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Time Lady Katie

The Lily Girl
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Gintou, or Ginkaihou, is the ancient Quicy magical art. Since the Stille Nacht the true masters of Gintou no longer live, leaving only the most practical and potent Gintou known to Quincy as a whole. Those that still live are not tested on their knowledge of the Flowing Silver, but its secrets are ripe for rediscovery.


Types of Gintou:
There are five Schools of Flowing Silver:
Gerade (School of Direct Fire): The study of spells that use precision and concentrated force.
Sprengen (School of Blast Areas): Spells that affect a wider area.
Hemmen (School of Inhibition): Spells which bind or incapacitate a target.
Verbessem (School of Enhancement): Spells which support or empower their targets.
Schranke (School of Barricades): Spells which impede or protect from enemy attacks.

Ginkaihou is much more limited in versatility, but has certain other advantages to make up for it. The Gintou list is small, but unranked.

Generally speaking, Quincy magic is all oriented toward one specific purpose: hunting. Gintou do not require incantations or ranks. They are cast by calling the school and name of the spell and using energy from the Gintou tubes the user is carrying.


Using Gintou:
Rather than costing reiatsu, Ginkaihou spells cost a number of Gintou tubes to use. Gintou tubes are small silver tubes which contain a clear liquid: condensed reishi. After activation, tubes begin to glow the color of the user’s reiatsu. While dormant, the tubes collect ambient reishi from their carrier and the world around them. A user may access any spell they meet the requirements for at any time, so long as they have enough filled tubes.


Gintou do not require incantation. Any incantation used is at the discretion of the casting Quincy, and is considered ill-advised. For most practical purposes, Gintou functions as does Kidou, and may be submitted in the same way.


A Quincy begins with one Gintou. They gain one more Gintou for every 2,000 Reiatsu, up to five total at 8,000 Reiatsu. Even if obtained in other ways, a Quincy cannot carry more than 8 Gintou at any time.

For most practical purposes, Gintou functions as does Kidou.
 
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Time Lady Katie

The Lily Girl
Jun 23, 2011
1,188
14
0
32
Kalamazoo
Latens
1,000✦
Exa
⏆500
Bounty
⏈0
Dahlitium (⏆50 per)
0⌯
Bigatium (⏆100 per)
0⍨
Auritium (⏆300 per)
0⍫
Vitatium (⏆1200 per)
0⌭
Caelitium (⏆6000 per)
0⌬
Gintou

Gerade (School of Direct Fire)


Abwehr | Repel
Cost: 2 Tubes
Description: Those around an Abwehr spell will find themselves thrown back 5m opposite of the area of breaking.

Requirements: 2,000 Reiatsu


Sprengen (School of Blast Areas)


Lichtdermatose | Eruption of Light
Cost: 1 Tube
Description: A reishi version of a flashbang grenade, which uses spiritual particles to provide a light for a 2 meters radius that not only blinds sight, but ability to sense spiritual pressure as well. The blinding of traditional senses lasts for five seconds, and the area is flooded with high levels of charged reishi, blinding abilities like Reiatsu Noukan for ten seconds.

Requirements: 500 Reiatsu


Hemmen (School of Inhibition)


Pappen | Glue
Cost: 2 Tubes
Description: Commonly used as a trap, the two tubes are poured on the ground. Creatures, even those of spiritual ability, who step on the charged gintou become stuck on it, like reishi flypaper. For the purposes of overcoming this inhibitor, it has the effectiveness of a binding kidou of 1200 reiatsu. The tubes required for this can cover an area up to one square meter for ten minutes or until it is overcome by a victim.

Requirements: 3,000 Reiatsu


Verbessem (School of Enhancement)


Umspulen | Recall

Cost: 5 Tubes
Description: Pouring the contents of 4 charged Gintou tubes onto the ground creating a mark location for the remainder of a collab. If within 50m the Quincy can use the fifth tube to warp to the marked location. No other actions may be used that turn and after a warp the mark ends. Only one Umspulen mark may be present at a time.

Requirements: 8,000 Reiatsu


Schranke (School of Barricades)


Wolke | Cloud
Cost: 1 Tube
Description: The most basic and widely used Gintou: after breaking, Wolke causes the immediate area, within a 10m radius, to become filled with a thick fog of reishi which lasts for three turns.

Requirements: None




Seele Schneider

Seele Schneider is a unique and rare arrow, often referred to as the only edged Quincy weapon. It takes the shape of a silver rectangle, approximately 30cm long. One end has a squared hook, while the other has a thin opening. Formed of the same soul-synthesized silver as Gintou tubes, Seele Schneider functions similarly: while dormant, it absorbs latent reishi from the user and surrounding area, ensuring that it is fully charged when needed.

When activated, a thin blue blade of reiatsu projects from the front of the weapon, extending to 70cm (making the entire weapon 1m from end to end). This reishi is constantly in motion, cutting at three million revolutions per second, pulverizing spirit particles and loosening their bonds significantly.

While Seele Schneider is an arrow, it has practical applications as a melee weapon -- proficiency is determined by skill in Namazan. It destabilizes reishi on impact and absorbs the freed particles. It also cuts through unprotected flesh with ease. When striking barriers, constructs, or reiatsu-based attacks, the blade absorbs 10% of the cost. Seele Schneider can only remain active for up to three rounds. At the end of the third round, the Seele Schneider will seal itself.

Firing Seele Schneider carries the same cost as a normal shot, and is valued at the cost of the shot + 1,000 Reiatsu + any absorbed reishi.

Each Seele Schneider takes the place of five Gintou tubes.

Requirements: 6,000 Reiatsu




 
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