The Sky is the Limit | WCE Participants

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Soragakure is a massive city built within the center of a gaint floating country. Unlike any other village, it is one based on technology. So while it takes up the a Hidden vilalge role, it is far from being actually hidden. One could get lost within this vilage for days if they were not familiar with it. Towering buildings span into the sky with hundreds of bridges and roads connecting every inch of the village.

The Sky is the Limit | WCE Participants

PostPosted by Hanya » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:02 pm

"Welcome to the Fourth Annual World Chuunin Exams!!"

The words were posted all over the village, on billboards, in neon, on posters, in every medium that could be seen by a single person. Spectators and tourists from all over the world were pouring in in record numbers, and the airship docks were so full that the people were almost spilling back over into the azure abyss. Even the normal hustle and bustle of the city in the clouds was nothing compared to the mess that was befalling it on this day. The hype for the event was so great that merchants from the various villages had come weeks in advance to rent shops and spaces to sell their goods, turning one of the main streets from a thoroughfare into a giant bazaar. People were packed like sardines, and yet they were all the more excited to be in it. The noise was all but deafening as laughter, yelling, and everything inbetween melted together into one big roar.

Elsewhere in the village, the Exam sites were having their final touches applied, each of the three sections being more grand than any of the previous years, and the dangers growing as well. The contestants would have a tough time this year for sure, but if they survived the three rounds, there would be no denying their qualifications for the rank of Chuunin. Even some of the jounin that had helped set up the obstacles had been injured by them, no ordinary feat by any means.

Well, thats the last one....

Wiping her hands on the tail of her jacket, a slender, blue haired woman, decked out in the black and blue garb of a sky jounin, stood up, clamping a lock onto a chain link fence. A few feet down, a worn sign read 'The Abyss". Tugging the chain one more time just to make sure it was secure, the girl tapped her ear, activating the small radio.

"Stage 2 West is all ready"

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Participants in the world chuunin exam need to make a single post detailing thier journey to the village hidden in the sky. When all people have posted we will move on.
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Re: The Sky is the Limit | WCE Participants

PostPosted by Knyves » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:39 pm

He'd been a week away from the goal he'd been trying to reach for more than a year. Home. It was so close he could practically taste the ash in the air again, but then word had reached him. Typically, it wouldn't have altered his course, but a Chuunin Exam! And a world scale one at that. Undoubtedly there would be fighters there, eager and willing to test their mettle, much the way that he himself was now on his way to the floating village. Over a year, he'd been on a sort of sabbatical, traveling the world to fight anyone he could find. It was the way he had trained and honed his abilities, and even if he lost, the Exam would still undoubtedly put more experience under his belt. Or he'd die. But if a simple test could kill him, he wasn't exactly worthy of his goals or birthright.

So it was that the white haired youth, no more than fifteen found himself riding the enormous airship to the destination. Due to a definitive lack of funds, the young boy had to enlist himself into the protective services of the enormous number of merchants aboard this ship in order to cover his airship fare and entrance fee. The ship had nearly been assailed three different times in the day and a half trip, but all had been turned back before boarding, leaving the young boy with precious little to do. So his thoughts assailed him.

Worries, fears, and anxieties were met by excitement, joy, and an eagerness for contest. Tournaments were a monthly event among his clan back home, as dozens of young martial artists tested their prowess against one another, and Souhei had learned to cherish the oppurtunities to study and learn from other fighters. Which is why he'd left and traveled the world, learning as many tricks and styles as he could to better defend his home the next time some rogue ninja decided Kasai could be easily obliterated.

The disembarking was typical and unremarkable, dozens of merchants and passengers bustling about unloading their goods and such. A flying village however, that was a novelty. Perhaps the fighters here would be remarkable as well. Green eyes surveyed the crowds and the streets, nimbly dodging among shuffling people and their burdens before turning off into a side street with less traffic. He'd be able to reach the registry tables much quicker this way... Assuming he didnt' get lost on the way.
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Re: The Sky is the Limit | WCE Participants

PostPosted by Tolkien » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:47 pm

A much smaller airship took dock inhabiting only two people. The pilot and his passenger who was unusually huge and stuck out like a sore thumb. The large man wore a hood over himself and a mask, however taking off the hood and mask as he stepped out of the ship. the large 6'10 man Koujo Comanche pulled out a huge stash of cash handing over to the pilot as he nodded his head and watched as Koujo walked toward his destination...toward the World Chunnin Exam. His planned trip to the sky village was elaborately planned out, and it had to be for, Kumo was still involved in a power struggle between the samurai and shinobi. It was so bad to point that shinobi were virtually not allowed in Kumo territory except for those that were involved in the Kumo police force. And even then they were definitely not allowed chunnin exams..this world chunnin exam was exactly what he needed. With the help of Mainasha Imani, his superior and childhood friend, he was able to sneak away from the village to pursue the exam. Mainasha and others lied to the samurai about Koujo's condition stating that he was gravely injured and was in intensive care and that he would not be active in the police force for months. This fib would surprisingly work for awhile, since the samurai didn't care much for police force other than just containing and confining the shinobi group to the police force. Mainasha and Koujo had a deep sibling bond. Mainasha was like an older sister to him and although she could be annoying, he did pay heed to her advice and words and she had told him that he was ready and that his brother Hassan Comanche would be proud of him. He felt ashamed as this was the route that many of his family and especially his brother had wanted for him the whole time. Unfortunately, it took his older brother's death and years of wasted talent within the criminal underground to finally realize where his future laid ahead of him.

Just before Koujo had stepped foot into the territory of the village, he looked up in the sky forming a brief smile.

"This is it, you happy now bro? I guess I am finally gonna do this shinobi sh i t. Hopefully I can one day become as a great a shinobi as you were."

He took a brief moment of clarity taking a huge breath still staring into the sky before continuing into the village. He immediately saw many signs and billboards advertising the world event. He wondered about the competition and did feel slightly worried. He was extremely confident in his physical skills in taijutsu, however he had not developed just yet an element of ninjutsu in which it seemed many Genin possessed. throughout most of his years he had relied on his hand to hand skills and hadn't been focused on elements. In retrospect, his battle experience was beyond a normal genin, but his actual skills such as in ninjutsu were much to be desired. Koujo knew he would eventually master this, but it would take time, especially since he had not too long ago decided to master the skills of a shinobi, instead of relying on his physical martial art gifts in his old days as a gang member. It would prove very valuable obviously as a whole being a shinobi, but it was clear he had a ways to go. This chunnin exam would be his practice grounds..a moment of a true test. A test to see if he had the talent like his late older brother. His large frame was rather misleading as others assumed that he was slow, however this was quite the opposite. He waded through the crowds like water in a ocean breeze. Calmly passing through others, some marvelling at his height and size. It was quite funny how he manuevered himself within the crowd as if he was a small kid passing through grown ups. At last though, he was able to see the light, or rather a registry board which was the gateway to him meeting and facing his future. Koujo grabbed his lucky feather out of his pouch and placed it on his head band.
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Re: The Sky is the Limit | WCE Participants

PostPosted by Art » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:56 pm

Today was Sunday… The lazy day…

In all truthfulness most every day was a lazy day for Rei, now that Suna had shifted to the republic. Due to the age restriction in place with the new military system there was no more balancing her odd jobs, training, completing ninja missions and having to keep everything a secret.
Having found herself thrown into a very real and very serious situation she discovered that she was unprepared for real actual combat. Now with time on her hand she got to focus on the hobbies she loved and more importantly her training.

While taking on whatever freelance mission she wanted had its perks, she often though of her colleagues she missed since the shift. She though of Ifu, Izangai, Taiyo, and even Kokuei-sensei too! She wondered if they were happy or even alive….

Before her thoughts would take even darker turns she heard a strange jingling off her balcony door….
Without hesitation the curious girl raced to the balcony to see what it is… Fling the door open she hopped out looking over the ocean into port Sakana.

Blue sea blue sky, A Perfect day!

However she noticed a little scroll right next to her feet.

“well this is weird..”
picking up the scroll casually she thought about throwing it into the bay… no one delivered anything important like this…. Right?
Compelled by curiosity she opened the letter, her eyes scanning the eloquent writing with flowerily adjectives coming down to only one conclusion…..

“Free First-class Airship Cruise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

She wailed as she bounced excitedly jumping not only for joy but a vacation too! This airship sounded really fancy and it was leaving soon too!
No time was misspent as Rei packed her bags at godly speeds and ran to the airfield where she checked her luggage and boarded the ship!

The air Cruise was wonderful! So many features! There was table tennis, Jacuzzi, massages, beauty treatments, gourmet meals, and best of all it was all free for her!
She paid no attention to merchants or the others in the lower sections! She was having so much fun! There were three different announcements of turbulence… which was kind of weird, especially when captain mentioned it he was slightly nervous…. Still Rei didn’t care. With a moisture mast on her face, cucumbers on her eyes while sipping a delicious yet healthy beverage she had no worries about outside of her comfy lounger.

As the best cruise ever came to and end they landed on some weird strange flying island… It didn’t look really cool but there looked to be a lot of shops and a lot of people around.
Barely able, actually…. Not even able to hold in her excitement Rei pushed her way off the airship knocking over this white haired teen!

“Time to go shopping!!!!! Time to go shopping!!!!”


She chanted as she skipped happily into the land hidden in the sky!
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Re: The Sky is the Limit | WCE Participants

PostPosted by Hanya » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:06 pm

As the contestants signed in and got their lodging assignments, the Jounin of the village gathered for a small meeting at the Kage's office. Strangely though, theKage was nowhere to be found. In fact, no one had seen him for quite some time, the missions being sent out by mail or from other Jounin. Some speculated that he was under an immense amount of stress, and some thought that he was simply just too busy to be bothered, which put many people off. Still yet, there were rumors among some of the higher Jounin that something had happened to him. The whispers were of sickness and health problems, but nothing had been seriously discussed. That was until now.

"Well he has to be there... Its official business!"

"What do you mean! He can't send a replacement!"

"Seriously... Why isn't he here to tell us this himself?!"

The chatter of the jounin outside of the kages office was becoming louder and louder as they spoke to his attendant. She was trying her best to answer all the questions, but the suspicion had gotten to all of them now. The jounin wanted answers from the Kage, and they weren't taking no for an answer. Still, they all knew that under no circumstances were they to just burst in there. While some villages were little more relaxed about that kind of thing, it could and would get you killed here.

"Well, what are we going to do about the opening ceremony? Someone has to welcome all these people and do the proceedings...."

The Jounin all murmured and whispered, waiting for someone to step up for the responsibility, yet nobody felt comfortable, nobody was willing, and honestly, nobody wanted the pressure.

"I guess we'll just have to take a vote then. Everybody just write down who you think should do it, and that will be that."

The attendant retreived some pens and paper through a seal on her arm, and handed them out quickly. Within moments, all the people gathered had voted, and the attendent looked up with an odd sort of questioning face.

"Hitomi Sagara!"




As night fell on the city in the sky, the festivities were just truly beginning. Lanterns of sky blue, white, and black lined the streets while flowers of the same colors blossomed on trees, an unusual and rare variety of Sakura. Music played from speakers situated throughout the village, giving a cheerful ambiance to the opening festival. Shops and stands were open and the people were still out, maybe even in greater number than during the day.

For most it was a chance to enjoy themselves before a the week long Chuunin exams, btu for the contestants, it was potentially the last thing they would ever enjoy, and so the extravagance was something of a last hoorah for them.

The real tournament started in the morning, and when it did, for many, nothing would ever be the same.
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Re: The Sky is the Limit | WCE Participants

PostPosted by Tolkien » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:52 am

As Koujo had begun on his way to the registry to register himself into the exams, he noticed an overly cheery girl skipping around knocking everything in her sight, even some people. She seemed totally oblivious to what was going on around her.

Rei wrote:"Time to go shopping!!! Time to go shopping!!!!"


Koujo heard as he was only two people back from finally registering in the ridiculously long line. Her overly happy expression did make him think about what things they had here as far as shops and entertainment. It would be nice to enjoy some festivities here before the long rough exam, which he sure it would be. He had always heard from other people how tough Chunnin exams could be, and this was a world Chunnin exam, so he could only imagine. He wondered what other villages would be represented here. He even thought about this village that was new to him. Sky village? who were these people? were they strong? why would they extend an exam like this? He then thought of some of the rumors and talk of various mercenaries and criminals he came across in the past. A few had mentioned an area called Demon country and the strange events that took place there. various mythical creatures as well as a supposed demon army there. He wondered if this was the same place. Well he would find out soon enough if it was. Finally reaching his turn to register, he received his number and lodging assignment and then proceeded deeper into the town taking note of all the various shops in the area. He backtracked in his mind to the overly zealous girl screaming about shopping. He could definitely see there was plenty of shopping to go around.

"Well..guess I should do some shopping myself as well as get something to eat."

Some of the various weapon shops gained his interest. He looked at a few strange looking guns and quite original weapons. He stopped in his tracks when he saw two similar looking tomahawks that were to the side. He stopped by the counter to ask where the seller got the weapon. He then had a smirk in his face

"really can't say big guy..most of these items and antiques are shipped over to me. I don't really ask where they came from. I could find out from one of those guys that shipped it from me..."

Koujo then stepped up to the closer momentarily interrupting the store owner

"Not necessary, I will go ahead and buy those from you."

Koujo, after purchasing them, swung the two around getting a feel for the weapons. He would add these to his new collection. He had several tomahawks to spare and didn't hurt to collect more. And they looked to be from his clan of the Comanche, so he couldn't pass them up. He grabbed a seal from his pouch and made a sealing jutsu sealing the two tomahawks within his scroll. Then walked off further in town to explore more of what the village had to offer.
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