Post by kishou on May 2, 2010 15:58:23 GMT -5
Name: Tenpi Kishou
Actual Age: ~1000
Appearing Age: 30
Before he was changed by the hogyoku, Kishou looked like a quite strong old man. His skin, wrinkled and full of crevasses, was a plain dun color which caused him to look quite dull. Nevertheless his body was held up by a strong frame, his lean muscular build caused him to be seen as a threat even with his old age. At the time, he was about six foot even and weighed 130 pounds. His hair was long, white, and stringy, having an immensely unhealthy look to it. He wore the customary uniform of the shinigami. His eyes were black with an intensity that could make any man bow down.
After the hogyoku and the official conquering of his inner hollow, Kishou snapped. Or rather, something within him snapped. He became a different person, throwing away his look of wisdom for youth (and granting the inner hollow more control over his body).
There are men with soulless looks in their eyes, looks that can chill the unprepared bypasser. Kishou's eyes are the exact opposite, full of an astounding blood red that could fool anyone into thinking he was honest. He keeps a sly smile upon his face that is unreadable even by those who have known him for years. His run in with Aizen turned him into someone outstanding, someone real.
His hair is a healthy, flowing silver that reaches his shoulders. But his face is young and refreshing, jubilation can be seen within his chubby cheeks and smooth chin. He dresses in the garb of those loyal to Aizen, the sleeves of his pristine white jacket are removed and show his lean biceps. His white pants flow down to white boots. He is six foot four and 165 pounds, his muscular build is just slightly greater than lean.
Subdued, calm, quiet. Insane, dangerous, explosive. Kishou is a living contradiction, he breaks all that people understand about society and its people. His savagery is only equal to his civility, both used whenever it suits him. Kishou's former holy personality came to meld with his inner hollow's pure evil, if only because they were both opportunists. Their actions never suit anyone other than Kishou, he'd kill a man if it would help him and he'd save the same man's life for his own profit.
Let it be understood that Kishou has always been in control of himself. His past life as a holy man allowed him to be so in touch with his soul that conquering the inner hollow was nothing. To better understand Kishou, you'd have to think of him as a child with a lego playset. He has built the world, he owns the world, but has no idea what to do with it. His power is completely his own, but he isn't yet confident enough in his powers to go on world conquering campaigns like Aizen.
He is persuasive, he would much rather croon words of power to shinigami than destroy them. Because, even though he defected to Aizen's side, he doesn't hate shinigami or anyone else. He knew that he had greater power within him, so he went with Aizen to unlock it. Whether or not he continues with Gin is really up to his own whims. But for now, both Kishou the Savage and Kishou the Civil know that their place lies within Hueco Mundo.
He is also capable of cruelty that would take decades of therapy to be understood. If the same shinigami that he has brought to serve Hueco Mundo is no longer useful, he'll be destroyed with ease. If an arrancar goes against Kishou's will, he dies whether he be Espada, fraccion, or privaron. Kishou knows the greatness of his power and if it isn't respected, he'll take his ball and go home... you know, after he destroys the playground.
Kishou was born in 1060 to a family of devout Muslims within the walls of Jerusalem. He would grow up and be educated in the ways of Islam, and be discovered as a mystic at the age of six. He could create bursts of blue light and heal those in need with just seconds of concentration. He was a human shinigami, though no one knew this at the time, so they just knew that he must have been sent by Allah himself.
He did battle with others for year, becoming a well-known warrior by the time he was fifteen. He could handle a sword like no other, which everyone just attributed to the power of Allah within him. At times when his sword was swung, the earth itself would tremble with trepidation. By age twenty-one, he had taken command of the Arab army and was well known as a great military strategist throughout the Middle East. He was loved, feared, and strong with more power than he knew what to do with. For twenty-nine years he commanded the army through its every success, and he brought about its only failure.
Jerusalem in 1099 was invaded by Christian Franks. The best known story is that the Franks were successful in their invasion and committed countless atrocities within Jerusalem's walls, destroying man, woman, and child. The true story is that Kishou's power had been building over the years, building to a point where it was stronger than his body could hold any longer. Devious thoughts burned in his mind, conscious thinking became a struggle as the devil whispered into his ear no matter what he was doing. Allah had turned his favorite child into a ball of fury, confusion, and strength that the human world couldn't handle.
So, while the Franks invaded Jerusalem, Kishou fought the devil within him; it was an inner hollow that had been brewing within his heart and feeding off of his strength for years. For a short, tortured moment, he gave up and allowed the devil control, and the people of Jerusalem felt his power. Mosques burned, children cried over the immobile bodies of parents as the masked fiend tore through the streets with reckless abandon. He killed friend, foe, and all in between, leaving the city of Jerusalem bare and full of destruction.
He regained control quickly and sat within the center of the city for days, awaiting the Franks' backup army. He had no food, which didn't matter because he was fasting anyways, striving to starve the devil to death. When the Franks came, they asked him what happened, curious why there wasn't a soul walking the city. He replied “The Devil happened,” and they sliced his head clean off of his shoulders for such a sick joke.
The first Vaizard
Unbeknownst to anyone else, Kishou was the first vaizard. As he was purified and sent off to Rukongai, the Devil still held tight within his soul. But Kishou fought and held onto himself, never revealing his demon to anyone. Even to this day, Kishou doesn't remember his life or death and has no idea how the inner hollow could've sunken its claws into his heart.
It wasn't long before Kishou was found, his above-average spiritual energy was very easy to find. At the same time it was quite unique, as the inner hollow's energy wasn't completely suppressed by Kishou. This was something that wasn't really questioned at the Academy and by the time he was in 5th Division, he had covered it up completely. Kishou graduated the advanced classes in five years as a student considered advanced in kido and hoho, but deficient in swordsmanship.
By the time that Kishou graduated, he had already been offered 5th Division's tenth seat. He accepted it quickly and rose through the ranks over hundreds of years until he made fourth seat and stayed there. By this time, a young upstart named Aizen Sosuke had entered the squad and quickly became vice-captain. Aizen had very little interest in Kishou until he took him along on a mission with several other seated members.
They were gone into Hueco Mundo, fighting a new arrancar threat that was being built that had come to be known as the Espada. At this point in time they couldn't find Las Noches, so they fought through Hueco Mundo for days. After over a week within Hueco Mundo, they could feel how close they were to the immense energies within Hueco Mundo. In fact, these energies drew Saturayo forth and caused him to slaughter everyone brought along except for Aizen himself. Aizen got the idea of hollowfication from Kishou and took him under his wing from then on.
As Kishou writhed on the warm sand of Hueco Mundo, he fought the ever growing mask until Aizen stepped in and used his illusion powers on Saturayo, convincing him that he was in power. Kishou stood and glanced at Aizen who only smiled. Kishou re-sealed his zanpakuto and they traveled back to Soul Society, with Aizen making a decision to make Kishou his second-in-command. Kishou's turn from loyalty to Soul Society was quick and quiet. Aizen knew his secret, so it was time to appease Aizen. But in his heart of hearts, Kishou knew that he had been looking for an excuse to destroy and conquer.
For hundreds of years, Kishou stood under Aizen and Aizen shared his plans with him: the eventual destruction of Shinji, the death of the completely average third seat, and best of all, the hollowfication efforts. Kishou was infected with the hollow-spreading disease (then given the antidote later) and allowed Saturayo to take over, bringing in shinigami that he would infect. He'd regain control, report the strange reiatsu in whatever area, and repeat. Slowly, Kishou realized that Ichimaru Gin was taking his place within Aizen's group. Understanding the group's plans, he hanged back and allowed him to do so, he even allowed Kaname Tousen to become more important than him.
The fact is that Kishou was the most important part of Aizen's plans and he couldn't be spared to a high level within any squad. If he was found out, all of Aizen's plans would've been for naught. So Kishou didn't even try to train for bankai, afraid of giving Saturayo one more reason to take over his body. He became a spy, just laid back and never revealed himself even as his three compatriots left for Hueco Mundo.
After the captains left, it was almost impossible for Kishou to get any trust within Soul Society. He appeared pathetic and downtrodden at all times, causing his fellow shinigami to come to the conclusion that he couldn't have known about the captains' plan. He was back in the game.
In his old age and wisdom, it was easy for him to suggest the fake Karakura Town and be taken seriously. He fed information to Las Noches at all turns, but it wasn't possible for him to stop Yamamoto Genryuusai from completely destroying Aizen and Tousen. As the battle ended, Kishou followed Gin back to Las Noches, knowing that he was needed now more than ever.
Kishou had lived for almost his entire life without technology influencing his relationship with the inner hollow. He had never purposely put on the mask, he always went straight to abomino persona in order to avoid anyone recognizing him. It was now that he was made whole by the hogyoku, he was given youth and complete control over his hollow in a single split second. It was his reward for being so faithful to Aizen, his reward being the weakest, yet strongest of the defectors.
Soul Society assumes that Kishou died in Yamamoto's fiery sacrifice, another tragedy of the Winter War. No shinigami other than Gin knows that the old Kishou turned traitor at the drop of a hat and now serves as co-leader of the Espada.
- Swordsmanship- Intermediate
- Kidō- Advanced
- Hohō - Advanced
- Hand to Hand - Intermediate
- Speed - Advanced
- Power - Intermediate
- Stamina - Intermediate
- Intelligence - Advanced
Name: Hissori Arashi
Translation - Still Tempest
When sealed, Hissori Arashi disguised as a simple wooden cane. While it looks brittle and easily breakable, Kishou can (and does) still fight with it. It is splintered and made of weak wood.
Name: Hissori Arashi
He is eternally soaked, his black hair appears matted over his bearded face. But somehow, he always has a smile on. His skin is wrinkled and tanned, much like Kishou's older form. He wears no shirt, revealing his grotesquely hairy and flabby stomach. Hissori Arashi is about five foot five, a dwarf in comparison to his owner. He wears long red hakama, but no shoes. His hands are scarred over from the work he did in building his boat.
Hissori Arashi (Still Tempest) is “the man in the boat”. He lives on the sea, kept down by a perpetual thunderstorm. Hissori Arashi is the quintessential wise man, offering solace and understanding at all times. He knows why Kishou made the jump to Aizen's side, and he doesn't hate him for it. Beneath it all, Hissori Arashi is a wise servant and only exists to hear Kishou's command. His makeshift boat, made of planks of the most pathetic wood, is the only thing keeping him afloat in this tumultuous world.
Relationship to Master
Hissori Arashi is the wise old man that Kishou grew up to be, but with a holy vibe. At one time he was Kishou's greatest confidant and mentor, but it became obvious quickly that Kishou became much more intelligent than Hissori Arashi. Hissori Arashi takes on a commander position during battles, informing Kishou of things that he just might not see about his opponent.
The entire world is a pathetic little makeshift boat in the middle of an on-going thunderstorm. As time has gone by, Kishou has learned how to drown out the thunderstorm and have conversations with Hissori Arashi. Hissori Arashi considers himself one with the storm, he is neither stopped or aided by it, he feels that he is exactly where he should be in the world.
The inner hollow actually looks quite like Kishou himself. Since during Kishou's use of the hogyoku Kishou chose to become more youthful, he took on a more attractive and human form of Saturayo's appearance. Saturayo is a beast, looking much like a fully masked arrancar. He is seven feet tall, muscular to the point where the dirty rags that he calls clothing are completely torn. His skin is pure black, but he has long silver hair and red eyes. His mask is pure midnight, rather than the usual bone white.
A putrid smell, guttural groans that sound curiously like insults, and an immense spiritual pressure are all signs of Saturayo's presence. He is dirty from years of blood, sweat, and waste building up on his body. Unlike most hollow, he doesn't seem very ambitious or even angry at his master. Nevertheless, he is very powerful even with all of his laziness (though that might be an understatement, he barely even moves).
Relationship to Master
Kishou is Saturayo's best friend, worst enemy, and greatest teacher. While there's bad blood between them, of course, Saturayo does have immense respect for Kishou's battle efficiency and his general decisions. They're both opportunists, so they're very close in personality even if Saturayo doesn't have the ambition to move. Saturayo considers himself far too aware of Kishou's numerous ineptitudes to stay within him for long. And that might be what makes Kishou more helpful to Las Noches' agenda than anything...
Mask Appearance and Summoning
Kishou's mask is a winding circle of black and emerald, disorienting to look at and hard to understand. The mask is flat and has red spikes surrounding it that are sharp enough to be used as weapons. Upon summoning the mask by a simple wave of his hand, Kishou's eyes turn into the same color as the mask itself and his voice is slightly covered up by static.
- Description of Attack - Once the mask is on, Kishou uses the inner hollow's spiritual energy to replace his own. So, once he uses an attack like Overload, he is momentarily weaken while the inner hollow's energy converts into his own. This keeps his stamina up and his fatigue low.
- Limitation - It takes one post to replenish the energy and once this ability has been used to replace 60% of Kishou's spiritual energy, the chance of drifting into Abomino Persona is high.
- Description of Attack - This is an experienced vizard's second form, allowing his inner hollow more control over his body. Though Kishou can't really choose to enter Abomino Persona, he considers it his greatest ability, bringing his strength to its highest level. Kishou's speed increases to the point where only a very aware captain level enemy could see him while he uses shunpo and his strength becomes so great that his weakest strikes cut through hierro.
He grows to seven feet tall and a weight of two hundred pounds, his muscles bursting from his white jacket and hakama. His eyes go pure white and his hair falls out. His mask cracks and leaves nothing but a thin covering across his eyes.
- Limitation - He gives up use of kido during Abomino Persona and for three posts afterward. He must fight his inner hollow afterward and may be forced to do so while fighting his opponent.
- Description of Attack - Kishou's cero is a melded black and green, it can come from his sword or his hand and has immense power.
- Limitation - Takes up 10% of his spiritual energy.
Call Out Phrase: Waremeka seppunga enkai, Hissori Arashi
Translation - Split the ocean or kiss it, Still Tempest
Upon releasing Hissori Arashi, the cane turns into a scimitar, with the handle of the cane curving opposite the blade's curve. It is emerald embedded with streaks of green running down the blade, all the way to the end of the cane's handle. The unstreaked portions of the blade are black. When battling in shikai, Kishou might begin by fighting with the crook of the cane-scimitar's handle, almost toying with his opponent. Once he's serious, he moves his hand to the cane-scimitar's shaft for a better hold.
- Description of Attack - When an attack is coming towards Kishou, he can quickly generate enough electrical power to cancel it out. It's a matter of analyzing the enemy's attack and having enough energy to deflect it.
- Type - Defensive
- Range - Personal
- Limitation - Whatever amount of energy the opponent uses to output the attack is equal to the energy Kishou uses to cancel it out.
- Description of Attack - Once Hissori Arashi is released, Kishou's entire body is charged by electricity. This doesn't mean that he can't be touched, but all of his attacks have an electrical charge from then on.
- Type - Passive
- Range - Personal to far
- Limitation - It takes up 5% of his spiritual energy automatically and isn't strong enough to keep enemies from touching him.
- Description of Attack - Whenever Kishou touches his zanpakuto or any part of his body to an enemy, he has the option to force electricity through their body. This ability is a last ditch effort and can devastate an enemy if used correctly. He also has the option to compound a kido with Overload, making even a weak bakudo quite painful.
- Type - Offensive
- Range - Personal to far
- Limitation - Takes up 70% of his spiritual energy.
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The walls of Las Noches were stark white, a beauty that Kishou had never been lucky enough to see before. As he stepped through the hallways with Gin at his side, Kishou didn't know where he was going, he only knew what he was going to. Greatness. Power. Strength so great that no one before him had ever held it for this long without succumbing to it. He was the first and if he had a damn thing to do with it, he'd be the last. The vizards of Karakura Town had a heavy hand in Aizen's destruction and Kishou had already made the simple decision to kill them.
Another left turn, another left, and yet another. He was getting impatient, he quickly realized that Gin might have just brought him back here to toy with him. “Gin, you bastard...” he said with his gruff, elderly voice “You know I never trusted you for a second?” Gin smiled and chuckled, saying “I've missed you too,” but somehow found a way to make it sound sincere. Kishou was nowhere near tired, his cane had been going unused, it flailed about in the air as he walked quickly. His impatience became obvious as he began to drum his fingers upon the cane while he walked. “Calm down.” said Gin with a slight edge.
It was now that they took another left and entered the room on their immediate right, where Gin sat the hogyoku upon its pedestal. “Alright, we're here!” Gin said. Kishou stared at Gin blankly as he repeated the directions they had taken mentally...
“You jackass, if we had just gone left in the first place, we could have been here in seconds!” Kishou yelled.
“Calm down...” Gin said, but this time he was stifling laughter at his own joke. “Close your eyes. This might hurt a bit.”
But Kishou didn't close his eyes, he stared his destiny right in the face; as the beautiful glow sucked him into its world, it seemed as if he'd never leave. He felt his body reconstruct and become better, more efficient and youthful than ever before. He could hear Saturayo scream as he knew he'd never find a way to rule this body now, it was impossible. He was placed back into the Hogyoku's chamber, marveling over his new body.
“How long did that take?” Kishou said, wide-eyed at his beautiful form.
Gin smiled “Time? Time means nothing to you now, my friend.”
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