Ryuu looked around quickly as the sky darkened and as voices started to appear in his own head, as if he could somehow find the source of it here. However, he saw no one, and noticed that no one else even seemed to be affected by it. Quickly checking his chakra system, he found that he was not in an illusion. This stone really must have some powers then, if this was happening to him. Listening carefully to the words, the boy wondered what this Sunlit Forge was. What was he getting himself into? Maybe it was better to back out while he still could, but his curiosity evidently got the better of him. He wanted to see just how far he could go with this.The busy activity in the marketplace would continue unabated, even as the sky momentarily darkened. But no figure would appear. Rather, Ryuu would begin to hear whispers in his own head - certainly a strange occurrence for him. "The youngest Champion of the Sunlit Forge in over 1,200 years. What you hold is Our gift to you; it is a core, the core of a weapon. But it is powerless now. Its beauty emptied, quite literally. If you seek a higher purpose, something much greater than yourself or others, then power the weapon core." The voice dissipated and the sky returned to its normal color. It was as if nothing had happened.
Looking around for any more clues, Ryuu noticed that there was another sign that he had previously missed. It wrote the following, and it was also signed by the same person that had signed the previous one. This had to be it.
“What you hold is nothing less than a gift from Us. But it is powerless. A husk of something once so bright and dark. It must be powered. In order to do this, you must undertake Our arduous task. Seek out the blood of the guilty, one hundred offerings should suffice. Then purify its essence in the tears of an innocent soul, unharmed by you."Bright and dark at the same time... For a while, the boy wondered what the blood of the guilty meant. He had no intentions of killing anyone, and he was sure that this mission would not require one to kill either. There had to be something else. And only of the guilty. Ryuu had a moment of epiphany then. Aha, there was only one place where a large number of guilty people were sure to be! And with a bit of luck, there may also be some innocents there who were falsely accused. Pleased with his deduction skills, the Hyūga set off, returning pretty much the same way that he came from.
Chakra: 1505 - 5 = 1500