You are Tsukuda Ryouta, a Shinigami of the 12th Division with the unique role of an investigator of abnormal occurrences.The arrival of a bizarrely mutilated corpse has provided you with a new mission. The briefing is, as usual, transpires in Urahara's seldom used office."The deceased's name is Tatsu Shin, an unseated officer of the 5th Division. Apparently they took it upon themselves to investigate a series of murders committed in Northern Rukongai's 4th District. Well, it seems that their investigator bit off more than he could chew, and turned out like this." The Captain explains. Was that a joke about the fact that the upper half of the victim's head is missing? His tone is somehow vague in its seriousness, sounding neither obviously sarcastic nor particularly grave. "They sent this to the 4th first, but they only determined the 'cause' of death, and not the means by which the victim was killed. So the medical crew passed it on to us. The real meat here is for us to figure out, Ryouta-kun.""If we really are dealing with a survivor of Kurotsuchi's experiments, then it will be hard to predict this Quincy's abilities even despite our impressive amounts of data. So much for all the suffering those people had to go through at his hands... It's actually because of him that this is so difficult." He gives you a folder. Inside is a thick stack of documents describing some of the conducted experiments. You're fairly certain that you're not a researcher anywhere near the previous Captain's caliber, but it's hard to comprehend the purpose behind these tests other than torture."This is top secret information, so please don't tell anyone about this, Ryouta-kun." He says, as if asking a buddy for a small favor.(1/2)
>>45534209"Hollowification experiments?" You read a part of it aloud."Hollows are like poison to the Quincy. Those two types have complete incompatibility with each other, much more so than humans and Shinigami. It seems that it didn't sit right with Kurotsuchi, and he tried to make it work anyway. Unfortunately for us, those experiments add yet another layer of unpredictability to this mission."Perhaps unknowingly, Kurotsuchi Mayuri followed Urahara Kisuke's footsteps. Coincidentally, his efforts, too, have resulted in tragedy. Perhaps that area is best left untouched and forbidden."Your skills are perfect for this mission. You should be able to identify the anomaly with ease, no matter what kind of form it takes. Then, you'll have to report it to us, and we'll figure out a way to deal with it. You should probably think of this as a scouting mission instead of an investigative one. I doubt the Quincy could be as inconspicuous as a normal soul residing in Rukongai considering its origins." As you pack the documents back into the folder, Urahara takes it and puts it away. "Our reputation is already poor, and I'd rather not let this kind of thing leak to the public. This is why I'd like our Division - as well as you personally - to handle this. But try to avoid taking the risk of actually getting rid of it by yourself.""Couldn't the target be a Shinigami with a specific Shikai?" You ask. Your Captain nods."It's not impossible, but there should be no Shinigami deployed to that District at the moment. If you see any, report them to us immediately, and then question them. The Denreishinki will be fully functional and at your disposal."You nod."...And if you ever get bored, don't forget that we've added some games to it. Like the one where you stack up blocks to make a line, or the one where you chase squares while trying to not hit your tail..."You nod again.(2/3)
>>45534224There are two ways to approach the mission that you can think of: you could go plain-clothed and hope that the locals cooperate with you, or you could go in uniformed and use authority to leave them no choice. The risks of prolonging your investigation are uncertain, much like the risks of not utilizing subtlety....>Be subtle. Don't wear your uniform to the 4th District.>Make it quick. Go in uniformed and try to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.>Other. (Write-in).
>>45534243Current Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/UrXNe4LRArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Shinigami%20Quest
>>45534243>Be subtle. Don't wear your uniform to the 4th District.
>>45534243>Make it quick. Go in uniformed and try to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.
>>45534243I'd say be subtle, I don't like our odds fighting whoever this is in a fair fight, much less being sniped.
>>45534243Voting over, writing!
>>45534392>>45534243Not sure if that was clear or not, but I'm on a phone right now so doing>Be subtle. Don't wear your uniform to the 4th District.Is tricky, but that was what I had voted for.
>>45534243>Be subtle. Don't wear your uniform to the 4th District.The previous investigator is already dead, anyone with half a brain would suspect another investigator, which means if we go uniformed, pretty guaranteed to be ambushed.Also: Fuck captcha.
>>45534651Damn too late to vote for subtle.If we go in uniform were a sitting duck
>>45534362>>45534666>>45534392The 4th District is among the wealthiest in Rukongai, though naturally, it is incomparable to the marble streets and houses of the Seireitei. The true deterioration in quality of life begins beyond this district, but even here, the truly poor and needy part of the population is no longer difficult to seek out, like how it is in the First District.It's a long way off from the Seireitei, several weeks of nothing but travel. Despite the distance, communication is still practically instant thanks to the invention of the Denreishinki. When you arrive, you buy a room at an inn, and get to work.First, you check the place where the body was first discovered. Because it's been months since the crimes, there are no useful traces remaining.Discussing the murders with the locals proved to be difficult. They're afraid that doing so will get them involved, and the few willing to share something know practically nothing.One day during your investigation, stumble onto Date Gorou, the large ex-officer of the 7th Division. He offers accommodations and treats you like one would treat an old friend. You report his presence to HQ, and they reply that he's harmless. Retired or otherwise exiled Shinigami, as a rule of thumb, have their powers stripped from them, and there are documents to confirm that Gorou underwent the process as well.Unfortunately, he can't tell you much about the incidents; not because he doesn't wish to, but because he doesn't know. But the district is facing difficulties elsewhere - the members of a local dojo are using power to harass the locals.(1/2)
>>45535373"The Matsu dojo has grown rather unruly lately. They extort and threaten the citizens, and their leader, Matsu Shingen, makes no effort to stop his 'students'." The giant explains as he pours you some tea. "I no longer possess the authority or the power to teach them a lesson myself. I can't ask my comrades in the Seireitei to do it for me, not after abandoning them like I did. The locals are unwilling to escalate the situation. I am ashamed to be asking for your help in this manner, but I'm afraid that, at the moment, no one other than you could handle this, Tsukuda-san."This Matsu dojo is certainly a suspicious party with something resembling a motive to have killed the Shinigami in charge of the area. An agent of the Seireitei is responsible for upholding the peace, while the martial artists' goals seem to lie in the exact opposite direction."'Martial artists' is too prestigious of a name for them. They're just bandits with cheap swords and spears and hardly the knowledge of how to use them. Even a trainee Shinigami could make short work of them." Gorou says.Much like in a story wherein an unknown wandering warrior defeats all the members of a dojo, you could teach them a lesson in that same way, accepting Gorou's request for help. But on the other hand, if the killer has a human form, he could very well be part of that dojo. But because you do not have the uniform on you, your intentions might not be given away even if you were to start a fight, and yet might reveal unusual elements in their ranks right away.But observing them from afar to try and figure out their agenda might bring results as well. ...>Teach the Matsu dojo a lesson.>Question them openly but try not to start a fight.>Observe them for a while.>Ask Gorou a question. (Write-in).>Other. (Write-in).
>Observe them for a while.
>>45535394>>Observe them for a while.
>>45535373>>45535394>Observe them for a whileobserve and analyze before proceeding to more rash actions
>>45535394>Question them openly but do not start a fightAlso, I thought shinigami aren't allowed to retire for real, and are always on call for emergency service.
>>45535394Voting over, writing!
>>45535394>Observe them for a while.Tell Gorou what we'll be doing so he does not feel we have ignored him and his request.If it turns out that no one is overtly suspicious well go teach the 'dojo' a lesson.
>>45535640I mean the fact that we're observing the dojo should make it clear that we're not blowing him off, otherwise we'd ignore it completely.
>>45535454>>45535468>>45535471"They might be related to what I'm looking into. I'll see what I can do, Date-san, but I must proceed with caution." You say."I understand. If there is some way I can help you, let me know, Tsukuda-san."On the next day, you begin investigating that group.The Matsu dojo really are just a bunch of thugs. Instead of spending their time training, gangs of them are walking around the district, harassing people, extorting shops, wasting their ill-gotten gains in bars and inns... Resistance is shot down with armed threats, though they never get into fights with anything tougher than the furniture they smash for emphasis. Another common threat in the case of disobedience is 'the boss will hear about this'. It's likely that Matsu Shingen not only does not discourage his subordinates, but to the contrary, encourages their unlawful activities.You spend an entire day trailing one such gang. Tired of their 'hard work', the martial artists decide to rest at a bar. During the resultant brawl and commotion, you were able to occupy a table in the far corner of the establishment without them noticing. One particular subject, spoken with hushed tones, has caught your attention.(1/2)
>>45536123"After that Shinigami got offed, things sure have been easy.""Do you think he actually did it? I mean, the boss is strong as hell, but I've never seen him hurt anyone like that. Hell, I've never seen anyone hurt anyone like that.""I've got no fuckin' idea. And no one out there does, and no one wants to see for themselves, you know? Maybe our boss can punch holes through people, but who'd want to find that out? Even if they send another Shinigami our way, he probably wouldn't want to know, either. We've hit the gold, friend. It's only uphill from here!" The thug exclaims, lifting up his cup for a toast.It seems that either Shingen knows the Quincy you're looking for, or he is the one. Stalking him would be difficult, considering how much time he spends surrounded by his subordinates. A random glance could give you away....>Ask the thugs to tell you more about Matsu Shingen.>Try to find him and speak with him yourself.>Observe Matsu Shingen.>Other. (Write-in).
>>45536145>Observe Matsu Shingen.
>>45536123>>45536145>attempt to join/ infiltrate gangWHAT COULD PAAAAAWSIBLY GO WRONG?!
>>45536145>Ask the thugs to tell you more about Matsu Shingen
>>45536145Observe Matsu Shingen
>>45536145>>Observe Matsu Shingen.
>>45536145Voting over, writing!
well this is going to be interestingmoney is on it being a fullbringer thoughdon't think a quincy would be so stupid as to expose itself so completely and readily
>>45536197>>45536457>>45536602The master of the Matsu dojo is a towering mountain of finely honed muscle. Shingen's curly black hair reaches down to his broad shoulders, and his wide eyes constantly glare with a fearsome fury. The man spends his days watching his students fight, which seems more like an affair meant to keep him entertained than to encourage improvement, and his free time is spent on training alone, away from the others.>Matsu Shingen>STR: C>END: E>AGI: D>SPI: C>REIA: DHis power is staggering for someone who isn't even a Shinigami. This may not be definitive proof that he is your target, unless he uses an ability he is not supposed to have, but even so, this fact is enough to place him at the top of the list of potential suspects.During a routine session of pummeling a log with his bare hands, Shingen abruptly ceases his strikes and speaks, his booming voice resonating through the quiet evening field."How long will you be standing there?"Not any of his many subordinates with a lucky glance, but the man himself, in the middle of practice, has managed to spot you despite your efforts. He isn't looking your way, so he must have only sensed your presence. That might mean that he's uncertain of your current position. Perhaps attacking or simply getting away isn't out of the question yet.From the perspective of an attack, he's no different from a Hollow. A sneak attack to a vulnerable point should get the job done. In the case of an open battle breaking out, you have several Shikai to fall back on. And if he's as durable as a real Shinigami, you might be able to ask him something before he perishes....>"Who are you?">Attack him from hiding.>Force an open confrontation, see how he defends himself.>Run away.>Other. (Write-in).
>>45537427>>"Who are you?"
>>45537427>Force an open confrontation, see how he defends himself.Treat this like the classic films. ronin arrives in a small town, confronts the local hoodlum dojo. flair and all if possible. gauge his threat level and avoid an attack for as long as possible while analyzing.Something tells me if we run, we'll be shot and if we attempt to attack he will probably wreck us.
>>45537427>"Who are you?"
>>45537427Voting over, writing!
Just read through the character sheet to see what the quest was likeWhat's the character like?Also no Shikai at 22? Wtf , must not be very combat heavy
>>45537947we are an emotionless paranormal/ crime scene investigatorBasically a crime solving robot. Sherlock.exe
>>45537947Read the archives
>>45537947We do have a Shikai, sort of.
>>45537967Do we get a Watson?
>>45537557>>45537591"Who are you?"Upon hearing your voice, the man turns around. "You're intruding on the territory of my dojo. I am Matsu Shingen." He says, his fists clenched tightly. His glare is as intense as ever."There's more to it than that.""Is that so? Your eyes are dull only in appearance."Fifteen meters stretch out between the two of you, but that distance is something that could be crossed at a moment's notice."Are you here for revenge? If you came here to assassinate me, you just missed your chance." He says. But was there really a chance?"How did you spot me?""The ground. No one comes to this field but me, and yet I found tracks that are not my own."So there was a chance. You couldn't have used it without being certain."Your breathing is calm, your presence untraceable. You've asked me who I am, and yet made no effort to introduce yourself. Who the hell are you?" Shingen demands."You haven't answered my question, either."He grunts. "If you want the answer, then come. You'll receive it in your death."This is risky. Depending on how long the battle drags on, Shingen's students might arrive. Individually, they're no issue for you to handle, but in a large group, and while fighting their master all at the same time, it would be extremely difficult to survive.It seems that the man intends to fight barehanded. You spot no weapons or tools on his person; none of the crosses traditionally utilized by the Quincy. Even so, he stands a decent chance with just his fists alone, considering his power.And yet raw power alone isn't enough to defeat a Shinigami. Your Zanpakuto's special ability could turn the tides, but the question here is whether it's worth starting a fight in the first place....>Engage with Hashimaru.>Engage from a distance with Ishiken.>Use Kido in tandem with Haname.>Retreat and report your findings.>Other. (Write-in).
>>45538474>Engage from a distance with Ishiken.
>>45538474>ask for a duel
I'm at a loss here actually. Ranged combat if this IS our guy by some miracle will devastate us, but he's also a CQC monster just by sheer virtue of his build.
>>45538474If he attempt to attack from range he may juts take cover.If we retreat he may change locations, or dig in. I'm thinking either Haname or Hashimaru are best.>Engage with Hasimaru
>>45538474Eh, try Hashimaru.
>>45538474Voting over, writing!
>>45538474>Retreat and report your findings.
>>45539227Probably not the best move, especially since we're a target for the Quincy, who is probably not this guy, but I wasn't sure how effective running would be and didn't want to delay the next post even more.
>>45539420So yeah sorry for probably getting us killed here.
>>45539662it don't matteran't none of this mattaswe're already dead mate
Did you guys already forget being warned not to fight this guy?
>>45540270We were under orders to avoid fighting the Quincy who's behind this. This isn't tha guy, probably.
>>45540270>>45534224>But try to avoid taking the risk of actually getting rid of it by yourself."
>>45540302You're jumping to conclusions about the killer being a Quincy
>>45539208>>45539073Shingen quietly observes as you draw your sword."Rise above the other, Hashimaru." The sword splits in two. Both halves are perfectly capable on their own; but used in tandem, they can overcome the strongest foe."Shinigami..." Shingen whispers. He takes up a stance, his spiritual power flaring. If he treated you with arrogance before, revealing your true nature has made him serious.But he shows no fear. When you dash towards him, wielding the twin swords, he makes a single step and leaps forward. You parry the incoming jab by crossing both blades in front of yourself. The fist collides with them, flesh cutting itself on the sharp edges. You stop the strike just barely, but can feel your footing giving away.The second blow comes immediately afterwards, before you can regain a proper stance. His left hand blurs towards your chest like a lunging snake. In a clumsy effort, your weapons dig into the attacking arm, shoving the blow aside; the redirected blow strikes you in the side.The pain is agonizing. Your legs buckle under the strain, but you had the common sense to roll away and back up to your feet.With bleeding, mutilated arms, Shingen continues his relentless advance. Those limbs should be unusable... but he still has two legs left. Does he intend to sacrifice those as well?You just need to endure two more strikes, and then......No, that's unnecessary.(1/2)
>>45540302Our options are rather limited given that we've been discovered, and we need to confirm if this is indeed the Quincy which is looking unlikely at the moment given his lack of crosses that Quincy use, and the doubt about whether it was him who killed the district's shinigami.
>>45540440>...No, that's unnecessary.This could be getting real cool...
>>45540440>>45540331Well this guy is probably not the guy who killed that shinigami, because otherwise he'd do a better job against the likes of us.
>>45540440Your head is pounding; your ears are assaulted by an incessant ringing. You raise the twin swords, who have already tasted blood.As the man's foot is launched towards your head, you bring the weapons down. The heavy limb drops down with a loud thump, and Hashimaru grows yet stronger. The setting sun's crimson glow conceals the foul rain of blood.Matsu Shingen falls, and so do you. If his strike connected, it would have been the end. You seal the formidable swords. Soren's Shikai takes quite a toll; it's not something to be used lightly.The commotion of the brief battle has drawn no attention. The sun sets by the time it takes you to cope with the half-strike that Shingen did land on you, and yet nobody arrives to the scene.You hear a booming laughter erupt through the field. As he bleeds in the moonlit night, Matsu Shingen laughs. His hulking body moves. He stands up.The cut arms bear hardly even a trace of their previous wounds. His leg... is attached once more.>Regeneration: D->Every turn, a tick of E Rank damage is healed. Every 3 ticks restore an injury of a higher Rank. Due to the origins of this skill, it is imperfect and is incapable of dealing with particularly severe injuries in full. Those kinds of injuries still heal given enough time, treating the Regeneration skill as a single Rank lower.>Matsu Shingen's Strength: C->Matsu Shingen's Agility: D->A "-" next to an attribute indicates a situational flaw. The enemy of such an opponent may choose to reduce the attribute by half for a single action. This penalty may be activated once per battle....>Continue fighting. Use a Shikai. (Write-in).>Retreat.
>>45540541>Rapid regenerationSigns of hollowfication or hollow influence spotted>RetreatWe need to keep our eyes on him somehow and track him.Our only hope is to off him with our current injuries and drag him back to R&D or run the fuck away, hope we can track him, and have a more skilled soldier handle it.
>>45540541>Retreat.Prepare Haname for when he catches up to us.
>>45540541Hit him with Hado #31 to deal with his regenUse Ishiken and Shunpo to deal damage while avoiding his attacks. We need more info.
>>45540541>Use ranged shikaiWe can't let him leave alive. He shows unusual abilities and has a following. That' not to say he won't just up and disappear, but now he's more than wise we're onto him. If we run, he'll know what's about to happen and go into hiding or run away as well. We have to finish this here.
I feel like our AGI should be helping us more than this
>>45540541On the one hand, if we retreat this guy might go into hiding once a non-worthless shinigami shows up.So far this guy only seems to be melee only, so Haname might work against him.
>>45540733Our job was scouting, not to eliminate the threat. We've scouted a potential threat, gtfo.
>>45540541>Continue fighting. Use a Shikai. (Write-in).try using Kido as well as Haname whenever he gets close. Stop fighting on his level.
>>45540776We're not here to eliminate the threat. We are here to assess. We have assessed. It's time to report.
>>45540733>>45540776I really can't picture him punching a shield
>>45540773>>45540803Technically we were supposed to scout the threat, but since we underestimated this guy, we might make it impossible for other shinigami to locate him.
Retreating is so lame.
>>45540541Voting over, writing!
>>45540776Let's do it. Hado 31 then Haname. Should fuck him up and he won't regenerate.
>>45540852Such is life as a non-combat shinigamistarting to wish that our mimicry wasn't our only strength
>>45540995Got to work for it. Also this guy might not let us leave.
>>45540852>tfw people thinking up legit strategies are outvoted by people who voted to retreat without giving it any thought
>>45541057Eh, we are starting to run out of steam right now, and honestly I'm not sure he'd fall for attacking Haname, or if Ishiken is a good strategy against this type of opponent.That being said, I don't think people understood the>>A "-" next to an attribute indicates a situational flaw. The enemy of such an opponent may choose to reduce the attribute by half for a single action. This penalty may be activated once per battle.
Why is our reiatsu so pathetic?
>>45541189The cruelty of fate? It's not really a big deal.
>>45541184I did but I want to save that for a more dire situation
>>45541189we just need to creep on some private training sessions of other shinigami and build our portfoliowe may be weak, but soon we'll have a lot of options and tactics to best utilize them
>>45541248I mean if we run, that's ending the situation and probably no one will find this guy because that's how Mushroom rolls. It's annoying but we can't really trust other people to handle things.
>>45541362I voted to fight though
>>45540995I'm glad we're not super overpowered like lots of bleach characters but as a consequence players have no confidence which isn't that fun to read about. It's tricky to find the right balance.
>>45541383The thing is that when someone has regen, outlasting them is a fools errand, especially when you're as weak as us.I feel like unless we could kill him within two rounds, we were probably gonna die, which is why so many anons wanted to run.
>>45541455We have Hado 31 which would eliminate his regen entirely. Does nobody else use the character sheet?
>>45541480Obviously? But also what threw anons off were they read most of what Urahara said about it not being a good idea to engage, and being too fucking stupid to understand that we -already- engaged in combat with this guy and thus need to see it through.
>>45541546Also I'm pretty sure retreat was samefagged as fuck, since earlier votes had it take forever to reach three people.
We totally could've won this. Bunch of pussies.
>>45541666Eh, we almost lost to this guy before he started pulling our magic tricks, Also a bunch of idiots got thrown off by>But try to avoid taking the risk of actually getting rid of it by yourself.Not realizing it was too late for that.That being said, just because we're trying to retreat doesn't really mean it's guaranteed to work. If anything, we opened ourselves up to get our shit kicked in.
>>45541727Well if our stats actually start to matter our AGI is a rank higher than his, which might mean we can outrun him easily.
>>45541727Like we just learned that this guy has regen, but what we don't know is what else he can do. We don't know how he killed that one shinigami the way he did.
>>45541666One punch from this guy was bad enough, and now we find out that the taxing manner in which we "beat" him didn't really have a lasting effect. I didn't get here in time to vote, but I can see an argument for withdrawing to report our findings.
>>45541936The problem is that either we're not going to escape and thus get stabbed in the back, or this guy is gonna disappear forever even after we called for reinforcements and thus we've failed the mission.
>>45541996Or he will follow us and we'll be forced to show off our mimicry ability and the fact that a Shinigami is fighting a non shinigami to everyone since we're leaving our private battleground
>>45542074Actually that is a good point, if we did use a different shikai, we'd need to guarantee we killed this guy, because he'd know our secret.Kidou and shunpo would have been better, but that wasn't actually listed as an option (I guess Kidou takes too long?)
>>45540609>>45540613>>45540663>>45540612Your role is the gathering of information, but this is dangerous. There is no telling what other tricks this man may have up his sleeves, and your capacity to deal with them is rather questionable. The risk isn't worth it.You bolt backwards, a surge of spiritual power backing your retreat. Shingen sprints after you, but the sustained injuries make his gait awkward inefficient. The use of Shunpo makes your retreat almost effortless.You leave the man behind, sneaking into the nearest alleyway to conceal your presence. The streets around the Matsu dojo are quiet. The obnoxious spike of Shingen's Reiatsu soon fades from your senses; it seems that he gave up.When you make sure that you aren't being tailed, you return to your rented room.What gave you away were the tracks, not his sensory abilities. He shouldn't be able to find you here... not that you intend to keep to the same place for long. You take out your Denreishinki and send a report of what had just occurred.You receive instructions to proceed with caution, not that you didn't intend to do that already. Shinigami will arrive to take care of it, but that is going to take time, considering the distance between the Seireitei and here.But at least now you know who to keep an eye on, even though getting caught has become that much more dangerous.The best you can do for now is making sure that Shingen doesn't get away. You treat the wound on your side and get a little rest.(1/2)
>>45541996Our mission wasn't to stop this particular guy, it was to investigate a suspicious death. We've found a suspect and assessed his abilities, but we're still not sure whether he was the actual culprit. We just know he has unusual abilities.So the best course of action is to withdraw, report, and let someone with more information and authority make the call from here.
>>45542234That is true, technically he hasn't demonstrated the same power that killed the shinigami. It's incredibly unlikely, but his regen could be unrelated.
>>45542212The next morning begins with a commotion. The District is uneasy; the people are discussing a new murder.A young man has been murdered in an inn. You head over there to investigate. The owner of that inn, a frail old lady, grows suddenly pale and nearly faints when she sees you enter. It must be the blood on your clothes, you think at first. But when you enter the scene of the crime, her reaction becomes much more understandable.Inside the room, splayed out on the floor in a pool of his own blood, is a person with a large hole in his chest. You've seen this kind of wound before. It served as the reason for this mission. But what does this corpse mean? Is Shingen the murderer, or could he not have murdered this man last night?You didn't notice it at first, but his lifeless eyes are just like yours....No, not just his eyes. The shape of his nose, the size of his ears, the form of his chin, his height... Every single feature... everything is yours. It's all identical.You feel your heart sink. Something about this is... frightening.The person that's been killed is, without a doubt... you....
>>45542382Ending thread for tonight, it's getting really late for me!Next thread will be announced on twitter:https://twitter.com/MushroomgamiIf you have any questions or feedback, shoot them my way!Thanks for reading!
>>45542421Guess we have a twin brother! Or... HAD a twin brother.Or more likely whatever we are was mass produced?
I've been for telling Urahara most everything, but part of me feels like we should keep this bit to ourselves if we can.
So I guess Shingen (or whoever is killing shinigami) has informants throughout the area, and they pointed the way towards that dude instead of us?Either that or someone has a cloning machine and the shinigami who was presumed dead at the beginning of the thread is still out there.
>>45542530Letting a mad scientist know we might be replacable just doesn't seem wise to me.
>>45542446Did we have any chance of beating Shingen?
Now hold on a moment... what if this is perhaps a dummy body or a fake instead?What if perhaps the shinigamis whos body we examined has a shikai ability to drop decoys of people they have seen and has used this ability to defect and flee?
>>45542587Yeah, and then he dropped a copy of our MC and exploded its chest.FOR WHAT PURPOSE.
>>45542584We probably did but how much of a chance is unknown.
>>45542629to send a messageperhaps there is a clue to be had hereperhaps they are calling out to usperhaps they know something they should not
>>45542584It wasn't impossible, but it would be hard! Shingen still has something nasty up his sleeve, and only a specific fighting style on Ryouta's part could have saved his day.Every option has downsides and upsides, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with retreating if you're not certain about your chances! Please keep in mind that I'm not out to screw anyone over in a "haha got you!" kind of way, so never hesitate to do what you think is right!
>>45542694A specific fighting style huh?Kidou seems the obvious answer, I'm not sure if Rose's shield or the crossbow would have worked.
>>45542587no man what if... hold on here... what if we weren't us?>>45542694what is the body wearing?
>>45543022A brownish shirt and dark green pants. Ryouta is currently wearing a light blue kimono.
>>45543157And what was the first victim shinigami wearing?Standard uniform I assume
>>45543342Ok so lets move onto the wounds.You say they are similar. Are the wounds in the same spots as the first victim?How fresh is this new kill?
>>45543388Mushroom is really tired anon, we can investigate later.
>>45543388They're not in the same spots, but their origin appears to be the same. There's only one wound here, right through the heart, whereas the Shinigami had multiple all around the body.The new kill most likely happened during the night.
>>45543504Ok so this would mean that the attack on this individual happened before our confrontation which we just recently escaped.This also throws out, at the moment, the ability for a shinigami to drop decoy bodies with the same wounds or without wounds. Most shinigami lack secondary shikai modes so while this may still be feasible, it is likly they would have an accomplice.The first victims woulds seem to indicate a struggle, or more likely torture due to the volume of wounds described. This seems to be a single shot without struggle, which again, happened before our meeting with the mob boss it seems.The cloths are also different and it is not common for one to change. This could mean that there's a rat in 12th to radioed in our appearance and had a conspirator attempt to assassinate us, however that does not explain why, for all intents and purposes, this new victim is or appears to be a copy of us.This strike is way too surgical to not have previous intel on us and seeing as how we just got here so it's unlikely an individual would be able to pinpoint us so quickly and effectivly, I'm very much willing to bet the assassin is working with someone in 12. Perhaps we're stumbling onto something bigger here and they're protecting the plot rock or are a quincy sympathizer.In summation this is highly premeditated and must be treated as such. Figuring out why we are a clone(?) is secondary as I doubt it plays into the core of this mission. Be weary of the machinations of the 12th... I feel there is a spy among them.
>>45543777>Ok so this would mean that the attack on this individual happened before our confrontation which we just recently escaped.No?Ryouta took a short nap after running from Shingen.>You treat the wound on your side and get a little rest.And we fought Shingen right at sunset dude, that was explicetly stated.
>>45543811Like you're making this way more complicated than it has to be. For whatever reason, we had a doppelganger who happened to be living in the Fourth sector of the Rukongai, and after we ran fron Shingen his goons found the clone, thought it was us, and then Shingen killed him.This really isn't very complicated man.
>>45543811I clearly missed that part then.Well fuck I don't really have anything at all then.
The upside is that Shingen might think we're already dead if we plays our cards right.
>>45543861Joke's on you, we never checked how big his sandals were!
>>45543504>right through the heartYeah, that's some pretty symbolic shit right there. Factor in the rapid regeneration and I think we must be dealing with a proto-Vizard of some kind.