|Guide to the Lightning Country |
|Country Information |
|Country Background: |
The Lightning country is one of the unrevealed lands in Naruto. The Lightning Country is one of the larger ninja countries in the Naruto world, but it only shares a border with one unknown country. The remainder of the country is marked by a long coastline.
|Village Background: |
Hidden Cloud is one of the more powerful ninja villages in the world, allowing its leader to be called a "Kage." As such it is one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries. Approximately 9 years before the start of the series, Hidden Cloud and Leaf were locked in war. The two countries decided to sign a peace treaty to end the conflict. Unfortunately Hidden Cloud used the treaty signing as a means to gain access to Leaf and then kidnap Hyuuga Hinata and get the Byakugan. Cloud is also one of the shinobi countries to utilize a Jinchuuriki. Cloud ninja Nii Yugito is the current host of the two-tailed cat demon.
| Country Leader: |
The current leader of the Lightning Country is unknown, presumably it is a daimyo.
| Village Leader: |
The current leader of Hidden Cloud is Raikage. Nothing is known about this individual at this point in time.
|Lightning People and Items of Note |
|Sinobi Gashir (Head Ninja): |
A head ninja from Cloud Village, this man came to Konoha to sign a peace treaty between the two nations 9 years previously. This man and the Lightning Country had used the peace treaty signing as pretext to gain free entry into Konoha to abduct a member of the powerful Hyuuga bloodline. During the middle of the night he snuck into the Hyuuga clan household and abducted Hinata while she slept. Hinata-s father Hiashi interrupted him during his escape and quickly dispatched him. It is unknown whether he was under orders from Raikage or did these actions under his own free will.
The Bijuu (Tailed Demon) of Cloud has most recently been housed in Cloud kunoichi Nii Yugito. Akatsuki managed to defeat her and the two-tailed demon in battle and subdue them.