[Application] Chiba, Kane

// Let me know if I did this wrong //

All Chiba Kane had ever wanted was a stable life, or so she says. Unfortunately for her, she grew up in the 71st district of the northern Rukongai where such a thing was a luxury none could afford. Kane was not unlike her fellows in the 71st for the first century of her life: she lived fearfully and with an overabundance of caution in order to get by. It isn’t clear when or why she changed, but when she did, she made a decision that would change the course of her district and its people: Kane was going to take control of her life.

For at least the next century or more, Kane led a gang within the 71st whose influence extended to the 70th and 72nd northern districts as well. Decades of inter-district bloodshed at the hands of Kane’s group and her own blade acted as the foundation for their control of the area. Over the next fifty or so years, Kane had begun to leave her home less and less instead of being as directly involved as she’d once been. For as ruthless as she was, she was even more paranoid.

Ironically, Kane’s own distrust of the outside world had set her up for a coup a few years after the troubles began in the Gotei. Drawn out of her abode with news of trouble that only she and her blade could solve, Kane found herself betrayed by her own subordinates and surrounded by Shinigami. She had a choice: either join the Seireitei or be left to fight off the combined forces of her traitorous gang and two other rival groups she'd fought with for years. Bitterly, she chose the former… but she wouldn’t forget this.

Her time in the Academy was uneventful as Kane tried to just keep her head down and assess her new situation and remain vigilant. Upon graduation, her placement was torn between the 11th Division for her swordsmanship skills and the 8th for her observant nature. Eventually, she settled on the 8th.
 
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Fourth Seat,
Sixth Division
Life is shit, go full warlord in Outer Rukongai as many do, be paranoid and hide way which sows mistrust, get betrayed and sold out to the Shinigami. Shit's fucked on Earth, your sentence is to enlist, and she gets herself stuffed away into 8th to forget about it all.

Excellent, it follows.

Here's my question: How much does she need to be prompted by the events of the story to get involved with the other characters? In a way, it seems you've already written her conclusion, in that she's found her new home to hide in. If she's not just hiding away like before, playing with butterflies, what's she doing now?
 
Life is shit, go full warlord in Outer Rukongai as many do, be paranoid and hide way which sows mistrust, get betrayed and sold out to the Shinigami. Shit's fucked on Earth, your sentence is to enlist, and she gets herself stuffed away into 8th to forget about it all.

Excellent, it follows.

Here's my question: How much does she need to be prompted by the events of the story to get involved with the other characters? In a way, it seems you've already written her conclusion, in that she's found her new home to hide in. If she's not just hiding away like before, playing with butterflies, what's she doing now?
If Kane learned anything from her experiences, it's that hiding away was her ultimate downfall. She needed to remain proactive and involved in order to keep her stable life. SO now she wants to start again; gather information, train/learn as much as she can, climb the ranks, and TRY to form more trustworthy bonds. The last point will be the hardest after being betrayed by her longtime clan.

(also unsure what the proper word would be for the time period. gang? clan?)
 
Fourth Seat,
Sixth Division
I'm not sure we should even try to venture a guess as to what the proper term would be, so I'd just go with gang since it seems the most general. There'll be anachronisms like that all over -- such is fiction. Especially weeby fanfiction.

It's definitely clear that she's not just going to repeat the same mistakes. So, I think, what I, as a player, am most interested in next is are other potential hooks. Right now, all I kind of vaguely see is someone who could be taken advantage of by an unscrupulous actor -- but she might be too experienced and jaded for that, at this point.

Some I have for Yuu include that he has the potential to be feel threatened by those of similar station to him, particularly the Nobility, and that could likely come out during stressful situations where people's usual filters aren't so strong. In addition, he enjoys taking new Shinigami under his literal and proverbial wing.

These aren't necessarily excellent, or even good, but they give opportunities to others. Takahiro took advantage of this, fat lot of good it did the poor Sixth Seat, and created a connection where he was mentored by Yuu early on in his Shinigami career. Having those things present here in this thread allows others to find you and have ideas of their own like that.
 
some stuff that comes to mind when i think of kane, ALSO open to any suggestions

- Kane deeply desires a close knit "family" unit she can trust and protect.
- Weakness for parent-like mentors.
- Respects hardworking nobles as she sees them as just successful and socially accepted gang leaders. Lazy nobles are scum.
- Kane's paranoia causes her to make assumptions about people and read into things that mean nothing.
 
Fourth Seat,
Sixth Division
That's great. See, I can easily play off that now, in more detail.

2. Yuu loves taking Shinigami under his wing. He's outgoing, friendly, and decent at his job. Depending on how far back this was, he was still an upper (10th to 6th) Officer. Good to take advantage of his generosity and tutelage, if nothing else.
4. But it's also quite possible that she can tell he's not doing this entirely out of the goodness of his heart, even if his ulterior motives aren't bad per se, they do exist

Not that you necessarily have to run with that, but simply a few lines from you has really fleshed out something I could at least offer for your character. If you ran with it, it becomes easy to start imagining what relationship they now have at the start, if any, and that snowballs from there.
 
I can't help but wonder how her desire to create this family unit might clash with the nature of the setting calling for a lot of red-shirt Shinigami that are probably pretty obviously just there to fill slots and about to be sent out to die. Particularly, some of the characters we have already being pretty low-ranked footsoldiers. It almost feels like she'd either be caught between her own paranoia and distrust getting in the way of her forming meaningful relationships or forming those relationships only to have to bear the weight that comes from knowing that everyone is always at risk of death in times like these. The idea of these lower ranking Shinigami wanting to look out for one another is pretty compelling if some of them are wizened up to their effective place in this organisation.
 
I can't help but wonder how her desire to create this family unit might clash with the nature of the setting calling for a lot of red-shirt Shinigami that are probably pretty obviously just there to fill slots and about to be sent out to die. Particularly, some of the characters we have already being pretty low-ranked footsoldiers. It almost feels like she'd either be caught between her own paranoia and distrust getting in the way of her forming meaningful relationships or forming those relationships only to have to bear the weight that comes from knowing that everyone is always at risk of death in times like these. The idea of these lower ranking Shinigami wanting to look out for one another is pretty compelling if some of them are wizened up to their effective place in this organisation.
Oh it absolutely does! She desires a family unit in a setting that can be described as a person meat grinder. She desires normal, deep, reliable connections (like anyone) but is at odds with that anxious, already wounded voice in the back of her head telling her to be careful. Kane is very much at odds with herself.
 
Kazuki can be Kane's Lil' bro. Supplying her with his carefully designed cigarette and listening to her troubles.

Tragic character who desires family - love it! I have noticed something: does Kane have any sort of resentment towards Shinigami?