Character Sheet for Etreyja Eskridge
Etreyja Atarah EskridgeTitle:
Esoteric Scientist//Weaponized Unit 000//Former Head Magitechnician of The City of Light Height:
309 (True), 31 (Physical)Race/Species:
Altered Human (Prime Entity
) : Her continued exposure to 'Resonance', toying with biodata, and subtle metaphysical modification has left Etreyja as an 'Altered Human'. A 'Prime Entity' is any entity bound to the confines of Corporeal Reality by the nature of their existence. Etreyja is originally human and still bears a great resemblance to them on a biological level, save for the complete cessation of her aging process and modifications to her 'Resonance Pathways' making her something of a prototype to her research's original goal. Tier/Influence: 4
-- Etreyja is a low-level 'reality' manipulator, utilizing a blend of magic and technology.Group(s):
Of slight, narrow build and a remarkably pale complexion there is little luxurious to Etreyja's visage. She bears not the curvaceous nature of her feminine birth, and scant shows stretches of skin beyond her hands, neck and head. Almond-shaped eyes, feverish in their viridescence and ringed with the darkness brought on from insomniac episodes, sit situated behind a pair of extremely thin lenses. A long nose, oft imperiously stared down, serves as a notably poignant angle on her face; a contrast to the asymmetrical fullness of her lips, but complimentary to her somewhat similarly distinct chin.
Her hair is black and perpetually in disarray, cascading down to her lower back, sometimes obscuring her face. It is not unusual to see Etreyja wearing a long white coat, black undershirt, blue jeans and a pair of unremarkable boat shoes. She does not adorn herself with jewelry, lavish clothing, or hassle with makeup; making her rather plain in the eyes of most. Personality:
Often sardonic and lackadaisical when her attitude is taken at surface-level, Etreyja prefers to keep her emotions in a gray spectrum; a mask of monochrome designed to obfuscate true thoughts and alleviate the pressure of interpersonal interaction. Anti-social by nature, her long lifespan has left Etreyja both loathing and longing when it comes to building and maintaining relationships. She is not 'above' expressing herself directly, but finds it to be an exhausting exercise; usually requiring extreme stress or appropriately favorable stimuli to strip her stony exterior.
Inquisitive by nature, but impatient and quietly demanding; she often grates on her own nerves. Success
are two words with great meaning to the Esoteric Scientist, words that she will often pontificate about at length. A philosopher by experience and occultist by profession, Etreyja focuses her research on exploring and understanding the confines of her world and what lies beyond.
Despite her veiled attitude, Etreyja is something of a 'softie' when it comes to human beings and their plights. While her heart is not the most accessible, it certainly contains the full gauntlet of human emotions; a subject that she still has trouble fully understanding and coping with. She is prone to biting her nails when irritated, and seems to adjust her glasses constantly. Abilities, Talents, Traits, Powers:
- ( 4 ) Prototype Weaponized Unit-- Being the primary Magitechnician of a ruined alternative to the Earth she currently inhabits, Etreyja took her duties very seriously. When given the order to create a bioweapon from the besieged populace from her King, the Esoteric Scientist to-be began researching what could be done to achieve such a lofty, dangerous notion.
She found her answer in Harmonious Output, or 'Resonance'. A dangerous substance, responsible for the chaotic near-destruction of her world, it had saturated everything; warping the land and becoming more than the 'stream' it had been first observed as. Resonance, as it exists naturally, cannot be harnessed by a human being directly. As such, the Head Magitechnician turned her sights to the Beacons that had long since maintained a protective shield around the City of Light. Utilizing similar technology, she began first experimenting with the atrophied Resonance Pathways inside of her own body.
As a result, Etreyja has become capable of utilizing a localized form of data-manipulation that most would consider akin to magic. As a prototype, she did not gain any of the benefits of later models; armor, heightened Resonance output and control, or the ability to upload or download data to the Throne Network. If anything, it has left her of a weaker physical constitution than the other W.U's, and indeed, some humans. Though she can no longer become ill from Resonance, Etreyja still suffers from fatigue and can become sick in a more mundane manner.
- ( 4 ) Data-manipulation -- Inherent in all things, to some degree, is Resonance; in one form or another. Though people call it many different things, Etreyja chooses to continue using the vernacular spawned from her world. Utilizing it to her was, at one time, only viable through the use of Magitech; which was capable of producing magnificent effects, given the correct amount of Resonance and a catalyst of willpower to mold it. Having become a subject of her own experiments and outfitting herself with modified metaphysical pathways, Etreyja has gained the ability to manipulate data in a localized area (~30 yards) by drawing Resonance into herself (assuming the saturation is sufficiently adequate) and shaping it, through her will and equipment, into a physical or metaphysical effect.
Being a Prototype Weaponized Unit, however, she does not have the power or capacity that later productions would have. As such, she relies on three primary 'categories' of data-manipulation; as well as several Magitech Devices.
Distortion, which serves as her primary method of long-distance travel; requiring both a Beacon and a 'wormhole'. The Beacon serves as a 'return point', while she must shape the 'wormhole' through the gathering of Resonance. This takes some time to prepare, at least in preparing and calibrating the Beacon. 'Wormhole' creation takes a short time and has no practical application in a confrontation; except to flee.
Ignition, is the only direct attack that Etreyja can form with her limited data-manipulation; being the creation of Resonance flames to scorch or engulf an opponent. Ignition is not limited in its form or implementation, but rather by Etreyja's capacity and willpower. As things stand, now, she is capable of producing and manipulating the flame to an intense degree; but with a considerable drain on her Resonance storage, leaving her exhausted and with a high risk for a Layered Reality to be created if she overexerts herself. With this in mind, Etreyja cautiously implements Ignition; opting for small constructs or concentrated bursts and will rarely push herself into situations that would require more.
Synchronization serves to bind Etreyja's existence to the plane she currently inhabits, through the use of a proxy, or an 'anchor', as well as binding her to a distant, 'comatose' version of herself. This type of data-manipulation is always active, serving as a point of communication between herself and her 'anchor'; but little else.
- ( 4 ) Rectification Device -- A small, black, oblong discus that Etryeja is never without. Connected to the Lucid Sequence Device and her alternative self, which she calls the 'Dreamer'. The Rectification Device is a supplement to all that Etreyja has become, and is a necessary tool for her research. Capable of scanning objects and beings to gather a brief summary of their data or biodata, the R.D sends this data through the Resonance-based Throne Network to be compiled and analyzed.
The Rectification Device is an adaptive piece of Magitech, capable of interacting with and overriding most 'simple' machines and provides (after the sufficient data has been gathered) the means to materialize objects (living beings cannot be recreated) for Etreyja's use in the plane she currently inhabits. The size and complexity of the 'requested' item is subject to the L.S.D's scrutiny, and some things simply cannot be remade.
When need be, the R.D can become an impromptu weapon. Lighting up with acidic green characters, its processes information at a rapid pace and provides an effect based on Etreyja's will; which is imposed on the 'Dreamer'. More often than not, if she must fight, she will utilize the R.D to fire adjustable beams of the same strange characters. These beams are concentrated threads of Resonance that have been woven together and made corporeal, and will rarely kill a target; often disabling them with concussive force, assuming that Etreyja has made a proper scan of them. If she has not, or can not, the 'Dreamer' will assume that the situation is dire and prepare a more powerful exertion of the R.D.
- ( 4 ) Lucid Sequence Drive -- While not on Etreyja's person, nor ever technically occupying the same instance in reality, the L.S.D is a Magitech Device created in part by Etreyja. Utilizing a slightly modified clone of herself, without the Weaponized Unit modifications, the L.S.D is a machine that utilizes the subconscious mind of its CORE to achieve the desires of its user; within possible parameters.
Sequestered in a pocket dimension, it is no longer physically accessible to Etreyja and will only respond to the dominance of her will over that of her clone through the Synchronization portion of her data-manipulation and use of the Rectification Device. Etreyja believes that the L.S.D may be nearing a breakdown, and desperately seeks a way to increase its power...or, at the least, to find a way into the dimension it is hidden in.
Head Magitechnician during the reign of King Aquinas, Etreyja made certain that her past was wiped clean from the records of her world. Much of what is known of her is more current information, spanning from 75 (After Catastrophe) to ~91 AC.
Etreyja Atarah Eskridge served her King from the time she was nearly sixteen, until her disappearance from her native reality after the Nine Heroes began their siege of the City of Light. A majority of her actions are technically classified, but were later discovered. It has become known that she was the progenitor of the Weaponized Unit Program and its secondary benefactor within the kingdom of Nalu. Having the King's ear at her disposal, and a near limitless amount of resources, she spent most of her time in the depths of 'Site Four' performing tasks assigned to her; and pursuing her own goals.
Once the location of 'Site Four' had been found, so, too were a majority of Etreyja's notes; though few would know this, given their vague nature and the pseudonym (0RACLE) she had chosen. Gleaned from these records were Etreyja's involvement in several projects of a dire and unethical nature; with the creation of the Weaponized Units (Units 000-051, labeled the 'First Series') serving as the most damning. Had she been present, the Nine Heroes and their new regime had intended to track down the mysterious '0RACLE' and force their penance.
Utilizing a gift from the deceased King, albeit one that had utilized an altered clone of herself as its core (the Lucid Sequence Drive), she had fled her home and set about the troublesome task of navigating between planes; using her own altered current body to slip through streams of Resonance that touched on other dimensions and parallel worlds.
There exists no record of this time, but Etreyja will from time to time hint at her experiences. She has kept little in the way of friends, save for the 'anchors' she has reached out to; a prerequisite for maintaining her existence in a particular reality. Etreyja's primary concern, over the last 278 years, has been understanding the nature of existence its self...and atoning for the countless lives she irrevocably damaged during her time as Head Magitechnician of Nalu.