Chapter 537: Everything but the Rain Op.10 ‘Prinz von Licht’
Rightly so, knowing the fact that Masaki is a powerful Quincy it makes the conditions around her deaths a bit suspicious. Ishinn draws back to the ‘Blut vene’ ability. The armor ability. Ichigo displayed that ability when struck by Juha Bach.
Before he does onwards, he pretty much admits how he feels. He says: “It wasnt that I couldn’t save. It was I didn’t save her.” Even without his power he felt Masaki and Grand Fisher. He didn’t bother going because he knew Grand Fisher would be no problem for Masaki.
But, instead of beating him, she died on that encounter with the hollow.
Ishinn then ask Ichigo if he ever heard Uryuu say anything about his mother. Ishinn confirms that Uryuu’s mother is in fact Katagiri like I guess last time out. She collapsed on the same day as Masaki, nine years ago. She died three months later.
Ichigo asks the most prudent question. What the hell happened on that day.
I am not sure what it translates too in English, but is a ritual. A ‘Holy Selection’ of Quincy carried out by Yuha Bach I guess. As Ishinn explained it there was a legend of a sealed king(yuha bach). In the tales of that it took the King 900 years to regain his hearbeat. 90 years to regain his reason and 9 more to regain his power.
In order to get his power back Yuha Bach picked what he deemed as ‘impure’ quincies. and took their power for his own. So Katagiri was only a half-blood and her powers were pulled away from her. Apperently her body was already weak and thus the process was too much body to handle and she passed away. Masaki would have deemed to be impure because she was tainted by the hollow.
Yuha Bach absorbed her powers when she was in combat with Grand Fisher quickly turning the table around in her disadvantage. Without her powers she couldn’t possibly hope to do anything. In the end she sacrificed her life to save the life of her son.
Yuhabach is the father of All Quincy. In a sense he is to the quincy what the soul-king is to the Shinigami. His blood flows within all quincy, so even Ichigo has his blood flowing through him.
With that Ishinn has told his son everything he should know about his past, his bloodline. He is surprised and I guess proud to see Ichigo find his resolve returned.
I’m sure Ichigo wants to get back to Soul Society. He goes outside to find Ikumi-san waiting outside his house. She seems a bit nervous to me as she hands back his old badge. He gives her his thanks and heads out.
The scene switches to the unknown realm where thevandereich reside. And to my surprise. Uryuu is all dressed up and seemed to have joined their ranks much to Yuha Bach’s delight.
Now, I know that Ishida isnt stupid. I also wouldn’t be surprised that Ryuuken has told Uryuu about how his mother died. Even if he didn’t. I don’t think Ryuuken would allow his son to join the man who basicly is resposible for his wife’s death.
The plot thickens indeed.