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Name of Style: Earth Manipulation
Description: The ability to manipulate earth and rock, in all its various forms. Earth is the element of substance, making those with the Earth element in general proud, persistent and enduring. The key to Earth manipulation,as Tobimaru describes it, is neutral chi, which involves waiting and listening for the right moment to strike, and when that moment comes, acting decisively. In other words practicioners generally endure their enemies' attacks until the right opportunity to counterattack reveals itself, then strike with unyielding force.
It is generally based on the Hung Gar style of Kung Fu, which features heavily rooted stances and strong kicks and punches that evoke the mass and power of earth. The martial art is based on the movements of animals, including the tiger, which is utilized when initiating hard blows, and the crane, which is used to land gently back on the Earth. Earthbenders typically go barefoot, to increase their connection with the earth.
Earth differs from the other elements in that it maintains a distinct balance between offensive and defensive capabilities. Earthbending uses a balance of strength and defense to overwhelm opponents.
The principle of chi is the essence of battle strategy, with a total of 85 possible actions. Positive chi occurs when one chooses to fight while negative chi is when one chooses to evade. The Earth discipline stresses Neutral Jing, which involves listening, waiting, and attacking at the right moment.
Earth Manipulation Abilities
Name: Earth and Stone Levitation
Description: The most common attack, involves levitating nearby earth and stone of numerous sizes (more powerful ninja can move larger masses), and propelling them at foes by punching or kicking motions.
Effect: 1,000 damage
Name: Rock Shield
Description: A levitated slab of rock can also double as a shield when positioned in front of a Bender. This can also be performed as a slab or sheet of bedrock thrust out of the earths surface.
Effect: Blocks and negates chunin level jutsu/effects
Cost:1,500 chakra 500 ninjutsu
Name: Earth Sinking
Description: More advanced Earth manipulators can forcibly sink their opponents into the ground, imprisoning them or even suffocating them in earth.
Effect: Opponent is imprisioned in the ground and unable to move. (2 turns)
Cost: 2,500 chakra, 1,000 ninjutsu,
Name: Earth Fissure
Description: Striking the ground with feet, fists, or hammers creates localized earthquakes or fissures to throw opponents off-balance. This same process can be used to sculpture a landmass or to slice large chunks of rock clean of a surface to create avalanches or rockfalls. More advanced Earth manipulators can make very narrow fissures for precise attacks.
Effect: Throws opponenet off balance. 1,500 damage
Cost: 2,000 strenth
Name: Earth Block
Description: Earth manipulators can bring up blocks of earth, and launch them at their enemies.
Effect: 1,000 damage
Cost: 1,000 chakra
Name: Earth Gauntlet
Description: A much less advanced version of Earth armor that can be used to throw back opponents with hard solid force.
Effect:The user creates a gauntlet made of stone (1,000 + taijutsu damage)
Cost: 1,500 strenth each turn
Name: Earth Column
Description: A more powerful version of rock projectiles, involving forcing columns of rock out of the ground. Using a similar principle an Earth manipulator can shoot a stream of small ruts and protrusions from underground at their opponent. This can also be used to enhance the user's jumps. It is however limited to the ground and does not have the same range as a rock projectile.
Effect: 7,500 damage
Cost: 5,000 chakra, 3,000 stamina
Name: Earth Wall
Description: Earthbenders can create walls of earth, which can be used for both defense and offense, and practical things, like construction.
Effect: Creates a wall that defends against jonin level attacks