Date: February 12, 2016
Kurome goes to destroy the lab that she had killed her arch nemesis in, but things just have to go badly as she does such.
Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.
"Shadow of the Scorpion - Underlings Unleashed"
Land of Fire
Kurome had sent a request to the Konoha administration, and the call was answered by … an interesting group of people >.>; Well, beggars can't be choosers. The woman would await the team's arrival at the gates of Konoha, tapping her foot rather impatiently. Those who arrive get a nod in greeting, but she needed to wait for everyone to join…
Daichi accepted it because he needed a mission that didn't involve him picking up trash. He was grumpy at that, but whatever. He decided he would take this one obviously, and he was happy to work under Kurome again. He made it there quickly too. "Hey! How are you Kurome? I guess we are waiting for the others before we talk about the mission huh?" So he waits with her.
Well, hopefully Kurome doesn't mind Yasuo being sen along on this mission. He's pretty adept a seeing things even Uchiha can't due to his Byakugan, so he should be useful on a mission such as this one. Arriving at the gate with his Chuunin vest on, the Hyuuga nods to Daichi then to Kurome, a faint smirk tugging at the edge of his lips at the impatience of the Hyuuga. "Ready when you are."
Whereas heavy footfalls would've more than likely announced his presence ahead of time, the trio gathered would have to rely on their eyes instead to notice him, what with all the traffic at the village entrance. Daichi and Yasuo are only given a passing glance before Yoshi's gaze focused on Kurome, taking her measure judging by intensity behind it. "… You are Uchiha Kurome, correct?" He asked stiffly with a voice somewhat muffled by all the bandages, then paused long enough for an answer. "I see… I've been hired to assist your team. I am Yoshi."
Kurome would blink a bit at Yoshi and just nod. "Hai. If you're ready, we'll go." The woman turns and suddenly sets off, moving at a quick pace. She'd slow down if needed, but she felt like she was in a hurry. "The lab should be deserted at this point," she tells the group. "We need to check over its contents and make sure we haven't missed anything valuable. Once done, we're burning it to the ground. End of story. Nothing recoverable. Yoshi, you work with Yasuo. Daichi, you're with me."
Daichi nods quickly and just follows along. "Alright. Sounds simple enough Kurome." He would then move to her side and stay right on her heels..well with room for dodging and such if need be, but he stayed close. "I assume we have a small chance of running into enemies?"
COMBAT: Daichi focuses 924 stamina to turn it into 1200 usable chakra!
As Yoshi approaches, Yasuo looks his way and lifts an eyebrow beneath the hair that covers the top part of his face. Why did Konoha see fit to bring a stranger on a mission to a lab where they might gain useful information? Seems a bit counter-productive. Still, if it's what's been ordered, may as well go along with it for now. He quickly follows the running Uchiha, wondering just what might be her hurry here if the place is supposed to be deserted… With a simple nod to Kurome as they move along, the Hyuuga agrees then casts a glance Yoshi's way. Well, demolition should be an easy enough task.
COMBAT: Yasuo focuses 4625 stamina to turn it into 6000 usable chakra!
RP: Yasuo transforms into BYAKUGAN-II.
Outside of a brief moment in which Yoshi had a faraway look in his eyes, the man hardly batted an eye at the prospect of having to destroy something. He simply nodded curtly as soon as his wits returned to him, then took off after the others. As fast as the Kirryu could be, Yoshi lagged behind the others. The distance would only grow if the others chose to take to the trees. Somehow, someway Yoshi managed to keep up enough to not lose the group, and even hear the conversation. "As you wish, mam." Is all he offered, caring not a wit openly about any dangers.
COMBAT: Kurome focuses 6785 stamina to turn it into 9000 usable chakra!
After traveling for a good few hours, they would finally reach the spot that Yasuo may recognize. There weren't any signs of people having been here, thankfully. Kurome took a moment to scan the area, though. Before the group was a rather barren land. There was no snow on the ground, as this land was too near the heated Land of Wind desert for such to exist. A few trees existed with no leaves, and a few of them looked like they were recovering from old scars. There was a lake in front of them that was fairly expansive, too. Along the way, there were small bits of crystal and claw marks littering the area, but all of them were old and dull.
"Here we are," Kurome would tell them. "Yasuo-san, can you see anything?" Kurome would also remove a kunai from her pouch and fling it into the water, waiting to see if something would happen… Because the last time something (well, she) touched the water, some water monsters decided to pop up. c.c;
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 1 with SHARP with a roll of: 26
Daichi didn't get his question answered about expecting enemies, but with how she attacked the water he assumed it could be expected. He looked at the others and waited. He himself had no chance to see anything, so he just waited and waited and waited. "Kurome…. What happened here? Do you know?" He frowned a bit and walked over to her. "Also I wouldn't mind talking to you later when we get back to the village alright? I got questions to ask." He chuckled before watching the water a bit.
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a BYAKUGAN-PERCEPTION-II…48
As they approach the area, Yasuo frowns slightly. This is where Kurome faced that man… Hopefully this place is empty now, but they must be sure. The Hyuuga brings his hands into a seal to activate his Byakugan then peers down into the water to study the environment for a bit. "… Nothing suspicious, just that same barrier that keeps the water out of this place. We should probably destroy that and flood it after we burn it."
Yoshi slid to a stop once they reached their destination. Although he hardly need to catch his breath, the man behaved as if such were the case, what with his being a "non-shinobi". As soon as he wasn't gonna "die" on his feet any time soon, Yoshi took a moment to closely scan the area. An idea that only gets reinforced by Kurome's reaction to the water. "And you possess the means of removing this so called barrier?" Yoshi asked absently during his search.
RPCOMBAT: Yoshi defends against with a PERCEPTION-III…47
Kurome nods slowly to Yasuo. Nothing rose from the water, so she said, "We're diving down. The opening probably still exists, so we can enter immediately. Again, it should be abandoned, but we need to be on guard." Kurome would approach the water's edge, then she hops in to start swimming.
"Come see me after the mission, Daichi-kun," the clan head suggests. "I should be free." Then Kurome nods slowly to Yasuo. Nothing rose from the water, so she said, "We're diving down. The opening probably still exists, so we can enter immediately. Again, it should be abandoned, but we need to be on guard." Kurome would approach the water's edge, then she hops in to start swimming.
Daichi nods to Kurome. "Alrighty Kurome. Thank you." He smiled towards her and then looked at the water. "Diving down huh? Alright. I guess I trust you with this. He frowned slightly, but she was followed by him anyways. When they got to the edge of the water he just hopped in, and preyed sorta that there were no evil fish or something!
Yasuo nods simply to Kurome's words and dives down into the water to head down to the barrier to go through the opening into the lab area that he's already taken part in destroying once. He keeps his Byakugan activate as they move, being sure to stay on guard to be able to notify the others if he spots anything or anyone off or coming their way.
Upon recieving no answer from Yasuo, Yoshi smothered a growl behind closed lips. So long as he got paid, and could return to Konoha swiftly, nothing else matters. It took a few more mental repetitions to convice him. By its end the swordsman has removed the sheathed weapon at his sides to his hands, and dove hands first into the deep. What he lacked in mobility top side, the Kirryu made up for in the water, denoting in part his origins.
The team would emerge into the laboratory. It was still beat up from when Taiki had first spun into it with his Tsuga. Kurome looks around a bit, wiping hair from her face. "Here we are. Spread out. I'll go further in with Daichi. Yasuo, you and Yoshi stick around the entrance." She glances back to Daichi to make sure he follows. "Yasuo, take the left tunnel after you're done here," she orders. Then she moves in…
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a PERCEPTION…27
Daichi listens and frowns a bit. "I am following Kurome, but I must ask. Why have us split up? Isn't it possible for something to be down here? Shouldn't we make sure first?" He frowned a bit. He tried to look around too, but he never had the best of luck when it came to looking for things like that. "Alright… Well here we go anyways." And he followed in stried.
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a PERCEPTION…20
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a BYAKUGAN-PERCEPTION-II…52
After they emerge from the water, Yasuo quickly looks around with his Byakugan to take in anything of note. If there's anything as far as papers and such, he'd pick them up to put them in a pouch. Anything heavier would be noted to be picked up on the way back through. Once he's done in this room, he moves down the left tunnel as instructed… This feels a bit familiar like the last time when she faced the Shippodoku…
RPCOMBAT: Yoshi defends against with a PERCEPTION-III…37
Yoshi's bandages weren't entirely as water proof, so where they did not cling to his form they grw slack, revealing a series of old burn scars. He did not bother making adjustments. His sole concern remained the the mission, and what surprises that lay in store for the team. At least, so he infered by how Yasuo and Kurome had been acting up to this point. It was almost enough to elicit so belated prodding into the finer details about the mission. Almost. But after pausing in his search long enough to give both Uchiha and Hyuuga a closer examination, the Kirryu shrugged it off before quietly continuie to follow his orders.
Yasuo and Yoshi would find a number of papers, vials, etc a bit deeper into the lab. Nothing really at the beginning, admittedly. Kurome and Daichi would move in towards the right tunnel, making their way through and seeing nothing particularly exciting. It wasn't until they reached the end that they would see the destruction from the previous fight. Burn marks, mostly, and a pool of blood. In the middle of the room was a single chair with manacles to keep a patient down. The machines were all singed, but not destroyed. Oddly, there was a large hole in the back wall.
"That… Wasn't here before…" Kurome notes with a small frown. Her eyes turn from black to red as she seeks out anything that might be going on. Hidden chakra signatures or something. Daichi-kun… Run back and tell the others… Just in case. Yasuo-san can't see through these walls."
RP: Kurome transforms into SHARINGAN-III.
Daichi frowned for a moment as they got here. "Kurome…but… I..you would be left alone!" He shook his head… He had to be quick then. He wasn't gonna disobey her order. Chakra ran through his feet and he quickly bounded off to go meet up with the others. When he arrived he would quickly alert them and tell them to follow him back. Of course he still wasn't that quick to already be back so he bounded off and just hoped he got there before something dumb happened. Her words worried him.
RP: Daichi transforms into RAPID-MOVEMENT-MODE.
All noteworthy stuff, but nothing truly interesting so far, at least from Yasuo's perspective. He has to wonder if the others have found anything else, but must stay the course and gather what he can. "This tunnel ends where the sign of fighting ends," he notes to Yoshi. "We should double check on our way back through to be sure nothing important was missed." When Daichi approaches from the other side, however, he looks his way and blinks before rushing back with him toward Kurome's location.
It would've been a simple enough task sealing up the more interesting stuff so that Konoha could sort it all out properly later. But then, he would've needed a proper scroll… which he most certainly did not have at the moment. ._. Either way, he didn't look to deeply into what into what was left laying around. Any scientific jargon found meant little to the wandering mercernary, so why try and force it?
"Mn… as you wish, Hyuga." He stated gruffily as he started to just gather up all the documents in general. Kurome could look and decide later if — Yoshi drops the papers, and immediatly reaches for his sword as Daichi comes rushing in with news. After a moment's hesitation, Yoshi isn't too far behind the other two…
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a PERCEPTION-II…43
[NPC System]: ??? roll(s) Hiding vs. Kurome from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 38. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: ??? roll(s) Hiding vs. Kurome from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 29. - Rolled by: Kurome
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 1 with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 59
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 2 with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 55
[NPC System]: ??? roll(s) Shifting Earth vs Kurome (59) from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 47. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: ??? roll(s) Shifting Earth vs Kurome (55) from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 41. - Rolled by: Kurome
It's kind of difficult for people to hide their presence when they forgot to cover their escape route, apparently. Kurome would be able to see two signatures that were crawling up and out of the lab, and she frowns. With a quick few seals and a great inhale, she sends a stream of fire at the hole and tries to burn the occupants of that hole. She didn't know how far it extended, though, so this could go really well or really poorly. Either way, Kurome was determined to roast them before they got out.
Daichi moved quickly to get back there, but he just couldn't move quick enough for it. Not quick enough to be there and back in an instant. Yoshi could surely keep up with him if he revealed that he wasn't just a random merc, but Daichi didn't know that and was trying to hold back to not be kept alone himself. Alone is when the enemies would attack because alone is when you are the weakest. "There was some hole that Kurome didn't remember from before. So she sent me here to get you both."
"That means someone else has been here, and not likely someone on our side since the making of the hole would have been in a mission report," Yasuo says with a frown as he runs along with Daichi and Yoshi. He brings his hands into a seal to try and see ahead further by shifting his Byakugan up to the highest level possible. "No time to waste." Despite his focus, there is a hint of worry visible on his face, as he'd hoped this ordeal was over, but perhaps they'd only scratched the surface with who Kurome's revenge was truly to be against.
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a BYAKUGAN-PERCEPTION-II…77
If anyone looked closely enough back at Yoshi, they might see a frayed brow raising in suspicion. They were running as if the lord of the underworld was at their heels because of a hole? While he could understand the need to err on the side of caution, the request still seemed somewhat suspect. It was not as if she did not have back up. Or did she not believe in Daichi? The kid /had/ to have been a regular prodigy to be assigned a mission of this nature. Then again, maybe they thought it might be a cake walk?
The more Yoshi mused over the situation, the more the mask of general indifference began to wane on his partially masked features. "Bothersome." He ultimately winds up grumpily admitting under breath after all is said and done. "What do those divine eyes see, Hyuga?" He asked aloud gruffily, pushing away all other thoughts and temptations.
The two that were in the tunnel would try to close the tunnel itself, but some of the Flames still licked along the one nearer the bottom. "Go," he growls from the pain, which gets a worried whimper and nod from his companion. Said companion would emerge from the ground and ready herself for battle, gathering chakra to her body so that she could fight to her fullest. Three others would blink a bit. "Where's Kita?" a large dog would ask the girl.
"Someone attacked. Flames… He stayed down to hold them off," the girl tells the small group. "Then we're running out of time… Aomaru, get ready," a man would tell the dog. "Hana-chan, keep close to Hokuto." The dog would growl just a bit. "We need to get the information back, though… Garune, are you sure this is a good idea?" "They're strong by the sounds of it. I bet they'd be able to catch up… Better to stand our ground. No one on our team is fast, either. Except…" "Yeah…"
Kurome would narrow her eyes as she sees the hole still contain someone, and she'd suddenly rush up into it. Smart, no? Well, she was also convinced that there was some sort of ghost up there, and she wanted to get to the bottom of it. When she hit the wall, she would lash out at it to get through and continue her upward ascent. It's likely only because she isn't /that/ fast that Kita was able to scramble away.
Daichi kept moving and arrived to what he remembered to be where Kurome was. "Alright. See right there. That was the hole she seemed sorta worried about, and why she sent me to get you both, but… I don't…" He frowned. "Where did she go. She should of waited for us." He sighed a bit. "Can you see her Yasuo?" He himself would look around for things, and try to listen/see if there were any threats nearby.
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a PERCEPTION…25
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a BYAKUGAN-PERCEPTION-II…86
As they close in, Yasuo frowns at the fact that Kurome is no longer in the room, which means she's either been taken or lured away… Luckily it seems to be the latter of the two, though that may not seem lucky for too long if they don't catch up. "She's going up through the hole…. And there's someone else up there too. Let's move." With that he leaps up through the hole as well, hoping to scale it up in time that Kurome doesn't end up in any troube.
Yoshi's grip on the sheathe of his blade tightens as they approach the chamber. Now was the time that he tested just — 'Where is she?' He thought, nearly stumbling to a stop. Whereas the others were concerned looking about the chamber or the hole, Yoshi could not help looking back the way they came from. If this was to be some sort of an ambush, then at least one of them needed to be prepared to cut open a way to the exit. "Shouldn't we at least-…" Yoshi words trail off into grumbles as Yasuo leads the way into the hole. After shaking his head in exasperation, Yoshi looks briefly to Daichi to see if he might follow Yasuo's example before either bring up the rear himself, or grudgingly entering second to last a more casual pace. That is to say at first, but the scent of freshly scorched stone gave him more than enough reason to pick up the pace.
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Crushing Cavern vs Kurome from 45 to 80 and get(s) a 55. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Crushing Cavern vs Yasuo from 45 to 80 and get(s) a 49. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Crushing Cavern vs Daichi from 30 to 60 and get(s) a 33. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Crushing Cavern vs Yoshi from 30 to 60 and get(s) a 53. - Rolled by: Kurome
Kita, the one in the tunnel still, noticed more people started to follow him. So he panicked and drew the very earth together to try and crush those who were following him. Naturally, Kurome and Yasuo would get the worst of it because they dashed right in. Daichi and Yoshi were still in danger, but the pair had a bit of a warning before it suddenly started move squish together. Kita continued to move upwards, the earth moving him along until he joined his companions. "We need to get out of here. There are four of them, and I don't know how long I can hold them off…" he says.
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a PREDICTIVE-DODGE…46
RPCOMBAT: Kurome took 800 damage.
Kurome would try to leap upwards the moment she notices chakra flow into the earth. But she was just a bit too slow, and she ended up getting her legs crushed. Kurome flinches from the pain, clamping her teeth together to avoid crying out. "Dang it.." she mutters, looking up to see the four and a dog standing together. "What… You're not … him…" she says with a small frown. "No… You're illusions… I bet… Tricking me…" She frowns more, and then she drags herself from the earth, dragging her injured leg around and then collapsing. Her eyes, though, would seek out contact with the other four to try and trap them in genjutsu.
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 1 with BLACK-INFINITY-PRISM with a roll of: 57
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 2 with BLACK-INFINITY-PRISM with a roll of: 81
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 3 with BLACK-INFINITY-PRISM with a roll of: 64
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 4 with BLACK-INFINITY-PRISM with a roll of: 63
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Genjutsu Kai vs. Kurome from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 46. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Genjutsu Kai vs. Kurome from 30 to 60 and get(s) a 51. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Self Inflict II vs. Kurome from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 69. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a ACROBATIC-DODGE…43
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Self Inflict II vs. Kurome from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 82. - Rolled by: Kurome
RP: Daichi makes a Spd roll and got 17.
Daichi was able to flip away to avoid the earth and noticed Kurome had been injured so he moved to her side. "Kurome… Do you need help?" He didn't wat before suddenly he was pulling something out to make a sort of makeshift splint in case she needed it, but his eyes drifted to Yasuo. He could heal right? Well he thought he could so his eyes went back to the people up top, and stupidly he kept moving. Three kunai were pulled out and set aflame before launching at two that were stunned and the Hokuto person. Of course that meant he was still hanging back a bit. He wasn't going to jump right into the middle of them all and get lured away. He was still gonna wait for back up.
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 22
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 28
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 30
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Tense vs. Daichi (22) from 10 to 25 and get(s) a 11. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Tense vs. Daichi (28) from 10 to 25 and get(s) a 11. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Mighty Hop vs. Daichi (30) from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 34. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo counters with GREAT-HEAVENLY-SPIN…54
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 1 with 8-TRIGRAMS-HEAVENLY-SHOCKWAVE with a roll of: 73
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 1 with 8-TRIGRAMS-HEAVENLY-SHOCKWAVE with a roll of: 70
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 2 with 8-TRIGRAMS-HEAVENLY-SHOCKWAVE with a roll of: 75
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 3 with 8-TRIGRAMS-HEAVENLY-SHOCKWAVE with a roll of: 65
As the cavern starts to collapse around them, Yasuo decides to get out without being closed in upon. He spins into a rotation and releases chakra from all his tenketsu to create a shield of chakra that he uses to burst through and try to slam into the one bringing the shield down on them. As he lands on the other side of the cavern in this motion, the sphere begins to glow yellow with lightning chakra, the color starting in the center and going out and then causing the sphere to expand outward in an attempt to blast and stun the four enemies.
RPCOMBAT: Yoshi defends against with a BLINK…59
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Escape vs. Kurome from 1 to 2 and get(s) a 1. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Escape vs. Kurome from 1 to 2 and get(s) a 1. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Tense vs. Yasuo (73) from 10 to 25 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Tense vs. Yasuo (70) from 10 to 25 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Four Legged Dodge II vs. Yasuo (75) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 82. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Mighty Jump II vs. Yasuo (65) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 76. - Rolled by: Kurome
The earth became an enemy, leaving Yoshi with but two choices. As fast as the ex-shinobi could move, to press himself to the limits required to press forward would mean potentially facing more questions about his past, indirectly or not. The choice is an obvious one. He retreated back down the tunnel, taking advantage of the blockage by earth to mask a last ditch burst of speed.
By the time the dust has settled in the chamber, Yoshi stood alone and agitated by the sight of the blockage. A quick glance at the sword sheathed in hand is followed by a weary sigh. He knew he could wait, or even begin digging out the tunnel in case the others needed to retreat. But then again, perhaps the enemies own escape passage had an exit not too far away above ground. With such a thought in mind and a chance at a small bonus for "insuring" the success of the mission, Yoshi raced back to the lake entrance.
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Water Spout Gatsuga vs. Kurome from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 71. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Water Spout Gatsuga vs. Daichi from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 46. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Water Spout Gatsuga vs. Yasuo from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 86. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Whirling Kick vs. Yasuo from 50 to 90 and get(s) a 65. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Whirling Kick vs. Yasuo from 50 to 90 and get(s) a 90. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Quaking Earth vs. Kurome from 30 to 100 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Quaking Earth vs. Daichi from 30 to 100 and get(s) a 68. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Quaking Earth vs. Yasuo from 30 to 100 and get(s) a 52. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Quaking Earth vs. Yoshi from 30 to 100 and get(s) a 32. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Sword Slash vs. Daichi from 25 to 55 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Sword Slash vs. Daichi from 25 to 55 and get(s) a 45. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Sword Slash vs. Daichi from 25 to 55 and get(s) a 51. - Rolled by: Kurome
Of the group, only the two weaker members would be caught by the illusion Kurome cast at them. It is likely good that both Daichi and Yasuo targeted them, as they would get burned and then knocked back by a powerful sphere of lightning chakra. The lightning has little effect on their actual minds, but it does weaken their body once they snap out of the illusion.
The other two were able to avoid Yasuo's lightning by jumping back quickly. Phew, that was close. Too close for comfort. The trio (including ninken) would frown just a bit and look over at their companions. But they had to focus on the battle at hand. So Garune and his ninken leap up, turning into a spinning tornado made of water and trying to smash into the three before them.
Hokuto works on trying to kick Yasuo off to the side and maybe knock the Hyuuga's head in. That would be nice… If he could kill the crazy Hyuuga. And the younger samurai uses her sword as she faces off against Daichi. The slashes from her sword, while they may not be powerful, were very accurate and they were aimed at vital points like the neck, stomach, and armpits.
Kita, from his back position, would gather chakra and start trying to shake the ground, making an earthquake to unbalance everyone in the area.
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a BLAST-OFF…83
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a FIRE-DODGE…46
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 1 with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 73
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 2 with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 63
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 3 with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 44
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 4 with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 56
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Layered Earth Wall vs. Kurome (73) from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 58. - Rolled by: Kurome
RP: Daichi rolled a 54 with 1d100 die.
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Strengthened Body vs. Kurome (63) from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 45. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Four Legged Dodge vs. Kurome (44) from 35 to 70 and get(s) a 61. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Mighty Jump II vs. Kurome (56) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 59. - Rolled by: Kurome
Kurome still had her crushed leg, so the only thing she could do to avoid getting gatsuga-ed was blasting backwards in a burst of fire. The flames would carry her away from the battlefield, and Kurome would frown just a bit as she landed on the injured leg. Then the ground would quake, and she forced more chakra from her mouth to send her back closer to the fighting so she could exhale a huge wave of flame at the enemies. Sadly, some were singed and others were (hopefully) badly burnt due to how spread out they were.
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a ACROBATIC-DODGE-II…58
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a BLINK…55
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a TENSE…11
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a ACROBATIC-DODGE…46
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a BLINK…62
RPCOMBAT: Daichi took 400 damage.
Daichi was able to flip away from the Gatsuga, but he landed on the ground and his footing instantly went shaky. Suddenly he was cut by an attacker, but he reacted quickly and flipped away from the next. Before they could even swing the next sword he was gone. No… Kurome is hurt… This…have to do it.. End them quickly if he can. At least the samurai… At least the first gate… at least that one. His first gate would open. "Yasuo… I got this one… You just keep Kurome safe." He figured he was doing that anyways, but had to make sure. He would rush then suddenly into the samurai type lady and try to fire out a blast of fire half way along the path towards her. Then he would flicker under her and aim a kick into her jaw to send her flying.
RP: Daichi transforms into GATE-OF-OPENING.
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with LESSER-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 32
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with SHADOW-OF-THE-DANCING-LEAF with a roll of: 64
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a GREAT-HEAVENLY-SPIN…54
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a GREAT-HEAVENLY-SPIN…81
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Improved Evasion vs. Daichi (32) from 30 to 70 and get(s) a 33. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Improved Evasion vs. Daichi (64) from 30 to 70 and get(s) a 33. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo took 900 damage.
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo took 400 damage.
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a JUUKEN-DODGE-II…78
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a JUUKEN-DODGE-II…70
Though he spins to try and defend himself, Yasuo gets blasted by the Gatsuga and then the second kick, which causes him to bounce off the wall and be unable to defend himself from the quaking earth, thus he remains staggering and woozy. He growls a bit as he is basically kept from assisting Kurome in this state as he is made temporarily defenseless.
RPCOMBAT: Yoshi defends against with a DODGE-II…50
Feeling the prelude of the quake to come, Yoshi picks up the pace even further. He just barely manages to outrace to the pool. There is no hesitation on his part when it comes to diving in weapon first with only a minor bruise atop of his head from a falling stone. Yoshi dared to hope as he made his way to the surface that the aftershock (or whatever was going on down there) did their work for them. But if not, then… it wasn't really his place to over think things, but to swim as fast as he could to the surface. Then, he need only find a good position to survey the area for a position in which the enemy might try to surface!
Solid Plan. Right there!
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Whirling Storm vs. Yasuo from 35 to 80 and get(s) a 70. - Rolled by: Kurome
The Inuzuka duo would notice that someone on their team was able to stun Yasuo for a few moments, so they go towards the Hyuuga, drilling into Yasuo with a water-tsuga that was known to be extremely powerful. Yasuo would end up with a number of cuts and slashes on his body, and maybe a few broken bones after the initial impact.
Kita would dodge Daichi's fire, but that just distracted her from his quick moevemtn to kick her into the air. Flying up high she goes~! So much fun! She sort of is dreading whatever pain might be incoming, though.
The man with the mighty hops would decide to hop over to Kurome and smack her a few times with a number of rapid punches!
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Rapid Flurry vs. Kurome from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 47. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Rapid Flurry vs. Kurome from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 56. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Rapid Flurry vs. Kurome from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 67. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a FIRE-REPLACEMENT…37
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a FIRE-DODGE…50
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a FIRE-DODGE…67
RPCOMBAT: Kurome took 1000 damage.
COMBAT: Kurome attacks target 1 with SHARINGAN-HYPNOSIS with a roll of: 68
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Self Inflict II vs. Kurome (68) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 62. - Rolled by: Kurome
Kurome would flinch back, pain shooting through her leg as she recalls that it's pretty much useless at this point. She would end up getting beat up. While it was only a flurry of punches, she did end up with a lot of blood streaming down her front from a newly-broken nose and she felt a bit dizzy. As luck would have it, she was able to blast backwards from Hokuto, then she tried to lock eyes with the man and keep him under a genjutsu…
Daichi hopped into the air and would shadow the samurai. "I don't like you or your group for doing this. Why would you insist on trying to hurt us, and hurt Kurome. What is your job here huh?" He didn't give her a chance to respond as his arms wrapped around her stomach and he aimed them both downwards and would start spinning at high speeds before slamming her into the ground with him hopping off at the last second. He nearly fell over too, but he stood back up straight and tall. "Kurome..do you need help?" He asked, but he had to makes sure this samurai was down so he turned back to face her.
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FRONT-LOTUS with a roll of: 41
[NPC System]: Hana roll(s) Tense vs. Daichi from 1 to 20 and get(s) a 14. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo took 1500 damage.
Unable to avoid the coming onslaught, Yasuo is drilled into by the Inuzuka duo and dealt a serious amount of damage. In combination with the damage done before, this leaves him with quite a bit of damage including broken ribs and such. Still, he's nowhere close to giving up. From his point on the ground, he shoves himself up and spins in an attempt to slam the Inuzuka backward so he can try to get to Kurome to heal her.
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 1 with GREAT-HEAVENLY-SPIN with a roll of: 67
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 2 with GREAT-HEAVENLY-SPIN with a roll of: 71
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Four Legged Dodge II (67) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 67. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Four Legged Dodge II (71) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 79. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Water Tonado Gatsuga vs. Kurome from 50 to 95 and get(s) a 74. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Water Tonado Gatsuga vs. Yasuo from 50 to 95 and get(s) a 55. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a FIRE-DODGE…61
RPCOMBAT: Kurome took 2200 damage.
The two Inuzuka would be able to avoid the chakra that could have slammed them backwards, leaping away to land on all-fours. Then they push off and spin-attack both Yasuo and Kurome with a powerful water-tornado-thing-gatsuga! It was super strong >:D And also stronger against Kurome because she really only used fire-jutsu!
Hana would end up unconscious after Daichi's crushing blow to her via front lotus. The girl ends up splayed out on the ground with not much else going on for her. Well, that worked out well, right? Except there are still a few more enemies. Namely Kita trying to shake the earth and unbalance Daichi again. Apparently his tremors might have also slowed down Yoshi a bit, however unwittingly. Hokuto just ended up stuck in the genjutsu, unable to do much of anything as his limbs locked.
Kurome wasn't expecting the Inuzuka to slam into her side. She gets carried upwards and then is slammed into the ground, more of her body shattering from the impact. She was still alive, but barely. And she was in so much pain that she could barely focus her chakra to use her Sharingan and stop Garune and his ninken from continuing their assault.
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Earth Shake vs. Daichi from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 43. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a ACROBATIC-DODGE-II…66
Daichi flipped into the air and landed on the unconscious Hana. He quickly pulled out a rope and tied her down. Of course it wasn't super quick as he was not used to tying ropes. From here he would look at the one that was causing the shakes, and then to the Inuzuka that was nearly killing Kurome. He frowned and suddenly chakra was pouring through him as the second gate opened. "NO! YOU WILL NOT KILL HER! IT IS MY TURN TO PROTECT HER!" He would then charge quickly and try to kick Kita out of the way with a Leaf Great Whirlwind before flickering to Garune and aiming a kick into his jaw to send him flying into the air. He had to try something. Even if it got himself hurt.
RP: Daichi transforms into GATE-OF-HEALING.
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with LEAF-GREAT-WHIRLWIND with a roll of: 46
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with SHADOW-OF-THE-DANCING-LEAF with a roll of: 54
[NPC System]: Kita roll(s) Earthen Wall vs. Daichi (46) from 30 to 55 and get(s) a 31. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo counters with GREAT-HEAVENLY-SPIN…56
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Four Legged Dodge vs. Daichi (46) from 40 to 80 and get(s) a 44. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Spinning Passing Fang vs. Yasuo (56) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 67. - Rolled by: Kurome
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 1 with 8-TRIGRAMS-HEAVENLY-SHOCKWAVE with a roll of: 58
[NPC System]: Garune roll(s) Four Legged Dodge II vs. Yasuo (58) from 45 to 90 and get(s) a 74. - Rolled by: Kurome
As the two spin at them, Yasuo spins as well, throwing up that rotating shield of chakra to try and throw the Inuzuka back into the wall himself. "… Get away from her, leads," he practically growls through his pain, the more feral side of the Hyuuga beginning to show as the chakra begins to flare yellow and spark with electricity before blasting out at them once more. If he can just stop their attack for a moment, he can heal her…
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Grab vs. Kurome from 30 to 60 and get(s) a 44. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Flee vs. All from 50 to 100 and get(s) a 78. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Flee vs. All from 50 to 100 and get(s) a 74. - Rolled by: Kurome
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Flee vs. All from 50 to 100 and get(s) a 56. - Rolled by: Kurome
RPCOMBAT: Kurome defends against with a TENSE…11
Garune would avoid the heavenly spin just because he went by too fast for Yasuo to do much of anything. And when the flare of lightning erupted, the Inuzuka duo leapt back and glared at Yasuo with feral eyes. "…. Fine," he growls, staring at Yasuo for a few moments. Of course, within that time, Hokuto was able to escape the genjutsu Kurome had cast because she was now unconscious. The man would pick up Kurome and fling her body across his back before starting to take off, running in a series of quick, long hops that would take him away, blurring his figure just a bit.
Garune would suddenly disappear to try and grab Hana, and Kita was blown back in Yoshi's direction, just a bit confused as to how he ended up right in front of a giant…
However, as Garune moved to grab Hana, the Inuzuka would get knocked away by Daichi suddenly appearing and kicking him up into the air. While his ninken could grab Hana, Garune just wasn't so lucky, and he flailed just a bit as he tried to figure out what just happened.
RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a PERCEPTION…23
Daichi was angry, and he didn't even stop to go after the one that was stealing Kurome. Yasuo could do that and he knew Yoshi had to be somewhere. He would only shadow this guy and grab him like he did the samurai from before and simply send him crashing into the ground. The only thing keeping him up now being him having opened the second gate. Surely he would be down if only in the first. "You are dead!" He walked over and pulled a kunai from his pack as he made his way towards the guy he just hit.
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FRONT-LOTUS with a roll of: 55
RPCOMBAT: Yasuo defends against with a BYAKUGAN-PERCEPTION-II…78
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 1 with 8-TRIGRAMS-HEAVENLY-SHOCKWAVE with a roll of: 85
Catching the sight of Hokuto grabbing Kurome and trying to get away, Yasuo growls out, "Oh no you don't!" The Hyuuga crouches down and literally launches himself in a spin after the would-be kidnapper, letting out a spiral of lightning chakra that blasts after her in an attempt to keep her from getting away with Kurome in her clutches by disabling her body fully.
RPCOMBAT: Yoshi defends against with a PERCEPTION-III…44
It took a great deal of elbow grease, but by some miracle Yoshi managed to find what /looked/ likely to be a good exit tunnel. In his haste to try and cut off whoever it was the others were pursuing, Yoshi missed them… somehow. One at least landed near the giant, though after looking to into the murderous gaze of Daichi the mercernary did what any right minded sword-for-hire in his shoes would've done. He stepped back with the into as something of a physical barrier in case Kita. Sort of. Yoshi could've sworn he saw or at least felt the after effects of Yasuo's jutsu shake the earth back the way he came.
Something worth investigating… Maybe… Later. Definitely Later. c.c;
[NPC System]: Hokuto roll(s) Springy Leap vs. Yasuo (85) from 50 to 100 and get(s) a 64. - Rolled by: Kurome
Hokuto was still trying to get away when *ZZZZZAP* and he goes down, tumbling head over heels (and not in a good way) while Kurome goes flying off to the side. Kita sorta … stares at Yoshi, and then Garune is knocked to the ground by Daichi, the man letting out a grunt as he hits the ground. Aomaru was already running, and the large man would attempt to copy his ninken by racing away as fast as he could, too. Hopefully he could escape. Kita and Hokuto could catch up later, if they survived.
Daichi was not gonna let anyone of them go that easy. Chakra rushed through his body and bolts of flame shot into the air and kunai were thrown to connect with them. All aimed at whichever one was closest to him. Though….using the gates with as little experience as he had and this time the second one left him weak…. His movements were getting sluggish. "Yasuo….you..have to save her." Was it too late? Had she bled out? It was possible.
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 36
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 30
COMBAT: Daichi attacks target 1 with FLAMING-KUNAI with a roll of: 30
COMBAT: Yasuo attacks target 1 with 8-TRIGRAMS-THUNDERING-PALM with a roll of: 63
With Hokuto downed, Yasuo charges forward to where she and Kurome are. He brings his hand back with an open palm, beginning to charge it with an immense about of lightning chakra that becomes evident by lightning crackling around his hand. In a rather brutal fashion, the Hyuuga slams the palm directly at the girl's head with intent to cave her skull in and keep her from making any more attempts at taking Kurome away.
Yoshi sighs heavily before trying to take Kita by the neck, potentially pulling him out of the way of a burning kunai. He is none to gentle with how he handles the teen. But then, that was sort of the point. Pain and fear would either make the young man pliable or a pain. Either way, he was a potential source of information, so why bring about his end? The smell of blood and sound of lightning elsewhere is for the most part tuned out as Yoshi attempted to first break at least one of Kita's thumbs while holding him aloft, and gradually choking him out.
Yes, the process was a tedious and perhaps ill-advised one on a number of accounts, but with any luck, the team would have at least one living prisoner. Judging by what he had been absently paying attention to earlier, Kita may be the only prisoner.
Hokuto gets squished… In a very gruesome manner. Well, Yoshi is certainly right that Kita may well be the only prisoner, especially considering that Aomaru, Garune, and Hana were all fleeing and very much long gone. Kita would try to scramble out of Yoshi's grip, crying out when a finger was broken… Thankfully the pain was gone. In a sense. He really wouldn't have liked being choked out, but no amount of struggling seemed to be helping with that. And so… The group now has a prisoner! Yay?
Daichi now with nothing to do just slowly started walking along to where Kurome was. He just trugged along and would fall at her side when he got there. "Kurome…." He fumbled with whatever he had on him to try and patch her up, but he himself was just worn out. He was able to pull out some bandages before passing out next to her. This might look weird to others considering he himself was rarely hit, and had seemed energized this whole time.
COMBAT: Yasuo heals Kurome for 1120 with 8 TRIGRAMS 64 MENDING PALMS.
With Hokuto taken care of, Yasuo is now able to turn his attention to Kurome. Despite the immense amount of pain he is in, he decides to heal her first. Focusing chakra through his hands as if using a Juuken attack, he begins to strike at her tenketsu points, except healing chakra begins to flow through her chakra network rather than shutting it off. She's going to take a lot more work to be in good condition again, but he is at least bringing her back from the brink of death with this technique.
With a weary sigh, Yoshi relaxes his grip. It would take some time, but eventually Kita is wrapped in a very thick band of bandages that bound arms to his sides. The same could be said of his legs. WIth that out of the way, the Kirryu focused his attention towards locating the others. A surprisingly uneasy task, yet no less necessary. "Two fer two…. not bad, I 'spose, all things considering." He states gruffly after taking a few moments to size up the situation. "Are we gonna be able to move her any time soon? 'Cause I sure as heck be gone before anything other surprises show up."
Kurome would… recover. She might take a while, though, and her body was pretty much broken all over. It's thanks to Yasuo that she'll be able to live, but her body was dangerously close in general to shutting down. Who were those people? D: Well, at least Yoshi caught one of them… And now the final task, should all the information have been collected: destroy the lab. They need to do that quickly.
Too bad Daichi was pretty much passed out as well. His own body weak and in a sleep like mode. He would probably be stuck like that for a bit, and would arrive home just as asleep as he was now. Good luck to the others with carrying them home. Luckily Daichi wasn't heavy at all.
COMBAT: Daichi heals Daichi for 243 with MINOR REGENERATION.
RP: Daichi reverts to his normal state.
COMBAT: Yasuo heals Kurome for 1106 with 8 TRIGRAMS 64 MENDING PALMS.
Not quite satisfied with the state Kurome's in yet, Yasuo continues to strike at her tenketsu with his healing touch over and over. His Byakugan luckily can see the state of her condition without having to put much extra effort into it. They need to carry out the rest of the mission, of course, but a squad can likely be sent to destroy what they don't finish off if nothing else.