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|Subject Post 1Subject: Corgan - Shinigami [Approved 3-1] Tue 30 Jul - 3:16|| |
Squad Number: Gobantai (5th Division)
Residence: Gobantai Barracks
Rank: 5th Seat
Reiatsu Color: Teal
Standing at a height of six feet (one point eighty-two meters), is a man who has shoulder length golden blond hair and piercing blue eyes, with an average build and who looks out onto the world with an intelligent eye. Additionally, you notice a scar upon his left cheek and a tattoo on the left part of his neck. The tattoo is a figure in cool light blue sits upon the closed fingers, with its wings fanned out looking like a bird of some type, while a pea-green colored sun is behind the blue bird. The tattoo is probably one of the least known items about Kenichi and hardly anyone notices it, although it is out in plain daylight, and he will not say anything unless someone brings it up or asks him about it.
He wears a Shihakushō, the standard uniform of the Shinigami that consists of a white shitagi, a black kosode, a black hakama, a white hakama-himo, white tabi, and waraji. His black Kosode and hakama have only a slight modification to it, they are trim in teal.
Additionally, at his waist is a Tori katana Japanese Sword that features a ”Flying Crane” themed Tsuba and Fuchi/Kashira while the Menuki are Kabuto or Japanese helmets. High quality brown leather Tsuka-ito is wrapped over black Same. The Saya is wrapped at the mouth with black-lacquered rattan and then finished in a textured brown, matching the wakizashi that sits near the katana. While a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) is cut into the blade to provide audible feedback when swung properly. Besides the katana and wakizashi around his waist, is a flask of some type that is tied by a few cords to his belt that his katana is currently attached.
Personality: Corgan has a loyalty that is fierce when it comes to his family, friends and his ship. He will defend them until the end. One of the most important aspects to him, is his friendship with people and he is even loyal to those who are innocent in these troubled times. He is also loyal to his comrades in arms, and those who are at his side when he is in battle. This also includes those who are in the service with him. Additionally, he is very well mannered person, his etiquette is that of a man in the military and he does show respect to all people, no matter who they are, especially to those of rank. This has been trained into him and he still follows the skills to the letter and only adjusts them as he sees fit.
Corgan's personality is one who is full of honor and dignity. He shows that to everyone he meets, and is very proper. He never insults anyone and is always loyal to his friends. He has honor even for his enemies and respects them, and will even morn for them. He holds the honor of a person higher then who that person is. Since it is the personal integrity, the distinction that one does to those around him. He has a duty to his friends and keeps a number of items with him, to remember those who have been defeated, and they are very close to his heart. These personal items are a reminder of his friends and family are always with him and it is his duty to do what he can for people.
Corgan is very observant and is a thinker, he thinks before he reacts and is calm and cool headed. He will not do something stupidly and fool hearted. He uses this all the time and is someone that makes decisions based upon the facts and what he knows, or is known. As he learns more about something, his decisions change based on the new information. An intelligent person, but he is not a weakling in a fight. In addition, when he does get into a fight, he can be serious, but also determined to succeed at whatever it is he starts. Even though he does get upset at people, he still has a kind and gentle heart and will not do anything to harm people.
Likes: Reading Books, Drinking, Dancing, Making Friends, Drinking, Relaxing, Working on new Kidō
Dislikes: Bullies, Slackers, Hollows, Trouble makers
Born in the 15th District of North Rukongai, Soul Society, Corgan was raised with his brother and little sister by his father, after his mother died during child birth. Corgan, being the oldest of the children did a lot of work to help his father and even took care of his siblings when their father was working. Corgan and his siblings attended the local school, which was not much of a school, but enough to teach them the basics. While living in Soul Society, people would come and people would leave, especially when they went into the wrong part of Rukongai. Some joined the various street gangs and simply disappeared for no reason.
While in Soul Society, he saw many things and helps protect those who were unable to protect themselves from the various gangs that moved throughout Rukongai. Corgan has lived in both the 15th District of North Rukongai, in addition to Inuzuri, the South Alley of Flowing Spirits. While in Inuzuri, he was walking and ran into one of the numerous gangs that roam Rukongai and saw they were hurting a elderly lady and those with her. Being a gentleman, he stepped up and asked them to stop, which turned into a fight with Corgan receiving the scar he has on his left cheek. After the fight, with Corgan receiving the defeat and injury, he was treated by the elderly lady and once he was well enough, offered to help her and stayed with her for a few years.
After his time in Inuzuri, Corgan went to the Shinōreijutsuin, to take the test to become a Shinigami. However, his first five times he took the test, he failed, and before he thought of giving up, he took it a sixth time. On his sixth try, he was accepted into the Shinōreijutsuin. During his time at the Shinōreijutsuin, he would help those who needed help, and he got into a number of fights with the bullies of the Academy, and he was corrected for these fights and did extra work, but he still kept at what he did while he was alive, gaining a number of scars due to these fights.
At the Training Grounds, Learning Kidō
Before Corgan traveled to his Inner World, Corgan spent many hours learning different Kidō, and this was something that he practiced greatly. He would spend a total of two weeks for each Kidō that he was trying to learn. First he started off with Way of Binding Kidō, or Bakudō, followed by Way of Destruction, or Hadō. His first Kidō was Geki (Strike), followed by Sai (Restrain) with Hadō 33, Sōkatsui being his third Kidō. Additionally, Corgan was getting help from a senior Shinigami at the Academy, who went by the name Mizuryu.
Bakudō 1, Sai
By the time Corgan had finished practicing Geki, it was mid-afternoon, and he had forgotten to bring something to eat, and was starting to get hungry, but this was important, and he could go without food. He moved to a tree and sat down under it, resting as he spent a good amount of hours practicing and relaxed for about thirty to forty-five minutes. After resting in the shade, and getting a second wind, he looked at the book he had checked out, which was the best he could do that had the three Kidō,'s he wanted to learn in. Although, reading the book was hard as some of the print has smeared.
Although, hopefully this Kidō, was easier to learn than the other, granted it was a low level Kidō, like Geki, but that does not mean anything. After reading the book for about two or three hours, due to the way the text in the book is, for Bakudō 1, Sai, Corgan stood and read the pages a few more times as he looked at the dummies. "Alright, time to give this a try," he says to himself and Mizuryu as he moved out from behind the book and looked at the dummy and though as he began to speak.
"Bakudō 1, Sai," he says as he looks at the dummy and he prays this will not backfire and get him instead. However, it doe backfire, and his arms are pulled behind him all of the sudden and held in a painful way, "Ahh, that hurts," he says as he tries to break free and walks around, getting strange looks from the students that are at the training ground. Mizuryu continues to laugh as he goes through and finally falls to the ground, breathing and bent over, "Not funny Mizuryu," he thinks to his Zanpakutō. "I beg to differ," he says. "I find it hilarious," and the laughing continues as Corgan works to free his arms. "The only bad thing, is that it takes a lot of effort to break them," and he grunts and stops Which I do not have," he adds as he sits and waits.
After a few hours, he is finally able to free his arms and grunts in the process as he is free at last. "Ok, time to try this again. Wish I had read the book more" he comments on as he stretches his arms and looks at the target again and closes his eyes. "Bakudō 1, Sai," he says as he looks at the target and watches as one of its arms are bound behind its back, and than after a few minutes, it is released and Corgan looks. "Ok, lets try this again," he states as he repeats the process, getting the other arm behind the dummy and after a few minutes, it falls back to its side.
He thinks as he smiles "Almost have it," and he takes a breath to rest as he is getting a bit winded and getting caught in his own bind is not any good, especially if you struggle to get free. Looking at the dummy and smiles as he looks at the sun and sees that it is close to sunset and close to supper time, but that is the least of his worries as he looks at the dummy again, speaking. "Bakudō 1, Sai," he states simply.
Watching the dummy, Corgan waits and than starts to see something happen. The dummy's left arm starts to move and is pulled back behind its back, and held there. Next, the right arm follows what the left arm just did and it is pulled and held into place, than the arms are pulled closer together as the Kidō, works and he smiles, "Good," he states simply to himself as he moves to the tree and the book that is resting against his Zanpakutō and looks up the next Kidō,.
Hadō 33, Sōkatsui
Looking at the dummy, Corgan thought as he read the pages on the next Kidō, he wants to learn, Sōkatsui. As he reads, he thinks and looks at the light or what little remains and thinks are the sun is getting closer to setting, as the sky starts to turn into an orange, from the normal blue. "Sōkatsui, Hadō 33 is a Kidō, with a long range, and fires a burst of blue spiritual energy at a target in a similar manner to Shakkahō, but over a wider area and with more power," he reads as he looks. "This will be a good Kidō, to know, although it is going to hurt if it backfires and it will," he adds as he reads on.
"To use Sōkatsui, you need to say the incantation correctly," he looks as he thinks and he reads on "You must point at the target and say the following incantation, which is 'Ye Lord! Mask of flesh and bone, all creation, flutter of wings, ye who bears the name of Man! Truth and temperance, Upon this sinless wall of dreams unleash but slightly the wrath of your claws!'" and as he speaks, there is a blue light at the tip of his finger, which is not pointing at the dummy, but it pointing at the ground, specifically his own feet.
As he finishes saying the incantation, the blast flies form his finger and hits him in the foot, causing him to jump high into the air and land on his butt … hard. Additionally, his pants are on fire and as he tries to put the fire on, it starts to spread form the wind, and he blinks, " Suijin, Ruler of Water! The moon shines down on you, giving her blessings! Cast your wrath upon our foe! Hadō 22, Suimyaku." and as he says this, he points to himself and the wave(s) hit him soaking him fully yet putting the fire out and he sits there, like a wet dog. Wiping his eyes, with his soaked sleeve, he sighs, "Note to self, point at the target, not the ground," he says as he sits there, looking at his pants and rises to his feet to go over to the book.
Looking at it as he steps off to the side and away from the book as he gestures towards the target this time, and speaks, "Ye Lord! Mask of flesh and bone, all creation, flutter of wings, ye who bears the name of Man! Truth and temperance, Upon this sinless wall of dreams unleash but slightly the wrath of your claws!" he says as the spiritual energy forms at his hand and as he finishes talking, he looks at the target and nothing happens, as his hand just has a blue flame. He blinks as he looks at this and closes his hand, thinking away the energy in his hand as he thinks and looks to the sky, and the sun that has now set and the starts are starting to appear.
Closing his eyes, he ignores the wetness, the empty stomach and the pain in his limbs form the backfires of the day as he opens his eyes, pointing at the target and speaking. "Ye Lord! Mask of flesh and bone, all creation, flutter of wings, ye who bears the name of Man! Truth and temperance, Upon this sinless wall of dreams unleash but slightly the wrath of your claws!" he states as he looks and his hand glows than the blue spiritual energy flies form his hand, and at the target, hitting it and causing it to burn and the area around the dummy is damaged form the blast, but as this is the Training Area, so things like this happen … a lot.
Once the fun and all has ended, Corgan takes the dummy, or what is left of it and places it in the proper place to be fixed, and than returns, taking the book and his Zanpakutō and turning to look at the area one last time. He smiles internally and heads back to the library to return the book. After that, he heads back to his quarters to get changed, get something to eat and to sleep.
After he learned these two Kidō, Corgan began to work on other Kidō. These include Hainawa (Crawling Rope), Kyokko (Curving Light), Tsuzuri Raiden (Bound Lightning), Shakkahō (Shot of Red Fire), Seki (Repulse), Enkosen (Arc Shield), Sajo Sabaku (Locking Bondage Stripes), Shō (Thrust) and Kyōmon (Mirror Door). By learning these Kidō, he would be able to defend himself or others both in the Human World or in Soul Society.
Corgan's Inner World
Once he had finished his time at the Training Grounds, practicing and learning Kidō, he would take breaks and travel into the forests around Seireitei to practice and relax. While in the forests around Seireitei, and he would practice alone, when he came upon a large lake and decided to sit by it and meditate. As he meditated, the day turned to night and he stopped to eat and to rest, and begin anew the next day. Corgan had trouble sleeping, seeing many images and once he was able to get to sleep, he was in a different place than he would normally be. He looked around, and saw nothing but water, as far as the eye can see. Water everywhere, and even the mountains that were in the distance were watery looking.
While in this world of water, this water world, he went and explored, to figure out how he got here, and how he would get back to Seireitei. As he traveled on the top of the water, his feet never sank, like the top was wood. When he placed his foot and his weight, it gave very little. He noticed that there was no sun, yet the sky was bright and the humidity was not even there for all the water. Even the clouds where made of water. He traveled on, stopping to rest, and when he sat down, on the water, since the water had some solidness to it. He also did not see any trees or foot, just non ending water.
Meeting Mizu Sairen Hebi
While here, Corgan heard a noise within the water, the sound of water moving, which he did not hear before, but it was there. He drew his Zanpakutō and turned, just in time to block an attack from a serpent made of water. The creature attacked again, spitting out water that hit both Corgan and some of the tree. This spit was like acid, and burned him and the trees. Corgan moved out of the way and looked as he attacked the creature with his Zanpakutō, only to see the blade go through the creature. Pulling it out, the blade smoked as the fluid was acid and Corgan thought about how to defeat this creature.
He defended himself, and also attacked back at the water serpent, for many hours. The two combatants kept at it, each giving and receiving injuries, until both stopped and looked at each other. Corgan thought as he had not asked this unknown figure a question. "Who are you?" he asked the figure between breaths who stood and looked at him, the serpent making no movements.
All of the sudden, a wave of water shot forth from the creatures mouth. Reacting as best as he could, "Bakudō 8, Repulse" he says as he raises his hand at the water. A shield appears and takes the brunt of the attack, and sends it back at the creature, who moves out of the way. "This creature is strong, I wonder who he is," Corgan thinks as he looks, "Again, who are you?" he asks as he thinks on his next plan of action.
"You know who I am," the figure says. "We are ones who know each other, although you," and the figure points the sword at Corgan. "You do not listen when I talk, and because of that, we must fight," and the figure moves towards Corgan.
Smiling, Corgan looked, "Then let us fight," he says in response as he moves forward, " Ye Lord! Mask of flesh and bone, all creation, flutter of wings, ye who bears the name of Man! Truth and temperance, Upon this sinless wall of dreams unleash but slightly the wrath of your claws! Hadō 33, Blue Fire, Crash Down" he says as he raises his hand and a burst of blue spiritual energy at the figure as he moves to attack him with his own Zanpakutō.
The figure laughs as he jumps out of the way of the Kidō, only to block the incoming strike from Corgan. "You will not win a fight if you do not listen," the figure says as he grabs Corgan and hurls him to the ground, which leaves a small impact crater, about a foot deep and lands next to him. "You will listen now," the figure adds as Corgan lays there hurting.
"I am Mizu Sairen Hebi. I am your Zanpakutō and if you want to live and win, you will listen. If not, then I will not help you in your battles," the creatures feminine voice says to him it changes into the form if a lady made entirely of water that swirls over her body. Looking at Mizu Sairen Hebi, Corgan thinks as he is hurt and winces, "I will listen," he says in response as his is lifted up. "Good, than let us get to know each other," Mizu Sairen Hebi says as they spend many hours fighting and learning about each other.
Graduation from Shinōreijutsuin, Squad Assignment and the Kidōshū
When Corgan finally woke up, he was in pain form the battle in his Inner World. After this, Corgan spent hours working with his Zanpakutō spirit and learning more about him. Listening to him and speaking to him as he approached the day he would be graduating from the Shinōreijutsuin (Spiritual Arts Academy)
After two more years at Shinōreijutsuin, Corgan graduated, than traveled to the same forest and location where he had his dream so many years ago, and holding his Zanpakutō he looked at it as he closed his eyes and then begun to speak. "Nami-sui no hebi o motarasu Mizu Sairen Hebi (Bring forth the waves Mizu Sairen Hebi)." When Corgan said this, he felt his Zanpakutō and opened his eyes to see it transform into what he saw in his dream. However, his training was not done.
Upon graduating from the Academy, Corgan joined the Gobantai (5th Division) of the Gotei 13, but before he joined officially, Corgan was taken by the Kidōshū and was worked even more in mastering Kidō. Over the next six hundred and fifty years, he spent time working on his Kidō, even creating some Kidō that are based around water; Seiiki no Yokuchi (Oasis of Sanctuary) a healing kidō, Shioai (The Tidal Hour) a protection and capturing Kidō, Kōri no Tsume (Ice Claws) an attacking kidō and Gyōketsu (Condensation) an uncategorized kidō. As he worked on these and being guided by the Kidōshū , he grew both in knowledge, skill and proficient in Kidō.
He and practices with his sword day in and day out, even meditating with it, spending at least two hours meditating and two hours are practicing with his Zanpakutō, Mizu Sairen Hebi. Moreover, he spends at least two and a half to three hours a day practicing Kidō, so that he can become more proficient with the use of it. However, Corgan is not all work and does have fun when he takes the time to.
He spent many years in the Human World, both on assignment and the times when he could visit and not be needed. It was during these times, that he had a chance to learn some of their fighting styles. He spent his free time reading the various books he had gotten on Earth, and in the Human World being taught how to fight. Here he learned the martial art fighting style known as Fu Jow Pai or Tiger Claw Style. Corgan learned this style for the next twenty or so years and spent time practicing what he was taught and reading what he could about it.
Reiatsu Color: Teal
Zanpakutô Spirit Name: Mizu Sairen Hebi (Water Siren Serpent)
Zanpakutô Spirit Appearance:
Inner World: Corgan inner world is a world of water. Everyone one looks, there is nothing but water. The clouds are made of water, as it the land. The water is solid, and one is able to walk, sit and sleep on it. There are mountains off in the distance, and even if you try to go to them, you cannot.
Sealed Zanpakutô Apperance :
Sealed Zanpakutô Abilities: (Over the years, Shinigami have evolved to the point where they now have special powers even when sealed. As such, does your character have special ability or power when not released? Try not to go overboard. If you do not have one, just erase this section)
Shikai Release: Nami-sui no hebi o motarasu Mizu Sairen Hebi (Bring forth the waves Water Siren Serpent)
- San (Acid): San is the first shikai ability that Corgan learned from Mizu Sairen Hebi. By sending out a wave of water, the water can burn people that are hit by it. By changing the ph of the water, turning it more acidic, the water, with a ph of 7 can be turned to the equivalent of hydrochloric acid, which has a ph of 1.
Another ability of San, is that Corgan can place his Zanpakutō into water, in effect touching the blade to water, and by saing San can turn that water into acid. However, if there is a great body of water (Lake, ocean, river, etc), the zanpakutō has to be in complete contact. if it is small, like a cup or bucket, the Zanpakutō can be removed once San has been used.
- Nami hebi o Konsōto (Consort Wave Serpent): A second ability of Mizu Sairen Hebi's allows Corgan to summon a wave of water in the shape of a Water Serpent and allows him to travel on top of the wave, like a surfer minus the board, and he can carry others on top of it. The wave can travel up to a range of up to a 1/4 mile
- Kisetsufū Hinanjo (Monsoon Refuge): A third ability that Mizu Sairen Hebi has is that it allows Corgan the ability to control the water in the air and creates a rain shower that can hamper people and slow them down and a dense fog to help him and/or others escape. This fog is cold, and can be so thick that you cannot see where you are going. Moreover the rain helps in allowing Corgan and others to escape. The rain-fog mix covers an area of up to 3/4 mile, which can increase to 1 mile if there is wind blowing.
- Water Breathing: Not an attack, but more like an advantage. When Corgan activates his Shikai, he is able to breath in water just like a fish without having any effects of being submerged. Additionally, those whoa re holding Corgan’s hand, can also breath like a fish; but it is limited to only three additional people.
Bankai Release: Kaiyō-sui Sairen Hebi no Yōna Nagare (Flow like the ocean, Water Siren Serpent) Bankai Description: When Corgan releases his Bankai, Mizu Sairen Hebi evaporates into the air, much like how Byakuya ‘s Senbonzakura Kageyoshi . Once it has evaporated, the air around Corgan and his opponent becomes covered in a light rain. Similar to Senbonzakura Kageyoshi , Corgan is able to control his Bankai with his mind, when he uses his hands, allows him to more effectively control it. Bankai Abilities: Similar to his Shikai, Corgan’s Bankai gives him greater control of over Water. Moreover, he is also able to use some ice based attacks, since Ice is just frozen Water. Mizu Sairen Hebi allows Corgan to access several additional tenquies.[list][*][/b]Mizu no Māji (Water Merge):[/b] This allows the Corgan to fade into water and move between water. This allows the Corgan with the ability to travel short distances within water (a quarter mile range), acting like a portal. Additionally, this allows Corgan to hide from those following him or as another means of escape.
[*] Hyaku Mizu Kama (One Hundred Water Sickles): When Mizu Sairen Hebi is swung, water droplets are released in the air. These ‘droplets' take the shape of a crescent moon and is like Getsuga Tenshō, but only half as strong. The droplets can travel in any direction, and can be combined into one massive blade. Moreover, when Hyaku Mizu Kama occurs, there is a song that is hear coming from them as they travel through the air.
[*] Mizu Sairen Hebi no Te (Hand of the Water Siren Serpent): A powerful shield that is created around Corgan or others. This shield is in created from the droplets of water around Corgan and can last for up to seven posts.
[*] Tatsumaki (Waterspout): This high-level technique involves controlling a whirlpool-like pillar of water as a weapon, rotating it and directing its movements at the same time. Another form exists, which is nicknamed the "water snake", in accordance to the waterspout's constantly shifting and coiling movements. It forms a giant snake of water around the lower body, elevating them from the ground.
[*] Mizu Sairen Hebi no Namida (Tears of the Water Siren Serpent): An attack where the opponent or opponents are trapped within a massive flood. When this attack happens, the water pours form the sky and pulled form any nearby source and a lady made purely of water is seen rushing forward, as part of the flood. Additionally, the lady sings a song that will cause those who hear it to become almost memorized. This song helps Mizu Sairen Hebi in getting her and Corgan’s opponent(s) easier.
Like any flood, this one is strong enough to move trees and anything that is not rooted to the ground. This flood affects an area of three miles, and if there is a source of water within two miles, the range is doubled. Those caught within it, are tossed land rolled, like someone going down a river full or rapids and hitting everything that is within it. Unlike other abilities, this one is the most dangerous, since Corgan has no control over it when it is done; so he too can be caught and hurt by this. This one is dangerous as friend and foe are both targets.
- Durability: Adept
- General Speed: Adept
- Strength: Beginner
- Weapon Skill: Adept
- Hoho: Adept
- Kidō: Advanced
- Zanjutsu: Adept
- Hakuda: Adept
- Willpower/Determination: Adept
- Mental Deduction: Advanced
- Pain Endurance: Adept
- Focus: Adept
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