Date: July 26, 2016
A patrol. Nothing too special. And then giant cockroaches happen.
Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.
"Scientist Troubles - Cockroach Creations"
Land of Lightning
Time for a patrol!! … Wait, why are all these high-level shinobi going on it? You have Reza and Amani… And then Arashi and Hanami… That's two Jounin and two Chuunin!! Well, Kumogakure /is/ a pretty scary place nowadays. Their Head Ninja is missing, the Storm Brigade was still a huge threat, and then that attack from Goat had shaken a few people's nerves. They weren't sure who, if any, were to take the blame. That's why such a strong team was sent out, really. Especially given some of the evidence.
Today's patrol would go further out than most due to their members' perceived strength. They would reach the very edges of the Land of Lightning's southern border today, which means they better head out in the early morning. Now, who was leading this fine patrol? Officially, it was Amani, of all people… Just due to seniority, really. *camera pans to see how this plays out*
"Mmmmmrrrrggggh," Amani groaned to herself. "Alright, alright. So, we have to patrol and all and I suppose I have to be the one to…lead you all through it. Recent events require me to do this, though I would much rather be doing something else… But! A shinobi has gone missing and even more so, a friend. To us all. At least, I would hope she would be. Everybody is turning into me these days," she huffed. "Anyway, our job is simple. I want us each to spread out and search a selected area that I have marked on the maps I've handed out. We will be in groups so as to keep one another safer. I can't risk having another shinobi going missing here."
Arashi was sitting on a post and just nodding to Amani. She was sent to lead this. Probably because of her medical ability actually. Her being the lead one, and her still being decent in combat. He looked at her for a moment and just nods to what she said. "I see. Well in that case who is working with who? From my knowledge you and Reza are the strongest of us four so I assume you will each be leading a search party of two." He asked. "But yeah. With how much we gotta do it makes sense. Especially with everything that has happened recently." He sighed and shook his head.
Reza would be following Amani's lead for this one with a grin on his face. "I'm sure we'd all rather be doing something more proactive but..unfortunately this is what we got at the moment. That said. We'll have her back, so I'm not worried…for her that is." Cracking his knuckles. "Doesn't mean they'll get any mercy from me if…..rather when i get my hands on those who did it. Anything particular we need to keep our eyes open for?"
Hanami had gotten the assignment for patrol. Was a little surprised by the group but guess it makes sense. With things as they are, scouting out farther than usual would be good in case something does come up. Leaving Honi behind for this one she grabs the gear she'll need for the patrol then heads out. Once she arrives she greets the other members of the group then listens in as Amani gives out the orders. She nods, "Was going to ask too, what're the teams to search?"
"One jounin to one chuunin. I think that should be sufficient enough and will balance us out," Amani remarked. "I wish I could say for certain what we're looking for, but in a general sense, we are looking for activity of any kind, be it our usual run of the mill activities or those more closely associated with the recent events plaguing our village at this time. I haven't had the time to discuss anything that would render me any fruitful results, so all I can ask now is that you all rely on what information you have and your instincts."
She withdrew a map and looked it over. "I will work with Arashi, Reza, you will work with Hanami," she directed. "We will start here and spread our search outward. We can reconvene back at this spot once we've taken our round. Keep your eyes out for anything, rogue agents, affiliates, associates, roaches, bystanders, so on and so forth. Mostly the roaches. Everyone is confident in their abilities until one starts flying around. I have seen grown men break just seeing one take flight. Be cautious."
Arashi nods slowly. "That sounds like a good plan." He looked over each person here, and nods slowly before looking at Reza. "I figure me and you do have the same skillset anyways." He says to everyone here before listening to Amani and nodding. "Works for me." He states before looking at Amani. "Well I guess I get to follow you." He just facepalms at the talk of roaches though. "Yeah I doubt that will happen, but I will keep an eye out." He shook his head lightly.
"Roaches…meh. Annoying. And yeah don't need to overdose on lasers. Get light poisoning that way….look it up it's a thing." Reza would smirk before turning towards Hanami. "So you and me. You ready?"
It's a good thing Amani said to look out for roaches, really… Probably a really good thing. You know those weird types of people that are often known as 'scientists'? And then there are also ones that are considered 'mad', too. Those 'mad scientists' like to study the darnedest things! Take, for example, how roaches seem to survive everything under the sun. Really. Squishing them never seems to work. Poison seems to just draw them in more. Nuclear bombs (are those discovered yet?) are also pretty ineffective. Also, as stated by Wanda in the Fairly OddParents, they seem to be immune to magic. One wonders if that includes the magic of chakra…
Hopefully they are /not/ immune to chakra, because that would be very very bad. Amani might agree with the above statement since she gets to see the first sign of the danger: A very very very very very big cockroach that is a billion times the size of a normal one. A billion? Maybe not… But it /is/ the size of a modern-day car… c.c; How terrifying. The GM Doesn't want to go into details because she doesn't want nightmares, but the thing sees Amani and decides to charge right at the Jounin! c.c;
Arashi and Reza run into a very similar issue, except their roach is bigger than the one Amani has to deal with. It's about as tall as a one-story home. Oh hax… Again, the GM doesn't want to go into details because of nightmares, but suffice to say the cockroach might accidentally step on the (insert Russian accent) puny Kumogakure Ninja :|
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Chaaaarge! vs. Amani from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 37. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Amani defends against with a SOUND-BARRIER…61
"And now we begin our patrols. I expect to see you all back here in thirty minutes!" Amani pointed to the area that was to be the rendezvous point. Taking out a kunai, she threw it into the ground, just to make extra sure. "Alright, let's go—err, no. No, let's not go. Not go!" She shouted as she turned to face a giant roach. She stared it down as its beady eyes and antenna began to draw closer and quickly! She quickly placed her hands together and placed them outward to form a cushion of sound between her and the roach.
"I said it! I said to look out for the roaches! Especially the roaches!" She emphasized her point once more as she utilized an opportunity to let the roach pass. She then gathered her chakra and prepared for an attack. "Forget patrolling. These fiends must be dealt with right now. Use whatever jutsu is at your disposal! Lasers, fists, concentrated poisons that are effective against these kinds of things! Whatever you have, just use it to kill. Without mercy!" Now it's time to give this roach what for! She chased after the roach and used her own fists as weapons to strike out at the beast.
COMBAT: Amani focuses 3021 stamina to turn it into 3900 usable chakra!
COMBAT: Amani attacks target 1 with SONIC-JAB with a roll of: 39
COMBAT: Amani attacks target 1 with SONIC-JAB with a roll of: 45
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Armor? vs. Amani (39) from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 41. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Armor? vs. Amani (45) from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 50. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Stip-steppin'! vs. Arashi from 20 to 40 and get(s) a 26. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Arashi defends against with a SPARK-SHIFT…28
Arashi was just walking along not expecting roaches of course, but… Here they were. Okay then. Who decided those would be a good thing to create are freaking stupid. Luckily he had plenty of ways to handle bugs and pests. "Reza. I will try to hold that big one down. Hopefully once it is held up we can destroy it in one quick blow." He says to his clan mate. Firstly he would fire a bit of storm needles. That would hopefully distract it for him to spit water in its face.. A whole lot of it. And it quickly formed into a sorta chain like thing to tie it in place.
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with STRANGE-STINGING with a roll of: 41
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with WATER-CHAINS with a roll of: 51
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Armor? vs. Arashi (41) from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 29. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Oww! *skitter* vs. Arashi (51) from 34 to 61 and get(s) a 54. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Stip-steppin'! vs. Reza from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 40. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Reza defends against with a BODY-FLICKER-TECHNIQUE…44
Reza grit his teeth. "Amani-san just HAD to say something." Reza mutters as his assigned route is suddenly attacked by a HUGE roach. With a swiftness he rarely displays Reza dives out of the way quickly knocking Hanami away from the attack as well. Stopping his slide along the ground with a kunai drawn mid-manuever Reza would quickly draw a second kunai. "I should be able to finish this….without touching it….i hope." With that Reza would launch the second kunai revealing an attached explosive seal. Hit or miss he'd release the other kunai charged with lightning under the first's distraction.
COMBAT: Reza attacks target 1 with EXPLOSIVE-TAG with a roll of: 28
COMBAT: Reza attacks target 1 with LIGHTNING-SHARP with a roll of: 46
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Armor!! vs. Reza (28) from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 43. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Armor!! vs. Reza (46) from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 50. - Rolled by: Rockpath
So, a roach is a bit confused when it runs into a barrier of sound. Did it bang its head on some wall? But there was no wall… Only a puny human. How confusing. The bug stood there, trying to (apparently) think about what exactly it ran into, paying no mind to the human-bug trying to jab it with her fists. Silly Amani… She gonna have to punch harder than that to get through that shell of his c.c;
Good thing the whole team is sorta grouped together! Arashi's attempt to sting one with storm chakra is quite successful! …. Sort of. It actually runs away from the pain, much like normal bugs tend to do, which means it avoids Arashi's chains by pure luck and maybe a bit of speed. A lot of speed, actually. Thankfully, the group is also not surrounded by trees. Disclaimer No trees were hurt in the process of this mission! Disclaimer
If Amani was silly, Reza was probably sillier. Trying to use tactics on a bug… Silly Hizumu! The bug dun care wut u do >:| It's just minding its own business, still contemplating over what it ran into. It isn't very smart, is it… This puzzlement has it just sitting there, though, unlike its companion. The one Arashi zapped comes charging in, trying to bowl all three shinobi over! And also Hanami, wherever she disappeared to…
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Charrrrgggge!!! vs. Amani from 34 to 61 and get(s) a 43. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Amani defends against with a SOUND-BARRIER…48
RP: Amani transforms into NEJIGAN-II.
COMBAT: Amani attacks target 1 with SONIC-SCREAM with a roll of: 28
COMBAT: Amani attacks target 1 with SONIC-SHARP with a roll of: 52
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Dat Armor doe… vs. Amani (28) from 34 to 61 and get(s) a 58. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Dat Armor doe… vs. Amani (52) from 34 to 61 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Rockpath
"I said it because it was the truth!" Amani called out as she tossed up another barrier of sound to stop this roach. Seemed to stop the other one… "I see what I must do…" She remarked darkly. "Who sent these out here?!" She shouted while transforming. Seeing insects in…this new way was not pleasant. Not anymore pleasant than seeing them with normal eyesight, but now she can… hear things even more. The chitterings, the clickings of their shells, rubbing of their wings. This…was a bad idea, but… "I will see to it that they are destroyed! Vanquished! Terminated!" She drew out another kunai and augmented it with sound to drive the point home further on one of the roaches.
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Charrrrgggge!!! vs. Arashi from 34 to 61 and get(s) a 52. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Arashi defends against with a STORM-ORBS…55
COMBAT: Arashi focuses 6798 stamina to turn it into 8619 usable chakra!
Arashi frowned for a moment. Suddenly he formed seals that formed orbs of chakra to basically stop in front of the roach and knock it backwards and away from him. "These roaches are a pain. What in the world…" He sighed a bit before looking over at Reza. "Lets just give it all we got. Alright?" He said to him with a smirk before chakra seemingly surrounded him. The big part was the obvious orbs that were floating around him. Ones made of storm chakra he would be able to use for combat. Likely. He would then use those orbs and they all started firing into beams at the roach. Interesting….. Though it isn't anything special yet.
RP: Arashi transforms into STORMY-SHIELD.
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with LASER-CIRCUS with a roll of: 75
[NPC System]: Giant Roach roll(s) STRONK ARMOR vs. Arashi (75) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 89. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) Charrrrgggge!!! vs. Reza from 34 to 61 and get(s) a 37. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Reza defends against with a BODY-FLICKER-TECHNIQUE…28
RPCOMBAT: Reza took 500 damage.
Reza would be mid-planning as the roach rushed back towards him. This time a bit slow on the draw and was knocked off his feet and onto his back. Quickly he'd shudder at the meer contact with that thing before rolling back to his feet. "Okay…that's it. KILLIN YA BOTH!" Reza's eyes would ignite as Arashi launched the laser circus technique he'd join in the chorus of singing lasers. Aiming his sealed fists into the direction of the roaches. His goal to wound their legs and eliminate their offense.
RP: Reza transforms into STORM-AURA-LVL-1.
COMBAT: Reza attacks target 1 with LASER-CIRCUS with a roll of: 70
[NPC System]: Giant Roach roll(s) STRONK ARMOR vs. Reza (70) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 58. - Rolled by: Rockpath
Screaming does work on the cockroaches, it seems. Or at least, Amani's yelling doesn't. It seems quite oblivious to that, really. Maybe because it is all the way up there and Amani is all the way down there? Well, the point is, Amani is ignored until the kunai finds a weaker point in that armor of its. The cockroach doesn't like that, and it starts stomping around because it is sort of in pain right now. Not the best time to be near that roach…
Arashi's attempts to fire lasers at it? Not working out so great. They are more like gnats to a horse given how much effect it has on the cockroach's shell. Wait, is that a crack? It sorta looks like it… Maybe if they keep piling on the attacks, something will work. It can't hold out forever, right?? They're just giant-1337 Cockroaches. It seems Reza's Laser Beams do da trick, shattering a section of that shell, though it was mostly affecting their legs. Good. That was their weak point, actually… Guess running around is out of the question now… Of course, that also means the cockroaches are going down. TIMBER!!!
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) STOMP! vs. All from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 40. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) That Ke$ha Song vs. All from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 51. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Amani defends against with a SOUND-BARRIER…49
RP: Amani transforms into NEJIGAN-IV.
RPCOMBAT: Amani defends against with a SOUND-BARRIER…61
"Grraaah!" Amani is entirely infuriated that these creatures have the upperhand and with little effort on their part! "I should've did this before, but I was too busy thinking that I'd play things safe, well not anymore." She lifted up her defenses once more. "You will feel my wrath. I will make sure it is by my hand that you are crushed so that you know I am to be feared! That the foot must also be feared!"
No, she's not doing so hot right now. More eyesight means being able to hear /everything/ these roaches have to offer. Their sounds are even more magnified now, but it is a necessary sacrifice to see to it that the foe is felled! Focusing the chakra into her arm, she pulls back and forces it forward to send both it and a stream of sound forward with the intent to kill.
COMBAT: Amani attacks target 1 with PIERCING-PITCH with a roll of: 42
[NPC System]: Giant Roach roll(s) Armor vs. Amani (42) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 19. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) STOMP! vs. All from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 56. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) That Ke$ha Song vs. All from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 57. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Arashi defends against with a STORM-ORBS…67
RPCOMBAT: Arashi defends against with a STORM-ORBS…47
RPCOMBAT: Arashi took 750 damage.
These things were indeed a pain. And they just shrugged off his best move. Now we need a cockroach clan or someone that can summon them. Just forever survive. One of those cockroaches went down right onto him and he was lying there just like… OW! "If these things aren't dead can we make sure they stay down?" He asked before trying to slide out from under it or away from it and once again trying to grab it. He would also try to grab the other one… Set up for the team! "Are they dead yet? I don't know how we will know if they are truly dead…" He would find a spot to rest slightly before preparing his next skill for attack!
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with WATER-CHAINS with a roll of: 54
COMBAT: Arashi attacks target 1 with WATER-CHAINS with a roll of: 57
[NPC System]: Giant Roach roll(s) Not moving vs. Arashi (54) from 4 to 11 and get(s) a 10. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Roach roll(s) Not moving vs. Arashi (57) from 4 to 11 and get(s) a 10. - Rolled by: Rockpath
COMBAT: Reza focuses 7618 stamina to turn it into 9999 usable chakra!
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) STOMP! vs. All from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 63. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Giant Cockroach roll(s) That Ke$ha Song vs. All from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 62. - Rolled by: Rockpath
RPCOMBAT: Reza defends against with a WATER-ENCAMPMENT-WALL…56
RPCOMBAT: Reza defends against with a WATER-ENCAMPMENT-WALL…73
RPCOMBAT: Reza took 750 damage.
Reza attempted to leap away from the roach's steps only to get stomped on and laid flat on the ground. It was in that same instance that the roaches began to tumble. His eyes widened with alarm as Reza quickly flew into seals before sending a powerful burst of water from his mouth knocking the roach away from him by hitting it before it landed. Someone winded Reza quickly jumped to his feet forming seals before aiming an open palm towards the insects. A faint glow would suddenly become a small halo as a burst of light fired from him towards the bugs.
COMBAT: Reza attacks target 1 with LASER-BEAM with a roll of: 33
[NPC System]: Giant Roach roll(s) Armor vs. Reza (33) from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 24. - Rolled by: Rockpath
The good news is that Amani doesn't have to see (or hear) those awful nasty bugs ever again because she killed one of them. And then Reza zapped the other bad enough that it died, too. Who says roaches are impossible to kill? >:D *mad scientists raise hand* They roaches weren't actually going anywhere, so Arashi's attempts to hold them down were sort of pointless… But hey, the point is that now the roaches are dead. Yay, teamwork! But who the flip were the sickos that decided to make these critters -_- They aren't around right now, and no amount of searching would turn them up, sadly. Maybe he'll be found another time.
"When you see that last twitch before the antenna freeze, that is when you know you have slain it. When you see the legs curl under, lifeless and stiff, that is when you have won! And even after that, it is good to beat it a few more times, just in case. You have to be sure the roach is dead. Anything less is giving it a chance and they don't deserve chances!" She looked at her arm to see if any guts came off on it. If there were, she'd count it as both a victory and an opportunity to chop her arm off. This was not something a bath could handle. Might need to talk to those puppeteers in Suna… "Silence. Sweet silence! I can confirm they are dead, for they are no longer crawling around in my head and scratching their evil into my mind! I refused to join them and betray the both of you! They did sound convincing, though…"
Arashi frowned at his water not doing anything. He didn't know they were both just gonna die already. Just in case they tried to get back up you know? Anyways it didn't matter then as they finished it. "I see. Well no matter. Maybe stab them a few more times, but they seem dead." He shrugged and looked over his allies. "Good. Now Amani. What do we do? I am sure we should take these back and check them out, but should we wait here and see if we can find anything else in the area?"
Reza was tempted to sit there and continue blasting…but that wouldn't help anything really. Shaking his head before frowning towards Amani. "Amani…I swear if you betray us for some giant bugs I will tickle you till you're begging for more field work." Reza's voice carried no hint of joking despite the words totally being a joke. "I mean if we're still uneasy I'd happily scorch the earth just to be sure?" This time the joke was in his voice.
"They're dead. They're not talking anymore," Amani confirmed to Arashi. "I swear, I only considered it for a moment or…about half the battle, but still! I don't want to be tickled," she lamented. "I would love to scorch the earth, but there is no need. They have fallen silent and I have avoided a fate as their forced emissary!" She seemed a bit too delighted to say that. "Now, I just have to remember what we were doing out he—Oh, yes! Now I remember. We were supposed to be investigating this area. You know…I think we can come back here at a later date. After this, I'd much rather just go and clean myself up before the remains on my arm attempt assimilation. By later, I mean very soon. At least a day's time and perhaps even sooner if I indicate as much. Until then, consider it a day's wait."