Hey FourthShade! Nice to hear you're interested. Looks like we might have the team filled either way now!
A Katon-favored kunai specialist is an interesting concept. I can't say I've ever seen that before. I'd think Fuuton would be the element of choice for kunai fighting, as there seem to be quite a few techniques there that support a ranged fighter. Also, do keep in mind this Chuunin exam is likely taking place in Kirigakure, which might give your character home-town advantage, but it also means there's plenty of water around, which doesn't tend to be good for Katon-users. I'm not saying it isn't possible, though. Just might be worth thinking about. If you're still up for it, I'd be interested in seeing what you do with it.
I know its bit cheesy to have 'famous' ancestry but I wanted to play sharingan user and there is exactly only one guy in canon who has it (if speak living people); Sasuke. Also in canon he had a daugther already and I felt you want to play even 1 generation off that canon; so I gelt grandson of Sasuke would make sense. Then by my own idea I made Sasuke's daugther marry off Naruto's son (sort of settle peace between the two bloodlines which had been conflict since ages).
It's not a bad idea. I do get Inerrent Lust's point, and think it's a valid one, as he is likely the character with the most connection to recent historical events and to know important people (or at least be known by them). Still, I can see the appeal too. I kinda like the notion of someone who is the union of those mythical legacies actually trying to live their life, knowing they could never possibly live up to the potential everyone expects of them. Even if he is a genius, his grandfathers were both once-in-a-century kind of folk, literally destined for greatness that had more to do than with their blood and genetics. It creates a contrast between Shiori and Yoshi, one being blessed and bound by blood into a greatness they never asked for, and the other a promising young genin who has a curse in her veins, and afraid of the rejection it possibly bring. I think there's a dynamic there we can contrast and exploit, possibly to aid with Yoshi's own revelation.
That said, there is a logistical issue with his heritage, but not one that can't be solved. Both the Uchiha clan, and the Uzumaki clan have very few members at this point, and generally speaking, clan names are only carried on by the males of the family. Now, there are exceptions even in Japanese culture where, if a family line is down to it's last inheritor, and it's a female, that when she gets married, they can allow her husband to take her name instead of the other way around, so despite his father being an Uzumaki, it's reasonable to assume Yoshi inherited his surname for his mother. However, that means now that the Uzumaki name has no male to carry on their name. So, either Himawari had to convince her husband to take her name, to carry on that legacy (which would be fine for most clans who could afford to do so, although, I'd think some clans, like the Hyuuga, still wouldn't), or Naruto had another male child later on who could carry his name instead of Boruto. I suppose it could also be possible that Sasuke had a male child and Yoshi is decendant from him, but the early story for her dealt with the fact that she has hardly seen him at all over her childhood, so he just might not had been home long enough to father a second child.
The bigger issue I'm seeing with this team composition, at least from a mechanical standpoint, is that there doesn't seem to be anyone who's comfortable engaging in melee. We're all ranged combatants, for the most part. That might be manageable, but it could potentially rough against any Taijutsu-focused opponents we fight, especially in that last stage with one-on-one battles.
I have a preference for the first image for Shiori myself- both conservative and attracting at the same time. And it seems to fit her character, mysterious and at the same time vulnerable. :3 I occasionally draw my players' characters, when I have the motivation and when the mood strikes me.
As far as her lineage goes, that's up to you. The Kagetsuki have nothing really established in canon and I can't find out if they are inspired by something else or were just put in the Naruto D20 book as someone's homebrew. In any event, you have plenty of creative freedom there.
I actually like the first one the most as well. I think conservative-yet-vunerable works for her concept and it's the only one that kinda looks like she's wearing what a kunoichi would wear (although, I have to say, I'm debating making that Zettai Ryouiki
in the latter two pictures a thing in her final description). That's why I put it to the side of the text. I might just end up using the second as well, as it feels like a slightly older version than the first, and shares a lot in common, enough to believe that they might be the same person. All and all, I just used those three to give you an idea of how the character is supposed to look. All three fit the visage I was seeing in my head. While I'm not going to expect you to draw her (however awesome that would be), but at least I hope you have a good idea of the kind of look I'm going for with her.
Yeah, as far as I can tell, the Kagetsuki is completely made up by the creators of the Naruto d20 system. Most of the non-cannon additions reference other series (DBZ, Rurouni Kenshin, Samurai Deeper Kyo, etc.) but the Kagetsuki, as far as I can tell, is completely homebrew. It's little more than a clan name to be associated with the Chakra Vampire bloodline, and frankly, the book provides little more than that, other than that they apparently make medicine that can help moderate their condition (although the book doesn't seem to provide an example of said drug). So, I'm not assuming they exist at all, and they might be little more than a rumor. Like I said, I think it works better if we play from the mysterious angle, and don't let it be known whether Shiori's condition comes from a unique bloodline or just a genetic defect similar to Lee's. It's a little beyond the scope of this particular story anyway.
I do feel the need to make some corrections, though. Before, I said that Yorori's similar ability to drain chakra was seen as common-place but looking back at the episode now, it seems even then, it was remarked as unique and special. So, from the get-go, it seems like this wasn't really meant to be common at all. It doesn't get much dramatic fanfare, but it is a rare ability. Perhaps Yorori in this setting might had also had this condition?
Also, one of the earlier speculations that I made, that kunoichi had special instructions unique to their gender, does in fact seem to be the case, based on a flashback that happened during the Sakura-Ino battle. Granted, the class in particular dealt with femininity more than sexuality (flower-arrangement was the focus of their task during the flashback), but I think it gives more credit to the idea that there might be classes that focus on such matters later on.
Anyway, I'm choosing between ditching Genius Ninja or not. I included it in the original build, because it's a pretty useful feat, and it allowed early access to only Chakra Vampire technique, Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke
. But, as I work things out, I'm not sure it's all that helpful for her. Most Medical Ninjutsu require Chakra Control that often necessitate a particular level (and sometimes, as with the Chiyo techniques, a higher level than the rank would otherwise indicate), so it really doesn't help her get early access to the bulk of her focus. It helps with side Ninjutsu, but seeing as this game only deals with a couple of levels anyway, I'm not sure it's so ideal for it. I'm finding some higher level Genjutsu to be useful for keeping her safe (Kagekomu no Jutsu
, for example), so Genjutsu Adept might be more useful to me, especially since it lets her start off with more techniques to fit them in. Are there any Genius exclusive feats that would be particularly useful for her, or do you guys think she should just ditch it?
I'm also thinking about Retrieval Expert as one of her feats. I think a sub-focus in Space-Time jutsu would be neat for her, as it similarly requires high Chakra Control and Ninjutsu to use, allows her to get past hostile zones on the battlefield without putting risk to herself, and to pull allies out of harm's way so she can heal them, although most of the latter stuff will likely be above rank 8. Though, the ability to potentially rip holes through space-time to deliver sneak attacks with her chakra scapel also sounds potentially pretty useful, which could be available by late game. I think it potentially neat, anyway, and a potential trick she can pull during the final round.