When Mizuki declared that training would begin tomorrow The Reaper would meet her intense gaze with one of his own, his smouldering eyes more intense than she had ever seen them… but the impressed smirk on his face would be more than enough to let her know his approval. She was a truly impressive leader, and she knew just what to say to inspire the loyalty of those that served under her. The Raggedy Man chose her as his replacement for a reason, he obeyed her orders to go on a mission that could have easily been his end for a reason… he would lay his life on the line for her for a reason. He cared not what any of the others in the room said or chose to do, The Kazekage had the undying allegiance of The Monster. Her final declaration caused his smirk to widen even further… oh yes, he had made the right choice in a successor.
Kenshin would remain silent as Raleth spoke, but The Ragdoll would find his respect for the man growing… while he certainly focussed on the wrong part of her oath, what he was suggesting was what he would personally suggest. Probe their village to learn their defences, weaken them without an all out attack. When he suggested they lure the Mizukage out, and into some trap to deal with his armour, Kenshin’s crimson eyes would narrow a fraction… that would be a far harder task than the man seemed to realise… and he also seemed to believe that the Mizukage was dumb enough to fall for a simple plan like that. Even if by some miracle it did work the fight wouldn’t just end there either, the Mizukage was simply one cog in the machine. Ibari would be the next to speak, and while Kenshin couldn’t exactly find fault with what the man was saying… it wasn’t exactly the best plan for a war. Simply staying within their walls and shoring up their defenses would allow Kirigakure the time it needed to truly mobilise, and would give them the advantage in the coming conflict.
“Oh good lord… she wasn’t saying that she is planning to go out there and die, she was saying she was willing to put her life on the line to achieve her goals. An admirable trait that I wish more people had. She is not being pessimistic, she is simply acknowledging a very real possibility in a war, especially one against an enemy that we know next to nothing about.” He would say with a small shake of his head, before locking eyes with Mizuki once more.
“My personal suggestion is to do as Raleth suggested and probe their defenses, although the idea of luring the Mizukage himself out is not one that I think we should even bother with. The man isn’t an idiot and he wouldn’t come out alone, at that point we’re simply getting into that all out battle we wanted to avoid. I believe we should probe the defenses of Kirigakure, and at the same time send some people to infiltrate the village and weaken them from within with some… less than humane tactics. Launch some terroristic style attacks, destroy their buildings and infrastructure, kill and terrorise their civilians… it may not win us the war but it will certainly weaken their shinobi and their village as a whole, lower their morale as a whole and it will weaken their economy and force them to spend quite the hefty sum to repair the damages.”
“I will not simply sit idly by and wait for our enemies to build their strength and come knocking when they’re good and ready, nor will I sit out this battle. I stand with you, Lord Kazekage.”
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- Stat Page : Mizuki Ohta
Clan Specialty : Medical
Village : Missing Ninja
Ryo : 218650
Everything about this conversation was tiresome - the misunderstandings, the high octane of stress - all for what? A beautiful play if it were done intentionally but it seemed as though the only ones taking any responsibility were the parties who had the least to do with it all… curious. The added suggestions to Raleths plan was also something to consider - it did nothing but make Sunagakure the target. Effectiveness aside it was destructive to a village she would want to keep… not destroy - but did she want it for Konoha’s freedom or for herself? Giving a soft breathy laugh she put out the cigarette she had forgotten to smoke before it burned her fingertips - Did it really matter either way?
“All of your words were heard and appreciated, input on all sides was immeasurable so thank you all for your time.” Her voice had a hollow nature and her eyes seemed to have a far away look about them - she was earnest in what she said but her mind was - far away in her past. Pushing herself up from her chair would pat Zaine’s arm a few times, signaling her gratitude as best she could in a room so crowded - before walking over to Kenshin and slowly raising her hand to his neck once more. With another surge of her own chakra she would release the seal she had placed only moments before - another prick of exhaustion would wash down her spine at it’s release.
“I’m sorry to cut this so short but.. I am far more exhausted from the last few days than I expected to be… forgive me but I will be returning home for the evening. If you continue to hold council all I ask if you brief me on any other decisions made in my absence. Good evening.” With those words she would glide out of the room, sliding the door closed with barely a click before disappearing into the ground and returning home - completely spent.
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- Stat Page : Fu's Fat Stats
Village : Hoshigakure
Ryo : 131300
- Stat Page : Uchiha, Zaine
Clan Specialty : Genjutsu
Village : Sunagakure
Ryo : 26900
He planned to follow any order that Mizuki put out for them but he was beginning to become worried that there were stark differences in opinions amongst the shinobi in the room. Raleth had asked his opinion on the situation and as to not draw out this conversation too far he answered briefly, "I believe both you and Lord First have great points. In truth I believe everyone has made good points but we should continue thjis conversation at a later time if our Kazekage wishes to call the meeting for the day. No planning can be approved in good faith without her here and as long as everyone else here is okay with this, ill take my leave as well." He would watch as Mizuki exited the room, she seemed tired and one couldnt blame her after the news she received today. A failed murder attempt, a war on the horizon and all right after the ending of the Chuunin exams- truly, anyone would be at their limit and it was probably time for the two of them to discuss other matters. He would follow behind her after nodding to the other three men, giving a specific grin to Raleth to indicate that the time was drawing near for them to pay their mutual friend a visit.
Total WC= 1,375
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- Stat Page : Sarutobi, Raleth
Clan Specialty : Ninjutsu
Village : Sunagakure
Ryo : 19000
What is he???
Raleth would listen to the words spoken by masked anbu, his observation, retort and suggestion are heard. His point is sound. If the strength of Sungakure's force is found lacking, would it matter if their ambush is successful? The Sarutobi nods to the Anbu, acknowledging him.
The branded Uzumaki, coming to his kage's defense, reminds all of reality of war, to better explain the Pale Lady's earlier remark. He then adds a shocking suggestion, one that stuns most of those attending the meeting. It does not stun the Sarutobi, as he is one who sees the merit of such a stratagem. Such an action would split the Mizukage's focus and divide his forces. The idea is quickly struck down by the Kazekage, who adjourns the meeting, clearly overwhelmed by the hostilities and personalities. The Deputy Kazekage, Zaine Uchiha chides the branded uzumaki for his outburst and reminds him of the diplomatic consequences of his suggestions. He excuses himself, following the Kazekage's lead and leaving.
Raleth looks at the other two shinobi present and shrugs his shoulders. He stands from the table, pushes the chair in and exits.
TOTAL WC 1425
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Using 300 WC for 3 AP
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- Stat Page : Fu's Fat Stats
Village : Hoshigakure
Ryo : 131300
“Come Ibari, let’s train. It’s been awhile since we actually spent some time together, and I’d like to fix that.”
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