Subject: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:09 am
The Shivering Isles. They could make the skin of even the strongest shinobi crawl, the aura of their presence casting faint screams of lives lost and souls trapped for eternity in this barren wasteland. It was as if it were hell on earth for these entities of the past, unable to cross into the next world. The heavy mist of the early morning lay itself over the chain of islands, hiding them from the normal and easy view of the naked eye.
On this morning three shinobi, along with a small crew of men, were navigating their way through the fog filled terrains in search of the island home to the Forest of the Panther. Forest green trees would peak through the tips of the fog as our ship would steadily stay the course straight for the island. At this point, I was resting with my eyes closed, remaining perfectly still, or so it seemed anyway. Within my closed eyelids, much more would be going on. The natural air flow around me was calling, helping me with where we were and what was around us. My eyes would open slightly, a small glow of yellow peering through as I began to awaken. We were arriving..
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:49 am
Once again, throw up graced the presence of the water below, the stoach acid regurgitating from the teenage Uchiha's lips to the sea below as he convulsed at the edge of the boat. Dry-heaving a few more times, he sunk down to rest on his knees. He closed his eyes, groaning softly. Such was his misery that he failed to even notice where they were.
Still, he was a shinobi! Peering around balefully, he noticed only him and Don seemed to be on deck. That other kid, whatever his name was, seemed to be missing. Maybe he was skulking around or something It looked like he was the type to enjoy that sort of thing, Tenshi thought to himsself. The Uchiha personally would rather chat up some girls than skulk around, but that was his opinion. Skulking reminded him of the rest of his emo clan.
Ty would be laying down in the same place he was when this trip began, now half asleep at this point. The young Edrick would force himself awake as he wasn't having a decent dream anyway at the time. He would rise, stretch, and yawn as he surveyed his surroundings, Need less to say this wasn't the perfect vacation spot. He would walk toward the front of the boat, where it seemed everyone else was, and peered out into the fog. Like he predicated he couldn't see a thing he could only wait as their arrival point neared the boat. Turning around to face the group the other guy seemed to be having sea sickness (That must suck) and Dom seemed to be sleeping or well so Ty thought until he spotted the small slit in his eyelids revealing that trademark yellow glow indicating that he had his KKG activated. Ty wouldn't ponder on the idea, instead he thought about the day that he would finally awaken the next stage in his KKG oh what a joyous day that will be.
The ship would start to set anchor, and I would not wait until it stopped. I would open my eyes, the glow leaving as they turned back to their signature sky blue. I would stand and stand at the starboard bow and look into the forest. I took a moment to analyze the area before me which I had memorized from my kekkei genkai. I turned only my head to the two, my eyes peering at Tyouga and Tenshi just over the collar of my cloak.
"Im going to scout ahead. You two, once the ship is set, build a small camp site for the crew until I return....get to know each other while your at it..."
With nothing more to say, I pressed my right foot up on the railing and thrust myself off the vessel, landing on the water surface below. I would the begin running the traditional way of the shinobi, disappearing into the mist. He was staking out in the trees. Why he was doing so was obvious, but I had no time to poke fun at this thought. Atleast not until I saw him...
I had my next camp set up high above the forest floor in a tall tree. This forest was called the Forest of the Panther. It was where my next target was located, and also crawling with families of hungry panthers. High above the ground was the only place I could remain unsensed by the predators lurking in the shadows of the trees, and the only place I could avoid detection from Krieg's spies. I had my sack tied to a branch above my head, and all three of my weapons stuck a few feet above where I sat into the trunk. I sat on a huge branch near the top where the tree forked, providing me with a sturdy seat as well as many other useful branches around me that could be used for placing the rest of my supplies. I also had lit a twig on fire next to me to produce a tiny amount of light. I dawned my ANBU armor still as well as my Calf Sleeves. I remained fully armored only because of how dangerous this resting location was compared to my last one before fighting the clown.
I could hear the waves crashing against the coastline of the island at my right side. I saw the stars glistening above my head. I had always liked stars. They tended to calm me down temporarily despite but slight insanity and lust for bloodshed. I always appeared collected, but my thoughts spiraled off constantly. I could see the shining water showing the reflection of the moon, I could see the birds diving gracefully into the water for their stalked prey, I could see the clouds listing slowly across the night sky, I could see the huge vessel coming towards the shore, I could see the... wait.. what? Vessel? I did a double-take back out to sea. There was a huge boat coming closer to shore! Immediately I snuffed my twig-fire to not give away my position, sheathed both swords, tied the axe to my back, and laid prone on the branch, facing the sea in disguise. I activated my Compass, and with it came the sight of the eagles. I looked out to sea to find a man jumping from the boat and running on the water towards shore. A man? What did he want? Had I been discovered? After looking more closely, I spotted dark green hair and a flowing robe. The robe of the Shiokage. Dominic! He came out to see me! A shock of slight happiness hit me as though I was meeting an old friend again. Seeing him would remind me of the better days before coming out to this wilderness to live on my own many weeks earlier. I stayed prone in the tree. I would wait until he got closer before I would greet him.
Well, orders were orders. Tenshi groggily got to his feet, his mind spinning andh is body heavy. Closing his eyes, he cleared his head. He looked at the retreating from of the Shipkage and sighed. Why was he even here?
Still, regardless, he was here. Tenshi flipped off the ship, the seasickness clearing away before he did so. Landing, he would dash forward to the safety of the land
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:29 pm
And there Dom went off on his solo adventure to where ever the hell he decided he was heading. He told them to set up camp while he was away, Ty didn't have a problem with this. As the other guy went flipping off the ship clearly trying to show off or something it didn't really intrest Ty all that much in fact all in managed to cause was a simple rolling of his eyes. Ty would step off the boat and land on the water before walking up onto the shore. This guy seemed to want to lead the way so Ty would follow after him for the time being.
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:47 pm
(Tenshi, just finish your unfinished post based on Tyouga, then when you post new again, you'll be good..)
I would continue through the thick wooded area, finally arriving in the same tree as Rohim. I would stand before him, glad to see he was ok. Usually a family greeting was met with a smile, but there was business on my mind. There was a small wind that cast through the trees as the sky began to brighten, the sun starting to peak over the horizon for the first time on this day. I would stare at him, my eyes narrowing a bit as my eye brows tensed.
"Its good to see that you were able to get here in one piece but there has been a change in plans...an attack on Houshangakure occured in the last 72 hours. I'm not sure 100%, but something tells me it was Tappaja, Zetzray and Raleth. I'm going to need you to finish off Don Krieg now. So I brought a few trainees along to take over your spot here."
I would stand before him, the breeze rustling my hair, clothes and cloak. I could feel the dark winds within my soul, and their message wasn't warm. It was a cold, usual, and lonely feeling. I waited for my fellow clanmate to reply as I made sense of these signals sent to me by the dark wind. Hopefully he understood the urgency behind this decision.
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:23 am
I would go to greet my Shiokage by gripping his forearm, a common greeting amongst friends. It was then that I caught the earnest expression stricken on his face. As he explained the situation, I realized why. "An attack, huh? Well we can only assume it was them. Who else would benefit from attacking such a weak village. What will they do about leadership in the village?" I waited for a response before running of the tree back to my tree-base. I grabbed all of my weapons, along with my compression suit and calf sleeves, equipped all all of them, and ran back down the tree. "As for Don Krieg, an order's an order. I'll dispatch of him then meet you back at Hariken. I'll come back to this island to retrieve the new team as well, and I'll escort them back to the village after their task is complete." I would stop to listen for any more orders from Dominic. It was best now to get them all out of the way, for I did not know when I'd see him again if I was going straight to Huoshan after this.
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:02 pm
...safety of the land. Tenshi enjoyed the breeze the sea gave off, the smell of the salt water... everything. It wasn't like being on that wretched boat, not at all. Once he was there, he followed orders, and went around, collecting driftwood to make makeshift shelters for everyone with help.
Ty watched as the other, Tenshi seemed to be enjoying the security of the land afterwards he went off to collect wood for the camp site. Ty was pretty unsure of what to do for a second but then remembered that maybe the crew had some things that they needed help with. Returning to the boat he assisted the crew with removing some supplies and a few tents, it didn't take long seeing as how there wasn't much to get but Ty helped with what he could. He would now lean against a nearby tree close to the camp site and wait for either something to do or for Dom to return.
"There's no need to come back here. I'll be assisting the new group to the completion. You just finish and head back to Harikengakure. Just make sure your return is a safe one. Do you have the scroll pertaining to the information on our target here on this island? I'll need it to debrief the guys back at the shore."
I would stand before him still, awaiting to take the scroll that contained the Intel. I refrained from saying his name as I knew there to be a few men watching our very conversation. They were the scouting crew of the island, and I felt them breaking the air flow as soon as the range of my Eagle Eye Compass extended to its full range. They had been lurking but their fate would be met soon, so letting them live for now wasn't too much to give them. I didn't break character as I looked into Rohim's eyes. I could tell he was a new man just by succeeding this far.
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:12 am
Everything was complete. The camp had been set up, there was a low fire burning, and everything was nice. They were on the beach, a sparkling white sandy beach. Thee were plenty of trees and water everywhere it seemed. Tenshi closed his eyes as he sat with his back to the warm, flickering flames bundled in the center of the camp. He inhaled the crisp sea air, his chest expanding then collapsing back to normal as he released his breath. His hands were dirty with mud and sandy grit from his work earlier. The tide was a bit high earlier, and it left small pockets of water here and there on the beach. So, pushing himself to his feet, the Uchiha brushed himself off lightly, not realizing it made his clothes a little dirtier in the process, and walked a few feet to a puddle of sea water. kneeling down, Tenshi bent his legs until he could wash his hands in the water. A small cut, previously unnoticed began to burn as the salt water mixed with it. Biting his lip, Tenshi made no other reaction to it. He was a ninja, after all- he couldn't show a reaction from something so small... it wouldn't be manly!
Still, with his hands clean, Tenshi stood up. His eyes had been burning for a bit now. Re rubbed them idly, forgetting the sea water on them. "Gah! It burns!" Tenshi wailed, his arms flailing as he fell over into the sand. Sighing heavily, he just laid there, staring at the cloudy sky. He never realized his eyes had turned red with a single black tomoe swirling lazily in each.
I nodded as my orders were given to me. I quickly reached into the pack tied to my back and pulled out the small rolled-up scroll. Handing it to Dominic, I said "Make sure the children are cautious. His very fingers are swords in themselves. Very.. curious. I'm sure someone with that kind of unique weapon will have more than one trick up his sleeve. I'll see you back home, Dom." I would begin to run deeper into the forest when I was interrupted by a sight on the beach. It was one of Dom's new students. I could see all of his features perfectly with the sight of an Eagle. I leaned in close to Dom and whispered, "An Uchiha? Where did you pick this one up? Where's he from? ... Nevermind. I'll do a background check when I return home. I had no knowledge of an Uchiha migrating from the Volcano. Do you think it had something to do with the attack? Or is he from somewhere else entirely? No.. don't tell me. I'll figure it out. I hate to tell you how to do your job, but keep an eye on him. I've got a bad feeling." I would then sprint into the forest after checking to make sure all of my equipment was tied to my person tightly. I would need to get through the forest entirely to get to the other side of the island, where I would run across the water to Don Krieg's hideout. I knew our position was being watched, using my Compass, so I left as soon as possible. I would have to outrun them, which I had no doubt I could do easily. That is, of course, if Dominic let them follow me.
With the camp set up Ty had decided to take higher ground not only did he prefer high places but it was better for everyone strategically. He watched everyone relax near the fire sharing tall tales of adventure and bravery while other laughed up a fit, It was pretty calm so far but who knows how long this would last. After awhile Ty spotted Tenshi getting up and washing his hands in the ocean or so it seemed either that or he was playing with the water. Ty looked away for a second only to be slightly startled by someone screaming, returning his attention back to the camp he watched as Tenshi started flailing around and finally falling over in the sand causing a small bit of laughter to escape from Ty. He would stand up on the branch he was sitting on then drop down onto the sand and walk over to Tenshi and sit next to him " You are pretty funny guy ya know?". It wasn't the best of conversation starters but eh it would do this guy didn't really have a reason to hate him so Ty was sure there wouldn't be any bumps in the conversation yet. He would wait for the male to respond, while he waited his attention began to drift toward the trees and his curious mind began to wonder what lay behind the foliage.
As Rohim briefed me on my upcoming opponent, I nodded once and removed the scroll from his hand. As long as they were with me, nothing would go wrong. This was a test of their skill before I stepped in, but if things got out of hand, I would clean house. Then he leaned in and whispered about Tenshi. His feeling was bad about him, however, Tenshi had been born in Harikengakure, so perhaps Rohim was just lacking rest. I looked to him just before he left and replied.
"He was born in Harikengakure according to the records. Part of why I have him here is to see the Edrick and Uchiha as a unit..."
Then Rohim would dispatch, taking on his new mission. As he left out I would focus my attention to the men in the distance off to my right side, just able to see them over my shoulder. I placed my hands together and began to conjure a set of handseals. The winds would take to my cloak and hair as the dark winds whispered the fate of the two spies. They took notice the symbolic cloak and become frozen in fear as the yellow glow of raging eyes sensed them. Their fate was mine.
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:40 am
((Maybe later I should do some minor personal plot to show just how he was born in Hurricane.))
Eyes blinking rapidly to get the salt from his burning eyes, Tenshi looked up at the one to show up. His arms stretched out in the sand, the boy would push himself up to a sitting position. "This stupid water burned my eyes. I love the sea and all, but really..." Tenshi shook his head. "At least my eyes stopped burning! So, what's your name anyways? I'm Tenshi." he extends his hand after standing up for a handshake.
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:59 am
I was running through the forest as fast as possible, trying to finish this mission in the small time I was given. I had to get back to the Hurricane and do an investigation on the Volcano for Dominic. While there, I would invest my time in researching this new Uchiha too. Somehow, he or his family was separated from the native village, and I intended on figuring out how and what caused it. Once I found out how and what, I would discover why. Asking a "why" question is always futile if it's what you start investigation with, because it only leads you to more questions down a pointless path.
Through the forest, I saw about a mile ahead in the treetops. There were 2 scouts on either tree, crouched and hiding amongst the leaves and branches. "Ambush.." I said softly to myself. I had to keep moving. Could I discard of these roadblocks fast enough to keep moving, or would I have to just keep running through and hope I get through before the trap is sprung?
I decided that even if I was short on time, it was not worth endangering my life to try to take the chance of getting through the trap. I would use surprise, because I knew they hadn't seen me yet. I would fight my way through. I climbed the first tree in front of me, and ran up to the top. Leaping from branch to branch, swinging from vine to vine, I would have the advantage. I was higher than them, giving me the advantage of height, and I would have the element of surprise on my side. They were closing in. I wouldn't need jutsu for this one, they would taste my fists.
"Haha the sand'll do that to you from time to time" Ty would place a small smile on his face as Tenshi explained how the sand pretty much effed him up just a little bit. He rose from his sitting position and offered a handshake and in return Ty would rise up and shake his hand while replying "I am Tyouga Edrick pleased to meet ya". After releasing his hand from the handshake Ty would look over his shoulder staring back at the trees that seemed to hide figures that had their eyes on them as if they were prey. Prying his attention away for a second he would pose a simple question " So how good are your skills?" Ty wanted to know how good he was if he was going to pair up with him he would need to know what they were both lacking in so that they could help each other out.
The final handseal would be cast, and as the sun came further above the horizon,I would take my hands and put them in my pouch and take out two of my signature North Star Kunai. In a lock of eyes with the men, I suddenly disappeared, reappearing before them both. As my cloak silhouette, not even a moment would pass as I would take my kunai and slam them into the tree, one on each side. The sound of screams for only a short moment could be heard before the fluttering of squalling birds would escape the highs of the tree line. The ANBU technique was flawless, and the attack had pinned the spies by their necks on base of the tree.
Sometime would pass and after wiping the blades of my kunai, I had stayed back to thieve from the supplies, but finding none, nor the findings of any information. I would leave the bodies and make back for camp. The low growls of black panthers were in the area, the smell of blood enticing their presence. I would leave them to feast, and check on my comrades for the final briefing before finding our true enemy.
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:56 am
((I'm so sorry for the wait!!!))
After his hand was released, Tenshi smiled slightly, the curves of his lips joined upwards at an incline. The waning sun beat down on his back, his face to the forest which Tyoga looked back into. His eyes trained on Tyoga, the red pupils with the single black dot swirling lazily in a clockwise orbit.
"Skills? The Uchiha frowned, thinking through his training, a concentrated look gracing his countenance, "I'm pretty ell-versed in the basics. I also know a lot of fire jutsu." He'd not speak of the copy jutsu he possessed- that was his and his alone to know of. He in't even have the Sharingan yet (as far as he knew), and no one learned that until two tomoe anyway. He was special, he felt over that. His normal eyes were good enough to be able to it with no Sharingan.
Tenshi explained his status on the level of his skills, he knew the basics which meant that there shouldn't be any rookie mistakes if the case arose. Other then that if a battle situation did indeed occur Ty would just have make sure that he had Tenshi's back just in case "sounds alright If we got the basics covered we should be okay for the time being". A scream echoed throughout the trees it was feint to Ty's ears so it must have been pretty further into the forest or the forest its self was attempting to muffle the sound. Ty was now fully on guard for the presences this land gave off wasn't a nice one.
As the two enjoyed their talk, I would return to the scene, landing in the tree behind them. I would stand, not making a single sound as I watched them interact. It was good they broke the ice, for if they were to fight together, they needed to get along. The morning was now almost here, the sun illuminating the area just behind us. If they had been more aware, they would have gotten some rest right away, but this was better for them. Finally, I broke my silence, speaking up over the quiet of the camp.
"Ok you two, I would get some rest if I were you. I've bought us some time until night fall for our mission. Eventually our presence will be recognized, so its best we stay one step ahead and with sharp minds.."
I would stay in the tree, looking down upon my newest duo. Waiting for their reply was important, I wanted to see how sharp they were at taking orders, or maybe even listening to suggestions about our current situation of camp.
Subject: Re: Rendevous Point. Rohim's Surprise Guests Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:52 pm
My eyes zeroed in on my 4 targets. There was a wide gap in the forest, with two tall trees on either side of that gap. That's where my illeged assaulters were hiding. Two in each tree. This would be fun. I sat and waited at the top of one of their trees, devising a plan I could use to not only kill these men, but scare them out of their wits. My speed and reaction were legendary, and I loved to use those things to occasionally dick around with my opponents. The naked eye couldn't even see me, to those poor shinobi camped in those trees, I was a teleporting ghost. I hopped down onto the branch, kicked one in the back of the knee, crippling him. Then I would turn and kneel, facing away from my victim while holding his head. Using my shoulder as a lever, I pulled down on his head over my shoulder and snapped it. I would then hop back to the top of the tree before the other ninja in the tree noticed his partner was falling down to the dark depths of the forest below. I looked at him keenly through the cover of darkness the night had provided me, and noticed his breathing begin to elevate. He had just noticed. But before he could cry out for help, I pounced down onto his head, and twisted my hands to snap his neck as well. One of them had an earpiece that was being used to communicate with the team in the other tree, and I could hear the voice of the man on the other end asking what had happened. I ran up to the top of the tree once again, and began bounding over to the other tree.
In less than a moment, I was there. Jumping down, I let loose an angry punch into the massive branch they were both standing on. The branch snapped like a toothpick, and we all fell to the ground. We were all trained shinobi, and had no problem landing gracefully on our feet. Both men came at me at once. With my blinding speed, I spun and kicked one man in the face, sending him careening to the left unconscious. The next one I decided to toy with more. I let him begin a barrage of kicks and punches, and I deflected and countered each one with a swift movement and a slight jab at his nose. Every time he tried to hit me, his nose hurt a little worse. After he tried to uppercut my in the chin, a tapped his hand aside with my left hand, and sent a powerful jab at his face one last time. I shattered his nose, and he buckled to the ground holding his bleeding face. He stood up again and tried to swing a left hook at me. I grabbed the fist he through and pulled on it around the right side of my body, forcing him to go in front of me. I twisted it behind his head, and kicked both of his legs, forcing him to his knees. He swung wildly with his free right hand, which I grabbed with my other hand and locked it behind his head as well. "Any last words?" I uttered to him. As he began to speak, I said, "Too late." I let go of his hands and kicked him forward onto his face. Before he could react and collect himself, I sent my boot into the back of his skull, smashing it and causing his face to sink into the ground. He was dead.
Now for the unconscious one. I walked over to him. When he came to, I held his neck firmly in my right hand, and pressed him to the ground he lay on. He woke up and his eyes widened, he was severely frightened. He glanced down to his dead comrade and began to breathe faster. My yellow eyes glowed like that of a demon, and the darkness made me appear only to be a shadow. "What.. what are you?!" he shouted. "Nothing more than a nightmare," I replied menacingly as I let go of his throat. "Tell your boss, I'm coming for him." he nodded and scrambled to his feet. He ran out into the forest and eventually out of my sight. I looked to the treetops. The hunt was on.
And suddenly, Tenshi felt stupid. He gave away his skills and ability level with no information given in return. He knew nothing about this other Gennin. With a frown on his face, the Uchiha teen was about to address Tyoga for his skills when they were interrupted by a scream, and then with the Kage showing up.
Eyes wide, and still in tomoe one form, Tenshi peered up at his leader, listening to the words the man spoke. Nodding his head, the boy figured that was a good idea. He dropped his discussion with Tyoga and saluted sharply, "Yes sir!" He didn't shout it, but was being professional about it.
With that done, Tenshi got up and walked to where his little shelter was. He'd enter the small hut thing, and lay on the leaf quilt that was made for him. He wondered just what was goin on, before falling asleep at last.