○ Name: Sawachika Kyo
○ Alias: The Big Bowl of Sawachika
○ Age: 21
○ Gender: Male.
○ Race: Shinigami
○ Affiliation: Gotei United, 5th Division Apprentice
○ Alignment: Neutral Good
○ Marital Status: Single
○ Nationality: Soul Society
○ Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
○ Height: 6’6”
○ Weight: Healthy.
○ Hair Colour: Purple
○ Eye Colour: Gold.
A man of many words and many more convictions, Kyo is a man that few can ever forget they have met. He is loud, confident, and exceptionally willing to step over any lines of typical propriety to get his point across. Most, frankly, would consider his demeanor to be wholly out of line for a member of a noble house, but for him that means nothing at all. He does not care for the trappings of fortune or fame, and certainly has no interest in keeping the appearance of being somebody that he is not. He will say what he wishes, he will do what he wishes, and he will probably fight anyone who tells him otherwise. That is, ultimately, because he has no interest in the opinions of anyone other than himself. If he can look at himself with pride, who else matters?
Of course, this high expectation in himself does not come without its character flaws. Chief among them, rather naturally, is that most would consider Kyo more than a touch crass. He isn’t one to hold his tongue, and most things that would generally be considered extremely rude to say are just helpful observations so far as he’s concerned. Additionally, though one could argue as to whether this is a positive or negative trait, Kyo is extremely passionate, often called one of the most hot-blooded youths of his generation in the Noble Families. He will undertake any action with every fiber of his being, and will never give it anything less than his best. Of course, if someone else isn’t
giving it their best, he’ll probably make sure to try and amp them up. He’s just a friendly guy that way.
None at present.
Few within the Seireitei have heard the name Sawachika, and among those few who know it, even fewer consider it particularly noteworthy. While they are strictly a noble house, they are one which has never been seen with any particular respect. The reason for this, ultimately, is that their traditional role within the Seireitei has always been looked upon as menial work, unfit for a noble. The Sawachika have, since time immemorial, served as the architects and the builders of the Seireitei's many buildings, each one designed by them and painstakingly constructed by their hands. This legacy is one of little glory, but it is one of which Kyo is still very proud.
Born as the third son of a Sawachika branch family, there has never been any question as to whether or not Kyo had a chance of inheriting the family. He, of course, would not, but that hardly means anything to him. From the moment he was old enough to work, he has put forward his very best efforts in the family business, and even from a young age he has had a significant role in some of the Seireitei’s most impressive modern feats of civic engineering. He is currently only 21 years of age, but in his life, he has had a direct hand in the drafting and construction of the the Kenpachi Foundation, the demolition of the Unabara Estate, and the drafting of the Gotei’s 7th Division barracks, though red tape has left this project incomplete, much to Kyo’s dismay.
Despite his devotion to the family craft, however, he has never been one to settle. Kyo joined the Gotei United from the first moment that he was able to enroll in the Academy at 16, and he has spent the last 5 years with fire in his eyes and a passion for education that most consider, frankly, a bit overbearing. He is currently on track to graduate one year early, on account of a remarkable intellect that has allowed him to understand basic principles rather exceptionally well. Many of his teachers have remarked that he likely could have skipped through the Academy’s curriculum far faster if he wished to do so, but according to Kyo himself:
“That would only be taking a shortcut! To do anything, it should be done with all your heart and to its most absolute completion!”
Well, in any case, Kyo’s time in the Academy will soon be at its end. He has been assigned to the 5th Division for his last year in apprenticeship, which to many has seemed like an exceptionally poor choice given his stature and boisterousness. However, he is all too glad to apply his skills in whatever way the Gotei deems necessary, and all the while, he will continue to build whatever is needed for the Seireitei. It is simply in his nature.
As a matter of personal preference, and on account of his zanpakuto and himself having no particular interactions, Kyo prefers to carry a quite long, hefty spear as his main weapon. It is, for the most part, wholly unremarkable, though it does seem as though he carves poems into its shaft now and again.
POWERS AND ABILITIES○ Casing the Joint:
While many consider Kyo’s assignment to the 5th Division to be some sort of cruel joke, he in fact is likely one of the best possible fits for the division on account of his skillset. While he is not the sort of man who can sneak or hide as well as others, his understanding of architectural principles and engineering mean that he is perhaps one of the best in the Soul Society when it comes to matters of sabotage and demolition. He is capable of discerning the weaknesses in a building’s construction with relatively little study, usually only requiring a glance for simpler constructions and perhaps an hour or two of examination for more complex structures. Of course, the actual capability to follow through on these weaknesses is another matter, though his sheer physical strength tends to be enough for most.○ Built to Work:
Having worked in the construction of the Seireitei’s immense architecture since he was a young man, even throughout the whole of his tenure in the Shino Academy, Kyo’s body is one exceptionally well-honed for the most difficult of work. He is quite capable of working for spans most would not even think possible, and can handle a great many more injuries on the job than should really be allowed. While he is not a combatant, he has found these skills translate well enough, and his strength and endurance should not ever be underestimated.
Seisekkei (製設計, lit. "manufacturing plan")Zanpakuto Spirit Appearance:
Seisekkei’s spirit, according to Kyo, seems to simply be a small black ball that rolls into him repeatedly and says nothing.Zanpakuto Sealed Power:
Seisekkeisou appears to have no sealed powers.
SKILL SHEETS AND INFORMATION General Skills
- Durability: Adept
- General Speed: Beginner
- Strength: Adept
- Martial Skill: Beginner
- Hoho: Beginner
- Kido: Beginner
- Hakuda: Beginner
- Zanjutsu: Beginner
- Willpower/Determination: Adept
- Mental Deduction: Advanced
- Focus: Adept