Mission Name: Blue Fog and Bitter Cold Mission Rank: B
Mission Summary: The young adult son or daughter of a noble in the northern Mountain Country has been reported missing after being separated from their group during a hike or camping trip. The forest is notorious for taking lives, dense and tricky, with rumours of ghosts and spirits lurking and grizzly bears common in the region. Your most dangerous enemy will, however, be the weather. Mountain Country winters are usually nasty, blasting the forest with snow and ice and frigid temperatures that will very quickly bring inexperienced visitors down. NPCs: One inhabitant of the forest, varying in motivation and level of mysteriousness. Has up to 100 stats and usually only one or two tricks up their sleeve in terms of jutsu, the threats usually being along the lines of an overgrown bear (sometimes with a sword if they're feeling fancy) or a minor youkai out to trick you into freezing to death in the woods.
Village: Chuseki Location: [Dragontooth Karsts] -A large swathe of dense, freezing pine forests on the slopes of a mountain in the north of the Mountain Country. There are a small handful of villages in the surrounding valleys, all generally comfy and welcoming, that will provide accommodation and supplies (billed, within reason, to the Village). Requirements: Two-person squad, with one either being a chuunin or having specific experience with wilderness navigation or medical techniques. Repeats: Can be attempted by one group of shinobi per winter season. Nobles losing their kids in the woods isn't an epidemic, but it tends to be fairly annual. Rewards: 20 EXP, 2,000 Ryo