Using the distraction Nanashi gave he made the hand signs for his families and a fire style technique. "Chaos Firefly Jutsu!"he took a deep breath and began blowing out these fireflies which flew to their target completely encasing him and exploding causing the sweeper to fall setting of the traps doing even more damage. "Hmmm it will be a disgrace to fail so miserably at your job ill use a advanced attack to ease you failure." Sai mocked a golden smoke coming off of him like cinders of a fire. The battered sweeper arose from the ground panting. "we will see try me you lowly-" he was cut off by the sound of chakra manifesting itself into the palm of sai's hand before completely covering it. "Chaos Strike!" within a moments pass he was right next to the sweeper his hand buried into his chest.
Taking his hand from the sweepers chest the energy dissipated before he looked back to nanashi. "Thanks now lets move on.." he said before running off towards the office again. "hurry up!" he called back without stopping dodging carts and trash cans as he advanced. He looked ahead noticing a sweeper with horrible disguise tactics he stopped suddenly once again holding his arm out. "the hokages office is just ahead there is no way such a pansy sweeper would be guarding it which means he wants us to see him."he said calmly looking back because he heard the sound of footsteps. "hahaha you shouldn't stop or you will lose." a cloud shinobi said running past them. As he approached the sweeper Sai looked back to nanashi, "come on follow my lead." he said urgent rushing right behind the cloud shinobi who was instantly knocked unconcious by the sweeper. "perfect distraction," Sai said sarcastically shaking his head meeting eyes with the sweeper. "hmph i hope you don't suck as bad as that last guy." he said arrogantly a smirk on his face. "You'll be in trouble if you are.."he drew a kunai and stared at the sweeper for a few second before the sweeper made the first move in a blink of an eye he had landed a blow knocking sai to the ground. "something tells me this is gonna suck.."
The jutsu and movement were as one, taking the simple genin off balance and forcing him into an unprecedented predicament. Claw-grasp fingers viced into his neck, even Kane couldn't keep from the primal urge to flail to get away. At least for a second. The pain pierces his mind for a simple moment, and in that moment he was in real trouble. The moment he regains self control, the female Kage Bunshin activates the Mangekyou Sharingan, the most feared Dojutsu in the world for its debilitating effects. Creating his ever-used Dragon Seal while grabbing the clone's arm, he readies at least a small counter while she concentrates: He's flung out of the Tsukuyomi as fast as he was forced in, a fact unbeknown to him as he falls flat on the ground as the clone is somehow forced back. Sweating bullets and eyes wide, he stays on the ground for a while.
He felt the first death-strike with a dull, serrated blade. His counter would have come too late: the damage would have been done, and only a Kage Bunshin would have been vaporized, not the real one. Attaching his seal with an opponent is hasty and requires most of his Chakra, but the concurrent 10,000 voltage, extremely high amperage jolt of electricity would fry almost anything. But in this case, only after his mind was decimated by the fearsome genjutsu Tsukuyomi... A highly uneven trade.
Coming back to reality, he sits up slowly to see Hara-Haru standing, eyes glowing Golden. Of course, now I remember his kekkei genkai. He stands up and wipes the sweat away, though he doesn't even try to hide his tremors. It'll pose no problems for me, but I think he would make a good commander, he has skills and doesn't seem too shaken up from Tsukuyomi... Lifting his head towards the office, he gasps for a last ounce of rejuvenating air. "Shall we proceed?" he asks as calmly and jubilantly as possible. "It'll be too long before my nerves calm from the fright, but I can still fight effectively. I've made my decision, I'll remove anyone who gets in our way. Agreed?"
Tujex turned, his eyes still glowing brightly as his God's Eye had yet to calm itself down. He hadn't even activated it to be truthful. His training made it so his body would bring them forth automatically had anyone ever tried to activate an eye jutsu within his range of vision. The moment that girl removed her headband and activated her Sharingan, his pure instinct kicked his Kekkai Genkai into gear and made that eye useless. And since she had been in the process of trying to lock him in Tsukiyomu, it disabled it for a small moment, which would explain why she clasped her eye the way she did.
"Glad to see your okay, I didn't think we'd get away from her," Tujex said, chuckling slightly, though his words carried a strong sense of truth. Yes, he had been through many training sessions and missions...but that was his first ever encounter with a user of the Mangekyou Sharingan. He blinked a few times, rubbing his eyes with his forearm as if they were itching. When he opened them back, the golden glow had faded and he was once again back to normal. "Man...," he muttered, looking back towards Kane.
"I'm impressed. You're able to continue onward even after taking that horrifying Genjutsu. Glad you're on my side," Tujex said, moving towards the boy. He was resilient, and seemed able to push on despite what techniques were thrown at him. Though his nerves were shaken up more than one could say, he was still able to properly continue onward...whether it was on sheer will to complete the task or pure strength of the mind and body. Whatever it was, they had to keep moving.
"Alright Kane. Just stay close. Neither of us can afford to get caught off guard like that again...," he said with a slight grin, turning towards the target location and dashing off once more. Hopefully Kane's speed hadn't been effected by the Genjutsu, and he'd be able to move at his normal pace....or TUjex would have to think of some way to make up for his partners handicap.
Lord Uzumaki turned to see Mumei land on her knees, clasping her eye with both hands. "Damn that kid!" she yelled, blood beginning to seep down the covered side of her face. "You didn't try to Tsukiyomi him did you? I wouldn't expect you to make such a fatal mistake Mumei," Lord Uzumaki said with a grin, turning as he heard the sounds of approaching shinobi.
"Luckily for me, I only recieved one blow halving me across my chest in the jutsu, or most assurredly I'd be unconcious right now," he states, almost a mumbe to himself. Looking at himself and his unquenchable tremors, he almost begins to hate himself. "All my training for nothing when compared to that. I have to be careful then," he says, thinking on the fact that they are, in fact, in Konoha, home to the Uchiha. Byakuugan would also be a severe annoyance, but only if the one using it is able to activate all of its innate abilities and strengths. Eyes of God, on the other hand, is useless against Kane Tensho, who's special technique is to create maleable water. "Speaking of which," the Genin says, creating the Rat, Boar, Tiger, Dragon, Rabbit, Rat, Dragon seals. "Hidden Mist Trap Jutsu," he issues. The signs before the last two were useless, a quest to keep any onlookers from realizing the truth about his jutsu.
He covers almost the entirety of Konoha in a dense fog. Utilizing his power, the last two signs create a current flowing through the dense fog, and as the fog condenses on shinobi within a 10 meter radius of his seal, they are delt a numbing shock to the nervous system, rendering them unable to move. But before the jutsu is fully realized he plants two iron rods on Hara-Haru, which will draw the electricity and disperse it back into the fog.
"Don't worry, Hara-Haru Tujex. I'll make sure you don't fall to my Jutsu. Besides, you should be able to see clearly. Anyone within 10 meters will fall. But as I said, I'll look out for you." Continuing on the mad dash to the Hokage's office, he reinstates his Dragon seal and all around him shinobi begin to drop. "I'll be your support, focus on getting to our objective, if it pleases you," Kane says almost sarcastically.
"I have to concentrate. Just get us there."
Tujex grinned, he had indeen picked the right choice when it came to finding a partner in this twisted circus that was now Konoha. There were few shinobi in the area capable of a jutsu of such capacity, and then to perform one right after being stricken with a Tsukiyomu, no matter how minor, showed the boy's true skill. Tujex knew that if he got stuck fighting this kid sometime in the future, it'd be one tough fight. One of his greatest allies could easily become one of his greatest rivals later on, so Tujex had to watch this boy cloesly...to become familiar with him as an ally and enemy....because if anyone he had seen would make it....it was Kane.
But the two pressed on, moving throughout the village rooftops with blazing speed as shinobi after shinobi fell prey to the numbing paralysis placed on them by Kane's technique. "This kid gets more and more amazing with every passing second. Thanks the heavens he's with me," Tujex thinks to himself, looking over his shoulder and seeing the boy focusing. "Keep it up partner....just a couple more yards," he said, as the two came within a hundred yards of the target location.
Tujex's heart just about began to beat out of his chest from slight fatigue and excitement. Drops of sweat began to form on his brow as he began pushing himself a little faster. All about them, shinobi's looked with wide eyes, Kane's jutsu disarming any steel based traps that had been set with its steady current of electricity. And alas, they made it...Tujex landing on one knee a few feet ahead of who he supposed was the villlages Hokage. He exhaled heavily, looking up to see a few others on the rooftop around him.
Mumei stood clenching her eye, the Hokage was smiling at the two new arrivals, and two other shinobi from the Sound and Sand stared over at them.
"Welcome, welcome Kane and Tujex. It's been a blast watching you fight up until this point....watching you two work as one of the best teams I've seen in years. But the next test will begin immediately. With no rest break you will be engaged in one-on-one combat. But not against one another....No...to simple. You two have had time to study one another...so I fight between you is no fun. You'll fight to opponents who'm you've never seen nor heard of, them....the 1st to arrive," Lord Uzumaki said, pointing over to the two boys who had arrived minutes before.
"Kane vs. Kuirimo and Tujex vs. Amaero," a strange, black clad ANBU agent said. He suddenly materialized out of nowhere, hiding behind his animal-like mask and dark clothing as he addressed the boy's. "You will teleported to your respective battlefields and only the winnew of each fight will be brought back here. The objective is to kill your opponent...but forcing them into submission, knocking them unconscious, or simply making them give up....are all options, Anu jutsu, tools, traps, strategies, and the like can be used...no holds barred."
With that, the boy's were coupled with their opponent, not even realizing they had all been tagged on the back with strange paper seals that read the location of their matches. "Kane vs. Kuirimo....Crag Valley," the man said, as the paper seal began to glow and they were taken to that location. "Tujex and Amaero....Forest Garden," he continued, as they two were also taken away.
THE SECOND ROUND BEGINS
Kuirimo's vision went blurry, and when his eyes opened again he was standing atop a large boulder. They were in the center of a ring of mountains, surrounded on all sides by towering peaks that reached up into the very sky themselves. Around him were mounds and mounds of rocks, that reached all the way to the base of the mountains and created a twisted labyrinth of trails between them for the men to fight in. There were hardly any straight paths for them to take, zig-zagged and twisted to keep each shinobi on their toes as anything could be waiting anywhere. Kuirimo grinned, crouching down on his rock and looking at Kane who sat on a boulder about 50-yards across from him.
"It's only fair to introduce yourself to your opponent before combat," the kid said, his voice low and dull. His expression, despite his wicked smile and jagged teeth, seemed rather lifeless. Pale skin, lazy eyes with deep bags underneath them, his hair was a mess atop his head, and his voice carried no hint of emotion along with it. His clothers were long and flowing like that of mage or priest, black with strange symbols running along them. The sleeves came down past his hands, and the bottom covered all of his legs and feet, leaving nothing but his head visible to his opponent.
"Kuirimo of the Hidden Sound Village," he said with a slight bow, looking back up at the boy with his dull gaze and smile.
Amaero landed standing upright, his long scarf blowing wildly behind him as his sharp eyes quickly began taking everything around him. He was a pillar of strength, muscles buldging from his arms, which were completely revealed by his sleeveless shirt which seemed to be nothing more than the remnants of an old robe used by merchants travelling the desert. His pants were loose fitting and brown, stopping slightly above his ankles and revealing white bandages which went down into his boots and came all the way to his toes. He said nothing to Tujex, simply shifting into a fighting stance and looking at the boy with eyes that could strike fear in a tiger. His scarf still covered the lower half of his face, and his wild blue hair covered the top half predominantly.
Tujex didn't know what to think of his battlefield. He got a nice breeze through here, but without a respectable source of mass water, he was a bit uneasy. With this shinobi being of the sand, having any water around to dampen his dirt would make things easier...but then again just because he was of that village didn't mean that he;d be of that element. Tujex sighed, watching as the boy shifted into his fighting stance and prepared to make his move. "It's just one thing after another," he muttered, bracing himself for whatever the boy may through at him.
This is one of Kane's finer techniques. Elegant, near-undetectible, powerful, truly a hidden jutsu among the finest of his village. But still childsplay to his clan elders, who've had more experience than Kane, and have deeper stores of Chakra than him. The words of encouragement from Tujex ahead of him deeply satisfies his mind, the strain of the Jutsu becoming extremely exhaustive, his reserves beginning to whither away. The moment he touches the tile of the Hokage's Mansion, he tumbles over and falls flat on his face, eyes glazed from the stress to his mind. Looking at the kunoichi that had utilized Tsukuyomi not fifteen minutes back, he puts all the blame on her. Exhaustion from Tsukuyomi retarded his chakra reserves, and it was only for one minute of the alleged three days. He shivers from the memory when he glances at her, barely pulling himself from the ground. "Hokage-sama, as you wish."
At his battlefield he allows himself to collapse again, finally not afraid for his life. He can tell he's VERY far away from the ANBU female, and this guy is of the Sound Village. No Sharingan there. He laughs slightly at the over-the-top appearance of his alleged opponent. "K... Kuirimo, of the... Sand," he sighs gasping for a few ounces of rejuvinating air. "Hello, I'm Thirsty. No, rather," he laughs, "I'm Kane Tensho, of the Tensho Clan of the Village Hidden in the Clouds. But I'm thirsty, aren't you?" Taking a gulp of what Kuirimo would believe to be simple air, Kane gives the satisfied sound of one who just drank their fill. Taking a snack from his damp pack he throws one over to his opponent.
"I'm tired a bit. I'm down for a chit-chat over a snack and a drink, if you want," Kane chuckles weakly. Whether or not the kid believes his sincerity, Kane takes a bite of his snack and begins to feel a bit better.
Ready for a charge, he's prepared to fire a guyzer of a super-powerful water-jet from the ground below, still yet to hide his jutsu, from all sides, as a powerful attack or a defense.
I can't actively fight like this, about all I can do is drown him. I'm not willing to randomly kill a poor kid, let's hope that he has skill worth killing over... Kane thinks to himself sadly.
Kuirimo stood, confused at his opponents reaction to all this. Sitting down and eating? Didn't he realize he had a shinobi who was prepared to end his life, if it was taken to that level, in an instant to proceed in this tournament. Didn't he realize that they were supposed to be doing battle right now, trying to force the other to forfeit or kill them? But he was...eating. Kuirimo really become confused as the boy tossed him one of his snacks, which a thorough scan showed carried no signs of poisons, toxins, or weapons within it.
"What're you tryna do?" he asked, his dull eyes staring the fatigued boy down. He smashed the boy's treat in his hand, flinging it onto the ground before him . "You think I'd fall for a trap that simple? You insult me so?" he muttered, stomping his foot upon the boulder which he stood on. He growled...."Do you know what I am capable of?" he asked, his voice not showing the seriousness of his question. He tone was dull and monotone, no emotion or excitement whatsoever carried in his words. He stomped once more, though this time, the sound caused by his foot colliding with the rock sounded off like an explosion and completely destroyed the boulder he was standing on. He flipped off, landing on another boulder a short distance from where he originally stood.
"But now that you've seen my jutsu.....I have to kill you," he muttered, flipping his sleeve back to reveal strange metallic attachments which resembled claws attached to the ends of his fingers. "Stand....there's no fun in killing an opponent in less they fight back...," Kuirimo stated, getting annoyed by the boy's nonchalant attitude towards the situation.
"No time for slacking off, I have a contest to win...," Amaero stated, twisting his fingers in his awkward stance. The dirt about him began to break away and form into a light brown sand as it rise about him and began to spiral around his forearms. It wrapped itself about and solidified around his fists and forearms, making a hard smashing sound as he slammed them together. "Let's get this show on the road!" he screamed, slamming one of his armored fists into the ground.
Tujex didn't know what to expect, he watched this boy summon a mass amount of chakra and send it into the dirt beneath him as he created some sort of sand gauntlets that seemed harder than steel from the look of it all. Tujex planted his feet, a bad idea as if left him wide open to the boy's attack. He slammed his fist into the ground, creating a pillar of earth that show upward directly underneath Tujex and sent him spiraling into the air. Tujex flew upward, opening his eyes to see Amaero hovering over him with his arm pulled back to strike the the boy.
"RAAAHH!" Amaero let out a cry as he swing with all his might, ,his fist smashing into Tujex who then shattered into a thousands splinters of wood. "A substitution!?' Amaero said surprised, looking up only to catch as swift spin kick to the jaw and be sent crashing back down to the earth. Tujex landed with heavy breaths, still tired from the trip to the Hokage's Tower. He still suffered a bit from that terrible Genjutsu so his reactions were a bit off, and he had just barely managed to evade that devastatingly powerful attack.
"It shattered that entire stump...," he muttered to himself, wiping sweat from his brow. "If he hits me with that I'm done for...,"
Landing on the pole nearby him were two Genin from the Village Hidden in the Sand and Sound. They seemed to have formed a team and made it to the target location without as much as a scratch on them. "Ruga, Amearo....Hidden Village of the Sand," he said, adjusting the scarf about his neck so it covered the lower half of his face. "And Kuirimo of the Sound," the second boy said, grinning awkwardly as his lazy eyes stared up into the wild, blue eyes of the Hokage.
"Suit yourself," Kane replies, taking another bite of his food ration. No need for his preperation after all. He dissipates the water beneath him, a veritable moat he had created underground. Though emotionless and... Well, dull, Kane's opponent almost made Kane laugh at the spectacle of raw power. "If I'm correct, Chakra tied to pure strength. Artificially increasing your strength is boring," he states, taking a final gulp. His food is not unlike warrior pills, however, it is to a much, much lesser extent. Only enough to keep him awake and aware, similar to a long-lasting, low-burning sugar rush. The snacks offered to Tujex before, however, were regular rations.
Suddenly his mind turned to Hara-Haru, who was fighting another member of the tournament. He should be fine, he didn't use as much Chakra as Kane, and Tsukuyomi didn't seem to affect his one-time ally nearly as much as it did himself. And as far as Kane remembers, or maybe simply guesses, the Eye of God uses no Chakra. In other words, the shinobi fighting him has little chance of winning. Much like Kane's opponent.
"Okay, I'll bite. If I stay down, what happens then? Will you keep talking so I can rest some more?" Kane riddicules. "I mean, just a few more minutes, and I'll beat you fair and square. You don't really want me to cheat, do you?" He sighs and smiles brightly, completely confident in his ability. So far, he's noticed a refusal to show emotion, though annoyance, hatred, impatience, and self-importance are rampant in his body, from his clothing to his very fighting stance and technique. These things are easy to take advantage of, especially if Kane actually tries. "Right now I need to rest. I let myself get over-anxious and annoyed back at the previous test, so I used too much Chakra. Wanna give me a break, and I'll make you forfiet later?" Opening his mouth wide and taking another gulp of what seems like only air, he gives a nother satisfied, "Ahh," and crosses his legs.
He holds one finger up towards his face, pointing towards Kuirimo. "Did you know that most all metals, iron especially, are very conductive? Electricity flows through iron and other such metals in an instant, making it ideal for technilogically superior devices, such as copper wire in headsets. Water is another powerful conductor." Only to the well-trained eye, Kane's body seems to slightly lose its structural stability, almost wave-like. "It takes chakra for a human to generate electricity, and right now I'm almost out." Again, only an experienced eye can see a slight increase in the lighting around Kane. Slowly standing up, he gasps for air in heavy breaths, thuroughly exhausted now, even more-so than before it seems.
"Let's take a breather, please?" he says, looking almost desperately into the eyes of his enemy. "I really don't wanna kill you."