You are Captain Kusajishi Riku, and this has been a tremendous day for one of your subordinates.Mirai, one of your veteran commandos, has learned the Bankai of her zanpakuto, Sesshōseki. Its name is apparently “Seisha Hicchū”, and it seemed to consist of a shortbow with little flaked seki-stone blades edging its limbs. Given what you know of zanpakuto, even the ones with exotic abilities possess release states that are similar in nature: Yoruichi's Shōsōtō can analyze and reproduce objects, your Tenkotsuki can call on Tamamo-no-Mae's skill with kidō and her reiatsu to differing degrees, and Rangiku's Haineko alters the composition and properties of the ash it releases to make it more deadly in combat. Even Suì Fēng's Bankai, though she hates to use it, makes sense for Suzumebachi: it turns a guaranteed two-hit kill into a guaranteed one-hit kill.The Seisha Hicchū that Mirai can now draw on is likely connected to her shikai release as well, probably using seki-stone arrowheads. But with every Bankai you know of there's always a second trick to it: a caveat that can make it more powerful than it seems at first. You suppose even Tenken's giant Bankai could probably be repaired by healing Komamura, its wielder, taking advantage of what seems at first to be a glaring weakness.“I hate it,” Tenkotsuki mutters mutinously, a tone that's new for you. “That zanpakuto just loves thumbing his nose at me!”“Mutinous doesn't become you,” you chide your own sword. “Just remember he's Mirai's sword, and we're both fond of Mirai.”“Oh, fine!” she scoffs. “Tenkotsuki...”Your sword's tone softens for a moment. “I will not do anything rash, my dear Lady Riku, for Lady Mirai's sake.”“Thank you.”Mirai cocks her eyebrow at you. “Your sword is quite chatty this evening?”“Your zanpakuto brings up bad memories,” you admit, recalling suddenly the feeling of having a seki-stone arrow pierce your heart. “Very bad memories.”>1/2
i'm here! hello Queen.
>>44275762Mirai seems to keep her thoughts on that to herself.“So what of Kurosaki?” she muses. “Of the three of us he is the only one who has not attained Bankai.”You walk over to where Yoruichi is standing, a frown on her face as she watches Ichigo continue to struggle.“You can see his form is all wrong,” Yoruichi observes, not taking her eyes off your nephew. “After watching him it's become increasingly clear that he inherited Isshin's raw power, but his skills are those of a seated officer at best.”She bites lightly at her thumb nail. “He'll never beat Byakuya at this pace.”“So we have to change the pace,” you conclude.>Why don't you show him what he's doing wrong, see if that helps?>You could always join Zangetsu, getting thrashed is how Ichigo learns.>I'll at least correct his footwork, that's something Zangetsu can't fix.>I'm going to go have a chat with Zangetsu himself.
>>44275762Be rather interesting to see how they both may react when it is time for the rebellion arc.
>I'm going to go have a chat with Zangetsu himself.lets go meet yhwach
>>44275788>>I'll at least correct his footwork, that's something Zangetsu can't fix.>>I'm going to go have a chat with Zangetsu himself.
>>44275788>I'm going to go have a chat with Zangetsu himself.So many things we can ask that guy.
>overpowered special snowflake yuri wish fulfillment fanfiction questabsolutelydisgusting.jpg
>>44275788>I'll at least correct his footwork, that's something Zangetsu can't fix.>I'm going to go have a chat with Zangetsu himself.
>>44275788hmm decisions, decisions...>>You could always join Zangetsu, getting thrashed is how Ichigo learns.Why the hell not.
>>44275788You forgot to put quest in your subject field.
>>44275822He may not have the answers, after all he has been dead as long as Tenko.
>>44275788>I'm going to go have a chat with Zangetsu himself.>You could always join Zangetsu, getting thrashed is how Ichigo learns.We are a captain, we're good enough to maintain a conversation with someone else while thrashing our scrub nephew.
>>44275843I have indeed. Not much I can do now but sit back and accept the crowd that mistake usually pulls in.
>>44275788>>You could always join Zangetsu, getting thrashed is how Ichigo learns.
>>44275788>>I'll at least correct his footwork, that's something Zangetsu can't fix.
>>44275872Hopefully the image makes it reasonably obvious, but still.
>>44275912Do not reply to trolls, Report and move on.
>>44275788>I'll at least correct his footwork, that's something Zangetsu can't fix.
>>44275942Yeah well, any excuse for some people. Still my fault for getting distracted and forgetting something basic.
Gimme 3d10, taking the first four (since Zangetsu will recognize you). Bare minimum for success is a 6.
Rolled 10, 6, 3 = 19 (3d10)>>44276005
Rolled 8, 5, 4 = 17 (3d10)>>44276005notice me sempai!
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>44276005Hail Hit... Zangetsu.
Rolled 5, 3, 3 = 11 (3d10)>>44276005
Rolled 7, 6, 6 = 19 (3d10)>>44276005
Rolled 3, 4, 2 = 9 (3d10)>>44276005
Rolled 8, 1, 9 = 18 (3d10)>>44276005
>>44276019bugger rolled wrong.
>>44275872I actually found out this was running by checking suptg, then I came here and searched shinigami, got nothing, and was confused for a while.
>>44276022Excuse me while i go kill myself.
>>44276023crit on 6, not bad. We still rolling with the Inari blessing?
>>44276023DUDE. 4TH ROLL. CRIT CLUTCH. MA NIGGA
Fuck I thought I was going crazy, glad to see this is actually running.
>>44276005Is Inari's blessing still active?
>>44276044>>44276060Yup, I'm just dumb tonight. Sorry about that.>update incoming
Woo! Caught this live! Long time SSQ Fan here Queen, been reading on the Archives and enjoying the Quest, you do good work.
>>44276005“This is hard to watch,” Yoruichi sighs, clearly not thrilled with what she's seeing, “but Zangetsu insisted that he be the one to train Ichigo.”“Then the answer is simple,” you decide. “I'll have a little chat with this Zangetsu myself.”As you approach Zangetsu locks blades with his wielder, who is panting heavily. A little bit of blood seeps from his new wounds from the day's training. The sight of it takes you back to when you fought Tenkotsuki over the little purple orb that supposedly contained a sizable portion of her true power. Hell, you were even fighting in this very chamber, more than a century ago.“You are reminiscing, my dear,” your sword chides you.Ichigo lowers his blade first. “Aunt Riku?” he asks in confusion. “What's up now? Don't tell me something else has gone wrong. If that's what you're here for, I don't wanna know.”“You're doing it wrong,” you tell your nephew, drawing Tenkotsuki from her sheath. “A zanpakuto can be wielded effortlessly by its shinigami partner, but that doesn't make you a master of the art.”“Oh?” he counters. “That sounds like criticism.”“Consider it critique,” you reply, using hirenkyaku to get behind him. He blocks your strike with that large blade of his fairly easily... good. His bladework is just fine.Ichigo lets out a low whistle. “You're as quick as Kenpachi.”>1/2
>>44276299“That was no faster than your own shunpo,” you explain, to his obvious surprise. “Your problem is that you're waiting until after you move to attack. Leading with your footwork gives your enemy all the time in the world to respond to your bladework.”“You think about a lot when you fight, don't you?” Ichigo mutters, clearly uncomfortable at being told he's been doing it wrong.You shake your head. “Not about stuff like that. It becomes reflexive, given enough time.”“That was not shunpo,” Zangetsu observes. “That was hirenkyaku.”“You're not wrong,” you admit. “Like I said. Reflexive.”Zangetsu's eyes are unreadable behind those tinted glasses of his, but after a moment he nods. “I understand. You would be Kurosaki Isshin's sister, I take it? Very peculiar.”“I could say the same about you.”>What are you, exactly?>Why do you have the face of the Quincy King?>How do you intend to prepare Ichigo?>Show me what you can do.>Other?>>44276259Thanks! I try!
>>44276325>Why do you have the face of the Quincy King?>Show me what you can do.
>>44276325>>Show me what you can do.
>>44276325>>Why do you have the face of the Quincy King?
how about we not bring up the quincy king with ichigo standing there?>What are you, exactly?>How do you intend to prepare Ichigo?>Show me what you can do.
>>44276325>>How do you intend to prepare Ichigo?>>Show me what you can do.
>>44276299>Ichigo lets out a low whistle. “You're as quick as Kenpachi.”
>>44276325>What are you, exactly?>How do you intend to prepare Ichigo?
>>44276374I know right. That deserves a kick across the training grounds.
>>44276325>>How do you intend to prepare Ichigo?>>44276384lets not. Don't want to distract Ichigo yet.
>>44276384Let's wait until we have time to properly explain this to him
>>44276426I don't think this would distract Ichigo, he'd put off asking Zangetsu questions untill after he saved Rukia.
>>44276325I'm this Anon >>44276382 and I just realized something. Shouldn't we be asking Ichigo what he believes his Zanpakuto is?Therefore:> Write in> "Ichigo? Who is Zangetsu? What does he represent?"
>>44276495This is a much better alternative
>>44276495how the fuck would he know? ichigo is a fucking moron, he doesn't know shit.
>>44276495I would back this also.
>>44276495>>44276325This, lets talk to Ichigo first
>>44276541Nah ichigo is pretty smart for his age. He's just constantly in over his head.
>>44276541It gets him thinking about it anyway and he has more experience with the guy.
>>44276541Then we teach him, honestly, it's like the fact that we missed out on a chance to teach Hitsu to be a better captain simply because we didn't like the fact that he was a jobber thanks to Kubo.
3d10, DC 5 (reduced because Inari). First of three.
Rolled 7, 2, 6 = 15 (3d10)>>44276632praise Inari
Rolled 2, 5, 8 = 15 (3d10)>>44276632
Rolled 7, 10, 1 = 18 (3d10)>>44276632DICE
Rolled 3, 3, 3 = 9 (3d10)>>44276632
Rolled 6, 10, 4 = 20 (3d10)>>44276632
Rolled 1, 1, 10 = 12 (3d10)>>44276632
>>44276645>>44276643>>44276638>not even a crit on DC 5>mfw>>44276647that trip 3s
>>44276679We are mediocre in most rolls anon.
>>44276632“I think we both know what I want to ask,” you continue, “but I'll wait on that for now.”Zangetsu nods his head ever so slightly in gratitude.“So instead, show me what you have, old man.”In response, a burst of reiatsu slashes past your left side, which you deftly dodge and counter with your own hirenkyaku. Zangetsu however counters your charge by using hirenkyaku himself, placing him behind you. From there he unleashes an unmistakable Heilige Pfeil, using the curved blade in his hand as if it were a bow with a single arm.Feeling your muscles bulge, you respond in kind.“Kamaitachi!” you roar, swiping Tenkotsuki's blade in a wide arc across your body as you turn to meet the attack. A powerful rush of wind and reiatsu clashes with the projectile, breaking it up in a pall of dust and stray reishi.As the dust settles, you find that Zangetsu has planted the blade in the ground at his feet. Seems that display was enough in his mind.“That first attack was Getsuga Tenshō,” you observe, “and the second was a Heilige Pfeil. Interesting.”“Wait, how did you know to call it that?” Ichigo asks in bewilderment.“Isshin created that technique,” you explain, sheathing Tenkotsuki as you face your nephew. “He lacks the skill I do at integrating kidō with his hakuda and zanjutsu, which allows me to perform the Kamaitachi you saw. So he took advantage of his own Engetsu's responsiveness to his reiatsu to create the Getsuga Tenshō, doing with finesse what I do with brute force.”“Since Zangetsu apparently functions like a reishi weapon, it makes sense that you could use an even more refined form of your father's attack.”“And you figured all that out in two attacks?” Ichigo presses.You shrug. “Like I said, I've seen those techniques before. Just not the way you use them.”>1/2
>>44276679the dice gods want crits to be special in this quest.Unless it makes any of the smart people have an aneurism. then they happen a lot
>>44276828“More importantly, Ichigo,” you continue, “I need to ask you something important.”“This isn't gonna get weird, right?”You smack him over the head. “What is Zangetsu to you?”After a moment of thought, Ichigo comes up with the response you expected. “I guess it's like he's a part of me? Never gave it much thought past that.”“That's right,” you nod. “But what part of you is he?”“I... really can't say?” he admits. “Pride, maybe? Determination? Somethin' like that.”“Each zanpakuto reflects a portion of its wielder's soul,” you explain, your hand finding the sheaths of your two blades. “Sometimes you get a dual-type zanpakuto, but it's so rare that it's tough to say how that fits within the rules. But in every case, the zanpakuto reflects a slightly different facet of the soul. Learning what that facet is critical in growing stronger with one's zanpakuto.”“So it's like an inner knowledge sorta deal?” your nephew asks, seeming to get the gist of what you're telling him.“That's right.”Ichigo eyes your own swords for a moment. “So what do those two reflect, anyway? And how'd you get two swords?”>Write-in
>>44276920My Pride and my Anger, and that's a secret~
>>44276920My Pride and Rage, And that's a story for after all this is over.
>>44276920Pride and anger.I gave up my pride when I died and got my Zanpakuto. A hallow broke that one and made me very angry, so now I have two
>>44276920Pride and Rage, and I have two because I'm awesome.
>>44276920There was once a part of me that I tried to throw out but eventually made peace with. Plus I know a guy.As for what they represent, well if you can figure your own zanpakuto first then maybe I'll tell you, think of it as a reward.
i reincarnated near a dead goddess and past me gave up her pride so the goddess could become part of meorpride and rage
>>44276938>My Pride and my Anger, and that's a secret~With a super-innocent and cute wink that shoots out a star. Come on guys, you know you what to do this.
>>44276920*motion to Tenkotsuki* My pride, *Motion to Rosa* and Rage, How I acquired both is a story for another time. The trick to figure out which facet of your soul your zanpakuto reflects is to observe how they behave and interact with you.
>>44276920"Pride and Rage. And I scared a god so much he let me have two"
>>44276967If we say this follow up with gesturing to Zangetsu "and if I had to say I think he represents your inner pedophile." (old man in young boy)
>>44276998Not him, but it'd weird strawberry out, which is bueno.
>>44277008NEVER!!! (sorry couldn't help myself)
>>44276920Tenkosuki is my pride, never accepting good enough when I could go for better, a refusal to let anyone stand above me or let myself do less then I can ever do.My other sword is my rage. She reminds me to acknowledge my rage, to harness and control it. To never give in or let my fury be reckless.How I got them is a story for later.
>>44277021now is not the time for lighthearted shenanigans! We have berry boy's not!?girlfriend on the gallows and an Aizen to counter-keikaku!
>>44276920“Tenkotsuki is my pride,” you explain, lightly caressing the hilt of your first zanpakuto before finding your second. “You could also call her my 'fair nature'. Kobara no Tachi on the other hand would be my 'hard-favored rage', no less important to recognize but far harder to harness.”You can tell immediately that both Rosa and Tenkotsuki appreciate the theatrical twist you gave their introductions.“As for the how,” you conclude with a frown, “a lady has to keep some secrets. But I'll tell you this, it wasn't easy.”“So I have to figure out what part of my soul the Old Man is?” Ichigo scowls, deep in thought. “Great, another riddle.”“There are a lot of those in the world,” Zangetsu replies sternly, in a tone that almost lectures the young man. “But your aunt is correct.”“Something to work on,” you sigh, taking a seat on a nearby rock.After a moment, Ichigo seems to remember something important.“Oh yeah, we met this guy from Fourth Division,” he recalls thoughtfully. “While we were running from you. Yamada Hanatarō, I think. Said something about you going to Hueco Mundo and killing a bunch of strong hollows?”“What about it?” you ask.“Well, I mean,” he frowns. “Why? And how?”>Explain in full?>General overview?>Barest details?>Refuse to answer?Write ins for this are encouraged, of course.
>>44277146>>Explain in full?
>>44277146>Explain in full?
>>44277146>>Explain in full?After that we can say if he keeps up this slow pace we'll start training him instead
>>44277146>Explain in full?Let him realize the enormity of the world he stepped into.
>>44277146>General overview?"World war one/two (can't remember which) are why. To many souls coming over here not enough going back. And How? well I punched them"
>>44277146>General overview?Soul Society is all about balancing the spirits between the three worlds. That balance was about to be upended, So I went to cleanse some hollows to even it out. It was rough, but better then the alternative.
>>Explain in full?it was either this or depopulate a cities amount of human souls from rukongai
>>44277146>>General overview?why? Because the first world war was about to kick off and we need to balance out the souls from the living world and the spirt world.How? opened up a portal to the hollow's world and did my job.
>>Explain in full?Let's destroy his worldview.
>>44277146>General overview?yes, it's true. And the First one I killed when I began my career was a Gillian. The Sino/Japanese War was when I began establishing my record of killing 47 menos within 1 day. And don't get me started on World War 2, I lost count on how many I killed just to deal with the mess the 2 atom bombs made.
>>44277174>>44277164>>44277197>>44277231>>44277212>>44277206lets not, he's got a Rukia to save. Blowing his mind now would be too much for his mind to handle and he would certainly botch his "job". For now lets just establish how scary we can be.
>>44277146>Explain in full?His reaction will be hilarious.
>>44277146>Explain in full? "Hah, well think about Karakura town. Every time someone dies tragically, or uncleanly, there's a good chance a hollow is going to arise, right? You were out there nearly every day killing one hollow or another. And that's just the normal death rate of the city.So, what do you think happens when the Living world has a war? The Soul Society's purpose is to preserve the balance of souls between Soul Society, the World of the Living, and Hueco Mundo. If the living world is about to lose several hundred thousand souls, then we've got to balance the scales somehow. In the past we've had to purge the Rukongai, but nobody enjoys having to do that. So I gave everyone another option and pulled just as many souls out of Hueco Mundo. That gave us enough spiritual ballast to pull through."
>>44277275I agree with this guy
>>44277146Right well during the world wars larger numbers of souls were coming to the after life then usual yeah? This disrupted the balance between life and death. Usually when this happens a purge would be led into the Rukungai but I had the idea to give the soul burials to strong hollows instead. Well I say strong but they were mostly only menos grande and those hardly count.
>>44277146“It was my job,” you begin, recalling the events of almost a century ago. “I'm sure Kuchiki told you about what we shinigami do, right?”“You balance the flow of souls between worlds, right?” he asks, frowning. You nod. “That's right. And what do you think that means when an earthquake or a battle kills tens of thousands of humans in a week?”“You'd have to... wait,” Ichigo pauses, clearly working over the ramifications. “You'd need to send an equal number of souls the other way?”“There are a lot of souls in the Rukongai,” you continue as Ichigo looks on in shock. “It's unpleasant, but on our end we have to kill some of those souls every time you humans fuck something up badly enough to disturb the cycle.”“That's horrible!” Ichigo growls. “How can you just accept that?”“I didn't,” you explain. “Do you also know how a Gillian is formed?”His silence is all the answer you need. “It's formed when hollows, which themselves are formed from the souls of once-living humans, gather together in a feeding frenzy. Through devouring one another they form one immense, mindless beast that we call a Gillian, each of which is composed of what was once thousands of souls.”“So you killed those Gillians to take strain off the Rukongai?” Ichigo asks.“Exactly. And with each Adjuchas, which are formed when a Gillian emerges with a single personality and devours its fellows, the strain is reduced even further.”A few more moments of silence pass. “How many?”“More than you'll probably see in your human lifetime,” you tell your nephew. “So many I literally lost count.”>1/2
>>44277403"You must really hate them. Hollows, I mean."You shake your head. "Not at all, Ichigo. If anything, I pitied those souls that were reduced to such an existence.""Now rest," you demand, rising to your feet. "You'll begin again tomorrow, so think about what I said.">See to someone else (who?)>Sleep?>Other?
>>44277447>See to someone else (who?)Zangetsu, he's still manifested right? or did the timer run out? If he de-manifested, then see to Mirai.
>>44277447>>See to someone else (who?)go back to ninth division and see the prisoners?
>>44277447>You shake your head. "Not at all, Ichigo. If anything, I pitied those souls that were reduced to such an existence."First meeting with Apachi touches on the truth. For those that retain sentience it is a hellish existance and a shinigami's blade may be a mercy for the souls.>>Sleep?Onward to shenanigans!
who else is here currently?
>>44277447We should probably check in on the prisoners now.
>>44277447>See to someone else (who?)let's see if we can have a talk with zangetsu
>>44277447>See to someone else:Renji, Let's see how his training is coming. Besides we still need to spar with him.....
>>44277469>go back to ninth division and see the prisoners?Can't, they would be under lock and key. be too obvious if Riku showed up.>>44277479That sounds interesting, he should be down here still.
>>44277469>>44277477A gentle reminder that the Ninth Division's grounds are currently occupied by Fifth Division, and everyone there is technically under house arrest.
>>44277447>>See to someone else (who?)Mirai
>zangetsu in private
>>44277519next time, link your post anon!Here I'll link it for you.>>44277447
>>44277447>zangetsu in private
Alright, so what would you want to say to Zangetsu? As far as he's concerned your business is concluded.
>>44277604probably"Why do you look like the Quincy King?"
>>44277604Probably why he looks like the Quincy King.
>>44277604How does he have the face of the quincy king, is he really Ichigo's Shinigami powers? Shouldn't he represent Ichigo's quincy side?
>>44277604The whole Quincy King thing.
>>44277604Ask how he knew Quincy techniques.
>>44277628pretty much, is he really the shinigami powers and if not isn't that getting in the way of his bankai training.
>>44277604Does he really consider our business concluded? That is odd given we just told him "I think we both know what I want to ask but I'll wait on that for now."In particular I want to hear his answers to "what are you, exactly" and "why do you have the face of the Quincy King"
>>44277654>Does he really consider our business concluded? That is odd given we just told him "I think we both know what I want to ask but I'll wait on that for now."Pretty sure it meant ask later. I wanted to wait, but I think it got like 4 votes this time.
>>44277604Do you remember anything about the Quincy King? Does my face remind you of anyone in your memory? Which side of Ichigo's heritage is he representing? And if he's supposedly representing his Shimigami side wherein fact he's the Quincy side, why the masquerade?Call him out on the instinctive Quincy Techniques Zangetsu used.
>>44277604Is he really a zanpakto and if not, why is he impersonating one
>tfw Ichigo hollows out and decides to go train with the canon vizards >tfw Riku laughs in his face
>>44277666Too much really, I rather move on with current plot then ask stuff right now.
>>44277665Asking now is asking later. If I understand correctly we delayed because we didn't want to ask these questions in front of Ichigo. Now should be an opportunity to do that.
>>44277604As far as I'm concerned, you claim to be Ichigo's Shimigami side that he inherited, yet you use Quincy techniques. If you're really Ichigo's shimigami side he inherited from Isshin then the techniques you would use would more or less have variations of Getsuga tensho. Wouldn't you also teach Ichigo those quincy techniques as well?
>>44277447With time running out on the day's training, you pull Zangetsu aside to speak with him as Ichigo ponders the task you've given him.“You look like the Quincy King,” you mutter. “Why is that?”Zangetsu looks down at you with a strange expression, barely visible behind the concealing sunglasses.“I don't have the answer to that question,” he admits quite openly. “I wish I knew, but I will agree the resemblance is uncanny.”“So he knows that much?” Rosa muses. “I'm not convinced that's all he knows. He must at least suspect something beyond that.”“Speculate,” you eventually reply.“There are three influences on Ichigo's powers,” Zangetsu continues, “as you are well aware: quincy, hollow, and shinigami.”“And you represent the quincy part of that equation?”“It would seem my appearance at least reflects that.”You sigh, unable to find fault with that answer. “I've got something weird going on myself, so it's hard to say whether I believe you or not.”“Then you can...” Zangetsu manages, before his body is replaced by the training doll at the worst possible moment. Inconvenient... just like something Urahara would design.Leaving Ichigo to pass out, you return to find Renji gone and Mirai sleeping fitfully against a large rock.“Go upstairs,” you suggest, rousing her briefly. “There are futons in one of the closets. You okay?”Mirai shakes her head wearily. “You suspect that these lingering injuries of mine will complicate my use of Bankai?”“The thought crossed my mind.”“It presents a risk of premature failure,” Mirai admits quietly. “The reiatsu output of Seisha Hicchū exceeds what Urahara Kisuke's invention was designed to regulate.”“Then we'll need to get you a replacement,” you reply. “Simple as that. So until then take it easy, okay?”After a moment, Mirai nods dutifully. “If that is your order, Lady Riku.”>1/2
>>44277767Mirai is adorable
>>44277767The next morning you awake to find Rangiku in a state of near-panic."Whazzamatter?" you groan as your daughter prods you into consciousness. "Yoruichi thinks Renji may have gone after Captain Kuchiki!" she insists loudly. "You gotta get UP!""Not my damn business," you grumble, rolling over to try and escape her."Mirai went after him."That gets your attention.>I'll find a way to get them out of trouble.>I'll make sure they survive, at least.>I'll beat Byakuya senseless if I have to.>Rangiku, you go do it. I have to do (write-in)
>>44277826>I'll make sure they survive, at least.
>>44277826>>I'll make sure they survive, at least.
>>44277826>I'll make sure they survive, at least.punishment for making her get up early.
>Rangiku, you go do it. I have to murder aizen
>>44277826>>I'll make sure they survive, at least.Rangiku: "do you really think Byakuya will kill them?"Riku: "What no. I meant I'll try not to kill them for being idiots."
>>44277826>I'll beat Byakuya senseless if I have to.We did say we had to "Spar" with him once.
>>44275762Tag your quest thread in the thread description, please. I like my filters operational.
>>44277826>I'll make sure they survive, at least.If Renji really did go after Byakuya he is an idiot.
>>44277826>>I'll find a way to get them out of trouble.
>>44277882>tfw even in this universe, Renji thinks "Herpderp, muh bunkie makes me as tuff as a captain!"You'd think everyone would have at least a little common sense with Riku around to beat it into everyone.
>>44277826>I'll make sure they survive, at least.kids these days. not an ounce of common sense. I swear by mom (Inari) I'll force them to attend common sense class again until they memorize every single lesson that I beat into them.
>>44277826>I'll make sure they survive, at least.Probably gotta stop Mirai altogether, but for Renji, I think this is one of his main growth steps.
>>44277947I really shouldn't find this as funny as I do.
>>44277947Now now, no need to antagonize. "Autism" would be tracking the thread down in the archives to downvote it.Which someone apparently did already.
>>44277877That discussion has already happened, your input is largely unnecessary. Hide it and move on.
>>44277967Twice apparently, I can never understand that level of salt. The QM forgets to tag one time and everyone has to be so fucking passive aggressive and petty as to downvote in an archive.
>>44277988that archive title made me kek.
>>44277826“Give me strength,” you mutter darkly to nobody in particular before taking off into the midmorning sun. It doesn't take you any effort at all to track down Byakuya, as his Bankai is already released. Apparently Abarai was enough of a threat to force him to take such a measure, which honestly surprises you. But when you actually arrive on-scene, it looks like the aftermath of a massacre.Blood is everywhere, and all of it is Renji's. Several nearby buildings have been leveled, with traces of Renji's reiatsu all over them leaving you in no doubt who flattened most of them. But you can also tell that Senbonzakura has been hard at work as well.What's left of Renji's blood-soaked body is a grim testament to how outclassed he was, while you struggle to find any evidence that Byakuya's been wounded at all.Mirai, however, stands transformed.Her outfit is far more ornate, appropriate to an archer of the central Asian steppes rather than to a Japanese woman. In her hand is the bow you've already seen, and though she has one arrow nocked she has yet to draw it back. She stands over Renji's body, staring Byakuya down.“That small thing is supposed to be your Bankai?” Byakuya muses. “Truly, I must be favored.”“Do not smile,” Mirai warns him. “You have yet to see what it can do.”“And why exactly is a Ninth Division officer interfering in Sixth Division's affairs?” Byakuya asks, his voice challenging Mirai to account for her actions.“I did not want to allow a comrade to die pointlessly,” she replies simply. “It is not a matter of jurisdiction, but of principle.”“Admirable,” Byakuya admits, “but foolish.”Around the two shinigami, pink “petals” betray the movements of countless tiny blades as Byakuya prepares his Bankai. You're not sure how the next few seconds might pan out, but you're certain things will soon get out of hand.>Attack Byakuya?>Defend Mirai and Renji?>Do nothing?>Other?
>>44278092>Do nothing?>Other?Warn her not to kill Byakuya.
>>44278092>Defend Mirai and Renji?What did We JUST SAY about the Bankai Mirai?WHATS DID WE JUST SAY?!
>>44278092>>Other?Move them both out of the way of his attack
>>44278092>Other?Don't step in unless someone is going to die. Let it play out. The usual modus operandi.
>>44278092>Defend Mirai and Renji?
>>44278092>Defend Mirai and Renji?I don't doubt that Mirai would survive the first attack, but I don't think she has a chance against Byakuya in a straight-out fight.
>>44278092>>Other?Stand between the two and unleash reatsu hell.also FUCK CAPTCHA FUCK IT IN ALL ITS ORIFICES.
>>44278092>Defend Mirai and Renji?>>44278108>>44278113It's like you fucks WANT her to get injured!
>>44278092>Other?Step in, tell Mirai to back off. Byakuya can deal with his subordinate how he sees fit.Also tell Byakuya to back off, he's obviously won.
>>44278092Defend Renji if need be, let Mirai stand on her own two feet.
>>44278092>Defend Mirai and Renji?Don't forget to yell at everyone for being idiots. There is no need for further bloodshed. We should also check for Aizen manipulation.
>>44278092>And why exactly is a 6th Division Captain assaulting his own lieutenant and a 9th division officer? That's treasonous in my eyes.>Defend Mirai and Renji>Check Tenkotsuki if Byakuya's "marked"
Just a few hours late, but what can you do, this thread started at 5am where I live.
>>44278092>>Other?Move them both out of the way of his attackCheck Tenkotsuki if Byakuya's "marked"Take them and retreat, it's not good to decrease seireitei combat power
>>44278092>Mirai's Bankai form taking a Mongolian dress>tfw I recognize that manga and character. based queen. you know where the good stuff is at.
>>44278092Grab them and dodge, tsk little Byakuya for going overboard on loyal shinigami, and abscond
>>44278092In an instant, you're standing between the two would-be fighters.“Lady Shiba Riku,” Byakuya addresses you using your technically-correct name. “Why am I not surprised that you would be behind this?”You shake your head. “Make no mistakes, little Byakuya, I'm just here to recover my Commando. Abarai is your subordinate to punish as you see fit.”“Apologies, ma'am,” Mirai bows deeply. “I came too late to prevent the fight, but I felt it would be wrong to allow the Lieutenant to die... mistakes were made.”“Mostly by Abarai. We'll sort that out later,” you insist, “but for now we'll have to come to an agreement here. You deal with yours, I'll deal with mine?”“Your Fourth Seat has not yet attacked me,” Byakuya allows, the fragments of his sword seeming to retreat. “You may deal with the boy as you see fit, as I have dealt him a severe enough punishment. If he happens to survive, then so be it.”His blade now sealed, Byakuya departs the scene.
At least we likely know that Mirai is using a completed Bankai, not a partial one.Hopefully.And now Queen has a whole series of amazing pictures to use for her then.
>>44278315I both love and pity that woman for being so ocd about historical accuracy in her pictures.
>>44278297Hot diggity damn, Byakuya is being quite reasonable. (for him atleast.)
>>44278297Ichigo is still in training by the time you return to the underground chamber, under Yoruichi's watchful eye. Mirai tends to Renji's severe wounds in an effort to save his life. All across the Seireitei, things seem to have reached an unexpected point of stability: the calm before the coming storm.You now have a choice: I can have you play out what promises to be a boring day in-game, as little is set to happen until the morning of the execution. It'd be up to you to tell me what's on your list of priorities.Or, we could do one of the many omake chapters I have lined up, which may actually be too much to fit into one thread anyway. In this case the day would pass without incident, and we'd pick up the plot again in January starting with the morning of the execution.
>>44278338we WERE around when he was growing up to beat SOME amount of sense into him.
>>44278343I kinda wanna do the omake, let's rock.
>>44278343I'm fine with the omake
>>44278343I'm going to have to vote Omake.
>>44278343Iron Chef Seireitei pls~ALLEZ CUISINE!
>>44278384your secret ingredient is...HOLLOW BAIT
>>44278384>>44278396Will we see the legend?
>>44278384Soon. The titles of the omake chapters I have planned are, along with their rough position in the timeline:>Iron Chef Seireitei – Summer, 2000Riku tries to host an “Iron Chef” style event to amuse the Seireitei's gourmets and epicureans.>Spring Break – Spring, 1999A snapshot of the life of Starrk, Halibel, and company on a day when nothing important is happening.>Mirror, Mirror – Summer, 2001 (non-canon)What may have happened had you rolled a 5 in the first thread and turned Riku into a villain.>By Any Other Name (EXTREMELY non-canon)SSQ meets canon, disaster ensues.The one I'd like to run tonight is:>First Blood – Autumn, 1838The first assassination mission Yoruichi ever sent Riku on, shortly after learning Tenkotsuki's name.
>>44278384Behold Riku's character.
>>44278412First Blood sounds great.I'm good with that or Mirror, Mirror.
>>44278412By any other name, Spring break and ICS all sound great. Can't wait!!!
>>44278413One woman's dream became reality: free gourmet food, and a "cultural event" to keep the Old Man off her back.>update will be here shortly
>>44278445what sort of whelpery did Riku do this time to earn the old man's ire when Riku hosted the event?
>>44278412>>By Any Other Name (EXTREMELY non-canon)This has to happen. Now Riku has even more people to beat sense into!
>>44278476"THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY!"
>>44278412>By Any Other Name (EXTREMELY non-canon)
>>44278412>>First Blood – Autumn, 1838because i wanna give the QM love
>>44278476She did nothing. But he used ryujin jakka to sear his dish, and it did not go according to plan.
>>44278445You are Kusajishi Riku, exceptionally lucky street rat and new member of the Onmitsukidō. After having been pulled off the streets of the Rukongai, where you led a tenuous hand-to-mouth existence in abject poverty, you were given a place in the secretive organization. During your first mission to the living world you proved your mettle, briefly awakening your zanpakuto and assisting in the defeat of a Menos Grande that was threatening a team of Academy students.This morning you've been called into the office of your savior, and your new boss.Lady Yoruichi frowns as she flips through the paperwork she's been handed, glancing over each page in silence before setting the documents aside.“Everything's in order,” she concludes with a sigh. “Go tell the Central 46 I'll issue their mission immediately.”“I gather that's why you called me here, Lady Yoruichi?” you reply as soon as the messenger has left with her response.Your Commander nods sternly, something clearly weighing heavily on her mind. “This is a duty that my organization is frequently tasked with: the execution of shinigami guilty of crimes that make them a danger to their peers.”“And you intend to send me on such a mission?”“I have faith in your potential, Riku,” Lady Yoruichi explains thoughtfully. “Seems to me this is a decent chance for you to show the rest of the Onmitsu what you can do. I'll be sending you on your own, so this should be a fair test for you.”>Will you be sending an observer?>What crime did this shinigami commit?>I'll be back when I'm done.>Will I have backup, if I need it?>Other
>>44278412>>First Blood – Autumn, 1838>The first assassination mission Yoruichi ever sent Riku on, shortly after learning Tenkotsuki's name.Oh there are going to be tearsI can't wait
>>44278412Mirror, Mirror sounds most interesting to me, followed by Spring Break.They're all good though. First Blood might also give us an opportunity to see more of Tenko's kido modification?
>>44278504>>I'll be back when I'm done.
>>44278504>What crime did this shinigami commit?
>>44278504>>What crime did this shinigami commit?
>>44278504>I'll be back when I'm done.
It's not really our place to question orders, imo
Can someone tell me what series Mirai's Bankai look come from?
>>44278556OTOYOMEGATARI>come for the sweet mongolian clothing patterns, stay for the love story.
>>44278577Thanks mate, I'll check it out.
>>44278504“So what crime did this shinigami commit, ma'am?” you ask, before quickly remembering your manners. “I mean, if I'm allowed to ask.”“Your target is a member of the Sixth Division, their twentieth-seat. His name is Seta Hiko,” Lady Yoruichi explains, looking over a page presumably containing a list of traits and crimes. “History of drunkenness on duty, as well as abuse aimed at his subordinates. Recently it seems he killed his wife when she took him to task for his out of control behavior. And also, quit with the formal crap already!”“A murderer, then?” you ask, glancing at the man's likeness as Lady Yoruichi hands you the dossier. “Why hasn't he been put on trial?”“One of the deceased's friends has been hounding the Central 46 about it, I'm told,” your Commander tells you. “But Seta is a marginal seated officer with an unimpressive name, whose crime can be attested to by numerous witnesses, and who's lost the support of his Captain.”“There aren't two sides to every issue, Riku,” Lady Yoruichi finishes, settling into her seat. “And in the Seireitei “due process” is what the Central 46 deems necessary. Assassination orders like this are more common than trials, sadly.”“Then I'll be back when I'm done,” you conclude. “Can I take these documents?”“Of course you can,” Lady Yoruichi replies with a wave of her hand. “And you'd better come back.”With no real time frame required in which to carry this out other than “soon”, you ponder what your next step should be.>Review the dossier in-depth, formulate a plan for taking the target out.>Screw planning, what you need is your sword's cooperation.>Ask around for advice?>Other?
>>44278617>>Review the dossier in-depth, formulate a plan for taking the target out.
>>Review the dossier in-depth, formulate a plan for taking the target out.
>>44278653anon, you forgot to link it. again.
>>44278617>Other?Council with Tenkotsuki on how she would handle this assignment.
>>44278617You decide that the prudent step would likely be to review all the available data on the target and his disposition. There's plenty of information at your fingertips to come up with a solid plan.Twentieth Seat Seta Hiko owns a small home in the Rukongai, where he's thought to have retreated after murdering his wife. Also tucked into the dossier are known associates, who despite having clean records seem to mostly consist of gamblers and others of dubious employment and trade. Known associates of his now-late wife are few, mostly close personal friends. Apparently it was one of these friends, a blind man, who has been raising a fuss over taking Seta to trial. None of her friends or associates are likely to end up getting involved in the situation.According to his established habits, Seta is most likely going to be in his home in the evening gambling and drinking, possibly with company. Several shinigami from his own unit are listed as frequent visitors on such evenings, so it may be possible to pose as an off-duty officer come to gamble away her pay. As distasteful as it seems, they also have been reported to hire “entertainers”, who you may be able to impersonate. Alternately, you could try to sneak into the building after the inhabitants are all passed out or have left. While it may be a bit trickier to enter undetected and then find your target in the dark, doing so is more likely to lead to a clean kill.>Pose as a gambler?>Pose as an “entertainer”?>Sneak in after everyone is asleep?>Barge in and start killing? Your raw speed has gotten you this far.>Other?
>>44278775>>Sneak in after everyone is asleep?
>>44278775>>Pose as an “entertainer”?Men tell 'entertainers' so many things
>>44278775>Pose as an “entertainer”?as distasteful as it is, we do what we must to get the job done. And besides, who can't resist Riku's god tier legs and modest C-cup boobs?
>>44278775>a blind manYou don't say
>>44278775>Sneak in after everyone is asleep?
>>44278806I do indeed say.
>>44278818of course it had to be Tosen. Why am I not surprised?
we're dropping like flies. it's 4:17 am here on the east coast.
>>44278775You promptly decide that it would be best to leave things as uncomplicated as possible, and elect to enter the building at night well after the gamblers and drinkers have turned in. That way there's no risk of you saying something to blow your cover before the first stroke of your sword.Now all that remains to be done is wait.As the sun falls you try to sit and meditate, making every effort you can to contact your zanpakuto. After about an hour of trying you're almost ready to give up, when you find yourself seated in a familiar landscape of blasted volcanic stone and steam, with a lone figure waiting for you under a vivid cherry tree.“How good of you to come,” the nine-tailed fox woman muses quietly. “I have been hoping you would not keep me waiting long.”After a long session speaking to your zanpakuto, which involved answering a series of zen riddles, you stir to find that the dark of night has already fallen. The target's house is dark as well, with all the candles inside seemingly extinguished for the night.You begin your mission...>3d10, DC 7
>>44278852I'm trying to hold on, for King's sake
Rolled 2, 10, 5 = 17 (3d10)>>44278870
Rolled 8, 3, 3 = 14 (3d10)>>44278870
Rolled 4, 4, 10 = 18 (3d10)>>44278870Rolling
>>44278852It won't be long, anon. Just hold in there a while longer.Also, now you know why my UK schedule got pushed up so far into the day. I can't go until 2-3 in the morning like I used to.
Rolled 2, 6, 7 = 15 (3d10)>>44278870rough DC
>>44278775>Pose as an “entertainer”?I can't resist the shenanigans!
Rolled 1, 5, 3 = 9 (3d10)>>44278870
>>44278883Welp... Forgot to update my browser before posting. Again.
>>44278878>>44278876>>44278874even the dice are tired. >>44278879When's are you going back to San diego? How's England?
>>44278901You all should move to Aus, sure its Sunday and hot as balls, but its only 8:30 pm.
>>44278910I'd rather and stay in Michigan thank you very much. I'm not hardcore enough to deal with the killer spiders you aussies have there.
>>44278870… by calling upon your sword.“Prohibit, Tenkotsuki.”The strangely familiar weight of Tenkotsuki's kodachi blade greets you as you vault up to the second floor of the building and cling to the wall just to the side of a darkened window. One slash right through the rice paper screen and you're into the building, padding quietly across the polished wood floor of a long hallway.But at the end of the hallway is something you didn't expect: a room full of half-asleep shinigami, sitting around a candle smoking from their pipes. One of the shinigami you recognize as your target, and unfortunately despite his stupor he recognizes the threat of an invader as well.He draws his sword and quickly slashes at the candle, rising to his feet in a semblance of readiness. Several of his companions begin to do the same.>Announce that you're Onmitsukidō, make the bystanders think twice about joining the fight.>Take the offensive, focus on killing your target then making your escape.>Anyone who draws their sword against you is your enemy as well. Kill them.>Other?
>>44278924First post, first page, first thread in the catalog.
how do i roll
>>44278928>>Take the offensive, focus on killing your target then making your escape.
>>44278935Lean over to one side and tuck your arms and legs in. Or put "dice+3d10" in the options field.Also captcha had a picture of the wreckage of the Titanic. Random, but neat.
Rolled 1, 2, 10 = 13 (3d10)>>44278928>Take the offensive, focus on killing your target then making your escape.>>44278935enter dice+3d10 in the options field.
>>44278928>>Take the offensive, focus on killing your target then making your escape.fucking DC 7 we should have pretended to be an 'entertainer' but nnnnNNNOooooOOO.
>>44278928>>Take the offensive, focus on killing your target then making your escape.Time to hit hard and fast. Given we've botched the stealthy approach already its time to overwhelm him with our superior speed and then leave before people realize what's going on.
>>44278950Quit being such a whiny bitch, It's against Riku's characters to do that.
>>44278928>3d10, DC 6 for minimal success
Rolled 4, 4, 1 = 9 (3d10)>>44278990
Rolled 8, 7, 8 = 23 (3d10)>>44278990for bed and sleep!
Rolled 3, 8, 1 = 12 (3d10)>>44278990
Rolled 3, 4, 10 = 17 (3d10)>>44278990
>>44278998Seems the Dice agree with you.
>>44278981I was going to say the same thing, but I was too tired to yell at the whiner. >>44278998Good shit anon
>>44278998Like a goddamn ninja!
>>44279072have you tried auto-update? it works wonders when it comes to the reflexes and post timing.
>>44279010With a harsh cry, you rush the barely-prepared shinigami as swiftly as your feet can carry you. One man takes a swing at you with his zanpakuto, which you deftly parry and reward with a kick to the groin. But that one instant is just enough for your target to act.“Drink deep, Netsuyume!” he declares, and his weapon promptly shifts forms into a strange weapon with two parallel blades running away from the same hilt.Your first swing is parried with deadly skill, and his riposte nearly takes your head off. As a third man tries to cut you down you're obliged to kill him to escape harm, but even amidst the swirling chaos in the dark something strikes you. These men are all drunk, and their performance is suffering for it... all except for Seta Hiko himself. It's almost as if his movements are faster and more precise for his drunkenness.“That's exactly right, young woman,” you hear Tenkotsuki's voice in your mind. “See how his body moves?”True, his limbs seem filled with an unnatural fluid grace, as if the staggering movements of a drunken man have been given power and focus to match their utter lack of coordination. It seems Netsuyume gives its wielder greatly heightened skill when they're under the influence or would otherwise be impaired.The drunken shinigami lunges at you again, an attack you narrowly avoid by turning your waist and taking a half step back at your best speed.After a few more moments in which you're forced to cut down yet another of your shinigami opponents, you finally see an opening: Seta stumbles into the candlestick holder he slashed at earlier, which puts him off-balance.In a single strike it's over. You catch him under the collarbones with your forearm, slam him into a wall, and thrust Tenkotsuki's blade through the base of his throat, severing his spinal column. On the way out you slash through his left jugular and carotid to ensure that Seta bleeds out too quickly for medical aid to save his life.>1/2
>>44279096That morning, you report to Lady Yoruichi. Your eyes are bleary and you needed to change your uniform because of all the blood, but aside from that you escaped completely unharmed."So," Lady Yoruichi greets you. "I take it you succeeded?""Seta Hiko is dead," you inform her. "As several of his associates may also be, since they tried to kill me. Unfortunately many of them were still awake when I snuck in."Yoruichi sighs to herself. "I sent a clean-up team to deal with the rest of them. They're all suspected of minor crimes as well, so no big deal really.""I'll do better next time," you promise. "Now that I know what to expect.""I'm sure you will," Lady Yoruichi replies. "Now go get some breakfast.">"First Blood": End
>>44279137And that's it for tonight, thanks for playing! Next week will be a properly-named thread with several short omake chapters, on the 26th, so look forward to it!Archive's up, and expect a pastebin update some time tomorrow when I'm conscious.
>>44279151thank you for thread.....
>>44279151Thanks for running Queen! mfw dat filename
>>44279151till next time
>>44279159That sloth is basically Riku in their relationship.
A question Queen, could we please get the updated pastebin, I've been looking for it, but the links are either dead or outdated.
>>44279289Tomorrow, on the Twitter. Most people have already crashed and burned anyway, as I'm five seconds from doing.Sorry. Had I been thinking I'd have had it ready at the start.
>>44279330No prob and thanks for the session. 'Twas fun!