Dec 03, 2021 2:02 PM
Sasuke summons demon Cam
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"Okay. I kind of want to, like, bring you along as a native guide and then go park in the Land of Snow."

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"To do what?"

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"End scarcity without being constantly distracted by escalatory short-term ninja conflict. I mean, figuring out the short-term ninja conflict stuff also sounds important for the no-scarcity endgame but in the meanwhile maybe you also have lots of civilians dying of diseases I can cure or something like that."

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He nods. "It'd also be - a diplomatic position."

And not involve Orochimaru. That's a bonus. They can just steal his notes. Probably Orochimaru will come after Sasuke again anyways but Sasuke's a lot scarier now than he was at thirteen.

"I don't know much about different diseases, sorry."

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"I'm hoping the Land of Snow knows where I can find disease-related information. Do you have a general idea of how Orochimaru will try to track you down? My default plan is to fly away in a little shuttle under cloud cover, but if it's likely to be necessary I can go in the wrong direction for a few hours too, or go straight up and proceed through space assuming you're not about to tell me the planet is flat or something?"

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"Why would the planet be flat? And he has a sensor whose range can cover the continent. Karin - she likes me well enough, but is loyal to Orochimaru first."

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"I don't know why the planet would be flat but I also don't know why you can do chakra stuff and it's the sort of thing I'd like to check before attempting to exit the gravity well. Is the Land of Snow on the same continent? How does the sensor work?"

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"It's on a continent to the north, but this nation is on the northern edge of this continent, so Karin wouldn't have to go far to notice me. There's three territories - Land of Iron, in the middle-south, Land of Snow on the north-east edge, and then some tribal land. Karin's never explained it, but she can track people, make predictions about what someone usually does with their chakra, and tell if two people are related."

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"I could send mindless copies of you - optionally without any eyes - in a few other directions? And... leave one in geosynchronous orbit to be extra confusing maybe? Depending on what exactly she senses."

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He shakes his head. "She'd notice. Normal chakra's got a mental and physical component."

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"Are there any materials that block her? Lead or something?"

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"I don't think so. But - she's assigned to guard the Eastern Prison by herself. That's fairly far, so I could talk to her before Orochimaru catches up if you can get me there quickly. She'd be warned I'm fleeing, but..."

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"But what, what's your contingency here?"

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He struggles with the words for a few moments. "She owes me her life. She might be bribable - probably not into staying silent, that's not safe, but into defecting entirely."

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"So we bring her along?"

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Slow nod.

"I think Orochimaru's next most powerful sensor is more on the scale of 'one small nation.'"

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"That implies more of a search process, but still worth fouling up if they can be fooled?"

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"I think so. They wouldn't look for me in the Land of Snow first anyways. The expected directions to go are 'the Leaf' or 'straight after Itachi,' which are both to the south. If I grab Karin, they'll think I'm trying to hunt Itachi, not that I'm neutralizing her. I'll be able to defend myself by the time they catch up, probably, and Karin will know they're coming."

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"Do you know how the second-best sensor tracks, is it the same thing Karin does but with worse range?"

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"He can hear chakra, and gets less detail, though probably also wouldn't be fooled by mindless copies."

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"All right. They're creepy anyway."

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Nod. He looks thoughtful, though.

"If I can figure out the resurrection quickly - Konoha has some seals that can block some sensors, but Uzumaki Mito, the woman who made them, died, so no one knows how they work anymore."

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"Do you need to know how they work or would having a copy of one do?"

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"Sealing's dangerous, and there's - dimensions beyond just the two that are inked in. I'd need to know how it works."

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"Well, you are welcome to a mindless copy of Uzumaki-san to experiment on once preliminaries have been sorted."

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