Ninpocho Chronicles is a fantasy setting storyline set in the World of Ninjas where feudal daimyo, clans and ninja villages all wage war on each other for money, glory or for a common goal.

Each ninja starts from the bottom and start their training as an Academy Student. From there they develop abilities akin to that of demigods as they grow in age and experience.

Along the way they gain new friends (or enemies), take on jobs and complete contracts and missions for their respective villages where their training and skill will be tested to their limits.

The sky is the limit as the blank page you see before you can be filled with countless of adventures with your character in the game.

This is Ninpocho Chronicles.

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Toraono Kuro

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All six of Kuro's demonic cores had suffered catastrophic damage from the explosion of the mechanical sovereign. Kuro had tried to fight his way to save Katsuo but it seems he never made it to him. Kuro's undying body apparently saved him using a final spark from his rinnegan enhanced blood Kuro was rebuilt from a decimated corpse buried beneath ash, sand, and stone. A single drop of blood took ten years to rebuild the fallen sage's body. Pain and darkness were all that awaited Kuro after 10 years of oblivion and tormented dreams. Lost loved ones, cherished family, a village that had once depended on him now and then. As much as the urge swept through him Kuro found that he could not cry. Although the reason he was able to awaken at all was because the rains had trickled down to where he had been buried by the explosion. Runic terran seals began to light up as Kuro's telekinesis kicked in and began to free him from his predicament. There were 3 things on his mind that allowed his power to slowly awaken. REVENGE, FAMILY, RESTORATION... All of those whom had plotted against Sunagakure would pay. All those whom had raised their weapons against his friends and family would pay. No matter how much pain he was in he circulated his dark energies through each of his hearts. Kuro distinctly felt his elemental affinities were in place but the seals and runes that allowed their use that were bonded to his mind and soul had been shattered. Many of his former arts of war and feats of ninjutsu would have to be reacquired and then allowed to absorb the intent of his original mastery as he mastered skills and jutsu anew. After clearing a path to the surface Kuro emerged into the vast desert once more. As his senses flared he found his first few meals waiting for him by a tiny spring where water was bubbling up to the surface.

Twenty medium to large size dustboars were within view but Kuro would only pick one. It was old and weary and with two cracked tusks it was mostly alone but within view of the younglings. With a quick surge of energy the dustboar found himself paralyzed before Kuro struck it in the back of the head with a taijutsu/genjutsu combination. Kuro carried the beast away and after a quick prayer of thanks to his ancestors Kuro killed, skinned, butchered, and set aside the differing portions of meats, bones, and sturdy hide. With his skills and telekinesis not a single portion of the boar was wasted. The hide was soon fashioned into knee length pants. The bones and remaining intestines were cleaned in a manner that only a master could accomplish and then after being twisted and tied became a load bearing vest. Another piece of hide was worked over and scoured to a pristine state, after turning the remaining blood into ink after mixing it with kendu root and powdered blackstone was made into a seal which could be used to store the uneaten meat and remaining leather. Content with himself, Kuro headed towards Sunagakure using the stars as his guide since the landscape had changed.

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Toraono Kuro

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Kuro checked over his body once more as he grasped for the power he used to have. Remnants remained, links to his original runes, sigils, and blood borne powers had been completely shattered. Kuro knew how to rebuild them so he wasn't upset, the one thing he seemed to have plenty of at the moment was time. His family had separated and gone into hiding due to conflicts with the Daimyo and his underlings. Nothing was as it seemed as everyone seemed to be manipulated by something or someone else. Top of his new list of things to do was rebuild himself. He couldn't protect Suna if he was a broken down being. His bloodline only gave him a small edge and quite a few disadvantages when it came to being perceived as non threatening but that was easily dealt with as well. The Toraono Clan's reputation and capacity was well known. If it weren't then Kuro would have to hide himself as he would simply be perceived as a monster. His more severely cores were set internally in a healing formation while his functional cores were closer to the surface so to speak. Kuro's skeletal system was stronger than the densest Takahashi Fire Forged Steel which actually granted him reasonable damage resistance but constant arthritis. It was an even trade, no power or ability came forth without cost.

Suddenly an urge swept through Kuro's resilient soul. Kuro released a single drop of blood on the ground and then performed three hand seals while he sung a song like a madman would whisper a lullaby to their closest friend. A song that had come to mind as well. Kuro sang lightly yet in the open desert it resounded easily, "Keep you in the dark, you know they all pretend...."

Kuro's summoning technique actuaqlly followed through as a humanoid feline rose from the bloodseal on the sand as he responded to Kuro's lyrics in turn, "Keep you in the dark, and so it all bega-a-an."
Hyouhage smiled at Kuro as Kuro sang aloud, "Send in your skeletons... Sing as their bones go marching iiiin.... again"
Hyouhage joined in the song as well, "They need you buried deep... The secrets that you keep are ever ready"
Kuro sung aloud "Are you ready?"
Hyouhage hugged Kuro in a brotherly manner before speaking normally, "You had myself and my clansmen worried. Despite your immortality rites the jade plate we maintain that signaled your life essence shattered into six pieces. Over this past few years it started to reassemble itself but the cracks have remained. How are you Brother Kuro?"
Kuro smiled then took on a serious look, "I took on a massive explosion that buried me deep and directly injured all but my primal core. It has taken me too long to regenerate and link back up with my scattered remnants. I will need to retrain much of my former abilities to regain any semblence of strength. Can I ask for our kindred to check on Sunagakure and my comrades? Just for the time it will take while I train myself to be worthy of Suna once more."
Hyouhage nodded, "Of course I will send one of my brethren to contact your remaining comrades and get an accounting as well as pass on your message of life."

Kuro smiled and shook Hyouhage's hand before releasing his summoning.
Hyouhage disappeared in a blink of shadows. Kuro trekked further into the desert to look for any signs of sandwyrms or carnasaurs. Training himself anew would require sustenance and challenge and although he wasn't as strong as what he used to be Kuro had to set a baseline.

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Kuro’s sense of smell and chakra senses were still strong and if he entered sage mode they would be much stronger. Since Kuro was hunting to refamiliarize with his undying body and reclaim the power he had lost due to his injuries Kuro kept his usage of Sage arts to a bare minimum. What Kuro had noticed was that with the broken sigils and runes new connections had formed while he was regenerating. His taijutsu used to be able to link with his ninjutsu but now it combined with his genjutsu instead. This was an odd feeling for a brief moment as Kuro had only used his genjutsu to train genin or train his mentat abilities. Kuro had never relied on his genjutsu for combat. Since this was now a part of his undying devil body Kuro decided to use it to its fullest. Focusing his mind Kuro brought up the simplest combat genjutsu he knew. The scene of a phoenix lightly burning its target briefly surfaced in his conscious thoughts as his fire runes and mentat abilities synchronized.

This genjutsu technique causes an intense sensation of heat within an opponent. As Kuro remembered it, this genjutsu could make his opponent’s feel as if their body had just been scorched horribly, thereby allowing the slightest touch after being inflicted with this mental curse to cause further pain… B Rank Genjutsu Phoenix’s Embrace…



Kuro smiled, it seemed his new path would require an intense revision of his attitude toward and uses of Genjutsu. Since this was the case Kuro connected runes and sigils in his Devil core which was tied to fire element. With Kuro’s Dark Embrace the power of the phoenix became his own power and a curse was formed. Devil’s Embrace was born as Kuro dedicated more of his internal energy to his genjutsu. Kuro still maintained all of his mastery of taijutsu. Kuro’s melee taijutsu wasn’t at the mastery where he was at the top of the world, but he was still far from the bottom. Kuro’s genjutsu however had now taken a single step above his direct melee skills. Kuro’s ranged projectile and ninjutsu skills were obscene and rarely remembered because those who suffered these attacks were all dead. Kuro preferred direct melee since it gave his opponents the illusion that all he could do was direct physical confrontation.


New Curse formation:

Devil’s Embrace:
Master: Cast at normal DC and deals 375 Illusionary damage per round. The target takes +15% damage from all sources.
Special Action - Elemental Lacing: By paying an additional 20% of the Chakra Cost upon cast, if the Genjutsu hits, the user may follow-up with an offensive Fire Element-based Jutsu.
Note:

Effect: Kuro’s Genjutsu (*stated in their Dojo*) are Cursed attacks.

Kuro gains a +2 bonus; this applies to checks, as well, but these techniques now cost +10% CP.

The +2 bonus applies to Kuro’s Demonic Aura as well.
- The Illusionary Damage per round can be buffed by fire damage buffs as well as Illusionary damage buffs. Damage buff cap still applies.
- The special action may only be used once per cast.
*Master Cost: 660 CP to initiate, 330 CP per round to maintain*



Kuro’s memories synchronized as he developed a new Devil’s Trick courtesy of the curses that were manifesting themselves anew within his cores. The first Devil Trick Kuro devised since his regeneration flowed through his mind and into his devil core to form a rune and sigil attachment to his Devil’s Embrace curse. *Terra Firma Unleashing the Devil’s Embrace*

This technique would require Kuro’s telekinesis to unleash an Emerald containing decisive earth - based chakra. This emerald would come from Kuro’s Steel Core and after flowing through Kuro’s Devil core it would also contain Kuro’s Devil’s Embrace cursed genjutsu. Upon contact with Kuro’s target, the earth chakra would release itself in such a way that the target would feel as if they were literally struck by the Earth itself only to be embraced by the Devil.
Information
Prerequisites: A Rank, Can only be used with a Weapon that has the Projectile Damage Type
Rank 2: The user strikes at a single target dealing 3,630 Damage at +3 Accuracy. This technique has a 44% chance to inflict a Sprained Status to a single limb.
Special Action: By paying an additional cost of +15% Cp and 1 AP, upon contact a mass of vines spring from the Earth creating a "barrier" in front of the user blocking up to 1,000 Damage. If this special is used, this jutsu is still modded as 2.5 AP's worth of time. This may only be used once per battle.
Rank 2 Cost: 1,815 Cp
Notes:
- This technique can only be used once every other round.
- Damage may be increased by either Projectile or Earth Buffs. The user must state which buff they

are using upon initiation.
- If a limb is already Sprained, this technique has a 21%/28% chance to inflict a Fractured Status.
- The Special Action does not act a barrier.



Yet Kuro would take it a step further than that, Kuro would use the Devil’s Embrace to complete a final combination by adding one final touch of combustion. This final technique would fuse a dark chakra sigil to the Devil’s Embrace to allow a Ruby projectile containing explosive fiery chakra to strike wherever the Devil’s Embrace has impacted. This final impact would unleash a large pillar of devilish flames. Igniting the target and the very ground around them leaving even the land barren, scorched, and scarred.
Information
Prerequisites: A Rank, Can only be used with a Weapon that has the Projectile Damage Type
Rank 2: The user strikes a single target dealing 2,600 Damage at +0 Accuracy. Upon a full hit this technique explodes into a pillar of fire targeting the original target and an additional two dealing 1,525 Damage at +0 Accuracy.
Special Action: At the cost of +15% Cp, this technique has a 36% chance to set a target ablaze for three rounds dealing 335 Damage per round.
Rank 2 Cost: 2,065 Cp
Notes:
- This technique may only be used once per round.
- C-Rank or Lower Water Based Jutsu have 18% chance to douse the fire, while B-Rank and Higher Water based Jutsu douse the flames.
- This technique may be buffed by either Projectile or Fire Buffs. The user must state which buff they are using upon initiation.



So now Kuro had devised two initial attacks through his Undying Devil body.

The Devil’s Trick technique or combination Tai-genjutsu:

*Terra Firma Unleashing the Devil’s Embrace*

And just to ensure destruction The Devil’s Trick Follow Up,

*Terra Firma Unleashing the Devil’s Embrace of Combustion*

Kuro amused himself with the premise of these attacks. If Kuro was able to practice and perfect a combination of techniques such as these perhaps he could create other combination jutsus.

WC: 693

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Toraono Kuro

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Kuro began to search for the signs of sandwyrms and carnasaurs. As they were the level of strength he had trained himself to before the Sovereigns that was where Kuro decided he would begin anew. He would start with the giant beasts of ancient times and train himself to become something far more dangerous. No longer was he just Sunagakure’s guardian devil. The Demonbeast King that had once existed within him Hyakujuuonouu was free in the world once more as well although he existed in a humanoid body all of Kuro’s family were free and scattered around the world. As Kuro trekked across the broken stones and ancient sands his bestial senses realigned and he began to sense his prey. The signs of battle between giant beasts became more easily sought after. Even with their general disappearance from the annals of time and the eyes of mankind beasts will always fine other beasts. Kuro however was not seeking them out to exterminate them, that had never been the case. Defense, training, study, enlightenment. All these essential things for a warrior only came about through the most intense moments of life. Few things in life are as intense as battle with Kaijuu. When Kuro freed Hyakujuuonouu long ago, Kuro had lost the power of a Jinchuuruuki and was no longer able to transform into a Kaijuu yet Kuro retained that same lust for battle and that same sense of seeking his opponents on that level. When Kuro had awakened the Rinnegan before the sundering of the world’s energies took it away from him Kuro was able to use an Ogre-Magi body to temporarily transform into a Kaijuu. Now he maintained the core from that body and when he invoked that power he had greater health but it required chakra to maintain that kind of health as he no longer possessed the natural bloodline necessary to retain that kind of size and energy. Now Kuro was a Fallen Sage, a former rinnegan wielder. The changes of his physical body were unimaginable to most as Kuro had become an abomination of Devil and Sage energies. It was because of his previous experiences and levels of power that Kuro could now manage odd feats that few would ever dare to attempt much less master as a form of power. Kuro finally found a way to briefly regain the power of a Kaijuu.

Regaining that kind of power wasn’t easy nor did it happen quickly. Kuro literally had to release the restraints upon his undying body step by step. The power of a Kaijuu could not be maintained for very long either. Kuro lamented that he had not had the opportunity to use Kaijuu level strength against the Sovereign. As Kuro finally found a partially hidden cave entrance, Kuro’s senses extended and allowed him to detect a mid-stage carnasaur. This one had not yet attained full elemental mastery over lightning or else Kuro would have sensed far more energy. While making his way into the lair of his prey Kuro released a death pulse fully energizing his cores.


Death Pulse - Special Activated Ability
Becoming a Fallen Sennin required the sacrifice of his Rikudo Sennin abilities and his multiple bodies. Kuro's original body is now bound together with dark chakra. The most terrible aspect of this technique is the ability to take organs or souls from other living creatures and implant them within himself to be used as reagents in other techniques. This allows the Fallen Sennin to carry within him a piece of his former alternate bodies’ strengths that further adds to the Fallen Sennin's own power in some small way.
Information
Prerequisites: Revenant
Effect:
  • Each [Stolen Heart] granted by Revenant grants the user its own Class Bonus and can spend up to 2 pts. This is declared via the user's Dojo Forum thread and cannot be changed, however the user may willingly discard a [Stolen Heart] and replace it with a stolen heart RP.
  • Each [Stolen Heart] must be activated for 0.5 AP before the user may benefit from it's bonuses.
  • Each [Stolen Heart’s] class points only apply to the [Stolen Heart] itself, and cannot be combined for higher class point costs.
  • The user may only benefit from stacking identical Class Bonuses up to three times.

Cost: 0.5 AP per heart activated

Note:
  • Activating multiple [hearts] in a row may be treated as a singular action with an aggregate AP cost equal to the AP spent activating them for the purposes of AP timing.
  • If a [Stolen Heart] is destroyed, the bonuses gained from it is lost immediately for the remainder of battle.
  • The user must still abide by limitations within the Class Points system (such as only being able to benefit from "+10% [element] damage" a total of two times).
  • Hearts cannot choose the 'additional Inventory Slot' class point option.

Fallen Sage Cores/ Revenant Hearts (activated by Death Pulse)
SONIC CORE: +1 HP MOD, +.5 GEN DC* / OGRE CORE: +2 HP MOD* / DEVIL CORE: +1 NIN ACC* / WHITE TIGER CORE: +1 FREE BASIC ATK/ STEEL CORE: +2 HP MOD*

Kuro’s health and mental energies increased after concentrating his death pulse. With all five of his cores supporting his heart and mind Kuro’s health returned to a primal state.

Dark Force - A-Rank Ninjutsu
A technique that allows Kuro to bring forth the power remaining in his other hearts. Calling forth this energy for battle to augment his own capabilities immensely. Rather than release his hearts as specters to fight in mockery of their original bodies, Kuro instead calls forth their cores and positions them within each limb of his body. Dark Chakra tendrils invigorate each empowered limb. His body becomes far more bestial, fused with his former forms’ hearts directly with each pumping their remaining powers directly into the Kuro's reforged chakra system. Not only does this give Kuro even greater strength, but also an altered form with released dark chakra threads that give Kuro an edge when manipulating them.
Information
Prerequisites
Revenant, A-Rank
Prerequisites: Revenant, Dark Immortality
Rank 1/2: The user selects up to 3/4 [Stolen Hearts]. The user will retain the class bonus granted by the selected [hearts] even if they are destroyed, and while they are not destroyed their effects are doubled.
Rank 1/2 Cost: 3 AP 2,750 CP + 1,100/rnd
Note:
Does not use Handseals
  • Does not allow the Revenant to bypass Class Point Limits.
  • Ghoulish Shroud (Dark Force) has its AP cost reduced by -0.25 AP per heart that is activated with Death Pulse prior to being cast.
Kuro felt his dark chakra surging and his undying body felt stronger and more capable of surviving a double transformation. With Dark Force Kuro could assume a physical stature similar to his former Kaijuu state. However, to unleash true power like his former Kaijuu state he needed one to go one step further he needed to unleash all of his devil power for a brief moment. With his mind clear and his path set Kuro descended into the mid stage carnasaur’s lair.

Kuro stalked the massive beast and as it sensed Kuro’s aura fear began to swirl within its belly. An instinctive urge to run from this challenge came over the massive beast as it eventually released a roar of defiance before charging at Kuro. Kuro’s existence had provoked this carnasaur in the worst manner possible. Kuro had forced this carnasaur to lash out in fear.

WC: 688
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