The beginning of everything
A chill runs down your spine as a freezing wind blows. Snow falls around you as you stand and look at the three wolves, the landmark of the Land of Iron, home of the JSA (Joint Shinobi Academy). It has been a long walk from you and the 39 other shinobi from your village lead by each village's Kage. The sight of your destination so near can only be looked upon as an exciting opportunity.....or the end of way of life. Although a beacon of hope for the shinobi world, there are those who look upon this venture and seek only it’s failure.
Finally reaching the base of the wolves the snow falls harder on you than ever before. You are met by a massive wall, covered in ice and snow. As you take a moment to register what you are seeing your Kage is gone within a flash, on their way to attend the Kage summit which is occurring symbolically on the same day as everyone's first day here. As all of you look around, curious as to what they are to do a new voice echoes and says
“Welcome everyone. If you would like to escape from the cold and get a little warm please make you way inside. If you can make it up the wall that is.”
Suddenly the wind blows harder, sending the falling snow into a frenzy, obscuring vision and causing an involuntary clutch of whatever garb is being worn.
Pulling his cloak, sweater, scarf, and hood tighter, Setsuna could only think to himself
“This is ridiculous, why do we have to be cold, I can’t stand being cold. Achoo!” *Sniff,sniff*
Looking at the wolf shaped landmarks of the Land of Iron Setsuna’s breath caught in his throat. This was the land of samurai, the land of his father. The appeal of finally getting to see his father’s homeland added an extra pep to his step. Traveling through the war torn after effects of the war had left a bad taste in his mouth. Setsuna was happy to leave all those graven images and dirty looks behind for the neutral and placid faces of the samurai.
At the foot of the mountains Lord Saizou, the Hokage of the leaf village looked up at the wall just as everyone else did. He stood, completely unfazed by the weather. If anything it looked as if steam was slowly rising from him and as if the snow melted before it made contact with his skin.
“Child's play.” was all he said before he vanished from view.
“Da fu--” was escaping Setsuna’s mouth as he was interrupted by the voice. With a smirk on his face after the instructions were ordered he thought in line with the Hokage
“I got this.”
As the winds raged he first focused his chakra into his feet. Then he attached wire to three of his kunai and threw them in an ascending, although not entirely straight, pattern up the wall,the wire hanging from the end of them. Grabbing hold of the wire of the first one Setsuna readjusted his katana as he placed his right foot on the wall and began his ascent. As he reached level height with the first kunai he decided this was taking to long and proceeded to perform the shushin jutsu up the wall. As he reached the limit of length on the first wire he yanked it out of the wall and threw it past the third kunai as he grabbed the end of the wire hanging from the second kunai. It was in this manner that Setsuna reached the top. As he made his way over the wall and took in the scenery he thought
“God it’s cold, I can’t wait to get inside. Achoo!” *Sniff*
The Hokage had been the last to enter, opting to take his time along the way.
“You kept us waiting Lord Hokage” a feminine voice said.
“My apologies General Lyn, I was just admiring the city.”
“Well now that you have finally decided to grace us with your presence may we now begin?”
“I agree with Lord Mizukage I would like to get this meeting over with.” Asserted the Kazekage
“You would agree wouldn’t you.” Purred the Raikage
*Chukle* was all that the Tsuchikage did. Before the situation could devolve any further General Lyn cleared her throat.
“Please, this is exactly the reason we have gathered here today and why we are starting the Joint Shinobi Academy. However, before we can get into that we must first discuss the attacks that have occurred on each of your soils, and what we plan to do about the group launching these attacks.”
Everyone fell silent as the reality of the situation sunk in, and it was on this somber note that the Five Kage Summit began.