Arc 1: Storm Calling Jul 29, 2017 12:06:53 GMT -5
Post by Johnwaluigi on Jul 29, 2017 12:06:53 GMT -5
Bleach: Online World
It started with one of the worst days in American history.
The President, Vice President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, President pro tempore of the Senate, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, and Secretary of the Interior were all found in their homes murdered on the same morning. The cause of death? Brutal wounds with no apparent murder weapon near by. Bite marks, claw marks, and all manner of disembowelment were found desecrating the bodies. This unprecedented occurrence made the Secretary of Agriculture the new President, which completely flipped the whole country upside down. Numerous investigations were made, but no one could find any source of the attacks. The doors had all been locked, the rest of their families had been left alone, and even had managed to sleep through the attack in many cases.
It was a conundrum, for sure, but the world seemed to pass it off as an isolated terrorist incident. But that's when more world leaders started turning up dead from the same types of wounds. The UN lost a quarter of its membership, Kings were overthrown, entire countries thrown into disarray. Something had to be behind this. And that information was finally revealed. A man going by the code name of "l33t sup3r h4xx0r" released a video onto Youtube. It showed two side by side video footages, one of a normal camera, one of a camera that he had invented to track "ghosts." Many passed it off as a special effects trick of a computer, but the spiritual world knew it for what it was. The second camera managed to capture a political figure being attacked by a Hollow.
This Hollow was not ordinary. It was chained. In the background of the video, a figure could be seen holding onto these chains that directed the Hollow whom to attack. It was not random, it was not a coincidence, it was cold blooded murder at the hands of someone who would profit from another's death. An investigation into the figure's identity came up with nothing, until the new President of the United States made a fatal error. Drunk one day, he bragged about his "great luck" in becoming President and how it served them right that they never treated him with any sort of respect as the Secretary of Agriculture. More investigation following that conversation found a few trophies that the new President had kept from the murdered victims. Horrified, the American people impeached him and he was sentenced to life in jail.
But what about the other political leaders? What about the numerous other people who had risen to power through "coincidence" and "luck?" The spiritual world all knew what was going on really behind the scenes. The Soul Society realized that there was a threat in the form of controlled Hollows. The Human World cowered under the reign of gangs and political figures who held the reins of murderous monsters. And Hueco Mundo found the Menos Forest to slowly be shrinking in number of Hollows. Something had to be done. Something just had to be done. Monsters could not be let to rampage freely, that was the job of the Soul Society to prevent. But this was more than rampaging monsters...
Someone was behind all of this.
This is where you come into the story. Multiple threads will be set up, one for each faction. The NPC Leaders of each faction will give a brief report on the events that are going on from their perspective. Then, all of the Officers of each faction will report to that leader on personal events and happenings. This will allow us to keep track of everything that is going on with each Faction from the member base themselves instead of a staff created Faction Status thread. Following their report, in the same post, they will request specific actions be taken to combat this threat. A Captain may want to personally take his squad to investigate a particular gang in the Land of the Living, or an Espada may want to lay a trap for those capturing and enslaving Hollows. Following all of the reports (or a set time frame to prevent slow posters from dragging down the Canons) the NPC Leader will make a statement, approve and deny actions, and then Canon threads will be set up.
Even actions that are denied may still be carried out. This may come with IC consequences though, especially if the action results in a failure.
For those without a faction, please keep an eye out for open adventures. You may still stand among the strongest in the site’s plot.
The Story is in your hands. The Site's Plot is yours to control. This is the beginning of a new style of storytelling that we as staff wish to commit to. This is the beginning of Arc 1: The Storm Calling
(Canon Cinematic post provided by Kyomei)