Shinigami - Suzuka Yukishiro - [A-3] Oct 8, 2011 0:43:26 GMT -5
Post by Muffin on Oct 8, 2011 0:43:26 GMT -5
Admin Note: This character is to replace Isane as a Captain. Isane does not have a Bankai, and as such, cannot technically be a Captain of her Division. As such (and due to much time passing without a player/Captain for this squad), for story line purposes, this character is being applied for with intent of drawing in more players for the Fourth Division.
Kyra gave me permission to take over
Name: Suzuka Yukishiro
Actual Age: 310
Appearing Age: 31
Suzuka is a fairly tall woman, standing at 170cm (around 5?7) and weighing around 119 pounds. Her skin is a fairly pale-peach colour, and her body type is most certainly thin, though by no means fragile-looking. Her breasts, while certainly no match for someone like Rangiku, hold a heavy bust, enough the be able to wear a rather similar style of the front part of her robe hanging a bit loose to allow her ample bosom to be revealed. While most of her body is covered by her clothes, she is a fairly thin woman, aside from her chest. Her arms and legs are thin with very little actual muscle, but by no means appearing to be fragile or anorexic.
She has snow-white hair that?s long enough to reach the back of her thighs. She has short, fringe-like bangs over her forehead, usually brushed to the right, with the longest strands reaching just past her eyes. Her hair is brushed straight every day, rarely wearing it in any particular style. When things need to get down and dirty though, she does sometimes pull her hair back in a low bun, just to keep it out of the way, and to keep it from getting dirty (after all, it?s very easy to get white hair dirty).
Her face is youthful, with a soft jaw and a slightly rounded chin. Her eyes are a very deep, azure colour, somewhat almond shaped, and her expression seems to always be calm and relaxed. Her nose is small, somewhat pointed, and her lips are thin. Her eyebrows are darker than her hair, and her skin is flawless.
Her shinigami attire is standard, with a black kimono (slightly loose to show off some cleavage), black hakama, tabi, and sandals, wearing the long-sleeved Captain?s haori of the Fourth Division. A thick, white sash is worn around her waist, and another sash, similar in length yet azure-blue in colour, hangs a bit more loosely beneath the white sash. The blue sash hangs diagonally from her waist on the right, lowering down to mid-thigh on her left, which holds her sheath in place at her left hip. The knot of the sash turned towards her right leg, with the ends hanging a few inches past her right knee.
Suzuka is similar to her predecessor, yet also very different.
She is a polite woman. A noble by descent, Suzuka acts in a manner that many people would assume to be the ?perfect? woman. She?s usually a silent person, not due to shyness, but knowing when to speak so that her words make more of an impact. She moves gracefully and lady-like, fluid yet poised, with perfect posture and dignity befitting someone of her status. With a gentle smile and a calm voice, she is not the type to get angered easily, and she rarely does raise her voice. She?s the type of person you would more often see smiling than frowning, happy more than angry, and calm more often than troubled, even when experiencing trouble or inner turmoil.
While this trait was passed down to her by her mother, Suzuka?s father gave her a very useful ability, and that is the ability to politically fashion her words. Suzuka is a very diplomatic person, in speech and in action. Her noble heritage raised her to be a woman that sought for peaceful negotiations instead of battle. She can speak very persuasively, yet still maintain a diplomatic expression. However, Suzuka doesn?t ?butter up? her words; she says it how it is, harsh, but true. Her style of talking is something like: ?This is how it is, and this is what we?re going to do about it?; brutally honest, very straightforward and to the point. She often uses this ability to try to get out of things she doesn't want to do, usually fighting.
Despite this, Suzuka is kind. As the Captain of a healing-based division, she is more than willing to lend a helping hand to her comrades and subordinate. She is protective of her division, especially against those unruly Eleventh Divisioners that always seem to be harassing her subordinates. While she might not have as large of a reputation as her predecessor, Suzuka still possesses similar tricks Unohana used against members of the Eleventh. While not as potent, they are still capable of scaring the bejesus out of anyone who ends up witnessing them. She is the type of person that wants the best for the people around her; whether they are family, subordinate or a stranger, Suzuka will not hesitate to step in to insure the safety of those under her command.
Suzuka is a very logical and highly perceptive person. A quick thinker, she can pick up even the tiniest details in whatever it is she might be doing and can use it to her advantage. She isn?t the kind of person to put her life in the hands of luck or chance; she will think of a way to solve her problems with logic and facts. Nothing ever happens by chance; everything happens for a reason. Due to her rational way of thinking, her perception of the world is very realistic. She is no idealist; she sees things the way they are, not how they should be.
What Suzuka definitely lacks in the strength department, she makes up for with her iron will and strong determination. Completely motivated and dedicated to her work, she isn't the type to leave business unfinished, no matter the situation. If she has paperwork to complete, she?ll have them finished by the end of the day. If she has patients to heal, she?ll keep them strapped to the bed if need be until she?s satisfied that they are at their peak. Completely loyal and devoted to her job, Suzuka could be considered somewhat of a workaholic and takes her position as Captain very seriously. She was given the title for a reason, and being Captain is no excuse to slack off on the important things.
One of her biggest weaknesses is bread. The woman just loves bread, any baked good actually. Sweet buns, french toast, cinnamon rolls, the whole shebang. In fact, her love for baked breads is so massive that she actually learned how to discreetly
stuffhide them in the sleeves of her haori. She also enjoys fencing, but only as a sport, nothing more. On occasion though, she does incorporate fencing into her fighting, as her Shikai is a rapier. Amongst the other things she likes are green tea, the scent of lavender, calligraphy and colourful paper lanterns. She dislikes lazy people, things that taste too sweet, apples (despite the Yukishiro family crest being a stylized apple) and needless violence. And, unlike her predecessor, Suzuka has absolutely no talent in ikebana.
When compared to other Noble Families of Seireitei, the Yukishiro family were relatively new, having only been considered a 'true' member of the nobility for a mere 1242 years. Yukishiro Ginjiro was the second head of the family, having inherited it from his father, Akaito, the founder of the Yukishiro clan. He married a woman, also of noble birth, named Kazuko Juri. Juri and Ginjiro had a daughter, Suzuka. She was a beautiful baby, with her mother?s snow-white hair, and her father?s bright blue eyes. She was the pride and joy of the Yukishiro family.
As a young girl, her parents taught her many things. From her mother, she learned etiquette, politeness and the art of being a woman. From her father, she learned politics, logical thinking and how to weave words in a diplomatic way. They made sure Suzuka had a bright future; she would grow to be a great person, known throughout Seireitei and Soul Society. At least that was their plan for her. In fact, the Yukishiro cared very little for their status as nobility. They just wanted their precious daughter to grow up to be a fine woman, happy, prosperous, accepted and loved by society. It was their only wish.
It was clear that even at a young age, Suzuka possessed something either parents had; reiatsu. And not just reiatsu; a massive amount of it. A heated debate grew between her parents and the family council. The council insisted that Suzuka be sent to the Shinigami Academy in order to learn how to control her reiatsu, while her parents heavily objected. They didn?t want their daughter to become a shinigami. The risks were far too great, and they couldn?t bear the thought of losing their daughter to hollow. Back and forth, the argument went on for several months, both the pros and the cons heavily discussed amongst the parties. Eventually, just a few weeks before Suzuka?s 61st birthday, both sides had come to an agreement.
Suzuka would go to the Academy, as soon as she is deemed ready by both her parents and the family council. Until then, she would continue her private lessons with her parents, and the council would hire a Shinigami to teach her basic control over her reiatsu.
While growing up, Suzuka befriended a boy, of questionable noble status. His name was Guren, and he came from the Okume family, a fallen noble family who lived in the first district of North Rukongai. He was a few years older than Suzuka, who considered him her best and closest friend, to the surprise of many people. With hair as red as his namesake, Guren was a rough boy, always getting into fights with other children. He was rebellious, stubborn and had little respect for others, especially his parents.
Except for little Suzuka.
The Okume and the Yukishiro families were close friends before the Okume fell from status. Even when the two families found themselves on the opposite sides of the massive white gate, the close relationship between them remained as strong, and the Yukishiro often visited the fallen family. It was during one of these meetings that Suzuka met Guren.
While their parents were talking about familiar matters over tea and biscuits, Suzuka was left to wander around the modest land of the Okumi. Unfortunately, the boundary of their land was unmarked, and the girl found herself lost in a small wooded area behind the home. After walking aimlessly in the small forest, she ran into a group of boys?a rather scary group of boys. By her clothes and the way she held herself, they instantly knew she was a noble; a citizen of Seireitei, and while they were not as violent as those of the outer districts, they did harbour a dislike for the social elites of Soul Society.
Fortunately, before any harm was done, Guren appeared, chasing the boys away by punching the leader?s face so hard that two teeth flew out.
?Why did you do that?? the girl asked as Guren cracked his knuckle after the punch.
??Cause you?re a Yukishiro. I gotta protect you, ?cause m?family and your family are friends.?
Since then, while Guren seemed like a terrible boy to others, he filled in the role of ?best friend? to Suzuka. He knocked other boys unconscious, but he always took time to have lunch with the white-haired heiress. When someone talked bad about the Yukishiro, he was there to knock some sense into their heads. If someone ever dared to threaten Suzuka, or even look at her wrong, they were met with a fist to the face. To Suzuka, he was funny, protective, clever and silly. He knew how to make her laugh, and he always listened to her. He was mean and ruthless to others, but it was his shoulder she always cried on.
They saw each other at least once a week. That is, until Suzuka turned 135.
It was the year Suzuka was deemed ready to attend the Shinigami Academy.
While she was sad that she had to leave Guren while she was at the Academy, she knew it was for the best. When she had told him about her departure, he was surprisingly calm about it; she thought he would throw a fit and punch a hole through the wall. But all he did was grin, pat her on the head, as he always did, and promised her that they would see each other soon.
Soon was an overstatement. Barely a week after she started school, she ran into a very familiar red-haired boy, dressed from head to toe in the garb of an Academy student.
Guren had enrolled himself in the Academy as well.
?Why did you do this? Enrol in the Academy? I thought you didn?t want to be a Shinigami.? Suzuka asked one day. They were eating lunch, and while Suzuka calmly sat eating her bento, Guren leaned against the tree, kimono loosened to show the plain shirt he wore underneath.
??Cause you?re my best friend. I gotta protect you from stupid people.? was his reply, and with a smirk, he patted her head and walked over to a group of boys who were calling him over.
The years at the Academy passed by in a blur, and as an adult, Suzuka could barely remember much of it. What she did remember was that while she was strong in kido and the technical side of sword fighting, she was exceptionally bad when it came to the physical part of fighting, which included hand-to-hand combat. On the other hand, Guren was one of the strongest fighters amongst his class, yet failing drastically when it came to the technical things. They exchanged notes and helped each other improve on their weaknesses.
Because of this partnership, they both managed to slip past their weakest subjects with the bare minimums and graduated by the end of their six-year term.
Guren was a fighter; a perfect candidate for the Eleventh Division. Suzuka on the other hand, had no direct specialty and was allowed to choose any division she wished. After some consideration, she was placed in the Seventh Division.
While Guren was out getting into fight and exterminating hollow, Suzuka stayed in Seireitei performing her duties as an unseated shinigami, ranging from delivery, to sweeping, to the occasional patrol duty. As she was unseated, she rarely encountered any fighting or violence, much to her parents? relief. She spent her time off at the Yukishiro manor, meditating and attempting to make contact with her zanpakuto spirit.
Fifteen years after her first attempts, she finally heard the voice. It was warm, happy, somewhat bubbly, and also feminine. The voice congratulated her, and reminded Suzuka that although they could communicate now, she would have to work a lot harder if she wanted a name. Suzuka agreed; she didn?t want it to be handed to her on a silver platter. If she really wanted to make a difference and rise up the ranks, she knew she had to work hard for it.
For seven years, Suzuka trained, meditated and communicated with the spirit. She was initially rather shocked at the physical appearance of the spirit, taking the form of a blue humanoid fox, but soon grew to like the spirit. She learned that the spirit was bubbly, happy, and generally very optimistic, but had an extreme dislike for violence; something they both shared. The fox acted like her mentor and, despite her outward personality, was actually quite wise. But despite the progress she had been making, the spirit still refused to reveal her name.
Because you don?t have a reason?
Guren would come visit her, especially when he needed help communicating with his own sword. On their time off, they would often just sit under a tree, or near the place where they first met, and talk about anything and everything. From their zanpakuto, to their jobs, to the latest happenings in the Gotei 13, the time they spent together was always a memorable experience, especially since they were both busy, with both of them achieving low-seated positions within their respective divisions.
Little did Suzuka know that her time with Guren was about to be cut short.
A group of hollow had been spotted terrorizing a town in the human world. Representatives from the Fifth, Seventh and Eleventh Divisions were chosen to handle the situation; Suzuka and Guren were amongst the chosen. The mission went smoothly for the most part; the group found the hollow and fought them, winning with only minor injuries. However, things took a turn for the worst when the real ringleader for the attacks appeared. It was a massive hollow, nowhere near the power of a Menos, but strong enough to cause major damage to the Shinigami team. While Suzuka?s back was turned, the hollow decided to aim for the white-haired woman, only to strike a red-haired man instead.
A massive claw struck Guren in the chest. He took the attack for her.
Her dear friend lay bleeding in her arms as the rest of the group continued their battle against the hollow. Suzuka?s eyes filled with tears as her clothes were dyed red with Guren?s blood.
?Why did you do this?? she asked as tears began to fall down her cheeks
??Cause you?re Suzuka.? Guren whispered as his eyes closed, ?And I love you.?
At that moment, a sudden surge of energy grew within Suzuka, and the familiar voice of her fox-like spirit rang in her head. Its voice was no longer warm and happy; it was serious, but also somewhat motherly.
Do you have a reason now? Why should I let you use my powers? It does not destroy, but maintains. It does not defeat, but protects. It does not attack, but defends. What use is it to you?
I?I want to save Guren!
Because?I?I love him.
Then say it. My name is?
The katana in her hand turned into an elegant, silver rapier. The edges were sleek and smooth, and the only way it could possibly hurt anyone was with the pointed tip. It was obviously not a weapon designed for attacking.
You know what to do.
But it was too late. Guren was gone.
When they returned to Soul Society, a small funeral was held for Guren, attended by his family, as well as the Yukishiro and a few of his friends from the Eleventh Division. The days following his death had taken a harsh toll on Suzuka. She spoke to no one, ate very little, and refused to talk to anyone about him, even Yuzuki. But after a week or so, the spirit had enough of her moping; she was pretty sure Guren didn?t sacrifice himself for a depressed woman!
Pull yourself together, Suzuka! the spirit screamed, Do you know what you?re doing? You?re throwing Guren?s sacrifice away! He died for you so that you could live! So live! Upon his death, you learned my name. With my powers, you can heal others and prevent them from sharing his fate! His was a noble sacrifice; he gave you the power to save people. Will you let that go in vain?
Yuzuki was right. She couldn?t spend her life crying over Guren. No, she would honour him and his life by moving forward. She would use the power he helped her achieve to help others. It was what he would want her to do.
She filed a transfer from the Seventh Division to the Fourth Division, despite some protest from her family. She had already attained a seated position, they said, there were no open positions in the Fourth; she would have to start from the bottom. But she had none of it; besides, with her zanpakuto, she was better fit for the Fourth anyway.
The move proved to be a wise decision. Mastering her shikai after twenty-two years, Suzuka steadily climbed the ranks; her abilities noted by her superiors. She trained with Yuzuki diligently, and wasn?t surprised in the least that her zanpakuto had little to no offensive capabilities whatsoever. It was just the way she wanted anyway. Through training with the zanpakuto, Suzuka mastered the art of fencing; both as a pastime and as a fighting style. Yes, it was a?unorthodox way of fighting, but it worked for her. She also learned basic healing kido, something she picked up easily. She distinguished herself as one of the more capable healers in the Fourth Division and the one most people turned to when her captain or lieutenant were away. Soon after her promotion to Eighth Seat, Yuzuki suggested that Suzuka should start training to achieve Bankai.
Bankai? Was she ready for it?
Yuzuki felt she was. But it would be a lot of hard work.
?Hard work was an understatement. For fifty-seven years, the spirit pushed Suzuka to her peak, both physically and mentally. At first, Yuzuki refused to be brought to the real world and subjugated until Suzuka was good and ready. When she finally came out, Yuzuki proved to be a very difficult sword to subjugate and control; she was often distracted by the simplest of things (the physical world fascinated her).
When Yuzuki finally did cooperate, the spirit told Suzuka that if she wanted to achieve Bankai, she needed to do something first. As seemingly simple task, Yuzuki asked her to sit and stay with her until sunrise.
I love sunrises, the spirit said, It reminds me of new beginnings. Wouldn?t you agree?
And so, taking a seat on the mountainside they had been training on, Suzuka waited patiently with the fox-like spirit. While they had the occasional conversation and small-talk, most of the time was spent sitting in calm silence, watching the skies for the slightest trace of sunlight on the horizon. Hours passed, yet the moon remained as full as it was when they started.
Impatience, boredom and slight frustration tugged at the corners of Suzuka?s mind. How could the sun take so long to rise? Taking a deep breath, the white-haired woman looked around at her surroundings. Why hasn?t anything changed? Something was wrong about everything.
Wait a minute, beneath the mountain was a river, not a forest?
?We?re in my inner world,?
And that was what Yuzuki needed. While it did start out in the real world, she had brought them within her inner world while Suzuka was distracted, waiting for the moment when she would realize the change in scenery. Sunlight never appeared in her mind; only the dark, moonlit sky. It was a test of logic, awareness and illusion, and given time, Suzuka passed.
Achieving Bankai was only the first step. There was still training to unlock Uruwashii Yuzuki?s abilities, training to maintain Bankai and training to improve her control. Training, training, training; by that point, all of Suzuka?s free time was spent bettering her abilities, be it her healing kido, fencing, or her Bankai. When the Winter War came about, she remained in Soul Society, taking care of the injured while both her Captain and Lieutenant went to assist in the battle.
There were some casualties in the war, and many Captain positions were left vacant. But since Unohana-taichou was promoted to the position of Captain-Commander, the position of Fourth Division Captain was vacated as well. While Kotetsu-fukutaichou ran the division to the best of her abilities, it was obvious a Captain was needed, and soon.
Somehow, Suzuka didn?t know who nor when, but word of her achieving Bankai spread amongst the Division, and soon, she found herself recommended for Fourth Division Captaincy. According to?whichever Captain decided to nominate her, her healing skills, coupled with her diplomatic personality, pacifism, defence-oriented zanpakuto and general people skills were traits of a Captain. Urged by family, friends, and a majority of the Fourth Division who found out, Suzuka agreed to take the Captain Proficiency Test.
It wasn?t like she was going to pass anyway. There were probably other candidates better fit for the position than she was.
Standing outside the door of the room where the test was held, Suzuka took a breath, calming her nerves as she waited to be called inside. The silence was deafening.
?Yukishiro -san, please enter,?
- Swordsmanship- Intermediate
- Kidō- Advanced
- Hohō - Intermediate
- Hand to Hand - Beginner
- Speed - Intermediate
- Power - Intermediate
- Stamina - Advanced
- Intelligence - Advanced
Translation - Tender Moon
Yuzuki is a katana, with a blade-length of approximately 70 cm and a hilt of 20 cm, for a total length of 90 cm (slightly under 3 feet). The blade itself is slightly curved, like any other katana, and silver in colour. The gold guard holds an oval shape, though curved on one side, and pointed on another, like the shape of a tear, and connected to the sword on the flat-end side. On the curved side is the emblem of a full moon, and on the pointed side of the guard, a crescent moon. The hilt is wrapped in a cobalt colored wrap, only a slightly darker color than the sash around her waist, and the end is topped with gold. The sheath is a solid blue color, perfectly matching her sash, tied to it in two places by a white string.
Yuzuki takes the form of a blue, humanoid fox-woman. Standing slightly shorter than Suzuka, Yuzuki?s most noticeable trait is her light blue skin. Her face is young, youthful, and usually smiling, revealing a set of straight, white teeth, with pointed canines as befitting of a fox. Her eyes are large and round, light cyan in colour, overflowing with both happiness and wisdom.
Her hair is a darker shade of blue, falling just past her waist in slight curls. She has a fringe over her forehead, covering it up until her eyebrows, which are the same colour as her hair. There are blue fox ears on her head, tipped with light blue fur, and a long tail, the same colour as her hair and also tipped in a lighter shade of blue. The tail is thick and fluffy, almost a foot long, and can be used by Yuzuki as an extra limb. Her arms and legs are thin; quick, agile and limber, like a fox, and her body has very few curves, and a barely noticeable chest. Just like her master, Yuzuki might appear skinny, but she is far from weak. While she is technically an anthromorphic fox, her hands and feet are normal, with five fingers and five toes in the right places.
Yuzuki wears a tan coloured tunic, belted around the waist with a green, braided belt. There is a pin that closes the belt, made up of three small, blue circles attached together. Her pants are darker shade of brown, reaching just at her calves, in a capri-like fashion. Yuzuki walks around barefoot.
Yuzuki is a generally very happy, optimistic person. She is almost never without a big smile on her face, and often laughs while talking. Not one to ever get sad, Yuzuki's happiness is almost contagious; whenever Suzuka visits her, she always awakens much happier than she was when she entered. Despite this, Yuzuki is by no means childish. In fact, she is far more knowledgeable and intelligent than she appears to be. She knows when to be serious, and that there are times when the smile has to come off. When this happens, Yuzuki becomes slightly more motherly, and appears to be much wiser, as well as harsher. When this happens, she becomes blunter; speaking the real truth as it is without sugar-coating it. She confronts problems with the quickest and most efficient solutions; no matter the circumstance, Yuzuki seems to know just how to fix the situation. Ridiculously perceptive and highly logical, it's as if she has the answers to all of life's problems.
But, there's no way she ever tells Suzuka the answers. No, she likes to make her wielder think and figure things out for herself. She lives by the 'brains over brawn' philosophy, and since Suzuka definitely lacks brawn, as her zanpakuto, it's her job to make sure the brains are always at its peak. It's only when it drags on for too long, or when it affects Yuzuki herself that she steps in.
Relationship to MasterInner World
The two are generally very friendly towards each other and have a very good relationship. They are partners and friends, each willing to lend the other help if needed. They do have something of a friendly competition between them, which usually involves Suzuka trying to outwit Yuzuki during one of her ?lessons?. During these somewhat-playful tests, Yuzuki almost always comes out the victor. There are times in which Suzuka manages to outsmart the Fox, in which the spirit congratulates her, only to promise to make the next one much, much harder. They share many likes, such as tea and lanterns, but Yuzuki thinks Suzuka might like bread a little too much and isn't fond of it herself (she does however, like sweet things, which is something Suzuka dislikes). They also share the same dislike for fighting and violence.
When Suzuka does end up in some sort of trouble or emotional instability, such as Guren?s death, Yuzuki will not hesitate to offer a shoulder to cry on, yet she will also give true, usually brutally honest, advice on the situation. She dislikes it when Suzuka becomes depressed, and does everything in her power to change it, even if it means getting her to confront the situation head-on. It might seem harsh, but from their many years together, Yuzuki knows that Suzuka hates being babied and would prefer being confronted straight.
Yuzuki's inner domain is a cliff overlooking a winding river. The cliff stands a good height away from the water; at least a few hundred feet. The cliff has a jagged edge, pointed in a way that slightly resembles Pride Rock from the Lion King, except much higher up. The space on top of the cliff is where Yuzuki and Suzuka meet, and it is a plain, open spot of rock where they can train. There are no trees on the top, just a few large boulders, which are often destroyed, yet always repaired instantly.
The sky is a deep navy with slight cloud cover and very few stars. The place is illuminated by a large, bright full moon, at least twice as large as a normal moon. Suzuka's inner world is stuck in a perpetual night; there are no sunrises. Yuzuki is often complaining to Suzuka about how her inner world is boring, and often asks if she could change it to a sunrise and put lanterns in the sky. Suzuka always replies that she doesn't even know if a person's inner world could be changed in the first place.
Call Out Phrase: Fusegu
Translation - Prevent
Suzuka?s shikai is a sleek, silver rapier; a precise weapon meant for quick thrusts and stabs and isn?t essentially very lethal (but it could be extremely deadly if given to the right wielder). The most striking feature of Yuzuki?s shikai form is its intricate crossguard. The design is elaborate; appearing as pieces twisted loosely around the grip (this form of crossguard is often known as being a ?bladecatcher?), but also has a straight piece running straight through it. The grip itself is silver and has the texture of a thin piece of metal having been twisted tightly around the actual grip, ending with a blunt metal pommel. The entire length of the hilt is about 7 inches, but only 5 inches are the actual grip. The blade itself is straight and smooth, ending at a sharp point at the tip. The blade gets thinner as it gets further from the hilt; starting at about two centimetres at the grip to just under one centimetre at the very tip. The blade is about 34 inches long, making the entire sword roughly 41 inches long in total.
When Suzuka activates her shikai, she holds her katana out as if she was holding a rapier in a basic fencing position; one hand holding the sword straight in front of her, and the other raised behind her head with one leg slightly in front of the other. As she calls out her shikai, the sword will seemingly ?peel away? from the tip, revealing Yuzuki?s rapier form (as well as lengthening it), minus the elaborate crossguard. Only after the entire sword changes to a rapier will the guard form.
Gengetsu - Crescent Moon
- Description of Attack ? By gathering healing kido into her rapier, Suzuka can fire small bursts of concentrated kido from the tip of the sword. She charges her rapier with healing kido, turning the green energy blue as it fills up the rapier. As the energy fills the blade, it slowly turns blue, the green kido being converted into Suzuka?s personal kido by the sword?s guard. The blade glows blue as it is filled, and is an indicator of how much kido the blade contains. When the blade is filled, Suzuka can fire bursts of healing energy from the tip in the form a thin laser, about the same width as the blade itself. While the kido is as powerful as a normal healing kido, its concentrated form allows it to target specific wounds on the body. Unlike regular healing kido, which replenishes the reiatsu to assist in healing the body, Suzuka?s concentrated kido is only capable of healing wounds. The blue kido from her sword also has a weak form of anaesthetic, and can be used by itself, without healing properties. When the blade is covered with the healing kido, it also reverses its properties, and can actually heal wounds when it cuts others. However, each wound it heals decreases the amount of gathered reiatsu. The larger the wound, the more kido it takes up, and the quicker it runs out.
- Type - Healing
- Range - The laser can shoot to a maximum of six inches from the tip of the blade.
- Limitation - As stated before, the ?blue? kido that Suzuka?s rapier emits is not stronger than the standard green kido. However, its concentrated form does not allow it to replenish reiatsu properly, and is focused more on healing, rather than replenishing. The anaesthetic, at its most powerful, is about as powerful as the ones you get at the dentist when you get a filling, and only works for an area of about three inches in diameter at a time. Suzuka must fill the rapier with her own, normal ?green kido? for about two minutes, and during that time, the sword?s guard concentrates it into its ?blue kido?. In addition to the amount of reiatsu it takes to generate the normal healing kido, Suzuka must add in her own reiatsu as a catalyst for the conversion. Each ?refill? of the blade takes up about 8% of additional reiatsu. And since the ?blue? kido is the same strength as the ?green? kido, it can only heal what the normal kido can. This means that while it can be used to heal all sorts of wounds, it cannot re-attach limbs, re-grow organs, or make idiots smarter.
At most, Suzuka can hold a fully-charged rapier for about ten minutes, after which it will steam out from the tip of the blade. This ?steam? releases the held reiatsu and has no healing properties. After the blade has been drained of all kido, there is a cool-down of about three minutes before she can re-fill it with more kido.
Hangetsu - Half Moon
- Description of Attack ? By changing how she holds her rapier and holding the sword inversely (with the blade parallel to her forearm), a burst of concentrated reiatsu bursts forth from the sword, covering the blade to form a shield. This shield is transparent and almost looks like water and is shaped like an upside-down teardrop with three smaller points at the top. The shield is the same width as the blade, which is 34 inches wide, and is roughly 40 inches high. Overall, the shield weighs about two pounds. This shield appears as if it was being held like a normal shield, however, it is actually covering the blade itself, and it moves based on how the sword moves. This shield can block attacks like a regular shield can, and can be used to block sword strikes, as well as kido attacks. With each attack it blocks, the shield cracks slightly, and the more powerful the attack, the more it cracks. When the shield is fully cracked, it becomes unusable and falls off the blade.
- Type - Defense
- Range - Arm's length
- Limitation - This shield will hold attacks from those two tiers below or further, and the cracks will be insignificantly tiny. A single tier below to a single tier above, it may hold up to various attacks, though it may not hold up to a character's most powerful attack (depending on tier. It can probably withstand a tier below, but less likely for a tier above). Two tiers above, it holds minimal chance of defending, and can only withstand up to a maximum of five of the character's most basic attacks. Three tiers and above, the shield will simply crumble. Creating the shield requires 15% of Suzuka's reiatsu, and maintaining it takes up 3%. It gets progressively more difficult to maintain the shield with each crack, and so each noticeable crack on the shield requires slightly more reiatsu to keep the shield together.
Mangetsu - Full Moon
- Description of Attack ? Suzuka brings her sword before her, holding it horizontally. When she calls the name, a sphere takes shape around her and the surrounding area, expanding up to a four meter diameter. This shield appears semi-transparent, as though one is looking through water. It appears to be composed of smaller, hexagonal pieces that fit together perfectly, like a jigsaw puzzle. The shield itself has a bluish-teal tint. The shield lasts until Suzuka dismisses it or until the shield itself is overpowered. Anyone within the barrier can move around inside freely, but cannot leave as long as it is up.
- Type - Defense
- Range - A four-meter diameter
- Limitation - This shield will normally hold attacks from those two tiers below or further, and withstand the attack fully. A single tier below to a single tier above, it may hold up to various attacks, though it may not hold up to a character's most powerful attack. Two tiers above, it holds minimal chance of defending; normally only against the most basic of the character's attack, whereas with a character's most powerful attack, the shield may only take a percentage of the attack (roughly 10-25%). Any higher, and the shield will be overpowered and collapse, and Suzuka will take the attack at full strength. It costs a moderate amount of reiatsu; 25%. Suzuka may continue to keep the barrier up, but must continue to pour her energy when the shield takes a hit. Creating the barrier takes about a minute to form, and lasts for as long as Suzuka can continue maintaining it with her reiatsu, or until it collapses. Because of the amount of reiatsu it consumes, she can usually only perform this once per shikai.
Name: Uruwashii Yuzuki
Translation - Beautiful Tender Moon
Suzuka?s zanpakuto takes a drastic change in its Bankai state. From a lithe rapier, it becomes a massive shield, a little taller than Suzuka herself.
The shield takes the shape of an upside down teardrop, with the tip pointed at the end. The center of the shield is coloured metallic blue, while there is a three-inch border around the edge coloured silver. This border makes the edge of the shield appear sharpened, although it is not, and the colouring is purely aesthetic. Near the middle of the shield, vertically, there are two inward indentations along the side of the shield, connected by a ?V? shaped mark, and two, smaller ones a few inches from the bottom tip. These four dents in the shield are usually used to peek out of, but, in some situations, could be targeted as weak points.
On the top of the shield, or the ?curved edge? of the teardrop, there are five spikes protruding from the shield. These spikes are the same colour of blue as the center portion of the shield, and are shaped like arrow heads. There are four smaller ones, two on either side and a large, singular spike in the middle. The smaller spikes are five and a half inches long, while the large spike is ten inches long.
Suzuka holds the shield through three straps on the back of the shields. These straps are light blue in colour and are one and a half inch wide. They are positioned so that when Suzuka slips her arm through, one strap is by her elbow, another is by her wrist, and the third is for her hand to grab.
As previously stated, the shield is a little taller than Suzuka, standing at 5?10. However, the spike at the top adds ten inches, giving it an overall height of 6?8. As it is shaped like a teardrop, the largest width size is a little above the middle, which is about three feet wide, while the very tip of the drop is just a little under three inches wide. The shield is about two inches thick and weighs about forty pounds all together. Because the shield is so large and heavy, she usually remains in one position during the duration of her Bankai.
Chuushuunomeigetsu - Harvest Moon
- Description of Attack ? By stabbing her shield into the ground, or mimicking the motion if there is no ground, Suzuka summons a large, crystal-like shield with slightly curved sides. This shield bursts from the center of the Bankai shield, the condensed reiatsu crystallizing into a protective barrier over the original Bankai shield, covering it in its entirety, including the arm Suzuka has strapped within the bankai shield, except the four indentations along the side of the shield. This shield is five feet larger than her standard shield, giving it a total height of 11?8. The shield is equilateral on all sides; therefore they?re all the same length. The shield itself is about four inches thick and weighs...way too much to be movable. Because of its large size, the shield can cover a large number of people; anything within the area of about seven feet behind the shield can get at least some form of protection.
This shield is the strongest defence Suzuka has under her belt. Completely encasing the original bankai form, including her arm, it can be defined as a temporary fortress, as anyone fortunate enough to be behind it is completely protected from direct attacks. However, although it can defend most attacks from at least a tier under her, the shield still has a breaking point, and when it sustains enough damage, it will break. The shield breaks similar to ice, in which it first cracks, then breaks apart, and then dissipates into snow-like fragments into the air as it disappears.
- Type - Defense
- Range - Can defend an area of about seven feet by six feet behind her
- Limitation - The shield is massive and bulky, and is also immovable. It takes a massive chunk of her reiatsu to form it, about 40% with each use. The shield itself takes almost eight seconds to fully form, starting with the initial burst from the center of the original shield to its final size, and consumes about fifteen percent of her remaining reiatsu to maintain its shape with every minute. Due to the large amount of required reiatsu, Suzuka mainly uses this once per bankai, and ends the technique as soon as it is no longer required. The shield is mainly only used for a few minutes; no longer than two.
As stated before, her initial bankai shield is completely covered by the hardened reiatsu, except for the four dents on the side of the shield. These leave weakpoints in the shield, as someone with a good aim and a small projectile, such as a Quincy, would be able to use these indentations to their advantage. Not only that, but as Suzuka is directly behind the shield, and must remain there during the duration of Chuushuunomeigetsu, she can be injured if an attack manages to slip past. Suzuka's positioning while using the ability is also a disadvantage, as she must always be connected to the original shield for the entire duration. If she removes herself, or her arm is no longer touching the straps behind the shield, the ability ends instantly.
Gesshoku - Lunar Eclipse
- Description of Attack - Gesshoku is Suzuka's most powerful ability. It is a combination of Mangetsu and a healing ability of her Zanpakuto. Suzuka turns the shield blade upside down, and stabs the ground beneath her with the spiked tip at the top of the shield; if there is no ground, then the simple motion is enough. The shield glows a bright sapphire, then pure white. Similar to how Mangetsu manifests, a bright light-blue shield made of her reiatsu erupts around her, spreading out eight meters. This initial barrier then releases a surge of reiatsu, pushing out anything within a meter from the barrier away to about three meters. Within the center, Gesshoku's true abilities being to take effect. Those within (excluding Suzuka) are then treated for minor to moderate injuries. Gesshoku lasts until Suzuka dismisses the ability, or unless the barrier is broken through. As soon as a single crack is made, the healing stops, but the barrier still stands.
- Type - Healing healing
- Range - Self to 8 meters
- Limitation - The barrier holds the same effect as Mangetsu in accordance to its strength and what it takes to break through. In accordance to its healing effects, it can heal up to four people, excluding Suzuka, at a single time simultaneously. When healing the max, it can help to restore a small percentage of reiatsu to each (up to 15%) as well as heal minor outside or inside injuries; cuts, bruising, minor fractures or sprains and so forth. The less to heal, the more she can heal. If only healing a single person, it can start to work more purely upon a single form and with more serious injuries; internal organ injuries, major fractures or broken bones. It cannot restore lost limbs. Because of how it functions, it requires pretty much most of Suzuka's reiatsu reserves, from 60% if healing one person, to 80% if healing four.
"...and you should be well enough to be discharged in the morning."
The patient nodded, easing back into the bed. "Thank you, Captain.?"
Suzuka nodded with a small smile, scribbling into her clipboard before ripping the page out and handing it to the nurse. "Make sure he gets his medicine before he leaves tomorrow."
The afternoon rounds had been uneventful. Patients were discharged, check-ups were performed, the occasional Eleventh Divisioner had to be silenced, it was a normal day for the Captain. Stepping out into the hallway, Suzuka took a deep breath, before flipping through her charts. Had it only been a few months since becoming a captain? It seemed so unreal that even now, in the middle of work, she still had a hard time believing it. She could still see the expression on her parents' faces when she walked into the Yukishiro Manor wearing a Captain's Haori. The thought of it brought a small smile to her face as she finished writing a small note in the corner of the page to remind her that she was almost out of flour.
Tucking the pen in between the clip, she made her way towards her office. Now that the rounds were complete, it was time for the countless patient records, charts, reports, files and documents that needed her attention. No one ever said being a Captain was easy.
Upon reaching the aforementioned office, Suzuka placed the clipboard on the desk as she began to warm up a pot of tea, setting tea leaves in the cup while she pulled a small bread bun from the sleeve of her haori. Ripping off a piece, she popped it in her mouth as she sat behind the desk, preparing herself to tackle the significantly large pile in front of her.
No matter, I will finish this. I believe I have enough bread to sustain me for about six hours.
She didn't know how much time had passed, but slowly, the pile of unfinished work began to shrink as the pile of completed work grew. It could have been hours, but with her trusty cup of tea and seemingly endless supply of cinnamon rolls, she managed to pull through.
"Finished." she sighed, dropping the pen on her desk as she signed the final form in the stack, placing it neatly on top of completed paperwork. She rubbed her hand, massaging it slightly as she leaned back into her chair, letting out a satisfied sigh. "Work is completed, patients have been attended to...it's time for some peace and quie-"
Her train of thought was interrupted by a loud crashing sound, followed by the collective yelling of a mob. Looking up, the captain stood from her chair and opened the window, sticking her head outside. "What in the..."
A breeze blew past her as a small girl ran in front of the window, a paint brush dripping with ink in her hand, leaving small black spots on the ground. Mere seconds later, a large mob of protesting Eleventh Divisioners came chasing after her, their swords gleaming as they held it high in the air.
Suzuka blinked once as the mob left a cloud of dust in their wake, loose leaves scattering as they ran across. The woman sighed, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear as she turned and walked towards the door.
"Kin..." she mumbled quietly to herself, walking in the direction of the mob, "What did you do this time?"
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