It has been several weeks since Aizen and his followers, Gin Ichimaru and Kannamae Tousen, betrayed the Gotei 13. After an elaborate plot to obtain the Hogyoku, followed by a retreat to the hollow realm Hueco Mundo. The Gotei has been left with nothing to do but prepare for the inevitable showdown with Aizen’s armada once the hogyoku awakens. However, despite all of their preparations, nothing can prepare them for the storm which is to come.
----- Soul Society, Squad 13------
A young man was meditating in the woods near squad 13's barracks, he appeared in age to be about 17 or 18. He wore the standard pants of a shinigami, long baggy black pants with a white rope belt. Instead of the usual matching shirt however, the man wore a chainmail shirt, their metallic grey standing out from, but not clashing with, the uniform bottom. The shirt was short sleeved, to reduce its weight and unwieldiness, and the man didn’t seem to notice them being any different than a