Shattered Reality [Arzy]

Outside the walls of the major cities, the Snow Empire boasts a variety of climates and landscapes. From the frozen glacial desert of the north, to the deciduous rain forest in the south, the four provinces are fun to discover for those who can keep their wits about them. Wild beasts of primitive and dangerous proportions loom in the corners of even its most barren wastelands, and the criminal elements are almost free to roam anyplace that is secluded from civilization.

Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:13 am

The snow storm raged as the two figures tried to force through it, even with their natural born strength the winds forced them into slowly pushing forward, each step a powerful stomp with spiked boots crushed the snow and frozen earth but allowed for a stable footing they so desperately needed. The cold was such that it even forced them to wear much warmer clothing that they usually do, Ichigo wore a thick brown fur coat with a hood over his head and goggles that covered most of his face, with the rest being covered by a black scarf. He hopped that no enemies jumped out at them because the gloves he had covering his hands were so thick that holding a sword would be difficult and taking them off could spell trouble for his hands.
He pondered using his newest blade to stop the storm or at least make a hole that the two could go through, but the power required for such an act would be too great and drain the already weakening blade even further.

Ichigo turned his head to face Ryuhou that walked behind him, his eyes gave him a glare...the two had known each other long enough to know what he meant by that glare.

If this ends up being a waste of time I'll kill you.

It was Ryuhou's information that pointed to that location, it was Ryuhou's informant that lead them to that storm and it was Ryuhou's idea to go there as soon as possible, ignoring the giant snow storm that had swallowed them up.

They walked for what felt like hours, they were lucky that the Onigami were born such monsters or else they would have already collapse from exhaustion and succumb to the cold. Suddenly the strong winds seemed to lose their strength, Ichigo looked behind him to both check on Ryuhou and to see the part of the storm that they had left behind it was hard to see but it didn't seem like it was letting up so why was the wind's strength weakening?
They both found out the answer when the winds suddenly stopped a few steps later. They had suddenly entered an area both surrounded in the storm but with no wind or snow coming down on them, it was like the eye of the storm he had heard about though he never suspected it would be something like what they were witnessing.

"Is it just me or is it hot here?"

It was weird to say the least, they had just come out of a freezing cold snow storm and right at what he thought was the centre was an area that felt almost tropical. Ichigo wasted no time discarding the heavy clothing, taking of the thick coat to reveal his more normal clothing. He was wearing something simple really, baggy jeans, a dark green t-shirt covered by a white, dark and light green short sleeved unbuttoned shirt. When he removed the gloves and boots he opened the bag he had been carrying, in it were his swords, a pair of thick army style boots and black fingerless gloves which he put on quickly, strapping two blades to his belt and two others on his back. That's when he noticed...

"Aaaaah...I think I know where we're supposed to go..."

He casually said after adjusting his blades and looking up. Above them was a large...huge...massive...island floating in the sky, the bottom of dirt looked as if it was cut perfectly with a blade and in the distance he could see what looked like a waterfall only the water looped around the bottom of the island to the other side, possibly in an endless cycle.

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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:46 pm

"That's... yeah."

He considered, and then dismissed the simple impossibility of what he was seeing. The weapon they had come to capture was called the Blade of Dreams, after all; that it would be capable of bending reality in order to create flying islands without power sources, or destroying the physics behind the simple flow of water was honestly not too unexpected. It was worrying, however, that he didn't know how long the island had been drifting around in the heart of a storm. If it truly was powered by the weapon they sought, how much energy could possibly remain in the blade? Better yet, what would happen to the island if they actually retrieved it, and what defenses could it possibly have?

He sighed, tossing the heavy, furred white cloak he had donned off to the side. Beneath it, he wore a pair of dark red, close-fitting pants, along with a similarly well-fitting black t-shirt with a neck cut into a V around his collarbones. Shisome and Shuuryou, his twin blades, already hung at his hips, a white leather belt threaded through their hilts. White bandages wrapped around his mostly-healed arm, ruined during battle with Satomi.

A hand on each hilt, he ran forward before suddenly leaping up into the air, as if he believed that he could bridge the impossible distance to the floating island in a single bound. At the apex of his ascent, he kicked off with both legs, releasing a burst of spiritual energy as he did so; the samurai would rocket forward in his original direction, coming close enough to get a hand on the island's edge with only a few more kicks. Trusting that Ichigo would be following, he swung his legs up over the lip, finally rolling away from the edge and coming up in a crouch. The heat was almost oppressive on the island itself, despite how one might have expected harsh winds and colder air at such an elevation. Already he could feel the bandages growing damp with perspiration, sticking to his flesh; he simply peeled them off, tossing them aside. Raw, newly formed flesh awaited beneath, but the scarring didn't look too severe.

Raising into a standing position, he raised one hand to shield his eyes, surveying their immediate location. Was the island... larger, now that he had actually made it aboard? The tropical trees almost towered over his position, limiting his view to about twenty feet before the thick foliage took over. It was almost like, by sheer luck, he had managed to aim at the only clear spot nearby, a sort of landing zone... convenient.

His free hand tightened on Shisome's hilt, drawing her free enough that he could defend if needed.

It seemed a little too convenient.
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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:59 pm

Ichigo landed only seconds after Ryuhou and his eyes began admiring the scene before them. His hands moved up to the collar of his shirt and began opening and closing it showing how hot he was feeling. He looked around the place, taking in the large flora and finding the lack of fauna odd despite the fact that they were on top of a floating tropical in the middle of a massive snow storm. That was until he saw tow large figures in the distance.

Coming out from between the trees were two armor clad monsters. They looked like a cross between a bear, a tiger and a man with horns adorning their heads. Each of the two beastman stood easily twice the size of Ichigo and their armor platting looked heavy but quite thick. Each held a weapon in their clawed hands, the left one brandishing a sword with a blade about the same length as the wielder while the other carried an axe nearly twice his size.

The two monsters released a powerful roar and charged at the two swordsman with great fury and power. Ichigo was already reaching for the swords on his waist when suddenly chains popped out from behind them, wrapping themselves around both the their arms and torsos. Ichigo looked back to see four smaller versions of the charging beasts clad in black cloth, their bodies slowly becoming visible and holding onto the chains, each of them stood easily seven feet tall yet they were able to easily sneak behind the two.

What surprised Ichigo the most was how he didn't feel a thing, he had his sensing ability activated the whole time, yet even with the beastsmen right before him...he couldn't even feel them. But they made a mistake messing with those two.

"F.uck off..."

He grunted as the large sword came down on his head. He quickly grabbed on of the chains and jumped to the side while tugging it with just a flick of the wrist, sending one of the black beastmen flying right under the incoming blade that ended up severing him in half. The moment his feet touched the ground he kicked it, sending his body toward the large blade and driving the sole of his foot into it which in turn sent the blade flying from the beast's hands to a few feet away. Not even caring about the other beast holding onto the chains Ichigo jumped forward to the larger one and a kick was planted right between his eyes, putting a massive dent on the helmet and sending the large body flying back. After the kick Ichigo flipped back to where the other beastman was holding the chains and with a powerful downward kick he nearly tore its head off.
When his feet touched the ground again, the chains were already lose, quickly falling to the ground. Ichigo quickly checked how Ryuhou was handling the situation and then back at the larger of the beastmen he had kicked, even after a powerful kick that put such a big dent on his helmet he stood right back up and reached for the sword again. Ichigo simply smiled and finally drew one of the swords on his waist.

"I'm liking these guys already."


The snow storm still raged on with no end in sight. Five bulky figures walked through the powerful winds and swirling snow, they moved fast, much faster than the two from before without missing a beat. All five individuals were covered in thick black and gray coats and at the front was a man with two black horns sticking out from the gray rimmed hood, he looked to be the leader as every single signaled he gave the group behind him was met with a coordinated movement.

They suddenly stopped when the one in front rose his gloved hand, three of the four behind the leader getting into position with the fourth ignoring the leader's orders and continued marching on.
Several mounds of snow began rising around the group, completely surrounding them. As the snow was blown away white furred beasts were revealed each brandishing bladed weapons. Roars overcame the sounds of the storm and they charged however before even one reached the group lightning rained down from the sky hitting each beastmen and completely frying them. As the bodies of the beastmen were quickly covered in snow once again, the group continued as if nothing had happened.


"Sir, we have intruders. Two groups. The first group as already reached the island, they are being taken care of by our scouting team. We have no information about the second group but they should still be in the storm. We've lost contact with the Whitemane team."

The beastman was clad in black with two swords on his back, he knelled before his master and king, a large beastman, larger than any other. His armor was black and elaborate, his fur was black with red tiger stripes and his eyes, red as blood.
The king's throne room was a large circular room with three entrances and large guards covering each, in the center of the room was a sword with the blade stuck on a stone pedestal. This sword was peculiar, it resembled a straight edge katana with no guard but the blade was about half the size of a regular one. The hilt of the sword was purple with white squares and three bells hung from the pummel.

The king sitting a large bone throne eyed the messenger and then waved him away. He then signaled for another heavily armored beastman to come to the center, which he did promptly.

"Eliminate every intruder...I don't care how."

The king said in a loud and rough tone with a pang of boredom within it.

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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:51 pm

"Pathetic."

Shisome and Shuuryou tore free of their sheathes, burning with energy and tearing through the chains even as they moved to wrap about his form. Compared to Satomi's Saigo, the chains were nothing; easy to hear, easy to feel, and above all else, easy to destroy. A glance at Shisome's mirror-like sheen as he took his stance revealed the chain-wielding beastmen to their rear, two of which were already occupied with trying to contain his master. From the reflection, they seemed far enough off that they wouldn't post a threat, not before he dealt with more pressing concerns like the axe-wielding beast. Logic dictated that he should be moving away from the oncoming monster, but logic didn't know shit about fighting.

Rather than risk letting his opponent take full advantage of the axe at range, he instead threw himself forward, sheathing his blades as a double-footed Tenmichi sending his form rocketing towards the beast before the axe even cleared the opening of its deadly arc. Twisting about in mid air, he executed another Tenmichi, this time in the beastman's armored chest. As pain vibrated up his legs, he grunted, all too aware of the pain he's be in for later. Until then, however... Before his body could resume being a plaything of gravity and fall to the ground below, he lashed out with one hand, grabbing the hilt of the massive axe. Using his impressive physical strength in combination with the weapon's sheer size as leverage, he would bring his feet about in another arc, slamming first one, then both, directly into the beast's unarmored throat. Against a normal man, such a blow would have utterly destroyed his windpipe, if not simply broken his neck or completely removed the head. Against the beastman, it merely staggered back, gasping for breath before recovering with an infuriated roar.

The light patter of feet from behind suggested that the two chain-wielding beasts had finally reached his position as well. Growling, half in mockery to their own guttural noises, he drew his blades once more, sinking into a crouch.

Things were about to get fun.
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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:42 pm

The beastman roared as powerfully and threatening as he could while raising the large sword above his head. Not only did his arms swing down a second after but his whole body arched forward to further increase the power behind the blow. Instead of dodging like any sane man would after being targeted by such a mighty blow, Ichigo simply rose his sword horizontally above his head to block the massive hunk of steel. When the swords collided Ichigo's body didn't even budge though the ground under his feet cracked, but the beastman on the other hand felt his arms go numb and nearly released his own sword however instead of doing so he gripped it tightly with both hands and pressed down on the unmoving Ichigo.

Umiyameboshi is one of the most basic techniques of the Genburyu style, often the first technique taught to children but effective nonetheless. Ichigo took a half step to the left side while tilting the sword to the right, letting the large sword slide down and crash into the ground while the beast lost his balance. One swing followed, a lazy horizontal swing that made sparks after making contact with the beastman's shoulder and breastplate but making no cut. Granted that a lazy swing like that from an Onigami was akin to a normal adult male's full swing and that Ichigo's konbuki by itself was incredibly sharp, the fact that the armor only scratched the armor was more than impressive. Whoever those beastmen were, they at least had good equipment.

The beastman rose his blade once again, releasing a growl filled with rage and malice as he did. The blade flew down again at Ichigo several times afterward, each time meeting only with metal as Ichigo easily blocked each blow. As he stopped the attacks from reaching him, the master remembered to remind the student of something.

"Ryuhou, keep one of the smaller ones alive. They seem smarter and I wanna ask some questions."

He had diverted his gaze from the beastman for only a moment and the strike that came after was much stronger than the ones before, almost catching him by surprise. Instead of him growing tired and the attacks becoming weaker it looked like he was getting stronger with each attack. Not only where his attacks noticeably stronger but it was clear that his fur was standing on end and his eyes had a strong red glow to them. Ichigo deduced that it was some kind of berserk mode the beast had and the constant blocking had triggered it.

"Yall really ARE interesting."

They were, not just the fact that they were beastmen but also their power and stamina, their weapons and armor and the simple fact that not even with Shuryou could Ichigo feel their energy.
As one last swing came toward Ichigo, the sword was already in place only instead of simply blocking he knocked the blade to the side, again taking the raging beast off balance. He quickly regained his footing, attempting to raise his arms again for another swing...but Ichigo was faster. It was no half-assed swing like before, it was a powerful swing with the edge of his blade coated in energy. The cut was clean despite the armor and the size of the beast, from his left sides to just below his shoulder. The lower part stayed standing, impressively enough, however the upper hald fell to the ground, dragged down by the weight of the sword still tightly clutched in his hands.

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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:30 pm

"Yeah, yeah... you'll get your precious survivor."

Ryuhou ducked low as a length of chain shot over his head, only to bounce uselessly against the larger of the three beastmen's armor. Taking advantage of his lowered stance, he kicked off the ground, launching himself back towards the largest enemy. Seemingly setting himself up for another kick, he instead flipped around, landing feet-first in a crouch against the beast's chestplate and then abruptly kicking free, launching himself far away from the incoming swing of the axe in a flip that saw him landing behind the two smaller enemies. A cold, dangerous grin, and one of the two fell, dying breaths gasping out around the blade lodged through its throat, again taking advantage of the openings in their defenses. In the same smooth, flowing motion, a strengthened slash to tear through the tendons of the other chain-user, dropping the beast to the ground in a howl of pain.

"You've got 'till he bleeds out," he stated with a wide grin, already tearing his blade free from the first beastman's throat and setting his sights back on the larger opponent. While Ichigo learned what he wanted to know, he was going to have some fun.
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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:45 pm

"Oh yea, give him a potentially fatal wound...that'll get him talking. You're a f.ucking genius..."

The sarcasm was more than obvious in Ichigo's voice. Interrogations don't really work as well when the one being questioned knows he'll die and has nothing to lose any more, hopefully the promise of pain would work in his favor. While Ryuhou went back to handling the big one, Ichigo stepped up to the beastman and pressed the sole of his boot to the beast's side of the head.

"First thing's first...can you talk?"

Before anything else he had to know if communication was even possible. Sadly the beast communicated only through a series of furious growls, hardly useful when asking questions. Ichigo began to apply pressure to the beast's head, enough to give him the worst headache of his life but still not enough to make him pass out. Still the beastman said nothing.

Tilting his head to the side Ichigo checked to see what Ryuhou was doing and then looked back at the beastman. Without a shred of hesitation the tip of his blade sunk into the beast's arm, the energy circulating the blade making a small chainsaw like effect further damaging the arm. The beastman howled in pain right off the bat and finally worlds left his fang filled mouth.

"Stop! Stop!"

Pleased with the response Ichigo removed the blade from the already ruined arm and placed it on his shoulder.

"Now wasn't that easy? Right...I'll get straight to the point, I wanna know what you are, what is this place, how long has this place existed and have you seen an older human with a small sword around here? Answer me now and I'll give you a quick and painless death, don't and I'll turn you over to the sadist. Either way we'll get an answer, it's just a matter of how much it's gonna hurt you in the process."

He really had no doubt that Ryuhou would be able to get the information out of the beast eventually, what he didn't want was to waste time just for some scrap of info so it was also in his best interest if the beast revealed the information to him. What they were and what that place was were obvious questions, however asking how long the place had been there served to measure about how much energy the blade would still have left. As for the final question, the information they had gotten stated that the last sighting of the sword was years ago in the possession of a strange old man.
The beastman glared at Ichigo for a few seconds until the samurai pressed his foot further into his skull, finally making him talk.

"We are Simha, the greatest warriors three elder gods have ever created!"

Useless information, though at least Ichigo now had a name to call the beasts.

"This is Shala, the land our people has protected for generations."

Generations...meaning that place existed long before the owner of the sword got there.

"The last human that came here was executed by his majesty fifteen years ago, his sword is..."

Right as the Simha was about to reveal the most important piece of information a series of arrows penetrated his body in various vital spots, killing him instantly. Ichigo turned around to see where the shots had come from only to see a cloaked Simha with cheetah like fur, glaring at him from amidst a group of very distant trees. From the look in his eyes, the excellent aim at the angle and distance and the overall presence he was giving off...Ichigo realized he was strong, stronger than the fodder they had just killed. However as quickly as the Simha appeared, it vanished without a trace.

"Ryuhou...am I the only one that can't feel anything with Shuryou since we got here?"

It was a question on Ichigo's mind since they arrived, not even with berserker like Simha right in his face could he feel his energy, much less the annoying ones that seemed to be able to turn invisible at will.

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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:38 pm

"No energy signature," Ryuhou called out, dancing away from the incoming axe and peppering the now-berserk beast with yet another flurry of small blows. He frowns, abruptly activating Soiboshi, and with a mighty swing towards his opponent's weapon itself, a skillful use of his own Aragami technique to knock the blade away with Shisome. Seizing the opening, he would stab Shuuryou forward, piercing the beast's throat a bare centimeter before releasing a Suboshi and turning everything from the point of contact up into a fine dust.

"I can sense something... but it isn't them. They're too close."

What he left unsaid was the chill the odd signature sent down his spine; whatever it was, it was at the very edge of his senses, and it was powerful.

"What we're looking for is probably in the center of the island... it's how these things usually work. No sense waiting to get flanked."
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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:56 pm

Ichigo looked in the general direction of the energy which he had felt a while ago, it was far enough that they had a bit of time to reach the sword but he feared that at the speed it was moving it would reach them soon. He was not only sure that it was an Onigami group but he could feel in his bones just who was leading that group, someone he didn't want to face just yet though it looked like his wish wouldn't be granted. For a second he pondered if he should warn Ryuhou, but he felt it unnecessary, if his disciple had realized it then his lack of reaction was a good enough response for his feelings on the matter, and if he hadn't then it was not worth making him worry about it.

"Yea..."

He responded, turning around and walking past Ryuhou. Ichigo kept his blade over his shoulder, had they enough time than he might have considered going easy against the Simha but time was not something they had in abundance. They made their way deeper into the forest, heading toward a large tower that could be seen in the distance past the tall trees.


Meanwhile group braving through the snow storm stopped, following the leader who suddenly came to a stop looking up toward the sky. Next to him, the fifth member of the group also looked up and then toward the leader. His gloved hand moved up to uncover his face revealing large scar over his mouth.

"You got something?"

The man shouted just barely loud enough to be heard storm. However he didn't get a response from the leader, simply a long stare and a signal to speed up. The man grunted and lifted his scarf up again over his mouth, he never liked following orders, much less orders from that bastard...however, if it meant catching the bastard that had taken what was most important to him, he'd follow the great Demon himself down to hell.
The leader had already sensed the two, they were high above the ground and appeared to be fighting something. His senses were perfect, even at that distance he could tell their every movements, one was swift and precise while the other was much rougher and brutal...one made small but effect attacks with no unnecessary movements while the other imposed his power and showed no problem with using his energy. However what he found odd was the fact that he couldn't feel what they had been fighting, those two and his team, they were the only energies he could feel.

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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:43 pm

"Heads up whenever they're close."

It went without saying who they were; Ryuhou fond the ominous spiritual pressure in the distance to be more of a distraction than anything. Since his opponents cast no energy signatures of their own, he simply turned off Hunting altogether. A hundred questions wandered through his mind, but none were vocalized; he instead maintained the silence, his mind more focused on his physical senses than on conversation.

A soft rustle barely an instant before he faltered mid-step, an arrow passing through the air where his head would have been. From the direction of the shot, nothing, save for the slight motion of the leaves that had warned of the arrow's passing.

Annoying.
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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:23 pm

While at first the arrows were well placed but nothing more than an annoyance, they were stating to increase in number, accuracy and speed making it much harder to dodge them while running. If that archer was going to stay on their tail until they got to the large building it would be a huge pain, but the problem was that he kept moving around making his exact location unknown...it was in those moments that Ichigo really learned appreciate techniques like Shuryou and how used he had gotten to knowing his opponents every move without even seeing them.

Suddenly the waves of arrows stopped, instead a single arrow landed a few feet ahead of them, making Ichigo stop in his tracks. The arrow was much different than the others, they were much thicker and instead of a normal arrow tip they had a cylindrical casing on one end. However before they knew it two more arrows landed behind the two samurai. The casings split open and green gas suddenly gushed out quickly filling the whole area.

Ichigo quickly covered his mouth but as the gas swallowed them he couldn't help but breathe in some of it. It took effect quite quickly, Ichigo's vision blurred for a second or two before he shook his head and jumped up high, using Tenmichi to get above the smoke. As he did though three arrows were already ready for him. The first one was easily dodged, the second one was blocked with his sword while the third was too fast and seemed as if it hit his head dead on.

On Ryuhou's side not arrows but several guns started firing from the opposite side of the arrows point of origin. Six shots, each firing a metallic ball at great speeds toward the samurai's body.

As quickly as the smoke came out, it began vanishing as Ichigo's body reached the ground. Falling with a thud, completely limp.

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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:13 am

The sharp sound of steel-on-steel rang five times through the smoke, followed by a grunt and an exhalation of pain. The younger of the two samurai fell to the ground, an arrow pierced through his left shoulder, and the fifth bullet nowhere to be found. Absently, in a bit of a pain-and-poison-aided delirium, he couldn't help but think that playing dead wasn't so difficult when you had so much gas around to aid in the process. Meditating - as well as he could - Ryuhou focused on doing what he could to appear captured; going for as long as he could without breathing, until the smoke had cleared, and then slow, even breaths, as if asleep. Quelling the pain from his wound, so as to not react if they jostled it while trying to grab the two samurai, and, if all went well, take them back to their leader, which was exactly where they wanted to be.
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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:55 pm

The plan would have worked perfectly if they were working with one of the stupider foes...but they were stuck with the cunning and skilled one.

Ichigo had caught the arrow with his teeth, appearing as if he had been hit in the head. The plan was simple and he figured Ryuhou had caught on, just pretend to be hit or even dead, let them come out of hiding and get close and then either eliminate them all in one go or actually let them take the two to the building in the distance. It was a relatively good plan, that was horribly ruined.

When the rifle wielding Simha left the cover of the bushes in the distance and headed for the two, they were stopped by a loud roar from further away. The slender Simha from before left the cover of the tree he had been hiding in, bow already equipped with a large and thick arrow. He aimed up and the other Simha backed-off quickly. The arrow was released into the sky and as it started it's descent above the two samurai it broke apart into multiple smaller arrows, raining down on them like a deadly storm of wood and metal.

Ichigo quickly got to his feet sensing the danger. His eyes crossed with the Simha and he spun around, releasing energy as he swung his sword creating a quick and small twister of energy and wind that blew away the arrows above him. Next he charged at the Simha, he moved faster than he had since their arrival on the island, even surprising the slender Simha. His blade shot at the beast with both swiftness and power, but before it even reached the beastman's fur the blade cut only an oddly placed block of ice.

The Simha that had been the target jumped back as fast as he could, behind him was another Simha, much more bulky and with arms covered in ice. The Simha raised his arms and ice began to gather around him, but before he knew it, his body had been split into three pieces from a distance. Ichigo was getting annoyed at the tricks they used and now a new one using some kind of ice magic had appeared...he was having none of it!
The eyes focused on the previous target again as it tried to run into the forest, but the Simha was forced to stop when Ichigo's blade came down on him, he only enough time to draw his dagger and block, successfully...at least he wasn't killed in one shot like the others.

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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by carcinoGeneticist » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Grumbling through clenched teeth, Ryuhou climbed to his feet, thankful for the momentary safety he received from standing in the eye of Ichigo's proverbial storm, the energy field deflecting the incoming arrows. As Ichigo charged into action, he held back, studying their for from a distance; the ice-wielding beast man was... worrying, for his odd technique seemed to forgo all roots in both Ninjutsu and their own energy style. After taking a moment to line up the shot, he spit with tremendous force, the bullet he had caught in his teeth launching across the distance towards the ice-user's head. Sure, at such a range, it was unlikely that it would maintain enough force to penetrate through bone, but honestly, if it so much as flinched on impact it would be all the opening that his master would need.
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Re: Shattered Reality [Arzy]

PostPosted by Ryuuchi » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:09 pm

The distraction proved more than useful, the moment the ice using Simha was hit by the bullet Ichigo moved in for the kill. The pressure he was applying on his the elite Simha's dagger suddenly died, this put the Simha off balance for a moment allowing Ichigo to drive a knee to the beastman's sides. The knee was blocked quite well, though not only did Ichigo feel a rib crack, the Simha was always launched a couple of feet back an away from the forest. Taking that opening his blade made a b line toward the icer-user's chest going cleanly through the heart and coming out the back.

As Ichigo watched the Simha fall with a sword sticking out of the chest, he moved his head to see where the other Simha was...it was just in time to partially draw his sword and block the dagger's swing aimed at his head. The Simha seemed to have speed up, it was much faster than before and seemed like it was increasing the speed each passing second.
The Simha immediately jumped back while drawing a second dagger and landing in a battle stance. It no longer seemed to have any intention of running away and hiding like before, instead it was challenging Ichigo, with bloodshot eyes and heavy breathing...it seemed like the same bloodlust the ones had before was taking control of its actions. It was interesting, Ichigo liked the beast's attitude and style thus he complied with the challenge with charging forward first. Holding his sword in just one hand Ichigo swung vertically down at the Simha, it quickly spun to the left and aimed a spinning back kick to Ichigo's face which was narrowly dodged on purpose allowing him to grab the Simha's leg, however before he could make another attack the Simha jumped and nearly landed a kick to Ichigo's face with the other leg. Ichigo dodged the second kick but releasing the other leg in the process, but then the Simha wasn't done, it took advantage of the momentum to spin once more and aim his daggers at Ichigo. Luckily Ichigo rose his sword fast enough to not only block the blades but also drive a push kick into the Simha's stomach sending it flying back once again. The swordsman followed the opponent immediately, executing another downward slash at the Simha as it landed but unlike last time it blocked the sword with both blades, the sheer force of the attack sending the large beastman down to one knee, even though Ichigo was still only using one arm to swing his sword.
Ichigo was smiling the whole time, he was enjoying it even though he was much stronger than the Simha, the beastman's skill and style were interesting...plus it knew it was weaker but still had the balls to face him head-on. He applied a little more pressure to the blade making the edge grow menacingly close to the Simha's snout but it was then that something caught his attention. Ichigo had grown a bit distracted and only then did he notice the power that was right above them.

He ignored the Simha for a moment, but he wasn't the only one, even the beastman looked in the same direction he did for in the sky above them was a man, cloaked in lightning and looking down at the group. Ichigo quickly applied an abnormal amount of strength to the blade, breaking through the Simha's blades and making a large gash on its chest.

"Tamaki!!!"

Ichigo shouted in a rage at the enemy above them and at the same time he swung his now energy clad sword, releasing a large blade of purple energy toward the man. The man did not move an inch, he simply held out his hand protected by an armor of energy and lightning and simply grabbed the blade and sending it flying in a different direction.


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The Onigami group finally managed to exit the storm right into the calm area roofed by the giant physics defying island in the sky. They moved fast and efficiently, using Tenmichi to reach the island while discarding their unneeded clothing. Once they landed the group's faces were finally revealed completely, one was none other than Onigami Tamaki, Captain of the 1st Squad, another went by the name of Onigami Yuki, Captain of the 10th Squad and temporary Captain of the 9th. The others wore clothing similar to Tamaki, each with the lower half of their faces covered, that clothing was something only the members of the 1st Squad used...a special operations squad with each member having power that could possibly rival a captain.

"Thank f.ucking God...I was tired of that f.ucking storm!"

Captain Yuki grunted while looking back at the spot they had come out from. He was about to comment on how hot it was on that weird island but before the words left him Captain Tamaki intervened.

"They stopped. I'm going ahead to the sword, Yuki, Hayato and Kaede follow my energy quickly and take care of the criminals. Masato, stand guard here and eliminate every possible threat."

The three subordinates immediately confirmed their orders while Yuki simply grunted and spat on the ground. Not missing another second Tamaki drew his sword Tenchu, one of the legendary blades, and lightning imminently surrounded his body...the next moment he had vanished, moving in Ichigo and Ryuhou's direction at blinding speeds through the air, using a technique he dubbed Raijin no Mai (Lightning God's Dance).


The two rivals exchanged a couple of seconds of glares before Tamaki turned and moved along, toward the large building in the distance, formally Ichigo and Ryuhou's intended destination as well. Ichigo was just about to follow him when he suddenly noticed a massive energy trucking in their direction, there were three of them but one was far stronger than the other two and it was a familiar feeling. It was a tough choice, Tamaki was the fastest among them with his lightning techniques and he was already ahead of them in the race for the sword, on the other hand the energy that was heading in their direction was abnormally high and had a strange feeling to it.

"Ryu! Go on ahead, try to catch up to Tamaki and see if you can steal the sword before he can."

Ryuhou would never be fast enough to bridge the gap between him and a rushing Tamaki but Ichigo hoped that wherever the sword was, it would have guards that would delay Tamaki even for just a bit. He paused for a moment and then turned to his pupil again.

"Do NOT fight him! If he has the sword just forget about it and run. Now go!"

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