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“It was always fire and ruin, why didn't I think to look elsewhere...?”

The shinigami gazed down from Sokyoku hill, a blade to his throat, his knees on the ground, body teetering near the edge of the drop off, a foot on his back, a hand tugging roughly at his hair to hold him in place. There was a harsh chuckle, the voice rugged, as if the sound had been clawing its way from the man's throat and over the years the damage had piled up.

“You picked an awful time to look back on past mistakes. Then again,” the raspy-voiced man said with pause, causing the shinigami to swallow hard, the blade nicking his throat and drawing blood, which trickled down his neck, sending shivers down his spine.

“...the moments before Death are always rather...nostalgia inducing,” the figure smiled, but the look was private, meaning little to anyone but him. The shinigami, Taikou, closed his eyes and exhaled, before drawing another breath in. “I guess this is it,” he said.

The man chuckled again, “No, not quite,” and before Taikou could react, the villain had shifted the angle of his blade and stabbed him through the chest, before moving it free and kicking him from the ledge. As he plummeted through the air, a literally stabbing and throbbing pain coursing through his chest, he found his vision tunneling and at the end of it he saw the man.

Behind the rugged figure was only a vast blue, and it was not the sky. As that thought entered his mind, he found the rest of his awareness slipping away, as the wind embraced him and he fell, picking up speed rapidly.

He knew he could not survive the fall, so he gave in, and so his eyes closed...and his awareness put itself to rest, before the harsh world even could.

One might have said that Taikou had died before he'd even hit the ground, but they would have been wrong.

Very very wrong.


Premise


It happened fast, too fast, the fall of the Captains of old, of the Gotei Thirteen as it was once known. Like dominoes lined up in a row they were toppled, each following the last. You could have called it a rebellion, but a coup would have been more apt—though a restructuring of government would have been even more so.

Like Taikou, the last of the captains to fall, they had not seen it coming for when threats came to mind, it was destruction conceptualized. The tearing down of everything, to rebuild something entirely different, but alas, what fate befell them had not taken such a form.

In fact, though they had been shamed and cast afar, many of those who had once held sway over the great Seireitei were left alive to fight another day if they so chose. Some did...and some did so again when they were laid low once more, and it those who so foolishly charged forth a second time, well, their comrades have yet to hear word of them, leaving them unaware as to the exact nature of their disappearance.

For the Captains, and those seated officers who would not bow to their aggressors, it has lead them to dwell in the world of the living where many stew in their shame and anger, while others merely accept their fate.

However, more importantly, are those who were changed by their engagements with the enemy, those who learned the truth, or at least fragments of it. Those who learned that much of what they had been taught to believe about the world, including even the weapons they wielded, had been elaborate and clever lies.

Now with their pride shattered, their home far away, and even their zanpakuto growing distant, it is these shinigami who must strive to discover meaning in their new lives, and to cast aside the shackles of the past, be they the shame of a battle lost, or even the tradition and practices of the old world.

The foundation on which they once stood must be rebuilt and so there is work to be done for those with the resolve to do it.

So the question is, will you accept your fate as a fallen warrior brought to shame, or will you rise above the adversity of circumstance and reclaim your rightful place in the Court of Pure Souls?

Overview


Welcome to Bleach: Souls Adrift, a RP with extended Bleach lore, which possesses an overarching plot, but will focus on smaller arcs more often than not. As the title hints, your characters will be, in large part, outcasts. You are all members of the “Old Gotei,” as it were, cast down from your domain by a group of shinigami which appeared to come as if from nowhere, their exact motives unsure, and the means used to defeat your ilk an enigma. Exiled from the Seireiti, the Old Gotei has been forced into the world of the living. You and your allies are presented with a dangerous situation, as shinigami patrols from the New Gotei are significantly reduced, resulting in drastically increased hollow activity in the world. Many, driven to carry out their duty as shinigami despite their new circumstances, have spread out across the world, acting as units to deal with the hollow threat.

All the while the enigmatic shinigami remain in the Seireitei, having deprived you of a place to belong. While many have scattered, a select few—those once of a higher rank than their peers—have gathered in a familiar place, Karakura town intending to find a way to reclaim what was once theirs. Your are a member of this group of like-minded shinigami and as your scattered comrades you must both handle the hollow threat and find means with which to surmount the obstacles impeding your entrance into the Court of Pure Souls.

Among these obstacles are the difficulties of opening—let alone traversing—the dangai, insufficient intel and of course strength, or rather a lack thereof. With the odds stacked against you can you reclaim your rightful place in the world?

Rules


Add in what you are expecting as a Gm from your Rpers. How many times they are expected to post. What you will and will not allow. How you plan to handle rule violations. Let your Rpers know what you expect from the start.
  • It should be noted that this RP will have mature themes. Fade to black will be applicable to sexual situations, but don't expect situations including drugs, gore, or some taboo subjects to garner the same treatment. This is not to say that any of the above will be done in excess, just that they may be done.
  • Combat will be handled on a case-by-case basis, with the GMs proctoring in case issues or disagreements arise. Should you want to script your fight, let the GMs, and your partner(s) know. Make sure all parties are in agreement. A 'scripted fight,' is one wherein the victor is decided before hand.
  • Burning house rule--if you're gone too long and holding things up, expect your character to either be moved aside quietly, or killed to further plot. To avoid the burning house rule, keep us updated, a hiatus can be arranged.
  • If a problem arises for a player in regards to the GM and they feel uncomfortable bringing it up. Go to the other GM for advice. Don't worry, we're perfectly reasonable people and nine times out of ten we'll work through it with you.
  • The GMs have final say on all matters--this does not mean that I cannot be swayed or convinced. Still, if something must be resolved, we will resolve it and that'll be the end of the discussion.
  • Should you lack inspiration or enough material to post, tell someone. Communicate. Talk to your GMs. Worst case scenario, we'll just move your character aside till you can post again.
  • While you may expand on or modify the base format of the character sheet, make sure all necessary sections are included.
  • No OOC drama. Keep it to PMs, and hopefully keep it non-existent. If needed contact a GM for problem resolution.
  • Only accepted characters go in the character tab.
  • Post your Character Sheet in the OOC for review.
  • Standard Guild rules apply.
  • IC swearing will occur.



What to Expect


  • Interactions with at least semi-realistic cause and effect. If you are tortured or have your arm cut off, expect to have trauma and difficulties going forwards.
  • A GM who is willing to work with you, hear you out, but not break his back to suit your every need.
  • Good communication be it player to player, GM to GM, or GM to player.
  • Multiple plotlines if possible.
  • Some Taboo Subjects.
  • Collaboration posts.
  • Some dark themes.
  • Some slice of life.
  • Plenty of combat.
  • Expanded Lore


FAQ


Q: Will there be other races?
A: Yes, but not from the outset. I will be opening those up if we get enough people to warrant it, as well as when they start playing a significant role.

Q: What races will be available later?
A: If other races become available, it will likely be Arrancar, Humans(Quincy and maybe something AKIN TO Fullbringer), and perhaps some more...custom creations.

More will be added as they are asked.


Reservations


Total:
4 Captains
(2 vets | 2 normal)
4 Lieutenants

Current Reservations: Captains Closed. 1 Lieutenant open. 3rd-6th open.

@CaughtInTheRiddle: 2nd Division Captain. (12/13/16)-(12/16/16)
@Sloth: 4th Division Captain. (12/13/16)-(12/16/16)
@MysT3CH: 7th Division Captain. (12/13/16)-(12/16/16)
@Kal-El: 11th Division Captain. (12/13/16)-(12/16/16)

@yoshua171: 2nd Division Lieutenant. (12/13/16)-(12/16/16)
@Ciphra: 13th Division Lieutenant. (12/13/16)-(12/16/16)
@Altered Tundra: 10th Division Lieutenant. (12/13/16)-(12/16/16)
@Queentze: Lieutenant of the 8th Division. (12/14/16)-(12/16/16)


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JOINING!
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metanoia ⭕ Revel in what you are

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You already know I'm in it to win it. :D
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Coolio, two down, several more to go :P

Welcome old friends ^_^
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interested
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I'm in
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Sweet! Glad to have you both :)
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I do have a Bleach character concept I've wanted to run ever since I got into the series earlier this year...

What the hell, I'll give it a shot. Blame @Kal-El.

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@Sloth

This bout be so fucking Kawaii~
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Lolz. Glad to have another, and another older member too :P

Woo experience!
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Oh. My. God. YES! :D
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Hehehe, welcome~
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Bleach RP? Count me in.
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@Lawful Newtral @MysT3CH @Kal-El @Altered Tundra @CaughtInTheRiddle @Queentze @Sloth

I have added the Character Details section to the Opening Post of this thread. Be sure to read the information in it before working on a CS and, if it scares you off--which I sincerely hope it does not--please consider that you do not need to crunch any numbers yourself, and do not have to use my complicated/in depth Character Sheet so long as you have the necessary sections excluding what is mentioned as Optional in the Explanation hider ^_^

I will be leaving both this thread and the other Advanced Interest Check open for another couple of days, allowing people to work on their characters--including myself, while I work on the IC Opening Post. I am also doing this to allow people to start on their characters :)

By the way, the RP will likely be posted in Advanced. Do not despair though, I may still change my mind as Casual tends to get more people looking at a thread and regardless of where it goes, it will be--as mentioned--High Casual or Low Advanced (which are admittedly about the same). Posting expectations will not change from what is mentioned in the OP.
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@yoshua171 For biography purposes, how long has it been since our characters were forced out of Seireitei?
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@MysT3CH Ah, I had honestly forgotten to include that. I'll find somewhere to put it in the OOC. For now though...hmmm.

It's been about 4 years since everyone was kicked from the Seireitei. I'd like to say that some of the "Old gotei," surrendered and basically consented to being under the supervision and jurisdiction of the "New Gotei," shinigami.

The majority of the shinigami who did get kicked out were the higher ranked ones (from 10th seat upwards, more or less. Note that there are 20 seated officers in any given division (including Lieutenant and Captain). About a year after ya'll were exiled, I'd say 60-70% of that group spread out to deal with the increase in hollow activity in the world of the living. This group is the 30% left after some of its members tried to attack the Seireitei again to reclaim it (twice) and failed, not returning.

A total of 7 Captains(including the Captain Commander) are confirmed to be alive, one confirmed dead, and the rest MIA, but not confirmed dead.

This group will be composed of Five Captains. One will be the Captain Commander, two are Veterans, two are normal captains. There are four lieutenants in our group, with those outside of it, barring two of them who are MIA, spread out across the world of the living managing the other shinigami.

Thee rest will be individuals from 3rd seat to 6th seat in former rank. So yeah, there's that. This group has only been assembled for a few months, let's just say 4 months.

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Thank you kindly. :) Now, do ranking have to be requested, or will they be decided/approved upon CS submission?
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Thank you kindly. :) Now, do ranking have to be requested, or will they be decided/approved upon CS submission?

Good question. My suggestion? If you want a captain, apply not for veteran or normal. Just write a good CS and state which section you'd prefer. I'll grade the CS, consider your preference, and decide ^_^

However, you may put in a reservation for a given rank/division. I will keep it in consideration. Especially since I know a good number of you and can attest to your skill level. Note that if you're going to play a captain, that I expect you to be available for posting AT LEAST once every 2 weeks. Hopefully more than that.
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@yoshua171

Totally Fair. Would you prefer these be made here or Via PMs?

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I think I have a rule for that actually...yup.
Post your Character Sheet in the OOC for review.

So you can post them in the interest check, or you can wait for the OOC.
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