The blades of vengeances have fallen swiftly. The shinobi are no more as 'Absolute Justice' has returned...now, it is the Samurai that rule the Five Major Nations!
But at what cost? Have they become the very thing that they despised the most...? Heroes and villains seem to change roles every day, but one thing is for certain - we yearn for our freedom, for days gone by where we flew the skies unhindered.
Kaou likes to appear laid-back. Because of that, he wears a straw hat, known as a sakkat, that has a thin black string that descends from either side of the hat which rests underneath the chin. He tends to wear black kimono robes covered with a pink, flowery haori. Around his waist, he wears a white obi sash, which has his wakizashis tucked neatly into it on the left side. He also wears traditional thick-soled wooden sandals with prongs that go between the big and index toe, known as geta, and white, silken socks known as tabi.
Kaou's brown hair is long, extending down past his shoulders. On most days, he will maintain his hair by placing it in a pony tail and adding additional flowers where the band is. He has brown eyes, and has a rough sort of look additionally given to him by his strong jaw line and the thin scruff of a beard that he keeps (but can't seem to grow any longer). He has a thin and wiry look underneath all of his clothes, but due to the kimono topped with haori, it is difficult to tell his actual shape.
BLEMISHES & SCARS[/u]
He has a long mark on the left side of his chest, a scar from a battle he lost. Thank goodness for medics!
Kaou has a very laid-back attitude, preferring to let problems solve themselves instead of getting involved in them. However, whenever something or someone that he likes is threatened, he will step up to defend it. He likes to make jokes and doesn't take life too seriously. He speaks softly and many people mistake his lack of will to do violence for weakness or the inability to do violence. Neither of these are the case, and he will step up to prove himself should the occasion rise.
Life, love, and peace.
QUIRKS & TENDENCIES[/u]
When walking, Kaou tends to drift slightly to the left. It is very difficult for him to walk a straight line, and he will get frustrated at how "things move just to keep him away from them".
Hana Ninpou: Haeru (Flower Ninja Technique: Shine)
[/u] Rank: D Type: Ninjutsu, Supplementary Range: 10 meters. Chakra: Low Special: The user can grow up to a 1x1 square meter's worth of seeds at once. The technique can be relearned numerous times, increasing the square meter size by one each time, up to a maximum of 10x10 meters. Description: A deceptively important jutsu, this technique is the baseline for all Hanakora techniques. By using the Hanakora's special chakra techniques, the user is capable of immediately causing a seed, or group of seeds, to burst into full bloom. Domain: Hanakora
Hana Ninpou: Ueki (Flower Ninja Art: Tree)[/u] Rank: C Type: Ninjutsu, Supplementary Range: 10 meters. Chakra: Mid Special: The user can cause an acceleration of growth on one target tree. This technique can be relearned multiple times, increasing the number of trees capable of being grown by one each time, up to ten. Description: Although the Hanakora only have true mastery over flowers, their abilities do allow them some minor manipulation towards other plants - especially those that would bloom flowers when fully grown, such as many types of trees. This ability allows the Hanakora user to cause a tree, from seed form, to grow into an adult tree, equipped with fully bloomed flowers, over the course of a singular turn. It is important to note that while the user can cause the tree to grow, it cannot be otherwise manipulated. Domain: Hanakora, Hana Ninpou: Haeru.
Hana Ninpou: Kiseki Youshoku (Miracle Cultivation)[/u] Rank: B Type: Ninjutsu, Supplementary Range: 5x5 - 25x25 square meters Chakra: Mid for initial 5x5, Low for every 1x1 meter added Special: Allows the user to cause their chakra to solidify into the forms of Hanakora flowers. Description: The final and most powerful of the Cultivation techniques of the Hanakora Clan, this ability allows the Hanakora shinobi to rapidly populate a target area with a full variety of flowers, without the aid of seeds, which are capable of being used by the Hanakora Shinobi as weaponry. The basic size of the field is 5x5 meters; however, with the expenditure of additional chakra, the user can grow a field of flowers that is, at maximum, 25x25 square meters large in a single cast. Domain: Hanakora, Must know Hana Ninpou: Haeru, and Hana Ninpou: Ueki.
Hana Ninpou: Hana Shuriken (Ninja Flower Art: Flower Shuriken)[/u] Rank:D, C, B, A, S Type: Ninjutsu, Offensive Range: 15 meters Chakra: D/C: Low, B/A: Mid, S: High Special: The user must have flowers nearby to use this technique. The user can only target up to 10 flowers originally. Description: A fairly simple technique with the potential to do a lot of damage, Hana Ninpou: Hana Shuriken allows the user to, after the completion of handseals, cause the heads of several nearby flowers to levitate into the air, begin to spin rapidly, harden their petals, and then fly towards the opponent. The number of flowers capable of being targeted by this technique is dependent on the user's Rank of the technique.
D- 10 Flowers C- 20 Flowers B- 35 Flowers, user can change direction of the flowers in mid-air once. A- 75 Flowers, user can change direction of the flowers in mid-air twice. S- 100 Flowers, user can change the direction of the flowers in mid-air three times.
Hana Ninpou: Hana Kawarimi no Jutsu (Flower Ninja Art: Flower Replacement Technique)[/u] Rank: D Rank Type: Ninjutsu, Defensive Range: 10 meters Chakra: Low Special: Must have flowers nearby. This technique must be prepared the turn before an incoming assault, may use this technique as many times as one may use ordinary Replacement technique. Description: A variant of the Replacement technique taught to most Academy shinobi, this ability causes the user to instanteously switch places with a large collection of flower petals, dodging an impending attack. These flowers are then in position for the user to perform a follow-up attack. Domain: Hanakora
Hana Ninpou: Hana Eisei (Flower Ninja Art: Flower Eternal Life)[/u] Rank: D Type: Ninjutsu, Supplementary Range: --- Special: --- Chakra: Low Description: A very simple technique in which the user utilizes their chakra to preserve the freshness flowers that have been picked for extended periods of time. For a small application of chakra, the user is capable of preserving literally hundreds of flowers for weeks before needing to recast the technique. While preserved, the flowers do not succumb to diseases or die from lack of water, but they can still be destroyed by physical blows, fire, or the like. Domain: Hanakora
Hana Ninpou: Hana Senbon (Flower Ninja Art: Flower Needles)[/u] Rank: D Type: Ninjutsu, Offensive Range: 15 meters Special: Must have flower stems nearby. Chakra: Low Description: This ability is usually a follow-up to Hana Ninpou: Hana Shuriken. When the user displaces the heads of the flowers and sends them flying towards the opponent, he or she then performs the handseals for this technique, sending the stems, hardened by chakra with a sharp tip, flying towards the opponent in a manner similar to Senbon. The number of 'senbon' capable of being fired is equal to the number of flowers the user can release with Hana Ninpou: Hana Shuriken. Domain: Hanakora, Hana Ninpou: Hana Shuriken.
Hana Ninpou: Hana Bunshin (Flower Ninja Art: Flower Clone)[/u] Rank: D Type: Ninjutsu Range: --- Chakra: Low Special: The user must have at least 10 flowers in order to find enough petals for the Bunshin. Allows the user to create one clone, plus one clone for each time the technique is relearned, up to a maximum of 10 clones. Description: A classic deception with a Hanakora twist; by utilizing nearby flower petals and shaping them with chakra, the user creates a Bunshin that can be used offensively, defensively, or simply just to attempt to get an opponent to waste time attacking or defending against the Bunshin. Once struck, the clone will dissipate into a bunch of falling flower petals. Since the Bunshins are made out of flower petals, the user is capable of using the Bunshins as a source for all Hanakora techniques that utilize flower petals. Domain: Hanakora
Hana Ninpou: Rasenchou no Hanakahen (Flower Ninja Art: Spiral Sphere of Flower Petals)[/u] Rank: D Type: Ninjutsu Range: 5 meters Chakra: Low Special: Creates a spiraling dome of pretty flowers to distract the opponent. Description: By channeling chakra throughout a mass of flower petals, the user is capable of lifting them up into the air and causing them to float around in circles. The petals move very quickly, around and about in a circle, which can cause a huge distraction inside of a fight. The flowers will circle inside of a dome of chakra that can be no larger than 5 meters in diameter. The dome will remain only for three turns. Weak to fire. Domain: Hanakora
Hana Ninpou: Mahou Hanamibae (Flower Ninja Art: Magical Sticky Flower)[/u] Rank: D Type: Ninjutsu Range: 10 meters Chakra: Low Special: Causes flower petals to stick to a surface. Description: A technique that was developed by a clever member of the Hanakora Clan due to a rival who was a very skilled user of clone techniques. By performing the handseals, the user will cause a stream of flower petals to move towards the opponent. The stream can come from any flower source, including flowers which the opponent may be standing on. These flower petals, imbued with the same type of chakra that allows the user to walk on walls, will then stick to the opponent's body. In this manner, it becomes a simple maneuver to guess which opponent is the real one. Due to the chakra inside of the flowers already, these flower petals are incapable of being used for any other Hanakora technique until the ability wears off. Domain: Hanakora
Hana Ninpou: Kafun Enma (Flower Ninja Art: Pollen Devil)[/u] Rank: C Type: Ninjutsu, Offensive Range: 15 meters Chakra:: Mid Special: Creates a thick haze of combustible pollen up to 5 meters above a field of flowers. Description: An ability that is usually setup as a combo technique with Hanakora Hyakka techniques, this technique causes a targeted area of flowers to release a large amount of pollen. This pollen is highly combustible, creating an advantage to anyone who is using Katon-style attacks. The pollen haze extends into the air about five meters, creating an effective smokescreen. In addition to this, the pollen will wreck havoc on people's sinuses. Domain: Hanakora
Hana Ninpou: Hyakka Seisho (Flower Ninja Art: Many Explosions)[/u] Rank: C Rank Type: Ninjutsu, Offensive Range: 20 meters Chakra: Mid Special: The user must have flowers nearby to use this technique. Must know Hana Ninpou: Hana Shuriken. Description: The user performs the required handseals for the technique. Upon completion, a number of targeted flowers, not exceeding 10 flowers, quickly levitate into the air, their petals solidifying and sharpening, which then fly towards the opponent. Upon impact, the flowers detonate, each with the collective force of one-half of an explosive tag, releasing a thick cloud of heavy black smoke. Domain: Hanakora, Katon
Hana Ninpou: Hyakka Hyouran (Flower Ninja Art: Many Threats of Orchids)[/u] Rank: C Rank Type: Ninjutsu, Offensive Range: 15 meters Chakra: Mid Special: Must have flowers nearby. Description: A fairly potent technique, this ability targets eight flowers in a circle around the opponent, causing them to ignite in a manner similar to the Hyakka Seisho technique. These flowers then move rapidly around the encircled opponent, igniting any other flowers that touch them in the same way. When the circle is complete, the opponent is completely surrounded by ignited flowers which then levitate slightly off the ground and fly towards the opponent in 8 streams (each stream starting where one of the original 8 flowers was). Upon collision, the flaming flowers detonate, releasing a hot fire that extends as far as three meters from the point of impact, which can cause extreme burns, and also releasing a thick black smoke into the atmosphere which can cause difficulty in breathing. Domain: Hanakora, Katon, must know Hana Ninpou: Hyakka Seisho.