This seems like a very interesting idea. It will be quite an achievement if the three can work out all their differences.
There has been peace in the soul society for a few centuries. The Gotei 13 have been seen less and less in recent years. Some say their power is decreasing. Though that is not the case, due to the increasing rarity of hollows in the world of the living... they have not needed to dispatch Shinigami as often. One unsettling fact that the Gotei has neglected to share with the commoners is that the hollows that DO appear are becoming more powerful and more humanoid. The Captains knew what these beings are, and are very concerned with what their increasing appearance rate may mean. Some of the Shinigami have even gone so far as to head into the world of the living via Gigai, and ask the Quincies for their opinions on the matter. Even they are unsure as to why the Arrancar are appearing more frequently. It is a time of confusion for the Shinigami and Quincy alike. They both are capable of slaying fairly powerful foes... but some of the arrancar that have shown their faces have actually emerged victorious.
The Quincy want to simply eradicate the Arrancar, as they commonly do with hollows. The Shinigami agree to an extent, but would like to try and save the souls of the Arrancar if possible. As with Hollows, a Zanpakuto cleanses the soul of any misdeeds comitted after death... while the Quincy method simply destroys the soul outright. A conflict of interest once again arises between the two... but what of the Arrancar?
Deep in Hueco Mundo, a few of the most powerful Arrancar pool their abilities together and form a group known as the Espada. Their goal, despite their origins, is to facilitate an arrangement with the Soul Society. Having knowledge of what happens to souls of those who were sinners before death, the Espada want to set up a deal where those condemned souls are transported directly to Hueco Mundo... eliminating the need for Hollows to manifest in the living world to consume souls of the innocents. But there is a problem... and that is the Espada themselves. Being born of Hollows, they are attacked on sight by the Shinigami. Attempts to speak terms of peace have been met with violence at the hands of the Gotei 13. Some of the Espada and their Fracciones have given up on this peace, and are resuming their old ways of terrorizing innocents... making the Espada who seek peace seem even more like monsters. A Conflict of Interests has arisen, even among the ranks of the Arrancar...
This is where we all come in.
Credit for the CS templates goes to Altered Tundra
Appearance: If using a pic, give a brief description.
Powers: Anything you can do or any skill that your character knows, put it here. Kido, Shunnpo — anything that isn't your zanpaktou. This will include things like your spiritual pressure color or whatever.
Shikai Release Phrase:
Bankai Release Phrase(optional) :
Aspect of Death:
Appearance: This will include general appearance stuff, as well as where the tibits of the hollow mask they have is, as well as their number(1-10)
Arrancar Abilities: Any abilities you have? Cero? Bala? Whatever. You put it here.
History: How did your character become an Arrancar, and how did he/she become espada.
Spirit Weapon Sheet
Spirit Weapon Name: Give your bow’s name here.
Spirit Weapon Appearance
Spirit Weapon Abilities:
Vollständig: Describe the Vollständig state of your weapon. For more information, refer to this link
Other Abilities: So, anything that isn't your Spirit Weapon goes here.
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Last edited by Walrus; 11-02-2012 at 10:17 AM.
This seems like a very interesting idea. It will be quite an achievement if the three can work out all their differences.
*Just statin' that I'm making Espaccion (Walrus knows what I'm talkin about) and a Quincy*
I'd like to be an Arrancar, but I don't know the rank I want her.
We'll only be having a few players and characters. Unlike most Bleach RPs, I would like to keep this fairly small and tight-knit. My Co-GM, Everblight agrees wholeheartedly. Espada Ranks won't be too important, but please treat them as a valid part of the character simply for the purpose of determining the character's relative power.
How do you feel about Resurrección: Segunda Etapa, the second stage release for Arrancars? I know Ulquiorra was the only only who achieved it, but I wanted to know if it was allowed or not.
Personally, I am against it.
BUT... if explained well enough and not TOO terribly Overpowered, I may allow it.
My suggestion: Include it if you want to possibly have it. The worst I could say is no.
Addition: Once Everblight frigging gets back to me, I'll likely set up the OOC and set everything in motion. There is a bit of plot that he wants to ad, so that will be updated in the OP of the OOC.
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Here's two examples of characters. They show examples of what should be covered in your sheets. And yes, they are the characters I will be using in this RP.
Name: Yukihiro Tsuda
Actual Age: 232
Appearance Age: 26
Non-Battle Theme: I Love This Bar - Toby Keith
Battle Theme: Touhou - Parsee's Theme "Green Eyed Jealousy Arrangement"
Rank: Captain. Squad 13.
Side: Gotei 13
Personality: Yukihiro is as laid back as can be for the most part. Sure, he's incredibly talented in combat. Sure, he's fairly intelligent. Sure, he's no slouch at Kido. But honestly, he'd rather kick back and have a drink with those he considers friends, or grab a bite to eat in the world of the living when he can get some leave time.
Powers: Ranked E-Rank (Weak) to S-Rank (Incredible)
Reiatsu Level: B-Rank
Shuunpo Skill: A-Rank
Zanjutsu Skill: A-Rank
Analysis: Average for Captain-Level. No blaring Weaknesses, but no major strengths.
Reiatsu Color: Emerald Green
List of Kido for Reference
Bakudo 4: Hainawa
Bakudo 8: Seki
Bakudo 30: Shitotsu Sansen
Bakudo 61: Rikujokoro
Hado 1: Sho
Hado 11: Tsuzuri Raiden
Hado 31: Shakoho
Hado 63: Raikoho
History: Back in the day, Yukihiro was an exorcist of sorts. He could see and interact with spirits. It earned him a decent living and even helped him meet his wife. But the problem with seeng spirits, is that they can see you as well. Most, of course, are harmless ghosts of people who just can't or don't want to pass on. Some are malevolent, however... and those are more than problematic. It was one of those malevolent spirits that cost Yukihiro his life.
"I thought it would be a routine exorcism. But I was wrong about that. See... here's how it went down... I was, as usual, operating alone. No need to involve the wife and my kid, right? And outside this nobleman's home I felt a less than benevolent presence. No sooner did I turn around, a monster took a swing at me. Tell you what... I was scared out of my head. I was almost sure I was gonna lose my life. But that didn't mean I wasn't going to fight for it. I drew my sword and slashed at it. The thing seemed almost surprised that I could see it, let alone attack it. Amazingly, The leg I had slashed at only took minor damage... a solid cut, but I was trying to sever the thing. I knew for a fact then, that I was in deep."
"In any case... I still fought. But the thing was wearing me down a lot faster than I could hurt it. I eventually fell... my wounds taking their toll on me. But wouldn't you know it? Someone came to my aid. A woman in a black kimono, wielding a Katana not so different from mine. She killed that thing dead in two tips of a whiskey bottle. Problem was... I was too far gone and couldn't be saved. She told me about the soul society, and that I showed great promise and bravery in fighting the "Hollow" despite being only a human. I knew I wouldn't survive the wounds... I could feel the darkness coming for me. So I made one final request... that I could appear before my family and tell them what had happened to me... and that I would be waiting for them on the other side. She agreed to take my spirit to them and allow me to relay said message."
"So now here we are... In the Soul Society. I'm a successful Shinigami... or Soul Reaper if you prefer, my family is here after living good lives in the world of the living, and I have plenty of friends to spend my days with and who I'd trade for nothing. So... what's your story?"
- Yukihiro to a Soul Reaper who just graduated.
Name: Sagi-Shi (Translation: Deceiver)
Shikai Release Phrase: Daze and confuse my foes... Sagi-Shi!
(( Yes, another edit... but it fits better as I envisiones all his weapon states as single-edged scimitar-type blades. ))
Main: Allows Yukihiro to change his combat style far more quickly, enabling him to mimic the attacks and movements of his foes. In doing so, he irritates them to a degree that they will likely become reackless and leave an opening in their defenses that he can exploit.
(note: He cannot copy major techniques such as Benihime, Senbon Zakura, Getsuga Tensho, etc)
Secondary: Allows Yukihiro to minorly change his appearance. He can alter the appearance of his face and basic body structure, enabling him to disguise himself as another man... or even a woman, given his slender build.
Bankai Release Phrase(optional) : Confound the senses and obscure the truth, hidden behind your smoke and mirrors. Miryoku-Tekina Sagi-Shi!
Bankai Name: Miryoku-Tekina Sagi-Shi (Translation: Charming Deceiver)
Bankai Abilities: Not only can Yukihiro make use of the abilities granted by his Shikai... but he hones them to a degree that is almost unbelievable. Once in Bankai state, Yukihiro can perfectly copy any foe's fighting style he has fought in the past and use it to his advantage. He also is able to read his current foe's movements to such a degree, that he is a perfect mirror of their attacks (albiet a MICROSECOND slower, as he needs to see the attack start to mirror it). To top off his copy abilities, Yukihiro can also mirror the appearance of his current foe or of past foes to an eerie precision... including the sound of their voice.
(note: In Bankai, he can copy major techniques, but they are significantly weaker than the real thing )
Name: Kristjan Steindorsson
Appearance Age: Early 20's
Theme Song: Bullet For My Valentine - Your Betrayal
Espada Number: 4 ( Quarto )
Aspect of Death: Betrayal
Personality: Kristjan is generally critical of things. He points out the flaws in anything he notices that has a flaw. He loves nothing more than to break the body and mind of his foes and will only end the fight once the enemy is broken to his satisfaction.
History: In the past, Kristjan was a mighty Icelandic Warrior. His skill with a blade was only surpassed by his skill in bed. One night, however... he went to lay with the wrong woman. As he found out, she was the daughter of a rival Warlord... and was sent there specifically to assassinate him. She did not kill him immediately, as her father instructed... but instead, started a life with the mighty young warlord. In time, Kristjan found out who she was and confronted her. She did not deny it, and told him of the peace her father hoped their union would bring. Kristjan was relieved... and sent word to her father that he wanted to meet and discuss peace.
Peace would be fleeting... and once the rival warlord met with Kristjan, he slipped his daughter orders. She nodded and chatted with her father for a time. Kristjan began the feast, held in his wife and father-in-law's honor, and told everyone to enjoy themselves. That they did. There was drinking, tale-telling, and boasting abound... and it lasted long into the night. Exhausted, Kristjan called his wife and want to bed with her. It was there that she drove her father's family dirk into the chest of her husband. The shock nearly killed him outright, but he managed to cling to life long enough to see his father-in-law enter the room and embrace his wife in a less than wholesome manner. ... he was betrayed by the one woman he let his guard down around...
His hatred and rage consumed him, and his spirit was unable to pass on. It twisted and morphed him into what was called a Hollow... and he began to consume the souls of those he knew in life. The first to fall were his wife and father-in-law, who's souls Kristjan devoured while they lay together in their incestuous union. Next, came his friends and family. They did nothing to stop the takeover of his lands, and were therefore traitors. Then his generals... officers... and eventually most of his vassals and confidants. His hunger for the lives of those who betrayed him was insatiable, however... and he soon began to kill indescriminately.
In time, many decades later... he roamed the wastes of Hueco Mundo, devouring hollows weaker than he. In time, the collected power from those devoured hollows transformed the man into something... else. Something he came to know as a Vasto Lorde. He had gained immense power in the deaths he had caused, and in absorbing so many different minds and souls... even a measure of control over his own pain and anguish. And now, with another war looming... Kristjan bands together with the other "Espada" and sides with new allies. He would show them all his power... and in time, there would be none willing to betray him.
Cero - Kristjan fires a blast of purple energy at his foe in an attempt to harm them. He fires them off fairly rarely, as they are not terribly powerful despite his rank. Among the Espada, his Cero is the Fifth most powerful
Gran Rey Cero - Slashing into his arm, Kristjan infuses reiatsu/reishi through the blood itself and fires off a massive wave of purple and black energy nearly 20 meters across at it's largest. The attack is forbidden within the confines of Los Noches, but unrestricted anywhere else... and Kristjan is fond of using it once his foes show signs of breaking. His Gran Rey Cero is actually the Second most powerful among the Espada due to the amount of blood he pours into it.
Hierro - Kristjan's skin is hardened to an amazing degree, and he needs not fear the blades of his foes. In comparison to the other Espada, his Hierro is the third hardest.
Sonido - Due to the fact that his skills are not the greatest among the Espada as far as Sonido is concerned, Kristjan is actually fairly slow. Among the Espada, he is ranked Seventh in speed.
Name: Duas-Caras (Two-Face)
Release Phrase: Destroy them, body and mind... Duas-Caras.
Portao de Traicao (Gate of Betrayal): By moving a specific way so that the foe's attack strikes him in the hole within his chest, Kristjan distorts the space around him to return the attack at the attacker... from directly behind them. This works marvelously on attacks from weapons, as well as from techniques with a small area of effect... but is fairly tough to use against massive attacks.
Lamina Traidor (Traitor's Blade): Kristjan intentionally suffers his foe's next attack, and suffers only a portion of the damage intended. Seconds later, the foe is hit with the remainder of the damage that was intended for Kristjan. The downfall of this technique is that Kristjan must ingest a small amount of the foe's blood to establish a life-force link.
Feridas de Tempo (Wounds of Time): Calling upon his aspect of death, Betrayal... Kristjan is able to cause the fabric of time itself to stab his foe in the back. Old wounds open up all over his foe... from small papercuts, to massive gashes that threaten the foes life. This does have a backlash, however... as the flow of time demands that Kristjan also suffers some damage. His Hierro weakens immensely and renders him very vulnerable to attacks for several minutes after using this ability.
Okay, that is fair. I'll try with putting it in. If you have a problem, I'll just take it out.
Boo! I'm the Co-GM. And I'll be using a Shinigami and maybe an Espada depending on how many characters we end up with.
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