GM's: Kisheto, Yugeto
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This new OOC/IC was made to restart Naruto Sagas, which had not even taken off before it was closed by a GM. For those of you returning, you are well aware of the reasons that led to the reboot. (Problematic players, intentional trolling IC, deleting IC posts) Therefore, we are starting a new and the GM team is now being very cautious on who to accept and reject. We are going to filter out a lot of people and ensure only the people with the sole intent of enjoying a new, original Naruto RP manage to participate. Sorry for the inconvenience and confusion -- we are hate-free people, but can't tolerate those who find it amusing to destroy another's work.
We will be starting over in the IC, but everything stays the same. All previous characters can be moved here, but only if they are accepted. We are going to assign specific squads and have a limited number of roles available. Right now we're thinking 4 squads for a fair-sized Konoha RP. If you have any questions, comments, concerns (If there is anything keeping you from participating), please pm a GM!
There was no doubt that he was a hero. Some people took it to a whole new level and called him a "god." For the most part, their respect for him stemmed from the amazing, godlike abilities he demonstrated. Others put a crown on his head and loved him for his ability to lead. From the day he was born, people expected greatness from him -- and that's all that he demonstrated. Eventually, his name faded into darkness as he embraced the title that mankind had given him.
Rikudo Senin -- dubbed the "god on earth". During his early adulthood, he founded Kagegakure (Village hidden in Shadows), and led it single handedly. He was given the title of "kage" (shadow), and viewed as the sole pillar with held the village. It was a peaceful and humble village whose surprisingly versatile military force was used for defensive purposes only. Once the rest of the world was enveloped by whispers of his name, his influence grew and grew, until he found himself leading not only his own village, but the entire continent. Indirectly, his word was the word of every man, and the five "child"villagesthat were bornaround Kagegakure followed suit in his example. Konohagakure, Sunagakure, Kirigkure, Iwagakure, Kumogakure -- the five capital villages had their own respective "kages", all chosen in light of strength and honor. It was a matter of who could most closely resemble the Rikudo Senin. In spite of his immense power, however, he knew that he was just another man. He had his own struggles, his own hatred, and his own love. It's said that when he married, the entire village celebrated. When his sons were born, the entire world did. Jin, Ryuu, and Yashime -- the sons of god, as they were called.
On the exterior, the public saw Rikudo as a man of greatness, a diety almost. This was a veritable opinion; his well-respected sons, however, had an internal strife that had raged for decades. Starting at childhood, Jin and Ryuu fought to accomplish the one thing their third brother, Yashime, had so quickly and efficiently manifested. He had the strongest grasp of Rikudo's power, while each of his older brothers could only manage to grasp half of it. Jin seemed to have the understanding of the spiritual side of his father's abilities (Yin release), while Ryuu managed to uphold the physical aspect (Yang release). Yashime, however, had managed to attain the perfected state (Yin-Yang Release) in which it was said that he could call upon the same power as his father. Soon, as Yashime began to express his powers more often, it was officially dubbed the Yashingan (eye of Yashime). This misnomer occurred when the people of Kagegakure, the original village founded by Rikudo and led as the center of civilization, noticed the distinct change in the young boy's eye color. In truth, this technique was the most advanced form of Senjutsu, the "true sage" form which was unlocked purely by the human having balanced yin and yang chakra without any outer aid. It was that very same ability that Rikudo had known -- the very same ability that had resulted in his title of "god."
Unfortunately, before Yashime could continue his ninja path and follow in his father's footsteps, Kagegakure suffered an unimaginable fate. Rikudo Senin was forced, in his old age, to combat an evil force that had been formed by the negative chakra of the universe; the Juubi. Fighting in a handicapped state, the great Rikudo was able to still defeat the Juubi and seal the body within the Shrine of The Ancient, a temple and prison Rikudo himself created with the help of his three sons. This stress, the panic of the Juubi possibly breaking out stirring in the public, and the strife occurring between the sons of Rikudo ultimately led to his passing away, never truly naming one to take his place. Ryuu and Jin began to fight over their ideals and beliefs in a race to reach their father's level, and a full fledged fight eventually broke out. This clash of Jin and Ryuu near the Shrine was horrendous, and the two were pronounced dead. Yashime was found investigating the scene with his son, and when the people of Kagegakure stumbled upon Yashime next to the bodies of his brothers, Yashime was declared a traitor and blamed for the incident. As a result, Yashime fled Kagegakure, throwing the destroyed village into peril.
Kagegakure, in it's weakened state, became a target. The 5 nations, which had already been growing rapidly, gave way to the elders and lords, which seeked the riches and power held in Kagegakure. The village, which was accurately described as the "Capital of the world", was on the brink of becoming a war zone, as one by one, the 5 hidden villages prepared to declare war on one another. In this time, the era of shinobi was beginning to skyrocket, and the need for military power increased dramatically. As a result, people sought new techniques, new jutsu, new weapons. But if there was one thing that everybody collectively sought, it was Rikudo's power, the only trace of which dissappeared with Yashime.
After the incident at Kagegakure, the nations began to strengthen their militaries, turning the control over to the kage's and shinobi. The world was entering a new era, although Rikudo's legacy lived on aalong with the desire to obtan his power. In the shadows of the ruined capital, however, something far more sinister awaited. An insiduous force dwelled in the heart of the once thriving village, and the conqeuring villages had no clue what they were about to unleash.
IMPORTANT: THIS IS A HIGH CASUAL RP! YOU MUST MAINTAIN PROPER GRAMMAR AND SPELLING! AN ABUNDANCE OF CONSISTENT TYPOS WILL RESULT IN A POLITE REQUEST TO FIND A DIFFERENT RP! REVISE REVISE REVISE!
1) GM/Co-GM word is final in any arguement or conflict. Play nice and you won't have to witness the iron fist in action. (Kidding of course notreallythough).
2) All characters must be posted using the format provided (although it you can edit it for cosmetic purposes if you want), and must be accepted before anyone can RP as them. You will be required to post your character sheet in the designated topic once it is accepted as well.
3) No godmodding obviously, and no OP characters. Nobody is perfect, not even Rikudo Senin. We're not going to have anyone who goes through every fight without a single ass whooping. Asses were made to get whooped.
4) Obviously, based on the text above, swearing and informal banter in the OOC is allowed. Spam, Flaming, Out-of-Hand vulgar and offensive language, intentionally hurtful comments are not allowed. Seriously. We're chill, but there's a line that shouldn't be crossed, and if you happen to step close to that line, just turn the heck around because it's not worth seeing the other side.
5) All conflicts/questions/concerns/requests can be made via PM'ing a GM or tinychat/skype/etc. Try to not flood the OOC, as we will have quite a number of people here! Also, remember that all GM's love player feedback, and we're highly flexible/open to new ideas. Never hesitate to shoot us a pm!
6) This is more of a guideline, but everyone should start off as a genin, as we plan for this RP to go on for quite a while. SOME exceptions may be made, but only after discussions with the GMs. There will be timeskips, and all characters will be forced to follow the timeline (although flashbacks will be allowed).
7) Just don't be an asshole and go with the flow.
~Click a chapter name/timeskip to be taken to it's starting point~
Chapter 1 - Fallen Shadows
Rikudo Senin, as the world called him, had been leading Kagegakure, the village hidden in shadows, into an era of unbelievable prosperity. As five "child" nations began to sprout around the "Capital of the World", Rikudo's influence began to grow. However, from the depths of the world, born from all the negative chakra in the realm, the Juubi (ten tailed beast) emerged only to wreak havoc on Kagegakure. Rikudo and his three sons barely managed to fend it off, sealing it within the Shrine of the Ancients. Soon after, due to the turmoil and stress of fighting the Juubi, Rikudo passed away; his sons were left to bring the chaotic world to new heights. Rikudo Sennin wished for his children to usher the people of this planet to an age of peace and tranquility, but Jin and Ryuu have diferent plans...
- This is non-canon, so try to be as original as possible and mind the different path of history that this Narutoverse is on. No one may play or interact with characters from the original series.
Rikudo and His Legacy
Rikudo Senin, ("the sage of six paths") was quite the mysterious individual, despite his global presence. He is known as the founder of ninjutsu, having perfect the human beings ability to control and express chakra, even beyond the terrestrial sphere. His power is unimaginable, and thus, many referred to him as a god. There is no mistake, however, that he was human; he would pass down his legacy to his 3 sons, Jin, Ryuu, and Yashime (born in that order).
Ryuu was born when Jin was only 4 years old, and Yashime followed a year after. Yashime was always cast into the shadows of both his elder brothers and his father. His brothers gained much more fame, having expressed their combat prowess at early ages. It was believed that one of the elder brothers would recieve the Rikudo's godlike abilities first, and therefore, take his place as "Kage" (shadow, leader of Kagegakure). Once they became genin, they trained day and night, and even managed to train with Rikudo Senin himself. His sons would usually keep to themselves, being forced to maintain Rikudo's secrets. Eventually, through dilligence and undisturbed focus, they managed to unlock their inherited ability. Jin had managed to create various shapes and figures out of yin chakra, the sight of which caused many to confirm his right to the title of kage. However, it wasn't soon after that Ryuu himself began to express his own inherited ability, the Yang chakra, in which he manifested the light chakra within himself to augment his physical prowess. At this discovery, the two were faced with a life changing burden -- they needed the other's power. Indeed, Rikudo's true power was created via combining both Yin and Yang release -- something that the sons could not do. That is, until the youngest son emerged from the training ground with golden eyes.
Yashime's ability caused uproar as no one could understand what it was. He was constantly questioned, tested, and examined to discover if he was the true heir (and he hated it all, with a passion). But it only got much more intense when the boy managed to manipulate both the spiritual yin chakra and the materialized yang chakra. Although his power was not a copy of his father's, its concept was the same, and it was said that it was even purer than Rikudo's having been unlocked naturally from his genes. It was then, that the abilities of the young sage were dubbed the "Yashingan" (Eye of Yashime), a misnomer in spite of the fact that it wasn't merely dojutsu.
The discovery of Yashime's ability had created a new realm of competition between the brothers, as it is said they took on their own students in an attempt to mold the potential shinobi in hopes that they may awaken what was dubbed "theYashingan". It was believed that all it took was the DNA of Rikudo, and the brothers turned their duties into a race. Yashime, having still the innocence to look up at his elder brothers, followed suit and took on a student of his own. This only caused the world to view him with much more respect.
When Yashime began to rise to glory, his brothers began to fall back into the shadows from which their younger sibling had came. It was at Yashime's peak fame at which the hatred for the young man was born deep within the elder brothers. The hatred was not fueled merely by jealousy, but the taste of defeat and anguish, as they had been shunned as failures, eager for the approval and acceptance of their father and their people. Even in the wake of the Juubi attack -- an event which shook the world and the heavens above -- the brothers'minds drifted to surpassing the younger brother. It wouldn't end with the Juubi's miraculous sealing, but rather, with the mysterious clash between Ryuu and Jin. Their corpses were found by Yashime himself, and it was then that Yashime was branded a traitor for having killed his brothers; the people of Kagegakure revolted against Yashime with no one else to blame, and the village was thrown into chaos as Yashime's status plummetted down from hero to traitor. Yashime was despised, and he began to feel a newfound hatred that was aimed back at the world which was so quick to judge and put a title on a man based on his power (and then quickly take it away with their petty accusations). Ever since that incident, Yashime had dissappeared, never to be seen again, and the legacy of Rikudo had seemed to start fading away.
SpoilerAfter the incident, Kagegakure was left in ruins, excluding the heart of the village, where the Shrine of the Ancients lay deep within the earth. It's believed that the Shrine is the place in which the Juubi was sealed (many say that the shrine is in fact a portal to another world). Due to the many mysteries and secrets stored away in the village, along with the power that it held prior to it's destruction, it became an invaluable resource in the eyes of the 5 daimyo (lords of the nations). The five villages (Konohagakure, Iwagakure, Sunagakure, Kirigakure, and Kumogakure) were known as capitals of their nations, due to their concentration of shinobi. Once the dust settled in Kagegakure, the lords of each nation spewed orders to capture the former capital of the world, which, obviously, led to international conflict. Although a couple of skirmishes broke out, and many relations may have been poisoned, no large-scale war broke out, although the nations lay on the very edge of battle. Even to this day, there is little sign of cooperation as each nation seeks to probe further into Kagegakure, which is now filled with rogues, wild animals, rubble, and secrets; each nation conspires and plots behind the backs of the others in a continuous mad dash for the power residing within the center of the once prominent Kagegakure. The entire village is a static death trap, and anyone wandering about is sure to be at risk of losing their life. For this reason, only the top class shinobi of each village are sent to investigate and/or capture land from the village.
Each village has it's own "kage" (Hokage/Tsuchikage/Kazekage/Mizukage/Raikage, with respect to the village listing in the paragraph above). So far, there have been 2 kages in each village, with the exception of the cloud village, which has had 3.
*Note: We will be roleplaying in Konohagakure.
The shinobi of every village are set up the same. 4 base ranks:
- Genin (beginner, just out of the academy) -- Usually unlocks/has 1 element, rarely has 2. Various amount of jutsu, mostly D ranked with basic academy jutsu. Mostly function in Genin squads, which involve 2-3 genin and a Sp. Jounin or Jounin teacher. Usually does D ranked missions involving providing services around the village.
- Chuunin (intermediate shinobi, passes exams or is promoted) -- Usually begins unlocking second element at this rank. First glimpses of solo missions, doesn't work with genin squads, but rather, with various squads of chunin and above. Upto C rank juts.u can be learned with ease, although B ranked and above jutsu are possible (they are still hard)
- Special Jounin (Skilled shinobi, promotion) -- Begins to take many solo missions and works on harder missions (B ranked/A ranked). Usually has a second element and extremely rarely, some begin working on a third. Can be a teacher/Anbu/hunter.
- Jounin (Advanced Shinobi) -- Is top notch shinobi, expected to be a teacher/Anbu/hunter. Can learn A rank jutsu, and rarely learns one or two S ranks.
Jutsu come in 3 basic forms: Ninjutsu (elemental techniques), Genjutsu (mental techniques or techniques of illusion), and Taijutsu (physical, hand to hand combat techniques). There are subbranches, such as Dojutsu (eye based techniques) and Fuinjutsu (sealing techniques), but all types follow the same structure:
D rank -> C Rank -> B Rank -> A Rank -> S Rank/Forbidden
Shinobi clans are groups of people who maintain a steady line of descendants sharing DNA of the original. For example, a prominent clan in the leaf village is the Hyuuga clan, formed by someone who had managed to unlock the Byakugan and then master his/her own style of fighting. His/her offspring would then marry and maintain their bloodlines through out the ancestry.
However, there are clans who have exclusive secrets/abilities and share them among one another without any form of blood relation.
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2. Kiato Atsuke
3. Kisheto Yashime
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1. Jika Arashi
2. Ichinose Inuzuka
3. Xuduo Wuqi
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1. Hana Kamisato
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