The Shadow Fall Defenses Information Thread
This thread is something that is going to be progressively updated over time. It essentially explains the defense, resources and information associated with areas that are under Shadow Fall Control. For more information about the organization, click below:https://www.platinumhearts.net/t7660-shadow-fall-the-unholy-union-rebirth
General Shadow Fall Defenses & Other InfoLand:
Shadow Fall has a large amount of land under their control. They are often considered a military or government force within the territories they rule. They create and enforce the laws within these regions so that their objectives can be met. These include lands in: Demon World (All Nations), Hell, Portions of The RukongaI [Demonic Incursion], America, A Majority of Europe, Malaysia, affiliated bases within K-World and Hueco Mundo.Shadow Fall Troops:
In total, there are roughly forty five billion active Shadow Fall operatives ranging from bases in Demon World, Earth, Hell, Hueco Mundo and some affiliated stations within The Monsuta and Kokuryuteshi. Therefore, by sheer numbers alone, this is the first of many prime defenses the organization has due to the massive collective numbers of Demons, Arrancar and Hollows serving under them.Wormhole Transportation:
Under the command of The Demi Network and Core Of Demon Magic, it isn't that difficult for citizens, Shadow Fall Troops and Allies alike to travel in between the lands and dimensions Shadow Fall has under their control. Often times, they are instructed to begin focusing on the space they want to travel under. Once this imprint is made on their minds, The Demi Network will pick up on it and create a telepathic link. From there, it will guide the person in question and give them clearance rather or not to enter the area.Prolonged Life Rates:
Those of any other races who live within the territories of Shadow Fall have been noted to have their life expectations dramatically bolstered. Why is that? The Demon race itself is capable of living anywhere from thousands to millions of years with their energy, supernatural medical knowledge and affinity for Death's Energy. Therefore, some have been known to pass these benefits to others in their area and expand the life expectancy to their level with their medical professionals and overall influence they have the lands they control. There have even been many causes of semi-immortals popping up in mass droves. That is, beings who do not die of natural causes, but can be slain in combat.Districts, Sub-Space & "Freedom"
When it comes to lands that Shadow Fall is under control over, there appear to be many sorts of different districts that have popped up. There are human districts, demon districts, shinigami districts and so on and so forth. These are areas where some races to tend to flock one another more often than not. However, there are also multi-racial districts that are equally as common. This is due to the fact that some races prefer to be in their own boundaries, while others seem to enjoy the company of other races. More notably, however, there are special districts marked that turn into their own pocket dimensions. These are where citizens and Shadow Fall troops alike are capable of producing their own sub-spaces under permission and clearance from The Demi Network.
Therefore, it seems The Demon Queen and Shadow Fall alike have given a peculiar set of choices to the citizens of their lands. They have the choice of living within "our" world where their law is rule and living amongst within reality. However, there are also secluded areas where those who have wanted nothing to do with Shadow Fall, but do not go against The Demon Queen, live within their own districts under observation from The Demi Network. While those who want to totally escape reality outright are allowed to slip into their own worlds; as these territories are capable of producing their own sub-space.
This is because Mana has given them a sense "freedom" and "liberation", but only if they do not oppose their rule. She has allowed those under her kingdoms to live however they may choose if it doesn't conflict with her, The Demon God or Shadow Falls objectives. Which is why during the first few years of Mana's rule over countries like America and Europe, there was a backlash at first. Primarily, those under her care assumed that the demons and Mana herself would be the total annihilation of their kind.
However, Demons simply believe that death, in their world and religion, is simply a transition into permanent Nirvana within The 666th Layer of Hell. So it was all a means to an end to reach The Queen's end goal of radical liberation that she has given The Demon Race. Life and death are merely transient things to demons at this point; which is why their initial invasions were so brutal.
Thus, once they were settled in, the opinions started to sway to a large extent. With the supernatural and divine enhancements they gave the lives of the population, they were winning the public opinion by and far. There were of course people who still hated this, but they were dealt with by The Queen or segregated from the main population.
Some of the opposition were even noted to be deported from the country outright or returned to their native lands; such as if a Shinigami who was against this started going against The Queen, they were simply deported into the Soul Society. So it can inferred the Shadow Fall doesn't necessarily always kill or imprison their opposition until they grow violent and rebel. More or less, it can determined that if you don't like how they do things in their borders? You can find another place to live at this point.
And with many of the newborn demons who ravaged Earth beginning to mature, the killings have seemed to ease up from more brutal demons as well. Additionally, with The Demon Queen having a large amount of her thirst of Chaos and Madness satisfied, there have been low amounts of strife given within the areas they claim over as well. Most demons appear to have established their place.
The Demi Network
In order to take some of the burden off of her mind, Neoveta has compromised a network of sorts. Due to the fact that she is able to sync her particles into different people, objects, and, to an extent, the space around her; Neoveta has began tethering these things together into a complex system. By infusing her own energy particles into Shadow Fall's infrastructure, she is considered an external branch of their network that can sustain itself even if all of their equipment were to be destroyed. So while it is operational, their machinery can help assist Neoveta as much as she can assist them.
An illustration of Demi Network at work could more or less be the assistance of cracking codes at near instant speed. Combined with Neoveta's high level of analytical skills, and the bolstering power of the hive network of minds and equipment associated with Shadow Fall and the Asthavon, this is not out of the realm of possibility when each of these tools work together with one another. Day in and out Neoveta, even at rest, is able to defer all sorts of intruders, hackers or those who try to peer into Shadow Fall's intelligence with relative ease. This is because both herself and their equipment become more enhanced the further they sync; making for peak levels of security and defense against the type of fearsome enemies they've made for themselves throughout the known realms.
Nevertheless, through the Demi Network, she has even made it possible for those within Shadow Fall and the Asthavon Family to communicate with each other through secured telepathic channels. This was made possible through infusing her energy particles into other equipment within Shadow Fall, or allowing members themselves to accept her presence, and then build a series of connections to each other to form a cluster mind. All that is required of them is to focus on this Telepathic Link and then they will be synchronized to it. After that point, they can add excess information to Shadow Fall, contact others within their faction or allies (Like The Monsuta or K-World) or have private conversations with one another through the network. They can disconnect from this network at any given time upon their will.
More impressively, she has made entire cities such as London, The Demon God's Capital, portions of Hell and other Shadow Fall Territories apart of her Network as well; and, by proxy, Shadow Fall's. This means that she can more appropriately scan the areas and accommodate people, resources and objects in them as she or Shadow Fall sees fit. So say that London was under attack by something that could wipe out an entire city. In this circumstance, it would be possible for her to put forth emergency coordinates to teleport large clumps of the metropolis into varying areas of Demon World, Hell and other Shadow Fall bases before putting it back together once the threat had passed. Or, in another example, she would be able to transport threats themselves out of the city and then attempt to encrypt the area to block their spiritual signature from reentering. Note:
Mana is now considered the primary controller of this system with Deveta and Khala. They are able to grant special permissions to others in Shadow Fall and make adjustments or additions as they see fit to this network.
Enhancements From The Demon God & Demon QueenDeath Energy:
The granting of Death Energy seems to be fairly common within Shadow Fall. Click the below for more information about it: https://www.platinumhearts.net/t5443-enter-death-s-energy-de-forceCore Of Demon Magic:
The Core Of Demon Magic: The Core Of Demon Magic (Most just call it Za Koa) is located within a negative realm Deveta, The Demon God, had created thousands of years ago that was once apart of his own being. It contains a massive void of boiling, hot, red energy that is a fusion of energy that comes from Death, Deveta, all the slain demons within the period this core was created and energy that is donated through a series of satanic spells created by the almighty himself. The only you could even dream of getting into this realm is that you are either Touketsu himself or have a tier level of at least 0-1++. Otherwise, you will simply be crushed to down by the sheer energy alone or trapped within that realm until the next person opens a portal into it. Replica Shells:
It is possible for Shadow Fall operatives to have one replica shell of themselves created by those in The Demi Network. Through a secured and private transference of data over a supernatural telepathic channel, Neoveta, Rose Mischevang and Mana Asthavon are able to produce "shells" that are somewhat weaker than the original. However, in order to do so, they must willingly allow for them to have the information that pertains to structure of their body imprinted into this private seal. Additionally, they will need to add bits of their organic matter and energy to be transferred into this void.
The Demon Queen has stated that this information is erased and she cannot otherwise retain it unless they want her to. Therefore, it is not probable for her to use these powers as her own unless they give her permission to. And while they can use the shell as they see it, it must not be used against Shadow Fall or Demon Queen's objectives. If such an occurrence takes place, the shell IS capable of shutting down and terminating itself.
Therefore, the whole agreement for replica shells is entirely up to the operative in question to go through and is often considered a strong sign of trust and loyalty. Nevertheless, once they have accepted the terms, it will generally take anywhere from a few hours, to days or weeks until the shell is create depending on how strong, how weak, or complex or how simple their powers and body are. Terrain Modifications:
It is possible for citizens, Shadow Fall Troops and some allies of theirs to make adjustments to the lands that Shadow Fall occupy. This is due to the fact that Shadow Fall has taken the attributes of Demon World, tethered together with the Demi Network, and bolstered to insane levels with Za Koa itself, in order to allow these land masses to change on a whim. In other words, the territories under Shadow Fall control are capable of being altered in various ways.
For instance, if a citizen wanted permission to create their own expansive forestland? The Demi-Network would review the request and then bring forth the modifications to the land on their permission. On a more complex level? It is possible for entire sub-dimensions to be created in some cases. An illustration of this is where Mana Asthavon was able to create a dimension that existed outside of our own to recover and heal form after extensive battle.
Furthermore, this can be used offensively, defensively and for general enhancement or healing. To make this more clear, if a place under Shadow Fall control was under attack? A person who had an affinity for fire could request various constructs of their element to be summoned to the field to give them an advantage. Through the Demi Network, if there was someone critically injured? Then the managers of that system could transfer the healing properties of Demons with high healing capacity to try and alleviate their wounds.
And within a quick amount of time, various constructs from Demon World can be summoned to defend their lands; such as producing shields powered by Deveta and Za Koa to block out extremely powerful threats from penetrating their walls. And to a greater extent, they can even attempt to pin-point intruders and begin giving environmental disadvantages to them with the control of the space and dimensions itself that is under Shadow Fall's control in these locations.
Common NPC's In Shadow Fall AreasShadow Fall Knight Slaves:
The Knight Slaves are apart of a massive project by Shadow Fall to..."Modernize" their demonic forces. Therefore, their team of scientist, researchers and other high-ranking officials within Shadow Fall sought out to begin making a race of Mechanize Demon's. The plan was to first mass produce them by cloning, then equip them with armor to enslave them and eventually arm them with weapons to make them useful tools of destruction. With assistance from their Arrancar friends, they were able to enlist the help of Rose Mischevang in order to set all Knight's defense values through the roof; making them much more durable, capable and able to handle stress. When everything was said and done, they were finally ready to be put to use for war time situations or instances where their assistance are required. Some Shadow Fall members can request their own private model, but it usually has to go through an application process in order for them to be approved.NPC Profile Link:https://www.platinumhearts.net/t7586-shadow-fall-knight-series-knight-slave-approved-demon-1-5-to-1-1-0-5
Project Soul DriveTHEORY BEHIND PROJECT SOUL
They say there is strength in numbers, power in knowledge and energy in souls. With these three principles, the theoretical practices for Project Soul Drive were created. Spending many countless hours venturing into the minds of Arrancar, the spirits which resonated within them and the power of information; the Royal Arrancar had discovered something intriguing after her research. One of the first discoveries that she had learned was the fact that the mind had a source of power all on it's own. This was shown well enough after analyzing the attributes of Shadin Yuudeshi, along with herself and other sorts of special ability users which spawned powers from sheer mental control. She referred to this phenomena as "Infospheres".
Infospheres are essentially an undocumented occurrence where information is infused into particles and turned into a subjective force that can then influence the world in many different ways depending on the knowledge behind them. Their strength may also be varied by how much reiryoku is ultimately infused into the user, otherwise determining the value of their soul. Ultimately mending together the unity of Infospheres and Spiritual Energy into one force. From this connection, after inspecting the multitude of spirits sealed inside a single Arrancar, Project Soul was then realized by Rose after finding these three principles could produce an evolution in Arrancar that no one else had seen the potential for.
As stated before, Arrancar may discard the need to devour spirits to become stronger upon becoming one, but more often than not they retain the souls which they've consumed long after becoming Arrancar; such as in the case of Ashlei Clixx, Zefonse Kaizame and many others. Therefore, a radical procedure was devised by the likes of Rose Mischevang. Injecting the user with something that is known as a "Souldrive", this device is roughly the size of a grain of rice; but is more than enough to feed off the power of "Infospheres" of multiple spirits attached to the user in question; even if it's only one, as unlikely as it would be. THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS & SURGERY
However, prior to this surgery, Rose will ask if they are willing to abandon their current state of body and ascend to the next plateau in Arrancar Evolution. Being that this is an extremely experimental project, there is the chance for failure or unprecedented effects not counted for. During some of her research trails, The likes of the Shadow Fall Research Community has documented their experimental guinea pigs have experienced symptoms ranging from memory loss, short & long-term to permanent damage done to their body by augmenting their power too much, different types of mental issues developing from repeated used (Schiprohniza, Bipolar Disorder, Dementia and so forth) and even some slipping into a state of psychosis and eventually becoming vegetables; while others simply go mad after unifying with the many spirits that lay dormant with them; experiencing all their memories, all their pain, all their knowledge and altering their personality dramatically as a result.
And albeit there have been cases where these symptoms were mild or non-existence, there is still a large sum of roughly half of it's users either having severe effects or moderate effects from undergoing this surgery. They say these may be fixed as they learn more about it, but until then, the users are putting their soul on the dotted line, but the ramifications of it's potential still lure in users.
Henceforth, if they agree to this, this injection is performed at the center of the neck so that it may synchronize itself throughout the body via the brain of the Arrancar or Hollow in question. As following it's insertion into the body, if they do not a have Cyberbrain, their mind will be artificially enhanced to mimic one so that they may utilize the interface which comes with Project Soul. It is in this menu where they can adjust how strong their augmentation will be, monitor the amount of strain their body is under, adjust the number of souls effected and essentially tweak with it as they see fit and interact with the many different souls inside of them.
From there, the a "Soul Drive", S-Drive for short, will activate and begin producing an a large sum of energy from the users Infospheres. Even if they do not have capacities which spawn abilities of the mind, the S-Drive System will produce it's own artificial Infosphere and transform it into a Subjective Energy-Source. From there, like flies to a light, the spirits within will be drawn to it and it shall naturally give them immense spiritual augmentations to the point where they can then spread throughout the soul of the Arrancar and the user in question awakens to: "Evolution Burst"EVOLUTION BURST
An Evolution Burst, rather it be done in a Resurrección or base state, allows the user in question to reach a plateau in power which dramatically bolsters their intelligence, physical capacities, spiritual energy and abilities to the their utmost peak. It's estimated that the average transformation can see nearly a thirty to forty times increase in all of their bodily and supernatural attributes. Not only that, but in the case of Cybernetic Arrancar, the equipment and tools which are already attached to their person can even become infused into the equation and they may undergo the same process. Such as in the case of Rose Mischevang, it is very likely her own Cyberbrain would experience similar effects.
However, since the augmentation and enhancement effects from the Evolution Burst can be controlled from the S-Drive, it's often recommended they go way lower than that for an average battle. As the higher they set this, the more cases of symptoms related to Project Soul can occur over repeat use or side-effects related to physical strain to pushing their body to such a state can occur. These can range from bones breaking, muscles fatiguing and some mental strain if they push themselves too far. It's why Rose has built a limiter system to prevent the user from burning themselves out by force. Such as if their body takes roughly 50-70% damage, it's effects will lower greatly and after reaching a certain point; varying on the breaking point of the user, Evolution Burst may deactivate altogether. As if the user is put under enough stress, damage, fatigue and burns out their energy supply; they will eventually fry it and descend back to their base state. So on average, they can keep this state going for about ten post before it burns out on average if they increase to the higher percentages. Which is another reason most often keep it between 2-10% to extend usage, and then crank it up to the max when they are sure their battle can end.
Furthermore, it's worth noting Rose has noticed that stronger willed individuals are sometimes able to push back, delay or prevent some symptoms; but they are a rare bunch compared to the herds of Arrancar and Hollow she has experimented on. After all, if most don't keep a track on their symptoms, there is even a great chance for death from these symptoms and side effects.
Which makes the fabled "100% S-Drive State" even more frighteningly. In this state, if one were to risk everything they have, and were of reasonable enough strength (0-3 to 0-2), they may even able to temporarily reach a plateau of power that could even combat or surpass the likes of Kin Iramasha. However, in doing this, it could have three outcomes: the first is that they lose their powers for a short to long-term period due to the extreme strain. And even when they do re-learn them, they may take a slightly longer period to fully become effective. This can range from a period of three to six months in total. The second outcome is that they will enter into a coma state for an extended period that cannot be restored by any known means; spiritual or scientific. In doing this, they will wait three months to become awakened again. The effects after that are unknown. Lastly, the final effect could be death if itself if their body cannot handle this strength.
Though, Rose has reason to believe that even after a 100% Release, there may be unknown effects to the body that are worth researching on any individual who is able to go that far. It's ultimately an unknown terrority she wishes to venture into one day. And on the note of that, it also made the Interface system rather easy to adjust in terms of what percentage of augmentation the user wants. As from this, a 2% increase is roughly a two times enhancement, where as a 100% is ultimately suicide; making a 30-50% boost the natural and safe limit range of those who undergo this transformation.
Additional side effects may occur, but it will be up to the user to monitor their body as this technology advances.PERCENTAGES CHART
This chart is based around the interface system of the S-Drive. The higher your increase it, the more chance for drawbacks/strain/damage can settle in.
2-10%: Low (Anyone can use)
11% to 20%: Moderate Risk
21-31%: HIGH RISK
32-50%: DANGEROUSLY HIGH RISK OF INJURY
51-70%: IMMENSE DAMAGE WILL OCCUR
80-90: DEATH IS EXTREMELY LIKELY
91-100%: NO DATANOTE: IT'S ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IF YOU PERFORM THIS OUTSIDE OF YOUR BASE FORM, THE CHANCES OF YOUR CHARACTER SUSTAINING INJURY DOUBLES! AND YOU DO NOT GAIN ADDITIONAL AUGMENTATIONS WHILE IN EVOLUTION DRIVE, SO YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TRANSFORMING BEFORE OR AFTER!POTENTIAL POSITIVE EFFECTS IN BASE FORMPossible Tier Increase:
There is a possibility for tier increase due to the S-drive System having access energy from the Infospheres in order to dramatically increase the users overall energy by converting it to reiyoku. However, this effect doesn't occur all the time and varies from Arrancar to Arrancar. There is a 1 in 50 chance of this occurring. And the leap it has will also vary. Keen Aptitude For Knowledge:
After under-going this, some users may find that it is rather easy to learn things more swiftly, fluently and with a better master than before. This is due in part to the Infospheres increasing their brains capacity and allowing them to process things at a much faster rate, retain a large sum of knowledge and use the most of their brain's power. While this doesn't occur to all subjects, there is the potential for it. Resistance Against Mental Attacks:
Most who have upgraded their brains to the S-Drive Interface will also find that most people who attempt to tamper with their mind, brain or psyche will have little to no effect. This is due in part to the massive body of souls acting together as one to null the effects of anyone who tries to manipulate, damage or control them in that aspect. So regardless of their current will skills, the attributes of Project Soul are meant to shield them from this form of attack with the utmost of their defensive capacities. Deeper Understanding Of Powers:
Once an S-Dirve is awakened within an Arrancar or Hollow, it's effects may also allow them to have a finer control and understanding of their power. This is based on their aptitude of knowledge being applied internally to themselves and having a tuning boost when it comes to their special abilities or powers. This isn't necessarily applied to their racial, but odd-cases have occurred in more enlightened users and is not common. As the mass majority simply see increases in their own unique/individuals abilities and powers.Peak Body Performance:
Although it doesn't boost their skill sheet, it can put most of their racial and general skills at peak performance in all forms. Such as if they were in base, they could potentially have their instincts, strength, durability and so forth on par with their ramifications of their Released Form. Meaning that if you had a Speed-Based Arrancar, it's possible to have their Ress Speed while in Base. And while it can be increased again with a release, it would just be temporary. As in other words, if they released into their Ress without Evolution State, they may see some performance gains; but like when they had a Resurrection State before, it would only be temporary until the transformation is over. Nanokinesis:
Most users who activate a S-Drive will also have their blood typically infused with nanomachines. They can manipulate most of these machines as they see fit; albeit each alteration will drain energy from them and there body will have to reproduce more as they release them into the world; which can further exhaust their body in some instances. However, these tiny robots can be programmed to build, destroy or protect the user depending on how skilled they are in the realm of technology and how creative they can get with their capacities. Some may be able to take over electrical devices, others may be able to heal and some may be able to formulate new machines; it all varies on the user.Automatic Defense:
Sometimes, those with S-Drives installed in them will have their body automatically react to most types of offensive threats. They can turn this function off in the interface, but if they don't, they will stop at nothing to protect it's user. It will instantly detect once an external influence enters the subjects body, and will annihilate it through any means necessary. Or if they are being attacked from behind, it will automatically attack. The User will have to tweak it's setting to find the most effective means to use this defense system. Some can set it to automaniac, others to manual and then individually tinker with what occurs in both manual and automatic modes. It's even possible for them to fight while unconscious; PROVIDED they aren't heavily damaged and they have programmed their body in the current manner.
Other InformationLas Viviented
(Extra Hueco Mundo Defense)