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MSG - The Inovian (TMNT Macross): Isabella Nichole Harper
« on: August 15, 2008, 11:22:31 PM »
Player Information
Players Name: Brian Valdez Casselman
E-Mail: BValdezCasselman@gmail.com


Isa at age 16, spending time in the Zendreadi mall.  Photo taken in mall photo booth.


Isa at age 14, roof of Mihoshi Academy.  Her 'obsession.'


Isabella Nichole Harper; Mihoshi Academy Graduation Portrait

Character Information
Character's Name: Isabella Nichole Harper
Known as 'Bella' behind closed doors to Keiko
Known to all around her as Isa (Y S U, phonetically)
Race: Human
Age: 22 Years Old
Gender: Female
Height: 6'1" Imperial, or 188 cm Metric
Weight: 170lbs Imperial, or 79.3 kg Metric
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Usually Brown, unless she is relaxed and happy, in which case her eye shade tints to a dark aquamarine
Handedness: Ambidextrous

Birthplace: South Coast City, NA, Earth
Belief System: The only constant in the universe is the perception one's mind creates.  The mind is always changing.

Description: Tall, confident, in shape, and predatory.  The intelligence in her eyes promises cold, calculated mischief.  Her black hair falls straight unless she has it pinned up professionally.  When pinned up she is as professional as can be.  Her clothing style is as varied as the as the costume department of a major production.  Her choice depends on who the subject of her social experiments is and the situation at hand itself.  The rarest of all her features, and yet the most noticeable, is her impish smile that appears when she's wrapped up in a truly invigorating experience.

Likes: Manipulating event and people so that she can truly feel the passions in life
Dislikes: relying on people, letting them into her life, and being cooped up doing the same things over and over again.
Hobbies: Spying on people, pulling pranks, seeking adrenaline, and driving people crazy

Relationships - Family
Father: Richard Abraham Harper
Mother: Rhianna Dannyelle Greenfield Harper
Sister: Alexandra Natasha Harper (age 12)
Brother: Jameheson Richard Harper (age 2)
Closest Ally or Friend: Does not have anyone she considers an equal or friend, though she she considers Keiko Skylark the closest thing to a true friend that she has.
Biggest Secret: Her parents view her 'uncivilized' choice of occupations and hobbies to be a disgrace.  Consequently her manipulations are her own neurotic obsession to try and find a way to control their affection.  She compensates with her adrenaline addiction, to the point of recklessness.

Short Term Goal: Live enough life to satisfy her own never ending need.
Long Term Goal: Compile enough data to outsmart her parents in society.
Reason For Joining: The thrill of flying, the exposure to people under stress to study, and a chance to risk her life over and over again.

Basic Personality: Obsessive and controlling, to the point that her outward personality is falsely warm and charismatic.  She pays so much attention to everything around her that she knows what to say, when to say it, and just how much attitude to give.

Disposition towards Non-M25ers: "I suppose someone's gotta make the rest of the people here feel important."
Disposition towards Zentraedi: "There is elegance in their simplicity.  They put all their passion into everything they do.  I kinda like that."
Disposition towards Other Aliens: "You ever just get that desire to watch someone, just really watch someone?  I mean, what's going on inside their heads?  I just wanna crack em open and see how they work."
Disposition towards humans with different skin colors: "The only color that matters is the grey matter up top.  The rest is just filler."

Background:

Born into the traditions of the affluent North Americans residing in South Coast City (think North Carolina), Isabella Nichole Harper was taught early that standing in society, along with money and fame, was worth more than her own affections to her parents.  Rebelling early, Isa found that the best way to get her parents attention was to make them worry.  Of course she also discovered that their anger was worse than their cold shoulders.  So she struck a balance of adrenaline seeking and ladylike activities.  The straw that broke the camels back for Dick and Rhianna Harper was when their daughter expressed a young girls crush on a preteen boy whose father was a heroic veteran.  Truth be told, what really thrilled Isa was the boy's stories of his father's military career.  Sadly the Harpers were oblivious to their daughter's heart and mind, and thought that launching with the Macross Frontier colony mission would be enough to focus their daughter back on the things they valued.  Ironically it just placed Isa in the position to pursue her fantasy of flying.

Mihoshi Academy, being a prestigious institution of numerous studies, appeared to be the perfect place to focus Isa.  And in truth it was.  The qualities of a lady of society that Dick and Rhianna valued were forged into perfection.  Isa was the kind of girl who commanded attention, whose smile and charm could manipulate anyone and everyone.  Yes her money and name would have drawn most of the people in the school to her, but truly it was her ability to cause trouble and mischief without ever being caught that made her the focus of so many boys and girls.  Everyone knew that the biggest and best pranks that were pulled off at school were done by her, they just couldn't figure out how.  Worse yet, the staff couldn't prove anything.  So Isa spent her time righting wrongs, destroying bullies reputations, and studying both psychology and aeronautics.  Of course her parents knew nothing of her desires or studies to be a pilot.  She was so successful in her studies and manipulations that she maintained her double focus and convinced the staff to NOT report her piloting grades on the transcript sent to her parents.

Her second year into the piloting program Isa met Keiko Skylark.  Keiko's natural cuteness and incredible innocence managed to breakthrough Isa's personal barrier, at least in private.  Isa found herself drawn to Keiko, attracted to her and surprisingly dependent on her for Isa's own happiness.  Half little sister, half illicit lover, the two had a secret relationship that was never guessed by anyone at school, because Isa rarely ever acknowledged Keiko's existence except when they were alone.  Still, Isa blossomed beautifully and enjoyed the attentions of both girls and boys.

All of these extra-curricular activities were surpassed, however, by Isa's athletic and academic talents.  Truly Isa seemed to sail under a lucky star, for everything seemed to come easy to her.  Only she knew how much effort she actually put into everything, and that it was a zest for life that drove her to experience as much of it as possible.  Thus the thrill of military combat proved a draw for her.  Adrenaline, terror, exhilaration, and any other raw emotion she could attach to made life as a combat pilot her goal.  During training itself the instructors seized upon her natural talents of manipulating people and gave her extra lessons in psychological warfare and information manipulation.  She also was often positioned as an aggressor in combat, and was trained to fly the missile boat VAB-2.  Ultimately attaining her goal and having seen only light patrol duty in NUNS VF-171 has so far not been as thrilling as she'd like, but change is on the horizon.

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

RPG Stats:
Attributes:
I.Q.: 12
M.E.: 11
M.A.: 15
P.S.: 10
P.P.: 11
P.E.: 10
P.B.: 11
Spd: 08

Basic Skills:
Language: English 98%
Language: Zendreadi +20%
Math: Basic
Math Advanced -5%
Chose 1 Domestic Skill -5%
Hand to Hand: none
Lore: High Society +25%
Lore: High School Pranks +15%
Navigation: Space -5%
Zero-G Movement -5%
EVA skill frozen at: 15%
Art: Painting -5%

O.C.C. Skills:
Pilot Variable Fighter +20%
Mecha Combat: Variable Fighter: VF-171, VF-19, VAB-2
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: Expert (Hand to Hand:Expert can be upgraded to Martial Arts for one OCC Related skill.


O.C.C. Related Skills:
Piloting: Airplane +15%
Piloting: Spaceships +15%
Espionage: Psychological Warfare +5%
Espionage: Intelligence +5%
Rogue: Lip reading
Technical: Computer Programming +5%
Rogue: Computer Hacking
Communication: Cryptography +10%

Secondary Skills:
Psychiatry
Horsemanship
Fencing
Palming


Edit: Added Art: Painting -5% to basic skills
« Last Edit: July 08, 2009, 11:51:33 AM by Sketchley »

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2008, 12:09:05 PM »
Closest Ally or Friend: Does not have anyone she considers an equal or friend, though she she considers Keiko Skylark - considers her what?

Disposition towards Zentraedi: "There is elegance in their simplicity.  They put all their passion into everything they do.  I knid've like that." knid've?


Aside from those two fixes, it's all good to go.  THe psychology studies is good.

Za attributes: 11, 10, 11, 11, 12, 15, 10, 8  (ooh.  Lucky.  The dice behaved tonight.)

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008, 03:42:51 PM »
Having a hard time deciding between intelligence being 15, or mental affinity.  I'm leaning towards affinity.  Any input would be appreciated.  Will correct the errors shortly.

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008, 10:25:00 PM »
Maybe an MA of 15, given what you've written in the background.



Shouldn't that kind've be kinda (or kind of)?  "I kind have like that."  reads oddly for me.
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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008, 11:42:47 PM »
Alright, attributes placed.  I kind've like how well rounded she is.

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 03:20:07 AM »
Base Skills (got the upper class - just because you went to school ... result)

Language: English 98%
One additional language/literacy pending character's background/origin (eg: Zentraedi/Zolan/non-English Earth language) +20%
Math: Basic
Math Advanced -5%
Chose 1 Domestic Skill -5%
Hand to Hand: none
Lore: High Society +25%
Lore: High School Pranks +15%
Navigation: Space -5%
Zero-G Movement -5%
EVA skill frozen at: 15%


Please also choose your OCC other skills and secondary skills.

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 11:11:14 PM »
Skills chosen.  Looks like we're winding down.

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008, 08:38:28 AM »
Basic Skills:

Chose 1 Domestic Skill -5%


Which will it be?

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 10:44:37 AM »
Done.  Added art: painting.  I have some ideas for psychological warfare through custom vf paint schemes.  Could be fun.  Now if only to get my fiance to actually color the line art of the 25 or 171 for me...

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008, 01:04:12 PM »
Ok.  Added, %s done, and character done:


Character's Name: Isabella Nichole Harper
Known as 'Bella' behind closed doors to Keiko
Known to all around her as Isa (Y S U, phonetically)

Race: Human
Age: 22 Years Old
Gender: Female
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 79.3 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Color: Usually Brown, unless she is relaxed and happy, in which case her eye shade tints to a dark aquamarine
Handedness: Ambidextrous

Birthplace: South Coast City, NA, Earth
Belief System: The only constant in the universe is the perception one's mind creates.  The mind is always changing.

Description: Tall, confident, in shape, and predatory.  The intelligence in her eyes promises cold, calculated mischief.  Her black hair falls straight unless she has it pinned up professionally.  When pinned up she is as professional as can be.  Her clothing style is as varied as the as the costume department of a major production.  Her choice depends on who the subject of her social experiments is and the situation at hand itself.  The rarest of all her features, and yet the most noticeable, is her impish smile that appears when she's wrapped up in a truly invigorating experience.

Likes: Manipulating event and people so that she can truly feel the passions in life
Dislikes: relying on people, letting them into her life, and being cooped up doing the same things over and over again.
Hobbies: Spying on people, pulling pranks, seeking adrenaline, and driving people crazy

Relationships - Family
Father: Richard Abraham Harper
Mother: Rhianna Dannyelle Greenfield Harper
Sister: Alexandra Natasha Harper (age 12)
Brother: Jameheson Richard Harper (age 2)
Closest Ally or Friend: Does not have anyone she considers an equal or friend, though she she considers Keiko Skylark the closest thing to a true friend that she has.
Biggest Secret: Her parents view her 'uncivilized' choice of occupations and hobbies to be a disgrace.  Consequently her manipulations are her own neurotic obsession to try and find a way to control their affection.  She compensates with her adrenaline addiction, to the point of recklessness.

Short Term Goal: Live enough life to satisfy her own never ending need.
Long Term Goal: Compile enough data to outsmart her parents in society.
Reason For Joining: The thrill of flying, the exposure to people under stress to study, and a chance to risk her life over and over again.

Basic Personality: Obsessive and controlling, to the point that her outward personality is falsely warm and charismatic.  She pays so much attention to everything around her that she knows what to say, when to say it, and just how much attitude to give.

Disposition toward Non-M25ers: "I suppose someone's gotta make the rest of the people here feel important."
Disposition toward Zentraedi: "There is elegance in their simplicity.  They put all their passion into everything they do.  I kinda like that."
Disposition toward Other Aliens: "You ever just get that desire to watch someone, just really watch someone?  I mean, what's going on inside their heads?  I just wanna crack em open and see how they work."
Disposition toward humans with different skin colours: "The only colour that matters is the grey matter up top.  The rest is just filler."

Background:
Born into the traditions of the affluent North Americans residing in South Coast City (think North Carolina), Isabella Nichole Harper was taught early that standing in society, along with money and fame, was worth more than her own affections to her parents.  Rebelling early, Isa found that the best way to get her parents attention was to make them worry.  Of course she also discovered that their anger was worse than their cold shoulders.  So she struck a balance of adrenaline seeking and ladylike activities.  The straw that broke the camels back for Dick and Rhianna Harper was when their daughter expressed a young girls crush on a preteen boy whose father was a heroic veteran.  Truth be told, what really thrilled Isa was the boy's stories of his father's military career.  Sadly the Harpers were oblivious to their daughter's heart and mind, and thought that launching with the Macross Frontier colony mission would be enough to focus their daughter back on the things they valued.  Ironically it just placed Isa in the position to pursue her fantasy of flying.

Mihoshi Academy, being a prestigious institution of numerous studies, appeared to be the perfect place to focus Isa.  And in truth it was.  The qualities of a lady of society that Dick and Rhianna valued were forged into perfection.  Isa was the kind of girl who commanded attention, whose smile and charm could manipulate anyone and everyone.  Yes her money and name would have drawn most of the people in the school to her, but truly it was her ability to cause trouble and mischief without ever being caught that made her the focus of so many boys and girls.  Everyone knew that the biggest and best pranks that were pulled off at school were done by her, they just couldn't figure out how.  Worse yet, the staff couldn't prove anything.  So Isa spent her time righting wrongs, destroying bullies reputations, and studying both psychology and aeronautics.  Of course her parents knew nothing of her desires or studies to be a pilot.  She was so successful in her studies and manipulations that she maintained her double focus and convinced the staff to NOT report her piloting grades on the transcript sent to her parents.

Her second year into the piloting program Isa met Keiko Skylark.  Keiko's natural cuteness and incredible innocence managed to breakthrough Isa's personal barrier, at least in private.  Isa found herself drawn to Keiko, attracted to her and surprisingly dependent on her for Isa's own happiness.  Half little sister, half illicit lover, the two had a secret relationship that was never guessed by anyone at school, because Isa rarely ever acknowledged Keiko's existence except when they were alone.  Still, Isa blossomed beautifully and enjoyed the attentions of both girls and boys.

All of these extra-curricular activities were surpassed, however, by Isa's athletic and academic talents.  Truly Isa seemed to sail under a lucky star, for everything seemed to come easy to her.  Only she knew how much effort she actually put into everything, and that it was a zest for life that drove her to experience as much of it as possible.  Thus the thrill of military combat proved a draw for her.  Adrenaline, terror, exhilaration, and any other raw emotion she could attach to made life as a combat pilot her goal.  During training itself the instructors seized upon her natural talents of manipulating people and gave her extra lessons in psychological warfare and information manipulation.  She also was often positioned as an aggressor in combat, and was trained to fly the missile boat VAB-2.  Ultimately attaining her goal and having seen only light patrol duty in NUNS VF-171 has so far not been as thrilling as she'd like, but change is on the horizon.

Occupation: N.U.N.S. VF Pilot
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Attributes:
I.Q.: 12
M.E.: 11
M.A.: 15
P.S.: 10
P.P.: 11
P.E.: 10
P.B.: 11
Spd: 08

Hit Points: 14
S.D.C: 30
Level: 1.95
Experience Points:

O.C.C.: Variable Fighter Pilot

Basic Skills:
Language: English 98%
Language: Zentraedi 80%
Math: Basic 80%
Math Advanced 59%
Art: Painting 40%
Lore: High Society 65%
Lore: High School Pranks 55%
Zero-G Movement Ppx5 -5%
EVA skill frozen at: 15%

O.C.C. Skills:
Pilot Variable Fighter 80%
Mecha Combat: Variable Fighter: VF-171, VF-19, VAB-2
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 strike
WP: Automatic Rifle 30% +3/1 strike
Hand to Hand: Expert

O.C.C. Related Skills:
Piloting: Airplane 85%
Piloting: Spaceships 75%
Espionage: Psychological Warfare 35%
Espionage: Intelligence 50%
Rogue: Lip reading 30%
Technical: Computer Programming 45%
Rogue: Computer Hacking 20%
Communication: Cryptography 40%

Secondary Skills:
Psychiatry 40%
Horsemanship 40% [On horseback: +1 parry/dodge, +4 damage (aimed shots impossible)]

Fencing +1 strike and parry w/ WP Sword
Palming 30%

Cybernetics: None to start

Hand to Hand Combat Bonuses:
2 actions
+2 pull punch
+2 roll w/ punch/fall
+2 roll w/ impact
+ parry
+ dodge
+ strike

Mecha Combat Bonuses:
VF-171
5 actions
+2 on initiative (+0 w/ wing ordinance)
+2/3 to strike (hth/weapons)
+3 to parry
+2/4/6 dodge (+1 all modes w/ Super Parts)
+5 to roll w/ punch/fall
+5 roll w/ impact

Equipment: See OCC. Only list exceptions or additions herein.



Feel free to begin play.

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Re: Behind the Frontier: Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 11:49:45 AM »
Revision to the character:

Additions under the new system are in bold:

Player's Name: Brian Valdez Casselman
E-mail: 

Character's Name: Isabella Nichole Harper (known as 'Bella' behind closed doors to Keiko; known to all around her as Isa (Y S U, phonetically)).
Age: 21 (16+1+2+2)
Gender: Female
Height: 188 cm 
Weight: 79.3 kg
Hair colour: Black
Eye colour: Usually Brown, unless she is relaxed and happy, in which case her eye shade tints to a dark aquamarine
Description: Tall, confident, in shape, and predatory.  The intelligence in her eyes promises cold, calculated mischief.  Her black hair falls straight unless she has it pinned up professionally.  When pinned up she is as professional as can be.  Her clothing style is as varied as the as the costume department of a major production.  Her choice depends on who the subject of her social experiments is and the situation at hand itself.  The rarest of all her features, and yet the most noticeable, is her impish smile that appears when she's wrapped up in a truly invigorating experience.

Handedness: Ambidextrous
Birthplace: South Coast City, NA, Earth

Family Origin: Human (either your parents, or parent's parents are clones.)
Ethnicity: Japanese
Birth Order: first of three.

Family:   Father: Richard Abraham Harper.  Mother: Rhianna Dannyelle Greenfield Harper.  Sister: Alexandra Natasha Harper (age 12).  Brother: Jameheson Richard Harper (age 2)

Who do you value most: Public figure
What do you value most: Money

Basic Personality: Obsessive and controlling, to the point that her outward personality is falsely warm and charismatic.  She pays so much attention to everything around her that she knows what to say, when to say it, and just how much attitude to give.

World view: People are sheep who need to be led.
Current outlook: I crave more romance and passion.


Likes and Dislikes: Likes manipulating event and people so that she can truly feel the passions in life.  Dislikes relying on people, letting them into her life, and being cooped up doing the same things over and over again.

Belief System: The only constant in the universe is the perception one's mind creates.  The mind is always changing.
Closest Ally or Friend: Does not have anyone she considers an equal or friend, though she she considers Keiko Skylark the closest thing to a true friend that she has.
Worst Enemy or Rival: (Nothing added, but something needed.)

Biggest Secret: Her parents view her 'uncivilized' choice of occupations and hobbies to be a disgrace.  Consequently her manipulations are her own neurotic obsession to try and find a way to control their affection.  She compensates with her adrenaline addiction, to the point of recklessness.

Character Goals - Short Term Goal: Live enough life to satisfy her own never ending need.
Long Term Goal: Compile enough data to outsmart her parents in society.
Reason For Joining: The thrill of flying, the exposure to people under stress to study, and a chance to risk her life over and over again.

Childhood: Childhood event - Your entire family was not the real thing - you're adopted and obsessed with finding your true family.
Life Events:
1 Love and war: You got married!
2 Friends and enemies: Enemy: partner or co-worker
3 Friends and enemies: Friend: partner or co-worker.
4 Friends and enemies: Friend: like a brother, sister or parent to you.
5 Love and war: Husband mysteriously vanished/kidnapped.


(I'm not sure if this is the direction that you want to take the character in, but it definitely would add a lot of spice and give her some additional motivations.)

Background:
Hobbies: Spying on people, pulling pranks, seeking adrenaline, and driving people crazy
Disposition toward Non-M25ers: "I suppose someone's gotta make the rest of the people here feel important."
Disposition toward Zentraedi: "There is elegance in their simplicity.  They put all their passion into everything they do.  I kinda like that."
Disposition toward Other Aliens: "You ever just get that desire to watch someone, just really watch someone?  I mean, what's going on inside their heads?  I just wanna crack em open and see how they work."
Disposition toward humans with different skin colours: "The only colour that matters is the grey matter up top.  The rest is just filler."

Born into the traditions of the affluent North Americans residing in South Coast City (think North Carolina), Isabella Nichole Harper was taught early that standing in society, along with money and fame, was worth more than her own affections to her parents.  Rebelling early, Isa found that the best way to get her parents attention was to make them worry.  Of course she also discovered that their anger was worse than their cold shoulders.  So she struck a balance of adrenaline seeking and ladylike activities.  The straw that broke the camels back for Dick and Rhianna Harper was when their daughter expressed a young girls crush on a preteen boy whose father was a heroic veteran.  Truth be told, what really thrilled Isa was the boy's stories of his father's military career.  Sadly the Harpers were oblivious to their daughter's heart and mind, and thought that launching with the Macross Frontier colony mission would be enough to focus their daughter back on the things they valued.  Ironically it just placed Isa in the position to pursue her fantasy of flying.

Mihoshi Academy, being a prestigious institution of numerous studies, appeared to be the perfect place to focus Isa.  And in truth it was.  The qualities of a lady of society that Dick and Rhianna valued were forged into perfection.  Isa was the kind of girl who commanded attention, whose smile and charm could manipulate anyone and everyone.  Yes her money and name would have drawn most of the people in the school to her, but truly it was her ability to cause trouble and mischief without ever being caught that made her the focus of so many boys and girls.  Everyone knew that the biggest and best pranks that were pulled off at school were done by her, they just couldn't figure out how.  Worse yet, the staff couldn't prove anything.  So Isa spent her time righting wrongs, destroying bullies reputations, and studying both psychology and aeronautics.  Of course her parents knew nothing of her desires or studies to be a pilot.  She was so successful in her studies and manipulations that she maintained her double focus and convinced the staff to NOT report her piloting grades on the transcript sent to her parents.

Her second year into the piloting program Isa met Keiko Skylark.  Keiko's natural cuteness and incredible innocence managed to breakthrough Isa's personal barrier, at least in private.  Isa found herself drawn to Keiko, attracted to her and surprisingly dependent on her for Isa's own happiness.  Half little sister, half illicit lover, the two had a secret relationship that was never guessed by anyone at school, because Isa rarely ever acknowledged Keiko's existence except when they were alone.  Still, Isa blossomed beautifully and enjoyed the attentions of both girls and boys.

All of these extra-curricular activities were surpassed, however, by Isa's athletic and academic talents.  Truly Isa seemed to sail under a lucky star, for everything seemed to come easy to her.  Only she knew how much effort she actually put into everything, and that it was a zest for life that drove her to experience as much of it as possible.  Thus the thrill of military combat proved a draw for her.  Adrenaline, terror, exhilaration, and any other raw emotion she could attach to made life as a combat pilot her goal.  During training itself the instructors seized upon her natural talents of manipulating people and gave her extra lessons in psychological warfare and information manipulation.  She also was often positioned as an aggressor in combat, and was trained to fly the missile boat VAB-2.  Ultimately attaining her goal and having seen only light patrol duty in NUNS VF-171 has so far not been as thrilling as she'd like, but change is on the horizon.


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

Occupation: MSG Variable Fighter Pilot
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

IQ: 12
ME: 11
MA: 15
PS: 10
PP: 11
PE: 10
PB: 11
Spd: 8

HP: PE+2
SDC: 28

Level equivalent: (To be filled by a GM)


Pretty much the same as the original:

Education Class: Upper Class "Just because you went to school doesn't mean that you studied hard. You always knew that you could rely on your parents – or at least their bank account."

Base Skills
Language: English 98%
Language: Zendraadi +20%
Math: Basic
Math Advanced -5%
Art: Painting -5%
Lore: High Society +25%
Lore: High School Pranks +15%
Navigation: Space -5%
Zero-G Movement -5%
EVA: attribute +5%

New.  I've had her join Spacy.  Is this ok?  Or would you like to have the character join as Intelligence?

Skill Programs: (Education table roll 07+13=20%) Trade School/on the job training  (Both skill programs used up to enter the Armed Forces; skill bonus: +20% & experienced (2 years) +8% skill programs, +4% other skills, +2 skills @ +11% and +9%.)

UN Spacy Basic
Climbing
Running
EVA
Movement Zero-G
WP Automatic Pistol
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-19, VAB-2
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 %)?

Parachuting 65%
First Aid 65%
Computer Operation 75%
Piloting: Airplane 89%
Piloting: Spaceships 80%
Espionage: Psychological Warfare 40%
Espionage: Intelligence 55%
Rogue: Lip reading 35%
Technical: Computer Programming 50%
Rogue: Computer Hacking 25%
Communication: Cryptography 45%
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
Psychiatry 45%
Horsemanship 44% [On horseback: +1 parry/dodge, +4 damage (aimed shots impossible)]
Fencing +1 strike and parry w/ WP Sword
Palming 35%

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Re: MSG - The Inovian (TMNT Macross): Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 11:18:39 AM »
I'm rather torn on these changes.  Fundamentally they change the personality and motivations behind Isa completely.  Before she was a rich girl motivated by life experiences and a desire to secretly do good, if for no reason other than she rationalized in her mind that her parents would want that.  She had an existing relationship with Keiko Skylark and was a sexually liberated woman who enjoyed experiencing those around her (hadn't gotten to the seducing Bronn part in our last game.)  Now she appears a pale shadow of her original self.  Her physical features do not seem to match her cloned parental ancestry, she now appears motivated by greed and self worth (she doesn't seem to value others anymore) and has abandonment issues because of her parents and her husband.  She just feels a bit broken.

So, I think if these changes are a requirement, I may want to roll up a new character, but I would first like to get your opinion on things and see if that is indeed an option.  I don't want to create more work for you, but she just no longer seems like a fun character if these changes stick.  If anything she has become her younger sister, and that kind've repels me.

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Re: MSG - The Inovian (TMNT Macross): Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2009, 12:39:38 PM »
Revision to the character:

Additions under the new system are in bold:

Player's Name: Brian Valdez Casselman
E-mail: 

Character's Name: Isabella Nichole Harper (known as 'Bella' behind closed doors to Keiko; known to all around her as Isa (Y S U, phonetically)).
Age: 21 (16+1+2+2)
Gender: Female
Height: 188 cm 
Weight: 79.3 kg
Hair colour: Black
Eye colour: Usually Brown, unless she is relaxed and happy, in which case her eye shade tints to a dark aquamarine
Description: Tall, confident, in shape, and predatory.  The intelligence in her eyes promises cold, calculated mischief.  Her black hair falls straight unless she has it pinned up professionally.  When pinned up she is as professional as can be.  Her clothing style is as varied as the as the costume department of a major production.  Her choice depends on who the subject of her social experiments is and the situation at hand itself.  The rarest of all her features, and yet the most noticeable, is her impish smile that appears when she's wrapped up in a truly invigorating experience.

Handedness: Ambidextrous
Birthplace: South Coast City, NA, Earth

Family Origin: Human (either your parents, or parent's parents are clones.)
Ethnicity: United States
Birth Order: first of three.

Family:   Father: Richard Abraham Harper.  Mother: Rhianna Dannyelle Greenfield Harper.  Sister: Alexandra Natasha Harper (age 12).  Brother: Jameheson Richard Harper (age 2)

Who do you value most: Yourself
What do you value most: Having a good time

Basic Personality: Obsessive and controlling, to the point that her outward personality is falsely warm and charismatic.  She pays so much attention to everything around her that she knows what to say, when to say it, and just how much attitude to give.

World view: People must earn my respect.  No free rides here.
Current outlook: I crave more romance and passion.


Likes and Dislikes: Likes manipulating event and people so that she can truly feel the passions in life.  Dislikes relying on people, letting them into her life, and being cooped up doing the same things over and over again.

Belief System: The only constant in the universe is the perception one's mind creates.  The mind is always changing.
Closest Ally or Friend: Does not have anyone she considers an equal or friend, though she she considers Keiko Skylark the closest thing to a true friend that she has.
Worst Enemy or Rival: (Nothing added, but something needed.)

Biggest Secret: Her parents view her 'uncivilized' choice of occupations and hobbies to be a disgrace.  Consequently her manipulations are her own neurotic obsession to try and find a way to control their affection.  She compensates with her adrenaline addiction, to the point of recklessness.

Character Goals - Short Term Goal: Live enough life to satisfy her own never ending need.
Long Term Goal: Compile enough data to outsmart her parents in society.
Reason For Joining: The thrill of flying, the exposure to people under stress to study, and a chance to risk her life over and over again.

Childhood: Childhood event - Your entire family was considered to have some unique birthright, ability, or status
Life Events:
1 Love and war: It just didn't work out.
2 Friends and enemies: Enemy: partner or co-worker
3 Friends and enemies: Friend: partner or co-worker.
4 Friends and enemies: Friend: like a brother, sister or parent to you.
5 Hunted: You incurred the wrath of a powerful person, family, or group.



Background:
Hobbies: Spying on people, pulling pranks, seeking adrenaline, and driving people crazy
Disposition toward Non-M25ers: "I suppose someone's gotta make the rest of the people here feel important."
Disposition toward Zentraedi: "There is elegance in their simplicity.  They put all their passion into everything they do.  I kinda like that."
Disposition toward Other Aliens: "You ever just get that desire to watch someone, just really watch someone?  I mean, what's going on inside their heads?  I just wanna crack em open and see how they work."
Disposition toward humans with different skin colours: "The only colour that matters is the grey matter up top.  The rest is just filler."

Born into the traditions of the affluent North Americans residing in South Coast City (think North Carolina), Isabella Nichole Harper was taught early that standing in society, along with money and fame, was worth more than her own affections to her parents.  Rebelling early, Isa found that the best way to get her parents attention was to make them worry.  Of course she also discovered that their anger was worse than their cold shoulders.  So she struck a balance of adrenaline seeking and ladylike activities.  The straw that broke the camels back for Dick and Rhianna Harper was when their daughter expressed a young girls crush on a preteen boy whose father was a heroic veteran.  Truth be told, what really thrilled Isa was the boy's stories of his father's military career.  Sadly the Harpers were oblivious to their daughter's heart and mind, and thought that launching with the Macross Frontier colony mission would be enough to focus their daughter back on the things they valued.  Ironically it just placed Isa in the position to pursue her fantasy of flying.

Mihoshi Academy, being a prestigious institution of numerous studies, appeared to be the perfect place to focus Isa.  And in truth it was.  The qualities of a lady of society that Dick and Rhianna valued were forged into perfection.  Isa was the kind of girl who commanded attention, whose smile and charm could manipulate anyone and everyone.  Yes her money and name would have drawn most of the people in the school to her, but truly it was her ability to cause trouble and mischief without ever being caught that made her the focus of so many boys and girls.  Everyone knew that the biggest and best pranks that were pulled off at school were done by her, they just couldn't figure out how.  Worse yet, the staff couldn't prove anything.  So Isa spent her time righting wrongs, destroying bullies reputations, and studying both psychology and aeronautics.  Of course her parents knew nothing of her desires or studies to be a pilot.  She was so successful in her studies and manipulations that she maintained her double focus and convinced the staff to NOT report her piloting grades on the transcript sent to her parents.

Her second year into the piloting program Isa met Keiko Skylark.  Keiko's natural cuteness and incredible innocence managed to breakthrough Isa's personal barrier, at least in private.  Isa found herself drawn to Keiko, attracted to her and surprisingly dependent on her for Isa's own happiness.  Half little sister, half illicit lover, the two had a secret relationship that was never guessed by anyone at school, because Isa rarely ever acknowledged Keiko's existence except when they were alone.  Still, Isa blossomed beautifully and enjoyed the attentions of both girls and boys.

All of these extra-curricular activities were surpassed, however, by Isa's athletic and academic talents.  Truly Isa seemed to sail under a lucky star, for everything seemed to come easy to her.  Only she knew how much effort she actually put into everything, and that it was a zest for life that drove her to experience as much of it as possible.  Thus the thrill of military combat proved a draw for her.  Adrenaline, terror, exhilaration, and any other raw emotion she could attach to made life as a combat pilot her goal.  During training itself the instructors seized upon her natural talents of manipulating people and gave her extra lessons in psychological warfare and information manipulation.  She also was often positioned as an aggressor in combat, and was trained to fly the missile boat VAB-2.  Ultimately attaining her goal and having seen only light patrol duty in NUNS VF-171 has so far not been as thrilling as she'd like, but change is on the horizon.


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

Occupation: MSG Variable Fighter Pilot
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

IQ: 12
ME: 11
MA: 15
PS: 10
PP: 11
PE: 10
PB: 11
Spd: 8

HP: PE+2
SDC: 28

Level equivalent: (To be filled by a GM)


Pretty much the same as the original:

Education Class: Upper Class "Just because you went to school doesn't mean that you studied hard. You always knew that you could rely on your parents – or at least their bank account."

Base Skills
Language: English 98%
Language: Zendraadi +20%
Math: Basic
Math Advanced -5%
Art: Painting -5%
Lore: High Society +25%
Lore: High School Pranks +15%
Navigation: Space -5%
Zero-G Movement -5%
EVA: attribute +5%

New.  I've had her join Spacy.  Is this ok?  Or would you like to have the character join as Intelligence?

Skill Programs: (Education table roll 07+13=20%) Trade School/on the job training  (Both skill programs used up to enter the Armed Forces; skill bonus: +20% & experienced (2 years) +8% skill programs, +4% other skills, +2 skills @ +11% and +9%.)

UN Spacy Basic
Climbing
Running
EVA
Movement Zero-G
WP Automatic Pistol
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-19, VAB-2
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 %)?

Parachuting 65%
First Aid 65%
Computer Operation 75%
Piloting: Airplane 89%
Piloting: Spaceships 80%
Espionage: Psychological Warfare 40%
Espionage: Intelligence 55%
Rogue: Lip reading 35%
Technical: Computer Programming 50%
Rogue: Computer Hacking 25%
Communication: Cryptography 45%
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
Psychiatry 45%
Horsemanship 44% [On horseback: +1 parry/dodge, +4 damage (aimed shots impossible)]
Fencing +1 strike and parry w/ WP Sword
Palming 35%

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Re: MSG - The Inovian (TMNT Macross): Isabella Nichole Harper
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2009, 12:40:44 PM »
The first revisions are done.  I've sent you a pm request because I wanted to make sure it was appropriate first.  Also I will be rewriting her history quite a bit later today.  The pm is going to apply to her worst secret and be cause for her worst enemy.