1.3 | Registration Booth F.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
GM
 GM, 476 posts
Fri 21 Nov 2014
at 13:14
1.3 | Registration Booth F
Registration Booth F stood against the wall outside the Hope Garden. The top of the stone Shukaku on the fountain just peeked over the wall. It was a simple construct, just a table with a shady awning, and a chair for the steward. A tall young man with a classical Govadistani face minded the stand and waited for the proper time to begin the registrations.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:28, Tue 06 Jan 2015.

Bashar al Bara
 Player, 169 posts
 Suna
Thu 29 Jan 2015
at 16:14
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
Bashar had his feet kicked up and his chair leaning back to a wall as he scribed with scroll and quill. The written languages seemed to be a tool as any other, as with the right word in the right ear, wars could be won or lost.

Today would be a most interesting day yet.
Akira
 Konohagakure, 248 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Thu 29 Jan 2015
at 22:21
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
"I wonder why we were split up, it must be part of the challenge!" Akira said quietly to himself, reiterating thoughts that he had earlier. Hearing it outloud gave him motivation, and often that was all he needed to succeed. Luckily, with his belly full of delicious local cuisine, he was ready to take on the whole village. Patting his round little belly with his tiny hands, he walks into the registration area and looks around. Scratching his head a little as he tries to figure out what to do next.

Seeing the table at which Bashar was seated, he realized he was supposed to talk to the young man. A chunin, no doubt!

"I am Mighty Akira of Konohagakure, and my skills are good!" he poses, flexing his muscles and pushing out his meager chest. Inflating himself for a good showing. Not wanting to be just the fool, however, he asks quietly, "Do you need anything else to sign me up?"
Bashar al Bara
 Player, 170 posts
 Suna
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 00:40
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
Bashar looked up from his scroll work and smiled, "Of course you are skilled, you would not have been allowed to get this far without being skilled."

He gestured at his paper, "Almost done, there is a time limit of course but I would rather the others be here as well so I don't have to repeat myself."

"Your kind succeed or fail as a team, thus, I want at least six of you here. Perhaps less if it gets too close."

Parisa
 Sunagakure, 313 posts
 Genin
 Suna
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 10:36
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
Parisa had taken to hiding relatively close by to the Registration Booth she had been assigned. It was important, she had been taught, to never be late for any meeting. To be the reason to make another wait was the worst slight one could inflict... something she herself hated to experience. That said, being hours early for a scheduled appointment was never a good sign... good to appear eager, but she didn't want to seem CRAZY.

Puppet in hand, the girl abandoned her comparatively meagre attempts at stealth shortly after Akira approached the table. Silent herself, it was the tiny puppet that spoke as she approached, its words apparently directed at the girl herself.

"You are making excuses for him. All those things you are filling him with shall make him fat! Oh hey, can we sign up now!?"
GM
 GM, 505 posts
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 14:39
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
"You again?" A vfoice called to Akira.

Hands stuffed in his pockets and hat pulled down nearly to his eyes, a second Konohagakure genin slouched up to join the gathering participants.

"Is this some kind of joke? There is something seriously messed up with Yukimura."

With a huff he turned his attention to the guy manning the booth and folded his arms.
Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 314 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 14:47
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
Hisoka approached the registration booth.  It was at this point that things would begin to get serious.  The curry sat well in her stomach, but the realization that any one of the people who she had socialized with could be coming for her throat sat heavily upon her shoulders.  She tried to not let that affect her outward appearance as she spoke, "Arakawa Hisoka of Takigakure."
Bashar al Bara
 Player, 171 posts
 Suna
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 22:30
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
Bashar smiled when he saw the little one show up. His smile grew even wider when the red head that he had spoken to before had also arrived. Sure, he had a list of who would be showing up but you never knew who would sabotage other students to give themselves a better chance.

"It seems that some of you know each other already, does everyone know everyone else or shall we start with introductions after a fashion?"

"As there are some of you that I do not know, I am Bashar Al'Bara. I have been watching some of you and noting interactions and who of you would interact with a local villager."

"That aside, we will give any late comers a few more moments. Just encase, as I am sure you would not want me to start if it was one of you being a little late."

"Are any of you familiar with the poetry of our land?"

Akira
 Konohagakure, 250 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 23:24
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
Scratching his head, Akira turns slightly to look at the boy with his hat pulled down to nearly his eyes and asked, "Who are you?" completely forgetting their previous encounter when they had been reconstructing the training fields in Konoha.

A pause then and he looks over at Parisa and her puppet and tilts his head a little. Not sure what to say, though his eyes do go a bit wide at the puppet itself, something he had never seen before.

"DO YOU EAT FOOD!?" he asks of the puppet, looking at it up-close, he speaks not with great volume but with emphasis as if the things ears were somehow going to be less prone to picking up his words.
Parisa
 Sunagakure, 314 posts
 Genin
 Suna
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 01:52
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
Parisa breathed in sharply as Akira turned on her. His intent was surely murder... thinning the competition before things could get serious. If he thought her to be easy prey he would find himself unpleasantly surprised. A step back returned her personal space, Seda thrust out as a shield against his evil little eyes and strange words.

"I- ack, Parisa! Sto-, I... uh... Hello?" The tiny puppet, designed to look almost identical to the girl who had now thrust it towards Akira's face, stared blankly at the Konohan. The strings that attached it to Parisa flickered this way and that, the puppet's head cocking to one side as if thinking.

"I am not allowed to eat food. Parisa says if I eat my pipes might break and then I will go to sleep like last time."

Parisa gave a short nod at this. Seda was obviously planning to lull the boy in to a false sense of security, granting Parisa an opportunity to strike. The girl would no doubt have to maintain the fašade of friendliness until the boy trusted Seda with his life.
Akira
 Konohagakure, 251 posts
 Genin
 Konoha
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 23:27
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
"Puppets aren't as weird as I thought. I get sleepy when I eat, too. So you don't have to feel weird about that," Akira explains and twiddles his fingers a little, absently making various handsigns as he thinks to himself and examines the puppet with his eyes. He knows better than to touch other people's stuff, but even that is straining his natural inclinations.

Letting loose a burp, he pats his tummy a few times and smiles hugely, the shape of his mouth obvious even through the tightly fitting scarf.

"What village are you from? Is there a special puppet village? I bet it'd be made all out of wood, and only like, five people would live there, but they would have a whole bunch of villagers that aren't really people, but just look like they are, and it's all just a um.. secret plan to do something. You know. Like. Jonin plan. I don't plan much. Junichi-sensei says that I'm a prodigy at not-planning, but that I somehow always make it work! Which isn't true, because this one time I accidentally dropped a super-secret scroll into a really deep hole in the ground, and I had to walk forever to go and get it, since I was the one who dropped it. I guess it isn't smart to juggle scrolls over holes."

Standing in front of the puppet, he goes on and on. His eyes wide with wonder as his neck continues to crane for the perfect angle.

"I know poetry. Junichi-sensei made me learn a poem. But I forgot it."

Arakawa Hisoka
 Takigakure, 315 posts
 Genin
 Taki
Sun 1 Feb 2015
at 02:30
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
"I am not familiar with poetry in general." Hisoka switches from watching Akira to Bashar and back again a few times, unsure which is going to prove the more interesting and educational spectacle at this point.
Parisa
 Sunagakure, 315 posts
 Genin
 Suna
Mon 2 Feb 2015
at 02:11
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
Parisa was a little surprised by Akira's stream of questions, but the little part of her mind that occupied the puppet between them was delighted to finally have someone who could keep up. Fingers shifting and soon, Seda was happily chittering away at the konohan boy.

"We don't really sleep it's more like being dead whenever you want to and then when you're done being dead you're alive again. Parisa likes me to be alive a lot, so I don't get to be dead as much as Madafi. The puppet village is not very big, but there are hundreds of us. Most of us are always dead but Parisa and Kuda Sepehr make sure all of us get to be alive sometimes. I don't think Allamah Akil likes me very much but Parisa tells me he is just silly and very nice, but I don't think it is nice to ignore me!"

Parisa frowned some at her Puppet's words. Allamah Akil was a great man and it was not right to speak so of him. She was, herself, not particularly interested in the chuunin anymore. The moment he had said "poetry" she recalled everything she had heard about poetry from both her mother and from Mirza Sepehr, and thus decided she would pay attention to the man when he wanted to make sense instead.
GM
 GM, 508 posts
Mon 2 Feb 2015
at 10:54
Re: 1.3 | Registration Booth F
"Govadistani poetry? I've read some. It doesn't translate into any sense. The form is all wishy-washy." the other leaf-nin shrugged. "That's not the exam, is it? Poetry?"


Two more genin stepped around the corner. Both were older than most of the other participants. The boy wore the badge of Iwagakure on his arm and a clinging body suit under quilted and beaded coat. He looked like he was on his way to a ball, rather than a ninja exam.

The girl looked a little more practical, but still gleamed in the light. Her dark hair was cut very short and her bodysuit was covered with a pair of puffy pants and a cape jacket in burning orange. She didn't seem to be wearing a headband or badge anywhere.

"Is this what we've got for competition? Sunagakure must be getting soft if it's letting little kids take the exam." The boy sighed and rolled his neck around to the girl beside him. "At least there's a few of us around to make it challenging."

The girl smiled at him patiently. "Oh stop showing off. Get to the third exam and then I'll be impressed. Although that should be easy enough for someone like you, yes?"