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Behind the Frontier: Keiko Skylark
« on: July 31, 2008, 08:44:15 PM »
Player Information
Players Name: Mark Pratte
E-Mail: mpratte21 sat hotmail dotted com

[Pre-Academy Photo provided by Skylark Family Album]


Character Information
Character's Name: Keiko Nihara Skylark
Race: Half-Meltran
Age: 19 Years Old
Gender: Female
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 59.42 kg
Hair Color: Pink
Eye Color: Lavender
Handedness: Left

Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan, Earth
Belief System: Buddhism and Shintoism

Description: A quick glance at Keiko shows a bright-eyed, happy looking girl full of excitement and energy.  When allowed there's often a pair of large headphones around her neck  tuned to one of Frontier's more popular music stations.  Her eyes sparkle with a kind of naive innocence you don't expect from someone in the military as she seems to skip about when not on duty.  Her hair is a little past her shoulders in terms of length and unless stated otherwise is tied back in a ponytail.  Both of her earrings are small silver ones that have a simple pink stone in them of a cheap quality.  Closer inspection will show those eyes to be filled with a kind of desire that can't be identified right off the bat.

Likes: Strawberry Smoothies, Cheerful People, Being Treated as Mature Adult, Fire Bomber.
Dislikes: Treated Like a Kid, People Who Can't Lighten Up, Mushrooms, Long-Winded Lectures.
Hobbies: Sticker Collecting, Stuffed Animal Collecting, Singing, Shopping, Making Cute Computer Avatars.

Relationships - Family
Father: Captain Alastin Skylark (Commander of one of Frontier's Carriers)
Mother: Captain Phaedra Skylark (Squad Leader of the VF-171 Unit "Harpies")
Elder Brother: Lieutenant Janos Skylark (Flight Leader within a VF-171 Squadron)
Elder Brother: Kelvin Skylark (Floor Manager at Club Stardust)
Closest Ally or Friend: Kelvin Skylark - The one brother who isn't in the military Kelvin is always willing to take a few moments to listen to Keiko when she's down or needs some advice.  He constantly supports Keiko's attempts to be herself and believes that she needs to learn things herself.
Worst Enemy or Rival: Alexander Ramsden - A drill instructor at the N.U.N.S. Academy, Alexander Ramsden was selected by Keiko's parents to be her husband in an arranged marriage.  He is greatly vexed by her trying to duck out of it and seeks to sabotage her career.

Biggest Secret: Keiko has a paralyzing fear of being left helpless in space.
Short Term Goal: To be a successful pilot and prove to her parents she isn't just a cute hyper girl.
Long Term Goal: Find someone she can trust outside of her family and develop a close relationship with the person.
Reason For Joining: Ducking an arranged marriage and spiting her parents belief that she can't take things seriously.

Basic Personality: Keiko is a very friendly person who views things on the bright side no matter how bad things get.  She is easily excitable by things that interest and animately speaks on topics that she knows about.  She has the strong conviction that people should be able to make their own choices in life.  After all how can you be happy if you let someone else decide everything that you're going to do?  She is generally helpful and tries to cheer up those around her that she knows when they aren't doing something mean or harsh.  With a cheerful an excitable personality it is hard to belief that she can actually get serious about something.  She is not keen in showing what's bothering her after all she doesn't want people to worry about her.  She wants to help others and have people proud to know her and be her friend.

Disposition towards Non-M25ers: Ohhhhhhhhh tourists!  How cute!  She finds them amusing though finds a way to duck them if they constantly ask questions on how to get to places.
Disposition towards Zentraedi: A little intimidating if they are at their full size and haven't undergone micronization.
Disposition towards Other Aliens: Not a single problem with them in fact being half-meltran she doesn't seem bothered at all.  Views a lot of them as good people.
Disposition towards humans with different skin colors: Friendly towards them as long as they don't mind what she is.

Background: The Skylark family is a cloning attempt by the U.N.G. to create new piloting families where the genes are fairly strong.  Keiko's parents are the clones of Max and Milia Jenius though this is kept under heavy wraps.  Keiko is the third child of the family having two older brothers Kelvin and Janos who were born before her.  Although Keiko was born on Earth, her parents were both transferred to the to the 25th Macross Colonization Fleet and they brought the family with them making them among the first registered citizens with the fleet.  Her parents both believed that you shouldn't forget your roots and thus Keiko at a young age was encouraged to learn about Japanese Culture as she slowly went through her life in the Frontier Fleet.  She was cute and excitable everyone treating her as the precious little girl you patted on the head and sent away when conversation turned to serious things.

Who could blame them?  The girl collected stuffed animals and loved stickers her entire room dominated with stuff animals and two binders full of various stickers she has found.  She was a very friendly and polite girl who seemed excited about learning where she came from.  Even though she considers the colonization fleet her home she considers Japan her roots.  She didn't even care for novels preferring manga since she felt the character expressions and images helped tell the story better then a bunch of words.  Her parents humored her thinking she was just going to be the good little girl that would make a cute little wife for a military man to come home to.

She grew annoyed with this at times wanting to be seen as a person not some cute thing that you give attention to. She applied herself in school taking computer courses in an attempt to stand out from her brother.  To avoid the quiet geek syndrome she got into gymnastics to keep herself in good shape as she kept up her high-marks in school.  When her parents simply said that was cute of her she went out even further and took boxing courses just in an attempt to get noticed and not just be 'the cute' little girl that her parents always saw her as.  She had some failures on the way and when frustrated it was her elder brother Kelvin who she turned to for advice.  Kelvin was a business major as he watched his little sister grow up and the only one who took her views and conversations seriously.  He encouraged her to go out and find out what she wanted to do.

Keiko would graduate early from high-school at the age of sixteen, having taken every possible computer course she could get her hands on finding computers so interesting.  Her parents decided that now was the time to arrange a marriage for her.  The girl was shocked that her parents would do that, she didn't want to be stuck with someone she didn't even know; Keiko challenged it out-right saying she'd rather go into the military rather then being married to someone she didn't know.  Her parents agreed with the thought that Keiko was a tenderfoot and not cut-out for the rigors of military life. The man who was selected however, who had been looking forward to having a young wife protested at this saying she was meant to stay at home and be a wife not a military girl.  Yet her parents allowed her this one shot much to Alexander's shock.

Keiko enrolled at the N.U.N.S. Academy specifically Mihoshi Academy of the Frontier Fleet, entering the VF Pilot course her sharp computer skills would be noticed by her instructors and she received extra-training to develop her skills further to be a Recon Pack user. Alexander would stack extra-training on her having a friend in the Administration office enroll her in the martial arts classes and the marksmanship class.  Both courses plus all the training she was already getting weighed hard on the young girl.  It was around this time that Kelvin took her aside when she came to visit him during an off-day he was listening to the Fire Bomber track he had recently gotten and the music calmed her and even inspired her.  While they talked of their stresses they listened to various Fire Bomber CDs as Keiko unloaded her stress with her elder brother.  He said that challenges were a bad thing and if she wanted to be taken seriously she had to overcome those challenges.  The girl gave thought to those words and left purchasing a pair of Fire Bomber CDs and began practicing in her off-hours even seeking help to improve her scores in Marksmanship and better learn the Martial Arts.

She believed that if you worked hard enough you could accomplish what you set out to do as she overcame the challenges of the Academy.  She graduating near the top of her class and is now currently an active VF-171 pilot in the N.U.N.S. Military.

Occupation: N.U.N.S. VF Pilot
Rank: (To be filled by a GM)

RPG Stats
Attributes
I.Q.: 12
M.E.: 9
M.A.: 7
P.S.: 8
P.P.: 9
P.E.: 8
P.B.: 9
Spd: 7

Hit Points:
S.D.C:
O.C.C.: N.U.N.S. Variable Fighter Pilot
Level:
Experience Points:

Skills and Equipment
Basic Skills:
Language: English 88%
Language: Japanese +5%
Musical Instrument (Synthesizer Piano) -5%
Navigation: Space -5%
Zero-G Movement -5%
EVA skill frozen at: 15%

O.C.C. Skills:
Pilot Variable Fighter +20%
Mecha Combat: VF-171, VF-22, Variable Glaug
Radio: Basic +10%
Read Sensory Instruments +15%
Navigation +15%
Navigation Space +15%
Weapon Systems +10%
Parachuting +10%
First Aid +10%
Computer Operation +10%
Swimming
WP: Automatic Pistol
WP: Automatic Rifle
Hand to Hand: Martial Arts

O.C.C. Related Skills:
Pilot Automobile +5%
Pilot Hovercraft +5%
Gymnastics
Boxing
Cryptography (Scramblers, ECM, and ECCM) +10%
Computer Programming +5%
Artificial Intelligence +0%

Secondary Skills:
Singing
Sniper
Detect Concealment
Detect Ambush

Cybernetics: None

Hand to Hand Combat Bonuses:

Mecha Combat Bonuses:

Equipment
    # UN Armed Forces Variable Fighter (Normally a VF-171)
    # Tactical Life Support Suit (Flight suit) + Helmet
    # H&K PD8 Semi-Automatic Pistol
    # ID/Security Badge
    # 2 Work Uniforms
    # 2 Mess Uniforms
    # 1 Dress Uniform
    # CSW (Combat Survival Waistcoat) with:

        * Rescue Radio/Emergency Locator Beacon (Encrypted)
        * Handheld GPS (Global Positioning System)
        * Small packet of water (1 pint)
        * 2 Signal Flares
        * Pocket Flashlight
        * Compass
        * Combat/Survival Knife
        * First Aid Kit with 5 uses

    Cash Card with 1D6x1000 Credits


EDIT: just fixing the e-mail so bots can't easily get it.  sat = @ and dotted = .
« Last Edit: July 09, 2009, 08:55:15 AM by Sketchley »
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LTJG Lance 'Janus' Callaeros
ENS Keiko 'Pixie' Skylark

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Keiko Skylark
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 11:21:15 AM »
Changes needed in the background:

The Skylark family is a cloning attempt by the N.U.N.S. to create new piloting families where the genes are fairly strong.

NUNS didn't exist at the time.  You're PC is is actually older than NUNS.  UNG would be the preferred term.  (UNS being just a space arm of a military agency under the leadership of the UNG.)


Keiko enrolled at the N.U.N.S. Academy entering the VF Pilot course

This use of NUNS is correct.  Perhaps Mihoshi Academy could also be used?


Attributes rolls: 12, 9, 7, 9, 8, 7, 9, 8

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Keiko Skylark
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 04:46:09 PM »
Changes finished and attributes added.

Though I'm worried about qualifying for the O.C.C. and being an effective recon pilot.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2008, 05:06:15 PM by NightLance »
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Re: Behind the Frontier: Keiko Skylark
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 11:32:43 AM »
Don't worry about the attributes and qualifying.  I've got something up my sleeve.

Base skills:  (You got - Middle class; just because you went to school, didn't mean you studied.)

Language: English 88%
Language: (One additional language/literacy pending character's background/origin) +5%
Chose 1 Domestic Skill -5%
Navigation: Space -5%
Zero-G Movement -5%
EVA skill frozen at: 15%


Please add the base skills, OCC skills, and your choices for the OCC related and secondary skills.

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Keiko Skylark
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 11:00:19 PM »
Skills added.  Had to mix them around so I could get detect concealment and detect ambush.

Actually while I'm thinking about it.  I would like to know if operating a computer music creator program is possible with the skillset.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2008, 02:28:44 AM by NightLance »
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ENS Keiko 'Pixie' Skylark

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Keiko Skylark
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 04:12:01 AM »
Character sheet is as follows.  You can start playing in the game.  Any errors in the charactersheet, PM me.

Character's Name: Keiko Nihara Skylark
Race: Half-Meltran
Age: 19 Years Old
Gender: Female
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 59.42 kg
Hair Colour: Pink
Eye Colour: Lavender
Handedness: Left

Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan, Earth
Belief System: Buddhism and Shintoism

Description: A quick glance at Keiko shows a bright-eyed, happy looking girl full of excitement and energy.  When allowed there's often a pair of large headphones around her neck  tuned to one of Frontier's more popular music stations.  Her eyes sparkle with a kind of naive innocence you don't expect from someone in the military as she seems to skip about when not on duty.  Her hair is a little past her shoulders in terms of length and unless stated otherwise is tied back in a ponytail.  Both of her earrings are small silver ones that have a simple pink stone in them of a cheap quality.  Closer inspection will show those eyes to be filled with a kind of desire that can't be identified right off the bat.

Likes: Strawberry Smoothies, Cheerful People, Being Treated as Mature Adult, Fire Bomber.
Dislikes: Treated Like a Kid, People Who Can't Lighten Up, Mushrooms, Long-Winded Lectures.
Hobbies: Sticker Collecting, Stuffed Animal Collecting, Singing, Shopping, Making Cute Computer Avatars.

Relationships - Family
Father: Captain Alastin Skylark (Commander of one of Frontier's Carriers)
Mother: Captain Phaedra Skylark (Squad Leader of the VF-171 Unit "Harpies")
Elder Brother: Lieutenant Janos Skylark (Flight Leader within a VF-171 Squadron)
Elder Brother: Kelvin Skylark (Floor Manager at Club Stardust)
Closest Ally or Friend: Kelvin Skylark - The one brother who isn't in the military Kelvin is always willing to take a few moments to listen to Keiko when she's down or needs some advice.  He constantly supports Keiko's attempts to be herself and believes that she needs to learn things herself.
Worst Enemy or Rival: Alexander Ramsden - A drill instructor at the N.U.N.S. Academy, Alexander Ramsden was selected by Keiko's parents to be her husband in an arranged marriage.  He is greatly vexed by her trying to duck out of it and seeks to sabotage her career.

Biggest Secret: Keiko has a paralysing fear of being left helpless in space.
Short Term Goal: To be a successful pilot and prove to her parents she isn't just a cute hyper girl.
Long Term Goal: Find someone she can trust outside of her family and develop a close relationship with the person.
Reason For Joining: Ducking an arranged marriage and spiting her parents belief that she can't take things seriously.

Basic Personality: Keiko is a very friendly person who views things on the bright side no matter how bad things get.  She is easily excitable by things that interest and animately speaks on topics that she knows about.  She has the strong conviction that people should be able to make their own choices in life.  After all how can you be happy if you let someone else decide everything that you're going to do?  She is generally helpful and tries to cheer up those around her that she knows when they aren't doing something mean or harsh.  With a cheerful an excitable personality it is hard to belief that she can actually get serious about something.  She is not keen in showing what's bothering her after all she doesn't want people to worry about her.  She wants to help others and have people proud to know her and be her friend.

Disposition toward Non-M25ers: Ohhhhhhhhh tourists!  How cute!  She finds them amusing though finds a way to duck them if they constantly ask questions on how to get to places.
Disposition toward Zentraedi: A little intimidating if they are at their full size and haven't undergone micronization.
Disposition toward Other Aliens: Not a single problem with them in fact being half-Meltran she doesn't seem bothered at all.  Views a lot of them as good people.
Disposition toward humans with different skin colours: Friendly toward them as long as they don't mind what she is.

Background: The Skylark family is a cloning attempt by the U.N.G. to create new piloting families where the genes are fairly strong.  Keiko's parents are the clones of Max and Milia Jenius though this is kept under heavy wraps.  Keiko is the third child of the family having two older brothers Kelvin and Janos who were born before her.  Although Keiko was born on Earth, her parents were both transferred to the to the 25th Macross Colonization Fleet and they brought the family with them making them among the first registered citizens with the fleet.  Her parents both believed that you shouldn't forget your roots and thus Keiko at a young age was encouraged to learn about Japanese Culture as she slowly went through her life in the Frontier Fleet.  She was cute and excitable everyone treating her as the precious little girl you patted on the head and sent away when conversation turned to serious things.

Who could blame them?  The girl collected stuffed animals and loved stickers her entire room dominated with stuff animals and two binders full of various stickers she has found.  She was a very friendly and polite girl who seemed excited about learning where she came from.  Even though she considers the colonization fleet her home she considers Japan her roots.  She didn't even care for novels preferring manga since she felt the character expressions and images helped tell the story better then a bunch of words.  Her parents humoured her thinking she was just going to be the good little girl that would make a cute little wife for a military man to come home to.

She grew annoyed with this at times wanting to be seen as a person not some cute thing that you give attention to. She applied herself in school taking computer courses in an attempt to stand out from her brother.  To avoid the quiet geek syndrome she got into gymnastics to keep herself in good shape as she kept up her high-marks in school.  When her parents simply said that was cute of her she went out even further and took boxing courses just in an attempt to get noticed and not just be 'the cute' little girl that her parents always saw her as.  She had some failures on the way and when frustrated it was her elder brother Kelvin who she turned to for advice.  Kelvin was a business major as he watched his little sister grow up and the only one who took her views and conversations seriously.  He encouraged her to go out and find out what she wanted to do.

Keiko would graduate early from high-school at the age of sixteen, having taken every possible computer course she could get her hands on finding computers so interesting.  Her parents decided that now was the time to arrange a marriage for her.  The girl was shocked that her parents would do that, she didn't want to be stuck with someone she didn't even know; Keiko challenged it out-right saying she'd rather go into the military rather then being married to someone she didn't know.  Her parents agreed with the thought that Keiko was a tenderfoot and not cut-out for the rigours of military life. The man who was selected however, who had been looking forward to having a young wife protested at this saying she was meant to stay at home and be a wife not a military girl.  Yet her parents allowed her this one shot much to Alexander's shock.

Keiko enrolled at the N.U.N.S. Academy specifically Mihoshi Academy of the Frontier Fleet, entering the VF Pilot course her sharp computer skills would be noticed by her instructors and she received extra-training to develop her skills further to be a Recon Pack user. Alexander would stack extra-training on her having a friend in the Administration office enrol her in the martial arts classes and the marksmanship class.  Both courses plus all the training she was already getting weighed hard on the young girl.  It was around this time that Kelvin took her aside when she came to visit him during an off-day he was listening to the Fire Bomber track he had recently gotten and the music calmed her and even inspired her.  While they talked of their stresses they listened to various Fire Bomber CDs as Keiko unloaded her stress with her elder brother.  He said that challenges were a bad thing and if she wanted to be taken seriously she had to overcome those challenges.  The girl gave thought to those words and left purchasing a pair of Fire Bomber CDs and began practising in her off-hours even seeking help to improve her scores in Marksmanship and better learn the Martial Arts.

She believed that if you worked hard enough you could accomplish what you set out to do as she overcame the challenges of the Academy.  She graduating near the top of her class and is now currently an active VF-171 pilot in the N.U.N.S. Military.

Occupation: N.U.N.S. VF Pilot
Rank: Second Lieutenant

RPG Stats

I.Q.: 12
M.E.: 9
M.A.: 7
P.S.: 12
P.P.: 10
P.E.: 10
P.B.: 9
Spd: 7


Hit Points: PE+1
S.D.C: 51
O.C.C.: Variable Fighter Pilot
Level: 1.95
Experience Points:


Basic Skills:
Language: English 88%
Language: Japanese 65%
Musical Instrument: Synthesizer Piano 35%
Movement Zero-G 40%
EVA skill frozen at: 15%

O.C.C. Skills:
Pilot Variable Fighter 80%
Mecha Combat: VF-171, VF-22, Variable Glaug
Radio: Basic 60%
Read Sensory Instruments 55%
Navigation 75%
Navigation Space 80%
Weapon Systems 70% +1 strike in vehicles
Parachuting 60%
First Aid 60%
Computer Operation 70%
Swimming 50%
WP: Automatic Pistol 30%, +3/1 stike
WP: Automatic Rifle 30%, +5/1 stike
Hand to Hand: Martial Arts

O.C.C. Related Skills:
Pilot Automobile 85%
Pilot Hovercraft 65%
Gymnastics
   Sense of Balance 65%
   Climb Rope 70%
   Climbing 25%
   Prowl 30%
Boxing
Cryptography (Scramblers, ECM, and ECCM) 40%
Computer Programming 45%
Computer: Artificial Intelligence 35%

Secondary Skills:
Singing 40%
Intelligence 50%
Detect Concealment 40%
Detect Ambush 50%


Cybernetics: None

Hand to Hand Combat Bonuses:
2 actions +1 Hand to hand
+1 parry
+1 dodge
+3 pull punch
+5 roll w/ punch/fall
+3 roll w/ impact


Mecha Combat Bonuses:
5 actions
+2 initiative (+0 w/ wing ord.)
+2/3 strike
+4 parry
+3/5/7 dodge (+1 w/ FAST)
+3 pull punch
+8 roll w/ punch/fall
+6 roll w/ impact
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Re: Behind the Frontier: Keiko Skylark
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009, 10:35:44 AM »
Revision to the character:

Additions under the new system are in bold:

Player's Name: Mark Pratte
E-mail:  mpratte21 sat hotmail dotted com

Character's Name: Keiko Nihara Skylark
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 59.42 kg
Hair colour: Pink
Eye colour: Lavender

Description: A quick glance at Keiko shows a bright-eyed, happy looking girl full of excitement and energy.  When allowed there's often a pair of large headphones around her neck  tuned to one of Frontier's more popular music stations.  Her eyes sparkle with a kind of naive innocence you don't expect from someone in the military as she seems to skip about when not on duty.  Her hair is a little past her shoulders in terms of length and unless stated otherwise is tied back in a ponytail.  Both of her earrings are small silver ones that have a simple pink stone in them of a cheap quality.  Closer inspection will show those eyes to be filled with a kind of desire that can't be identified right off the bat.

Handedness: Left
Birthplace:  Okinawa, Japan, Earth

Family Origin: Mixed
Birth Order: 3rd of 3.
Family: Father: Captain Alastin Skylark (Commander of one of Frontier's Carriers)
Mother: Captain Phaedra Skylark (Squad Leader of the VF-171 Unit "Harpies")
Elder Brother: Lieutenant Janos Skylark (Flight Leader within a VF-171 Squadron)
Elder Brother: Kelvin Skylark (Floor Manager at Club Stardust)

Who do you value most: Brother or sister
What do you value most: Honour


Basic Personality: Keiko is a very friendly person who views things on the bright side no matter how bad things get.  She is easily excitable by things that interest and animately speaks on topics that she knows about.  She has the strong conviction that people should be able to make their own choices in life.  After all how can you be happy if you let someone else decide everything that you're going to do?  She is generally helpful and tries to cheer up those around her that she knows when they aren't doing something mean or harsh.  With a cheerful an excitable personality it is hard to belief that she can actually get serious about something.  She is not keen in showing what's bothering her after all she doesn't want people to worry about her.  She wants to help others and have people proud to know her and be her friend.

World view: People are untrustworthy. Be careful who you depend on.
Current outlook: I hate my life, but I can't change it.


Likes and Dislikes: Likes strawberry Smoothies, Cheerful People, Being Treated as Mature Adult, Fire Bomber.  Dislikes being treated Like a Kid, People Who Can't Lighten Up, Mushrooms, Long-Winded Lectures.
Belief System: Buddhism and Shintoism

Closest Ally or Friend: Kelvin Skylark - The one brother who isn't in the military Kelvin is always willing to take a few moments to listen to Keiko when she's down or needs some advice.  He constantly supports Keiko's attempts to be herself and believes that she needs to learn things herself.
Worst Enemy or Rival: Alexander Ramsden - A drill instructor at the N.U.N.S. Academy, Alexander Ramsden was selected by Keiko's parents to be her husband in an arranged marriage.  He is greatly vexed by her trying to duck out of it and seeks to sabotage her career.

Biggest Secret: Keiko has a paralysing fear of being left helpless in space.
Character Goals - Short Term Goal: To be a successful pilot and prove to her parents she isn't just a cute hyper girl.
Long Term Goal: Find someone she can trust outside of her family and develop a close relationship with the person.
Reason For Joining: Ducking an arranged marriage and spiting her parents belief that she can't take things seriously.
Childhood: A boring Childhood.
Life Events:
1 Love and war: Happy love affair: 'nuff said.
2 Love and war: Happy love affair: 'nuff said.
3 Friends and enemies: Enemy: relative
4 Good with the bad: Hunted: you incurred the wrath of a powerful person, family or group. A good place for an enemy complication.


Background:
Disposition toward Non-M25ers: Ohhhhhhhhh tourists!  How cute!  She finds them amusing though finds a way to duck them if they constantly ask questions on how to get to places.
Disposition toward Zentraedi: A little intimidating if they are at their full size and haven't undergone micronization.
Disposition toward Other Aliens: Not a single problem with them in fact being half-Meltran she doesn't seem bothered at all.  Views a lot of them as good people.
Disposition toward humans with different skin colours: Friendly toward them as long as they don't mind what she is.

Hobbies: Sticker Collecting, Stuffed Animal Collecting, Singing, Shopping, Making Cute Computer Avatars.

The Skylark family is a cloning attempt by the U.N.G. to create new piloting families where the genes are fairly strong.  Keiko's parents are the clones of Max and Milia Jenius though this is kept under heavy wraps.  Keiko is the third child of the family having two older brothers Kelvin and Janos who were born before her.  Although Keiko was born on Earth, her parents were both transferred to the to the 25th Macross Colonization Fleet and they brought the family with them making them among the first registered citizens with the fleet.  Her parents both believed that you shouldn't forget your roots and thus Keiko at a young age was encouraged to learn about Japanese Culture as she slowly went through her life in the Frontier Fleet.  She was cute and excitable everyone treating her as the precious little girl you patted on the head and sent away when conversation turned to serious things.

Who could blame them?  The girl collected stuffed animals and loved stickers her entire room dominated with stuff animals and two binders full of various stickers she has found.  She was a very friendly and polite girl who seemed excited about learning where she came from.  Even though she considers the colonization fleet her home she considers Japan her roots.  She didn't even care for novels preferring manga since she felt the character expressions and images helped tell the story better then a bunch of words.  Her parents humoured her thinking she was just going to be the good little girl that would make a cute little wife for a military man to come home to.

She grew annoyed with this at times wanting to be seen as a person not some cute thing that you give attention to. She applied herself in school taking computer courses in an attempt to stand out from her brother.  To avoid the quiet geek syndrome she got into gymnastics to keep herself in good shape as she kept up her high-marks in school.  When her parents simply said that was cute of her she went out even further and took boxing courses just in an attempt to get noticed and not just be 'the cute' little girl that her parents always saw her as.  She had some failures on the way and when frustrated it was her elder brother Kelvin who she turned to for advice.  Kelvin was a business major as he watched his little sister grow up and the only one who took her views and conversations seriously.  He encouraged her to go out and find out what she wanted to do.

Keiko would graduate early from high-school at the age of sixteen, having taken every possible computer course she could get her hands on finding computers so interesting.  Her parents decided that now was the time to arrange a marriage for her.  The girl was shocked that her parents would do that, she didn't want to be stuck with someone she didn't even know; Keiko challenged it out-right saying she'd rather go into the military rather then being married to someone she didn't know.  Her parents agreed with the thought that Keiko was a tenderfoot and not cut-out for the rigours of military life. The man who was selected however, who had been looking forward to having a young wife protested at this saying she was meant to stay at home and be a wife not a military girl.  Yet her parents allowed her this one shot much to Alexander's shock.

Keiko enrolled at the N.U.N.S. Academy specifically Mihoshi Academy of the Frontier Fleet, entering the VF Pilot course her sharp computer skills would be noticed by her instructors and she received extra-training to develop her skills further to be a Recon Pack user. Alexander would stack extra-training on her having a friend in the Administration office enrol her in the martial arts classes and the marksmanship class.  Both courses plus all the training she was already getting weighed hard on the young girl.  It was around this time that Kelvin took her aside when she came to visit him during an off-day he was listening to the Fire Bomber track he had recently gotten and the music calmed her and even inspired her.  While they talked of their stresses they listened to various Fire Bomber CDs as Keiko unloaded her stress with her elder brother.  He said that challenges were a bad thing and if she wanted to be taken seriously she had to overcome those challenges.  The girl gave thought to those words and left purchasing a pair of Fire Bomber CDs and began practising in her off-hours even seeking help to improve her scores in Marksmanship and better learn the Martial Arts.

She believed that if you worked hard enough you could accomplish what you set out to do as she overcame the challenges of the Academy.  She graduating near the top of her class and is now currently an active VF-171 pilot in the N.U.N.S. Military.


I've gone back to the original die rolls.  THe following is still a work in progress:

Occupation: (NUNS VF Pilot)
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

IQ: 12
ME: 9
MA: 7
PS: 8
PP: 9
PE: 8
PB: 9
Spd: 7

HP: PE+1
SDC: 34


Pretty much the same as the original:

Level equivalent: (To be filled by a GM)
Education Class: Space Born and Bred - Emigrant Fleet; Middle Class: "Just because you went to school, didn't mean you studied."

Basic Skills:
Language: English 88%
Language: Japanese +5%
Musical Instrument (Synthesizer Piano) -5%
Navigation: Space -5%
Zero-G Movement -5%
EVA skill frozen at: 15%

New.  Due to the attributes, I've had her join as Army, but took Spacy training and transferred into it.  Is this ok?  Or would you like to have the character join as Navy?  (the only other option given her attributes, as is.  You could, of course, change the attributes to get an ME with 10.)

Skill Programs: (Education table roll 27+9=36%) 1 year of college (Both skill programs used up to enter the Armed Forces; skill bonus: +10% & experienced (2 years) +13% skill programs, +7% other skills, +2 skill @ +3% & 18%).

UN Army Basic:
Climbing
Running
Wilderness Survival
WP Automatic Rifle
WP Heavy
Hand to Hand Basic

I've selected the MOS that are the equivalent of the VF Pilot OCC.  Are they ok, or would you like to select different military training?

Variable Fighter Pilot MOS: (21 months)
Radio Basic
Pilot Jet Fighter
Pilot Variable Fighter
Mecha Combat: VF-171, VF-22, Variable Glaug
Navigation
Navigation Space
Read Sensory Instruments
Weapon Systems
Lore: UN Flight Ops

Security MOS: (1.5 months)
Prowl
Pilot Automobile
WP: choose Automatic Pistol
Hand to Hand: Expert

Spacy MOS: (1.5 months)
EVA
Zero-G Movement
Pilot Space Shuttle


You'll also get to choose 7 secondary skills, and 1 more skill with a bonus (or add only the bonus to an existing skill; your choice)

On the original character sheet are the following skills.  We could add them to your sheet, but they'd be starting at the extreme base %.  Which ones would you like as secondary skills (and starting at a higher %)?


Hand to Hand: Martial Arts
Pilot Automobile 89%
Pilot Hovercraft 70%
Gymnastics
Boxing
Cryptography (Scramblers, ECM, and ECCM) 45%
Computer Programming 50%
Computer: Artificial Intelligence 40%
Pilot Power Armour 65%
Mecha Combat VF-25
Mecha Combat EX-Gear
WP Knife +1 throw, +2 strike, + 4 parry
WP Heavy 30%, +3/1 strike
Singing 45%
Intelligence 55%
Detect Concealment 55%
Detect Ambush 55%

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Re: MSG - Lance (TMNT Macross): Keiko Skylark
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 03:34:32 PM »
Her stats have always been her cruelest point even more so with this new system I'm afraid.

Sadly Kei's a little dependent on the physical skills to get her some average areas I'll need to be careful on my choices since I'm still gun-ho on her being recon to make up for her dismal stat rolls.

For her MOSes I want to take on Advanced Infantry and Electronics Warfare Officer.  It'll give her a nice rounded out set of skills.  Her Advanced Infantry Weapon Bonus being Automatic Pistols.

Her last skill that gets a bonus that I'm picking up will be Computer Programming.

Her secondary skills will be...

Hand-to-Hand Expert, Hand-to-Hand Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Boxing, Computer: Artificial Intelligence, Zero-G Movement, Mecha Combat: RVF-25.

So that basically leaves W.P. Knife, Pilot Power Armor, Mecha Combat: EX-GEAR, Pilot Automobile, Singing and Pilot Hovercraft.  If I can still have these at the extreme bases that'd be nice.

Player Note: Wow Keiko takes -2 to all combat rolls because of her stats just to pilot the 25 :/ Even with EX-GEAR that's a -1.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2009, 04:55:33 PM by Lance »
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Re: MSG - Lance (TMNT Macross): Keiko Skylark
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 10:10:58 PM »
Sadly Kei's a little dependent on the physical skills to get her some average areas I'll need to be careful on my choices since I'm still gun-ho on her being recon to make up for her dismal stat rolls.

We could reroll them.  Though, that'd entail rerolling everything.  On the other hand, having her "weak" and focused on recon/defensive is a good plan.

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For her MOSes I want to take on Advanced Infantry and Electronics Warfare Officer.  It'll give her a nice rounded out set of skills.  Her Advanced Infantry Weapon Bonus being Automatic Pistols.

If you do that, she wouldn't be able to take the Pilot VF MOS (4 and 6 months, leaving only 14.  Not enough for the 21 months needed for the VF MOS).  So, I was thinking that she could take the Landing Craft Coxswain (UN Spacy specialized) and take the Pilot VF and Mecha Combat (...) as secondary skills.  The mecha combat doesn't need to be the first one flown in the game - as the MSG will provide some Vehicle Familiarization Time (TM).

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Her last skill that gets a bonus that I'm picking up will be Computer Programming.

OK.

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Her secondary skills will be...

Hand-to-Hand Expert, Hand-to-Hand Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Boxing, Computer: Artificial Intelligence, Zero-G Movement, Mecha Combat: RVF-25.

I suggest dropping the Martial Arts and Zero-G movement (the basic skill is no longer frozen).  Mecha Combat may be better served as VF-171, as at the point in the timeline that the game takes place, the VF-25 has just recently been developed and is limited to the Macross Frontier Fleet (but, if you really, really want it, use VF-25.)

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So that basically leaves W.P. Knife, Pilot Power Armor, Mecha Combat: EX-GEAR, Pilot Automobile, Singing and Pilot Hovercraft.  If I can still have these at the extreme bases that'd be nice.

It's possible.

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Player Note: Wow Keiko takes -2 to all combat rolls because of her stats just to pilot the 25 :/ Even with EX-GEAR that's a -1.

Good.  At least one player's not going to charge in with guns blazing.  :lol:

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Re: MSG - Lance (TMNT Macross): Keiko Skylark
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 02:48:08 AM »
Considering I'm already qualified for the 171 I just really want to go to the 25 since its a much better recon craft when you add in the ghosts.

But as for a total reroll on all her stats and beginner stuff I'm starting to think that's a good idea.  You really can't do much worse then what Keiko already has for stats and her life roll.  She got the short end of the hockey stick majorly and the VBA system means if  I don't at least have average stats its gonna constantly screw over poor Keiko who was at least decent on BtF with her physical skills giving her decent dodging and parrying.

So yeah lets go with the rerolls and hopefully I'll have something feasible to work with to keep Kei as a recon pilot.
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Re: MSG - Lance (TMNT Macross): Keiko Skylark
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2009, 08:54:45 AM »
I'll reroll everything, but I need to point out a couple of things: your character IS average.  Not below.

Also, your character gets only 24 months of training.  VF MOS training (if you choose to select it) takes 21 months, leaving only 3 remaining.  As you wanted to take two other MOS that require 10 months training, it'd be impossible to take the VF MOS, meaning that your character wouldn't have "VF-171 qualification".

Keep this in mind with the new character.

To prevent things from getting overly complicated, I'm going to start the new character in a new thread.

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MSG - Nightlance (TMNT Macross)
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 12:01:51 PM »
Attributes: 9, 8, 10, 8, 14, 8, 13, 11.

Class: Core World to Inner Rim World , Urban, Upper Class; You were fed by a silver spoon. If you couldn't do it your parents paid someone to do it for you. In school you slacked off and played video games in your spare time. You're a disappointment to your family and there's a remote chance that they've disowned you.
Basic Skills:
Language: English 98%
Language: choose 1 -1/2 the base % +30%
Math: Basic -1/2 the base % +10%
Computer Operation -1/2 the base % +8%
Chose 1 Domestic Skill -1/2 the base % +5%
Pilot Automobile -1/2 the base %
Hand to Hand: None

Modifiers: -8% to education table roll.
Bonuses: -1/2 the base % on all base, and secondary skills. -2 secondary skills.

Alright, need the attributes assigned so we can roll on the education table.  Once we know that, we'll continue with steps 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 9

You're random character background rolls are:
(keep in mind that you can change whatever you want)

Female,
Right handed
black hair
Light Blue eyes
Human clone (either parents', or parents' parents are clones): China (Oriental) (may be changed to an animal...)
Height/weight (01%): 142.24 cm, 38.10 Kg
birth order: 2nd of 3
Basic personality: Sneaky and deceptive
Who do you value most: Public figure
What do you value most: Honour
Your world view: I like almost everyone.
Current outlook on life: My life is crazy and out of control.
Background: Childhood event!  One or some family members were... considered to have some kind of unique birthright, ability or status.

Life Events will be determined once we know the character's age.


Good luck.

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Re: MSG - Nightlance (TMNT Macross)
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 12:30:36 PM »
I'm 4'6"? o.o

SWEET!  I can hide in Ewok places!

Anyways

IQ: 14, ME: 9, MA: 10, PS: 8, PP: 13, PE: 8, PB: 11, Spd: 8

Lets see that education roll.
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Re: MSG - Nightlance (TMNT Macross)
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 01:54:00 AM »
What animal and mutations?