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Halcyon Days RPG is a text-based roleplaying game centered around the Bleach universe and given its own unique plot and characters, while excluding the canonized plotline and characters of the actual manga.

It features four basic races to play as: the Shinigami (Soul Reapers), the Vizards (half-hollows, half-shinigami), the Quincy (archers given the ability to utilize the spirit energy of the world around them) and Advent Humans (humans that have gained an unusual amount of spirit energy for one reason or another). These four races are then split up into multiple factions for the roleplayer to select. These include the divisions of the Gotei Thirteen, the Vizards' Army of Masks, and Quincy families. Humans are divided between those attending high school at the Tokyo Nishi Kotougakkou, paramilitary working underground with the Orpheus Initiative, and the financially powerful research heads and subjects of the Cerberus Corporation.

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Upon being approved and accepted into HD, the player then uses their approved, unique character of their creation to write what they wish (within reason, of course). They can interact with other characters within the HD-verse, rise through the ranks of their faction/race, and even become involved in the over-arching plot of the whole affair.

The RP follows a week-based time to keep track of writing. All writing in the RP is then graded by the designated faction head or a chosen member. These grades are then made into points which the player can then place in their character's stats to increase their abilities and allow them to grow in power.

There are multiple extra activities within HD, including a Top Stats section that allows players to see how they stack up to others and an Achievements section for them to get small awards for doing certain things within the RP.

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Now has a character sheet, which needs a lot of love.


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  • A Chat with Satan: Tsubaki has been forced to confront her own zanpaktou spirit. Though, instead of fighting Satan, she fought a white-haired woman who then turned into something that looks like Satan.
  • Action Girl: Tsubaki, Hayashi Amaya, Kyuto Tounyuu, Maruyama Ilsa... quite a few, actually.
  • Action Mom: Moira Murray, the former Fourth Division Captain who is usually nice enough to put you back together after she's beaten you into the dirt.
  • Affably Evil: March, to a tee.
  • Alluring Anglerfish: An Adjuchas named Velivolus had an alluringly small looking demonic lure. When attacked, the three-pronged jaws lifted from the sand and snapped shut as an immense flying sandworm over one hundred meters long flew into the sky.
  • Alternate Universe: Halcyon Days uses the ideas and concepts of Bleach, but Ichigo and company never existed here.
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  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Mineto Mitsuyo... especially his hot-tempered, leap-to-conclusions blonde mother.
  • Anti-Climax: After mobilizing all of the shinigami and orchestrating an alliance with Vasto Lordes in order to assault the combined forces of the Espada, the Vizards, and some unfortunately conscripted Humans, breaking through Las Noches and having two dramatic showdowns with the Big Bad... a sudden Ass Pull resulted in a full retreat.
    • In that same battle, a climactic duel between The Hero and The Dragon ended with a OHKO... only to have The Dragon get better in time for another climactic duel with the badass: a fight which never concluded.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Several characters have given up limbs in battle, including Uehara Hayato (replaced with a bionic arm) and Kimura Katsumi (his entire arm, beneath the skin, is now made of plants).
  • Anyone Can Die: Official Pot Mission rule since 2011. Say goodbye to Plot Armor, writers!
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: The Gotei Thirteen tends to function under this doctrine, as do the Vizards and to an extent, Orpheus.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Bankai.
    • More specifically, the Bankai of Katsuji Ishin which will drop the fucking moon on your head.
    • Also, there's Kyuto Tounyuu, whose sword in Bankai turns into a falchion longer than she is tall. Oh... and there's forty-nine of those.
    • Don't forget Leon Valiente Simeon, Kenpachi Jizai, who was able to wield seven swords the size of buildings.
  • Awesomenessby Analysis: Sayis Inuzuri's ability is tied to the ability to recognize a target's true reflection, understanding who they are, what they're like, and what action they're most likely to take.
  • Ax-Crazy: Arano, March, Ciro, to name just a couple
  • Back from the Dead: One of the primary Big Bads Kuragari Seisatsu pulled this one so many times it became boring. Originally a Captain who 'died' during Masaru's Folly, he returned as a Vizard during the Mask Wars and fought on the losing side. While the Imperator of the Army of Masks centuries later, he was locked into a deadly battle with a Vasto Lorde — his herald, Anton Zhukov, assumed him dead and took over as Imperator. Bad idea because sure enough, Seisatsu came back years later and beat Zhukov for his impudence. He forced an alliance with the Espada, leading to Seisatsu getting killed again in a duel against the Soutaichou. Then he was revived again just a few minutes later in time to fight with Kenpachi Leon Simeon.
  • Badass in Distress: Theron and Kago are, briefly, subjected to this. Of course, Senesati just happens to find them, whereupon which they resume ass-kicking.
  • Bad Dreams: Many shikai chapters and bankai encounters follow this pattern. Also, inner-hollow talks easily fall into this trope
  • Beach Episode: Though it took them a long while, Lilith and Lin finally went on the vacation that they had won in a tournament.
  • Berserk Button: Tsubaki, if any of her division members (or former division members) get so much as a scratch.
  • Big Eater: Maruyama Ilsa. Standing over six feet tall and training hard every day, she practically needs to be.
  • Blue Blood: Anenokoji Senesati, Makoto Matsumara, Theron Ascania, Uehara Hayato, and others.
  • Bottled Heroic Resolve: Threshold, Bakudou #29. Makes you feel great while you're bleeding to death! Be prepared for a lecture from your medic once the fight is over.
  • Break the Cutie: Hey remember Sayis when he wasn't sent to war, heartbroken, attacked by Eve ect.?
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Kidou, especially, but also shikai and bankai, and also used to call some attacks.
    • Certain kidou incantations are practically chapters of their own: The crest of turbidity, seeping out. An insolent vessel of madness. Boiling up, denying numbness, blinking, obstructing slumber. The steel princess who creeps; the mud doll, ever disintegrating. Unite! Oppose! Filling the earth, know your own impotence! Hadou #90, Kurohitsugi.
      • But damn if some of them aren't just fun to say.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Every kidou attack, and a lot of personal attacks.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Tsubaki is living on borrowed time by harnessing the black fire. How long can she hold out?
  • Crazy-Prepared: Sayis has a majority of the kidou list itself equipped. Likewise, Ciro and Aragon have enough items to start up their own department store.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Eventually Haresuno at every move.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Hayashi Amaya embodies this trope. She not only enjoys pain, but she gets energized by her own injuries.
    • Leon had more than a little of this himself. When tanking a hit that would kill other men, he would grin.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Sora used to be a nice, nature loving, law abiding citizen; until he went to Rukongai.
  • Crapsack World: Evil entities with massive destructive power materializing all over the world, students with acces to black market weapons and drugs, secret organizations that deal with obscure supernatural forces operate within japan; and the worst part is that the government seems to be unable to do anything about it.
  • Crossing the Desert: This was pretty much Plot Missions of 2009
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The sparring match between Tsubaki and Shin ended with Shin essentially KOing ‘’himself’’, the fight was so badly matched.
  • Cute Bruiser: Lilith is certainly headed that way.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Tsubaki's Aura of the Righteous Devil - Over 1,000 Reiatsu Crushed Hollows Served.
    • Way of Forbidden Words... reality manipulation, anyone?
    • Hadouken is a forbidden technique capabe of vaporizing entire city blocks.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Too many to count. Really, who here doesn't have one?
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mineto Mitsuyo, any time he opens his mouth.
  • Discard and Draw: Tsubaki is perhaps the only canonized example: after realizing that her zanpakuto spirit was eating away at her soul and identity, she had a climactic battle to not just subdue the spirit, but kill it completely. Then, left without a zanpakuto, she had to connect with a new portion of her soul, find a new spirit and attain a completely new power.
  • Distressed Damsel: Kyu played this role when she became a target for the assassins of the Twelfth Division. No stranger to fighting, and not expecting any help, Kyu eventually tried to take on the entire Twelfth Division head-on. That’s when Sayis had his Big Damn Heroes moment, showing up just in time to stop one assassin, and forcing the rest to back down out of sheer bravado.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Sayis, trying to get Eve the homicidal Quincy to stand down. It didn't work. He still managed to defeat her without killing her.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Most of the ‘olds’ after they decided to move on: Shiroi, Louhi, Chiaki, Zhukov, Leon, Daedalus, Seisatsu, Orcus, and a number of other bads. Canonically, the captains helped Shiroi to lead a suicide mission to destroy Orcus and the neo-Espada; Seisatsu, Zhukov, and Daedalus killed each other in a brutal free-for-all to decide who would control the new Vizards.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Saika went through a period of this after Kaiho’s death.
  • Enemy Within: The Kiler Sora, one of the asects of Sora's inner world, represents all the evil in him. This would be okay, if it wasn't for the fact that he frequently tries to drag him back to his old ways.
  • Ensign Newbie: Adelaide Pierce. Before going on any actual mission for the Eighth Division and having only just barely attained her initial release, Addie became Fifth Seat, second highest ranked player in the Division at the time.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: When Hare took over the 5th, he made this a goal. Can also be combined with Malevolent Architecture & Benevolent Architecture.
  • Evil Feels Good: Sora realizes this at the end of the seventh division riot. After killing two of Filibuster's oficers, the Killer Sora makes him realize just how much he enjoyed it.
  • Fiery Redhead: Paging Mineto Mitsuyo...
  • Friend in the Black Market: Most TNK students are frequenters of the black market to buy their illegal drugs and guns.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Kimura Katsumi has the dubious ability to talk to animals while having complete control over plants.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Averted. Adam threw Light at an escaping criminal, only to have Light teleport away instead.
    • "...if somebody didn't pussy out..."
  • Grumpy Old Man: Hisao, yup.
  • Groin Attack: A painful lesson delivered by Kyuto Tounyuu when Arcadian Kyuu rushed in too close, too fast.
  • Healing Factor: Theron Ascania has some remarkably effective healing and damage resistance, making him extremely difficult to put down.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Almost every boss while Shiroi was Soutaichou. If you weren't The Hero or one of his close friends, you could expect to lose against every boss you fought.
  • Horned Humanoid: The former Captain of the Ninth, Saika Rakushun, boasted horns on his head.
    • The young Vizard Toki also has a cute pair of horns on her head.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Arano all the way.
  • Faking the Dead: Arcadian Kyuu, now known as Theron Ascania.
  • Kill It with Fire: The entire Tenth Division.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Sayis Inuzuri incarnate. Fight him at range, get nuked. Fight him up close, get gutted.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Memory Chikan except Chikan are more magical
  • Loophole Abuse: Everyone and their dog.
  • Magic Knight: Sayis Inuzuri. Just... Sayis Inuzuri. Anenokoji Senesati is now creating an entire division of Magic Knights, though.
  • The Men in Black: Orpheus and Cerberus often project this aura. Shinigami also have a nasty habit of making you forget the important things.
  • Necromantic: The former Vizard Imperator Anton Zhukov sometimes crossed into actual villain territory out of his desire to revive his tragically frozen lover.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Plenty of examples of this. A good one: During Ye Olde Hueco Mundo Plot Missions, Eleventh Division Captain Yuzuki Masato and his Co-Third Seat Mabara Tsubaki engage Vizard Konane in battle, aided by the behemoth hollow Adramalech. Konane escapes into Adramalech's massive, crevice-ridden body. Masato plays the waiting game, but Tsubaki pursues the Vizard into Adramalech. She decapitates him, but Adramalech absorbs the Vizard's power, transforming into an Adjuchas-class Hollow. Allies they might be now, but in the future Adramalech's going to be a lot harder to kill.
  • Oh, Crap!: Hikaru when faced with responsibility, and anyone fighting Sayis, Tsubaki, or Theron.
  • Older Than They Look: Souls' ages and appearances are wildly different.
  • People Puppets: Ciro, even his True Awakening has to do with people looking puppets.
  • Plot Armor: In the case of Shiroi, Louhi and company. Funny how things mysteriously never seemed to hit them, eh?
  • Psychotic Smirk: Ciro, Riki, just about any character or baddie who happens to be off their rocker (which is more than a few).
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: Male or Female has no direct impact on the game, and there are several characters that defy the stereotypes (and some that embrace them wholeheartedly).
  • Re-Power: All the time. People get bored of their powers, or think that a different skillset would be more in line with the character, so they will just switch, oftentimes without even noting the difference.
  • Reality Warper: Kindou #100, Kuukanten'i. Now you see Soukyoku Hill, now you don't!
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Sayis Inuzuri.
  • Reformed Criminal: The whole point of the Seventh Division.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Thaleia, and by extension the Peacekeepers. They're not afraid to fight, but they'd rather not kill.
  • Secret Keeper: Theron has entrusted his secret about his true identity to only a few.
  • The Aggressive Drug Dealer: Ciro, he even turned a Quincy into an Advent Human just to make them join Cerberus, thereby increasing drug sales.
  • The Chains of Commanding: The downside to getting a captain's haori. One of them, anyway...
  • The Dandy: Osagawa Kazuhiko. Even his shikai is fabulous!
  • The Medic: Makoto, Moira, Hotate, The Fourth Division in general
  • The Grim Reaper: Theron Ascania's Shikai, Ban Kai, persona, appearance...
    • Technically all shinigami.
  • Talking Weapon: Everyone's zanpakutou, after they achieve shikai. Some are more chatty than others (Ilsa's Hinometori), some like to harass their wielders (Haresuno's Xiezhi), but mostly they like to be aloof and enigmatic.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Tsubaki personified.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Mineto Mitsuyo looks like a young girl... until he opens his mouth. He is very quick to correct people.
    • Kyu gets the opposite, with several confusing the short-haired tomboy as an actual boy.
      • It doesn't help that there are some debates on who would be the 'man' in their growing relationship.
  • Useless Superpowers: Many releases can technically do all sorts of awesome things, but the GMs don't allow it because of how overpowered they would be then.
    • Saika's zanpakuto would create clouds of metal, force them into his enemy's lungs and liquidate them from the inside. For that same reason, he wasn't allowed to.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Blood Templar
  • When Trees Attack: Katsumi's Zanpaktou to a T
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