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Old 07-08-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Kikoutei Shiori | Rain Chuunin

Name: Kikoutei Shiori
Age: 16
Height: 5'3"

Character Type: Shinobi

Country / Village: Ame no Kuni, Amegakure no Sato

Rank: Chuunin
Division: N/A


Shiori is a child with big blue eyes centered in the middle of a rounded face, rimmed by golden hair that tumbles in gentle waves over her back. She was born pink-skinned, and living below ground has only made it paler. Even after the peak of her growth Shiori remains diminutive, her femininity more evident in the set of her face than the curves of her body. Small Shiori might be, but small is not weak—the muscles on Shiori’s arm, legs and torso are well defined and solid. Still, it would be easy for someone to take a good look at Shiori’s smiling face and short stature, disregard her athleticism and assume her a harmless little girl. Easy, but wrong.

Her right arm is gone from the shoulder onward, leaving a metal port that allows Shiori to connect the nerves on her arms to a replacement. Her current replacement is an old reliable—emphasis on old, and no longer quite so reliable—a brown, lusterless metal arm with visible rivets and clear fissures in the prosthetic where any two different moving parts meet.

On the surface, during missions or whenever she feels wary, Shiori wears many layers. A long gray coat with a hood to keep off the rain and hide her face, a vest underneath with all her knives stowed away, an undershirt beneath that. In a place as cold and damp as Rain, she thinks it common sense to wear a lot. She dons dark trousers and heavy boots for much the same reason. Down in Rain village proper, when she feels safe, Shiori will forgo most of that for comfort. She dresses casually, favoring simple pullover shirts and dresses, elastic pants and skirts and really anything that she can get into with one hand without much trouble.


Shiori is an outwardly amicable young woman with an easy smile and casual manner of speaking. She knows everybody’s names after hearing it once and can’t help but intercede when something is going wrong. She’s the ‘big sister’ among her peers who’ll lend an ear when something’s weighing too heavy on your chest. She makes herself accessible, rarely raises her voice in anger and retains an even temperament, a characteristic that among shinobi is very nearly legendary.

And that’s not wrong, but it’s not entirely reflective of what goes on in her head. Her rarely seen undercurrent is melancholy and fatalistic to a fault. She can’t bear to leave someone alone when they’re in trouble, but she’s tired of dealing with it, and tired of people. There’s a cynical underbelly to Shiori’s cheerful outward veneer, fed up with people’s shit, wanting everyone to pull themselves together and resigned in the understanding that they never will.

She’s not sure when she became the kind of person whose existence is dedicated mostly to accommodating other people and feels vaguely robbed of the ability to make that decision for herself, rather than tripping into it.

Combo Archetype - Harbinger
Archetypes: Tactician – Cavalier
Combo Special: Can only be used once per thread. The Harbinger cannot be caught off guard by an ambush. Before the enemy surprise attack happens, he/she will be overcome by a strange feeling to alert them of danger. They won't know exactly where it will come from or in what form it will take, but they simply know that they've been targeted by a stranger's malicious intent.
Description: Harbingers are an anomaly within the Shinobi world, and that's saying something. They're rumoured to be clairvoyant, but the truth of the matter is not even they can explain their supernatural abilities. Some have theorized that their "sixth sense" is a byproduct of their years in combat, that they've become so attuned to the world around them they can sense when they are in danger. Who knows? All that's certain is they make for extremely effective lifesavers.

Primary Archetype - Cavalier ()
Primary: Physical
Secondary: Chakra
Tertiary: Mental
Stat Merit: +2 Speed, +1 Power
Stat Flaw: -2 Intelligence, -1 Reserves
Secondary Archetype - Tactician []
Stat Merit: +2 to Tactics, +1 to Intelligence
Stat Flaw: -2 to Strength, -1 to Power




Strength: 1[-2]+10=9 (+9 Kanbeki Kenkou)
Speed: 1(+2)+10|+2|=15 (+15 Yatama no Shikaku)
Stamina: 1+10=11 (+9 Kanbeki Kenkou)


Power: 1(+1)[-1]+9=10
Control: 1+9=10
Reserves: 1(-1)+9=9


Intelligence: 1(-2)[+1]+9=9
Tactics: 1[+2]+7=10
Willpower: 1+8=9

Jutsus and Techniques

Kanbeki Kenkou
Stage Three
Requirements: Stamina 11, Strength 9, Willpower 8
Stage Bonus: +3 Strength, +3 Speed, +3 Stamina

Yatama no Shikaku
Stage Three
Stat Requirements: 15 Speed 5 Stamina 8 Control
Stage Bonuses: +5 Speed, +2 Stamina, +2 Strength

Futoumeisei Ga Nai No and Swaps
Stage One
Utsusemi no Jutsu
Requirements: Control 3, Willpower 2
Friend's Foreboding
Replacing: [Open Slot]
Requirements: Harbinger Archetype, Intelligence 4, Tactics 4
Stage Two
Doujutsu: Senrigan
Requirements: Intelligence 5, Tactics 4, Willpower 4
Stage Three
Tookukiki no Jutsu
Requirements: Intelligence 8, Tactics 6, Willpower 8
Kageochi no Jutsu
Requirements: Power 9, Control 9, Intelligence 7

Shirou Suiton
Stage One
Mizu Souken
Requirements: Power 2, Tactics 2
Stage Two
Suitoraeru no Jutsu
Requirements: Intelligence 5, Tactics 4, Willpower 4
Stage Three
Nijuu Kankuuhan
Requirements: Intelligence 9, Tactics 9, Control 7


Tear Gas - 2

Climbing Claws - 2

Worn Metal Limb - 2 (Limb Armor 1 + Implanted 1)
A curious mechanical prosthetic that connects directly to the nerves of a severed arm, permitting the wielder full use of a mechanical limb that can, with practice, imitate the dexterity and alacrity of a flesh-and-blood one. It is made of a hardy metal far more able to endure blows than flesh. It is rather dented looking, and has a number of clear scratches and marks across its surface.

Amphibious Seal - 2 (Breathing Apparatus 1 + Implanted 1)
A scout is expected to travel ahead of the pack and with stealth, by whatever means are available to them. Sometimes, that means swimming through a sewer entrance or waiting hours in a marsh, waiting for the perfect opportunity. To better serve as a scout, Shiori had a seal placed on her back which cleans the air she breathes and allows her to breathe water as though it were air.

Weapon Points Remaining: 0
Additional Weapon Points Gained: 0

Shiori never learned much of where her family came from, except they came from somewhere else, where the sky was as bright as the hair on their heads. This was never particularly useful to Shiori, because the world she remembered was under the earth or under the rain, and the wheres and whys of the past were never brought up by her parents.

When business had began to crop up around Sector Four to take advantage of the training grounds, Shiori's was one of the first families to set up shop. They established a small family restaurant with ingredients from above ground and found an audience in shinobi grabbing a quick bite to eat or trying to get a taste of topside nostalgia. They had five children, all girls, of which Shiori was the second. It would be wrong to call their parents neglectful, because they weren't, but there was a lot to be done in order to keep those children fed, and a lot of children to split their attention over besides.

It was was a mess, they were a mess, but eventually Shiori found herself in the position of the responsible one. When Mom and Dad were too frazzled and tired, she would sing the babies a lullaby. She would make sure everyone was in or out of bed when they needed to be. When something went wrong, she had to make it better. When someone had a problem, they talked to her. Their parents noticed, heaped thankful praise on her and said she was responsible.

But every time Shiori put aside her own wants and tendencies to explore, to play, and she found herself getting bigger and her heart broke when her parents started to expect it, when the chances to slip away and explore the sector diminished as she scurried about doing chores in the restaurant, and her parents told her that really now, you're getting too old for that. She felt trapped there, and could not risk breaking out; it would disrupt the peace that she worked so hard to keep.

When she overheard her parents talking about sending a child to the academy to dispel some of the distrust that shinobi had of them as strangers, she knew it was her chance. She pleaded with them to let her be the one, because she was the most responsible and had the best work ethic and was the most likely to get along with the other academy students. They agreed, but the biggest reason they let her go was that they could see that she was miserable, and hoped that this would help her.

Living mostly independently in Sector Three, Shiori hoped she could find herself. What she found was that there were a lot of kids, like her, that were away from their parents, or who had no parents, living on their own. Kids not used to thinking about taking care of themselves. And the hope Shiori had of a time to be selfish was swallowed when she couldn't help but offer herself to help. Just once! And then twice, thrice and again and again even after puberty hit and Shiori found herself an awkward teenager playing mom to a bunch of kids her own age.

Surely, when she graduated and became a genin, she'd have some relief from that! She worked hard, trained herself to be better at moving, and maneuvering, hoping to find a niche as a scout who could explore surrounding landscapes and study the world and just separate herself from other people for at least a little while. She graduated with all the skills she hoped for; strong of body with an endurance to make days of independent exploration both practical and useful. She was assigned to a traditional genin team, but the other two . . . They wanted nothing so much as to tear out each other's throats, and their sensei only stared on, baffled and perplexed by the venom in the hearts of children. Frustrated, she let them go at each other and went her own way. She was a good scout, but she was a good scout attached to a self-destructive team, and work came to a standstill. They had bad intel on what should have been a milk run mission, and Shiori's arm got torn up pretty bad. The rest of her team didn't quite get there fast enough. When they finally reached the village, her right arm was unsalvageable.

She had to go through physical therapy and room with someone else to make ends meet. That was how she met Honoka, a girl her age not connected to any other part of Shiori's life, sensible and no-nonsense. Honoka was exactly what she needed; someone she could trust enough to drop pretenses around. They became fast friends, and Honoka became an absolutely indispensable existence for Shiori. Months later, when she was sent back into the field with a new team, the knowledge that someone home would understand gave her the patience to deal with the tensions, and this time she was lauded as its leader.

When Ayame was crowned the focus of Rain's intent shifted to the surface, and was assigned mostly to surface duty with her team, feeling out the mood of the surface and gathering intel on the military aboveground. Her scout training paid dividends, allowing her to slip past military patrols largely undetected, and allowed her to pave the way for her team, which she guided through increasingly difficult and sticky assignments. She was good at avoiding conflict, at escaping conflict; the rain military that refused to acknowledge Hidden Rain's existence would never take notice of a few rumors or a half-dozen low rank soldiers telling fairy tales of a boogieman fifty years dead. Together they mapped out a great many military fortifications and addressed their client's needs without gathering undue attention while her habit of dropping in just in the nick of time to pull her teammates out of the fire impressed her sensei very much. This defined the lion's share of Shiori's genin experience. She worked with her team, scouting across the surface so that her team could move without trouble, and when she wasn't doing that she mediated. Her new teacher loved her, and his praise over the years was enough to outweigh the criticism of her first.

When the plans for Amanjou were forming Shiori's sensei recommended her for a surveillance team . . . A team of Chuunin. When she went to get the lay of the land around the alleged new 'surface' village she did so with a brand new rank to her name, leaving her life as a genin behind her. It seemed like an excellent opportunity; a new home, a new place, a new direction. Shiori let herself get drawn into the energy and cheered with all the rest. But when she arrived at the so-called Amanjou she understood the project was doomed.

The building was happening too slowly, the plans coming together too lethargically. They wanted to get it perfect, to build a dream, and would not listen to the teams surveying the surroundings. For the first time, Shiori faced military trained to react to shinobi presence. Hiding from them was harder and however excellent the teams hid their tracks, if you mean to build a village there are signs that you cannot hide. In spite of the warnings of rising military activity the project went ahead, and in the end the military found it and ruined it. Shinobi died, and Shiori reveled in bittersweet vindication, knowing that she had been right.

She returned to Rain with low spirits and wounded pride, the memory of reaching out for a brighter future only to have her hand slapped down vivid. A hole opened in the pit of her stomach and storm clouds bright with lightning fell over her imagination in the place where the future ought to be.

Other Info
2/33 AP, 2/27 Stats, 0/6 Jutsu
  • Parents
    • Mother: Youko
    • Father: Katsuro
  • Siblings
    • Eldest: Airi
    • Third: Cho
    • Fourth: Etsuko
    • Fifth: Haru
Thread Log
Creation: Kageochi no Jutsu (GMAP), Tookukiki no Jutsu (GMAP), +2 Speed (AP)
Cloud GM
Shinshi Clan GM
~ Tsuriau Clan GM

Please Use [They/Them] Pronouns For Me.
Kurayami ~ Real Monster | Y—i ~ Unfurling Fire | Ayaka ~ Silent Dissident
Kyou ~ Collared Cat| Masuyo ~ Lurking Liar | Rina ~ Serial Adventuress
Shiori ~ Cynical Seer | Kinsha ~ Pure Poison | Miyu ~ Amoral Mage

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