It was another misty day in Kōzuigakure. Everthing was normal, and the Border guards were sleeping as if the world had rested in peace. Ayame Yamada was busy in the Kōzui Shrine, she had just got a letter of alliance from a village called Yamataikoku. Suddenly a Ninja appeared, he looked more like a scientist though. "Well the Guardian Project is complete, Sennin. We need you to look at it."said the Ninja in a hurried tone. "Well, I may have to leave now, I will let Kinta Homoeda, know about it." said the Kōzui Sennin.
Seigō, Azusa, and Ashlotte walked down a dirt road. "I don't see why I had to come" stated Azusa he places his hand on his head. "I think it will be fun to visit a new place" smiled Ashlotte she moves over to Azusa and grabs his hand and speeds up. Seigō looks at the two "ah young love" the walks being the two.
From Far away, a Ninja saw these foreign Shinobi, as he quickly flickered towards the Shrine."Kōzui Sennin, reporting the presence of three foreign Shinobi, one of them being a Kunoichi." said the mysterious man. "Well, so they have finally reached. Thanks for the info Chōzen Akimichi," said the Kōzui Sennin in wonder. She then looked towards a sleepy Ninja, and shouted,"Uzumaki, get down the road and bring them in"."Al right Lady", Ben said as he rushed towards the Foreign Ninja's. As he came towards them, " I recognize that you are from Yamataikoku, hope I am correct," Ben said nervously looking at the Trio.
The three stopped "yes we are from Yamataikoku. I am Seigō Nakano" he turns to Azusa and Ashlotte who are still handling hands. He turns back to the ninja "I'm guessing your from Kōzuigakure. We are here to escort the Kōzui Sennin". Ashlotte looks at the ninja an smiles.
"Well, since Ayame as been a sennin for only two months, we need time for preparations," frowned Ben as he led them towards the Shrine. "How is your place, is it scary there," Ben wondered loudly as they walked towards the Shrine. The three walked behind the ninja "Yamataikoku is a really peaceful place, not scary at all" stated Ashlotte. "Well maybe the underground city my be to some or the dark lands" laughed Azusa.
As the Reached the Shrine, Ayame was already to go, "Three Ninja's, what kind of protection squad is it. I think I will have to bring my own"thought Ayame, as she summoned seven ninja's,"I going out, Chōzen stay guard on civil duty, Zen, Ben and Kotone pack your bag's you are coming with us, Kinta you are in charge of the village, Daikoku make sure that operation is a success, Ebisu you are dismissed, but stay on guard, Ben lead the guests to their room, they must be tired from the long walk."yelled Ayame
Seigō smiled "thank you from the rooms" stated Seigō. Azusa looks at the summoned ninja "I guess they are the guardians" thought Azusa.Kotone smiled at Seigō, "Whenever, you are ready meet us at the gate".
The Journey BeginsEdit
Ayame and her three guards, were standing near the gates, waiting for the foreign ninja's. Seigō, Azusa, and Ashlotte stood in the room "this village isn't that bad it seems friendly" stated Ashlotte. Seigō picks up Lan Caihe Flower and Yǐtiānjiàn and places at his side "lets get going". Azusa walks to the door "yeah the faster we get done here the faster we can get home" he walks out of the door. "what wrong with him" says Ashlotte as she turns to Seigō "I guess returning after four years and he has to escort someone" the two walk out of the door. Moments later they reach the gate "are things ready?" stated Seigō."Everything is ready, lead the way,"said Ayame as she began to walk. Kotone followed her playing her flute. Ben and Zen, stayed back watching the two energetic kunoichi," All this, when I was having the best day ever,"grumped Ben.
"Ok" then smiled Seigō they begin walking. Azusa places his hands on his head "finally I get to see the others after so long". Ashlotte walks closer to Azusa "I'm sure they can't wait to see you" she smiled. "So, how much longer do we have to walk ?" asked Ayame,"I can't wait to meet your Leader". "It would take at least five days by walking" stated Seigō "but we don't have to walk the entire way I would teleport use close to the village " Seigō smiled. "Teleportation, not a bad idea......!"said Ayame, as she and the others agreed to be teleported.
"Ok then" said Seigō as he pulled out a special Kunai he throws it and makes the dragon seal. The Space-Time Kunai splits into three pieces and forms a triangle. He makes the bird seal a image Shiryokugakure appears in the triangle He turns to Ayame "since the village is protected, this is the closest we can get with this jutsu" Ashlotte and Azusa walks through "it is only a days walk away".
"What, we still have to walk, ?" grumped Ben. "Don't worry..!"laughed Kotone, as she started playing her flute, four huge birds glided from the air, took the group on their back, (Kotone and Ashlotte in one, Ken and Ben in one, Seigō and Azusa in one and Ayame in the other), the birds then flew towards the Village. "Just head of the giant tree in the distance" pointed Seigō "Finally" stated Azusa "I will get to see the others soon" Ashlotte looked at Azusa and smiled. She turns to Kotone "your music is good" she said as she smiles. "Thank you, my sister taught it to me,"smiled Kotone as they reached the gates. The Flood Ninja's stepped a foot back, telling the Yamatai Shinobi to take the lead.
Seigō walked to the gate and placed his hand on it the gate glows and disappears "finally" Azusa walked through the gate "I'm going to go see the others" he flickers away. "He at least could have waited" said Ashlotte she states walking. "I'm sure the Shāman kōtei is waiting for us."
"Great lead the way, i can't wait," said Ayame as she went in right away. followed by Kotone. Zen walked behind them. Ben stood on the spot looking at Seigō and Ashlotte. Seigō walked in and continued down a stone path. Ashlotte looks and Ben an gestures for him to enter, walks in and waves to a few villagers. Ben, moves along searching for a Ramen shop. "How much further ?" Ben asks Ashlotte. "It's not much longer" stated Ashlotte "but if you want I can show you a few places to eat"."No,Duty comes first," laughed Ben, as he tried to keep up with the others.
"That's true" laughed Ashlotte a raven landed on Seigō's shoulder. "I see you are back earlier then expected" said the raven. "I know let shortie know we will be their soon" the raven nods then flies away."Who is this Shortie, ?" smiled Kotone. "That's my nickname for the Shāman kōtei" laughed Seigō "you will see why soon....though she might get mad if I call her that around others". "Could you tell us more about your Kōtei ?"replied Ayame, smiling at Seigō.
"Well she's overbearing, overprotective, evil looking, and oh yeah short" laughed Seigō "that's a mother for you" laughed Ashlotte." Well I hope, your security is perfect, Our country is a peaceful land without S-Rank Criminals, And I hate situations were you have to protect the village from a strong S-Rank Ninja's" said Zen, as he signaled Ben to walk faster.
"Well you don't have to worry about security here" stated as Yoshikage appears at the entrances on the Shāman kōtei house. She looks at Ayame an the other ninja "the Shāman kōtei is waiting". She walks up the stairs then turns to Seigō and smiles, she continues walking up the stairs. "Well lets get this meeting stated" he walks up the stair and though the doors. The Flood Ninja's silently moved along, looking at the awesomeness of the Shaman Infrastructure.
Seigō escorted the flood ninja though the house Ashlotte splits from the group and walks down a hall. After moments of walking they reach a large elaborately dercorated door "Well she is behind this door now you will meet the shortie"..... the doors swing open. "Who are you calling short" Himiko stated from across the room Seigō laughs as he walks into the room. "Well, so thats the Kōtei, she looks pretty younger than you Miss Kōzui Sennin, ........?" asked the puzzled Ben,"Will you shut up, ?"said the annoyed Ayame, she then pointed out towards Zen, who walks forward with a package in his hands. " A humble gift from Kōzuigakure, Miss Shaman Kōtei,"said the Kōzui Sennin, inspecting her thoroughly.
"Thank you" laughed Himiko she takes the package. She gets up and looks at Seigō "well?" Seigō sighs and walks over to her. He places his hand on her head and smiles annoyed she knocks his hand "really my child" said Himiko "yes mother" smiled Seigō. She turns to the Kōzui Sennin "I too have a gift for you as well". She raises her hand and creates a raident Dodecahedron crystal it floats over to the Kōzui Sennin "I have a feeling this will come in handy later".
"Thanks for the gift, Miss Shaman Kōtei, I hope our meeting turns out something fruitful," said Ayame, as Kotone took the crystal. Himiko smiled "you can just call me Himiko" she turned to Seigō "the others are waiting on you" he nods and walks out of the room". She turn back to Ayame "do you wish to rest and eat before the meeting begins?". "I am fine, Miss Shaman Kōtei, but my comrades need a rest, can we call it a day and start our meeting tomorrow ?" requested Ayame, looking at the hungry Ben.
Himiko smiled "Sure...and feel free to explore the village" she walks back to her desk "let me know when your ready".
As the Flood Ninja's came out of the building, Ben rushed of to a Ramen shop taking Zen along with him, As he rushed inside the shop, he could here two people talking about someone called Sano Mikoto, but neglected it, because of his hunger. He then quicky looked at the Owner, placing his order.
Kaosuteki and Akari walked into the village. "I wonder how the others are. I can't wait to see them" smiled Akari. Kaosuteki walked to the ramen shop "well I'm going to eat something first". As the two walked into the shop they were greeted by the people in it, they set down and placed an order. "I wonder who they are" stated Akari as she points to the Flood Ninja. Zen glanced them, in a alert mood, ready to strike if needed. Ben, didn't notice them as he was busy with his Ramen," Yaw man, wish I could get to know the recipe, this is delicious." said Ben, still not taking his eyes of his dish.
Kaosuteki and Akari looked at the ninja for a moment then turned away as their food came. "This looks good" smiled Kaosuteki who stated digging in. Ashlotte walked in and went over to the flood ninja, she looks at Ben "I'm guessing you're enjoying the food here".Ben, still with his eyes on his plate, didn't hear anything the girl said, while Zen turned towards the girl and said," The food's tasty, sorry about my brother, he has nothing but ramen in his mind".
"Don't worry it happens a lot" she smiled "Is their anything you would like to know about the villages?""Well," said Zen, "Is this the only nation in the north, ? Are there any more, I have not heard of ?,...Well, its crowded here, lets go out and talk", Zen stood up, slipping some change into Ben's pockets.
Ashlotte walks out of the shop "no the north is home to other places besides here. Their are seven other main lands, along with several other little places" she smiles "do you wish to see the surroundings, we could talk a walk outside the village"."Great I would love to, lets go," said Zen, blushing a little. "okay" she walks to the entrance of the gate and opens it "the Ancient Valley is near here lets visit that".
The Arrival Edit
Takeda , Zenkichi, and Mangetsu stood on top of a cliff "so that is Yamataikoku and the home of them said Mangetsu as he looked in the distance "if only we could enter". Zenkichi turned to Takeda then looked away "lets get this done" Takeda said as he jumped off the cliff "well his in a hurry" laughed Zenkichi has he jumped down followed by Mangetsu. The three ninja raced toward the village. Zen passed by talking with Ashlotte and bumped with Zenkichi.
Ashlotte quickly grabbed Zen and jumped far back "this is bad" she stated as she got ready for a fight". Mangetsu stopped "well well if it isn't little Ashlotte with a new friend" Takeda and Zenkichi stood next to him. "Where are the other?" stated Zenkichi, "It doesn't matter we just need one" stated Takeda. Ashlotte summoned her sword. "Wow, who are these people, and Why are you so serious, Ashlotte ?" asked the puzzled Zen.
"They are the criminal organization Nehan kei, and I think you should get ready" She swings her sword releasing a massive blast of energy toward the three. Takeda pulls out his sword and cuts the attack in half. He swings it again causing the ground to split underneath Ashlotte and Zen."Damn, encounter with a criminal Organisation is boring without your friends to fight with," groaned Zen as he jumped away from the splitting, "But real men play cards, take these and tell me who as the joker card ?" said Zen as he equally distributed the cards to the tree roque ninja's.
As the cards reached Takeda they burned, sheathed his swords "I don't have time for children's card games". The card burned as the joker symbol was reveled on it. The joker card exploded, as the explosion took place, Zen took Ashlotte's hand and hid in a grassy area, little in front of the rogue ninja's.
Takeda shrugged off the explosion "find them.....bring the girl to me" he stated. "What about the other one?" spoke Mangetsu "I don't care what you do with him". Zenkichi placed his hand on the ground "Earth Release: Earth-Style Rampart" he and mangetsu rises up above the Takeda "found you" he quickly weaves a few hand seal "Earth Release: Earth Dragon Bullet" shots of hard mud shoots at the two. Zen weaved some handsigns, and formed a mirror in front of them, and deflected the Dragon Bullet back at the trio." Ashlotte escape from here and contact your Shaman Kōtei, I will hang-out till then" said Zen as he took a card from his pocket.
"I will not leave you here alone" she quickly weaves hand seals "Wind Release: Vacuum Wave" powerful wave of wind rips the rampart asunder "I have already alerted the village, now we just have to hold off for them" Mangetsu landed and summoned Ravage. It charges that the two and releases several blast of chakra. Zenkichi placed his hand on the ground "Water Release: Rising Water Slicer" a torrent of water shoots at them.
In village Seigō Nakano rushed to Himiko "It seems like they have sent the big guns".
Zen used his Mirrors to deflect and attack Ravage, then he threw a card written "Fuinjutsu: Puppet Sealer" as he sealed Ravage.
~In the Village~
"Lets keep this from spreading" stated Himiko "tell the other as well as the other flood ninja" Yoshikage Kurokami shattered into a dozen ravens and flew to the food ninja.
"Salamander, looks like I need my Animal Tcg Deck, for this one,." thought Zen, as he jumped High into the trees.
Ifrit charged at zen and released a massive fire infused roar. Zenkichi looked at Ashlotte "why don't you be a good girl and come with us?". She swings her sword releasing wave of energy toward Zenkichi. Zen creates a mirror, and uses it to deflect the attack back at Zenkichi.
Takeda moved infront of the attack and stopped it with his hand "this is a waste of time" he draws his sword and swings it sending out a massive waves of chakra in the form of a large creature. Zen looked at the massive waves as another huge creature came forward and defended Zen from the blast. Zen looked behind him,"Kōzui Sennin, you didn't have to interfere my battle," said Zen. "Nevermind, go call the others, we need company,........" said Ayame as she and Kotone got ready to battle, Ben came running, saying,"I heard that blast, and the Ramen was good,". Ken created a mirror and entered it.
"Well well it seems as if we have some intruders" spoke Ifrit who landed next to Takeda. "Calm down Mangetsu. It doesn't matter just get capture girl" Zenkichi said as he quickly begins to gather chakra around him. Takeda glared at Ayame. Ayame, glanced back at Takeda saying," Be careful everyone, he might trap us in a Genjutsu,".
"Deal with the others quickly" said Takeda, Zenkichi quickly weaves a few hand seals and slams his hand on the ground "Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees" he then smalls his other hand on the ground "Earth Release: Earth Corridor" a giant forest and begins to move around seperating the ninja. Ifrit stared a ben releasing flames from's its mouth every few seconds. Zenkichi stared at Kotone and Ashlotte from high in the trees "well it seems like I have the pretty ones" he stated as he smiled. Finally Takeda continued to glare at Ayame "I hope your ninja are strong enough alone". "You don't have to worry about us," laughed Ayame, as she used her speed, to reach near Takeda and swung her sword towards his neck.
Takeda grabbed the blade of her sword "good because those two do not know how to hold off against kid" he throws her back and swings his sword releasing a large blast in the form of a thunder bird. "Fighting Beast style, I'll show you what real beast's are"said Ayame as she drew and created ice beast.