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.
Ronin-Satsugai no Fuin (Seal of the Bladed Warrior) Rank: S Type: Supplementary / Juuinjutsu (Seals & Barriers) Range: Self Special: Essentially doubles the Samurai's chakra capacity permanently, effectively making all Samurai wield twice as much chakra for their clan ninjutsu as their shinobi counter-parts. However, because of this, it prevents Samurai from molding chakra finely and thus forming handseals, having Releases, or even Genjutsu Senses. Born with, cannot be trained, but does not add to one's overall EXP. Description: The Seal of the Bladed Warrior was the Samurai founder's secret to attaining a new level of power. Knowledge borrowed from their neighboring chakra experts, Whirlpool, the Samurai Clan developed a seal that would ensure the self-preservation of all Samurai, as well as their place in new history. By binding an advanced seal at the core of their chakra network directly after birth, the Samurai essentially created a steady, sustained flow of pure, raw chakra. Constantly feeding outwards and unable to be turned off, this sudden increase in their chakra output allows them to remain on par with their shinobi counterparts by producing a combination of raw, powerful attacks with their traditional Bushido, at the cost of being unable to create seals and mold chakra properly due to the pressure of the surging energy. The seal itself is a combination of ancient kanji and other shapes, and is usually placed on the chest. Domain: Samurai.
Chakura no Kishu (Chakra Form Manipulation) Rank:D, C B, A, S Type: Supplementary / Specialized Ninjutsu Range: Self Special: Base for all Samurai techniques. Description: The most innate and basic of all Samurai abilities, this technique acts as the base to all of the armored warriors chakra related abilities. Although samurai don't use handseals and jutsu, they nonetheless have learned to bypass seals as a medium for their chakra, using instead in its raw form and manipulating it to their bidding, usually in the form of an offensive weapon. As the Samurai grows more experienced with this technique, their creations become grander and grander. Domain: Samurai.
Kyuushen (Weapon Sharpness) Rank:D, C B, A, S Type: Supplementary / Specialized Ninjutsu Range: Self Special: Determines the strength of a Samurai's chakra creation. Description: A basic training technique that supplements all of the Samurai's chakra creations, this will determine the sharpness and strength behind their chakra manipulation. Domain: Samurai.
Sashibae (Weapon Projection) Rank: D Type: Supplementary / Specialized Ninjutsu Range: Self Special: Can create any simple, non-special weapon shape as an extension of a current weapon. Each rank of the user's Chakra Form Manipulation also briefly extends the weapon's length/size by up to 4 meters before returning to normal size, for a maximum of 20. Description: As its name implies, this variation to the Chakra Form Manipulation grants the samurai the ability of enhancing a plain, solid weapon with chakra extensions. Taking the shape of the current weapon in use, the Samurai's pure chakra now coats their weapon, adding a unique versatility to their approach in combat. Domain: Samurai.
Sorekiri (Weapon Deployment) Rank: B Type: Supplementary / Specialized Ninjutsu Range: 0 - 50 meters Special: Allows the Samurai to release their chakra cutters in a projectile like form after swinging them towards their target. Traveling distance depends on the Samurai's Chakra Form Manipulation rank, with default starting at 10 meters and growing 10 more with each new rank. Description: Now that the samurai has gotten familiar with creating bladed chakra weaponry with and without the assistance of a base, they are able to propel their creations into a straight, linear form. Fast moving and dangerous, the chakra cutters rely their size, shape, strength and power entirely on how well the Samurai has honed and trained their chakra manipulations skills. Domain: Samurai.
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2011 19:24:36 GMT -8 by Mad-Rock
[/li][li]Gender – Male [/li][li]Birth Country – Iron [/li][li]Hidden Village – None [/li][li]Difficulty – Hard/Advanced [/li][li]Alignment – NEUTRAL! [will work for the highest bidder] [/li][li]Clan!
Samurai – The Samurai were proud warriors of an era long gone, the protectors of Lords swearing justice and honor as they swung their swords. They were men of morals, honor and a good sense of man’s justice. With the rise of the ninja and the presence of gunpowder, the samurai soon began to fall behind, their once deadly swords mere flies swatted meters away before their glorious steel could ever taste justice. They were doomed an extinct race, never to be used by royalty again, and forever to be forgotten by the society that once glorified them.
Due to their prowess in war, the peasants feared them, forcing them to become mercenaries with a lost sense of justice just to survive. It was sad, but while the history books may have proclaimed their death a bit too early, a gathering of a skilled few would seclude themselves in an insulated underground complex, secret to the world, open only for the samurai during operations long ago.
Their most elite had actually survived a battle with several high ranking shinobi that had been scouring across their homeland, and midst their dead bodies, they found information of their home village, as well as an extensive set of scrolls detailing secrets of the chakra world. They knew what they had retrieved was gold, and so without though, the possessions were quickly acquired and their presence hidden.
Once their trail was secured to be cold, the remaining samurai that had bested their shinobi opponents would indulge in the newfound knowledge they had attained. Considering it spoke of arts never before trifled with (chakra was forbidden by samurai to be used!), they had a hard time assimilating the information at first. However, over time, the secrets of chakra manipulation were revealed, and although such a quest for knowledge had taken several years longer than they had expected, the ending was all the sweeter. Their gray hairs stood the test of time, and with them a new source of power for the armored warriors.
The use of chakra had been banned by the elders due to the dishonor it brought to the sword, but these wise warriors found a way to circumvent this ignorant code without losing the skills they had worked so hard for – manipulate pure chakra so that it enhances their weapons and armor. Such a concept was simple to many shinobi, but only on a basic, instant level; jutsu were cast on occasion, their effects lasting a few seconds. What the samurai had achieved was much grander – their chakra could potentially be active at all times, as long as they could handle the strain.
An uprising of the original class would be impossible due to their old age, but these clever foxes would instead instill themselves as their hidden clan’s elders and leaders, advising the younger generations on how to use the power they discovered to re-establish their dominance and honor within this world of shinobi. As their sons and son’s sons grew up, the power of the ‘glowing sword’ would continue to be passed, evolving in nature and improvising with each new hand that tried it. It wouldn’t be long before the shinobi began to swiftly mobilize, acquiring an array of impressive armor and weapons that would keep them safe, as well as be enhanced by their unique skills. They were lead by the original leader’s great-grandson, a slew of three-hundred against a potential set of thousands.
When they came from underground, Iron would be covered in a snowfall never before seen. It’d be a surreal transition to an even more unbelievable set of events, the now lazy and over-confident rogue ninja that had taken over Iron easily felled under the samurai’s impeccable sense of organization, strength and fighting. Their home would be theirs once more, and the need to live underground would be no more. All traitors and offenders were killed on the spot, all government officials forcefully removed, and all previous societal standers completely removed.
Under their rule, the vice and sloth from their previous inhabitants would be replaced with morality, justice and honor, the law of country and man forcing them to remain neutral to man’s problems, and act only as agens to balance out any major anomalies in what they called ‘the system’. There would be no hidden village. There would be no kage. The samurai military class ruled once more, and under a council of samurai that have proven themselves and elders, it would remain in place for many, many years. Over time, many averted conflicts would allow the samurai to earn respect and notoriety from the world around them, though they always chose to nestle within the confines of the mountainous snow region…
Iron, as its name implies, was now stronger than ever. Would the new generation continue to uphold its grand reputation? Time would soon tell.
S O U L
Bodyguard/Sword for hire
P H Y S I C A L I T Y
Weight: 200 lbs.
Eye Color: Onyx
Muscularly toned, Li keeps his body hidden within his unusual Samurai armour. Opting only to show his head if anything, as such, some get to see his short blond hair and handsome face, while very few get to see his scar covered body from countless training sessions and the like. His armour itself looks to be foreign and is dark in colour, along with his helmet which has the prominent features of two horns on either side of it.
C O G N I T I O N
Formerly he was a fiercely loyal warrior of the Land of Iron, but found himself becoming very independent within the time before the great light. As such, when the light had faded and smoking ruins were left, Li was the first Samurai of his generation to leave the Land of Iron behind for good, choosing to become a Sword For Hire instead. As such he holds an allegiance to himself and who ever has the deepest pocket book. Because of this he has no qualms against killing the innocent unless the innocent can pay him more.
To live independently and bathe in coin.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2011 20:41:07 GMT -8 by Mad-Rock