The Search - The Final Trial

Starring:

Ogosokamaru, Luna (emitter)

Date: September 25, 2012

Summary:

Ogosokamaru finishes the last of the trials to become a member of The Blades. But what's this? Is this yet another trial, or something more?


"The Search - The Final Trial"

Deep within the Mountain of The Blades

The first trial was finally over, leaving Ogosokamaru within the silence of the abyss. The darkness which lead into the cave of water became even more densly shrouded, an invisible force surging force to bare him from entry if he attempted to do so. The only location now was heading into the cave of Fire, the ominious kanji loomed high above the mouth of the entrance and torchlight burning further to lead him through it. Naturally at the end was just a shroud of darkness but for now, Ogosokamaru had to step forward, and lead his way into the path of Fire.

A single look back to the cave that brought him here in the first place, and a simple shake of his head, and he continued down the path of Fire. A look up to the kanji written up above the mouth of the second cave and before he knew it, he had breached the entrance and was on his way to the next of the trials.

RP: Ogosokamaru joins the roleplay.
COMBAT: It is now Ogosokamaru's turn.
RP: Shifter makes a Nin roll and got 19.
RP: Ogosokamaru makes a Int roll and got 14.

The path which lead to breaching the room of the Fire Trial had opened up into a larger room, however the illumination of the vibrant embers which burned amongst the torches didn't reveal entirely too much. Along each side of the room were levers of a sort, and what appeared to be an etched indention for some sort of hidden entrance… Odo didn't have much time to evaluate the entire location however, for as soon as he stepped into the room a distant dumbling occured, a shift within the foundation of rock and a blaze of heat creeping behind him, followed by a massive surge of raging fires tunneling through the path he just walked! He was trapped, within the walls of the cave… The fire also seemed to have a mind of its own, rather than just a single berserking barrage it honned and followed him, burning and tailing in his wake…

The path which lead to breaching the room of the Fire Trial had opened up into a larger room, however the illumination of the vibrant embers which burned amongst the torches didn't reveal entirely too much. Along each side of the room were levers of a sort, and what appeared to be an etched indention for some sort of hidden entrance… Odo didn't have much time to evaluate the entire location however, for as soon as he stepped into the room a distant dumbling occured, a shift within the foundation of rock and a blaze of heat creeping behind him, followed by a massive surge of raging fires tunneling through the path he just walked! He was trapped, within the walls of the cave… The fire also seemed to have a mind of its own, rather than just a single berserking barrage it honned and followed him, burning and tailing in his wake…

RP: Ogosokamaru makes a Spd roll and got 15.

Straight shot along the wall of the room to get a closer look at those lever looking things along the wall beneath the torches, that and so he would be able to see where he's going. Ogo looked behind him to try and catch a better look at the fireball that followed him every which way he went. Hopefully investigation of the levers would give him a better idea of what they did, if not, he would take two seconds when opportunity allowed him to reach up and grab at one to attempt to pull it down. If they needed be pushed up, he'd find out real quick.

RP: Shifter joins the roleplay.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru finishes his turn.
COMBAT: It is now Shifter's turn.
GAME: Save complete.

Ogo could feel the burning sensation of fire hot on his tail, while it did leave room for some investigation the window of opprotunity was signifcantly lower than he might have expected. The room began to fill with the gasy fire, burning into the room and tracing after his movements. Upon the first closer glance at the levers however Ogo would notice that there wasn't anything out of the ordindary or hinting that they had any special requirements or any sort of order. Just 3 seperate levers in each corner of the room, the question was would he have enough time or not? Even after the fire might smash into his form it didn't let out, it followed in an attempt to awash him in flames…

COMBAT: Shifter attacks Ogosokamaru with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE…27
COMBAT: Shifter attacks Ogosokamaru with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE…40
COMBAT: Shifter finishes its turn.
COMBAT: It is now Ogosokamaru's turn.
COMBAT: Shifter attacks you with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE and rolls a 27. Action?
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru defends against GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE(27) attack from Shifter with a DODGE-III…76
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru wins the roll.
COMBAT: Shifter attacks you with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE and rolls a 40. Action?
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru defends against GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE(40) attack from Shifter with a DODGE-III…59
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru wins the roll.
COMBAT: There are no more attacks for you to defend against.

Ogosokamaru was rather quick to get out of the way of the fireballs as quickly as possible. Using his transformation, this time he'd make another dash at the lever, focused on just getting it down and getting out of the way of the fire. His sword was drawn now, so in a pinch he could try to use his advanced weapon blocking to tear through the fires if necessary. If and after the lever was pulled, he would listen for any sounds, or keep an eye out for any light or movement in various corners of the cave. But that's only if he gets it this time.

RP: Ogosokamaru transforms into REIZEI-BLUR.
RP: Ogosokamaru makes a Spd roll and got 14.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru finishes his turn.
COMBAT: It is now Shifter's turn.
RP: Shifter makes a Nin roll and got 20.

"Ogokamaru was in a pinch, despite his attemptions to move away from the fire it simply was too quick and wholesome to avoid. Each time he moved and flicked towards the lever it only filled the area with more fire, leaving less places for him to run. Somehow The fire sustained itself on each path it moved for, attempting to wash Ogosokamaru within its burning rage, violently scorching against his flesh if he didn't get away. In due time the entire room would become filled with still flames, making it almost impractical to attempt to dodge without burning ones self.

COMBAT: Shifter attacks Ogosokamaru with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE…37
COMBAT: Shifter focuses 5000 stamina to turn it into usable chakra!
COMBAT: Shifter attacks Ogosokamaru with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE…50
COMBAT: Shifter finishes its turn.
COMBAT: It is now Ogosokamaru's turn.
COMBAT: Shifter attacks you with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE and rolls a 37. Action?
COMBAT: Your chakra changes by -20 due to your transformation.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru defends against GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE(37) attack from Shifter with a TENSE…8
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru loses the roll and sustains 801 damage.
COMBAT: Shifter attacks you with GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE and rolls a 50. Action?
COMBAT: Your chakra changes by -20 due to your transformation.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru defends against GREAT-FIREBALL-TECHNIQUE(50) attack from Shifter with a UNCANNY-DEFENSE…78
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru wins the roll.
COMBAT: There are no more attacks for you to defend against.

Ogo took the first fireball in painful stride. But, at least he got to the lever! The second fireball coming at him he drew his weapon and sliced it in half!
Well… sliced it in two was the proper term. Now there's three of them after him? Great balls of fire. So now singed with the first fireball engulfing him and the second now turned into second and third, he dashes for the next lever, pushing himself further into his transformation to get whatever edge of speed he can on these things.

RP: Ogosokamaru makes a Spd roll and got 22.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru finishes his turn.
COMBAT: It is now Shifter's turn.
RP: Shifter makes a Nin roll and got 13.

The firey stinging along Ogosokamaru's flesh appeared to be competent in increasing the shinobi's vigor and speed. Despite the scorching ball of fire dividing into trios, he managed to completely out class them in speed. Cutting them into peices seemed to somewhat slow down their impact, so for now Ogosokamaru was free, easily being able to tug down the lever without any sort of resistance. Still there was one more lever to go for, the area was quickly filling up with a scorching heat. Even with the bulk of the flames far away at this point, the immense heat collecting within the room was enough to deter him from pulling down the next lever. One more to go…

COMBAT: Shifter attacks Ogosokamaru with BLAZE-HAZE-PROJECTION…35
COMBAT: Shifter attacks Ogosokamaru with BLAZE-HAZE-PROJECTION…51
COMBAT: Shifter finishes its turn.
COMBAT: It is now Ogosokamaru's turn.
COMBAT: Shifter attacks you with BLAZE-HAZE-PROJECTION and rolls a 35. Action?
COMBAT: Your chakra changes by -40 due to your transformation.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru defends against BLAZE-HAZE-PROJECTION(35) attack from Shifter with a BLUR…77
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru wins the roll.
COMBAT: Shifter attacks you with BLAZE-HAZE-PROJECTION and rolls a 51. Action?
COMBAT: Your chakra changes by -40 due to your transformation.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru defends against BLAZE-HAZE-PROJECTION(51) attack from Shifter with a BLUR…68
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru wins the roll.
COMBAT: There are no more attacks for you to defend against.

Ogosokamaru was no longer focused on the fireballs, other than being faster than they. Only if he wasn't, would he worry about dodging them, or when he got to the last level and pulled it would he worry about getting hit by the floating masses of fire. He sped out of the way of the three of them and went straight for the third lever, hoping to still have time after pulling it to evade the fireballs one more time.
Sweat rolled down his temples and soaked his clothing at this point. Even the cool floor was starting to warm under his feet and he could even feel it through his shoes.

RP: Ogosokamaru makes a Spd roll and got 13.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru finishes his turn.
COMBAT: It is now Shifter's turn.
RP: Shifter makes a Nin roll and got 11.
RP: Shifter makes a Nin roll and got 16.

Ogosokamaru once again managed to out run the daunting triple flames, upon tugging down the last lever the room suddenly became a twisted black, the burning flames dissipitating almost instantly while the indention along the side wall began to click and manifest, the crunching and shifting of rock opening a small crawl through space for Ogosokamaru to crawl into. A Layer of fire began to surge amongst the entrance of the crawl space though, simple just a wall of rushing fire to prevent him from entering, little did Ogosokamaru know though was that he had actually sprung a trap… The exit in which he came from had been blocked off, and the walls from each side began to close in upon him, slowly attempting to crush him between the rocks… The only true way out was forward.

COMBAT: Shifter finishes its turn.
COMBAT: It is now Ogosokamaru's turn.

At this point, anything seemed possible. When the wall of flame came up in front of the crawlspace, Ogo decided he might try to put out the flames. He made a few handseals, and then he would attempt to create some water from the moisture in the air, and then put a wall of water in a circular manner enough for him to crawl right through and through the crawlspace. He drew his tanto and forced lightning chakra through it as a small light to see through the darkness of further on in the tunnel, if need be.

RP: Ogosokamaru uses WATER-CREATION.
RPCOMBAT: You don't have enough chakra.
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru focuses 500 stamina to turn it into usable chakra!
COMBAT: Your chakra changes by -40 due to your transformation.
RPCOMBAT: Ogosokamaru defends against with a WATER-WALL…42
COMBAT: Ogosokamaru finishes his turn.
COMBAT: It is now Shifter's turn.

Surprisingly enough, Ogosokamaru's resourcefulness worked in his favor, allowing him to force out the fire and crawl through the small small space which lead into yet another chamber. This chamber unlike the previous was let lit, a bright beaming light surged from above into the chamber, burning down on what appeared to be an ancient shrine of some sort, though there was an obvious indention within the rocks with further investigation, Three of them actually, and two of the indentions had already been filled with totems, there was only one more… And it was similiar to the shape that Ogosakamaru had aquired from the test of water… It would be plainly obvious what he had to do, if he wanted to do it.

COMBAT: Shifter finishes its turn.
COMBAT: It is now Ogosokamaru's turn.
GAME: Save complete.

Ogo was a touch relieved when he saw the shrine and it clicked what he had to do. But, before he moved forward, he would take a minute to look around his surroundings, and check for any traps, any holes in the wall or floor or ceiling that would shoot deadly poison darts at him or shoot flame up his pant leg or something hideously painful. Each step was slow and careful, but trying to be as quick as possible to get to the shrine and pulling out the gem totem he had, hesitantly placing it in the socket. Unless something happened before that which kept him from continuing.

COMBAT: Ogosokamaru finishes his turn.
COMBAT: It is now Shifter's turn.

"You have done well… Ogosokamaru, though I believe your presence here is now, Unecessary," a voice spoke from along one corner of the room once Ogo had placed his totem within the socket. The floor began to open up beneath him, shifting and turning, revealing the firey red depths of volcanic activity. Lava scorched and slugged along the edges of the rock, steering clear of what appeared to be a stone staircase spanning down into the depths of the mountain, careful not to touch the walls. "You are a blade now, Feel free to return back to the surface," The man took a single step forward to reveal himself, adorned in a clad of battle armor, his face despite aged was quite handsome, and at this point he was clearly visible, it was the dear leader that had given him this task in the first place. " But if you are as curious as me… Perhaps the both of us can see where the depths of this place takes us…" The man offered a slight nod and he moved along, passing Ogosokamaru and drifting down the staircase, " Do you know where we are?"

COMBAT: Shifter finishes its turn.
COMBAT: It is now Ogosokamaru's turn.

Ogo takes a moment to get out of the way of the shifting floor, standing on the staircase when the old man passes him, and Ogo doesn't hesitate for a moment to follow him down. "This is the resting place.. or at least this is somewhat how I imagined it from the legends. Of course, 'two shades north of hell' isn't feeling too far off either." Ogo might have been wrong that this was the resting place of the weapon he had heard about, and the blades were the only link he had heard about dealing with it in the last few hundred years or something like that. You know how stories get out of hand the more time goes by.

COMBAT: Ogosokamaru finishes his turn.
COMBAT: It is now Shifter's turn.

"This is the home of the blade forged from fire and blood, souls burned away and embedded into steel… Its only been a rumor that "that" blade exists amongst us, but perhaps now we will see if such a thing truly exists," There was a grinning expression spread among the man's lips, his hand rested at his sides, and deeper they went down the burning sprawling staircase. " No one has ever managed to dig into these depths until now… and now is the time to see if this is blade is merely fantasy… or fact," There was a hint of doubt, curiosity within his voice, perhaps even a little bit of fear striking through… Who knew what they were going to find in the bowels of Hell?

To Be Continued…

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