“You saw one chance at victory,” Kenpachi grumbles angrily, his blade now jammed deep into Ichigo's chest, “so you let your guard down? An' here I thought you mighta been the one that wasted Aizen... well, if you were I guess that just means he was too weak to hack it anyway.”Ichigo, his eyes wide in disbelief, watches as his zanpakuto snaps before him. Kenpachi's sword had passed through it almost as if it weren't there, piercing through it with ease before doing the same to him. The jagged edge pulls free. Blood falls slowly through the air as the world grows dim.“Can't believe I wasted my time on this runt,” Kenpachi sighs as he turns to walk away from the scene, though his enemy can't even hear him anymore. As everything seems to crawl to a halt, a third figure approaches Ichigo.His clothing seems insubstantial, like shadows lapping around his slender frame, and his face is framed by a thin beard. It seems he looks down at Ichigo in a mixture of sadness and disgust.“What are you doing, Ichigo?” he demands. “You shouldn't be losing like this when you haven't even called on me properly yet.”In a moment, Ichigo is standing once more. Zaraki turns in place to face him, surprise evident in his features as the bloodflow seems to stop.“Coulda sworn your heart just stopped,” Zaraki grins, “but I ain't gonna complain!”With a massive burst of speed, Ichigo draws a clean slash across Zaraki's chest with his deeply-curved blade, and the giant Captain's grin widens in excitement.“Sorry, Zaraki,” Ichigo apologizes, “but I can't waste any more time here. I've got somewhere I need to be.”>1/3
>>43890663“I don't care about that shit!” Zaraki roars happily, slashing back at Ichigo with a wild swipe that earns him a second gash on his ribs. “How'd you come back from the brink of death? Where'd you get this strength? None of that matters!”As Zaraki continues to swing his nameless zanpakuto furiously at his smaller, faster opponent, the two trade minor injuries. Neither shows any sign of falling. “Keep gettin' stronger! Keep risin' again and again so I can keep cuttin' you 'till one of us dies!”After taking another serious blow, Zaraki stops to laugh like a man possessed.“The hell's wrong with you?” Ichigo demands. “Even with Zangetsu's help, you just won't go down!”“Zangetsu, huh?” Zaraki laughs, sidestepping a burst of reiatsu in the vague shape of an arrow as Ichigo tries to keep him off-balance. “That's a good name! Can't tell you anythin' about mine yet, but in exchange for the introduction I'll show you somethin' special!”Zaraki's left hand, which until now has seen little use in the fight, finds its way to the hilt of his sword as he adopts a high ready stance. “I've been savin' this to impress a special lady,” Zaraki admits with a wicked grin, “so you better not tell anyone you saw me usin' it... if you survive, that is!”“You really think a two-handed stance will make that much of a difference?” Ichigo wonders aloud, sizing the Captain up. “It's not live you've doubled your reiatsu or anything.”Zaraki laughs again, his reiatsu soaring in strength yet again as he finds a rare moment of focus. “To be honest, I'm the worst of the Captains when it comes to kenjutsu. But if you're this naive, Ichigo, guess I'll have to be the one to show you how big a difference it can make.”>2/3
>>43890706“And that's how it was,” Yoruichi finishes, poking a stick at the little fire in the hearth of the shelter cut back into the base of the Sōkyoku hill. “Zaraki just walked away after that. Either his wounds were too severe to bother finishing Ichigo off, or he just couldn't bring himself to do it. I don't know for sure.”“There's a worse scenario,” you mutter, staring down at Ichigo as he rests. “Could be he had too much fun to kill the kid.”“Oh, Ichigo,” Yoruichi grimaces at the notion. “Poor, dumb Ichigo. You're in such trouble and you don't even know."The light filtering in from outside has grown dim over the last few hours, and though it's been nice to just sit with your wife for a while like this the world hasn't stopped moving just for you. Tatsuki, Ishida, Yasutora, and Ganju are all in your Division's custody by now, and Kai is resting from the protracted duel against Ishida in which his zanpakuto was damaged by a Seele Schnieder. You've also received word that Renji has managed to escape from the Sixth Division's barracks. Byakuya must be furiously searching for him by this point.“It only seems quiet,” Rosa observes in your mind. “You're lingering too long.”“Quiet, Rosa,” Tenkotsuki hisses. “You may have forgotten, but those of us who still have bodies need to rest every once in a while or they start to lose strength.”>Rosa has a point, you should return to your Division.>You should probably search for Renji. That could spell trouble later.>Just stay here until nightfall.>Other?
>>43890706>“I've been savin' this to impress a special lady,” Zaraki admits with a wicked grin, “so you better not tell anyone you saw me usin' it... if you survive, that is!”hehehe Zaraki's got a murder-crush on Riku. how cute.
>>43890738>Rosa has a point, you should return to your Division.
>>43890738>>You should probably search for Renji. That could spell trouble later.
>>43890738>You should probably search for Renji. That could spell trouble later.Shit, I want to stay but probably should get back to work.
>>43890738>Rosa has a point, you should return to your Division.we can put strawberry through training from hell tomorrow.
>>43890738>>Rosa has a point, you should return to your Division.
>>43890738>>You should probably search for Renji. That could spell trouble later.>>43890739He always did, it just got worse after she blew her top after losing her sword temporarily.Riku has just been pre-occupied recently so he lost interest in the spars.
>>43890738>Kiss de gurl, it's been a stressful couple of days and you haven't had her to help you cope.
>>43890856>>43890738Second this in addition to the winning vote
>>43890856Truly, this man is a genius
>>43890856I suppose the tail-trauma would be tough to swallow without doting on the cat a little.
>>43890856I'll support this before we go back
>>43891045 Much like her armpit.
>>43890738>You should probably search for Renji. That could spell trouble later.>Kiss de gurl, it's been a stressful couple of days and you haven't had her to help you cope.
>>43891127Armpit here meaning sideboob, I'm sure.
>>43891045“As much as I'd love to just stay here,” you sigh wistfully, “there's more to be done. Renji's off being a loose cannon for one thing.”The two of you allow yourselves to share a brief, tender moment together... all to rare these last few days, not just due to the ongoing drama but the fact that Yoruichi has been a cat since she got back. Then, immediately regretting the decision, you leave for the Ninth Division barracks. Along the way you meet Rangiku, who seems out of breath. It's like she's been searching for you at a breakneck pace since you left to meet Yoruichi. “There you are!” she declares. “I just got word from Gin, Momo's broken out of her quarters, she's been missing since then!”“Can't say I'm surprised,” you admit with a sigh. “She's probably going to try and track me down, and odds are good Captain Hitsugaya won't be too far behind.”“This is getting out of hand!” your daughter shakes her head, clearly frustrated with her fellow Lieutenant. “And if Captain Hitsugaya is going to get involved, things are going to get dangerous.”She has a point. Two Lieutenants fighting is a dangerous enough situation for most shinigami to find themselves in the middle of, but if Hitsugaya is serious about this there may be a fight between Captains. Getting innocents caught in that is something that should be avoided at all costs.>Let's head away from the barracks. She'll come to us.>Let's get closer to Tenth Division. That may leave Hitsugaya hesitant to fight.>I'm going to get away from any bystanders, Rangiku. Please don't follow me.>Other?
>>43891241>Let's get closer to Tenth Division. That may leave Hitsugaya hesitant to fight.
>>43891241>Let's head away from the barracks. She'll come to us.
>>43891241go invisible, track Hinamori down, and use Inemuri on her so we don't have to be violent
>>43891288>>43891241this.Also adding to that: slap some reiatsu cuffs on her and hand her back to Hisugaya
>>43891241>>Let's head away from the barracks. She'll come to us.
>>43891241Go find Hitsugaya and tell him to handle her. We can take advantage of the fact that he cares about her well-being. If he cares about her well being the best thing he can do is keep her confined for now. Momo has already fucked herself enough already with the messing up the crimescene, threatening us and then breaking out of her confinement. Clearly she isn't in her right mind.
>>43891288this, and also have Rangiku try and head off Hitsugaya and explain
>>43891544“We'll lure her away from the barracks,” you decide. “That way if things go wrong nobody else will have to be drawn into it. If you can keep Hinamori occupied, I think I can handle the situation without any need for violence.”Rangiku nods thoughtfully to herself. “I'll do what I can, of course. But I'm not sure how much she'll be willing to listen to me.”That'll have to do. You lead Rangiku away from your Division's barracks, eventually settling on an area for your confrontation: an empty stretch of alleyways between Ninth and Tenth Division's regular patrol routes.“Why is this even here?” Rangiku muses. “I've never really mentioned it, but doesn't the Seireitei look like it's twenty times bigger than it has to be?”You merely shrug, sensing a Lieutenant's spiritual presence coming towards you.“I've never been particularly good at this trick,” you admit to your sword as you draw her. “Tenkotsuki, please lend me your skills once more.”“When you ask so nicely,” Tenkotsuki sighs dramatically. “Kyokkō,” you declare, hearing Tenkotsuki recite the incantation for you. The world seems to wrap around your edges, making you all but disappear from view.It only takes a few moments for Hinamori to arrive.“Where is she, Rangiku?” Hinamori demands, her voice filled with a desperate urgency.Rangiku shakes her head. “I'm not going to facilitate this anymore, Momo. You have to stop.”“I can't,” the smaller Lieutenant insists, her body visibly trembling. “Not until Captain Aizen's death has been avenged!”“I already told you,” Rangiku growls. “Captain Kusajishi had nothing to do with that, you're acting crazy!”Hinamori draws her sword, evidently having made her mind up. “I admire your loyalty, Rangiku, but it makes me sad that you're loyal to the wrong person. I didn't want to have to do this... not when you've always been so kind to me.">3d10, dc 7 to do it completely unnoticed
Rolled 10, 9, 6 = 25 (3d10)>>43891747
Rolled 5, 1, 7 = 13 (3d10)>>43891747
Rolled 6, 8, 7 = 21 (3d10)>>43891747
Rolled 7, 7, 3 = 17 (3d10)>>43891747
>>43891767got it in one
>>43891767Why can't we have a crit?
>>43891836Riku doesn't have to try hard.
>>43891836because then momo probably wouldn't wake up
>>43891868Hey, since we released, can we see any evidence of Momo being under Aizen's spell?
>>43892094She might just be really stupid.
>>43891747“Snap, Tobiume!” Hinamori calls on her sword as she draws it. But you don't allow her to do anything with it.You thrust a hand the Lieutenant doesn't see in front of her face, and feel Tenkotsuki helping you cast the “Inemuri” spell. The first thing she notices is the sensation of her nervous system being overwhelmed by your kidō, and if she notices anything else beyond that it's not for long, Her pupils dilate and contract rapidly several times, and finally her eyes lose focus as she slumps to the stone tiles under her feet. The kidō you've hidden yourself with wears off, and you reappear once more.“Thank you, Tenkotsuki,” you offer respectfully. “That was much better than it could have been.”“Think nothing of it, my dear Lady Riku,” your sword replies, a bow almost audible in her tone.Rangiku quickly moves to place Hinamori under even more extensive bakudō, until you're certain even you would have a tough time breaking free.“Slow down, girl,” you mutter in amusement. “She's not going anywhere.”“Now she's not,” Rangiku agrees, clearly not yet over Hinamori's drive to attack you. “Really, if I weren't her friend I wouldn't keep putting up with this.”“And what would you do if you weren't her friend, Lieutenant?” Captain Hitsugaya asks sternly as he joins the three of you. He doesn't look thrilled by what he sees.“I thought I told you to keep a closer eye on this girl,” you scold the young Captain. “This is the second time she's tried to attack me.”“I see you've treated her quite gently again,” he observes calmly, looking over the scene. “Though the binding seems a bit excessive. When I felt you release your sword, Captain, I was concerned that I would have to kill you.”>Watch your tone, boy. Your friend here threatened my daughter, she's lucky to be alive.>Take care of her this time. She's just gonna keep getting herself in trouble.>You sound almost disappointed.>Other?
>>43892114>Take care of her this time. She's just gonna keep getting herself in trouble.
>>43892114>Watch your tone, boy. Your friend here threatened my daughter, she's lucky to be alive.
>>43892114"Sure you would, squirt." pat his head>Take care of her this time. She's just gonna keep getting herself in trouble.
>>43892114>You sound almost disappointed.
>>43892114My god he's like an internet white knight.Shut the hell up you little shit and keep her away.Your threats don't mean a fucking thing if she gets herself ganked.
>>43892114>>Watch your tone, boy. Your friend here threatened my daughter, she's lucky to be alive.>Take care of her this time. She's just gonna keep getting herself in trouble.
>>43892114>>Watch your tone, boy. Your friend here threatened my daughter, she's lucky to be alive.Shiro continues to be a shit.
>>43892114>>Take care of her this time. She's just gonna keep getting herself in trouble.
>>43892114>You sound almost disappointed.>Take care of her this time. She's just gonna keep getting herself in trouble.
>>43892175yeah, shiro's a dumbass. looks like hanging out with Riku and a better Rangiku didn't cure that
>>43892240He didn't really hang out with Riku or Rangiku much, he was a bit of a buz kill, from the ask. Too serious and Riku had to brow beat him to get a hobby.
>>43892114Check to see if anyone is under Aizen's spell while we can.
>>43892114God fucking dammit you little white haired fuck! Might want to remind him that most other captains would have executed her on the spot the first time. If he can't keep his friend in line even for her own sake... Besides threatening a follow captain? Thin ice you twerp.God fucking dammit Queen, how have you managed to push my buttons this well? You glorious bastard
>>43892240To be fair, Ichigo would do exactly the same thing.
>>43892345If Rukia was trying to murder us he'd probably yell at her and want to know what crawled up her ass.
>>43892382and if we hurt her he'd beat on us.
>>43892399I don't think he'd keep spouting it. He'd probably understand somethings fucked up with Rukia.With the snowflake it fucking feels like he's not even acknowledging her psychosis.
>>43892114>>You sound almost disappointed.
>>43892436He also learned that someone he considered a mentor had a rather large secret. And who knows what Ashido is telling him right now, remember what we told him all those years ago.
>>43892114>You sound almost disappointedAww, he thinks he's actually a real captain
>>43892114“Look Shiro,” you insist, dropping any tone of formality for the time being. “I get that you care about the Lieutenant. I really do. But your little friend here was about to attack my dear daughter, and do you see me threatening anyone? Of course not, because I keep my personal and official matters separate!“You should really try it some time, it makes this whole Captain business way easier.”“I don't need you reprimanding me like I'm some spoiled brat,” Captain Hitsugaya mutters, though you're fairly sure you've made your point. Still, you won't settle for anything less than total victory this time.You shake your head in disbelief. “Really, you do need someone to reprimand you. The way you've been acting lately is dangerous, and this absolutely isn't the time for it.”Hitsugaya silently hefts Hinamori over his shoulder, gripping by the chains of kidō that are binding her. He turns to leave, but pauses before he does so.“You have a point, of course. My apologies for the inconvenience.”After he's gone, Rangiku sighs and brushes a stray strand of hair out of her face. “I've never seen him look so embarrassed. You really let him have it.”“He needs to grow up,” you declare. “Someone with potential like his has no alternative.”“You figure Aizen tried to play on that deliberately?”“I have no doubt.”>1/2
>>43892481What did we tell him? I for the life of me can't remember.
>>43892513now I'm just imagining Rangiku slapping Hitsugaya around and telling us "mother, he think's he's people" when we get confused
>>43892539>The drunk can't remember
>>43892539don't be a little shit, basically
>>43892526The next morning is a peaceful one, for once. With only Ichigo having eluded capture the teams searching the streets of the Seireitei have thinned out dramatically. It actually leaves you a few options for what to do with your time, once the usual paperwork is out of the way.>Go pay a visit to Rukia in the Tower.>Look in on Ichigo and Yoruichi.>Interrogate one of the invaders?>Other?
>>43892539>Aizen's a tool, that's why I'm going to make a bunch of Arrancar.
>>43892539That Riku was a Quincy.Not that it was actually a secret. Not her fault that nobody looks at the public records.
>>43892589>>Go pay a visit to Rukia in the Tower.
>>43892593>"How are you not getting this!?"
>>43892589>>Go pay a visit to Rukia in the Tower
>>43892589>Look in on Ichigo and Yoruichi.
>>43892589>>Interrogate one of the invaders?Shunko time.
>>43892589>Look in on Ichigo and Yoruichi.Rukia's still got a month's worth of appeals and whatnot, she'll be fine. Central 46 totally won't change their bureaucratic nature right now for no reason
>>43892589>Interrogate one of the invaders?We need to question Ichida on his capabilities and limits for his and the other captains' sake, or he might get accused right away.
>>43892589>Go pay a visit to Rukia in the Tower.
>>43892589>Interrogate one of the invaders?
>>43892589>Go pay a visit to Rukia in the Tower.then>Look in on Ichigo and Yoruichi.
>>43892645Did you miss the part where they completely changed their bureaucratic nature for no reason?
>>43892557Nice one! But really I was just drinking alcohol that one time, now I'm drinking coffee. >Interrogate one of the invaders?Might want to talk to Tatsuki, us moving to cat waifu and nephew might draw unwanted attension.
>>43892589>Interrogate one of the invaders?Quincy boi, y you be stupid?
>>43892589>Go pay a visit to Rukia in the Tower.probably best to visit Ichigo when we can tell him how his waifu's doing
>>43892589>writing>cue Ichigo being a moron in 3... 2...
>>43892882He is going to get his fucking head kicked in.
>>43892882>>cue Ichigo being a moron in 3... 2...Oh boy!
>>43892882he's about to hit on Yoruichi, isn't he?
>>43892979REMOVE BERRY'S BERRIES
>>43892882>cue Ichigo finding out best cat and Aunt Riku are married lesbians in 3....2....
>>43892882You decide that it's time you visited Rukia once more, this time heading for the white tower by the Sōkyoku grounds. She deserves to know the fates of the people who came here to save her.You find her just as she's being moved into the tower itself, but not before Byakuya does. For some reason it seems Ukitake's here as well, likely overseeing the transfer itself rather than coming to visit Rukia in any sort of unofficial capacity.“Goodbye, Rukia,” he tells her, finishing up whatever he came here to say.You scowl at him. “You're a real piece of work, little Byakuya.”“We each do what we must,” he replies calmly. “You know that.”“Still, I'm not exactly thrilled at your attitude towards the situation, Lord Kuchiki,” Ukitake frowns. “You would think a brother would care more about his sister's fate than that.”“You might think that,” Byakuya retorts. “Rukia knows our family, and she knows its business. So she also knows what to expect when one of its members breaks the laws of the Seireitei.”You're about to argue with him about his stubborn refusal to even CONSIDER that the Central 46 may be acting improperly, when you find yourself rudely interrupted.”>dice+3d10, higher as always is better.>Will consider the first four this time
Rolled 10, 10, 10 = 30 (3d10)>>43893025Dammit Berry!
Rolled 8, 1, 1 = 10 (3d10)>>43893025what up Renji?
Rolled 7, 3, 3 = 13 (3d10)>>43893025Fucken A'
Rolled 10, 3, 8 = 21 (3d10)>>43893025
Rolled 8, 10, 6 = 24 (3d10)>>43893025Here we go!
>>43893045OH SHIT NIGGA!
>>43893045Dice god in person.
>>43893045Did we just replace Rukia with Kisuke's blow-up-doll gigai?
>>43893045Riku will not put up with Ichigo's shit.
>>43893045Well alright then.
>>43893045Anon, you bless us with your presence.
>>43893065Aizen's plan just got totally derailed
>>43893045>Riku making everyone look like complete morons in 3... 2...
...well. that was a thing.
>Renji comes in, preparing to fight Byakuya, make everything look more dangerous, and give Aizen an excuse to move up the trial>Riku dropkicks him before he can say a word>notaccordingtokeikkaku.jpg
SO SHINYSO CHROME
>>43893164Riku drops Renji, Ichigo, and Momo, who somehow escaped again, so quickly even best cast said "Damn that was fast." So quickly Byakua and Ukitake don't even know Ichigo was there.
>>43893164Like we just kick him in the gut? If he somehow sees it coming we could make a small Danku right behind him to keep him in place.Or we can just roundhouse him.
>>43893224no, we dropkick him. as in toss him into the air and kick him out of sight
>>43893045OUR GOD IS A KIND AND BENEVOLENT GOD!
>>43893045You can feel him long before he even arrives. Ichigo has somehow managed to escape from Yoruichi, and is on his way much faster than he should be able to. Of course, it must be that he's stolen one of Yoruichi's many spiritual tools. Probably that wand you used to cross the Atlantic back during the Great War. Byakuya seems to notice something coming, but you've already begun damage control with Tenkotsuki.“On it!” she tells you as Ichigo cuts through the spot where you were standing with no warning, watching his blade slice cleanly through the afterimage you left to trick him. In the same instant you pivot in place, striking him in the face as you cast Inemuri on him. The combination of the powerful blow and the kidō knocks Ichigo unconscious instantly, a feat no doubt made vastly easier due to his wounded state.As your feet return to the spots where they were just before Ichigo struck, Tenkotsuki completes her spell. She succeeds in hiding Ichigo's body even before he falls to the floor.Your expression never changes.“I felt something just now,” Byakuya muses, a look of non-comprehension spreading across his features. “It felt as if a Captain was fighting nearby.”You exchange a look with Ukitake, feigning concern. “What are you talking about, Byakuya? It's just us here.”Byakuya glances at his sister, then at Ukitake, then at you. He looks around himself, as if trying to spot an assailant that simply isn't there to be seen.“I was certain of it,” he insists. “Surely with your level of skill you felt it as well?”“Nah.”Ukitake seems puzzled as well. “I think the strain may be getting to you more than you think, Captain Kuchiki.”“I...” Byakuya begins, trying and failing to come up with something to say that won't make him sound like a madman. You can see in his eyes that he's beginning to doubt himself as well now, which is exactly what you wanted.>1/2
>>43893464Whenever Isshin wants Ichigo to behave, he's just going to have to mention our name
>>43893464Ichigo jobbed so hard.
>>43893464Taken out and hidden before anyone even noticed he was there.This is better than I hoped.
>>43893464My god Riku is fast...
>>43893464>Byakuya right now
>>43893464>“I...” Byakuya begins, trying and failing to come up with something to say that won't make him sound like a madman. You can see in his eyes that he's beginning to doubt himself as well now, which is exactly what you wanted.Giggled like a loon. Did Ukitake really not notice, or is he just that much of a bro?
>>43893464Completely no-sold Ichigo's dumbass dramatic entrance.
>>43893464“Go home Byakuya, you're drunk,” you advise, shaking your head dismissively.Byakuya nods quietly. “I may take your advice, Captain. Perhaps recent events have had an unwelcome impact... my sleep has been off recently.”With that, Byakuya leaves you with Ukitake, Rukia and her escorts, and an unconscious and invisible Ichigo at your feet."Sir... can we continue transferring the prisoner?" one of the guards asks as Rukia blinks awkwardly. It seems everyone else here has momentarily forgotten what they were doing."That's right," Rukia mutters. "I was going to prison, wasn't I?""I'll be along to speak with you in a moment," you assure Rukia, giving Ichigo's head a subtle kick as he seems to stir for a moment. Probably not necessary, but every little bit helps."Yes, ma'am," Rukia replies, sounding exhausted. "You know where to find me."The guards lead her off into the tower, and Ukitake continues to stare at you in puzzlement.You can feel that Yoruichi is on her way here, her spiritual pressure hidden to anyone not intimately familiar with its qualities.>Explain to him that you're covering for a stupid kid's attempt to free Rukia.>Explain that Isshin's kid is currently invisible, sprawled at your feet.>Small talk until he leaves, then pass Ichigo off to Yoruichi.>Other?
>>43893572>>Explain that Isshin's kid is currently invisible, sprawled at your feet.
>>43893464I imagen Riku's face will be something aking to this once we get to have a little chat with our darling nephew... Except even more murder smile then what my reaction folder will allow.
>>43893572>Explain that Isshin's kid is currently invisible, sprawled at your feet.
>>43893572>Small talk until he leaves, then pass Ichigo off to Yoruichi.
>>43893572>“Go home Byakuya, you're drunk,”Glorious.>>Explain that Isshin's kid is currently invisible, sprawled at your feet.
>>43893572Tell him there's some weirdness going on, and it has to do with the invasion and maybe Aizen's death, but we don't have all the pieces yet. We'll tell him when we have more information
>>43893572>Explain that Isshin's kid is currently invisible, sprawled at your feet.Ukitake is on the level. He's literally one of the most bro-tier characters in the setting.
>>43893572>Explain that Isshin's kid is currently invisible, sprawled at your feet.>Today was a day full of stupid kids doing stupid things.
>>43893595Like pic related?But it's Riku & Yoruichi, and imagine another bit with Ichigo's face making a huge frightened frown.
>>43893572>Explain that Isshin's kid is currently invisible, sprawled at your feet.Ukitake's awesome, and Tenkotsuki was out so we know there's no illusions or bullshit around
>>43893595more like this
>>43893572>>Explain that Isshin's kid is currently invisible, sprawled at your feet.>>Small talk until he leaves, then pass Ichigo off to Yoruichi.>>43893572
>>43893565What is the sauce on this gif?
>>43893786I don't know. But that looked fucking brutal... Jeez I feel myself cringe a bit when she just limply falls to the ground.
>>43893572“Jūshirō,” you ask hesitantly. “What would you say if I told you I had a teenaged nephew?”“I'd ask you when Kaoru found time to have a son,” he replies with a cheeky grin.“He's not Kaoru's,” you admit, to his surprise.“Who, Isshin?”You nod, and his eyes widen in surprise. “That's a name I haven't heard in a while. I'd always hoped he was alive and well.”“Three kids and a wife,” you grin. “I'd say he's doing pretty good for himself.”“And so what does this have to do with the current situation?”“His name is Ichigo, and right now he's invisible and curled up in a ball at my feet.”Jūshirō nods thoughtfully. “I see. I thought I felt something suspicious just now. If it was the child of a long-lost Captain that would make sense. He's here to rescue Miss Rukia?”“Near as I can tell.”“So you've taken personal responsibility for his safety and that of his friends, despite holding to your own duties?” he asks. “Quite the line to toe.”“Tell me about it,” you mutter. “He's a damn handful, but he's not even the worst thing going on here.”“I take it Lady Yoruichi's involved as well? It makes sense given her absence.”As Yoruichi makes a fast pass under the walkway, you nudge Ichigo's unconscious body off the edge with one foot so that she can catch him. Requiring no communication and only a second or two of Ichigo being visible again as he falls, your wife immediately adjusts to the situation and quickly makes for the Sōkyoku.“It also explains why you just kicked the poor boy off the tower,” your fellow Captain adds with a smile.>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.>Don't concern yourself with this. Much simpler that way.>Other?
>>43893923>>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?We Both no something isn't right here. Aizen get killed in one hit and NO ONE noticing? Just on the heels of My nephew showing up, and Rukia's unfitting execution before that? This isn't Denmark, but something stinks.
>>43893923>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.stay safe Jūshirō, and try and keep your friends safe. I don't really know what's about to happen, but it's pretty clear this trial's a lot more important and dangerous than it should be
>>43893923>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?
>>43893923>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.
>>43893786>>43893848I think it's SAO. Never been entirely certain.>>43893923>>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?>>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.
I really hope Captain TB isn't one of Aizen's flunkies. he's an awesome dude, doesn't deserve that kind of shit
>>43893923>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.
>>43893923>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?Hopefully he and Shunsui can do their righteous thang and prevent the execution if Riku gets into a fight with Aizen or something.
>>43893923>>>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.
>>43893923>Other?Tenkotsuki, can you check if there's any traces of illusions around here?
>>43893923>>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?
>>43894019I doubt it. Him and Shunsui are completely loyal to the Old Man, have been forever
>>43894019He's like the nicest fucking guy in the setting. I'm not being tricky or evasive here, I wouldn't fuck with that.
>>43893923>Other?Tenkotsuki, can you check if there's any traces of illusions around here?>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?
>>43893923>>43894090Supporting, have her check us too. If Jūshirō is still under it we have proof at least that the bastard isn't as dead as he appears.
>>43893923>>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?>>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.
>>43893786The girl looks like the one from Trails in the Skies
>>43894148Oh fuck it is Estelle
>>43893565Duh he's a Brosuf-maximus.
>>43893923>Oh, also, I strongly believe Aizen faked his death once I tipped off #1 he was being passively influenced by Aizen's sword.
>>43893923>There's a broader conspiracy here, going back centuries.>I may need your help with Rukia. Can you do it if I'm unable?
>>43894173>>43893986>>43893848Found it, sauce is eiyuu densetsu: sora no kiseki, I believe
>>43893923“Captain Ukitake has also been under Aizen's influence,” Tenkotsuki informs you quietly. “He is not currently being influenced, to my knowledge.”“There's something really messed up going on,” you tell Captain Ukitake simply. “I can't tell you all the details, but all of this is connected: Central 46's obsession with Rukia, Aizen's death, and more besides. I will try to save Rukia's life, but when the time comes I may not be able to do so.”“Would you do that?” you ask him calmly. “Can I count on you, Jūshirō?”After a moment, he nods. “If it's that serious, I suppose I have no choice. Does the Head Captain know?”You chuckle to yourself nervously. “He knows some of what's going on. But for the same reasons I can't tell you everything, I can't tell him everything either.”“You certainly don't make it easy, do you?” Ukitake chuckles. “I'll expect an explanation later though.”“Fair enough.”>Speak with Rukia>Return to Headquarters>Join Yoruichi>Other?
>>43894388>eiyuu densetsu: sora no kisekiIt had an anime? Neat
>>43894407>>Speak with Rukia
>>43894407>Speak with Rukiaonce we've made sure she's as ok as possible, Join Yoruichi
>>43894407>Speak with Rukia
>>43894407>>Speak with Rukia>Join Yoruichi
>>43894407>Speak with Rukiagoddamn impending execution, stopping us from spending time with our wife and nephew
>>43894407>Go talk with our little Yuki-hime.
Watching this quest makes me want to watch bleach. But then I remember there is no Riku the bringer of common "fucking" sense to make it enjoyable.
>>43894557Riku is the embodiment of Anti-Kubo.
>>43894651and also regular Kubo, which is odd
>>43894691before kubo went all aizen bullshit kubo
>writingAnyone want to write in a few snippets? May work them in as I go, so feel free.
>>43894730I don't know, I mean she doesn't have canon-Rukia's death wish so what more is there ot say beyond asking her to stay strong?
>>43894730We should check to see if anyone is nearby and then inform her of the current situation, let her know we have things well in hand.
>>43894730Drop subtle hints of the posibility of her rescue.
>>43894760an obligatory joke about her boyfriend being very persistent. even took down Kenpachi yesterday
>>43894760...what WAS her problem in canon?
>>43894730>berry boy went and tried to save you, although stupid of him, I think it's sort of sweet of him to do such a thing. How did it go? my fist met his face and he went to sleep.
>>43894730Mention that Tatsuki has gotten rather strong. She might be good competition.For itsygo's heart of course
>>43894730use the relationship secret and drop the possible wedding bombshell on her. watch her fluster levels go up.
>>43894805She killed her mentor after he'd been body snatched by the hollow who killed his wife. He also looked like Ichigo.
>>43894867Oh god if they marry it's kuchiki+shiba, holy shit there might actually be pressure on her to do that at some point for political reasons
What actually happened to Kaien?
>>43894939Converted into the hollow that hollowified Masaki
>>43894867>>43894906dear god, we NEED to mention this.
>>43894906I don't think so. Seeing how there is no chance of Byakuya having kids.
>>43894997So there is a piece of him in Ichigo. Maybe Shichigo is Kaien here.
>>43894799Nope, Kenpachi rekt Ichigo in this canon because he actually practised with his sword and didn't just rely on his retardedly high STR/END scores.
>>43894730You remember that the whole reason you were here was to speak with Rukia, and now that she's comfortably situated in her new confines you decide to follow through on that intention. She's inside the tower, which is devoid of any furnishings, sitting against a wall.“So, here we are,” she sighs. “Could use some cushions, but I think that's on the long list of things I'm not allowed.”Taking a seat on the floor next to her, you frown. “You know Ichigo came to rescue you, right?”“I suspected he'd do that,” Rukia smiles. “That boy is hopeless. Can't leave him alone for five minutes. How has it gone so far?“Our Division has captured all of them but Ichigo already,” you tell her. “They should be fine though.”Your Commando seems worried at first, but when you assure her that none of them are in immediate danger of dying. “And what happened earlier?”“Ichigo tried to rescue you,” you explain with a snicker. “It was sweet of him, but he's still wounded from the fight with Kenpachi. So I had him go to sleep for a while.”“I didn't even see it!” Rukia exclaims, completely astonished. “He's grown faster so quickly.”“Tatsuki's grown much stronger too,” you tell her. “They all have, except for Yasutora.”“Well I'm glad they're okay,” Rukia smiles. “So they'll be allowed to go home safely?”“I'll make sure of that,” you insist quietly. “And I haven't given up on you either, for that matter.”>Leave it at that, see to Yoruichi and Ichigo.>Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.>Write-in?
>>43895055>>Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.
>>43895055>Tease her about when she's going to finally accept her feelings for ichigo and give us grand-nephews already
>>43895055>Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.Also>“Tatsuki's grown much stronger too,” you tell her. “They all have, except for Yasutora.”I kinda wanna give Chad a personal training session or something. He's gotta get on point sooner or later.
>>43895055Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.>except for Yasutora.poor chad
>>43895055>Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.Still early for Ichigo imo.
>>43895055Poor Chado, even Riku puts him down now, he really is Bleach's punching bag.
>>43895094We must train him in the ways of not being a jobber.
>>43895055>Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.
>>43895055>Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.Fucking Chad... you don't deserve this.
>>43895101He is not the punching bag we deserve but the one we need right now. And we will keep punching him. Because he can take it.
>>43895055>Leave it at that, go see to the other captivesIsihida needs a beating....
>>43895092If the Mexico rescue arc isn't gonna happen, they're always welcome to come into the Valley for some training.>>43895114Or at the very least, the dude who holds the line long enough.
>>43895150Think our girl already covered that quite well. I'm for mostly calling him a dumbass due to his use of Letz Stil.
>>43895094Isn't it sad, Sacchan?
>>43895143Wasn't that literally a character moment for him? When his grandpa took a beating for him or something like that? He really is destined to be a punching bag, it runs in his blood, which tends to leave his body and pool out around him
>>43895055“They all have, except for Yasutora.”Yasutora 'Prince Job' Sado. Even in-universe they acknowledge that he just gets one-shot by new characters to prove that they are threatening.What a tragedy.
>>43895055>>43895084We must do this as we leave!
>>43895055>Other: >>43894867this please before we leave to>Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.
>>43895188Ah. It builds character. Also hospital bills.
>>43895177Its kinda a shame bout chad. I always though his powers had the potential to be pretty cool.>>43895188It was. Part of why he deserves a decent power IMHO. He has a decent back story.
>>43895055>>Leave it at that, go see to the other captives.Damn. I feel bad for Chad.
>>43895188because we know he can tank those hits. when he's not tanking those hits, he can pack a whallop. We just need to give him opportunities where he doesn't need to tank hits during fights.
>>43895193In a jobbing competition he would score second. Not because he is so bad he can't even win a jobbing competition but because Hitsugaya won without even participating.
>>43895055>>43895084might as well do this as we leave. Making her squeek is funny
>>43895236Nah, Hitsugaya occasionally wins, and only loses to Aizen (along with everyone else), Mister Finger (Only good Sternritter), or tends to win some sort of phyrric victory against a legitimately threatening opponent (Tia, Iron boy).
>>43895055“You'd defy the Central 46 like that for me?”You nod calmly. “I'm convinced the Central 46 isn't behind this, but this is wrong either way. So yes, I'll defy them all.”“Thank you, Lady Kusajishi,” Rukia bows deeply to you. “Truly... thank you.”“Don't go thanking me yet,” you frown, scratching the back of your neck awkwardly. “But still, there's something you can do for me in return when this is all over.”“Name it, ma'am.”You crack a wide grin. “Take good care of my nephew... understand?”As Rukia blushes and stammers, you invite yourself out of the tower. Of all people, you find Gin standing on the bridge waiting for you with a smile on his lips.“I was going to tease her a little,” he admits shamelessly. “Just in case she'd decided she was okay with dying like this.”“No need,” you explain. “She's stronger than most people seem to give her credit for.”“That's good.”You frown back at your son. “This isn't a social call, is it?”“It's started, mother,” Gin tells you, his voice suddenly serious. “Please keep your wits about you from this point on.”>3d10, DC 6>there will be a brief pause
>>43895278He already started his jobbing streak here. He fucking failed at intimidating(succeed at beeing and emotional teenager tho). Should have known better than to mess with Riku, but that's Hitsugaya for you.
>>43895036I don't think this Rukia has met Kaien outside of formal nobility event where Kuchiki and Shiba is involved
Rolled 4, 9, 7 = 20 (3d10)>>43895312
Rolled 4, 7, 5 = 16 (3d10)>>43895312
>>43895319Didn't mean to make it connected to Rukia at all. Just stated it as a curiosity.
Rolled 6, 6, 7 = 19 (3d10)>>43895312
>>43895055>They all have, except for Yasutora.
Rolled 6, 3, 5 = 14 (3d10)>>43895312
Rolled 4, 10, 9 = 23 (3d10)>>43895312
>>43895353It begins, and you'll have the upper hand when I get back.
>>43895353WITNESS ME ASCENDED!
>>43895353Well done, Anon-senpai.
Just got back, did Kenny take off his silly eye patch in his fight with Ichigo or did he straight up no-sell him with technique and keep the eye patch on?
>>43895399We could have prevented this.
>>43895412Kenny used two hands.
>>43895412Think it was a no-sell.
>>43895312We should have talked to Gin earlier, shouldn't we?
>>43895412And now, I'll grip my sword with two hands.
>>43895412Not even sure he has the eye patch in this timeline desu>>43895419You think so?
>>43895451Okay. We could have prevented this to some extent.
>>43895440from a scale of "doesn't matter" to "kill yourself", how bad is it to have a hilt too short to grasp with two fists?
>>43895481What kinda sword? That's the important part
>>43895481Have I somehow offended you? I didn't mean for it to be innuendo. I'm sorry if it disturbed you in any way, shape or form.
>>43895312Hold onto your butt gentlemen, it begins.
>>43895559Its probably fine assuming you are putting your free hand to good use with a shield.
>>43895597I use my offhand to make use of pressure points.>>43895370>mfw
Tosen could have realistically killed Aizen. Just an idea. Don't believe the bastard is dead. And won't until we revive him, comfirm it's him and then kill him again.
>>43895312As you run towards the Ninth Division barracks, intending at first to speak with your captives there assuming any of them had regained consciousness, you sense two powerful spiritual pressures following you. They're almost certainly Captain level. Alongside them are two presences which can only be Lieutenants... one of them belonging to Tetsuzaemon. It's almost a certainty that the two Captains are Komamura and Tōsen.Flipping out your phone, you contact your daughter. Gin wasn't wrong, things seem to have taken a drastic turn.“I'm being followed by two Captains and their Lieutenants,” you report to her. “Meet me. Bring Mirai and Shūhei, and put the Division on maximum alert.”After a moment of silence, Rangiku speaks up. “Good luck, mom. I'll be there when I can.”Diverting from your path, you lead your tails into an empty part of the Seireitei: a courtyard of some sort that's elevated above the winding paths below by some dozen meters or so.“Give it up, boys,” you announce loudly. “You're not nearly as sneaky as you seem to think you are.”The full reiatsu of two Captains crashes into you in response as Komamura, Tōsen, Iba, and Kira reveal themselves. Tiles crack under the weight of their presence, and particularly under Komamura's massive boots.“As keen as would be expected, Captain Shiba!” Komamura barks from inside his helmet. “Tragic that it has come to this.”It's Tōsen who reveals their purpose to you, picking up where Komamura left off. “Central 46 has issued a warrant for your arrest, for your suspected involvement in the murder of Captain Aizen Sōsuke. Please come quietly.”>Let's talk this out publicly then, heroine to traitor.>If you have anything to say, say it with your sword, traitor.>No more of these games. I'm out of patience.>Other?
Where on the JUSTICE!!! scale is Komamura currently?
>>43895790>implying it isn't a clone
>>43895790if he is dead, it's part of his plan
>>43895829>>Let's talk this out publicly then, heroine to traitor.And of course End of All Hope by Nightwish comes on.
>>43895829>No more of these games. I'm out of patience.
>>43895829>>Let's talk this out publicly then, heroine to traitor.
>>43895829>Let's talk this out publicly then, heroine to traitor.
>>43895829>Raise, Kobari No Tachi.
>>43895829>Other?"Why do I suspect that peaceful surrender was never an option?"
>>43895829SHIT IS HAPPENINGTHINGSWORDS!PICTURES!!!!At least they tried to make it a fair fight.>inb4 Tosen shits the bed and begins hostilities in spite of all common sense
>>43895829>Quiet? Me? I don't think you've been paying attention.>So let's talk this out publicly, heroine to traitor.
>>43895829Oh of course just let me offer a rebuttal, bullshit.Mistake number one, Central would issue such an order directly to the Omnimitsu and/or the captain commander. Mistake number 2 Central couldn't make a decision that fast if their lives were on the line. Mistake number 3 thinking I had any more patience for your bullshit.
>>43895829>>Let's talk this out publicly then, heroine to traitor.Once Riku lets out killing intent Kenpachi will come running likely
>>43895829They're both so unbelievably fucked and they don't even know it.Two captains, though. I think it might be time to finally let loose.
>>43895944And is probably more likely to side with us then the JUSTICE hounds. If for no other reason then nobody is allowed to beat us besides him.
>>43895944"Turn left here, now left, left again, oh a dead end" Sounds familiar?
>>43895944The image of Kenny bursting out of wherever he is resting, half-dressed with some food in his mouth, screaming about being late for the party is amazing.
>>43895989Don't forget the wife. In sure she beats Riku as much as she wants.
>>43896023Dammit anon You made me laugh so hard it scared my dog!
>>43896018he's less dumb than canon.only slightly, mind you, but that means he can definitely follow the feeling of murder from three captains
>>43896018>>43896064Honestly, he'll probably just start going through the walls to get in on this.
>>43895989>"Whaddaya mean they're trying to kill you? Only -I- am allowed to kill you, dammit!"
>>43896064You are forgetting the Yachiru factor. He may make it in time to see Riku finishing the fight. And then challenge Riku.
>>43896089hopefully just in time to shouldercheck Tosen out of his own bankai zone
>>43895941Honestly this does seem pretty fishy. Also, they wouldn't bother hiding themselves if this was legit.
>>43895829Hado 90, targeted on the blind man. Flat out kill him before he knows anything is happening.
>>43896114Wonder if he's teaching Yachiru what little about swordmanship he knows.Why is that so adorable?
>>43896135how is that gonna help the situation?
>>43896023Gyaahahahaha, chikoku da ze!
>>43896064I'm honestly proud of Riku. She managed what Captain Commander could not. She beat a bit of sense into Kennys thick skull.
have Tenkotsuki hit one with Kin while we hit the other with Bankin, then grab 'em both and swag off to ask the old man what's going on
Wait, how is Riku a suspect again? There is no real evidence for it. Then again 46 is like the Inquisition, innocence proves nothing. Might as well go public, fighting or running away will just prove them right and all that.... Right? Just be prepared for backstabbings.
>>43896201Honestly I'm pretty sure goading Riku into assaulting two captains is exactly their goal, so I'm not sure why we're falling for it yet?Like wait for them to spring the trap first, and then escape it.
>>43896201Aizen currently is the central 46, remember?
>>43896201Actually no fuck that, that is retarded. Fight or run off. It's time to gather our allies in valley of screams and say the enemy is on the move and hope the friends we've made among the other captains wins through.
>>43896023>>43896089I am increasingly enamoured with Kool-aid Kenny.
>>43896284This his new nickname from Riku was borne!
>>43896260Too soon. Riku really does not need them yet.
>>43896237Because the alternative is to run, which is exactly the same: An admission of guilt.Door number 3 is for Riku to allow herself to be captured, which is even more full retard.If Riku takes out these chumps, she's still at least in the picture.
>>43895829“That so?” you ask calmly. “You sure you're done talking? Well allow me to retort.”“Bullshit.”You can feel Tōsen glaring at you. “Explain.”“There's no way the Central 46 would act so quickly,” you sigh, “and they'd go through the Head Captain and the Onmitsukidō before making a general order.”“The Head Captain has been informed,” the blind Captain replies. If it's a lie, he's doing well hiding it. “The orders are legitimate, I assure you.”“Your words ring hollow, Captain,” Komamura adds. “The deflections of a guilty heart, perhaps?”“Well then, traitor,” you tell Tōsen as your backup arrives. “I suppose this is what you might call in impasse?”“If you refuse to follow the lawful orders of the Seireitei,” Komamura growls, “then we will be forced to enforce the laws ourselves.”Tetsuzaemon glances uncomfortably at his Captain, then at you. You can tell by the look on his face that he and Komamura have been through this already at least once before. You've never seen the man so conflicted before.“I suppose this means we'll have to fight,” he finally concludes. “I have no desire to fight my former companions, but we have no choice now. Mirai, shall we?”“No,” you mutter quietly. “Mirai, you'll pair off against Kira. Shūhei, you'll fight Tetsuzaemon.”“Seated officers against Lieutenants?” Kira muses. “The Ninth Division sounds like an arrogant bunch.”“Draw such conclusions after our fight, novice,” Mirai glares heatedly.“Guess I can check out the new talent,” Tetsuzaemon mutters. “Come on, rookie. Let's do this somewhere else.”>1/2
>“Seated officers against Lieutenants?” Kira muses. “The Ninth Division sounds like an arrogant bunch.”he is so utterly fucked...
>>43896331>“Seated officers against Lieutenants?” Kira muses. “The Ninth Division sounds like an arrogant bunch.”not our fault the other divisions give their seats to talent-less hacks
>>43896394well his Shikai counters Mirai's fuck huge and fairly heavy club fairly well.
>>43896448Isn't Mirai a kido expert?
>>43896331“I don't suppose I could convince you to withdraw?” you ask once last time.Behind his featureless helmet, you can tell Komamura is scowling at you. “No. Your choices are willing confinement, or confinement by force.”“Then I apologize in advance,” you bow gently before allowing your own reiatsu to wash over the two Captains. “For what I'm about to do to you, I hope you will eventually forgive me, Sajin.”“Leave Tōsen to me, Captain,” your daughter mutters quietly. “Komamura strikes me as the powerful type, so you'll be better suited to fighting him.”>Let's cheese it instead.>Fine. Be careful, sweetie.>I was kind of hoping to fight him.>Other?
>>43896492>Fine. Be careful, sweetie.
>>43896492>>Fine. Be careful, sweetie.
>>43896492>Fine. Be careful, sweetie.Her Aoe fucks his attacks.
>>43896492>Fine. Be careful, sweetie.remember he has been Aizen's patsy for a few hundred years now, so he might have a few tricks so dont hold back
>>43896477She was able to pull out an un-incated level 60s bakudo. That is lieutenant level.
>>43896492>Fine. Be careful, sweetie.her bankai fucks with Tozen's 6th sense.
>>43896448Nope. I can confirm, Kira is up to his eyeballs in all kinds of shit. Scarface is in a more even matchup, but Tetsuzaemon isn't going to try and kill him.
>>43896548Unless he drinks too much eh?
>>43896492Alright, this is a timed match. You have five minutes to beat Tosen, then I'll be taking over. Think you can last that long Komamura?
>>43896492>I was kind of hoping to fight him."How he even got into the 9th so long ago just baffles me. I want to personally assess that."A bit of "going full circle" moment, but it looks like this has already been decided.
>>43896492>>Fine. Be careful, sweetie.>>43896548Iba always was pretty bro.
In Tosen's sphere of darkegde™ no-one can see Rangkiku's Bankai. I really hope for a "and no-one can see me" moment.
>>43896492>Let's cheese it instead.OMG must be very annoyed will all this, he's lost control of his divisions. You have Riku her division, and probably the 2nd, ninjas, and wizards, you have Aizen with his 3 divisions, and nobody knows who the hell they should listen to.
>3d10, higher is better
Rolled 5, 8, 1 = 14 (3d10)>>43896701
Rolled 8, 1, 9 = 18 (3d10)>>43896701doge.
>>43896492>Fine. Be careful, sweetie.It begins. I am officially raising us to HappeningCON 4.
Rolled 7, 1, 2 = 10 (3d10)>>43896701Sorry Foxy Dad.
Do not fuck up now anon's!
Rolled 2, 5, 2 = 9 (3d10)>>43896701
Rolled 7, 3, 10 = 20 (3d10)>>43896685He should just Zanka no Tachi all of these mofos and start from scratch.
Rolled , , = 0 (3d0)>>43896701
>>43896712Acceptable.But the shit? A 1 in all 3 rolls.
>>43896732>Rolled , , = 0 (3d0)lel
Rolled 7, 4, 3 = 14 (3d10)>>43896701
>>43896685Riku, Ukitake, Shunsui, Sui Feng, Kaoru and YoruichiAizen, Tosen, Gin (Hah!), KomamuraYamamoto and whoever is leftIchigo and CompanyShit's fucked but the winds blow in Riku's favour, so far as I can see.
>>43896745The dice gods are looking to cash in I suppose.
>>43896745Does it matter? I'm not sure how Queen takes the rolls in this.
>>43896712Pass on an 8. Could be a lot worse.
>>43896773Yama has Kenny, Byakuya, Mayuri and Hitsugaya.
>>43896808>Zero Division interventionIf only..
>>43896773Ukitake and kyoraku will follow Yamamoto.Hitsuyaha will follow tennage angst, and Kenny the Good Fight. Byakuya will flail around till he gets his head out of his ass, and Mayuri will SCIENCE! Remember than both we and Aizen also have captain grade arrancar, Riku's a goddess, the stone is a god-stone, Gin is a double agent, and most likely other stuff.It's a clusterfuck.
>>43896822And probably Unohana. I'd bet on team Genocide.
>>43896701You can tell that your daughter means business, seeing that she's already released her sword inside its sheath. Haineko's ashes are ready to go whenever you give the word.“Be careful, sweetie,” you tell her. “I'll take care of the big guy, so don't worry.”“A Lieutenant against a Captain?” Komamura muses. “Would you really send your subordinate to die with such calm?”“You're in for a real shock, Sajin,” you reply calmly as Rangiku and Tōsen move to the opposite end of the courtyard. “I give your buddy five minutes or less.”Sajin roars with laughter as he draws his own sword. “If your Lieutenant is so great, then what would that make you?”“Sōkatsui!” you shout, blasting Komamura's head off with one shot.Your surprise fades as you realize that you simply caught the giant Captain off guard, and blasted his helmet to smouldering pieces. Underneath is something you absolutely didn't expect to see when you woke up this morning. A fuzzy face, a long muzzle, and vigilant ears frame Komamura's yellow eyes... in a way, he's actually kind of cute, in a doggy sort of way.“Interesting,” you admit. “A little hairier than I'd imagined but hey, some ladies are into that.”“That isn't very funny,” Komamura growls as Rangiku deflects a series of vicious spears from Tōsen's sword using Haineko's ashes.You shrug. “Well, it's unconventional. But I'm not gonna judge.”Komamura draws his sword, and you do the same.
>>43896886Ukitake and Kyoraku rebelled in canon.They went into a deathmatch with OMG, despite all three of them not wanting to do so.
>>43896909As long as OMG is alive, never bet against Team Genocide. I don't doubt he could take on every other Captain, at the same time and win.
>>43896909Oh she is indefinably on team genocide
>>43896909Team Genocide is a more-or-less neutral party.I reckon that as long as we stay out of the way, OMG is going to do as much as he can to let us finish what we started.
>>43896980Yeah, forgot about that.But there's also Ichigo&co, the vizards, and the parents, oh my! Urahara and tessai, Tenkotsuki's god-enemy...
>>43896971And that's the best possible place to stop for the weekend. Thanks for playing, and hope you had fun! Archive is up, and I'll see you next week.We'll pick up with Riku and Rangiku vs Komamura and Tōsen.
>>43897042Is Kool-Aid Kenny gonna show up?
>>43897042A tease as always. Well played.
>>43897042Thanks for running! 6 days...
>>43897042Thanks for a good time Queen, this was goddamn epic. Only thing I can complain about it that it will take a whole new week to see the continuation! Makes me a sad panda, still you're the most reliable QM I've seen in a looooooong time.
>>43897042Damnit. Thanks for running queen.
An announcement: next weekend may be the last session for a little while, as I'm traveling again. I'll look for times through December and January to run, so keep an eye on the Twitter until I can get back on a regular schedule.
>>43897042You rat bastard, now I'm going to itching for my Riku fix all week like a crack addict in rehab
>>43897042That probably is the best place. Appropriate. I am okay with this conclusion....FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
>>43897128If we don't finish this fight next week, I'm going to start calling you Akira Toriyama
>>43897128That's a shame. And now I'll be back to missing the first session of the weekend again. Thanks for running!
So, just had a quick look at komamura's wiki page. Since when was pic related a thing?
>>43896773>>43896886And Kenpachi on Team Fight
>>43897042Yooouuuuuu son of a bitch
>>43897238sacrificced his humanity for tempporary immortality to beat a sternritter, he looks like that until it runs out, then he's LITERALLY a talking fox for eternity.
>>43896971After we finish indulging our landscaping tendencies by using Komamura as an improvised shovel to make some craters, we should totally pet Captain Dogface, he's adorable.
>>43897287Huh. Thanks anon.>>43897311>Yamamoto is giving you even more freedom to maneuver than Shunsui or Ukitake.>Komamura doesn't like you very much. Maybe he knows you're more of a cat person?>Kira has been convinced that you are a threat to the Seireitei.>Ichigo is going to wake up with no idea what happened to him.>Chad barely knows where he is right now.>Tatsuki is feeling a little betrayed, and for the first time in a long time, weak.Seems to be what's new
>>43897311Oh yeah! Got that in-depth explanation for Byakkokiri's obscure legend? Does it involve one of those Chinese cardinal point beasts?Also, will you also be tweaking Gin's bankai to add some depth into it by attaching more folklore origins and such?
>>43897311>Kaoru and Kūkaku are glad to have you as a sibling, even if you're adopted.Saving Ganju's ass helps.>Komamura doesn't like you very much. Maybe he knows you're more of a cat person?wat.>Ichigo is going to wake up with no idea what happened to him.oh boy is he in for a treat.>Tatsuki is feeling a little betrayed, and for the first time in a long time, weak.welp, the whelp needs to grow.>Chad barely knows where he is right now.pfft...>Orihime can remember your name!where is that ditzy redhead? Is she still in the living world? I've lost track.
>>43897462Orihime is unimportant here.
>>43897437I'll explain it once you get to see it in action. Otherwise it would spoil the surprise.
>>43897311Renji is still unconscious?
>>43897238I suspect that Kubo finally realized that no, not even he could bullshit a way to make a giant Fox person be a captain seem like something reasonable.>>43897287That makes even less sense. Was there a ritual, an incantation, SOMETHING or was it just him taking a hit, a bunch of smoke obscuring him for a while and when it cleared up he was human, hax and doomed to be even furrier than before?
>>43897504Alright, but I can only stay at the edge of my seat for so long.
>>43897531It is by Kubo standards a filled plot hole. His whole ancestry gets revealed.
>>43897520... MAYBE.No, my bad. I missed that one. He's hiding though, so he doesn't know much about what's happened since he WAS unconscious anyway.
>>43897579It would be pretty impressive if he managed to escape while unconscious. Maybe not so much in the Bleach universe, but definitely impressive for Renji.
>>43897531There was a whole character arc.
>>43897311Masaki 's is still out of date
>>43897615Well, Ichigo managed to escape from Byakuya while unconscious.
>>43897569Fuck, I'm going to have to read the mess that is Canon Bleach just to see how he bullshits his way out of this, won't I?
>>43897673What is Tenkotsuki's opinion on Komamura. Seeing that he is a giant fox-thing?
>>43897675Yup. How far behind are you?
>>43897673Did Iba properly warn Komamura what he is getting into if he crosses swords with Riku?
>>43897705She has no opinion. Most people are beneath her notice actually, unless Riku interacts with them on a regular basis.Being a goddess means it takes more to leave an impression with her.
>>43897673I find it sort of weird that Gin's stats are the same as in cannon did riku not have that much of a effect on him?
>>43897775He is obviously hiding his powerlevel.
>>43897741I'm willing to bet he tried, but Komamura is too busy riding the JUSTICE train to listen.And now he's going to get his shit wrecked as a result.
>>43897775Maybe he worships Khorne. Always pegged him for a bird guy though.
>>43897775He might just be too powerful now for our poxy 'statistics'.
>>43897758Well we know Rosa's opinion on Aizen. She wants to destroy him.Does Tenkotsuki have much of any opinion on other people Riku works with?>>43897775I figure he is hiding his power level some and he likely knows more tricks then he did in canon.Remember, in canon he came off as one of the strongest of the captains, he also never fought anyone though.Other then slapping around a confused Ichigo at the end.
I miss "with his bare hand" and "that reashi" moments from Bleach.
>>43897933Let's be honest, Bleach is like the McDonalds of anime/manga. It's not good for you, and you don't admit you like it, but once in a blue moon you go there anyway because every now and again you get a very specific craving for the crap that they serve.
>>43897966I know. It's just nostalgia. If I decided to rewatch Bleach I wouldn't last to the beginning of the rescue arc.
>>43897933>>43897966As bad as it eventually got, Bleach really has its moments. Concept is great, and the Aizen arc, even with all the cheese, was very good. And yeah, those "Ichigo is (temporarily) screwed" moments. Since when were you under the impression...
>>43897966I still read it through. Like what they did with Mayuri and Nemu. Though I might be a minority in that regard.
>>43898144Do tell, I haven't read it in years.
>>43898102It really feelt good to get Kuboed for the first time.
>>43898144I do still read it, but only after I give it a few weeks or so to pad out properly first.
>>43898155Kubo basically humanised him with Nemu(or rather Nemuri Nanago) the seventh try at creating artificial life(and an ultimate success). They made him a father, and he showed fatherly feelings. Feelings, Mayuri, it just didn't mix till now.
>>43898221So no more "kek, hold him down so that I can stab through both of you"?Mayuri was always one of the more amusing characters.
>>43898144>I still read it through.That's my point. As a story, Bleach is by and large pretty crap, but it does have a few moments which make you wonder what it would be like if the entire thing was of the same high quality.
>>43898275He really peaked against Szayelapporo.
>>43898275He did do something that kinda pissed me off though. He brought Captain Jobber back to life. Or "dezombified" him. I thought that his plot armour finally ran out.
>>43898325It truly was a MAD SCIENCE! showdown. Though that kill move.
All in all bleach is in the end a shonen manga. I enjoyed watching it back when I was in late middle school when I first started watching anime. Some may scoff but Naruto and Bleach was the first anime I started to watch, and I watched it with a friend so it has a special place in my mind. Also Kubo do create nice characters with nice "design"
>>43898375At least they are nice to look at. Not too out there like One Piece, and not too similar like Naruto. Fairy Tail has some nice designs too.
>>43898426I feel like Kubo went a little too obvious with some of Yoruichi's outfits though.
>>43898426Hey, don't be talking down One Piece now. The style matches the narrative quite well, even if it isn't for everyone.
>>43898466How many people will pick up the fight that breaks out here?Will the reiatsu be felt from a distance?Bigger question is Kenny picking up on the fight?I think it would be good if the kid invaders get a feel on what they were stepping into.
>>43898466Really? Noooo, can't be. It's not like the main target audience for bleach was hormonal teenagers. (Besides are we really complaining about that?)
>>43898482I'm not. I love One Piece. I just say that certain character designs can be pretty out there. And very alien to those giving it a first look.
>>43898555As this fight is occurring earlier than it did in canon, Kenpachi may not be in good enough shape to really participate. Meaning he'll be quite pent-up by the time it's all over.You'd have to be insensate not to notice this fight, from anywhere in the Seireitei.
1. Komamura's a talking fox person. 2. Inari's domain includes foxes.3. Riku's sword is an aspect of Inari/Inari's daughter.4. ???5. Very dubious profit?
>>43898618Hate to break it, but Komamura's a wolfman.
>>43898656Pretty sure it's a fox in the manga. As far as I can see the thing he turns into after human mode is a fox. I might have missed something. Must check the wiki.
>>43898606Did no one notice Rangiku went Bankai, or were they unable to identify who's bankai it was against Ishida?It seems some people really suck identifying peoples true strength.I guess Kira just dismissed the 9ths reputation.
>>43898656So, does Tenzumon know how badly this is going to end?
>>43898698Yup. Wolf, often mistaken for a dog.>>43898743His clan is the "wolfman" clan. Its elder is also more dog/wolf-like than Komamura himself is.
>>43898773Most people can't really tell much about specific reiatsu, so many of those who were paying attention assumed it was Riku. Kira falls into that category. He's fucked, by the way. Sesshouseki won't be affected by his zanpakuto's power, as it's essentially impervious to reiatsu, and not only is Mirai faster but she's slightly better at kidou. Riku's in-character justification is that the arrangement she settled on means none of the four are familiar with each other or their powers, giving Mirai a definite edge and depriving Tetsuzaemon of a potential advantage, but she accidentally handed Mirai an auto-win.
>>43898792Yup. I was wrong. Could have sworn that that was a fox that he turned into. Apparently only a very foxy wolf. Oh well.
>>43898792Tanuki clan when?
>>43898863>Most people can't really tell much about specific reiatsu, so many of those who were paying attention assumed it was Riku. Kira falls into that category.So basically, only the old time captains really noticed, like the old man, Unohara, Ukitake and such would ID it as Rangiku.Aizen of coarse too.
>>43899003It is different from our half-bankai and most current Captains know how that feels.
>>43899038Speaking of our bankai, what exactly did we show the captains? The auto-spellcasting part of the Shikai?
>>43899003Tosen should have noticed as well, he is quite good at sensing Reitsu. Makes me wonder why he was sent on this suicide mission.
>>43899003Pretty much, yeah.>>43898963Probably never. Too many other things to introduce in "part II".
>>43899079we only showed them the auto-casting and special effects roulette with inappropriate seasonal 7-layered kimono garb.
>>43899085No one really knows how strong Riku is, other then very.This is just the start of coarse though.They also may not know how well Div 9 keeps in contact with each other. Also the power Ishida put out, most would assume that Rangiku got hurt by it, not just a minor easy to heal burn.
>>43898863>handed Mirai an auto-winwelp.
>>43899098How many parts do you have in plan? And isn't this part deux?
From ask.>Question: Did Iba give Kira and Komamura a proper warning what tangling with the 9th division would actually mean? Kira seems to not know what he is stepping into with Mirai. Komamura seemed to have forgotten watching Riku treat Kenpachi as a punching bag all those decades ago too.>Answer: Komamura simply believes he's gotten strong enough to face Riku, not realizing that he's only seen part of her power from SEVERAL power boosts ago. In his mind it's an easy assumption to make that the older Captains have plateaued.>As for Kira, he doesn't really talk to Tetsuzaemon that much and Mirai has very little reputation outside her own Division. All he knows is that she's around Lieutenant level, is stronger than she looks, and is very professional. There are also rumors that she's passed up offers for Lieutenant seats to stay where she is, so he knows she's very loyal to her Captain.
>>43899214Hope she brings popcorn when she's done.
>>43899313In my head the end of the Invasion arc is something of a natural division in the story. It may not be halfway, but the pitch and tenor will change.It may be more accurate to refer to it as part III, actually. Part I being the prelude, Part II being early canon.>>43899214You lucked out when you found that one, anon. Mirai's pretty intense, and after winning her over early on she's one of the most reliable allies Riku has. At this point she'd even consider accepting otherwise insane risks like attempting hollowfication if you told her it was necessary. She wouldn't be happy about it, but she trusts you.
>>43899434She definitely needs more screen time. I'm for training her for Captain if we don't get expelled out of SS.
>>43899434I guess overall Riku has been pretty lucky, huh? Like getting Yoruichi as a mentor. Imagen if our first captain meeting had been Aizen (if that was even a possibility)
>>43899546It absolutely was a possibility.
>>43899546He wasn't a Captain back then.
>>43899546The 2s were the greatest set of rolls in this quest, bar none.
>>43899600Hm. Mind me asking how?
>>43899627And the odd 4. Poor Unohana.
>>43899600Who is Hitsugaya's Lieutenant?
>>43899709Ashido Kano. AKA the guy who knows basically the whole story.
>>43899747Cool. He's a chill nigga. Who is Aizens?
>>43899813I remembered. It's Amagi.
>>43899642Ending up in Fifth under Shinji would have exposed you to Aizen early. From there you'd have had a variety of choices that I never bothered to flesh out very far once we got on the Yoruichi train.
>>43899813>Cool. He's a chill nigga.>chill...how appropriate.
>>43899847Unohana would have also been nice.
>>43899848He is an ice type? Was not aware of that. If he is he meshes well wit Shiro.
>>43899905He never released his Zanpakto, so I've got no idea.
>>43899847I think Yoruichi clicked quite well with Riku on her being more... Informal then other captains and being part of the 2nd division who doesn't really play by the rules when it comes to fighting.I for one is really happy we ended up as we have, only other I can see that could have been interesting was captain strawhat.