7th Division

The 7th Division contains the architectural experts of Seireitei, whether they be architects, military engineers or siege engineers. In times of war, it is they who reinforce the Seireitei, supply routes and other strategic assets the shinigami need to hold. In peacetime, they maintain the walls and gates of Seireitei, perform repair work on the structures of the city and the nearby Rukongai, the roads and perform any landscaping required for projects.

The 7th maintains close ties with the 4th, 8th and 12th Divisions, as well as the Kido Corp. As the 4th handles logistics, it is often up to the 7th to secure and reinforce the defences of vital points on supply lines. The 4th’s janitorial duties sometime coincide with the 7th’s construction and reconstruction duties as well. The 8th’s direction and prioritisation of points of strategic value can vital for determining the effectiveness of the Division’s fortifications, and the 12th provides new technologies for the 7th to utilise in its duties. The Kido Corp’s research into kido can prove vital in both the Division’s offensive and defensive wartime duties, with new Hado allowing individuals to function as artillery and Bakudo making fortifications that much harder to bypass.

Division Size: 600 total. Of those, only 30 are seated, including Captain Emet and the Vice-Captain. Emet maintains a strict policy of one shinigami per seat, and frequently adjusts the rankings based on power gains and losses to maintain organisational effectiveness.

Flower: Bumblebee orchid – Industry.

Motto: "A strong foundation, lest the tower fall."


Architectural Planning: It is up to the 7th to plan and design any new construction or reconstruction of bureaucratic Seireitei property. Third parties seeking to construct on their own land must come to the 7th for initial planning permission.

Construction, Reconstruction and Field Construction: In addition to planning buildings, it is up to the 7th to actually construct them, whether it be an extension to a Division’s barracks, a repair of the walls of the Seireitei, or the deployment of prefabricated structures for the front line. Any construction or demolition is handled by the 7th.

Siege Engineers: If the strange oversized weaponry of the 12th Division or the Kido Corp ever needs to be deployed, it is the 7th who entrench them when needed and who act as battery commanders.

Deathstone Quarrying: Given the frequency with which they may require it, it is up to the 7th to mine, quarry or otherwise obtain and cut any seki-seki they need for their work. Any other Division that requires it must go through the 7th.

Necessary Skills

Emet looks for candidates with an interest in architecture and construction or demolition. Skill with Hado and Bakudo is a definite plus, but a useful offensive or defensive shikai is just as valued. Emet prefers individuals with a passion for the work they must accomplish, but not those who put it before orders – those who enjoy massive property damage are not overly welcome in the Division.


The 7th maintains two organisational structures – the seating system and separate rank system. Seats are granted purely on basis of strength, whilst the other rank system is based on organisational competence. Seating is used purely as a track of the Division’s power, whilst the second rank system functions as the organisational one. Emet and his Vice-Captain hold first and second rank, respectively, in both systems. The second ranking system uses the following ranks:

Brigadier: The Captain.
Lieutenant Colonel: The Vice Captain.
First to Thirtieth Lieutenants: Commanding officers.
Privates: The rest of the division.

Previous Captains

All names in first name, last name format.

Arata Fujimoto: Emet’s immediate predecessor and the Captain whom he joined the Division under, it was Fujimoto who brought the Division into its current shape. He deemed the war with Las Noches, Cold or not, a major problem and was determined to make sure that Seireitei could withstand and recover from attacks as easily as possible, whilst making the opposite true for the Arrancar. He had been Captain for 350 years, and it had taken much of that time to reorganise the Division into its current shape. Fujimoto passed away due to natural causes just over 120 years ago, giving Emet the chance to take his mentor’s place.

Katsuo Himura: Fujimoto’s predecessor, Katsuo only maintained the Captaincy of the Division for 98 years. A powerful individual, but ultimately incompetent in a leadership position, Katsuo had no purpose for the 7th and effectively turned it into a poor imitation of the 11th. His Captaincy ended when he was promoted to the Royal Guard.

Nori Ito: Katuso’s predecessor, Ito managed a longer stint than his successor, but it was not much more successful. Under Ito, the 7th became the self-proclaimed morale officers of the Gotei, though in reality they were little more than hedonists looking for any excuse to throw a party. Ito managed 286 years as Captain before the Central 46 grew tired of the antic of him and his Division and had his reiryoku sealed and exiled him.

Makoto Honda: Ito’s predecessor and the last Captain prior to Fujimoto with a real vision for the 7th, Honda formed the 7th into a Division for Honour and Justice. They became a police Division, though as time went on in Honda’s 436 years as Captain, their judgements became increasingly draconian as they came down on all forms of perceived corruption. Their harshness is alleged to be the reason for Ito’s extreme light-heartedness. Captain Honda’s ultimate fate is not recorded, but it is assumed he passed away, either in combat or naturally.

Captain: Zibarra Emet

Vice-captain: (VC name)

Seated Offcers

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  • 4th seat(s): (Name)
  • 5th seat(s): (Name)
  • 6th seat(s): (Name)
  • 7th seat(s): (Name)


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