Several Days Later
Thousands of men stood in the desert, they were all identical, long trench coats that seemed to whip in the wind, and gas masks fitted tightly onto their faces. One could notice that number among these identical soldiers were several ninja as well. As one they raised their lasrifles, or swords in the case of the ninja, over their heads and cried out with a single voice, "For the Emperor."
There was a flash of white light and the massive forms of the Adeptus Arstates stood there staring down their adversaries under the pouring rain. The squad of seven marines was a good twenty feet from another group of seven pierced individuals. They stood in the alleyway of some city and it was silent, save for the hum of a power sword and a few plasma weapons, and there was also grinding as someone pulled the trigger on a chain sword. The Sergeant of the unit sneered at his pierced enemies and cried out, "For Russ and the Allfather!"
There was another flash, and now it was a bald man wearing green robes and sunken, empty eyes. Clawed hands seemingly reached outward, as if trying to grasp at something just out of reach and in the distance a hissing of serpents could almost be heard, yet, it was audible. Looking outward he seemed to be in a cell covered in runes and seals and he spoke in a horse, graveled voice, "Find me, Acolyte."
And with that Naruto woke with a jump. He was breathing hard, but that did not distract him from noticing that the sun was already up or that Mercurio was standing at the window looking out. He seemed to be deep in thought when he said, "Hmmmm, finally you awaken."
"I would have awoken sooner, had the Emperor not blessed me with a two-fold vision"
Mercurio looked up from his work, he had been trying to repair a servo skull for days now, and turned to looked at Naruto for a moment and then said, "Yes, and what was this vision Psyker?"
A small, yet disturbing smile appeared on Naruto's face as she said in High Gothic, "Fist, that an Astropath is alive on this world, though something is keeping it from communicating offworld. Whatever this was did not however prevent him from contacting me through my dream. And most important, a vision of a glorious Crusade to bring this world into His light fought by the Guard and the Adeptus Astates, and some local ninja. Our mission here is blessed by his Divine hand, I am certain of it."
Mercurio smiled, the ivory inlay in his teeth clearly visible in the light of the early day as he slung a dark red leather jacket over his shoulders as the servo skull floated up and started to fly around the room. "If what you saw truly was a gift of the Emperor, then we must continue to use these Radical techniques boy, may he forgive us. Now hurry and get dressed our escort is waiting, we have much to do today after all."
Naruto nodded as he drew himself from his bed and looked over to his belongings. He didn't have much, even if the Hokage had provided some additional clothing and supplies to them. As Naruto slowly began to put on his own robes. They were a flowing brown coat that he had been wearing when he had landed in the village, and while not many would notice right away, it was far more than a normal jacket. He got it after aiding his father in destroying a Heretical Witch on Krieg. The truth of the jacket was that it was a piece of flak armor used by the legendary Death Korps, and offered him decent protection. It also looked like a robe when fully done up. He then checked his laspistol and extra ammo. Three clips he thought to himself, if he used the wisely and kept them solar charged they would last him for quite a long time.
Once he was fully dressed and prepared to go he turned back to Bishop Wolfe, who had drawn the hood of his coat up so that it covered the back of his skull. They had discovered that cerebral augmentation like Mercurio had was unheard of on this world, thus they did their best to spare the people the disquiet of having to witness it, at least for now. As Naruto took his staff he thought back to the last few days, and how apparently for the sake of "diplomacy" he was now to join the ninja academy. It was apparently his birthright as a member of the village, that had surprised both Naruto and Mercurio, the idea that this was Naruto's home world had raised a thousand questions, but none were asked, as it was not yet time.
Leaves of Fire Inn
Anko Mitarashi was bored, and while her room at the inn was nicer then her apartment, and room service paid for by the Hokage was definitely a plus, there was a limit to how much time she could do in a hotel room alone without being allowed to leave, something that was even restricted further by the order to remain alert and watch her charges. She had already racked up an impressive room service bill, and as long as she was here she had no intention of stopping.
Yawning Anko jumped out of the chair she had been lounging in and grabbed the heavy, thick book that Bishop had given her, he seemed to have a dozen of them. He said it contained many sermons on the Divinity of the Emperor and the most important tenants of the creed. She found the excepts on traitors particularly satisfying, given her own experiences with her mentor. She was reading one of the Sermons of a man named Sebastian Thor, she found it moving for reasons she couldn't quite explain when there was a knock on her door.
Standing Anko walked over to the door and opened it, already knowing who it was, the Imperials, as they were becoming known as. Once she opened the door she saw that her guess was right and with a half grin said, "Ok, I take it you want to go somewhere, so where to?"
Mercurio was stoic in Anko's opinion, no, that wasn't right, the man was cold. She chose to dress the way she did because it put people off guard and distracted them, even momentarily, but Wolfe had never even looked once, unlike the other one, Naruto. She also noticed the flying skull hovering about them with machinery weaved about it, and decided that it was fairly creepy. In response to her question Mercurio told her, "Last night your Hokage said a number of buildings would be turned over to us for use this morning. It's in a place called, the Uchiha Compound."
Though Anko didn't show it, she was far too well trained for that, the idea that the Uchiha compound had been given away to these strangers, that surprised her greatly. She could only guess that the Hokage was playing some long term gambit here, because otherwise he was going senile, which would be terrible, for everyone. She already knew that the boy Naruto would join the Academy, a month before graduation at that too, whatever the Hokage was planning was way over her pay grade, that was for certain. "Well then. Let's go before the Academy opens."
And with that the three of them left for the Uchiha compound, the Imperials were moving out, and while she wouldn't learn it until much later, she had also been reassigned to be their liaison, permanently. Clearly some of the council had decided that would be a fitting duty for a woman with questionable loyalties to begin with, Anko would simply be pissed.
The Kohana Ninja Academy
Naruto could feel the hate burning into his back from the boy sitting behind him, that Uchiha. he had not been there when he and Bishop Wolfe had arrived with their guide and claimed a building on the far side for their base of operations. The former base of the police if he remembered correctly, not that it mattered, the Uchiha compound no longer existed, it was now the Imperial Compound. Still, it was getting annoying. Turning the young psyker said, "And your problem is?"
"You stole my Home!" was the angry reply.
"No, I didn't, you still have your home. We only have the rest of the neighborhood, it's not like it was being used." Naruto said in a calm voice that only seemed to anger the Uchiha more. Several of the girls in the class seemed to be staring daggers at him as well for some reason.
"No, it was all my home!"
Before Naruto had a chance to reply the door opened and a ninja with a scar across his face appeared. That would be Iruka, Naruto surmised, his teacher, and even though the teacher didn't introduce himself he did mention that he would like to see Naruto after classes so he could gauge his skills. After pouring over some scrolls detailing something called a clone technique for a few hours target practice test began and the students made their way out onto the practice range.
"Alright, you know the drill for this test, five bulls eyes with no misses is the only way to pass. You can choose your own ranged weapon." Iruka said with a grin.
Naruto noticed that most of the other students pulled out those throwing daggers known as Kunai or shuriken, though one did produce a bow Naruto calmly drew his laspistol. Iruka gave his an odd look as the targeting implant in his right eye pinpointed the target. Five times the red light lashed out of the laspistol and burned a hole in the center of the target. Iruka, and most of the student's jaws dropped at the display.
From behind Naruto the Uchiha he had the small argument with earlier decided that it was time to get back at the thief who had stolen his home and threw a shuriken at Naruto. Once again he surprised everyone when he spun and held up his hand and the shuriken stopped dead, then dropped to the ground when Naruto closed his hand. "For those who don't know, I am Naruto Uzumaki, long lost son of this village, and I am an Imperial Psyker. That means this training is beneath me, and so are you." Naruto said proudly as he stared at Sasake.
He then turned and walked off, having passed his test and went back into the school where he met another teacher, a man named Mizuke. "Hey, your that new student aren't you, the imperial?"
Naruto stopped and looked at him for a moment before saying, "Yes... why?"
"Well, I saw your little boast out in the yard, and you do know there's a faster way to graduate, right?"
"Really? And what way would that be?" Naruto said, with a little more than trace amount of eagerness in his voice.
"Well, let me tell you a secret, but don't tell anyone I told you..." Mizuke said with a small grin on his face.
"We granted you hospitality, gave you considerable amount of land, granted you an incredible amount of latitude and the DAY that happened your ward STOLE a classified military scroll from this very building!" A council member screamed at Bishop Wolfe.
"And I had nothing to do with that, and I doubt he does either, until I have some proof. All I see is slander against us." Wolfe said with a calm voice. He was getting annoyed with these three fools and was seriously tempted to kill them all for wasting his time as they had been arguing for fifteen minutes now.
The argument was about to get far more heated when Naruto, the Hokage, and Iruka all walked up. In a calm voice the Hokage said, "Naruto didn't steal it, he was framed by Mizuke. Iruka here can verify that. Mizuke has been turned over to Ibiki for interrogation. This discussion is over."
The council members grumbled as they left, but they did with the Hokage and Iruka. Naruto and Mercurio then went inside their new home, which was next to the building that Mercurio was sanctifying as a chapel to the God Emperor. Speaking in High Gothic the Bishop asked, "So, how did the mission go?"
"Excellent, Bishop Wolfe, I have the contents of the scroll copied onto my data slate and can begin to learn and practice at my leisure. Iruka has also agreed to teach me the basics so I know how practice their techniques myself. Given what I saw tonight not only is this world, or at least this region of it unfamiliar with Psykers, these ninjas do employ powers beyond the scope of normal humans. I suspect some kind of mutation that allows an altered form of Psyker ability. but without a scholar we are limited..."
Naruto stopped his report when a loud noise came from the front door and both him and Wolfe turned and looked over to see Anko having kicked open the door with a large duffle bag on her shoulder. With an exceedingly unhappy look on her face she unleashed a torrent of profanities and then said, "By order of the Council, I am to live here with you. I suggest we all get used to it because it ain't changing.
A/N: Sorry for the delay, RL problems, writers block, and other crap.
Holy Night: Byakugan would indeed be seen as a blessing while the Sharingan would not. As for the other clans, well wait and see.
Follower of Light: More than likely on survivors, though no Grey Knights, as it was a Black Ship of the Ordo Hereticus, and as such no space marines on it. Sisters of Battle on the other hand...
Uncle Joe: Technically you are right and to other members of the Inquisition, Naruto would not hold the rank of inquisitor. However from the outside they don't make such distinctions as it would subtract from the fear the Ordos create. A united front so to speak, thus he is an Inquisitor and at the same time, he is not.