>Twitter: @QMKingofHearts>Suptg tag: Shinigami SavantYou are Kusajishi Riku, Captain of the Ninth Division of the Seireitei Court Guard, and this is your afterlife. It began in 1802, when you awakened somewhere in the slums of the Kusajishi district with no memories, no home, and no name. All you had were the tattered rags on your back and the name they gave you there. In 1816 a shinigami Captain noticed your speed and spiritual potential: Shihōin Yoruichi offered you a place in her Stealth Force, where you would have a life off the streets for the first time in your short memory. Her life and your own have been entwined since you were alive, and still going by the name Rosa Rosette. During the last great war between the shinigami and the Quincy, a clan of spiritually-aware humans, it was Yoruichi who took Rosa's life in an attack that left a scar on your back even after death. When she learned that you were once the enemy she killed, your Captain admitted to having carried a deep sense of doubt and guilt regarding the act through the intervening years. You proved willing to forgive her for this, drawing a mental line between your past life and your present one across which you would carry no grudges. Under the watchful eyes of Yoruichi and her close confidant Urahara Kisuke, your growth rate was explosive. The first books you read after learning how to do so were about offensive and defensive kidō spells. All the basics and some advanced techniques of hakuda were beaten into your very bones, and you even learned the name of your zanpakuto Tenkotsuki before being catapulted to the Lieutenant position in Yoruichi's Division.(1/?)
>>40862872WOO FUCK YEAH SHINIGAMI SAVANT IS BACK!
>>40862872You honed your swordsmanship on the streets of Kyoto, learning from the Ishin Shishi and Shinsengumi, and wear a pale blue sash to remember those men and their battles by. You met powerful hollows who turned out to be decent people, and you later helped several of them gain shinigami powers by secretly presenting them with blank zanpakuto. These arrancar include Coyote Starrk and Lilynette, siblings of the mythical Coyote, as well as the former Vasto Lorde Tia Halibel and her companions Apacci, Mila Rose, and Sun-Sung. You're proud to have gained their friendship over the years. There were so many wonderful moments in those days. You took in two orphans from the Rukongai, Gin and Rangiku, becoming something akin to a mother figure for them. You also noticed as Yoruichi's teasing and flirting took on a more serious tone, which initially left you confused. But gradually, you came to accept and even return those sentiments in your own subtle ways.Then things changed.Ten shinigami disappeared under suspicious circumstances, leading to the eventual hollowfication of several Captains and Lieutenants at the hands of Aizen Sōsuke. That night, after visiting Hueco Mundo without permission to ask if a hollow could have been responsible for the disappearances, you yourself were accidentally exposed to the same contaminant that infected those officers.While trying to warn your Captain about the threat, you were taken inside your own mind where you fought a manifestation of “Rosa Rosette”: the memories, hatred, and regret from your former life which had been cast off after your death and left to rot. Thanks perhaps to your degree of self-understanding it was a difficult fight, but one which eventually saw you defeat and subdue Rosa... though not before your unconscious body managed to infect Yoruichi.Had it not been for her relatively short bout inside her mind and your powerful skills with bakudō, you may well have been killed.(2/?)
>>40862985Matters only grew more complicated from there. You replaced Muguruma Kensei as Captain of the Ninth Division, appointed Rangiku as your Lieutenant, and filled the empty seats of the Commandos with fighters who are all near or at Lieutenant level. Soon you guided your new unit through two years on the Western front killing hollows, which demonstrated their skills and put to rest any doubts they may have had about you. Then came the disastrous “Spanish Flu” epidemic, followed by the Great Kanto Earhtquake. Now you're on your way back to the Seireitei with Lord Kuchiki, Byakuya, and Kenpachi with rebel shinigami in tow as prisoners. “They're avoidin' us,” your Third Seat Kai observes as Rukongai residents scramble to get out of your way. Many actually go so far as to kowtow as you pass by... you're still not sure you'll ever get used to that. You're also not sure how to feel as Byakuya's eyes seem to linger on a pale girl with dark hair in the crowd. She's pretty in the same way a cut flower is: nice to look at, but you can tell she's living on borrowed time.For now, you merely shrug and continue along your way. “It's easier for everyone involved.”To one side, you spy a scrappy-looking boy who looks to be a fair bit younger than Byakuya in the crowd. He's the only one who remains unbowed, and his cheek bears a familiar tattoo...>Comment to Kai on the boy's tattoo, but continue onward.>Tell Kai you need to talk to someone, and that you'll catch up.>If he chases after you when he sees your back, you'll know.>Other?
>>40863048>Tell Kai you need to talk to someone, and that you'll catch up.
>>40863048>>Tell Kai you need to talk to someone, and that you'll catch up.
>>40863048>If he chases after you when he sees your back, you'll know.
>>40863048>>If he chases after you when he sees your back, you'll know.
>>40863048>>If he chases after you when he sees your back, you'll know.Ah, the kid who was saved by Kensei. Who became a shinigami.
>>40863255I don't remember that, elaborate?
>>40863255Yeah Lt. 69.
>>40863303AAAAAH The badass kid with the chain-scythes, I get it now
>>40863048You stop and reach towards your left side, prompting a chorus of shocked gasps as your hand brushes the hilt of your sword. It's followed by innumerable sighs of relief as your fingertips grasp the kogai mounted at the throat of Tenkotsuki's sheath and draw it, using the skewer-like tool to arrange a few errant strands of your hair. If you're going to talk to someone for the first time, be sure you're ready to make a good impression: Tenkotsuki and Yoruichi have each told you something to that effect.“Ill catch up,” you tell Kai as you return the kogai to its slot in Tenkotsuki's sheath. “I take it you can go on for a few minutes without me?”Your third in command chuckles softly. “Sure, just try not ta scare anyone ta death, right?”“No promises,” you grumble, eying the civilians carefully. You were never this cowardly when you lived in the Rukongai, though you didn't used to have a livelihood to protect either. There'd have been no point to cowardice. The crowd parts as you pass, mostly staying bowed even as they move out of the way, until you reach the boy. The tattoo on his face is a “69”, just like the one Kensei had on his chest. You can also tell immediately that the kid has pretty good reiatsu for someone of his age and utter lack of training. “You're not bowing,” you observe flatly.He quickly dips his head and shoulders, as if suddenly remembering his manners. “Apologies, ma'am.”“Who told you to bow?” you ask, allowing yourself a grin.“Well,” the boy mumbles in confusion, raising his eyes but keeping his posture low, “you're a Captain, right? Am I not supposed to be bowing?”(1/2)
>>40863048>If he chases after you when he sees your back, you'll know.Booyah, SSQ is back!
>>40863506“I dunno,” you shrug. “Bow if you wanna, I don't really care. Captain Kusajishi, Ninth Division... that's an interesting tattoo you've got, boy.”“Ninth Division?” he asks timidly. “Uh, ma'am? Isn't that Captain Muguruma's Division?”“Ah, so I was right,” you sigh. “Look, kid. Captain Muguruma had to leave, and I was promoted to take his place. It happens from time to time.”“So, you mean he's dead, right?” the boy mutters dejectedly.>That's absolutely not what I meant, dumbass. He got exiled for bullshit political reasons.>There was an incident. He's alive, just not in the Soul Society anymore.>Yup, he's officially dead. Very, very dead. Tragic, really, I kinda liked the guy.>You should learn that for yourself, I'm under no obligation to explain everything for you.
>>40863048>You're also not sure how to feel as Byakuya's eyes seem to linger on a pale girl with dark hair in the crowd. She's pretty in the same way a cut flower is: nice to look at, but you can tell she's living on borrowed time.Looks like he just found his wife here too.
>>40863564>You should learn that for yourself, I'm under no obligation to explain everything for you.
>>40863564>>There was an incident. He's alive, just not in the Soul Society anymore.
>>40863564>Smirk and ruffle his hair>You should learn that for yourself, I'm under no obligation to explain everything for you.
>>40863564>You should learn that for yourself, I'm under no obligation to explain everything for you.Wink wink nudge nudge>Implying>Literally implying
>>40863564>I can't exactly tell you here can I?
>>40863564>>You should learn that for yourself, I'm under no obligation to explain everything for you.
>>40863564>>You should learn that for yourself, I'm under no obligation to explain everything for you
>>40863564>You should learn that for yourself, I'm under no obligation to explain everything for you."How strong is your desire to learn more about it? Will you be content with the current perception that you have?"
>>40863564>That's absolutely not what I meant, dumbass. He got exiled for bullshit political reasons.
>>40863564“Listen, kid,” you tell the boy in a reassuring voice, leaning in carefully. He looks up expectantly.Then you flick him across the nose, hard enough to knock him flat on his ass.“What the hell!?” the messy-haired boy demands loudly through his tears. “That hurt!”“Don't expect other people to do your thinking for you!” you exclaim. “If you wanna know the truth, figure it out for yourself! Become a shinigami, see things with your own eyes, and make your own conclusions!”“You didn't have to hit me...” the boy grumbles, rubbing the bridge of his nose.“You have some potential,” you continue, stubbornly ignoring the boy's protests. “What's your name?”“Shūhei,” he replies.“I look forward to seeing what you do with that potential, Shūhei,” you tell him before turning to catch up to your group. As you turn, though, you feel like your narrow-cut haori billows just a bit more dramatically than usual.Using hirenkyaku it only takes a single step to return to your Commandos, who don't even bat an eye at your sudden appearance. “So what was that about, ma'am?” Iba asks.“Inspiring the next generation,” you tell him somewhat cryptically. “Where to now?” Ginrei mutters as he joins you. “I assume you have a plan for these prisoners?”>Take them to Yoruichi first. We'll interrogate them and figure out how to process them from there.>Straight to the Maggots' Nest. Then we report to the Head Captain.>Actually, Ninth Division has a holding facility. We'll stick them there for now.>Other?
>>40863994>Take them to Yoruichi first. We'll interrogate them and figure out how to process them from there.
>>40863994>>Take them to Yoruichi first. We'll interrogate them and figure out how to process them from there.
>>40863994>>Take them to Yoruichi first. We'll interrogate them and figure out how to process them from there.Welcome back Queen! Have a best butt.
>>40864069Eh i prefer the version with out the thing tbh
>>40863994>Actually, Ninth Division has a holding facility. We'll stick them there for now.A bit of preliminary questioning before the more stringent processes that Yoruichi's Division can provide.>As you turn, though, you feel like your narrow-cut haori billows just a bit more dramatically than usual.Show off.... is what the rest of our comrades would probably say had they been around.
>>40863994>>Take them to Yoruichi first. We'll interrogate them and figure out how to process them from there.Good to see you back.
Writing, I just got distracted for a moment.
>>40864507I blame sleepyanon
>>40864538You wound me good sir! I did nothing! Just ya know posted best butt is all.
>>40863994“Yoruichi and I can interrogate the two cooperative ones,” you begin to think aloud. “The others should probably be held at the Ninth Division's prison until we figure out where they should be held permanently.”Ginrei nods thoughtfully. “Very well, then. Shall we divide the troops?”“I'm goin' back to take a nap,” Zaraki sighs as he too catches up with the head of the column. “Ya don't really need me anymore, and it's just gonna get more boring from here.”That makes sense. Zaraki tends to start picking fights when he gets bored, so better that he does that somewhere else for now. “I think the Head Captain wanted to see you at some point,” you reply. “But yeah, do whatever you want. We'll handle the parts that require thinking.”The Eleventh Kenpachi shrugs at the thinly veiled insult. “Suits me just fine.”It only takes another couple of hours to reach the Ninth Division's barracks and drop off the prisoners. You leave Ichinose and Kai in charge of processing them, and you send Iba to report to the Head Captain. Last, you send Mirai to the Fourth Division to start the process of checking the prisoners' health.From there it isn't long before you reach the Second Division barracks with Rangiku and the two prisoners who seemed willing to talk before. The members of the punishment force bow respectfully as you pass until you reach the threshold beyond which the senior barracks are located, at which point you remove your shoes and help the captives remove their sandals.“It would be easier if you'd uncuff us,” the young man smirks.You shake your head. “You know as well as I do that's not how this works.”(1/2)
>>40864605“So, seems your mission was successful?” Yoruichi greets you casually from her throne-like seat, motioning for two shadowy figures to provide seats for yourself and Rangiku. One of the shadows turns out to be Suí Fēng, whose stiff posture stands in such stark contrast to her increasingly relaxed nature outside of formal settings. You figure that has something to do with how much time she's been spending with Yūshirō, who seems to bring out her more childish side.You bow ever so slightly, aware that there are others here who expect such formalities. “Was there any doubt?”“Not really. So who are you two?”The young woman bows deeply, and the man gives his name. “Seventh Seat Nozaki, Fifth Division.”“Fifth Division?” You and Yoruichi exchange a knowing glance.>What, did you not like Aizen or something?>Was it the losses during the war that got to you?>Tell us exactly what you know about the Hollowfication Incident.>Other?
>>40864627>>Was it the losses during the war that got to you?>What, did you not like Aizen or something?Hm.
>>40864627>>What, did you not like Aizen or something?>>Was it the losses during the war that got to you?>>He not serve your favorite tea?
>>40864627>>What, did you not like Aizen or something?>>Was it the losses during the war that got to you?
>>40864627>Was it the losses during the war that got to you?>What, did you not like Aizen or something?
>>40864627>What, did you not like Aizen or something?>Was it the losses during the war that got to you?>He not serve your favorite tea?
>>40864627>What, did you not like Aizen or something?>Was it the losses during the war that got to you?
>>40864627>>40864663I like the tea note. This.
Aizen did nothing wrong.
>>40864627“What, did you not like Aizen's tea?” you mutter.Nozaki shakes his head. “No, I have no issues with our new Captain... it's our new Lieutenant I that's the problem.”“Who, Lieutenant Ichimaru?” Rangiku interrupts. “What do you think he did?”“I know that it's unlikely Captain Urahara was involved in Captain Muguruma's disappearance,” Nozaki continues. “I saw the man myself heading for the Head Captain's office before the rescue team was deployed... seems he'd have to be faster than either of you or in two places at once to manage that.”“Go on,” Yoruichi presses. You have to admit that while Nozaki's trust in Aizen is deeply misplaced, he may actually be onto something. “So what makes you suspect Ichimaru?”“He was the only officer unaccounted for at the time,” Nozaki explains. “Our barracks compound has two gates in and out, and it's Division policy to log who goes out and who comes in, and when. Ichimaru never logged out, but he did log back in late that night.”"That's why we separated from the Gotei 13," the young woman adds. "Nozaki convinced a few of us that the Central 46 must either be grossly incompetent, or covering something up about our former Captain's end.">3d10, dc 6.
Rolled 6, 2, 7 = 15 (3d10)>>40865110
Rolled 7, 3, 4 = 14 (3d10)>>40865110
Rolled 6, 6, 4 = 16 (3d10)>>40865110
Rolled 1, 5, 2 = 8 (3d10)>>40865110The Central 46 tends to prefer to not rock the boat.
>>40865110So they really think Gin just got careless? That's not like the boy you raised at all. He simply doesn't make mistakes, especially not careless ones like failing to follow simple procedure like that. Rangiku seems to be thinking so as well: that their story just doesn't add up somehow. Either the prisoners aren't telling you the truth, or just as likely they're telling you the truth that Gin wants them to tell you.>Continue questioning them normally, don't bring up your doubts.>Ask them what the hell their plan was beyond “stop being in the Gotei 13”.>Press them on the issue: do they really think Gin's an idiot? That there's not more to this?>Tell them flat-out that it was Aizen. They're WAY off base and they should know that.
can't even crit a dc 6
>>40865243>Continue questioning them normally, don't bring up your doubts.>Ask them what the hell their plan was beyond “stop being in the Gotei 13”.
>>40865243>>Continue questioning them normally, don't bring up your doubts.>>Ask them what the hell their plan was beyond “stop being in the Gotei 13”.
>>40865247Dudebro, we've managed to not crit on a five before.Maybe even a four.We've critted maybe, what, 6 times in the entire quest so far?
>>40865243“So what were you planning to do after leaving your Division?” you ask them, setting aside your doubts over their story for the time being. “Don't tell me you were trying to muster enough Rukongai residents to serve as a deterrent?”The woman gulps. “Well... Nozaki?”“Sort of,” the man admits. “That was sort of the plan.”Yoruichi sighs heavily. “That's stupid. For deterrence to work you'd have to present an actual threat, and you're nowhere close.”“I saw that,” Nozaki replies. “And really I never expected it to be that simple, which was why we set up this trap.”You cock an eyebrow at the man. “A trap?”“For you, Captain Kusajishi,” he confirms. “We figured that if Ichimaru was involved in the incident that killed our Captain the woman who raised him was probably just as responsible.”That's not widely known information outside of your closest circle of friends, with some of the Captains being an exception. Yoruichi beats you to the follow-up question.“Who told you that?” she glares.Nozaki turns to face you nervously, avoiding Yoruichi's eyes. “Captain Aizen.”No doubt because he wanted them to attack you, you figure. That seems like the sort of strategy he'd pursue, though he can't have expected it to really accomplish much...>dice+3d10, DC 5.
Rolled 8, 4, 3 = 15 (3d10)>>40865666
Rolled 9, 2, 1 = 12 (3d10)>>40865666
Rolled 6, 4, 8 = 18 (3d10)>>40865666Really?
I don't suppose these >>40865705>>40865706count as one since it was at the exact same time?
>>40865705>>40865706>>40865708Dammit. No matter how high she goes.. she's still an idiot.
>>40865705>>40865706>>40865708>>40865712Where were you?
failing a dc 5seriously these dice are shit
>>40865705>>40865706Identical rolls at the same exact post time? Yeah, I'll count those as one, seeing as the RNG seed is based on post time.
>>40865736Their not just the same exact time their the same exact roll. I think 4chan duplicated a post.
>>40865755Thanks King!>>40865756Nope one was my roll
>>40865755So we passed?!?
>>40865773Yup! ALL HAIL OUR GLORIOUS GOD, KING!
>>40865666… ah, you get it now. The point wasn't to have them kill you, or even weaken you. The point was to have you kill them and silence their inquiries into the Hollowfication Incident, and now that you've captured them you have no idea what Aizen will do next.The look on Yoruichi's face tells you she shares some of your concerns. “I see. And have you anything further to say in your defense?”“Only that we did what we thought we had to,” Nozaki declares. “Even if we may have misjudged you, I can stand by our decision to leave an organization too corrupt and complacent to be saved.”>Suggest that Yoruichi should take them. The Maggots' Nest may not be pleasant, but it's more secure.>Suggest that you could take them. Ninth Division's prisons may not be as secure, but the inhabitants are more manageable.>Tell them to run. You'll stage an escape for them and wing it from there... but that'd leave them on their own.>Other?Also,>Warn them about Aizen>Don't warn them about Aizen
>>40866025>>Suggest that Yoruichi should take them. The Maggots' Nest may not be pleasant, but it's more secure.>Warn them about Aizen
>>40866025Suggest that Yoruichi should take them. The Maggots' Nest may not be pleasant, but it's more secure.>Warn them about AizenDon't reveal our cards though
>>40866025>>Suggest that Yoruichi should take them. The Maggots' Nest may not be pleasant, but it's more secure.>>Warn them about Aizen
>>40866025>>Suggest that you could take them. Ninth Division's prisons may not be as secure, but the inhabitants are more manageable.
>>40866025>In any case, what the hell possessed them to think that they could beat you in a fight?>Suggest that Yoruichi should take them. The Maggots' Nest may not be pleasant, but it's more secure.>Warn them about Aizen
>>40866025>Suggest that Yoruichi should take them. The Maggots' Nest may not be pleasant, but it's more secure.>Warn them about Aizentwo points i didn't raise no mistake making fool, Gin is very deliberate in what he does, and we know Aizen has some sort of illusion power
>>40866025>>Suggest that Yoruichi should take them. The Maggots' Nest may not be pleasant, but it's more secure.>>Don't warn them about Aizen
>>40866146Shit think we might have to go have a talk with gin......
>>40866025“They're all yours, Yoruichi,” you sigh. She inclines her head, silently telling you that she understands exactly why you'd rather pursue this arrangement over keeping the prisoners in your own facility. “I'd like a word though.”The two shinigami stare at you in confusion. “What is it?” the woman asks.You shut your eyes, carefully contemplating your words. “The Aizen you seem to trust is an illusion, the combination of what you want to see in the man and the image he presents to you. It's my belief he's the one behind what happened to Shinji and the others... so be careful.”Nozaki snorts derisively. “You really think Captain Aizen is that dangerous?”“On the contrary,” you counter him darkly,” all Captains are dangerous. I simply realized long ago that Aizen isn't the exception he seems to be.”The prisoners are whisked away silently at Suí Fēng's direction before either one can manage a reply to your warning, but you get the impression that it caught their attention. You can only hope nothing comes of it.“So what are you planning to do now?” Yoruichi asks, settling into her chair. “You seem like you need a break.”>I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together.>I have some friends I'd like to spar with... you know the ones.>Let's just relax for once in our lives. The hell butterfly garden is nice this time of year.>Other?
>>40866705>I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together.YES YES YES!
>>40866705>>I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together.>"So was the black haired one your type?"
>>40866705>I have some friends I'd like to spar with... you know the ones.
>>40866705>>I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together.
>>40866705>I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together
>>40866705>I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together.>>40866747We're already dating Yoruichi numbskull
>>40866705>I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together.
>>40866705>Let's just relax for once in our lives. The hell butterfly garden is nice this time of year.
>>40866790pretty sure he wants us to say that to byakuya
>>40866790The joke was we say that to Byakuya since he saw his wife earlier
>>40866790You're an idiot. He wanted to tease that little shit with it. Not ask if Yoruichi wants to fuck someone else.
>>40866705>I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together.totally not a date. nope. not at all.
>>40866821>>40866822>>40866839I am drunk off my ass and yet i still regrey not seeing that at first, Sorry
>>40866705“I was thinking we could harass Byakuya together,” you shrug. “Seems to be how you pass the time, teasing people to death.”Yoruichi grins back at you. “It'll be like a family outing!”“Aww, do we have to?” Rangiku moans. “Byakuya's too damn serious to be any fun, I really prefer teasing guys like Isshin who don't get all bent out of shape over it.”You can't help but grin at her, sensing an opportunity. “Wow, and here I thought you went in for the quite, thoughtful ones. Gin'll be so disappointed!”Your daughter scoffs. “Isshin might be more my type if he'd ever look me in the eyes.”“Am I gonna have to protect my darling daughter's honor again?”The ribbing continues the whole way to the Kuchiki manor, until finally Yoruichi bumps against an unsuspecting Byakuya's head, her chest cushioning the already modest impact. It's impressive that Byakuya doesn't seem surprised at all, merely annoyed.“To what do I owe this displeasure?” he growls.Yoruichi is undeterred as always. “Oh, just checking in on my favorite pupil's progress! Thought maybe we could play another game of tag?”"I refuse.""Lame.">dice+3d10, DC 5
Rolled 3, 9, 10 = 22 (3d10)>>40867184
Rolled 2, 4, 1 = 7 (3d10)>>40867184
Rolled 9, 7, 3 = 19 (3d10)>>40867184
Rolled 2, 5, 1 = 8 (3d10)>>40867184"Don't you ever relax after an assignment? It's part of the officer perks, ya know?"
>>40867184>again?”Goddamnit now I want a side scene of Riku punching the shit out of some guy who tried to hit on Rangiku without knowing who she was
>>40867370There was a hilarious scene where we threatened to cut someone down like the dog he is, It's when we recruited Meirei
>>40867403Oh right, forgot about that, still want that side-story though.
>>40867431>>39961184Don't know if that worked and if it didn't here's the other linkhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39957264/
>>40867184“Don't you ever relax?” you sigh at Byakuya as he steps away from Yoruichi's cleavage. Good boy... if he'd lingered much longer you'd have had to have words. “I''m sure Isshin and Shunsui could show you how if it's a confusing concept.”Byakuya stares at you in surprise. “You noticed them? Even when they're letting out so little reiatsu?”Yoruichi laughs heartily. “Don't look so shocked, little Byakuya. Of course Captains like us can sense reiatsu better than you can... the third one is Kūkaku, by the way.”You nod. “Thanks, I've never paid attention to hers before, so I didn't recognize it at all.”“So what are they here for, to arrange a wedding or something?” you ask.“Why would you ask that?” Byakuya replies in confusion.“Don't lie,” you taunt him. “I saw the way you were looking at that young woman in the crowd... like a puppy having his tummy rubbed!”Yoruichi cocks an eyebrow at you. “Oh, so little Byakuya's finding out about forbidden love? How delightfully scandalous!”“That's not true at all!” Byakuya insists hotly, though nobody's buying it.“Methinks the boy doth protest too much,” Rangiku muses, hiding her massive grin behind a hand.Even Tenkotsuki weighs in inside your mind. “What a positively adorable reaction! I can see why Miss Yoruichi enjoys this so much!”>So, there some kinda meeting the Shihōin Clan wasn't invited to or something?>Fuck asking, let's go say hi.>Tease Byakuya about something else?>Looks like the kid could use a release, maybe sparring could work?>Other?
>>40867485>So, there some kinda meeting the Shihōin Clan wasn't invited to or something?>Tease Byakuya about something else? >Looks like the kid could use a release, maybe sparring could work?
>>40867485>>So, there some kinda meeting the Shihōin Clan wasn't invited to or something?>Looks like the kid could use a release, maybe sparring could work?
>>40867485>>Fuck asking, let's go say hi.
>>40867485>So, there some kinda meeting the Shihōin Clan wasn't invited to or something?>Looks like the kid could use a release, maybe sparring could work?
>>40867485>>Tease Byakuya about something else?>>Looks like the kid could use a release, maybe sparring could work?
>>40867485>Tease Byakuya about something else?>Looks like the kid could use a release, maybe sparring could work?
>>40867485>So, there some kinda meeting the Shihōin Clan wasn't invited to or something?>Looks like the kid could use a release, maybe sparring could work?Is this with shikai release? Or just sealed swords sparring?Might be cool to teach Byakuya to get used to the inherent weakness of Senbonzakura's lack of extreme close range use.
>>40867663>inherent weakness of Senbonzakura's lack of extreme close range use.Oh boy.You don't fuck with Byakuya by trying to get up close, he will do some crazy shit against you then.
>>40867704It took until after he had ichigo that he got to the point where he was willing to do that.
>>40867704I know he did do crazy shit to counter that disadvantage. With a bit of cost to his own body.
>>40867754I meant had met.
>>40867754Do what exactly? My memory is a bit fuzzy when it comes to bleach
>>40867485“So, there some kinda meeting the Shihōin Clan wasn't invited to or something?” you ask, turning to face the part of the manor where Ginrei has greeted his peers from the other noble houses. Yoruichi shrugs to herself. “Whatever, it's probably about something boring anyway. No loss.”“Actually," Byakuya interrupts before you can reply, “when last I checked they were talking about...”>d100, taking best of five
>>40867704I think the actual weakness to his zanpakuto is that the petals are still weak individually.If you have something with an Area effect that affect the petals individually regardless of how many are mashed together, such as increasing gravity for example, the attack is fucked.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>40867827
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>40867827
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>40867827
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>40867827
>>40867849But then he'll do that shit where he just makes swords from them.He actually has a very well rounded set of abilities, and what he can't do with them, he can actually improvise very well.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>40867827
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>40867827
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>40867827
>>40867827For a moment it seems like Byakuya has merely paused mid-sentence for some reason, but it gradually becomes clear to you that something unusual has just happened. The boy's mouth hangs open and motionless, while Yoruichi and Rangiku stand and listen to him as if nothing at all is wrong with the world around you. It seems that only you are aware that time seems to have come to a halt.“Tenkotsuki, what is this?” you ask in a low voice, testing out your limbs. You feel fine, as if whatever is affecting your companions has no effect on you whatsoever. There's a brief pause as Tenkotsuki's reiatsu flares several times. “I am not sure. It seems I too have escaped whatever has stopped time around us. Be on your guard, my dear Riku. Something is not right.”It's then that you hear it.The tiny sound of frantically beating wings approaches you from above, and a small bird with iridescent green feathers descends into view. It flits back and forth, its wings a blur of motion even to your eyes, and it ponders you with what seems to be the spark of intellect behind its beady black eyes.>Try to talk to it?>Draw Tenkotsuki?>Merely observe?>Other?
>>40868123>Try to talk to it?>Draw Tenkotsuki?
>>40868123>Try to talk to it?Um, woah. Is this Thunderbird's messenger or something?
>>40868123>>Try to talk to it?
>>40868123>Try to talk to it?
>>40868123>>Merely observe? Without really moving so much if that's an option?
>>40868123Wow the chief god of the Aztecs is around or a messenger of his? That's who I'm guessing it is anyway.
>>40868303Huitzilopochtli? I don't know who else it could be, but him sending us a message seems kind of strange.
>>40868343Coyote could have asked him to send us a message
Some bull shit level power. Probably close to a God or Ancient Spirit to time stop all the captains here.I don't think that power was used in the series or filler.
Rolled 5, 73, 1 = 79 (3d100)>>40868123“You,” you greet the bird gruffly. “I take it you're responsible for this, hummingbird?”The tiny animal zooms around you once, bobbing and weaving as it goes, before coming to a stop in front of you again where it hovers. Its bill slashes through the air as its head twitches back and forth, clearly examining you further.Tenkotsuki chimes in. “I do not think it can speak, Riku.”The bird then hovers closer to you, advancing an arm's length or so at a time between short dashes, before landing on an outstretched finger.“Why are you here, hummingbird?” you press despite not knowing whether it can respond or not. “Who sent you?”Without warning the bird's tiny, needle-like bill stabs the back of your hand, just hard enough to draw blood, before it zips straight back up into the sky. The stinging subsides as an image in colorful ink seems to scrawl across your left arm of its own accord, before the ink fades away leaving your skin as smooth as ever.“The hell was that?” you ask in growing alarm. Tenkotsuki ponders for a moment. “Ancient magic, very powerful but quite limited in scope.”“And that means?”“I believe it was meant as an amulet for travelers,” Tenkotsuki muses. “It seems someone in the realm of the Great Spirit would not mind seeing you return in the future, and wishes to avoid a similar incident to the one with Thunderbird.”“That's... good, right?” you ask, uncertain of the motive behind such action.Tenkotsuki seems indifferent. “Only if you end up returning there at some point. Otherwise, it's merely a form of acknowledgement.”“Could've sent someone more talkative,” you grumble mutinously. “Coyote, you dog.”>QM rolling
>>40868509FUCKING CALLED IT!
>>40868509Is nobody else concerned about that nat 1? anybody?
>>40868650I'm going to laugh my ass off if it's Aizens roll
>>40868650Same dice system we have.So that five and the one are the problem. That's a failure no matter how you slice it.
>>40868659My god that would be funny
>>40868659>>40868738but he MEANT TO DO THAT!
>>40868509“Why is the effect not ending...” Tenkotsuki muses quietly in your mind. “If Hummingbird is gone and time is still stopped, that could only mean one thing.”“Hello, Amatsu-Mikaboshi,” she greets nobody in particular as a painfully bright light fills your eyes. You suddenly find yourself within your own mental realm, standing a pace behind Tenkotsuki as you stare at a shadowy figure in the rough shape of a man.A gravelly, stern voice responds to her in turn. Its words are polite, but its tone is filled with a hidden disdain that permeates every syllable. “It has been many years.”“State your business,” Tenkotsuki snaps, far more visibly angry than you're accustomed to seeing her, “then go. And do not forget that you are here at my leisure.” The shifting, amorphous figure laughs, or rather you think it's probably a laugh. “My, your courtesy has lessened of late, Tamamo-no-Mae.”Wait, did he just say what you though he said? Casting a sidelong glance allows you to see the furious look on Tenkotsuki's face, which is all the response you need to tell you that Amatsu-Mikaboshi's words are probably true. But why would she hide something like this from you for so long?“And I see your personality is no less intolerable than when I left,” she growls, taking a seat underneath the cherry tree. “But enough pleasantries. Speak before I remove you from my presence by force.”“There was another god here, Tamamo-no-Mae,” the shifting mass of darkness explains, “one which I did not recognize. Who might it have been?”Tenkotsuki shrugs the question off. “It was Hummingbird, if you really need to know. He marked my dear Riku with a rune that will allow her to travel freely in the realm of the Great Spirit... a great and prestigious gift, to those who understand its significance.”>Interrupt?>Allow them to continue?
>>40868771>Amatsu-MikaboshiDear god no. Everything is fucked.
>>40868771>Interrupt?>My mind, My inner mental realm, MY RULES
>>40868814It might not be the comic book one you know
>>40868771>>Allow them to continue?
Our zanpakuto spirit is a kitsune. A ninetailed one at that. Well that explains why she was able to separate rosa and riku.>>40868771>>Allow them to continue?
>>40868771>Allow them to continue?
>>40868771>Allow them to continue?Tamamo no Mae? I remember when she was the main villain of Ghostbusters Japan Quest.Also "Tenoktsuki" has some serious answers later.
>>40868904>Also "Tenoktsuki" has some serious answers laterNo shit. However we shouldn't be unreasonable about it.
>>40868841It's still a very bad news.
>>40868884I don't think our zanpakuto spirit is really a zanpakuto at all, in that she's not a part of us. She's just moonlighting as one. Makes me wonder why Nimaiya Ouetsu didn't notice/care.
>>40868904In mythology she's the most beautiful/smart woman ever. Who was totally a kitsune and was killed for it.Other guy is still a god of chaos no matter the cannon. So yeah he's scary as fuck.
>>40868931>However we shouldn't be unreasonable about it.Yeah gotta disagree with you on that one, She's lied waaaay to many times to us now
>>40868841He's still the Shinto equivalent of Nyaralathotep pretty much. Though I still suspect he was only made up relatively recently. Like the whole "evil embodiment of the darkness before creation" thing just doesn't seem like a very Eastern concept?
>>40868943She seems to have calmed down and have become a better person then what she was.>>40868965Wasn't she also a bit of a bitch that was planning on killing the emperor of japan.>>40868978No she didn't. We never fucking asked about it even through there have been hints that she was more than she seemed.
>>40868904A lot of players figured that. That is why Tenko was so nervous when the 'God of Swords' was around.Tenko however has never led Riku wrong, so just show patience with her.
>>40868904I think you mean Hoji has some things to damn well answer....
>>40869008Right. Sure point that out. Make her the bad guy.Just because she was poisoning him for an evil lord doesn't mean anything!
>>40869039I didn't say she was a bad guy. I would put money on the tale where she escaped being true. She seems to have changed since then. Probably went down in tails until she had one again.
>>40868965>Other guy is still a god of chaos no matter the cannon.Isn't August Star actually the god of order? The bad kind of order, but order nonetheless.
>>40869068Except for that stone she gave us.
>>40869081Ama-tsu-Mikaboshi (ja:天津甕星, "August Star of Heaven"), also called Ame-no-Kagaseo (ja:天香香背男, "Brilliant Male"), and later Ama-no-Minaka-nushi ("Divine Lord of the middle heavens") was originally a Shinto god of the Pole Star and the primordial chaos.>Primordial chaos
>>40869092Okay. What am I missing.
>>40869127When she was killed didn't she turn into some horrible rock of death that was haunted by her ghost?Our bankai is a tiny rock that creates a no fly zone for super powers?
Guy's I think we're pulling an ichigo here. Where Tenkotsuki is our version of Ywatch.
>>40869035When she died she became an evil spirit called Hoji, She haunts the Sessho-seki
>>40869092That stone is also our 6th seats shikai. The killing stone.
>>40868771“I see. As for this girl, what is your relationship to her?”“I have a name,” you scowl. “Since you're inside my head, it's only polite that you use it.”“I am not exactly inclined to chat with you or any other god,” Tenkotsuki continues to growl after your outburst. “Do not feign ignorance as to the reason, you know as well as I do that Miura-no-suke shot me down with a seki-stone arrowhead.”“That is why I chose to hide this from you for so long, my dear Riku,” Tenkotsuki explains, turning to face you for the first time rather than addressing the god that has invaded your mental space. “No human could have procured such a weapon on their own, which means that another lesser deity had to have deliberately armed the hunter Miura-no-suke, who killed me, as such.”“I did not wish to burden you with such knowledge,” she concludes warily. “And perhaps I did not wish to confront that fact myself. But there it stands.”“And do you truly believe that I am personally responsible for your death?” Amatsu-Mikaboshi laughs cruelly. “You brought it on yourself, regardless of who the supplier of the weapon happened to be. You should have known better.”“I am through exchanging words with you,” Tenkotsuki snarls. “Get out, and take a warning to the others: the next one of you who intrudes in my wielder's head will have their own offered to her as an apology.”Zanpakuto or god, you can't be sure what Tenkotsuki is anymore. But the murderous look in her eyes is enough to silence the uninvited guest. “Be gone.”(1/2)
>>40869181>>40869165There are three versions of the myth. One where she was killed and became a ghost that huanted a stone killing everyone that came near it. One where the dude who killed her killed himself later. And one where she tricked the dude into believing that he killed her and after he killed himself she cursed him to become hoji. My bet is that the third is the true one in this case.
>>40869178Pretty much but even more invasive? Even though the Old Man lied about being a zanpakuto spirit, he still wasn't literally Yhwach's astral projection but was instead the manifestation of a different part of Ichigo I'm pretty sure.Whereas Tenkotsuki is some youkai who's been squatting in our soul and gave us amnesia so she'd have a more comfortable nest.
>>40869119Eh, primordial chaos is rather inaccurate term (it's more of Greco-Roman concept), IIRC in Shinto it was more of primordial darkness/emptiness and the actual universe is closer to concept of "chaos".
>>40869217daaaaaaamn tenkotsuki is BAD ASS when she wants to be
>>40869239No that's not what happened at all. No where has that been implied what she did considering that people tend to lose their memories from when they were alive eventually.
>>40869217I remember hearing from... somewhere... that a kitsune that has all nine tails is as strong as a kami, but I figured Mikaboshi is a lot more to swallow than your average god.
>>40869284How come the kid chad befriended didn't loose his memories when coming to SS then? Seems waaaay to suspicious to me
>>40869284She confessed that she was the one who made a partition in our memories, and is why Rosa Rosette was sealed up the way she was. Like there wasn't anything natural about it.
>>40869310You mean the kid who gets sent there and is never seen again.>>40869316That still doesn't mean she did it for the reasons that one anon said. I'm seriously worry he's going to same fag votes to accuse her of doing that. Or same fag votes that have riku acting betrayed.
>>40869356>is never seen again.Mate he did find him....Jesus go watch the anime again
>>40869217After Amatsu-Mikaboshi disappears, Tenkotsuki lets loose a scream of frustration and slams her fist into the ground, opening huge fissures in the cliff face and sending giant chunks of volcanic rock tumbling into the sea far below."I am deeply sorry for this," she mutters, collapsing once more under her tree. "Truly, I am. I had hoped it would take longer for the other gods to learn of my presence here, that by then you would have fully mastered our Bankai.""I was naive. That has ever been my undoing."Even "Rosa" seems to have come out of whatever corner of your mind she usually skulks in to see what all the commotion is about.>So what do I need to know going forward?>You kept this from me? How can I trust you now?>I think it's time you told me everything.>What's done is done. Tell me when you feel ready.>Other?
>>40869375Ah that was from the anime. Must have been filler cause that never happened in the manga. That means it's not canon.
>>40869356Infact here's the wiki pagehttp://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Y%C5%ABichi_ShibataWas never seen again huh?>>40869393>You kept this from me? How can I trust you now?>I think it's time you told me everything.
>>40869393>You kept this from me? How can I trust you now?>I think it's time you told me everything.
>>40869393>>So what do I need to know going forward?>>I think it's time you told me everything.
>>40869393>>What's done is done. Tell me when you feel ready.She has been upfront and backed up Riku when needed generally.
>>40869393>So what do I need to know going forward?
>>40869393>I think it's time you told me everything.>So what do I need to know going forward?
>>40869393>>I think it's time you told me everything.
>>40869393>What's done is done. Tell me when you feel ready.
>>40869393>What's done is done. Tell me when you feel ready.And look at all that samefagging.
>>40869393So.. what's our real relationship? Are you actually my Zanpakuto? I Mean what the fuck?
>>40869393>I think it's time you told me everything.Normally I would be content to wait until she thinks the time is right, but this has me curious.
>>40869393>You kept this from me? How can I trust you now?>I think it's time you told me everything.Yeah no you ain't getting away with lieing not once but several times to us
>>40869393>>What's done is done. Tell me when you feel ready.
>>40869393>What's done is done. Tell me when you feel ready.it's more fun this way... plus we have other shit to worry about for now, no need to add to it
>>40869393>>You kept this from me? How can I trust you now?>>I think it's time you told me everything.
>>40869460Stop fucking same fagging. Especially since she never fucking lied to Riku. He's some common sense for you. It's generally really odd and apparent someone is stuffing the box when only one or two people complained about something.
>>40869489>Stop fucking same fagging.Said the person who is more than likely samefagging the other option
>>40869393"I'd like to be patient, really, I would. But if gods are just going to start showing up now, I'll at least need a primer."
>>40869393>So what do I need to know going forward?>What's done is done. Tell me when you feel ready.
>>40869517>>40869489Oh teh noes, sam fwagging!Both y'all niggas.Leave.
>>40869393>>I think it's time you told me everything.Can I vote for this, but specifically NOT the 'how can I trust you now' bit? The damaged trust is better left implied.
I really hope that Queen ignores the obvious same fagging.
>>40869583Both sides are obviously samefagging you dunce
>>40869393>>What's done is done. Tell me when you feel ready
>>40869586>>40869599>>40869604You can fucking stop now jackass's
>>40869583I hope that >>40869586 votes are ignored just like >>40869556 are, since they're both samefagging and one is too permissive while the other two melodramatic. Like this is a Big Deal.
>>40869621So says the samefaggot.
>>40869646Only one of those votes were samefagged.
I'm seeing something of a preference towards information, and that is both the more interesting option for me to write and what I feel is most in character.The tone will not be overly aggressive.>writing
>>40869750Well at least the samefagged vote isn't going to go like how the people wanted it.
>>40869750>Letting the most samefagged option winSure glad to know you run that way King!
>>40869646Hell, maybe just have the progagonist be rendered speechless? Also I didn't know Rosa Rosette could even manifest on her own while Tenkotsuki is still active.
>>40869621Someones being a little bitch.
>>40869794>people disagree with me!>IT MUST BE SAMEFAGGOTS!
>>40869750Thank you>>40869794Seriously? You can't just enjoy the quest you have to attack the QM? You're like that guy from UMGQ who wouldn't shut up about our legs.
>>40869857Yes, Because this whole situation was godawful and he choose the stupidest option
>>40869846No, no anon you don't understand.This is a popular quest, everyone is samefag.No one is loyalees- whoa, I mean, not that.
>>40869888>Get mad at your soul partner and be a bitch>Don't, and be understandingYeah he totally picked the worst option, fuck off edgelord, he came to a reasonable in-character compromise
>>40869750>preference towards information>The tone will not be overly aggressive.Agreed that is definitely what is needed more. Not cheap, manufactured drama.Should be expected from a matured and experienced professional, really.
>>40869888Dude, on top of Aizen now we might have to deal with the Shinto Pantheon picking fights with us, and the being who is supposed to be a reflection of ourselves (Nimaiya Ouetsu's ultimate lesson is "the sword is you") is instead something straight out of folklore. Enough is enough. This isn't even about being mean, this is more that we'd be fucked if Amatsu Mikaboshi really wanted to start shit, so waiting for her until she's ready just isn't valid.
>>40869393“Are you really my zanpakuto?” Your question is as earnest as it is simple, and it's honestly been a long time in coming.“Very well, I think it is about time,” Tenkotsuki sighs. “I was once a nine-tailed kitsune, considered a goddess in my own right. You no doubt know of my death already, but I also spent many decades trapped in the Dangai after being cleansed from the Sessho-seki, drifting aimlessly. That is where I found the soul of Rosa Rosette, in the process of tearing herself apart from guilt and rage but unable to hollowfy due to what she was.“Many souls had made desperate offers before for my help, but most were too focused on material wealth, or promises of power or authority. I rarely took them seriously, but Rosa was different. She made me an offer in exchange for easing her passage, at the cost of the one thing most precious to any of her clan.”“Pride,” Rosa mutters, taking a seat nearby. For once she seems not aggressive, but rather tired. “We offered her our pride, the most sacred and valuable thing a quincy can possess.”“Precisely,” Tenkotsuki nods. “It was the offer of that sacred intangible that convinced me I was dealing with a different sort of person altogether. I separated the parts of her soul that were in conflict, and took the place of Rosa Rosette's pride in order to hold the whole arrangement together, thus holding up my end of the bargain.”“And that's how you ended up reflected in my zanpakuto,” you conclude quietly, now understanding the truth behind what your zanpakuto has always told you.(1/2)
>>40869964Yes because trusting someone who lied several times too you is SUUUCH a good idea, And who also seperated your soul for other reasons probably, OH and who more than likely wiped your memory!
>>40870005Tenkotsuki gives you a tired smile. “In life I was Tamamo-no-Mae, who was killed due to her own youthful foolishness. In death I was known as Hōji, the vengeful spirit of a dead goddess haunting the living world. In my new life, I have found myself in the unexpected role of your Zanpakuto, Tenkotsuki. That is the existence I would choose for myself, if you would permit it.”>What were you even doing in the world of the living, anyway?>What does our Bankai actually do?>I don't suppose any of this is reversible, so it hardly matters who or what you are.>I do permit it.
>>40870020>What were you even doing in the world of the living, anyway?>What does our Bankai actually do?>I do permit it.
>>40870020>What does our Bankai actually do?>I do permit it.>No more lies however, From you to me or me to you
>>40870020>>I do permit it.>>What does our Bankai actually do?
>>40870020>>What were you even doing in the world of the living, anyway?>>What does our Bankai actually do?>>I do permit it.
>>40870020>I don't suppose any of this is reversible, so it hardly matters who or what you are.>What does our Bankai actually do?
>>40870020>>What were you even doing in the world of the living, anyway?>>What does our Bankai actually do?
>>40870020>I do permit it."But how would you even know someone like Amatsu-Mikaboshi?"
>>40870020>>What does our Bankai actually do?>>I do permit it.
>>40870020>What does our Bankai actually do?>I do permit it.
>>40870020>>What were you even doing in the world of the living, anyway?>>What does our Bankai actually do?>I do permit it.
>>40870020>I do permit it.>What does our Bankai actually do?Riku forgives the silly fox, it's not like she ever actually Lied to us, she just avoided telling us all the details.
>>40870045>>40870080Setting up to samefag this earlyReally?
>>40870106You realize that's what happens when you have the options highlighted and then click on the post number, right? It's a hell of a lot faster, the lettering automatically gets transferred to the box
>>40870105>it's not like she ever actually Lied to usAnnnd then we have this dumfuck
>>40870007She never lied to riku. That's your fucking delusion. Go look back in the archives. She hasn't lied once.
>>40870020>I do permit it.>What does our Bankai actually do?"Additionally, how likely would it be to have any more deities in hiding? What's the extent of their their influence, both in Soul Society and the mortal realm?"I'd imagine it'd be best to keep matters like this from overlapping with Soul Society or mortal realm business.Similar with how the SS keeping their's and Hueco Mundo's influence minimal with the mortal world.
>>40870132You can only highlight if it's in the same row though can't you?
>>40870134And here we have someone trying to stir up shit. She never did lied to riku. That's like this one guys belief who keeps saying it despite there being flat out proof that contradicts him.
>>40870141>>40870165Not him but this doesn't prove shit. Last time the samefag shit up the thread he did the same shit and went on a rant about how he wasn't samefagging and others were.
>>40870179no, it works on multiple rows just fine, you just need to be a little careful
>>40870179No you can highlight the whole fucking thing if ya felt like it
>>40870020"What do Kami want with you though? Does Inari want to discipline you or something?"
>>40870212>>40870214Oh...Well sorry then, Didn't know that
>>40870205The >>40870141 and >>40870165 are less than 60s apart, they can't really be made be a same person.
>>40870201Actually he's right, technically, while she never told us the entire truth, she never did LIE to us, she IS our zanpakuto, she was just something else before that, she didn't lie, she just didn't tell us everything, and we drew conclusions based on what she did.
>>40870252Do you really think that matters new friend??
>>40870252Do you really think that Matters new friend??
And we found our same fag. Well you know what to do everyone.
>>40870392Not waste anymore fucking space in the thread cusing him out?
>>40870392Was pointing out to an idiot that you can samefag easy as fuck and making baseless claims like, "But they're 60 seconds apart!" Means jack shit.
>>40870020“You and that jackass both said something about foolishness,” you observe. “What did you mean?”Tenkotsuki shuts her eyes briefly as she summarizes her story. “I grew bored of the Soul Society and the company of other gods, and left for the Imperial court. I felt as though the change of scenery would prove inspiring, but instead my very presence proved poisonous to the Emperor. It was the notion that I could have anything approaching a normal life that was foolish.”“And our Bankai?” you press. “I take it there's something more to it than what you've told me.”“Not at all, my dear,” Tenkotsuki laughs softly. “I told you it contains a portion of my power. That was the full truth. When left to rampage uncontrolled it destabilizes and crushes any other reiatsu that manifests within a certain range. That is all there is to it.”That makes sense. It explains how the limiter caused your Bankai to only partially affect Thunderbird, since it only had one fifth of its usual power. It also explains why nobody around you can sense reiatsu when you use it: because it simply overwhelms that sixth sense in most people who have it. She told you as much up front, you just never thought about it.“You have never seen yourself when you use it,” Tenkotsuki continues, “but you also gain a number of ghostly 'tails' in accordance with your own power in Bankai. As you grow stronger you may cast low-level kidō despite my Bankai's effects. It is because over centuries you have gained enough skill to draw on some of that crushing reiatsu.”“I will teach you more next time you fight, but know for now that you currently possess three such tails.”>I have more questions.>Rosa, what's your take?>We were doing something just now, right? Let's get back to it.
>>40870612>Rosa, what's your take?If only we could have waifu'd ourself? The wording on that is fucked. But the point stands. Rosa is drop dead sexy.
>>40870612>Rosa, what's your take?
>>40870612>>We were doing something just now, right? Let's get back to it.
>>40870657Don't bring this up for the love of god.....PLEASE
>>40870612>We were doing something just now, right? Let's get back to it.
>>40870612>>Rosa, what's your take?
>>40870612“Rosa, what do you think?” you ask.Your doppelganger shrugs. “You already know what I'd normally say, right?”“Fuck the vixen, use my skills?”She nods. “Sounds about right.”“That's all you have to say?” you press.“Nothing I say will change what happened,” Rosa tells you through gritted teeth. “I've come to accept that, just like I've come to accept that you're a stupid bitch who's far too forgiving.”“I'll forgive you for that,” you smirk. To your surprise, Rosa merely pushes the hair from her eyes and smirks right back at you.“I know. Don't get too complacent Riku, or I'll have to take the reigns instead.”You shake your head. “See, it's that attitude that's kept us apart so long.”And then, just as suddenly as this whole mess began, you find yourself back outside your mind.“... you, Captain Kusajishi,” Byakuya continues as if nothing ever happened.“You okay, Riku?” Rangiku asks, noticing you waver on your feet for a moment. Yoruichi notices it as well, and there's a look of concern in her eyes.>It's nothing.>I'll tell you later.>Something stupid just happened.Also,>Pump Byakuya for information.>Not in the mood, go talk to the old men yourself.
>>40871265>>Something stupid just happened.>>I'll tell you later.>>Pump Byakuya for information.
>>40871265>Something stupid just happened.>I'll tell you later.>Pump Byakuya for information.SPILL IT LIL BYAKUYA!
>>40871265>Gods suck>Pump Byakuya for information
>>40871265>Something stupid just happened.>I'll tell you later.>Pump Byakuya, Ara ara~
>>40871265>I'll tell you later.>You remember the coyote thing? It's kind like that>Pump Byakuya for information.
>>40871265>Something stupid just happened.>I'll tell you later.>Pump Byakuya for information.
>>40871265Second thread since the shitstorm ate alot of posts?
>>40871265>I'll tell you later.>Pump Byakuya for information.
>>40871469Maybe. It's also been six hours already, so I may just run this one off the board instead.
>>40871517Mkay i understand why, Hope you'll do a second thread though!
>>40871517Still on Page 6 anyway, so this thread probably won't fall off the board for a while.
>>40871582It's already page 7
>>40871265“You remember when I went to Colorado?” you ask. “Sort of like that. I'll explain later.”Byakuya clearly doesn't get it, but Rangiku and Yoruichi exchange a nervous glance. “So!” Yoruichi exclaims, trying to move the discussion along. “What exactly are they saying about Riku?”“As if I would tell you,” Byakuya replies. His expression is neutral, but you can hear the sneer in his voice.Yoruichi shakes her head solemnly. “It's like you don't understand, little Byakuya. You can't tease me like that, telling me they're talking about my Riku but not telling me any of the details.”“Surely you can think of a few topics they could be discussing?” Byakuya shakes his head. “I thought you were cleverer than that.”“Oh, I am,” Yoruichi replies, circling the younger noble like a tigress circling her future meal. “I'm just not exactly patient, little Byakuya.”With a single motion Yoruichi steps past Byakuya and grabs the ribbon from his long black hair.“You can have this back if you tell us everything you know,” she tells him in a deceptively playful tone.“Don't underestimate me,” Byakuya insists. “I won't rise to such bait.”“Oh?” Yoruichi replies with a smirk.You shake your head. “You can't back down now, young man. Just remember this was the future you chose.”Suddenly Byakuya's sash is gone, and Senbonzakura clatters to the ground.“Look what we've got here!” Yoruichi calls from atop a nearby wall. “Give up?”“I refuse.”(1/2)
>>40871721This is going to get ugly....Poor Byakuya....
>>40871794I REGRET NOTHING!
>>40871861Oh don't worry, Neither do i hahahah
>>40871721The next exchange is even faster. Byakuya dives for his sword and unsheaths it in a practiced, fluid, and unfortunately predictable motion. Yoruichi merely flash-steps next to him and wraps Senbonzakura's blade with the boy's own obi, preventing him from releasing it as something pulls him off his feet.As Yoruichi yanks the sword away from him, Byakuya spies the hilt of Rangiku's sword. Too late to notice her releasing Haineko and laying its ash along the ground like a rug for her to pull out from under his feet, though.He gets up, but finds Yoruichi tugging on his sleeve. She spins him around, and with fast hands unfastens his black kosode."My, you're still as skinny as ever!" Yoruichi exclaims. "Tell me what I want to know or the hakama come off next."That's a serious threat, and you get the feeling that Yoruichi's ultimate intent is to make Byakuya retrieve them himself. To be seen like that would be the ultimate indignity, and the young Kuchiki knows it.>Tell Yoruichi to give the poor kid his clothes, you'll ask the old men yourself.>He's ready to tell you now, ask him again what's going on.
>>40871930>Tell Yoruichi to give the poor kid his clothes, you'll ask the old men yourself.Sigh....Also anyone got the latest pastebin?
>>40871930>He's ready to tell you now, ask him again what's going on.
>>40871930>>He's ready to tell you now, ask him again what's going on. No mercy
>>40871930>He's ready to tell you now, ask him again what's going on
>>40871930>>Tell Yoruichi to give the poor kid his clothes, you'll ask the old men yourself.Let's not be an asshole and make byakuya our enemies for a long ass time.
>>40871930>>He's ready to tell you now, ask him again what's going on.
>>40871930>>He's ready to tell you now, ask him again what's going on.Mercy is for the weak and the humourless.
>>40871930>Tell Yoruichi to give the poor kid his clothes, you'll ask the old men yourself.Going any further would make us a bit of an asshole.
>>40871930>He's ready to tell you now, ask him again what's going on.>"We don't want to have to do this Byakuya, Just tell us already....Well maybe Yoruichi wants to......"
>>40871930>Tell Yoruichi to give the poor kid his clothes, you'll ask the old men yourself.
>>40872114>>40872127It's to late....It's already happening
>>40871930>Tell Yoruichi to give the poor kid his clothes, you'll ask the old men yourself.>>40872168No it's not.
>>40872168Is that even an accurate .gif since it was immediately followed by things NOT going?
>>40872204Look i'm trying to rebuild my library after an accident so that's all i got that fits for the moment....
>>40871930“If he had anything to tell us he'd have done it,” you observe. “I think we'll have to just let ourselves in and ask for ourselves.”Yoruichi nods gently, handing off the clothing to a sheepish Byakuya. “Next time remember it's refusing to admit when you're beaten that's shameful, not knowing when to back down and doing so.”“You make up half this shit as you go, don't you?” you ask as the three of you leave Byakuya to re-dress himself.With a laugh, Yoruichi admits that it's probably more than half.The parlor room where Ginrei has met his guests falls silent as you enter. Rangiku bows respectfully, though Yoruichi realizes that for her to do so is pointless. She's in the company of peers and friends, and the situation is clearly casual rather than formal.“I see we failed to keep you from discovering this little meeting,” Lord Ginrei greets you. “You finished with the prisoners much sooner than anticipated.”“We did,” you nod. “So what's with the secrecy?”Captain Kyōraku coughs into his hand, and the Shibas glance at one another.“Well there's no easy way to fess up,” Shunsui begins, “so I'm going to let Isshin explain.”“So it's like this,” Isshin begins, gesturing vaguely with his hands. “Nobility's about more than a name, right? Or at least that's how it's supposed to be, but not how it is... I mean, most of us are perfectly fine! Miss Yoruichi's great, even!”“We're not engaged anymore Isshin,” Yoruichi sighs. “You can cut the bullshit.”“I know,” he relents, “sorry. Takes a while to shake old habits, you know? But anyway, we were talking about it, and we've agreed... well we agreed to ask you, that is...”(1/2)
>>40872528Finally Kūkaku seems to lose what little of her patience was left to start with, and nearly brains Isshin with her good arm. “What Captain Classy and Captain Confidence were tryin' to say is Ginrei thinks it's a good idea if one or the other of our families offers to adopt you. To make you a noble, though not one that's gonna inherit a Clan.”>Oh. That's nice, I guess.>You what now? Why?>YORUICHI! EXPLAIN!>Other
>>40872568>>Oh. That's nice, I guess.>>blink as you process what they actually said.>>You what now? Why?
>>40872568>YORUICHI! EXPLAIN!Riku Kuchiki when?
>>40872568>Oh. That's nice, I guess.>.....>You what now? Why?
>>40872568>Oh. That's nice, I guess.actually process it>You what now? Why?>YORUICHI! EXPLAIN!
>>40872568>>OtherWould I have to call anyone mom or dad?but seriously backing>>40872615
>>40872568>YORUICHI! EXPLAIN!>I'm still keeping my name of Kusajishi....No you can't talk me out of it
>>40872631>Kuchiki>Not FēngYou disgust me.
>>40872568>Oh. That's nice, I guess.Wait a little bit then finally process>YORUICHI! EXPLAIN!
>>40872568>You what now? Why?>YORUICHI! EXPLAIN!That is quite something though.Didn't the Fengs and Omaedas start out as bodyguard families for the Shihouins until they got elevated to Nobility status? Is this gonna be the same sort of deal?And I agree with this sentiment >>40872652>I'm still keeping my name of Kusajishi....No you can't talk me out of it
>>40872568>Oh. That's nice, I guess.>>You what now? Why?We must make it a delayed reaction for maximum effect.
>>40872568>>You what now? Why?>>YORUICHI! EXPLAIN!
Can we not insult a bunch of nobles by insisting we keep our last name.
>>40872631>>40872680You don't wanna force him to call us Onee-chan?
>>40872752No, It's a matter of pride damn you!
>>40872528Does this mean I can make little bee call me big sister?
>>40872755I'd rather force little bee to do that.
>>40872774And people once again so that they fail at reading. There is no feng here talking about doing that.>>40872780No one from that clan is here talking about adopting riku.
>>40872568But then everyone else from Rukangai will only have Kenpachi to aspire to. Do we really want that?
>>40872815Yes. If our relationship ever comes out people are less likely to bitch about it. Also you are forgetting Rangiku and gin.
>>40872568>Oh. That's nice, I guess.
>>40872815Hell no! We're keeping our last name!
I bet there are actually only two people saying we should keep our last name.
>>40872845Yeah we loved that area so much. Starving was the fun part.
>>40872568>Oh. That's nice, I guess.>...Why?
>>40872894As i said before it's a matter of pride, Also i'd rather we not become a political tool, Hell why don't we start our own minor noble family?
>>40872929Ah. It's a troll. Just ignore him everyone. He's pulling shit out of his ass.
I'm pretty sure our last name came from the 'town' we are from, not a whole lot of pride in that i think
>>40872972>Someone's disagreeing with me!>Oh i know i'll call him a troll!Yeah sure asshole
>>40872752>>40872878>To make you a noble, though not one that's gonna inherit a Clan.Not gonna inherit anything of theirs in the first place, so what's wrong with keeping the Kusajishi name?That name's (whether it be Shiba, Kuchiki, Shihouin, Feng, or Omaeda) for the legacy of true heirs of that particular noble's clan.
>>40872977But anon, Kenpachi Zaraki!The Kenpachi from the district of Zaraki.Zaraki's Kenpachi.
>>40872977It's probably the same dude how was ranting about how Tenkotsuki was lying to us the whole time even through there was flat out proof she wasn't in the form of the archive. Cause he's saying they plan to use us as a political tool without any proof.
>>40872568“Oh,” you offer a tiny exclamation. “That's very nice of you.”It takes several seconds for the meaning behind Kūkaku's words to fully register, during which you're favored with a series of amused grins.“Yoruichi. Explain to me what just happened.”“Well,” Yoruichi begins to explain, trying and failing to suppress a grin of her own. “It would be a mixed blessing. Many lesser nobles wouldn't like it, but it'd put you in a good position to deal with more important families and with the Central 46. It'll also give you a greater degree of personal freedom... you could even marry into one of the great Clans, with the right name.”“Kyōraku or Shiba would both do equally well.”Marry into nobility, huh? You suppose you can see the benefits to that... it would certainly make your situation simpler.“It was the same way with my wife,” Ginrei reminisces fondly. “A Lieutenant of common birth... I arranged for Shunsui's grandfather to adopt her into their family to give the marriage legitimacy.”“Why now?” you ask, though you suspect given the way Ginrei looks at you and Yoruichi that you know what his answer would be.It's Shunsui who steps up, apparently oblivious to the true intent of the offer Ginrei has arranged. “It's like this, we noble families like to recognize certain accomplishments. Dealing with the Great Spirit and the Valhallans gives you more right to a noble name than most nobles who are born with the dumb things.”>Can I keep my own last name? It's a reminder of who I am.>I accept, assuming this is all for real. Whichever family.>Kyōraku Riku has a nice ring to it.>Shiba Riku, huh? Would that make me Kaoru's sister?>Other?This will be the last vote of the session.
>>40873051>I accept, assuming this is all for real. Whichever family.
>>40873051>>Shiba Riku, huh? Would that make me Kaoru's sister?
>>40873003The dude flat out said we should refuse to change our name because they are going to make us a political tool when there is no proof of that being a thing at all. >>40873011You don't know anything about japanese adoption customs do you? Cause not taking the name of a family that adopted you is a major insult.>>40873051>>I accept, assuming this is all for real. Whichever family.
>>40873051>Can I keep my own last name? It's a reminder of who I am.>If it's all right with you Ginrei, The kuchiki family so i can look after Byakuya
>>40873051>>I accept, assuming this is all for real. Whichever family.
>>40873051>I accept, assuming this is all for real. Whichever family.Both of those families suck. This sucks.
>>40873051>If it's all right with you Ginrei, The kuchiki family so i can look after Byakuya
>>40873051>Kyōraku Riku has a nice ring to it.
>>40873051>If it's all right with you Ginrei, The kuchiki family so I can look after Byakuya
>>40873051>>Shiba Riku, huh? Would that make me Kaoru's sister?If we do get adopted, then each family likely has its own traditions etc we'll need to learn. The Shibas seem fairly relaxed.
>>40873224>If we do get adopted, then each family likely has its own traditions etc we'll need to learn.HAH no chance in hell
>>40873150>>40873165>>40873173>>40873192>>40873215I get that you want the pants on head retarded value of it. But isn't it extremely disrespectful to say this?
>>40873224Speaking of all the families being different, if we get adopted into Kuchiki... What happens to Rukia, if she'll even exist? Or is she already in the family by this point? I'M WORRIED NOW.
>>40873051>If it is permissible, I would like my mentor Shihōin Yoruichi to adopt me into her family.
>>40873267I chose the option because it's what we promised. We did promise to look out for Byakuya, and what better way to do that than become his adoptive sister? It'd let us be protective without being weird... Weirder.
>>40873267They're too busy hoping for SoL stuff to think about the actual gravity of the situation and her position in it.
The Kuchikis are not on offer because Ginrei isn't the only member of the family with a say in things, and the rest of his family are somewhat opposed to the notion of adopting commoners. He'd do it, but it would cause all sorts of problems that getting the Shibas or Kyōrakus to do it.I will allow voters who voted for Kuchiki to change their votes rather than drop that on you in the next update.
>>40873051>Other?"Mind giving an overview of what the major accomplishments of the lesser nobles were, and what entitlements they received? I'd like to see how much my own merits measure up, so that they won't think I'm being curry favored too much by the great Clans."Still, be very thankful for being considered for this boon.
>>40873313Eh i'll change to Shiba then>>40873192
>>40873051>>Kyōraku Riku has a nice ring to it.
>>40873281Never liked her anyway.Does that mean no snowflake version Ichigo?Never liked him either.
>>40873313Ok, changing vote, I was this guy.>>40873173Guess I'll make my vote...>Shiba Riku, huh? Would that make me Kaoru's sister?
>>40873313>>40873318Ah, I see now. In that case changing>>40873150to>Shiba Riku, huh? Would that make me Kaoru's sister?
>>40873318Two families come forwards and offer to adopt you. You say, "Nah that's cool and all but I'd rather have someone else."In an orphanage that's a massive slap in the face.In a political situation where we're being offered the chance to move up in station... it's a slap in the face.
>>40873313Changing my vote to the shiba.
>>40873375Yeah, I got it. Already changed my vote.
>>40873375I didn't realize that Genrei wasn't offering.
>>40873375Already changed my vote mate
>>40873417Same, Changed my vote though
>>40873375Oh. OHHHHHHHH.I'm changing my vote (>>40873306) to the Shiba family.
>>40873051>Shiba Riku, huh? Would that make me Kaoru's sister?I got here late but I'm going to try to save anon from his retarded writeinsI fear it may be in vain.
>>40873539That's the secret, Anon. It always is.
>>40873539Most of us changed when we realized what was going on
>>40873539It is too late, comradeIt was always too late
>>40873051“Well, you know more about the noble families than I do,” you admit to all four of the assembled nobles. “Which one seems like a fit?”Shunsui ponders that point while Isshin shrugs. “The Shibas have always had a role in diplomacy. Your stunts during the war seem to fit into that.”Ginrei nods in agreement. “I would tend to agree.”“My family can be a bit...” Shunsui winces as he struggles to find an acceptable word. “Hard-assed. I can tell they'd get fed up with you pretty quick, so Isshin's probably right.”“After all, there's a reason I don't spend that much time with them.”Isshin turns to face his cousin. “So, you think this is fine?”Kūkaku nods in agreement. “If Yoruichi likes her, she's alright in my book.”That seems to settle it... except for one detail.“So, does this mean there'll be three Captain Shibas?”Isshin frowns. “If you ask me the name you've kept for over a century's too important to just strip away. If you want we can work the Shiba part in, maybe use an “of the” somewhere.”You bow slightly in thanks. "So this means I get to be Kaoru's big sister?""Guess so," Isshin grins. "She'll be happy."After a long day, full of revelations and surprises, you're more than ready to get some rest. The specifics of your new name can be worked out later, but what's important now is the future it's opened up to you. As the moon rises you find yourself offering silent gratitude towards Kuchiki Ginrei for that opportunity, before Yoruichi's soft snores send you drifting off to sleep.
>>40873777So wedding with yuroichi when?
>>40873777And on that note, it's time to wrap things up. Thanks for coming back!From here it's a new game. Plots and politics abound as multiple parties push their own agendas, and Riku's adoption and the revelation of Tenkotsuki's former identity place her right in the thick of it.Keep an eye on Twitter for news on when I'll be back, and see you then!
>>40873871Thanks for running!
>>40873871Thanks for running.
>>40873871thanks for running
>>40873863Probably not for a long time, it's still firmly in the realm of the personal.This simply means it will one day happen.
>>40873871Well, we have the major relevation of Tenko out of the way now.No wonder her bankai is broken, it is unlocking a God level power through an already very strong shinigami.Also explains why Coyote was so polite. He knew what Tenko was, greeted her as such and said no more.Other then getting Riku high. So very very high.
>>40873871Thanks for running, Queen.
>>40873871Cheers for your return, and thanks for running. Hoping to see how this elevated status will affect Rangiku and Gin as well, and what their take on it will be.
>>40873936>Other then getting Riku high. So very very high.That makes you wonder...Does that mean Tenkotsuki also got high?
>>40873916I'm making some changes to how I have it organized, should be available tomorrow.In fact if I don't get around to any questions here, I have an ask.fm under the same name as my Twitter. So while I may not be back from getting a meal in time to get to a question that comes up, feel free to ask there.
>>40873871I hope with all that going along, we don't forget about Aizen.Becuase... I don't think he's gonna forget about us. Also the idea of him being in the same region as the Kami makes me nervous.
>>40874073>same region as the KamiThere are different grades of Kami, Aizen would only be a fucking minor one though.Japanese gods are bloody brutal
>>40874103By region I meant the idea of the Kami hanging around the Soul Society. Even if Aizen's current level of bullshit power isn't enough against the gods, he can still plan. And talk. And serve tea.
So wait, we're Ichigo's Aunt now, aren't we?He might be salvageable this go-round, seeing as we mostly did right by Gin.
>>40875669I can't fucking WAIT until Urahara asks us to train him>You do know he has to be alive at the end of this right?>So long as he keeps dodging he'll be fine!