- Name: Information Gathering
Participants: Moon Village, Sun Village, Missing Ninja
Reward: 20 EXP
Location: Any region
Details: As a shinobi, it is crucial to have as much knowledge as possible, whether it is about the enemy or your own area. This mission tasks you with gathering critical information from a local area. This could entail detailing the region's layout, spying on an out post or a traveling group of people, or disguising one's self to eavesdrop on conversations of value. This mission pays out for all kinds of information gathered as long as you were not detected.
Requirements: Your post must be at least 600 words.
The next mission Letony would embark on, takes place at the Silk Sand Coast. Letony would exit the gates due west, heading directly for the path which leads straight to the white sandy desert’s coast. There Letony planned to perform some reconnaissance, and deliver the information back to Nikkousato. He would find one of the many small villages that littered the area, and gain Intel on anything Nikkousato should know about. Letony was particularly interested in any fraudulent actions of trading, as many goods were sold, and shipped by merchants along the coast. The village was required to keep an eye on such dealings, and thwart any nefarious trading that was occurring in its outer regions. Letony figured this would be an excellent place to test his skills as a shinobi, and gain some insight into the operations of the village’s regions. First exiting the gates on the western end, Letony trekked through the Infinite Canyons. His footing made a graceful transition from the red sand of the desert, and stone to become soft white sand under his feet as he walked. Each step he took placed a small crater into the white sand leaving a trail that someone could potentially follow. Letony let his mind be at ease with that situation, but it was something he considered while still walking toward the Silk Sand Coast. A slightly vegetated area appeared directly ahead of Letony as he approached closer to the Sand Port. There were palm trees scattered throughout the white sands, and small fits of little bushes. On the palm trees were coconuts, but they didn’t contain much else. The place seemed devoid of any large creatures, only small creatures, and lizards would call this type of habitat home as it wasn’t substantial enough to support them.
Moving forward Letony entered a path which sat between the brush, and the palm trees, that led him directly to the Sand Port. When he escaped from the enshrouding vegetation, Letony was finally able to see one of the village’s he’d heard about. It contained many indigenous people, and several others such as tourists. There even appeared to be a few shinobi there too. He could see men loading large crates on to boats at the dock by hand. And there appeared to be some general chatter near the boathouse that drew Letony’s attention. From outside a window to the boathouse, Letony would creep around the edge of the building, and eavesdrop on a conversation. The conversation seemed to be between a Captain, and a local merchant responsible for hauling the goods. “The last shipment made it on time,” the merchant seemed to be excited towards the captain’s success at delivering a shipment, “I have another load ready whenever you are!” The man hadn’t said enough to be cause for concern to Letony, so he continued listening, crouched outside the windowsill, keeping his body hidden from those outside and in. “Yea, I’ve got all the weapons for those missing-nin ready to go,” the merchant said in a lower toned voice. The captain abruptly shouted at the merchant, “Keep it down!” Letony was smiling on the inside, but was serious enough to keep quiet. He’d heard enough. A local merchant was shipping weaponry to missing-nin. Such a discovery could lead to an intense operation by the village to track those shinobi through the shipments. This was brilliant. Letony formed a hand seal, concealed from prying eyes, and performed a body flicker to create distance between him and the boathouse as quickly as possible. He would leave and head to report back to the village, what information he had gained.