Lance stands at 5’6” and weighing in at 170 pounds. Years of working on the Defiance alone and a structured workout regimen used by his father while he was a pilot for the Egriffin military. Despite his thin look, he is very muscular.
As for his clothing, he keeps it simple with black trousers and tee shirt and boots. He also wears the red jacket above. On his belt he has a few pouches for the more important/used tools he needs to service the Defiance. He doesn’t really change this style much as he only has a duffel bag to live out of.
While piloting the Defiance He wears the pilot suit shown below. Which was designed for him by his mother to integrate with Defiance.
Lance grew up happily in the Egriffin Empire, He had many friends and a loving mother and father. His father was a well respected pilot/technician within the Empire’s army. Who also came through a long line of pilots dating back to the major war two hundred years ago. His mother was a talented engineer and designer. They lived rather comfortably on his fathers property.
Ever since he was little, he always had a fascination for tearing any technology they had apart, as well as piloting Magecha's. Granted he never operated a real one till he was 13, but had the opportunity to use simulators and proved to be a natural.
His family and his families property held an amazing secret. Lance was a descendant of the man who piloted the Defiance. A legendary Magecha that appeared near the end of the war two hundred and helped bring an end to the fighting. It didn’t fight for a kingdom though. Instead, it fought for the Citizens of both the countries. Fighting both the Griffin empire and Kingdom of Westeria.
Despite being outnumbered many times, it would always come out victorious. Thus receiving the name Defiance. Defiance originally Designated as the 'Solo Raider' was one of the last of the First Generation of Valkyr, a prototype of the Vallhalla Corporation that was designed for operating alone, deep in enemy territory as an aggressive Recon Magecha. Meant to be quick and tough, focused on Guerrilla warfare. However it was abandoned near completion due to multiple complications. It was designed with the thought in mind using more common monster Magecha, Despite their many attempts, they found that common or more uncommon Monster Magecha couldn't even get it to work. Being so close to completion they regrettably decided to put the machine into storage.
His work put into mothballs, the head scientist on the project knew if he got this Magecha to work, the war would end quickly. After reworking his calculations, he realized he made a major error and knew he now needed a really rare Magecha monster heart. All he needed was a pilot who could get a hold of one and become the pilot of the prototype. That was his ancestor, a man who fought the entire war and wanted it to end as quickly as possible, sick of the crimes both sides committed. He was also one of the Egriffin's empire's greatest pilots.
After he managed to defeat a Dire lion, at the cost of his old Magecha, he then snuck into the Vallhalla Corporation's R&R and stole the Solo Raider. Defiance became a Legend almost over night, soon being repainted from a dull green to a Crimson Red. His ancestor did this for a couple reasons, first being it was his favorite color and second he wanted to create a powerful image to scare his opponents into standing down. This worked immensely as almost everyone quickly heard the stories of Defiance.
In one of the final battles, it received a devastating critical hit damaging the Dire Lion's heart. This greatly reduced the power to the Magecha, which in turn caused more damage to it as he wasn't operating at full power. But he managed to finish the battle and escape. He managed to hide it before it shut down for good. Most of the systems were destroyed, but the worst part was that the Dire Lion's heart gave out.
With The war came to an end, and his ancestor built his home over the Defiance, to keep it hidden. Not even daring to bring it back to The Vallhalla Corporation in fear they would build upon it and create even more powerful machines. Not to mention that the Westerian Kingdom would never settle for Egriffin to be in possession of the magecha.
So it sat, for nearly two hundred years. Being worked on periodically by the next generations of Yeager's, with ideas to get it ready for the next war. But none of them were able to come close to get it running again. None of them were talented or skilled enough to even get close to a Dire lion as well....Until his Father. Who was able to kill one and harvest it's heart. With being in a cold war with Westeria, and things slowly getting worse, he knew it would come in his and his families lifetime.
Lance helped his father and mother repair the Defiance. with most of the major repairs done over the years, they mainly worked on and updated the electrical systems with the best they could get their hands on, replacing the antiquated hydraulic lines and upgrading the sensors, increasing it's range. By the time they were done, Lance knew every square inch of that machine and how it all worked. To top it off, his mother created a suit to integrate with Defiance, a technology relatively new but common with more of the Advanced Magecha or Iron Arcana's. She made it for her husband, who intended to fly Defiance in the upcoming war. But she also made one for her son. Having the feeling she couldn't shake off that Lance would be the one to actually fly it.
While it was rare to be able to pilot a Magecha unless you knew someone who had one out of the military, or even use the military simulators. Lance was able to use the on board simulator of the Defiance. Which was updated by his mother many years ago. This is where he gained most of his experience, and training from his father until he joined the Academy to become a pilot when he was 17. He instantly rocketed to the top of his class, a prodigy, like his father when he came through the academy. With his skills and talent, he was moved to a more advanced class. Again he quickly advanced to the head of the class. He was able to move the Magecha so effectively as if it was literally apart of him. As if he was the machine. He was able to push the Magecha's farther than thought possible. It didn't matter which make or model he piloted, it would seem like he did it for years
He did have a problem conforming (though he hid it) to swearing fealty to only the emperor. Seeing how the emperor and kings of other countries only ruled to gain more power, stepping on the backs of it's citizens to do it. There were many instances and simulations where he was forced to obey a command, despite his personal feeling and being reprimanded for not following through. Even though it was a simulation or not.
With seeing this, the instructors pushed harder to get him to conform, and he only became more rebellious. His thoughts turning to the stories of his ancestor who fought even his homeland because of the atrocities they committed. Something he wanted to aspire to, and not be stifled. This soon came to a breaking point where he quit. Deciding the life as a pilot in the Egriffin military was not for him.
Six months later, the war broke out. No longer part of the military he saw the immediate effect it had on the citizens. His city was the first that was blitzed by the Westrian kingdom. They destroyed everything in their path. Thousands of citizens dead and more wounded while caught in the crossfire. His father was on duty at the time. While piloting his personal Magecha, that was issued by the military, he was Killed as he went up against the Kingdom's new and powerful prototypes...He didn't find out till after the battle though. However, while the battle was raging, he was at home with his mother. They were working to finish the final systems check, believing his father was on his way. The battle between two Magecha's came closer and closer to his home. His mother told him to get into the Defiance and do the final check, almost as if she knew. A few minutes later as she finished the upload of the update, the ceiling suddenly caved and tons of rock and steel fell, crushing her. A Egriffin Magecha had been knocked over onto his home. The weight of the machine crushing the cavern that hid the Defiance.
Seeing his mother crushed before his eyes, Lance was filled with Rage. With out hesitation, he powered up Defiance to full power. The ancient machine rose up out of its grave just like the horror stories of the undead, and literally right infront of him as the enemy pilot was confused why the EE Magecha sunk father into the ground than normal.
Lance reacted on instinct and grabbed the enemy's arm and yanked him down, pulling himself up as he did. Once up he reached down and grabbed the dropped sword of the downed EE magecha and with out mercy or hesitation rammed it through the cockpit of the enemy. He didn't even stop to check if his aim was true. He turned and moved onto his next target.
The ancient Magecha tore through the battlefield once again, just as it did 200 years ago. He killed most of the Magecha’s from the Kingdom of Westeria in his rage of losing both his father and mother. Afterwards though, he did feel regret for the lives he took. Remembering the stories of his ancestor, he wanted to be more like him. Lance did have some trouble in his first battles, especially when he didn’t want to kill. but with a bit of Luck, and his innate skills. He managed to win quite a few battles. The pilots, on both sides, started to spread the stories of Defiance once again.Rallying Cry-
Increases strength and speed of the user and his allies while giving slight repreve of any injuries received recently.Alter self-
User can pick a target (magecha or living being) and Alter his form for a minute. It cannot copy abilities, but scanners and visual instruments cannot tell the difference between the two. He can use this a few times in a single battle, but has to wait a bit in between. Self Recovery-
This spell mends the damage done to physical bodies, be it flesh or steel. The effects are instantaneous and can often undo debilitating conditions such as poison, diseases, and other forms of damage over time, especially if those conditions are fairly recent. More severe or older injuries need to use a higher level of Pneuma to have any effect, with severe injuries requiring less Pneuma compared to older wounds.