Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Character Creation and Discussion (second reincarnation)
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Took the time to finaly create a profile for her. Major edits since Fall of an Empire, of course. One of which finding the
match for Alistina image wise.
Lady Alistina Carter
Name: Alistina Carter
Mage rank: AAA
Magic type: Belkan
Magic colour: Red
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Blue
Hair style: Loose behind her back.
Apearance details: It is rare to see Alistina without armor, as her job never ends.
“For many people the right hand is their most powerful weapon. For her highness Olivie, I am that right hand.”
Methodical and dedicated, as the head of security and her highness Olivie’s personal guardian knight, Alistina takes her job very seriously. When not guarding Olivie in person, she can often be found patrolling the halls of the palace or making sure the security measures are up to snuff. She absolutely loathes disregard for duty, and whoe be those souls who think they can ‘skip a guard round’ in her presence.
Alistina approaches every problem with her head first, and swords later. It is, after all, of little use to dash to a problem only to discover it to be a diversion. Because of this she is very good at analyzing situations, and more than once has provided vital advice in situations both military and political. Still, she prefers to leave such matters to Kaon if possible, and while she holds pride in her military knowledge, she considers Kaon’s advice to overrule her own.
“I am a knight, not an advisor. I prefer not to try and steal the work from someone who has educated
in the matter.”
Deceptively enough, despite her dedication to her duty and reluctance to remove her armor, Alistina is a great lover of parties and dancing, and is in fact quite good at the later. It is not uncommon for Olivie to make use of this, and parties are therefore a rare chance to see Alistina outside her armor.
In private, Alistina is helpful and caring, and has a good sense of humor. This can come as a surprise to people who meet her in private for the first time, seeing the dedicated head of security joking around with even the most serious of topics.
Alistina started out as a member of the noble Carter family, who had often worked as either merchants or soldiers as careers. There was little surprise then when Alistina decided to make her career in the Belkan military. What did come as a surprise was where her career would take her.
As she had started her career, Alistina had quickly shown to be quite talented, and was quickly rising up in rank and fame. However, it was sheer chance that turned her career around completely, in the form of a visit by the royal family. Being of similar age to the young princess, Alistina was assigned to accompany Olivie. Olivie quickly took a liking to the red haired knight, and the two ended up playing around while the adults went about their business.
Olivie’s happiness did not go unnoticed by her father though, who turned to the commander of the garrison with questions about her daughters new friend. The commander quickly described Alistina and her capabilities, which captured the man’s interest. When the time came to leave, Olivie was understandably sad, to which the emperor came with a proposal: If Alistina would come with them, and train as Olivie’s guardian knight, swearing to serve her live by her side.
Alistina was confused by the offer, but the pleading look her new friend send her way sealed her fate. She agreed, and joined the family as they travelled back to the palace.
The training that followed was, if possible, even harder than the one she had in the army. After all, she would now be entrusted with the safety of princess Olivie. No lack in skill could be allowed. Regardless, Alistina took pride and joy in her work, mastering various weaponry and wracking her brain with studies on how to best perform her duty. Lady Kaon insisted that a knight in personal service of the future Kaiser could not merely learn how to swing a weapon like a bullheaded moron, and so her studies were doubled as she was taught the art of politics and diplomacy, teaching her to separate taunt from threat, and to diffuse problems before the need to draw a sword rose.
"Master Kaon, Why do I need to keep using my noble title, and not my knight's title? I have earned it, have I not?"
"Answer me this: What is a knight? A knight is someone who fights and dies because the nobles order them to. If you would use your title as a knight, all they would see is a servant. When you use your title as a noble, they are forced to see you as an equal."
It was also Kaon who insisted she kept her noble title, being referred to as Lady Alistina rather than knight Alistina. Whether this was because of her bias against knights or because it would give her words a deeper political meaning was subject to silent debate, though the later proved to be the case on more than just a rare occasion.
Just like she had risen through the ranks of the army at high speeds, so was Alistina rising through the ranks in the imperial hierarchy. Her advices on security grew from helpful to essential, and it wasn’t long before it was obvious who would fill the seat of the soon to retire head of security.
When the day came, pride practically beamed of Alistina’s face as she accepted the title and responsibilities within. To celebrate, Alistina was officially named guardian knight of princess Olivie. As show of her dedication, Alistina pulled out an old tradition of the Carter family, swearing an oath of loyalty, binding herself and her blood to princess Olivie. According to Alistina, this oath would transcend time and space if necessary.
For now, though, a new page in Alistina’s growing book had begun.
Device and Barrier Jacket
Device and Barrier Jacket:
Alistina wears not one single Barrier Jacket, nor wields but one Device. In subspace she has stored hundreds of Jackets and an equally large variety of Armed Devices. For any given situation, she has one ready, and years of dedicated training. Though her most favoured Jacket is the balanced Imperial Armor while wielding the Armed Sword, she is known to adjust either for the situation.
Obviously, the new Alistina is based on Erza Scarlet. What can I say? A girl with a nigh-infinite armory of varied weapons and armor is a dream come true for an armor and blade freak like myself.
Puzzling together how Kaon would feel about Alistina was fun. I’d guess that since Olivie’s mind was made up on that, Kaon would decide to mould Alistina into something not so “Bulheadedly moronic.”
For once, no car or planet names. Alistina Carter is a
old name, dating back to the days I first learned of anime. It was the name of an old Crusader character of mine I had created on Ragnarok Online. It’s a name with many fond memories.
The ‘oath of loyalty’ is meant to be ambiguous. I still have no idea if I’m going to do something with Alistina in the StrikerS era (and if so, how), but I have the line ready just in case.
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