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Sep 29, 2020 8:49 AM
decima meets ellie
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"Lots of those. My nation's pretty."

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"Almost as pretty as she is."

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Kiss. "I've got some temples to us, if you want the best of both worlds."

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"I don't really go in for religion."

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"Fair enough. I can point out some nice nature places and museums and stuff then."

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"We'd appreciate that."

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She finds a spare map, one that includes their current area, and marks her territory, her contested territory, and tourist locations.

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She takes a moment to memorize it.

"For now then- pen and paper, and somewhere to work. Unless you have more questions?"

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"Not right now."

Pen and paper are doable, too, as is a work area they won't be disturbed in.

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Then it's time for some fuuinjutsu brainstorming.

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Naruto fortunately has a lot of ideas!

He also needs to poke both Jubilee and Luc' a few times - it helps, he thinks, comparing what's different between their Exaltations (and then he also pokes Wyld to see what's different with her.)

It's going to take a good bit of development time, but they can cannibalize a lot of the work on jinchuuriki seals, and he can bug the Nine Tails for ideas... (That aren't "eat the co-adjucator." Although...)

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That seems like a bad idea if it's still tied up with the Exaltation somehow. They need to be very careful what they're defining here.

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Snicker.

Yeah - maybe not the system Naruto has, since it allows him to talk to the Nine Tails (on purpose) and Luc' doesn't want to be bothered...

There's a place here, where the many dimensional machine that is Exaltation has a little circuit in Jubilee, which seems to have been co-opted for the co-adjucator to annoy Luc', which they should be able to straightforwardly reroute given these seals... These changes over here seem to be linked to making the Exaltation Infernal rather than Solar... Oh, shiny, given enough of an Essence load this one set of sub-systems can probably be fucked with to hyper-empower Luc' past what Jubilee's more carefully designed system would allow, probably they should not poke that but they should leave it so future Luc' can poke it when she has more Essence at her disposal... This one is what Naruto's pretty sure allows the Yozi to trigger the sandstorm, and this one allows the Yozi to send commands to the co-adjucator, and this one is a lever the co-adjucator has on Luc's power use, and these seem to be monitoring Luc', and probably this one could be used to outright shut down Luc's Exaltation if she fought the Yozis but Naruto's not positive it actually works... This is probably the routine for fleeing and finding a new person to Exalt, it seems like it isn't being used right now... They shouldn't touch these bits over here, these bits seem important... This little circuit seems like it gets overloaded when Luc's stressed, and seems like it's currently co-opted to send signals to the Yozi...

Hey wait a second, Jubilee and Wyld both have something similar to the stress circuit... Which... Has feedback inputs into their minds? Probably they should poke that eventually, that seems bad, and the chakra Essence woven into it is funky and doesn't really match the rest.

Anyways -

For breaking the Yozi's hold over Luc', Naruto's pretty sure they can just stick the co-adjucator in a little self-enclosed feedback box watching butterflies and puppies frolic in a field of flowers with all its controls just making the flowers change color. They'll probably want to filter the connection to the Yozi like so to avoid alerting her too much... Which'll leave Luc's Exaltation basically the same, minus the Yozi and co-adjucator influence and control. (If Luc' wants her Exaltation more thoroughly messed with, it'll take more than a few days of work probably.)

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That, uh. That seems like enough to be going on with for now.

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The best way to get the seal to stick on her is to tattoo it. Where does she want it?

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The back's a pretty good canvas for this!

He chatters about seal design a bit - they'll paint the seal a lot bigger than it'll actually be when compressed, and they'll be using their chakra to make a larger, multidimensional seal that gets compressed into the inked characters... They'll need a lot of oomph for this so they should probably use Naruto's blood, a good chunk of Naruto's power, and then Elieyha channeling it to give it the fine control...

The process of getting the seal inked is mostly boring for about two hours - Luc' needs to stay still - and then briefly Luc' gets the sense that she would be in a lot of pain if not for this warm fuzzy blanket of not-Essence wrapped around her, and then something sort of clicks...

The co-adjucator shuts up, is the first change.

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That's different.

She channels Essence into her whip and flicks it through the air. It trails green sparks.

"Charms still work," she reports.

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"That's great!"

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"And I'm not getting any voices, so... Seems like it worked."

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"I'm really glad. Though let us know if there's any problems, okay?"

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Next thing seems to be him and Elieyha taking a vacation, then.

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And well-earned.

"It's a little strange seeing a me and a Hisame," she muses. "Out in the wild, as it were."

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"Yeah. And - I dunno, but Luc' seems a lot more like you than like the Keres?"

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