Run-in at the Waterfall


Nori, Hiei, Hiroyasu

Date: April 21, 2013


Nori is watching an area that had some suspicious activity when Hiei walks into the area. Two men walk in with a crate full of explosive tags and all manner of troubles ensue. Hiroyasu comes as backup.

Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.

"Run-in at the Waterfall"

Waterfall outside of Konohagakure

Nori is stationed at the Waterfalls, under a little canopy of rock and leaves looking out into the wilderness. Apparently there was some suspicious activity here a few days ago and Nori was sent out on a test run to watch over the area. As a sensor-nin, he is actually a pretty good fit for the task, but when it comes down to it, sitting and watching is booooooring. Still, the young Yamanaka genin is trying his best to do his job His chakra senses are extended out, so if anyone wanders into his range of perception, he should pick them up…hint hint.

Hiei is out exploring again, though this time, he's not lost. Hearing someone mention a waterfall in the village, he had set out to find it. Unknowingly moving into Nori's range of perception, he perches on a tree branch once he makes it to the area to check it out in all it's splendor. He glances up to the top of the waterfall and considers grabbing Hiro later and coming back to hang out. He could just see himself diving off the thing…total adrenaline rush.

Nori blinks as his sixth sense catches an influx of chakra into the area. After having been following a rabbit around for a bit, which is quite taxing actually (the whole sensing a small critter with small amounts of chakra). Comparatively, Hiei practically blazes with a shinobi's chakra reserves.
Nori thinks about calling out to Hiei, but then again, his mission would be compromised possibly if that were to happen. Instead, he starts to sink into the earth below him. The Konohagakure Genin can use underground fish projection to move through the ground; however, as he gets to where his head would dip below the dirt, he pauses. Two more figures, with chakra levels somewhere between the rabbit and Hiei's, come into 'view'. Nori herms and waits for a moment.
The two figures come forward toward Hiei, not yet realizing that the shinobi is there. It is obvious that they are villagers, and it looks like they have a crate full of what looks to be chakra tags that they are hauling somewhere. One talks to the other, "This should be a biiig one," and he chuckles.

Hiei was about to leap off the tree branch and move towards the water proper, but he catches sight of two figures hauling chakra tags. Now, Hiei really isn't sure how they do business here in the Land of the Leaf, but the words 'this should be a biig one' indicates to him that they're making some sort of score. However, since he had no jurisdiction here, for the moment, he continues to watch them. If nothing else, he'd follow them quietly to see exactly what it is they're up to. Then he'd report it to the first Leaf shinobi that came across.

Hiroyasu darts between the trees, his nimble feet skipping across the ground. As usual, he was out in the wilderness hunting herbs and edibles to trade in the market, there was always just one more thing that people always wanted before giving you what you need. He stops at one tree gathering some moss growing on the side of a large wooden behemoth, then his eyes darting around in their usual information gathering mode, mushrooms.. no those are poisonous. Herb, causes intestinal distress , once was enough. Then heavy footprints in the soft under brush, "Ehh, what are you" he mumbles bending down to eye them, "Not the sole of a shinobi, or an animal." He looks around but sees nothing but tree after tree, he sniffs the air for any traces of unusual scents and listens for sounds.

RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with STEALTH…21

The two men carrying their payload catch movement in the trees and stop. One calls out, "Come out, come out, wherever you are." The other grunts and starts to lower the crate, making the other say, "Hey, watch it!" Both of the men are fairly muscular, and given the size of the crate and how they are straining, the crate is probably heavy. Once the crate is down, the speaking one reaches up and presses at something near his ear. He speaks into it, "We may have enemy movement here. Requiring backup at the Waterfall." Uh-oh.
Nori decides that now would be a good time to move from his dirt perch and head through the ground towards the two men…and so he does. As he travels, the grunter, takes a kunai and chucks it roughly in the direction of Hiei. It seems that Hiroyasu goes un-noticed for now.

Grunter roll(s) Kunai_Throw from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 16. - Rolled by: Nori
RPCOMBAT: Nori defends against with a CHAKRA-SENSING-TECHNIQUE…48
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a REPLACEMENT-TECHNIQUE…14

When the kunai knife is thrown, Hiei was in the process of doing the necessary hand gestures to activate the subsitution jutsu. However, the knife whizzes by, scratching his shoulder and the ninja falls off the branch and onto the ground. He rolls over onto his stomach and pushes himself up to his feet. "There wouldn't be a possibility that we could talk about this, is there? I'm not even from around here…" He says to the men.

Hiroyasu is paying attention to the sounds of woods and smells of the area, he can hear the shouts and begins to approach quietly. "Please don't let it me Hiei" repeats in his head over and over, another unsanctioned spar in the deep forest, Hiei was at least trying to avoid sensei this time. He comes to stop, peeking into the source of commotion. His shoulders fall, it was Hiei. He waits for a moment to ascertain the situation and prepare his counter-measures, a hand firmly lodged in the pouch at his side.

The grunter just grunts. Yup, he's an odd one. Meanwhile, the chatter-box speaks, "Well, wouldn't you know it. We've got a wee-lil Genin on our hands.or maybe even worse, an Academy student? I mean, I'm pretty sure you were just trying to flush him out of the trees, not really hit him." Grunter grunts again, but it almost seems like he's laughing. Chatty-Kato says, "I certainly hope, for your sake, that you have back-up." The talker moves in to punch for Hiei and then kick him.
Nori meanwhile focuses some energy and then pops up out of the ground next to the chakra tags. "Stop or I blow all of us up." Mutually assured destruction could work maybe? The Grunter doesn't buy it though, and a kunai is thrown at Nori in an attempt to separate him from the tags.
Meanwhile, that back-up that Chatty-Kato called for arrives…right on top of Hiroyasu's position. The back-up is a man that flies out of the trees and comes kicking at Hiroyasu.

COMBAT: Nori focuses 3000 stamina to turn it into usable chakra!
Chatty-Kato roll(s) Punch from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 17. - Rolled by: Nori
Chatty-Kato roll(s) Kick-for-Hiei from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 15. - Rolled by: Nori
Grunter roll(s) Kunai-for-Nori from 15 to 25 and get(s) a 18. - Rolled by: Nori
Backup roll(s) Kick-for-Hiro from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 19. - Rolled by: Nori
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a DODGE…17
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a DODGE…17

Hiei turns to the side, barely moving out of the way of the punch and then he hops backwards, dodging the kick from the thug. "Guys, it really would have been better for you if you had negotiated. I'm not from around here." Catching sight of Nori coming out of the ground and noticing Hiro showing up, he smiles. "And I've got backup." He spins in place, kicking out at the guy and then takes a step forwards, closing the space between them. He aims a palm-strike towards the guy's abdomen. He wouldn't draw his sword, afterall these guys could be villagers. He didn't want to do permanent damage.

RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with PHYSICAL…17
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu defends against with a SEAL-BARRIER…18
Chatty-Kato roll(s) Dodge-for-Phys from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 18. - Rolled by: Nori
Chatty-Kato roll(s) Dodge-for-Soulstrike from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Nori

Hiroyasu spins around raising his hand, a shield of chakra burns into existence extending from the seal in his hand. The strength from the man's kick shatters it before not before being reduced to manageable levels, His extended hands are clipped by the mans foot, he paper seal burning into ash as it's thrown aside. "I've got your back Hiei!" he says before reaching into his pouch and sending out a barrage of paper seals at his imminent threat.

RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with CHAKRA-HARDENED-SEAL…16
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with CHAKRA-HARDENED-SEAL…16
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with CHAKRA-HARDENED-SEAL…22
Backup roll(s) Dodge-for-Seal from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 13. - Rolled by: Nori
Backup roll(s) Dodge-for-Seal from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Nori
Backup roll(s) Dodge-for-Seal from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 14. - Rolled by: Nori
RPCOMBAT: Nori defends against with a EARTH-BARRIER…44

Hiei's attacks are nimbly danced around by the larger man. It seems like he was anticipating the kick and punch, as for each one he just barely gets out of the way in time. Chatty-Kato says, "Oooh, so close. I don't really care if you're from here or not. You're a shinobi, says so by your fore-head protector. As far as I'm concerned, you should all just crawl back underground from where you came…like that guy," and he thumbs over to Nori. Chatty-Kato claps his hands and rushes forward, saying, "Why don't I help you permanently reside in the earth then hmm?" He throws out a round-house kick and uses the momentum, whether it hits or misses, to spin into a spinning heel-kick.
Hiroyasu's opponent wears a face-mask and is otherwise silent as he attacks. The fact taht the seal-shield shattered doesn't even elicit an inkling of excitement. Instead, as Hiroyasu moves into attack-mode, Backup dips and rolls his body away from the paper knife. The first time he is stabbed in the arm, which releases adrenaline into his system so that he dodges the second attack. The fourth one just skewers him in the side. He coughs, and the mask looks to grow a darker, wetter color. Still, he attacks again with one wild hay-maker from his good-side.
Nori on the other hand pulls up a wall of dirt and small pebbles as the kunai comes for him. The wall is quite impressive by the looks of it too, as it also cuts off the two men from their stash of chakra tags. Nori heads up and over the wall using tree-walking and drops down, throwing out his mind to momentarily hold the man in place. If the mind-body-switch is a haymaker with the full weight of the mind behind it, the mind-lock is a jab.

RPCOMBAT: Nori attacks with MIND-LOCK…31
Chatty-Kato roll(s) Roundhouse-for-Hiei from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 12. - Rolled by: Nori
Chatty-Kato roll(s) Heelkick-for-Hiei from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 18. - Rolled by: Nori
Backup roll(s) Haymaker-for-Hiro from 13 to 23 and get(s) a 19. - Rolled by: Nori
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a DODGE…11
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a DODGE…24

Hand to hand battle. That's what Hiei lives for. Hiro was the seal guy, Hiei was the brawler. The round house clips him on the chin, causing him to stagger backwards. This aids Hiei in dodging the heel kick. Ducking low, he attempts to sweep the guy off his feet before aiming another palm-strike towards his center mass. "For someone who doesn't like shinobi, you sure fight like one. Jealous of us, are you? Couldn't hack the academy? Are you a failure?" Yes, Hiei was taunting him. An angry man makes mistakes. Hiei was attempting to exploit that.

RPCOMBAT: Hiei attacks with PHYSICAL…23
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu defends against with a DODGE…17

Hiroyasu attempts to move out of the way of the haymaker by ducking under it, he doesn't gauge the wild-arm swing quite right and it pangs off his forehead protector giving him quite the ringing headache. "Owww, Oww. NOT THE FACE!" he shouts leaping backwards pulling out two more seals between his fingers launching them a fanning flip of his wrist, their blue aura bursting into existence mid-air.

RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with CHAKRA-HARDENED-SEAL…16
RPCOMBAT: Hiroyasu attacks with CHAKRA-HARDENED-SEAL…17
Backup roll(s) Dodge-for-Seal from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 18. - Rolled by: Nori
Backup roll(s) Dodge-for-Seal from 10 to 20 and get(s) a 14. - Rolled by: Nori

Chatty-Kato blows out a rasberry as the boy taunts him. "I may be a brawler, but I ain't no shinobi. I don't use that chakra-spray to fight dirty. My fighting style only ever leaves my opponent hurt. No one else is ever dragged into the fray like when you guys use your chakra." Yup, that's why he's thundered off. Both of Hiei's attacks make contact and the talkative man finds himself on his back with one lung deflated. Without being able to suck in air effectively (in fact it would hurt like drop), he can't even pull himself up off his feet.
Nori meanwhile snags Grunter with his mental push-points and pulls out a kunai. Holding it to Grunter's throat, Nori states, "Surrender or I'll force you to do so. Move and you will be the cause of your own death. I do not wish to hurt you." The man grunts but does not move. Nori looks to the others and herms.
Hiroyasu's opponent falls to the ground as Hiroyasu's chakra tags soar through the air. The first goes blazing over the silent man's head, while the second plants itself firmly in the man's skull. It cracks open and spills out a bunch of blood. Whether due to the silent training or just that the crack affected the man's brain somehow…he dies without making a sound. It is eerie. Nori smiles as everyone handles their opponents at the same time, "Sweet. Now, eh…I have rope in the burlap sack on my back. If someone can fetch it and tie these two men up please? We can then march them to the village for medical treatment and interrogation. Oh, either of you strong enough to carry the crate in?" He chuckles.

Hiei pats the man he just put down on the cheek. "And that's why you're on the ground. Don't go anywhere, I'll be right back." He looks up and sees that Hiro has pretty much killed his guy…with paper. The Yotsuki raises a brow slightly, that was a new trick..he'd have to ask about it later. "I got it, Nori-san." He withdraws the rope out of Nori's backpack and then helps him tie up his prisoner, and the ties up the one that he took out. "I don't think I can carry that crate without help. We may have to come back for it."

Hiroyasu cautiously examines his less than hostile target, "I believe this one might be dead. Cause of death, Paper cut" he states looking to person other using his limited medical knowledge to put together a picture of the guys state and whether it was a rouse or clone. "Are you alight Hiei?" he asks still looking the target over.

Nori holds back a laugh as Hiroyasu states the cause of death. He then nods as neither of them seem to be able to carry the crate. By the look of his build (he's tiny), he certainly can't. So, he says, "I'll bury it." Two walls of earth rise up out of the ground around the crate, forming a small trench between them. The crate falls slowly into the trench, which is then filled back in by the earth. Where the crate once stood, now a mound of dirt remains. Nori shrugs, "Good enough. Let's get these guys back. Thank you for your help. I am sorry you were drawn into our problems."

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