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Subject Post 1Subject: The Plus Race Spec [2016 Edition] Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:27 pm
GETTING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PLUS SPIRITS
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1. What are Plus Spirits?
Alright, below are the race specs for the Plus race
What They Are: As far as Platinum Hearts is concerned, Plus Spirit's are considered those souls who have not evolved into Arrancar, Hollow, Shinigami or any of the other developed races on the site. They are similar to powerless humans in the fact that they have many opportunities to evolve and progress into different races. The only difference is that fact that they are dead.
Pluses are the deceased spirit's of human's and are often considered harmless if they are tended to properly. This is because most Pluses often have some form of chain known as "The Chain Of Fate" infused into their body. What this does is that it acts as an anchor to the living world for them.
If a spirit is filled with negative emotions that come from a life of regret, then their Chain of Fate will bond to the material realm in which they became deceased in. They become bound to that world and they form into a vengeful spirit of sorts. This often starts the process of them becoming a "Jibakurei", or "Earth Bound Spirit". As it is the first process towards them becoming a hollow.
For, the longer a Plus lingers in the human world without treatment, the more their Chain of Fate Erodes and eats at itself. This transformation is also called "Encroachment". It is a process that is painful and slow, but once the final conversion begins, it turns quite violent and the chain forms a gaping hole in the Pluses chest where their heart used to be. The Pluses body will then dispense a high volume of reishi into the area before re-shifting and reforming themselves as a hollow.
This is why it is important for them to become purified through a few means. The first means in which they can be purified is often through what is known as a "Konso". Konso is the ability which all Shinigami possess which allow wandering Pluses to be cleansed of this toxin. Usually, it will send them to the Soul Society and they'll be able to find their way from there if they wish to travel into other realms in the PH verse.
Alternatively, those with purifying energies can also try and cleanse the spirits of Pluses. For example, an Angel Iramasha could attempt to wash away the toxins of a Pluses corrosion with their holy energy in an attempt to purge that negativity from their embodiment. Something along those lines could indeed work to stabilizing a plus.
2. The Aesthetics Of Pluses
Appearances: As far as purified and untainted Pluses go? Most of them can often look just like humans. There isn't too big of a difference between them and their humane form. Especially for one who has had konso performed or had their spirit cleansed through some means or another.
But, when it comes to those who haven't gone through this process? They'll often have their spirit chain out in full view. It will take a metallic look and the length can vary from spirit to spirit depending on how much attachment they have to the world they regretted leaving.
With the likes of Jibakurei and other tainted Pluses? Well, they can take on more demonic traits. Grey skin, raspy voices, soulless eyes and other similar traits are most commonly seen in these Pluses. The appearance they take is meant to otherwise begin their decay into hollowhood. So feel free to make them as crazed as possible if you wish.
3. Personalities Of Pluses
Psyche And Persona: Depending on what state their body is, Plus can have a variety of personas that they adapt. For instance, if a Plus is otherwise purified, then they would have as broad of a spectrum of emotion, thought and personality as a normal shinigami or human would. This is because their spiritual essence wouldn't be endangered and their soul would have found tranquility.
While, for Tainted Pluses, their personalities can begin to become more distorted and fractured as they further become hollowified. This can result in them becoming mindless beasts, enduring psychotic break-outs or become totally detached from the world they are apart of. The worse of the human psyche comes out during these times, so please bare that fact in mind if you intend to role play this type of Plus.
4. Abilities Of Pluses
Longevity: Due to the fact that they are spirits, Pluses tend to have a prolonged lifespan. In fact, it is possible for them to live indefinitely if they aren't killed. At least, as far as PH Canon is concerned.
Energy: As far as the PHverse is concerned, there are a wide variety of energies that exist within this universe. So, based on that fact, it isn't improbable that a Plus could be infused with an alternative source of energy varying from reishi. Therefore, in theory, it is possible for them to develop powers if they were infused or birthed with an alternative source of energy. This can range from raw energy, energy cores, holy energy or whatever else have you.
Natural Abilities: Now, as one might infer from the previous section, it is possible for them to develop basic powers if they are able to be infused with some type of energy. Thus, it is feasible for them to go up on the tier skill as they learn and develop their talents.
This can then allow them to achieve feats such as awakening their latent supernatural powers and becoming potent enough to hold their own as they master their power. Usually it is limited to one or two power sets as Pluses aren't generally known for their combative strength.
And, unlike other races, they do not have release forms. So, one would have to develop their own system or stick with this basic set-up.
Possession: As far as PH Pluses are concerned, they are able to possess various vessels and objects. For instance, it would be within the range of possibility for a Plus to possess a vase and haunt it in some means or another. Granted, this will be more difficult to do with objects that are spiritually or supernaturally defended in some way or another, but the ability still stands on it's own.
With that said, they cannot possess living body, they are limited to one object at a time, it takes mental focus to maintain the possession and they can be ejected forcefully by other characters if push comes to shove. If they are able to become more powerful, then there is a chance they can have stronger possessions and be able to attempt hostile take overs of more powerful and sacred objects. There is also the chance that they can add one extra object of possession for each tier level they ascend to (5 tier = 1, 4 tier = 2, 3 tier = 3 etc).
Since Pluses are creatures of spirit, this is often done through energy and they are also limited by the size they can possess given how little energy a five tier produces. And, given the common range of tier is five tier for Pluses, the average sized vessel they'd be able to take over is something akin to common household furniture.
With that said, these can be customized and tailored to the character if the owner wishes and at the review of staff.
5. Where Pluses Can Be Found?
Location Of Pluses: More often than not, the most common area that Plus spirits can be found is in the Soul Society. This is because that is the defact-o location where they are sent to.
However, you can also find corrupt Pluses in just about any realm where humans reside. And, given how expansive and how easy it is to travel in the PH Verse, you can find regular Pluses travelling through each of the realms in the PH Verse.
So it would not be entirely out of the question to see them in places like Demon World, Earth, Hueco Mundo and other similar places if they had the means to venture there.
6. Important Links For Pluses
Organizations They Can Join
The Vanguard: This is a protag based organization that originates from Earth. Therefore, any plus spirits that find themselves calling earth their home may most likely end up joining this organization if they wanted to become apart of a faction. They are most built around ensuring earth is cared for and maintained. Click the link below to find out more information:
The Monsuta: The Monsuta are a terrorist based organization on earth that is geared more towards antagonism. Any race can join their organization at this point, so to find out more about this faction, click the link below:
The Kokuryuteshi: The Kokuryuteshi is another organzatino which Pluses can join. They are lawful antag based faction more focused on radical social change throughout the spiritual world. To find out more about them, click the link below:
Shadow Fall: It is possible for a Plus to join Shadow Fall, but they must accept the tainting of their blood by infusing the energy or essence of a demon into their body. Once they have done that, then they are open to positions within Shadow Fall. To find out more about this antag organization, click the link below: