Naruto: Sage of Shadows
Fandom Hosted Project: Across the five great nations, whispers are heard the Bijuu have been managing to escape, one by one. An odd tale of the beast breaking free from its host, running into the wilderness after a brief violence, and then nothing. The beast had gathered in the wilderness, and have stayed put. They haven't attacked anything unprovoked, nor are they living up to their legends of being akin to a natural disasters. They don't seem any calmer when they are approached, and yet they don't have a desire to go after villages either. And this is far scarier to the villages than a simple rampage.
The villages in turn have sent their strongest away to scout out these beasts, and to catalog what villages are left with their beasts.
This left many of them vulnerable to a series of thefts. Nothing yet of value has been stolen, only a few religious artifacts, but its enough to put the villages on edge.
To make up for the lack of jonin, they've started to up their military presence, training new genin to cover these simple thefts, and to cover whatever it is that is coming. Nobody is sure what, but the kage respectively can feel something is amiss. Something that might shake their very villages to the core.
The story begins with the first test among those selected, who will become a ninja for this new generation?