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Shuten Suika, The Sake Demon! [2-1, Hazard Rank B]
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Subject Post 1Subject: Shuten Suika, The Sake Demon! [2-1, Hazard Rank B] Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:45 pm
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Enter The Sake Oni
I. Basic Information
» Name: Shuten Suika » Alias: Sake Oni » Age: 400, appears 15-18, give or take. » Gender: Female
» Association: The Suika Tribe, Gotei United.
Ibiki Suika: A rather… complicated relationship to say. Shuten sure as hell can get along with her eldest sister, Ibiki; she just likely is too drunk at times for even the Suika Chief. This is likely due to Shuten’s normal attitude of using the Sake to relax when she really needs to relax; or if stress is just too much for the girl and she needs to take some time to let her body calm the fuck down. However, besides that, Shuten really does get along well with Ibiki.
» Appearance Written: Shuten, is by all regards, a rather cute girl when it comes to the standards of ‘cute’ and ‘beautiful’; both of which really are categories Shuten falls under with ease. After all, Shuten truthfully has been a cute one since birth, not boasting it verbally, but physically instead.
When looking at Shuten, it is clear she is certainly a Suika by blood, and name, given her demonic features; possessing horns that rise up from the area above her temples. These horns match her pale skin complexion at the base; turning a more crimson red color after about an inch up on her horns. The Crimson red color is rather prominent and certainly looks like blood to the naked eye; giving the illusion that she gored someone on her horns when that’s just their natural color. Around her horns is Shuten’s hair, which is purple in color and rather shiny. Her hair is about shoulder length, the hair being rather straight around the back and sides; meanwhile her hangs have been clipped to stay at her small eyebrows, above her purple eyes. On the front of her head, a bit above her forehead and between her horns, is a golden decoration in the shape of a circle with 2 crescent moons on each side. Hanging from the bottom of the decoration is a teardrop shaped gem, something that hangs onto her bangs.
Speaking of eyes, Shuten’s purple eyes are a rather nice thing to compare to Shuten’s hair and Yukata that she wears. Around said eyes is red, winged, eye liner that spikes from the outer corners of her slanted eyes and towards her temples; being hidden by her bangs and only reaching half an inch. Shuten’s eyes are naturally piercing, but, can normally take on a rather relaxed, soft, look to them; likely reflecting her drunken tendencies or simply her laid back nature. However, that is not all about Shuten.
One of the biggest things people normally notice about Shuten is her size, being a very petite girl, and the fact that the Yukata that she wears is rather big for her. Shuten herself, being about 5’2”, simply has a body that echoes the fact that she is not a big person; having small breasts and just a general smaller body size. This means that Shuten is normally mistaken for a Loli, or to be much younger, despite her age. However, despite having small body proportions, Shuten actually does have somewhat of a backside; possessing a plump rump that is normally shown off thanks to the outfit she wears and how her Yukata is only waist length. This is simply shown by the attire she wears as well.
When looking at Shuten’s clothes, one could easily mistake them for lingerie or undergarments; when in truth it really is her regular attire, being something she wears 24/7 when she isn’t sleeping or isn’t in a gigai. The material that makes up her attire is a mix between leather and metal; covering her nether region with what is basically metal panties. It also covers her small b-cup breasts in the same metal that mainly covers her nipples as well as the lower and upper areas of her breasts; the side of her breasts being exposed if she doesn’t have her Yukata on.
That same Yukata is tied around Shuten’s waist with a sash that is red with a green middle with the green tying into a flower on the right side of Shuten’s stomach. The Sash holds her Yukata on her lower body, effectively hiding her waist and stomach. The Yukata has nothing to wrap around Shuten’s legs; ending at her hips. However, the upper half of the Yukata is still rather big in size, and certainly has not been cut down. The Yukata is purple in color, matching her hair and eyes, and covers most of her arms while leaving her shoulders, part of her back, and her chest exposed; the action being purposeful as Shuten doesn’t like to have the full Yukata on. In size, it’s sleeves nearly touching the ground when Shuten is standing up straight with her arms at her sides. The inside of the Yukata is green, mimicking that green color that is around the sash keeping her Yukata tied to her waist.
The end of the Yukata’s sleeves are cut off slightly so she can’t move her hand down into the lower areas of the sleeves; which are rather long and cut into three separate sections at the bottom. Each section has a pattern of what appears to be red waves of water created by curved rectangles. On the left and right corners of each of each sleeve on the Yukata there is a green bow on each side; basically helping keep the Yukata sleeves closed and together at that area. On her hands are that metal-leather material that acts like gloves of a sort; leaving her palms exposed. Part of it creates a ring for the middle finger on each hand while it wraps around her wrists on both hands as well.
Again, Shuten is pale in complexion and somewhat short; being 5’2”. On her legs, covering the lower areas of her thighs, her knees, and the upper areas of her shins and calves; is a leg garment that hugs her skin. It basically looks like a pair of leggings that do not extend to her feet but to extend to about half of the thigh. The more fabric-like part of the “leggings” are a reddish-purple in color; being surrounded by that same metal-leather material that makes up the most of the “leggings”. There are also what appears to be mini horned masks on Shuten’s knees; made from metal and are also removable. Below those, on Shuten’s ankles, are red bows tied to Shuten; the actual bow part of the fabric behind Shuten’s feet. On Shuten’s feet themselves are the same type of metal-leather fabric that is on most of her body. The strips are Y shaped and simply appear to be straps that wrap around the toe next to her Big toe as well as the middle of her foot; looking a bit like flip flops in a sense. However, these fabric pieces are certainly the only things that are covering Shuten’s feet; leaving the pale feet completely bare.
Shuten also possesses a Blue, spiked, gourd that is strapped to her right hip; containing normal Sake for her to drink. The gourd looks Identical to the gourd on Suidōmaru, being blue in color with golden trimmings on the metal parts of the gourd. It also has a small bottle attached to the gourd that holds stronger Sake for Shuten to drink if things have not been going to well or she feels like getting drunk in that moment. Of course, that depends on the moment. Shuten also has a red dish that she carries around with her; it is a dish she uses to drink Sake out of whenever she actually drinks Sake that isn’t simply her healing Sake, despite how strong her healing Sake is.
» Appearance Image(s):
» Laid Back: Shuten is a very laid back, casual, and relaxed woman; not normally letting things get to her as she is normally too inebriated to even give two shits. Even when Shuten isn’t drunk, she has a high capacity for morons and people being complete idiots when they really shouldn’t be. This means that Shuten really is that one person where you spill something onto her and she will simply smile and shrug it off; so what if she got something on her? As long as it isn’t an acidic material that could harm her, she won’t be trying to tear one’s skull off of their vertebrae.
However, Shuten normally shows her relaxation methods by quite literally sleeping anywhere. Shuten does it mainly because she’s so laid back that taking a nap here or there really is a good idea for her to do; especially if stress is getting into her barrier of relaxation. This means that she will normally be relaxed until someone fucks it up and ruins her relaxation; or if Shuten needs to go and do other things that entail no longer being relaxed.
» Caring: Shuten, although she is normally drunk, is a very caring person; one who will always care for her family members regardless of what they have done. This means that her caring really is endless when it comes to family. For example, when it comes to Shuten’s family, she would do just about anything for them; risking her life to save them or even completely disregard herself to make sure they are okay and will not be harmed in the long run. This really does mean that Shuten cares for those of her family.
» Inventive: Shuten really is quite the inventive Suika. This is normally shown by the fact that Shuten creates different types of Sake whenever in her Inner World with Suidōmaru. However, this is not the only way Shuten shows this. Shuten herself is an extremely intelligent person; possessing a large amount of capability to create new types of Sake for her to use when she really needs to create Sake to be used either in battle or for the care of others. It is true that Shuten is indeed a bit of a drunkard and likes to get drunk, however, it’s not like being drunk actually impairs the Suika; in fact, alcohol actually helps her think. Be it a strange Suika trait, but, if alcohol simply took out a Suika with ease, it truly would make no sense in the long run. However, it doesn’t end there.
Shuten will also normally create things independently of her Sake creation; creating things to use out of battle. A good example of this would be for Shuten to create an item that possesses an aspect of her Sake, like a Kunai, that she can throw at a friendly or an enemy; the blade basically injecting the Sake into the blood stream while leaving the tiniest of pricks on their body, or just a simply scratch. Shuten also expresses this in battle by use strange tricks and tactics to fool an enemy and basically destroy them by using the enemy against themselves.
» Sly/Cheeky: Shuten isn’t a little cheeky for no reason, no, she is so on purpose. She normally likes to deceive those she does not like, or possibly does, by simply tricking them into believing this or that; hell she may even sometimes take something from someone just to screw with them. However, this never extends to something odd or exceptionally strange; it mostly amounts to her nature to be quite cheeky and play tricks if she wishes to.
Whenever Shuten is drunk, like, actually drunk, she normally wanes off of any antics and calms down exponentially; causing her to become like her normal laid back self. She may indeed be a little quirky; but she will never act too weird. However, as most beings are, getting too drunk could lead to some odd things; but her affinity of being a Suika hopefully would never lead to that.
» Assassin: Shuten may not show it, if at all, but she is truly trained to be more of an assassin that a straight forwards healer or attacker; it was meant to be her way of doing things. Of course, this isn’t shown too greatly when only her Shikai retains some sort of sense of assassin that was from Shuten. Of course, her natural prowess is the true evidence of her Assassin skills; the skills on which she both wanted training on and trained herself on. Of course, due to her strong will to protect her family, she gained a bit of an interesting situation where her Zanpakuto could be “healing” in a sense, while her Sake Gourd helped restrain her energy so she could be far stealthier and attack better. Of course, that’s only in that aspect.
Shuten has always acted rather stealthy in most of her endeavors, not really showing much of what she does or how she does it unless she is healing someone with her Sake; otherwise, the Suika girl is normally doing some actions that speak of killing people stealthily and with killing intent. However, it also doesn’t help Shuten’s case that she carries Kunai in the folds of her Yukata’s sleeves. After all, she doesn’t claim to do some form of assassinating and not have her tools; hell no. That’s basically a rookie mistake waiting to happen for the Suika.
» Not one to Search for Love: Despite the fact that Shuten is extremely flirtatious and normally likes to tease and prod at everyone with rather flirty comments; likely putting those who don’t know her into a false sense of her liking them or hitting on them. Well, neither of those is true as Shuten doesn’t believe she actually needs someone to actually find happiness in this life. In this aspect, she normally will turn away interested suitors without even thinking about the possibilities due to her lack of interest in such subjects. This also means she could even potentially push away someone who could be the supposed, and likely non-existant, “one”. However, if she does happen to find that person; giving it a chance might be possible. If she's in the right mood.
» Not Actually Sexual: No matter how much Shuten may tease at people’s sexualities, at being sexual, at people wanting to touch her, or even the kind of clothes she wears; Shuten could care less for sex. Truthfully, it seems more like something that people do just for the hell of it; and that really irritates Shuten. This means that if Shuten were to ever have sex; it would actually be with someone she loved or cared for deeply before she even considered letting them in on her Suika goods. Otherwise, better kiss your hand goodbye if you try to touch her sexually and it is not permitted.
Also, it is a good thing to know that while Shuten is definitely the kinda girl who is relaxed, laid back, and normally doesn’t do things like lop the hand of another off; if you try to touch her in that way; you may as well kiss your hand, and maybe life, goodbye. Shuten may be a lot of things, but, she is not a whore that lets people touch her. So, be careful unless you wish to lose a finger or 10.
» Drunkard: Shuten, in all terms, respects, and ideology; is a drunk. Sure, she isn’t a pocket drunk where she drinks alcohol 24/7 and stumbles around like a drunken bastard. No, Shuten truthfully is just one of those girls that likes to get drunk maybe once or twice a month. Sometimes that can be kicked up to 10 times a month if the month was serious shit or she was generally stressed. However, due to how she is as a Suika, she normally drinks alcohol every day; only getting drunk on those certain days, or when stress is high. Of course, it should also be noted that, like many Suika, being drunk won’t actually impair her in when it comes to movements; or even in battle. Of course, she won’t normally get drunk before battle; she’ll just likely be drunk beforehand and likely told to battle afterwards. Ya know, just the normal life of a Suika who likes to drink and the occasional fight with another while drunk; actually some pretty fun times.
Shuten’s own birth remains a rather shadowed event; something that even Shuten does not know very well. Mostly because Shuten was barely told about it through her life. Ibiki herself likely recalls the event better, but, in the end, it was all the same mother and father who had birthed Ibiki Suika; Tsume Suika and her Husband; whose name and appearance normally does not register too well in Shuten’s mind. At least, his first name doesn’t, the last name is quite self-explanatory and would be very hard for Shuten to forget as it is her own last name; Suika. This means, of course, that Shuten was born into the Suika family; the family that lives in the worse parts of the Rukongai. The areas that are the toughest to live in, normally have the worst conditions, contain the spirits who passed on into the Soul Societyc and where the Suika’s lived and needed to fight to survive in quite a bad neighborhood. Of course, this meant that Shuten did not exactly a have the greatest of childhoods.
Shuten was among the younger Suika children. Given her age, she had experienced far less in her life than her other siblings. Ibiki, Shuten’s elder sister, being 100 years older than Shuten has gained some great deal of experience that Shuten certainly lacks. Shuten grew up in the Rukongai with their mother, and general family training them to fight and how to survive in this area of the Soul Society; which mostly left Shuten up to surviving with the help her family gave her in the form of training. Of course, how was trained likely differed from normal Suika methods; due to her form that had always been lithe and thin. Which normally face her the options to rely more on trickery or stealth in combat; brute strength normally being a last resort. Shuten was trained in Zanjutsu and a lot of close quarters combat that involved things that were far more like that of stealth and assassination. She had a great aptitude for the training she was given; taking to it far better than anything else that may have been tried. Shuten clearly took a slightly different path than could be normal for her family and their methods of combat; at least from a stereotypical point of view. Either way, Shuten, since the start of her training, has always enjoyed the methods at which she functions for combat.
When Shuten was still young, basically at least a grade-schooler of something of the sort; she had already started a rather rigorous training regimen. Shuten herself had been training in the basics for most of her young life; focusing on the regular training and such. However, she still had wished for her specialized training to be able to be a bit craftier while on the streets; to be able to hide knives in her clothes. Something akin to more of the “assassination” training she would very soon take to. Of course, this was what started her cheeky nature, and her eventual ‘career’ as an Assassin and general member of the Stealth Force. As her training progressed, Shuten started to show her skill more and more; giving her family some reason for some form of test. Soon, as Shuten’s skills were made obvious, she was tasked by her family to run some errands in the Rukongai. This was a test to see if Shuten could handle herself in the Rukongai, alone, without coming back battered or not coming back at all. The general hope, given her potential, that Shuten would make it back safe and alive. Shuten was soon sent out, on her own, through a “good” part of the Rukongai. It was the beginning of her very first test. Which, of course, was something that should have beeen relatively easy for Shuten as she was no push over and had started to find a way to fight how she wanted. Of course, this first test was not exactly the greatest of success. On her way through town, Shuten got caught between three men who were intent on finding some girl to have fun with. They recoiled at Shuten, but cared not for her age or what she was. Of course, Shuten was not to go down easily. This caused a rather big fight as Shuten had to mostly combat with her bare hands; as she had not learned how to hide a knife or two In her sleeves yet. After around 20 minutes, Shuten has beaten the men into the dirt; coming out lightly injured. However, despite her injuries, she had proven herself a little bit; that she could handle the ruffians in the slums. After about an hour or two with of town navigation, Shuten came home with some cuts and bruises, mixed with various injuries, as souvenirs of a completed task that started with a bit of a scuffle. All in all, successful in her task.
Time progressed, as did Shuten as she grew; becoming more and more potent as time went on. Slowly, Shuten learned more tricks as she has done tasks for her family, that she was able to handle; causing her to gain a sort of street smarts. She gained knowledge of the streets, learned who was good to talk to and who was not, and especially those she wanted to avoid when on her tasks. During her time in training, and rolling around in the “good” sections of the Rukongai, Shuten learned how to fight dirty. Concealed weapon was where it all started; the girl hiding knives in her sleeves every time she left the house. At first, it started with a single knife, then two, three, and more and more. But, the start was only a knife in each sleeve; giving Shuten the element of surprise if she needed to defend herself. It forced her to be very close range, indeed; but that was her speciality. To remain close and eviscerate beings up close and personal. Of course, this really accented her overall fighting style of getting up close or simple assassination. However, as Shuten grew in both strength and knowledge; eventually came a time where Shuten needed to be given another test.
When it came time for Shuten to move onto her second trial on her own the the Rukongai; she was to survive in the worst parts of the Rukongai. Parts she had not been to before when she was a bit younger. By this point, still being a young Suika with potential, it did not seem like a daunting task. However, Shuten was hell-bent to prove that she was able to handle herself after her first test ended as a success with injury. Of course, the Suika had her own plan to prove that she was able to take care of this errand. However, something complicated her task again like the first time. While Shuten was in an alleyway, she was ambushed by three people; uncertain of their gender or identity. Because of this, Shuten was likely going to fail and even possibly die at a young age; even for a Suika. However, those three people underestimated the young Suika. Shuten, who was still young, had hidden a knife in the sleeve of her robes as she had started to learn in the better areas of the Rukongai. This allowed the small girl to take the people by surprise as she, in a surprisingly fast motion for a little girl being attacked in an alleyway, aimed to cut the Achilles Tendon on one leg of each person; aiming to either temporarily cripple their leg or permanently depending on the depth of her cut. Of course, there was a bigger person she had to dance around for a few moments before landing a strike to incapacitate him. She was still young, and her knives were not the sharpest; so these men got off quite well. Sure, it left them with some terrible pain and possibly a temporarily disabled leg; but she had cut them in a way so they would live. She may want to prove herself, but senseless murder was not her forte. Besides, living people can talk and tell others. This way, no one would screw with her if they weren't hellbent on killing an innocent little girl with a knife or two hidden in her sleeves.
Afterwards, there weren't anymore attacks on Shuten; at least of consequence. Maybe some small scuffles. But as the Suika grew older, her ability to dodge, weave, and attack how she wanted only grew and grew; making her time in the Rukongai a very, very good experience for her as she grew up. So much so that Shuten has gotten to a point where she didn’t need to take the normal routes in the Rukongai to do what she wished. She had started to take roofs, back alleys, any place where she could avoid combat and complete her task in the smallest amount of time possible. Thanks to her light step, and Shuten’s speed, moving between buildings was easy; being able to complete her tasks via this method made everything much better for the Suika. It also opened up the woman’s eyes more and more to what she wanted to do with herself. Moving along buildings like this, like some form of an assassin with a creed, helped Shuten learn how to get from point A to point B the fastest way possible with the least interaction with others. The only time when she may reveal herself if any younger siblings were having issues or if she could help someone of her family; a Suika in danger. After all, no matter stereotypes and what may seem “regular”; Suika aren’t all like Ibiki. Besides, Shuten was always willing to help and protect her family when she could. Of course, as the woman grew while helping her family; she soon shower aptitude to become a Shinigami. Maybe not the same as her elder sister; but potential nonetheless.
Shuten did indeed have great potential to be a Shinigami; which was shown more and more as the woman progressed and progressed. Due to her desire to stay with her family, and because she had been trained by them her entire life; Shuten was trained by her family to be a Shinigami as well. At least to start with. Eventually, Shuten has to go to Shin’ō Academy; unable to avoid going to the Shinigami school all her life. Of course, due to her advanced training, Shuten was able to progress through the academy with relative speed. Of course, as with most things go, Shuten was not able to progress in other areas disciplines. Her lack of aptitude for Kido showed itself pretty quickly; most of the spells either exploding in her face or never even working. With work, she could do basics with some light touches at better Kido if she truly needed, but it would never be her speciality; more something to use if absolutely necessary. Of course, she practiced Kido even while at the academy; wanting to widen her horizons. Even if she was to be an assassin of some form, knowing Kido would be good if she got into a bad situation. After all, she needed to be ready for every eventuality.
As time went on, Shuten quickly developed her Shinigami abilities and soon learned of her own innate Shinigami abilities that made her very powerful and rather formidable in a fight. This was especially clear with Shuten. Why was it so clear that Shuten was formidable in a fight? It was due to the fact that her Reiatsu was completely out of control; she was unable to release it properly and even control it without a vast amount of training. Normally, this caused her many issues at the Academy; getting remedial classes among training from her family to gain control of it. Even with her minimum control, issues would always arise with her Reiatsu bursting out of control. Even then, she still had issues controlling the outbursts of her Reiatsu due to how she lacked the capability to properly control her reiatsu. Due to her special training, and already advanced training; Shuten ended up being able to speak to her Zanpakuto from an earlier age than most Shinigami. This caused her to talk to the spirit before it told Shuten their name; shrouding it in mystery until Shuten grew. Through a good few turbulent years at Shin’ō Academy, Shuten eventually graduated to regular Shinigami duty. However, due to her out of control Reiatsu, Shuten started off in a more combat based squad; which was the last thing she desired. Stealth was her forte; she did not wish to be in the squad she had been placed into; she wished to be in the Stealth Force. This meant it was a god send when Shuten finally unlocked her Shikai after those long years of training and talking to her Zanpakuto as she grew in power; the event suppressing her reiatsu to a more tolerable level so it didn’t tear apart herself or others around her. It also provided her with a method to better heal herself and others. The Gourd that was attached to the pommel of the sword was the basic method how Shuten’s Reiatsu was controlled via near constant passive creation, and management, of her special healing sake. Such a substance that almost made Shuten excellent for healing if not for the fact she immediately wished for a transfer to the Stealth Force. It was what she wished to do; agreeing to help with healing when she was not on a mission for the Stealth Force. However, it was soon noticed that the sake simply healed and did not regenerate energy as it was based on healing only; but it sure as hell tasted great.
Shuten's training continued well into her life; simply continuing and on as she became a better and better as herself and in power. Of course, she still had much to grow as a Shinigami who was basically fresh out of the academy. However, she still had a great deal of life to go through; and experiences to learn.
Life as a Shinigami
During Shuten’s time as full-fledged Shinigami she endured many tasks and endeavors; most of which ended up taking the form of Shuten taking on a mix of dangerous stealth missions to rather simple and easy ones. Those “missions” could even be her just helping out the healers of the Seireitei with her sake; soon finding out she had a limit to how much of her healing sake could be used at one time. However, the tasks were no less taxing since her own Reiatsu was used to create the sake when she had enough to create it. It was certainly something that was hard to deal with as Shuten of them normally ended up in an infirmary of some sort, or intensive care, due to what Shuten would get herself into in those actual missions; which were mostly due to ametuer mistakes or genuine very difficult missions. It was apparent as anything else that Shuten was still a little inexperienced despite her training; causing Shuten to wish for more and more experience to get better. At least until the point she could come back without needing immediate medical attention after already running out of her healing sake.
However, that wasn’t all of her life as Shinigami in the Gotei; hell no, there was shit tons more for Shuten’s life as a Gotei Shinigami. Shuten was a little irregular, to not be a seated officer yet have Shikai at her age. Of course, despite that, she would refuse most promotions not earned. She wished for experience and not for immediate gains just because of whatever potential she has. Shuten wished to earn her position in the Gotei with hard effort; no matter how talented she could be. This meant that Shuten stuck to earning her way up; stick to what she could do well. Because of this, it was indeed true that Shuten was especially good at stealth and assassination. However, while Shuten could kill, she did choose to avoid it if it could be avoided; if not, heads would roll.
As Shuten continued her life as a Shinigami in the Gotei, and she didn’t have all that much action in battle outside of general missions and simple tasks that Shuten could easily complete without too much bloodshed. Shuten normally got into some sort of fight whenever she was on a mission; normally fighting with some sort of evil entity or hollows when she became a little overconfident and revealed herself on accident. In general, it was always something that forced Shuten to fight something and normally ended in Shuten walking away with more wounds than before; all of which were healed completely in the end. Of course, that was only the smallest of things that Shuten experienced during the time in which she was becoming a full-fledged Shinigami per the Gotei’s standards. However, not everything would remain peaceful in the end. Why would it? Wherever there is peace; chaos is always willing to rise from the depths of seemingly nowhere.
Around the time where the demons, who had been rather docile and were basically but a myth that resided in a different realm while under the authority of their newer leader; the Danava of Discord, of Chaos. Shuten was among the few, if any, who were deployed when the demons invaded to both evacuate Europe and try to fight back the giant tide of demons trying to turn Europe into their personal world; trying to keep the demons from making Europe theirs. Shuten was not to be outclassed by the demons, but, they were certainly outnumbered in ways that scared Shuten immensely. Why did it scare Shuten? Shuten was worried for the eventuality that their lines would fail, they would be overrun, and she would not be able to save the people they were attempting to evacuate if at all possible. While she was not the biggest on saving lives, it still scared the shit out of her that if she could not protect these people; she may not be able to even protect those who mattered most to her. What then? What would she do if she was simply not able to protect anyone at all.
Demons were coming at them from all sides; it all seemed hopeless. Every time the demon's surged, one Shinigami was suddenly gone. No matter how many demons were slain by Shuten, using Suidōmaru to cut them down, or Kunai to sever their throats or impale their brains; it never seemed enough. They. Were. Losing. No matter what Shuten did; putting her experience in the Rukongai to use and trying to use underhanded tactics to fight. It never seemed enough. For some reason, the demons kept coming as if they were an endless tsunami; breaking apart the land that was their defensive line. Shuten couldn't take it anymore, she was terrified of losing to demons; terrified of being unable to protect her comrades. Terrified that she may die without being able to see any of her friends again. However, something snapped inside of Shuten; a whisper from her Zanpakuto. This was the very first time that Shuten's gourd, Suidōmaru's gourd, was smashed into pieces.
She had been fighting to the best of her capability. Using her sword, Kido even, to give herself, and the Shinigami with her, every advantage possible. But they were not lasting. They were losing more people by the second until Shuten was the only one left remotely able to fight. Seconds after Shuten felt the energy of the Shinigami around her fading, so close to fading away into death, she snapped; losing any composure or control she may have had. In truth, she went a tiny bit berserk with the anger that bubbles up from deep within her. In that instant, she smashed her gourd against the head of the demon as if on instinct, as if Suidōmaru had whispered Shuten instructions to smash the gourd and see what happened; to give into that rage. The smashing of the Gourd senf a vast amount of glass shards and sake everywhere; the sake mostly landing on her own men or the ground. Which caused them to heal, sure, but they were still unconscious or unable to fight as Shuten took total utter control of the battle. The shards of her Gourd, mostly buried in a demon’s head, soon evaporated as her reiatsu bursted out of control once more for the first time in year; showing off the true purpose of her Shikai for the first time to all but Shuten and her Zanpakuto. The true meaning behind her Shikai holding her energy back becoming well known; her rage building upon the out of control Reiatsu. Showing that, in this moment, Shuten was more like the Oni Suika have been known to resemble at times. After all, while not all Suika were completely like that; no matter how brief, she was akin to a true Oni of myth. The demon’s choices were slim. It was only one Suika, one Shinigami, again and basically an entire army of demons.
However, her intent to kill every single one of them was made clear when she attacked them head on; leaving them with the only option to simply attack Shuten. Head on. This was their first, and last, mistake; as Shuten was absolutely livid and would not rest until the demon’s lay dead at her feet. The second a demon charged at Shuten, she cut its head off, murdering it along with a few others as the swing was charged with energy; creating a great deal of wind pressure from the general force. Shuten was pissed as her energy screamed through the backgrounds of the area while Shuten started to literally disappear from the demon grunts vision now and then to simply maim, kill, and destroy the demons until the field was clear and most of the demons had dropped back. She was going to kill until there was no more demons left to kill; which is exactly what the Suika did until the very last demon fell before her blade or completely got away before she could catch them. Every demon that she had gotten to was eviscerated and dead; mainly the ones who attacked herself and her Shinigami fellows. Every life lost had been avenged as their broken, bloody, corpses lined the battlefield along with the demons who had taken them. Even her own men were afraid of her for a few moments before one of them, who was brave enough to move toward her, ended up having to carry the battered, exhausted, Suika back home. She wasn't exactly a hero, but, she kept her fellows, and those evacuating alive. She may not be a hero in all, but she was a hero this day. However, she wished to train harder to become even stronger so she could be able to protect; so she would be able to perform her missions for the Stealth Force with greater success.
Eventually, Shuten took a bit of time to find the hidden training grounds that Urahara Kisuke and Yoruichi Shihoin; which she did indeed find. For a long, long time Shuten continued her training there between missions. While there, Shuten mostly trained with her Zanpakuto Spiriti to increase her power; and become even better at stealth missions if she ever ran into specific situations. She also did her best to be proepared for the unexpected. Whether she gained much progress or not, Shuten continued to train and train until she finally gained the proper energy levels to actually release her Bankai and control it; however she was far from done. After she fully manifested Suidōmaru once more, she set up an elaborate test of Shuten’s skills for her to perform; without the help of her Zanpakuto or her senses. In other words, she was unable to sense anything in any way. Shuten had to fight random beings with her sense of sight completely deprived from her. It would basically be known as the worst case scenario for an assassin; losing her best sense. However, Shuten was able to bypass it by simply waiting for an injury to strike her at the very start of the injury before she struck the thing that attacked her; effectively killing it. However, she also attempted to rely on her other senses instead of feeling for an attack; as that wasn't very assassin like. So, she also tried to be stealthier; relying on her ears, nose, and even taste. Eventually, Shuten slowly developed a sixth sense that allowed her to be able to, not detect, but to somehow sense or feel the area around her with this sense; basically allowing her to kill with ease if she lost her sight. This eventually led to Shuten developing her Bankai and releasing the form; nearly destroying the illusions in which Suidōmaru placed her in. Afterwards, Suidōmaru and Shuten spend a good long time training her Bankai the rest of the way; fully obtaining the rest of her abilities and making sure they were completely trained. Afterwards, Shuten mainly spent her time perfecting this form so she could then make sure it would not have any flaws and could be used for its intended purposes; she also made certain that her Bankai would function exactly she wished for them to function.
During the times where Shuten was not on duty, or wasn’t simply drinking while on duty, she would actually spend most of her time at home; with her family. The Suika family, course. The ones who are most important to Shuten, and always will be, are her siblings and her mother. Shuten’s Casual Life really was nothing to boast about; just her and her family. Managing family business time to time, drinking a lot of booze, -- Shuten may as well be the family’s booze provider at this point – and just generally relaxing. If anything holds true, Shuten may be flirtatious, but she is not what one would call “sexual”; not in any meaning of the word. But, truthfully, her Casual life was just that; casual. There were some ticks here and there where their family was threatened; nothing too big, of course. But, with how Shuten is, normally the smallest of threats cause her to want to take action; but, she was almost always restrained from doing so by her siblings or mother. Sometimes Shuten even restrained herself as not everyone was with the trouble.
However, it all came to a boiling point. Eventually, a rogue set of beings were making real threats to the Suika clan; attempting to either goad them out of the Soul Society, where they could not reach for the time being, or wait until they found a way to infiltrate the place where very few may roam. It was mostly a random set of beings, like demons, who disliked the Suika greatly due to their actions. After all, all they needed to do was get a willing supernatural being to take them to the realm; and they could be in and get to Shuten’s family. Albeit, the chances of that happening were slim; but Shuten didn’t wish to take chances. She did not wish for her family to be threatened by these rogues. That was certainly something Shuten would not allow; whether or not she was the current leader of the Suika family, she was not, she would do so with protecting her family in her mind.
This lead to Shuten basically seeming like she was trying to go overboard, which she probably was, but, to her it would all be justified; she had to protect her family, her sister Ibiki – all of them – she HAD to protect them. Everything soon boiled over so heavily while Shuten started to take things into her own hands; planning her own “attack” on those rogues. Her anger, her desire to protect; both of those feelings were so prominent she had to take action. This caused Shuten to simply disappear one night; she was just gone. On a personal mission that she was more than intent to take; however, somewhere along the line, after getting captured, it seemed Shuten had lost her Zanpakuto. She had gotten careless in her anger and rage; losing sight of her normal methods. Unfortunately for them, Shuten had broken herself out before the rogues could use her as a bargaining chip. However, she had left her Xanpakuto behind. It didn't find it's way back to Shuten, nor her family; at least not until much later after Shuten had dealt with the thread to her family.
The reasons for why Shuten left were very strange to those who did not know her, maybe it was for the safety of her family; maybe it was so she could do something. Maybe it was even for her own selfish reasons. Whatever it was, was extremely unclear to everyone but Shuten’s family. She had always been overtly protective whenever her family was in threat. However, around a month after the Suika had disappeared; her Zanpakuto showed up at the Suika household. It seemed like the Zanpakuto was left here by another person; left just inside the front room. Suidōmaru was still present in the Blade; but she seemed to be trapped in some form of sleep. Which was likely due to being separated from Shuten. However, it was the only hint to her disappearance and exactly where she had gone.
However, Shuten knew exactly where she had gone; and that was to exterminate a threat to her family. This threat was likely nothing that big at the moment, but, any threat to her family was big enough for Shuten to take action; for her to assassinate them. Due to this, Shuten left without a word; leaving nothing but an empty room with a few Kunai. While Shuten was gone, her family likely did worry about her; but the fact tha Suidōmaru still existed was proof she was alive. Finding her was the issue. While Suidōmaru could tell someone where Shuten was; no one was really able to get anything out of the blade for the months Shuten was completely MIA.
During this time, Shuten simply stuck to the skills she knew well; assassination. This, of course, was done with her Kunai and general skill; allowing her to kill silently and blend into her surroundings far better with such trained skill. She had her kido, but abusing her energy would be foolish; she needed to conserve it so she could rest as little as possible. Unfortunately, it took her far too long to track down those who threatened her family. They had hidden themselves well; giving Shuten some hint of how serious they likely were. Because of this, the Suika double efforts; being forced to rest after making sure she was hidden. Even after months of searching, killing, and tracking down the people who had threatened her family; however, she was nowhere near done with what she was to do; she was going to take this all the way to their leader and take him out. After all, no one threatens her family without finding a dagger in their back. Or getting punched. It really heavily depends on the severity.
On the day Shuten was to find the boss, and kill him, she was slightly halted by the issue of being captured; in a way that was likely shameful. But, she didn’t give a single damn. Mostly because she got herself captured. It wasn’t her best idea, but she could find no way to get into their hidden area; so she got captured to get herself inside. The second time she had been captured, she had a plan this time. Her plan consisted of either coaxing the guards to free her while they were lazy since she was clearly “handled”; or wait until they entered her cell and she would utterly destroy them. However, they did not calm down for a long time. During the time in which she was held, Shuten had learned the guards’ routines, sharpened the nails on her fingers, and slowly, slowly, waited. Finally, the guards grew lazy; and it was then that Shuten took action.
The day on which the guards got lazy, Shuten decided to not be quiet about things; instead she quite literally ripped her restraints off the walls and forced her cell open. She had kind of given up her previous plans due to how long it took for her to learn the guards’ patrol routes and wait for them to become lazy. The action of forcing the cell open alone was certainly loud, but, she was revealed by a man screamed in agony from being crushed under the cell door. Shuten stomped his head in and sighed; brute force was not her favored way to kill. Not to mention now her foot was messy with brains and blood. After a time, with a clean foot from wiping it on a couple of dead guards, she forced her way out of the confinement area and broke free; taking all of her items with her and simply leaving a trail of dead enemies behind her until she escaped to the boss’s office. She has been waiting for this. Indeed, she was weaker from her time in the cell, but she got the drop on that boss of theirs and stabbed her Kunai into his collar bones; shattering them. Afterwards, Shuten cut his jugular veins without slitting his throat; he could breath, just would die of blood loss. Shuten also pinned down his limbs so he couldn’t get away and try to recover. She closed this door neatly behind her before throwing everything on top of it she could; so no one could save their beloved boss. Soon after, battered, tired, and definitely needing some time to recouperate; the Suika retreated to sanctity. Finding the farthest cave after foraging for herbs and the like to tend to her wounds; even stuff to eat to stay healthy and alive.
She was badly injured and had no choice but to retreat to the farthest areas she could reach; the last area being Japan, where she stayed. While she had cut the head off of the snake, it could still bite; she had to hide from the remainder of that rogue group while she recovered. She had done her best trying to contact Suidōmaru; trying to get her Zanpakuto to respond to her. She was far away and such a thing was excessively difficult; if not for her ability to survive she would never have come home. Of course, she was flying under the radar and could only reside in the less well known areas while she healed herself; hoping her family would find her eventually. But, it was only a matter of time; and she sure as hell hoped time was on her side.
And time was indeed on her side. A random Shinigami, well, he wasn’t terribly random, had eventually found Shuten; being one of the Shinigami who was saved by Shuten in the initial invasion of demons to Europe. He had taken the Suika back to the Soul Society, back to her family; back home. She had finally returned, even if not how she had expected. Especially be’s she Shuten was barely conscious when that Shinigami found her; leaving Shuten to wake in her room. The only proof of her “adventure” being the wounds that were still recovering. Luckily, Shuten only had to endure a few scolding lectures, from her Zanpakuto as well, before being left time to recouperate before resuming regular duty. However, she was home and learned quickly to not try and sacrifice herself for the sake of her family. She also learned that being so overtly overprotective was not good for anyone. She can be protective, sure, but Shuten had learned well not to go overboard anymore. She needed to live to make things better by her hand; to live for the sake of her family. Whatever the reason, Shuten would absolutely refuse to do something like this ever again. After all, she had grown up a tiny bit; and months long vengeful quests were for kids anyways.
» Equipment: Shuten simply has a blue-gold gourd that she carries normal Sake in, the gourd is nothing special. She also has multiple Kunai hidden in the Yukata she wears nearly all the time.
V. Racial Techniques/Abilities/Skills
» Racial Abilities:
» Suika Abilities
» Oni Path of Strength(Trained early in life): Shuten has never capitalized on strength like other Suika have in the years. It is indeed true that Shuten is strong, there is no way to deny that by how she attacks and move when angered; but it is quite clear she would rather use dexterous movements over her strength. This does mean, however, that Shuten is not the strongest Suika in the world, but, she is certainly rather dangerous in a fight when not utilizing this strength she has; which is the reason why Shuten normally avoids fighting with her normal dexterity. If she fought with her ability to move and cut in ways that are rather sly, then she really won’t enjoy a battle too much. It helps as well that Shuten normally tries to stay back and heal whenever she can; choosing to stay out of battle whenever possible so she doesn’t either A. get injured, or B. kill an enemy way before she can even enjoy fighting them with both her less polished skills of normal Zanjutsu and her odd style of Zanjutsu that is truly meant for killing. But, even then, Shuten can’t help but feel her muscles grow despite her favored method of fighting.
» Demon’s Skin(born with): Of the abilities Shuten Suika was born with, she was glad to be born with this one. This means that Shuten’s body has been far more durable since she was a child; allowing her to take on much in her training before she grew to adulthood. This caused Shuten to be able to train longer and longer without being taken out easily in the training. This also meant that Shuten was incredibly durable during all of her life. This has also caused Shuten to use this skill to her advantage.
Since Shuten was born with this, she normally will use it to intercept weak attacks. From which she would grab her opponent’s weapon and attempt to attack them with Suidōmaru before the enemy could escape; hopefully allowing her to get a strike in before she attacks them. Of course, that would only be if her body would hold up; otherwise, Shuten would dodge the attack to prevent immense damage from coming to her body. After all, Shuten does not want to die; ever.
» Tools of the Oni(born with): Shuten has always, always, been proficient when it comes to using weapons of nearly any type; especially when it comes to her Shikai. Considering how her Shikai is, being a large sword with a gourd attached to the end, it shows that she really can wield most weapons due to how she can so easily wield her sword in general. Not only that, but, Shuten really has been able to wield weapons of most, if not all, types; though she normally likes to stick to her Zanpakuto and the Iron Kunai she makes in her off time. This means that Shuten sometimes crafts these Kunai whenever she finds the time to and has a forge or two to actually use in the end; otherwise she simply sticks to what she has. However, Shuten mainly has used this innate ability to perfect her own modified Zanjutsu style that allows her to assassinate properly; of course, this was something developed over many years. However, it is true that the form is nowhere near perfect.
» Oni of Pain(Born With): Ever since Shuten was born she’s had a great resistance to pain; so much so that even getting stabbed straight through her arm would only get a flinch from her. Well, you would get a flinch and then a punch to the face before she rips out whatever you stabbed her with. Of course, that normally changes with family members. However, Shuten normally will only depend on this ability if she is truly fighting in a situation where she may actually utilize her abilities; like her Bankai. It could also apply to her Shikai if the gourd on her Zanpakuto breaks.
» Oni’s Restoration(Trained early in life): The ability to restore herself was a rather difficult ability to train for Shuten since she does have the blood for it; the proper gene. However, the strain inside of Shuten is weaker than most Suika’s Oni Restoration; this means that Shuten likely won’t be doing much restoration with this ability. This truly does mean that Shuten doesn’t have the best restoration. Even if she has the highest level when it comes to her Oni’s Restoration, she may need to recuperate for a slightly longer period than other Suika. However, her Restoration can heal small scratches to wounds of Medium intensity rather easily. Otherwise, Shuten will normally have to heal herself with her Sake or just recuperate.
» Shinigami Abilities
» Zanjutsu: Shuten’s Zanjutsu is actually rather special; for all intents and respects. Shuten does have the ability to do amazing things with normal Zanjutsu; the type that is taught by the academy. However, Shuten doesn’t exactly like to use that normal style due to how she has trained herself and what she has learned over the years of Shuten’s life. Shuten herself is indeed good with normal Zanjutsu, however, she does not like to use it unless she is using her Shikai in a fight; considering it is hard to do such things with that gourd on her Zanpakuto. However, Shuten made a style all her own that rarely anyone else knows as Shuten is currently one of the few practitioners. The style itself is focused on killing in the most effective, stealthy, and dexterous way; using slashes that have their strength in finding methods to cut someone without using immense levels of strength. This is done by normally wielding a blade, like a Zanpakuto, Kunai, or knife, backwards and using it in a way that completely compliments the weapons cutting force; showing how well the blade can cut via the techniques she uses. This, of course, means that Shuten normally will reserve this battle style for those moments when she wishes to kill an enemy or actually needs to cut loose on and enemy and actually destroy them. This form of Zanjutsu is also her main method of attacking in any of her forms if she cannot settle a fight via assassination before the fight can even start. Regardless, this Zanjutsu is mainly Shuten’s own personal specialization that she uses for whenever she actually wishes to kill someone; or has gone berserk when her gourd has broken.
» Zanpakutô Spirit Appearance: When in spirit form, Suidōmaru definitely upholds what Shuten is; an Oni. Suidōmaru truthfully does resemble many different Suika in her appearance; given she has a single horn and not . It could be a way to characterize who Shuten’s abilities are, with the ability to heal, to kill, and to be an Oni.
Suidōmaru is about 5 feet tall, seeming weightless if you were to carry her; and is also pale in complexion. Her eyes are a red hue that borders on the scarlet of blood; portraying a certain “Demonic” nature. She has raven black hair a little past knee length, extending past her backside and ending at about the middle of her calves. Her hair creates a sort of X in front of her face; leaving clear spots on the left, right, and bottom of her face. This leaves parts of her cheeks, eyes, and her mouth openly seen while most of her forehead is hidden by her hair. This same hair also covers most of her nose with only the tip and bottom showing. This also exposes the horn on the left side of her forehead; with that horn having no parallel on the other side of Suidōmaru’s forehead.
Around Suidōmaru’s neck, and part of her shoulders and chest, is a metal neck piece; spikes lining the band around her neck. It covers a good of section of that exposed flesh, being pitch black and having a rather interesting design. A spike-like protrusion comes out from the bottom front of the band, creating a type of spade-like shape that takes out the rounded ends at the base and leaving only a point meeting the top of her cleavage.
Suidōmaru also wears a black knee-high dress that ends in a sort of frill-like format. The dress covers her thighs completely, unless the dress is moved to show her thighs. The frilled ends of the dress end just below her knees and shield her legs from view. On her legs themselves are stockings, which cover the normally pale skin of her legs with a dark grey material that extends all the way up to her hips. The left side of the stockings, around her shin and calf, seem to possess a sort of styling that is either like scales or tearing on the top of the fabric. It does, however, focus solely on that part of her left leg and extends nowhere else.
On her hands, and arms, are long gloves, the same material as the stockings on her legs, that extend to the middle of her upper arm. These gloves cover more of her pale skin, leaving only the top of her breasts, the rest of her arms, shoulders, face, and back being the only places with exposed skin. On the hand areas of the gloves on both arms are a sort of black steel-like material that mimics steel without feeling like it. However, the bands on both of Suidōmaru’s wrists are certainly made from steel; being an inch wide, an inch thick, with three metal spikes protruding from each band. From the band on her right hand it appears as if shadows are constantly coming from the back of it, while the band on her right hand seems to have a red aura; but that red aura is not threatening in any sense.
On Suidōmaru’s feet are high heeled boots; made from steel and leather that protect her toes and the middle of her foot. The heels make Suidōmaru two inches taller; making her 5’2” in total. The heels are pitch black and have bands around Suidōmaru’s ankles. These bands have spikes all around them; being at least an inch apart from each other. The right boot extends a bit above Suidōmaru’s ankle; ending in a ragged boot head that seems like it is made from meta. Meanwhile, the other boot ends at her ankle with the band around her ankle. It should also be noted that Suidōmaru has D sized breasts; annoying Shuten with her bigger breasts sometimes.
» Zanpakuto Spirit Appearance Picture:
» Inner World: Shuten and Suidōmaru’s inner world is actually quite interesting compared to how many others’ inner worlds may be. In the case of this inner world, it is much like a mix between ruin and perfection; holding all of the types her Sake can be or ever develop to. This means that while in here, Shuten or Suidōmaru will have complete access to all of the Sake to either create new mixes and brews or to simply recuperate or train themselves without having to worry too much about constant injury while only needing to worry about actually recuperating from injuries. It also represents the sheer amount things Shuten has done in her past; shown in a river of Sake.
» Zanpakutô Appearance: The appearance of Shuten’s Sealed Zanpakuto has long since been lost to her mind. However, it likely would have looked like any normal Zanpakuto; having nothing special about it.
» Sealed Zanpakutô Power:
» Constant Shikai Release: Shuten has nearly always, ever since she obtained her Shikai, had her Shikai release at constant due to the benefits it provides when in that shikai. She specialized it so much so that if one was to show her Suidōmaru when unreleased, she would not recognize her. This means that, not only does Shuten have no Sealed Zan powers, she will always have access to her Shikai whenever she possesses her Zanpakuto; whether it be in hand or simply on her body. However, it will never revert to its Sealed State due to Shuten needing Suidōmaru in her Shikai far more than in sealed. A prime reason why she wishes to be able to heal those close to her if she can.
» Sake Creation: Shuten and Suidōmaru have the capability to create new Sake for them to use. They can easily create Sake for non-healing aspects, but, when it comes to creating Sake that does other things besides heal, induce a sort of “fury”, and burn; it takes time. This is, in no way, a combat skill. It is simply a skill to be used out of combat completely to create new Sake for Suidōmaru and Shuten to use. If Shuten wishes to add new capabilities to existing Sake, she would need to do training threads; the same would apply if she wished to create new Sake to be used in the future. Once more, this is not to be used in combat. However, when in casual, or social, threads, it can be used to produce normal Sake; or Sake at extra strength. Otherwise, training will be needed to perfect the brew and make it anew.
However, if needed, Shuten can expel 5% of her energy to create Sake in the dish she uses for Sake. This can be used multiple times, at least 5 times, before she has to wait 6 posts before she can do so again. It should be noted that each time she creates Sake in the dish, it takes away that 5% of energy each time. This is normally to only be used if she is in desperate need of extra booze or her gourd was broken and cannot hold enough Sake. The dish holds about 3 charges worth of Sake. Note: This can be used in her Shikai as Shuten is always in her Shikai Release due to her normally unstable Reiatsu and healing Sake.
» Shikai Release Phrase: If Shuten had a release phrase for her Shikai it has long been lost to the ages as she has long since had a constant release Shikai; wanting to leave her Shikai constantly available to herself and any friendly in need of immediate healing. This was also so she could have it readily available for any situation. But, the release phrase likely would have been “Rain from the gods, Ambrosian Sake; Come unto me and bring Life!”
» Shikai Appearance: Shuten retains her normal appearance, not having any of her physical appearance changed. However, instead, her Zanpakuto gains a wider, longer, blade that has a blue line running down the middle of the blade. The blade itself is is blue, gold, and silver in color; the blade being silver, the gourd on the end of the handle being blue, – and full of booze – and the guard, hilt, and the handle being golden in color.
The entire blade itself is 5 feet long, not counting the gourd on the end of the sword. The base of the blade itself, the part that is actually sharp, is slightly separated from the hilt of the sword. Not only that, but it is also is 4 inches wide at the base of the blade, being about half an inch wide at the top of the blade. Proportion wise, Suidōmaru would be about the size of a claymore; having only the size characteristic going for her. In fact, Suidōmaru is much lighter than a claymore; when holding it would be better to summarize her weight as seemingly nothing. At least, to Shuten. The blade does weigh about 5 pounds in total, being well balanced and acts like an extension of Shuten; as most swords should. However, there is an exception.
While it is true the blade itself is weightless, the booze that is in the gourd attached to the handle of Suidōmaru creates the remaining wait needed. With liquid weighing differently depending on what they are; this truly does add much to the weight. The gourd, when completely filled, adds on at least 20 extra pounds to the blade. Given, this is only so if the gourd isn’t focused with reishi and healing kido attributes; that is when it would weigh and additional 40 pounds. Hefty Zanpakuto indeed.
Shuten normally will carry Suidōmaru in her hand or on her side. Occasionally the blade could be on her back, but it is rare for her without Suidōmaru. If one ever finds Suidōmaru, and not Shuten; it is safe to assume something bad happened.
» Shikai Appearance:
» Shikai Abilities:
» Oni’s Gourd of Infinite Depth: This is likely one of Shuten’s most basic skills. In the blue gourd attached to the handle of her Shikai is a near infinite supply of Sake; healing Sake. Of course, the Sake is generated by her reishi and her Zanpakuto itself; being created from her powers in entirety.
The gourd can hold up to thirty posts worth of use; making the use type consume more Sake the bigger the wound she tries to “heal” with it. For example, a small wound, like a cut or minor slash, would take a single post-charge. A big wound, like ripped off flesh or a cut down to the bone, would take about a 5 post charge. The gourd has a big capacity of 30 posts due to how it is used; normally taking more charges the worse wounds are. This also means that, while it is useful, it can be spent quite quickly if Shuten doesn't gauge the use or not use it when needed. This means that fatal wounds, like a stab to the heart, would take most of her charges for the gourd; taking approximately 15 charges in one go. Again, the charges spent would depend on the severity of a wound. It takes 2 posts to regenerate half of the charges used. This means that if one charge was used, in 4 posts she would be back at full charges. However, if she expelled, say, 20 charges; she would only get 10 back and would have to wait another two posts to regain the rest of her charges back. However, if she starts to get low on energy in general, it will take twice the time to replenish the Sake in the gourd. While it can be used to save lives, it is very unlikely it could save someone from a decapitation or any form of instant death.
» Healing Booze: Shuten has nearly always had the ability to change Sake with her rieryoku to make it vaguely healing; or make another feel better. However, her Shikai takes it to the next level as it literally makes a Sake formula from her rieryoku, reishi, and her Zanpakuto’s own capabilities. This creates a Sake that can heal whether it is ingested or splashed into wounds; causing a sort of cauterization and accelerating the healing process greatly.
What happens exactly is that when the Sake collides with an open wound, or is ingested, it excites the person’s white blood cells. It sends them into overdrive to clean up any infections and harmful bacteria. From there, the Sake greatly promotes heathy bacterial growth in nearly moments; basically forcing the bacteria to grow. Afterwards, the Sake boosts the person’s immune system and pushes itself into their blood stream; running through their entire body and becoming a sort of salve.
The Sake does not just stop here as call it good. Whenever the Sake arrives at a wound, of any sort, it greatly promotes the healing of these areas; forcing the body to basically speed up the healing process. It really does act like a healing salve. In all basics, the Sake stops the bleeding and causes wounds to bubble and boil; promoting enough healing to force wounds to patch themselves up. The action of dumping Sake onto another takes no time at all; just simply uncorking her gourd and dumping the Sake onto someone. In the case of someone who injures themselves unnecessarily, she has had to use all the gourd’s charges at once. But, again; the action of using the gourd only takes stating it; the actual healing takes much longer.
When dumping the Sake onto a wound, it stops bleeding, cleanses it, and then promotes healing to such an extent that makes it seem like the wound is being forced to heal when really the body is being sped up to heal many times faster; causing tissue repair to become immensely fast. When healing small wounds, it takes about 1-3 posts for them to heal depending on magnitude and intensity. Medium to large wounds would take about 4-6 posts to heal in entirety; though this would take more gourd charges. Very large to fatal wounds would take 7-10 posts to heal completely, or enough to prevent death; however, at points like that the gourd may become empty and will have to replenish charges. This healing can be used as many times as Shuten has charges; otherwise she will have to wait for the booze to be replenished.
» Healing Booze Overcharge: Due to Shuten and Suidōmaru’s Sake being naturally healing, since Shuten doesn’t want someone close to her to die, it has a method of being overcharged to greatly increase its healing capabilities. However, this boost to her healing Sake’s capabilities is not without its own risks. At this point, it becomes so potent that if it is used on a being that is lacking in power, it could send them into a coma for at least one thread; depending on the amount. However, when used on those who can withstand it's potency, the booze basically seems like it was sent from a god.
Whenever Shuten uses this overcharge “setting” for her healing booze, she is forced to expel 15% of her energy in order to supercharge the Sake and greatly improve the alcoholic liquid to heal at twice its normal rate. However, the alcohol will also cause more pain while healing than normal due to how it is literally forcing a person’s body to regenerate and heal. To those strong enough, mentallly, the pain might be nothing more than child’s play, but, to another being the pain could likely drive them to unconsciousness. Those with an untrained willpower will go into a coma upon this sake being used on them. Beginner Willpower may see, or lack thereof, a loss in consciousness. Adept will be able to grin and bear it through the pain; possibly blacking out for brief moments but never passing out for real. Advanced will have no blacking out issues, but the pain will still be quite potent thanks to how intense of an increase the sake has been forced to take. Elite will start to feel a decrease in the pain, along with never passing out; but it will definitely still be a little painful. Master Willpower will be at a point where the pain is almost negligible; allowing them to heal without a great deal of difficulty. Grand Master Willpower will feel very little to no effects of the pain. At most, a GM Willpower may only feel their skin tingle as they are healed; but not much else.
The Sake takes a post in total to overcharge, meaning that the next post after starting to overcharge the Sake it will be complete. After that is done, the Sake will only last a total of 20 posts; the different doses being spread out different depending on the wounds. This also means that, while more potent, there is far less of the Sake. After all the Sake has been emptied, it will take 5 posts for Suidōmaru’s normal sake to start recovering; she can also not use this sake again for the rest of the thread as it is basically a last result.
» Emergency Refill: Whenever Shuten runs out of Sake in her gourd, mainly her healing sake, she can expel 10% of her energy, which cannot be recovered until after she takes the time to replenish that energy. After expelling that 10% of her energy, the gourd on Suidōmaru’s pommel will immediately refill and be usable once more after it being refilled. This is only to be used as an emergency refill since her Gourd will be unable to refill itself again for 6 posts in total; only having what is in it to be used.
» Breaking the Gourd: There are times where one gets pushed to the edge, being pressured into a corner with no escape; where death seems to be the only result. That is where this ability comes in; The Breaking of the Gourd.
On Suidōmaru’s pommel lays a gourd that Shuten and Suidōmaru use to produce their miracle sake that can heal, burn, and power up. However, there is a reason why Shuten normally takes the gourd off whenever she goes on the full offensive. The first reason is so she has a way to store her Sake with immense ease and not have to create Sake on the spot for use. The second reason is because the gourd actually helps as a restraint for the Suika. If the gourd is ever broken, then one should fear for their life since they likely will not get out alive.
When the gourd is broken, any liquid in it dissolves into the air immediately and the gourd shatters into millions of pieces that quickly melt into the ground. After it is shattered, Shuten will look distraught for a moment before she gains more of a vibe like that of a demon. She will normally gain a grin, her eyes will turn red, and her body will glow with a mix of red and black spiritual energy; showing that some shit is about to go down.
Whenever the gourd is broken, not only will Shuten be able to fight much more like a demon, but, she will also no longer be bound to a device that literally forced her to hold back so she could make sure those she wished to heal could be healed. It also acted as a physical seal on her powers since it needs her energy to create booze when not full. With it shattered, those restrictions are gone and she becomes much more akin Oni of legend; being quite savage and brutal in their actions.
When the gourd is shattered, Shuten’s reiatsu will quite literally burst out of control; showing as red and black as mentioned earlier. At this point, Shuten will also gain a giant buff to her powers and capabilities; doubling nearly everything as long as she isn’t under the influence of another buffing ability. If she is, that buff will be immediately flushed out and disposed of; being replaced by her true aggression, rage, energy, and power. It should be noted that this will only happen if someone targets the Gourd on purpose, and hits it with enough force; or if Shuten decides to shatter the gourd itself. When this happens, Shuten will gain a buff and rampant power for 5 posts; or until she falls unconscious. After those five posts, a mini gourd will appear on the pommel of Suidōmaru, her Zanpakuto, and force her powers into check once more. This happens to prevent Shuten from hurting herself extensively or destroying what is around her. Afterwards, the gourd MUST grow back. To grow back, the gourd will take an entirely separate thread for it to regrow; in which it will only be able to provide half of its normally available charges without Shuten creating more on the spot with Suidōmaru.
無限酒蔵 - Mugenshuzō; Endless Sake Distillery
» Bankai Appearance: In Shuten’s Bankai, her appearance remains the same; as in her general appearance. Except, she becomes far more voluptuous and alluring to men. What happens exactly is that her breasts increase multiple sizes, she grows to be at least 6’0”, and she also seems to become much curvier in body shape. This basically makes Shuten appear as if she was far more appealing to most men’s tastes; being big breasted and rather voluptuous over all. She will retain all her former clothes and lose the Yukata she normally wears. In this form, she will also lose her sword in this form; having only herself, a dish of Sake, and the Gourd she almost always has with her. Not only that, but, the Gourd appears to be a little bit bigger; but Shuten becoming a sexier maiden is not the only thing about this Bankai.
Whenever Shuten enters this form, Shiazen does indeed disappear from her; melting into a pool of Sake that soon dissolves into the ground with the “Gourd of Souls” sitting next to Shuten’s leg. A few seconds afterwards, a gyser of sake will shoot out from the ground behind Shuten; landing in a large sake dish made just for the sake that lands in it. The dish is 14 meters in diameter, with each dish acting like they are bottomless due to the endless Sake pouring from the dishes. However, if one was to be taken into the Sake dish, they would find the dish itself to only be 1.5 meters deep; the entire dish itself being about 2 meters tall. However, the dish seems to have a nigh endless supply of the sake that is in it.
Soon afterwards, as the sake settles, it gains a greenish hue; turning into what is normally known as her healing sake. As most Shuten's sake do, it tastes excellent; but is only meant to be used for healing unless Shuten purposefully changes part of it into normal sake to be used as a weapon.
There is one last part to this bankai that requires mentioning. The Bankai is not simply throwing around Alcohol and calling it good; it is also able to create ways to fight through those liquids, creating solid weapons from the Sake to service her. It should also be mentioned that her Bankai acts like an endless plain but will force someone to return to where Shuten is; a way to keep them in range of her Sake in the end.
» Shuten’s Physical Appearance in Bankai:
» Bankai Abilities:
» Inner World Enforcing: Whenever Shuten releases her Bankai, her Inner World enforces itself unto the space she is currently in; implementing itself in a 100-meter radius. This way, it includes the most important parts of her inner world and simply creates it in the physical world for the time in which she is using her Bankai. Running away in the Bankai is quite literally pointless due to how it forces people back into the inner world; not allowing them to leave until Shuten drops the Bankai. Of course, there is no real reason to escape since she normally won’t kill in her bankai. Horrifically maim? Sure. There is an exception though; if the enemy is someone who NEEDS to be killed then she will likely implement all of her faculties into killing the enemy. It should be noted that this way to keep enemies in does not last forever; in fact, it all depends on Shuten’s energy levels. This means that the inner world projection onto the outer world will only last as long as she can; fading out when Shuten’s energy levels reach 20% or lower. However, one powerful enough can smash through the barrier before that time happens. Afterwards, Shuten has about 10 more meters to draw the opponent back into the area before they escape completely. However, it is possible to escape in other ways. As the Bankai is not perfect, there are rifts around the barrier of the Bankai due to reishi thinning and imperfections. This rifts are quite easy to spot and can be taken by any being whether they want to get in or out. These rifts can be used to escape from Shuten without trying to break through the barrier; which would take someone of a higher tier than Shuten, or just flat our stronger in general. Regardless, if one wants to get out of the barrier's area, finding those rifts would be the best way. It should also be noted that one can use fast traveling movements, like flash step or Sonido, to escape the barrier once at the edge of the Bankai's world enforcement.
» Sake Manipulation and Control: When in her Bankai, Shuten is able to manipulate the Sake she creates in her Bankai with immense ease. This allows her to do much with the Sake; even simply throwing it against her enemies to induce some of their effects. When doing so, the Sake is literally at Shuten’s will; being able to change it how she wishes and even using the Sake as simple slashing tools. Doing so will be nothing more than a Zanpakuto cut in reality; not being able to follow an enemy after being thrown since Shuten won’t normally control small units of Sake due to them not being quite as useful as when in larger units. This means that Shuten will normally try to keep her Sake in rather big pools when manipulating them; throwing the Sake around some while also harnessing its abilities to their fullest. It should be noted that the Sake can get into open wounds, but, when this happens Shuten will no longer be in control of it. It should also be noted that there is no cooldown or post limit on this ability; only being limited by Shuten’s own energy supply. With this, Shuten is able to control up to two different Sake at the same time; sometimes three different Sake at the expense of more energy being drawn. However, she will normally only control two at any given time.
» Increases to Speed and Strength: Whenever Shuten enters her Bankai, most of the energy that is held back is released in a flurry of immense killing intent and ability to kill. Upon entering her Bankai, that energy is converted into physical strength and speed; causing her body to greatly increase its ability to kill. This is also what causes Shuten’s body proportions to change greatly; causing her body to increase in size in every way. However, that is only one result; the second result is that her strength and speed are increased by 25%. This allows Shuten a higher margin in strength and speed that she normally cannot muster outside her Bankai.
» Weapon Fabrication: Whenever Shuten is in her Bankai, she can force her Sake to take the form of a weapon. The Sake will act as hard as steel, the molecules of the drinks being compressed tightly, so it can withstand strikes from both normal weapons and spiritual weapons. Of course, as all weapons are, it can break. However, just because it can break does not mean it can not be reformed afterwards; it is a weapon made from sake after all. This actually has no post limit as it is as simple as creating a weapon; being usable only in Shuten’s Bankai. Not only that, but, Shuten will only be able to change one or two different Sake into weapons; normally swords in her case. This means that she can only do two weapons at any time, at max. However, she has the ability to change the sake she uses, which will be her healing sake, into normal sake instead of it being healing sake; this way she will not slap someone with a sword that heals them instead of cutting them to ribbons.
» Healing Booze: The only dish of sake that appears aside from Shuten's inner world forcing itself onto her surroundings. Much like her Shikai healing booze, Shuten's healing booze in her Bankai completes all the same healing capabilities: it stops bleeding, cleanses it, and then promotes healing to such an extent that makes it seem like the wound is being forced to heal when really the body is being sped up to heal many times faster while also maintaining its other notable effects. The greatest of which is being a type of healing salve; that can be drank. However, given the power is now being used in a Bankai it has been heavily increased in potency.
Normally, in Shuten's Shikai, her Healing Sake can heal small wounds with 1-3 posts, medium to large in 4-6, and Very Large to fatal wounds in 7-10 posts. As stated before, the Bankai heavily increases the potency of the drink in complete healing ability. Small wounds can be healed in 2 posts, medium to large in 4 posts, and Very Large to Fatal, or near fatal, wounds in around 7 posts of healing time. However, there is a difference between this bankai's Healing booze and her Shikai's; the shikai is limited to a gourd. The Bankai has a dish full of healing sake large enough to submerge an entire person in it.
Whenever Shuten submerges an entire person in the Healing Booze, they are able to heal completely, from just about anything except death, in around 10 posts if they are left interrupted. Of course, as is normal with Shuten's healing sake, it will never, ever restore the energy of someone who has been healed with it. In a sense, it only restores the physical and not the metaphysical; the draining natures of battle will still need to be dealt with much like most wounds are dealt with. With time. It should also be noted that, in her Bankai, Shuten's healing Sake theoretically has no bottom; no limited charges. This is because it mostly runs off the energy she is using to sustain her bankai. Outside of her bankai, the charges of her Healing Booze, in her gourd, is back to normal.
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Subject Post 8Subject: Re: Shuten Suika, The Sake Demon! [2-1, Hazard Rank B] Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:08 pm
[adm]First and foremost, remove all references to Shikokai, including the Shikokai itself.
A good deal of this app is worded as if all Suika are inherently on par with someone like Ibiki, most egregious in places like Healing Booze Overcharge and Fury sake. This is not how Suika work and needs adjustment.
The sudden removal of Kyo has led to the history feeling a bit disjointed in more than a few parts. I would personally recommend really taking some time to fully go through it and do rewrites so that the omission of Kyo is not so glaring.
-Healing Booze: This is hands down the best ability in this entire app. I really like it, and I think it is the one that is the most tied to her actual thematic and character. This and Overcharge should, frankly, be the entire Shikai given they are already fairly powerful, and the rest of the abilities are more or less an entire Shikai in their own right and fit less with her character.
-18 Sake Dishes: This is quite literally 18 entirely different powersets in a singular bankai, on top of her Inner World Enforcement and Sake Manipulation which are already immensely. This just cannot be approved and needs removal.
-Blade of Ultima: Remove this.[/adm]
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Subject Post 9Subject: Re: Shuten Suika, The Sake Demon! [2-1, Hazard Rank B] Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:41 pm
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Comments/Notes: Don't forget to change skills to reflect the change in tier. I want to thank you again for being so cooperative about this. Tier: 2-1
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