The beginnings of a Nightmare WIP Oct 16, 2016 18:27:35 GMT -5
Post by Kokuou Munashii on Oct 16, 2016 18:27:35 GMT -5
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Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s):a walk among the headstones Set some time before the destruction of K-town, Kokuou went to visit the graves of his family along with Henrietta a new compainion. As he explained the meaning of visiting the graves, they senses the approach of a Arrancar. however the thread stopped there.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Crimson Night [Closed, Mission, TBtP] Set before the destruction of K-town, this mission failed before it even started. only progressing to the point Ryder, tenko and kirishi and kokuou met up to investigate the serial murders of spiritualists within the city.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Unanswered QuestionsFinished. Kokuou met a strange mortal spiritualist who had a ghost familiar thing clinging to him named lucian. Kokuou explained what shinigami and hollows were before he was called away.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): On the Other Side Finished. Kokuou met the shinigami Seryu Akamine at a bar before he fought and purified a Hollow spirit. They spoke briefly before Seryu ran off.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Picking up the Crumbs incomplete. Kokuou met the young spiritualist Kasumi who contacted him to find out more about Alexandra Grant, another spiritualist that he had dealings with and even a partnership with. He attempted to answer her questions to the best of his abilities about why he had control of Alexandra's company and properties.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Wining and Dining Finished. At a business lunch with Quincy Diplomat Tsubaki Haru, Kokuou ended up threatening to expell All the Quincy who were currently working in Japan, and specifically threw Haru out of japan with the warning that if he saw him again that things would not be so well, because the man attempted to threaten him and his organization and embellished the population of quincy to something utterly ridiculous.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): walking a razors edge indefinite hiatus – Set before KKT invasion, Kokuou had dealings with the Variant Alexandra Grant, also known as Zazi, leader of Prism, an organization that had many government connections and contracts which caused them to have a connection with his Organization. Because of his Bureau of Onmyo connection with the Government of japan her organization had been brought in [See Civic Duty thread]. One day he discovered that Zazi's house had mysteriously burned to the ground and she had gone missing. Concerned he left to track her down visiting numerous safe houses that she had secretly owned across the world, each time collecting the information held within each one. Finally he had managed to find her, only to discover her4 naked in a near suicidal state of depression. When he attempted to help her, she claimed that he didnt care about her, only interested in weapons or equipment or her power. During this time Henrietta appeared via teleporting to his location, wearing only one of his shirts. Luckily Zazi did not react to that, instead she went from depression to aggressively threatening him and his Organization, ordering him to leave her alone. Which he ignored, flat out refusing. He managed to snap her out of her the depression, kinda, but instead made her seem more angry at him. She denied needing his help or anyone's before seemingly having an epiphany and starting to work on some new project. She even grudgingly allow him to assist if he was going to stick around.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Apex Predator No disclosed time set, most likely before KKT invasion. Set in Tokyo Kokuou, on behalf of the Japanese Government due to his connection with them via the Bureau of Onmyō, but he had to clean up one of their messes. A serial killer who had stolen government technology, one who's families wealth and political power made him.. unsuitable to be captured alive, a mad dog that needed to be put down. Using his unique spiritual powers Kokuou had tracked the man down to the Warehouse district, by forging a connection with the ghosts of his victims and reliving the murders to find clues about the man. When he arrived he cast his senses out only to find a life being violently snuffed out, a spiritualists life, and angerly he went in to stop the serial killer for good.
Only it did not work out that way, because by the time he found the serial killer, the man was already dead, his head severed from his body as if it were crushed and torn off, and it had been done by hand. After eliminating the evidence, kokuou went in search of the victim, finding her walking the streets covered in blood and filth. when they started to talk she had no idea of where she was or what year it was, and referred to him as Mortal. Kokuou informed her of the year and where she currently was, offering her clothing and food and questioned her about the Mortal comment thinking that either she was crazy, or more likely because of the weird spiritual powers she considered herself above normal mortals. He discovered that she claimed to be incapable of death, that the serial killer had already used the device that he had stolen to 'kill' her by destroying her head, but she was now alive and well. He also learned that she hated 'mortals' and seemed to feed on souls much like a hollow or arrancar would. He figured that she had to have a extreme regeneration factor that allowed her to recover from such violence, and he questioned her need to feed on souls, to what degree was needed, fully consuming the soul, or perhaps taking chunks out that could heal later on. He learned from her that she devoured it entirely just like a hollow, and she considered humans a plague which is why she hated them.
Kokuou could understand that feeling, for someplace deep inside him he too shared the idea that they were disease on the earth that corrupted nature, that should be eliminated. He tried to reason with the woman and get her to passively absorb ambient energy like hollows could within Haeco Mundo or at least limit it to the hollows that stalked the city or criminals and other scum. If she was willing to do this then she could stay within his Territory and he would even aid her, if she did not he was willing to do what he had to, in order to destroy her. However she chose to express her disgust in him and leave the country instead.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Drinking in Silence thread ended – set before invasion of KKT in bar met quincy's ashia and the mute quincy koori, drank, was talking about understanding quincy technology better and asked about their powers and soul silver and seeles. Explained he was interested in gathering information and items from them because he had gained a book that detailed a method to create a weapon that he was exploring. Met the arrancar Atrum, who appeared to be the quincy Koori's boyfriend or something kokuou dissected the seele to see its insides, but their discussion was interrupted when a bar fight broke out leading to a brawl. Unfortunately during this fight Koori ended up stabbing Atrum. Forced to play doctor kokuou dragged koori and Atrum out of the bar and transported them away before he attempted to start healing Atrum from his spiritual gut wound, using his powers to rebuild the injury cell by cell. Managing to heal him up with alchemist like magic and the contents of the kitchen Atrum was just unconscious but alive by the end of it.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Spiritualists wanted a meeting of the minds thread dropped. Attending a meeting in the park by a group of spiritualists that wanted to create a coven of spellcasters kokuou agreed to help and even offered housing for some of it.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): For Whom the Bells Toll (Group.PG/Closed) Set shortly before the destruction of k-town, kokuou encountered the spiritualist Amber Liddell, the previous head of the Kosa. Kokuou filled Amber in on the plans for uniting the Great Human Spiritual houses and their plans to deal with the invasion before leaving.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): an unexpected package indefinite hiatus – Deep within the Abe estate of the Kosa organization, exists a vault that contains its treasures, hidden away from those who are not blood related to the Abe clan. On the night of a full moon Kokuou traveled down underneath within those vaults to perform Onmyodo rituals that involve the security of the Estate and power the shield that protects it from harm and intrusion. After passing the rather involved security system involved, he performed the ritual required to keep everything in working order and then decided to explore and clean the vault, since it was filled with hundreds or thousands of years worth of treasures both mystical and mundane. While exploring what treasures the Kosa had retrieved from the period of WWII, when japan had supplied spiritualists to work along side Nazi occultists, he discovered a box covered in Norse runes. Accidentally bleeding on the runes he caused their power to break releasing pair of human figures. One figure was Henrietta Von Jaegar, a girl who appeared to only be Nineteen years old, but was actually over five hundred. A scientist working for nazi Germany she escaped execution by use of runic magic that sealed herself away, unfortunately that captivity could not be broken from the inside and drove her insane in a way. The only thing to help her keep her sanity was the other figure, a Summoned human named Mathius. But when she was released she claimed that Kokuou was now her Master. Soon she would become a figure who was practically inseparable from him, at least for a time.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Darkness and Light - Growth and Decay Part one of the Akashic Records plot. Set shortly after the events that caused KK town to be destroyed, having recovered from the attack had began a quest for knowledge. To obtain the rest of the secrets he had stumbled upon and been lead to before [see weapon's of the smiter plot]. In his quest he found a way to reach the Akashic Records and so began his search within, the library was run down, crumbling with decay, with millions of books that contained information in every language possible, even those languages never spoken by man and those that had stopped being spoken for centuries. The Records had a sense of illness among them, the place was dying and would lead to all the knowledge becoming lost. Kokuou felt like he could not allow that to happen, so besides finding the information that he sought, he had to find a way to save this library from destruction.
Now he was not alone within this place, while he did not see any of the true denizens that lived in this world Other people had found their way within, drawn forth like he was to seek knowledge, to gain a wish, people who had branded upon them marks with different meanings, Kokuou was branded with the mark of Darkness, and the first person that he had discovered was a shinigami branded with the mark of light, Jasper Aizawa.
Kokuou didnt know why, it might have been that the mark of Darkness on him had somehow influenced him slightly, or something about how Jasper ignored him when he spoke out to him at first caused him to be unreasonable. it might have been that Jasper had briefly acted like he was seeing things and was possibly unhinged by events in soul society. either way Kokuou disregarded Jaspers suggestion on using the power of the library to try and find some sort of Akashic Record Cheat Guide and chose to fight. While jasper tried to fight him, and even called kokuou a coward and likened him to a hollow for being naive and greedy, an accusation that he found amusing. before defeating jasper and claiming the mark of light for himself.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Law, Chaos, Darkness and Light - Ace & Koku
Part two of the Akashic Records plot. After absorbing the mark of Light Kokuou was whisked away to another part of the Akashic library. The deterioration of the library was much more apparent, as the ground started to collapse upon his appearance. Within this room he met another mortal, The Quincy and self proclaimed Villain of Karakura town Ace. The teenage girl asked him what he knew about the place she had found herself and what his intentions were.
Kokuou introduced himself to her and explained what little he knew about the library, and submitted to her his theory as to why they were there. He believed that they had been summoned to this location to help restore the library to its full glory, clearly something was wrong with the place so it only made sense that something or someone would try to fix it. Further discussing the idea they came up with a plan to use their unique skills and knowledge to see what they could do. Ace possessed her quincy abilities and a knowledge of chaos theory mathematics and was able to create wide pattern analysis, while he possessed a variety of abilities himself. What more Ace's comment about Kosa holding the keys to the infinite library triggered a flash of insight, if they could not fix the library, he could assimilate it himself. He could use onmyodo magic to connect with the nature of this world, tap into the flow of energy that created it and feel the whispers of the unfathomable amount of knowledge associated with it. More so, he was able to forge a connection between the soul of Akashic and himself, with the aid of Ace he could assimilate the data and compress it into a form that he could then project in his reality marble World projections.
Working together they first attempted to stabilize the library to prevent it from breaking down entirely, or to learn how to repair it. Forging a connection between the two of them to multiply their power with his resonance of souls skill, as they attempted to understand and repair the library. Unfortunately through understanding, they discovered that the only way you could fix the library would be to obtain all four marks, the Dark and light that kokuou possessed, and the Law and Chaos that Ace held, only they would they be able to move to the inner section of the library and have a hope to repair it. Upon that realization, Ace 'forced' the Marks of law and chaos upon him in what she declared her 'Win', allowing him to proceed to the final round, the Final Chapter.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): The Final Chapter
The third and final part of the Akashic Records plot. having obtained all four marks thanks to Ace, Kokuou was transported to the center of the library, not that there was much left of it by this time. The destruction they had witnessed throughout their journey here had only grown worse as the library entered its final moments. He was not alone, however he was not again facing off against one person. four others were present. A young mortal spiritualist Kohaku, The Iron Knight Adimus, The octava Espada Garra, and The Librarian of the Akashic Library. Still connected to the Library from When he Was working with Ace allowed him to have a much deeper insight of the Akashic Records. The could feel the connection between the Librarian and the Twins Tenko and kirishi, and using the might of onmyodo he obtained information on the library now that he was unrestricted from its core. the Akashic library was the repository of forgotten souls, the dumping ground in the cycle of rebirth where memories were discarded, all the books were physical manifestations of the knowledge and memories of the souls that had passed through, since the beginning. he understood the library's function, as well as the librarians job, and also understood that when the realm attempted to gather up the soul fragment of Titus that kokuou held in his possession, that he could in fact do the reverse.
While the others argued with each other and spoke with the librarian Akasha the library was collapsing leaving only its innermost core behind. Akasha spoke to them saying that the library was dying and she did not wish to join it. within the core were three other people, kiriko, a fused form of the twins somehow manifest outside of them, as well as the twins themselves, however they were sealed away within a glowing stone that seemed to be at the very center of this realm. Akasha claimed that the souls within the library had run out of fate, something that she wanted so that she could escape from the library, and she would do everything in her power to grant the wishes of those present there today.
Meanwhile kokuou had managed to succeed in the second plan that he had cooked up with Ace previously, now that he had been allowed access within the akashic library's core he was able to seal something of the library within the world projections he possessed, although at the time he was simply too weak to attempt to do anything with it.
While that was going on the other members of this little gathering continued to talk, and it was explained that the stone that contained the twins sealed within was the source of the libraries power, fueled by the souls of her daughters and the spiritual essence from the memories contained within, the power source the librarian needed in order to 'save the fate of the memories trapped within the prison'. She asked that they help her by manifesting a portion of the stone in the physical world and in exchange they would be in her debt and she would do what she could to grant whatever wish they possessed. While the Arrancar Garra had no issues took a fragment of the stone and simply left, Adimus objected wanting to know why the twins were locked up, and demanding answers, while the young woman Kohaku agreed to do as Akasha required to protect the existence of the twins, and the memories within the Library, as well as the librarian.
Answering Adimus's question of what did Akasha do to be stuck within the library, she replied that She had given birth to the twins, calling them monsters, and asked that they allow her to leave in their place. This comment however ignited both Adimus' and kokuou's anger. The Iron knight drawing his weapons and threatening to slay Akasha as he attacked. This caused Akasha to order Kiriko to kill them all, but that caused kiriko to turn on Akasha and kill her before she turned the gun on herself as the world around them crumbled apart.
When it was all over and done with Kokuou found himself back in the mortal world, holding a fragment of the gem that had held the power of the library, and a message echoing in his mind. He had been given the key to the archives although he would have to find the means to understand their unlimited potential himself.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Oh Snap
This was the day the mortal world changed, at least for those who were spiritually attuned. Tova, the Hollow King, had gone mad, or that was what had seemed to happen at the time and lead an massacre upon the human city of Karakura Town. Normal people could not withstand the spiritual force that his aura held, and either shattered to dust, or had their soul cracked enough to awaken them to spiritual powers.
At the time Kokuou had been unsuspectingly leading his everyday life when his Onmyodo senses screamed at him Danger! Sensitive to the spatial travel of hollows, their Garganta which shattered the wall of reality to create a tunnel elsewhere, He was aware of Something's appearance as well as the hollows and arrancar that followed in its wake. At first he was only going to order people investigate the disturbances, to see if they were hostile or not, but when half the city appeared to suddenly become awash in flames he switched to ordering his men to evacuate, to evacuate as many people as possible to the Kosa Estate where it would be safe and secure. the only problem was that the mystical defenses of the Kosa estate, laid down by the ancient Onmyoji masters long ago had not been in use for quite some time, and would require time to activate, as well as time would be needed to evacuate as many souls as possible.
Time that they really did not have, From the waves of power emanating from..whatever it was, Kokuou knew that he did not have time to try and get Adimus, leaving only himself capable of delaying it.
Kokuou fought, not with the goal of defeating his opponent, not with the idea of forcing it to flee, but a battle of time. To delay the creature and its attention away from others, To gain time enough for the sleeping Kosa defenses to awaken and protect those within it. Using the ancient tool known as the heart of Kosa, kokuou knew that once the defenses awakened even the creature that Tova had become would have difficulty breaching the barrier despite his godlike power.
The only reasons why Kokuou had not died immediately was primarily because Tova had been toying with him. While his onmyodo techniques and other abilities certainly helped, it was mainly because Tova considered it beneath him. Everything around him, the destruction, the loss of lives and destruction of souls, that was all just a big joke to Tova.
While Kokuou alone faced off against Titus, he was not alone in spirit. Quite literally, he had used his onmyodo arts to resonate with the soulstone of the Arrancar Titus. Allowing the spirit's memories to manifest within the Kami no Kura, a space within the mindscape of his soul that he created and bestow upon him knowledge and power. it was through Titus' manifestation that Kokuou was even able to identify Tova and understand that before him was a entity which possessed the power of a Mad God. Luckily Kokuou's self given task was only to try and delay him, instead of defeating him. And using predetermined plans and an ability to manifest his Mindscape externally, Kokuou attempted to contain the spirit to buy more time.
However he failed miserably. his body practically shattered by a single attack on Tova's part that sent him flying within his mindscape, so powerful was the attack that kokuou broke through the shrine within him and heard a strange yet familiar voice. The voice kept him awake, denied that it was Titus, stating that he had been called elsewhere, and jostled his memory of events that had happened earlier when he had tried to save other mortals.
using the Dark aspects of Onmyodo he had taken in the souls and power of those that were dying, much like he had with Titus.
the voice also ended up reminding him that his powers were like a quincy and that reminded him of the quincies ability to continue to battle even after their body was broken allowing him to fight again.
kokuou also gained understanding in the nature of the soul, how it related to each of the three races and a bit about how they harnessed that power. a mortal's power lay sleeping within, requiring something to crack them open and break out of their shell so to speak, which near death experiences were wonderful for, Tova's brutal attack allowed the power within to gush out more easily, and allowed kokuou to gain enlightenment in balance in harmony within the path of onmyodo. to accept the power that Tova was emitting unconsciously, but to resist too much. with that enlightenment Kokuou knew the voice was nothing but himself, not some shadow of a Demon within his heart, nor some fractured part of his soul, but simply his true self, his subconscious or untapped potential. Accepting it all he forced his broken body up and gathered his full power.
[only tova stopped writing] only tova wasn't there. A mad God bored with tormenting a insect, wandered off in search of a new toy. A crushing defeat for Kokuou, yet oddly a win. for his goal to delay Tova long enough for the Kosa Estate's Defenses to activate, and for as many survivors to be evacuated to safety as possible had been completed. After being healed by the magic of Henrietta, kokuou moved on to find a way to grow stronger, and to create or find a deterrent to prevent other gods from meddling in mortal affairs.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Defining a destiny indefinite hiatus – Set after the destruction of KKT, Adimus gathered a few people, himself, Weylin the quincy, Kohaku the mentalist, and kokuou, to discuss trying to break into HM and rescuing the mortals kidnapped for experiments by Arrancar. Does show some of the understanding of onmyodo magic he possesses as he had a brief lesson before he left for the meeting.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Olives and wine indefinite hiatus – set in Greece, after the destruction of KKT kokuou was attending a party that involved drugs and gambling, when he met the Arrancar Celeste Bartolomei where he attempted to hit on the woman as they entered the party. Unfortunately for him the thread ended before going much further then getting drinks.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Returning to ruins incomplete. Kokuou Rapheal and Ichiro discuss plans to develop a shield/ barrier around KKT. Much to his surprise however ichiro also had business with Kokuou, requesting that he take over as leader for the quincy Masaru Clan and incorporate it into the Kosa, to which Kokuou agreed.
aftermath+forging of sword
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Come to the Jesus Meeting incomplete? Kokuou met with long time subordinate Raphael Laurent discussed some of the plans he had for kosa and how he was working on a project to craft magical tools for people and stuff.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): When in rome? Run. while secretly excevating the ancient ruins located under the colloseum of Rome, kokuou left the ruins to reach his hotel, when he sensed the presence of a powerful spiritualist. thread ended there.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Wiener Schnitzel des Todes Finished. A short yet important thread where Kokuou and Weylin von Wolfenstein meet. Weylin spoke to him in the attempt to locate and speak with Adimus hero of midgard, but Kokuou was unable to help. Kokuou did however obtain the personal Mekkayu [Quincy Cross] of Weylin, The Quincy King when Kokuou asked about obtaining a simple Mekkayu for an unnamed experiment of his.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): In the dark of the night
Finished. An important thread set in the Soul Society. Kokuou munashii had gone to explore the far outskirts of the soul society, to practice his Onmyodo magic and collect rare material that only grew there, only to run into the Shinigami Hisui, who claimed to be not only a Male Crossdresser, but Minamoto Itsuki. After being Threatened and warned to never return Kokuou entered a Deal with the 'man' where he would offer a rare and dangerous material [Sessho seki stone] up in trade for a unbonded Zanpakuto sword, since he could not obtain the soul maliable metal in its raw form. Having done so, he left.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Midnight Pillow Finished. An important thread where Kokuou once again met up with one of the twins Tenko. He welcomed her home after a long absences and discovered many changes had taken place in her, namely her spiritual absence and uncontrollable absorption of spiritual energy. Kokuou was immune due to the strange stone he obtained from the Akashic records event and he gathered a sample of Tenko [Nothing's] blood to run tests on to see if he could help her.
abandoned side notes
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Connections A thread that actually never happened. on the eve of k-town's destruction kokuou met a Arrancar named Amaya Kidachi as he was training and practicing new techniques leading the arrancar to investigate. Thread was mutually ended and considered non-canon.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Whispers in the Dark incomplete. A precurser to the Serpent saga developed by Adimus, a dark spirit contacted a bunch of spiritualists in order to get released from its prison. NPCed
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Seal of Fire Serpent, quenching the flames Adimus' Serpent saga that I helped npc,
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Seal of fire Vigilant baptism in flame Adimus' serpent saga that I helped npc. In this thread's case kokuou is actually the character giving the details and such so I get full 11 gp from it.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Understanding the universe lesson one
Abandoned. Set in the Kosa Estate in an attempt to Show Kokuou's growth and understanding of the Onmyodo skill along with Reiatsu perception. Also to establish some of Kokuou's background for further story. Kokuou Meets a young woman who sneaks into the Estate wanting to learn some things about the occult.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Ghost Town Haunted love
Abandoned. While traveling abroad in the Country of Romania searching for artifacts and places of power, Kokuou stumbled upon a ghost town which actually held a female Arrancar within it. This spirit was not immediately hostile, in fact there was a strange allure that drew him towards the Woman Cheshire that pulled at his very soul and compelled him to the point of kissing her.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Coincidence or fate! a meeting
Abandoned. One night while exterminating hollows in Karakura Town, kokuou met a girl named Raina, a mortal spiritualist. after fighting the weak hollows he began to fill her in on what was going on.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Hana yori dango
Abandoned. Taking place at a festival Kokuou meets a Shinigami woman named Shizuka and starts to flirt with her as well as talk about spiritual things.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): half league
Contacted by a Spiritualist named Jack Walker Kokuou meets up to learn more about a large scale gathering of hollows located in an abandoned village in the mountains of Afghanistan. There he runs across a quisi student of his Angeni as well as meets the Quincy Freyleif Jokulsdottir, as well as a mute blind swordsman [Sainteaon].
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Valley of Death
Abandoned. A continuation of Half a league, Having arrived in the mountains of Afghanistan, the group begins their assault on the hollow gathering encountering a few powerful hollows [Iko, Ahau Kin] Kokuou Releases some of his power.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Communing with Spirits
Abandoned. Within the outer edges of the Rukongai Kokuou had set up a small secret base. An area that allowed him to train his onmyodo arts using the heightened spiritual energy of soul society, as well as grow certain unique plants that couldnt survive on the mortal world due to the lack of spiritual energy. One day the Shinigami Lessa stumbled upon this location and they talked for a short period of time.
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): A match Struck over tokyo
Abandoned. Taking place in Tokyo City, Kokuou runs across a Arrancar Spirit as she prepares to burn down a building in the middle of the city. Briefly touches upon Kokuou's outlook on hollows
Name(s) of thread(s) and link(s): Forging a New Destiny
Finished. Having finally gathered all the material that he needed for his project, Kokuou, with the Aid of Freyleif, travel through the dangai to the Forge of Creation, the Crucible of Souls. Once there they made their way to the forge and began. Kokuou took components he had gathered from around the world and from each of the different races to begin forging a weapon, a item, of power.
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Notable Plot Points
started at 2nd milestone.
Kokuou has taken part in negotiations that formed the Kolat. He battled Tenshi and Kiriko to prove the strength of his will that he would not exploit Tenshi in the alliance that made her part of the Kosa house. [Calling ya’ll out, coming to terms]
He has raised the failing house of Kosa from a group that had but a single PC in it to a much stronger force [5+ characters]. He Recruited Adimus personally to be his chief of security and to help train the security and members to be a more formidable force. And he he awoke an ancient warrior from his slumber, an ancestor of the suzumei clan who promised aid in the future if he were to attempt to become the head of the Kosa. In addition Kokuou had been contacted by members of the Japanese government who knew enough about the matter of spirits to know that things were not in good standing to stand at the head of the Bureau of Onmyo, an organization originally in place to protect the Emperor from evil spirits and curses, and also an organization his ancestor Abe no Seimei had headed long ago. Joining this part of the organization, the Bureau of Onmyo would be the Prism group headed by the genius inventor Zazi to provide the organization and some of Kosa with her skills.
One night he found a spiritual intruder sneaking into a warehouse that he was storing his metallic hydrogen, this person spoke to him and suggested a deal after producing a strange red ore that was permeated with spiritual energy. This man spoke of the idea of taking the spiritual ore he welded and the heavily spiritually infused metallic hydrogen of Kokuou’s and forging them into a weapon, like those spoken of in legend. This lead kokuou to look deeper into the concept. First attempting to infiltrate a weapons manufacturing company with spiritual ties, as well as looking deeper in his own home where he not only found some old books on onmyodo spirit weapon forging, but further found a location dubbed Vulcan’s Forge deep under Rome. [nightcall, Tools of a craftsman, knights of the void, Vulcan’s forge]
Shortly after the event that was dubbed the ‘Red Wedding’ Kokuou was one among many contacted by the arrancar Spirit Titus Arkan [an old associate] and others, becoming informed about the events in soul society and the events of the ‘Red Wedding’ telling them all that they knew and to prepare for Hueco Mundo would soon be invaded and then possibly the mortal world by a ruthless spirit named Gilgamesh. Kokuou worked to prepare himself but without knowing what they were truly facing he could not prepare enough. So by the time that the Invasion into Hueco Mundo kokuou felt at least ready enough to visit his ‘friend’ Titus in Hueco Mundo. There he found the man as the war leader of the defense of Hueco Mundo and there he offered his help in supporting the resistance against them. Not only did Kokuou hope to aid the forces, but also observe the enemy and understand their tactics if they failed. Titus assigned him to help with the chirurgeon’s tents. There he met a familiar face, one he first encountered at a strange Halloween party the Shinigami Celesyne Llywelyn. Having always been something of a ladies man, Kokuou had been somewhat smitten by her on their first meeting but on their second meeting he had been truly impressed by her dedication and desire to heal regardless of her own safety. Yet it was clear to him that she could not handle the greater anguishes of war, that lives will be lost regardless of how well you can heal, that futures would be destroyed or altered forever. Even more drawn to her he talked with her trying to comfort her, he even revealed that he hated and feared his powers at one time, that not only had his powers been the reason his family got attacked but that his powers ultimately were what destroyed their souls as well. After talking to her a bit more trying to comfort her a bit more he offered to try and help her buy supplementing her power with some of his own via different skills, to which she consented. When the ceremony was completed however he could sense the tide of battle shift into Soul Society and Gilgamesh’s favor, and aided the wounded into retreat. [to mend broken trust, to visit an old friend, to do no harm]
finally Alongside Kiriko, He also traveled to Prypiat, the city closest to the Chernobyl nuclear reactor investigating rumors of a man who could control the weather. While there Kokuou had been bothered by something he had not sensed before but had brushed it aside at the time. However the team that he was a part of got attacked by Arrancar that were on the side of this mysterious stranger and scattered throughout the area. Now much deeper within the city, he tried to charm more information from a female arrancar then was wise receiving attacks that paralyzed him and sent him flying backwards. That strange sense once again struck him, even stronger than before and a part of himself reached out to that energy. Reached out and recognized it as part of him that was missing. With that missing piece the full extent of his powers locked in place allowing him to wield power beforehand unavailable to him. [in the shadows of Chernobyl, Russian Dance.]