[This Naruto AU is based upon the creative works of M. Kishimoto, but it does not use any characters or character names from the series. However some world-elements such as city names and terminology may occur]
The setting of this AU is centered mainly around the Hidden Waterfall Village (Takigakure), in a sub-village hidden within the more isolated parts of the swamps. This village is home to the Kagu-clan, a clan of water jutsu specialists who hide in the mist and strike with the piercing cold of ice.
Traditions and daily life:
For generations, the Kagu-clan has been a sub-society ruled by one clan leader, usually one who posesses their unique eye jutsu, the Mizugan (Water Eye)
This eye jutsu will grant its user great power, and allows them to channel abnormal ammounts of chakra into their water jutsus, making them almost unstoppable. The user of a Mizugan is very easy to spot, as they will have snow white hair and ocean blue eyes.
Other members of this clan who do not posess the jutsu, usually have varieties of blue and black hair, and dark eyes. There is no explaination in the clan's history as to why this distinction occured, but it has made it easier to maintain power balance within the clan ever since its discovery. The clan is usually lead by a female member who posesses the Mizugan, and this tradition has been upheld for hundreds of years.
The Kagu-clan Chronicles:
For centuries, the Kagu-clan has been at the point of near war with the Fushichou clan. This is a clan of primarily fire-jutsu users who rely on the help of Phoenix-like birds for recon purposes. It was during their most recent clash that the two clans encountered a predicament where both leaders of each respective clan lost their lives in battle.
Due to this outcome, the new leaders of each clan were forced to work on a peace treaty to avoid any further unnessesary loss of life. The new leader of the Kagu-clan became Kotsu, a loyal councellor who assisted the prior leader until her death. He is the first male AND non-Mizugan user to ever lead the clan, and this fact has lead to a lot of turmoil internally in the clan.
Current story arc:
In the current story, we are a couple of years into the new clan reform. Although the tensions are still high, there have not been any new clashes between the clans, and peace has been upheld. Kotsu has engaged a new look into the case of how their war was triggered, and until it is resolved, a strict peace treaty is in place to prevent further loss of life.