- Apr 21, 2005
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"I have no past. I have no future. I have no name. I am merely Danzou's arms and legs. There is no point in saying anything to me." ~ 'Sai'
The Broken Branch
The Broken Branch
You are ANBU, the elite. Hand-picked by the Hokage themselves to serve Konoha, ANBU are assigned only the most dangerous and difficult missions. Everything about them is shrouded in secrecy, including their faces and names. Your past is a secret, your future a mystery. There is only the now, the mission, and what you must sacrifice to ensure it's success. Every ANBU, without question, is prepared to give an eye, an arm, or even their life to ensure the completion of their mission.
While individually you may be strong, your true power comes from those around you. ANBU depend upon one another, trusting their squad with their very lives. Without the shinobi to your left and right, you are nothing.
Among this secretive organisation, it comes as no surprise that there are some missions so vital that not even the other ANBU know of their existance. The most dangerous, most suicidal, and most important of missions, those utmost to the survival and protection of Konoha itself. Throughout the ranks, there are whispers of a squad, though nobody knows for sure if they exist or not. A squad to which these suicidal missions are assigned. To the uninformed masses, it is known as the Leaf's Shadow Squad.
To you, it is known as 'The Broken Branch Unit'.
This RP is set during the three-year timeskip in the series, and will follow a unit of shinobi, the tititular unit, of whch your character is a part.
First and foremost, the cardinal rule of this RP. There will be no omgwtfimmafiringmyrasengan ultimate moves. There is not a tailed beast sealed inside your character. You cannot transform into some crazy grey-skinned pwnmaster with your overpowered cursed seal. You do not have sharingan. You do not have kekkai genkai or any form of bloodlime limit.
You are an ANBU, and a mere soldier, not a hero. You will be assigned missions to complete as a group, and must work as a group to do so.
In regards to the moves/jutsu you are permitted to use, I trust anyone who joins this to use their own discretion in creating jutsu. Your character may have two elemental affinities, one primary and one secondary, and most of your jutsu should revolve around your own creative use of this affinity.
Each character will have a role in the team, and depending on the amout of people who express interest in joining, I'd prefer to have only one-two people in each role. Roles include, but are not limited to, support roles, such as medical ninja, or ranged fighters, offencive roles, such as power-type ninja more suited to close-combat, or intel roles, revolving around stealth and recon/information gathering. Feel free to carve out your own niche within the team.
Overall, this RP focusses more on the basic componants of shinobi disciplines rather then the overpopulated ranks of hahayouactivatedmytrapcardkekkaigenkai ninja in the series. I'd prefer more of an emphesis on tactical combat rather then just 'It was just a kage bunshin, let's keep fighting!' as in the series. You'll be using your kunai and shuriken a lot more then your bloodline limits this time around.
Codename: The name your character has been assigned for this mission. Your real name will remain undisclosed to protect your identity.
Appearance: What you look like. Note that while you will be, as ANBU standard, wearing masks, certain missions will require you to remove them, so a full description of your face is required.
Primary Element: Earth. Fire. Wind. Water. Hear- nah, just kidding, Lghtning.
Role and Combat Style:
Advantages and Proficincies: What do you, personally, bring to the team?
Weaknesses: Attack the weak point for massive damage.
That is all. Yes, that's right, no personality, or history, because I think these should be developed as you write and not summed up in a few brief passages. I can already hear the purists getting their torches and pitchforks ready to come burn me for being a witch. I guess I'm pretty screwed, seeing as I can't float for shit. I'm a terrible swimmer.
I'm also not asking you to disclose your Jutsu, because I don't want you to limit yourself to what you think of now, but instead be able to 'invent' or alter jutsu on the spot to react to circumstances. However, you should at least look up a basic list of jutsu within your elemental affinities in addition to devising your own.