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1Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:53 am

Myrddin

Myrddin


A-rank
~The Land of Rivers~
The male inhaled deeply allowing his chakra to flow freely through his body as he ran through the shadows of the night towards the village, his form hidden behind the shroud of his Kumogakure Anbu gear. The visage of the owl descended upon the Katabami Gold Mine, blood would be spilt on this night however the male would ensure that the blame fell upon the village hidden in the clouds. The male held great resentment towards the village and their former Kage, for what was done to him and for what he was made to do. The male was still haunted by the nightmares of his actions while enthralled the will of the man that claimed himself to be God, and if his only revenge could be that of subterfuge then that was what the male would do. The male's eyes would narrow behind his mask as he caught sight of two guards in front of the depository, with the utmost grace the male would sneak up behind the men before driving a Kaminari Kunai into the back of each of the men's skulls, whenever their bodies are discovered later the Kunai will point them towards the cloud as they bare the mark of the Skyforge of Kumogakure. Slipping in through the door the male found himself standing in front of a large mountain of gold ingots that almost took up the entire warehouse, it seemed that the information he had received was true, Katabami had discovered a new gold vein within it's mine. The mountain of gold was much larger than the man expected, and it was certainly more than he could carry though he did not plan to carry it from the beginning. Flowing chakra into the tip of his finger the male would draw the Kanji "seal" upon the air with his chakra before touching it with his palm and watching as it slowly passed over the large gold mountain and sealed the gold ingots away as the seal appeared on the male's left hand. Myrddin would look down to his hand as a smile formed beneath his mask, it was hard to believe that he was holding hundreds of gold ingots in the palm of his hand. The smile faded as he heard the door behind him open spinning on his heals instantaneously in a complete one eighty the male found himself face to face with three adversaries, the smile returned to the male's face behind his mask though his opponents were none the wiser. Pulling Ikari from it's horizontal sheath on the back of his belt, the male readied himself with a reversed grip on Ikari in his left hand as he began forming handseals with his right before giving breath to a spinning wind ball into his hand. Myrddin almost felt sorry for the men, they could have lived had they not discovered him, but now he had no other choice. Launching the wind ball at the man of the right Myrddin moved in quick to the other two slicing Ikari across their necks before they even knew he had moved, the one that was struck by his wind ball began to pick himself up from the ground by the male was quicker kicking the man in the ribs and knocking him back to the ground before holding Ikari level with the man's eye. Myrddin thought of simply killing the man, but then the thought of sending a message through this man seemed to be the better route. His voice distorted as he spoke, so that even if the man tried he would not recognize myrddin's voice "When they ask you what has happened here, tell them the village of the cloud has taken what is theirs." With his message finished Myrddin would strike the man in the face knocking him unconscious, before taking his leave back into the shadows from where he came.

~The Land of Rain~
It wasn't until the male had crossed the border into the Land of Rain that the male's pace slowed, almost instantly running into a downpour of rain as he crossed the border. The good thing about these small countries was that they often did not have much in the way of shinobi let alone trackers. It would be unlikely for them to pursue him here, especially with the message he had left. They would no doubt believe that he would head back west to the land of lightning where he told the man he was from, rather than think he headed north. However avoiding his pursuers was not his only reason for coming to the land of rain, he had business to take care of here. With their abundance of rice the land of rain would be an important ally in helping supply food to Sunagakure again as it once did in the past before the destruction of the former village, and thanks to his little stop the male held more than enough gold to persuade the help if need be. Myrddin would activate his wind sense to ensure that there was no one nearby, as he took shelter in a nearby cave at the border of the land of Rain and the land of Rivers. Once in the cave and fully confident thanks to his wind sense that no one was around the male would shed his anbu gear sealing them back into the tattoo upon his shoulder before dressing in his normal white uniform attire, throwing his cloak on and pulling the hood over his head as he stepped back out into the downpour of rain. He had heard stories about the land of rain and how it rained here as much as the sun shines over the desert, he didn't believe the stories were true until now. It was clear that this constant downpour was the source of their abundance of rice, but that was not what was important, what was important was the male convincing them to sell their goods to the village hidden in the sand no matter what it took.



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2Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:58 pm

Orochi Risu

Orochi Risu


S-rank
Land or Earth

Ever since she'd been revived, the former head of Konohagakure's Ouorboros clan had been doing nothing but soaking into herself the culture, the beliefs and the strange traditions custom to the place she now called home: Iwagakure. It was certainly not a place she'd been before and it was different in every conceivable way in comparison to places as Sunagakure or even her home village of Konoha. The people of the land of earth seemed tougher, more willfull and even sometimes perhaps unimaginably stubborn, but what they lacked in refinement, they made up with a whole lot of heart and soul. The woman known as Lamya knew that in the grand scheme of things in this shinobi world, those in power might often disregard the common populace, but she herself knew that doing so was a big mistake. Her own clan for instance relied heavily on contacts with doctors, woodsmen and all other sorts of people to distribute their products and to keep a balance in the clan's wealth. So too did a nation depend on those that were described as the common folk.

As she passed through the vast rocky terrains of the land of earth, on her way to the land of rain, she truly wondered what it was that always attracted her so much to these simple folk, despite her background as being one of the most brilliant medical ninjutsu practitioners and a shinobi that had managed to claw her way to the top in a ruthless fashion. While thinking about that, she remembered her uncle:Orochi Enaka, not as the monster of a shinobi that he was, but as the everyday man he portrayed himself to be before he had revealed his true intentions to his own niece. She remembered how he always went to the same teahouse, always talking to the owner about various things, always apparently enjoying these moments of small talk and banter, as if he too had seen bliss in the ways of the every day life.

Letting out a sigh, Lamya looked up at the sky, standing still in the middle of the road that lead towards the Land of Rain. It was indeed a hard thing to do, to show a ruthless and fearless façade towards shinobi, but to be friendly with the common folk. However, perhaps that was exactly why it was necessary to be ruthless, for common people weren't a threat, they weren't a force that would be able to whipe out one's existence when compared to the brutality and power that reigned supreme in the shinobi world, a world dominated by contradiction and despair. Grinning a bit, she walked on again, curious to have a look at this Land of Rain, where once, a long time ago in the past, several notable, if not infamous shinobi had risen to power to threaten not just the balance of the Land of Rain, but the shinobi world in a whole.

Land of Rain

To be fair, it was all in the name of the nation, but still...she hadn't expected to just see nothing but rain fall down the entire trip after she'd crossed the borders. There was nothing but gloomy rainclouds dominating the sky above, the rain as a result soaking her attire completely down to her bare skin and every slight breeze feeling like a blizzard chilling seeringly through her bones. She just couldn't imagine how life would be in a place like this, especially considering she really wasn't good with too much cold, not to mention the constant wet and humid weather bearing down upon the people that lived in this land.

Luckily though, the common people didn't seem to care all that much, as the rain was good for the grassy ground, allowing for many creatures to live here and grant an ample amount of lifestock and game for the farmers and hunters alike. However, the closer Lamya came to what was once the hidden village in the rain; Amigakure, the more she felt that this land had never truly changed compared to the tales of old. There was still this air of secrecy, this fleeting feeling of dread and the everlasting dreariness you couldn't find in any of the other hidden villages. In a way, that whole feeling was perfect though, given the nature of Lamya's visit, that wasn't really a surprise at all. She wanted to see if Amigakure was still this place without scrupules, where she'd be able to get her hands on some...interesting items necessary for her research. Ofcourse, she had also planned to go to the land of wind for similar reasons, but the news that that place was actually rebuilding itself without her presence, made her a bit worried about the possibility of her old hideout being discovered.

At least, at first sight it had now been confirmed, the Land of Rain had not changed and it would be the perfect place for her experiments. It was a bit sad that Uraeus couldn't accompany her, but with the rather dull, dreary clothes she was wearing now, there was no way that there would be anyone to recognise her, though she did have to use a hooded cloak to at the very least cover up the horns that crowned her head atop her long jetblack hair. After all, it wasn't an everyday sight and she was not sure what would happen if someone would actually recognise her from so long ago.

Having finally arrived at the long bridge which would lead towards the gates of the hidden village, Lamya wondered about how she'd deal with unfortunate incidents which might occur if she'd be recognised, after all despite the rain making sensory jutsu a tad bit harder to use, there still wasn't a guarantee that nobody would figure out about her. Looking at the piece of paper she clutched in her hand, she smiled and nodded a bit. "Who'd refuse a simple doctor passage anyway, heh," With that in mind, she moved on, calmly putting away the identification papers that were provided to her by the Tsuchikage's office, soon to find herself in the long line of people passing through the security of the hidden village of the rain. "I hate queues."

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3Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:55 pm

Myrddin

Myrddin


A-rank
By the time the male had seen the village of Amegakure up ahead in the distance the novelty of the rain had all but past, every inch of the male was soaked from his hair to his boots. His cloak offered absolutely no protection from the downpour of rain, every piece of clothing drenched and clinging to his form. The male pulled the hood back further on his head allowing his Sunagakure headband to be visible, as the weight of the rain was causing the hood to hang too low over his face for him to see. He had often wondered what it would be like to live in a place like this, but he has only been here in this land a few hours and he was already over it, even the cloudy weather of Kaminari no Kuni was not as terrible as this. The male had no idea why anyone would want to live here and questioned how it was that the people who lived here were even able to do so, he would much rather be back home in the land of wind where the sun would make the weather nice and warm. Had the male been smart he would have brought an umbrella with him, a smile formed on the male's face as the thought of having an umbrella reminded the male of his friend Kisei and how he was never without his umbrella. Myrddin thought it strange when he first met the man, hiding from the sun under that umbrella like he was allergic to it. If only Kisei was here with him now, the male could use the umbrella and the company of a friend. Stepping into a puddle and feeling his socks soak from the water pulled the male from his thoughts of his friend and back to reality as well as the realization that he had not noticed the wear and tear he had placed on his boots. The male sighed heavily, kicking the puddle out of frustration at the realization that he did not bring extra shoes.

If he had been here for any other reason than the service of the Kazekage, the male would have undoubtedly turned back and returned home. However pride in his duty and refusal to allow himself to let his Kage down demanded he continued on, "I am sure they sells shoes in Amegakure, and maybe even umbrellas." Myrddin said aloud as he shook some of the excess water from his boots and continued down the path towards the village. Topping a hill the male caught sight of the gates to the village and the long line of umbrellas that lead down the path from the village, another sigh escaped his lips. "Yay a line," the male said with no enthusiasm as he headed down the small hill to take his place at the end of the line. There was nothing about lines that the male liked, the waiting killed him, of course in Kaze no Kuni he did not have to trouble himself with such mediocrities as the mere mention of his family name saw doors open. However since he had begun this journey the male has learned the few of the other countries care about how rich or influential his family was in Kaze no Kuni and would treat him as every other person. At first this infuriated the male, but he remembered was that his family was not always so influential in the land of wind and that his ancestors earned that respect and recognition. Myrddin took it upon himself to help spread his clans influence to other lands, a secondary reason as to why he decided to take on the journey himself. While the Kozai have been friends with most if not all the countries his entire life, he just recently learned of the truth about allies and how it only takes a second for them to turn against you. Going to speak to these allies himself as an Emissary for both the Kozai clan and the Kazekage of Sunagakure would give the male the chance to get a read on these people and learn what if any benefits could come from these alliances.

The line was moving, not at a necessary slow pace, but when your standing in a torrential downpour without an umbrella it might as well have not been moving at all. The sound of a voice behind him saying they hated queues caused the male to look back to see that he was at least not the only one without an umbrella, a woman by her voice and appearance though he could not see her face that well in the rain. "Me too, plus who wants to stand in a line in this weather?" He said with a chuckle, adding "my name is Myrddin" as he stretched out his gloved hand to shake the womans, dropping it back down after she either shook it or did not. "I know you weren't talking to me and I hope you don't mind. I just figured since we are having to stand here why not help the time go by with some conversation."



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4Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:27 pm

Orochi Risu

Orochi Risu


S-rank
The row of people just moved on so utterly slow that if it wasn't raining like crazy, Lamya would've long fallen asleep. Alas, it was indeed said aforementioned downpour of water which kept the woman awake, feeling the chilling winds to her bones while her clothes, even her cloak had managed to be soaked with incredible amounts of water. She had almost decided to blow her cover by trying to manipulate the water within her clothes to somewhat mitigate the cold she'd been suffering from, but alas, she also knew the risks it carried to do something like that, as despite her notable chakra accuracy and concentration, she wasn't quite sure if she wouldn't just end up manipulating the rain itself as well...which would no doubt end up causing a stir, something she obviously was keen to avoid at all cost.

Seeing as there was some movement in the queue again, the pale skinned woman let out a soft sigh and took a few steps forward, taking a gander at the people in front of and behind her, only to rather unsurprisingly notice that most people bore strikingly dreary faces and expressions, obviously all caused mainly by the continuous rainfall which just did not seem to let up anytime soon. For a moment, she tried to peer through the haze of rain to look at someone a bit further up in the row of people, who had actually responded to her remark on not exactly being a great fan of queues. Rather surprised that she was being talked to, Lamya kept silent for a moment, just figuring out wether or not she should've ignored the person talking to her or if she should respond in kind. After all, she was not at all sure if responding was a smart thing to do, but on the other hand it was perhaps better than remaining silent, surrounded by the drollest kind of people one could possibly imagine.

"Exactly...you'd think in a place like this, where there's seemingly no end to the rain, they'd at the very least do all this security stuff a bit more efficient," Catching a glimpse of the person who'd responded to her, she pulled her hood a bit back to reveal her pale white face and her signature golden eyes with the snakelike slit pupils, raising her hand to gesture towards the rest of the line behind her. "Just imagine being back there...you'd enter the village wet, tired and probably without any recollection why you came here in the first place."

Letting out a chuckle at her own remark, the woman looked at the young man and just nodded politely. "The name's L...Risu, Orochi Risu," It wasn't exactly strange that she'd almost managed to blurt out that name she was more commonly known by. She had used it as her pseudonym for so long that by now it had become more synonymous with her than her own name, which she only ever used sparcily given her...background. "I don't really mind a conversation...but it would've been nice if we could have one in a place where it is dry, comfy and cozy...preferably with some hot tea or coffee. Guess we're not going to have either of those in this case, so I think Rainy, dreary and soaked with a sidedish of frosty breezes will have to do for now."

Pulling on the hood of her cloak a bit, the woman prevented it from falling off or rather, from showing too much of herself, still prioritizing her mission over the conversation which was ensuing. For a moment she paused, pointing at the people in front of Myrrdin, which had begun to shuffle forwards again, so ofcourse she'd be moving forward too. "So...if you don't mind me asking, but...what did you come to this...eh...fine place for?" For a moment she stopped moving, her eyes widening a bit before she let out a gentle sigh. It seemed that this guy was a shinobi or at least a mercenary or a warrior of some kind, given the fact he was wearing a headband, but with the low visibility she couldn't quite make out more than just that, perhaps it was a good thing she hadn't worn her own headband in ages, preferring her masks in actual usage compared to it anyway. "Are you by any chance...you know, a shinobi?"

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5Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:04 pm

Myrddin

Myrddin


A-rank
There was a long pause after his words, causing the male to wonder if the woman just did not want conversation. Just as he was about to turn back around the male heard her respond, and a smile formed on his face. The woman pull her hood back slightly revealing her face to him, at least for the most part considering the rain. Her skin looked pale as though it had not seen sunlight in many years, perhaps she was a local, though considering she didn't have an umbrella that was unlikely. Her eyes golden and even in the downpour of rain looked as though they could Pierce into the soul of the male. She gestured behind her with her next words mentioning how it could be worst if they were way back at the end of the line, "well I am at least two of those things." Myrddin replied with a chuckle, the woman then introduced herself to be Risu Orochi. The name did not sound familiar to the male making him wonder where she hailed from, but he did not want to spoil the conversation by bombarding her with a bunch of questions as to who she was and where she came from, so instead he just went the short route with "It is very nice to meet you Risu." Besides the guards would undoubtedly ask all those questions, so he decided to stick with the simple conversation that they were having.

The woman's mention of having tea in a nice warm and dry location while having a conversation sounded like heaven to the male, "some Jasmine Tea would be absolutely lovely after all of this, perhaps they have a decent tea shop in the village we could stop by once we are in the village, if we every get through this." The woman adjusted her hood which appeared to have started to come off of her head from the weight of the water on it before pointing behind the male, Myrddin looked to see that the line was moving slowly but still moving away from them causing the male to move up. Myrddin could almost see the guards that were questioning everyone ahead of them, they were almost to the Gates, a sigh of relief came over the male at that realization. The woman's question of why he chose to come here was followed by her stopping and asking another question about him being a shinobi, Myrddin wondered why it seemed as though the woman seemed worried at the possibility of him being a shinobi. However he brushed the thought to the side as it really didn't matter to him, perhaps it wasn't worry maybe she just never met a shinobi before, although that would suggest she had been living under a rock her whole life considering how many shinobi there were in the world. "Yes I am a Shinobi. I am a Jōnin of Sunagakure, I have been charged by the Kazekage with informing the allies of the village of our return as well as secure any aid they might provide us." The male spoke with great pride in his mission despite the discomfort he had from the rain, still wishing he had thought to bring an umbrella. "What about yourself, what's a lovely lady such as yourself doing out here in this without an umbrella?"



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6Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:32 pm

Orochi Risu

Orochi Risu


S-rank
Keeping an eye on the moving line while entertaining herself with a pleasant amount of smalltalk with someone who seemed to be blissfully unaware of who he was talking to, was in a way rather refreshing for Lamya. Usually, things never went well in terms of conversations, simply because either she had revealed her more known pseudonym or she had already been recognised. Still, though it was refreshing to meet someone who did not recognise her, especially given that one moment of televised history in which she had been condemned as the enemy of the entire shinobi world, it seemed that a disappearance of about four years was enough to be long forgotten.

"Yasmin tea would indeed be a nice drink to have after all this, though I admittedly prefer either a cup of ceylon tea or a glass of icecold Oolong," Showing Myrrdin a somewhat gentle smile, her eyes darted back to the moving line for a moment, patting him softly on the shoulder to point out that they'd be moving a bit again, coming ever so close to the gates' security inspection. "While it would be nice though, I honestly doubt we'd find anything better than some crummy small teahouse in this place anyway."

Though she wanted to laugh, hearing him reveal that he was indeed a shinobi, made Risu a bit weary of the situation, but even more so when he revealed that not only was he a shinobi, but he was a jonin and one from sunagakure apparently. In reaction to this news, the pupils in her eyes constricted to the point they were but hairthin lines within her golden irises, as she did her outmost best to keep her composure by silently clenhcing both her teeth and her fists for a mere instant. However, it seemed that despite being from THAT place, Myrrdin apparently truly did not realize he was talking to one of the people who had been responsible for both the village's initial downfall and the subsequent war that erupted. "Hmm, a jonin, doesn't that make you one of your village's top shinobi? That must mean you are truly here for some important business...though it's a bit odd to see just one shinobi...aren't you people usually in teams?"

She was now trying to fish out some minor, but crucial information of her conversation partner, after all it was in her own best interest if he was alone. Seeing as he did not recognize her, for now he posed no threat to her own goals and safety thereof. "Oh...I don't think my reason for coming here can even compare to yours, given you're a rather high ranking shinobi, while I'm but a humble roaming doctor and practicioner in medicine. I only came here to try and get my hands on some goods that they only have in this country."

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7Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:35 am

Myrddin

Myrddin


A-rank
Myrddin tried not to chuckle at the woman's remark at being one of the top shinobi in the village, while he considered himself to be the top shinobi in the world he would humble himself in the presence of a beautiful woman. "I would not say I am one of the top shinobi, I am sure there are those that are stronger than I am." Myrddin would turn back to walk forward, rolling his once he was facing away from the woman. Smiling at the thought that there was anyone better than he was, as he moved forward he turned his head back to the woman. "Normally you would be right, we travel in teams because it's safer when on missions. However in this case it is just a minor diplomatic visit in which there is no real danger, besides if anything did happen I am sure I would be able to handle it." As the line stopped briefly Myrddin would turn around fully to face the woman, "You should never underestimate your importance Risu, even a roaming doctor can be a bigger importance than all the shinobi of the world, to the people they help and the lives they saved." Turning his head slightly and seeing the line move, Myrddin would turn back around and move forward so that Risu did not have to keep telling him that the line was moving. Having finally reached the gates to the village and a small canopy covering where the guards were for the checkpoint, Myrddin was ecstatic to finally be out of the rain even if it was just a few seconds. With still a few people between him and the guards desk Myrddin would look back to the woman, "if only they were nice enough to cover the whole line with this, we might of have time to partially dry before having to get back in the rain." He said with a slight chuckle, his voice low so that the guards would not hear and possibly take offense. Upon finally reaching the desk Myrddin would smile brightly at the guards before fishing out a small scroll from the scroll pouch on his belt, "lovely weather you guy's got here." The two guards standing behind the one at the desk did not even blink in his direction, while the one behind the desk scoffed at the male's remark. The look on the guards face was one of annoyance, whether with him or something else entirely Myrddin did not know. Having wasted enough of both of their time Myrddin handed the man a scroll, the guard read the parchment with a quickness before stamping it and waving the male through. Walking past the guards and into the gates so that Risu could go through the checkpoint as well, Myrddin would stop at the sight of a tea shop just inside the gates and turned back to the woman. "I have some business to take care of, as I am sure you do as well. Perhaps we can meet up at this tea shop once our business is concluded and we can continue the conversation in a better suited environment?"



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8Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:58 pm

Orochi Risu

Orochi Risu


S-rank
With just a feint smile on her face, Risu responded to the shinobi's rather eloquent look on his own status within his village and probably beyond. "Well, let me at the very least praise you for being humble...it's not every day that a shinobi would evaluate their own worth in comparison to others," Her words sounded a bit cynical, somewhat alluding to both her own past self, who had been humbled in the most gruesome of ways by men far beyond her own power and to her current self, who with the knowledge that she was not the strongest or most powerful, simply accepted that fact. "Perhaps one day Sunagakure might blossom once more. After those terrible things which had happened to it, with people like you it might yet again become the pearl in the desert it once was."

Being given a remark on her own importance in the world, almost made the woman choke on her own breath, coughing with her hand in front of her mouth, tears welling up in her eyes from trying to withold herself from ending up in a fit of laughter. "Jee, thanks...Usually I get told the people of my profession are growing to become obsolete with the increasing versatility among shinobi in the arts of healing."

As Myrrdin moved up to the security check, the missing shinobi posing as a doctor could only chuckle at his lighthearted remark towards the shinobi of amigakure, though not finding it in the least a bit surprising that these hardened gate guardians would be so stoïc and unmoving in both heart and temper. Straightening up her clothes a bit, Risu knew it was soon her turn and surely enough, when the shinobi had managed to pass the security, she as well moved on to show the gate guardians her papers, hoping the validation wouldn't take too much time, after all, despite the fact that she was not really a doctor, the papers were still real documents provided by Iwagakure's top brass. "I might find a cure for that stoïcism of yours one day," She instantly remarked when the gate guardian simply stamped her papers with a stonelike, unmoving and unemotional face. "Must be bad for business to have such frownifaces at the gates."

With a scoff from the guards, Risu regained possession of her papers and moved on through the gates, smiling when the suna shinobi proposed they'd each go about to do their business and meet up at a rather bland looking teashop near the gates. "That sounds lovely, would one or two hours suit you the most, I just need to go to the administration building for some information anyway...so I might be needing at least an hour to conclude my business."

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9Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:47 am

Myrddin

Myrddin


A-rank
The male could not help but smirk at the woman's comment to the guards and finding a cure for their stone-like attitudes. Hearing that the woman needed an hour or two in order to deal with her own business was just what the male was hoping for, "better make it two hours, got a lot of different stops I have to make. Besides those lines at administration moves slower than the one that we just got out of, but at least you will be dry while you wait hopefully."

With that the male would part ways with the woman, heading to the market place to speak with the various merchants. Myrddin knew that he was not going to enjoy the next hour or two with everything that needed to be done, but at least he had the cup of tea to look forward too with the nice doctor he had met. His first stop however was getting himself an umbrella, luckily for him a shop not far from the gate had some displayed in the window. Stepping into the shop out of the downpour of rain was rather refreshing, pulling the hood down from his head the male would get his first real breath of the countries air, the smell or rain and wood would fill his senses as he looked around the small shop as he stepped up to the counter and rang the bell. "Yes, yes. I'll be with you in a minute," called a voice from the back of the shop. Myrddin would look down at his wardrobe that was still dripping with water from the rain, he really didn't want to ha e to buy all new clothes, these were custom made for him and it would take far too much time to get another outfit fitted such as it was. Myrddin had a very slim figure, it was not something that bothered him, it was however something that caused normal clothes to swallow him as if he were trying to were his big brother's or father's clothing rather than clothes that fit him. Shops just never seemed to have his size it was always too small or too big no middle ground, at least for him. A thought popped into his head as he stood there thinking about clothing, maybe if he was careful enough he could use his fūton chakra to remove the water from his clothing or at the very least air-dry it with the quickness. He inhaled deeply focusing his chakra before exhaling and allowing the fūton to flow out of every one of his tenketsu, in less than a second his clothes were dry once more. His little trick with the air however had more power than he intended causing some of the shelves within the shop to shake and some items to fall, "hey you, stop that. You break it you buy it!" Came a yell from the back followed by a rather small old woman rounding the corner and heading for the desk. "My apologies ma'am, I will reimburse you for all of the damages." Myrddin said with a smile and a slight bow of his head as the woman reached the counter, "my name is Myrddin Kozai of Sunagakure, I am here for various reasons. However the most important of them being the purchase of an umbrella." The woman standing before him looked as though she might explode at his words, breaking into a laughter that sent a chill down the male's spine. "Are you telling me you travelled into Ame no Kuni, and you didn't have an umbrella? What are you baka?" The woman stated between her laughter when she finally regained some kind of composure, the male could see where the woman was coming from. Of course if he had actually planned this trip he would have thought about bringing an umbrella, but since this trip was a last minute decision as a way to avoid attention from his actions in the land of Rivers there was little he could do. "Yes we'll, the fact remains that I am in need of an umbrella," as he spoke he stepped forward feeling the discomfort in his feet, "and some boots size nine if you have them." The woman left the counter still laughing at the male for not having an umbrella, when she returned she laid the umbrella and a pair of boots down on the counter. "That'll be seventeen hundred ryo," the woman stated holding up her hand as she waited for her money. "you're joking right, there is no way that is worth that much." The woman gave him a very dirty look before motioning around her shop, "you break my goods, you pay" were the only words she spoke before holding up her hand once more, Myrddin would sigh heavily before pulling his ryo out of his pouch and handing it to the woman. "Ah, thank you for your patronage young Traveller. Do visit again." The woman stated as she head back to the back of the shop wave the male away as she walked, Myrddin changed into the new boots before sealing his originals away, in hopes that the shoemaker in the Kozai compound would be able to repair them. He wasn't the biggest fan of the boots that the woman brought him, mostly because they were brown in color, however they fit so be would not argue for now taking the umbrella in hand the male would leave the shop and head out to take care of his business.

The male would arrive at the tea house a little after an hour and a half after he parted ways with the doctor, having completed his business faster than he thought. It seems that when you mention large payments upon delivery, most merchants will do whatever it is you ask. With such an abundance of rice in this country it is fairly cheap, but when speaking of travelling across a desert it comes with a higher price, not to mention that they have to travel further now than they did years before with the new location of the village but it will all be worth it in the end. As he entered the tea house he would stow his umbrella in the bin by the door with the others before looking around to see if he saw Risu there yet, if she had already arrived he would join her where she was, if she had not yet finished her business he would find a table to wait for her. The tea house was small and rather ran down, but the fireplace gave the room warmth and made it quite inviting.

"Well I hope everything went well for you, Lady Risu." Myrddin would state to the doctor once they were sitting together, hoping that she had gotten what she had came to this country for as he had.



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10Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 am

Orochi Risu

Orochi Risu


S-rank
Risu laughed gently, truly two hours was most likely the best course of action for the both of them it seemed, though truly indeed, her little lies had not been seen through luckily enough. Ofcourse she had some business in the village's administration building, though this was more or less just to snoop around and take notice of Amigakure's visible security and how it did its daily operations. After all, her main goal was split into two objectives: the procurement of a hideout and a more personal deal with amigakure's leaders which was purely for her own advancement in the world.

Bidding Myrddin the best of luck on his impending business he had to attend, the woman moved her way calmly through the streets of the village. It wasn't surprising to see that most of the houses and buildings in the more secluded, outer quarters of the village were of poor and inferior quality compared to the more important places and their apparent buildings. Vagrants and beggars roamed the streets and even if more than two decades had passed since the time where they said some Uchiha by the name of Hao had done the impossible of burning down a village in the land of eternal rainfall, there was still that feeling of depression you would only get from a nation driven down on its knees in utter humiliation. No matter what street or alley the woman passed through, she'd be confronted with the same despair she had seen in Sunagakure right after it had been destroyed by her own compatriots in that atrocity.

Luckily for her, reaching the administration building wasn't as much of a hassle as Myrddin had projected to her, with only a handful of people apparently being given acces beyond the public floors downstairs anyway. Walking up to the reception of the administration building, Risu showed her papers to the receptionist and inquired wether or not there would be a possibility for her to have a brief audience with the one in charge of the village. However, after she had given the woman behind the desk her papers, all Risu got was a stern look and a negative nod in response. It appeared only people of high rank and great importance were allowed to have an audience with those in command of the village and the land of rain in a whole. Annoyed by this blatant refusal, Risu slipped into a more recognisable demeanor and persona she had meticulously crafted for herself, that of The Lamya. With her pupils narrowing to thin slits and a cruel grin upon her otherwise pale and snakelike visage, she calmly instructed the receptionist to pass through that she insisted on having a word with the leader of Amigakure.

The receptionist wanted to yet again tell Risu that there would be no such thing, yet all of a sudden, a masked shinobi appeared out of nowhere next to the woman behind the desk and bowed down next to the receptionist, leaning forward so his mask was but an inch away from her ears. It seemed he whispered something which shocked the woman behind the desk, as she suddenly showed a forced smile and took a paper which she strted to fill in and stamped it with a large stamp. Giving the paper to Risu, the woman asked her to wait for an escort to come and pick her up and wether or not she would like to have some tea in the meantime, which Risu refused as she already had an appointment at a teahouse which she was looking forward to for a whole lot of reasons.

After what seemed to be an eternity, yet in truth had only been a few minutes at most, a small detachment of masked shinobi appeared out of nowhere, motioning Risu to follow them upstairs. Ofcourse, she complied, following the small team of masked shinobi into a seperate hall with a large roundabout staircase leading to the upper floors where she would be ending up in a room with tatami mats on the floor and screens made out of ricepaper and wood covering half of the large room she stood in. The masked shinobi which had escorted her to this room took their place among the rest of the masked shinobi which were lined up on each side of the room, flanked with elaborately crafter torches and carpets depicting various battlefields of the past.

From behind the screens, a shadow appeared, asking what it was that she wanted to discuss with the leader of the land of rain. Risu chuckled and simply waved her hands, teeling the mysterious figure that it was not so much a request, but more of a mutual exchange to both parties' best interest. Slightly intrigued by this, the shadowy figure behind the screens asked what it might be she had to offer to the village hidden in the rain and what it was that she desired in return.

"What I desire is knowledge, the power to unravel all of this world's deepest secrets and to find some use or them, be it to enrich myself or to strengthen myself, either is fine," Reaching for something within her clothes, she pulled out a small scroll and handed it over to an attending shinobi who quickly brought it to the person behind the screens. For a moment it remained quiet, until a sudden, dry chuckle could be heard resonating sinisterly through the room. The attending shinobi appeared from behind the screen and gave a nod, allowing Risu to further explain herself. "Recent events have turned the shinobi world upside down, without leadership, but with more material and secrets that one could possibly count. All I wish is for you to allow me free passage into this land, a place for me to work and a steady supply of...subjects dead or alive doesn't matter. In return I will grant you information on how the great powers are moving and any kinjutsu you wish to aqcuire that is within my capacity."

For a moment the room remained silent, with the attenting shinobi leaning down behind the screen, apparently talking to the shadowy person, before rising again and giving a nod. "Your request will be taken into account, you will receive word from us when all preperations have been made from our side. Your deal is most interesting, so now go, pleased to know you have not been killed for acting so arrogant in our land."

With a swift bow, the woman turned around and was escorted back to the lower floor of the administration building by the masked shinobi, where they eventually vanished again, leaving her to her own devices. Letting out a sigh in relief, Risu walked out of the building, back through the streets of Amigakure to meet up with the shinobi she had met at the gates, keen to have that promised tea at the teashop near the gates of the village.

Upon arriving, Risu noticed that Myrddin had apparently already returned, apparently waiting for her while already having gotten his hand on a nice spot in the establishment. While approaching the man with a greeting, she sat down at his table and let out a sigh of relief. "People are so stiff in this place, maybe a good trip to some hot spring might actually be my most accurate prescription for most people here. So, how did it go for you...I hope it went a bit less...formal than my arrangements." She smiled and raised her hand to motion one of the shop's attendants to come and take their order. "I might actually be pretty keen on visiting Sunagakure again, been a while since I've been there...give or take a few years."

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11Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} Empty Re: Of Rice & Rain {Lamya} on Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:58 pm

Myrddin

Myrddin


A-rank
Not seeing the doctor in the tea house as he arrived Myrddin would take a seat at the table closest to the fireplace, the heat from the fire was a welcoming feeling after all the time in the cold rain. As he let the warmth wash over him the male took a look at the small menu they had sitting on the table, to his delight they had the tea he wanted, he just hoped they knew the proper way to make it. Though to be respectful of the doctor he would wait to place his order for her to arrive, seeing her as she walked in he would wave her over to him, hoping that she would not be bothered by the heat coming from the fireplace. He would rise briefly as the doctor reach the table returning to his seat as she sat down, a habit instilled in his brain since childhood that he simply could not shake. "Yes they are pretty stiff aren't they, you would be surprised how much they charge just to get a shipment of Rice let alone several. My business went pretty well, though I still have more to do in the morning just didn't get through the gate in time before they closed today." It was no time at all after Risu motioned for one of the workers that a young man arrived at their table to take their order. "Yes, how may I help you?" Said in a tone that at least sounded slightly more cheerful than the tones of the other villagers the male had spoken too. "Um yes, I'll have some Jasmine tea and I believe it was Ceylon tea, for the Lady." Myrddin said as he looked to Risu to confirm or correct the statement, hoping he remembered the correct tea from their conversation earlier. After the shop attendant left the table Myrddin would continue their conversation, "oh you should visit, through it's not in the same location as the original village. It's actually along the coast on the southern reaches of Kaze no Kuni, which is one of the reasons I think they charged me so much for the rice, a lot longer journey than it was a few years ago when our villages originally had this arrangement." Myrddin would chuckle slightly at his mention of spending extra money, though he actually calculated spending more than what he had. "Though I would suggest travel to Suna to everyone because of the sheer beauty our Kazekage has created, I believe it would be especially beneficial for you as a doctor. The desert alone has many different medicinal herbs, not to mention the Kozai clan having a garden with rare herbs and plants, as well as an extensive library about all kinds of different things, including an encyclopedia of medical herbs and medicine that I would be happy to show you." He would smile slightly at the woman as the man who took their order arrived with their tea, taking his cup Myrddin would take a sip and was delighted that it tasted halfway decent. Not nearly as good as he had it back at the Estate, but at the same time a lot better than the tea he has had in other villages. "I hope your tea is to your liking, Lady Risu" he would motion with his cup as he took another sip of his tea before sitting the cup on the table.



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