Tsuchi, Kiji, Kaio, Itami
Date: June 10, 2014
Some rival toy factions have been attacking one another and causing problems in Toshi Sagan. Having been unaffectionately named for their activities, the better of the two groups have been trying to change what the vocal and violent minority have been causing. Needing help, the people of the city called in some shinobi to handle the problem.
Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.
Toshi Sagan: Bazaar
There were reports that came in from some worried consumers in
Toshi Sagan regarding products produced by two different parties. The
rivalry between the two had escalated into bullying and near violence of
consumers who didn't take sides in their rivalry. People don't know what to
expect to come out of this and even the localized police haven't been able
to fend off the problems between these two factions. The public has
unaffectionately named them the Plush Pony Gang and Rabid Hedgehogs. They
want these problems with these factions to be done and over with so that
they can go back to purchasing from the both of them quality toy products
The idea of settling a dispute between these two baffled those who
oversaw the reports, but if things are this dangerous, it's best to nip
these problems in the bud before they get worse. Itami has summoned all able
shinobi to come with her to the city so that they can sort out the issue.
They arrived just a few minutes after 1:30 in the afternoon in the bazaar.
Life here appeared to be normal and didn't seem to be too out of control.
The reports told otherwise, but…nothing is here for them to handle. "Hm,"
she began. "I am not certain of where to begin on this. I don't even know
what these gangs look like."
Kiji had been in Suna for a few days now and had heard the call by
Itami for all aailable shinobi. As she wasn't doing anything and she was
here to aid the Suna nin as much as they needed, the small raven haired girl
arrived at the meeting place a little ahead of time. She was wearing a black
tank and black pants, her hair pulled back into a high ponytail, which got
the mass of waist length hair off her back and neck int he heat. She
appeared slightly sunburned though it was really from the fire she'd helped
put out the other day. The girl wore a single belt with kunai and pouches
and her eyes were a pearlescent tone, colorless and yet every color. She
bowed herhead politely to Itami as she arrived.
A chuckle as she arrives, Tsuchi heard what was going on and as she
arrived to meet with Itami, she glances at Itami before looking forward and
crossing her arms, "Well, why not just wait it out? I'm sure one of these
two sides will light another side up and we pounce on the survivors and
start questioning?" She looks at Itami and then looks around, "Or celestia, I
can just do what I do best and go find a few tough street types and get them
to answer whatever questions they can…the first one through a broken jaw
and then the second one can try to answer through a working jaw if he
wants." Tsuchi glances over at Kiji with a grin before looking forward and
idly taps her foot before scratching her nose a moment and then hmming,
"What ya think, Kiji? Wanna join me in kicking some street thugs around till
they point us in the right direction?"
Kaio had just arrived from Kiri when he heard the call. Always anxious for a
new mission, the Geninq uickly checked his gear and scroll and then set out
with the group. . He was mostly quiet on the trip. Now, he sujests to Itami.
"Well, why not just ask around for a bit? " The boy says, his voice a bit
All was quiet save for people shopping about the bazaar with a
sense of urgency in their steps. They didn't want to be anywhere near here.
In fact, it's past time people should be around here. That's when the gangs
show up and cause problems. The last remnants of shoppers clear out leaving
the bazaar barren.
"Err, hmm… Let's hope that these people aren't too bad. I don't
want to cause that much trouble, especially in the city here. It's not
exactly shinobi friendly. That is to say, the large amount of people here
are civilians," she addressed Tsuchi. "Greetings, by the way. I'm glad you
could tag along," she nodded to Kiji. "Asking around may not exactly be what
we're able to do anymore. All the people have cleared ou—Lightning Sphere!"
Someone shouted as they launched an attack against the shinobi gathered in
At least it's easy to see where the violence comes from. This is a
genuine lightning attack headed towards the group and issued from some guy
who had his hair slicked up in spikes.
Kiji chuckled softly, her eyes shifting to a faint blue tone as she
laughed at Tsuchi's idea. "Tsuchi-san knows I've interrogated people
before." It took a litle bit of concentration to keep the frown from showing
on her face at the coment but she did pretty well, the only hint that
something had bothered her in her mind was a twitch at her lips. She nodded
her head in return to Itami's greeting.
And then something tingled at her senses… Something was
closeby… That was when the shout came across the bazaar at her and she was
already moving, her hands flashing through handsigns with speed. It would
appear as if there was not enough time for her to move.. and then the
lightning struck and she disappeared into a cloud of smoke. Kiji's eyes
shifted as the adrenaline built in her system and her eyes suddenly had an
orange ring around the irises. She was standing off to the side now. She
glanced at Tsuchi and then Itami and dropped to a knee, concentrating on her
senses, reaching out to see if there was only one or many chakras around
A look at Itami and Tsuchi frowns a little, "Well, that's not fun at
all. I mean, sure, there was that time I put that one guy who really was
just a merchant into a coma but he was a jerk so he had earned it." She
points at Itami before looking back at Kiji with a grin before she blinks at
the sound of an incoming attack and Tsuchi blinks as she makes a quick hand
sign and very literaly seems to step through the air to a new location
almost as if sucked there. She looks back to the attack before looking to
the source of the attack, "Now that's more like it." She brings her chakra
into line as she looks at the spike haired guy before making another hand
seal and a bunch of sparks and crackles shoot out around her, bright flashes
that might be hard to see through…then, depending on your ability, she may
seem to simply have vanished.
Kaio nods to Itami. "No problem, I'm sure that-." He stops as he hears the
jutsu being announced. As the shinobi announces his jutsu, Kaio starts going
through a quick series of handseals. He jumpes to one side and the 'Kaio'
that was on the place that the Juts was cast simply dissipates in a cloud of
smoke. When Kaio spots the Shinobi that cast the Jutsu, he quickly touches
the scroll on his back. "Come, Azura." He says quietly. Another cloud of
smoke blankets him and when the smoke settles, a large, four-armed puppet is
near Kaio. The boy quickly attashes Chacrastrings to the puppet. It starts
runnning touwards the Shinobi, emiting clicking sounds. When it nears him,
two of his four arms sprout blades. When clouse, the puppet strikes its
Itami slipped out of the way of the lightning attack herself and
watched as the rest of the group managed to evade it as well. She observed
the guy as he dropped down from above and geared himself up for another
attack. "Who are you guys? Whoever you are, you don't belong around here.
This turf belongs to me and my club!" He states.
No sooner than he finished this, a tai specialist comes flipping
down with a drop kick. The Rabid Hedgehog dodges the attack and jumps back a
bit. That would've been his head connecting to the ground. There were clear
cracks where the foot was planted. This individual appeared to have a tattoo
on their arm indicating their 'special talent'. "This street doesn't belong
to you, it belongs to us! We set up shop down here while you guys were up
the road! Now you're trying to take our turf!"
Itami didn't know what the luna was happening… Before long, those
a part of her mission begin attacking the Hedgehog guy. He successfully
channeled lightning into his feet to evade those puppet blades, but that
stealth attack is one he didn't notice until much later. He tripped up as
Tsuchi came for him and found himself blinded by the flashes. He fell to the
ground unharmed, at least. "I see what this is. You guys have sided with
those Plush Ponies! You all just made the list!," the Hedgehog remarked
before he got up and took off to find reinforcements.
"Ugh…" Itami rubbed her temples. "This just got a lot more
difficult. So, you," she pointed out the Plush Pony member. "Perhaps you can
explain what's going on here?" She inquired. "Oh, me? Yeah, I can! So, this
is all one big…problem. It wasn't supposed to be this bad. We were new and
kinda set up shop down the street. We make toys that are based around
ponies. That guy is associated with a long standing hedgehog club and…I
guess they didn't take too nicely to us coming here and gaining notoriety.
So we've begun fighting each other. Our groups, I mean. People have actually
gotten hurt which is very bad."
Kiji narrowed her eyes atthe gang members as more and more show up.
She wasn't sure who belonged to what and though she would have liked to just
make an example of one or more of them, she wasn't in Kiri. This wasn't her
territory. So as Itami speaks with the one member, Kiji tilted her head and
waited for instructions. Should she attack or contain? Defend? She looked to
Tsuchi and Itami for a lead here. "We should pick one from each and make an
example of them…." Her tone was dark and it was clear she didn't mean
Having successfully vanished from sight, Tsuchi waits till they are
done talking to simply appear beside the Hedgehog member who originally
attacked them and looks over at him with a glare, "See, what just happened,
was I could have killed you. I didn't though cause I'm what you call a nice
person." Tsuchi nods and hten looks at the Plush Pony Gang member and then
at the hedgehog member she got the drop on and states, "Listen up! You guys
are causing hell and havok, which normally I'd be all about, but these
people don't want that. So, unless you quite causing hell and havok right
now! I'm gonna be the one making all the hell and havok with all yoru faces
all over this street!" Tsuchi puts her hands at her hips and glances from
one gang member to the next and then licks her lips, "Resist already so I
can get to hitting you."
I don't think that killing them will help." Kaio says as he comes out from
bheind a building: The place that he was controling his puppet from. He says
this to Kigi, his voice kind. "Lets try to talk before doing something more
agrecive about it." His gaze goes to Itami. "The decision is with our
leader." He finishes and goes to inspect his puppet. "Did they just attacked
you without reazon?" He asks this to the ponny gang member.
"I see…" Itami began as an explanation was dropped. "Making an
example of both groups would be suitable. From what I've seen here, much of
me is being led to do that, but I think I'll opt for alternatives unless
that one is absolutely necessary," she remarked to Kiji. As the Hedgehog
member was escaping, he was cut off by Tsuchi and came skidding to a stop
before her. He wasn't sure if he should attack or not, but judging by what
she just said, it probably wasn't best to engage her.
"Well, I can't say we aren't as bad. What's really happening is
that we have a few choice idiots from each group that are causing problems
and that one is a part of that problem. Our groups have released different
members to try and round them up, but we've been unsuccessful so far. At
least you got him, but there's tons more left to get on either side. They've
given both of our groups a bad name when all we were doing were just
enjoying our respective lines of toys and sharing in that. Now, it seems
like these guys have taken this 'feud' to greater levels that are causing
problems for us. If they keep going, both of our clubs will be shut down and
the dummies don't even realize they'll be out of luck if they keep going at
it. So…today we have about three to round up. You caught one, now it's two
more left. Two more left over from my group, no less. We're not really
called the Plush Pony Gang, just leave off 'gang' and you've got our name.
The others are called Ashura after a popular toy in their series." She
"But, if we split up, we might be able to find them faster!" Itami
gave this some thought and nodded to herself. "Alright, we'll split up.
Sounds simple enough. We should take precaution. Just because one of these
was weak doesn't mean the others will be. You all should be primed for
fighting right about now, so make sure you all are ready for anything when
we split," she states. "I'll stick around with this…Plush Pony here to
find one. You three will work together to find the other. Is this clear?"
Kiji glanced at Kaio and was about to inform him that she meant
torture not a killing, but Itami also seemed against the idea. Ah well. Kiji
would take a breath and nod as she's assigned with Tsuchi and Kaio to hunt
down one target while Itami took the other. She looked at Tsuchi for
direction now as Tsuchi was aware of her abilities. "Where should I start
the search Tsuchi-san?"
A look at Kiji and then she looks around before hmming and tapping
her chin, "You got it, Itami-san. We'll hunt down these two and drag them
back here kicking and screaming…or dead." She nods her head, "Preferably
kicking and screaming though." She taps her chin and hmms, "Now, if I called
myself a Plus Pony, where would I be?" She then looks back at Kiji,
"Sense…that way!" She points simply up the street and nods her head, "Lets
find this fool and be done with it." She chuckles and then immediately tries
to move to a rooftop to get a look around though not moving out of earshot.
Kaio nods to Itami. He reseals his puppet back on its scroll and follows
Tsuchi to one fo the rooftops.
Itami and Plush Pony, because she never bothered to learn her name,
make their way away to search out one of the members of her group. That left
the remaining group to search for the other. What seemed like an impossible
task of looking was soon turned simple. Some parts of town were
inaccessible. That is to say, people couldn't pass through clearly open
areas. They were effectively trapped and didn't know how to get out. Along
with this group were some members of the Plush Pony and Ashura who were
stuck inside this area. They were calling for help among themselves while
trying to formulate a way to free themselves from the grasp of a certain
magical plush pony member. "I am loving and tolerating so much out of you
guys right now, you don't even know. Keeping you all in here is the best way
I can keep our groups from mingling any further. Any others that get
invovled just happen to be casualities of what you guys have brought upon
us," the girl announces from the roof of a building. "These magic walls will
keep you guys here for as long as I want them to," she smiled. Everyone knew
they were just seals, but you couldn't tell her that. Someone that did point
it out ended up knocked out.
Meanwhile on the other side of the bazaar area, another Plush Pony
member happens to be causing problems of his own. He's taking apart some
joint efforts made between the groups who began to produce one another's
toys in their unique styles to gain better appreciation for each other and
show they're not so bad after all. Unfortunately, with this Plush Pony
tearing up their toys and the area along with it, it's causing problems.
Frowns as he hears the girl's words. He is obviously angry. How ever, he
says nothing. He just looks at Tsuchi, asking for orders.
Seeing one of their targets, standing on a rooftop, apparently
trapping others inside her seals, Tsuchi simply gestures to the other two,
looking at them and then pointing at the girl who seems to be trapping
others inside seals down on the streets below. She nods to Kiji and leans in
close, "Get her attention. You, too, Kaio." She nods to him before she
simply rushes off again, another flashing burst of lightnign around her that
very well may attract the attention of their target to the two genin.
Tsuchi, for her part has once more tried to use her lightning flashes to
cover her stealth.
It seems that the girl causing the problems managed to catch Tsuchi
as she was clearing the area and by extension, she rushed through seals to
send up a shield to protect herself from the curved kunai blade. "I see what
you guys are up to! You guys picked the wrong Plush Pony Princess to mess
with!" she shouted. "I'm Shimmering Sands and just like I did to these guys,
I'm gonna do to you too!" Bad. Very bad.
She huffed and used her chakra to send out needles of shimmering
needles towards her attackers. "Shimmering Shards!" She calls out her attack
as she sends them all over the place.
Kiji nodded to Tsuchi's suggestion to break the seals. Of course
that meant aiming at the caster. Kiji took a running leap, her fist sliding
down the opposite forearm cutting a 4 inch cut in her arm. Blood drew from
her arm and latched onto the building so she could pull herself up to the
roof top. She was careful to stay out of Kaio's way so the kunai flew past
her, not at her and she gathered her blood about her, forming two large
'clouds' of blood, one for each hand. Forming them into needles she sent the
dodgy attack zigzagging at the girl from four different directions.
Rushing along, she was trying to move in between buildings at a fast
clip till it is clear she is caught! Tsuchi stops for a moment, "Uh oh,
looks like you caught me." She make a simple hand sign and the needles are
passing through where she was as she leaps forward through a pocket of air.
She laughs as she lands next to the caster and skids to a stop before
shaking her head, "Uh oh, looks kinda like you might have missed me. How
shocking!" She then makes a hand sign and sparks jump between her fingers
before she fires off a trio of tiny bolts of electricity right at this so
called pony, "I believe you might be just a little out gunned."
Kaio starts going through handseals as the needles aproach him. He isn't
fast enogh and they pierce him. Nos ound comes from his molt, only a small,
surprised gasp. He curses himself for not having instaled anymore long-range
weapons on his puppet. "This isn't over!" He exclains defiantly. He moves
his fingers. Azura, his puppet, starts firing Senbon from its four arms, the
senbons being fired rapidly.
The Plush Pony known as Shimmering Sands executed all her abilities
with skill, though there wasn't enough skill that could keep her from
avoiding everything with sparkling trails left behind. When the blood
pierced through her body as well as those senboms released from the puppets,
she makes an overly dramatic squeal of pain as she looks at the damage she
took. She sniffled. "Oh, you guys are so mean! So mean, it makes me angry!"
She ran through seals. "They don't call me Shimmering Sands for nothing.
It's my special talent!" She shouts as she finishes the seals. An intense
whirlwind begins to kick up, decorated with glitter to make it oh so shiny!
"Also, blood is sooo sick! Why would you even use that to attack people
with! I don't know what kind of diseases you have!" She added as an aside as
she conjured up this glistening gale of glittering doom.
Kiji pulled a clone up before her but it wasn't enough. The sands
struck and buffeted her, leaving small cuts over her exposed skin. Kiji
didn't show any sign of pain, though. It took a lot more than that to get a
pain reaction fromt eh girl. (Like an arm going through her gut. That had
gotten a flinch or two…) She shook her head and simply attacked again.
"You're lucky they do not wish you killed…"
A few handseals later and Tsuchi seems to actually split the
glittering whirlwind and step through it to the other side and actually ends
up a little further away before rushing back up and then chuckles a little
as she watches the incoming blood, "Ya know, the shiney sandy pony has a
point. That is still really gross." She then nods to Kaio, "Lets finish this
one up quick." She makes a couple of handseals, sparks shooting out of both
hands before she attempts to send one spark into each side of the Pony Gang
member and states, "And yes, I got your name wrong…I did it on purpose
because it's a dumb name."
Once again, Kaio starts perfoming his handseals, as he sees the sand gale
nearing. "Oh, Kami!" Is what he says as he is hit by it. After it, he stands
a bit dazed and blinks. "Man, this is getting hard." He says to his group.
"We have to finish this quick." He moves his fingers. Azura's four arms
start firing Kunai at the girl, one of them has one of Kaio's chakra strings
connected to it.
"Don't ever call my name dumb! It's not dumb, it's a great name! No
one insults a Princess and gets away with—" Shimmering Sands is unable to
finish her yelling and frothing at the mouth. It appears she was exhausted
by that last attack she made and didn't have much energy left to try and put
up a proper defensive which meant…more blood. "Eeeeweww! Oh my gosh, I
hate you and your stupid blood!" She whined and flicked her hands in
disgust. She'd then place those same hands up to her eyes when those flashes
came across her eyes courtesy of Tsuchi. She better hope there's no blood on
them. "Okay, okay, I give up! Ugh!" She decided to lower her barriers and
let the people go free, including those from the 'rival factions' of Plush
Pony and Ashura. "I need to go get checked out before I get sick or
On the other side of the bazaar, the fighting has drawn to an end
as well and the guy tearing up the whole promotion has now been captured and
turned over to the police. That leaves Shimmering Sands to be captured and
turned over for the damages she caused. Itami appeared on the scene to
survey the damage and what happened. Blood, senbon, electricity
scoring…yep. Seems like quite the battle. All that glitter. "You guys
finished here yet?" She smiled. Looks like it. Time to head out of here.