Shinigami - Kazuki Kobayashi - [B-2] Jun 1, 2012 19:22:34 GMT -5
Post by Mercurious on Jun 1, 2012 19:22:34 GMT -5
Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.--Martin Luther
Name: Kazuki Kobayashi
Actual Age: 184
Appearing Age: 18
Kazuki is a rather average looking man. He's shorter than most, standing at 5'5" and weighs only just over a hundred and twenty pounds. Some would call him scrawny, but that isn't the case. His muscle is lean and because of his lack of fat, he just appears so. He prefers the term wiry. His hair is a soft brown and somewhat wild, and it's long enough to form a short, spiky tail in the back. His eyes are a light blue, and his skin is a very light tan. He is always clean shaven and seems to carry a small smile on his face.
He dons the usual shihakusho and kosode that Shinigami wear. His sleeves, however, are removed to allow free movement of his arms as he dislike them always flapping at high speeds. The obi and straw sandals--complete with the socks--remain unchanged. His zanpaku-to, which is a short sword in fashion, is strapped horizontally to his lower back with the hilt sticking out at the left hip. Because of his laid back personality, he always has a somewhat disheveled appearance, as if he just rolled out of bed.
When in a gigai, he wears the uniform of a school student, as he has a youthful appearance and is rather short. The white shirt is wore open collar to reveal a no shirt underneath. His slacks are dark blue in color, and lead down to brown leather shoes that are a dull shine. He looks amiable enough and usually keeps both hands in his pockets as to appear as nonthreatening as possible.
Kazuki is best described as a people person. He loves to talk, and especially enjoys a good laugh from time to time. He has trouble getting serious when not in combat, and enjoys joking with his squadmates or taking them out to eat.
Fighting is one of his dislikes, and if at all possible he avoids confrontation all together. When in combat, his personality seems to undergo a complete overhaul. He becomes focused on the task at hand, be it slaying Hollows or simply training with his squadmates. That isn’t to say he changes to a different person, just becomes a more determined individual in wanting to end the fight as quickly as possible. His usual grin is replaced with a firm set jaw and his eyes are narrowed, ever moving around the field of battle to look for new advantages and ways out of possible attacks. Though he declines ever involving himself in any strategic discussion, he is quite the planner. Though, he tends to be a bit too carefree most of the time and thus his plans usually fall through on his end.
Justice, to him, is very important. He believes that if justice cannot be dealt by the laws established, then it must be taken into your own hands to ensure the right thing is done. He is fiercely loyal to those he fights along side and will stop at nothing to ensure they are safe.
All in all, he is very laid back and enjoys relaxing more than work. While at work, he is a joke-ster most of the time. Despite that, he is very shy when it comes to women that he is attracted to--nearly so to the point that he clams up. Or says something stupid when he finally does. When he is able to loosen up though, he does so through humor.
Kazuki Kobayashi was born into the Rukongai to parents who weren't spiritually inclined in the least. This led to interesting times as the boy grew and needed food to sustain himself. Eventually, because they were rather poor, Kazuki was abandoned by the family--but not because they didn't love him. They left him with all the money they could gather to survive until he could find a job of his own, to support himself.
Kazuki did indeed try his hand at working to get money. He ventured closer to the Seireitei, and even started working on the strip right out front where Shinigami visited. He did odd jobs for the shops, making salves for the potion shop--or gathering materials. He would help the black smiths as an apprentice, those who made the training blades for Shinigami not yet having their own Zanpaku-to. He would even help the cooking stalls by preparing the meat--and sometimes cooking.
This lasted for several years before he was eventually out of work due the shop keepers wanting to help the younger and even less fortunate residents. This forced Kazuki to have to find an alternative source of food, or income. At first he tried just begging and looting the trash, or picking up food scraps from the ground. Finally, though, enough was enough.
Kazuki formed a band of pick pockets, or out right thieves, starting with his friends he made from the local bar. Eventually, this grew to a network of people. Some would only give information about what shops were doing well, others would talk to a passerby, or bump into them to give the chance to have their pockets picked. Kazuki was adept, most of all, at this. While he could break and enter with the best of them, his dexterous movements allowed for him to pick pockets a lot easier.
Finally, Kazuki tempted fate and tried to pick the pockets of a Shinigami fresh out of the Seireitei on pay day. A passerby, a young girl paid off, bumped into the Shinigami. When the man bent down to help her up, Kazuki nabbed the small pouch of Kan from the man's belt, and took off as fast as he could. The man, noticing what had happened, took off after Kazuki in a shunpo. Needless to say, Kazuki was caught rather easily.
When the Shinigami demanded his money back, Kazuki gave it willingly; however, when the Shinigami turned to leave, he noticed the money was gone a second time, and that Kazuki had already took off as well. After catching the man, he gave him two choices--return with him to the Seireitei, or be tried as a criminal. Kazuki, being a logical fellow, took the former.
Life as a Shinigami began that day, on a chance of fate. His entrance exams were relatively easy, he felt, though he wasn't too good at sword work or anything like that. He just never fought, to be honest..he usually ran before anything else. Regardless, he was accepted into the Academy of the Seireitei. From there, the man made friends with several people near instantly. He was charismatic and loved to play jokes. Several times he was threatened with expulsion, but he never pushed the limits as he had before entering the Seireitei for training.
Upon graduation, it wasn't long until his Zanpaku-to approached him, and he learned his Shikai.
- Swordsmanship- Beginner
- Kidō- Beginner
- Hohō - Advanced
- Hand to Hand - Advanced
- Speed - Advanced
- Power - Beginner
- Stamina - Intermediate
- Intelligence - Advanced
Name: Kasei no Shinka
Translation - Force of Divine Flame
Unreleased, Kasei no Shinka takes the form of a gladius. It is roughly 2 feet in length, and six inches in width. The wrap around the hilt is crimson in color, the hilt a dull silver. The sword itself is the same color. From the pommel hangs a chain with a ruby attached. The ruby is generally loose and jingles slightly when he walks. She is sheathed within a very ornate, metal sheath that Kazuki bought with his first earnings as a Shinigami. It is maroon in color, with gold lacing through it, styled in flames.
Name: Kasei no Shinka (Shinka for short)
Kasei no Shinka appears a kitsune maiden in her mid twenties. Her hair is walnut in color and kept in a long, and loose. Atop her head reside her two ears that are always twitching with new sounds. Her eyes are blue in color and hold a mischief that is always present, as well as behind her mischievous smirk. She is relatively short, about four foot eleven.
Clad in a red kimono with a blue obi, she let's the kimono ride down somewhat to show off her cleavage. Her light brown tail comes out from the back of the kimono and has a single gold bracelet near the tip of it. She always carries a long smoking pipe, though she's never been seen actually using it. The mask she carries, which is white, is in the shape of a fox's face and is usually worn lopsided atop her head, shielding one of her eyes from view. She has taken it off occasionally.
Kasei no Shinka is as mischievous as she looks. She enjoys playing jokes on Kazuki whenever he visits his Inner World and makes light of him as much as possible. She isn't shy about her body, and tends to tease Kazuki by cuddling up to him whenever he is present. She also makes innuendos to him, invading his thoughts. She is fiercely jealous of any woman that even speaks to Kazuki, and has no problem vocalizing it to him. She is proud to a fault, and will chastise Kazuki, but usually in a loving manner. Despite this, she is a very noble woman and upholds the same belief of Kazuki: Justice must be dealt, no matter the cost.
Relationship to Master
Kazuki and Kasei no Shinka's relationship is a very close one. Kazuki cares for her deeply and gets very defensive if she is ever taken from him, even if disarmed. When he sleeps, he sleeps with the sword--sheathed--next to him tightly. When visiting the Inner World, their conversation revolves around Shinka poking fun at him (or pouting if she noticed him talking to another female). She is proud and will chastise him if need be, but Kazuki usually takes these in stride as he knows she doesn't mean it. Their relationship in a whole is of two close friends who can make fun of one another--or get upset--but get over it rather quickly.
Kazuki's Inner World is the inside of a Volcano. The magma bubbles calmly when he is at peace, and the temperature inside is actually rather bearable. The stone platforms are circular (roughly) in shape, and scattered throughout the area. In the far back is a small, dragon shaped platform that serves as Kasei no Shinka's throne. The stone is actually hardened magma, and the rocks have been known to shift, and even sink--though another will rise somewhere else in it's place.
When the man is in turmoil, or upset, the magma becomes much more volatile and erupts in columns throughout the area. The temperature is elevated and Kasei no Shinka herself is very upset as well.
Call Out Phrase: Shroud my enemies in righteous fire!
Translation - N/A
Released, Kasei no Shinka appears as a Lombard Spatha. The small ruby that hung from it's hilt is now an orb of flame attached to the chain, glowing a reddish orange with it's heat. The cloth wrapped around the hilt is still red in color, though the hilt has now become gold in color, as is the pommel and hilt guard. The guard is very ornate, and shaped like a fox laying horizontally and appears to be holding the blade. The blade itself is tinted red in color, though is still as shiny as a regular metal. The blade is bladed on both sides, running up to the point of the blade. It is roughly 4 inches in width and about 4 feet in length.
Name of Ability Lava Lash
- Description of Attack - Kazuki's sword erupts with crimson lava from the hilt guard, covering the blade in it's substance. He then slices with the blade, releasing an arc of lava that is roughly 5 feet in length and a foot in width if straightened. If lava is released in a stabbing motion it comes out in a column shape, approximately a foot in width and 5 feet long as well. The arc travels fifty feet before it disperses into splotches. It continues 50 more feet before hardening into nothing but pebbles. When the attack strikes an opponent, it immediately latches on and begins burning for roughly ten seconds before hardening into a rocky layer. The lava can be subdued before this with cold water of temperatures close to freezing. When the rocky substance forms it can be cracked easily. Kazuki prefers to use this if he clashes blades. Because of Zanpaku-to's unique make up, they remain unaffected by the attack, meaning he cannot simply melt an opponents blade with it.
- Type - Activated
- Range - 50 ft solid, 100ft splotched
- Limitation - The obvious limit of the attack is the short range, width, and length of the attack. It is also less effective at colder temperatures, halving the lava's distance of travel and length of time it takes to harden. This ability costs 5% of Kazuki's power.
Opponents 2 tiers weaker could find themselves suffering from severe burns from the heat of the lava and could also be fatigued by the amount of heat generated. Opponents 1 tier weaker could also find themselves suffering from severe burns and possibly fatigued, though at a lesser level. Opponents of equal strength could suffer moderate burns, though would likely notice no fatigue from the attack. Those opponents 1 tier stronger would likely notice nothing more than possible singed clothing, or a raise in temperature. Opponents 2 tiers stronger would remain unaffected by the lava and heat.
Name of Ability Sun Spot
- Description of Attack - Kazuki again coats his sword in lava, though this time when swung the sword only sends out a single spherical splotch that latches onto objects. Once the glob is stuck, it does not radiate any heat nor does it burn as lava should, as it simply remains dormant. The blob can be scraped off, though it is adhesive. To detonate the ability, Kazuki must slam the flame orb of the Zanpaku-to into the pommel of the sword, extinguishing it. Once this is done, the orb must be re-ignited to further use any of Kasei no Shinka's abilities. When the blobs detonate it is in a spherical manner.
- Type - Activated
- Range - 500 feet plants, 20 feet detonated
- Limitation - Kazuki can only have three of these spots active at any one time. They are useless on their own and do not affect their target in any way. If the charge is scraped off, it still counts as one of the three charges until detonated. Once detonated, the explosion is only 20 feet large. Zanpaku-to, due their unique make, are not effected / damaged by the explosion. The blob can be cut in half, but doing so disrupts the flow of reiatsu within the object, effectively 'disarming' the bomb. If cut in half and disarmed, it still counts as one of the three, until he attempts to detonate them. At the fastest, Kazuki can launch one blob every 15 seconds. The total of three spots takes 10% of Kazuki's power, at 3.33% a spot.
Opponents 2 tiers weaker could be seriously wounded if all three charges are detonated within close proximity to them (15 ft or closer). The lasting effects could be a concussion, and limited movement from burns, though could likely continue to fight. Opponents 1 tier weaker could be moderately wounded if all three charges are detonated within close proximity to them (10ft or closer). The lasting effects could be a small concussion and possible burns, though no limited movement. Opponents of equal strength could be slightly wounded if all three charges are detonated within close proximity to them (5 ft or closer). There are no lasting effects from the detonation. Opponents 1 tier higher would likely not be wounded, though might suffer slightly singed clothing if within 2 feet of the detonated area. Opponents 2 tiers higher would feel no effect.
Name of Ability Divine Flame
- Description of Attack - This is Kazuki's ultimate attack. The flame from the orb hanging on the hilt spirals up the blade and is launched as Kazuki stabs forward. The projectile is a coned shaped attack, thinner from the tip of the sword, widening as it reaches out. At it's max range it is 50 feet by 50 feet, starting at only one foot by one foot from the tip of the blade. This consumes the flame hanging from the pommel as well, and must be re-ignited before another Zanpaku-to ability can be launched. The attack is a quick burst of flames, instantly consuming the oxygen in the affected area, thus making it last for only a second. The area of effected oxygen usage is consolidated to within the attack range and only five feet after that, placing Kazuki within the range as well. Because of this, Kazuki does also notice the lack of oxygen and usually counteracts this by simply holding his breath before the attack is launched. The attack has a 'recoil' and after it explodes forth he is generally sent stumbling with his arm knocked back.
- Type - Activated
- Range - 50 feet
- Limitation - The obvious limitation to this attack is the amount of energy it takes to perform, which is 50% of Kazuki's power--allowing him to launch it only twice if at full power. The flames from the sword can be put out like any other flame--with sand, water, or smothering. The closer one is to Kazuki when this is launched, the easier it is to dodge.
Opponents 2 tiers weaker could find themselves gravely wounded if they take the full force of the attack. Immediate effects could include severe burns, limited movement from the burns, shortness of breath from the heat, and catching alight. Opponents 1 tier weaker could find themselves severely wounded if they take the full force of the attack. Immediate effects could include moderate burns, slightly limited movement and a possible shortness in breath from the heat. Opponents of equal strength could be moderately wounded if they take the full force of the attack. Immediate effects could include slight burns, and possible shortness of breath from the heat. Opponents 1 tiers higher could find their clothes singed, and possibly notice the very short duration of the lack of oxygen but would remain unaffected by it. Opponents 2 tiers higher would remain unaffected.
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Kazuki settled down in the woodlands outside of the Rukongai for training, though this training would not involve the swinging of his Zanpaku-to, hand-to-hand, kidou, or even shunpo. No, this training would involve something much more than that. It would involve his very being, and the unlocking of his power as a Shinigami. Sitting himself, back against a tree, he placed his already drawn Zanpaku-to across his lap and closed his eyes. With a deal of concentration he found himself standing in his Inner World, for the second time ever. The area was familiar, yet not. It was his, but he shared it...but with who, was what bothered him. He had met the female only once, and she did little but mock him.
And so, he stood on a small rocky island in the sea of lava, looking across to the dragon-like throne that the woman resided on. She sat, as he usually did, somewhat slouched down, her left arm propped on the left sight with the right holding a pipe that she was currently taking a drag from. Her mask was on her face, hiding her left eye from view, though she wore a smug grin as she saw him. Kazuki furrowed his brow and approached her by leaping from platform to platform, finally reaching the large one that housed the woman.
"Oi," he stated upon landing and the woman merely broke into a small smile, placing her pipe down.
"Heya handsome," she said as she stood to greet him. She made sure to bend down low and stretch some, though giving Kazuki a look at her bosom--which in turn made him look away slightly.
"You're the spirit of my Zanpaku-to, aren't you," Kazuki asked and the woman gave a small moan as she stretched upwards, arms high above her head. She let them drop to her sides with a slap.
"My, and so smart too...I sure do know how to pick them," she stated and Kazuki seemed to disregard her as he pressed on.
"Teach me your name. Give me your power then, spirit," he stated in seriousness, causing her to scoff.
"So pushy! Is that how you treat all the ladies," she blasted and he looked taken aback. "It's not like I haven't been trying to tell you, jerk! You just don't seem to want to hear it! Fear clouds your mind, self doubt rains on you, and apparently the storm is fueled by incompetence. Why is it you want my strength so much, anyway? I'm not here to be used...if I work, we work together. I aid you as much as you aid me. You will be my champion, the hand that bears my righteous flame. You will drive evil from the world and mete out justice to those who flee it. Our power will guide the way for the righteous."
Kazuki nodded slowly. His face was stern set in seriousness, though it lightened some as he made a small grin. "And you in turn will dress more moderately?"
She gave a fanged grin back. "Not a chance handsome. Do we have a deal?" At this she extended her hand and Kazuki looked to it before he took it lightly.
"...deal. Your name, if you'd be so kind," he inquired as he locked eyes with her.
"You've known it all along, Kazuki. All you have to do, is call it out."
Kazuki's eyes snapped open and he looked to the Zanpaku-to in his lap. Standing cautiously, he took it in his hand and then took a sharp breath in from his nose. Letting it out in breathy sigh, he felt power course through him like he hadn't before.
"Shroud my enemies in righteous fire, Kasei no Shinka!" Flame exploded from the blade that he held at his side, licking up as the blade transformed. They did so with such intensity, that he found his kosode caught fire and he immediately dove to the ground to smother it.
"The hell!? You didn't tell me that'd happen," he shouted as he rolled around quickly.
A sharp laugh came in response.
'You didn't ask what to expect...'
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