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Bear | Bird | Claw | Craftsman | Crimson | Demon | Earth | Fang | Fire
Forest | Frost | Grass | Honey | Hot Springs | Iron | Key | Lightning
Marsh | Moon | Mountain | Neck | Noodles | Pink Flower | Rain | Red Bean
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Guide to the Fire Country
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Country Background:

The Fire country is marked by forests, helping to give rise to its ninja village "hiding in its leaves". The Fire Country is one of the largest ninja countries in the Naruto world, sharing borders with more countries than any other. It borders Grass, Rain, Waterfall, Sound, River, Tea and several unnamed countries. The Fire Country is home to many cities, including Konohagakue no Sato, Tanzaku Gai, Otafuku Gai, Otakame Sato and Tokkuriji.


Village Background:

Hidden Leaf is one of the most powerful ninja villages in the world. The village was founded approximately 65 years before the start of the series when several ninja clans came together. These included the Senju Clan of the Forest, which included the brothers who would become First and Second Hokage and the Uchiha Clan under Uchiha Madara. In the beginning the gathered group was essentially a ninja unit; with the First's death his younger brother established the village infrastructure. By the end of the first Ninja World War, Konoha had grown and its citizenship diversified. Konoha has a strong tradition of protecting its own and the Kyuubi attack provided the best example. The villages Fourth Hokage gave his life by trapping the Kyuubi within Uzumaki Naruto. Later on the Third Hokage would also give his life in battle protecting the village. Over the years Konoha has gone to war with many of its neighboring countries, but new ties of alliance have been forged in recent years. Currently Konoha is allied with fellow Great Shinobi Country Sand, and lower shinobi countries Grass, Rain and Waterfall.


Village Statistics

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Leadership

Country Leader:

The current leader of the Fire Country is a daimyo. The Daimyou is charged with selecting the ninja who will become Hokage. After the Daimyou has made his selection, a council of Leaf Jounin will vote on the choice. His wife uses the services of Konoha to do such tasks as finding her lost cat. The daimyou is protected by the elite Twelve Guardians.


Village Leader:

The current leader of Hidden Leaf is Danzou. Acting as Hokage, he has yet to be fully endorsed by the village Jounin. He came to power after Tsunade over-exerted herself saving villagers when Akatsuki leader Pain attacked the village.

Events of Note

Kyuubi Attack (Approximately 12 years before the series start):

A beast of horror and myth who could level forests with his tails, the nine-tailed fox demon attacked Hidden Leaf while apparently under the control of Uchiha Madara. The demon had the power to level forests with its tails and the village ninja fought a losing battle to try and stop its fury. It took the sacrifice of the Fourth Hokage to stop the beast's rampage and imprison it within the newborn baby Naruto.


Uchiha Massacre (Approximately 4 years before the series start):

Uchiha Itachi was a respected and highly skilled member of the Legendary Uchiha Clan, the holders of the Sharingan Kekkei Genkai. Itachi desired more power and wanted to push himself. He felt his clan were not utilizing their powers as best they could. One night he murdered them all save his brother Sasuke in an effort to test his capacity. He also used the massacre to awaken the legendary Mangekyou Sharingan, an advanced variation of the Sharingan which few had attained. Though Itachi first claimed to do the evil deed himself, he later admitted he was assisted by legendary clan member Uchiha Madara. Itachi hoped to drive Sasuke to obtain Mangekyou himself. Itachi hoped he could then steal Sasuke's eyes, as original Mangekyou eyes will lead to blindness, while Mangekyou eyes stolen from kin will become everlasting and avoid the ill effects.


Sand and Sound Invasion (Approximately 1 year into the series):

Orochimaru was a Konoha missing-nin who sought revenge against his former country. Allying with Sand, he exploited their ninja to help him attack Konoha. Orochimaru managed fight his former sensei the current Hokage Sarutobi. The Sandaime Hokage was forced to utilize the suicidal Death God Technique to stop Orochimaru. It failed though and only managed to remove Orochimaru's ability to use jutsu. Konoha lost many ninja in the invasion but managed to win with Orochimaru's injury and the arrival of the Sannin Jiraiya. Sand later learned their Kazekage had been killed by Orochimaru earlier, and he had drawn them into the conflict through impersonation without them even being aware. Konoha became severly weakened due to the conflict, and was forced to utilize most all their ninja on missions to not look weak to their enemies.


Pain Assaults Konoha (Approximately 4 years into the series):

After Itachi was killed in battle, Pain took it upon himself to capture the Kyuubi Jinchuuriki Naruto. Using his six Pain Rikudou bodies he launched an assault in conjunction with Konan. Finding Naruto absent from the village, he utterly wiped it out. Naruto then arrived and using his new Sage Mode training he fought Pain, eventually defeating him in battle. He went to confront Nagato, the man controlling Pain, and appealed to Nagato's principles and swayed him to his side. Nagato then revived everyone he recently killed at the cost of his own life. Konan chose to honor her friend Nagato's sacrifice and left Akatsuki. As a result of the attack, Tsunade was weakened and in a coma. Danzou then became the new Hokage. Yamato and other construction workers then started rebuilding the village.

The Sites

Administration Building:

This is the main Konoha administration building. The Hokage has offices here. The building has meeting rooms for the ninja and for the Hokage's personal advisors. It is located below the Hokage rock face monument.


Dango Shop:

Specializing in serving dango (sweet dumplings) this shop was visited by Itachi and Kisame when they came to Konoha looking for Naruto.


Kakashi's Apartment:

This small one room apartment is home to Hatake Kakashi. He keeps several mementos in his room, including pictures of his team, and his former teammates Obito, Rin and Yondaime Hokage. It's also home to his plant Mr. Ukki.



Sasuke's Apartment:

This bedroom belongs to Uchiha Sasuke, it sits on the second floor of his parents home in the Uchiha Compound. It is unknown how much of the former clan compound is left uninhabited since the clan massacre wiped out most of its inhabitants.


Naruto's Apartment:

This building houses Naruto's apartment on the top floor. Spacious in size, Naruto has a sleeping area, kitchen and dining room.


Konoha Military Police Corps Headqurters:

Originally founded by the ancestors of the Uchiha clan, the Konoha Military Police Corps are responsible for maintaining city peace and law enforcement.


Bookstore:

This local bookstore is one of Naruto's favorite places to sneak into to further his study of the female form.


Hokage Mountain:

Commemorating all Hokage who have served the village, the Hokage mountain memorial bears the faces of past and current Hokage. Shortly after becoming Hokage, Tsunade's face was added to the mountain.


Yamanaka Flower Shop:

This is the flower shop the Yamanaka family operates in the Leaf Village.


Ichiraku Ramen:

One of Naruto's favorite places to eat, Ichiraku ramen is a small food stand specializing in Ramen. The shop is run by a man named Teuchi and his daughter Ayame.


Konoha Hospital:

Serving the medical needs of the village, Konoha Hospital helps the injured ninja and civilians which live in the village.


Public Park:

This public park features trees and a long staircase. Lee and Neji were at this location when Shikamaru was building his team to chase Sasuke. Lee stated he wanted to be able to climb the vast stairs by himself to train after his surgery.


Otafuku Gai (Homely Woman Town):

Located approximately 12 kilometers from Konoha is Otafuku City, home of the Fun Fun Street kanrakugai (pleasure quarter). It is marked by many hotels and entertainment venues. This was Naruto and Jiraiya's first stop on their journey to find Tsunade.


Crater city:

The second stop on Naruto and Jiraiya's travels to find Tsunade, this city is located in a ground depression. Like many cities in the region, this city hold festivals throughout the year.


Tanzaku Gai:

Tanzaku Gai is the location of the historic Tanzaku castle. Watching over the city, the gigantic castle stood for many years until Orochimaru destroyed it. The city itself was left untouched.


Shuumatsu no Tani (Valley of the End):

A vast statuary waterfall marking the border between the Fire Country and the Rice Field Country, the Valley marked a landmark where two shinobi fought great battle in the past. It is said the destruction was so great it tore the earth asunder, creating the very valley. The figure on the Fire Country side is the First Hokage, while the figure on the opposite side is Uchiha Madara.


Fire Temple:

This temple is home to specially trained monks. One such monk was Chiriku, one of the daimyou's Twelve Guardians. The temple was later destroyed by Akatsuki, it is unclear if it will be rebuilt.


Hokage Memorial:

This large fire monument is a memorial to the previous Hokage. It is unknown whether the monument was dedicated specifically to the Third Hokage, or whether it is meant to provide a more accessible memorial than the general Hokage mountain monument. This memorial overlooks the graves of other ninja who fell in battle like the Third's son Asuma.


Abandoned City:

This modern abandoned city is the base of operations for the supply shop of the woman known as the Elder Cat. She and her ninja cats have long operated this shop which was used by the Uchiha Clan.

Fire People and Items of Note

Gamabunta:

The personal summon of Jiraiya and Naruto, Gamabunta is the boss of all frogs. His blood contract with both Jiraiya and Naruto allows him to be called upon anytime Leaf and the Fire Country are in danger.


Katsuyu:

The personal summon of Tsunade, Katsuyu is the head of all slug summons. Her blood contract with Tsunade allows her to be called upon anytime Leaf and the Fire Country are in danger.


Jiraiya:

One of the Legendary Sannin, Jiraiya was offered the job of Fifth Hokage but declined. Since the death of the Third Hokage, Jiraiya spent more time around Konoha to help take on missions and duties for the sake of the village. Keeping his promise to Minato Namikaze to act as Naruto's godfather, he took the young boy under his tutelage.


Uzumaki Naruto:

The Jinchuuriki for Konoha, Naruto has become a skilled ninja who seeks to protect his home, friends, and other Jinchuuriki in the world like himself.


Uchiha Itachi:

A highly dangerous S-Rank criminal, Itachi fled Konoha after he massacred his clan. He joined with the criminal organization Akatsuki and helped them in their search for Jinchuuriki. Itachi hoped his younger brother Sasuke would one day attain the Mangekyou as well. Sasuke swore to gain enough power to one day finally kill Itachi.