Kumo Daimyo Plot - Beasts of the Horde


Ogosokamaru, Hiei, Hiroyasu, Kayaru, Hel (emitter)

Date: July 19, 2013


The Beasts of the Horde, a subset of Yakuza show up to try to destroy Ogo's tent. Hiroyasu, Hiei, and Kayaru stop them.

"Kumo Daimyo Plot - Beasts of the Horde"

Kumogakure village center

Ogosokamaru's tent, located just outside of the Raikage's tower, is quiet at this time of night. Surely there are things going on that require the tent's constant watch, but there aren't all that many people out and about. It is after curfew, so the only people around are those on patrol and those who have authorization to work at night. Ogosokamaru and Tsugi obviously have the permission to continue their work. Only problem is Tsugi is feeling sick. If only there was someone, anyone, that could fill her position? Oh wait, Hiroyasu is a good bookie. Tsugi sends a messenger hawk to Hiroyasu and waits for his arrival. If Kayaru comes around, perhaps he is on patrol.

Hiroyasu is about enjoy a dip in the hotsprings, it had been a long day. "why can't I go a week without doing an ER shift. I think that coordinator dislikes me" he mutters. As his foot touch the water, there is a screech as a hawk lands on the nearby fence staring at him. Maybe if he ignored it it would go away, "Why always when I am about to relax.." he mutters moving over to the Hawk and pulls out the letter looking at it, he sighs. "Alright.." He moves back into the changing room and several minutes later he appears out in his usual attire and makes his way to the command tent. "Hiroyasu, reporting in" he says.

Tsugi goes about showing Hiroyasu the ropes of what she's been doing. She does indeed have a cold, and she's doing her best to not give it to Hiroyasu (she even ahs a facemask on to cover her cough). The woman is rustling through the last bit of mission-work, namely who is out and who needs to be coming to start missions in the morning (yup, he'll be here all night), when four figures come out of the darkness that is the village center circle. They are obviously Yakuza.

Kayaru would show up about then too. Him? oh, he had been around. It's not often that a place suddenly clears out of normal civilians. That leads to a reason why did this happen.. and the conclusion? There was trouble. Thus, when the four showed up.. so too did Kayaru. He'd not do the flashing, interposing or anything. No.. he just was there, near the tent, one second not, the next he was, hand on the katana hilt as he'd watch the yakuza. He'd helped assault a compount of these people.. what's four of them going to do?

Hiroyasu nods his head as he given the half ryo tour, "Alright, yes.. alright" he uses each sparingly as things are explained or organized. He wasn't really concerned about his health, about then four individuals gather outside, with anyone who was bystanding having fled. "One of these, kind of days.." first the interrupted bath, now the interrupted bookkeeping, what else could be interrupted tonight. He catches sight of Kayaru out of the corner of his eye as he exits the tent looking at the four.

It was late and after curfew, but Hiei was still roaming around the village. Sure, he was breaking the law, and Goat had warned him that if he was caught doing anything that he would do his best to bury him, but Hiei didn't care. He was going to go by and visit Ogo, since he hardly ever sees his sensei anymore, but he spots the four yakuza when he gets there. For the moment, he crouches on top of one of the vendor stands as he watches. Kayaru was already there and it looked like Hiro was actually working inside the tent. For now, he hangs back. No need to get involved unless the two of them couldn't handle themselves.

The four stand there in the darkness, each of them eyeing the shinobi that have gathered in the village circle. One eventually steps forward and asks, "Do you know who we are? We're the Beasts of the Horde." As if that is something people should know…although Hiroyasu would recognize that name from Tsugi's records about missions. The Beasts of the Horde were a band of shinobi that had dropped out of their respective villages and joined up the Yakuza for fame, fortune, and fights. While most of them are Genin level, a few might be Chuunin. The leader speaks again, "We're here to take down that stupid tent of yours. It has counter-acted our movements for far too long and tonight you get a message. The Yakuza are here and we're moving in for good. Now get lost or get hurt."

Kayaru chuckles, a few steps taken as he'd walk forward when Hiro steps out of the tent. He'd glance over to him with a nod, before looking to the four. "Do you know who we are?" Kayaru would pause that second, just to let them wonder. "We're Kumogakure shinobi. This village is under our protection. There are more to us and of us, then you might think. Since you openly admit to being part of the Yakuza, you are now under arrest. Put down your weapons, put your hands on your head and grab your hair. Any other actions will cause hostilities to commense. I've already helped run a compound out of the land of lightning that you guys use to have. I have no qualms in ending you here." Kayaru would slide into that stance, staring at the yakuza. "This is your only warning."

RP: Kayaru transforms into REIZEI-BLUR.

Hiroyasu does indeed recognize the name from the paperwork that he just looked at, his hand idly spins as the declare their evil intentions, then Kayaru goes into the hero's retort, next hiei will probably make some snide comment, and tell them his life story. He had forms that needed filing, "They are ninja equivalent, don't under estimate them" he warns them seeing that Kayaru has already took them seriously. He reaches into his seal pouch retrieving several just in case they might be needed immediately and they likely would.

It is in Hiei's nature to goad his opponents with snide remarks. However, for the moment, he's content to stay where he is. Most of them haven't noticed him, yet. He withdraws a kunai from his belt before he whispers. "Release: Lightning Movement." If they didn't know he was there before…they do now. The blue aura surrounds his body along with the bolts of lightning. He draws his katana and holds it loosely in his hand. He doesn't speak, but now Kayaru and Hiroyasu know that they've got backup should they need it. "Get out of our village."

RP: Hiei transforms into LIGHTNING-MOVEMENT-MODE.

The men stare at their would-be opponents and shrug, "So be it. It is your death warrants." Two people move to take on Kayaru, and one each advance towards Hiroyasu and Hiei (now that Hiei has made himself known). The men bow formally…odd for criminals…but they then move to attack.
Kayaru would have two lithe men working in tandom coming at him. They each have a katana. As one comes in for a downward cut, the other comes in for a slash, hoping to catch Kayaru one way or the other.
Hiei on the other hand has a Genjutsu user…lucky him. An illusion of a giant tentacled octopus engulphs the battlefield and throws barbed tentacles out at Hiei. In reality, as the tentacles lash out, so too do kunai.
Hiroyasu on the other hand has someone with glowing palms to deal with. Who knows exactly what they do, but as he touches the side of the tent post in his attempt to swipe at Hiroyasu, the tent steel sizzles lightly. Must be some kind of florescenet watery poisonous substance.

[NPC System]: Duo roll(s) Double Slash for Kayaru from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 37. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Genjutsu roll(s) Tentacle Kunai from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 11. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Glow Boy roll(s) Acid Palm for Hiro from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 15. - Rolled by: Hel
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru defends against with a BLUR…39

Nice. Two swordman vs the Iaido. Kayaru's eyes narrowed and they would find out what it was about a Reizei that you don't forget. Speed. The blur had him between them, both strikes missing cleanly as his own sword would flash out in that draw strike, snapped at the one on the left, he'd follow with that flashing strike of steel as both of them would get a cut each, before Kayaru would sheath his blade smoothly while behind them. The effects would probably catch up at about the same moment that the katana clicked home in it's sheathe. "No. No we're not the ones to die here, tonight."

RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with DRAW-STRIKE…32
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with FLASH-STRIKE…33
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with FLASH-STRIKE…27
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu defends against with a SEAL-BARRIER…21

Hiroyasu ducks under the punch avoiding it the first time, when comes back around at him in the follow up, he unfurls a seal from his grasp and a spiral of chakra creates a small circular shield with blocks the glowing fist. He starts backpeddling slightly before making an array of handseals, and the ground rumbling sending a giant column from the ground like a stony fist aimed at this gut, then a rapid fire of them.. it seems he doesn't want get in close.

RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with RISING-STONE-COLUMNS…25
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with RISING-STONE-COLUMNS…32
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with RISING-STONE-COLUMNS…17
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a WILL-BREAK…25

Hiei knows that a squid or whatever had no place in Kumo. That was just silly. Using the rudimentary genjutsu training that his father force fed him, he makes the monster go away in time to dodge the real kunai that was thrown at him. His temper erupts. "You call yourself a real warrior? You don't even have the courage to face me without little parlor tricks." Reaching up, he draws his second sword. "Die. Coward." He runs, his body warping out of sight slightly as he attacks, then, planting his foot he returns to attack again, this time with both weapons.

RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with FLASH-STRIKE…41
RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with DUAL-BLADE…51
[NPC System]: Duo roll(s) Parry from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 40. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Duo roll(s) Parry from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 34. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Duo roll(s) Parry from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Glow Boy roll(s) Dodge from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 19. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Glow Boy roll(s) Dodge from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 16. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Glow Boy roll(s) Dodge from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 26. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Genjutsu Guy roll(s) Distance Distortion from 26 to 52 and get(s) a 48. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Genjutsu Guy roll(s) Distance Distortion from 26 to 52 and get(s) a 33. - Rolled by: Hel

The left duo is really quick to parry the sword-slashes away from his flesh. The right duo on the other hand gets cut and falls to his knees. Slolwy, he works on getting up, but he'll be slower now. Noting the slow to get up, the left duo takes his sword and cuts off his partners head and says, "That's one way to get ahead." The beasts don't worry about each other apparently.
Hiroyasu's acid man manages to dodge out of the way of a few of the stone columns, but not all of them. He coughs and grabs at his chest, which starts sizzling. The guy grumbles, and yells out, "Owww. MORON!" It is hard to say if he is belittling himself or Hiroyasu. In retaliation, he goes after Hiroyasu's chest to leave a long searing mark if he can grab ahold of him.
Hiei on the other hand misses the first strike because of a genjutsu that makes it look like the user is a few feet to the left of where he really is. When the sword wiffs though, Hiei would have a better feel for where the real user is and his second attack makes contact. The double slash makes contact against flesh and blood squirts out. The blood looks like it'll splash against Hiei and start sizzling, as if his blood were acid. Another genjutsu. Hard to tell if that first attack hit or not…but it did.
The duo minus one attacks Kayaru by throwing the severed head at Kayaru and rushing him with a sword thrust.

[NPC System]: Duo Minus One roll(s) Severed Head from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Duo Minus One roll(s) Sword Slash for Kayaru from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Glow Boy roll(s) Acid Heart Attack from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 24. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Genjutsu Guy roll(s) Blood Boil Genjutsu from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 19. - Rolled by: Hel

Kayaru would draw, the initial deflection severed the head cleanly in half, two parts scattering away into the night. The second deflected that strike cleanly, coming back across with the hilt of his katana to the man's head, before spinning into a low sweeping strike of that sword, aiming to hamstring the man. No matter how fast he thought he was, they were still slower than the Reizei.

RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with BLADEBACK-STRIKE…47
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with SNAP-SLASH…39
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu defends against with a CLONE-TECHNIQUE-II…34
[NPC System]: Duo Minus One roll(s) Parry from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 29. - Rolled by: Hel

Hiroyasu dodges left and right trying to the avoid the hand, he does want to be privy to it's sizzling embrace. He makes a single seal and ~boomfph~ two cloneyasu's appear at his left and right they continually criss-cross across the dodges as he tries to avoid the grasp but to no avoid as his is grasped by the sizzling hand and a look of terror before he explodes in a wisp of smoke the other one soon follows. "He had such a future ahead of him!" he jests trying to maintain his ~i'm useless ignore me~ disguise. He leaps on the side of the building his feet latching to it, he before he makes another array of handseals as the columns of stone begin their ascension in lieu of his fists.

RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with RISING-STONE-COLUMNS…21
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with RISING-STONE-COLUMNS…27
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with RISING-STONE-COLUMNS…24
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a WILL-BREAK…20

Hiei shakes off the next genjutsu attack from his opponent. He growls. "Yakuza scum. Still not man enough to face me without those little parlor tricks, eh? Well, here's a trick for you. I hope you choke on it!" He flicks his wrists as lightning flows down in his arm and infuses into his blades. He strikes out twice, looking to kill and not maim. No mercy from this shinobi at all.

[NPC System]: Glow Boy roll(s) Dodge from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 21. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Glow Boy roll(s) Dodge from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 26. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Glow Boy roll(s) Dodge from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 26. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Genjutsu Guy roll(s) False Reality from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 46. - Rolled by: Hel
[NPC System]: Genjutsu Guy roll(s) False Reality from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Hel

Kayaru's hilt smacks the man in the head and gives him that loud ringing in the ear's sound for a moment, only to have that replaced by a searing pain below the legs. The man is cut down to size and is now a double amputee. The man cries out in pain and drops his sword. Looks like he's down and out…of two legs that is.
Glow Boy dodges to the side of the first incoming stone column and gets hit…well, sort of. His hand pushes the thing aside and melts it down…but he barely manages to dodge it. That push though sends him right into another column, which hits him to the ground. The first stone column slides down and lands on top of the boy's chest. He coughs and goes to move, but the last column pins him in. It doesn't hit him, but he really has no place to go from here. Hiroyasu is useless indeed.
Hiei's opponent still has that large ocotopus around, so as Hiei comes in with that lightning running down his sword, the ocotopus moves to intercept. It doesn't quite work and an arm is cut off…only it isn't a real arm, but there is blood that was drawn again. The second strike though meets air. The shinobi tries to get out of there by casting a false surroundings Genjutsu on everyone in an attempt to leave. To die another day…

[NPC System]: Genjutsu Guy roll(s) False Surroundings Technique from 15 to 30 and get(s) a 22. - Rolled by: Hel
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru defends against with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…22

Leaving the man to scream his pain to the world, that blur happen once again, blade drawn into a flashing strike, The first blow snapped out of the sheath fast enough to crack almost akin to thunder, a strike towards the legs, which had Kayaru step past the man and spin, the second blurring strike aimed for a clean beheading. Afterall, they only needed one alive. The blood flicked to the side, he'd sheath the blade again, watching in case more attacks were needed.. but as Hiei had already done a pretty good job, he expected that should be enough.

RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with SNAP-SLASH…37
RPCOMBAT: Kayaru attacks with SNAP-SLASH…42
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu defends against with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…32

Hiroyasu in his depth of mind, and razor focus peers through the deception, he can barely see through the fog of the mental war.. He can see Kayaru chasing after the fleeing genjutsuist. He signs unable to reach it in time without revealing himself but the wide area genjutsu made it easier for his next choice. He holds out a hand, a whirls of blue chakra burns into the back of his palm a complex seal which pulsing sending an erratic wisp of chakra which races across the obscured field of battle, over Kayaru's shoulder was about to slam into the wall but as Kayaru's adept strikes separate the Genjutsuist from his mortal coil, the wisp explodes in a shower of fading sparks of chakra. Hiro grasps his hand with other, a curl of smoke escape from his grasp. "That hurts.." he whines.

COMBAT: Hiroyasu finishes his turn.
COMBAT: It is now Hiei's turn.
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…22

The false surroundings begin to form at the edges of Hiei's vision, but through mental fortitude, he forces it back. He strikes out with both blades towards the genjutsu user. He wasn't taking any prisoners, especially a genjutsu user. They were dangerous in his book. Too dangerous to be kept alive. "Fail." But before he could attack, Kayaru's faster movements beat him to it. Hiei turns on Kayaru. "What are you doing!? He was mine. I had it under control." He growls and hurls one of his swords into the ground at his feet. The kill was stolen from him and he wasn't happy about it as he begins to pace back and forth while muttering under his breath.

Recap. One dead, one missing two legs and bleeding out…most likely dead soon unless Hiroyasu can save, and one under stone, still capable of escaping, but not really going anywhere. Tent…saved.

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