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Akiza

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King listened and it all came flooding back to him now. This was his sensei from way back before his time as the Fairy king. His early years, another life even. He was a different person back then, some may have called him Pervy, the world had a strange way of doing things, to think all these years later he would run into a familiar face like this. He took the cloth and wiped his face, replacing his sorrowful look with a kind one, a happy one, the confidence returning to him. He knew it was her, but now it seemed she had a skill even she didn't know she had, the powers of steel release. Caught off guard by this he almost didn't hear her mention the clan at all.

"Clan? Oh... yeah sorry... just a few...happy memories came back to me....those were hard times; the world seems a better place now. Though it seems you haven't really changed. What's it been, 6 years? Who knows...of course you can join the clan...like...we are just starting out...I mean I've known this guy....a week maybe? Not that that matters. Anyway, I want to build something new...not just a clan like the old times, not one of strength...not one of fighting....a clan that's a family...with bonds that go way beyond those of physical abilities...that's what will make us truly strong. The will to protect our own family.... What am I saying I'm getting side tracked..."

He laughed now, he was rambling, nervous, that's when he remembered...

"Oh... yeah... steel release.... you seem to have the basics... but there is so much to it...."

With that, king held out his right hand, his palm in the direction where Kurama manipulated the steel. As he did the steel chess piece rose out of her hand, but it began to change, it began to warp, began to flow, it became like an orb of water, bending, reshaping more following kings hand movements shooting through the air, like it was the softest thing in the world, but then he sent it down towards the ground, shattering it, then raising it up again...

"Steel is an extension of you, not just a tool... you need to think of it more than just a solid, a defense ... a weapon... it becomes part of you... and in times of need... it will aid you in ways you can't possibly imagine..."

With that the bending steel now burst like a bubble but from it a swarm of blades that surrounded king, with more hand gestures he sent them towards tree, cleanly slicing through a branch before returning to him, as they returned, they formed a sword in his hand, which he held out towards Kurama.

"Your true power will be your imagination.... let it flow...."

(Koton: Sui Ko) Steel Release: Fluid Steel
Rank: A
Type: Attack/Defense
Range:Short-long
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: N/a
Description: This is quite a unique version of steel release using precise chakra control to execute it. The user will release their chakra into steel they control and change it's density. Unlike other jutsu this doesn't apply heat to do so, but instead an extreme chakra control while thinking of the flow of water release. It will almost look like mercury which is in it's liquid form and through this jutsu the user will control the steel. They will control it using hand gestures pushing the steel around in a fluid like motion, yet it will still be solid, just controlled like it's a fluid. This makes it easier to trap people, but at the same time this has another use.
Note: Useable 4 times, last 3 turns per use but only works on existing steel the user has made or is devoid of chakra.
Note: Changing the shape, direction and other control of a steel construct takes up another jutsu of the users per turn after the initial use of this.
Note: This does not effect the strengths and weaknesses of steel, it's just advanced shape manipulation.

[koton: Kudaketa hōyō] - Steel Release: Shattered Embrace
Type: Offensive/Supplementary
Rank: A
Range: Short - Long
Chakra: 30
Damage: 60
Description: This is a technique that can be used in two ways. It can be used on existing steel techniques or being releasing from the ground. What this does is, the user will release their chakra into existing steel they control or one devoid of chakra (old steel jutsu they have perviously made or another shinbobi, this doesn't include weapons and such shinobi might carry) , and in doing so will take control of the steel and cause it to break down into Hundreds of tiny blades that look like small dragon scales (1inch diameter) of steel near on instantly like the shattering of glass and from their control the blades through their hand gestures or through their weapon, these blades are extremely sharp.. These blades will move in a large swamp or smaller swarms depending on how the user wishes to control them using them to strike what they want. If they chose to use it from the ground they will form the blades of steel in the ground and then cause them to shoot up from within the ground in a huge swarm to attack which they wish. As long as the user controls these blades they will only be able to use steel and elements that make up steel and it will take up one of their three moves per turn. Not only this but the technique will always be A rank, even if they use this to break down one of their S rank techniques.

Note: Usable once every two turns, being able to control the blades for up to 3 turns.
Note: Using this from the ground would require a handseal to form.
Note: No jutsu above S rank while active

Note: With this i am teaching my steel release customs to Akiza for her to use, but in a creative character manor, once done i'll post a thread in the cj training area where she has official permission to use them.
It's fine, King; enough with the tears now, my friend. Indeed, those were hard times for all of us; thankfully, the world seems to have...somewhat...learned from its past mistakes. And my boy, if I didn't change then, what makes you think I would now...aside from my appearance of course...feels more like 8 years if you ask me. But semantics aside...thank you, what you're proposing is exactly what I've been looking for, since as you can see...family and friendship is of great importance to me. She responded, motioning to her uncle, Theoden. Pay them in kind and your kindness will be returned back to you...

Kurama, you're too kind to your old fuddy duddy uncle....what you and King have done for San'indo....oh what a momentous occasion this is! Taking out his own handkerchief, Theoden blew his nose.

It was at this moment Kurama noticed King take control of the chess piece in her hand, watching closely as he manipulated the steel to his will, relieving a nearby tree of one of its branches; the chess piece now returning to King as a sword, which she gladly accepted from him.

Amazing...but you owe me a new chess piece. Haha.

Note: -Training in the NW-
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It's fine, King; enough with the tears now, my friend. Indeed, those were hard times for all of us; thankfully, the world seems to have...somewhat...learned from its past mistakes. And my boy, if I didn't change then, what makes you think I would now...aside from my appearance of course...feels more like 8 years if you ask me. But semantics aside...thank you, what you're proposing is exactly what I've been looking for, since as you can see...family and friendship is of great importance to me. She responded, motioning to her uncle, Theoden. Pay them in kind and your kindness will be returned back to you...

Kurama, you're too kind to your old fuddy duddy uncle....what you and King have done for San'indo....oh what a momentous occasion this is! Taking out his own handkerchief, Theoden blew his nose.

It was at this moment Kurama noticed King take control of the chess piece in her hand, watching closely as he manipulated the steel to his will, relieving a nearby tree of one of its branches; the chess piece now returning to King as a sword, which she gladly accepted from him.

Amazing...but you owe me a new chess piece. Haha.

Note: -Training in the NW-
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It was nice to have the friendly aura of nostalgia lingering around, the feeling of when king didn't feel responsible or have a weight on his shoulders, just a kid trying to train, trying to learn, trying to get strong. Now it seemed that the times had changed, there wasn't constant fighting and the atmosphere was a lighter friendly one. It seemed as though king was killed with a feeling he hadn't had in a long time, comfort. Smiling at the comment about the chess piece he held out his hand, and from it, rose a small figure, the piece he'd just morphed into the sword.

"Will this do?"

With that he burst out laughing along with several around him. The mood was so light, it was like everyones demeanor was reflected in the light of the sun, their lives actually being brightened. With that, king thanked everyone once more then asked Kurama to follow him, it was time to show her a few more things. Heading outside the west gate now, he stopped and began to explain.

"It would be weird for me to call you sensei when the tables had turned now wouldn't it? haha... what i'm trying to say is.... i'm not going to teach you like a new shinobi, i know your potential and your skills, so i'll start with the basics of my style... the first is that of blades, infinite blades. I layer them for defense or well... shred my foes to pieces... I know you'll find this easy, you can already do so much with your bones as projectiles and control, you have mastered the basics over steel release. All's you need to do is break this down with shape manipulation, focus on it with your chakra and control it like you did with that chess piece... you can release it from your body at various strengths... break down your own techniques like that sword... or create it from the ground.... give it a try...."

Referencing these cjs:

(Kōton: Tetsuryū no Hōkō)- Iron Dragon's Roar
Rank: S
Type: Attack
Range: short - long
Chakra Cost: 40
Damage Points: 80
Description: After gathering chakra into his mouth, the user shapes it into a powerful tornado which he subsequently emits and sends towards his foes. Such tornado possesses immense force, being capable of generating powerful blast like a hurriane and inflicting heavy blunt damage, but also releases sharp shards of steel in the process, to shred the opponents' body. This blast is very large and consists of 1000 small blades of steel.(see below for how it looks). The tornado controls the 1000 small sharp blades of steel the slice whatever they hit like it was being cut by 1000 super sharp razor blades.

Note: Useable twice
Note: No lightning jutsu in the same turn.
Note: No S ranks in the same turn

(Kōton: Tetsuryū no Hōkō)- Iron Dragon's Roar
Rank: S
Type: Attack
Range: short - long
Chakra Cost: 40
Damage Points: 80
Description: After gathering chakra into his mouth, the user shapes it into a powerful tornado which he subsequently emits and sends towards his foes. Such tornado possesses immense force, being capable of generating powerful blast like a hurriane and inflicting heavy blunt damage, but also releases sharp shards of steel in the process, to shred the opponents' body. This blast is very large and consists of 1000 small blades of steel.(see below for how it looks). The tornado controls the 1000 small sharp blades of steel the slice whatever they hit like it was being cut by 1000 super sharp razor blades.

Note: Useable twice
Note: No lightning jutsu in the same turn.
Note: No S ranks in the same turn

(Koton: Ken-Arashi) - Steel release: Blade Storm
Type:Attack/Defense
Rank: Forbidden
Range:Short-Long (made short)
Chakra:50
Damage:90 (-20 damage to the user)
Description: This is one of the strongest steel jutsu know so far. The user will release a huge burst of steel chakra from their body outwards in a large surge, and as the chakra leaves their body it takes the form of thousands of razor blades. This blades are extremely sharp and spin horizontally for extra cutting power. They are released in all directions, if the user is in the air they will be released downwards aswell going in all directions to long range. As the blades are released outwards and are rotating they swirl around the user rotating around him as they expand ourwards in the form of a tornado of razor blades made of steel with the user at the epicenter. This technique has the added power of them spinning around the user as they push outwards able to level small towns and forests destroying all in it's path (within rank reason.)

Note: Useable once
Note: No jutsu above A rank next turn
Note: Only Fire, earth, steel elemental jutsu in this turn and the next
Note: The strain of this jutsu halves the users movement speed for this turn and the next

(Koton: Kenarashi kyouran ) - Steel release: Blade storm Fury
Rank: S
Type: Supplementary/Attack/
Range: short - mid
Chakra Cost: 40
Damage Points: 80
Description: This is one of Gajeels strongest known steel jutsu. Due to it's striking power it's come to be know as his "Dragon force" as when he uses this his skin and demenor is like that of a dragon. He will release a full surge of chakra through his body turning it all to steel much like impervious armor but instead of solid skin his body is layered with steel razor blades all over him that look like dragon sales. These are extremely sharp and hard creating a deadly defense for close combat. Not only this but the blades as a razor sharpness to all of Gajeels steel attacks slicing through flesh like it was butter. But the main ability is that of the destructive force like the steel dragon Metallicanna. When Gajeel makes a movement but it a punch, swing of the arm, kick ect, in the direction he does the movement he will release a large maelstorm of steel razor blades that rotate and spin around in the shape of an tornado creating a wave of destructive force. The blades going around creates a torando of pure force going up to mid range with the cutting power of the blades. Releasing the blades creates more to cover the users skin so as to not weaken the armor.

Note: Useable twice - two turns between use
Note: lasts 4 turns
Note: Only steel, earth and fire elements while active (can still use nin gen tai ect)
Note: No Steel jutsu A rank an above when over for that turn and the following
Note: Releasing the steel blades in a tornado counts as a jutsu and goes up to mid range, can be uses once every two turns and is S rank in power.


(Koton kishimu Kuchiyos) - Steel Gourd Summoning
Type: Supplementary/Attack/Defence
Rank: A
Range: (on users back, can be controlled at all ranges)
Chakra Cost: 30 (to summon then 5 per turn)
Damage Points: 60
Description: The user will perform 1 handseal slamming their hands on the ground performing a summoning jutsu to summon a gourd of steel onto the users back. This is a gourd of steel like Gaara's sand gourd on his back but it's made up of and filled with steel Razor blades the user has created. This steel gourd is full of a steel razor blades which the user carries around with them all the time and is constantly infused with the users chakra. Being infused with the users steel chakra the user has a fast control over these blades with a few unique abilities. The first ability is to control these blades with simple hand motions much like gaara's sand sending them forwards int streams and waves. When ever they are released from the gourd they are rotating to increase their cutting damage. The second ability of the steel blades is the users ultimate defense where the blades shoot out around the user to create a barrier in the shape of a dragons head around the user with layered blades that look much like dragon scales when they stack for defense. This orb will form an A rank defense in an Dragons head 1m around the user. The third and final ability of the gourd is replenishment. The user will perform one handseal releasing 30 chakra into the gourd causing the blades to split and multiply to replenish the stock of the blades, though this can only be done if they are not all destroyed. Much like gaara's sand, this steel gourd of blades can be used for attacks or defence that require a steel source by the user at any time. Due to this steel already being infused with the users chakra then can control and manipulate it almost instantly to suit their needs (still relies on the users reactions and the movements are the same as a shot arrow). The steel blades are linked to the user and will come to there defence, as it is infused with the users chakra.

Note: The defensive ability can only be used once ever 2 turns and only used 5 times per battle. This takes up one of the users three moves per turn and is A rank. It can be used partially like just the front of the user or the side of the dragons head, or in a full head of a steel dragon 1m around the user.
Note: Replenishing the blades takes 1 hand seal, counts as a jutsu, can be done 3 times, costs 30 chakra and only works if there is the gourd itself left.
Note: -5 chakra for each turn the user has this on the field
Note: The user can control the blades in the gourd with hand gestures, this is A rank, counts as one of the users three jutsu per turn, and the user can only use fire/earth/steel elements while doing this.
Note: This lasts until destroyed or until the user de-summons it.
Note: While this is on the field it counts as one of the users three moves per turn

(Kōton: Shintai no yaiba) - Steel Release: Movement of shards
Type: Supplementary
Rank: B-Rank
Range: Short-long
Chakra: 20
Damage: 40
Description: While their body is turned to steel, the user will break down into thousands of razor blades of steel and swoop across the field in a fluid motion at the speed of a shot arrow. Anything they pass through will be shredded by the blades (within rank reason) and they can reform at any time. While in this form they are vulnerable to lightning. The user acts like a fluid in these shards being able to bend their shape and form and have great manouverbility to be able to avoid attacks while travelling much like how Gaara can when he turns to sand
Note: must be turned to steel
Note: can only be used six times per battle
Note: Last 2 turns max, to change direction to avoid a jutsu counts as move per turn.

(Koton: Metallicanna's kireme tentou ) Steal release: Metallicana's shattering heaven
Type: Supplementary/Attack/Defence
Rank: S
Range: Short -long
Chakra Cost: 40
Damage points: 80
Description: This is a jutsu created by Gajeel to mimic the power of his dragon parent, the steel dragon Metallicanna when he stomps his foot. Gajeel will gather huge amount of steel chakra into one of his arms or leg and in a huge surge of chakra through his body will either stomp down or punch down to the ground. Due to the mass of chakra being released it will give of a green/blue light of chakra around Gajeel as he does it (cosmetic effect). The force of the strike will charka the earth below the use leaving a giant foot print in the shape of a dragons foot 1ft deep like his father had stopped there releasing the full force of this jutsu.

This steel chakra will surge through the ground and shoot up in a hurricane of steel blades, hundreds of thousands of them erupt from the desired location breaking the earth above as they blast up towards the heaven spinning with extreme force and sharpness to give it's name. The diameter of this can be up to mid range and if the user is caught within it he will suffer the same damage as everyone else if not defended.


Note: Useable twice per battle
Note: Only Fire, earth, steel elemental jutsu in this turn and the next

(Kōton: Arcane bakufuu) – Steel release: Arcane blast
Rank: A
Type: Attack
Range:Short-Long
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: 60
Description: The user will release from their hands a missile of steel. It's about 1 diameter fired at high high speeds at it's chosen target. Though as stated there is more to it than that. This missile locks onto the chakra signature of what it was fired at, be it an opponent, a summon, or just a structure itself like the earth golem jutsu. The second part of this jutsu, is with the user closing their fist, the missile will explode outwards in short range around it into steel razor blades not much bigger than sand, that almost looks like a puff of dust/smoke. Due to the sudden burst it has a pushing force going outwards with the blades, much like when a grenade goes off and the shrapnel goes all around and there is the pushing force, though without the fire. No burns, just impaling.

Note: Useable once every two turns

(Koton: Arcane ekusupuro-jon) Steel: Arcane explosion
Rank: A
Type:Supplementary
Range:Short
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: 60
Description: The user will release a surge of chakra through his body releasing it outwards releasing a blast of steel chakra all around his body to short range in the form of 1000's of tiny steel razor blades with next to no gaps around each one, shooting out at the speed of an shot arrow, they then hold their place in the dome shape for one turn and drop to the ground around the user, which can they be used as a source of steel for future use.

Note: Useable 4 times
Note: Two turns between uses

(Koton: tatsumaki ) Steel Release: Tornado
Rank: A
Type: Attack/Defense
Range:Short-Mid
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: 60
Description: This is one of the more basic applications of steel release. The uses will release their chakra into the ground peforming one handseal create a large volume of steel blades 1inch in diameter. The do this as they use chakra control to apply the same application as wind release to make the blades spin rapidly forming a large tornado of rotating razor blades. The user can control the direction of these tornadoes with hand gestures or just release them in a chosen direction or area which they will then maintain themselves for one turn. They can make up to 4 tornadoes but the power will be divided by them (1=A, 2=B, 4=C). The width of these are up to 10m if one tornado is made, if two the size is divided by two so each will be 5 meters, and if divided into 4, they will be 2.5 meters each. This can also easily be made by breaking down current steel release jutsu the user has made or are void of chakra and break them down into the blades to for the tornado.
Note: Usable 4 times
Note: Changing their direction counts as a move per turn

[koton: Kudaketa hōyō] - Steel Release: Shattered Embrace
Type: Offensive/Supplementary
Rank: A
Range: Short - Long
Chakra: 30
Damage: 60
Description: This is a technique that can be used in two ways. It can be used on existing steel techniques or being releasing from the ground. What this does is, the user will release their chakra into existing steel they control or one devoid of chakra (old steel jutsu they have perviously made or another shinbobi, this doesn't include weapons and such shinobi might carry) , and in doing so will take control of the steel and cause it to break down into Hundreds of tiny blades that look like small dragon scales (1inch diameter) of steel near on instantly like the shattering of glass and from their control the blades through their hand gestures or through their weapon, these blades are extremely sharp.. These blades will move in a large swamp or smaller swarms depending on how the user wishes to control them using them to strike what they want. If they chose to use it from the ground they will form the blades of steel in the ground and then cause them to shoot up from within the ground in a huge swarm to attack which they wish. As long as the user controls these blades they will only be able to use steel and elements that make up steel and it will take up one of their three moves per turn. Not only this but the technique will always be A rank, even if they use this to break down one of their S rank techniques.

Note: Usable once every two turns, being able to control the blades for up to 3 turns.
Note: Using this from the ground would require a handseal to form.
Note: No jutsu above S rank while active
 

Akiza

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It was nice to have the friendly aura of nostalgia lingering around, the feeling of when king didn't feel responsible or have a weight on his shoulders, just a kid trying to train, trying to learn, trying to get strong. Now it seemed that the times had changed, there wasn't constant fighting and the atmosphere was a lighter friendly one. It seemed as though king was killed with a feeling he hadn't had in a long time, comfort. Smiling at the comment about the chess piece he held out his hand, and from it, rose a small figure, the piece he'd just morphed into the sword.

"Will this do?"

With that he burst out laughing along with several around him. The mood was so light, it was like everyones demeanor was reflected in the light of the sun, their lives actually being brightened. With that, king thanked everyone once more then asked Kurama to follow him, it was time to show her a few more things. Heading outside the west gate now, he stopped and began to explain.

"It would be weird for me to call you sensei when the tables had turned now wouldn't it? haha... what i'm trying to say is.... i'm not going to teach you like a new shinobi, i know your potential and your skills, so i'll start with the basics of my style... the first is that of blades, infinite blades. I layer them for defense or well... shred my foes to pieces... I know you'll find this easy, you can already do so much with your bones as projectiles and control, you have mastered the basics over steel release. All's you need to do is break this down with shape manipulation, focus on it with your chakra and control it like you did with that chess piece... you can release it from your body at various strengths... break down your own techniques like that sword... or create it from the ground.... give it a try...."

Referencing these cjs:

(Kōton: Tetsuryū no Hōkō)- Iron Dragon's Roar
Rank: S
Type: Attack
Range: short - long
Chakra Cost: 40
Damage Points: 80
Description: After gathering chakra into his mouth, the user shapes it into a powerful tornado which he subsequently emits and sends towards his foes. Such tornado possesses immense force, being capable of generating powerful blast like a hurriane and inflicting heavy blunt damage, but also releases sharp shards of steel in the process, to shred the opponents' body. This blast is very large and consists of 1000 small blades of steel.(see below for how it looks). The tornado controls the 1000 small sharp blades of steel the slice whatever they hit like it was being cut by 1000 super sharp razor blades.

Note: Useable twice
Note: No lightning jutsu in the same turn.
Note: No S ranks in the same turn

(Kōton: Tetsuryū no Hōkō)- Iron Dragon's Roar
Rank: S
Type: Attack
Range: short - long
Chakra Cost: 40
Damage Points: 80
Description: After gathering chakra into his mouth, the user shapes it into a powerful tornado which he subsequently emits and sends towards his foes. Such tornado possesses immense force, being capable of generating powerful blast like a hurriane and inflicting heavy blunt damage, but also releases sharp shards of steel in the process, to shred the opponents' body. This blast is very large and consists of 1000 small blades of steel.(see below for how it looks). The tornado controls the 1000 small sharp blades of steel the slice whatever they hit like it was being cut by 1000 super sharp razor blades.

Note: Useable twice
Note: No lightning jutsu in the same turn.
Note: No S ranks in the same turn

(Koton: Ken-Arashi) - Steel release: Blade Storm
Type:Attack/Defense
Rank: Forbidden
Range:Short-Long (made short)
Chakra:50
Damage:90 (-20 damage to the user)
Description: This is one of the strongest steel jutsu know so far. The user will release a huge burst of steel chakra from their body outwards in a large surge, and as the chakra leaves their body it takes the form of thousands of razor blades. This blades are extremely sharp and spin horizontally for extra cutting power. They are released in all directions, if the user is in the air they will be released downwards aswell going in all directions to long range. As the blades are released outwards and are rotating they swirl around the user rotating around him as they expand ourwards in the form of a tornado of razor blades made of steel with the user at the epicenter. This technique has the added power of them spinning around the user as they push outwards able to level small towns and forests destroying all in it's path (within rank reason.)

Note: Useable once
Note: No jutsu above A rank next turn
Note: Only Fire, earth, steel elemental jutsu in this turn and the next
Note: The strain of this jutsu halves the users movement speed for this turn and the next

(Koton: Kenarashi kyouran ) - Steel release: Blade storm Fury
Rank: S
Type: Supplementary/Attack/
Range: short - mid
Chakra Cost: 40
Damage Points: 80
Description: This is one of Gajeels strongest known steel jutsu. Due to it's striking power it's come to be know as his "Dragon force" as when he uses this his skin and demenor is like that of a dragon. He will release a full surge of chakra through his body turning it all to steel much like impervious armor but instead of solid skin his body is layered with steel razor blades all over him that look like dragon sales. These are extremely sharp and hard creating a deadly defense for close combat. Not only this but the blades as a razor sharpness to all of Gajeels steel attacks slicing through flesh like it was butter. But the main ability is that of the destructive force like the steel dragon Metallicanna. When Gajeel makes a movement but it a punch, swing of the arm, kick ect, in the direction he does the movement he will release a large maelstorm of steel razor blades that rotate and spin around in the shape of an tornado creating a wave of destructive force. The blades going around creates a torando of pure force going up to mid range with the cutting power of the blades. Releasing the blades creates more to cover the users skin so as to not weaken the armor.

Note: Useable twice - two turns between use
Note: lasts 4 turns
Note: Only steel, earth and fire elements while active (can still use nin gen tai ect)
Note: No Steel jutsu A rank an above when over for that turn and the following
Note: Releasing the steel blades in a tornado counts as a jutsu and goes up to mid range, can be uses once every two turns and is S rank in power.


(Koton kishimu Kuchiyos) - Steel Gourd Summoning
Type: Supplementary/Attack/Defence
Rank: A
Range: (on users back, can be controlled at all ranges)
Chakra Cost: 30 (to summon then 5 per turn)
Damage Points: 60
Description: The user will perform 1 handseal slamming their hands on the ground performing a summoning jutsu to summon a gourd of steel onto the users back. This is a gourd of steel like Gaara's sand gourd on his back but it's made up of and filled with steel Razor blades the user has created. This steel gourd is full of a steel razor blades which the user carries around with them all the time and is constantly infused with the users chakra. Being infused with the users steel chakra the user has a fast control over these blades with a few unique abilities. The first ability is to control these blades with simple hand motions much like gaara's sand sending them forwards int streams and waves. When ever they are released from the gourd they are rotating to increase their cutting damage. The second ability of the steel blades is the users ultimate defense where the blades shoot out around the user to create a barrier in the shape of a dragons head around the user with layered blades that look much like dragon scales when they stack for defense. This orb will form an A rank defense in an Dragons head 1m around the user. The third and final ability of the gourd is replenishment. The user will perform one handseal releasing 30 chakra into the gourd causing the blades to split and multiply to replenish the stock of the blades, though this can only be done if they are not all destroyed. Much like gaara's sand, this steel gourd of blades can be used for attacks or defence that require a steel source by the user at any time. Due to this steel already being infused with the users chakra then can control and manipulate it almost instantly to suit their needs (still relies on the users reactions and the movements are the same as a shot arrow). The steel blades are linked to the user and will come to there defence, as it is infused with the users chakra.

Note: The defensive ability can only be used once ever 2 turns and only used 5 times per battle. This takes up one of the users three moves per turn and is A rank. It can be used partially like just the front of the user or the side of the dragons head, or in a full head of a steel dragon 1m around the user.
Note: Replenishing the blades takes 1 hand seal, counts as a jutsu, can be done 3 times, costs 30 chakra and only works if there is the gourd itself left.
Note: -5 chakra for each turn the user has this on the field
Note: The user can control the blades in the gourd with hand gestures, this is A rank, counts as one of the users three jutsu per turn, and the user can only use fire/earth/steel elements while doing this.
Note: This lasts until destroyed or until the user de-summons it.
Note: While this is on the field it counts as one of the users three moves per turn

(Kōton: Shintai no yaiba) - Steel Release: Movement of shards
Type: Supplementary
Rank: B-Rank
Range: Short-long
Chakra: 20
Damage: 40
Description: While their body is turned to steel, the user will break down into thousands of razor blades of steel and swoop across the field in a fluid motion at the speed of a shot arrow. Anything they pass through will be shredded by the blades (within rank reason) and they can reform at any time. While in this form they are vulnerable to lightning. The user acts like a fluid in these shards being able to bend their shape and form and have great manouverbility to be able to avoid attacks while travelling much like how Gaara can when he turns to sand
Note: must be turned to steel
Note: can only be used six times per battle
Note: Last 2 turns max, to change direction to avoid a jutsu counts as move per turn.

(Koton: Metallicanna's kireme tentou ) Steal release: Metallicana's shattering heaven
Type: Supplementary/Attack/Defence
Rank: S
Range: Short -long
Chakra Cost: 40
Damage points: 80
Description: This is a jutsu created by Gajeel to mimic the power of his dragon parent, the steel dragon Metallicanna when he stomps his foot. Gajeel will gather huge amount of steel chakra into one of his arms or leg and in a huge surge of chakra through his body will either stomp down or punch down to the ground. Due to the mass of chakra being released it will give of a green/blue light of chakra around Gajeel as he does it (cosmetic effect). The force of the strike will charka the earth below the use leaving a giant foot print in the shape of a dragons foot 1ft deep like his father had stopped there releasing the full force of this jutsu.

This steel chakra will surge through the ground and shoot up in a hurricane of steel blades, hundreds of thousands of them erupt from the desired location breaking the earth above as they blast up towards the heaven spinning with extreme force and sharpness to give it's name. The diameter of this can be up to mid range and if the user is caught within it he will suffer the same damage as everyone else if not defended.


Note: Useable twice per battle
Note: Only Fire, earth, steel elemental jutsu in this turn and the next

(Kōton: Arcane bakufuu) – Steel release: Arcane blast
Rank: A
Type: Attack
Range:Short-Long
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: 60
Description: The user will release from their hands a missile of steel. It's about 1 diameter fired at high high speeds at it's chosen target. Though as stated there is more to it than that. This missile locks onto the chakra signature of what it was fired at, be it an opponent, a summon, or just a structure itself like the earth golem jutsu. The second part of this jutsu, is with the user closing their fist, the missile will explode outwards in short range around it into steel razor blades not much bigger than sand, that almost looks like a puff of dust/smoke. Due to the sudden burst it has a pushing force going outwards with the blades, much like when a grenade goes off and the shrapnel goes all around and there is the pushing force, though without the fire. No burns, just impaling.

Note: Useable once every two turns

(Koton: Arcane ekusupuro-jon) Steel: Arcane explosion
Rank: A
Type:Supplementary
Range:Short
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: 60
Description: The user will release a surge of chakra through his body releasing it outwards releasing a blast of steel chakra all around his body to short range in the form of 1000's of tiny steel razor blades with next to no gaps around each one, shooting out at the speed of an shot arrow, they then hold their place in the dome shape for one turn and drop to the ground around the user, which can they be used as a source of steel for future use.

Note: Useable 4 times
Note: Two turns between uses

(Koton: tatsumaki ) Steel Release: Tornado
Rank: A
Type: Attack/Defense
Range:Short-Mid
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: 60
Description: This is one of the more basic applications of steel release. The uses will release their chakra into the ground peforming one handseal create a large volume of steel blades 1inch in diameter. The do this as they use chakra control to apply the same application as wind release to make the blades spin rapidly forming a large tornado of rotating razor blades. The user can control the direction of these tornadoes with hand gestures or just release them in a chosen direction or area which they will then maintain themselves for one turn. They can make up to 4 tornadoes but the power will be divided by them (1=A, 2=B, 4=C). The width of these are up to 10m if one tornado is made, if two the size is divided by two so each will be 5 meters, and if divided into 4, they will be 2.5 meters each. This can also easily be made by breaking down current steel release jutsu the user has made or are void of chakra and break them down into the blades to for the tornado.
Note: Usable 4 times
Note: Changing their direction counts as a move per turn

[koton: Kudaketa hōyō] - Steel Release: Shattered Embrace
Type: Offensive/Supplementary
Rank: A
Range: Short - Long
Chakra: 30
Damage: 60
Description: This is a technique that can be used in two ways. It can be used on existing steel techniques or being releasing from the ground. What this does is, the user will release their chakra into existing steel they control or one devoid of chakra (old steel jutsu they have perviously made or another shinbobi, this doesn't include weapons and such shinobi might carry) , and in doing so will take control of the steel and cause it to break down into Hundreds of tiny blades that look like small dragon scales (1inch diameter) of steel near on instantly like the shattering of glass and from their control the blades through their hand gestures or through their weapon, these blades are extremely sharp.. These blades will move in a large swamp or smaller swarms depending on how the user wishes to control them using them to strike what they want. If they chose to use it from the ground they will form the blades of steel in the ground and then cause them to shoot up from within the ground in a huge swarm to attack which they wish. As long as the user controls these blades they will only be able to use steel and elements that make up steel and it will take up one of their three moves per turn. Not only this but the technique will always be A rank, even if they use this to break down one of their S rank techniques.

Note: Usable once every two turns, being able to control the blades for up to 3 turns.
Note: Using this from the ground would require a handseal to form.
Note: No jutsu above S rank while active
Laughing alongside King and Theoden, she took the chess piece from King and smiled, chuckling still ever so slightly.

Yeah, it'll do. She then handed the piece back to her uncle as King asked her to follow him. We'll finish that game later, uncle. Unless you'd rather chalk that up as another victory for me; whichever.

I'll give you the win, my child. I know you were going to say checkmate before....well, you know. Take care with King; I'll be here when you return.

Kurama nodded, and followed King until they headed out the west gate. There, King stopped and began to speak once more.

"It would be weird for me to call you sensei when the tables had turned now wouldn't it? haha... what i'm trying to say is.... i'm not going to teach you like a new shinobi, i know your potential and your skills, so i'll start with the basics of my style... the first is that of blades, infinite blades. I layer them for defense or well... shred my foes to pieces... I know you'll find this easy, you can already do so much with your bones as projectiles and control, you have mastered the basics over steel release. All's you need to do is break this down with shape manipulation, focus on it with your chakra and control it like you did with that chess piece... you can release it from your body at various strengths... break down your own techniques like that sword... or create it from the ground.... give it a try...."

Nodding in understanding, she and King went through each of his creations. Kurama released steel in ways she had not done so before with the basic applications she had mastered previously. The shape manipulations, power releases from her own body, creation and destruction, focus and control King instructed her in were really nothing new to one such as herself, however, she couldn't help but be impressed at King's skill....having created these jutsu and being so fluent in teaching as well.

Finishing the last jutsu King instructed her to do, she took out a bottle of water and took a sip, tossing one over to King. Ahh....that was exhilarating. Just like old times too, but with a bit of role reversal. What's next?
 

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" THE SURVEY CORPS "

Players involved: Nirvana
Mission Rank: C
Story elements chosen:

  • Clan - Solve a problem for a settlement in one of your landmarks (2)
  • Clan - Train a small group (2)
Summary: This will be the next step in helping the local community with their growth and development, helping solve a problem of theirs by starting off training a small collective of individuals who are willing to be taught the basics of fighting and defending themselves and turning them into a new NPC combat force and Kaizen providing that training.



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Kaizen stood at the entrance of the Harbour overlooking the development that he helped create for the local population. Behind him coming down the hill, the sound of chatter, clapping and footsteps echoed to his ears, turning round he now looked upon a large group of people about 50 individuals were making their way towards where Kaizen was, some of them carrying tools and belongings, equipment and scrolls, those who seemed to work within harbours and potentially official capacity. And then there was about 30 of the individuals carrying training equipment, and weapons, spears, swords and bows. Puzzled Kaizen just stood there as they walked up to him and greeted him. They were all happy and full of gratitude, the fact that they could be back on the surface and out the mines made them more happy. An older man stood forward out of the crowd and personally spoke to Kaizen, offering on behalf of the population their complete and sincere gratitude from removing the threat that seemingly plagued their land.

We have come here to give you a hand and to set up the harbour ready for business, some of our younger villagers as you can see wish to seek personal training from you, so that we can defend ourselves from future threats.

For a few seconds, Kaizen was taken back by what he had just asked, they wanted to be trained by him in how to fight and defend themselves.

Okay then, Il train you.. but it will be tough going and you will need to take this seriously and put every ounce of effort into this, well do it over there in the clearing I will teach you the basics and then after that it is up to you to continue making the effort to train every day to improve yourself and also help train others in time

With that Kaizen then walked away from the harbour with about 30 men whilst the rest went into the harbour and started their work. Kaizen then got the remaining people evenly split to train them in 3 groups on individual weapons and began to tell talk to them all about each of the individual weapons they were given. He started with the swordsmen, telling them how to properly wield the sword with their dominant hand, the posture and foot work required to effectively move about when fighting an opponent and to also properly defend themselves from an incoming attack. He showed them how to balance their swordsmanship by switching hands during mid fight in order to give them the ability to change the flow of the battle to better suit them. He then had them practise some basic sword techniques such as how to cutting, thrusting and parry, which he then asked them each to practice constantly the same three techniques and by using wooden practice swords, paired them up together to practice sparring to improve their skills with a real opponent.

The next set of trainees Kaizen taught them how to wield the spear, he taught them the proper way to hold the spear whilst on guard or walking around on patrol, making sure they understood the importance of pointing the spear end up straight into the air and tight to their body so that they had full control of the spear at all times. They were given shields as well for extra defence. He then made them use straw dummies as targets to practice their thrusting techniques and where to aim their thrust for maximum effect against and opponent. After which he then made them practice a shield wall so that when they needed they could work effectively as a team, making sure they kept tight formations at all times to maximise their strength. He taught them that this was effective not only in battle but at times when needed, using a shield wall was a strong and effective measure at controlling a crowd of unruly people and when protecting a person of importance they would use this technique to protect them properly. Kaizen then left the spearmen to continue practicing what he instructed whilst he moved onto the next group.

The third group being the archers, Kaizen had targets set up at different ranges, 10 meters, 20 meters and then 50 meters for those who wished to try their luck at being a true marksmen. The archers he quickly went over the basics of the sword skills as they would be equipped with short swords for close range defence, as it was important to have a back up option. The next step was the practice with the bow, he began by instructing how to properly use the bow and then the correct breathing technique and when to use it. He taught them to Notch the arrow, pull back the string whilst taking in a deep breath, then before they release the arrow to breath out so they do not alter the trajectory of the arrow and once taken that step aim at their target and release the arrow. After a few practice shots, he then got them to practice shooting the bow whilst moving at the target, to help improve their ability to strike a target under different circumstances as in battle a opponent may not give them the chance to stand still and aim properly without the pressure of the situation or risk of close combat. To add to the training he also instructed them to run at a target release an arrow, then switch to the sword to deliver a final blow.


Now you have the basics of the art you are practicing the next step which in fact is a more basic step is a series of physical work out, being physically fit is very important to being a warrior, a soldier. It improves ones discipline, stamina and physical performance, allowing one to fight longer and harder. The other basic is practice of marching, you will be using this day in day out on your patrols. Not only does this help with discipline of yourself and self respect but also it reflects on you as a whole, a well organised force will be looked upon by the locals as a beacon of hope, respect and appraisals will come with it and in turn more new recruits.


NOW GET IN LINE


Kaizen organised the soldiers in training into formation, swordsmen up the front and flanks with spears behind and also up the flanks and the archers protected within the middle. He then had them march in tight formations calling out commands for them to follow and correcting them as they made mistakes. He done with this an authority voice and some shouting to make them get use to the life of a solider which was not an easy one. Getting everything right was important. They kept the marching up for another hour until eventually they were all marching in sync with one another and getting the Gist of the task.


Now I want you to practice everything I have taught you every day for as long as it needs, draw in new recruits and train them up and in time I will come back and check on your progress, and I need a Volunteer to step forwards

All the men stood there for a moment looking around at each other until finally someone stepped forth from the front of the que.

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Good, congratulations you will take the first post of officer, Captain should I say what is your name?

My name is Erwin Smith and we have a proposal that we wished to tell you. Before we came here we heard from your friend King and he told us of your intentions to form a alliance or clan and that they were named Historia so we wished to be of service, so we all agreed that under your clan and so we prepared something for you,

MEN ! reveal the uniform that we chose for we shall be known as the SURVEY CORPS!!!


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Captain Erwin and the recruits put on their uniform, which consisted of a Green cloaks with the Historia Clan Symbol on the back.

Well I don't have anything to say, other than carry out your duty to the fullest

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Summary: Kaizen trained some local people in the art of Soldiers and they formed the Survey Corps who act under the clan Historia and as such work under Kaizen and King.



 

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Laughing alongside King and Theoden, she took the chess piece from King and smiled, chuckling still ever so slightly.

Yeah, it'll do. She then handed the piece back to her uncle as King asked her to follow him. We'll finish that game later, uncle. Unless you'd rather chalk that up as another victory for me; whichever.

I'll give you the win, my child. I know you were going to say checkmate before....well, you know. Take care with King; I'll be here when you return.

Kurama nodded, and followed King until they headed out the west gate. There, King stopped and began to speak once more.

"It would be weird for me to call you sensei when the tables had turned now wouldn't it? haha... what i'm trying to say is.... i'm not going to teach you like a new shinobi, i know your potential and your skills, so i'll start with the basics of my style... the first is that of blades, infinite blades. I layer them for defense or well... shred my foes to pieces... I know you'll find this easy, you can already do so much with your bones as projectiles and control, you have mastered the basics over steel release. All's you need to do is break this down with shape manipulation, focus on it with your chakra and control it like you did with that chess piece... you can release it from your body at various strengths... break down your own techniques like that sword... or create it from the ground.... give it a try...."

Nodding in understanding, she and King went through each of his creations. Kurama released steel in ways she had not done so before with the basic applications she had mastered previously. The shape manipulations, power releases from her own body, creation and destruction, focus and control King instructed her in were really nothing new to one such as herself, however, she couldn't help but be impressed at King's skill....having created these jutsu and being so fluent in teaching as well.

Finishing the last jutsu King instructed her to do, she took out a bottle of water and took a sip, tossing one over to King. Ahh....that was exhilarating. Just like old times too, but with a bit of role reversal. What's next?
It was an odd change that king was teaching his sensei but it just seemed natural. When it came to steel, creating, bending, controlling, reshaping, it was all so natural to him, an extension of his very being. It seemed, just as he'd assumed, that Kurama would pick up the skills with ease and not much practice either, she was a natural with it after all and showing her true genius.

"Just as i'd thought, not bad... well... most of my skills are based around my body and becoming steel itself, either expanding my body through it's use, making it harder etc... i'll show you a few..."

With that king would go on to show how he developed the skills Kurama had already seen king use. First starting with his giant steel limbs that had held up the roof and from there he moved on to show her the full titan form, though, after this, he'd have to rest. It had been a taxing few days and such skills required a lot of chakra. Working through until evening drew in, king would talk enthusiastically and creatively with his former sensei, enjoying the time spent with someone who shared his passions and unique skills. She would make a great ally in developing it all further, so that once again king could rise to the top.
 

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It was an odd change that king was teaching his sensei but it just seemed natural. When it came to steel, creating, bending, controlling, reshaping, it was all so natural to him, an extension of his very being. It seemed, just as he'd assumed, that Kurama would pick up the skills with ease and not much practice either, she was a natural with it after all and showing her true genius.

"Just as i'd thought, not bad... well... most of my skills are based around my body and becoming steel itself, either expanding my body through it's use, making it harder etc... i'll show you a few..."

With that king would go on to show how he developed the skills Kurama had already seen king use. First starting with his giant steel limbs that had held up the roof and from there he moved on to show her the full titan form, though, after this, he'd have to rest. It had been a taxing few days and such skills required a lot of chakra. Working through until evening drew in, king would talk enthusiastically and creatively with his former sensei, enjoying the time spent with someone who shared his passions and unique skills. She would make a great ally in developing it all further, so that once again king could rise to the top.
Finishing her water, Kurama watched as King continued his teachings. This time, instructing her how he had done the things he had done in the mines and on the island. When it came time for Kurama to attempt the full titan form, instead of forming the titan King had become....Kurama's titan form looked...rather different....much more...feminine than his:

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Soon after forming the titan and following King's instructions on what she could do as the titan, she dispersed from it. Breathing heavily at first, she soon caught her breath and looked up at her former student's pleased expression. Kurama then took out a packed lunch she had in her satchel and watched as the sun set on San'indo, whittling the hours away talking with King. They knew exactly how powerful and intelligent the other was, and couldn't help but keep the smiles on their faces the entire time, thinking of all the possibilities for the future.

At the crux of their conversation, Kurama and King raised their water bottles and clinked them together, proudly announcing the new partnership.

King: To Historia! Kurama: To Historia!

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After a night of merryment, king rested well, rising early the following day to head out on an adventure, he left a note for Kaizen and Akiza, how he was going to search for answers and with it left the island on the small boat he'd arrived on.

Leaving landmark.
 

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" Unsavoury News "

Players involved: Nirvana / Akiza
Mission Rank: B
Story elements chosen:

  • Custom - Investigate a rumour and find its Source(3)
  • Investigate the History of a Landmark (3)
Summary: This mission will be the meeting of Kaizen and Kurama and then upon hearing of some rumours they together investigate and follow the information, leading to some travellers who help understand the rumours and the history of a landmark (Tōkaidō Island 135) and then starting a chain event of missions which will involve Historia further down the line.

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Kaizen after spending most the day, helping out some locals train and develop their skills and turning themselves into a small fighting force, was now making his way back into the town atop the hill. Feeling tired and hungry he wanted to get some much needed rest. Once getting into town he started to look for somewhere he could wash up and grab something to eat and noticed a small tavern near North gate which seemed like it would be perfect. It didn't look to busy so he wouldn't be bothered whilst he had a rest. Upon entering the tavern, there were a few people inside minding their own business, a bard stood by the fire playing some music and singing some heroic song about the previous events that recently took place. It seemed as if Kaizen and King had made a name for themselves. He would then proceed to sit down at a empty table and look around the room. The bar maid noticed his arrival and walked on over to kaizen and welcomed him with a warm glowing smile.


Welcome, Hero id like to firstly thank you for helping save our community and secondly what would you like? its on the house!!

Uh-oh you don't have to do that, I can pay my way

Its okay honey, you done us a great favour so enjoy what you will

Taken back by the generosity but also the slight awkwardness of the situation Kaizen simply sighed and asked to have a bowl of stew and bred with a pint of Ale and then asked if there was a room he could quickly get refreshed in, to which she smiled and pointed out towards the back where there were some lodgings. He thanked her and went too a room to wash and clean up. Once done he returned to the hall and sat back down to enjoy he's meal. The setting was perfect, warm fire, warm music no one disturbing him so he could relax in peace and just take his mind off a few things. But no sooner did he begin to relax his mind lead back to a while ago during the fighting and how he was left without any answers, he's head now started to ache and with the confusion but this time something was different, there was something that he seemed like he was forgetting, something he couldn't quite put his finger on. What he couldn't remember was actually that some point in the past he suffered a head injury and forgotten something very important. He drank down some more Ale and ordered another pint. For now anyways he decided he would turn in and get some rest, try and put his mind at ease for the time being.


Mam, may I acquire a room for the night?

Sure, no problem just help yourself to one the rooms that's not taken.

Kaizen gulped down the last of his ale, stood up from the table and just as he was about to walk over into one of the rooms, the Tavern doors sprung open and a familiar face walked through the door, a young female who he had at some point in the past had met.
 

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" Unsavoury News "

Players involved: Nirvana / Akiza
Mission Rank: B
Story elements chosen:

  • Custom - Investigate a rumour and find its Source(3)
  • Investigate the History of a Landmark (3)
Summary: This mission will be the meeting of Kaizen and Kurama and then upon hearing of some rumours they together investigate and follow the information, leading to some travellers who help understand the rumours and the history of a landmark (Tōkaidō Island 135) and then starting a chain event of missions which will involve Historia further down the line.

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Kaizen after spending most the day, helping out some locals train and develop their skills and turning themselves into a small fighting force, was now making his way back into the town atop the hill. Feeling tired and hungry he wanted to get some much needed rest. Once getting into town he started to look for somewhere he could wash up and grab something to eat and noticed a small tavern near North gate which seemed like it would be perfect. It didn't look to busy so he wouldn't be bothered whilst he had a rest. Upon entering the tavern, there were a few people inside minding their own business, a bard stood by the fire playing some music and singing some heroic song about the previous events that recently took place. It seemed as if Kaizen and King had made a name for themselves. He would then proceed to sit down at a empty table and look around the room. The bar maid noticed his arrival and walked on over to kaizen and welcomed him with a warm glowing smile.


Welcome, Hero id like to firstly thank you for helping save our community and secondly what would you like? its on the house!!

Uh-oh you don't have to do that, I can pay my way

Its okay honey, you done us a great favour so enjoy what you will

Taken back by the generosity but also the slight awkwardness of the situation Kaizen simply sighed and asked to have a bowl of stew and bred with a pint of Ale and then asked if there was a room he could quickly get refreshed in, to which she smiled and pointed out towards the back where there were some lodgings. He thanked her and went too a room to wash and clean up. Once done he returned to the hall and sat back down to enjoy he's meal. The setting was perfect, warm fire, warm music no one disturbing him so he could relax in peace and just take his mind off a few things. But no sooner did he begin to relax his mind lead back to a while ago during the fighting and how he was left without any answers, he's head now started to ache and with the confusion but this time something was different, there was something that he seemed like he was forgetting, something he couldn't quite put his finger on. What he couldn't remember was actually that some point in the past he suffered a head injury and forgotten something very important. He drank down some more Ale and ordered another pint. For now anyways he decided he would turn in and get some rest, try and put his mind at ease for the time being.


Mam, may I acquire a room for the night?

Sure, no problem just help yourself to one the rooms that's not taken.

Kaizen gulped down the last of his ale, stood up from the table and just as he was about to walk over into one of the rooms, the Tavern doors sprung open and a familiar face walked through the door, a young female who he had at some point in the past had met.

Players involved: Akiza/ Nirvana
Mission Rank: B
Story elements chosen:

Custom - Investigate a rumour and find its Source(3)
Investigate the History of a Landmark (3)


Summary: This mission will be the meeting of Kurama and Kaizen and then upon hearing of some rumours they together investigate and follow the information, leading to some travellers who help understand the rumours and the history of a landmark (Tōkaidō Island 135) and then starting a chain event of missions which will involve Historia further down the line.

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After having enjoyed her time training in Steel release with King and reminiscing with him about the old days, Kurama headed back to town; the two having gone their separate ways. She wanted to eventually meet up with Kaizen as well now, since they were both here, and both were historic partners/students of hers in the wartime. She headed into the tavern near the north gate, and as expected, much merriment was being had inside. Between the bard singing songs, people playing cards or dancing, or simply having a good time eating and drinking away their problems, it was as if it was a tavern in the olden days of yore Kurama would sometimes venture into. It was at this moment that she noticed one of the people inside was not like the others....and it was all but obvious who it was. She started walking up to him and smiled when she reached him.

It's about time I ran into you now, Kaizen, old friend. I just got back from spending some time with King. Learned a few new things, you know how it is.... How have you been?
 

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Players involved: Akiza/ Nirvana
Mission Rank: B
Story elements chosen:

Custom - Investigate a rumour and find its Source(3)
Investigate the History of a Landmark (3)


Summary: This mission will be the meeting of Kurama and Kaizen and then upon hearing of some rumours they together investigate and follow the information, leading to some travellers who help understand the rumours and the history of a landmark (Tōkaidō Island 135) and then starting a chain event of missions which will involve Historia further down the line.

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After having enjoyed her time training in Steel release with King and reminiscing with him about the old days, Kurama headed back to town; the two having gone their separate ways. She wanted to eventually meet up with Kaizen as well now, since they were both here, and both were historic partners/students of hers in the wartime. She headed into the tavern near the north gate, and as expected, much merriment was being had inside. Between the bard singing songs, people playing cards or dancing, or simply having a good time eating and drinking away their problems, it was as if it was a tavern in the olden days of yore Kurama would sometimes venture into. It was at this moment that she noticed one of the people inside was not like the others....and it was all but obvious who it was. She started walking up to him and smiled when she reached him.

It's about time I ran into you now, Kaizen, old friend. I just got back from spending some time with King. Learned a few new things, you know how it is.... How have you been?



Is that really you Kurama ?

Kaizen was surprised to see an old friend in a place like this, perhaps it was fate or some simple coincidence, he did not know but none the less he happily greeted his old friend, and made her sit down and ordered a couple more drinks. They started by catching up with one another, reminiscing the details of their past, laughing and joking as if it was only yesterday that their paths had crossed. It brought back many a memory that they shared. He then asked her how comes she has come to the Island and Kurama then filled him in with all the essential details that had led her to this moment in time. How she had arrived upon the Island and the locals had told King of her presence and that she may serve as help and aide to the Clan. King had also trained her in some specialised ninjutsu techniques which would improve her own fighting capability and possess the same powers that King had. The fact that she had now joined them in their cause was a very good sign and it pleased Kaizen to have an old friend around.

Well its been good catching up with you old friend, but its getting a little late and I need to turn in for some rest, best you do so to, use the lodgings here and il catch you in the morning

Kaizen rose up once again from the table, drunk the last of his drink, thanked the bar maid for her food and hospitality, tapped Kurama on the shoulder and then took himself off to bed. Kurama not long followed going to another room to rest up herself. Whilst he was asleep Kaizen was tossing and turning, drenched with sweat he was having somewhat of a bad nightmare, however he couldn't place the nightmare itself. It was all black and all that could be seen was a pair of golden glowing eyes staring out from the black, a Deep voice uttering a few simple words: HELP ME KAIZEN, COME FIND ME AND FREE ME after that he was abruptly awoken by the sound of thumping upon wood. Someone was banging on the bedroom door calling out his name.

Sorry to Disturb you at such a early hour, but we need you to come with us Kaizen-sama, we have some pressing matters that need your attention

Give me a few minutes and I will be with you, do me a favour and wake up Kurama next door

The guard then went and proceeded to wake kurama as per requested, In the mean time Kaizen rose up out of bed, walked over to the basin and began filling it with water, he quickly washed the sweat off his brow and cleaned himself up, getting dressed and making his way into the hall. Standing by the fire place was one of the Survey corps soldiers adding some fire to the pit to warm the room up. Another member sat with his feet on the table, whilst a third came into the room with Kurama closely behind. Now that everyone was present the guy sitting down stood up and greeted Kaizen.

My name is Levi Ackermen, I am Erwins second in command,

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Nice to meet you, but what is so important that I am to be awoken so early in the morning?

Well Kaizen-sama, we have been rather busy this past night, upon their patrols some of our soldiers picked up some information that had been circulating around town. Something which is best not discussed here and rather in more secretive setting, please follow us back to the Barracks Captain Erwin is waiting for us as we speak

Kaizen simply yawned and nodded and ushered Kurama to follow with them. They all left the tavern and started making their way to the barracks. whilst on the way to the barracks no one really spoke, their was a sign of tension and urgency within Levi and the pace that they were walking at. It seemed like they just wouldn't get any respite and there is always some form problem they had to deal with. Looking into the sky it was odd to see the moon upon this land, Kings sealing of the mist within the confines of the Walls was a pleasant and satisfying thing not having to worry about being unable to fully see all around. After about 5 minutes they had finally reached the Barracks to where Captain Erwin was standing at the top of some stairs looking down upon them.


Looking up at the captain, Kaizen spoke swiftly and in a tired voice
So captain why the urgency this time of morning?

Forgive the rude awakening, but we have some guests here that I think you'll want to talk to. If you wouldn't mind following me up here and we can begin.

Kaizen and Kurama followed Levy up stairs and into a room where Captain Erwin was standing looking out the window and he began to speak to them. He informed Kaizen that earlier in the day the towns folk had began to spread words of some stories that eventually found its way back to Erwin through some of the survey corps guards. Someone was spreading the word of a neighbouring Island and some dark and disturbing information. There was rumours that some dead bodies have been found, mutilated and broken, floating and scattered in the waters as if they been discarded. There was also reports of Soldiers in some inland village guarding a couple of men whom seem to be of importance. One with Silver hair, and perhaps he could be the one going by the name of Sephiroth. This information now concerned and grabbed hold of Kaizens attention, Kurama standing patiently against the wall listening with a sharp ear to every once of detail. At that moment another guard had walked in and stood at attention. He spoke that they had found two men who appear could be related to the information, in town and they have located where they were staying.


Erwin, thank you for bringing this to our attention, me and Kurama will go ourselves and question these individuals, Levi can come with us and relay any information we discover back to you so your up to speed

Understood I shall leave it in your capable hands, hopefully you get to the bottom of these rumours and information

Kaizen and Kurama, Levi and another guard also went with them, leaving the barracks behind they made there way back out into the town. The three of them discussed the details at length as the guard led them to the location where they were and levy knocked on the door. They were at another local Inn however this was a more private one and closed their doors at a certain time to provide privacy to their guests. Within a few moments a elderly women opened the door, with a lantern at hand. She asked what they want at such an hour and Levy instructed her to let them in so they could question some of her guests as it was important to speak with them. She allowed them access in and led them to a private back room where she lit a fire and made some tea, after which she went and grabbed her guests and brought them down to the room to meet with the party. They were made to sit down and Kurama spoke to them asking them to tell everything they know, right from the start. The questions would only last several minutes and it turned out that they also heard the information from another source.

We heard this all from a fisherman, who came into the harbour, he lives in a hut not far from the harbour itself, you need to speak with him we cannot help you any more.

it appeared that for the most part it was a waste of time, leaving the guests to go back to sleep, the party decided to make haste to the fisherman's hut before he woke and left on an early fishing. They made haste riding on horseback down to the mans house to which he was already up and getting his fishing gear ready to go. He see them all approaching his house and stood watching as they dismounted and rushed over to him. Levy asked the man if they could go inside and talk in privacy to which the man then led them in. Once inside the old man sat down on his rocking chair and offered chairs for everyone else.


Okay, We need to know everything that you know, we have heard you brought some information to this island and it has spread throughout the villagers, we would like to know it all please

Well, the other day I was fishing around Tokaido island like I do, as the spot is well known for its good fishing spots and then I had noticed some bodies in the water. I fished them out only to find that they were misshapen and cut and torn, mutilated and appeared to be experimented on. I See a couple of these soldiers upon a cliff throwing the bodies into the water, they were dumping them so curiosity I followed them. They led me to some village deep in the forest and there was this earie big mansion like house at the end. It was completely surrounded by lots of guards and there was a few individuals who looked different from the rest. One had a red cloak and long dark hair and another looked to be like a scientist dressed in white overalls and then finally there was a third guy tall, with white long hair all the way down his back, he was scary and had an evil vibe about him, he carried this massive sword, like nothing I have ever seen before. But then it was as if he knew I was there, he turned and stared straight at me, before I knew it he was there in front of me and so I just ran, ran as fast as I could and left that place behind

Sounds like there up to no good, think we need to investigate further, find out what they are after there, Levi do you know much about Tokaido Island?

Small bits, but we have a library that contains a lot of information you could check up on, all I know is there is apparently something special there, as to what exactly I do not know, I can take you to the library if you want

Please do, and thank you old man, for the mean time do stay clear from there its not safe, come Kurama lets go find out more about this Island before we decide to go there ourselves
 
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Is that really you Kurama ?

Kaizen was surprised to see an old friend in a place like this, perhaps it was fate or some simple coincidence, he did not know but none the less he happily greeted his old friend, and made her sit down and ordered a couple more drinks. They started by catching up with one another, reminiscing the details of their past, laughing and joking as if it was only yesterday that their paths had crossed. It brought back many a memory that they shared. He then asked her how comes she has come to the Island and Kurama then filled him in with all the essential details that had led her to this moment in time. How she had arrived upon the Island and the locals had told King of her presence and that she may serve as help and aide to the Clan. King had also trained her in some specialised ninjutsu techniques which would improve her own fighting capability and possess the same powers that King had. The fact that she had now joined them in their cause was a very good sign and it pleased Kaizen to have an old friend around.

Well its been good catching up with you old friend, but its getting a little late and I need to turn in for some rest, best you do so to, use the lodgings here and il catch you in the morning

Kaizen rose up once again from the table, drunk the last of his drink, thanked the bar maid for her food and hospitality, tapped Kurama on the shoulder and then took himself off to bed. Kurama not long followed going to another room to rest up herself. Whilst he was asleep Kaizen was tossing and turning, drenched with sweat he was having somewhat of a bad nightmare, however he couldn't place the nightmare itself. It was all black and all that could be seen was a pair of golden glowing eyes staring out from the black, a Deep voice uttering a few simple words: HELP ME KAIZEN, COME FIND ME AND FREE ME after that he was abruptly awoken by the sound of thumping upon wood. Someone was banging on the bedroom door calling out his name.

Sorry to Disturb you at such a early hour, but we need you to come with us Kaizen-sama, we have some pressing matters that need your attention

Give me a few minutes and I will be with you, do me a favour and wake up Kurama next door

The guard then went and proceeded to wake kurama as per requested, In the mean time Kaizen rose up out of bed, walked over to the basin and began filling it with water, he quickly washed the sweat off his brow and cleaned himself up, getting dressed and making his way into the hall. Standing by the fire place was one of the Survey corps soldiers adding some fire to the pit to warm the room up. Another member sat with his feet on the table, whilst a third came into the room with Kurama closely behind. Now that everyone was present the guy sitting down stood up and greeted Kaizen.

My name is Levi Ackermen, I am Erwins second in command,

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Nice to meet you, but what is so important that I am to be awoken so early in the morning?

Well Kaizen-sama, we have been rather busy this past night, upon their patrols some of our soldiers picked up some information that had been circulating around town. Something which is best not discussed here and rather in more secretive setting, please follow us back to the Barracks Captain Erwin is waiting for us as we speak

Kaizen simply yawned and nodded and ushered Kurama to follow with them. They all left the tavern and started making their way to the barracks. whilst on the way to the barracks no one really spoke, their was a sign of tension and urgency within Levi and the pace that they were walking at. It seemed like they just wouldn't get any respite and there is always some form problem they had to deal with. Looking into the sky it was odd to see the moon upon this land, Kings sealing of the mist within the confines of the Walls was a pleasant and satisfying thing not having to worry about being unable to fully see all around. After about 5 minutes they had finally reached the Barracks to where Captain Erwin was standing at the top of some stairs looking down upon them.


Looking up at the captain, Kaizen spoke swiftly and in a tired voice
So captain why the urgency this time of morning?

Forgive the rude awakening, but we have some guests here that I think you'll want to talk to. If you wouldn't mind following me up here and we can begin.

Kaizen and Kurama followed Levy up stairs and into a room where Captain Erwin was standing looking out the window and he began to speak to them. He informed Kaizen that earlier in the day the towns folk had began to spread words of some stories that eventually found its way back to Erwin through some of the survey corps guards. Someone was spreading the word of a neighbouring Island and some dark and disturbing information. There was rumours that some dead bodies have been found, mutilated and broken, floating and scattered in the waters as if they been discarded. There was also reports of Soldiers in some inland village guarding a couple of men whom seem to be of importance. One with Silver hair, and perhaps he could be the one going by the name of Sephiroth. This information now concerned and grabbed hold of Kaizens attention, Kurama standing patiently against the wall listening with a sharp ear to every once of detail. At that moment another guard had walked in and stood at attention. He spoke that they had found two men who appear could be related to the information, in town and they have located where they were staying.


Erwin, thank you for bringing this to our attention, me and Kurama will go ourselves and question these individuals, Levi can come with us and relay any information we discover back to you so your up to speed

Understood I shall leave it in your capable hands, hopefully you get to the bottom of these rumours and information

Kaizen and Kurama, Levi and another guard also went with them, leaving the barracks behind they made there way back out into the town. The three of them discussed the details at length as the guard led them to the location where they were and levy knocked on the door. They were at another local Inn however this was a more private one and closed their doors at a certain time to provide privacy to their guests. Within a few moments a elderly women opened the door, with a lantern at hand. She asked what they want at such an hour and Levy instructed her to let them in so they could question some of her guests as it was important to speak with them. She allowed them access in and led them to a private back room where she lit a fire and made some tea, after which she went and grabbed her guests and brought them down to the room to meet with the party. They were made to sit down and Kurama spoke to them asking them to tell everything they know, right from the start. The questions would only last several minutes and it turned out that they also heard the information from another source.

We heard this all from a fisherman, who came into the harbour, he lives in a hut not far from the harbour itself, you need to speak with him we cannot help you any more.

it appeared that for the most part it was a waste of time, leaving the guests to go back to sleep, the party decided to make haste to the fisherman's hut before he woke and left on an early fishing. They made haste riding on horseback down to the mans house to which he was already up and getting his fishing gear ready to go. He see them all approaching his house and stood watching as they dismounted and rushed over to him. Levy asked the man if they could go inside and talk in privacy to which the man then led them in. Once inside the old man sat down on his rocking chair and offered chairs for everyone else.


Okay, We need to know everything that you know, we have heard you brought some information to this island and it has spread throughout the villagers, we would like to know it all please

Well, the other day I was fishing around Tokaido island like I do, as the spot is well known for its good fishing spots and then I had noticed some bodies in the water. I fished them out only to find that they were misshapen and cut and torn, mutilated and appeared to be experimented on. I See a couple of these soldiers upon a cliff throwing the bodies into the water, they were dumping them so curiosity I followed them. They led me to some village deep in the forest and there was this earie big mansion like house at the end. It was completely surrounded by lots of guards and there was a few individuals who looked different from the rest. One had a red cloak and long dark hair and another looked to be like a scientist dressed in white overalls and then finally there was a third guy tall, with white long hair all the way down his back, he was scary and had an evil vibe about him, he carried this massive sword, like nothing I have ever seen before. But then it was as if he knew I was there, he turned and stared straight at me, before I knew it he was there in front of me and so I just ran, ran as fast as I could and left that place behind

Sounds like there up to no good, think we need to investigate further, find out what they are after there, Levi do you know much about Tokaido Island?

Small bits, but we have a library that contains a lot of information you could check up on, all I know is there is apparently something special there, as to what exactly I do not know, I can take you to the library if you want

Please do, and thank you old man, for the mean time do stay clear from there its not safe, come Kurama lets go find out more about this Island before we decide to go there ourselves
After some time of merriment with Kaizen, Kurama retired to the room next Kaizen. It was nice to be working with such old friends again, she couldn't help but smile and think of the possibilities of the future...but there were also possibilities of the past coming back to haunt her and her friends...and possibly harm her home and family. Kurama decided to bury the thought to the back of her mind as she laid down to sleep.

All but a few hours later she heard a knock at her door. Unaware of who it could possibly be at this hour, she cautiously approached the door and opened it, only to find a guard.

Lady Kurama, apologies for disturbing your slumber, but Kaizen-sama requested you come with us to deal with some important business.

Yawning and rubbing her eye, Kurama nodded, Well if Kaizen needs me to come with him, I'll come. I'll be with you shortly. She then closed the door and got dressed, following the guard into the hall where Kaizen and the others were. She listened as Levi introduced himself, giving his brief report. She nodded to Kaizen in understanding that she was to follow them to the barracks. As Erwin gave his report upon their arrival there, she simply stood patiently against the wall listening with a sharp ear to every ounce of detail.

Yeah, leave it to us. If what you are saying is true, then that is indeed disturbing...and could be in relation to the bandits who once attempted to keep us in the dark for so long.

As she, Kaizen, and Levi reached the next inn, Kurama was the first to speak to the informants....only to find out that these people were a dead end and their journey would continue further; this time to the wharf to question the fisherman the prior informants noted.

As she sat and listened to what the fisherman had to say, Kurama simply shook her head and said, You're not wrong, Kaizen. That scary guy with the big sword sounds exactly like this Sephiroth character you and King had described to me....I have no clue as to who this scientist could be...but...She stood, rubbing her chin at the thought. The red cloaked, black haired man sounds like someone we both know from our past....Vincent. Let's make haste to this library then.

And so Levi, Kurama, and Kaizen got back on their horses as Levi led the way to where the library he had mentioned was.

We're here.

Despite it being so late at night, the library was still open for them to peruse. However, they were the only ones in it at this hour besides the guard on patrol around this part of the village. Levi led Kurama and Kaizen to the part of the library with more information about the other islands in the archipelago, pointing out a specific bookshelf filled with books about Tokaido.

Each of them took a book and started reading, and they all found various bits of information in every one. One book noted how successful the island was agriculturally, despite it being covered in mist like San'indo; the forests reached and covered the island for a time longer than any of the three were alive. The islanders of Tokaido were strictly vegan, due to not only their connection to their home, but to the flora and fauna that had kept them alive and well for so long; some even being called 'shamans' due to their deep connection to nature and 'potential' ability to speak with the animals.

Another book gave information on the actual island itself: the village there was called Nibelheim, and even though most of the village was as natural as the rest of the island...there was one building which was not. The old mansion that stood at the height of the outskirts north of Nibelheim.

Shinra....that's the name of the mansion, Kurama announced as she continued reading, ...rumored to have access to an underground network of tunnels which lead to the mountains even further north of Nibelheim...it is forbidden for anyone, native or not, of Tokaido to even step foot near the mansion, for it is said to be a curse and reminder of why the makings of man will never last but nature will always be self preservative...Kaizen...I think we found exactly what we would be looking for on Tokaido...we'd just have to make our way there without disturbing the natives.
 
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After some time of merriment with Kaizen, Kurama retired to the room next Kaizen. It was nice to be working with such old friends again, she couldn't help but smile and think of the possibilities of the future...but there were also possibilities of the past coming back to haunt her and her friends...and possibly harm her home and family. Kurama decided to bury the thought to the back of her mind as she laid down to sleep.

All but a few hours later she heard a knock at her door. Unaware of who it could possibly be at this hour, she cautiously approached the door and opened it, only to find a guard.

Lady Kurama, apologies for disturbing your slumber, but Kaizen-sama requested you come with us to deal with some important business.

Yawning and rubbing her eye, Kurama nodded, Well if Kaizen needs me to come with him, I'll come. I'll be with you shortly. She then closed the door and got dressed, following the guard into the hall where Kaizen and the others were. She listened as Levi introduced himself, giving his brief report. She nodded to Kaizen in understanding that she was to follow them to the barracks. As Erwin gave his report upon their arrival there, she simply stood patiently against the wall listening with a sharp ear to every ounce of detail.

Yeah, leave it to us. If what you are saying is true, then that is indeed disturbing...and could be in relation to the bandits who once attempted to keep us in the dark for so long.

As she, Kaizen, and Levi reached the next inn, Kurama was the first to speak to the informants....only to find out that these people were a dead end and their journey would continue further; this time to the wharf to question the fisherman the prior informants noted.

As she sat and listened to what the fisherman had to say, Kurama simply shook her head and said, You're not wrong, Kaizen. That scary guy with the big sword sounds exactly like this Sephiroth character you and King had described to me....I have no clue as to who this scientist could be...but...She stood, rubbing her chin at the thought. The red cloaked, black haired man sounds like someone we both know from our past....Vincent. Let's make haste to this library then.

And so Levi, Kurama, and Kaizen got back on their horses as Levi led the way to where the library he had mentioned was.

We're here.

Despite it being so late at night, the library was still open for them to peruse. However, they were the only ones in it at this hour besides the guard on patrol around this part of the village. Levi led Kurama and Kaizen to the part of the library with more information about the other islands in the archipelago, pointing out a specific bookshelf filled with books about Tokaido.

Each of them took a book and started reading, and they all found various bits of information in every one. One book noted how successful the island was agriculturally, despite it being covered in mist like San'indo; the forests reached and covered the island for a time longer than any of the three were alive. The islanders of Tokaido were strictly vegan, due to not only their connection to their home, but to the flora and fauna that had kept them alive and well for so long; some even being called 'shamans' due to their deep connection to nature and 'potential' ability to speak with the animals.

Another book gave information on the actual island itself: the village there was called Nibelheim, and even though most of the village was as natural as the rest of the island...there was one building which was not. The old mansion that stood at the height of the outskirts north of Nibelheim.

Shinra....that's the name of the mansion, Kurama announced as she continued reading, ...rumored to have access to an underground network of tunnels which lead to the mountains even further north of Nibelheim...it is forbidden for anyone, native or not, of Tokaido to even step foot near the mansion, for it is said to be a curse and reminder of why the makings of man will never last but nature will always be self preservative...Kaizen...I think we found exactly what we would be looking for on Tokaido...we'd just have to make our way there without disturbing the natives.



Having arrived at the library with Kurama and Levy, they began searching many of the old documents and books looking for as much detail as could be found about Tokaido Island. They were sharing every detail of information and Kaizen was trying to process and understand it all, hoping to pick out something that would make sense as to why the enemy was on the Island and what they hope to find and achieve, but nothing didn't add up it was all confusing. Walking back and forth he kept going over and over on the information talking with Kurama and levy to see if they could pick out anything note worthy about the island. They had spent a good couple of hours, reading and deciphering the books when levy picked up one particular book and began reading it. He then gestured to Kaizen and ushered him to come over to him.

I think I may have found something that could be a clue...

What isit Levy? let me have a look

Levy handed the book over to kaizen who then turned the covers over quickly to see the title of the book.

Ancient Legends and lore of Tokaido Island.

Some time in the past, a Lord lived within the Shinra mansion, he possessed great wealth and fortune but had a curiosity for things beyond what would be considered normal. He had a keen interest in ancient artifacts and rituals and religions that had a somewhat darker nature to them. Within his possession it is said that he possessed a artefact of significant value and power. A special ceremonial Dagger with ancient text engraved into the blades edge. However it is believed to contain a dark power.....


The remaining text was missing, and the rest of the page torn and withered from age. Whatever the text was talking about unfortunately couldn't be of any help. Kaizen sighed in weariness for they were getting nowhere. It was uncertain if this could be what they were looking for or not but one thing was very clear, in order to find out their goal, they would need to simply go find out for themselves. It seemed that this Shinra mansion holds more clues and the fact that there are a lot of guards and activity around the mansion meant it was a focal point of their search.

We are not going to get anywhere anymore looking at these old books, we will have to go there ourselves. Levy would you mind doing a favour, please could you get us a ship that we could use to travel to the island, I will go see Captain Erwin myself and inform him of the situation, Kurama could you go with Levy and help gather what ever resources we will need along with preparing some Survey Corps soldiers to come with us and protect the ship

Closing the book shut and putting it down on the table, Kaizen took a long stretch and left the library with Levy and Kurama, upon exiting the library and jumping back on his horse, he then exchanged a few short words with Kurama and levy and said that he would meet them soon at the harbour after he had been to see Captain Erwin. They then parted ways temporarily and Kaizen rode hard to the barracks. Erwin it seems had already anticipated Kaizens arrival as he stood at the front of the barracks. Another guard greeted Kaizen and took the reins of his horse, once he un saddled the man, then took the horse to be fed and watered whilst kaizen and Erwin began walking inside the barracks and into his office. There Captain Erwin was updated with the situation, the rumours source had been identified and following the information they found out where it came from and the seriousness of its nature as well as the research into the location where sephiroth was and what potential reasoning he may of had for being there.

I see, so you and Kurama are intending on going in person to discover the real reason, I would say I would accompany you but I understand you don't want me to come, someone has to look after this Community after all

Indeed, I have asked your second in command, Levi to work with Kurama to gather what we need and a host of men, along with a ship to carry us. Me and Kurama ourselves will head onto the island alone whilst your men keep an eye on the ship and stay out of reach and sight of the enemy. Hopefully we can discover his goals.


Well I best leave you to it, and go prepare and make my leave, thankyou for alerting me to this rumour, its unfortunate that King had to leave himself but I will contact him and inform him of the updates and situation until next time Captain


The two men shook hands and parted ways, Kaizen gathering his things, took another horse and rode off through the town. The cobbles now starting to gleam as the sun was making its rise into the morning sky, he left through the north gate and road down towards the Harbour. After a few minutes he finally arrived to be greeted by Kurama and Levy at the entrance of the docks.

Were all ready at set, The ship has been stocked and crew supplied, with armed escort to protect her, I have decided to come along with you on your journey and personally see to looking after the ship and also waiting in the chance you may need back up



 

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Having arrived at the library with Kurama and Levy, they began searching many of the old documents and books looking for as much detail as could be found about Tokaido Island. They were sharing every detail of information and Kaizen was trying to process and understand it all, hoping to pick out something that would make sense as to why the enemy was on the Island and what they hope to find and achieve, but nothing didn't add up it was all confusing. Walking back and forth he kept going over and over on the information talking with Kurama and levy to see if they could pick out anything note worthy about the island. They had spent a good couple of hours, reading and deciphering the books when levy picked up one particular book and began reading it. He then gestured to Kaizen and ushered him to come over to him.

I think I may have found something that could be a clue...

What isit Levy? let me have a look

Levy handed the book over to kaizen who then turned the covers over quickly to see the title of the book.

Ancient Legends and lore of Tokaido Island.

Some time in the past, a Lord lived within the Shinra mansion, he possessed great wealth and fortune but had a curiosity for things beyond what would be considered normal. He had a keen interest in ancient artifacts and rituals and religions that had a somewhat darker nature to them. Within his possession it is said that he possessed a artefact of significant value and power. A special ceremonial Dagger with ancient text engraved into the blades edge. However it is believed to contain a dark power.....


The remaining text was missing, and the rest of the page torn and withered from age. Whatever the text was talking about unfortunately couldn't be of any help. Kaizen sighed in weariness for they were getting nowhere. It was uncertain if this could be what they were looking for or not but one thing was very clear, in order to find out their goal, they would need to simply go find out for themselves. It seemed that this Shinra mansion holds more clues and the fact that there are a lot of guards and activity around the mansion meant it was a focal point of their search.

We are not going to get anywhere anymore looking at these old books, we will have to go there ourselves. Levy would you mind doing a favour, please could you get us a ship that we could use to travel to the island, I will go see Captain Erwin myself and inform him of the situation, Kurama could you go with Levy and help gather what ever resources we will need along with preparing some Survey Corps soldiers to come with us and protect the ship

Closing the book shut and putting it down on the table, Kaizen took a long stretch and left the library with Levy and Kurama, upon exiting the library and jumping back on his horse, he then exchanged a few short words with Kurama and levy and said that he would meet them soon at the harbour after he had been to see Captain Erwin. They then parted ways temporarily and Kaizen rode hard to the barracks. Erwin it seems had already anticipated Kaizens arrival as he stood at the front of the barracks. Another guard greeted Kaizen and took the reins of his horse, once he un saddled the man, then took the horse to be fed and watered whilst kaizen and Erwin began walking inside the barracks and into his office. There Captain Erwin was updated with the situation, the rumours source had been identified and following the information they found out where it came from and the seriousness of its nature as well as the research into the location where sephiroth was and what potential reasoning he may of had for being there.

I see, so you and Kurama are intending on going in person to discover the real reason, I would say I would accompany you but I understand you don't want me to come, someone has to look after this Community after all

Indeed, I have asked your second in command, Levi to work with Kurama to gather what we need and a host of men, along with a ship to carry us. Me and Kurama ourselves will head onto the island alone whilst your men keep an eye on the ship and stay out of reach and sight of the enemy. Hopefully we can discover his goals.


Well I best leave you to it, and go prepare and make my leave, thankyou for alerting me to this rumour, its unfortunate that King had to leave himself but I will contact him and inform him of the updates and situation until next time Captain


The two men shook hands and parted ways, Kaizen gathering his things, took another horse and rode off through the town. The cobbles now starting to gleam as the sun was making its rise into the morning sky, he left through the north gate and road down towards the Harbour. After a few minutes he finally arrived to be greeted by Kurama and Levy at the entrance of the docks.

Were all ready at set, The ship has been stocked and crew supplied, with armed escort to protect her, I have decided to come along with you on your journey and personally see to looking after the ship and also waiting in the chance you may need back up




After continuing to read through nearly everything the library had on Tokaido, Levi had finally found something worth their efforts to a degree. As Kaizen read the book on Tokaido's lore, it expanded more on the Shinra mansion Kurama had mentioned previously with her discovery. Unfortunately, however, there was only a few more pages' worth of information to be added to what they had found out...for the rest of the book had been vandalized...a dead end. Kurama took a step back, holding her face in her palm, shaking her head as she did. It was at this point Kaizen spoke, declaring the duo would have to explore and investigate this personally.

Kaizen instructed Levi and Kurama to prepare a ship and crew, stocking up for the adventure they would soon undertake while he returned to update Erwin on the situation. The sun slowly peeked out on San'indo and the moon began to fall in the sky as they exited the library; they had been at this most of the night, and their work was nowhere near done.

Kurama and Levi then headed into the town marketplace; and since it was so early in the morning, they were the first customers of every vendor they visited. While they shopped around, Kurama couldn't help but start talking with Levi about what exactly could be in store for them on Tokaido.

Levi-san, if what we found in the library is to be believed, then it's highly likely that these men associated with...I guess you could say...'Lord' Shinra...were of the same cohort as those who once imprisoned us in the mines.

Lady Kurama, I feel similarly. You've been secretly investigating these vandals whenever they did show up to cause trouble, and you have been on this island far longer than I have, being Theoden's niece and all...

You're not wrong, but unfortunately, I was unable to get far with my investigation...it would seem almost every time I got close to a breakthrough, they would eerily pop up again to cause us trouble...and at the same time, all my findings would mysteriously disappear. Yet, King and Kaizen have done in less than a month what I have been trying to do for several. I'm a bit ashamed.

Nonsense, milady. You have done your best to keep us safe since you arrived here; and now that your friends have done what they have, we are finally making progress to an even brighter future.

Thank you, Levi. You're exactly right. Now let's not take too much more time here, I can bet Kaizen won't be too much longer with Erwin at the barracks.

And with that, Levi and Kurama headed off to the harbor with their supplies, presenting orders to a few of the guards to join them. While he was doing this, Kurama had been talking with the various sailors that were available, and they soon had gathered up a small crew for the ship they had chartered.

Not long after finishing preparations, Kaizen arrived; Kurama and Levi eagerly greeting his arrival at the docks' entrance.

Were all ready and set, Kaizen sama. The ship has been stocked and crew supplied, with armed escort to protect her; I have decided to come along with you on your journey and personally see to looking after the ship and also waiting in the chance you may need back up.

Grinning, Kurama then asked, Shall we be off, old friend? Another adventure awaits us on Tokaido.

And with that, the trio boarded the ship and set sail....to whatever would possibly be awaiting them on the next island.

Mission End


Summary:This mission marks the meeting point of old friends Kaizen and Kurama catching up; discovering a rumor that leads them to find its source, and investigate Tokaido Island. After doing so, they reach the conclusion to travel there and as such is the start of a series of missions together.

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Kurama docked her boat in the port of the isle, and hurried into town, attempting to avert any eyes from the townsfolk or Survey Corpsmen that patrolled. She especially did not want to see her uncle...but since it was sundown, and she knew his schedule better than anyone, he was probably back at his house on the hilltop.

She scurried across the markets, stocking up on supplies for her long trip, and then sat at a tavern, penning a note she would leave on her uncle's door.

It read:
Uncle,

I couldn't bring myself to face you personally. Kaizen and Levi are dead and I have not heard from Nathan or King in weeks. In my solitude, waiting for some sort of communication to come in, I had reminded myself of how....feral....I had become in my sailing with Kaizen....when we were attacked. Living with you has been nice as a place of exile, but I'm just not meant for societal norms. I need to be free. That's why, I'm leaving Sanindo again, this time in better hands than I found it when I came here originally. You have the Survey Corps and Commander Erwin now. If I return, hopefully it'll be with King or Nathan...but I doubt I will. Goodbye Uncle Theoden. Take care.

-Kurama

Night had fallen, and Kurama pinned her note onto the door with a kunai, as she stealthily headed back down to the port, and set off in her ship once more to the open sea.

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