Previous: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1045174/Char Sheet: http://pastebin.com/fUKdUWLF-My body still feels sore a week after that fight, like I just woke up from it yesterday, the tired haze left after a battle still hanging in my head like a low sea side fog. Thankfully my wounds are healing nicely, didn't get many of them in the grand scheme of things but...fighting lieutenant aizen was exhausting and took everything I had just to keep up with him. But it was worth it, the best way to understand someone is to fight beside or against them. Metal hitting metal reveals more than anything words can by themselves. Not to mention it was just absolutely thrilling, even if he wasn't using the fullest of his abilities, it was just a pure test of skill and endurance. The purest form of a challenge, no dirty tricks. Just pure skill....I smile in memory, the movement's of our blades replaying in my mind as I walk down the street towards the my divisions barracks. The one thing I regret about that fight is it made Aya try and coddle me over this last week. She has a good heart, and I'm glad she's my sister. Still I would like to try and fight Aizen again, even if he's far stronger than me dueling with him was exhilarating and gave me more of a challenge than any hollow has. But it is my duty and cause to hunt hollows and guide souls to this next life, dueling and sparring with my friends is simply a fun distraction. A way to pass time and better myself...not that I don't enjoy it of course. I seem to always end up close to those with natural talent and fighting spirit anyways. Guess I'm just lucky.I stop outside my division's barracks, lost in thought as the wind whistles behind and around me, making my Kimono dance and billow as my pony tail follows its movements as well.It might be a little odd but...I'm glad when I died when I did in some odd way. I have no idea how to word that thought without it sound weird or disrespectful in someway. But...everything I loved was gone from the world when I passed, my way of life, my friends and comrades in arms. The cause I had, the duty I sought dashed away in the wind. What would I have done if I survived? was there anything left for me in the world of living anyways?I smirk, banishing those depressing thoughts as I remember all the faces and friends I've thus far met in my otherwise short time in being in the soul society. I'm glad for it all, my memories of my past life and the blessed one I live now. I really am a lucky girl, stumbled into a life I was made for.Without thinking anymore, I step through the barrack's Boundary and inside of them.I stop as I see the shinigami under my position and even a few of the ones who share my seat and the ones above it, all standing in a crowd, backs straight as all of them stand at attention.and begin to clap, a few of the lower rank's expressions breaking into grins.cont
>>1068145Wait is Tora smiling? that's a rare sight but...what's going on here?What do I do?ignore them and go about my morning duties Order the shinigami that rank lower than me to stop messing around and get back to work Ask what's going around.....this is about the duel I had with Aizen isn't it? How did you find out about that?Bow and find a sparing partner for morning drills turn and walk away, obviously In my tired daze I've wandered into the wrong barracks try and ask ginrei if I can see the kids I captured Get a little embarrassed write in
>>1068148> Ask what's going around>.....this is about the duel I had with Aizen isn't it? How did you find out about that?
>>1068148> Ask what's going around>.....this is about the duel I had with Aizen isn't it? How did you find out about that?> try and ask ginrei if I can see the kids I captured> Get a little embarrassedEvening HM.
>>1068148> Ask what's going around>.....this is about the duel I had with Aizen isn't it? How did you find out about that?> Get a little embarrassed>Bow and find a sparing partner for morning drills
I blink once or twice, caught in a bit of a daze as I try to process what I'm seeing in front of me. This is usually the time when my fellows are drilling or taking part in practice spars. So why are they. I tilt my head as they stop as the clapping slows down, but doesn't die as a few of the more enthusiastic shinigami keep making noise as the more reserved ones simply stand at attention."What's going on here?" I ask frowning as Tora continues to smile, I can feel myself blushing in embarrassment from all this attention already"What are you"Wait...no it couldn't be could it?"This is about the duel I had with Aizen isn't it?" I ask as one of the higher ranking soul reapers nod and smirks "How did you all find out about that?""The captain told us" One of the officers above me, a man with a claw mark over half his face says calmly smiling almost proudly despite the fact him and I have never talked beside him giving me orders from higher up in the chain of command "just this morning, when a unseated member very rudely asked why you were late to drills""Yes" Tora says dully "we simply decided it would be...right to show you some much earned respect for...surviving I guess""Not many people would even think face lieutenant aizen in a duel, let alone be able to return to work in just a few days" an older woman with hair cut short says with a smile "Its just impressive""Always knew you were made of stern stuff" "Its hard to keep you down isn't it""....lucky girl""And here I thought the scars were just a sign you weren't quick on your feet""I'd have loved to seen the fight myself"I bite my lip as my comrades in arms continue to shower me in praises, even the ones who usually look upon me jealously...well most of them, in fact I can taste the sarcasm on a few of the voices, and the looks on their faces tell me their real feelings. but they're drowned out by real praises and impressed smiles and looks of respect. it just....why am I blushing so much, I ...this is just too much""Mhm" Ginrei says from the second story of the barracks "yes yes, thats enough praising for Kemuri, she fought with valor and honor that will reflect itself on the rest of us, BUT NOW is no time to celebrate her determination, get back to the morning drills"And without a word it all stops, and the barracks return to normal. "thank you" I say under my breath, gripping the hilt of my zanpakuto as I move to join my fellow shinigami, still feeling flustered and flattered.Now, who do I spar with? Tora one or more of lower ranked shinigami One of my betters ask ginrei if I can spar with a soul reaper from another division Duel with the people who are jealous of meask someone if it was really that big of a deal write in
>>1068265> Duel with the people who are jealous of me>ask someone if it was really that big of a deal
>>1068265> One of my bettersGet gud
>>1068265>ask someone if it was really that big of a deal> One of my betters
>>1068265> One of my betters>ask someone if it was really that big of a deal
>>1068265> One of my bettersask someone if it was really that big of a deal
>>1068265>One of my betters
the older, refined woman walks up to me with a calm almost unnoticable smile. I think she holds the seventh seat, but I don't know her name since her manners are such she only speaks in meetings when she must. She's kind of like tora in that regard but...tora is just quite in general, not out of politeness or anything like that."May I request a simple spar?" She asks sweetly, bowing even though she's a higher position than I am, I smile and do the same"Of course, I'd be honored to match blades with you" I say as nicely as I can as she smiles just a bit wider"As would I, I'm interested to see how the girl who managed to match Aizen fights" She says, gripping her purple tasseled blade anxiously "Is that really such a big deal? I didn't even last that long against him" I say frowning as she nods "Also I don't think he'd like the knowledge of our duel spreading""Well words spread, you can't stop them from doing that, but....the fact is Kemuri, you managed to keep up with someone with much stronger Reiryoku than your own" She says calmly as I step five paces away from her, and begin to pull my zanpakuto free of its sheath "You shouldn't have been able to cut him, or match blades with him""Skill has always outmatch pure power" I sigh shaking my head "Aizen has both, and I didn't last long against him""You lasted longer than anyone else, that I know of" She say says, drawing her polished bladeand then, she strikesWhat do I do? Match her 1d100 Bash her blade out of the way with my sheath 1d20+str dodge 1d20+mob Oni's smoke behind her 1d20+spirit take the hit 1d20+endurance Sweep my sheath into her feet and smack her neck with the blunt of my blade 1d100 write in
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1068358>Bash her blade out of the way with my sheath 1d20+str
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>1068358> Match her 1d100
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1068358> Bash her blade out of the way with my sheath 1d20+str
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1068358> Bash her blade out of the way with my sheath 1d20+str
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1068358> Bash her blade out of the way with my sheath 1d20+str
"Besides, no matter how skilled one is, if they cannot even harm their opponent, they will never win" She says smiling as she slashes her blade, aiming for my chest "I'm curious, how did you manage to wound him?""As I said" I say moving my blade to distract her as I drop my sheath to my side and swing it up, quick and as hard as I can like a club-19+10=29=success-It smacks into the blunt of her blade. I smirk as the metal reverberates. The sheer force of my blade forcing hers out of the way, pulling her arm away as I step forward and frown"Skill, always beats out raw power" I say calmly as her eyes remain as calm and curious as everWhat do I do? Try to stab her 1d100continue smacking her with my sheath 1d100 pivot, swing my blade, bring it back around and smack her with the pommel 1d100 Tackle her 1d20+str Lock blades with her 1d20+endurance Use kido 1d20+spirit ask if she could give me some pointers, while I fight with her  Tell her her weakness is a common fault, abandoning skill for that power, relying on power too much laugh and ask if she's ever seen anything like that write in
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>1068464> ask if she could give me some pointers, while I fight with her > Tell her her weakness is a common fault, abandoning skill for that power, relying on power too much>continue smacking her with my sheath 1d100
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>1068464> ask if she could give me some pointers, while I fight with her> pivot, swing my blade, bring it back around and smack her with the pommel 1d100
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1068464>continue smacking her with my sheath 1d100Just to probe and test her
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>1068464 ask if she could give me some pointers, while I fight with her  Tell her her weakness is a common fault, abandoning skill for that power, relying on power too much pivot, swing my blade, bring it back around and smack her with the pommel 1d100
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1068464> Tell her her weakness is a common fault, abandoning skill for that power, relying on power too much> pivot, swing my blade, bring it back around and smack her with the pommel 1d100
"Curious style" She says turning to try and bring her blade back down into my back "You certainly don't fight like a normal shinigiami""Well if you have some pointers for me, feel free to give me them" I say happily as I pivot around mid sentence, bring my zanpakuto up as she nods "Well, never put all your Strength into a swing, the blade itself should be more than enough to cut through all but the thickest hollow hides" she shouts as she dodges away from my swing "There's no reason to leave yourself open from a missed strike, since if your foe is fast enough you won't be able to"I turn, gripping the hilt of my zanpakuto tightly the moment she steps forward. I slam the pommel into her face with a resounding crack, making her stumble and clutch her face looking shocked as I hit her"Your weakness" I say calmly as she looks over at me angrily "Is abandoning skill for power...and relying on it too much, thinking your speed would allow you to rush me without any chance of being hit"Her eyes narrow, and she strikes without a moment of hesitationWhat do I do? Oni's smoke allowing her blade to pass through me, then strike 1d20+spirit Apologize, then block her blow and headbutt her 1d100 Enter a defensive stance, and show her speed isn't everything 1d100 Grab her hand and smack her with my sheath 1d20+str dodge 1d20+mob write in
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1068591> Grab her hand and smack her with my sheath 1d20+str>Apologize
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>1068591> Enter a defensive stance, and show her speed isn't everything 1d100
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>1068591> Apologize, then block her blow and headbutt her 1d100You know our fighting style is a lot like shuhei hisagi's shikai. batshit insanity wrapped in a blade.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1068620>settle down doggoI like thisSupporting
I drop my zanpakuto and grab her hand as she swings her blade down at me, aiming for my shoulder this time, no doubt to try and weaken my swing or sever my arm entirely. A very common tactic in Zanjutsu, when its used against a fellow soul reaper. I just hope I'm strong enough to stop her blow-17+10=27= success dc-I grit my teeth, straining my muscles as I struggle to hold her hand away from me, as she tries and force it down at me. She really does have a lot of strength in her body....even if she has little to no musclesShe pushes me back, but I keep my grip and swat her on the head with my sheath. She lowers her head and says nothing."Sorry about what I said and" I begin to say, trying to apologize before She glares up at me and smilesRoll 1d20+endurance
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1068738
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1068738
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1068738
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1068738
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1068738
19+11= 30=succcess!-I gasp, as I feel all the air leaving my lungs followed by a sharp and sudden pain. It travels up my spine and into my stomach like a gun shot, but the pain sticks around much harder and wider than a bullet would. Did...did she just kick me? I blink and manage to keep standing, digging my feet into the ground as I tighten my grip and harden the muscles in my stomach as she kicks me again, sending me back a foot or two as she tries to force me to let go of her handSighing, the pain sticks to my gut. She tries to kick again but I let go of her and grab my zanpakuto, pulling it from where it fell into the ground. She's still smiling, but her eyes look pretty offended.I don't think she enjoyed my critisims.What do I do?Bow and ask for forgivnessLaugh, and attack her with my sheath and blade in an downward arc 1d100 Oni's smoke 1d20+spiritCatch her blade with my sheath, stand fully and hit her shoulder 1d100Block her strike, pivot around her and attack 1d100 Show her how I fought with aizen, and endure 1d20+end writ ein
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>1068885>Catch her blade with my sheath, stand fully and hit her shoulder 1d100Don't apologize, she needs to be pushed in order to get better
>>1068885>Catch her blade with my sheath, stand fully and hit her shoulder 1d100>Try to apologize Not everyone can take constructive criticism it seems.
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>1068885>Catch her blade with my sheath, stand fully and hit her shoulder 1d100
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>1068909
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>1068885>Catch her blade with my sheath, stand fully and hit her shoulder 1d100
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>1068885>Catch her blade with my sheath, stand fully and hit her shoulder 1d100
C'mon mates, are we gonna start getting somewhat mediocre rolls? Kimi only deals in crits.
I act, don't think. Just go through the motions. No danger here, just a duel with one offended party. The worst I'll get if I slip up is a non scarring scar. My life isn't on the line here, but I should still fight like it is. Since even if she's prefers to use her strength and speed over skill with her blade, she's still a swordsman. Who has fought longer than I have, more likely than not...even if she's let her skill with the blade lessen slightly.A dull thud echos in my ears as her blade meets my sheath. I press up and stand fully, swinging my blade at her shoulder. The cold touch of steel....I can feel it in my cheek, cutting through my flesh like paper as I stab my zanpakuto into her shoulder.She stabbed her blade forward as I swung. We step into each other, twisting around each other as we keep walking and both of us end up behind the other.Warm blood soaks my cheek...its a pretty deep cut, but nothing that will scar. a drop of blood hits the cold dirt under my feetWhat do I do? Continue on the rythme of battle Sheath my blade and thank her for the spar Oh....so you took my advice then *Cheeky smile*Hmm, trying to make your mark toss my sheath at her 1d100 Kick dirt up when she turns around and strike she's blinded *taking Byakuya's trick* 1d100 Give Kotei some of the blood on my cheekwrite in
>>1069044 Sheath my blade and thank her for the spar Oh....so you took my advice then *Cheeky smile*Hmm, trying to make your mark
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>1069044> Oh....so you took my advice then *Cheeky smile> Kick dirt up when she turns around and strike she's blinded *taking Byakuya's trick* 1d100
>>1069044> Oh....so you took my advice then *Cheeky smile*> Give Kotei some of the blood on my cheek> Sheath my blade and thank her for the spar
>>1069044> Continue on the rythme of battle> Oh....so you took my advice then *Cheeky smile*> Give Kotei some of the blood on my cheek
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>1069044> Continue on the rythme of battleHeeey, I made it in time. Hi HM
"Oh" I say, stopping to touch my hand to my cheek, glancing back at my opponent, the 7th seat as I slowly smile cheekily in an almost monkey like fashion, grinning widely as she turns back to face me herself "Look took my advice then"She frowns, her eyes narrowing like she's expecting me to turn back and attack her again, but I just smile, and she does the same, realizing our spar is over as I run my blood stained blade over my cheek calmly. I feel the blood lifting from my face, and soaking into the metal slowly. Like a soft kiss, and a greedy gulping all mixed into one.Wincing as Kotei begins to pull at the blood in my face that hasn't been spilled, I pull her aay and set her and Bloody back inside their sheath, closing it with one swift press down.I turn to face her, and bow"thank you for sparring with me" I say, as she does the same, blood staining the shoulder of her kimono as she does so"Sorry I lost my compsure" She says sweetly, smiling softly as she stands back up fully, and I do the sameI nod, and walk away from her, rubbing the bloodless cut on my face as I go alongWhat do I do? see if I have any duties today rest with other seated officers for a spell commune with kotei and bloody take a break to read in the library here ask ginrei if I can check in on the kids I capturedplan what I'm going to do in my free time find another person to train with/spar write in>>1069223hey
>>1069253 rest with other seated officers for a spellthen see if I have any duties today
>>1069253> commune with kotei and bloody> ask ginrei if I can check in on the kids I captured> see if I have any duties today
>>1069253> rest with other seated officers for a spell>see if I have any duties today
>>1069253> rest with other seated officers for a spell> commune with kotei and bloody> see if I have any duties today
Also, I have been theorycrafting on why Kimi was able to even cut Aizen, besides cop-outs like he was massively holding back, (that still wouldn't explain how she could overcome his natural background reiatsu.)I am imagining that Kimi is just naturally adept at honing her reiatsu to an uncommonly extreme razor edge. Kind of goes with her personality and instinct.For example: take the normal amount of reiatsu used by a jobber shinigami and cram it in distributed over, say, 1/10000th the normal cutting area of a sword and that would cut even Aizen, in theory.Any thoughts?
>>1069336I spilled a technique idea like that back in the earlier threads. Might go back and copy and paste those autistic ramblings to get the whole picture.But yeah that also makes sense.
>>1069379Well, I do know they talk about it a couple times in the soul society arc. They use it to illustrate how extremely powerful Kenpachi and Aizen are.In the fight with Kenpachi for example, when Ichigo's fighting spirit wavered even slightly he was no longer able to cut through Kenpachi's unguarded skin as strawberry's reiatsu lost its keen edge. (implying when he had his shit together and made it as sharp as possible, he was able to cut him.)Kimi could just be so comfortable in that state of mind and so natural at honing her reiatsu, she just cuts what she pleases.
>>1069424Which supports my theory of upping spirit and will. Seems like the most important stats to me, though admiditly mobility is the easy second.
It aches, less from the cut itself, and more from kotei's kiss. Its an odd feeling, blood rushing to refill veins that just a few seconds ago were nearly sucked dry by the gluttonous and greedy half of the spirits in my blade. hmm, well I don't have time to dwell on it, I'll have to see if I have any duties for today, if I'm needed anywhere or if there's any task I need to complete before I can rest. Without missing a beat, I walk up the stairs to the second floor, and head to the always open office down the end of the first hallway.The duties officer is sitting there, going through, separating and filing away papers. Paying no attention to the world around"So, are there any orders for me today?" I ask as I rap my hand on the doorway leading into his office, he looks up at me He pauses, and flips through his papers calmly, not saying a word before he shakes his head and sighs. Pushing his glasses up with the back of his hands, he says in a dull voice"No, you're on stand by in case a situation presents itself, to be called on if any threat or danger threatens the soul society directly" He says calmly, before chuckling 'like if some invaders decide to storm our home here in the seireitei" "Tch" I click my tongue and laugh "Who'd invade the home of the shinigami? Seems rather suicidal to me""Hollows, but I doubt they'd get far at all" He says with a smirk, as I turn and head away from him frowning as I goDamn, I was wishing I could go patrolling in the world of the living or something else like that.But I suppose a day of rest isn't so bad...I know there's a lounge for seated officers up on this floorI think its down this hallway and to the left, no real way of signifying it besides a simple board listing its purpose and name, no art or decor around it. I open the door, and instantly feel five sets of eyes on me. I smile weakly and bow, not saying a word as I walk into the room with a handful of other shinigami, three of them bandaged from recent battles and two as fresh and healthy as they could be. They don't say a word to me as I sit down at the table away from them, staring at it as they slowly turn back to their tea. they still haven't made a noise to acknowledge me or talk to each other...its almost like they're meditatingMeditating....I close my eyes as I draw my zanpakuto"Oh?" one of them, a wearied eye'd woman chuckles "well if you're going to preform jinzen, please be careful""We won't disturb you if you do the same force us" the wide set man at the end of the table snortsI nod, and calmly close my eyes as I carefully set my nodachi on my lap, pressing my palms on either side of it.I feel the world around me fall apart, almost like its melting and burning up-And instantly, before I can open my eyes. I feel myself get pushed and forced to the ground, mad hungry laughter ringing in my earsroll 1d20+str or will or endurance
>>1069469>>1069336>>1069379>>1069424Ooooh, I like thatand it does make a whole lot of sense"Killer's instinct" does fit into it I think
Rolled 9 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>1069472str
>>1069253> see if I have any duties today> rest with other seated officers for a spell> commune with kotei and bloodyoh right, a vote
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1069472Let's go strength
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1069472Will, seems the most appropriate.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1069472What this guy, who forgot to roll, said:>>1069500Will is more likely to get Kotei to knock it off.
>>1069547These are the rolls I expect from Kimi. Based as fuck anon. Keep in Rollin.
My eyes shoot open, as I reflexively push against Kotei to get her off of me as she tries to bite into my neck. The first thing I see is her glowing red eye and demonic looking face, the inhuman half of her grin curling as she smiles normally with the normal side of her lips. The trees with blood red leaves are above me, and I can see the smoke rising from the ground under me, into the dark red sunset above us. She's trying to bite into my neck, and I can't get her off, but I can keep her away from me. "Wife's blood, wife's blood, wife's blood' she says dipping her tongue out to try and lick the side of my face, to guzzle down the blood still in the open wound "Can I have a drink love?!"She roars, as I dig my fingers into the crucifix shaped holes in her arm and glare up at her coldly and sternly. She gasps and steps back lowering her head as she reluctantly pulls her hands away from my chest.I stand up from under her, dusting my plain white kimono off as I look around the hill above the graveyard.She growls and whines, lowering her head to the ground as she refuses to look at me."Ah,welcome home my empress" Bloody says, appearing out of Kotei as the girl cries out"I want mooooore" She whines, reaching for my face as Blood pushes his oversized hand into her face to keep her away"Hmm so, what have you come for?" He asks sweetly "Can we rip you to shreds yet? Sorry if I'm being too forward"What do I do? train with bloody train with Kotei train with both visit the graves of my comrades ask if either of them know how Yoruichi turns into a cat visit Saigo sama's skeleton ...wait, something is...different here 1d20+int seek their...wisdom reflect on the past with them just chat for awhilewrite in
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1069624> seek their...wisdom> just chat for awhile> ask if either of them know how Yoruichi turns into a cat> ...wait, something is...different here 1d20+int
>>1069624 ...wait, something is...different here 1d20+int seek their...wisdom
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1069653Supporting
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1069674
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1069624>>1069653seconding
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1069624Write in: If you want more, dear husband, you must learn restraint.> train with bothMaybe we can earn their respect this way> ...wait, something is...different here 1d20+intalmost missed this.
>>1069734Write in: If you want more, dear husband, you must learn restraint.> train with bothMaybe we can earn their respect this wayBoth of these are also good.
>>1069734>Write in: If you want more, dear husband, you must learn restraint.Seconding this
>>1069751Would be nice if we could eventually come to trust and depend on our Zanpakuto rather than being constantly wary of it. We gotta start somewhere.And aren't all relationships based on a foundation of respect and boundaries?Good luck finding a marriage counselor for this case, Kimi.
>>1069778I'd say our Zanpakuto is 98% reliable overall, though that drops down to about 60% when we use any ability that lat's our lady-husband get at our blood directly. And I agree, we should try to spend enough time with them to establish so kind of boundary, get Kotei to ease up just a bit. Could we get an upgrade that let's other peoples blood taste as good as our to Kotei? I think that would make her happier at the very least. But ,we have to remember, Ryuketsu no Kotei is Kimi's hatred turned into her greatest weapon, and that will always be a part of their dynamic unfortunately.
The giant oni grins, his blood red mane blowing in the wind as he shows off his yellowed fangs and tusks, practically leaning over me as he chuckles impatiently. Kotei climbs up on his back, pushing his head down as I look up at both of them and sigh.Smiling I walk up to kotei as she glares at me hungrily, like a starved dog, digging her nails into poor bloody's flesh."Oh? Ready to feed me?" She asks, licking her lips as she cackles "Well you know I like to earn my blood sweetie, why don't you hold still so I can make the best cuts on you""If you want more" I say dully, as I touch her face, pushing her away as she tries to bite my fingers, smiling lovingly as she growls "Dear husband, you must learn restraint""Why?" She asks "You belong to me, and I can do with my things what I will....but fine, I'll try for you""Now if only you'd stop stabbing me" Bloody grumbles, as the two of them follow behind me closely "So will you be training with me to teach her this lesson""Bah, you don't have the guts to tear her up like I do" Kotei hisses as bloody stomps along behind me"Oh you don't think I do?" He asks angrily "I'll show you if she'll allow me""HANDS OFF SHE'S MINE!" Kotei screams as I chuckle and shake my head"Calm down you two, no reason to fight over who gets to rip me up, I came here to talk and find reason, not fight this time, so please calm down" I say sweetly as I look around and frown"Its a little hard to do that, when I don't like this heathen near you" Kotei groans, glaring at Bloody as bloody snorts"And I don't like her treating you like a toy" Bloody snorts "You deserve respect""Which I give, I just want to see her choking on her own blood at my feet" Kotei says, dreamily as I turn back at her "Well...you'd survive it, I don't want to lose my darling after all, just....break you so you can't run from me""Yeah I think that's going to take awhile, Kotei" I say calmly as she smirks and chuckles "Especially that breaking part, that's probably just an idle dream""Hmmm" Kotei says as bloody nods, crossing his arm"Yes, no matter how much our empress is hit, cut and bit, she'll keep on her path" He says confidently as Kotei chuckles"But that's half the fun, seeing if she can last" She says leaning on my back "Its been so long since she's cried, I want to see it, It must be beautiful sight, seeing her face like that""I don't cry, unless I drink sake" I say calmly as Kotei pouts "But it'd be happy to show you my crying face if you have some""But blood's so much sweeter than sake" She grumbles, lowering herself to the ground, sliding down my back "Especially YOURS!"She snaps her teeth an inch from my face, grinning as bloody stands behind me"Hey, you didn't jump, I want to see your body move, so I can see the blood pumping" She says, smacking my shoulder as Bloodly chuckles"But it'd be much nicer to just see it pour out wouldn't it" He says with a grincont
>>1069824This is true, but I think all three of them (kimi and her spirits) should be able to realize that by working together they are much more formidable.There are a few ways for Kimi to reach that point, respect is probably just the least arduous.She could also subdue them, for example.
>>1069892"Of course, of course, but I'd get the honors" Kotei chuckles as I frown and look around "Since she is my wife after all"Something isn't right here...it feels like somethings changed but I can't put my finger on what changed exactly"Wait, something's different here" I say looking around as blood sighs"You took an absolute beating my empress, it effected the insides of this, think of it as the pains of over exertion" Bloody says calmly "It'll be back to normal shortly but....well it was worse early"Funner" Kotei cackles "Yes...well artsy and things like that, so much beautiful fire and chaos, the songs of battles were sung for us""Yes, she had a fun time with your fight against that man" Bloody says sadly as I shrug, the feeling still sticking to the back of my mind as I sit down"Oh? Dinner for me already darling?" Kotei asks, practically climbing over me as Bloody sits across from me"Hmmmmm" Bloody says scratching his chin as Kotei tries to make me look at her"So, any secrets or wisdom you two can offer me?" I ask as both of them grin"Oh? Well, blood is life as you know"Kotei giggles as she puts her hand over my neck "and stopping it will stop anything with both, but I'm guessing you want something more from me hmm""What exactly do you want to know"Bloody asks leaning in close "nothing is ever free""Yeah, prices to be paid, duties to be fulfilled" Kotei says licking her lips as she sit on my lap, and I try to keep looking at bloody"How does Yoruichi turn into a cat?" I ask tilting my head a both of them frown"Well...did you ever think to ask her?" Bloody asks"Why?You'd make a better dog" Kotei says with a grin as she places her hand on my neck again, not choking me or digging her nails into my skin yet "But maybe we could figure it out, it'd have to do with your reiryoku right?"Hmm yes, maybe if we pondered on it and tested you, we could make it work somehow" Bloody says "But we make no promises, my empress, it might just be meaningless pain for you""Well...not meaningless, I'd looooove it" Kotei cackles "But we might find a way, through our love, and your blood""and pain" Bloody says nodding "We might figure it out, but I'd recommend asking the woman herself, instead of trusting us two blood thirsty creatures""Don't listen to the heathen and be led astray, lets try it wife!" Kotei pants leaning close enough to nearly press her face into mineWhat do I do? throw her off 1d20+str Use her blood to do it 1d20+will Try and figure out this ability with these two ask them something else chat with them for awhile and "enjoy" their company leave and try to ask Yoruichi, since i basically have the day off write in
>>1069926Subduing them might work, but it is always better to be respected than feared. Not to mention that these two are a part of Kimi's soul, though the parts she likes the least to be fair. I think we should try to befriend them or, barring that, at least try to get them to like us (in the traditional sense, not just the Yandere sense) as must as possible. Hopefully this little adventure will help us along that path.
>>1069926We could also flip the script and abuse Kotei the point of borderline lewdness and break her to our will. Just thinking out loud, I actually don't really want this option. I would much rather do something that would earn loyalty in Bloody and Kotei than anything as depraved as that. They are sort of the only beings that can truly empathize with Kimi's past and her sense of loss.
>>1070000> chat with them for awhile and "enjoy" their company> Try and figure out this ability with these twoI we can befriend fucking Aizen, I'll be damned if we can't befriend our own sword! Here's hoping we turn into a fox.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1070000 Try and figure out this ability with these two chat with them for awhile and "enjoy" their company Use her blood to do it 1d20+will
>>1070000> ask them something elseAsk to spar with themOi, lay off the transformations Kimi, that's Yoru's shtick.We like you as you are.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1070000> Try and figure out this ability with these two> chat with them for awhile and "enjoy" their company> Use her blood to do it 1d20+will
It looks like I may very well be in the minority on this one, but I strongly caution against just suddenly bestowing Kimi an ability unique to Yoru in the series.This seems a bit abrupt.Besides, I thought Kimi's equivalent to Yoru's innate ability to be a cat was already her Oni's smoke.
>>1070000Kiss her you fool!:P
>>1070079Hah! That'd either throw her for a loop, or make her eat our face.But seriously, we gotta 'splain the basics that if Kotei learns a little restraint we wouldn't have to be afraid of sharing our blood more often.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1070068Supportin
>>1070077Notice how it says, figure out instead of learnanyways writing
>>1070113Oooh, actually here is a thought: if we get better at using our smoke ability, we could make ourselves look like almost anything as long as it was made of smoke, right?Not endorsing this, just thinking out loud once more. A smoky animal form could just be an affectation of an alternate shape that could work out as a sort of compromise.
>>1070147I like this plan, we still get all the benefits of turning into a small animal and it's still our own thing. Not to mention it will quell any potential arguments over which animal form we might take.
>>1070147A smoky wolf form would be dope as fuck. Put kotei in our mouth and we'd basically that one wolf in dark souls.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1070000> Try and figure out this ability with these two> chat with them for awhile and "enjoy" their company> Use her blood to do it 1d20+will
>>1070162OOOOOHHHH SHIT then were legit kuchiki's hound. How bout that.
>>1070190Yes, YES. Holy fuck I need this now!
>>1070190God that's dope as fuck. 100% sold right now.
"Get off of me, right now kotei" I say trying to pull at the blood I gave Kotei a few minutes ago, holding my hand a few inches from her stomach as she tilts her head and narrows her human eye angrily, slowly dragging her sharpened nails down the side of my face, digging them into my skin and cutting it open in three small lines as she grins widely"Why should I?" She asks, whispering into my ear as I slam my hand into her stomach, and grab what little blood of mine that's still left inside of her, trying to drag her off as she stabs her claws deeper, making me wince before I finally make her own blood drag her off.and she's back to my side, licking her fingers, staring at the streams of blood flowing down the side of my cheek from the cut she left there."You really need to learn how to behave, Kotei" I sigh as I rub my the blood with my pure white sleeves, staining them as I continue to sit calmly "So from the sound of it, neither of you have any idea how it works""Well, maybe its similar to oni's smoke?" Bloody asks "using her reiryoku to turn into a cat, it seems similar, just a different shape from the cloud of smoke you turn into, I'm sure with a bit of prodding and tearing we'd find out the truth""Why are you asking anyways sweetie? Cats don't have enough body or blood for me" Kotei sighs "And you're beautiful already, no reason to change, besides a few more scars and bites""I don't want to change, I'm just curious and it seems rude to me to just ask her" I say glancing at her as she sucks the last of my blood from her fingers, smirking playfully "And I thought you two might have an idea how to do it""Well, blood can only change so much" Kotei sighs, putting her gloves back on, the blood smudged leather glimmering dimly in the light of the constantly setting sun "and well, I don't want you to pollute your fine blood with that of a dirty animal, so I won't and can't help, my empress, shame isn't it? I was hoping I'd get to tear you up to try and see if that'd help you change at all""Oh course, I wasn't expecting any help from you, you only know blood and obsession" I sigh as I turn back to bloody "So you think it's like Oni's smoke then?""Yes of course it is" Kotei groans "You just burn up beautifully""I'd say so, and agree with kotei for once, oni's smoke and Yoruichi's ability are...similar, her's just is the ability to turn into a cat, as I said just now" Bloody says calmly "You turn to your namesake, simple yes""I get that" I say nodding slowly as I press my hands into my knees "So its just a matter of what we turn into?""Yeah, she's like a cat at heart, and in yours...well you are kind of like smoke, a passing dream" Bloody says smirking "As you'd say in one of your poems you so love, the sign of great destruction, and a wonderful meal, just out of reach, ehehehehe""Speaking of meals, I am kind of huuuunngry" Kotei says, leaning closer to me "Wife, can I have you for dinner? You blood...and heart"Cont
>>1070251Sif is best doggo.I'll never forget your name again sif
>>1070239"I just fed you Kotei, and I don't think you'd like the taste of my heart" I say calmly as I glance at her and smirk "So it's sort of has to do with one's spirit you think""Yes....but smoke is more malleable than a cat' He says grinning "they snaps and bleed when you try to make them bed"Standing to his full height, kotei's yellow eyes glimmering like he's just had an epiphany "Smoke changes, smoke fills up, it does not have a shape of itself" he says slowly, staring up at the sky "So....if we could figure out how to make your smoke contained how you wish...hmm""....Oh you've had an idea then?" I ask with a grin as I stand up, Kotei staring at me as Bloody chuckles "I mean, I suppose being able to appear as a beast made of smoke would be a lot better at intimidating people than simply walking out of a cloud of the stuff""Oooooh?" Kotei says smirking as she and bloodly lock gazes"I might have an idea" He says calmly "but it will be very dangerous for you, hell, you might come out scarred or even maimed by it, but...it could work"He places his massive hand on my chest"If you're willing" He says, as Kotei grinsI think both of them have a plan for me right now...they're working together for once. Not sure if I should be happy for them or scared for myselfwhat do I do? consent to the experiment/test back out ask him what exactly he's planning shrug, and say I was just curious about HOW it workedtry and remember more about what the hollow that killed me looked like with these two Laugh, and leave write in
>>1070306> consent to the experiment/test
>>1070306> ask him what exactly he's planning> consent to the experiment/testAfter that>try and remember more about what the hollow that killed me looked like with these twoThis one seems important. But turning into smoke Sif is far more important right now.
>>1070318whatcouldpossiblygowrong.jpgSupporting>>>>>must get smoke sif form
>>1070353Switching to >>1070342
>>1070306> shrug, and say I was just curious about HOW it workedIt might be more prudent to just work on our control in smoke form first.Smoke can indeed take any shape. Problem is, it never holds a shape for long. I am curious how they are going to tackle this problem, because I am almost definitely getting outvoted this time.I will be skeptical if this works perfectly first try.
>>1070377You underestimate crits. But otherwise I would agree, smoke is hella op but we haven't really invested in it much yet.However>Smoke>Sif>Form
>>1070404just add a sword
>>1070377Seriously, it's >>1070404 but with a sword! I'm sorry we're sort of copying Yoruichi's thing, but I think we're making it enough of our own power to be original-ish. And if it helps, this will probably hurt. A LOT. So we won't just get an amazing new power from nothing.
"What are you planning?" I ask as he grins widely and chuckles, standing over me and casting his shadow over me as he holds his hand out."Oh, its a simple test" He says calmly "A trial actually, since you learn best when in danger, I will simply seperate your body in this world from you, leaving you as nothing but smoke""And I will of course run off with it" Kotei says smirking as she runs two of her fingers down my back "Since that's part of the heathen's plan isn't it? riiiiight?""Yes, you will be the danger, and we'll simply try and figure out how to get our empress to control her smoke form better" He says with a voice as smooth as cheap sake "And longer, as smoke's form is always changing, we might be able to get you to be able to change the way your smoke moves and shifts, or maybe to be able to keep it from doing that on its own, and give it a constant, if....uncontrolable form. That's what I expect if you succeed but if you don't learn anything from it, at least enough to stop kotei""I might just rip a piece of your off, or ruin your pretty little face some more" She giggles as I stare at both their hungry, waiting eyesWell? Consent  Don't, bad idea, no bueno
>inb4 we have a seizure and explode into smoke in the middle of the room full of meditating comradesThis is fun
>>1070446When in doubt say fuck it (Consent)
>>1070422Oh I agree we are on the right track. I mostly am just mildly protesting the whole stamping our feet and demanding the ability immediately. I feel like it will seem worth more if we actually work for it for at least a little while. We also would be improving our general knowledge and control over our own reiatsu and smoke as a bonus.
>>1070446> ConsentActivate hype thrusters, there's no stops where we're going.
>>1070446> Don't, bad idea, no bueno
>>1070446This is a terrible plan. I LOVE IT.> Consent
>>1070461>cautionPffff. That's like, overated. Kimi is alright separating herself into little pieces right?Seriously though this trial by fire will either be a glorious failure or noice gains.
>>1070446> ConsentOnly because I am, in my heart of hearts, an optimist. And I truly believe that our own spirits would never deliberately endanger Kimi to the degree where she would be permanently crippled.I just want to DO stuff with them more. They are a major source of our strength, after all. Gotta have some time with them.
>>1070461I think it's less demanding, more trying to figure something out with our sword spirits. I think this is more of a binding exercise than anything else, even if we don't figure out a new trick we'll all probably trust each other a bit more.
>>1070446> Don't, bad idea, no buenoI'd rather not, Sounds kinda like a stupid idea for no reason.
>>1070492>And I truly believe that our own spirits would never deliberately endanger Kimi to the degree where she would be permanently crippled.....You are an idiot, Have you not SEEN what they do?
>>1070492>trustThat's the spirit! Listen to the voices in your head that advocate for self mutilation and general sociopathy! Nothing could go wrong.
I respect that there are anons who are hesitant to consent to this choice.I am actually glad that people believe that there could be consequences worth considering. Shows that HM is doing something right.
>>1070492Yeah, the worst that would happen is we pass out from in-explainable blood loss and get carted back to the 4ths barracks. And Unohana But the potential gain of smoke shapeshifting is way too good to pass up IMO.
>>1070512Hmm, they show a twisted and dangerous form of affection. I am just banking that they would rather keep playing with their toy than smashing it to pieces.
>>1070532The alure of smoke sif is palpable though. Can't you feel it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y4yuG858KU-"Not much of course, don't want you dying on us" Kotei says, trying to look innocent as the demonic side of her face continues to grin widely like it usually does "Crippling you would kind of make it hard to get the blood I want...as much as I'd love to do it""Well Empress?" Bloody asks, bowing his head submissively as I weigh my option for a moment and look up at him, frowning as he smiles not so much as hungry, but more....like he's trying to reassure me he isn't going to try to hurt me too much "it may hurt""Do it, it should be interesting at least, and if I get hurt...well that's on my own hubris" I say calmly as he plants his hand on my chest and yanks it backwards, grabbing onto a mass of black smoke as I see my body from a different view, my eyes turning white as it crumples forward empty.I feel...the smoke burning, the embers smoking and smoldering in this cloud of smoke, its like its running over my skin with a hot piece of ironI feel it and...I try to figure out what's going on as my "body" is pushed along on the wind and struggles to stay close to my real body as Kotei walks up to it.She grabs me like a doll, groping my chest like a butcher testing the meat of a fat pig, smirking as she glances up at me cackling as I feel every touch, as well as the burning heat of the smoke I "am" right now.I try to move towards her androll 1d20+will or spirit
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1070586SpiritBlow on those dice boyos.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1070586spirit
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1070586Spirit please
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1070586will
>>1070559Yes, I can. It feels all the more poignant given the fact that it requires a degree of risk. I would also be happy with hard work and effort, but it seems like people are leaning towards risk. In Bleach, the theme is that there exists a cost of gaining power: risk, or hard work and sacrifice. (Before it flies off the rails and nothing is consistent anymore, anyways.)You take away all the risk and effort, and then you're SSQ.
>>1070610>18I think we got thiiiis>>1070626>19 willWhew lad.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1070586spirit
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1070586Will
>>1070636I actually immediately felt bad for taking that dig at SSQ. It is a beautifully written and well researched quest with a lot to recommend it. It just is a bit light in the previously mentioned area.
>>1070638I think this'll take more than one roll for victory. But it's one hell of a start.>>1070636To be fair, SSQ is fun in it's own sort of way.
Struggle. The wind is pushing against me, and it doesn't help that Bloody is fanning himself right under me, making my "Body" Swirl around itself, fighting against both the wind and his fan.Kotei continues molesting my body as I watch her from above her head, seeing her press her fingers into the skin of my thigh as she grabs my face, holding it close to her as she licks the dried blood off my face hungrily, coating it in a thick sheet of spit and wet blood. She begins to open her mouth, pulling my head back by my pony tail. My eyes are closed, I look so defenseless as she traces her finger over my neck, and the scar there-19+6= 25= success!And then suddenly the smoke surges forward, managing to maintain shape and coil around itself as I force my "Body" to move, controlling the reiryoku making it up. It moves like water rolling over a dried stream, against the wind without a body inside of it. The smoke moves and fluctuates as Kotei glances up at me and tilts her head curiously.I drop down closer to her as she hoists my body onto her back and starts to walk away, humming to herself.what do I do try to choke her by hanging around her head 1d20+spirit try and maintain a form and grab onto her 1d20+will try and make my body move outside of it 1d20+will Try and pick up one of the weapons of my fallen comrades and attack her with it 1d20+spirit write in
>>1070684>>1070688We talkin shinigami savant here? Just wanna make sure we're on the same page, cause I'm lost.
>>1070684TO be fair Most of Riku's power ups have taken a Long time coming, or taken a lot of risks. We just don't feel it as viscerally? Like getting her hollow power? Remember how we almost got outed and got ripped up too? Or how we have had to walk a delicate line to avoid squad zero ganking us? Or how about us risking sword loss forever to get Rosa as blade?
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1070711> try and maintain a form and grab onto her 1d20+will
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1070711> try and maintain a form and grab onto her 1d20+will
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1070711> Try and pick up one of the weapons of my fallen comrades and attack her with it 1d20+spirit>>1070712Yep, Shinigami Savant.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1070711> try and maintain a form and grab onto her 1d20+will
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1070711> try and maintain a form and grab onto her 1d20+will
>>1070684Speaking of well researched, I gotta make a minor nitpick, HM. "Kimono" is just flat out not correct. (this is nowhere near a deal breaker, just pointing it out.)The black upper part is called a kosode, the pants are called hakama, and the white under part is called a shitagi. The whole outfit worn by a shinigami is collectively called a shihakusho.read all about it, anyone interested:http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Gotei_13#Uniforms
>>1070755Ah, I can feel my weeb levels rising from this post. Such a pleasant reminder of SSQ, thanks for that.
>>1070755Huh, see the weird thing is when I was reading through that page near the start of the quest, I SWORE it read kimono.Maybe I'm just going crazy?anyways, writing
>>1070711> try and make my body move outside of it 1d20+willbecause I am curious what this means.>>1070712Yea, SSQ is Shinigami Savant.>>1070714I didn't say it was always that way, just that it was light on it. The sad part is the few times it does go there it is pretty well done.I'll refrain from further discussing another quest in this one though. Sorry bout that.
>>1070755I want to post a homer Simpson 'nerd' gif. But I actually don't have one. Sad.
>>1070803To be fair anons are savvy enough to avoid major risks if possible. Like a centuries old captain would be.Opinion on Last Sternritter?
>>1070820I haven't read as much of that one.Is it pretty good? I only briefly read a little and wasn't immediately engrossed so I continued to binge on HM's impressive archive.
>>1070836All I can say is, if you like well handled Kubo levels of crazy shit, well thought and events and situations based on the actual characters, and all the historic and cultural Japanese info you can handle, it's well worth the read.
>>1070836It's decent, it got a lot of Arthurian lore tied into it and Never anon put thought into the beginning. Premise starts off as you being the Last Sternritter of the Quincy race with the Shinigami pressing down on you for genocide.
I focus on her back as she walks down the rows of headstones, humming a rythmeless tune as she steps over the soft mounds of dirt. A feeling of rage and exploitation whells in my chest as I watch her continue to grope and grab my body as she carries it along like a piece of meat. Its hard to focus with that, along with the pain of being nothing but smoke, and the stings of hurt she keeps giving me by stabbing her gloved fingers into the skin on my thighs.I want to stop her, to slap her, to punch her teeth in for daring to touch me like that and treat me like nothing but a piece of meat. The burn in my heightens as I try and make something to grab onto her with, it just doesn't work no matter how much I focus, as she walks through the graveyard of my past, and the fort of shiroyama comes into view.And then it happens, I manage to create a vague hand out of my smoke, its a sickly weak looking thing that barely manages to keep its form as it creeps out of my "body" and reaches for the back of Kotei's breast plate"Try harder' Bloody says, fanning it, breaking up the fingers and making them wave as I put all my focus and will on keeping it in one pieceWhat do I do? try to define its shape 1d20+spirit keep up at it, and don't give up, I can touch her 1d20+will try and different shape 1d20+spirit Move through the fan, and try again 1d20+will write in
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1070877> try to define its shape 1d20+spirit
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1070877> try to define its shape 1d20+spirit
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1070877> try to define its shape 1d20+spirit>Find a shape that feels natural.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1070877> try to define its shape 1d20+spirit
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1070902Good point, this also if possible, even if smoke sif is out of the pictureAlso rollan for shape
>>1070896>16Don't think it'll cut it...
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1070877Probably easiest to try and make a humanoid hand to grab her. Other than that, seconding:>>1070902
Real talk: stoked we are finally progressing on the Oni's smoke path.We might not be able to "Alan Wake" someone yet, but maybe someday.
...y'know oni smoke'ing into somebody's lungs then tearing our way out in wolf form would be a BADASS way to secure a kill.
I try and change focus, to making it define itself, to hold a shape that can't just be pushed away with an oni's lazy fan waving. Bloody smirks as he steps closer, my fingers trailing off as the wind picks them up and drags them away from my hand, I bite my lip trying to focus on making the hand stay in the shape of my hand, but the wind just keeps forcing it out of its shape. Making it look more and more deformed as I try to force it, while I slowly drift behind Kotei as she calmly strolls towards the ruined memory of Shiroyama.It won't stay in one shape, the fingers just get fanned away to easily and drift apart, especially with Bloody's help. I'd grit my teeth if I had them right now, this is maddening, I can't keep the hand together long enough to clench them into a fist and when I try the resulting fist gets messed up and muddled by Bloody's efforts...I can't grab her like this.I need to change how I'm approaching this, the sheer effort of trying to make a hand with the constant blowing wind from the fan and sky is distracting me and stopping me dead in my tracks.I need to relax, and be simpler, I was making it all just too complicated...I should go with the flow of the wind, go with the way of nature and be calm. Don't force a shape I know, just try and make something that feels....natural, easy. Take the path of least resistance and then grab herSlowly, the smoke in the front of the cloud begins to bulge and shake as it sharpens itself to a point and slowly reach forward, twisting in the wind but keeping its shape. Looking like a fat tentacle or fluffy tail made out of smoke, slowly curling towards Kotei's neck but the tip just keeps getting blown off course by bloody's "Help"What do I do Focus on controlling it and wrapping it around her neck 1d20+will try to move it past her fast enough to harm her 1d20+Spirit curl it around and under the wind avoiding it entirely 1d20+spirit "Harden" it, so it can't be move 1d20+will>>1070966first time I played that gameI played it on hardand finished it in one sittinggreat fucking game btw>>1071006Imagine how terrifying it'd be for strawberry
>>1071006That's an awkward trip to the doctor.But seriously, not so sure about forming a shape in a confined space like that. Maybe after we unlock the ability to use smoke to cut people. That might allow us to do a synergy thing and do our best "chestburster" impression.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1071057> try to move it past her fast enough to harm her 1d20+Spirit
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1071057> Focus on controlling it and wrapping it around her neck 1d20+will>Imagine how terrifying it'd be for strawberryOh we need to do this now. Fucking with the ginger is one of the things I'm looking forward to the most.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1071057> "Harden" it, so it can't be move 1d20+willINDOMITABLE WILL!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1071057> Focus on controlling it and wrapping it around her neck 1d20+will
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1071057>> Focus on controlling it and wrapping it around her neck 1d20+will
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1071057 Focus on controlling it and wrapping it around her neck 1d20+will
my god. At least it's not a critfail, but still
Do you wish to spend luck to reroll the batch? yes roll 1d20+will Nah, it'll be fiiiine, Kotei won't hurt us right?
>>1071146> yes roll 1d20+will
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1071146> yes roll 1d20+will
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1071146> yes roll 1d20+will
We will not be defeated so easily! At least we have to work for it, Smoke Sif will feel so much sweeter once we finally attain it.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1071146oh, forgot roll
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1071057> Focus on controlling it and wrapping it around her neck 1d20+will> "Harden" it, so it can't be move 1d20+will>>1071057>first time I played that game>I played it on hard>and finished it in one sitting>great fucking game btwHeh, nice. Full disclosure: been looking forward to this since the first time it was brought up back in 11th thread. Remember this? >No, I admit I was kind of thinking something similar. Smoke pours out and surrounds an area turning it into an Alan Wake like nightmarescape . . . and then the dreadful and dire visages of eerie looking soldiers/warriors come looming from the shadows.>Yea, that qualifies as pretty bad-ass. I was talking about cool stuff that the smoke could do at the end of last thread. Seems like a decent candidate.
>>1071146Fuck it let's go>>1071167Oh damn it all...
>>1071167Do you want to spend two luck on this update?or just let it slide?think about it, would it really be worth spending two thirds of your rerolls on one action?
Yea, reroll batch. Please.
>>1071146Wish we'd just take the failure for once. >Nah, it'll be fiiiine, Kotei won't hurt us right?
>>1071167Didnt' Hm say that ones don't count on rerolls?
>>1071203>>1071202It costs two? Crap. Nevermind. Let the struggle continue.
>>1071212it cost 1 for re-roll and 1 to negate the 1. 2 in total.
>>1071210For batch rerolls or normal ones?
>>1071202Let's keep the mediocre luck over the "get molested by Kotei" luck please.
>>1071202>>1071205Oh, yeah. I would prefer not to reroll, let alone double spend.
>>1071227You did it before for all rerolls, SInce y'know, It's kinda bullshit to just have a cascading failure like that since the point of rerolls are to fix shit.
Anyhow, at this point if we spend no luck: we just get low roll no crit fail, right? We just use the original first five, I think.
>>1071239Well it comes up so rarely, so I do need to be reminded when it comes upSince that much bad luck is kind of....well astoundingthanks for reminding me thoughso I'm guessing your want the 15 over the 9?writing
>>1071257It's fine, Everyone's got shit they forget sometimes, Hell I basically have the short term memory of a goldfish most of the time.
I focus on it, just trying to move it forward to reach her, putting more and more of my smoke into it, not wanting to spread it to thin to make it easier for bloody to fan it away and ruin this chance I have here. it twirls and curl on itself, but a bunch of smoke is harder to move. Slowly I creep it towards her, moving forward and expending more and more of the main cloud to reach her as she reaches the destroyed gates of shiroyamaJust got to focus, just got to focus and will it, I need to grab her, I need to grab her, I need to grab her or ...she's going to be free to do what ever she wants to my body, and I can't stomach the thought about that. It makes me feel sick and a little scared. but it also makes me angry, and that's the fuel I use to keep my smoke moving and "Burning"the wispy end of the tail or tentacle of smoke touches the back of her neck, as Bloody leaps next to her, swinging two fans down to push the smoke away from her neck as it begins to flow around itso close...I just need to keep it around her and...and grab her somehowroll 1d20+spirit or will
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1071323Spirit
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1071323Just curious, whats the difference between the two? Aside from a score of 6 and 4, respectively.Spirit I guess?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1071323Spirit, though our will is unbreakable
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>1071323spirit
>>1071345with saves with a choice, it changes how you do it and what it ends up doingLike a save to avoid getting hit by a rocksay, str is just smashing the fuckerspirit is oni's smoking before it hitsEndurance is to just tank itand mobility is dodging out of the wayhere, spirit is controlling the smoke and over coming the wind and will is pure stubbornness, and just not quitting when the smoke gets moved, thus moving it past the wind
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1071323will
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1071323Will, rolling anyway.
>>1071367Hmm.. Alright. Thanks
Think 14 is good or should we spend luck to roll a new set?I worry that our window of opportunity could be closing.
I stare at her neck as she digs her fingers into mine, pain shooting through me as the burning daze falls over me again as I try and bend the smoke around her neck as she just calmly keeps walking forward. I can see the veins on my neck bulging and pulsing as blood gets sucked through and out of them, pooling under her gloves in thick puddles that stick to my skin.Small arms crawl up her hand out of the puddles, forming small streams as I struggle to focus with the pain and bloody's constant fan assault. but somehow, I manage to move the smoke despite the wind, controlling it enough to just barely be able to wrap it around her neck like a thin ribbon, as the smoke behind it starts to drift away.So close, I just need to....I just need to make it choke her somehow, I just need to stop her somehow...I need to...I NEED TOwhat do I do? Define it into something that can hurt her 1d20+spirit Bunch the smoke up and harden it 1d20+will whip it around her neck as quickly as I can 1d20+spirit use it to grab my blood that's in her body 1d20+willPush more smoke into that part, and form something to choke her1d20+spirit rush all my smoke to the anchor around her neck 1d20+spirit
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1071487>Define it into something that can hurt her.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1071487> Define it into something that can hurt her 1d20+spirit
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1071487> Define it into something that can hurt her 1d20+spirit
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1071487> Define it into something that can hurt her 1d20+spirit
>>1071500>Dubs>Whips the piss out of my own okay roll.I appreciate and approve of you as a person.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1071487> Bunch the smoke up and harden it 1d20+willBehold, as I ruin everything!
>>1071487> Bunch the smoke up and harden it 1d20+will
The Kuchiki's Hound comes?
18+6= 24= success-I need to hurt her, I need to harm her, I need to make her let go of my body, to stop draining and drinking blood out of it like a hopeless drunk. I need to stop her. I NEED to stop her or she's going to have free reign to take as much as she wants. and what she wants is my body...a piece of me, or the chance to give me a new scar. I can't let her have her way, or I'll never be able to make her heel again, and she'll just keep demanding more and more and more!The white kimono I wear in this world begins to stain red, darker and darker as she carries me up the steps to the finale resting place of saigo, my lord when I was living. The one man who earned my respect and admiraton enough to make me pledge myself, body and soul to his cause.the man I failed to serve....to save. Rage and killing intent burn through me, embers sparking and lighting in my smoke from nothing as the pain from the heat becomes my fuel. the feeling of being used, being defiled, the feel of her fingers in my neck, the feel of her lips reaching for mineall these feelings help me focus, and give me the edge I need. The pure fury and intent to harm Kotei gives me the power I need.The ribbon of smoke flows, waving around and splitting into two dark strands, bits of it breaking off as Bloody swings his fans down.Kotei gasps, four red lines being cut in her neck as she turns to face me for for the first time.She drops my body, holding it close as she rips the released form of my zanpakuto from my neck. Its already stained dark scarlet with my blood, the red tassel wrapping around my neck as she holds it out as a challenge"DO IT, TAKE FORM MY WIFE, I WANT TO FIGHT YOU BEFORE MY MEAL!" She roars confidently, pridefully "DO IT, GIVE YOURSELF A BODY, IT WON'T SAVE YOU FROM MY LOVING TOUCH!"Roll 1d20+will
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1071612
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1071612
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1071612
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1071612
>>1071648The savior, thank fuck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mobtxEJHhY4-Her grin widens as I use her taunting against her, reflecting on the rage and the urges and primal need to reach out and attack her, to hurt her, to beat her. To make her bleed for every drop of blood she stole from me, for every embarrassment and unwanted touch and grab on the walk up to this memory of a fort.the orb of smoke I've become slowly twists and turns, as I mold it with nothing but my will and force it into a shape I can manage, a shape I can use. Any shape besides a useless ball or tendril of smoke. She stares at me and tilts her head, grinning wider and wider to the point the human half of her smile looks exactly like the demonic side of it.I become a silhouette, like a shadow from the corner of the eye, just a basic shape without any defining features, until my eyes form in the mist of shadow, glowing like purple coals as I glare down KoteiShe tosses my body aside as Bloody gasps and covers his mouth, rushing to my comatose body with a look of worry in his eyes"This wasn't in the plan kotei!" He hisses as she laughs"You didn't tell me the plan ya big red heathen" She cackles as she rakes her blade across a grave stone, the spark lighting up her face as she continues laying madly and says....something in that damn gajin language...englishI can't understand it but...it sounds like "Day oos voo loot?"She rushes me, blade held high, laughing loudly.What do I do? rush past her try and pull one of the weapons from the ground 1d20+spirit try and Make this shape...more menacing 1d20+spirit hold this shape, and force it to stay like this 1d20+willTrick her 1d20+int try and get into my body write in
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1071726>Trick her 1d20+intbitch just Deus Vulted us.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1071726> try and Make this shape...more menacing 1d20+spirit
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1071726> try and Make this shape...more menacing 1d20+spirit
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1071726> try and Make this shape...more menacing 1d20+spirit
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1071726> try and pull one of the weapons from the ground 1d20+spirit
Hmm, just pondering the potential advantages/drawbacks of a stable smoke form. Would it be speedier? Less substantial? Less durable? Things like that.Also pondering the wisdom in keeping this particular trick as secret as possible, at least if we want to continue to have it as an option to move freely and anonymously. Might be futile though, depending on factors like how well we mask our reiatsu and how much it resembles our normal smoke.
>>1071726>> try and pull one of the weapons from the ground 1d20+spirit
I glare at her as she runs towards me, hollering madly as she gets ready to cleave my smokey body in two. Her human eyes burns with hunger and excitement while her demon eyes just burns. I don't budge and start to try and focus and change my form again, I feel my vision rise up as the smoke expands and grows larger and larger, turning dark like its coming from a great blaze rather than a simple fire. My shape turns and twists into something inhuman but kotei doesn't budge even as she's staring down the jaws I've made out of smoke, heat rising and making the air around me wave and shake.She raises her blade to cleave down my middle, grinning widely as I move to try and attack her with nothing but smoke. I mean I've injured her before, but it wasn't much. If I can just focus on these feelings of rage I can"STOP!" Bloody shouts, catching Kotei by the back of her armor "She's managed to get a bit more control over smoke somehow, it isn't much but she has progressed, not she can actually change its shape I think, isn't that right my empress"I nod with the body as I force it back into the rough silhouette, staring down at kotei as she grins, laughing without a shred of remorce"Its a good start, but I think we've pushed our boundaries for today, being able to change your shape, even if it doesn't last is good progress, as is being able to cut with it, if only slightly" He says calmly nodding calmly as he grabs my body carefully, keeping it as far away as he can from kotei "We can work on stability and being able to make it hold a shape better another time, as it stands....you need to rest, my empress""Thanks for the blood, I hope we can play again soon" Kotei says with a wicked grin as Bloody grips my smoke and with a clench, sends it back into my my bodyI gasp as I see through my own eyes again, pain coursing through my body as I gasp and wheeze for air-I wake up, still struggling to breath, my betters staring at me as I lay on the table, I think I just slammed into it. I calm my breath and frown, trying to move, but my body feels like its made of stone, I'm exhausted and covered in....in dried wounds, exactly where Kotei stabbed her fingers into meI manage to slowly sit up, feeling my bones ache and creak...if my hair wasn't already white I think it would've turned grey...still it was worth it...all this pain and suffering, the struggle I had...but my head is tired, my body is spent, I can't find the strength to even stand, I can barely breath right now...but I think I've done good.. I think..I can't focus right now I just want to sleep and...rest. I can't do anything else anyways.I try to stand one last time, and slump against the table, pain pulsing in little bunches around my bodyIt feels like I just forced my body to train for days and days, just to master one simple swing.-Ability gainedcont
>>1071817Oni's Hide: able to control your smoke form better, enough to take on different shapes/forms and even effect physical objects from time to time. However it is still Smoke and isn't very stable-else where"My...my daughter and son were captured?" "Yes my lord, we saw no signs of their deaths in the fields, no corpse or blood, not even their crosses were found""So they were taken then? Unlike their older sister who died for her stupidity, they were taken""Should we mount a""No, it will be suicide and they are probably already dead or worse...there is nothing we can do besides get revenge on the monsters who took them from us""You mean our prey""The shinigami yes, but...in particular, the only one who has bested our kin in combat, when they chose to make her their prey...that wily dog, the hound of the kuchikis and last samurai as she calls herself""Kemuri""Kimi, will die by our hands, for all that is good and wholesome, amen"and we'll end hereI've archivedand will answer questions
>>1071817Hahaha, what the hell must those other shinigami must think of us
>>1071817Oh boy, how do we explain this one away..."Sorry everyone, my sword likes to play rough."
>>1071829Oh yea, what was Aizen's impression of our fight? I asked last time but I think I was too late.
>>1071829Great thread as always HM, thanks for running. I'm starting to think we should get a permanent room in the 4ths barracks, with how often we wind up back there. Soon we will be Smoke Sif, and it will be GLORIOUS!
>>1071840I think we can just sleep it off this time.
>>1071836Rumors begin to spread.....>>1071834What sort of spirit does she have in her swordwhy is she acting so oddlyso this is that supposedly gifted and hound of the kuchiki?...is she all right...what an odd girl>>1071839How did she cut me? and how did she stay standing for so longimpressed and needing to know more
>>1071845>How did she cut me? and how did she stay standing for so long>impressed and needing to know moreHmm, good question. How DID we stay standing so long? Mind-over-matter? Something else? Questions to explore.
>>1071845You read Last sternritter yet boss?
>>1071844Ah yes, I seem to recall that Kimi is a fast healer . . . for some nearly hollow reason. Thank goodness for that.
>>1071855Kimi has ungodly pain tolerance and was running on adrenaline and her pride to keep moving. Her body is used to punishment and hardships.the reason she survived shiroyama, despite being in the thick of it was she got shot three times and survived unable to move due to injuries until they began going through the bodiesBasically, it's because of her high endurance and scarred, as well as smidgen of nearly hollow and killer's instinct. All held together by her personality and honor>>1071859isn't it on anon kun? the format their hurts my eyes
>>1071866you can switch to dark background with white print if it helps. just go to the menu tab and hit the light bulb picture.
>>1071868it isn't the brightness that gets to me, its how the site is laid out. Makes it hard for me to read it.I don't know why, it just makes my eyes burn,
>>1071873Menu bar can make test bigger or smaller and adjust it too your preference. It's worth a read if you can get past the layout. Mc just shot out Aizen's eye.
>>1071875But aizen is such a nice guy. the monsters, don't they know he's an upstanding citizen, and humble enough to duel someone beneath his postTHE FIEND!but in all seriousness, that is pretty fucking killer
>>1071879Well this was during the whole making vizards bit.
>>1071885did they kill tosen?
>>1071866>Basically, it's because of her high endurance and scarred, as well as smidgen of nearly hollow and killer's instinct. All held together by her personality and honorMan we REALLY gotta get the upgrade to that.
>>1071897Nah but Bambietta shattered his sword while he had bankai up. You know what that means.
>>1071900scarred, nearly hollow or killers instinct?We seem to take hits well enough so far, maybe getting our passive recovery up enough that we can heal a bit in the middle of a fight might be good.
>>1071879Also question HM, You think of a name for our Bankai yet? Was kinda thinking on something like Mitsu o watatte jūden suru, Which means Charging across the Sanzu, Since there was talk about our bankai bringing back our dead comrades and what not.>>1071905Scarred, Honestly it's one of the main things keeping us in fights, And the enemies we're going to be facing eventually are going to hit harder so I think it'd be a good idea to get the upgrade, Very Scarred I think it was?
>>1071904No more bankai right? that's shitty. Can't it be repaired by the guy who forged them? you know the one who for some reason looks like he's from jet set radio>>1071908Oh that's a really awesome name, and poetic in a way. I like it. and I have been thinking about it
>>1071913It could, but then he'd have to explain how it got broken. That's assuming he could get to the guy in the first place. Same with Unohana healing Aizen's eye. Oh also we broke he glasses.
>>1071913Yeah I did have an idea on the Bankai if you wanna hear it? Might help give you some ideas?
>>1071919Well, I'm assumed the last one, since other wise they'd be strong enough to deflect a quincy's arrowpoor tosen though
>>1071921sure fire away
>>1071923Dude helped Aizen corrupt and kill a bunch of people. Then he had the bright idea to monologue to a person that could sense and manipulate spirit energy and teleport. Deserves what he got.
>>1071926Never monologue like that, come on that's rule one of being a villain. And none of them listen to it.Still, I guess I'm just empathizing with the tosen in this quest with the tosen in TLSQ.
>>1071929Nearly one shot Aizen while he was monologuing too. Was funny. Shame he dodged.
>>1071931Monologues are the death of so many good villains, seriously just attack don't give a big speech
>>1071932Aizen loves gloating though.
>>1071925Basically it's a kind of multiphase Bankai, We've seen that the landscape can change from Shunsui's Bankai right? So the first thing is that it changes the land around it into a war torn kind of dusty plains thick with the smell of blood, Guts and smoke, The second part is that it gives Kimi a Daimyo's gear and horse, Along with resurrecting all her fallen comrades from when she lived, All armored and mounted kitted out for war, It also gives them all a large boost in spiritual power, If you've seen fate/stay then it's kind of like Rider/Alexander's Ionioi Hetairoi, The third phase however is where it gets really interesting, With each comrade that falls their power transfers over to Kimi, Empowering her with the vengeance of her dead comrades, Eventually peaking and giving a MAJOR boost to all of Kimi's stats.
>>1071937I will admit, that is pretty cool. I like it
>>1071946Honestly I was just thinking one day what would really fit Kimi's theme, And there was already talk of her bankai bringing back her comrades, So I just kinda rolled with it. I tried to fit in the more sober? Depressing? Parts, Can't exactly find the right word right now, But the parts of how she will fight and die alongside her comrades yet again til she is alone, Yet again to fight against the odds, But with her friends from the other side of the Sanzu pushing her forward, That's mainly why I had the idea of calling the Bankai what it is, Her friends heeding a comrades call to war, Not letting death stop them from helping, Storming the gates of Yomi and Charging across the Sanzu.
>>1071953Beautiful, just beautiful
>>1071956I try, Most of the time I fail but every now and then I get inspired, Your quest is just that good, So keep up the good work! And thanks for the compliment, I really do appreciate it.
>>1071937>>1071946>>1071953>>1071956>>1071953...I am now imagining that the mental Bankai unlock fight ending with an utterly fucked up Kimi, like the barest dregs of life still within her standing up one more time about to be cut down by her sword spirits. Then a pair of skeletal hands(originating from her dead Lord's grave) block the blows. "She has bled more than enough for you two. ENOUGH!" cue skeletal comrades bursting out of the graves to kick their asses.
>>1071937I had seen this suggestion before. It has some thought put into it, makes for some poetic imagery, but it seems just a bit too "on the nose" for my liking. It is also waaaay too similar to the aforementioned FSN Rider thing. But most of all: it is trying to glorify something that held more shame and sorrow than glory for Kimi.Remember: Kimi was not a leader of men like Alexander. In fact, with the exception of the few people who knew her, the other samurai who died that day would probably have no real connection other than fighting on the same battlefield with her. I question whether that is enough to justify theming a bankai around them. Also, Shiroyama was far from Kimi's finest hour or the defining moment of her life. It was a tragic battle that ended poorly for her that she was, arguably, lucky to survive. They shamed her at the end of it. She didn't die gloriously alongside her comrades, she lived with the burden of being ignored because she was a woman.I could rattle off my attempts at compelling reasons why it's a bad idea for quite awhile, but Bankai is probably still quite a ways off, and ultimately the real reason I would even bother doing so is simply that thematically I feel like it is a bad fit.I commend you for your bravery of putting an idea you invested some time into out there at all for rabid anons like myself to criticize, but I just don't like it. Don't let me discourage you, though. After all: I might be full of it. Even if this idea didn't knock it out of the park (which is not even for me, alone, to decide) don't stop trying to contribute. The level of participation and involvement of the followers is one of my favorite things about HM's quests.HM had already said he had a Bankai planned for Kimi. I am curious to see what he has come up with, when the time comes.
>>1072056But anon, Bankai training doesn't take place in the mind.You have to manifest your sword in reality to even start unlocking bankai.
>>1077043The graves get manifested as well because they are as much a reflection of Kimi's soul as Bloody or Emperor is?