Herbalist Security - Pt 1: The Investigation

Starring:

Etsu, Naru, Naoki, Mizuru

Date: January 2, 2012

Summary:

Trio of Genin begining their mission to secure a herblist that supplies materials for soldier pills and healing herbs. However there first step is to do an investigation on how to secure the compound and to keep out what tries to get in.


"Herbalist Security - Pt 1: The Investigation"

A Village Bordering the outskits of Land of Fire

It had been a long day of traveling, in the territory of a smaller village not to far from the Konoha border, a tri of genin was assigned guard duty, and not just in the traditional sense. A man by the name of Morimoto Kenji was overseeing the construction of a fortified area to protect his harvesting which was a series of herbs and druged used in all sorts of things from ingredients of soldier pills to basic herbs for healing purposes, as of recently, the harvest fields had come under attack by various assaliants whom managed to penetrate the defense and wreck havoc among the crops, the teams mission was quite simple. Help setup a series of traps to help scave off attacks, find ways to keep them away, and while things are being setup, protect the harvest!(those are the main objectives but you can solve them by any means you wish to)

Naru seemed to be the head of the group for now, with her travel pack along her back she pulled open the scroll reading the mission once more, it was mid day but they were nearing the mission objective, which would be Morimoto's estate off in the distance. " It looks like we are getting close… Does anyone have any ideas thus far on what might be a good plan of action?" Naru questioned out loud, hopefully to get everyone involved on what was to come… There wasn't a chuunin or jounin leading them today, they had to think as one, act as one.

Mizuru having an interest in as a medic in pharmacology he'd heard of this village in its fortune. The fortune being the harvest fields. Mizuru was rather appalled by the news. Those feilds were used to save and benefit lives. The assailants were not only stealing but endangering the life of every person that needs those herbs. Mizuru was a bit irked that Kizuken couldn't come alone. Naru was an unfamiliar but he trusted her just the same. He was going through a few ideas in his head. "Hmm not really. I mean the best we can do is utilize Naoki-san's Byakugan to identify the assailants perhaps their take measures depending on their positions." he sighs "But I'm sure we'll be outnumbered." Mizuru folds his arms and chuckles "Sounds interesting right Naoki-san?"

Naoki would be walking for once and his weights would be back at home collecting dust, as he sighed he would closed his eyes while he walked. Thinking about the mission he would stroke his chin for a moment "even if we are outnumbered you have sharingan to break them down and place them in genjutsu and byakugan to pin point their locations so we have nothing to fear there besides the skill level of the people in question." Closed eyes he thought again "we first how to figure out where the enemy are and where they attack from…and try and force them to play our game and keep them from setting up theirs." Nodding his head he would smirked as his eyes started to glow "and the fact they use Solider pills means they will have and increase spike in stamina and speed." Naoki couldn't help but get pumped up by all these added facts he would have a smile on his face "and yeah Mizuru-san this will sure be interesting."

"Your right on all those accounts, Naoki-san," Naru concured with a gentle smile, pursing away the scroll into her travel pack she clapped her hands together and moved on proceeding forth to the mansion ahead. " Our innate abilities will help us but when it comes down to it, our cunningness and diligence will determine if we succeed or not, just remember that everything is on the line today, this mission effects a lot of people…" Naru states, just to make sure everyone understood… Naru hadn't met the other individual yet, so before they arrived to the front door Naru would finally speak to Mizuru, " Sorry about not talking much on our way here, you know my name from the scroll but my name is Uchiha Naru, formally from team Hinotori," she states with a light greeting, however she saves most of her attention towards meeting Morimoto. " Is everyone ready?" She asked them, ready for a knock to proceed.. "

Mizuru smiles at Naru "Nice to meet you. I'm Nagi Mizuru. Naoki-san and I are on Moriko's Team." He listens to Naoki and nods "Well I guess you have a point there. At least we'll have the advantage of foresight." He shrugs. Not to mention the inclusion of soldier pills could make this far more difficult but the bright side is that there are repercussions to using soldier pills irresponsibly. Mizuru remained quiet continuing to overlay ideas in his head. Once they reach the door of the client he looks to Naru and nods. Mizuru was interested to see what this client, Morimoto, was like. Mizuru hums softly, even with the tension of the mission he was still rather light natured and elated.

Naoki eyes would slowly open as they made it to the door he would be waiting to see who this person was as well. Naoki would however use this time to reflect on the skills and merits of each and everyone of the members of the mission. As he stood there he would sigh deeply as his eyes started to open again (Naru techiques burns her stamina at least that's what I notice last time we fought. Mizuru he is a medic and based on last time we fought as well lacking in taijutsu. Me on the other hand I lack in the feild I should be good at Taijutsu.) Shook hi head and smirked "However I have been training and I no longer hurting in that area I can do this." Naoki would be speaking to himself in a very low voice as he smiled and looked to the sky before back towards door.

Before Naru could even knock on the door the trio of genin was greeted by a tall slender man, dressed in a long baggy hakama; he crossed his arms almost as soon as he set eyes of them, his bright green eyes watching them while his jet black hair remained held up in a pony tail, surpisingly he seemed quite young, and the rectangular glasses along his eyes allowed him to appear quite scholarly. " Konohagakure is sending mear children on this mission…?" The surprised man sighed, brushing the back of his head with the palm of his hand. " I suppose there is no use arguing, I'm offering a hefty sum for this mission, My name is Morimoto Kenji, Master Herbalist of this region, I'm sure you already know why you are here, so we will cut to the chase," For a moment he paused his tone but soon pivoted on one foot and began to lead them through the mansion, heading towards the rear of the building which would lead them to the fields. " I'm willing to answer any questions that you may need as we walk,"

Naru herself seemed to be a little bit stubborn, as he mentioned their young age her nose snarled just slightly, having a strong disatisfiaction for those who may underestimate them, however as he quickly went to business it calmed her down a bit, walking slowly along with the group and admiring the rather frivioulas and elegant mansion, it seemed this man was awashed in wealth more than anything else. " So I suppose my question is, who exactly are we dealing with… Thugs, thiefs… Shinobi? Or just hired men?" She questioned curiously, hopeing others would pick up on some other questions if necessary.
Mizuru couldn't fight a smirks at the child comment. He didn't mind it at all. Being underestimated didn't bother him, it was being pitied that really irritated him. Upon his first few words Mizuru had a rather funny conception of Kenji. He glances to Naoki then back to the client. "Nagi Mizuru and these two are Uchiha Naru and Hyuga Naoki. I assure you their name alone carries a rather prestigious reputation." he comments. As they follow the man Mizuru's eyes are wandering. He only looks to Morimoto when he has a question "So Mr. Morimoto in addition to the identity of the assailants do you know of any ulterior motives or particular interests they maay have?"

Naoki eyes narrowed when the man would underestimate him and the team however he never showed sighs of being pissed, he would smirk and shake his head. "Now that all the introductions are done now can we get on with the general location of the enemy forces?" Naoki would be looking at the map as they walked he would also check his bag that he had on his back making sure that he had the radios to keep in contact just incase they went out into the fields.

THe herbalist seemed to be quite pleased with their questions, it caused him to let out a brief sigh of relief, maybe he could indeed trust these genin, they seemed mature enough for the most part. Hold his arms out in a slight wave, he gestured to his house hold and began to speak. " These men are criminals, not trained shinobi from a village, and not petty bandits wishing to steal for an extra ryo, no instead these men are trained swordsmen of a sort, perhaps ronin; Though they have not actively struck my house hould they seem to focus directly on the fields itself, though the last time they struck they managed to burn down the protective walls that keeps things from getting into the harvest… Yes, a wall not a fence," He emphasized upon, perhaps showing the gravity of the situation.

From there he moved on to Mizuru's question, prodding his chin as he exited out from the back doors leading the trio to the entrance of the wide harvesting fields. " These criminals are up to no good… they simply wish to do whatever possible to sabotage this operation, they seek the wealth and knowledge of this harvest for themselves," he spoke boldly, a hint of anger in his voice. " I believe they will come with a stronger vengence from the hills beyond the harvest fields, they will never come from the front of the estate, I have men there but guarding the harvest is difficult," he states " They might be more daring this time, hopefully they will understand I have shinobi by my side, maybe then they will retreat for good,"

Naru blinked for a moment as she took everything in, looking off in the distance and taking in the massive fields, it was a wonder on how they could protect the place, most of the walls were eroded and damaged, they needed to be fixed to keep others out. " Perhaps the first thing we should do is resecure those walls while we have a chance and then we can seek out just who exactly we are dealing with…" Naru offered to the group, tilting her head to the side while prodding her cheek, she wondered just what kind of traps they could make for such a wide space, maybe they needed to just kick all the swordsmen's cans. "Hmm.."

THe herbalist seemed to be quite pleased with their questions, it caused him to let out a brief sigh of relief, maybe he could indeed trust these genin, they seemed mature enough for the most part. Hold his arms out in a slight wave, he gestured to his house hold and began to speak. " These men are criminals, not trained shinobi from a village, and not petty bandits wishing to steal for an extra ryo, no instead these men are trained swordsmen of a sort, perhaps ronin; Though they have not actively struck my house hould they seem to focus directly on the fields itself, though the last time they struck they managed to burn down the protective walls that keeps things from getting into the harvest… Yes, a wall not a fence," He emphasized upon, perhaps showing the gravity of the situation.

From there he moved on to Mizuru's question, prodding his chin as he exited out from the back doors leading the trio to the entrance of the wide harvesting fields. " These criminals are up to no good… they simply wish to do whatever possible to sabotage this operation, they seek the wealth and knowledge of this harvest for themselves," he spoke boldly, a hint of anger in his voice. " I believe they will come with a stronger vengence from the hills beyond the harvest fields, they will never come from the front of the estate, I have men there but guarding the harvest is difficult," he states " They might be more daring this time, hopefully they will understand I have shinobi by my side, maybe then they will retreat for good,"

Naru blinked for a moment as she took everything in, looking off in the distance and taking in the massive fields, it was a wonder on how they could protect the place, most of the walls were eroded and damaged, they needed to be fixed to keep others out. " Perhaps the first thing we should do is resecure those walls while we have a chance and then we can seek out just who exactly we are dealing with…" Naru offered to the group, tilting her head to the side while prodding her cheek, she wondered just what kind of traps they could make for such a wide space, maybe they needed to just kick all the swordsmen's cans. "Hmm.."

Etsu arrived late to the party, so to speak, but didn't waste any time in getting to business. She went to the front of the estate and knocked, hoping to get an answer. She didn't want to invade the land without being properly acquainted with who she was supposed to help defend. While she waited, she surveyed the area and thought about what kinds of insects could live here. It certainly seemed the kind of place that could play host to different kinds. Perhaps she'll find out after this mission is seen through.

"Heh just a bunch of troublemakers." he comments rubbing his head softly. "That's a bit comforting knowing you have men at the front the gate." His eyes pan off to the massive fields and the walls "Hmm yeah we're definitely gonna have to refortify those walls, limit the ways they can get to their objective." he comments. A brawl with a bunch of rounin, that didn't sound nice. Outnumbered or not they could easily be distracted and pinned down if a fight erupted. He smiles "Naoki-san, what do you think?" he glances to his other teammate.

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