Date: August 4, 2016
A horrible soda is being put out on the market, and so some shinobi go to stop the producer!
"Scientist Troubles - Ant-agonizingly Sweet Root Beer"
Land of Fire
Traveling around the world, or at least the shinobi continents, there is a man trying to make a living off this 'delicious treat' that is actually the worst-tasting item in the world: Butterscotch Root Beer. Naturally, so many people dislike it that a few have put their funds together to request ninja to destroy all traces of it and stop the man from making it by any means possible. Except death. Death not good… Also, preferably the guy doesn't notice that his stuff is destroyed until too late. Preferably. Miyo and Arashi were decided for this mission for some mysterious reason… The day is nice and stormy, perfect for an ambush!
It had been a while since anyone had called upon Uzumaki Miyo for a mission. And… destroying rootbeer? How terrible! Even if it was supposedly awful, there were things one just doesn't do, like ruin rootbeer! However, she was being compensated for her work and had shown up all the same, even if it was against her morals. She was working with… Arashi? Some Kumo-nin she didn't know, but that was fine with her. The Kumo-nins had proven capable in the past for her so, she'd accept his pressence, even if she was grumbling about rootbeer.
Arashi was totally brought on this mission because he is good at destroying things…. Though he isn't exactly quiet about it.. Maybe things weren't that thought threw? Ehh whatever. We will see. He sat about now with his companion for this mission, Miyo, and he would offer some small talk as they waited for the perfect ambushing moment. "If you don't mind me asking, where do your skills lie? Even for something so simple it could be useful to utilize teamwork to get this over with quickly. I personally am a ninjutsuist. I am of the Hizumu clan, so that should tell you all you need to understand what my abilities are." He assumed being allies with Konoha meant they at least knew more about Kumo's clans. If only because they spent more time together than other villages would've. "Anyways I really don't get why this is a mission…. It is a weird one." He chuckled lightly.
Miyo glances over at Arashi. "I have no idea what you are capable of." She admits, or lies. Hard to tell. "But the mission is pretty straight forward. We'll just wreck the precious rootbeer and then be on our way. I can do it just about any time, really." She states.
Arashi raised a brow as he didn't get an answer from her at least. "Well basically just a lot of ninjutsu. Lightning and water is the main focus." He states. "And you?" He asked before looking off into the distance. "It is…. a straight forward enough mission… Simple really. Should be able to get through it quickly as long as some unforseen obstacle appears in our way." He shrugged. "Well shouldn't be too long now. I will head to the other side so I have a flanking position." And he quickly does so!
COMBAT: Arashi focuses 6120 stamina to turn it into 8000 usable chakra!
Dum de dum dum, the cart just be traveling along. It's drawn by two horses and the man at the wheel is none other than the 'business owner' himself! The GM is lazy and doesn't feel like giving this man a name, but suffice to say that he is simply traveling along and not thinking that anything is wrong.
Miyo ponders what Arashi says about water and lightning for a moment, and then nods. "I am an Uzumaki. I use seals." She then nods as he departs to flank while she begins building up her chakra. It'd be relatively easy to bust up this guy's rootbeer operation with just one skill, but they had to do it without getting in trouble. So there was that.
COMBAT: Miyo focuses 3529 stamina to turn it into 5000 usable chakra!
Arashi was sitting over on another tree elsewhere as he watched the approaching cart. Well the easiest way to not be seen is to make the mist, but then Miyo wouldn't be able to see. At the very least they could steal it and destroy it later. He could also make it denser around the man and less so around Miyo. That alone should be enough. So here he was pondering the thought before he just makes a mist seemingly already there so it seems the man has to travel into it. Hopefully Miyo could work around that.
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with HIDDEN-MIST-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 23
[NPC System]: Mr. Man roll(s) Perceptive vs. Arashi (23) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Michiko
The root beer seller sees a mysterious mist or fog up ahead, and he feels like something is mega suspicious, so he decides to draw his horses back and go around the mist. Surely it doesn't extend that far! He may have to go a roundabout way to get to the Land of <Random Name Here>, but he would get there, gosh darn it!
After Arashi screws up with his mist technique, it is up to Miyo to foil the rootbeer seller's plans! And so she utilizes a seal technique to hide herself from view and sneak up on the wagon so she can wreck the supply and what not. Hopefully she has better luck.
COMBAT: Miyo attacks target 1 with CLOAKING-SEAL with a roll of: 46
[NPC System]: Mr. Man roll(s) Perceptive vs. Miyo (46) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 27. - Rolled by: Michiko
Arashi looked at the man seemingly turning, and shrugged. Was worth the shot. Anyways he had to move to get closer again, and this time he would let Miyo attempt it as he simply kept close. He wanted to make sure nothing was gonna cause trouble, and that included this man himself. Had to be careful. Never know how skilled someone might secretly be.
The man is very unaware of Miyo, probably because he didn't expect the Uzumaki to be invisible. Seals… Pfft. Who needs them? >.>;; His horses seem a bit skittish, but he attributes that to the fact that they are taking the road less traveled. Literally.
Well, Miyo does the next best thing she can think of, and hops up onto the wagon as stealthily as she can, and then begins poking holes in the bottoms of the barrels with a kunai. They'd drain all out and leak all over the road and the man would likely never be none-the-wiser for it. Perfect plan!
Arashi was still just simply watching. If he used the mist he could probably find her, but following the man with mist was ultra suspicious. So he followed himself just in case people attacked the man or the man found her and attacked. He was an obvious merchant of some kind and those are people worth stealing from.
As the man in the cart drives away, all his butterscotch root beer just dies into the ground. Good riddance! Stuff was nasty… Of course, sweet stuff brings about bugs and ants and all that good stuff. Off in the distance, there are some large stomping sounds and rustling trees. Something is coming this way?
Well, mission was complete, so that was good. Miyo always enjoyed a good mission being wrapped up nicely. But now it seemed that there was more to come. But, was there really a reason to stick around for it? She searches out Arashi to tell him the mission is complete if he didn't already know.
Arashi heard the rumbling and was not seemingly happy to hear those stomping sounds after recent events. Quickly he made his way to the spot Miyo was at assuming she wasn't hidden anymore. "We either need to move quickly or stay here and fight whatever is popping up." Hopefully the man was long gone. "I will see how close they are, but with what we are dealing with well…. Lets just say sticky substances attract bugs and in recent days I have dealt with annoying bugs. And not ones we want to lead into Konoha." So the mist would move towards the sound so he could track them as suddenly orbs of storm chakra orbited around his form to increase the potency of his chakra usage. That as well as providing him a way to defend quickly once they showed up if they did. Lets just hope it isn't the roaches.
RP: Arashi transforms into STORMY-SHIELD.
RPCOMBAT: Arashi defends against with a REVEALING-MIST…36
Arashi would be happy! The incoming things do not seem to be giant cockroaches. But they are giant… And they are most definitely something that one usually would rather not encounter. For instance, ants are okay. But these particular ants were the size of three horses stacked atop one another and their bodies three times as long as that. There are only two, at least. Their thread-like legs are now looking more to be like tree trunks as they head to the scent of sweet sweet root beer that was doubly sweet because of the butterscotch.
When Miyo spots the bugs incoming, she turns to Arashi. "Yeah, let's go. No reason to get involved in that." She claps Arashi on the shoulder and beats a hasty retreat, not willing to fight super-ants, becuase they are likely really, really, really tough.
Arashi looked at Miyo and shakes his head. "No I don't… I don't think we are gonna be able to do that. They are actually too close for us to be able to avoid them. They are at least going to catch me, and if they don't catch me they will be able to follow me. Though with you messing with that drink stuff might be reason for them to track you. Right back to Konoha and endangering civilians. We need to kill them. Should't be too rough, but don't understimate them. Even if just bugs." He was already raising his palms towards the ants and fires beams of storm chakra towards them.
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with LASER-CIRCUS with a roll of: 64
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 2 with LASER-CIRCUS with a roll of: 69
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Strangely Plated Chakra Armor vs. Arashi (64) from 30 to 70 and get(s) a 54. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Strangely Plated Chakra Armor vs. Arashi (69) from 30 to 70 and get(s) a 63. - Rolled by: Michiko
"Huh… Ya don't see that every day." Zankuro stated dumly as a hoard of giant insectoids ran amuck. And to think, the day had started so simply for the Sarutobi too! Well, mostly, though Anbu work was never truly so simple on the surface. "Whoa! And would'ja look at that! Seems someone's fighting'em too. But… should I really get involved?" He mutters, stroking the chin portion of a goldfish style mask. Scarcely a second passes by before the shinobi snaps his fingers, changes outfits using a scroll, and breaks cover to get close enough to bombard the insects from the side with a barrage of fireballs!
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 1 with FIRE-BULLET-BARRAGE with a roll of: 25
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 1 with FIRE-BULLET-BARRAGE with a roll of: 32
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 1 with FIRE-BULLET-BARRAGE with a roll of: 33
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Strangely Plated Chakra Armor vs. Zankuro (25) from 20 to 45 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Strangely Plated Chakra Armor vs. Zankuro (32) from 20 to 45 and get(s) a 31. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Strangely Plated Chakra Armor vs. Zankuro (33) from 20 to 45 and get(s) a 28. - Rolled by: Michiko
It's interesting how scientists like to mess with nature sometimes. Other times you want to shot the guy that came up with the idea. This is probably one of those times, even, since the fire and lasers seem to glance off for the first few hits before they crack through the armor. And even when the hits strike, the ants don't seem particularly bothered. They just continue to stomp their way. One of them notices Zankuro and tries to take a bite out of him…
Miyo sighs. Not a huge fan of destroying innocent bugs looking for delicious rootbeer, which she totally understood, so she was not all that pleased about helping destroy them, but did anyway. She picks one and performs a string of hand seals and then places her hands together, palm-to-palm before breaking the apart. A mass of golden chains stream from her palms, growing and darting towards the sun before dropping down upon the ants. The chains, designed from chakra, had immense penetrating power, and as they strike around and on the ants, they obliterate the terrain. No holding back when things get started, apparently.
COMBAT: Miyo attacks target 1 with GREAT-CHAINS-DESTRUCTION with a roll of: 56
COMBAT: Miyo attacks target 2 with GREAT-CHAINS-DESTRUCTION with a roll of: 50
[NPC System]: Giant Ant roll(s) Always Moving vs. Miyo (56) from 35 to 70 and get(s) a 37. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ant roll(s) Always Moving vs. Miyo (50) from 35 to 70 and get(s) a 67. - Rolled by: Michiko
Arashi looked at the ants and sighed. Seemed they could care just as little about his lasers as the roaches could. "Alright so… I think we should stop their moving… Then go for the kill. Find weak points and such." So here he was attempting to do what didn't work against the last ones. He attemps to use water chains to tie them down. Prepare for failure everyone as it seemed insects were immune to these! The surprise guests well…surprised him, but it was indeed a welcome sight. More help was good. "Just try to find weak points and strike those!"
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with WATER-CHAINS with a roll of: 70
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with WATER-CHAINS with a roll of: 66
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Always Moving vs. Arashi (70) from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 70. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Always Moving vs. Arashi (66) from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 67. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ant roll(s) Bite vs. Zankuro from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 35. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Zankuro defends against with a FIRE-DODGE…47
Zankuro takes absolutely no chances! As soon as one of the ants have their sights set on him, the Sarutobi is already shifting through hand seals. He spews fires, rising on a column of flame out of reach of the attack, and then lands on the nearest high point. "Phew! That was a bit close. But I might wanna-… Uh, will do *squints* Kumo-san! Just need a moment first." He calls out. Then, Zankuro's eyes draw to a close as his focus turns inward. As thoughts are realigned for the struggle ahead, chakra steadily gathers within the Konoha chuunin.
RP: Zankuro transforms into WILL-OF-EMBERS.
COMBAT: Zankuro focuses 5073 stamina to turn it into 6000 usable chakra!
The ants just keep moving no matter what's thrown at them, though the front most any gets a few chains that pierce through its durable armor. Its pinchers clack together from pain, and it would use its giant leg to smash Miyo across the forest and into a tree trunk. Which, of course, knocked her out… Arashi's water chains were avoided barely, the ants somehow speedier than they look despite their size, and they continue to use their mandibles to bite at the shinobi attacking them.
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Gnaw vs. Arashi from 35 to 70 and get(s) a 67. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Gnaw vs. Arashi from 35 to 70 and get(s) a 56. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Arashi defends against with a STORM-ORBS…68
RPCOMBAT: Arashi defends against with a STORM-ORBS…47
RPCOMBAT: Arashi took 349 damage.
Arashi sighed as it just seemed his water chains still were useless. Was it because he couldn't tease the ants? If he tried to would it work? Well he wasn't gonna try. He does not want to be known as the shinobi who flirted with ants…. "Well that's just great." He frowned before shrugging and just trying to end it now. The skill he had now was simply one of his where he adds a bit more boom. So it was gonna be a bit more damaging than the other ones that were built to hit more than straight out kill. Though it could do that too. Hopefully these would damage the ants.
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with LASER-BEAM with a roll of: 34
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with LASER-BEAM with a roll of: 46
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Armored Ants vs Arashi (34) from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Armored Ants vs Arashi (46) from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 23. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Gnaw vs. Zankuro from 35 to 70 and get(s) a 38. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Giant Ants roll(s) Gnaw vs. Zankuro from 35 to 70 and get(s) a 59. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Zankuro defends against with a INTUITIVE-DODGE…46
RPCOMBAT: Zankuro defends against with a SEGMENTED-IRON-DOME…53
RPCOMBAT: Zankuro took 374 damage.
Zankuro eyes snap open just in time to see the same dang ant try to bite at him. He leaps to the side just in time to avoid the attack, but when the oversized bug proves more persistant, the sides of a hastily summoned iron dome prove insufficient. "Gack!… Grrr! Two can play at this game!" The dome explodes into a cloud of smoke, masking the shinobi's presence long enough to make it the rest of the way down to the ground. However, the shock of the landing elicits a wince from jostling the chuunin's side.
He recovers quickly, nevertheless, and can soon be seen spewing a more accurate barrage of fireballs near the joints of the closest ants. Immediatly after, Zankuro tosses a smoke bomb meant to mask a hasty attempt at repositioning to somewhere safe. (re0
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 1 with COVERING-FIRE with a roll of: 53
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 2 with COVERING-FIRE with a roll of: 55
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 1 with ANBU-SLIP with a roll of: 33
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 2 with ANBU-SLIP with a roll of: 26
[NPC System]: Ants roll(s) Stick Legs vs. Zankuro (53) from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Ants roll(s) Stick Legs vs. Zankuro (55) from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Ants roll(s) Ant Senses vs. Zankuro (33) from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Ants roll(s) Ant Senses vs. Zankuro (26) from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 40. - Rolled by: Michiko
The giant ants… Well, they are sorta mega in pain from those lasers, and then the formerly-chubby one happened to launch flames at their legs, which seems to be their weak point when they topple over. Which means there are some trees. A lot of trees that topple. All towards Zankuro, who has horrible luck with that kind of thing.
Arashi watches as trees tried to crush Zankuro and he just glad it wasn't him dealing with falling things. "Well seems we knocked them down, but lets make sure they stay that way." He aimed at their legs, and underbellies before blasting more beams at them just to make sure they stay dead. Obviously he may not need to, but better to be safe than sorry.
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with LASER-BEAM with a roll of: 38
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with LASER-BEAM with a roll of: 39
[NPC System]: Tree roll(s) Falling vs. Zankuro from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 21. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Zankuro defends against with a INTUITIVE-DODGE…33
"Ah right, now I just need to… to…. Oh C'MON!!" Zankuro yells after the sound of crunching wood lured his gaze to the falling trees. Acting quickly, he springboards from one tree to the next until he reached a safe zone. Once there Zankuro sighs in relief, and had just began to wipe his brow when Arashi made his request. "Eh, sounds good to me." He said. A few hand seals later, the downed bugs are bombarded by fire coated oil meant to cook them thoroughly!
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 1 with FLAME-BULLET with a roll of: 43
COMBAT: Zankuro attacks target 2 with FLAME-BULLET with a roll of: 46
Anyone up for roasted ants? Apparently they're good to eat. They're quite dead now! How nice~ The lasers and the fire did them in for sure, so it looks like we don't need to worry about a thing. Everything is gonna be alright!
Arashi would nod to the dead ants before heading over to where Miyo was and patching her up as well picking her up into her arms. Might as well carry her back. "You good to go? I figure you should head back, and we can count this as part of mine and her mission. You helping and being a witness to all this should be noted so joining us would be great." He stated before handing off into the distance in the direction of Konoha! "Thanks for the help by the way….." No name given though.
"Whew~ Wait… Now that I think about it…" Zankuro starts to rub his chin thoughtfully when Arashi pipes up. Arashi is already on the move by the time the Konoha shinobi comes to a decision. "E-er, No problem man! I, uh, I-I'll catch up to you guys later, so take care!" He yells after the departing duo. "Yosh! Now lets just see how much of these guys I can harvest. Man, oh, man, why'd I have to leave that scroll back at home." And with that, the Sarutobi would leap down and get to work storing ant matter. An endeavour that promised to eat up the rest of the day! But, it would be well worth it in the end.