Canis (emitter), Furoo, Rise
Date: October 12, 2015
Rise and Furoo seek out Lisa, the local Nara within the mysterious organization.
Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.
"Todas Las Personas - Base Invaders Part 2 (Team B)"
Land of Lightning
Nara Lisa is the target that had been assigned to Furoo and Rise, however odd a combination those two might really make. As the two split from the rest of the group and make their way down one of the tunnels they would notice that the placement of the torches started to become a bit more spread out and, even further down, they began to have cages with inch thick bars around them. Normally it might just seem to be an odd choice. But this was a Nara, and all these weird things with the torches and lamps just cast more and more shadows along the ground.
Rushing along and using those shadows as convenient hiding spots, Furoo zips from ccover to cover. She peers ahead and then hmms as she considers all the different odd lamps. She then considers the girl coming up behind her. She really hasn't figured out Rise yet but hey, if they want a pair of taijutsu users up against the Nara, so be it. They just use shadows to do things with stuff, right? Whatever! She got this! Either way, Furoo keeps it down for now even as she considers the area ahead.
Shadows were the homes of Shinobi. And yet, Rise could not have felt more unsafe in those within the tunnels leading up to their assigned target. Rise hasn't delt with a genuine Nara in such a long time that only rumors and gut instincts provided any comfort in predicting how things might go down. That said, the raven-haired berserker kept towards the light, but treaded as softly as possible down the path. Ever now and then she would catch a glimpse of Furoo, and even wonder if the Reizei had some sort — dare it be even thought — a strategy? No matter how many times the Shirokiri has changed, the very thought of planning sets her to shuddering from uneasy feelings. For both of their sakes, the shirokiri sealed the first gate, and then slipped into an almost trance-like state.
The tunnel was long and had many bends to keep from seeing too far ahead. That is until they got to the final area. The hall is a good hundred feet and beyond that is a blazing bonfire with a number of guards standing in front of it. They're each dressed in light armor and carry blades of various types as at least a dozen of them stand at attention, just watching the area that Rise and Furoo are coming from.
Are they truly there to attack, or are they just a distraction? Perhaps both? Four of the men with spears bang the spear butts on the ground loudly. "You come seeking death, and death you will find." While the figure speaks the shadows around the two subtly begin to change, taking on sharp properties. "Name yourselves so that we may properly inscribe your graves!" Someone doesn't wait for the answer as the shadows rise from the grounds and wall and immediately shoot towards the two…from behind!
RP: Furoo transforms into REIZEI-BLUR-II.
COMBAT: Furoo defends against SHADOW-SEWING(67) attack from Lisa with a BLUR-STEP…58
COMBAT: Furoo loses the roll and sustains 356 damage.
Blinking as she spots the shadows incoming, Furoo kicks it up a notch and attempts to simply dodge out of the way but she was caught off guard by the attacking shadows. Suddenly she is very still and growling as she finds herself quite unable to move. She looks in the direction of the area up ahead and then frowns, "CHeating jerks."
COMBAT: Rise defends against SHADOW-SEWING(63) attack from Lisa with a SUBTLE-DODGE…48
COMBAT: Rise loses the roll and sustains 438 damage.
The "guards" did their job, assuming if their job involved distracting intruders. But how could they have known to be so — At some instinctive pull, Rise emptied her thoughts and glanced back just in time to catch the shadows already speeding towards them. A twist and a duck spares her of the first few, but the rest impale themselves in her limbs, eliciting a pained grunt. Despite the pain Rise struggles against the binds, but to no avail. "Guess… this is what Karma looks like, Furoo-sama."
While shadows stab and latch onto their victims the guardsd charge forward. The first amongst them throw a number of sharp knives at the pair, aiming as well as guards generalls do. Which really isn't saying much. Still, the two come under attack while the shadows hold them in place, only retreating after the knives have struck into the two shinobi. "I'm glad you came here to die shinobi. It makes it so that I don't have to hunt you down later. Are you and your friends prepared to die? I hope so." The voice comes from…everywhere. Whoever is speaking isn't visible.
COMBAT: Furoo defends against SHARP-II(21) attack from Canis with a TENSE…11
COMBAT: Furoo loses the roll and sustains 292 damage.
COMBAT: Furoo defends against SHARP-II(20) attack from Canis with a TENSE…7
COMBAT: Furoo loses the roll and sustains 332 damage.
Taking the two stabs, Furoo grins, "I didn't come here to die." She states, "I came here to win." She then vanishes and simply seems to disappear and reappear as she moves, every time a flicker of her form appears it is delivering a brutal strike on one of the guards only to end up a distance away and she comes skidding to a stop near to the fire and grins, "Come out come out."
COMBAT: Rise defends against SHARP-II(22) attack from Canis with a TENSE…10
COMBAT: Rise loses the roll and sustains 314 damage.
COMBAT: Rise defends against SHARP-II(23) attack from Canis with a TENSE…12
COMBAT: Rise loses the roll and sustains 328 damage.
RP: Rise transforms into MEDITATIVE-TRANCE.
RPCOMBAT: Rise defends against with a PERCEPTION-II…64
Lacerating her shoulder and side does little to instill fear in the Shirokiri. If anything and only for a fleeting moment, she seemed disappointed and annoyed at them. SHe was perhaps even more so upon seeing the tendrils retreating, mistaking their poor throws to be the source of the jutsu's exhaustion. Furoo pretty much beats her to teaching the guards a proper lesson, so Rise set her sights on seeking out any other obstacles. "… I'd do what she says. 'cause if we have to go in there, things won't turn out as pleasant." She threatens, voice gradually becoming more detached in tone as she fell into a deeper trance. Afterwards, Rise strides over to one of the (hopefully) permnantly downed guards and drags him closer to the mouth of the cave.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHIMMER-STRIKES(43) attack from Furoo with a DODGE-II…33
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 678 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHIMMER-STRIKES(53) attack from Furoo with a DODGE-II…33
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 752 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHIMMER-STRIKES(42) attack from Furoo with a DODGE-II…28
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 784 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHIMMER-STRIKES(55) attack from Furoo with a DODGE-II…29
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 795 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHIMMER-STRIKES(63) attack from Furoo with a DODGE-II…33
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 867 damage.
There is nothing to see besides the seven remaining guards…from where they stand in the tunnel the view is quite limited further in. Furoo has cleanly take out five of the twelve guards that had been there, leaving the other seven to attack. Only a few can attack at any one time of course because you just can't have that many people close. Spears and other various weapons stab at the pair of Kumo nin.
COMBAT: Furoo defends against NPC-C-TAI-ATTACK(23) attack from Canis with a BLUR…48
COMBAT: Furoo defends against NPC-C-TAI-ATTACK(32) attack from Canis with a BLUR…67
Simply vanishing from sight, Furoo ends up sending a whack to the back of one man's head, another spinning half staff attempts to crush the side of a man's face and finally a hard upward strike for between a third's knees and she grins, "Sorry, but you won't be carrying on any family lines." She then looks around and hmms, "Where is that shadow person anyway?"
COMBAT: Rise defends against NPC-C-TAI-ATTACK(27) attack from Canis with a WEAPON-BLOCK…37
COMBAT: Rise counters against a NPC-C-TAI-ATTACK(27) attack from Canis with a POWER-PHYSICAL-III…41
Rise isn't as kind as Furoo. Sort of. The first spearman to get within range of attacking finds his weapon knocked easily to the side by Rise using the very same body she had been dragging along up to that point. While that man recovered the next one gets a face full guardsman midstrike. A courtesy delivered by Rise through a throw.
"Enough." As those murmured words slipped out the Shirokiri's mouth, she forms a single one-handead seal. Each and every conscious attacker of the shinobi would find it nigh impossible to ignore the 'transformation' she undertook in a matter of seconds. Rather or not they look upon the shinobi turned goddess, one thing is made clear by the genjutsu. Either they all kneeled before their new kami, or face the unspeakable.
COMBAT: Canis defends against CHAKRA-PHYSICAL(32) attack from Furoo with a DODGE-II…24
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 356 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against CHAKRA-PHYSICAL(36) attack from Furoo with a DODGE-II…24
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 431 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against CHAKRA-PHYSICAL(42) attack from Furoo with a DODGE-II…26
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 439 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against POWER-PHYSICAL-III(41) attack from Rise with a DODGE-II…27
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1468 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SUBMISSION-AURA(54) attack from Rise with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…22
COMBAT: Canis defends against SUBMISSION-AURA(47) attack from Rise with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…18
COMBAT: Canis defends against SUBMISSION-AURA(55) attack from Rise with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…21
COMBAT: Canis defends against SUBMISSION-AURA(52) attack from Rise with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…19
COMBAT: Canis defends against SUBMISSION-AURA(49) attack from Rise with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…23
COMBAT: Canis defends against SUBMISSION-AURA(49) attack from Rise with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…26
As the two shinobi clear right through the guards they all fall to the various beatings, including the one who gets smacked back by his buddy, killing them both in the process. It leaves the last four kneeling in fright before Rise. But then, the shadows around those four reach up and stab them before they can even realize they had been put under such a genjutsu, leaving all of the guards dead as Lisa walks out from her hiding spot to the side of the cave mouth. The girl, in her late teens, gives some slow applause to the shinobi. "You two aren't horrible, shinobi. You're worthy to be my play things." Flashing through hand seals the girl uses the shadows to again float up with sharp edges swinging at the two shinobi.
COMBAT: Furoo defends against WINGS-OF-SHADOW-BLADES(36) attack from Lisa with a BLUR-STEP…76
Almost immediately, Furoo blinks as she looks at the men getting stabbed, "Working for you must be like fire and ice." She states and then shrugs, "Of course, only morons work for you it seems so I suppose it doesn't matter." She then vanishes attempting to very literaly smack the girl's knee in passing before she would race back to basically do a running bulldog, leaping up, and grabbing the girl's head to slam it right into the ground, "Of course, my orders were to kill you all anyway so whatever."
COMBAT: Rise defends against WINGS-OF-SHADOW-BLADES(47) attack from Lisa with a SUBTLE-DODGE…40
COMBAT: Rise loses the roll and sustains 608 damage.
A flicker of surprise is about all the newcomer gets out of Rise. That, and the kunoichi's full attention of course. "Play things?" RIse starts to loft a brow, only to furrow both as she sought to side-step the girl's attacks. The edges do more than just catch her side. Even so, Rise snaps back into her original position appearing all too ready to keep fighting. "Ah… Mm… Then, I guess I shouldn't hold back as well." SHe states, reforming a familiar seal. This time, there is no uncontrollable urge to kneel, but instead to fall outright and remain that way… or else.
COMBAT: Lisa defends against SWIFT-SLAM(49) attack from Furoo with a SHADOW-BLISTER-TECHNIQUE…52
COMBAT: Lisa defends against SUBMISSION-AURA(47) attack from Rise with a SHADOW-INFLICT…50
Lisa just shakes her head at Furoo, watching as she runs around before bringing shadows together to intercept her slam, the shadow going into the ground instead. Then, when she feels genjutsu she just tsks as the shadow stabs her to help her break out of it. She flahes through hand seals then and prepares the shadows that once again come viciously at Rise and Furoo. "Just die already. I have so many of your friends left to kill!"
COMBAT: Furoo defends against WINGS-OF-SHADOW-BLADES(42) attack from Lisa with a BLUR…51
Disappearing in a burst of speed as the shadowy blades find nothing but air, Furoo tuts and shakes her head, "Sorry but no." She states, "You're my play thing…well, mine and hers." She wiggles her eyebrows, "What can I say, I'm just not having fun if I get down and dirty alone." She then chuckles even as she glances to Rise, "I'd appreciate you keeping my amazing prowess out of your report to the Kage." She then rushes by again with that metal half staff again. She attempts to give a nasty tap to the girl's knee that isn't even necessarily hit by throw her off balance even as she extends it into a full staff, spinning with speed that is blinding to most as she sends the spinning staff toward her opponent and tries to slam her right into a nearby wall with enough force to crack the wall, "Rise! Follow up!"
COMBAT: Rise counters against a WINGS-OF-SHADOW-BLADES(35) attack from Lisa with a LEAF-GREAT-WHIRLWIND…49
Rise refused to stand there and just take another hit, but burst forward, forcing Lisa to adjust on the fly. The one blade that comes close to actually striking his kicked away by the first kick, leaving the second free to hopefully catch her in the chest. Immediatly after, the currently emptied-eye woman leaps away to put some distance between them. "Eh, if that is your command." Rise states calmly, regarding Furoo from the corner of her eyes. In her current state, Rise doesn't rush in again, but waits for the opening. One Furoo swiftly provides in one shape or another. Without hesitation, Rise becomes a living blur for a second or two, appearing behind or before Lisa with the intent to drive her elbow into her, destroying bone as easily as she could shatter stone with the technique!
COMBAT: Lisa defends against SWIFT-SLAM(58) attack from Furoo with a SHADOW-SKIN-II…46
COMBAT: Lisa loses the roll and sustains 485 damage.
COMBAT: Lisa defends against LEAF-GREAT-WHIRLWIND(49) attack from Rise with a TENSE…19
COMBAT: Lisa loses the roll and sustains 883 damage.
COMBAT: Lisa defends against LEAF-ROCK-DESTROYING-RISE(45) attack from Rise with a SHADOW-SKIN-II…51
Lisa is able to gather shadows around her in order to protect herself from Rise's counter attack, the woman smirking at the Kumo nin. "Really? Is that all you have?" Furoo's speed does much in the way of answering that question. She vanishes from the corner of Lisa's eye and as the Nara turns to see where she was last standing she finds herself flying towards the wall of the cavern. If nothing else it puts some distance between her and the othhow the hell did Rise get there so fast?! Before Lisa can catch her breath she feels an elbow digging deep into her back, causing a splintering sound as a rib breaks.
Lisa manages to push away from the wall and turns to face the two, breathing heavily before she painfully coughs up so blood. "Oh land you two extraterrestrials," she spits. "If I'm going down I'm taking you two with me." She flashes through the hand seals as the shadows again slice out at the two Kumo kunoichi, trying to stab into them and bind them place.
COMBAT: Furoo defends against SHADOW-SEWING(61) attack from Lisa with a BLUR-STEP…80
Glancing to the girl, she blinks, "Rude!" She declares and the shadows go right through her…well, not really. She simply vanishes as the shadows slice through not but air and Furoo is standing beside the girl, "I don't think I'm going to use my staff for a moment." SHe then does a flip and it appears that her foot simply glides by Lisa though every few inches her foot seems to shimmer, flickering as it kicks upward, sending a kick right toward the girl at various points as she goes up and then handsprings back and lands on her feet. Each attack meant to break even as she chuckles, "I'm going to enjoy getting my hands dirty."
COMBAT: Rise defends against SHADOW-SEWING(58) attack from Lisa with a THE-PINNACLE…65
They were making /far/ too much noise. It hadn't really occured to Rise until just that moment. Now that it has, she hesitates in attempting to strike Lisa down for good before she had a chance to finish even speaking. Rise snaps out of her stupor at Lisa's words, and narrows her eyes into dangerous slits. She offers no threats or denial of Lisa's claim. Rise simply… acted.
The shadows find nothing but displaced air in place of Rise no matter how much they pursued her. As soon as Furoo lets up her attack, the Shirokiri — ceiling bound at the time — stops long enough to weave another genjutsu. If Lisa wasn't downed already by the assualt, the genjutsu would assure it. The ground beneath her would even seem to be affected by the same illusion… but not the figure approaching from behind. Without mercy or some catchy one-liner, Rise would grab the Nara by the middle, bend back, and slam her head first into the stone in traditional Kumo fashion if given the chance.
COMBAT: Lisa defends against SHIMMER-STRIKES(54) attack from Furoo with a SHADOW-SKIN-II…54
COMBAT: Lisa defends against ABUNDANT-BURDEN(57) attack from Rise with a CHAKRA-PINCH-III…49
COMBAT: Lisa defends against POWER-PHYSICAL-II(41) attack from Rise with a TENSE…15
COMBAT: Lisa loses the roll and sustains 1106 damage.
As Lisa coughs up some more blood she seems excited that her sewing found Furoo…but then that after image vanishes and Furoo is right next to her. The shadows remain gathered aroond her, protecting her from the kicks though the girl can practically fell the vibrations from the foot. And then comes Rise. Despite her best attempt to shut down the genjutsu when it starts to enter her system she doesn't succeed, causing her to grit her teeth as she fights against the sudden incredible weight of her body. Luckily it doesn't last long because she'd slammed head first into the ground, where she sits for a few moments before her body finally falls, flopping down. She coughs suddenly, blood bubbling up from her mouth as her head is all kinds of messed up. "You…think you…won…got you…where…I…wanted…" her hands struggle up and they just manage to make a single sign before her last breath escapes. It's been fairly set that these types really like explosions and traps and blowing up people and things…this is just another one of those times. It starts a few feet into the tunnel itself, then moves from there out through the large cavarn they're end, many explosions chaining as they go off. The blast themselves aren't meant to cause damage, but the huge chunks of rock that come off and smash into the ground are. Not only that, but if they don't hurry they may have to find another exit! If they survive…
COMBAT: Furoo defends against NPC-A-TAI-ATTACK(61) attack from Lisa with a BLUR-STEP…67
A look to Rise, she chuckles and then nods, "Nice one." She then blinks as she looks at the girl and then she shakes her head, "Rude." She states and frowns, "Sore loser." Then Furoo looks up as the rocks start to fall and she looks to Rise, "Well, here's hoping you are quick." She then vanishes in a burst of speed right as a rock smashes into where she was as she heads straight for the exit of the tunnel at speed worthy of her clan.
COMBAT: Rise defends against NPC-A-TAI-ATTACK(79) attack from Lisa with a DYNAMIC-EXIT…86
"Hnn.. it did not sever however, Furoo-sama." Rise states aloud after getting back to her feet. She then blinks herself at the threat. Seconds later, her gaze to shoot towards the the direction of the ongoing chain of explosion. "Oh.. so… Eh?!" By the time Rise's eyes shoot to Furro, the Reizei is long gone. She mutters a curse herself before following afterwards, speeding the destruction of the area with her stone shattering leaps and bounds. Rise is able to keep up if only because of years of training and Furoo's inexperience, but no amount of effort could be spent on speaking.
She only dared to hope the ruckus they caused didn't get the others in trouble…