After what? 5 weeks? Finally finished!! I’m really pleased with it!
And now, as promised, how they fit into the AU! :
timeline-wise, Kanda, Lavi, and Link are all a couple years older than Itachi, and Allen and Lenalee are about the same age. Timothy is part of the same graduating class as team Guy. Everyone in this picture but Timothy participated in the third shinobi war.
In this picture, Timothy just got his Hitai-ate, and is excited to come and show his big bro Allen that he’s finally a real ninja!! Allen, Lavi, and Lenalee are part of the same team (I can’t decide if their jounin-sensei should be Cross or Bookman), and Kanda was dragged over to hangout by Lenalee. He hasn’t decided if it’s more annoying to deal with Lavi and Moyashi, or his own jounin-sensei and team (Tiedoll and mostly Daisya, Marie is okay). Link is temporarily assigned to Allen, Lavi and Lenalee’s team due to “his own team being split up” (Not Really. He’s actually there to keep an eye on Allen)
which leads to backstories :)
Allen is actually Mana’s son, but was separated just before the war. He was then found by Orochimaru and was one of the children who was unable to be identified after Orochimaru’s experiments were discovered. Because of the snake sannin’s experimentation, Allen now has doujutsu in his left eye that lets him see chakra signatures (essentially a sensor who sees chakra signatures instead of sensing them). He mostly uses fuuma shuriken (or rather, the separated blades of one, held between the fingers of his left hand like a claw) and can manipulate bandages similar to how Rock Lee does on occasion (Clown Belt), but when things get out of hand he uses his giant sword (sword of exorcism, which I meant to put in this picture, but forgot). Allen is now under surveillance due to the recent awakening of his kekkei-genkai, which is known to belong to members of the Noah clan, a clan of shinobi with no ties to any village, known for their capricious alliances and devestation during war time, other than that, they’re a mystery. This is why Link’s watching him. The kekkei-genkai allows him to warp to any location he has been to before, though nowhere near the speed the Yellow Flash accomplished.
Kanda is also a victim of Orochimaru, though he and Allen never met during their captivity (they still don’t know they were both there). Kanda and Alma’s regeneration seals were a product of Orochimaru’s obsession with immortality, an attempt to discover a way to prolong his life. Alma and Kanda’s fight to the “death” was also Danzo’s inspiration for the introduction of the practice into ROOT. Alma is currently comatose in the Sound Village. Kanda uses mostly kenjutsu (his three swords are each one of mugen’s three forms) though he is also extremely adept at genjutsu. He can also channel chakra through his swords.
Link is a member of the original ROOT, before it was “disbanded” and before the “fight to the death” part of ROOT was introduced. He was assigned to Team Allen-Lavi-Lena by Sarutobi, but he also reports his observations to Danzo. He uses kunai, senbon, his switchblades, and LOTS of exploding tags. He uses a lot of seals in general really.
Lenalee is originally from Sand, but Komui moved them to Konoha when worrying interest was taken in her first generation kekkei-genkai, gravity release, which she uses in combination with her wind-natured chakra (essentially, dark boots as a bloodline limit). She was, at one point, kidnapped for her kekkei-genkai. But she was rescued shortly after by her brother, who, though mostly a research oriented shinobi, can be terrifying with his chakra strings and “komurin” puppets. When Sound eventually attacks Konoha, she takes an interest in their techniques and starts to reverse engineer them and incorporate them into her own abilities.
Lavi is a displaced Uzumaki, as is Cross, and unbeknownst to them, are cousins of Naruto and Kushina respectively. Both posses one half a pair of rinnegan. As the eyes are separated, neither can utilize any of the paths. Lavi has dual-natured fire/lightning chakra, which he usually channels through his hammer, a different nature depending on which side of the hammer makes contact. His large chakra reserves enable him to use several lightning or fire dragon jutsus in a single battle, sometimes combining them. Though he is most known for his flashy fire/lightning jutsus, he is also extremely efficient at close combat with kunai and stealth. He is training under Bookman to enter the intelligence/espionage department, and would like to someday become Konoha’s spymaster.
Timothy is an orphaned Yamanaka, recently assigned to Team Klaud, along with Eaze and Lucia. They often train with Team Fou, consisting of Jan, Leo, and Mei Ling.
I’ve got a ton more stuff thought out for this AU, but this has already gotten really long. I’ll never actually write this AU, but I’ll probably draw more snippets from it in the future. And anyone who’s curious can always send me an ask :)