of wood had struck together. He lowered his stance and crossed his swords defensively in front of his body.
"Your fast, Takeshi-Kun!" Aatrox said, still in his defensive stance. "Had I not been a dual-wielder I'm almost certain I would've been hit!"
"And your defense is very formidable," Takeshi commended as he ran his mind through the list of scenarios on how to preform his next move. He subconsciously could tell that a few ninja were watching their sparring match but he didn't pay them much mind as he quickly figured out what next to do against Aatrox's defense, as the latter had managed to block the majority of his upper body. Takeshi knew he had little to no chance at all of breaking through Aatrox's strong block based only on his own strength alone.
Takeshi sped closer, purposely hitting his sword against Aatrox's several times in quick succession before moving towards the red-haired ninja's left side, both hands on the wooden sword as he too lowered his stance and swiped his sword horizontally in attempt to hit Aatrox's leg and possibly knock him slightly off balance. However, Takeshi made sure to not lower his body too near to the ground in case the move didn't work and if he needed to jump back up to rebound with another, second swift attack right after.
Weapons- Spear and more tbd
Crush- Same as Sakura
Theme Song- Tbd when I have the time to find one
Weapons- Bow and arrow
Theme Song- Tbd when I have the time to find one
Extra- Is blind
Takeshi began striking Aatrox's firm guarding swords several times, he clearly lacked the strength to break through it
"Takeshi-kun, what are you doing? you do realize that's not going to work don't you?" Aatrox questioned. Unexpectedly Takeshi sped to the side of Aatrox and swung a sword towards his leg.
"Argh!", it was all a distraction as he made Aatrox lower with guard with his useless attempt to strike through his swords. Aatrox tried to swing one sword to defend his unguarded leg but wasn't fast enough. The wooden sword struck the back of Aatrox's leg causing him to loose balance and fall backwards slightly. The red-head quickly executed a backwards roll and he fell lowering the impact of hitting the ground before pushing himself back up with one arm. "I ought to be more careful, if that had been a real sword I would've lost my leg" Aatrox thought to himself, narrowing his eyes. This time standing in a different stance, he placed one sword horizontally over his chest and pointed the other towards Takeshi, preparing to parry his next attack.
Sakura walked over to her twin sister's bed across the room and gently began shaking her to wake up.
"Sumire, get up, we must get ready soon. Kaio-Sama and Kaze-Sama will be waiting outside for us soon, and we mustn't be late" She explained softly in Sumire's ears. "Unfortunately I myself woke a little later than usual today, so I was unable to prepare something for us to eat and there's not enough time for me to begin" Sakura apologized.
“Mmk. Good morning, Onee-chan,” Sumire said as she got up into a sitting position.
"Good morning to you to" Sakura replied, sitting at her bedside.
The younger twin stretched and blinked her eyes open. She smiled at the sight of Sakura. “I’ll change now. We can eat later.”
"Very well, I'll be waiting in the next room (assuming they live on one floor)", Sakura informed as she stood up.
"Hopefully our morning training wont be too strenuous, so that we don't lack the sufficient amount of energy" Sakura said whilst leaving the room. Once in the next room, Sakura slid the door open slightly and peered outside in the little gap.
"Hmm, seems like some of them have already began some early morning training" She said as she saw two boys sparring. "Well it's probably alright for them, assuming they've probably already had something to eat".
As Aatrox began questioning Takeshi's choice of attacking the dual wielder's steady guard, Takeshi's stike against the back of Aatrox's leg managed to knock the red-head off balance.
Aatrox began to fall but softened his drop against the ground by rolling backwards. He quickly got back to is feet and repositioned a sword protectively across his chest, but this time he left his other sword pointed outwards, ready to fend off Takeshi's next set of attacks.
I managed to catch him off guard, Takeshi thought as he positioned his own sword in front of his body, having regained his own footing after sliding away from Aatrox during the latter's fall. Takeshi gripped the wooden hilt of his sword in both hands, eyes scanning across Aatrox's new guarding posture.
But he knows I can't break through his block by sheer force, and now he's ready to ward off anything like what I just used against him.
Takeshi rushed forward once more, meeting Aatrox's waiting sword with his own, another loud clack sounding as wood hit against wood.
My attacks are faster but if I can't break through this block, they're useless... Takeshi thought through gritted teeth, pushing upward against the other's sword. Takeshi kept the stance, his sword pushing up on the other before he let his own drop down suddenly, quickly darting to the side. He aimed his sword to slide behind the one Aatrox held outwards to defend with, using his strength to try forcing it closer to the ground though doing so allowed Takeshi's own sword to loosen slightly in his grasp due to the sudden change of position.
Takeshi rushed forward once more, meeting Aatrox's waiting sword in another clash. The dark-haired ninja pushed upwards against Aatrox's sword before suddenly dropping his own. Aatrox's opponent quickly darted to his side, aiming his sword to slide behind the one the red-head was holding outwards and attempted to use his strength to force it to the ground. Aatrox wouldn't allow it, he noticed a minor weakness which could be exploited, the dark-haired ninja's grip loosened.
"Sorry, Takeshi-Kun, I know I said I'd only defend. But there's a clear weakness which I wish to make clear to you with the intention of helping you improve. Please forgive me" Aatrox said whilst, using his second sword to smash down on Takeshi's causing it to shake violently, loosening it's grip even further. Immediately after, the red-head used this other sword to fling Takeshi's sword out of his hands. It spun in the air before it crashed back on to the ground.
(Sorry for that, but I'm assuming u wanted Takeshi to loose control over his sword since he loosened his grip. Again, sorry if u didn't want that)
However, Aatrox knew his opponent was still not defenseless, he was a hydrokinetic making him a dangerous foe even without his sword. Hence, Aatrox aimed a sharp and precise kick straight towards Takeshi's temple to knock him out.
Just a Aatrox's foot was about to strike Takeshi's face a voice called out, Aatrox knew it was directed towards them so he was able to suspend his foot in the air for a brief second before dropping it to the ground.
Aatrox looked from the corner of his eyes, and saw Master Kaze approach, he quickly bowed towards Takeshi.
"That was a great fight Takeshi-Kun, let's spar again in the future" The red-head complimented.
"it's nothing but sure, whatever" Yukio shruged as he mumbled, eyeing the older man. Fugio and the teens became more tense as their teachers made his official arrival and annouced the time of the training
"They are pretty impressive huh, Aatrox and Takeshi-kun" Fugio commented to his friends
((short reply, don't really have any idea at the moment, also I actually just try to get Yukio out of the way because I feel like it would be a little weird for him to be an adult hanging around teenagers(plus he's a npc) all while suggesting that he's in the higher level/rank/class(if that's even a thing here and if you don't mind) Honestly I have no idea what's he going to talk to about other than greetings X"D whoops))
((no, it's good! and yeah, that's what I was going for.))
"Sorry, Takeshi-Kun, I know I said I'd only defend. But there's a clear weakness which I wish to make clear to you with the intention of helping you improve. Please forgive me." Aatrox uttered suddenly before smashing his sword downwards on Takeshi's, the hilt loosening in latter's palm at the jarring impact.
Takeshi sucked a breath in sharply through his teeth, attempting to regain his grip on the weapon but Aatrox managed to knock the wooden sword from his hand. The sword spun through the air for a moment before clattering against the ground.
The dark-haired ninja didn't allow his eyes to follow the trail of the weapon, knowing that without the sword he would have to begin using his hydrokinetic abilities if he wished to defend himself. Takeshi threw his hands up as Aatrox began swinging his foot towards his face.
But before either Aatrox's strike hit point or Takeshi could manage to block, a voice suddenly called out, causing both ninja to pause.
Aatrox's foot stopped moving before it could impact it's target, suspended in mid-air for a moment before the red-head lowered it to the ground. Takeshi lowered his arms and looked towards where the voice had come from and noticing Master Kaze was walking up to the front of the training ground.
"Five minutes 'till training begins!" The teacher announced. Takeshi straightened on his feet as Aatrox bowed towards him.
"That was a great fight, Takeshi-Kun, let's spar again in the future." The red-head said. Takeshi bowed in turn.
"Indeed. I must thank you for spotting the error in my form." Takeshi replied before lifting his head back up. "This spar certainly helped me figure out where I still need to improve."
[Jiren] Master Kaze requested that Jiren go and collect Zed. Jiren didn't speak a word, but bowed as he left to collect the white haired ninja. It was quite a long walk, The sacred temple Zed resides in a quite far from the rest of the dojo. But with Jiren's speed it didn't take him long despite having slowed down significantly. The the large emerald doors to the temple opened a long snake like dragon statue situated in the Centre of the room in the middle of a fountain was over watching him as he entered. Behind the dragon was a shrine and in the Centre was a mystical green sphere, within the sphere a figure was visible. When Jiren approached closer, he could see a young boy with his legs tucked into his chest and his arm wrapping around them, his eyes were closed as he slept.
"Zed!" Jiren called out, before dropping to his knees in respect. He was instructed by Master Kaio and Master Kaze to treat Zed with the utmost respect though he didn't know the reason why. Sure the boy was talented but he certainly wasn't the best ninja on the mountain, so why is it that he is owed such treatment?
[Homura] Takeshi and Aatrox's duel was rather intense despite neither of them going all out. It truly was a marvelous spectacle. When it came to sheer power, Aatrox is arguably the most powerful on the mountain due to his ability infinitely rise in power. But when it came to finesse Takeshi appears superior. It made Homura wonder, had it been a real dual with no limitations, who would come out on top? Suddenly, in the middle of her thought an all too familiar voice called out. It was master Kaze. He requested that the two boys stopped and explained there was little time before training session starts. Homura stood up and dusted down her clothes. The red head grabbed the handle of the sword firmly with both hands and positioned directly in the Centre of her body so that to those looking it separated each half of her face equally. He eyes narrowed as she looked as the blade glisten in the sunlight. Both Takeshi and Aatrox are formidable fighters, I cant fall to far behind either of them. No, I'm not behind them at the moment, and I don't plan to any time soon. I must keep training, I must become the most powerful ninja on the face of this planet! For my family! The Red-Head told herself.
"Not an issue" Aatrox responded, lifting his head. "Your like that, aren't you?" The red-head commented as Takeshi mentioned how spotting his mistake would help him improve. "Well, I'm off to get a drink, see ya later!".
Aatrox arrived at the bamboo fountain, he knelt down and cupped his hand before placing it under the water. The water rapidly filled in Aatrox's hands, the red-head immediately sipped it all at once. He felt at ease as the cold, refreshing and calm mountain water rushed down his throat. Looking up, he noticed something change in the scenery. When Aatrox first arrived there was nothing stood at the entrance to stairway leading to the Dragon Temple, however now there stood a black figure with seemingly nine tails.
"Kaio-Sama?" He muttered to himself. "What was he doing at the Dragon Temple? He never usually goes there" Aatrox asked himself.