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Story Arc: Chapter 8.

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Published: March 4, 2014
"Alright - Does anyone have any questions? Good... Wait! Are you sure you don't have any questions?!"
          - Takumi Hibiki, appointed Chūnin captain for the Ihaigakure Infiltration.

Chapter 8: Caught Between a Rock and a Cold Place.

Last we left our brave young heroes, they were in two different areas battling the same foe...

In Kōsetsumura - All is Quiet?:

     The situation in Kōsetsumura worsens - The first wave of the attack left them rather shaken up and disorganized.
The weaker, mostly genin forces in Kōsetsumura weren't really prepared for this kind of combat - It was after all their first war,
but with the aid of the villagers, and a handful of high-ranking Chūnins - Tōrōgakure and their allies managed to repel the enemy
with minimal casualties - most of which didn't go further than injuries - But was this the end? Not likely.

1A. All is White; All is Quiet:
     Somehow Ihaigakure's forces seem to have retreated. Though we've taken a few injuries, this is a victory for us.
Most of Kōsetsumura's shinobi are arming their traps and preparing for the battle ahead, including Prince Fubuki himself.
Meanwhile, Akihiko, Mugon and the other Tōrōgakure shinobi are preparing themselves for another attack brutal invasion.
Luckily, with the presence of two Kage on the field, morale is at an all time high. But morale alone won't win this battle.

     − Mission Type: Recovery. Client: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs.


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2A. Good News; Bad News: 
     The bad news is. It turns out the desert team has failed! numerous shinobi got captured in a heavily militarized zone.
The good news is - It turns out things are quiet, Ihaigakure hasn't struck in a day. It's safe for us to leave and aid them.
We'll have to march westward through the Snow to aid our allies. Be warned though, the climate change will be rapid!
The Land of Snow may reach temperatures of below −40 °C, but the Land of Canyon's reaches upwards of 40 °C!
Characters with low Stamina (2.0 or less) will suffer a −50 Stamina Penalty during the next missions!

     − Mission Type: Obstacle. Client: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs.

3A. Bringing the Heat:
     Time to Back up our Allies! Things weren't going so well before, numerous shinobi were captured and others retreated.
I guess we'd better show these Ihaigakure Ninja that our village only comes back stronger each time we're beat down.
Danger! Characters who are weak to Ninjutsu (below 2.0) will struggle very badly in this battle!   

     − Mission Type: BattleClient: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs. 

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Meanwhile In the Land of Canyons:

     Some of Tōrōgakure's forces managed to successfully infiltrate Ihaigakure's fortress without being detected - but ultimately, 
too many careless actions and mistakes when following directions led to the alarm being raised - and Ihaigakure becoming aware.
There's nothing left to do but fight - But with this many numbers, well - It isn't looking good...

     The Captains (any Chūnin with 4.0 or higher Intelligence) cannot be faulted for this - But they must take responsibility!
Attempt to Regroup - And if you can, withdraw from the infiltration to prevent getting captured or injured. 

1B. Kicking up Dirt:
     The plan failed! Someone was detected, and now Ihaigakure's forces are scrambling to deal with the threat.
Will you get out and escape? Or will you get captured by enemy forces? It's time to fall back, right now!

RETREAT PATH: If your character has higher than 2.0 Speed, you are able to escape the fortress.
DANGER PATH: If your character has 2.0 or lower speed, you will get surrounded and captured!

     − Mission Type: Obstacle. Client: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs.


2B. This time; We play for Keeps: (Stealth Path Here!)
     You've escaped successfully, but numerous shinobi were left behind! The sun is setting.
Tonight, we rest and recuperate from today's battle. Tomorrow, we rescue our friends!

     − Mission Type: Rest path. Client: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs.

3B. Rescue: (Stealth Path Here!)
     Time to meet up with and rescue our allies. They're probably located in the largest building with barred windows.
Captains! It's up to you to Save our Soldiers! Prepare for battle, and get those Ihaigakure scum!

     − Mission Type: BattleClient: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs. 

Captain panties by TraceofHatred  Ihaidesert by TraceofHatred  Ihaisnow by TraceofHatred

2C. Torture: (Danger Path Here!)
     Unfortunately you got captured. You're likely a bit roughed up, but the worst part comes now: Torture.
     You awaken in a dark chained to the floor over top a large seal, which is restricting your movement.
     Torture will be conducted via burning! a heated metal glove that will be pressed against your back.

Strong-Willed PATH: If your character has higher than 2.0 Intelligence, you are able to resist the torture until they leave in frustration.
Incompetent PATH: If your character has 2.0 or lower Intelligence, you will quickly succumb to torture - and give away information.

     − Mission Type: Obstacle. Client: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs.

3C. Escape: (Danger Path Here!)
     Help is on the way, you've held out for this long! Try and stir up some trouble to let help know where you are!


     − Mission Type: FIGHTClient: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs. 

Captain panties by TraceofHatred  Ihaidesert by TraceofHatred  Ihaisnow by TraceofHatred

All together now!

     Tōrōgakure's original Canyon forces launched their Counterattack! Primarily, they took the fortress by surprise,
not only rescuing the prisoners, but stirring up quite a large distraction in the rear of the fortress.
Meanwhile, the forces from Kōsetsumura have taken the fortress head on with Akihiko leading forces through the gate.
The battle had been tough, but when things started looking like they might go bad, an unexpected savior came to our aid.

     With the help of Prince Fubuki and the Kōsetsumura Shinobi, we ended up taking over the fort! 
Retrieving the very land that had been taken from them more than fifty years ago by Ihaigakure.

4. Tender Reunion: 
     All of our forces have converged at a single point, the fortress. Make sure everyone's okay!

     − Mission Type: Static. Client: Tōrōgakure. Reward: 100 Ryõs.
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JayTheLeaf's avatar
JayTheLeafStudent General Artist
Hmm... opps XD Do I still have time to do a few of these? 
TraceofHatred's avatar
TraceofHatredHobbyist General Artist
Yes c:
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; v ; 
lautte's avatar
question amg-
for 4. Tender Reunion, what would the tortured be doing? :'D
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They would have been rescued by that point :3
lautte's avatar
ooH OK YAY THANKS u v u
But just to clarify it's before the battle right?? x'D
omg sorry I'm so confused and excited at the same time I don't
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TraceofHatredHobbyist General Artist
no it's during/after xD it's basically just the time when everyone meets up or after the battle.
lautte's avatar
OOOHHHH OK GOT IT THANKS!!
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Pretty Ice Man! -jumps onto his back-
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MagiMonsterStudent General Artist
No, I'm not ready!! ;AAAAA; *scrambles to do things*
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kiipponHobbyist Digital Artist
Let's see if I can whip out enough missions to catch the bonus as well as prep Onomi for chuunins :'D
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MagiMonsterStudent General Artist
I have a question! For 3c, how are we supposed to stir up trouble if we are sealed to the floor?? Do we have to show someone breaking the seal and then setting us free?
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TraceofHatredHobbyist General Artist
Well I presume you're only sealed during torture - For the rest of detainment - you're probably just in a cell or something. c:

But if you wanted to have someone break you out of the seal mid torture that would be fine.
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Ohhhhh. That makes sense!! Dude, now keitaro will really stir up some pain!!!!!!
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I wonder who will rescue my idiot :icongtthplz:
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Palmtop-PeanutStudent Digital Artist
loool poor guy, May Ushio be his knite in shining armor? :lmao:
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AHAHAHHAHA sure thing :iconawwyeahplz:
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Palmtop-PeanutStudent Digital Artist
sweeeet saved by a chick >8D  MUAHHAHAHA!
this will be a fun one XP
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KirCornHobbyist Digital Artist
yeah :iconawwyeahplz: I bet he will hit on her :icongtthblushplz:
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Palmtop-PeanutStudent Digital Artist
oh boy, good luck with that XD, don't make her like you too much
or he  might end up like Kana :lmao: persued like a celestial being.
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. Damn you Raiha, you're a failure to your village Q_Q you're gonna give them info!
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O.E NOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry: DX this sucks lool, poor toro babies who got captured! WE WILL SAVE YOU FROM YOUR CRUEL FATE!!! GAAAH!!!!! ( is still working on comic strips for last update :iconpapcryplz: dam you full time job!)
and lol, Ushio you are screwed, nature is the winner... XDDDDD

I look forward to more updates from toro then from the actual manga lmaooo!  
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They can do it >C We'll save em

Really? haha That's awesome!
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