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PostSubject: Under the Moon [Training]    13th September 2018, 3:50 pm

Slowly, the grey blankets covering the sky shifted and rolled over the horizon. A normal person would expect it to rain but Diana knew better. It hardly rained here which made her question how anyone was able to live in such harsh conditions but she had to remind herself that everyone who resided here was of a different breed. They were faster, stronger and smarter than the average shinobi, in fact, they themselves believed that they ascended beyond that of ordinary shinobi, they were Knights. She had known these streets like the back of the hand as if she was born and raised here and though the Ash that began falling from the sky obscured her vision she was still able to navigate her way through. Where was she going? Who knew? Most of the landmarks were reduced to rumble and all that littered the streets were bodies and the vultures that were looking for their next meal. It pained her heart to see the village in such ruin, it was a strange sensation as she hardly knew the place yet she felt at home here in the climate, amongst the people but yet the place felt foreign to her, like a place that only existed in her dreams. As she trudged through the streets those who were actually still alive would spare a glancing look before nodding as if they were acknowledging her presence as an ally and not an enemy which was strange as she, of course, knew she wasn’t of this side of the world but they accepted her as their own. Maybe it was due to that fact that she was wearing this strange headband or was it because she wore this badge that held her name or at least she thought it was as it didn’t say Diana Erlang, it said Diana Is- something. She couldn’t make it what exactly it said for some strange reason maybe it was due to the terrible weather or maybe it was because she was tired?

“Yo, we’ve been waiting on you. Thought I told you to stop wandering around?” A familiar voice called out to her the distance. Sitting on a fallen pillar, there was Zhao her guardian who seemed to be waiting on her. The truth was she didn’t recall agreeing to a meeting with him but she wasn’t surprised as this entire situation seemed off. “I’m sorry to keep you waiting  Zhao-dono, but where are we going?” She asked as she made her way closer towards him. “We have a family meeting silly. A rather urgent one so we better hurry before we get scolded.” He said with an unusual smile on his face. It wasn’t the smile he normally had when they were together, the deranged lunatic smile where he went on his usual ramblings. It was a smile of a man who was content with his surroundings. She wasn’t sure what exactly he meant about a family meeting as they weren’t in  Mahougakure so there was no way this was a meeting with the Erlang Clan members and elders so who exactly were they going to meet? “Right. Let us go then.” She said softly before following him to where ever it was they had this family meeting. They had been walking for about three minutes engaging in idle chatter here and there until it Zhao had made it clear that they were here. The building they stood before seemed out of place as it seemed completely untouched compared to the ruins it was surrounded by which was completely odd. Zhao would knock on the door and after a thirty-second wait the door would open and he would nudge her forward.

Inside the building was just as immaculate as the outside which made ever even more confused. What was going on with this building? She thought as she followed her guardian through the halls of the building and when they arrived at the end of the hall they were greeted by a large number of people sitting at a table. It was evident that she was the youngest person in the room and it was a bit unnerving as everyone was looking directly at them. Some looked annoyed, while others seemed indifferent and there were a few with a smile on their faces. Diana’s pink hues would scan the room and though each person did seem to have an unnatural disposition about them, this was something she also noticed about Zhao but there were three particular individuals she felt a completely different vibe from. The first was a pink haired individual that seemed pretty much uninterested as he petted a white snake that was wrapped around his arm. At first she thought that they might have been directly related due to the similar color hair but she quickly dismissed that claim as he seemed to be a right prick guessing from his demeanor. The second was a handsome man with long flowing onyx hair and beautiful grey eyes, he was the one of the few with an actual smile on his face, it was a warm inviting smile and it made her feel as if she was welcomed. It was a feeling she could only attach to a parent that loved their child but she knew that this man could never be her father, maybe she was a direct descendant? She found herself staring at the man and the sound of someone clearing their throat would bring her back to reality. The person who had done that was the man in the middle of the pink haired and the onyx-haired man. This man was something else. This was the first time in her life she felt pure fear from an individual, this man made her completely uneasy as it felt that he could kill her at any time and probably without her even knowing.  “Now that we’re all here, it’s time for us to discuss on how we’ll be moving forward as a village and as a family.” The man said before lighting a cigar. Diana would quickly move to her chair adjacent to Zhao. A small discussion would begin and just as the onyx-haired man was about to speak a strange ringing would erupt between her ears causing a headache.

Her eyes slowly crept open revealing familiar surroundings and her ears would pick up the sound of the alarm clock going off. “Ugh, why do I need to get up this early…” Diana muttered to herself before rolling over to shut it off. She’s been having the same dream for quite some time now and it always followed a familiar pattern and always left her with questions like where was this place? Who were those people? Why did she feel at ease there? “Right, I need to go get ready.” She muttered to herself as if she spent all day dwelling on that dream she’d be in bed all day. Having gotten ready, she would make her way to the dojo that they had in-house and waiting for her there was, of course, her Guardian Zhao. “Look who’s finally decided to show up? I hope you’re ready.” He said after finishing his cup of tea. The truth was that she was actually pretty early it was just that he spent the majority of his time in the dojo for whatever reason. “Now grab your sword and let’s go. Today I’ll be teaching you a secret technique that’ll allow your sword attacks to be unseen by anyone who you’re faster than. Pretty useful for people who like to dodge. It’s call lack of intent, so watch carefully!” Zhao would grab his samurai weapon before delivering a series of seamless strikes to the training dummy at a speed he knew she could comprehend before looking towards her. Nodding, she would grab her ordinary katana and would mimic his movements flawlessly hitting the dummy in the exact same spots he did. “Magnificent, you really are your mother’s daughter.” Zhao said with a bright smile while patting her on the head. “Um, Zhao-dono. Is this a Denkou style? Or something that you created?” Diana asked curiously. Zhao would chuckle when he heard her question and sheathed his sword. “You see my beautiful moon, this isn’t something I’ve created nor is this something that anyone in the Erlang knows of. This is from the other side of your heritage.” Diana would roll her eyes after hearing his response knowing he would now end up going on a tangent about some secret bloodline.

“You see lil moon, we’re special you and I, you more so as you are a direct descendant of one of the greatest swordsmen in the world. I was just taught these techniques in order to ensure you learn them. Everything will come to light sooner or later little moon.” He said with a strange smile on his face. Diana had no idea what he was going on about as she was told by the elders of her clan that her mother and father were ordinary Denkou that were pretty good shinobi but they weren’t that special or outstanding. So she wasn’t sure who to believe as they didn’t have any reason to lie to her but neither did Zhao. That and she kept having those strange dreams about a faraway place and being amongst people she had never seen before but felt a connection to. She wouldn’t mention that to him, however, not yet anyways. “Right, so what else do you have for me to learn?” Diana stated completely dismissing the man and his delusions. “Hmph, fine let’s have a little sword fight. If you impress me enough we can go for ice-cream.” Diana’s eyes would illuminate having heard his offer. There had been a flavor she had been dying to try but wanted to spend her money on equipment for a mission. “Hehe, fine let’s do this!” She was all fired up and wasn’t ready to lose.


Taking her stance, she would take a deep breath steeling herself for the fight to come. Though he was a bit on the strange side she knew that he was a force to be reckoned with and one misstep would mean no ice-cream! Kicking off the ground she would launch herself towards the man at crashing ground speeds aiming a horizontal slash at his mid-section. Unfortunately for her it would seem as if he was anticipating such a move as he simply aimed his sword downwards to block her strike. “Tsk tsk. I can see your through your techniques Dai-chan, surely you can fix that?” He said in a slightly disappointing tone and a front on his face before pushing her off. Stumbling backward she was unsure what exactly he had meant by that but before she could ask she would be forced to defend herself as he was charging head-on releasing a flurry of attacks. Thanks to the fact that she was part cypher, she was able to react quick enough and easily parried his attacks. She wasn’t finished there, however, as she would follow up with a few strikes of her own, this time at a faster speed than before as she tried to overwhelm him with speed. “Better but I can still see your strikes kiddo.” He said sounding a bit more impressed than her previous attempt. Being the skilled shinobi he was, he was easily able to parry her strikes forcing her back yet again. Clicking her tongue she was all about ready to give up this meaningless exchange until it finally dawned upon her. There was a reason why he kept on mentioning that he could see through her techniques and with that she found a way to win. “Shouldn’t be daydreaming in mid-battle Dai!” Zhao called out to her instantly snapping her back to reality. Just in time too as she would raise her sword to parry his strike to the left. Having gained an opening, Diana would charge towards the man at her fastest speeds possible, without killing herself of course, and aimed to carve open his chest with her blade. The difference was that now, she used the lack of intent technique to make her kenjutsu harder to read. “Whoa there!” Zhao exclaimed before blocking the sword at speeds she had never seen him use before. “Whew, that was close! You almost killed me there!” He said as he ran his hands on his chest to see if it was still intact. Once he was certain he didn’t get killed, he would sheathe his weapon before making his way towards Diana and patting her head. “You did good Dia-chan. Ice-cream is on me.” He said with a smile. With training complete, she would sheathe her sword as well before placing it on the rack where they kept all the training equipment. It had been some time since she felt this good about training and she was pretty much pleased about the results. Maybe she was cut out for this ninja stuff after all? “Hey! Wait up! Don’t leave without me damn it!” She beckoned as she noticed that her guardian had already left the house without her.

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PostSubject: Re: Under the Moon [Training]    19th September 2018, 1:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Under the Moon [Training]    12th October 2018, 5:01 pm

Diana’s life had taken a rather interesting turn of late. First, she had managed to somehow graduate from the academy with her exerting as minimal effort as possible, which also came to surprise to most of her peers and her instructors but not to her guardian as he always held this high regard for her for whatever reason. Secondly, she had managed to get drafted in a team of rather interesting individuals, the first was a ronin soulless that seemed a bit too sexual frustrated for her age and another Erlang who had all the characteristics of a true leader and someone who she knew she could depend on, in fact even though she had only met them twice she knew that both of them would be quite reliable. Now that she was apart of a team she had to start training and bettering herself as they would be relying on her to pull her weight as if one of them were far off from the pack not only they would become a burden but it might end up getting them killed. Having come to that realization, she was now training vigorously with Zhao, much to his amusement, as she wanted to hone her craft and master the way of the sword.


“Today my beautiful moon, we’re not going to spar, we’re going to become familiar with your weapon. Though you only have one weapon currently in the future when we’ve started more fighting styles you’ll be using different weapons, but for now, let’s practice with this.” Zhao ended before tossing a katana he had been holding for quite some time now. “Whoa, heavy.” Diana muttered as the weight of the katana almost forced her to the floor when she caught it. This was the first time she held a katana that wasn’t made of wood or those flimsy ones that Zhao had laying around. “It may seem heavy now but once you’ve become one with your blade it will become as light as a feather. Now I want you to do a hundred swings vertically. Whenever you’re ready.” He ended before making his way to the corner of the room to have a seat. Taking a deep breath, Diana would wrap her fingers of her right hand around the hilt of the blade, while wrapping the fingers of her left hand slightly above the left gripping the hilt as firmly as possible. Once the blade was gripped she would raise the sword above her head and swung it downwards as hard as possible. “Very good, 99 more reps to go.” Zhao started from the corner of the room. This seemed easy enough, Diana thought to herself as she began the second and third reps consecutively. But it was on her thirtieth rep she started feeling pains in places where she had never felt before and this forced her swings to slow down considerably. “Haha, not so easy now is it!” He said with a smirk on his face as he watched her starting to struggle. She wasn’t about to give him the satisfaction of seeing her crumble, however, so she would grit her teeth and began to pick up the pace. Her breathing would become labored every other swing but her sense of pride prevented her from faltering and within just a few minutes she would get to a hundred reps with her sword. “Congrats, you even managed to beat my best time. Then again you are your mother’s daughter.” Zhao said with a smile before stopping the timer he had held in secret. “Alright, so this is the plan. As you know I taught you a number of fighting styles and we still have a couple to learn, with each new fighting style you’ll be required to master a new weapon. It might seem like a hassle but each weapon is essential to the fighting style, of course, make you quite the opponent. With that said you currently have three fighting styles that require two Tantos, a Kodachi, a Ninjato, and two Wakizashis. I would give you the money to purchase them but you should learn the value of hard work and not accept handouts. So you’ll have to go and get that money yourself, should be easy enough considering that missions pay well these days.” Zhao said with his usual smile as he explained his motives. “Now, of course, I have all these weapons here so what I want you to do is to get acquainted with the weapons so when times come for you to learn that little technique we made together you’ll be ready.” He ended before walking over to Diana and patting her on the head. Though she was grateful for Zhao teaching her everything he knew she felt that she only knew a ton of supplementary techniques and just three if so much, truly offensive techniques. It just felt as if she was stacking up on a bunch of, well, useless techniques. She wouldn’t say this to him however as she knew she would receive a lecture on the importance of every technique and not just offensive ones but what was a swordswoman with no actual techniques? Either way, she would have to figure out what she would need to learn on her own before he turns her in a fighting style hoarder.”Thank you for the lessons Zhao-dono, I’ll try my best to make you proud.” Diana reply before bowing slightly. She did want to make the man proud as he was the closest thing she had to family and the only one within the Erlang who she truly felt connected to. With that said, Zhao would leave her in the training room and thus she began examining every crevice and corner of each blade to ensure she was familiar with since each was not only different appearance wise but weight and height as well.”Well, the best way to get used to these weapons would be to practice so I’ll try to do a hundred reps with each. As painful as that sounds.” Letting out a sigh she would choose a weapon at random and began practicing her reps.

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PostSubject: Re: Under the Moon [Training]    13th October 2018, 11:40 am

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PostSubject: Re: Under the Moon [Training]    3rd November 2018, 9:21 pm

It had been another eventful couple of days for Diana and her teammates. The last mission made it glaringly obvious that they had a rift in personality and it was affecting how they operated as a team but one thing she wasn’t going to do, was to strike someone when they were down or have given up and if her ideas and principles were to cause a rift between herself and her teammates then so be it, she would always get assigned to another team or even just go about this whole ninja experience alone, after all they held no special bonds or meant anything to her, they were just strangers nothing more, nothing less. Besides the fact that it was obvious they were obviously the world’s a part personality wise it also brought up the fact that she was still not at a level she was satisfied with, which was all down to the fact that Zhao had taught her nothing but supplementary techniques. It wasn’t that she was being ungrateful but it was more than she hated the feeling of inadequacy and also the feeling that she was holding the team down, as such she needed to train so she could at least hold her own once the situation arises. “I’ll make that my point of duty… Tomorrow. Imma head to bed, all that monkeying around made me exhausted.” She muttered to herself as entered her home before removing her shoes and making her way to the living room where her guardian was sitting to tell him of the day she had.

Today was probably the earliest she had ever been up but she knew it would be for a good cause as today was the day she began training a number of offensive techniques. She stood on a hill overlooking a forest with both her tantos in hand as she took a deep breath. Today’s exercise was simple. There were three clones of Zhao hiding in the forest and it was her job to take them out. Of course, their strength was scaled back massively to ensure that she stood a chance but even then she wasn’t sure if what she knew was enough to take them all on. But it was too late to back out now and she was determined to make the best of what she had beside it was better to have Zhao curb stomp her ass than be in an actual situation where she could potentially die. With that said, she would leap off the cliff she stood on and into the forest where she would start her game of extreme hide and seek.

Diana would try her best to move throughout the forest as silently as possible but due to her lack of stealth techniques, she was doing a terrible job at it. Every twig she stepped on would snap and that snap would echo throughout the oddly silent forest which of course would give away her position. Clicking her tongue she would try her best to avoid any more twigs and the like but that would be the least of her worries as thanks to her reaction tiers she was able to pick up a clone hiding in the area and would be able to successfully dodge the attack that was a bit too close to her neck for the liking. “Hey, what gives? You almost took my head off!” She growled before drawing both her tantos. “You think just because I’m holding back to match your strength I won’t actually aim to at least maim you? Can’t have the best of both worlds, kid.” Zhao’s clone said with a smile while twirling around what appears to be a plain old katana. Scoffing, she would take the crescent moon stance before trading blows with the clone. The clashing of the swords would echo throughout the forest which would no doubt alert the other clones and she couldn’t have that since it would leave her in a disadvantage should they all descend on her at once. The Zhao clone would begin attacking her with a numerous of slashes simultaneously which she would be able to easily dodge thanks to her superior reaction abilities and would parry the final slash before decapitating the clone, causing it to disappear. “That was revenge you prick.” She muttered to herself before making her way further down the forest. It wouldn’t take her long to come into contact with the other clone, the only problem was that instead of one it was two of them.  “Just my luck huh?” She sighed before drawing both her tantos as she prepared for her the onslaught to come. And onslaught it was as she was on the defense for the majority of the fight forcing her to dodge and parrying all attacks. “What’s the matter kiddo? Can’t keep up? It’s a shame. Guess this is the end of the road for you.” The clone on the left taunted her while the one on the right had a stupid grin on his face. This was a bit harder than she would’ve actually appreciated but this would be good to build character and battle awareness, granted she didn’t die that way. Standing on her two feet, she would take a deep breath as she gripped her two blades tightly with a smile. Bending her knees, she would use A rank worth of blood to move at Blinding light speeds towards the two clones before delivering a flurry of aimed at the vitals of both clones. The sudden burst of speed would, of course, have caught the clones off guard and she would subsequently dispatch them instantly. Falling on her knees she would take another deep breath to steel herself. The worst was yet to come as she had the original to deal with and she was positive that he wasn’t going to be a pushover like his clones were. She would take a moment to rest before heading up the mountain where her final challenge was waiting.  

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PostSubject: Re: Under the Moon [Training]    5th November 2018, 11:35 am

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