Date: November 29, 2016
Arika and Gekido go on a small patrol where they run into a merchant in distress.
Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.
"Deserted Desert Troubles"
Land of Wind - Desert
Gekido is finally a Genin … Officially. Whether or not he's been on a mission before doesn't really matter, at least to Arika. She just wanted to get this mission started, being super impatient. As soon as Gekido arrived, she'd show him the map with the trail marked in red ink. "We're gonna go on a patrol along this route here, so mem'rize this and then we'll head out!" she says with a few excited bounces as she explained things. She was really hoping they'd run into trouble.
Also, it is around late afternoon and the sun would be setting in a few hours. Per usual, Sunagakure is as dry and hot as any desert.
Gekido would show up at the orders to be at the gate for a patrol. His x-bow slung across his back, he'd of course go there at the appropriate time, outfitted for travel in the sands. As he spots Arika, the beast within growls low in his head, a silent sigh given by Gekido and he nods. "Alright." Looking at the map, he'd commit it to memory, then put the map away. "let's go then, Arika-san." With that, he'd start off into the desert. Hopefully they didn't have to deal with anything too serious.
COMBAT: Arika focuses 2431 stamina to turn it into 4000 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Arika defends against with a INK-SCOUT-I…42
Arika's own companion just cackles in response when Gekido and friend show up. Now that everyone is ready, Arika would move with Gekido into the desert! As they moved forward, some smaller ink creatures would escape from Arika to scout ahead and off to the sides. "Ne, Gecko-kun, what kinda things are you good at?" the young Chuunin wonders. "Like skill wise, mostly. But I guess otherwise, too. Cuz if we're gonna work t'gether, we should know 'bout each other, right?"
Gekido glances to Arika and smirks slightly, before giving a nod. "Makes sense. I'm an archer basically, with my crossbow. Although I have the basics of earth manipulation down.. but they're very basic.. so not sure I'd rely on them yet." Shrugging, he'd sweep the area, having to simply just look, then glances to Arika. "What about you? I never quite got your specifics." ~Other than the weakling in her!~ 'oh shut up.'
COMBAT: Gekido focuses 3646 stamina to turn it into 4000 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Gekido defends against with a PERCEPTION…23
~Wanna say that to my face before I blast you sky high?~ is growled within. Arika just inwardly thumps Gyuki as she says aloud, "I use lots of wind. And clones fer stuff. I c'n also heal people, but I'm not as good with it as others. Just I can do it well enough if someone is in a pinch, y'know?" Arika puffs up slightly. "I was super super helpful when the Brigade was still 'round! They didn't manage t' take anyone from Suna! Though they did flood things …" Arika frowns just a bit at that. ~All I found is rodents and snakes. Nothing too dangerous.~
Gekido nods slightly as he'd continue onward. The beast within chuckles darkly at the response and the host thumping Gyuki mentally. Gekido sighs quietly again with a shake of his head. 'Careful or I'll do the same to you.' The beast growls back at him, low and hard with that. Gekido shrugs and looks to Arika. "A patrol often has nothing happen. That's not a bad thing, this close to Sunagakure. yah?" He'd keep in motion, continuing to keep alert as they talked. "It's good to be helpful.. I wasn't here to help with that.. or I would have. We got stuck in the Land of Grass fighting a rather nasty snake."
RPCOMBAT: Gekido defends against with a PERCEPTION…26
Arika snickers a bit, but then would nod to Gekido. "Hmm… I dun think I saw a snake when I visited there. I been to lots of places fer Itami-chan. Like Kumo 'n Kiri 'n stuff. Oh! And also, I think I see a puff over there!" She points off in the distance, and Gekido would be able to see a bit of a dust cloud in the distance. Something kicking up a ruckus or something? "It's sorta far compared t' here, so I guess yer comment still holds. We should go check it out, though! Le's hurry up!"
Gekido glances over at the pointed out dust cloud and frowns. He unslings his x-bow with a nod. "The snake was dealt with.. why ya haven't seen it there.. and Hai. Let's go check it out." Changing direction, Gekido would put on speed, taking off for where the cloud was at. He was actually pretty fast on his feet, for a 'genin'.
Arika and Gekido are able to make good time since they're pretty fast on their feet. Of course, Arika may have been using some jutsu to aid her, but that's neither here nor there. What they would eventually see as the dust cloud had cleared away was a cart turned on its side and some bandits looting it. Off to the side was a merchant who was currently collapsed in a heap, either knocked out or dead from a head injury if one were to judge by the blood pooling around her head. There were about 5 bandits present.
Gekido comes up on the scene with Arika, frowning, he'd look it over then glance to her. "We have to help him.." With that stated, Gekido does a set of handseals.. then sinks into the ground. "I'll get him out of the line of fire.." Underground, he heads for the merchant first, to pull him under and get away from the bandits who are looting the wagon.
COMBAT: Gekido attacks target 1 with HEADHUNTER-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 20
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Perceptive vs. Gekido (20) from 1 to 20 and get(s) a 4. - Rolled by: Arika
RP: Arika uses SHADOW-CLONE.
None of the bandits are actually paying attention to the man who is dead/unconscious, so Gekido was able to get him out of the 'battle zone' easily. Arika would have nodded and let Gekido do as he pleased while she prepped herself for a fight. Namely, a shadow clone was set up and some more chakra was gathered so that it would be easier to wipe out the bandits that hurt the merchant! ~Except you should probably heal the merchant, first.~ 'Right…' >.>;;
Gekido would carry the man underground, straining to focus himself to maintain the movement until they could pop up back where Arika was at. Panting softly, Gekido would keep to a knee next to the man as he'd glance at Arika. "Heal him.. then we'll take em down.. hai?"
COMBAT: Gekido attacks target 1 with HEADHUNTER-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 20
RP: Arika transforms into HACHIBI-SINGLE-TAIL.
COMBAT: Arika heals target 1 with LESSER-BIJUU-CHAKRA-HEAL with a roll of: 42
RP: Arika reverts to her normal state.
Arika waves a bit to Gekido, even as a rather dark purple chakra surrounds her body and extends outward towards the injured person. The chakra, instead of harming, heals the merchant and gives him some energy, but he would definitely need better medical attention later. The clone Arika made moments before would gesture a bit to Gekido. "Ne, you get 'em from here and I c'n take the other side," she whispers. She'd wait for agreement or an alternate plan before moving out.
Gekido pulls his x-bow forward and would load it. Several bolts goes into it before finally he'd cock it with a nod to Arika. "Hai. If you go first, I'll know to start firing. It should help me be able to shoot despite you using wind. Let's take em down." He'd move to the edge of the dune then, dropping to lay down and prop the x-bow on the sand, prepared to fire on the bandits.
RPCOMBAT: Arika defends against with a WIND-DASH…34
COMBAT: Arika attacks target 1 with MACROBURST with a roll of: 56
COMBAT: Arika attacks target 2 with MACROBURST with a roll of: 47
COMBAT: Arika attacks target 3 with MACROBURST with a roll of: 53
Arika nods and her clone would disappear. In a few moments after she checked the merchant a bit longer, Arika herself would move as well, heading to get behind the bandits. Whether they heard her or not, the ones closest to the cart would suddenly be forced down by a powerful gust of wind, so hopefully Gekido is able to figure out that Arika attacked. The other two present became on-guard when their companions got floored, and they started throwing rocks and pieces of wood at the outer edges. Some of the debris actually went towards the two Suns-nin!
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Debris Throw vs. Gekido from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 21. - Rolled by: Arika
RPCOMBAT: Gekido defends against with a CRUMBLE…17
RPCOMBAT: Gekido took 200 damage.
Gekido watches the debris come in and quickly forms a handseal.. not quick enough as it'd wack him in the shoulder before the switch takes effect, having him pop up to the side, rubbing his shoulder with a grumble. That crossbow comes up then and he'd sight down it, quickly shooting those who were pinned down by Arika. "Blasted bandits!"
COMBAT: Gekido attacks target 1 with ARCHER-SHOT with a roll of: 34
COMBAT: Gekido attacks target 1 with ARCHER-SHOT with a roll of: 30
COMBAT: Gekido attacks target 1 with ARCHER-SHOT with a roll of: 35
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Tense vs. Gekido (34) from 5 to 15 and get(s) a 11. - Rolled by: Arika
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Tense vs. Gekido (30) from 5 to 15 and get(s) a 8. - Rolled by: Arika
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Tense vs. Gekido (35) from 5 to 15 and get(s) a 10. - Rolled by: Arika
Gekido's attacks with his crossbow hurt the three felled earlier, and he even is able to Iredell the throat of one of the bandits, effectively killing him. Four more, two injured. Arika was quick to make short work of the survivors, though, sending her clone in to take care of the ones still with the bolt Shafts in them. The two bandits that remained continued to throw things around, but one of hem eventually got smart and actually grabbed a real weapon: a curved sword that he swung wildly at the Ari-clone.
[NPC System]: Bandit roll(s) Wild Slice vs. Arika from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 24. - Rolled by: Arika
[NPC System]: Bandit roll(s) Wild Slice vs. Arika from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Arika
[NPC System]: Bandit roll(s) Wild Slice vs. Arika from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 36. - Rolled by: Arika
RPCOMBAT: Arika defends against with a WIND-DASH…48
RPCOMBAT: Arika defends against with a WIND-DASH…39
RPCOMBAT: Arika defends against with a WIND-DASH…43
[NPC System]: Bandit roll(s) Debris Throw vs. Gekido from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 34. - Rolled by: Arika
[NPC System]: Bandit roll(s) Debris Throw vs. Gekido from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 27. - Rolled by: Arika
RPCOMBAT: Gekido defends against with a INTUITIVE-CHAKRA-DODGE-II…30
RPCOMBAT: Gekido defends against with a INTUITIVE-CHAKRA-DODGE-II…35
RPCOMBAT: Gekido took 200 damage.
Gekido scrambles to get up, finally getting away from the continued assault of silt thrown at him by proxy. Grumbling. It's a bit harder with someone in combat.. but he's been working for years with a crew of melee fighters as a ranged combatant. So it doesn't slow him or stop him in the slightest as the next set of bolts are launched at the bandits. They were going to be ended in this combat. That much is obvious.
COMBAT: Gekido attacks target 1 with ARCHER-SHOT with a roll of: 36
COMBAT: Gekido attacks target 1 with ARCHER-SHOT with a roll of: 24
COMBAT: Gekido attacks target 1 with ARCHER-SHOT with a roll of: 29
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Dodge vs. Gekido (36) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Arika
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Dodge vs. Gekido (24) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 31. - Rolled by: Arika
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Dodge vs. Gekido (29) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 22. - Rolled by: Arika
COMBAT: Arika attacks target 1 with WIND-SLICE with a roll of: 37
COMBAT: Arika attacks target 1 with WIND-SLICE with a roll of: 55
COMBAT: Arika attacks target 1 with WIND-SLICE with a roll of: 42
Both Arika and Gekido's skills combined end up killing the remaining bandits. Of course, Arika let her clone do most of the work, but she would be feeling tired the moment the clone poofed. "Good job, Gecko-kun!" she says cheerfully towards the Genin, offering him a thumbs p and a grin as she surveys the now-dead bandits. "I dun think the cart is gonna get fixed, so we should jus' head back with the merchant and send some folk out here to grab his stuff later," she says, peering at the ruined goods.
Climbing to his feet once it's finally over, he'd check the x-bow then sling it away. A nod is given as he surveys the cart. "Hai. We'll not be able to lift it ourselves. He's hurt so we should get em back. Send out a patrol and a cleanup crew then.. The bodies can be left to feed the scavengers though. I think." Shrugging, he'd move to the merchant to help the guy get up so they could head back to Suna. "But at least we saved him, before it was too late."
Arika gives a quick nod and makes a hand seal to dispel her clone. Then she would help Gekido help the merchant up, though it didn't seem like he'd be able to travel very quickly. So the small group would either have to travel slowly or someone (Gekido, likely) would have to carry him. Regardless of the decision, they'd make it back to Suna in one piece, and the next patrol would have a few extra hands to help clean up the cart and get the goods back!