Fighting Style Points Within the world of Naruto and here on The Ninja RP, characters have various styles that they use to harness their chakra and how they use it within the world and their own bodies. These styles are typically known as Ninjutsu, Genjutsu, Taijutsu, Ijutsu and Kugutsu. Each of these styles has their own value within the ninja world and has a different theme about them, which shall be described in detail later on in this section. Within the framework of the Ninja RP, characters have a limited number of style points which can be spent in a number of different ways. Style points can be spent to gain new styles or to increase existing styles “levels”. There are a total of 3 levels per style, whose effects get more potent the more style points are placed within them. The three points are placed into what is known as levels represent the user’s ability to learn different levels of jutsu, allowing them to learn and master more complex techniques the stronger their affinity becomes. Style Descriptions: Ninjutsu: The universal style, they deal with elemental and non-elemental jutsu, basically the magic of the setting. Ninjutsu is possibly one of the most varied styles, with its applications allowing for a variety of creativity and usage. Most users of ninjutsu master either an element or a theme for their techniques, but on occasion, many just dabble in different arts. Taijutsu: Run in and beat everyone up, Taijutsu users are masters of physical combat and desire nothing more than to smack someone with their fists; to cut them with their sword. They pretty much focusing upon blunt action, conditioning their body and preparing themselves to become the weapon rather than using chakra to throw around weapons. While this style can be limited due to how physically taxing it can be, a strong foundation in Taijutsu can usually mean the difference between life and death. Genjutsu: Masters of the illusion, genjutsu involves messing with the senses of the target in order to create illusions. Normally users of this style tend to keep their abilities secret and take advantage of the various weaknesses found within the body to cause disruption and confusion in others. Genjutsu users tend to lean more on the control side of chakra rather than the spamming of it, a precise and clever style, they rely on getting the jump or luring into a trap over just brute force. Ijutsu: Also known as Medical arts, Ijutsu involves the healing of others through both chakra and surgical procedures. Users of this style end up attempting to become scientists of the body, finding new ways to heal others and improve their physical conditions. They normally become expert surgeons allowing them to implant various bloodline doujutsu into others. One can’t have abilities/jutsu that provides healing without having at least a minor within this style (see below). Kugutsu: Also known as Puppetry is a style involving the manipulation of man-made puppets typically through chakra strings. While many end up trying to experiment on how to make their puppets stronger, or how to twist the human anatomy into a puppet, the majority of users simply desire more tactical options and the technical aspects of puppetries designs and execution. Puppetry users can control Puppets depending on their rank and style point level. With it being 2 puppets at E-D rank, 4 puppets at C-B rank, 6 puppets at A-rank, and 8 Puppets at S rank. One cannot control puppets without this style. Levels: Minor: The user of the style is just starting to learn its finer points. The user may learn up to B-Rank jutsu non-Kinjutsu, within the style, if other factors permit it. Kugutsu users can control up to 4 puppets. Major: The user of the style has finally started to grasp the concepts of the style and learned how to perform higher level techniques. The user may learn up to A-Rank jutsu non-kinjutsu, within the style, if other factors permit it. Kugutsu users can control up to 6 puppets. Specialist: The user of the style has become adapt to the point where almost all jutsu are available to them. The user may learn up to S-Rank Kinjutsu within the style if other factors permit it. Kugutsu users can control up to 8 puppets. Your Style Points All characters that have a bloodline start with 4 style points to spend, which can be spent in any way, they could place 4 points into 4 different styles or place them all into just 1 style, or somewhere in between. One may purchase style points at 1,000 EXP per point, up to 2 additional points, meaning that a character can have up to 6 style point’s total if they have a bloodline. Non-Bloodline Characters:A character that does not have a bloodline starts off with 5 style points to spend. If they do not have a bloodline they can still purchase an additional 2 style points leaving them with 7 style points total.