No Ryuutei of blood had ever managed to perform medical techniques. It was an impossibility for them, supposedly due to their overwhelming raw chakra. The focus required was immense, tremendous mental focus and willpower was a necessity, and Ryuutei couldn't manage it with their chakra.
They used to say that about Genjutsu, too.
He'd proven them wrong, proven that dedication could overcome any barrier. His eyes stared down at the scroll as his jaw locked before he released a breath. Then it opened. The first medical technique was based on standard recovery.
Healing Hands, it was called.
Shifting himself slightly in place Satori examined the instructions on the scroll. He would need to have wounds that were equivalent to first degree burns or minor lacerations to practice the technique it would seem. Narrowing his gaze, Satori clenched his hands a few times before his claws extended. Raking them across his arm, causing the crimson liquid to run down the limb before he relaxed his hand.
Now came the next part. Channeling chakra and specifically using it to target the cells within the injured area, encouraging healing. His jaw set slightly as the wounds decorating his arm throbbed before he placed his hand on top of the wounds. Claws still dripping the blood fresh from the wound, he began.
Initially, the difference was nearly impossible to properly balance out. The flow either caused the cells to rapidly increase and instantly turn into scar tissue, leaving the rest of the wound open. Or it would put in too much energy and cause the cells to instantly die, worsening the damage. The balance was incredibly difficult to manage.
Releasing several breaths after what had felt like hours of training, Satori fell back and stared at the wounds on his limb. The healing process was, quite frankly, near impossible to get a proper grip on. Visualization was going to be key but he felt like he was missing something, and that something was only going to come with more practice.
Resigning himself to that fact, Satori straightened himself out before stretching his arms above his head. Ignoring the throbbing pain in his injured one, before leaning back and beginning once more. There was nothing to it but practicing; he'd known from the start trying to get a proper grasp on everything was going to be nearly impossible after all.
For the next few hours, Satori would do exactly as he'd said that he would. Dedicating himself to nothing but practicing the mending technique again, and again. Initially, it had no show of effect in the slightest. It felt more akin to hitting his head against a wall instead of performing a technique.
But then, finally, he felt it. The slightest shift of the injury as the flesh began to slowly crawl over toward the center of the wound. Releasing a slow breath, he grinned to himself. Success. If a bit late. It wasn't a perfect mastery over it, but a few more days of practice would most assuredly fix that if nothing else. Taking a breath he grinned and lifted his hands up.
More practice was all he needed, now. This was proof. Ryuutei could, in fact, learn medical techniques, and that meant an entirely new door had opened up to him. He didn't need to bother with elemental natures. What he was going to acquire was more than enough to make up for anything that hey may have been able to grant him.
For the next few hours, well until night began to fall, Satori practiced the medical technique on himself. Constantly re-opening wounds before beginning all over again until he had managed to become proficient enough in it to comfortably use it on another.
The next day this process would continue. The next technique on the scroll evolved the principle of medical techniques and combined it with the usage of Taijutsu. He couldn't help but contemplate how fitting the ability was to be combined with his own Taijutus style.
The techniques allowed one to transform parts of their body into soft, malleable states that could then stretch and extend beyond their normal limitations. It was named the "Soft Body Manipulation" technique and had a variety of different benefits and possibilities. Frankly, the fact it allowed you to extend and manipulate your body in exotic ways alone was a tremendous tactical benefit.
The base technique was something that entered familiar grounds. Channeling chakra into the body and holding it there, focusing on it and amplifying the body. This was normal. He was used to doing exactly that for his combat training and due to it, he got the hang of the next one relatively quickly. Grinning as he felt the fluctuation of chakra, he only had to take it a step further and introduce yang release into the mix.
Changing his cells structure and body so that he would become more malleable, flexible. From here the progression was relatively painless, allowing him to follow through the steps and begin. Initially practicing by using its basic principals to extend his limbs and alter his body shape, before beginning to delve further into the benefits of the technique.
Soon he was releasing his limbs in high-speed strikes, extending his body to reach things up to nine meters away and even began the process of amplifying his bites with medical chakra that made them feel more akin to a snake. The process was specifically designed to cause intense pain, and combined with how powerful his jaws and fangs were, it'd be quite the beneficial attack all things considered.
After hours of dedicated training using this form, he was able to move on to the next. This time, the style was far more advanced. Instead of amplifying or altering his body, something Satori was quite used too, he was forced to approach it from a new angle. There was no power enhancement to this style but instead focused on releasing basic medical chakra into the hands to allow for pin-point attacks against the pressure points.
This could be used on himself, to amplify his physical abilities, or it could be used to debilitate and weaken an opponent by repeatedly striking their own pressure points to cause numbness and eventual paralyzation. By the end of his little training session, Satori was flicking across the training grounds with amplified power and speed releasing barrages of jabs and stretching himself to test the limits of the new techniques he had learned.
Beyond pleased with his progress, he knew it was time, to begin with, the next step to all of this. He'd mastered the standard D-Ranks, and now it was time to evolve into the C-ranks instead.
The next technique on this list was something called "Chakra Scalpel", essentially a blade of chakra that he could manipulate and alter at will into a blade that could dissect an opponent alive. Perfect for debilitating an opponent by cutting tendons or shutting down proper physical mobility, or even cutting through key arteries and organs.
Suffice to say, Satori was excited to learn such a devastating technique and went into it with absolute focus and dedication to push himself as far as possible as quickly as possible. The first few attempts hadn't benefited him too much. There was too much focus on proper control compared to the others, holding a refined blade of chakra that could shift in and out of states of matter was a difficult concept to grasp.
However, as the hours ticked by with attempt after attempt, Satori was finally able to properly push himself past that initial barrier. Getting the hang of it to the point that cutting through flesh and a few inches into the body was possible, perfect for basic surgeries, and more importantly, for cutting through exposed arteries with only a touch to the throat or chest. A potent weapon and support tool added to his arsenal.
The next step was moving on to a form of combat a bit more familiar to the youth in the form of raw physical power. The technique apparently was designed to overwhelmingly empower the user's raw physical strength by channeling their chakra directly into the body and muscles. This required incredibly refined chakra control and balance as in order to maximize the benefits of the chakra one must release the chakra with each blow or action.
Satori clenched his hands a few times in thought at the process of what was required in order to utilize a technique of such a degree. Chakra control was already difficult, but to perfectly manipulate it so that every attack and action he performed was balancing it out? That was a new level of control that was required. Bemused by this idea, but without a way to particularly make use of it otherwise, Satori could only throw himself into his training.
For the next few days, Satori did nothing but hammer away at the usage of amplifying his physical power using the technique. Initially, there was little to no difference. However, as time progressed he was able to eventually evolve his chakra to the point of pinpoint precision. Not an easy thing to accomplish, in the slightest, but it was important. An evolved variation of this technique existed within the scroll.
That much he knew; and if he was going to progress then he needed to master this. Besides, what better way to increase his basic chakra control than learning a technique that forced you to become an expert in the field or lose a limb?
He had to cling to those thoughts ten hours into the training when his arms were covered in burns and bruises from chakra backlash ripping into his flesh. Something that forced a more instinctual ability within his body to activate to compensate. The use of his medical chakra flowed through his limbs in an attempt to ease the pain; and instead of minor wounds mending, he felt something else stir.
The bruising began to rapidly vanish, the fractures in his bones mending, and though his limbs felt a bit stiff afterward he stared down at the steam flowing from his skin. The effect was identical to his father's regenerative prowess. A grin split across Satori's lips at this realization. Even if it was accidental, this meant he had managed to build upon the technique his father had used and push it to a new level.
Suddenly reinvigorated physically, Satori was able to continue pushing himself. Every strike, every burst of chakra through his limbs to enhance his striking power, was worth the pain and drawback. Eventually, even his massive pool of chakra began to deteriorate until, finally, Satori was forced to slowly fall back and relax. Falling into a seated position as he stared at the large crater his hand had caused an impact to the training ground.
A grin split his lips. Cherry blossom impact, huh. it was one hell of an offensive technique, but the fact his body was able to regenerate from it purely from his bloodline was pretty incredible too.
This opened up entirely new doors. How quickly could he regenerate from wounds if he combined medical techniques and yang chakra with his clan's regeneration? How far could he go? Perhaps he'd even be able to recover from lethal damage that he had sustained with the right amount of time and practice.
Satori was excited to find out.
- Techniques Learned:
- Soft Body Manipulation [D] [150 Words]
Soft Body manipulation - Surprise Whip [D] [150 Words]
Soft Body Modification: Writhing Agony Fangs [D] [150 Words]
Ijutsu-Reverse Chakra Palm [D] [150 Words]
Ijutsu - Chakra Palm [D] [150 Words]
Pressure Strike [D] [150 Words]
Healing Hands [D] [150 Words]
Chakra Scalpel [C] [225 Words]
Chakra Enhanced Strength [B] [300 Words]
Cherry Blossom Impact [C] [225 Words]
Feral Recovery [A] [150 Words]
Total Words Required: 1,950
Total Words Written: 1,970