"It should be right around here.. Ah! Hmm.." mused Cracker as he took notice of a lone man as he lay supine on the grass ahead of his own positioning. Given how far the spot was from the nearest town, the man before him was unlikely to be an ordinary person and that meant he was more than likely his new prospective student. Opting to linger within his biscuit soldier, he plodded over the grassy terrain to tower over that man... Unmistakably, he was the one—his peculiar blue hair coupled with his lean build was no doubt a dead ringer for the man in the photo that he held.
"Yo~ I've been expecting somebody. Are you the one, or aren't you? A fella named Grimmjow, that is." In Cracker's eyes, what he did was nothing special; however, to those who did not know him so well, they'd be ignorant to the fact that he spoke via a puppet of his, in a masterful act of ventriloquy.
"Tell me about why you're here."
Here is a brief breakdown of how things will proceed:
"Fufufu.. Am I the person? Well, I don't suppose they call me the monkey man for nothing; however, for the time being you may refer to me as Cracker-san." As he continues to speak, he goes through the motions of having his puppet rummage in the satchel upon its back for the scroll known as the one and only monkey contract. "If I deem you to be worthy of signing this here contract then you may refer respectfully to me as Cracker-sensei. And from what I've said you can infer that I don't feel obliged to do so."
"There are many contracts in the world to be signed and by the same token, many animals awaiting a chance to prove their worth. Tell me, Grimmjow, have you signed any contracts prior?" Cracker waits for him to make his reply and after hearing it, proceeds to inquire more so as to ascertain his intent. "Why this contract in particular? What are your aspirations?"
"So you're a newbie, eh? He seems like a simple fellow anyways," mused Cracker. "Well, since nothing you said compelled me to kill you right here, I suppose it's fine to give you shot. After all, it's like you said—a partner is what you seek and I'm not keen on being a third wheel for long, so go ahead and take it up with the main monkey, himself. But prior to that, sign the contract!"
"Without first signing this here contract, you will be incapable of summoning any monkey(s) from the land they inhabit," he says while he unfurls the scroll for Grimmjow to view. "As one scrutinizes the scroll, it should become evident that certain kanji are written in blood. And in fact, those kanji plus the handprints beneath them signify all of the contract signers—six in total."
Cracker has the puppet pick up the scroll and once again stows it in the satchel. "Fufufu.. Now, with the formalities out of the way, we can proceed on to the practical phase of this training session. But first, let me tell you some notable details that pertain to these contracted animals. To begin with, research indicates that humans share a distant ancestry with us. And like us, they are bipedal and possess a certain degree of cunning; however, they also have raw strength that is intrinsic to them which most of us lack."
"When you're ready, go ahead and try the summoning jutsu. Keep in mind all of the steps one must go through in order to do so successfully. First, draw blood from the hand that was used to mark the contract—just a small amount will suffice. After that, make a sequence of four handseals that goes like this: Boar → Dog → Bird → Monkey → Ram," he says as he motions for the puppet form each one. "Lastly, place the same hand again on the ground or on an object. You'll need to release some but not a whole lot of chakra into the point of contact while visualizing what it is—or who it is—you want to summon."
Your Monkey: 1. Name, 2. Appearance, 3. Personality.
"Well done, but now it's time for a test," says Cracker as he proceeds to swiftly make a sequence of five handseals. After doing so, he directs a modest quantity of his chakra towards his new student and more specifically, his CNS, in order to induce a genjutsu. This particular illusion would have Cracker appear to dissolve into mist but in reality, he stealthily nears his target. Thereafter, it will appear to Grimmjow as though he has been bound by a fast-growing tree and ergo.. will be rendered immobile.
"You've been caught, so what will you do now? Fufufu..," teases Cracker. "Be clever about this or get labelled a disgrace!"
Well, as far as B-rank ones go, I suppose. u_u
Q: About how much damage will you take?
To answer my own question, you'd take 5 (freeform) + 15 (
) = 20 damage
Well, the order goes like this: monkey, then related contract art. But with regards to all those listed above, they are CJ that belong to the other contract signers so you'd have to go and negotiate with them.
Anyways, here are some more general things to keep in mind:
In addition, here are some more niche things to consider:
And lastly, some reflection on the pros and cons of canon versus custom contracts: