Originally before the nightmare began for her truly. She was a member of the Unabara Clan and does remember those days. It was best her family think her dead so she altered the memories. Her precious brother had slain her and left her to die. He'd lost himself to the foul blood that lingered inside. That slumbering poison within their veins was something to fear indeed. It had no qualms about taking her life. But another feature of it was yet to be discovered. That when the Unabara died they became a demon. She decided to abandon her original name and take Araceli. She became a respected Demoness that remained out of the world. She let herself slumber away from the world and its tiring ordeals. But her desire to awaken and begin moving her pieces was great. She wanted to see what kind of men her brothers had become. She missed her family a great a deal when becoming this. She had intended to get involved with the battles going on. But other things kept her busy from doing so. Her energy was something that was very hard to contain when she became a demon. Many things were different from the days at the dojo. Perhaps the worst thing she had done was erasing her families memories of combat. Making them into farmers so they'd not get hurt. But from what she gathered she'd failed in that regard. Her brothers had found their way to battle almost instinctively. While her powers did let her lock memories away and change things. Nothing lasted forever and while her desire to observe is at it's highest. Araceli is ready now to join the fray. What side she'll join is a mystery to anyone who knows her. She is an enigma and often has been such. Her power is one that isn't to be considered merely a one-way thing. Coming out of her rest and waiting she has prepared since her death for the day. When she could do something for her brother to ensure that his goals are met. But now her own goals linger in her mind.Name:
Tsubaki Unabara,,The Black OniAge:
5"5'136 lbsPhysical Appearance:
Upon dying her hair turned white for some reason. Her physical appearance changed slightly from the death. Her eyes became yellow as well. Losing the original red colors that once lingered in her vision. Her body has been described before as a lithe frame that you can fit your arms around. But when touched it becomes clear this girl is different. Araceli has no body fat at all it seems. Everything on her body is muscle from the training Unabara went through.The Dojo lessons showed through on her body still as she helped train most of them. The only way to really tell she is who she claims is a tattoo on her back. It's of a dragon consuming Heaven and destroying hell. The image is extremely detailed and indicated the type of woman she was. This tattoo covers her entire back though memories of it were removed. A scar is across her chest from the sword blow. That scar remained even after becoming a demon among other things. It's the only mark on her body as she trained herself to never be touched by another. Araceli's bust are of a fairly small size a very low B cup, never going anywhere near C. Though she has been teased before she merely notes that large breast gets in the way. Her body is that of a Martial Artist in every aspect. A woman who wielded weapons and became a specialist in this field at a young age. With time and practice on her side, she turned herself into a greater weapon. However, she's also gotten time to find a balance in her life. Araceli has changed a great deal since her life as the Shinigami Tsubaki. Now she prepares for another of the Unabara to one day join her. She knows the day will come and restraining him will be a needed thing. So time and energy have been put forth into it all.
Her treasure among her family, it can be said she played favorites. Tsubasa was precious to her even among the family. She treated each of the brothers specially and gave them a special treatment. But in this, she was able to find someone like her. Tsubasa was in some ways when she always wanted. A challenge to her in swordplay, she'd never been challenged before. She was given the nickname the Goddess of the Blade as a child. She was such an expert on swordplay at a young age. The desire for someone she could tutor and someday fight. That lingered in her heart greatly as she taught her precious treasure. Tsubasa exceeded her expectations and excited her every moment. The sword potential of the boy was beyond compare to those of regular children. The Unabara Style fit him so much like a glove, Pest and Tsunashi weren't quite there. While she did love and treat them specially and formed opinions of them. Her protective nature over Tsubasa's potential is what cost her in the end. Araceli has no hate in her heart for what happened. She merely accepts it and takes it for what it really is. Her brother was able to defeat her perhaps not effortlessly. But he killed her and revenge has never been on her mind. Satisfaction has been, a desire to awaken that potential even further. She knows that if he transforms like her. Tsubasa will become a monster beyond compare. Even the current Queen of Demons in her mind will get an interesting foe. Araceli longs for the day she can see him once again, to meet her brother someday. She's gone through much to make sure they don't ever find out who she is and how it all happened. For his sake, she went through the trouble of altering the clan's memories and erasing the dojo from the records.Tsunashi Unabara:
Little Tsun was something of an angel child to her. She didn't find him as appealing as Tsubasa. But she did like Tsun and saw his potential for what it was. Araceli does want to see him again someday. To see if the other brother who came so close to awakening ever did. She knows that Tsunashi's nature made him lock up most of his potential. He and Pestilence both did this without thinking. Perhaps it was due to fear of what they would become. Araceli couldn't help him unlock it, but perhaps it was a deep seeded desire to see Tsubasa's more. She wouldn't ever be able to tell after all altering his memories along with Pestilence's took some time. While she may have played favorites she knew more about Tsunashi than most could hope too. His hobbies and personality were like the back of her hand. Something she knew extremely well and could read with little effort. While she does love her brother very much no desire exists to see him now.Pestiliance Unabara:
The Black Sheep of the Family treated as a monster among them. She didn't see that in Pest at all. What she saw was a boy seeking the love of a parent. She provided as much affection as she could for her brother. It was a way for her to connect and feel his desires. Pest was a strong brother and did outclass Tsunashi. But one person outclassed him which had most her affection. The family all treated Tsubasa differently at the time as well. But Pest had taken up the gauntlet of protecting that great potential. She couldn't do anything but love him. Her desire for the contest against him was something she couldn't deny. Pest perhaps is the only one that ever figured out her motivation. The titles and names meant little to her as she wanted a challenge. She wanted a battle that came close to the edge. But she knew that Pest couldn't provide her with it. He was a delicate child who needed certain handling. She wouldn't jeopardize their relationship for an itch. Tsutomu Unabara:
The father of the unruly children as they were known. She was the first in the dojo to show such skill with a blade. Her father treasured her skills and wasn't too shabby with a blade. She dueled her father to scratch that itch. He was the swordsman that provided her with a challenge. He was a fill in her mind for Tsubasa. Her father's potential was great but nothing compared to that morning star. She couldn't tell him she knew he was already at his best. While she didn't start winning battles till after the tenth duel. She did get the feeling her desires were being met. Duels like this made her feel alive with that sword. She wasn't given that alias though because she couldn't surpass her father. Tsutomu was a proud man but understood he'd created a monster. She learned from the tree and gained much. She had much knowledge from her father she would pass on to her little brother. While she didn't allow him to access it for a time. She wouldn't have gotten far without her father.Kaede Unabara:
Her loving mother perhaps the only person who understood. She could sense her mother knew about it all. She could feel her mother's support as she trained a monster. She had a nickname for him that she spoke only between her and mother. The White Oni, she may have been the black one in all aspects. But her brother was the light she'd hoped someday would come. Kaede and her relationship were one of love and understanding. She and her mother never fought once. They always understood without speaking to one another. Araceli was a warrior to her core and her desire for a challenge was great. Defeating everyone and never getting something better was lousy. She once described to her mother to think of going from steak to worms. That was what it was like to face unskilled swordsman. People with zero potential were like worms and she despised it. But she put on a face as her mother asked to make sure they didn't see it. The unhappiness in her blade against the weak. Kaede is perhaps the only one to see through her completely.
Araceli has always had a warm and caring personality. She does care about her family knowing the importance of it. While she did give sway to her other personality points. Araceli did have a kindness and warm personality. She wasn't cold or the type to give the cold shoulder. While she was capable of such she rarely did so to anyone. Even her enemies were treated decently most of the time.Driven:
One thing has always driven Araceli. The possibility of better warriors being out there. It excites her and makes her skin tingle with excitement. She wanted it so much before that she fought her battle three hundred times. Just to get that satisfaction from a good challenge from someone. However when her father couldn't give her desire what it wanted. She stopped fighting him altogether. He became more like a young student to her like the others. Her drive merely is to find the strongest warriors and challenge them. But she is extremely intelligent in how she does it. While Araceli has no intention of joining sides without proper cause. She is someone that can tip the scale to one side or another. Her one thousand years of training her powers to a fine point are impressive. But what makes her stand out is the determination and drive for her goal. She has a single goal in mind and will someday see that potential. Someday it will be unclouded and easily seen.Brilliant Tactician:
It's been said that while a shinigami Araceli could calculate thousands of moves. She could see almost the scene's in slow motion before they happened. This really came as a result of her mind being hard wired for combat. She was a warrior born from her first breath. However, she can't calculate things for multiple enemies only one at a time. This is something that comes from experience and knowing her enemy. She has a firm belief that in any battle you must know your enemies. By knowing the enemy you face you can predict outcomes. Can even bring different strategies to life based on knowing how they work. While to a lesser extent, she is intelligent in giving war orders. She is known for her one vs one tactic. She's a brutal fighter to handle in this regard due to how much thought is put in. Araceli is someone who uses everything she has to it's fullest potential. That is the key to being a good warrior is using it all to the fullest potential.Big Sister:
Araceli has this big sister attitude that comes off often. She is able to showcase this because of the way she carries herself. She has often been able to act like the big sister for most. Not letting her other traits show too much she generally keeps herself under control. While she may be excited beneath it all. She keeps her calm big sister attitude that is almost motherly. She would treat almost anyone like they are a younger family member. Changing the memories of her brothers in question was one such act. She didn't want them to know about everything that happened. So as the Big Sister she took responsibility for it. She decided her brothers wouldn't know the truth just yet. It was her duty as the big sister to carry that burden. She would wear whatever face made them happy and do what she could for them. She would kill every Unabara just to make sure they were safe.
Araceli can manipulate memories involving her in a subject. Though some conditions are needed for this to occur. She first must know the subject well enough to navigate their mind. Second the subject in question must not be too much stronger than her. If she is more powerful she can remove or change their interactions. Making them see something that wasn't present. This was something she could do during her Shinigami days that grew stronger as a demon. Before she could only manipulate those related by blood. Now it's come to those single conditions that make it easier. However, she hasn't used this power very often making sure the subject is sleeping when using it. Araceli doesn't like getting overly involved in most things. This is because her desire to remain unknown is higher. Manipulating memories require physical contact with the target. Through this, she can sort through memories involving her. Though she can read minds given time, she can't manipulate other memories as it's too complicated.Requires the character owner's permissionThe Emperesses Eye:
To say that she see's everything wouldn't be correct. With her eyes, she can see the potential of anyone she views. Her eye is able to see the full potential and how long it will take. She often stated in one thousand years Tsubasa would be a fierce being. However, that wasn't the only thing. Her eye can tell much about a person but at some point, they leave her view. As the Danava of Replicating Perception, however, she can see even further than before. She can tell just how far a person can go and perhaps to some extent what is needed. She can view what is required for them to push past the current place. This eye doesn't generally give her much of an edge, though she can see your body and muscles. This is the only combat effectiveness to her power. Requires the character owner's permission
She is able to create real projections of things with her powers. She can create anything that her mind can fathom or can exist physically within our world. However, it's generally kept to a smaller scale when she uses it. Making things like Blades and hands. While she can increase the number or be more extravagant with it. Her projection skills can be used to even do blasts or mirrors. It's what makes Araceli one of the most dangerous Demoness that you encounter. She is extremely skilled and talented in her method for fighting. By doing extremely fast pace projects of melee based weapons. She is able to fight at unimaginable speeds. However, this isn't the only usable force of Realism Projection. It can create anything her mind can think up within reason. She needs to be capable of creating the projection in question. Some things take a ton of energy to the project and take time. While others can be made easily due to her memories and methods. Araceli has found the path and answers for ProjectionSword Projection:
By using her power of Realism Projection, she creates a sword. The sword's type and size are up to here as she makes them. However for it to be a sword it must logically have existed at some point. This doesn't mean she can project things like legendary weapons. Or Zanpakutso those sort of things isn't able to be given a projection. However, her projections can clash with such weapons effectively. Though she does have to layer the projection over two or three times which limits other production. Araceli is capable of wielding a multitude of versions of swords. She isn't limited to just a katana as she fights. She can make around twenty blades at a time, she can't fire them at people, however. That isn't the way this projection works as she makes them. The swords are formed in her hand for her to use. What makes her an effective fighter is her power to switch on the fly. Changing what she does base on her enemies movements or strategies. This adaptability is what made her the Goddess of the Sword for the Unabara.Projection Blast:
Now this is where it gets strange and catches people off guard. She's not bound by merely creating weapons for herself. She can fire blasts of projection at people. These function like normal blasts but she can control the size and output. Most people underestimate her projection as only being able to form the blades. While the weapons look real enough the rapid changing and effective use. It often makes people believe that's all she can do with her power. When the truth is far more interesting, Araceli can create a projection of anything. (This includes blasts of course, similar to Getsuga Tensho or even making blasts similar to a spirit bomb. )The choice is up to her on how she releases them. While she goes to blasts are generally small beams from her index finger. She is often times merely testing her enemy out by firing them around the speed of a bala. She can, however, go faster and increase the size of them by a couple inches. Projection Barrier:
She is able to create a defensive barrier for fighting. Araceli's fighting style does make use of this fairly often. The projection is built to absorb an impact from an enemy. It works much like the kido Splitting Void. She creates a wall in front of her stopping the attack with it. The barrier's strength can be changed. The quick one is able to take powerful spells but only a single hit. Anything else will go through with little effort required. She, however, can strength it by forming the seal for Barrier. This done by slapping both her hands together like she is praying. This allows her to add layers and strengthen the barrier tremendously. She can increase the size from just a wall that covers her from that direction alone. To an entire sealed sphere around her body, by keeping her palms together. She is able to pour energy into it and create a long lasting barrier. She can keep this up till her energy runs out. The barrier will rebuild while her palms are together and continue projecting barrier upon barrier.Projection Hand:
Another long range move however this requires a the praying hands again. Hands begin to form from the ground and chase after the target. Seeking to grab hold of them from where she stands at. They erupt from the ground and air coming after the target. They shoot at them extending with extremely impressive speed. She has known people to avoid this but often uses it for a distraction. By using the arms large length and growing form she disappears. It's a fitting tool for her to make due with her powers as they are. The hands if they grab hold of the user gains a death grip. Capable of rending flesh and crushing bones. However, this is if they manage to get a solid grip. Common sense would indicate not to let the hands grab you. Twenty hands are summoned by her when using this. Her expertise in strategy and other things do play a part in her use of the projection.
Event OnlyMeteor Shower Projection:
This is a draining spell thus she doesn't care to use it. By concentrating on the skies around her and clapping her hands together. She is able to create a Meteor Shower that will bombard her enemies with rocks. Araceli prefers a close range battle and often times will not bother with this. However upon activating this move she can destroy cities in a short amount of time. As large rocks fly down with the speed of a Meteor towards the target. The downsides of this are simple as she can't summon this strength again. A single thread use only and then a recovery period of five turns is imposed. The damage while massive doesn't fit into her desired style. Fighting close range and feeling the enemies strength with her own two hands. No greater pleasure exists than getting to feel what her enemies are capable in every sense of the word. However, this is something when push comes to show she is capable of bringing out. The Meteor sizes depend on how long her hands are connected and the amount of energy put in.Black Hole Projection:
She cannot use this and Meteor in the same thread due to how taxing they are. Araceli can create a projection of a Black hole. This allows her to destroy on a large scale around her. But once again she doesn't care for this power much. Black Holes take away her chances to fight enemies up close. By doing this show loses out on her chance to fight her enemies up front. The destructive prowess is, however, great for it acts similar to a Black Hole. The downside is it takes an immense amount of energy to summon forward and even more to put away. Once she claps her hands together they are almost tied together. So parting them is hard and takes a physical toll just to part them. The Black Hole will remain till she dies, runs out of energy, or her hands are parted. She will collapse after using this regardless of time passed due to strain.
Enemies who have a whole tier on her will be able to resist the suction of the move. Though it will still take some focus from them.Legendary Projection:
She is able to Project what she believes is a Legendary Weapon. This is something that takes practice often times as she generally has to visualize and craft it. But upon finishing it she is able to create a projection of a Legendary Weapon. Something that may have existed in reality or within a fable. The weapon's powers are replicated as mere projections of course. However depending on the details needed to make sure her projection is accurate. Much studying is needed as well as a knowledge about the weapon. It's complete history and backstory are required. Down to the smallest fiber, nothing can be wrong forging it. Or it will be merely any other weapon while she does have some she can create easily. The hardest ones are those in ownership of another person. (Permission needed for use.) She may create the projection of them and use them however if she does so correctly.
SwordplayThe Seven Lotus of the Unabara:
These are special moves developed by the Unabara Clan. They are used for swordplay overall and most the clan is capable of using it. However, that said the special moves take at least five threads to get an adept understanding of them. Much more is needed just to master the Lotus themselves. These are moves designed and perfected out by the Clan's Leader. Tsubasa has refined them from the form they were in to make them usable by most of the Clan. Now that said it does take training and the right amount of skill for some of these. Lower skilled people who haven't prepared their bodies well enough will fail the Initial Lotus. While others who succeed in this endeavor will find themselves on the way to others. The Unabara Lotus are considered some of the hardest moves within Swordsmanship. The Forms are first taught to those who wish to learn the Lotus. The style of the Unabara Lotus has first formed a long time ago. But due to the nature of the style, it wasn't something just anyone could do. They weren't suitable for the novice swordsman that the Unabara Clan had within its ranks. However thanks to Tsubasa's teaching skills he was able to create a program and other methods to bring them back. While Kierudo is based on the style itself. The raw form was something Tsubasa himself said wasn't suitable for using in combat just yet. Now that he has made the needed adjustments it's ready for usage. The Four Forms:
The Four Forms are a very simple Unabara custom that have been taught to the fighters. Sword Forms that can be switched at the drop of a hat. It doesn't take much to adjust footwork or move in a way to do so. They are in a way the training guide to learning the Lotus. When you've mastered the Four you are ready for the Lotus. So far in the Clan history, only Tsubasa has Mastered all Four of them equally. His practical use of the four of them is extremely precise. The styles flex in and out of the Lotus and each one causes different effects to the Lotus. The Lotus are extensions of the Forms and allow them to come out in different ways. By executing the First Lotus with one form you can get a totally different outcome than another. The benefit of this style is that it can be changed by the user. The Lotus and its powers can have very different meanings depending on the wielder. Each of the Four Forms will take at least a thread to get a beginner concept of how to use them. Five to Six threads to figure out how to use them effectively.First Form:
This is the first form taught for basic understanding of swordplay. Tsubasa often does introductions to them as he brings people in. The first tests for Kierudo play a part of the First Form. The first form exercises the use of precise swordplay. The level of control required to use the First Form is often times extreme. But this form is the one taught first as an introduction to the Forms. At the early stages of learning the user learns control above all else. Learning to control their power effectively with the sword. While the beginners will struggle to control the blade. The Adept will be slightly more elegant in the use of the sword. Advanced users will benefit from being able to control their blades to the point of stopping a blade from a centimeter. Once they reach Mastery of the First Form the control of their blade is extremely potent. They are able to generate blows of great force from sudden locations. However, much training is needed to reach mastery of the First Form.Second Form:
The Defensive Form known for it's absolute defense. While the word absolute is used it's not really all that impressive. Users are taught to create a three hundred and sixty-degree sphere around them. By doing this they are taught to defend within that area. Not sudden movements, they are taught to waste nothing. The movements are precise and conserve energy, the specialty of this style is to conserve your energy. By teaching the wielder to shrug off monster blows. They become capable fighters able to endure an insane amount of fights. But the Second Form Preaches good Footwork as much as Bladework. The Second Form is said to be one of the harder ones for people to master. Counter Attacking and Defensive Forms are all that are present in this form. Mastering the aspects of the Blade are perhaps one of the few things that make a wielder more dangerous than one could imagine. Third Form:
This Form is from the Sheath at all times. Meaning it's done from the draw phase before anything else. Now the draw phase is known as the beginning phase in this style. The user is capable of producing insane speed with their blows. But thinking only one style of draw exists is a mistake most make. Large blades are capable of producing this effect as well. By using the Third Form they can catch their enemy off guard. Combining it with the Lotus effects allows for a sneaky attack. This style can be used in different locations as the Sheath location isn't always in the sheath. For example, let's say a buster sword is used. The quick draw will come from their back or side in a thrust motion. This leaves creativity open when using the Third Form. While this style is rarely Mastered by many as they view it useless. A Master does presently live off the Third Form.Fourth Form:
The Final and hardest form to learn of them all. Only one person has ever mastered this form in particular. This Form practices dual blade usage. But by using the other forms while wielding the two blades. Some users do replace the blade with their sheath. Using whatever they can to produce an effect of it. Those rare few who do wield two blades are extremely deadly. This style uses a fast acrobatic style at times. But in the right hands, it can be slow or precise as well. While the Fourth Form specializes in two blades it does also mentor the idea of the other forms. Thus upon mastery of this Form, the user learns they can use the other forms while wielding two. The main goal of the Fourth Form is to teach the wielders how to use both hands effectively. While this sword form does focus on Dual wielding as it's focus. The ones who truly master it will become destroyers on a battlefield. This form is the hardest to Master because it goes against the other three forms to an extent. By teaching it's wielder to embrace the second blade and understand how to move or position it. Whereas before it was a singular focus on a sword. The training for any of the forms is hard, but to get the basics. Two threads are required with an additional one just to learn how to use it effectively in combat. Mastering it will take several threads of lessons from a Master of it himself. This style is not made for everyone and teaches an explosiveness and fighting as though feral. The very few capable of even executing a beginner status of this style. Are written down in legend among the Clan. However, many say only one has ever mastered the Forms completely. Tsubasa's Mastery over them is said to be beyond Perfect. He's able to wield both of his Zanpakutō and effectively combine or mix his forms together. Learning to do this will take ten threads. For those interested in learning how he does this feat of his.Crimson Lotus-Initial Lotus:
This is the first lotus known as the Crimson Lotus. It's opening a gate that is extremely hard to do. While it comes in different forms depending on the form used. The First Lotus is generally the same concept in a single move. The user first must have skills with the forms and be capable. But also, a master in strength is needed at least. The rest comes from the skill of the user. By swinging their blade with as much power and force as they can muster. The precise control creates a shockwave of gravity outwards. This pushes against people with amazing force. The kinetic power is enough to cut through buildings. By applying the first form the user is capable of doing this feat from any strike. They can do it from large or small swings of the blade. This control allows them to also control or change the angle of the lotus. Making it an adaptable sword move. In the second form the user performs this as a defensive measure. This sword strike cuts through the energy attacks sent at them. Bouncing them back against the enemy in question with overwhelming force. However, it is possible for it to be taken over if the enemy is stronger. It also can be canceled out sometimes by their power meeting in the right way. The Third Form uses it in a method that comes from a draw stance. This version of the Crimson Lotus is different from the others. The user's body becomes the tool for the force. Using the quick draw and power of their step to send massive force towards a single target. And finally, the Fourth Form the user is able to send out massive kinetic blows by swinging both blades and sending them different directions.Blue Lotus-Second Lotus:
The Second Lotus or the Blue one relies on different skills. Spell based powers that allow the user to perform some feats. Kierudo's illusion spell is based on this one as well. This Lotus requires an Advanced or higher in Kido or a form of magic. The user flicks their blade's edge sending out a ringing sound. This sound goes through the area and cuts up the enemies who hear it. However there is more to it, the spell works through this means. When the target hears the sound their body reacts to it as though it's been cut. Thus, an injury appears on the body like they'd been cut. They haven't truly been cut or wounded and if they've high enough Mental Deduction or focus they'll know. It is true that this can be used outside of just it's illusion practice. And doesn't change the forms very much. The Blue Lotus is the only spell based move in the artform. However if the user creates the right sound frequency they can cause their enemies eardrums to rupture. This move is highly reliant on the enemies hearing the blade. Tsubasa's version is updated however and does require more skills. This one is the older version and does have its own practical uses. While it isn't perfect it does have room for improvement for those that desire too. But as a swordsman, this is more to get an edge on a strong enemy. The Unabara styles use underhanded means at times. And this is merely one of them that happens to be present. All the others are legitimate sword techniques. That were designed for the purpose of killing the enemies. The Blue Lotus isn't favored by many Unabara but has saved lives. Its downfall is in the fact you have to hear it for anything to happen. And some warriors can see through the illusion of wounds. Emerald Lotus-Third Lotus:
This is a special move used by some but requires immense training. Master Weapon Skill or Zanjutsu is required to perform it. The Emerald Lotus focuses on something very fascinating. Indirectly wounding the enemies. It uses the force of the blow but sends a shockwave of cutting energy. Past the block attempt to slice the foe, making it wrong to block it. The injuries aren't generally fatal and experienced warriors won't budge. Or can at the very least read it well enough to avoid injury. In the first form, the user can control the direction of the shockwave. Making them able to direct which way it will end up going. This is limited however as they need to hit something solid for this to work. The Second Form does this by defending and creating the effect of the injury. The force of the enemies blow is put back on them by deflecting its force towards them. The Third Form is able to create a large backlash by sending speed and power into the quick draw. The Fourth form is capable of doing this with both blades at the same time or different time points.Purple Lotus-Fourth Lotus:
This Lotus involves a ton of footwork so the user must be excellent in that regard. Shunpo or General Speed Master is required for this. This method is known to be tiring but the user of it shoots around the battlefield at high speeds. Cutting down enemies with extreme speed, the purpose was to fight multiple foes at a time. By adjusting to this form the user can defend faster in the second form. Cut precisely while moving at high speeds in the first. In the third form, they are able to draw faster and use a proper posture in the stance. And in the Fourth the user gets to show off some speed with their blades moving about quickly. This style is and was designed to be used against more than one enemy. Purple Lotus while it does work the stamina over of those who try and use it. It does have benefits as it will allow the user much better footwork overall. Silver Lotus Dance-Fifth Lotus:
This is a special move that doesn't benefit from forms as it takes it's own. The user crouches a bit and brings their blade upwards. Putting their blade in a thrusting motion to begin the Sliver Lotus Dance. Master Strength, Speed, and Zanjutsu or Weapon Skills are needed for it. This move is highly demanding and doesn't allow room for errors. By shooting forward and thrusting the blade outwards in a stabbing motion. The user sends a huge amount of force out. Capable of taking chunks out of buildings if not dodged properly. The cutting and piercing power of it can be controlled based on their movement. This is a single sword move and cannot be done with two. Nor does it benefit from the forms. The Dances aren't able to benefit from forms at all. This is partly because they are very difficult to master in general. Learning them requires a great deal of practice which is why they are last. The Silver Lotus Dance requires mastery of the original four to use.Black Lotus Dance:
This requires mastery of all the other Lotus to use. This is a counter attack stance which the user enters them into a battle trance. By doing this they go into a hypersensitive state of combat awareness. Able to perform in seconds with extremely precise and deadly movements. The Black Lotus Dance is something always moving forward and seeming to fade in and out of sight. As the user is moving their feet around quickly with little room for breaking. However, this is just the beginning of the Black Lotus Dance's start point. The user grips their sword and prepares to move at the first sign of action. The Counter Stance of the Black Lotus goes on the Offensive after it's warmed up, By moving at extremely high speed in this battle like trance. They generate insane amounts of power. Blocking a blow from them can break bones and cause extreme damage alone. However, some warriors with high-level strength can handle trading with them.
Way of the Broken Sword:
White Lotus Dance-Seventh Form: The only form that is mostly used by duel wielding only.This form requires a Grand Master in General Speed or Shunpo. A Grand Master is also required in Zanjutsu or Weapon Skills to pull it off. To date, only one person has mastered this being Tsubasa himself. The user becomes a white ghost upon the battlefield. By combining the knowledge of the Lotus moves. They move around the battlefield almost as though dancing across it. This form is extremely hard to follow, as it has no set form. In fact, it forms can change at the drop of a dime. Making it extremely hard to follow as it's able to perform the other lotus while doing this. The user's only normally seen as a portion of white clothing they wear. It's like a blur moving around the battlefield. It's a very hard move to perform as any slip-ups can cost an inexperienced user. Making sure to use proper footwork is important but not nearly as how you hold or wield your sword during it. Some who have seen this before claim the sword disappears completely. That's because once it begins the blade is never still at any time. It's in constant motion making attempts to kill the enemy. While it can be dodged or counter-attacked. The White Lotus is the most demanding form in the entire school for the Unabara. Attacking with relentless aggression making them an extremely fast blur on the field. While certain enemies will spot them the changing speeds and such is normally enough to catch most off guard.
A personal style that she devised during her time as a Demon. She learned from her powers that a method existed to make stronger what was present. She decided to go ahead and do with that, making herself more skilled in the second form. Creating the way of the broken sword required ages to perfect. But now she is able to deflect spell based attacks with a sword. She is able to deflect them away if they are lower level than her. As for the larger spells she can deflect them but generally, it takes more effort. The Broken Sword is something that uses deflection very often. By deflecting away foes attacks she then response quickly with a Lotus or something along those lines. Araceli's skills as a sword master are clear when she starts utilizing these powers in flux. By using this she is able also to maintain her stamina for longer with its short attacks and movements.
Her first weapon is known as Cogitatio, it's name means Reflection. The power of this shield is to reflect attacks back at enemies. It's a very rare type of weapon that acts on the idea of deflecting. It's extremely powerful able to reflect below and double their strength and speed. This allows her to then fire the blow back at her enemies. As part of her origin, this allows her a bit more use. Cogitatio is merely a cog in the wheel of her Atma Vatou. As she is known for using two at a time with her Spartan-like style of dueling. She has put effort into becoming skilled in her use of Cogitatio. Making sure she has mastered using the defensive tool well. She is able to fight with just Cogitatio alone if she desires. Using it as a close range combined with her Projection powers. She is able to do many things while fighting this way. Cogitatio is perhaps one of the only Shield Atama Vatou that exist. There does exist a limit to what it can reflect, she must be on level or above the target's energy she is reflecting. It can do so six times a thread and she must be able to block the blow to send it back. Sending larger blows beyond her tier isn't possible for her.Luna Aqua:
This weapon doesn't have a form that is physical. Its manifestation is water itself. She is able to direct massive amounts of water around her form towards enemies. Luna Aqua is the Moon in the Water's reflection. By using this she can send large-scale attacks around. Giving her options outside of the regular tools she uses. This weapon is interesting to her, perhaps not her favorite given it's shaped to her. But when using Luna Aqua she can combine it with Cogitatio for a special style of combat. Conducting the water to drown and take away her enemies. This weapon is, of course, much stronger at an ocean where it can take water. Araceli does use it sparingly as the amount of water Luna Aqua can generate depends on her energy. Small amounts for washing away a small group aren't too bad. However, she can control the water pressure from anywhere to a fire hose or squirt gun. Perceptio:
Her main tool when using Cogitatio she summons this Atma Vatou to fight seriously. The weapon takes the form of a Chinese blade of steel though some alterations are made. The weapon's ring has a small chain with the symbol of a crescent moon. Perceptio is something that works best when used in combination with Cogitatio. She can tap the blade against the shield's surface to send out sound wave attacks. These Vibrations rip through the ground and tear a path towards her enemies. Her favorite Atma Vatou is Perceptio for its form and natural understanding of her. She enjoys fighting with the sword and shield combo. But it's power to change it's form depending on her will is, even more, fun. Perceptio has the power to become different weapon forms and control the weight and form of them. Perceptio can weigh a feather for her and suddenly when hitting an enemy way tons. It's able to alter it's weight and shape according to her will within reason.Somnium:
Her least favorite for use is Somnium for what it's shape and power are. The weapon is in the form of a staff of sorts with floating symbols of energy floating. Somnium's power is the illusion and mental attack of her enemies. Those who look directly at Somnium have a chance to get dragged into a realistic illusion. Those who hear the full chant used to awaken the weapon have a chance to as well. What determines if they do not go into the illusion is their Mental Deduction and Willpower. If hers is higher she can drag them into the world of illusions. Somnium can keep someone in an illusion for til the thread ends if desired. It's up to them to break out of it or for her to release it. However, she does have the alternative to change the world's structure with illusions for her enemy. Make things appear that aren't really there as the perception for them is free for her to alter. However as stated before Somnium isn't a thing she enjoys using particularly. The will power and mental deduction most both be advanced to resist it completely. NPCS don't get a check and are automatically hit into it unless they meet the conditions.Ryo Ohki:
Her favorite weapon of all of them and it shows. As even when she makes Projections she often goes to Ryo Ohki over the others. The weapon has two forms total but it's very comfortable in both. The first form is a curved katana made specially to fit in her hand. It's able to cut through virtually anything. Slicing and cutting through perception are the powers it has. By using this blade in this way she can use her sword skills. Her fast pace fighting works extremely well with using Ryo Ohki's first form. In the second form she pulls a second blade out fo Ryo Ohki's form as though dividing them in two. Creating a Kodachi to fight with along side it. Upon doing this she is able to fight with the Fourth Unabara form. And go into an offensive flurry of death and blades. By using her skills in swordplay to the fullest she's able to accomplish something few others can. Ryo Ohki's power to cut through perception has made her a treasured weapon of Araceli.
Ryo can cut things up to Sekiseki stone with some effort put behind the blows.
Conceptual World and Eternal PartnerConceptual World:
Her world is something very hard for most people to understand. Her Conceptual World is a Mirror within a Mirror as it reflects everything around her. Her memories and dreams are reflected in this world like a movie. In the mirror's glass, they continue to show off what is happening. By watching this ongoing madness it can tear down some people's sanity. Her Conceptual World is something that her Eternal Partner and her find strangely restful. By reflecting everything within its looking glass. She can remember things that happened a long time ago almost as though yesterday. She's also able to train here among other things within this world. The reflection of land and life seems around her as well. Within the Mirror, her Eternal Partner rests as it moves around her Conceptual World. Having talked with her from the World itself, occasionally it comes out for a face to face.
The World is bright within here despite it being only a reflection. However, the laws of physics and such have no rules here. Up can be down and left can be right. However, this is merely due to the nature of her Origin. By resting here more often in a state of deep meditation, she learned a great deal. Learning how to control her powers with extremely precise control. While she does enjoy the Conceptual World she does find the real world's perception more interesting. Especially around one person, in most her mirrors her brother's image shows. She often looks at other's perspective of the one known as the Pale Rider now. He has earned a scary reputation these days that has her excited. Her Eternal Partner often says she should go become a Queen. Because she is a fit leader and extremely skilled as far as Demons go. But she often declines saying Queen's don't get to have any fun at all. Thus, while Araceli's partner believes it she generally avoids such things completely.Rilīja Attributes:
Her's is perhaps one of the strangest ones to manifest in the real world. As she is able to manifest reflections through this. Reflections of memories, reflections of things herself doing things. Reflections of people themselves. But mostly she summons mirrors and reflects things with them often. But they do far more than that those mirrors capture the perception of a person inside of them. And show it back to them as a reality of sorts from within her world. However, there is more to it as she creates mirrors she can travel through them herself. They are human size and often times she can create two or more at a time. This power is far greater than that of her Atma Vatou she uses frequently with similar powers. By using this she is able to move far quicker in the world of reflections then she could with general speed. As mirrors continue to manifest by her will. She can send attacks through them or use them defensively. To show people a reflection of themselves permission is required.Eternal Partner's Name:
Hansa ChikakuEternal Partner's Appearance:
Eternal Partner's Personality:
Hansa Chikaku is a very interesting creature compared to her old Zanpakutō. Hansa has an extremely high opinion of her mistress. Often going as far as to say that Araceli hides away too often. She believes that strongly in Araceli's prowess that she could very well be a Queen of the Demon World. But the woman's lack of interest in such things does seem to show. However while her belief in Araceli is strong she is rather cold and empty towards others. However, Hansa has developed an interesting feeling towards Araceli's little brother Tsubasa. She has noticed that the being has a crush on Tsubasa. While Araceli seeks a confrontation with the male. Her Eternal Partner wants nothing more than to turn Tsubasa into a Danava as well. It's something that seems to linger on the weapon and wielder's mind. Hansa is a kind being for the most part. Often times sitting within the mirror and coming out when called. She generally doesn't wear clothing as she see's very little point in it. She is often times in the Conceptual World clinging to her Mistress's body in some form or fashion. Trying to get a rise out of Araceli though that is often hard. As the two are romantically involved to some degree. They both enjoy one another's company giving them a strange relationship. While Araceli does know that her Eternal Partner isn't real. Even Hansa seems aware of this face herself that she isn't real. But by often living in the dreams of Araceli. She has gained a personality very similar to that of Araceli herself. But being an outside influence away from what she is. The Eternal Partner for her is alive and very self-aware something few things she has encountered do.
Diverse PathSaca Atma:
Her power is far too massive for her to contain in a transformation. To suppress her power fully she would need at least three or four transformations. Her Eternal Partner informed her this wasn't a possible outcome for her. Araceli had always been strong, but becoming a demon made her stronger. The Shinigami skin she wore previously for an Unabara is akin to Shackles on their power. Upon becoming a Danava Demon she became much stronger. Though this fact depressed her for a while, she found that her constant release state had used. She could tap into her powers at a moment's notice and use them freely. But due to the amount of power she puts out it was decided by her Eternal Partner and herself. That they would use Saca Atma over the other things her race were capable of. While this does have some drawbacks it was the most natural transitions. Her Shikai for her zanapkuto was in a constant release before. So becoming a Demon this pathway to activate her powers was much more comfortable.
The benefits of her Saca Atma is very simple in the fact that she can produce many things as desired. By reaching in and touching the well of power she has swelling inside of her. She is able to to tap into her massive power at a moments notice and bring forward stronger Projections. By doing what she calls layering she can create layered projections that make her weapons stronger. But she can even do this for her Atma Vatou. Making projection layers around them to make them more durable and powerful. By using her powers this she can do many things. But one of the more notable powers is to create Projection Replication of herself. This is capable of moving through her shadow and her own body. Able to attack with all of her moves and replicate them in sync. While her power isn't extremely impressive overall. Araceli's Saca Atma is something that even her Eternal Partner finds interesting. To summon portions of reflected perspectives out into the open and then use. It makes her a truly frightening warrior.
Born the Daughter of Kaede and Tsutomu Unabara she was the pride and joy. Born with an intellect and strength that none could match. She was raised during the early periods of the Soul Society. A time when martial arts could save a life. These days the skills of a warrior far outshone that of a person swinging mindlessly. Skill and practical uses were something far and few between. The Unabara were practically Spartans in this age and did participate in many battles. She herself notched her first kills as a child. Her skill with the blade became apparent as she fought. Able to fight several enemies at once even with an unrefined style. It was then that her father Tsutomu decided she could be more. She began training with a sword from the time she was old enough to walk. But a desire filled her, she wasn't like other students at this school. Araceli wished to challenge to her limits, to be pushed by an true challenge. However as her training began it seemed like she could do everything but best her father. The training began wielding wooden swords that weighted 200 kilos. In pounds that evens out to four hundred lbs when she was just a child. This allowed her to develop muscles that most wouldn't have. The training equipment and gear her father used to make her training exciting. Were body weights and training gear that would slow her down. Her gear weighted around 881 lbs without the sword. When with it the child was carrying around one 1200 lbs on her body. However as time passed on this became nothing ton her, something she could do with relative easy. However with that passage of time something appeared that would further change things. Her brothers were born but on in particular came along two hundred years later. Tsubasa was born and her hope for a person surpassing and challenging her. It was finally something she could touch with her own two hands.
She told her mother often she grew more and more bored with training with her father. The training provided nothing, her quick learning skills made her surpass her father with little trouble. Finding her path more and more through this she became bored and upset. She still trained but her heart and joy weren't there after the long 200 years. But the Birth of Tsubasa brought something she'd been waiting for. She could see if the moment her eyes met his. Challenge was going to be met through this child. For the first time she asked her father permission to train someone personally. She wanted to teach the boy who would become her greatest challenge. She wanted to make sure he knew the important things physically. Her father's outdated training method wouldn't do. She decided to educate him by showing him and teaching him how to be a real warrior. Experience was the key as well as swordplay. He had the perfect body to be the worlds greatest swordsman. She knew it from the moment she laid eyes on him, seeing that potential. For training it was kendo swords against her for him. She and he would spar for hours on end. He never did beat her till the one time, which made her even more excited.
But like all good things the world and fate must meddle where it will. She'd become aware that they weren't like normal Shinigami. A desire for killing and fighting existed in them. It wasn't normal like some other clans who merely enjoyed it. The Unabara were Spartans, they wrote the book on killing with a weapon. However it went even further than that of course. Nothing ever stops at the simple point in her experience. The Unabara's DNA somewhere a demon was within it nestled. Her blood awoke a long time ago but controlling it never bothered her. She more rolled with her instincts and fought like a true warrior in all aspects. However one thing she'd not expected at all. Her precious little brother had gotten it too but wasn't able to control his animal like desires. So as a proper big sister one course of action was there. She would seal away that demonic blood for as long as possible. Make sure that nothing short of something making him snap would bring it out. It would last many years the seal she had in mind. Only problem was that she needed to get close. Her training and desire to battle him had cost her in the end. She would be slain by the very treasure she'd found in her brother. Death was cold embrace but something else came first. Her blood began boiling as her body changed. Turning from a Shinigami into a demon, it wasn't an experience she can put into words. But this ended her days as a Shinigami forever and began her journey as a Demon.Demon History:
Upon awakening as a demon she discovered a great many changes. But rather then give herself away she quietly changed the Unabara memories. She didn't know if this could quell the Demonic blood in them. But she had to try and prevent it from awakening in Tsubasa. The life of a pacifist would suit her just fine for him. It was then time she left this world to the Demon World. She departed this place after modifying the memories of those she desired. When she arrived in demon world she made a choice. To train in a way that didn't involve her moving much. She found a spot and crossed her legs going into a trance like state. She entered her Conceptual World and trained for one thousand years with her Eternal Partner. She gained and forged Atma Vatou's with time and gained greater skill in using each one. While it is said she remained motionless for a long period of time. She did rise after 900 years of practice within. Making sure her body hadn't lost it's muscle form. To her surprise what happened within her Conceptual World occured outside as well. Making her body still rock hard and built for the battles to come. It was finally time for Araceli to begin her move. It was time for her presence to be felt in Demon World and to see what was going on with Tsubasa these days.