KakaIru Maze Challenge 2021 Sign Ups Open!

Calling all KakaIru creators!! Iruka has been kidnapped, and Kakashi needs help getting through the maze to save him! He is seeking a talented someone to guide him through and conquer all the prompts blocking the path to Iruka. If not, well… there’s no telling what will happen to him!

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to delve into the Ancient World and aid Kakashi, please SIGN UP HERE to join him on his adventure!

And you’d better hurry, because sign ups close on 30th June - if the journey is put off any longer, it might be too late!

Mazes will be handed out by 1st July, and the creation period is from 1st July - 31st August. We ask that you don’t post anything before then!

Needless to say, prompt suggestions are now closed, so all there’s left for you to do is sign up, wait, and then create! If you need to go over the mission details again to find out where you can post, or what the rules are, please see the first KakaIru Maze Challenge post; and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

We also invite you to read A Konoha Tale: PART II below! (You can read A Konoha Tale: PART I in this post)

A Konoha Tale: PART II

Kakashi and Iruka have set off for their mission, and at first, everything runs smoothly. They effortlessly get through the Forest of Death and start their investigation once they find the catacomb entrance; but while they are examining the area, they can’t shake the feeling that they’re being watched.

Kakashi and Iruka glance knowingly at each other, and a quick nod from Kakashi tells Iruka to continue with caution. Iruka searches for footprints around the catacomb entrance, and Kakashi studies the foliage nearby for signs of life, also keeping an eye out for enemies; but no matter how hard either of them search, they don’t find anything of interest.

Iruka relaxes a little, putting his anxieties down to the aura of the ancient site; and he leans against the catacomb wall as he thinks about what to do next. His eyes automatically drift to Kakashi, who is crouched down, carefully examining the base of a tree; and that’s when he sees it - a silhouette just a few steps away from him.

Iruka’s eyes widen, and he opens his mouth to alert Kakashi that someone is there; but suddenly, everything goes dark, and there’s a strong hand clamped over his mouth.

“Mmph!” He tries at the top of his lungs.

Kakashi hears the muffled cry, and whips his head around, just in time to see a large silhouette grabbing hold of Iruka and racing off into the dark catacombs below. Kakashi’s heart lurches, and adrenaline shoots through him; and he chases after Iruka, wanting to get to him before it’s too late. If Iruka were to die because of him…

Kakashi picks up the pace as he runs through the burial grounds; and the small lanterns built into the walls begin to light up on their own, the further he ventures in. He can make out the kidnapper further ahead, who seems to be moving faster, as though they’re chasing the shadows, trying to blend into them.

Kakashi doesn’t want to lose sight of Iruka, so he flicks his hands through a series of signs and casts a fire jutsu ahead, lighting up the rest of the corridor, deciding it’s better to give himself light than to attack the kidnapper at this point.

The end of the passage is coming up now, and Kakashi propels himself forward even faster - there could be any number of tunnels around the corner; and he has to at least get a glimpse of the one that Iruka will be dragged through.

As Kakashi nears the corner, the kidnapper takes a sharp left, moving quickly with an unconscious Iruka in their arms. Kakashi is soon around the corner, too, into darkness again; and he quickly finds Iruka’s chakra signature to help guide him along.

All of a sudden, he hears a loud CLANG! that echoes through the catacombs; and he quickly comes to a halt, reflexively reaching for a kunai. He can’t explain it, but something feels off; and he doesn’t want to continue in the darkness. Not when he doesn’t know what’s ahead…

Several seconds pass, and the lanterns begin to illuminate this passageway, too; and Kakashi is met with an even longer corridor with many exits up ahead. He can’t see any enemies nor sense any danger, but something still seems strange, so he continues on with caution.

Kakashi isn’t sure which path the kidnapper took, so he reaches out for Iruka’s chakra signature again; and that’s when he realises it; that’s when he discovers why everything seems so off.

Iruka’s chakra signature is gone…

What is going on?

We hope you’re enjoying the KakaIru Maze Challenge 2021 so far, and we can’t wait to see what you create!!

Ohh, this is a very original event, I’ve never seen anything like this and I’m curious. Signed in! :star_struck:

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Hell yes!! I’m so glad you decided to sign up - it’s going to be super fun!! :grin:
I can’t wait to see what you make! :heart_eyes:

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