Struggle With No Reward - Battle of the Factory Fields Pt. 2


Hiroyasu, Hiei, Nori, Kayaru, Sosuke

Date: June 9, 2013


With the scene set in part I, Part II of the Battle of the Factory has Sosuke and Hiei holding off the TFM army. Kayaru comes in to help. Meanwhile, Hiro holds off a female fire manipulating shinobi while Nori runs with the old man.

"Struggle With No Reward - Battle of the Factory Fields Pt. 2"

A Factory down by the river, in the Land of Fire

Hiroyasu, Hiei, and Nori were sent to rescue an old man living inside a working factory that was directly in the warpath of a marching flank of the True Fire Movement. This scene is somewhat time-bubbled to right before the Kumo-nin left for Kumogakure. Nori and Hiro have the old man, whom Hiei knocked out from behind to get him to leave. The old man had tornado syndrome and didn't want to go. The TFM have arrived.

Sosuke often why Nori kept certain information from others. Had Nori told Hiei and Hiroyasu that he had contacted Sosuke for back up, Hiei wouldn't have had to charge that army alone uncertain whether he'd come out alive. "My apologies." a voice calls out to Hiei from afar after he's grabbed the attention of the army. Sosuke sits in a tree hands already shifting through seals. "I could've gotten involved a bit sooner but your foolhardiness and bravery was too…captivating. I simply couldn't bring myself to interrupt such a moment." Sosuke says to Hiei with a soft grin. "Might I suggest a plan of attack with a higher survival rate?" Sosuke asked before begin enveloped in a cloak of dark violet chakra.

Nori calls back to Hiei, "You tell him yourself." And then there's the whole Sosuke thing and Nori smiles sheepishly to Hiroyasu. As Nori and Hiro move along the northern escape route of the wheat fields, they suddenly catch fire. Not only do they catch fire, but they catch FIRE. Nori blinks as the fire sweeps across the field with ferocity. This is a fire manipulator's handy-work, not just some blaze. Nori looks to Hiroyasu and erks. "You want to take handle this while I take the old man and flee, or visa-versa. Up to you?"
The TFM main line moves forward with yari and shields trying to take down Hiei first. The rear line sets a whole bunch of arrows on fire and throws them, on fire and all, toward the tree Sosuke is in.

Hiei steeled himself mentally for what he was about to go through. He relaxes his body so that he can move quickly when he needed to, and thats when he hears Sosuke's voice. He quirks a brow as he looks up at the tree branch he was in. He smirks. "Heh. We Kumo ninja are fully prepared to do what's necessary during the course of a mission. However, a plan with a higher rate of survival would be most welcome." He chuckles. "Welcome to the party, Sosuke. What's the plan?" He looks towards the south. "Though I will remind you that they're already in arrow range." Part of him was disappointed, this would have been the perfect situation to test his skill. The prospect of that had him excited beyond belief. However, even he was smart enough to take help when someone offered it.

"I'll remember that." Sosuke says to Hiei before looking towards the army. "They have the advantage in numbers and though we're probably more skilled than any individual soldier they command….we'll still lose a direct battle." Sosuke say before dropping from the tree and letting the arrows miss their mark. "If I recall Hiroyasu used a similar expression to 'direct and unleash' in regards to using you or Misaki? I'll be adopting that notion. I'll support you with my genjutsu. I'll do my best to hide you while you attack. But you must be quick and get as many as possible with every action. We'll go line by line. Seems the main line has made their move. Are you ready?"

RP: Sosuke transforms into DARK-CLOAK-II.

While Nori and Hiroyasu deal with the northern issues…Hiei and Sosuke deal with the southern issues. The soldiers with yari and shields (suprisingly, they are both men and women) bridge the gap to Hiei fairly quickly (not shinobi quick, but quick enough). They aren't really trained soldiers though, so rather than making a combined attack, they come at Hiei haphazardly. When the arrows strike the tree, but not Sosuke, the tree catches fire like a torch in the afternoon. Hiei and Sosuke can feel the heat from the tree as it radiates outwards. Now that Sosuke is in the line of fire (so to speak) of the main line, he is attacked too. Yari thrust forward with minor precision, but a lot of numbers.

[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Yari barrage for Hiei from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 21. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Yari barrage for Sosuke from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 24. - Rolled by: Nori
RP: Hiei transforms into RAPID-MOVEMENT-MODE.
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a DODGE…22

Hiei manages to avoid the barrage of attacks by ducking and dodging, barely scraping by from getting hit. He uses only enough chakra to get the job done, no more, no less. He asides to Sosuke. "I'm ready. Just think of me as an extension of yourself. Your weapon." He spins his sword in a dizzying display of speed and control before diving headlong into the first line of attackers. For the moment, he sticks with basic moves, his sword slashing towards warm bodies. He withdraws a kunai and tosses it towards one of the aggressors as well.

RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with SWORD-STRIKE…13
RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with SHARP…14
RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with SWORD-STRIKE…21
RPCOMBAT: Sosuke defends against with a FADE…28

Sosuke fades away manipulating the senses of one of his attackers and escaping unharmed. Sosuke then turns his attention to Hiei. "Alright then. Attack just the first line, don't push yet." Sosuke advises. He then performs more handseals. He then directs his chakra outward to Hiei's attack targets. No matter the difficulty or skill at which Hiei struck at them they would find it rather difficult to evade if they couldn't see how far his blade stretched….or the blade at all for that matter. Sosuke did his best to infect their vision with his genjutsu so that Hiei's sword appeared to not be there.

RPCOMBAT: Sosuke attacks with DISTORTION…42
RPCOMBAT: Sosuke attacks with DISTORTION…35
RPCOMBAT: Sosuke attacks with DISTORTION…26
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield's Up Formation for Hiei from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 11. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield's Up Formation for Hiei from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 17. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield's Up Formation for Hiei from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 15. - Rolled by: Nori

The distortion actually makes everything seem to work. Seem to because that blade must be awfully dull. Still, it strikes true both times and penetrates through the shield wall that the main line throws up as Hiei engages them. The sword slips through the narrow openings and draws blood. The kunai on the other hand bounces off the shield harmlessly.
With a few of the members of the main line wounded, the TFM leadership steps up the attack. The main line continues to attack, but arrows are sent into the frey now. The main line skirmishers keep their shields up, both in front of them, and over-head.

[NPC System]: Arrow Line roll(s) Hiei's Arrows from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 22. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Arrow Line roll(s) Sosuke's Arrows from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 15. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Yari Barrage for Hiei from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 27. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Yari Barrage for Sosuke from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 18. - Rolled by: Nori
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a WEAPON-BLOCK…31
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a ACROBATIC-DODGE…35

When the arrows come, Hiei uses his sword and knocks them out of the air while backing away slightly to give himself room to work. "Understood, Sosuke." He goes into a series of horizontal flips to avoid the attacks from the Yari, though one his feet touch the ground, he changes his fighting stance. Now it's a variant of the Reizei style of swordplay as taught to him by Ogosokamaru. Taking a two handed grip on his sword, he runs towards the remainder of the front line has body seems to warp in and out of sight as he aims lightning fast strikes in an attempt to get beneath that shield wall.

RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with FLASH-STRIKE…19
RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with FLASH-STRIKE…26
RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with FLASH-STRIKE…35
RPCOMBAT: Sosuke defends against with a FADE…52
RPCOMBAT: Sosuke defends against with a FADE…46

Once again Sosuke threw off the senses of those firing the arrows and the main line with his genjutsu. He can see Hiei has avoided all assaults coming his way too. Sosuke nods and can see that the army is changing tactics with the injury of a few members of their front line. "Alright…this might work. They're changing tactics but we'll keep on the same way. Try to intimidate when you attack. I'll handle the rest." Sosuke says before flashing threw some handseals. He takes a deep breath and begins to cast a genjutsu on the entire army and the front line. The front line would just witness Hiei vanish into thin air. No trace of the Cloud genin would be detected. The army, including the bowmen, would find their terrain has changed drastically. They would be in the middle of a thick forest with darkness lining the edges of their vision. Sosuke grins "Go wild Hiei."


There was trouble. Not surprising, considering who was involved. Kayaru would glower at the thought of the mission orders as he raced for where that clash was developing. Go save the genin Kayaru, go help the old man Kayaru. What was he, 'His' maid?? Approaching where Sosuke and Hiei were at, Kayaru would narrow his eyes. This was going to be an interesting fight. The shieldmen were expecting one shinobi with a blade.. Time to make it that much harder for them. That blur past Sosuke (although not as true a blur as what Ogo can do) was Kayaru rushing into the fray. His first draw had that blade flashing through the shields to strike the target under it. The blade quickly blurring through multiple slashes about him as he'd back up Hiei in the attack. "You rush the middle. That doesn't really make sense, but, fine."

RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with DRAW-STRIKE…36
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with DOUBLE-SLASH…19
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with DOUBLE-SLASH…30
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield Wall from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 32. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield Wall from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 16. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield Wall from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 18. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield Wall from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 32. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield Wall from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 27. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Main Line roll(s) Shield Wall from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 23. - Rolled by: Nori

There was just one issue with Sosuke's ingenious plan…and it was ingenious…and that is the shield wall. When the soldiers find themselves magically transported to an unknown place, they cluster even tighter together with the shield wall. They are on the defensive. Even the arrow soldiers start backing away (or so they think). Hiei's first strike hits and cracks a shield, but does no damage. The other two strikes smack the owner of that cracked shield and scatters a portion of the shield wall. Then Kayaru sweeps in and all hell breaks loose. As Kayaru noted though, the middle is strong. His own attack pretty much works in the same way, although at the edge. With the shield-wall already cracked at the middle, Kayaru's sword-work lands a hit, shatters a shield, and sends the wall scattering franticaly. With a fierce cut, a fleeing shield wall member is cut down to size. His upper body and lower body run only to slide apart and drop to the ground like the bloody meat bags they are. Clean up on the shield-wall time! They are running for their lives, unable to see who is attacking.

Hiei feels a wind at his back and smirks faintly. He spares a glance and chuckles. "Kayaru-sama. Fancy meeting you here!" He strikes at a couple more while they run and then sticks his sword in the ground. "Sempai, I apologize for this in advance." He backs away and runs towards Kayaru, grabbing his sword out of the ground as he passes by it. He leaps into the air and then kicks off Kayaru's shoulder, catapulting himself even higher. His target is one of the leaders from the rear ranks that turned tail. "Leaving so soon!?" Bolts of lightning surround his body briefly before traveling down his arm and infusing themselves into the blade of his sword. He grips his sword two-handed style as he brings it down upon his opponent.


Kayaru got caught by surprise as Hiei rushed him. He'd plant his blade in it's home again, shifting slightly to prepare that stance so that Hiei could leap. Shaking his head Kayaru would shift, rushing forward towards those on the line, once again slashing out at them. He wasn't going to let them turn back on Hiei to give him a chance to deal with the leader. While caught off guard, it was still an interesting move. He'd watch Hiei, to make sure he wasn't overwhelmed too much.

RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with SNAP-SLASH…38
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with SNAP-SLASH…29
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu defends against with a CHAKRA-SENSITIVITY…29
[NPC System]: Leader roll(s) Run-for-your-Life Technique from 10 to 35 and get(s) a 26. - Rolled by: Nori

Hiroyasu pushes the glasses up on his nose, "Go ahead, get him out of here. It's your mission.. I'll stay here and handle this", an actual fire elementalist in the land of fire, this will be his first time seeing one. "I can also provide medical support to the ones we left behind" before he hands the old man over to nori. His hands burying into his seal pouch retrieving several between each finger, a veritable buffet of ornately decorated paper seals.. Fire elemental this was going to hurt. "Go on, Get out of here!" he says as he calms himself before looking in the a direction "Got you!" his feet dig into the earth and he kicks up a trail of dust as he charges in the blaze and the fray.

The leader is running through the dense undergrowth that is Sosuke's False Surroundings Technique. In reality, the leader is running down the road leading away from the factory and paralleling the river. The lightning style sword kenjutsu takes its tole on the leader as he runs for his life. The sword would probably have been enough, but the slice from the man's shoulder into his torso is also cauterized by the lightning on the blade. What that leaves behind is a thick, black, scar…and all his arteries and lungs sealed off from functioning. The man dies.
The rest of the shield wall doesn't break to protect their leader. Not only is the TFM very splintered in their formation to begin with, they are also running from Kayaru's slashes. The TFM soldiers are no match for Kayaru's blunt strength, and what is left of the main line is either dead or bleeding out. The arrow line is running. With the Genjutsu, some are getting swept away by the river, while others are just following the trail. This almost isn't fun. It is like shooting fish in a barrel.
With the fire user on the loom though, Nori nods and takes the old man, running with him as best he can. He's donned the Hiroyasu carry technique. The fire user notes Hiro's movement coming towards him and the woman swings the flames in the wheat field around to try and stop his movements. A wall of flames shoots between the fire user and Hiro. It then bursts outward trying to singe Hiro.

[NPC System]: Firey Kunoichi roll(s) Flame wall from 10 to 35 and get(s) a 21. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Firey Kunoichi roll(s) Flame Burst from 10 to 35 and get(s) a 26. - Rolled by: Nori

Hiei kicks over what's left of the leader, no remorse on his face. "When will you idiots learn…" Returning to Kayaru, he says, "Kayaru-sama, there are more to the north where Hiroyasu and Nori are. Follow me, they can use our help." He turns on his heel and then rockets off in that direction. He pushes his speed beyond his natural capabilities using nintaijutsu, manipulating his chakra to give him even more of a speed boost. His arms are spread out behind him, hand still holding his sword as his legs move as fast as he can make them while in 'rapid mode'.

Kayaru would nod in response to Hiei, watching the leader get dropped. His sword returned to it's sheath as they scattered. He'd give a nod in response. While Hiei would use chakra to boost his speed, Kayaru just ran full out. Racing for that field as the others were engaged further. Eyes were narrowed in concentration. Well, while they might be with 'Him' the kumo genin were showing their capabilities well! Kayaru would have to try and work with them further.. at another time, on his own.

RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu defends against with a SEAL-WALL…41

Hiroyasu throws a paper seal forward, it swirls in blue chakra before it spirals out into a full bulwark, the fire slams into it there is no give or take just standing defiantly as the fire continues to hurl itself. There was no time for saucy banter, it was time for action. He flings his fingers in a flick forward, two seals go flying forward the lead seal bursts into blue chakra the one following in it's wake remains silent. Hiro plants a foot into the ground, tears of rock flow upward on fingers "Earth Release: Hollow-Earth-Bullets" the rapid firing of rocky bullets, he meant business.

RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with CHAKRA-HARDENED-SEAL…20
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with CAPTURE-BARRIER-SEAL…23
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with HOLLOW-EARTH-BULLETS…24
[NPC System]: Firey Kunoichi roll(s) Fire-wheel Dodge from 15 to 40 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Firey Kunoichi roll(s) Fire-wheel Dodge from 15 to 40 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Firey Kunoichi roll(s) Fire-wheel Dodge from 15 to 40 and get(s) a 24. - Rolled by: Nori

Nori has the old man safe and sound now that the fire user is distracted. Plus, the added distraction of Hiei's and Kayaru's arrival makes the fire user even less likely to go after Nori and the old man. The girl does a cart-wheel as the seals come her way. Flames lick at her feet as she spins across the ground. The first seal misses her, but the second one captures her upside down. She is hit squarely with the earth bullets and crumbles to the ground. She stands up and counts the shinobi present. "Three against one?" she asks before tut-tutting. "That isn't fair." And she is off, running like someone with their legs on fire…only, hers kind of are. She is using fire from the wheat field to propel her forward each step, sort of a modified water walking, but with fire. While you could give chase…that will have to be left for the next episode of Naruto Rivalry Mush. Will Team Noriyasu catch the flashy fire user or will she elude them?

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