Well well well... Hello you all!, You may remember me from your favorite fast food restaurants, such as Burger King, Krusty Burger and Burger Van (now with 100% pure colza oil!), but for those who don't, my name's Burger of Power!
Those that read my introductory post will know that I came here to RP, but when I came to the Roleplaying section... Oh, woe me!, Lance's brilliant RP was closed and the same happened with Eva et Salomé...
Left with very little option, I've decided to create my own RP, which I hope to be a success with the help of all of you!
"Evangelion is like a good jazz improvisation, it starts out fairly standard and then trails off."
Following this ideal, this RP will begin as most RPs and Evangelion itself did, with all of you, pilots of the ultimate weapon, the Evangelion, gathering in Nerv Headquarters in Tokio 3. The purpose of this unprecedented event is the study of the capabilities of the Evangelion and the motives behind an unexplained change on the Angel's behavior. Though, of course, this is only partially true. After all, this wouldn't be Evangelion without one, two or fifty chessmasters pulling the strings behind the scenes. With the Instrumentality Project nearing its completion, the secrets of the Angels and the many heads of Nerv having their own secret agendas, nothing is what it seems. It is your sole mission to, on the brink of the end of all things, to seek out life and truth. Will you rebuild a future for all of your kin or will all worlds return to ashes?
The plot has several focuses. Among these are the pilot's personal lives, the fight for the future of both humans and Angels and the rebirth of the world. I'd explain more, but then I'd get spoiler-y.
Terms and Background:
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. Almost nothing is known about them or their nature.
-- Second Impact:
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.
-- Fruit of Life:
Also known as S2 Engine. The source of the Angel's tremendous power. Only the sons of Adam possess it.
-- Fruit of Knowledge:
The origin of man's mental capacity and its science. Only the children of Lilith possess it.
-- First Ancestral Race (F.A.R.):
A race of mysterious beings that lived in a far away world. They possessed both the fruit of life and knowledge.
In principle, you are only allowed to play pilots, but if you really want to, I may allow more classes.
It's required for the pilots to:
1) Be 14 years old.
2) Explain how they joined Nerv in their backgrounds.
Pilots are preferably OCs. However, unless you guys pan the idea, I'm not opposed to you playing cannon characters either.
Besides that... Go wild. No, really, I don't really care about how unusual, outrageous even, your concept is. As long as its solid, good and compatible with the plot and the rest of the characters, I'll try to fit ya' in. I'm not going to accept certain things though, specially if they are for the sake of being speshul.
Before proceeding to explain the bases, I'd like you to know that you might keep any information regarding your character secret. To do so, simply put the label [Confidential] in the fields you wish to. It's a great way to create an aura of mystery. However, you'll have to send me a PM of the complete, unaltered app.
Finally hese are the bases you may be from. Each average base has capacity for 3-2 players, but you'd make me a very happy burger if you spread nicely among them, trying to prevent the least number of empty bases as possible (I know that there are too many bases, and that there'll never be enough players to fill every slot, but I want to have space should late incorporations take place):
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 and no means to properly test its capabilities.
Nerv 2nd Branch
Located at the infamous Area 51 base in Nevada, USA, this base is responsible for testing many experimental weapons for use by Evas. Its status as a testing site also limits it to one fully functioning Evangelion.
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 has capacity for three fully functioning Evangelions.
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, 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 three of its Evas are active.
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 two Evangelions.
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).
Nerv 8th Branch "Seraphad"
Located 3000 meters underground under Mount Zion in Jerusalem, the Seraphad branch focuses on the study of the Evas and Angels from a biological standpoint and the development of experimental armor. Limited to 2 functional Evas. With a huge budget thanks to a very active collaboration with the 9th Branch, the base possesses the Magi 06.
Nerv 9th Branch "Babel"
Located in the Vatican city, this base was founded as a sign of friendship after the creation of the treaty and now functions as Nerv's political center, taking care of solving any disputes with the governments and among the branches, also taking care of raising and administrating funds. It had never housed an Evangelion until the recent completion of Unit-14, a long, drawn project carried out for a decade with the collaboration of the 8th and 2nd Branches.
[b]Age & Date of Birth[/b] (2000-2001)
[b]Previous Station:[/b] (From the list, please be aware of the numbers at each base. The only base you are not allowed to belong to is the Babel base)
[b]Appearance:[/b] (Pics. Written descriptions if necessary.)
[b]Suit Colours:[/b] (Plug Suits sharing colors and/or patterns with the respective Evas makes 'em more fashionable, but that's just an advice. Do as ya' wish to.)
[b]-- Designation:[/b] (Serial number, nicknames and all that stuff. Your number may go from 00 to 30, 14 is off limits ye buggers).
[b]-- Spirit:[/b] (It's tradition for it to be someone close to the pilot. His/her mother on most occasions. However, this is just my advice. Do as you please).
[b]-- Descent:[/b] (Either Adam or Lilith, in principle. Exceptions are possible, just PM me and we'll talk).
[b]-- Technical Specifications:[/b] (The capabilities, equipment and special systems of your Eva. Be sure to be VERY specific here and notify down to the last progressive knife. Also, don't worry about putting too much or being OP. I'll take care of balance issues. What matters here is the story, not the power you may or may not have).
[b]-- Design:[/b] (I prefer pictures, since I'm of the opinion a picture is worth a thousand words, but hey written descriptions are cool too. You may combine the two if you wish too).
[b]Background:[/b] (Don't feel forced to write a very long and detailed background, if you are feeling lazy an outline will suffice. After all it is during the RP when I'll be expecting you to truly flesh out your character... (That said, I like good, well done backgrounds)).
It is a scientific fact that we, humans, only use a small part of our capacity. Same is true with Evas. To prevent the self-destruction of body and mind, humans and Evangelion automatically seal away most of their power. However, when the synchronization rate of a pilot and its Eva is high enough and pilot manages to bypass these barriers, both the pilot and the Eva can enter a state of 'awakening' similar to Unit-02's Beast mode or 01's godlike form, this is named Pentecost's Mode and has the property of responding to the pilot's feelings (the stronger the emotions, the stronger the response) and adapt accordingly. This grants them a tremendous power, but if used for too long will usually destroy the pilots and their Evas. Should the pilot loose control, the Eva will go Berserk and attack everyone and everything until its neutralized, but well harnessed, the Eva may in fact evolve in a unique manner to suit the will of its pilot.
-- First Child:
-- Second Child: Carolina Marlowe (Evangelion Unit-01)
-- Third Child: Carter Summers (Evangelion Unit-07)
-- Fourth Child: Gale "Bomani" Winters (Experimental Evangelion Unit.04 "Astraea")
-- Fifth Child:
-- Sixth Child: Veronika Tatyana Armenia (Evangelion Unit-12 "Samokhodnaya Ustanovka")
-- Seventh Child: Preussen Seung-jin (Evangelion Unit-13 "열셋")
-- Eighth Child: Eliza Thompson (Evangelion Unit-08, "Night Stalker)
-- Ninth Child:
-- Tenth Child:Hervé Yves Bretagne (Evangelion Unit-09)
-- Eleventh Child: Noah Halel (Evangelion Unit-14 "Hollow Saint")
The Seven Commandments
1) Be nice. The optimal thing would be that you were all buddies, so try to get along. Of course, I'll demand that you all are civil with eachother. I understand that the occasional fight is unavoidable, but the moment it becomes a routine and you a grief for the rest, you will know my wrath in all its fury.
2) No godmodding / powerplaying, obviously.
3) Respect the post order. I've seen that the intervals between posts are very long here, so no 24h rule. If you wish to be skipped, notify it here, in the OOC thread.
4) Pentecost's Modes are to be used sparingly. Notify it to me through PM whenever you want to use yours. As a tip for you, the more dramatic/badass it would be for you to activate Pentecost, the higher the chances I allow it.
5) In principle, I'm God Almighty in this RP and hold the ultimate authority, but I'm a reasonable person, so I'm willing to listen all suggestions, complaints and to give in when I see it fit. It is thanks to all of you that this is possible, and thus, I'll make my darnest to make ya' all happy ^^~
6) Thou shalt not eat wood.
7) Thou shalt not drop the screw on the tuna.
Here you can find the current posting order for the present round. As of now, the posting order changes according to the players' requests. Players can request an specific spot or extra rounds through PM.
-- Current post order:
1) BPES as Gale Winters and Caroline Marlowe
2) Lance of LoL as Veronika Tatyana Armenia and Hervé Yves Bretagne
3) Dovah as Carter Summers
4) MAGI_01 as Eliza Thompson
5) Agentomega as Preussen Seung-jin
6) Burger of Power as Noah, Diciembre and a shitload of NPCs.
Since a campaign's story is weaved by the conjunct collaboration of all players, I've decided to give ya' all the option to send me your ideas for the main plot and all the branching subplots you may think of!... It ain't like you couldn't do it already, but now you can do so in an official manner!
It's my intention to include as many ideas as I can as long as these are compatible one with another, so c'mon!, Throw anything at me, I can take it!
Here you can see the Burger Points obtained by each player in our little game "Point Out the Shout-Out!", remember, when your cholesterol hits 1000 you will be awarded with an IC ticket to the Meat Dimension!:
-- BPES: 0 BP
-- Lance of LoL: 30 BP
-- Dovah: 0 BP
-- MAGI_01: 0 BP
-- Agentomega: 10 BP
... If you are wondering what these shenanigans are about, here you have a little explanation!:
Burger of Power wrote:From now on you not only are playing your characters, but also "Point Out the Shout-Out!"!. You see, I normally include references in my posts. Many of them. Some are very blatant, while others are much more subtle and may in fact not be found in the post itself, but in something that I linked to on it, for example.
These shout-outs will pay tribute to many things, such as books, music, Evangelion and its fandom, other animes, videogames and even to a certain pr0n movie!
Each accurately pointed reference will grant you 10 Burger Points, and the ones regarding the cult classics of men's favourite genre will earn 1000 BPs!!... But who cares, these BPs are worthless so who cares right?... Well, they are actually worth something!
Whoever manages to obtain 1000 BPs will be able to exchange it for a golden ticket for you pr anyone else that may be used IC. Doing so will take you to the plane I call home, THE FANTABULOUS MEAT DIMENSION !!!
The Chatbox of Madness
To join the RP's chatbox, just follow these simple steps:
1) Go here: http://www.evageeks.org/evageeks-irc-channel/
2) Type "#egfend" as the channel name.
3) Get a nickname.
... And you'll be good to go!
If you think that this kind of looks like Lance's introductory post, that's because I based mine on his to fasten up things. Hope you don’t mind dude!