You are Captain Kusajishi Riku, leader of the Ninth Division of the Seireitei's Court Guard, and you're not sure whether you're in trouble or not. A fellow Captain of yours, Ukitake Jūshirō, has just arrived in the hospital room where you've been recovering your strength after being deafened and partially blinded in the opening blasts of the battle for Messines Ridge. His attitude is that of the same pleasant, somewhat frail-looking man you've come to know, but he seems quietly concerned over something he's yet to share. He glances at the flowers Rangiku left for you with a smile. “I see I'm not the first person to visit today.”“Far from it,” you admit. “Standing room only at one point.”“I hear you and Miss Shinōin beat a Vasto Lorde without your limiters being released,” Jūshirō muses, a hint of surprise obvious in his tone. “An impressive feat, even for two Captains together. I'd have thought only Shunsui and I were capable of it.”Truth be told, you only barely managed. After using Kengen to counter the cero he aimed your way and attacking recklessly afterward, you created an opening for Yoruichi to use her Zanpakuto. She explained it to you a few days ago in private, finally lifting the veil of secrecy that surrounded her sword's mechanics.“If you don't mind me asking,” the white-haired Captain continues pleasantly, “how exactly did you manage such a feat?”(1/2)
>>40301402Going to touch on the spanish influenza or quickly moving to ww2?Probably going to do a lot of soul burials due to the influenza, but may not be as active as WW1 was on deaths in a concentrated area.
>>40301402Shōsōtō, or “treasury sword”: Yoruichi told you its name is derived from the word for a large storehouse that major Buddhist temples use to store valuables. Its shikai has two powers, which are to produce throwing knives like the ones you and she both carry, and to “memorize” the characteristics of spiritual tools. Her Bankai, when she learned it, gave her the ability to reproduce those tools at will using the local reishi and her own reiatsu. The weapon she used at Messines is a strand of bombs that destroy any target after two hits to the same spot, developed prior to the first zanpakuto being forged. She also has access to lethal razorwire, a bone wand that allows high-speed flight, the Tentōken cloak you used to fly to America some months ago, and according to her several unique artifacts also kept by her clan like the Shihōin Shield. You have to wonder what would happen if she studied something like the Ōin, or Tenkotsuki's Hoshi no Tama... in Yoruichi's hands Shōsōtō has truly terrifying potential, limited only by her sense of responsibility. No wonder she's kept this information almost entirely to herself.>I used one of my most powerful techniques, and Yoruichi used her zanpakuto to finish it.>Two Captains both got serious for a moment, so of course we stomped our enemy.>We got lucky. You and I both know that being lucky can be better than being good.>Yoruichi has kept the technique she used at Messines Ridge hidden for good reason. >Other?
>>40301402>“how exactly did you manage such a feat?”YOU'RE NOT FOOLING ANYONE AIZEN!The real Ukitake would at least be bringing in some sweets!I kid, I kid. No need to get paranoia stoked up some more.
>>40301469>We got lucky. You and I both know that being lucky can be better than being good.>Yoruichi has kept the technique she used at Messines Ridge hidden for good reason.
>>40301469>>Two Captains both got serious for a moment, so of course we stomped our enemy.
>>40301469>>We got lucky. You and I both know that being lucky can be better than being good.>Yoruichi has kept the technique she used at Messines Ridge hidden for good reason.
>>40301469>>Two Captains both got serious for a moment, so of course we stomped our enemy.>>Other?"I think the enemy got too arrogant as well. A surprising thing really."
>>40301469>>We got lucky. You and I both know that being lucky can be better than being good.
>>40301469>>We got lucky. You and I both know that being lucky can be better than being good.The Vasto Lord was a fool also. He wasted a good 10-20 seconds trying to taunt me while I was deaf.If he took us all more seriously we would have needed the seal to be released. As it was, it was a close thing.
>>40301469"Yoruichi and I both excel at focusing large force upon small targets. Even a fifth of our power, when applied with enough speed and precision, was more than enough to take down the Vasto Lord."
>>40301469>Two Captains both got serious for a moment, so of course we stomped our enemy.>Yoruichi has kept the technique she used at Messines Ridge hidden for good reason.
Distract him by asking if that means he thinks unohana couldn't pull it off.
>>40301446Maybe some of the other Divs (6th or 10th) will go on a mundane rotation duty for that?
>>40301701Possibly. Any divisions serving out the rest of the Western front likely suffered from heavy losses after the 9th left.At least the removal of one vasto lord reduces the coordinated strikes by the menos and such.
>>40301446did that effect japan
>>40301469“The Vasto Lorde was an idiot,” you explain with a sigh. “He wasted time trying to taunt a deaf woman, and let us catch him off guard.”Ukitake nods thoughtfully. “I see. I take it you know the technique Yoruichi used to do the deed, then?”“Yes, but it's best that nobody else knows. I'm sure you understand.”“I've been curious about her sword for a long time,” the white-haired Captain admits, taking a seat near your bedside. “The only one on her examination board who's still alive is the Head Captain, and you know him.”“Hm,” you frown, doing your best impersonation of the old man's trademark scowl. “I am afraid I have no intention of telling you such a thing, young man. It is a thousand years too early for that.”Ukitake laughs softly. “That's not bad! Speaking of which, I've got a present for you.”He pulls a small parcel out of his sleeve, placing it at your side. When you open it, you find that it's filled with six rolls of Inari sushi, rice stuffed into fried tofu pockets. “Kirio sent these down for the occasion.”You can't help but smile. “Hey, that's great! I've been dying for a good meal!”“I figured hospital food couldn't do the job,” he grins, “so I had her make them special.”“It's not that the food's bad, there's just not nearly enough,” you admit, tearing into the small platter. “I appreciate it.”Jūshirō nods before rising to his feet. “No problem! But there was one other thing... the Head Captain wanted to see you and some of the other Captains in his office later. You have some time, though.”(1/2)
>>40301802That's strange. You can't figure what else he'd want from you, seeing that you've already handed in your reports along with the reports from your full Division. You suppose at some point he'll tell you.>No reason to wait around, just head to the Head Captain now.>You think you smell barbeque. That'd go down great right about now.>Maybe you should check in with your Division before the meeting?>Other?
>>40301817>You think you smell barbeque. That'd go down great right about now.
>>40301817>>No reason to wait around, just head to the Head Captain now.
>>40301817>>Maybe you should check in with your Division before the meeting?Grab some Barbeque to go.
>>40301817>>Maybe you should check in with your Division before the meeting?
>>40301817>No reason to wait around, just head to the Head Captain now.
>>40301817>Maybe you should check in with your Division before the meeting?
>>40301817>>You think you smell barbeque. That'd go down great right about now.
>>40301469It didn't notice Yoruichi. I don't have to tell you what it means when the captain of the stealth corps gets the drop on someone. Nice and vague, while being mostly truthful.
>>40301893dude, always hit update before you post.
>>40301817>Maybe you should check in with your Division before the meeting?Mirai?>>40301813Only need a third of that for an OkenMaybe all the death and traffic of souls, and a hunch that their tolls will increase in future conflicts implanted an idea on Aizen?
>>40301817>You think you smell barbeque. That'd go down great right about now.>Other?>You haven't seen little Byakuya for a while, maybe he'll be able to notice us before we ambush him this time.
>>40301817>You think you smell barbeque. That'd go down great right about now.I could go for some of that myself right about now
>>40301935>You haven't seen little Byakuya for a while, maybe he'll be able to notice us before we ambush him this time.kekI already placed in a vote, but I do find this idea amusing.
>>40301935backing for the love of god
>>40301930>Maybe all the death and traffic of souls, and a hunch that their tolls will increase in future conflicts implanted an idea on Aizen?Well considering that Riku's idea and Mayuri implemtation used the souls released by dead hollows to create a ballast, maybe Aizen could set something up to gather souls as they head to Soul society. After all this is different then what happened in the series. Aizen may have other sources of inspiration.Maybe he instead gets wind of Nanking and sets up something beforehand, or some of the japanese death camps, to gather the souls.
>>40301817>You think you smell barbeque. That'd go down great right about now.Kenny!
>>40302022Tokyo firebombing or Hiroshima are possible placeholders too, if he wants to go local and require a suitable spiritual ground.
>>40301817Each of these rolls is roughly the equivalent of five plates of food, so knowing the way you feel after missions this isn't going to be enough. You smell barbeque, and you want it.Following your sharp sense of smell, you find an outdoor courtyard where it seems a bunch of Eleventh Division members are crowded around an open flame. It's on the Fourth Division's grounds, but none of the support-focused shinigami seem like they're willing to try and tell them to leave. In a moment of perfect poetic justice you use hirenkyaku to move past the crowd of thugs, grab a spit of dry-rubbed pork off from the fire and dashing away again. Kenpachi looks down at the fire as you perch yourself on a wall a good distance away, then he looks back up, craning his head around to figure out what just happened. His usual scowl gives way briefly to a look of confusion before he shrugs and returns to preparing another slab of meat.It tastes pretty amazing, actually. You may have to pinch food from Kenpachi again some time.“How are things going here, Mirai?” you ask when you finally arrive at your own Division headquarters. She looks at you in confusion as she notices what you're eating. “Where did you get that, Captain?”“Nicked it from Kenpachi. In my defense he was cooking it on Fourth Division's grounds, so it's okay.”Your Sixth Seat shakes her head in disbelief. “I don't believe it works that way, but alright.”(1/2)
>>40302158Old habits die hard, even after a hundred years, I guess.
>>40302158Aww, we need to talk with Kenny some more sometime.
>>40302158>Kenpachi looks down at the fire as you perch yourself on a wall a good distance away, then he looks back up, craning his head around to figure out what just happened. His usual scowl gives way briefly to a look of confusion before he shrugs and returns to preparing another slab of meat.I kek'd. Now we have two people on our asses when they realize who stole their stuff.
>>40302197Nah, not at that moment and at that place.It was clearly a move by Kenpachi meant to provoke and call out Captain Unohana.
>>40302158The meat doesn't last very long at all, but it manages to top off your empty stomach sufficiently. So you allow Mirai to return to her work, seeking out Rangiku. You find her in her office, working on what looks like a draft for her next article, and knock at the doorframe.“You busy?” you ask as she looks up to see you.She smiles, happy to see you on your feet. “Not really, no. I was looking to take a break. You good to be up and about?”You shrug. “All I needed was a decent meal. Let's go.”Rangiku ties her Lieutenant's badge to her sash, and follows you towards the First Division headquarters. “You know what you've been called in for?”Actually, you've been considering that. “I've actually got one idea...”Inside the Head Captain's office you find two other Captains: Yoruichi and Aizen. The former is wearing her casual orange jacket, the one with the collar, and the latter isn't wearing his Captain's haori. Neither of them have brought their subordinates, and Yoruichi seems particularly bored as she waits for the Head Captain to speak.>Ask what this is about?>Ask about what you may have missed in the last two years?>Wait quietly. >Apologize
>>40302331>>Apologize>Ask about what you may have missed in the last two years?
>>40302331>Ask what this is about?
>>40302331>>Ask about what you may have missed in the last two years?
>>40302331>ApologizeI was young and arrogant. It was a stupid mistake and one unbecoming of Shinigami. I apologize.
>>40302331>Ask about what you may have missed in the last two years?
>>40302331>>Ask what this is about?
>>40302331>>Ask what this is about?>>Ask about what you may have missed in the last two years?
>>40302331“So what've I missed?” you mutter to Aizen. “While we were deployed, I mean?”“Mayuri secretly produced more Ballast souls,” he mutters back to you, “so there's that. The Vasto Lorde was good for twenty-five thousand on its own.”That's actually fantastic news. You should have something just shy of two hundred thousand of the things by this point, if your estimates are right. “Your Division coping?”He nods slowly. “Their losses were painful, but the survivors seem to have grown closer. Gin also performed admirably... you raised him well.”“Thanks for that.”Finally, the Head Captain looks up at the four of you. “I believe you all are aware of the reason I called you here?”He pulls a few pieces of paper out from a drawer in his desk. “From Captain Aizen, one request for a replacement haori. The reason given for its return was that Lieutenant Ichimaru spilled tea on it during a shelling.”Knowing Gin, that was no accident. Cheeky little bastard. “The stains refuse to come out,” Aizen explains calmly. “From Captain Shihōin, one request for a replacement haori. Reason given was severe damage to the shoulders, which has been noted on the returned item.”Yoruichi shrugs noncomittaly. “Come on, Head Captain. Which of us hasn't ruined a haori or two?”“Or like seven,” you interrupt.“Quiet, you.”(1/2)
>>40302679The Old Man continues, eying you in particular. “Your request was accompanied by a written note stating that it was “obliterated”, with no remains.”“Yeah, there was nothing left,” you explain. “Sorry."Yamamoto shakes his head sternly. "Do you understand what the Captain's haori is?""Highly flammable?" you ask.Aizen shrugs. "Easily stained?""Surprisingly fragile," Yoruichi shrugs. "Trust me, I'm an expert by now.""The Captain''s haori is a point of pride," Yamamoto growls. "The loss of this equates to a visible abandonment of our pride, and should be avoided at all costs.""It's hard when our 'pride' is made from tissue paper and wishful thinking," Yoruichi offers in rebuttal. >You hate to pick nit, but Yoruichi has a point.>Maybe you could just not wear one sometimes?>Maybe if you were issued a haori that wouldn't fall apart if you sneezed at it you wouldn't need to ask for a replacement.>Apologize.>Other?
>>40302778>Maybe if you were issued a haori that wouldn't fall apart if you sneezed at it you wouldn't need to ask for a replacement."One that could stand up to a bomb going off would be nice"
>>40302778>>Maybe if you were issued a haori that wouldn't fall apart if you sneezed at it you wouldn't need to ask for a replacement.
>>40302778>Maybe if you were issued a haori that wouldn't fall apart if you sneezed at it you wouldn't need to ask for a replacement.>Apologize.
>>40302778>You hate to pick nit, but Yoruichi has a point.>But then again they're no more durable than the rest of our uniform.>Apologize. About this and the sandals just in case.
>>40302778>>Maybe if you were issued a haori that wouldn't fall apart if you sneezed at it you wouldn't need to ask for a replacement.It was destroyed by mortal weapon head captain, there was not a thing I could do.
>>40302778>>Maybe if you were issued a haori that wouldn't fall apart if you sneezed at it you wouldn't need to ask for a replacement.>>Apologize.
>>40302778>>Apologize."Is this about the shoes?"
>>40302778>You hate to pick nit, but Yoruichi has a point.We try not to lose it, but there's only so much we can do when human bombs make everything explode.
>>40302778>Maybe if you were issued a haori that wouldn't fall apart if you sneezed at it you wouldn't need to ask for a replacement.Because the alternative is...>Other?"Right. Gather the Shinigami Women's Association members to start drilling Captains on shunpo disrobing and cloth folding during a fight."Sorry Aizen. Yours just have no excuse.
>>40302869>human bombs make everything explodeAn explosion which might make the Old Man himself blush.Shit was huge.
>>40302778>You hate to pick nit, but Yoruichi has a point.>Apologize. About this and the sandals just in case.
>>40302778>>Maybe if you were issued a haori that wouldn't fall apart if you sneezed at it you wouldn't need to ask for a replacement.>>Honestly when I needed a different basic uniform just to not tear it to pieces daily you should have seen this coming
Roll me a d100, taking the highest roll of four. Normally Yamamoto might not give a shit, but having two Captains with the same issue is enough for him to seriously consider a special request.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>40303095
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>40303095
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>40303095
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>40303095
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>40303095Or at least issue a special one for deployments. Keep the flimsy one for Seireitei duties.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>40303095
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>40303095
Rolled 78, 98, 34 = 210 (3d100)>>40303126Fairly dismal. QM will also be rolling, taking the highest of my own three.Trying something a little different here.
>>40303123Why couldn't you have rolled later.
>>40303162I think Best Cat saved us this time. Yay best cat.
>>40303162Aizen convinces us all to drink tea and obey.
>>40303162>98He's so mad he burns the replacement Haori and it's still our fault
So.. anyone read the suptg archive name for this one?
>>40303162Of course he may still be sore about the sandals. If this is best cat's roll though, it's all good.
>>40303237We need to start apologizing now...
>>40303162“Sorry to have to say it, but maybe two of us need a new sort of haori?” you ask nonchalantly. “Maybe made of something that wouldn't be shredded at twenty percent of our power?”Yoruichi nods in agreement. “I've been asking for that for years, Head Captain. It's just dumb to have to strip partway before using Shunkō.”Yamamoto produces a mostly-intact haori from beneath his desk, meaning it can't possibly be yours or Yoruichi's. “I had Sasakibe try to get the stains out as well as he could. What was not removed you will simply have to deal with, Captain Aizen. Your request is denied.”Aizen takes the haori back, and you notice one or two spots where there are still faded tea stains on the garment. It may be petty, but you take a little bit of satisfaction in seeing that.“As for the two of you, Captain Shihōin, Captain Kusajishi,” the Head Captain continues, “may I take it that these requests for new uniforms are likely to become a regular occurrence?”You and Yoruichi exchange a quick glance. “Probably, yes.”“Very well,” Yamamoto grumbles. “I will relay your concerns to the manufacturer. Do not expect Shutara to be pleased with your track record at destroying her work.”Aizen seems to take notice of the name. “Shutara? As in the Shutara Scale? She makes the Captain's haori?”The old man cocks an eyebrow at his junior. “Do try to keep from allowing tea to spill on it again, young man.”(1/2)
>>40303237All the worst things happen? I have doubts it's going to be that bad.
>>40303284More squad zero.Oops.
>>40303284Before you leave the office, the Head Captain calls your attention one last time."I do not hold the traditions of the other Divisions against their members," he tells you. "But please try not to send too many more of your protegees to steal from me. I do not have an unlimited supply of footwear.""So you know about that, huh?" you ask, scratching idly at your hair. "I'll refrain from using that in any examinations in the future.""See that you do."
>>40303406We have known that for a while now.
>>40303392I regret nothing.
>>40303406he's known for half a century.
>>40303406We knew that he knew for a long time.
>>40303392He's being surprisingly nice. This worries me.
>>40303392holy fuck the simple knowledge that we've been doing that and it wasnt just headcanon has made my fucking night
>>40303406Return the sandals! ALL THE SANDALS!
>>40303392We should start stealing Aizen's glasses instead.
>>40303392And at this point, I need to dash off for a few minutes to grab a bite to eat. I'll return as soon as possible, but until then please choose one of the following as the focus of your intervening years of training before the next major update:>Physical training>Theory and history>Your "Sixth Sense">Your Hollowfication
>>40303451We've known that as well. This is why you shouldn't skim.
>>40303481>>Your "Sixth Sense"
>>40303481>Your "Sixth Sense"
>>40303481>Your HollowficationGuys we almost totally ignored this. It's a huge power boost and I'd like it when shit finally goes down.
>>40303466>steal his glasses, he slicks his hair back immediately after as if out of habit
>>40303481>>Your HollowficationI hope people don't start same fagging.
>>40303481>Theory and historyFor figuring out the necessary pieces required to solve this puzzle that Aizen laid out, of course.
>>40303481Gonna go with >Your "Sixth Sense"
>>40303582too late. It's happening
>>40303481>>Your HollowficationYup. The sixth sense option is being samefagged. Calling it now. It's from all those people who were butt hurt over riku becoming a visored.
>>40303481>Your "Sixth Sense"Gotta train up for Aizen.
>>40303481>Your "Sixth Sense"Though I'd also like to set up some regular communication with the other afterlives to be up to date in human affairs. Given the scope of this war, the rapid rate of progress and innovation, and the fact that the rest of the world is interacting significantly more, this might be a good idea. We might even petition Central 46 for that.
>>4030368435 uips in a fairly popular quest. 23 votes. Chill man.
>>40303481>>Theory and history
>>40303710There were no where near as many votes for the other votes. Someone is cheating.
>>40303708>>40303665>>40303626>>40303646>>40303642>>40303638Yeah because samefagging worked out so well in the past. I don't fucking get it. You enjoy fucking up the quest for everyone else?
>>40303684Could be that it's a skill we can actually use in the short term?>>40303717Personally I've only been paying attention for two votes, it's not like I've been rigorously slapping f5.
>>40303737auto updating is a thing.
>>40303728I'm >>40303626, fuck off m8.
>>40303728I'm at the top of that. I only just posted. I didn't exactly hurry to respond, that's all.
>>40303481And TIME.Counting it up as best I can.
>>40303728Wow, you even included that one long write-in in your samefag accusation? And didn't even consider that the same votes you're shilling for used the same format too?Sure smells like insecurity here.
>>40303728"there's a bunch of people who were late putting in votes for the option I don't like they must be samefagging!"
>>40303836If you were for the last time the samefag pulled his shit. He wrote in half a dozen stupid things with his posts and generated new ones."I think that long winded bullshit." In another he provided stupid fucking songs saying it was our theme.Once it was said and done with and he realized it was an idiotic idea he deleted them all.
>>40303392> mfw when head captain suddenly finds half a decade worth of stolen sandals in his office.
>>40303824Queen, would it be too much to ask for a link to the character sheet pastebin with the OP?
>>40303481Can we split our time between sixth sense and hollowfication? If not then >sixth sense
>>40304054it is likely changing due to timeskips
>>40304076vote is over already
>>40304102yeah updated late, muh bad.can we also spend some time doing some lewd hand holding with best cat?
>>40304126Every day. well, at least Trice a week, QM just doesn't show it.
>>40303481You eventually settle into a routine that holds for the next few years. Whenever possible you practice your Hollowfication in the Valley of Screams, and whenever that's not possible you continue training almost as normal. The main difference is that you've begun to feel things more with your sixth sense than before, though not yet to an extraordinary degree. Just enough to be aware of it, really. As for Hollowfication, you double the time you can maintain the transformation.That brings you up to sixty seconds of fighting with that thing on. In the living world, there's never any rest. An outbreak of influenza in Japan claims over three hundred thousand lives by 1920, pushing the ability of the Seireitei's ballast souls to handle the rapid influx. In 1923 there's another disaster, this time caused by the earth itself. A massive temblor strikes in the Kanto region, and leaves devastation and political disarray in its wake. Times were especially difficult for ethnic Chinese, Koreans, and Okinawans... basically anyone who spoke Japanese with an accent was targeted by pogroms after rumors spread of Korean immigrants poisoning wells. Not everything has been doom and gloom, however. Not long after your meeting with Yamamoto two new haori arrived for you and Yoruichi: each has been modified at the shoulders with a slightly thicker piece of white fabric and something resembling the reinforced shoulders of Yoruichi's casual jacket. These thicker panels are surrounded by white piping, while the center is a very dense and stiff fabric with a high degree of figuring to it. Yours are tenné, the color of the Ninth Division, with the poppies that are your Division symbol in gold embroidery. Yoruichi's garment features orange and the Shihōin clan's crest in gold as a motif. Both are sleeveless, with slightly longer openings for your arms than usual.(1/2)
>>40304231>A massive temblor strikesThe fuck happened there?Did you keyboard go full Kamikaze on you?
>>40304292I read that as a massive tumblr strikes.
>>40304231As Yoruichi explained it to you, the shoulders of these new haori are made from Ōken fabric, the bones and hair of the Royal Guard woven into the form of cloth. When you test them out it the advantage behind such measures is made clear: they're the only clothes with strong enough fabric at the shoulders to resist the destructive power of Shunkō, and they'll even provide a little extra protection against strikes to the base of the neck.With them comes a note: “Damage my tailoring and you die”. One more thing the Royal Guard will kill you for doing, you guess. September, 1923. You've just returned from the living world, having helped provide overwatch to the Imperial Japanese Navy as it evacuated earthquake refugees from the ruins and moved supplies throughout the archipelago. The sight of super-dreadnoughts like the Nagato and Mutsu stirs memories of the Great War... it's good to see such things put to better use than that waste. Rather than your own Division greeting you at the Senkaimon, you find the wizened face of Kuchiki Ginrei, and the rather snotty nose of his grandson Byakuya.>What happened this time, Ginrei?>'Sup little Byakuya. Why so serious?>For the last time, Ginrei, I won't marry your grandson.>Write-in
>>40304354>>What happened this time, Ginrei?
>>40304354>>For the last time, Ginrei, I won't marry your grandson.
>>40304354>'Sup little Byakuya. Why so serious?>For the last time, Ginrei, I won't marry your grandson.
>>40304354>>'Sup little Byakuya. Why so serious?
>>40304354>What happened this time, Ginrei?
>>40304354I forget if Ginrei was the serious one or not. But >For the last time, Ginrei, I won't marry your grandson.Then,>'Sup little Byakuya. Why so serious?
>>40304292>>40304344It's a legitimate word for earthquake, derived from Latin. It's not uncommon in California.
>>40304410Really now? Neat
>>40304354>'Sup little Byakuya. Why so serious?
>>40304410I have heard of tremor but not what you used.
>>40304354>For the last time, Ginrei, I won't marry your grandson.
>>40304410I thought it was just the name of that mountain range in California.Shit.
>>40304354>>'Sup little Byakuya. Why so serious?>>For the last time, Ginrei, I won't marry your grandson.
>>40304593Why not?! It's a strong line and their offspring would be gorgeous. His hair is fantastic..
>tfw people are teasing ByakuyaCut it out, he might get a fetish or two from you guys.It'd be really annoying for him to try to hit on Riku in the most awkward "proper" way.
>>40304626We've been teasing him for over a hundred years with Yoruichi
>>40304626>awkwardYou mean hilarious
>>40304626>annoyingI think you mean 'amusing'
>>40304626>ancient and time honored tradition of teasing the most stick in the mud shinigami in all of soul society>cut it out, he might get a fetish or two>try to hit on RikuI'm not seeing any downsides in your argument here, Anon.
>>40304354“For the last time, Ginrei,” you sigh dramatically, “I will not marry your grandson. I'm sorry.”Predictably it's Byakuya who flies off the handle, while Ginrei merely raises an eyebrow and watches the whole thing unfold. He knows after all these years how to give the younger Kuchiki just enough proverbial rope to hang himself with. “Captain Kusajishi!” Byakuya insists loudly. “Please do not joke about such things!”Ginrei's old eyes light up. “You would make a good match for the boy,” he replies calmly. “He could do with learning how not to take things so seriously.”Byakuya seems to be floored by the first half of that sentence, to the point that he misses the second half entirely. “Surely you cannot be serious, grandfather! To marry such a... oh...”Seems he realized just then that he was being played.“Such a wonderful, generous, and talented young woman,” you pick up where he left off. “That was what you were about to say, wasn't it?”Ginrei's expression grows more serious once he's finished chuckling to himself. “I fear we have pressing matters. Your Lieutenant will meet us at the First Division barracks.”“It's always something,” you sigh. “What now?”“I would rather let the Head Captain say.”(1/2)
>>40304765You're just trying to get Kidkyuya to flip out and go rapezerker mode and fulfill your sick fetishes!
I hope we help out Byakuya once his wife dies and support him when he marries her. I also hope we get him to be more true to self and get him to let out his battle manic tendencies more often.
>>40304881I hope we can adjust things a little bit and use our enhanced senses to find Rukia for him before his wife dies.
>>40304805My sick fetishes have nothing to do with anything called 'rapezerker' and everything to do with making Kidkuya the SS filling in the stealth-lesbians sandwich.
Family members have similar spirit power right? We should use his wifes spirit spirit power to track down rikua via spirit ribbons.
>>40304709Sup write.>>40304805...dude. Calm down.>>40304907You. I like you.
>>40304961>...dude. Calm down.>no one is upset>everyone is making jokesWe're all just having a good time, man, don't be so accusatory.
>>40304779“I see you have returned,” Yamamoto nods in your direction. The old men around here, chiefly Sasakibe, the Head Captain, and Lord Ginrei all seemed to take notice when the Ōken-augmented clothing arrived for you and Yoruichi, as did Captain Unohana. You even heard her explain the concept to Kotetsu, who has recently been promoted to Lieutenant due to the retirement of her predecessor and who found the notion of making a uniform from bones and hair astonishing. “Good. We may now begin.”“So what's the deal, Old Man?” Shunsui asks immediately. “Must be something serious if you've brought us all here like this.”“Even Kenpachi put in an appearance,” Aizen observes in a pleasant tone, stuck somewhere between surprise and amusement as he gazes at the Eleventh Division Captain from behind his heavy-framed glasses. For his part, Kenpachi looks like he regrets having bothered. “Too many words,” he grumbles, “not enough point.”“We are here to discuss a security concern,” Yamamoto informs you. “A number of armed men, including Shinigami who disagree with the Central 46's political stances, have declared their intention to form an autonomous polity in the Rukongai in opposition to the Seireitei.”“A rebellion, in other words?” Yoruichi muses. “Annoying. What're they up in arms over this time?”Isshin merely shrugs. "Did they send some sort of manifesto?"The Head Captain shakes his head silently.>Wait quietly to hear an explanation.>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?>Who knows? I'm more concerned with their goals.>Why? They have to know they can't win.>Write-in.
>>40305041>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?>Who knows? I'm more concerned with their goals.
>>40305041>>Wait quietly to hear an explanation.
>>40305041>Wait quietly to hear an explanation.
>>40305041>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?>Why? They have to know they can't win.Really they don't have any captain level fighters.
>>40305041>>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?>>Who knows? I'm more concerned with their goals.>>Why? They have to know they can't win.Time to grab some swords for any other hollows we encounter or that our friends encounter that we can recurit
>>40304996Simmer the fuck down, Byakuya.
>>40305041>>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?>>Who knows? I'm more concerned with their goals.
>>40305041>Why? They have to know they can't win.
>>40305041>>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?The Japanese Military and Government used the riots afterwards chance to eliminate a lot of dissidents (communists and others).Likely some of them ended up here with the charisma and political stances.
>>40305041So what's our relationship with Byakuya like?
>>40305235Like Yoruichi's relationship to Byakuya pretty much
>>40305262Yoruichi was his teacher that poked at his hair trigger temper.
>>40305041>>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?
Real life is happening for a little bit. Sorry for the additional delay.
>>40305041>>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?>Who knows? I'm more concerned with their goals.
>>40305041>My guess is the earthquake and pandemic?I'm pretty sure actively trying to find rukia is meta-gaming. King will give us the opportunity to maybe find Rukia before hisane dies but it'll probably be really subtle.
>>40305041“Probably something to do with the pandemic and the earthquake?” you guess? “I was seeing a lot of nationalistic fervor about it being the punishment of the gods and all that nonsense”Yamamoto nods thoughtfully. “That may not be far from the case, these rebels seem to be of a fundamentalist bent.”“Getting rid of the Central 46 should be step one for any rebellion,” Shunsui observes, “so what's step two? What're they planning on replacing it with?”“We don't know yet,” Unohana replies quietly. “We would have started an investigation, but...”“Don't tell me,” Yoruichi sighs, “no authorization?” Unohana bows respectfully. “It's as you said.”“Gettin' so I can't take a dump around here without gettin' authorized first,” Kenpachi grumbles. “Fuckin' pathetic.”“I hate to agree with Zaraki, but he's right,” Isshin muses, interrupting Kenpachi before he can say anything even more vulgar. “There's gotta be precedent for devolving power at a time like this.”“Hey, I'm soundin' pretty smart all of a sudden!” Kenpachi chuckles.>Write-in?>The Ninth Division and Sixth Division are usually responsible for these matters, no?>Eleventh didn't get to fight in the war. Maybe now's a good chance to let them stretch their legs?>I'll bet Seventh has been getting bored. Tosen, you always seem up for a little "justice", why not take the lead on this?
>>40306050>Eleventh didn't get to fight in the war. Maybe now's a good chance to let them stretch their legs?
>>40306050>Eleventh didn't get to fight in the war. Maybe now's a good chance to let them stretch their legs?Let's get Kenny's fightboner calmed down.
>>40306050>The Ninth Division and Sixth Division are usually responsible for these matters, no?Gotta steal Zanpakto
>>40306050>The Ninth Division and Sixth Division are usually responsible for these matters, no? With help from the Eleventh of course
>>40306050>Eleventh didn't get to fight in the war. Maybe now's a good chance to let them stretch their legs?Slaughter innocents? He wouldn't do that.. probably.
>>40306050>The Ninth Division and Sixth Division are usually responsible for these matters, no?
>>40306050>Eleventh didn't get to fight in the war. Maybe now's a good chance to let them stretch their legs?>And if it's fine i'll accompany them with the commandos
>>40306050>>Eleventh didn't get to fight in the war. Maybe now's a good chance to let them stretch their legs?
>>40306050>Eleventh didn't get to fight in the war. Maybe now's a good chance to let them stretch their legs?Let's give the murderhobos a chance to have fun. Though our Ninth's duties include Seireitei defense, so we'll probably want them organizing this shindig, doing recon, provide support, pointing the mob of violence junkies in the right direction.
>>40306050>>The Ninth Division and Sixth Division are usually responsible for these matters, no?
“Hey, I'm soundin' pretty smart all of a sudden!” Kenpachi chuckles.Fucking Kenny, you magnificent bastard.
>>40304344>>40305041>My guess is the earthquake and the pandemic?
>>40306126No we don't? There's only one non-asshole hollow left, and that's Neliel. And it's possible she only calmed down after she became an Arrancar.
>>40306387Man, that was like an hour ago.
>>403064831. That's meta as fuck.2. We already know there are OC hollows, so your argument is full of shit ANYWAY3. Some of the priveron espada and others weren't really assholes.
>>40306488How high am I?Isosceles triangle.
>>32663249>Try and get the verniers working again
>>40306535Call me when you're non-euclidian high.
>>40306050Normally this sort of fight falls under the jurisdiction of the Sixth and Ninth Divisions, being key to the defense of the Seireitei as well as upholding the honor of the Gotei 13 by dealing with violent dissent within the ranks. But seeing as Eleventh Division didn't get to fight in Europe a few years back, they must be antsy about potentially losing a chance to show their strength. You sigh. “Sixth and Eleventh could handle this,” you suggest. “It's partly Sixth's responsibility anyway, and Eleventh hasn't gotten to do anything lately.”Yoruichi seems to agree with your assessment. “Sounds fair. Zaraki? You game?”“Doesn't make sense for them to take on the Seireitei if they're all weak,” he muses. “Sure. I'll take a few of my guys along.”“Captain Kusajishi,” Yamamoto orders, “you will also take your Commando unit along for oversight and added site security.” You bow slightly in acknowledgment. “Yes, sir.”As the Captains file out of the building, you find yourself pulled aside by Lord Ginrei. The old man has a concerned look in his eyes. “I hate to put you in this position, Miss Kusajishi, but I'm sure I do not need to tell you why I would wish to speak with you.”>3d10, DC 6.
Rolled 1, 9, 10 = 20 (3d10)>>40306581
Rolled 8, 6, 2 = 16 (3d10)>>40306581Crit!
Rolled 1, 3, 1 = 5 (3d10)>>40306581
Rolled 7, 2, 5 = 14 (3d10)>>40306581
Rolled 1, 6, 4 = 11 (3d10)>>40306581
Marriage proposal from byakuya!
>>40306581You're about to die and you want one last night of fun?
>>40306581A member of your family is involved?And we all know which asshole it is.
>>40306581time to find hisane for kidyaku
>>40306726Yeah, fuck Frank!
>>40306736>>40306726>>40306746...Im a little out of the loop it would seem, what are you talking about?
>>40306581"How long?" you ask quietly. Ginrei sighs wearily. "I cannot say for certain. Could be a few years, could be a week from today. All I know is that the last time I checked, I was unable to use my Bankai.""That alone... that is telling."You never thought you'd see the day, that strong guys like Ginrei simply didn't age. But a part of you always knew you were lying to yourself, and that even the hardiest Shinigami isn't immortal. They just age slowly in so many cases, with especially powerful warriors aging as slowly as Unohana or Yamamoto seem to.You don't know Ginrei as well as you could, but the thought makes you a little sad. "I guess that's why the Old Man wanted me to go along?"Lord Ginrei bows his head quietly. "Indeed. It is because I may or may not be able to handle my own responsibilities from now on.">Write-in
>>40306777Ask how Byakuya is coming along, since I assume that's who Ginrei would want to succeed him.
>>40306777Byakua's turned into a fine young man Ginrei. You have a worthy successor in him. When the time comes he'll be ready.
>>40306777If you're going to have 'lil Byakuya succeed your role, at least ease him into it. It'd be a pain if he became suddenly stuck up and stiff.
>>40306853Second, But add in that if he goes down the wrong path we'll put him back on the right oneAlso that we're going to miss him
>>40306777Don't worry. I will watch out for you and for Byakuya when you pass. You might want to ease him into the role however.So do you guys think we will ever hit Unohana's and Yamamoto's level of power?
>>40306777Does Byakuya know yet?
>>40306853>>40306881Seconded.>>40306777Also ask if we can do anything for him before he passes.
>>40306890No one can hit Yamamoto's level of power without going full transcendent.
>>40306777"Have you planned for having Byakuya take the reins? What of the seated officers in your Division? Will they be pitching in to ease the transition too?"
>>40306771Koga Kuchiki. He's a dick.
>>40306890We're not that far off.Especially since we have yet to go absolutely all out with no limiters or handicaps.
>>40306952he might already be sealed
>>40306928Yamamoto is obviously not transcendent. Yhawch was also on his level as well. So it must be possible.
>>40306777>>40306941Seconded. Not a bad idea.Have Byakuya in an observing position. He can watch and perhaps give suggestions from a Captains point of view. He can explain his actions to the boy.. or hell I guess we could?
>>40306993Two hundred years ago, in fact. This doesn't involve Kouga at all.
>>40306993His arrogance came from fighting well in putting down a rebellion. Oh hey.
>>40306952He wasn't that much of a dick before people started being dicks to him
>>40307002Well, Yhawch also had a thousand or so years of eating souls to beef him up, while OMG got older. So that's a thing.OMG was just stupid OP, though, not some god being.
>>40307053So what is our relationship with Byakuya exactly? Are friends with him like ichigo is in canon? Someone who he would choose over someone that supposedly taught them how to use a sword for three hundred years?
>>40307117Our relation to him is like Yoruichi's
>>40307117Similar to Yoruichi. He's frustrated at Riku's light-hearted (borderline flippant) attitude, as well as the fact that she neither understands nor cares to understand a lot about nobility despite being tied up closely with Yoruichi's clan and the Shibas.*BUT* he also has a massive respect for your sheer overwhelming power, your skills, and your experience... he just thinks you're wasting it.
>>40307232We'll show him some experience alright.Riku x Kidkuya training sessions when?
>>40307232That's very tsuntsun.
>>40307232>*BUT* he also has a massive respect for your sheer overwhelming power, your skills, and your experience... he just thinks you're wasting it.In a lot of ways, in Soul Society it all comes down to power. A lot of Shinigami could be real bastards to others outside the districts and few would care.Then again, I don't think he truly understands how Riku uses the power, she just uses it differently.
>>40307277What do you think tag is?
>>40307324Something Byakuya takes way more seriously than he should.
>>40306777“Does Byakuya know?”Ginrei shakes his head silently, telling you that he hasn't yet.“Are you planning to, or will you be counting on your seated officers to ease him into your shoes?”“I hesitate to confront him with this,” he mutters softly. “After Sōjun died so suddenly I swore to look after him, but now?”You think quietly about the situation. “You don't think he's ready, do you?”“More so,” he replies, “I know he is not. Not yet.”“Well, you're not dead yet,” you point out. “And even if you died tomorrow, Yoruichi and I would be happy to look out for him.”Ginrei shuts his eyes. “I see. Thank you for allowing me to bend your ear like this.”“Don't mention it,” you reassure him. “Or do. Your call.”Assembling your Commando team doesn't take long at all. Kai and Iba are practically out the door before you ask, and Ichinose is right on their heels. Even Mirai only takes a few moments to straighten her own clothing and hair before following. Rangiku, however, drags her feet. “Come on, Captain! Someone's gotta stay behind and run things, right?”You heave a sigh. “Fine, Rangiku. You can sit this one out.”“Thanks, mom,” she tells you quietly after your Commandos take a head start to catch up with Sixth. “Fighting other Shinigami never sits right with me.”“I know,” you tell her. “Don't worry about it.”"Thanks... really."(1/2)
>>40307556The initial conflict is over an open field in the hills of Kusajishi, outside of all the little run-down towns. Maybe twenty shinigami have rallied local thugs and swordsmen into something that looks like a militia, while your own forces consist of twenty swordsmen each from Eleventh and Sixth, along with the Captains and Lieutenants and your Commandos.“This will be no challenge,” Byakuya comments, watching the enemy column march up through a narrow pass a few hundred meters away. “Please, Lord Ginrei, leave it to me.”“No, Byakuya,” Ginrei rejects the younger Kuchiki's request. “That is not your position as Lieutenant.”“But I can end this fight now!” he protests. “Sir, please allow me to fight?”>Let's see what the boy can do, Ginrei.>We can send him in with Eleventh. I can't imagine they'll hold back anyway.>Ginrei is right. Observe, see where you're needed, then act.>Sit back and watch, Byakuya. You're getting ahead of yourself, and it's dangerous.
>>40307806>>Ginrei is right. Observe, see where you're needed, then act.
>>40307806>Ginrei is right. Observe, see where you're needed, then act.
>>40307806>Ginrei is right. Observe, see where you're needed, then act.This seems to be our style.
>>40307806>Ginrei is right. Observe, see where you're needed, then act
>>40307806>>Ginrei is right. Observe, see where you're needed, then act.Does not really make sense. Why would 20 shinigami do this, they should be able to get a feeling on the strength of captains.
>>40307806>>We can send him in with Eleventh. I can't imagine they'll hold back anyway.
>>40307856Yeah, something is wrong here. If it's just 20 scrubs, a single captain could wipe the floor with them effortlessly. People like Kenny, Unohana and Riku could probably drop them all just by letting their spirit pressure flare. They must know that.I suspect a trap.
>>40307903>>40307856It's 20 dudes who are getting a bunch of chucklefucks together.20 guys who we dont know exactly how strong they are.
>>40307942I highly doubt there are twenty captain level shinigami that we don't know about.
>>40307975Maybe, but what if there are two or three?What if there is 1?What if all of them are lieutenant level?Never assume anything, my friend.
>>40307975there are other ways to hurt a captain
>>40307975>>40308003I don't think this fight is going to be even close to a threat for us.We're bringing overwhelming force to bear on the rebellion to discourage future secession. Narratively, it's probably all about teaching Byakuya to not be a douchenozzle.
>>40307806>Ginrei is right. Observe, see where you're needed, then act.If nothing happens>We can send him in with Eleventh. I can't imagine they'll hold back anyway.
>>40308003Anon go sit in the corner, You're drunk and highAlso guess what? You're assuming right now
>>40308059That and to nab swords.
>>40308087>proposes that there is a possibility of people being strong, or that things aren't what they seem and provides examples>is apparently assumingu wot?Where did I say that THEY WERE ALL SUPER DUPER STRONG!!!1!!111one!I didn't, I said they could be. This means they could not be, as well.Try harder, friend.
>>40307806“Ginrei's right,” you tell Byakuya. “You're at a point where you'll be expected to use your head. Trust your subordinates, and be ready to respond if and where you're needed.”Ginrei nods in agreement. “That is the correct decision.”Byakuya eventually relents, waving to the Sixth Division fighters to flank from the left. Kenpachi, however, takes his men straight in. The Eleventh tears into the column, causing many of the thugs to break ranks and leave the better-trained and disciplined Shinigami behind. Of course Sixth Division is ready, killing several who refuse to drop their swords and knocking several to the ground.“They're not doing too bad,” Kai muses.Ichinose snorts. “It's not like their opponents are anything special. These must be mostly new fighters.”“Any indication whose Shinigami those are?” Mirai muses half to herself. “I have to admit it has me curious.”“We will check their uniforms when they're captured,” Ginrei replies before wincing as the bald Third Seat of Eleventh Division skewers one of the Shinigami who stood to fight. “Or killed.”>Take your group in to help round up the survivors, and make sure they stay in a condition to be interrogated>Wait for things to play out how they will.>Quiz Byakuya about what he would do right now, if he had to join in.>Other?
>>40308218>>Quiz Byakuya about what he would do right now, if he had to join in.
>>40308218>Quiz Byakuya about what he would do right now, if he had to join in.>Send in the Commandos to capture one of the shinigami
>>40308218>Quiz Byakuya about what he would do right now, if he had to join in.
>>40308218>Quiz Byakuya about what he would do right now, if he had to join in.we're suspicious as fuck but oh well.
>>40308218>alright Byakuya. Pop quiz time. what do you do when you're confronted with a situation like this? 2 answers, one is what you feel you should do, and the other is what you think you should do.
>>40308218>>Take your group in to help round up the survivors, and make sure they stay in a condition to be interrogated
>>40308218>Take your group in to help round up the survivors, and make sure they stay in a condition to be interrogated
>>40308218>>Quiz Byakuya about what he would do right now, if he had to join in
>>40308218Rollem. 3d10, DC is a mere 6. Best of four because you know more or less where to look.
Rolled 6, 6, 3 = 15 (3d10)>>40308518
Rolled 10, 2, 2 = 14 (3d10)>>40308518
Rolled 3, 6, 4 = 13 (3d10)>>40308518
Rolled 2, 10, 7 = 19 (3d10)>>40308518
Rolled 4, 8, 7 = 19 (3d10)>>40308518
Rolled 10, 5, 7 = 22 (3d10)>>40308518
Rolled 1, 7, 9 = 17 (3d10)>>40308518
And not a single roll will crit. Even the ones that aren't valid.
>>40308605what a crit drought we're in.
>>40308518“So, Lieutenant,” you ask rather loudly. “If you were the commander in charge of this operation, where would you imagine you'll be needed?”He seems to take your question as seriously as everything else. “I am not sure, though I suspect you have an idea of your own?”You nod. “Anyone else notice it?”“There's a buncha ambushers, right?” Iba asks.You give him a grin. “Of course it's an ambush. Their stronger fighters are hiding along the ridge that runs parallel to the road, overlooking the column as it advances. We caught them too early, and now they're moving through cover to spring the trap.”“Shall we move in and intercept them, ma'am?” Mirai asks, her left hand finding the throat of her zanpakuto's sheath. >Yes. You have my approval.>No, let Byakuya handle it solo.>Yes, and take the boy with you.>Other?
>>40308692>>Yes, and take the boy with you.
>>40308692>Yes, and take the boy with you.
>>40308692>Yes. You have my approval. Ginrei would it be possible for Byakuya to accompany them?
>>40308692>>Yes, and take Byakuya with you.
>>40308692>>Yes. You have my approval.
>>40308692>Yes, and take the boy with you.>Other?"Incidentally Byakuya, here's a quiz for you. Where do you think the behind-the-scenes ringleaders of this rebellion might be holing up?"
>>40308692>Yes, and take the boy with you.>Try to take one alive
Isn't byakuya older than us?
>>40308692“You have my permission,” you tell your Commandos. “I want a clean sweep. Lord Ginrei, could you spare your grandson?”The Captain of Sixth Division ponders your proposal briefly before he gives his blessing. “It would be a fine experience, Byakuya. Go with them.”Byakuya nods sternly, and you can tell he's grimly determined not to disappoint his Captain and grandfather. “Yes, sir. My Senbonzakura and I will do the job.”Ginrei watches him leave quietly. “You see? Too eager for conflict, too proud, too easily inflamed.”“He'll cool with age,” you reply calmly as your Commandos and their guest release their blades and join battle with the would-be ambushers: there are another fifteen of them or so, stronger than the ones guiding the column of local toughs. “It was the same way with me... you couldn't stop me throwing myself headlong at anything that even LOOKED like a challenge.”“And how many years did it take for you to fully mature?” he smiles at you.“Still working on it,” you admit with a smile of your own.“I wish I had the time to see him get that far. But at this rate, it seems I won't last that long.”You shrug, watching the pink “petals” of Senbonzakura do their bloody work alongside your own team. “Quit thinking that way. Instead make the most of the time you have, no matter what that amounts to.”“Fair point, Captain. Fair point... seems as if there's trouble.”Where your Commandos have engaged the ambushers, most of the enemy have been quickly overwhelmed. One of them is on her knees, with one of her companions having placed himself between her and Byakuya, who seems ready to finish what he's started. Mirai is shouting at him, but you can't quite hear what.>Step in.>Don't step in.>Tell Ginrei you should both step in.>Ask Ginrei to handle it, it's his grandson.
>>40309046>Don't step in.
>>40309046>Tell Ginrei you should both step in.
>>40309046>>Tell Ginrei you should both step in.
>>40309046This is going to end up with us teaching Byakuya how to control his love for combat isn't it.
>>40309154That's easy. Tell him he's acting like Kenny. That he'll have to join the 11th instead of the sixth.
>>40309154Nope, More like teaching the lesson of mercy and vengeance
>>40309046>Tell Ginrei you should both step in.Time to learn mercy
>>40309046>>Ask Ginrei to handle it, it's his grandson.
>>40309046You don't bother asking Lord Ginrei's permission. As a Captain you don't need it any longer, and if he disagrees, as a Captain he'll do whatever he pleases about it. You use hirenkyaku to reach the scene of the argument before it gets too heated.“Killing them now is pointless!” Mirai insists angrily, hefting her Seki-studded iron club over her shoulder. “Worse, to kill an enemy who has given up would only serve to tarnish your blade, Lieutenant.”Byakuya seems to disagree. “They've declared their intention to attack the Seireitei, and would have raised their swords against my subordinates. I owe them nothing but a quick death.”“She isn't here by choice!” the male rebel shouts back. “She's only here because I defected, don't hold that against her!”“Your reasoning is none of my concern,” Byakuya responds coolly, his blade's petals rotating smoothly around him in a circle. “Only your actions.”Ginrei follows not long after you do. By that point, the wounded woman in black has noticed you. “Damn,” she mutters. “We really got unlucky, didn't we mister Nozaki? To have drawn the Hakushi... maybe we were destined to die here.”>Stand down, Lieutenant. There's a difference between duty and what you're suggesting. >Let Ginrei speak his mind. Dealing with these rebels isn't even technically your job. >Write-in
>>40309222Why would we need to teach him tnat?
>>40309371>>Let Ginrei speak his mind. Dealing with these rebels isn't even technically your job.
>>40309371>Let Ginrei speak his mind. Dealing with these rebels isn't even technically your job.
>>40309371>>Stand down, Lieutenant. There's a difference between duty and what you're suggesting.
>>40309371>Stand down, Lieutenant. There's a difference between duty and what you're suggesting.
>>40309371>interrogate the prisoners about why they're doing this
>>40309371>Byakuya, you're just one sword swing away from being the same as Kenpachi.
>>40309522Should be worse than Kenpachi, Since Kenpachi doesn't kill injured or weaklings unless they attack him
Byakuya's main problem is that he doesn't know how to control his blood knight tendencies and enjoy them. If we can get him to admit a good fight get's his blood pumping that would only be a good thing.
>>40309677but that would make two Kennys in one Soul Society
>>40309690>Unohana and Kenpachi are both from Zaraki and are actually totally alikeThere are already two, friend.
>>40309690Kenny knows how to control his love of fighting. Byakuya doesn't. Hell riku has the same love as fighting as well. She's can control it and actually knows when she can cut loose and enjoy it.
>>40309371>>Stand down, Lieutenant. There's a difference between duty and what you're suggesting.Often a fine line between murder and a warrior or soldier.
>>40309712Byakuya not learning that he has those tendencies and how to control and enjoy them leads to canon byakuya who was a major stick in the mud.
>>40309677it's not blood knight tendencies,its the knight templar tendencies that's the problem with Byakuya.
>>40309738It's both. Byakuya realizes during his fight with bookmark that he really likes fighting. He also learned to enjoy his love of fighting in that fight. And then there's his knight templar tendencies that you mentioned.
>>40309737I'm reasonably sure he'll always be a stick in the mud. That's.. just how he is.Maybe if he had spent more time playing with the other kids..
>>40309690>>40309701>Kenpachi>Unohana>Byakuya>Rikuwe're just filling the ranks with fight-happy nutjobs, aren't we? Aizen's going to have a much weirder time in this setting
>>40309776Nah. He loosens up after ichigo beats him.
>>40309785Don't forget Yoruichi!Also dear god i feel bad for Ichigo now.....All of us are going to try and get to him first to fight him hahahah.....
>>40309785>spends so much time and effort making his keikakus only for all to be naught when the nutjobs give not one fuck in listening to his gloating about his precious keikakus.
>>40309371Mirai seems about ready to put her commitment to sparing lives where she can fully behind her zanpakuto, which while admirable in the face of an opponent like Byakuya is a needless measure. You place a hand on her shoulder and silence her with a shake of your head and a steady gaze. She silently relents, allowing Lord Ginrei to speak his mind.“Byakuya, I see that you are enthusiastic in following what you see as your duty,” he begins, clearly seeing not a misguided Lieutenant but his own flesh and blood in need of the sort of fatherly advice Sōjun can no longer provide. “But be aware that if every problem could be solved by killing, we Captains would have solved all the world's problems between our combined efforts.”“Discerning when killing is required and when it is not is the unspoken duty of the strong and the righteous. Remember that.”For the first time in what feels like it must be years, you're treated to the sight of Kuchiki Ginrei as he once was, as wise as he was powerful. The burden of centuries is momentarily lifted as he stares down his grandson, who silently seals Senbonzakura's petals with what looks like a hint of shame.“I... apologize, grandfather,” he mutters quietly. “I got carried away again. I'll try to follow your guidance more closely in the future, and avoid any rash action.”You nod in satisfied silence, before beginning to see to some of the wounded. There are a lot of rebels still alive here, in varied states of health, meaning Yoruichi and her lot are going to have a long job of interrogating them. “We're... not gonna die?” the wounded woman asks her companion, who had stood up for her.He offers her a sad smile. “I don't know yet. We're not out of danger, that much is sure... but things could be worse.”(1/2)
>>40309830By fighting each other at the same time!Killing aizen in the crossfire
>>40309830R>goddamn it Urahara I thought you said this kid was worth trainingU>Ms Riku, can you please NOT kill my student?R>Bah, if he cant even handle this how is he supposed to fight me once I take the limiters off?U>Why did I ever think this was a good idea?
>>40309880Meanwhile, Tessai is desperately trying to fade into the background.
>>40309856“You're going to be interrogated of course,” you interrupt. “I was in the Onmitsu, so I know it'll be difficult. Do yourselves a favor and cooperate. Whatever drove you to this isn't worth it.”“I wouldn't be so sure of that,” the man named Nozaki replies. “If we promise to cooperate... will you at least hear me out?”
What we need to do is grab byakuya one afternoon and take him for some major training and sparing. To push him and teach him how to control his love of battle.
>>40309953And sadly, I'll have to leave it there. It's later than I intended to run thanks to computer bullshit earlier, and I didn't quite get through the rebellion either... but that just means that when I get back from hiatus I'll have something big to kick it off again.Thanks for playing, and the archived thread's up on Sup/tg/. See you in late June!
>>40310004See you then.
>>40310004Do we have an updated pastebin to tie us over?
>>40310004Thanks for running.
>>40310004Thanks for the thread King! Seeya then!And yeah do you have an updated Pastebin atleast?
>>40310004Looking forward to your eventual return dude.
>>40310004Thanks, Queen. Was fun while it lasted. See you in a few weeks.
>>40310004See you in a few weeks. Anything interesting in the pastebin update?
>>40309953>>40309856Really though, in terms of revolution this was never gonna work. Assassination would be a lot more suitable.
>>40310044As it happens...http://pastebin.com/qSE6UpCD>>40310195The hope was to force a situation where they were recognized as enough of a pain in the ass to avoid being wiped out in one fell swoop. It has historical precedence, but wasn't enough in this case. You'll eventually find out why they tried anyway.
>>40310401>>40310410Cheers. Probably won't be back tonight, so again thanks for playing.
>>40310456No, Thank you for running
>>40310456Thanks for running. I can't believe I forgot to ask, but how have Mila Rose and Sung-Sun reacted to Apache being so much stronger than them?
>Aizen considers you a long-term threat. fuuuuuuuuck>Shihōin Yoruichi has never been happier, even if her Clan wouldn't approve.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW
>>40310387>Aizen considers you a long-term threat.Ha ha ha... Oh well.
>>40310579to be fair, he thought that of special mc.snowflake, didnt stop him from kicking his ass.
>>40310387>Gin considers the tea stains the opening shots of a long, difficult war.Cheeky boy.>Aizen considers you a long-term threat. Cheeky bastard. >Shaolin Fēng is too busy to be very jealous of you, though occasionally she remembers.pfff.....>Most Hollows have a newfound terror of Shinigami in white coats. Hooo boy....>The Royal Guard's list of transgressions for which they'll kill you has grown to include ruining your clothes.really?
>>40310387>Shihōin Yoruichi has never been happier, even if her Clan wouldn't approve.Daww>Gin considers the tea stains the opening shots of a long, difficult war.Cheeky git is best son.>Aizen considers you a long-term threat. Balls>The Kuchiki family is reserving its judgement, though Ginrei likes you.>Byakuya still thinks of you and Yoruichi as a bit flippant given how powerful you are.I'll take it>Your Division respects you deeply, almost to the point of reverence.>Most Hollows have a newfound terror of Shinigami in white coats.Good, good.>The Royal Guard's list of transgressions for which they'll kill you has grown to include ruining your clothes.We are definitely doomed.
>>40310542... not well at all. She's kind of been teasing them.A lot.>>40310692Indeed. Shutara takes great pride in her work, and you're literally carrying some of their bones and hair around as part of your clothing. That shit doesn't just grow on trees.
>>40310977>their bonesis this going to be an issue later on, i thought Aizen went through a lot of trouble to try and create one of their bones?
>>40310977so what starrks reaction to us finding his family?
>>40311020Not just one of their bones, but the "key" that was imparted to them. The amount of material used to upgrade your current haori is insufficient to get you into the palace though the Valley of Screams would work, if you wanted to try that for some reason>>40311025Positive, but he doesn't remember anything from back then, or even what he was like as a Hollow at first. You did something nice by making sure he knew, and he appreciates it.
>>40311165Do our arrancar friends have a recruitment list for when we get more swords?Have they patronized a certain candy store?
>>40311165What's our rep with the Valhallans?
>>40311202No and no.Most Hollows are psychopaths, you really lucked out in finding the few who weren't back to back... though at this point I'd say Riku's been given a misrepresentation of how common not-asshole Hollows really are. As for going to the living world, that would trigger so many alarm bells in the Seireitei you'd go deaf again. Some members of the Royal Guard are likely to be uncomfortable just knowing Starrk and Halibel exist. Not so much out of feeling threatened, but a little jumpy none the less.
>>40311226You're the "White Death". Your freakish power and fluent English were well noted, so you can probably expect to hear from them at some point in the future.