Name: Scout the Border
Participants: Moon Village, Sun Village
Type: Solo Mission
Reward: 20 EXP
Location: Within a village's region
Details: Just like how patrolling the village is vital to its safety, it is also imperative to make sure the nations' borders are secure. Your task is to spend time roaming the regions' borders and making sure nothing looks out of place. This includes wandering and inspecting the main road, outing bandit camps or arresting thieves. While it can be boring at times, you never know what is going to pop up out in the wild.
Requirements: Your post must be at least 600 words.
Letony’s next mission would require him to finally step outside the village walls. He has never left the confines of the village ever since he arrived from the Frostlands. This would be an interesting experience to say the least. Letony felt a slight paranoia at the thought of leaving what was now his comfort zone. This was a simple mission, however. He would perform a routine scouting of the village’s outer regions, checking for potential security risks and other hazards to the village. He received this C-Rank mission alongside the other he already concluded.
As Letony approached the village gates he noticed the routine guards stationed there, watching as they turned toward him. He would remain silent and the guards would nod recognizing Letony as a shinobi of the village. “I’m on a routine patrol. Nothing to see here,” Letony says just loud enough for them to hear, he was annoyed by all the staring. He wanted nothing to do with them, he simply wanted to complete his next assignment. Getting back to the Konowari clan barracks was essential. There were many things he still had to learn about his own clan and ancestry. Also, there was him getting to know the village and its people better since he had just recently arrived here. And so, the fifteen-year-old Letony traversed the gates to go complete his next mission.
Letony praised Vayu he left his cloak at home. The heat here was sweltering and quite depressing on the body to say the least. Letony could handle the heat, it was the cold that pissed him off. It was just a reminder of the cruelty endured at the hands of that old bastard. At least his hood shaded him from the direct rays of the sun but now the canyons seemed to perform this act on his whole body. Letony’s feet etched small craters in the sand as he walked, he would take note of his own tracks and marked the canyons as he walked to keep track of his return to the village. He used a simple survival tactic, using the tanto he had to slash “X’s” every few feet. Just by looking at The Infinite Canyons Letony could tell getting lost was a high possibility, not the mention the name.
“I doubt I find anyone out here at all. This seems like a waste of time,” Letony murmured to himself, getting more and more pissed off as he walked. He wondered if he might find one of those bandit camps mentioned on the mission’s dossier, it would be nice to get in a little workout.
It seemed a bandit camp was out of reach at this moment while Letony was out patrolling the border. What emerged to become his true enemy was in fact nature. The clouds shifted and the sky darkened as the winds erupted in a whirlwind of sand threatening to cover over Letony’s immediate vicinity. Letony had little time to prepare as he grabbed his sash and tied it around his head, unraveling it from his waste. He would cover his entire head with sash and breath through it. Seeing would be a bit more difficult so he needed to move fast to avoid losing his vision as the cloud approached. He needed to find a quick exit which was the tips of the canyons. Using the general shinobi skill of chakra control Letony found the nearest marked canyon and ran up it. He would reach the top of the canyon just in time as the cloud passed harmlessly below him. Now looking down on the maze of canyons Letony could see more of the area and noted the geography for future travel. He could still see the village gates too which was also a relief. After several hours out wandering Letony felt his job was done here. Nothing to report today which seemed rather odd. Back at the village gates, Letony entered the village suspicious about why he didn’t find thieves or bandits. It was like they were tipped off or something. No matter, it was time to get some studying done and prepare for the next task.