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The Last Jedi

Stalling is Cowardly
Thanks for the welcome, and so far everyone has liked my zanpaktu description so I want that streak to keep going lol been sitting on that idea for a long while now, and now I'm just tying to earn a spot in a squad because I know i would be a great luitenent in a 13 court.
 

MasterCharizard15

Manly Eybrows!
...e.e
I feel sorry for Ichigo, since now it seems Bleach is telling him/us:

Accepting whatever the hell happens and moving on = Mature.

Even when it's bombshells of information/plot that should have been mention/touched on years ago. I swear Kubo has a thing for characters to tell this boy things at the most inappropriate time, while being the most dramatic.

Anyway, that aside, it makes sense. Getsuga Tensho was a compression and release of Ichigo's spiritual pressure. Just like a Quincy arrow. Final Getsuga Tensho would cost him his powers, just the Quincy Final Form.
This also explains why he just had 1 damn attack, the best part is that understand why nobody brought it up.

Normally, once a Shinigami becomes proficient enough with their Shikai, they'll unlock it's true power/attacks. The same applies for Bankai. Since Ichigo in retrospect, hasn't been a shinigami for long at all, it makes sense that he wouldn't have all the potential unlocked straight away, despite his power and experience fighting powerful foes.

You can easily just dismiss his one attack problem as a mark of lack of skill/time with his zanpaktou. "Incomplete Shikai/Bankai" can be used as well, since it makes sense.

Though now I'm concerned about Ichigo's new Zanngetsu(s). If it's true his Bankai up till now was simply a fraction of his power, what level of broken will he be now? Remember, he has beaten Byakuya and Grimmjow using his Bankai, while Ulquiorra required "White" to get involved.

Will it be able to match or surpass his form he used when fighting Aizen? Whatever happens, he better ave ore than one freaking attack.

As for everything else.

...is Uryu going to be made Ichigo's equal in terms of power by our Big Bad? After being ignored for so long? Better late then never, I suppose. Though I'm not holding my breathe.

Yeah, Chad and Orihime are just done for the series. Every time they try to fight any enemy group they get overpowered and made useless. So why the heck should I even entertain the idea that Urahara can make them kick the asses of the villains that made the Soul Society their bitch, basically?

...can Orihime "Reject" the bad guys stealing our heroes Bankai?

Speaking of those guys:
Komamura and Granddaddy big wolf = I WANNA SEE IN ANIME FORM.
Soi Fon is sad, her Lieutenant is on his ***. Sigh.
Hitsugaya going back to basics? Well he is super dependent on his Shikai/Bankai. So there is that to justify his actions.

@kamoarc119

I am the Captain of Squad Six. You can call me MC. Nice sand Zanpaktou and enjoy your time here in the group!
 

Da14u.C

La mort de Narcisse
Le gasp, Dauc is alive!
How have you been my Canadian friend?
My life has been a series of way too many events, but now it has temporarily calmed down :) Also, I am über-old now :D

how has everyone been?
Man, serebii has changed so much. so wierd looking. and has its default always been green? #wherearemyskins
 

kusari

Raptastic
Hey nerds. Merry July-mas. Have a primer.

Warning: May contain many brutalities against the German language.

Bleach Primer: Quincy
[spoil]Quincy History

Evolving from humans in a time long since forgotten, Quincies and their abilities have grown along with the budding human race. The first ever human subspecies able to manipulate reishi, the Quincy have had a race colored by times of war and peace with the shinigami who protect humans, Hollows that devour humans, and the humans themselves. The alpha generation of the race was originally shunned by their “normal” peers and, in turn, drew away from civilization to a nomadic lifestyle. For centuries they wandered the world’s wastelands, biding out time until the stories about them that terrified humans died and we’re written off as simple myth. While it is unknown exactly when it began, the race began settling down in various locations all around the world (the oldest evidence suggests it may have been around the rise of the Sumerians that this took place).

Centuries this peace lasted. The archer race killed Hollows as they had to and stayed away from shinigami as well as they could. Eventually, however, the death gods learned fully of the Quincies existence and a purging began. Realising the threat posed by the existence of the race, Soul Society chose to wipe out a majority of the gifted humans. The Quincies fought back, but were put down with little difficulty, suffering from a lack of numbers and power. Rapidly, it dawned on the just under 200 remaining Quincies that they must ensure their future survival. A fragile treaty was made between the races. In it, the Quincy were allowed to live out their lives without worry of execution or persecution; however, usage of any and all abilities became limited to religious-style services and the nurturing of Quincy children for preservation of the culture. Under the new laws, the Quincy lived amongst humans in a mostly peaceful state for centuries. While some malcontents rose to fight against the edicts, nothing of large scale ever occurred. That is, until the tail end of the fifteenth century.

In September of the year 1494 a young Quincy boy by the name of Fredrik Hegg was born in a small Swedish village. Like all Quincy children, Fredrik learned of the decrees made toward the use of his powers very early on. However, unlike most children of the then over 10,000 strong race, the boy did not accept his fate and spoke out quite vocally against, what he viewed as, blatant racism. The seed of hatred bloomed and seethed within the core of Fredrik’s soul as he grew older, leading him to murder his first shinigami and flee from his home at the age of 16. Soul Society originally viewed him as no more of a threat than any other rebel until an analysis of his spirit energy was run. Hegg was a vast well of untapped power, on par or greater than that of a captain-class shinigami. From then on, a chase ensued. For the next sixteen years, the fugitive Quincy roamed about the earth, secretly recruiting like-minded archers into his cause, all the while being tailed by shinigami. During the year 1526, Fredrik went into hiding to plan out his endgame.

In 1527, declaring himself the King of Quincy, a thirty-three year old Fredrik Hegg led his Quincies into battle. The army began by simply destroying any shinigami or Hollow they came across on earth. This phase of the battle lasted for fourteen years until Hegg’s researchers found a way to get into Soul Society; a back way, unmonitored by the shinigami. Entering a dimension seemingly uninhabited by hominids, the Quincy army funneled through, what is now called, the Tor der Sechs Eisernen Ringe (severely mangled German for Gate of the Six Iron Rings), into the outskirts of Soul Society’s Rukongai. Quickly, Seireitei’s armies were dispatched, and engaged the invaders. A deadlock formed here for four years before the archers broke the lines and began moving into the Rukongai itself. Like a driving wind, the archers tore through the poorest districts with a glimmering blue storm of Helig Pfeil. Upon reaching districts numbered in the 70’s, a feat which took the equivalent of two years in the World of the Living, Hegg and his best soldiers (who, due to their years fighting in Soul Society, looked barely older than when they had started) splintered off to invade Seireitei directly.

The small force of thirty men and women, plus Fredrik, managed to breach the Sekiseki walls with little difficulty and set about wreaking havoc in the shinigami hub. This invasion has become known in Soul Society history as the New Year’s Day Breach, due to the date upon which it happened: the First of January, 1548. For two days these soldiers broke every building and killed every shinigami they could find. On January the Third, Hegg made his boldest move yet: with the attitude that he cared not for the consequences, the Quincy called the Captain-Commander to duel him on the grounds of the First Division. Hegg’s power and skill were immense, forcing the Head Captain into using his shikai and still keeping up to pace once the sword was released. Eventually, the shinigami’s hand was forced and he resorted to using his bankai. While the Quincy did fight well enough to survive the release for a short time, he soon fell to the vast power. Not long after, the Quincy army crumbled without their leader and were driven back and ultimately defeated.

And what, you may be asking, became of the Quincy race in the aftermath of the war? The still living Quincies, whose numbers (both Hegg followers and Hegg opposers) had fallen from their 10,000 to somewhere between two and three hundred, were rounded up from all corners of the living world and brought into Soul Society. Those who had been a part of the antagonistic bunch were executed as quickly as possible. The peaceful Quincy, after the ordeal, had decided to come together as a race. They no longer wanted to be a system of scattered settlements; seeing the unity Hegg had created, albeit for the wrong reasons, had inspired the archers to gather under a banner of benevolence. The trouble with this came in finding a location large enough to house the entire race comfortably. A forward thinking captain suggested inspecting the world Hegg’s forces had used to enter Soul Society all the years before. Investigation showed the world to be perfectly inhabitable, to the point of having its own native flora and fauna as well as remnants of a civilization of intelligent life. Upon entering this world, the Quincy elders were overcome with a sensation they described as “much like coming home”. A process of transferring all Quincy to this world slowly began and was completed within five years. The dimension has since been given a name befitting is paradise-esque nature: Avalon.

The final loose end to tie up is the fate of Fredrik Hegg. To the Quincy race, excepting the elders, it was told that Hegg was killed during his fight with the Captain-Commander. In truth, the Quincy was viewed as too much of a dangerous soul to be set back into the soul cycle for fear that he may try similar acts in his next life. In remedy, the powers he used so destructively were sealed and the Quincy himself was bound in a prison more secret and dangerous than Muken, deep within some unknown corner of Soul Society. Over 400 years have passed since the sealing and what horrors go on inside the prison are unknown. So, it could be said, that no one really knows the true fate of Fredrik Hegg, the former King of Quincy.


The World of the Quincy – Avalon

The world bestowed to the Quincy after the war is one of vast difference from any of the dimensions it coexists with. The biomes are essentially the same - Avalon having deserts, tundra, jungles and all the other expected environments – though beyond the classifying features, the variation is monstrous. The flora is alien, with even traditionally rigid and straight organisms like cacti, growing in twisted, knotting masses. While Avalon has not been fully explored, much of the known parts, including the area to the east, west, and south of the central city of Damocles, are one large jungle. The amount of land covered by the floral growths has only been surveyed to equate to half of the human world’s Amazon jungle; in terms of height, however, Avalon’s jungles grow to 70 feet or more on average.

As mentioned above, the central city for the Quincy race is known as Damocles. While called a “city” for description’s sake, the settlement is actually a series of interconnected ruins and tunnels left by a long gone Avalonian civilization. The ruins that rest above ground are made of a suspiciously granite-like material, though tests have shown it to be far harder and most metals from the world of the living. The subterranean parts of the city are tunnels carved in a soft sandstone-esqe rock, connected the natural caves throughout the area. The buildings themselves are built in a cyclopean, almost non-Euclidian fashion, leaning at odd angles into sky. Starting from heights averaging at twenty feet, one will begin to notice tube-style enclosed bridges enabling passage from one tower to another at the highest levels. In addition to the practical structures in the settlement, features such as twisting spires and cube-like protrusions exist seemingly as nothing more than the sake of appearances. The Quincies have, during their tenure in the city, made their own design choices. These include, but are not limited to, the carving of Quincy pentacles and crosses in the faces of buildings and the inlaying of a natural produced stone that is the same shade of blue as the normal Quincy motif. At the center of the city is a circular plaza called the Tor der Sechs Eisernen Ringe (Gate of the Six Iron Rings) which is the Quincy's version of the Senkaimon. Control of this gate is given to the city's elders.

Last but not least, the fauna of Avalon needs a bit of exposition. With the sheer variances in sentient life that populate the wilds of the Quincy world, the word “animal” is an insult to the very beings it is used to describe. If finding a word to label the vast amount things is a priority, the closest one could find is, perhaps, “beings” or at the very least “monsters”. The terrors that roam throughout the world of Avalon are purely eldritch in nature, the concentrated essence of horror itself. Great mammalian beasts, eyeless but with rows upon rows of teeth, prowl among the jungles; creatures that seem to be living landscapes themselves, their backs large enough to host entire lakes and forests; in the seas, island-sized abominations possessing hundreds of tentacles drag anything in range into the deepest depths; behemoths of stone and sand, birthed in centuries long past, stagger about the deserts crushing whatever may be in their way; but the skies, the skies are the most dangerous of all. The atmosphere of Avalon are home to a race of beasts known to science as Atmospherica Leviathanos, though they have become colloquially known as Leskyathans. The monstrosities with the semi-ridiculous name, while not fearsome in appearance hold a very unique appearance even for the alien world of Avalon. The Leskyathans resemble some mix of a cloud, tornado and a bulbous whale. The entire body is somewhat funnel shaped, with the small, base end snaking throughout the air before expanding into a roughly spherical mass with, what would be the normal opening on a tornado, forming a monstrous gaping mouth. At all times this vast gullet is kept open as the Leskyathan flies about. While not naturally hostile, this action causes a run-in with Atmospherica Leviathanos the most feared event in all of Avalon. Attempts to slay them have been… unsuccessful to say the least. (Note: Can’t find a place to fit it, but all these creatures are what killed any Hollow that entered Avalon before the Quincy race came to populate it.)


The Abilities of Quincy – An Exercise in Evolution

Avalon has done more for the Quincy race than to simply give them a home. The world itself, as well as the latent spirit energy within, have allowed the civilization of archers to evolve their abilities to a level never before attainable during their time in the World of the Living. While the dimension of Avalon is, like Soul Society and Hueco Mundo, made entirely of spirit particles, the effect it has on the race inhabiting it is massively different.
The natural way Quincies react with reishi is by drawing it inwards. This most basic of practices is what makes most recent generations of the race so different from the previous. Analysis on Avalon’s reishi has revealed that it is, when compared to the reishi of other worlds, perfect for Quincy. As one of the archers draws in the reishi of Avalon, it does not simply fill the void left by his/her own spent energy; instead, it takes on the properties of the Quincy’s own reishi. This unique trait not only causes the restoration to take place more quickly but also makes the natural reishi stores more potent. It is for this reason that the Quincies say that Avalon feels like “home” and like it “was made for the Quincy race”.

It is also through this process that the abilities of the Quincy race have evolved past what they once were. In general, the archers have found themselves able to fire greater numbers of Helig Pfeil before becoming tired, as well as increased strength of said arrows. The potency of the natural reishi has also increased the strength of both Blut Vene and Blut Arterie and allows for faster movement when using Hirenkyaku. In non-combat realms, the reishi has allowed the Quincy to extend their life much like the Shinigami and Hollow due to a slower aging processes. However, the longest a Quincy has been reported to live is 187 (human world) years. The most beneficial ability, however, is the paradoxical “dilution” of Quincy powers. While a significant power boost was seen, it was also noticed that the race’s techniques no longer packed enough of a punch to completely destroy souls. However, the souls were still not returned to the natural Cycle. It was only through later modifications made by a team of Quincy and Shinigami working in tandem that allowed Quincies to purify Hollows, sending them to Soul Society, including those souls from Avalon. Additionally, the Shinigami bestowed upon the archers a device for performing artificial konso on plain human souls.

Despite all this, perhaps the most miraculous effect of Avalon’s reishi on the Quincies is an evolution in their abilities known as Erwachen (Awakening). The technique of Erwachen was originally discovered during the period that would’ve been the 19th century on Earth. A scouting mission into the jungles turned into a heated battle between the trekking archers and the native beasts. In the throes of combat, a young Quincy inadvertently discovered that he could manipulate one of the creatures. Using this newfound gift, his group managed to fend off their predators and return to Damocles with few wounds. Later analysis showed that this ability came from the communing of the warrior’s own spirit energy and the natural energy of one of the creature’s teeth he had carved a pentacle into and had been using as his focal point for bow generation. However, when the same process was repeated with another Quincy, the technique failed miserably. This lead to the revelation that only a certain few Quincy are capable of attaining this Erwachen.

Creating a perfect Erwachen is, while incredibly simple in theory, a process that is arduous, painful, and at times downright terrifying and that’s only if one is deemed of the correct characteristics to obtain the power. Upon being realized as one of what the Quincy call Die Gewählte (The Chosen), the task begins. The Quincy must roam through Avalon to find something - be it an environment, a creature, a mineral – that calls to them, speaks to their soul. Once this has been found, the bearer of the prospective Erwachen must commune with what spoke to them and bond with it. This step requires him/her to expend a vast amount of their own spirit energy and allow the energy that chose them into their body. This is the time that Avalon’s unique reishi comes into play. The “blank” energy of the world is used as a spiritual bonding agent, taking on the properties of both the Quincy’s energy and their chosen energy before refilling the Quincy’s spent tanks. That is the make-or-break point. Should the body and the energy acknowledge one another as equals, the power will belong to the Quincy; however, if the body and energy cannot commune, the physical form of the Quincy is ripped apart and sent into the aether. It is interesting to note that, even if the energy does find a home in the body, the Quincy in question cannot access the abilities until they find a focus object given to them by whatever they commune with. These items range from crystals and stones to beasts’ teeth and bones, all which come mysteriously pre-emblazoned with the Quincy pentacle. This Crest, as it is called, enables a Gewählte to tap into their new abilities by replacing the usual Quincy cross as a spirit weapon focal point. Furthermore, the spirit weapons generated from Crests have an aesthetic difference symbolic of the Erwachen it channels (Ex. A plant-based Erwachen may generate a green spirit weapon).[/spoil]
 
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PKMN Trainer Rex

~'3'~ Swalot face
Thank you for the welcome, and yeah kamo will be just fine no problem, and oh sweet, hopefully I Will be able to convince the captain to let me push for the Lieutenant position lol so far squad 8 I find intriguing so I am going to have to plea my case to captain Rex to let me Lieutenant under him and that's what I have going on so far, so how is everyone today? What's new in the world of bleach.
No need to enter a plea, Kamo. As you pointed out, I have no subordinates, so I'd be happy to accept you.

Oh my goodness. don't get rid of me. I am awesome.and your best looking member. and sexy. and handsome. and all-round incredible.

damn, I missed my annual happy Canada day post.
Hey look, a person. Hi, person :).

I shouldn't have laughed at that. XD
I shouldn't even written it down :p.

@kamoarc119

I am the Captain of Squad Six. You can call me MC. Nice sand Zanpaktou and enjoy your time here in the group!
Hey look, another person. Hi, person :).

Hey nerds. Merry July-mas. Have a primer.

Warning: May contain many brutalities against the German language.

Bleach Primer: Quincy
[spoil]Quincy History

Evolving from humans in a time long since forgotten, Quincies and their abilities have grown along with the budding human race. The first ever human subspecies able to manipulate reishi, the Quincy have had a race colored by times of war and peace with the shinigami who protect humans, Hollows that devour humans, and the humans themselves. The alpha generation of the race was originally shunned by their “normal” peers and, in turn, drew away from civilization to a nomadic lifestyle. For centuries they wandered the world’s wastelands, biding out time until the stories about them that terrified humans died and we’re written off as simple myth. While it is unknown exactly when it began, the race began settling down in various locations all around the world (the oldest evidence suggests it may have been around the rise of the Sumerians that this took place).

Centuries this peace lasted. The archer race killed Hollows as they had to and stayed away from shinigami as well as they could. Eventually, however, the death gods learned fully of the Quincies existence and a purging began. Realising the threat posed by the existence of the race, Soul Society chose to wipe out a majority of the gifted humans. The Quincies fought back, but were put down with little difficulty, suffering from a lack of numbers and power. Rapidly, it dawned on the just under 200 remaining Quincies that they must ensure their future survival. A fragile treaty was made between the races. In it, the Quincy were allowed to live out their lives without worry of execution or persecution; however, usage of any and all abilities became limited to religious-style services and the nurturing of Quincy children for preservation of the culture. Under the new laws, the Quincy lived amongst humans in a mostly peaceful state for centuries. While some malcontents rose to fight against the edicts, nothing of large scale ever occurred. That is, until the tail end of the fifteenth century.

In September of the year 1494 a young Quincy boy by the name of Fredrik Hegg was born in a small Swedish village. Like all Quincy children, Fredrik learned of the decrees made toward the use of his powers very early on. However, unlike most children of the then over 10,000 strong race, the boy did not accept his fate and spoke out quite vocally against, what he viewed as, blatant racism. The seed of hatred bloomed and seethed within the core of Fredrik’s soul as he grew older, leading him to murder his first shinigami and flee from his home at the age of 16. Soul Society originally viewed him as no more of a threat than any other rebel until an analysis of his spirit energy was run. Hegg was a vast well of untapped power, on par or greater than that of a captain-class shinigami. From then on, a chase ensued. For the next sixteen years, the fugitive Quincy roamed about the earth, secretly recruiting like-minded archers into his cause, all the while being tailed by shinigami. During the year 1526, Fredrik went into hiding to plan out his endgame.

In 1527, declaring himself the King of Quincy, a thirty-three year old Fredrik Hegg led his Quincies into battle. The army began by simply destroying any shinigami or Hollow they came across on earth. This phase of the battle lasted for fourteen years until Hegg’s researchers found a way to get into Soul Society; a back way, unmonitored by the shinigami. Entering a dimension seemingly uninhabited by hominids, the Quincy army funneled through, what is now called, the Tor der Sechs Eisernen Ringe (severely mangled German for Gate of the Six Iron Rings), into the outskirts of Soul Society’s Rukongai. Quickly, Seireitei’s armies were dispatched, and engaged the invaders. A deadlock formed here for four years before the archers broke the lines and began moving into the Rukongai itself. Like a driving wind, the archers tore through the poorest districts with a glimmering blue storm of Helig Pfeil. Upon reaching districts numbered in the 70’s, a feat which took the equivalent of two years in the World of the Living, Hegg and his best soldiers (who, due to their years fighting in Soul Society, looked barely older than when they had started) splintered off to invade Seireitei directly.

The small force of thirty men and women, plus Fredrik, managed to breach the Sekiseki walls with little difficulty and set about wreaking havoc in the shinigami hub. This invasion has become known in Soul Society history as the New Year’s Day Breach, due to the date upon which it happened: the First of January, 1548. For two days these soldiers broke every building and killed every shinigami they could find. On January the Third, Hegg made his boldest move yet: with the attitude that he cared not for the consequences, the Quincy called the Captain-Commander to duel him on the grounds of the First Division. Hegg’s power and skill were immense, forcing the Head Captain into using his shikai and still keeping up to pace once the sword was released. Eventually, the shinigami’s hand was forced and he resorted to using his bankai. While the Quincy did fight well enough to survive the release for a short time, he soon fell to the vast power. Not long after, the Quincy army crumbled without their leader and were driven back and ultimately defeated.

And what, you may be asking, became of the Quincy race in the aftermath of the war? The still living Quincies, whose numbers (both Hegg followers and Hegg opposers) had fallen from their 10,000 to somewhere between two and three hundred, were rounded up from all corners of the living world and brought into Soul Society. Those who had been a part of the antagonistic bunch were executed as quickly as possible. The peaceful Quincy, after the ordeal, had decided to come together as a race. They no longer wanted to be a system of scattered settlements; seeing the unity Hegg had created, albeit for the wrong reasons, had inspired the archers to gather under a banner of benevolence. The trouble with this came in finding a location large enough to house the entire race comfortably. A forward thinking captain suggested inspecting the world Hegg’s forces had used to enter Soul Society all the years before. Investigation showed the world to be perfectly inhabitable, to the point of having its own native flora and fauna as well as remnants of a civilization of intelligent life. Upon entering this world, the Quincy elders were overcome with a sensation they described as “much like coming home”. A process of transferring all Quincy to this world slowly began and was completed within five years. The dimension has since been given a name befitting is paradise-esque nature: Avalon.

The final loose end to tie up is the fate of Fredrik Hegg. To the Quincy race, excepting the elders, it was told that Hegg was killed during his fight with the Captain-Commander. In truth, the Quincy was viewed as too much of a dangerous soul to be set back into the soul cycle for fear that he may try similar acts in his next life. In remedy, the powers he used so destructively were sealed and the Quincy himself was bound in a prison more secret and dangerous than Muken, deep within some unknown corner of Soul Society. Over 400 years have passed since the sealing and what horrors go on inside the prison are unknown. So, it could be said, that no one really knows the true fate of Fredrik Hegg, the former King of Quincy.


The World of the Quincy – Avalon

The world bestowed to the Quincy after the war is one of vast difference from any of the dimensions it coexists with. The biomes are essentially the same - Avalon having deserts, tundra, jungles and all the other expected environments – though beyond the classifying features, the variation is monstrous. The flora is alien, with even traditionally rigid and straight organisms like cacti, growing in twisted, knotting masses. While Avalon has not been fully explored, much of the known parts, including the area to the east, west, and south of the central city of Damocles, are one large jungle. The amount of land covered by the floral growths has only been surveyed to equate to half of the human world’s Amazon jungle; in terms of height, however, Avalon’s jungles grow to 70 feet or more on average.

As mentioned above, the central city for the Quincy race is known as Damocles. While called a “city” for description’s sake, the settlement is actually a series of interconnected ruins and tunnels left by a long gone Avalonian civilization. The ruins that rest above ground are made of a suspiciously granite-like material, though tests have shown it to be far harder and most metals from the world of the living. The subterranean parts of the city are tunnels carved in a soft sandstone-esqe rock, connected the natural caves throughout the area. The buildings themselves are built in a cyclopean, almost non-Euclidian fashion, leaning at odd angles into sky. Starting from heights averaging at twenty feet, one will begin to notice tube-style enclosed bridges enabling passage from one tower to another at the highest levels. In addition to the practical structures in the settlement, features such as twisting spires and cube-like protrusions exist seemingly as nothing more than the sake of appearances. The Quincies have, during their tenure in the city, made their own design choices. These include, but are not limited to, the carving of Quincy pentacles and crosses in the faces of buildings and the inlaying of a natural produced stone that is the same shade of blue as the normal Quincy motif. At the center of the city is a circular plaza called the Tor der Sechs Eisernen Ringe (Gate of the Six Iron Rings) which is the Quincy's version of the Senkaimon. Control of this gate is given to the city's elders.

Last but not least, the fauna of Avalon needs a bit of exposition. With the sheer variances in sentient life that populate the wilds of the Quincy world, the word “animal” is an insult to the very beings it is used to describe. If finding a word to label the vast amount things is a priority, the closest one could find is, perhaps, “beings” or at the very least “monsters”. The terrors that roam throughout the world of Avalon are purely eldritch in nature, the concentrated essence of horror itself. Great mammalian beasts, eyeless but with rows upon rows of teeth, prowl among the jungles; creatures that seem to be living landscapes themselves, their backs large enough to host entire lakes and forests; in the seas, island-sized abominations possessing hundreds of tentacles drag anything in range into the deepest depths; behemoths of stone and sand, birthed in centuries long past, stagger about the deserts crushing whatever may be in their way; but the skies, the skies are the most dangerous of all. The atmosphere of Avalon are home to a race of beasts known to science as Atmospherica Leviathanos, though they have become colloquially known as Leskyathans. The monstrosities with the semi-ridiculous name, while not fearsome in appearance hold a very unique appearance even for the alien world of Avalon. The Leskyathans resemble some mix of a cloud, tornado and a bulbous whale. The entire body is somewhat funnel shaped, with the small, base end snaking throughout the air before expanding into a roughly spherical mass with, what would be the normal opening on a tornado, forming a monstrous gaping mouth. At all times this vast gullet is kept open as the Leskyathan flies about. While not naturally hostile, this action causes a run-in with Atmospherica Leviathanos the most feared event in all of Avalon. Attempts to slay them have been… unsuccessful to say the least. (Note: Can’t find a place to fit it, but all these creatures are what killed any Hollow that entered Avalon before the Quincy race came to populate it.)


The Abilities of Quincy – An Exercise in Evolution

Avalon has done more for the Quincy race than to simply give them a home. The world itself, as well as the latent spirit energy within, have allowed the civilization of archers to evolve their abilities to a level never before attainable during their time in the World of the Living. While the dimension of Avalon is, like Soul Society and Hueco Mundo, made entirely of spirit particles, the effect it has on the race inhabiting it is massively different.
The natural way Quincies react with reishi is by drawing it inwards. This most basic of practices is what makes most recent generations of the race so different from the previous. Analysis on Avalon’s reishi has revealed that it is, when compared to the reishi of other worlds, perfect for Quincy. As one of the archers draws in the reishi of Avalon, it does not simply fill the void left by his/her own spent energy; instead, it takes on the properties of the Quincy’s own reishi. This unique trait not only causes the restoration to take place more quickly but also makes the natural reishi stores more potent. It is for this reason that the Quincies say that Avalon feels like “home” and like it “was made for the Quincy race”.

It is also through this process that the abilities of the Quincy race have evolved past what they once were. In general, the archers have found themselves able to fire greater numbers of Helig Pfeil before becoming tired, as well as increased strength of said arrows. The potency of the natural reishi has also increased the strength of both Blut Vene and Blut Arterie and allows for faster movement when using Hirenkyaku. In non-combat realms, the reishi has allowed the Quincy to extend their life much like the Shinigami and Hollow due to a slower aging processes. However, the longest a Quincy has been reported to live is 187 (human world) years. The most beneficial ability, however, is the paradoxical “dilution” of Quincy powers. While a significant power boost was seen, it was also noticed that the race’s techniques no longer packed enough of a punch to completely destroy souls. However, the souls were still not returned to the natural Cycle. It was only through later modifications made by a team of Quincy and Shinigami working in tandem that allowed Quincies to purify Hollows, sending them to Soul Society, including those souls from Avalon. Additionally, the Shinigami bestowed upon the archers a device for performing artificial konso on plain human souls.

Despite all this, perhaps the most miraculous effect of Avalon’s reishi on the Quincies is an evolution in their abilities known as Erwachen (Awakening). The technique of Erwachen was originally discovered during the period that would’ve been the 19th century on Earth. A scouting mission into the jungles turned into a heated battle between the trekking archers and the native beasts. In the throes of combat, a young Quincy inadvertently discovered that he could manipulate one of the creatures. Using this newfound gift, his group managed to fend off their predators and return to Damocles with few wounds. Later analysis showed that this ability came from the communing of the warrior’s own spirit energy and the natural energy of one of the creature’s teeth he had carved a pentacle into and had been using as his focal point for bow generation. However, when the same process was repeated with another Quincy, the technique failed miserably. This lead to the revelation that only a certain few Quincy are capable of attaining this Erwachen.

Creating a perfect Erwachen is, while incredibly simple in theory, a process that is arduous, painful, and at times downright terrifying and that’s only if one is deemed of the correct characteristics to obtain the power. Upon being realized as one of what the Quincy call Die Gewählte (The Chosen), the task begins. The Quincy must roam through Avalon to find something - be it an environment, a creature, a mineral – that calls to them, speaks to their soul. Once this has been found, the bearer of the prospective Erwachen must commune with what spoke to them and bond with it. This step requires him/her to expend a vast amount of their own spirit energy and allow the energy that chose them into their body. This is the time that Avalon’s unique reishi comes into play. The “blank” energy of the world is used as a spiritual bonding agent, taking on the properties of both the Quincy’s energy and their chosen energy before refilling the Quincy’s spent tanks. That is the make-or-break point. Should the body and the energy acknowledge one another as equals, the power will belong to the Quincy; however, if the body and energy cannot commune, the physical form of the Quincy is ripped apart and sent into the aether. It is interesting to note that, even if the energy does find a home in the body, the Quincy in question cannot access the abilities until they find a focus object given to them by whatever they commune with. These items range from crystals and stones to beasts’ teeth and bones, all which come mysteriously pre-emblazoned with the Quincy pentacle. This Crest, as it is called, enables a Gewählte to tap into their new abilities by replacing the usual Quincy cross as a spirit weapon focal point. Furthermore, the spirit weapons generated from Crests have an aesthetic difference symbolic of the Erwachen it channels (Ex. A plant-based Erwachen may generate a green spirit weapon).[/spoil]
I can't give an in-depth review like ILP, but it's not bad if I say so myself. Avalon sounds like beautiful.
 

The Last Jedi

Stalling is Cowardly
Thank you ao much, I will make sure I do not let you down, so any idea on when the anime will catch up to the manga? It's driving me crazy not seeing it visually through the t.v lol sorry if I got off topic with the question.
 

Zameric

Quicksilver Pirate
I thought this chapter was a nice little sidetrack to see what everyone else is up to.
The ending was quite cryptic though...
I like how Mizuro is always observant, he's quite intelligent.
 
[spoil]Sure I guess more happened in this chapter then last week but still . . . that Kubo story progression it takes forever aha . . . it doesnt help that chapters are never longer then 20 pages either. I am still waiting for the next big thing to happen[/spoil]
 

MasterCharizard15

Manly Eybrows!
Poor Renji, having to how how far those tattoos go...
Though Byakuya is back in action, almost, o that' something.
So Keigo, Mizuru and Tasuki will all have to part ways with Ichigo soon? Hmm.
Does this mean Shunsui is planning to KEEP Ichigo in the Soul Society? Though the fact they get ANY mini-arc, surprises me. Since we all judged their part in the Deicide ARc as padding basically, but if Kubo actually has something planned for them...

Any ideas, folks?
 

CyberBlaziken

A Greater Evil
Manga out till September? Aww man, I think he's planning to drag it out until the end of the year..

Summer has been kind to me. Too kind.
This comes a bit late, but Ramadan Mubarak to the Muslims here, and the rest.

[spoil] Hmm, so Ichigo's getting uber-strong? Wasn't he always like that? I guess his Reiatsu will reach a point where he can't have a living human body anymore. Or something.

In 9 days? It's a bit too soon, but I guess it had to be broken down like that. But is he attacking with only 2 of them?
And we go back to Hueco Mundo, but still no info about that mysterious swordsman..

I think in this war, the surviving Arrancar/Espada teams up with the Shinigami? [/spoil]
 

Nightmareisalive

Well-Known Member
So how do you actually join this club? Do you just have to give detail of your Zanpaktou? (Also I'm not the best with Japanese so I'm going to try my best with names and all that stuff. Help would be welcome)
Zanpaktou Name; Mizu (Soul of the water)
Type; Water
Zanpaktou Spirit;The spirit of a great whale. It can change form into a woman when it wishes to. It has the ability it summon great waves when needed and change into water if it so wishes.
Release Command; Drown Mizu
Shikai Details; A sword that is 4 feet long. It blue in colour and has many sharp points sticking out of its blade. When Realsead it becomes a gauntlet with a blade sticking out. It has the power to control all water in the area and to make it rain. Can help heal user but only with enough water available. Struggle with lack of water.
[If you do not have Bankai do not complete the following]
Bankai Name; Neptune
Bankai Details; it turns into armor that covers the top of the users body and a trident. The user can turn into water and can summon water at once. Is able to use a move called "bloody water" where the blood inside an enemies body turns against them and kills them. Can only be done by looking them in the eyes and having them not move for a few seconds. Against stronger enemies it weakens them but not kill. It requires a large amount of energy to use. Overuse kills the user.
Anything Else: The user most always have water nearby when not in Bankai mode. The farther away the weaker its attacks.
 

CyberBlaziken

A Greater Evil
Hmm, you missed something VERY important..
Check the first page.

This place has died :(
I don't know how the next 5 weeks will go by..
 

The Last Jedi

Stalling is Cowardly
I just made luitenent lol we cannot let this go, especially since all bleach lovers can come here, besides at least here I can get some insight into what is going on, I'm still stick on the last aired episode, not sure where to catch up on the current manga.
 
I just made luitenent lol we cannot let this go, especially since all bleach lovers can come here, besides at least here I can get some insight into what is going on, I'm still stick on the last aired episode, not sure where to catch up on the current manga.
Well that would be the end of the Fullbring arc I think. After that is the current arc. And I guess that would start on Chapter 480. So pick up from there I guess. On a nother note so this is not to short. The website I usually read Bleach on no longer seems to have it because of some licensing issue. Did anyone else see something like that? I mean it isnt a big deal I found it on a different site anyway but yeah
 

The Last Jedi

Stalling is Cowardly
Oh wow I thought the fullbring was part of the main story since, he lost his powers using his final attack on aizen, oh well thank you for the tip I will be sure to start up on reading from that chapter and try to catch up.
 
Oh wow I thought the fullbring was part of the main story since, he lost his powers using his final attack on aizen, oh well thank you for the tip I will be sure to start up on reading from that chapter and try to catch up.
Well it is part of the main story. In the manga it ends on 479 and then the next arc is 480
 

CyberBlaziken

A Greater Evil
There we go, Congrats.

Welcome to The Bleach Club, Nightmare!
I'm Kai, Lieut. of Squad 7. Nice to meet you.

Haha, Mizu. My Water/Ice based Zan is named Koorimizu.
Well, since you have a decent Zan, it's up to you to pick a squad now.
And there a few members who can translate some parts of you Zan.
 
Oh um Soul of Water is something like 水の魂 Mizunotamashi/Mizu no tamashi. Neptune is 海王星 Kaiosei
 
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