Welcome to my roleplay, Eva et Salomé.
The premise is the standard Eva one, with Second Impact, Angels, Tokyo-3, and such, though with some changes which will come into prominence later. You know that the year is 2015, and the Third Angel has assaulted Nerv Command in Tokyo-3 before being killed by Evangelion Unit-01. The pilot and Eva were both damaged in the fight, and Nerv has ordered that Unit-02 from Xi'an and Unit-e from Berlin be shipped to Japan as quickly as possible.
The rules should be obvious. I am the God-Emperor of the roleplay, decent writing is expected, as is fair and reasonable play.
You can play as one of the Eva pilots or a Nerv/Seele Officer, or both if you like. Currently all pilots are taken; additional Evas and pilots can be introduced later at request. The Evas do not have to resemble their canon counterparts. The pilot of Unit-00 will remain stationed in Antarctica, and while vital to the story will not be really introduced until later.
Virtually any job in Nerv is open, including Commander.
Birthdate: (usually in 2001)
Eva: (just the name; describe the Eva in its own sheet)
Background: (detail is expected)
Designation: (even if it is, say, Unit-01, it doesn't have to resemble Yui-sama)
Spirit: (usually the pilot's mother)
Descent: (Adam or Lilith)
Background: (detail is expected)
Name: Frederik Sunesen
Birthdate: April 2nd, 2001
Nationality: Danish (Norwegian, see below)
Eva: Ophelia, Unit-e
Appearance: A bishonen with brown hair and blue eyes? It doesn't really matter.
Background: Denmark is a low, flat country, and so was almost completely flooded by Second Impact. Most of the Danes have since moved on to a new Danish homeland in the Norwegian mountains. But a few have remained in what once was the fatherland, living in stilt houses rising high above the sea. For the first ten years of his life Frederik Sunesen lived in one of these with his maternal uncle Frederik Aaben, a Lutheran priest. For three years he then lived with his paternal grandmother in the Danish homeland in Norway, before being recruited by Nerv branch in Berlin, where he spent the past year.
But enough of this nonsense; now onto Frederik.
Mr. Aaben attempted to instill religiosity in his nephew, reading to him from the Bible and even from theologians such as Kierkegaard regularly. This was but a partial success; for while Frederik became well-read in such matters, he always managed to avoid going to Sunday service. No matter. Frederik's true god is Shakespeare. He first read a translation of Macbeth at the age of eight, and his devotion has since led him to teach himself English, merely to read the bard in his original tongue.
Frederik adores his Eva, even going to the unheard of act of naming it. His piloting however is mediocre, as he has far more interest in looking out through Ophelia's eyes and napping in the entry plug than training. He believes that Ophelia is his and only his, and that he only cooperates with those angel-killing Nerv bastards to keep her close. Nerv Berlin only retains him at the orders of Seele.
Designation: Evangelion Unit-e 'Ophelia' (Brabantic Type)
Spirit: Adela Aaben
Pilot: Frederik Sunesen
Descent: An Adam
Design: Unit-e's design is very much like that of one of the figures in this statue, including color. There are many geometric engravings on the body, pentagrams, Chi-rho and linked circles. Ophelia's arms are steampunk in design, with rusted metal and bronze pistons, and are clearly artifical and not part of her natural form.
Purpose: Unit-e is not built for combat, though she could be sortied in emergencies, but is meant to sing the song that will end the world.
Name: Evelyn Rossetti
Birthdate: September 24th, 2001
Eva: L'Evangelion Vera
Appearance: Evelyn is pale and tall and possesses very dark red hair with red eyes. Her attire is usually an ornate plugsuit of dark colors, especially purple, with a dress she sewed into it.
Background: "She has eaten of the Fruit of Knowledge. She must have. Why then is she sinless? Or is she in the utmost depravity? My God, I cannot tell."
In temperament Evelyn is flirtatious, creative and charming. She enjoys composing surreal masked dramas that she enacts by herself. But despite her unique charms, Evelyn was found to be lacking in any conscience. She has no compassion or guilt or loyalty; she would send the whole world to hell if she could and if it amused her. Therefore to ensure her obedience Seele had to discipline her in the cruellest ways. Thus they formed a deadly covenant with her, based not on loyalty but on the terror that now supresses her hatred. A lonesome, lovely, mad girl; the soul of the Hanged Mother Lilith.
Designation: L'Evangelion Vera (Unit-00)
Spirit: Once housed the saved soul of a scientist killed in Second Impact; Evelyn quietly killed it for it was inelegant and unnecessary, her being able to pilot without it.
Pilot: The First Child, Evelyn Rossetti
Design: Primarily black in color, ornamented with golden trim, with occasional dark redish purple. It wears a golden mask like Evelyn's own face. On its head is a tall slender pyramid. Ornate and mystic, with a southeastern Asian aesthetic. Fitted with the prototype of wings for the Evangelions.
Purpose: Originally the only Evangelion to be built, prior to the realization of the necessity of a translator, L'Evangelion Vera is of course the most sacred in Seele's views. Intended to be the main source of energy for the Human Instrumentalty Project. Currently it guards the site of Second Impact in Antarctica, defending Adam's remains should an Angel seek completion there. Wields the Lance of Longinus.
Name: Frederik Aaben
Birthdate: January 23rd, 1967
Rank: Sixth Lord of the Instrumentality of the Noble Order of Seele.
Duties: Seele 06 Monolith and Master of Design.
Appearance: A tall, well kept man with slightly archaic (19th century) attire. Brown hair with a clear beard and sideburns.
Background: He let life happen to him, and to avoid hard work studied theology in college. He became a true clergyman, privately coming to strange conclusions which he nearly confided in to bishop about. He was offered to initiate himself into Seele; he did. His sister died after Second Impact, but he saved her living spirit to take part in Instrumentality. His nephew he cared for with a cold love. He truly believes in the Instrumentality, and is of the older, more sceptical, school of Seele.
Name: Qiuyi Fang
Birthdate: 8th March 2001
Eva: Primarily Unit 02, also pilots Unit-π, also known as "Morpheus".
Appearance: Short, pale girl, unusual green eyes. Long brownish-black hair. Quite scrawny. Plugsuit is black and green.
Background: Drafted from the Taiwan branch of NERV due to lack of available pilots. Replacement pilot after the untimely and extremely grisly death of the current pilot, Fei Fang, for Unit-π, an experimental Eva that overheated during its testing, boiling the pilot alive. She is fairly competent as a pilot, and as such was chosen as the substitute. Unfortunately, the unlucky pilot of Unit-π was her sister, and her death left her distraught. As she has a deep resentment and distrust of the Eva units, and is prone to violent outbursts, both in and out of her Eva. She is normally a shy, awkward but friendly girl, and gets on with most people, but she can become easily agitated, and is liable to enter fits of hysteria if sufficiently upset. Is being used as the pilot of Unit 02 until Unit-π is repaired and is safe to pilot.
Note: Qiuyi will start out piloting Unit 02 until Unit-π is fully functional.
Designation: Unit-π, also Morpheus.
Spirit: Mother of Fei and Qiuyi Fang, Ai Fang.
Pilot: Qiuyi Fang
Design: Armour is black, with bright green accents. Head design is smooth, with a split jaw and 3 green round eye-lenses on a circular swivelling mount. Has 4 arms, 2 of which are the regular variety, and the other 2 are smaller, protruding from the chest. Pylons are bigger and more curved than normal, housing extra equipment, including a grenade launcher and upsized Progressive Knife. Excessive slouch, small control pylons jut from spine.
Purpose: Experimental Evangelion, an attempt at creating a support unit with combat capabilities. Capable of performing repairs on other Eva units, aided by small manipulators on chest. Stronger, but slower than most Evas. Prone to severe instability, still in development after death of test pilot. Capable of connecting an additional extension cable, to "conga-line" power to other Evas. Also capable of carrying heavier weaponry than its counterparts, at the expense of mobility.
Designation: Unit 02.
Spirit: Ai Fang (Core transferred from Unit-π into Unit 02 whilst the provisional Eva unit is repaired).
Design: Fairly traditional Evangelion design, primarily red and white with orange accenting. Middle stomach armour segment, forearms, pylons and head are white, with orange leg fins, arm fins, pylon tips and foot guards. Head design is smooth and sleek, with 4 green eyes and a pronounced jaw, with 2 red horns on the brow of the Eva. Chest armour has white and orange stripes and a smooth, angled appearance. Exceptionally large pylons, left pylon contains folded Progressive Sword, right pylon contains needle gun. Both pylons contain single-use jump jets which must be refueled after every mission. Waist is very thin and narrow, and head and neck are very hunched. Entry Plug insertion hatch is white, and flanked by 2 smaller pylons jutting from the back, containing duel Progressive Knives.
Purpose: Unlike Unit-π, which is primarily a support Unit, Unit 02 is a fully dedicated assault Eva. The Progressive Sword, an upsized version of the Progressive Knife, is designed to channel the pilot's AT Field to assist in penetrating target's defences. The jump jets are designed for extremely long leaps rather than sustained flight, and have very limited fuel. Unit is much faster than conventional Evas, but uses energy much more quickly, giving it a disconnected battery life of just 3 minutes. It is also a lot less resilient than, say, Unit 01. It is however highly acrobatic and agile.
Lance of LoL wrote:Pilot:
Name: Ronan "Ro" Aisling
Gender: Male (Identifies as Female)
Eva: Brionac, Unit-03
Appearance: A tall, scrawny framed boy, he acts and dresses as a girl, having back length black hair with a long fringe, mildly tanned skin and dark eyes.
Background: Recruited as a pilot into Nerv's British Branch. Ronan was a stable boy in youth before losing both parents to the organisation. His mother died in a contact experiment with the Evangelion he would one day pilot, his father passing while retrieving a fragment of a legendary weapon in order to continue Nerv's experiments. With pressure mounting, he withdrew into himself, beginning to identify as a girl as he felt that people would be inclined to give him an easier time if he were female. Becoming the set pilot of Unit-03, he has worked for several years to improve his ability, but he remains awkward around people his own age, few understanding his life choices.
Spirit: Ciara Aisling
Pilot: Ronan Aisling
Design: Much like a standard Eva in body, Unit-03's head is rounded, topped with several spikes in a crown like design with a single glowing eye. Unit-03 has a dark green and black colour scheme with several wooden like structures moving through the Eva's limbs.
Purpose: Brionac is an Experimental Eva. Built by combining a fragment of the Lance of Longinus with the core of the Eva, it has grown several wood like structures through its body which it can project into a plain spear. It has no defensive power, incapable of creating an AT Field, but it's ability to produce an Anti-AT Field makes it next to unstoppable offensively.
Name: Leon Amsel
Birthdate: February 17th 2001
Eva: Unit-01 “Omega”
Appearance: A tall, thin boy. Brown spikey hair, Grey eyes. Dresses like most boys his age.
Background: Leon is a pretty outgoing boy but does not have many friends as he prefers to do things by himself. He was recently recruited by Nerv and lacks considerable skill and knowledge about being an Eva pilot. Leon’s mother disappeared when he was 7. The official report stated that she was abducted without any evidence as to who did it or where they took her. He lived with his father for a year after his mother went missing before being sent to a boarding school, despite his pleas to his father to not send him away. Unlike the other pilot’s, he has already engaged an Angel in combat. Despite taking injuries and damage to his Eva, he was successful in eliminating the Angel.
Designation: Unit-01 “Omega”
Spirit: Karolin Amsel (Mother)
Pilot: Leon Amsel
Design: Unit-01 is similar to a standard Evangelion. It has Grey armor with red accents and is very sleek and futuristic looking. Its head features two eyes behind a protective, gold colored visor along with three protruding horns on the top of its head. The left shoulder pylon contains a progressive knife. The right shoulder pylon contains a pistol. It is able to carry and use all standard Eva weapons.
Purpose: Unit-01 was built to have a balance between defensive and offensive capabilities. It does not excel or fall flat in either role and often requires a support Unit for operations that may exceed its capabilities.
Non-player characters wrote:Nerv/Seele officer:
Name: Ishii Shotoku (石井 聖徳)
Birthdate: April 26th, 1957
Rank: Commander and Knight of the Noble Order of Seele.
Duties: Commander of Nerv in Tokyo-3.
Appearance: An unremarkable man in appearance; one would have difficulty picking him out in a crowd. Of average height with dark skin and hair.
Background: Born to moderate parents, in his youth Shotoku grew discontented with the post-imperial civilization and yearned for the old days. When he was thirteen the writer Mishima Yukio killed himself after a failed coup; this set Shotoku off, and for years he lived life according to the old virtues, at least, that was what he thought. In later years, after reassimilating into the modern society, he came to think that he had more of a vandal and childish rebel than anything else. His duty lies with Japan, regardless of the form it takes.
Ishii Shotoku still is rather old-fashioned. He expects the same absolute loyalty he gives from those below him. He is not cruel or heartless, but he demands that even the Children be willing to readily give their lives for the cause if it is neccesary. Shotoku is also religiously traditional, holding to Confucianism with great strength.