Soul Meister and Soul Weapons
Ubel Gegand -> Soul Academy
After many years of war across the lands of the dead and living, the leaders of the afterlife banned together to create a sacred tradition and union: A partnership between Soul Weapon and Meister. Since then, schools have been created in every corner of the Underworld that touches every dimension. These schools serve as a base to bring together Meisters and Weapons, as well as train them to use their abilities and strengthen their partnership. The partnership between these two allows the pair to hunt down corrupt souls and collect them as bounty, each corrupted soul adding to the power that they wield.
Mirg the Soulmarcher has taken action to opening one of these schools in the heart of Excelsior, in the very walls of Ubel Gegand. Here he heads the school and helps train Meisters and Soul Weapons alike both in the art of combat and Soul Resonance. Those who are brave enough to enter the borders of the land of the dead may come to join the Death Force, the force of Soul Weapons and Meisters that takes residence in Ubel Gegand and hunts corrupted souls beyond.
Upon entering Excelsior and traveling to Ubel Gegand successfully, one may request from Mirg to become a Soul Meister. Upon finding the person’s Soul worthy of such a bond, Mirg will then pair a Soul Weapon with the Meister. Soul Weapons have two forms: Form of Being and Weapon Form.
Form of being is the Weapon’s physical form. Some take the shapes of humans, others animals. You may choose your weapon’s species, gender, and look. While in this form, the Soul Weapon is vulnerable to damage, and even death if enough damage is taken. Also, it is the form where the Soul Weapon can devour the soul of a corrupted soul to become more powerful.
The Soul Weapon’s form is a weapon or piece of a equipment (armor). You may choose the Soul Weapon’s weapon form. The Soul Weapon also has a dominating element type, which can be used by the Meister while wielding the Weapon (You may also choose this). It is in this form that the Meister wields as a weapon against the corrupted Souls (as well as other enemies), attempting to reap their soul. The Soul Weapon is immune to most forms of damage in this form, except for the power of another Soul Weapon and Meister’s Soul Resonance.
Soul Resonance is the spiritual link between a Weapon and Meister when they attempt to link their souls and obtain a level of heightened power. Each Weapon/Meister pair’s resonance is unique, just as each Meister and Weapon is unique. To enter Soul Resonance, the pair must attune their Souls to the same spiritual wavelength. Only once they obtain the same wavelength can they enter Soul Resonance.
Once a Soul Weapon has collected 99 corrupted souls and one Witch soul (special mission), the Soul Weapon enters its ultimate form: the Deathscythe. Deathscythes have the unique ability to fight on their own in their human/animal form, using a combination of their weapon abilities/element and physical power. The Deathscythe can also still revert to weapon form and be wielded by their Meister. Deathscythes can also obtain Soul Resonance with their Meister with very little concentration.
-A person can become a Soul Meister at anytime, as long as they have a free Regional aspect spot open.
-A person can start using Soul Resonance at rank 5. At rank 5, the pair can remain in Soul Resonance state for no more than 3 of their posts (6 total) and can only use it once per battle..
-4th ranks are able to maintain Soul Resonance for 5 of their posts (10 total), but also can only use it once per battle..
-At rank 3, the pair can maintain Soul Resonance indefinitely, though it will continue to drain both of them while they remain within the Resonance. Also, once they exit, they cannot re-enter in the same battle.
-3rd rank is also the rank where the Soul Weapon can obtain the level of Deathscythe, but the pair must collect 99 corrupted souls. Once they have and are 3rd rank, they have the opportunity to fight a Witch. Once they successfully defeat the witch and consume its Soul, the Weapon can become a Deathscythe. Once the Weapon becomes a Deathscythe, the drain of using Soul Resonance decreases dramatically. -2nd Ranks gain the ability to exit and re-enter Soul Resonance repeatedly.
-1st Ranks have the ability to wield any Soul Weapon or Deathscythe with no difficulty accessing Soul Resonance with them (Normally it would be very difficult).
-In rarer cases, some Meisters dual wield twin Soul Weapons. These are weapons that are twins only in weapon form, but can be very different in animal/human form. The two Weapons are the same design and function in weapon form, though can have different elements. (Example is dual wielding two pistols.) The downside to dual wielding is that it takes more energy and concentration to achieve Soul Resonance between three different souls than two, making their Resonances last 1 less post (2 total), but generally once achieved, their Soul Resonances tend to be more powerful as well.
-If a weapon consumes a pure soul, they and their Meister become a Kishin and are considered an antagonist and impure souls by the Soul Academy. The Kishin can be killed for the number of souls that it consumed, adding to the total towards Deathscythe. Kishins cannot be reverted back to their previous form once they have consumed a pure soul.