Name: Lyntael.exe
Gender: Female
Element: Electric
Subtype: Wind

Physical Appearance:

Lyntael is the Navi residing in Rogan's PET. Her name is in the Latin mode, and thus pronounced 'Lin-Tile'. Originally programmed by Rogan's brother, she resembles a young girl with a physical appearance of maybe sixteen at most, though she is slightly built even for that, making her apparent visual age drift a bit lower. Barely five feet tall, her hair is short and rough-cut, a light flaxen blonde above skin that is pale enough to blend with the tone well. Her eyes are a bright emerald green, just like Rogan's, and are wont to dance and sparkle merrily when she is happy.

Stuck on the border of burgeoning puberty, without tipping over into full adult-hood, Lyntael retains a slightly boyish figure that is athletic and toned. She wears a light vest that is a pastel yellow with comfortably broad shoulder straps and which ends high, just below where her breasts, if she had any notable endowment to speak of, would be. Sadly, as far as Lyntael is concerned, her chest is underwhelming, a light early-pubescent swell that is enough to notice, but not enough to require any more restraint that the vest itself provides. The open front of the vest is secured by a series of three leather button ties, evenly spaced across where her breasts would otherwise risk expose. One visible irony is that the ties and catches are graded, as though to allow for more support and room as she grows and fills out, though in reality it is unlikely that she ever will, and they will always remain at their tightest.

The high cut of her vest reveals her entire midriff, exposing a small stud piercing on her belly button, in a bright-smiling sunburst icon. Beneath that she wears a short skirt, pleated like a school-girl and in a deeper yellow colour than her top. It comes only down as far as her mid thighs, but in most cases seems to maintain something of an almost gravity-defying determination to protect her modesty. On the occasions when it fails in this task, she could originally have been seen to be wearing a virtually transparent pair of predominantly lace underwear that seems to do less of a job covering her than the valiant efforts of her skirt. The questionable undergarment has since been replaced in her default outfit by a more sensible, simple, pale yellow cotton pair that are plain and completely covering.

Lastly, when Lyntael was given to Rogan, she was wearing a pair of simple but sensible trainers, however, upon discovering that her PET had been given into the care of another, she promptly, and rather gleefully, cast them off, socks and all, and they haven't been seen since.

Lyntael's emblem is a small visible disc that sits only very slightly raised from her skin, about where one would expect a necklace or pendant to rest if it were worn. Its symbol is a yellow sunburst, overlayed with a white lightning bolt, vertically.

General Personality:

Lyntael was not really conceived of, and doesn't think of herself as, a combat-oriented Navi. She's friendly and always eager to meet, greet and make friends with new people, and while she is competitive and likes to push herself to be the best she can, she's also not fond of conflict and direct fighting. She has a very pronounced sensation of what she feels is right and wrong, and a strong will to stay true to that. As a result she has often, recently, been left nervous and uncomfortable by some of the work Rogan himself has done, and now utilises her, and her PET for. Regardless of this, she bears an overpoweringly loyal devotion to Rogan, and whether she came with that, or has simply grown enamoured with him in the time they've been together is hard to say. The result is that she is usually willing to put herself out and be pulled well out of her comfort zone for his sake, and to do as he tells her, even when doing so upsets her or makes her feel uncomfortable.

Like most young girls, when she is upset or sad, Lyntael's personal body language becomes more hesitant and closed, and she tends to stop making proper eye-contact with anyone. Her hair, usually springy, also becomes more languid, the rough edges lying down and hanging over her forehead.

There is very little that makes her genuinely angry; her disposition is of the kind to remain sunny in most cases and to look every to the brightest possible interpretation of any situation, however, repeated difficulty with a task she feels she ought to be able to complete or succeed at can lead her to grow increasingly frustrated with it. This is most notably visible when she becomes caught between her own ethics and Rogan's requirements of her: begin given a task that she is uncomfortable with, and doesn't wish to do, but still feels compelled to do her best at, for Rogan, will quickly drive her to frustrated anger if she struggles with it.

Weapon Customisation:

Perhaps as a result of not being programmed with combat foremost in mind, Lyntael has no visible buster. When she thinks about it, though, she feels a slight charged tingling around her wrists and hands, as well as about her ankles and feet. If she charges this sensation more, static and lightning will begin to crackle about the striking points of her hands and feet. The truth is that this is, in fact, her buster and how it works; its discharge can be made in totality through any of the four contact points, but it has no range whatsoever and can only be effectively used in melee strikes. Another difficulty with this is the manner in which her matrix charges her buster; if any of her four limbs are rendered non-functional or otherwise locked out of her control, this hampers her ability to charge up her buster almost completely, as all four points are required by her matrix to charge safely.

(OOC, her buster functions exactly like a regular buster, with the differences just rp-cosmetic, except that it is restricted to melee-only range, and, in rp cases, if for any reason any of her arms and or legs are out of action, her buster is restricted to simple shots, with no charging safely possible, excepting cases of sheer desperation, which can override this safety lockout, and which may well lead to disastrous results for her)

Lyntael's Overcharge

The more she has been forced into battle, the more Lyntael has learned about how her body responds to it. In particular, the way in which her electrical energy cycles leads to a peculiar issue that continues to hamper her effectiveness in battle. The more heavily she expends her natural charge, the more fiercely it rebuilds within her, soon outstripping her normal comfort zones, and this in turn can be relieved temporarily by further expending of her charge; this is a dangerously concentric circle, of course. If it grows too much for her, Lyntael will progressively lose cohesive ability to function normally in battle. As she grows stronger, and more accustomed to the effect, her limits will increase.

((This is a cosmetic effect, for Role-Play purposes. While it will determine what sorts of things Lyntael can and cannot do, and the manner in which she attempts them, it has no actual effect on her ability or statistics, in hard mechanical terms. That said, I intend to play it honestly and true, so, if it reaches a point of hampering her ability or capacity to function, expect that I will accept and impose that penalty on myself when taking action... and penalty it is: there is no 'positive' side to this effect, for Lyntael. Her limit is treated as her level number, and various signatures will cause differing amounts of charge build, or cool down, as well as her buster usage also causing build up.))

Overcharge Effect Listing

Quote (Buster)

Rp Overcharge Effect:
Basic: Expend, +0,
Half-Charged: Expend, +2,
Full Charge: Expend, +3

The expending of her charge in raw form, by way of her limited Buster has a variable impact upon her Overcharge, and is further impacted by the individual situation and emotional strains Lyntael herself is under at the time. Lyntael's capacity for managing her charge is growing, and she isn't as drained, relatively speaking, by the natural expenditures of her strikes, even though they continue to grow in strength. Too much will still cause her problems, however, and even smaller strikes contain enough power to stimulate her charge.

Quote ('My Pain is Real')

Multi-Stage: (On Set: Self-Slow2), Counter(When Hit): 40Elec, Knockback, Nova3
Rp Overcharge Effect: Expend, +1 On Set, +2 On Trigger

Description: The counter-wave of electricity that bursts out from Lyntael as a natural body response to being struck or injured. The potency of the recoil continues to grow, but even though she is getting more adept at dealing with this, and even holding it back at times, the overall drain that the explosion causes has equally grown more draining on her when it does occur. The sensation of excess charge burning beneath her skin is an uncomfortable distraction that hampers her reactions, and both the priming of the reaction and the expulsion of it cause her charge to react.

Quote ('And Lingers After')

Multi-Stage: (On Set: Self-Slow1), Counter(When Hit): 30Elec, Knockback, Nova2
Rp Overcharge Effect: Expend, +1 On Set, +1 On Trigger

Description: The recoil from Lyntael's counter-wave of electricity leaves smaller aftershocks in its wake now, less pronounced than the primary instinctive reaction, but equally automatic and difficult for her to suppress. Further hits after the initial recoil will generally bring about these lesser bursts if she continues to suffer blows.

Quote ('My Heart Falters')

80Elec Barrier, Buster Charge, Off-Target1
Rp Overcharge Effect: Cool Off, -2 on Activation

Description: The static barrier that forms when Lyntael is frightened or desperate for safety. It remains one of the most common ways that her body and natural instincts seek to defend themselves. Lyntael is comfortable enough now with how this defence mechanism works and feels that she can, in most cases, summon it at will if she tries to. Repeated practice has taught her to make progressively stronger and stronger fields, while not over-extending the diffusion effect that the shell works with her strikers to stabilise her internal charge.

Quote ('And Beats Anew')

50Elec Barrier, Buster Charge, Off-Target1
Rp Overcharge Effect: Cool Off, -1 on Activation

Description: Though there is some delay in Lyntael's capability to reform this barrier, it remains her most trusted go-to, and she can often recall it, or a weaker version of the field at least, in panic moments before the normal amount of energy has fully rebuilt itself.

Quote ('My Fear Rejected')

30Elec, Knockback, Spread2, Break, Shot-Type, Charge Burner1
Rp Overcharge Effect: Expend, +3 On Activation

Description: The close quarters expenditure that marks the odd dichotomy of Lyntael attempting to use abilities she fears, to prevent or dispel other fears that she has. Lyntael still fears the electricity that makes up a part of her essence, and fears being overcome by it, as well as the pain and discomfort it causes her when her charge builds up too much. She also fears being touched, or being in close contact from other beings, while simultaneously craving affectionate contact. She fears hurting people she cares for, but is terrified of being hurt or worse by the close contact of others. When this conflict comes to the fore, the expenditure of electricity that she releases forms as a forceful, shattering pulse of light and energy that ripples out from the main target she wishes to get away from herself. It tends to contain more physically damaging force that most of her expenditures, but relatively low actual electrical charge.

Quote ('My Thoughts Collected')

30Elec, Knockback, Spread2, Impact, Shot-Type, Charge Burner1
Rp Overcharge Effect: Expend, +3 On Activation

Description: As with her other weaker static pulses, borne of Lyntael's conflicts over fighting and the desire to get hostile forces away from her, this variant in concussive in nature, more apt for tearing apart or displacing fields and other energy constructions.

Quote ('My Anger Directed')

Take Aim, 180Elec, Knockback, Break, Impact, Slashing Shot-type, Charge-Burner 2
Rp Overcharge Effect: Expend, +6 On Activation

Description: The most dangerous manifestation of her charge continues to grow in strength has Lyntael's own limits increase. The effect is still primarily driven by extremes of anger or indignation, resulting in a powerful and destructive bolt of raw electrical current. Its effects on Lyntael are still equally disastrous, though she has more experience with this type of expenditure now than she once had. It remains beyond her capabilities to summon at will, and attempts to do so when she isn't already extremely worked up continue to result in failure and frustration. When instinct, desperation and a deal of excess charge align, however, this bolt dazzles the surrounding area with its ferocity and seems quite unexpected to be coming from such a quiet and timid person.

Quote ('As I Look To The Sky')

40Elec Knockback, Nova4, Homing, Shot-type, Charge-Burner 2
Rp Overcharge Effect: Expend, +6 On Activation

Description: Often, when conflict has gotten Lyntael over her head, she struggles to manage the amount of excess charge that builds up in her body, and continues to build faster and faster the longer a fight goes on. At times, she is stymied for any real way to release that energy, and this final bursting explosion of sparks is the result of a build up that she can hold onto no longer. Without any control, Lyntael's body is left to the mercy of her charge for several second as a mass of arcing bolts of lightning escape her form in every direction, striking out at anything and everything around her viciously. The bolts generally leave the girl drained and collapsing, but any that fail to find a target in the initial explosion continue to zap erratically about the field seeking conductive bodies to ground themselves on.

Quote ('A Manifest Spirit')

Passive: 15Elec, Nova2
Rp Overcharge Effect: Cool Off, -1 Each turn that it is in effect.

Description: The stabilising pulse of electrical fall-off that is her body's first recourse for balancing out an excess of electrical charge. Lyntael's fear of hurting anyone who touches her remains, despite a few important positive interactions here and there. She continues to fight hard to suppress this natural effect most of the time, and keep her skin as safe as possible. In combat, and situations where she can allow it to pulse, however, this has held back its growth, and her ability to self-stabilise through this consistent pulsing has not improved as much as her other abilities and reactions.
The Story So Far:

Lyntael's earliest memories are very vague to her. Something like a half-recalled dream. This is perhaps unusual for a navi, but Lyntael herself is arguably an unusual navi. It would be incorrect to say that she was created, as she is, by Eric O'Conaill, but he is the one responsible for bringing her into being. Built from the ground up as a navi that would be considered highly sophisticated and forefront in the field of personable, realistic and genuinely sentient AIs, Eric then bestowed on her his personal masterpiece, Sunseed, causing her conscious awareness and sentience to bloom, grow and change at an accelerated rate, keying off every possible facet of her, her body, and her surroundings to assist in letting her become her own completely unique individual, beyond any degree of coding. Indeed, to examine her base code now would be borderline unintelligible; certainly it would be impossible to manually affect any aspect of her personality now, any more than you could edit the neural architecture of a living creature.

She remembers her early days, spent with Eric, and his two house-navis, Caminus and Servare, fondly, and often misses the time spent there, care free and delighted by the way every new experience was something fascinating. It has only been a few short months, in reality, since she came into Rogan's care, and thus the majority of her life, but to her those days feel like a long time ago.

You can see the first moments of Lyntael's life, Here.

Since becoming Rogan's navi, Lyntael has developed an all-eclipsing devotion to him; a strangeness that defies explanation in light of the fact that Rogan himself doesn't even see or treat Lyntael as a person at all, but rather an interactive tool. Nevertheless, she finds her care for him leading her to swallow any and all objections she might have towards his actions, his line of work, or the way he treats her personally, against doing anything and everything that she can to help him, or to do as he asks or needs. At times, this has led to her being forced into battle with viruses that she doesn't know how to fight, in order to carry out his instructions.

In particular she has discovered that her own body and instincts seem to have a couple of minor defence mechanisms which she is still trying to get under control. More worrisome, however, is that the simple act of expending her electrical energy seems to cause her body to over-compensate as it recharges, leading her to feel the need to expend her charge again, and again, with the regain being faster and more pressing each time, until she has a proper chance to rest. Along with this, is the difficult fact that, each exertion of her electrical energy seems to put an ever increasing strain on her, to the point that it begins to physically hurt. These two features of her body combined have served to make the concept of fighting viruses seriously an even more upsetting and daunting task for her than it was before she discovered this.

As much as Rogan doesn't sleep for long stretches, Lyntael has recently taken it into her mind that she can be of more help to him if she can do something to earn upkeep for herself when he doesn't have need of her. As far as the girl is concerned, this means when he is sleeping, since he might need her for something at any other time. As of yet, however, one instance of getting lost and being chased, and another highly embarrassing series of events, have not really led to her feeling very successful on this score. If you really want, you can see what happened those times, Here, and Here.

While working for Rogan on any of his clandestine operations, Lyntael has, most of the time, found herself simply having to flee any hostile virus activity due in part to her own lack of battle prowess, and also her need to keep up with whatever Rogan himself needs her to be doing. On a recent trip to Scilab, however, She found herself the subject of brief attention when she helped Rogan meet a pretty young woman, and they decided to send her into the SciLab net with the other lady's navi. As embarrassing as it was to have her lack of fighting ability drawn attention to, Lyntael herself was still at least a little bit excited by the prospect, if mostly for the chance to meet and talk with another navi; something she'd had precious little chance to do of her own free will since coming to Rogan.

It was only then that she realised Rogan intended to use her, her new friend, and her operator as well, all as cover for more work, and that he expected her to both help and be complicit in it as well. It was with her spirits thus dampened that she took to the net with the other far more competent navi, and worked to cover Rogan's independent net dive. Along the way her growing complex about being touched only deepened further, as she discovered the limits of her body and what she could, and couldn't handle. You can read that little adventure Here.
While this first adventure in SciLab with her new friend went almost as well as she could have hoped for Lyntael, it wasn't long before Rogan returned under cover of night for a more important set of objectives. This time, Lyntael herself had very specific work to do alongside her operator, and regardless of her own moral objection to the clandestine operations she worked hard to do what Rogan needed of her. The mission went smoothly, at first, but fell apart when Lyntael ended up trapped in a unpleasant encounter with a navi that had been left on watch against just such an intrusion. Ultimately she was rescued by Rogan before any irrevocable crimes were committed against her, but Lyntael was still badly traumatised by the encounter, while Rogan himself was shaken. The second trip to SciLab can be read, Here, and Here.

Still reeling from the abusive encounter with Vigilance, Lyntael fled the comfortless cold walls of her PET in search of a chance to get some distance and space, and take some time to herself in relative safety and comfort, choosing to sneak out to the hot springs of Yoka net for a time without Rogan's knowledge. As much as there were some positive points to this, and she managed to spend time reflecting on herself and her situation, the net refused to stay safe for her for very long, and she ended up pushed into conflict in an effort to help and protect new friends. Still unable to fully control her own electricity, however, Lyntael found herself overwhelmed and burning out. to her great horror and distress, she ended up harming the creatures she was trying to befriend, in the midst of reliving the events of SciLab in her mind. She was helped by another navi, named Ion, who gave her a card for an organisation that specialised in helping navis with difficulties like she was having, before he had to leave and Lyntael had to return to Rogan before she was discovered absent. This outing can be read Here.

Rogan himself continued to struggle with his own views towards the girl, and in the aftermath of Lyntael's traumas, and her inability to do as Rogan requested of her, the uncomfortable strain on their relationship continued. Lyntael retreated on herself, while Rogan grew more distant once again, focusing solely on his work. You can see some of their exchanges Here and Here.

Eventually, however, new work needed both of them, and after a period of time stretching into weeks of hurting quiet, they answered another of Varda's priority contracts, Here, then set out for Okuden.

The difficulties in communicating stretched while Rogan prepared for the work, while Lyntael quietly feared the part she would need to play. Despite this, however, and despite even her lingering post-traumatic difficulties, she managed to work through what Rogan needed of her for most of the evening, even handling herself in conflict with a moderate amount of stability... Some of the time at least. For Lyntael, the mission fell apart again when, at the end point of it, she discovered none other than Vigilance, left on guard once again and apparently the navi belonging to the very individual Rogan was focused on. Unable to go further, Lyntael's trepidation crumbled into a complete non-functional panic attack and Rogan was forced to extract her from the network without getting as much information as he had hoped. You can read more about the Okuden mission Here, and Here.

Despite what both of them would end up viewing as a partial failure, their work was nevertheless counted as successful by Varda, and the conversations that followed between Rogan and Lyntael over the next few days were, if not smoother, then at least more communicative and more compromising. Rogan found himself no longer able to really deny the genuine emotions that the small program caused for him, even if he still consigned them to foolishness, and Lyntael found herself more resolved to help him, after realising that despite his words and cold attitude, Rogan wasn't going to abandon her. That conversation happens Here. While he was working, Lyntael took this resolve and sneaked out again to do another mission for the GNA, in an effort to grow stronger for him, and you can read how that went Here.

Now, with his most recent business dealings done and with room to breath from the pressures of Varda's employers, Rogan plans to do some research of his own about the situation he has been uncovering amidst all of this, while also forcing his navi to grow more used to conflict and combat, and break her of her fear and panic in dangerous situations.