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Bright rays of sunshine gazed down upon Soul Society on a fine bright day. Many went about their usual business while a few indulged in the suns warming rays. It was early, around the time that most arose from their beds and set out to shop; true not everyone needed food in the Soul Society but all those that did had to move early to grab the best bargains of the day. To one man, it was fascinating how everyone went about their daily routines with little regard for those around him. He smiled, sat at a bench near his family mansion. The island that bestowed itself upon this man stemmed thousands of kilometres, much like the Soul Kings realm this area could not be found by no individual.
One way that this land differed from the rest of the Soul Society was that it had its own life and essence that was bound to its owner, Izanagi. It had a natural protective barrier that hid it from both the Shinigami and the Iramasha while Izanagi could bestow upon individuals an ability to find the location with ease. He hadn’t disclosed the location as of yet making it impossible for even the best of trackers to detect it. Those that attempted spiritual techniques in attempts to find individuals that resided on the Settlement would fail miserably, the mechanics of the technique have never been explained or documented so the secret lays with this several hundred year old man.
The tall man stood to his feet, being born into a blacksmiths family didn’t necessarily mean that he was the best at wielding a sword but it seemed to shape the way his Zanpakutō eventually developed. A table was in front of the man atop which laid several papers, scattered across them were a series of blue markings at the name ‘Yuri’ and ‘Tsukuyomi’; he tapped his right index finger onto the table while slowly reading through the papers. He took interest in the man, what made this individual ever so interesting was the fact that he was once a member of the Vanguard Warden.
The individual’s power was nothing to scoff at, the alias of The Dark Enforcer wasn’t bestowed upon him by himself, and it was his strength and rather remarkable capabilities that brought about his renown. Izanagi gently untied the string that bound a badge to the page, embedded into the badge was the spiritual energy of The Enforcer. Momentarily dwelling on the idea of recruiting the man led to the formation of a small circle adorned in black patterns, with each coming second the odd circle broadcast the co-ordinates of the energy collected from the badge, the true power of Kakushi Tsuijaku. The man stood to his feet, slowly closing the files while securing the badge by slipping it into his armor pocket; while he placed the badge into his armor immiscible rays of white engulfed his body and transported him to the districts of Rukongai. To Izanagis best knowledge, the individual he sought was nearby and so he relaxed allowing himself to feel all the energies around him and seek out the six foot man.
Suddenly, a child ran toward Izanagi accompanied by a few accomplices; the trio had stolen from the baker and it seemed the stocky middle aged man had decided to chase these young naïve individuals. As they approached they froze in fear of the Shinigami Shukakusho; Gotei officials were often dispatched to deal with these situations and were always told to take the thefts lightly. However, Izanagi simply smiled as the trio approached and came to an abrupt stop; he stepped forward as the baker gained on them and swung his brush toward a small girl at the back of the pack. The fright prompted her to release the five loaves that she held tightly to her chest and cower in fear. Before the bread could touch the ground, Izanagi was knelt before the girl holding the stack of five in one hand while taming the wooden brush with the other. “Here,”
he handed her the bread while the baker stood in awe of the situation.
Izanagi smiled as the girl took hold of the bread, “Be careful not to do this again”
the girl then turned and the trio carried on with their little escape. As for the baker, he attempted to pursue the fleeing children but Izanagi simply turned to the man and paid him double what the children stole in an attempt to please his thirst to stop them. With that, the duo parted ways and Izanagi began to search for the one and only, Yuri Tsukuyomi.