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PostSubject: Senju Clan    Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:16 pm


Clan Name: Senju Clan [Thousand Hands]
Location: Scattered (Presumed Extinct)
History: The Senju are descendants of Asura Ōtsutsuki, the youngest son of the Sage of the Six Paths. Through Asura, the Senju inherited the Sage's "body", granting them a powerful life force and chakra. Unlike most other clans, the Senju never developed a trademark ability or style of combat, its members instead being equally proficient in all the ninja arts. It is from this balance that they acquired their name, "Senju" (千手, Literally meaning: "a thousand skills", "a thousand hands"), in reference to their being "the clan with a thousand skills" (「千の手を持つ一族」, "sen no te o motsu ichizoku").

The Senju are distant relatives of the Uzumaki clan, and for that reason the two clans remained close allies throughout the years. Members at times married between clans, as with Hashirama Senju and Mito Uzumaki, and the Uzumaki would provide fūinjutsu whenever the Senju needed one performed. More distantly, the Senju are also related to the Uchiha clan, who descend from the Sage of the Six Paths' other son, Indra Ōtsutsuki. Whereas Indra believed peace could be achieved through power, Asura believed peace could be achieved through love, a difference of mindset that caused them to battle over inheritance to the Sage's ways during their lifetimes. Their battle continued through the generations to their descendants, though neither the Senju nor the Uchiha remembered this reason for their conflict.

By the time of the Warring States Period, the Senju and Uchiha had emerged as the strongest shinobi clans in the world. When one of the fledgling countries of the era would hire the Senju to fight in their wars, the opposing side would hire the Uchiha. The constant warfare between their clans only fueled their hatred, with all Senju owing the death of a loved one to an Uchiha and vice versa. But centuries of conflict began to wear on members of the clan; Hashirama Senju and Madara Uchiha met as children and became friends, bonding over their disapproval of the combat and death that they and their younger brothers were constantly subjected to and dreaming of a time when children wouldn't need to fight. Unable to do anything about the world at their age, Madara turned away from their dreams.

Hashirama and Madara continued to face each other in battle over the coming years. In time, each became the leader of their respective clan, position that Hashirama tried to use to broker peace between them and finally achieve their childhood dreams. Despite growing interest in peace amongst the Uchiha, Madara was reluctant, opting instead to have one last contest for supremacy against the Senju. He was defeated, but rather than kill Madara, Hashirama offered to give up his own life if it would stop the fighting. Madara was moved by the gesture and agreed to peace. Their unified clans made a pact with the Land of Fire to create a hidden village within its borders, what would become Konohagakure. Other clans settled in Konoha to share their peace and Konoha's model was adopted across the shinobi world.

The villagers of Konoha selected Hashirama to be their First Hokage, Konoha's leader. Madara interpreted this as the first step in the Senju's supremacy over the Uchiha, and for that reason left the village in protest. Hashirama had no intention of the Senju being left in charge and in fact believed it would be best if all Konoha's villagers, the Senju and Uchiha included, focused on Konoha's interests rather than their clan's. Despite this, Madara's fears would end up coming true: Hashirama's brother became the Second Hokage, his grandaughter becomes the Fifth Hokage, and all other Hokage have been part of a tree of student–teacher relationships that trace back to Hashirama.

Eventually the Clan itself diminished, the Fifth Hokage Tsunade was the last known living Senju and after her death the clan fell out of recognition. After Konoha fell the Senju Clan exist only in text books with very few members still alive, so few that the clan is considered extinct.
Description of clan ability: Wood Release (木遁, Mokuton, Viz: Wood Style) is a combined nature transformation kekkei genkai originated from the Senju clan. It is made up of techniques that mix earth-based chakra in one hand and water-based chakra in the other to create wood as well as various plants, from simple seeds to even flowering trees. Wood and plants can be produced from any surface, including the user's own body, as the user's chakra is literally converted into a source of life. Wood Release Techniques (木遁の術, Mokuton no Jutsu) are commonly affiliated with the Snake seal.

Wood Release is very hard to control when you attempt to transplant it due to the vitality of Senju Wood Release cells, which can potentially overwhelm any who are infused with them. Wood Release has also been coveted by many for to its ability to suppress and control the chakra of a tailed beast and, by proxy, its jinchūriki.
Drawbacks: There are few drawbacks to this Kekkei Genkai, most of the drawbacks affect those who attempt to transplant the Wood Release to themselves artificially.
Jutsu: Despite there being more Wood Release Techniques there is one jutsu that only a true Senju can learn:

Name: Wood Release Secret Technique: Nativity of a World of Trees
Canon/Custom: Canon
Rank: S-rank
Type: Offensive, Defensive, Supplementary
Element: Mokuton
Range: All ranges
Specialty: Ninjutsu
Duration: X Posts until end, environment is permanent.
Cooldown: Five Posts
Description: A technique developed by Hashirama Senju, where the user forces trees to grow on any surface, easily creating a dense forest anywhere they choose. A small plant can grow into a forest in an instant. By generating chakra, the user manoeuvres it as they see fit for attack and defence; and furthermore, this omnipotent technique even allows them to capture the enemy at the same time. With their tremendous life force, the trees can pierce through earthen walls, and extend their branches at their prey in an instant. Even stating that Konohagakure wouldn't have been established without this technique wouldn't be an exaggeration. The rate at which it grows is 50m per post, there is no post limit although every post it takes the amount of chakra that an S-Rank Jutsu would, the trees can grow up to three kilometres tall although are likely to fall down, and the number of trees generated depends on the user's preference varying from a think large scrub or a small area of trees.


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PostSubject: Re: Senju Clan    Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:33 pm

For your jutsu how many trees can be created at once, how high are they, and over how large of an area per post can they cover?
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PostSubject: Re: Senju Clan    Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Senju Clan    Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:53 pm

A 100 meters per post is a bit much even for an S rank jutsu. Knock it down by half or more and you should be good.
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PostSubject: Re: Senju Clan    Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:56 pm

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