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We'll start with the old tried and true - give me your best understanding of Yang within the philosophical context of Yin-Yang. Then extend that into the NRP, and explain its place here. Symbolism is what is important here.
 

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So as I understand it, Yin and Yang are essentially two sides of the same coin, two halves of a greater whole keeping one another in a delicate balance. They are composed of polarized concepts, like Light and Dark, Male and Female, Hot and Cold, and so on, but despite being polar opposites, they are not in conflict with one another, for one cannot exist without the other. If there was no such thing as "hot", there would be no cold, as there would be nothing you could point to that would be different from what "cold" is, thus making cold all there was, and by extension nothing essentially. The existence of one is dependent on the existence of the other, and vice versa. And when you combine the two to create Yin-Yang, you achieve everything that is, or can be. Yang, if I remember correctly, encompasses the former of the examples I gave earlier, ranging from Light to Male to Warmth, and so on.

In the series, while Yang encompasses the same concepts as the philosophical counterpart they aren't seen very much, and it is portrayed more as a force that governs vitality, allowing one to imbue things with life/ sentience where there is none. This is seen in cases like when Naruto achieves the Nine Tails Chakra Cloak and, due to him possessing the Yang half of Kurama, his overwhelming physical energy induces rapid growth in Yamato's nearby Wood Release constructs, giving them life, causing them to bloom into actual trees. Yin by comparison governs spirituality, and is able to give form to that which has none. I know from my previous experience with Yang however that in the Roleplay, Yang encompasses more than just sentience. There are techniques which carry that conceptual warmth that Yang is said to represent as a heat-based offensive technique, and others which allow for alterations to the physical form, which is mentioned in passing during Naruto's training as an explanation for why the Akimichi's Expansion Jutsu encroaches upon Yang. There are also techniques which carry the most potent of healing found in the series, such as when Naruto not only "healed", but fully restored Kakashi's lost eye, growing it from essentially nothing. This is where the Yin-Yang symbol comes into play in regards to how Yin and Yang actually work, at least here in the RP. Despite there being nothing for Naruto to "heal" aside from stopping the bleeding within the socket, he managed to create an entire organ through Yang, and the simplest explanation of this can be found in the symbol itself. As the two symbols spiral around one another, in the center of both there is a piece of the other. Naruto created an entire eye where there wasn't one, or to put it another way, gave form to that which did not exist, like Yin is supposed to. There is a aspect of Yin found within this usage of Yang. Likewise, there are Yin-adjacent techniques which, despite being primarily spiritual in nature, can be physically seen and interacted with, like Tayuya's snake-like flute Demons. Because they were almost entirely composed of Spiritual Energy, they sought out Physical Energy in an attempt to achieve balance, feeding on it by devouring it from her enemies. Once again, an example of there being even a small hint of Yang, or Physical Energy existing within an otherwise Yin, or Spiritual technique, reinforcing the concept of duality the Elements, and philosophy represent.

That is everything I can currently recall, either from my previous experiences, and general knowledge of how Yin-Yang works.
 
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This concept of balance is an interesting one. What separates a Yang Master from a Yin-Yang Master? All three fields (though they are all technically one single field) can manipulate the ratio between physical and spiritual energy. In fact, by the end of this training you're going to be able to manipulate your physical ratio so much to the point where it will almost entirely overshadow the spiritual. Could a Yang user control Yin by doing this indirectly? Could they reduce their Yang to achieve an effect similar to increasing their Yin?
 

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Well as it was told to me during my training with Pervy, at least as far as the restrictions within the techniques themselves go, a Yang Master is someone who has completed their Yang training, and Specializes in Yang. So my assumption would be that a Yin-Yang Master would be the same, someone who has completed Yin, Yang, Yin-Yang training, and has the full Yin-Yang specialty on their bio.

I remember White Tiger having an effect associated with it that involved impacting the Yin Chakra within the targets body, affecting their ability to utilize Yin and related fields because they essentially had so much Yang Release Chakra injected into them that it disrupted their own balance between the two. As far as I'm aware this is the only way one can directly manipulate Yin Chakra without having the field itself, but it's only a result of overwhelming your opponent with such concentrations of Yang Release Chakra. You aren't directly manipulating Yin Release Chakra but rather indirectly affecting it, which I think is an important distinction to draw. In a roundabout way the answer to your question is yes, but only indirectly, as a result of creating an imbalance via increasing Yang Release Chakra.

As for your second question, personally I don't believe it's possible to make one "better" at Yin because you're reducing your Yang Chakra. Best you'd achieve is making yourself physically weaker, without actually increasing anything Yin related, because negatively impacting one isn't the same as being able to enhance, or directly control the other.
 

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Well as it was told to me during my training with Pervy, at least as far as the restrictions within the techniques themselves go, a Yang Master is someone who has completed their Yang training, and Specializes in Yang. So my assumption would be that a Yin-Yang Master would be the same, someone who has completed Yin, Yang, Yin-Yang training, and has the full Yin-Yang specialty on their bio.

I remember White Tiger having an effect associated with it that involved impacting the Yin Chakra within the targets body, affecting their ability to utilize Yin and related fields because they essentially had so much Yang Release Chakra injected into them that it disrupted their own balance between the two. As far as I'm aware this is the only way one can directly manipulate Yin Chakra without having the field itself, but it's only a result of overwhelming your opponent with such concentrations of Yang Release Chakra. You aren't directly manipulating Yin Release Chakra but rather indirectly affecting it, which I think is an important distinction to draw. In a roundabout way the answer to your question is yes, but only indirectly, as a result of creating an imbalance via increasing Yang Release Chakra.

As for your second question, personally I don't believe it's possible to make one "better" at Yin because you're reducing your Yang Chakra. Best you'd achieve is making yourself physically weaker, without actually increasing anything Yin related, because negatively impacting one isn't the same as being able to enhance, or directly control the other.
That distinction in your previous training is very shallow. Let's try that again in a more abstract way. What can a Yin-Yang Master do that a Yang Master cannot?
 

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Well, Yang is the power that governs vitality, granting one the ability to imbue sentience into that which already has form, or directly manipulate the vitality of a giving target. This manifests in a number of ways, the primary among them being healing which exceeds even Medical Ninjutsu, allowing one to not only heal wounds, but replace entire lost limbs and organs, or even make new limbs where there were none to begin with, like Ring of Hell which allows one to make alterations to their physical form, or that of their allies, to name just a few.

By comparison a Yin-Yang master is one who has completely mastered both components, as well as the full thing, and as a result has complete mastery of all concepts found within. Not only can they control vitality, they can give form from nothing and imbue that with life permanently unlike Yang itself which is limited, leading to the Creation of All Things, which on a conceptual level means one can create just about literally anything, but in the roleplay, it's limited to familiars in the vein of Hagoromo's creation of the Nine Tailed Beasts, but to a much lesser extent as most people lack his skill, and more importantly the vast quantities of Chakra he had access to at that time. Speaking of Chakra, that's another thing a Y/Y master can do, create Chakra from nothing, which is achieved by combining physical and spiritual energy together, much like how Shinobi combine those two energies to make Chakra themselves, though this is the complete creation of new Chakra from nothing rather than a conversion of extant energies within the body, which for the purposes of the roleplay is already calculated at a max potential value at all times. And that combination of energies leads into another aspect of a Yin-Yang Master's capabilities, the ability to utilize more than one nature at a time. While in the past I believe this allowed one to perform multiple Elemental techniques at the same time, this isn't the case any more and is the ability to combine multiple Chakra Natures at once, which is required to combine Yin and Yang together from the looks of it. In the ability's description thread it does mention the ability to channel multiple natures at one time, though this cannot be used to perform more than one technique at the same time, and is for setting up consecutive techniques or performing techniques that have multiple natures within them rather than a same-timeframe type of offensive ability. These are the main things a Yin-Yang master is able to do, but in short, they can do all a Yang Master can, in addition to a Yin Master, and more on top of that by combining the two together to reach heights they cannot on their own.
 

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Alright, then let's get the party started. This technique has seen a lot of edits since its creation.

(Yoton: Jigoku ni henkō) - Yang Release: Change into Hell
Type: Supplementary
Rank: S-Rank
Range: Short
Chakra cost: N/A (+50, -10 per turn)
Damage points: N/A
Description: The user is able to use their Yang nature too imbue life into an elemental technique, creating a Yang/Element sentient entity that remains on the field to aid them. The only limit is the size of the technique originally used as an elemental source, as the resulting entity will always be half the size. The entity can be interacted with, can act on its own, and is made of the element sourced with all its properties intact. Its strength is based on the original elemental technique used as a source. This doesn’t consume time since it is actually a skill applied to a technique used within the same timeframe. The infused chakra increases the technique by an additional ten chakra, of the fifty it costs in total. Note that the resulting entity created by this technique is bound by logical limitations of its shape and nature; a meteor cannot move on its own, a pillar cannot walk away, and a statue without arms cannot pick things up. Likewise, while it is able to use techniques from the source it is created from it cannot extend into different fields. For instance, if Susano’o is brought to life by this technique it cannot use Blaze Release unless the Susano’o itself is constructed, or partially formed, from Blaze itself (e.g. Sasuke’s Susano’o). It is bound by the literal source it is formed from, rather than the fields it is bound to.
Note: Usable 3 times per battle and up to 6 times per event to create one entity with up to 300 chakra points that is able to use jutsu from the source it was created from. Its chakra reserves can be replenished through external means, and because it has a chakra network can fall under the influence of Genjutsu or other Spiritual-based techniques.
Note: Yang Release masters can apply this technique to advanced fields and CE and advanced elements.
 

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Change into Hell is a really nice technique with some simple mechanics. As you perform another technique you add an additional 50 Chakra to it, within the same timeframe but not as a passive action, 10 of which boosts the target technique itself and increases it's cost, and the rest is to cover the cost of CiH itself. In summary it grants the technique it is applied to sentience as well as a fairly large Chakra pool of 300, from which the -10 Chakra per turn cost is deducted and when it runs out the technique dissipates. The trade offs are that the size of the technique is halved, meaning you should probably start with a technique of at least a certain size or else it'll be far too small to contribute properly, or maybe having a tiny familiar could work to your advantage, unsure personally. The other drawback is that the familiar is restricted to the type of material the original is made from, not a specific field, so for example if it were to be made of Ash from Fire Release, the familiar can only use Ash, and not any given Fire Release technique. Both are fairly reasonable drawbacks, and the ability to apply this to CE among other things if you are a Yang Release specialist is very nice indeed. You can also maintain the familiar's form by replenishing it's Chakra, which is also rather nice. Finally, despite granting a technique sentience, it's still logically limited by what the original can do. If it doesn't have limbs, you can't expect it to suddenly grow them so it can walk, or throw a punch, and so on.
 

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Yeah, that's actually a pretty solid explanation. You mentioned the chakra pool so let's discuss that. First question, do you think these creations can be put under an illusion? Building on that, can you replenish their chakra?
 

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The last line in the first note says yes to both though honestly one would think because they lack proper biological functions, like a nervous system, and a brain, that they couldn't be tricked by a disruption in their Chakra flow, but as they are made up entirely out of Chakra for the most part, I guess it makes sense. From what I recall Genjutsu cause a disruption in the Chakra Network, which affects the nervous system, the brain, and the senses specifically, leading to altering a targets perception of their surroundings, whether that's hearing sounds that have no source, or seeing thing that aren't there. And Tailed Beasts are basically familiars made via Creations of All Things, and we've seen those put under Genjutsu, but in say Kurama's case he has a brain, whereas a familiar created purely from Fire would not, but again, it's not illogical that a disruption in Chakra would affect a familiar in a similar way to a Genjutsu used on a Shinobi. As for replenishing their Chakra, I assume you can't just reuse the technique on the familiar, as that would just result in a new one being made, so you need to actually have a technique specifically made for allowing the transfer of Chakra between yourself and a given target. They can also recover their own Chakra I assume, provided a technique they're using can siphon or absorb Chakra, so long as they don't go over their 300 Chakra cap, and explode.
 

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Ninja magic, in reference to the Yang part. It's more about disrupting spirituality.

(Yoton: Taiyōnomegumi) - Yang Release: Touch of the Sun
Type: Supplementary
Rank: S-Rank
Range: Short
Chakra cost:70 per use
Damage points: N/A
Description: Through the infusion of Yang natured chakra into others, users can heal others to their original best physical form. It can be used to regrow missing body parts, heal wounds, purge poisons, etc. The target needs to be alive and the bigger the injury, the longer it takes to heal. The limits of the heal, however, are almost none as it can heal 150 damage per turn and can even heal the chakra system or other injuries that are otherwise not possible to be healed. The technique requires time and physical contact and as such isn't very suited to use in a battle when compared to regular Iryo Ninjutsu.
Note: Yang Release masters are able to use on themselves.
 

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The technique Naruto used to completely restore Kakashi's own eye after Madara stole Obito's Sharingan straight out of his socket, Touch of the Sun is one of the best healing techniques in the RP, at least as far as canons go, and not including anything that may have been added recently on the same level as Y/Y. With a large infusion of Yang Release Chakra, you essentially activate, stimulate, etc the target's body, and completely restore anything physically "wrong" with the target, whether that's a missing eye, limb, organ, or some other injury, like poisons. What's important to note is that the healing is limited to physical damage, something that was inflicted with a tangible Element or instrument, and thus wouldn't repair any Spiritual damage done to the target. It specifies damage done to their physical form after all. It also specifies a living target, which make sense as you need the target's own body to react to the Yang Chakra you're infusing them with. A dead body can't repair itself the same way a dead tree doesn't grow leaves, and no amount of Yang Chakra can change that. Finally the time it takes to heal directly corresponds to the extent of the injury/ injuries you're healing, but it doesn't specify how long it would logically take. I assume because it states that it can heal 150 health per turn, that's what determines the duration of the healing? If your target has lost a hand, or been injected with a minor poison, and the damage dealt was less than 150, it would only take that turn to heal, while someone with more extensive damage would take longer, and directly scale based on that?
 
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