Much had changed in these past few years. Not only had world powers changed dramatically, but even the endless, ageless white sands of Hueco Mundo seemed to have undergone pretty drastic alterations in a mere blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things. There were many new faces in these lands, new populations and civilizations, and many of the old powers seemed to have become absent. Nagato Tengan no longer reigned over much of Hueco Mundo as a godlike tyrant, Ashlei Clixx-Komura wasn't an active force in the realm of Hollows anymore either. Even the lesser Arrancar leaders, like the Espada, had been replaced by newer faces. However, there was one being that had returned to the organization he used to call home.
Kimimaro Kaguya, former Trecera Espada and current Quinto Espada, still walked through the desert sands of his ancient home despite everything that had happened. After leaving the Espada previously, he had finally returned despite the woman he believe to be his god and savior, Ashlei Clixx, being absent from both the Espada and his life in general. Were it not for his revival and thus having part of his old self back, his self from before Ashlei shattered his mind, he would likely be mindlessly attacking people on Earth like a Hollow. However, he had grown to have a semblance of understanding and self awareness again. Kimimaro could make his own decisions, and could once again find his own path in life...however, old habits die hard and that was especially obvious today.
Today, Kimimaro, clad in his signature white and black outfit with his white, shoulder length hair hanging down, swaying slightly as the ever-present desert winds blew, stood among the sands with a single purpose in his mind. He was here to "drop in", so to speak, on another Espada member, the current Cuatro. However, this visit was a little bit less friendly in nature than that phrase may imply. Standing roughly a hundred yards away from a sickening looking "tree", if it could even be called that, Kimimaro looked upon the location of his target with a straight face and dead eyes. Despite appearing completely uninterested, he was very much focused on his reasoning for being there and was extremely observant as well, seeing and sensing every individual, minute movement that occured around, on, and in the "Tree of Blood". The reason for this was his still semi-robotic mindset, which forced him to consider every possibility that could occur from what he had planned. He wanted to make sure he'd be able to do this without unnecessary complications...
Moving with precision, Kimimaro raised both of his arms from their previous locations at his sides so his hands were very close together in front of himself. The palm of his right hand was facing skyward while his left hand was balled into a fist except for his index finger, which pointed straight out. Suddenly the skin on the tip of his finger tore open, except instead of blood coming out, an extremely sharp bone emerged about an inch. He brought his index finger, and thus the bone, down to his right hand where he cut a line along his palm until a little bit of blood seeped out. After doing so, Kimimaro closed his right hand and began to squeeze tightly, though this only lasted for a second. A massive burst of energy spiked in his hand, and he opened his palm and faced it towards the massive tree he was aiming for. Out of his palm, Kimimaro unleashed an absolutely gigantic blast of white, glowing energy that blocked out all of his vision simply due to how large it was. It grew even more however, rapidly as well, until it even overshadowed the Tree of Blood. In a fraction of a second, this massive blast known as a Gran Rey Cero, completely enveloped the Tree and the area around it in extremely powerful energy, energy so strong in fact the very fabric of the space around it began to distort. If unprotected, the Tree of Blood and the people in it and around it could very well be wiped cleanly off the map due to the sheer force of the attack. Pure, unadulterated destruction would be the result of this Cero. In a few moments, the destruction stopped and standing among the dust was Kimimaro, unchanged completely from a few moments ago.
"I will restore the greatness of the Espada....starting with number four."