Now that we have sorted out the whole Kakashi business I think it's about time we head back to our report on the chuunin exam. As I mentioned before the exam is a 5-day no-holds-barred survival competition.
As Mitarashi Anko had explained earlier, this part of the exam works like this:
All of the genins are to enter into a circular region with a tower approximately 10km towards the middle. The competition will be to retrieve two scrolls, the "Scroll of Heaven" and the "Scroll of Earth". Half of the teams will get the "Scroll of Heaven" and the other half will get the "Scroll of Earth”.
The objective is to fight other teams for their scrolls and bring it to the tower before the allotted time is up (120 hours).
There are two ways that a team can fail:
i. Any team that does not bring both scrolls to the tower intact will fail.
ii. Any team that loses a teammate or produces an unrecoverable teammate will fail.
Also, under no conditions is anyone allowed to open either scroll.
After all this was said and done, the teams lined up at their designated entry points. Anko’s last bit of advice to the students was "don’t die", and then the gates were opened.
It is clear that this exam is set up so that only 1/2 of the teams that are participating will be able to pass. This number can be easily decreased due to the fact that some scrolls will be lost in combat and in the fact that there isn’t obvious way of finding out which team has what scroll, therefore, even if students defeat another team and obtain another scroll, if it is not the scroll they need they will still fail.
Anko and her team of proctors have been keeping a close eye on things that have been going on inside the forest via closed circuit hidden cameras. There seems to me a lot of interesting contenders this year. Five minutes into the exam it was already reported that 3 teams were eliminated. The security team has been particularly interested in one particular ninja from the hidden grass village who has been acting quite odd.
Another interesting team is the team from the Sand village. They are the dark horse in the exam, their village has been going thru some interesting power struggles as of late. This is definitely a group to keep an eye on.
Well that's it for now. I'll be back real soon with a report from inside the tower of the forest of death.