Dec 11, 2019 8:39 AM
Actana Silvers land on Chaos' Narutoverse
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"That'd be ideal, yes." He's the best candidate for it, given his portals, and he's decently sure this is unlikely to be a trap.

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Nod. They are still sorting candidates, but they will come up with a list. Are there any protocols or traditions relevant to diplomatic envoys? Customs like bringing gifts or even not bringing gifts? Apologies if he is breaking a custom about not asking about customs.

Among the people that they might bring:

- Temperance's dad, Sevet. He is a shapeshifter like Temperance, with two additional powers: one grants him longevity, resistance to harm from metals and resistance against being changed, the other is enhanced water and social skills, making him naturally talented at dealing with social situations. Limited in that he can only ultimately do things that could be done without a magical gift but with a lot of talent. Oh, and the same power also makes him a great swimmer.

- Either the Queen or the Princess of Themarcia. They are giants. They both have enhanced skills like Sevet's, but in multiple areas. The Queen's also has water and social skills, plus skill in air and movement (improved speech, understanding of acoustics and anything about moving herself or transportation in general) and metal and engineering (metallurgy, the creation of complex mechanisms, better use of metal tools in general). The princess has air and movement like her mother, but also enhancements with wood and biology (carpentry, botany, herbalism, use of wooden tools in general, etc.), and fire and combat (understanding how things burn or explode, tactical aptitude and also pretty good at sports). The princess is currently pregnant. Either would represent Themarcia politically.

- Yoono, Reon's grandfather, though he would come entirely as a representative of the Storm Court a Faen political group. A Faen-Dragon hybrid with telekinesis strong enough to lift small houses and the ability to adapt against biological threats (long exposure to his touch allows for people to gain his immunities, so there is that additional use for him coming).

- Leon. A Faen with enhanced wood and biology skill plus the power to sense life itself, both powers are extremely useful combination for diagnostics on anything living.

They are still trying to figure out who, but at least one translator. Also, bodyguards, but that depends on how many their hosts will be willing to put up with.

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Shinobi don't bother with gifts. Samurai do. Gifts of cloth, artwork, or pottery are traditional. The courts of the Great Nations will expect more pomp; his own nation, the daimyo will honestly prefer things that're potentially useful to her people, like knowledge or seeds - she's known for being flexible around ceremony, and the people of Rice Fields are a straightforward folk. Shinobi also usually come visibly armed to diplomatic meetings - samurai do too, but samurai will ceremonially disarm before entering the daimyo's presence, while shinobi value everyone present being able to defend themselves and their delegations. It's not traditional for foreign envoys to meet with the samurai and shinobi governments together, but with the nations tentatively uniting under a shinobi that's extremely subject to change. It used to be, foreign envoys would meet the daimyo, and then specialists would speak to the shinobi commanders separately. If a matter concerned the shinobi specifically, they would meet alongside the daimyo. Now, Haruno Sakura has been taking the right of first meeting for intercontinental trade. She follows samurai courtly procedures, despite being a shinobi, so it's effectively like meeting with a daimyo, though.

He'd recommend against someone pregnant coming, since pregnancy presents different challenges medically, including changed sensitivity to disease and toxin, but it's their risk to run.

The protocol he'd suggest is that his nation acts as an initial port, so they're the ones taking on the risk of interplanetary portals. As an initial port, the daimyo of Rice Fields would have the right of hosting initial meetings. Haruno Sakura will likely send a delegation to Rice Fields, formally inviting the foreign delegation to the capital for initial talks on continent-wide policy, as a prelude to multiple-party talks. Starting the process in a minor nation like his rather than a larger nation does benefit him, he'll admit, but it also means the smaller nations are less likely to be locked out of the process, and it's the smaller nations who were hardest hit in the war and would have the greatest need for immigrants.

They're used to the people from other continents sending very large delegations, including body guards, ambassadorial staff, scientists, engineers, sociologists, story-tellers... Initial delegations are often small - both summit and initial meetings tend to be restricted to one to five people (usually explorers, rather than diplomats, for first meetings), but this group they have counts as an initial delegation well enough, so it wouldn't be unusual for them to send a decent sized contingent of body guards, servants, and such, especially with multiple polities being represented.

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Taking notes. Specially on the various procedures. He asks some clarifying questions about the topic and notes them down.

(Reon declines to comment on anything about on how politically problematic that the princess' pregnancy is. Which, is apparently enough that they would be willing to risk sending her here.)

They like the idea of setting up a first contact and portal in a smaller nation too. As long, it is understood that it won't be a complete political disaster if they decide to close portals and leave. Or if they are forced to by a larger nation. Of course, they are motivated to keep good relations with places that want to take immigrants more.

There is so much going on, that they will have to be economical about bodyguards and servants, but they appreciate that they are willing to be accommodating.

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He wouldn't consider them leaving a slight, and he doubts the daimyo would; that happens.

The locals have their own bodyguards, as well, to protect general assemblies from outside parties, and some of the diplomatic houses have servants assigned to the wider quarters.

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Good. Reon has had enough of dealing with non-reasonable people. In that case, they just need a place and a time to set up the interworld portal.

They appreciate the existence of local bodyguards, and local servants. Specially because some representatives were not collaborating before the world ended and... outside incentives can be weirdly comforting.

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Quarreling heads of state are the same everywhere, who knew.

"How quickly can you all travel?"

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"Me and Temperance can fly. I can create favorable winds and make beings not-tired. Phelix can accelerate the time of any being by eight."

They come with a figure in local units... about 800-1000 mph total.

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Impressive; the usual maintenance speed for jounin is around 160 miles per hour. The port city he's intending they enter into (which is on the far end of the country, but formalities are a thing) is around twenty hours away at that speed - so it'll take them around three to four. Sasuke can manage that on his own easily enough, but he's about the only one in the Elemental Nations who can.

The other option is Sasuke portals them, which would be faster but tiring for him. He'd rather they be at the very least in said port city before they summon anyone else over.

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Reon untiringness can't prevent people from becoming magically tired, but can make people recover eight times faster from it.

That said they don't mind flying as an option and need time to set up the sending ritual anyway. 

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They don't know that'll work for chakra; it's not fully tiredness. And they'll want to test with someone with less going on than he has.

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Indeed, as much as it is a worthy experiment it can be done with someone less crucial.

Updating on their diplomatic envoy list: It appears that Queen Hermalita will come instead of her daughter. Reon's grandfather Yonno will come along too. And the rest of the already mentioned people. Both nobles will have translation artifacts, but their group will bring two translators as well. Five bodyguards total. The advisors and servants bring the group to a total of sixteen.

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That's fine.

Anything before they leave?

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Is Karin coming along? Do they want to be time dilated during the journey, thus making it subjectively longer? Phelix is going to need to be in constant contact if so, but they have experience with making that comfortable.

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Karin will come; her endurance is good, even if Sasuke's faster in immediate combat. They'd rather not be time-dilated. 

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Great. Temperance will shift into a flying form that's comfortable to travel in. With comfortable seating and everything. Then flight.

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Naruto, having cleared his schedule to his own satisfaction, tags along, officially as a representative of the Imperial court.

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They are glad to have him onboard. He can get an extra fluffy seat.

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And then Karin will start issuing directions, being the one best suited for navigation.

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Temple follow thoses instructions dilligently and the ground zips pasts beneath them.

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And with the good winds, they should arrive there without much trouble.

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That seems to be the case! 

Arrival procedures are sufficiently pompous as to be flattering to diplomats without being so tedious as to be horrendously boring to people who aren't trained to sit through state dinners.They have actual nice quarters here, for one, the large port town having a special area for receiving foreign envoys. (There's a few in residence, from the other continents, who recently arrived themselves).

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Reon, being the one with actual claim to authority here, takes point on anything that needs to take point.

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Phelix checks if the quarters are sufficiently sized for giants.

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Temperance shifts back into humanoid form and wants to find a spot to open the portal.

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