You are Captain Kusajishi Riku, now reunited with your wife and the motley crew of humans and shinigami you came to the Schattenbereich to back up. But much to your frustration not only has Aizen Sōsuke finally put his plans to invade the living world into motion, he's also sent another pest to slow you down... which no doubt is the entire reason why he wanted you here badly enough to have Kurosaki Masaki and Ishida Kanae abducted and brought here.This arrancar, a large black man with a bony line of spikes on his scalp, looks like he couldn't hold up if you or Yoruichi were fighting him seriously on a level playing field, but that's exactly what you don't have right now. Instead you have wounded to see to, which no doubt will become a liability as soon as it looks like your new challenger is likely to lose. And if you know that, you have no doubts Yoruichi knows it as well. There was, after all, a time when she was your teacher.You share a glance. Then Yoruichi throws a 'punch', which you block and answer with a 'knee'. She lowers her right hand to 'block' it, and instead of swinging out and around your guard with her left foot like you expect her to she closes with a right 'elbow strike' which you rush to 'catch'... only to 'take' what would have been a vicious backhanded strike to the side of your head.“What is this?” Zommari mutters impatiently. “Have you lost your minds? Is there something in the Seireitei's water?”“I guess it's your turn anyway,” you sigh, giving her a playful little hip-bump as you pass. “I'll take care of the rest of it.”“Sounds good,” she replies. “Thanks.”“Just don't keep me waiting too long, you know how quickly I get bored.”You use a single hirenkyaku to 'appear' next to Ichigo with one hand held in front of your chest, two finger raised as if in meditation.“Bakudō 73: Tozanshō.”He watches as the barrier forms around the spot with the two of you at the center, fully protecting everyone who can't fight for themselves at this point. “That should be enough against an enemy like that... now let's see about your friends.”The wounds are serious, but with quick attention none of them are about to die any time soon. The real problem is the question of their stamina... you only have so much reiatsu yourself.“Ichigo,” you mutter. “If any of you brought along any gintō now would be the time...”>1/2
>>2373230You are Captain Shihōin Yoruichi, and there's always something so fundamentally enjoyable about having someone around all the time who really gets you. That's why when you face down this 'Zommari' character, you do so with a little bounce in your step.“Are you done?” he demands in a rumbling bass tone.You shrug. “Yeah, suppose that covers it. What'd you say your name was again?”“Zomarri Reroux,” the man repeats. “And I am the Seventh Espada.”“Shihōin Yoruichi, Executive of the Onmitsukidō and Captain of the Second Division,” you reply. “Seven, huh? So that would make you the seventh strongest behind Grimmjow, then?”Zomarri rankles at the suggestion that he's weaker than Grimmjow is, which by extension you suppose is a suggestion that he's weaker than you based on how badly you mauled the number Six last time you crossed paths.“Our rankings are based on reiatsu, not on technique,” Zomarri explains. “Any Espada incapable of killing their target regardless of their reiatsu is trash, unworthy of respect.”“And so you're here to clean up his mistakes, is that it?” you guess.“I am here because it was ordered,” Zommari counters. “But I will take pride in killing you for precisely the reasons you suggest.”The arrancar readies his sword, seemingly waiting on you to do the same.>Open with Raikohō, use your speed to get behind him while he's focused on the spell.>Draw your swords and attack, then use a flash step to catch him off his guard.>Use shunkō from the start, force him to show his full power so you can figure out a counter.>Other?
>>2373297>Open with Raikohō, use your speed to get behind him while he's focused on the spell.>other: Copious amounts of POCKET SAND. And Bricks to the back of Zomarri's head if your zampakuto's bankai can provide some. Pretend that your zampakuto's shikai form is a brick.Lets play dirty. very dirty. The bricks are there just to throw Zomarri's mindgame off.
>>2373297>Open with Raikohō, use your speed to get behind him while he's focused on the spell.Howdy
>>2373297>>Open with Raikohō, use your speed to get behind him while he's focused on the spell.
>>2373230>>Open with Raikohō, use your speed to get behind him while he's focused on the spell.Seems like a good strategy. If we don't use it now, should probably use it later.
>3d10>dc 16, critical 23
Rolled 2, 4, 7 = 13 (3d10)>>2373390we're running out of cat lives.
Rolled 8, 10, 3 = 21 (3d10)>>2373390
Rolled 4, 5, 8 = 17 (3d10)>>2373390
>>2373390“Raikōhō!” you roar, thrusting your right palm forward and loosing a streak of lighting towards the arrancar. He manages to sidestep and avoid it, as you suspected from this range, but as he's focused on the spell you use an even faster shunpo to step into the blind spot behind his head.Then you sling a handful of anken at him, three at the tendons in his ankles and three at the back of his neck. Several sink into his body... too easily, you realize.The arrancar's blade slices deep into your back, and you stumble forward.“It is understandable you would be...” Zommari begins, only for you to interrupt.“Raikōhō!” you repeat, firing the spell a second time through your own afterimage's gut, using it as cover. The arrancar winces as the blast goes through his gut.“That was rude,” he chides you as his blade falls on you from the left and cuts into your shoulder.“So's this,” you retort, landing a roundhouse kick at the base of Zommari's neck.This time two copies of Zommari attack you from opposite sides, caution thrown to the wind now that it has to be obvious that you know what he's up to. Your response is to draw your blades and slice off the clones' arms, then you turn to face one more Zommari.“Are you having trouble keeping up?” Zommari asks you, taking a pause. “It is understandable when faced with such an ability. Out of all the Espada my sonido is the fastest. With just an extra step I can create a temporary clone.”“I see you are familiar with the shinigami equivalent, so you should be able to appreciate it. Though I suppose it means I have to try a little harder now.”>So this means your limit is five clones, right? Wanna see something cool? (Show him speed clones)>Riku's faster. You wanna know how we spar? (Use shunkō and pound the crap out of him)>This is a joke. Maybe showing him your resurreccion will get him to show you his.>Other?
>>2373511>So this means your limit is five clones, right? Wanna see something cool? (Show him speed clones)
>>2373511>>Riku's faster. You wanna know how we spar? (Use shunkō and pound the crap out of him)
>>2373511>So this means your limit is five clones, right? Wanna see something cool? (Show him speed clones)Anyone got that Zommari and Byakuya "teleports behind you" gif? I don't have it saved.
>>2373511>>Riku's faster. You wanna know how we spar? (Use shunkō and pound the crap out of him)Always take the opportunity to mock your opponent, it's tradition
>>2373511>>So this means your limit is five clones, right? Wanna see something cool? (Show him speed clones)
>>2373511>if shunpo's his game, try mindgaming him. "Teleports behind him" on a consistent basis but then pull a fake out on a shunpo and stay in front of him.
>3d10, DC 17, critical 22Time to see how many cats Zommari can handle.
Rolled 6, 9, 6 = 21 (3d10)>>2373600Nyan!~
Rolled 6, 3, 10 = 19 (3d10)>>2373600
Rolled 9, 8, 6 = 23 (3d10)>>2373600
>>2373607Clutch critting cat
>>2373607>Zommari in 5 seconds.
>>2373607looks like 23 cats is too much cat for him.
>>2373607Ouch. Someone's about to start regretting their life choices.Spoiler: It's Zommari
>>2373645>Challenging Yoruichi to Lightspeed Tag.
>>2373645>>2373652what a cat-astrophe.
>>2373645>Aizen’s next minion shows up when?
>>2373645>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kQXyEzpS00“Five clones?” you croon, a wicked grin tugging at your lips. “That's almost impressive... but I know at least two other shinigami who are better at it than you are, including myself. And a human too, for that matter.”“What you speak of is absurd,” Zommari asserts.“Not at all,” you insist. “My wife back there and I sometimes spar thirty-a-side. Wanna see?”Without waiting for a response you start the maneuver, using your stupendous speed to literally appear in... not quite thirty places, since your muscles are a little cold right now. You actually keep it down to twenty-three.Zommari's eyes widen. “What... what sort of sorcery is this?”“No sorcery,” a chorus of your own voice replies. “It's understandable that you'd have trouble keeping up... they do call me 'Shunshin' Yoruichi, after all.”You start by feinting, even before Zommari's done shouting at you for your taunt... you just couldn't help yourself, it was too perfect to pass up. The first attack slips around behind him, only for his blade to pass through the afterimage.“Been a while since I was there,” you taunt him from all angles as another image attacks him from behind again to the same effect,The third image appears behind him, and with a great shout he turns to cut it down as well. “Enough!”This time, your hand stops the hilt of his zanpakuto before he can strike, and his eyes widen as he realizes he's looking at the real thing, right in front of him.“Raikōhō.”The kidō blasts point blank into Zommari's hand, peeling the fingers off it like the wind might blow leaves off a tree. Then after blasting the sword away too, it takes off his palm and part of his wrist for good measure.Zommari disappears for a moment, having dashed to retrieve his zanpakuto. His breathing is labored, coming in ragged gasps.“Very... well...” he pants. “I can admit... your speed is greater than mine. But do not think you have won, Captain.”“I wouldn't dare to presume,” you shrug.>1/2
>>2373645How do I post with spoilers?
>>2373721Highlight the selected text and press Ctrl + S>>2373714>You actually keep it down to twenty-three.23 cats. just like what dice said. kek.
>>2373726And if I’m on a phone?
>>2373726That the eight prime number! And that’s horrible!
>>2373728Put your text between [-spoiler] and [-/spoiler]. Without the dashes, obviously.
>>2373743Thanks. [I’m hoping that the layer of reiatsu from Shunko will break Zommari’s ‘Line of Sight’ for his Ressureccion’ [/spoiler]
>>2373753it didn't work out as well. you forgot to put before the text you wanted to spoil. you got one half of it right though!
>>2373714“Now that we've finished tag, are we done with the games?” you ask, wiggling your finger at him. “Or are we gonna have a tickle fight next?”In response the arrancar holds out his sword, in a wide horse stance, then releases it. The blade hangs in the air, perfectly parallel to the ground as he brings his remaining hand in front of him as if he were trying to clasp it with the other in prayer. Then he does something surprising... he turns his head, until you can hear his neck snap.“Wait... did you give up?” you ask, before realizing what he's up to.“Quell, Brujeria!”The zanpakuto in front of him suddenly warps, as if some invisible hand were folding it over like tin foil, then it warps again, until it's shaped almost like a spiral of wickedly angled steel.It starts to release some sort of white foam-like substance which doubtless marks the beginning of his transformation... you wonder if he even realizes he's blinding himself?You only have a limited amount of time... one sword release, or a rapid movement technique to set up an attack that doesn't require you to release. Anything else and you'd risk giving Zommari the same advantage he's giving you if his release gives him any extra speed.>Release Shōsōtō, be ready to analyze his attack the moment he commits to it.>Release Raijūsenkō, be ready to maim him the very moment he re-emerges.>Leave a speed clone where you're standing, use Shunkō to attack.>Other?
>>2373761>Release Shōsōtō, be ready to analyze his attack the moment he commits to it.
>>2373761>Leave a speed clone where you're standing, use Shunkō to attack.>other: Cast kyokko to hide your real body while you're attacking.
>>2373753or you can just type [-spoiler] before your sentence and the code will take care of the rest. (without the dash obviously)
>>2373761>>Leave a speed clone where you're standing, use Shunkō to attack.
>>2373761>>Release Shōsōtō, be ready to analyze his attack the moment he commits to it.
>>2373761>>Release Raijūsenkō, be ready to maim him the very moment he re-emerges.
>>2373761>Speed clone, Shunko
Currently tied, waiting for a tiebreaker or a vote change.
>3d10, dc 16, critical 22
Rolled 3, 2, 6 = 11 (3d10)>>2373858
Rolled 8, 9, 2 = 19 (3d10)>>2373858
Rolled 6, 7, 6 = 19 (3d10)>>2373858FAST.
Rolled 7, 5, 10 = 22 (3d10)>>2373858
>>2373878dammit. you were too late. I shouldn't have rolled.
>>2373886nah page didn't load and I thought there were only two rolls
Rolled 9, 3, 2 = 14 (3d10)>>2373858You wait for a second or two as the transformation progresses, then at the very moment you feel is best you use the utsusemi technique to leave behind an afterimage. What emerges from the foam almost gives you pause: Zommari's head is unchanged, but his torso now seems to be covered in some sort of skintight layer of white. Even more ridiculous is what's going on with his waist: it looks like he's wearing a giant pink pumpkin like a skirt.Though the 'pumpkin' also has faces on it, which is even more bizarre.“Shunkō you yell as Zommari does something you can't quite get a good look at, apparently attacking your clone. The blow dislocates his shoulder before he can move away from you.“I see,” he muses, popping the limb back into place. “You believe that taking the title of 'God' makes you one. How arrogant... I would be remiss in my duty if I did not defeat such a false god.”You tense your muscles... only to find that your opponent isn't moving. Instead an eye begins to open on the palm of his hand.Your step is nearly instantaneous, though you can only wonder what it was he tried to do just now...>3d10, best of three
Rolled 10, 2, 1 = 13 (3d10)>>2373981
Rolled 3, 7, 10 = 20 (3d10)>>2373981WE NEED SOME POCKET SAND.
Rolled 6, 3, 4 = 13 (3d10)>>2373981
Rolled 8, 5, 5 = 18 (3d10)>>2373981
Rolled 5, 2, 6 = 13 (3d10)>>2373981
>>2374078At first it seems like nothing happened. But after a moment, your own left hand reaches upward and grasps itself tightly around your throat.“You see,” Zommari begins to speak, “my power is not speed, but sovereignty. All things are ruled by something else. The hands and feet are 'ruled' by the mind, moonlight is 'ruled' by the light of the sun. My ability is to take sovereignty of anything my eyes fall upon. I call this ability Amor.”So he has... fifty-eight eyes, including the ones he's trying to hide on his forehead? Good to know how they work as well. You can't help but grin.“Do you find that funny, Captain?”With surgical precision you strike your own tendons with one knuckle on your right fist, forcing your left thumb to flex and release your throat.“A little,” you admit, swiftly dislocating your left arm at the shoulder. “I always find it funny when my opponent explains his own abilities the second it looks like he's making progress.”You get a silent urging in your mind, which draws your eyes to where Riku is.“You see this?” she asks.Ah, so that's it? There's a marking on the outside of the barrier she raised, like a sun... or maybe like a flower? Either way, a solid plane of kidō stopped that technique of Zommari's cold. Shunkō probably won't do the trick, at least not if he aims for your legs that is. Glancing at Zommari, it seems that one of the many eyes that have opened all over his body is closed... that must be one he's used, then?Riku grins right back at you.“You think you can fight me with only one arm?” Zommari scowls. “Surely there must be a limit to your arrogance.”>(Use kidō as a shield, goad him into wasting his eyes until he leaves a literal blind spot)>(Use Daichi Tenyō, put out his eyeses)>(Surround him with enough wire in a dense enough weave and you can 'intercept' his eyes)>Other?
>>2374109>(Surround him with enough wire in a dense enough weave and you can 'intercept' his eyes)
>>2374109>(Use Daichi Tenyō, put out his eyeses)>other: try Danmaku Tenyo as a screen for Daichi Tenyo.
>>2374109>>(Use kidō as a shield, goad him into wasting his eyes until he leaves a literal blind spot)
>>2374109>>(Use Daichi Tenyō, put out his eyeses)Oh hey, this is the guy who that other guy stole those things from
>>2374109>>(Use Daichi Tenyō, put out his eyeses)
>3d10, DC 17, critical 21>Stupid fat arrancarses. Put out his eyeses, and make HIM crawl!
Rolled 9, 5, 7 = 21 (3d10)>>2374204
Rolled 6, 9, 5 = 20 (3d10)>>2374204okay gollum
Rolled 1, 1, 1 = 3 (3d10)>>2374204might as well give him a hammer and make him "get over it">>2374214>"Zomarri can't get over it": the thread
>>2374226MOTHER F-I hope this doesn't override the Crit. This IS Best of three after all.
>>2374226CURSED ROLL! That's a bad sign despite the other great rolls. I can't believe it came from Zommari of all people.
>>2374235>>2374244Never used critfails since I switched over to this system, so I won't this time.Also, a critfail here would basically just piss Riku off to the point of strangling Zommari with his own intestines, so y'know. It'd basically amount to jack squat in the long run anyway. Not like if it happened to Riku.
>>2374270I guess Yoruichi just trips embarrassingly before finishing things. Riku saw it all and will hold it over her forever.
>>2374279more like Yoruichi gave Zomarri accidental Marshmellow Hell after tripping over which he doesn't mind and cops a feel for that and Riku holds that over Yoruichi where she'll never live that one down.
>>2374270“Enkōsen!” you shout, raising a barrier just large enough to shield your body with as little energy as you can expend to get the job done. Usually a Captain would just jump straight to Dankū, but from what you can tell this will suffice.Now, for your next trick. “Danmaku Tenyō!”Dozens of brightly-glowing orbs of reiatsu manifest like oversized fireflies all around you and your foe, drifting lazily as if on a wind you can't feel.“What is this?” Zommari demands. “This hardly looks like an attack...”Oh, how quickly that changes.He shouts in pain as one of your projectiles slams into one of his eyes and ignites.“How does it feel to have the fluid in your eye boil?” you ask, directing more of the projectiles to strike him all over. Some hit hardened flesh, leaving slight burns against his body, but others strike true and burn out eyes. You focus your efforts on his left side, underneath his arm, until you're confident that none of his remaining eyes could possibly have a line of sight.And that's when you strike.You leave an afterimage and throw your full body weight behind the effort, in an almost humorous flying kick with both your feet that sends Zommari crashing into a wall.On your end... you fall flat on your ass, having failed to plan for what you'd do after the flashy kick. You just hope Riku didn't see that.Oh, who are you kidding. Of course she saw that.“How... dare you!” Zommari demands. “You think yourselves gods, fit to sit in judgment because we eat humans, but who gave you that right? No one! Your arrogance boggles the mind!”“Oh, shut up already!” you snap. “You're an arrancar, you have free will yet you chose this path.”“And I'm the consequence of that.”Judging by the way he's making such grand proclamations he's done, and he knows it already. He just can't accept it... but that failure to accept his own defeat makes him even more dangerous. You can't really predict what he might be capable of doing in such a state.>Finish this with Raijūsenkō. Make it clean.>Finish him with Shōsōtō, leave no traces.>Finish him with Senka, leave him powerless.>Other?>now into "recent SFW pixiv stuff" mode
>>2374464>>Finish this with Raijūsenkō. Make it clean.
>>2374464>Finish him with Shōsōtō, leave no traces.
>>2374464>Finish this with Raijūsenkō. Make it clean.
>>2374464>>Finish him with Shōsōtō, leave no traces.
>3d10, DC 18, crit 20
>>2374477>>2374480>>2374484>>2374514>>2374524Wouldn't it be best to leave gigi less bodies for zombies?
Rolled 5, 9, 10 = 24 (3d10)>>2374610
Rolled 1, 8, 2 = 11 (3d10)>>2374610>>2374612We can always burn the corpse after killing it.
Rolled 5, 9, 4 = 18 (3d10)>>2374610
Rolled 7, 1, 6 = 14 (3d10)>>2374610
Rolled 8, 3, 2 = 13 (3d10)>>2374610
>>2374613i see you are here to make some one your bitch good for you
>>2374684Its nice to roll over 10 for once
>>2374610“Purr, Raijūsenkō.”You feel a pleasant tingle run up your spine as you release your second zanpakuto, and the charge builds up around your hands and feet.“So it was true,” Zommari muses. “There are shinigami who possess resurreccion. What... what are you?”You don't oblige him with an answer. Instead you pounce on him, putting your hand through the ribs under his left arm and out through his right shoulder, then sling the afterimage off your arm and use the solidified lighting like a spear to impale a second clone. Sweeping your arm in a poweful arc you slice through a third clone, dodging to the side as it tries to use its remaining eyes on you. The fourth takes an elbow to the spine, and the fifth you impale with a lightning spear.“Your end,” you tell him, swinging your leg up and taking off Zommari's head with the lighting gathered around your heel.The various bodies disappear, all save for the last one which falls imply to the ground in a pool of dark blood. You glance down at your motionless left arm and see that the marking Zommari left there is gone, and so you seal Raijūsenkō.With a grunt you wrench your left arm into place, testing and stretching it for a few moments before turning to incinerate what's left of Zommari's body for good measure.“That's better,” you muse, heading over to where Riku is. “How are things?”“I managed to stabilize all of their injuries,” your wife tells you. “But we've got a problem... only enough gintō for two of them.”“Gintō?” you muse. “You wanna use the reiatsu inside them to restore your reiatsu after you restore theirs?”“Exactly,” Riku nods.>What do you think, Ichigo? They're your friends.>Well, I'd say (write-in) should get some reiatsu back.>What else do we have on hand for the task?>Other?
>>2374756>What do you think, Ichigo? They're your friends.
>>2374756>What else do we have on hand for the task?INVENTORY CHECK. >other: give the kids a sitrep and take stock of inventory and options.
>>2374756>>What do you think, Ichigo? They're your friends.>Well, I'd say Renji should get some reiatsu back.He is technically a lieutenant
>>2374756>>What do you think, Ichigo? They're your friends.>Did uryu bring any? Kid usually had more on hand that anyone ever needed.
>>2374756>>What else do we have on hand for the task?There is a dead Arracnar nearby and we do have partially hollow nature.We may be able to work something out.
>>2374791>>2374756supporting grilling Uryu. Unless the two ginto are the ones that Uryu had. >>2374793And also supporting looting the Arrancar corpse.
>>2374803There are four ginto, each one however doesn't contain all that much next to what most Lieutenants or above are packing when they're at 100%.
>>2374756>>What do you think, Ichigo? They're your friends.
>>2374830“Only the four, huh?” you muse, staring thoughtfully at the little vials in Riku's palm. “Ichigo, what do you think?”“Me?“Yeah,” you nod. “They're your friends, so...”Ichigo takes a few moments to consider the question. “Can't we just get them all back on their feet?”Riku shakes her head, slowly and deliberately. “No, we can't. After fighting Cang Du and Ulquiorra... even I'm getting tired, Ichigo. Yoruichi and I need to conserve where we can.”Ichigo glances back down at his friends, and after a few moments he sighs heavily. “Renji's got a lot of raw power.”“That's one,” Riku mutters. “Now you've gotta make a call.”“Between Rukia and Tatsuki.”Ichigo doesn't seem too pleased at what he's just said. The unspoken reality of the situation is that Uryu uses reishi around him to fight anyway, and Chad... really doesn't have much to add that Renji doesn't do better. So that leaves Rukia and Tatsuki.The girls.Specifically Ichigo's ex girlfriend and the one he risked his neck to save from execution.Why must he be a teenager in love?“Take my advice, Ichigo,” you begin...>Do what you feel is right in your heart. You feel that way for a reason.>You have to think strategically here. Sentimentality serves neither of them.>Don't accept anyone else's advice. It's your call and yours to explain later.>Other?
>there will be a short gap in the updates, since I need to get my tired self home
>>2375003>Do what you feel is right in your heart. You feel that way for a reason.
>>2375003>>Do what you feel is right in your heart. You feel that way for a reason.
>>2375003>>You have to think strategically here. Sentimentality serves neither of them.
>>2375003>other: who do you want to protect the most?>You have to think strategically here. Sentimentality serves neither of them.
>back, but still waiting on a tiebreak
>>2375335dropping my Think strategically vote in favor of the write-in "who do you want to protect the most" Because it's a case of how he wishes to protect the girls rather than whom does he choose in proposing by giving the ginto phials.
>>2375335“Think about it this way,” you offer, giving up on trying to tell him what to do and instead settling on the mindset you would adopt in his position. “What do you need to protect? And I mean, what do you really need to protect? What are you trying to achieve? How can you go about doing that?”“That's how I would think of it in your position, but only you can actually make the decision.”Ichigo seems to think carefully about it for several long seconds, then sighs. “Rukia.”“Come again?” your wife asks for the sake of clarity.“Give the other doses to Rukia. Tatsuki's gonna hate me for this, but that's what I decided.”“Why, out of curiosity?” you press carefully.“Because she's been hurt badly enough already,” Ichigo explains. “And I don't want to heal her up just so she can get herself hurt even worse when it's not her fight to begin with. For Rukia this is part of her duty, so my being involved isn't the only reason she's here.”“I can't tell whether that's sweet or selfish,” Riku sighs. “But if that's your call, and I don't really disagree.”“Yoruichi? Gimme a hand with Renji, will you?”The distilled reiatsu liquid seems to go to work quickly, and Renji sits up from where he's been laying. “Captain? What happened? Last I remember there was this big guy... oh, shit! Is Chad...”“Chad's fine,” you assure him. “The bad man's gone now.”“I see,” the Lieutenant mutters, rubbing his neck like he's trying to get a kink out of it. “Sorry to trouble you.”“Sure, but you can pay us back,” you insist.“Yeah?”You nod. “You and Rukia are gonna be working overtime from here... Chad, Ishida, and Tatsuki are down for now.”“You can't spare the reiatsu?” he asks. You shake your head.“Damn, we must really be in the shit.”You shake your head. “Brace yourself... it gets worse.”
>>2375462And that's where I have to call it quits for this run. Archive is up, twitter and the discord are where they've always been, and hope to see you all next time!Maybe an omake this week, so keep your proverbial ears open.
>>2375474Thanks for running as always Queen!how deep does Aizen's keikaku go?
>You have to think strategically here. Sentimentality serves neither of them.
>MEANWHILE, ON THE STERNRITTER REACTION CAM:“Wow, that's... different,” Askin muses, actually leaning forward on his bean bag to get a better look at the screen. “The hell'd she just do?”“I am not interested,” Lille Barro mutters, lowering his hat over his eyes. “But since I will be expected to know the outcome, you can catch me up when it ends.”“Hey, come on now!” Askin protests. “It's just gotten interesting! Pernida, what is that thing she shoved him... Pernida! Hey!”The heavily-cloaked Sternritter has already left the room over Askin's protests. “Aaand he's ignoring me. Great. It's my mom, my dad, and my ex wife all over again.”“You're still paying attention, right Gerard?” he continues, turning to his last hope in the room only to find the man unusually stone-faced. “Hey, Gerard? Buddy? You still with us?”Gerard continues to stare at the screen even though nothing is happening, as though trying to extrapolate as much as possible from what little he could actually see of the fight between Äs Nödt and the shinigami Captain.“Don't bother him, Askin Nakk le Vaar,” Lille grumbles, lifting the brim of his hat slightly. “I can tell you what he is thinking... these two Captains are exceptionally dangerous opponents for the likes of us.”“You don't say?” Askin replies cheerfully, just happy that someone's actually acknowledging his presence. “How so? Is it just because they have hollow powers? Cause if that's what you mean, aren't we forgetting something?”“I have not forgotten your ability,” Lille contends, his good eye narrowing. “What I mean is that while all Captains are naturally stronger, faster, and more skilled than their subordinates... that is not enough to repeatedly challenge Sternritter in single combat and win each time. These two possess something else, something our Daten have not adequately characterized.”“Gimme an example,” Askin insists, trying to keep up the conversation. “What's that technique she just used?”“That is a Hell portal,” comes the grumbled response, Lille finally having given in and decided to explain the phenomenon still visible for now on the screen in front of them. “Even under the effects of the enhanced Fear of Äs Nödt's shrift, that Captain had the presence of mind to turn his own worst fear against him and drag him down to Hell.”>1/?>will continue when I have a chance later tonight/tomorrow
>>2380899Oh right. If he gets a bit of hollow in him, he's able to raise or lower the lethal dose, making him resistant and us poisoning ourselves.
>>2380899Well that leaves us with letters X, D, and C on the quincy list for us to even try to get through before getting to the princesses in the tower.
>>2381442A (for Aizen), B, C, D, H, J, L, M, N, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Σ still around or assaulting fake Karakura. We should save some of those fights for our friends.
>>2381504That and the full contingency of Arrancars...
>>2381520Yhwach is dead in this continuity and Uryu defecting never happened. >>2381504Aizen might've also done an internal purge as well so some of those letters might not be there. You also made some mistakes on your part. >W was killed by Gin from the inside out,>U was turned into bone dust after going through Tia's Washing machine,
>>2381544My bad. I forgot.
>>2381504Several of those are also dead already.
>>2380899“And so... what exactly does that tell you, exactly?”Lille lowers the brim of his hat once more. “Shinigami are prohibited from anything to do with Hell. So the fact that she knows how to get to Hell at all means one of two things: that she has a far greater breadth of capability than even she realizes, or that her intuition is strong enough to make up for a lack of innate capacity and understanding of what she tries to do.”“So you're concerned that she might idiot-savant her way into countering your own abilities, same as she did with every other quincy she's ever fought?” Askin surmises.Lille Barro scowls, the expression obvious from the lower half of his face alone. “You should watch your tongue. It sounds almost as if you are accusing us of cowardice.”“Quite the contrary,” Askin assures his fellow Sternritter. “When you consider the two of them are dangerously competent to begin with, adding uncanny intuition to the mix and it's not an unreasonable concern.”“And the other one? Captain Shihōin?”“Another unknown quantity,” Lille Barro admits. “Even Aizen Sōsuke does not know the full extent of her Clan's armory. Anything she sees in battle, she may have a direct answer to at her fingertips.”“So her danger is her ability to analyze her opponent's abilities and produce a counter?” Askin summarizes. “Where does she keep those tools? Literally in her ass?”“Aizen Sōsuke surmised it has to do with her zanpakuto,” Lille explains. “Though she has demonstrated other powers which Aizen did not see her use before his departure from the Seireitei.”“A second zanpakuto like Captain Kusajishi's?” Askin muses. “How interesting.”“So you do pay attention to the briefings,” Lille grumbles. “In that case...”“Hey... don't go to sleep damn you!” Askin shouts, but it's too late. Lille Barro is already napping where he sits. Eventually even Gerard gets up and storms out of the room without even acknowledging his fellow Schutzstaffel member on the way.“Well then,” Askin continues, entirely to himself. “How interesting indeed... I wonder what sort of world those two would create, were they to defeat Aizen? I wonder which I'll get to see...”
>>2381875>“So you're concerned that she might idiot-savant her way into countering your own abilities, same as she did with every other quincy she's ever fought?” Askin surmises.First of all, how did they even get the impression that Riku is an Idiot-savant? briefings? Pictures of Riku in her clumsy moments? >Eventually even Gerard gets up and storms out of the room without even acknowledging his fellow Schutzstaffel member on the way.Well shit. We have to deal with Letter "M" in Quincyland.
>>2381983The one that post-palace Byakuya, true-bankai Hitsugaya, and bankai Zaraki couldn't kill. Yeah, that's gonna be troublesome.
>>2382007Surely there's a bankai-medallion that we could pick-up, have Yoruichi analyze it and then reverse engineer it to steal away a volstandig. That would neuter them bullshit sternritters. Shouldn't there be a bankai medallion from Cang Du lying around?
>>2381983They've seen her character sheet.For real though, it's more like she just does shit without realizing how difficult and/or impossible what she's trying to do actually is. Like, why would you need a complicated ritual or days of study and experimentation to open a Hell Portal? Why not just... you know. Open a portal to Hell? Was that supposed to be hard?
>>2382108considering that she has other methods of planar/dimensional travel down, the hell portal is just a varient of that in the end.
>>2382034>Considering Riku has used Vollstandig herself that might actually be possible. Huh
>>2382116Which makes sense to her.To anyone else who understands what's involved it's total bullshit that any of her skills can transfer like that. Descorrer shouldn't normally mean she can pop into and out of Hell or the Royal Realm with little or no effort, and yet Riku does it anyway. Because why let the little details stop you from doing what has to get done?
>>2382164I mean... its not a little effort though is it?Usually she just applies a shit ton of retsu (some of which is known to be reality warping god juice) in a very specific manner.
>>2382164I find it amusing that the men of science and intelligent background can't wrap their heads around the concept of applied simple A * B +"apply Hammer"= C logic that Riku uses. Hado #99 being neigh impossible due to how hard it is to grasp the concept? Apply Hollow Instincts and "get the concept" to complete the spell!Unable to get to Royal Realm due to being a separate Dimension? Descorrer basically lets you travel between dimensions and enter via a different entry point! Simple!Spiritually aware humans with powers? Need to monitor them or help their powers develop? Give them a Asauchi, shove their powers into said sword, and turn them into Shinigami! (This is probably the most bullshit feat attempted and done on any level)>To anyone else who understands what's involved it's total bullshit that any of her skills can transfer like that.It's almost like it's a she has a savant skill called "semantic transference">>2382108>They've seen her character sheetSo then what were the Sternritter and Espada reactions to the feats and skills that's been listed on there from reading it initially and rereading it a second time? Which skill combination unnerved them the most?Which stat/feat/skill made them flat-out say a variant of "This [insert skill/power] bullshit"What was the most frequent [top 3] statements made in regards to Riku's overall character sheet?You could theoretically make an omake where there's an Aizen's meeting (a parallel to Seireitei's Captain's meeting) where the topic of the day is Riku and her character sheet with the Arrancar and Quincy reacting and debating amongst each other about Riku's stats.
>>2382108>>2381875“So you're concerned that she might idiot-savant her way into countering your own abilities, same as she did with every other quincy she's ever fought?”hmm... thinking this over... To wit Riku's idiot-savant means of defeating Quincy involved:>Fought Bambietta and her Vollstandig, sliced up Bambi's Reishi bombs without detonating said bombs with a different sword, neutralizing her, making her a prisoner, and then somehow made Bambi a turncoat.>Fought Mask (the Superstar) and his Vollstandig. Tossed James into the dangai by a dimensional door trap and neutralized Mask, killed him with a coup de grace.>Fought The Question, rendered herself deaf and then turned said quincy's powers against her by asking questions.>Fought Cang Du, used bankai, but got bankai stolen, then Burned Cang Du to dust with the same bankai despite having it stolen from her>Fought As Nodt, Got Terrorized by Nodt's Vollstandig, somehow withstood the Terror, then opened a portal to hell and tackled As Nodt to Hell. Walks out of Hell like nobody's business.Yeah... I can see how they view Riku as some sort of idiot savant.
>>2382369To be fair Riku is a god damn murder machine when allowed to go at full power and isn't always held down by shit like protecting other people or having to deal with friendly fire and shit, like i'm seriously not convinced aizen can solo her if she gets all her shit off because thats how stupidly fucking powerful she is at full power.
>>2382292Some of that gets pretty spoilery pretty quickly, but there are a few highlights that especially the Schit-staffel wouldn't be pleased to see. Riku's entire being has the fingerprints of meddling and engineering if you know where to look, and the missing perspective for the quincy is how much of the 'meddling' comes from different parts of Riku's soul lending their respective strengths to her fights.There's an old story that the daimyo Mōri Motonari, an advisor and strategist to Minamoto no Yoritomo, once handed each of his three grown sons an arrow to break, which they did effortlessly. But when he challenged them to break three arrows bundled together none of them could do it. While that story is most likely just that, the same principle applies to Riku.
>>2383729Isnt that story also famous varient the one told by ghengis khan?
>>2383771Some variation of the parable's at least as old as Aesop. Whether there was cultural diffusion or simply the same idea existing in various places independently is kind of impossible to know.
>Maybe an omake tomorrow
>>2390529Wish you luck on the gacha Queen, both the seasonal and/or end of the month.
Will continue itt for a few hours starting at 10am PST. Due to my computer still being borked I've had to commander a work station in the library.
>>2394889And now I'm settled in. Word of warning, expect some problems with my typing. The raised keys, UK layout, and lack of mapping for accent characters are conspiring against me.>>2390961Thanks, really depends on what EoM is this time though. If it's TYBW with Yoruichi I've thought through how to maximize my chances. But if it's not TYBW or something out of left field like the Rukia/Renji/Nanao gacha nobody wants it's back to saving up.
>>2394889>>2394913How COM-PU-TOR get borked?
>>2395190I'm pretty sure the cable connecting the screen to everything else is worn out/damaged. Store I took it to will have to order the replacement part.Not catastrophic, but it means I can't work from home until it's fixed because it's unusable at the moment.
>>2395217You are Captain Ichimaru Gin; full-time commander of a Division of shinigami, filial son whenever push comes to shove, and notable snake. You’ve seen some strange things in your time, some [i]really[/i] strange things. Things that most people wouldn’t believe. But this might just take the cake.Miles-wide swathes of land have simply been swapped across planes of existence, a confusing dance of sorts that few of your peers have even tried to really keep track of. The practical effect is that you can now screw up twice before Karakura town will be in any real danger, which is hopefully a failsafe you won’t be forced to rely on. However, given what you know about that bastard Aizen and his little minions, it may well be a case of ‘every little bit’ helping.“So, we’re finally doin’ this,” you muse almost playfully as the representatives of the Gotei 13 wait in the skies above a fake Karakura town. “Guess it had to happen sooner or later.”“Could you try to sound less jovial about it?” Captain Feng grumbles. “It’s irritating.”“Sorry ‘bout that,” you apologize, without really apologizing at all. “Can’t help it, Auntie Feng. It’s just all so [i]climactic[/i].”“Call me that again and I’ll snap your neck.”“Okay.”Rangiku chuckles quietly to herself in amusement… good. Even if your fellow Captains are way too rigid to ever allow themselves to relax on the eve of battle, at least your silliness has had the desired effect on one person.“How [i]can[/i] you be so relaxed at a time like this, Captain?” Hinamori asks you from behind in a small voice… well, even smaller than usual, since she’s hoping she’ll go unheard.“It’s easy,” you admit. “Either we win or we all die… so I plan to just do the best I can. If I live I live, if I die then at least I did my best.”“Cut the chatter,” Head Captain Kyoraku sighs, lowering the brim of his goofy hat. “We’re about to have company.”Sure enough you can soon hear the familiar sound of space and time being ripped open, and you can feel the reiatsu of many powerful fighters eager to join you in the living world for a battle. Baraggan is here along with his entire crew, and Lille’s decided come along… probably because Aizen had them partnered up. Wonderweiss and Gremmy turn up next, probably for the same reasons, followed by Pernida and Nnoitra. Does that mean Salao and Cang Du are dead? Well, knowing it’s Riku and Yoruichi… they’re almost [i]certainly[/i] dead. Then come Yammy and Gerard, Askin, and last of all are Aizen and his trained shoulder monkey Amagai.>1/2
>>2395249“Has anyone else realized that Aizen has no women left on his side?” you muse.Bambietta chuckles. “You’re not counting Giselle I see.”“I just said,” you repeat. “No women.”“Okay, when and how?” Bambi demands.“I don’t want to talk about it. Creeps me out.”“Good to see you, [i]Head Captain[/i],” Aizen greets you. “As well as the rest of my former comrades, all gathered here just to meet me. We have a lot of catching up to do. But first, would you mind telling me where the real Karakura town is?”“Captain Shiba?” Kyoraku muses. “Why don’t you offer our reply?”“Bankai!” your other aunt calls out. “Jikanteishi!”With a powerful green glow Shiba Kaoru’s kido takes effect, massively enhanced and supplemented by the many tori gates of her Bankai. Aizen’s mocking smile is left static… you always hated it, and now you’ll be stuck with it for the next forty minutes or so. But you kind of feel like it’s worth it.“Aizen?” Baraggan asks, staring at his overlord. “Has he finally become so arrogant he refuses to acknowledge when someone is speaking to him?”“It would seem he has been frozen in time,” Lille Barro clarifies. “Not that it matters. Between us we have more than adequate strength with or without Aizen.”“He said something about this Karakura town being a fake,” Barragan realizes, snapping his fingers. “These crudely-hidden towers must have something to do with it.”“So you noticed ‘em too?” Askin muses. “Shit, an’ here I was startin’ to wonder if all you arrancar were as blind as Yammy and Grimmjow.”Meanwhile, four large hollows have descended upon the towers, only to be killed all at once.“Oh?” Askin realizes. “Hey, your buddies are all dead. You might wanna do somethin’ about that.”Baraggan nods slowly before barking his orders. “Abirama, Poww, Findorr, Charlotte.”“Yes, my lord!” the four selected fighters shout out in unison before leaping into action… only to be met with the guardians of the towers they’ve been sent to destroy.>Findorr vs Shuhei>Abirama vs Ikakku>Poww vs Yumichika>Charlotte vs ???
>>2395251hmmm... 4 fighters. who to choose to control...>Abirama vs Ikakku
>>2395251>Charlotte vs ???
>>2395251>>Charlotte vs ???Mystery box?Mystery box.Also, I thought tripcodes lock in formatting tags regardless of IP? Bah.
>>2395251>>Abirama vs Ikakku
>>2395249>Aizen (taking a literal time out from the timestream for 45 minutes)>Baraggan>Lille>Wonderweiss>Gremmy>Pernida>Nnoitra>Yammy>Gerard>Askin>AmagaiTotal number of Captain class fighters as Vanguard (not counting Aizen): 10I guess now we know who went and who stayed.
>>2395269I'm on a different PC and internet connection, it's not surprising.>will call the vote in a few minutes
>>2395297changing my vote from Ikkaku to mystery box.
>mystery box initiated>writing
>>2395307You are Emilou Apacci, and the opponent your… you’re going to call them ‘friends’… have selected to fight is something special. Long purple hair, respectable muscles, and a square chin married to a frilly white uniform, visible midriff, and a mask fragment that looks like a tiara.If you’re not mistaken he’s also wearing eyelash extensions.“So which of you ladies is going to face the glamorous Charlotte Chuhlhorne in combat?” he demands.Sung-Sun and Mila Rose however aren’t paying much attention to him.“I will do the honors of removing this obstacle,” Sung-Sun insists.Mila Rose shakes her head. “No need, snake. I’ll have the honor this time.”“Having to watch the two of you fight is going to make me ill,” Sung-Sun shoots back. “I will fight.”“You’re just trying to suck up to master Halibel!” Mila Rose accuses. “Well I’m not just gonna go along with it! He’s mine!”“Excuse me,” Charlotte interrupts, “but are you going to continue this pointless argument? It really is an eyesore… as if your poor style wasn’t already enough.”“Nobody asked you!”“Nobody asked you!”You can only shake your head in disbelief. “I could just kill them. I could kill all three of them and no one would have to know.”“Are they always like this?” Charlotte demands as your partners continue to bicker.“You get used to it,” you sigh. "Or so I'm told. I'm still not.">1d2, taking the second roll
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>2395358
>Sung-Sun selectedThis is going to be FUN.
>>2395380fun for WHOM? FOR WHOM? iirc you told us many threads ago that Sung-Sun has a wicked nasty ability. I wonder what said ability would that be?
>>2395380You are Cyan Sung-Sun, and after several inconclusive rounds of rock, paper, scissors you have defeated your first foe of the day.“You done yet, Sung-Sun?” Apacci asks you lazily. “Lookin’ at this guy’s gonna make me sick, either kill him quick or I will.”“Not a chance,” you reply, “this battle is mine. Don’t you dare interfere, fuzz butt.”“Hey, I’ll have you know my tail is cute.”“Well, I think all three of you are an eyesore,” Charlotte insists. “Really, all you’ve done is denigrate my looks and insult each other since you got here. The others are already fighting already.”“Really, for ‘ladies’ your sense of aesthetics is all wrong.”“Well then, allow me to show you my thanks for your patience,” you reply sarcastically, drawing Anaconda from your sleeve. “You said your name was Charlotte Chuhlhorne, correct?”“That’s BEAUTIFUL Charlotte Chuhlhorne!” Charlotte insists. “Fraccion to his excellency Lord Baraggan, say it right!”“I’m not saying that,” you shake your head. “But as a companion to mistress Halibel, it would be rude of me to hold back against you.”>Close in quickly, seize the initiative.>Open with cero, use it as a distraction.>Release Anaconda, goad him into releasing his own zanpakuto.>Other?
>>2395414>>Close in quickly, seize the initiative.Ceros are more Apacci's thing anyway
>>2395414>>Close in quickly, seize the initiative.
>>2395414>Close in quickly, seize the initiative.>other: insult his sexual orientation and sexual identity. Baras are overrated anyway.
>>2395414>Close in quickly, seize the initiative.
>3d10, best of 3, dc 19, crit 23
Rolled 3, 9, 7 = 19 (3d10)>>2395473
Rolled 6, 4, 6 = 16 (3d10)>>2395473
Rolled 10, 9, 2 = 21 (3d10)>>2395473
Rolled 10, 9, 2 = 21 (3d10)>>2395473SNEK SNEK snek
Rolled 10, 2, 1 = 13 (3d10)>>2395473
>>2395482>>2395483more than a little creepy thereeeeeeee
>>2395473>snickety snek stabbity stab
>>2395493You choose to get in close, that being a snake’s specialty, engaging Chuhlhorne with your short sword. It isn’t the weapon you particularly favour, but with a series of turning strikes you push the incredibly flamboyant man back several paces towards the edge of the stone pillar. His heel actually hangs off in the air for a moment before he launches a spinning counterattack of his own that drives you all the way back to where you started.“Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Perfect Stylish Dangerous Psychedelic Valuable Economical Continental Incredible Unbelievable Shining Attack!”For all his spinning, the ‘attack’ happens to conclude with a simple horizontal swipe of his zanpakuto, albeit one that draws blood as you backpedal to avoid it. However you turn in place and use your momentum to slam the hilt of your sword into his outstretched arm, knocking it away and leaving you free to land a heavy kick to the side of his head.“That was quite the attack,” you compliment him as he cracks his neck and readies his blade.“Thank you,” he replies graciously. “In fact I think that may be the first reasonable thing you’ve…”“It must have been difficult to concoct an attack that looks as ridiculous as you do.”Charlotte stops midsentence, his expression murderous. “You are such an ugly person that I may just be doing you a favour by killing you. It must be misery, living a life so devoid of grace and beauty.”“Take this!” he roars, launching off into a series of ungainly and thoroughly absurd poses. “Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Final Holy Wonderful Pretty Super Magnum Sexy Sexy Glamorous… Cero!”“Why did you have to say ‘sexy’ twice…” you begin to wonder aloud before the massive column of reiatsu lances out at you and you realize the size of it. “Oh dear.”As quickly as you manage to dodge the blast, you do get a neat little burn on your left ankle from the attack. You can hear Apacci commenting in the distance about it just being a regular cero, but a moment later you notice that Charlotte’s appearance has changed.“Reina de Rosas!”The burst of reaitsu subsides, revealing… entirely too much. A white crop top with wing-like shoulder pads, a white crotch… cover… of some sort… and pink fabric cut in a skirt and a short cape.You can’t help but stare at it in disgust for several long seconds as he poses, clearly expecting a response out of you.“Oh god it’s hideous!” you hear Mila Rose shriek.“Kill him kill him kill him kill him kill him!” Apacci agrees. You think you can even hear Gin laughing about it in the distance.This doesn’t seem to help. “It must be terrible for you all, having to live with such dulled senses. As such, I find it appropriate that I, the most beautiful one in existence, shall be the one to put you all out of your misery!”>3d10, best of three. DC 20, critical 23
Rolled 6, 1, 9 = 16 (3d10)>>2395558Well this will be an... interesting fight. The only thing missing for him is backup dancers
Rolled 1, 2, 3 = 6 (3d10)>>2395558
Rolled 8, 2, 6 = 16 (3d10)>>2395558shit. this aint good. snek? snek? SNEKKK!
Rolled 5, 9, 9 = 23 (3d10)>>2395558Ah, so that's the strategy. Fight long enough to make everyone around want to gouge their eyes out.
>>2395577WHY. YOU WEREN'T FAST ENOUOGH.
>>2395558“Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Lovely Cutie Fanatic Aquatic Dynamic Domestic…”“Why do you always have to…” you begin, only for your eyes to widen as a sonido you didn’t even notice gives you the most disgusting up-close view of Charlotte’s chest in an instant.“… Thunder Punch!”The power of the blow is quite literally stunning, almost unlike any pain you’ve felt before. Charlotte’s clasped fists collide with your arms and smash straight through your guard, slamming your own wrists into your head and knocking you through the pillar below you. Your body takes off a sizable chunk of the stone before you slam into the ground far below.And then you hear it.“Beautiful Charlotte Chuhlhourne's Final Holy Wonderful Pretty Super Magnum Sexy Sexy Glamorous Cero!”You only have one answer.“Strangle, Anaconda!”Your own vastly increased power and the bala you hastily fire back aren’t quite enough to counter the punishing cero raining down on you, the pressure wave from the blast leaving several trees embedded into the base of the stone pillar you were meant to protect. Were you still on top of it, that might have been it.But the assault isn’t over.Charlotte slams his arm into you, knocking the breath out of your lungs and slamming you through several trees before pivoting and all but burying you. While you’re still stunned he grabs you by your newly elongated tail and starts spinning you.“It may be the tail of an icky, scaly snake,” Charlotte admits as he releases you and sends you sailing back at the pillar, “but it has its uses!”You manage to slow yourself so that your body doesn’t break the pillar, but you still slam into it hard.“Worse than the name-calling,” Charlotte muses, calmly approaching you. “Worse than your lack of true elegance, is your lack of strength. Truly… ugly.”>Wait until he gets closer, then wrap him with your coils and choke him to death.>Cero, take him by surprise while he’s busy talking down to you.>All his named attacks are slow... counter when he tries to kill you with his resurreccion’s ‘ultimate attack’.>Other?
>>2395626>Wait until he gets closer, then wrap him with your coils and choke him to death.WE BE SNEK. >Other: If possible go for a NEK SNAP
>>2395626>Wait until he gets closer, then wrap him with your coils and choke him to death.
>>2395626>>Wait until he gets closer, then wrap him with your coils and choke him to death.
>>2395626>other: alternatively, coil around one of his limbs and crush the bones in that limb while choking him with the garrotte wire of an Urumi you have.
>Seems fairly decisive>3d10, best of 3, dc 17, critical 21
Rolled 9, 10, 2 = 21 (3d10)>>2395673
Rolled 7, 9, 1 = 17 (3d10)>>2395673
Rolled 4, 1, 6 = 11 (3d10)>>2395673
Rolled 6, 3, 3 = 12 (3d10)>>2395677SUNG-SUN USED BIND! IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE
>>2395673You wait patiently for Charlotte to do what you expect him to, and personally berate you before he kills you. And you don’t have to wait long until he grabs your neck and lifts you up by it, slowly tightening his grip.“This is the end, you miserable whore,” he glares at you. “I will…”With a flick of your wrist you lash out with your urumi, wrapping around his leg and pulling him off his feet. He crashes to the ground, grunting in surprise as you use the moment to wrap your coils tightly around his torso and neck.“This… is not… enough!” he strains against your powerful muscles as your resurreccion begins to take effect. “Rosa… Blanca!”The area around your death struggle starts to darken as thick vines like tree trunks start to surround you both, blocking out the light of the sun. But that suits you just fine.“With this… you… what…”“Are you finally finished?” you ask, loosening your grip and sliding away across the ground. “Good. I was getting tired of hearing you talk. So as revenge, how about I do the talking for a while?”Hearing no reply but strangled gargles, you shrug. “Very well, since you have no objections I will explain my resurreccion to you, since one who relies so heavily on raw power will likely have difficulty understanding.”“When I use this form, much of my regenerative capacity goes into replacing my scales,” you explain. “While it serves a limited role as ablative protection, its deadliest use is in close quarters. Shedding these scales as a fine powder means they get into my victim’s lings, slowly strangling them from the inside even if I am not actively squeezing them to death with my coils.”“Normally this process leads to a slow loss of combat ability,” you conclude as Charlotte claws at his throat. “You can claw all you wish, until you tear your own throat open. But by enclosing us like this you allowed me to fill the entire space with a dense cloud of my scales. Your lungs are already quite filled.”“Now I will have you release me from this tacky prison, Charlotte Chuhlhourne. One far more beautiful and graceful than yourself has placed her trust in me, and I must return to her side.”>Findorr vs Shuhei>Abirama vs Ikakku>Poww vs Yumichika
>>2395776>Abirama vs Ikakku
>>2395776>Abirama vs IkakkuDamn that's a nasty ability, all the gas/vapour/particulate abilities can be pretty bullshit
>>2395776>Abirama vs IkakkuWow. death by Asphyxiation. As fitting as the manner of death Sung-Sun went when she died in China. She would be a terror in confined spaces as a close quarter combatant.
>>2395776>>Abirama vs Ikakku
>>2395776>>Abirama vs IkakkuWith this opponent match-up, I was speculating that Sung-Sun's ability would be something medusa-like. Just for the thematic contrast, among other things.
>>2395814thematic contrast is good, but there seems to be a trend that the main powers of an arrancar/Hollow tend to revolve around the manner in which the particular dominant soul dies during their mortal life. To name a few:>Tia's shark themed because she was a priestess in her mortal life that died by shark in the sea.>Mila Rose is Lion themed due to her last thoughts being a wistful thought of Lions eating the Heretical back in the Roman>Apacci got shot by Russians with hunting guns while she was hunting for deer.
>>2395776“Gonna do it!”“Gonna do it gonna do it gonna do it!”The shirtless man continues shouting for a while as you stare up at him from the top of your pillar. Eventually he stops, glaring back down. “Hey, you gonna do it too or not?”“Nah, not my style,” you admit. “Sorry. But I do have something I do to psyche myself up.”“Then let’s see it!” the man replies loudly. “Go for it, I’ll give you the time!”Right. That’s good.“Lucky lucky lucky luuucky!” you chant, beginning your dance. “Lucky lucky lucky luuucky!”“Lucky lucky LUCKY lucky… LUUUUCKYYYYY!”“You did a flip,” your opponent grins. “That’s cool. Great to see I’ve got a hot-blooded guy to kill!”“I’m Abirama Redder, his majesty Lord Baraggan’s strongest fraccion!”“Madarame Ikakku, Zaraki Division’s Third Seat!” you shout back. “Let’s go, arrancar!”>FIGHT!>SWORD!>SPEAR!
>3d10, dc 18, crit 22
Rolled 9, 5, 1 = 15 (3d10)>>2395978
Rolled 5, 9, 2 = 16 (3d10)>>2395978ROUND ONE
Rolled 6, 10, 1 = 17 (3d10)>>2395978
>>2395988>>2395986>>2395985Fucking tease. these dice.
>>2395978You charge in, blade drawn, itching for a fight. And boy, do you ever get one.You don’t even have time to set up a trick with your sheath, the first swing from Abirama’s blade nearly knocks you off your feet. It manages to pick you up and sling you several yards through the air though, and before you even realize it he falls on you just as eagerly as you tried to charge him down mere moments ago.“Fight me!” he shouts, headbutting you so hard you go down to one knee.“That’s what I’m doing!” you shout back, returning the headbutt as you get to your feet.“Well, try harder!” he shouts, smashing his sword against yours and pushing you back on your feet. “This isn’t nearly enough! Show me what you can do, Madarame Ikakku!”Your guard breaks and you’re suddenly airborn again, only to find Abirama still hasn’t let up.“Bala!” he shouts, blasting you into the side of an office building before pummelling you with several more. “Bala bala bala balaaaa!”After a few moments of lying there smoldering, you finally stagger to your feet and crack your neck.“Gotta hand it to ya, that hurt like hell!” you admit. “But thanks for the warm-up, partner. I needed a good massage.”“How cocky ARE you?” Abirama demands. “You still think a guy like you can take his majesty Lord Baraggan’s toughest fraccion’s attacks without even releasing your zanpakuto?”“Here, lemme make the decision easier for you.”Without even waiting for a response he holds out his sword and takes a low stance. “Scalp, Aguila!”>SPEAR NOW, ATTACK!>SPEAR NOW, DEFEND AND COUNTERATTACK!>FUCK IT, MIGHT AS WELL BANKAI!>FUCK YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME! (no release: probably a bad idea)
>>2396069>>SPEAR NOW, ATTACK!
>>2396069>SPEAR NOW, ATTACK!
>>2396069>FUCK IT, MIGHT AS WELL BANKAI!REMEMBER WHAT RIKU SAID YOU BALD FUCK! YOU NEED MOMENTUM!
>>2396069>>FUCK IT, MIGHT AS WELL BANKAI!
>>2396069>>SPEAR NOW, ATTACK!EXTEND, Hōzukimaru!
>3d10 to SPEAR>DC 17, critical 24
Rolled 7, 3, 6 = 16 (3d10)>>2396145
Rolled 8, 5, 7 = 20 (3d10)>>2396145
Rolled 3, 10, 5 = 18 (3d10)>>2396145MAXIMUM SPEAR
Rolled 8, 10, 10 = 28 (3d10)>>2396145
>>2396154dammit you were 3 seconds LATE!>>2396152YOU WERE 3 SECONDS TOO EARLY
>>2396145He has a point… but so do you.“Extend!” you roar, using shunpo to cross the distance even as you release your blade. “Hozukimaru!”Your glaive blade bites deep into Abirama Redder’s side as he emerges from the dust and swirling reiatsu of his own release, now transformed into some kind of red-feathered bird man. With a single beat of his wings he fires a broadside of feathers at impressive speed, which you spin Hozukimaru in front of you to parry. They hit harder than you anticipated, and as you’re knocked off balance one rips open a gash in your left shoulder.Abirama laughs, rising slightly higher than your spear can reach. “What now, Madarame Ikakku? I can’t wait to see what you do now!”You manage to weave through his attacks, working your way towards his injured side, but you can’t quite seem to make it to him. The closer you get the less room you have to maneuver, and the tighter he can cluster his feathers, making a safe approach impossible and an unsafe approach suicidal.>TRY THE SPEAR FROM THE REAR!>BANKAI! GO BIG OR GO HOME IN A BOX!>LURE HIM IN CLOSE SO YOU CAN SPEAR BETTER!>OTHER!
>>2396190>>BANKAI! GO BIG OR GO HOME IN A BOX!
>>2396190>OTHER!: USE YOUR PUSSY ASS KIDO!
>>2396190>BANKAI! GO BIG OR GO HOME IN A BOX!
>BANKAI!>3D10, DC 17 CRITICAL 21
Rolled 6, 4, 4 = 14 (3d10)>>2396262
Rolled 4, 10, 3 = 17 (3d10)>>2396262
Rolled 9, 10, 9 = 28 (3d10)>>2396262DICE IS A PIECE OF SHIT!
>>2396273Local man fucking dies
>>2396190>TRY THE SPEAR FROM THE REAR!
>>2396262“Ahhh, I get it now,” you grumble. “I mean I could probably beat you even as things are if I worked at it hard enough, but… I’m bored.”There’s a moment of silence before Abirama roars back his answer. “What the hell did you just say, you bastard!?”“Guess it’d be fairer to say I’m tired of fighting you,” you correct yourself. “I know I can beat you with my full power, but it makes no sense to let myself get beat up when there are more interesting guys around to fight.”“Too bad, Abirama. Not your lucky day.”Abirama just laughs at you. “As you can see, Ikakku, it’s over! I have the high ground, so why don’t you come up here and try to say that to me, hm?”You shrug. “Alright.”Taking a deeper stance, you hold Hozikumaru out flat in front of you. “Bankai!”The power releases swiftly this time, pushing Abirama redder higher into the air as his wings catch the pressure wave. “You really want to force me higher like that? What a fool!”Then the guillotine drops. The massive oversized spade that you grasp in both your hands digs deep into his right wing, shearing it off in a spray of blood and a cry of pain.“You bastard!” Abirama roars as he cocks back one wing, still falling with you in tandem as you pull on the chain in your left hand. The long halberd-like blade flies towards your right, and you block the incoming feathers before using the weapon to shear off the arrancar’s other wing.He hits the ground hard, leaving a shallow crater in the top of a building while you crash through a water tower that showers you while you recover your blades. You start to spin them over your head with the long axe head held high, even as Abirama staggers to his feet.“I’ll show you!” he shouts, new wings sprouting from his body as he traces a pattern on his chest in blood. “I’ll show all of you…”Using the momentum you’ve built up and a flash step, you step in close behind Abirama and slice off the new wings in a single fluid movement. The axe blade settles into your right hand.>1/2
>>2396332Abirama tries desperately to charge a cero in time, turning to blast you point blank. But instead he finds himself in two, a slash having carved through his hip and up out through his shoulder.“Damn,” he coughs, blood running freely from the corners of his mouth as his torso hits the ground. “After all this time… I thought I wouldn’t be scared…”“What the hell is that shit?” you grumble. “Fear doesn’t do a warrior any good…”You don’t get to continue your lecture. He’s already dead.“Seems I’m the first to wrap up,” you realize, returning Hozukimaru to its sealed state. “That arrancar chick’s got strong backup, she should be fine. Shuhei’s tower looks like it’s still up…”But the reiatsu you’re sensing from Shuhei’s opponent… isn’t good. It feels like it just keeps increasing, but that’s NOTHING compared to the trouble you can sense that Yumichika might be in…
>>2396378And that's all for this evening. I've got to slog my way back home and get some food in me before I can sleep. I'll probably return for one more session tomorrow at the same time, to finish off the last two pillar fights.SoZ is off for tomorrow. My notes are all on the computer in the shop and I'd rather run when I have at least a full eight hours clear in my schedule: both of these are even more important because it may be the last session. If anyone here's on the discord that I can't access at the moment, please do me a solid and convey the message. I'll be doing the same on Twitter.Anyway, thanks for turning out and see you guys tomorrow.
>>2396378>returning Hozukimaru to its sealed state.BAD IKKAKU! VERY BAD IKKAKU!You know your bankai takes time to charge up and you put it away before all the fights are over! Argh!Still, good run, was nice to see Sung-Sun's nasty trick that I'm pretty sure you've alluded to before.
>>2396378Well shit. this ain't good. Can Apacci send some backup to Shuhei and Yumichika?>>2396401Thanks for the fun Queen.will send the message.
>>2396378Glad to be here and good night