Onomichi is a small town on the borderlands of the territories of the Sound Village. For many years it has been the target of raids from the Taiyou Empire, a nation built from the ashes of the Land of Fire that commands influence over the living dead. The latest assault threatens to be the end of the city, with swarms of Imperial Ashigaru laying siege. While no individual footmen is particularly strong, they have come in droves and Onomichi's buildings are lit with flame. Rapid response forces race to respond to the menace as the sun sets.
The Hidden Sound is not alone. An auxilary force formed of hired shinobi and mercenaries from other lands are at their disposal. The Sound Village keeps the Empire busy, so each nation seems to be vested in aiding it in protecting its territories. But there is a deeper plot at play here: each village knows that the neutral Sound village could decide the outcome of future conflicts based on who holds their favor. Rival villages find themselves working together to fufill the mission of their common employer, at least outwardly.
Details Event Start: Early October Participants: RSVP required. Pace: Varies. I will wait up to one week. May go early if all replies are in.
The event will be seperated into Four Zones.
Zone 0: The forward operating base of the coalition. This zone will be a subboard, which people will be allowed to make any number of threads in. This area will be open to any who wish to post in it to have their character filling some sort of support role in the event but don't really want to participate in combat. This will be open without RSVP. It will also serve as a "wait list" area for those that didn't RSVP should reinforcements be needed. There won't be moderated posts in this area.
Zone 1: The fields between the forward operating base and Onomichi. This is where some members will begin and have to battle through imperial defenses to get to the town.
Zone 2: The outer perimeter of the town. This is where imperial forces are most concentrated.
Zone 3: This is the heart of the town, where those shinobi who were sent to garrison it will be defending against imperial forces.
Expectations: NPC sealing specialists will be present and require protecting. Ashigaru are basic swordsman with around a rookie-apprentice ability in using some form(s) of bukijutsu. The Ashigaru are only animated by doton and don't have regenerative abilities. They are very old and decrepit units that a genin could take out, their numbers is what makes them dangerous. There may be up to two-three enemies in the event that will pose a challenge to higher ranking characters. You are authorized to bring in Ashigaru for your character to fight and defeat throughout the exercise (only the ones made by staff will be moderated).
Failing to post within a week (outside zone 0) means that you will be skipped. If your character was under threat of being damaged that can mean they will recieve damage.