Sunday, April 30, 2006

31st Entry: Busy out patrolling...

Yo Everyone!
Many of us Jounins are on high alert due to the investigation now going on in the Forest of Death. I am out in the outskirts of Konoha helping out some of the ANBU on patrol. So I don't have time for a really long post of what's going on. What I will do is leave you with what I think is a fun read. Especially for anyone who might be interested in the day to day tools and practices of a shinobi.

Jya Ne~
HK

EXCERPT:
THE KONOHA NINJA GUIDE BOOK: CHAPTER 6
NINJA TOOLS AND THEIR MANY USES

It is very important for all Shinobi to be skilled in a variety of weapons.
Even more so to have a a working knowledge of all sort of weapons of any kind.

Kunai
Most commonly used tool used by all ninjas.
Kunai- This weapon is most often used as a projectile, much like the Shuriken. This weapon looks like a small dagger with a round handle, usually wrapped in cloth for grip, and has a ring at the end so that it can be picked up and thrown by just using one finger. This weapon can also be used as a knife in hand-to-hand combat.

Shuriken
Very small, light throwing stars that contain five points, most often used in conjunction to kunais. These are not normally used to cause heavy damage to the opponent, as the size and weight is not usually enough to kill. They are placed in a small container on the user's hip, just like the kunai, for easy and quick access.

Exploding Notes
An exploding note is a piece of paper that has a spell casted on it that causes it to explode after a certain amount of time. They useful for setting traps by leaving them in places where they will be activated by an enemy. Or attached to projectile items to cause more damage. It can be attacked to just about everything from large object like a rock, a kunai, or even an animal.
NOTE: using exploding notes on animals is frowned upon in the fire village, and should be avoided when ever possible.

Scrolls:
Used for summoning. There are 2 kinds of summoning. One is for objects, such as for extra tools and supplies, and one for summoning living beings. The later requiring some sort of contract with what ever you are trying to summon. This is a very specialized skill.

Katana
Again a basic weapon but in order to use one effectively it required years of discipline and training. Katana's are not used by many jounin and chunnin ninjas. Mostly because they are harder to conceal. they are usually relegated to special operations and ANBU squads.

As there tools are useful there will be times when these items may not be available to you in battle...
Remember a good ninja uses their surrounding to thier benefit in battle...
Anything can be used as a weapon!
No matter how big or small! Think between the lines and you shall never fall in battle...

Wriitten by Shin Obi

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have GOT to start a mail order business with this stuff! I could use one of those squirrel busting suckers for something...

konoha_cop said...

Hey Kakashi-san, good to know something is being done out there while I am stuck here in Area 44. Hopefully this situation will be settled soon. BTW who is that shinobi in that 1st pic? looking kinda chummy there aren't ya?

konoha_cop said...

Just a quick note I forgot to mention just now. NO we do not mail order items and NO NO NO! No exploding of squirrels its just WRONG... poor things..

Anonymous said...

awww man! what about bunnies?

kakashi said...

ok people, we have serious business to deal with here, i agree with Konoha_Cop that using animals isn't cool... And as for the AnBu, well, that was of matters that can not be discussed. CLASSIFIED. I'm off to sector 4 on the north side now.

HK

Anonymous said...

ANBU? that's an ANBU? i thought they where all dude's in those animal masks?

Pirate Guy said...

Its simple a village-to-village thing. Some villages don't mind exploding squirrels and others do. Hidden Leaf just happens to find exploding squirrels as wrong. Now if there were actual squirrel shaped bombs...

Oh, BTW: Did anyone get any footage of Team 10's encounter with Neji of Gai's team? I need to get a copy for...um, investigating. (yeah, that's it)

oh_yes said...

it is awesome. rock on!

Mysterious Shinobi said...

Kunais are dangerous! never use them unless you know your stuff! otherwise oneday you'll end up like naruto throwing a kunai on someone's poor rabbit... in that case it was haku's poor winter rabbit. Hmmm, but that looks like fun!... i got 10 little bunnies ... worth trying them out as targets!
Nah! just kidding! a shinobi must never harm innoscent creatures! ....but wait... they scratch me everytime i hold them!
um... anyways, i'll have to try get a picture of them and people... animals are not targets!
its just not right... i think... unless they are demons 0.0

Nin of All Trades said...

Man o man, what are you guys gonna do next!

Genin in Training... said...

Shin, you say that shuriken have 5 points, but the picture only shows 4 pointed stars...are they still shuriken then?

Anonymous said...

So who was that masked hottie you were with in one of the pics, Kakashi-san?