Title: Sakoya VS Haiyuu
Description: The new Puppy VS Puppet!
Tsuriai - May 23, 2007 01:30 AM (GMT)
:-:-: Battle :-:-:
A warm, clear day broke over the village of Konoha, the sun waking the inhabitants with gentle rays of light. There was barely a cloud in the sky, the blue arc stretching as far as they eye could see in every direction. Flocks of birds were at wing, fluttering and flitting through the empty sky that was their domain, singing of the happiness they felt within their small hearts. It was a rather splendid view, in that quiet morning.
Two golden eyes were affixed on this beautiful sight, steady breaths issuing from pursed lips. A small boy stood on a large tree branch, his black scarf floating on the gentle breeze as it played with the soft cotton fibres. A sigh escaped the pursed lips, a sigh of calm, tranquil peace. The golden eyes tracked downwards, sunlight reflecting off the glasses that sat in front of them, looking towards the person that was about to become his opponent in battle.
Tsukurigoto Haiyuu stood relaxed, a large scroll hanging in a silk fold over his shoulder, gazing at Inuzuka Sakoya standing a couple of hundred metres away from him. It was the first battle the boy had engaged in outside his missions, and he was keen to test his abilities against another ninja of Konohagakure. This boy was of the Inuzuka clan, and as such had a small puppy companion at his side, a second threat to worry about in the ensuing combat.
Leaves rustled in the trees around the trio, the same breeze that had stirred Haiyuu's scarf was caressing the verdant canopy, nudging the leaves from their safe perches as part of the large thicket. The golden eyes watched as one specific leaf started it's slow descent to the woodland floor, it spun and twirled, looking rather elegant even though it had no will of it's own. Looking over at Sakoya the blonde Genin saw he was gazing at it too.
Good... When it hits the ground this battle is begun... Seconds spanned an eternity as the leaf fell, green veined foliage determining the start of a conflict that could last many hours. Sunlight lanced through the top of the canopy, casting shadows of all shapes and sizes across the ground as it hungered to embrace the leaf that was still floating down towards it.
Down, down it hovered, inching ever closer to the loamy ground and the start of the fight between the two Leaf Genin. It seemed so fitting, to begin a battle by the symbol for which they fought, lived and died by. The symbol of their village, a symbol of pride, honour, power. With a small noise the leaf touched the ground and Haiyuu was away, leaping up into the thick foliage of the trees above him.
Grabbing the scroll from the silk wrap that held it the golden eyed boy began to focus his chakra, feeling the force of the energy building within him as he prepared to unleash hell upon the boy and his loyal canine companion. He threw his right arm out, spiralling the scroll gracefully into the air, the black writing all down the length of the thick paper tumbling out until it reached one large symbol.
Chakra exploded from the scroll, a huge blast of smoke obscuring the area as Haiyuu called forth his puppet companion. “Let us preform, Sazanami!” The ominous clattering of the construct filled the forest, echoing eerily, as if heralding the torment that was to come. Emotionless golden eyes and a horrifying wooden visage stared towards their opponent, the puppet draped across the back of the small boy.
Running down the length of the tree branch he was on Haiyuu jumped off it, twitching his fingers and pulling at the blue chakra strings that connected them to Sazanami. The puppet reacted immediately, leaping from the boys back and flying towards Sakoya and the small dog with him. The puppeteer wasn't going to waste any time in establishing who was going to control this battle. There was no need to set up a strategy past his original thoughts until he had seen what his foe was capable of.
Wind whistled through Sazanami's hollow frame as he sped at the canine pair, his ragged black cloak streaming out behind him, accompanying his hair in the wild dance of uncontrolled frenzy. Haiyuu was a fair distance behind him, his leap from the branch having carried him into a dense area of foliage, landing lightly amongst the leaves to begin his attacks on the Inuzuka boy.
His tongue flicked around the needles in his mouth, hidden there and ready to unleash on an unsuspecting Sakoya when the time was right. First, however, he needed to provide a bit of a distraction. Sazanami was perfect for this task, being one large, noisy target full of surprises and tricks. The puppet reached the bestial looking Genin, looking just as feral as the boy it was facing off against.
Fingertips twitching and tugging Haiyuu directed his puppet to the first of the barrage of attacks he was about to unleash, intending to punish the boy for wanting to face him in the first place. The wooden puppet clacked wildly as it swung out at the Inuzuka boy, its top pair of arms clasped together. Shifting quickly the puppet spun around, behind the Genin before he had a chance to realised what was happening.
Extending his large wooden fingers Sazanami thrust them into the nether regions of the boy, attempting to disrupt the chakra in his body and provide one hell of a rude shock. So glad I have my puppet to use for that... I can't imagine why anyone would want to put their hands there... I wonder about some ninja and their sexual preference sometimes... Haiyuu thought grimly as he geared up the next stage of his assault.
From the bushes he was hidden in the Genin took aim, angling his head towards the unsuspecting Sakoya. Spitting the senbon with lethal accuracy Haiyuu invested some chakra in them to ensure they flew true, using the Fukumi Hari technique to add some discretion to the needles flight. These senbon were soaked in poison, prepared before the battle by the cunning Genin in a bid to destroy his opponent's body from within as well as from without.
At this distance it was hard to judge if the needles had hit their mark, the angle of the sun making it hard to track the path of the pointed weapons to Sakoya. It was of no consequence to the boy wearing the black scarf though, as he was more concerned with following up his barrage with more savage blows from the construct near the canine child and the child canine.
Sazanami leapt at the Inuzuka youth again, spinning in a blur of black fabric and hair as he whirled towards Sakoya. Throwing all four of his arms out the puppet struck out, seemingly intending to punch the young boy. Just before the blows connected Haiyuu pulled his right index finger into his palm, springing the next of the traps within his puppet counterpart.
A small metallic twang gave warning to the trick a split second before it happened, oiled blades flicking out from the wrists of Sazanami's four arms, cutting at the brown haired boy. The slashing motions swept through the air, small droplets of the lubricating oil stripping away from the slick metal of the blades and dropping onto the wooden surface of the tree.
Not allowing his opponent any time to recover from this telling attack Tsukurigoto Haiyuu made his fingers dance, pulling the chakra strings that commanded his vicious puppet. The wooden parody of a man slid backwards, the leering face seeming to grin even wider as it's mouth opened. A whirring of mechanisms within the wooden frame of the puppet sounded in the instant before a hail of kunai shot out, scattering in the air and flying towards Sakoya.
Haiyuu grinned from within his hidden location, allowing himself a small thrill of triumph before setting his mind on the task again. The Inuzuka were known for their own brutal attacks, the golden eyed Genin was sure that he was going to find this out first hand when the feral child began his counter-attack. I'm looking forward to this... Don't disappoint me...
The tranquil grove that had existed earlier that morning had been desecrated with battle, blood had been spilled, and it was not the first the verdant wood was going to see that day...
:-:-: Action Summary :-:-:
Action 1 - Kugutsu no Jutsu – Summon Sazanami. -2 Accuracy to all attacks made against Haiyuu.10 Chakra used
Puppet Action 1 - Sazanami uses Sennen Goroshi on Sakoya. x1 Accuracy. 4 damage. +3 Accuracy to next attack, -3 Accuracy to one of opponent's next attacks (Judge's discretion). 8 Chakra used.
Action 2 - Fukumi Hari/Senbon at Sakoya. Accuracy +3 from Sennen Goroshi, +3 from Fukumi Hari, +1 from Senbon. Total +7. Special effects: Dokuyaku soaked needles, 1/15 vitality damage per turn until cured, 20% chance of reducing speed by 1/20 for remainder of battle. 3 damage. 7 Chakra used. (Fukumi Hari = 5, Senbon = 2. Total = 7)
Action 3 - Make Sazanami slash at Sakoya with wrist blades. +4 Accuracy. 3 damage. 3 Chakra used.
Action 4 - Use Sazanami's Kunai Shooter to attack Sakoya. +2 Accuracy. 4 damage. 2 Chakra used.
Total Chakra used - 30
Chakra remaining - 75
Total damage possible - 14 (19 damage possible with critical hits)
Inuzuka Sakoya - May 24, 2007 10:00 PM (GMT)
A short, volatile Puppet Master stood before Sakoya that evening in the middle of a forest. This kid stared at the Inuzuka with the intent on defeating him. The Village of Konoha was hot that day, making Sakoya somewhat cranky throughout the afternoon. He was not in the mood for a battle and did not want to be defeated. A cloud or two blemished the sky, giving little shade since the trees even seemed like they were roasting. Birds moved across the arena quietly above and upon the forest surface; their chirping was annoying and make it fairly hard to focus. Having no elemental affinity, Sakoya was unfamiliar, if not annoyed by nature components of the forest in general. He could not wait to end this battle and get back to the urbanized, populated village of Konoha.
Tsukurigoto Haiyuu was the opponent’s name and he stared at Sakoya wordlessly, cradled by the branch of a large tree. He was quite a small boy stood and his eyes were golden, a timid boy, or so it seemed. To Sakoya’s amazement, the kid wore black scarf across his neck, regardless of the heat being so unbearable in Sakoya’s opinion. This implied that the boy was either very lazy (He wouldn’t get hot if he didn’t move around) or had an affinity that involved keeping him cool. ‘What a nerdy kid.’ Sakoya thought simply when he noticed the child was wearing sunglasses under the tree’s shade. ‘I will break them.’ The young Inuzuka thought with an overconfident smirk.
“Hey kid, why don’t come down and we can get started,” Sakoya looked down at Wolffang and grinned. He winked at her to indicate his self-assurance and to tell her that everything would be a-okay. “You want take care of the Puppeteer or should I?” Sakoya smirked. “Eh, I’ll let you pee on him and then leave the rest to me. Try to keep his Puppets off me if you can.” Wolffang nodded cunningly and awaited the upcoming battle; she had been hosed down a little bit that day in order to stay cool during the battle, but the wetness was quickly drying up, making her feel a little damp and uncomfortable. For a moment, she continued to think about water and then managed to get a full bladder from the mere though of liquid. She nodded towards her master once more to let him know she was ready.
The snow wolf examined Tsukurigoto Haiyuu as he stood atop the tree, very relaxed. She noticed he was holding a large scroll in a silk fold across his shoulder. She barked at him, knowing that he would understand, saying “A thousand apologies in advanced for peeing on you this day. It’ll probably come out…Eventually.” Sakoya laughed at his wolf’s words, smacking his forehead in amusement. “This guy seems pretty content in that tree.” She looked over at her master, who shrugged simply while gazing at his opponent. “I suppose we could always drag him down eventually.” Sakoya nodded at her words, smiling at the motion of yanking the boy down by the collar and slamming him into the ground. But, for at least a little while longer, he would allow the child to center himself. Sakoya would be patient for now.
“Hey kid, the battle’s over here.” The wind blew quietly and Sakoya tried to get the boy’s attention as Tsukurigoto stared unintelligently at a small leaf hovering towards the ground. “Definitely some ADD in this puppet boy or something.” Sakoya said to Wolffang and she shook her head, barking towards him to imply that he needs to be patient. To just let his opponent stare at a leaf for ten minutes or so was unheard of during a battle. “Dude. Wake Up!” Sakoya sighed, quite annoyed by now. ‘Ah yeah, this battle’s gonna be fun…’ Sakoya thought, scratching his head and placing his hands into his pockets. ‘I’ll give five more minutes to zone out and then I’ll go up there and get’em.’
“Sakoya, go take care of him while he’s gawking.” Sakoya smirked and Wolffang nodded. She ran forward and jumped into the air with a laugh. Dynamic Marking is a technique used by the Inuzuka clan. When their canine partners releases a stream of urine on their target, the clan member can use their excellent sense of smell to locate their target no matter where they are. The urine itself is more dangerous than normal urine, because of its burning and strong sticky qualities. Wolffang jumped in the air and began spin around, dispelling urine upon the opponent with an easy howl. “Hope that wakes you up.” Wolffang laughed and realized that the leaf had finally hit the ground. ‘Wonder what else he’ll stare at next. Or maybe he’s finally ready to fight.’
Sakoya placed his palms across the cold soil as his opponent grabbed the scroll from his silk wrap. Sakoya dug his sharp finger nails into the dirt and focused his Chakra as he readied himself to perform the Tsuuga technique. The Shinobi smiled as his opponent threw his right arm out, spiraling the scroll gracefully into the air, the black writing all down the length of the thick paper tumbling out until it reached one large symbol. ‘Huh,’ Sakoya thought simply. ‘I thought puppets were just around the user.’ Sakoya thought with slight confusion. ‘Didn’t know they were summoned.’ By now, Wolffang had landed back up the ground and was walking gracefully towards her master. She noticed that he was ready for the battle and would allow him to issue the next action.
“Let us perform, Sazanami!” A moment later, a cloud of smoke moved amongst the battle field, making Sakoya have to rely on his senses to find his opponent. The smoke dissipated slowly and he saw the boy run from tree branch he was on and jumping off it. The puppet named Sazanami leapt from the boys back and flew towards Sakoya. ‘Oh, so the scroll was to control the creature, not control it.’ Sakoya realized. Having wasted so much time already, Sakoya’s opponent was quick to battle. Tsukurigoto Haiyuu’s wooden creature was ugly to say the least, it’s joints were creaky in annoyance; there was no elegance whatsoever. ‘Heh, just another lump of wood.’ Sakoya thought simply and awaited his attack.
He watch the puppet come forth, his ragged black cloak streaming out behind him, accompanying his hair in the wild dance of uncontrolled frenzy. ‘Why do they try to make it look human?’ Sakoya thought wordlessly, trying to ignore the clump of timber entirely. He noticed that Haiyuu was a fair distance behind him, his leap from the branch having carried him into a dense area of foliage, landing lightly amongst the leaves to begin his attacks on the Inuzuka boy. His scent was defiant and Sakoya would find him, regardless of his movements. There really wasn’t any point for the kid to hide; his strings may have been invisible, but his scent was and that would make it easy for Inuzuka Sakoya to bypass his fake opponent and take down the real one.
“You are one ugly piece of shit.” Sakoya exclaimed as the wooden creature showed off the most lifeless grin Sakoya had ever seen. Plastic teeth grinned at the boy and clacked wildly as it swung out at the Inuzuka boy, its top pair of arms clasped together. Shifting quickly the puppet spun around, behind the Genin before he had a chance to realize what was happening. “Oh yeah, get your bitch to do the dirty work I see. Tsukurigoto You coward!” Sakoya placed his fingers together and performed the needed hand seal for an evasion Jutsu. Kawarimi no Jutsu is a basic Ninjutsu technique. When in danger the ninja will quickly substitute themselves with another nearby object. This can be a block of wood or even another person. This allows the ninja to quickly flee and hide while the original object takes the brunt of their opponent’s attack.
Replacing himself with a large clump of wood, the Sazanami extended his large wooden fingers into the clump of wood. “Ahaha! Violating a piece of wood.” Now atop the tree that Tsukurigoto was previously on, Sakoya witnessed what may have happened to him. Their was no shock in the ass poke since the log possessed no Chakra. Sakoya smirked. “Heh, you two are made for each other I see.” The wood fell harmlessly upon the ground with an easy thunk and Wolffang growled at the large piece wooden puppet. It seemed that the puppet possessed absolutely no illustration of ears or hearing since it didn’t noticed the Wolf. It simply looked around, trying to find his opponent.
“There you are. You Coward!”
For a while, the puppet did not see Sakoya, however, his true opponent had taken aim from the bushes, angling his head towards his opponent. With a gleeful smile, Sakoya dove off the tree towards his opponent and began rotating his entire body. His opponent spit out a hidden senbon that Sakoya did not expect, however, that did not hinder his descent as he bolted towards the Haiyuu in a tornado like spin. “Irk.” Sakoya ignored the feeling of sudden poison ‘Aw, so that Senbon was soaked in poison.’ He thought while spinning and sighed towards his fast paced attack; it would’ve been smarter for him to have dodged this attack with Kawarimi instead of the previous one. ‘Eh, I’ll live.’ He would just to endure for the time being since the damage had already been done. ‘That was a pretty good strategy though.’ Sakoya revered his opponent’s wisdom and moved to attacking with Tsuuga.
Tsuuga is a variation of Gatsuuga, a Taijutsu technique of the Juujin Bunshin style of combat. This version will just involve one individual clan member utilizing the spinning attack. The fast rotation will cause a damaging impact on their opponent or a nearby object when they connect with their claws. While using this technique, the ninja can rotate and strike from multiple angles. Continuing the spin, the Inuzuka slammed into what was either his opponent or the forest surface, either way, Sakoya crashed through it with ease. He laughed confidently as his spin lifted him upward and brought him to quick upward jut and then was able to land on one of the smaller trees across the forest structured stadium. “Heh, way to run off in a bush and let your puppet do all the work dude. No wonder you where a scarf. I wouldn’t be cold either if all I had to do during battle is laze around under the shade of a brush.” The Inuzuka mocked.
Sazanami had finally gained focus of the Inuzuka once more and leapt at the Inuzuka youth again, spinning in a blur of black fabric and hair as he whirled towards Sakoya. “Get the hell away from you freak.” Sakoya said as the creature threw all four of his arms out towards him. “Man, this little shit is annoying.” The wooden puppet was weak, so probably wouldn’t have been to big of a deal to just let it punch him. Sakoya didn’t move for a moment and was about to let the thing hit him, but hesitated just before the blows connected. Haiyuu pulled his right index finger into his palm, springing the next of the traps within his puppet counterpart.
“You sneaky little bastard.” A small metallic twang gave warning to the trick a split second before it happened, oiled blades flicking out from the wrists of Sazanami's four arms, cutting at the brown haired boy. Sakoya bent his back and centered his balance, letting the large blades jut from the wooden puppet’s arms and just barely graze his chin. A small amount of cold oil trickled over the Inuzuka’s nose as time moved towards a regular pace once more. The slashing motions swept through the air, small droplets of the lubricating oil stripping away from the slick metal of the blades and dropping onto the wooden surface of the tree. Puppet withdrew his arms as it densely realized that it’s attack had failed.
“Yeah that’s right bitch.” With Sakoya’s right hand, the untamed child whipped his face. He used his left hand to pull the long staff from across his back. Using his immense speed, the Inuzuka jumped backwards, spinning his amazing weapon and turning his torso in order to create leverage with both him arms and legs to create suspension. Once he landed on the ground, the Puppet was in front of him and he had all the momentum in the world to slam his weapon upon the weird puppet’s right arm. “God, you are so ugly.” Sakoya attacked, but he could not waste any time on taking on this Puppet case; he needed to attack the real opponent since this freak of a piece of wood would crumble once its mater was defeated.
“God, you are such a coward.” He noticed his opponent had hidden again. Sakoya sniffed the air, turning away from the puppet (Probable Mistake) and finding his real opponent once more. He seemed to be hiding again, this time in a new bush, his fingers dancing in the sunlight. The boy smelled so horrible, his distinction of odor was unmistakable in the warm forest. The wetness that Wolffang had provided previously was growing damp and even more vibrant then before. The urine was molding into the smell of his clothing, giving the boy his own, vibrant cologne like effect. “C’mon let’s dance!” Sakoya smirked, throwing his pointed weapon towards the child with precise accuracy.
“Ouch.” A moment later, the weirdo puppet was shooting needles at the boy. “God you’re annoying.” He felt them pierce into his back and ‘Eh, just another addition to more needles that’ll probably get into my body during this battle. It’s almost like acupuncture.’ Sakoya ran towards Haiyuu, allowing him to make the next move. “Okay 3…2..1. Let’s Rock.” Sakoya smiled.
|QUOTE (Wolffang’s Battle Summary)|
|1. Took a piss all over Puppet Boy|
Effect: +2 acc until urine is removed somehow. (Negating Kugutsu no Jutsu Special)
Cost: 8 Chakra
Accuracy: +20 (almost impossible to dodge)
|QUOTE (Wolffang's Battle Result)|
|Damage Dealt: 2|
Damage Taken: None Yet
Chakra Used: 14/22
|QUOTE (Sakoya's Battle Summary)|
|1. Replaced self with log to dodge|
Effect: -10 ACC to oncoming attack
Cost: 8 Chakra
2. Smoke Grenade Tsuuga Attack Towards Haiyuu
Effect: Gives +5 ACC to the following attack (does not require an action to use)
Cost: 24 Chakra
2. Ducked from Puppet Wrist Blades and Sliced Puppet's Right Arm
Counter: Attempted to dodge attack while dodging it.
Damage: 4 (6 Critical)
Cost: 3 Chakra
2. Through Spear at Haiyuu
Damage: 4 (6 Critical)
Cost: 3 Chakra
|QUOTE (Sakoya's Battle Result)|
|Damage Dealt: 15-19 Damage|
Damage Taken: 7
Chakra Used: 52/90
Janos - May 27, 2007 09:54 AM (GMT)
Tsukurigoto Haiyuu's Stats:
Tsukurigoto Haiyuu’s Actions:
Action 1: Kugutsu no Jutsu - Sazanami.
Outcome: Success. -2 ACC to all attacks targeting Haiyuu. 10 Chakra used.
Puppet's Action: Sennen Goroshi. (4 DP, 1 ACC)
Outcome: Failed, 8 Chakra used.
(I couldn't see indicated how many stars you have in the technique. I assumed one.)
Action 2: Fukimi Hari + Senbon (3(6) DP, 4 ACC, 1/15 poison, 20% speed reduction.)
Outcome: Speed reduction failed. Poison, damage, and crit successful. 6 damage to Sakoya, plus poison. 7 Chakra used.
Action 3: Slash with wrist blades. (3(5) DP, 4 ACC)
Outcome: Success, 3 damage to Sakoya. 3 Chakra used.
Action 4: Use Kunai Shooter (4(8) DP, 2 ACC)
Outcome: Success, 8 damage to Sakoya. 2 Chakra used
Total Chakra Used: 30
Total damage to Sakoya: 17
Notes on Haiyuu’s Actions/Roleplaying:
Good job. I'm a little sleepy now, I'll comment more next time.
Inuzuka Sakoya's Stats:
Inuzuka Sakoya’s Actions:
Dog Action 1: Dynamic Marking (2 DP, permanent +2 ACC)
Outcome: Probable success. POSSIBLE for Haiyuu to pull something crazy, but still. With the negative, it's +18 ACC to it. 8 Chakra used.
(Will take these acc values as if it succeeds)
Action 1: Kawarimi
Outcome: Success, dodge halved, 8 Chakra used.
Non-Action: Smoke Grenade
Action 2: Tsuuga (7 DP, 6 ACC)
Outcome: Pending, 24 Chakra used.
Action 3: Counter Wrist Blades with Spear (4(6) DP, 3 ACC)
Outcome: Dodge failed, attack pending, 3 Chakra used.
Action 4: Throw Spear (4(6) DP, 3 ACC)
Outcome: Pending, 3 Chakra used
Total Chakra Used: 46
Notes on Inuzuka Sakoya’s Actions/Roleplaying:
Again, I'm tired and a little cranky, but WAY too much swearing and copy/pasting description of techs...
Uh...I'm a little iffy on how poison works. Too tired now, will work it out later. I'm assuming it takes effect on his next turn rather than this one. If not, I'll edit the post. Also...I'm REALLY tired. If I forgot anything or added something wrong, just shoot me. Repeatedly.
Okay, poison damage is based on maximum vit and that it WOULD occur this turn. So, the poison deals 2 damage to Sakoya
Tsuriai - May 28, 2007 07:41 AM (GMT)
Peaceful and natural atmosphere had been shattered by the arrival of two young ninja and their battle companions, turning a small area of forest into one hell of a combat area. Flashes of steel and the ring of clashing blades had filled the air, the fragile tranquillity of the dense bush cracked and fractured with each flurry of attacks. This was one forest that would never again hold the innocence it once possessed.
Ordinarily this would have bothered Haiyuu, his love of quiet and serene places of nature forcing his hand on many an occasion to step in and stop such fights from taking place. This was different however, he was engaged in a battle he had no intention of escaping and even less of losing. The golden eyes flashed with grim determination as he readied himself for the oncoming reprisal from Sakoya.
The canine compatriot that accompanied the feral boy was a little larger than he'd first thought, it was a mistake to underestimate anything with that much power, Haiyuu was sure there was more to the dog than he could see. Does he ride on that thing? Seems to be the antithesis of Sazanami and I... As if to affirm his earlier worries about the tricks the mutt held within her fur the wolf-like creature started to sprint down a tree branch at him.
I wonder what it's up to? The sandy haired Genin thought as the dog leapt into the air, a moment later answering the question. Spinning wildly the canine unleashed a torrent of urine, spraying the area all around with a disgusting stream of yellow liquid. It splattered all over the leaves and wood, coating the trees with a horrible smell. Much of it landed on the surprised boy, his mouth a thin line as the fluid ran down his cheek to drip from his chin.
The stench was horrible, it coated his clothes, clinging to them as a barnacle to the hull of a boat. It was sodden, rank and nauseating. Not only that but it burned his skin a little where it had made contact, aggravating the delicate tissue of his epidermis. It was nothing to bad though, Haiyuu had felt worse pain over his career as a ninja. This was not a bad injury, more of an annoyance than anything.
Landing and trotting back to it's master the dog seemed to have spent itself with that effort, not seeming to have much more to it than a bark and a bite. Sakoya was smiling, much to Haiyuu's displeasure. What kind of kid gets off on having his dog pee on someone? That's just sick... Ah well, time to show him I don't appreciate being defecated in any way!
Standing up from his position within the confines of the foliage he was hiding in Haiyuu looked at his opponent, who was low to the ground and readying himself to attack. The savage eyes of the brunette boy sparkling with the same murderous intent as his gleaming, pointed teeth. What is this technique? Haiyuu pondered his opponent's actions as the other boy began to spiral swiftly, ripping along the trees in his direction.
Leaves and splinters of wood tore away from the surface of the living giants of the forest as Sakoya cut towards him, the Tsuuga technique paying no heed to the natural beauty all around it. A whirl of claws and fangs sliced at the golden eyed boy, who stood calmly in place until the last possible moment. It was one hell of a painful attack to get caught in, the shredding of the long fingernails and teeth hurt enough to make the usually silent youth grunt in pain.
Fibres of his clothes were stripped away, ruining his favourite coat and tearing the scarf he wore around his neck to pieces. Cuts opened up along his body, across his arms as he shielded his face from the attack. Haiyuu watched as Sakoya flew past him, coming to a halt on a tree branch not far from where the Genin now crouched, taking a moment or two to recover from the wounds he'd just sustained. Damn... Taking that assault was barely worth the pay-off...
Chakra strings ran from Haiyuu's fingertips as he stood again, his face set in a glare of straight focus. Sazanami was engaging the Inuzuka boy in a burst of close combat, cutting towards him with the wrist blades hidden in his long sleeves. Sakoya pulled the large spear from his back and attempted to use it to deflect the brutal barrage the puppet was laying down on him. He stabbed at Sazanami, whacking the spear very clumsily into the arm of the unfeeling construct.
Well let's hope that the Tsuuga attack messed up his dog's urine on me. Scraps of my clothes are all over the place now... Maybe he'll get confused? There was no time to contemplate his actions however, as the feral child had turned his attention from the puppet towards Haiyuu again, aiming to hurl his spear at the boy. With a small skip and a statement of some inane words the weapon was flying at the impassive Genin.
Wind whistled around the metal head of the spear, along the wooden shaft and off the rounded end. It was sailing through the air in a high arc, angling down at the waiting boy. What did he intend to do with throwing his weapon away like that? The thought flashed through the mind of Tsukurigoto Haiyuu as the spear cannoned into his small body, blasting him backwards off the tree branch he was standing on and casting him out into the open air.
Metal tip protruding a good six inches from his back, wooden haft standing out from his stomach like a flag pole the boy plummeted at the unforgiving ground. A blast of smoke issued from the boy, his body falling from the cloud a split second later. Ragged cloak fluttering in the wind, long black hair accompanying it, leering face gazing up at the blue sky, wooden joints clattering...
Haiyuu stood on a higher tree branch, looking down at his puppet as it landed gracefully on the soft earth of the forest floor. The Kawarimi no Jutsu he had just used replacing him with Sazanami at the last possible moment before he'd have felt the spear impact. The deception he'd thrown into the battle had brought him a few precious seconds, nothing more. He planned to use every one of them to the most extreme effect.
Sazanami was on the ground, masked by the thick foliage of the trees that ascended above him. Haiyuu moved his fingers deftly, making his puppet partner pull the spear from it's wooden chest with the right pair of arms. The long strings of chakra ran down the tree trunk Haiyuu was leaned against, all the way along the floor of the copse to the joints of the parody of a man.
Spear balanced lightly in the two hands that held it Sazanami took aim, high above him to where Sakoya now stood. Here... Take your weapon back... Haiyuu thought with a small grin as he made Sazanami skip forward a pace, putting all of his power and weight behind the throw as he released the spear, sending it hurtling towards the Inuzuka boy.
His golden eyes resting on the boy with the painted face, a fair distance below him, Haiyuu felt the puppet complete the throw, the heavy spear leaving it's hands and flying at it's target. I guess Sazanami will need some repairs after this is all over... He could hear the projectile smashing through the dense plant growth below him, ignoring the lashing arms of the twigs and branches around it as the metal point lusted after blood.
Far below him on the tightly packed earth, feet stained with loam and dirt, Sazanami leered up at the pair of targets that stood waiting for another attack. His head was cocked slightly to one side, as if listening with non-existent ears for any sound that Sakoya or his canine friend may have made. Leaves rustled in the trees above, the wind making a small keening noise as it danced around the trunks.
Invisible strings leaped, pulling the puppet upwards through the canopy. Ragged hair and cloak rippling as he flew Sazanami opened his mouth wide, the mechanisms inside his wooden frame starting up and propelling the kunai hidden within him at his target, the youth named Sakoya. They sped through the air, faster than the puppet, at the dog-like boy.
Small metal daggers pierced the air, aimed to inflict real harm on anyone foolish enough to get caught in the path of the inelegant triangles. Haiyuu, still above the main engagement, watched as the battle raged below. His fingers moving furiously as he controlled Sazanami, directing all the puppets attacks and defences, springing the traps housed within him. Sakoya was yelling about something as usual, giving away his position as though ringing a huge bell.
This kid is loud... And clumsy... Does he think he's fast? Haiyuu mused while twitching his fingertips, the Kugutsu technique responded, making the chakra strings whip the puppet he controlled into action. Sazanami danced around Sakoya, the cloak flailing out behind him as cables erupted from it's interior, wrapping around the little savage swiftly in a neat bundle.
The whip and crack of the steel cables cut sharply in the relatively still air as they tied the Inuzuka up, preventing him from moving to avoid the next attacks. Not waiting a moment in the follow up Sazanami's lower pair of arms split at the elbow, a hail of poisoned needles pouring forth and peppering Sakoya at close range.
Purple droplets of the lethal mix of toxins dripped onto the small plants of the forest floor. Wherever they touched a living thing it withered and died, proving that the poison already in the dog child's body was going to take it's toll sooner rather than later. He'd already be feeling the effects from the earlier attack Haiyuu had made, using the hidden needles to inject the poison into his blood stream.
Retracting the cables from around Sakoya's body the puppet then sprang at him, the leering face coming right up to his as it spun agilely around him, coming to face his back. After his earlier evasion of this... Well, I'd like to see what he comes up with now. Sazanami clasped his top two hands together, forming a seal of the tiger and thrusting them into the nether regions of the canine youth.
Laughing softly in his elevated position Haiyuu wondered who was the more perverted of them at that time. The boy who had made his dog take a whizz on his opponent. Or the boy who was trying to make his puppet poke some ass... It all seemed quite comical to him, although this battle seemed as though it was far from complete yet. He got the feeling he was in for another barrage of attacks, but he was also sure he could remain one step ahead of this Inuzuka.
His style is erratic, he makes so much noise... He disregards the environment around him... I don't understand what he hopes to accomplish against me here. A ninja of any level would be picking out the weaknesses in my technique at the moment, but he seems to blindly attack. Hmm... I wonder what's in store when he comes for me again? His mind was calm, the thoughts organised and coherent, Tsukurigoto Haiyuu was far from concerned about his situation as of yet.
:-:-: Action Summary :-:-:
Possible changes in battle situation - Clothes marked with urine from Dynamic marking have been spread all around from the shredding effect of the Tsuuga technique. Possible nullification of +2 Accuracy bonus from confusion of scents?
Current active abilities - Kugutsu no Jutsu – 10 Chakra used.
Action 1 - Dodge/Counter: Use Kawarimi no Jutsu to replace self with Sazanami, dodging the spear throw and letting the puppet take the damage, -10 Accuracy to the spear throw, 6 damage to Sazanami. 8 Chakra used. Sazanami then takes the spear from his own frame and throws it back at Sakoya, +3 Accuracy, 4 damage. 3 Chakra used.
Puppet Action 1 - Sazanami uses his Kunai Shooter to attack Sakoya. +2 Accuracy. 4 damage. 2 Chakra used.
Action 2 - Make Sazanami wrap Sakoya up with his cables. Accuracy +3. 3 damage. +2 Accuracy to the following attack. 9 Chakra used.
Action 3 - Shoot Senbon at Sakoya with Sazanami. Accuracy +2 from cables, +1 from Senbon. Total +3. 3 damage. Special effects: Dokuyaku soaked needles, 1/15 vitality damage per turn until cured (additional damage on top of first poison affliction), 20% Chance of reducing opponent’s speed by 1/20 with successful hit for remainder of battle. 2 chakra used.
Action 4 - Make Sazanami use Sennen Goroshi (One Star) on Sakoya. x1 Accuracy. 4 damage. +3 Accuracy to next attack, -3 Accuracy to one of opponent's next attacks (Judge's discretion). 8 Chakra used.
Total Chakra used - 34
Chakra remaining - 41
Total damage possible - 18 (30 damage possible with critical hits)
Damage taken - 12 to Sazanami from the duo of spear attacks.
Janos - May 30, 2007 06:30 AM (GMT)
Inuzuka Sakoya's Stats:
Inuzuka Sakoya’s Actions:
Dog Action 1: Dynamic Marking (2 DP, permanent +2 ACC)
Outcome: Success, 2 Damage to Haiyuu
Action 2: Tsuuga (7 DP, 6 ACC)
Outcome: Success, 7 damage to Haiyuu
Action 3: Counter Wrist Blades with Spear (4(6)DP, 3 ACC)
Outcome: Attack success, 6 damage to Sazanami
Action 4: Throw Spear (4(6)DP, 3 ACC)
Outcome: Success-ish, hit the puppet only. 4 damage to Sazanami.
Total damage to Haiyuu: 9
Total damage to Sazanami: 10
Tsukurigoto Haiyuu's Stats:
Tsukurigoto Haiyuu’s Actions:
Non-Action: Upkeep for Kugutsu no Jutsu (Permanent -2 ACC to attacks on Haiyuu)
Outcome: 10 Chakra used.
Action 1: Kawarimi with Sazanami and counter with spear. (3(5)DP, 3 ACC)
Outcome: I don't think that counts as a dodge. Clever. Kawarimi success, spear pending. 11 Chakra used.
Puppet's Action: Use Kunai Shooter (4(8)DP, 2 ACC)
Outcome: Pending, 2 Chakra used.
Action 2: Use Cables (3(6)DP, 3 ACC, +2 ACC to next attack)
Outcome: Pending, 9 Chakra used.
Action 3: Senbon soaked with poison. (3(6)DP, 1 ACC +2 from Cables, 1/15 poison, 20% speed reduction 1/20)
Outcome: Speed reduction failed (Sorry! Rolling dice for it, really!) Damage and poison pending. 2 Chakra used.
Action 4: Sennen Goroshi (4 DP, 1 ACC, +3/-3 to next attacks)
Outcome: Pending. 8 Chakra used.
Total Chakra Used: 42
Notes on Haiyuu’s Actions/Roleplaying:
...Wow. You're definitely outplaying Sakoya here. Good battle strategies, good RP. Keep it up and we'll have this wrapped up in no time. (BTW, I'll deduct poison on HIS turn)
By the way, I am acting under the assumption that the urine didn't hit Sazanami.
Janos - June 9, 2007 06:04 PM (GMT)
It's been over a week - you guys still doing this?
Talked to Sakoya over IM - He wanted it judged as-is. Tsuriai wins by default.
Tsuriai - 70 LP
Sakoya - 40 LP
Tsuriai - June 11, 2007 01:50 AM (GMT)
All good, cheers for judging Janos! We should have a rematch some time Sakoya!