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The OTHER Time Lord
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The "Other" TARDIS
Okay, everybody, here's the first member of the 82nd RAF.
She who fights the people's war...
Personnel Dossier: Melinia Yoshitaka
Name: Melinia Yoshitaka
Seiyuu: Horie Yui (a combination – Sawachika Eri of
when serious; Tsukimiya Ayu of
Age: 20 (as of StrikerS)
Birthday: August 14th
Height: 158 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Hair/Eye Color: Auburn/Green
Position in TSAB: Member of 82nd – Rank Warrant Officer.
Magic Rank: S+
Device: Armed Device Esperacchius
Magic System: Neo-Velka
Magic Color: Platinum
General Dress: Various when not in her Knight Armor – which appears as, surprise, surprise - medieval armor (with a green color motif).
Personality: Mel’s a very happy-go-lucky person, and highly resilient emotionally. Even when she’s depressed, it never lasts for more than a couple of hours. Despite her combat ability (she once dueled Signum to a draw), she can be fairly klutzy (and
dense). But those who know her warm up to her rather quickly. As Boomer and Arcas would both say, when the going gets tough, the tough go find Mel.
Background: Born in Mid-Year 0055 to Dirk and Petra Yoshitaka, members of the TSAB 108th Ground Battalion, Melinia grew up with the culture of the Bureau. Both her parents, Enforcers, hoped that she would follow in their footsteps as a member of the Bureau. She delighted and surprised them by saying the she wanted to become a knight, but become part of the forces of Secretariat rather than the Bureau.
She entered the academy at age 12, and graduated in the top third of her class. Shortly before graduation, however, she was sought out by the legendary Gianna of Ircis, who was seeking for a successor to her device, Esperacchius, and the burden that came with it. While Mel was not the only candidate, she was the favorite among the professors of the academy. The candidates were put through rigorous testing, physical, emotional, and magical. In the end, only three candidates remained: Mel; Teija Asdis, the class valedictorian; and Esther Linden, scion of a long line of knights. During the final test, Teija was injured, and implored both Mel and Esther to go on. Esther, her eyes on the prize, took off without hesitation. Mel, on the other hand, helped Teija up and the pair made their way to the end. Esther was there waiting – as was Gianna. After treating Teija’s injury, Gianna announced that she had found her successor – Mel. Esther became outraged, demanding to know why she had been passed over. Gianna replied: “The war I fight is not a war for medals, or glory, or acclaim. It is the people’s war that I fight – and if one does not care about the people, then one cannot fight my war.” That said, the legendary swordswoman handed over the device to Mel.
Once she graduated, Mel found that she had been granted her first choice assignment: the RAF of Secretariat’s Diplomacy Corps, the 82nd Squadron. She’s been there ever since.
Relationships w/Others: Melinia isn’t all that well connected within the Tripartite, a result of being assigned to the RAF right out of the Academy. Still, she has had the chance to meet the Ivanovs and the Blue Flame Squad, as well as a few other key figures.
On Sevasti: “Shosa can be mean sometimes; he’s a very serious person. But a lot of what he says is true – especially about our job. And while he’s not the nicest person, the fact that we have Arcas-kun and Boomer-san more than makes up for it. That, and the fact that Shosa’s tactics are second to none within the RAF. Although he tries to deny it, and hides it under a mask of discipline, I know that deep down, Shosa’s a good person.”
On Arcas: “Arcas-kun is almost the polar opposite of Shosa. Where Shosa is mean, Arcas-kun is kind. I know that he’d say that I’m the one who keeps the unit’s morale up, but the truth is that he’s the one who keeps
morale up. He’s the reason that I’m still here – I was considering transferring out of the RAF when he arrived. He’s made me glad that I decided to stay. Arcas-kun has a gift for people; he understands them almost instinctively – a great gift to have out here in the Black. He’s not a bad fighter either, though I’ve had to save him from time to time. I care very much for Arcas-kun.”
On Thomas: “Boomer-san’s like the older brother I wanted, but never should have had. He knows that Arcas-kun and I are somewhat close, and never misses an opportunity to tease us both about it. I know that Boomer-san loves his work, but also that he misses his home – he generally goes back for a week or two at the end of the year to visit and say hello. He’s scarily good at what he does, though I suppose anyone who’s served onboard the
would have to be. Plus, he’s kept Shosa and Arcas-kun from strangling each other. Without him, our team might fall apart.”
On the Ivanovs: “Alex and Cass. Two mages who found love on the job, with each other – it’s something out of a fairy tale. The fact that they have to spend so much time apart is tragic – hopefully one day the someone will come to their senses and put these two in the same unit. Excellent mages, good commanders, nice people.”
On the Blue Flames: “They’re young, but not inexperienced, and they’ve got the most important thing for building a team – absolute trust. Their Devices aren’t too shabby either. Call me a romantic, but I think that there are feelings in that unit that’ll come to the surface one day.”
Armed Device Esperacchius
History: Esperacchius was created during the twilight of Ancient Velka. It was one of the few relics that actually survived the civil war, thought it was lost for a very long time. It was rediscovered by the Scrya tribe in Mid-Year 0017. Restored to the Velkan people, it remained enshrined for another thirty years. Thieves raided its resting place, hoping to sell the famed device on the black market. Unfortunately for them, someone was there, paying homage to the device. Though she was trained, she was currently unarmed, and picked up the closest weapon: Esperacchius. The woman, Giana of Ircis, then claims to have heard a commandment from the God-Empress, telling her to “give hope to the people in this dark time.” And so she did, becoming famous across the galaxy for her crusade against crime. Fifteen years (0062) after Giana took up her crusade, she retired, and, following the God-Empresss’ command, sought out her successor. It took her almost ten years, but Gianna succeeded – she found the girl Melinia Yoshitaka of Mid-Childia, the current holder of Esperacchius.
Inactive: When not being used, Esperacchius appears as a charm bracelet, from which the Velkan character for "Hope" hangs.
Standard Mode: In this form, Esperacchius appears as a slightly curved sword, with the Velkan character for “Hope” stamped just above the hand guard.
Only Hope Mode: This is Esperacchius’ ultimate mode, a greatsword. Esperacchius’ blade straightens out and thickens, and the blade changes to a bright blue-white color.
:Esperacchius’ standard attack magic, similar in nature to Kha der Kleriker’s
The attack was developed after watching Vita train new mages in defense-breaking spells. This spell has proven consistently effective against most defense magic, though it seems to work best against shields, hence its name. Mel will sometimes use cartridges to boost
: Esperacchius’ single ranged-attack spell – a single particle beam lances out of Mel’s outstretched hand.
: Requiring one cartridge, this spell is Mel’s favorite. Mel will attack a target (or group if close enough together) with rapid move-by attacks from three different directions. Her approach directions generally resemble those of the corners of the Velka Triangle.
: Esperacchius’ area-effect spell, which uses two cartridges. A glowing cross appears beneath her feet, and shines with a brilliant light which hurts her enemies.
Light of Hope
: Esperacchius’ ultimate attack, available in its Only Hope Mode, one of its three signature “Hope” spells, and a Breaker-class spell. Requiring the use of five cartridges, this spell directs seven
onto a single target, obliterating it.
: Esperacchius’ auto-guard magic.
Shield of Hope
: The second of Esperacchius’ “Hope” spells, this shield uses
cartridges to generate a 360° shield capable of stopping any magic directed at it – not even Nanoha’s
has been able to destroy it.
: A powered-down version of
Shield of Hope
, requiring only two cartridges. Mel taught this spell to Arcas when he first joined the 82nd.
Wings of Light
: Esperacchius’ flight magic – a pair of glowing white wings extend out of Mel’s back.
: Uses two cartridges to provide a speed boost – taught to Mel by Arcas as repayment for learning
Prayer of Hope
: This spell uses one cartridge, and boosts all of Mel’s abilities. The third of Esperacchius’ three “Hope” spells.
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