Bleach: The Hollowing [OOC]
Trying to fine-tune this RP to make it workable for both myself and everyone else.
Plot:An increase in Hollows usually doesn't call for the increase in recruiting Shinigami. However, when they open a Garganta into the Rukongai directly and devastate the upper districts and take partial control of the lower districts, something must be done. Not only have the Espada declared full-out war against the Gotei 13, but they are, ultimately, winning. With their own world as the battlefield and Arrancar recruit lower-district spirits to fight against the loyalists of the upper districts, the enemy still has enough man-power to harrass the jurechi, currently Galway, Ireland, and the surrounding cities to keep them in an impressive amount of distress. This unusual increase of Hollows, in general, is rumored to stem from the blasphemous era in which the Living World is currently experiencing.
Technology has come and gone in the World of the Living. With collapses of governments due to insufficient resources, many nations have claimed independence and keep in neutrality. Eerily enough, the rest of the world has followed suit, it seems, and even the most developed nations have reverted back to subsistence farming. It's the most peaceful, and silent, the world has ever been. Still, education is a privilege and one that is not given out freely, as nations in the past have done. It is not completely inaccessible for most children, but the work on the farms outweighs that of education. For a full mind does not quench thirst or stave off hunger. Regardless of the ceaseless attacks upon Galway, they seem to flourish in this environment as they have for hundreds of years. Quincies and Full Bringers band together to keep their lands purged of the dangers the Hollows create. Lore has been born to prevent the creation of Hollows and to keep them away.
Within the Seireitei, prospective Shinigami are, quite literally, hunted for efforts against Hollows and into Hueco Mundo. Many of the Captains, having been in such a position for too long, some might say, are rightfully displeased with this almost superfluous effort against the Arrancars and their leaders, the Espada. Some believe in working for quality versus quantity while others avidly enforce the search for greater numbers within the ranks of Shinigami. With a civil war in their back yard and the need to keep safe their greatest hope, the upper districts, numbers are doing much more than holding back the Hollows, for now it seems. The 12th Division is looking for ways to secretly invade Las Oscuridades, the base of the Espada. So far, the current Senkaimon are unable to penetrate the barrier, unlike the Garganta.
The Espada are stretched thin in numbers, though their control over the flow of battle remains intact. The Gotei 13 and the World of the Living would not know of lessening numbers, however, and this facade of an unending wave of Hollowed spirits remains strong. Their goals aren't clear to the other two dimensions and is still hazy even among the Espada who work as a council for themselves in spite of the exiled Lord of Hueco Mundo, of whom has remained hidden for centuries and is only rumored about among those in power. More rumors suggest that this Lord is against the attacks on the Rukongai and the World of the Living due to the imbalance could create. However, a counter argument continues that with the increasing number of Shinigami and the rate at which Hollows are sealed that the balance remains stagnant. This is purely in the hands of the Shinigami to keep this balance, as would be most obvious. Purhaps a collective stubbornness blinds them.
Setting:The focus of this RP will be upon the Captains and their Lieutenants and how they combat the invading Hollow Army. Any seated, unseated, or Academy students will be NPCs and making a PC for one of them is not ideal. This RP will also NPC all Hollows and Arrancars and will not go into the World of the Living making FullBringers and Quincies NPCs as well. If there is to be a prominent PC character for any of these NPC categories, then they should be of the top three tiers, listed below. To clarify, I'm not disallowing these races, they are just not pertinent to this particular RP at this time. They can and probably will change as the RP continues.
At the opening of the RP, the war will have been going on for 100 years, though there will be an intro describing a short time before that. All Divisions will have their jobs and specialties and this will dictate their role in the war currently, which will be described in the first post of the IC. Captains will be able to describe what their Division would currently be doing in regards to their "duties" and Lieutenants will be able to lead a certain aspect of these duties. Relationships among colleagues should also be noted, if only they are superficial.
If there is enough interest/desire to play as any "NPC" types, I shall create a separate RP for that section of the war but keep the same parameters. The point of narrowing this RP to only the Gotei is to make it easier to RP for those involved.
Opinions, feedback, and claims of interest are welcome.