Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Character Creation and Discussion (second reincarnation)
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: In the XV-8A Spartan "00"
Time to throw things here into a fit!
Adepta Astarta: Black Templars
The Smiling Impaler (Dark and Light modes)
Kia the Impaler
: Kia Ein (Her maiden name cannot be verified)
: The Impaler
(She looks eternally 20-ish, even in StrikerS)
: 23rd June
: Long, brown-black but tied into two buns in bonnets like how some “Chinese“ girl characters have.
: Neo-Velka, Purple-Black.
: Knight-Sister Commander
Kia is a famed Knight-Sister for her ingenuity, tenacity, inventiveness and at the same time, of heresy, for it is believed she sold her heart and soul to Science long before she joined the Adeptae Belkarum and never got them back. Her ever-calm exterior and benign smile belies the mountain of calculations raging in her mind to ensure that in whatever deal, with the best possible odds she always comes out tops. In person, she's hard to take seriously, always dripping with sarcasm and cryptic acid-wit rounded off with a disarmingly-cute deshou ne~~. But to underestimate her is to fall into her trap; from the TSAB grunts that monitor her to the pre-modern gangleaders who were pursued by her, they all testify to having been robbed of an advantageous position even when it was right under their noses.
Her diminuitive frame belies an righteous anger that she shows to no one except the worst of foe. It was born under the harsh knives of errant lab-fiends who turned her from human to cyborg, and despite much righteous blood-letting has never really quelled. It surfaces in the surgical brutality of her schemes that account and orchestra every worst possible downfall to those that oppose her, in the off-handed yet relentless way she corners then downs the witch, the heretic and the evil whole. Some even claim she actually plotted, attempted and succeeded to travel back in time to pursue her now-dead tormentors, but such cases have been filed away as Kia's victims driven mad by her chase.
Hence her moniker as Kia the Impaler, for she pierced through any obstacle and almost singlehandedly expunged the rotting elements that made old Belka the "Church of Violence".
It then becomes very hard to reconcile all that with the fact that she turned down Sainthood, married an average Joe from the Saint Guard, eventually retiring at around 40 and bearing a child now heralded as The Cleric of New Belka. It is even harder to understand why those in her close circle trust her so much, and that her son only has fond memories of a tough-love but nevertheless doting mother. One can only guess that she found a Light that she could place her faith in and turn her lies into truth.
But now, after her long stasis under Jail's research, and her launching a crusade against users of combat cyborgs, no clue remains of what transpired during those times of peace.
From child prodigy to hexejaeger to mother, Kia has always been a lucious Angel of Death, and having been robbed of her hard-won peace, none shall stand against her silent fury.
Kia is a long-lived cyborg, and her story is divided into
Era of the Cleric
Before Dawn series
: Chiaki Osawa (
It is said Kia was born to a family of powerful mage ancestry. The circumstances are a blur, but Kia eventually ended up with "scientists" who wished to create a new generation of cyborgs, and picked her because of a perfect storm of genetic attributes and magical potential. She was subjected to painful procedures day in and day out, without dignity or respite, eventually turning her from a mere child to an advanced cybernetic construct etched with magical circuits. This painful procedure is a far-cry from more recent in-vitro methods of cyborg construction, and was done piecemeal, gradually replacing flesh and bone with reinforced machinery, testing it to death, then carrying on.
Given the incredibly high failure rate, it is a wonder that Kia survived at all, let alone with not only her sanity intact, and having awakened a technical genius that astounded first, then finally killed her "experimentors".
As she wandered the back alleys of Mars Sara, Kia continuned to modify and upgrade herself. One day, she was discovered by a Knight-Sister and brought to the Convent's small fire base there, where she'd remain for the remainder of her childhood before moving into the Saint Alexei Convent full time. Then Palatine Maria was in charge of the deployment of Knight-Sisters on Mars Sara, and, with the meaningless assignments repeatedly passed down to her, she binned her "duties" and took on caring for Kia. During those dark times, a Belka orphanage was one of the worst places to be sent to, and Maria sought to save this little soul from further corruption.
This was an opportunity of a lifetime for Kia; she realized that this small portion of the Convent could be leveraged upon to help her exact revenge on the many players that tortured her for so long. And so, Kia expressed interest to join the Sisterhood, to be like her saviors. Maria objected at first, but later she took on instructing Kia in the faith. Kia took to it like a duck to water, mastering magecraft, manuscripts, physical combat and anything in the syllabus that Maria threw at her. While her speed was very encouraging, Maria could not help but feel that Kia was fulfilling the role of a pious student too well...
The Black Knights
Kia blossomed very quickly soon after, and joined Maria's sisters in the Inquisition. The girl worked miracle after miracle, winning cases against heretical elements in the Church, working upwards, damning the Belka mafia, the Ecclessarchy and the Office of Assasinations along the way. The crusading sisters became known as the Black Knights that homed in on the various cancers plaguing the Church and purged them with lawful efficiency. Many attempts on Kia's life were made, but all that did was serve even more incriminating evidence into The Impaler's hands.
Under the cover of her heroics, Kia continued to further weapons development in a workshop captured by the Black Knights. However, her use of loopholes in the Anti-Weaponry Telemaise Treaty allowed her to carry on untouched and unhindered. With more allies, she rode on the wave of goodwill to create amazing mana-powered devices and robot aides to bolster their numbers. And she converted that goodwill into political power built on success after unbelievable success. At the rate they were going, the day the crimes of the highest echelons of the Inquisition was revealed was all but certain to come.
Touareg shovon Volks
The TSAB has long been investigating Kia's work, but their agents always return empty-handed and vowing never to see Kia again. At the height of the Black Crusade, they dispatched a nobody to do the babysitting, Cleric-Knight Touareg. Despite his namesake, Tou was just a washed-out man hanging on the last threads of his ideals. He actually admired Kia's work with the Church, but something about her efficiency unsettled him. He come, saw, but was unfazed. Tou would become the first agent to renew the tenure over Kia, adamently that he would find what is wrong with Kia and turn her around.
The days to come would be anything from whimsical harem lulls, to all-out gun battles, as the Black Knights steamrolled on.
The Anaheim Incident
Her true plan finally in motion, Kia secretly established a device in the middle of the Anaheim Ruins of Mars Sara, and set it off. It created a massive storm in the Dimensional Sea around the planet, a dimensional distortion if you will, as well as a large ion storm over the ruins itself. Tou battled the elements to break into the contraption Kia built, extract her unconscious form and barely made it to safety before a 15 mile shockwave carved a mark out of the planet surface. Later investigations showed that the device consumed so much mana that it was a surprise that Mars Sara did not fall apart in the blast.
No one knows that that device was supposed to do. Kia herself claimed it was a time machine, and that she risked her life to go back in time to change the past, but having failed to do so returned to the present. The device overloading was just unfortunate consequence. She failed the psychiatric tests, and being unable to stand trial was unceremoniously dumped back to the Black Knights. Their assets were frozen pending further investigation lest Kia created another disaster.
After this incident, the Knights noted that Kia had changed subtly. She wasn't as dark as before, and was much friendlier towards Tou. While she hid it under her usual demeanor, she seemed to have lost all inspiration to soldier on. When she used to work feverishly in her machine shop, now she merely wanted to perfect her Chao Sao Pao recipe.
The Black Knights, even Tou, felt that Kia may have been hurt far more in the incident than they could imagine. But what was that device for? The boy stepped in...
Battle of Ragnarok
The Ecclessarchy rest on their laurels, content that the thorn in their sides was going to be removed. They were wrong. In a astounding display of brilliance, Kia uncovered the biggest scoop ever, detailing clearly how much of the Church was linked to the Imperial Belka Army, and that a coup d'etat attack against the TSAB HQ was well underway. The only problem was getting it to the HQ; a Naval fleet had been manipulated to blockade Mars Sara, practically every assassin from the Ecclesarchy had been deployed, and then there was the convincing of the TSAB that what they claim was legitimate. The Black Knights faced almost impossible odds in their final crusade.
In the Battle of Ragnarok, Kia would work her last and most spectacular miracle.
It was a brighter era. For the first time since Belka collapsed, the Saint Church stood a great chance to be rid of the corruption that brought the empire down. The Ecclesarchy was destroyed, the Officio Assassinorum, no more. Maria became Canoness, and as head of the Inquisition continued the good work of the defunct Black Knights. The mafia cartels have been smashed and the cells were running scared. The Adeptae Belkarum had been restored to the shining glory of its Ancient Belka days.
And to everyone except the Black Knights' surprise, Kia turned down Sainthood and instead married Tou. She continued to work with the Convent, as head of the tech department and caretaker of the Sisterhood's many machines.
Almost a decade later in MC 0055, Kha shovon Toureg was born.
Five years passed peacefully...
Era of the Cleric series
: Yoko Honna (
from Ah! My Goddess and
from Gundam 00)
The Sacking of Renault
There has been times when Kia was caught by surprise, but the Sacking was her biggest blunder. Whether it was her softening, the distraction of having a child to care for, or just plain aging, Kia had been protecting the Book of Daylight, but was killed in action during the Convent's last stand against an impossibly strong foe taking advantage of the chaos created by the blast. As the Adeptae mourned their fallen and the most revolutionary sister ever to live, Kia was buried with full state honors along with her husband. And her son would go on and carve his own destiny, like she did before him.
However, that was not the end. The real Kia had been snatched not long after her fall, and a lifeless clone buried instead. Jail Scagletti was searching for the Type 0 cyborgs, and the attack present the most opportune moment to gain a comparative sample of Kia's work, for she was the most heavily upgraded pre-0 cyborg, and her inventiveness was well-known in the underworld.
From her body, Jail discovered (blatantly ripped off) many new technologies that he implemented in the Gadget Drones, and later generations of Numbers.
Kia was reawakened by accident. Kha had infiltrated a branch of Jail's gadget production facilities, and in his explorations released some of the limiters on Kia's consiousness. She quickly got her bearings, noted the world around her, then not long after began leaking her latest ruminations to Chacha via her less-than-desirable channels. It resulted in the construction of the Terminator Grade "00" tactical dreadnaught armor, and the variable fighter VF-19Z Forneus; Kia's gifts to her son. These two weapons couldn't have come at a more appropriate time, and Kha was able to defeat the Extended Relic Weapons with them.
Kia was eventually rescued along with Megane, but her cybernetic body needed no rest. Her time spend half-awake in a tank had given him much insight to the reach of Jail's full cyborg army. And since the latest models were made using her as a basis, she regarded them from Quattro onwards as her children, and used that to manipulate matters to her own hands once again. With her extensive knowledge of the cyborgs, plus how they naturally recognize her as "mother", Kia took over their rehabilitation. She included in their program weekend regimentation and live-fire training for fun as well as strengthening, so that they can put their talents to good use in future. Once again, her deft manuveuring left her untoucheable, and the results spoke for themselves. The cyborgs were quickly settled in, and Kia carried on scouring all of Midchilda and beyond for more of her daughters.
Given their sheer numbers, Kia's enterprising side took over, and
Kia Sao Bao
steamed bun shops staffed by her daughters literally mushroomed all over Midchilda. Nothing like cyborgs to make the perfect buns every time!
And let's not forget poor Kha who finds himself suddenly an older brother to more siblings than he could ever imagine. And some times his mother, who doesn't seem to age, joins in the glompfest!
The Black Templars
The threat that Kia warned against arrived. An army of AMF supported cyborgs laid waste to several of TSAB's outlying bases and seized control over several key foldspace points. A Belka-aligned territory was threatened, but the TSAB dragged their feet as many of their units were tied up elsewhere in Midchilda-dominant areas. Carym despaired over the planet's Saint Guardsmen and Knight-sisters having to tough it out on their own. Kia then unvealed the fruit of her labors, the Black Templars. Using the old loophole that allowed summoned mass rounds in combat, Kia had created a very-AMF-resistant battleforce of religious cyborgs who dared to take the name of Adepta Astarta, the legendary battalions of women soldiers employed in Alhazredian mythology. Using superior tactics and technology, Kia wiped out the invading borgs easily.
That, for all it's legality, was a phyrric victory. The TSAB was plunged into much soul-searching. And Kha, for the first time, saw for himself who his mother really was.
What are her motivations now? Where will she go from here? Whatever the answers, the enigmatic shadow of Kia the Impaler was back, and that can only mean one thing...
...this Khrack hit meh very hard.
...and yeah. This is supposed to be canon up to StrikerS. Do point out where I messed canon up up to then.
I'll update this entry with her combat data next time!
: Made several changes to Kia's profile with Keroko's input. Thanks so much! I needed it!
More explanation about the Templar-pattern bolters, the reason for their AMF resistance, Kia's magic circuits, limits and drawbacks in the Combat Data coming soon!
EDIT: Made another change to the rationale of cyborg recovering.
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