"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. This is motto of the Priory of Yin. The subtle adjustment of meaning constitutes a shifting paradigm involving the pinnacle of manipulation. Therefore, it is my goal to bridge the gap between those hidden in shadow and other subvert organizations such as Akatsuki or the Enlightened Ones and to rend them towards our ideals. Though no matter their strength, ideals, creeds, dogmas, family...they are merely extensions of our ideals as there is none higher."
"Destroying the sovereign identity from within each nation every captivating moment."
~Theme of Zōu Shì
Zōu Shì (鄒氏, Sūshi) is a esteemed member of the preeminent Sargon and Asu's ambassador to other smaller organizations. She is also the president of the Priory of Yin, is an international fraternal and religious organization founded at the beginning of Sargon's development. Originally it was intended to be modeled after and associated with ancient arts but under the leadership of Sargon, P.O.Y was reorganized around the Law of Duality, as its central religious principle. This Law—expressed as “As below, as above and as above, as below”. Similar to many secret organizations, P.O.Y.(Priory of Yin) membership is based on an initiatory system with a series of degree ceremonies that use ritual drama to establish fraternal bonds and impart spiritual and philosophical teachings.
She was initiated into Sargon on grounds of her becoming the Tokisada clan leader as a pact made with the Sage of the Astral Plane by her ancestors centuries ago. As the current for Ambassador (大使, Taishi) or former title Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (特命全権大使, Tokumeizenkentaishi) for Sargon, Zōu Shì makes it her best effort in trying to initiate new sub-organizations into Sargon and spreading the organizations beliefs, ideals, goals and issues in order to push the shinobi world into the Age of Illumination. This Age of Illumination that Sargon, no, the age that Zōu Shì seeks has been in the workings under the Tokisada clan for centuries. The inimitable agenda crafted by Zōu Shì promotes the interests of both Sargon and her illustrious clan. The purpose of the Sargon Ambassador is to assimilate other criminal and religious such as Akatsuki. The method of cultural assimilation used by Zōu Shì can be described as a form of enticement and internal corruption. By gaining control of an organization's top member through the Branded Infidel or through her own abilities, Zōu Shì can intimidate them into submission. Combined with the seal’s unique relationship between the applicator and the receiver, this method has not failed in a single instance throughout her entire service as Sargon’s Ambassador.
The epithet Bringer of the Hadean Era (冥王代時代の運び手, Meiōdai Jidai no Hakobi-Te) stems from her frightening use of Lava Release to which she reigns supreme. In no facet of Lava Release could her skill be considered nothing but the apex of it evolution. This title is no understatement but rather a accurate description of her unfathomable abilities in the molten arts. She is often recognized as the pioneer of Lava Release and as such, it's considered a bold statement due to the controversy around it. Zōu Shì has exhibited a level of Lava Release control that is difficult to ignore. Every aspect of her mastery has sent shockwaves through would-be practitioners of the molten form. Her creativity of chakra infused lava and even that of natural lava/magma seemingly matches or even surpasses that of Son Gokū. With her insightful view into the nature of lava, Zōu Shì has surmised that Lava Release itself covers a variety of chambers to include volcanic activity and even magma. This foundation had inspired members of the Tokisada Clan and the members of her priory to worship her as a deity known simply as the Vehement Lava Goddess (猛烈な溶岩の女神 , Mōretsuna Yōgan no Megami).
Zōu Shì is a distinguished and honored aristocrat of the Sargon High Council who desires to expand the internal and external powers through Sargon by utilizing her power as head of the Tokisada Clan. Her sophistication, exquisiteness and gloriousness have enthralled many who come across her, as others label her beauty to be at the same time perilous. Since she loves to flaunt her natural talents, her pride with her status as a Sargon High Council member and a former village leader borderlines arrogance and makes her seem smug and somewhat snobbish. Throughout the years, Zōu Shìhas maintained physical fitness at a peak level in regards to natural conditioning. As you can see below, Zōu Shì is enamored with the color blue and any accentual hue of it. So therefore, the majority of Zōu Shì's wardrobe contains the color blue if not all of it. Of her facial features, one of her most distinguishing features is her beauty mark below her left eye. Her hair, is often raven signifying nobility within the Tokisada clan in which all female clan members have a natural hair color of autumn, cranberry shimmer. Her complexion is that of reminiscent of porcelain adorned with a miniscule amount of tattoos. Her skin is undoubtedly soft. It is free of any blemishes, cuts, abrasions, stretch marks or any other imperfections. Her fragrance as stated by her opponents is the scent of euphoria and as a noblewoman, she makes sure that there is time throughout her busy schedule to stay in a pristine condition. The scent is undeniably calming to the heart and lulls as sense of desire into those that catch even the fairest sniff.
Her wardrobe varies from time to time, in Sargon high council meetings, Zōu Shì typically wears flower ornaments along with a blue vest exposing her mid-section, fishnet stockings and side skirts. Each of her dresses hugs her bountiful frame considerably well and has even been called unearthly by those fortunate to witness such a thing. Zōu Shì possesses and admirable bust with a backside that emphasizes the importance of working the lower body. It bears the fruit of continuous training with the earthen elements. She normally bears a condescending look that is overshadowed by her sense of authority During her many diplomatic missions, Zōu Shì tends to wear more relaxed/lounge wear such as kimono lined crafted from the finest linens with a golden leaf trim with a velvet interior. She often sports a bouquet of with rose and lilies nested between her locks and embroidered on the front of her clothing, regardless of the attire. All of the pleasantries the come with being a member and of the highest regard within the noble clan, Zōu Shì has an aura of magnanimous intent. From afar, her sublime figure captivates her male counter parts to the point to where she finds it rather irritating. How quaint. Her mesmerizing eyes are blessed with a mahogany that signifies passion merged with refrained and collected demeanor. She refuses to let her hair down during her daily duties henceforth she always prefer to wear it in a fascinating design that even appeals to those of the same gender day to day.
Zōu Shì is the embodiment of patience and elegance and a noblewoman who displays her astute nature with her charms. She radiates charm, mystery and confidence that is perhaps one of her most alluring features. Normally calm, composed and an phlegmatic individual, she suppresses her true motives as a member of the Sargon High Council and the possibility of fiduciary exploitations. In her younger years, Zōu Shì was nothing less than insightful and showcased impeccable decision making. Quite the bit of a hothead, Zōu Shì was prone to escalating situations beyond their original scope which in some cases, displayed small openings to reveal trace amounts of immaturity. She displayed acceptance of the world yet a tinge of arrogance due to her clan, surfaced at the age of 10. Attaining her position as the ambassador of Sargon, the world's most expansive and powerful organization comes as no surprise. She is not trapped by the dogma of other peoples thinking generation process. She is utterly dominating, empirical, relentless and a domineering.
Zōu Shì is truly proud of her heritage, a clan the stems beyond the others and dances in the prospect of nobility. She does not enjoy Sargon’s history of violence yet finds that battle is inevitable in the times she lives in. A talented philosopher, student of the occult, dancer and singer, she equates each encounter she fights as a dance. Very rarely in the life of a nation or a culture, a person appears who represents a true healer—from a psychological perspective—of divisions and fault lines, whether of race or gender or ethnicity or socioeconomic status, that occur naturally as the story of that nation or culture takes form. Such a kunoichi must acknowledge the past shortcomings and injuries and challenges and victories inherent in the collective story, put it in context, and, by his or her own understanding of them and embodiment of them, make them part of a cohesive and good whole, so that the story is seen always to have had an internal axis around which it turned, a sense of ultimate integrity and a quality of manifest destiny.
Her personality under the effects of the Pradāśa Seal: Faustian Bargain changes dramatically. The once collected and poised Zōu Shì transforms into an entity with a lust for carnage, cannibalism and sheer destruction. In this state, everything within her sight must burn according to her wishes. Even members of her own Priory of Yin fear her while she is under the effects of this possession. Images of narcissism and vanity controls her emotions and attitude augmenting her fervor and eagerness from the wicked seal. What was once considered blasphemous and profane has now become common place for the ambassador of Sargon. She embraces the wicked and cultivates the weak thus, allowing her arrogance and power to expand indefinitely. Her professional demeanor stands out among the Sargon Hierarchy and she handles each and every situation as if she has dealt with it before. There is no moment of fear, despair or tragedy within the mind of Zōu Shì. During combat, the same level of professionalism is displayed which is represented as an undeterred will. Zōu Shì possesses a cynical view of the world that unambiguously stems from her understanding of the Connection of All Worldly Things. She believes that with the utmost effort, consideration and intelligence, nothing is without of reach however, she believes that the current generation of shinobi are far to weak willed to achieve tasks of such grandeur. This is where her innovation kicks in. Her drive to systematically reconstruct everything she is a part of is nothing less than a case of perfection. Though, through legions of shinobi, this is often misunderstood as impulsiveness.
Zōu Shì was born into a fine lineage of nobility and as well as one of the most profound families known in the shinobi world, the Tokisada clan. As we know, the Tokisada clan are part of the Sargon High Council and as well as establishing control over Sargon's Underground Factories. Not much is known before her entrance into the organization of Sargon as far as her adult life is concerned but she must have been highly influential to members from her clan in order to head its future development.
The information about the Tokisada clan confirms that they have been asset providers to Sargon for the last few centuries. They are one of more prominent noble families in Sargon's order. Today, there are around 190 members of this family with the Tokisada name and of course some others by other last names. The clan is known to have key relations in diplomacy for other larger villages and nations. Sargon itself draws its lifeblood from around 12-13 very powerful families worldwide. In fact, no one knows how many trusts and foundations the Tokisada clan has, it could surpass that of the Senryo clan. They have hidden trusts within secret trusts within secret trusts. It is estimated that they have between 200 and several thousand trusts and foundations which are owned by the Tokisada heir, Zōu Shì.
The Tokisada Clan (Tokisada Ichizoku) clan is a powerful clan that was known to have its origins before the arrival of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki and can be accurately dated to the perennial battle of Eastern and Western hemispheres over a millennium ago. This clan was one of the first clans that agreed to an eternal obligation with the now Emperor of Sargon, Asu. They agreed to be eternally powerful on earth but must give their souls to Laws of the Chanting Evil Spirits technique upon their death. Originally, they were charged with support duties and intelligence details during Sargon’s early days and have still maintained a prominence and an aura of mysterious around the member’s centuries later. Since ancient times, the members of this clan have possessed the ability to be at one with the earth and to read the flow of natural energy throughout the physical world. One of their abilities included the innate process of controlling the earth as an extension of themselves, almost as a precursor to the current Earth Release, this natural affinity allowed them to sense vibrations and energy sources that were in physical contact with the earth.
They are easily recognized by their aura of nobility and arrogance for the sole reason of being one of the 13 noble clans of the world’s most powerful organization and have been around before the introduction of chakra. Along with the rest of the noble clans, the Tokisada Clan orchestrates all of the major world events, such as war and war induced acts of violence. In their opinion, they are entitled to rule the world as they have done before because they believe that they are the inheritors of earth due to their ability to use it as an extension of their will. The shinobi’s faith is hanging in the balance right now, as the control of Sargon spreads. On the one hand, the shinobi are but a step away from their complete enslavement, while on the other hand, they could easily resist the structural power of the shadows by simply uniting against their deception, in a peaceful revolution of minds or an all-out war for it all.
During their initial service to Sargon, the clan was made a noble clan due to their abilities of controlling the earth before the introduction of chakra and their global influence due to Sargon’s presence. For centuries, the clan would produce figureheads and powerful political and analytical leaders that would spread their impact. During the battle of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, the Tokisada Clan was well equipped on their own to take command of the commencing battles due to their unique abilities. Since this war was centuries before the founding of chakra, the Tokisada Clan easily won the war and gained global dominance under the guise of forming a unique federalist government in where, the citizens believed that they ran themselves. The war was perpetrated by Asu Rashoujin in order to gain global dominance without the need to show himself to the world as he was still weak from warring against the Heavenly Sovereign, Gaoh Minazuki. It was said that most of the clans throughout this era worshipped the Shinju and revered the massive sapient tree as a god, however, the Tokisada Clan was more concerned about their own natural abilities and believed that the god was merely an anomaly. A few centuries later, the arrival of the Rabbit Goddess and the consummation of the chakra fruit put the entire world into a great slumber.
Due to his embodiment of the Astral Plane, Asu Rashoujin was unaffected by the Infinite Tsukuyomi however, he chose to wait in the shadows until humanity was restored. Then the day would come when Kaguya would restore humanity to its original state but quarterly offerings to the God Tree made it extremely difficult for the Tokisada Clan under the leadership of Asu to gain control. When Kaguya was finally defeated by her sons, the Tokisada clan began to put their plan into motion by inaugurating another 12 noble clans into their realm of global domination. After the eventual passing of the Sage of Six Paths, Sargon along with the 13 noble clans finally attained their long desired global domination in the shadows.
Zōu Shì is noted to have mastered both Earth Release and Fire Release at a young age and by the time she entered her early twenties she had mastered Lava Release. Asu and Garyo both noted that Zōu Shì is one of the most profound members of combat in the Sargon hierarchy. Many have tried to best her in combat but fell short insight of her grace when using the elements of fire and earth. Using them in unison requires a unique mind set when using the unyielding nature of the stones and the creative forces of the flame. As being a self-proclaimed master of the Earth Release, Zōu Shì can sense various entities and their chakra levels as long as they are in contact with the Earth. Zōu Shì is also able to heal herself and is able to reconstruct herself from major injuries by using the Earth as a medium. As a somewhat overlooked ability of Zōu Shì, she is capable of absorbing Earth Release techniques and she can use them to heal as well making her quite the opponent to deal with while on land. Along with her healing ability, she is able to merge with the ground itself as if it was a fluid in order to dodge attacks seamlessly and to unleash powerful counter attacks from below the surface. While merged with the ground, her chakra signature and essence are completely unable to be sensed.
This astounding aspect does not only affect her, but she can use this ability on her opponents as well, making them phase through the earth as if they were falling through air simply by making contact with her. Once the opponent has phased through the ground, Zōu Shìcan "solidify" their presence within the earth causing the opponent to be crushed by merging their molecules with that of the ground below signifying immediate death in most cases. This phantom state is similar to a forced version of the Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish Technique in which the opponent cannot deactivate it, thereby causing them an extremely difficult time fighting against her. The is also able to increase or decrease the density of objects associated with the earth through physical contact via Earth Release: Ultra-Added-Weight Rock Technique. This can easily restrict the opponent's movements rendering them unable to combat against her due to their sudden increase in mass and density. With decreasing her mass and density, she is able move as fast physically possible and literally take flight through the Earth Release: Ultralight-Weight Rock Technique Though unnamed, this ability that Zōu Shì possesses warrants the fear from taijutsu users and those whom she is able to touch physically. It is considered detrimental to a taijutsu user due to the fact that once they begin to phase through the ground, they can lose their footing and would then experience a sense vertigo. This ability though indeed highly versatile and useful, she is only able to use it while she remains in contact with the ground.
Physical Prowess & Durability
Her strength is not a product of simplicity or unnatural methods. As a far as she can remember, Zōu Shì has trained under the ways of the Tokisada Clan in which their renown physical abilities has been known to be peerless. Zōu Shì’s immense physical prowess has attained infamy within the Sargon High Council and perhaps throughout the entire organization. With mere strikes from her dominant hand, Zōu Shì is able to apply the force of the earth behind it, easily shattering tree’s and small mountains. The Tokisada clan has used the natural flow of chi from within the earth and were able to apply it with their own life force to produce feats that were and still are considered supernatural. Chi in its basic definition is described as the penultimate universal life energy that pervades throughout the physical plane and it is present within literally everything. Functions such lifting large entities in comparison to the Tailed-Beast are considered the norm for the Tokisada Clan and Zōu Shì is certainly no exception. During one of her ambassadorial missions, Zōu Shì was able to outmatch a moderate Eight Gates user just by using her clan’s hiden abilities. Being able to manipulate the force of the earth behind your strikes provides a great means of intimidation.
Behind each strike, she able to exude stone-shattering forces which is able to end most fights rather quickly. Therefore, to circumvent this downfall, Zōu Shì often resorts to dampening her physical power by holding back on her strikes or by avoiding using taijutsu. Even though Zōu Shì possess a slightly toned frame she is more than capable of defeating users of Chakra Enhanced Strength while using a miniscule portion of her physical energy. She has been seen applying this formidable level of augmented strength by creating massive craters in the ground just by the use of her finger tips alone. This capacity of physical prowess does not simply flow into the offensive but into the defensive and supplementary as well. Zōu Shì is able to handle a multitude of powerful strikes from Chakra Enhanced Strength and even physical attacks from the Tailed-Beast and the Ruinous Ones. This also applies when under extreme amounts of atmospheric pressure, gravitonic pressures and water pressures, Zōu Shì can exhibit this defensive strength using the power of chi alone, even in some cases disregarding additional chakra enhanced strength. She is able to augment her strength for subversion in order to fight on par with weaker opponents. In one instance, she was able to withstand a massive Earth Release: Sandwich Technique when applied in unison by multiple shinobi and it was larger enough to tower over the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path. But not only halt the technique from crushing her, she also able to crush the technique in its entirety with a Chakra Enhanced Strength fortified punch.
Compared with normal shinobi, Zōu Shì possess a level of charka that is utterly breath taking in both capacity and in appearance. Her combination of physical energy and spiritual energy due to her noteworthy Tokisada lineage allows her chakra to fuse with the life force of the earth. In essence, Zōu Shì can effectively combine aspects of her massive chakra along with the life force of the earth to produce outstanding feats such as executing multiple high rank techniques instantaneously through her Lava Clones. If one were to visualize Zōu Shì’s distinguished chakra, they would say that it matches the color of cobalt and it is as detached from reality just as her personality is. It causes bouts of uncertainty, hesitation and faithlessness when witnessing Zōu Shì’s chakra expression. The vastness of her chi and chakra matches that of earth’s equilibrium and in a way undiscernible. Her actual chakra reserves are remarkably high for a member of the elite Tokisada Clan and with her amazing amount of chakra comes systematic dominance. This level of dominion over her chi, the earth’s chi and her own chakra can be seen with her subtler techniques such as the Laws of the Chanting Evil Spirits while simultaneously dispatching successive jutsu through her Magma Fission and Lava Clone techniques.
At a moment’s notice, Zōu Shì can release her chakra from her tenketsu and tenkatsu which is capable of instilling fear in even the most seasoned of shinobi. The exertion of her spiritual energy in combination with her physical energy is powerful enough to knock even the powerful Tailed Beast off their feet. This acknowledgement of her unique masteries over her fundamental chakra has solidified her position as Sargon’s Ambassador and as one of the most powerful kunoichi. She has displayed her shape mastery and nature transformation through her fine application of her Lava Release techniques by creating mythological animals that is an exact replica of the creature in question. Zōu Shì is able to use the precise amounts of chakra in order for her to get the maximum output of her techniques such as the Voyage and Underground Fish Projection techniques.
Pradāśa Seal: Reprise of Stomas: With this technique, Zōu Shì is able to effectively and consistently replenish her chakra reserves after each jutsu by converting the earth’s physical matter into chi energy or chakra while her body instantly absorbs it. This testament of strength requires that Zōu Shì constantly keeps the technique active while simultaneously utilizing other high rank techniques. This level of regeneration surpasses that of medical ninja’s and even that of Hashirama Senju’s healing ability. Once activated, the physical, spiritual and life force regeneration becomes passive and reconstructs rapidly. Not only does it affect the above mentioned forms, but the Reprise of Stomas works with Zōu Shì’s immune system, enabling her to conquer various viruses, toxins and bacterial infections instantaneously. By furthermore merging her chi with that of the earth, Zōu Shì effectively becomes immortal as long as she establishes contact with the ground, whether if it is a clone or even a dismembered body part aside from being beheaded.
Sensory SagacityZōu Shì’s sensory abilities are among the most renown in the shinobi world and this is due to her unique relationship with the earth itself. Utterly fascinating. Zōu Shì is able to detect the presence of any other entities and their spiritual make-up along with their source of chakra or other existential forms of energy. As long as a part of their physical and/or spiritual form makes contact with the earth, Zōu Shì is able to easily sense them, even from distances that were thought to be unheard of far beyond what the abnormal distances. Due to the power of her sensory abilities, having a few thousand chakra and energy signatures can prove to be an overload to the senses however, Zōu Shì has found out a way to filter the signatures. The ambassador of Sargon has invented a filter system that is able to discern from the; young, old, healthy, emaciated, elemental natures, proximity, chakra density, chakra amount and is able to categorize them in order from the least to the greatest or vice versa due to her intellectual aptitude.
When filtered, those who do not fit in her categories will be “virtually” marked as not applicable in her mind’s eye. No matter how the amount of chakra or form of energy an entity may contain, Zōu Shì is able to accurately gauge them which then allows her to compare and contrast against other entities within the same region. Through the Tokisada Clan’s hiden ability, Zōu Shì can effectively merge her life force and her chakra with that of the earth rendering herself imperceptible through chakra sensing techniques, emotion sensing techniques and even life force sensing. It’s as though she has completely vanished in a spiritual sense. Due to her unity with the earth’s life force or rather it’s chi, Zōu Shì can detect when someone is using chakra sensing techniques due to the fact the it causes vibrations in their air that reacts off her own chakra. This makes it nigh impossible to gauge Zōu Shì’s chakra and as well as viewing her physiological chakra network. This ability is also associated with mortal omniscience. In this mortal omniscience state, Zōu Shì can theoretically yet accurately summarize the capacity of the total amount of chakra and natural energy on earth.
By utilizing the Mind's Eye of the Kagura as a passive technique, Zōu Shì can sense chakra signatures from across an entire continent however, this is only at the initial state. When combined with the Tokisada Clan sensing abilities through the proponent of the earth’s flow and chi, her sensing range can nearly access the entire shinobi world, however, using her filtration system, this could take up to ten minutes to sense in this capacity. As with all of her techniques, Zōu Shì can improve her sensing ability with her Pradāśa Seal Transformation. By ascending to heights above the stratosphere, Zōu Shì can pinpoint any chakra signature from any point to any point on the entire globe. The higher she is; the more effective this sensing technique can be. For the shinobi who can mask their chakra with their intuitive sensing abilities, Zōu Shì, while merged with the chi of the earth, is able to discern life forces as well as a separate flow of energy.
As a Tokisada Clan member, she is able to perceive the flow of energy through living things, even witnessing displays of this universal energy not connected with the body. This includes viewing the 12 chi veins, the harmony points and each of the individual tenketsu which allows the user to target them with great precision. Younger clan members, are only able to perceive one type of energy at a time while, and thusly at any given time they can target only one of the 4 major types of energy, whether it is physical, spiritual, emotional or intellectual. This visualization of the energy flow allows higher level Tokisada Clan members to gain immunity to Genjutsu, as simple illusions do not possess a flow of energy within them and how illusions do not possess chakra circulatory systems. They are also able to perceive what, if any elemental nature their opponent is using. In cases where the opponent is using an advanced element, Tokisada Clan members can only objectify the basic compounds of that advanced element.
One of the achievements that she is proud of is her absolute mastery of the Earth Clone, Rock Clone Technique and the Lava Clone Technique. Zōu Shì is capable of creating over fifteen Earth and Lava Clones without the use of hand-seals and can even creature while in motion such as combat, running or even in the air. When she produces her clones, there is no visible difference in her chakra network due to her mastery of the tenketsu and the tenkatsu. This process is notably effortless for her and that only the Lava Clone technique can be noticed by a small increase of her internal temperature for a fraction of a second prior to them emerging from her body underground. The clones that she manifests are always summoned beneath the surface and can instantly perform Earth based or Lava based techniques on her behalf to assist her in battle. The clones are masked with the natural energy and chi of the earth making them utterly invisible to even the Byakugan and other chakra sensing techniques.
As another advantage in battle, the clones are capable to matching Zōu Shì’s speed in the Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish Technique and the Earth Release: Subterranean Voyage techniques. Since they are clones of earth and or lava, they are able to appear from any earthen surface, including Zōu Shì’s own Dōton techniques. From here, the clones can initiate ambush attacks such as the Earth Release: Sandwich Technique or even the Execution by Kiss techniques. Her clones are as durable as the clone produced by the Fission Technique. Her clones are capable of independent thought and actions, however, they are still able to be controlled remotely by Zōu Shì herself. This makes Zōu Shì one of the most efficient and fastest users of the elemental clone techniques. It has been noted hat Zōu Shì's clones are able to express the Tokisada Kekkei Mōra, such as sharing their chi with the earth which also boosts their durability, their internal spiritual energy and their physical energy. Her clones also possess the same sensing abilities as the original. Therefore in most cases, Zōu Shì can send one Earth Clone or Lava Clone underground to activate the Remote Chakra Manifestation Technique in order to capture the opponent with a Earth Release Barrier: Earth Prison Dome of Magnificent Nothingness while still fighting Zōu Shì above the surface or even utilize the Lava Release: Subterranean Hair Needle Senbon technique to give the opponent no chance to recover or to escape.
Black Receiver: The Black Receiver (黒い受信機, Kuroi Jinshinki) is normally a technique attributed to that bear the exalted Rinnegan. They act as high-frequency chakra demodulators, allowing users to transmit their chakra into these receivers, and by extension, into those whom the receivers have been embedded in. Through Zōu Shì's comprehension of ninjutsu via the Connection of All Worldly Things, she is able to produce the technique through the mixing of her will and that of the Pradāśa Seal. She is able to produce various Yari (槍) and other weapons conceived of the substance. Zōu Shì has been able to produce the Black Receiver at an rate that is inconceivable to the naked eye and even some Dōjutsu which grants her the benefit of catching her opponent's off guard. The sheer potency of the rods allow to use them as a prodigal and unobtrusive defense against ninjutsu, taijutsu and even senjutsu in some cases. The rods are capable of handling a single condensed Tailed Beast Ball from Kurama before cracking. Zōu Shì is also capable of making them barbed once they enter an opponent. This, they cannot be pulled out without ripping out chunks of flesh and without assistance. If the opponent manages to grab the receiver, serrated microscopic protrusions will pierce their skin further inducing them under the effects of the rod. The deciding factor when facing the rods is the initial penetration of the skin. Once the rods pierce the skin, the begin to breakdown into small particles which flows and disrupts the opponent's chakra pathway system and also induces instant paralysis. This function differs from those produced by Rinnegan wielders. In any moment, Zōu Shì can cause the rods to spontaneously sprout from any part of her body allowing her to skewer opponents akin to the Shikotsumyaku. Though it goes without saying, Zōu Shì can use the rods to transmit or receive chakra remotely from any virtually any location aside from the Pure Land. Opponent's unfortunately pierced or even cut by Zōu Shì's Black Receivers instantly have their internal organs go into turmoil due to the influx of astral existential energy and archaic chakra.
As a member of Sargon’s High Council, Zōu Shì’s use of Earth Release is comparable to that of a Kage level shinobi. The process of mastering Earth Release for Zōu Shì was indeed a snail’s pace, but her current mastery as of now definitely makes up for it. With her skills in the Earth Release, Zōu Shì is able to use them without any process of hand seals or any other form of movement. Zōu Shì is capable of levitating large stones around her just by using a minimal amount of chakra and them launching them as projectiles. Her Earth Release: Sandwich Technique is possibly the most powerful seen in the series. She is able to create them without using hand seals and they are large enough to tower over Sage Art: Wood Release: True Several Thousand Hands in her basic state. While using power from the Pradāśa Seal: Faustian Bargain, her Earth Release reaches a level that is on par with Ukyo Hara’s own Earth Release which is comparable to that of the Earth Titan Nimrod. Zōu Shì also possess innate abilities that involve the earth. She can literally manipulate the land around her to cause minor fissures and sinkholes in order to catch the opponent off guard and even cause basic forms of chakra absorbing quicksand. One of her favorite battle tactics is to cause the ground to change is physical state into that of Chakra Absorbing Quicksand and to then follow up with one of her Earth Release techniques in order to crush her opponents. Zōu Shì has also shown proficiency in the Jebel Aqra technique which is one of the most secretive Earth Release techniques and one of the most destructive ones seen thus far. As no stranger to mass destruction, Zōu Shì can use the Jebel Aqra technique to create a large land mass up to 1500 meters in diameter and she is then able to send it down crashing towards the earth below which is capable of surpassing the Tengai Shinsei technique in pure destructiveness. However, due to Jebel Aqra’s chakra and existential energy requirement, she is only able to use it while she is in her transformative state via the Pradāśa Seal.
When powered with the Pradāśa Seal, she is able to create a multitude of Earth Release ninjutsu just by her will alone. While in this state, as long as she is making contact with the land, she is unstoppable as she uses the land to heal herself instantaneously. Her Earth Release is in a new magnitude of power due to the access of the Astral Plane’s existential energy coupled with her own chakra. In her transformative state, she is able to open massive holes in the ground capable of swallowing the largest of nations and then closing it almost instantly crushing anything inside and if anything survives, she can use the Earth to absorb their chakra and natural energy. Under the Faustian Bargain, she can create massive earthquakes and she can constantly absorb natural energy as long as one of her body parts make contact with the ground. While in contact with the ground, she can passively utilize her hiden technique Earth Release: Origin of Antaeus (土遁・原始のアンタイオス, Doton: Genshi no Antaiosu) in order to cause a large area to have increase gravity by increasing the density of the surrounding earth by adjusting local densities with in the earth and increasing them or decreasing them by magnitudes several times that of earth’s. This technique can affect entire armies, nearly leaving them immobile for Zōu Shì which would allow her to land a clean strike which is often fatal.
Zōu Shì has completely mastered the Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish Technique, Earth Release: Subterranean Voyage and the Hiding in Surface Technique to such a degree that it even surpasses Ukyo Hara’s versatility of said techniques. While using the Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish Technique and the Earth Release: Subterranean Voyage techniques, Zōu Shì is able to travel underground at speeds faster space-time teleportation in relatively close distances due to her usage of the aforementioned techniques happening instantaneously. Currently, it is unknown how Zōu Shì achieves these amazing speeds as even the fastest techniques are unable to land flush. Her speed of this technique surpasses the required time for a genjutsu to process, and even out paces those who use the reverse summoning technique. When combined with the Hiding in Surface Technique and her Pradāśa Seal: Reprise of Stomas, Zōu Shì is effectively unforgettable on the battlefield, as she is able to instantly to heal from fatal wounds using the earth around her and being able to dodge space-time ninjutsu effortlessly. It also provides her a near limitless amount of chakra as long as she remains in contact with the ground.
It is said that the nature of fire is spiritual, fleeting and all consuming. This is no exception for Zōu Shì as her Fire Release techniques are unique in nature and are absolutely astonishing when combined with the Pradāśa seal. Just as with her Earth Release absorption, she is able consume the spiritual flame and Fire Release techniques as well. She is able to withstand the heat of the most powerful Fire Release and advanced adaptations of it such as Scorch Release and Blaze Release: Kagutsuchi with relative ease. One of her most astounding abilities within the realm of the flame is to coalesce them without using so much as one hand seal. Kage level shinobi before her ascension to the Sargon High Council have acknowledged her as a force to be reckoned with and is almost capable of matching Ukyo Hara’s powerful Quintessence of the Searing Conflagration technique while under the effects of the Pradāśa Seal. Normally, Zōu Shì is understanding of the fire element and therefore uses it sparingly in comparison to her Lava Release and her Earth Release. Her innate abilities of the flame include the ability to augment the intensity of any flame that she produces to a point that even she cannot withstand, increasing the concussive force of her flames, increasing or decreasing their temperature and the astounding ability to be completely unharmed by the effects of Fire Release techniques that aren’t her own. A unique attribute of Zōu Shì's flames are that they are not the color of a typical flame which one would have in mind rather, her flames are a beautiful shade of cobalt which in itself has various properties not shown in other forms of the spiritual flame. It is said that blue flames are created through burning pure oxygen however, Zōu Shì's blue flames originate from her previous usage of the Pradāśa Seal. Therefore, her flames are imbued with subtle amounts of astral existential energy which affects both the physical world and the astral world of spirits similar to Gaoh’s Gushkin-banda: Elkeid flame. Her fire is considered on a level that most would consider superior to standard practitioners of this release. Abstract flames such as Amaterasu are considered the closets spiritual relative to Zōu Shì's flames as they are able to burn through just about any material, including water.
As a shinobi who has mastered the sacred natures of fire and earth, she is able to fuse and coalesce them into the powerful Lava Release. Lava Release is one of the most versatile elemental combinations due to the innate dangers associated with magma and lava. Zōu Shì has taken Lava Release to the apex, as she is able to access magma from below earth’s crust and use it in her own Lava Based techniques. She is able to use Lava Release the same way a Kage level shinobi would use their primary affinity. Her skills associated with Lava Release are on a level that match that and in some instances surpasses that of Roshi and the tailed beast Son Gokū. The heat produced with her unique variation of lava release generates temperatures of over 4200° C which is hot enough to burn through the densest materials. While merging herself with the earth, she is able to combine her Hair Needle Senbon along with her Lava Release to create thousands upon hundreds of thousands of hair needle imbued with the Lava Release depicted as raining from the ground up in order to attack her opponent off guard with dangerous precision. Due to the extreme temperatures and the origination from the attack, the technique has an extremely low chance of survival. She is a virtuoso of the Lava Release Chakra Mode technique, a she is capable of utilizing it and manifesting it with a fraction of a nanosecond. This Lava Armor acts as a instantaneous shield for those who wish to attack her while her guard is down. She can use the Lava Release Chakra Mode as a unique form of taijutsu, which allows her to transform any parts of her body into lava. As a true master of Lava Release, unbelievably Zōu Shì is actually immune to the effects of other shinobi’s usage of Lava Release and in some cases she can use it to heal herself akin to the methods she with Earth Release and Fire Release. By altering the flow of magma beneath the Earth’s crust, she is able to cause magma chambers below the surface to build up exceedingly high amounts of pressure causing it to erupt to the surface causing the entire battle field to be submerged in lava. However, even flying opponents aren’t immune to the effects of this terrain change due to her being able to utilize the Laws of the Chanting Evil Spirits rendering the opponent’s escape impossible. While the entire battle field is submerged in Lava, Zōu Shì is able to use this natural Lava as an extension of her own will akin to Sage Art: Inorganic Reincarnation which allows the Lava to behave like a sentient organism. The earth has at its core a churning center of magma. In nature, a direct path between this core and the surface can be formed resulting in an extremely violent eruption of magma and lava, changing the face of the earth. Thus, crafted by Zōu Shì, she is able to turn the entire battlefield into a smoldering field of molten rock.
Main article: Eruption Release Eruption Release (噴遁, Funton, Viz: Eruption Style) is an advanced nature kekkei tōta, that is created when earth, fire and yang natures are coalesced in perfectly synchronistic. The resulting nature is undoubtedly beyond the scope of Lava Release in power and is a rare occurrence in the shinobi world with less than a handful of significant users. The techniques from this nature are truly catastrophic in power due to the nature of a volcano. As a result, the user can manipulate the constituencies of a volcano and substances derived from it's creation such as; tephra, lava, volcanic bombs, Magmatic eruptions, magma and so forth. On a whim, the user can create massive plumes from several hundred feet to a dozen or so miles in height and can produce an outstanding amount of ejecta capable of rivalling supervolcano. Daiochan is capable of creating a hellish landscape riddled with a plethora of active volcanoes that are hot enough to alter the earth's global temperature.
Along with generating expansive and profuse amounts of molten rock, Zōu Shì is capable of generating massive seismic tremors and even air quakes. The seismic quakes appear during the activation of her Sage Mode and are equivalent to powerful earthquakes.
Seitama no En
Main article: Seitama no En Seitama no En (青い魂の炎, Literally meaning: Azure Flame Soul) modeled after the secular Gushkin-banda: Elkeid technique, the flames brought upon by the unification of Fire Release and Yin-Yang Release are noted to be an anomaly. The blue flames produced in this manner represents the disembodied spirit and as a result, they do not burn or feed off of oxygen, instead, the flames require the lifeforce of the user and the opponent as its fuel. Zōu Shì is able to produce these authoritative cobalt flames of immense melancholy as seamlessly as she produces her standard Fire Release techniques. Zōu Shì, has stated that this is potentially the zenith of Fire Release due to it's combination of both spiritual and physical elements. Amaterasu is the convergence of Fire Release and the high amount of Yin chakra that the Uchiha Clan possesses. The lacking traits between the two is the lack of Yang and the variance in tonal frequencies of said Fire Release. Since Fire Release is a secondary element of Zōu Shì, the potential of the flame exceeding it's already impetuous form still exists but only as more of the same. As many would notice, the flames conjure a perversion of reasoning and logic as they do not act in accordance to the laws the flame should follow. The quest of dousing the flames often comes into a dead-end. As the flames require lifeforce in order to sustain them, the lack of lifeforce will cause them to become inert. Therefore, attempting to use conventional or unorthodox methods such as water, using ninjutsu or even smothering them will become ineffective until the individuals spiritual essence is burned. When first materialized, the flames are indiscernible to the naked eye. Only those capable of visualizing chakra on such a metaphysical frequency can view such a thing.
Pradāśa Seal: Faustian Bargain
The wearer will be able to access the corruptive astral existential energy within the seal allowing them to change their physical forms into an astral/physical form of duality. Considered as a precursor to Orochimaru’s Cursed Seal of Heaven and the Cursed Seal of Earth, the Pradāśa Seal: Faustian Bargain when being accessed can allow the wear to gain enough chakra and existential energy to easily surpass that of a Tailed Beast. The transformation resembles a horned Demon complete with the legs of a satyr and the demonic appendages that closely resembles Asu’s second form. The skin becomes a dark shade of blackish-brown and the wearer’s height increases by approximately one and a half feet. Along with the visual changes, the seal also provides a tremendous boost in agility, physical strength, reflexes, mental fortitude, durability and as mentioned before, a gargantuan boost of Asu’s existential conceptualized energy and chakra which surpasses that of a Tailed Beast.
While in this state, the wearer is capable of utilizing their maximum potential in the arts of ninjutsu, taijutsu, fuinjutsu, genjutsu and any other various shinobi arts as their techniques become empowered by the Pradāśa Seal which in turn gives the wearer access to the energies of the Astral Plane and that of ineffable corruption. As with Sage Mode transformations, the wearer is also able to utilize partial transformations such wings for hypersonic flight, a transformation of the eyes in order to perceive great depths and distances or horns for more than cosmetic purposes which can be used along side fight in order to deliver a toxic puncture. Along with the partial transformation, the seal will leak Asu's energy and chakra into their souls, spirits, and physical forms rendering jutsu that is based on the Physical Plane practically useless. The user can partially transform the eyes and ears in order to give them a high resistance to genjutsu, whether its auditory or visual. The user also gains a slightly innate regenerative factor that matches the Creation Rebirth technique in prowess in its passive state but it can only be used at its apex when the user fully activates the seal. Not only does it provide a constant regeneration, it also increases the body's durability as the wearer can with stand the pressures from a fully completed Chibaku Tensei, gravity that far exceeds that of the earth and even pressures of being miles below the surface of the earth.
While under the transformed state of the Faustian Bargain, Zōu Shì’s physical form augment’s itself similar to Orochimaru’s cursed seal and Jugo’s transformation. The energy source and chakra gained for this transformation comes directly from the Pradāśa Seal which was imbued with Asu’s astral existential energy. The transformation happens due to Asu’s chakra and existential energy being able to corrupt even the ineffable. While under the effects of this transformation, Zōu Shì’s physical strength surpasses that of Tsunade allowing her to crush the bones of shinobi with single punches kicks. The potency of her attacks increases by a magnitude of ten, this allows her techniques to cover more area and they gain corruptive properties when they make contact with an opponent. Zōu Shì also gains regenerative abilities that exceed the Creation Rebirth and the Regeneration Ability technique’s by using the earthen element to repair her injuries that would be considered fatal. This technique is called the Pradāśa Seal: Reprise of Stomas (陰湿封印:余慶 の 天地魔物, Inshitsu Fūin: Yokei no Tenchimamono) and its regeneration process is indefinite as long as she remains in contact with the ground below. Not only does the Pradāśa Seal: Reprise of Stomas regenerates physical injuries, it also regenerates chakra and it only requires a small amount of astral existential energy and chakra in order to activate it. Whether death from a monomolecular scale or to simple cuts and broken limbs, the user is able to instantly heal their wounds from the earth by converting the earthen rocks in to Earth Release chakra which in turns converts to energy for the Pradāśa Seal to spread through the body and to heal Zōu Shì. The effects of the Pradāśa Seal cover every facet of her being as she is more than capable enough to fight against a user of Truth-Seeking Ball due to her from and jutsu being comprised of astral existential energy which is beyond that of normal ninjutsu which only effects on the physical plane. With the element of fire, she is able to create infernal portals that she is able to utilize akin to the Yomotsu Hirasaka technique, though, she prefers to use her Earth Release techniques as a method of transportation. She is able to reel in opponent’s in order to catch them off guard and seal their soul into either the Astral Plane or within the Laws of the Chanting Evil Spirits which either goes to increase Asu’s power.
Analyst, Objectivity, Comprehension...
As the Ambassador of Sargon to a multitude of subvert shinobi organizations, Zōu Shìexemplifies intelligence in every sense of the word. She is known to be a savant in the area of bureaucratic functions. With this being said, Zōu Shì displays high amounts of intellectual versatility, whether she is speaking with Daimyo or high ranking individuals throughout the shinobi world and beyond in the name of Sargon. She tends to treat what she’s expect to perceive as more important than what she wants to perceive. Under no circumstances does Zōu Shì engage in wishful thinking; she thinks reflectively. Over the course of her life, Zōu Shì has analyzed her own background, not in a soul-searching sense of trying to find out what she really want’s in life, but in terms of looking at how past experiences, education and training, cultural and organizational norms have influenced her to pay particular attention to some things and not to others in order to make her clan, her village and most of all, Sargon stand above all.
During combat situations, Zōu Shì displays what we would call a “working memory” and adaptive reaction”. The idea of "working memory" refers to the phenomenon of constraint on the number of pieces of complex information people can keep in their heads all at once. People are not ordinarily made to grasp complexity or for multitasking: about seven – plus or minus two – is the limit on the number of things a person can keep in their head all at once. However, Zōu Shì is able to retain over twenty-three different pieces of information in her head simultaneously. The practical implications come into play when we try to think in terms of pros and cons. Few people can consider more than three arguments in favor of something plus three arguments against something, plus at the same time consider and overview or how all the arguments balance each other. Judgment is what Zōu Shì uses to fill gaps in her current state of knowledge. It entails going beyond the available information and is the principal means of coping with uncertainty. It always involves an analytical leap, from the known to the unknown. While the optimal goal of Zōu Shì’s is complete knowledge, this goal is seldom reached in practice. As a keynote for Zōu Shì she understands that intelligence involves considerable uncertainty and tolerance for ambiguity.
Labeling Sargon's Ambassador a genius is considered as the worst form of insult as the accuracy of her analysis, observational skills and her intelligence has been on a level that makes admirers of intelligence quotient scores suppurate in grief and envy.
Historical KnowledgeHistory ina nutshell is important. In centuries past this statement would have seemed self-evident. Ancient civilizations devoted much time and effort to teaching their children family history as it could transcribed into books or into spoken word, whatever the medium, knowing the roots was important. It was thought that the past helps a child understand who he is. Modern shinobi, however, has turned its back on the past and moved towards a future disregarding its origins. The shinobi world is in a realm or rather a time of rapid change, a time of progress. The shinobi of the current generation define themselves as where they are going and not by where they've been. The history of shinobi, unknown, to most has it's origin riddled with deceit, oppression and the thirst for power. This is what the Tokisada clan teaches. The clan maintained their profound knowledge of the shinobi world through their kekkei mōra Connection of All Worldly Things. The kekkei mora allowed the Tokisada clan members or more specifically the head of the clan to expand their chi into the world around them akin to a web. From here, they are able to create a hologram of past events that have altered the terrain or the flow of natural energy within the area. They are able to visualize the full scope of history within that specific area.
Even though the Tokisada aren't able to transcribe the information and text of the Naka Shrine, they are fully aware of arrival of Kaguya and the manipulation of history done by Black Zetsu. During their time, the clan reigned behind the scenes. Rather than overtly exposing themselves to the world and the incriminating inhabitants, the Tokisada were the puppet masters though even themselves worked under Sargon. For over a millennia, the Tokisada exploited the worship of White Zetsulink to the flow of chi and natural energy that the Tokisada clan possessed, they could feel the tree circumventing the flow of natural energy and converging it into a single seed. With this knowledge, the Tokisada gained substantial influence in the world before Kaguya. As the time would pass, the descendants of the original Tokisada clan members noticed the initial creation of the Chakra Fruit. From this point, the Tokisada exploited the ignorance of the inhabitants of the Land of Ancestors and used it to fuel the subsequent wars until the arrival of the Rabbit Goddess. From this point, the clan was trapped within the Infinite Tsukuyomi until being released after an unknown amount of time. A majority of the Tokisada clan members were transformed into White Zetsu, featureless and withheld chakra. Those that survived the penultimate genjutsu were forced to bide their time and cowered away from the oni. This is testament to the knowledge of the Tokisada clan. Perhaps there is no other clan that have maintained and documented the history of the world before shinobi as the Tokisada. After the defeat of the Jūbi by the hands of Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki and his brother Hamura Ōtsutsuki, the Tokisada, filled with repressed feelings of relief emerged with the rest of Sargon to virtually restart their political and international dominion. This knowledge and it's subsequent findings grants Zōu Shì a level of historical knowledge that remains unchallenged. In fact, it grants her an understanding of chakra and natural energy beyond the scope of shinobi at large. Zōu Shì is able to deactivate any form of doujutsu by understanding their origins alone and can even produce Black Receiver, a technique that most thought the Rinnegan was required as a prerequisite.
The Divine Mirror
Main article: The Divine Mirror The Divine Mirror functions as a sealing tool that rivals the Jade Amphora of Emotions and the Treasured Tools of the Sage of the Six Paths and even Gaoh’s illustrious Heavenly Sovereign Tools. With that in mind, the use of the Divine Mirror requires an immense amount of chakra to wield as any shinobi who hasn’t been enhanced by some form of existential energy beyond the physical plane would be unable to wield it. As stated earlier, the mirror has the power to seal demons based upon Chinese folklore. To use this mirror, Asu simply has to attack an opponent with his corruptive chakra or rather any of his chakra based techniques. From here, the enemy is cursed to live a life with Asu’s corruptive chakra permeating through them. Then in order to seal the opponent, Asu simply has to have them look at their reflection or even reflect their chakra if the enemy is blind or if a technique is used against them.
Once the initial reflection is made, the opponent will lose control of their bodily, mental and spiritual functions and will be even unable to mold chakra or other forms of energy nor will other forms of energy will have no effect on them from outside the mirror other than the wielder. The opponent will be sealed into the mirror which also hosts a pocket dimension in where space-time jutsu have no effects therefore no known methods to escape unless by outside forces. The opponents are stuck in this astral dimension indefinitely and fortunately or rather unfortunately they do not age. Victims of this technique keep their physical form although it doesn’t do them any good. Time and Space does not exist in the astral realm of the divine mirror therefore; the natural body could experience detrimental effects due to not experiencing it or attempting to utilize it. Escaping from the mirror is virtually impossible as the victims are unable to mold any form of energy in this astral dimension. Zōu Shì is able to use the mirror along with his dark chakra without any drawback whatsoever.
The mirror also works exceptionally well while in the physical realm as it is able to rebound techniques by dispersing the energy regardless of the form into both the physical plane and the astral plane of existence. Aside from chakra and energy based techniques, the mirror can go into a formless state which can shroud the user from any abstract concept to include altering the area around the user. The user is considered virtually unaffected by the environment and all aspects from the physical realm. During combat, Zōu Shì can utilize the mirror as a all encompassing shield that mirrors any elemental attack against regardless of its nature transformation. Just as the Yata Mirror, the Divine Mirror is an mythological tool that exceeds the prowess of modern ninjutsu and even Eight Gates Released Formation or a taijutsu technique of similar power can crack the mirror. Other than reflecting ninjutsu, the mirror works in a reverse fashion by releasing physical mirror images of those trapped within.
In the aftermath of the in each of the great wars and international disagreements, such as the (Third Shinobi World War, 第三次忍界大戦, Daisanji Ninkai Taisen) shinobi from smaller remote villages that were indirectly destroyed or involved in those conflicts unjustly have asked themselves, “Why do they hate us?” The attacks during each of those wars have underscored the importance of public diplomacy. As Zōu Shì noted during one of the Sargon High Council hearings, “the perceptions of foreign publics have domestic consequences.” Hojo Senryo echoed the sense of urgency when he said: “We have to do a better job of telling our story.” In short order, a flurry of activity started with the aim of getting Sargon’s false message out to the world. Zōu Shì chose her Priory of Yin to be in charge of Sargon’s public diplomacy initiative. Both the Priory of Yin and Council of a New Dawn held hearings, passing the new “Sargon Well-Being Promotion,” which injected 385 million Ryō(両) annually into the budget of public diplomacy which went into the Priory of Yin directly. Zōu Shì issued commands to her own high council within the P.O.Y. to start the initiative within their controlled territories which then established special offices to help with Sargon’s public diplomacy initiative. With such a concerted effort at the highest levels of Zōu Shì's P.O.Y. to win the hearts and minds of foreign publics, officials from within those villages expected increased international understanding and support. In fact, during times of conflict, garnering international subvert support is even more imperative. Her skill in public speaking allowed her to amass a team of subvert organizational leaders under her own Priory of Yin and Seven Star Sword Alliance.
"No one will enter the new Age of Illumination unless he or she will make a pledge to worship our Sage of the Astral Plane, Asu Rashoujin. No one will enter this creation of a new world unless he or she will take a Asurian Initiation. This is fact. For those whom do not willfully comply with the iron rule of Sargon will crushed under the will of Sargon. The shinobi world will be ours whether by conquest or consent."
"Leadership is solving problems. The day the members of my Priory stops bringing me their problems is the day I have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out."
"No foreign policy - no matter how ingenious - has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none. It is my duty as Sargon's Ambassador to bridge the gap between my organization's experience and its vision."
- Zōu Shì, is the only female member of the Sargon High Council.
- Zōu Shì was primarily a genjutsu user prior to becoming the President of the Priory of Yin.
- Zōu Shì has displayed complete immunity to the effects or Earth Release and Fire Release and even the effects of her own Lava Release through the Yomi no Gongen.
- Zōu Shì's wishes to have all subvert organizations to willfully join Sargon in order to prevent more unnecessary violence and to put Sargon as the preeminent force in the world.
- According to Zōu Shì's Databook'
- ↑ Sargon:Zōu Shì's position in the organization grants her the capacity of strengthening bonds between smaller organizations such as Akatsuki and Sargon
- ↑ Aside from the emperor and the president themselves, it is considered the highest and most prominent position within Sargon and grants her a protocol that exceeds other organizations due to their influence
- ↑ Refers to her lineage and mastery over Earth Release
- ↑ Title given to her by her subordinates in lieu over her Lava Release mastery
- ↑ Refers to supreme reign over the Eruption Release kekkei tōta
- ↑ Derives from her multifaceted understanding of the shinobi worlds inner workings. Also stands for her mastery of fire, earth, lava and the eruption process.
- ↑ The temperature of the magma produced from this kekkei tōta exceeds 3500°C
- ↑ With and eruption volume of 1,000 km3 (200 cu mi)