"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
Strange tidings on Earth are bringing stranger events to pass. The ambiguous figure known as The Architect has all but declared war upon the factions of Orpheus and Cerberus. Just beyond the fringe of humanity, shadowy figures in Soul Society begin to pluck the strings, the enigmatic Soushireikan of the Onmitsukido attempting to question a number of individuals on Earth.
With the failure to apprehend the Architect during his attack on Tokyo, the current Brigadier General of Orpheus - Hideo Ueda - has deciphered his next move. However, there seems to be more to this individual than meets the eye. What secrets does he hide, and what are his ultimate motivations..?
ONE STEP FORWARDEarth moves to make pre-emptive attacks against the Architect, stymieing his objectives before they can take root!
[Earth] Where Strides the Behemoth
Orpheus Commander Hideo Ueda makes a shocking revelation regarding the identity of their enemy.
Masato Fujikawa rallies his allies, preparing them for a preemptive strike against their mysterious foe.
Nenshou Mouko and her team attempt to retrieve the data string before the Architect can, but something seems amiss.
Masato Fujikawa's force attempts to undermine the Architect's plans by beating him to his next objective, but not all is what it seems...
The Onmitsukido reacts to the developments in the Living World, setting further reconnaissance into motion.