View Full Version : Ishtar: Fate
07-15-2011, 06:28 PM
The final act. The beginning of the end.
Still in development. But coming soon.
Chapter 1 (http://www.naruto.viz.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5282319&postcount=5)
Chapter 2 (http://www.naruto.viz.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5288274&postcount=6)
Will there be an epilogue?
07-16-2011, 03:52 PM
Of course.Now I gotta start writing on the other ones first before I even think about this one.
/Pool's stamp of epicness
07-22-2011, 04:39 PM
In the dead leafless forests. Lone went chasing after Ishtar. Either to assist him, or bring him back to the Heaven Warrior's base. Lone stopped in his tracks. Someone was waiting for him. "Akio." Lone said. "Is there something you want?" asked Akio, sitting on the ground facing the opposite direction playing with his puppets. "Playing with your dolls?" Lone said. "They are not dolls!" Akio stopped the movement of his fingers and his puppets fell to the ground. "Koji and Bunta are my master pieces." He explained. "What's so special about them, Akio?" asked Lone. Akio smirked. "They were former ninja's. Meaning I turned them into puppets. I have a collection, but only worthy ones are allowed into my collection. I've been collecting them for years. I recently added my tenth addition." explained Akio. "Are you here to stall me?!" said Lone. "Correct." said Akio getting up. "You're not going to pass me. You will finally die and Ishtar will be caught. I have my orders. I'm either to destroy you, or stall you as much as I can." admitted Akio. "I see." said Lone. "Well, shall we get started?" smirked Akio. "Summoning!" An explosion of smoke burst out. As the smoke cleared, Akio and his puppets were ready for combat. "10 puppets. One for each finger. Let me introduce you to my collection. Here we have Koji, Toka, Bunta, Gato, Tobi and on my other hand we have Cole, Pyro, Hiruko, Animal and....Zack." He smirked wider. "You monster." said Lone gritting his teeth. Lone quickly placed his hand on his sheath. But before Lone can make his first move, with just a move of the finger, Akio activated Koji's special ability. The puppet's eyes glowed. Lone's world was plunged into darkness. Everything was pitch dark. "There is no way you're going to defeat me. The Mugendai Karuto will prevail! We outnumber you fools who foolishly try futile attempts to stop us in our plot of victory."
I walk slowly through the dead looking leafless tree's of the forest wastelands that are of Mugendai Karuto's territory. With my brown robe and hood, I walk silently and carefully and avoid any traps that were set to delay me. I was surprised none were set. I start thinking. Tonight, Either I will die, Naraku will prevail, or I will have the upper hand and kill he him. I am here, I thought as I lift my hood from my head. I look up at the now abandoned Mugendai Temple. The very place where the infinity cult performed rituals. I would not be surprised if Naraku has mastered the dark arts of necromancy in this very temple of witch I now stand before. ~Creeaak~. the door made a sound when it was opened. I peeked into the darkness ahead of me. I walk forward without fear as auto-switches turn on the lights revealing desecrated tombs, altars, blood smeared all over the walls, the half eaten corpses. I slowly make my way past the temple and I see a dark hallway. I walk through, still without fear. I then realize Im not in a hallway anymore, but a large room. But I cant see anything. Then, out of nowhere, came this blinding light and I can see this figure of a man standing at the end of the room, but whats he doing? I look closer and I gasp. Squelching noises are heard throughout the room, The figure stops, then slowly turns his head and looks at Ishtar. There's no doubt about it. This is Naraku. I recognize those shades of his. That hood. The black robe with flame patterns. The huge neck collar with bandages witch covered his mouth. He slowly stopped eating the corpse. I can't see very clearly, but I think the bandages covering his mouth were undone so he can eat. The dead ninja lay next to him with blood smeared on the ground next to him. The dead ninja he has been feeding upon has satisfied his hunger. He grabs a black cloth that was worn by the dead ninja and ties it around his mouth trying to hide his face. The shades witch were on the ground beside him was picked up and put back on. He finally says "Ishtar, greetings, Im very glad that you made it, I was starting to worry that you weren't going to arrive. But you came at the perfect time." Naraku says as his shades gleam in the light. "Im sorry to say this, but I'm not growing impatient. Actually, Zero is growing impatient. But so am I." said Naraku as he slowly limps toward Ishtar. "Dont you dare come any closer Naraku." AI said as I quickly place my hand on the handle of my blade. "Naraku, Just what the hell are you planning, huh?" As Naraku limps and creeps closer without saying a word, I then make the first move as I swipe out my sword and twirl around throwing it at a nearby wall, and in that split second, pull out my second sword and run forward toward Naraku, only to jump up toward the ceiling and sticking the sword up there. I let out a smirk on my face and say "Naraku, tonight, we perform the battle of all battles to see who is worthy of having that very sheath that you comfort your sword in." I let out a big smile of confidence and prepare a chidori in the right palm of my hand and fall off the ceiling toward Naraku. Naraku gives a surprised look, as if he wasn't expecting that, Ishtar pierces him in the heart from above with his chidori.
"Demonic Illusion" A voice echoed within the darkness. Lone could not see in the inky darkness. He looked around trying to find a way. But knew there was no way out. Lone kept walking. For awhile, he kept on walking and walking. He saw something up ahead. Lone squinted to see what it was. It was a coffin standing upright. It opened up revealing spikes. It looked like it was used mainly for torture or killing. Lone turned around and walked the opposite way. He looked back at the coffin again. It was closer than before. lone picked up the pace. He looked behind him again. He started running. It was closer than ever. Until...
Lone opened his eyes. He was on the ground. He got up, and brushed himself off. He started brushing his legs off. But as soon as he did that. He sensed something. He looked up quickly to see a black shadow rushing toward him. Lone jumped to the side to avoid a shadowy being flying past him. "I see you've woken up. What you just saw was the near cause of your death. But another thing you saw was a demonic spirit. Let me elaborate further on Koji's abilities. Koji, my puppet, can send the opponent into a genjutsu. What else is that he can use his special arm mechanism to shoot out the souls of the dead. The souls of demons. It works like this. The arm mechanism is a jutsu itself. It calls the souls of the dead. Koji can use them as ammo. That's right. Koji's launches out demonic souls to attack with his chakra weapon. It calls upon only the foulest of spirits." explained Akio. Lone knew that this was going to be one heck of a battle. Lone looked to the left of Akio and saw a coffin standing up right. "What is that?" He asked. "That is one of Bunta's ability. He summons up coffins that contain dead ninja's whom I collected over the years and were worthy enough, but not worthy enough to be added to my collection." he explained further. "I see." said Lone.
Meanwhile, Ishtar makes "contact" only to phase right through Naraku like some kind of ghost. "Ishtar, I congratulate you, really, I've watched you grow and you might just have what it takes to defeat me." Naraku's shades gleam. "However, You, who would be seeking my sheath and sword, two legendary items." The voice booms and echoes in the vast room "You must be pretty damn stupid to face me alone knowing that your life is forfeit." As Naraku surprises me from behind, he suddenly places his hand on my head using absorption arts immobilizing me, making me kneel to the ground mindlessly. I drop my sword.
The purple shroud surrounding Naraku's hand was placed on my head. "I........can't.....................mo...ve........" I thought as I started drooling. "Ti...me....to...activ....ate.....light...eye...ver sion..............1." I thought again. My eyes turn a yellow sclera with black pupil's, I then suddenly push myself forward with sheer willpower. I start gasping for air. I looks behind me and I see an eye on Naraku's palm. I give a stunned look. "What the hell?" I say as I am now in lighteye 1st state. I conjure up a chidori and rush forward toward Naraku being sure that this time, it will hit. Right before I make contact, Naraku grabs the wrist of my hand that is now wielding the wild chidori with quick precision and reaction speed, all with the aid of the eye on his Naraku's palm. He then channels his chakra into my wrist disabling the chidori "You know Ishtar. Now you won't be able to use that for several minutes. I want to ask you something, What's going to happen if you defeat me? What are you really after? Other than trying to kill me. Which is useless. Cause you know you can't beat me."
"You and the scabbard as well as the legendary sword is mine. These are vital tools." I said with a confident smile. I pull out a kunai with my free hand and aim it for Naraku's head point blank range. Naraku jolts his head back as the kunai misses his head and nearly breaks his shades. "You're walking the path of power. If you defeat me, This sword and scabbard will only confirm your destiny. If I win, Mugendai Karuto will win. Watch yourself." Naraku says as his hand has turned a grey tint. He grabs my throat with his free hand. "This is one of my necromancy arts. The art of rot on touch." Naraku explains. "Heh, Its not that easy." I said as I reverse the direction of my kunai as it is now facing the other way in my hand. "Naraku. I want to know." As I make a quick stabbing motion toward Naraku's hand of rot before he touches my throat.
Akio stood there, with his ten puppets. "You will not win." he said. Koji lifts up his arm to shoot. Lone quickly senses and jumps to the side to avoid being shot down by a demon spirit. "Koji." Akio said. Koji obeyed and started rapid firing. Lone looked around him. A whole bunch of demon spirits, which looked like people surrounded Lone. "Can you defeat us?" challenged Akio. One of the demonic spirits spit out acid toward Lone. Lone jumped to the side again. The spirits circled around him. The acid spit looked deadly. The demonic spirits stopped. They then spit out acid to form acid armor, acid bows, acid swords, and other hardened weapons. "Yeah. I can beat you." challenged Lone back. Akio laughed "Hahahahahaha. That was funny." he said. "You over estimate yourself." Lone said.
Naraku is now aware of the kunai aimed for his hand. In that instant, his skin solidifies and turns to a turquoise tint. Clang! As the kunai comes into contact with his hand. "Know what?" Naraku says. I'm suddenly pushed back by some unknown force. "Recognize this technique, Ishtar?" Naraku says as he becomes enshrouded in red aura. I was pushed back onto the ground by some strong invisible force. "Yes, I do. I know that technique anywhere. Is it not Lilina's Offense-Defense Technique? What are you doing with it?" I ask curiously as I get up from the ground. My eyes turn orange. "Lighteye Third State." I say as I inhale and perform handsigns for Fire Style: Flamethrower toward Naraku. Heh, he wont be able to react quick enough to use his offense-defense mode, There is a time delay for each use, I thought as I let out a stream of flames from my mouth. Naraku see's the flames coming at him as he mumbles, "What a waste of chakra...Jutsu Cancellation." Naraku says as he snaps his fingers and the flames disintegrate into nothingness. He unexpectedly runs towards me. "I see Naraku is going to use the benefits of the red shroud aura he has cloaked on." I turn around and start running. If he meets contact with me in any physical way, I'm done for. I thought. Time for a chidori, not on my right hand, because he disabled chakra flow to that hand for several minutes, but my left as I start prepping for another chidori. I turn around and strike at my follower.
Meanwhile, Akio and Lone were just starting their battle. The spirits started to circle around Lone. Lone looked around to see if any would attack so he can counter back. The first move was made. One spirit with a sword attempted to strike Lone from behind by flying into him. But before he can slice through him. Lone swiftly dodged and struck it with Kinbu, his sword. The shadowy demonic spirit howled as it disintegrated into nothingness. "Acid armor won't protect them." Lone said. Another one with scissor hands and another with an axe came at Lone from both sides. They screamed their battle cries of the dead. Lone closed his eyes in that instant. Time seemed to stand still. Lone's sword started glowing. He quickly opened his eyes. Kinbu let out a blinding flash. Warding off the dark evil spirits.
I strike into nothingness, surprised, as there is nobody there. I hear a whisper from behind me. He rests his hand on my shoulder. "You shall meet your mother and father soon enough.......When your dead." I feel the hand resting upon my shoulder behind me. I have a dreaded feeling over me. The chidori suddenly dies out in my hand. I was finished. There is no escaping the impossible. I kneel down on the ground on my knee's realising my defeat. I wait for death as I prepare for the worst. "Don't worry, this will be swift." He walks away, still cloaked with his red aura, he creates a link between us, a red chakra thread. "The red chakra thread of fate, is what its nicknamed Ishtar. And on the squeeze of my fist, your heart will fail." Naraku turns around and stares at me with gleaming shades "Now, die." He then squeezes his hand shut into a fist, stopping my heart.
The demonic spirits are being warded off. "Demonic Cannon." Akio ordered. Koji lifted up it's arm to rapid fire more demons. The demonic spirits surrounded Lone in a sphere of darkness. Akio smirked. In a sudden instant. A blinding light erupted from the core of the sphere of darkness and blasted the spirits away. A beam of light shot toward Koji the puppet. Koji burns and disintegrates into ash and dust. "I-I didn't see that coming. So it is true. Lone, is it? I've heard rumors that you control light. It's very fast, isn't it? It looks like I'm gonna have to start getting serious then. 9 puppets. Judging from the exploits I've heard about you, I should be expecting to lose a few my puppets. But you will not prevail!" Akio said getting into a serious stance with his 9 other puppets surrounding him.
I squeeze my chest in pain as my heart beats faster and faster, not knowing when it will stop. I am literally on my knee's with my face touching the ground clenching my chest. This is......the end. I then feel something. My......mind.....It feels like its being absorbed? A mind numbing feeling? I think in utter confusion. Why is it that Im not dead? I quickly open my eyes in utter shock and amazement.
07-24-2011, 07:43 AM
Akio had set up 10 puppets. Lone had destroyed one. But the battle was just getting started.
"Let me ask you this. Why were the spirits able to use acid to form weapons?" asked Lone. "Good question. It is because they need something to attack with. They are demon spirits after all. But they can also take possession of you and corrupt you with darkness, your light drove them away though. Oh well. Lets get started." Akio said.
Lone readied himself. Akio moved his fingers about. Six puppets circled around Lone. Three other puppets, Bunta, Gato and Toka were used to defend Akio. Pyro, Animal, Hiruko, Tobi, Cole and Zack circled around Lone. Lone watched them surround and move around him.
Zack the puppet made his first move. He rushed from behind Lone attempting to use his giant scissor-like weapons to slice through him. Lone had sensed this. Sand had quickly swarmed over Zack in a sand prison leaving only his face and weapon visible. Lone turned around to face him. Lone looked into his lifeless eyes. "Zack. I swear I'll avenge you." Lone said. From the side, Tobi, whom was painted white, had yellow star shaped pupils, had a long metal tongue and it's neck looked like it could extend. Tobi's hands weren't hands at all but multiple tentacles. Tobi did not have legs either, but more tentacles. Tobi had made his move by charging toward Lone with the sharp end of his tentacles out from the side. Lone jumped back to avoid the attack. From above, Pyro flew from above. He opened up his wooden mouth and sent a giant fire ball toward Lone. "Dragon Ball Jutsu." said Akio. Lone had recognized this puppet now. This Pyro was one of the seven Dragon Warriors. Lone clasped his hands together to form a sand barrier around him. Zack was still immobilized by sand. Lone was in a hardened sphere of sand. The Dragon Fireball engulfed the sand sphere in flames. The flames weren't going to die out. So Lone spread out the sand barrier and buried the flames into the ground. "So you decided to rob the graves of some of the Dragon Warriors. I recognize three of them among your collection of puppets. Pyro, Animal, and Hiruko." figured out Lone. "Correct. But I couldn't find the other four. But three of them are satisfactory." said Akio. moving his fingers about masterfully. Bunta's second coffin sprung up from the ground.
"I see you've woken up from your illusionary battle." Naraku says as he removes his hand from my head. "To think, you thought you broke through my genjutsu out of sheer willpower with your lighteye kekkei genkai. But in reality, I have broken your will. Do you think its possible to break out of a genjutsu of witch the darkeye located in the palm of my hand when it took hold of your mind, is even possible? No. Now, have some time to catch your breath and inhale and exhale until your finally able to fight. Go ahead. I'll let you recover." Naraku's shades gleam. He ignored my question from earlier. I wanted to know something. I am still kneeling in the exact same position as when my mind was first taken hostage by Naraku. He lets go of his grasp and I start gasping for air and coughing. I slowly crawl away from him gaining more strength as I stand up. I turn around. I'll have to be more cautious, I thought. My right arm that's been disabled should be able to use chakra now because it was all just a genjutsu. "Well, Lets start the real battle!" I said as I activate my lighteye, turning my sclera yellow and my pupil's black. I then become shrouded in a light aura shroud. The sword that's been planted in the wall to the side glows with light as I come rushing toward Naraku with a charged up chidori.
Meanwhile, Lone kept dodging the relentless attacks from the puppets. Akio looked like he was dancing as he performed masterfully with his eyes closed, and smirking. "I can beat with my eyes shut." said Akio. Lone had an idea. instead of trying to deal with the offensive puppets, he should deal with Akio's defenses. Zack suddenly broke out of the sand and came after Lone with his scissor-like weapons. Lone sensed him from behind. Lone swung around to shoot a light beam at Zack. Zack barely dodged it, by reflecting the light with his scissor-like weapons. The light just missed Lone's head, and it travelled toward Akio also just missing his head. Akio gave a stunned look of surprise. Lone knew he was going to win, but he couldn't give now. The attacking puppets closed in around Lone as the third coffin sprung up from the ground.
Naraku quickly takes out a small summoning scroll from his pocket and lays it out on the ground with unmatched speed as he plants his foot on the scroll. Poof! A four pronged shuriken had appeared in his hand. Naraku threw the shuriken at the chidori wielding Ishtar rushing toward him. "Your going to have to do better than that!" Naraku laughed. "Oh really? I'm determined to defeat you. I'm not gonna lose!" The sword that was glowing with light on the wall, was connected with Ishtar's light aura capable of transporting Ishtar to the exact same location as where the sword was glowing. As I see the shuriken being thrown at me, I quickly stop and deactivate chidori, closing my eyes, trying to focus. "Iron Skin." I said as I opened my eyes catching the shuriken with my bare hands. "Heh, your shuriken rigged with "secret" string is getting old, Naraku." As I drop it onto the ground. I then take out a paperbomb and then.......poof! I disappear in a flash. But where was I? I had teleported by uaing my light aura chakra to get to the location of where the sword was glowing that was stuck in the wall. I throw the paperbomb in Naraku's direction surprising him from the side whilst the sword on the ceiling started glowing and in a yellow flash, I was gone. The secret string that was attached between the rigged shuriken and Naraku's hand had failed. Naraku let go of the string. He was then caught off guard to the left as he saw a paperbomb being thrown at him. "Mobility Control!" yelled Naraku as he altered the trajectory of the paperbomb a little bit as he activated his offensive-defensive mode, to shield him from the explosion. He had almost no time to react to it. Boom! An explosion had occurred very near Naraku, Naraku jumped away to avoid it. The entire shoulder area of his robe has been skin revealed and blown off. His defense skin returned to normal as there, right on his shoulder, was a bloodshot eye. "3 Seconds to recharge." Said Naraku as he was again caught off guard when he looked up at the ceiling, only to see me. As I fell from the ceiling of the room, Naraku only had 2 seconds left to recharge. His defensive mode is also delayed. But wait, There was still the offensive part for Naraku's offensive-defensive jutsu. I suddenly spotted the eye on Naraku's shoulder as I fell. Now what is that? I thought. Naraku had 1 second left. But I landed behind him instead. I had a plan. I quickly grab the string that was attached to the rigged shuriken. and quickly turn around only to meet the invisible force that was part of the offensive-defensive jutsu. A pattern huh? Naraku keeps switching between his force field attack and his hardened skin. Offense-Defense-Offense-Defense-Offense, I thought. Exactly like Lilina's jutsu. I have a theory. "Ishtar." Naraku said as he turns around and holds out his palm out toward me and uses the same telekinetic barrier to push me away. "Give up!" He said as he strengthens the repelling effect of the jutsu to push me back farther and with much more force. The eye located on his shoulder turns a red tint. My body feels all light and funny feeling and my vision got blurry from the feel of the barrier. I go flying across the room feeling weightless, But I still had the string in hand. I'm holding one end of the string while the other end is tied to the shuriken somewhere behind Naraku. Thats a perfect plan, I thought, But comes with its own risks as I feel the crushing feel of myself slamming into the wall. But not without the rigged shuriken coming this way! "What?!" This time, Naraku had no time to react to such a well strategized plan. The shuriken then pierces through the skin of the shoulder, where the eye was located. Ishtar could barely hear the screams of Naraku. "My eye! My beautiful eye!" Naraku glances at his shoulder only to see a destroyed eye in its place. The rest was blocked out as Ishtar fell unconscious.
Lone kept dodging every attack and countering back. Akio finally said. "Dust hammer!" The dust technique can do molecular damage. You're finished, Lone. Akio thought. Cole the puppet made a giant dust hammer in his hand and with both of his hands, lifted the hammer above his head from behind Lone. Lone quickly swung around to shoot a light beam.
"Ugh.." I groan as I slowly and painfully get up. Looks like I outsmarted you this time. But the scabbard and that sword Naraku had, by now, He should be completely healed. Oh well, I'll find some way to utterly defeat him, I thought, As I completely stand up and conjure up a chidori in my palm. "Stop holding back, Naraku. Show me what you're really made of. Show me the seven beings who dwell within you! Show me Hugh!"
Cole the puppet was destroyed. Akio gave a look of surprise. "You're better than I had originally thought." He said glaringly. The fourth coffin pops up. "But this is where I end it. Giant Fire wave." Pyro opened up it's puppet mouth and a stream of fire came out. The fire built up quickly as a sea of fire was created. Pyro performed hand signs. The sea of flames came alive and created a tidal wave of fire. The other puppets were safely behind Pyro. Lone watched as the giant wave was about to crash down upon him.
lord of puppets
07-24-2011, 10:06 AM
07-28-2011, 04:20 PM
07-29-2011, 06:24 PM
Last Arc sneak peek:
Ishtar stood there, looking at what he had done, he was no longer Ishtar. The world lay in ruin. The lands were swallowed by the sea's, the sun was gone, a never ending downpour of rain, an eternal thunder and lightning storm, disaster struck everywhere, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornado's, fissure's, volcanic ash blocked the sun where the rain hasn't reached yet. The world was a living disaster. There was no hope. Lone, presumed dead, was laying on the ground. Ishtar raised his hands up in the air. I had suddenly remembered, all the enemies I've conquered, I had bested many top tier ninja's and even all five demons of nature. The legendary mythical dark eye is mine, I have no more need for the trophy weapons I've collected through my battles. I've got THIS weapon. I'm...immortal, untouchable, indestructible. I have mugen power. Unlimited chakra is at my disposal. "Who's going to stop me now?"
08-01-2011, 11:39 AM
the sneak peek is interesting.
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