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War & Peace: Chapter 17

The two brothers looked at each other. Itachi was impassive while Sasuke was giddy. It was finally about to happen. His vengeance would be satisfied and his family will rest in peace. He would not fail this time. Itachi looked at his brother and sensed what he was thinking.

"Still fighting for the clan?" Itachi asked in a bored tone.

"Why do you care? You're not even an Uchiha anymore." Sasuke informed.

"So you have erased my name from the registry? Just as well, I do not wish to associate with such a weak clan."

"Shut your mouth! We are not weak! I will bring glory to the Uchiha and we shall be the rulers of this era." Sasuke yelled.

"Big words yet you don't have any support or heirs to carry your legacy. It was stupid to kill that woman." Itachi said.

"She was weak and didn't deserve to carry any Uchiha child. My heir will be sired by a strong woman and they will be unstoppable." He explained. Itachi had a small smile on his face.

"I don't believe you came to speak of your plans of rule. I believe you said you would take my life."

"That's right! Once I finish you off, I can finally put your existence behind me." Sasuke pulled out his blade and got into a stance. Itachi slipped a kunai from out his robes. The battle of the Uchihas was about to begin.

The smoke could still be seen from Kusagakure. The smoke came from the burning corpses of the dead cursed army of Iwa. The smell was rancid but it had to be done. Konohagakure wasn't about to allow anyone to research them. Iwagakure was fine with the decision as they didn't want the stain of the cursed army connected to them. They even helped with the disposal.

With the battle over, both sides faced each other. Neither made a move and wondered what to do. Gaara was the first to introduce himself. Nobuo did as well and thanked him for his help. They agreed to talk but Nobuo was only allowed two guards to the meeting. They met on the outskirts of the village and were seated by Yamato's makeshift table and chairs.

"So Kohari was right. I guess a welcome back is in order." Makoto said sarcastically.

"You don't have to hold back on my account Makoto-dono. Your distaste is quite clear." Nobuo said.

"Let's not start on a bad note. We have come together with one simple goal in mind. All of us wish to end this war. We are on the verge of that and we need to act accordingly if we want to succeed. Let's listen to what the Tsuchikage has to say." Azumi interjected.

"What I want to know is how Berugu and his children managed to take control of Iwa? The late Godaime was no pushover and neither were you, his successor." Tsunade spoke.

"It was quite easy for him actually." Kurotsuchi said.

"How so?" asked Makoto.

"You may not believe this but Berugu did have many supporters. Many still hate Konoha after the Third Ninja World War and were looking to get even. Myself and my clan were among the many that felt that way. Berugu promised us revenge and we believed him." Kazuhiro said.

"Because he had such support, Berugu and his forces were able to infiltrate the village. They ambushed those who were a threat, included the Godaime and my family. We had no choice but to go into hiding." Nobuo continued.

"Still, your ability with the Jinton Kekkei genkai was said to surpass that of your grandfather. Are you saying that you couldn't deal with Berugu or his ilk?" Makoto asked.

"Say I did kill Berugu, Sano and Shion, what do you think would have happened? Those that supported Berugu inside and outside of the village would revolt. I did not have the manpower nor support to put down such a revolt." Nobuo explained.

"What changed you mind Kazuhiro? As you said, you were a supporter of Berugu. Why suddenly switch sides?" Sentaro asked.

"Yes, I supported Berugu and if he was still alive, I would still support him. However, since his death, his brats have been treating the village like a toy. Their constant bickering over who should rule led to the deaths of council men, shinobi and even civilians. Sano's violent takeover was the last straw." Kazuhiro said.

"So why have you made your move now?" Gaara asked.

"With the Kazekage's help, our daimyo's son is safe. With the death of the Magunas and his allies within the court, he sees that continuing this war is neither right or profitable to Tsuchi no Kuni. He commissioned me to put an end to it all." Nobuo told them.

"That was generous of him, especially since he supported the war. I assume that the other daimyo's have been informed." Tsunade asked.

"Yes they have and a message should be arriving in each of your villages soon." He answered.

"Well I guess that the end of it huh?" Azumi said.

"I know that Tsuchi no Kuni will have to make amends but this is not the venue for suck talks." Nobuo said.

"What are you suggesting?" Gaara asked.

"We should have a meeting to talk about what should be done to seal the rift that has been created from this war. The daimyo will personally accompany me just to show how serious we are." The others looked at each other and began to talk. They finished their discussion and turned to him.

"One condition, this meeting must be held in a neutral setting." Tsunade said.

"Will Tetsu no Kuni be an acceptable setting?" Nobuo asked.

"You seem to have thought of everything, haven't you Tsuchikage-dono?" Azumi asked.

"A leader must be able to anticipate the feelings of his allies or enemies." He stated.

"Tetsu no Kuni will be fine. Shall we convene in a week?" Tsunade asked.

"Make it a week and a half. We have been fighting and we will need to rest." Sentaro said.

"A week and a half it is. I shall make my way back home and inform my daimyo." Nobuo said. He stood up and bowed to the others before leaving with Kazuhiro and Kurotsuchi. He stopped and turned back to the leaders. "Makoto-dono, I was told that you were keeping Kohari. As I have confirmed her story,"

"She will be returned to you with haste." Makoto said.

"I thank you. I was quite worried about her." With that, the Iwa group left.

An explosion rocked the area where the Uchihas did battle. Itachi jumped out of the flames and spun in mid-air to avoid Sasuke's slash. He kicked at him but Sasuke used the Shunshin no Jutsu to avoid it. He reappeared below Itachi and stabbed at his back. Sasuke saw the spike of chakra with his Sharingan as Itachi exploded.

Itachi watched the flames for Sasuke. From the corner of his eye, he saw a flash of steel. Itachi ducked and lashed out with a kick that caught Sasuke in the throat. Sasuke fell to the ground and Itachi was quickly on him. He slammed his foot in his throat again, making him gasp and spit up blood. Despite this, Sasuke smiled at him and dissolved into snakes. The snakes attacked but Itachi exploded into crows. There was a clang of steel before the two reappeared in front of each other.

Sasuke and Itachi looked at one another. They didn't say a word to each other and waited for the next move to happen. Sasuke smirked at his brother.

"Are we going to keep up with these lame Genjutsus or is this all you can do with your lone arm?" he mocked.

"And still, you can't kill me with my lone arm. If you tire of these lame Genjutsu, the show me what you can do." Itachi countered.

"Fine, you want it, you got it!" Sasuke snarled. He did a few quick hand seals and took a deep breath. "Katon: Gōkakyu no Jutsu!" He blew out a huge ball of fire at Itachi. Itachi did three one-handed seals.

"Suiton: Suijinheki!" Itachi spat out a large volume of water from his mouth and it surrounded him. Sasuke's fireball did little to punch through the water wall. Sasuke waited for the water to fall. He watched as the wall suddenly churned.

"Suiton: Daibakufu no Jutsu!" Sasuke jumped out of way as the rotating stream of water as it destroyed everything in its way.

"Don't you have any shame? We are the fire breathers of the world! Your use of water is a disgrace!" Sasuke spat. He suddenly hit something hard. Before he could identify it, he was tied to it with ninja wire."

"Katon: Ryūka no Jutsu." Sasuke watched as several streams of fire ran up the wire toward him. They smashed into Sasuke and blew out the earth pillar. It fell to the ground in a mix of stone and fire. Several clones surround the area and awaited Sasuke to come out. The first clone was hit by the Chidori. Sasuke moved quickly around and hit all of them with the Chidori. When the last Itachi dispelled, he saw the real Itachi doing one-handed seals. Sasuke did seals of him own.

"Katon," Sasuke started.

"Gōkakyu no Jutsu!" Itachi finished. The two spat their attacks at each other. The flames clashed, each trying to overcome the other. The attacks finally canceled each other out. Embers of fire fell to the ground. Sasuke growled while Itachi still looked impassive.

"Enough of this, time to raise the stakes!" Sasuke said and activated his Mangekyo. Itachi raised an eyebrow at that. Sasuke saw him get a bit cautious and smiled at him. "Yes, I have gained the same eyes as you. It was gift from my clan in order to avenge them. You told me that I had to hate you brother. The hate has grown and kept growing for twenty eight years. This is my reward. With this power, I'll kill you. Then I'll pick my clan out of the dirt and into its rightful place in the world. The Uchiha will rule supreme!"

Itachi look at Sasuke and saw the madness. It was the same madness that he secretly hid. It was still within him after his defeat by Kakashi. Chou brought him out of that madness and it was banished from his life. Itachi activated his Mangekyo and faced Sasuke. This time he would not let Sasuke leave alive.

Naruto and Sakura were hanging out, outside of the hospital. Sakura informed the hospital staff to let her know when Chou went into labor. Naruto stayed to keep her company. He had recently sent out a hunter-nin team to find the Uchiha brothers. Their orders were to take Itachi into custody and take out Sasuke if possible. The two looked out to see the sun that was beginning to set.

"It's beautiful." Sakura said.

"Yeah, it is. With everything going on, I haven't taken time to watch it." Naruto said.

"Makes me wish we had something to eat." She said.

"Well, how about I cook for you tonight. You know, in case Chou doesn't go into labor." He asked.

"You can cook? I assume it's something other than ramen?" She asked in a flirtatious tone.

"Trust me; I'll cook you the greatest dinner of your life." He boasted. Suddenly a medic appeared before them.

"Haruno-sama, Chou-san has gone into labor!" she exclaimed. Sakura and Naruto quickly followed the medic inside.

Black flames surrounded them like a wall. There would be no escape for either of them. The battle that they fought would have a winner and a loser. Sasuke skid across the ground, using his wings to slow himself down. Sasuke, who was in his cursed form, was breathing heavily. He glared at Itachi, who looked just as winded as he was. Sweat ran down their faces from the heat of the flames.

The battle was not going the way Sasuke thought. He believed that Itachi's weaknesses would have given him the edge. He was very surprise to learn that Itachi had contracted severe lung cancer. He thought it was funny and it was justice for what he had done to the clan. Yet, he had not shown any indication that his cancer affected him. He also seemed to be able to fight him on an even level even though he was half blind. He had one damn arm and he was still beating him around. He was still this strong and it pissed him off.

Itachi looked at Sasuke with a grin.

"It seems that you haven't trained enough with the Mangekyo. Your aim with the Amaterasu was off. Has the light faded in eyes so much?" Itachi asked.

"Shut up!" Sasuke snapped. He was thinking of a way to finish this. He could use the ultimate technique of the Mangekyo but after Itachi beat his Tsukuyomi attack, he was feeling weak. He needed to buy time. Sasuke thrust his hand forward and launched his Chidori Eisō. Itachi easily dodged the spear of lightning and quickly dodged his follow up attack, the Chidori Senbon. Sasuke did some quick hand seals.

"Katon: Gōryūka no Jutsu!" Sasuke spat out fireballs shaped like dragon heads. Itachi jumped into the air and spun to avoid the barrage. He landed and took off to avoid the few that Sasuke shot out. He ducked behind a pillar but it did not save him as the dragon heads consumed it. Sasuke watched the fire, knowing that his brother was not dead yet.

"Enton: Jaō Ensatsu Kokuryūha!" Sasuke spun to see the flames of the Amaterasu take shape and formed into a dragon. It roared and launched itself at Sasuke.

"Enton: Kagutsuchi!" Sasuke countered and a barrier appeared in front of Sasuke. The shield stabbed the dragon, stopping the dragon and protecting him. Itachi appeared and backhanded Sasuke. He hit the ground and Itachi was quickly on him. He pulled out a kunai and made his way to finish him off. He stopped suddenly and jumped back when a skeletal frame surrounded Sasuke.

"So, you know how to use Susano'o." Itachi stated. Sasuke smirked as he got to his feet. The skeletal frame began to take form then skin wrapped around the bones. Armor made of the flames of the Amaterasu surrounded the astral being. A sword formed out of the flames and Sasuke's Susano'o took hold of it. Itachi faced down Sasuke's Susano'o.

"What do you think Brother? The third and most powerful technique of the Mangekyo, it will be this that will seal your fate!" Sasuke exclaimed. Suddenly, he saw that Itachi had an amused smile on his face. "What the hell is so funny?"

"Perhaps you should have trained more Sasuke. Allow me to show you, the true Susano'o!" Itachi said with a raised voice. Itachi's Sharingan flared and Sasuke had to cover his eyes. When he was able to look again, he saw that Itachi had used the Susano'o. The armor of Itachi's Susano'o resembled that of a yamabushi. It came equipped with a shield and sake gourd. "This is how the Susano'o is supposed to look. It takes years of training to fully master. You have yet to scratch the surface."

"We'll just see how powerful your Susano'o is!" Sasuke shouted and attacked. The shield came in front of the flying fist. The chakra-flames blade was thrust at Itachi's left. The arm of Itachi's Susano'o spilled out the liquid of the sake gourd. The liquid formed into a blade and stopped the stab. Both attacks were pushed back and Itachi attacked. Sasuke blocked with his left and attacked with the sword. Itachi met the strike and parried the blow. He brought the blade down on Sasuke's shoulder, piercing the Amaterasu armor. Sasuke hissed in pain and glared at Itachi.

Sasuke pulled the flames that surrounded them and collected it into his left palm. A huge black ball of fire formed and Sasuke aimed it at him. With a roar, Sasuke flung the huge attack at Itachi. Itachi moved the shield in front of him. The attack clashed with the shield. Sasuke watch with anger as the attack did not crush the shield. Then he watched as the attack was absorbed by the shield.

Itachi pointed the shield at Sasuke. Sasuke's eyes went wide and he crossed his arms just as a blast of fire erupted from the shield. The fire consumed Sasuke and his Susano'o in a light that could be seen for miles. When it died down, Itachi watched as Sasuke's Susano'o was beginning to fade. Sasuke was on his knees and was breathing heavily. He looked at the shield with amazement.

'The Yata no Kagami, he has the Yata no Kagami! Then that means,' He thought in worry. He struggled to stand but Itachi would not give him a chance. His sword pierced right through Sasuke. Sasuke gasped and looked down at the blade. He suddenly felt himself get sucked into it. 'Damn it, this is the Totsuka no Tsurugi. Orochimaru has been looking for this for years. Damn it, it's sealing me in its power.'

"You did well but you are still so weak. It seems that your hatred was not enough. Spend your days in a drunken dream knowing that you will never defeat me." Itachi said. Sasuke growled and whimpered in frustration. He will not allow this. He will not be defeated again, not by him. He activated his curse seal to the second level. He focused all his hate and rage. His chakra skyrocketed and he roared as it consumed him.

"I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED!" Sasuke roared to the heavens. His chakra broke the Totsuka no Tsurugi, surprising Itachi. He looked back at Sasuke and was again shocked at what he saw. Sasuke's Susano'o was complete, Itachi knew that. Its armor was very demonic and drool dripped off its fangs. The weapon of choice was a shield combined with a bow. Itachi prepared himself for a fight when suddenly he grabbed his chest. He fell to his knees and threw up blood. His breathing was erratic and he felt that his lungs were about to explode.

'No, not now!' Itachi thought. Sasuke saw his Susano'o weaken and smiled. He formed and arrow from his right and placed it the bow. He quickly fired the arrow. It flew through the air with amazing speed. Itachi tried to raise the shield but he was too late. The arrow punched right through him. Itachi gasped in pain as he grabbed the arrow. Sasuke looked down at him with a smile. He broke into insane laughter as he had finally done it. He didn't care that Itachi sickness kicked in. He had finally won and completed his revenge. He continued to laugh as the curse mark resided and the Susano'o disappeared. He continued to laugh until he passed out from chakra exhaustion.

Itachi was still on his knees as the light began to fade from his eyes. He struggled to put his hands together. He needed to do this, to see his son and lover again. His hands in a seal, he focused his remaining chakra and life force. With a shout, he released it all and was consumed in a pillar of light.

Sakura and two other medics were with Chou, who was screaming in pain. Her child was crowning and was about to be born. The other doctors were trying to keep Chou alive. Her vitals were failing and she was getting weaker. Sakura knew why it was so but she had to keep her alive.

"Chou, you can't quit on me! Think about the baby, is this what Itachi would want?" Sakura pleaded.

"I can't, I can't live without him." Chou said in a weak voice.

"Please Chou, you got to keep fighting."

"I can't, I just can't."

"She's fading fast!" one of the doctors shouted. Sakura looked distraught and didn't know what to do. Suddenly the room was filled with light. When it died down, Sakura was surprised to see Itachi standing in the room. Chou had a smile on her face.

"You came," she said softly. Outside, the ANBU guards entered the room but held themselves at the ready. Naruto entered the room. He looked at Itachi and he looked at him. Naruto saw something and smiled. He waved off the ANBU who relaxed their guard. Itachi nodded at the Mizukage and grasped Chou's hand.

"Sorry I took so long." Itachi said.

"I knew that you'd be here." Chou said happily. Itachi looked at Sakura and gave her a nod.

"Alright Chou, I need one big push." Sakura said. Chou gave it her all and gave a mighty push. She squeezed Itachi's hand and screamed as the child came out. Suddenly, a loud cry caught everyone's attention. In Sakura's hands was a crying baby boy. Chou was smiling even though she was tired. Itachi smiled as well. Sakura cut the cord and gave their child to them. Chou and Itachi crowded their child and showered it with love. Everyone still silent but were smiling at the display.

Itachi then looked at Naruto.

"Mizukage-sama, would you do us the honor and name our child?" he asked. Naruto nodded and looked at the child.

"How does Eiji sound?" Naruto asked.

"Uchiha Eiji, it's a beautiful name." Chou said.

"It is also an appropriate name. I wish for my son to be associated with peace. Thank you Mizukage-sama." Itachi said. Naruto nodded at the two as they went back to their son.

"Let's leave these two alone for a while." Naruto said. Everyone nodded and filed out of the room. The two lovers were now alone. Chou looked at Itachi with a very sad expression.

"You broke your promise." She said with sadness.

"I am truly sorry. I tried my best." Itachi said with sorrow.

"I know you did. Just… just promise me that you watch us from wherever you go?" Chou was in tears as was Itachi.

"Whether in hell or heaven, I will always look upon you."

"That is all I ask." Itachi bent down to his son and kissed his forehead.

"Watch over your mother Eiji. Know that I will be proud of you in whatever you do." Itachi looked at Chou and kissed her deeply. They broke the kiss and kept their foreheads together. "You are the greatest thing in my life. I will always love you." He told her.

"And I will always love you." Chou returned. Itachi then began to fade. It looked like a bunch of fireflies. The lights faded and Itachi was gone. Chou hugged her son tightly and began to cry. Outside, Sakura was in tears as well as she witnessed the teary good-bye. Naruto kept a neutral expression but he was unhappy at the scene he witnessed. Sakura turned and ran into Naruto. She embraced him and cried into his chest. Naruto returned the embrace and said nothing. The two stayed like that for a long time.

Danzo unsealed his arm. He looked at the arm and observed it. He had one eye closed on the thing and hoped that he would not have to use another one. Using that same arm, he ripped the bandages off the right side of his face. The damaged Sharingan gleamed in the low light of his hidden office. He was checking over everything he had on him. It was as if he was getting ready for battle.

One of his men appeared before him and kneeled.

"Danzo-sama, we are in place. We await your order." The ninja said.

"Then begin operations. By the end of the night, Konoha will be in my hands.

Tsume walked toward her room. She gave a huge yawn and scratched her tummy. As she made her way to her room, she saw her darling little grand-daughter.

"What are you doing up my little Hanryu?" Tsume cooed.

"Granny, my nose itches." Hanryu said as she rubbed her nose harshly.

"Oh, you probably just have a cold." Tsume said.

"Nuh uh, mommy checked my forehead and its cold." She said. Tsume did just that and had to admit that she was right. She then heard the sounds of dogs whimpering. She made her way to a window. She looked out and was shocked to see some of the dogs dead. She was just in time to see a figure in a mask drive kunai into one of the dog's throat.

"NO!" she roared. That caused a huge noise as several masked men burst through her door. Tsume quickly grabbed her granddaughter just as several of her clan members came to investigate. The first three were cut down by the assailants. Tsume couldn't believe that the village's ANBU were attacking them. That's when one of them spoke.

"By order of Danzo, the Inuzuka clan is hereby charged with treason. Your punishment is death." He said and they charged at the clan members.

Shino's bugs were causing a stir, waking him up. He was careful not to awaken his guest that was in his bed. He put on a pair of pants and stood up. As he was checking his hive, he heard a commotion. He moved toward the window and witnessed two of the sentries get killed. Thought shocked, he saw two enemies with kunai launcher. He quickly got out of the way and drove on the person in his bed. The female screamed as kunai were shot into the room. Shino pulled the mattress over them.

When the barrage was over, Shino threw the mattress off and made sure to see if his female companion was safe.

"Are you alright?" Shino asked.

"No, I'm not alright! What the hell is going on?" Ayame shouted as she covered herself. Shino didn't answer and passed her underwear and his coat. Partly dressed, Shino led her out the room. As they made their way out, they saw Aburames being attacked by ANBU. Shino couldn't think of that now. He needed to get Ayame out of here. Shino unleashed his bugs to clear a path.

"I don't understand why you sent me out this late. You're only a month and four days pregnant." Chouji whined.

"Oh stop your belly-aching. I'm giving birth to your child. Of course they would be hungry." Ino joked. Chouji just sighed and went toward his kitchen. As he made his way there, several men came crashing through the windows. Chouji dropped his things and got in front his wife. He looked for his spear which was at the door. He stared at the ANBU who had their weapons drawn.

"What is the meaning of this?" Chouji shouted.

"By order of Danzo, you are charged with treason. The punishment is death." The leader said. Chouji growled and protected his wife as they charged at him.

"Nikudan Sensha!" was the shout they heard. The ANBU was all crushed by the huge human ball. Choza returned to normal and looked at the dazed men. Chouji quickly grabbed his spear and joined his father.

"Dad, what's going on here?" Chouji asked.

"One of the elders has betrayed us. His ninja is attacking the clans, ninjas and civilians who resist. Chouji, take Ino and get out of here." Choza ordered.

"But dad,"

"Now Chouji!" he shouted. The attackers regained their bearings and charged at the elder Akimichi. Chouji growled but grabbed his wife and left. Choza smiled as he fought back the attack. He would protect his son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

Jiraiya looked out from the Hokage tower and was pissed off. There were fires everywhere. He had gotten the alert when someone hit the alarm. However, the ANBU couldn't get mobilized as their facilities were bombed. Jiraiya looked at the two ANBU that was with him.

"Get out there and find out what's going on!" Jiraiya ordered.

"Yes sir!" they said and disappeared. Seconds later, their bodies fell to the ground dead. Jiraiya turned to see the person who had done it.

"Danzo!" he shouted.

"The time has come for me to rule."


Katon: Gōkakyu no Jutsu – Fire Release: Great Fireball Technique - A technique where chakra kneaded inside the body is converted into fire, and expelled from the mouth in a massive orb of roaring flame. The scope of the attack is altered by controlling the volume of chakra that is mustered. The released flames will engulf their target, and leave a crater on the ground's surface. The fireball is normally blown through a ring made by the thumb and index finger of the user.

Suiton: Suijinheki – Water Release: Water Encampment Wall - This defensive jutsu creates a wall of water around the user. Enemy attacks are completely intercepted by a fence of water blown out from the mouth, and is raised from below with tremendous might. The water is blown out in the form of a circle around the user, and it makes for a defense without openings. It is also possible for the user to control the amount of water and duration at will. The wall's strength and resistance change following the quantity of chakra poured down into the water, so a skillful shinobi will be able to build a sturdy one. Furthermore, because the field of vision is maintained even while defending one can easily go on to the next move, which is a great advantage. The wall can also be formed from a pre-existing water source.

Suiton: Daibakufu no Jutsu – Water Release: Great Waterfall Technique - This technique extends water over a large scale, surges and rises up to several dozen meters high. Then it streams down to the ground in one big cascade, much like a gigantic waterfall. In doing so, it resembles a huge wave, with tremendous power that can hollow out the ground. What remains after that jutsu's utilization is reminiscent of no less than the aftermath of a natural disaster. This is a considerably advanced Ninjutsu, and activating this technique requires a fair share of chakra.

Katon: Ryūka no Jutsu – Fire Release: Dragon Fire Technique - The user breathes fire along a cord or any other type of long object, which rush forward in straight line catching the enemy on fire. The flames are meant to target, and assault the enemy's upper body just like a projectile weapon.

Katon: Gōryūka no Jutsu – Fire Release: Great Dragon Fire Technique - The user compresses a large amount of chakra built up inside their body and changes it into a dragon-shaped fireball. The user then skillfully manipulates that great fire, and attacks their opponent. Even outside of the attack range, its power and reliability are stressed. The flames have a high temperature, as they can create an up draught which in turn can give rise to thunder clouds. A master of this technique can fire off several flames in succession. Anyone caught in the technique could potentially be reduced to ashes. This is the setup that Sasuke uses in order to perform Kirin.

Enton: Jaō Ensatsu Kokuryūha – Blaze Release: Dragon of the Darkness Flame – Itachi uses the Amaterasu and forms it into a dragon. The dragon will destroy everything in its path to ashes.

Enton: Kagutsuchi – Blaze Release: Added Tool Earth Lord - This technique shapes the inextinguishable black flames of Amaterasu into a spiked barrier that not only shields the user, but also burns and pierces the opponent if they touch them. This technique seems to be controlled by Sasuke's right eye, unlike his Amaterasu, as he was covering his left when using it.


Tetsu no Kuni – Land of Iron

Yata no Kagami – Eight Span Mirror

Totsuka no Tsurugi – Ten Hands Long Sword.