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1 Force on the docks (Hanbei/Nk) on Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:32 am

Rippa

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Rippa had maintained his residence at the sword saint compound while awaiting further summons to the Hokage's office. He was concerned with the rapid change of Kage but other than that was perfectly happy to be back among his men. His trip to Kumo had been nothing but fruitful he thought though not much in the way of fruit. There had been a shift in seating there as well so he wasn't able to meet with the Raikage. He had however met with a fairly prolific member of their jounin ranks and taught them a bit of ninjutsu. Hopefully by strengthening their forces konoha would be looked upon favorably by their neighbors in the mountains. Regardless it was no longer his issue. Instead he was taking the time being back home to relax a little. Skirmishes on the border were becoming smaller so it was mostly being handled by the ANBU patrols leaving his men alive and healthy. All was well within the division and yet something was different. The men had bred themselves night and day for combat. They lived through battle after battle and were constantly prepared for the next one. Being on leave had been nice for the first couple of days. After that a couple fights broke out and tempers were high. The men were in need of direction and release. They weren't blood thirsty animals but they were dogs of war being chained to a pillar. Alpha dog among them or no they were prone to misbehave.

He himself was laying in his cot in the barracks as the morning sun was just rising. His swords were still on the stand having been left to dry what little polish was left on them rather than being immediately re-sheathed. He was a creature of habit and his habits had him clean his weapons as often as was possible. In the compound it was safer to take apart the hilt of his weapons and clean it entirely. In the field he had to settle for a cloth being wiped across it here and there. Still his sky blue eyes would shift to the sound of boots slamming on wood as they drew nearer to his door. His body would shift upwards in one rapid motion as he spun. Grabbing his swords by the handles as his feet hit the ground and turning with crossbows pointed at the threat. Hammers cocked back. His men respected the barracks and under any normal circumstances wouldn't set boots on the wood of the barracks itself. It was disrespectful to ones home. Boots were removed prior to entering. That left another possibility. One he would confirm in a moments notice. Two shadows loomed in his door before it slammed open. A pair of masked bandits were there somehow within the village. Each with a katana in hand. How they got into the sword saint grounds was beyond him but he wouldn't spend time guessing. The moment they both slammed into the room with weapons drawn practically dripping killing intent he pulled the triggers on his crossbow.

The first man took a bolt through the eye and fell back to the ground with a thud. His body already dead before he hit the ground. The second managed to step into the crossbows path and take it to the shoulder. Before he could recover from it though Rippa had slid passed him in a step as his katana blade would slice the mans gut. In the end of that step he would be in the courtyard. A single drop of blood dripping from his blade. He would swish it so the blood would fall away before turning to face his attackers. The man he had caught in the shoulder pulled the bolt out and tossed it to the ground at Rippa's feet. An impressive throw since Rippa was several meters away and he was holding his guts in. The man pulled down his mask as he stumbled forward and spat at Rippa. Smiling through blood soaked teeth. "You may have saved yerself captain. But the docks is already ours. The village burns tonight!" With that he grinned and a surge of chakra happened on both his arm and the dead mans. Rippa saw it starting and immediately launched himself backwards. Not sure what would happen but glad he did. He could only shield his face and drop to a knee as two barely separate explosions rocked the barracks tearing his room to bits. A small fire started where the two men were now just stains on his walls.

Quickly men were assigned to put out the fire while the majority of the compound was raised to emergency status. Men armed themselves in full combat gear ranging from light to heavy armor. Men with spears shifted with men with swords and shields. Behind them men with bows and crossbows formed single file lines in four single file lines of eight. A total of eight swords and shields with sixteen spears and thirty two archers ready to go on a moments notice. Rippa himself was dressed in his command gear. A dark vest with a long red coat with the captain symbol on the back and a konoha headband stitched into each shoulder. Dark pants and boots on underneath with his belt of ammo tightened securely. His twin katana crossbow were fully loaded on his back crossed over each other. With that done he led the men in a rapid movement march to the docks. When they arrived fires had already started and people were fleeing the docks themselves. There were only two ramps up from the docks with wide stone staircases. As they arrived he positioned four swords and eight spears with two archers at each entrance. Along the ridge between the two ramps moving up the other thirty archers lined up and took aim waiting for any bandits to start funneling in through the single entrance to the docks. A cement gate that stood open with only smoke from the fires visible inside. Rippa stood behind the archers stroking his beard. Odd that they seemed to be waiting for them to charge. What would benefit them from close range combat?

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LOCKER | JUTSU | Rippā | BATTLE SONG

Missions:| D: 4 | C: 2 | B: 3 | A: 1 | S: 0 | SS: 0
Specs:
Medical Ninjutsu S - Ninjutsu S
Elements: Blood/ Raiton

2 Re: Force on the docks (Hanbei/Nk) on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:27 am

Hanbei~

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’As the first boom echoed, Hanbei felt the loss...’


There was a boom, Hanbei had been in the markets near the docks at the time, an explosion in the distance perking his ears as the loud bass hit the young girl in the core. Shocked, she would look up and her first instinct would be that, there were likely people who were hurt. The instance was some form of industrial accident, leaving the stall that she was in with a single powerful leap she would land with a grunt on a roof-top and charge at full speed at the docks. Though as the picture came into view, more and more Hanbei began to believe that there was no accident involved in the catastrophe. Jumping down to the street level, Hanbei would slow her approach, looking around at the ninja as the ferried innocent civilians out of the war-zone. Her eyes resting on a woman making a statement to a local special jounin as she wept and pleaded. Attempting to give all the information that she could, but she was clearly terrified and in shock in one form or another. However, as she spoke there was a couple of clear descriptors that Hanbei managed to hear.

The first of which was not uncommon, the talk about how they were men and women in turbans and swords that had attacked them. But the greater piece of information was that they had symbols on their bodies, symbols that when a ninja had struck one down, they parted, and the man that had been killed exploded into a fireball that engulfed his opponent, allowing him to be, in turn, killed. Hanbei's heart sank. They were the Sunagakure Bandits... were they so brazen that they would launch an attack on Konoha just for him? Why were they so desperate to see Hanbei taken back or killed? He was nobody... although, perhaps they wanted him to seek out where Tenmei had gone to, being the far more potent Jounin that had wiped out the most of them. Looking to the Jounin that the woman was talking to, Hanbei would quickly approach.

'Her mind racing as she wasn't sure how to deal with all of this.'

"Ah, Sir, my name's Hanbei Guanyin, I couldn't help but overhear and I believe that I've fought against these people before. If you could take me to the person leading the organization here I would be more than happy to aid in taking them down." The Jounin would look to him and nod, passing the woman off to a chuunin who would take her into triage with the other victims as Hanbei would be moved to the front-lines that would have been set up little more than moments ago. some-one would have had to claim leadership of the area here and asssumed command. Whomever that may be, the Jounin bought the girl to another Jounin with bright blue eyes. They were the first things that Hanbei happened to notice on the Sword-Saint. Introducing himself, the Jounin would tell the leader that the girl that was with him claimed that she had information about the attackers. A statement that Hanbei would acknowledge with a nod as she began to speak up.

"What he says is correct, I think by their description the bandits you're fighting are the same ones who held me hostage for two years in Sunagakure. They're katon experts and have a body seal much like a stronger variant of the Bomb seal on their bodies that their commanders are capable of setting off with a single hand-seal. I thought that we had crippled them and killed their leader... But, apparently there were more of them than we had given them credit for. Since then, they had attempted to attack me in the forest outskirts of Konoha once, but the village ANBU got rid of them. I'd never believe they would do something like this. But, if this is anything like before... they may be after me... But I don't know why. But I would like to help, if you can think of anything, please... I'm a Special Jounin from Kumogakure, I can help."

Hanbei would look up at the jounin and wonder what his next course of action. Hanbei would be staring at the ninja with her Violet eyes, black rings cutting through them identical to the famous chakra powered eyes of legend. Her eyes a natural mix of fear, anticipation, nerves yet overbearing them all was raw determination and strength of spirit. Even in lieu of her weak form.


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"I'm the 109th star of Destiny~!"

Hanbei's Skills ~ Hanbei Guanyin ~ Hanbei's Gear ~   Hanbei's Reg

Nin = S ~ Med = S || Fuu = S ~ Rai = S

3 Re: Force on the docks (Hanbei/Nk) on Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:38 am

Rippa

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Rippa had taken up a command post with his intentions clear. If any hostiles tried to come up from the docks they would be eliminated. A message had already been sent to double the ANBU patrols and modify their current routes and times. Someone had been studying them and probably tipped off these bandits on how to get in.He doubted these bandits had managed it on their own. Smart attackers would of positioned themselves in key locations for a simultaneous attack. However they had only chosen to take out one threat from what he could tell and had failed at that. Perhaps their whole plan relied on the disorganization of him being caught in the blast or even cut down. If that was the case they were sorely mistaken. It was good that he was as capable as his title of sannin suggested. However these people were a threat still. They had made it into the village and secured a port of trade. He needed to move to eliminate them but knew so little of the enemy. Perhaps they wanted it that way. They wanted to lure in his forces for some reason. The longer this stand off stood the less moral the village might have.

However his attention had been pulled for the time being to maps of the area. They had look outs everywhere surrounding the area for if these individuals were capable of supernatural walking practice or even just grappling hooks. He wasn't of mind that the only way out was just the door and ramp. However the enemy hadn't moved as of yet. They knew if they moved to the water they would be caught in the open and cut down with well placed raining arrows. If they tried climbing the walls then jutsu would envelop them one at a time as they shifted to an awkward angle. What held his attention the most was the ramps but even with a bulk force there would be casualties before they ever reached his line. Were they planning something else perhaps? His eyes closed for a moment as he considered the possibilities. A knock on the wooden post to the strategy tent drew his attention back to opening his eyes. A jounin was standing there with a young lady. Thin and almost sickly but with hair much like his own. The first thing he noticed was her eyes. He had studied the legends and depictions of century old stories. Most considered it fiction by now but maybe...still he would nod to the introduction and listen to what the lady had to say. Listening for tone and key phrases of doubt one might be using to mislead him.

"What he says is correct, I think by their description the bandits you're fighting are the same ones who held me hostage for two years in Sunagakure. They're katon experts and have a body seal much like a stronger variant of the Bomb seal on their bodies that their commanders are capable of setting off with a single hand-seal. I thought that we had crippled them and killed their leader... But, apparently there were more of them than we had given them credit for. Since then, they had attempted to attack me in the forest outskirts of Konoha once, but the village ANBU got rid of them. I'd never believe they would do something like this. But, if this is anything like before... they may be after me... But I don't know why. But I would like to help, if you can think of anything, please... I'm a Special Jounin from Kumogakure, I can help."

He would raise an eye brow at the young ladies words. So they were katon specialists. There was going to be fire spreading from this fight. They needed to suppress it as best they could. Keep it from spreading. That aside the fact that this girl was in the village and so were these people supposedly targeting her made her story more believable. At least part of it. The details about who they were and what they did was clear and confident. However when it came to why they were after her the hesitation was obvious. She knew more than she cared to let on but he would ignore that for the time being. He wondered if it was due to her eyes but instead he would nod. His eyes glancing back to the map of the docks. They were likely going to use fire as a smoke screen and then get in close. Cost them death for death. One bomber could take out an entire unprepared squad. The death count would be dangerously high if he didn't have this information. He would look to one of the jounin and speak up with authority. His words to be obeyed immediately.

"I want Suiton specialists to the front line immediately. At any sign of smoke or fire suppress it and clear it. Use only ranged tactics as much as possible against the enemy. Prepare barriers around the area so they can't get out and once that is done we will make our next move. Go." With his orders out the Jounin vanished and he would turn to the young lady. His blue eyes looking her over for a moment. Normally he was far more friendly but for now, for now it was war. "A special Jounin from Kumo eh? Well out of your jurisdiction. I am Chi Rippa. Captain of the Sword Saints division and Sannin of Konoha. How would you suggest we go about this than mystery...hmmm...Sir?"

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LOCKER | JUTSU | Rippā | BATTLE SONG

Missions:| D: 4 | C: 2 | B: 3 | A: 1 | S: 0 | SS: 0
Specs:
Medical Ninjutsu S - Ninjutsu S
Elements: Blood/ Raiton

4 Re: Force on the docks (Hanbei/Nk) on Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:31 pm

Hanbei~

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'Hanbei's eyes would lower as she was lost in thought...’


The enemy that they were after were desert rats, they were able to sneak into any nook and cranny, and last time they had used a main attack as a distraction to use an attack to the side. Their soldiers wore crimson cowls and cloaks as well as baggy silk pants, however, the ones that had attacked hanbei in the forest had worn other clothing. So, there was the chance that once again, this was a massive distraction to hide smaller sneaking forces that would have entered the village through other means. The sad thing was that Hanbei didn't know the layout of Konoha as much as she would like. So, rather than thinking about the specifics, she would focus on what she knew of their enemy and how they operated, that information could then be cross referrenced with the information this Rippa person knew in order to co-ordinate an attack.


'It wasn't much, but it was a start.'


"They're saboteurs who are more than happy to sacrifice the many to attain their objective, so, i think its a fair bet to think that the major force is a distraction to take your attention. They wear a sort of uniform, which draws your eye and has you look for the uniform more than they themselves. It would be the chakra signature of the brands you should lock onto to find them i guess. Uhm, are there any drainage pipes or aquaducts from the factory area they could use? Or a way to travel that's unique to the docks to get into konoha? Rivers maybe? They had to have attacked there for a reason right?"

Hanbei was sure of the conclusion but she couldn't be sure of the why, and she could have never known the typhoon that was coming this way. The bandits that had holed themselves up in the docks would have set up a barrier of their own, using destroyed landed boats, crates and other matter which they would have set on fire to create a wall of smoke and hazed air. Should ninja attempt to approach the smog there would be arrows and fire-balls launched in their direction. They weren't the most accurate, but it could be dangerous to get too close, the orders of the Captain would likely keep his men safe for the mean time. Though unknown to him there was a shark in the waters, it smelt blood and was baying for food.

"However, if they're after me, I'm trained, and not against being used as bait. If they've come in this far twice with this many I doubt they want me dead, so, if you could use me as a hostage you could probably break their ranks... I wouldn't oppose being the trojan horse, so to speak."


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"I'm the 109th star of Destiny~!"

Hanbei's Skills ~ Hanbei Guanyin ~ Hanbei's Gear ~   Hanbei's Reg

Nin = S ~ Med = S || Fuu = S ~ Rai = S

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