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.
“Now WHERE exactly did he go…” The young boy’s voice trailed off as his steps guided him slowly but surely away from Mizu no Kuni’s “front entrance” and deep into wild country. Though the Water Country itself was actually a large island, there was still plenty of room for anyone wishing to truly disappear to do just that. The gate logs showed no indication as to the older man’s passage; had he left home for personal reasons…?
“I wonder…” At the docks, though the Hozuki had little to go off of, the fact the most recent shinobi commissioned boat trips had gone to Tsuchi was good enough of a tip – off to Earth he went!
"I didn't want to fight! You brought this upon yourself!"
The first words to have met the boy’s ears – and his conscious mind. For once, battle was not the only thing that mattered. ”I DON’T CARE!” Enthralled in battle and under the hypnotic hold of his trigger, “Hyperion” had done well to not allow outside intervention interfere with his mission. ”Like I said before…” He was bred to keep Kiri free, to keep it flourishing. Any and all intruders were to be put down unless the Mizukage himself state otherwise. ”DEATH TO ALL INTRUDERS!!!”
The fact these two did not join in the assault made the blue devil suspicious as to their intentions, as well as question their overall allegiance to the Mist. Were they so easily swayed that a foreigner could simply cry out the name of his flag and still remain unquestioned? Were they that inexperienced to see the layers of doubt behind the boy and his introduction? And these were…Jounin!? Whose the inexperienced kid now!?
Although parallel to the hozuki's righter flank, he'd done so in a matter would place himself 16 meters away from said flank, a perfect distance. In a flash, both hands merged together to form a single seal which did nothing but send sharp tremors through the earth below the hozuki regardless of his liquid form.
But it mattered not. The tremors came indeed, but they were nothing he could not handle. As a boy of liquid, his malleable body would translate waves of unstable motion easily, reforming in real time so that my true balance was never affected – such were the advantages of the blood that roamed within. A blob he was then, his rage subsiding with time’s passing, but his existence would not be as predictable as the man hoped, for upon taking a sensory break, my true relocation would be lost. Pure coincidence!
”COME BACKKKK!!!” But it was too late. Having missed the chasm’s danger, all that was left was to spot his target through the mist. The fact it subsided was a sign of the enemy’s departure – it was time then for one last effort. Without warning his elegs exploded, foam gushing as his appendages stretched out at impressive speeds. Using Kussin, his legs would be commanded to extend fifty meters, but as he was already standing, it was HE who would rise, quickly over the fading mist and into higher planes – just in time to catch two figures in the horizon.
One, a strange ally, the master of few words. The other, a newfound rival, the unknown boy of Ame, a new opponent. It seemed the road had forked – who, then…?
[/u] Rank: D, C, B, A, S Type: Supplementary Ninjutsu Range: 0-50 Meters Handseals: No. Chakra: Very Low - Very High Special: Allows the user to extend one of their limbs, allowing them to increase the range of their jutsu and attacks. Range increase is based off of the users Hydration Rank. D rank Hydration allows the user to extend a limb 10 meters while S rank Hydration allows for an extension of up to 50 Meters. Their top Hydration rank determines the speed of how fast their limbs can extend. D: 2 meters per second C: 4 meters per second B: 6 meters per second A: 8 meters per second S: 10 meters per second Description: Utilizing their ability to convert their bodies to water, a Hozuki can actually achieve the elongation of their limbs. By utilizing this ability, a Hozuki can increase the range of their attacks. However, due to the properties of inertia if a hozuki were to throw a punch and extend their arm, they would not be able to change the trajectory of the punch mid-attack. As the User masters their ability to liquefy their body, their ability to stretch their limbs will also increase. Domain: Hozuki. Requires D Rank Hydration. [/spoiler][/blockquote][/font]
With no crushed body stuck at the end of his fast moving appendage, Hyperion quickly became aware of his failure. Unlike before he'd spare those around him a visual display of his emotions, choosing instead to quickly act in response to the events unfolding before young, azure optics. With his body an agent of pure water, he would be versatile unlike many other, turning apparent failures into steeping stones for yet another opportunity to strike. This would very well be one of them.
A quick diagonal duck ensured his safety, the punch catching the edges of his orange hair
Into water he became as he'd seek to create another assault, but in the process, a vicious attack filled his essence. Ototon, the process of creating dangerous sound waves through chakra, was currently wielding its might as its waves took over part of the boy's jelly essence. The source of the surreal, chakra-inspired attack came from the 'pang' of an unrecognizable entity, a seemingly metallic weapon brazen in the color of its own material. Had it not been for the jelly, he most likely would have remained an open target. ”WOOOOW!”
The scream was let loose before his humanoid figure was lost. The retreating fist carried auditory poison with it, although as he broken down into a formless essence of water, things such as balance and nausea would be undertaken in an entirely different way. His transformation made him unaware of the girl's relocation and the subsequent coming of the mist, but by definition, they too would be unaware of him. He was now a formless puddle, shifting across the moist, foggy grounds some twenty meters away from the intruder.
The funny feelings retreated from his “body”, leaving room for the return of a unique ire that made his alter-ego infamous. – it seemed little boy blue had found a rival...
Kyūryū: Suika no Jutsu (Torrent Water Transformation Jutsu)
[/u] Rank: C Type: Passive Range: -- Handseals: No. Chakra: -- Special: While this costs nothing, the Hozuki must still pay equal to their hydration rank known for liqeufying. Description: Allows the Hozuki to quickly and constantly reform and break up into water to used both offensively and strategically. Used correctly the Hozuki change into a burst of water, unleash attacks utilizing their own jelly properties, or to better position themselves at the flank of behind enemies as well as use the water to knock back opponents. Based of hit and run tactics this is a good way to constantly dominate taijutsu oriented players as well as keep them off guard. Domain: Hozuki; Kirigakure Exclusive. [/spoiler][/blockquote][/font]
Stop now? Are you kidding!? While these LAME adults found it easy to let their aging casks settle for less, the overflowing energy that charged the Hozuki’s frame was simply undeniable. Like the raging currents of from uncontrollable rapids, once the flow began, ceasing it was akin to achieving godliness. A grin of joyous terror invaded his façade. Within a split second, his chakra was raging.
Now, with this target ten meters away, he assumed a wide stance,
There would be little indication as to his release. His right arm, once that of a nine year old child, grew to the proportion of the world’s strongest adult male – and them some. Muscles upon muscles, reinforced by condensed water, now served as Kaien’s means of justification.
Upon having witnessed hostile movement his face gave off a sense of fear, looking intensely at the other two, then back to the woman before him.
Now! The mental trigger was shouted across the chasms of his psyche, and much sounding like his real voice, excitement and passion oozed from its essence. The time was now right. Having moved at least ten meters away from the others meant his existence would come at a different vantage point than the group – exactly what the boy sought, an exploit made grand as he turned away. And when the Ame nin did indeed, the punch was let loose.
It was official – Kaien’s defense mechanisms had kicked in. No longer existing as the innocent and immature child those all around him thought him to be, "Hyperion" would now come forth with different intentions. His eyes glowed an eerie blue, cold like the azure bodies that surrounded his dear village; cold like the blood of those he'd slain in the past. And then, in an near-instant, all ten meters that stood between them would be cut down – all in the time span of a mere second. ”DEATH TO ALL KIRI INVADERS!!!”
[/u] Rank: D, C, B, A, S Type: Supplementary Ninjutsu Range: 0-50 Meters Handseals: No. Chakra: Very Low - Very High Special: Allows the user to extend one of their limbs, allowing them to increase the range of their jutsu and attacks. Range increase is based off of the users Hydration Rank. D rank Hydration allows the user to extend a limb 10 meters while S rank Hydration allows for an extension of up to 50 Meters. Their top Hydration rank determines the speed of how fast their limbs can extend.
D: 2 meters per second C: 4 meters per second B: 6 meters per second A: 8 meters per second S: 10 meters per second
Description: Utilizing their ability to convert their bodies to water, a Hozuki can actually achieve the elongation of their limbs. By utilizing this ability, a Hozuki can increase the range of their attacks. However, due to the properties of inertia if a hozuki were to throw a punch and extend their arm, they would not be able to change the trajectory of the punch mid-attack. As the User masters their ability to liquefy their body, their ability to stretch their limbs will also increase. Domain: Hozuki. Requires D Rank Hydration.
Gousuiwan no Jutsu (Strong Water Arm Technique) [/u] Rank: B, B Type: Offensive / Clan Ninjutsu Range: Self Handseals: No. Chakra: Mid Special: On top of the technique's base rank damage, the boost adds additional damage equal to the Hozuki's highest 'Hydration' rank. Must learn for each limb. Pump-up lasts as long as the Hozuki's 'Liquefaction' limit. Description: Using their ability to transform their body into water, the Hozuki will reform their limbs, be it arms or legs, into a more muscular form. The muscles of the arm are temporarily enlarged and strengthened by the moisture gathered from the whole body, and as it is compressed into the entire arm, it provides boosts equivalent to an instant pump-up. This stronger limb allows the clan member to deliver more powerful blows with either a weapon or taijutsu in conjunction with the boosted limb. However, because it is essential to properly control the moisture balance inside the body, this technique's degree of difficulty is very high. The trade off for such difficulty? The technique gives the user superhuman strength, capable of cutting through both rock walls and steel doors. Domain: Hozuki. ‘B’ ranked Hydration. [/spoiler][/blockquote][/font]
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2012 16:49:25 GMT -8 by ☆ HYP ☆
I ruffled his hair, my smile widening, a soft laugh in my voice.
All tension had left my body as the fair lady would grant the youth a wish he had long yearned for, one which would instantly unlock a level of fondness from the boy towards the one apt enough to present – it was kinship.“Te-hee- hee!” A genuine giggle indeed, one which carried out even after his leg reformed out of the stranger's firm grasp and back at his side. Should she pet him further, the boy would begin to hop in place, smiling up at the girl as he clapped his hands. “Let's be friends!”
Friends? He had little. “Comrades”, he had many. Too many sometimes. To beat and to kill was easy; no, for once, he just wanted to be a kid. And it just might seem that way, that is, until another appeared.
He turned to the trees, setting his eyes in the direction of the rogue in the forestry. He did not see him, nor did he fully know of him; nonetheless, a degree of suspicion had crept upon his facade.
What was this!? Another stranger...
"Uh Oh. . ."The three snapped! Without any indication Masuyo's body plummeted swiftly to the earth and collided with any other metameric pieces of tree that tried to obstruct his fall.
Like the switch of a light, near-insatny, he'd morph into a whole new being. His figure dashed forward and to the right of the group, so that they were at least ten meters away. These two were obvious Kiri nin, something the boy's rank allowed him to know – c'mon, he wasn't that inept! Now, with this target ten meters away, he assumed a wide stance, one arm and hand resting on each knee. Weight forward and chakra raging, his evolution was now complete. His expression, stoic, told a completely different tale than that of a few moments ago...
With lightning-like speed and a fluidity unbecoming of lesser men, the stranger seized the flailing leg of the young Hazuki, sparing the quarrel that might have resulted had the newcomer been marred with such a reckless appendage.
Though he had not been looking for it, the stranger's lightning fast reflexes would nonetheless go unnoticed by the Hozuki, whose leg had gathered the proper momentum for the kick to be somewhat significant. "Wow!" Only when contact was achieved had the boy realized what had transpired.
He intended harm to no one, merely “drunk” on the potency of his hyperactivity. As a result, he was truly unaware. Unaware of the female, and now of the man's hands; however, such was not the case in the battlefield!
Alas, the child, recently returning from a tour, was simply suffering from a deficiency in normality, a disequilibrium he was fast to work at undoing. In a rare moment he'd remain still for more than a few minutes, as if then contact the stranger made on his jelly frame had somehow pacified everything aspect of his active body. “Ehh-Geee-Toe-Meee...”
Her name was playfully mouthed in a most innocent way as he took in her introduction openly, smiling at the pretty girl while suddenly not minding his momentary imprisonment. And then, just when the peace seemed to have finally settled in, an unfortunately familiar energy came to the child once more. “Wanna see something cool!?” His voice, high-pitched and happy, sought the attention of the scantly clad kunoichi.
Letter by letter and word by word only grew bigger, and so did the boy's confusion. But upon hearing the last words of the broody strange man, he would suddenly come to life. “I'm not a boy – I'm a MAN!” It was then that he chose to puff his chest up proudly, flexing his nonexistent muscle as his tiny blue body tensed up for dear life; if he wasn't a Hozuki, dare we say he had turned blue?
To prove his point further, the boy decided to “wield his might”, which consisted of executing a series of wild punches and kicks in the air with no real target in mind. Rather than exercise a calm caution and display his deadliness through his opponent's wonder, he would explode in a hyperactive fit that would last a good minute or so. “See! I'm tough!”
Unfortunately for the child whose attention lay solely on the one doubting him, those punches and kicks would eventually find an actual atarget – the passing man, no doubt.
One of them would have to move for me to pass by.
His face filled with joyful horror as the kick found its target, the man's half moist facade. “OH CRAP!!!”
“Uhhhhh...” A stupid expression formed over the Hozuki as he attempted to understand the strange words spoken by the man, the shinobi of nine years young unable to comprehend the abstract side of life. Upon closer inspection, it was hard to discern whether the twisting facade had actually changed, or if he was merely donning the same feeble minded expression all along, and he only THOUGHT he looked different; either way, it did not matter. Whereas he was serious, it was not.
“...don't tell me you're a weirdo man!!” As if suddenly inspired by a jolt of electricity, the boy jelly shot up from his crouch, no longer wearing his stupor on his sleeve. Instead, his skinny blue arms crossed his chest and his chin went high. “I'm NOT showing you mine!!!” In a few moments, he'd storm off a few steps, splashing puddles along the way. The demeanor change was quick, the staple of a child's swinging moods.
His stride was steady, the man a few meters behind. However, after a few lazy steps he'd stop. Nothing occurred at first, the boy quiet and still, appearing to stare off in the same distance as the man. However, that silence didn't last for long. “Waiiiitaminutehere...” With his sandaled heel acting as the axis to his progress he'd turn in place, a quick spin bringing his bright blue eyes back towards the oddity standing still within the shimmering rain. “...is this some sort of....game?”
He jumped up a few times before letting out a joyful scream, loud enough that anyone within fifty meters could here. ”I LUV games!!!”
“Care...less...?” The high-pitched voice traied off as he mouthed the man's words over and over, slowing his enunciation each time more in a futile effort to discover some kind of secret meaning between syllables – y'know, kid shit! “What's that...” By now he would have finished his re-composition, though even in his humanoid state, his size was dwarfed by the man as cold as the rain that bathed him. And although he was still “naked”, his demeanor and expression showed virtually no shame.
La la la...To a Hozuki, nudity was a meaningless word, a fictitious existence which brought about no feelings other than those he already possessed. This is due to their constant shift in paradigm, once hard “skin” breaking down into jelly at the behest of a mere thought. As such, he'd spalsh about freely, his figure never truly holding on to a fixed shape, until he had collected all of his things. “...and WHY are you out here, huh!?”
Left arm then right, through the hoops and behind the back; his iconic flack jacket with Kiri pride plastered across would be donned once more. Now kneeling on a half-puddled knee while humming a half tune, it'd be obvious the power of youth was flowing through him at one hundred and twenty percent - obvious. “It's cold man!!!”
Last Edit: Jan 13, 2012 20:01:42 GMT -8 by ☆ HYP ☆
“Rain...rain...R A I N N N N!!!” And so much of it! A hop, skip and dive later, little boy blue raced gleefully across Kiri's hazy hallowed grounds, embracing with wide arms that which made most want to hide away. Though rain was all too common for the Water Country, this precipitation represented something else to the child which few could ever related to – for to the rookie Jounin, water was life!
“And it's soooooooo cold!” Pure joy etched itself across the face of the boy whose gift for chakra was the one responsible for thrusting him into such a cold and dangerous world, and for a moment, it seemed he had preserved the innocence all nice years of his life had gifted him.
He remained like this for some time—unmoving, like a statue whose glory stood proudly against the shrill winds.
The time to run free had come again, and after a brief moment of puddle skipping, his mad dash resumed. Donning nothing more than a jet black flack jacket, a pair of shorts and some typical shinobi sandals, the streamlined Hozuki moved amongst water like lions did amongst plains. Such is why he didn't see it, the hardened, imposing structure hidden within the folds of wispy white; he didn't see him, the Man of the Mist.
'WOW!!!” Impact was sudden, all five feet of his watery self breaking up into what seemed like an aerial puddle. His clothing, lost, would float off in a nearby drain, while the rest of his body crashed to the ground. Slowly but surely, he would reform, an ascension marked by a random puddle at the mysterious man's feet. “Hi mister!!”
Yay, new friends!
Last Edit: Jan 13, 2012 19:04:13 GMT -8 by ☆ HYP ☆
Senpuu (Whirlwind) Rank: D, D, D, D Type: Offensive / Taijutsu Range: 0 - 5 meters Stamina: Low Special: Up to one roundhouse kick can be performed while hovering per use, plus one more each time retrained. Description: Using their quickness and agility, the user charges at their target and quickly spins their body in place, performing a flying round house kick on those opponents within the user'srange of attack. Domain: Goken.