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.
"If you say so man." Sora replied to his new squadmate as he walked away. Sora watched Ranshi leave then looked up that the sky. He took a deep breath, then exhaled hard. He felt exhilarated at the prospect of this new team, and for some reason he felt like he now had a rival. It was a good feeling, the idea that things were starting to come together. Sora stopped looking at the sky ans scanned the training field.
"Now where the hell is my book." he said. He found it then left the training field to get something to eat.
Sora continued towards the center of the island. He had waited a for a few seconds for a reply from possible teammates, before he saw a large dust plume about half a mile ahead. This had compelled him to move forward in order to see if someone from his village was being attacked.
Sora had a fairly bad feeling about what waited for him up ahead.
"Yeah I know Gaku. We did a "group exercise" of sorts a few days ago. I'm surprised you know him." Sora thought back to the training that him and Gaku had participated in against the third Hokage. That had been intense. Sora returned his attention to Ranshi.
"But yeah, if you want form a team, I'm in." Sora said, returning the small smile that Ranshi had shown. "Let's all get together sometime to do a mission."
The tell tale feeling of a fist plunging into his abdomen. First the tightness, then the pain, then the air rushing out his lungs. This was followed shortly by a fist to the face. The last punch was strong enough to make Sora slide back a meter. Sora was now bent over holding his face. "Ah, shit... That was a good one." he said, trying to catch his breath.
Ranshi mentioned wanting to talk to him about something. Sora straighten up and looked at his hand. There wasn't any blood. His nose was kind of roughed up but that aside, he'd be fine. Sora looked up at Ranshi. "Thanks. What about?" he said, a little disappointed he couldn't land a hit in during that skirmish.
Having adjusted while coming down Sora was able to see that Ranshi was moving to intercept his landing. Weighing his options Sora decided that trying to counter while still slightly airborne, for instance lashing out with a kick before he touched the ground, would have left him in a bad position in terms of maneuver ability.
Instead he chose to land and let Ranshi get way up in his personal space. He would greet his old acquaintance with a nice solid head butt. Sharingan or not, from point blank it'd take inhuman reaction times to dodge. The attack wouldn't be as powerful as it could be as he would not have had time to cock back, instead simply shooting his head forward into his opponents), but it would be enough to knock is focus off for a second. The head butt would leave a small bruise on his forehead and undoubtably do the same to his foe.
Sora would take the slight opening given to him to deliver a nice uppercut into Ranshi's jaw with his left fist. The force he put behind the punch would lift Ranshi a few inches off the ground. He would then follow up with a strong right jab in to his fellow Leaf nin's gut, sending him a meter or so away.
Ranshi's quick adjustment mid movement caught Sora unprepared.
The legsweep connected, causing to fall face forward. Though he'd been surprised by the sudden change Sora wasn't distressed. He caught himself then flowed into a handspring. He twisted in midair so that upon landing he would be facing Ranshi.
If the previous clash was a suggestion of what was ahead, things might get difficult for him. Sora reckoned that the sharingan was going to be a problem. How much of an advantage it gave would have to be determined if he wanted to know just how big of a problem it was.
Sora was about 5 meters away. He charged Ranshi, not going full speed but fast enough to close the distance in about a second. Sora kept his attacks simple, sending a succession of punches towards his opponents head and torso.
Ranshi was definitely as fast as he remembered. Sora noticed that just before he took off Ranshi's eyes changed color. "Oh he has the Sharingan. That's new." He thought.
Once his eyes registered the movement Sora braced himself by widening the distance between his feet, and placed his right foot, just slightly behind his left. He saw his opponent extend his left arm as if to go for a clothsline. He could have ducked or dodged but figured that it would be more fun to attempt a throw. Sora exhaled quickly. He allowed the attack to make contact, going with the flow of his opponent's motion. Sora's arms snapped up and grabbed Ranshi's as tightly as he could manage. He twisted his torso and pulled Ranshi's arm downwards, pushing his left shoulder up into his opponent's armpit.
The momentum from Ranshi's attack made the process of throw easier as all Sora had to do now that he had arm control was pull. Which he did. When he felt his sparing partners body lift up he let go of his arm, allowing the body to fly forward about 4 meters. It had been a pretty basic throw and wasn't strong enough to ground a trained fighter. Really Ranshi should have been able to recover mid-air and land unharmed. "I forgot you were a Uchiha. This should be interesting." He said to Ranshi. Sora then assumed a defensive stance and lowered his center of gravity to prepare for the next assault.
Sora had been running for a minute or so, before he passed another person on the island. The guy was walking at a leisurely pace towards the center. Sora passed him and noticed that the guy was half black and half white. "The shinobi world is an interesting place. I tell ya." he thought to himself. Sora kept on going.
After another minute or so he noticed that he wasn't seeing anyone else. Sora figured that "Black and White" (the moniker he had mentally decided to give the ninja he had passed.) behind him wasn't the only other person that had come, so that meant that everyone else was moving ahead of him at the same pace or a faster one than he was.
Slowing down, the leaf shinobi, touched his neck and pressed the receiver button on his hands free radio. It was set to the frequency that Konoha nin were supposed to use for extremely important missions.
"This is Date, Sora of Konohagakure. This channel should be secure. I'm looking to see if anyone else from the village is on this island. If so please respond." Sora released the button. If anyone from Konoha was within range, and they had a radio tuned to the frequency, then they would hear a slight chime and his message.
"Don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. Now I can at least figure out if I'm on my own here." He said to himself. He started running again, figuring that if he was going solo on this one that it would be better to get to the Sanbi as quickly as possible. If he wasn't then he could stop and plan, but didn't know for sure at the moment. Better safe than sorry.
" You make me sound like some type of stalker. Naw, I just have decent memory." Sora said. He laughed slightly at the idea of himself actually being a serial stalker.
He still felt uncomfortable, as he wasn't used to longer conversations like this, but it was nice to talk to someone in a friendly manner and have it be reciprocated. He had been starting to think that everyone in Konoha took life way to seriously. Then again with the war a few years ago and the plague now, you couldn't blame people from being serious. Sora realized that he was letting his mind get off track. Ranshi offered for them to spar. Sora grinned, and laughed again.
"Sure man. I may still be socially awkward but my moves have gotten better. You want to use Ninjutsu, or just stick to Tai?" he said before jogging backwards and to the left about ten or eleven meters so that he was from underneath the shad of the tree and out in the sun.
The initial feeling of surprise left Sora pretty quickly. He made "Oh, I'm Sora. Date, Sora. And yeah, I've kinda been a shut in up until recently. " Sora took a closer look at the kid infront of him. He seemed familiar but it he couldn't put his finger on it. He thought on it for a second or two. Then it hit him.
"That's right" He thought to himself. He had competed against this kid years ago, back in the academy, during the many competitions that the instructors held to try and promote growth among the students. If he recalled correctly, the kid was pretty good, usually did well in the competitions. As opposed to Sora who was mediocre at best back then.
"I had forgotten about it, but I think we went to the academy together..... I'm pretty sure you graduated before me though..... Uh... Ranshi right? Or was it Tenshi?"
Sora was kind of upset that he couldn't remember the guys name. Then again it had been years ago, and it wasn't like they had been close friends.
"Hey do you remember those tournaments the instructors had us compete in?"
The words came just as the book left Sora's hand. The sudden appearance of sound in the from of words that were directed at him, startled him.
"Oh shit!" he said in surprise, turning to see a guy a few inches taller then him standing there nonchalantly. "You startled me man." he sighed. "Not much, I was trying to read but it didn't go as well as I had hoped." He nodded over towards the book that was laying on the ground meters away.
"Can I assume you were using this training ground to train?"
Shinku Gyoku Senmetsu (Vacuum Sphere Annihilation) Rank: S Type: Offensive /Fuuton ninjutsu Range: See special Handseals: Yes Chakra: Massive Special: This technique has four stages: Launch, Inflation, Compression, and Explosion . Upon launch the user produces a ball of hyper compressed wind chakra, just slightly larger than a hand, that can shred through steel with little effort. It can only be fired in a straight line, has a maximum range of 40 meters. Upon impact or after reaching it’s maximum range, the sphere reaches the Inflation stage, where it expands as a devastating sphere of slicing wind currents to a diameter of about 10 meters. About two seconds after this the jutsu enters the Compression stage where it implodes with crushing pressures to a size of 2 meters. Finally after another two seconds this enters its last stage, Explosion, where it creates an explosion with a blast radius of about 10 meters. This jutsu can only be used once per thread, however it can be used once more with each additional retraining. Upon retraining the size of the sphere created during the Inflation stage and the blast radius of the final explosion increase by 1 meter each time. After retraining the chakra consumption of the jutsu goes up by 1.
Description: After forming the appropriate number of hand seals the caster takes a deep breath, mixing fuuton chakra with the air being inhaled. The user creates two separate spheres of rotating wind chakra, a larger one rotating right and a smaller rotating left. Inside the user's mouth the spheres combine and their opposite rotations are able to maintain a type of balance, keeping the size of the new sphere stable. Upon exhalation the highly compressed ball of fuuton chakra is produced. This ball moves at high speeds in a straight line before the rotation of the separate spheres synch and cause the sphere to expand greatly. A few seconds later the rotation of the outside sphere returns to normal and causes the sphere to compress again. Again after a few seconds the rotations of both spheres become erratic causing a large esplosion as the rotating spheres of wind chakra violently collide. Domain: Fuuton. Shinku Taigyoku. Kiroku Gaiju ‘S’
So I might have missed it while reading through the rules, but is there a limit to the type of jutsu my character can learn as a genin? I just wanted to ask because I tried to buy some higher ranked jutsu a week and some change ago and there was no reply good or bad.