Naruto: Fading Hope is an AU (Alternate Universe) roleplay forum. What this means is that there are not canons on our site. While we may reference certain ones, the line of canons ends after Madara and Shodaime's battle at the Valley of the End. After that the site is completely AU. For more information please proceed through the plot link. This is the first Arc and we have many more planned. This however is just a general event for the site. The beauty of N:FH is that we the staff try to have members form the plot yourselves!
The story of the site up to now is as follows. It is fourteen years after the the last shinobi war, each village having just about recovered and releasing a new generation of shinobi from the academy into the world of a shinobi. They will have to become stronger and learn to rely on on another if they wish to survive this lifestyle. Plans are unfolding and Kirigakure has come out of a policy of isolation, inviting the other great shinobi nations to take part in a festival, complete with a tournament.
Every village tries to maneuver themselves towards various goals, but in the end it comes down to the choices every shinobi makes, they are the ones who truly shape the world. What will the next generation inherit?
For as long as anyone in Oyama, Japan can remember Shinō Academy has existed. Lying just outside the city the school is home to some of the most brilliant minds and rigorous academic courses available. At least, that is what the rumor is. No one from Oyama seems to actually know what is behind the academy walls. Enrollment being by invitation only the academy has kept itself secluded from the town all these years. Students attending the academy may be seen around town occassionaly but none show much interest or willingness to discuss the school with outsiders. Much of the townspeople in Oyama have learned to leave it well alone, Shinō Academy remaining still today a mystery.
If only they knew the truth about the academy and the students...