Chapter 517 cover

After briefly greeting the Shinigami, the Royal Guard move to take Ichigo and the injured Byakuya, Rukia and Renji to the Royal Palace.

The Royal Guard makes their grand entrance, with one of their members enthusiastically greeting the Gotei 13, as well as asking them if they have been doing well. Shinji states that it the Royal Guard is much more different than what he had expected. Suddenly, he is struck on the head by Kirio Hikifune. He fails to recognize her until Kirio tells him who she is, getting a shocked reaction from Shinji.

Another member of the royal Guard asks Unohana if she has been using the healing skills he had taught her correctly. Though Unohana confirms that she has, the Royal Guard member yells at her saying that a great amount of people have died. Before he can continue, Oshō interrupts, and Shunsui asks the Royal Guard why they have decided to come. Oshō says that they have come at the Spirit King's will to rebuild the Gotei 13, but they are escorting Ichigo to the Royal Palace first.

Suì-Fēng loses her temper at the Royal Guard, complaining about how they did not intervene while Seireitei was attacked and now talk of rebuilding. To her surprise, one of the Royal Guard members appear behind her and grab her arm, proceeding to criticize Suì-Fēng her for not knowing her place, and how shameful it is for the Gotei 13 to be in such a crisis. Oshō hits his fellow member on the head, letting Suì-Fēng pull her arm free, and tells them that they will save the arguing for later.

Senjumaru Shutara arrives with large orbs containing Byakuya, Renji, Rukia, and Ichigo’s broken Tensa Zangetsu then claiming that the broken Zanpakutō’s owner is the only one left. Unohana tells her that they are in no condition to leave Seireitei. One of the Royal Guard members says that is precisely why they are taking them, as Byakuya would die if he remains in Seireitei.

Upon seeing Tensa Zangetsu, Mayuri asks Senjumaru if she broke into his lab to retrieve it. Senshumaru declares that she simply placed her hand on the door and pushed it open. Ichigo asks why he need to come along, saying that his injuries are not nearly as major and that he has other things to take care of as well. Oshō tells him that the reason they are taking him is different. Suddenly, a loud voice booms, saying that it is lucky that everyone is together.