Koichi Tairen [Finished] (fixed) Dec 13, 2009 6:58:42 GMT -5
Post by wraith on Dec 13, 2009 6:58:42 GMT -5
Name: Koichi Tairen
Skill Level: Swordsmanship: Advanced
Skill Level: Shunpou: Advanced
Skill Level: Hand-to-hand: Intermediate
Quiet, intelligent, and analytical. He prefers to watch and form a strategy before he makes his move. Unlike most he does not boast about his abilities and when he fights he does not waste his time on idle chatter with the enemy. He doesn't like to play around in a fight but instead likes to be direct and to finish the enemy off as quickly as possible with the least amount of time and energy spent.Appearance:
Koichi has very few friends and likes to spend most of his time alone but on occasion does enjoy the company of others. For the most part though his passion is training and honing his abilities.
Koichi is a tall, fairly skinny, and has a firm toned muscle build. He has blue eyes and shoulder length brown hair. He wears only the traditional shinigami uniform and his zanpakuto, with the exception of a simple black and red chain necklace.Zanpakuto Spirit:
Kumori is a powerful dark spirit who is very critical of Koichi's abilities and actions. He believes that Koichi is a weakling, barely worthy of wielding his powers. He acts as if nothing Koichi does is enough and that no matter how strong he is that he still needs to train harder and become stronger.Sealed Zanpakuto:
Kumori's world is an enormous network of castle like dungeons, lit only by torch light. Inside the central chamber Kumori sits on his throne, cast in shadow. He is a tall cloaked and hooded figure, leaving most of his appearance unknown even to Koichi, except for his piercing blue eyes shining out from the darkness.
Kumori is a normal samurai katana. The handle is made of black wood and is wrapped with a blood red cloth. Kumori's blade is jet black except for the edge which is silver. The sheath is also black but has thin red lines in the shape of four claw marks going sideway spaced out and repeated up and down the sheath.
Handle length: 14"
Blade length: 27 1/2"
Release phrase:Fade into the darkness, Kumori!Shikai Abilities:
The blade emits a black aura and scatters into needle like shards, disappearing into the shadow that the tip of the blade was in.
Ikusen Kumori Tanken(Thousand shadow dagger): To release Kumori the tip of the blade has to be in somethings shadow such as a nearby tree, wall, ect. It scatters into black needle like shards and disappears into that shadow with Koichi still holding the hilt. The shards are about six inches long and are fairly thin. Then by focusing his spiritual energy into the hilt he can make the shards come out of a shadow within a fifty foot radius in a wave of projectile blades. This does not include shadows between fabric or things of that nature, and can only come out of the shadow beneath another person if its a very dark shadow. For example during sunset when the shadows would be strong and deep. The blades can be controlled in the air freely after they come out of the shadow but only for a short amount of time before they start to fade and weaken, at which point they must go back into a nearby shadow before being shot out again.Bankai Description:
The flaw to this is the dimmer the shadow they come out of, the less shards there are and the weaker they are. So for example for a dim shadow only about twenty shards could come out and would be fairly weak, and if its a very dark shadow there would be between forty and fifty of the shards and they would be a bit stronger. The other flaw is that right before they emerge from the shadows they emit a pulse of energy giving away where they will come from a split second before they do.
They also can only come from one direction at a at a time. (Meaning they cant come from all sides but they can still be controlled freely like any other projectile zanpakuto)
Kuro kasai: Energy can be stored in the sheath over time as long as koichi keeps a hand on it. After enough energy is stored inside koichi can put kumori back into its sheath and the next time Kumori is drawn a wave of energy in the form of black fire with shoot out in a horizontal fashion cutting and burning whats in its path. (This is only a moderate strength attack, nothing too special)
N/ASkill Level: Kidou: Intermediate
Skill Level: Swordsmanship: Advanced
Skill Level: Shunpou: Advanced
Skill Level: Hand-to-hand: Intermediate
Koichi doesn't remember any details of his human life, and most of his early shinigami life was filled with fighting and sadness. Back in those days just living through the day was a major challenge. Between the loneliness of having no friends and the people always looking for a fight to prove their strength, Koichi got picked on alot. This was because in those days he was just a lonely kid who only fought when he had to and never trained, so he was utterly weak and small.RP Sample:
One day though it happened. He found the one person who would become the only true friend he had ever had. That was the day that by chance he met Vincent, and from that day forward they were inseparable. Wherever one went, so did the other, and when one had to fight they protected each others backs.
A few years passed and Koichi was truely happy. Vincent, an adept swordsman, put everything he had into teaching Koichi how to wield a blade. Over time Koichi got better and better and after many years training together in the seireitei Vincent had even helped him acquire his Zanpakuto. It seemed like life couldn't get any better, unless they put their plan into action and it worked. The plan was to both try and join the same squad and eventually become captain and vice captain.
A few days before they went to go through with it though, Koichi noticed that Vincent was acting strange. He had no idea what it could be but he knew that his friend was not acting himself. He didn't want to confront his friend though because he felt like he was just being paranoid. Either way though, he decided it was best to follow his friend when he went out for a walk that night.
Koichi followed Vincent out to a forest near the outskirts of the rukon. As he watched, a hollow appeared out of the darkness. It was the first one of that size he had seen up close, but Vincent didn't seem scared. On the contrary he seemed pleased, and then he spoke to the hollow as if to a friend.
"It's been quite some time, I take it that you finally came to fulfill your end of the bargain?"
Koichi was shocked! What was this about a bargain? With a hollow? What the hell was going on?
Then the hollow spoke in a deep raspy voice.
"Yes, yes. You didn't think i wouldn't come did you? Do you think i would let someone like you save me and have the debt hang over me for eternity?"
Vincint laughed, and Koichi instinctively stepped back and tried to hide more completely.
"Of course i didn't think anything of the sort. I'm just a little giddy with excitement is all. Its just the thought of being able to gain powers of a hallow..."
Koichi let out a breath and tried to back away but it was pitch black. One more step, and underneath his foot a twig snapped. His breath caught in his chest and he stopped moving. In the distance he heard Vincents voice.
"Go! Ill take care of it, can't have any witnesses now can we"
Koichi couldn't tell for sure if the hollow was gone but what he did know was that the guy who he had thought was his best friend was now looking for him. As Koichi took another step backwards he bumped into what he knew was Vincent. He spun around and jumped back.
"Stay back Vincent, ill take you out if i have to!"
"Oh, your such a bad liar. Well that and you don't have the power to kill me. "
"What the hell are you thinking? Hollow powers? What kinda sick freak are you!"
"Please koichi, see it from my perspective here. We both want power right? Well ive been promised a way to get that power plain and simple. The means to get that power is unimportant."
"Unimportant? Being a mindless, heartless, life sucking monster is Unimportant?"
"Your still looking at this from a biased standpoint Koichi. Just think about it huh? Won't you join me?"
"No! Im not going to join in with your sick schemes to become a monster. The pathetic thing is though, here i actually thought you had been my friend, guess ill know better than to trust someone when I do join the Gotei thirteen."
"I was your friend, you just didn't know everything about me thats all. But if you won't join me then ill be forced to kill you. You should think it out."
"My answer is and will always be no no matter how many times you ask. If your going to attack me then do so already!"
Vincent's smile finally faltered and he drew his sword. Out of total instinct and fear Koichi Immediately drew his zanpakuto and managed to block Vincents strike. He swung wildly but it was no good. It was almost pitch black. Vincent laughed and said
"Do you really think you can defeat me? I taught you everything you know, and you don't even have a shikai. That means you have nothing. I'll crush you!"
Vincent disappeared coming in fast for a strike and all of a sudden it was as if everything slowed down. Almost as if Vincents words had been some sort of trigger it happened. Koichi blinked and when he opened his eyes he was in a new place. It was still black, but the darkness was lit by what looked like tourches on the walls. As he walked through the dungeon type corridors he wondered where he was and how he had ended up here.
Finally he came out into what looked like the central room, and at the very back sat a throne. From the throne Koichi could see a pair of brilliant ice blue eyes that seemed to pierce him even in this darkness. Thats when he spoke.
"You Koichi Tairen are a disgrace. You are weak, and you truly deserve death."
"Then why am i here? I don't understand."
"You are here boy because i cannot allow you to die just yet, i have plans for you."
"Nothing you need to worry yourself about. To keep you alive unfortunately im going to have to grant you a small portion of my power, but in exchange you must make me a promise. That is if you want to live."
"Yes of course, anything!"
"From this point on your focus will be joining the Gotei Thirteen and training. You will devote your life to getting stronger, and maybe then i can truly show what my power is capable of."
"I agree to your condition, i promise to do as you say."
"Then you should get going. The name is Kumori, and dont you ever forget it because im going to be your one and only companion from now on!"
Koichi suddenly opened his eyes and Vincent was still charging. Koichi's eyes had adjusted somewhat and he was ready. He Blocked the strike and jumped back, the force of the blow making him slide back a few more feet. At the point where he stopped he let his arm drop with the blade of his zanpakuto in the shadow of a nearby tree. As if he had known it by heart from doing it a thousand times the words sprang forth.
"Fade into the darkness! Kumori!"
The blade shattered into many tiny blades and faded into the shadow.
Vincent looked shocked, and his voice shook a bit.
"What are you doing? When did you learn that!"
"The means to gaining power isn't important remember?"
From directly behind Vincent the blades shot out in a wave cutting through him. Two heartbeats passed and Vincent dropped to one knee with blood spurting from his wounds.
"Damn! I can't let myself be killed by the likes of you. I have things that are too important to stay alive for. This is where we part ways Koichi."
Vincent turned and ran, Koichi knew that he could have caught him if he wanted to but he just couldn't bring himself to kill the man who a short time ago had been his best friend.
A few months after the incident with Vincent, Koichi made preparations for joining a squad. He devoted every minute of the day to training and making it into the sqaud of his choice.. Now his only goal is to become stronger and stronger until he makes a seat on a squad and eventually becomes vice captain and even captain. He also hopes for the day where he will meet vincent again and finally be able to take him out for good. These are the things he lives for now.
Koichi stood on a branch of a average sized tree, the branch itself being about fifteen feet up. He looked down at some of the others and thought to himself about how even though he hated most child like games, this was one he liked. Shunpou tag, it was a great way to train his shunpou and test it against others while also not being in a life threatening situation. The people beneath him scattered and the game was on.
He followed the first of the five people while jumping branch to branch. They were fast, having well developed shunpou but his was better. He hit the ground and immediately was on top of the boy touching his first to fingers to the back of the boys neck. He disappeared again now in search of the others, he wanted to beat his previous time record.
The second had stopped to rest in an open area and Koichi took the opportunity to strike. He appeared using shunpou infront of the girl but she moved quicker than the last one and reappeared behind Koichi, but before she touched him he did the same touching the back of her neck in the same fashion as the first.
The next two were easy enough. Being twins, they decided to stay together instead of splitting up. The only problem with that was that they started arguing over who was going to be the one to get Koichi and before they had even realized he was there he had tagged them both.
The fifth and final target was a tricky one, almost as good as Koichi was with shunpou. It took Koichi a few minutes to find the guy, and then a bit longer just to be able to catch up to him. Once he was close enough he tried to strike but as he appeared the guy side stepped and reached out with his hand. Inches away from getting caught Koichi was able to use shunpou one last time and tag the guy.
Taking a deep breath Koichi sighed. It was over, atleast for now. Then again almost everything in his life turned into some form of training so his rest wouldn't be long. He thanked the people for letting him play and started his walk towards home.