- Mission Info:
- Name: Mission Intel
Type: Solo Mission
Reward: 60 EXP
Location: Sun village or Moon village
Details: You have been asked to spy on the opposite village, as covertly as you can. This is a high profile mission asking you to travel to the other village and record information on their ongoing events and activities. Detail their borders, what the gate operations is like, what villagers do through out their day, or whatever information you can get your hands on. It is imperative that you keep to yourself and stay out from under the watchful eye of the opposing village: no one must know why you are there or what it is you are doing.
Requirements: Your post must be at least 1200 words.
The sun was shaded on this cool and calming day on the scorched lands around Nikkousato almost feeling like spring rebirth, causing the ambient temperature to be a very comfortable and gentle mid seventies. An avian cacophony of chirps and calls echoed throughout the valley that laid beside Nikkousato, the ever rushing northern river adding to the overall ambiance of the serene beauty the desert could hold when given a new lens. Along the bank of the northern river that ran from Gekkousato, a small beach had formed, and It was here that his house was built.
It was made of clay and wood, and is octagonal in shape with a steeped roof lending to a more walled gazebo-like appearance then a normal sun village home. Its walls were painted a deep cerulean blue with red accents and shale colored shingles. A large rosewood door framed the only entrance into the home, its iron accents beautiful and functional. Two windows, one on the first level, and the other near the top of the steeple somewhere on the second levels loft.
Its oriental make gave credence to a temple like feel when observing it. Inside was a very standard home design, smoothed stone flooring, an open fire pit cooking station laid dead center in the room, with a sink and cabinet system on the wall with the window, sitting pillows stacked neatly in one of the far corners, and a wooden man post laid under the loft used for training. At the rear of the home was a ladder that led up to the loft levels sleeping area, its design comfortable but very simplistic or rustic like the rest of the home.
It was here that Genkumaru resided and awoke in the early morning to prepare for his day. Whilst walking through town he visited the Orphanage first and went upon his usual morning tasks of getting the children ready and helping to make the community meal. Once that was over with, he went over to the academy and taught some basic taijutsu classes first before moving on to general instructional training on the climbing technique and such.
After his morning routine was over however, he would stop to get a bite to eat at one of the multitude of Donburi shops dotting Nikkousato. He settled on a chicken and brown rice donburi with egg and bamboo shoots before making his way to the mission HQ to receive his mission of gathering some map data for the local region, with the intent of identifying any camps that may have been set up by bandits and the like. The journey through the desert had become like clockwork for him as he traversed the dunes, taking care to keep the Matzi river in view for the whole journey.
It was the easiest landmark to be able to follow so that he didn’t get lost in the repetitiveness of the desert. Upon arriving at what the general location had been noted as for the area he was supposed to survey, he went to work, climbing the nearest rock face to get a better vantage point of the area. He could tell that the land was very repetitive and lacked any real identifying markers outside of other rocky outcroppings that hadn’t been swallowed up by the dunes.
He couldn't fathom how the journey had gone so well so far, he hadn't seen a ferocious wild beast, bandit, or dangerous terrain piece since coming out here. It was both calming and unnerving to have such an easy day in the advent of the region he lived in. Nothing had gone awry so far, and everything seemed to be smooth sailing from here. It was an actually relaxing feeling given everything he had gone through as of late, his life had become both better and harder in many aspects and he couldn't understand how he was so lucky to have had this happen to him and yet so cursed at the same time.
As he made mental notes of what he had seen, he jotted them down into a representational drawing to be added to later when he had proper tools and time. He would rise from the pleasurable leisure spot he had found and stretch causally his body feeling both relaxed and slightly stiff from the long time he had spent there. As he got up and began scaling down the cliff he would think about Sonin and everything that has come after.
This day was cathartic for him and had shown him that some good things can still happen despite all the bad going on. This life still had its perks. The sweltering heat finally getting to him, he began the long journey home and to his solace in the cool breezy air of his river respite.
The journey back home was more or less void of any form of excitement, the long winding path back to his abode was just that, arduous. He had rented it out to a family but that only lasted a few weeks until one of their children went missing, and so he once again had two homes and chose to use this one as a respite sometimes so as to give him space from the others, as everything was really tough right now with everyone else. They barely saw each other and their dynamic had changed so much since that night with Hikari.
Once he arrived at his second home he would drop his stuff down inside and plop into the bed he had moved down to the old training area, simply falling asleep almost immediately, slipping into the nightmares of days past. His sleep would not be pleasant that night.