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  1. Kyouraku Mansion

    After his initial greeting, Yoshirou apologised for the disappointment and that Metabee was stuck with him so he let out a sigh,’Unfortunately.’ The Noble also told him that if he was hungry he could always go to the cafeteria or have a maid bring it to him,’And if the maid becomes so enchanted that she wouldn’t leave until the morning sun rises, what then?’ He teased him since he had quickly gained fans in the Clan so it would be very easy for him to stir up trouble. Yoshirou then came into his room and looked around at the stuff that he had brought with him and made a comment,’Never going to happen. I’m not giving up this name.’ The Noble followed up with saying that they had much to discuss which he nodded to and was asked if he would like to keep unpacking,’No, it’s fine. That's about it anyway. I don’t have that many belongings to begin with.’ They moved to the balcony table like Yoshi suggested and he started by filling him in. The mission that Jessica was sent on seemed to be a success as she managed to brought back two representatives of the Vizard mercenary group. Then he talked about his training with JDan where the both of them had made a lot of progress and were now both at the point that he wanted them to be so that also turned out really well. However, once again he said that they have failed to use their new ability on their Zanpakuto which ended ultimately ended in them turning to him, making him glad that he was able to figure something out. Metabee started,’So first, like I’ve said I trained the Kido Corps in whichever area they specialised in though I can’t say they’ve made a huge progress but there is a clear difference in their technique than before. I also went to Squads 5, 9 and 13 hoping to get some additional forces into our ranks which turned out pretty well since we got around extra 200 members which will join us and have already began training.’ He would then Yoshirou speak and ask any question if he had any or if not he would simply continue to the heart of the matter,’As for the Kido, I haven’t made much progress. I was actually empty handed until yesterday when I’ve figured something that could help us. You could say it is the solution that we have been looking for. The answer is the compatibility of the energy. Our Zanpakutos are naturally attuned to a specific element or attribute so when you force it to use an element other than itself it will simply reject it. That’s why it never worked out. Our bodies are different and with time will be able to use different kind of energies and the proof is the Kidos that we have which have a wide variety of attributes to them. So what is the solution to this? Well, luckily our Zanpakutos are not just mindless weapons and can be reasoned with. This means that if we want them to accept this new energy then we will have to convince them to do so. Simply put we will have to go through a trial from our Zanpakuto to once again prove to them that we are ready for this and that they can trust us.'
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    By the time Metabee had returned it was already the middle of the evening. He was excited to hear what kind of progress Yoshirou and JDan made and what they were able to come up with but even more than that he was excited to tell them of his foundings. However, that excitement ddn't really show as he was simply tired. In the past 6 days he was busy day and night so he didn't actually get much sleep, causing bags to form under his eyes. Perhaps he would get some sleep tonight in preparation for their real training the next day. This time, he returned to the Mansion with two suitcases which contained his things. Not wanting to carry them around, the Captain headed straight for his room. As he entered the room, the bed instantly look captivating to him but there were still some things that he had to do before he could sleep. One of those things was unpacking. He started with the smaller of the two suitcases which contained some spare clothes that he sorted out and put into the wardrobe while the underwear went into the drawers. Next was the suitcase which contained decorations for his room. He started by putting some pictures on his desk and then moved onto the books that he brought. The first two shelves would have knowledge books which would help anyone learn a bit about fighting or some general matters like other races and their realms, he tried to bring as wide variety as he could. The other two shelves he filled with normal books that could be used to simply pass the time. All the shelves were sorted in alphabetical order to make things easier to find. To finish up, Metabee closed the two suitcases up and stashed them under his bed. He let out a sigh and massaged his nose bridge as a knock came on the door so he went to get it. Upon opening it he saw Yoshirou as his face showed disappointment,'Oh, its you. I thought it was the pizza delivery guy but it seems my hopes have been ruined,' he said to tease him. The Captain stretched out his hand for a handshake as he grinned,'Come in. It's time to catch up.' OOC: where are the treats Yoshi!
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    Once he finished his dinner, Yoshirou showed him where to put to trash since this hall was different from the previous one they used. The Noble then said that actually before going to sleep he still had some more work to do. Both him and JDan seemed very passionate and motivated about their work compared to Metabee who would prefer to just go to sleep and leave it for the next day. Yoshirou then extended his hand for a handshake and teased him more but also said a goodbye in case they wouldn’t see each other. Metabee shook his hand,’Aww, how cute. Want me to give you a plushie of me so that it keeps you company? I’ll try to be back as soon as I can.’ After this, the two split up and headed in their own directions. The Captain headed straight for his room where he had a proper shower and went to bed. The next morning, after breakfast was over and done with Metabee left for the Kido Corps. Since he didn’t bring anything on they way here he didn’t have to carry any sort of luggage but he will definitely return with some sort of decorations for his new room at the mansion. Once he arrived everyone knew of his presence as he quickly set things in motion and mobilised everyone in the training grounds. First, he had to explain what had happened in Rukongai with Monk and then Sama’el which lead on to the current threat that loomed before them. This meant that they had to train to make sure their skills were top notch. With all the other Captains absent it fell to Yoshirou and Metabee to unite the Gotei 13, or at least as much as possible. In terms of training, the first day was the slowest as Metabee had to organise everyone and see their strengths and weaknesses to decide on how to approach this best. After analysing everyone, he put them into groups where each group trained something specific and had a senior member looking over them. There was no time to learn something new so instead it was best to hone what they were already best at. That way on the battlefield everyone will have something that they excel at and will be able to support other teams that are not so good at that particular thing. The training for the first day quickly came to an end but Metabee the work was far from over. First, he met up with Sayuri to inform her of his decision about the fight and then he had wanted to discuss their relationship which ultimately ended up in them splitting ways. His next destination was the Kido Corps library where he picked up a stack of books and delved in hoping to find something of use but time was limited so no results were found. The next day, the same pattern occurred where he trained the Kido Corps members by day but by night he was doing his own research. The members seemed to have a slight improvement from the previous day which is exactly what he wanted. If they trained like this every day for two weeks then the slight improvements would add up to something substantial which will increase their chances by ever so slightly. This continued until the 4th day when Metabee didn’t come to the training but instead decided to head for Squad 5 and 9 barracks. These were two Squads that had close ties with the Kido Corps so they were his best bet. His reason for going there was to gather more forces. He told them of the threat before them in the same way that he told his own members. In the end, he managed to convince the elite and senior members to join them in the battle and to start their own preparations. However, that was not all as his next destination was the Squad 13 barracks. Although they weren’t really affiliated, Squad 13 was the one that Yoshirou used to be a Captain of so he figured getting help from them would be easier. He told them what their previous Captain was up to and that he needed help in the upcoming battle against the forces of Hell. Though this didn’t seem to make them any more less reluctant to help as there was no much meaning in fighting for someone that left them. This meant that he had to use his authority as the Kido Corps Captain and the Advisor to Kyoraku in order to rally some forces. In the end, from the 3 Squads they would be getting around 200 or so members to fight with them which in terms of their forces was quite a big improvement. Especially so, when he was aiming for quality over quantity so this could be considered quite a big success. However, in terms of creating a new Kido Metabee was no further than when he started and he was running out of material that he could reach out to, perhaps there used to be more but with the barracks destroyed a lot of it was burnt. On the fifth day, he decided to change his thinking a bit. No Kido creation process would be the same so they had to tailor it to this particular one. First, he reviewed what they knew and looked to what clues they had. His biggest clue was actually JDan. He mentioned that when he tried to encase his Zanpakuto in his new element it failed every time but when he did it with his body it succeeded. Why? He thought about it and reviewed what he knew about energy types and then the answer quickly became clear. The Captain quickly confirmed this with his Zanpakuto and it seemed that he was correct. Metabee finally found a solution that would help them have a breakthrough. The sixth day was when the one week deadline was for Yoshirou and JDan which meant that he had to go back to the Kyoraku Mansion. However, he definitely wouldn’t be leaving empty handed as his time away proved to be quite fruitful so it wasn’t time wasted. Looking back, it seemed that he achieved quite a lot in the short span of six days so he definitely felt a sense of pride. With the training finished for the day, Metabee packed some things that he would take with him and left for the Kyoraku Mansion once again, where he arrived in the middle of the evening.
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    After Metabee told the two of his decision about Sayuri, Yoshirou told him off for his mindset. He did understand as he told him off for the same thing this very morning,'We shouldn't, but the thought is at the back of everyone's mind. It's unavoidable. Besides, even strength wise she's not ready to face the Tsumikami.' Even if the he was to survive perhaps he would leave it to her either way. The Captain still wasn't sure what he will do once it is over, but he did have a few options in mind. They had a brief moment of silence as they simply enjoyed their meal. Metabee asked if they had any questions but nothing came up,'Well, we'll keep in contact daily anyway so we'll solve things as they come up.' With their discussion finished and dinner too JDan declared that he will be going on ahead and going for a patrol of the premises. They saw him off and quickly there was only two of them left. Yoshirou was the second to finish his dinner which only left Metabee, who was taking his time with the sushi which was by far his favourite out of todays meal. Once he was done he drank it down with some water and was also officially finished with the dinner. Soon after, the Noble suggested that they turn in for the night and the Captain nodded. It was a particulalry exhausting day for him and JDan so they needed their rest and Metabee wanted to catch up on the sleep that he missed the previous night so it seemed a good point to finish up. Metabee would clean after himself before they would head off to their rooms to sleep. OOC: good to know...
  5. Kyouraku Mansion

    In between the talking Metabee would eat and someone else would take the turn to talk. JDan reassured him that he will keep trying to find out more about his discovery. The Captain then informed the two that he will be leaving to sort out the Kido Corps which Yoshirou quickly accepted and offered help,'Sure, thanks. I don't think we will be doing anything complicated though and just simply buffing up our ranks.' The Noble also told him to give Sayuri his regards and wished her all the best,'I will. Though I don't think I will allow her to participate in this coming battle. If I am to die then there needs to be someone suitable to replace me and lead the Squad. Nonetheless, it will still be hard on her.' JDan then asked if he will be leaving tonight but Metabee shook his head,'No, it's better if I leave in the morning. If I left now nothing can be done at this hour anyway so I prefer to stay the night and gather my thoughts.' While these two would be catching up to him, he will not completely put aside the Kido and instead use the opportunity to browse the Kido Corps library more in hopes of finding some sort of clues or tips. Yoshirou reassured him that he will not slack off as their future depended on the effort that they put in now. The Captain nodded,'So, concerning the Kido I think that should be it unless you want to discuss some specific points.'
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    After stating his own progress for the day, the two were instantly impressed which made him chuckle. Compared to the Kido that they will be making this was just a small feat,’Thanks, though I’m sure you two will also be able to do this with ease. Without any sort of consequences perhaps. Even so, it’s a bit harder than it seems. A lot of the Kido’s are very similar so it’s hard to find one that will suit yourself. I’m interested to see which Kido’s you two will choose to customise.’ The last one to report his progress was JDan who seemed to have a small breakthrough by being able to channel the element through his body. This quite intrigued Metabee,’Hmm, that’s interesting. I’m not sure if that’s to do with your ‘use’ of the energy or is it something that’s worthy of being the incomplete version of the Kido. We will have to look into it more.’ If they find out something more then maybe they it will help them to find a way to continue overall. The Noble then stated his happiness that his idea would actually be becoming a reality, and at such a fast pace,’It was never impossible to begin with, just very hard to accomplish.’ The Captain continued with breaking up their process into stages. Since he was further ahead of the other two it meant that he had less things to do but he was still going to use that time wisely. Metabee spoke,’The Kyoraku have began their preparations and so the Kido Corps should too. I will be going back to the barracks for a day or two, maybe more, I don’t know yet. I need to tell them of the situation and guide them on how to prepare for the battle so I will train them a bit. I also have certains matters to discuss with Sayuri. This means that I won’t be present but that’s not an excuse to slack off. Most of this work is up to the individual anyway since the Kido will vary in form from person to person. If any problems come up you can contact me via Hell Butterfly and I’ll see what we can do.’
  7. Kyouraku Mansion

    They returned to the Mansion where they split up when they reached their own floor though their later destination was mutual. As time was short and everyone was hungry Metabee quickly sorted himself out with a quick wash and changed into the Shihakusho that he was given before heading off to the kitchen. Once they all arrived they walked in to see an empty room due to the fact that they came a bit later since they were busy. The maids served them promptly with their dinner which was much different to the day before. Every day had something on the menu that would still impress so it would be hard to get bored of such luxury. Yoshirou was the first to speak up as he told them what he did. His progress didn't seem like much so far but he found the path that he will follow so it was of great importance nonetheless. Metabee was the next to speak,'Well, I think that I have successfully customised two Kido's to my spiritual signature. They seemed to have changed appearance and properties at least but I didn't get to try it out on another living being yet so as for effects that's still unknown. However, it doesn't seem to be without it's consequences for me so I don't think I will be able to use this a lot in a real battle. I spent the rest of my time thinking of a way to carry forward but nothing came to mind so no breakthrough.' Then they waited for JDan's report and Metabee would continue,'Alright, so let's do it like this. Stage 1 is being able to gather the element you are using. Stage 2 is being able to manipulate and giving it a specific use. The third and final stage will be the Kido itself though it will have sub-stages as we are not likely to get the final result straight away. Since my element is darkness I have already mastered stage 1 and 2 so that's your objective by the end of the week and then we will carry forward with stage 3 together.'
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    By the time Metabee reached JDan, a helping hand was no longer needed. He defnitely seemed to feel proud of himself and said that he will give them a run for his money. The Captain let out a laugh,'I will be looking forward to when that happens.' If they were to die on the battlefield then JDan would probably left to keep the Clan going so he had to become strong. He had to be able to surpass them. JDan still definitely had more room to improve so that means that he hasn't completely tapped into his full potential. The two then walked over to Yoshirou who had come back to the present. With the amount of time he was meditating for it couldn't have been normal meditation which meant that he must have been in his Inner World which explained why he was so tired. The Noble took his hand and got to his feet before agreeing with him. He suggested that they should talk about their day over dinner, once they have freshened up a little,'Sure. Can't discuss important matters on an empty stomach after all.'
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    Metabee looked on as he waited for the two to finish up with their training. The first one to call it a day seemed to be JDan who actually had some sort of breakthrough before he expended the last of his energy for the day. The Captain walked up to him and offered him a hand,'Good work today. Keep it up and you might be the first to complete the Kido.' He said this sincerely as JDan was by far the person who worked the hardest today. Perhaps he even had a glimpse of a level that Metabee hasn't reached yet. This left them with Yoshirou being the only one who was still training. Since he was meditating they couldn't really interrupt him so their only choice was to wait. Soon enough, the Noble opened his eyes so the two approached him. Once again, Metabee offered a helping hand,'Come on, let's finish up here. If we overexert ourselves we will be slumped for the remaining days.' Pacing was important in this type of task. All of them were eager for results but if they damaged their bodies then it would only delay their goal so they had to keep a healthy physical and mental balance. Training was important but so was rest and now this would be their time of rest. The day was coming to an end so all that was left for them to do was to have dinner and then relax before the new day would start and their training would continue.
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    Having finished what he wanted to do for the day, Metabee had no other choice but to wait for the other two to finish. He looked around to where they were and saw how they were doing. Yoshirou was still in the same spot as he started it. The Noble was still meditatiing and it looked like he hasn't moved a single milimetre,'Maybe he was meditating for so long that he fell asleep.' Although they got enough sleep to recover their energy they weren't fully rested after the previous day and especially when it came to their mental side. Next, he looked to what JDan was doing. The Head of Security actually looked like he was the one that was putting the most effort into this, even on the first day. Perhaps he didn't feel adequate since he wasn't on their level. This made him work even harder to try to prove his worth to them. However, to them it didn't matter how strong or how weak he was, they accepted him all the same. Besides, in the case of creating a new Kido they were all equal. None of them had done something like this before and equally struggled, though at different stages. Still this idea for a new Kido seemed pretty crazy and such ideas would always come from Yoshirou. He let out a sigh,'What a bother.' Metabee still didn't know what he was planning either but his recent talk of making a will and leaving a legacy meant that he was going to sacrifice himself. This meant that this Kido might be the last gift that he would give to his clansmen. However, he didn't want that. He wanted to find a way that wouldn't sacrifice anyone. This seemed like the biggest threat to Soul Society and all the other races so perhaps after this was over both of them will be able to retire and lead a simple peaceful life. This was what he hoped for.
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    Metabee was deep in thought as he ran many simulations in his head about how to proceed with this Kido. However, none of them seemed very viable and so he didn't make any progress. Even with his extensive knowledge of Kido he couldn't get anywhere which proved how big of a challenge this particular Kido would be. He was suddenly impressed by the first generation of Shinigami. The person who was able to create a 100 Hados and Bakudos must have been a real genius to create techniques that would be used for all eternity and were highly accessible to everyone. The Captain opened his eyes and let out a sigh. It seemed he wouldn't ever be getting on that level. He was no genius. He was just an average man that had suffered at the hands of fate. Metabee then got to his feet and thought about what to do next. The other two were training intensely so at least they were making some progress. Three heads would definitely be better than one but for that it was better to wait. He didn't want to pressure them even more when they haven't even reached that stage and wanted them to solely focus on what they were doing. It was then that he felt the time come to a stop. Everything froze in place while only his time continued. Black flames appeared in front of him with a big yellow smile on their face,'You want more power, do you? Alas, power always comes with a price, one that you will have to pay. You know what you must do.' The flames laughed,'Sit upon the throne and succumb to the darkness! Whether you gain power or lose your sanity, well that's another matter!' The black flames spoke with a mocking tone as they took pleasure in seeing him suffer. Metabee frowned,'You would like that wouldn't you,' he said so before drawing his Zanpakuto and attacking the flames. However, it was to no effect as the Zanpakuto simply went through but the flames burst causing him small burns. The black flames then reached out their hands for Metabee's throat as they began strangling him and burning him,'Foolish mortal! I will return and only then will you know the true meaning of despair!' However, after saying so the flame quickly disappeared and time continued to flow. Last time it mentioned that it was weak so it probably couldn't materialise for long. Either way, the Captain wouldn't listen to it and healed himself. There must be another way and he would find that way. He wasn't planning on doing all this just to sacrifice himself. He wanted to protect this place and create a better future. Thinking about preparations, the Kyoraku were preparing but what about the Kido Corps? He had to give them a warning too and let them make their own preparations. The more they trained the less lives they would lose. That's why Metabee decided that tomorrow he would be going back to the barracks and set things in motion for his squad.
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    To test the results of this training Metabee would have to wait until the other two are done and use them as guinea pigs. Perhaps after he shows them they will get their own ideas how to enhance the Kidos to fit with their spirit signature and fighting style. They would probably be able to achieve it at this point but the training they are currently going through would definitely help them so once again the other two would require great patience and determination. Being done with the Sekiention the Captain would move onto another Kido. This time he was going to use another Bakudo as well since they seemed the easiest to work with. He decided to work with Hainawa so he followed the same process as before. First, he imagined a circle which quickly blackened and set alight with purple flames as soon as he gathered dark spirit energy. Metabee then released the Kido and quickly noticed the change of properties. The first was once again the change of colour as the rope was now black in colour with a dark purple outline. The other change was the range of the Kido because the distance it reached seemed to be very limited. The Captain swung it a few times in many different directions to be able to control it like a whip as it was the perfect length. However, once again he wasn't able to tell the effects of this enhanced Kido unless he had a test subject. The Kido faded away and soon after Metabee felt something running down his nose so he quickly inspected it and noticed blood. He wasn't really known to be the type of person to get nosebleeds so it must be the side effects of this training. Darkness was often considered a double edged blade. It was very rare that someone could wield darkness without any sort of repercussions unless there was no other hope for them and darkness was their only saving grace. This meant that he probably had a limited amount of uses of such Kido and only use them if he was certain that they would bring him an advantage. That's why he decided to stop here for now and instead started to meditate though it might be called counter productive. Many people meditated to clear their head of thoughts but this time Metabee did it in order to organise his thought and think even more about the ways they can proceed with this Kido.
  13. Greetings Spirit People

    There doesn't seem to be a template for the URP Hollows so you can just look how others have done theirs to give you an idea what one should include. You could use the ORP template since they are pretty similar and then just add any extra information you wish to mention. Though in the URP you don't have a sentence restriction so you can write as much as you want or as little as you want. However, do remember that the more details you put the better we will get to know your character and will be able to help you improve as you progress.
  14. Greetings Spirit People

    Well, before you get into the RP you should be aware of the options you have. On this site we've got two types of RP: one is the Official Role Play(ORP) and the other is the Unofficial Role Play(URP). What's the difference? The ORP is regulated by moderators who make sure that your character and his abillites adhere to rules so make sure to read through all the rules first so that you know what you can do and can't do. The template you posted is from the ORP so to answer your question, yes you can stop at the class and fill out the abilities after you actually have them figured out. From what I remember, there aren't really any standard hollow powers until you become an Adjuchas which is when the abilities come into play. Your other option is the URP which isn't as strict because it doesn't really have rules and isn't moderated but it falls upon you to make sure that the way you roleplay is fair and not overpowered. In the URP an application isn't necessary but it sure does help because you plan out your character and it also helps other roleplayers to see what your character looks like, some of his backstory of personality.
  15. Kyouraku Mansion

    The three knew what they had to do so Metabee gave some last tips before they began. The first to leave was Yoshirou and then JDan who also left after giving a short reply of which the contents were expected. The Captain also chose a spot for himself and began his own training. Since he was going to customise a Kido then he had to work with one that was already created rather than making one from scratch which was much simpler. However, the problem was once again how to give the Kido the desired effect. If he was going to customise a Kido he would have to cast it with dark spirit energy but using a high level Kido with the latter would put a great strain even on the Kido Captain. This meant that he had to stick to the lower level Kido though that wasn't such a bad thing per se. Even a low level Kido could become lethal in the hands of a master and so Metabee started thinking of the Kido that he can work with to achieve blindness but that proved harder than he thought. The low level Hado were sparse and didn't feel like they would suit the job so he thought about the Bakudo which also didn't show much potential as they seemed very situational. The Captain let out a sigh but then an idea came to mind. If he was going to cause blindness or 'obscuring sight' then one Bakudo fit that job perfectly. It didn't have much combat use and he himself hasn't used it much in the past as it didn't really fit his fighting style. Perhaps now it would provide more use. Metabee cast a Sekiention causing red smoke to spread out from the ground and cover the close vicinity. It blocked the line of sight but it served no protection whatsoever and against a strong opponent the user would be found pretty easily. However, what if this smoke was to have other properties rather than to be a nuisance? It could prove useful even in close combat. He waited until the smoke dispersed and then focused himself. This would be a bit different to what he normally does as his weapons were made around him but to use a Kido one must channel the energy through his own body. To use a Kido newbies were usually given the mental image of a circle or a pool of water and lunging yourself or the energy at it. The Captain began gathering dark spirit energy as he himself prepared this very mental image. However, in the next moment the image involuntarily changed to that of the circle blackening as if it was infected with some sort of disease while the circumference started burning with a small purple flame. It was like some sort of evil energy was begging to be released into the world. Metabee didn't wait any longer as he put out his right hand and used the Kido causing black smoke to erupt from him. He carefully inspected the Kido and the clear difference was the colour of the smoke but he didn't feel any special effects from it. He didn't know it if was because he was immune to said effects or was it because his attempt failed. The only way to find out would be to use it on someone else so once the smoke dispersed he looked for a live specimen but it was to no avail as the training grounds were specifically isolated so that their training would be undisturbed. The Captain let out a sigh as it only meant his results would be delayed.
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    After Metabee told the Noble that he should get enough sleep he teased him so the Captain would tease back,'I prefer to be called daddy.' However, in the end he agreed that sleep was important to ones performance. He then reassured him about the situation in Rukongai which seamed to ese his mind. They had a lot of things to think about but in order to be able to continue creating this Kido a clear mind was required. Once again JDan seemed to be happy to be able to continue his duties and then they confirmed their next course of action. Metabee made a declaration and announced a deadline of two weeks. The two listened carefully but were not intimidated by the deadline, instead they were even more enthusiastic about it. It all started just as a one off request but now it was something that they needed for the upcoming battle,'I say, ideally the second week would be for fine tuning the Kido and working out the small details so aim to get to that level by then.' Yoshirou stated that first he needs to work out his preferred element as they just happened to use lightning,'That's right. Using the wrong element will make it so much harder so your first step is to figure that out.' On the other hand, it was pretty clear that JDan's element would be earth as the tree itself stated,'It really suits you. In my mind earth has more defensive uses but like they say the best defense is the best offense so I want you to start thinking how you could apply that to yourself.' Metabee then let the two begin their training while he himself walked away a bit further away from them. It was a training that required a lot of concetration so he didn't want to disturb them. Satisfied with the distance, the Captain let out a sigh. In terms of training, he was already a few steps ahead of the two. They would find it a bit harder due to the natures of their Zanpakuto's but those who already had an affinity to an element would find this training a bit easier as they could probably pass the first two steps with no problems. Metabee's Zanpakuto element was darkness so that was the element he had an affinity to and wouldn't sense any other element. He focused himself and gathered dark spirit energy into his right hand causing a small purple flame to appear. His application was also already clear as well as a saber was created in his hand. It was something that he had really struggled with in the beginning but now it was second nature to him. So while the two caught up to him he would focus his attention elsewhere. The Captain remembered how Yoshirou talked about changing the properties of Kidos with their spiritual signature if they fired it from their Zanpakuto but maybe it was much simpler than that. So his task for the day was to modify some Kidos and change their properties to darkness and give them additional effects. The first one he will start with was blidness.
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    Metabee sighed as Yoshirou replied saying that he fights it to make it to bed,'That's because you give yourself too much work. You need just as much rest as any other person.' The Noble then stated that he likes the 'boring' days which they experience to which the Captain nodded,'Mm, boring is nice.' How many boring days did they have left? Not even they knew but surely after this battle nothing will be the same. This will be the biggest scaled battle that Soul Society would experience and it's effects will be even bigger. While they walked, Yoshirou mentioned that the emergency team probably reached the Rukongai village right about now,'I doubt anything bad will happen. They won't be making a move this soon. Both sides have to prepare. Also it's hard for a Hollow to come here too so I doubt there will be any incident like yesterday.' It was very likely that their preparation's still weren't complete because yesterday they had the biggest opportunity to invade with the Hell's Gate being open and the two of them being tired and the only Shinigami around, and yet they didn't. Therefore, they definitely still had time but how much, they will never be able to find out. Soon enough, they reached the training grounds where they saw JDan training with his Zanpakuto,'Oh look, he's actually sober!' Metabee hasn't seen JDan's state personally the previous morning but it was quite clear but now he was already back to training and probably eagerly waiting for them. The man as big as a tree approached them and greeted them while adding that everyone was worried about them. The Captain nodded,'You too, sorry for worrying you.' Without further delay, Yoshirou asked if they should continue from where they left off and he nodded,'That's right. First, master being able to quickly gather the energy quickly enough and then you can start by experimenting using it in attacks.' The Captain then turned his back to them and took a few steps forward. He closed his eyes and took a deep breath in. Metabee then spun on his heels to quickly face them again causing his coat to flutter about and he put his right arm forward as he raised his voice,'The time is nigh! A large scale battle approaches us! We must strengthen our forces to prevent the destruction of our homes once again! Our deadline to create this Kido is two weeks!' Mastering a Kido that they just created would take too long so their goal was to create something that will be somewhat usable in combat and teach those able ones to use it. They had a lot of work ahead of them and even less time. With that declaration a race against time begins.
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    It seems that after his initial comment Yoshirou was quite surprised which meant that it was quite effective. However, Metabee knew that he would be told when the time is due since if teh mystery plan is to be successful then he probably had some kind of role to play in it too. But for now it was decided that they should continue the training. The Noble said that every day is a fight which made Metabee chuckle,'Yea, a fight to get out of bed.' Yoshirou then mentioned something concerning peace or a curse,'While it is true that long times of peace may get boring but only once your peace is taken away that you miss those 'boring' days and wish for it once more. Either way, we are beings that are never satisfied and will want something more.' The two of them then began walking to their destination while the Noble suggested that Metabee take the day off instead of wasting time with them. The Captain simply smiled,'True, that does sound quite tempting but maybe later. Even though I showed you the basics you might still need my advice and besides I need to keep watch over you so that you don't hurt yourself.'
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    After his speech, Yoshirou looked like he wanted to say something but ultimately he gave up on it and simply let out a laugh. He found this disappointed as he wanted to hear the answer the Noble would have given him. This particular topic was always interesting to discuss because while everyone believed in something different, all version contained some kind of truth in them. However, with that the topic seemed to come to a close for now as they moved onto matters that actually could be solved. Metabee denied the fact that he had ever heard about the mercenary group that Yoshirou asked him about but instead of continuing the topic he also seemed to kill this one off too saying that it wasn't the right time to talk about it which he was definitely going to call him out for,'Wow, what a way to be an ass. You make a person curious and then just end it there. Do you just leave the room too after you turn on a woman?' The Noble had also mentioned continuing training so the Captain let out a sigh,'Didn't you have enough fighting yesterday? Even if you say training there isn't much for me to actually do. I showed you the basics so for now you two need to practice before we can do anything else.' Though that didn't change the fact that he had to watch over them so either way he got up and was ready to move to the training grounds.
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    Metabee listened to Yoshirou response who was very passionate about this sort of stuff. Discussions with him were always very interesting but as his Advisor he had to also show him different viewpoints. Although, their current discussion probably wouldn't affect any of their decisions it was also something to think about. However, thinking too much could become dangerous too so everything had to be done in moderation. The Captain chuckled at the response,'Garbage? That's nonsense right there. You are missing a key concept here. They do actually make a pretty good point. Let's say there is a good and evil side and the evil one wins. If there is no one that can overthrow them, who will say that they are wrong? It is the strongest side that decides the future. Of course, methods and morals aside a victory is a victory, as much as we hate to admit it when we are on the losing side. How about that? Also let me give you something to think about. Even if you say that Shinigami strive for the greater good we also have blood on our hands, by definition doesn't that also make us Sinners? Then why is it that we are here in 'Heaven' and the Sinners are in Hell? Surely, if we are talking right or wrong it shouldn't matter when a sin was committed, it is a sin nonetheless. So, why are we excluded from this judgement? Is it for the sake of this so called 'Balance'? Who gets to decide this?' Metabee said this with a mischevious smile but it was the painful truth that many of those who have reached the peak have realised by now. Who gets to decide? The Spirit King? God? The will of the Universe? Whatever it was, did it matter? In the end, living beings will always make the choice that benefits them and their closest ones the most, even if it means completely wiping out the opposition. Metabee was also like that. He believed in Fate and Destiny but as soon as it became unfavourable to him he would rebel against it without a second thought. He wanted to make sure that Yoshirou understood this but he also didn't want him to lose hope because of it. After his remark on Yoshirou saying he should make a will he also said that he wasn't planning to die any time soon. With nothing more to say on the matter they moved on to the crucial talks. Soul Society's current position didn't seem good but it seemed that the Noble had planned something. He began by asking about a mercenary group called Odd's n' Ends which was supposedly a mercenary group composed of Vizards. It seemed that behind the scenes Jessica was sent to find one of them here although since it was his second day here Metabee couldn't have noticed her absence,'I haven't heard of them. I don't really put too much focus on smaller factions while the much bigger ones threaten us. Having more Vizards with us would definitely boost our strength but it wouldn't prove a significant difference in the grand scheme of things. So there must be something more to it on why you want them.' It didn't require someone smart to see that there must have been some sort of secret plan behind this since having ten or twenty more Vizards wouldn't change the outcome of such a big battle.
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    Yoshirou was surprised to be slapped by Metabee but he listened nonetheless. Both of them weren't very confident about the future but they couldn't give up now just because they were threatened. However, Metabee was a bit bothered about how the Noble kept mentioning that good will always prevail and stuff like that,'You know you keep saying that good will always triumph but to begin with, what is good and what is evil? How do we define them? What if there was a person that had done many evil things in his life but he could still be called a good person? That's why I think that life is full of gray areas instead. Neither the demons nor the Gotei are innocent. From our perspective it might look like we are the good ones but lets say a Quincy would overlook this conflict, which side would they deem as the evil one?' Obviously, the Captain believed in the statement too but he couldn't fully agree with it. It was just another case of 'life just isn't that simple' but discussing philosophy wouldn't get them anywhere. Yoshirou then went quiet and mentioned that he should start planning a will,'You won't get far with an attitude like that. You want me to beat your ass?' The Noble got up and asked him his opinion about the Gates of Hell and Sama'el,'Well the Gates of Hell are nothing new, they've been around forever but damn I want a cloak like that.' It was really hard to judge such a comples demon from just a single meeting but he was definitely strong and apparently there was someone even stronger than him. It would take at least 3 Captains and full strength to take on Sama'el so an even greater threat was quite problematic,'With our current lack of Captains in the Gotei it is quite problematic but it's not like we have anyone to turn to considering all the other races are at war with us. We are at a very big numbers disadvantage. Even among the Squads there are many inexperienced Shinigami who would struggle against a single Togabito, not to say a whole army of them. Furthermore, we have no definite way of killing them adn even with their time limit it wouldn't be impossible to destroy Seiretei. Our situation doesn't look very good.'
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    The first location that Metabee decided to check was the dining room. Both his and the Noble's hunger was at the same level and both of them needed a good breakfast to be able to do their duties. However, upon turning up at the dining room he was greeted by Scarlett and Olivia while there was no sign of Yoshirou. When asked about this the two maids said that Yoshirou was so busy with his duties that he took his breakfast on the go. On the contrary, Metabee was not in a rush so he decided to sit down and eat calmly and at his own pace. The maids checked on his from time to time and even made small talk about his first impressions of the previous day. Metabee avoided mentioning anything negative to them and managed to keep it positive all the way through. Like Harold said they had their own battle to fight in the mansion so they shouldn't be worried about unneccesary things. However, that wasn't fully possible. They would worry about them either way. There was nothing worse than feeling powerless and being able to wait for the result but nonetheless the Captain wanted to ease their burdens. Everyone did. After he was done eating, he thanked the maids and continued on his search for Yoshirou. In this massive mansion it was very hard to find a specific person so in the end he decided to ask one of the guards. They directed him to a garden so now that he knew where to go heading there was no big problem. When Metabee arrived there he found the Noble by himself sitting on the bench. The garden was empty save for all the different kinds of flowers and the two Shinigami. The Captain approached him and sat on the bench. He raised his right foot to his left knee and rested his elbows on the back support of the bench before letting out a sigh. Surely both of them had a lot on their mind following the previous day but this mood will not do. Metabee then slapped the Noble in the back of the head,'No sulking! Seiretei has been invaded countless times but each time we prevailed. Of course there was a lot of damage done but each time it was rebuilt. Our two squads were destroyed but here we are, with everything as normal. If Seiretei falls, as long as there is Shinigami we will rebuild and if not we will simply find a new place to reside. The Quincies were meant to be on the brink of extinction but they seem to be doing fine, just in smaller numbers.' It was not the end of the world and it wouldn't be. They would always find a way, no matter which race it was.
  23. Kyouraku Mansion

    When Metabee woke up the sun was already high in the sky meaning that it was a bit after noon. It was a pretty late time to wake up, even for his standards, and he was sure that everyone was scurrying about doing their duties without fail. However, considering the time they got back at the Captain was able to get an average 7 hours sleep. He sat up and looked out the window but the sun shone directly on his eyes so he put his arm over them as if to run away from the light. Thinking about lights, he was reminded of the sight he saw last night but wasn't sure if it was just some weird dream or if it was real. As far as he knew Shinigami only had one Inner World which should not change, yet such a phenomenon happened right before his eyes. He wanted to check it as soon as possible but if he went in his boxers like he was now the two Spirits would surely have a field day making jokes out of it. So, Metabee got out his bed and went to have a shower and got dressed. He then made his bed and stepped out to the balcony. The Captain closed his eyes and entered his Inner World. In reality, it was very bright and the sun was high up in the sky but in his Inner World there was no sign of a sun or a moon, there was only a dark sky filled with stars. There were many lights surrounding him but he didn't even know if they were real or artificial. He bent down and took a flower into his hand. Even after being separated from the earth, the light given off by the flower did not fade,'How peculiar,' he said to himself. Metabee didn't recall seeing any flower like this before, especially ones that glowed but even if he wanted to examine what caused this light he couldn't take it out of his Inner World. However, just like the previous night his two Spirits didn't show any signs of themselves. If something bad happened to them he would have known so they must be fine. He looked around as he explored but still no sign of them until the only place that he didn't look was the castle. Was it even safe to enter it though? The words of the flames caused him doubts. As long as he didn't sit on the throne nothing bad should happen but at the same time he had no guarantee of that. In the end, he decided to go in and explore. The gates of the castle opened themselves as soon as Metabee got close to them as if inviting him further in. Torches on the wall lit up as he walked which brightened up the the long corridor. From the gates it looked to be a straight long corridor up until another set of big doors which was probably the throne room. A red carpet filled the corridor and there were many decorations on the walls like all sorts of weapons or ornaments. However, what got his attention the most was large pictures that covered the majority of the walls. The first few were very blurry and couldn't be recognised but the further he got the more he realised what they showed. They were his life events. Good or bad, anything of importance was illustrated on these pictures. All the pictures made him feel weird but if you thought about it wasn't this how Zanpakuto Spirits saw the lives of their owners? They would watch the lives of their owners 24/7 for all eternity but they would find that a lot of it was simply mediocre. However, throughout that life were many highlights, ones that were now illustrated as pictures in his case. It made sense in a way for them to be here but it didn't exactly make him feel any better as it felt like some outsider was looking into his head. Finally, Metabee reached the doors of the throne room and walked through them. The throne room was quite a large room but compared to the many decorations of the corridor it felt quite empty. The main attraction of the room was where the red carpet ended, the throne. The room was not at an equal level as there were several steps leading towards the throne which showed clear superiority. On both sides of the throne were torch stands which were lit but they were the same black flames he saw yesterday. The throne itself looked comfortable but it wasn't empty. Sitting upon it was an adult man, who apart from his white shirt wore all black from head to toe. He was dressed in a black suit with the addition of a trench coat of the same colour it was quite similar to what Metabee was wearing right now actually. The stubble on the man's face revealed his age but also gave him an aura of wisdom, his messy black hair could be said to be quite long for menly standards though it wasn't even long enough to reach the collar of his coat. The man's black eyes briefly glowed in an orangey tint as soon as they saw Metabee,'Have you been enjoying the sights? Perhaps you would like a seat? Here, I even hired a personal jester for you,' a malicious grin appeared on his face as he said the last part. In this new Inner World not even the appearance of his Zanpakuto remained the same. Was it still the same person? His Inner Hollow appeared in the room wearing a jester outfit, which truly was quite a comical sight but the Captain wasn't in the mood for jokes,'What is the meaning of this?' His Zanpakuto answered,'What ever do you mean?' Metabee frowned,'All these changes!' Acnologia sighed,'Have you never head of a Zanpakuto hiding it's true form? It is more common than you think. Before now you could be said to be quite immature and thus my form reflected that, but now you have proved yourself to be quite mature and therefore my form also changed to reflect that. Simple to understand, is it not?' He did have a point. Some Zanpakuto didn't reveal their true form if they didn't believe their master was worthy and that also reflected in the state of their Shikai and Bankai. The Captain asked another question,'What about the Inner World?' The Zanpakuto Spirit spoke as if it was natural,'The same principles apply. The Inner World of a Shinigami is a reflection of their heart, therefore your heart also changed and your current world represents that. It took the form of a wasteland because you were lonely and isolated yourself from the rest of the world. That did not even change during the happiest times of your life. Even while you were with Elena, the rest of the world did not matter and your world only consisted of you and her. After her death it became much worse as your Inner World was thrown into turmoil from constant storms and hurricanes. However, things are different now. While you might still be somewhat isolated you have found yourself a place that you belong along with friends that you can trust. Furthermore, you have come to terms with the death of your beloved and so your perception of the world change to what you see now. Even though it may be dark, there is always a small light that gives you some kind of hope.' It was quite a lengthy explanation but it didn't seem to be anything extraordinary like he thought it would be. It all seemed quite natural. He did feel a bit more mature with how the way things were going and at least his mental state seemed to have made progress. Metabee had one final question to ask,'Was that you yesterday?' Acnologia shook his head,'No. We were present but that being must have blocked out our presence. It only seemed to be interested in you while we were pushed away.' That made him even more curious,'Who was he then?' The Zanpakuto Spirit frowned,'Not who but what. They were the remains of a dangerous being that would be quite problematic if he were still to be alive. You must be careful. If he returns, you will be hunted.' He still didn't understand but it didn't look like his Zanpakuto would tell him. The only way was to find out himself. Shortly afterwards, Metabee left his Inner World and returned back to reality where only a few minutes went by. The Captain then left his room and went to meet up with Yoshirou. He wasn't sure if they would be training for the rest of the day but one thing was sure and it was that he needed breakfast...or lunch.
  24. Once the two came to a decision, they quickly started to head back to where everyone was waiting for them. It didn't take them very long but both would rather be in a soft bed sleeping and resting rather than sit in a caravan for the next few hours. Everyone was happy to see them return but before they could leave they had to talk with the village chief and pass on the news to him. Obviously, the first emotion that appeared on his face was fear but once they left four guards his confidence level seemed to greatly increase. Soon afterwards, they got on the caravan and left on their long journey back to the Mansion. Luckily, they had a few snacks that they could have so at least they didn't have to go on an empty stomach though it was far from the luxurious food the maids would serve. Everyone was talking most of the journey but somewhere along the way Metabee managed to fall asleep, surely earning himself a few chuckles and laughs at his occassional snores. In the end, he didn't sleep for long but it did help to reduce his fatigue. With only an hour of the journey remaining he rejoined whatever conversation there was until they had arrived. Once they got out of the carriage, it didn't take long for everyone to scatter. They were tired so it wasn't unusual for them to rush to bed nor would he blame them. Before the two started heading back, Metabee made sure to take his coat and vest that he left in the carriage but didn't bother to put them on again as he would be going to bed soon enough anyway so he resorted to carrying them in his left hand. After a short walk the two Shinigami reached the main building which made Yoshirou comment. The Captain didn't say anything and simply let out a big yawn. Contrary to his expectations, there were no maids awaiting them to jump into their arms and hug them while saying 'We were so worried!' The Noble then told him to go ahead to bed because he still had some things to attend to. Metabee nodded,'Don't stay up too late. I need you at 100% for the training.' He then waved and headed to his room where he quickly took off his shoes and undressed so that he could jump in bed and sleep. Before he did actually fall asleep, Metabee's mind wandered a bit. It was quite the long and eventful day. First, it was their meeting with the group of bandits then it was helping the Rukongai district, telling Yoshirou about his past and Elena as well as his condition and finally the fight with Monk. There were quite a few things he had to sort out in his head so that he will be able to continue the next day. His consciousness began to fade and he fell asleep but instead of dreams he found himself in a wasteland. This was his inner world. An empty wasteland that was full of vast open space but at the same time was filled with many rocky mountains and cliffs. Metabee briefly looked around but there was no sign of either his Zanpakuto or his Inner Hollow. That was quite unusual as even in this big space they would always be in sight when he arrived. Without any warning black flames exploded in front of him and at the same time a mad laughter could be heard from within the flames as they took a more human shape. It was not a voice that he had heard before and it was impossible to tell what the person actually looked like as the black flames only showed a sillhouette of a person. The flames did not give away any distinguishable features and on the face appeared two vigorously burning bright yellow flames where the eyes should be,'So it's you.' As the flames spoke, more yellow flames appeared on the face in the place of a mouth. The figure spoke as if they knew Metabee for a very long time but he had no idea what this thing could be. The black flames revealed a yellow grin,'You put on a great show! Defying Death himself! Truly, the Lord of Darkness!' The mad laughter resounded once again,'However, it seems that you are still resisting. Keeping my powers at bay, perhaps you really are worthy.' Metabee didn't understand,'Who and what are you?' The flames didn't stop grinning,'This wasteland dooesn't really suit you anymore, does it? It did for the longest time but today, today you find yourself a sort of new hope. Coming to terms with everything must not have been easy.' The flames then increased as if the person was smiling so widely that all their teeth showed,'But how long will it be before you fall into despair again? Oh, how I long for that day!' Black flames appeared at their feet and rose until they enveloped the whole of his inner world causing Metabee to shut his eyes. It felt as if he was stuck in one big inferno but once he felt the flames were gone he opened his eyes once again. However, the wasteland was no more. The sky was now completely dark as if in the middle of the night but yet it was filled with countless bright stars. Similarly, at his feet there were countless flowers that gave out a bright white/bluey light to illuminate the darkness. There were also trees that lacked leaves but were blue in colour and gave off a dim light. Finally, the last thing that his eyes fell upon was the structure in the distance. It resembled that of a small castle which looked beautiful being illuminated by all those lights. However, the castle itself did not have anything that gave off any light. The silhouette of black flames remained in the same place as it was,'With your perception changed this is how you now see the world. Do you know what it means? In this dark world there are still many things that give you hope which are represented by the lights you see. Do they represent your friends? Your loved ones? The Kido Corps? Who cares. It will all be meaningless in the end. The more you fall into despair the more of this worlds lights will fade. Of course, should you want to voluntarily give yourself over to me then simply head inside the castle, into the throne room and sit upon the throne. The flames will do the rest.' The flames laughed madly once again but Metabee only had more questions. Who was this being and how did they get in here? Why did he only appear now? What was his objective in coming here? Before the Captain could ask, the silhouette began to fade and for the first time it showed irritation as it clicked its tongue,'It seems that I am still weak...But know this- I will reclaim what is mine!' With that done the flames disappeared and Metabee was quickly returned to his peaceful sleep. New Inner World:
  25. The two quickly came to a decision that the victims should be buried as it was the least they could give them. Although, they couldn't be saved maybe now they were in a better place than Rukongai. It was the only positivity that he could think of in these conditions. Even though the decision was made it would not be implemented straight away. Yoshirou suggested that they do it tomorrow and Metabee nodded his head. It would definitely be better if they came when they were fully rested and it was bright unlike now. The two Shinigami would then start heading back to where the rest of their comrades were waiting for them in anticipation of some sort of news. While they wouldn't be able to give them any good news the least they could say is that the two of them made it back. Surely that was better than nothing. However, this event itself might have repercussions on their visit. While the Shinigami came to Rukongai claiming that they wanted to help, a powerless village was completely eradicated. Would some assume that it was part of their plan? Distract the bigger districts while an assault was carried out on the smaller villages? There could be many thinking those exact thoughts right now. He didn't know what would happen. They could only keep trying to gain their trust.