Shōtotsu | Clash

[-]Sora Occupied Land | Demon Basilisk Swamp | Demon Tribe Village [-]
Located far to the east is this terrible and hostile land. The people here have become savage and live in a world with nothing of the peace that other nations take so greatly for granted. The land here is not for those iwth the mind to take a casual stroll. The land is laced with marshes and swamps, which house creatures more horrific then some can imagine. It is here that a gaint Demon Ninja Army has been formed in secret, amd were a war that other nations choose to ignore will be waged.

Re: Shōtotsu | Clash

PostPosted by Blackjack777 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:39 am

Jikan had finished the hand seals needed for her thrusters but she noticed the incoming projectiles. With little time to move she could only lean backward almost as if to limbo the incoming blades, she was successful for all the blades but the lowest one to the ground which cut in to her cheek slightly making a red line which passed right by her eye. She fell on her back in pain holding her cheek worried about the damage, but she noticed it was a scratch and would not inhibit her much. Those blades moved at a quick enough speed to almost remove the ability to dodge, this was something she needed to keep an eye on.

The girl was seemingly bleeding heavily from her hand which meant it may be unusable. Jikan pulled a kuni which was fastened to her side and threw it at the girl who was still coming to the ground. Not sure how the girl would react Jikan then pulled out 2 more kuni and threw them to the side of the girl, these had a very fine metal wire between them. They were about 200 lbs. test wire which would wrap the girl up and immobilize her. It would wrap around her chest if she landed and stayed in her spot or would wrap around her feet if she jumped to avoid the 1st kuni.

Jikan then remained still with two more kuni in hands both with exploding tags on them. She would use them in her next attack depending on how the girl reacted to this previous set up. One trickle of blood began to cascade down her, at this point with the blood flowing in the area, slightly puffy and flushed cream colored cheek. She wiped away the blood with the back of her hand. This was no time to panic or fear, she would remain calm and calculated. "Your move" Jikan thought.
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Re: Shōtotsu | Clash

PostPosted by Hanya » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:27 am

The swamp that they were in was not without its own perils, as the pair of dueling warriors would soon find out. Nicknamed "The Living Forest" in the demon country because of the trees that seem to come alive, it was indeed a place of death. Stories circulated around the various towns and villages that moaning trees consumed he flesh of those who dared walk through it, and that those who died in the swamp, their poor souls became a part of the swamp for all eternity. Whether or not this was true or not, only the very few survivors knew of, and even their tales became the stuff of myth and legend. Still, Sonja and Jikan were there, and the swamp was watching.

As Sonja landed she watched the path of her claw blades as they sought out Jikan. She wasn't the type to idly sit by and watch though, and pulsed the chakra in her hand, causing the hardened blood on her hand to reform into claws again. Her other hand drew a kunai from the holster on her clawed arm, and threw it towards Jikan. Of course there was no tag trailing it, as she was not a shinobi, but instead a length of razor edged wire. Though thin, the wire was filled with protrusions that would slice anything that rubbed against them. The downside of the wire was that it reduced the range of her kunai, but with her lack of fear towards injury, she was able to use it in new and unexpected ways.

As her kunai flew, another came from the now grounded Jikan, passing hers and flying straight at Sonja. They obviously had the same idea, and the fast moving projectile caused her to flinch and duck off to the left. She quickly rolled off to the side, ducking behind a tree as two more kunai came flying, one to the direction she had dodged. It hit the tree, which in an astounding and downright scary display of demonry moaned out loud.

"Holy [badword]!", Sonja screamed as she rolled back, a face appearing on the tree and clamping down on what once was her back. The branches began to sway and wave, the tree tasting the blood that had just managed to seep into the ground and on its bark, exciting not only that tree, but all the nearby trees in the swamp. Not until just then had she noticed the light fog that had gently crept over the ground they had been standing on. It was thin, barely noticeable, but it had just began to thicken, the gasses from the outer swamp beginning to move inwards.

In her rush to dodge, she had forgotten about her wired kunai, and had probably thrown off its trajectory tremendously with her movements. Still, the other end of the wire was attached to her arm, And so thinking on the fly, she placed the wire in her clawed hand, and pulsed the chakra, causing it to liquefy again, and with a single seal, she commanded it to flow down the wire, creeping to whatever location the kunai had found itself.

Looking up at the tree again, it had become silent, but the face was still there, staring at her with its hollow eyes. And then it growled at her, sending a chill down her spine, a feeling she hadn't felt in ages.
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Re: Shōtotsu | Clash

PostPosted by Blackjack777 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:56 pm

Jikan was standing in awe at the tree which after being hit with her kuni began to move. She was at a loss of words for it was so magical to see a tree moving in such a fashion. This swamp must be a place of magic, even though through the years she had been told to stop thinking this way. She couldn't help it the idea of magic had always filled her with wonder. Suddenly the tree stared at the girl and began to growl, which changed her wonder to fear quickly. She realized that this tree was not the only one moving so were the surrounding trees. She could feel the movement deep in to the forest they were in, these trees were alive.

The fog limited the area around her she could detect movement because the fog made the air so much heavier with the moisture in the air. The trees all around them were beginning to sway, so Jikan darted to the tree which held her sheathe and quickly kicked up the tree and grabbed the sheathe. As she put her sword in it and positioned it on her body the trees vine shot out of the tree and wrapped around her leg. It then rotated around flinging her to the ground were she bounced across the ground 3 times before stopping. She quickly cut the vine and slowly stood up. The tree which grabbed her let out a loud painful moaning sound as she cut the vine.

"Like their alive or something."

The tree behind were was moving erratically because of the kuni thrown by Sonja. But also in the lower part of the bark was the blades she had thrown previously. Sap was oozing out of the wounds and the trees face was soon poised on Jikan. It froze for a moment watching her, registering the fear on Jikan's face and after a moment a terrifying smile crept on the trees face.

"Why is my element not fire? That would be really helpful right now."

Jikan looked to her right and the Kuni with exploding tags was right to her left. She looked back at the tree whose face was now an evil frown, she knew those kuni with tag would be a great offense against the trees. She had to keep an eye on the girl as well who was still attacking her, although in the current situation she may need her as an ally. The tree began to move and so did Jikan she got up and rushed towards the kuni on the ground.
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Re: Shōtotsu | Clash

PostPosted by Hanya » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:54 pm

The swamp sure was alive, and Sonja quickly deduced that her blood techniques had awakened it from whatever dormancy it had been in. Looking back at the man who had died by her hands, she saw just the edge of his leg hanging from the maw of one of the trees, blood dripping down the sides of its mouth. The Fog was indeed thickening, causing her to lose her focus of the attack, her opponent probably dealing with the same issues, though she couldn't be sure. This was one of those situations that allowed her to pick and chose whether to pursue the fight or not. Though utter destruction was her charge, it could be postponed in situations of greater importance, and though the trees were only a hindrance, she noted that they posed just as much threat if not more by sheer number. Still, they were not attacking her, they were simply a hazzard to be avoided, and so she would have to continue this fight until they or something else proved her wrong.

She couldn't make out where her sword was in the fog, her sense of direction had been eliminated, but what she could tell was the general location of her opponent, Jikan. The small cut in her cheek was giving off just enough of a scent to show what direction she was in, but there would have to be much much more for her to actually find her. She wanted to go find her, to cut her more, to bathe in her blood a little, but she didn't dare risk moving for the trees, she couldn't see them well enough to avoid whatever they were.

"What to do, What to do, Jashin give me a sign..."

Almost on cue, Sonja heard the sound of a body hitting the ground nearby, and saw a silhouette bounce up and down a bit before standing and wildly swinging a sword at the ground, causing a tree to scream in pain.

Shit... She has her sword back. [badword] it.

Again forming handseals, her chakra flowed down the blood laden wire, causing the blood to pool in one location before forming what appeared to be a clone. Much closer to Jikan than the true Sonja was, it could easily find her, and so it did, simply moving in for a decent punch, though she held her body compacted, without any notion of what kind of attack she would be using until it was in range.
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Re: Shōtotsu | Clash

PostPosted by Blackjack777 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:53 pm

The tree arched back and then quickly forward swinging a vine right towards Jikan. She ran and grabbed the kuni and just as she did she jumped in the air just barely evading the trees attack. Once she hit the ground she noticed the girl was running towards her with fist clenched and eyes poised on Jikan. So an ally is out of the question it seems, thought Jikan. She began to retreat in the opposite direction towards the attacking tree, who was preparing to attack again.
So it looks like it one verses one verses a couple thousand. This fight would prove to be very trouble some but Jikan had a number of strategies that she thought might work out well. The main problem she was having was understanding what to do about the trees. If she attacked one would they all begin to target her, Of are they lone wolves? She was soon to find out.

"2 birds with one stone, is the best way to get ahead."

Jikan smiled as she was beginning to get in to this fight. Oh well defense and running away is over, she thought as she reached in to her bag of weapons. Jikan placed the kuni in to her mouth as she ran and pulled out a smoke pellet. Then she waited for the right moment.

The tree sung forwards again with a great moan this time launching the branch forward in a straight line right at Jikan. The vine swinging behind it was to wrap the target should she evade the stabbing branch. At this point both Jikan and the pursuing girl were close enough to the tree to be stabbed and wrapped up by the vine.

Jikan threw the smoke pellet on the ground in front of her which exploded and obscured the view of tree as it was attacking. She then with her eye which detect movement in the air noticed the incoming attack and after she entered the smoke where she was no longer visible she jumped in the air avoiding the attack and allowing it to attack Sonja who was following her.

As she jumped she made hand seals and transformed she self in to Sonja. This was an elementary ninja academy jutsu which was going to come in handy. Jikan jumped out of the security as Sonja and landed in a clearing which was right behind the attacking tree. She noticed a number of trees looking at her and moaning with a savage smile. This was the time, she opened her mouth allowing the kuni to with a tag on it to fall out in to her hand. She put on her own smile and let it fly straight in to the mouth of one of the trees. She then activated it blowing the tree apart. There was a small moment of quiet which pieces of the tree fell back to earth. Jikan, still transformed as Sonja, grabbed 3 more smoke pellets and threw them on the ground blocking her from view.

Just as she did a very loud moan of anger erupted from the forest it was like a symphony of pain, anger, sorrow, and revenge. All the tree's began swaying violently around as if they were looking for the attacker, which was in their eyes Sonja.

Jikan untransformed and jumped in to another clearing, to do this she was riding the air currents which allowed her to jump farther and stay in the air longer. She could see this with her clans eye as well as feel it with her body. As she was floating she saw the reaction of the trees. So they are a family or team, she thought. But as she continued to look she realized,

"That might not have been a good idea."

At this point anyone in the forest was going to be in trouble. For the man who was leaning against the trees was now begin ripped apart by two trees. Jikan kept her hand on her blade as she relied on her senses to tell her if an attack was incoming. hopefully when they find Sonja the attacks of the trees would be directed at her.
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Re: Shōtotsu | Clash

PostPosted by Hanya » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:33 pm

It was too bad for Jikan that although the trees were alive, they didn't h arbor any sort of specific desires like vengence and anger. They were closer to rooted zombies, attacking anything and everything around them with the fury of nature itself. The smoke served as a terrific move though, obscuring the trees within the fog enough that Sonja's clone saw neither the stabbing branch or the swinging vine. The dead and decaying wood pierced her through the arm, just below the shoulder at the joint, causing it to explode, splattering blood everywhere within the fog and mist.

Checking the blood, nonne of it was moving more than a few feet, simply swinging back and forth or so it seemed. It had missed her target completely. Sonja prepared to let the girl live, the imminent threat of the living forest a much more pressing issue. Just as she got ready to make her escape, a small explosion occurred nearby, producing a plume of smoke but also blasting away the fog for just long enough for her to see herself in the distance. Then there was smoke everywhere, and when it cleared, no one but a dozen trees staring at her.

Eyeing her sword in the distance finally, she ran for it, using her arm shield and a kunai to defend herself until she could get to it.

"Jashin forgive me... She will die another day."
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