GM(s): Akashi - Nevvy THE STORY THUS FAR Approximately 5,000 years ago, a being, an entity was sealed shut from our world, our realms. Before there was a Seireitei, or the Soul Society as we know today, there was only the Soul King and his palace. However, the Soul King was never alone. He had a sibling, or rather, a twin sister who was the Soul Queen. Together, they created Soul Society, giving the mankind a place they could pass onto after their human lives ceased to exist. Only those worthy would have a place in their realm. Back then, entities such as the Hollows did not exist, and there was no Hueco Mundo. The siblings eventually created the Royal Guard, who would protect and fill the palace with something else than just the two of them. These Royal Guards, in our present time, are also known as the Zero Division. Things eventually became rocky between both the siblings. Where the Soul Queen had other ideas for the rest of the world, the realms, where the Soul King had something else in mind. The Soul King, wanted to give his creations, the humans the free will and the desire to live, while the Soul Queen wanted to devour and control such creations for how own purpose. The Soul King knew that his sibling, his little sister was turning into something else, and the power inside her was tremendous. Even more so than himself. They distanced themselves from one another, where the Soul King always kept his eyes on her. The Zero Division, or the Royal Guard were controlled and ordered around by only the Soul King. Eventually, the Soul Palace went into a disarray, when the followers, or these unique creations the Soul Queen made from her own darker spiritual energy attacked the Royal Guards, and their captain, Murabuki Shintei. These true followers of the Soul Queen where an entire different race than that of the Royal Guards, or the Shinigami. They were called the Jōkyaku, and there was only ever six that were created by the Soul Queen. Just like how the Royal Guards where to protect and serve the Soul King, the Jōkyaku were to protect and serve the Soul Queen. However, they had a different name. They were called the Nazoth Squad. Before Murabuki Shintei was attacked by the Jōkyaku, there was an uprising, or rather, an insurgency. The Soul Queen wanted to take over the palace, and the Soul King was hopeful that nothing of the sorts would happen. The love between the siblings turned into hatred, especially for the Soul Queen. Their battle was intense, but eventually, by tricking and betraying his sibling, the Soul Queen, the Soul King was capable of sealing her along with the Nazoth Squad. Knowing quite well how difficult the ordeal was, the Soul King created a realm just to keep her sealed shut for all eternity. A portion of his own power, his own life essence was required for the unimaginable seal and the realm, which would also incapacitate him forever. This realm in our present time is known as the Hueco Mundo. But, in the midst of their battle, one of the Jōkyaku was able to escape, and in order to have the Soul Queen return and rise in the long future, the Jōkyaku killed Murabuki Shintei, the captain of the Zero Division/Royal Guards. Without anyone knowing, or noticing, the Jōkyaku changed his appareance identical to Murabuki Shintei, and took his place, waiting for an opportunity to get his Queen, and the rest of the Jōkyaku back. The ONLY one who knew about the demise of the Soul Queen was Murabuki Shintei himself, since the rest of the Royal Guards were put to sleep, during the fight between both the siblings. Even with the Soul Queen sealed somewhere deep within Hueco Mundo, which was nothing but an empty realm to keep her chained and shut, along with her retainers, or almost all of the Jōkyaku, cracks throughout the seal were made. Gradually but slowly, her dark essence leaked, which eventually created something we all know in our present time as the Hollows. These corrupted beings, just like in our present time, love to toy with the humans in the World of the Living, feast on them, or eventually corrupt them if it ever came to be. In our present time, the Royal Guard are lead by their captain, Murabuki Shintei, as they all seem to believe. But actually, Jagal, the fourth Jōkyaku is the one who has taken the face and the appearance of Murabuki Shintei, and his Zanpakutō. Not even the Soul King or the Royal Guards know this. No one in Soul Society except the Soul King, Jagal, and the real but deceased captain, Murabuki Shintei know about the Soul Queen and her current fate. The Soul Queen and her existence was erased from the memories of the Royal Guards after she was sealed by her sibling, and after that, due to the seal and the creation of an entire different realm, he became dormant. To the rest of the realms, the Shinigami, there is only one who is the creator, and thats the Soul King. The Shinigami came to be from the humans who passed onto the Soul Society, eventually allowing these pluses to create the Gotei 13 within the Seireitei to uphold the balance and to keep the Hollows from terrorizing the humans back in the World of the Living. With their free will and desire to help and protect, these heroes were the original captains of the Gotei 13, and what they stood for. Thus the Shinigami expanded and became what they are in our current time and age. PRESENT TIME The war between the Shinigami and the Hollows has been going for a very long time. the Shinigami protects the World of the Living by such corrupted beings such as the Hollows. Hollows have evolved by themselves, and they are different in many ways. Menos, Gillians, Adjuchas among other types. Feasting on eachother to evolve if possible among other things. Jagal, who over the course of his long but secret life in the Soul Palace split himself in two. Letting his other half govern and make plans from Hueco Mundo for the inevitable uprising of the Soul Queen. Jagal, the only Jōkyaku still alive and kicking, and his other half, who works independently, Vaham, have been working in unison to create a doorway for their Soul Queen. Vaham is the leader of the Arrancars, or as we call them, the Espada. A powerful class of Hollows capable of fighting against the Shinigami. Their existence has been known to the Soul Society and the Seireitei through rumors. Vaham, who is the other half of Jagal, is just as powerful as his original self, and is always surrounded by a dark cloak covering his entire body, and a silver demon mask covering most of his face.