Wow, is this RP section kinda sad. Right, time to change all that. Primarily looking to see if there's any interest in this concept. I'm combining pieces of all Eva Media with a focus on Rebuild for a general starting setting.
"Welcome to NERV. A world wide organisation dedicated to the protection of humanity from entities known as Angels. We have at least ten major branches all over, each researching and developing ways to combat Angels. Given the nature of our combat tactics, the Vatican treaty normally prevents gatherings like this, but as a special exception, you've all been brought together. As pilots of the Ultimate All-Purpose Humanoid Decisive Battle Weapon: Evangelion, your mission is to destroy Angels. It may seem unfair to force such a task on ones as young as yourselves, but then, life hasn't exactly been fair to you thus far, so why expect that to change?" ~ Dr. Idle
Your role in the story is as stated, a pilot to an assigned Evangelion. As one of the currently active pilots, you've been brought together to NERV Headquarters in Tokyo 3 for the first ever "Training Retreat". The purpose of this retreat to judge the efficacy of each pilot and attempt to standardise a training regime for pilots. However, as always, machinations move in the background. Trapped between SEELE, the Angels and an insane Director, it's your goal to survive as long as possible in a hostile world and try not to end it along the way. The plot will focus on several aspects, including the pilots personal lives, their battle with the angels and others.
Massive cybernetic entities created and controlled by humans to combat the Angels. They are enormous humanoids housed in armoured restraints. Their origins are a mystery to most. While the ones we use in this RP share their designation with the originals, their designs will be up to the RPers.
Near invincible monsters born of Adam, having many diverse forms, they are incomprehensible to humans, seemingly incapable of communicating with each other.
An event that occurred 15 years prior to the series, it wiped out about a third of the world's population, melted the Antartic ice caps and basically turned the oceans red, killing off many species of marine life. The view point of this event varies depending on whether you are in the know or not.
The cover story is a meteor like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs struck Earth.
The truth is that a bunch of researchers in the region woke up entities known as Angels. In this particular iteration, four "Adam Like" Angels and the Third Angel now housed in Bethany Base.
Since this event Angels have shown up at random to attack Tokyo 3.
The First Angel, discovered under the ice in the Antarctic, it created the Second Impact, causing the death of billions.
The Second Angel contained in Terminal Dogma beneath the Tokyo 3 geofront. It produces a constant flow of LCL fluid.
Any pilots background includes the following traits.
- A dead mother.
- Recruitment into Nerv.
- Aged 14.
Once that's covered, they are potentially from just about anywhere and as such could have been stationed at any of the following bases.
Located at the geofront beneath Tokyo 3 in Japan, this base contains some of the most vital of Nerv's equipment including the Simulation bodies, the original Magi super computer and Terminal Dogma. It is also at the forfront of the war with the Angels as they perpetually attempt to assail the city. It contains both the Evangelion Prototype Unit 00 and the Test Unit 01.
Nerv 1st Branch
Located in Massachusetts, USA, this base is actually part of the MIT campus, often hiring graduates. It also contains the Magi 04 super computer. Primarily focused on theoretical work it unfortunately, given the nature of this base, contains only one Evangelion (Unit 03) and no means to properly test its capabilities.
Nerv 2nd Branch
Located at the infamous Area 51 base in Nevada, USA, this base is responcible for testing many experimental weapons for use by Evas. Its status as a testing site also limits it to one fully functioning Evangelion (Unit 04).
Nerv 3rd Branch
Nerv's Germany Branch is located in Berlin with a secondary site in Hamburg. It, like Headquarters, therefore has access to two seperate sets of Magi super computers, both 03 in Berline and 05 in Hamburg. Unlike the U.S. Branch Bases, the Third Branch has a full staff, allowing for practical testing of Evas and research. It currently contains Unit 02.
Nerv 4th Branch "Bethany"
Located in the North Pole, Bethany base is technically under the supervision of the 3rd Branch. Unlike other bases researching the production and improvement of Evangelions, Bethany focuses on researching Angels using the corpse of the Third Angel retrieved from the site of the Second Impact. The Base is more akin to a prison than a research centre. Holding only one Evangelion (Unit 05), this Eva was designed to be the Angel's jailer and is heavily modified to suit that goal.
Nerv 5th Branch "Golgotha"
Located somewhere within the borders of China. Golgotha is a base with a tenuous grasp for morals and ethics. Creating the Dummy Plug System, it has several pilots for testing purposes. Rumours persist about its breaking of the Vatican Treaty, though its resident Evangelion number is still unconfirmed with Chinese officials insistent that only one of its Evas are active (Unit 07).
Nerv 6th Branch "Eden"
A base only sanctioned in the last year. It consists of one installation not unlike an oil rig designed to float on water with several decommissioned British Navy vessels acting as support. It is stationed in the former Antarctic with the intention of researching the lasting effects of the Second Impact and any other phenomenon related to it. It carries a single pilot on board with a sealed Evangelion (Unit Alpha)
Nerv 7th Branch "Tabgha"
A Base Located in the Mare Tranquilitatis on the moon. A provisional base with only one pilot and one Evangelion under construction (Mark.06).
[code:1][b]Name:[/b] (You don't have to stick with the ship theme of the original)
[b]D.O.B.:[/b] (Sometime in 2001)
[b]Previous Station:[/b] (From the list, please be aware of the numbers at each base and Golgotha is off limits)
[b]Appearance:[/b] (Pictures are acceptable, but I prefer a written description)
[b]Suit Colours:[/b] (Will carry across to Evas in most cases)
[b]Evangelion:[/b] (Pictures may not do them justice, so don't hesitate to add a paragraph if a visual mediums are lacking)
[b]Background:[/b] (While the required elements are a factor, they need not be the focus, try to be original and have some fun with it.)[/code:1]
The Forced-Evolution System
Much like Unit-02's Beast mode or 01's godlike ascension in Rebuild, this idea basically takes advantage of the fact that the combination of all Evas and their Pilots is an inherently unique situation. Under such circumstances an Eva may not only go Berserk like most have been known to do, but under the right conditions the Eva may in fact Evolve in a unique manner to suit the will of its pilot.
In this case, it is not an event which can be called an Ascension into a God so much as assuming a different form to suit the wielder.
Unit-00 - Shiori Takatsuki, First Child
Unit-01 - Isaac Kenny, Ninth Child
Unit-02 - Valda Krieg, Seventh Child
Unit-03 - Akio Inoue, Fourth Child
Unit-04 - Tokei Akai, Second Child
Provisional Unit-05 - Katla Rökkvisdóttir, Third Child
Mark.06 - Raglan James "J" Wyngarde, Sixth Child
Unit-07 - Jié Qi, Fifth Child
Unit-α - Shirou Karigane, Eighth Child
Commander - Owen Kenny
Vice-Commander - Moravec Carter
Lead Scientist - Dr. Johann Idle.
Mission Director - Kiyoshi Miki
Go to http://www.evageeks.org/evageeks-irc-channel/
Put #EGFLoL-RP as the channel name
Enter a Nickname and continue.
2. No God-modding or power playing, only I get to do that. THis extends to NPCs when not given permission otherwise.
3. Unless stated otherwise, you post in the order you are on the Character list.
4. Forced Evolution Modes (FEM) Are to only be used with permission or when stated.
5. GM's beat stick. THis rule stands for listening to me, or else. >:3
First thing is first. I intend to introduce some new elements to the story which I will address later depending on interest and whether people are interested in them. In the meantime, if there are any questions, idea or anything you wish to bring up or have addressed, feel free to do just that.
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