Aug 22, 2019 6:53 PM
Actana Silvers land on Chaos' Narutoverse
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And soon enough, they're at the diplomatic reception area. It's nice, simply and elegantly appointed, and there's offers of refreshments and other courtesies.

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Their guests are accordingly impressed and thankful. The nobles eat polite amounts. Various servants and experts have varied levels of courtesy (but are quietly oriented).

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Sasuke does make clear he's primarily the welcoming committee - somewhere between an heir, a second-in-command, and a general. His main concerns here are making sure everything goes smoothly for the full diplomatic get-together. Security, formalities between heads of state - he'd like to get the head of his daimyo's guard properly liasioned with the head of their guard, for instance.

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Their head of guard is of similar mind then. She was briefed on the general capabilities of the local magic, but does not have as much information as she would like.

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The head of the daimyo's guard is a woman in late middle age, hair steel grey and eyes hard, dressed in sleek armor.

The most likely problems would involve assorted means of stealth and self-enhancement, which are easier to run down - stealth tends to be a combination of using chakra to silence movements, using illusions on guards, using a chameleon technique to visually blend in, taking atypical routes like 'crawling on the ceiling', and of course infiltration. The most common infiltration technique is the transformation - it's easier to spot mistakes and incongruities than to see through it for most people, though he can demonstrate it and walk the guards through the minuscule tells even a professional will leave. If someone's voice, diction, personal grooming, uniform, or what-have-you is even slightly off, get a ninja to check them for transformations. You can disrupt most illusions on yourself or others with a chakra pulse, which fortunately is an easy technique to learn - the main issue is noticing you're in an illusion. Pain tends to also disrupt most illusions. 

If it comes down to a fight, most ninja self-enhance in the direction of 'speed', while samurai tend to favor 'strength', but both will be moving faster and hitting harder than someone unenhanced. A thing to watch for with bladed weapons is invisible edge techniques, where a weapon's actual edge extends past the metal. Assassins are usually ninja.

There's no one openly opposed to contact, and no active terrorist cells in the country, so assassins are unlikely and would probably be aimed at the daimyo or Sasuke himself, in which case they'd rather be left to their own guard procedures rather than receive help, to reduce chances of miscommunication between the groups. 

Procedures of relevance for if there's an open attack or natural disaster focus on evacuating persons of interest; the paths and destinations (and pass-codes) are as follows...

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Their head of guard nods and makes comments. They have some people that can sense life directly, and they would expect it to trump illusions and disguises. Of course, it's worth checking if they can. Is the extended blade some kind of telekinesis or illusion? Does anyone here knows it so they can test how it interacts with elemental weakness? Are the procedures such that they should avoid going back to their world? They really don't have anything to gain from attacking their hosts, but it is reasonable to want people to stick around for further investigation. Not to mention the possibility of attackers infiltrating Actana that way.

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That'd be good to test, yes.

The extended blade is usually wind manipulation - wind-natured chakra forms cutting edges easily.

The procedures are mostly for short-distance evacuation, so they can work into getting the Actana people back to their own world if something happens here.

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Good, they can schedule that test.

Invisible blades sound sufficiently magical that it might be worth testing them on a dragon or part-dragon, luckily they have those around. Since it's wind they might also test it against a Thunderbird, either later or by sending someone to Actana for that purpose.

The guards will diligently familiarize with the procedures and teach them to whoever needs teaching.

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Magical interaction tests can be scheduled for all of the security-related concerns. Illusions are more common, so more urgent... And of course it's best to get these out of the way before the daimyo's procession arrives...

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Of course, Temperance will definitely be interested in magical testing of any sort. They can get (the head of guard looks to confirm the gender today) him easily enough. And Leon is their designated life-sensor for the trip.

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The the daimyo's head guard and Sasuke's second can arrange most of the testing, while Sasuke attends to diplomacy until they need him for illusion testing.

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Perfect, Temperance is on board with it.

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