[After several days of discussion, the Board has come to a conclusion on how to handle this situation. Given that every other member of staff is present in this topic, I will be the one giving verdicts on any conflicts that arise. Please feel free to bring to me any questions that you have, and I shall promptly answer them.
For any that are unaware, we have a precedent on TNRPG (viewable earlier in this topic, even, here
), that all attacks coming from a separate topic must be mentioned by the attacker in the post where the victims are.
In this circumstance, the attack from an outside topic (Ayano's attack here
) was not mentioned by the attacker in this topic. According to precedent, that would render the attack void, as the proper procedures were not followed. The attacks from another topic are not valid until the attacker posts in the defender's topic.
However, some of the Konoha players acknowledged Ayano's attack without her having posted in this topic. This, in and of itself, means nothing, and the Kiri players could have chosen to ignore Eva's attack at that time, as procedure was not followed. However, they instead chose to acknowledge the attack; they chose to acknowledge Eva's pollen, which was more than they were obligated to do, and thus they legitimized that part of her attack even without Ayano having posted her attack in this topic.
However, given that Ayano did not post in this topic, only as much of Ayano's attack is valid as the Kiri nin would decide is valid. They chose to acknowledge the pollen and nothing else, meaning there is no other aspect of Ayano's attack (in this case, grasping tendrils of wood) that needs to be responded to. This means that no
hits can be called on the Kiri shinobi, aside from any of those who did not properly respond to the pollen, which the group chose to acknowledge.
The topic will resume from Ayano's entrance, without any connected hits having occurred as a result of grasping roots. Her pollen attacks will remain and are valid. As well, given that her Advent of a Flowering World of Trees technique still exists, she may, in her current or next post, choose to formalize the attacks by the branches there, and then everyone in the post order after her may respond to them in kind, as they would a normal attack.]