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.
Post by minakami shū on Jan 3, 2013 2:25:09 GMT -8
These missions are all interactive missions, and will play a role in affecting the nation of Tenjin in terms of it's standing with and other nations (mainly, its diplomacy) and people involved from our nation, and nations we may happen to have a mission for - or against. All interactive missions are B Ranked and above due to the sheer fact there is the possibility of capture by another nation, torture, or even death. None of these missions will be repeatable.
There was suspicion in the air as the new Tsuchikage escorted the Tennō into his village with a handful of ANBU from either nation - nothing drastic or to cause offense however. The duo would continue their journey until reaching the the Kage Tower, where an assembly would be gathered of the remaining active personnel of the nation - which seemed to be an incredible lack due to the former Tsuchikage's reckless war that ended the lives of ninety percent of ninja loyal to her. They were idiotic to think they could stand up to Gato-kun, or the family in general.
Within the hour, people would begin to arrive. Though the Tsuchikage sat within his chair before the masses that would cluster in the spacious room, the shadowy figure stood behind him - red eyes vivid from the cast shadow of the room; evening setting in as darkness poured into the dimly lit room. Iwagakure had scarcely been affected by any 'new' wars, and the current Tsuchikage was desperate to keep it such. It was a contract with the devil - an ironic twist to the Minakami (meaning: All (of the) Gods) that their liege was nicknamed the Devil King due to his ruthlessness and endless ambition.
Due to the shadow cast over the top of his frame from where he stood behind the Tsuchikage, it would be difficult to make out anything but his white hair and red eyes peering at the group; chakra almost non-existent due to a constant suppression that kept him under the radar. He was an enigma to all, a wild card that had no limitation. But just seeing him there, eyes colored blood, was enough to make more than a few shinobi entering the 'meeting' have a number of chills prickling at their necks. He stood motionless, alert, with his right hand tucked into the inner flap of his robe, left hand lifeless as it rested at his side.
It has only been a few days since his coronation.
iwagakure shinobi meeting!! all are encouraged to join in this plot!
Post by minakami shū on Dec 26, 2012 13:56:43 GMT -8
Looking. It was such a simple response, but nonetheless expressed what he was doing without going into unnecessary detail. Shu nodded in response, stepping down the staircase with his arm hanging from the inside of his robe, elbow relaxed as a good portion of his forearm hung outside of the flap. Left hand rose to scratch at his chin, his steady steps leading him past Esmail to lead him along. He expected him to follow behind as they made ways through the dark city. There was no sun - only sound that vibrated from the walls all around them. The people here were adept with Sound, they could see what others couldn't simply by listening.
"I'm assuming you ate lunch?" he had noticed the mikan, though he continued to walk forward without turning his attention to the younger, walking along the concrete paths leading to the subway stations.
Post by minakami shū on Dec 26, 2012 3:54:35 GMT -8
With the first scroll signed, the second scroll would be given to the Tsuchikage for him to sign and stamp as well - and he would be told to keep that one. He hadn't even bothered to review the terms, either out of trust of Shu or desperation to survive. These were hard times, it was true - the Tsuchikage led one of the five great nations. He was a sitting target for most enemies, where as Shu went along through life unnoticed due to the secrecy of his village, and the fact many cared little for the Rice country.
"We go to Iwagakure. You have a throne you should be seated upon, and I am certain the village needs assistance in getting back to its feet." it was true, they would need to work on the defenses of the Earth country if they wanted to ward away enemies. None of that simple shit, they needed something magnificent to glorify the new era dawning upon them. His right hand rested at the top of his waist belt tied tight, half of his forearm tucked into the robe as he turned, shifting his head for Genjiro to take the lead in their journey back to his homeland.
The scroll would be given to two ANBU operatives to take back to Tenjin.
Post by minakami shū on Dec 26, 2012 2:55:56 GMT -8
Each respective leader would maintain a copy of the treaty, both holding signatures of their approval to the contents. Standing straight hands smoothed out the robe from beneath him, and into his robe he would retrieve the two scrolls. "If you have no objections to the content, then sign both." he would hold out one for him to take, keeping the other in his left hand. It wouldn't do if both scrolls were destroyed by chance, and Shu was suspicious by nature. He had yet to find true reason to trust the loyalty of the other, as he was certain Genjiro had yet to trust him.
Should Genjiro take the scroll and open it, he would find the crafted details of their treaty written in full - the name of Minakami Shu already written at the bottom of it. He had been told earlier to bring his own pen, and a stamp to give the seal of the Tsuchikage - so none could deny it's authenticity.
On DECEMBER 26TH, the territories of Otogakure and Iwagakure will become one. In the chaos of war, strength is not found in solitude but under the collective strength of men and women capable of swallowing their pride and reaching out to one another for assistance. Suspicion is the gift all nations beget one another, destruction is the wealth in abundance. I have decided to put an end to that. Under my authority, the country of Earth and its peoples will become protectorate to the country of Rice, and the people of Rock and Sound will enjoy the fruits of companionship.
the terms of the treaty
1. Iwagakure will retain its international identity as an independent state, however the Tsuchikage will be subject to submitting to the authority of the Tennō in Tenjin no Sato as a subordinate. The Tsuchikage is expected to maintain loyalty and honor in this case, and to assist the Tennō in any matter. The friendship of the leaders must pave the way to a unified nation.
1.a Internal issues related to the state of Iwagakure will be handled by the Tsuchikage, unless preferring the Tennō to assist in ensuring order and prosperity. Otogakure will assist the nation of Iwagakure in projects of expanding their villages and towns through various construction projects.
1.b All matters relating to foreign affairs and diplomacy will be handled by the Tennō, to safeguard the nation of Iwagakure of being taken advantage of by outside powers wishing to do the state harm. Otogakure and Iwagakure will share the same diplomatic ties with all nations - Otogakure's allies will be allies of Iwagakure, and the enemies of Otogakure will also be the enemies of Iwagakure.
1.c Otogakure will maintain bases throughout the Earth country to combat all threats to national security. So long as Iwagakure is a protectorate of Otogakure, the men and women of Oto will fight with their lives on the line to protect the people of Iwa. A Chuunin or Jounin military representative will be stationed in Iwagakure to oversee all defense operations, and to keep the Tennō aware of the situation in Iwagakure at all times to better help the nation.
2. A joint military will be created under the authority of the Tennō. All military operations will be carried out by Otogakure, with Iwagakure serving as the sturdy rock in which the shinobi of both nations can rely upon. Due to this, Iwagakure and Otogakure will maintain open borders with one another at all times, and shinobi from both villages will be capable of undertaking missions from either village.
2.a Without the approval of the Tennō, Iwagakure will not invade or skirmish with another nation. Following the massacre in Sunagakure that ended the lives of almost all of the active Iwagakure personnel, the Tennō deems it fit that he maintain control over operations to ascertain more death will not come to Iwagakure through foolhardy and hasty, impulsive military actions without tact or strategy.
3. Should the protectorate of Iwagakure desire it, Otogakure will assimilate the nation completely. In the case that occurs, a new country will be established and a new headband will be crafted to give birth to the northern empire. All nation leaders involved in the assimilation will be involved in choosing the new name of the empire. The Tennō will remain at the head of this empire, with the Kages as viceroys of large portions of territory.
4. If any clause is broken in this treaty it will be deemed as treason, and hostility will be the only outcome. War may not be avoided in that situation.
Post by minakami shū on Dec 25, 2012 19:07:59 GMT -8
"What're you doing?" Shu called, seeing the boy in his peripheral view. His eyes had yet to leave the blueprints, but after shouting that out his head would lift, turn to look at the blond younger with a slight serious expression upon his face. After a few moments though, it would become rather relaxed - a small smile on his face in greeting to his companion.
Shu finished up with the others before walking to the edge of the platform, standing above the blond with his smile never faltering. "Are we ready to go home?" he didn't really want to hold a conversation here in this place - he just wanted to walk on home, away from all this ruckus.
Post by minakami shū on Dec 25, 2012 12:37:25 GMT -8
"Of course you did." despite the fact Shu seemed relatively harsh on Ararik, it was mainly due to the fact he was incredibly... fond of his son. He was practically a mirror image, and though he was frail - he had a leaders spirit. That much was visible to all. He wasn't corrupt nor obsessed with wealth and power - he was a simple man, and simple men made the best King's. Unswayed by power and prestige, benevolent to all.
Not that Ararik would become a King, but he was quite set to be a loved Prince by all. "A few days, maybe." it couldn't be helped with all the wagons trailing beside them, and they'd have to make camp during the day to ensure that they didn't get ambushed by country patrol. Slipping along the border of Hi no Kuni should be pretty easy he figured, with so much forest serving as excellent camouflage from being scouted by enemies.
Post by minakami shū on Dec 25, 2012 4:41:43 GMT -8
Beneath the morning sun with mist settling about them, a cluster of men and women clad in shinobi attire and ANBU gear met at the banks of a pure white waterfall. Stone as clean as the water itself, there was no moss that hung to the white rock moistened by the rippling waters. It was winter, and the leaves were freed from the trees with the grass rough from the morning chill - the area in which they resided in being to the north of the country at its center point. A position they could both feel safe within.
Two men stood before one another, one clad in a white robe, wearing the headband of sound at his neck. The other, a much younger boy donning the hat symbolizing the Tsuchikage. It hadn't been very long since he was made Tsuchikage, but Shu was known to snake his way into favored positions with many people. Slightly, he bowed his head but kept eye contact, to ascertain he wouldn't be attacked by the element of surprise.
"It's a pleasure to finally meet you," lids of his eyes slightly laxed, "I am Minakami Shū... but some call me Etsuko Shirō." today they were here to craft an agreement of sorts - well, not craft. The agreement had already been crafted. All he needed was a signature from the representative of the nation, and they could once more go about their merry way.
"Are you ready to sign the treaty?" his voice was solemn, soft.
Post by minakami shū on Dec 25, 2012 0:16:01 GMT -8
"What do you mean you didn't expect me to take over a whole country? What, do you think our family ruling Sunagakure since it's conception was just for show? I feel as if you seriously underestimate the strength of your family name, boy." of course, Shu was probably misunderstanding a large part of his son's statements, but he was stressed and becoming a bit crabby due to how cold it was getting.
They continued their journey, Shu's eyes shifting in front of him as his eyes squinted a bit - the wind whipping sand about them. Left hand rose to shield his face as it passed, though it would blow out his cigarette. Not that he had much left, but he intended to finish it. Or had intended to, but it was absolutely wasted now. Tossing it on the ground he would step on it, muttering softly as it buried into the ground below, disappearing.
There was a slight confused look on his face at his son's jabber. "Oh, I'm sorry that I didn't want to put all of your lives in jeopardy by leaving the village at whim. For all my siblings know, I'm dead. They wouldn't take kindly to my family up and leaving." he paused, "How much exactly did you learn in the academy? You should know becoming a Nukenin is a crime punishable by death. Fact now is, there is no authority in Sunagakure to stop us, let alone a government to recognize us as traitors marked for death." it was sad that he had to explain all of this to a boy who had supposedly graduated from the academy with high marks. Apparently that was all family bias.
Post by minakami shū on Dec 24, 2012 22:25:33 GMT -8
He would have assumed his son to be a bit shaken up after all of this. Their village was attacked by enemy forces, their home utilized by the other force and ransacked - but he seemed completely normal. Perhaps he had grown accustomed to their lifestyle - he was never one to truly take to the way of being a shinobi - but he was required to be ready to defend himself and his family at all costs along with his brothers.
"I didn't just sit on my ass on all my business trips, Ararik." he would respond to his sons seemingly startled, and completely surprised exclamation. It was to be expected that Shu had ensured they had a home away from home - and he was currently mapping on a place to go should this home fall or become incapable to control. He doubted it however, the reign of his family may have ceased in Sunagakure, but it would return even stronger under the might of the head of the family.
"Specifics aren't needed. We shall just say that I've been planning to move you all from Sunagakure for quite some time. This war was the perfect distraction for it to occur without hassle." he mused, speaking from a more strategic and tactful point. A strategist's.
Post by minakami shū on Dec 24, 2012 17:44:12 GMT -8
Oh, well he supposed Ararik did pay attention in class. Little did he know the nod was simply to save himself from embarrassment of not knowing absolutely nothing. "Nothing," he responded, "that's exactly why we're going there. Because practically no one remembers it exists." it was the perfect place for the peace desiring people of Sunagakure, and Shu himself was determined to give them a place of security and prosperity.
"That, and I control the country." he hadn't been doing nothing the whole time he was gone. He had traveled as mentioned before, saw many things and met many different woman. Where did Ararik think his wives came from? He always came home with a different woman before departing once more, leading up to his supposed 'death'. Otogakure was overlooked due to being considered insignificant, and Shu would play the role of insignificant until he was certain the world was ready to see his face once more.