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Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2015, 08:42:49 PM »
Quite terse, shadow.  ::)

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At the moment, I'm thinking Shiori (working name, I like it, but I do wonder if it's too close to Akatsuki member Sasori) should end up having a bit of a revelation about herself that helps her grow, much like Neji, Hinata, Sakura, and Ino all have during the Chuunin Exam arc, even though they all lost. Naturally, it should have to deal with her Chakra Vampire status, although it doesn't necessarily have to be ultimately about it.

You've pretty much nailed it on the head what I want to accomplish, story-wise, with this campaign. As I said, also, I am not above hosting another game in the future involving these characters... For now, I just wanted to do a low level Naruto D20 game to bring on more interest in the system at E without worrying about heavy crunch. :P The name is fine, by the way. ;)

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I imagine Shiori was a relatively normal Genin for much of the time she started out, so she probably had a fairly normal to good relationship with her teammates. I'm rather fond of the traditional trio the series often relies on, between a reserved genius, a passionate but often foolish shinobi, and a supportive shinobi, so we can run with that. Shinori is inclined toward the latter role, as I think most Iryou-nin are, but I could see her pulling the genius role too. I imagine she got along with them well, until her Suppressed Chakra Retention Disorder fully developed (at around level 3, as per the template), where she grew more distant with them, as she was afraid of them finding out. I imagine her Jonin instructor already knows, and has been helping her cope with it (probably while discretely seeing a Medical-nin advisor on the side), and if she's not the genius on her team, then the one who is might had found out about it through their own digging, although they might not have said anything about it. The passionate member on the team, however, is likely in the dark about the whole thing, but is intensely curious with her sudden change in behavior, her secret meetings with their Jonin, and the lies the whole group has been telling them. It has the potential to collide into a fairly dramatic moment, should the other two meet her in the exams, with either one teammate confronting her about it, or another exploiting her weakness.

I think I will have quite a bit of fun as a GM... I also notice that a lot of the teams in Naruto tend to follow this archetype, or at least their characters generally have a dynamic along those lines... but with this exam, the teams will be randomly. The carefully selected trios that each village has organized, molded by the Jounin assigned to mentor them... are all thrown into a pile and picked apart. Three geniuses could end up on the same team, being such lone-wolfs that they don't preform nearly as well as the team of three losers who understand mutual support and teamwork...

Your Jounins, while important characters for at least the last 4-6 years of your PC's life... will only show up a little bit towards the beginning and end of the exams. :P

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s for sexual situations, I'm not really one to plan for anything in particular. I enjoy smut as much as the next person, but to me, the story and a reasonable portrayal of the characters is more important, so much that I'm okay with skipping out on a lot of potentially erotic scenes if it just doesn't make sense or seems disloyal to the character or context. I'm certainly not looking for this story as an excuse to run from one sexy scenario to another. I have no issue with those who like smut-driven games, but it's not what I'm looking for. That said, I have a lot of ideas for things that could potentially come up. The captive situation I mentioned before, for instance. Maybe a sadistic ally extorts his knowledge of her condition and her fear of rejection to their benefit. Maybe she gets seriously drained of chakra and gets put into a position where she can't help the temptation to come into close contact with one of her comrades, in a subtle way so they won't notice. Her condition lends itself toward some mind-twisty and manipulative situations, but normal attraction and curiosity can certainly come into play as well, from occasional nudity or quiet, intimate moments. I don't expect any one particular scene, though. Rather, I just set up specific elements and let things play out as they may, and so long as we have an engaging tale and an enjoyable time with it, I'm cool with whatever we end up with it.

I agree. Smut for its own sake won't really occur in this game... That being said, I'm sure a few ninja consider it an entirely acceptable tactic using sex to gain information/favor/advantage. After all.. the second portion of the test is as much about defeating other teams as it is about securing alliances, no? A particularly benevolent person, for example, might want to ensure two other teams obtain both scrolls and move onto the next stage- the two teams that their original comrades are currently in.

And then there's always the opportunity for touching moments of vulnerability... Err.. touching in the emotional sense. ;)

Zaer; Bwaha, Guess Sakura's pink hair skipped a generation. :P I should have known that someone would make someone so close to the main cast.. though to be honest, I was hoping everyone would be from fairly anonymous backgrounds. I don't want anyone's character to be instantly recognizable as more 'important' or 'relevant' than anyone else's.

As far as being a 3rd Generation of the main cast, that'd make Naruto... let's see... probably in his 50s or 60s... depending on if Sarada beat teenage pregnancy. Also, fun fact...

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According to Masashi Kishimoto, if a Sharingan user and a Byakugan user were to have a child, their offspring would have one Byakugan and one Sharingan.[11]

O_O

Err, nevermind all that. Since you took the time to write up a backstory, it's the least I can do to offer my input. :P I'd expect the grandson of both Naruto and Sasuke to have some... issues, and that can be a fun thing to explore. I do wonder where how Naruto would find the time to spend with his grandson, considering (as far as I can tell) the big problem he's facing with this new generation is that he's not being at attentive enough to his kids...

As for his teammates, yeah, I imagined he might feel a bit isolated from them as you said.. I'm inclined to think one looks upon him very fangirl/boyishly and the other is very resentful... ("lousy 'genius' thinks he's better than everybody else because of his ancestry...") and would see this exam as a chance to prove him or herself better. :P

Oh, you cheeser with taking the XP penalty. I won't feel bad if you don't end up leveling at the same time that everyone else does and right before the third stage, too... Nothing in life is free, after-all. ::)

It might be difficult for him to hide his name or reputation, given that a bunch of teams will have his fellow genin from Konoha in them. They'll likely spread the word to their teammates about his abilities, especially with the +2 bonus to reputation that Genius Nin gives. ;) And he would be among maybe the half a dozen living users of the Sharingan, depending on if Sasuke/Sarada had more children... At a minimum, he could be one of three living Sharingan users. It's kind of a big deal, which brings me back to my point initially where I didn't want one character to be considered more important than the others..

As an aside, I'm considering the possibility that Tsunade and the other World War veterans have begun a policy, similar to presidential term limits, where the Kage don't serve until death as they seem to have in the past. Given that this is a time of world peace and life expectancy for high-level ninja is probably much higher... it's entirely possible that Naruto retired, following Kakashi and Tsunade's example. (And the Third's too, albeit he unwillingly came out of retirement..)

Offline Vex

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2015, 12:55:33 AM »
That's quite a prodigious legacy for Yoshi. He could be very powerful. But, I can see that you've made it a source of his problem. That legacy is a chain of sorts, and he's constantly being burdened with the weight of it. With a linage that renown, what possibly could he do to get out of the shadow of his predecessors? He might make an interesting team, if it fits what Inerrant Lust is looking for. And if Keelan doesn't snatch you up first, of course. ;)

Seeing as Zaer volunteered a few things about his concept, I thought it appropriate to do the same for me. Hardly a finish product, but I might add on onto the post with time.

Shiori Kagetsuki
Shiori comes from Takigakure, relatively lucky for an orphan, being raised in a small hidden village with a surprising degree of prosperity despite it's size, thanks in part due to it's unique agriculture and a unusually high Jonin count. As such, despite her status as an orphan, she managed to have a rather normal time growing up, making a good group of friends, doing well with early academics, and with a knack for listening and problem-solving. So grateful she was to the community that accepted her, even without having a clan of her own, she decided early on that she wanted to become a kunoichi, to help give back with life-long servitude. In the academy, she excelled for a girl who had no blood-ties to her established ninja or clansmen to help nurture her talent. Dedicated, hard-working, and intuitively perceptive, Shiori graduated among the top of her class, rather popular among the classmates, and started her shinobi career as a most promising Genin.

That is, until that happened.

She always felt herself lucky to be accepted as a relative outsider in the small community, but she feared their opinion of her for being a "chakra-leeching monster" wouldn't be so kindly received. She tried to keep her social life in tact, at first, but when some of her friends and teammates started asking probing questions about her strange behavior of late drove her to grow increasingly withdrawn and reclusive. Nevertheless, she is a kind and compassionate soul, and it still shines from time to time, when her empathy would reveal itself to give aid and support towards others, her duties to others often outweighing her preferred privacy when push came to shove.

OOC-wise, she'll be your standard Medical-Nin build, at least in terms of levels, Dedicated 3/Medical Specialist 3, with a continuation of the latter class as she levels up. She has rather great mental stats, but her physical stats leave her fairly weak and vulnerable, and she's rarely going to engage in melee unless she has a trick or two up her sleeve for doing so (sneak attacking or disabling with her chakra scalpel, for example). I may have her utilize poison crafting for her shuriken and senbon needles. Has either a Fuuton or Suiton affinity, leaning slightly towards the former. Likely has a fair amount of Genjutsu as well, as I'll likely have her focus on disabling and debuffing than outright damage, possibly with a bit of battlefield control.

As a side note, although I had her bear the Kagetsuki name, it doesn't necessarily have a clan in this world. I was more using it as a placeholder, seeing as she's an orphan. Maybe she is one, but I'm not depending on there actually being a clan (or former clan) of chakra vampires.  I think it works better if her parentage is unknown, actually.

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You've pretty much nailed it on the head what I want to accomplish, story-wise, with this campaign. As I said, also, I am not above hosting another game in the future involving these characters... For now, I just wanted to do a low level Naruto D20 game to bring on more interest in the system at E without worrying about heavy crunch. :P The name is fine, by the way. ;)

I'm glad to hear you say that, on all accounts. It seems like she'll work out just fine here. I appreciate your willingness to continue her story, but for the purposes of this game, I'm going to assume that that might not happen. We'll save any such decisions for the end of the game. Things may change at that time.

I think I will have quite a bit of fun as a GM... I also notice that a lot of the teams in Naruto tend to follow this archetype, or at least their characters generally have a dynamic along those lines... but with this exam, the teams will be randomly. The carefully selected trios that each village has organized, molded by the Jounin assigned to mentor them... are all thrown into a pile and picked apart. Three geniuses could end up on the same team, being such lone-wolfs that they don't preform nearly as well as the team of three losers who understand mutual support and teamwork...

Your Jounins, while important characters for at least the last 4-6 years of your PC's life... will only show up a little bit towards the beginning and end of the exams. :P

That sounds like a reasonable assessment. While it seems villages do arrange certain people together for certain reasons, this exam is less extensive in it's matching. Not that I think it should be entirely random, but the kind of arrangements made between villages leads to a less detailed arrangement. As such, it probably doesn't account for personality too much, and we can get any combination of personalities among the teams that remain. I was just making the reference for the sake of her usual team, not the one for the exams. It would be funny to see a group of geniuses who couldn't get along at all, as well as a group of passionate guys who really have no one to hold them back. I almost pity the all support team.

I agree. Smut for its own sake won't really occur in this game... That being said, I'm sure a few ninja consider it an entirely acceptable tactic using sex to gain information/favor/advantage. After all.. the second portion of the test is as much about defeating other teams as it is about securing alliances, no? A particularly benevolent person, for example, might want to ensure two other teams obtain both scrolls and move onto the next stage- the two teams that their original comrades are currently in.

And then there's always the opportunity for touching moments of vulnerability... Err.. touching in the emotional sense. ;)

Oh, I agree. I've always been of the opinion that was always a viable tactic. While there's hardly any canonical support for the idea, I've always liked the idea that, at the appropriate age, kunoichi (possibly male shinobi too, but I imagine there's a special emphasis for the females) are grouped up in special tactics to learn more about seductive tactics and perhaps learn a bit of sexual knowledge, like a chakra control technique that will help protect them from unwanted pregnancy or capture a target's attentions. It might be a bit crude, but if shinobi are trained to prepare for the cruel aspects of warfare, and the harsher realities of the world, I'm not sure why this wouldn't be one of those things, given how it has a chance to play out. Kunoichi techniques could be both a beneficial boon, promoting relationships between allies, to protect their shinobi on the battlefield and a tool to be used against potential enemies, or to limit the harm that enemies can inflict.

I can't talk about the specific intentions about the second part of the exams, seeing as you could make some sizable differences to the whole affair, but if it's anything like the manga's example, then it might very well promote cooperation and alliances between other land's shinobi. That said, there's also only a limited number of scrolls to receive, and assuming none of them are lost or destroyed, half the teams will be eliminated. So, there has to be some competitiveness to it as well. Finding who to trust, and who to fight could very well well be an important skill in that portion of the test.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 04:26:09 AM by Vex »

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2015, 08:28:45 AM »
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).

The pink hair indeed was my take that 'pink skipped a generation' deal :P. Also the pic which I found looks 'darkly handsome' even if he has pink hair (which stands out quite well). What comes to XP debt; I thought he takes level up and gets +2 sharingang (second tomoe) during the exams (as I thought he had not got emotional traumas or strongly emotional event which would had warranted second tomoe). You said it's 1-2 levels anyways during entire story, so I am fine my char just gets one level only (and that even going for his bloodline anyways). I felt it's more solid to build a 6th level char than 5th level + bloodline level (so not miss out a feat).

Also good call that one his teammates may indeed be irrationally hold hatred for him just for excisting in his team while other is other extreme; a fangirl who is already planning 'life together' with him and is extremely jealous of any other female gender being near him. I pity the fool who is his team jounin as he likely faced every day one drama or another in the team where Yoshi is in (and Yoshi feels distant or not connected at all with his teammates albeit he does try work and cooperate with them). He has politely avoided dates or giving ideas to the 'fangirl teammate' but because he is overly polite she thinks he loves her (when in truth she creeps hell out of him).

So I agree broken ace tag fits my char :P. Albeit not neccesary become a serial killer (but more likely leave entire village and the 'fame wagon' behind him). I think it fits that Naruto early retired as kage (and so had more time to look after his grandson). Sasuke Yoshi had met only likely once (likely after his sharingan manifested). Overall I think he is interesting concept even if I took famous parents and sharingan, but I hope I weaved them together to create strong plot/story hooks than just 'cheese way to get sharingan'. I can let you decide are there more than three sharingan users but I feel in this point it's going to be rare trait in shinobi world (I hardly imagine Sasuke having harem or lots of children, also his daugther is serious minded and felt she would be career driven woman anyways besides her husband so she would not had got time to make second set of children).

Also I do hope you get inspired to run longer game with the char (as I do get attached to chars), but I do understand this game is meant to be short and sweet.

Vex: Looks solid char to me and if my opinion matters I like the first alternative image (sexier look :P).
« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 08:30:13 AM by Zaer Darkwail »

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2015, 01:41:15 PM »
Vex;

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.

Zaer;

Just be forewarned, I am a little adverse to picking out one player as being inherently more important or relevant to the story (even a short story like this) than the others. In this case, I am sure a person of Yoshi's lineage will not go unnoticed by the other competitors.

Taking the XP penalty is valid, but I'm not inclined to inflate the number of encounters/awards to compensate, you know? Basically... if he ends up a level behind everyone for a little while or if he ends up on the same level, it's an "oh well" by me. I don't have planned every little encounter, obviously, so I can't tell you how it will work out. Just that I expect the PCs to be level 8 by the end, probably hitting level 7 during the second stage and hitting level 8 during preliminaries (if they have them) or the final stage. He could very well only reach level 8 after the last encounter at the end of the campaign. So just be prepared for that possibility. :P

(There's also the possibility of a preliminary stage between the first and second, but it's all up in the air at the moment. :P)

And it's an interesting take on Sarada/Boruto, so I have no qualms with that. It's just, as I said plenty of times before, I'm a little apprehensive about putting a character so immersed in the setting's lore with two relative newcomers... As a GM, I try to avoid having one PC singled out as the 'main character' with the others as sidekicks, you know?

I should read the Boruto stuff... I got so jaded with the actual plot of Naruto that I only finished the manga for a sense of catharsis. I still think some of the characters and the setting are full of amazing potential, though- hence why I run these games which tend to be far removed from the canon. ;)

I was actually considering a young Sharingan user as an NPC.. Wasn't sure his/her lineage, either as a child of Sarada or a long-deferred second child of Sasuke/Sakura... Except the idea was that it'd probably be a 12-13 year old who wasn't very confident, had a lot of weight resting on his/her shoulders, and actually played more support than anything else. It was a musing thought, though- when I was basically just looking down the list of classes/bloodlines to see what kind of characters I could make. :P

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2015, 06:28:44 PM »
Well, if I play young sharingan user I fill the spot :P. Albeit not pure support role, but I know if you decline because 'too much spotlight to you'. But idea is that the spotlight is not on my char and his actions (as he would prefer try keep low profile) but no doubt things come up to his head once he is recognized (I assume it's big event and even if lots Konoha shinobi go there spread word around, they may not tell or talk to others about him unless they encounter him and his team who or what he is). It's possible the Konohan shinobi all are not aware he is participating.

Anycase story importance and such is up to you, even if his ancestry is big thing (and gives lots NPC interactions) but the story does not need circle around him or his grandparents. Anycase no need change battles or conflicts but it would be nice he gets level during either second or last stage of chuunin exam battle duels (so his sharingan gets second tomoe which mechanically is got when he takes bloodline level). If 2 levels is goal, it's likely he gets his 8th level (or more 7th level) after the third stage is over.

But anycase, willing stick as 6th level char entire affair although hoping to get level and thus take bloodline level in dramatic time (like in duel).

Offline TheFourthShade

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2015, 09:49:47 PM »
I'm interested, but I have some work to do on my idea.

My idea is a Katon favoring Genin who favors both close quarters and ranged kunai fighting, probably from the Village Hidden in the Leaf but I like the Mist Village as well.  I've got some work to do on the background, but I only work one more night this week after tonight so I'll hopefully have something more substantial in time.

Offline Vex

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2015, 12:23:40 AM »
Hey FourthShade! Nice to hear you're interested. Looks like we might have the team filled either way now!  ;D

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.

Vex;

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.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2015, 02:08:36 AM by Vex »

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2015, 07:31:41 AM »
Well, I think it's up to you decide do you go genius ninja or not. But there is many useful (long term) feats which are exclusive for genius ninja (example able perform ninjutsu without using handseals at all or pick additional elemental affinities). However space-time jutsus are handy for many utility stuff or offensive or defensive. Although if you want turn your condittion into something frigthening you could be shadow arts user who drains chakra through shadow jutsus (basically start the game with custom jutsu which functions with your condittion accidentally as you developed technique originally to deliver healing jutsus through shadows but it also allows drain chakra while pin foes down).

Offline Vex

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2015, 02:35:40 PM »
I was more asking along the lines of if there was some specific feat that required Genius Ninja that would be perfect for her that I might had been overlooking. Path to Paragon offers a lots of options exclusive to Geniuses that would be a great fit in some builds. For instance, I'd love to do a Tenten-esque Shuriken Expert Taijutsu specialist someday, and the Genius-exclusive feats like Deadly Accuracy and Dexterous Genius would be perfect inclusions in that sort of build. There's a lot of Genius feats to like.

I just don't see anything that stands out for Shiori. Hand-Seals shouldn't be a problem for her, seeing as the chakra scalpel isn't prohibitive of using seals at all (and even if it was, it's a free action to dismiss and move action to re-apply). Medical Prodigy is kind of nice, but I don't think it's worth two feats, and for a Chakra Vampire who could theoretically use the local plant-life or her fellow comrade's chakra to extend further healing efforts, on top of the benefits of the Medicine skill, I don't think it's much use. Extradimensional Technique seems kinda neat, but it's a high level feat, and for a meta-chakra feat that raises a technique's perform conditions by a whopping 8, I'm not sure it's all's worth the difficulty, save in rather niche situations where you can see some of your opponent, but not all of your opponent (though it could be useful for using area effects, even if you can't clearly see one's opponent or the space around them, but that's probably more for a Ninjutsu nuker build that she isn't build for). So, I just don't see a whole lot of use for Genius aside gaining a few of her techniques a little earlier, and I asked simply because I wanted to be sure I wasn't missing an obvious advantage before dropping it.

Shadow ninjutsu is a neat idea, but most of them are Konoha Hijutsu, and I'm certainly not looking to stomp over the Nara clan's niche. As cool as absorbing through shadows would be, with that kind of versatility, I'd expect the chakra cost of such a technique would probably end up costing her just as much as she would gain, if not more. Might be useful if the point is just to deprive enemies of their chakra more than it is to actually gain it, though. I must admit, I love Kagebaku Shuriken no Jutsu, almost enough to take the feat just for that. It's extremely useful, cost effective, and just a cool visual concept. In fact, instead of creating a new technique, Shiori could just use the Shadow Binding Shuriken to hold enemies in paralysis, walk up to them, and drain them with Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke, with no real issues. Though, that's only with Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke. Using just the base Chakra Vampire ability, it's still probably not worth it. It's just not a good in-combat ability. A single chakra point a round is just too slow. It works much better with extended contact. Much more intimate too. ;)
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Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2015, 08:30:48 PM »
There's no need to be a Genius, really. In canon, I think the only people ever given that moniker are Sasuke and Neji, at least among their generation. Though Itachi and Kakashi qualify as well, given how they were practically toddlers when they were out killing people for the first time. :P I find it odd Shino's never given much attention, despite the fact that he's among the most successful of the original cast members at the things he sets out to do...

I have been ignoring Path to Paragon for the longest time, to be honest. Geniuses and those with extraordinary bloodlines/lineages, I find, are funner to make as briefly-occurring NPCs than as a PC. Then again, I haven't gotten to play in this system all that often. ;)

As for custom techniques... I'm not sure exactly what would fit Shiori, either. I'm also inclined to introduce rules that make it so victims of her chakra sucking touch don't notice it until they've had a more than insignificant amount drained... I mean, it's not like characters know what their chakra pool is like down to the points IC, right?

I would suggest a custom technique that is basically a copy paste of Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke and reducing the rank, requirements, and chakra damage. That is, if you want to use it in combat or at a quicker rate than 1 chakra per round. It might be just a loving embrace rather than a full blown kiss. I suppose, theoretically.. a more powerful version of Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke could be more than just a kiss...  ::)

Also, poisons are pretty viable for a medical specialist too... Paralyze an opponent and then drain them of their chakra? :P

As an aside...
Yoshi; 吉 "good luck", 義 "righteous", or 良 "good"
Shiori; 詩 (shi) "poem" combined with 織 (ori) "weave". It can also be from 栞 "bookmark, guide" (usually feminine)

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2015, 08:53:58 PM »
Interesting thing to know what Yoshi name could mean when written. I wonder what meanings Tashi has? Anycase I try finish Tashi in today (friday). I have come conclusion the trueblood shinobi template is too much and so I thought remove it (so have more room and only deal with bloodline levels and the +1 ECL for having true red eyes).

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2015, 09:01:06 PM »
Yagami (Usually written as 八神 "eight, god") is a Japanese surname. And that's it. :P

Tashi is actually Tibetan, and means 'prosperous'.. as far as I can tell, it's part of a few Japanese words but not a word by itself.

Offline Vex

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2015, 11:30:06 PM »
There's no need to be a Genius, really. In canon, I think the only people ever given that moniker are Sasuke and Neji, at least among their generation. Though Itachi and Kakashi qualify as well, given how they were practically toddlers when they were out killing people for the first time. :P I find it odd Shino's never given much attention, despite the fact that he's among the most successful of the original cast members at the things he sets out to do...

I have been ignoring Path to Paragon for the longest time, to be honest. Geniuses and those with extraordinary bloodlines/lineages, I find, are funner to make as briefly-occurring NPCs than as a PC. Then again, I haven't gotten to play in this system all that often. ;)

I wouldn't say there's any need for Genius either, but it can be a useful feat for many concepts. I find it a pretty good feat, and many of the exclusive feats helpful for many concepts. It may be a good choice for a Livewire, like ShadowFox seems to be planning, as the Gloom Weaver feat seem like they would be ideal, offering an extra wire trick.  I originally included it because this was a short-campaign, and it gave Shiori early access to Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke, which is still true, but it doesn't really help her with Medical Ninjutsu (seeing as most of them have Chakra Control rank requirements that prevent getting them early, even if you are a Genius) and if I go with Retrieval Expert, it won't help her with those either (for similar reasons). I don't think it's worth getting for early access for one particular jutsu, even if it's a good one for her concept.

I honestly don't use bloodlines much either. I just find those level adjustments too disagreeable, even if they do offer some cool things. Shiori and Masumi (my Hyuuga concept from Keelan's game) are exceptions, because I found the Chakra Vampire intruiging (and it helps that it has no LA), and the Hyuuga bloodline is pretty unique in that it offers the chance to make a Wisdom-based fighter that has some pretty neat thematic to it. The only other time I've ever made a bloodline character was a Genjutsu-based Sharingan user, but that's because it was a game specifically built around the Uchiha.

As for custom techniques... I'm not sure exactly what would fit Shiori, either. I'm also inclined to introduce rules that make it so victims of her chakra sucking touch don't notice it until they've had a more than insignificant amount drained... I mean, it's not like characters know what their chakra pool is like down to the points IC, right?

I would suggest a custom technique that is basically a copy paste of Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke and reducing the rank, requirements, and chakra damage. That is, if you want to use it in combat or at a quicker rate than 1 chakra per round. It might be just a loving embrace rather than a full blown kiss. I suppose, theoretically.. a more powerful version of Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke could be more than just a kiss...  ::)

I'd appreciate such rules. I want it to be a subtle thing, at least until they start feeling the effects of chakra exhaustion. It'll be a big help towards her trying to keep it a secret, and lend it some potential as a subtle tactic. And, for this game in particular, the intimacy required creates some unique RP opportunities. It's not often you can find a legit reason for the sexuality of a kunoichi as a legit tool in the field beyond simple seduction.

I'm not sure she particularly needs a complex custom technique. She's a Genin, after all. All Nyoukai no Kuchitsuke does is speed up the drain for a single round, really, and is designed to be used in combat. I say we just create a version that can only be used in non-combat situation, and requires extended skin-to-skin contact that lasts longer than a full round or maybe even over the course of a minute or more (be it embracing, making out, groping, or anything with such intimacy). The difficulty in pulling that off against a potential enemy, and it's uselessness in combat situations, should be enough to lower it's rank to a level she can use it.

Also, poisons are pretty viable for a medical specialist too... Paralyze an opponent and then drain them of their chakra? :P

Heh. If poisons only worked that way. Very few poisons actually incapacitate in any short length of time. For most poison, you're just trying to deal ability damage damage. Theoretically that can incapacitate them if it reaches 0, but that takes a while and a lot of failed checks. There are a couple of special poisons that knock out or paralyze opponents instead of doing damage, but I think most of them are higher levels than what we'd have access to as Genin. The only exception I can think of would be Chakra Mantle, but it requires she use it against an opponent who has low chakra (which can be thematically appropriate, now that I think about it).

That said, ability damage is useful, and is hard to heal. Shiori does have the skill to craft them, so I certainly don't see why she couldn't coat some senbon needles with poison and throw those, for instance, seeing as she's never really going to do much damage based on her strength. I see her less of a Medical-Nin like Sakura and Tsunade, and more of the style of Kabuto and Shizune, a crafty sort not opposed to using their knowledge for some underhanded tactics. Using poison works for her, and she certainly has less to fear with using it, seeing as she can always heal it's effects in ways that other ninja generally can't. Theoretically, she doesn't even need the Craft Poison feat either. Sure, she takes a -4 penalty to craft without it, and faces a small chance to be poisoned, but those are less worrisome for her than it would be for others.
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Offline Jayna

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2015, 12:59:28 AM »
Any room in this open still?:)

Offline Zaer Darkwail

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« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2015, 05:06:00 AM »
There is room ofc :)

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

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« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2015, 09:58:41 AM »
There's room. It's not strictly first come first serve, but I am only going to take three players.

I'll make the team based on pretty much how well I think they'll work together, the interactions possible between them, and other things. The more fluff you can give me, the easier it is for me to choose. :P

Offline TheFourthShade

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« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2015, 09:54:51 PM »
The idea I have is unfinished and a little unpolished, but at least I've got the background down.

Some combination of Strong Hero and probably Taijutsu Master.  Maybe Sacred Fist.  Just depends on what I decide, I suppose.

----

To be born into the life of a Missing Nin is a terrible fate for a child, usually, and a short one.

Yamagato Hitoshi was not a normal child.  His mother did little to draw attention to herself, keeping a dojo of sorts hidden not all that far from the Konohagakure.  Truth be told, her largest crime was fleeing the service of her village, but for a Jounin that was unacceptable.

He learned the art of close quarters combat from a young age, training hard.  She made him learn techniques from scrolls and to practice the art of laying traps.   She taught him the importance of not holding things against even enemy combatants, that defeating them was to not be personal.

On his twelfth birthday, she surrendered to the ninjas raiding her dojo in exchange for her son's life and that he be spared the sight of her being killed.

He was recruited into the service of the Konohagakure and, after a cursory exam that was preceded by a couple of loyalty tests, allowed to be a genin.  He was not very welcome in his squad, both the only male sharing the group with three kunoichi, and everyone knew that he was not of the Village.  His Jounin watched him for betrayal, his Akimichi comrade only really valued him as a sparring partner, and his red eyed, genjutsu using comrade frequently used him as a test subject.  He worked with them and did his best to support them, doing his best to live by his mother's advice.  He was always a little angry, though, and he often took it out on other people and things around his modest apartment.

In a way, this toughened him up, but he eventually snapped one day when he was trapped in a genjutsu that showed him his mother suffering.

He couldn't have known that the jutsu used his own memories against him, rather than being a plotted reconstruction, and seeing her in pain brought back all of the pain of losing her.

He raged and fought like a man gone wild.  To be truthful, he absolutely was...and he nearly won.  If it weren't for the Jounin stepping in, he might have done something he regretted.

They were forced to bond after that and, though it was a painful process.  He had to open up and accept what had happened to him, and he had to accept that he had surely done some bad things just as they had.

From then, they were closer even if their relationship became a lot more professional.

They had their regrets, and they would likely separate to the winds once their time as Genin was done.

Hitoshi hopes that his purpose will be fulfilled as a ninja.  He can't predict what's going to happen, but he wants to make it work.

Offline Zaer Darkwail

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2015, 10:17:09 PM »
Okay, that's quite dramatic background and also I wonder honestly how Hitoshi could hold any loyalty to very people who killed his own mother (only person he ever knew and was close to) and if he nearly killed someone on his squad because of memory relive genjutsu, then he is strongly liabillity to any team to take in. Also considering it's era of peace and Hokage of the village at the time may had been Naruto Uzumaki (before he retired), so he would not had allowed to 'just kill someone living in the woods near Konohagakure'. Some other village may had been jealous or more aggressive keep Jounin in line, but still in era of peace killing rogue jounin who just mind their own business would be quite bit harsh. Unless reason why said jounin went to exile was because of criminal activities or outright murder of fellow jounin (and thus village demand justice).

My own thoughts on the matter :)

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2015, 10:53:25 PM »
After reading a few of the gaiden chapters and whatnot, it seems more likely to me that the third Sharingan user after Sarada would more likely her sibling than her child. I mean, she has ambitions to become Hokage, no? While it's all up in the air since they're adolescents at this point in the manga, I don't know if she'd settle down for motherhood before she's well into adulthood and on her way to attaining her goal. She had never met her father until she was 12.. him being away on super secret missions and whatnot. It's likely then that sometime after the gaiden manga, Sasuke and Sakura probably hooked up again.... probably when they took their first family portrait. Then we'd be 16-18 years past the events of Boruto instead of 20+ years...

It would also allow me to push the timeline a little closer towards the epilogue, so it isn't too far in the future... I'm reluctant to get a little too crazy with it. :P

Looks good, shade. I have a few questions.. is his teammate a sharingan user as well? :P Or is it implied to be someone related to Kurenai? I always wished her origins and character got a little more attention... Full of angst, but nothing too crazy. Also gives me more fodder to use as NPCs. I already had in mind a female Akimichi running around...

Also, Hitoshi's mother wasn't a missing-nin of Konoha, was she? Or was she just hiding near Konoha? I do agree with Zaer that persecuting missing-nin might have been common place before the Shinobi Alliance, they probably wouldn't allow it now. I mean, a Kumogakure ninja moved to Konoha and had Akimichi babies... while Shikamaru and Temari also got together. I imagine they're not as serious about preserving secrets as they once were.

But then again, yeah, it could be she went rogue because of some kind of plot... like she was a member of internals affairs who stumbld on the SWAT team pocketing bags full of coke.  ::)

Offline TheFourthShade

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2015, 11:21:18 PM »
I'd just have to agree with that last statement for the sake of understanding on the part of Inerrant, either that or her crime is of such an intensity that it could not be forgiven or that a vendetta was plotted in spite of any more rational power's ruling.  Maybe the reason that he was given the opportunity to serve is because the powers that be learned of a vendetta against his mother?  Hm...

With regards to what you said, Zaer, it's always been my thought that such situations happen when you put trained killers together.  Of course, I've seen people beat each other up and have to work together to get over it, and I was imagining something closer to intensive group therapy to help them work together better (and possibly intensive disciplinary restrictions).

Offline Vex

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2015, 12:23:41 AM »
@ TheFourthShade - I support Zaer's and Inerrant Lust's comments on the matter. I'm fine with the dramatic element, but I'm not the placement is right. Granted, I think the "world at peace" line is a bit of a crock. Naruto may believe there world is at peace, but I doubt that's truly the reality. It just strikes me as simple naivete. That's not human nature. As long as there is power to be gained, valuable resources to be secured, and grudges to be had, there will always be conflict. Maybe they might all be more diplomatic about it than they used to, but beyond the public appearances, I have to imagine there's still power struggles going on, just more swept under the rug than it used to be.

That said, I don't think Konohagakure is the village that you'd think would do something like that. Even before the new era, they're more naturally peaceable than most (as they have the luxury to be, with a collection of the most powerful ninja to have ever existed and by all accounts, a rather temperate climate and resource rich environment). I think something like that might work better for one of the smaller villages that aren't held to the same standard as the big five. Amegakure might be the most ideal village, as it has a vast history of civil war and internal dispute being carried out publicly, so even the "peaceful" treaties wouldn't be able to put that aside, really. They also are reputed for their notoriously short tempers, which fits well with the character. Another solid choice might be Otogakure, assuming it still exists, as it's basically a village of little more than missing-nin from other countries (or, at least it was at one time). 

Build-wise, I think there's potential with a character like that in this game, as we have a shortage of melee-centric concepts. I don't think Sacred Fist is a good match for this character, though. The Sacred Fist is a serene and calm martial artist, not a blood-thirsty and rage-prone one. It might be acceptable, however, if you want your character's story to be to calm the rage he feels inside. In that case, Sacred Fist might be a good choice, but only after he's gained a fair amount fo control and discipline. Taijutsu Master would be a better alternative, if you want the rage-issue to remain.

Rather, maybe this character has a legacy with the Kaguya clan. I'd love to see what this character could do with the Shikotsu Myaku bloodline, but you'd have to talk to Inerrant Lust about that one, as he's got a good reason to object to it, seeing as it's an extinct clan now. But, even if he doesn't let you take it, I'd see if he might be willing to let you take the Warmonger class associated with the clan. Shikotsu Myaku doesn't really have any influence on the class' powers, and if the bloodline requirement removed, then it should theoretically work fine on it's own. Outside of that, Beastmaster might be a good choice, as it gives a rage-like ability of it's own, and can net you a neat animal companion to help with your general raging tactics.

Perhaps we can work that Kaguya-related angle into the mix. Maybe it's true that Shikotsu Myaku no longer truly exists, but the remants from the clan still inherented the clan's physical prowess and inherent bloodlust. This could help explain why his mother was killed, after she went rampage on a particular incident and ended up killing a couple of Chuunin or something. It also gives them a good reason to be weary about Yamagato, even if he accepts to join them as a shinobi, as his clan is known for going into bursts of violent, uncontrollable insanity.

@ Inerrant Lust - I've almost completed the sheet, but I saw a particular curiosity I wanted to work out before I submit it. Do templates require the Advanced Bloodline feat, even if they have no Bloodline levels? The Kagetsuki clan's occupation seems to imply they do, seeing as it offers the Advanced Bloodline (Chakra Vampire) feat as a possible bonus. But, a reading of the feat itself says that all it does is that it allows the user to take levels in a bloodline, which the Chakra Vampire doesn't have. Similarly, when I look at the example builds for Sasuke, Naruto and Gaara, to see how their Cursed Seal, the Ghastly Inheritance and the Bearer of Shukaku templates reflect on their builds, respectively, and it seems like none of them have an Advanced Bloodline feat, even though all of those have level adjustments attached to them. So, what do you say? I've already written the build as if she needs it, so it's not loss if you rule she does, but if the feat honestly does nothing for her, then I'm inclined to ditch it.

Offline TheFourthShade

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2015, 12:45:53 AM »
Nah, the rage issue's dying through the backstory.  I've got thinking to do, in any case.  I'll be back with another idea, I think, or a refinement of this one.

Offline Inerrant LustTopic starter

Re: Moar Naruto D20 (Short Chuunin Exam Campaign)
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2015, 01:30:38 AM »
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@ TheFourthShade - I support Zaer's and Inerrant Lust's comments on the matter. I'm fine with the dramatic element, but I'm not the placement is right. Granted, I think the "world at peace" line is a bit of a crock. Naruto may believe there world is at peace, but I doubt that's truly the reality. It just strikes me as simple naivete. That's not human nature. As long as there is power to be gained, valuable resources to be secured, and grudges to be had, there will always be conflict. Maybe they might all be more diplomatic about it than they used to, but beyond the public appearances, I have to imagine there's still power struggles going on, just more swept under the rug than it used to be.

More or less what I had in mind. I was toying with the idea that there hasn't been a war between any of the Five nations in nearly 20 years... but that minor places like Kusa/Ame/Taki are having small conflicts that basically make the five hidden villages feel uncomfortable. Almost like a Cold War vibe. Of course each Kage has their preferred 'vassal'... but they can't risk joining the war openly. Though I suppose occasionally a few 'observers' or 'trainers' from the great nations get caught in the crossfire and are forced to defend themselves.

In fact, if I continue this past the exams... the theme of 'world peace' will be central, I think..

As for the template question.. unless it is specifically required by a feat (like Moujoo Aishuwu or however you spell it), then I don't think it's necessary to take a feat. In all likelihood, that's just a remnant of an earlier version of the pdf.

I am sleepy now and I will return with more to say in the morning, I think...

Offline Zaer Darkwail

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« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2015, 04:25:14 AM »
After reading a few of the gaiden chapters and whatnot, it seems more likely to me that the third Sharingan user after Sarada would more likely her sibling than her child. I mean, she has ambitions to become Hokage, no? While it's all up in the air since they're adolescents at this point in the manga, I don't know if she'd settle down for motherhood before she's well into adulthood and on her way to attaining her goal. She had never met her father until she was 12.. him being away on super secret missions and whatnot. It's likely then that sometime after the gaiden manga, Sasuke and Sakura probably hooked up again.... probably when they took their first family portrait. Then we'd be 16-18 years past the events of Boruto instead of 20+ years...

Aha, so my char would be fourth user of sharingan then. Did not know Sarada has sibling (at least wiki did not tell nothing about it).

Offline Vex

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« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2015, 05:48:11 AM »
Here we go! I have her character sheet ready, or at least the first draft. I'll be making edits to this post to add more detail to her description and her past as I go along, maybe describing childhood friends, her team, and how she awoke to her disorder and what she's done since. I just wanted to get what I have out there for now.

I'm still willing to make some changes to her sheet, should there be any conflicts. I may shift her primary affinity to Suiton, for instance, should someone else be interested in Fuuton instead. All and all, I like how it's come out. She's a bit on the weak and vulnerable side, but I think she has some neat options to counter-act being an easy target.

Shiori
Shiori comes from Takigakure, a small hidden village with a surprising degree of prosperity despite it's size, thanks in part due to it's unique agriculture and a unusually high Jonin count. Being an orphan was hardly what most people would call fortunate, but for someone to grow up without parents, she made out better than most to be brought into a rather prosperous and tight-knit community, with the affluence to take care of such lost souls. Although she was always curious as to the nature of her parents, it didn't manage to distract her from living with some semblance of a normal life. She managed to have a rather normal time growing up, making a good group of friends, doing well with early academics, and with a knack for listening and problem-solving. So grateful she was to the community that accepted her, even without having a clan of her own, she decided early on that she wanted to become a kunoichi, to help give back with life-long servitude. In the academy, she excelled for a girl who had no blood-ties to her established ninja or clansmen to help nurture her talent. Dedicated, hard-working, and intuitively perceptive, Shiori graduated among the top of her class, rather popular among the classmates, and started her shinobi career as a most promising Genin.

That is, until that happened.

She always felt herself lucky to be accepted as a relative outsider in the small community, but she feared their opinion of her for being a "chakra-leeching monster" wouldn't be so kindly received. She tried to keep her social life in tact, at first, but when some of her friends and teammates started asking probing questions about her strange behavior of late drove her to grow increasingly withdrawn and reclusive. Nevertheless, she is a kind and compassionate soul, and it still shines from time to time, when her empathy would reveal itself to give aid and support towards others, her duties to others often outweighing her preferred privacy when push came to shove.

Sheet
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Basic Information

Character Name  : Shiori                   Height : 5'2"
Player Name     : Vex                      Weight : 100 lbs
Character Race  : Human                    Eyes   : Blue
Gender          : Female                   Hair   : Black
Size            : Medium                   Age    : 16
ECL             : 6                        Speed  : 40'
Primary Element : Fuuton                   Rep    : +2
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Character Class Information

Class and Level     : Dedicated Hero 3
Class and Level     : Medical Specialist 3
Class and Level     :
Bloodline Levels    :

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Ability Scores

Strength     : 08 (-1)     08 point buy + 0 racial + 0 level + 0 misc
Dexterity    : 14 (+2)     14 point buy + 0 racial + 0 level + 0 misc
Constitution : 10 (+0)     10 point buy + 0 racial + 0 level + 0 misc
Intelligence : 16 (+3)     16 point buy + 0 racial + 0 level + 0 misc
Wisdom       : 19 (+4)     19 point buy + 0 racial + 1 level + 0 misc
Charisma     : 14 (+2)     14 point buy + 0 racial + 0 level + 0 misc

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Combat Statistics

Hit Points        : 36/36
Action Points     : 9
Initiative        : +2     2 Dex + 0 misc

Base Attack (BAB) : +0
Base Melee        : +3     4 BAB +-1 Str + 0 misc
Base Ranged       : +6     4 BAB + 2 Dex + 0 misc

Combat Maneuver   : +03         4 BAB +-1 Str + 0 misc          <- CMB
Maneuver Defense  : +15    10 + 4 BAB +-1 Str + 2 Dex + 0 misc  <- CMD

Armor Class       : 19     10 base + 3 armor + 4 class + 2 Dex + 0 misc
Touch AC          : 16     10 base +         + 4 class + 2 Dex + 0 misc
Flat-Footed AC    : 19     10 base + 3 armor + 4 class +       + 0 misc

Additional Calculations
Weapon: Chakra Scalpel           Weight: -             Material:
Move Name    Type      Atk    Damage    Crit     Range   Type    Special
Attack      |Melee  |  +8   | 1d4+3  |  20/x2  |   -   |   S   | Touch, Chakra

Weapon: Kodachi                  Weight: 1.25 lbs      Material: Thorium
Move Name    Type      Atk    Damage    Crit     Range   Type    Special
Attack      |Melee  |  +3   | 1d6-1  |  20/x2  |   -   |   S   | Defensive

Weapon: Kunai                    Weight: 1 lb          Material: Thorium
Move Name    Type      Atk    Damage     Crit     Range   Type    Special
Attack      |Ranged |  +6   | 1d4-1  |  19-20/x2 | 10ft |   P   | 

Weapon: Throwing Needle          Weight: -             Material: Thorium
Move Name    Type      Atk    Damage     Crit     Range   Type    Special
Attack      |Ranged |  +6   |   1    |   20/x2   | 10ft |   P   | See Text

Armor: Battle Vest               Weight: 5 lbs         Material:
    Type         AC  MaxDex Pen.  Speed  Special
 Concealable  |  +2 |  +5  | -0 |  30ft | None

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Saving Throws

Fortitude  : +4    3 base + 0 Con + 0 misc
Reflex     : +5    3 base + 2 Dex + 0 misc
Will       : +9    5 base + 4 Wis + 0 misc

Conditional Bonuses and Penalties :
+2 to saves made against Chakra draining or damaging effects
-2 to saves made against Katon techniques

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Background Abilities and Features

Academy Student
Skills: Conversation, Deception, Stealth
Feat: Ninjutsu Adept
Reputation: +0
Wealth: +1
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Bloodline/Template Abilities and Features

Chakra Vampire

Saves: Shiori gains a +2 bonus to saves against Chakra draining and
   damaging effects.
Skills: The character suffers a -2 penalty to Chakra Control checks.
Special Qualities: Suppressed Chakra Retention Disorder, Chakra Vampire.


Descriptions
Suppressed Chakra Retention Disorder (Su): Shiori is completely unable to recover
   chakra or tap his chakra reserves. She recovers absolutely no chakra from resting, and
   she is unable to make a Chakra Control check to tap her reserves. The only means to
   recover one's Chakra is the use of certain chemical, techniques or the chakra vampire
   ability. In addition, Shoiri will lose 1 point of Chakra every 4 hours of the day, even
   during sleep. She cannot recover hit points from resting unless his chakra pool is 1
   or higher.

Chakra Vampire (Su): As an attack action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity,
   Shiori may make a touch attack against a creature and deal 1 point of chakra damage.
   If the attack was successful, all damage dealt is added to her chakra pool,
   which may not exceed of its normal maximum by more than 6. Shiori can also absorb chakra
   from the wildlife of sufficient size. On all living, non sentient being of small size
   or larger (a big plant or a tree, for example), she may remain in contact with
   it for 1 full minute and absorb 2 points of Chakra from it. For every point of Chakra,
   the being targeted suffers 1d6+2 point of damage that ignores all hardness. Once the
   target is dead, absorbing chakra from it is impossible. In addition, Shiori is
   not allowed to double her training schedule because she can replenish his Chakra Pool
   using this ability. This ability can be controlled by her, and she may choose
   to drain less chakra at will.


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Class Talents and Features

Dedicated 1    : Empathy
Dedicated 3    : Intuition
Medical Spec 1 : Medical Ability
Medical Spec 1 : Chakra Scalpel (1d4)
Medical Spec 1 : Bonus Chakra
Medical Spec 2 : Expert Healer
Medical Spec 3 : Sneak Attack +1d6

Descriptions
Empathy: Shiori has a knack for being sensitive to the feelings and thoughts of others
   without having those feelings and thoughts communicated in any objectively explicit
   manner. This innate talent provides a +3 bonus on checks involving interaction
   skills (Conversation and Deception), provided she spends at least 1 minute observing
   her target prior to making the skill check.

Intuition: Shiori has an innate ability to sense trouble in the air. Three times a day,
   she can make a DC 15 Will save. On a successful save, she gets a hunch that everything
   is all right, or she gets a bad feeling about a specific situation, at the GM's
   discretion.

Medical Ability: Shiori can attempt to learn Medical techniques without suffering the
   usual penalty to the Learn check, and the increased time. Also, she gains +1 to
   Learn checks when learning Medical ninjutsu, and to Perform checks to use Medical
   techniques.

   In addition, when using any of the Iryou Ninjutsu: Chiyu techniques, she heals the
   target every 5 rounds rather than every minute. The duration of the techniques change
   accordingly.

Chakra Scalpel: Shiori can produce to produce Chakra at the tip of her finger and use it
   as a sharp knife. The chakra scalpel can be created as a move action that does not
   provoke attacks of opportunity, as long as her chakra pool is 1 or higher. The chakra
   scalpel deals slashing damage and counts as though it was chakra-enhanced for the purpose.
   of overcoming damage reduction. The chakra scalpel deals 1d4 points of damage. She
   doesn't apply her Strength modifier when attacking with a chakra scalpel, but can deal
   non-lethal damage without taking the standard -4 penalty to attack rolls. Attacking with
   a chakra scalpel is a melee touch attack modified by the medical specialist's Wisdom
   modifier.

Expert Healer: Shiori’s ability to restore hit points with a medical kit or surgery kit
   and a successful use of the Medicine skill improves. In addition to the normal hit
   point recovery rate, she restores an additonal 3 extra hit points.

   She also gains a +1 enhancement bonus to his effective skill threshold for to perform
   Medical ninjutsu techniques.

Sneak Attack: If Shiori can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself
   effectively from her attack, she can strike a vital spot for +1d6 extra damage.
   Creatures immune to critical hits and sneak attacks, or who have concealment,
   do not suffer extra damage.


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Feats

Racial Feat     : Surgery
Occupation Feat : Ninjutsu Adept
Level 1 Feat    : Will Over Flesh
Level 1 Feat    : Genin (Sense Chakra)
Dedicated 1     : Simple Weapon Proficiency
Dedicated 1     : Nin Weapon Proficiency
Dedicated 1     : Light Armor Proficiency
Dedicated 1     : Medium Armor Proficiency
Dedicated 2     : Harmony
Level 3 Feat    : Genjutsu Adept
Level 5 Feat    : Improved Avoidance
Medical Spec. 2 : Reverse Doctor

Descriptions
Genin: Grants Shiori access to "Liscensed" material, +1 to Wealth, and the
   Sense Chakra ability.

Genjutsu Adept: Shiori gain a +2 bonus to Genjutsu checks, the DCs of
   her Genjutsu techniques increases by 1, and she gains a +1 bonus to her
   effective skill threshold when performing Genjutsu techniques. In
   addition, she may make 1 additional attempt when learning Genjutsu
   techniques.

Harmony: Shiori gains a +1 bonus to Chakra Control checks, and the DCs of
   her Chakra Control techniques increase by 1. In addition, she automatically
   learns and passes perform requirements for the Kinobori and Tadayou
   techniques.

Improved Avoidance: Up to three times a day, Shiori can use a meta-chakra
   charge while using a "defensive manuever" or "avoiding an attack" action
   to make it not count towards the technique's use per day nor the maximum
   use of that specific action per day. This is a Meta-chakra feat.

Ninjutsu Adept: Shiori gain a +2 bonus to Ninjutsu checks, the DCs of
   her Ninjutsu techniques increases by 1, and she gains a +1 bonus to her
   effective skill threshold when performing Ninjutsu techniques. In
   addition, she may make 1 additional attempt when learning Ninjutsu
   techniques.

Reverse Doctor: Shiori can use her Dex or Int mod when making attacks with
   her chakra scalpel instead of her Wis. She may also add up to +3 of
   either modifier to her damage rolls made with the chakra scalpel.

Surgery: Shiori can use her Medicine skill to perform surgery without
   penalty.

Will Over Flesh: Shiori uses hes Wisdom modifier to determine the total
   amount of chakra she may have instead of using her Constitution modifier,
   and chakra recovered while resting.

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Skills and Languages 

[c] Acrobatics         : +09    5 ranks + 2 Dex + 2 misc - 0 armor
[c] Artisan            : +03    0 ranks + 3 Int + 0 misc
[c] Athletics          : +00    0 ranks +-1 Str + 1 misc - 0 armor
[c] Chakra Control     : +12    9 ranks + 4 Wis +-1 misc
[c] Conversation       : +07    3 ranks + 2 Cha + 2 misc
[c] Deception          : +05    3 ranks + 2 Cha + 0 misc
[c] Fuinjutsu          : +03    0 ranks + 3 Int + 0 misc
[c] Gamble             : +04    0 ranks + 4 Wis + 0 misc
[c] Genjutsu           : +13    9 ranks + 2 Cha + 2 misc
[ ] Handle Animal      : +02    0 ranks + 2 Cha + 0 misc
[c] Investigate        : +10    5 ranks + 3 Int + 2 misc
[c] Knowledge Lore     : +08    5 ranks + 3 Int + 0 misc
[ ] Mechanic           : +05    0 ranks + 3 Int + 2 misc
[c] Medicine           : +13    9 ranks + 4 Wis + 0 misc
[c] Ninjutsu           : +14    9 ranks + 3 Int + 2 misc
[c] Outdoorsmanship    : +05    1 ranks + 4 Wis + 0 misc
[c] Perception         : +13    9 ranks + 4 Wis + 0 misc
[c] Professional       : +10    6 ranks + 4 Wis + 0 misc
[c] Stealth            : +10    5 ranks + 2 Dex + 3 misc - 0 armor
[c] Taijutsu           : +00    1 ranks +-1 Str + 0 misc

Tactics

Field Surgery - Enables use of the Medicine skill without the proper kit.

Synergies

Acrobatics (5)    : +2 on Dexterity checks to bind someone with rope.
Acrobatics (5)    : +2 on Athletic checks made to jump.
Acrobatics (5)    : +3 Defense bonus when fighting defensively.
Acrobatics (5)    : +6 Defense bonus when executing a total defense.
Chakra Control (5): +2 on Learn checks with Chakra Control techniques.
Deception (5)     : +2 on Stealth checks.
Deception (5)     : +1 enhancement bonus to perform requirements towards any
                       Compulsion technique.
Genjutsu (5)      : +2 on Learn checks with Genjutsu techniques.
Investigate (5)   : +2 on Conversation checks.
Knowledge Lore (5): +2 on Artisan checks to decipher ancient writings.
Knowledge Lore (5): +2 on Learn checks when mastering, developing
                       or creating techniques.
Medicine (5)      : +2 on Investigate checks.
Medicine (5)      : +2 on Mechanic checks.
Ninjutsu (5)      : +2 on Learn checks with Ninjutsu techniques.
Perception (5)    : +2 on Outdoorsman checks made to find or follow tracks.
Professional (5)  : +2 on Conversation checks made to plead a legal case.
Stealth (5)       : +1 enhancement bonus to perform checks for techniques
                       requiring hand seals or half seals.

Other Conditional Skill Bonuses/Penalties
+3 to Conversation and Deception checks, if she's had at least 1 minute
   to observe the target.
+1 to Learn and Perform checks made for Medical ninjutsu techniques.

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Wealth and Equipment

Wealth Bonus: +22

Drugs Consumed


Equipment (Weight):

Antidote, General (6)
Antidote, Nightly Paste (3)
Battle Vest (5 lbs)
  - Minor seal slot
Belt Pouch (3) (3 lbs)
Chakra Mantle (8 doses)
Chemical Kit (6 lbs)
Exploding Kunai (2)
Forehead Protector (1 lb)
Iron Wire, 20 ft (1 lb)
Nightly Paste (8 doses)
Ninja Outfit, Casual (2 lbs)
Ninja Outfit, Standard (Night) (3 lbs)
Paper Bombs, Lesser (10)
Portable Radio (0.5 lbs)
Preservation Container, Tiny (2) (1 lb)
Rebreather (2 lbs)
Ration Pills (6)
Sentinal's Cloak (1 lb)
Smoke Bomb (5) (1 lb)
Shuriken Holster (1 lb)
Thorium Throwing Needles (20) (1 lb)
Thorium Kunai (5) (1 lb)
Thorium Kodachi  (1.25 lbs)


Total Weight: 23.75 lbs
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LOAD:  Light   Medium (-3) Heavy/Max (-6)  Lift (x 2)  Push/Drag (x 5)
       26 lb     53 lb        80 lb          160 lb        400 lb
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Sealed Item Slots

Armor     : Mystical - +1 AC
Back      : Sentinel's Cloak - DR 1/chakra, +5 to checks and saving throws
               against extreme weather.
Feet      : Swift Sandals - Land movement speed increases by 10.
Head      :
Neck      :
Ring #1   :
Ring #2   :
Waist     : Acrobatic Sash - +1 to Acrobatic and Athletic checks.
               Instant action: Reroll a Acrobatic or Athletic check [1/day]
Wrists    : Precision Bands - +1 to Dexterity and Acrobatics checks.
               1 chakra, free action: +1 ranged weapon damage for 1 round
               [1/day]
Weapon    :
Weapon    :

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Techniques

Chakra Pool: 40/34
Chakra Reserve: --/24
Meta-Chakra: 2/2

Primary Affinity: Fuuton
Secondary Affinities: -

Chakra Control +12 (9 ranks) - 7 Techniques; 4 Masteries

Save DC 15+Rank

Rank 1
Kinobori (Tree Climbing Technique)

Rank 2
Chakra no Kogasu (Chakra Burn) (2)
Genjutsu Kai (Illusion Dispel)
Tadayou (Water Strider)


Rank 3

Rank 4

Rank 5
Chibizuku no Jutsu (Compression Technique)
Mugen Ibuki no Jutsu (Air Supply Technique)
Ryokujun no Jutsu (Energy Shield) (2)

 

Fuinjutsu +03 (0 ranks) - 0 Techniques; 0 Masteries
Save DC 13+Rank

Genjutsu +13 (9 ranks) - 6 Techniques; 0 Masteries

Save DC 13+Rank

Rank 1

Rank 2

Rank 3
Jukusui no Jutsu (Sleep Technique)

Rank 4

Rank 5
Saimin Jutsu: Musou no Jutsu (Hypnotism Technique: Mind Blank Technique)
Tsutakazura Genzou no Jutsu (Illusionary Vines Technique)


Rank 6
Kagekomu no Jutsu (Shadowmeld Technique)
Nehan Shouja no Jutsu (Temple of Nirvana Technique)
Shinshin Funkyuu no Jutsu (Mind and Body Disorder Technique)



Ninjutsu +14 (9 ranks) - 25 Techniques; 12 Masteries

Save DC 14+Rank

Rank 1
Bunshin no Jutsu (Duplication Technique)
Henge no Jutsu (Transformation Technique)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Ryoji - Kekki (Medical Ninjutsu: Treatment - Vigor)
Kawarimi no Jutsu (Body Substitution Technique) (2)
Sarutobi no Jutsu (Flying Monkey Technique) (5)


Rank 2
Iryou Ninjutsu: Iji - Mashujutsu (Medical Ninjutsu: Practice - Mystical Surgery)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Iji - Shinryou Jutsu (Medical Ninjutsu: Practice - Diagnosis Technique)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Iji - Shousen Jutsu (Medical Ninjutsu: Practice - Mystical Palm Technique)
Torihane no Jutsu (Bird's Wing Technique) (2


Rank 3
Bifuu no Jutsu (Zephyr's Wind Technique)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Chiyu - Shodan Jutsu (Medical Ninjutsu: Healing - First Rank)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Ryoji - Juuki (Medical Ninjutsu: Treatment - Paralysis)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Ryoji - Kentai (Medical Ninjutsu: Treatment - Fatigue)
Nekonome (Cat's Eyes)
Shuugyou: Kirihei no Engi no Waza (Training: Method of Mist Fighting Adaptation)


Rank 4
Bakuretsu Kawarimi no Jutsu (Exploding Body Substitute Technique) (3)
Fuukakoi no Jutsu (Wind Enclosure Technique)
Ichijin no Jutsu (Gust of Wind Technique)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Ryoji - Dokukeshi (Medical Ninjutsu: Treatment - Poison Purge)
Sarubou no Mai (Dance of the Wild Monkey)


Rank 5
Iryou Ninjutsu: Chiyu - Nidan Jutsu (Medical Ninjutsu: Healing - Second Rank)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Ryoji - Nanroume (Medical Ninjutsu: Treatment - Eyes and Ears Disorder)
Iryou Ninjutsu: Ryoji - Ryoukudou (Medical Ninjutsu: Treatment - Chakra Pathways)
Kamaitachi (Sickling Wind Blast)
Soushuuha (Advanced Blade Manipulation)


Rank 6


Taijutsu +00 (1 ranks) - 1 Techniques; 2 Masteries

Save DC 9+Rank
Rank 1
Zettai Bougyo (Total Defense) (2)

Training and Mastery Benefits

Bakuretsu Kawarimi no Jutsu: Shiori can use this technique 3/day. She can use it to avoid an attack from a source up to CR 5 for 2 chakra, or CR 6 for 4 chakra.
Chakra no Kogasu: Shiori an use this technique 3/day as a defensive maneuver against attacks from a source up to CR 6.
Kawarimi no Jutsu: Shiori can use this technique 2/day. She can use it to avoid an attack from a source up to CR 5 for 1 chakra, or CR 6 for 2 chakra.
Ryokujun no Jutsu: Shiori an use this technique 3/day as a defensive maneuver against attacks from a source up to CR 6.
Shuugyou: Kirihei no Engi no Waza: Ignore the concealment penalties for fighting in mist or smoke within 5 feet.
Zettai Bougyo: Shiori can enter the stance up to twice per encounter.

Wealth rolls
At 2015-08-28 13:12:25, Shiori (uid: 55706) rolls: 2d4a2 Result: 6
At 2015-08-28 13:14:58, Shiori (uid: 55706) rolls: 1d20a9 Result: 14
At 2015-08-28 13:18:26, Shiori (uid: 55706) rolls: 1d20a10 Result: 29
At 2015-08-28 13:20:12, Shiori (uid: 55706) rolls: 1d20a10 Result: 18
At 2015-08-28 13:21:43, Shiori (uid: 55706) rolls: 1d20a10 Result: 11
At 2015-08-28 13:22:34, Shiori (uid: 55706) rolls: 1d20a10 Result: 17

Notes: You may notice the DC in the second roll is one higher than what the first roll would have indicated. That's because I forgot to add the Wealth bonus from Genin (Again  ::) ), so I added it before the first actual Professional check. I hope you didn't mind, but if you do, I don't mind rerolling it all.
Also, you might notice the final Wealth total on her sheet is one less than the final result here would indicate. That's because her Chemical kit has a Wealth DC of 16, and you have to subtract your Wealth total for any purchase above 15, even if you have a higher Wealth bonus than the DC itself. I spent modestly otherwise.
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