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Kyrt_RyderDate: Friday, 2011-01-21, 9:37 PM | Message # 1
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Alright guys, here's the deal. I'm busy working on the races at the moment, and I need my people to lay down purposes for each squad. Start with canon squads that have clear purposes, and build up to the point where you have to start making shit up, then make cool shit up. Deal?

I'll start the party.

Squad 12: Research and Development.

 
UrufuDate: Friday, 2011-01-21, 9:45 PM | Message # 2
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Squad 2: Special Ops

Squad 4: Medical/Supply/Janitorial

Squad 9: Arts & Cultural, Gotei 13 Security Force

Squad 11: Melee Combat: Swordsmanship

Squad 12: Science

Those are all the canon squads' specialties.

 
Kyrt_RyderDate: Saturday, 2011-01-22, 1:47 AM | Message # 3
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So here's the groupings we finally worked out on IRC. If anybody thinks they have better ideas, please feel free to reply with your thoughts, these won't be finalized for some time, and discussion is still open. Also, if anybody's got a better name for an existing division purpose, please feel free to fire that off as well.


    01: Administration
    02: Special Forces
    03: Kido Combat
    04: Medical Division
    05: Generalists
    06: Judiciary Functions
    07: Support
    08: Records and Reconnaissance
    09: Gotei 13 Security
    10: Personal Development
    11: Melee Combat
    12: Research and Development
    13: Diplomatic relations
 
TsukimiyaDate: Friday, 2011-01-28, 7:11 AM | Message # 4
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Here's what I have for Division information:

DIVISIONS

#1st
 Administration
The First Division, led by the Captain-Commander himself, acts as the administrative body of the Gotei 13 due to its history as "father" of the other divisions. While the rule of Soul Society ultimately falls to the Central 46, the control of the military in Seireitei lies with the First Division. While they act as the Central 46's arm to a certain extent, they also draft laws and rules that apply only to the members of the Gotei 13.

The members of the First are often seen as exemplary Shinigami, adhering to rules and traditions, their manner one of dignified grace.

#2nd
 Special Forces
Originally separate entities, the Second Division and the Onmitsukidō—the special forces—were traditionally led by the same person. In an effort to make the organizations more efficient, the two were eventually merged, creating the Second Division of today. Their duties include covert operations, bodyguard details and the long-term incarceration of exceptionally problematic Shinigami.

The members of the Second are regarded as mysterious and businesslike, completing their tasks efficiently and with a high level of professionalism.

#3rd
 Kidō Combat
Similar to the Second Division, the Third Division was once separate from the Kidōshū—the Kidō corps—but was merged to streamline the organization. The Third Division specializes in the practical and theoretical application of Kidō, its members all highly skilled practitioners of the art. Their duties also include the monitoring of the passages between Soul Society and Earth, allowing or restricting access through the Senkaimon.

Members of the Third are often intelligent, well-spoken and polite,  and although the Kidōshū was originally quite reclusive, the merge with the Gotei 13 has helped change that.

#4th
 Medical
The Fourth Division houses the medical corps of the Gotei 13, the members all skilled at treating wounds and healing the injured. They act predominantly as field medics, and their headquarters is not entirely unlike a large hospital. The Fourth Division is almost unanimously regarded as the most beneficial organization in Seireitei and it is just as—if not more—respected as the First Division.

The members of the Fourth are kind and generous, empathy being one of the core traits of the division, along with perseverance and a desire to aid those in need.

#5th
 Balance
The Fifth Division has no speciality, just as it has no weakness. It prioritizes the ability to respond to any number of situations equally well, and the division is often seen as a place for new recruits fresh out of the Academy to be placed while waiting for their specific skill sets to manifest. Some make careers in the Fifth, remaining a jack of all trades their entire lives, though most are eventually moved to other divisions.

Members of the Fifth are of mixed personalities and types, a reflection of the nature of their division.

#6th
 Judiciary
The Sixth Division acts as the Gotei 13 police, apprehending and punishing criminal or rogue Shinigami both in Soul Society and on Earth. They maintain a medium-security prison beneath their headquarters, though it is not intended for anything more than relatively brief punishment sentences; those who pose serious threats are held by the Second Division. Though uncommon, executions are dealt with by the Sixth Division.

Members of the Sixth typically have a burning passion for justice and order, though it is not unheard of for those seeking personal power to join the Sixth.

#7th
 Support
The Seventh Division houses those Shinigami whose skills are best applied in a supportive capacity. Their zanpakutō are often more suited for strengthening their comrades than for single combat, and because of this they are often found helping the Fourth, Ninth, or Eleventh Division with their duties or acting as a reserve force along with the Fifth.

Members of the Seventh are viewed as generous and thoughtful, but dislike standing in the spotlight. Perhaps because of this, they are almost as popular as the members of the Fourth.

 
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(cont'd)

#8th
Records and Reconnaissance
The Eighth Division functions as a military intelligence organization, providing reconnaissance, surveillance, and keeping records. Observant, intelligent and efficient, the division is similar to the Second Division, though its field officers are significantly less aggressive (but often equally dangerous), preferring to watch and learn without being detected. They maintain the expansive Seireitei Archives, which is part of their headquarters.

The members of the Eighth are regarded as omniscient, analytical, and efficient, often displaying an advanced attention to detail and an ability to work equally well with a team or alone.

#9th
Seireitei Security
The Ninth Division acts as necessary precaution against attacks directed at Seireitei. Essentially a home guard, they protect Seireitei from external threats, and as such the division is always on full alert. They often collaborate with the Sixth Division when it is necessary, though they hold no authority of their own. The division houses the most Shinigami with defensive zanpakutō, and they are proud to protect their comrades.

The members of the Ninth are bold and have a strong sense of duty, ever vigilant and always ready to respond to a threat. They are regarded as being very reliable people.

#10th
Personal Development
The Tenth Division is in charge of the Shinigami academy, and also serves as a division where those who are not quite able to perform their duties as a Shinigami at a satisfactory level are placed. Because of this, the division has a reputation for housing not only some of the smartest, most able teachers and instructors in Seireitei, but also some of the most worthless bums in Soul Society. The purpose of this mix was to make sure those of limited skill were able to spend more time with those of exceptional skill, hoping it would rub off in the right direction.

Members of the Tenth are regarded with alternating reverence and ridicule, depending on which side of the intellectual fence they are on. The instructors and teachers are often remembered and highly respected from the time spent in the Academy, whereas the remainder of the division is something of a laughing stock.

#11th
Shock Troops
The Eleventh Division is the main attacking force of the Gotei 13, and is unquestionably the largest and most unruly division. While their prowess in battle is well-known, their intelligence often comes into question, as they not only display a reckless disregard for self-preservation, but also irrational amounts of bravado. The division as a whole has a fierce loyalty to the captain of their division, whose unofficial title is "Kenpachi".

Members of the Eleventh are widely seen as violent, bloodthirsty, and slightly insane, but ultimately good-natured and loyal. They speak frankly and don't take offense to much.

#12th
Research and Development
The Twelfth Division is beyond any shadow of a doubt the least social and most intelligent division of the Gotei 13. The organization is synonymous to the Shinigami Research Institute, the Captain of the division also holding the position of President of the Institute. While the division mostly keeps to itself, it supplies the Gotei 13 with large amounts of new technology that is used for a variety of purposes.

The members of the Twelfth are typically reclusive, unsocial, and quiet, hiding their brilliance behind a wall if silence. They are perceived by many as somewhat unsettling, though this does not bother them in the slightest.

#13th
Diplomacy
The Thirteenth Division is by far the most magnanimous and socially graceful division of the Gotei 13, a polar opposite to the Twelfth Division. Acting as diplomats and representatives for Shinigami outside Soul Society, they form the relationships between Seireitei and other organizations. Like the First Division, they are partially under the direct control of the Central 46, but still maintain the normal chain of command. The division also maintains the largest presence on Earth.

Members of the Thirteenth are well-spoken, charming, polite and display exquisite manners, and are able—though seldom exceptional—soldiers.

 
TsukimiyaDate: Sunday, 2011-01-30, 5:46 AM | Message # 6
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Revised:

DIVISIONS

#1st
 Administration
The First Division, led by the Captain-Commander himself, acts as the administrative body of the Gotei 13 due to its history as "father" of the other divisions. While the rule of Soul Society ultimately falls to the Central 46, the control of the military in Seireitei lies with the First Division. Although they act as the Central 46's arm to a certain extent, they also draft laws and rules that apply only to the members of the Gotei 13.

The members of the First are often seen as exemplary Shinigami, adhering to rules and traditions, their manner one of dignified grace.

#2nd
 Special Forces
The Second Division, also known as the Onmitsukidō—the special forces—is traditionally known as an elite cadre of highly trained Shinigami operatives. Specializing in stealth and speed, their duties include covert operations, bodyguard details and the long-term incarceration of exceptionally problematic Shinigami.

The members of the Second are regarded as mysterious and businesslike, completing their tasks efficiently and with a high level of professionalism.

#3rd
 Kidō Combat
The Third Division, synonymous with the Kidōshū—the Kidō corps—is the home of those gifted in the use of the Demon Arts. The Third Division specializes in the practical and theoretical application of Kidō, its members all highly skilled practitioners of the art. Their duties also include the monitoring of the passages between Soul Society and Earth, allowing or restricting access through the Senkaimon.

Members of the Third are often intelligent, well-spoken and polite,  and although the Kidōshū was originally quite reclusive, this has steadily changed over the years.

#4th
 Medical
The Fourth Division houses the medical corps of the Gotei 13, the members all skilled at treating wounds and healing the injured. They act predominantly as field medics, and they maintain Seireitei's central medical facility. The Fourth Division is almost unanimously regarded as the most beneficial organization in Seireitei and it is just as—if not more—respected as the First Division.

The members of the Fourth are kind and generous, empathy being one of the core traits of the division, along with perseverance and a desire to aid those in need.

#5th
 Balance
The Fifth Division has no speciality, just as it has no weakness. It prioritizes the ability to respond to any number of situations equally well, and the division is often seen as a place for new recruits fresh out of the Academy to be placed while waiting for their specific skill sets to manifest. Some make careers in the Fifth, remaining a jack of all trades their entire lives, though most are eventually moved to other divisions.

Members of the Fifth are of mixed personalities and types, a reflection of the nature of their division.

#6th
 Judiciary
The Sixth Division acts as the Gotei 13 police, apprehending and punishing criminal or rogue Shinigami both in Soul Society and on Earth. They maintain a medium-security prison facility, though it is not intended for anything more than relatively brief punishment sentences; those who pose serious threats are held by the Second Division. Though uncommon, executions are dealt with by the Sixth Division.

Members of the Sixth typically have a burning passion for justice and order, though it is not unheard of for those seeking personal power to join the Sixth.

#7th
 Support
The Seventh Division houses those Shinigami whose skills are best applied in a supportive capacity. Their zanpakutō are often more suited for strengthening their comrades than for single combat, and because of this they are often found helping the Fourth, Ninth, or Eleventh Division with their duties or acting as a reserve force along with the Fifth.

Members of the Seventh are viewed as generous and thoughtful, but dislike standing in the spotlight. Perhaps because of this, they are almost as popular as the members of the Fourth.

#8th
 Records and Reconnaissance
The Eighth Division functions as a military intelligence organization, providing reconnaissance, surveillance, and keeping records. Observant, intelligent and efficient, the division is similar to the Second Division, though its field officers are significantly less aggressive (but often equally dangerous), preferring to watch and learn without being detected. They maintain the expansive Seireitei Archive as well as sending operatives to various locales on intelligence-gathering assignments.

The members of the Eighth are regarded as omniscient, analytical, and efficient, often displaying an advanced attention to detail and an ability to work equally well with a team or alone.

#9th
 Seireitei Security
The Ninth Division acts as necessary precaution against attacks directed at Seireitei. Essentially a home guard, they protect Seireitei from external threats, and as such the division is always on full alert. They often collaborate with the Sixth Division when it is necessary, though they hold no authority of their own. The division houses the most Shinigami with defensive zanpakutō, and they are proud to protect their comrades.

The members of the Ninth are bold and have a strong sense of duty, ever vigilant and always ready to respond to a threat. They are regarded as being very reliable people.

#10th
 Personal Development
The Tenth Division is in charge of the Shinigami Academy, and also serves as a division where those who are not quite able to perform their duties as a Shinigami at a satisfactory level are placed. Because of this, the division has a reputation for housing not only some of the smartest, most able teachers and instructors in Seireitei, but also some of the most worthless bums in Soul Society. The purpose of this mix was to make sure those of limited skill were able to spend more time with those of exceptional skill, hoping it would rub off in the right direction.

Members of the Tenth are regarded with alternating reverence and ridicule, depending on which side of the intellectual fence they are on. The instructors and teachers are often remembered and highly respected from time spent in the Academy, whereas the remainder of the division is something of a laughing stock.

#11th
 Melee Combat
The Eleventh Division is the main attacking force of the Gotei 13, and is unquestionably the largest and most unruly division. While their prowess in battle is well-known, their intelligence often comes into question, as they not only display a reckless disregard for self-preservation, but also irrational amounts of bravado. The division as a whole has a fierce loyalty to the captain of their division, whose unofficial title is "Kenpachi".

Members of the Eleventh are widely seen as violent, bloodthirsty, and slightly insane, but ultimately good-natured and loyal. They speak frankly and don't take offense to much.

#12th
 Research and Development
The Twelfth Division is beyond any shadow of a doubt the least social and most intelligent division of the Gotei 13. The organization is synonymous to the Shinigami Research Institute, the Captain of the division also holding the position of President of the Institute. While the division mostly keeps to itself, it supplies the Gotei 13 with large amounts of new technology that is used for a variety of purposes.

The members of the Twelfth are typically reclusive, unsocial, and quiet, hiding their brilliance behind a wall if silence. They are perceived by many as somewhat unsettling, though this does not bother them in the slightest.

#13th
 Diplomacy
The Thirteenth Division is by far the most magnanimous and socially graceful division of the Gotei 13, a polar opposite to the Twelfth Division. Acting as diplomats and representatives for Shinigami outside Soul Society, they form the relationships between Seireitei and other organizations. Like the First Division, they are partially under the direct control of the Central 46, but still maintain the normal chain of command. The division also maintains the largest presence on Earth.

Members of the Thirteenth are well-spoken, charming, polite and display exquisite manners, and are able—though seldom exceptional—soldiers.

 
TsukimiyaDate: Sunday, 2011-01-30, 6:41 AM | Message # 7
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For lulz:

DIVISION RELATIONS

#First
The First maintains a fairly neutral relation with the other divisions due to their administrative position, though they have been known to harangue the Eighth for records and reports.

#Second
The Second is on good terms with the Eighth, who they view as the opposite side of their own coin—stealthy, albeit typically nonviolent professionals. The two divisions have been known to cooperate on a number of matters.
The Second view the Eleventh with a certain amount of disdain, their recklessness and bravado not popular with the highly practical members of the Second.

#Third
The Third gets along well with the Twelfth, sharing a certain intellectual level and a history of unsocial behavior. The two divisions value varies over brawn and often agree with one another.
The Third also maintains a friendly rivalry with the Eleventh. Both are combat-oriented divisions, but the Third believes that not all problems can be solved with brute force as applied by the Eleventh.

#Fourth
The Fourth acts almost as a maternal figure to most combat divisions, tending to their wounds and tut-tutting lovingly at their escapades.
They get along best with the Seventh due to the supportive nature they both share.

#Fifth
The Fifth, like the First, maintain predominantly neutral relations with most divisions, although they regard the idiots of the Tenth with a little more disdain than most other divisions, mostly due to the fact that most members of the Fifth graduated from the Academy with flying colors.
The Fifth also shares a sense of camaraderie with the Seventh due to the fact as both often serve as reserve troops.

#Sixth
The Sixth has a special relationship with the Ninth, often aiding one another with various tasks. Together, they regard themselves as the protectors of Seireitei from both internal and external threats, and share a mutual respect because of this.

#Seventh
The Seventh gets along very well with most divisions, though they are definitely closest to the Fourth because of their supportive roles.
Together with the Fifth, they serve as reserve forces and thusly get along quite well.

#Eighth
The Eighth gets along well with the Second and Twelfth, as not only do they perform similar tasks but also share several traits with either division.
Though their relationship with the Eleventh is sometimes strained due to the Eleventh's mentality regarding reports and information, the biggest rivalry is with the Thirteenth, who they feel can sometimes be inefficient with their diplomatic methods.

#Ninth
The Ninth gets along the best with the Sixth, who they view as the division that maintains order from within so that they can focus on threats from without. They often collaborate, and because of this, a member of the Ninth will be quick to defend the actions of the Sixth.
Their relationship with the Thirteenth is also one of mutual understanding and respect, praising the diplomacy and advocacy of nonviolence the Thirteenth tries to uphold.

#Tenth
The Tenth's relations with other squads are as divided as the skills of the members within. If the Fourth is a maternal figure, the Tenth's skilled cadre of teachers is undoubtedly the paternal equivalent to most Shinigami, regardless of division. The less gifted members of the Tenth are however consistently used as the butt end of jokes all throughout the Gotei 13.

#Eleventh
The Eleventh regard themselves as the greatest thing since the dawn of time in a stunning display of self-absorbed machismo, but they still have soft spots for both the Fourth and the Seventh for the backup they so often provide.
Their rivalry with the Third is well-known, and they seem unable to comprehend the intricacies of the Eighth or Twelfth.

#Twelfth
The Twelfth does not get along well with most divisions for the sole reason that they simply do not interact with them. They seem to appreciate the Third and Eighth's work, but the exasperation they feel toward the "blockheads" in the Eleventh is almost tangible.

#Thirteenth
The Thirteenth is popular with all divisions because of their easygoing charm and urbane mannerisms, the sole exception being the Eighth, who they regard as being too direct and blunt in their methods. It is often jokingly stated that every single member of the other twelve divisions has at one point or another had a relationship with a member of the Thirteenth.

 
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