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.
His prediction was right. Noticing that the woman decided to take off in a rather high speed movement in a linear fashion, heading straight towards Masuyo has he had to her. The movement was by far no normal run, but it still wasn't anything that was incomprehensibly fast, however, whether or not his body could properly keep up had been beyond him. He continued upon his path after having placed his kunai in-between his teeth as she continued forward and closed the distance in a matter of seconds. He presumed that she desired to now bring the fight to close quarters combat, he accepted that challenge wholeheartedly.
As she halted directly to his front, he held up a arm of his own, ready to launch an attack of his own, however, her punch managed to find its target first. Eyes, wide, rolled into the back of his head as painful grunts emanated from his lungs. Was it over so quickly?! The power behind the connecting punch was immense, yet, when it actually connected, victory did not come, nor did blood. Instead a large emission of smoke, enough to obstruct the woman's vision from that close distance, expelled from where Masuyo was only to reveal a thick piece of tree which shattered into millions of pieces.
Columns of trees seemed to be everywhere, thick, strong, and grew to be at least 40 meters tall.
Oh the powers of Kawarimi, you see, Masuyo merely took advantage of nature itself, at bittersweet tactic he learned to appreciate while learning to control natures very energy. Nevertheless he swapped presence with a nearby tree, namely one that was stationed roughly 5 meters to Blanche's righter most flank. Replacing himself with one of many trees in what seemed to be countless of columns wasn't a difficult task to say the least, all it required was a little bit of accurate timing. Horizontally (protrudting) standing upon the side of said tree, roughly 2 meters off the ground, he removed the kunai from his mouth and tapped it upon his Dosu Kinuta with ample force.
That little tap was enough to create a medium of sound or movement to properly activate his Dosu Kinuta. Upon activating said technique, pressured sound waves expelled from the holes as its waves transcended across a 10 meter expanse in all directions at the speed of sound itself. Unless the woman held some method to which prevents her from hearing sound, she would have been rendered paralyzed with induced vomiting and a severe loss in balance.
Kawarimi no Jutsu (Body Replacement Technique) Rank: E Type: Supplementary / Ninjutsu Range: 0 - 5 meters Handseals: No. Chakra: Very Low Special: Switch is near-instantaneous. Kawarimi can only be used once per thread, plus one more each time retrained. However, the technique itself can only be used once per turn, regardless of retraining. Requires the user to switch with objects equal or smaller in size; cannot switch with other living people or animals. Description: This jutsu lets the user quickly switch places with another nearby object, such as a plant (normally a section of a log), an animal, the moment an attack hits. This creates an optical illusion, making the enemy think the attack was successful. The user can then use this confusion to escape or launch a counter-attack - i.e. exploding tags can be attached to the replacement for an added surprise. Domain: Academy Ninjutsu.
Dosu-Kinuta Ryuuken (Sound Wave Amplification Dominion) 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) Rank: D, C, B, A, S  Type: Offensive / Ototon Ninjutsu Range: 5 meters Chakra: Very Low - Very 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 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.
Misjudged, a sharp pain quickly swelled within his chest as he found himself moving backwards unwillingly. The force of this tiny, wind compressed bull held enough impact to stop him dead in his tracks before he even had the chance to cross 4 meters of space. His feet dug into the surface of the ground as he slid back about a meter and a half. He had not been bleeding, but he sure felt like it given the impact of the 'bullet'. Catching himself for a moment he came to a full stand, Kunai still in hand, ready for blood. Although he miscalculated his own movements and the girls jutsu, and judging from the nature of the attack, it was safe to say she knew some form of Fuuton. Although that specific attack was minuscule in nature, a possibility that she knew more techniques with much more power had to be considered. He was only lucky this time around.
Nevertheless, he readied himself once more. Now 17 meters from the woman, he would have rushed into another half sprint, advancing two meters per second, senses more alive and alert than ever before. Bolting forward in a linear fashion, he placed the handle of his kunai in-between his teeth, attempting close the gap between him and his opponent to 8 meters, however, the possibility of her just allowing him to do so had been non-existent. He presumed she would have responded in some to his second advancement, leaving him no other choice than to adjust properly. This time around his sprint held less confidence, meaning he knew that reaching that distance wasn't guaranteed, using the previous encounter as a testament to that fact.
9 Meter Advance (Attempt)
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2012 13:19:55 GMT -8 by Messatsu!
A simple nod seemed to set the tone for what not registered as a battlefield. His upperbody leaned forward, but slightly, he shot forward in a ample sprint though he had not been going as fast as he could have. The crunching sound of leaves and twigs snapping beneath the pressure of his steps signaled his movements, rushing a decent 2 meters per second in a straight path. His eyes, wide and focused, set themselves upon the woman who arrived just a few moments ago at Masuyo's immediate front, but still quite a distance away. Given the letter he was to receive a large sum of money should he emerge as the victor. He coveted that money, the very money that would be used to save his one and only sister.
By the time he managed to successfully cross the five meter threshold (15 away from Blanche) his mind was hard at work, trying to deeply examine her physical being. There had been nothing noteworthy as of yet other than overly large handle that sprouted from behind her. A sword perhaps? He merely continued with his dampened speed, reaching the ten meter mark within 5 seconds (1 turn). Alert and attentive, he watched to see what sort of reaction his advancing would conjure, only time could tell.
10 Meter advance.
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2012 11:30:53 GMT -8 by Messatsu!
Hi no kuni, a bastion of lush green trees and undergrowth that reached at least up to the average person's shin. The sight was amazing, light was dim, yet, what sunlight managed to pierce the canopy allowed for the forest to maintain a well lit environment. Columns of trees seemed to be everywhere, thick, strong, and grew to be at least 40 meters tall. As young Masuyo traveled through the forest, he merely stopped inbetween two trees that were rooted roughly 5 meters to his right and left flank. He memorized the paper he had been given which demanded him to meet his opponent in this area. Whether or not said opponent decided to show up was beyond him, all he could do is wait.
Dressed in a dark blue robe with sleeves that ran down just above his wrist which kept the contents of his ototon totting right arm hidden from plain view. His sandaled feet were shoulder length apart and both arms rested at his side as he waited, eyes bounced about around the environment, trying to pinpoint the location of his opponents arrival. Leaves were everywhere, scattered along the ground along with broken pieces of twigs, it gave him an advantage, providing him with tell-tale warnings should the opponent decide to approach on ground level. Whoever this person was, he needed to end them quickly so his training to learn the art of Nature Chakra can be completed.
From his left sleeve, a kunai fell into his hand and gripped it as if it was a blade. He was ready for war. Was his opponent equally ready?
Masuyo's face slightly cringed as he struggled to close the gap to his desired destination. Head diagonally down, he carefully watched his feet more one after the other while concurrently being mindful of anything that could impede his movements along the ground itself. His breathing remained calm and controlled, using it as a medium for concentration. The weight of the statue seemed to increase once more as he felt the storage's of Senjutsu chakra expel from his circulatory system. But something strange occurred, Shiju, the man behind the entire experiment stepped in front of Masuyo, namely 5 meters away. He stood at the finish line which marked the completion of this trial which only confused Masuyo.
"Tch! Whats he up to now!?"
Teeth gritted, he looked out to his front as it felt like he hit a brick wall. The sudden halt in movement coupled with the decline of his senjutsu chakra brought him down to a single knee, one leg not bend at 90o to prevent a total loss of balance. From that moment he cut Shiju a vengeful glare, knowing he was the cause of it. It annoyed Masuyo that Shiju always dished out task and objects but throw in little catches just to mix things up. One eye closed as he could feel the weight increase and his arms feeling like they were jelly. He needed to focus, he needed to stop and reevaluate his plan.
"Tch! F-fine. I'll play it y--your way. Grrnh!"
Carefully, he moved his bent leg down and placed himself upon both knees while leaning his bottom back against his calves. Outwardly like half circles his legs swung out, twisted, and folded themselves Indian style. Both hands still raised in the air holding up the statue, he meditated. He meditated not to replenish his senjutsu chakra, but also increase his storage's for longer duration. He decided to sacrifice a few seconds and maybe minutes of pain within his arms for the sake of being patient to gather enough strength to press forward, and once he had - victory would be his.
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