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Izanagis eyes focused on the man as his spiritual presence began to shoot up more and more. The two syllables that escaped the Captains mouth were ‘Ban’ and ‘Kai’. Abruptly, Izanagi appeared a little disinterested; his sight focused on his opponent as the Bankai transformation rapidly initiated. Red energy flowed from the Captain like a light blood pool; it was quiet a sight but whether it was all for show would soon be seen. “My, my… he resulted to Bankai so soon?... Well I guess that doesn’t leave much for me to leave to my imagination. Better wrap it up.”
Suddenly, the world around Izanagi began to slow. Now, you may be thinking he utilised some sort of power to slow the world in his immediate proximity; you would be wrong to think that. Over the years as a Shinigami, Izanagi not only honed his Kido but also his speed. To some extent the speed at which his mind processed information was something he prided himself on. Not only that but his entire body could move at speeds nearing Mach 4 to Mach 4.5 without the aid of Hoho. Up until now, Izanagi had been relaxed in the fight and didn’t see a reason to utilise his abilities as he wanted the Captain to show his true potential.
However, now that the Captain had released the Bankai, there wasn’t much more room for improvement for the crimson clad man. As a result, Izanagis perception of time slowed and everything around him began moving at a rather slow pace compared to his own movement. Naturally, Izanagi fixed his gaze on the small red orb that was approaching. He had two options here, one was to attempt to evade the technique, while the other was to simply counter it.
Izanagi dug his Zanpakuto into the ground, releasing his spiritual presence into the blade to increase its length. The zanpakuto resided in the orbs trajectory; it would receive the blow from the orb while Izanagi hopped back, creating a distance between himself and his newly release opponent. Upon collision with the Zanpakuto, the small orb of energy began releasing spiritual presence across the blade, but it didn’t faze Izanagi all too much.
Izanagis spiritual presence began to increase, to a point where his spiritual pressure began roaring into the surroundings. He only increased his spiritual presence to an extent where it would match the presence of the Captain who was in Bankai form. Izanagi could quiet easily release the full extent of his spiritual presence, but it would be rather difficult to protect the squad members that were on the other side of the barrier, if that was to take place.
Up until now, to some extent, Izanagi was taking it easy on the Captain as his true intentions were not to acquire the Captaincy but to test the man’s skill in battle. However, after seeing how soon the man released his Bankai, Izanagi come to question the man’s suitability for Captaincy and thus decided to attack with his true strength.
As Izanagi created the distance between himself and the Captain, he slapped his hands together, creating no sound what so ever because of the Captains suppression of sound. In a split second, energy would be released around Izanagis body. The energy would combine itself with the abundance of Reishi within the spiritual energy, decomposing the ground and buildings alike to form a large skull like figure. The soul society was the perfect place to utilise this technique because of the abundance of Reishi within the realm. In the meantime, his body would distribute additional power to the barrier that protected the over lookers from the wrath of the two beasts. “Tengoku katakata kimono”
With the formation of the skill, the ground around Izanagi would be decomposed for energy to power the technique. Reishi from the surrounding buildings would ooze off to the skull like creation. But, the technique didn’t draw any energy from the barrier that surrounded the compound. As a matter of fact, the barrier that surrounded the compound would be the deciding factor in this battle. The skull would come to form skin, a body and legs; becoming more full-fledged with every ounce of energy that it received.
As the energy shook the surroundings, Izanagi would wait for the Captain to attack before releasing the technique that had been assimilating the Reishi in the proximity of the duo. The longer the Captain waited, the more energy the technique would accrue thus making it more destructive. Originally, the technique has destructive capabilities even only with Izanagis energy as the only source of power; however out here in the Soul Society, everything can power the technique, making it ever so much more dangerous.
The instant the Captain moved a muscle, the skull would erupt engulfing everything within the constraints of the barrier in its destructive energy. The technique acted as a large-scale incinerator, however because the individuals were in a barrier the technique would explode out, engulfing everything within the barrier. Its true destructive capabilities would soon be evident as the barracks as well as the clear majority of the body of the Captain of the Second Division would be incinerated by the technique.
The technique would fill every corner and every crack within the barrier, ensuring that everything is destroyed thoroughly. The technique was often compared to the Itto Kaso Kido, because of its devastating impact; however, it came from Izanagis very personal collection of kido that only he knew. The twist that accompanied the kido was that it contained a combination of Yin and Yang, the very energies that govern life and death. With every person that the technique met, the Yin and Yang energy would be distributed into their body, causing an imbalance within their natural cycle of Yin and Yang.
This in turn made it difficult for individuals to utilise spiritual energy and spiritual attacks alike. In addition, the individual would come to face mental and physical imbalance as the imbalance of the very core energies of life would disrupt the niche within the mans body.
From where Izanagi stood, the Captain had two choices. He could attempt to destroy the barrier that had kept them within the battle ground, escaping but allowing the technique to incinerate all of his squad members or he could attempt to kill Izanagi in the seconds leading up to the explosion, with the hopes that the skull disperses with the death of the Shinsui Clan Leader. Either way, the man had a rather difficult challenge before him…