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TheCritch
07/12/2007 6:45 PM

I've been thinking about this a long time. And after watching like 65 episodes of Naruto, I've finally decided to try and start an RP about NINJAS!!!

Essentially my idea is this:
A ninja clan by the name of Orochigawa is facing extinction in the year 1873 (I know that the last of the Ninja clans was actually gone at this time in history). The deadly advance of westernization and new reforms in government have brought the Orochigawa to their knees. They have retreated to the innermost of their mountain villages. They have shunned the cultural and technological advancements that the rest of Japan has made, trying their best to preserve the old ways. Several people in particular threaten their existence: Pascal LeMorte, Tachimura Nagimasuke, Jichiga Mosugachi, and Seger Mitterlein. Pascal is a well respected general from Paris, whom was asked to come to Japan to destroy the Ninja presence in the mountains, he has had little success as of yet but is becoming more and more of a threat with each passing day. Tachimura is a traitor to the Ororchigawa and was banished from the clan 18 years ago, he has become Pascal's right hand man, his information on the clan and general knowledge of the ninja has granted him this position amoung many other lofty rewards and sinful pleasures. Jichiga is the head of Japan's most powerful Yakuza family and has numerous grudges against the Orochigawa, as his men and subordinates have been the victims of many assassinations on the part of the now endangered clan. Seger Mitterlein is a German spy/assassin who has been hired by Jichiga to kill Gamimaru Donanda-the last of the Orochigawa's leaders. The ninja clan of Orochigawa has declared tenchu on these men, making their lives the targets of Orochigawa's finest Ninja.

Much like in Naruto, jutsu may be "magical" in nature and when making a character do not be afraid to be imaginative with the jutsu you come up with.

Character Sheet:

Name:

Age:

Height:

Weight:

Appearance:

Background/History:

Alignment: Government spy/ mercenary, Yakuza, Pascal's Regiment, Rogue Ninja, Orochigawa Ninja. (There may be only one character for every alignment except for Orochigawa Ninja).

Jutsu/abilities:

Weapon(s):

Personality:

darknightrei
07/12/2007 6:49 PM

I'm in...

TheCritch
07/12/2007 9:46 PM

Awesome!
(I'll be posting the character sheets for all the characters I've mentioned so far later on and in the meantime I'll be posting a character not previously mentioned).

Here's my character:

Name: Sanda Oroshiba

Age:21

Height: 6'1

Weight: 145 lbs

Appearance: Sanda is a rugged looking fellow if there ever was one. His eyes are a misty gray and are often slanted outward in a rather lazy position, revealing to all his laid back demeanor. His hair is a jet black and is shortly cut, if not rather haphazardly, his long bangs just reach over his eyes like a dark veil of sorts. Several scars run a jagged and stark path across his lips as though they were once sown shut. his face is often well shaven despite his otherwise unkempt appearance. He wears a loose black kimono, a series of wraps visibly cover his torso as can be seen through the opening in the kimono's front. He also wears a tattered pair of dark, muddled, green Hakama. His feet are bound in wraps with a pair of foot spikes bound to them. A kusari-gama (chain and sickle) is tied about his waist like a belt. His arms are covered with what appear to be sown snake-skin arm-sleeves.

Background/History: Sanda is a rugged ninja raised by the Orochigawa clan. As a child he gained much promise as a assassin and was also found to have characteristically abnormal bone marrow that could produce blood five times faster than the average bone marrow of other men, this ability has garnered him the ability to bleed for hours without loosing stamina or even the possibility of death. He has little in the way of family or friends, seemingly more comfortable with being a loner than anything, which has made him passive and distant over the years.

Jutsu/abilities:
-Bone marrow produces blood five times more than natural.
-Jutsu- Blood Sap-consists of Sanda placing his open hand (Provided that the palm is bleeding) on the flesh of another and by using chakra he can force open a wound in the enemy's skin and drain the blood by using chakra to drag and pull blood out of the wound and into Sanda's. It will drain a gallon every 2 minutes.
-Jutsu- Acidic Blood- Sanda can turn his blood into an acidic substance in moments and use the resulting chemicals to damage his opponents even moreso than before.

Alignment: Orochigawa Clan

Weapon: Kusari-Gama and a wakizashi (short sword).

Damien
08/01/2007 4:14 AM

Since this is the 'ideas' forum - thus open to critique and commentary.. here's some of mine:


1.) The Japanese are not a tall people. 6'1 is absurdly tall. 'Tall' does not mean 'cool.' You can be 'cool' and still be normal-sized.

2.)Producing blood five times the normal amount would kill a person. You'd have blood seeping from your eyes and ears.

3.)Draining a 'gallon' of blood in 2 minutes would kill any human being in seconds.

4.) Use paragraphs. Your setting description is practically unreadable as it is just one massive block of text.

5.) The plotline is far too simplistic in form for this type of setting. The lines are too clear. For instance, why is the Yakuza outright trying to annihilate a clan of 'ninja?' Wouldn't it make more sense for the Yakuza to secretly hope for their demise while playing friends so as to use the ninja for their own means?

6.) You might want to clear up your view of what this world is. Real history with the noted exception of ninja existing and having magical powers? A quais-history setting where magic is slightly more commonplace? Etc, ad nauseum.

Good luck.

TheCritch
08/01/2007 7:30 AM

Alright... Thanks for the commentary but as you can see this thread idea is as good as dead anyway... I'll work on these things and as for the plot... well that's more of a personal preference kind of thing. As for the blood thing well this particular RP is in a kind of world where things of this nature can be explained with magic... I'll try to be clearer in the future.

Max
08/02/2007 7:11 AM

Just to make another note that should be fixed, no matter what kind of magic -

At 6'1" (which as Damien said is tall for the Japanese, the equivalent of an American man who is 7') and 145 lbs, this guy is not going to be 'rugged looking'. He's going to be anorexic.

I am 6'1", and I weigh 165 lbs, and I am one skinny mother fucker. In order to get the appearance I would like - which is well defined musculature, toned but not massive - I should weigh around 175 to 180.

Just letting you know.

Shigetomo
08/02/2007 8:21 AM

Well if this is still open then I would like to join

p.s. sorry I haven't been on for such a long time, you'd be amazed how few of my irish relatives have internet(Though that is to be expected since they are all farmers)

[Edited by Shigetomo on Thursday, August 2, 2007 8:26 AM]

TheCritch
08/02/2007 3:27 PM


Just to make another note that should be fixed, no matter what kind of magic -

At 6'1" (which as Damien said is tall for the Japanese, the equivalent of an American man who is 7') and 145 lbs, this guy is not going to be 'rugged looking'. He's going to be anorexic.

I am 6'1", and I weigh 165 lbs, and I am one skinny mother fucker. In order to get the appearance I would like - which is well defined musculature, toned but not massive - I should weigh around 175 to 180.

Just letting you know.

Thanks! I always get those height and weight ratios wrong!

Ne_Drac
08/02/2007 11:59 PM

I think this could be a good idea and a certainly an interesting thread it just needs a little fine tuning. If you want some help then just let me know and together maybe we can work this into something better.

TheCritch
08/03/2007 5:19 AM

Thanks Ne Drac... would everyone do the good grace of posting some character sheets? Please?

Iorlas
08/03/2007 7:53 AM


[Posted By TheCritch on 08.03.2007 5:19 AM]

Thanks Ne Drac... would everyone do the good grace of posting some character sheets? Please?


Critch i think if you steered away from Naruto this rp would take right off. I mean not to say people dont like Naruto, but what if it was based more off of real historical ninjas, and martial arts than an anime/manga?

TheCritch
08/03/2007 8:18 AM

I had actually considered that... I hadn't really intended on using Naruto as a base for my idea though.... It had more or less inspired me.. However the idea of using more historic ninjas and martial arts and so on means that there isn't any room for "magic". So I've been thinking along the lines of basing the idea on Japanese mythology instead. Following the idea of using folklore as a guideline instead of actual known history. Perhaps this would be more appropriate...

I'll post a new story idea later... I have other things to attend to at the moment. Thank you for your input Iorlas.

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