Hello, everyone! It's me, Madara Uchiha, formerly KenshinAkagi. I've decided to post my newest Naruto on Bulbagarden. Brief warning, though, before we start. This story will be much darker later on, dealing with war, death, and brief mentions of Rape. I'll, of course, edit some of it to be better suited for Bulbagarden if it is generally unimportant, or post an authors note beforehand if it is important. For now, the story will sit comfortably at a Teen Rating, though a few chapters in it will become Mature. Let's start.
The early years of the Elemental Nations were known by very few people, and practically no records of the period survive other than old tales and legends. The only thing that all of the myths and legends had in common was the constant war in those days, between armies and kingdoms of all sizes.
While everyone agreed on the presence of a massive war, there were a few more theories that several researchers cited as completely ridiculous. The existence of a Princess who attempted to stop the war. A massive Tree, said to be a God. A Man, who was called a Sage who was killed fighting a massive beast with Ten Tails.
However, there was one legend which held more truth than any other; in fact, it was the only true account, written by The Rikudo Sennin's eldest son, and currently locked deep away in a location known only to the Uchiha Clan. The tablet it is written on is considered a sacred treasure of the Uchiha, who guard it with their lives.
During the time of The Great War, Hatred was everywhere. War was constant, death and despair descended upon those who lived. Until a Princess by the name of Kaguya arrived.
Kaguya, princess of a small kingdom, wished for the end of the war which had taken her family. She set out on a journey to the center of the continent, soon arriving to the base of the Shinju. The Shinju, with its branches ascending to the heavens themselves, gave an aura of power and protection. Princess Kaguya prayed to the Shinju, as a fruit appeared on a branch. Kaguya believed the fruit was the Shinju's blessing to her, and consumed it.
What she did not know was that the Shinju always bore fruit every 10,000 years, a manifestation of its godly powers. When Kaguya ate the fruit, she gained the ability of chakra, and led her troops into battle gaining victory after victory.
But all was not well; the other tribes and kingdoms united and destroyed Kaguya after a battle that lasted six years, but not before Kaguya gave birth to a boy named Hagoromo.
Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki, like his mother, possessed the legendary eyes known as the Rinnegan and a fierce desire for peace. As he grew older, he traveled the land, teaching the meaning of chakra to people and the abilities to use jutsu. But the Shinju, angered that Kaguya had not returned chakra to it, transformed into a humanoid beast with Ten Tails, and set out to regain its chakra. But the Juubi's great connection to the Natural World would be its undoing.
Due to the intense wars, the Natural World reeked of human hatred, which infected the Juubi turning it into a mindless beast bent on destruction. The Juubi waged destruction across the lands, until Hagoromo rose to challenge it, and protect Humanity...
Hagoromo rose quietly from the bed he shared with his wife, Kiyoki. He paced around the room, silently mulling over his decision. Kiyoki spoke up. drawing him from his thoughts. "I know what you're planning to do, Hagoromo. It's okay."
Hagoromo looked his beautiful raven haired wife in the eyes. "Kiyoki...I...I don't want to leave you and the boys...but I have to do this. I'm sorry." Kiyoki just gave a small smile. "Kiyoki...If I don't make it back...watch over them. Izuna and Itama need to be looked after...If I die, tell them I died protecting them and everyone else."
Kiyoki shook her head. "Baka, you think you're going alone? I'm going with you, of course." Hagoromo stared at her, but he shook his head. This was his burden to carry, his fight. His mother was the one to anger the Shinju in an attempt for peace.
"You can't, Kiyoki. I...I can't lose you, and the boy's need a mother."
"No! None of the tribes will stand by my side! I will be forced to go all out against the Juubi, and it will be far too dangerous for you to be there when that happens!" Hagoromo was yelling by this point, and Kiyoki flinched back a bit, but did not drop her gaze.
When Kiyoki spoke next, her voice was bitter. "Those stupid tribes, continuing their war while you fight to protect them...Why do you do it, anyway?! They will never understand your sacrifice!"
Hagoromo's expression softened. "Because I hope, that with the power of my Sacrifice, that they will understand how much I love them. And with that love, maybe they will find the power to break the Cycle of Hatred they were stuck in years ago..." A distant roar sounded off miles away, and Hagoromo closed his eyes. "It is time...I love you, Kiyoki." Hagoromo and his wife kissed each other, one last time, but Hagoromo broke it quickly. "I must go."
Kiyoki nodded, tears in her eyes, as Hagoromo threw on his cloak and Magatama. He grabbed a large black staff from the corner of the room, and looked at Kiyoki one last time. "Remember the Love I bear for you and the children. I apologize for being so selfish...But I must leave to protect you."
Hagoromo briskly walked out of the house, stopping only to kiss his sons on the forehead as they slept in bed. The Sage left the house soon after, took one last look at his home, and disappeared in a body flicker, arriving in a massive field. The Juubi, it's ten tails swinging wildly around it as storms rolled in dropping lighting and rain, roared a challenge to the human who chose to fight it.
Hagoromo focused his power as the front of his hair curled into horns, and a silver light began surrounding him. His Magatama necklace, a gift from Kiyoki, glowed as they sucked in the natural energy around them, transferring it into Hagoromo's body. His Rinnegan glared defiantly at the Juubi's eye, which Hagoromo shuddered realizing that his 'Eyes of Samsara' were mere offshoots of the grand eye of the Juubi. His Magatama stopped glowing as he finished entering his Sage mode. It was time to test the powers of The Sage of Six Paths against the Juubi No Shinju.
The Juubi swung his tails down in complicated patterns, at a speed faster than most humans could detect. Even Hagoromo, with the great sight enhancing powers of the Rinnegan, had trouble seeing the tails move. He jumped into air with the use of chakra, ducking under one tail and jumping atop of another. One tail nearly whacked into him, but Hagoromo swung his staff knocking it away, barely.
Hagoromo's hand switched into a strange form of cannon, showing his Asura Path in play. He concentrated chakra into the cannon, firing hundreds of small chakra bullets at the great beast. The Juubi merely swatted the bullets aside, before swinging a massive arm into Hagoromo's chest. Four more arms grew out of Hagoromo's side via the Asura path, holding onto the arm, than swinging Hagoromo on the top of the hand before it smashed into the ground. The Juubi attempted to raise its hand until a puff of smoke appeared, dropping a massive weight onto its hand. The Juubi glared at the sight of a massive panda with Rinnegan eyes holding his arm down.
The Juubi had no time to react as it sighted the Sage shoot into the air atop a massive Falcon with Rinnegan eyes, diving right towards it. The Juubi swung its free arm in an attempt to kill the Sage, only for the Sage to point both hands at it. "Shinra Tensei!" A massive invisible weight shot Juubi's hand back, as Hagoromo jumped off of the falcon which flew steadily in the sky. Black rods appeared in the sleeves of the Sage's robes, which he threw down at the Juubi's trapped hand. Hagoromo flipped through handseals, making the Chakra Rods hundreds of times larger.
The panda jumped out of the way of the two spikes as they embedded the Juubi's hand, than used his massive strength to force them straight through into the ground. Hagoromo jumped onto the top of one of the massive rods, going through hundreds of handseals before putting his fingers to his lips. "Fire Style: Great Fire Annihilation!" A massive roar of flames shot from the Sennin, striking the Juubi and releasing clouds of smoke. Hagoromo tensed as he sensed something still moving, than jumped out of the way of two of the Juubi's tails.
A third tail went to strike him, and Hagoromo shot a blast out of his cannon arm to move it out of the way only for a fourth tail to slam him into the ground. A fifth and six tail slammed into him as well, driving the Sage even further into the ground. As the seventh tail was about to fall, a massive blast of gravity shot the tails back. "Shinra Tensei!"
Hagoromo stood shakily up, blood dripping from his lips. He clutched his staff, as it transformed into the Sword of Nunoboku, made by combining Nature Chakra with his staff. The sword was black, in a Double Helix shape. As the Juubi swung its tails down again, Hagoromo summoned his four other arms, than began transferring the Shinra Tensei's gravity manipulation. As the Tail met the blade, a massive gash cut into it as blood-shot from the wound, the tails being launched back towards the Juubi.
The Juubi grasped the Chakra rods embedded in its hand, swinging them to destroy the panda summoning. The Juubi's great eye glowed with a fierce intensity as black flames roared across the land. Hagoromo finished a long list of handsigns. "Water Style: Grand Water Vacuum Wave!" A massive wave of water smashed into the flames, formed a large vortex that absorbed the flames. Hagoromo became shocked when the flames, instead of being extinguished, merely began burning over the water as well. The Juubi continued firing bursts of the black flame, hitting Hagoromo with a direct hit.
Hagoromo screamed as he began using the Preta Path to absorb the chakra from the flames, sending the Water vortex crashing into the Juubi, burning it with the flames as well. Hagoromo clutched the wounds he had suffered from the flames, but gave a small grin when he realized his chakra was back to full. He slammed his hands on the ground, summoning a massive two headed dog, several giant chameleons, a few giant salamanders, and a giant panda, all with Rinnegan eyes via the Animal Path. He than switched to the Naraka path, summoning the massive King of Hell statue which shot its tongue out and consumed Hagoromo.
Inside the mouth of the King of Hell, Hagoromo smiled as his wounds were recovering. Outside, on the other hand, the Juubi was laying wreckage upon the Summons, destroying most of them with a few swings of its tails. A few invisible chameleons shot their tongues at it, only for the Juubi to clutch them and destroy them. The Two headed dog was constantly multiplying, no matter how many times the Juubi destroyed it, until it shot dozens of bursts of black fire which destroyed it as well.
Hagoromo shot forth from the King of Hell statue, slashing the Sword of Nunoboku in a wide arc, which launched a wave of pure Natural Chakra at the Juubi which reared back. The Juubi roared as all ten of its tails converged on its mouth, forming a massive purple ball of energy. The Juubi swallowed the ball, shooting it at Hagoromo at a speed he was unsuited for.
Hagoromo activated the Asura path's defenses as he held his hands in front of him, activating both the Preta Path to absorb the attack and the Deva path to repel the attack. Blood began dripping down Hagoromo's lips as the attack hit, the strain of quickly converting the Tailed Beast chakra into his chakra, than into Natural energy, than back out as energy for the Shinra Tensei taking its toll on him. The attack eventually ended, however, and a massive hand knocked the Sage far away until he crashed into the ground. Hagoromo stood shakily, coughing up blood as his cloak lay around him in shreds.
Hagoromo's Rinnegan flared, as he raised his Sword into the sky. Time for one of the ultimate attacks of the Deva path. "TENGAI...SHINSEI!"
A meteor began descending from the heavens, as the Juubi raised its arms and tails and began slowly stopping the meteor's descent into the Earth. Hagoromo snarled in anger, summoning yet another meteor to crash into the first at a much higher speed. Hagoromo knew that the impact of the meteor's would undoubtedly destroy a large part of the continent, quite possibly creating a large hole in the Earth. The Juubi prepared yet another black ball of energy, preparing to fire it in a way that would destroy both meteors. Hagoromo aimed his cannon arm straight into the Juubi's eye, shooting a massive blast of chakra just before the Juubi fired.
The resulting explosion caused the Juubi to horribly disrupt its concentration, causing the attack to launch prematurely and off aim. The Bijudama shot a massive blast of meteor into the sky where it stayed in Earths orbit. The remaining meteor's, no longer being stopped by the Juubi, crashed into the Juubi itself, causing a massive shockwave. When Hagoromo opened his eyes once more, it was to the sight of a massive crater carved deep into the Earth. The Juubi climbed out of the pit, lava scorching parts of its body. Earthquakes began shaking the land.
Hagoromo jumped forth to finish the Juubi, swinging the Sword of Nunoboku in a complicated rhythm, easily blocking the Juubi's attempts at striking him. Hagoromo landed on top of the Juubi, and placed his hand on top of its massive head, activating his Human Path.
"You have brought the world much suffering, Juubi No Shinju! But it ends here! I will take your power, and become the Sacrifice necessary to end the cycle of Hatred!" Hagoromo yelled, his Rinnegan narrowed as he concentrated on his task. "LET ME SHOW YOU! THE POWER OF HUMAN SACRIFICE!" Hagoromo began drawing the beasts soul out of its body, preparing the seals he had made beforehand to seal the Juubi within himself. The seals began glowing softly, than went silent. Hagoromo's eyes widened as he realized the horrible event that had just taken place.
"I went to far with the Tengai Shinsei...I...I don't have enough chakra..." Hagoromo muttered, before activating his Preta Path. As he began consuming the Juubi's chakra at a fast rate, his senses alerted him to an attack from behind. As he swung his Sword around, he failed to block the massive tail that dove right through his chest.
Hagoromo coughed up blood. 'I don't have enough chakra for the sealing...Only enough for...' Hagoromo thought to himself as he began making seals. "CHIBAKU TENSEI!" He yelled out loud, a large dark orb crackling into the sky, drawing everything towards it. The Juubi began going closer and closer to the orb, being swept up by lava and rocks. Hagoromo pumped more and more chakra into the technique, even as Juubi grabbed him too. Hagoromo looked at his greatest opponent in the eye, and whispered silently, yet it was heard even over the roar of the lava and breaking rocks. "This is the power...of my Sacrifice...my Love." Hagoromo let out a scream in incredible pain as he felt his entire body become crushed by the mixture of rocks, lava, demonic energy, and his own Chibaku Tensei.
"I have enough...energy...for this...Kiyoki...Itama...Izuna..." Hagoromo closed his eyes, as he used the final last of his power, his very soul, and sent the massive moon-like object into the Earth itself. The Juubi roared as its body was burned away. Hagoromo merely frowned.
When people would approach the sight of that great battlefield, the only thing they could find out of the ordinary was a small tree sapling, growing innocently among the wasteland.
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