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Fortitude of the Forest (森林不屈, Shinrin no Fukutsu) is a defensive attribute cultivated by Kuru should other defensive exercises be defeated. It allows her to harden her body into the consistency of a quebracho tree. Dubbed the Sword-Breaker by adversaries, bladed weapons are shown to be wholly ineffective, snapping like twigs once they come into contact with her skin. It shown to be durable to handle the lower levels of the ubiquitous taijutsu formation before eventually breaking down, though not be inflicting bodily harm to the foe. The use of other elements, such as Earth and Water constructs are only shown to strengthen the resiliency of this jutsu, making chakra flow a generally poor idea unless an elemental advantage is involved. Likewise, Kuru can take a multi-layered approach to increase the durability of this maneuver. Making it one of the most effective techniques in her arsenal.