Hanya wrote:History//Legend of the Clan:
The Tarkata are a group of people, once very similar, even thought related to the Kaguya. They once made their home in the various lands of the earth country, though their warlike behavior caused them to normally live isolated from others. At the formation of the ninja village of Iwagakure many clans were invited to join them, in order to create a more peaceful land. A few, including the Tarkata, were not. Instead of being invited, in Iwa's early days they were prosecuted, so much so that the various tribes scattered across the country came together in an attempt to destroy the village before it destroyed them. Their ploy was a failure though, and they were driven to near extinction, the survivors taking to the underground.
Thinking themselves safe, they were surprised to find that their escape was all a plan to finish eliminating them. The tunnels were collapsed around them, and they were sealed within to die.
Finding themselves without hope, they sat in darkness, their efforts to free themselves in vain. They could not go up, they could not, but they soon found that there was another option, the option to go forward. Forward they went, digging as best they could, using the last of their supplies to try and survive, but slowly they began to die, they began to wither and die from starvation.
Seeing no other option, they began to eat their dead, consuming their flesh for a chance to live. It worked for a little while longer, and as they made their way further underground, their luck finally changed. A torch caught a small deposit of natural gas on fire, causing an explosion that could have ended them forever, but instead it opened up a large chamber. A large chamber with a city inside.
It was within this city that they began to rebuild their civilization, to rebuild their culture. A variety of insects and ground animals made their home there, at first a simple nuisance, but as their food supply had been exhausted, they quickly became a new supply. Fossil fuels became their lifeblood, the clan members using their own bodies to excavate. Something about the city began to change them, mutate them over time, hastening their adaptation to living underground, and before long the Tarkatans had forgotten all about the life above the surface.
As the first drills penetrated the soft earth a young boy looked up, watching as the rocks fell around his small playground. More and more they fell, first small, but after a moment, large peices began to fall, and one crashed into the small shed he housed his toys in. Tears welled up in his eyes and he let out a wail that drew the attention of his parents. Rushing out to see what had happened, the father quickly dove forward, shoving his son out of the way of a large boulder that had dislodged itself from the cavernous walls. his wife quickly followed, slashing the rock in twain, causing it to fall to either side of them. Looking up, she was blinded by the intense light that had found its way into their subterranean home. The commotion had alerted others and soon a large group of people had assembled, looking up at daylight for the first time ever.
"What is that..", a woman exclaimed, but her hysteria was soon quelled by the appearance of an old wizened man, the elder of their group.
"It is a sign my dear. A sign that the time has come for us to make our return."
"Yes... Our return to the surface."
And so the Tarkata began their ascent to the world of man, their banishment finding its end with the end of an empire.
Kekkei Genkai//Bloodline of the Clan:
The Tarkatans were a rowdy bunch, their bodies built for battle. Behind muscular definition and aggressive behavior, their bodies had a unique mutation that placed them in the category of monsters and myths. Members of the clan have bone protrusions that jut out from their wrists, forearms, shins, and occasionally their heads. these protrusions start off as simple bumps when they are young, but as they grow they develop into studs, then small horns. Additionally, they have blade like bones on their hands that extend and retract almost at will. these too grow as they age, first emerging at puberty like small wrist knives, and by adulthood they can be as long as the blade of a sword, and just as sharp.
Living underground, this did not disappear, however it did change, it evolved. Slowly the density of their bones increased, partly from the pressure of living underground, and partly from some unnatural force under the ground. From years of using their bones to dig and dig and dig, they became harder than just bone, they became hard like stone. Their warlike tendencies naturally found a way to turn this new ability into a weapon, but with no one but themselves to fight, fighting soon found itself phased out, though the techniques were kept as a reminder of who they truly were.
Of course, when it comes to techniques, hidden techniques tend to go abound, and in this clan things are no different. While they are an earth country clan, and so earth would be their natural chakra affinity, like their bones changes to the structure of these earth techniques have changed as well. While all members of the clan can utilize earth element techniques, when they reach a certain level they can also utilize Rock techniques, creating stronger, harder defenses (all rock techniques are minimum of B rank).
- Clan Training :: Most members of the Tarkata do not train, only a select few are chosen to become warriors, and even then, they are more of peacekeepers within the clan. Still, by way of digging, the clan members strengthen their bodies and their bone protrusions to the point of combat readiness.
- Population :: An underground society that has just recently surfaced, the Tarkatan horde is extremely small, with around fifty people being in it all together. With their emergence into the world the numbers haven't changed, many people being afraid of them, causing them to breed almost exclusively with their own kind.
- Nature//Values :: Though once an extremley vicious clan, the Tarkatans are now mostly a peaceful bunch, preferring to avoid conflict whenever possible. Even their diet reflects that, with a normal menu of bugs and more recently plants being normal. Still though, meat is still accepted as food, and often served as a delicacy or special treat.
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