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Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

This merchant city by the sea is enclosed by great ivory walls which were used to hold the desert storms at bay. This outpost resides outside of the Diamond Maelstrom and is often visited by travelers seeking supplies to go into the Diamond Maelstrom. With the storm finally subdued after three decades, commerce here has increased exponentially as curious travelers explore the desert terrain and seek a rumored subterranean hidden village!

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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:01 pm

The woman decides to flip her card for all to see, which was just great. Hakuren wasn’t sure if that was due to her influence, but if the woman was going to do that anyways Hakuren’s moment of peaking seemed rather pointless right now. It seems the artifact really increased the power to her Yamanaka abilities for she did not try to come in that strong. Hakuren could only imagine if she tries to possessing someone at full force. At least she figured out one thing about the woman Maru was playing against.

Form Hakuren’s understanding the artifacts increases one bloodline, which means that woman was a Hyuuga. Hakuren could warn Maru, but she had a better plan. The Hyuuga’s greatest strength is also their greatest weakness. Hyuuga abilities are all about seeing chakra, so if one were to blind her she would find her bloodline useless. Hakuren had just the jutsu to block her special sight. The man would not be holding Hakuren for long for she would then cast a ‘Name of the Rose’ jutsu which converts her body into chakra. Normally this would make her into a being of highly compressed chakra, but this time Hakuren modifies the jutsdu so that her essences permeates throughout the air especially around the table that was being played at. To normal people she would be invisible, but to the woman she was a dense fog as long as she used her abilities.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:42 am

OOM ((OUT OF MODDING)): ouch, you kind of overstepped yourself but the playout will be actually quite nice... HAKUREN WILL NOW LEARN EXACTLY HOW HER item works as well as Maru's and the woman's trinket. NAME OF THE ROSE ACTIVATE!! and punish to a certain extent with a great deal of learning involved. Feel free to PM if you need more exact details and a full write up...

As Maru focused his chakra upon his watch he soon found himself in five places at once. He actually became a temporal entity he didn't alter time but he stepped outside of it. He saw through his past, he saw through his present, he saw through his future if he simply reacted, he saw through his possible future for the good of himself and the other person whom had inadvertently over -powered his artifact and his possible future if he acted against Hakuren's bumbling interactions.

Each of his points in time were tied to a beautiful woman a mistress of time as it were whom held his hand in the past. Maru was seeing through her temporal sense.

In the present she had her arms wrapped around his shoulders as she draped herself over him like a woman in the heat of lust and want would do to someone who reflected her needs and desires as he fed her spiritual chakra.

In his personal reactionary future she was a protective mistress whom straddled his lap grinding against him looking over her shoulder at Lady Shinzen with terrible eyes that resembled a clock's face with the countdown seemingly leading to Lady Shinzen's downfall.

As for the other two future's one was where his Mistress of time accepted Hakuren's chakra and her presence and helped her return to her natural state so as not to overexert herself and end up butt naked with only 10% of her chakra remaining as Maru found himself capable of seeing his newfound temporal mistress and a rose covered chakra entity Hakuren. In this future Maru's Temporal mistress would gently walk Hakuren's chakra form back into herself despite Hakuren's chakra dropping by 50% from interacting directly with Maru's Temporal Mistress and a murky vision of a dark haired man that seemed to protect Lady Shinzen.

His darkest reaction would be to allow Hakuren's well timed but ill-advised assistance to completely empower his Temporal Mistress granting her a temporary projected chakra form for all to see and granting Hakuren access to the artifact's true name even though he could figure that out on his own if he mastered his artifact on his own. Hakuren's actions would allow him to directly interact with the Temporal Mistress but in return Hakuren would temporarily be completely drained of chakra and wind up naked in Danudee's arms, and truly unconscious although spiritually aware of what had occurred with full knowledge of Lady Shinzen's artifact, her own artifact, and a little bit about Maru's artifact as Time is a constant ever changing mistress.

No matter what action Maru choose he would definitely know now that his artifact was a very sultry, constantly demanding yet somewhat appreciative woman. She could be his greatest ally or she could turn her back upon him to force him to learn a lesson.


Hakuren would find her artifact only increased her senses and the sensory input she got from others, she could receive actual physical and emotional input from anyone she was mentally linked to. Her glasses allowed her fully enhanced focus of her mental capacity meaning she could sense with intensity far beyond her norm. Her artifact did not truly magnify her abilities so much as it lessened the feedback she would normally receive from interacting with and through others. It was as if she had found the perfect antennae for her radio and she could now tune in to any station and hear perfectly without static or a time delay. She literally saw and felt things through others as if she were sensing it herself in real time without any delay it all occurred at once but due to her artifact enhancing her mental focus it was not overwhelming. After entering the name of the rose Hakuren would literally see her links to Maru, Akakuzin, her break from Lady Shinzen and her links to the animals she had brought to assist her. She could see the chakra sigils inscribed into her artifact and the crystal lenses themselves. She could also see that her artifact was actually alive but had not taken any form she could recognize as a man or a beast. Her artifact was nameless, only slightly awake, and fully alive. It was like a child eager to learn, able to maximize its intensity to experience but untested and unknowing of the possibility. IT was all she could obtain with certainty, the glasses were alive and did exactly what glasses would do for a person with impaired sight. They enhanced and corrected, in Hakuren's case they truly enhanced and corrected perhaps she might learn to interact with them better later.

Hakuren could also see that the emerald brooch she had taken was alive as well, but she could not understand what it could do as she had yet to fully interact with it.

Hakuren could inadvertently see a beautiful woman protectively hovering around Maru in a ghostlike state but she moved so fast to her astral vision that it made her dizzy until her rush to flood the immediate area around Maru and Lady Shinzen brought her into direct contact with the Temporal Mistress and Lady Shinzen's Black Pearl.
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What would happen next depended on Maru's reactions from outside of normal time. As long as he held her hand he was free to act in a way that benefitted him or both him and Hakuren the most.

Hakuren could feel the weight of time pressing down upon her as the Temporal Mistress eyed her with concern etched within her tic toc eye.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:02 am


When he focused his chakra into his item, he didn't just traveled through time but he stepped out of it. It was like when he extended his chakra into the item that Maru was at 5 places at once becoming a temporal entity of sorts by extending his chakra to his artifact. Maru had to pat himself on the back for this idea since he was heavily relying on his item to win this tournament. Each scenario with each Maru was different from the past, present, future, and the two other scenario's outside of time which went something like this;

In the past, although Maru hadn't noticed his mistress of time, she seemed she had been with him the entire time when he first put the watch on his wrist. When he first messed with the watch by feeding it spiritual chakra he could see the Temporal Mistress asking him to feed her more chakra, and if everything was how it was before she would leave that hicky on his neck which was probably the reason why he felt as if he was embraced by some phantom. The Maru from the past while still holding his mistress hand had decided to simply rig the game. Feeding his Temporal mistress more chakra so he could get a glance at the cards as they were as they were passed around, he rubbed his chin and while he was outside of time he came up with an idea. Maru decided to accelerate his movements so he could simply take the cards from each persons hand then switched them around giving these people, including what Lady Shinzen's had however he left the queen of hearts just in case the woman would be suspicious in him rigging the game to hopefully see to his victory.

In the present, while Maru was trying to intimidate the people around him. He was fully aware of his temporal mistress, and he was already madly in love with her. It doesn’t really take Maru long to become obsessed with his newfounded phantom mistress and of course he didn't care much about spending his chakra in order to keep her satisfied. Hell he would even resort to putting leach seals on some gamblers to drain chakra to feed his beautiful temporal mistress. Her being draped over his shoulder was kinda distracting, he raised a hand to run his fingers lightly over her wrist finding himself a bit speechless.

And of course the future with his temporal mistress straddling his lap and proceeding to grind on him was distracted the puppet master even more. Maru's cheeks turning a lava looking red with what looks to be blood coming down from his perverted nose with a huge smile on his face..


Image‘Marry me lady please!!!!!' Was a translation from a bunch of gibberish that came from Maru's mouth. Was it legal to marry a phantom? Could he take this watch with him when he won? If he wasn't allowed to take it, he'll have to resort to stealing this artifact.

So far there were only three undistracted Maru's, there were two possible outcomes to Hakuren's interference. One would lead Hakuren back to her body safe without any major consequences whereas, if he chose the other option he would actually overpower his temporal mistress. Sure.. he liked Hakuren. She's been a great help plus she was indeed pretty hot… buuuuuut if he was to empower his artifact MORE there would be no telling what she could do. Plus after he could just transfer some chakra into her if he had to, so Maru nodded his head. “Go ahead and take it all sweet cheeks.” One of the Maru's said, then unfortunately for Haruken.. Maru decided that overpowering his artifact was the best course of action. His act was based fully on his lust for his temporal mistress that he was actually willing to sacrifice Hakuren's energy (and little did he knows her clothes) but it shouldn't be so bad since she would gain knowledge on all of three of their artifacts. Now it was time to wait to see what happens when his artifact becomes overpowered.

[Ooc: Choosing to overpower my artifact! <\\\< My bad Hakuren's but lots of benefits for both of us!]
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:33 pm

It seems Hakuren might have overstep her bounds a little as she feels someone draining her chakra in large quantities. It was Maru that was doing it feeding her chakra to the watch. Hakuren could only imagine how powerful the watch would be when so overcharged and thus she allows Maru to do so. Hakuren is an experienced Yamanaka and knows that ‘Name of the Rose’ is an exceptionally special jutsu. It only lasts for three rounds and the user can sacrifice rounds to restore a portion of chakra. In short Hakuren figure way not have their cake and eat it too. Hakuren allows Maru to feed the watch all but 1% of her chakra. Once she was that low she begins sacrificing rounds one by one. Maru would get his temporal mistress he so desired and Hakuren would be able to return to Danudee's arms with more than enough chakra to restore her lost chakra armor quickly.

So the artifacts were alive their own souls, though Hakuren’s seems a little immature compared to the others. The two on the battlefield had actual forms while hers seems shapeless. Holding her glasses in her hands she felt like she was holding a child abandoned and alone. Hakuren uses her telepathic abilities to speak directly to the soul within the glasses. ”My dear child, I invite you to become one with me. Should you accept I will guarantee that you will never be alone and that I will be there for you in both the good times and the bad.”

(The following is if the artifact accepts her offer:)
Hakuren was low on chakra but there were other ways she could cast jutsu. Thanks to her vampirism she could cast jutsu with the payment of blood. Hakuren takes off her blindfold, snatches a knife a person had to go with their meal and stabs out her own eye. Hakuren felt some pain but not as much as most people would. She was blind because the nerves never connected to her eyes. Her eyes were motionless and felt nothing, but still she bleeds. The blood spills out onto the glasses and Hakuren begins her vows, “With this blood I form this contact. From this day forth you are mine and I am yours.” Hakuren casts a specific jutsu A jutsu that allows the user to concentrate chakra into a small sphere of whatever minerals may be lying around, creating what resembles a glass eye. Using the glasses and the blood it became a red glass eye. Hakuren was very careful not to mess with the sigils. “I welcome you as a part of myself. From now on we shall be of one body.” Hakuren places the glass eye into her now empty socket. Hakuren also alters her chakra armor accordingly.

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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:46 am

OOC: well good lord and butter!! Now for the ramifications...
Maru's attempt to move while outside of time completely backfired, the watch could never make him faster. It did expand his awareness of time in the same manner as the genjutsu known as Tsukyomi except the jutsu was not torturing anyone it was simply granting him different view points. Maru was indeed free to move about to any point within the temporal phenomena his Mistress invoked but he could not interact with anything but her while he was within it. He could see things with perfect clarity or her could hear things with perfect pitch but temporal manipulation of speed was impossible as speeding up the body in such a manner would kill his cells at an accelerated rate reducing him to dust and causing her to disperse since she was MARU's TEMPORAL ASPECT. While his plan to move the cards around failed vibrantly Maru did find out that Lady Shinzen was a partial descendant of a Cloud Nin with an electromagnetic bloodline. She was an indirectly trained Santaru and she was actually following the electric impulses of her opponents. Needless to say she was flabber ghasted when she could no longer sense Maru's nerve endings firing despite the intensity of his stares. Then with a sudden surge of energy and a clap of air being disbursed a beautiful red head woman with emerald eyes, a ruby dress, and lightly flaming hair appeared upon his lap. Her skin glowed like light and though she was shaped like a beautiful woman it was obvious she was not a mere human woman. She was a temporal optical occurrence neo-being T.O.O.N. for short. As a projected temporal hologram she could only take near human form when empowered with a sizeable amount of energy or chakra. Thanks to Maru and Hakuren's donation she was fully formed in all her glory.

She smelled of flowers and ozone, her hair was warm and fiery like liquid static. Her lips hungrily closed over Maru's devouring his kiss for such a moment that every straight man in the club except Danudee whom carefully cradled Hakuren found themselves straining for a look.

As Hakuren controlled her chakra she took care to give only what she willed herself to give...
Her glasses shimmered in her grip.
Hakuren then made her own choice violently...
The artifact had no choice but to accept her offer but her blood magic had another affect that was most likely unintended. Her sacrifice of her eye caused it to function so long as she wore or held her glasses. Where nerve ends had been dead or none existent was now an incredible surge of 'artificial' life as runes from the glasses entered her bloodstream and bonded with her once injured nonfunctional eye. The artifacts were still basically nameless so while the bonds were newly forming they expressed themselves as best they could following the imprints of personality their wielders fed them along with the energy they needed or received.

Stage 1 BloodBond achieved
Feel free to give your glasses a voice and a personality.

Maximum artifact soul empowerment achieved
Watch evolves (You may now call her by her true name- as can Hakuren if you both decide upon one.)


Lord Shishiden watched eagerly as two people had already seemed to give to their artifacts immediately. One girl even sacrificed her eye only to get it back improved. As these two items increased in power his daughter grew stronger. Her flesh took on a healthy sheen and her hair grew fuller.

Danudee stepped away after the girl woke up and stabbed herself in the eye offering her blood to her glasses of all things then the most wondrous thing happen. The eye she stabbed began to function properly while her glasses took on a different shape.

Was this girl some kind of magician? That would be awesome ~ These were Danudee's which Hakuren discovered she could hear.

Lady Shinzen whispered to her black pearl and the shadows and energy around her grew cold as small sparks of black lightning surged beneath her palm that only Maru and now Hakuren could SEE. The arrival of Maru's visibly distracting and gorgeous illusionary woman pissed Lady Shinzen off and made her shadow butler more protective. It seemed the game had shifted into high gear as the dealer readied herself to draw and turn over the first card.

Danudee was going to ask Hakuren if she was okay when she grew warm and seemed to be a little stronger physically.


Hakuren now heard Danudee's thoughts since he had been holding her during her exchange of chakra, an interesting side affect as she had no true mental link to him she could simply HEAR his thoughts and now see out of one of her eyes if she chose.

Maru's temporal mistress sat upon his lap after she stopped straddling him she turned about still grinding down on him showing her ownership. MARU WAS HER MAN AND NONE COULD HAVE HIM SAVE HER. NOT EVEN TIME COULD HAVE MARU SO LONG AS SHE WANTED HIM AND HE TRULY WANTED HER IN RETURN.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:31 am

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Although Maru's attempt at cheating the game was a bust, he did achieve in overflowing his artifact with chakra thanks to Haruken. Maru's watch began to glow and he couldn't do anything but watch as his temporal mistress began to come into REAL space time… on his lap in which he saw in his future. Most people were pretty surprised when seeing the once phantom woman appear out of nowhere, straddling his lap as if she had always been there. Summoning up enough courage, he decided to speak with the beautiful woman who was on his lap. “Umm…” he said, wiping his nose before making finger guns to his temporal mistress. “Hey gurl.” It was pretty surprising the sudden appearance of Maru's temporal mistress but the people who had watched as Maru's artifact evolved into something seemingly more powerful were nowhere NEAR surprised as Maru when the woman actually kissed him! Maru was stunned by the sudden gesture, closing his eyes allowing himself to melt away underneath his temporal mistress. By this point he forgot what he was doing here, why he needed to win, about how Haruken kindly gave up a portion of her chakra to empower his temporal mistress… hell he even forgot about Kaori a woman who he was obsessed over in back in tea country. He sure wished he knew this woman's name, but as he was on cloud nine within his kiss. He would find himself already knowing that his temporal mistress name was Pandora. Funny thing was that he thought that was a perfect name for a weapon he wanted to create, weird.

Regardless after Pandora broke away, Maru couldn't help but see that Lady Shinzen was pretty pissed off at the sudden appearance of Maru's very distracting beautiful mistress. Perhaps because her artifact wasn't as overpowered as his or because Pandora was getting a lot more attention than she was. Either way, the game was starting to get a little more interesting after Maru and Hakuren both seemingly had made these gifts that was said by the host were only fractions of the items that they had. Upon seeing what Hakuren's and Maru's artifact could do what were the extent of the power the grand prizes would be able to do?

Now that Maru's temporal mistress Pandora took form, he began to wrap his arms around her waist to hold her close to him… still grinding him. Deciding to empower his artifact was the best idea he came up with, not only is her power useful but the kind of attention that she was showing him was something he longed for. This is why he needed to win, being motivated purely by his desires he allowed his rather demanding temporal mistress take ownership of HIM instead of the other way around. Hopefully all goes well for the duo, but they should never underestimate their opponents.

[[Ooc: Decided On Pandora as Temporal Mistress true name ^^]
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Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:13 pm

“Merely a Shinobi my dear Danudee.” Though she guesses the shinobi arts are a type of magic and thus a magician could be a fitting term. Now that she thinks for a moment how did she know his name? She doesn’t recall him introducing himself and yet the name just seems to come to her. “Unusual displays of power would be common place hear. Has your artifact not yielded to you some sort of power?” Hakuren would assume that all the artifacts given had some sort of soul within that would bestow upon the wielder a gift. However the artifacts feed on chakra. If this man was a normal citizen, perhaps he does not know how to mold his chakra. “Would you like me to help you unlock its power?”

Normally she would not bother to help the man, because it would be one less obstacle if he did not know how to use it. However with her bird’s eyes looking around the area she saw the change in the daughter. The tiny girl had looked almost malnourished and had skin so pale that one would think she was some kind of ghost. But now her flesh took on a healthy sheen and her hair grew fuller. This even coincided with Hakuren’s and Maru’s actions to connect with their artifacts. Perhaps the girl will continue to get better if more unit with their artifact.
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:50 am

The young girl visibly danced with energy as she was freed of supporting two more special artifacts. Several other artifacts had immediately bonded with their recipients like Lady Shinzo's had. This was her third professional deathmatch gambling tournament, she had survived by skill and perseverance. Few of the tournaments had ever forced her to risk more than a limb or her body but this one promised the loss of her soul if she lost and it excited her. The first tournament she had lost a hand but earned it back with more than incentive her hand had been grafted back on and she had gained exceptional speed when using it. Her second tournament she had to let her body be partially devoured by carnivorous beetles and after surviving the challenge she had gained more power within her own blood. She had always been told she was the descendant of Raijin the Lord of Thunder and after surviving that challenge she had been able to call upon lightning and follow the electrical impulses of other people. Now with the black butler pearl she had gained a servant of shadow that could feed off her power and infiltrate the darkness of anyone's heart if she focused enough. With that insight she could anticipate her opponent’s actions if their hearts were weaker than her own but now she faced a man whom had summoned a woman that appeared to be equal to her butler or stronger. She kept her butler close as he was a trump card. She noticed another woman had stabbed herself in the eye and through her blood had transformed her glasses into something more. Her item was probably vampiric and forced her to wound herself before she gained knowledge from it. She was not her opponent at the moment but she did notice Danudee had taking a liking to her which meant she must have exceptional potential. That man was a gambling God with luck beyond comprehension. He seemed to instinctively know when to play and when to give up. He had never taken an injury and had won several tournaments before attempting a life or death one. This was his third life risking tournament and throughout them all he had never lost a single limb or even found himself in any real danger. Any woman that allied with him was sure to win. First off she needed to beat this woman summoning top hat carrying man before her.

Lady Shinezen flipped her second card and it was a red heart queen.
She then looked at Maru and waited to see what he would do…

With Pandora unleashed Maru could see the past in full review, the present in full review, or an alternate version of his choices. He could see the most disastrous choice and its effects and he could see the most effective choice for himself and its affects. What he could not see was what would happen if he did not directly influence everything and simply followed through with his own will because no one could truly control fate only see glimpses of what if when one tempted fate.

Hakuren’s glasses transformed with her blood pact as a form of energy unknown to it was bestowed upon it completely severing its need for chakra so briefly that it almost attained a personality. The other artifacts had the souls of those whom had given the most in their gambling, the souls of previous winners whom had given up their souls for a chance at power and lost it all. Those artifacts had gained sentience and greater potential with every sacrifice. The glasses had never received a sacrifice till now nor had they been gifted to anyone because no one had ever been worthy of them until now.

Danudee had received a pair of shades, but he had not bothered to wear them and he had no true chakra control. What he did have instead was such a vast reservoir of chakra and energy that he simply waded through life without worry or fear. Hakuren had offered to show him how to awaken his shades, he smiled and handed them to her and sat back as he watched her eye heal. He had always been fascinated by magic, and Hakuren was pretty to boot.
“Well mam, I would be honored if you could teach me magic, I have never been able to do more than hunt, fish, and play games but magic would be wonderful to learn.”
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:44 pm

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Now that Pandora was at her full power, it was actually time to play the game… He had to make his play right, otherwise it would be game over for him, not to mention the lady before him already had two queen of hearts already so he knew already that she had a pair which wasn't good if Maru had nothing. He looked down at his hand, playing it cool as he reached for his card to flip it over to reveal a (BLACK) ‘seven of diamonds’ along with his (BLACK) ‘six of diamonds.’ He was a bit bitter about not getting a pair at least but he was hoping that his luck would change. He still had a chance to get probably 3 of a kind, a pair, or a straight flush if he was lucky. He just needed the a little luck on his side and he was going to rely heavily on Pandora in order to win.

Maru could see a lot thanks to bringing his temporal mistress in real space-time. Namely he could see the past and present in full view, the good thing about this would be he'll be able to see what he did and try to correct that mistake in the here and now. Learning from one's mistakes if you will then acting on it. Of course after hearing Haruken tell the man that she is going to help him unlock HIS artifact, Maru had to be the voice of reason here. “Uhhh- Hey! Pumpkin! Sweetheart! Sugar!” He said trying to get Haruken’s attention. “That is a very bad idea, I mean he's going to be your opponent. That's like me trying to help this dragon lady out when we are trying to win. Do. Not. Help. Him!” He thrusted his finger towards Danudee with each word hoping that he was clear on the not helping part. Before turning back to Lady Shinezen, whom he called a dragon lady, to wait on her next move.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:44 pm

Hakuren takes a deep breath and the turns to glare at Maru. Being that she was originally blind, this would be the first time she ever glared at a person with her own body. “Shut up small fry. My business is my own.” She was the partially blind one and it feels like she sees more than he does. Maru has his sights so set on the game that he doesn’t see a bigger event in play. From her perspective, the artifacts were not given to help out with the games. The games were created to give a reason for people to bond with the artifacts. Perhaps the prize is not necessarily won through the games but when a certain goal is achieved.

Turning back towards Danudee she would extend a hand for him to take. “I am Yamanaka and one of the first skills a Yamanaka learns is the ability to communicate with others telepathically by sharing thoughts. Not limited to words, a Yamanaka may communicate through sharing pictures or memories. I shall give you my memories of learning the shinobi arts. However this is not a free exchange.” Within Suna there was a place were Hakuren uses her expertise in the ability of Sensory Link to make a profit. In there she deals with memories both semantic and episodic. Normally she does business through trades, giving memories in exchange for memories. “Do not be afraid, I do not ask for much. I am new to play such high stakes games, but I am willing to guess that you have some experience in this sort of stuff. Aid me with memories of such events and I will aid you with my memories of learning jutsu. Do we have a deal?” Considering how happy they were to bet their lives, she expects quite a few of them played some rather high stakes gambling.

Should he accept her offer she would flow it to him her experiences at the academy in Suna. Now Hakuren was also born with a condition in which she is substantially physically weaker than most people her age. With her frail body, her parents did not enroll her into the academy with her siblings. Her parents with their best judgement deemed the shinobi life too difficult for her with her conditions. To give her to the academy would be like throwing her to the wolves, but they did not want Hakuren to feel inadequate, however, so they did teach her the arts of the Yamanaka the best they could. Through the use of Mind Transfer, within her siblings she attended the academy without leaving the safe confines of her room. Danudee would see every class she attended within the body of one of her siblings. Both classes where she merely watched and those she participated he would see. Through this he show have an understanding of the shinobi arts and the ability to mold chakra.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:23 am

The dealer would note that Lady Shinezen had two royal cards face up while Maru had the infamous Black Six of Diamonds and now the black seven of diamonds along with the surprise living hologram on his lap that seemed to be trying to mate with him through her dress. The dealer held her hands up and yelled out "PLACE YOUR BETS!!" The other contestants outside of Hakuren and Danudee strode to the cash tables and wagered whatever they wished. Some wagered their newly given gifts. One lady with her faux emerald given to her by Hakuren wagered her soul on Lady Shinezen taking this first hand in hopes of winning some of Maru's soul in compensation. Three gentlemen wagered yen, another bet his entire fortune on Maru (this included his home, his business, and his mistress although it did not include anything already willed or set in his children's name.) Three other men bet their soul's by percentage's against one another. Bets were flying rampantly as the dealer then eyed Lady Shinezen to see what she wagered.

Lady Shinezen placed her left hand on the table and smirked, "I wager the soul of my left arm against whatever portion of his soul he dares to wager."
Lady Shinezen was supremely confident and she had yet to call upon the shadows of Maru's heart. Her eyes were glowing golden, it was obvious she was reading some kind of pattern but what pattern she read only she knew.

Danudee looked at Hakuren before smiling genuinely and accepting her offer but he explained himself first.

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"Before I allow you to teach me anything I have to make myself clear I am a gambler because I simply follow my gut and for the most part I have been supremely lucky. I have been in a few tight binds, lost some hair once or twice, even got blown up but I ended up just fine so there is no real secret to how I gamble. I do have a lot of know how for cards, dominoes, and every now and then chess but I suck at checkers, never once won a game of checkers. I am decent at billiards because I have long arms and a good sense of balance. So if you don't mind my memories of these things and how I gamble... THEN... I will happily trade you for shinobi magic lessons."


Maru now had the option to place a wager of ANY KIND....


Hakuren could accept Danudee's knowledge and experience in exchange for some of her and her siblings' own.

Mrs. Maryo whom had lost her emerald to Hakuren has wagered her soul against Maru's with consequences to come next mod after Maru and Hakuren decide what they want to do.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:10 pm



‘Shut up… small fry?’ Maru thought. After just trying to help Haruken out, she shot a glare at him and told him to shut up. He didn't understand why on earth would she help him knowing that he is going to be her opponent, perhaps trying to even the playing field or something. It would be problematic if she ended up losing her soul because she was being generous, so he'll probably have to help her out if she was going against this guy. Regardless he decided to leave Haruken alone for now, since she clearly is set on helping the guy…. Besides, Pandora continuously grinding on him made him a feel a lot better. With her on him, Maru halfway hoped that she wouldn't feel that she is grinding on his kunai in his pocket but he doubted that would matter to her at this point.

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So the bets went up, some people had betted a lot for Maru to win and a lot for this lady to win. He smirked looking form the side of his Pandora the see what Shinezen was going to offer up and she was gonna sacrifice a arm. So Maru decided that he was gonna call his bet. “I'm gonna bet the soul of my left leg, and….” He went into the pocket of his coat to pull out what looks to be a mechanical eye of sorts with some telescope in it. “This eye scope, I engineered it so you can step out of time, move fast, temporal powers pretty much. It came from a temporal stride Hitokugutsu I use quite often and I'm pretty sure people would find some pretty cool ways to use the eye.” He winked before setting the eye on the table. If he was willing to put something that useful on the line, he was either pretty confident he'll win or just trying bluff. Whatever the case, he believed that his bet was good enough and he couldn't wait to find out what he had face down. But still, he wrapped his arms around Pandora's waist allowing himself to become directed by her again.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:54 pm

Hakuren was hoping to get some valuable memories that might might teach her a few tricks, but if what this man says is true then that was not what was coming. “No, that does not sound like a fair trade at all.” Hakuren was half tempted to make him allow her to drink his blood. If she did that, she could curse him thus making him not much of an opponent. Then a sinister smile forms on her face as she thinks up a new deal. She would then begin to spin a tale for this Danudee. “However I do believe there is still something you can give to me.” Hakuren places a hand on the man’s chest. “I want this.” The man would likely be confused to want she meant in which case she will explain. “As you well know this eye I now have is a false one and thus only serves for cosmetic purposes.” It was not completely true but half lies are always the most convincing. “I had planned to possess one of the servers and play from within their body. I’m willing to give you my memories of learning the shinobi arts in change for the use of you body when it’s my turn to play. This of course means you must forfeit any matches with me as your body cannot play both sides. Are these terms agreeable?”
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:42 am

Maru made his wager, Hakuren made plans with Danudee. The cards were about to be flipped when Danudee looked at tournament chart and his placement. "Darling, if you look at the tournament chart you will see you and I never match up against each-other unless I make it to the semi-finals and we are part of the final eight. I have won a few tournaments true enough but never as large a tournament as this. I doubt my luck would hold out against this many people. Twelve challengers tops... I will accept any magic you are willing to teach me but I cannot guarantee a match up between us. "

The card dealer flipped the first card over and it was a black eight of diamonds... the crowd grew hushed as the dealer looked over at Lady Shinezen and she invoked her right as a previous champion and a second set of cards seemed to appear magically from the face down cards already there. Instead of three cards there were now six and with Lady Shinezen's use of her prior champion right the soul of her right pinky was sacrificed and her right pinky became shriveled and grey (think of Orochimaru after his arms were sealed by the 3rd Hokage). The first card of the phantom deck was a red blood queen of diamonds.

With three of a kind Lady Shinezen rested her hand and waited to see if Maru would dare risking it all for a straight flush, because if Shinezen received any royal cards, especially another queen she would win in points alone. What Lady Shinezen had not understood when playing by Konoha rules was that the color, set, and numeric precedence of the card had secret points allotted to it. Lady Shinezen thought it was simply a fancy name for dealer dominated poker. She was wrong… The dealer turned her head to Maru to see if he would take another card or if he would stay and await the dealer’s actions.

Hakuren was given a chance to finally SEE her listing in the Tournament settings and she would not face any men in the tournament for the preliminaries. Her next opponent would have been Chicha the former holder of the emerald brooch Hakuren now held.
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Re: Poker and Puppets [Duel Contract Search]

Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:00 pm

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Seemingly focused on the game, Maru paid close attention to what Haruken was trying to do. So if she were to teach this guy how to awaken the power of his artifact, she would get him to forfeit against her which was all good and all. But he might not even would be the one to face her, so if she faced off against someone else and lost. He would have to deal with this guy playing serious with a fully awakened artifact and if he wasn't lucky he would probably lose to the guy then they leave with nothing. Being a known trickster and a thief, he could tell a con when he heard it. And right now he felt like Haruken was getting conned which would make things harder for him. Maru turning around to try and talk some sense into Haruken (again) began yelling. “Bad Deal! Don't do it sweetheart!” He said then turned back to the game.

Well things were starting to look a little bad, Dragon Lady Shinezen already had three of a kind which was looking kinda bad considering that Maru didn't have any cards that were similar so he would probably have to go all in for a straight flush. Noticing what happened to Lady Shinezen, Maru was really thinking on if taking another card would be worth it but he decided to just go for it since it looked like the black eight was out if he could count the deck correctly. “Yeah I'll take a couple.“ Maru said, with a shrug accepting some new cards just incase this hand he had was a bad move. One thing you shouldn't do is not put all your eggs in one basket. That was how he lost one of his Puppet bodies before.. And he lost his core… and that bet with that Uchiha girl. He didn't dwell to much on that, he decided to focus on the game to see what the dealer would do next.
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