Looks: Barney keeps his personal appearance as impeccable as possible - clean-shaven, with neatly trimmed dirty blonde hair. 99% of the time, he favors tailored suits with nicely matching shirts and ties, but will dress for whatever the occasion allows, and always with what he considers the pinnacle of style.
Personality: He is a legend in his own mind, and will go out of his way to tell you so. He is overconfident to the point of hyperbole, and as far as he's concerned, his opinion is not just the best: it's the ONLY one that counts. He's also fiercely loyal to the people he earmarks as his friends - even if they may not reciprocate the sentiment. Underneath all his ego and bluster, Barney is a sensitive and very self-conscious person... very, very, VERY far underneath. He's buried the sensitive, long-haired hippie he used to be under several layers of expensive suits and swagger, and if it ever shows up briefly, he'll cover it up immediately afterwards. He's starting to actually share more with some of his Bros, and be a little more honest about himself - though he'll still be quick to either bluster over it afterwards, or tell them to pretend the moment never happened.
Village of Birth: Kirigakure
Village of Alliance: Konohagakure | Mt. Myobokuzan | Yamagakure
Ninja Rank: Kage
Specialty: Water | Ice | Glacier Style | Taijutsu | Crane Summoning | Medical Training
Barney, being from the Yuki clan, can easily manipulate water which, together with wind, helps him create and manipulate ice. Being a water specialist grants him the ability to perform water jutsus more quickly and precisely. Through the years of using water jutsus he manages to perform them without much effort. Being one of the 7 Swodsmen of the Mist and the wielder of the Water Godess, he can perform water jutsus without the use of handseals. The sword also grants him a lot of other passive and active abilities.
Barney's most noticeable power is the utilization of water and wind chakra to create ice. His power over ice grants him special techniques, like the Demonic Ice Crystal Mirrors, which surrounds a target with mirrors that Barney can teleport between and attack from, even if his opponent is in the sky. Ice, being Barney's expertise made him create a series of his own Ice techniques and there's also a lot of Ice techniques that he got from other promising and aspiring Ice users that were revealed and exposed from their hideouts, just like himself. Being a specialized and proficient Ice user, Barney is able to perform them with a single handseal.
Glacier Style Specialist
Glacier Style was created by the Yuki Clan members that were investigating the Samurai sword fighting styles, then combining the sword styles to create their own type of free style kenjutsu to release large amounts of Wind and Water chakra from their blades, allowing them to create ice and use it as faster and stronger attacks and defenses.
After undergoing a hard regime under Gobi Gobletsson he finally got the chance to met the one and only, Nirvāna. After receiving his permission to continue the hard training and further specialize in taijutsu, he found Lord of Kaos, who gladly took him as his apprentice. After a long and tough training he finally became able to call himself a taijutsu specialist.
Crane Summoning Contract Signer
Cranes are Barney's personal summons. He is specialized summoning them because he practiced the handseals and blood sacrifice movement and brought it to the level of mastery. He has the Crane Summoning Tattoo on his wrist which makes it easier to do the blood sacrifice.
Barney was born in a small, snowy village in the Land of Water, a land that had suffered from war not long before. In this war, different sides battled each other using ninja, some of whom possessed kekkei genkai. After the war ended, memories of the horrific battles still lingered in the minds of the people. Those with kekkei genkai quickly became feared and hated for their abilities, out of concern that their existence would only bring about more war.
Barney lived with his father in a small house. They had an insouciant life and they lived peacefully. Barney never met his mother as she died when she gave him birth. The only memory Barney had about his mother was an old and shredded picture. Barney often asked his father about his mother but he always tried to find a way to avoid the question. His father didn’t like to talk about Barney’s mother because he knew that she was the carrier of the kekkei genkai. Barney was a small kid when he found out that he has the power to manipulate ice. When he discovered it he was scared and horrified and decided to keep it as a secret and never reveal to anyone because all the killing and fighting his village has been through.
To that day there were only two living Yuki members who possessed the rare kekkei genkai, but one day a kid named Haku, whose mother was a carrier of a kekkei genkai found out that he possesses the rare power himself. Haku proudly showed this to his mother, who was horrified by what she saw. She harshly scolded and slapped Haku for displaying his ability, though she tearfully apologized to him afterward. Unbeknownst to them, Haku's father had seen everything from the shadows. When Haku's father discovered that his wife and child possessed a kekkei genkai, he assembled a small mob of villagers, whose part was Barney’s father. With tears flowing down his eyes, he killed his wife. He then attempted to kill Haku. But before he could, Haku used his Ice Release to create several large ice spikes to kill his father and the rest of the mob.
From that day everyone though that Haku was the only left Yuki member and the only carrier of the kekkei genkai. Barney never forgave Haku for killing his father so he decided to train hard and he wanted to confront Haku, one day, and fight him to determine who the strongest Yuki member is and to revenge his father. As years passed Barney was traveling all around the shinobi world and he visited a lot of villages where he stopped for a certain time looking for experienced shinobi in order to improve his skills. On his journey around the shinobi world he also met a lot of other people who helped him, in different ways, to achieve his perfections.
After the night where half of his village was killed, including his father, Barney quickly packed his most essential stuff and ran away with the intention to never come back to his village, leaving all memories behind him. First station was Kirigakure, the Village Hidden in the Mist. He knew that a lot of great shinobi originated from Kirigakure and he wanted to become one too. He heard all those stories about Mizukage Yagura, the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist and the six-tails jinchūriki, Utakata. He looked up to Kisame and wanted to become a great shinobi like him. He knew that with his kekkei genkai he could easily surpass everyone and become the best. Once he entered the city he was amazed by its size and number of people. He knew that it was going to be tough but he had no choice. He started wandering around the city, looking for food in trash cans and stealing from traders in the market. To be able to steal stuff he had to be quick and smart, wait for the right moment. He found this as the first training and he always gave his best. One day he tried to steal an apple from a booth he always used to steal and a mysterious guy caught him. He grabbed his hand and made him throw the apple back. They exchanged a very deep and truthful look and in that moment Barney managed to pluck out his hand out of this guy’s grip and ran away. Later that day, the mysterious man found Barney hiding in an alley, eating an apple. He presented himself as Gobi Gobletsson and he told Barney that he wanted to teach him taijutsu. At first Barney was confused but then he remembered the look in Gobi's eyes and decided to join him. Gobi then took a big red apple out of his pocket and gave it to Barney with a big grin on his face.
As they spent their time together, wandering around the woods and undergoing a tough regime, Barney’s physical strength rose and Barney became faster and aware of his capabilities. Once Gobi decided that Barney is top fit he started teaching Barney some real taijutsu techniques. He enjoyed watching while Barney repeated all those moves over and over again. Eventually Gobi ran out of teachable techniques and he told Barney that he enjoyed his company and that he has to return back to his village, but he offered him an escort to the Village Hidden in the Clouds. There he met up with Dei Dei who took him as his student and taught him everything he knew about lightning. Even though Barney enjoyed Dei Dei’s company he didn’t like the lightning element that much. He always knew that water is going to be his main element and he felt the connection with water from his first steps.
After mastering lightning he took out his Shinobi World map and his two kunai. He placed the map on a tree and threw the kunai. Where the kunai lands, that would be his next stop. The choice fell on Kirigakure, the city where he started from. Three years passed since the event, but he had it behind him, long ago. He clenched his fists and teeth and left Kumogakure. On his way, back to Kirigakure he met a funny guy named Zancrow. They were the total opposite of each other and that’s why they became so good friends. Barney really needed a friend to share all his stories and someone to laugh with. He was finally happy that he found someone like Zancrow. The trip to Kirigakure was pretty fast and once he entered the city he noticed that nothing changed. He stood on the same place as three years ago, looking at the same picture. They agreed that the first thing they need to do is, looking for a place to stay. They found a small shack for a few miserable Kumi. Second thing to do was looking for some food. Across the street was a ramen shop, perfect place, they both agreed. As they entered the ramen shop and ordered their food, they noticed a mysterious woman, sitting in the corner and talking silently to herself. They started staring at her and she felt it. Suddenly she turned her head and gave them a scary look from which shocked them both. It was a very drunk lady by the name Leaf. As they got their food she invited them to her table and they had to accept the invite, or else they knew that things wouldn’t end well for them. As they finished their meal and found out that Leaf is a Sensei they asked her if she could teach them water techniques and she gladly accepted it, but with one condtion: they have to find her a place to sleep. Luckily their rooms were right across the street, so they carried her to Barney’s room. Barney decided to spend the night outside so he found a nice tree and made himself comfy. In the morning Zancrow woke him up and told him that Leaf is gone and that she left a note. It said: “Sorry guy’s I had some important business to finish, thanks for the room!” They agreed that she won’t escape easily with this and they found her later that evening in a bar, drunk again. They took her back to the room but this time they booth decided to stay and watch over. In the morning they caught her while trying to sneak out and in order to stop her Barney had to use the Lightning Release Technique, creating a few small lightning balls directed at Leaf. As they hit her she fell on the ground, paralyzed. “No escaping, this time” they said and when Leaf came back to normal she agreed to teach them. They started the training on a nearby lake, and their first task was to walk over the lake without getting wet. The guys found it impossible so Leaf had to demonstrate it. After many tries they finally made it, which made Leaf proud. They spent almost six months training with Leaf. They pranked her constantly and Barney loved to add a bit of lightning to his water techniques in order to electrocute the water and make the attacks stronger. The day came when Zancrow had to leave them and return back to his village. Barney stood there with Leaf, watching his best friend leaving, but he faced it. That is reality and it sometimes hurts and there was nothing he could do. Leaf told Barney that she’d like to teach Barney earth techniques too, which Barney accepted with pleasure. They started the hard work and after several months Barney was able to protect himself easily against any upcoming danger. The time came for Barney to split up with Leaf and continue his mission, to become the greatest shinobi ever.
He decided that his next stop would be Konoha, the greatest of Five Great Shinobi Villages. Just before the entrance gate he stumbled upon a tall man, called Nocturnal. He was wearing a weird cloak with a huge sign, which meant Myobokuzan. He asked the tall guy about the place and he told him that he is on his way there, right now and that he can show him, if he wants to. He decided to join the cloaked man. Once they arrived, Barney couldn’t believe his eyes. It was the most beautiful place he ever saw with his eyes. A place of utopia, land of the toads, Mount Myobokuzan. Nocturnal wanted to introduce Barney with the other toads, Crocodile, Hyperion, Nafan, Zombie, Faust, Damon Salvatore, Mercy, Sheldon Cooper, Kushan, Kagutsuchi, Bluetengel, Hellsbadass, Dino, Tobeh, Rihari, Kurapika, Dracule, Alternative, Drizzeh, Lawliet and finally their Pa, Gamahiro. The time he spent with them was the best time of his life. All the good and bad memories, funs and laughs, ups and downs. They became something very special to Barney and he decided never to forget them. During his stay in Myobokuzan, Nocturnal showed Barney some fire techniques, which he mastered easily, making Nocturnal proud and happy. One day, suddenly, a strange person appeared at Mount Myobokuzan and wanted to talk with their Pa, Gamahiro. After the long and exhausting talk Gamahiro told his little tadpoles that they are forced to leave because a certain someone is after the secret powers, lying underneath Mt. Myobokuzan. The person that came to warn Gamahiro was Zise. He wanted to destroy Mt. Myobokuzan in order to conceal the powers and destroy them once and for all, in order to stop the evil guy from obtaining them.
With a sad heart and tears in his eyes Barney had to leave Mt. Myobokuzan and he couldn’t forget the fact that he could never come back to the place that made him so happy. His desperation brought him to Amegakure, the Village Hidden in the Rain. The rain was the best way to describe his current feelings and his sadness. There he met a guy called Faith, who was an expert with water techniques. Barney decided that he wanted to improve his skills with water as it was his elemental affinity and his favorite element. Faith taught him a lot of useful tricks and showed him all advanced techniques afterwards calling Barney a master of water techniques. With only one element left to learn he made his way to Sunagakure, the Village Hidden in the Sand. There he met with Oraan Nguyen who agreed to teach him wind techniques and after a couple of months of hard training Barney was almost at the end, until a strange event occurred. While executing an attack on Oraan’s clones Barney suddenly switched to the real one and attacked him, which almost killed Oraan. They ended in a fight, and one of them would probably die if Sunagakure guards didn’t stop them. Barney was forced to leave Sunagakure and never come back.
Upon realizing that Konohagakure is the only village that he didn't visit yet he packet his stuff, without wasting a second. There he met a smexy guy called Scorps. Scorps showed to be a great person and a great friend and they became bro's. Since Scorps was the Hokage's 1st assistant, he decided to take Barney as his personal student and teach him everything he knows. They started off with genjutsu, a very powerful and useful set of techniques. Being Scorps' personal student made Barney very happy and he decided not to let his favorite Sensei and life teacher, down. Together, they managed to finish genjutsu and ninjutsu lessons and as a present for the very hard work Scorps decided to teach Barney a few of his own tricks. Yet, Barney and Scorps have a long way to a bright history. A history that will be noted and passed down from knee to knee.
The most recent event in Barney's history was meeting Mathias, Luciano family's Primo. After hearing from Mathias, the story behind the Luciano family and their intentions he knew that it was the right place for him. Stationed in Yamagakure, the family owns a huge mansion in which they all live. They have a neat and peaceful life on the outside, but on the inside it's a real hell. According to some confined information, the family is involved in a huge number of missing and dead people. Most of the missing people were last seen in the Yamagakure are, which seems to be the "land of the Luciano family" as they call it. They also have guardians, protecting the family and the land.
Grand Role Play Tournament
Biggest RP tournament so far, they call it. It really was the biggest tournament held for the shinobi's across the whole ninja world, taking most competitors from the 5 Great Villages. Barney found himself as one in the mass, among all those other, great and promising ninjas. As the tourney started Barney's probably most difficult fight was against Xanthe, a persistent and merciless ninja, who drove him to the utmost limits. Winning that fight put him up against one of his best friends, Dante, who beat him and shoved him down, into the losers bracket. Being in the losers bracket gave Barney more confidence and hope, to get to the finals. The path wasn't easy and he didn't expect it to be. He fought against some of the best ninja alive, being Riku and KeotsuEclipe. It wouldn't of course be fair not to mention that he had a tough time fighting General Teno, Igneel and Kerrah. After he won against Kerrah, nothing could wipe away the joy from his face when he found out that he's matched up against Dante, again. Oh those tears of joy, they carried him and he knew that he could pay Dante back for throwing him into the losers bracket so early. And he did it, he really beat Dante this time, showing the world that he is not some clown to be messed with, and he assured the 3rd spot in the tournament. With the 3rd spot assured he had to fight Zero Kelvin who became the last obstacle to the throne, being that Mugiwara forfeited from the tourney and the chance to take the crown himself.
Battle for the title
After the battle against Zero, in the finals, he was severely injured and without the help of a few medical shinobi who knows how long he would live. Luckily they saved his life and he was very grateful for it. He said that the battle against the Inuzuka was his favorite battle so far and that he enjoyed it even though he lost. Losing the battle, wasn't the worst thing in his life. He still got the 3rd place and the 7SM sword, which was more than he ever wanted. Knowing that he found himself a worthy opponent Barney told Zero that they will fight one day again, this time with a different ending.
Destruction of Kumogakure
The destruction of Kumogakure was a very delicate period of his life. It was the first time he saw a real horror with his own eyes. He accompanied Percy and the Gray Fox on their way towards Kumo. He watched how Percy slaughtered the Turtle and how he demolished the whole village. As they were engaged by Kumo-nin he fought Xanthe again, who he slaughtered without much problems, with a lightning spear, right through his heart. After the fight, he convened with Akisha. That moment, he could literally hear the screams and cries from the dead souls of the Kumoan civils. Thanks to Dawn he was able to sense his opponents and interfere with their miserable plan to destroy Konoha, after which he was reverse-summoned back into Konoha.
Ame-No-Mi-Kumari - Goddess of Water
"Water is the source of life they say, but make this sword mad and it could swallow an entire forest without much effort. This is the weapon that rules the sea and has been the target of the most cruel pirates in history. The pirate who wields this sword can call himself the lord of the seven seas. Sailors tell an old story of the first pirate lord. He stole the sword from the deepest and darkest place in the ocean, out of a tomb that was guarded by seamonsters. This tomb was solely made to contain this sword. Now it is released its power over water has no boundaries, whole armies have been crushed by tsunami's as high as mountains when this weapon was swung..."
Each sword can only be wielded and touched by its owner
Each sword is indestructible
The user doesn't need to preform any handseals for the element on which the sword he wields is based. The ones based on chakra increase the speed of all handseals but the user still needs to make them.
The owners of the swords have automatically their swords at the start of the battle, they don't have to summon it and thus carry it always with them.
Each sword has a set of custom jutsu's which the user learns by default when obtaining the sword. These jutsu's can't be taught to anyone thus only the user can use them. When the user looses his sword, he can't use the customs anymore
Gives +20 damage to every suiton jutsu of the user
Suiton jutsu's of the opponent loose -10 damage
The sword can be infused with suiton-based chakra. As a result a very thin layer of water flows around the blade of the sword. This increases the cutting power of the sword, but more importantly when another sword strikes on it, it slips of the blade creating a chance to strike the opponent while his guard is down.
Three times per battle the sword can negate the elemental weakness of one suiton jutsu, making it as strong as a doton jutsu (or any other elemental weakness).
Once per battle the user can destroy an opponents offensive suiton-jutsu by infusing the sword with suiton-based chakra. When it does this it absorbs 20% of its strength, which is added to the damage of the next suiton-jutsu the user uses.
(Suiton: Arashi Mizu Shuanggou) - Water style: Storming Water Hook Sword
Chakra cost: 30
Damage points: 60
Description: The user focuses suiton-based chakra into Ame-No-Mi-Kumari. The result is that the sword transforms into a long hook sword made out of water. The user can use it to literally drown an attacking jutsu to defend himself or to drown a defensive jutsu of the opponent as it releases an enormous force upon contact which destroys the jutsu. Though its main point is to attack in short range when the opponent is close. By swinging it on him it can it can ravage his body so much that it looses all his blood after a few minutes.
(Suiton: Mizu Bo-ringu) - Water style: Water Bowling
Chakra cost: 30
Damage points: 60
Description: The user focuses doton-based chakra into Ame-No-Mi-Kumari and then makes a throwing motion with the sword. A round object, with the size of a basketball, made out of water bounces extremely fast to the opponent without slowing down. Though it seems a harmless ball, it has phenomenal strength that can easily bounce itself through larger jutsu's without much effort. Then at the command of the user it explodes releasing hundreds of small water senbon with high speeds in all directions, except in that one of the users specific (with that is meant that senbon still pass on the left and right of him).
(Water: Mizu Jaggurumatsuri) - Water style: Water Juggling Festival
Chakra cost: 40 (+5 each turn)
Description: The user focuses suiton-based chakra into Ame-No-Mi-Kumari and it releases water that forms three orbs made out of water. These three orbs then keep hoovering around the user. When the opponent attacks the user with a jutsu, one of the orbs can be sacrificed at the command of the user to stop the jutsu. The orb then goes straight for the jutsu and neutralizes it completely without any visible damage.
*Can only be used once per battle*
*The three orbs can be sacrificed at once to stop one forbidden-rank jutsu*
*This jutsu works as long as the user wants but he needs to pay +5 chakra each turn and if the three orbs have been sacrificied, the jutsu ends*
*During this jutsu the user can't use any suiton-based jutsu's*
(Suiton: Kobushi Mizutenshu) - Water style: Fist of the Watergod
Damage Points: 80
Description: The user starts to focus suiton-based chakra into Ame-No-Mi-Kumari. As a result the sword starts to release water, which goes into the air and forms an enormous fist (and a part of the lower arm) in the air that wields a water-replica of Ame-No-Mi-Kumari. By slamming your own arm into the ground, the water fist will do exactly the same on the opponent. The force that is released is so big that it turns the earth, on the place where the fist landed, into mud and drowns everything under it (no water source required).
*Can only be used twice per battle*
(Suiton: Yaseimizu Hitonami) - Water style: Wild Water Stampede
Damage Points: 120 (-20)
Description: The user focuses an enormous amount of suiton-based chakra into Ame-No-Mi-Kumari and its starts to release large amounts of water. By swinging the sword forwards an enormous tidal wave rushes towards the opponent. However in the front part of the wave you can see the heads and front legs of hundreds galloping horses made out of water rushing towards to opponent to crush him. The wave is so strong it works like a shovel on the earth, ripping chunks from the surface and from things underground. The result is that the battlefield has been changed into a muddy soaked field that has been lowered (no water source required).
*Can only be used once per battle*
*The user takes -20 damage due to the force of the water*
*The user can't use any suiton-based jutsu's the next three turns*
Crystalline Elemental Blade
Kesshō yōso burēdo | Crystalline Elemental Blade
Chakra Cost: N/A
Damage Points: N/A
Description: CEB is made of high density crystal which is the reason why it's so firm and sharp. A very old and secret blacksmith technique was used to create this blade. Rumors say that its previous owner originated from the Yuki clan. Upon his death he sealed a part of himself within it, making the blade chakra infusible and able to react to Fuuton, Suiton and Hyouton chakra. When the user channels his chakra into CEB, it starts glowing in the elements corresponding color and allows the user to use its element effect. Each element has its own effect which, together with chakra infusion, counts as one of three moves per turn. If the user infuses his Fuuton/Suiton chakra into CEB it starts glowing green/blue and allows the user to use its Fuuton/Suiton effect three times per match. If the user infuses both types of chakra, due to his mastery of both and his ability of controlling Ice, his sword starts glowing light blue and allows the user to use its Hyouton effect. When the user infuses Suiton chakra into his sword he can’t change it to Fuuton, but instead he can add Fuuton to get Hyouton, and vice versa. CEB is a very light blade due to its crystal construction and its only 50 inches long so it can be used with one hand. It's also unbreakable because crystal is one of the firmest materials. Note: Effects can be used only three times per match Note: Effects count as one of three moves per turn Note: User can’t use effect two consecutive turns Note: Chakra infusion lasts four turns Note: Freezes on touch, unless Hyouton specialist Note: Can only be used by Barney
Kesshō-fū sufia | Crystalline Wind Sphere
Type: Weapon effect
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: N/A
Description: When user infuses his Fuuton chakra into his CEB it creates a dense sphere of air around the user which repels Katon jutsus up to B-Rank, Raiton jutsus up to S-Rank and Doton/Suiton jutsus up to A-Rank. Note: Effect counts as one of three moves per turn Note: Effect can be used only three times per battle and count towards the 3 usage of the sword's abilities. Note: User can't use other Fuuton jutsus next turn Note: Can only be used if holding CEB
Kesshō-sui no bāsuto | Crystalline Water Burst
Type: Weapon effect
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: 60 (+10 if the battlefield is on ice)
Description: When user infuses his Suiton chakra into his CEB it allows him to create a sphere of water four meters behind his enemy. The sphere has one meter in diameter and it bursts immediately after the user performs 1 hand seal. As the sphere bursts, it's shapes into spikes which pierce through the enemy. If the battlefield is on ice and the sphere bursts, spikes get frozen and become deadlier, dealing more damage on impact. Due to his mastery of Suiton, user doesn't require a water source. Note: Effect counts as one of three moves per turn Note: Takes 2-3 seconds before the sphere completely forms and is ready to burst. Note: Effect can be used only three times per battle and counts towards the 3 usage of the sword's abilities Note: User can't use other Suiton jutsus next turn Note: Can only be used if holding CEB Note: No water source required
Kesshō kōri no tōketsu | Crystalline Ice Freezing
Type: Weapon effect
Chakra Cost: 30
Damage Points: +10
Description: When user infuses his Hyouton chakra into his CEB it starts slowly releasing Hyouton chakra, freezing the air around the battlefield and boosting Hyouton jutsus. Adding more chakra to jutsus which the user released makes them only do more damage and doesn't extend their range. Note: Effect can be used only once per battle and lasts 4 turns Note: Can only be used if holding CEB
A katana is a long, bladed weapon used for combat. Barney's katana is made of a light but strong material which makes it easier to handle. He uses this katana for the Glacier style techniques. The main idea of the style is to release water and wind chakra into the katana, and then swing the sword, creating Ice which then bursts forward from his katana. While swinging the sword, he releases layers of Ice that create the attacks or defensive jutsus, depending on the needs.
Kunai, along with the shuriken, is one of the most common ninja tools. It is a black dagger designed for thrusting and stabbing, though it can still do some damage if thrown despite not being designed for it, and is about the length of one's hand.
Shuriken, like kunai, are one of the more basic weapons. They are sharpened, four-pronged metal stars, useful for throwing. Although small, they can be used to distract, pin down enemy shinobi, or if accurate enough, can be deadly. They have an open circle in the center, used for grabbing with a finger, to avoid cutting oneself, or to put thread through. The circle is also beneficial to the weapons overall aerodynamics, ensuring more accurate trajectories.
Added the link to the tourney in which you gained the sword and fuuinjutsu permission for future reference. Also, since you have a CW, make sure that you keep this rule in mind if you are not already aware of it: "If you are a member of the Seven Swordsmen of the Mist you still can have a custom weapon, however you can only use one of the weapons in a battle and which one you use has to be stated at the start of the battle."