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 Special Class: Stealth 101
Nobuyumi
 Posted: Aug 16 2017, 08:33 PM
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Edo Outskirts/Late afternoon/Spring

It was a cold day in Edo's outskirts. Clouds had covered the sky all day and as the hour was approaching sunset it was only set to get colder. Standing near the entrance to a small woodland area, looking as calm and menacing as always was the elite sniper Kiryu, Rai. To many it may have seemed odd to have a quiet sniper take over the stealthclass for the day instead of a shinobi student, however in Rai's mind she was clearly the best choice. She came from a low ranking family and worked her way up through Edo Bugei, training directly under the now deceased Saika-sensei. With a brown cloak over her head, a shinobi mask over her mouth she waited for her students to arrive.

Rai waited with clipboard in hand. Standing at the edge of the woods like an angel of death. She barely seemed to move as the student's approached. She would simply hand the clipboard to one student at a time and wait for them to properly introduce themselves to the others.


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 Posted: Aug 17 2017, 02:29 PM
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With how chilly the day turned out to be, Hana had expected a least a little drizzle here and there- but much to her disappointment Edo would get no such blessing today. She grumbled at the weather, but her pearly whites weren’t in disagreement with it. Not as she fiddled with the straps of her waist tie reefer, the light fabric of payne’s grey swishing around at her knee caps as she moved about. Even if it was the middle of spring, she wasn’t going to risk the cold with this weather.


If anything, she wanted nothing more than a perfect day at school, maybe if she was lucky- she’d impress the teacher!... Once she figured out where she even was. Judging from the information she’d been given, she was to look for a Kiryu Rai- she was bubbling in excitement as she thought of the name, she’d heard a lot of good things about the woman. To have her as a teacher, even for just one day was a once in a lifetime deal.
Thankfully, Hana had been boiling over this since the day before, so by the time she was ready, she could very well take a walk through Bugei, right up until she reached the outskirts. She hadn’t gotten a chance to map out the school as yet anyways.



As she approached the forestry, strands of stark white pressing to her face in the wind. She finaaly spotted a woman bearing striking resemblance to her own mother. Not in looks of course, she had never met a person who looked exactly like her mother- but instead in formidability, Hana was a little choked by the woman’s aura. She couldn’t help but feel a bit afraid, though she’d only admit to feeling slightly threatened.


As she came closer, she wasn’t greeted with words of any sort, nothing more than a clipboard. She looked it over, did everything she was expected to do with it- the interest of being a good student filling her with resolution as she smiled at the woman.


“My name is Sanada Hana, it’s nice to finally meet you, Rai-Sensei.”


On the outside, she was calm and collected, doing her best to give off a sense of professionalism and not fiddle with the pins holding her freshly cut hair in a bun. Her spears were strapped securely to her back as she looked back at the school, the tones of her clothing blending in with both to forest and the weather. Now all she had to do was wait.



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 Posted: Sep 1 2017, 08:46 AM
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That morning, Natsume had woken up with an ache in her bones - a tell-tale sign of rain. She had made sure to wear her thicker clothes, which was just as well; they were darker and would be more conducive to stealth operations.

But the rain had not yet arrived, and Natsume peeked out from under her wide-rimmed hat to glare at the sky in frustration. As she made her way towards the woodland area where the lesson would take place, Natsume would occasionally hold her hand out, palm up, to catch any raindrops. Soon she was trotting across the last stretch of road leading up to the treeline. Up ahead, she could see two figures.

There was another student waiting there already, and Natsume checked the time to make sure she wasn't late. The teacher was a solemn figure, a stark contrast to the white-haired girl standing in attendance.

Natsume considered her classmate - would such a bright hair colour make it difficult to hide? She noticed the other girl had brought weapons - spears, as far as she could tell - while Natsume had left her naginata at home, opting instead to bring her father's old jitte. She had assumed that a long weapon would be in the way of training, but perhaps that was a mistake...

Shaking her head to clear her thoughts, Natsume stopped in front of the teacher and straightened up.

"Kobayashi Natsume, ma'am. Ready and willing to learn."

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Edo Outskirts/Late afternoon/Spring

(OOC: waited a week.)

As the students showed up the lone sniper looked at them, her eyes carefully going over each of them to try and determine what kind of people she may be dealing with today. Hana and Natsume quickly introduced themselves as a third student stood back a bit. Not that it mattered much in the grand scheme of things. Rai was dressed in her usual all black sniper gear. As she lowered her mouth guard it revealed pretty lips carrying a serious expression upon them.

"Welcome." she said and gave a polite bow, clearly keeping her voice low as she said it. It wasn't merely because this was a stealth class, but because it was a habit belonging to the sniper herself. As she walked around to look at the students she seemed to give off little sound, even with all of the grass below her boots. Her breathing also seemed far more slow and shallow than the students.

"Please. Tell me. What do you think stealth is?" she asked curiously.


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 Posted: Sep 16 2017, 07:24 AM
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Natsume's eyes followed the teacher as she walked around the class, sizing the students up. Everything about the woman was composed and fluid, in constant motion, and with the way Rai-sensei was dressed, Natsume half expected her to disappear without warning in a puff of smoke. Instead she said:

"Please. Tell me. What do you think stealth is?"

Natsume wasn't sure if she was addressing the whole class or someone in particular, so she waited a moment before responding.

"Ma'am. I would say that stealth is to make yourself a part of the background, ma'am. To fit in like a puzzle piece.

"If on a cloudy night you disappear into the shadows, that is stealth. But if on a busy city street you can act like one of the people milling about, that is also stealth. "

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As she asked the students what they thought stealth was about, unfortunately only one of the three seemed to want to answer.
"Ma'am. I would say that stealth is to make yourself a part of the background, ma'am. To fit in like a puzzle piece.

"If on a cloudy night you disappear into the shadows, that is stealth. But if on a busy city street you can act like one of the people milling about, that is also stealth. "
the sniper looked at the girl a bit surprised. She certainly didn't expect an answer like that from a girl like Natsume. Slowly the sniper nodded at the answer. Then looked at the other two to make sure they had absorbed the answer as well.

"You will do well." Rai said quietly to Natsume.
"Stealth is as she said. It is not just sneaking around. After all, an all black ninja outfit will not help you in a snowy forest. In a city, you can't easily find trees to hide behind. All things need to be considered." she explained as she took a few, very quiet steps forward. Then a few very loud ones.

"Most people don't understand how much footsteps play a part in stealth. Even if no one can see you, they can still easily hear you if you tread about dried, wet, frozen, or hard grasses and sticks. Can anyone tell me the other basic body function that hurts most stealth missions?" she asked the group curiously. She wanted to get a better reading on how much the three, especially the two quiet ones, actually understood stealth.



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 Posted: Mar 24 2018, 03:34 PM
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Jinn was laying inside the forest close to the edge. He was laying high up in on of the many trees taking a nap. He woke up though when he was hearing voices a bit further. His blue grey eyes slowly opened while he looked around him hearing a bit further.

Jinn pulled the hood of his black Hoodie over his head covering his black hair. He stood up calmly and made his way towards the voices jinn moved calmly like the wind was blowing through the branches just making a few leaves ruffle when the wind was blowing.

When he reached the edge of the forest he looked diagonal down towards the group of four. Jinn calmly looked at then using the leaves to hide behind and the branches the blend into the background. His breathing was quiet and calm while he wondered how long it would take to get figured out by a stealth class.

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As the teacher asked the question she looked at the group, and without even glancing down pulled out a small hand gun before shooting it straight into the woods. Twirling the pistol a bit she put it back into her robes and looked at the woods near by. Her eyes seemed focus on Jinn's location. She knew someone was hiding, but couldn't tell whom. Pointing her arm towards the forest she then gestured for him to come join the others.

""Most people don't understand how much footsteps play a part in stealth. Even if no one can see you, they can still easily hear you if you tread about dried, wet, frozen, or hard grasses and sticks. Can anyone tell me the other basic body function that hurts most stealth missions?" she yelled, asking the boy in the woods. Rai certainly wasn't use to raising her voice, thus her yelling still sounded a bit light. However she had clearly proposed her question to everyone in attendance and now demanded an answer as soon as possible. In her mind she already knew the answer, but she was an advanced student. What mattered now was making sure these kids knew.


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Natsume flinched as the shot rang out, echoing through the woods. Birds launched from the trees, spooked by the sound. The teacher was addressing some late arrival paying her little attention. Natsume hoped that she hadn't been caught looking startled by the gun - it wouldn't do to lose your composure so early into a class where keeping your head cool was vital.

She looked over her shoulder to scan the treeline, but saw nothing but leaves rocking in the wind. Whoever was hiding back there, they were doing a better job at it than she could have. Then again, that's why she was here.

She gave up on spotting their mysterious third and snapped back to attention. Natsume supposed if one wished to impress a stealth teacher, this was a good way to do it... assuming you didn't get caught.


"Most people don't understand how much footsteps play a part in stealth. Even if no one can see you, they can still easily hear you if you tread about dried, wet, frozen, or hard grasses and sticks. Can anyone tell me the other basic body function that hurts most stealth missions?


The woods behind Natsume had grown still, and the girl at her side had fallen silent as well. Unsure if it was impolite to respond before the others, Natsume finally cleared her throat and tried:

"Could it be breathing, ma'am? A loud sigh or gasp for air would surely give you away."

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Jinn just kept calm and quiet when she pulled out the handgun and shot it into the woods. He didn't look at her though but he looked at the other girl that looked over her shoulder. Jinn would look at her with a cold gaze like he was waiting until it was the right time to make a move.

Jinn knew the answer to the question although he preferred staying in the woods for now wondering what they were going to do about him. He knew one of them knew he was there. It made him curious how she would respond to it. Maybe she would send the students into the woods to find him or maybe not .

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"Could it be breathing, ma'am? A loud sigh or gasp for air would surely give you away." Natsume asked. Their teacher looked at her with slightly happy eyes and nodded as she glanced back into the woods then at Natsume.
"Correct. Breathing can easily give away your position. In combat your heart rates goes up. The body demands more oxygen. So you breath louder and faster, even if by accident." she explained as she began marching towards the woods, looking at the students to follow. Pulling out her gun again she shot at a tree near Jinn's current hiding spot, as much of one as it was anyway.

"If you are a student, join the class. You are wasting time." she said bluntly as she approached the woods with the students behind her.
"We have a class to learn." she wasn't going to waste time with someone trying to hide or sneak around the class. He was easy enough to spot and sense, and this was a class about stealth. It wasn't as though Jinn couldn't use more hiding skills and the knowledge of how to track people better.
"This class will help you actually learn to hide." she said bluntly, actively trying to insult Jinn's pride and skills.

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Jinn still didn't move when the shot came close to him. He didn't really mind it. He saw that the gun wasn't aimed right at him so he could stay there calmly. He raised his eyebrow though when she said he needed to learn how to hide. "You know it's funny since I'm not hiding. I am just enjoying the weather here. The wind is also much better up here then down there." Jinn said with a simple shrug. Big chance they wouldn't see the shrug though.

"Owh and to answer the question which other body function would interrupt with stealth. It is basically all of them except seeing and hearing. Although does could mislead you and betray your position. But hearing could also aid you by using a simple moving of let us say a bird to get yourself into position as well." Jinn said calmly while he still sat in the tree. He wasn't really planning on getting out though since he preferred to be in high places. He felt more at home in the air than on the ground. He didn't knew why but it was kind of his thing.

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Rei took note of what the stupid boy in the tree had said. He clearly knew at least something about stealth. That was a plus right? With that in mind Rei turned to the rest of the class, as well as the new boy in the woods, and slowly asked

"What direction do people look at the least? Up or down? Which is better for getting the drop on a foe?" it was a simple enough question, but a potent one to think about. After all, whichever one was the correct answer would help in a multitude of things. Trap planning, stealth, escape, and many other situations. Of course she knew the answer, thus why she was asking. However, she was extremely curious to see what the students would say. Especially the one currently hiding out in the woods.


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Jinn would calmly wait for a couple of seconds giving the other students a chance to awnser the question although when it took too long jinn would calmly say in a voice hard enough for everyone to hear.

"That depends on the location you are and the person you are dealing with. It also depends if you use any distractions. A forest someone would more then likely look up first since hiding in the trees is way easier then in the ground or on the ground. At a cliff in the middle of the jungle on the other is where it would get tricky. This would be a good moment to use distractions to make sure the enemy looks the other way like using a sound to make the enemy look the other way and attack while disctracted."

Jinn sighed a bit before saying

"So we can't give a straight answer until we know in what kind of situation we are in."

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The teacher waited to see if anyone else would answer. However, before anyone else could the boy from the tree quickly gave his own answer. Talking about how it all depended on the situation. Looking right at him Rai nodded a bit.
"Somewhere true." she responded with a shrug.
"The answer is up. Most people never look up, but often look down to see where they are going. Some people even get shocked to see the moon out during the day, simply because they have never looked up during the day enough." she said simply and pointed straight up.
"Someone may see a ground trap, but rarely dodge nets, or even more scarry, someone jumping down at them from above." and with that, everyone would notice that above them was a small metal ball. As rai pushed a button on her belt, hidden under her cloak, the ball burst, making water fall down on everyone.

"If you are in a forest, or building, try going for elevation." she said with a shrug.
"You can also have something loud above, to distract, then strike from below." she said and shot a branch next to Jinn to make it fall on him.
"Stealth, isn't just yourself, It is the things around you, your tools as well." she instructed carefully.


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