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In an attempt to expand our role playing areas and further flesh out the world our characters live in we are going to be holding our first ever location contest! Do you have creative ideas for wonderful parts of our world? well this is your time to shine. The contest is quite simple, create a location using the template below, of any wonderful and imaginative location in the world of Shinobi Generations. Like every contest there are a few simple rules and guidlines which will also be detailed below. This is your chance to let your creative juices flow and create something that will live forever on our website. At the end of the deadline we will create a poll for our members to vote for the location they like the most. Depending on the amount of entries we will be allowing 1-3 locations to win. Please post your entry for the contest down below, and good luck! The deadline for the contest will be June 30th.

 

The Rules

  • Your location must be a small to medium sized location, do not create whole continents.
  • Your location can not be futuristic and must follow the setting of Shinobi Generations.
  • Your location can not include any structure or establishment that is currently inhabited. It can include buildings or structures but they must be abandoned or ancient.
  • You get one location per person, not account.
  • When submitting the location please include which region it is located in, using our World Map as a guide. The location can not be in land owned by a village.

 

The Rewards

  • 2500 Ryo for the winners
  • Your location becomes apart of the world and will have its own forum added to the website.

 

The Template

Name: (The name of the location)

Region: (The region the location is in)

Appearance: (Briefly describe the look of your location, please provide an image in a spoiler)

Description: (Briefly describe the location, keep it simple, maybe add some rumors about the area)

 


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Name: Vault Of The Yukikage 

Region: 60

Appearance: A narrow stone bridge spans over a large lake of water which should be frozen, yet remains in a liquid state. The bridge leads to the mouth of a giant face carved into the side of a mountain. The bridge leads to a dead end, but during certain times of the day people say that they can see a glow coming out from between cracks within the large stone face. 

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Description: The vault is tucked away in a far away and desolate area of hundred with is pretty mountainous as well, making the journey difficult to begin with. The face is ancient, and carved in the likeness of someone who the ages have long since forgotten. People have claimed to know a person who's said that they've seen the mouth of the mountain open up and allow people within. No one knows why the face is there or it's purpose, but it was given it's name, because many believe that an ancient Doton master once buried away an ancient weapon of incredible power he deemed too dangerous. Other's claim it was once a treasury of an ancient civilization, and a few believe that it's a prison for some form of ancient evil. The Stone is incredibly strong (X-Ranked) and had not been broken by the dozens of expeditions who set forth to claim the vaults treasure. Leading many to believe that the treasure will never be found, or it's simply waiting for the right person to uncover it.

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  Region Name Valley of Spirits

  Region Number | 48

  Region Description |

 Originally said to have been a mass burial ground used by multiple villages during the aftermath of the Great Shinobi War, over time the Valley of Spirits gained a sacred status with it being common to find a variety of shrines.

 

 Naturally, the location has become susceptible to different folk lore and myths, ranging from stories of shinobi spirits wondering the area in search of their original villages, to many believing the torii structures located here being a gateway to the afterlife. In order to appease the spirits supposedly dwelling here, it has become custom for travelers to light the lanterns of shrines.

 

 

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Name: Fuyu-Toshi Ruins
Region: 45
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Buried deep in the dense forests of the southern continent is an ancient city built on stone pillars. These large pillars number in the hundreds, the vast majority still standing with only a few dozen having collapsed near the outskirts over time. The city is built on concrete platforms held up by the 100 meter long pillars and connected by stone walkways and staircases. Most of the outer city is made up of old wooden housing and commerce districts, however near the center of the long abandoned city is time worn stone masterpiece after time worn stone masterpiece. Great arc’s decorated in a foreign script that remains unreadable by modern scholars, masterwork carved stone fountains that dried up years and years ago, and most spectacular are the three grand shrines that make up the city center devoted to gods whose names have long been forgotten. Directly in the center of the ruined city in the sky is a casket, sealed by a powerful force that has yet to yield to modern archeologists. The whole city is overgrown, having spent at least a hundred years uninhabited, with wild animals making homes in the abandoned buildings on the outskirts of the city. Oddly enough no living creatures make the temples nor the city center their home, no animals, not even insects.


Description:

Travelers have been admiring the artistic pillars in the southern forests for as long as people have been recording their travels. While there are many references to the great ruined city being held up to the sky, there are actually no surviving records of anyone who built the massive pillars or the beautiful city that sits atop them. There have been two recorded occasions where groups of people have attempted to move into the ruined city, each time the civilization is lain to waste, once by a plague, the second time they all just disappeared. With a history like that most people are content to admire the beautiful ruins from a safe distance.

 

It is only recently that the shinobi world has taken a more scientific interest in the city on the pillars. Archaeological teams from numerous villages and organizations have made small work camps on the outskirts of the city while they study the city center, camps that have been abandoned over time still remain in some fashion.

 

What’s known is that there is something at work in the center of the city that is tied to the three temples and the coffin. What’s not known is just about everything else. There is a new city that’s sprung up under the pillars, this city is ruled by a fairly opportunistic Daimyo named Ikkzen Toshi. He’s turned tourism into a powerful industry, he also has a stranglehold over who gets to visit the city. He’s used this stranglehold to handicap the powerful shinobi villages, if they want to send their researches they must first guarantee his safety, and his wealth.     

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Name: The Glacial Crown

 

Region: 24

 

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An ancient structure that juts out from the peak of the End of the World mountain looming over those foolish enough to attempt to scale this monstrous, treacherous frigid rock. The ancient necropolis aptly named the The Glacial Crown for it's crown like appearance from it's circular structure with the main building erect in the middle and towers surrounding the structure give it the appearance of a crown that had been frozen. An extremely narrow, treacherous path leads up to the necropolis that is at the world's end. Upon first beholding sight of this structure one can instantly see the massive ancient gates that are adorned with a headdress. Right above the headdress jutting extension there is a circular room right above it that seems to give off a faint bluish hue like a topaz.  

 

Description: Seated upon the icy summit of the End of the World's mountain peak, the Glacial Crown is quite the sight to behold an ancient necropolis with an eerie atmosphere around it, there are no other supporting buildings to this necropolis to indicate that anyone lived anywhere nearby it looms over the edge of the world jutting over the edge. It's ancient tombs hollow and only the whisper of death lingers with it's icy frigid grasp howls through the narrow hallways of these ancient catacombs. Naturally those rare few who ever returned from their trek to the end of the world claim that they had seen and felt a truly sinister presence and the air always smelled of death and decay. There are claims that those who spend more than a few hours within the Glacial Crown lose their sanity and speak of wyverns and ice demons. However one can never deny the instant sensation of dread the moment they step into the grounds of this ancient burial site and it seems to simply haunt them thereafter. A foreboding presence lingers watching for those who desecrate it's ground, it's no wonder all the ancient treasures left behind are completely untouched. Gold and silver artefacts buried with the deceased who have all been touched by the unholy touch of frost. Their flesh still partially intact but withered and ancient looking, the most eerie of all there are fresh bodies still rosy in color lying in the tombs.     

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Name: The Forest Of One Thousand Steps.

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Description: A long forgotten stairs which are located within a Forest. This stairs have been build and placed here for several generations now. Known as the Forest Of One Thousand Steps the iconic name that it received from the rediculious amount of steps it takes to get to the top of the Forest which is on a mountain. This place is filled with trees, flowers, bushes, vines, dirt, animals of almost any kind, and even a waterfall once you've reach the top.

 

Trees that reach the sky almost devouring the traveler when he reaches the steps. No one knowns if they are truly one thousand steps but many people believe they are. As everyone that walks up the steps always feel very tired once they have reach the top. The waterfall comes from the Jettobasu Sea travels threw the mountains them falls upon the Chuukan Sea. The waterfall itself is beautiful the clear blue water almost transparent, if looking down to the bottom of the waterfall the traveler would see a river like stream running down to the sea. Trees would surround the stream yet leaving opening to see the sea and nearby islands. 

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Name: Mizukari Volcano ( Suirō Kazan, 水竜火山 )

Region: 46

AppearanceRising approximately eight hundred and thirteen meters from the ground, immediately surrounded by two miles of saltwater and marshes that lead into thick jungle and higher ground, lies an active volcano. The black rocky earth shapes a triangular dome with tall spires of volcanic rock that give the volcano its spicate appearance. Grey smoke billows from its peak year round, and at night the smoke appears yellow from its sulfuric content.

DescriptionIn the forty-sixth region not too far from the coast of the Sandaa Sea. Though it is smaller than most of its kind, it is known to be much more volatile. Its first eruption was over two centuries ago, so it remains a fairly young volcano. Its first three eruptions were fifty years apart, but after the third the eruptions began to be more frequent, going from every fifty years to thirty and now it erupts about every twenty years. During its down times the waters of the area have become rumored to have medicinal, even healing, affects if one can handle the extreme heat of the waters. Mizukari's last eruption was during the Great Shinobi War, now it is due any time to erupt once again.

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Name: Forest of Giant Mushrooms

Region: 47

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Description: A massive forest made up of mainly large mushrooms. These mushrooms can range anywhere from  one to fifty meters tall and come in various shapes and colors. Its a very vibrant yet dark forest, with the tops of the mushrooms blocking out most of the sunlight. The forest itself is a very moist, cool and shadowy place, filled with large amounts of vegetation and animal life. Its a very beautiful yet dangerous environment, playing host to a large amount of deadly plants and animals, and even housing rouge ninja or criminals due to how easy it is to hide within the forest. Many travelers come to the forest for its beauty and wonder, only to find it holds darker secrets. The mushrooms are said to hold hallucinogenic properties, acting as a drug for any who are able to consume a piece of it.

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Name: Ygdrassil

Region: Region 40

Appearance: Above the clouds themselves, the tree stretches out into six directions, one direction for each branch: each branch being the size in mass of a small island. Each branch bears old ruins, abandoned yet all six ruins share one carved path into the center which leads to a small ancient kingdom at the peak of the tree. 

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Description: A giant ash tree that reaches far into the sky, obscured equally by the clouds above and mountainous base below. From below, the trees roots burrow deep into the mountain base and farther into the ground in three different directions. The mountain base itself, is a giant mountain with a hollow center where this tree was once planted. From the ground view, the tops of the mountain cannot be seen above the ever-present clouds. For this reason, the world tree Yggdrasil is never seen and very few know that it is more than a legend. One small village lives at the base of the mountain, supposedly remnants of the fabled world tree. They regard the mountain as sacred and possess a legend about Yggdrasil that they guard with the utmost secrecy from outsiders. The land itself is a large island just west of Yuki Sea. The mountain takes up the majority of the island, leaving very little habitable land.

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Name: Cave of the Hitodama (Dōkutsu no Hitodama, 洞 窟 人 魂)

Region: 3

Appearance: The cave is located near a loosely-frozen delta facing the ocean in a northerly direction. It is about five miles long, stretching into the arctic mountains of the region, with several deep crevasses spanning the narrow width of the cave. Frozen pathways and stone pathways alike are layered in frost and ice, but lead back to the rear of the cave. The polar cave has ceilings as high as 8 m and as low as 1 m. There are no secret or hidden pathways, just one direct route that the sea itself carved out of the land during times of storms or floods. Along the length of the cave runs a slow moving, 1 m wide river which culminates in a small but deep hot spring in the very deepest point in the cave. This river occasionally freezes over, though due to protection from wind, can more frequently be found moving from the back of the cave to the sea, starting from the spring itself.

 

Description:

Adept and practiced sailors and pirates alike over a hundred years ago once sailed to this area and stored hidden chests of stolen treasures and their own ships within the entrance of this cave. These old relics are preserved in ice in pieces and in whole parts within the cave. It would be as likely to find half a ship jutting from the ice upwards as it would to be able to find a solid box of ice around a tiny treasure chest. During times of war, this well hidden cave was used for hiding, as a meeting place for spies and as a private place for small communities to rest before escaping by sea. The floor is made of solid slippery rock, as are the walls. There are stalactites and stalagmites, sparkling, rising from the ground or dropping from the ceiling like staves and swords. The cave smells of salt and of sulfur from the deeply located hot spring and a crunching briny crust layers the edges of stone and ice alike in pure white.

 

Despite the frequency of use in times past, the cave has fallen into disuse with the Great Shinobi War long ended. Every now and then, civilian and shinobi alike choose to investigate the cave for possible usage but few return. They say the cave is awash with floating lights, silver and blue spirits and soul flames of the dead, or hitodama. Whether this is through a trick of light, a trick of the mind, or an actual phenomenon of the dead lingering and haunting the depths of this once prosperous polar place, none currently know. A rumor started more recently, by those who did return after a visit to the cave, suggests that the hot spring at the rear of the cave might have started growing mosses, bacteria, or some other form of sessile organisms responsible for creating a deadly and un-researched poison. Some say the reason for the dead spirits and the multitudes of people who visited the cave and didn't return died quickly from exposure to the poison, but it is unknown if it was through ingestion, inhalation or from some other cause related to being in an arctic cave. Several locals have investigated and returned with dismal eyes, admitting to have been to afraid to venture the full five miles into the cave to find the hot spring.

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Name: Motonori swamplands.

Region: Region 11

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Description:These dense Swamplands have not been explored in many years. Filled wit exotic wildlife, new materials and even unknown herbs and vegetation.... what mysteries lie within its fog and marshes ... (To be extended ) brain fart :/

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Name: Shoudogakure no Sato and Ibitsu Juuryoku no Tanima - The Village Hidden in the Scorched Earth and The Valley of Distorted Gravity

Region: 55

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The Village Hidden in the Scorched Earth

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The Valley of Distorted Gravity is an arid land of scorched earth that bears the scars of epic battles from ages past. One such scar is deep gorge that runs jaggedly through the dry cracked region. The chasm created appears to be bottomless, though it is not, and is constantly filled with a dense haze that rises out from the depths. The haze is a mix of chakra and electrical energy that causes an imbalance in the region's magnetic field. While this does have odd effects on metal and the like, the most noticeable effect is on sharp stones that have been inundated with the energy for decades, causing them to float at varying in the ravine and higher up air outside of it. Many unique looking red rock formations dot the landscape, but there is no noticeable flora or fauna present. When night falls, the moon works with the rock formations to cause tricks of the light. Several travelers have reported seeing strange figures because of this, though the haunting sounds that accompany these sightings indicate that they aren't all illusions.

 

If one braves descending into the foggy fissure, they may find one of the extremely well hidden entrances into a lost world - Shoudogakure no Sato, The Village Hidden in the Scorched Earth. It is an underground metropolis that was seemingly advanced for its time. Row upon row of abandoned buildings in various states of disrepair remain lit by glowing orbs that give off the same sensation as chakra. The entirety of the deserted village is littered with weapons, bones, and signs of old struggles. Some of the weapons are broken and covered in what looks to be rust, but is really exceptionally old dried blood. Closer examination would reveal that most of the bones have gnawing marks on them. Sound tends to reverberate in the lonely city and not all of it comes from whomever might be visiting. A single tower rises in the center of the village, bearing much resemblance to the kage towers of the modern day, and somewhere hidden deep within the underground ghost town there is a sealed mausoleum nearly bigger than the village itself. Strange occurrences are more common below the ground than they are up top no matter the time of day.

 

Description: In days long since gone, this region now only known to the general populace as Ibitsu Juuryoku no Tanima, or The Valley of Distorted Gravity, was considered the birthplace of shinobi as it was where their story began with the Sage of Creation and the Sage of Life. While the legacy of the brothers and the Grand Sage story lives on, at least in bits and pieces, the tale and location of their homeland has been lost to the annals of history. What rumors do circulate of the actual area itself revolve around the strange landscape being a potential spiritual nexus that is responsible for the bizarre gravitational effects and also causes the souls of those that have died in the area to linger as well as darker things that feed upon them. This is fueled by strange sightings of shadowy figures and haunting wailing, screaming, and growling that seem to occur most frequently during the night.

 

Yet truth is stranger than fiction, or at least as equally strange. The corrupted magnetism field and the strange sightings of ghosts and ghouls are both part of the aftermath from the Sage of Life's body having been sealed via fuuinjutsu below the surface. His body now resides in a nearly impenetrable mausoleum deep within Shoudogakure no Sato, also known as The Village Hidden in the Scorched Earth, which was actually the very first shinobi village, long before Yamagakure was established in Lightning's territory.

 

It was the other shinobi that comprised the village over a century ago that make up the second anomalous aspect of the area. The fuuinjutsu seal that was used on the Sage of Life was so strong that it affected every last living creature within the village to some extent, preventing them from leaving the area of effect, aside from the Sage of Creation himself. They became trapped in the village, its underground location fitting for the grave it had become. Driven by fear and hunger, the shinobi began to shed much blood in the name of freeing or feeding themselves. With the combination of power from the seal and the Sage, the overflow of chakra from the warring ninja, and the sheer amount of dark deeds and spilled blood, the survivors that outlasted the effects of the seal and death by the hands of their own friends and family were turned into something monstrous that have been stalking the landscape ever since - never growing older or satisfying their hunger.

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