Good way to start out the day: post some quinque facts ~!
New investigators are given a mass-produced basic bikaku type quinque, “Tsunagi.”
In order for a new quinque to be made, a ghoul’s kakuhou must be intact — quinques are activated by passing an electric current through the kakuhou. The case appears to help channel the electric current. The necessity of having an intact kakuhou is one reason why investigators are encouraged not to cause more harm than necessary to a ghoul.
Quinques can’t operate at the full potential of the original kagune, nor will they take the same shape; the shape is designed by CCG researchers based on the properties of the kakuhou.
Koukaku kagune are the most difficult type to handle due to their size and weight.
Dual-type quinques can be made by merging different kakuhou types together, but these weapons are very rare due to the difficulty of finding compatible kakuhou.
The owner of a quinque chooses its name. Many are named after the ghoul they were made from ( Arata, Fueguchi 1 / 2, 13′s Jason ) though some investigators will name them after themselves ( Kuroiwa Special, Higeonimaru ) ; others have more subtle names and references.
Quinques have a built-in biometric lock so that they can’t be used by ghouls. However, at least one ghoul has found a way to override this feature, and ghouls at the Ghoul Restaurant used to give stolen quinques to human scrappers. Half ghouls appear to be able to use them without issue.
High level quinques have remote activations as part of their ability, allowing for long range attacks.
The research laboratories where quinques are developed is in the same facility as the main office in the 1st Ward.
So we’ve had quite an angsty chapter and the war’s first real victim among Fairy Tail and its allies: Chelia’s powers.
But among it all, I find what she said here extremely relevant:
1. Chelia makes a distinction between “good” Gods and “bad” Gods. Until now all the Gods that have been speculated of and/or introduced to us have been done so in negative light. Ankhserum cursed Zeref which lead to a whooole ton of other stuff, including Tartaros, END, the relaunch of the R-system, baddie-Jellal to name a few. The war God Ikusa-tsunagi was also someone Natsu had to defeat, having been summoned by the bad guys during Avatar and finally Chronos - who may or may not be the same as Dimaria - clearly also on the antagonists’ side of the story.
Chelia, however hints at the existence of possible good Gods too. Which is significant, should the story eventually lead to a human vs God showdown (which it seems like more and more with every chapter). I doubt God Slayers themselves will be that crucial in that climactic scenario (simply because none of our mains are god slayers or have the capability yet). In such a situation, having at least one God on your side who actually has some clue of the rules and stuff governing this shibang is not just a very very good thing, but a required one too.
2. Dimaria’s reaction to Chelia’s powers. Whether this was also Chronos’ opinion (if they are indeed two different beings) isn’t very clear, but the fact that the possessor of a God’s Soul wasn’t aware of the existence of God Slaying magic is significant.
Both the God slayers we know of - Chelia and Zancrow - had learnt the same when being taught Lost/Ancient Magic (in Chelia’s case formally, and Zancrow from Hades). It seems weird to me that a God, or someone who embodies the soul of one would be unaware of information as crucial as this.
So how did the technique find itself in the repositories of Lost Magic? Possibly one of those handy good Gods we haven’t met yet?
I can’t believe we actually first mentioned the Yakuma battle gods with Minerva and we never did anything with them Aside from Ikasu-Tsunagi. Kinda wish if Avatar was all about world building then we get to have Minerva kinda show them maybe a country or city that worshipped Yakuma, I mean, we don’t have to meet them we just gotta do something with them.
Fragment of robe (kosode).
Japanese, Edo period, late 17th century.
Fragment of robe (kosode) with design of avi leaves in dark
blue with white spots and green stencil resist-dye and flowers and leaves in
green, pink and light brown silk embroidery and gold-wrapped thread couching on
a cream silk damask ground with woven design of floral motifs and interlocking
swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).
Provenance: Purchased by the MFA,
October 4, 1928. Harriet Otis Cruft Fund
So….. The Haikyuu website added more character bios so I checked google chrome’s translations of it once again and of course, they’re awful… But they are freaking hilarious, so here’s the new ones! Also, please check the picture captions too XD
Personally, I think Natsu becoming OP has made him even more badass than he already was? I mean, remember that time when he one punched a fricken war god? Like DAMN, Natsu! Gildarts might need to watch himself because this Dragneel ain’t messing around.
– submitted by @marioboss365
Shibori Kimono. Early
Showa period (1927-1940), Japan. The
Kimono Gallery. A rinzu silk kimono
featuring ‘chayatsuji’ (water garden scenery) with 'ume’(Japanese plum),
'kaede’ (maple leaf) and 'shippou-tsunagi’ (jointed four circles) patterns.
Shibori is the main technique utilized, with the addition of yuzen-dyeing
(painting) and plentiful foil highlighting. The soft, high-quality rinzu
(damask) silk base is woven with motifs of wave, bird and flower circle