Yabuchi (023)

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Yabuchi

With its terrain being a little more uneven and rocky than most of the peninsula Yabuchi is home to few large communities, though some iron and copper mines are located there. A huge lighthouse, lit by an undying blue flame, is located on its tip. It is a remnant of the Freehold, warning incoming ships of the reefs near the coast.
 

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Coming from 144.

The trade boat neared the shore where a blue light illuminated the waters and provided a beacon that land was nearby. She had finally arrived in the Tea Country and although she wasn't sure what she who exactly this Shogun was, for his influence to reach high into the Lightning Mountains meant he was someone who could get things done. Gwen departed from the ship, flying from the boat to the shore.
Gwen arrived at night, and the beach was deserted save for the brightness of the lighthouse. Having finally made it to her destination, Gwen decided to scout the area and find more about the new land she was in. The area was under the jurisdiction of the Shogun, and she didn't want her first night in the land to be wrought with bloodshed when things went south.

Gwen's Byakugan gave her a near complete view of the area. The small communities where people stayed were far enough away that she was able to find a nice plot of land not situated far from the lighthouse. The area overlooked the beach and water, and if things went south with the Shogun she could simply return here for a vacation.

Gwen performed a string of hand seals which allowed her chakra to make use of the Earth and create a shelter that was large enough to house Gwen and a few other people. Inside, the structure had split off into several rooms. Gwen would make it her mission to get the place furnished as soon as possible. As the night drew on, and Gwen made the necessary preparations which included fencing off the area from intruders she would send a dog to the Shogun's representative, letting him know that the camp was established and the area was ready for him to do as he pleased.

Techniques used:

(Doton: Iwa no Hogo) - Earth Release: Earth Shelter Technique
Type: Defensive
Rank: B
Range: Short
Chakra: 20
Damage: N/A
Description: The user surrounds themselves with earth, taken from the immediate vicinity, in order to fabricate a formation of rock that is capable of protecting both the user and others in close proximity, if desired. Doing so, seemingly leaves the surrounding terrain unaltered, even when the quantity of earth used is enough to form a complete dome around multiple individuals as seen when Ittan used this technique. The user can also manipulate the resulting shelter to have openings in it so as to be able to observe outside, as demonstrated when used by Kitsuchi.

(Kuchiyose no Jutsu) - Summoning Technique
Rank: B
Type: Defense/Attack/Suplementary
Range: N/A
Chakra Cost: 20
Damage points: N/A
Description:
To summon the creature the ninja will wipe blood on his hand, perform the Boar → Dog → Bird → Monkey → Ram handseals and then touch the ground or another object, where a sealing formula will appear. Though it appears that as long as significant pressure is placed against the blood in some form, the summon will be complete, most summoning uses use a solid surface, though in some cases it can even be done mid air. There can be variations to the summoning steps, some ninja like Temari will wipe blood on her fan, then by swinging the fan the animal is summoned. Other ninja like Orochimaru wipe the blood across a snake tattoo on their arm first, then touch the ground. Others will clap their hands directly like Nagato through the use of his Animal Path. The user must have signed the contract with the creature he wants to summon but the technique can be used to summon a generic creature of that contract (B-Rank) which will have no special traits or abilities beyond those normal to the rest of the animals in the contract. The animal is always summoned on the mark that appears upon slamming the users hand or, if not the case, always in short range of the user.
 
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Coming from here

This post marks the beginning of my mission using these storyboard elements:
Help a local trader by transporting his wares (2)
Set up a secure camp (2)

Summary: Ryuu arrives in Yabuchi, where he meets a trader in need of help. He carries his things for him the whole day, then sets up camp at night before finally reaching Hashiwara. (Not claiming this landmark yet)



Gradually, the terrain changed from the greener Kurikita to a rougher and more rocky one. Although he had only been walking for about three hours, it felt like he had been walking the whole day. It was tiring walking on uneven ground, as Ryuu had to constantly watch his step. He wondered how the people around here did it. Come to think of it, when he looked around, he noticed there were not many people around. He could see a person here or there sporadically as he passed them, although they payed no attention. They were probably used to seeing travellers. However, once he delved deeper into the land, the boy noticed that there were actually clusters of larger communities located here and there. He did not want to stick around for too long though; this place looked a little too dull to him. He would rather explore further on.

As he turned to walk North, Ryuu heard the sound of a horn; so loud it startled him. Irritated, he turned around to look at the ocean behind, where the sound had come from. A ship of a reasonable size was approaching, ready to pull in onto the shore. His irritation dissipating a little, Ryuu decided to watch the ship. It was always worth a look. The hull was broad, brown in colour, although it was somewhat rusty. Ryuu decided it could do with a fresh coat of paint, but that wasn't exactly his problem now. Watching as the ship pulled up, Ryuu noticed a little bit of commotion upon the deck. A middle-aged, well-rounded man appeared to be having a bit of an argument with who looked like the ship captain, seeing as how the latter was dressed in a neat looking uniform, as well as a captain's hat. This was interesting.

I've told you many times over! For God's sake, I can't take your bloody wares any further! What, do you expect my ship to sail on land now?!

The Captain looked exasperated, hands on his hips, looking down at the shorter man, who looked rather defensive.

And I never asked you to do that! I only asked if you could lend me some of your men to help carry these goods to the next village. How hard can that be?! It's only a few hours of a walk away you know...

By this time, the Captain's head looked ready to pop, so infuriated the man was making him. Finally, after some more arguing, the man was eventually forcefully dragged off the ship by some of the ships men, and his goods were dumped next to him on the sand. Kneeling down, the man looked like he was about to start crying. Ryuu felt like the situation could have been handled better.

Watching the ship sail away back into the distance, the boy sighed internally and walked over to the man who sat despondently on the sand. Crouching down childishly in front of the man, he peered into his eyes curiously. The man was taken aback to see a boy in front of him all of a sudden, and stumbled backwards. But Ryuu simply stared at him, as if trying to discern whether it would be worth helping the man.

White eyes! What are you?

The man gasped at the sight of Ryuu's pupil-less eyes, obviously thinking he was some kind of strange creature. It was evident that he had never seen a Hyūga before. But Ryuu did not immediately give any recognition that he had heard him. Instead, he looked around at the goods surrounding the man; ranging from pots, knives, watches and so on. There was quite a bit of stuff here; clearly too much for one person to carry all by himself. Even for two people, it would be difficult without some sort of apparatus. Engrossed in making plans as to how to carry everything, the man appeared to be a little nervous at the fact that Ryuu was not saying anything, and that he was instead just staring at everything. Noticing this, Ryuu came back to the present, and took out his notebook. He wrote:

Sorry, I can't speak. But I could lend you a hand?

Showing the man what he had written, Ryuu noticed him give him a questioning look, as if not believing a child like him could be of any help. Still, Ryuu knew that the man needed his help, which is why he did not turn him down. Instead, the man stood up, brushed the sand off his clothes, and shook Ryuu's hand, introducing himself.

Well, sure. I'm Marcus. Pleased to meet you. Interesting to find a mute kid eh? Let's see what you can do now. I need to take this to the next village up there.

The man pointed North, and Ryuu noted that that was where he was originally going anyways. He nodded, although he could sense doubt in Marcus; doubt that Ryuu would be able to help. Well, he would show him. Gathering earth chakra, the boy created two earthen wheelbarrows in front of him, with beautifully curved wooden handles. He handed one to the man, who had his mouth wide in astonishment. He looked amazed, then ashamed that he had doubted the boy.

(Doton no Jutsu) - Earth Release Technique
Type: Supplementary/Offensive/Defensive
Rank: D
Range: Short-Mid
Chakra: 10
Damage: 20
Descripton: Creates small pillars of earth, small tools, and small shields of earth
Ah, so you're a ninja! Well, that makes things so much easier then.

Ryuu felt a bit of irritation a this comment; he wasn't just a tool to make life easy! And the man didn't sound apologetic at all either... He didn't let it show though; it was best to be polite, especially since Kaizen was new to these areas. After everything was eventually loaded into the two wheelbarrows, the pair set off north. On the way, the trader chatted in a relaxed manner, seemingly glad that someone had been willing to help him. He told Ryuu of all his woes on the ship, how many days of sea sickness he had to endure, only to be dumped in the last part of the journey. Looking at Marcus from the side of his eye, Ryuu couldn't help but feel that the man probably asked for it. From what he had seen already, Ryuu guessed that this man had probably nagged at the Captain of the ship all day, eating his brains out. But of course, he kept this to himself too.

The duo travelled steadily for the next 3 hours, before they had to break eat some food. Ryuu had already eaten one of his 3 loaves earlier with some butter. Now he offered one to Marcus, but he declined, as he already had his own food. Shrugging, Ryuu started munching down on his food. It was almost evening when they set back to foot again. After traveling for just another half an hour, Ryuu and Marcus decided that it was going to get too dark soon. They had to set up camp whilst there was still light.

Looking around, Ryuu could only see vast rocky land, with no possible shelter. It looked like they would have to make their own. Marcus had nothing with which to make a tent out of , so the responsibility fell on Ryuu again. So, biting his thumb, the boy drew blood, drawing his medical kanji on the medical scroll underneath the symbol of a small tent. Marcus watched in amazement as a little tent 'poofed' into existence before the pair. It looked like he was seriously considering hiring Ryuu to be his personal assistant, although he said nothing. Deciding he could help with something, the man grabbed the pins that came along with the tent, and started nailing them into the ground. It was hard though, since the ground was rocky, and so he had to find areas that were sifter than other. Eventually, the tent was set up. The travellers left the wheelbarrows outside the tent for the night, as they were too big to fit in the small tent. As it was, there was only enough room for the two of them anyways. Ryuu quickly fell into deep sleep, as did the man.

(Kuchiyose No Jutsu: Eisei Yougu) - Summoning Technique: Medical tools
Type: Supplementary
Rank: B
Range: N/A
Chakra cost: 20
Damage: N/A
Description: The medical shinobi bites his thumb and draws his Medical Kanji on the Medical scroll underneath the symbol of the tool he desires to summon.
Note: This can only be used by Medical Shinobi.:

メス - scalpel, sterilized
ナイフ - knife
アルコール - a bottle of 96% ethanol for disinfection
水 - a bottle of sterilized water
スポイト - syringe, sterile, for one time use only
アドレナリン - adrenaline, to be injected intravasulary, induces faster heartbeat
包帯 - bandage, sterile, 8 meters in length
血液 - a set of everything you need to draw someones blood (Sterile syringe, vacuum system and a test tube.)
温度計 - mercury thermometer, for axillary or rectal use
ベッド - a mobile bed to carry patients
バグ - bug spray, effective against all bugs, lasts for 2 turns (used in cases when your patient is having a reaction to multiple bug stings, and there are still some bugs around it, so you spray-kill them. Kills bugs up to A rank if they've been created/summoned from a jutsu like the Aburame techniques)
テント - a small tent, just enough for two people to lie in
光 - a flashlight
ガスマスク - gas mask with a bottle of oxygen that lasts 5 turns (Not 100% effective against all types of poison/gas. The purpose is to protect the user from breathing in toxic substances, keeping the lungs safe. However, if the poison gets absorbed through the pores of the skin it will still affect you).
流体 - a set to start an intravenous fluid addition line, helpful with dehydration amongst many other conditions
モルタル - mortar and pestle, chemically clean
スプーン - spoon, sterile
パテ - putty knife, metal, sterile
研究所 - a small hut. Into the walls of that house, parts of Nexus' eyes DNA have been inserted, so now it mixes Time And Relative Dimensions In Space , creating an effect of being larger on the inside then it is on the outside. Inside is an advanced laboratory with everything needed to create antidotes and medicines.
Ryuu awakened to a harsh wind, so strong that the tent was tilting sideways. It was time to get up. Returning the tent back to its dimension after Marcus too had awoken, Ryuu went over to the wheelbarrows, surprised to see that the goods had not blown away. They must have been heavier than he had thought. Marcus had a determined look on his face; the man wanted to reach the next village as soon as possible, it seemed. And so the pair set off as soon as they took care of their necessities. From here on, the journey was not much longer.

As they travelled more inland, pushing their wheelbarrows, the land grew softer beneath their feet, and village smells could slowly be scented. They were very close now. And at last, after around 2 hours, the pair finally reached their destination...
 
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Coming from Kurikita

Mission: The Candidates (1.5)
Summary: Ryuu is on a hunt for an apparently precious gem, which has to be handed in to a mysterious person. Looking for adventure, the curious ninja undertakes the mission.



Arriving at Yabuchi for the second time, Ryuu scanned the land, remembering where he had previously found a trader abandoned here on the shore. He had helped him to the next village, which Ryuu now considered another home. That had definitely been a worthwhile encounter. The ninja wondered if this trip too would bring him some good fortune out of it. Looking towards the lighthouse with his famed eyes, he smiled, thinking of the riddle.

Remnants not lost of a time once gold,
With blue flames that light the way.
At the tip you will find its base,
What you seek resting in place.

This place was a remnant of the Freehold, which he knew was what the golden time in the riddle referred to. The blue flames were visible to him even in the daylight with his Byakugan. They were within the lighthouse. And of course, in order to help the incoming ships, this lighthouse was on the tip of Yabuchi, and rested in the same place as it had had for centuries, some yards ahead of Ryuu, which fit in neatly with the riddle.

Walking onwards, Ryuu quickly reached the lighthouse. Peering at it from the outside, the Hyūga brushed his fingers on the brick texture, penetrating his gaze through the wall. He constantly zoomed in and out with his Byakugan, until at last, he thought he found it. The boy entered the lighthouse then, going up the steps two at a time in his eagerness. Finally, at the top, Ryuu stood atop a platform. Squinting his eyes a little due to the bright light, Ryuu saw that the platform he stood on was a circle, and in the middle of it, there was a large blue flame. And just where he had seen it before, near the flame appeared to be a diamond, black in colour. Reaching out to pick it up, he felt the warmth on it from the flame, and clutching it tightly, he went back down the lighthouse, before placing it in his ninja pouch.

He knew where to go from here now as the details were all on the poster he had read, but it would take a bit of traveling. That he did not mind. Walking along the shore, Ryuu boarded a large ship from the dock which was headed where he wanted to go, entering the ocean. It would be faster this way, and he could blend in with the crowd in the ship.

Chakra: 1585 - 5 - 1580

~Leaving landmark
 
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