You are Kusajishi Riku, and after what could only be considered an extraordinary day you've ended up in the most unusual place you've ever seen. A lone cherry tree, perched high above a roiling, angry sea on a jagged black cliff. An iron-gray sky lit by wisps of azure flame seeping from the cracked ground, tortured and violated by volcanic forces. And amidst it all, a strange woman who bears nine golden tails. It's too surreal to possibly exist outside of a dream, and yet here you are.The stranger laughs haughtily, covering her mouth with a small fan produced from one sleeve.“I suppose I have you at a disadvantage,” she intones, “so I suppose the rules of hospitality demand that I rectify that situation immediately.”“Tenkotsuki is my name, but you have a long way to go before you have earned the right to call upon it and have me respond, my dear...” You quickly recover from your initial surprise and the change of scenery from the underground training area where you were just meditating. “And why would I want to call on you, exactly?”Tenkotsuki laughs again. “Because I, dear Riku, am your true strength. Your life would feel oh so empty without me in it.”“You're quite full of yourself, aren't you?” you frown, almost refusing to believe this sort of arrogance could come from something that was a part of you. “If I prove to be as truly magnificent as I know I am,” she counters, “would you still consider it arrogance? Or would it merely be sincerity? Honesty?”>Ask her to teach you how to use her first release state?>Ask her why you're here?>Is there anything about working with her you need to know?>What is this place, and why is it so weird? >Write-in?
>>39092404>What is this?A quest set in the “Bleach” universe's afterlife, the “Soul Society”, some 200 years prior to the events of canon.>Who are we, then? Kusajishi Riku, a Shinigami-in-training.>How closely will this follow canon?I don't know yet. It mostly depends on you. That being said, be warned: metagaming will not solve any problems. Instead it will likely delay canon events, alter them, or replace them with new problems. Particularly blatant cases of metagaming will be ignored.>How do names work?Partly translated for accessibility, with proper names following the Japanese convention of family name first.>How does I roll dice?After figuring out what option has won I'll give a dice prompt. Usually rolls will be 3d10 against a set target, first three considered. To succeed, the best of the first three responses must have two passing rolls. A critical success requires three passing rolls. If the best result is one pass, the action fails. If nobody rolls anything that passes, the result is a critical failure. Other die rolls that deviate from this will be explained on a case by case basis.>”But Queen,” some of you may be asking, “what about that crazy system of Kidō, unarmed, and sword-fighting? Won't that make combat a mess?When you've learned some techniques I'll start keeping a character sheet with what you know. Write ins for how to accomplish varying actions in combat are always welcome (within reason), and may affect the difficulty and outcome of combat.>Any other questions?Lay 'em on me. I'll do my best to answer.
>>39092404>Yeah no.Piss off tell me how to get out of hereNone of those options are very rikuish
>>39092404>>Is there anything about working with her you need to know?>>What is this place, and why is it so weird?
>>39092404>>Is there anything about working with her you need to know?
>>39092446You do that edit of Alphard yourself King?
>>39092404>What is this place, and why is it so weird?>Is there anything about working with her you need to know?
>>39092404>Is there anything about working with her you need to know?>Ask her to teach you how to use her first release state?
>>39092528I did, in fact. It's why it's a shitty paint edit rather than something that's actually good.I realized after working out the character design that Alphard was exactly what I had in my mind's eye when writing her.
>What is this place, and why is it so weird?
>>39092593It's actually pretty damn good.You going to do more?
>>39092404Ib4 the only way to get her to recognize us is to learn proper manners.[/spoilers]
>>39092627I have one or two for her with a Captain's uniform. It looks pretty good, I think.>writing
>>39092675As much of a chance as a snowball in hell
>>39092680Nice! Looks pretty damn good
>>39092680Is that for shadowing that Riku gonna be captain of the ninth?
>>39092872Well, we are an prodigy and an MC - and it is the only captain slot available to us. It's safe to assume that if the quest lasts we'll get there.
>>39092404“So,” you challenge your Zanpakuto, “you gonna yap all day long, vixen? Or are you gonna teach me something interesting?”After a moment of stunned silence at your rudeness, Tenkotsuki starts laughing her head off behind that little fan of hers before getting herself back under control in an instant. She favors you with a dangerous, quite serious look.“Unfortunately, your skill at kidō is insufficient to make use of my released state even if I were to explain it to you,” she explains, literally and figuratively looking down on you from her comfy spot under the cherry tree. “You have brute strength in overabundance, but no experience or knowledge to temper it with. To put it in terms of swords, it is as if you are fighting with a blade that lacks any fittings, only grasping the bare tang in your hands.”“You are absolutely not ready to use my true shikai... however...”A weapon slowly materializes in Tenkotsuki's hand, complete with sheath and fittings, and she tosses it to you. When it lands in your hand with a satisfying smack of hard lacquer against flesh, you quickly draw the blade.It's a bit shorter than an uchigatana, which is the typical length of sword you've seen in the Seireitei, being a little under two feet long by your guess. That, and the curve is in the wrong place: it's a bit closer to the hilt, though it's not exactly pronounced. As you test the balance you find it strange, feeling a bit faster to swing and a bit more heavily weighted towards the crossguard than the other blades you've “appropriated” in the past. Its handguard appears as a nine-pointed silver starburst set in a ring of heavy, black iron... a striking effect. Without a doubt, it's your sword.(1/2)
>>39092404>Is there anything about working with her you need to know?We wint put up with shit we're from the streets dog err fox.
>>39092872It happens to be the only Division with sleeveless uniforms: and I like its secondary color. You could end up commanding any division, or no division
>>39092986But it's the culture and art division.....Totally not Riku's style....
>>39092947“Why now?” you ask her. “What do you want me to learn here? How can I fight with you if you won't tell me how?”Your Zanpakuto glares at you sternly, her polite image now shattered completely. “There are two things which I despise in this world: only two. The first is the existence of anyone who would dare to assert that their sorcery is greater than my own. The second is seeing you as weak as you are now.”“You are here to speak with me, to learn my name, and so that I may see how well-suited you are to using that blade,” your vulpine hostess explains, drawing a sword and sheath that match yours from behind her back. “Now, enough idle chatter.”Tenkotsuki slowly draws her own blade, holding the sheath at her waist and pointing the tip straight at your heart.“If you have more you wish to ask me, do so with that sword I gave you.”>Go on the offensive with your new sword >Wait for her to make the first move>What would Yoruichi do?>Ask her something else anyway?
>>39093010So we won't end up commanding it then. What's the issue?
>>39093020>>Go on the offensive with your new sword
>>39093020>>What would Yoruichi do?
>>39093020>Go on the offensive with your new sword
>>39093020>Go on the he offensive.
>What would Yoruichi do?
>>39093020>What would Yoruichi do?
>>39093020>What would Yoruichi do?>>39092947Uh shit.My weabo is not strong enough to know what blade that is....Wakizashi?
>>39093020>What would Yoruichi do?Time to get tricksy?
>>39093020>Go on the offensiveBut do it carefully, try to figure out how strong she is before fully committing
>>39093020>>What would Yoruichi do?>Go on the offensive with your new sword
>>39093090Kodachi. Quite uncommon to see, almost a novelty. Few traditional schools focus on them over the standard tachi (like Eishin Ryu and similar old styles) or uchigatana/katana (like Tennen Rishin Ryu and other Tokugawa/Edo period schools).
>>39093020>What would Yoruichi do?And I think the answer to this question is, fight dirty. Look for a good chance to do something like throwing dirt in her eyes, try to use the environment against her, fake openings or weaknesses to try and get her to attack in a more predictable way.
>>39093154Ah i see.Thanks for confirming what blade it was
>>39093154Jesus it's hard to find good pics of those
>>39093020WWYD seems to win.Roll me 3d10. DC is only a 5, but hope for a crit.
Rolled 6, 8, 10 = 24 (3d10)>>39093312
Rolled 4, 6, 4 = 14 (3d10)>>39093312
Rolled 2, 5, 2 = 9 (3d10)
Rolled 4, 5, 9 = 18 (3d10)>>39093312
Rolled 5, 8, 3 = 16 (3d10)>>39093312
>>39093324That good enough?
Rolled 6, 4, 5 = 15 (3d10)>>39093312
>>39093324You son of a bitch i could hug you!
>>39093324Well that went rather well. I think...
>>39093324So, it seems you saw all of it.>writing
So I think Riku has sacrificed something for the dice gods huh?
>>39093154>>39093187>>39093298If any of you remember Ruroni Kenshin from the old days, this guy, Aoshi, fought by using his Kodachi to defend, and then get close and punch people in the face.
>>39093368That's obvious. Not getting eaten by Yhwach after dying like every other damn quincy.
>>39093438dam Gatling guns
>>39093438So we learning kempo as well?
>>39093460opps. I totes forgot to add what she sacrificed. It was the piece of Yhwach's soul in her.
>>39093481Well we are stealth corps we can learn some techniques from yoruichi
So is anyone else still seeing that thumb tac thing?
>>39093312In this situation, with an unknown opponent and an unfamiliar blade in your hands... what are you supposed to do? You consider what your Captain would do were she in your position, thinking carefully about how she'd position her feet, and hold her body, and extend her arms.“So,” Tenkotsuki growls softly to herself, “it seems you will not come to me? Very well then. I shall simply...”“... have to come to you,” she finishes, already falling upon you with her blade after a mere instant. Your own kodachi rises to meet hers, and the blades quickly slide towards each other's hilts where you can both apply as much force as possible against each other. It's in that moment, where all progress seems to have halted, that you see your opening.With a shout you lash out with one leg, pivoting in place and forcing Tenkotsuki's blade away at your side as you deliver a kick to her ribs... only to find her foot has risen to intercept your kick. Both of you carry through to your right as Tenkotsuki's right hand leaves control of her sword to her left hand alone.She extends her fingers towards you as you tumble, while your left hand instinctively moves to smack hers out of line with your body.“Hadō 4: Byakurai!”A powerful flash of lighting streaks past your ear as the side of your hand catches Tenkotsuki's wrist. That was close. If you hadn't been quite as quick that might have been game over already.You break distance with your opponent with an instantaneous dash, and right yourself with your off hand while Tenkotsuki does the same.“You catch on quickly, for a novice,” Tenkotsuki compliments you. “Though with me as your instructor it is only natural that you would be able to do so.”(1/2)
>>39093540It's doing my nut.NO, I DON'T WANT YOU TO SHOW ME AGAIN YOU BLUE PRICK
>>39093540Yes and I fucking hate him and want it to go away and never come back.
>>39093581Serious question.Can you get a ban for using ad block? Because if you won't get one for using it I'm going to turn mine on for this site. I generally don't use my ad block unless there's annoying shit like that on a site.
>>39093558Mfw this is actually Bankai training....
>>39093620IT.DOESN'T.WORKThe bastard still doesn't go away.....
>>39093659>>39093620What the hell are you guys talking about?
>>39093659Works just fine for me. THen again I used the select the shit you want blocked on a site feature of mine.
>>39093632I don't think we're jumping the gun that much anon.
>>39093558You take a deep breath, before raising your sword and eying Tenkotsuki from a distance. "This sword... its size and shape mean it doesn't get in the way of hakuda," you observe. "And from the look of it, it's easier to use kidō in the middle of a fight if you can parry or bind your opponent's blade.""Just like you did to me just now."Tenkotsuki smiles, bowing gracefully to you. "This combination of techniques is the most basic element of my power, Miss Riku. It will take you a long time, perhaps many years to fully master its intricacies. But even un-mastered, it possesses flexibility and power that should be the envy of any warrior."Your Zanpakuto sits very formally, returning her sword to its sheath at her side. "You have earned the right to ask my magnificent self one question.">Write-in
>>39093677Apparently a blue prick of some sort.
>>39093712What kind of questions can I ask?
>>39093712>What is this place and how did I get here?Also Riku still naked? If so ask that as well.
>>39093712>Can we be friends?
>>39093712>Whats your name?Cheated the system
>>39093712Troll answer>how come youre acting like such a bitch
>>39093798she already told us
>>39093760Fuck it second
>>39093712"How and why are you so complete, like personality and power wise? I mean I just got you."
>>39093752Anon, please.Don't waste the question.
>>39093712"What am I? Or maybe it's what are we? Where does my strength come from?">>39093899This also works, Yoruichi said it was an Asauchi, a nameless blade, when she gave it to us yesterday.>>39093760>>39093821>>39093878As amusing a question as it is, that seems like a bit of a waste for this.
>>39093899I'll back this.
>>39093712"So what kind of questions am I allowed to ask?" you ask your Zanpakuto.There are several long moments of silence as Tenkotsuki stares at you in disbelief, where all you can hear is the faint sound of hissing steam from all around you.Finally, after what seems like it could have been an eternity, you start to laugh. Tenkotsuki slowly joins you, covering her mouth once more with the fan. "But seriously," you continue, "do you think at some point we'll be friends?"Tenkotsuki shrugs. "What an impertinent question. I am a part of you, Riku. I was always with you, and I will always be with you. So long as you are at peace with yourself and with the path you choose, you will always be able to hear my voice.""And so long as you may hear my voice, we shall always be able to take each other into confidence.""So..." you frown. "Is that a yes, or a no?"Tenkotsuki smiles, rising back to her feet and drawing her sword in one fluid movement. "I will show you the answer to that question with my blade."(1/2)
>>39094181>inb4 she shanks us
>>39094181You're not sure how long you spend crossing blades with Tenkotsuki in this strange, yet peaceful world. It could have been minutes as easily as it could have been hours. But after a time, she seems satisfied at your progress.“Remember this when you return to the world outside,” she advises you. “When there is an enemy you must defeat, we must simply prohibit them from expressing a power that exceeds our own. That is all you must know, for now.”The next thing you know your eyes are open, and you're sitting back on the rock by the little hot spring where you were meditating. Yoruichi seems to have left, so you collect your clothes and head back to the surface.It's already getting dark, and you're not totally sure how to get back to your apartment from here. And on top of that, you're already hungry for another one of these amazing Seireitei meals. After that breakfast, who knows what these people could do for supper?>Look around for Yoruichi?>Try and head back to the building you're living in?>It's hard to imagine your captain just ran off. Wait here a while.>Try and find food?
>>39094326>>Look around for Yoruichi?
>>39094326>Try and find food?
>>39094326>Look around for Yoruichi. It seems odd she would just leave you there.
>>39094326>Try and find food?Priorities.Captain is a big girl and the house isn't going anywhere.
>>39094326>It's hard to imagine your captain just ran off. Wait here a while.
>>39094326>Try and head back to the building you're living in?
>>39094326>Try and find food?this vote may or may not be affected by the fact that I can smell dinner cooking right now
>>39094377Probably a bad idea as no one other than Yoruichi that currently lives there knows that we got sudo-adopted by Yoruichi
>>39094326>Try and find food?Priorities!
>>39094326>Try and find food?>>39094429pseudo
>>39094326>>Try and find food?
>>39094499Fuck, I blame Linux Mint
>>39094499Suu suu Sussudio!
>>39094326>When there is an enemy you must defeat, we must simply prohibit them from expressing a power that exceeds our own.Oh my, this is gonna be a tricky sword, isn't it?
So I was catching up on bleach and I found out that Yoruchi's younger sibling is a boy apparently. I totally thought it was a guy.
>>39094686Her brother would make a stupidly good trap.
>>39094751Yeah.. that's successfully confused my erection.
>>39094766Aint nobody that wouldn't go gay for that face.
>>39094796Bah I meant to say we could be the one to get him to start dressing like that.
>>39094751Proof that Shihoin genetics a best
>>39094326Your grumbling stomach tells you exactly what you need right now: food. So you immediately set off to find a food stall or restaurant or something to fill the deep void in your gut.A ways from the large hill you find a promising-smelling noodle stall called “Akamitsu”, which you invite yourself into. Wait... you can read the sign? Since when are you even literate? You ponder that question as you take a seat next to a tall, thin-looking man with long white hair and a white coat: the number on his back is “13”.“I'll have... I guess kitsune soba, please,” you request, unused to actually ordering food like a regular person. “Make it a large one.”“Soba, hm?” the man next to you observes with a gentle smile. “They make it well here, if you enjoy the taste of soba. I can never get any of the other Captains to come with me, though.”Your meal arrives, steaming hot, before that statement even registers with you. “Wait, so you're a Captain?”The white-haired man nods, a look of surprise on his face. “Yeah, I am. You must be new if you don't recognize the white coat as belonging to a Captain. Ukitake Jūshirō, Division Thirteen.”“Kusajishi Riku. Well met, Captain Ukita... oh,” you realize suddenly that you still don't have any money on you. You were gonna fence that sword before a certain black cat dragged you off here to become a sword-swinging ghost magician, and you never got the chance.Captain Ukitake nods knowingly. “I see, you must have left your money in your quarters, right? I'm in a good mood today, so I'll tell you what. As a newcomer into the Court Guard I'll treat you this once. All you can eat!”>Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.>It's fine. I'm sure we can arrange something with the shopkeep.>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.>Something else?
>>39094751...welp, that's one reason to start reading again.
>>39094858>Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.
>>39094858>>Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.
>>39094858>>It's fine. I'm sure we can arrange something with the shopkeep.>>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.
>>39094858>>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.>>39094858I would rather not lie to Ukitake
>>39094858>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.>Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.
>>39094858>>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.
>>39094858>>Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.>>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.
>>39094858 >Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all. >Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.
>>39094858>>>Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.
>>39094858>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.Damnit....Can't lie to this guy......
But yeah my goal is to make Riku responsible for making yuushirou into a trap.
>>39094958For what purpose? It'll happen on its own.
>>39094958You can leave now
>>39094958That's weird anon. And unlikely to actually happen
Technically we aren't lying to him just not correcting his mistake. Besides he said ouldnt hold it against us for too long.
>>39094981Shits and giggles mostly. And on the odd hope we can make byakuya question his sexuality.
>>39094858>Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.
>>39095018I don't think this quest will be as focused on sexuality as you hope it will be
>>39095062I don't either. Honestly I wouldnt mind if it was an one off gag.
>>39094858>>Sure, but I hope you know I've been training all day, so I'm really hungry.>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.
>>39095081Oh and I don't really think it will be focused on sexuallity at all really.
>>39095104>At all>Riku and Yoruichi have already check each other out, naked.
>>39095104It's my goal to play Riku as asexual as possible.
>>39094858>Actually, I'm still in training, and I don't have money. Like, at all.
>>39095168I had totally forgotten about that. It's been a busy weak for me.
>>39095018Byakuya probably isn't going to show up for a fairly long while, assuming the timeline doesn't get shuffled around. I'm guessing his Grandfather is already Captain of the 6th, not sure if his father is the Lieutenant or not.It's about 90 years before Yoruichi meets him, and another 60 or so years before he becomes a Captain. So amusingly enough we could end up something like an aunt to him.
>>39095212Pretty sure we could be some kind of older figure to most of the current captains. This is a whopping 200 years before canon after all.
So does anyone have any theories on why riku's soul wasn't eaten by Yhwach when she died?
>>39095244We might not be a quincy ya know
>>39095269During the thread where we talked to yurochi about the war Riku remembered getting stabbed. I would put good odds on her being a quincy.
Why the fuck can we read now? QM fait or plot?
>>39095238We might even become the Kusajishi that end up taking the most important position in Seireitei as the President of the Shinigami Women's Association.
>>39095315I'm guessing plot. Either that or the shop has some kind of universal, subliminal text that anyone can understand. Even illiterate people.
>>39095315Plot more than likely,Tenkotsuki probably did something
>>39095315Obviously plot. Maybe something happened from our talk with our Zanpakuto.
>>39094858“Well,” you admit with a frown. “I guess you could say I'm on provisional status.”“That's fine. The offer still stands.”You nod, grateful for the man's kind offer. “I'll warn you now, Captain. I spent all day training, so I'm pretty hungry.”“On a Captain's salary?” Ukitake grins. “I think I can handle it!”Half an hour later, the Captain's face looks almost as pale as his white coat. “How? Literally how?”“I dunno. Sorry about that,” you pat your stomach as you look over the twenty-four bowls of noodles you emptied in one gluttonous go. “I ate almost as much as my own Captain does.”“I'd expected as much. You've been meditating for nine days, after all.”Behind you stands an amused Yoruichi, eying your trail of culinary devastation with a grin on her face. “I see you learned your sword's name?”You nod. “Yes. Tenkotsuki.”“I see. Sorry you had to foot the bill this time, Jūshirō,” your Captain apologizes playfully, almost as a taunt. “I'll get you back some other time.”“Fine, fine,” Captain Ukitake sighs. “It's a student of yours, so I guess it's to be expected she'd have an inhuman appetite.” “Oh? Is that an accusation I hear, Jūshirō?”“Simply stating the facts, Yoruichi,” Ukitake smiles. “Train well.”“Can I see it?” Yoruichi asks you as the two of you walk back, presumably towards your barracks. “Do you know the calling word?”>Sure. I think it was... (Take a guess? I'll let you know if you get it right)>She didn't tell me I had to do anything like that! Stupid vixen!>She may have... let me try and remember what she said...
>>39095420>>She may have... let me try and remember what she said...
>>39095420>She didn't tell me I had to do anything like that! Stupid vixen!
>>39095420>>She may have... let me try and remember what she said...derp, something about not using the actual form because stuck up.
>>39095315That's a side-effect of Tenkotsuki. In myth, possession by a fox was said to make illiterate people literate, or suddenly able to speak languages they couldn't before.
>>39095465Huh Interesting I didn't know that.
>>39095420>>She didn't tell me I had to do anything like that! Stupid vixen!Honesty.
>>39095420>>She may have... let me try and remember what she said...>>39095465Cool. Tenkotsuki best spirit.
>>39095420>>Sure. I think it was... (Take a guess? I'll let you know if you get it right)"Overcome?">>39095465Does that mean we can understand...say, German and Latin now?
>>39095420>>Sure. I think it was... Prohibit/Obstruct(Take a guess? I'll let you know if you get it right)
>>39095420>She may have... let me try and remember what she said...
>>39095420magnificent? Something or other? She loves referring to herself as such..
>>39095420>She may have... let me try and remember what she said...I'm guess it might be.Speak,Tenkotsuki?
>>39095499>>39095501Just because they gave me an idea, due OBSTRUCTive Lawyers>"OBJECT(ION)!"
>>39095499Yeah, I think it would be something like this. Especially with what she said in>“When there is an enemy you must defeat, we must simply prohibit them from expressing a power that exceeds our own. That is all you must know, for now.”
>>39095514>>39095510No one thinks the release word is the verb form of "bitch"? You know, bitch.
>>39095420>When there is an enemy you must defeat, we must simply prohibit them from expressing a power that exceeds our own.>Sure. I think it was... "Quell/Subdue them, Tenkotsuki!"
>>39095501>String... or nothing!Which one do you think and why?
>>39095540Meant to link >>39095501 though Overcome is good too.
>>39095562Let's go with Prohibit because>“Remember this when you return to the world outside,” she advises you. “When there is an enemy you must defeat, we must simply prohibit them from expressing a power that exceeds our own. That is all you must know, for now.”
>>39095540Hmm, "Blitz"-ing almost comes to mind due to the Wehrmacht using fast-striking, multi-pronged assaults in its most effective offensives. Especially since our sword enables us to strike with not just the blade but also everything else we can use right now.
>>39095420>Sure. I think it was... (Take a guess? I'll let you know if you get it right)I'm guessing it has something to do with the last thing she said.>“When there is an enemy you must defeat, we must simply prohibit them from expressing a power that exceeds our own. That is all you must know, for now.”Hamstring, or Cripple, maiming the opponent so they can't use their actual strength fits her advice. Alternatively maybe, Restrain, or Obstruct.
>>39095562I think Prohibit will go well with it that or subdue.
>>39095420>Take a guess, Prohibit them! Tankotsuki!
>>39095664Prohibit seems like a decent candidate, here.I'm gonna go with Prohibit.
Queen told us he'd let us know if we got it right..
>>39095420>Sure. I think it was... (Take a guess? I'll let you know if you get it right)Sabotage.Prohibit seems a bit too peaceful a term for Riku, I'm guessing that the word would be something more active and vicious.
Hmm. That's a lot of favorable comments on what is basically "kinshi"...http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E7%A6%81%E6%AD%A2
>>39095739And you have. >update in a minute or two
>>39095420>Sure. I think it was... (Take a guess? I'll let you know if you get it right)Stop them? To simple maybe?
>>39095816Nice. Now that Riku's literate, nothing can stop us!
>>39095853Except for math.....Fuck math.....
>>39095420You're angry at first when you realize that Tenkotsuki told you of no such thing... before you start to reminisce on what she did tell you. Particularly interesting is what she said to you right before you woke up from your nine days in meditation.“Prohibit, Tenkotsuki!” you command, with as much confidence as you can muster. Thankfully, you watch as your blade flashes in the moonlight, shortening and bending into its initial release form. Somewhere, a part of you chuckles at the fact that you actually figured it out all on your own so quickly. “A kodachi!” Yoruichi exclaims with an appreciative whistle. “The balance means it's responsive and good for parrying, while losing little of its cutting ability. It won't get in the way of hakuda and kidō, either... and the sheath changed to match it?”“Isn't that normal?” you ask, rolling the sheath around in your hand. Sure it feels nice and sturdy, but it can't be that odd.Yoruichi shakes her head. “No. Most Zanpakuto don't come with a sheath of their own in shikai. I'm guessing there's a lot about this sword she hasn't told you? Do you know if it does other stuff?"You nod. “The vixen told me I don't know enough kidō to use her shikai properly, so she just gave me the chance to get used to the shape and balance.”“I see. She must be a kidō type that modifies your spells somehow, probably to make them easier to use in battle alongside other techniques. Tricky to master, but probably very strong.”“I feel a lot better after the healing springs and the food,” you yawn, stretching your limbs. “But I'm still tired. Must be from overeating."(1/2)
>>39095871Just skip over to calculus. It's what most engineers do.
>>39095935>kidō typeDamn...Was hoping we'd get a poison type....
>>39095935Then you look at your arms again, finding that there aren't even any scars. In fact, a quick look around your body reveals that most of your old scars are gone as well. “Huh. My scars are pretty much gone,” you observe. “That a side-effect of the healing pools?”Yoruichi nods, before placing a finger right between your shoulder blades. Your body feels sore there, almost as if an old wound is very close to re-opening. “All gone, 'cept this one.”“Captain Unohana told me something once, that scars which carry strong feelings never fade,” Yoruichi tells you, her tone unusually sober and pensive as you walk on. “Least, not 'til the memories do. To carry that scar with you even after death... you must've truly hated the one who gave it to you.”You give the notion some thought as you near the barracks. Really, you're not quite sure how that makes you feel, aside from unusually thoughtful. Almost... dare you say it... philosophical? >Of course. How could I ever forgive someone for killing me?>I don't remember it at all, so how could I hate them?>Whoever I was then, that's not who I am now. May as well have been anyone else.>I can't be sure, but I don't get the feeling there was hatred there.
>>39096003>>Whoever I was then, that's not who I am now. May as well have been anyone else.
>>39096003>Of course. How could I ever forgive someone for killing me?
>>39096003>I don't remember it at all, so how could I hate them?
>>39096003>I can't be sure, but I don't get the feeling there was hatred there.
>>39096003>Whoever I was then, that's not who I am now. May as well have been anyone else.
>>39096003>>I don't remember it at all, so how could I hate them?
>>39096036>>39096031I'm going to laugh my ass off it when it turns out it was yurochi that killed us.
>>39096003>I can't be sure, but I don't get the feeling there was hatred there.Regret could also be a factor, if Rurouni Kenshin ever taught me anything about unfading scars.
>>39096003>I can't be sure, but I don't get the feeling there was hatred there.Note to self, the sheath is probably just as much of a weapon as the kodachi. Remember to use it to beat people up.
>>39096003>I can't be sure, but I don't get the feeling there was hatred there.Deleted old vote
>>39096091>Rurouni KenshinFun fact, I'm listening to the soundtrack from Trust and Betrayal at this very moment.
>>39096003>>39096031swapping vote to >I can't be sure, but I don't get the feeling there was hatred there.
>>39096164>Not listening to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lZZz8K87PA which is obviously Riku's themePleb
>>39096164the very first anime thing I ever bought as a kid
>>39096003>that scars which carry strong feelings never fadeThat explains how all the shinigami we see have pretty much no blemishes on them despite often sustaining grevious injuries, the exceptions being Zaraki and Yamamoto, who both are the type to carry those wounds with him.
>>39096003"...How do you know I got this wound before I died?"
>>39096369Hisagi and Unohana too, now that you got the ball rollin'.
>>39096437Well yeah, but those are singular memorable wounds. The reason I mentioned those two hardboiled men earlier was because they're completely covered in scars.
>>39096400SecondEven if the other vote won you gotta include this King!
>>39096003“I dunno that it was hatred,” you admit as you walk into the building, heading for your respective rooms for the evening. “Hatred's not the only strong emotion... desperation, maybe? Determination?” Your eyes widen a little as the ghost of a memory, the imprint of your final moments of life, flickers in your mind like a candle before fading again. “No... regret. That's what it feels like to me.”Yoruichi stops abruptly by the door to her room, her eyes aimed at the floor by your feet. “Riku... I have something I need to tell you. It's not easy for me to say it, but you need to hear it. And I need to be the one that tells you.”You nod wordlessly, not entirely sure what to do in a situation like this.“Some years ago there was a Sternritter: a Quincy musketeer of great power and skill. You remember what I said about them, about how we were once at war with them over the fate of the world. Many in the Fourth Division, including its former Lieutenant, were killed by this Quincy's skills without ever even seeing her face. She was herself killed in the last engagement of the war when a Captain stabbed her through the heart, as she bought time for her allies to escape.”“This Sternritter, who called herself Rosa Rosette, “the Refusal”, knew she was dying. But even knowing this, she forced her broken body to keep fighting using her own spiritual energy like puppet-strings, rather than giving up and allowing her comrades to die. The Captain was deeply moved by that selflessness, and has lived with her doubts and regrets over the war ever since.”(1/2)
>>39096517Yoruichi no longer stands before you, but instead is behind you, one finger gently placed against your back. “After seeing your movement techniques, which aren't shunpo? After watching your absurd rate of growth? And after seeing that your scar didn't disappear in the healing springs, I know now: the Sternritter who died back then was almost certainly you, Riku. And the Captain who killed you?”“I'm sorry, Riku, but that was me. I stabbed you through the heart, right here.”You turn to stare at your Captain in surprise. She doesn't meet your eyes, but you can tell she's not lying. Too many questions run through your mind, words pile up behind your teeth until you're sure an incoherent ramble is about to start leaking out through them. You need to get a grip, Riku... one step at a time...>How long have you known?>Why did you kill me?>More important, why did you take me in like this?>Nope. I can't do this right now.
>>39096517...I think you might be taking too many liberties here and should really reconsider. Yhwach's uprising was one thousand years ago, not two hundred, and without him, without drinking his blood and tasting his power, there can be no true Stenritter.Hell, Yhwach didn't even have his heart beating again.
>>39096517OH FUCK IT'S HAPPENING ADFDUGSOPNOGDH
>>39096578>So? That was in the past this is the present
>>39096578>Nope. I can't do this right now.So I know where this great box is back in.. wherever it is we where.
>>39096578"Well, you already told me why you killed me, but why take me in, if I killed your comrades and was on the opposite side of a war that had some really high stakes?"
>>39096578>Why did you kill me?>More important, why did you take me in like this?
>>39096578>How long have you known?>More important, why did you take me in like this?
>>39096578>>How long have you known?>>More important, why did you take me in like this?
>>39096400Oooohhhhh nice catch.
>>39096580Who's to say it didn't take 800 years to form a body in the SS?
>>39096655Because there's no fucking way Yoruichi is in the same age group as Unohana and Yamamoto?
>>39096578>>How long have you known?
>>39096580You can ignore the word if it bothers you that much. The fact remains that the final "extermination" of the Quincy is canonically around 1800 or so, and there would have undoubtedly been very strong Quincy present.Riku, or rather "Rosa Rosette", was one of them. Emphasis here being on "was".
>>39096578>>More important, why did you take me in like this?
>>39096672Who's to say that?I'm just fucking with you, guy.
>>39096578"Wait... are you sure you've got the right person? You say you stabbed me through the heart, but there isn't a scar between by breasts. Why would my body, or soul I guess, only remember the exit wound?"
>>39096728Short blade. Maybe it didn't come out the front? She shanked us from behind.
>>39096578>How long have you known?>More important, why did you take me in like this?>>39096728I'm guessing that she stabbed us in the back and got to our heart that way.
>>39096578>Thursday, you'll be running into a Captain who will also immediately recognize what's going on. So that was Ukitake? Not sure how he realized who we were...
>>39096781I'm not finished yet, anon.
>>39096802Is that why Yamma would hate us? Does he know?
>>39096578>More important, why did you take me in like this?Kind of obvious WHY she killed us guys.....
>>39096852She wanted to give us some hardcore penetration?
>>39096885We were at war and killing her allies.
>>39096852Only one guy asked why she killed us.
>>39096851That you stole his sandals prior to the first thread? No.It'll seem obvious who it was when you meet said Captain.
>>39096903In particular we were taking chunks out of the 4th division, the supply, logistics, and medical division. Healers are valuable, and you can get disproportionate results if you take them out since the foe will be even less able to recover after fights.You don't let that shit keep happening when you're in a wartime situation.
>>39096963....Oh god it's Unohana isn't it......
>>39096963>>39096976>we were taking chunks out of the 4th division...FUCK.Unohana.
>>39097013>>39097029>>39097093And that's why 4th Squad wasn't on the list of options for mentors.
>>39096578"Wait... are you sure you've got the right person?” you sputter, still not quite believing what you're hearing here.Yoruichi's response is to sink a short knife into the floor in front of you. “I use knives like this when I fight seriously. It would've left a large scar on the back with nothing on the front, just like yours. And since you've been looking more and more like her since you cleaned up, filled in a bit, and grew stronger? I'm pretty sure.”Your mind reels as you start to understand: this is for real. She's not lying, and she's not wrong. All evidence points towards the fact that you were once a Quincy named Rosa, and that Yoruichi is the woman who took your life.“How long have you known?” you press quietly, your knees shaking a little under you.Yoruichi sighs, guiding you into her room where you practically fall to your knees. “That you were once a Quincy? Since I saw you use hirenkyaku, which unlike shunpo gathers spiritual energy near your legs and feet. Your poor control over that powerful energy is what damaged your clothing.”“As for how long I knew that I had killed you? Since the healing springs. It took me a while to come to terms with it... the chances seem so astronomical. But I couldn't deny it, as hard as I tried.”The Captain seems exhausted as she settles into her cushions, lighting a few candles with a little ball of kidō from her fingertips. “I'd be confused too, in your place. Ask away.”“Why did you take me in like this?”A sad smile. “Regret, partially. I knew you were the soul of a Quincy from the start. That was enough. But there's another side of it. You remember what I said about Shinigami?”“That you're not all kind?” you ask.Yoruichi nods. “I figure if we can't help one person, why are we so strong? If we won't even try to make our actions right, then do we deserve our power?”(1/2)
>>39097124And we -are- going to meet her?Panic.
>>39097124Well, I guess we're not going to be learning healing kido then, are we?
>>39097154>It's a good thought... Captain. >I'm not sure it's enough to think that way.>I think it's time you moved on. I already have. >I don't know if I can trust you now.>Write-in
>>39097180>>It's a good thought... Captain.
>>39097180>It's a good thought... Captain. >I think it's time you moved on. I already have.
>>39097180>>I think it's time you moved on. I already have.
>>39097154>>39097180>It's a good thought... Captain.
>>39097180>>It's a good thought... Captain. >>I think it's time you moved on. I already have.
>>39097180>It's a good thought... Captain. Not sure the moved on thing is quite right..
>>39097173The good news is, we can learn shinigami stuff in general and use it in tandem with quincy stuff to pull off Kubo stuff.
>>39097180>It's a good thought... Captain.I'm curious about what time period exactly we will be in when we visit the real world
>>39097180>It's a good thought... Captain. I don't even
>>39097180>It's a good thought... Captain.>I think it's time you moved on. I already have. That second part is more wish full thinking than actual conviction but, we can try.
>>39097180>It's a good thought... Captain.
>>39097180>>It's a good thought... Captain. >>I think it's time you moved on. I already have.>>39097237Oh gods, you're right! And you always need more Kubo.
>>39097180>It's a good thought... Captain. >I think it's time you moved on. I already have. I think Riku's the type who'd say this to keep up her "tough" shell. She considers herself different from Rosa but still has doubts.
>>39097180>I think it's time you moved on. I already have.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fRaWZji_Co
>>39097262>Oh gods, you're right! And you always need more Kubo>inb4 Aizen tries to do weird shit with us and ends up creating a snowball that cannot be stopped, even by his other bullshit snowball that he couldn't stopI can dream.
And this is why I was stoked to see all those 2's. Not only do I get to write the most interesting relationship with your mentor possible, where they're both your friend and your killer, but it's with the Captain I thought I'd enjoy writing most too. I'm gonna have fun with this.
>>39097180"I guess I'm confused as to what you think you've done wrong? If I killed your people, then regardless of who was right in the war itself, then killing me seems like the right move to make. Regardless, I don't think holding grudges is healthy, especially not from beyond the grave."
>>39097338PRAISE THE DICE!
Motherfucker.....I just realized....WE need to goddamn punch Urahara for lying to us about that blood BS!
>>39097338Love the Cat man. She was best choice. Dice Gods apparently looking out for us this time around.
>>39097338Why didn't you just pick that option instead of rolling for it?
>>39097237I just hope we also don't somehow become a Vizard and Fullbringer and later find out Tenkotsuki wasn't our real Zanpakuto.
>>39097338Even the dice gods love best cat
>>39097180"Seeing as I'm a former enemy to the shinigami, I take it it would be bad if people knew who I was when I was alive, or, say, take samples of my blood?"
>>39097386GM integrity?Practise with writing unplanned scenarios?
>>39097386Wanted to give you a fair shot at other possible interactions and stories. Killing the Fourth div Lt wasn't something I planned, either. That was the lone 4 rolled in the first thread. If that'd been a 2 as well, holy shit would things be messed up with you and Yoruichi. >updating
>>39097386Railroading.>>39097420Fuck that. Even if we become a vizard and whatever else we keep the kitsune.
>>39097420I'm kind of surprised that we even can have a Zanpakuto, since Quincy aren't quite human.
>>39097180>>It's a good thought... Captain. >>I think it's time you moved on. I already have.At the same time, it was a war. So it was not a murder. Both sides knew what was on the line and was prepared to risk everything.Besides, since most of the regrets, memories and any other thoughts gets washed away when they move into Soul Society, Riku is Riku, not Rosa.
>>39097455I don't know the mechanics behind it, but isn't a Quincy soul the same as a Human soul when they die?
>>39097449Wait, why didn't you have us roll 1d13 in that case?
>>39097420Wouldn't we need to be alive to pull the Fullbring stuff? We're a bit lacking in that department.
Guys.>I've already moved on>Scars only stay if you're hanging onGuys pls.
>>39097359>>39097449We should probably mention to Yoruichi that he took our blood....
>>39097449I wonder if our quincy/shigami hybrid nature could let Hat and Clogs figure out how to modify the powers of still living quincy to purify rather than destroy hollows.
>>39097551Probably. Though it's too late to do anything about it by this point. Queen said last thread that he realized already.
>>39097316>implying we wouldn't be trolled into being his emergency anti-snowball snowball>snowball on snowball>sprays everywhere>snow gets backed up>triggers an avalanche>snowballs everywhere>everyone's a snowball>even Chad>even that parakeet nobody remembers or cares about>everyonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3765b0KhLoI may have lost the metaphor a little
>>39097594I don't know what the fuck just happened, but I like it.
>>39097449Soooo....Pic of Riku as a Sternritter when?
>>39097559The problem is that Quincy powers, although we don't know this yet IC, don't destroy Hollows. They just feed the souls to their dickass leader, which makes it seem like they get destroyed but instead just end up as lunch.Then again, things might be different from canon because any soul tagged with Quincy shit, the Quincy not being exempt from this, gets fed to their dickass leader. And since we're not currently soul food, we're probably safe.Maybe.Fucking Kubo.
>>39097449In that case, wouldn't it have been better to structure that session so reader choices determined that, rather than die rolls? If the rolls had landed on an option that both you and the readers found less interesting, the quest would just be worse. I don't think this is a good thing to leave to the dice.
>>39097648Technically we know that Yhwach doesn't eat all dead quincy, because Mayuri got his hands on the soul of grandpa Ishida, and did horrible things to it, remember?
>>39097658Dude... it's already been done, nothing will change it and we got a good option. Let the issue drop.
>>39097648We were so strong that fat fuck didn't manage to eat us and our soul was significantly weakened which is why we gain power so fast, we aren't developing our power we are just recovering from nearly getting nommed.
>>39097559At the very least, Hat and Clogs is likely to get distracted by the possibility of Shigami/Quincy instead of making Vizards and the plot rock. We may have irreversibly derailed canon by thread 2.
>>39097648I'm not sure we know that OOC yet. I mean it's extremely likely that that is the case, but we haven't had it stated that being killed by Quincy energy is fed to Yhwach, but then again, and this is an alarming point, we also have no proof that hollows killed by shinigami are purified, and not fed to the Soul King. I mean they're said to lack all memories of being a hollow, and we never saw Orihime's brother, did we?
>>39097180“Yoruichi... you've lived with this for years, haven't you?” you ask quietly. “The guilt over what you helped to do, despite having what sounds like no choice?”“That's right.” The woman across from you shuts her eyes, apparently deep in thought.“Don't you think it's time you let yourself move on then, Captain?”At your words her eyes open again, slowly. “What?”You sigh, rising to your feet and turning your back to her. “Letting yourself get weighed down by guilt is no way to honor the dead. You have to lead by example, so let your actions reflect the changes you'd want to see in the world.”“If you did that, I'm sure even Rosa would forgive you in time.”“Even if you're the one saying it,” Yoruichi replies with a chuckle, “it doesn't sound easy, Riku. Much harder than if you said you hated me.”“But the fact that it's tougher makes you want to do it more, right?” you ask with a weary grin. Yoruichi claps you on the shoulder. “Yeah. You're damn right.”(1/2)
>>39097758How long have you been under the impression that we're not what inspired him to make the Hougyoku?
>>39097763I assume that's more Kubo forgetting non-Ichigo cast members and their backstory/motivations exist, as opposed to something intentional. I mean you could chalk it up to a very long-running Kubo ruse, but it doesn't involve Aizen in any form or way so it's not actually going to turn out that way.
>>39097764"But still," she mutters, "you bear that scar."You shrug. "Like I said, I feel like the emotion there is regret. Maybe Rosa regretted not being strong enough to win. Maybe she regretted killing those Fourth Division people as much as you regretted killing her. I can't say for sure, and anyway it's a memory from a past life.""May as well have happened to anyone else. It has no meaning to me at all."Yoruichi nods thoughtfully. "I see. I guess I was the only one seeing anything in it."As you slide the door open to your room, your arm is caught in Yoruichi's hand."So, knowing who I am, and what I've done," she asks, "not just to you, but to others as well, can you still call me Captain so easily? Until you're strong enough to stand next to me as a Captain yourself, can you stand behind me as my Lieutenant?">Response?
>>39097920>You had me at free food
>>39097920"For what good it'll do... I'll have your back, Captain.">>39097450>Fuck that. Even if we become a vizard and whatever else we keep the kitsune.in b4 Riku's Hollow/Vizard Mask is pic related
>>39097920This is the most fun I've had in the soul society. of course I can, captain
>>39097920Turn around and hug her saying of course captain
>>39097920>>39097955I like it. Nice and understated.
>>39097920"One day, perhaps, but I'd rather earn such a job than be given it. You've given me a home, food, education, you don't need to make me your direct subordinate as well. I mean am I the only person you ever feel that you've wronged?"or >>39097954
>>39097920You didn't have to tell me anything. In fact it would have been easier for you not to and yet you still did. You did because you cared which is more than I can say about anyone else I've met.
>>39097920>Response?"Of course. But I gotta say, that was quick! I know you're the clan head and all, but wouldn't you get in trouble with some other families for it?"I don't mind being on track in the Riku fastlane express though
>>39097954So simple and yet it fits perfectly....Second
>>39098026Oh you must be that guy who hates waifuing and husbanding and sees it where it's not.
Jesus Queen. Good job. We've got bad write ins popping up all over the place.
>>39097449So the dice were>who found us>who killed us>whose lieutenant we killedand then two more Yoruichi ones?
>>39097954Then crack a smile.
To clarify, she's not making you her Lieutenant just yet. The older Omaeda is still in that position, and you have no field experience. But agreeing means you'll be the "incumbent Lieutenant", meaning that it's certain that as soon as Omaeda's out you'll be in.
>>39098091IIRC The Omaeda family already hates us. This'll be fun.
>>39098091Ah. Then yeah I guess that's fine, though I thought the whole family permanently had the position of 2nd division lieutenant.
>>39098091Yeah was gonna say, I know Yoruichi doesn't truck with the SS politics, but that would be an excessively large spanner to throw into the works.
>>39098059First to get two rolls was who scouted you, third was who you killed, 4th was who killed you (because "4" is an unlucky number in Japanese, where it shares the pronunciation for "death").
>>39098091Maybe a "seated" position?IIRC, that spot at least requires an unlocked Shikai.
>>39098166Well, technically we have an unlocked Shikai. It's just not letting us actually use any of it's powers yet.Dunno if loopholes count.
>>39097920“You had me at free food,” you remind her with a shrug, earning a loud snort of laughter from your unsuspecting partner. “Good night, Captain.”Yoruichi nods with a smirk. “Good night, incumbent Lieutenant. There's a long day ahead tomorrow.”(1/2)
>>39098140Not immediately and not just them.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39051803/#p39054602>Two of our vassal families, the Omaeda and Fēng, may not like an outsider getting special treatment...>Feng
>>39098199I think you wanted a different word. "Incumbent" means we already have the job.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/incumbent
>>39098205Spring, 1838. You've almost lost track of how long you spent in training with Yoruichi and Kisuke. More and more you've been allowed to go on missions around the Seireitei and Rukongai with the Patrol Unit of the Stealth Corps: the men and women you're set to lead one day as the incumbent Unit Commander and Lieutenant of Second Division. But today is different.Today, you're going to the living world on a mission."You'll be going ahead of the Kidō Corps," Yoruichi explains to the gathered teams, who are all in fully-enclosed black uniforms aside from yourself. She's no longer speaking as your friend and mentor: in front of her subordinates, she has a part to play as the Executive officer, and she plays it well. "Part of the city of Osaka has been burned in a rebellion. The Academy wants to send its first-year students there to learn how to perform soul burials on some of the victims, but needs the area secured from any Hollows that might come expecting a free lunch.""Your mission is to go to the designated area in the living world, exterminate any Hollows you find, and then stay on site while the Kidō Corps deploys and maintains their little barrier.""Any questions?">Write-in?>Just acknowledge her order.
>>39098330Lieutenant-Elect maybe? Like President-Elect?
>>39098363I can't help but do this...>"Jawohl!"
>>39098363>>Just acknowledge her order.
>>39098363>Just acknowledge her order.
>>39098363How many years did we just timeskip?>Just acknowledge her order.
>>39098363What's our Contingency Plan, if things go awry. So many souls in one place may tend to attract larger classes of hollows?
>>39098363>Just acknowledge her order.Did we pass through the academy when I wasn't looking?
>>39098363>Write-in?"What's the expected Hollow activity in this area? Very active and numerous? Relatively benign? Or somewhere in between?"
>>39098330You're correct.It's nearly 3am and I've been at this five hours. I'm more surprised I didn't make a mistake like that sooner.
>>39098363>Just acknowledge the ordersSo wait, we already graduated?
>>39098363>>Just acknowledge her order.Be Professional>Then, as soon as we're out of sight/hearing range"Alright Squad, you heard her. Race you there!"
>>39098363>How large is the barrier going to be? We're hollows sighted in the area? Likelihood of them showing up?
>>39098363>>Just acknowledge her order.Did Riku ever have an academy stint in this time?
>>39098409More importantly, have we continued to grow in all the right places?
>>39098420It became pointless, because there's not much they could teach you at this point. So you were enrolled, showed up a few times, but spent far more time working with and learning from your future Unit.>>39098409About eight years. You'd been dead and in the Rukongai for several more before that. At a certain point, when you're basically immortal the exact number of years that have passed becomes meaningless aside from specific events like this one.
>>39098466Well you certainly know your priorities..
Also, I'll try and wrap things up by the time we're sitting at page 10.
>>39098538>It became pointless, because there's not much they could teach you at this point. So you were enrolled, showed up a few times, but spent far more time working with and learning from your future Unit.Yeah, when we could learn low level kido, like 40 or lower very quickly, knew the name of our Skikai and trying to master it and already have Lt. level spiritual pressure, it is a moot point.
>>39098363>Just acknowledge the ordersSure thing cap!Have we gone to the shigigami training school thing yet? I kinda wanted to see that happen rather than skip over it..
>>39098538Have we met little Bee yet?
>>39098363As you bow in acknowledgment of your orders, Yoruichi catches your eye. Despite her position, and being in full view of her subordinates, she gives you a little covert nod. Barely perceptible to most, but you've seen her do it before. It's her way of wishing you luck without calling attention to it. Such is the nature of things now, when the attention of the Shihōin Clan and its vassals has finally fallen upon you.As you hurry with your team towards the gate that will send you to the living world, you pass by the Fourth Squad relief teams that are standing by in case they're needed. Their Captain, Unohana, smiles at you as you pass... but behind that smile, you sense something truly dreadful. Being near her has never been comfortable these last three years, and her mere presence makes you feel as if you have a knife pressed against your throat. “Please remember to be careful,” she tells you in that deceptively gentle voice of hers. “It would be unfortunate if there were any... accidents.”You're pretty sure that means she's quietly hoping you don't come back.“Well, here we are then!” the man you're pretty sure goes by the name Okuro Fēng announces. “Let's get to it.”“Right behind you, brother!” his brother Okina nods confidently. “We'll show everyone what a clean sweep looks like!”(1/2)
>>39098815Ha ha, it's a good thing she's saving all her murderboners for Zaraki, but she is the absolute worst captain to have as an enemy. That's including Yamamoto, though I'd be surprised if killing Sasakibe was an option for us, since bankai-stealing hasn't been invented yet.
>>39098895Pretty sure he was not an option. It was a d10. There would be 3 squads excluded.
>>39098815“So this is Osaka?” you mutter staring around at the burned ruins of shopping arcades and residences. Some have a wall or two intact, but are utterly gutted inside. The slow, steady rain doesn't do much to make the place look any more hospitable. “It was,” Okuro comments. “Hollows love to hunt in places like this. Be on the lookout for anything suspicious. Footprints, strange pressures, ghosts of the former residents here.”You nod. “And our plan if we're attacked?”“Simple,” Okuro tells you. “Send up a flare with your kidō if you can't handle it, and the rest of us will hurry there. Goes for all of you.”“Clear?”>Search down towards the waterfront? Nice, large, open spaces.>There was a pleasure district to the north. Lots of alleyways to creep through.>Search through the burned-out houses?>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.
>>39098945>>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.
>>39098945>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.
>>39098945>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.Basic hollow hunting after all.
>>39098945>There was a pleasure district to the north. Lots of alleyways to creep through.We know alleys pretty well
>>39098945>>39098945>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.
>>39098945>There was a pleasure district to the north. Lots of alleyways to creep through.
>>39098945>>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.In before Assassins Creed-SHinigami
>>39098945>Search through the burned-out houses?
>>39098815The worst part is that we can't even say that she's wrong to hate us, because now that we know the Fourth division were medics who barely knew how to fight, we realize that we may have been kind of a shitty person when we were alive, or at least pragmatic past the point of ruthlessness.
>>39098945>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.It's the castle, isn't it?
>>39098997People get killed in war. She's shit.
>>39098945>>>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.
>>39098945>Find a high place, see if you can see or feel anything from there.>TFW we killed medics.
>>39099039Especially considering what she used to be like.
>>39098997>Murder hobo hates us for attacking logistics and medics of our enemies while they exterminate our people.>>39099077Yeah she's a bitch.
>>39099058I hope we learned how to heal from Urahara, because it's not like we're going to be getting a lot of that from Unohana.
>>39098945>>There was a pleasure district to the north. Lots of alleyways to creep through.
>>39099115The Quincy a shit. A shiiiiiit. And Unohana would know, since she was there a thousand years ago.
>>39098945So what happened with Urahara and the whole blood thing? He know our secret?
>>39099187He does. He's kept that blood stored with the other samples he's taken. >>39099115Unohana doesn't hate you because you attacked her team. She hates you because that was one of the few Lieutenants she actually kinda liked before Isane.
>>39099156>muh Quincy Pride!
>>39099246Oh right, her current lieutenant is Hanataro's creepy older brother who looks uncannily like Tsukishima. Or has that not happened yet?
Okay, let's get this ball rolling again.Give me some 3d10 rolls, DC is a 6.
>>39099246>He does.And how does he feel about it exactly.....?
Rolled 5, 9, 7 = 21 (3d10)>>39099271
Rolled 3, 2, 7 = 12 (3d10)>>39099271
Rolled 3, 4, 2 = 9 (3d10)>>39099271
Rolled 2, 1, 9 = 12 (3d10)>>39099271
Rolled 2, 8, 10 = 20 (3d10)>>39099271
Rolled 1, 1, 6 = 8 (3d10)>>39099271Here I go.
>>39099246Does Yoruichi know that, or did we forget to tell her?
Rolled 8, 8, 6 = 22 (3d10)>>39099271
Rolled 7, 6, 2 = 15 (3d10)>>39099271
>>39099297YOU. STOP FUCKING ROLLING
>>39099318I'm sorry. Holy fuck that was bad though.
>>39099280One away again...
>>39099379I thought that was a pass and that getting all three was a crit?
>>39099398Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. We've repeatedly had sets where we were just one away from getting a crit.
>>39099376That reminds me, I wonder if we'll see any big name arrancar before they became Menos?
>>39099271This part of Osaka's pretty flat, but there is a small hill with a shrine at the top that's managed to escape the flames, for the most part. You make a beeline for it, sitting at the top of a pagoda where you can see for a good distance all around.It all looks the same to you, without the people who'd normally be filling the streets. It's all dead. But amidst the few wandering souls of humans you can feel, you notice something off... something evil. You use your flash st... your hirenkyaku, rather, to track down the disturbance. It's a lizard. Or rather, it's a tiny Hollow that looks like a lizard."Almost cute, aint it?" Okina observes as he appears next to you. "We see these guys from time to time, little animals that crawl out of Hueco Mundo. They're harmless, but still. Kinda impressed you could sense something that small.">We should still exterminate them.>Have the others found anything?>If you think it's harmless, I'll defer to your experience.>Go ahead and call in the Kidō Corps>Other?
>>39099426>>We should still exterminate them.>>Have the others found anything?Both honestly.
>>39099426>This smells fishy....
>>39099426>We should still exterminate them.
>>39099426>>We should still exterminate them.>>Have the others found anything?
>>39099426>>We should still exterminate them.
>>39099426>We should still exterminate them.>Have the others found anything?
>>39099426>Other?>Observe the Hollow LizardThis should be our first time seeing a hollow since we died/reborn as a soul, Bleach explanations., no?
>>39099426>>Have the others found anything?>>Other?Pet the lizard
>>39099426>Have the others found anything?>Other?Might be skirting into meta territory, but still...>"Okay. Is it something like our Hell Butterflies though?"
>>39099426We haven't learned Shunpo yet? That seems like a bad move.
>>39099426>>Have the others found anything?I guess some hollow might be using them to scout or something... but rampant extermination seems to cut a little close to home. See if they're actually dangerous first.
>>39099426"I thought hollows were human souls twisted into monsters? Even if it's harmless, I'd hate to leave a person in such a sorry state."Really, knowing what we do to hollows would only increase our desire to kill them all, with our already innate Quincy zealotry.
>>39099426>We should still exterminate them.>It'll give us something to do even if there's nothing to do.
>>39099546Remember that as far as we know both IC and OOC, killing a hollow doesn't destroy it, but instead cleanses it of its sins and allows the person it once was to move to soul society. Which, while certainly no heaven, I feel is at least a moderate improvement on being a shitty lizard thing.
>>39099610Like I don't know, I feel like aiming to purify every hollow we see as long as it doesn't detract from our mission or put our allies in danger is something that we should focus on, at least until someone gives us a good reason not to do so.
>>39099426“Harmless, huh?” you ask, moving to scratch the lizard's head. "I could almost keep one as a pet or something."It bites your finger, but doesn't actually do any damage. Instead it just hangs comically off your finger, gnawing fruitlessly as your comrade chuckles. “Pretty much, yeah.”Eventually the tiny Hollow figures out exactly how outmatched it is, and its empty eye sockets widen in terror. It shivers in fear as you lean in real close to it.“Boo.”With a little skree of hopelessness the Hollow lizard releases your finger and throws itself to the ground, vanishing through a shadowy little portal back to Hueco Mundo, the realm of the Hollows. “Still, it feels bad leaving any soul like that,” you mutter. “From what Yoru... I mean, the Executive's told me they're suffering.”“Find any more Hollows hiding around here and cleanse them,” you order. “Make sure this place is clean by the time we're through.”Okina nods. “We've still gotta tell the Kidō Corps they can come through, though. Can't exactly hold them up cause of a few stupid lizards.”“Fine,” you allow, “but we're staying on site anyway. By her orders.”“Of course”.(1/2)
>>39099759The twelve Kidō Corps experts, each of whom wears a strange white garment that mostly covers their face and shoulders, are the first to arrive. Without speaking to you they disperse in the four cardinal directions, quickly and efficiently putting up the barrier. Even as your team continues to search for Hollows, the students begin to arrive. Their white uniforms with blue hakama for boys and red for girls is strikingly different from your own: you remember seeing them in your brief token trips to the Academy for examinations and a few seminars.Two of the students stand out: one girl in red hakama with half-framed reading glasses sitting low on her nose, and a taller young man in blue hakama with short-cropped hair and a vivid scar on the side of his head, just over his ear. Both of them feel stronger than the rest, and seem to have learned the names of their swords already.They approach you quickly."Kusajishi Riku, Onmitsukidō Patrol Corps. You the student instructors?"Both of them nod. "Shiba Kaoru, fifth year," the brown-haired girl with the glasses greets you in a smooth, even tone. "Please look after us.""An I'm Nikko Kai, sixth year," the young man greets you roughly. "Anythin to report, miss Stealth Corps?">Not really anything you should worry about.>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works.>There was at least one Hollow lizard here. We didn't find anything else, but we're still looking. Be careful.>Other?
>>39099942>>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works.
>>39099543We have the Quincy version.And holy fuck, surely somebody would have noticed that by now? I mean, it's actually better because it let's you move despite crippling injury or paralysis, but still.
>>39099942>>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works.>>There was at least one Hollow lizard here. We didn't find anything else, but we're still looking. Be careful.
>>39099942>There was at least one Hollow lizard here. We didn't find anything else, but we're still looking. Be careful.
>>39099942>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works.>There was at least one Hollow lizard here. We didn't find anything else, but we're still looking. Be careful.
>>39099942>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works.
>>39099942>There was at least one Hollow lizard here. We didn't find anything else, but we're still looking. Be careful.>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works.
>>39099942>>There was at least one Hollow lizard here. We didn't find anything else, but we're still looking. Be careful.
>>39099942>>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works.>There was at least one Hollow lizard here. >We didn't find anything else, but we're still looking. Be careful.
>>39099974Yeah, that's why I said that it's a bad move that we haven't learned Shunpo yet. Even if we don't really identify as a Quincy anymore, using Quincy techiques is a great way to make enemies.
>>39099942>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works.>>39099974Well, Yoruichi did notice, and I expect that Urahara noticed or would've noticed if he didn't find out through the blood thing.I hope that part of the training we did during the past decade makes it harder to tell the difference between them.
>>39099942>"Only one hollow lizard, when there's this many souls and Shinigami in one place...be ready to leave quickly, and make sure noone goes too far out of the way. Maybe we're lucky."
>>39099942>This place feels off somehow. Keep your students out of the alleys at least while my team works."We've found nothing major so far, which is why you should stay on your toes. There's gotta be something out there."
>>39099942>There was at least one Hollow lizard here. We didn't find anything else, but we're still looking. Be careful.Go in pairs with one at least being knowledgeable in using a kido flare, keep an eye on one another's groups, don't wander off away from the vicinity of the Patrol, blah blah blah...
>>39100031Your hirenkyaku are more refined by now, making it harder for anyone less well-versed in shunpo than Yoruichi herself to tell the difference. Though, a few Captains may be able to tell that something is off.
>>39099974Two different techniques. You're thinking ransou tengai, which forcibly moves broken or weakened limbs.
>>39100188>ransou tengaiWell we totally knew it. We apparently died using it.
>>39100188Oh, right. My bad.
>>39099942You nod. “It may be nothing, but I feel like something's wrong here. My team is still poking around, so try and keep the firsties from wandering off too far, yeah?”Sure enough, even as you look the students have already started to spread out. Some of them slash-stepped off the second they set foot in the living world. Not like they're fast enough to escape if you wanted to round them up, it's just they went in literally every direction.“Wrong how?” Kai presses. “You find any Hollows round here?”“Just one, a little lizard,” you explain. The man nods. “I see. Seems too damn convenient, lookin' round at all this, don't it? Jus' one lil lizard?”Kaoru gives you a nervous smile. “Still, we're not exactly pushovers you know. Keep in contact with us, and we'll...”The young Shiba's words are interrupted by a scream from somewhere to the north. Right before your eyes you can see the barrier starting to break down to that side, as the aligned energy barrier shatters.“The hell?” Kai mutters. “The hell is this shit?”“The northern team must have been attacked,” Kaoru theorizes. “But did you sense anything, Kai?”The young man shakes his head nervously. “No. You, Miss Kusajishi?”Strange enough... you didn't. “That same ominous feeling. Nothing specific. Call your students back.”Even as you send up a kidō flare, and the student instructors do the same, you realize what it is you've been feeling. With the barrier down, Hollows can now enter the living world freely in this part of Osaka. And as you watch the sky itself unzip and roll away, revealing an inky black void on the other side, one does exactly that. It's huge! Bigger than anything you've even heard of! Just its long, pointy nose must be twenty feet to the tip! As it breaths the fresh air of the living world, it lets lose a powerful, reverberating cry. A war cry... or perhaps a hunting call?(1/2)
Page ten soon. When do all the bad things happen?
>>39100440Now anon. Now.
>>39100472Ask and ye shall receive apparently.
>>39100440This is where Little Bee's family starts dropping like flies. Assuming we don't change that ofc.
>>39100435“Hey, bookworm,” Kaoru practically whispers. “What's that thing?”Kai seems almost too stunned to speak. “Menos... Grande...”As the great beast pushes itself out into the world it gives a second cry... and you begin to feel its spiritual pressure. It's greater than yours."What the hell do we do against something like that?" Kaoru wonders aloud. Kai responds by releasing his Zanpakuto. "Beat, Kamitinbe!" His sword is replaced by a short spear with a broad, sword-like head, and a polished turtle's shell on his left arm. The look on his face is one of grim determination."Sing, Hanahonō!" Kaoru declares as her blade glows, straightening and splitting into a two-pointed, tuning-fork-like spear.Both students turn to you as you let your full spiritual pressure free, drawing out your own sword. "Prohibit, Kitsunetsuki!""Don't doubt yourselves," you advise them. "Don't hold back, don't give in to fear. Otherwise...""... you'll surely die."
>>39100573Who the fuck is little bee?
>>39100597Sui-Feng AKA Soi-Fon, AKA Yourichi's shadow AKA Little Bee. Her brothers all died on their first couple of missions in canon.
>>39100596And that's all for tonight! Hope you all enjoyed, especially with the first major revelation having come earlier than I anticipated, and I'll hopefully see you next Tuesday for more.I'll probably be asleep in a few minutes, so if you've got questions make 'em quick.
>>39100646Way to leave us on the cliffhanger boss. Nice work and thanks for running!
>>39100646Well thanks for running!
>>39100646>And that's all for tonight! Hope you all enjoyed, especially with the first major revelation having come earlier than I anticipatedWe keep nailing those rolls and choices I guess.The d10's at the start were to see who scouted us, who we were in the past, and who we killed?
Rolled 3, 10, 2 = 15 (3d10)>>39100646Is this quest going to be short like that cannocel thing or however you spell it.. or is it going to be a good size like SoZ?
>>39100632>>39100637Closer to Hornet than Bee though, but yeah pretty much.
>>39100646Thanks for running.
>>39100435I have no idea how strong a Gillian is even supposed to be. Like the vizards made short work of an army of them, but maybe the vizards are supposed to actually be strong despite the things that keep happening to them?
>>39100646How familiar with the other Captains are we?
>>39100646thanks for running!
>>39100681Who scouted you, who you killed, and who killed you. The result of all those twos exactly where you rolled them was a very complicated history with Yoruichi. At this point, rather than becoming rivals or enemies, you're set to work very closely with her and her commands in the future.
>>39100717Usually captains or some of the stronger lieutenants are required to take down a gillian.
>>39100717Yeah I have no idea either. I mean shit. Bleach killed the damn thing the first time he saw one.
>>39100717The Gillian was hyped to be a super strong badass that would be hard to fight. Of course with the escalating power levels of the cast, they just got pushed aside pretty quickly.
>>39100717Vizards are strong, I think most of them were captains or lieutenants in canon, they only actually matter on the kubo scale with the masks, though. And since they went up against the Arrancar and Aizen's ilk they were a bit outmatched. Of course the canon Captains when Ichigo were around seem to be exceptionally strong even for captains, quadruply so for the Old Man.
>>39100717Gillians can stomp most unseated shinigami. They tend to be slow cannons however.Seated ones, it depends on power level, but Lt. level ones should be able to handle them
>>39100724You know their names and faces. >>39100693Somewhere in the middle. Shorter than SoZ, because that got harder for me to write the longer it ran, but longer than Kancolle, because there's more plot to cover.
>>39100743now we just have to win over Unohana, shouldn't be too hard right guys?
>>39100819Going to be honest. Every time I see someone complain about long quests I'm tempted to tell them they really don't have a reason too. I know a dude who has been gming the same quest with at least daily story updates for two fucking years.
>>39100843The only reason we aren't mincemeat is because she is saving her murderboner for Kenny.Unohana is scary, yo.
One story update per day in hte least. Extremely rarely there are even two.
>>39100717I think a solid Lieutenant is supposed to be able to take down a Gillian. They have a lot of spiritual power, can shoot serious beams, and are fucking huge, but they're slow and predictable.Captains can bitchslap Gillians without trouble, but can have trouble with the Adjuchas which are a step above Gillians. Power levels.
>>39100843>>39100847I prefer em long. I wasn't complaining about length. I was hoping for more.Sort of sad this may not become a monstrosity that spans a hundred or more threads.. but such is life.
And when I say daily I mean daily. I think the dude missed one day out of the two years he has been running that quest.
>>39100843no harder than trying to out Kubo Aizen, we'll knock it out in a weekend surelymake friends with Isane, tame the lion thru her cub
>>39100877That quest is twenty some threads on a forum that doesn't delete the threads once they hit a certain point. Go check out xander quest on Spacebattles.
>>39100905I have no idea as to what you're talking about. I was just commenting because the anon said he didn't like it when people complained about long quests. I wanted to make sure it was understood I enjoy longer quests.
>>39100646Is this the event where Renji and Rukia fight the giant hollows?
>>39100646Have we remembered anything from when we were alive?
>>39101041It's only been 8 years since we started, anon. I don't think that'll happen for a while...
>>39101041Rukia hasn't even died as a human yet, that's in about a decade. And it's a good century after that before she becomes a shinigami.
can we practice on our quincy skills?
>>39101691Probably not wise. Plus we have no one to teach us. On top of that, seeing as Vollstandig hasn't been invented yet, there's no point except possibly blut vene and blut arterie.
>>39102107quincy manipulate and weaponize spirit stuff the entire spirit world is made from. we'd probably be able to have infinite reiatsu if we learned how to synch that with our shinigami powers.
>>39102191I don't think that level of control is possible without Vollstandig/Letz Still. Also, have a hunch that the more we use our Quincy powers, the stronger Yhwach will be when he wakes up. And god damn do we not want that asshole around. I wonder if we'll notice when his heart starts beating again?