You are Kusajishi Riku, and today marks your first official meeting with your fellow Shinigami Lieutenants since your meteoric rise to the position a few weeks ago. Outside the First Division Lieutenant's meeting room you spot Omaeda Marenoshin: the large, bombastic Shinigami who held your position until you beat him in a duel over who had the “right” to succeed him. He nods curtly when he spots you as well.“You're early, Lieutenant,” he observes loudly. “Leave the introductions to me, better that way.”The man who was Lieutenant before you opens the door, leading you in to face a group of ten Shinigami with badges like your own, seated at a low table. Their eyes seem mostly to ignore Omaeda, instead evaluating you: their newest colleague. Your escort rattles off their names, in Division order.Sasakibe Chōjirō is the pale-haired Lieutenant under the Head Commander, who greeted you at the inquiry. Next you are introduced to Third's Rōjūrō Ōtoribashi, a blonde-haired man who seems to share his Captain's foppish demeanor. Next is Fourth's Yamada Seinosuke, dark of hair and who amazingly enough comes off as unpleasant despite having yet to say anything to you. Fifth's Lieutenant is Aizen Sōsuke, whose only remarkable characteristic is that he's completely unremarkable. You then meet Sixth's Kuchiki Sōjun, who strikes you as an older and more handsome version of Byakuya. What is it about Kuchiki genetics, anyway?Seventh's Lieutenant Jin'emon Kotsubaki is a stern looking man with a scar over one eye, short hair, and long sideburns: a classic gambler sort of look. Division Eight's Lieutenant is Lisa Yadōmaru, a prim-looking young woman with a black braid who looks like the polar opposite of her Captain. Ninth's representative is the green-haired Kuna Mashiro, who seems like she's barely paying attention... and given what you've seen of the Captains' meetings, hers is probably the appropriate attitude towards meetings like this. (1/2)
>>39385523Tenth's Lieutenant Shiba Isshin seems similarly disinterested at first, but his eyes betray him: he's definitely paying the most careful attention to you out of his peers. Then you spot Sarugaki Hiyori, the Lieutenant Yoruichi referred to as a “pain in the ass”. You're immediately treated to a demonstration of why.The blonde Lieutenant scoffs at you, crossing her arms defensively across the washboard she calls a chest. “And this is the girl who you say beat you? Really, Marenoshin?”Your new peers' exasperated reactions tell you that this isn't exactly a rare way for Hiyori to greet newcomers. Marenoshin, for his part, simply laughs it off. “She beat my ass, Hiyori. I was utterly crushed.” “You must be getting old or somethin', Marenoshin.”>Explain quite calmly what you just got back from doing (how much detail?)>Just ignore her, and ask the adults what exactly happens at these meetings.>This is a perfect chance to see how your spirit pressure stacks up. Let it loose.>Other?
>>39385563>Just ignore her, and ask the adults what exactly happens at these meetings.
>>39385563>Just ignore her, and ask the adults what exactly happens at these meetings.might as well know what we're in for since we're probably going to be doing this for awhile
>Just ignore her, and ask the adults what exactly happens at these meetings.It will annoy Hiyori more.Also, IT'S AIZEN TIMEHe looks like such a nice man, let's hope he asks Riku if she wants to see his shikai,
>>39385563>Just ignore her, and ask the adults what exactly happens at these meetings.And then Riku realizes the enormity of her next assignment. All her past accomplishments will be nothing compared to dealing with the greatest enemy of any Shinigami officer.Paperwork.
>>39385563>>Just ignore her, and ask the adults what exactly happens at these meetings.
>>39385563>Explain quite calmly what you just got back from doing (how much detail?)>Just ignore her, and ask the adults what exactly happens at these meetings.
>>39385563>Fufufu, what a cute little girl.
>>39385563>This is a perfect chance to see how your spirit pressure stacks up. Let it loose.I really kinda want to see how much we've got now
>>39385632Oh god...HOW HORRIFYING! FLEE! FLEE FOR YOUR VERY LIVES!
>>39385632>>39385661Can't she rope other shinigamis into doing it for her?
>>39385660I dunno, immediately starting a dickwaving contest seems like a bad first impression.>Explain quite calmly what you just got back from doing (how much detail?)Leave out the bit about Halibel.
>>39385563>Just ignore her, and ask the adults what exactly happens at these meetings.No reason for a member of 2nd squad to show off what we can do. Just pretend it's take your kid to work day or something. Yorichi has confidence in us and that's all we need.
>>39385689Sure.It was only from the basis of Nanao and Hitsugaya being rather needling on their Captain and Lieutenant respectively in doing their work. At least there's one responsible member in their respective duo. For our 2nd Division though? It's Yoruichi and Riku, so...Also, lighten up. It was only a joke. I doubt it would be mentioned beyond an offhand remark.
>>39385699plus if anyone does manage to piss us off we can always just pull a prank on them like a paint bomb or something later while being nothing but smiles when we're actually face to face with the person. We're 2nd squad and stole old man genocide's shoes, we can prank the living shit out of anyone here.
>>39385563“Thanks for the introductions, Mister Omaeda,” you nod at the large man, completely ignoring Hiyori. “I can take it from here, I think.”“Good,” he agrees with a satisfied nod. “I'll report back to HQ.”“Hey, are you ignoring me!?” she demands. You continue to ignore her, speaking as if you simply can't hear her annoyed outbursts. That just makes her even more annoyed... good. “You deaf or somethin'?”“So, what's the agenda?” you ask, seating yourself casually at the long table with the others, who seem to have mostly appreciated the show of restraint. Isshin, however, looks a little disappointed for some reason. You also overhear Kuchiki mutter something about “understanding why 'that demon' likes her”.One of the other Lieutenants, Aizen, passes you a cup of tea. “Believe it or not, Miss Kusajishi, the Stealth Corps' representative usually doesn't say much at all.”You shrug as you take a sip. “I'd believe it. Even Marenoshin's that much of a professional, at least.”“What we usually discuss is other business,” he continues, his tone smooth and pleasant. “Mister Shiba, for example, was about to comment on this year's induction ceremony, if I'm not mistaken?”Shiba Isshin, the dark-haired man with the unusually focused gaze, nods with a small grunt of acknowledgment. “Anyone have the recruitment numbers and current membership tallies for the Divisions? Mighta' lost my copy.”The proceedings of the meeting are fairly boring, though you take some notes to relay to your own Division later. They're illegible to anyone else as it turns out, which Mashiro takes the liberty of pointing out to the group. You get some good-natured ribbing from a few of the other Lieutenants, before Mashiro also points out that Isshin's handwriting is even worse: an “embarrassment to his family name”, Hiyori calls it. (1/2)
>>39385829>>39385829>We troll Aizen. Pre-emptively.>Steal his glasses (if he has them) when he isn't looking. Also, if he does have that comfy couch, steal that as well.
>>39385829Yep. Pranking is good, no reason to get violent with allies. Isn't there also the possibility we will be tasked with killing other shinigami as a member of the stealth corps? If so all the more reason to keep from revealing what we can do.
>>39385925That Aizen guy, looks nice. I like him.
>>39385925All the while, you carefully feel out the spiritual energies of each Lieutenant in the room: they're all holding back, the question is how much...Seems of the group you're the fourth strongest or so, behind the fop, the Kuchiki, and likely the Shiba. Yamamoto's right hand seems to have very well-tempered reiatsu, though not especially powerful, and Aizen's very difficult to get a read on. He could have very little to hide or the most out of any of you, but you can tell for sure he's excellent at hiding it either way. Everyone else is objectively impressive, but most likely weaker than you.After Isshin releases Hiyori from his choke-hold, the conversation turns back to you. “So tell me, Miss Kusajishi,” Aizen asks thoughtfully, sipping at his tea, “what was Hueco Mundo like?”“Who says I would know?” you mutter, not sure how much you should divulge. Lieutenant Kuchiki laughs it off. “Come now. The whole Seireitei's talking about how you and Commander Urahara went and tracked down that Third Division officer.” Rose, as the Third Division Lieutenant seems to prefer being called, frowns.“Yes, I'd like to hear about that myself.”>Classified.>Hueco Mundo sucks. The food is lousy, the scenery is dull, and everything's in Spanish for no readily apparent reason.>It was... enlightening, I guess.>I stabbed an Adjuchas in the face and set its corpse on fire. Not exactly fun, but we made do.>Other?
>>39385948Are we 2nd or Stealth Corp? Now I'm confused. Or are we both?
>>39386005>>Hueco Mundo sucks. The food is lousy, the scenery is dull, and everything's in Spanish for no readily apparent reason.>I stabbed an Adjuchas in the face and set its corpse on fire. Not exactly fun, but we made do.
>>39386005>Classified.>Everything is Spanish for some reason.We stealth corps, now.
>>39386005>It was... enlightening, I guess.
>>39386006We're both. The 2nd Division is integrated with the Stealth Corps. The top 5 positions, Capt, Lieu, Seats 3-5, are in charge of different sections of it.
>>39386006Both I believe since Yorichi is the leader of stealth corp and captain of 2nd division. >>39386005>I stabbed an Adjuchas in the face and set its corpse on fire. Not exactly fun, but we made do.
>>39386005>ClassifiedWe are professionals and we are amongst equals, after all, so maybe add some vague info like>The target was eliminated, mission acomplished
>>39386005>It was like Mexico, and everything's in spanish for no apparent reason.>Do not drink the tea that Aizen just gave you.
>>39385986So is this the Aizen everyone's freaking out about? What's he going to do that's so bad?
>>39386082Go read/watch bleach then come back and voteOr you're just being a smartass
>>39386005>Hueco Mundo sucks. The food is lousy, the scenery is dull, and everything's in Spanish for no readily apparent reason."There's sand, Hollows, more sand, and not much else.">I stabbed an Adjuchas in the face and set its corpse on fire. Not exactly fun, but we made do.
>>39386005>>Hueco Mundo sucks. The food is lousy, the scenery is dull, and everything's in Spanish for no readily apparent reason.
>>39386082He's a top lad with great ambition.Also a top tier husbando.
>>39386005>>Everything's in Spanish for no readily apparent reason.>>Anything more than that is classified.
>>39386110Use your street savant senses! This guy is definitely up to something.
>>39386005>Hueco Mundo sucks. The food is lousy, the scenery is dull, and everything's in Spanish for no readily apparent reason.>It was... enlightening, I guess."The rest is classified."
>>39386110>Also a top tier husbando.The /u/boat is already in full motion, YOU CAN'T STOP THE INVASION OF NORMANDY!
>>39386082Oh, nothing much. A lot of things were said, some stuff got exaggerated, you know how it is. Everyone has their days.He's such a swell guy though, don't you think? Real nice dude right there. We should be friends.
>>39386005>Details are classified, but...>Hueco Mundo sucks. The food is lousy, the scenery is dull, and everything's in Spanish for no readily apparent reason.
>>39386025>>39386029>>39386099>>39386115>>39386138Speaking of that, why exactly Kubo uses Spanish for the Hollows? He just likes how it sounds?
>>39386094I enjoy played fanfic quests with no idea what is going on and have no intention of trawling Bleach, unless it really is that good. Hollows are cool but Ichigo sounds like a shit .
>>39386065>>Do not drink the tea that Aizen just gave you.Aww, but how is Tenkotsuki supposed to size him up in terms of classiness via his taste in tea?
>>39386082Well considering wiping out the 13 protection squads and killing every person in a modern day city is simple prep work for his actual goal, pretty bad.
>>39386082He's one of the lynchpins to Kubo's wild ride.You can't stop it, Anon. It has already begun. Take this, you will need it in the nearby future.
>>39386176Here you go then http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/S%C5%8Dsuke_AizenNo need to trawl through it now
>>39386183Riku grew up in the streets as a savvy girl. Her savvy street rat senses are tingling. She knows from experience that the most dangerous people are the unassuming ones.
>>39386171It's exotic much like chad being half Mexican. Japan as a whole isn't as used to Spanish as English and German.
>>39386171All the things in Bleach have a specific language. Shinigami stuff is all in Japanese, Quincy is German, Hollows are Spanish.
>>39386185Sounds like a man with vision, ambition, pride and power. The perfect husbando. Seems pretty swell overall
>>39386176Actually the setting and some characters are cool, but the main character and the plot...well, not really.
>>39386005>It was... enlightening, I guess.don't give out much info, if pressed only give out things that are common knowledge, like how it's just a big desert with the only real noticeable marking being the moon. Don't want to get into trouble so soon into our new career do we?
>>39386171That's pretty much it. Shinigami tend to use Japanese, especially older Japanese terms and the like. Hollows use Spanish. Quincy terms are German. Fullbringer stuff was in English.
>>39386232Yeah now we know your just trolling
>>39386082The primary ability of his soul sword is to make effectively impenetrable illusions, and he has hidden that ability for over 100 years, making everyone think his sword does something else. He proceeds to abuse the crap out of this in true magnificent bastard fashion. Also has a thing for getting his LT stabbed by whoever she trusts most at that point in time.
>>39386171Actually, the phonetic mis-pronunciation of a lot of the Spanish and German phrases by Japanese speakers have actual meanings in Japanese. It's kind of clever wordplay, I'll give Kubo that much. >updating
>>39386176Oh well, he's one of those freak of nature prodigy genius that excels at everything and can't relate to anyone, can fool anyone, is a master planner and troller, and is definitely the most dangerous being in Seireitei right now. He also wants to become "God" and could kill every lieutenants in the room in seconds without much effort. He's also the only reason to read Bleach currently, he just doesn't give a fuck and is so entertaining.
>>39386243>>39386229Yeah, I know, I was just curious about it. I mean, most of the Resurrecions use well the words, even with the japanese accents.Fornicarás? For fuck sakeAnd simply "Hueco Mundo" sounds good.
>>39386171Probably the same reason he uses German for Quincies.Because Kubo deems it so....More likely is that it's not supposed to be Spanish, but Mexican. Carries on the theme with masks, flash and death to evoke images of dia de muertos and the like.I'm basically guessing at this point.
>>39386005“It's very... Spanish,” you explain.Aizen cocks his head at you. “Spanish?”You nod. “Very much so, yes. Other than that it's sand, sand, Hollows, and more sand. Saw a dead tree once, that was exciting.”“It sounds SOOO boring,” Mashiro sighs. “The high point was stabbing an Adjuchas in the face,” you continue, which surprises a few of your new peers. “But yeah, it wasn't at all what I was expecting. I almost feel kinda bad for them now.”“How so?” Aizen presses, suddenly interested again.You shrug. “Nothing, really. There's just so much pointless death... any Hollow with a shred of sanity must be horrified of it all.”“You really think there's such a thing as a sane Hollow?” Isshin asks thoughtfully.It's probably not wise to say anything about Halibel, Apacci, and company around these people. Not yet, and probably not ever... even Yoruichi only knows the vague details that there were some Hollows you ran across that were more decent than the rest. So, you simply deflect the question.“Who can say? The world is bigger than what you or I can see.”“And the criminal?” Rose asks impatiently.You shake your head. “Dealt with. The rest is classified... you'd have to ask the Head Captain, and he'd probably say the same.”"Sorry."(1/2)
>>39386460The meeting is soon adjourned, once there's nothing else really to discuss and the tea runs out. A date is set for the next meeting, and you find yourself excused. On top of that Yoruichi's given you the day off, so you can actually do stuff today that isn't paperwork or killing Hollows.Behind you, Lieutenant Sarugaki scoffs at you again. "Dammit. I don't see what's so special about 'er."You can hear Isshin reply, his voice tired. "If you can't tell for yourself, why don't you just ASK her already? Jeez, it's always like this with you.""So, Miss Stealth Corps Lieutenant," Hiyori growls. "Are you all talk, or are you gonna show me what you're made of?""And why should I bother?" you reply."If I don't know how strong you are, how can I count on you if I ever hafta?"Well... she may actually have a bit of a point. Trust is important, after all.>Tell her she'll have to watch you train later. You're in no mood for this now.>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.>Other?Also,>Head for the library, see if you can't find some books on kidō or Quincies>Head to the training field, get in some practice.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.
>>39386599>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.>Head for the library, see if you can't find some books on kidō or Quincies
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.
>>39386599>Is part of a test? Maybe a initiation rite for new Lieutenants?
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.She did promise us a surprise next time we visit her.
>>39386599Is there a pastebin with our abilities and stuff, like what kido we know?
>>39386599>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.Reward time!
>>39386599>>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.>Head to the training field, get in some practice.
>>39386599>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.We need sword's opinion on the other lieutenents. Especially Aizen, your savvy street rat senses were going crazy when he's around.
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Find a place to meditate
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Head to the training field, get in some practice.Revealing what we can do in "I tricked you into getting tricked by I, yours truly!"; The Setting, is probably a bad idea. Something that keeps changing and increasing, like spiritual power, is a good indicator at this point.
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Head for the library, see if you can't find some books on kidō or Quincies
>>39386599>>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.>>Head for the library, see if you can't find some books on kidō or Quincies
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Other?>If she continues to push it then offer a friendly fist-fight.>Head for the library, see if you can't find some books on kidō or Quincies
>>39386599>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.also>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.Remember that she said she had a gift for us for realizing that she was our pride.
>>39386667Oh shit forgot about that! deleting my old vote>>39386633>>39386599>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.
>>39386599>>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Library
>>39386599"Hiyori, I'm in the stealth corps. If you have to count on me at any point, chances are I'll be done and gone before you know I'm there.">>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.
>>39386741That's a good point.
>>39386599>Let her feel your full spiritual power. That should shut her up.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.If that doesn't work tell her to find us tomorrow
>>39386599>A brief demonstration may be in order. Nothing violent, of course.>Find a quiet place to talk to Tenkotsuki.Late as hell. Thanks for running King.
>>39386672http://pastebin.com/FBDbhTJeThere might be some new stuff learned from that point on though.
>>39386927And the social links are out of date
>>39386599“Miss Hiyori,” you address her, pressing the hilt of your sword into the small of her back and letting your full spiritual pressure erupt from within, “which way are you looking? It's been a while since I was over there.”As the afterimage you left in front of her fades away, a terrified Hiyori turns to face you, wide-eyed in shock that you took her back so quickly and easily. “What... you...”“I'm a unit Commander in the Stealth Corps,” you reply, allowing your energy to subside again to its regular, calm state. “Please don't insult me again by underestimating my abilities, or by doubting my reliability.” “Y... yeah,” she replies. “Sorry.”“It's fine,” you reply, allowing yourself a little smile. “Now that you understand that, let's at least TRY to be friendly? Shall we?”“... fine.”You offer a slight bow before departing: she's been suitably chastised, so there's no need to keep up the fierce facade. This is a good time to take care of something you've had to put off for a while now, ever since you returned to the Seireitei: speaking with your sword, Tenkotsuki. There's a nice wooded area on the Second Division grounds, with a small waterfall and a rocky pool: Yoruichi's come here to meditate before, so you figure there must be something to it. Taking your sword from your sash, you seat yourself opposite the waterfall and close your eyes.(1/2)
>>39387019"Since when were you under the impression I was not standing behind you, Hiyori?"
>>39387019>“Miss Hiyori,” you address her, pressing the hilt of your sword into the small of her back and letting your full spiritual pressure erupt from within, “which way are you looking? It's been a while since I was over there.”Oh god, Aizen learned that move from us.
>>39387019"I see you have finally found time to speak with me," Tenkotsuki quietly rebukes you from under her cherry tree. "I had started to wonder when you would be back.""Sorry," you offer a small bow. "You might've helped me read, but paperwork still takes some time, y'know.""I see. Have you considered the nature of my abilities, after what happened in Hueco Mundo?"You have, actually. Two weak spells, each different: one cast by you, and one cast by Tenkotsuki herself, both in the same amount of time it would take to cast one. That's in addition to her ability to store a spell for you and release it through her blade or sheath, as well as to chant an incantation for you in battle. "If I were to tell you that my Shikai may be reduced to two simple categories," she continues, "what would you say those would be? And if I told you all of my abilities, Bankai included, had a similarity despite my hatred of Bankai, what might you guess that similarity is?">Write-in:or,>3d10, DC is 8.
>>39387116So, we can become Aizen's inspiration for edgy and badass moves?
Rolled 4, 9, 8 = 21 (3d10)>>39387129
>>39387116Oh god my sides......R.I.P sides
Rolled 2, 6, 1 = 9 (3d10)>>39387129I lack creativity
Rolled 5, 1, 7 = 13 (3d10)>>39387129cuz I missed the last threadrollin'
Rolled 6, 9, 3 = 18 (3d10)>>39387129
>>39387138That would be neat...
Rolled 1, 5, 10 = 16 (3d10)>>39387129
>>39387140I love you.
Wow. Thank god I rolled first.>>39387146>>39387150Cause these are terrible rolls compared to my roll.>>39387140
Rolled 8, 5, 3 = 16 (3d10)>>39387140....anon we were all prepared to start using our intuition and you ruin it like that. Not cool man.
>>39386927>>39386958I'd post the updated version, but even that's bound to be out of date by an hour or two from now.Also, Captcha has officially gone off the fucking rails. It asked me to find coffee from a set of images where there was no coffee shown.
>>39387187Would you rather I let the people who didn't beat the dc roll first?
>>39387161But what if we crit and make a move so edgy Aizen gives up in despair, knowing he could never be as cool?
>>39387140I knew I should've set the DC to 9.Go ahead and humor me, though. Try and come up with some answers on your own. After all, even a regular success here isn't gonna get you EVERYthing. So you might as well.
>>39387208Cooler, Ichigo would not waste his last attack on a eluded bitch.
>>39387129Her abilities seem to have a basis in combat superiority. Where an opponent has to focus to cast a spell, we can cast a full power one faster or two simultaneously. We can also cast a spell behind an opponents guard... either denying them the opportunity to do things, or enhancing our ability to do them...
>>39387229One is to do with empowering/modifying kido, the other is releasing/using them in unexpected ways? No idea what the bankai might be.
>>39387229UuuhBlade and sheathe? Attack and defense? The similarity being kido seems too obvious?I don't know man, I'm drawing blanks.
>>39387195Been there. Looking for burger in a field of cake, bread, and one cup of unidentifiable liquid.>>39387208...there's a problem with this scenario?>>39387229Uh... going barebones, I'm guessing 'enhancement' and 'application'.
>>39387229be able to make both hard and soft shell tacos
>>39387129Seems to either be acting faster then our opponent, to mess up timing, ir to act stronger to over power them.Fast and sudden, or a strong strike.
>>39387129>Two Categories for ShikaiHmm.. Amplification and Containment maybe? She can amplify what ever kido we cast or contain a Kido for later use or contain an incantation to be used alongside our Kido? Maybe generation instead of amplification?>Everything linked together including BankaiWell the easy guess is they all relate to manipulation of Reiatsu or Kido. Though maybe they all relate to restricting our enemy? I can't remember the exact word we use to summon her at the moment, but it should be a significant hint to her unifying ability.
>>39387129>>39387229>two simple categories1) Concerted effort in part of Riku and Tenkotsuki, and 2) split effort?>similarityHmm... I get a feeling it might involve re-purposing an enemy's "spell" for our own and she might hate it because it acknowledges the superiority of an enemy's ability.Got no solid basis for this theory though.
>>39387229I'm guessing something similar to a spell blade, in which you're storing spell "charges" and releasing them through the blade. Kinda like Getsuga, but with spells and the ability to hold more than one "spell charge". And since our foxy sword spirit has 9 tails, 8 of those tails store a spell charge, and the 9th just combines all of them into a spell nuke.
>>39387317No one man or woman should have all that power.
>>39387229Bankai is literally cheat codes
>>39387317You go too far. Such power is not meant for the minds of man.
>>39387129>>39387229I'd say something to do with denying the opponent the ability to act?
>>39387306I think "enhacment" and application are the most fitting. Last thread someone thought her Bankai was some sort of suppression or massive debuff
>>39387229containment and release?
So anyone else thinking about how it might be a good idea to train/spar with Harribel the best ghost mexican?
>>39387369What could go wrong?
>>39387229Okay, we have a dual weapon style, so far we can hold kido in our sheath, and enhance kido from our blade, seemingly through her encanting it with us. Maybe one of the word is associated with the sheath, one with the sword. And her command word is Prohibit, which probably factors in somehow.The similar factor might be that they all need something to alter, they hamper enemy spells, hold and release ours, maybe steal their trump card for our Bankai, it's about harnessing something already there, not making something new.>>39387325Containment and Amplification does sound like it's on the right track.
>>39387369We could get in trouble for using the Garganta to slip in and out of Soul society, but I'm personally for it. We just need to be prepared as players to run into old king death. At least he can't kill you by breathing on you until he's an Arancar.
>>39387369No. Because that would require disappearing to Hueco Mundo for however long it would take to find her and fight her.Even for someone that's supposed to be unseen most of the time, that's going to be noticed.
>>39387329http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39092404/#p39093020>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.Oops, I guess here's my basis for the Bankai theory.>The second is seeing you as weak as you are now.And this might lend credence to the enhancement/amplification/boosting votes.
>>39387352I'm willing to bet that because Tenkotsuki hates her bankai and her pride is being able to stand up for herself, her bankai form basically requires an outside source in which you buff your ally with spells instead of buffing yourself and leaving yourself super vulnerable.
>>39387369When we leave after the Vizard incident I'm sure we can touch base...
>>39387369Missed our shot. If we ever get to go back we gatta find appaci and ghost shark.
>>39387426I would hate that. I would really fucking hate it if our Bankai is a support role whereas we're obviously a lightning bruiser
>>39387426A support ability would kinda suck, I hope it isn't
>>39387428I wonder if we're going to get caught in Aizen's trap? Being a Vizard would be ironic for the Qunicy/Hollow thing but it would kind of suck since hollofication is a road that's been well traveled in the story.
>>39387458>>39387460Well it is fitting right? it's something that Tenkotsuki would despise, she represents our pride of being self-reliant and advancing by ourselves.
>>39387458Let's trade Soi Fon for her bankai she hates hers as well.
>>39387494It would be a dick move on Kings part if he did it though
>>39387494Or it could be a bankai that has dick all to do with kido. You know hte thing she absolutely loves?
>>39387229There's striking with unexpected force, letting an enemy feel confident enough to block a blow that defies his guard, and...something else.
>>39387478We're already in Aizen's trap. There is no escape. The best we can do is to throw monkey wrenches at his keikaku and see if one of them causes damage.
Perhaps she just hates the form she takes in Bankai?
>>39387478We escape it, of course.then he gets us later and experiments with some bullshit bount fusion stuff
>>39387494>pride of being self-reliant and advancing by ourselves.ShitGuys... what if our Bankai isn't a support type, but a parasite? Something mostly reliant on using the strength of other people as fuel?It would fit awfully well with the whole Ywach draining quincies for power thing.
Well if self reliance is her thing, we are a brusier and it's mostly Kido what if her Bankai lets other people do the chants for us, ya know allies and shit? Would that fit well enoughIt would wound her pride
>>39387494While it would fit, it doesn't fit our style at all and would be a major dick move on Kings part
>>39387458>>39387460Almost as bad as an say, an assassin's bankai being a rocket launcher that requires one to be anchored to the ground in order to aim properly?
>>39387561I imagine Riku would hate it as much as vixen here then.....
>>39387508>>39387590No it wouldn't. Do you even Bleach?
Perhaps a part of us as a quincy remained? Our ability to manipulate Reiatsu on the above average scale and the fact that we still use Quincy techniques even though they use a totally different mechanic of gathering their power.Would our Bankai be Taking power from our enemies instead of Using our own? That would be aggrevating for our own pride no?
>>39387561I'm thinking its a parasite too, fits rather well considering everything we know
>>39387129"I'm guessing you have a few ways to modify how I cast spells," you suggest, "such as saying the incantation for me, or casting a different spell as I cast one of my own."Tenkotsuki nods, her tails gently waving behind her as she rises to her feet. "This is correct. This arises from the fact that as Zanpakuto and wielder, it is necessary that we should be able to hear one another in battle, and without. When you can hear my voice, and I can hear yours, your voice is my voice, and my voice is yours.""And my second set of abilities?" she asks, circling to your left side slowly and thoughtfully. "What would you imagine unites them?"You ponder the question a moment. "I'm not sure, exactly. But I'm guessing it has something to do with you helping me cast spells through your blade?"Tenkotsuki stops, frowning to herself. "Not quite, Miss Riku. My voice is your voice, and your voice is my voice. It is the same with our powers: your power is my own, and vice versa."Wait... so does that mean she has her own power, independent of your own? That can't be right, that's not how Zanpakuto work, is it?Tenkotsuki seems to sense your doubt. "These are my eight Shikai abilities: to chant for you, to cast the same spell as you do, to cast a different spell than you do, or to cast a spell of my own devising. Those are the techniques concerning my voice, in order of difficulty to master.""The techniques relying on my power are to cast a spell through my blade, to dispel illusions and lesser barriers through striking with my blade, to create very minor illusions when casting a spell, and my most powerful Shikai technique: and the most unpredictable as well."She motions for you to sit across from her under the tree, as blue flames calmly flicker around you both. "What's the eighth one?"(1/2)
>>39387622>Bankai allows Riku to steal powers from Shimigami>Riku steals Aizen's Shikai and Bankai powers,>Maximum trolling begins.
>>39387561Well there is the whole quincy tactic of stealing their opponent's reiatsu with their lightsaber arrows. So there would be at least some precedence for spirit particle subjugation (or whatever the term is) for our Bankai.
>>39387658>to dispel illusionsOhhh Aizen's gonna hate us.....
>>39387680Maybe even steal one of those fuckoff huge laser beams hollows get
>>39387658>UnpredictableMix two different spells with unknown result?
>>39387719Unwise. Hollows are poisonous to Quincy.
>>39387732>True Spell Admixture.I didn't realize I wanted this in Bleach until this very moment.
>>39387748Ichigo managed it, I'm sure with enough Kubo we could pull it off
>>39387658Chantless spells at full power. Though that might be Bankai
>>39387750Well, Nel's Fraction were able to mix their Ceros together.
>>39387709Kyoka Suigetsu is massive bullshit. Unless we use the illusion breaker constantly, we probably won't notice that an illusion is even happening.
>>39387776Easy enough.Just make Riku interesting enough to Aizen that he'll want to experiment on her. He's such a nice lad.
>>39387776Yes because he's a mary sue special snowflake
>>39387803Ichigo's can do what he can do for extremely logical reasons.
>>39387829>LogicalYeah, I know the chart, and that's freaking twisted.
>>39387799Really, he only wants the best for everyone
>>39387829Bullshit, it was a bullshit reason because he's a bullshit character.
>>39387803I fear that we could get somewhere close.> Previously Quincy, retains some powers and skills.> Shinigami stuff> Future Hollowfication?
>>39387877Dear god i hope not.....
>>39387793But what if Tenkotsuki noticed it? It effects the five senses but...>Since when were you under the impression Riku only has five senses?Reading her name's meaning again, maybe her bankai is a literal possession?
>>39387776>>39387803One snowflake is too many. Two could be catastrophic. Or brilliant.Do I need to pull out the snowflake->snowball->avalanche thing again?>>39387829>logicalDo you know where you are?
>>39387658"Cast one of your own spells," Tenkotsuki explains, "and I can enhance it with my own magic. The results may not always be what you expect, and may be different every time, but will often be as powerful as they are unexpected."You smile to yourself. "That's quite a trick. If I don't know what I'm expecting, sure as hell nobody else will either."Tenkotsuki laughs, quickly unfolding her little fan to cover her mouth. You have to admit, she's growing on you in a way. Now that you can understand a little more about who and what she is, how could she not?"My Bankai, then," she resumes speaking after her laughter subsides. "What could it possibly do?""Given what you've told me," you guess, after having thought it over a while, "I'd have to say you hate it because of what you are: my pride.""Please go on."With a nod, you continue. "Our Shikai maximizes my ability to cast powerful spells without hindering my other abilities... because we don't like to lose. I'm guessing our Bankai does the opposite, which is why it hurts your pride to use it.""Am I wrong?"After a few moments, Tenkotsuki shuts her eyes with a sigh. "There are two ways to use spiritual energy: internally, to enhance your speed, strength, and resilience, and externally. This includes kidō and similar techniques, as well as most reiatsu-based attacks.""My Bankai negates such external uses of spiritual energy within a certain radius, by you or by your opponent. It is a last-ditch technique for when you face something which possesses greater spiritual power than yourself... and it directly opposes my desire to see you win through our combined strength.">Shocked write-in response?>When can I learn it?>Is it really that much of a double-edged sword? What if I can't beat that opponent with my other strengths?>Other?
>>39387877I'd rather notBeside, Ichigo is actually half quincy. Riku is a shinigami who remembers how to use quincy techniques.
>>39387906There's a chart. I can put it up if you want.
>>39387902Our sixth sense is basically a spidey sense
>>39387906Avalanche? Sounds fun. Let's make it our goal to our sue Ichigo and out edge Aizen
>>39387935not a spidey sense, it's our street rat savvy sense.
>>39387732>>39387920Ha, called it.
>>39387927Put up the chart please man
>>39387920"Deadly, cowardly, a good way to severely cripple a superior foe and ruin them while they're reeling. But...I agree. However, professional pride trumps personal pride; if there's no other way to complete the mission..."
>>39387946Leave and stay leave
>>39387877I'll say it now, you will never be part quincy, part shinigami, part hollow. For one thing, all your "quincy" techniques are simply based on echoes from your past life. You can't gather energy the same way a quincy can, because you're fundamentally not a quincy. And the techniques you CAN use are things that even most quincy were usually taught, meaning pretty much anyone with spiritual power can learn them.
>>39387920Gotta be honest, that sounds like something that shouldn't really see any use. Anything stronger than Riku would still be stronger than Riku, and she would be disabling her wildcard shikai powers in exchange.
>>39387920>>When can I learn it?
>>39387920>>When can I learn it?I'm pretty sure we have pseudo-Blut.I like this Bankai.>>39387963Does that mean we're Ratwoman?
>>39387803>>39387829Ichigo's Quincy powers were Posing as a Zanpakto until he got beaten the shit out of him by mr. Bananakai, then Ichigo decided to hollowify, The quicy powers then decided to team up with the hollow to become/ pose as his zanpakto. He was so strong because he was cheating and he didn't even know.
>>39387979....D-does that mean no Ransōtengai..? ;_;
>>39387920So we become a walking null-magic field? Sounds cool
>>39387920>My Bankai negates such external uses of spiritual energy within a certain radius, by you or by your opponentThat's pretty broken, even if cancels our own powers. Could be a good idea vs other magic users, but against full-phisical types...still, everything and everyone here uses spiritual energy, so who knows where is the limit
>>39387920so it basically negates all spiritual abilities and turns a huge magic powered showdown into a simple sword fight, no magic allowed.our bankai is a antimagic field... the fighter's dreamand it bothers Tenkotsuki because it removes her ability to fight alongside us since all her powers use magic shenanigans
>>39387920>Shocked write-in response?Show me your butt>When can I learn it?
>>39388017Does that rely on gathering energy?Probably.
>>39387920"So you're telling me that your Bankai can completely suppress external uses of spiritual power, so you can effectively eliminate an opponent's Kido and Bankai? What does that mean when facing someone like Kisuke who's internal spiritual energy and skill is, for the moment, greater than our own?"Speaking of that we need to bully Kiske into training with us again and spilling the beans on the blood work he did.
So basically, We need to train our swordfighting skills without ANY kind of Spiritual enhancement.We could ask a lieutanent for help posing as training for the real world. We'll be getting slapped with that power seal anyway next time we have a trip.
>>39387920> "As much as I hate cancelling out our powers in exchange for cancelling out our opponents, if it comes down between a good ol' fist fight or getting curbstomped, I'll pick the fist fight.
>>39387979Glad to hear that. Mixing too many things can lead to total bullshit and asspulls. "Oh, you defeated/canceled my Shinigami power...but now you will face my Quincy side", no thanks.
>>39388029>sword fightI'm not so sure about that.Her bankai might make her not usable in a fight, so it would be fists against sword.
>>39388017I haven't ruled that out yet: the problem is it's an incredibly rare technique, so even if I eventually decide that it's something a Shinigami could replicate with training you'd have to find a trainer. And then convince them you're not gonna kill them and run experiments on them.Which is a tough sell.
>>39388029Well, we know Kenny wont give a single fuck about it, but how will it affect the Old Man?He'd still kick our ass, sure, he's 100% pure badass, but will his flames abate?
>>39388007However if we used it when say Aizen was surrounded by Captain Class bad asses like Old Man Genocide he'd be fucked (though still stupidly dangerous and strong).
>>39388087Yeah he's strong, but he can't take on Yamamoto on a level playing field, especially if Yamamoto has backup.
>>39388087>Mfw it cancels out Negación when Aizen's trying to escape.....Oh god this is a amazing bankai
>>39388085I think his flames would abate and he'd have to resort to kicking or ass with Kendo or his bad ass hand to hand techniques. I want to learn that shit so bad, especially if we need to be ready to fight without our sword during bankai.
>>39388087oh jeeze i just realized just how much of an anti Aizen our bankai is.it woud negate his broken hypnotism shikai and take away his pro tier kido skills.Aizen is stupidly powerful but he shouldn't be able to out sword someone like kenpachi
>>39388155When Old Man Genocide fought the retard Aizen created only for that, he lost all the flame thing, and still kicked asses.
Soooooo we gonna meet Soi fon in this session...?
we should probably keep this bankai an absolute secret, you know before someone assasinates us because of it
Why are people thinking of fighting Aizen? He's the good guy in the end.
>>39388140If it can cancel Negacion it's is truly something not to be fucked with. Even old man genocide had to sit back and go "Welp." when that shit was busted out. I kind of doubt we'll be there for that but if we are, shit could get crazy.
Is Grimmjow still dead?
>>39388164The power of the Hougyouku will probably trump our bankai, unfortunately.
>>39388188Get out Aizen sympathizer!
>>39388155Yeah. It wouldn't surprise me if his techniques were as good as the specialized things some of the captains use.
>>39388184Yeah, his unarmed fighting was brutal. >>39388186Absolutely. Hell we should keep most of what our Shikai does secret too.
>>39388157I wonder how good of a physical fighter Aizen is... in good 'ol fisticuffs. I bet he's a shitty at fisticuffs.
>>39388213>implying someone who served tea without being asked to could be truly evil
>>39388211Of course! Nothing is better than Best Orb!
> Shikai: can cancel ilussions.> Bankai: cancels ANY Kido.Yes, we are, as >>39388157, said, Anti-AizenWe only need to focus in upgrading hand-to-hand and swordfighting, and no more keikaku
>>39388186This is probably wise.>update and time skip incoming, prepare yourselves
>>39388236>inb4 he studied Yoruichi's style and adapted his own from it
>>39388208Is there anything in canon that can win over Negacion? I have only seen it once, everybody said that it was fucking indestructible, and it was only a plot device to allow Aizen & Co to escape.
>>39388236Bare-handed blade block, with a finger.IIRC, he's supposedly not far short of Old Man Genocide in terms of raw spiritual power.
>>39388249Really hope that includes training with Harribel in that timeskip......
>>39388243It's anti *part* of Aizen: that shikai is a bit tricky to use if you don't notice the illusion, and the Bankai has some potentially serious drawbacks. Also, Aizen's bullshit is maximum.
>>39388243It seems like we have a lot going for us, but counter balancing that is the need to be good at ALL THE THINGS. Ichigo was able to monofocus on Sword gud and improving his raw spiritual power. We need to master Kido, be damn good with a sword (to make use of our surprise kido) and master unarmed combat (to maximize our combat ability during Bankai).>>39388287To my knowledge it was as you describe it. If there was something that could it was a Shihoin artifact or best sphere.
Just leave evil Austin Powers to the Strawberry
>>39388219There hasn't been a shinigami stronger than him in a thousand years. Ichigo and Aizen may have surpassed him, but that's just because they reached a point where they can no longer be called shinigami.
>>39388306that's cuz he poured his spiritual power into that one finger just to bullshit everyone and show how fucking edgy he was.
>>39388333Riku still has to need with his bullshit until then.I'm pretty sure the Hollow who could hid itself is one of its work.
>>39388367*to deal with*one of his work
>>39388315Yeah, we'd need to be able to beat him in a straight up fight to be fully anti-Aizen, and that's a tall order in itself. I think the only ones capable of that right now are maybe Unohana and the old man. I'm not sure where Isshin, Kiske and Yoruichi fall since he had already started transforming by the time they really started fighting him iirc.
>>39388249“Can it counter another Bankai?” you wonder aloud. Uncharacteristically, Tenkotsuki shrugs. “I am unsure. I suppose it would depend on whether that Bankai is primarily physical or not. It may counter some outright, reduce the effectiveness of others, or be useless against purely physical types. You will need to use your discretion.”You nod in agreement. “And an opponent whose physical strength is too great to overcome?”“Then you would need to use Shikai to defeat them, or else learn a way to enhance your physical abilities to match,” she replies. “Though how you do that is your affair, I'm afraid I cannot teach you.”“When can I start learning?”“You know the principles,” she insists, “so I will teach you my Shikai abilities a few at a time, and gradually you will strengthen your ties with me. When the time comes that you can summon me into the outside world and defeat me, you will have earned the right to use our Bankai.”“I will not make it easy, for I want to ensure you are strong enough and capable enough to use it without getting us both killed. Do you understand?”“I do,” you bow gently. “Thanks for being honest with me.”“You are my wielder. It will not do to have you so poorly-informed about me and the capabilities I can lend you.”>TIME FOR THE TIMESKIP: PICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING>Zanjutsu, including how to sword and use Tenkotsuki's abilities>Hand to hand, including advanced techniques>Kidō, with techniques reaching into the low 80's range>Balanced: a little of each, but not as much as any of the above>Your time and energy will be split according to the number of votes each option receives. If “Balanced” wins, it takes precedence.
>>39388236He's one of the best at fisticuffs. Like one of the reasons he decided to pull his shit when he did was because he had reached his limits as a shinigami, had already maxed out all his stats. Make no mistake, one-on-one, or even three-on-one if one of those three isn't an A-lister, Aizen will still trounce us. Though we don't know that.>>39388312Hollows don't train, Their best bet is to expose as little energy as possible except to eat.
>>39388394>Zanjutsu, including how to sword and use Tenkotsuki's abilitiesswording is part of being a soul reapergit gud childe
>>39388394>>Balanced: a little of each, but not as much as any of the above
>>39388394>Hand to hand, including advanced techniquesBalanced is rigged. Everyone pick an option.
>>39388394>>Zanjutsu, including how to sword and use Tenkotsuki's abilities
>>39388394>Zanjutsu, including how to sword and use Tenkotsuki's abilities
>>39388394>Hand to hand, including advanced techniques
>>39388394>Hand to hand, including advanced techniquesWe go Full fisticuffs.
>>39388333>evil Austin Powers...fuck you. Now I'm going to have to imagine all his lines in the voice of Mike Myers.It was so much easier to take him seriously as Dean Cain.>>39388394>>Hand to hand, including advanced techniques
>>39388394>Hand to hand, including advanced techniquesEventually we'll be able to beat up Kisuke, then comes getting good enough to take on Yoruichi.
>>39388394>Kidō, with techniques reaching into the low 80's range
>>39388315> Keikaku master of the Universe.> Great hand-to-hand and sword fighting.> Better Kido than the Kido Corps boss.> Uber-broken Shikai (not even Bankai) with never-ending, anything-possible ilussions.> Grabs Bankais with his bare hands.> Similar raw power to Old Man Genocide.> I'm sure he is better at healing than Unohana, just doesn't use it because lol, can't touch this.> Bitching hair style.I'm sure I'm still forgeting something...and people calling Ichigo Mary Sue over him.
>>39388394>>Kidō, with techniques reaching into the low 80's range
>>39388394>>Balanced: a little of each, but not as much as any of the aboveI know /tg/ prefers to focus on one area but I honestly think we need to be good at everything.
>>39388394>Kidō, with techniques reaching into the low 80's rangeWe are no where near bankai yet. We should focus on how best to use our shikai for now.
>>39388468Actually /tg/ often jack of all trades themselves into uselessness.
>>39388453You're forgetting THE CHAIR.Even when he loses, he wins.
>>39388453>> Bitching hair style.
>>39388453>I'm sure I'm still forgeting somethingExcellent taste in tea and upholstery?
>>39388429since when were you under the impression that I make you randy baby
>>39388495Of course, that incredible chair. Did he take with him when he left to Huehuehueco Mundo, or he found it later? And where, Hollow Ikea?
>>39388515God dammit, now I can only read it in his voice.
>>39388394>Zanjutsu, including how to sword and use Tenkotsuki's abilitiesI really don't understand why you anon's are voting for kido when she just explained that bankai.....
>>39388490Yeah I remember in HQR the QM had to actually tell us what the character's specialty is. ...Unfortunately it's pretty much the worst specialty to have from an entertainment perspective, since the Blitzkrieg Assault style means that if it goes well, fights end really quickly, before the enemy has a chance to show off their trump cards, and our allies are largely incapable of meaningful contribution.
>>39388394>Kidō, with techniques reaching into the low 80s range
So when a Quincygami dies what happens?
>>39388563Becaue we're not gonna learn the bankai until we've mastered our shikai?
>>39388563Because don't want to have to use that bankai often. We'll be using our Shikai a whole lot more than our Bankai and it's abilities combined with Kido are pretty deliciously unfair.
>>39388578they are killed
>>39388578The Hollows win.
I haven't been around Bleach in a while, so can someone tell me who is dead and how Aizen is back?
>>39388495I hate to say it, Lets have the last laugh by destroying that couch. It may sound cruel, but it's a sacrifice whose worth iss equivalent to getting away with trolling Aizen..
>>39388578Bad End, Game OverNo idea, NotReallyZangetsuIt McConfusingAsHell gets an indigestion?
>>39388609your waifu died from cancer of the moe
>>39388563Because we don't want to have to rely on that.It would really fuck us over if we came up against somebody who is raw brute force, because they would just overpower us, and kido mastery greatly increases the power of the shikai which could potentially serve as a saving grace against such a foe.
>>39388609You miss the Arc where Ichigo get's NTR'd by the new bad guy who can re-write memories?
>>39388619>Implying The Couch can be beaten
If we go Zanjutsu I hope we end up interacting with some of the guys from 11th squad. For some reason I think Riku would fit right in aside from using Kido.
>>39388648Yep. >>39388630Shit, and she was so Moe>>39388628All according to plan.
Hopefully just cause we focus heavily on zanjutsu doesn't mean we almost entirely neglect everything else.The way it read made it sound like where the votes are placed is where training goes, and nearly unanimous zwording seems like we're forgetting about other stuff.
You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!
So by my count it's Zanjutsu by a fair lead, then Kidō and then Hakuda by a hair. >writing
>>39388711I hope we train with her in the timeskip....Would be nice to see the other half of life y'know?
>>39388665Now that you've showed me the pic......I have an idea that's better:We graffiti the couch with so much dirt, coffee, chocolate, and tomato sauce and enchant it with kido that the stains will NEVER BE REMOVED nor be illusion-ed away.
>>39388766>not stealing his swag couch
>>39388726Seems like a stretch>"Hey guys, going out for a bit, dont worry." Frequently going to the land of Huehue.Yeah, they'd probably notice and run us out.
>>39388715Hakuda means hand to hand combat right?
>>39388715Someone get me the % break down. I loooove me some some % breakdowns.
>>39388394Have we ever asked Tenkotsuki what she thinks about Rosa Rosette?
>>39388875But we are Rosa.. we've just been mind blanked by the Shigigami and made into a powerful ally.
>>39388946No we got killed and reincarnated here.....Specifically killed by Yoruichi there was kinda a whole portion of a thread for it y'know?
>>39388946Yeah, I meant more that what does she think of the woman we've used to be?
>>39388857Vote was 13-6-9-3So roughly 41.9% zanjutsu, 19.4% hakuda, 29% kido, 9.7% balance. Very roughly.
>>39388958Ssuuuure "reincarnated." We're just a cog in the Kubo anon.
>>39389015>inb4 Aizen killed us and performed science on us and used his zanpakto to make us and Yoruichi and everyone else think she killed us
>>393883941863. It's been several decades since you made Lieutenant. Missions have come and gone with the flow of time, and things around you have changed a bit.For one thing, you've learned how to use six out of your eight Shikai techniques, with Tenkotsuki having walked you through the first three techniques in each “category”. Only the most powerful two remain elusive and difficult to coordinate, but it shouldn't take long. You've also learned a few new spells, with your most powerful bakudō being #63 and your most powerful hadō being the Raikōhō. In terms of unarmed combat, you've lagged a little. Yoruichi's taught you Tesshō, which is a trick for slamming an enemy's head into the ground to disorient them, and the Takigoi, which eschews offense to trap your opponent's limbs and set up a powerful counterattack. Your raw power has also increased with your spiritual pressure, which means at least you hit harder now than you used to.Then there are the reports from the living world: more Hollows here and there are cropping up which can apparently hide their presence, and the political situation has taken a turn for the worst. More people will be dying, and that means Hollows will be crawling out of the woodwork to feed on the souls of the dead and dying.On another somber note, more members of the Fēng family have been killed. Yoruichi's not happy about it at all, and a part of her clearly blames herself for sending them to their deaths. You've tried to remind her that it's not her fault, and though she already knows as much it doesn't mean she hasn't taken it hard anyway. The only bright side is that she's taken the last surviving child of that family under her wing: young Suì Fēng, who you met once, is improving slowly but surely under Yoruichi's guidance. She seems a bit exasperated at the girl's constant reverence towards her, however. Honestly, it borders on the fanatical. (1/2)
>>39389015>We're just a cog in the Kubo anon.I am the donutman.Kubo kuju.
>>39389053>Honestly, it borders on the fanatical.No shit.
>>39389053"Japan is on the edge of a revolution," Yoruichi explains to her assembled subordinates, with you, Kisuke, and the other two Commanders standing behind her. "Revolutions mean warfare, warfare means death, death means Hollow activity.""Your orders are to go to the living world, and carefully watch developments there as they unfold. Help us give intel to the Thirteen Divisions that will accurately predict the greatest incursions and repel them."She then divides your units up into smaller groups, ordering them to each major city where revolutionary activity is predicted. When she finally faces you and a group of twenty or so Onmitsu, she nods thoughtfully."You'll be taking Kyoto, Lieutenant," she tells you. "The murder capital of Japan right now, where bands of ronin wander in broad daylight unopposed. I'll be counting on you.">Ask for clarification on some point?>Ask her some other question?>Deploy your men?
>>39389191>Deploy your men?"Will do, Captain."
>>39389191>Deploy your men?kick hollow find out which battles are the ones people are dying to get intosounds simple enough
>>39389191>>Deploy your men?
>>39389191>Deploy your men?
>>39389191>>Ask her some other question?How many factions are active in the world of the living?>Deploy your men?
>>39389191What should we do If humans were to attack us?A spiritually sensitive Ronin or a Quincy survivor might try.
>>39389191>Is the entire 2nd going out Captain?
>>39389308bop them on the head
>>39389308kill 'emits what Captain Genocide would do
>>39389308a troll idea: roll to seduce.On the scale of physical attractiveness, what's Riku's number and primary asset that makes her sexy?
>>39389308I'm more worried about the possibility of us seeing a gun and having Rosa's memories start to come back
>>39389345no titsno assno hope
>>39389345>primary assetIt's obviously our abs anon!
>>39389345Not sure about the first.On the second, I'm guessing legs.
>>39389345Based on the character she's based off of i'd say she's definitely a 8/9.5 and as this anon said>>39389381
>>39389347>seeing a gunYou mean the thing that didn't exist when Rosa was alive?Guns weren't a thing until late 1700's I thought. Unless you were in china, but Rosa was not.
>>39389433Annnd i forgot the pic.....
>>39389308Remind them that SPIRITS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU!
>>39389447Firearms were introduced to Japan in the 13th century, but saw little use. European firearms were introduced in 1543
>>39389488He hasn't even been born yet, so we don't have to worry about his ridiculous slow-moving bullshit projectile thing.
>>39389347Still can't believe the people that voted to think the smell was nostalgic. Either because they actually thought it would be good or because they like suffering.
>>39389525But we could totally start his family on the path.
>>39389542I was hoping for delicious food.
>>39389542Suffering a best
>>39389542I like violence prone characters
>>39389522Shit, am I thinking of platemail again? That's not right either. Fuck.Well, I'm off to study up on history again to remember what I am forgetting.
>>39389542I was the only one who voted to say it smelled awful but I ain't even mad
>>39389347I bet we can relearn how to quincy. Cue spirit gun-fu with sword spells.
>>39389191"And what should we do if a human attacks us?" you ask warily. Your Captain looks at you strangely, as if for a moment she's torn between saying what she wants to say and what she has to say."The mission comes first," she decides after that split second passes. "I'd prefer no human casualties at all, but I trust your judgment if it ever becomes necessary."You nod quietly, before leading your squad to the main "official" Senkaimon to the human world.Kyoto this time of year is quite pretty: the streets are full of people, many of whom are coming here for the festival season. But you can tell something just below the surface is wrong: people here and there discuss recent murders of high-profile civilians, and you hear whispers of "Wolves" with swords patrolling the streets. One of your subordinates, whose name you can't possibly know, bows in front of you."Awaiting your word, ma'am. Where shall we focus our efforts?"Nobody here can see you right now aside from your fellow Shinigami, of course. You could have them sneak around and keep their ears open, or send them to specific places where they're more likely to overhear crucial details of recent disturbances. You could also make a daring move and request to use gigais, or false bodies, to interact with the humans directly.>Have your team fan out, gather intel passively>Have your team check the local inns: even samurai have to sleep some time.>Have your team swap into physical bodies, and gather information in restaurants and tea houses.>Use a gigai of your own, you want to check something out (what?)>Other
>>39389580Why in the world would you think that our reaction would determine what the actual outcome was, and not merely our response to an existing phenomenon?
>>39389615do you mean fullplate
>>39389635>Have your team fan out, gather intel passively>Use own Figaro.
>>39389542Each of those options were justified by Rosa's background, we just wound up choosing the Blood for the Blood god option first. Beisdes the more different Riku is to her past self the more interesting it is to discover those differences.
>>39389635>Have your team fan out, gather intel passivelyjust eaves drop, ghost stories and rumors spread wildly
>>39389635>Have your team check the local inns: even samurai have to sleep some time.
>>39389658I hate mobile sometimes. Duck autocorrect
>>39389635>"Wolves" with swords patrolling the streets....Saitō Hajime?
>>39389635>Have your team fan out, gather intel passively>Use a gigai of your own, you want to check something out at the inns.
>>39389635So our goal is to monitor people to see where a lot of bloodshed is going to happen, so we can have Shinigami waiting in those areas to deal with the hollows who will descend like vultures on the killing field?It feels like minimizing the death toll would be a lot easier, but rules are rules I guess.
>>39389635>Have your team fan out, gather intel passively
>>39389656Yeah, dunno why I said platemail.Let's play "See how hard anon can fuck up", I bet I'll win!
>>39389635>Have your team fan out, gather intel passively>Use a gigai of your own, you want to check something out (what?)Tea houses and restaurants.>>39389641I know nothing of heucomundo. For all I knew good food could be a thing.
>>39389635>>Have your team fan out, gather intel passively>Use a gigai of your own, you want to check something out (The wolves of mibu)
>>39389631QM already said we can't use most of the Quincy stuff.See >>39387979
>>39389683>>39389635...It is that time in history isn't it? If we see a red haired man with a cross shaped scar I will laugh so hard.
>>39389635>>Have your team fan out, gather intel passively>>Have your team check the local inns: even samurai have to sleep some time.Send maybe four or five to key areas, with the rest spread out.
>>39389635>"Wolves" with swords patrolling the streets.can we find a wolf hollow who uses a sword in it's mouth?
>>39389726It'd be back when he's the Manslayer, though, right?
>>39389683Among other killers, yes. And no, this isn't going to be a crossover: it'll be as true to the Bakumatsu as possible with ghosts being a thing.
>>39389635>Have your team check the local inns: even samurai have to sleep some time.>Use a gigai of your own, you want to check something out Talk to a noble or city leader directly
>>39389751>We find the Battosai is followed by a small legion of hollows.>>39389759I figured as much but its still fun to muse about.
>>39389759Did we get around to reading those books during the timeskip?
>>39389746No making Sif into a hollow. Bad anon. He's a good puppy.
>>39389773>We find the Battosai is followed by a small legion of hollows.We hear one of them saying to the other you're making him the boss when he goes hollow. He clearly has got this killing thing down to an art.
>>39389815What is a battosai?
Would putting out a standing order to "Konso" any lingering spirits be a good idea? Or do we actually want Hollows to eat some of the souls lingering around to avoid having to cull civilians in Rukongai?
>>39389759Awwww. Though honestly by bleach standards the Battosai would be an amusing cameo. No matter how good a swordsman he is, he just can't get through our spiritual defenses to actually inflict damage. I kinda hope to meet Kawakami Gensai though
>>39389847 people cutterbasically an assassin
>>39389635>Have your team check the local inns: even samurai have to sleep some time.Also check bath houses.
>>39389847A reference to Rurouni Kenshin, the main character was an assassin during this period called Battosai the man slayer.
>>39389847http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Battousai>1. Master of drawing the sword, roughly translated.
>>39389870I think that'd still make culling necessary because not only does the intake of souls have to match the export, Hueco Mundo and the Soul Society have to have roughly equal amounts of souls in them. That's why Mayuri had to get his genocide on.
>>39389847>What is a battosai?...I feel old now.Rurouni Kenshin. Go read it - it's only 28 volumes, you'll be done in no time.
>>39389943It seems like the afterlife wasn't very well thought out by whoever set it up.
>>39389982Which is why shinigami exist, to keep it all in balance.
>>39389982The Kubo has a plan. It probably doesn't make much sense, but it exists.
>>39390055Are you sure?
>>39389635You request a gigai, which is promptly delivered with Yoruichi's compliments. It looks enough like you that it shouldn't feel weird, but you can expect it to be slower and weaker than your real body. Meanwhile, your team fans out through the city to search on their own. They are to report back to this spot when they learn more.In your short time here, however, you've heard something interesting: a group of swordsmen in the service of the Shogun known as the “Wolves of Mibu”, who are rumored to be very strong. Officially called the Shinsengumi, their role is to patrol the pleasure and business districts of Kyoto as opposed to the group of swordsmen ordered to protect the royal palace. You figure of the two, following the Shinsengumi will prove more fruitful.The unit you're looking for is based in a small suburb of Kyoto, in an unremarkable building. Stepping inside reveals a number of armed men of varying descriptions, all sharing similar clothing. Dressed as a normal civilian, they have no way of knowing who or what you are, so your appearance seems to throw them off.“Is there something we can help you with, miss?” a rather boyish looking young man with a black ponytail greets you. He even bows ever so slightly, though you note that his left hand has tightened around the sheath of his sword, covertly freeing it so that it may be drawn at any instant. “Are you perhaps lost, or have you some manner of business?”He then turns to one of his companions. “Susumu!” he barks. “We have a visitor! Bring her some tea immediately!”“My deepest apologies, miss,” he bows again. “I am Okita, instructor in the Tennen Rishin Ryu. Care to take a seat?”>Pretend you're a street tough here to join the Shinsengumi.>Pretend you're a samurai's daughter: you want to learn swordsmanship.>You wanted to see the rumored “Shinsengumi” for yourself.>Comment that Okita seems prepared to kill an unarmed woman.>Other?
>>39389982Which is why you use artificial souls as ballast. produce a couple million souls in small pill form and shuttle them between hueco, SS and earth to even out temporary shifts in soul population
>>39390090>Comment that Okita seems prepared to kill an unarmed woman.
>>39390090>You wanted to see the rumored “Shinsengumi” for yourself.>Comment that Okita seems prepared to kill an unarmed woman.
>>39390090>You wanted to see the rumored "Shinsengumi" yourself. You seem a fully prepared to kill an unarmed woman.
>>39390090>You wanted to see the rumored “Shinsengumi” for yourself.>Comment that Okita seems prepared to kill an unarmed woman."My, am I an evil that needs to be slain immediately?"
>>39390090>Comment that Okita seems prepared to kill an unarmed woman.This is definite>You wanted to see the rumored “Shinsengumi” for yourself.As biased the results that we'll get, this is probably the best way to getting the truth.The other two options will have the difficulty of the gender barrier. Unless we want to look like a Yamato Nadeshiko?
>>39390066I can feel it. In pic related.Also, there's too much twisted sense in things for Kubo not to have planned at least a basis. I keep thinking there's going to be something innocuous that makes us go, 'oh, so that's why it's like that.'Probably followed by 'that's stupid, what kind of troll logic is that'>>39390090>>You wanted to see the rumored “Shinsengumi” for yourself.>>Comment that Okita seems prepared to kill an unarmed woman.
>>39390242I'm not sure we're familiar enough with the customs of the era to really work around the gender and class barriers. We should let them make their own conclusions then play off those I think.We could always play up our street rat past if we have no other option, though how much that would benefit us I'm unsure.
>>39390256I think the first explanation he ever gave was the only thought he gave on it until his manga became popular and then suddenly he had to work from there. He didn't have many options left over there.
>>39390090>You wanted to see the rumored “Shinsengumi” for yourself.>Comment that Okita seems prepared to kill an unarmed woman."So far you don't disappoint."
>>39390101Would this even work?
>>39390090“And if I don't comply,” you muse quietly, “do you plan to craw your sword? That's what you're preparing to do, no? I'd heard the Shinsengumi were quite fierce, but to see it for myself is something else.”“Ah, so you noticed!” Okita smiles, waving at his junior to hurry up and hand you the tea. “My bad. But if you're one of us you get used to such precautions, you see! Nothing personal?”One of the other men nods thoughtfully to himself, looking you over with gloomy, narrow eyes. “She has a good eye, and looks like she has a strong arm. Unusual.”“You say you are here to see us for yourself?” a heavily-muscled man with a coat of mail and a helm asks. “Very well then. You may observe, then you will account for your presence here or face arrest.”“Okita! Matsubara!” he barks. The man who greeted you and a second man come to attention. “Give her a showing of your skills.The two Shinsengumi bow, before grabbing a pair of sword-like wooden implements from a wall. The gloomy looking man watches you carefully before making a comment.“You look as if you have never seen a shinai before,” he frowns. “I am Saitō. Who might you be?”“Kusajishi Riku. And no... I've never used a shinai, or whatever that is.”Saitō nods. “That implies you have used a sword, perhaps? No matter. I will learn the truth, in time.”(1/2)
>>39390523>That feel when you can't wait for the people around you to die so you can work with them in the future.
>>39390523>"I will learn the truth in time."Ok, we're definitely need to send his soul on when he dies.>>39390508It'd be worth a shot, way less effort overall than having to worry about petty warlords every half-century
>>39390523>craw your swordQueen, pls.
>>39390523Okita and Matsubara, meanwhile, begin a demonstration match. The former seems to be the better swordsman, while the latter seems to be positioning himself to try and tackle his opponent. Both, however, move much more swiftly than it seems possible, probably due to the way they hold their blades: they focus on the opponent's center line, always returning there after their blades cross. Often after a failed slash they immediately press with a thrust with their blade parallel to the ground, refusing to let up on each other for an instant. Each step is carefully calculated to push their respective target away from their blind side, so that the blade is always between wielder and opponent. It's technically superb work, but eventually Okita's technique wins out.The man who seems to be in charge nods. “Very good, Okita. Matsubara.”“Now then, I watched your eyes, miss Kusajishi,” he tells you. “I take it you have some experience, given that you knew exactly where to look when following my students?”“Would you like to test yourself, perhaps?”>Okita. His sword technique was excellent.>Matsubara, but without swords. His strength seems to be with his empty hands.>You'll pass, for now.>Other?
>>39390604Too concerned with accurately representing Tennen Rishin Ryu and spelling people's names right.
>>39390608>You'll pass, for nowWe aren't used to this body, and it is better t hold our hand unless pressed.
>>39390608>Okita. His sword technique was excellent.
>>39390608>>Okita. His sword technique was excellent.We can always use the practice, and as the gigai is restricting our strength, this is great practice for when we have to fight someone stronger than us
>>39390608>Matsubara, but without swords. His strength seems to be with his empty hands.Lets work out the kinks of this gigai by getting physical.
>>39390608>>You'll pass, for now.Keep our cards close until we have reason to show them.
>>39390608>Okita. His sword technique was excellent."For a bitch boy."
>>39390608>Matsubara, but without swords. His strength seems to be with his empty hands.Passing is tempting as well. Dont want to waste too much time when we inevitably get arrested.
>>39390608>Other?The one in charge. He wants to get our measure anyway right? What quicker way for a swordsman than the direct method? If not that>>Okita. His sword technique was excellent.Though we could certainly use the work on our unarmed technique.
>>39390608>Other?"I prefer the Kodachi. If you have one lying around, I'll gladly test myself, but I seem to have lost mine."
>>39390608>>Okita. His sword technique was excellent.
>Okita. His sword technique was excellent.Oh look, Gigai sword training. Isn't that perfect training for when we finally Aquire our bankai...
>>39390608>>39390695This. Okita, but use a kodachi if possible.
>>39390608Hm, since we're in a gigai and we're pretending to be human, we can't use most of our superhuman attributes. I'd say hand-to-hand combat might be a bad idea due to Matsubara having greater reach. Though on the other hand, making a strong showing though ultimately losing might be a tactically wise move, though Tenkotsuki would object.
>>39390752>>39390695Aren't Kodachi's rare as fuck?
>>39390608“Mister Okita,” you reply, and the Shinsengumi in question bows politely, shinai held low in front of him. “His technique would be a good test of my own.”The man nods thoughtfully. “Don't come to regret that choice, Miss Kusajishi. Okita is the finest student of Tennen Rishin Ryu.”You grab the shortest shinai off the wall you can find and test its weight: it's a little like a real sword, but not quite. There shouldn't be a problem with that at all, though it's not the exact length you're now used to. As you stand across from your new opponent, he smiles warmly.“Don't hold out on me now, miss,” he taunts. “I want to see what you can do with that short shinai.”>Fight defensively at first, get a feel for him.>Go on the offense, focus on your bladework.>Go all out, mix in kicks, punches, etc. like you're used to.>Other?
>>39390848>Go on the offence, focus on bladework>Tactically get beaten, but make him work hard for it.
>>39390848>Go all out, mix in kicks, punches, etc. like you're used to.
>>39390830No idea, I've never been to the moon. No harm in checking anyway.
>>39390848>Fight defensively at first, get a feel for him.This seems like the best way to learn something.
>>39390848>Fight defensively at first, get a feel for him.
>>39390848>Fight defensively at first, get a feel for him.>>39390887Pretty sure King had said something to that extent when we got it. Or anons who know of moon weaponry.
>>39390848>>Go on the offense, focus on your bladework.The best defense is killing the other guy.
>>39390848>Go on the offense, focus on your bladework.
>>39390848>Fight defensively at first, get a feel for him.Let's see how we stack up first.
>>39390848>Fight defensively at first, get a feel for him.And a feel for our body.
>>39390848>>Fight defensively at first, get a feel for him.
>>39390962which kind of feeling? the intimate feel or the workout feel? but the bigger question: can you feel it? Miss Riku? Are you really feeling it?
>>39390848>Other?>Go on the offense, mix in wrist holds/grapples.Seems to me like their style is focused on putting some immediate distance. The difference in reach also adds to Okita's favor then.
>>39391001>can you feel it? Miss Riku? Are you really feeling it?Oh god i remember that,feel like an old fucking man now.10 points to you good anon!
So, question, does our Hirenkyaku work even in our Gigai since it's Quincy like?
>>39391001Nah man it's the 1800s, it's still>Art thao feeling it now, Miss Riku
>>39391045Who knows. I mean a gigai can restrain a captain level soul reaper if it catches him by surprise.
3d10 for staying in the game: DC is 7.
Rolled 2, 10, 3 = 15 (3d10)>>39391107oh dear.
Rolled 9, 3, 10 = 22 (3d10)>>39391107
Rolled 5, 3, 3 = 11 (3d10)>>39391107
>>39391114Good job anon.
Rolled 7, 10, 10 = 27 (3d10)>>39391107
>>39391114noice.>>39391135Why weren't you here earlier!?
>>39391135Just outside. Tg dice never change huh? Prolly cuase Queen didn't say this was gonna be hard ya know?
>>39391135If only you were 44 seconds earlier.
Does anyone else find it funny that our fighting style is very similar to Shinomori Aoshi's initial style?
>>39391173>Ya know?Gin... is that you?
>>39391107You wait for Okita to make the first move, which almost turns out to be a mistake.A quick downward slash nearly catches you in the face before you step backwards. The young swordsman replaces with a flat thrust and you use your short little shinai to parry it. You look for an opening but don't find it, as Okita turns to keep his blade on you even as he retracts after the failed thrust. Though his attacks are ferocious, he's still grinning at you.“Surprised you parried that,” he comments as he circles to one side of you. “Seems you have some skill.”You smile back. “Thanks for that.”A trio of quick slashes come at you next, which you manage to either sidestep or parry, but you feel yourself being pushed by the constant onslaught from Okita's weapon. You can definitely see how he got a reputation in the Shinsengumi, who are all supposedly strong fighters.Then comes another flat thrust, which bends fluidly into a slash as you try to sidestep it. His shinai collides with your own as he steps in, pushing you off balance. Despite the fact that you hadn't intended it, you lash out with your left fist to knock the hilt of his sword, which prevents him from landing a blow.“What's this?” Okita muses thoughtfully. “And here I could have sworn I asked you to show me everything you had. You're not being very cooperative here, Miss Kusajishi.”>Continue observing his style.>Attack him with your usual technique. He DID ask for it.>Attack him, but hold off on the punches.>Only punch as a surprise maneuver. >Other?
>>39391396>Attack him with your usual technique. He DID ask for it.
>>39391396>Attack him, but hold off on the punches.
>>39391387Ye no who's this Gin fellow? Sounds like a nice chap. Probably likes tea. And blondes.
>>39391396>>Attack him with your usual technique. He DID ask for it.
>>39391396>>Continue observing his style.>>Only punch as a surprise maneuver.We've gone a bit off mission here, haven't we.
>>39391396>Attack him with your usual technique. He DID ask for it.get ready to give him a kick to the head along with a panoramic view of our gorgeous legs and pussy
>>39391425Who doesn't like blonds?
>>39391462Ingratiating yourself with the locals? Not actually a bad plan. After all these are one of the major armed factions. Keeping tabs on them is certain to tell us when and where to expect killings to occur.
>>39391479Yoruichi's not here though?
>>39391516Important question on a related note: are we going commando right now?
>>39391479We were having fun, and then this faggot showed up.
>>39391396>Attack him with your usual technique. He DID ask for it.>>39391516So? I'm sure we have a picture of, wait do photographs exist in Shinigami land?
>>39391396Okay, roll to attack all-out. DC is a 6, for reasons that will become evident.
>>39391566It's 1863 so I doubt they're all that common. Maybe SS has spirit photos or some shit, but I really hope not.
Rolled 2, 4, 2 = 8 (3d10)>>39391599Rolling
Rolled 4, 6, 7 = 17 (3d10)>>39391599
Rolled 7, 4, 3 = 14 (3d10)>>39391599
Rolled 7, 10, 5 = 22 (3d10)>>39391599
Rolled 4, 7, 9 = 20 (3d10)>>39391599
>>39391479You can leave now
Rolled 2, 8, 8 = 18 (3d10)>>39391599
>>39391462Of course. Which is why everyone voted for it in the first place.
Rolled 8, 10, 5 = 23 (3d10)>>39391599
>>39391566Pocket sized scroll painting perhaps?Soul Society takes in innovations from the living world after a while.
>>39391616Someone always saves the day.
>>39391679>Mfw when Yoruichi shows us a tv for the first time ever....Oh that'll be glorious
Hmm we haven't had a crit in a while. Is Riku losing her groove?
>>39391717your mission is to rescue the people trapped inside that box!
>>39391786....Knowing Yoruichi she'll probably actually do that.......Oh god poor Riku and my poor sides!
I'll be running thread #2 in the next update.