Post by Genki Ogawa on Dec 20, 2016 22:02:35 GMT -5
The Fifth Division
Seireitei Infantry Fighting Force
"The Fightin' Fifth"
Almost all of the other divisions have incredibly specialized functions, usually in some kind of supportive capacity but this is simple not so in the Fifth. Our purpose is clear: We fight. As the only dedicated infantry force of the Seireitei, the Fifth Division is expected to contain the strongest collection of combat experts and to use them both strategically and tactically to eliminate threats to peace and ensure the safety of the Soul Society.
Large-scale warfare strategists, small-team covert operatives, duelists, men and women who seek honorable combat and those who do not – they all find a home in the Fifth. Members of this Division are expected to be in the thick of combat and cowardice is the greatest sin you could imagine. It is only by testing ourselves against our peers, our betters, and our enemies that the men and women of the Fifth can temper themselves into the weapon of war the Gotei calls upon us to be.
As a result the Fifth spouts the strongest combat potential of all Divisions.
As a result the Fifth spouts the highest mortality rate.
However, living with the Sword of Damocles over their heads the members of the Fifth have not only developed a unique sense of humor but also share a family-like bond that is unmatched by any other Division.
The Captain is in command of the division and as such all responsibility ultimately falls to them -- they are expected to keep the division at peak operational capacity in times of peace, and lead the militant arm of the Gotei during times of war. Orders given by the Captain are absolute and cannot be overruled. Their presence is expected in theater-wide operations or missions they deem to be of absolute importance. In case of an emergency or lack of a current Captain, the Lieutenant of the division will take complete authority until the Captain Commander's instruction dictates otherwise.
The Lieutenant is second in command of the division. Their responsibilities include day-to-day administration of the division as well as Officer morale, and their orders can only be rescinded by the Captain himself. The Lieutenant is also expected to take initiative in finding targets that endanger the Soul Society and formulating plans to neutralize those threats using available means. Within the division they should be second in strength only to the Captain.
Third Seat - Field Training Officer
Tasked with perhaps the most honorable internal role in the entirety of the Gotei, the Field Training Officer is entrusted to evaluate the skills of any and all combat-ready Shinigami and develop plans for their training. This officer works closely with both the Captain and the Lieutenant in order to supply vital feedback about which resources are capable of what actions, as well as serving in a vital role in the day to day life of a soldier. While they rarely have time to work one on one with any particular apprentices, this officer should be a wellspring of general knowledge and expertise that is more than happy to share what they know.
Seated Officer - Swordmaster
If it has a pointy metal part on it, or a cutting edge, then this officer can probably kill someone with it. A true expert in armed combat, this position is expected to possess a wide experience in warfare as well as the intricacies of a bladed weapon. They are the go-to resource for anyone in the Division looking to improve or test their swordplay and they may have specific duties (in this regard) assigned by the Third Seat
Seated Officer - Iron Fist
A fist, or a foot, or an elbow, no matter what part of the body it is they can probably kill someone with it. A true expert in hand to hand combat, this position is expected to be a consummate warrior of the highest discipline. They are the go-to resource for anyone in the Division looking to improve or test their hand to hand combat skills and they may have specific duties (in this regard) assigned by the Third Seat.
Seated Officer - Spellblade
A rarely granted title, this Officer has found a way to integrate the comparatively delicate art of Kidou with the intimate nature of close quarters combat. They are the go-to resource for anyone in the Division who has a natural talent for Kido and is looking to enhance their combat effectiveness by exploring the blend of these skills. This officer may be assigned specific duties (in this regard) by the Third Seat, or may be loaned out to cross-train other divisions that better utilize Kidou.
Officers & Soldiers
Personnel that have proven themselves to the Captain, and have as such been promoted to a position of responsibility. They are largely tasked with spearheading field operations, and usually have different specialties which they are free to develop in accordance with their skill set. These positions are awarded to those who have preformed some manner of distinguished duty or achievement, or at the very least seen combat action.
Division Barracks: Living quarters for personnel. It is comprised of five large halls that usually each hold about fifty men.
Dining Halls: A dedicated building for feeding the hungry stomachs of Fifth. The building is large enough to seat upwards of 100 men while providing ample space, and outside seating for the remainder. Its kitchens are attached, and in the event of siege its underground store can feed the entire division for up to six months at normal consumption rates and up to a year at sparing rates. Division members are welcome to cook for themselves after regular meals hours.
Officer's Quarters: Living quarters and offices for seated officers. In a small, cubic area with the rooms on its edges and a small meeting area in the middle.
Command Quarters: Living quarters and offices for the Lieutenant and Captain. Recently remodeled into a manor-style Japanese home, this building has two personal apartments, and two private offices. Generally, the style and design of this building is fairly Spartan, but the attending officers do decorate to their own personal tastes.
Sword Collection: Long has it been a tradition that a replica of the sword of the Captain of the Fifth is displayed on an adorned weapon's rack together with those that led the Division prior.
Training Center: A large room in the center of the Division base, dedicated to having a multitude of resources to help people train. Such resources include:
- Firing ranges for Kidou practitioners.
- Martial arts training halls.
- Floating platforms for hohou/balance practice.
- A pool for aquatic therapy.
- Weight training equipment.
War Room: Thankfully vacant a majority of the time, this large room rests beneath the Fifth Division barracks and is fortified by sekki-seki stone. This facility acts as a bunker-slash-command and control center in times of war. Equipped with a rudimentary Senkaimon tracker, an uplink to the Fourth's spiritual tracking network, and a tunnel that terminates in the 45th Northern Rukongai District.
Underground Facility: Designed to mimic different terrains the Fifth's new playground is open to any members who desire to test their skills in a destructible environment. Powerful enchantments reset this facility daily, allowing for a number of invaluable scenarios and war games to be constructed.