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The Human Hollow

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The Human Hollow

Post by Human Hollow on Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:10 am

See here first:

The Basics


Name: Codenamed the "Human Hollow". Formerly Sabiruchi Tsuyosa
Species: The Human Hollow was Human.
Race: She is a Hollow.
Gender: She still identifies as female
Date of Birth: October 30th, 2017, she became a Hollow.
Organization and Rank: The Human Hollow belongs to no organization.

Height: As a base hollow, she stands at fifteen feet tall.
Weight: The Human Hollow weighs one thousand, three hundred and eighty nine pounds.
Hair color: She is hairless.
Eye color: She possesses no eyes.
General Appearance: Th Human Hollow is most noticable for how incredibly humanoid it appears, having two legs, arms, a developed bust and head. However, its body is all red skin-less flesh that drips blood, with carapace-pieces of Hollow-mask material covering areas of the body, such as the breast, arms, hips, thighs and calves. Her fingers, likewise, are made of mask material. However, her head itself only possesses the mask over half the face, the lower half humanoid. However, said mask is enormous, curving away on either side of her head and body as a huge crown. The mask is cracked in places, but unbroken. Red material flows from her hips as a skirt around her legs, and anything touched by this skirt is left bloodstained. A shawl of similar material is in place around her arms and back.

Base:
Menos:
Vasto Lorde:

The Psyche

Redeeming Qualities: The Human Hollow, nearly created and given life, has little in the way of redeeming qualities as she herself has not yet given thought to anything other than feeding and growing more powerful. However, some might say that in itself is admirable, for she knew immediately her weakness in this form and sought to gain power immediately.
Negative Qualities: The Human Hollow has a voracious appetite, constantly needing to feed. No matter how she gorges herself, it is never going to be enough.
Likes: All she cares for is feeding.
Dislikes: The Human Hollow retains Sabre's memories, but has an innate hate for everything she held dear. She hates the Soul Society, Gotei, the Tsuyosa and Baozhai, and mostly everyone who ever cared for Sabiruchi Tsuyosa. Her intense hatred comes from Sabre's Zanpakuto's belief that she would always secretly be hated for what she truly was, and the Human Hollow decided it would hate others before they could hate her.
General Personality: In truth, she's a pathetic thing. The Human Hollow seeks to destroy and hate others because it believes that others would do so to it. The Human Hollow is driven to grow more powerful so no other can snuff out her life, for she believes irrationally that everyone is out against her when in fact it is her actions that cause others to want to hunt her down. Beyond that, not much is known about her, as she is still attempting to find herself. It is known that whatever she is now, nothing but memories of Sabiruchi Tsuyosa remain.
Something Special: The Human Hollow's red body parts are constantly dripping blood, and this blood can burn people with low-spiritual power compared to herself, much as any other Hollow's touch.

The Power

Hollow
Hollow Type: Base Hollow
Hollow Ability Name: La Aumentada
Hollow Ability: La Aumentada allows her to consume things without physical form or mass, such as raw Reshi and some spells or Kido. After consuming a living thing, she can replace part of her own body with it if its deemed superior. In this way, her body constantly grows stronger by taking on the best parts of all her prey. For example, if a consumed Hollow had greater Heirro than herself, she can replace part of her own flesh with the victim's, increasing her own defenses.

The Past
History:

The Family Buisness
1116 AD

Sabiruchi was born to Kurokami Otome and San Surasshusōdo. San, the father, was a distant man by nature. The infant Sabiruchi was taken from her parents a mere four months after her birth. However, by the end of those four months, she had seen more bloodshed than most adults would in a lifetime.

Kurokami and San lived on the outermost region of the Rukongai. Both were potential candidates for joining the Academy, but neither had. Kurokami and San lived in a dilapidated home, an ugly brick building with blasted out windows and a leaky roof.  The infant Sabiruchi was kept in a make-shift crib in the center of the home. It was here than San and Kurokami did their work.

Kurokami and San had a list of victims a country mile long. The two worked in tandem, Kurokami, with her raven haired beauty, would lure men back to their home, where San and her would then kill and rob the men. Despite the simplicity, it was effective. San and Kurokami would occasionally switch roles, killing easily swayed gullible women. The couple used the clothing of their victims to create their own, as well as for Sabiruchi. The taken money was used to feed themselves and the baby. However, the family was by no means well fed. Sabiruchi was considered underweight by the time she was taken from her parents.

The night had been no different than any other night for the married killers. Kurokami had left shortly before dusk, venturing out into the district and surrounding ones in search of a man who looked wealthy.

The man Kurokami found was a slim, tall man found in a make-shift bar. He was older than Sabiruchi's mother, much so. Though his face was scarred, he was very nicely dressed. As such, Kurokami had offered the man "A night he'll never forget" and led the old man through the district. The walk was long, so he slowly sobered as they arrived.

The twosome walked into the dilapidated home, Kurokami leaning heavily on the man and giggling flirty. If it had not been for the sudden crying of infant Sabiruchi, the drunk man's head would have been torn clean off. However, as he turned to look towards the crying, he moved just enough for San's attack to go past him harmlessly.

The man stumbled away from Kurokami, drawing from his coat a long katana. The murderous couple held a low stance and did not appear to recognize the significance of the black coated man holding this blade. As the couple lunged at the man, he parried their hand strikes using his blade. Kurokami, who only thirty minutes ago had appeared like any decently-behaved pleasure woman, was now more like a feral animal, lashing at the man with both hands.

The two were so aggressive and fast-paced the man could not properly cast his Kido, instead resorting to his sword and kicking and shoving the two away as much as possible. However, as they fought, the couple acted faster and more aggressively. As the man was trying to shove Kurokami off him, San tried to lunge at him. However, the man, reacting on instinct, re-positioned himself just enough in the wrong direction. San's aggressive lunge impaled him upon the blade, stabbing the killer through the throat. Kurokami gave a wail at this sight and attacked with renewed vigor. However, her aggressiveness forced the Shinigami into an equally defensive position. After a long struggle, Kurokami eventually ended impaled by the blade as well, due to jumping at the sword-wielding man.

It wasn't until he stood over the bodies that the man came to notice the crying. Sabiruchi still lay in the crib, miraculously unharmed during the bloody and unfortunate deaths. The Shinigami moved to the crib and looks at the infant. She was frightfully thin, and her long brown hair was in desperate need of care. The man turned to look at the two dead people. Upon inspecting them, he realizes they bore the same deformed hands, marking them as members of a highly skilled clan of murderers whom were infamous for their savagery. Noting this, he swore under his breath.

The girl in the crib must have been the daughter of these two, though she did not have the defect that made her clan famous. The girl continued to cry and cry, probably starved for food. It didn't weigh well on his mind to abandon the child after he killed her sole providers, though he doubted even with them she'd last long. The man returned to the crib, looking in at the infant who had cried herself to sleep. Stitched into her clothing was the name Sabiruchi Otome. The man read the name aloud before lifting her from the crib, rocking her in his arms as he had done so long ago for his own family.

Which is where he should be getting back to, he had thought. Holding the infant close to him, the elderly Shinigami ran back home, deep into the Seireitei. To the house of Tsuyosa.

A Jester between Nobles
1116-1312 AD

The man was the head of the Tsuyosa family, Shinsetsuna Tsuyosa. Shinsetsuna had two grown daughters, but no son. However, he had yet to declare an Heir to the Family. When Shinsetsuna brought Sabiruchi into the Tsuyosa family, consulting the family on what to do, they were astounded. He had brought a murderer's child into their house? What if somebody found out? How could they not find out, they cried. Shinsetsuna was morally torn. He could not shame the noble name of Tsuyosa, nor could he abandon the child in a sound mind. The Tsuyosa were considered the most noble of the Four Noble Families, but the aging Shinigami couldn't just drop the child off somewhere and hope for the best. What would he even say? Against the family's better judgement, Shinsetsuna kept the child in his own children's rooms, closest to his own.

Shinsetsuna raised her as his own, without adopting her officially. Instead, if any who did not know her origins asked, he replied that he was taking care of her as a favor to a distant family. The rest of the noble family largely ignored or hated the child, not allowing their own children to interact with her. For this reason, as Sabiruchi grew older, she had very few friends, primarily servants or children from other Noble families.

For two-hundred years, Sabiruchi was taught exclusively by the head of the Tsuyosa family. Shinsetsuna taught her calligraphy, poetry, honesty and honor, as well as helped the girl nurture her already impressive spiritual power. Shinsetsuna made sure the rest of the Family was never outwardly mean to Sabre, which was his nickname for her. Sabre was taught that honor and keeping ones word was the second most important thing in the world. The first was the protection of Soul Society. This was Shinsetsuna's most important rule. He taught and could never stress enough how important it was. Never attack a Shinigami. Never break a law. Never kill a Soul unless ordered to, she's left with no choice, or they are going to break the law and cannot be restrained. Under Shinsetsuna's teachings, Sabre became fascinated by Shinigami, always asking the elderly man if she was ready for entering the Academy. For over a century he turned her down. However, one day, almost two hundred years after he brought her home, he didn't say no.

Shinsetsuna called her into his rooms, telling her to sit across the kotatsu for warmth. After the two got situated, Sabre looked to her father figure, a large smile on her face despite her otherwise respectful posture. "What is so important, Lord Shinsetsuna?"

The elderly Head of the Family looked across at her. "Sabiruchi, child. Before I give my permission for you to join the Academy, there is much I need to tell you," Sabre became very worried, for Shinsetsuna never used her full name unless she was being punished. However, her worry changed to disbelief, then horror and finally acceptance as Shinsetsuna explained her origins. He explained that, in the years after he brought her home, he looked into her parents history. They both came from a clan who lived for killing, the mutation in their forearms being their key to success. However, the clan had been on the decline in the years leading up to her unofficial adoption. Nearly ten years after her birth, she was the last member in Soul Society as far as Shinsetsuna could find out. The rest had been killed off in their battles, leaving her the only one left. As he finished, he looked at the girl. He had cared for her by himself since infancy had grown into a mid-teenager. Physically, Sabre looked sixteen and her hair was quite long, reaching her lower back. She was beautiful in most people's opinion, but she was also vain. The elderly man had to admit she was almost an adult, nearly 200 years old. "I wanted you to know this before I sent you to the Academy, Sabiruchi. I protected you as best as I could from finding out about where you came from. However, it is likely you will meet those from Rukongai who know of your parents' clan. That is something I cannot prevent. But I can prepare you for it. And, I want you to know that you are, and always will be, my daughter. You are a Tsuyosa, even if not by birth."

For a while, Sabiruchi did not speak, staring at her hands. With a final nod and shake of her head, looking to the Shinigami. "Though our names may have been different, you were always my father, Lord Shinsetsuna. With your blessing, I want to join the Academy. Please allow me to prove that I care for Soul Society, despite what the Otome clan had done. And to prove myself as a Tsuyosa."

An Honorable Path
1312-1561 AD

Sabiruchi had a remarkably easy time at the Academy. Due to her drive to impress Shinsetsuna, as well as prove her worth, she worked much harder than was required of her. Due to her hard work, years spent nurturing her Reireiyoku and her ability to grasp ideas extremely fast, she completed the six year curriculum in a mere two and a half years, only due to taking longer to master Hakuda than the other three subjects of Zanjutsu, Kido and Hoho. Her mastery with her Zanpakuto was great enough that by the start of her second year, her Asauchi had enough of her soul imprinted on it to slightly change shape, becoming thinner and shorter, signaling she was very close to learning Shikai. It was not until Shinsetsuna told her to think of her whole body as a weapon instead of solely her Zanpakuto being a weapon. The same way she could do many different strikes with her swords, her body could do the same. In the Academy, Sabiruchi excelled primarily in Kido, with a focus on Hado, the Way of Destruction. She was weaker in Kaido, Turn Way, but not enough to impair her.

Upon her early graduation, due to her skill and Shinsetsuna's influence, she was placed as the fifth seat in the First Division. However, her genius proved to work against her. Many Shinigami came to resent her, believing Shinsetsuna merely used his influence and she truly wasn't skilled enough. The four Shinigami above her acknowledged her skill, though. It was due to her skill that she was frequently asked to do favors for other Divisions in her free time.

As a Shinigami, Sabiruchi had her own source of income, as well as an allowance from Shinsetsuna. She had told the elderly Shinigami that the money was used to help with various tasks other lower ranking Shinigami were doing. This was partly so the man would believe she was making friends, and partly to hide the truth. In truth, Sabiruchi had very few friends and Sabiruchi went to Rukongai every day at dusk, heading to the various outskirt districts. She made sure to carry her Zanpakuto at all times, for she visited the districts 75-80 in all four sections of Rukongai, North, South, East and West. She would go to each District three days in a row before moving to the next. There, she used her money to buy food for the poor and gave some actual coins to a few.

Over time, Sabiruchi's skill only grew. She mastered her Shikai in ten years, having first learned to properly use it after leaving the Academy; before this, despite knowing the name she couldn't properly use Shikai due to being too out of sync with Ikite iru sabi no nami. This lead to her being able to have a Zanpakuto but no true Shikai at her graduation. Sabiruchi moved up the ranks in the First Division with ease, moving up based on her amazing progress and numerous missions to and from the World of the Living. One hundred and ten years after joining, she became the Fourth Seat. Eighty years later, the Third. Nineteen years after that, the former Second Seat perished in battle, making Sabiruchi the default Lieutenant of First Division. Despite the relatively fast movement up the Gotei ranks, her life up to this point had been relatively boring. She had a pattern. Each morning she drank tea with Shinsetsuna, then went to fulfill her duties, taking an hour each day to practice her skills in the basics, then by dusk she went to Rukongai and stayed for many hours, before returning late to the Tsuyosa Mansion to sleep.

Perhaps the most exciting thing to happen was how she developed Shikai. She had been to her Inner World many times in the ten years it took her to master the basic skill. She had gone into her Inner World by using Jinzen, mediation usually reserved for Bankai training. Her Inner World was a wasteland with large mountains of rusted metal everywhere on the baked ground, lit by three suns. Her Zanpakuto Spirit, Ikite iru sabi no nami, was a kind, gentle being. He took the form of man made of rusted metal parts from broken weapons and armor, with wood and clay holding him together. Ikite iru sabi no nami had been trying for years to teach her how to properly sync with him. Most Shinigami had no problem with this, able to use Shikai soon after learning the name. However, Sabre, for he too called her by this name, could not achieve this despite Ikite iru sabi no nami's efforts to aid her. He suggested to her that, instead of merely calling out his name, she imagine everything about the Spirit. His voice, the way he looked, his smell, the way he felt. Then, imagine him flowing through the blades in his entirety and that she should simultaneously picture herself, her energy rather, flowing into them. For the first few times of wielding the Shikai, she had to do this. However, as she grew accustomed to it, she found herself naturally growing in synchronicity with her Spirit.

However, life grew more interesting for the bored Shinigami after the untimely death of her friend and former Lieutenant. Taking up the duties of the Second Seat meant much more paper work and pushed her schedule back further and further until Sabre wasn't leaving for Rukongai until well after dark. Thirty-two years after her promotion, she was meet with embarrassment and shock when, passing through Mazai District on her way home she came across Shinsetsuna! Her caregiver had stumbled out of a building on her left, quite literally bumping into her. Sabre's face was bright red the entire way back to the Manor with the elderly Shinigami, drunk off sake and the pleasures of the whore-house. The next day, she asked Lord Shinsetsuna why he had returned to drinking when she was under the impression that he had quit years ago.

The man, in the way he had, managed to move the conversation's focus off his bad habit and rather onto the Geisha he had been with. Apparently they were being hunted down and killed by a rival group. As Shinsetsuna did not want word getting around of his bad habit, he kept the group's "expertise" to himself when he discussed it to others, but wanted Sabre to protect the Geisha who worked there. Sabre agreed quickly, however she requested he kept her visits to Rukongai a secret. In response, the man gave a crinkling smile and asked "What visits?"

Sabre had spent the following day hiding near the pleasure-house, watching the entrance in case any of the women inside left or were attacked. After a long wait, the fully grown Shinigami was rewarded with one woman, who Shinsetsuna had told her was actually in charge, left. Sabre followed the woman, watching her. Sabre witnessed her guardian had been right, for the Geisha was about to be attacked. Stepping forward, the blonde woman utter the Bakudo "Sai", pointing her index and middle finger as was required. As she swept her hand to the side, the attacker's arms became bound behind their back and they were forced to their knees. Coming up from behind the attacker, Sabre chopped them on the neck hard, causing the brute to pass out as Sabre disabled her Bakudo spell.

"My name is Sabiruchi Otome, and I was sent here to protect you. I am a close friend to one of your customers, and I'm also a Shinigami," Sabre introduced herself. She eventually talked the woman into joining her on her way back to the lower numbered Districts. Sabre talked at length about why it was too rough in the higher numbered Districts. Life there doesn't last long for anyone, as tonight must have shown the woman. The walk was tiresomely slow, as the now former Geisha, who had renounced her ways during their walk, could not use Shunpo. The two women passed the time talking. Sabre had mentioned that she had used Sai, a spell that Shinigami could all use. While on the topic, she briefly mentioned that if the woman had joined the Academy, the twosome could had Shunpo-ed their way back to the lower districts. The former Geisha asked if Sabre truly thought one like her could become a Shinigami, and so Sabre responded that anybody could enroll in the Academy, and the former Geisha's surprising education would only help her. It was very late, or rather, early, by the two arrived in District number three. Sabre bowed to the woman and wished her goodbye and good luck with the Academy.

A few years later, Sabre stood outside Shin-o Academy personally congratulating the woman on both her graduation and her placement in Fifth Division. She lamented that her duties as a Lieutenant and the Noble Family Tsuyosa's ties to First, Sixth and Thirteenth would keep the two apart during the days, but she promised to stay in touch with the former Giesha, even if that merely meant tea once in a while under a warm kotatsu.

And so, life had carried on. Striving to prove her usefulness, Sabre spent more and more of her free time bonding with Ikite iru sabi no nami, learning to draw the Spirit out and into reality. The two wanted to learn Bankai, to make Sabre stronger and prove once and for all to the Tsuyosa family that she was going to be a productive, useful tool for the Gotei Thirteen. Due to her dedication and constant need to prove herself worthy of the Tsuyosa name, honoring the three laws of the Tsuyosa family, Shinsetsuna named Sabre his heir to the Family, much to the scorn of his biological children. Life was good for the adopted noble woman. But alas, just as Sabre was nearing success with mastering the complex art of Bankai, things took a turn for the absolute worse.

The Horror in South District 79
1560-1761 AD

Two hundred years after saving Amaya, Sabre felt she was on the verge of a breakthrough with developing her Bankai. However, her attempts to learn it were constantly put back due to a series of unsolved deaths in South Rukongai, centered around District 79. It was either the most successful killer South Rukongai had ever seen, or somebody with Seated Officer strength had gone rouge.

The murders were supposed to be handled by her Captain working in tandem with Divisions Four, Five, Eleven and Twelve. However, no progress had been made. Shinsetsuna had commented that they would never catch the killer with so many Shinigami wandering aimlessly when Sabre brought the case up. Unknown to him, this planted an idea in her mind. What if not only she learned Bankai, but what if she captured the killer as well? Shinsetsuna would be so impressed by her! After her cherished father figure went to bed, the Shinigami donned her robes and Zanpakuto, sneaking out as fast and quietly as possible.

Even with Shunpo, it wasn't until after midnight that Sabre was at the 79th District. It was eerily silent as the Shinigami walked the deserted streets. Not a single Soul was out. She suppressed her power as much as possible, giving off enough to appear as just a mere Sixth Seat Officer, even weaker than when she graduated. She spent nearly two hours wandering around before she heard any noise at all.

She turned around just in time to bring her sword in front of her and block a very heavy blow. Before her was a absolutely huge Hollow. It was an ugly thing with an insect-like upper body and head but a snake tail instead of legs. It had used this tail to strike at her, hoping to crush her flat. Sabre Shunpo'd backwards, bringing her blade up to guard herself. This must have been the cause of all those deaths, she concluded as the Hollow lunged at her. Though she was confident in her abilities, the Venomous Hollow was slowly pushing her back, overwhelming her by sheer brute force. After a long battle, the creature finally broke through her defenses, biting hard into her body. Sabre screamed in pain as she felt something flow into her as the Hollow held her in its mouth. With a grunt of effort and a gasp of pain, Sabre stabbed viciously into the Hollow's Mask, turning and wrenching the weapon down in such a way that the mask was destroyed into shattered parts and the Hollow consequently dissolved. She may have killed the beast, but she was bleeding profusely. The pain was unbearable, she thought. Sabre remembered she passed out at this point, falling into the blood-soaked earth.

However, the part Sabre doesn't remember is that, after she passed out, her body had risen to its feet again. The Hollow's venom was warping her mind, driving her mad with blood-lust. As she stumbled back to the Seireitei, she hacked and slashed at anybody who came near her, painting a red trail. Through the Gate, she was greeted by worried Shinigami who noticed she had gone missing. One, the Third Seat of her Division was happy to see her, running up with a look of clear concern at her grievous injury. His face was frozen in concern even as his head hit the ground, Sabre having decapitated her friend without hesitation. Those with him had demanded to know what she was doing, drawing their blades. However, the unseated officers were no match for the Second Seat. Somehow in that crazed state of blood-lust, she managed to activate Shikai. One Shinigami who managed to escape noticed the machines she created, normally so beautiful, were crude and evil in their construction, more weapon than animal.

Those who escaped warned everybody that Sabiruchi Tsuyosa had betrayed the Gotei and was killing everybody she saw. Shinsetsuna, who had been worried sick, could not believe his ears. How could his sweet Sabre do such a thing!? Surely not, he told himself. Though his age was getting to him, he grabbed his sword and ran out to find her. Sabre stood, covered in blood and surrounded by demonic creatures of wood and steel, a mountain of black robed bodies behind her.

The Nobleman couldn't believe it. Not even when she attacked him. Such was his disbelief that he couldn't even fight her at full strength. He couldn't hurt his precious Sabre, who was always to quiet and the embodiment of what their family should be. Surely if he kept begging her to stop she would. But, sadly, caught by the venom as she was, Sabiruchi Otome murdered the only father figure she ever had, Shinsetsuna Tsuyosa.

The killing of a Noble had apparently been the final straw, for shortly after she was engaged by so many Shinigami, even her bloodthirsty mind decided to flee. She had escaped through the East gate, vanishing into Rukongai. The Shinigami pursuing her only caught up to her once she was past the 80th District. And even then, they had no idea what they were looking at. It had her swords, her hair, even her uniform. But, over its face was a white mask, smooth and rounded, with no visible facial features. Emerging from her shoulders and back were thick, white  chain like appendages. None of the Shinigami could think of what it was before it was too late.

There were seven Shinigami, led by the Baozhai family's most loyal supporter and an enforcer both physically and spiritually, Ma'kine, one of the extremely rare Vastine Amortes. Though the huge winged man backed her into a corner, defending the others with barriers and his own body, Sabiruchi lunged straight through the Kido walls, her mask opening to reveal a horrid vertical maw. She ate through the spells, and the near legendary Shinigami's chest, emerging through his back soaked in blood, screaming as she chased down the others. The seven Shinigami who saw her did not live to tell anyone that Sabiruchi Otome had obtained the powers of a Hollow. And this Shinigami/Hollow hybrid would roam off over a mile away before falling to its knees, every link of chain on its body breaking apart. Lastly, the mask itself burst into dust and Sabiruchi fell face down in the dirt.


Sabiruchi awoke many hours later with no memory of what had occurred the day before. She knew naught of becoming a Hollow, nor of her crazed killings, nor even that her father was dead. As such, it proved quite a shock for her when she was greeted with swords as she approached the North Gate. The Shinigami there called her crazy, mad, a criminal. How dare she return here, they demanded. There had been very few Shinigami stationed at the North Gate, and one of them ran to get reinforcements. The rest attacked Sabre, leaving her to fight in self-defense wondering what was going on. Why were the Gotei attacking her!?

She hadn't wanted to, but Sabre surrendered and was brought before the Captain Commander to answer for her crimes.

The Most Peculiar Deal
1761-1855 AD

The sentencing of Sabiruchi Tsuyosa was quickly arranged. She was bound by Kido and chains to a chair before the Captain Commander, her Captain, and all other Captains, in the First Division's meeting room. She was well familiar with the room, and the process of sentencing. She herself had observed a number of sentences carried in this very room. However, she had never been the criminal before, let alone not know of what crimes were committed before entering the room.

Sabiruchi sat, in silence, as a list of crimes and names of victims were read off to her and the Captains present by Captain Commander Lady Baozhai. She endured the list reading passively, as it was procedure for the accused crimes to be read first before the criminal should speak their defense, though most criminals lied to the bitter end. The Captain Commander, and Head of the Baozhai Family, was reading verbatim off a scroll that still smelled of fresh ink.

"... Murder by way of stabbing, to Fifteenth Seat Yamamoto Shindari of the Fourth Division. Murder by way of dismemberment, six lower officers of the Kido Corps. Murder by way of bisection, Grand Kido Chief Ma'kine, sole survivor of the Veratrax Peak Massacre. Murder by way of impalement, Retired Captain of Thirteenth Division, Lower Lieutenant of Fourth Division, Shinsetsuna Tsuyosa, Head of the Tsuyosa Noble Family."

As this last name was read off, an ear-splitting scream bellowed from the small accused Shinigami. It was entirely unearthly, lasting far longer than one would think possible from such a small woman who was tightly bound. However, she was straining at her bonds now, wheres before she had been sitting respectfully and calmly. Though the bonds should have held her fast, the Kido chains were straining to hold her down. Upon the criminal Lieutenant's face was a mask, smooth and featureless, but undeniably that of a Hollow. As she pushed against the bindings, screaming that banshee wail, her mask split vertically, revealing the entirety to be a single mouth. But, behind those jagged, crooked teeth, Sabiruchi's face was clearly visible, tears streaming down her face as she wailed.

All around her, Captains drew swords and released their Shikais, ready to kill this woman who was not the Shinigami they assumed she was. All around her, Captains had back off in shock and shouted in fright at the sudden Hollow in their presence. Only the tall woman standing before Sabiruchi Tsuyosa looked visibly calm.

Then, just as suddenly as it had started, the screams ended. The mask cracked again, but this time it shattered into a fine powder, Sabiruchi bowing her head, eyes closed tightly. When she looked up, nothing had moved visibly. Her jaw hurt; she hadn't realized she had been clenching her teeth. When she spoke, there were no tears and her voice was steady, though hoarse from her previous wailing.

"Forgive me, Captain Commander. My outburst was unacceptable. But, it would appear that I am have been poisoned, as you just saw. I believe I can explain these crimes, though I must accept that you are correct. I must be the killer," and so Sabiruchu recounted how she had fought and killed a Hollow in the South, but not before being bitten. She hypothesized that it's bite poisoned her with Hollow powers, which surfaced after she had passed out. She claimed to the Commander that she must have committed those crimes between the time she fell after her battle, and waking covered in blood far from her home. "I did not know until you did that the powers of the Hollow I slayed had infected me. I know, as well as any here, that the only sentence for this crime of obtaining Hollow Powers is death.

"But, I beseech you, Commander, not as a criminal, nor as your Lieutenant, but as Head of the Noble Family of Tsuyosa, as I was named Heir by my father whom I murdered the day past in my madness, let me die not as some horrid abomination of Shinigami and Hollow crossing, but as a true Shinigami. Let me die in battle, like a true member of the Gotei Thirteen, protecting Soul Society. If I must die, let me do it bringing glory to the Tsuyosa who have served Seireitei since its founding, not shame like some common criminal."

There was silence to greet her request, followed by outrage from several Captains that was quickly dismissed by the Commander. The Lady Baozhai asked how, precisely, Sabiruchi could do that. She was a threat to everything and everyone around her if she could not control her powers, and a much larger threat and great evil if she could.

"There is a spell, a binding developed by the Kido Corps, that is used to restrain Hollows for questioning. Place the collar around my neck and I shall always be chained by you until the day I die. All I ask if that you let me die with dignity, defending Soul Society as my father had done, and his father before him. But should I ever stray, even for a moment, please strike me down where I stand before I can shame Lord Shinsetsuna any further than I have already."

Once again a hush fell over the Captains. When it broke, there was arguing on both sides, some stating that Shinigami deserve to die in grace, others claiming she must be killed immediately, while she is still bound to the chair. After much arguing, it was decided with a word from the Commander that the Kido Corps would perform the spell on Sabiruchi Tsuyosa, so she may live long enough to die in battle as she had begged.

The binding took twenty one hours to perform. Only the new Grand Kido Chief, the Captain Commander, and Sabiruchi were present.

~~~

For the first month, Sabiruchi lived every day thinking it was her last. She would spend every moment of every day accompanied by either Lanying Baozhai or her secret operatives. She spent weeks getting the Tsuyosa Family affairs in order, so the next Head of the Family would have no problems adjusting to control. She spent her nights crying silently in bed at how far she had fallen.

By the end of the first year, Sabiruchi was ruling the Tsuyosa Family as well as her father had, bringing in money to the Family instead of just hording it like her forefathers had. She had lost hope in the Commander sending her to her death in an execution pit. She had almost hoped an emergency would come up that would require the Second Seats to take action, but nothing happened.

However, the first year was hard in another way. Every moment since her mask had shattered during her sentencing, when she had forced the hollow inside her into submission, it had been whispering evil thoughts into her mind day and night, speaking of murder, death and blood. She would wake screaming in the night, as these thoughts turned every dream into a nightmare.

The years dragged on longer than any of her youth. She had lost so much by trying to prove her worth, including her Zanpakuto Spirit, who was no longer himself, but an evil, twisted thing. Nothing remained of her beloved Zanpakuto but the power to fuel the Shikai and Bankai. The lack of sleep and constant voice in her mind slowly began to decay Sabiruchi's iron will and composure, but she remained strong. She had a Family to lead, a Gotei to serve, and the Society to protect.

But, by the mid-1800s, decades of voices in her head, paperwork, isolation by her fellow Shinigami, and the weariness of waiting for death, Sabiruchi had enough. She filed an application for the Captain's Proficiency Test, deciding she should move on and do her best for the Gotei by putting her talents to use, and sat in her home office, knowing it'd be days before she would be properly reviewed.

She received her denial in hours.

Summery of a Century and a Half
1855-2016 AD

After her denial for taking the Test, Sabiruchi's temperament took a turn for the worse. Life simply became too much for the Vizard who wished to die in honor. Now she simply wished to die without shame. She would reapply, every Thursday, without fail, to take the Captain's Proficiency Test, and without fail, she would be denied. Over the decades, her temper grew shorter and shorter, and she raised her standards higher and higher.

She became obsessed with the idea of perfection. Shinsetsuna had told her she was the perfect Tsuyosa; now she was convinced her Family were therefore all failures. No children had been born, as the Tsuyosa rarely had children, and to Sabiruchi this was unacceptable. She could not name one of the existing Tsuyosa as her heir, but needed a child of Noble blood, one who could carry on Shinsetsuna's will. She would not die unless the Family's future was in good hands.

As well as this, she came to resent the Baozhai. Their influence had grown larger over the years since Seireitei was founded, and now Sabiruchi saw it as an attack on the Tsuyosa. She was literally made subservient to the Head of the Baozhai, and that was an insult she could not bear any longer. Though she made her grievances at the state of affairs known, proclaiming that the Tsuyosa would once again be the most influential and powerful Family, many assumed the tension between the two Heads of the Families to be of an entirely different nature.

Sabiruchi eventually used the Baozhai Family and hers rivalry to her advantage. Any member of the Tsuyosa who failed or displeased Sabiruchi would be required to carry roses and chocolates, as well as a proposal letter, to Lanying Baozhai. The would-be suitors, men and women, would return injured shortly later. Many of the Tsuyosa learned to strive harder to please Sabiruchi.

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Along that train of thought, since the 1990s, Sabiruchi had hired two men and two women to be her personal assistants, to live entirely within her rooms. She had two Humans and two Werewolves, one man and woman each, who lived, ate and slept in her personal quarters of the Tsuyosa Estate constantly. Paid handsome salaries, these four were the closest she could get to her high standards, needing physical beauty, intelligence, personalities she enjoyed, and trained in nurturing their Spiritual Energy, these four were to sate every need and desire Sabiruchi had. As the entire Estate soon learned, they would be her main way to relieve stress via copious, highly excessive amounts of sex. Though nobody in the Family had ever seen any of the four, everyone could hear Sabiruchi relieving her stress and rage on them. But, as with all unseemly things, it is treated as a secret, despite anyone near the Estates after dark knowing full well what goes on all hours of the night.

However, despite her increased foulness, Sabiruchi continues to endure and strive to be a good member of Soul Society. She does her best to contain herself, though her fuse gets shorter constantly. However, one can still catch her holding parties and balls in the Tsuyosa Estates, trying to continue the traditions that her father had held so dear to him. It's at times like these that one catches a glimpse of the Sabiruchi Tsuyosa who had dreamed of making the world, and more importantly, her father, proud.

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Major Events Timeline:
1116- Sabiruchi is born. Her parents are killed by Shinsetsuna Tsuyosa in self-defense and she is consequently taken in by the Head of the Noble Family.
1316- Sabiruchi enrolls at the Spiritual Arts Academy.
1319- Sabiruchi graduates after two and a half years. Sabiruchi is placed as the Fifth Seat of the First Division.
1329- Sabiruchi masters her Shikai.
1439- Sabiruchi becomes 4th Seat.
1518- Sabiruchi becomes 3rd Seat.
1537- First Division's 2nd Seat dies in battle. Sabiruchi is promoted to take his place.
1569- Sabiruchi rescues a Geisha at her father's request.
1573- Sabiruchi is named Heir to the Tsuyosa Family by her adoptive father Shinsetsuna Tsuyosa.
1761- Sabiruchi attempts to discover the murderer behind the attacks in South Rukongai. In the process, she finds, kills and is Hollowfied by the Venomous Hollow. Sabiruchi murders numerous Shinigami, including Shinsetsuna Tsuyosa and Kido Corps Commander and Grand Kido Chief Ma'Kine. After she regains consciousness, she is brought before the Captain Commander Lanying Baozhai and all Captains for sentencing and execution, where it is discovered by all present, including herself, that she can summon a Vizard Mask and has gained Hollow powers. Sabiruchi forces her Hollow side into submission and makes a deal with the Captain Commander to remain as a member of the Gotei, so she may die in the field with honor rather than be executed for having unwanted power thrust upon her.
1855- Receives first denial for Captain's Proficiency Test.
Early 2017- In an effort to get others to not fear her, Sabre becomes an idol singer in Seireitei and some of Rukongai at Lanying's behest. Weeks later and after a brief loss in control of her Vizard powers and an ensuing struggle with Captain Kibo of Sixth, Sabiruchi is able to equalize her instability and gain mastery of her Hollow Mask. She then has one last battle with Commander Lanying Baozhai before being made Captain of the Thirteenth Division.
Mid 2017- While going to build a secondary mansion out in Rukongai, Sabiruchi meets a Giant named Nibuisekiei Baozhai, cousin to Lanying's former husband. After a brief argument and wager, Sabre goes on a date with Nibuisekiei. After several more dates, the two become engaged. Some time after this, a Ryoka comes to the Academy and Sabre takes part in the fight that leads to the Ryoka killing herself and much property damage.
Late 2017- During Sabre's farewell concert before she gets married, she loses control of her body to Ikite iru sabi no nami, and the hollowfied Zanpakuto spirit turns her fully into a Hollow.

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Character Tier- Advanced Captain
Freed Skill Levels from Race Change- Seven
Skill Levels gained through Tier Increase- Four
Total Skill Levels Available- Eleven

Unarmed Combat- Intermediate
Armed Combat- Intermediate
Spiritual Combat- Expert
Hoho- Advanced
Reiatsu Perception- Advanced
Hierro- Advanced
Regeneration- Grandmaster
Cero- Intermediate

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Unarmed Techniques

Nikaime no orime (Second fold)- A knuckle-punch, typically refered to as an one-inch punch. However this punch is different in that the knuckles do not start at the target, but are swung in, and then folded into a fist immediately at contact.

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