So with Lotan accepted, I'm open to whoever wants to interact with him initially. I didn't actually set out to make him an out-and-out main antagonist, but more of a "hub" character for the more morally-dubious members of our cast.
Culture: The Ogarians showed up a few thousand years before the humans appeared in Elysia as an advanced technological race that was always striving for a greater advancement for themselves. Upon arriving in Elysia and discovering the power of magic that could fill the gaps that their own technology could not solve, many researchers started to study essence to try an understand this realm of the gods. It took over a thousand years to even understand the basic of what their technology could not tell them, but soon a few were starting to get a grasp of Elysia. Kaz Al'Oga is the last of his species as he is the result of an attempt by the Ogarians to try and become closer to the gods that created Elysia. A large infusion of motes and pure essence was forced into a single being to see if ascension could be achieved to a higher plane of existence, the resulting backlash scorched their home world leaving it a barren and molten world with only one broken soul remaining.
Racial Features: Ogarians were once a reptilian looking species, that was before their extinction leaving only Kaz Al'Oga with a spectral form of semi-solid physical form with the rest of his body being made up of Essence.
Occupation: Researcher of Elysia and Living God
Appearance: Kaz Al'Oga has an actual physical body beneath all the swirling essence that makes up the rest of his body. His body looks like black water that is in a constant rippling effect with glowing white orbs where his eyes should be. The rest of his body is made up of a swirling cloud of essence that is naturally created by his body.
Understanding and proficient with advanced technology
Deep understanding of Essence and how to use it
Skilled Pilot with a vast array of ships
Understanding of most different technology with a specialization in Fae'Rin tech
Telekinetic Touch: Kaz is able to move any object in his immediate area without touching the object and can even move multiple objects at once. If he actually sits down and focuses he can move objects hundreds of feet away and can even throw living being around as if they were leaves being blown in the wind. This was one of his first abilities that was manifested after becoming an exalted and as such is his most practiced.
Shield Generation: Kaz Al'Oga has the ability to surround himself in a nearly impenetrable shield that can protect him from most forms of harm that don't involve another exalted. This power was not created for his own safety because mortal attacks do not seem to affect his altered body, but because of his hate for having to repair and replace containment suits every time they became damaged.
Containment Suit that was built and designed by Kaz in order to allow him to maintain a humanoid form. The suit is maintained by essence fuel cells and over the many many years there have been many different iterations of his Containment suit with this only being the latest in a long line of different designs. The suit also contains a built in translator and PDA built into the HUD of the suit.
Ogarian Energy Pistol: An old pistol that looks like it should be in a museum with the age that the gun looks. While on the inside the gun has been completely rebuild and is practically brand new.
Several Rare metal knives that are able to pierce many different types of armor
Airship:Ogarian Hope The Ogarian Hope was designed and built by Kaz to be his personal ship in Elysia. Built into the hull are magitech conduits that allow Kaz to use his sheild generation magic for his ship in case of emergency. The ship is armed with twin side mounted repeating rail guns as well as a nose mounted rail gun that fires a larger shell then the side mounted weapons but with a longer cooldown between shots. The ship is large enough to house a crew of ten comfortably with a storage hull loaded with actual paper books as well as datapads from various different centuries.
Motivation: Kaz Al'Oga is driven by his research of Elysia and the gods that rule the place. He is determined to find a way to bring down the gods that ruined his people.
Personality: Kaz is a melting pot of emotions and personalities as he as been around long enough that he has probably displayed every thing in the book. The most common traits shown by the Ogarian are a loneliness that cannot seem to be filled and a determination to complete any goal he is striving toward.
Flaws: Kaz is unable to maintain a cohesive tangible form without a containment suit. He is also a very broken person who finds it hard to believe that he is the last of his kind.
There is no remaining records of the Ogarian race except for a small blip in the history books of the Fae'Rin known as the Lose of the 8th Fleet. This event took place a few millennia before humans showed up in Elysia. The Orgarian's waged a war of expansion against a close neighboring system of theirs which was controlled by the Fae'Rin. The resulting decade long war lead to defeat after defeat to the far more superior Fae'Rin forcing the Ogarians back to their home world that had been turned into a factory world for research and manufacturing. The Fae'Rin's 8th fleet had blockaded the planet and was demanding the unconditional surrender of the Ogarians, not knowing of a last effort of the planet as a way of fighting back.
The Ogarian's were a race with few exalted in their ranks and thought that by injecting massive quantities of essence and motes into a individual they could artificially induce the exalted process. This was a last ditch effort toward the war efforts and a test subject named Kaz Al'Oga was chosen as he met all the requirements. What happened next is unknown to anyone, but the results of the experiment were distinctly displayed when the methane rich planet started to erupt into a firestorm starting with where the experiment was to be held. All that was left after the firestorm were scorched buildings and rivers of fire with scans of the planet showing no remaining lifeforms.
The 8th fleet hung in orbit shocked with what they had just witnessed until their ships slowly started to dip lower and lower into the atmosphere of the planet and slowly picking up speed.
This is the last report that the fleet sent and a follow up fleet found that the Fae'Rin fleet had crashed into the surface of the scorched planet with all hands lost. The unofficial report claims that the fleet had been pulled out of orbit somehow as an intentional act to destroy the fleet.
Kaz Al'Oga somehow survived the experiments that altered his body and turned him into a real exalted instead of an artificial exalted as the tests had been a complete failure. After the destruction of his home, he wandered across the stars for a millennia wishing to die like the rest of his people. He now does what he pleases and serves no master or god.
Extra Info: Technically biologically immortal, except that it has not been verified. He may have a temper at times and some may even say he is dragon blooded.
❰ MALE DESIGNATION ⟡ UNKNOWN AGE ⟡ FORMER EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE ❱
"Call me a protocol droid again, see what happens!"
R A C E
Merico Autonomous Combat Unit Prototype
O C C U P A T I O N
Experimental Combat Automaton/Bodyguard
T R A I N I N G
Weapons Programming- As he was meant to serve as a war machine against other beings, Specter has the knowledge of most weapons and the skill to use them efficiently, from melee weaponry to ranged ones.
Unarmed Programming- Again, thanks to his original programming, Specter knows to fight without a weapon as well as he can without one, knowing many types of martial arts to protect himself and others from harm.
Pilot Programming- Though not the main focus of the MR units, or MR38, these automatons can pilot various fighter craft with the same skill an experienced pilot would.
Social Programming- This was added only later in MR38's programming to help the units seem more human-like in their socializations.
P O W E R S
Appearance Simulator- A mode capable of simulating the looks of the beings of the planet it currently inhabits, added in both for military use as spies and for general use when the unit is not on duty and needs to blend in with the locals.
MR38's Exalted powers are a bit different than the powers of many other Exalted as it comes in five different stages. Stages are either unlocked via direct orders from a supervisor/superior, or depending on the power of the opponent as analyzed by the unit
Stage 1- Called Passive Mode, this mode restricts the use of all but the most basic non-lethal weaponry for the unit. This mode is meant for when the unit is either off-duty or trying to blend in into society without drawing attention onto itself.
Stage 2- Called Police Mode, this stage unlocks the use of all non-lethal weaponry for the unit and is often used when fighting relatively weak opponents, or when trying to secure a target without killing them.
Stage 3- Called Anti-Personnel Mode, this stage unlocks the use of all lethal, anti-personnel weaponry from simple knives and pistols, to energy blades assault rifles and even miniguns for the unit. This mode is used there are either droves of weak opponents, or when a target proves too strong for the second stage
Stage 4- Called Military Mode, this gives access to MR38 to all of it's anti-armor and anti-air weaponry, that range from simple rocket launchers to various types of laser. It's most powerful weapon is a railgun capable to destroying most armored vehicles and small crafts and able to deal fairly significant damage to small and medium-sized airships.
Stage 5- A term used for last resorts, this seals all the units memories and other info into its indestructible black box and detonates its core causing a large 300 foot wide explosion that wipes anything in its path. Operators can also use this mode and specify that the unit should only seal all data inside its black box and continue to fight with its assailant(s).
E Q U I P M E N T
Most of MR38's necessary equipment is already integrated in his body as either programming or part of his exalted powers
Integrated PDA and Language Translator - Considering this an absolute necessity, the people who created MR38 integrated with the knowledge about all the things that he may need, including complete knowledge of most languages.
Light - A simple plasma pistol, and yet, MR38 is seemingly very attached to this weapon
A I R S H I P
The Gunslinger, as its name suggests is a gunship equipped with as many guns as the ship would be able to hold. It has a total of three anti-fighter plasma guns, one on its nose and the other two on the extremities of its wing. In the mid-wings, the Gunslinger has a total of four, large anti-armor cannons meant both to eliminate any sorts of armored ground targets and fairly large armored air targets, including larger airships. Its strongest weapons are it's four torpedoes, clearly made for damaging and destroying larger targets.
However, the powerful ship that MR38 has is now, like him in a very bad state and though it is not impossible to repair, it will take quite the mechanic for it.
M O T I V A T I O N
MR38's main directive as it was of most units like him was to protect the sentient races of all threats, including demons. However, as his A.I evolved while spending time with his now deceased creator, he has become more curious about things other than simply fighting other people.
P E R S O N A L I T Y
There is not much one can say about this robots personality, he is as rigid as one would expect of a machine built for war, however thanks to the A.I's that his creator had made for this line of units MR38 has shown curiosity about many other aspects of life and though he may have the info on them, he wishes to try new things by himself.
Another odd thing about MR38 is that he has developed a slight obsession with another of Merico's creations, KI75.
F L A W S
Protection Directive - His programming clearly states that he is to protect the sentient lifeform he has been assigned to, even at the cost of his own life, and though he clearly has a mind of his own this directive overrides his mind and motor controls and will protect said person.
Power Consumption - Though he is a very powerful war machine, all of the stages of his exalted form save for Stage 1 and 2, severely drain the essence of the machine, so much so, that if he can only function for a maximum of 5 hours at either stage 3 or 4 and with the railgun draining most of his essence in only three shots.
Damaged Programming - Thanks to the combined damage he received from a powerful EMP blast, the damage from laser fire and the the exposure to solar radiation, MR38's programming has been irreparably damaged, causing it to malfunction, making him often incapable of doing the things he has been programmed to do.
B I O The Merico Experimental Autonomous Combat Units were the brainchild of one of Merico's top engineers, Moro Dellius, who himself was an Exalted. However, though he had the idea for these types of units, getting Merico to even produce these units would very difficult as they would be a very expensive enterprise and it would cost even Merico perhaps a bit too much money for their liking, should these automatons prove to be failures in the end.
For years on end, whilst already working on whatever projects Merico had assigned for him, Moro would be working on the side on a prototype to show the people in charge of Merico that these machines would be perfect for combat situations, even promising them that all these units would become Exalted and all with the same powers to make for more uniform units. After more than a decade working on the prototype, Moro presented MR1 to the CEO of Merico in a simulated combat environment and though the energy consumption was perhaps a bit too large for his liking, the unit performed excellently and the CEO approved the creation of 49 more units like that for a complete and proper field test.
Moro was beyond excited, and now, with full funding received from Merico and the aid of many of the company's top scientists and engineers, he was able to finish the rest of the units in less than a year, including MR38. All of the units were put through the same simulated tests like MR1 before them, both in singular tests and group tests and found that though they performed well in combat, their tactical and social skills were perhaps less than stellar.
So, after all the units were tested, they were once again put back into the workshop, this time to place a blank A.I. and a social programming to better help the automatons think more for themselves and use the tactics uploaded into them more flexibly than per usual. Whilst most of the other units were to be assigned as actual war machines, MR38 was assigned to protect Moro Dellius as now, not only was he one of Merico's top engineers, but now, he was also the creator of what would possibly be one of the strongest mass-produced war units ever and despite the risk that would take, he was excited to see his creations in an actual combat scenario.
He would not live to see his creations fight.
MR38 and Moro flew in a gunship alongside the Cruiser transporting the other units for their first assignments when the attack came. Several rogue frigates and destroyers appeared on the horizon as they flew towards their destination. Before the first shot was even fired, one of the larger ships, a battleship fired a large EMP blast that caught both the Merico frigate and any of the fighter ships around them, leaving them to be easily picked off by the other smaller airships.
In a few hours, any resistance from the main Merico Frigate ceased. However, the attack had not been done as what both Moro and MR38 assumed to be pirates launched a pod towards the gunship as well and forcefully boarded it. Though, he wanted to resist, the EMP had made MR38 quite sluggish and before he could even take on any of the pirates before him, he was shot down by the people who boarded them.
And in his last moments, he saw his creator die. E X T R A I N F O Though MR38 doesn't know it, the people who attacked them were a large pirate group named the Crimson Flames led by Kizall Ssalius, a DRAGON BLOODED human who claimed to have been born of a human mother and a dragon father.