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Old 2013-04-30, 08:07   Link #3321
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Fascinating. It would be interesting to compare SMT lore with them.

Devil survivors also have their own bodies augmented by the system anyway. Though not like TAMNI does though.I think it corrects data on a conceptual scale to grant the user abilities. As well as superhuman capabilities.
Thatís... where I draw a blank. Never played the DS games.

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Glad to see my writing is influencing people. You're expounding on it far more than I am (though I'm treating it more realistically) so I hope that works out well for you. I would be interested in hearing more though.
I think itís more like 3 different people played the same game and came up with the same ideas.

In fact, I started initially without TSW influence. My first entry for the Templars was in 2009, when I decided to draw inspiration from Dan Brown to craft a magic faction as a counterpart to my science faction UNION. The full dossier took shape over the years thereafter, until I abandoned the faction because it has been criticized as too world-breaking:

Commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici


Introduction

The Commilitones Christi Templique Solomonicior the Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon are a Church named [Gabrieles], but are better known as the Knights Templar. They are a separate entity from the knights that serve under the Portugese Order of Christ. Unlike other Churches, the Gabrieles are familiar with technology and used it to augment and develop their magic. As they are a militant Church, they actively investigate paranormal events and purge fiends in the name of God. They have an orthodox face known as Worship, and it is this unique blend of popular culture grounded in an ages-old determination to survive makes the Lost Soldiers unlike any cult on Earth.

[B]History[B]

Death and Rebirth

The Persecution of the 1300s resulted in the order being fractured, leading to the formation of orthodox templars under the banner of the Order of Christ. However, only all overt resources have been confiscated, whereas the rest remain squirreled away all over the known world at that time. Some more practical-minded knights returned to their merchant roots and expanded their fortunes using those resources, while keeping their order alive in some spiritual semblance. Others became mercenary warbands in the employment of many European governments. It was around this time that the fellow soldiers adopted their new identity as well as shifted their emphasis from the protection of pilgrims to the general security and defense of the Christian people. This newfound purpose is best described by an ancient piece of graffiti etched into a column of one of Gabrieles' old churches: "Sauf l'autant de comme nous pouvons!" -- "Save as many as we can!"

What tied these descendants together was the bloodline of Christ, the Ark of Royal Blood. Through brine and brimstone the Knights fought to protect this piece of God, and it forever etched a strong sense for pragmatism and survival into the Templar order.

Struggling to Survive

With all their mages destroyed in the Persecution, the Knight Templars turned to philosophy and the scientific method to regain their power. Throughout the centuries, they've bankrolled institutions and factories, and later laboratories and universities. They pursued knowledge in the name of God, so that they may be able to withstand what the Devil has in store for Man. It was after countless spying and trials that the Lost Soldiers relearned how to use magic, but they had learned a great deal by the time they produced their first mage. Those secrets surpass any of their previous glories, and they zealously guard them as though they were the Ark herself.

The Templars continue to seek and hoard knowledge so that they may better understand and utilize God's gifts to save Mankind. They continually better themselves, be it in training, in study or in equipment. In the centuries after the persecution, the Lost Soldiers existed only in shadows, lest other Churches discover their existence and order their purging. This has occurred on and off throughout history, a recurring reminder of the foolishness of Man when blinded by envy and power. Even though the frequency of hunts died down, it was not until in the early 1600s, when a document now known as the Chinon parchment had been discovered in the Vatican, that it came to light that Pope Clement, the pope during the Persecution, had absolved the order of all heresies before disbanding it. With the main blade against their throats removed, the Templars as an order found room to breathe. However, their name had become so discredited that many thought of the Solomonites as nothing more than a wayward but otherwise harmless cult. To avoid scaring off their followers whose donations they depend on to continue their good work, the knights played up their non-specific Christian faith rather than their templar origins.

Always for the Weak

In spite of their political troubles, the Templar order never forgot their purpose. Many knights were philanthropists, playing major roles in public realms and often donated to or founded churches themselves over the centuries, but there was little coordination between knights. It was not until Sir Gerald Ledgers' brainwave in the early 1960s that the Templars worked together on saving Mankind. During the Free 60s, Gerald was appalled by the declining moral values of youth, but at the same time, the businessman knew he had to appeal to them in order to win them over to His Word. Putting his commercial experience to work, Gerald wrote up a revolutionary re-branding exercise that combined both evangelism, modernity and traditional values. He gathered his brethren together and despite scepticism and cries of heresy managed to string together a few churches to create a new kind of religious experience called Worship. Worship and the Lost Soldiers shared the same general crest, of a man and a woman riding the same horse, causing a slight uproar that yet another Templar-wannabe order had been created.

It was slow at first, but as the world sank into the Cold War, more turned to their liberal-styled conservatism, departure from tradition and uplifting tones. Sadly, Gerald never saw his plan take off; he returned to the Lord in 1975, just short of the economic boom years. Then came Gabrieles' first major break.

The Twelve Apostles

May 13, 1981. Pope John Paul II was shot 4 times by a sniper that was interrupted and apprehended by a nun and several bystanders. That nun was shot multiple times with a handgun by the sniper who tried to free himself, but she held on until security arrived. As she recovered in hospital, it was later revealed that she was in fact he, and on his inner shirt bore the emblem of 2 knights riding a single horse. The media was whipped into a frenzy with the possibility that a Knight Templar had saved the Pope, and as other colorful details like withstanding all 10 bullets at point blank range poured forth, the world was enthralled by the fact that a group of Templars not under the Order of Christ actually existed, and was protecting them still.

So too was the Vatican, as their security department encountered a violent clash between two armed groups a long distance from the Christian capital. Twelve armor-clad men suddenly attacked a convoy with blades and maces, forcing them to draw arms and fire back, pinning the knights with their home-made guns and crossbows. Armed with modified handcannons in one hand and bastard swords in the other, the twelve knights adorned in Templar colors massacred the attackers and limped away by the time special security forces arrived.

This side incident was covered up, but the significance of this event was what could've happened if the armed group made it to St Peters' Square. At that time, the Third Secret of Fatima predicted that a pope and the Vatican would be killed by a group of soldiers firing bullets and arrows, triggering a cascade of events leading to Armageddon. A few days earlier, a letter bearing the Gabrieles seal warned the Vatican to cancel or at least delay the Pope's appearance or "consequences could be dire". It was thanks to the Twelve Apostles, and the thirteenth brother, that the prophecy did not come to pass.

The public frenzy continued to dig up more details, and Worship capitalized on it. The cross-dressing brother affirmed his affiliation to Worship, stating that he disguised himself under instruction of a vision from Gabriel. The Church shifted tact from neither confirming nor denying their origins to admitting reluctantly to their Templar roots, and it won them more support. Worship went from obscurity to a household name overnight. Their rave sermons and rock hymns were beamed over major news networks, as the public just could not get enough of a church long associated with conspiracies going and preventing the assassination of the Pope. Even conspiracy theories of the entire show being a very radical advertising campaign could not dent the mood.

The news hurricane was eventually replaced by the 1980s recession, but the effects persisted. Inner circles were no longer adverse to an armed-and-ready Knight Templar cabal. Worship once again adapted to the new circumstances and in the 90s began spreading the faith at a pace unlike ever before. Worship churches mushroomed through the Americas, Asia and the Old World, not even slowing during the Asian Economic Crisis. It would be a tremendous period of growth for the Church, as old Templar churches joined Worship and foundings happened every other month. It gave the Templars a global platter to recruit from, and the constant infusion of new blood has kept the cabal going till this day.

Poor Fellows No More

Today, the Knight Templars operate in plain sight, with skyscrapers and office blocks where the ApostleCorp logo is proudly displayed as a shining glaze over their more arcane facilities. For their hybridization, they are dismissed by orthodox churches as weak quacks and knockoffs, much like the Scientologists of the States and the Christian Science Church of the North. As the magical world withdrew to look inward ever greater and more brutal power, this left the Ďmeagreí secular world almost entirely to the Templars. Indeed, had not the Illuminati split from the RCC and entrenched themselves in America, and the rebellious Dragons made a mess of the East, the planetís economies would have been run by affiliates of the Knights.

Worship continues to be the public face of the Commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici in the 21st century. There has been criticism that the church kit-bashes evangelism, Catholicism and many obvious tenants of Templar faith since then and now, but for the masses wanting to Praise and Celebrate the Lord, Worship was a vibrant avenue that broke the mold. Even though it is one of the smallest cults in the world and is still not recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, it is unofficially considered to one of the many variations of Christianity. And with each new wave, promising individuals are brought higher into the upper cabals and inducted into the Gabrieles, where they hone their magical skills to better give back to the community.

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Magic

Gabrielites view telesma as an energy source from God, like how the Sun supplies energy to an ecosystem. They use this power to run their entire works. And all their research has been to better harness this power, to better serve the Lord.

This tenement emerged from their baptism of fire. Having been purged of all ancient knowledge, they had to learn anew. What they could steal from other Christian cults was very little. It was with the use of philosophy and the Scientific method that Gabrielites developed their own brand of magic. By 2000, five centuries of ongoing research have resulted in a magic that has little room for whizbangs and wizardry. While some spells like [Noah's Ark] were taught by Gabriel or survived the purge, and some others had been stolen from other faiths, newer and more original Gabrielite magic is equipment-based, focused on reinforcement, protection, and empowerment.

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TK says:

Illegal and National labs I have no issue with and frankly consider a given. There's simply no damn way something like ESPers, which early debate has proved are no secret, are going to be allowed to remain the hands of one quasi-neutral city state. Anymore then the NY Stock Exchange is the only Stock Exchange on earth, even if it is one of the most famous.

The nuclear bomb analogy isn't bad, but your conclusion is flawed. The underlying theory that allows nuclear bombs is known and understood, and even if you lock down all exact knowledge and refuse to share it others will see the potential and figure it out sooner or later. Trust me the US and Russia didn't gleefully hand over there data so India could build nukes. At that point you have two options: A. accept it and start preparing B. go crazy and invade and or nuke them before they perfect it. Acdemey city can't fight the rest of the planet and so they can't stop the proliferation.

The idea that Academy City has some secret knowledge required to make them work also seems rather difficult to defend. The basic ideas they're using would be known to any student enrolled in the programs, which would make inserting a spy to learn them absurdly easy. They certainly have more expertise, but there's no reason that other nations with vastly larger budgets then they could EVER have couldn't figure them out themselves in time.

Then we get to the fact I Frankly I don't feel academy city is NEARLY as secure as people seem to think given that people seem to be able to get in and out of it without a huge fuss, which means spies could as well. Then with a population of millions it must have just streams of trucks and trains coming into it every hour of every day to keep running, and then we get into the fact they accept students from all over the world which means that any government could get spies inside with a perfectly valid cover. Finally despite the hype what watching the series actually seems to show is a city barely under control with order enforced more by overworked volunteers then any kind of well funded and organized police force. Gangs are nearly wandering the streets at will harassing people in many areas and we don't see anyone but volunteers and vigilantes really going after them, random massive uses of ESP powers draw late if any response by authorities, and let's not even get into the laundry list of poorly supervised experiments that go pear shaped.

It's a wonder the place hasn't burn to the ground yet...

Basically ESP is a genie that long left the lamp and can't be stuffed back inside. It might have originated in Academy City, but the idea it could be contained there in the face of interested parties (every nation on the planet really) with massively more funding and every reason to steal, steal, steal is rather ridiculous IMO. Academy City has the highest concentrations and the best scientist in the field to be sure, they'd naturally congregate toward a place with others like them and plenty of test subjects, but that it's the ONLY place such research takes place? Yeah, no way. It's the leader in the world by virtue of getting a jump start, but anyone that thinks the rest of the planet isn't sprinting to catch up is insane.

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Organization

The Gabrieles today is a mixed standalone force comprising of mercenaries, knights and pilgrims, with their own vehicles for travel, humanitarian work and sometimes combat. It is backed up by a network of laboratories and MNCs, and recruits from their own descendants, from Worship, as well as promising individuals from the many Templar-like cults and clubs around the world. They also bankroll NGOs and many prominent Templars are known as moneymaking philanthropists.

WORSHIP Churches are their orthodox face, and the largest component of the Gabriel faith. They are known for their lively sermons and rock anthems they call Worship Songs. It attracts a gigantic following of youths and middle-ages, and even counts many celebrities in its ranks, but it is scoffed at by the more traditional Churches. It is a recent Church, founded within the last half-century and has an untraditional perspective of mages and ESPers.

The [b]Knights Templar[b] proper are only a part of the Gabrieles, making up about 1/3 of militant ordersí total strength. Even so, they are trained to perform in the air, land or sea, and are the core fighting force should the Church go to battle. Most of them born-and-bred knights whose lineages can be traced back to the pre-1300s, but there are some exceptional individuals who are talent-scouted from Worship. Many enter at schooling age, where they begin their training as pages to senior knights. Pages shadow their knights in almost every aspect of duty, even becoming part of the seniors' Crusader battle squads as extra hands. Once they've passed, they are inducted as templars into standing squads or are assigned to start new ones. Some may further specialize to wield destructive magics and become the Knight Templar Devastators that give support fire to their brothers. Others choose to master riding and lancework, becoming Knight Rider cavalry. And there are still some who wholly believe in smashing faces in person, and train to become Linebreakers. As they progress in seniority, they join the upper cabal of Sword Brethren made up of different Guards depending on their specialization. The ultimate pinnacle of a Templar's progression is becoming a Marshal in charge of a Phalanx of knights, or even the Grand Marshal who is lord over all of God's Army on Earth. The Knights Templar are entirely male, a tradition started in the past that has to do with the usage of blood organs taken from each generation of Templar to create new supermages that are usually incompatible with female bodies.

PILGRIM militia account another third of the Gabrieles. Many of them are volunteers from Worship who did not, or could not if they were female, join the Templars, some are hired guns from affiliated PMCs, others just having dropped out of the Knight program for one reason or another. They bridge the gaps of Templar strength, especially in terms of mages, since it is found that females are often slightly stronger at magic than men. A few talents go on to become specialists in a form of combat, and can work independently from the rest of the force, or participate in investigations they call Crusades. Mages from all over the church use their powers where possible to help.

The final part of the militant trinity is the collection of nameless mundane folk who, despite knowledge of the Cabal, continue to serve and help the administrative side of things. They are the researchers, alchemists, engineers, mechanics, secretaries, aides and every possible soft support of the knights and pilgrims, that the entire Church may better function as a whole. They also play a very important role in humanitarian work, and would liaise with Worship volunteer groups whenever they are mobilized.

ESPers form a minute part of the Church and are more objects of scientific curiosity than tools to be used. They are all naturally occurring ones encountered through Worship or when a Templarite suddenly awakens his/her powers. They are so rare that a Knight could go through his entire career without ever meeting one, but when the situation called for it one may suddenly find himself assigned to a squad of them. They vary through all ages. The most hallowed of them all is Alchemist, an young ESPer who is not known for his power to add and remove subatomic particles from atomic nuclei, but the skill and brilliance of his fists, garrote and bladecraft. (Alchemist is currently an inside agent in Academy City.)

Recruitment

The Worship Church aims to spread His Word and save as people as they can, and so the Lost Soldiers recruit from a global platter. Knights see neither color nor belief, but what role that God has planned for one's life. It is not uncommon to have a Crusade comprising of the whole spectrum of nationalities united by His Word.

Headquarters and Locale of Operations

The Grand Council, and templar spiritual center, is based in Paris, France. Its exact location is zealously guarded. The rest of the Church operates in cells, though they too make residence in the advant-garde Worship Church complexes or major manufacturing plants scattered around the globe. These structures are often built with dual purposes, and with as much underground space as possible.

Characteristics

Financial strength

The Church has some presence in many economic centers of the world. Private Military Companies operating in many hot spots around the globe count for a part of the corporate. ApostleCorp is a leading pharmaceutical and clinical company that has sponsored a laboratory in Academy City. Also, Worship is one of the fastest growing NPOs in the world, and thrives almost entirely on very generous donations from its followers and affiliated companies. Only Academy City and the Illuminati best them with monetary might.

Embracing technology

The Lost Soldiers pursue knowledge to understand and better utilize God's work. They do so by employing their secular resources, and over the years have allowed the templars to remain relevant with the fast-changing world both in humanitarian and military affairs. Science permeates and enhances the Solomon faith, and strengthens their magic.

That said, most of their equipment are very old machines salvaged from battles past. These are hauled by PILGRIM crews from the battlefield and brought back to life using alchemistry, knowledge and plain old magecrafting. For example, the Templars are equipped with medieval-era handcannons modified to allow belt-feeding; they are decked out in magically-strengthened metal plate whose design, ignoring the many changes that have been made, can also be traced back to the Dark Ages; PILGRIM use Jeeps and Hummers from the little wars over the ages and arm themselves with pretty much whatever they can find; and one kind of Knight transport is essentially a descendant of the British Mark V, ritually upgraded and religiously upsized! The templar and pilgrims of Solomon prefer the magical imbuing and worn-in capability of these ancient weapons over the 'modern' post-Vietnam toys.

Sometimes, a salvaged weapon demonstrates remarkable promise, which then earmarks it for replication by the church alchemists.

Xenos Assault Teams

Most operations, called Inquisitions or Crusades if a large templar presence is assembled, are conducted in XATs. Each teamís composition varies widely and draws talents from all arms of the Church. They work undercover to investigate supernatural phenomena and disturbances, and can intervene with force where necessary. These are usually the only ďpublicĒ contact of the temple cabal, even though they are usually made to look so ordinary that one wouldnít even notice them when they pass.


Intel Appendix

PILGRIM standard-issue weapons

Assault Weapon - HK33A3/HK33KA3 (China)
Pistols - SIG P226, Beretta 92FS, S&W M29 for the rest. (All over)
Machine gun - HK21E (Germany)
Shotgun - Mossberg 590 (US)
Rocket - FIM-92A (Pakistan)
Long-range - Remington M700 (US)

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Old 2013-04-30, 09:08   Link #3322
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The methods of your group far too different. The abilities though they fit right in canon are different from the system of SMT. It isn't a matter of enchanting equipment. It is complete retranslation of the past systems of magic. What you have is magic engineering. What I'm looking for is technomagic derived from true magic.

I suppose that the DSA could have 2 factions. The Laplace and the Akashic. The Laplace synch the user's existence with those of the demons as well as the innate reality warp to allow increased physical ability and magic within a harmonizer field. Ofcourse it's still possible to use magic normally but the system allows for much easier execution.

Akashic record would make use of the Akashic record or universal memory. The system can only perform temporary partial data modification and change the user's capabilities from the "ground up" so to speak. the record is generally used to call on data of demons, angels and other monsters as well.

For both systems it is important to have an effective terminal or app carrier. They can be a game system, a computer, a celphone or even a tablet.

Effectively both systems would be active side by side. app distribution is by invite. Either by another user or the system admin
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Old 2013-04-30, 09:21   Link #3323
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No.

The methods of your group far too different. The abilities though they fit right in canon are different from the system of SMT. It isn't a matter of enchanting equipment. It is complete retranslation of the past systems of magic. What you have is magic engineering. What I'm looking for is technomagic derived from true magic.

I suppose that the DSA could have 2 factions. The Laplace and the Akashic. The Laplace synch the user's existence with those of the demons as well as the innate reality warp to allow increased physical ability and magic within a harmonizer field. Ofcourse it's still possible to use magic normally but the system allows for much easier execution.

Akashic record would make use of the Akashic record or universal memory. The system can only perform temporary partial data modification and change the user's capabilities from the "ground up" so to speak. the record is generally used to call on data of demons, angels and other monsters as well.

For both systems it is important to have an effective terminal or app carrier. They can be a game system, a computer, a celphone or even a tablet.

Effectively both systems would be active side by side. app distribution is by invite. Either by another user or the system admin
The bold was exactly the point of it. I swear that was bound to happen, but I got criticized so much I left the Toaru stage, and leaving this faction in the locker.

Then Kamachi created the GREMLIN and I was vindicated. By then however, Toaru had "mutated" so badly that the people criticizing me had already all stopped being fans.

But anyway this faction is just too damn OP plus GREMLIN is essentially the non-Templar version of it, so I'll just keep this sealed up forever.

This dossier however was the primer for a series of fics centered on a small series of events told from a boy esper named Nii (Two in Japanese.)

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The Black ESPer

Name: Nii
Alias: Park Jun Yang, Alchemist, JD109
Age: 13
Birthday: 12-03
Grade: Level 3
Hair: Jet black
Eyes: Brown
Usual wear: School uniform of white shirt and long navy pants. He adds a dark marine jeans jacket over the top. Other than that, he looks so ordinary that no one notices him.

When at work, he puts on a long black jacket over black shirt, gloves, pants and boots, completing the look with a featureless ceramic mask. It was assembled by Suu, who was in turn inspired by a light novel she read online.

Magic Type: ESP
Ability: Quark Shift -- Subatomic particle manipulation
Proficiencies: Close-Combat Mastery, Fleet-of-foot, Stealth

Other equipment:

A pair of daggers shaped like a cross, Academy-City-made wrist-mounted grapple with built-in winches running on ultrafine plasteel wire

Affiliation: NUMBER

VA: Marina Inoue

About Park

Even under the guise of Park Jun Yang, Nii prefers to keep to himself and his companions Suu, Shan and Hachi. Not a habitual talker and a complete unknown in the city, Yang coasts along with the crowd going about their daily business. He attends classes on time, has average grades academically and ability-wise, and takes part-time jobs like every other student in the city. Even his classmates Saten and Uiharu stand out more than he did. Nii was just another face in the bustle... which served his purpose completely.

Nii was in Academy City first and foremost as a deep-seated agent of Gabrieles. He was chosen for the job for his outstanding combat abilities, resourcefulness and most of all, for being an ESPer. He would be called upon by the Church to run escorts, retrievals and espionage, would complete it cleanly and efficiently, and receive his renumeration. Strictly business only; there was no time, or risk, for any distractions.

Except maybe one. He is looking for clues as to the whereabouts of his mother, a powerful ESPer supposed killed in a fire 3 years ago. However, it appears that she may be still alive, and that the trail leads to Academy City. Having left his sisters back in Germany, the boy will stop at nothing to see that his mother is safe, and that vengeance is meted out.

About JD109

"John Doe the 109th" is the serial number that Nii's alter ego is tagged with by the whole of Academy City security. Without a name, a mug shot, fingerprint, or evidence, JD109 has evaded capture time and again, frustrating Anti-Skill to no end while murders and thefts attributed to him continue to mount. There is no discernible pattern to his victims ranging from ESPers to stowaways to embedded CIA operatives. They are unable to interpret his ESP; all his victims and possible witnesses have died of acute cardiac arrest, and Anti-Skill had been looking for an Electromaster -- even suspecting Misaka at one point --, rather than Quark Shift. There's even rumors that JD109 is actually a Dual Skill, further inflating the mystery around the errant ESPer.

But his actions have not gone unnoticed. Section 9 is on his case, and a clash between JD109 and Ebrah is all but certain.

About the boy

Nii is stoic and steadfast, as much as the old knights may come. However, there is still a lost boy within that armor. Saten and Nii gravitate towards on another, if only because each resembled the family the other left behind when they entered Academy City. His actions as JD109 may be calculated and callous, but Shan always calls him a softie for his emotional inconsistencies. He once saved Yagami Kagura from a rowdy gang. He treats Suu not as a Homunculus (refer to Suu's profile) but a normal human being, a far cry from other Gabrielite knights. And time and again, he got himself involved with Judgement through Saten and Uiharu, a habit that frustrates Shan and Hachi to no end.

Still, this incomprehensible combination of all 3 aspects may well be what keeps Nii going in a city that wants him dead.

Are the Dreams of the Black ESPer Really Darker than Black?

With the city in chaos from the Vatican-sponsored invasion, Nii and several radical elements of another magical order attacked Aleister’s fortress from multiple fronts. Most of it were decoys for himself to gain entry. Comrade after comrade sacrificed in order for him to plunge deeper into the catacombs, until he last stood alone against the Great Magician. Revealed to the truth of the city, and made a deal he could not refuse, Nii instead fought for altruism and sacrificed his chance to meet his mother in person. But even after breaking Aleister’s blockade, Nii would have to make the last sacrifice so that the magical world could be given the chance to die another day.

With Suu by his side and his mother’s advice in his hands, the lab they were in was leveled by concentrated bombardment of MOABs and bunker-busters. There was no possibility that anyone could survive that much fire, and JD109 was struck off the wanted list at long last.

But knowing the Black ESPer, Nanami is certain that he survived, and he’ll be back, someday...

Combat Data

His Skill, though useful, is not at a game-breaking level. And yet he may have to survive engaging high level threats, from dark mages from devil cults to the best that the city has to offer. And he does. The secret lies in that Nii relies not on his Skill but on his opponent and his environment above all else in combat. Nii is a patient hunter, often taking a job or role within the area of operation well ahead of the commencement in order to scout out exploitable terrain effects. Being able to hide in half a shadow helps him take advantage of cover and close/depart without detection. He uses anything around him as a weapon, from shattered glass to rusting walkways. Suu guides him remotely as the battlefields change. He always takes precautions and ensures that he has redundancies to fall back on. Nii makes his opponent fight on his terms, when he has to. If he can complete a job without drawing a punch, he would. If he cannot face up to a challenge, he would flee. And very often he does.

It is this early maturity in thought and tactical mindedness in Nii, and observing many other young ESPers, that causes Shan to often wonder if ESPers are really still human.

Quark Shift -- The Subatomic Alchemist

This ability involves at the most basic level is the manipulation of molecular and submolecular structures that the ESPer is in contact with while completely ignoring energy barriers to doing so. By combining and dividing charges, he can change an atom's proton number and so transmute material from one element to another, though far slower than an actual Transmuter. In other words, he can transmute coal to diamond far easier than the classical example of lead to gold.

At Level 3, his finest control is at the molecular level, with some coarse control at subatomic levels. He can re-mould objects easily and one of his nifty tricks is to make black diamond tools out of the carbon in dust. The amount he can transmute/restructure at once and how fast he can do so is also limited.

He can also use this ability to deliver a deadly shock by ripping charges from the air around him and channeling them into his target that he is in contact, both direct (grabbed) and indirect (via his winch). However, this is his ace in the hole, along with some other tricks that Nii does his best to conceal as much of his ESP from the school during testing.

However, even though he is a natural ESPer or Gemstone, his Skill is comparatively lackluster when set against the exotic powers which are associated with Gemstones, like Imagine Breaker and Deep Blood. It calls into question the exact nature of his skill, as Nii is one to keep many secrets beneath his falsified persona, even from the organization he works for.

~~~New Intelligence Data Updated~~~

Voice File: "All that we know of him is wrong! This is unbelievable! We have to verify this piece of evidence, but it appears the Black ESPer's true power is--"

[Error Unknown: Entry Truncated]

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This boy is the prototype character of Tainaka Tarou, the character changes evident of when I moved on from grimdark stories to sillier but fun ones.
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It's less about how they do things but more the ancestry and grandeur you paint them in. It's world breaking a way that you involve names of real people and have them suddenly put into a place where from cult they should now be the 2nd or 3rd largest religion in the world. Not sure about GREMLIN but if they are well known, discredited or not, people would still know about them. I'm pretty sure they're like illuminati. They make things happen but no one notices.

So from darker than black to the black skull joker.

EDIT: Basically they're too powerful as an organization.
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@meister: Also I find the logic of your piece as to why "AC has all the ESPer tech monopolized is false" as being flawed as well.

The reason being that ESPer development doesn't happen like granting someone treatment then suddenly they become superhuman. No, that takes years upon years of research as well as thousands upon thousands of test subjects. Child Errors that were never mentioned or listed as existing become the perfect test subjects as no one would give them a second glance be they living or just remains of a corpse. No other nation would be capable of following the same protocol of creation of ESPers because the project requires 2 things

1. Brilliant scientific minds that can understand sciences and pseudo-sciences to a degree that is no less than groundbreaking.

2. A large amount of human guinea pigs as well as the lack of conscience to do with them as you please. Be it resulting in them dying, mutating or whatever.

Practically no country in the world right now would condone such things. Unless your TKs then had no problem about replicating experiments that led to many losing activity of their nervous systems, their bodies' blood vessels bursting, being reduced to the mental equivalent of a vegetable or some other mishap.
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@meister: Also I find the logic of your piece as to why "AC has all the ESPer tech monopolized is false" as being flawed as well.

The reason being that ESPer development doesn't happen like granting someone treatment then suddenly they become superhuman. No, that takes years upon years of research as well as thousands upon thousands of test subjects. Child Errors that were never mentioned or listed as existing become the perfect test subjects as no one would give them a second glance be they living or just remains of a corpse. No other nation would be capable of following the same protocol of creation of ESPers because the project requires 2 things

1. Brilliant scientific minds that can understand sciences and pseudo-sciences to a degree that is no less than groundbreaking.

2. A large amount of human guinea pigs as well as the lack of conscience to do with them as you please. Be it resulting in them dying, mutating or whatever.

Practically no country in the world right now would condone such things. Unless your TKs then had no problem about replicating experiments that led to many losing activity of their nervous systems, their bodies' blood vessels bursting, being reduced to the mental equivalent of a vegetable or some other mishap.
That's because you're thinking in terms of our world. Way back when Toaru fandom had a different population of authors, we all thought that the whole world was a crapsack world where everyone was committing atrocities just with varying success while disguised by the wide media to make things resemble our own world.

I no longer believe that world to be a true representation of Toaru, but I do know that the unthinkable can happen when the different factions pull strings. Knowing Aleister, I'd say guards his esper recipe closely, and when others come close, he destroys them. With Three Diagram and Aiwass, his ability to anticipate anyone coming close is virtually 99%, and I portray him to have so many Gambit Pileups and Aces in the Hole that it pretty much precludes anyone else ever having a proper program.

But that's just so far beyond my scope now. I'm just going to focus on a boy orphan growing up in a weird city and how the world around him changes. I'll leave the other details to good ol' Kamachi. The guy thinks like I do, so I shall leave the world-building in his better hands.

Now, even if that old setting was abandoned, there were several characters I really liked. There is one who will return almost virtually unchanged in ESP Detective Steel:

A Certain Misaka

Name: MISAKA 9012
Alias: N/A
Age: 13
Birthday: ??-??
Grade: Level 3
Hair: As Misaka Mikoto.
Eyes: As Misaka Mikoto
Usual wear: As Misaka Mikoto
Magic Type: ESP
Ability: Radio Noise
Proficiencies: FN2000 proficiency, PSG-100 proficiency, M500 proficiency. Faithful.
Other equipment: Electrospectrometer

Affiliation: Academy City

VA: Sasaki Nozomi


Nii first encounters this Misaka Imouto when he is tasked to observe two people: An ESPer known as Accelerator and a Tokiwadai student by the name of Misaka Mikoto. It seemed simple, but there were many strange caveats: One; for some reason, the Gabrieles recon ghosts have been turning up redundant reports of Misaka being in several places at once, making any remote monitoring difficult. Two; Nii is to strictly observe both persons with Suu’s recon ghost, which was provided with a hi-fidelity detection suite for this mission, and not intervene. He would soon learn why.

Guided by Suu, Nii entered the privileged area of Academy City as disguised as a typically spoilt Tokiwadaian Ojousama – his impression of one, even changing his voice, was so spot-on that Shan found himself banging his head to remind himself that it was just Nii. He found the original Misaka first, but Suu redirected him towards an echo in the electron flows in the air. He finds another Misaka, entering a Worship session. He realizes that she is a clone of the original Railgun, explaining the simultaneous Misaka sightings.

Posing as a Worship convert, he interacts with Misaka. As expected, she was unresponsive, expressionless and dull-eyed. What got his curiosity was what a scientific Homunculus was doing in a Church. Nii learned that Misaka II had been here a week before when some students mistook her for the original Misaka and did their utmost to convert her, even practically dragging her to a seminar. Nii finds the imouto a staunch atheist, fervently dismissing the concept of Heaven and God as illogical constructs for the weak even as Nii, posing as a devout follower even though he is rather cynical himself, tries to convince her otherwise. Her relative ferocity surprised him. And when he asked why was she here again, Misaka simply stated that she had been dragged been there again.

This meeting would be their last, as 9012 was scheduled to fight Accelerator that day. Finally understanding what the game was about, Nii, still in disguise, chose to intervene despite his orders. There was little he could do against Accelerator, and so Nii attempted to draw Accelerator away from 9012, but she continues to attack the other ESPer over and over. Nii and her argued about how Misaka is throwing away her life too easily. Nii eventually tires and is almost killed by debris, but 9012 saves him at the expense of herself. Unable to save 9012, Nii decided to attack one last time while he has the advantage of cover, but she stopped him and made him face up to the reality. At his current level, Quark Shift was no match for Accelerator. She accepted that this dying was both her and her Sisters' fates, as she revealed the reason behind the attacks.

Nii asks if she was scared, and again, she simply retorts with her last breath why should she be. And as the cynical ESPer closed the girl's eyes, he prayed.

Accelerator crawls through the wreck to find his prey, only to find both ESPers gone. Nii received a reprimand for intervening and when he asked if the Gabrieles would act, he got no certain reply but a sharper rebuke to mind his place.

Seeing this, Shan chided him for going so far for an overly-rational monster. Nii insists that she is human, just a lucky one who had no contradictions with herself; the ones who created her, they were the true monsters.

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9012 will appear some time this season, but this time, what will Tarou do? :3
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I know there would be people to go that far. But the body count to create even a proto-ESPer will be massive. You'd sooner run out of homeless people or have some sniffing about before something actually takes place. Opening the issue publicly would have Aleister's attention more than if he was just surveying you. In short it's just not worth it. Unless you plan to bombard AC with nukes in retaliation and even then Aleister would prolly keep the place safe somehow and launch a counter.

That's pretty depressing for a character. Birth and then death. So the TK was supposed to be the big ambiguous evil eh? explains why they're so big.

I've also realized you have an obssession with concerts. Not a bad thing, just an observation.

Currently the story that's stewing in my head is about Hime, an OC I have with the ability to "see the world" with her Eyes of Alice.

Much like the ImagineBreaker, her eyes go beyond the categorization of magic or ESP. it's something as old as the beginning of everything. A primordial trait that was said to be inherent of beings that exist as the first of creation of life came to be.

She's terrified of her abilities because she can see things no one else can. Her hair is platinum blonde which she dyes and her eyes are like that of a rainbow which is why she wears contacts to hide them as well as obstructing her view. Seeing ghosts, visions of past, distant present, thoughts, feelings, beings that shouldn't, inevitable destinies. Everything is at her disposal. She still wants to be normal which is why she gets into trouble when people pick on her.

On Saten becoming a DeSu... I don't even know what demons she should get O.o
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That's pretty depressing for a character. Birth and then death. So the TK was supposed to be the big ambiguous evil eh? explains why they're so big.
There are times when the right thing to do isn't the thing that feels right. The one scolding Nii was brimming with rage at the confirmation of the experiment, but he stayed his hand because there was no way any of his troops could stop it.

That's why he told off Nii to "know his place." The ultimate aim of the Templars was to survive and protect the Ark, and angering a giant like Accelerator could put that mission at risk.

To that, Ark placated the Brother Captain with faith, that God will find a way...

...and we know he did, didn't he?

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I've also realized you have an obssession with concerts. Not a bad thing, just an observation.
The prototype of SHOOTiNG ST@R was in Toaru, with my metafictional girl band, No Hokago Kohi!

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Weak ones? Windy ones?




This post features the spiritual center of the Knights Templar. Maybe I shall unseal her profile too:

The Ark

Name: Arca Sanguineum Regalium
Alias: Ark
Age: 14
Birthday: 25-12
Grade: Undefined
Hair: Blond, stranded and long
Eyes: Left eye red, right eye green
Usual wear: Teresa-pattern Walking Church
Magic Type: Magic -- Cortical
Ability: Reinforcement, recall and re-creation
Proficiencies: Listener, Knowledgeable
Other equipment: Emergency Transponder, iPod, iPad, Walking Church Maintenance Kit

CV: Kaori Mizuhashi (Vivio in SSX)

Ark is not supposed to exist; after all, she claims to be a descendant of the union of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ. Her family history thus reads like a conspiracy novel, and yet, it tells of the tumultuous history of the Gabrieles:

Unlike the canon postulates, Mary Magdalene was of royal descent (through the Jewish House of Benjamin) and was the wife of Jesus, of the House of David. That she was a prostitute was slander invented by the Church to obscure their true relationship. At the time of the Crucifixion, she was pregnant. After the Crucifixion, she fled to Gaul, where she was sheltered by the Jews of Marseille. She gave birth to a daughter, named Sarah. The bloodline would eventually become the Merovingian dynasty of France. The existence of the bloodline was the secret that was contained in the documents discovered by the Crusaders after they conquered Jerusalem in 1099. Hence the Knights Templar and the Priory of Sion were organized to be its military and financial arms that protected this secret.

Then came the great Purge which scattered knights and King across the land (See history of Gabrieles). Ark's blood continued to survive through the eras no thanks to a small branch of Templar, and it was only until the 1700s when her family reunited with the reborn Knights Templar. The Ark of Royal Blood then persisted through the generations to the present.

Anyways, the Vatican is in the dark at the moment, and the Gabrieles intends to keep it that way.

So, present day:

"Arca-daca" made friends with "Gekotran" initially over the web, but they first crossed paths in person during the Level Upper incident. They would do so again and again, as the crew of the Enterprise venture further from Academy City, as the world around them lurches closer to apocalypse. In all cases, Arca appears young, 14 in fact, but she exhibits maturity beyond her age. Gentle and kind, she possesses great insight, and is always ready to give a listening ear, or advice that would save the day. She often wanders around alone, but is always protected by a team of elite Knights Templar rostered to teleport down and support upon any sign of trouble.

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Ark's main function has always been as the spiritual symbol of the Templar faith. As such, she has very little in terms of direct combat. At most, she wields a mysterious sword and scabbard that shields her from supernatural harm. (She warned Kataru that revealing the identity of the blade would spell doom for anyone who learns of it.) Ark's magic is limited to those centered around her blade and her bloodline, but she is rather knowledgeable about witching in general because she spends much of her time studying. Her strength lies in her intellectual brilliance; Arca is a such shrewd and sharp tactician that even Jeremand, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, listens to and considers her input.

Her holy blood allows her to operate divine artefacts at peak performance. For example, Ark’s maximization and customization of the Walking Church has created what she calls the 360 Secrets of the Church, 360 additional functions built into the robes that range from the frivolous to the impressive. For example, Ark could maximize the protective effects of the Walking Church, allowing it to become a kind of environment suit capable of warding off radiation while exploring Chernobyl's destroyed reactor.

She is part of a trinity comprising of the 3 Arks: The Ark of Royal Blood, The Ark of the Covenant, and the original Noah's Ark. The battleship assembled from all 3 Arks, the Arca Regali or Royal Ark, is the ultimate symbol of power of the Gabrieles, and so they endeavor to make sure it remains protected.


Trivia

Ark is a descendent of Merovingian royalty, but Joan-Hilde can trace her bloodline back to the last Queen of France, never mind that history books tell us that that too is impossible. 2 Princesses of France? Not to mention, Ark appears to be fond of Acqua of the Back...

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If after reading this, you yell SWEET JESUS!!, you are probably right.

My Science vs Magic story back then involved the MC Nii, the Ark on one side, and the Flamethrower on the other.
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Not really. More like "Huh. Impressive."

I'm not sure how to comment other than it feels analogous to the four holy seats.

So NR on Hime huh...

So... maybe the basic pixie and poltergiest to start? I'm wondering if throwing her a bone and giving her mid-high level demon-dieties would be good or not

on my end of OCs:

Science:
good - Hime
bad - Tag Trace, Shinkaku

magic:
good - Taki
bad - Lise, Doti

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To Aru Mahou Shoujotachi no Monogatari have been updated, and I have no idea what the hell has happened on Homura's side >.>
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A couple of questions:
First, does the Maiden of Versailles have a name?
And: Does America actually pose a danger in the Toaru-verse? They don't have a magical organization and they don't have ESPers. So why are they a super-power still?
I'm planning on having one portion in America but I need to know what kind of things there are that can actually pose a threat to anyone.
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A couple of questions:
First, does the Maiden of Versailles have a name?
And: Does America actually pose a danger in the Toaru-verse? They don't have a magical organization and they don't have ESPers. So why are they a super-power still?
I'm planning on having one portion in America but I need to know what kind of things there are that can actually pose a threat to anyone.
Maiden of Versailies is what everyone calls her.

Because America is the World Police!

Im serious you should make a drinking game how many times that phrase had been repeated.

We'll put it this way, even Gremlin required the numbers and aid from conventional soldiers just to invade Hawaii.

America is the number two on the science side in terms of technology, but only in terms of that.

There should be a wiki page on it somewhere that explains in detail how America in this world works.
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Maiden of Versailies is what everyone calls her.

Because America is the World Police!

Im serious you should make a drinking game how many times that phrase had been repeated.

We'll put it this way, even Gremlin required the numbers and aid from conventional soldiers just to invade Hawaii.

America is the number two on the science side in terms of technology, but only in terms of that.

There should be a wiki page on it somewhere that explains in detail how America in this world works.
there is but it is a little scarce.
though I suppose that means I can take quite a bit of creative licence.
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there is but it is a little scarce.
though I suppose that means I can take quite a bit of creative licence.
It shouldn't be scarce- a large part of NT3 was all American exposition...

And youre wrong about one thing- America does have Aztec/Mayan magicians.
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It shouldn't be scarce- a large part of NT3 was all American exposition...

And youre wrong about one thing- America does have Aztec/Mayan magicians.
Yeah... but in my fic I'm pretty much developing those as people more associated with the cartels than the governments. ROTWO seemed a bit like that to me in a few of their methods and ideologies.
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I see what the problem is; the reason why it looked scarce is because they split the info to multiple page not just under USA.

Under the science faction there is the USA, within it other than the country itself there are multiple other links to characters and locations and various code names for stuff.
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I'm not sure how to comment other than it feels analogous to the four holy seats.
There is something like that in the Knights Templar: The APOSTLE. The 12 APOSTLEs are the strongest 12 combatants in Gabrieles and being magic-side I made sure every single one of them destroyed some kind of limit while having some kind of in-combat limitation. Like the muggle mercenary who slayed a few 1980s-era Level 5s. Or the Grand Master who is over a hundred years old, but still is a muscle-bound protector of a sacred loli. Or freaking Jesus herself.

And unlike the Right Hand, APOSTLE is more of a group of wisemen in the service of Jesus.

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So NR on Hime huh...
Actually, the yoke's on the Princess of England. Just wanted France and the English to fight over one more thing, and Acqua really deserves a harem. Especially after getting Touma-punched.

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So... maybe the basic pixie and poltergiest to start? I'm wondering if throwing her a bone and giving her mid-high level demon-dieties would be good or not.
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Because America is the World Police!

Im serious you should make a drinking game how many times that phrase had been repeated.

We'll put it this way, even Gremlin required the numbers and aid from conventional soldiers just to invade Hawaii.

America is the number two on the science side in terms of technology, but only in terms of that.

There should be a wiki page on it somewhere that explains in detail how America in this world works.
That phrase infected every bloody anime as well, even the sparkle-pire freak of an overhyped mecha series. I'm GLAD though, that Kamachi decided that Mr President in Toaru ISN'T OBAMA for once.




Here's another unsealed APOSTLE member:

The Queen of Blades

Name: Elizabeth Josephine Carter
Alias: Purgatus555, Ezilla, Liz, Iron Maiden of Gabrieles
Age: 19
Birthday: 25-12
Grade: Magic Rank S+
Hair: Blood-red and long. She usually keeps it free save a hairband over the top, but some of her armors alter it.
Eyes: Blue
Usual wear: Biege vest over white shirt with matching checkered-red skirt. Black long socks.
Magic Type: Magic - Cortical
Ability: Summoner
Proficiencies: All Weapon Mastery, All Armor Mastery, Levitation, Faithful
Other equipment: Samsung Crystal handphone that has been retrofitted with magic sigil memory, allowing her to call her armors and weapons from within the Gate of Babylon quickly.

Affiliation: Comillitones Photos Templique Gabrieles -- APOSTLE

VA: Sayaka Ohara

Elizabeth is the most-feared woman in the entire Gabrieles. She holds the 3rd Rank in APOSTLE, making her the strongest female mage within the militant church, losing out only to the Grand Marshal of the Knight Templars, and a decorated pilgrim. She is brutal and fierce, and emits an intensity few can match. She is a very strong individual and can lift things weighing several tons with great ease. She is known and feared to be an unstoppable opponent; Elizabeth in armor shrugs off all forms of attacks easily while she pursues her prey at full power with complete disregard of collateral. Some inquisitions she led have ended with the culprits surrendering to the Church directly in order to escape from her holy wrath!

This dread surrounding Ezilla, as she is thus called by comrades combining her name with Godzilla, is very much manifest within Gabrieles as well. Not even lesser Sword Brethren dare challenge her authority, and the mere mention of her name can break up the most fervent ruckus often kicked up by the vibrant and notoriously reckless pilgrims. This is due to Liz being very stern and placing great value on the rules of knighthood and discipline. If someone steps out of line or is slow to do as she commands, she does not hesitate to punish them, so many are quick to apologize if they think that they have angered her.

Liz's dedication extends to all aspects of her life. To her, idling and petty hobbies are a waste of time. She dresses plainly and functionally, and as long as she is within church walls is always in her basic armor. A quiet day is one spent in the chapel thumbing through the various books of bible, reading a newspaper (country of origin varies) or listening to the Worship band practice. Some times she observes other knights training, and those rookies quickly learn that while she has much to teach, you'd have to really be on the top of your game to keep up!

She is so devoted to the cause that despite she being practically the best there is, she views herself existing only to bear a Templar heir for the Carters. This is because of the Carter's having long been a Templar family but only men are allowed to join the Order as with tradition. Liz, being the only child to her aging parents, feels that her gender is a burden to the family, and hence she is openly looking for a husband. It shouldn't have been hard; Liz is a rare beauty, combining intelligence, devotion, and above average looks, and she doesn't even use make-up! The only problem is that the men of Gabrieles are either too afraid of her or simply cannot stand her for long. Other times, she breaks off the relationship because she judges her current date unworthy of the Carter name.

However, Liz is not without compassion. Few people know that it was Liz who led the crusade which ended up rescuing Suu rather than putting her down. The mage made the exception because the girl was still in command of her faculties, unlike other Homunculi which were usually turned berserk in order to slow the inquisitors down. Every other knight would’ve beheaded Suu immediately for the monstrosity she represents. This is why Suu appears closer to Liz than other Gabrielum, and was why Liz was called to Academy City when Nii was becoming more and more cornered by Section 9, even though Liz does not quite trust ESPers at the time. She is also shown to be softer and grateful during the rare times when fellow Gabrieles treat her kindly.

Nii eventually wins her trust and admiration by the time she leaves Academy City for home. She earlier reveals that she always preferred to be called Liz, but no one has used that name ever since her father passed away a year earlier. Nii then bids her farewell with "Liz".

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Carter is an excellent swordswoman, armed with arguably the best weapons ever known to Man. She stores her massive armory in a magically-created hammerspace that she calls the Gate of Babylon. The Gate itself is a spell passed down from Carter to Carter, and over the years has been used to accumulate a vast array of magical gear. It was only recently that Liz installed a system that manages it by encoding each item’s summoning sigil with a serial number.

In battle, she dials 555 into her cellphone, and undergoes a brief transformation (with a hip jingle and neon lights) to be equipped in her Templer basic armor. By dialing different numbers, the phone recalls the associated magic sigil and projects it, allowing her to rapidly re-equip herself as the tides of battle change.

Different armors and weapons are adapted for different environments and purposes. Many of them have wings allowing her to fly for short distances. One renders her resistant to fire. Another transforms her into a iron mermaid. It's rumored that she even has a suit for vacuums and high pressure environments. Liz swaps her weapons around to best suit the fight at hand, ensuring that she has untold permutations and adaptations. If she couldn't outfight something, she keeps changing until something works.

For this, Liz is infamous outside the church as The Iron Maiden of Gabrieles. It is an honor she shares with her personal guard, a 7-maid group named Jungfrau that represents the 7 Virtues.

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I don't have plans to use this character in Tarou's story, but she's one of those better-crafted creations of mine.
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Hmmm so combine Erza, Gilgamesh and the faiz system. A wry smile is all I can make at this.

Hime is an OC I made actually. I tried imagining her looking at the ark. Mostly because Hime can see what the Ark really looks like because of her eyes.

As of now if Saten gets higher level demons, she'd get... Quetzalcoatl, Gogmagog, and or Culebre. All of which are pretty OP now that I think about it. Maybe a Genma race could work too.

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That phrase infected every bloody anime as well, even the sparkle-pire freak of an overhyped mecha series. I'm GLAD though, that Kamachi decided that Mr President in Toaru ISN'T OBAMA for once.
Nope, Mr. President is Kuroko
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I really like how you actually chose a voice actor for a character in a fanfic. It seems a bit silly at first but, assuming you're aware of the seiyuu's work, it can really improve visualization of the character's voice.
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