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S.W.O.R.D.: Spiritual World Organization of Reintegration and Defense

S.W.O.R.D. has been a driving force in the background of the "spiritual world" (that being, the general activity of spiritual activity, mostly in the mortal world). To the various Organizations of Soul Reapers (the Gotei 13, the ARC, the Fae(?)), they are little but shadows, attempting to recollect the lives of those affected negatively by massive spiritual events. In this way, they have evaded their judgment…

…However, underneath the facade of helpful synergy is that of a cold, ambitious organization whose goals reach to the literal heavens: They wish to make the Mortal World self-sufficient. To this end, they have performed assassinations, abductions, and to the knowledge of few, experiments that would make some of the 12th division cringe. While some agents try to take caution with Mortals, they share little such compassion with Soul Reapers, usually seeing them as obstacles; and obstacles are meant to be overcome.

The ranking of S.W.O.R.D. is fairly simplistic, and in a way, mimics the order structure of the Espada/Numeros of Las Noches. The top 10 agents are highly classified, high-clearance individuals; they are given fake identities from time to time, to refresh their state of anonymity. From 11 on, the ranks stabilize, a number basically indicating the longevity of the agent's career in the organization.
Unlike most other spiritual organizations, however, higher numbers aren't necessarily given by being the strongest; it takes a combination of skill, success in operations, and leadership ability.

History

The SWORD organization was established during the war between the Seireitei and Las Noches, by an unknown individual. At first, his/her goals seemed innocent enough; s/he gathered various beings of spiritual power, gathered support from several high-class nations (and probably no small amount of support from the Quincy families), and established an organization that would, as a start, make a way for families caught in the crossfire and affected by the aftermath of the war to live on, and cope. Over time, this concept evolved, and Agent 00 became more ambitious in his/her goals. Only the top agents (01-10) have had even a glimpse of the full operations Agent 00 has gone through to reach the goals of the Organization…

As the identity of Agent 00 has always been a secret, it's anyone's guess whether it has always been the same person, or changes over time.

Technology

As a fair number of agents are normal Spiritually Aware Mortals, steps have been taken to create technology to essentially even them out with the rest of the "spiritual world".

Tools: These function by absorbing ambient Reishi much in a way a Quincy does for their arrows, to duplicate the effects of various basic abilities those with innate spiritual talent possess, such as Shinigami's Hoho (flash step, shunpo).

  • Grapple: This armband uses reishi to create a strong spiritual chain that can be used to cling to surfaces, like a grappling hook.
  • Spirit Shock: Harnessing power similar in theory to a seele schneider, this unique glove steals spiritrons from the air as well as opponents, physically draining them, and storing it in the glove for use with his other tools. It glows red when in use.
  • Spirit Revitalizer: This glove duplicates the effects of shinigami healing kido.
  • Stealth Belt: This belt duplicates the effect of kyakko.
  • Jet Shoes: These boots drastically increase the user's speed, duplicating the effect of Shunpo/Sonido/Hirenyaku.
  • Shield: This armband uses the spiritrons from the spirit shock glove, producing a large wall-like barrier in front of the user. The shield is more or less powerful depending on how much power is put into it. It can also create a temporary, but stronger stationary barrier.
  • Tracker: These pair of glasses allow a refined ability to detect spiritual pressure and/or reiatsu, also seeing through anti-detection abilities such as Kyakko.
  • Reishi Rods: These rods, not normally carried but instead inserted into the ground, continually absorb ambient reishi which can be harvested by a spirit shock glove. In great enough amounts and aligned correctly, they can create invisible walls that completely absorb the energy of spiritual attacks. Lastly, they can be activated to release the gathered reishi as an explosive. However, they are extremely vulnerable to physical attack.
  • SCAR Droids: Small, circular objects with a single red "eye" for capturing surroundings, these droids aren't designed for storing energy, but rather to momentarily redirect spiritual energy blasts directed at them. In large amounts, they can keep a volley of energy blasts cycling indefinitely until they need to release one (or all of them). They are vulnerable to physical assaults, though.

Weapons: Weapons made by SWORD are created to combat the spiritual: In this manner, they absorb small bits of the targets reiatsu to reinforce the attack power of the weapon. The stronger an opponent, the stronger the attack power of the weapon, to a point.

Explosives

  • Reiatsu Burst Grenade: This grenade creates an artificial field of debilitating reiatsu within around 30 feet, attempting to overwhelm the senses of weaker spiritually aware beings, forcing unconsciousness or at least momentary neutralization.

Dials: Spirit Dials are moderately small disks that absorb various kinds of energy, be it spiritual or not. Some dials can absorb the reiatsu of opponents, granting strength/speed/endurance boosts.

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