Bounts (バウント, Baunto) are a group of Humans that live by consuming Human souls, as well as Shinigami and Quincy souls which potentially increases their abilities.
Bounts are living beings similar to the Quincy, the difference being that they have a special component that is encompassed by a Human soul. Bounts have the unique ability to absorb Human souls, making them their own. It is as a result of this ability that Bounts at various times in Human history were labeled "Vampires". As the accidental creations of a Shinigami scientist, they were once affiliated with Soul Society. Currently, the Bounts in general are only a small tribe of beings from what they once were. Due to their circumstance, they are neither affiliated with Soul Society nor the Human World; they are pariahs, accepted in neither dimension.
The natural abilities they possess due to their unique creation differentiate them from normal Humans and even Quincy. These abilities include:
♦Soul Absorption: Bounts normally try to absorb the Human's soul after the person dies and is trying to pass on. But they are also capable of taking the souls of those who are living, to do so kills the Human.
♦Immortality: By absorbing Human souls, a Bount can live forever. When they absorb Human souls, they gain eternal life.
♦Empowerment: By taking the souls of living Humans, Bounts gain unique abilities.
The Bounts were created by Ran'Tao as the accidental result of an explosion during an experiment by the predecessor of the Shinigami Research and Development Institute. The experiment was an attempt to develop eternal life using the already slow-aging Shinigami souls as the base, but the materials used in the experiment crossed with the development of souls in the Real World and led to the creation of a new spiritually-active Human race, called the Bounts.
The Bount souls were scattered about the world, giving rise to a new race that never aged after reaching their twenties or thirties. They were generally treated as outcasts due to the fact that they did not age. The Bounts who survived the massacre wandered like nomads and eventually fell prey to constant attacks by Hollows. It was during this time that the boy, Eugene Carrier, activated the seal's power and merged with his Doll - the Bount equivalent to a Shinigami's Zanpakutō - and killed off the attacking Hollows and created a tear in the dimension and discovered the Naruto-Verse.
The surviving Bounts scatter through out the land of the five great nation to find away of a new life. There they had created an opening for wondering Hollows who had follow them through and now they hide in waiting to seek revenge on the Soul Society on what they have done to them. Each passing days more and more Shinobi has gone disappearing as its creating stirs of war between each village thinking it might be a declaration of war, but the Bounts are using this dimensions as a hidden base so they can once again destroy the Soul Society.....
Act 1: Friend or For?