The Woes of Bandits


Rockpath (emitter), Isura, Daichi, Hinori, Tsuna

Date: January 6, 2016


A number of bandits are stumbled upon by a patrol of Konoha genin led by Uchiha Isura.

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

"The Woes of Bandits"

Land of Fire

Isura was selected to lead a patrol full of genin around the village of Konoha. Not that unusual of a task. And all of the genin excepting Daichi really needed the experience. The group was told to meet at the gate, and Isura would have a map of their trip. Route 32-B would take them three miles from the village and be worth seven miles roundtrip. It shouldn't take more than a couple hours to complete. They wouldn't really pass through any town, though, so they best pack some supplies if they get hungry.

The sounds of growling and restlessness approach the front gate. ~Are we really doing this? It sounds boring!~ A Kunoichi responded to the whining of the Ninken. "It's necessary. What if we get attacked by rogue Ninja or something and noone was around to see them coming?" The dog just grumbled. ~At least then it wouldn't be boring.~ "Hey, do you want your treat or not?" That shut the Ninken up, as Hinori and Hoshimaru come into view fully at the gate. Hinori had on her a small little satchel, and a canteen of water as she approached, waiting for everyone else to show up.

Isura peered at the mission and sighed "I suppose it can't be helped." Placing the scroll into his ninja pouch he proceeded to the gate. Standing there he waited for the team to arrive, he would us this time to make a mental note of all the gear he might need on the short mission. Isura yawned as time passed before his team arrived and for the most part it was a bigger squad then he felt needed but then again he isn't the big boss. Once everyone arrived he went over the mission and held up the map for everyone to have a idea what the terrain looked like. "Alright if everyone's ready we'll be heading out…also do try and keep up."

Daichi just hopped along. Well walked, but it was quick enough to consider hopping. He would wave to anyone there when he arrived and yawned a bit himself. "Hey!" He glanced at the map a moment. "Oh… Seems simply enough." HE stretched a bit and looked at everyone else on the team. "I am ready Isura…" And indeed he was as he slowly started moving towards the gates. Would be quickly taking off once others said they were ready.

"Not a problem." Is stated by Tsuna as he walks up to the gate. Walking beside him is his ever present and sometimes grumpy partner Onyx. The pup barks a few times in greeting. ~Hinori. Hoshi.~ His tail wags lazily back and forth as he looks over the others. Tsuna has a backpack on his back as well as he moves to peer at Isura. "Inuzuka Tsuna and Onyx reporting for duty." ~Do you always have to say that?~ Tsuna looks at Onyx. "Being respectful isn't a bad thing. Not to mention at least it's not 5am this time." He then flashes a smile. "Hey, Daichi. Hinori." A nod. "Hoshi."

The team would head out! Naturally, nothing bad happens right away. No bandit is that stupid, even. … Maybe. The team hopefully doesn't get bored right away. The circuit wasn't long, considering it was a beginners track. The guards seeing them off would say, "Be sure to pay close attention to your surroundings!" and go back to their own duty. It's a pretty nice day, too, for a patrol.

Hinori and Hoshi would respond in kind to everyone showing up. "Hey all. Got everything ready for our outing." She just smiled. "Yeah, last time we went out, we were going out before the sun had even risen in the sky. Not a nice way to wake up, that's for sure." Hoshi just whined. ~Never again…~ Hinori just laughed and looked towards Onyx and Tsuna. "Onyx looks alot tougher since we last saw him." She's following along behind Isura, using her nose to keep pace and to keep an 'eye' out for trouble.

RPCOMBAT: Hinori defends against with a INUZUKA-SENSES…17
RPCOMBAT: Isura defends against with a PERCEPTION-II…44

Isura leaded the team in a more arrow head formation as they patrolled section 32-B. "We're almost there keep your eyes and nose open for anything that's out of the norm." Isura used his advanced perception skills to scan the local area although his nose wasn't as sharp at the Inuzuka clan was it was still pretty good at detecting certain scents. Yawning Isura tucked his hands into his pockets as he jumped along. "I know this shouldn't have to be said but if you smell or see anything report it."

Daichi was keeping up pretty easily even with his weights on. He would glance at the two Inuzuka pairs a bit. He didn't remember if he had met this Hinori before or not, but figured he could introduce himself after this mission. ANyways he looked back ahead of him and began to scan the area. He wasn't great at finding things, but he could spot random happenings sometimes…sometimes….

RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a PERCEPTION…31
RPCOMBAT: Tsuna defends against with a INUZUKA-SENSES…22

Tsuna replies to Hinori as they move along. "Don't tell him that. His head is big enough as it is." ~Shut up, Loser Tsuna.~ Comes the bark from the top of his head as they leap through the trees. "Be good or you get none of those treats you like so much. I'm not kidding, Onyx." A low growl. ~Fine. Whatever.~ He had no problems keeping up with the group. In fact, under Hige's instruction, Tsuna and Onyx /have/ become tougher and it's given Tsuna some much needed confidence. "Got it, Isura." He replies to let the Chuunin know that he heard his order.

Well, it doesn't seem as if anyone found anything that reeks of thieves and the like, but that's only on the initial leg of the journey. As they continue to travel onwards, both Tsuna and Hinori (and/or their ninken) would be able to smell smoke from a file. Daichi, from the corner of his eye, could see a flicker of flame, And Isura, naturally, just has good eyesight and notices all that.

Both Hinori and Hoshi started sniffing the air in a direction, Hinori getting a slightly worried look on her face. "I smell smoke. And where there's smoke, there's a fire." Hoshi just sounded excited! ~Yay, social activity! Do we get to kick their butt?~ Hinori just shot Hoshi a look. "Be quiet, you…" And she was going to let the leader make the decision on this, following his lead to whatever would happen next.

COMBAT: Hinori focuses 3752 stamina to turn it into 4000 usable chakra!
COMBAT: Isura focuses 2883 stamina to turn it into 3500 usable chakra!

Isura noticed everything around the group and sighed "alright we're going to clover leaf around it before arriving at the site. Daichi and myself will take the outter ring if the leaf while the four of you take the inner. This means you'll arrive at the location of the fire first. That being said proceed with caution, if anything happen pop three of these and I'll be at your location in a matter of seconds." Isura gave thr orders than moved out accordingly making sure to keep scouting as he moved.

RPCOMBAT: Isura defends against with a PERCEPTION-II…37

Daichi would nod a bit and gets to work to do what was said. He didn't know most of what to do though. He wasn't built to put out fires really. Well at the very least he could try to find anyone nearby that might have done this as he moved into the sight.

RPCOMBAT: Daichi defends against with a PERCEPTION…32

Tsuna sniffs the air. "Yeah, I smell it, too." After nodding to Isura, he changes direction, heading off along with Hinori. Search and rescue is what he's been training for. And if there are people that need help, he wouldn't hesitate. With his arms out behind him, he's moving fast towards the location, keeping his eyes and nose alert for trouble. Onyx is running along beside him, keeping up easily. This Inuzuka pair is all business.

COMBAT: Tsuna focuses 1466 stamina to turn it into 1500 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Tsuna defends against with a INUZUKA-SENSES…22

The fire was… rather simple, actually. Not a forest fire. Just a normal fire that was surrounded by a number of bandits. They were sorta being lazy, and by the looks of it, they just stole from someone. There were three people tied up on the side and a cart that one was rifling through. "I can't find anything useful, boss," the man says as he tosses out some bedding.

As Hinori and Hoshi come into better view, the Kunoichi just stares at the group… they hadn't seemed to notice the two yet, which was a blessing. A coordinated sneak attack would be useful… but then again, Hinori didn't know when the others would strike… she really needed to get some way to communicate with the others easily… as it stood, there were three people tied up and in danger of being robbed. That just wouldn't do! As the one Bandit spoke up, Hinori just held out a hand to Hoshi. Hoshi knew what was up, and hopped into Hinori's hand, curling up into a tight ball! It was go time! "Here's something useful…" With that, she threw Hoshi! The teamwork the two had was showing in the attack, as combat would start!

RP: Hinori transforms into HOSHI.
COMBAT: Hinori attacks target 1 with DOG-TACKLE with a roll of: 19
COMBAT: Hinori attacks target 1 with DOG-TACKLE with a roll of: 28
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Wait-wha? vs. Hinori (19) from 10 to 30 and get(s) a 20. - Rolled by: Rockpath
[NPC System]: Bandits roll(s) Wait-wha? vs. Hinori (28) from 10 to 30 and get(s) a 17. - Rolled by: Rockpath

Isura finishes his arc and would be making his way towards the fire as he dashed along nothing really stood out. Sighing he increased his pace cause he was getting a bad feeling in the pit of his gut. "What is this feeling?"

Daichi was bored, so he may have cut in a little quicker than he should of. This allowed him to see some bandits nearby. He didn't want to reveal his position yet though and decided he would use some ranged ninjutsu. He formed some seals and then lit a few kunai aflame before throwing them at some targets. Maybe all to one if that was easiest, but he would prioritize hitting different people.

Tsuna arrives and keeps his back pressed up against at tree. After taking a moment to access the situation, he sees the people tied up and the bandits rifling through the cart. Then he sees Hinori and Hoshi launch their attack. He looks down at Onyx. "Let's get in this thing." He drops to all fours and then nods at the pup, who nods back and they take off in opposite directions. Barreling out of the underbrush, Onyx leaps into the air and rolls into a ball, much like how Hoshi did. He attempts to bounce off the chest of one of the bandits before Tsuna comes in from the other side, spinning rapidly and striking out not only at one of them, but several in the area, bouncing off one person, only to crash into another.

RP: Tsuna transforms into ONYX.
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against FLAMING-KUNAI(28) attack from Daichi with a DODGE…28
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against FLAMING-KUNAI(25) attack from Daichi with a DODGE…19
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against FLAMING-KUNAI(33) attack from Daichi with a DODGE…17
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against DOG-TACKLE(25) attack from Tsuna with a DODGE…25
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against DRILLING-FANG(23) attack from Tsuna with a DODGE…31
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against DRILLING-FANG(34) attack from Tsuna with a DODGE…34
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against DRILLING-FANG(23) attack from Tsuna with a DODGE…24

The bandits don't really expect genin to be appearing from the bushes, and Hoshi manages to knock one down, though the other's reflexes are just enough that he avoids injury. Tsuna and Onyx's enemies are a bit more prepared, though, and are able to dodge the worst of the attacks. "Dang it. When did these sorrows show up?!" And then they start throwing the random goodies that they picked out of the cart while the prisoners wiggle in their spot and make muffled shouts. 'MMMF!!! Mffff!!!!' Don't throw our stuff :(
Daichi's kunai goes wide the first throw, but the others … Well, it's almost like the bandits wanted to be hit. They ran forward and the flaming kunai stabbed them in the arms! They were sorta useless now :(

COMBAT: Hinori defends against PHYSICAL(19) attack from Rockpath with a DASH-STEP…37
COMBAT: Hinori defends against PHYSICAL(24) attack from Rockpath with a DASH-STEP…41
COMBAT: Hinori defends against SHARP(17) attack from Rockpath with a DASH-STEP…36

With unnatural speed befitting an Inuzuka, Hinori dashed up to join Hoshi in the combat. With Hoshi having set them up and causing some distraction, Hinori uses a new technique she'd been working on, her speed being a contributing factor to her being able to learn it! As she approached the group of bandits, they were much better clumped together for her to ricochet off of as she put herself in a high speed rotation! Using this, she first targetted the Bandit that had evaded Hoshi's initial attack, another nearby one, and then finally hitting the prone Bandit that Hoshi had knocked to their feet!

Isura arrived at the scene and sees nothing but utter chaos, frowning Isura would leap into action from the tree tops using well calculated use of wire to try and trap a small group together before flashing through seals. Taking a deep breath Isura released white hot air towards the ground and if those unaware of the technique might fall prey to burning eyes and mouth as they lose sight for a brief moment. "I thought I told you to summon me if you run into any trouble." Isura shook his head before releasing another yawn, "let's get this over with already."

Daichi pauses to look at Isura. "Who said we were in trouble?" He grinned and flickered from sight only to appear next to anyone that might still be standing. From there he would jump and spin through the air. His leaf whirlwind would be continued until he could send whoever he hit crashing to the ground defeated..hopefuly. Then he would move away again because Inuzuka and their crazy wild attacks. D:

COMBAT: Tsuna defends against SHARP(15) attack from Rockpath with a EVASION…28
COMBAT: Tsuna defends against SHARP(19) attack from Rockpath with a EVASION…27
COMBAT: Tsuna defends against PHYSICAL(17) attack from Rockpath with a EVASION…25

Using that Inuzuka speed, Tsuna evades the attacks coming his way and leaps forwards again, rotating rapidly in an attempt to impact the bandit's chest. Once he hits the ground away from his target, Onyx comes in again, spinning in a ball trying to hit him the chest again. By this point, Tsuna is already airborne again, launching into his opponent. They've spent the better part of two weeks, learning to time their attacks accordingly. Hopefully that training is paying off.

COMBAT: Rockpath defends against TSUGA(32) attack from Hinori with a DODGE…22
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against TSUGA(30) attack from Hinori with a DODGE-II…35
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against TSUGA(20) attack from Hinori with a DODGE…19
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against STRING-STEERING-TECHNIQUE(25) attack from Isura with a DODGE…36
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against SEAR(30) attack from Isura with a DODGE…32
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against LEAF-WHIRLWIND(28) attack from Daichi with a DODGE…33
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against LEAF-WHIRLWIND(29) attack from Daichi with a DODGE…27
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against LEAF-WHIRLWIND(26) attack from Daichi with a DODGE…36
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against TSUGA(34) attack from Tsuna with a DODGE…34
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against DOG-TACKLE(29) attack from Tsuna with a DODGE…30
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against TSUGA(28) attack from Tsuna with a DODGE…27

Trying to avoid puppies just gets harder and harder. While Tsuna and Hinori are both easy to dodge (well, not easy… The bandits are pretty sure the spinning humans got part of their souls…), the puppies are just so cute, and -AHHHH, my face D: Is roughly their thought process… With all the moving around, Isura doesn't have much of a way to attack the bandits. They somehow manage to avoid strings and hot air, and one of them runs into Daichi's ginormous kick! Okay, time to flee… :( The bandits start to pick up themselves and run! The ones who aren't too injured to move, that is…

RP: Rockpath makes a Spd roll and got 12.
RP: Hinori makes a Spd roll and got 16.

Hinori was feeling rather proud of herself! Suddenly, the 4 remaining Bandits split away from the scene! She was able to track one! "Oh, no you don't! You're not getting away! Hoshi, Wombo!" She chased after the fleeing Bandit, catching up rather quickly, and threw Hoshi at the Bandit to catch him off balance. She then spun quickly and curved around to use Tsuga at about the same time Hoshi tackled the guy!

RP: Rockpath makes a Spd roll and got 13.
RP: Isura makes a Spd roll and got 16.

Isura swiftly untie those captured as the bandits tried and make their escape, at this time he would be feeling a little more drained than before and now that they chose to run just put him into a really bad mood. Then they decided to spread out as well to increase in getting away. Isura anger was at a all time high, "suppose to have been a simple patrol mission now its a capture mission…Capture the bandits and bring them back. We have to book them and turn them into the police." Taking off into a blur he would attack twice in a passing motion trying to knock two of the fleeing bandits out in one simple going.

RP: Isura transforms into SHARINGAN-II.
RP: Rockpath makes a Spd roll and got 16.
RP: Daichi makes a Spd roll and got 11.

Daichi frowns a bit as they all start running. He didn't really want to chase them down though so he sighed and only half ran after one bandit. He figured they would not come back anytime soon, and they already had some bandits captured for interrogation! Anyways he had a kunai ready just in case, but he wouldn't throw it because reasons like not wanting to just kill the man as he runs.

RP: Rockpath makes a Spd roll and got 12.
RP: Tsuna makes a Spd roll and got 12.

Tsuna saw them when they scattered. "After him, Onyx. Just like how we caught Hige." The duo take off into the woods. Isura said capture, so they'd try to do just that maybe by knocking the guy out and dragging him back. As they give chase, in mid-stride, Tsuna reaches out with his foot and flips Onyx up high into the air. The pup growls as he tucks himself into a ball and spins, trying to come down on the guy's head. Tsuna follows up by leaping up into a tree and then dive bombing the guy himself while spinning like a top.

COMBAT: Rockpath defends against DOG-TACKLE(23) attack from Hinori with a TENSE…9
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against TSUGA(31) attack from Hinori with a TENSE…9
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against BODY-FLICKER-STRIKE(47) attack from Isura with a TENSE…10
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against BODY-FLICKER-STRIKE(44) attack from Isura with a TENSE…11
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against DOG-TACKLE(28) attack from Tsuna with a TENSE…8
COMBAT: Rockpath defends against TSUGA(29) attack from Tsuna with a TENSE…16

Dead, dead, and even more dead. The only bandit that escaped was Daichi's bandit. But yeah, the other bandits are dead. And the captives are infuriated that their cart was ruined v.v At least they're not tied up. That was good. They stretch their limbs, and the more angry ones would kick various bandits in the most vulnerable spot before collecting their goods.

Hinori and Hoshi return to the group, grumping angrily. "I didn't mean to kill him… just rough him up a bit… but I guess it wasn't meant to be." She looks to some of the captives and attempts to stave them from harming the downed bandits anymore than they have to. "We need at least one of them able to speak so we can learn where their hideout is. Then we can find them and rid the forest of them for a good long while."

RP: Isura reverts to his normal state.

Isura swiftly captured his two that fled and strapped them with wire onto his back as he returned to the group. Those once captives of the bandits he smirked "Hello my name is Uchiha Isura chuunin from the village hidden in the leaves you may follow me and my team back to the village once there you can be given warm bed and a fresh meal as we create up a case for this fools. As for everyone else that left theirs alive I hope ruck up and follow me at once. We been out here too long." Isura barked out orders to the group as he rucked up another guy onto his back. Lucky for him that they're pretty small fit guys or this could prove to be very troublesome. "Good job everyone although orders wasn't followed to the letter in the end we saved lives and caught the bad guys…long story short I'll treat everyone to BBQ when we get back to the village." Smiling Isura would then allow everyone a moment to get ready and once he noticed them finishing gathering their things he would proceed to move out. "Hey Daichi since you allowed your bandits to getaway you may carry one of the konochi bandits back."

Daichi looked over at Isura and just glared at him. He didn't care that he was a chuunin in that moment. Telling him to carry someone for the simple reason that he didn't want to kill someone who was running away, and he didn't catch in the first place. He was also small, so it would be tough for him to carry someone if they were overly tall. He did try to do so though. No words were spoken by Daichi as he just followed Isura back to the village, and when getting back he probably wouldn't accept the offer of BBQ in favor of eating else where with someone else.

Tsuna ties up his bandit with some rope that he had in his backpack. He bound his hands behind his back, and then bound his feet together, and dragged him back to where the others were. "Got mine." He comments and Onyx yips, ~I bit him for good measure, too.~ Tsuna drags him in front of Isura. "I think one of them got away. I would have tried to get him, but I was occupied with this one. He's fast."

Yay, all the bandits were captured! The merchants would thank Isura and the genin and continued to pick up their things until they were properly situated. The rest of the patrol was fine and without any action, which might disappoint Tsuna and Onyx. But regardless, the team was done for today's mission!

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