Arriving from Rukongai
Shiro’s account had been the first to reach the Eleventh’s ears in relation to what had been transpiring on the mission in the World of the Living. It made sense given that outside those deployed, their Captain, a Lieutenant, and their Fourth Seat had been occupied in the tournament at hand. There was clearly urgency to be had given the circumstances but it didn’t really create stress within Hiroka. Instead… It was something more akin to determination. He wanted to see how this task that was bestowed on them turned into all out insanity. And to have multiple Lieutenant ranked Shinigami on site, only to have them pressed into a corner, or worse.
Flicker after flicker after flicker, the Burst Prince pressed ahead. His eyes gave no attention to anything other than his path. The structures around him zipped by with each stride, all leading up until he could see one of the prominent gateways to the living world. He halted only to confirm his departure with those that kept the gate secure before rushing through the spatial pathway.
Hiroka tailed behind his only company, a Jigokuchō, onwards through the sprawling dark corridor. Keeping in his sprint and eventually watching the distant egress begin to open. An absolute cornucopia of spiritual energy rushed through the sprawling doorways. It was immediately evident that referring to the Hollow threat within the city as being ‘extremely powerful’ was an understatement. Where he expected to feel more familiar presences, he did not. All that remained of his Lieutenant was remnant energy and that of his own partner felt as if it was just a flicker. To what extent did this entity narrow their forces? And if it was making such quick work of the Soul Reapers that have been dispatched… what would be needed to truly turn the table?
As the gap closed to all but a few feet, his left-hand dropped to unbind the sword that was upon his side. A clank sounded out into the abyssal space as Ikarihime’s locks snapped free from their sockets. Hiroka flicked the weapon outward to his side, bringing forth its initial transformation with a simple utterance. For now, all he would do is gather information and seek out the dwindling light of his ally, Shoumetsu. Yet in the instance confrontation could not be avoided, he knew it’d be wise to be prepared.
It was then that he passed through the threshold, bursting outward into a warzone.
Central Seireitei (Senkaimon) ———————————— traveling to ———————————— Naruki City