As the water encircles me I ask myself,
What the hell?
Yet as quickly as this mysterious water had appeared, it dissipated, leaving me slightly dazed and confused as to what exactly just happened. One moment I'm surrounded by the serenity and comfort that the training field offered, with it's lush trees, verdant fields and flowing river and the next all I can feel is the sudden urge to pull out lotion as I burn easily... Yet the calming, relaxing sounds of the waves soothe me and now I know, this is when my training starts and this is where it will take place.
I focus on my sensei, the sun burning it's likeness into my eyes while doing so, all I hear is my sensei calling me kid...
"I'm 20... I may not be the most manly student you have, but I'm certainly not a kid..."
It's at this moment I expect a fist or boot to appear from nowhere and knock some sense into me for daring to question my Sensei's judgement. I listen as he gives me a personal summary of Water, of how it can be a benevolent presence, used for healing and bringing life, or a destructive force, capable of many unique and diverse horrors. He then asks me to give a summary of Water, both the Elemental Nature that Shinobi use, Suiton, and the Natural Element present in almost every living thing and covers most of the world as we know it. Three points are asked of me...
"I can try and be poetic. I may suck but I'll certainly give it a go..."
What is Water
: Water is life... I couldn't put it any better. Water is in every living being, without it we are nothing. It lives in oceans, in lakes, in puddles. Water can be gentle, in ponds and streams where it flows, seemingly forever, but it can also be tough as storms and tears can show. Without water the world would be barren, void of life
Water Release is the most diverse and unique type of Nature Release, as it is only limited by your imagination. It can be used to wash away an enemy with graceful force and sufficient pressure, but it also has a more caring side, shown when it can be used to assist other techniques like Lightning or Wind, making them stronger and larger, but when used with Earth it can produce life itself in the form of trees.
In summary, Water can be both Beautiful and Benevolent or Ruthless and Ravaging. It's diversity is only limited by the user, it's power is drawn from inspiration and it's not for the faint of heart.
I take a moment to rest my weary head, and gather my thoughts for the next point.
It's Strength's and Weaknesses
: Water is strong against fire, as it chokes the flame and cools it down, but if the Fire technique is strong enough, it creates a shroud of steam that envelopes everything in it's misty embrace.
(Do I still have to be poetic? >_>)
The damage that water deals comes from the sudden force of the impact that water creates and in the case that it hits a human, it causes severe internal damage.
Water is weak to Earth as it's dense structure renders the force of Water Techniques ineffective. Earth Release can be combined with Water to create Wood Release, a unique Nature Release only displayed by Hashirama Senju and those with his DNA.
Water shares a special relationship with Lightning Release, as Water easily conducts electricity allowing the technique to be dispersed with little effort made. Both Water and Lightning make Storm Release, an electrical based attack that flows like water and can be controlled to a great degree.
Water can be used in conjunction with Wind to increase the force of the attack, as well as increasing the intensity over a larger area, allowing for the technique to break through even the most stalwart defenses with ease. Water and Wind when used in conjunction with the Yuki bloodline creates Ice Release, a rare and very impressive form of manipulation, allowing the user to create ice, seemingly from the air itself.
Notable Users of Suiton
:Kisame of the Akatsuki could produce large quantities of water from his body itself, changing the battlefield dramatically, and giving him the edge. His particular style of fighting involves whittling the enemy's chakra down, like a hunter stalking it's prey.
Tobirama Senju could create water from nowhere and with extreme control, becoming one of the founding forces of the Hidden Leaf village in the process. His Water Style: Explosive Bite of Water Dragon stands out, to me, as his best and most notable technique as it grinds away at the opponent from below, then crushes them from above, a very dangerous and beautiful technique.
Utakata Jinchuriki of the 6 Tails, Saiken, created specific Bubble Jutsu used for defensive purposes when he was on the run, but adapted them into a unique fighting style, where the slightest contact with the bubbles heralds a swift end, as the bubbles have been charges with chakra that causes severe impact and backlash.
Hozuki Clan members have a special technique that allows them to convert every cell in their body to water, allowing them to survive any physical, non elemental attack, but leaves them extremely vulnerable to Raiton Techniques as they can pass through their bodies with minimal effort, this leaves the Hozuki paralyzed and unable to break free.
"Is that sufficient? I'm not an expert in the history of Suiton, being an Uchiha I prefer Fire, but I want to learn as much as possible.
If there is anything I have missed please say... I want to know everything there is, without becoming a weird snake man with a lust for my own eyes... >_>"
Shayde takes a moment to think back to the moment he was enveloped by the Water.
"That was a nice parlor trick, care to show me it? Or are you not able to pass on your awesomeness?
Wait... Motives? Was that you? My motives are my own, but if you wish to know then I'll tell you. I wish to become the best I can possibly be, and pass on that knowledge to a new generation, all while having as much fun as possible. I also wish... To find my brother... Last I knew he was in Kirigakure, but he's been searching for me too... One day, I'll find him."