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Akuryo Kuroyami: Bankai. Kage no Ryu Shukun by ChikaraRyoku
Akuryo Kuroyami: Bankai. Kage no Ryu Shukun
this is my OC Akuryō Kuroyami; Akuryo Kuroyami: Rukon Resident by ChikaraRyoku using his zanpaktou's; Zanpaktou: Kage no Shihai-Sha. Spirit - Shikai by ChikaraRyoku Bankai; Kage no Ryū Shukun

Akuryō is clad in a dark armor when he activates his bankai. his entire body is covered, except for his head. five red spheres are tucked away in his armor, along with four red dragon eyes. his armor has several spikes, good for both offense and defense. the armor around his hands and feet give him powerful and sharp claws. and on his back he gains a set of dark wings, with dark red insides. these wings also have spikes. to finish his bankai, he also gains a sword with a dragon head as a guard. this blade is blade.

Abilities:
this bankai gives Akuryō enhanced physical strength and speed and gives him the ability to fly.
it also retains the basic abilities, which can be used by the sealed blade, but these can now be used much faster
影の泥棒 - Kage no dorobō - shadow thief; when Akuryō kills something with his zanpaktou; human, quincy, hollow or soul reaper; his zanpaktou also steals its shadow.
影の歩調 - Kage no Hochō - shadow step; Akuryō can, when stepping into a shadow, sink into it and come out of another shadow in the area.
影のスト - Kage no suto - shadow strike; the most lethal ability this weapon has. the shadow the blade itself casts, when it comes into contact with the enemies shadow, it will have the same effect as when the blade would hit the enemy at that spot.

Techniques:
日食 - Nisshoku - solar eclipse; during the day, Akuryō can use this technique to force a large amount of shadows to block out the light of the sun for up to seven minutes, covering the day in darkness.
月食 - Gesshoku - Lunar eclipse; during the night, Akuryō can use this technique to force a large amount of shadows to block out the light of the moon for up to seven minutes, cladding the night in darkness.
影の軍隊 - Kage no guntai - shadow army; this techniques summons out all the shadows of the ones Akuryō has killed. these shadows will swarm over the battlefield and restrict any enemy's movements
影の没落 - Kage no botsuraku - shadow downfall; this technique creates a massive field of shadows in the sky, that than falls down and crushes anything beneath it under the pressure of darkness.
影の業火 - Kage no gōka - shadow hellfire; the dragon head breathes out black flames that envelop the blade and will be shot out with each swing of the blade. whatever is hit will be burned down until nothing remains but dust.

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After leaving the last district in which he had lived with his adopted family, Akuryō had traveled around a lot in the months that followed. He had seen a lot of the soul society and many of the districts. And of each district he had seen the good and the bad. And in each district he had uncovered every criminal and, catching them in the act, he’d eliminate them. doing this, he had also uncovered criminal organizations and had taken them out singlehandedly. After he had cleared out an entire district of criminals, he moved onto the next district.

at the end of each week he send Lyna a letter to tell her in which district he was, or which district he was headed to, as well as what he had done, seen or something he had uncovered. When she replied, she usually also send a basket of food with it. as such, Akuryō suspected that every time she was just one district behind him. the messenger hawk he used to send messages had been trustworthy, something Akuryō had doubted in the beginning, since the salesperson seemed rather shady.

and after doing this for several months, people would know of his description, would know his name, as well as his nickname; Grave Digger. Akuryō had wanted other criminals to know he was coming and to possibly better their lives. As such, with each criminal he found and killed, he would dig a grave and burry the criminal on the place he had killed them. sometimes, when sitting in a more shady bar in disguise, he heard his name along with the grave digger. Some people were wondering who would be the next victim. Some people even wondered; who would be more dangerous; Akuryō or Yachiru. And he wondered the same thing.

as it was getting dark, Akuryō left his rented room through his window, taking his Zanpaktou and his shovel with him. he was in a new rukon district tonight and wondered what kind of scum he would encounter tonight. As the lights were being put out, less and less people could be seen on the streets. However, through his work as a vigilante, as well as his sense of spirit energy, Akuryō could usually tell when a criminal or more were out. And tonight he smelled three dirty rats.

as he walked through the shadows, he heard smothered screams and as he turned a corner, he saw a woman being dragged into a dead end alley. Two men dragged her and two men remained on guard at the entrance. Finding no need to hide, he simply stepped out of the shadows and walked straight toward them. the moment they saw him, both men drew their swords and silently rushed to kill him. things didn’t go as they normally did. Usually when someone saw them attacking, he would turn around screaming. This man calmly walked up to them, before walking by them. the only thing they noticed when he did was that he held a sword in his hands. But as they had walked up to them he hadn’t held a sword. So when had he drawn it? as blood spouted from their throats, both men fell to the ground.

Akuryō entered the alley where he saw the woman was pinned to the wall at the end, while both men were stripping her and fondling her. the men looked back. They had heard their comrades leave and had assumed they had now just returned. Instead they saw this tall stranger. And this man held a sword. One of the men turned around and drew a wakizashi. But as he took a step forward, he fell to the ground, suddenly feeling a hole in the middle of his body. He didn’t even notice this guy stabbing him. how fast was this guy?

the other guy also drew a wakizashi, but held it at the girl’s throat, ‘hold it right there if you want her to live!’ however, Akuryō didn’t stop walking. The man started shaking, why did this guy not stop?! He nervously grinned, ‘maybe you want to join in, is that it? sure, you can join me in fucking this fine piece of ass!’ he pulled the girl’s remaining clothes away with his free hand, showing her naked body, before grabbing in between her legs. The girl tried to scream, but stopped as she felt the man’s blade on her throat.

the man grinned as he saw Akuryō’s blade go down, ‘glad to know you’re into this sort of thing. You really are,…’ he stopped mid sentence, as he noticed the shovel this large man carried with him, ‘you,… you’re the grave digger!’ in a quick swing, the man fell to the ground, following his right hand, which had been cut off first. The naked woman stumbled away in horror and shock. Akuryō stuck his Zanpaktou and shovel into the ground and walked toward her. she closed her eyes in fear, not knowing what this monster was going to do to her. however, as she felt her own clothing draped around her shoulders, she looked up. Where before she had seen the cold dark face of a killer, now she saw a warm caring face, followed by a soft gentle voice, ‘please go home. These men won’t bother you, or anyone else, ever again.’ she nodded and stumbled away, covering herself in her own clothes, still in shock about what had just happened to her.

the next morning, when this woman reported to the soul reapers of this rukon district what had happened to her and where. And as they went to look, they indeed found four graves that had been recently dug. They knew the grave digger only went after criminals, but they wondered why he dug all those graves.

as Akuryō continued to travel, he also continued to train with his Zanpaktou. Kage no Shihai-Sha had taught him several techniques and when hollows showed up in the soul society, Akuryō had tested them out on them. and with him owning his Zanpaktou for eight months now, combined with his daily training, his spiritual pressure had grown enormously. Lyna, who indeed followed Akuryō and remained one district behind him, could feel his power even from one district away. she knew only a few soul reapers who had such power. She had tried to train herself and her power had grown. But compared to him, her power seemed insignificant.

as the ninth month since him possessing a Zanpaktou came to an end, Kage no Shihai-Sha contacted him. it had been since the end of the first two months that Kage had contacted Akuryō. It had taught his master how to use Jinzen, the true way to commune with one’s Zanpaktou. Placing one’s Zanpaktou on one’s lap, or stabbing it in the ground in front of your lap. Than the soul reaper in question focused their spirit into the Zanpaktou. Now Kage summoned its master back into their inner world on its own.

Akuryō look up at his tall Zanpaktou spirit as both of them held their swords, ‘what is it? you haven’t summoned me in a while. Usually I come to you.’ Kage nodded, ‘I know Akuryō. But I’ve felt our connection grow stronger and stronger with each talk. I’m proud to serve such a strong and vicious master.’ Akuryō smiled, ‘I’m glad to hear that. but I don’t think that’s all you wanted to tell me.’ the Zanpaktou nodded and replied, ‘through our stronger connection I have felt that the next step, the next phase, has opened up to us.’ Akuryō’s smile grew into a grin and he locked blades with Kage, ‘do tell Kage. What path has opened? Is it worth walking?’ Kage nodded and exchanged a few powerful strikes with his master, ‘certainly. It’s called the Bankai! The joust blade with skull guard is called the Shikai, you know this.’ Akuryō nodded, blocked Kage’s attack and countered, taking the offensive again, ‘yes. Your Shikai is your true form. The form your blade can take when I call out your name.’

Kage nodded, jumped back, spun around, before launching forward. Akuryō parried it, before pushing his Zanpaktou back and launching a forward slash. Kage blocked and continued, ‘the Bankai is the final stage of the Zanpaktou. You are ready for it.’ Akuryō grinned, ‘is that why you brought me in here? So you and I can fight, so I can obtain it?’ Kage chuckled, ‘I wouldn’t make it that easy for you. where would the fun be in that!’

both fighters jumped back, adjusted their footing and locked blades again, as Kage continued, ‘it’s actually the other way around the Bankai is obtained. Not in here, but out there. Where I brought you in here, you must bring me out into the material world. Use your power to materialize me. than your Bankai training can begin. Akuryō nodded and pulled back, before returning to his body.

the next day, he traveled to a nice wide open field. There was lots of room to move around and even to fight. He was close enough to both rukon districts to move there and buy some food while he also received another basket of food from Lyna. He drew his Zanpaktou and started to focus. This time he had to do the opposite thing of Jinzen. This time he didn’t have to focus his spirit into the blade, this time he had to focus his Zanpaktou spirit out of the blade. It took him a few tries that were fruitless, before getting a result. But even when he achieved results, he only managed small pieces of clothing that didn’t stick around for long. As such, Akuryō kept on trying and trying. Day in, day out. He only took care of criminals when he happened on them. he didn’t hunt them down anymore. Only after a month of this intensive training did he finally manage to fully summon his Zanpaktou.

Kage looked around as he walked over the field. For several kilometers there was no one to be seen. And both rukon districts that could be reached by this road were out of sight as well. he nodded, ‘this is a perfect place to train Akuryō. I hope you’re ready. Obtaining Bankai can take a long time. And it takes a long time to master it as well. but compared to the Shikai, the Bankai’s power can be five to ten times greater.’ Akuryō smiled, ‘now that’s some good news! Let’s begin.’

Akuryō took a fighting position. But as he did, Kage lifted up his right sleeve and sucked in the blade his master held. It disappeared from his hands. Kage nodded and knelt down and put both sleeve covered hands on the ground. As he did, the entire field around them started to slowly be covered in shadows, until finally everything was covered in darkness. The only things that could be seen were Akuryō and Kage no Shihai-Sha. Akuryō looked around him, ‘impressive field Kage, but how am I supposed to fight without a weapon. In Jinzen I usually fight you. so I’m guessing now we have to fight as well.’ Kage nodded, ‘that’s correct. But as I’m no longer in that blade you just held, it wouldn’t do you any good. So, allow me to show you what this shadow field is for.’

Kage stood up again and held out its right arm. And from the shadowy ground, a spear rose up and Kage took it in hand, ‘this field is like an entire arsenal. It’s filled with your spirit energy and mine. We can both summon any weapon from it we want. And with each weapon we can use my Shikai’s techniques. But only one weapon can defeat me. that weapon is your Bankai. Find it within your mind, summon it and use it to defeat me. if you can defeat me, I’ll enter your weapon and make your Bankai complete. But, I won’t let you take it easy. Just like in Jinzen, I will fight you without holding anything back!’ Akuryō nodded, held out his hand and summoned a large blade joust blade into his hands. For a moment everything was silent, the next moment clashing weapons could be heard.

as both fighters were pushed back after the first clash, both Kage’s spear and Akuryō’s sword shattered. He held out both his hands and summoned up two black katana and rushed over to Kage, swinging both weapons at him. Kage summoned up a black shield and a broadsword, blocking the katana with his shield, before countering with a wide swing. Akuryō pulled back one of his blades and blocked the incoming attack, before pushing it down and countering. Kage swung his shield sideways, blocking it, before pushing it forward, forcing Akuryō back, before jumping back, himself, as well.

the battle continued for the rest of the day and both fighters managed to shatter more of the other’s creations, as well as get some hits in on their opponent. However, when Akuryō hit Kage no Shihai-Sha, he noticed that whatever was under that cloak was tough. For not one of his slashes had drawn blood. while Kage’s slashes had drawn some blood. as they ended fighting, Kage drew in the shadow field, turned back into a sword and fell down next to its master. before eating his dinner, he patched up his wounds and rested for the night. He would try again tomorrow.

Lyna, who had watched the battle in the shadows from a distance had seen how much blood Aku had lost. As such, the next morning she went to the soul reapers in charge of this rukon district and asked if one of them could teach her the basics of healing kido, so she could heal the people she cared about. She knew her power could never reach as high as Akuryō’s, nor could she use it as violently as he did. But she knew that he needed help. She didn’t know why he was fighting his Zanpaktou like this, but if he continued, his wounds would never fully close and would never get the chance to heal. So, this was her way she could train and help him at the same time.

as such, both of them trained like that for an entire week. Akuryō had summoned an enormous arsenal of weapons against Kage and his Zanpaktou had countered each weapon. He had known his Zanpaktou was strong, but he hadn’t expected this training battle would become so one sided. As the seventh battle came to an end, Akuryō wore nothing more than his loincloth and bandages. He patched up the new wounds and rested as much as he could. His body had been pushed to its limit. Seven days of intense fighting like this. maybe tomorrow he should take a break. As he went to sleep, for a moment he thought he felt something familiar.

as he woke up the next morning, he felt better than ever, like he had been completely reborn. All of the bandages had been removed and all his wounds had been healed. He didn’t even have any scars. His body didn’t ache from any strain he had felt before. and almost better, a new kimono and Hakama had been placed next to him with a note on it. a letter from Lyna, wishing him the best in his training and that she was always with him in spirit. And the best part, a new basked with food next to the clothes. He got dressed, ate, had a small warming up, before materializing Kage no Shihai-Sha once again. the spirit nodded, ‘I see your body has recovered. Let’s see how well you do today Akuryō.’

as the fight continued, Akuryō noticed; “not only do I have all my strength back, I’m even stronger than before!” as such, the clashes from the weapons he used landed much harder than before. but unlike the first week, Akuryō now also used something extra. So long as he could think of it, he could summon it from these shadows. As such, he also summoned beasts from these shadows. And as one of his beasts attacked Kage no Shihai-Sha, Akuryō used a weapon to aid in the attack. however, Kage managed to cut down every last one of the summoned beasts and shatter each weapon Akuryō conjured up. That being said, Akuryō had shattered some of his Zanpaktou’s conjured weapons as well and get in some good hits as well.

as another week passed by, Akuryō had become quite flexible in his thinking and summoning of complex shadow constructs. For his defense he could even summon an entire castle around him. and all the beasts he had summoned were just as capable of using his Shikai’s abilities. Kage no Yorumungando; it gathered spirit energy, before sending it out as a massive wriggling serpent. Kage no Fenriru; it summoned a massive fang around the weapon being used, increasing the slashing and piercing attacks and extending the reach of the attack. Kage no Jigoku; by stabbing the weapon into the ground a large amount of shadow spikes would erupt from the ground. As he was thinking this, something came to mind which he could try tomorrow.

as he went to sleep, Lyna snuck toward him. she too had been training this second week, improving her healing kido. She healed all his wounds. Left new clothes for him, along with a basket of food. But as she was about to leave she heard his voice, ‘thanks Lyna. I appreciate this.’ she looked back, saw his eyes were closed, but she also saw the smile on his face. she leaned toward him and as his last greeting to her, she kissed his forehead, ‘just make sure you win.’ As she left, he silently said, “I will. Don’t you worry.”

the next morning, Akuryō stood in front of his Zanpaktou with a determined face. he had decided; today was the day he would beat his Zanpaktou. And he had already thought up how he would do it. but first some tests. He gathered the shadows around him, sending waves and pulses through the large shadow field. Out from these weaves rose a large swirling shadow serpent. And Akuryō took a large one sided blade in hand.

she serpent launched itself at Kage at great speed, swirled around it and attacked with both its tail and head, following Akuryō’s mental commands, while he himself also attacked with his blade. Kage countered with two massive spiked and curved blades. He spun around, blocking and attacking simultaneously, before using Kage no Fenriru and Kage no Jigoku simultaneously to drive back Akuryō and to strike down the serpent. However, Akuryō’s blade had not shattered yet.

next up, Akuryō conjured up a large shadow wolf, having a mouth full of sharp shadow fangs. The wolf ran fast, using its fangs and claws and its speed to great effect, while Akuryō joined in, backing up the wolf and covering it. this really seemed to pressure Kage no Shihai-Sha. However, after ten minutes of putting him under pressure, he pushed back Akuryō and sliced the wolf to bits. He turned to his master, ‘so, what’s next. A massive serpent, a giant wolf, I’m curious as to what you summon next.’ Akuryō nodded, ‘watch closely!’

next up, a creature made out of shadow spikes rose up from the field, sliding over the shadows on its spiky legs and with each step it send out waves of Kage no Jigoku. And Akuryō backed up this hellish spiky creation with his own blade. And this creation could also use its spiky arms for piercing and stabbing. Another round of putting Kage no Shihai-Sha under pressure. But, like before, he still won. The Zanpaktou shook his head, ‘these were impressive weapons. But even they can’t overcome me.’ Akuryō grinned, ‘they can. I’m not done yet!’

more and larger waves spread through the shadow field and around Akuryō rose up the massive shadow serpent, the large shadow wolf and the shadow spike creature. And he still held the sword he had started with today. Kage took a step backwards, before watching how Akuryō initiated his attack. the four backed up the other’s attacks and Kage no Shihai-Sha was put under maximum pressure this time. His weapons were shattered, he was knocked around, cut, slashed, pierced and thrown to the ground. However, he still stood up and summoned large spinning disks of shadows, launching a large amount of them, shredding the three creations to bits. But as he tried to shatter Akuryō’s blade, he failed, as Akuryō shattered the rings Kage fired at him.

Akuryō nodded and re-summoned the three creations he had just lost. Kage didn’t seem to understand, ‘why summon them again? I just showed you that either separately or together, I can best them!’ Akuryō nodded, ‘I know that. I probably knew it before I tried. But I needed to try. These three are manifestations of the three attacks my Shikai can use. But now, one final trick! Don’t blink.’ The three creatures sunk back into the shadows and Akuryō dropped his sword as well, letting it sink into the shadows, before letting himself sink into the shadows as well. the next moment, massive waves went through the shadow field, before Akuryō resurfaced in an armor that had spikes, claws and wings. And in his hands he held a blade with a dragon head as a guard, ‘this is a combination of all four creations, with myself!’

Akuryō dashed forward and attacked. Kage summoned four massive weapons and used the shadows of the ground to swing them at Akuryō. However, his master shattered all four weapons, cut through the shadows and struck down Kage no Shihai-Sha as well, pinning it to the ground. The Zanpaktou started to chuckle as the shadow field streamed back into him, ‘well done Akuryō. This is your Bankai. Now all it needs is me, to fully fuel it!’ after saying that, he disappeared into the armor Akuryō wore and the sword he wielded. Akuryō closed his eyes for a moment, hearing a name whispered in his ear, before opening his eyes, ‘Bankai; Kage no Ryū Shukun!’
Good and Evil: Chapter 19. Bankai
Akuryō takes out criminals on his solo journey, before hearing from his zanpaktou about the Bankai

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Hey friends, watchers and other people who happen to just drop by my journal; welcome. I’m back again for my usual discussions of one of my favorite manga; Bleach. So, without any further ado, let’s get to it.

Bleach 641; Baby, hold your hand 4

the evolution of Pernida has finally been explained and as such, it’s abilities seem to be able to evolve so long as it has an enemy. Nemu gived Mayuri the drug to regrow his arm. He takes it and attacks Pernida again, coming up with a strategy, needing Nemu’s help to pull it off. he spreads something over the area to affect Pernida’s nerves, while Pernida has two extra arms out. All three of them shoot arrows at him. while they do that, Nemu injects a coagulating drug into the nerves, to kill pernida. However, while the two extra left arms die, the moment it affects Pernida’s thumb, it cuts it off. as it speaks, Mayuri realizes it’s talking like Zaraki. Mayuri than concludes Pernida takes in information from everything it touches with its nerves. He tries to warn Nemu while Pernida regrows an arm and sheds its own skin, like Mayuri’s Bankai was capable of doing. Nemu realizes her father is in more danger than she is and rushes over to help him.
this battle is awesome. Mayuri has to really work hard to get the upper hand on this opponent. Where I found Pernida strange before, I find it a cool creature now. I’m looking forward to more of this battle.
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Zanpaktou: Kage no Shihai-Sha. Spirit - Shikai by ChikaraRyoku
Zanpaktou: Kage no Shihai-Sha. Spirit - Shikai
this is my OC Akuryō Kuroyami; Akuryo Kuroyami: Rukon Resident by ChikaraRyoku his Zanpaktou
at the bottom you see the sealed zanpaktou; black and grey hilt, guard and blade; black edge and silver blunt side. above the hilt; the guard.
the Zanpaktou spirit; a tall being that's nearly three meter tall, wrapped in a dark cloak, covering its head with a hood, leaving its face hidden in shadows, except for two red eyes.
on the right, the shikai; a combination between a joust and a blade. a long hilt, a skull guard, from which the weapon sprouts. while the pointy end is dangerous, its sides are sharp too

Abilities:
Sealed; (he doesn't have to say the name of these abilities to use them; thinking them is enough)
影の泥棒 - Kage no dorobō - shadow thief; when Akuryō kills something with his zanpaktou; human, quincy, hollow or soul reaper; his zanpaktou also steals its shadow.
影の歩調 - Kage no Hochō - shadow step; Akuryō can, when stepping into a shadow, sink into it and come out of another shadow in the area.
影のスト - Kage no suto - shadow strike; the most lethal ability this weapon has. the shadow the blade itself casts, when it comes into contact with the enemies shadow, it will have the same effect as when the blade would hit the enemy at that spot.

Shikai; (it keeps the abilities it had when it was sealed)
影のヨルムンガンド - Kage no yorumungando - Shadow Jormungand; Akuryō sends his spirit energy into his weapon as he pulls it back. when he thrusts his weapon forward, he sends out a large wriggling stream of dark spirit energy, capable of piercing many targets in a row.
影のフェンリル - Kage no fenriru - Shadow Fenrir; Akuryō gathers his spirit energy within his zanpaktou, forming it into a large fang around the blade. as Akuryō swings his weapon, anything his weapon cuts; physical or shadow, is torn to pieces.
影の地獄 - Kage no jigoku - shadow hell; Akuryō stabs his weapon into the ground and pours his spirit energy into it, sending out a large black circle of spirit energy, connecting to any shadow it can find, making it grow larger. when he finds the circle if big enough, or he can't reach any further, he'll push his weapon further into the ground with a burst of spirit energy, making spikes shoot out at any location he wishes in the shadow field.

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Five years had passed after that day and a lot of things happened. more bandits had showed up and Akuryō, who had started practicing in sword fighting, dispatched every criminal that crossed his path and tried to harm his adopted family. Other than that, he and his adopted family had moved from one district to another five times by this point. The reason for that was a demon who was on the loose; Yachiru Unohana.

she had been moving from one district to another, would challenge all warriors in that town and slaughter them. she usually only needed one slash for that. her lust for fighting for its own sake drove her to move from district to district and kill all who could fight. Soul reapers had tried to stop her, but they too had been killed. Yachiru wasn’t only a deadly swordswoman, she also had a high level of spirit energy. this combination was what made her so scary. And, while Akuryō wouldn’t mind fighting her, he wouldn’t leave his family alone either to hunt down this Yachiru.

as they arrived in a new district, along with many other people who were on the run for Yachiru, they also saw some people dressed like nobles. And they frowned upon all these new people. and they didn’t mind talking out loud about how filthy these commoners looked. Akuryō wouldn’t mind teaching those people a lesson, but Hayashin and Lyna stopped him from doing that. as such, he went with them to look for a new place to live.

they found a small cottage at the edge of the district and moved in. it was always a bit difficult to get used to the new house. But they always managed. As they had walked to their house, Akuryō had noticed more than the noble douche bags. Criminals, yakuza and other scum had also noticed them move into this Rukon district. And he disliked the looks they were giving him and his family.

as he expected, in the following week, three bands of criminals attacked, wanting to kidnap the women, or just kill them all. However, all three groups were quickly dispatched by Akuryō and his blade. Lyna still found it hard to watch Aku when he fought. But watch him she did. To see him fight, strike hard and merciless, to see him move his blade, with that smile on his face; it was both inspiring and frightening. Even so, as she cared for Akuryō as a member of her family and she knew more about him than just his side as a fighter.

after they had been in this rukon district for three weeks, something new happened. Akuryō and Lyna were doing some shopping for dinner and Nanako and Koko were doing some cloth shopping, while Hayashin looked after their house. As they walked over the market, Akuryō saw some commotion up ahead and sensed some violent waves of spirit energy. he walked toward it and Lyna remained at the fruit stall, before asking him, ‘Aku; mangos or melons?’ as she didn’t get a response, she looked where Akuryō was, only to see him closing in on a fight. She left the fruit for what it was and followed him.

Akuryō looked at the fight, which was between one soul reaper and five yakuza members. And because it was such an uneven fight, the outcome had already been determined. The soul reaper was a good fighter, but so were the five yakuza men. Akuryō watched as the final attack was launched. Three men blocked the soul reapers attack and ways of retreat, while the other two stabbed him through the chest. As they pulled back their swords, the leader of the bunch picked up the soul reaper’s Zanpaktou. He had a victorious and vicious smile on his face, ‘and now we are invincible! With the power of a soul reaper on our side, no one can take us!’ the other four members also cheered, until they heard the scoffing noise of one of the by standers.

as they looked, they saw a giant of a men, taller than two meter with long red hair and a sword at his side. The leader of the bunch pointed the Zanpaktou at Akuryō, ‘is there a problem red head?’ Akuryō shook his head, ‘not at all. I just find it hilarious that you call yourself invincible. If you were truly invincible, you wouldn’t have needed four men extra to take on that soul reaper. It shows your cowardice. And, seeing the fight, had you brought one men less, the soul reaper would have won the fight.’

the yakuza men grinned viciously as this men insulted them and their leader pointed the stolen Zanpaktou at Akuryō’s sword, ‘I can see you carry a sword as well. if you think you can do it, why don’t you try and take this Zanpaktou from my dead body!’ all five men were ready to continue fighting. Akuryō grinned and put his hand on the hilt of his blade, before feeling two hands around his right wrist. As he looked back, he saw Lyna stand there. She shook her head with fear in her eyes. She had never seen Aku do something like this. usually he fought to protect his family. But now he seemed to be picking a fight, just to fight.

he smiled and continued to draw his blade. As he did, she released his wrist and took a scared step backwards. Akuryō looked at the five yakuza men, who all attacked him simultaneously. He saw their attacks coming, saw how slow they moved and moved in between them, making two quick slashes. As the five men reached the point where he had stood, two men fell to the ground. The other three turned around, but too late. Akuryō had moved back to his previous position and struck down another two men. Now only the leader, who held the Zanpaktou, remained. Akuryō smiled, ‘I guess this shows how invincible you are.’

the yakuza leader stepped forward with an angry slash attack, only to step into Akuryō’s blade. The giant pulled his blade back and took the Zanpaktou from him as well. as he sheathed his blade, he turned around to the beaten soul reaper and knelt down beside him and put the man’s Zanpaktou on his chest. The man was half conscious, looked at it and smiled, ‘you beat them. … you,… combining your skill… and… your power with a Zanpaktou,… it could make you;… invincible. My Zanpaktou;… it is,… still…. an Asauchi. You… take it with you. let it become your Zanpaktou. That is…. my… my last… wish!’ and with that, he closed his eyes.

two other soul reapers who had noticed the fighting had come as well and had seen how their comrade had been defeated in dishonest combat and how this man had avenged his honor. And now their comrade’s last wish; it had to be honored. The woman of the two stepped forward and knelt down next to her dead comrade, ‘you better do as he said. Last wishes must always be honored. Take that blade with you and let it become your Zanpaktou.’ The male soul reaper knelt down next to her, ‘we’ll take our comrade back with us and make sure he gets a worthy cremation.’ Akuryō nodded and took the Zanpaktou in hand again, as well as the dead soul reaper’s sheath. He sheathed the weapon and put it under his sash.

as he and Lyna walked back home, Lyna understood why Akuryō had picked a fight. He had done it to avenge the soul reaper who had been killed. And now he had gained a Zanpaktou in the process. As they ate dinner that evening, Akuryō and Lyna told what had happened. and at the end of the story, Akuryō returned the sword Hayashin had given to him, since he now had his Zanpaktou. The old man understood. But with the battles he had witnessed between Akuryō and the criminals, having seen how his adopted son fought with a smile, he wondered what kind of Zanpaktou it would become.

as a few more weeks passed by, Akuryō dispatched more criminals who were after his Zanpaktou and he had trained with his Zanpaktou as well. he kept it at his side always and made sure to take as good care of it as he had done as his previous blade. As he did this, his soul became imprinted on the weapon and one night, Akuryō found himself waking up. But as he did, he was not at the place where he had fallen asleep. As he stood up and looked around, he saw nothing but darkness.

as he tried looking at himself, he only saw a vague shadowy form. As he started to walk, he heard splashing noises. As he reached down, he felt a wet substance; it could be water. as he thought this, he heard something moving behind him. he turned around and put his hand on his Zanpaktou. To his relieve it was still at his side. As he drew it, he heard a soft chuckle. But it came from a voice unlike any he had heard before.

he took a step back and took a stance. For some reason he had the feeling that, while he couldn’t see what was out there, whatever it was could see him. the chuckle continued, soft, like it was the voice of the wind. But the chuckled carried a dark presence. And the chuckle was moving around. As it did, Akuryō kept moving to face it, sword forward. But he noticed something else. Whenever he moved, the watery substance under his feet sloshed and splashed. But when the creature in the dark moved, which he could only follow through its laughter, he heard no noise of water.

he cleared his throat, ‘what are you?’ the chuckling stopped, before the dark windy voice replied, ‘what? What what? What a rude thing to say. Shouldn’t you ask who are you?’ Akuryō shrugged, ‘maybe I should. But I can’t see you.’ the voice stayed silent for a moment, before speaking again, ‘so, you can’t see me. the darkness of this world still covers your eyes. Well then, I wonder if you could even hear my name.’ Akuryō stepped toward the voice, ‘I can hear you speaking. Why wouldn’t I hear your name?’ the voice chuckled, ‘probably because you can’t see me. but very well. my name is;…’ Akuryō waited, but heard nothing, ‘are you just playing with me? or did you just say your name?’

the voice chuckled, ‘as I thought; you can’t hear my name yet. But you should have figured out who I am by now.’ Akuryō looked at the vague shadow of the sword in his hands, ‘am I holding you? are you my Zanpaktou?’ the voice chuckled, ‘you got it Akuryō. I am your Zanpaktou. I’ll continue to try and talk to you. soon enough you’ll see more of your inner world. And once that happens, you’ll also see me. and then you should hear my name.’ Akuryō nodded, ‘and once I know that, I can release my Zanpaktou into Shikai; right?’ It remained silent, until the voice replied, ‘sorry, I nodded. Yes, than you can release your Shikai.’

as Akuryō woke up, he remembered his visit to his inner world, but made sure to keep that to himself. And as he continued training, he made sure to send his spirit energy into the blade to enhance the force of his strikes. He needed to be as close to his Zanpaktou as he could to get a better bond with it. and as he did so, every night he returned to his inner world and, while the darkness of his inner world seemed to be moving, Akuryō could start to see the black figure of his Zanpaktou spirit moving around from time to time. And, to get a better understanding of each other, they fought in that darkness.

it was difficult at first, but every new fight, Akuryō began to get more of a feel for his opponent in the darkness and could predict from where the next attack would come. and after a month of training like this in his inner world while his body slept, as well as training himself while he was awake, the darkness cleared out more and more. However, some of the darkness stayed. His inner world was made up of many long dark pillars which cast long shadows. And at the end of the row of pillars there was a large black throne. And this throne rested on a pile of skeletons. And the watery substance turned out to be blood that flowed in between the pillars, all over the ground. But instead of shocking Akuryō, he had a strange feeling of nostalgia, as if he had come home.

as for his Zanpaktou spirit, it stood in front of the pile of skeletons underneath the throne. It was tall, taller than him. it was about three meters in height and wore a black cloak. This cloak enveloped its entire body. The sleeves were so long that the also covered its hands. But the blade it held could be seen, sticking out of the wide sleeve. Completing the cloak was a black hood, which shrouded the face of his Zanpaktou in shadows. Only two shining red eyes could be seen.

the Zanpaktou chuckled, ‘it seems you can finally fully see all your surroundings and me. now, let’s see if you can also hear my name. my name is; Kage no Shihai-Sha. Nice to officially meet you; Akuryō Kuroyami.’ Akuryō nodded, ‘likewise. Now, let’s see,…’ he drew his Zanpaktou and held it in his right hand, placing his left hand on the blade, ‘now rule over the shadows; Kage no Shihai-Sha.’ His Zanpaktou was enveloped by black spirit energy, shrouding it as it took on its Shikai form. As the shadows on the blade faded, Akuryō could see his weapon’s true form.

it was a combination between a joust and a blade. It had a long handle, before connecting to a large skull. This skull had its mouth open and the round joust blade stuck out from it. the sides of the weapon had some spine coverings. It was a black weapon, except for the bones. His Zanpaktou spirit chuckled, before releasing the weapon he held into Shikai, without uttering a word. Well, he was the weapon he held, so that didn’t seem all that necessary. As the two of them fought once more, both combatants finally able to completely see each other, Akuryō knew that his lessons were now beginning. Now he would learn how to truly use his Zanpaktou.

while it was a large weapon and the wielder was a large man, it seemed most likely that this weapon was for strong thrusts, wide swings and hard hits from above. However, as Akuryō and Kage fought, the Zanpaktou showed that the large weapon could also be used for small jabs and short swings, showing how effective they were, if the technique was executed precisely enough and with enough strength, while not too much.

as a month of training like this went by, both in his inner world and while he was awake, Lyna watched him in amazement. He wasn’t following classes at the Genryuu school for soul reapers, yet his skills were so high. And his true skills could be tested as that month came to an end. In this month, no criminal or people from the yakuza came to attack him. Akuryō had shows his great strength and skills and the control over his Zanpaktou. During the afternoon, a Garganta opened up in the middle of the rukon district and a swarm of hollows streamed into town. The soul reapers of this district rushed in immediately, but found themselves overwhelmed by the numbers of hollows. There was only five of them and there were about twenty five hollows. And the hollows were also strong.

Akuryō, sensing the danger, grabbed his Zanpaktou and rushed over to the hollows. Lyna wished she could follow, but knew she would only get in his way. Where she had trained as well, to get stronger, the more she trained, the more she realized she was falling behind. And as she saw Aku rush towards the hollows, she saw his black spirit energy flare out of his body and felt his spiritual pressure fill the air. It was an enormous amount. The soul reapers and hollows could also feel the enormous power that was drawing near, but neither side knew what to make of it.

the power was so dark and so aggressive that it could just as well be a hollow. But as Akuryō arrived, two soul reapers recognized him, but couldn’t believe how great his power had become in just two months of wielding his Zanpaktou. As he stood on their side, they found new resolve and fought with renewed strength. As for the hollows, they were cut down mercilessly by the soul reapers and Akuryō. But where his purifying the hollows seemed to go normally, his Zanpaktou had an added addition, because of its dark power. When it killed an opponent, it would steal said opponent’s shadow and take it into the blade.

at the end of the battle, all the hollows had been taken care of, the Garganta closed and none of the soul reapers had died. But what the soul reapers of this district had noticed was, where all five of them had released their Shikai to increase their power, Akuryō had fought with his sealed Zanpaktou. As he went home, he had made his decision. But his family didn’t much like it; he wished to travel on his own through the rukon districts. He wished to see more of the soul society and see what he could do at other places.

Hayashin didn’t like to see his adopted son go, but he also knew he couldn’t stop him. Akuryō hadn’t asked for permission. He had simply stated what he was going to do. Nanako knew this as well and accepted it. on the day of his departure Koko gave Akuryō a tight goodbye hug, wishing her adopted brother the best of luck. Lyna also hugged him, but she didn’t let him go. He hugged her back and lifted her up of the ground, whispering into her ear, ‘don’t worry Lyna, I remember my promise and I will keep it. no matter what enemy I face, I will survive.’ He put her down again, but she still didn’t let him go. She stepped a little closer to him and stood on her toes, whispering into his ear, ‘make sure to send messages,… every few weeks or so. I want to know how you’re doing.’ He nodded and, in a surge of affection, he kissed her forehead, ‘I promise.’

as he kissed her forehead, she let go of him and stepped back with a blush on her face. he smiled, waved one last time and left. his four adopted family members waved for a long time, but Lyna kept standing on the road until she could no longer see him. she just hoped this wasn’t the last time she had seen him. for she wasn’t done with him yet.
Good and Evil: Chapter 18. Kage no Shihai-Sha
Akuryō continues to fight and in doing so protects his family. in one fight, defending a soul reaper's honor, he obtains a zanpaktou

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Bleach 641; Baby, hold your hand 4

the evolution of Pernida has finally been explained and as such, it’s abilities seem to be able to evolve so long as it has an enemy. Nemu gived Mayuri the drug to regrow his arm. He takes it and attacks Pernida again, coming up with a strategy, needing Nemu’s help to pull it off. he spreads something over the area to affect Pernida’s nerves, while Pernida has two extra arms out. All three of them shoot arrows at him. while they do that, Nemu injects a coagulating drug into the nerves, to kill pernida. However, while the two extra left arms die, the moment it affects Pernida’s thumb, it cuts it off. as it speaks, Mayuri realizes it’s talking like Zaraki. Mayuri than concludes Pernida takes in information from everything it touches with its nerves. He tries to warn Nemu while Pernida regrows an arm and sheds its own skin, like Mayuri’s Bankai was capable of doing. Nemu realizes her father is in more danger than she is and rushes over to help him.
this battle is awesome. Mayuri has to really work hard to get the upper hand on this opponent. Where I found Pernida strange before, I find it a cool creature now. I’m looking forward to more of this battle.
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