The Land of Rain is a small country that lies pinned between three of the five great shinobi countries Earth, Fire, and Wind. It also shares a boarder with Grass, River, and another nameless country. The country has many battle scars from the world wars, as it was used as a battleground between the countries. There are few general villages and the country currently lacks a Daimyo and is governed by a democratic management organization. This country has a single shinobi village, Amegakure, the Village Hidden in the Rain.
This country is mostly known for its constant rain, as it is a very temperate region. Geographically, it is a somewhat mountainous area with many lakes because of all the erosion. There are unique 'umbrella' rocks that have been carved out by rapid flash floods in the past, which can provide natural shelter to those who cannot find a home.
The Land of Rain, as well as Amegakure, is mostly politically neutral with the larger shinobi countries and is unwilling to call them enemies. It is allied only with the three villages so far, with said villages being Iwagakure, Kusagakure and Takigakure and works for the benefit of the minor villages as well as its own.
All of Amegakure is situated on a large lake, where it is held aloft by gigantic columns driven deep into the bedrock. The village, compared to others, is about half the size of larger ones and has little sense of architecture. Many of the buildings in Amegakure are modernized with metal roofing and endless pipes, giving it a mechanized and very un-natural feeling. There are many tall towers in the village, some with ornamental features such as two demonic faces on the tallest one, which is used to house the dead.
Amegakure has an isolationist policy as a result of the wars fought in its country. Almost all of the ninja in Amegakure are war refugees, which give them an almost paranoid level of security within the village. Even when the Chuunin Exams are held in Amegakure, the village forces participants and visitors to go through a series of security checks and also puts them under surveillance during their stay. The village leaders never make an appearance to the public, either.
Amegakure experienced a civil war for many decades, as Amegakure kept to itself within its boarders. Many years ago, a small group of revolutionaries aiming for peace had grown into a powerful congregation of shinobi. These revolutionaries sought peace with the leader of Amegakure, Hanzo the Salamander. The leader of the revolutionary group was called Yahiko, his closest companions named Konan and Nagato. Upon the meeting of the two forces, the revolutionaries were ambushed by Amegakure shinobi and Konohagakure's ANBU, led by Danzo Shimura, and Konan was kidnapped. In an ultimatum for her life, Hanzo demanded Nagato kill Yahiko. Unwilling to do so, Yahiko stepped onto Nagato's kunai, slaying himself. Thrown into a fury, Nagato saved Konan and killed a great majority of the shinobi, but not Hanzo. This lead into a great civil war that ripped Amegakure in half. Inevitably, Hanzo met his fate by the hands of a man known as "Pain", and so did all of Hanzo's relatives, friends, allies -- everyone that sided with Hanzo was annihilated except for Kenji Hattori who became the sole survivor of the Hattori clan. It was because of this act "Pain" became known as a god. All of his allies and supporters now occupy Amegakure. Nothing is publicly known about the origins of aein in this village, nor that it is the 'headquarters' of Akatsuki.
General Description of Citizens and Village Status
All shinobi in this village appear to have an unyielding respect and support of Pain. Though it is perhaps the poorest shinobi village, its shinobi have a hopeful outlook on the world. Pain is regarded as both the village leader and their god, his wishes spread through the voice of God's Angel, Konan. For the most part, Pain does not interfere with the village's activities, allowing Amegakure shinobi to do as they please so long as it is for the better of Amegakure.
Despite the miserable and impoverish condition of their village, most Ame nin have a hopeful outlook on the future of their village, expecting it to become a great power in the world someday. Now that it has the ability to protect itself with the protective veil of Pain around them, the lack of war has begun to allow the village to heal itself.
Amegakure has a population size of 2/10, a military strength of 3/10, and an economic strength of 1/10.
Amegakure has the following clans: the Fuuma, and the Kurogane.
Land of ForestsThe Land of Forests is a nation found northernmost of the lesser shinobi countries. It is the largest of the lesser shinobi nations, bordering tehe Land of Fir, Earth, and just a sliver of Grass Country. Unlike Rain or Grass country, the Land of Forests was graced with an alliance with the Land of Fire, which has empowered its general economy and allowing it to sustain a higher level of regional power and preventing it from becoming a wasteland during the great wars. Enjoying this alliance, the Land of Forests is the country with the greatest chance of rising as a great nation. The Land of Forests' Daimyo is a hard, older gentlemen whose views are aggressive and willing to take a stance against even the great shinobi villages. Its shinobi village is Takigakure, the Village Hidden in Waterfalls.Geographically, the Land of Forests has mountainous regions plagued by rich rain forests, receiving yearly monsoons which feed great lakes that train into the country's innumerable waterfalls. The Land of Forests has many unique creatures, amphibious and reptilian, varying from small to large sizes. In the past, these creatures were immense, rivaling the stature of the Tailed Beasts, and their prehistoric skeletons can be found strewn between valleys.The Land of Waterfalls, as well as Takigakure, is allied with Konohagakure and Amegakure. The Land of Waterfalls remains neutral with the majority of countries, but is enemies with Lightning and Earth Country; political arguments have put Kusagakure and Takigakure on unfavorable terms.
A visually impressive village, Takigakure has one of the most unique locations as its base. Takigakure is positioned behind a great dam, which prevents a river from crashing into the plains and basins, drowning whatever is there. The dam is old, incredibly so, existing from before the times the shinobi villages existed. It is theorized that it was built by the Sage of the Six Paths in his travels centuries ago and has remained in flawless shape ever since. The dam channels the water from behind it through four great heads, each appearing as a serpent. Water pours from these large mouths and drains the large lake the dam holds back. They are not always running, but when they are, they are spectacular.
Hidden in the forest's shadow is the Village Hidden in the Waterfalls, a floating village which is chained to the valley walls around it. Adjustable bridges span the bridges to the walls, where hidden paths allow Taki nin to go out into the world. Takigakure is a lavish village in terms of appearance, ornamental and Chinese-style buildings composing much of the village on three main tiers: the Docks, the Rise, and the Peak; lowest to highest respectfully. Most of it is like pagodas, the largest of which is on the lowest Dock-tier, which is often used for trading and casual fishing. The Dock tier also has an under-water complex, which can be used for training. It also doubles as the village's flotation mechanisms. The Rise retains much of the general areas, including the academy and residential districts. The Peak, the highest point of the village, stands at the center of the floating island, has the village's administrative areas.
Because of Takigakure's powerful nature, it should be noted that it is the only lesser shinobi village to have one of the Tailed Beasts in its possession, which currently resides inside the Jinchuuriki Fuu.
General Description of Citizen and Village Status
Takigakure shinobi can be remarked as intense and law-abiding, often imprisoning their shinobi for mission failures as a punishment. There is no primary element in this village, although the water element is prevalent here. Members of the village have a tendency to use body-altering jutsu, the most infamous and dangerous of which is the Earth Grudge Fear.
Takigakure has a population size of 3/10, a military strength of 4/10, and an economic strength of 4/10.
Land of FireThe Land of Fire is one of the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful countries in the world. Its government is lead by the Fire Daimyo was the first to adopt the shinobi village system. The name Land of Fire is drawn from the typical nature found in this part of the world, the Fire Release. While it is not the largest country, it has the largest shinobi village, Konohagakure, the Village Hidden in the Leaves. This country shares its boarders with a multitude of countries: River, Rain, Forests, Rice, Wave, and two unnamed countries.
The Land of Fire has a great many of different geographic features, ranging from rain forests to high mountains and deep canyons and rivers. The Land of Fire's weather is typically very calm and bright with the sun overhead.
The country, as well as the village, has a rocky relationship, especially with the other major countries. Its allies are Sunagakure, Takigakure and Kusagare and it remains neutral with Kirigakure and Kusagakure. However, it is enemies with Kumogakure, Iwagaure and Otogakure.
Konohagakure, being one of the largest of the five great shinobi villages in such a land of bounty, is a village that is indeed quite expansive in size. Located literally in front of a cliff-face and in the middle of a vast forest, the village is truly hidden among the leaves. In fact, there is only one small lake near the village and the cliff behind it that stand out as landmarks that aren't marked by green foliage. Though clearly visible from the sky, it is nearly impossible to spot Konoha until one is close enough. Worn dirt paths lead to the village's gates that are situated at key points around its nearly completely circular wall.
Though host to many diverse clans of the day, the original founders of the village were from two very distinct clans, the Uchiha and the Senju. It is fabled that they were the descendants of the two sons of the legendary Sennin. Due to hatred of one brother because of his position, the two fought each other to the death time and time again, the results of their battles resounding and echoing for years to come. After their many bloody battles, the Uchiha and the Senju agreed to form an alliance and in so doing easily rallied other clans under their shadows.
In the end they formed the first shinobi village in order to bring some order to the clan wars that had plagued that shinobi world for generations. Though all was not well as a disagreement over the seat of the First Hokage caused the leader of the Uchiha at the time, Madara Uchiha, to continue his destined battle with Hashirama Senju. Using his eternal Sharingan he invaded the village with the Nine-Tails and, in a battle that cost the life of the First, nearly extinguished the fire of the newly born village. It was rumored that Madara also died during that battle, but just twelve years later he is also rumored to have reappeared and caused the deaths of man shinobi, the Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze included, with another Nine-Tails attack.
Twelve years later the village was rattled once again after another one of its former members, the Sannin Orochimaru, set about destroying the village by turning their ally, Sunagakure against them along with his own Oto shinobi. In the end the war was stopped through a truce and to this day both countries have been the best of allies. Four years later the village has been doing well and, despite its rocky international relations and dirty little secrets, boasts a peaceful, happy and highly diplomatic village.
Prior to the Fourth Hokage's death, he came to the conclusion that the best solution to hamper the Nine-Tails was to split it in half, sealing away the Yin half of the Nine-Tails within Momiji Uzumaki whilst sealing away the Yang half into Naruto Uzumaki.
General Description of Citizen and Population
Konohagakure is one of the most diverse villages in the entirety of the shinobi world. Its clans are of a very wide variety from the shadow users of the Nara to the god given sight of the Hyuuga. Though during the clan wars all of these clans might have tried to murder one another, under the roof of Konoha they co-exist, each with their own estates and buildings that are necessary for their function.
Konoha allows both allies and enemies into their village, and are the most accepting despite their unfavorable relationships. The current leader Tsunade Senju, though a chronic gambler, is stern, hard working and pretty lenient as a leader. As long as no one crosses her things remain fine.
Konohagakure has a population size of 10/10, a military strength of 6/10, and an economic strength of 5/10.
Konohagakure has the following official clans: the Aburame, the Akimichi, the Hatake, the Hyuuga, the Inuzuka, the Nara, the Sarutobi, the Senju, the Shimura, the Uzumaki and the Yamanaka clans.
Land of Wind
The Land of Wind is a very large country that is bordered by the Land of Rain, the Land of Rivers and the neutral, but much feared, the Land of Iron. Though the country is indeed quite large, there are sparse populations of people scattered all around it and possibly only three or four villages outside of the main shinobi village. The reason for this is that the Land of Wind is mostly comprised of very harsh and very unforgiving deserts that have blistering days and freezing nights; the deserts range from cacti filled horizons of sand to barren landscapes populated by sand and cliffs. It is not a country that easily affords life and for the inexperienced and unprepared heading into the country, it is an easy way to commit suicide.
As the name implies, the Land of Wind is known for the great winds that flow all around the country. Though these winds aid in decreasing the humidity of the country somewhat, largely these winds just cause another natural disaster that inhabitants are constantly worried about; sandstorms. These storms can range in their ferocity and lethality, but are to be reckoned with no matter what the intensity. Last year a massive sandstorm buried most of the country and most of the villages, leaving hundreds dead and throwing huge chunks of sand around to the other countries which led to a lot of international problems.
The Daimyo of the country is indeed one that seeks to avoid conflict and better relations between their nation and other countries, especially Konoha. Often ridiculed for not increasing the power of the nation and leading to its past decreases in influence, it is this open communication policy that has helped the nation live through the loss of their political officials, past Kage and epic natural disasters.
Located in the middle of a cliff formation in the desert, Sunagakure is a village that isn't all that hard to find if one knows where they are going, but not very easy to get to. The only viable access to the village is through the guarded narrow paths between the cliffs that are watched by shinobi or via the sky, which very few shinobi can actually do. This means that as far as natural protection goes, Sunagakure is the most protected village. Prolonged invasions are seen as simply impossible in such an environment.
The village itself is situated near one of the few oases that are present in the vast deserts of the Land of Wind. This is the major reason why, though not as populated a shinobi village as the other larger villages, the concentrated population of the village is quite high and few if any people actually die from dehydration. As such, fruits and some minor vegetables can be grown near the oasis, but as far as goods and foodstuffs go, Sunagakure has to get most of its materials by trading. This is one of the reasons that their Daimyo tends to be much more diplomatic than expansive; Sunagakure just can't provide itself with enough resources to sustain a massive military force.
The entire village is made of a mixture of sandstone and rock, using what little materials they have available in order to make the structure of their village. The different districts of the village are organized into rows around the center of the village where the administrative building is located.
Though a diplomatic country, the village itself has suffered from ambitious leaders and selfish desires. They lost their strongest Kage, the Third to a mysterious cause one night and had to quickly elect a new leader. Said leader, the Fourth Kazekage Rasa sought to empower the village by placing their own Tailed Beast, the One-Tails, into his youngest son and use him as a weapon. Complications led to the Kazekage constantly trying to kill his creation, Gaara of the Desert. He was feared as an uncontrolled monster.
Eventually this too backfired on the nation during their invasion of Konoha. They were being led like puppets, ironically, by the legendary Sannin Orochimaru that had already killed their Kazekage and elders. It was only through a call for a truce that Sunagakure managed to escape internal destruction via a counterattack from Konohagakure. Since then both villages have maintained strong relations, their new Kazekage Baki in agreement with the diplomatic standpoint of their Daimyo.
Recent events such as the legendary sandstorm that darkened the skies nearly wiped out the village. It was a grim reminder of how fragile a village they were and just how important their relations with Konoha turned out to be.
General Description of Population
Sunagakure is very well known for its puppet and poison users, which go together quite well. Their most famous puppet user was Sasori, a master of poisons that was capable of using hundreds of puppets. His desire to make art out of humans turned him against the village and caused him to kill the Third Kazekage, his favorite puppet. This was a huge blow to the village since the Third had what was known as black sand, which could be formed into any shape and was incredibly sturdy.
As the name of the country would imply, they are also adept wind users in the village, some of the more basic techniques involving creating gusts of wind. Wind users usually compliment their abilities through a medium of some sort of large fan individuals like Temari possesses. All members of the village are well adapted to their environment and are at the greatest advantage in the desert. Their Fifth Kazekage Baki's incredibly gifted in Wind Release, being able to create waves and torrents of minature tsunamis to attack his enemies.
Though one that lusted for blood and a reason to live in the past, Gaara works his way to earn the trust of the villagers who once feared him and would do anything to keep it safe from harm. He is the Jinchuuriki of the One-Tails.
Sunagakure has a population size of 4/10, a military strength of 4/10, and an economic strength of 4/10.
Land of Lightning
The Land of Lightning is one of the most powerful countries in the world, being rivaled in military strength, on a technical level, only by Iwagakure; this does not include the much feared Land of Iron that no shinobi country wants to deal with. The landscape itself is filled with vast mountain ranges and a large majority of rivers that form and flow into the cracked coastlines that are all around the country. Being that it is only boarded by one unnamed country Kumo has little to worry about by way of national invasion, though this semi-isolation has also made it quite ethnocentric.
Though having breathtaking mountain ranges and beautiful oceans that are home to a great variety marine life, this is not what the Land of Lightning is most famous for. It has simply spectacular lightning storms that set the skies ablaze with magnificent displays of discharged energy. Though the Land of Rain is known for its great rain storms, storms in the Land of Lightning often lack liquid rain of any kind; it's more like a sound wall of thunder and awesome lightning strikes.
The Land of Lightning's Daimyo is quite militaristic and looks to expand Kumo's international influence whenever possible. A weak village would just be walked all over by the others and is therefore unacceptable.
Kumogakure is allied only with Otogakure, and neutral with all else except Konohagakure and Sunagakure which are its enemies.
However, even for allies, no one gets into the village without a constant escort.
Literally having all of the components of its village built into a mountain range, Kumogakure is the highest village in all of the shinobi world. It adds to the three great environmental advantages that other villages have; Iwagkaure exists in the middle of and surrounded by a mountain range, Kumo is literally built into a mountain, and Sunagakure in the middle of an unforgiving desert. As such it is very difficult for either of these villages to be invaded by all but the most determined individuals that really want to do them harm.
Due to the danger of building wooden bridges at such a height where the winds would make it too dangerous to walk, the villagers instead move to other locations in the village by making there way through the paths that are in the mountain; Doton users and normal construction workers endeavored to build most of the inside of their structures inside of the mountain peaks that they were situated on. From the outside one can only see the glass windows and the circular balconies that all buildings share, even the much larger administrative building.
Kumogakure is one of the few villages that have extremely loyal members and very few missing-nin that seek to abandon their village. That said, it is a village that is constantly striving for power and advancement. All of their leaders have continued to expand the military might of the village with better shinobi, better weapons and better trump cards. One such trump card is their own Tailed east, the Eight-Tails. Due to its wild nature, many Jinchuuriki lost control of it and were killed in the process. However, a determination to have a viable weapon eventually led to the perfect control of the Eight-Tails by its current Jinchuuriki, Killer B. Another trump card of Kumogakure is the Two-Tails which is sealed within Yugito Nii, unlike Killer B who gained perfect control of the Eight-Tails, Yugito is able to control her transformation into her Tailed Beast at will.
General Description of Citizen and Population
The people of Kumogakure are quite brash and outspoken. They aren't afraid to speak their minds, shout down the ideas of others or give someone a good ol' fashioned ass whooping in order to get their point across. That said, they have absolutely no problem with boasting about the power of their village or telling others, their enemies especially, just how fiercely loyal they are to their country and village. It is for this reason that even though Kumo has had a few missing-nin, none ever sought to join the hated Akatsuki organization.
Due to their nature, there are many powerful individuals and clans in the village, and many of the shinobi are adept with Lightning Release abilities in many different flavors and variations. Some have even combined elements to mimic the great storms that their country is known for. A lot of their shinobi are also physically strong, few other nations being able to match the raw strength of their current Raikage A Yotsuki and even less so when he uses his unique chakra abilities.
Fiercely protective of his people, A doesn't take any kind of crap from any nation, not even his allies, and is the first to act when someone is in danger.
Kumogakure has a population size 8/10, a military strength of 8/10, and an economic strength 10/10.
Kumogakure has the following clans: the Yotsuki.
Land of Water
The Land of Water is a nation of many islands, the largest of which retaining most of the population and the country's shinobi village. Because of its position, it has no direct boarders with the other shinobi nations, the closest ones being Fire Country and Lightning Country, but even they are too far to really care. Many events within this country are caused by this isolation, which make it a sometimes mysterious land for those who have never been there. Water Country is run by the Water Daimayou (pictured above), who has a typically shy and 'unwilling' demeanor. The Land of Water's shinobi village is Kirigakure, the Village Hidden in the Mist.
Geographically, the Land of Water is composed of many different islands, all of which could have varying natural formations, ranging from impenetrable islands to barely-sandbars. The mainland part of Mizu no Kuni has several mountainous regions which cause certain wind and temperature conditions that result in the infamous mists that its shinobi village is named after.
The Land of Water, as well as its village of Kirigakure, is true neutral. It has no true allies nor any true enemies and has a tendency to stick entirely to itself. In recent months, however, Kirigakure has begun to allow its shinobi to visit other villages.
Located on the largest island, Kirigakure is the shinobi village of Land of Water and it is known as one of the five great shinobi villages, so its leader is known as the Mizukage. Kirigakure is found against a backdrop of mountains, which act as a natural barrier to thwart incoming forces. Kirigakure, as per its name, is always shrouded in a mist that varies from thick to light depending on the seasons or the usage of its eponymous technique, Hiding in Mist Technique. The village's style of architecture has produced varying sizes of cylindrical buidlings which, through their curvature, melt away into the mists that hover in the village. The village itself is dotted with a number of large lakes, each with several islands, man-made and natural, that are used for procreation and training of its shinobi.
Kirigakure's practices used to be incredibly violent and bloody, resulting in the most brutal shinobi that walked the land. The most violent of which was the test for an academy student to become a genin, which pitted him against his team-mates and only the victor (and the only one alive) would be promoted to a genin. This practice was stopped when Zabuza Momochi slaughtered his entire class even though he wasn't old enough to graduate. For this practice Kirigakure became known as the "Village of the Bloody Mist." Though the practices have stopped, its shinobi still post a level of sadism.
One of the most well-known organizations hails from Kirigakure: the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist. This is regarded as one of the most elite groups of ninja in the world, all members wielding gigantic swords with lethal abilities. These swordsmen are all marked by their filed teeth.
Kirigakure has an unintentional isolationist policy as a result of its position off of the mainland. It didn't participate in the first three ninja wars, nor did it really come into conflict with any of the other countries. However, the village has a tendency to 'attack' itself. Under the reign of the Fourth Mizukage Yagura, who was also the Jinchuuriki of the Three-Tails, the village entered into a time of great turmoil. Shinobi began to crave power and took part in questionable activities. Some turned against their country, such as Kisame Hoshigaki, trying to overthrow the government and assassinate numerous officials. Zabuza tried to kill the Mizukage, but failed. For over a decade, Kirigakure also waged war within itself on bloodline limits. Clans were wiped out and those who lived scattered across the world and went into hiding.
In recent years, Kirigakure has calmed down. Its new Mizukage, Mei Terumi, represents a new age for the village, as she wields a bloodline limit. As the village was once in such terrible turmoil against them, she poses as the figurehead of the new generation in Kirigakure
General Description of Citizens and Village Status
Shinobi from this village primarily have the water element, as per the name of the country. They have a tendency to be unusually violent and highly opinionated, as they are willing to go to great lengths to prove their point. Depending on their age and beliefs, they may or may not like Kekkei Genkai users, or outsiders. Some older ones have a "back in my day" attitude about things, too.
Kirigakure has a population size 4/10, a military strength of 8/10, and an economic strength of 4/10.
Kirigakure has the following known clans: the Houzuki, the Kaguya, and the Yuki.
Land of Earth
The Land of Earth shares its boarders with six countries, all three of the smaller shinobi villages, two unnamed countries and the feared Samurai of the Land of Iron; no one is to enter that country for anything but strict political business. The country itself is composed mainly of mountain ranges and desolate landscapes that are often covered by the dust storms that move through the country every now and then; this is what is leads to what is known as the 'dust rain' that sees small chunks of dust and dirt falling from the sky like a rain storm. These vast mountain ranges make it very difficult to create farming villages and agricultural projects, but there are few very well guarded plots of fertile land and lakes that are kept clean and fresh. Though not a brutal land like the Land of Water, it should be noted that the Land of Earth has absolutely no forests, at all. The entirety of the country looks like horizons full of mountain ranges followed by even more mountain ranges. Peaks and valleys are all over the country but it has to be said that no single mountain is as high as the peaks in the Land of Forests that literally stretch into and above the clouds. The Daimyo of the country is one that wants military expansion and influence just like the Daimyo of the Land of Wwind, one of the reasons for their alliance. The Earth Daimyo is not controlled by moral values, however. He is known to use whatever means necessary for the betterment of the country, even criminal groups, the most incriminating being Akatsuki.
TsuchikageIwagakure is a village that is built in the middle of a vast mountain range. Just like how Sunagakure is surrounded by cliffs, Iwagakure is surrounded by mountains. In order for most to get into the village they have to go through a village gate that is built into the frame of one of the frontal mountains. The village itself is largely made out of rock, the buildings taking up a cone-like architecture. All of the buildings have carvings in them that serve as glassless windows and wooden bridges that connect the buildings together. Iwagakure and Kumogakure are the only two shinobi villages that were powerful enough to gain two Jinchuuriki though Akatsuki movements have left Iwagakure as the only remaining village with this status. Its power comes from the strict training regiments that all shinobi go through from their academy days up to the point when they are promoted to Jonin level shinobi. They are all trained as if they are going to be joining the acting military of the country and know many battle formations and war strategies. This is for a good reason since Iwa has been involved in all three great shinobi wars, one of which it fought against Konoha and laid waste to the lands of two of the lesser shinobi villages in the process. Though they have a very strong military force, Iwa isn't above using mercenary groups when they don't want to get their hands dirty directly or gain international notice. In the past it was a frequent user of Akatsuki's forces in order to forward their own agendas, but it is not publicly known if this practice has still continued.
General Description of PopulationThe shinobi of the village are very stern, strict and instruct like military generals. As such the shinobi of the village are highly organized and well equipped for both strike missions and defending their nation. This does not mean that all shinobi turn out to be emotionless tools, drill sargents or war veterans. Though the citizens of the village are trained on where to take shelter if they are invaded and most have basic self defense skills, they retain their own freedoms and personalities. There are also some shinobi that slip through the net and are an utter disgrace to Iwa's militaristic image, but their Kage likes to say that they provide the environment and the training while nature provides the rest. Most of the shinobi here are very adept with a variety of Doton techniques which they can use to make themselves near invisible around rocks or cause great floods of mud to stop advancing forces in their tracks. The current Kage is the the Third Tsuchikage, Onoki of the Dust Release. He's the oldest living Kage and a veteran of the end of the clan wars and the three great shinobi world wars. Through his leadership and guidance Iwagakure has become what it is today. Though his nation is powerful and his shinobi well trained, he still has yet to find a suitable replacement for himself. So long he deems it so and his nuclear hips don't break him, he will remain as their Tsuchikage. Iwagakure has a population size of 8/10, a military strength of 8/10, and an economic strength of 4/10.