Date: September 2, 2013
The final invasion of the Eagles has made it to the Owl's main nest. Miyo and Nori arrive to help repel the invasion forces. Nori finally gets a chance to test drive Imperfect Sage Mode in combat to see how it works. Together, Nori and Miyo deal with the invasion force and take down the Eagle Leader
"Owl Sage - Repel the Invaders"
Land of Fire
It has been a few days since the battle of the Owl Armory that Nori dragged Miyo into. Whether or not Miyo stayed at the armory with Nori, or whether she really did head back to Konohagakure, the young Yamanaka has been scarce to find. He's been busy trying to learn to sense chakra. He's also been off on additional missions that he didn't call for Miyo on. Miyo may have noticed that an owl was constantly watching after her from high up in the sky if and when she left the armory.
It was that owl that was watching Miyo that would drop down and stop her in her tracks and ask her to return to Nori's side and to help them all repel another attack. If she agreed, Nori would be waiting for her after a slightly longer flight (from both the armory and Konohagakure). The flight would bring you to a large series of nests high atop mighty redwood trees. This must be the main base of the Owls.
Nori stands there, assuming Miyo accepts the request from the owl, and he states, "Sorry Miyo-chan. I've been terribly busy. We're finally ready for you. I need your help." Nori sighs. "We're about to come under attack from the Eagles. They are in a last ditch effort to take us out in one fell swoop. We are, as always, to stop them and help the innocent children of the Owls. What do you say Miyo-chan. Care to fight for what is right?"
+ Miyo had returned to Konohagakure, and that likely would not surprise Nori in the least. He probably knew her well enough to understand that Miyo was not the most patient of people, and as soon as the activty would have ended, she'd have begun complaining about being really, really bored. So, she'd end up back at the village which would suit her just fine and dandy.
Miyo did notice the owl, but that was only to be assumed. It was there a lot, and despite noticing it, she did not recognize its significance, and figured it was merely a string of odd coincidences that there was always an owl nearby. She just shrugged it off and went about her day as per normal.
when the Owl intercepts her and informs her that Nori is looking for her again, she hestitantly agrees and climbs on board the owl (since one does actually board an owl), and together they fly off to meet Nori. When she arrives, she waves to Nori and flops off the owl before getting back to her feet, still a bit shaky after her terror-filled flights. She gives Nori some time to explain before lookingaround. The owl babies were going to be attacked!? That was no good! Miyo had to save them! They were so cute and fluffy! "Of course I'll help! No owl baby should die to some silly eagle!"
Nori would indeed know Miyo well enough (but left the option open anyway). This time, the boarded owl is quite nice to Miyo. The flight is nice and steady. In fact, the particular owl that Miyo road has several owl babbies that are ridiculously 'CUTE & FLUFFY'(tm). Nori grins at Miyo's pronouncement and just shakes his head affirmatively, "Glad you feel the same way that I do. Now…before we start this thing, I need to try something quickly. I've been practicing, but eh…you're probably going to freak out a bit. Just, don't scream."
The boy grins as an owl comes up behind him. Nori sits down and goes into a meditative state, bites his thumb, and smears the blood on his face in the form of what appears to look like a mask. The owl and Nori suddenly start to merge forming…Owl Nori! Owl Nori's final form has been assumed. This whole process takes a few minutes, but when it is done, Nori has larger bulbous eyes, feathers over his arms, scales over his legs, and a beak-like nose and mouth. Nori even has little Great Horned Owl-like horns.
The boy half speaks, half coos out, "Yeah…so…I know I don't look too good, but…this transformation is quite powerful. What do you think?"
+ Miyo nods. She definitely felt the same way about the whole scenerio as Nori, or so she assumed. When Nori tells her that she is likely going to freak out, he is not exactly… wrong, but not right either. By the time his transformation is done, Miyo is laughing her head off. "Oh… Nori-san, you look… Hahahaha! You look sooo - haha - ridiculous!" She doulbes over, laughing and gasping for air. "Oh… I can't…" She huffs a couple times… "I cant breathe…" She suddenly stands up and does some sort of meditative breathing, holding back her laughter, but then suddenly loses it again. After a few minutes, she manages to calm down, but by now she has been forced to the ground by her laughter.
Nori deadpans when Miyo starts laughing at him. "Yeah, yeah, get it out now. I know how it looks, but you know what…I hope it makes my opponents take me lightly. That would give me even more of a tactical advantage!" He sounds like he's trying to justify the way he looks. When Miyo finally catches her breath, he starts saying, "Are you don," only for her to start laughing again. And then she does it one more time, and another, and when she's finally on the ground and out of steam, Nori asks again in a coo, "Are you done now?" It'd be hard to tell if he's got a smirk on his face with that darned beak though.
Nori takes a moment longer, to make sure Miyo is done laughing, when he states, "We can fight from the tree-tops. Do you know how to tree-walk yet? If not, just stay on the nest and protect the chics. The Eagles will be here any minute. Are you ready?"
+ Miyo pushes herseld back to her feet and nods. "Yeah, I'm done." She replies with a sigh. "Whew… all that laughing was a workout." She hops up and down and swings her arms back and forth. "I think I am totally ready for this now…" She then peers over at Nori. "Of course I can treewalk!" She looks to the trees and then back to Nori. "Ya know, if you go up there, we might not even have to fight. They might start laughing like that and all fall out of the sky and break their necks or something." Miyo gives him a smirk and before he can return her comment, she skips off towards the trees, preparing for the impending battle.
Nori nods, "Like I said, it just gives me more of a tactical advantage. If they don't want to fight because they're laughing, that's fine by me." Still, Miyo and Nori run up to the top branches of the trees and get ready. It isn't long when the Eagles can be spotted. They are numbering in the hundreds, but as the Eagles appear, so too do the Owls emerge from the trees around Miyo and Nori. There are equal amounts of owls to eagles. Some Eagles and Owls are even as large as the Hokage's tower. These critters are HUGE. Nori looks to be all too familiar with them though. He simply breaths in and out and nods, "Okay, let's do this." With that, he starts going into making handseals. The boy has done some preperation for this fight and placed barrels of earth all throughout the Owl's nests. He begins his attacks by reaching out to grab at the Eagles with dirt-like appendages.
RP: Nori transforms into SEER-OWL-SUMMON.
RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with HANDS-OF-GAEA…47
RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with HANDS-OF-GAEA…45
RP: Miyo transforms into EASTERN-GOD-MATRIX.
RPCOMBAT: Miyo attacks with NORTHERN-HEAVENS-SEAL…46
RPCOMBAT: Miyo attacks with NORTHERN-HEAVENS-SEAL…33
+ Miyo snickers and quickly makes her way to the top of a tree near Nori and looks over to him in his owliness. She holds back another bout of laughter and watches as he summons forth the giant earth hands. Well, Miyo certainly couldn't do anything that cool, but she couldn't let Nori show her up too badly. She looks back up to the approaching eagles and rushes through a set of hand seals she seems exceptionally comfortable with. As soon as she places her hands against her chest, her seals change colors, lighting up brightly and pumping her full of chakra. "Alrighty then…" She comments to herself… then more hand seals. "Take this!" She claps her hands together and then spreads them out into the air, creating a massive seal in front of her. The letter of the outside of the seal suddenly snakes forth, rushing to meet the eagles in midair.
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Nori roll(s) Flight Manuevers from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 22. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Nori roll(s) Flight Manuevers from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 44. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Flight Manuevers from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 29. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Flight Manuevers from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 32. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Nori roll(s) Wind Gust from 10 to 40 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Nori roll(s) Wind Gust from 10 to 40 and get(s) a 13. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Wind Gust from 10 to 40 and get(s) a 27. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Wind Gust from 10 to 40 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Nori
RPCOMBAT: Nori defends against with a EARTH-BARRIER…39
RPCOMBAT: Nori defends against with a EARTH-BARRIER…45
The Eagles are grabbed by those hands and sapped of strength. For Nori, the many dirt hands is more of an annoyance for the Eagles, causing them to miscalculate their flight manuevers and slam into trees. Miyo on the other hand has those interesting seals of hers that not only sap the Eagles of their energies, but also cause them to be paralyzed and drop out of the skies entirely.
An owl drops next to Miyo and is dead. Nori regains his composure after that and watches as several more Eagles come in. This time they are close enough to attack the shinobi…and so they do. The Eagles swoop in and suddenly wind gusts shoot at Miyo and Nori, trying to knock them out of the trees. Nori handseals up several barriers and protects himself while throwing out larger, badder, hands, resmebling the hands of a Kami, at his attackers.
RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with HANDS-OF-SARUTAHIKO…63
RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with HANDS-OF-SARUTAHIKO…54
+ Miyo watches with a bit of saddness as the battle begins. She watches, filled with sadness, as the owl falls nearby, dead. "Oh no…" She whimpers, and then looks back to the sky to see the incoming eagle using the wind attacks upon her. She begins digging into her robes for defensive seals to keep her safe, however, Nori is far quicker and manages to raise the earth hands to absorb the attacks and return to the offensive. Miyo decides, then, to switch her attacks from seals to shuriken, and quickly begins flicking storms of the small, metal objects into the sky like a flak cannon.
RPCOMBAT: Miyo attacks with TRICKY-SHARP-THROW…41
RPCOMBAT: Miyo attacks with TRICKY-SHARP-THROW…44
RPCOMBAT: Miyo attacks with TRICKY-SHARP-THROW…26
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Nori roll(s) Flight Manuever from 20 to 70 and get(s) a 32. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Nori roll(s) Flight Manuever from 20 to 70 and get(s) a 21. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Flight Manuever from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 44. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Flight Manuever from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 38. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Flight Manuever from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Nori roll(s) Lightning Needles from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 35. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Nori roll(s) Lightning Needles from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Lightning Needles from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 37. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Scrubs for Miyo roll(s) Lightning Needles from 20 to 50 and get(s) a 38. - Rolled by: Nori
RPCOMBAT: Nori defends against with a EARTH-DOME…58
RPCOMBAT: Nori defends against with a EARTH-BARRIER…42
The eagles are hit by every attack except for Miyo's first. That one shuriken just narrowly is dodged by the Eagle flopping down out of the sky and then gaining ground again. The only problem…the second shuriken makes perfect contact, almost as if that is what Miyo had intended in the first place. The other eagles and owls get drained and/or hit with the shuriken. It is then that a large Eagle, the size of a tower, targets both Nori and Miyo. The Yamanaka boy creates a quick half-dome of earth that the lightning needles explode, but Nori is quick to add another earth barrier behind the half-dome…and Nori is safe. He then looks for Miyo. If she's alright to continue to attack, he would start off by trying to switch to Genjutsu. The large eagle might see more dirt hands coming at him, only to have them smack at him rather than drain him.
RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with MIND-LOCK-II…53
RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with FALSE-HANDS…70
RPCOMBAT: Miyo defends against with a SEAL-BARRIER…27
RPCOMBAT: Miyo defends against with a SEAL-BARRIER…27
+ Miyo finds herself completely overwhelmed by what is going on, and when the tower-sized eagle appears, she is taken over by a bit of fear and maybe overwhelming sense of awe. It was.. huge! And then there were a ton of lightning needles flying towards Miyo, who attempts to pull forth some Chakra tags and create barriers, but the tags are far too weak and the needles explode against them before breaking through and crashing into Miyo and the tree she is standing upn. As they strike her, she lets out a pained scream and loses her footing, tipping backwards and landing on her shoulders against a branch beneath her before tipping off and rapidly falling to the ground to land on her back with a loud thud and puff of dust. She didn't really seem like she was moving too much, but did manage to let out a groan. Those Uzumaki could sure take a beating… particularly Miyo…
[NPC System]: Eagle Leader roll(s) Tough Feathers from 30 to 60 and get(s) a 35. - Rolled by: Nori
RP: Nori makes a Spd roll and got 17.
The Eagle Leader is hit by the mind-lock and instantly pauses. He was at least soaring, but then again…that means he was headed for Miyo and Nori. The young Yamanaka managed to slow the big beast down, but the Eagle Leader wasn't going to stop there. Nori spots Miyo on the ground and erks. The boy quickly moves to her side and picks her up. They're going to have to move and fast for the Leader is about to bring down the rain…lightning rain.
A large column of lightning hits the nest where Nori and Miyo once were. Luckily, they are no longer there. Nori pinches Miyo, "Come on Miyo-chan. Get up. You're okay. I need you here."
+ Miyo let's out a squeak as Nori picks her up and carries her off, and then yelps when he pinches her. "I'm awake! I'm awake!" She then lets out a groan and looks to Nori. "I'm pretty sure I Just fell thirty feet.. be glad I'm still even alive…" She lets out a bit of a sigh. "I think I may have broken the tree…" She grumbles and rolls out of Nori's arms to stand up again. She wobbles back and forth a bit before steadying herself. "I have no idea how I am still alive… probably thanks to my body being so full of chakra its like a sponge…"
Nori doesn't even skip a beat as Miyo goes into thinking her being alive has all to do with her toughness. Nori nods, "That is exactly what happened. I saw you take those hits and then you dropped and hit the tree only to shatter it. You landed here without another scratch on you. Must be that armor you wear and your natural hardiness." He nod nods and then states, "Let's take that boss down. You sap his energies from his head and I'll go for his tails and feet. We go on three….two…one." And Nori starts to move into a series of seals. Hands of dirt come out to grab at the Boss's legs too, hopefully slowing the large guy down for Miyo to hit him in the head.
RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with HANDS-OF-SARUTAHIKO…75
RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with HANDS-OF-SARUTAHIKO…52
RPCOMBAT: Miyo attacks with NORTHERN-HEAVENS-SEAL…38
RPCOMBAT: Miyo attacks with NORTHERN-HEAVENS-SEAL…37
+ Miyo nods, and stumbles to the side before turning to face the Leader-Eagle and then raises her heads unsteadily. "Ugh… Im going to be sore tomorrow." She then grimaces as she performs her handseals, much slower than before, and then forms the large seal again, lettering snaking out towards the eagle. "I hope this works…" She grumbles, figuring that if their leader goes down, the rest of the eagles will give in! Maybe just wishful thinking, she didn't even know if it was their leader! "Come on…"
[NPC System]: Eagle Leader roll(s) Tough Feathers from 20 to 60 and get(s) a 31. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Leader roll(s) Tough Feathers from 20 to 60 and get(s) a 45. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Leader for Miyo roll(s) Tough Feathers from 20 to 60 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Nori
[NPC System]: Eagle Leader for Miyo roll(s) Tough Feathers from 20 to 60 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Nori
The Eagle Leader is hit by just about every attack, greatly slowing it down. With that much energy drained from it all at one time, along with the quick drain northern heavens seal, the beast becomes paralyzed. It was mid forward flap when it was hit, so its wings folded into its body. This means that it goes rocketing out of the sky like a lead weight. Nori blinks and looks over to Miyo, "Nice shots!"
Just as she was wishing, as soon as the large Leader Eagle goes down, the rest of the eagles lose their gumption to fight and begin turning tail and running. The owls that stick around go in for the kill agains the now grounded Leader Eagle. It isn't long until that eagle is just a pile of feathers and blood. Nori looks over to Miyo, "And here you are, after all that talk about being afraid that you wouldn't be good enough…that you'd freeze in battle…you were magnificent Miyo-chan!"
+ With the big eagle down, Miyo turns away. She does not wish to view the carnage the owls wreak upon its body. She shakes her head sadly at the loss of life, something she became a shinobi to prevent where and when she could. It's so sad, she thought, that to stop a life from being taken one must be taken. How was it that she was supposed to choose? "Nori-san…" She starts when he begins complimenting her. "I don't…." She turns away from him and looks off into the distance. "I don't really want to hear that… I just kind of want to go home…" She seems very sad, maybe even depressed.
Nori nods, understanding the situation. He very quickly reverts to his usual self, an owl forming out of Nori's fleshy parts (as if out of nowhere), and the boy states, "Come this way first. Let me remind you what this was all about." The farmer's son turned shinobi scoops up an owl chic and hands it to Miyo. It coos, is very warm and very soft to the touch…and super super kawaii! Nori grins, "This is why we were fighting. This is why blood was spilled, so that this little life could live."
+ Miyo takes the little owl chick and smiles slightly. After giving it a little pet she turns back to Nori. "I'd rather not try and justify the loss of life. It would have been far better to resolve it without bloodshed, well before things ever got this bad…" She looks back to the chick and cuddles it a bit. "I only helped because I knew that if the owls lost, more would die than if the eagles were repelled… I didn't want either to die…"
Nori nods to Miyo, "You speak with wisdom, and that is the path we would have prefered to take as well…but sometimes certain creatures just will not be reasoned with. It is not like the Owls didn't try. Sometimes the path of peaceful resolution is seen as weakness amongst those who follow the path of powerful resolution." Nori shrugs though and takes the chiclet back. He places it back in the nest and then states, "I'll get you a ride home. I'm going to stay here and help clean up." Who knows what he means by that exactly? Take out stragglers, actually fix the place up…who knows. And so, Miyo is shown a trusty steed (of the Owl type) to board, because Owls are boarded. Once she is aboard the Owl, it'd bring her home to Konohagakure, leaving the bloodshed behind.