to the plank i have been sent [[Chapter 1]]

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to the plank i have been sent [[Chapter 1]]

PostPosted by shuu » Fri May 14, 2010 5:48 pm

Roughly 50 years ago.

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Captain Flaff's body was drenched in a fusion of rum, blood, and sweat. He licked his lips. The taste of champions.


The room in which he stood, was, to his misfortune, filling slowly with liquid of varying mixtures. Giant wholes were blasted into the ceiling, and tanks of varying alcoholic beverages and oil poured into the room. Standing in the corner on a stool, the man's fate was doomed. There was no way to reach the hole to climb up, the ceiling was too high. He had nothing of which to pull himself up on, no chain, nothing. He could, potentially, rip off his dreads and try to make a rope - but that what hurt like hell and wouldn't support his hankering 217 pounds of pure muscle long enough to pull himself up. He was marooned.

He focused on the oil and rum pouring from the ceiling. It was for these he made this voyage - and for the voyage, and these precious liquids, that he would die. He was, for the entirety of his life, a mercenary. Being paid to hang out on a merchant ship's regulatory and usual trip to pick some stuff up seemed silly. Little did he know however what he was getting into.

He was kept in a drunken stupor the whole trip, convinced there would be no use of his abilities, and so he slumbered in his cabin, half drunk, half bored.

The ship however, was not on a common everyday pick-up mission. It was transporting an artifact that the nation of Kirigakure had an intense interest in, something they would kill for. Something they ultimately would kill for. It was found two years ago by the Trade Union that policed these seas, and they just now managed to procure proper precautions to move it without alerting Kirigakure. A short while after this boat, (and several other routine merchant ships) set sail from the refueling station, another ship, fully armed and armored set sail in the other direction, towards the Land of Oil, a trading enemy of Kirigakure that has stolen valuable Kirigakure relics in the past. Followed by an armada of ships to protect it, it was a diversion. However, there had been mutiny, and the plan doomed.

The merchant boats made their routine paths, but one of Kirigakure's prized Destroyers knew of it's course, and using it's newly devised cloaking and stealth abilities amplified and cast with chakra, it was able to sneak up upon the ships, and using it's chakra powered Megasaw-like hull, tear it in two. However, the merchants had their own ninpou based protections - several seals, infused with numerous elemental properties would allow any part of the ship to float until it ran out of chakra. With the amount it had left, the two parts of the ship left floated in opposite directions, when they should've sunk. Baffled, the Kirigakure Destroyer sent a flock of Hunter-nin abroad each part of the ships.

It was the beheading of his ship that awoke Captain Flaff, sensing danger (and with good reason, the ship shook violently for several minutes), he drew his scimitars, and sought out his offenders.

Slaughtering countless hunter-nin with his renown murderously trained skill, he arose to the deck, and surveyed what had happened. He realized this was his last stand - and so he sought to murder every single hunter-nin aboard both halves of the boat if he could, but would settle with just his half.

Within the next two hours, the blood of Kirigakure's finest, dirt, and sawdust had become caked under his nails. He had fought them into the heart of the ship, into the storage rooms. A rather crafty Hunter-nin, through the use of smoke grenades, genjutsu and a carefully timed trip, he had managed to knock Captain Flaff 30 feet below into an empty room below, where he now stood. Marooned, figuratively.

Kirigakure would pay, should he find a way to survive.
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Re: to the plank i have been sent

PostPosted by shuu » Fri May 14, 2010 6:53 pm

His body dead upon the seafloor. Long scavenged by sea life of various disciplines and kinds, the decayed body of Captain Flaff's bones were all that was left, (a few were missing), and he still clutched his scimitars at his side, his hands forming a literal dead man's clutch. The ship he once slept in had abandoned him; it was to be rend in two, and like the entrails, he and his crew, attacked by Kirigakure, were set to drip and fall into the sea. However, Captain Flaff had engaged upon a last stand, and took many lives with his own. Coolly enough, as a result of a trap, he drowned not on water, but rum; he preferred rum to water.

Never the less, his body sat at the bottom of the ocean.

But, more then simply a body was among the deeps, at the time. Barely visible, a black, cloud like figure floated through the water. It seemed that it could not control it's speed, forced to try to ride the tides. It was weak in the physical realm, but what it sought would fix this. Since the death of the eighth Mizukage a few weeks ago, this spirit like entity has been circling the depths, looking for something, or, as it happened to find, someone.

Shuraba was well versed with Kirigakure's history, of it's bloody wars, it's assassinations, it's coup's, it's brutal blood soaked history. From that knowledge, he knew of a one Captain Flaff. He was world renown of physical stature, he, without so much as chakra itself, was able to contend with countless jounin at once, a marvel of both speed, strength, and his clutch shot. He was a god among men, the thought of him with ninja skills would frighten any Mizukage, not only for the power that he would have, but for Captain Flaff, was killed at the hand of Kirigakure, and would invariably seek revenge should it present itself. Luckily, he died before he made any contact with any of his underlings in his vast pirate-like mercenary network.

While a Captain in title, Flaff had never owned a ship, really, but anyone who pointed that out was not to live to say anything else again. But, he had died.

Shuraba too, was plagued by the terrors of the Land of Waves. He himself from a young age was scarred by his atrocities, however he managed to push them out of his mind, coming to lead the country. Corrupted by the Death God, Shuraba did the opposite of what he had sought to accomplish, he had begun rise the body count in Kirigakure. It ended in himself being slain by a power hungry jounin, who would rise to take his title.

Due to his deals with the Death God, his soul had been made forever more much more then a normal soul. It could live on without the body, temporarily, at least. It could, as he learned, cast genjutsu upon the living, control emotions and implant thoughts. As he would soon learn now, he could grant the dead the chance of life anew.

He had searched for the body of Captain Flaff - rumor said his body was still preserved at the bottom of the ocean, by some demented means. Incorrect in full, he had found his skeleton.

"Goshinou Rariwari", a voice called out in the dark of the deep blue.
Nothing.
"Goshinou Rariwari"
Again, nothing.
"Goshinou Rariwari"
A third and final time.
Nothing.
Too soon- as soon as the spirit cursed it's luck and decided to move on, a deep thumping could be heard in the surrounding ocean.
A hear beat like noise reverberated off the seas themselves! Lo! Captain Flaff had been revitalized- or so the spirit had hoped.
"Goshinou Rariwari?" The spirit called again, frantic and desperate.
"Who goes?" The responding voice was weak and apprehensive, as if surprised it could speak.
"A shadow, nothing more. I need not bore you with the details yet, but we have a deal to make."
The conversation would go on for several hours, being heard only by the two revenge-bound specters, miles below the surface.
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