First name: Phyllis
School / Class:
School of Melee / Offensive Warrior
Team / Role:
‘Black Wolves’ / Executive Officer
Zethera is the executive officer of the ‘Black Wolves’ team. She therefore handles the orders passed down by her commanding officer, essentially relaying tactics while in battle.
20 years old (Born July 5th 2961)
Height / Weight:
1.75 meters / 65 kilograms
Signs of Mutation:
Red Eyes, Mother may have died due to radiation
Although happy that his daughter was unharmed, Michael took his wife’s death as a severe blow, forcing him into solitude while an emotional chaos raged inside him. Phyllis was soon the only stable part of his life, and while he believed that the best life for Phyllis was in the military sector rather than in the economical or science sectors, he soon lost his job as a guard. With no money and no job to keep him a home in the family barracks, the small family was forced to move to another city to find work. The departure for Aequitas of the M3 dome took place on Phyllis’ third birthday.
While the first months were turbulent as the duo found themselves strangers in the new city, two years quickly passed without much notice. Phyllis and her father did not feel connected with Aequitas until a prominent Scientia family, the Hearts, moved into Aequitas. Phyllis soon befriended the daughter of the Heart family, Eve Heart, although Phyllis was more of a tomboyish military brat than a friend fit for the daughter of now one of Aequitas’ most rich families.
However, the serenity was not meant to last forever. Michael fought to keep his family fed, having to take on other jobs than being a guard. As the prospects of working at a harvest town were better than working in the dome, Michael soon decided to leave the city. Knowing that he might be away for several years, he pleaded the Heart family into taking care of his daughter. Soon after an agreement was made, Michael left for the harvest town ‘Sol’, a small uranium mine.
The news did not come unexpected: Aequitas had lost their harvest town ‘Sol’, the last they had. Phyllis now found herself alone at the age of 10, her father still alive but somewhere out in the world. As Phyllis sought isolation from society, her friend Eve kept her going. While she often longed for the company of her father, she would hone his teaching by practicing martial arts. By the age of 14, she was mature enough to enroll in Aequitas’ military school, choosing to specialize in melee combat. With her father’s two swords as her only possessions, she began taking basic fighting courses and well as leadership courses.
Three years of school quickly passed by, and Phyllis soon found herself graduating as a front line warrior, her age of 17 leaving her one of the youngest on her team. She found employment in the defense forces of Aequitas, fighting to keep the city safe of the spawn and training her weapon skills. As three years more passed by, Phyllis began to isolate herself, her mind finally reacting to the fact that she was alone with no education to steal her thoughts. While she had been under the care of the Heart family, she had never felt at home amongst them. Her home soon became the barracks in which she lived, waiting for the day Aequitas’ journey would lead them back to harvest town ‘Sol’, where her father started his path into the unknown.
Zethera’s hair color is brown, while her eyes are naturally red. It is believed by doctors and scientists that this discoloring of her irises has been caused by a radioactivity-induced mutation of her chromosomes. Some doctors even believe her eye color to be related with the cause of her mother’s death, but the investigation has only been faint.
Zethera and her family’s origins can be traced back to the United States of America and from there to the European mainland. Her skin tone is white, although her high exposure to sun has left her somewhat tanned.
Zethera has received the proper assault training to allow her the role of an offensive soldier, making her possible as part of a charging spearhead. Unless she is put into an army role where her movements would be restricted (e.g. a defense column), she will be able to stand her ground with her unusual weapon choice.
Zethera has shown herself unable to carry any armor heavier than the standard female medium armor (her issued one weighing approx. 10 kilograms), and it is therefore doubted whether or not she will be able to respond to any medical issues regarding her team mates.
Zethera wields two near-identical carbon-reinforced titanium swords in combat. Given to her by her father, the red sword carried in her right hand symbolizes war and the hardships of humanity, while the blue sword carried in her left hand symbolizes peace and justice. The swords are stored in scabbards worn on the back of her armor. The following image shows a recent picture of the right hand sword lacking its red color:
With a blade length of approx. 1 meter, the titanium blade weighs 1.5 kilograms, giving Phyllis enough force of impact while still allowing a quite nimble fighting style. Both swords including scabbards add a total weight of 3.2 kilograms to her combat weight.
While the swords are quite plain visually, drawing on the standard design of a medieval Europe sword, they have been forged by hand, ensuring the strength and quality of blade and hilt. Unlike mass produced weapons, the swords will not be bent out of shape by simple use: A source of heat is needed to deform them.
As a secondary weapon, Phyllis carries a small military knife. While kept on her in combat, the purpose of the dagger is to fulfill the role of an all-purpose tool rather than being used as a weapon.
Zethera carries the standard medium armor of the Aequitas Combat Teams due to her financial state as well as physical capabilities. While a heavy, plated armor would have been suited better for offensive melee charges, Zethera would have to give up most of her mobility as well as attack power to bear it.
Standard Medium Armor
Underneath the armor’s parts she carries a black standard issue jump suit designed to keep the body ventilated and keep the armor away from her flesh. While it is not required to wear jump suits under one’s armor, Phyllis prefers this as the metal of her armor is quite unpleasant to touch, let alone wear for several hours.
Unlike the standard armor however, Zethera’s armor has red markings along the shoulders and chest to identify herself as an officer. She also carries a small, white, sleeveless tabard with her team’s logo, the black wolf.
Zethera is rarely seen in crowded areas, which is concerning as her choice of life style requires interaction with other humans in order to succeed. Contrary to her “civil” state however, Zethera has throughout her short military career shown herself as a mentally stabile soldier and officer, her actions towards fellow soldiers both on and off the battlefield creating mutual respect from those underneath her. Although she would not be deemed fit for the role of a commanding officer or a higher rank at the time of this examination, as her sparse interaction with her soldiers outside the battlefield leaves her quite alienated, she has attracted enough attention to be promoted to executive officer.
Zethera’s relationship with the Heart family seems split: The fact that she has always been a stranger in the family taking care of her is quite easily observed, but her friendship with Eve Heart has helped her keep in contract with the world around her, securing her current position in the city.
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