Date: September 27, 2015
The mysterious group has finally done the unthinkable: they attacked Kumogakure. What will happen to the village now?
Poster's note: foul language filtered in obvious places.
"Todas las Personas - Toujitakumi, Kuroki, Kamizuru"
It's been quite some time since any attacks had come from the as yet un-named group that has been harassing the Land of Lightning. Some villages in the Land had begun to hope that perhaps the last batch the shinobi of Kumogakure had cleared away would be the very last of them, and indeed it almost seems that way. People have begun to travel again, people have started to relax and let down their guard. Less caravans are requesting higher ranked shinobi in favor of cheaper costs as guards in the lower ranking or even just normal merchant guards. All in all as the season has drifted from winter to spring it's not just the weather that's been cheerier but the majority of people in general!
Of course, all good things tend to come to an end in one way or another. If people are lucky it comes to a gentle end and there isn't much that has to be worried about. Other times things aren't so lucky and the end comes in something vicious and unnerving. It's the latter that the shinobi of Kumogakure will have to deal with.
It's a fine spring morning and the air is cool, little fluffy white clouds drift listlessly through the sky and the birds sing the happiest tunes of their lives. The guards in Kumo are well trained and despite the lack of suspicious activity of late they are all alert and observant. So it is that they are able to see ahead when someone comes pounding up the main mountain trail on a horse. That in and of itself might not be so suspicious, but the head of a pike he carries of some unfortunate villager is enough to rush word to the Kage and his assistant before the man even makes it to the gates.
Hiei had been absent of late. Just..gone. He had told Sachiko that he was leaving for awhile, but he didn't tell her where he was going. As far as anyone knows, he returned after several weeks with a lot of injuries. When asked where he's been, his reply has been simple. 'To settle an old score'. He doesn't give many details other than that.
However, sitting in his office, he receives word of what is happening at the gate, and after stopping by to collect Michiko, he goes with her to see just what the zidane is going on. In the meantime, he has messages sent to the shinobi on duty. Asking them to gather at the gate as well.
Michiko was in her office and quite easy to find. She had known Hiei was gone for that time but not much else, so she just ended up handling what she could until the Raikage got back. The news brought a frown to her face and she made sure to gather her own team if they weren't actually on duty this time around. The girl wasn't particularly happy that all these things were hitting Kumo at once. Kidnappers, mysterious group, and now noble torturers… What else is in store for the hidden cloud? Regardless, she now stands beside Hiei to greet this individual with the head.
Sachiko had been keeping an eye out - literally - for both Hiei and any signs of trouble. As a result, she had started to get the boys prepared to go see their father, only to furrow her brow and apologize to them. They were going to visit their grandparents for a bit instead. Shun in particular was disappointed, but didn't argue, only pouted and grumped. After settling them in with Hiei's parents, she took off to get to the gate as quickly as possible. She actually passes the person going to give her the message and simply nods to the messenger as she heads there. "Hiei," she calls as she approaches. Then she nods to Michiko, greeting her as well, "Michiko-san." Looking between them, she frowns and glances toward the gates. "That's pretty brave of them, to send a living person to the village."
Hanami gets the message, brushing Honi who wasn't thrilled to have that cut short but oh well. She stowed those supplies then hurried to get her stuff, glad to have something to do just not that it was this. Those people…the destruction they were causing… It was really making her blood boil and so she was already a bit worked up by the time she dashed out the door which just lent her speed. Covering the ground in little time she comes to the gate at a run and skids a bit, twirling around quickly to help negate her speed. She sees Hiei, Michiko, and Sachiko already there and lets out a breath before approaching, "Got the summons. I hope we can at least get some more information from these guys when we put a stop to them, something to help us stop them once and for all."
Naruko was next to fall in line, adorned in her now usual cloak which shrouded most of her form she joined everyone at the gate but didn't say a word. Talking now wouldn't be of much help, all she wanted to do was figure out what was going on… It seemed like things only had fotten worse since her return back to kumo… Bummer…she was begining to think that part of it was her fault. With that she settles along the rooftops, peering down towards the gate from above… waiting for something to happen.
Here we go again, it seems. Jon arrives at the gates to join the team called to deal with the latest incident of this crisis. Scruvo looks about from Jon's shoulder. "G'day, mates! Kage, Mrs. Kage, Kage's 'elper…an' assorted othah gals! Say, we 'aven't found chaps for 'alf of you yet, 'ave we? Maybe this'll be a good chance wi' all of ya gathered up an' — " "Scruvo…" Jon points out the approaching rider with the head-on-pike. "…Oh. All right, guess y'got more important things t'do than look fer boyfriends. Somethin' like that puts off th'mood anyway." e.e;
This was it, huh? It has come to the point where they have delivered the message to the very gate of Kumo. «Sakuya… It happened. They've not only grown bold enough to steal you in your sleep… But they've now become spirited enough that they challenge the very establishment that keeps this land safe.» Yes, the message was clearly received. Kumogakure itself was no longer safe when the head of it's own villagers are brought to the front gate without their body. Sakuya stands upon a nearby rooftop close to the front gate as Zuzu informs her what she already new. The Land of Lightning had already lost so much land that the village was now on the front-lines. "What I don't understand is… Who these people are?" Sakuya asks. Zuzu slithers out of Sakuya's collar, the snake coiling up their master's neck until his head rests near her ear. «Your Kage witholds this information from the likes of you. You're low-rank scum. You'll be left in the dark unless you go forth and take the information in your own hands, and piece it apart. You sat by and picked at the bread crumbs your village gives to you, just barely enough to sate you. It is your fault that you fight a war with an unknown enemy… You ought to seek out Michiko, rather than stand here and continue to assume this or that.» … "Yeah." Sakuya closes her eyes and sighs, raising her hand to stroke the snake's head once. "I should clearly have taken more… initiative…" Sakuya would jump off the rooftop, and immediately approach Michiko. "Sensei… I'm here…" She would ask soon. Sooner better than later, before she becomes an unenlightened corpse on the streets of her village…
The man on the horse stops at the gate and looks upon the forces that are gathering in front of him. He doesn't seem anything special, to the eye or even other senses. Just some normal, run of the mill bandit or something. Certainly nothing as fearsome as has been seen with this group in the past. Yet despite his apparent lack of ability he has a sneer on him that would likely unsettle even the most settled of people. "I have come to make a delivery to this disgusting place called Kumogakure on behalf of my leaders!" The man shouts from his horse so that he can make sure that all can hear. "Know that you will all die unless you leave this life and this Village! This is your final warning!"
RPCOMBAT: Hiei defends against with a PERCEPTION-III…42
Hiei offers Sachiko a smile when she walks up. "Babe." He says to her in greeting. He nods in everyone else in attendance except for Naruko. He figured she was lurking on the roof for a reason and didn't want to interrupt that. A greeting for Jon and Scurvo. "Detective. Scurvo." When the man speaks, Hiei cants his head to the side slightly. The expression on his face changes briefly to one of annoyance before he smooths it back out to calm. "I assume your delivery is that head." He says before rotating his shoulder to adjust the sword harness on his back. "Though I thought your group would stop with the threats since it's plainly obvious that we've beaten everyone that you've thrown at us. Of course, most of them took the cowards way out and killed themselves, but I digress." He glances over at Michiko and then back to the man. "I have a question for you. What makes you think you're going to leave this place alive after delivering your message?" He steps towards Jon and Sachiko and lowers his voice to a quiet murmur. "He's hiding something under his clothes, check him out if you can."
COMBAT: Hiei focuses 2817 stamina to turn it into 4000 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Michiko defends against with a TREMOR-SENSE-II…51
RP: Michiko uses IMPERFECT-SAGE-MODE.
COMBAT: Michiko focuses 745 stamina to turn it into 1000 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Michiko defends against with a PERCEPTION…33
Michiko nods lightly in greeting to Sachiko, face a bit more grim than usual. She wasn't happy to be dealing with the nameless group, to say the least. "Perhaps, Hanami-san," she tells her, considering the prisoners they currently had. It was tough work getting information out of anyone… "Ah, Jon-san. I need to talk to you after the mission… Or while we're en route. One or the other, if you don't mind," she tells the Saito, sounding a bit more pleasant about such a topic because it is likely about pleasant things, no? Scruvo gets a hard glare from Michiko before she glances to her most recent teammate. "Sakuya-San… This is another group, not the one we faced not so long ago. So please keep this away from your heart and proceed as it is every other mission. If it is about the kidnappers, it will be in the mission parameters. And you'll be one of the first to know." A bit of warning for the girl, in case… Michiko would like to keep her bases covered.
As everyone finishes gathering, her attention shifts to the gates before her. "Mm… Leave this place? I wonder why… Do you mind if we take you in for questioning?" she wonders aloud, still sounding pleasant as she speaks. But there is a hint of venom. The girl keeps a sharp eye on this man, not trusting him at all. She checks briefly to see if there's anyone nearby, as well. If they were going to be attacked in their own village… Of course, just by that alone, she can't really figure out who's friendly and who's not. "You might also want to check a bit further from here… There are people about behind, but I'm not a sensor and can't tell if they're dangerous," she murmurs to Sachiko and Jon.
RPCOMBAT: Sachiko defends against with a FOCUSED-SENSORY-ARRAY…49
The redhead had either forgotten or purposely forgot her blindfold, in case anyone was noting such things or paying attention. Thus, Sachiko's green eyes are focused harshly on the man with the pike. She always had the village staked out with her sensory organs, so she actually has a tongue and a nose trying to get closer to the horse, hoping to sense things that otherwise would be difficult to find on him. However, her eyes widen after a moment and she entirely abandons the concept of getting her organs on the man. "Hiei, he's a distraction," she utters quickly. Her brows furrow and she glances at the man again. "Leave him, he's nothing," she adds and shifts to turn her back on the rider altogether. She wasn't kidding.
Closing her eyes, she takes a deep breath and focuses all her attention on the sentries rather than paying any attention to her real senses. "They… They're everwhere," she mutters. "Some are climbing cliffs. Michiko-san can probably knock them off with a bit of a quake…?" She opens her eyes and glances to the group. Suddenly she feels a little bit like she's taking the limelight and fidgets. "J-just, I mean… You know I'm always keeping eyes out on the village." She says this to Hiei.
COMBAT: Sachiko focuses 1721 stamina to turn it into 2000 usable chakra!
COMBAT: Hanami focuses 1559 stamina to turn it into 2000 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Hanami defends against with a CHAKRA-SENSITIVITY…36
RPCOMBAT: Hanami defends against with a AIR-CURRENTS…22
Hanami folds her arms across her chest as the man approaches, quieting after giving a wave to the other arrivals. Doesn't mean she doesn't do anything though, extending her senses to try and read what she can from him while he gives his ridiculous message. She turned her head a bit to Sachiko when she speaks, not real thrilled about there being more around, many more apparently but she was right, "He is, he has barely any character. But we got company coming up the path, someone who definitely has power." She unfolds her arms, right hand taking up one of her chakrams in readiness.
This sort of situation wasn't Naruko's expertise. All she could do for the time being was keep an eye out for any sudden movements in their general area. Once Sachiko mentions the indvidiaul being a sort of distraction she sighs heavily and looks over the walls of the village. "Anyone who trys to attack us here will be in for it…" Naruko mutters quietly under her breath. She began to focus a bit of chakra… well a lot of chakra as there apparently are people lingering all around them… All she could do for now was wait…wait and see just exactly what was in store for them.
COMBAT: Naruko focuses 5478 stamina to turn it into 9000 usable chakra!
RP: Jon transforms into INSIGHT-OF-THE-SLEUTH.
COMBAT: Jon focuses 5106 stamina to turn it into 7035 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Jon defends against with a DEDUCTIVE-LOCATION…73
Jon starts gathering up his chakra and putting his mental faculties into high gear. "Scruvo." "Right y'are, Jonny-boy, eye in th'sky an' all that." Scruvo takes off to look down on the situation from above. Jon furrows his brow. "I wouldn't say he's nothing," Jon mutters. "He's here to be a distraction, sure, but I think he has more up his sleeve than just waving a head around and insulting us. That said, the main attack is coming from elsewhere."
COMBAT: Sakuya focuses 905 stamina to turn it into 1000 usable chakra!
Sakuya was given the minimum of what she needed to feel that she was well enough informed to fight. «Lucky you. You'll still get a chance to take your revenge on those that decided to take your revenge on your kidnappers.» Sakuya would nod to Michiko. "That is exactly what I needed to know, thank you…" She would step back to let Michiko talk to the bold messenger who likely brings message of ruin to her village. "… You weren't far from the truth, Zuzu…" «Yes, and you didn't expel any uneeded information. It's still far too basic for your tastes, hmm?» … "Yes… We'll work on that as soon as I've completed the interrogation genjutsu…" Sakuya rolls her shoulder and sighs. "Zuzu, any advice on how I should provide support?" She asks her snake, whom crawls back under her clothing to conceal himself. «This might be more than you can handle. Stay behind your sensei. Remember, you can relay her orders to anywhere on the field…»
The man scoffs at the words that come from the shinobi as he seems entirely unentertained by them. I am not here to be taken by you! I am here to make a delivery to you and it is now at hand! With no more warning then that the man moves. The head-on-a-pike is thrown at the gate, landing and sparking the trap that lay within. An explosion sounds to break through a portion of the gate and in the dust the explosion kicks up the man rides through with a maniacal look in his eyes. I am the deliverer and the package! Die shinobi die! All that extra fluff under the man? Lots and lots of explosive tags. The explosion is massive and causes a large crater just passed the gate while killing many people just on the other side. It also effects those that might have been close…
Shortly after the explosion at the gate more explosions sound from around the Village, from multiple places and none of them are likely to be pleasant. It seems as though the group has spread itself out quite significantly over the Village and things are not going to be pleasant in the slightest. There are lots and lots of the unnamed group pouring in through the exploded areas and everyone they come across they kill. Granted, many shinobi are fighting back immediately, but some villagers are unfortunate enough to be found first.
Hiei turns his head sharply towards Sachiko when she relays her information. This info is backed up by Hanami and then Jon. When the pike is thrown, Hiei moves to the side as a mass of lightning forms in his right hand. The lightning takes on the shape of a spear, or rather it looks like a bolt before Hiei throws it at the man's chest. He then immediately turns away from the gate, just like his wife did. He turns to a guard. "Put the village on high alert. Battle stations!" The last time the village had been outright attacked was when that group that hated Konoha surprised them. Hiei had made some changes since that day, most notably the standing order of the guards to eliminate anyone that seemed suspicious, and he kept them on a rotating schedule. "Michiko, have your team spread out over the village and protect the villagers. The guards can handle themselves, but the non-combatants are the priority." He briefly worries about the boys, but he felt a great swell of pity for anyone who went into the Yotsuki village attempting to harm the grandchildren of Yotsuki Aima and Yotsuki Kenshin. They trained him, afterall, and his mother could still kick his butt when it came to pure ninjutsu. Woman was downright scary.
He then bellows, "Michiko, Jon, Naruko..you're with me. We hold this position..no matter what." He looks over at Sachiko. "You can stay here with us, or go with the others. Your choice." Hiei raises his voice. "Let's show these idiots why it's not a good idea to attack the most fortified village in the Land of Lightning."
COMBAT: Michiko focuses 7330 stamina to turn it into 10000 usable chakra!
RP: Michiko transforms into IMPERFECT-SAGE-MODE-FOX.
RPCOMBAT: Michiko defends against with a METAL-DOME…85
Michiko pauses for a moment as the people start talking a bit. This man was a distraction, huh? Well, that was nice to know, but even distractions had their uses… The girl glances momentarily to Sachiko. "Hmm… Maybe…" She murmurs to the Iga. "For now, we need to deal with what's here…" Then the man throws the head towards the village, and Michiko reacts pretty quickly. She had already been focusing her chakra, and now she just had to send it into the ground. Fire and Earth mixed to form her blood's ability: metal, and said metal formed a complete dome around the man (and the head that he threw) to prevent these explosions from happening. Sure, the man inside is likely even more dead than he would be, and there's a bit of give in the metal that she had created, but nothing went BOOM, right? At least, nothing that threatened the entire village. "Hai!" she says. "Sakuya-san, tell Yori-san to move to the cliffs near the village. You two are working with Hanami-san to make sure they don't flank us," she orders quickly, gathering chakra to her body while she was standing still. The girl then summons a fox, white unlike her usual summon, that wraps around her neck. "This is going to be an interesting time…." she mutters, even as a tail and ears sprout from her body.
Sachiko glances back when the man gets all irritable over her words. Ah, well… She blinks when he goes to explode. Thank the kami for Michiko. When Hiei gives her the option of what to do, she gulps and isn't quite sure what she should do… "I'll go with them," she murmurs. She gives Hiei her best winning smile and shifts to head off with Hanami and Sakuya. "I'll keep sensors out to help protect you two if I can, but don't rely on that, okay? There are quite a few of them. Let's just be as careful as we can. Then she activates her eyes, focusing on everything. It's quite the challenge to pay attention to who-knows-how-many organs that are not attached to her as well as enhanced vision, but she did a lot of work to get to where she is. Using the telescope-like vision of the Hawk Eyes, she tries to keep ahead of potential danger so she can warn the others.
RP: Sachiko transforms into HAWK-EYE.
Hanami starts to move as soon as the man charges, light on her feet her hands are about to form signs but Michiko traps the man which was a good thing because the dome blocks the explosion while her ability wouldn't have. Before she can speak though the sounds of explosions around the village have her whipping around, "Quina." Michiko talks, she listens then looks between Sakuya and Sachiko, "Okay you two, lets go. Sachiko, can you stay by Sakuya while she goes and alerts Yori? I'll be fine, I'm heading near home for something," she gives a humorless grin, "Time to let Honi have some fun on the intruders. Anyways they likely disturbed his nap, great lump." She then takes off in a gust of wind stirring dust and debris in her wake as she darts across the rooftops alerting villagers to get in doors or a designated safe area and watch out for each other. If there're any incidents along the way she'd stop to help of course and so keeps her senses alert not long for that but for any more trouble waiting.
COMBAT: Hanami focuses 1585 stamina to turn it into 2000 usable chakra!
RPCOMBAT: Hanami defends against with a AIR-CURRENTS…32
RPCOMBAT: Hanami defends against with a CHAKRA-SENSITIVITY…31
Things weren't looking good already… There were at a disadvantage… They didn't quite know exactly what they were dealing with but orders were orders. Naruko nods from above and hopes on down for the roof. "Kage bunshin no Jutsu!" A series of shadow clones are formed and each flank around Naruko in formation all begining to form hand seals and cause the wind around the area to weep in bind. "We won't be over run here, we just…. need to figure out how to drive them back and get them on the run… Maybe beating down enough of them will get them to quit…" Naruko states as they in unison began to lash out at the air with their hands, an intense wind began to shred near the village gates and lacerate any incoming bandits… Repairs were going to be needed after this battle…
RP: Naruko transforms into SHADOW-CLONE-FORMATION.
Jon runs through some handseals, bringing a small contingent of lightning-cored selves into being. They fan out along the border of the village, seeking the sources of the explosions and delivering an electrical pummeling to anybody who looks like an invader. "Acknowledged, Raikage-sama," the real Jon says, "although I think we may be concentrating more muscle than we need in this one spot."
Sakuya had a long way to go before she was anything but the messenger girl. «Can you reach Yori from here?» Zuzu asks as Sakuya turns towards Hanami once the order was given. "Alright Hanami. I'll take care of Yori." She turns to Sachiko and blinks, before offering a smile and nodding her head. "I'll send a forward message to Yori, hopefully he'll receive it." She has used this ability on him before after all, she'd be more than able to send a message directly to him. "We'll try and group up before reaching the cliffs." She notes as she begins to run. She takes a deep breath and flicks her finger at a particular spot on her body. "Keep alive Zuzu. I need you more than ever now." She says as she creates a few hand-seals amidst her running, before she sees if she can transfer the change of orders to Yori before they even arrive. «Yori-kun, this is Sakuya. If you can hear me, please activate a flare. We have been given a change of orders. There are shinobi upon the cliffs, and their presence provides the risk they may flank us. Michiko has ordered us to intercept them.» She hopes he gets the message, otherwise, she'll have to hope Sachiko can locate him.
RP: Sakuya transforms into ZUZU.
COMBAT: Canis defends against FORGED-LIGHTNING-SPEAR(34) attack from Hiei with a TENSE…12
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1528 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against BLADED-GALE(53) attack from Naruko with a TENSE…6
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 714 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against BLADED-GALE(61) attack from Naruko with a TENSE…12
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 712 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against BLADED-GALE(68) attack from Naruko with a TENSE…4
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 856 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-LIGHTNING-CLONES(65) attack from Jon with a TENSE…10
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1440 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against AUDITORY-HALLUCINATIONS(18) attack from Sakuya with a TENSE…4
All that build up and the man was ready to explode people and - he found himself stuck with lightning, then stuck inside a metal dome and sacrificing himself for even less of a reason than before. At least he believe in his part, right? Regardless lives are saved thanks to Michiko's fast movements. However her actions cannot save those that died to the other explosions and there are likely to be a number of those. It is quite brash for this group to be attacking the Village itself, but it seems unforunately well planned.
The men riding up to the gate seem amused at the lack of destruction. "Seems he couldn't even complete a simple task," the man in the lead says. He raises a hand to show something he'd already prepared on the trip up the mountain path. "Well then, let's play with this shall we." The little ball is lofted towards the gate and as it nears it explodes. The explosion is powerful and shatters the gate and anyone beyond for a good distance.
Some fall to the early attacks of the shinobi but so far at the front there isn't much to see. Others would run into some enemies however, enemies that were fighting either shinobi from within the village or chasing after villagers to kill. Some of them also come across the others as they somewhat scatter to help and throw various sharp objects at them. As for Yori? Who knows where he is. With the explosions he's likely out fighting himself!
COMBAT: Hiei defends against THERMOBARIC-BLAST(82) attack from Canis with a THE-PINNACLE…81
COMBAT: Hiei loses the roll and sustains 1196 damage.
Hiei has seen that ball before. Which means he knew what was coming. "Move, eiko, move!" He calls out to those at the gate with him as he leaps into the air. However once the explosion happens, he is caught at the end of it…his duster catching on fire and his skin blisters from the heat. It also aggravates some of his older wounds. His body skids along the ground as he rolls in the dirt, which actually helps put the fire out. He stands up again as he begins forming handseals almost immediately. He breathes through his hands and releases rapid firing fire balls that pepper the entire area where the bandits are.
COMBAT: Michiko defends against THERMOBARIC-BLAST(83) attack from Canis with a METAL-DOME…87
Michiko hears Hiei's warning and she… doesn't move, actually. She simply raises a barrier of metal, and it quickly surrounds her to form a protective dome that would allow no explosion through. Good thing, too! That sounded like it did a lot of damage… Michiko lowers the barrier to see a number of men swarming the village, and she scowls. "Honestly… They keep having the nerve to attack us…" she mutters, forming handseals. The girl then releases a small ball of flame, and it travels outwards slowly to the middle of the group of bandits. "Give my regards to Death," she tells them as she releases her hold on the fire, allowing it to explode. Hopefully the enemies would take the brunt of the flames, and it wasn't even all that powerful. Just something to help thin the lines.
COMBAT: Sachiko defends against SHARP-III(26) attack from Canis with a DODGE…28
Sachiko had nodded to both of the girls and kept running. Her eyes narrowed on the enemies ahead and she warned Sakuya. "Up ahead, there's some looking for trouble. Be careful." As they throw things at her, she shifts herself to step out of the way. Then she looks back, though, hearing the explosion and… well, to be fair, /feeling/ Hiei get hurt. After all, she always hides a sensor on him somewhere and it definitely got itself hurt when he got blasted by an explosion. She frowns. Then she looks back toward the ones that attacked her and Sakuya and forms seals, throwing out chakra to zap any she could. Then she hesitates. Did she still have the option to go back or not…? She shakes her head. Hiei could take care of himself. If he got hurt again… she'd go back at that point. The villagers needed protecting, obviously. Still, she keeps an eye out on what's going on with the others, her eyes and ears keeping well-attuned to the group newly showing themselves at the gate.
COMBAT: Hanami defends against SHARP-II(18) attack from Canis with a WIND-DASH…25
Hanami sees the weapons thrown and takes off from the ledge of one building with a burst of wind speed twisting and flipping over them before landing on the other roof and continuing on for the moment. This wasn't good at all. She continues to try and direct the villagers to safety as she goes, eventually making it back home where Honi is already making attempts to get free. The abnormally large reddish-brown wolf is only too eager to be set free as Hanami holds up a hand, "Honi. I need your help, you must protect the village and its people from the intruders, come." She releases him and dashes off back into the village.
Once just into the outer ring of the village she circles toward the cliffs like instructed to meet up with the others, "Honi, protect the villagers and only kill the intruders. Only the intruders. Stay safe, and return home." She keeps her voice stern, commanding so he obeys then gives him a kiss on his large head before splitting off. While she goes along any intruders will become targets for her wind chakrams.
RPCOMBAT: Hanami defends against with a CHAKRA-SENSITIVITY…37
RP: Naruko transforms into NIBI-MINIATURE-BEAST-FORM.
COMBAT: Naruko defends against THERMOBARIC-BLAST(90) attack from Canis with a SPECTRAL-DODGE…66
COMBAT: Naruko loses the roll and sustains 1454 damage.
The attack…was quite painful. Never had Naruko been struck with such ferocity and force. The explosion had driven her back, slamming her into the terrain even after she had been dug dipper and pulling up Matatabi's reserves. Two tails slipped out from behind her, and features becomeing more feral yet under control, and she attempts to bounce back into action, attempting to shrug off the wounds in the process. "Ugh….Definitely a lot stronger than what I was thinking… Who the heck are these guys…?" Naruko states as she reaches out with her tails forming blue seeking fire balls to which she tosses in their direction, the speed of the heatseekers would make it hard for them to miss their mark… If things got worst…Naruko would need to up her game just a little bit more.
COMBAT: Jon defends against THERMOBARIC-BLAST(88) attack from Canis with a LIGHTNING-NEGATION…59
COMBAT: Jon loses the roll and sustains 1466 damage.
Jon opts for a shield rather than a retreat, much like Michiko. Unfortunately for him, his type of shield consists of electrical energy rather than solid substance, and it turns out not to make much of a difference against this blast. x.x Jon coughs and waves away the powder residue in the wake of the attack, not that that's very effective either. >.<; "Hooookay," he rasps, running through handseals. If all goes according to plan, that explosive expert coming against them should find himself strapped to a chair in a dark room for a bit. :P
COMBAT: Sakuya defends against SHARP(23) attack from Canis with a EVASION…28
There is no doubt that Sakuya, in her judgement, hasn't felt the tinge of fear deep within her. The massive explosion behind her coupled with Zuzu's alert caused her heart to stop a moment. «I smell charred flesh. It seems that there are wounded.» The snake says. Sakuya notices a thrown weapon being sent her direction, and was fortunate enough to not be mid jump when it was thrown. She is easily able to pivot and change the direction of her momentum enough that the weapon failed to even scratch her. She watches as villagers are cut down in the streets below. They've already flanked. They're already in the city. "Sachiko-san, was it?" Sakuya states with a worried expression. "I… I'm… Having trouble following orders." She states, as she continues searching for Yori still, though it might change soon. "I… I might have to disobey and fight in the streets…" «That's unlike you, Sakuya. Disobeying your superiors? The shame…» "Shut up Zuzu… You don't understand… Each one of those people are faces that I will never see again, or will never get the chance to see. It… It hurts…" She makes the decision rather fast as she suddenly drops from the roof, and moves in to attack anyone attacking any hostile individuals whom aren't wearing a hitai-ate. One individual in particular would be the focus of her attention, as she dashed towards them while throwing two Kunai as a mere distraction, before Zuzu bursts from her sleeves to latch onto his neck and inject his venom while he was busy blocking the thrown weapons…
COMBAT: Canis defends against COVERING-FIRE(41) attack from Hiei with a DODGE-III…49
COMBAT: Menudo defends against INTELLIGENT-HARD-WORK(99) attack from Michiko with a BLAST-OFF…91
COMBAT: Menudo loses the roll and sustains 558 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against INTELLIGENT-HARD-WORK(101) attack from Michiko with a DODGE-III…51
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1201 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against INTELLIGENT-HARD-WORK(90) attack from Michiko with a DODGE-III…47
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1234 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against INTELLIGENT-HARD-WORK(101) attack from Michiko with a DODGE-III…55
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1161 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against STATIC-CLOUD(33) attack from Sachiko with a DODGE-II…33
COMBAT: Canis defends against STATIC-CLOUD(38) attack from Sachiko with a DODGE-II…24
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 487 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against STATIC-CLOUD(30) attack from Sachiko with a DODGE-II…20
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 436 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against WIND-SHARP(25) attack from Hanami with a DODGE-II…15
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 368 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against WIND-SHARP(26) attack from Hanami with a DODGE-II…27
COMBAT: Canis defends against WIND-SHARP(28) attack from Hanami with a DODGE-II…16
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 394 damage.
COMBAT: Menudo defends against NEGATIVE-HEATSEEKERS(81) attack from Naruko with a BLAST-OFF…71
COMBAT: Menudo loses the roll and sustains 330 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against NEGATIVE-HEATSEEKERS(85) attack from Naruko with a DODGE-III…25
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 940 damage.
COMBAT: Menudo defends against INTERROGATION-ILLUSION(72) attack from Jon with a CHAKRA-PINCH-III…69
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHARP(20) attack from Sakuya with a DODGE…15
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 94 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHARP(17) attack from Sakuya with a DODGE…14
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 79 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SNAKE-BITE(30) attack from Sakuya with a DODGE…15
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 208 damage.
Not entirely surprising that the strong shinobi that hold the front area are able to keep that place relatively safe. Besides, you know, the large explosion that tore through the gates and such. Now though flames come from Hiei and Michiko, taking a number of attackers with them. But there are always more to replace them, sadly. The big win is the fact that not only is the leader apparent unable to avoid the attacks, he also falls under the genjutsu from Jon! And since that horse is definitely dead now…yeah, he's just chillin' there.
The ones that had thrown the various sharp objects at the three spreading shinobi find themselves a little worse for wear thanks to the attacks that bring them down. Some shocks, some wind cutting through them, this random ass wolf from out of nowhere that tackles down one and proceeds to ravish him. Yeah, they aren't having the best of luck either! But then, how often has this group attacked with only one shinobi in it's midst?
From out of the sky the sounds of bees can be heard and they barrel down right on the Iga as she tries to help out others. It must be apparent that the Iga is to easily able too kill the lesser attackers and so she has to meet with someone more along her own lines. The beezybody (haha) stands quite in the open and seems unafraid of whatever Sachiko might be able to do. Purely to draw her attention, of course, so that the minions can go on killing.
Unfortunately for the two Genin they also are going to have their hands full as they draw the ire of someone younger than the rest. In her mid-teens and dressed in a short and tanktops she has many tattoo's on her body. And of course, they aren't normal. The girl comes down towards Hanami, taking a moment in her descent to throw a pair of kunai at Sakuya before one of her tattoo's lashes out towards Hanami herself, the strange creation stabbing.
RP: Hiei transforms into LIGHTNING-RELEASE-ARMOR.
Hiei growls as a lightning infused aura explodes from around his body. The force of the chakra increase in his body causes the ground underneath his feet to crack and crumble. The Raikage looks at the leader that seems to be under the spell of Jon's genjutsu. He looks at the detective. "Please take him into custody immediately. Immobilize him by whatever means necessary. As for the rest of them…" His gaze moves towards the men still coming. "I hope they prayed to whatever god they served before coming here…" He darts forwards, sending a punch towards the gut of the nearest one. Then, he would grab them by the throat as fingers that are strong enough to crush boulders attempt to crush his windpipe. To top it off, he would lift the man over his head before leaping into the air and slamming him down onto the ground hard enough to cause a huge crater in the ground underneath his back. His intent is simple. Break him in half.
Michiko decides that destroying the ones that are still incoming are a bit more important to take care of. She drags out a piece of metal from the earth and extends it rapidly, having it branch out from its stem after she tips it with poison. Hopefully it would spike all those pests. "Jon-san, may I assist in weakening him a bit?" She wonders. If the Saito approved, one spike would make its way to the Toujitakumi.
COMBAT: Sachiko defends against BEE-SWARM(35) attack from Canis with a MASOCHIST-II…25
COMBAT: Sachiko loses the roll and sustains 234 damage.
Sachiko heard the buzzing, knew where it came from, but she stood still. Too bad she didn't put enough effort into focusing the chakra that would have made the stings useless. Despite the pain, she simply narrows her eyes on the bee-keeper. "Now that's just not nice. Did you know scorpion stings hurt a /lot/ more than bees?" That said, she smirks and forms seals, seeing if she can wriggle chakra in for a Genjutsu, which is quickly followed by a transformation. Much like she became a werewolf last time they faced this group, this time she stays much more… stocky. Fur bristles from her, black and gray and white, while most of her hair becomes black. Thick claws adorn her hands as she runs at woman, aiming to slash at her with the newly-grown claws.
COMBAT: Hanami defends against TATTOO-STAB(24) attack from Canis with a WIND-STEP…47
Hanami makes her way to Sakuya and Sachiko, picking up their chakra signatures(or at least Sakuya's). Once near Tattoo Girl shows up, causing Hanami to slow, but as the girl's tattoo lashes out to strike her she's a blur of movement out of the way. "Nice try." She looks to see how Sakuya and Sachiko are doing before focusing her wind chakra, slicing into the air rapidly until she blasts her creation at the girl in the shape of a large wolf head. If it hits she'll be caught in the swirl, slicing teeth of the creation.
With the way the fight was becoming, Naruko was determinded to try and end this battle as quickly as possible. Forming a single shadow clone she reached out with an open palm slowly but surely begining the process of forming her fire orb, she fed chakra into the orb while her clone condensed it gradually creating a larger sphere. Fire chakra also began to violently snake it's way along the sphere while Naruko inched a little closer towards both Michiko and Hiei. " I'm about to cause a whole bunch of damage….so if either of you get in there make sure you slip away so you don't get caught in the blast.
RP: Naruko uses S-RANK-CHARGE.
"Please do," Jon responds to Michiko without taking his eyes off the enemy leader. "He's probably not the sort to be easily kept locked in an illusion long enough to secure him." Inside the enemy's head, Jon strolls casually into the circle of light shining down from above. "Okay, this is the part where you tell me all your secrets. What your organization's all about, who the leaders are, how you get your supplies and troops, where your base is, etc. etc. Spill your guts, figuratively speaking." Jon smiles pleasantly. "Or maybe not-so-figuratively. There's a lot going on in the real world while we're having this little chat." ;) Sure enough, in addition to Michiko sending some hurt toward the explosion expert, Jon himself is preparing one of his more high-power, low-success-chance techniques. Might as well take advantage of a sitting target, right? ;) He creates a disc of lightning chakra above his hand, then hurls it at the enemy. "You might feel a bit of a tickle…"
COMBAT: Sakuya defends against SHARP(20) attack from Canis with a EVASION…22
COMBAT: Sakuya defends against SHARP(13) attack from Canis with a TRICKY-WEAPON-BLOCK…23
Sakuya had been running through the streets, dropping untrained individuals rather easily so far. Things didn't get difficult until a Kunoichi whom appeared to have some skill dropped in. Just in time for Sakuya to reach Hanami as she moved about the city. Sakuya barely moved out of the way as the first Kunai whiffed past her, sinking into the ground behind her, and while she was twisting her body she would pull out a Kunai, lifting it up to intercept the next incoming Kunai with the round hollow pommel of her own. Once it was intercepted, she would reappropriate the one she caught and throw it back. "How very pathetic! Attacking people who can't defend themselves!" She would run right behind the Kunai she threw, and after Hanami's wind style attack, hit or miss, had exhausted itself, she would jump at the shinobi "Let me take a closer look, so that I can remember your face after I've put you into the ground." She says before she opens her own mouth and attempts to sink her jaws into the Kunoichi's shoulder…
COMBAT Canis is poisoned (2 rounds) and loses 25 health.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SKYSCRAPER(91) attack from Hiei with a TENSE…12
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 2981 damage.
COMBAT: Menudo CHAKRA-PINCHS out of Jon's stun!
COMBAT: Menudo defends against DRAINING-METAL-IVY(63) attack from Michiko with a FIRE-DODGE-II…56
COMBAT: Menudo loses the roll and sustains 1428 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against DRAINING-METAL-IVY(79) attack from Michiko with a TENSE…4
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 2528 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against DRAINING-METAL-IVY(70) attack from Michiko with a TENSE…2
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 2420 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against DRAINING-METAL-IVY(70) attack from Michiko with a TENSE…6
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 2502 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against DRAINING-METAL-IVY(67) attack from Michiko with a TENSE…3
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 2350 damage.
COMBAT: Tsupe defends against FEAR(20) attack from Sachiko with a CHAKRA-PINCH…46
COMBAT: Tsupe defends against IGA-HENGE-II(42) attack from Sachiko with a PERCEPTION-II…47
COMBAT: Tsupe defends against SHARP(23) attack from Sachiko with a DODGE…33
COMBAT: Mena defends against HOWLING-WIND(38) attack from Hanami with a TATTOO-BARRIER…27
COMBAT: Mena loses the roll and sustains 214 damage.
COMBAT: Menudo defends against LIGHTNING-DISC(52) attack from Jon with a FIRE-DODGE-II…82
COMBAT: Mena defends against SHARP(25) attack from Sakuya with a DODGE…24
COMBAT: Mena loses the roll and sustains 60 damage.
COMBAT: Mena defends against SHARP(16) attack from Sakuya with a DODGE…18
COMBAT: Mena defends against SNAKE-BITE(20) attack from Sakuya with a DODGE…21
There is one seriously unfortunate attacker that the Raikage gets his hands on. The man has zero chance and there is nothing but fear in his eyes as the muscled man completely devastates him. By the time all is said and done there's pieces of him in various different directions from the impact of the attacks, including the final one causing a deep crater in the ground and some mush that was once bones.
Branches of metal move out and pierce a number of other attackers as Michiko's poisoned metal tips dip into various folks, draining their chakra and, in the end, their life. The metal also pierces the man currently captured in Jon's genjutsu, draining his chakra even while he converses with the Saito in his mind. "I have nothing to tell you other than I hope your death is long and painful." He spits at Jon-within-his-mind before the pain of Michiko's assault breaks him out of the genjutsu. He pulls free of the metal and manages to push away from Jon's own attack with a bit of fire. "It seems you were not quite right shinobi." The man goes through hand seals quickly before unleashing fire clones on those shinobi still positioned near the gate, trying to 'splode them up a bit.
The tattoo'd shinobi is caught a little off guard when the other two kunoichi attack so suddenly and, well, viciously! She's caught up by the wind and held in place so that Sakuya manages to cut her with kunai and even bite her! Totally not cool! She just got /bit/ by a /person/! Friggin' zombies around here man! "What the hecks wrong with you, biting someone!" she yells as she retrieves her arm. "You're gonna pay for that!" Now that both of the other kunoichi are close she lashes out with her tattoo's at them both, the ink leaving her skin to stab out at each.
And then there's the bee keeper. She seems surprised by the fact that Sachiko just turned into some weird creature and lashed out at her. Almost as surprised by the genjutsu as well. Regardless, she manages to avoid the attacks both mental and physical before she sends her bees back on the attack towards Sachiko. "You should've stayed home little Iga!" Yep, she just called Sachiko 'little'.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Village remains under attack as well. Fires burn, screams come from various places and the sounds of fighting within Kumogakure is intense. But the short of it is that only the three skilled combatants are there and, while the other attacks are able to kill villagers and some weaker Genin, they still stand no chance against even moderately skilled shinobi and are being cleaned up. But the damage is being done.
COMBAT: Hiei defends against MULTIPLE-FIRE-CLONES(77) attack from Canis with a DANCING-FLOW…88
Hiei thought that Jon's genjutsu and Michiko's technique would put the leader on ice. But when the man launches fire clones at them all, Hiei just dances out of the way. He already had burns on parts of his body and he wasn't eager to feel anymore. However he scoops blood out of one of his wounds and forms handseals before slamming it on the ground. A seal forms beneath his hand..there is a *poof*, and a large white goat appears. Hiei doesn't waste any time. "Village is under attack, Seer. Go help the non-combatants and assist the other shinobi." Hiei then draws both swords at his back and crouches slightly before he blurs and appears behind the group of attackers, including the leader. For those who might and blinked and missed his movement, he attacked everyone in his path, including Menudo as he made his way through the group. Should he have been successful, they wouldn't even register the hit until he sheathed his blades…which was about…now.
Seer recieves his orders and states. "Right, Hiei." The goat beats hooves back through the gate and works hard to catch up with the group of kunoichi that Sachiko, Sakuya, and Hanami are apart of. Sliding to a stop, he employs his genjutsu to give the girls an edge in the battle. Any soldier caught in his gaze would begin to hear a piercing sound that would get so loud in their ears that it would incapacitate them for a few moments.
COMBAT: Michiko defends against MULTIPLE-FIRE-CLONES(82) attack from Canis with a METAL-DOME…88
Michiko braces herself against the fire clone barrage, most of them hitting the metal dome she put up hurriedly. "Hmph… All these pests…" she mutters, forming handseals and summoning a black fox, Kimura, to join the party too. "Kimura-san, go find any genin you can and provide back up," she tells her summon before making the handseals to have a number of earthen hands shoot out and try to grab the enemy. This, of course, includes the Toujitakumi who had just attempted to attack her. Idiots…
Kimura blinks as she's summoned in the middle of the fight and nods quickly, dashing off to find any genin. Whoever gets in the fox's way is likely going to be in a bit of pain, too, as several foxes made of wind chakra split off from the original to slam themselves into the strange-smelling people that are obviously the bad guys.
COMBAT: Sachiko defends against BEE-ATTACK(23) attack from Canis with a DODGE…25
The bee-lady could see through her henge and Sachiko kind of figured as much from the way she reacted, so she let it slip away. The redhead, three kunai in each hand, held between her fingers, quickly moves to the side as the bees come at her again. The woman then smirks. "Little? Babe, I've /never/ been 'little'. Maybe I should've stayed home, though, and settled in my garden. Maybe your bees would be distracted by it." Sachiko throws a few of her kunai at stunned attackers, but also throws one at the Kamizuru. "Maybe you are the one who should have stayed home. I get the feeling you had just as much issues when your were a young girl as I did, though."
COMBAT: Hanami defends against TATTOO-STAB(22) attack from Canis with a WIND-DASH…38
Hanami smirks a bit, finding a bit of amusement in the tattoo girl being caught unaware by her and Sakuya's attacks. Using the wind she moves deftly out of the way with a slide of her feet and twist, "We wont let you continue hurting out village you know." Keeping a bit of distance between her and the enemy she lets loose a wind chakram to slice into her. As it whirs through the air her hands flash through the signs and she gestures with a sweep of her hand the air thickens above the tattoo girl and drops down intending on forcing her down to the ground.
RP: Naruko transforms into NIBI-FULL-RELEASE.
COMBAT: Naruko defends against MULTIPLE-FIRE-CLONES(70) attack from Canis with a SPECTRAL-DODGE…115
Naruko's chakra began to change. Her tails started to clomp together and rush back across over her body. The thrashing chakra which shrouded her body began to take the form of a radiant blue cloak, her seal became completely visible at her center while her hair back a deep jet black. At this point she was just a glowing mass of blue and black flaming awesomeness. Once the multiple fire clones weave in Naruko's direction, she and her own clones launch up into the sky, her flaming blue and black cloak fluttering at her back as she takes haven in the air above. Her hand remains raised however while with an open palm facing upward, the sphere which she and her clones were working on began to flatten out into the form of a disk, and then edged even further as wind chakra was forced along the edges of the disk creating rigid groves which inevitably would sharpen in the form of a shuriken. A tense screeching sound filled the ambiance, almost like the sound of metal grinding against metal at rapid speed.
"You better what out, Blazing Gale Shuriken!!" Naruko exclaims to her group as her jutsu stablizes the exploding buzz saw over head and launches it down towards Menudo and company. The shuriken was there to cut the man in half, and the daunting explosion should be enough to clear the area of combatants.
RP: Naruko uses SHADOW-CLONE.
COMBAT: Jon defends against MULTIPLE-FIRE-CLONES(80) attack from Canis with a MULTIPLE-LIGHTNING-CLONES…54
COMBAT: Jon loses the roll and sustains 858 damage.
Jon meets the clone attack in kind, by generating a multitude of his own clones — although his of course are lightning-based. Unfortunately they don't form quickly enough to keep a couple of fire clones from reaching the real Jon. >.< Nevertheless, Jon sends them to make a counter-assault on the rogue-nin. They race in from multiple angles and attack the explosive expert.
COMBAT: Sakuya defends against TATTOO-STAB(26) attack from Canis with a EVASION…36
Sakuya lands upon the ground after the semi-successful bite attempt, just in to jump off to the side, landing on the wall of a nearby establishment and sticking to it. She would run along the walls as Hanami forced the girl to the ground, raising her hands and making seals. She'd jump off the walls just as the enemy kunoichi hit the floor, landing right in front of her. "Gomen, but… the debt you've gained for attacking my village far outweighs the debt I owe you for biting you." She looks into her eyes, attempting to pin the girl in place just long enough for Hanami to finish her off. As much as she hates killing, she hasn't reached a point in which she can end the fighting with her genjutsu. "Give it your best shot Hanami!" Sakuya nearly orders!
Nozomi is back from her hastily-requested time off so she could practice with her newly acquired Nejigan. Over this time, she not only learned how to control the new power she has, but what to expect from future upgrades and how to train for them as well. So now she returns, but as she draws near she notices the smoke and hears the sounds of wide-spread battle. Having faced an invasion of Kumo before, she quickly evaluates the situation even as she draws nearer to the gates.
As she draws closer, she sees the group of Kumo powerhouses taking on three people, and several waves of others pouring through. She quickly activates her Nejigan and looks around to see the powers being bantied about. After being convinced that she would likely get in the way, she moves around and starts to play her flute. Quickly music floods the area, seeming to come from everywhere at once, at least in the area she's in. Intermixed in that music is a hidden danger, as a couple of chords of music seek out their targets to vibrate the very bodies of those who are attacking the most vital areas near her location.
RP: Furoo transforms into REIZEI-BLUR.
Arriving at the area that is being attacked, Furoo blinks as she looks on at the fight that is happening. She then sighs and shakes her head, "I go out to tend to my garden for all of one hour and people start a party without me!" She declares and stomps a booted foot. She then looks at the wave of incoming people as she pulls out both her half-staffs. She wields them like a pair of blades almost as she looks on, "It's really not nice to go and have real fun when I'm not around." She then vanishes in a burst of speed only to appear before one of the incoming people only to attempt to jab a stick right into his nose with obscene force, "We're all people here right?" She then zips over to another to attempt to backhand him with the staff, "All breathing human beings?" She then throws her wooden stick up at an arc only to vanish and appear before a third with hte metal half-staff now a full sized metal staff that she attempts to slam up between a thug's legs, "Isn't it the right thing to do to send out invites?!" The wooden half-staff is caught in her hand even as the metal one retracts.
COMBAT: Menudo defends against HYPER-SPEED-CHAIN-KILL(107) attack from Hiei with a FIRE-DODGE-II…99
COMBAT: Menudo loses the roll and sustains 596 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against HYPER-SPEED-CHAIN-KILL(91) attack from Hiei with a DODGE…31
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1211 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against HYPER-SPEED-CHAIN-KILL(89) attack from Hiei with a DODGE…27
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1277 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against HYPER-SPEED-CHAIN-KILL(106) attack from Hiei with a DODGE…21
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1461 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against AURAL-PHANTASM(40) attack from Seer with a GENJUTSU-PERCEPTION…34
COMBAT: Canis defends against DEMON-GRAVES(81) attack from Michiko with a DODGE…15
COMBAT: Canis defends against DEMON-GRAVES(91) attack from Michiko with a TENSE…14
COMBAT: Canis defends against DEMON-GRAVES(83) attack from Michiko with a TENSE…6
COMBAT: Canis defends against DEMON-GRAVES(74) attack from Michiko with a TENSE…13
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-WIND-CLONES(49) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…15
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1101 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-WIND-CLONES(56) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…9
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1203 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-WIND-CLONES(44) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…5
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1188 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-WIND-CLONES(55) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…3
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1221 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHARP(16) attack from Sachiko with a TENSE…11
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 213 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHARP(18) attack from Sachiko with a TENSE…7
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 263 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against SHARP(27) attack from Sachiko with a TENSE…9
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 294 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against BLAZING-GALE-SHURIKEN(84) attack from Naruko with a TENSE…8
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 4224 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against BLAZING-GALE-SHURIKEN(118) attack from Naruko with a TENSE…7
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 4432 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against BLAZING-GALE-SHURIKEN(89) attack from Naruko with a TENSE…2
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 4000 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against BLAZING-GALE-SHURIKEN(87) attack from Naruko with a TENSE…13
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 4216 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-LIGHTNING-CLONES(60) attack from Jon with a TENSE…13
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1422 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against LESSER-SNAKE-EYES(24) attack from Sakuya with a TENSE…3
COMBAT: Canis defends against MINOR-MUSIC-CHORD(27) attack from Nozomi with a TENSE…15
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 352 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MINOR-MUSIC-CHORD(27) attack from Nozomi with a TENSE…4
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 411 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against CHAKRA-PHYSICAL(36) attack from Furoo with a TENSE…12
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 477 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against CHAKRA-PHYSICAL(40) attack from Furoo with a TENSE…11
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 549 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against CHAKRA-PHYSICAL(38) attack from Furoo with a TENSE…2
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 617 damage.
"Ha! Stupid Raikage just ran past me and missed!" One of the attackers says to his buddy before he turns to attack. But then only part of his body turns and a moment later the realization hits…the same time of his upper half slides to the ground with his legs falling next to him. But it's okay, because his buddy is there too. Fun! As for the presumed leader of this particular attacking group - there's no way he was expecting such a multitude of force from so many different sources at once. The Raikage's speed is a thing of rumor, said to rival that of even the Reizei. And indeed the man is hit by a blade without realizing it for a few seconds. But as blood spews forth he spits a curse and turns to prepare an attack of his own. However that doesn't get finished as he turns just to see Naruko's attack bearing down on him. It explodes and so does much of the front of Kumo. As the dust settles there's nothing but dead attackers littering the ground, including Menudo himself. "Fools…" he manages to spit out to no one in particular as blood dribbles from his mouth. "You don't…know…you…will…die…"
More attackers fall to Michiko's attacks as well, the ground swallowing a number of them whole. Others fall to Kimura's wind as she runs along, the mighty tiny bit slaying those who seek to cause harm before they can finish doing so. Plus she can find and help the other kunoichi out! Yay!
More find themselves dying thanks to the kunai from Sachiko, though the Kamizuru manages to deflect the attack with some bees. "Pff, your garden is probably as horrible as your aim little girl." With that little zinger tossed out more bees seek out Sachiko to sting sting sting!
The Kuroki finds herself being assaulted from the two kunoichi and grumbles at them under her breath before she shouts. "You two are the worst!" As she brings up her hands to prepare to strike at them once again she's stopped as…oh…what pretty snake eyes you have! She freezes in place and just kind of stares like the foolish little girl that she is…
As others return to the village they begin their own attacks on ye old attackers, beating back the people who are trying to destroy the Village and all of those within. None of these folks stand a chance against the stronger shinobi however and while some have problems due to sound and start getting beat by that invisible source, others are beat by a nearly invisible Reizei and her magic flying staff!
Hiei appears back at the gates before Naruko's attack actually hits. After watching it in action, he whistles slightly. "If they're not dead, they ain't happy." He gives Naruko the thumbs-up before he moves back towards the village. "The threat here has been neutralized. Move into the village proper and clean these guys up." He sheathes his blades as he drops his armor technique. Now it was up to the others to finish their respective battles. "Michiko, see if you can't heal that vivi up a little. Once that's done, take him into custody, Detective."
RP: Hiei reverts to his normal state.
COMBAT: Seer defends against NPC-D-TAI-ATTACK(21) attack from Canis with a EARTH-SHIELD…32
Seer waits until the attack comes before stamping his hoof on the ground and causing a wall of earth to rise up in front of him, deflecting the attack. "This village will not fall like mine did." The goat states plainly as he gathers chakra into his horns and then stomps his hoof on the ground once again. The area in front of him turns into a murky and muddy swamp, hopefully trapping those within it's influence.
COMBAT: Michiko heals target 1 with RESTORING-CHAKRA-PALM with a roll of: 81
COMBAT: Kimura counters against a NPC-D-TAI-ATTACK(19) attack from Canis with a LIGHTNING-CLONE…42
Michiko nods lightly to Hiei upon hearing orders and steps toward the downed Toujitakumi. The girl heals his wounds and gives him enough energy to stay alive, though not enough to regain consciousness. She isn't too happy about healing him, but having a prisoner would be very nice. "Jon-san, Hiei-san. Do you two need any healing?" she asks the two, getting up. Her ears twitch a bit from the sounds of battle around her, as well as the music.
Kimura growls and sparks go along her fur, forming a clone to take the hit and electrocute the idiot that attacked her, even as more foxes leap in different directions to attack more goons. The fox eventually is fighting alongside Sachiko. "Need any help?" she asks the Iga.
COMBAT: Sachiko defends against BEE-SWARM(39) attack from Canis with a SENSORY-ARRAY…37
COMBAT: Sachiko loses the roll and sustains 242 damage.
The Iga raises a brow at that, her scattered sensory organs telling her where to move… but she just wasn't quite quick enough. Grumbling at the bees, she brushes them away and then utters, "It's hard to be bad at something that you were forced to do, isn't it?" She attempts to zap the woman before coming in to punch her with a chakra-infused fist. Sachiko peers at the Kamizuru, whether successful or not, and wonders aloud, "Why do you attack innocent people?" After a pause, she adds, "Not me, of course! The villagers."
COMBAT: Hanami defends against NPC-D-TAI-ATTACK(20) attack from Canis with a WIND-DASH…42
Hanami swears at her failed attacks, figures. But as she circles around thankfully Sakuya seemed to nail her with her genjutsu as she watches the enemy lull by the gaze. She definitely doesn't need any prompting then, hoping to put the girl down before any more mess can get started. Suddenly from the chaos another attacker appears though Hanami glides quickly out of the way and hits him in the back of the head to lay him down before focusing again on the girl. A simple gesture as she charges and now there're two Hanamis! Both circle around each side of the lulled girl and strike with a strong knee and elbow pronged attack. The clone vanishes shortly after in a wispy breeze as Hanami goes through more signs, again trying to strengthen the air and press it down upon the girl, hoping at least to keep her from attacking them as long as possible if nothing else.
COMBAT: Naruko heals Naruko for 775 with LESSER REGENERATION.
Naruko was impressed that her jutsu manage to have the effect that it had…Using that much energy at one time was super taxing however. Naruko landed back on the ground and bows her head to Hiei before briefly collapsing on the ground and letting out a heavy sigh. Her wonds began to close up from under that cloak as she peered back into the village the clean up crew. "It looks like everything is handled. I'm going to recover a little bit and see what I can do to help out." Naruko comments back to Hiei. She looked around fairly quickly to see if any reinforcements may be coming.
Jon winces at his burns. "Could use a bit, yeah. Thanks, Michiko-san." Along with getting healed, Jon goes to slap ninja-cuffs on…whoever amongst the enemy might actually still be alive. e.e Scruvo ventures down from above and perches on a tilted street sign. "Crikey. Going to take a bit to tidy up this nest."
COMBAT: Sakuya defends against NPC-D-TAI-ATTACK(14) attack from Canis with a DODGE…19
Sakuya is rather sure the Kuroki can't move at the moment, so she spins a Kunai her finger is hooked into again and again as she looks down at the aggressive individual. He bends backwards to dodge a rather basic attack before she rights herself and continues to watch her mark. "You ought to stay down… If you do, there might be a future for you."
COMBAT: Nozomi defends against NPC-D-TAI-ATTACK(22) attack from Canis with a SOUND-WAVE…22
Nozomi continues to play even as people turn to attack her. The music's beat does not change, but a wave of sound shoots from her to intercept the attack closing in on her, barely deflecting the attack away. She grins around the mouthpiece of the flute as the music gets even louder, hitting a high decibel for just a moment before continuing. As the music plays, invisible blades of sound fly to strike both her attacker and another nearby. There's nothing like a concert to announce one's return, even if some people may not exactly appreciate the beautiful but deadly music…
COMBAT: Furoo defends against NPC-D-TAI-ATTACK(14) attack from Canis with a DODGE…32
Looking at her attacker, Furoo simply steps aside and stares, "Umm, really?" She sighs and shakes her head as she then sends a staff hit toward his head before attempting a spin kick toward his face. She then glances over at the catastrophe that is the aftermath of Naruko's attack. She whistles before she idly flips her staff one time over her hand, "That is…scary." She nods he rhead, "Real scary." She then shrugs and looks back at the guy she just attacked, "You and your friends are really eager to keep fighting after someone from our village just nuked your leader? I mean…really?"
COMBAT: Canis defends against SWAMP-OF-THE-UNDERWORLD(58) attack from Seer with a TENSE…10
COMBAT: Canis defends against LIGHTNING-CLONE(42) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…3
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 956 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-WIND-CLONES(55) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…5
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1173 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-WIND-CLONES(54) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…14
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1101 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-WIND-CLONES(48) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…7
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1194 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MULTIPLE-WIND-CLONES(46) attack from Kimura with a TENSE…8
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 1083 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against RAI(33) attack from Sachiko with a TENSE…4
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 555 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against INTUITIVE-CHAKRA-STRIKE(33) attack from Sachiko with a TENSE…13
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 455 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against WIND-CLONE(28) attack from Hanami with a TENSE…11
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 496 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against MACROBURST(21) attack from Hanami with a TENSE…8
COMBAT: Canis defends against E#(17) attack from Nozomi with a TENSE…4
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 198 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against THREE-STRING-SWORD(26) attack from Nozomi with a TENSE…5
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 358 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against THREE-STRING-SWORD(31) attack from Nozomi with a TENSE…8
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 354 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against CHAKRA-PHYSICAL(39) attack from Furoo with a TENSE…10
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 543 damage.
COMBAT: Canis defends against CHAKRA-PHYSICAL(31) attack from Furoo with a TENSE…6
COMBAT: Canis loses the roll and sustains 499 damage.
Unfortunately the leader of this particular, ah, 'contingent' isn't amongst the living anymore, so all the healing in the world will sadly do little good. However there are plenty of others that still within the village though most of it is those simply trying to kill as many as possible before they themselves fall. The beezee is caught completely off guard by the shocking attack from the Iwa, having not expected such a thing in the slightest. When this is followed up by another blow with a chakra infused fist it knocks the kunoichi back, her bees following her as she hits the ground hard. "Unh, you shinobi think you're so great…think you're in charge of everything…well the people don't trust you and they never will…" The woman spits out blood as she stands at the bees fly towards Sachiko…but then fly off and into the sky, forming together in a tight clump. "Your precious Village…can die…"
The poor Kuroki is first nice and mezmerized by a snake like she's in Jungle Book, then she finds herself being forced painfully into the ground. "Ugh, you guys are horrible!" Seriously, first tricking her with snaky eyes and then using wind to smack her around into the ground? Totally not cool. Her eyes widen though as she sees the bees form in the sky. "Shit. Uh, you kids might wanna duck."
More attackers fall under the renewed attacks from the shinobi including the new recruits. After only a few minutes pass the majority are dead or dying with their fellows only a little behind. However things change as soon as those bees gather in the sky. It was a signal, and when the men say it they dropped their weapons and raised their hands above their heads, allowing the shinobi to get nice and close. Only a few people figure out what's going on and word doesn't spread fast enough through the village. Bombs. Lots and lots of friggin' bombs on the attackers, the tags on their bodies. The bees were the signal to someone else, whoever had created them. Someone that must be able to see inside the village. With just that little warning explosions resound throughout the Village even more, causing death and destruction in a massive way to portions of the Village itself. There is no hiding from it. Bodies of the attackers are everywhere, and so to are the explosions. Meet the kamakazi squad.
COMBAT: Mena defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(25) attack from Mena with a TENSE…3
COMBAT: Mena loses the roll and sustains 439 damage.
COMBAT: Hiei defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(34) attack from Canis with a ACROBATIC-DODGE…50
COMBAT: Furoo successfully interrupts attack number 9: MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS from Canis against Nozomi with a roll of 39 vs 22.
COMBAT: Furoo successfully interrupts attack number 6: MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS from Canis against Naruko with a roll of 40 vs 22.
COMBAT: Furoo successfully interrupts attack number 6: MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS from Canis against Jon with a roll of 53 vs 26.
Hiei had just nodded to Michiko when she asked about healing when he notices the explosions start. There's not much he can do except dodge them, seeing as how they're all around him. He goes into a series of flips and rolls, spinning through the air and along the ground like a gymnast. It's weird to see a man his size move so gracefully. Landing in a crouch, he roars and slams his fist into the ground out of rage. "I'M TIRED OF THESE GARNETING PEOPLE ATTACKING OUR VILLAGE. NO MORE TAKING PRISONERS, NO MORE TAKING IT EASY ON THESE freyas AT ALL! KUMO DECLARES WAR! FROM NOW ON WE SLAUGHTER THEM TO THE LAST MAN OR WOMAN!" Hiei breathes heavily as lightning sparks from his eyes and skin. "I swear on the grave of my dead grandfather Yotsuki Raiga that I will not stop until I avenge this atrocity. I want hin dead, I want his family dead. I want his entire family line wiped out of existence!"
COMBAT: Seer defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(25) attack from Canis with a EARTH-BARRIER…44
When the explosions begin going off, Seer stomps his hoof on the ground as a dome of earth covers him, blocking the explosions. After all the fireworks are over, the dome drops and the goat blinks as he looks over towards Hiei. "Uh…" He looks left, then he looks right. Then he goes *poof*
COMBAT: Michiko defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(23) attack from Canis with a CLONE-TECHNIQUE…65
COMBAT: Kimura successfully interrupts attack number 2: MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS from Canis against Sachiko with a roll of 41 vs 29.
COMBAT: Michiko heals Jon for 1181 with RESTORING CHAKRA PALM.
COMBAT: Kimura defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(25) attack from Canis with a WIND-CLONE…56
COMBAT: Kimura defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(29) attack from Canis with a SPARK-SHIFT…38
Michiko is unaffected by the explosive tags, a clone taking the brunt of the force from the nearest meat-bomb while Michiko casually raises a barrier so she can fend for herself. It didn't take much thought to realize that there was no stopping this… She just grits her teeth and goes over to Jon, pressing a palm to his arm and sending healing chakra through his body. "I'm going to go see to others," she says with a faint grimace.
Kimura is close enough to Sachiko that she makes a clone to take the brunt of the attack while shifting away to avoid a different explosion altogether. "Dang it… They gave up way too easily.. And how the heck did they all know to even blow up at the same time?!"
COMBAT Sachiko is poisoned (3 rounds) and loses 41 health.
Sachiko would've said something in response to that, but the explosions happen too quickly. She frowns deeply and started to focus chakra through her form to dull the hit, but instead she finds a fox taking it for her. Those green eyes turn to see the fox which she now registers spoke to her moments before. She offers a nod of thanks before jumping onto the closest, highest building she can manage. Once at the top, she looks around, her eyes focusing in and out in an attempt to find whoever it is that can see in the village. She is almost one hundred percent positive the bees couldn't cause that explosion and she is very angry.
The Iga hears her husband's bellowing and grits her teeth. "Is that how you view me?" She shouts, despite not knowing if anyone but the shinobi and villagers below her could hear. "A self-centered glob of loyalty?! SEND SOMEONE IMPORTANT TO TEST THE THEORY! I'll show you… what real distrust of the system is!"
Suddenly Naruko finds herself saved from the explosion. Naruko's form became more relaxed, her cloak disappearing as she sort of just suddenly passes out from how much energy she had expended. She clung to as much willpower as she could, conscious enough to ear Hiei screaming out vehemently. The victory was better sweet. They protected their village but the cost of lives lost wasn't at all satisfying…
RP: Naruko reverts to her normal state.
COMBAT: Hanami defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(22) attack from Canis with a WIND-STEP…38
Hanami frowns at the girl, "All we're doing is defending our home from you guys who seem intent on harming as many people as you can regardless of whether they're shinobi or not. Many innocent people are hurt or killed today because of your foolish acti-" And then the explosions start going off. Everything is on fire, her ears are ringing and her senses screaming. Doesn't stop her from reacting though, at least instinctively. Wind with her she bursts forth, straight for Sakuya, tackling the girl and tumbling to the side out of the way making sure she keeps her covered though not because she feels the snake girl couldn't handle herself but just because. When things settle she'd look for the tattoo girl and if she managed to stay alive Hanami will simple end her. She wasn't in the mood for prisoners today.
Nozomi looks around as the faint sound of hissing seems to underly her music. She quickly recognizes what it is as her eyes see the tell-tail sounds of explosive tags about to explode, but even as she's assessing the vectors of the sounds for the best possible defense, something shoves her back away from them. She allows her music to end as the sound of the explosions rock the area, instead focusing on finding her feet, given how clumsy she normally is. Barely managing to do so, thanks to her eyes showing her the sound shockwaves, she skids to a halt and frowns deeply. "Again?!?!?!"
Okay, where do these guys GET that many explosive tags!?!? >.<; Jon throws up an electrical barrier to weather the blasts, which proves not too difficult in his case. Scruvo squawks and flutters into the air to get away from flying debris. c.c; And then the Raikage makes his angry proclomation, to which Jon mostly agrees, but… "Raikage-sama…let's just be careful not to become these people." Family line? That's a little much, hope that's mostly rhetoric. -.-;
COMBAT: Furoo defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(24) attack from Canis with a BLUR-STEP…64
COMBAT: Furoo defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(22) attack from Canis with a BLUR-STEP…42
COMBAT: Furoo defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(26) attack from Canis with a BLUR-STEP…41
COMBAT: Furoo defends against MULTIPLE-EXPLOSIVE-TAGS(22) attack from Canis with a BLUR-STEP…41
A blink as she hears what is happening. For her, the world slows to a halt for just a moment as the explosions begin. She suddenly is racing off away from the bomb in front of her only to start toward others. A palm strike sends one suicider flying as she then pushes lightly the kumo shinobi away. Furoo then zips off toward the next. Even as she reaches Jon, he is already throwing up a shield so she zips past and pushes Nozomi with two hands as her right foot lashes backwards in a sidekick to send that bomber away. Finally she ends up shoulder striking the last man away from Naruko only to have her fall to the ground even as she zips over and attempts to get next to Naruko only to drop to a knee and let out a long breath as she nearly passes out from the sudden burst of speed and use of stamina, "Jeeze…headrush…"
The Village falls silent after a good half minute of explosions. Blood, rubble, dust, it all falls from the sky as things begin to slowly settle and calm down. The explosions did a number on the village as well as it's inhabitants. While many shinobi were fast enough to escape, many villagers were not so lucky. And each shinobi could only help so many villagers as well. That's only on the outside. Inside, people are likely buried under rubble and it would take days just to clear away with earth users, plus the time it would take to rebuild a crippled village. What would this mean for Kumo? Certainly nothing good. These attackers were a suicide squad (not /that/ suicide squad) so what kind of influence did the leader of this group hold? That remains to be seen…but first, lives needed to be saved. For instance…with the explosions, just what has happened in the Yotsuki Village? Even if the attackers could not physically attack anyone, what of the bombs?
As for the tattoo girl, she wasn't rigged. She's injured but alive. For the moment. Until Hanami finishes her off. Unless someone decides not to allow her to deal that killing blow, that is…
Hiei just sits on the ground. He hears Jon's words but all he really does is take a breath and let it out slowly. He is silent as he surveys the devastation around him while waiting on Michiko to heal his injuries. Blood drips from him onto the ground pretty steadily, but he doesn't seem to really care at the moment.
COMBAT: Michiko heals Hiei for 1196 with RESTORING CHAKRA PALM.
Michiko moves to heal Hiei, resting a palm on him before she would go to heal anyone else. "Hiei-san… I'll start organizing various patrols and task forces to rebuild the village. And me and Yori-san will continue to work on finding information so we can take the fight to them," She tells the Raikage. She just wishes that taking prisoners that /actually know something/ could happen. They've only managed to take one, and that was a child who knew nothing… "Tch…." She's just a bit irritated!
Kimura nods lightly to Sachiko, then dashes off to go seek out the others and make sure they were okay. It's what Michiko would want her to do. When she sees Hanami about to kill the Kuroki girl, the fox suddenly barrels into Hanami's side, a burst of wind from her feet sending her at Hanami that much faster. "Capture her, don't kill her!" The fox growls, knowing that any information would be better than nothing.
COMBAT Sachiko is poisoned (2 rounds) and loses 41 health.
Although it was difficult, some of Sachiko's sentries were able to survive and, peeking out, they notice Hanami's dangerous look. Now or never… The Iga swiftly moves to the side of the Kuroki girl, green eyes glowering down on her. "You're coming with me. We're leaving," she reaches down to pick her up, casting a side-ways glance at Hanami. It's pretty obvious Sachiko isn't taking this one prisoner… She's saving her from the shinobi. With the smoke still settling, she turns and finds her way out, tattoo-girl in tow, of one of the many entrances the organization made for themselves.
Hanami looks at Sachiko as she removes the girl, but doesn't say anything. She respects Sachiko enough, and really…well that's for later. Now she just looks out around the devastation. So much, so fast. It takes her a few moments to realize she's crying, then hastily tries wiping away her tears. Can't be crying now, this wasn't like at home…no it wasn't. It wasn't…"she swallows, then makes sure Sakuya is okay and directs her to start helping the injured. She herself does the same, shortly being greeted by her wolf Honi who comes bounding out of the destruction with some burned fur but otherwise okay. The two of them work on helping people quietly, directing anyone who can move to the Village Center no doubt until she knows of a better spot to send them.
Most people who know Nozomi knows that, while she may have a few negative opinions about herslef, she has a generally upbeat personality. Even when she recovering from her acid bath, she still managed to keep a slightly positive disposition, better than most. Now, however, Nozomi actually /scowls/. "What the beatrix?! What putrid, rotting, backwards-thinking woodpile spawned this amarant?" As she looks around, she spots Michiko and Hiei. His rather foul mood only seems to enflame her to the point of silence, at least for the next few minutes. "Can someone /please/ tell me what the steiner is going on this time? Who is attacking us now?"