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  1. The demon of hueco mundo arrives to karakura.

    Just before the impact of his own attack against the Arachnid as he would see in the distance what could only be understood as the Human flying through the air after being struck by the Cero. There was a concern, even a hope, that the human would survive the attack but at the same time, he would hold the desire that the impact was enough to knock the man unconscious and allow Regashi to deal with the Hollow without interference. The hollow was able to avoid the initial punch that was being delivered by stepping back, the extension of the Zanpakuto would reach out and deliver a massive strike against the body of the large Arachnid. The force of the attack was savage as it would crush into the Hollow and send him flying into a building in the distance. "This is..." Regashi had a strained look on his face as he lifted himself up after the punch attempting to catch his breath. "Harder than I thought..." He would look towards the building that he sent the hollow into but could not see beyond the debris and dust that had formed, "Good. Allow the Darkness to consume you." Regashi would hear the words echoing within his head while adjusting his posture. "You must balance your mind..." Slowly, Regashi would start to lower his posture and allow his focus to enter the field of his Eight Trigram Realm of Divinity. His single eye would be focused on the building attempting to see if the creature was going to move. His chains, heavy, dangling upon his arms and other parts of his body feeling as if he was being weighed down. With little time left, he would take note of the quick movement of the hollow that would circle around him. It fast, almost too fast, but Regashi was able to maintain a visual on him. Though he would notice two strange objects flying at him he considered his options and realized that he was limited on decisions and limited on reserves to maintain this power. So quickly Regashi would turn on his right foot in order to completely face the Hollow and step forward with the momentum to deliver a jumping roundhouse kick towards the left side of the creature. Unsure of how the Hollow would react he would feel one of the two attacks pierce into his right leg stabbing his thigh from the second set of arrows. Another solid attack, one he could not ignore this time, as the pain would sting his leg but the attack was already sent. As his kick ould go through, so would the shadow trailing behind again as another attack would cut his right calf of the first set of arrows from the building. "Revel in the pain." ------------------------- WC | 563 Battle Information Stats Stamina | 41 -> 37 -> 29 Speed | 42 -> 38 -> 30 Perception | 42 -> 38 -> 30 Strength & Reiryoku | 60 -> 56 Reiryoku Speed | 50 Abilities Used / In Effect Kajiya (鍛冶屋, lit. "Blacksmith" or "Metallurgy") - Shikai Feature Tenkai (展開, lit. "Expansion") - Kakuchō (拡張, lit. "Extension")
  2. The demon of hueco mundo arrives to karakura.

    "Just let me play." Regashi would watch as the human would be forced to fall down the hole which would be enough to remove him from the battle, even if temporarily, as his Hado would fly towards the Arachnid with tremendous force from a low-level spell. There was a rush from engaging in a battle, but more so would be the fact that Regashi had been a part of pointless sparring matches in order to test his skills over and over. This would be the first time that he was in the middle of a real combat situation and the problem was that his basic Shikai was doing nothing against direct confrontation. Perhaps if the human was not around, or even would have decided to work with the Soul Reaper, but in this case, there would be no such luxury. "We could have so much more fun together." The kido would seem to cause a good amount of damage to the hand of the hollow, but the beast was able to deflect the focus of the attack and force it to crash nearby and cause a small cloud of dust. "In most cases, I would be against releasing the extent of this release..." Regashi would have no idea what was fully occurring within the small amount of dust, but he would observe the human making his way out of the hole and even directing his discontent towards Regashi's actions that would seem to interfere with the human's desires. The bullets fired from the spirit attack being a sufficient message to his intent to not allow the Soul Reaper to go without being checked as he would step back a good distance to avoid the attack not aware of the warning shots. "But perhaps it stands to increase your survival..." Regashi would decide on the spot for what his actions may bring, the repercussions in totality, but grateful that there stands no other bystanders and no one else to observe what he was about to reveal. As the human was deciding to make his attack, Regashi would decide to make his as well. "So shall we make this little game fun?" In a burst, Regashi would make his way towards the pair as he would reach towards his back where his Tanto settled upon the back of his hip taking his right hand on the handle of the horizontal blade. "Repent..." The blade would start to slide from the sheath smoothly as the heat from Regashi would start to fade, slowly at first with a rapid decrease in temperature until it would meet a stable calm level. "So it shall be..." Smoke that would come from his back would grow rapidly from his body as if he was on fire. "So it has been." "Musuba Reta Tetsu Senshi..." The blade would be released entirely from the sheath as these words were spoken as the blade would shatter into six different pieces. These individual fragments would attach to each of his wrists, his ankles, to the back of his neck and finally his tailbone. From these fragments would they start to grow and spread creating chains that would wrap around his wrists, ankles, torso, and neck with the ends extending out behind his body about three feet. The chains around his wrists and ankles would have a bright blue color while the two that would be on his torso and neck would start to turn ashen grey. At the moment of the chains formation would the Arachnid unleash four claws from the same webbing as before as simultaneously, using his other hand, unleashed a Cero after avoiding the attack of the human. Though Regashi would take no care for the attacks itself, as he would only have so much time to utilize this power before it would overwhelm him. "Just give in." Regashi knew he only had so much power in him and controlling this would be difficult, but as long as he maintained his focus he would not have to use it for too long. "It will only take a few strikes," Regashi said as he would pull his right arm back with his fist clenched as if he was preparing for a punch. The claws would fly through the air, two of which striking him in his chest where his Zanpakuto would cover his body and allow him to protect against the attack, but one was able to fly lower and strike his abdomen and even pierce into his right side, and the other one was able to graze his left cheek just below the eye patch strap. His right hand would fly forward as he launched himself towards the Arachnid, feeling the pain of the claw in his abdomen. As he aimed his fist at the ribs of the large creature, the danger would be from the chain attached to his right arm. As he swung, almost like a shadow, would be a large dark arm whose hand was about the size of Regashi's body (6 Feet and 1 Inch) from edge of the pinky to the edge of the index finger. It was trailing his movement by but a few seconds behind, but its force was just a quick with the size as an amplification. It is a figure that is easily seen by those that could match Regashi's power, but those that fall behind would see only the smoke from his body massing together behind his movements. WC | 910 TWC | 4,593 OWC | 8,352 ------------------------- Battle Information Stats Stamina | 41 -> 37 -> 29 Speed | 42 -> 38 -> 30 Perception | 42 -> 38 -> 30 Strength & Reiryoku | 60 -> 56 Reiryoku Speed | 50 Abilities Used / In Effect Kajiya (鍛冶屋, lit. "Blacksmith" or "Metallurgy") - Shikai Feature Tenkai (展開, lit. "Expansion") - Kakuchō (拡張, lit. "Extension")
  3. The demon of hueco mundo arrives to karakura.

    The force of the arrow was not one to be taken lightly, but it was not something that could not be managed with his Zanpakuto in an almost complete Shikai. There was a moment that he was concerned with the human, however, unsure if that display of energy would actually be a mark of power, potential, or simply a show of overcompensation. He would watch as the human was able to deflect the arrow with both of his weapons in order to effectively defend himself. That was a quick motion and an even quicker reaction in order achieve that and Regashi was sure that the human had some potential, but that did not mean that there was an obvious placement of caution removed. Soon after the attack and defense by both Genm and himself, he was again able to witness a change in power and an altered flow of energy from the body of the human as a reaction to the attack, so much so that it began to consume the area within an entire block. This energy gave a strange sensation that Regashi could only equate with when he used to work out for too long and become exhausted. This feeling, which was a powerful one indeed, could only make sense based on the power from the human. He could not understand how a human could exert so much power, to the point that he would create such an overwhelming level of spiritual pressure. His action following that would be a change of tactics as the human would make a mad dash for the Hollow after speaking towards the Arachnid about how he was an attempt to observe the power that Regashi was unleashing. "This human... Is he trying to research us...?" Such a concept would not make sense, for a human would not have been able to comprehend the beings that stood before him, but his comments to this point have displayed a pretty extensive about of information of both Soul Reapers and Hollows, but perhaps no real interaction with one so directly. Although, Regashi was nothing but an unseated officer and thus would not be so privy to the information that is gathered by the seated members and their higher level officers. Still, there would not be much time to delve into thought as the man once more changed forms, this time stepping away from the demonic appearance and now becoming a beetle-like form still maintaining the humanoid form in its entirety. Still, he had to do something and perhaps the best idea finally came to REgashi on how to approach this situation. The human would seem to have some kind of power, meaning that he could resist some standard damage and thus meant that if he could potentially incapacitate the human, then Regashi could deal with the Hollow himself. "So, will we finally use our power in active combat?" Tetsu would speak to him, unsure of his plans but her curiosity would always become a verbal question. Regashi would approach the two as fast as he could, but it soon became something apparent that he could not move as fast as he once could. His body was starting to feel heavier than before as if he was wearing a weighted vest. More than that, everything seemed to be a little blurry every few seconds before being able to refocus. He was not sure as to what was going on, but he could not allow it to prevent him from saving the human and defeating the Adjuchas - or in the least hold it off until Kuja and Izual can return with reinforcements. He was not able to get there before the human was able to and had to watch as the human would bring down his attack upon the hollow, but it would appear that the Arachnid was able to respond but it was noticeable that his movement was slower than it was earlier seeming that he too was under the effects of this strange sensation that has weakened him. Still, the Arachnid was able to deflect the attack with his bow but only to avoid the initial dangerous attack and cause it to strike him in the shoulder and cause a small cut but nothing that seemed to even phase him. "How can the creature ignore a sword slashing through his shoulder, flesh wound or not." Truly Regashi was considerably out of his league but, be it adrenaline or duty, he persisted as he would approach them both still stopping but a meter away and reaching his left hand down hard on the ground and slamming it on the surface. "Collapse, Hado Number Four." The words were not necessary for the technique the initial technique, but he had found comfort in speaking his desired outcome so that he would not misdirect his power by distracting himself. This was a potential outcome with his powers, that if he did not focus on his desired action then the distraction could potentially occur as well and that could be dangerous. Suddenly there would be the smallest quake as he lifted his right hand and pointed his index and middle finger at the Arachnid Adjuchas, "Byakurai." The quake would cause the ground directly beneath Genm to literally cave beneath him and create a pit about 13 feet deep. It was just enough to cause him to fall without being able to simply climb his way out as the pit would be smooth on the walls leaving no way for him to climb out and Regashi was sure that no human could do a standing jump over six feet up, and left only enough room for his body to stand. Simultaneous to the pit hole, his right hand would generate a visible flow of an electrical current that would be unleashed from the point of his fingers towards the hollow with an aim at the center mass as the greatest point of focus leaving less chance for a miss hoping that it would cause enough damage to either incapacitate the hollow as well, doubtfully, or cause the Hollow to step back in the least and give Regashi time to pursue an assault to hold the Arachnid for a few minutes. ------------------------ WC | 1,045 TWC | 3,683 OWC | 7,442 ------------------------- Battle Information Stats Stamina | 41 -> 37 -> 29 Speed | 42 -> 38 -> 30 Perception | 42 -> 38 -> 30 Strength & Reiryoku | 60 -> 56 Reiryoku Speed | 50 Abilities Used / In Effect Kajiya (鍛冶屋, lit. "Blacksmith" or "Metallurgy") - Shikai Feature - Everyone in the area will have all stats reduced by 4 due to the increasing temperatures Kata (型, lit. "Mold" or "Bend") - Shikai Ability - 1 use per Post - Pit Creation = Reiryoku Speed Hado Number 4: Byakurai - Pale Lightning - Split Focus: Reiryoku Damage = 40 - Speed of Lightning Bolt = Reiryoku Speed
  4. The demon of hueco mundo arrives to karakura.

    Regashi was unsure on what he was going to do against an Adjuchas, such a powerful level of a Hollow, and more so there was the concern on the fact that he would have to try and protect this human that would have no idea the danger that he was in. As it was understood, there were humans that were spiritually aware and that would make sense as to the fact that this man was able to act towards the hollow but he had no idea the dangers that he was actually in. Though as the moment would start to clear and the remaining fragments of the Cero would dissolve into light blue particles his eye would be focused on the Arachnid before him. It would be the moment of shock, or perhaps a just pure surprise, as the hollow would speak to Regashi but with a coherent speech, stating the dangers that he was in based on the fact that he was aiming to protect this human. "Between a rock and a hard place." These words would ring in his ears, as he would agree to the fact that he had no idea what he was getting himself into. "I could not agree more." Suddenly Regashi would take note of the fact that the human was starting to step back which would be a good sign, meaning that Regashi would have one less concern. He would glance over at his comrades in the distance that seemed to still be in shock at the fact that Regashi was able to defend against a point-blank Cero, and not only live but effectively destroy the attack. He would nod his head ever so slightly hoping that they understood that he would hold the ground, as best he could, while they go get the backup seeing as they were too afraid to engage even with their odds increased if together. "This is why partners are not the best option." They would respond accordingly and depart from the area as quickly as they possibly could. From behind Regashi would be a voice to which he would look back in order to see and realize that the human had not actually left like Regashi would have hoped. Though the problem would not be the fact that the man had remained behind, but more so the words that he spoke along with the way that he spoke them. His inquisition into the concept of Spiritual Pressure and ability to point out the names of his own profession and the creature that stood across from them both. It would be the final portion that left a bit of a knot in the gut of Regashi... "A little fun?" He could only imagine what mental affliction that this human must be suffering from to not be running as far away as possible but it left Regashi now cautious of the man. He would witness as the man would pull a strange device from his hoodie and attached it to his waist, a belt, which would be strange as a fashion change would not be the immediate concern given the situation. The situation would only pursue the definition of strange with full tenacity as the human would start to focus towards his hands, and Regashi was certain that he witnessed a manipulation of Reiatsu taking place as the man formed a card out of thin air. "Game?" For his first time in the World of the Living, it is beyond what anyone had ever explained to him. The man would place the card inside of the belt device and instantly there would be a swirling of black energy increasing the amount of Reiatsu that was being created. "A human with the ability to manipulate Reiatsu to this degree cannot be possible!?" Of course, they could observe it and even influence it by means of spiritual 'magic' but this magnitude is beyond basic human capabilities. The black energy would consume the man and just as quickly did it wrap him up would it disperse and reveal a creature that could no longer be considered human. It was an armored being that could be mistaken for a humanoid hollow if Regashi did not just see a human come from that same position. Even his movements made no sense, like a creature who had lost its own mind, but it would provide a name; one that Regashi would not forget. "Genm." Another display of a unique talent would be when Genm was able to generate two weapons from mid-air, two sickles which meant a direct confrontation. Regashi was not too sure, but he had a feeling that this being had no desire for allies and saw only two opposing forces. Above all would be the strange sensation that Regashi was starting to feel after the change of the man, something he could not quite understand but there was a slight sluggishness to his body. Almost seemingly as a response would the Arachnid decide to increase his own power and exert his own spiritual pressure and increase his own Reiatsu, a power that actually gave Regashi a slight pause and increases the amount of regret for deciding to intervene. The dark red energy starting to swirl around his body giving the impression that he was not planning to play nice or gently. Then the creature would pull some strange substance from its mouth and start to... mold it... forming something from the substance that would soon resemble a bow and even formed two arrows from the same method. "I know you wish to not reveal your power..." He could hear Tetsu speaking to him and knew all too well that this was not the time nor the place to suddenly keep his power on reserve for secrecy. "Besides, Kuja and Izual have left." "Prepare for War, Tetsu Tanzo." For the first time, in front of any other person, the name of his Zanpakuto was spoken in totality which caused an interesting effect. There was no glamorous display of power or an explosive amount of energy. Regashi would simply start to generate a large amount of heat within a small distance from his body. It was enough to heat to cause a heat wave to roll in and from his shoulder blades would emit two smoke clouds. Though the smoke was not too thick and would fade after drifting less than a foot from his body, these details were noticeable. "I do hope that no other humans wander." The heat, though not enough to cause a major effect to those around him, could be a problem for a standard human. He would see the creature launch the arrows with impressive skill, being able to shoot both simultaneously but not both of them were aiming for Regashi. One was heading towards him and the other towards the human, and although this man was strange Regashi could not allow any harm to humans. As far as he was aware, he was still meant to protect him, but he had to focus on his own problem. The arrow was apparently making its way for his legs, rather than any true vital area on the rest of his body. It would appear that this hollow was aiming to disable his opponents and leave them easier to take care of. He considered an attempt to avoid the arrow entirely, but it was moving a little too fast and he wasn't too sure the exact angle of the attack and decided to step forward and attempt to block the attack with his right arm. As the arrow struck his arm it would feel harder than he expected, but not more than he could handle as the arrow would start to melt a little before catching fire, engulfed by a blue flame, and then turning into smoke that would flow into the metallic arms of Regashi. It caused a subtle change, as the smoke on his back would sputter before continuing. He would turn his gaze to the human to see the outcome for him and be hoping that he was as capable as his confidence formed, but there was this feeling that Regashi would have to subdue the human as much as the Hollow all while attempting to keep the damage to the area to a minimum. All while an annoying pain would happen in his left eye, hidden behind the patch, but completely ignorable to focus on the battle before him. WC | 1,469 TWC | 2,638 OWC | 6,397 -----------
  5. The demon of hueco mundo arrives to karakura.

    Before the Arrival... ----------------------------------- So they would be making their way through the Senkaimon to arrive at the Karakura Park, and the world would look so strange to Regashi as he would mentally absorb the image that was before him before Kuja would direct his vision towards the devastation that was caused by a large blast. It had torn through a good portion of the park and surveying the park revealed a large creature. It had the lower body of a spider, the legs and all but more demented in features. Especially with the upper body of a man with a large muscular feature. It was shocking in the least but what was more shocking was the response that Kuja said, "That is not a normal hollow..." There was a look of confusion from Regashi but Izual seemed to understand the statement, "Adjuchas." The word caught a string with Regashi as he thought about the Adjuchas class hollow, on the Menos level that is dealt with by Lieutenants at the least but typically Captains to quickly deal with them. The three of them, 18th and 19th seated with an unseated officer as well. "On the ground... It's Natu." Izual would point out as they would all see the Arachnid Adjuchas holding his body limp in his hand. "We will need to call back for the Captain or something." There was an obvious hint of fear in his voice as he stood there in the air stuck in place. "But, the hollow is confronting a human and we have to help." Regashi would interject watching as a random man was deciding to approach the Hollow as if he could see the beast, but that would matter little as the creature would kill the man within seconds if they wait. Kuja would raise his hand to command the other two to hold, "We do not engage until backup arrives. That is an order." "Fuck you." Regashi would respond as he made a mad dash towards the Hollow and the human. "Engage, Tetsu." Quickly he would pull his Ninjato from his back, deciding that waiting to transition would not be good for him. The glow would spread across his upper body as his arms, chest, and entire back would be consumed as the light would shatter revealing the black steel that has replaced the light. His timing was perfect, almost as if fate or some higher power had written his arrival to be at this very moment. The creature would charge a massive amount of energy in its hand, "A cero?" Another thing that he had only really read about but had not the fullest understanding of what it was with his first encounter being with a random hollow that was identifiable as young, newborn even. With little time to think, or properly react, Regashi would step in front of the attack as the Cero was unleashed and with all of his focus he would swing his right hand forward with a solid right hook. No time for a technique developed strike, just a quick punch directly into the attack. His one eye, closed he would feel the force of the impact push him along the ground a few inches as he would shatter the attack. He would open his eye to see particles of the attack fading away and the tear in the ground that was made by the cero. He would look forward at the creature before him, with an energy made either by confidence or by adrenaline and made a smile. "I will not allow you to harm this human you Hollow." He had no idea why he was talking to this creature, something that is believed to be a rare occurrence of pure hollow power beyond a Menos Grande. Especially since they are nothing but mindless creatures. He considered unleashing the full power of his Zanpakuto, but he could see Kuja and Izual in the distance looking in on the action and couldn't risk allowing them to see his power. Even more so, he was not sure the effect his Zanpakuto would have on the human behind him and thought it would be best to simply wait. WC | 1,169 TWC | 4,928 Reiatsu | 41k Stamina | 41 Speed | 42 Perception | 42 Strength & Reiryoku | 60
  6. From Student to Soldier

    The road to becoming a soul reaper was a long one indeed, especially for Regashi, who was of the few that had come from the outermost districts of the Rukongai and made it to the ranks of the top of the class individuals. His name, his being, was now one with a select group which would include the current captain of the Eleventh Division, Kenpachi, and his lieutenant, Yachiru, who were also from the outer districts but not the same one or even same direction. Today, Regashi would be waking up as a member of the Fifth Division under captain Sosuke Aizen. Something that he would not have expected when he first met the man back during the entrance exams, but it would appear there were many good words spoken about Regashi that held an impression on the Captain as well as the Lieutenant, Momo Hinamori, as well. Though he could be a member of the division, he was still considered a simple front-line soldier in combat or a supportive individual throughout the squad because unseated members had all the menial tasks of cleaning, maintaining, supporting, and working under the seated members. Still, this was just another step on his journey and, unlike his comrades that were also unseated, he had no problem with his position because he had no goal like some of the others. Many wanted to one day be a captain of their own division, or be granted some special recognition for their accomplishments. No, Regashi simply wanted to be the best at what he did and be known for his capability to perform and not his abilities to shine. This mentality is what leads to many good remarks about his behavior, which was humorous to him and the few friends that he had gathered in the division. Although he would be one to work hard when given a task, he was known to be lazy and taking a nap under a tree in the shade to pass by time so that he would not have to do any real work. There have been plenty of times when one of the seated members were frantically sending other unseated officers to look for Regashi because there was some job that they wanted him to do. Time had changed his behavior to not be as persistent in his studies, but so much more focus on his abilities. Regashi had taken time to harness his talents with Hakuda and Hoho, becoming one of the most proficient members of the unseated level within his Squad and among many other’s as well. So much so that there have been countless times that the Eleventh Division would have members sparring with Regashi just to test themselves. Though his Kido proficiency was not one to be noted as he had been slacking on much of his reading, although he was fully aware of how to channel his Reiryoku properly. Aside from what was already known would be the few secrets that he has kept from most everyone, being that he has mastered his Shikai (which was obvious due to part of the reason he left the academy) but that his Shikai powers and what he reveals to them are limited. There is a great power in him when he unleashes his Zanpakuto and the armor consumes both of his arms, chest, and entire back. The ability to use his skills with Hakuda is only amplified by the tungsten armaments. Regashi is identified as a Melee-Type with his Zanpakuto simply giving him “Arms of Iron” as some would refer to, with the name he calls of his Zanpakuto, “Tetsu.” The truth of his powers remains a secret, to everyone in his squad which includes the captain. Even the academy was not aware of the powers that he had as he maintained the hidden portion of his powers. There was no clear reason outside of the fact that he would not wish to deal with the hassle and questions regarding the extent of his powers. Though when in private he would practice with the ability to increase his skills, but other than that there would be revealing it. His changes over time also included his appearance, as he had decided towards the end of his time at the Academy that the mass that he called hair was annoying and decided to cut most of it all off and left nothing but the portion on top that he would tie into a bun at the end proving to be an improvement in his appearance but also for his combat abilities. He would even request, instead of wearing the traditional uniform of a Soul Reaper, he would request a shirt that would hold firmly to his body and without sleeves. Mainly because of the comfort that it brings, but also because in any instance that he would release his Shikai, it would become complicated to effectively utilize his techniques. The other reason being that fully releasing his Shikai would burn away his clothing, and attempting to explain that he attempted a Kido and it backfired was becoming annoying. Today, Regashi would find himself in the Eleventh Division Barracks walking slowly towards one of the training areas entirely based on the request from one of the seated members of the division. There was a momentary thought of denying the request and simply taking a nap for the rest of the day, but he had to get some of his training in for the day. Although there was little work that he wanted to do, there was a technique that he had wanted to perfect if not efficiently perform. It would honestly seem like the better decision and thus the reason he was making this walk. Also, it allowed him to have a reason to be excused from non-priority tasks from his own seated officers. Since sparring session is an actual important asset to the Eleventh Division functions. Eventually, he would make the turn down the last hallway into a large opening that would reveal a stage like an area that was set outside in the light with a handful of people all gathered around. Many of which were practicing their sword techniques and Regashi would recall that not all individuals who became members of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads can release their Shikai although they could communicate with their Zanpakuto. He would shrug at the thought as if he was in the middle of a conversation with someone. “Hey, Regashi!” Someone would shout from the right of him and some distance away, but he would take note of the man running towards him. Someone that he had interacted with several times but cannot seem to recall his name, and honestly his existence did seem to skip the mind of Regashi from time to time. Either way, he would wave halfheartedly at the man to show that he acknowledged him before the man approached and engaged in conversations. “So glad that you could make it because we got a few of the unseated members of all of the divisions to come down for a little battle to see who has the strongest members in the divisions.” It did seem like an interesting idea at the way he put it, and it was in that moment that Regashi realized that was the reason some of the people were not easy to recognize because he was attempting to remember all the people that were in the Eleventh Division but many of them were from other Divisions apart from the First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, and Twelfth Divisions, but for obvious reasons. The first division is full of people who must set an example, the discipline for those in the second division would not allow such a frivolous waste of time, the fourth was not combat proficient as the others, the sixth just had sticks too far in their rears, and the twelfth division was mostly full of researchers. The man would move towards the stage as he would make his way up, and upon seeing this many of the others would do the same. As they would approach the stage, Regashi would be able to count on a good 30 or 35 men and women that were making their way to the stage. As they would all make their way up, the man would be speaking, addressing everyone. “Simple. Last one on the stage… and conscious,” He had to add that last part just to make it very clear to the gathered crowd, “Will be declared the winner. All weapons and skills allowed, but no killing or maiming.” That would seem clear, but Regashi knew that not all individuals that enjoyed combat also held restraint and could be able to take it a little too far from time to time. Not that it mattered to Regashi as he was not too worried about receiving such damage from anyone anyway, but he still would have to be cautious. Though there was nothing else to say as the next second would bring a rush of activity as people would start to aim for the advantage and throw a few people off the stage to remove immediate competition. Regashi would not be a target for that rush since he was closer to the center, but that would make him and a few others the target for rush attacks to knock them out. It was all too obvious and the person that was aiming for him couldn’t have seen more than training combat in his life and it was comical. The form and technique were flawless as he came at Regashi with a swift sweep kick, but with a quick lift of his forward foot, he could lift himself, spin slightly, and deliver a quick leaping back kick to the face of the young man who would collapse immediately. Within seconds there stood perhaps 10 or 12 people left on the stage as a few people would leave the fact that they were already eliminated, but it would be the same people who wouldn’t have lasted in direct combat as well. Of the remaining off stage, they would take the time to come on the stage and move some of the bodies, which was only allowed because of the remaining people all kind of stopped to plan their next moves. Many of the first strikes lead to them being eliminated instead except for maybe a third of the remaining combatants. Regashi was not expecting this kind of spar session but it seemed a bit… Lame. In either event, he was not one to lose a contest in most cases and it would prove interesting to see what these individuals that remained were capable of and being in the thick of it would provide the most amount of information possible. His position in the group was almost center, with two people taking that position, and him on the left side of the center with a few people on the outer end of his left side. This lead to him realizing that his Eight Trigrams Technique would not effectively operate and his Wing Chun would be compromised by the potential sneak attacks. This meant that he would revert to his base of Kenpo and maintain a surveillance of his surroundings. The first thing that he noticed would be that most of them hadn’t even touched their weapons, all remaining sheathed, and the individual who did have a weapon had a whip meaning that he had released his Zanpakuto. A few moments later, another rush would take place as everyone would attempt to target a single person. Not a single person had decided to go for Regashi, the one-eyed warrior, and that would prove to be disappointing for the larger individual would grab him and start charging towards the edge of the area. Apparently, this large man decided that he would be taking the chance to throw Regashi from the stage by running him to the end and even lifting him off the ground. Quickly he would take his free arms and clap them on the ears of the man with a pocket in his palm to force a large amount of air pressure to enter the ear canal. It obviously did prove to disorientate the charging man but not enough to cause him to stop. Still, with the fact that the man was shaken a little bit would be all Regashi would need as he would strike his right hand, two fingers, into the muscle of the man’s neck next to the jugular before placing his left hand into the deltoid muscle and striking at it had with another precise attack. His following motion would be to brace his feet on the abdomen of the man as his right arm would wrap around his head. The attacks would sting and leave his arms weaker and his focus broken as he dropped all his weight backward and feeling his momentum shift both in the air temporarily. Using the force of all that charging momentum he would continue until he could feel the ground across his back and kicked the man from the stage before rolling to his own feet. Regashi would dust himself off as he would make his way back towards the center seeing a few more people on the ground and even a few flying off the stage as well with one voluntarily walking off with a limp. There would be four members left on the stage, Regashi included, and each of the three would look at one another with a smile. Yes, they were all from the same Division. This had become very clear as each of them began to move around Regashi attempting to circle him. This would be their mistake, as Regashi would relax his stance and lower his posture with his body moving slowly but smoothly. His eye would scan as he would move in a small circular pattern within the center. His position made it clear that he would be unable to be removed from the stage meaning that they would go for the knockout. Regashi would wonder why he was the only member of the Fifth Division that would be here and wondered if there would be a different outcome if he had collaborated up like they have but that thought would drift from his mind as soon as it arrived. Quickly they would all remove their Zanpakuto and release their weapons. His eye would scan each release taking note of the design and way that they each handled the weapons. All their forms seemed to be combat ready, meaning the base would be melee but he was not sure of anything else about them that he should be aware of. So, he would pull his Zanpakuto from his back and speak, “Engage, Tetsu.” Quickly the glow would change like the others and light would consume his upper body, save his abdomen, and would shatter revealing the black metal that would be his Zanpakuto. Many of the fresh unseated individuals in the crowd was excited to see the release of their comrades and the power that was behind them. Although Regashi would be keeping his power suppressed a bit to keep this entertaining and to not exert himself too far and accidentally let his power out. The man with the hammer would strike first with a leaping strike at Regashi. Regashi would quickly be able to sidestep the strike and in the motion, was able to push his right hand into the armpit of the man wielding a two-handed hammer just as another individual came at him with a short sword. It was a quick motion, faster than Regashi to dodge and so he would take the blade as it was being lunged with the palm of his left hand. He would then sidestep to the left and force the blade to move towards the man with the hammer. Though their coordination was impressive because it would be that moment that he sides stepped that he would recognize the third individual had thrown what appears to be a boomerang at him, aiming for the space between his two comrades. Quickly Regashi would smack the straight sword up to deflect the boomerang with his left hand while entering a squatted position. Like a spring he would lift and deliver an open palm attack on the chin of the hammer wielder. There was enough force to lift the man off the ground. As he followed with the leap, Regashi would grab the boomerang with his left hand that was in the air and throw it at the swordsman. He would grip the hammer wielder with his right hand by the collar and launch him down at the swordsman as well, pulling the hammer from his hands. Using the momentum of the air and channeling the slightest amount of his Reiryoku he could alter his position and launch the hammer at the boomerang holder. The speed his actions were impressive as he could incapacitate each of the three in a sequence of rapid actions with a roar of excitement from the crowd. Just as he landed he would hear the voice of what sounded to be Momo cutting through the cheers.… “Regashi Hokori.” The way that she spoke was a bit intimidating to the others who were fully aware of her skills with a weapon, and more so her proficiency with Kido was nearly unmatched as the seated member of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads. Due to that respect formed, everyone would fall silent as she would approach the stage as Regashi would seal his Zanpakuto and place it inside of his sheath upon his back. “Yes, Lieutenant Hinamori.” He would respond with a firm stance and a slight bow because of any time that he heard his name said like that, he was about to have to clean the entire barracks with the other troublemakers. Though this time that would not appear to be the case as a smile would appear on his face, “First, let me say very impressive.” He had not expected that response but would say nothing to ensure that he did not put his own foot in his mouth. “I have not seen you engaged in actual combat, but I would say that would be pretty close.” There was a slight boost to his ego, but not one that he would visibly show as a few members in the crowd would agree, slightly inaudibly so, based on his performance. “In either case, you have a mission with Kuja and Izual in the World of the Living.” This was even more surprising than the change of tone from Momo, for Regashi had never been to the world of the living up to this point and only knew about it from his studies. There was an actual sense of excitement about it overall. “Meet Kuja, who will lead the team, at the Senkaimon,” With that, she would move him towards the direction that the Senkaimon was and he would obey the order but not before she said one last thing. “Way to prove that the Fifth Division is best.” ------------------------------------------------------------ TL; DR | Regashi spent time reflecting on his time in the Fifth Division and his own development from Academy to Unseated Officer. Everything from his appearance down to his disposition in general. He was invited by a friend from the Eleventh Division to engage in a special training session with other Unseated Officers from other Divisions. Regashi was effective in his ability and could take the victory just as Lieutenant Momo Hinamori would arrive to see the conclusion and inform Regashi of his first mission in the World of the Living. WC | 3,300 TWC | 3,759
  7. From Student to Soldier

    There is much knowledge in having power, but there is more power to be gained through obtaining knowledge. The Academy is a place that takes time to harness, control, and enhance the potential that exists within a Soul of the Soul Society. Regashi is one to be granted the opportunity to experience this and truly he would be one to prove the fact that the academy is capable of truly changing his way. Each class he was meant to take and the design between the years that they were meant to establish inside of him would be most interesting. Zanjutsu The class had designed a goal to enforce the use of the Zanpakuto, which is almost universally a traditional katana, and each person was tasked to master a style of swordsmanship with a focus on the basics of Kendo. Regashi had not had the pleasure of having a katana like everyone else, and although he would learn the style that they had provided to him. Still, he would dive further into the two weapons provided by him and would enhance the style of dual wielding leading to his ability to become ambidextrous. Kido A focus on the natural flow of Reiryoku and channel into the powers known as Kido, a unique spell casting method that was developed long before his time and continues to grow every few decades further. Regashi was natural proficient with the ways and art of Kido, but over the course of his time in the academy, there as a lost interest in pursuing the depth of his studies and the ideally useless techniques to him to delve further. THough he was more interested in the control of Reiryoku and would develop his own method of manipulating the power properly. Hakudo Not all moments will allow for someone to have their weapons readily available, and as such one will learn to fight with their bare hands. Perhaps, more specifically, the ability to fight without a weapon within their hands. Regashi took to this class above all of the other classes and would be considered top of his class with this. Except for the fact that his ability with his legs and kicks were not as efficient with his arms. Hoho This class would be dedicated on effective movement and Regashi would not be the most proficient, but he would be effective enough. So much so that his early years he learned Shunpo before even leaving the academy. Eventually Regashi would be able to graduate from the academy and even be accepted into the Fifth Division under Captain Sosuke Aizen as an unseated officer with high marks of recommendations from all of his teachers. So now, his journey really begins... WC: Don't even matter Time Skip Complete
  8. First Steps

    The room would see larger than before now that everyone was in the room and arranged by their classes, allowing everyone to see and identify the talent that would exist based on where they stood in the room. The more proficient individuals would be in the front of the audience and with the greater of the three sets would be grouped up in the middle. Regashi would take a moment to look around before the Welcoming Ceremony would officially begin and would take note of the diversity between ages that would be throughout the building that was truly an amazing sight. Though he would be quick to notice the eyes that were behind him in the second row taking note of him, and obviously with good reason, with the fact that he was the only person in the room with weapons on his person, aside from the actual members of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads. There would be little that he could do about this fact since he was able to obtain his weapons through his previous life of the Court of the Pure Souls, but by the end day everyone would have their own weapon; their own Zanpakuto. "Welcome all who have made it through the entrance exam. You are now officially on the road to something great, to which you will achieve the right to be considered a Soul Reaper, a member of balance." Gengoro, the official teacher, and director of the First Class for First Year students., would be the first introduce the ceremony to which everyone would immediately cease their own personal discussions in order to hear what he had to say, with the exception of the obvious rebels in the crowd. Regashi would notice someone motioning on his left side, to which he would take note of Laiza attempting to subtly wave him down and get his attention. Once she was sure that he was looking, should start to make silly faces at him and even mimic the speech that Gengoro was giving, so much so that Regashi had almost missed when the Captain of the Fifth Division, Sosuke Aizen, was introduced and started speaking. Although Aizen was a wise man with such an eloquent way about him, so much so that everyone was drawn to his words, Regashi had not felt that same desire to listen to his long drawn out speech. Though there was one phrase throughout the entire speech that actually caused Regashi to hold on and even save those words, "Do not seek beauty in battle. Do not seek virtue in death. Do not make the mistake of considering only your own life. If you wish to protect that which you must protect......slice the enemy you must defeat from behind." These words, among everything that was said, seemed to have the most of an impression on the young academy student who had spent his time spacing out a bit too much. It was interesting to consider the value of what was said, for it aims to not fuel desire to battle enemies - much to the objection of the Eleventh Division as a whole - as it does so with the same devaluing of accepting death in battle which is an honor-bound concept. Beyond that would be the idea that selfishness would not be accepted in the state of war that Soul Reapers have placed themselves in, but that would only make sense due to the fact that there are organizations and rules that each portion must follow with strict regulation on each of their behaviors. Finally would be the last portion, the part that was a bit more focused on when he spoke, that one must understand protecting what it is that they have that one must be willing to perform underhanded techniques. "Much like your time in the Rukongai, no?" Regashi had not heard this voice in quite some time and much to his surprise, there was excitement as he heard her voice. A different reaction than he once had when she was attempting to be the voice of reason back when he was on a dedicate mission to kill Arashi. "Why have you been so silent Tetsu?" He would respond, not vocally, but by basically focusing his thoughts on a part of his own essence. Truly even he did not understand how it was that he was able to communicate with her, but he assumed it had something to do with his bond with the Zanpakuto. "Oh, you finally can hear my words?" This tonne she spoke with confused Regashi slightly, unsure as what she referred to when she said 'finally' and was prepared to inquire before she continued, "Seems the wrap that was placed on me was capable of... hindering our connection and thus severing our bond." This would make sense, but it would not explain why suddenly she was able to be heard by him, "I guess the eager young one behind you wanted to see what tool you held on your back and opened the connection once more." To that, Regashi would turn his head back and notice a young kid, couldn't be older than the age of 14, but a soul could be hundreds of years of age and only appear to be a child so he would reserve the judgment on actual age. Still, he would see the young man pulling on the wrap that held the weapon sealed, a portion of it released the guard from the sheath, and there was noticeable, though faint, amount of smoke that was being generated from the sheath but would quickly subside as fast as it had occurred. Once the young man would see that he was caught would quickly adjust himself and even pretend to focus intently on the one speaking, as if he wasn't even caught. Though it would be that reaction that forced Regashi to notice that Aizen had already left the stage as well as the other captains meaning that he had missed what the others had to say. The Ceremony would end shortly after that and each of the students were left to their own devices, mostly acquiring their schedules, uniforms, and even a few were allowed their Asuachi due to them being in the first or second class. Others were told they would receive theirs after a few weeks of the Spiritual Connection Classes, and this made Regashi wonder if he was going to be receiving one as well or would they simply pass over him due to his special circumstances. It would appear that he was half right as they would provide him with a Shinai and a Bokken in order to utilize during his courses which were specially shaped to match the style on his Ninjato seemingly due to him having weapons meaning that he would be proficient in those specific weapons. That would be the conclusion of his first day, and after looking at his schedule he would take note of a specific detail... "Classes start tomorrow." WC: 1,471 TWC: 5,199
  9. First Steps

    The path that Regashi and Laiza were taking to the academy was a relatively direct path for the most part, with the route being an almost straight path except for two or so buildings that caused them to have to go around the building. The sun had completely made its way beyond the horizon, now enhancing the sky with the illuminating force of its own light. The sunrise was perhaps the preferred state of the sky for Regashi, to see the colors start to fill the sky opposed to a sunset in which color would be removed from above him. Though the night was perhaps the most enjoyable time for him to observe the sky, the focus would be more so in the building that was now in front of them both. There they stood looking at the entrance into the Academy that would lead into the orientation hall that they would be obtaining all necessary information in order to begin the next step. With a nod to each other, Regashi and Laiza would make their way into the building pushing open the doors to see a decently sized gathering of individuals that were clamoring around attempting to either find their information or third year students attempting to aid the first year students as best as possible. These upperclassmen were recognizable by the armband that they were in order to signify their difference among the masses since their uniform was the tradition haori with the respective colors; red for females and blue for males. Immediately an individual from the Third Year would approach Regashi and Laiza with a clipboard in her hand and a smile on her face, "Hello, Laiza. You are recognized as a First Class for the First Year and will be coming with me." Her energy was soothing in the way she spoke, but Regashi also got a hint of her power and found it slightly... intoxicating... as he looked at Laiza who would look back at him. He had no idea that she was considered so proficient that she would be accepted into the First Class for the Academy which is designated for only the most prestigious of students in their capabilities, although her experiences with Soul Reapers would lead to such an established reputation. Each of them would share a glance towards one another before Laiza would walk off with the student designation at the same time that another Third Year would start to approach Regashi with a clipboard as well. Regashi would prepare himself for the high-energy welcome as the slightly older individual would approach, "Name?" The man spoke with such a cold and distant tone as he did not even look up at Regashi, keeping his eyes on his clipboard and a finger placed on the paper, a list perhaps. The behavior difference did throw Regashi off a little bit as the man spoke once more, "I said, name?" This time with an annoyed tone that would further leave Regashi in a slightly shocked state but not enough to be without response. "Regashi." He would respond simply, not thinking anything of his response. The man would, for the first time, lift his head in order to look at Regashi, "Regashi?" He would question, leaving Regashi thinking that perhaps there was a special feature that would be attributed to his name much like with what occurred with Laiza. "Do you have no family name?" He would abruptly speak with a tonne of irritation explicitly be showing his discontentment with his current duties making it obvious that he does not wish to be here and Regashi is starting to share that feeling at this very moment. "Hokori. Regashi Hokori." Regashi's tone would also start to reflect his annoyance with the current situation and thus became clear for the both of them that neither of them would wish to be in this moment with each other, but it was just as clear that there was no way around it and that they would have to tolerate each other through this process. The man would start to go through his paperwork looking for something specific, "Hokori, Regashi. Second Class, intermediate proficiency." He spoke as if what he was saying had any current relevance or meaning to Regashi. Still, he would pull a sheet of paper from the small stack that he had and write some information on it before handing it to Regashi. "You will receive your items after the Orientation Introduction, during which you will be in the front row in with the third column during the address." With that, he would be on his way and off to bother another poor unsuspecting individual that was prepared, and even excited, for the academy only to have it all kind of dismantled by a disgruntled individual who was placed here potential as a form of punishment. "Thank you oh so much." Regashi would speak with a thick accent of sarcasm with a scoff as well. He was told that he would have to wait until after the address in order to obtain his items and the rest of his information, and so he would look over the paper that was given to him and it was just a checklist. Various items, such as; Academy Uniform, Academy Dorm Designation, Personal Shinai, and other Academy specific features or departments, would have boxes next to them with a description at the top and bottom of sheet explaining that one must visit the various departments and received the described information and possessions to complete the entire registration process. "This will be interesting..." He said while reading over the dry explanation of the process that he must go through in order to complete his registration, "but how much longer until-" He was considering as to how much time it would take to prepare the address, but there would be a gong-like sound in the room that would cause all of the third year students to start directing individuals in a specific pattern facing a slightly lifted platform that Regashi was certain would be considered the stage. Regashi would make his way in front of the stage but towards the right, as he was facing the stage speaking with the students that started to gather near him by their own understanding of what was going on or by the direction of the Third Year students. Where he stood would be the first half of the Second Class with the entire First Class being to their left and the second half of the second class on the other side of the First Class. Everyone behind these three was considered Standard being the General Class which was essentially all students who would meet at least all of the minimum requirements. Once they were all mostly settled, the first person would be walking from a doorway that was from the side of the stage and make his way to it. Regashi recognized him as Gengoro, the individual who ram his exam to enter this academy. Shortly after that would be a strong, almost overbearing presence, although temporarily. Entering the room would be Captain of the Fifth Division Sosuke Aizen, someone that Regashi would easily recognize. The others weren't immediately someone that he would recognize except for one. Captain of the Tenth Division Toshiro Hitsugaya would enter with Aizen followed by two others that Regashi couldn't recognize but their haori is how he could identify them or the lieutenant bade they wore. There was the vice-captain of the Tenth Division, Matsumoto he believed to be her name, and the other with the gray like hair and strange facial structure, was noticeably the Captain of the Third Division, but that name would escape him at the moment. Everyone would be settled and the presentation was about to begin, so Regashi prepared his mind to take note of what might be said that this address to the new student body, or potential student body... WC: 1,528 TWC: 3,728
  10. First Steps

    Regashi would have just one week to prepare himself for the beginning of his life at the academy, and he was not too sure on how he would manage all of his last moment needs. There was much that he could essentially do in that short amount of time, but in reality, he just decided to move forward with his life and prepare for his life in the Seireitei and spending time with Laiza was going to be a part of this attempt to evolve into his greater form; his greater future. So the entire week was nothing but preparation by dedicating most of his time into studying all that he could about the Court of Pure Souls, the Thirteen Court Guard Squads, and the Spiritual Arts Academy to the full extent he can accessing all public knowledge that is provided. The information that he was able to study through all of the various texts that he was able to gather and having passive conversations would prove to give way more than he was able to gather when he was living in the 72nd East Rukon District. His life was different now, more so than ever, thanks to Laiza's invitation to temporarily live with her during the week after finding out that she too had passed the entrance exam and would be entering the academy with him as well. This week, as full as it was, meant little in the grand scheme of things as the most important of all days would be on the final day of the break... ------------------- Orientation Day The sky would not even have a chance to fully great the arrival of the sun before it would start to share its warmth with the ground below and start to paint the sky with its own passion flowing through the darkened sky with reds and oranges drifting along the blue skies. It would be this light that it would share with the sky that it would also share through a small window leading to a small room that would be where a black fabric would start to be illuminated showing a faint blue glow that would vanish as quickly as it had arrived. The fabric would start to become more apparent the more that the light would start to shine through and reveal the eye patch that Regashi wore over his left eye. Eventually, the light would spread and expand over his face and start to cover his undamaged right eye and start to cause him to stir a little bit before starting to wake up. There was a faint distaste for the bothering light that would break through the window and seemed to point directly at him and with a sigh, or more a disgruntled groan, that would turn to him lifting himself up from the floor padding that he was sleeping on. "Today is the day it seems..." He would say slightly under his breath, mostly due to the fact that he was still pretty exhausted as he would move several books out of his way as he lifted. He had spent the greater part of the night reading books on how to appropriately use one's Reiryoku and manipulate it properly in order to effectively perform Kido and the understanding between the power of a Kido and the connection to a powerful manifestation of one's Zanpakuto being as relevant as any other factor. He would lift himself to a full standing position and start stretching the night's sleep off of his body feeling certain muscles that were still exhausted from the various training sessions that Regashi had performed with a few select individuals throughout the last week that Laiza had helped him establish. Many spoke of a potential that Regashi had, a prodigy if you will, and it all sounded good but coming from a world of having to fight in order to survive, a spar session is nothing for him. "Has felt like the longest seven days of my life." He commented towards his impatient nature and the fact that he had to wait an entire week in order to officially get started on his journey, and he couldn't help but laugh a bit as he thought about it. For the longest, he had spent most of his life wanting to kill a specific Soul Reaper and even to the point that he had grown to hate the Court of Pure Souls and the Thirteen Court Guard Squads in general, but there was a new found appreciation when he was face first with someone of actual power. Arashi was nothing more than a peon, a foot soldier, compared to Sosuke Aizen or even Hisagi and that made Regashi want to become part of this organization, this culture. Now he stands in the house of Laiza, who has lived in the Seireitei for quite some time. She was lucky enough to be another pure soul born into a family of good standing, not that she was a noble of any kind. Her family was actually servants to one of the lesser nobles, but they treated their servants with respect like they were family. The same courtesy was extended to Regashi, and not without the same reciprocation with his aid in various duties, tasks, and chores that would allow him to stay there and would prove to be able to provide him with other skills that were interesting in their own way. Still, he would not have time to sit and think about the details of facts that he has acquired over the previous days. Now would be the time to focus on what is next, on what is about to be his new life. He would gather his items, mostly being his two weapons that had brought with him since his days in the Rukongai and would keep them all close. It was more than the type of weapon that they were, but more so the value that existed with each of the two weapons. "Funny that the wraps are more expensive than the clothing that I have been wearing." He spoke in reference to the unique white fabric that was wrapped around both of his blades and bound throughout the formation to contain the weapons from being released from their sheaths. "Though I still have no idea why..." His confusion was justified, as they explained there was much power in what he had done and having such power without the training of the academy to harness it, there could be serious problems and repercussions. This way, the weapons would be contained and whatever power that had been unlocked will not be unleashed randomly until Regashi is ready and capable of controlling it. He would be glancing over the weapons for a moment before he picked them up and placed them on his back securely as he would look towards the window for a moment, being only slightly blinded by the sun. There would be a cough behind him that would catch him slightly off guard but he would settle quickly after, "Are you done being dramatic, or do I need to play some Orchestra music for you?" He would turn to see who it was, pretty sure he knew just based on the voice alone and the combination of the sarcasm is so thick that it would only be obvious as to who might be speaking to him at this moment. With a smile, he would turn to look at Laiza who was prepared to enter the academy as well with fewer items on her than Regashi, as well as less clothing. "Because I am not one to be on time all of the time, but I am pretty sure that this is one of those 'if you are going to be late, be best to not even show' kind of things." Her attempt at mocking some figure of authority was comedic to him. He would shake his head at her bothersome sarcasm, but would mostly ignore it otherwise and make his way past her and be leaving the house in order to be on his path towards the Academy to which Laiza would follow behind closely engaging him in conversation. It would not be long into this walk before trouble would make an appearance in a way that Regashi would not have expected to happen. A Soul Reaper, identifiable by the features of his clothing and the Zanpakuto that he held on his waist, but Regashi would know this fact based on the dark skin and the scar on his cheek that Regashi had made. This was one of the guys that were always with Arashi when he made his way through the Rukongai, this one was the individual that was knocked out, unlike the other who was killed on the spot. Granted it was due to the aggression that was displayed in the time during the post-Crimson Trials. Nonetheless, Regashi would wonder what it was that he wanted. "I couldn't believe when I heard that they were going to let you, the criminal of the East Rukon, not only into the Court of Pure Souls but actually attend the Spiritual Arts Academy." It was clear that this fact truly bothered the young man deeply, but that mattered little to Regashi who did not want to be late. As he prepared to speak up, the man continued, "So to avenge my fallen comrade, whose life was stolen away by you, I will ensure you fall here and now." Regashi was all too familiar with the concept of attempting to claim vengeance on someone for the murder they committed on someone important to you, and more so was familiar with how impossible it is to try and talk reason into someone who holds such a passion for revenge within their very breath. Granted, Arashi was not killed by his blade so it is possible to understand the reason but just not instantly. Still, there was no time to attempt and make peace within the mind of the young man and thus lead Regashi towards the only logical conclusion that he could manage. "Bakudo Number 4," Regashi would point his right hand at the man who would look at him with a look of surprise. "Hainawa." Instantly a trail of golden rope, glowing from the charged power of Regashi, would flow from his hand like a snake starving for its prey and would quickly envelop the young man who could not grasp the extent of techniques that Regashi has been able to develop. Luckily this would not be the first time that someone will underestimate the amount of power and knowledge that he has compiled in order to perform above what is expected of him. Especially with the help of Laiza who has lived, and worked with, members of the Thirteen Court Guards Squads sharing what knowledge she has acquired over the years with him. Either way, the man was bound and it would be something that Regashi will most likely have to deal with and confront directly, but for the time being it was better spent doing what he needs to do in order to reach some places that would make such a task not a dire issue of denying him access to a portion of his future goals. So for now, he and LAiza would simply continue on their way to the academy. WC: 2,200
  11. From the Ashes

    Regashi would make his way out of the door, feeling good about the fact that he was able to perform as necessary and claim the ability to enter the academy. So as he made his way out of the door, there was a slight shock when he saw the same crowd in the main room that was there before he left and wondered how long they had been in there. His eyes would meet a clock on the opposing wall and take note of the fact that it had only been 22 minutes since he first left this room, and that was all the time that had passed although it had felt like he was in there for hours. His confusion at the time leads people to several assumptions as they looked at Regashi with eyes full of concern and curiosity attempting to gauge his reactions to the moment to determine what it would be that they would be asked to perform as well. Either way, none of this seemed to matter as he made the decision to simply make his way through the room and ignored most everyone on his way through the main waiting hall so that he could finally leave the building and even get a chance to look at the sky above and get a breath of fresh air. The moment he reached mostly to the exit he would take note of a single individual who had not kept their eyes off of him and with a quick glance he was able to recognize it as the woman from earlier with the emerald green eyes and the auburn hair. She seemed so interested in Regashi for some reason and one that he could not seem to understand but would simply place it on the fact that he was the most recent to complete the exam. Once he made it outside, the first thing that he would take note of would be the gentle breeze that would roll over and flow over his skin and blow his hair, which had grown slightly over the time since the completion of the Crimson Trials, and a slight smile would start to spread upon his face at the comfort that he was feeling at this very moment. The sky, which he recalled being a gentle light blue with a few clouds drifting through, would be shaded with hues and shades of reds and yellows as the sun was starting to reach the horizon and bring about the dusk of the day. "So I have a week before I begin at the Academy..." He would say under his breath as he would think about the next week and what it would entail. It would be that moment, in the first thought of the next week, that he realized that he may have nowhere to be for the next week. He had spent some time within the Fourth Division Barracks under special circumstances during his recovery but that was no longer allowed seeing as he was cleared and thus was left with one of two options; either he can return to the 72nd East Rukon District and hope that they will be willing to allow him to return for the time being knowing that he allowed Arashi to live after everything that he had put them through, or he could just attempt to see how long a vagrant could last in the Seireitei without getting in so much trouble that he would not be allowed in the academy. For the time being, he would have some time to think about and properly plan his next step and thus would decide to relax under a nearby tree by sitting his back against it and his weapons, still wrapped and bound together, sitting in his lap and leaning against his shoulder. His eyes would be focused on the closing sky being consumed by the fires of the setting sun and taking note of the darkness spreading throughout the sky with his mind drifting far away, but only for a moment before he realized what he could be doing with the time that he had to himself. His small bag that he used to carry a few items was placed to his side and he would go through it in order to find a small book that was like a ragged journal. He would open it and take note of the various things that were written inside, mostly a bunch of text related to poems, stories, and even Kido that has been scribbled in it by his father Rosuto. He never paid much attention to the written information, especially the Kido, but with the fact that he spent some time with members of the Fourth Division and got a better understanding of how Kido actually works and how to manage it, some of the things that he has read and the lessons that his father attempted to teach him made a little more sense and became a little more clear than they once were. His eyes would trace the pages, flowing along the words like a raft drifting along the ocean moving him towards something of value and of importance, but just as he was starting to understand a key portion of the information being provided there was a sharp interruption, "What are you reading there?" With the sudden jolt of words spoken, Regashi was startled but not visible. He would lift his gaze up from the journal and would glance over at the auburn-haired woman that would stand over him and attempt to look at the contents of the book. Though he would not allow that as he would simply shut the book and place it carefully in one of his pockets on his clothing and would focus his gaze on her. "Or not?" Seemingly offended at the fact that he would not share what he was reading with her. "Can I help you?" He would speak sharply, as his one eye would look her up and down trying to figure why she would persist in bothering him consistently. He would notice how she would keep looking at him with the most curious of expressions as if she was taking pictures with her eyes, "Or will you continue to simply observe me?" He would question her further but her only response would be to take a seat on the ground next to him and lay back against his legs and pull out her own book. He thought of saying something in order to object, but she seemed to be content and there was nothing more coming from her in the way of an annoying behavior and simply would ignore it. "My name is Laiza by the way." She spoke as she looked at her little book that she was reading, and he took note of the title LOVELESS. It honestly seemed interesting, among other things about this woman. Suddenly one of the larger, more brutish, individuals would walk by and take note of the scene before him and attempted to mock the two of them. "Bakudo Number 1." Regashi would lift his left hand and point it at the man who was bothering them as he held his book in his right hand, "Sai." From his hand would unleash a ray of energy and constrain the individual to which would provide a light chuckle from Laiza. "Perhaps she isn't too bad." At least now he had someone to stay with and be around for the following week... WC: 1,237 TWC: 6,910
  12. From the Ashes

    You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ------------------------------- "You have done well up to this point, Regashi, and so now you are to be set for the final portion of your exam for us to determine your value within the City of Pure Souls and how you will accommodate yourself to the functions of the Academy itself," Gengoro spoke with a calm tone, less aggressive than it was prior giving Regashi the sense that this final portion would be tougher than the others that were prior. Regashi would have his mind flooded with thoughts and consideration towards what it would entail. "First you will be given exactly two minutes to prepare, and as I understand you have some prior knowledge of some Kido, so you will be able to utilize all of your physical strengths as well as any talents you have developed to overcome the final portion." All of this left more questions than it had been able to answer, but there was little that he could manage to get out of Gengoro because he was given two minutes to prepare. Though that would be great at first glance, the problem is that he was unable to know what it was that he was to prepare for and only knew that he was going to be allowed access to some of the Kido that he had learned from Rosuto over the years as much as his own physical capabilities. Regashi had learned just the three hado when it came to offensive techniques and he was unsure if those would be enough as he was not aware of the typical knowledge of the average student attempting to join the academy. Although, there was at least one Bakudo that he had managed to learn in his time with Rosuto and wondered if that would be sufficient with all else that he knew. He had mulled over the techniques that he already knew and even, at one point, made a glance to his wrapped weapons that were on the floor but Gengoro made a slow shake of his head letting him know that those weapons would not be allowed for what ever was about to happen. Either there was going to be an unarmed battle about to take place or there really was no need to have weapons available. "What is about to happen...?" Thoughts were racing through his mind as he considered all of the possibilities that could happen. "Does it matter?" A voice would ring in his head, a faint echo, but one that he could recognize immediately. She was right, as he sat there in the middle of the floor patiently waiting for the final minute to pass for the last portion of the entrance. Slowly he would lift himself from the ground, in the event that it would be an instant start, that way he could be prepared for what ever it may be that will happen next. "Go." Would be the words that would pass from the mouth of Gengoro only to have the very next instance to happen in almost a flash. "Bakudo Number Eight." Regashi thought as he would take note of the blurry figure that was coming at him from his right, "Seki." This time aloud as the figure would appear right in front of him with a punch coming forward. There was no time to really establish a proper defense, and at best he could slightly press his right hand against the attack. His ability to do that would allow the attack to move away from his abdomen but it would still press slightly into his left side and graze along his ribs. A slight burning sensation could be felt on his skin but no visible marks on his clothing, or his body for that matter. Still, he was able to do some work on the attack and was about to attempt his counter attack, "Enough." Gengoro's voice would echo throughout the hall as he spoke and the figure had simply vanished leaving Regashi standing there in an awkward position as he stood himself up. "You have withstood the final portion of the Entrance Exam. With that said-" "We believe that you are exactly what the academy needs, a Prodigy." A man would appear from behind Gengoro from the shadows clapping his hands in an almost celebratory manner. His messy brown hair noticeably with his glasses being slightly covered but a welcoming smile on his face made Regashi feel even more confident in the words. More so would be the white haori that was upon the man's shoulders, a symbol of a Captain of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads. "Perhaps, when you finish the Academy Regashi, you will consider the Fifth Division." "Captain Aizen, even with your rank, it is inappropriate to interact with potential students or first year students and attempt recruitment already." Gengoro would object. With a soft nod and a gentle smile, Aizen would respond, "My apologies, but I had to see the Blue-Eyed Beast of the East Rukon myself." He would laugh as he made his way towards the doors, "Sometimes you have to see the Legacy before it starts to really appreciate its accomplishments." His words would sound so sincere and compassionate as he made his way out of the door. "My apologies." Gengoro would attempt to gather Regashi, but there was something about being in the presence of a captain that was nerve rattling, both by the sheer power that was exerted upon him and the essence that they brought with their very rank was earth shaking at its core. "But Aizen spoke the truth, in part," Taking a moment to comment towards the cryptic language that Aizen was using as praise, "As you have the makings of an Excellent Soul Reaper and will welcome you next week into our doors." Regashi couldn't help but smile pretty hard at the news, "So welcome to the Spiritual Arts Academy, Regashi Hokori, and I will see you next week for Orientation." He would extend a piece of paper that Regashi would grab and make his way out as he had made the first step to claiming his own Legacy... WC: 1,038 TWC: 5,673
  13. From the Ashes

    Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speeds towards it. ------------------------ As the light would start to fill the room, slowly at first, Regashi would attempt to do his best allowing his eye to adapt to the light change of the room and realize it was much larger than he had first would have considered, seeing that it was at least the size of half of a basketball court. It was a simple yet elegant room, to say the least, and it was one that gave a sense of familiarity to Regashi as he would scan the room and take note of the most prominent features of the room. Aside from the pillar and Gengoro, he would notice four people in the room with one against the wall to his left and another on the opposite wall to his right. The final two would be standing just behind Gengoro and to either side of him but not close enough to the wall like the other two. "Once a Soul Reaper is capable of understanding their immediate environment, it is key to know how to traverse fluidly throughout the area. This is to be done with both efficiency and without delay." Almost as if it was on queue, the man that was standing on the far left of the room would throw an orb like object across the room to which Regashi would quickly duck under watching as the orb would drift just over his body to the man across the room. "You never know what may be the last move you will ever make." Responsively the man to the left of Gengoro would toss the orb at the ground in front of him and would watch as it bounced along the ground and came up towards Regashi. "They bounce?" He had to side step completely this time as the ball would hit against the pillar and go up towards the ceiling before completing the angle and coming back to the man who had initially thrown it. Following that would be the descent of the pillar downwards into the ground to give the space needed for the entire room. Each of the men would shift slightly in their position, with one that stood behind Gengoro making his way across the entire room and Regashi would do his best to keep his eye focused on him but keeping an attentive notice of his environment to be sure that he would not be caught off guard by any more of these sudden shifts in the exam. Truly this was an interesting way to gauge someone's ability to be a member of the Soul Society and, above all, Regashi was starting to actually enjoy himself. Gengoro would start to step back, making his way towards the wall behind him, as all of the other men in the room would assume their necessary positions. Regashi would start to move in a circle, remaining towards the center a bit keeping a focus on each of the individuals and listening for the sound of a hard bounce from the rubber orb. It was key to notice any change in their posture, either the one that will be throwing or the potential for another to be the one to catch. Everything was so still and that was what caused him to be nervous and just at the peak of his anxiety, one of the pitchers would throw his ball towards Regashi. Consecutively another adjacent one would through his but even lower at the ground. Another would throw his own ball towards the ceiling and quickly Regashi had to determine and calculate the trajectory of the attack as it would make its way towards him. Once he was able to gather an idea of where they were all heading towards and the timing that they had, it was not too hard to dodge the three consecutive attacks that were coming at him. They would all recover from throwing them after catching and then they would reveal two in each hand and in a burst they would launch six of the balls this time in a special pattern that was harder to discern but his ability to move was fast enough to avoid the attacks but his agility was not as effective as his speed would have been. Suddenly he would take note of a circular figure on one of the walls that would look like a clock with a red button on it, and it was counting down from the number ten in a clockwise motion. "Time?" To get a better idea of its purpose, he would make an approach towards it while avoiding the constant attacks of three balls at a time and noticed the increased aggression. Quickly he would dash towards the clock, to the point that the others were actually surprised by how fast he was able to get to the clock and push the button resetting the time. "I see." It would appear that Regashi had realized that he had to keep time alive this time, and as he looked around he would notice a clock on each of the other three walls, but with different times on each. Seven, Eleven, and Sixteen along with the ten that he was at meant he would have to ensure that he was fast enough to keep them active. Although that reach one was able to be seen, he took note of a single feature as he made a dash for the seven second clock and took note as he looked at the other two and saw only the Eleven had the button out. He can only push on the clock when there are five seconds or less remaining on the clock. He was having to take in this information all while trying to avoid getting hit by the rubberized balls being launched at him from four assailants in a closed space. The assailants were growing in intensity and the clocks were getting harder and harder to keep up with and eventually he would make a mad dash for a clock that was on its last second, but his pure assault on the clock would prove to be pointless as he got struck by one of the balls in his left thigh causing the lights to turn off once more leaving just the one in the center of the room and another where Gengoro was standing. "Efficiency and speed in the movement are key, but the hardest environment to traverse is the path develop by decisions. There, is not speed but adaptability." With a nod, he continued, "Well done Regashi. Now we see if you have the strength to power through." There was no telling what those words would lead to, but with a clicking sound Regashi knew that it was about to begin... WC: 1,138 TWC: 4,645
  14. From the Ashes

    The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision... --------------- The door would start to move open allowing Regashi to enter the room and there he would be able to notice how dark the room was with a dim light sitting directly above a single mat on the floor. There would stand inside of the room for a moment and confusion as to what he was to expect or even do at this point, but after about ten seconds of silence he would approach the mat and kneel upon it. He found a nice comfortable way to sit and found it quite relaxing to sit there as another light would form in front of him lighting up a single individual much the seat that Regashi was upon now. He would focus his eye upon the large individual with sun kissed skin and a completely bald head which only made his eye brows more prominent to his eyes. "Welcome, Regashi Hokori. I am Ōnabara Gengorō, Head Teacher of the First Class for First Year Students." He would pause a moment, giving Regashi the chance to absorb all of the information that was given to him so far. "Today, I will be your Lead Examination Official tasked with seeing your ability to meet the requirements necessary to become accepted into the Spiritual Arts Academy. First, I will ask you a series of questions and you will answer openly and as truthfully as possible. These questions are not open ended and will simply be answered with definitely, slightly, unsure, slightly not, and definitely not. Understood?" Regashi was sure that he understood the requirements for this portion of the exam and prepared himself for it. "First question, do find it difficult to trust other people?" The first one was a hard jump for him, as he expected it to start off with simple judgement questions but he had to consider the honesty to how he has lived and assumed that there was some way that they would know that he was lying, "Definitely." He had to hold back his tongue a bit as he felt that perhaps such an answer would prove to be a problem when working for an organization as those are built on fear or on trust and he wasn't sure which would be the method that they would prefer to run by but no matter what Regashi has done or is, a liar is one thing he is not. This is the line of question that would continue for what felt like almost an hour of determining his behavior and disposition towards other people, the world, and even towards himself. Regashi was forced to look deep inside of himself to determine the truth of these answers. He wondered how many people would lie in order to seem good, and thought of one of the people that left the room angry about them not understanding him. Though it felt like an extended period of time, it was over almost as fast as the questioning had begun and with that, Gengoro would nod his head with confirmation. "Thank you for your honesty Regashi, perhaps one of the few individuals who would do so with such a dark history as yours." With that, there would be a click that would happen directly behind Regashi and he could not help but turn around at the sound to see a decently sized pillar that stood about six feet high and perhaps three feet in width. It was relatively flat looking from his perspective in its dark wooden color. "Now, a Soul Reaper must pay attention to detail and their vision can be their greatest tool or their worst nightmare. It is time to see how you perceive the world around you and determine if your eyes..." He had to pause on that word as he realized that his words may seem slightly insensitive in nature, "If your eye shall deceive you." Suddenly a blue square would show up on the pillar for about two or three seconds and fade away. Another second would pass and a red circle would appear on the pillar and fade away in about two seconds. Following that would a series of numbers that would appear and fade away in a matter of seconds, which with a different color and size. Once the last number appeared would be a sequence of shapes once more that would appear in a sequence of colors, sizes, and even appearing on different portions of the pillar. Once the last letter would appear the pillar would turn from the dark color to a seemingly bright white. "Now, are you ready to begin?" "Ready to begin?" He could only manage to generate those few words in his head, confused already by what he had seen there was no telling what he was supposed to be ready for. There was the possibility that what he had seen was some kind of code that he would have to decipher in a certain amount of time, or perhaps it was just a memory test but if that was the case there was little preparation for him to mental focus enough to capture all of the details that were before him. "Yes." "First." "Blue Square." "Last." "Purple Polygon." "Number one was standard, how what size was the green seven?" "Standard." This continued for a few moments, as Gengoro would continue to state certain facts that would prove beneficial to the question in order for Regashi to relay the information that he believed to be most accurate from what he had seen during that small encounter with the pillar. During the questions, Regashi could not help but hear the sounds of clicking throughout the room like someone was snapping their fingers. Sometimes it would be a click in the far corner, other times it would be four consecutive clicks behind Gengoro, and even at one point, he thought he heard someone clicking a pattern directly next to his ear. He attempted to pay no mind to the clicking thinking that it was supposed to be some kind of distraction. Eventually, the questions would end with a slight motion of his right hand and Regashi would be firmly prepared for what may come next. "Sight is important, but equally so is hearing." Regashi knew that the clicks could not be as simple as that and had done his best to understand the clicks as they were. Immediately Gengoro would repeat the questioning in the same manner as the visual test, asking for the position in relation to other objects, patterns, and counts. This proved to be relatively difficult as he attempted his best with most of them, but much like the visual test, he wasn't too sure on his abilities. In the middle of the questions, Regashi would start to feel the slightest rumbling beneath him and assumed that it was probably just a random occurrence within the building somewhere. Though the sensation was starting cause a vibration reach up towards him and quickly he would lift and leap back, and perhaps his time couldn't be any more perfect as the ground opened up and the pillow he was sitting on would fall through the ground into a small little bit no larger than a few feet. "When sight is impossible, and hearing is obscured, one must trust instinct and feel for danger." Gengoro would nod his head just like he had with the initial personality assessment, "Well done Regashi. Now to the next portion of the exam." With those words, the room would light up entirely... WC: 1,268 TWC: 3,507
  15. From the Ashes

    The battle was one that was hard fought, for both Regashi and Arashi, as both of them would remain in the Garden beaten to exhaustion with wounds that would remind them each of that battle for weeks to come. Eventually, Regashi would wake up in a medical room, one more official in appearance compared to the one that he was in the day of Arashi's arrival. He could see a few people moving around tending to the wounded just as a sharp pain would be felt in his forehead. Quickly he would reach his hand to his head in order to literally get a grasp on the situation. Doing so would allow him to feel the bandages that were wrapped around his head, and more importantly the bandage that was covering his left eye. He would start to remove the bandage and just as he did one of the attending medics would arrive to stop him and force him to lay back down, explaining that he would need to still rest for awhile before moving, let alone attempting to remove his bandages already. Disgruntled, he would listen only to avoid having to deal with more lectures from the medical stuff and would simply lay there trying to piece together what it was that might have happened. He was trying to remember what had happened after the battle, but it was nothing but darkness and eventually one of the medical attendants were able to assist him with his memories and inform him of the events that took place. After the Soul Reaper that was knocked out recovered, he immediately went to get help for Arashi and himself who were both wounded from the battle. When the fourth division members arrived, they noted the power that Regashi had although they had to focus on the actual member of the Seireitei but would bring them both either way. Arashi, for his crimes against the Rukongai, was sentenced to prison or something of sorts and Regashi was unofficially given a pass to enter and attempt the entrance exam for the Spiritual Arts Academy. It was that simple, all of that time spent in anguish was to be ended with a trial and imprisonment of his demon. Now he was offered the opportunity to move forward with his life in a way that he was not expecting and decided that perhaps it was for the best. Although he was given a chance to enter the entrance exam, there were about three weeks left until the next one was going to occur, and so he would have that time to recover and prepare. "Three weeks." He said to himself, knowing that of his many skills being patient was one of them and three weeks is nothing compared to what he has waited for in comparison. ---------- So three weeks go by, Regashi was able to heal properly except for his left eye. It had been severely damaged during the fight and wasn't able to mend properly leaving him basically blind in the eye. It also seemed to have become void of color turning black losing the bright blue color it once had, so he kept the bandages for it through the first two weeks before someone was kind enough to provide him a more efficient eye patch to cover his eye, one even made a comment, "Like the next Kenpachi." It was a humorous comment seeing as the captain of the Eleventh Division, Kenpachi Zaraki, had an eye patch as well but none actually knew why. This is some of the facts that he was able to learn because although he needed to ensure that he was in a good enough physical condition in order to enter and maintain himself throughout the academy it is just as important to have proper knowledge and he actually dedicated more time to being capable to understand the Seireitei as much as he could. Mostly he studied the basics and common knowledge throughout the Seireitei and even the inner districts of the Rukongai. He would learn of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads, the Onimitsukido, and even the Kido Corp (which had nothing but a name and designation as the force managing, creating, and understand Kido). His knowledge of the basic government was the core of his studies and all he could really manage within the time he had as the final day was upon him. He was lucky above as they allowed him to keep his two unique weapons that belonged to him, and more importantly his father. On the simple fact that the Asauchi was already bonded with him and was growing. It was a rare case, but it would be problematic to provide him with a new Zanpakuto which could overwhelm the soul and cause problems. Apparently, it had gone through the ranks and it was determined for the safety of Regashi and the Academy as a whole would be most effectively managed by allowing him to keep his weapons and not provide him with an Academy regulated Asauchi. Eventually, Regashi would make his way to the Grand Stands of the Entrance Exams for the Spiritual Arts Academy and notice the spectacle that is the introduction to the opportunity. Although it was an elegant and extravagant display, Regashi felt that he was not amused by the event but could not deny that he was impressed by the manner in which it all took place. "Isn't all so beautiful?" A woman next to Regashi would say, nudging him with a friendly sweet smile. It was a nice enough approach, but Regashi has not been one to deal with Social Interaction in the most friendly of manner and would shrug her off. Seeming to get the hint, she would turn away from him and look back on the display as he would make his way into the main portion of the crowd that was the individuals that would be entering the exams. There was a bit of a hush as many would notice this man making his way into the focus of the crowd, but such is the reaction when one is late. After a few moments of praise and wishes of luck from the friends and family of those going in, with Regashi feeling a cold air over him is that he was all alone, they would all make their way in through the doors of the Academy for the initial exam. Once inside, a man with a messy formation of hair on his head, and a noticeable number on his left cheek that would be "69" which Regashi found odd. He was wearing the traditional Soul Reaper uniform but with distinct features such as the fact that there weren't any sleeves on the uniform, and some would assume his appearance was one that could cause distraction as some of the women began to fan girl and even a few guys could be seen slightly being excited, "To each their own." "Welcome to the Spiritual Arts Academy Entrance Exam." There was a slight roar of cheers from the individuals in the crowd which would echo inside of this large dojo like structure that was obviously cleared out to house the prospecting students. "I am Lieutenant of the Ninth Division, Shūhei Hisagi, serving under Captain Kaname Tousen." He spoke with authority and power that seemed to control the room in a way that even Regashi found impressive. "You all will be test one at a time in groups of six going into the designated rooms," He would move over to the six doors that were behind him, "In which you will meet with representatives that will assess your potential in the Academy." With that, he would start calling names off of the list in his hand and designating them to various rooms. Once all of the rooms were occupied her told everyone to simply remain patient and wait their turn. This gave time for Regashi to take in the room and assess his situation, realizing that there were only about 28, no more than 32, people that were in this room aside from Hisagi and the four other Academy attendants. The five of them kept their eyes fixed on the crowd, moving from person to person, meaning that they were probably attempting to gauge behavior more than simple crowd control. Regashi would care less about this part and decided to step away from the main crowd, find a wall, and set against it. Close to 20 minutes went by before the first person would make their way out of the room with a look of fear on his face, but he was a smaller individual and with little intimidating about him which could be all just nerves from the experience. Not even a few seconds later would another come out shouting something obscene about they have no idea who they are messing with, and then another came out shouting about how easy this was and that he was sure he was going to get accepted. This gave Regashi no idea what to expect except for the simple fact that it would take roughly 20 minutes to complete. Suddenly there would be a shadow that would loom over him as he would hear six more names being called, twelve down and sixteen left, but he would pay no mind to it, "Not very social are we?" He would once more continue to ignore the presence keeping his eye fixed on the floor by his feet, but it would appear that she was persistent as she would squat down in front of him, "We may be in this Academy together for awhile, so perhaps it would be best to make friends or at least talk to prospective ones." He would make no motion, and no indication of acknowledging her, but she would continue and even position herself into his gaze, "So why do you have those two weapons anyway?" She questioned the Ninjato and Tanto that were both wrapped in a special fabric that was ordered by the officials are part of the agreement to allow him to carry them. Her mistake was to reach forward in order to touch them, as his hand moved quickly to grip her wrist and he would lift his head to actually look at her. She was a smaller female, perhaps no larger than 5'6" in height and a body figure that would almost cause most to confuse her with a young teenage boy. Though her voice was clearly feminine along with her young woman facial features and auburn hair that would extend beyond her shoulders but revealing her green eyes. "You would do well to learn; do not touch my weapons less you want to be struck by them and do not bother me less you wish to never walk again." He spoke in a sharp whisper towards her as he saw one of the attendants get slightly defensive and prepare himself. That forced Regashi to release her and say a little loud than necessary, "Thank you for asking though." His tone was one of joy but clearly was false to the woman before him, "So I would advise you walk away now... Before things get dirty." There was a pause as she massaged her wrist, "I like it rough after all," She would smirk at him before turning around and walking away. Now he was able to take note of her features a little more with the distance between them and realize the petite form was complimented by a well-shaped figure. "Regashi Hokori. Room Four." Hisagi would speak to the room after listing four other names before his, and Regashi would lift up from the wall and make his way through the crowd. Those that were the closest to the encounter with him and the woman would make a clear path for him to get to and those that were timid in behavior would part with due to the sharp look that was on his face. Others would smile as they saw him as either easy prey for a fight and some, just a few, heard of the Blue Eyed Beast of the East Rukon and those were the ones that wanted to fight him. He would pass Hisagi with a single glance at one another, partially to allow him to acknowledge that he was making his way to the designated room but there was a strange moment between the two of them as they made temporary eye contact. Regashi did not give a sign of hostility, and Hisagi did not place his authority. This was a friendly glance if anything else, but that was perhaps a bit much for Regashi to read into as he approached the door. He would push it open and prepare for his turn at this entrance exam... WC: 2,239