Date: October 3, 2015
Through a few methods of torture and a lot of relentless questioning, Michiko and her teammates were finally able to extract information regarding one of the hideouts. It allows them to assault one and gain some nifty loot by the end of everything!
Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.
"Kumo's Kidnappers - Strike One! The First Base"
Neutral Lands - Between Land of Fire and Land of Lightning
Kidnappers have been striking those with great influence in the Land of Lightning, and Michiko was far from happy about this. In fact, she wanted to take a few of them down with her team and a select few others. People were losing faith in Kumogakure, especially with the latest attack on their own village. Now was a good time to show that the Kumo-nin were not at all slacking. The people selected for this mission would receive messenger hawk. The meeting place was near the southeast border in neutral lands, which meant that Yori and Sakuya could go on the mission without losing much time on their way to Suna.
Michiko stood at the meeting place, eyes closed as she tries to seek out those who are supposed to be on the mission. "Hmmm…" She murmurs softly, considering the movements around her. She was trying to gain enough experience with all the different movements, too… It was a bit difficult, but she felt it would be important for seeking… The sun was high in the sky, which meant there were only a few more minutes until they should be here. "He said … it was around here… But that there were more…" She frowns a bit as she makes the mental map, then shakes her head a bit to clear it.
Sakuya did come prepared to move out to Sunagakure through Konoha. Instead of just wearing her skirt and kimono half-kimono combination, she was wearing a garrishly gross sand-colored cloak. Meant to help blend in with the color tan and/or brown. Not her thing. «Saaaakuya.» The creepy voice of her one and only nin-snake Zuzu called into her head. «Could you wear anymore layers? I love basking in heat like the next heartless reptile, but at this rate I'll die of heat exhaustion. We aren't even in Sunagakure.» "You're hot? I find that hard to believe. We haven't even left our own country." «You're improving your lie detecting skills, then. You're still an embarassssment. You realize the desert will be far hotter than it is here. So you might wish to invest in something more fitting of a shinobi, and less fitting of some embarassing tart. I can feel how confidentally you're walking right beside Yori, too. One training session with Saito Jon does not make you a genjutsu master.» "Zuzu, please… Shut up." «Oh look, there's Michiko. You're in the right place. I was worried your sense of direction was as terrible as the rest of you.» Yori might have noticed their entire trip thus far has likely been Sakuya talking to herself. Yet he knows the internal dialogue her snake can press upon her.
Yori was ready to go to Suna as well and he had traveled with Sakuya…well, to this mission first of course. He didn't mind so much that she talked to herself since he knew that it was really a two sided conversation, he just couldn't hear one of them. Which really wasn't an issue for him. He didn't mind being silent himself and it kept Sakuya busy. Besides if he wasn't already used to it he would be by the time the trip was over! "Um, Michiko-san should be up here…" he says once they get close.
Ryouji races along the path moving at a blistering pace. Dust flies up behind him, leaving a visible trail of his passing from a distance away. But Ryouji has never been one for stealth when traveling. Rocks and plants blur past him as he focuses on reaching the meeting place. Just a few minutes to go, but Ryouji won't be a late. A Reizei is never late unless he wishes to be fashionably late, but only for parties. Never for missions. Ryouji slows as he reaches the meeting point and drops out of his blur form. He lifts a hand in greeting, "Salutations all."
The Reizei wasn't the only one that chose to race to the meeting point. Despite such haste, Rise is the last to arrive: out of breath and disheaveled. As soon as she got a full lungful of air, the woman straightens out her form, scans the group, then bows deeply to Michiko and Ryouji both in turn. "Shirokiri Rise, reporting for duty." She states formerly. And until she is bid to do otherwise, Rise remains in that bowed state, panting lightly in spite of silent efforts to remain proper soldier.
"At ease, Rise-san," Michiko tells the Shirokiri. She waits for Sakuya and Yori to finally catch up before she starts to speak. "This location is about a mile from our targets. You should have all read that this mission involves stopping a group of kidnappers. These kidnappers have been continuously trying to abduct the higher-ups of Kumogakure and the Land of Lightning, but we have managed to get a location out of some of the prisoners we took. Today is going to be more of a slaughter, but I want at least one prisoner from each of you. This isn't the last base." She sighs faintly, then says, "We need to be stealthy in our approach. So please be careful." Once she knows that everyone is on the same page, she moves out, heading a bit further to the southeast at a slower pace than what Ryouji and Rise had gone through.
COMBAT: Michiko focuses 6641 stamina to turn it into 8888 usable chakra!
"Leave it to me, sensei." Her slowly building focus is to disable people, not kill them, thus she is getting more and more capable of making people suffer without laying a hand on them. She would turn to see Ryouji, whom she has seen and heard of many times… and then there is Rise. Rise seems… rather stiff. "She would nod to both of them. "Hebisuuhai Sakuya. Kumo's Shield. Pleased to meet your acquiantances both." She would say before she looks at Yori. "Lead the way Yori. Let's pay them back for kidnapping me, by kidnapping one of them, ne?"
Yori looks to Ryouji and Rise when they arrive, giving them each a proper bow in return. When Michiko starts speaking again the boy returns his gaze to her to listen. A nod of understanding is given as he listens before he looks to Sakuya and smiles a bit. "Hai Sakuya-chan. We will be sure to capture at least one and make the rest regret trying to kidnap you and Michiko-san." Yori hadn't been taken, though he'd been targeted. They'd just grabbed the wrong Saito. And then they're on the move. Yori moves swiftly along, making sure that Sakuya is keeping up easily enough.
COMBAT: Yori focuses 2150 stamina to turn it into 2500 usable chakra!
COMBAT: Ryouji focuses 4894 stamina to turn it into 7000 usable chakra!
RP: Ryouji transforms into REIZEI-BLUR.
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with STEALTH with a roll of: 30
The Reizei nods to Rise and tilts his head, "We'll go in, do a smash and grab, kill everything else. Sounds like fun. Question though, any intel on if they have innocents already? None of their kidnapping plans succeeded so far, I hope. I don't want to go in at full effect if I know there's innocents in the line of fire." He sighs and shakes his head, "Stealth has never been my forte, but I got you, Michiko-chan. I'll do my best. We'll make them pay for trying to kidnap kumogakure nin." He hears the title of Sakuya and chuckles, "Kumo's Shield? Hope you live up to it." He slaps his hands together and begins building his chakra, shifting into blur mode to help with the stealth. Fast is sometimes quiet.
Rise starts to rise stiffly, only to jerk back briefly into position in response to Yori's greeting. She had forgotten for a moment that he to was a superior… But in anycase, she listened without interruption, or much of any response to what was expected of them. As far as she was concerned, Michiko had faith they would be able to adapt quickly should anything go awry. The same pretty much went for everything else spoken of by the others. Beyond a brief piercing look given to Sakuya, the woman seemed content to play the neutral card. "Shirokiri Rise." She replies simply before shifting her attention to following the others. Thoughtless, Rise silences her movements as they pressed forward.
COMBAT: Rise attacks target 1 with STEALTH-II with a roll of: 30
"They were successful with two of their kidnapping adventures, Ryouji-kun. We're not sure where they're being held, though. I think it's safe to say they'll be locked up, though, so we'll need to look for them after we kill all the kidnappers," Michiko would tell the others with Ryouji's question. The rest of the journey was in silence, hopefully, and the team would arrive just outside the compound. There were guards stationed, and they seemed pretty serious-looking! "Hmm…" Michiko murmurs softly. "Any ideas? Or should Ryouji-kun just cut those two down?" she asks her group.
RP: Sakuya transforms into ZUZU.
Sakuya will drop to a stealthy profile after it seems everyone else is. "At least one…" She repeats. «Let's be honest. You're not skilled enough to hold your punches anyways.» Zuzu would remind Sakuya that her genjutsu is far from being developed to any usable point. "So difficult lately." She notes. Her snake has been more sassy than usual, which is wearing on her self esteem more than she lets it be known. "Alright Yori-kun! I'm ready. Let make it painful for them…"
COMBAT: Sakuya attacks target 1 with STEALTH with a roll of: 22
Yori looks to the two that are outside of the compound as he moves silently to hide behind a rock. "If those are the only two guards than a swift and silent kill is most advisable. Ryouji-san would probably be best for that." Can't help but agree with that really. He just waits in silence to see what Michiko actually orders them to do. Or if, ya know, Ryouji just does it.
RP: Yori transforms into BATTLE-MIND.
RPCOMBAT: Yori defends against with a PERCEPTION…41
COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with STEALTH with a roll of: 24
RP: Ryouji transforms into REIZEI-BLUR-II.
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 65
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 2 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 66
Ryouji nods, listening to at least two of the team mates and says, "I can, no problem." He powers up to the next level as lightning courses across his body to make sure he takes them down. There's no kill quite like overkill. He takes a step and fades out, running the distance between them at the guards. He slashes one as he appears next to them and takes another step a nanosecond later and slashes at the next guard. If they don't go down assuming he'll hit, at least they'll be out of action for another follow up attack.
RPCOMBAT: Rise defends against with a PERCEPTION-II…39
Rise frowns, but ultimately refrains from commenting or interrupting Michiko. It wouldn't be proper to do otherwise. And besides that, even if the kidnappers tried to use the hostages as shields, so long as the team was 'thorough' they needed not worry as much about their relationship with those outside the village. Right? "Ry-…" He's gone before the rest can leave her mouth. Now a littl emore frantically, Rise tried to search their surroundings more closely for any signs of more guards in hiding, or even worse, traps.
RPCOMBAT: Michiko defends against with a TREMOR-SENSE-II…59
Well, the good news is that there's no one else around! Rise and Michiko would be able to tell that much. Ryouji's attack was so swift that… Well, the two guards were still upright for a bit and about to comment on the breeze before they fell to pieces. "Okay… That worked better than expected…" Michiko says with a faint frown. Something still felt off, so… "Let's just try a bit more of a stealthy approach from this point. I don't sense anyone nearby, at least… So I think we're free to enter for now. There's a split in the cave, so I want Yori-san and Ryouji-kun to go down the right path. Rise-san and Sakuya-san, you two are going to come with me. We're going to try and find the two prisoners they might have. Once we confirm they're not here or we confirm they're rescued, then you can go all-out. Hai?"
On saving duty then? Zuzu would slither out of Sakuya's Kimono and whisper into her ears. "Remember. Disable them, Sakuya-chan." Zuzu would remind her as she sighs and falls in behind Michiko creating several handseals. "Sensei, If you wish to communicate any orders to the other team, I am still able to do that." She reminds. It's one-way communication, unlike a Yamanaka's, but it's efficient nonetheless. The left path likely won't be difficult, given that Michiko is in the group. She doesn't have to be so tense, she supposes. She closes her eyes and takes a deep breath, attempting to sense the air with her own special senses…
RPCOMBAT: Sakuya defends against with a HEBISUUHAI-SENSES…24
Down the rabbit hole hmm? Yori nods to Michiko's instructions before his focus turns to Ryouji, leaving the younger yet more experienced Chuunin lead the way and such. "After you Ryouji-san. I will watch your back," he says as he prepares to follow after the other boy. He would keep an eye out and is tensed and ready to fight at a moment's notice, of course.
RPCOMBAT: Yori defends against with a PERCEPTION…28
RPCOMBAT: Ryouji defends against with a PERCEPTION…38
RPCOMBAT: Ryouji defends against with a CHAKRA-SENSITIVITY…38
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with STEALTH with a roll of: 32
Ryouji hits the guards and then blurs back to the group. "You got it, Michiko-chan." He looks back at the cut up guards, "That was easier than it should be." He brings his own senses up, keeping his chakra sensitivity heightened. It wouldn't hurt for Ryouji to keep an eye peeled as well. He nods to Yori as they take off down the right path. "Good to know." he says as they move along. He does so quietly however, since it's better someone does not know they're coming. They've still got surprise on their side.
RP: Rise transforms into MEDITATIVE-FOCUS.
RPCOMBAT: Rise defends against with a PERCEPTION-II…43
COMBAT: Rise attacks target 1 with STEALTH-II with a roll of: 47
With the immediate threat ot of the way, Rise strode forward on her own to dispose of the bodies; sealing them up within a pair of scrolls. During her work she lingers for perhaps a moment too long when it came to examining a dismembered piece at the time. Sensing the onset of drool, Rise hastened to finish the work and return to the others. She is taken aback by the change in plans, and can only muster the will to nod in the affirmative to it before taking a moment to regain her focus. She even goes a step further adding chakra to the mix, appearing afterwards almost perpetually half-asleep. Her next words disapproves it all to well. "Do not grow at ease," She leans in to whisper into her ear from behind (if allowed). Then, its back to covering the rear like a good little shinobi.
COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with UNDERGROUND-FISH-PROJECTION with a roll of: 53
[NPC System]: Enemies roll(s) Perception vs. All from 20 to 60 and get(s) a 21. - Rolled by: Michiko
The hideout was a cave system in rocks, which is a good thing for Michiko. The group would get to travel together for about thirty yards before reaching the fork in the road. Then they'd have to split up. Michiko leads the kunoichi off to the left path, keeping her senses alert. And apparently all the shinobi are sneaky enough that no one is coming to see who's coming down along the tunnels! Ryouji and Yori would notice that there were a lot of people up ahead. It sounded like there was some sort of meeting! "I want our teams to strike this temple next. Kill a few of the monks and grab the head monk. Team B, you're going after this noble. We're going to prove to the other branches that we're just as efficient as them. Sure, their kidnappings were successful, but they've only gone after one target each!"
Down the right path, the trio would find …. Nothing! It seemed to go on for ages and ages with no end. Not even any offshoots.
Sakuya would activate her genjutsu to keep a line open in case orders were given, given that Yori and Ryouji would likely not be within whispering distance when they were clearly off in another group. Yori and Ryouji would both notice Sakuya's genjutsu as she told them that she would repeat Michiko's orders verbatum in the Iwata's voice if she issued them. Don't be alerted in otherwords. Afterwards, it seemed rather strange that their tunnel was going on and on. Sakuya would be the first to test and see if this was genjutsu acting upon their group. "This is weird. Maybe this path is a dead end? Or…"
RPCOMBAT: Sakuya defends against with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…20
COMBAT: Yori defends against AUDITORY-HALLUCINATIONS(19) attack from Sakuya with a TENSE…5
Yori moves as silently as possible along their tunnel, glancing to Ryouji when he hears the voice of 'Michiko'. When he starts hearing other voices he pauses, glancing around until he can find where they're coming from. Straight ahead. Riiiight. Moving forward silently the young Saito would crouch down and try to get a count of whoever was beyond, gold-brown eyes scanning for dangers, weapons, people…everything.
RPCOMBAT: Yori defends against with a PERCEPTION…33
COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with STEALTH with a roll of: 22
COMBAT: Ryouji defends against AUDITORY-HALLUCINATIONS(18) attack from Sakuya with a TENSE…13
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with CRACKLE-STEP with a roll of: 38
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with STEALTH with a roll of: 24
RPCOMBAT: Ryouji defends against with a CHAKRA-SENSITIVITY…41
The voice is clear in Ryouji's noggin, so he understands the Hebisuuhai. He looks over at Yori and nods before creeping as carefully and as quietly as his skills will allow. He wants a peek at the meeting so he can make sure there's no one there that might be tied up. He's not about to go in there guns blazing without some idea what he's jumping into. That and he's giving time for Michiko to signal to him if they find anyone as well. So no rushing this.
Michiko glances over to Sakuya. "Were you able to make contact with the others?" Once Sakuya gives her a confirmation, Michiko then says, "I think there's a large cavern up ahead… It feels like someone is walking in a circle, so be prepared." Michiko leaves Rise where they are to keep a lookout, instructing the Shirokiri to come and get them should anything go wrong.
Ryouji and Yori would get to see the lovely sight of all the kidnappers in one room. There were about twenty different people there. Team 'A' and Team 'B' probably meant that they split their forces in half. But maybe not? There was also a huge map on the wall with several marks on it. It was a large map of the Land of Lightning, actually…
Sakuya would nod her head as she replies. "Hai, Sensei. I have established a link" She notes. A large cavern is usually a good staging place for supplies and/or other things. The chance off being thrust into a fight his high, so Sakuya would attempt to go about this in a stealthy way. "Better prepare for a fight, just in case."
COMBAT: Sakuya attacks target 1 with STEALTH with a roll of: 20
Yori hmms softly to himself as he looks over the room as they discuss plans for different things. More kidnappings. Multiple cells. Well it's mostly what they expected. Yori makes a hand motion to get Ryouji's attention before signaling towards the speaker, motioning for them to tie him up. He's the one they need to take captive mostly. He would have the most information likely. With that done he unclicks his sword from it's sheath before nodding for Ryouji to start. Ryouji was faster and could hit multiple people at once, things Yori couldn't. It made sense for him to go first.
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 65
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 2 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 66
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 3 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 66
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 4 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 73
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 5 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 76
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 6 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 70
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 7 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 73
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 8 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 63
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 9 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 59
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 10 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 52
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 11 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 78
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 12 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 68
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 13 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 53
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 14 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 75
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 15 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 53
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 16 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 57
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 17 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 53
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 18 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 59
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 19 with WHIRLWIND-OF-BLADES with a roll of: 60
Ryouji takes a moment to survey the twenty or so kidnappers. He holds his hand out with spread fingers, signaling to Yori that he's going to hit them all. Ryouji sees no other people in there that might get caught up in this, so he grips his sword at his hip, hoping to reduce the amount of damage to the room. He 'could' use his explosive tags and just blow the whole place up, but those maps might come in handy. He nods to Yori once more and rushes in. He powers up his blur II and reaches full speed, striking at each member. He's got to move fast for this, he usually does not hit so many targets in so short a time before they can counter. But it's within the realm of his ability.
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Demon Graves vs. Michiko from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 49. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Michiko defends against with a EFFICIENT-METAL-BARRIER…41
Considering the fact that the little conference is not expecting anyone to be attacking, they all fall down to Ryouji's blade. Well, all but one. The one that stands at the front blinks a bit in surprise before he suddenly has a sword in his hands. Yeah, he wasn't too happy that all his troops were down … "Where the heck did you come from?" he asks, pointing his sword at the door, but not moving. Yeah, the huge table before him wasn't friendly when it came to easy movement…
Michiko flinches a bit when she hears Sakuya stumble over a pebble. Apparently, that was all that was really needed for someone to suddenly attack the pair of Kumo kunoichi! Michiko wasn't exactly expecting that, and she ends up pinned against the wall! "Coward," she scowls at the darkness, eyes flitting about as she tries to figure out just who their attacker is.
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Demon Graves vs. Sakuya from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 42. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Sakuya defends against with a EVASION…42
Sakuya knew she screwed up, when she heard the pebble make aloud noise. "For the love of-." She quickly moved out of the way, dodging unpredictably as the earth she was just on had caved right from under her feet. Sakuya thinks quickly, knowing that with an ability like that, she couldn't win alone. It was up to team work. She creates a single handseal as she peers her eyes into the enemy, working her genjutsu upon them as Zuzu quickly slips out of her clothing and heads over to Michiko, and digs Michiko out of the wall with his head, though clearly saying nothing because being a living shovel is not fun.
COMBAT: Sakuya attacks target 1 with LESSER-SNAKE-EYES with a roll of: 18
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Genjutsu Perception vs. Sakuya from 15 to 35 and get(s) a 25. - Rolled by: Michiko
Yori is preparing to follow after Ryouji and even steps out when Ryouji leaves. But after a few steps all the people are…down. Uh…wow. "Guess you really didn't need my help Ryouji-san," he says, rubbing the back of his neck warily. "You had this well enough in hand." Maybe he should've gone to help the kunoichi. Too late for that now. Yori sheathes his own blade and starts looking the downed men over, pretty much leaving Ryouji to the one they still had to capture.
RP: Yori reverts to his normal state.
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with INSPIRATION-WAVE with a roll of: 31
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with INSPIRATION-WAVE with a roll of: 44
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Dodge vs. Ryouji from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 46. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Dodge vs. Ryouji from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 48. - Rolled by: Michiko
Ryouji leaps up on the table holding his arms in front of him as he starts bouncing to a tune he's beatboxing out for a few seconds, "Yo say ho! Kidnappers snapping up kids. Crimes and punishment, dying of sids. Know my fame, know my name, don't be lame! Reizei Ryouji, causing damage, best file an insurance claim! I'm not here for a social call, killin ya all, full halls to the wall! Kidnappers beware I'm here lighting you up like an electric chair!" He flips through hand signs and puts his palm out at the guy shooting out a bolt of electricity that'll hopefully stun him without killing him. He's got to keep him alive afterall.
COMBAT: Michiko defends against YANK(22) attack from Sakuya with a TENSE…12
[NPC System]: Michiko roll(s) Escape Chance from 1 to 100 and get(s) a 80. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Earthen Spear vs. Michiko from 35 to 60 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Michiko defends against with a EFFICIENT-METAL-BARRIER…61
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Earthen Spear vs. Sakuya from 35 to 60 and get(s) a 46. - Rolled by: Michiko
COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with INTERRUPT with a roll of: 52
RPCOMBAT: Michiko defends against with a EFFICIENT-METAL-BARRIER…66
The enemy that Sakuya and Michiko are facing is a woman. An earth user, apparently. "Oh my, look who I caught~" She says gleefully, seeing Michiko. She frowns, though, when she sees Sakuya is free. She doesn't seem to be affected by the genjutsu, either. "Hmm… Interesting… Well, little snake… I suppose you're going to have to die alongside your sensei." The woman makes a spear of earth, then throws it at both Michiko and Sakuya.
The man who's over with Ryouji and Yori blinks a bit and stares blankly at Ryouji. "Uhh… That … kind of sucked" he points out bluntly, dodging the two waves of lightning. "Next time, you need to put more feeling in it. And you shouldn't make nonsense rhymes." the man states, slashing twice at Ryouji and … completely ignoring Yori! Or so it seems… As he swings his sword at Ryouji, he just /happens/ to pass Yori in such a way that he could aim a slash at him.
Michiko feels the earth loosen around her form, and eventually she's able to break herself out of the earthen grip. She pats Zuzu's head in thanks, suddenly appearing in front of Sakuya and taking both spears without much issue. In fact, she doesn't seem injured at all! "Die? Who said anyone was dying?" Michiko asks, making a handseal. She gathers up an extreme amount of chakra, then two bbinds of metal lash out to try and wrap around the strange woman. "Sakuya-san, tell Yori-san and Ryouji-kun that we've encountered someone. We should be done with her in a minute or two," the Iwata murmurs to the Hebisuuhai.
COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with METAL-BINDING with a roll of: 49
COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with METAL-BINDING with a roll of: 59
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Earth Dome vs. Michiko (49) from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 61. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Earth Dome vs. Michiko (59) from 40 to 70 and get(s) a 42. - Rolled by: Michiko
Sakuya would create a handseal rather quickly. "Yori, Ryouji. We've now encountered resistance. No need to panic, of course. We have Michiko, and they do not. Heh." She would state with a smile. She was glad Michiko took the spear. That would have ruined her day. Alright! Time to follow up on Michiko's attack. Zuzu would slither behind the metal-bound individual and sink his teeth in, injecting the individual with as much venom as he could.
COMBAT: Sakuya attacks target 1 with SNAKE-BITE with a roll of: 25
COMBAT: Sakuya attacks target 1 with SNAKE-BITE with a roll of: 28
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Tense vs. Sakuya (25) from 4 to 18 and get(s) a 8. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Tense vs. Sakuya (28) from 4 to 18 and get(s) a 7. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Double Slash vs. Yori from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 48. - Rolled by: Michiko
RP: Yori transforms into IMPROVED-BATTLE-MIND.
RPCOMBAT: Yori defends against with a BREVITY…67
Yori is down checking on another of the casualties when the man runs past him and slashes. The boy is gone before the sword strike can succeed however and instead he slips after the man, his own blade dancing out in three quickl slashes to try and hamper him as well as possible bring him down altogether. He could keep him alive, he just needed to keep him from fleeing. "Ryouji-san, you're faster than I am. We're clear here. Can you go check on the others?"
[NPC System]: Yori roll(s) Triple Slash from 44 to 77 and get(s) a 44. - Rolled by: Yori
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Block vs. Yori from 25 to 45 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Double Slash vs. Ryouji from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Double Slash vs. Ryouji from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 35. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Ryouji defends against with a BLUR…41
RPCOMBAT: Ryouji defends against with a BLUR…58
Ryouji says, "That's harsh man. Easy with your critique. It's on the fly so it can't be the best." He dodges to the left, slipping past the first slash, then ducks down avoiding the second that goes just above his head. "I will let her know what's up, just as soon as this guy goes down." Ryouji slides lighting cutter out and flips it around to jam the saya into this guy's chin hoping to stun him. For an added move he sweeps the saya around, aiming to take his legs out from under him.
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with GLINT-OF-THE-SAYA with a roll of: 31
COMBAT: Ryouji attacks target 1 with GLINT-OF-THE-SAYA with a roll of: 38
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Block vs. Ryouji from 25 to 45 and get(s) a 34. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Block vs. Ryouji from 25 to 45 and get(s) a 45. - Rolled by: Michiko
The woman quickly makes a dome of earth to turtle herself in, but it's dug into, and Michiko is able to grab the woman, meaning she can't move at all! Zuzu, through the opening that Michiko gave him/it/her, can slither on over and casually bite the woman all he wants. She isn't going anywhere anytime soon! Also, snake bites hurt! "OW!" She yelps, wishing she could rub the injury.
The man is able to hold his own, but Yori's quick slashes are all able to make it through his defenses. "Augh…." he grumbles, trying to retaliate quickly. Another two quick slashes at Yori, and then a few at Ryouji as well! "And you should just shut it! Your little show was awful, even if it was on the fly!"
COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with MUSCLE-RELAXATION-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 51
COMBAT: Michiko attacks target 1 with MUSCLE-RELAXATION-TECHNIQUE with a roll of: 47
Michiko wanders over casually to the trapped victim and pokes her a few times in very specific places so that she's unable to move any more. And she'll feel super tired. "Well, that was easier than I thought. Good job, Sakuya-san," she tells the Hebisuuhai. The girl keeps the enemy bound and drags her off towards the space she had sensed earlier. What they would see is a lot of weapons. A good stockpile of them! And all of them were stolen goods of pretty pricey material. "Looks like we hit the jackpot," Michiko comments rather dryly. Though this /was/ good luck. Looks like Kumo can get some good weapons for (technically) free!
Sakuya doubted the quality of these weapons were Kumo-shinobi standard, but the academy could always use some cheap Kunai with dulled edges for practice. Sakuya rubs her head. "To be fair, I doubt anything acquired from village-less shinobi have any real quality." Just a source of metal. Sakuya dusts her cloak off as she relays the information to her comrades. "Target eliminated."
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Double Slash vs. Yori from 20 to 45 and get(s) a 30. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Yori defends against with a WEAPON-BLOCK-III…42
Yori brings his sword up to block the strikes from the man before glncing towards Ryouji. "He only needed to be alive, yes Ryouji-san? I can remove a limb and keep him alive well enough." In a flash of speed Yori charges the man, his blade flicked up into the air while his sleeve slides back to reveal his vambrace, charged with lightning. The youth would attempt to punch the man as he passed, injecting the lightning before reaching up to grab his sword and slash at the arm holding the sword to try and remove it.
COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with LIGHTNING-VAMBRACE-STRIKE with a roll of: 53
COMBAT: Yori attacks target 1 with LIGHTNING-FLOW-SHARP with a roll of: 58
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Block vs. Yori from 25 to 50 and get(s) a 33. - Rolled by: Michiko
RP: Ryouji transforms into REIZEI-BLUR-III.
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Double Slash vs. Ryouji from 20 to 45 and get(s) a 39. - Rolled by: Michiko
[NPC System]: Enemy roll(s) Double Slash vs. Ryouji from 20 to 45 and get(s) a 36. - Rolled by: Michiko
RPCOMBAT: Ryouji defends against with a BLUR…68
RPCOMBAT: Ryouji defends against with a BLUR…58
Ryouji quickly dodges out of the way of the two sword slashes, then leaps off the table and says, "Good, that guy is annoying. Someone like him has no appreation for good enka rap. If you got him, then I'll let Michiko know. Make sure he does not bleed out." He is getting bored fighting this guy anyway. Ryouji takes off running down the hallway taking the passage to his right. That'll lead him to Michiko. He calls out, "Michiko-chan! Sakuya-san! We got someone after we hit the major group of kidnappers. Well, Yori should have him by now. I'll go check on him." Ryouji turns and disappears rushing back down the corrdior now taking the left and back to the room and all the dead bodies. Rise should have fun taking all of those. Plenty of spare parts, or whatever she does with them. Sells them? Who knows.
Michiko hears Ryouji and calls back, "Hai. Let's all meet up at the entrance. We have someone here with us as well." And they're all as right as rain! And now it was time to jet. Michiko will rely on Yori to pass on the information he has later. He can send it to her in mail form or something more reliable… Rise is collected on the way and sent to assist Yori, who shouldn't have any issue draggin his own captive along. That man is out cold after Yori is able to remove his arm… Well then! Mission complete. It seems that the information retrieval was even more successful.
Sakuya didn't even need to use her genjutsu. They were in range. «Sakuya, you fool. Did you even look at those weapons? Notice that someone of them were laced with chakra metal?» Zuzu would ask. «You're a bunted fool.» The snake says as he slithers up into Sakuya's dress once more. "*Sigh* Alright then, let's rendevous then…"
Yori had cleanly cut the arm off,then cauterized it after the man passed out. Now Yori carried him over a shoulder as he met up with the others, giving them a nod.
Michiko nods lightly when she sees everyone is here. "Good. Ryouji-kun, Rise-san, and myself will take the prisoners back." There were two prisoners and three of them. There'd likely be some sort of cycle set up to carry the bodies. "Sakuya-san, you and Yori-san will continue traveling South and East. Go through the Land of Fire to the Land of Wind, and stop at Konohagakure on the way. Restock when you can, as the desert is harsh, particularly in the summer. I imagine the two Suna-nin are a bit ahead of you and already in Konoha, so maybe seek some of their advice before traveling across the next border. Yori-san, you know what to do. Sakuya-san, I trust you'll behave appropriately." Michiko smiles faintly. "And we'll be sure to leave you plenty of work for when you get home." With that last advice/order, Michiko bows her head to her teammates. It was goodbye for now, but on a successful note.