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.
Because Doton is a solid essence with physical mass, its creations deal more with strength and endurance of the earth; as such, each earthen creation from the user will have have a natural, built-in defense against any attacks equally ranked or lower.
It all happened so fast, the replacement technique that allowed Hyoka to escape from the effects of Masuyo's dosu kinuta, to the explosion that took place a second after. Masuyo himself, head and arms just above the ground was a meter 2 meters away from the entire thing (7 meters from your previous location). His face, only a meter 6 or so feet from the explosion caught an expulsion of heat, and wind. It hadn't been enough to cause any harm it had actually been scary as that could have very well been his death. His clones were caught in the initial explosion as well, using the log Hyoka replaced with as its center. However, given the natural defensive properties they managed to maintain from the earth itself (according to the dominion), the doppelganger duo emerged unharmed and unscathed.
As for Hyoka, the same couldn't have been said, he seemed to have miscalculated his movements and detonated the tag which caused him to catch the edge of the explosion which, lets face it, was still pretty dangerous. The force from the explosion would have knocked him back, but given that he was beside a tree, he hadn't been going anywhere. Additionally there had been the possibility of 'shrapnel' or in this case minuscule piece of wood which was carried by the brunt of the explosion. The heat would have proved to been the most damaging, lightly melting his skin along with searing burns along the forefronts of his body with third degree burns.
Recovering from such a mistake was had was going to take some time. Taking exploding tags to the face without bracing hadn't been anything to take lightly. Regardless, Masuyo decided to take advantage of the situation and weaved through a set of handseals -his lower body still submerged beneath the earth- and beckoned forth yet another doton technique. The seals themselves took only a couple of seconds (2.5) and afterwards, Masuyo's right palm slammed into the earth. His chakra blossomed and near-instantly molded the earth beneath the surface into the shape of two earthen torpedo's, both of which speed towards Hyoka, converging upon his position from both flanks. Upon reaching his position right beneath the tree, with the heads of the torpedo's colliding and a quick burst of chakra, the explosion easily ripped through the surface of the earth.
Both torpedo's carried a 5 meter explosion radius, spreading harmful energies and sharp shards of earth to riddle and maim his already partially burned body.
Doton - Suiraitei no Jutsu (Earth Torpedo Technique) Rank: B - B  Type: Offensive / Doton Ninjutsu Range: See special! Handseals: Yes. ---> C rank (2.5 Seconds) Chakra: High ---> Mid Special: Range of torpedos depends on the user's highest 'Earth Dominion' rank. As long as the last seal of the jutsu is held and the user stands still, they can control the torpedo to go anywhere they wish, as long as its within the 'ED' range. Up to 1 torpedo can be made, plus 1 more each time retrained. Torpedo travel at kunai speed underground, and will automatically detonate at the end of the round it was summoned if not used by then. Torpedo explosion range is 5 meters, spreading chakra, energy, and earth shards everywhere. Description: Using their earth release, the user creates one or more torpedoes filled with chakra. Forming handseals, little rocks filled with chakra will be shot through the ground, seeking a target. They are able to control these rocks as they travel through the earth, and can force them to explode on demand via a small surge of chakra. Domain: Doton. Earth Dominion 'B'.
Masuyo seemed to be fairly surprised that his opponents prescence magically vanished off the face of the earth. How had this been possible, how could he have known his position was still compromised so quickly? The young lad couldn't even have begun to understand how, regardless, he hadn't the time to solve that mystery anyway. After having breached the 10 meter threshold beneath the ground itself, his position was still etched deeply into his mind, memorization was a powerful tool if used properly. He knew not where his opponent was, nor if he moved, the only knowledge that he went off of was his last known location. He advanced (3mps) beneath the earth another three meters just below the surface and slipped a single shuriken into his left hand. If his calculation and memorization of his last known location was correct, his chances were fairly wide.
The clones, yes, couldn't have forgotten about them; they too had still been privileged with life. Having used his opponents last known location as a reference point where to place his clones. Both clones still formed 5 meters from Hyoka's immediate front and rear. Near-instantly (S rank dominion), their formation completed, catching him during his acrobatic maneuver, standing on a simple hilt. Masuyo, beneath the earth stopped just short of 2 meters(7m from Hyoka) below and behind his secondary doppelganger, who, bolted forward (after you turned to the left) aiming to close the distance from his flank for close quarters combat. Simultaneously Masuyo's arms and head thrust out from beneath the ground, enough so to at least have gotten his Dosu Kinuta above the surface.
Half his body resurfaced and he could only grin at the mans cleverness for standing on a sword's hilt to disrupt his sense of detection. The lad used that upward thrusting movement and tapped the surface of his dosu kinuta with said shuriken -along with kneaded chakra- to create a sound wave that transcended across a 10 meter expanse. It traveled at the speed of sound, a speed uncontested. He used that rushing clone as a distraction and possible cover to make his attack possible, and would it have succeeded Hyoka would have found himself stricken with various ailments (Paralysis, lack of balance, vomiting). Also considerin' that Hyoka actually turned away from where Masuyo emerged, it would probably be safe to say that his means for cover using his clones was legitimate.
Lets not forget the rear clone as it too rushed forward, but from Hyoka's leftward flank, its footsteps purposely being made louder than normal with harder steps creating an even deeper distraction from the terrors to come.
[/u] Rank: D, C, B, A, S  Type: Supplementary / Ototon Ninjutsu Range: See special! Chakra: High Special: All Dosu-Kinata jutsu stretch out over a certain range, depending on rank, but will always travel at the natural speed of sound. Additionally, the more experienced the user gets with the amplifier, the stronger their attacks get with it.
D: 2 meters
C: 4 m
B: 6 m
A: 8 m
S: 10 m
Description: The basis behind all of the Sound Wave Amplifier's techniques, this amplification allows the flutist to spread their evil tunes over a larger and larger area, increasing their potency and influence. Domain: Ototon. Dosu-Kinuta.
Kyoumeisen (Vibrating Sound Drill)
[/u] Rank: D, C, B, A, S  Type: Offensive / Ototon Ninjutsu Range: 5 meters Chakra: Very Low - Very High ---> High Special: Induces extreme visual-altering dizziness, loss of balance that bans any movement outside of walking, and a sense of nausea - all of this results in the victim's paralysis. Affects enemies as well as allies equally. Highest rank known determines the severity of the above effects. Effects do not stack.
D: Near-Instant and quickly passing effects
C: 1/4 th of a Turn lasting effects
B: Half a Turn
A: 3/4 ths of a Turn (4 Seconds)
S: Full Turn!
Description: Kyoumeisen is a specialized ninjutsu technique which uses sound waves created by the Sound Wave Amplifier to disrupt a persons inner ear. After the amplifier releases sound waves either through movement or after it has been struck, the user manipulates their chakra to move the waves directly into the inner ear of their opponent, surpassing the limits of human tolerance greatly. By disrupting it in this manner, the victim loses their sense of balance and will likely vomit. Even if the opponent has their ears plugged, the user can direct the sound through their body - because the body is 70% water, it conducts the sound just as well. This allows the sound waves to still reach the inner ear, regardless of obstruction. Domain: Ototon. Sound Wave Amplifier. Dosu-Kinuta Ryuuken of equal rank. [/li][/ul][/spoiler]
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2012 22:12:41 GMT -8 by Messatsu!
Masuyo's left eyebrow raised as his opponent merely adopted a similar stance and remained idle. Quickly, both his hands came together to weave through a quick second assembly line of hand-seals (2.5 seconds), his opponent still idle. Perhaps he had been waiting for Masuyo to make the first move, or been gathering chakra, but if not even that, perhaps it was both. Nevertheless, all things were taken into consideration, however, his aggressiveness was uncontested. Within those couple of seconds, his hand ritual completed, heralding the forthcoming of ninjutsu as his body forced itself into the earth. Submerged within its essence with his position now unknown, he moved forward (3 mps), managing to advance 5 meters while producing another string of hand-seals (.50 seconds) which only revealed his doton arts even further
Given that his ability to near-instantly and innately detect all living things touching the earth, he knew the idle position of his opponent as well as any move he would make thereafter. The arena itself was nothing more then a open battlefield of earth, there had been no escaping the reach of his earthly detection. Knowing the earth, feeling it and connecting with it, he was able to beckon forth his clones with pinpoint accuracy. The first, arose from the earth itself roughly 5 meters from his opponents immediate rear. The second, arose 5 meters to his opponents front, putting it within plain view.
Doton Ryouuken (Earth Dominion) Rank: D, C, B, A, S Type: Supplementary / Doton Ninjutsu Range: See special! Handseals: No Chakra: Mid --> Low Special: Establishes the area of earth a user can control for their earthen techniques, including the ability to sense what comes in contact with it. Because Doton is a solid essence with physical mass, its creations deal more with strength and endurance of the earth; as such, each earthen creation from the user will have have a natural, built-in defense against any attacks equally ranked or lower. Highest rank known also establishes the size of Doton creations they can produce, as well as the amount of time it takes for the user to detect any form of contact with thehttp://i44.tinypic.com/m97ds3.pngir Doton creations, as well as natural earth. Keep in mind detection occurs only when foreign contact occurs WHILE the user is also in direction contact with the earth, natural or self-made. D: 10 meter range / Full Turn detection delay C: 20 meters / 3/4 th's of a turn B: 30 ms / Half of a turn A: 40 ms / 1/4 th's of a turn S: 50 ms / Near-Instant!
Description: The basis behind the majority of Doton techniques lie in the user's ability to control the very earth around them. 'Earth Dominion' is just as its name implies, a fundamental supplementary jutsu of Doton nature that allows the user to intermingle their chakra with that of nature, harmonizing the two in order to create complete control over the earth around them. Once this link is achieved, the door is opened for greater creations to be made. Domain: Doton.
Moguragakure no Jutsu (Mole Hiding Technique) Rank: B + B + B  Type: Supplementary / Doton Ninjutsu Range: See special! Handseals: Yes. ---> C rank (2.5 Seconds) Chakra: Mid ---> Low Special: Range of movement depends on the user’s level of Earth Dominion. All doton jutsu used whilst underground cost one rank less than normal due to the overwhelming earth source. User can remain underground for a single turn before needing to resurface; each time retrained, the user main remain underground for one extra turn. Description: An upgrade to Dochuu Eigyo, this underground variation grants the user movement AND the ability to attack with jutsu whilst underground. After a few short seals, the user merely sinks below, and can remain there for a small amount of time, allowing them an extremely strategic position, as well as the ability to laid explosives along the ground for the opponent to ‘enjoy’. Domain: Doton. Earth Dominion 'B'. Must know 'Underground Fish'.
Iwa Bunshin (Rock Clone Technique) Rank: C, C Type: Supplementary / Doton Ninjutsu Range: See special! Handseals: Yes ---> D rank (.50 Seconds / Single seal speed) Chakra: Mid ---> Low Special: Up to one clone can be made at a time, plus one more each time retrained. Being elementally based, this clone is capable of using any c-rank and lower Doton techniques the users knows. Can be relearned up to 4 times for a maximum of 5 clones created. Description: Doton • Iwa Bunshin no Jutsu is a Ninjutsu that utilizes rock to create a Bunshin clone. Unlike a normal Bunshin, the Iwa Bunshin has the ability to interact more with the environment due to it having physical substance. This allows the clone to carry out limited attacks on its target, especially with its rocky earthen frame, adding power to its attacks. Domain: Doton. Earth Dominion 'C'.
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2012 19:39:31 GMT -8 by Messatsu!
From god knows where, Masuyo landed within the arena, 10 meters away from his opponent. Landing in a swift crouch his head and eyes peered forward to look upon his opponents figure. He hadn't seemed to be anything special, however, underestimating him had not even been considered. His sandals slid through the mounds of earth to separate his feet from one another by shoulders length, his left leg -thereafter- slid back about a meter behind the right. Both knees came to a slight bend, building pressure as he readied himself to bolt forward once the signal for the battle had been provided. With ototon fastened to his right forearm (hidden within his sleeve), he'd embrace the thrill of battle once again.
Given his prowess over Earthen Ninjutsu, the presence of his opponents position would not be lost as long as both combatants remain connected with the earth in some form. A quick flick of his wrist sent a single shuriken down into the palm of his left hand.
Last Edit: Apr 8, 2012 16:28:50 GMT -8 by Messatsu!
The glowing white entity was a patient one, knowing full well you had not yet understood the bulk of what it requested. It knew that you would understand in due time, however, it seemed as if it was time you didn't seem to have. He understood your words and acknowledged the sense of distress and worry within your tone. Distorted and demonic, the entity merely laughed. Its head turned to the side to peer off towards the earth, its amber-eyes staring at the planet contentedly. After a brief moment of silence its attention turned towards you and your companion. Its eyes hid behind closed lids momentarily as its body silently exploded into a cloud of white dust.
The dust sped towards you and moved at a speed that not even the famed sharingan could comprehend. This 'dust' forcibly seeped into your mouth and traveled up to your brain, rendering your unconscious. Fortunately not even a second later you awakened face down in a room filled with nothing but darkness. Breathing seemed impossible, but that was merely the result of being face down in a meter high puddle of water. Once you came to, if you came to, that same white entity stood not even 5 meters from your position. Its angelic glow had provided the only source of light within your very own subconscious.
Your chakra returned, you felt powerful, maybe even more so from when you first gained consciousness, but was this power real or had it been nothing more than a figment of your imagination. Without giving you much time to dwell on it, the entity spoke out to you, its words now fully comprehensible.
I hope you do not always ignore those who are talking to you. Very disrespectful indeed. Nevertheless, to answer your question, those black creatures were none other than you! They represent the power within yourself.
What he spoke on may not have made much sense to you, but would you be intelligent enough to deduce the meaning of his words?
Being thrust into a new, foreign dimension, you seemed to have held it together alright, faltering not even an inch in reserve. You did mount your companion successfully once more, and believed to have flown down to the 'moon' that aimlessly suspended through this space. You didn't seemed to notice, or maybe you hadn't felt it at all, but nevertheless, the black fluids that forced its way into your body remained with a healthy lifespan. On more occasions than one you experienced the effects this black fluid had on anything it touched, it was because of its added weight properties that you were even able to descend down towards the moon itself.
Do not fret, you still maintained enough control if yourself and you companion, that was until the black fluid would spread like a wild virus. If you decided to land upon the moon, perhaps through your crow's talons you both would feel that this moon had no hardened shell, nay, its surface seemed soft and resilient, much like jello. That hadn't been the only thing, it was sticky, remarkably sticky, enough so that the talon of your dear companion unwillingly joined with the 'moons' surface along with anything else that would come in contact.
Something stood in front of you about 15 meters across from your immediate front, resembling the previous creatures with amber eyes, yet, this one was white and managed to maintain a humanoid structure. Its mouth opened, revealing nothing but a world of complete blackness within, speaking in the same language as it had done before, all but one word. Why that one word?
"Again, yhw era uoy ereh?"
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2012 20:59:32 GMT -8 by Messatsu!
 Again. You cannot have Hachimontonkou unless you have accumulated a total of 1000 Exp in any Taijutsu fighting style. Given that you only start with 1000 in this case, its impossible. Correct this misunderstanding and this approval process can be completed.