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Old 08-20-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
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Ikkaku Nozarashi
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Age: 26
Sex: Male
Height: 6"3

Character Type: Missing-nin

Country/Village: The Land of Lightning
Rank: Sergeant. Jounin-level
Division: Combat None.

Clan/Bloodline: None.


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Physical Description:

A towering figure, Nozarashi stands 6"3 tall. With defined muscle all about him, he has the physique to match. Equal parts strong and fast: he's quite the physical specimen. Angular jaw, sharp nose, yellowish gray eyes, as well as dark shadows underneath them—all features that add to a daunting, fearsome appearance. However, despite this, one often finds Nozarashi in a smile.

He has dark hair, which he leaves relatively unkept. In the back, it grows just about the nape of his neck, neighbored by the sideburns that run down by his ear and the small goatee on his chin. Tribal style tattoos can be found all about his body, most notable being a smiling skull trapped within a flaring heart, located along his torso. His gait has been described as relaxed. While he may appear to be oblivious, he has trained himself not only to be ever aware of his surroundings, but to appear as if he is not. One may describe his musk like that of a morning after rain.

Clothing:

Having been from Yatsu City, the city on ice, he is generally accustomed to the cold. As such, he is regularly wearing a jacket, cloak, or hoodie well suited to such weather. One of his prized possessions is a fur hat with speckled spots about them, like a snow leopard. However, he only prefers to wear it when there is proper weather for it, or whenever he wishes to relax. Similarly, the sheath to his katana has fur near the hilt that matches the hat. The sheath is also made out of tough, winter wood, and given a simple design.

Nozarashi wears two pairs of earrings—two for each ear, right next to each other. He himself prefers to stick to pale colors, like the colors of his city.

Personality:

He is not insane.

He is, however, unapologetic. Without ties, nor cares—Nozarashi is a self-made man. And as such, he very much acts like it. Egotistical, charismatic, and borderline churlish, the missing-nin is a fun-loving person who loves to drink and loves to gamble. Upon meeting him, one would not believe that over three years prior, he was declared clinically insane by his home country. Nor that over a year before then, he was among the many war heroes of the great Cloud war. But then again, a lot has happened since then. Nozarashi resolves to put the past behind him. He wants live in the world. He wants to see the world. But more than anything at all, he wants to understand the world.

One wouldn't believe that such a person so worn and beaten by war and blood could create such a person.

And beaten and worn, he is.

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Combo Archetype: The Guardian
Special: Once per thread, the Guardian can instantly nullify any Ninjutsu attack two stages lower than his highest Ninjutsu by striking it with a hand.
Primary Archetype: Myrmidon
Merit: +2 Stamina, +1 Reserves
Flaw: -1 Tactics, -1 Intelligence, -1 Control

Secondary Archetype: Tactician
Merit: +2 to Tactics, +1 to Intelligence
Flaw: -2 to Strength, -1 to Power


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Statistics
Physical - Primary

Strength: 1 [-2] +23 = 22 (+20 Cnk)
Speed: 1 +20 = 21 (+15 Cnk)
Stamina: 1 [+2] +17 = 20 (+10 CnK)

Mental - Tertiary

Intelligence: 1 [-1] [+1] +13 = 14
Tactics: 1 [-1] [+2] +12 = 14
Willpower: 1 +15 = 16

Chakra - Secondary

Power: 1 [-1] +18 = 18
Control: 1 [-1] +17 [+3 Thread] = 20
Reserves: 1 [+1] +15 [+2 Thread] = 19
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Jutsu and Techniques:

Raiton / Lightning Release
st1— • Serrated Edge Power 4, Control 4
st2— • Lightning Bolt Willpower 6, Tactics 5, Control 5
st3— • Volt Spike Power 8, Control 8, Reserve 6
st4— • Ball Lightning Willpower 14, Tactics 13, Intelligence 11, Control 10
st5— • Nue Power 17, Control 16, Reserve 16, Willpower 15


Jishaku Genkotsu / The Magnetic Fist
st1—
• Magnetic Retrieval

Reqs: 5 Control, 3 Reserves
Bonuses: +3 Speed

st2—
Reqs: 7 Control, 7 Reserves, 6 Speed
Bonuses: +3 Speed

st3—
• Magnetic Rush

Reqs: 10 Control, 10 Reserves, 8 Speed
Bonuses: +3 Speed

st4—
• Magnetism Armor

Reqs: 15 Control, 14 Reserves, 14 Power, 14 Speed
Bonuses: +3 Speed


Chigatana no Kenbu / Sword Dance of the Bloody Sword
st1—
Reqs: Strength 5, Stamina 3
Bonuses: +4 Strength, +3 Speed, +2 Stamina

st2—
Reqs: Strength 7, Stamina 7, Willpower 6
Bonuses: +4 Strength, +3 Speed, +2 Stamina

st3—
• Feeling of Bloodlust L1

Reqs: Strength 12, Stamina 8, Willpower 8
Bonuses: +4 Strength, +3 Speed, +2 Stamina

st4—
Reqs: Strength 16, Stamina 14, Speed 13, Willpower 14
Bonuses: +4 Strength, +3 Speed, +2 Stamina
st5—
Reqs: Strength 22, Stamina 19, Speed 15, Willpower 16
Bonuses: +4 Strength, +3 Speed, +2 Stamina


Futoumeisei Gai Nai No / Those Lacking Opacity
st1— • (ap) Sabotage Control 4, Power 4
st2— • (ap) Perfect Imitation Power 5, Control 4, Reserves 4
st3— • (ap) Charlatan's Death Power 10, Control 10, Willpower 8


Hyouton / Ice Release
st1— • Ward Against Cold Reqs: 3 Willpower, 3 Control
st2— • Frigid Veil Reqs: 3 Willpower, 3 Control

Inventory:
• Shinobi Kit [0]
• Katana [3]
• Sakoshi Inventions [5]
—Electric Storm Bombs [1]
—Multiple Purpose Goggles [4]

Remaining: 0
Additional Gained: 0


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Biography:
Quote:
An excerpt from "Soldiers From The Unspoken War", by Kanagawa Nobu.




…there is no other shelter hereabout:
misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
I will here shroud till the
dregs of the storm be past.

—Shakespeare.
"The Tempest"



******* Nozarashi was a gifted child. It is said constantly that he demonstrated a natural ability to think differently. It is suspected that such traits were inherited from his parents, who are on record as prominent engineers in their time. Both are presumed dead, but the circumstanced are unrecorded. Nozarashi was sent into the care of his uncle, a fisherman in Yatsu City. It has been remarked that a fisherman's life was ill-suited to Nozarashi's potential.

When offered the chance at leaving Yatsu City in favor of joining the shinobi academy, a young Nozarashi immediately accepted. Then a smaller and rustic facility compared to what we have today, Nozarashi approached his education with a scholarly curiosity. As an academy student, he quickly demonstrated quick thinking and adaptive skills. He quickly graduated to the rank of genin, described by old reports as a "great prospect, with great potential." However, at the time, dispute had already begun to spread throughout Cloud.

It was then when the great war against the G-men began. Still a very young shinobi, and barely an adolescent, Nozarashi joined the ranks in the Cloud-nin forces. He was among the first to receive Daimyou Nagai's, then simply Nagai Jyushin, new, reformed education. Such prepared him for war and various anti-interrogation and anti-brainwashing techniques.

At long last, Nozarashi found his first taste of field work. A simple escort mission of war supplies, accompanied by several higher classed operatives, an assignment commonly known as typical and largely uneventful. However, on this one occasion, secret war plans were being smuggled among the supplies, unbeknownst to nearly all of the operatives, save for the commanding officer. G-men ambushed the caravan, beginning a skirmish well beyond any backup. The shinobi began to lose, and on his dying breath, the commanding officer tasked Nozarashi with taking the war plans to a secure location. By usage of camouflage and subterfuge, reports commend Nozarashi for his cunning adaptation to the environment to avoid detection. The war plans were secured. Such an ordeal was did not go ignored by his superiors, and he was promptly promoted to the rank of chuunin, cementing his role in the war.

The performance reviews of his chuunin years only praise him for his excellence. Records show that Nozarashi played a great integral role in numerous missions, many of which were vital to the war and its progression. However, with the G-men gaining the upper hand, assignments were scaled back to prevent unnecessary casualties: resulting in him to be stationed on various, less dangerous positions. Despite this, however, he proved himself to be a valuable asset. With the exception of a slight dip in performance when his former mentor, Nagai, was named a fugitive, and again when Hima was destroyed, Nozarashi held a perfect record. Such trends were common among shinobi at the time.

Anti-Cloud War protesting then emerged about the country. Nozarashi himself was stationed at once such rally protest, alongside two other chuunins, prior to the revelation that many were being used a shinobi traps at the time. Reports say that G-men ambushed them, and Nozarashi was the only one to able to escape with his life, severely beaten. He was hospitalized up until the destruction of Old Durama City.

In the Three Factions War, Nozarashi was among the shinobi that defected with Nagai's forces. Picked to be apart of the Daimyou's assault on the capitol, he parachuted into the city during the battle, and later assisted in paving a way for the forces to enter the city. Within nine hours, Nagai had gained control of the city. And with that, came the creation of the Lightning Military Government. For his long-standing commitment to the war, and dedication to the rebel cause, Nozarashi was then promoted to jounin. Or rather, with the implementation of the new ranks system, a sergeant.

Nozarashi would continue to serve in the battle of Sakoshi City, and then again in the Yellow Offensive. In the subsequent year, following the end of the war, it was said that Nozarashi's condition began to deteriorate. Performance reviews show a repeated trend in alcoholism, and perhaps even residual mental trauma from the war. After spotted interaction with an unregistered, dangerous individual, unbeknownst to Hidden Cloud, his mental state began to worsen. After it was revealed this individual was exerting a negative influence on his state of mind, Nozarashi effectively went clinically insane. The reports show that Hidden Cloud did their best in treating the sergeant, however—he had developed a psychotic disorder, and thus he was sent to the Cloud Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Unfortunately, Nozarashi's skill allowed him to escape. Shinobi intelligence believe he has fled the country.

Officials on the matter have voiced shame over Nozarashi's psychotic condition, and many still remember and revere him for what he was: the war hero, who did everything to serve his country. Hunter-nin have done their best to retrieve him, so that Cloud may resume treating him—

—Or otherwise put him down, as humanely as possible.

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• Despite what the records say, Nozarashi is not insane. Far from it.
Thread Ratings:

1. Creation (8/20/15)
3 AP: +1 Sabotage, +1 Perfect Imitation, +1 Charlatan's Death
2. Runaway (10/06/15)
+1 Control, +1 Reserves, +Ward Against Cold
3. Real Estate (02/11/16)
+2 Control, +1 Reserves, Ice Element: Frigid Veil


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Old 08-20-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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Willpower: 1 - 1 + 14 = 14

So as it stands you don't have the willpower for Nue or Stage Five of Chigatana...

But you've only used 39 pool points in your tertiary block, so, with some moving around, I'm sure you'll be fine. You actually only need 13 tactics and 11 intelligence, so meeting the willpower requirement for all your skills at (16) will be a fairly simple fix.

You've also only used 49 of your secondary pool points.

I like the profile itself, it's condensed and concise. The biography does a good job in telling me enough about who he is, I think, though this and any details pertaining to Cloud are up to Kaen.

Jutsu count is on, other than the stat errors above this is a cool character and I'm eager to see him active. His reaction to Cloud's proclamation is priceless.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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Thanks, Seikon. All those errors should work out now.
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After reading the bio I noticed a couple things. The first is that you have him listed as being one of the first to receive Nagai's training. However, as an academy teacher, I'm not sure if it matches up with hold old your character would have been. The war started 12.5 years ago (roughly), which would have meant you were 13-14 years old, a little old for an academy student.

The other thing I noticed is that you had a very similar background to my cloud nin, who also was one of Nagai's first students, and was captured/brain washed. I originally had him resist the reeducation, but Kaen said they wouldn't go easy on even a genin, and it wasn't realistic. I'll let Kaen jump in on that, but it's very close to what I originally had for my character. Not saying he won't allow this, but just noting what I was told.
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Your first point was done intentionally.

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Academy Teacher Nagai Jyushin, to create a new system of education that would not only prepare genin for war but also make them much more resistant to G-Men recruiting.
So, genin were obviously a part of the G-men recruitment program as well as Jyushin's new education.

By this same token, I'm assuming you wrote that your char was an academy student when he was being reeducated, so my situation would be different. I'll let Kaen rule on whether or not your second point is valid.
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Addressed another math thing in skype. Willpower's been fixed -- I'm comfortable half-approving this as it stands, provided Kaen's judgement comes through (and pending any fixes he requires).
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Bump. I'm needy.
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Hey, short bio! Dunno if the whole criminally insane thing will pan out with Kaen but I always appreciate a concise summary of events when possible. I'll Half Approve since we got all the numbery bits of the sheet sorted.
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Super interesting character, I'd love to have our Nukenin meet one day. Half for you.
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If young genin could resist the brainwashing techniques of the G-men, then their techniques would not have been nearly as effective as they were at large. Please remove that bit.

I've been weighing the pros and cons of letting this sheet through in my head. The bio is very short, but it also technically covers most of what I would expect, except the final parts . . . which I know I asked you to keep out of the bio. I'll consider this an experiment. Please trailblaze responsibly.

Your former serial number is 19405680387.

Name: Ikkaku Nozarashi
Shinobi Rank: Jounin
Missing-nin Rank: C
Shinobi Village: Hidden Cloud
Last Location: (Please fill this in yourself)
Additional Notes: Nozarashi suffers from an acute, deeply insidious and barely understood mental disorder. After encountering him, all LMG personal are advised to report to Director Mai for questioning.
Reward: Wanted, preferably alive. Collect reward on delivery to LMG containment offices or certified medical wards.
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