WAR HAS COME
The Yuki clan has been destroyed. In the early hours of the morning the clan was attacked by a large militia forced comprised of skilled shinobi. Some managed to get away, but the entirety of the main branch of the clan (including it's leader and elders) are confirmed dead.
Outside of the land of fire, the world is in a state of disarray. Clans bicker - small skirmishes have broken out across all of the neighbouring countries.
Sunakagure has now adopted a no-touch policy to the politics of the world and severed all communications with the village, using their geographical location away from the conflict to their advantage.They focus on regaining lost village strength and becoming more economically resilient than Konoha.
The Uzumaki clan are accused of the attack, and of genocide due to the bloody history and ill will both clans harboured towards one and other. The Uchiha clans rush to their defense, having formed close ties in the previous war, leaving the other clans of the world divided in opinion. Seeking an opportunity to prove themselves to the noble clans, the Aburame offer their support and resource to the newly formed alliance. The general consensus is that of disgust towards the Uzumaki clan right now.
The Senju and, by association within forest country, the Nara rush to form an Alliance in apprehension of an invasion by the newly united group of clans in the east and their dishonourable coalition. They are joined shortly afterwards by the Hyuuga monks, enraged by the lack of respect for life.
OUTLYING CLAN STATUSES:
Akimichi (Would like an opportunity to retake some land off of forest country and show the Senju that they are not weak)
Jetsuki (Previously supported the Uzumaki clan but are keeping well away from the fighting as it hasn't affected them)
Kaguya (Thrilled to see a bigger war want Konoha to join in so they can sell them weapons)
Inuzuka (The main clan branch's whereabouts is currently unknown)
Arumaze (No current leader, but are an absolute asset that other clans will try to win over for their healing jutsu)
Followers of Hachiman remain confused - the Yuki clan were highly respected because of their initiative in the war of the east, but was it the will of god that they meet their demise - or a spineless slaughter orchestrated by a clan who wouldn't admit their actions.
The Lord Hokage Kajiwara has decreed that the village will in no way shape or form join the ongoing disputes. Konohakagure is a village that houses many different clans and refuses to pick a side.
Due to the above, the village of Konohakagure is now no longer actively being served missions from the main clan branches, who fervently demand action and aid against their opposition.
Attacking other villagers openly is unacceptable and will be treated as treasonous.
All other unlawful conduct is to be taken doubly serious in this time of great turmoil, so if you are reported expect severe consequences, as it is a risk to the Village's reputation if it's shinobi are seen to pick sides publicly
OUT OF CHARACTER GUIDE
Back at the village, key individuals receive personal messages (delivered by hand to avoid leaks) from their clan leaders and elders. Their replies and what actions they perform as an outcome of this may decide the fate of the world clans as we know it.
You, as a character, now have the ability to affect the world. Pick your side and win enough of a following - you may end up swaying the Hokage to provide decisive assistance to your chosen alliance of clans.
Please do your best to participate in the spirit of the arc. Use prejudice, break off longstanding friendships and get right into it.
Do not use this as an opportunity to troll or otherwise harass other players using the arc as an excuse. Remain respectful OOCly and play out your character as they would react, not as YOU would react.
Above all, enjoy this RP. If successful, and the community buys into it with theories, thoughts, ideas and a little of their own initiative we will definitely make these ARCs a regular occurrence.
THE UZUMAKI ALLIANCE
Uzumaki - Uchiha - Aburame
THE SENJU ALLIANCE
Senju - Nara - Hyuuga
Arumaze - Jetsuki - Kaguya - Akimichi - Inuzuka
Posted by WILL