Xastur's Hollow Power is based on one of the single most destructive and useful forces on the face of the Earth, electricity. Xastur has the ability to manipulate the electricity around him as well as generate it from within his own body. For the most part, Xastur chooses to draw his power from the static electricity around him. When the power is contained inside of his body, the electricity is impregnated with the hollow's own Reiryoku giving it the ability to hurt other spiritual beings. However, Xastur can also use electricity naturally generated by his own body, which is significantly more than a human would generate or even another Hollow, as ammunition. That being said, Xastur is not limited to drawing power just from these two areas; anything that carries an electrical current can be drawn upon to fill the Hollow with power.
With such an ambiguous energy source, one would think the power released from Xastur would be hard to detect. What I mean by this, is that one would be unable to tell if a blast of lightning was the result of the Hollow's attack or a natural incident. Fortunately, for those that Xastur faces in battle, the reiatsu of the Hollow taints the electricity with his body and turns it a dark, violent, purple. Thus, when Xastur attacks his powers are a dark purple distinguishing it from regular and naturally occurring electricity.
While electricity is a very potent weapon and tool, it does have the down side of being slightly difficult to harvest in a pinch without a large source nearby. To correct this flaw in his power, Xastur has discovered that he can draw electricity within his body and store it there for use whenever he desires. Of course, having all this electricity coursing throughout your body does cause some side effects. Due to the interference that occurs when Xastur is near electronics, because of the electricity, Xastur is fairly easy to track in the modern era even when he suppresses his Reiatsu. The flip side to this is that if the amount of electricity contained within Xastur is over a certain amount, it will naturally leave his body when touched by anything that can conduct electricity.
There is one overwhelming advantage that Xastur receives from his ability, and that is a very high resistance to lightning or electrical based attacks. While not completely invulnerable, he is able to diffuse a portion of the damage and deflect it away from himself. A disadvantage of this ability is that the electricity, while it can be controlled to a certain degree, is still electricity and is attracted to conductors. This makes combat in any sort of urban area exceptionally taxing on Xastur for while he receives an almost never ending supply of electricity, it is significantly harder to control. The second major disadvantage of this ability is that there are some thing the electricity has none to very little effect over. For the most part, the two areas where Xastur's power does not work against are rubber and stone.
Despite the numerous disadvantages of Electrokinesis, the potential for techniques more than makes up for the weaknesses. Electricity is an incredibly versatile and potent force and during the millennia that Xastur has been alive, the hollow has discovered multiple ways to control his ability and manifest it. For the most part, all of his techniques are boiled down into three basic categories. The first is electrical discharges, these are essentially just large blasts of electricity, a good example would be lightning, and are primarily for offensive attacks. The second category that Xastur has explored within his ability are electrical fields, these are, more often than not, passive skills and defensive abilities such as shields. The third category of techniques that Xastur has created is electromagnetism. These techniques were only developed in the past 200 years and as such are the ones that Xastur still knows little about. Currently he is still experimenting with these techniques but he already recognizes the potential for them.
>Name: Through The Storm >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Intermediate >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: Xastur summons around 20 small orbs of compressed electricity around itself and unleashes the power within these orbs outward. The orbs are the same dark purple as the reiatsu of the Hollow and have the red spiderweb pattern on the front of the orb that Xastur has on its skull. The orbs can be arranged however Xastur choose and their power is always released outward from the emblem on the orb. >Effect: The effect of this technique is a virtual rain of lightning that crashed down upon the opponent. The power of this attack is base Spirit +20. The area of effect for this tech is 50 meters >Casting Time: Single Action >Duration: One Round >Limitations:N/A >Cooldown (if any) : None >Stamina Cost: 7 Stamina
>Name: The Storm's Carress >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Intermediate >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: This technique activates whenever Xastur comes into direct contact with the skin of any spiritual being or human. Upon contact the person is flooded with the Hollow's Reiryoku impregnated electricity, this is what allows it to damage non-humans, and gives them a mild electric shock before poisoning them with the hollow reiryoku. The Hollow Reaitsu Poisoning manifests itself as a a black Arc Flash that spreads across the skin during each turn. >Effect: Upon first contact the initial damage of this technique is Spirit +20 for the mild electric shock. After that round the Hollow Reiryoku begins to poison the target at a rate of Spirit +5 per round for three rounds or until the target disperses the Reiryoku. The dispersal of the Reiryoku is based on Reiatsu Perception: if they are Basic or under they cannot disperse the reiryoku and must wait out the three round, Intermediate can disperse the Reiryoku after two rounds, Advanced after one, and any one higher than Advanced can disperse it immediately. The cost of dispersal is one action point. >Casting Time: Passive >Duration: 3 rounds or until dispersed >Limitations: The reiryoku poisoning does not effect Hollow Breeds or Shinigami. >Cooldown (if any) : None >Stamina Cost: 3 Stamina
>Name: The Lock of Lightning >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Basic >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: By molding the electricity, which is in truth his electrical charged reiryoku, at the command of the Hollow, Xastur is able to forge a chain made out of the dark purple electricity that so many of its techs involve. The chain can be made up to 30 meters long and is wielded by the Hollow much like a whip. It is when you are hit by his attack that the effect of this lightning chain takes effect. Rather than being an offensive ability, this technique is a unique binding that Xastur discovered several centuries ago. When hit by the chain it automatically wraps itself around the target and begins to send out little pulses of electricity. These pulses are not strong enough to cause any actual damage but they can be quite painful. The point of these pulses is to intercept the electrical impulses of the brain that command the movement of muscles. This technique negates them and makes it so that whoever is caught by this ability is unable to control their muscles. >Effect: A binding ability that contrsicts the movement of the target. The binding can be undone with a surge of their own Reiryoku so long as they have 30 or more spirit than Xastur or a Reiatsu Perception level higher than his. >Casting Time: 1 Action Point >Duration: 5 Rounds >Limitations: The binding can be undone with a surge of the target's own Reiryoku so long as they have 30 or more spirit than Xastur or a Reiatsu Perception level higher than his. >Cooldown (if any) : None >Stamina Cost: 3 Stamina Sustained
>Name: Boltstrike >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Basic >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: One of the more basic of the Hollow's attacking techniques, Boltstrike is simply the focusing of the Hollow's electrical power into his finger tips to unleash a bolt of lightning. >Effect: The attack does damage equal to Spirit +10. >Casting Time: 1 Action Point >Duration: Instant >Limitations: N/A >Cooldown (if any) : N/A >Stamina Cost: 2 Stamina
>Name: Eye of the Demon >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Basic >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: By channeling the electrically charged reiryoku of the Hollow outward and shaping into a large orb, Xastur is able to construct a shield around himself that protects him from physical and spiritual attacks. The shield is composed of the hardened Reiryoku of the Hollow and is charged with the electricity contained within its body. The orb is the same dark purple as the rest of his electricity by is almost transparent and has the same spiderweb design as his mask. If anything comes into contact with the shield it unleashes a mild electrical shock, not enough to cause damage, to warn the being that touched it. >Effect: A shield is created that protects Xastur from damage with the strength of the shield being Spirit +20. The shield can be shattered by any attack that has uses a Strength or Spirit that surpasses the strength of the shield. >Casting Time: 1 Action Point >Duration: Until released >Limitations: N/A >Cooldown (if any) : N/A >Stamina Cost: 4 at creation, 2 sustained
>Name: Charge >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Beginner >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: Xastur is able to give its power a boost by drawing on the electrical power in the Hollow's surroundings and using that to supplement its offensive capabilities. >Effect: A +30 Spirit Buff >Casting Time: 1 Action Point >Duration: 5 Rounds or Until Released >Limitations: N/A >Cooldown (if any) : N/A >Stamina Cost: 6 Stamina sustained
>Name: Guillotine >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hakuda - Intermediate >Stat(s) Involved: Strength >Flavor Description: Xastur frees his left sword like arm from the confines of his cloak and raises it above his head before bringing the massive weapon crashing down on the heads of his victims with all his strength. >Effect: A physical attack that does damage equal to Strength +30. >Casting Time: 1 Action Point >Duration: One Attack >Limitations: N/A >Cooldown (if any) : 1 Round >Stamina Cost: 3 Stamina
>Name: The Eye of the Storm >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Intermediate >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: The epitome of Xastur's Hollow Power, the final art in destruction, The Eye of the Storm is the single most powerful technique that this hollow has at his disposal; it even surpasses Cero in its strength and destructive power. The Hollow draws deep from the well of power contained within and pulls it to the surface. The Reiatsu of Xastur surges around the Hollow manfesting small bolts of dark purple lightning that crackle and leap around him. The Hollow holds out his hand with the palm facing the sky and then a multitude of the small purple bolts of lightning explode from all over the Hollow and focus themselves in the area above his hand. There the electricity begins to condense into a dark purple orb of light roughly the size of a basketball, after this the orb shrinks suddenly to the size of a marble. Once this has occurred, the small orb travels from the palm of Xastur to the tip if his middle finger where it rests, waiting to be unleashed. Then Xastur turns and point the orb at whatever he is targeting and lets looses the power being contained. The orb explodes outward as a colossal bolt of dark purple lightning. >Effect: A bolt of lightning that can be dodged with superior speed or a sonido two ranks above Xastur's. The attack does damage equal to Spirit +50. The action cost of this technique is halved when Xastur reaches Advanced in Hollow Evolution. >Casting Time: 1 Action Point to Charge, 1 Action Point to Unleash >Duration: N/A >Limitations: Can only be used once per thread. >Cooldown (if any) : N/A >Stamina Cost: 10 Stamina
>Name: Rail Gun >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Initial >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Intermediate Reiatsu Perception - Basic (Aim) >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit and Speed >Flavor Description: Having studied the art of magnetism for several decades, Xastur has finally felt comfortable in developing a technique to use in battle with this powerful force of nature. Quite simply, Xastur picks up and piece of metal he wants and channels the electricity in his body through the piece of metal which gives it a strong magnetic field. Once the Hollow lets go of the metal it flies outward away from Xastur in a straight line at an accelerated speed. The size of the metal is not really a problem as Xastur can do it to anything from a penny to a street light. The fact that these metal items are charged with Reiryoku infused electricity is what allows them to do damage to spiritual beings. >Effect: The metal item moves at Speed +20 and deals damage equal to base spirit. Can be dodged by a high speed stat than the speed of the attack. Range of attack is dependant on the rank of Hollow Evolution. For every additional level of Reiatsu Perception gained teh accuracy of this tech increases by 600 meters.
e.x. Beginner Reaitsu Perception equals accuracy up to 600 Meters and Grandmaster Reiatsu Perception is the full 3000
>Casting Time: 1 Action Point >Duration: N/A >Limitations: Can only be used on metal items. Maximum KM Range = Ranks in Evolution x 3. >Cooldown (if any) : N/A >Stamina Cost: 2 Stamina for 1km then an addition 1 Stamina for every Additional Km
>Name: Ikkotsu (一骨, "Single Bone") >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: All >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hakuda – Intermediate >Stat(s) Involved: Strength >Flavor Description: A powerful single-fisted punch. >Effect: Increases the practitioner’s strength by +30 for the duration of the technique. >Casting Time: Single Action >Duration: Single Action >Limitations: None >Cooldown (if any): None >Stamina Cost: 4 stamina
>Name: Garganta (Black Cavity) >Levels of release the tech is available at: Any >Relevant Skills & Ranks: Hollow Resonance; Hollow Evolution [Free technique] >Stats Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: A spiritual pathway connecting Hueco Mundo to other worlds. Besides the World of the Living and the Soul Society, it can also open the gates of the Dangai. A turbulence of Reishi blows within Garganta. To move through it, travelers must create footholds using the Reishi. >Effect: Allows Hollow to traverse the worlds. Spiritual attacks at half the user's Spirit or greater can disrupt the gateway and force it closed. >Casting Time: 2 Combat Actions [1 action to open, and 1 action to close] >Duration: 1 Round >Limitations: Can be forced shut. Garganta cannot be used for travel into the Seireitei. >Cooldown: N/A >Stamina Cost: 10 Stamina
Name: Negación (Counter Membrane) Levels of release the tech is available at: Any Relevant Skills & Ranks: Basic Hollow Evolution [Free Technique] Stats Involved: Spirit Flavor Description: A field that surrounds the target in a square beam of light that isolates the target from the dimension they are currently in, making it impossible to harm them. The field then pulls the target towards the Menos that created the field. Effect: Resists all attacks at Spirit value raised by increments of +20, capped at base Spirit +100. The target is drawn in at base Spirit value. Casting Time: 2 Combat Actions [1 action to cast, and 1 action to pull the target in] Duration: 1 Round Limitations: Must be Gillian-class Menos to use. Cooldown: N/A Stamina Cost: 6 Stamina + 2 Stamina per raise in the field's defensive power.
>Name: Acidic Touch >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: All >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution - Beginner [Free Technique] >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: When grabbing hold of a target, the Hollow is capable of inflicting burn damage to an individual’s flesh. >Effect: Deals damage at Spirit +10 on contact with the target's skin. >Casting Time: Single Action >Duration: Single Action >Limitations:
[*]Acidic Touch may only be used by Hollows. [*]The practitioner must make physical contact with the target’s skin for damage to occur.
>Cool Down (if any): None >Stamina Cost: 2 stamina
Post by Shiki Ashikabi on Sept 18, 2012 8:16:26 GMT -5
Haider hun. I’m what some call, Shiki. But, I’m really just a big teddybear <img src='http://www.bleach-gotei.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/icon_e_biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='' /> Now lets do this.
THROUGH THE STORM DENIED
This sounds like an AoE to me. I need a range for something like this, you really cannot just zap the WHOLE field (unless of course you want too, then that has its own problems) But, yeah. Give me a range.
As well, you do not determine like that what can dodge and defend so easily. We have a system in place for that. I could understand if this was a binding or some sort, but it is not. BG has a combat system that relegates “dodging and blocking”; granted it is just a general guideline and can be bypassed if you and whomever you’re threading with agree.
THE STORM’S CARRESS DENIED
-I am not sure what you mean by poisoning, Xas? Based on your first release, poisoning isn’t something electricity does. I really cannot rationalize it for you for approval. Think of it this way… A fire based first release, suddenly able to levitate doors with his power. :/ Try something different, maybe something with your Acidic Touch.
LOCK OF LIGHTNING DENIED
First off, lightning isn’t tangible like such; you cannot go about making shields, spears, swords etc from lighting, it’s an incorporeal force… a plasma state of matter. HOWEVER, you can mold your own reiryoku to those shapes, then which if your release has the power, you can give that reiryoku an electric aspect… which bam you have your lightning, but instead of natural, its formed from your own reiryoku, which allows you to free form. This is the actual process most elemental releases, same end effect; just the correct explanation :3 Secondly, no indefinite duration on that binding. Give me a maximum limit, which could be broken early (as you put it by your stat-checks/skill-checks)
Sizzle and burn the flesh of your opposition.
EYE OF THE DEMON DENIED
This is rather a skill issue, the tech itself if rather fine; just you do not have the skill to justify something like this. A raw control of reiryoku and such is a basic Quincy skill, and you are using it without even having a remotely close skill to justify “raw reiryoku control”. You can control your energy in terms of Cero/bala, your power etc. Just remember, your skills are what you are capable of. Your Techs is what you can do. However, I’m sure you can think of something if you recall my discussion on “Locks of Lightning”.
No. No +50 buff. No indefinite duration. No single cost of 5 stamina. I cap buffs at +30 at Master, maybe a little more at GM or lower cost or additional effect. But no +50. As well, give me a limit to how long you can do this. And you need to pay for this every round, or give me a lump sum of stamina at the activation (not 5 stamina)
Please remove the “able to be dodged by +30 speed or hoho thing” we have a guideline that gives way to things such as dodging. And the last part about the hoho did not make much sense since it is the hoho will be used against your hakuda, not your own hakuda. After that, it will be approved.
EYE OF THE STORM APPROVED
Pricy as fuck. But approved.
RAIL GUN DENIED
Up the cost to 4 stamina. And give me a range (because Rail Guns have very, very, very long ranges.) depending on the range this cost might go up. Remove “Speed” from Stats Involved
CANON TECHNIQUES APPROVED
// The devil you know might be worse than the one you don't.
This was supposed to be a Danmaku type tech but I'll add a range for it.
This tech is really more like acidic touch with a little jolt of electricity. The poisoning is from the Hollow Reiatsu, same as acidic touch, and not the electricity. The electricity just serves as the vessel fro the reiryoku.
Post by Shiki Ashikabi on Sept 21, 2012 0:34:34 GMT -5
All approved besides Charge and Storm Caress.
CHARGE No +50Cap. Give me an actual duration :/ As well, its a constant -6 stamina per post active. Not -3 after the -6.
STORM CARESS I'm still not that convinced on posioning someone as you have described, especailly since I do not really know the type of posioning is occuring and how it is affecting me? Plus, you are using Acidic Touch; which is acid. Not posion.
As well, please remove that clause about dodging and blocking in your first tech; we have guidelines for RPers to abide by generally.
Also, I misread your Railgun and thought SPR+20 not SPR spd +20 :/ Sorry But, you realize 50meters is the water shit falls on for a railgun? You know the range you can have here? C;mon, give me a whole lot more. Depending on what your final range is will determine more of the cost. (I normally don't bring up range unless I'm dealing with a laser, sniper rifle, aoe or railgun)
// The devil you know might be worse than the one you don't.
Lawl I upped the range and sorry about those, missed them in the limitations areas. As for the poisoning I am going off of a description of the Acidic Overburn Tech, sorry thought it was touch, in the How to Make Techs thread. The explanation for it is below.
>Name: Acidic Overburn >Level(s) of release the tech is available at: Hollow >Relevant Skill(s) & Ranks: Hollow Evolution >Stat(s) Involved: Spirit >Flavor Description: This technique activates whenever the Hollow comes into direct contact with the skin of a Human under any circumstances. It poisons their body with Hollow spiritual energy, causing them to be burnt. This burn will spread over time before slowly dissipating. >Effect: A burn done at base Spirit upon touch. Each round the burn is allowed to continue the wound will intensify fittingly as if the burn had come from Spirit+10, the boosted value increasing by ten for each round. >Casting Time: Passive >Duration: Until the opponent stops it >Limitations: This is stopped when a burned human simply takes no actions during combat, allowing the burn to be cured. Continued used of spiritual energy allows the burn to keep worsening. Only one burn can be active at once. >Cooldown (if any) : None >Stamina Cost: 3 Stamina
This one has many factors you have to consider. First itâ€™s a Hollow character, whose releases are always active. Next itâ€™s a single wound and not a series of wounds, meaning that itâ€™s only one wound that just keeps getting worse and worse and worse. Next it can be easily stopped if the opponent just holds still for a little while and letâ€™s their body do the work, though the ease of this isnâ€™t quite as it appears. Granted the biggest thing to keep in consideration is that not only can only one burn be active at once but also that it only works on human characters. This is a big limitation as it cuts out the two biggest groups of characters here: Hollow Breeds and Shinigami. As such, and once again considering that it requires physical contact between the Hollow and human, a flat cost of 3 Stamina isnâ€™t at all inappropriate. Just makes fighting this Hollow a big headache for the Humans!
As you can assume the big thing I am wanting to take away is the Hollow Reiryoku poisoning other beings.
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