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|Naruto Jiyuu > Sand Village Technique Charts/Bloodlines > Mimura Clan|
|Posted by: Kintaro Mar 22 2006, 09:25 PM|
| Clan Name: Mimura
Bloodline Technique: Kikimasu
Clan Trait: All members of this clan are born blind. Their bodies are the same as a normal person except for two reasons. The first is that their eyes are a solid white. Because of this the clan keeps their eyes closed most of the time. The other trait is their hearing. From their loss of sight they have gained hearing beyond what any normal person could hope to achieve.
Bloodline Trait: Taking their already heightened hearing to an extreme the Mimura clan can hear even the slightest sound. Any ripple made within 60 meters will register to their ears. They can hear the heart beat of an ant within this range. Aside from that fact, most genjutsu is rendered ineffective by subtle sound waves. Once activated the user must open their eyes.
History: The founder of this clan was a man by the name of Nori. From his blindness at birth, he never thought of entering the ninja academy. At the age of nine though, his bloodline technique activated. At first he couldnít control when it activated and deactivated. He was also overwhelmed by the amount of noise he could hear. By the age of ten he had managed to learn how to activate and deactivated the Kikimasu.
It was at this time a local chuunin by the name of Haru Iwamoto learned of this new bloodline technique. He approached Nori and suggested that he join the academy and train his bloodline technique to help the village. At first Nori thought it would be impossible for him to become a ninja, but Haru promised to aid Nori. Not wanting to waste the kindness of this man, Nori agreed to join the academy.
Nori Struggled through most of his classes however. As it turned out he was visiting Haru almost everyday to pass his classes. Nori was a very quick learner, but he required more than just a lecture due to his lack of sight. As he trained with Haru he not only learned the basics of the way of the ninja, but he also learned how to better harness his hearing.
The remaining days at the academy were spent in this way almost daily. The biggest change in his life came when he was nearing graduation, Haru had become a jounin. This was the first good luck Nori received while at the academy. After graduating with average marks, he got assigned to Haruís squad.
Noriís starting days as a genin were typical. He did mainly D ranked missions with some C missions mixed in. It wasnít until the chuunin exam that anything of note happened. The exam was held in The Village of the Hidden Mist that year. The second stage was survival along with a search in a forest covered in a thick fog. The objects were hidden in the forest and a team must find them in order to pass, as well as get to the exit before time was up.
The low visibility in the forest made this stage great for Nori. He was able to lead his team through the forest without any problems thanks to his Kikimasu. The news of a team no one expected much out of passing without any trouble caused many to look upon Nori with great interest. After winning his fights in the third round, Nori became a chuunin.
He lived his life normally for many years after. He met his future wife shortly after becoming a chuunin. Due to this he didnít bother to train to become a jounin. When he was twenty and had two children. That was the last happy thing that happened to Nori. While he was walking through town one day he picked up Haruís voice. Using his Kikimasu, he could hear the conversation perfectly.
Haru: Donít try and bring me down! I have a bloodline in perfect control! That stupid kid Nori thinks I really care about him. I could have you killed without having to dirty my own hands.
With his already weakened mental state from not being able to fully control his bloodline, this news caused Nori to lose the remaining sanity he had. From all the times he had used the Kikimasu, he hadnít been able to filter all the noise he could hear. The worst time came when he had it activated almost all the time in the chuunin exam. Almost every time he activated it, he came close to losing his sanity.
Nori ran to the alley where Haru was. From a mixture of surprise and his bloodline he was able to kill Haru after a short battle. Without even pausing he then attacked and killed the man Haru had been talking to. Nori didnít know, but Haru was under an investigation for committing traitorous acts. It didnít take long for word of Haruís murder at the hands of a chuunin to reach the ears of the Kazekage. Wanting to try and keep this issue hidden, he dispatched a small group of jounin to kill Nori.
Outnumbered five to one, and only being a chuunin Nori didnít stand a chance. Although missing any rational thought in his mind anymore, he attacked. Even under these odds he still managed to take down one of the jounin before he himself was killed. Hearing the news of the power this young man held the Kazekage took an interest in the Mimura clan. More importantly the fact that Nori had two sons.
Not wanting to lose a bloodline for their village the Kazekage placed a seal on the two children to temporality seal the full power of the Kikimasu. They were told it was to protect the children from being overwhelmed by the power of the Kikimasu. The family was told that Nori died during a mission and was honored as a hero. No one ever learned the truth of Noriís death.
Members of the Kazekageís office placed the two sons, Keiichi and Tarou under constant supervision, while the family was never told. Being proud of their father, both entered the academy and upon graduation had the first seal released by their teacher. Both kept training their ability and upon becoming chuunin the Kazekage released the second seal. Both were exceptional shinobi and became jounin shortly after. Upon becoming jounin the Kazekage released the final seal and instructed them in how to both perform the seal and break it. From then on the Mimura family earned respect in their village as a strong shinobi clan.
The two sons mastered different types of fighting skills. While Keiichi mastered various taijutsu, Tarou mastered ninjutsu. When they both had children they taught them their own style of fighting, thus establishing the two branches of the family.
Culture: Out of all the bloodlines in the world, this one for the Village Hidden in the Sand is distinctive. Instead of giving its members a single advantage, it takes a sense away to heighten the rest. Since no members of this clan have ever seen anything, they have a gained a unique outlook on the world. The most notable is that most of this members are cool headed and thoughtful. Without sight it takes longer for young members of their clan to learn basic skills. This causes most of them to learn extra patience as young children.
At the age of two, all members of this clan are given a three-stage seal to keep them from activating the full power of the Kikimasu. From the ages of five until graduation they are trained in how to control the Kikimasu. Upon graduation the first level of the seal is released. This allows them to use the Kikimasu.
The second release doesnít have a set time when it is released. A test is given to any member who wishes they were ready. The test changes depending on which branch of the family the member belongs to. While both tests are different they both test ones complete mastery of the first release.
Taijutsu Branch: This test is a three-part test to demonstrate ones physical prowess while using the Kikimasu.
The first stage is a simple accuracy test. The examinee is given ten needles to throw at ten targets. The examinee must score at least 35 points with their ten throws in order to pass. The targets look like this:
To assist the examinee in finding the targets, small bells are attached at random locations on the target.
The second stage is an obstacle course. There is no set formation for the course. An artificial wind is created in order to help the examinee make it through. Depending on the course will depend on how much time the examinee has to pass.
The final stage is a simple battle. The examinee must fight a member of the clan who has already had their second seal released. While the examinee doesnít have to win the battle to pass, they must prove to the examiner they have mastered the Kikimasu in battle.
Ninjutsu Branch: This is also a three-part test to demonstrate ones use of ninjutsu while using the Kikimasu.
The first stage is also an accuracy test. The member is given thirty seconds to destroy all ten targets. At least 90% of the target must be destroyed for it to count. If even one isnít destroyed the examinee will fail.
The second stage tests one chakra control and agility. The examinee must dodge incoming shruiken, while standing on top of water. Both falling into the water as well as getting hit will cause the examinee to fail.
The final stage is also another fight against a member who has already had their second seal released. As in the previous test the examinee doesnít have to win the fight in order to pass the test.
While most members wait until they become chuunin to attempt this test, there have been cases of genin who have passed the test. After passing the test the current head of the house the examinee belongs to will release the seal.
The test for the final release are held in as a joint exam. The test is again held in three stages.
Final Release Test: The rules for this test are incredibly strict. Making even the smallest mistake will cause you to fail.
Stage one is another accuracy test. The rules are the same as the taijutsu one, only you must score 38 points. The targets are all moving as well, without any bells.
In stage two the examinee must spend two days carrying out their normal business with the Kikimasu activated at all times. The strain the examinee faces while doing this can get extreme. Walking down a busy street with the level two seal released takes incredible concentration to filter out everything.
The final stage is a tournament with the remaining examinees. Since there isnít a set number of examinees this stage changes greatly year to year. With few enough examinees it can become an open tournament for almost anyone to enter.
Most members wait until they are jounin to attempt this test. There have only been two members who passed as chuunin. From the skill level of the ninja involved in the tournament, it draws a nice crowd. The winner will have their seal released, but the second and third can also if they preformed well enough.
The family itself has become respected within their village, but not as well known in other lands. People living in the Village of the Hidden Sand are always talking about the day when a member of the Mimura clan would face off against a clan like the Hyuugas.
Mimura General Techniques.
Instead of shuriken members are given needles.
If you start in the taijutsu branch you will receive two swords depending on your rank.
Genin: two wakazhi
Chuunin: one katana one wakazhi
Jounin: two katana