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Skyla arrives finally, as she would begin to wonder around looking for her target.
Coming from here X

Vincent would still be looking nothing more then the common rabble still looking like the male farmer, he was in the landmark he was told by Miri that Skylar would be around here looking for what she issued her to do. Vincent was thinking of activating his visual prowess though this would give away he wasnt a normal person so he decided against it. Vincent would begin to quickly advance looking for Skylar after a few hours he would notice a woman that fitted her description "Sky.." Vincent would bellow in his usual voice hoping that Skylar would pick up on who it was as he looked like a ragged old man. Vincent approaching Skylar would stop a short distance away from her "i recently acquired some property of you and M and speaking of M she has sent me to recall you back to the village im going to take over the assignment from here" Vincent would await her response.
 

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Coming from here X

Vincent would still be looking nothing more then the common rabble still looking like the male farmer, he was in the landmark he was told by Miri that Skylar would be around here looking for what she issued her to do. Vincent was thinking of activating his visual prowess though this would give away he wasnt a normal person so he decided against it. Vincent would begin to quickly advance looking for Skylar after a few hours he would notice a woman that fitted her description "Sky.." Vincent would bellow in his usual voice hoping that Skylar would pick up on who it was as he looked like a ragged old man. Vincent approaching Skylar would stop a short distance away from her "i recently acquired some property of you and M and speaking of M she has sent me to recall you back to the village im going to take over the assignment from here" Vincent would await her response.
Skyla was in the middle of searching for someone whom she was given the task of finding but it was at that moment she heard a somewhat familiar voice approaching behind her. “Oh, Vincent” she said, turning to meet the gaze of the man directly. “Mirabelle sent me to find someone…but to think she’d just abandon that notion…that’s a bit…unheard of…” she was immediately suspicious of the claims of Vincent but before she can speak anymore into this, a voice called out from them. “He’s not lying, at least I hope not” a very youthful tone can be heard. Skyla would turn, looming over to see the source of the tone. “You…” she pointed at Skyla, dragging her closer to her face. Skyla was immediately about to take some action but that’s when the red haired woman allowed a scuff to be released from her breath. “Tch, damned clone…” she released her. “So you’re Mirabelle’s familiar or something? If you came looking for me, I’m the person of interest. Kiyomi Uzumaki” she said properly introducing herself. “Ah right, Ms. Uzumaki…it’s a pleasure meeting you. Mirabelle insisted that you returned to Tsumigakure…” she tried to finish only for Kiyomi to turn on heel. “No thank you…that woman’s caused me enough trouble for a life time…she can piss off for all I care…” she said folding her arms and walking away. “Please, wait!” Skyla rushed off to get her, leaving Vincent behind. It was his choice and what should be done.
 

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Vincent was relieved that Skylar understood it was him but something in her voice sounded unsure almost like she was playing along with him and intended to strike, Vincent was about to utter his next sentence when the target he was sent to retrieved appeared she had red hair that of the uzumaki though he would wait for Kiyomi to converse with Skylar to confirm it was her after all he didnt know this woman. After a while of conversing with Kiyomi would turn head and Skylar would give chase "ugh how troublesome guess i might have some work cut out for me..." Vincent face would sigh as he began to follow the pair still looking like a ragged farmer. Catching up to the pair by sprinting Vincent would dash and jump to land at the side of the both of them just having Kiyomi slightly in front of him and Skylar just being a foot behind him. "Please Kiyomi it is urgent that you return to the village there is a matter that requires your concern but that is between you and Mirabelle.... but i ask you to return with Skylar without any commotion" Vincent didn't know how to approach Kiyomi as he hasnt interacted with her before. He would turn to see what Skylar may add in with her input but kept a gaze on Kiyomi incase she decided to bolt again.
 

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Vincent was relieved that Skylar understood it was him but something in her voice sounded unsure almost like she was playing along with him and intended to strike, Vincent was about to utter his next sentence when the target he was sent to retrieved appeared she had red hair that of the uzumaki though he would wait for Kiyomi to converse with Skylar to confirm it was her after all he didnt know this woman. After a while of conversing with Kiyomi would turn head and Skylar would give chase "ugh how troublesome guess i might have some work cut out for me..." Vincent face would sigh as he began to follow the pair still looking like a ragged farmer. Catching up to the pair by sprinting Vincent would dash and jump to land at the side of the both of them just having Kiyomi slightly in front of him and Skylar just being a foot behind him. "Please Kiyomi it is urgent that you return to the village there is a matter that requires your concern but that is between you and Mirabelle.... but i ask you to return with Skylar without any commotion" Vincent didn't know how to approach Kiyomi as he hasnt interacted with her before. He would turn to see what Skylar may add in with her input but kept a gaze on Kiyomi incase she decided to bolt again.
Urgent?” Kiyomi stopped, as she turned on her heel to make direct eye contact with Vincent. “Don’t waste my time. I can tell that you’re lying…” she immediately sensed with her sensory. “People like you make me sick, just full of lies and bullshit…” she said, immediately turning to storm off again but Skyla would have grabbed her by her arm. “Kiyomi-san…Mirabelle does in fact want to see you…do you think I’m lying?” she said, titling her head to the side. Kiyomi was trying to free herself but her chakra sensory told her everything she needed to know. “Ugh…you cant you just…” she sighed, as she turned once more and looked at the duo. “Fine. Whatever…let me just get some stuff..” she said, as Skyla finally allowed her to move freely. “Just wait here…” she said, quickly disappearing a flash. “Sorry you had to see that…she’s still heartbroken it seems…” she shrugged at the thought.
 

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Urgent?” Kiyomi stopped, as she turned on her heel to make direct eye contact with Vincent. “Don’t waste my time. I can tell that you’re lying…” she immediately sensed with her sensory. “People like you make me sick, just full of lies and bullshit…” she said, immediately turning to storm off again but Skyla would have grabbed her by her arm. “Kiyomi-san…Mirabelle does in fact want to see you…do you think I’m lying?” she said, titling her head to the side. Kiyomi was trying to free herself but her chakra sensory told her everything she needed to know. “Ugh…you cant you just…” she sighed, as she turned once more and looked at the duo. “Fine. Whatever…let me just get some stuff..” she said, as Skyla finally allowed her to move freely. “Just wait here…” she said, quickly disappearing a flash. “Sorry you had to see that…she’s still heartbroken it seems…” she shrugged at the thought.
Vincent would hear both ladies talk and feel slightly like a third wheel to the both of them though this was his mission he was given though he would let the awkwardness show through in his body posture. Though Kiyomi could see through his deception he didnt care about her in particular just that she got her ass back to the village like Mirabelle instructed her temper with Vincent was great at the best of times so adding to this would be a large pain in his neck for him aswell as sullying his mission count he has accrued thus far in the village. Not failing on so far he intended on keeping this polish on his record as he wanted it to be something proud of when he retired, Vincent would listen to Skylar as she managed to convince Kiyomi to return though this woman seemed eccentric not a bad thing infact Vincent preferred wild and unusual people to study and have the company of most nin or people are boring.

"glad she came to her senses" Vincent would utter to Skylar as she said her last sentence "But you have nothing to apologise for Skylar thank you for your intervention seemed like she was going to bolt again and save me the bothersome trouble of retrieving her, i bid you farewell Skylar ill see you back at the village" Vincent let a smile out in his old man farmer disguise and tip his farmer hat to Skylar bidding her farewell and moving onto the next part of his mission.
 

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Vincent would hear both ladies talk and feel slightly like a third wheel to the both of them though this was his mission he was given though he would let the awkwardness show through in his body posture. Though Kiyomi could see through his deception he didnt care about her in particular just that she got her ass back to the village like Mirabelle instructed her temper with Vincent was great at the best of times so adding to this would be a large pain in his neck for him aswell as sullying his mission count he has accrued thus far in the village. Not failing on so far he intended on keeping this polish on his record as he wanted it to be something proud of when he retired, Vincent would listen to Skylar as she managed to convince Kiyomi to return though this woman seemed eccentric not a bad thing infact Vincent preferred wild and unusual people to study and have the company of most nin or people are boring.

"glad she came to her senses" Vincent would utter to Skylar as she said her last sentence "But you have nothing to apologise for Skylar thank you for your intervention seemed like she was going to bolt again and save me the bothersome trouble of retrieving her, i bid you farewell Skylar ill see you back at the village" Vincent let a smile out in his old man farmer disguise and tip his farmer hat to Skylar bidding her farewell and moving onto the next part of his mission.
Regardless if Mira-sama summoned me back or not, I will see through to my original mission” she answered, now looming into the direction Kiyomi headed into. “Kiyomi is…wounded…” she said in a very mellow and withdrawn tone, her eyes drifting to the skies. Her own memories are copies of Mirabelle’s yet with her own unique experiences. She knows of the history between the two and for Kiyomi who ran away from it to be called back into it…it’s just suffering on her end. Perhaps Mirabelle didn’t see or understand this, perhaps if she’d stop just for five minutes…but what does Skyla know, Mirabelle will done day hear and experience these emotions and thoughts of her and well, hopefully she’s learned by now the truth. Kiyomi would have returned after a while, with bag and among other things. “We going or what?” she said, starting to leave as Skyla nodded and started to escort her. “Vincent, is there anything else Mirabelle asked for you to do? I’m sure I can handle transporting Ms. Uzumaki…” though Kiyomi rolled her eyes continued walking.
 

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Regardless if Mira-sama summoned me back or not, I will see through to my original mission” she answered, now looming into the direction Kiyomi headed into. “Kiyomi is…wounded…” she said in a very mellow and withdrawn tone, her eyes drifting to the skies. Her own memories are copies of Mirabelle’s yet with her own unique experiences. She knows of the history between the two and for Kiyomi who ran away from it to be called back into it…it’s just suffering on her end. Perhaps Mirabelle didn’t see or understand this, perhaps if she’d stop just for five minutes…but what does Skyla know, Mirabelle will done day hear and experience these emotions and thoughts of her and well, hopefully she’s learned by now the truth. Kiyomi would have returned after a while, with bag and among other things. “We going or what?” she said, starting to leave as Skyla nodded and started to escort her. “Vincent, is there anything else Mirabelle asked for you to do? I’m sure I can handle transporting Ms. Uzumaki…” though Kiyomi rolled her eyes continued walking.
Vincent would hear Skyla words and he wasnt as bothered as what happened between the two former lovers, though it was the first part of his mission he now was going to execute the second phase of this assignment. After Kiyomi returned and asked if her and Skyla was leaving Skyla would face Vincent and ask if anything else was asked of him "yes there is another matter but this was more a personal request that i asked of Mirabelle but i can finish the rest of the request here. good seeing you again until our path cross again" Vincent would turn and begin to walk to another empty landmark

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After arriving in the market, Strix took time to replenish stock as well as take inventory of what she was doing, and what was to happen next. There were a few things that she needed, one was to investigate her clans history, another was to investigate her weapon more to unlock its full potential, and then there was also the matter of going back home to pay respects to her family. Although she didnt pay much attention at first, there was a depressing and sickly aura that was cut beneath the marketplace chatter, tensions were high as arguments flared over prices. Brushing it off as the usual marketplace noise, Strix continued to wander through absentmindedly in her own world. It wasn't until she had almost tripped over something on the floor that brought her back to reality she looked around to see what she had tripped over.

Groaning and muttering to itself was a figure, covered by the shadow of the alleyway it was hiding in, its humanoid arm flopped out onto the walkway. Peering closer at the figure, Strix realized it was a human but something was off.... they were completely almost just skin and bone, malnourished. Down the alleyway were more figures, the same state, barely speaking, mumbling, rotted skin, missing legs and arms, by all counts should be corpses. But they werent bloated nor were they plae and while. They were still all alive somehow, this is what they were talking about back on the island with Madara and that voidlord Neferian how death had left the world. So... no matter the injury now people, humanity couldn't die? Surely there would be some radical consequences to a life with no end, immortality always had a consequence.

Pulling out her communication scroll with Madara, she wrote a brief note to update him, he may want to hear more about it.

Have been travelling, in Keishi now. There are some strange things going on, warrant further investigation. Groups of people laying in the street starving but not dying, marketplaces severely overpriced, and potential riots about to break out. Will update further in a few days.

A simple message, but that would roughly be about as much as she knew and could guess at the moment and judging from the marketplace arguments there would be trouble coming. Had the voidlords planned this all along, with Phetra dying to stop the afterlife, while Neferians work stopped people from dying? Powerful indeed, she needed to investigate more.
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Panthalassa walked through the busy street of Keishi, wondering what to do. The marketplace was bursting with activity, as the new fares had arrived. He decided to take a look, see if he'd like to buy a couple.
 

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-Investigate the Crisis in Keishi




There was a foul stench in the air the further Strix walked through the city, bodies lying around barely more than skin and bone as muscle wasted away though no death was on the street. The marketplace was a roar of people clambering begging for food as there were extra guards at every stall and weapons drawn in case of any trouble. Though no good it would do them, with no death as a threat, nothing more than restraints could be done for the people of the world now more than likely the jails full of those broken the law but cannot be put to death. Supposedly this was one of the biggest markets and biggest cities in the western continent, additionally the Land of Fire being known for having lush bounties and never running out of food. However things were going wrong and the world had begun to unravel since Tiamat and the Voidlord's started their plans.

Cautiously walking through the city, Strix was careful to avoid any contact with the locals, hood pulled up as her black cloak hid her features not wanting to be identified nor remembered by anyone here. Moving over towards a local guild hall, there was numerous bounties for collection, mainly for securing trade routes and protecting caravans. Normally from Strix' experience there would only be 3 or 4 at most but currently with 12 jobs roughly the same on offer, there had to be correlation with the famine. The first guess was that bandits were stealing caravans, attacking traders and farmers desperate as any citizen to get their hands on food, but they normally would only stick to one province close to their home turf. These requests looked like they were coming in from all over the Land of Fire. Ripping down one of the posters, Strix inspected it as she read through its request.

It was a simple caravan protection, but the reward money was triple what the normal going rate was, more than likely because of the desperate need for food for the region and markets plus the massive inflation and as they say Supply and Demand. Strix wouldn't normally take such a petty job but these were extraneous circumstances and warranted looking into. So far it looked like there was Famine going on, and caravans, farmers and merchants were struggling to actually get their food delivered. There was something in the supply chain that was disrupting all this. Entering the guildhall there was a rabble of people in mixed between locals begging to put jobs up to protect their farms or transport their food, to mercenaries and local militia preparing to either go out or take jobs. Clicking her tongue, Strix wandered over to the front desk waiting till she could be spoken to one of the receptionists.
Hello and welcome to the Keishi Mercenaries Guild, thank you for coming today. Taking a job or putting in a request?

Placing down the job on the table, Strix looked up to see a dark brown haired woman, thin, with what looked to be hands wrapped in bandages covering tanned skin.

Oh, ok let me just make the arrangements. Can I say who is taking the job?

Strix paused, unsure of whether to give her proper name or not before an idea came to her head.

Frost.

The woman briefly had her eyebrow raised in curiosity before regaining composure, and stamping the request.

Ok thank you for taking on the job. Your contact will be to the north of town near the gate. Ask for Mr Gazlowe and he will give you further details.

Turning and exiting the building, Strix wondered if this was the Voidlord's plans, to cause Chaos within humanity by giving them Immortality. Strix couldn't help but chuckle at the idea, sure everyone wish to never die or be immortal but when that affects everyone then that's true Chaos. Trekking to the North of town, Strix would see as she rounded the corner the Walled gates as people still lined the streets here moaning and barely being able to move. Heading on, she would reach the gatehouse and look for a guard.
 

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-Investigate the Crisis in Keishi




There was a foul stench in the air the further Strix walked through the city, bodies lying around barely more than skin and bone as muscle wasted away though no death was on the street. The marketplace was a roar of people clambering begging for food as there were extra guards at every stall and weapons drawn in case of any trouble. Though no good it would do them, with no death as a threat, nothing more than restraints could be done for the people of the world now more than likely the jails full of those broken the law but cannot be put to death. Supposedly this was one of the biggest markets and biggest cities in the western continent, additionally the Land of Fire being known for having lush bounties and never running out of food. However things were going wrong and the world had begun to unravel since Tiamat and the Voidlord's started their plans.

Cautiously walking through the city, Strix was careful to avoid any contact with the locals, hood pulled up as her black cloak hid her features not wanting to be identified nor remembered by anyone here. Moving over towards a local guild hall, there was numerous bounties for collection, mainly for securing trade routes and protecting caravans. Normally from Strix' experience there would only be 3 or 4 at most but currently with 12 jobs roughly the same on offer, there had to be correlation with the famine. The first guess was that bandits were stealing caravans, attacking traders and farmers desperate as any citizen to get their hands on food, but they normally would only stick to one province close to their home turf. These requests looked like they were coming in from all over the Land of Fire. Ripping down one of the posters, Strix inspected it as she read through its request.

It was a simple caravan protection, but the reward money was triple what the normal going rate was, more than likely because of the desperate need for food for the region and markets plus the massive inflation and as they say Supply and Demand. Strix wouldn't normally take such a petty job but these were extraneous circumstances and warranted looking into. So far it looked like there was Famine going on, and caravans, farmers and merchants were struggling to actually get their food delivered. There was something in the supply chain that was disrupting all this. Entering the guildhall there was a rabble of people in mixed between locals begging to put jobs up to protect their farms or transport their food, to mercenaries and local militia preparing to either go out or take jobs. Clicking her tongue, Strix wandered over to the front desk waiting till she could be spoken to one of the receptionists.
Hello and welcome to the Keishi Mercenaries Guild, thank you for coming today. Taking a job or putting in a request?

Placing down the job on the table, Strix looked up to see a dark brown haired woman, thin, with what looked to be hands wrapped in bandages covering tanned skin.

Oh, ok let me just make the arrangements. Can I say who is taking the job?

Strix paused, unsure of whether to give her proper name or not before an idea came to her head.

Frost.

The woman briefly had her eyebrow raised in curiosity before regaining composure, and stamping the request.

Ok thank you for taking on the job. Your contact will be to the north of town near the gate. Ask for Mr Gazlowe and he will give you further details.

Turning and exiting the building, Strix wondered if this was the Voidlord's plans, to cause Chaos within humanity by giving them Immortality. Strix couldn't help but chuckle at the idea, sure everyone wish to never die or be immortal but when that affects everyone then that's true Chaos. Trekking to the North of town, Strix would see as she rounded the corner the Walled gates as people still lined the streets here moaning and barely being able to move. Heading on, she would reach the gatehouse and look for a guard.
A short walk later on and Strix was on the cities edge with walls stretching on to protect from invasion, with a gate and guardhouse built in as the only means of getting in and out bar scaling the walls. Hood pulled up, Strix wandered through the crowds of people, merchants mixed with farmers, guards and traders looking to find some relief in the city. The guards were on alert, vigilant to the slightest disturbance as a pickpocket tried to run off with a sack of money, a merchant crying out for help. The guards immediately swarmed and chased down the scrawny young man, tackling him to the ground. The thief the burst out crying yelling about starvation and food shortage and family. Strix rolled her eyes as she continued onwards passing through the gate and focusing back to finding a Gazlowe, who by description of the contract was a merchant of some kind. It was then she spotted a large carriage being pulled by two large horses with a man in a dark green coat sitting before a fire. On the door of the coach were the initials "M.G" and on top was a few luggage one of which had Gazlowe written in gold on it. Well this must have been the man for the contract.

He was a short thinning man with greying hair, stubble, rings across his fingers and tying it all together with a clean tailor made outfit. Moving and sitting across from him, he didnt even look up from the sausages he was cooking as he rotated them over the fire their sizzling the only noise between them. It took only a minute before he looked up and surveyed her with his eyes speaking.

So I'm guessing you are the one that took my request, otherwise you would have already tried to rob me or told me to move on. The guards seem to be little better than the public rabble at the moment.
Taking the sausages and standing, he took a bite savouring the pork taste swallowing the first bite before she replied.

Yes, I saw it and I have an interest in the ongoing events, wanting to know how they all started.

Well I can tell you, when people found out they couldn't die, it was a miracle at first. A blessing that was really a curse in disguise, little did people know how far it would actually go. I suppose you7 have probably heard about the "champions" that went to fight the underworld or something.

He put up his hands indicating quote marks as he said champions.

Yes, in fact I met one of them not too long ago, he found along side the others and told me of the trials they went through. Hope much of it was stretched I dont know, though he didnt seem like the type to exaggerate.

Taking another bite he chewed with an open mouth while he spoke.

See, what people didnt realize is that not everyone in the world saw this whole immortality thing as a blessing of simply being in good health. You know what bandits and criminals are like, looking to take advantage of anything they can. So it didnt take long for the looting to begin. At first it was petty thievery with no threat to their physical health, they started to attack more freely and openly, and shortly after that is when the shortages came. Course, this meant that farms became massive targets, and massive importance to all parties, from the villages to outlaws and thieves.

He chuckled as he finished his food.

See us merchants, for good or bad, made the most of what we could because the farmers were costing us a ton more because they wanted to hire on more protection for their farms. Bandits figured they could raid the farms directly instead of taking out the caravans along the way. I guess they saw the farmers as easier targets. I dont blame them, but it didnt take long before the farmers to hire on security to protect their crops, and the ones that didnt, well they didnt last long.

Strix was curious, so it was true, the immortality plague went far beyond actually simply making people live forever. Had Neferian planned for this to happen, chaos to be sewn throughout the land? How did it connect to the Underworld Shattering though...

I have a feeling that the Underworld raid and this Immortality chaos are connected, though Im not sure how at the moment. Im hoping that I can find any clues or leads about this. Other parts of the world are suffering, though it seems to be the Land of Fire that is mostly having the focused chaos of bandits and outlaws. It could be someone leading them, or simple coincidence, but right now too many things are lining up to be coincidence.

Packing away his things and climbing onto his cart, Gazlowe threw his satchel into the passenger side and took up the reigns.

Well, we can talk more on the road but lets get going. Id rather get back to the farm before nightfall so we got less chance of an ambush but....
Looking he up and down he shook his head.
Well, lets just hope if anything does happen then you can handle yourself. My first priority is myself then my stock I hope you understand.

Nodding her head, she climbed onto the back and threw her own satchel onto the dart.

Dont worry if anything does happen, you wont have to worry..

Letting out a chuckle he cracked the reigns and began pulling the horse and carts away.

What ever you say lady...
 
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Panthalassa walked through the busy street of Keishi, wondering what to do. The marketplace was bursting with activity, as the new fares had arrived. He decided to take a look, see if he'd like to buy a couple.
Coming from Zhouhua (041)

As Barney landed on the outskirts of the city, he immediately saw the swarm of people as they moved around the massive and chaotic city. He dispersed Grus back to her homeland and made his way through the masses on foot. Rule of thumb was to follow the biggest mass to get to the main square and from there decide where to go next. Looking at the streets as he wandered he could really tell that it was a massive city built across centuries and in different time periods, following the rise and decline of different civilizations that ruled this ancient city. Nowadays, the people were too busy to bother with rulers and conquerors and were only thinking about themselves and how to survive from day to day. Thievery and brawls were plaguing the city on every corner and Barney tried to stay clear, at least for the time being.

As he got close to the main square, just before the last street took a corner, he saw a familiar figure from the back. He could recognize him even from a few feet away. There was no doubt, it was his dear friend...

"Captain!" said Barney out loud as he approached the man and tapped him on the shoulder a few times quite manly, before he gave him a firm friendly squeeze.
 

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Coming from Zhouhua (041)

As Barney landed on the outskirts of the city, he immediately saw the swarm of people as they moved around the massive and chaotic city. He dispersed Grus back to her homeland and made his way through the masses on foot. Rule of thumb was to follow the biggest mass to get to the main square and from there decide where to go next. Looking at the streets as he wandered he could really tell that it was a massive city built across centuries and in different time periods, following the rise and decline of different civilizations that ruled this ancient city. Nowadays, the people were too busy to bother with rulers and conquerors and were only thinking about themselves and how to survive from day to day. Thievery and brawls were plaguing the city on every corner and Barney tried to stay clear, at least for the time being.

As he got close to the main square, just before the last street took a corner, he saw a familiar figure from the back. He could recognize him even from a few feet away. There was no doubt, it was his dear friend...

"Captain!" said Barney out loud as he approached the man and tapped him on the shoulder a few times quite manly, before he gave him a firm friendly squeeze.
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Embark on a journey to gain confidence

Panthalassa was skimming through the marketplace and the noticeboard. Life has been pretty laid back recently, even boring at times. He felt his previous defeat at the Dark Tower to be quite harming to his ego and general mood. He read through the multiple notices and wanted posters, before lingering on the several bulletin news on the raids of the southwest corner of the Land of Fire.

Panthalassa was not affiliated with any village, but he had found harbour and comrades up north with the Hellsing clan. While it was extremely cold, much more than Panthalassa was ready to accept, a few of the people there were actually not half bad. He paused his reading for a bit, as his mind drifted off to his memories.

Barney, the insane doctor. That man was wild and awesome. A smile crept in on Panthalassa's lips as he reminisced about the Yuki shinobi. Yuki were born in the Water Archipelago, which is where he was raised. Destiny had it that both shinobi would meet the furthest from their homeland as there could ever be, but they clicked right away.

It was like Panthalassa could hear him now, in Keishi. " Captain, Captain". Panthalassa let out a chuckle. It's Admiral, not Captain, he laughed. But it was such a life-like image that Panthalassa had to do a double check down the street of the market. Oh would you look at that, it was Barney!

OH! My friend!

Panthalassa gripped the man's hand and then pulled him closer to a manly hug. The Yuki was a bright light that cut through the Admiral's blue mood. He pushed the man a way to take a closer look at the crazy doctor, making sure it was real and not just his mind playing tricks on him.

Now you're a bright sight for sore eyes! How have you been, what brings you here?

Maybe it was coincidence ( OOC: It was not ) but Barney had arrived right when Panthalassa was reading about the raids. What previously had no much weight, now seemed like something worth exploring. After the general friendly talk was done with, Panthalassa organized the news in his head and grabbed a few select pieces of journal. They moved their rendezvous to a nearby pub where Panthalassa was staying and Panthalassa would propose the journey.

I have been really homesick for quite a while. After our dinner party, I have travelled to the Darktower, west of here, and challenged the champion. But it didn't go as planned. After the events of the Raid, I have been down in spirits and without much motivation to do anything. I was actually thinking about you when I saw you! Imagine my surprise to see you here, so far away from our clan's homebase!

To be honest, you came when I was reading about these events.


Panthalassa showed the Yuki the documents detailing the pillaging of the southwest villages. It appeared that the general displeasure about Madara's ruling in the Fire Land, and his negligence towards the weaker and smaller villages gave rise to a lot of rebel activity.

It doesn't have that much to do with us, but it has to be a sign that I was reading this as soon as you arrived. I was thinking, maybe journeying with you would give me some sense of purpose and kinship. I don't have that much to return to in the Water Archipelago, because I feel like I outgrew them for now. But maybe I can find myself in these villages, with you. I think our clan could benefit from weakening our neighbouring village, even if slightly. Then again, it just sounds like an exciting opportunity to try out some new techniques of mine. What do you think?
 

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Meet an acquaintance to lift one's spirits
Embark on a journey to gain confidence

Panthalassa was skimming through the marketplace and the noticeboard. Life has been pretty laid back recently, even boring at times. He felt his previous defeat at the Dark Tower to be quite harming to his ego and general mood. He read through the multiple notices and wanted posters, before lingering on the several bulletin news on the raids of the southwest corner of the Land of Fire.

Panthalassa was not affiliated with any village, but he had found harbour and comrades up north with the Hellsing clan. While it was extremely cold, much more than Panthalassa was ready to accept, a few of the people there were actually not half bad. He paused his reading for a bit, as his mind drifted off to his memories.

Barney, the insane doctor. That man was wild and awesome. A smile crept in on Panthalassa's lips as he reminisced about the Yuki shinobi. Yuki were born in the Water Archipelago, which is where he was raised. Destiny had it that both shinobi would meet the furthest from their homeland as there could ever be, but they clicked right away.

It was like Panthalassa could hear him now, in Keishi. " Captain, Captain". Panthalassa let out a chuckle. It's Admiral, not Captain, he laughed. But it was such a life-like image that Panthalassa had to do a double check down the street of the market. Oh would you look at that, it was Barney!

OH! My friend!

Panthalassa gripped the man's hand and then pulled him closer to a manly hug. The Yuki was a bright light that cut through the Admiral's blue mood. He pushed the man a way to take a closer look at the crazy doctor, making sure it was real and not just his mind playing tricks on him.

Now you're a bright sight for sore eyes! How have you been, what brings you here?

Maybe it was coincidence ( OOC: It was not ) but Barney had arrived right when Panthalassa was reading about the raids. What previously had no much weight, now seemed like something worth exploring. After the general friendly talk was done with, Panthalassa organized the news in his head and grabbed a few select pieces of journal. They moved their rendezvous to a nearby pub where Panthalassa was staying and Panthalassa would propose the journey.

I have been really homesick for quite a while. After our dinner party, I have travelled to the Darktower, west of here, and challenged the champion. But it didn't go as planned. After the events of the Raid, I have been down in spirits and without much motivation to do anything. I was actually thinking about you when I saw you! Imagine my surprise to see you here, so far away from our clan's homebase!

To be honest, you came when I was reading about these events.


Panthalassa showed the Yuki the documents detailing the pillaging of the southwest villages. It appeared that the general displeasure about Madara's ruling in the Fire Land, and his negligence towards the weaker and smaller villages gave rise to a lot of rebel activity.

It doesn't have that much to do with us, but it has to be a sign that I was reading this as soon as you arrived. I was thinking, maybe journeying with you would give me some sense of purpose and kinship. I don't have that much to return to in the Water Archipelago, because I feel like I outgrew them for now. But maybe I can find myself in these villages, with you. I think our clan could benefit from weakening our neighbouring village, even if slightly. Then again, it just sounds like an exciting opportunity to try out some new techniques of mine. What do you think?
This post contains a B rank storyboard mission called:
Reflect on your own accomplishments
Rendez-vouz and learn about a friends journeys

"I knew it wasn't Captain!" Barney burst in laughter as he embraced his good friend and thought to himself how he wasn't sure what it was. He laughed wholeheartedly as the Admiral spoke and then replied to his questions.

"Ah, after you left, I gotta admit, I felt a bit lonely. It struck me when you said that you wanted to go and explore the world but it just wasn't my thing at the time being. Instead, I did what I usually do best. I gathered some supplies for my laboratory and started some work to keep my mind occupied. It was very fruitful." Barney said as he grabbed the edge of his coat and proudly showed it to the Admiral. He probably wouldn't see any differences as it was the same coat that he used to wear even back when they first met, but deep within, it was nothing alike. A child of his own imagination. A fruit of his skills. A testament to his ability. A unique coat with unparalleled abilities that laid within. As he spun around, he could see the slightly joyful but uncertain look on the Admirals face because he wasn't sure what exactly he was looking at.

"Looks great, right?", said Barney but didn't give the Admiral enough time to respond.

"Right, I'll just let you in on a little secret and hopefully we'll be able to see the coat in action. It's almost got a brain of its own." He put emphasis on the almost because the coat didn't really have a brain but rather a chakra circulatory network which was mostly a ninja's brain anyway.

"But sorry, don't let me interrupt you. Please tell me what have you been up to!" apologized Barney quickly and let the Admiral speak as he followed him into the nearby pub, listening to his journey, how he was homesick for a while and how after their dinner party, he travelled to the Darktower, west of here, and challenged the champion that resided there. Unfortunately, as the Admiral put it lightly, it didn't go as planned. Barney felt sorry for the Admiral as it seemed it was a tough battle to lose, but he gave him a quick glance over and saw that he was alright and nothing was missing.

"Don't worry my friend, I'm glad you're okay. Perhaps we can deal with that Dark Tower together at some point." said Barney with a smirk, as if he held an ace in his sleeve, which was an intended pun because of the abilities of his coat.

Furthermore, Barney listened to the Admiral talk about the events after the Raid, and how he has been down in spirits and without much motivation to do anything. He told Barney that he was actually thinking about him when they bumped into each other. Would you imagine the surprise of them two meeting all the way here, so far away from their clan's homebase!

"Ah, Hellsing, yeah." Barney gave a sour smirk at the mention of Hellsing and quickly shrugged his shoulders.

"I have actually bumped into Alucard and Hei when I was fetching my supplies but they both, more or less, ignored me. Alucard was too busy to chat and Hei seemed zapped out of his mind quite literally ignoring me." said Barney with some visible angst towards those two. They weren't bad fellas and Barney didn't want them as enemies, that was for certain. But he wasn't sure if being part of the clan was beneficial to Barney anymore. He felt as if he outgrew the clan and was setting up for bigger things.

"Which brings me here actually. After my experiment I ran out of supplies and I raided the Khulna market quite a few times so they ran out of supplies which forced me to expand my search to the other nearest town with a marketplace. On my way here, I have also learned how to summon Cranes, would you believe that. Brother, you've gotta see this beautiful crane. It's nothing like you've ever seen before. If the winds will be generous, maybe we can utilize it on our journey for a flight through the countryside." said Barney with a mellow and calm, almost angelic tone.

It seemed as if Panthalassa took Barneys words with acceptance because his next few words focused on the noticeboard and the events that were posted there. Barney listened as Panthalassa showed him the papers and explained what was happening and how there were rebellions starting in the land of Fire. Rebellions against the ruling of some Madara, whoever he may be. Barney nodded as he listened, signaling to the Admiral that he was indeed interested. Sure, it would seem like a good idea for his last few acts as a Hellsing member to do some good for the clan, in case that the worst happens, to at least split in good spirits.

"I agree with you. I'd love to see what you've got and to show you what I've got as well." said Barney, thinking of his coat.

"Let's finish this drink then, I'm paying, and then lead the way my friend. I'm looking forward to this journey together with you." said Barney and stretched his hand forward to give the Admiral a handshake as a done deal.
 

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This post contains a B rank storyboard mission called:
Reflect on your own accomplishments
Rendez-vouz and learn about a friends journeys

"I knew it wasn't Captain!" Barney burst in laughter as he embraced his good friend and thought to himself how he wasn't sure what it was. He laughed wholeheartedly as the Admiral spoke and then replied to his questions.

"Ah, after you left, I gotta admit, I felt a bit lonely. It struck me when you said that you wanted to go and explore the world but it just wasn't my thing at the time being. Instead, I did what I usually do best. I gathered some supplies for my laboratory and started some work to keep my mind occupied. It was very fruitful." Barney said as he grabbed the edge of his coat and proudly showed it to the Admiral. He probably wouldn't see any differences as it was the same coat that he used to wear even back when they first met, but deep within, it was nothing alike. A child of his own imagination. A fruit of his skills. A testament to his ability. A unique coat with unparalleled abilities that laid within. As he spun around, he could see the slightly joyful but uncertain look on the Admirals face because he wasn't sure what exactly he was looking at.

"Looks great, right?", said Barney but didn't give the Admiral enough time to respond.

"Right, I'll just let you in on a little secret and hopefully we'll be able to see the coat in action. It's almost got a brain of its own." He put emphasis on the almost because the coat didn't really have a brain but rather a chakra circulatory network which was mostly a ninja's brain anyway.

"But sorry, don't let me interrupt you. Please tell me what have you been up to!" apologized Barney quickly and let the Admiral speak as he followed him into the nearby pub, listening to his journey, how he was homesick for a while and how after their dinner party, he travelled to the Darktower, west of here, and challenged the champion that resided there. Unfortunately, as the Admiral put it lightly, it didn't go as planned. Barney felt sorry for the Admiral as it seemed it was a tough battle to lose, but he gave him a quick glance over and saw that he was alright and nothing was missing.

"Don't worry my friend, I'm glad you're okay. Perhaps we can deal with that Dark Tower together at some point." said Barney with a smirk, as if he held an ace in his sleeve, which was an intended pun because of the abilities of his coat.

Furthermore, Barney listened to the Admiral talk about the events after the Raid, and how he has been down in spirits and without much motivation to do anything. He told Barney that he was actually thinking about him when they bumped into each other. Would you imagine the surprise of them two meeting all the way here, so far away from their clan's homebase!

"Ah, Hellsing, yeah." Barney gave a sour smirk at the mention of Hellsing and quickly shrugged his shoulders.

"I have actually bumped into Alucard and Hei when I was fetching my supplies but they both, more or less, ignored me. Alucard was too busy to chat and Hei seemed zapped out of his mind quite literally ignoring me." said Barney with some visible angst towards those two. They weren't bad fellas and Barney didn't want them as enemies, that was for certain. But he wasn't sure if being part of the clan was beneficial to Barney anymore. He felt as if he outgrew the clan and was setting up for bigger things.

"Which brings me here actually. After my experiment I ran out of supplies and I raided the Khulna market quite a few times so they ran out of supplies which forced me to expand my search to the other nearest town with a marketplace. On my way here, I have also learned how to summon Cranes, would you believe that. Brother, you've gotta see this beautiful crane. It's nothing like you've ever seen before. If the winds will be generous, maybe we can utilize it on our journey for a flight through the countryside." said Barney with a mellow and calm, almost angelic tone.

It seemed as if Panthalassa took Barneys words with acceptance because his next few words focused on the noticeboard and the events that were posted there. Barney listened as Panthalassa showed him the papers and explained what was happening and how there were rebellions starting in the land of Fire. Rebellions against the ruling of some Madara, whoever he may be. Barney nodded as he listened, signaling to the Admiral that he was indeed interested. Sure, it would seem like a good idea for his last few acts as a Hellsing member to do some good for the clan, in case that the worst happens, to at least split in good spirits.

"I agree with you. I'd love to see what you've got and to show you what I've got as well." said Barney, thinking of his coat.

"Let's finish this drink then, I'm paying, and then lead the way my friend. I'm looking forward to this journey together with you." said Barney and stretched his hand forward to give the Admiral a handshake as a done deal.
As always, the doctor was easily exciteable and eager to talk. Panthalassa downed a few orange sodas before turning on towards the door.

Cranes! That is amazing, I also have a new summon ;)

He said, winking, and then pulled out his sleeve, allowing a big scarab to pop out, joined by a second and a third one. They looked like cerulean jewels, the metallic sheen on their exosqueleton shining within blue and green iridescent tones. Seeing as his friend was excited about the events that the Aburame had told him, Panthalassa propped open the door and gestured for Barney to go first.

Regardless of whether Alucard and Hei become your enemies or not, I think after this journey our bond will be unbreakable. So, for now, let's see if we can make ourselves useful.

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As always, the doctor was easily exciteable and eager to talk. Panthalassa downed a few orange sodas before turning on towards the door.

Cranes! That is amazing, I also have a new summon ;)

He said, winking, and then pulled out his sleeve, allowing a big scarab to pop out, joined by a second and a third one. They looked like cerulean jewels, the metallic sheen on their exosqueleton shining within blue and green iridescent tones. Seeing as his friend was excited about the events that the Aburame had told him, Panthalassa propped open the door and gestured for Barney to go first.

Regardless of whether Alucard and Hei become your enemies or not, I think after this journey our bond will be unbreakable. So, for now, let's see if we can make ourselves useful.

LLM

Mission End
"Whoa, those are really pretty." he said as he saw the shiny scarabs. He accepted the gesture and left the bar, followed by the Admiral. Is words were true and quite powerful. No matter our social alignment, we humans are not lone creatures and in the end, each and every one of us need that human connection. The Admiral spoke right when he said that he was hoping their bond would become unbreakable.

"So do I, my friend. So do I." he said as they made their way out of the city, towards its outskirts.

Mission end.

Leaving landmark.​
 

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As Mirabelle and Pepe arrived to Keishi, she would wonder over to the marketplace. She looked at the bulletin boards and other important information present on it, but she would have then glided over and looked at the items on sale. She would have purchased one of the items as she prepared to recharge herself soon.

Came from: https://animebase.me/threads/seoyeong-037.755854/post-22099327
 

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This post marks the beginning of my mission using these storyboard elements:

- Take up Stix on her offer (3)

Summary: With his more pressing tasks complete, Kōtetsu seeks out the Swamp Witch to meet the mysterious figure behind her.

Coming From: Zhouhua (041)

Though his homeland was virtually untouched by the chaos plaguing the western regions of the Land of Fire due to the stalwart defenders of the border, Keishi was a different story. He could see the damage done to a number of building from fires, and in the street laid numerous people. They were wounded, writhing in agony and begging for the sweet release of a death that would never come. A fate that he wouldn’t wish on even the worst of his enemies. He closes his eyes and Inhales through his nose, taking in all the scents floating about the marketplace. Able to visualize the scents, his vision becomes awash in an overlay of colors of various shades and density.

He picks through them until he finds the one he wants. The indigo shade that represents Strix. He follows in through the markets place, and as he moves the scent becomes stronger and the color of her chakra becomes denser. Mingled amongst her scent was that of another, allowing him to deduce that she was moving with some, a deduction that proved correct. He turns a corner and sees her standing beside an individual that appeared to be a merchant. Kōtetsu waits for them to finish their conversation, and approaches them.

“Strix,” he calls as he comes to a stop short range of her. “I finished what I had to do, and now it’s time for us to continue where we last left off. Tell me more about this person who knows about the cores, and the part they play in the current state of the world.”

Though he appears cordial, there was a slight sense of contempt in his voice. Slight enough that she wouldn't notice.

@Zatanna
 

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As the Blue Blossom managed to pick up another item of interest, she slowly phased out of the market district. She inhaled and exhaled, looming down to the scroll she had tied to Isabella’s. No response. “That’s not like her to ignore…” she paused for a moment trying to think about what she was about to say. Considering the nature of their friendship, Mirabelle can easily also chalk this up to deliberate behavior. She wasn’t sure which it was but was pretty content on it being unintentional. She decided to go out and look for Isabella herself, remembering some of the points of interest she mentioned where Neferian might be based on the vision she saw with her Dojutsu.

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