(KARA MASTERS VS AKUTAGAWA ATSUSHI)
In the short time she'd been part of the Thirteenth Division, Kara had taken it upon herself to thoroughly explore its vast domain. It was during one such exploratory trek that she'd found this particular spot, high up on one of the larger mountains surrounding the division's headquarters. It was a really weird place. Despite the thick clouds of frosty white mist drifting about and the occasional flurries of snow, the large ... well, valley, was perplexingly warm. After long hours spent meditating, Kara discovered that this isolated place was suffused with a peculiar kind of localized spirit particle stream whose radiation, whilst virtually undetectable, kept the skin-piercing chill of the snow-covered tract in check. Kara had taken to calling this place No Frost Land- which, while off-kilter and kind of lame, seemed somehow better than The Weather Paradox place.
It was to No Frost Land that Kara now came. Once she'd entered into the roughly one kilometer square region of the exotic spirit energy, she shrugged off her winter coat and stopped, closing her eyes and letting the exotic warmth flow through her. As always, it cleared her mind, and she would need a clear mind today. She'd asked her former superior for a friendly spar, but it was also kind of cathartic, for lack of a better term. Kara believed that fighting against someone more skilled than herself would help dispel the strange dark cloud of uncertainty and agitation she'd been feeling since accepting the role of Second Division Captain.
As her opponent had yet to arrive, Kara found a spot beneath an old and rotting gateway, sat cross-legged, and meditated with her eyes closed.