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.
Parasitism is shown everywhere. It is an unequivocal fact of nature - that some things are born to be used. In the case of the Za'aka clan. The clan name is literally translated as "The Filth". Their roots can be placed back to various traces around the world; never in one place for too long. Before the Shinobi villages, they were in their prime as travelers and were never really distinguished from the crowd. They were found in the alleys, the backstreets, darkest corners of gambling alleys and illegal practices. Before they were given a name; and even that - the Za'aka clan came by the names of others. It was their slang for scum, dirtbag and disease.
These were the weaker members of society. But no more - it is unknown how they come about their clan techniques and Kekkai Genkai but is rumored that it was natural selection that had breeded with the dregs of society and that they were quite literally Nature's wrath incarnate.
They are members of a pact and the unique Kekkai Genkai "Kaori Kōba" which translates to "Smell Factory" that permeates throughout their being and if there's anything to live for, it's for themselves.
1. Za'aka clan members are open to all masteries.
2. Za'aka clan members may not possess any 'Good' alignments.
3. Za'aka clan members are infamously known for their name - most player interactions with those who are aware of the Za'aka clan should begin with a bad start.
Tier 1 - The Nose, a dear friend: Based on their bloodline, they have spent a lot of time training their nose as close as humanly possible. They are very well aware and self conscious of their own scent, but at the cost of a low amount of chakra, tag their own scent onto somebody - friend, item, whatever it may please and track it down to a T. (Same thread. User will always be immediately aware of the scent if they are in a thread with something that they have tagged.)
Tier 2 - A Traveller's Frugality: From their frugal upbringing and undesirable name, they are usually cast out by the regular society. They have learned the hardships of life and with that, a certain sense of charisma and drive to survive. Due to this, they have learned how to manipulate vendors - and gain Ryo purchases 20% cheaper, and learn techniques at 10% cheaper. This is non-multiplicative and can only be used with itself.
Tier 3 - The Repugnant Manipulator: For a clan that are usually physically repugnant, they have learned to... control lesser beings. Once per thread, and for a massive amount of chakra, a user may take control of an NPC which would sacrifice their life to attempt to protect the user from harm - out of a "forced love". This only works on NPC's of a lower rank than the user - and obviously will only usually be civilians, unless there are NPC Shinobi in place- or PLOT NPCs.
Kaori Kōba (Smell Factory) Rank: B Range: Close (0m ~ 5m), Mid (5m ~ 10m), Far (10m+) Type: Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary Handseals: - Chakra Consumption: -
The Za'aka clan have an additional organ that allows them control over their odor creating pores, the ability to manufacture and synthesize scents with chakra - complete with their own abilities. This enables them to blend their scents with that of their environments, a form of olfactory camouflage. Aside from copying scents found in nature, they are also capable of producing unique odors of their own creative design so as to confuse, tantalize, or even torture the senses of those around them. The odors spread across a large area rather quickly and those with sensitive noses are more susceptible to Za'aka Clan techniques. The users of the Za'aka clan can stack their techniques endlessly, however, if there are techniques of contrasting effects - the older one will be cancelled out by the new one.
Moreover, a user is knowledgeable about the scents in an area - can distinguish between humanoid and beast, how old a scent is and if it is nearby (to an approximate direction, up to twenty meters). With techniques, they are capable of creating simple smells comprising of multiple layers, age, obtrusiveness and tones. and simple overlays (such as a dull - lingering smell, or sharp - intrusive smell.)
Finally, they are capable of producing pheromones. They are the masterful connoisseurs of the sense of smell and it's interaction with the world and it's people. The user should have spent some further time in delving between the psychology between emotion and pheromones.
-- (--) Rank: C Range: Close (0m ~ 5m), Mid (5m ~ 10m), Far (10m+) Type: Supplementary Handseals: 3 Chakra Consumption: Low cast, Miniscule sustain
The user extinguishes their current scent, and exudes a scent that blends in with their environment - and so will vary in nature depending on the biome and environment. This technique makes them virtually indistinguishable from the environment, and as a result, completely invisible on the sense of smell.
Written by King.
-- (--) Rank: C Range: Close (0m ~ 5m), Mid (5m ~ 10m), Far (10m+) Type: Supplementary Handseals: 6 Chakra Consumption: Low
The user expunges pheromones associated with danger and anger - specifically targeting animals (NPC and PC). The result, is that it immediately throws animals into either a blind rage or flight scenario against their will for an amount of time (honor system + their letter rank) - abandoning any loyalty for anybody or their own kin. For wild monsters, this is even more so as it throws them even deeper into a blind rage - attacking anything without regard for itself. The smell cannot be smelled by humans. The pheromones expunged goes up to a range of ten meters in all directions, taking a single post to fully cover the distance
Written by King.
-- (--) Rank: C Range: Close (0m ~ 5m), Mid (5m ~ 10m), Far (10m+) Type: Supplementary Handseals: 6 Chakra Consumption: Mid
The user expunges pheromones associated with calmness and control - specifically targeting animals (NPC and PC). The result, is that it immediately throws tame animals into either a confusion (the contrasting loyalty to their owners), or for a wild animal which briefly binds their loyalty to the user's will for an amount of time (honor system + their letter rank). The smell cannot be smelled by humans. The pheromones expunged goes up to a range of ten meters in all directions, taking a single post to fully cover the distance
Written by King.
Gokai Bomu (Lust Bomb) Rank: C Range: Close (0m ~ 5m), Mid (5m ~ 10m), Far (10m+) Type: Offensive Handseals: 3 Chakra Consumption: Mid
The user synthesizes a pheromone in charge of arousal - and expunges it throughout their pores as a sort of musk. The smell varies from user to user (and needs to be NOTED), but is generally sweet in tone. The result, that in the user's immediate proximity (goes up to a range of ten meters in all directions, taking two posts to fully cover the distance) and begins to affect people in a post after smelling it. People caught in the technique begin to become more lustful and aroused. The symptoms that follow, lust, mild-confusion and sexual tension.
Credit to Naitome and written by King.
-- (--) Rank: C Range: Close (0m ~ 5m), Mid (5m ~ 10m), Far (10m+) Type: Offensive Handseals: 4 Chakra Consumption: Mid
Taking advantage of the natural instincts rigged into the psyche of a human being, the user creates a two-part scent that is comparable to the smell of fire or an explosive in the making, the second part of the scent is that it feigns a pheromone of alertness and danger, or paranoia in a victim.
Written by King.
Za Ko Irege (The Big Switch) Rank: B Range: Close (0m ~ 5m), Mid (5m ~ 10m), Far (10m+) Type: Offensive Handseals: 3 Chakra Consumption: Mid
Za Ko Irege is a technique that essentially, confuses and switches the feelings of pain and pleasure - so that if one is hurt, they will feel pleasure instead. Again, the intensity of the pleasure is comparable to the damage done, ranging from a pleasant feeling to a full paralysis from pleasure - the danger comes from being unable to realize when one is too hurt to fight back. The scent given is almost a sickly bittersweet smell, comparable to dark chocolate and follows the user's immediate proximity (goes up to a range of twenty meters in all directions, taking two posts to fully cover the distance) and begins to affect people in a post after smelling it. It should be noted, that if one suffers from Sado/Masochism, it is nullified.
Credit to Naitome and written by King.
Kōki Jutsu: Sendo (Final Technique: Death) Rank: S Range: Close (0m ~ 5m), Mid (5m ~ 10m), Far (10m+) Type: Offensive Handseals: 5 Chakra Consumption: High
Adrenaline. Nature's natural stimulant - something that through trial and error the Za'aka have been able to reproduce in small quantities. The user performs some handseals - forming the chakra through their fingetips, giving them the slightest green glow - and they work as natural injectors, because on the end on each fingertip are micro-spikes, ready to deliver instructions to the enemy. If they successfully 'pierce' an enemy with these micro-spikes, the chakra begins working through their system, overclocking their body's natural glands to create it's own Adrenaline - the result is that they gain a +1 stat to Speed and Reflexes. However, in dangerous severity occurring after the first post - the following three will lead to the enemy's death by their own heart's exploding - or respiratory failure on the fourth and final post.
This can be reverted, however, if the user is capable of expelling the foreign chakra from their own body. (i.e. Genjutsu Kai.) The problem is, however, knowing that it can be done via this method.
"Work-in-progress (WIP) customs are allowed to be posted, but you have only five (5) days from the time of posting to finish your work and begin the critiquing process. If this time limit has expired, your custom will be archived. Should you like to work on it again in the future, you can contact a staff member to pull it back from the archives."
It has been significantly more than 5 days, so I am going to go ahead and archive this thread. I will be sending you a PM regarding the cause of the archival and I can pull it back out for you later.