I figured I should at least post what I do have done here before I pass out from exhaustion in a few minutes and am probably gone for the entirety of tomorrow due to travel. If I don't manage to make the deadline due to my upcoming Texan vacation, it's all good. I'll let you guys know whether or not I manage to bring my laptop with me to work on the thing systematically. Friends, I bid you adieu. For now.
Also, if someone could essentially do all the coding for me, that'd be swell.
~"All I want is a cup of sake at the end of the day."~
【Name: 川口 鉄平, Kawaguchi Teppei 【Nicknames: None 【Alias: 【Age: 392 (380 as a Spirit) 【Age Appearance: 31 【Gender: Male 【Race: Human → Plus → Shinigami 【Former Rank: 1st Seat, Captain 【Former Division: 4th Division
【Additional Appearance Info: Teppei stands at an above average height of 5'11" or 1.8 meters and weighs somewhere upwards of 150 pounds. His most notable physical characteristic seems to be his oddly mismatched hair. He is well known amongst the Shinigami for his laid back demeanor and casual expression, which belie his former position in the Onmitsukido and either endears him to or infuriates his contemporaries. Before being thrown from the Soul Society into the mortal realm, Teppei wore the traditional Shinigami garb and captain's white haori. With his haori lost in battle, Teppei has since adopted a one sleeved green jacket. Unlike most, Teppei wears his zanpakuto on his right side, seeing as he's primarily left handed.
【Biography: The former Captain of the Gotei 13's 4th Division claims not to know very much about his life in the world of humans, claiming only to remember his own name and his matter of death; drowning in a river somewhere between the age of 12 and 13. By his own estimation, he came to the Rukongai sometime in the early 1600s.
"Born" in the 57th District of East Rukongai, Teppei, like many, began his new life in the Soul Society simply wandering around his new surroundings. One discovery the fledgling soul managed to make was his own need for food and the seeming lack of it anywhere he went. When he did manage to find food, it was apparent those who had it weren't willing to part with it. As one would expect, Teppei soon took to theft as a means of survival. He proved to be rather adept at the skill, and he would go unhindered for many years, until a chance encounter would steer him towards the life of a Shinigami.
All things considered, it was a rather ordinary day when Teppei met Sun-Feng. It was around midday when Teppei made his usual trip to the District Market to search for food. That was, until he was grabbed by a man in a Shinigami uniform. Having no better ideas, Teppei bolted from the area, only to have the mysterious individual appear at every turned corner or in the back of every side alley. This continued for some time before Teppei nearly collapsed from exhaustion. The man, who would introduce himself as the Shinigami Sun-Feng, picked him up and offered him a small meal. Though skeptical, Teppei was starving, and Sun-Feng had been observing him for some time. Before long, the elder of the two suggested that Teppei enroll in the Shin'o Academy for training and a chance at a better life. He accepted eagerly.
Teppei showed great aptitude during his five years at Shin'o Academy, and was approached by Sun-Feng during his graduation ceremony and offered a position in the selective and extremely prestigious Onmitsukido. The organization that, unbeknownst to him, had gotten him there in the first place. Feeling he owed it to the man, Teppei accepted, and was immediately placed in the organization's first division, otherwise known as the Executive Militia.
Yanagi Taikou: Direct Superior Summary of Relationship. When they met, how long they've known one another, how they feel about them and why.
Sato Aimi: Predecessor and Mentor The former captain of the 4th Division and the woman who healed Teppei after a disastrous mission during his days in the Onmitsukido, Aimi taught Teppei everything he knows about healing Kido and urged Teppei to succeed her as Captain in the years prior to her retirement. Though he (weakly) objected, Teppei would eventually comply, passing his Captain Proficiency Test with Aimi in attendance. Aimi seems to be one of the main reasons Teppei wants to become a better person.
Sun-Feng: Former Mentor, Estranged father figure The man who sponsored Teppei's entrance into the Shin'o Academy and subsequent recruitment into the Onmitsukido. Serving as both a squad leader and something of Teppei's father figure during his time in the organization. He served in Sun-Feng's squad for decades until one mission ended with Sun-Feng leaving Teppei for dead. It was this event, coupled with clashing philosophies, that caused Teppei to request a transfer from the Onmitsukido to the 4th Division of the Gotei 13.
(PC Name here): Lieutenant Summary of Relationship. When they met, how long they've known one another, how they feel about them and why.
(PC Names here): Friend/Rival/Colleague/Superior/etc. Summary of Relationship. When they met, how long they've known one another, how they feel about them and why.
Zanjutsu Master (3/4): Since his transfer into the 4th Division, Teppei has shown a natural talent in the use of his Zanpakuto, to the point where he has all but turned himself into a pure swordsman rather than the Hakuda specialist he once was. (More to be added.)
Impressive Offense (3/5):
Impressive Defense (3/5):
Incredible Resonance (4/5):
Hakuda Expert (2/4): Though it has been several decades since he has truly utilized Hakuda in a meaningful way, Teppei retains an impressive range of knowledge on the topic due to his many years in the Onmitsukido's first division and learning under one of the organization's leading members in Sun-Feng. He has, however, lost much of the muscle memory he had developed, focusing more on his swordsmanship as the years went by.
Unremarkable Offense (1/5):
Average Defense (2/5):
Unremarkable Physical Strength (1/5):
Kidō Expert (2/4): Learning admittedly very little about Kido during the early part of his career as a Shinigami, Teppei has spent a large portion of his time in the 4th Division learning the art of kaido from the division's former captain, the foremost authority in the field. While nowhere near that level of mastery, Teppei is a certified expert of the healing arts. He has learned very little in the way of Bakudo and Hado, however.
Average Kidō Power (2/5):
Incredible Perception (4/5):
Hohō Grandmaster (4/4): The only skill from Teppei's days in the Onmitsukido that seems not to have atrophied in the slightest is his mastery of foot techniques. He is more than capable of performing Shunpo, and was considered one of the foremost practitioners of the art in the Soul Society. This, in conjunction with his remarkable reflexes and evasive style of fighting, makes Teppei a nuisance to most anyone in combat.
Incredible Mobility (4/5):
Average Resilience (2/5):
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"A quote about and/or from their zanpakuto."~ Additional Description:
Inner World & Spirit: Teppei's inner world takes the form of an Izakaya that stands next to a small stream in the center of a dense forest. A faint waterfall can be heard in the distance, and dependent on Teppei's mood, the area seems to fluctuate between a vivid dawn of faint pinks, yellows and reds to a pitch black dusk amidst a sea of stars. Although the spirit of Uzume always stands out above the others, the Izakaya is often, but not always, filled to the brim with spectral guests. These patrons are usually in the midst of a raging and seemingly eternal celebration of dance and drink or sitting quietly throughout the establishment sipping tea and discussing any number of topics.
Uzume, the keeper of the establishment and the Zanpakuto's Spirit, appears most often as a voluptuous woman dancing and drinking on the Izakaya's main stage. She retains flowing raven black hair and a soft figure, plump in all the right places, according to Teppei. The spirit garbs herself in a way that shows plenty (some would say too much) of her slightly tanned skin. Despite her constant state of debauchery, Uzume moves with an almost unearthly grace and beauty. Though he certainly has more things to focus on, Teppei often finds himself lost in Uzume's haunting yellow eyes.
Zanpakuto Personality: Uzume
~"Dance with me, Uzume."~
Ability: Uzume is a spirit of mirth and revelry, and this is reflected very clearly in its shikai state. At Teppei's will, his Zanpakuto can secrete an alcoholic mist from the entire length of the blade, typically through the various nicks and imperfections of the weapon. The amount of vapor produced depends on the amount of reiatsu Teppei channels into it, ranging anywhere from a few feet to an extended area. (of something.) The foremost benefit of this mist outside of disorienting and blinding adversaries, is that it renders anyone within it slightly intoxicated, no matter their typical resistance to alcohol. As one would expect, the blade itself is the most potent source of this substance, and if its wielder manages to strike an adversary with the blade, their intoxication comes exponentially faster. This effect becomes more and more pronounced the longer a person stays within the mist or the more cuts Teppei manages to land on their person.