|Blood Type||B -|
|Areas of Expertise||Ninjutsu|
|Mother||Yamayuki Mio (Deceased)|
"Sometimes the saddest people smile the brightest, sometimes the angriest people are the calmest, and sometimes the quietest people can scream the loudest."
Yume was born one year before the villages were founded, to Yamayuki Eito and Mio in the early months of spring. Mio was not in their lives for very long, unfortunately, after she was killed by an animal while foraging in the forest. Eito was left to take care of Yume alone, but it was the least of his concerns. For most of his life Eito was obsessed with attaining the same glory as the warrior from years ago that blessed them with this gift of power that he could never perfect himself. Still, through obligation and some lingering love for his wife, she tried to focus enough to take care of Yume and help her grow to see the blossoming of their new home. She was a sweet child, and many often commented that she did not have a mean bone in her body. She grew to love and honor her father despite his apparent disinterest leaking through at times. When the shinobi were starting to be trained and formed for protection, it gave Eito an idea to start Yume on the same path so that he may help her grow to become something better than he was. From the time that Yume was seven, he began to isolate her more and enforce a strict training regimen.
At first it was typical training that was meant to help improve her body, mind, and control of her chakra. She ran with her father often in the night and worked on practicing her strikes and techniques. The idea of having to stand and protect people, potentially hurting them, frightened her but it was the most time she got to spend with her father and it was a good cause. It was difficult, but Yume was proud of her own progress. Truth be told, Yume found herself naturally able to sense the chakra inside of her and in the people around her. It helped her to perfect how she handle her own to refine her control of it. Her father was not proud, however, and continued to stricten her training. He found a cave in the mountain side to keep her in and would keep her immersed in darkness and the cold, left to find her own food and water. He thought that the extreme conditions could spark the same growth that the lost warrior found in his time of need, and the solitude would help hone her hearing and understanding of the sounds around her. When she started to protest he would strike her and it would usually be enough for Yume to concede and go along with it.
By the time academy enrollment was approaching, her father was still unhappy and resorted to something drastic that would force her to perfect her senses. When he took her to the cave, he started a fire under the guise of letting Yume have some warmth and light this time to make it up to her. He heated some oils up over the fire and when it got to be scalding he turned and splashed it over her eyes. The unbearable pain left her screaming in pain where he left her after putting out the fire. She stayed there for five days, dealing with the pain and trying to survive off of rain and insects within the cave. When he returned for her, it was to bring her to the academy. He tried to hide her festering injury behind bandages and make an excuse for it, but the instructors were able to press Yume into admitting the truth. When it was found out, her father was taken in and imprisoned. The med nin tried to do what they could, but the complications left her without the majority of her sight. Yume stayed with her grandmother after that and the people around her worked to try to help her recover emotionally while she learned to let her other senses replace her sight.
It was very difficult at first, and there was talk of taking Yume out of the academy, but with time she learned to use a cane to create the sound she could use to get around. It progressed from being able to walk without fear, to being able to handle her spars competently. She still has trouble striking with as much physical force as she used to without losing her balance, and she couldn't maintain the bond needed for most genjutsu techniques long enough to make a difference. Despite these flaws, she still managed to graduate from the academy on her fifteenth birthday a couple of years behind her original class. she wasn't signed to a team right way and most people were very hesitant to give her any job that she could fill in her condition. This did not stop her from continuing trying to train and the few people that can hear her training in the wilderness are why many in the village have given her the nickname the little banshee of the north. Training one of two ways of releasing her pent up anger and frustration. The other way is much more pleasant, when she can sing properly or play her flute, drum, or bells to create melodies that calm her and bring her happiness.
Today, Yume has made great strides with how she socializes and she can tap into the calm and friendly side of herself in welcome company. She likes to listen to people and learn more bout them, but she does get more unsure when people want to learn more about her. There is still a side of her that loves to help others, but she's far more guarded about these opportunities than she was in her youth. When she is crossed severely or faces a known enemy a darker side of her opens up and they will find nothing but coldness and anger from her. She loves to solve riddles, problems, and puzzles and can often be found trying to solve the ones she find in her spare time. When she isn't playing her music, studying, or training, she likes to spends her time walking through the woods or climb the mountains enjoying the ambiance of nature.
This girl stands a little less tall than most girls her age, but not by much as she stands about five feet tall. Her skin is white and pasty with very few marks to it save for some faded scarring on her hands and fingertips, her ankles, and the tips of some can be seen around her neck. Her physique is that of a lanky young girl that has yet to reach womanhood, with some svelte toning to her muscles. Her thin hair is long and black, looking to reach past her shoulders at least. The black hooded cloak she wears makes it difficult to tell for certain. It has a thick dark gray band around the trim of it and both have a thin layer of fur, suggesting that it's a piecing together of some sort of tanned hides. Strips of white gauze covers her eyes from sight, but they do not cover her tiny nose or pink lips. When the cloak is opened it reveals a simple collared sleeveless dress with a high neckline. It is black too, with the same gray band going down the middle. The bottom of the dress reaches down to her calves, but there are modest slits to the sides to make movements less restricted for her. Her feet are wrapped in white bandages too and she wears some wooden sandles bound by twine. A cane is always carried with her, looking to be a strong and smoothed branch of pine with a simple blocky owl carved where she holds it in her hand.
|Yamayuki Eito||Father||I have not seen my father in over five years, last I heard he was still contained and serving his sentence. I do not believe that he was one of the ones that sought their freedom in the escape. If he was, they either kept his retrieval or execution a secret from me. Either way, it is not important. Nothing good could come to the both of us if we were to see each other again.|
|Yamayuki Nozomi||Clanmate||I've only recently been reminded of her while performing in the village. It's been so long since we've seen each other, I'm not sure if it's just my mind playing tricks on me. The blood relation is likely distant if it is there, but I may have played with her as a child before father interfered. I really look forward to seeing her, and learning of the many stories she must have of her time here.|
|Reizei Seiji||Acquaintance||A fellow shinobi of the village who's skilled in kenjutsu. We've bumped into each other from time to time on our paths, and though they are brief they are often curious. He's even said that he would not mind joining me in my training at some point. It's been a while since I've had any observers.|
|Inuzuka Soren||Acquaintance||Another person I've bumped into while performing, I'm uncertain of his position or station. All I know is that he was generous enough to offer me help by reaching out to traders that can help me get a rare instrument I would love to learn and experience for myself. He has a very refreshing way of treating others, and a very cute white fox companion too.|
|Hebisuuhai Sakuya & Zuzu||Acquaintance||I know extremely little about these two aside from their differing personalities, their names, and some minor knowledge about the craft that seems to preoccupy some of their interest. The giant bow that I recall was not in working order. I wish her the best with that, it seems very fascinating from the size alone. She also seems to have met Nozomi in the past and may be friends with her. I'd like to ask how they met one another if we ever found the time.|
"First Day of Training" - 08/02/16 - My father actually wants to spend some time with me today! He's said that we'll have to spend a lot of time getting ready for when they start adding to the shinobi's forces. I'm not sure if I can be like them though. I'm not very strong or brave, and I never really thought about hurting people before. But father says the people they fight don't think like that and they wouldn't hesitate to take everything away from us. I have too many friends and family here to lose them, so I'll do whatever it takes to keep them safe. Besides, father says that it's in my blood. Every night he tells me stories about the hardships of our first true warrior, and the blessings he's passed down to us. He really thinks that I could learn and make use of those blessings too. I run and train with father every day and night, and I've already learned how to feel for chakra if I try really hard. It's helped me so much with my other studies! I'm not so sure if father is impressed though, so I guess I'll just have to keep trying.
"I'm Unsure" - 08/02/16 - Father hasn't been letting me eat anything good lately, he barely lets me eat at all unless I make some kind of progress. I'm trying, but I just can't seem to do enough to make him happy. I miss my friends, they still get to play, even the ones that are training too. He says that it's all just distractions and if I wanted to be any good, I'll just need to trust him. I don't know how much more I can, though. The other day he said we'd be going to train somewhere new sometimes. It takes hours to get to and it's always dark by the time we get there. It's some cave in the middle of nowhere and it's dark and wet and scary. There's always noises like there's something living deep inside of it, but when I said I didn't want to be in there, father hit me. It still really hurts, and he yelled at me for being a coward. So, I'm trying to be brave for him. I mean, when I'm a strong shinobi I'm probably going to have to get used to a lot worse, right? He's started to close the cave off when he leaves, and it's always hard to tell how long it is before he gets back. I've figured out how to collect water and even though it was gross, I've found bugs and plants to eat in the cave to keep my strength up. He is right about one thing, when it's harder to see, all the noises around me get a lot more noticeable and it's easier to think.
"It Hurts" - 08/02/16 - I'm at my grandmother's house now, and the burning still won't go away. The med nin said that the pain will go away very soon, and they tried to warn me that they tried to do what they could. The infection and the time left untreated though made it a lot harder for them to fix everything. I thought today was going to be different, father was being far more kind than usual. He said he was going to leave the cave open and the fire there for me and make us my favorite stew this time, and he even let me rest my head against him. I never thought that he could do that, I thought he really was only trying to do what was best for me. I was okay with most of the sacrifice if it made me stronger and father proud, but I never would have been okay with this. Everything now is just a blur of what it used to be, it's like it doesn't even matter what I see anymore. The light still hurts, everything still hurts. My classes are so hard, I don't know what I'm going to do. I know I shouldn't have trusted him, but I wonder if it was such a good idea telling the academy what happened. They won't let me see him, and say that he has to go away for a long time to make up for what he's done, to me and the village. Part of me still misses him, and just wants to know where it went wrong; where I went wrong. I'm sorry father, maybe one day we'll be able to see one another again.
"I Must Go On" - 08/02/16 - I'm on my own now, I have officially graduated from the academy and intend to stay here now that my service as a Genin has started. I have yet to be assigned to a team, but it is better this way for now. People are still wary bout what little I may be able to do. I suppose my spotty academy record is to be blamed for that. It matters little, I will prove myself eventually. For now, my effort will go entirely to my training. It has helped my anger so much, once I am up on that mountain top I can unleash everything and not hold it back. It has even earned me an interesting nickname from people my own age. I cannot say that I do not approve, it does have a nice ring to it. My blindness has been affecting me less every day, and I am glad to have decided to not cling to the past. I will never be able to see like I once could, but it does not mean that I will miss out on anything. I will still be able to hear the wind rushing past the trees, the laughter of my friends, the sound of a stream flowing down the mountainside, and the titter of the birds in the morning. That gift alone will be able to paint every picture that I'll need to see in my lifetime. I still have a full life left to live, and I intend to get stronger so that others may enjoy the gift that they were given too. I look forward to what the future holds, but father had better hope for his sake that he dies before his freedom is earned. I have grown much and there is much that will be discussed when he leaves that prison.
"The Young Can Be Merciless" - 09/04/16 - Today, Sakuya has invited Eiji and I over to help her demonstrate some techniques to a class of academy students. It made me realize just how fast time has passed since I was last at the academy serving as one of the older pupils. I regret how long it took me to find my bearings, but it is better than I left belatedly and prepared rather than soon and sloppy with my own techniques. At least, I would hope that I am more prepared. When Sakuya asked that we demonstrate the replacement technique, I still reacted too slowly. Accounting for sounds make timing very difficult, but I will continue to practice. Meanwhile, Eiji excelled with his demonstration and even added some extra flair to it. Still, when Sakuya attempted to reassure me, one of the students managed to hit her, and the mistake nearly caused an uprising in favor of Eiji. We did what we could to quell their disrespect, I managed to snap my cane against one of their backs while Eiji left one nearly gasping on the ground. I believe he even went and told the child's mother of the actions in the class. Children can be cruel, but it is nothing that discipline can not correct and manage.
"A New Instrument And Interesting Stranger" - 09/04/16 - My shipment has finally arrived, I ordered a mandolin from a trader that saw me playing by the inn. I was very worried that it might not be received, things outside of the village have gotten very tense for my liking. The Brigade has taken to destroying wagons heading for Kumo, in an attempt to disrupt our weapon and medicinal deliveries I imagined. Thankfully though, they spared this one. While I picked it up I ran into Sakuya and Zuzu today and a traveler. He seemed curious about the bells I wore and how they helped me to 'see', so we introduced ourselves. I learned that his name was Suizei, and that he used to stay here and act as a shinobi, but he wished to see more of the world. I figured he must have at least one story or two to share, so I invited him to find some time in the future to do so. Unfortunately Zuzu upset Sakuya after that about how confined being a shinobi would leave her. Sometimes I feel sorry for her, but then I think that there must be a reason Zuzu teases her so and Sakuya puts up with it. Before she left, I did manage to play some on the mandolin for them before adjourning for my own errands. They seemed fairly impressed and suggested I play in a more open, professional setting such as renting out the arena. I can't say that the thought has crossed my mind, but it is an interesting thought nonetheless.
"Everything Breaks" - 09/04/16 - Today Sakuya had summoned me again along with Eiji, and it would seem to be for something more serious than simply instructing a classroom or guarding a caravan with strong numbers. From what the details entailed, we were to head along the coast to retrieve a shinobi that was tasked with spying on the land of Snow for us. I did my best to prepare with the proper supplies; food, water, first aid supplies, and other things that might have come in handy. Sakuya borrowed some horse, so we traveled most of the way on horseback. It was going well, I spoke to Sakuya and Eiji and answered the questions they had about me and I think they learned more about me. The talk didn't last long though, because when we got to the bridge it would seem that the target was there far away from the point he was meant to wait at. He had a lot of chakra gathered too, which unsettled me greatly. Before I could warn Eiji while he tried to address the man, he struck and would have destroyed the bridge if Eiji didn't react as quickly as he did. According to him, sometime during his surveillance he was captured and held prisoner by the land of snow. He was angered that Kumo did not come to his aid, and wished revenge. Though I tried to reason with him, it was useless, and he used some earth ninjutsu to break the bridge again. I would have come close to plummeting if it were not for Eiji. In the end, Eiji chased him down on his own and ended his life. I felt a little helpless, as I only held Sakuya by not knowing more about basic techniques. Still, thankfully very little harm came to us and we were able to return to the village to give the body a burial. I saw this as a lesson that one's true strength and resolve are tested at their lowest points, and if we aren't careful, everyone can break under the pressure alone.
"A Sheep Among Wolves? - 09/04/16 - So, today I bumped into one of the stall owners, and we made small talk before I learned that one of the elders in their family had passed away. He knew that I was a shinobi and asked if I could deliver a request to one of the monks at the monastery asking if a special prayer could be offered on her behalf. Apparently she was devout in her life and her son would appreciate it if it was offered before her ashes were spread. Seeing as I didn't want him to go through the needless paperwork of filing a mission, I agreed and set out to deliver it. While some were out giving away surplus herbs, it seemed that the monk I was seeking was away on a mission. Still, I left it there for his return and just as I was about to leave it would seem that I interrupted someone's meditations. Her name was Kasuya, and we spoke with one another. A young angry man came by as well, knocking over some herbs and he came over to listen in. Apparently my blindness angered him, so he had some very strong opinions. He claimed that I was merely a lame sheep and it was a wonder that I've even survived this long let alone act as a shinobi. This started Kasuya to voice her own concerns as well in a blunt fashion, but I did not mind in either case. The challenge was welcome and in the end I at least remained on equal footing with Kasuya. She shared that my strength and competence alone were good, but because of my condition I would have to prove myself more than others to keep them from putting themselves in danger to over compensate or coddle me. I learned that the young man's name was Genbu too, and he introduced himself as a Wolf Fist user, which makes his comments seem a little more logical. I can't say that I've ever felt like a sheep though, but I will have to try to overcome that impression for my sake and others' around me.
"The New Team" - 10/06/16 - It was not all that long ago that Sakuya had decided to meet with me after the recent infiltration of the Storm's base, she offered to buy me a meal while we sat and talked with one another. It was not too difficult to get some time out of the medical center, since my injuries were not as bad as they could have been, so I happily obliged. Once there, she did offer me praise on my participation and hoped that it would get me a little more used to war. On another note, she told me that they were attempting to put together a team, and were considering me to be a part of it whereas Sakuya would be the leader. I never really took the time to consider working with others, but I was more than happy to give my support and cooperation. After some time spent trying to get to know what sort of Shinobi I am, I did not hear much from her until we were to meet at the beach. There Genbu was as well, and it turned out that he was one of the others chosen for the same team as well. As happy as he was about the decision, I was genuinely so. Genbu has turned out to be an interesting companion, or a rival if you could call it that, we've found out that we aren't so different after all. While we were preparing for some 'team' exercise, the young girl that Sakuya and I have trained with before ended up stumbling out of the bushes. Chouko I believe it was, was quite covered in blood despite the fact that I was not able to sense anything out of place. It ended up being one of two tricks that I disapproved of, but in the end it did end up helping all of us win the exercise. It turned out that she was to be the third of our team whenever she graduated. I'm still not very sure about all of this, but it did confirm for me that it would be an interesting experience to say the least.
"New Travels Await" - 10/06/16 - Recently Chouko has graduated to the rank of Genin and has been fully able to be an official part of our team. While I have still made efforts to include her before then, it has given her an opportunity to join us in missions we can set out on together. Sakuya-san was able to find one that actually brought us all the way over to the Land of Tea, somewhere I have never been but the rest of them seem to have ties to in one way or another. Sakuya was birthed here, even though she did not stay for long, Genbu has family or has trained here extensively in the past, and I believe Chouko has family here as well. It does make me feel a touch out of place, but it would still be a chance to learn more about my team and to get some experience with moving around through territories that I have yet to learn and memorize through extensive practice. It is why I asked to not be given too much special treatment while we are here, since that would only hinder my learning experience. I believe that the mission will be to guard some cargo on a ship that is set to depart in a few days, so there was plenty of time to allow for personal experiences. Everyone quickly ended up dividing up, Genbu wanted to go off on his own, Chouko wished to chase after him. In the end, I joined Sakuya and Zuzu in finding a place to enjoy some drinks in our spare time.
"Meeting Old Faces and Making Choices" - 10/06/16 - I half-expected that learning how to get around to be an easier task than it actually turned out to be. Hearing and avoiding people was one thing, but learning where paths started and ended was another thing entirely. Not to mention that there were times that I often had to ask about what was inside the buildings themselves to figure out if I was near a shop or if I was about to step into someone's home. Thankfully that did not happen, but in trying to process all of this information I did end up stumbling into someone accidentally. This caused his companion to bump into him as well, so I did my best to offer my most humble apologies to them both. It turned out that they were Nagamura Shuuren and his assistant Saki. The first person I bumped into, and it turned out to be the Daiymo. I was mortified, but I did recall that before he was a Daimyo he was among the first to look over my eyes after the incident, so there was some comfort in the fact that we had met before. He invited me into the tea house for some tea, so I gladly obliged. While we were there, we simply talked about some things and he actually did make an offer to help mend my eyes again now that he had more experience. The idea was daunting, and when Sakuya joined us to sit for tea, she did point out a number of other complications that I hadn't thought of before. In the end, she reassured me that she'd do her best to try to get the approval of the village and I have time to consider it. For some reason, I have very mixed emotions about the idea, but they are worries that I can tackle one at a time.
"A Solemn Return Home" - 10/06/16 - The mission has been done and it ended up being a success in most senses of the word. The cargo was protected and we were able to reach our destination with ease. There was some trouble out on the sea, what appeared to be an older and younger man on a very small vessel. They attempted to coerce us into surrendering gold that we did not have by surrounding us with water to keep us from moving. We all fought as hard as we could and Sakuya was able to secure the vessel itself and draw it closer with a rope tied around an arrow. Genbu was highly frustrated with the fact that I had an easier time reaching them, since through personal practice I have been able to master walking on water as well as the concepts of tree walking. Whether he wants to accept it or not, we are a team and friendly or not so friendly competition must be put aside to help one another at times. Still, I am worried about him because after we secured the father and went to do the same to what seemed like his son, he did seem to push things to the extreme. After he shoved the man away from Chouko, he proceeded to maul him; with no other words being quite as apt. This seemed to greatly unsettle Chouko who was already not handling the mission as well as she could have, and Sakuya seemed displeased as well. While it might be considered a tragedy, they were given multiple opportunities to surrender themselves so the consequences fall partly on them. Still, I don't think that this will be the last Genbu will hear of this and I can only hope that the reprimanding is something he can handle and learn from.
Skills And Abilities
|Sonic Scream||Attack||D rank|
|White Noise||Attack/Stealth||D Rank|
|Sound Wave||Defense||D rank|
|Chakra Pinch||Defense||D rank|
|Chakra Sensitivity||Defense/Perception||D rank|
|Echo Sense||Defense/Perception||D rank|
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