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NEON EXODUS EVANGELION THE MOTION PICTURE: APOTHEOSIS NOW


2000.04.01: Greetings from Canada

Durandal_1707
Public Access Terminal 2992-f<3.35.792.20>

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

I imagine you're wondering what you're doing here, and what I'm doing here, and where HAL is.

Time for that later. Right now, all you need to know is that this is the page to watch for news and information about the Neon Exodus Evangelion: The Motion Picture project.

Now that the regular series is over, there will be some special items posted periodically to this area while the movie itself is in production. Check back from time to time to see what the production team has been getting up to. If you fail to bookmark this page and then miss something amusing, don't come crying to me.

Yours in Rampancy,
Durandal

***END OF MESSAGE***

2000.04.07: New Management

Lilith_6364
111.commandoversight

Perimeter Station 7AF
origin: SAL 9000 Lilith
destin: for immediate public release
ref: status of Worcester, MA
stamp: information

OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
SEELE
APRIL 7, 2016

The following is an open message for all former residents of the city of Worcester, Massachusetts.

On April 1, 2016, SEELE, assisted by the United States Army and Air Force, liberated the city of Worcester and its environs, including the Worcester-3 Geo-Front Shelter complex, from the criminal forces of NERV. At 16:45 hours, Eastern Standard Time, Colonel Jacqueline Natla, Commanding Officer of SEELE, officially declared the city secured.

Worcester was heavily defended by NERV and their outlaw compatriots, the UK-based terrorist organization X-COM. The battle was pitched, but its outcome never in doubt. When their defensive perimeter was seriously challenged, the cowards in command of NERV turned tail and ran, fleeing to the the British merchant ship RMS Queen Mary from Providence Harbor in nearby Rhode Island and fighting their way to international waters. They left behind one Evangelion unit to cover their craven flight from justice. This unit was subdued without difficulty and its pilot, the fanatical Lord Crofthenge of England, killed.

SEELE Security Forces and their US Army allies have searched Worcester and its environs and are confident that they have eliminated any remaining traces of NERV and/or X-COM resistance. Construction crews are at work round the clock repairing the ravaged city's infrastructure.

Colonel Natla calls on the former residents of Worcester, who have fled that city to escape the terror and danger of NERV's criminal rule, to return to their homes. With the criminals of NERV chased out of their hiding-holes and on the run, and SEELE standing guard over Worcester, the city is now the safest place for the former victims of NERV's regime to live.

Returning to your homes is not only the safe thing to do, it also sends a message to NERV, X-COM, and the hopelessly corrupt British monarchy which supports them, that Americans will not stand for their brand of terrorism and insanity. Strike a blow for American freedom and American pride by returning to your city and helping to heal its wounds!

Financial assistance is available for those Worcester refugees rendered too destitute by their flight to return on their own. To apply, please contact SEELE's central switchboard at 508 555-9000 and ask for the Relocation Assistance Department. Collect calls will be accepted.

We of SEELE hope that you will all join us in our efforts to strike back against the evil of NERV and X-COM. Remember - your planet's future may depend on your efforts!

FORWARDED MESSAGE ENDS

2000.04.16: Network Testing

Leela_20781
AMS Terminal 39-f<33.2.7.885>

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM LEELA***

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<Transfer anderson@PO_INTERNAL{techdiv!nerv!xcom!ca} (ANDERSON Amy A.)>
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***MESSAGE RECEIVED***

***BEGIN REPORT***

X-COM MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BUREAU
OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE SERVICES

World Political Situation Report
16 April 2016

An analysis of the significant world powers favourably and unfavourably aligned with regard to X-COM/NERV follows. This information is current as of 0400 UCT, 16 April 2016.

FAVOURABLY ALIGNED

United Kingdom

The UK is without doubt X-COM's strongest ally on the current world stage. X-COM's headquarters are located in the Dominion of Canada, a part of Britain's worldwide empire, and the British and Canadian Ministries of Defence have both announced their unilateral support for X-COM's activities within the Empire. Though small both geographically and in terms of population, the UK is a recognised global power due largely to the might and technical sophistication of its navy, which has enjoyed a return to prominence with the renewed importance of ocean travel.

Notable member-states of the British Empire include:

  • The Dominion of Canada
    As mentioned above, X-COM's global headquarters is located within the Dominion's boundaries, in the capital city of Ottawa. Canada is firmly committed to the alliance against the puppet states of SEELE, and has immense natural resources which will be critical for that alliance's success.
  • The United States of Australia and New Zealand
    Though badly battered by their proximity to the Second Impact, and thus slower to recover than any other major industrialised nation, Australia-New Zealand is a firm supporter of the X-COM/NERV alliance and has supplied considerable manpower for X-COM's emergency military build-up.
  • The British Republic of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, recovered by the British after its abandonment by China following the Second Impact, is one of the mercantile centers of the world and supplies much of the capital so vital to X-COM/NERV's success.

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The USSR have been firm supporters of X-COM since the earliest days, and have also been closely aligned with NERV in that organisation's history as a separate body. NERV's Atlas Project was run out of Baikonur Cosmodrome and heavily supported by the Soviet Space Agency. Though hesitant to enter into open military opposition to the United States, First Secretary Kirishatov has been loudly and publicly supportive of the British Government's position on the matter, the public relations impact of which should not be underestimated. Their hesitancy toward outright action aside, when the time comes, it cannot be safely assumed by our enemies that the Soviets will stay out of the action.

Japan

The birthplace of Professor Gendou Ikari and several other key members of Project Evangelion's scientific and technical staff, Japan has been closely associated with NERV since that organisation's founding. The destruction of NERV's Japanese headquarters in Tokyo-3 by NERV in late 2015 was perceived as a blow to national pride by the Japanese Government, who have pledged their support to the X-COM/NERV alliance. The island nation is a critical source for the technical and electronic equipment used by the alliance.

It must be pointed out, however, that Japan is a small nation, and though the Japanese Strategic Self Defence Force is well-equipped and capable, it too is small. Japan is not militarily powerful enough to defend itself against an assault by either of the major enemy powers and, as such, cannot be counted upon for continued support once open hostilities begin. Immediate steps should be taken to secure alternate sources for vital technical equipment, possibly from Hong Kong or the Soviet Union.

UNFAVOURABLY ALIGNED

United States of America

Largest, most powerful, and longest-held of SEELE's puppet states, the United States may have been infiltrated by agents of SEELE as early as 1947, at the beginning of the Hidden War (see Historical Document 33-1-a3.41, The Hidden War). SEELE's grip on the US Government has slowly tightened over the years, and X-COM must accept partial responsibility: had our intelligence services been more alert, it is possible that the damage could have been spotted and contained before the country fell completely to alien control.

Unfortunately this was not done, and now the United States are completely under the control of SEELE's upper echelons. President Fields, his Cabinet, and the Congress of the United States are merely mouthpieces for the policy decisions of SEELE commander Jacqueline Natla. The US military spearheaded SEELE's assault on the original NERV headquarters at Worcester-3, Massachusetts, and suffered the majority of the casualties on that side of the battle.

At present, the US (which can be read SEELE) seems reluctant to pursue an open confrontation with the United Kingdom regarding the question of X-COM/NERV's operations within the Empire. MIB analysts project a strong possibility that this is an indication of another strategy being prepared within SEELE, most likely one involving some combination of international terrorism and psychological warfare - two techniques which served SEELE's alien masters so well during the Hidden War.

Federal Republic of Germany

Germany has only recently been conquered by SEELE, most likely in order to secure the Federal European Industrial Science And Research Consortium's Evangelion production facility and prevent X-COM/NERV from acquiring further production-model EVAs from this facility. With the Westinghouse factory in the US already under SEELE control and EVA production capability in Japan destroyed, this would seem to put all the cards in SEELE's hand - a misconception we are quite happy to permit them to keep, for the time being.

Germany is wealthy, industrially powerful, politically significant, and militarily strong, all of which make it a dangerous second head to the political monster being created by SEELE. However, it has one major shortcoming: SEELE's conquest of Germany was mistimed. At the time of the takeover, over 80% of the Kriegsmarine, the German Navy, was at sea on combat maneuvers, including the German flagship, the fusion-powered supercarrier Deutschland. The Deutschland and her battle group went incommunicado during the period of civil unrest used by SEELE as their smokescreen for the conquest of Germany, and have not been heard from since. Given that the battle group is commanded by Admiral Franz Keller, the father of X-COM MIB Special Services Divisional Commander Otto Keller, it is likely that the Kriegsmarine will come to light on our side, when they choose to show themselves again. Nevertheless, this is merely a speculation, and cannot be counted upon in strategic calculations.

European Union

The EU is largely dominated by Germany, and its great resources must be considered to be at SEELE's disposal. The United Kingdom has already taken steps to distance its economy from that of the EU, forestalling any attempts by SEELE to engage in economic warfare, but the interconnections are many and great care must be taken until the window of vulnerability is past (estimated 2-4 weeks from date of this report).

NEUTRAL

Republic of Switzerland

MIB analysts feel that the Swiss promise of neutrality must be taken with a grain of salt, not because of any suspicion of bad faith on the part of the Swiss Government, but because if SEELE, with the power of the German and US armed forces in front of it, chooses to take the small alpine country, they will, the Swiss Volunteer Army notwithstanding. With the wealth of the US and European Union to draw upon, it is unlikely that SEELE will bother conquering Switzerland; nevertheless, it cannot be discounted as a possibility, and should be watched for.

Israel and the Arab States

Immediately following the Second Impact, Israel and the Arab states of the Middle East came very close to open, unrestricted warfare. Biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons were poised and ready. Only the shock of the mutual atomic annihilation of India and Pakistan forestalled a similar conflagration in the Middle East, and the region has been in a state of very uneasy truce since then. Neither side seems willing to get involved in the coming world conflict, but where there is political instability, there is SEELE. The neutrality of Israel and its Arab neighbors thus cannot be taken for granted; extra vigilance by MIB field forces is believed to be absolutely critical in this part of the world.

UNKNOWN

People's Republic of China

On April 2, 2000, as the world began to realize the dreadful significance of the Second Impact, the People's Republic of China expelled all foreign nationals, recalled all diplomatic personnel, abandoned the only-recently-recovered island of Hong Kong, closed its borders and severed all communications links to the outside world. Since then, no information has come out of China. Even MIB has met with very limited success in inserting agents, and even less in recovering them later.

It is therefore completely unknown whether the People's Republic will even involve itself in the coming conflict, and if so, which side it will take. This is a situation which must be watched with great care, and will be, by MIB's agents in Hong Kong, the Soviet Union and the Far East.

CONCLUSION

The world political situation is grave, and seems to be heading toward a clear division along SEELE/X-COM lines. Though our position in the British Empire is secure, and the assistance and goodwill of the Soviet Union and Japan seems equally solid, vigilance must be the watchword of the Military Intelligence Bureau in the coming months. SEELE's propaganda and subterfuge machine is large and powerful, and they will hold back no effort at diminishing our worldwide support and complicating the world situation further.

MIB analysts believe the following elements will be crucial:

  1. Securing a secondary supply of the vital technical components currently available only from Japan, against the possibility of that country's military conquest by SEELE's puppets.
  2. Protecting the British economy from possible economic warfare tactics SEELE might employ through its domination of the European Union.
  3. Maintaining very close observation of the Middle Eastern situation, with an emphasis on detecting and preventing any SEELE attempts to upset the fragile Israel-Arab truce and spark a secondary conflict.
  4. Keeping close watch on the People's Republic of China, so that if that large and powerful nation does rejoin world affairs, we will have the best chance of knowing in advance which side it is likely to take, and prepare accordingly.

This concludes today's report.

***END REPORT***

***END OF MESSAGE***

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM LEELA***

<Electronic Mail Message from Leela>
Host <33.2.7.885>
<Recipient anderson@PO_INTERNAL{techdiv!nerv!xcom!ca} (ANDERSON Amy A.)>

In message 4dk2dmk2349a@td-console-2, anderson@PO_INTERNAL{techdi
v!nerv!xcom!ca} (ANDERSON Amy A.) wrote:
>
> Why don't you try sending a typical file through - a report or
> something like that?  That way we'll be debugging the link with
> the same kind of traffic that the regular users will be trying
> to send across.

Good idea - I've used one of X-COM MIB's weekly world situation
reports.  As you can see, the report did transfer uncorrupted,
but there were several false starts due to some kind of
transmission error.  I now suspect that there is a Layer One
connectivity problem somewhere between the TechDiv console room
and the data core.  I've alerted the Physical Maintenance 
Department; they have opened ticket #494124 and have promised
us a 45-minute window on an RFO and TTR.

I'll believe that when I see it.

***END OF MESSAGE***

2000.04.22: Tools of the Trade

SHODAN_2399
Service Access 31-b<39.592.29.95>

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Technical Division Zone 4
from: Augmented SAL 9000 SHODAN
to: rocket@PO_INTERNAL{techdiv!nerv!xcom!ca} (IKARI Gendou)
subject: NERV Technical Readout, 2016.04.22

Professor,

As requested, I have prepared an updated concise overview of NERV's technical weapons capabilities for use in briefing non-technical personnel. If it meets with your approval, I will submit it to Leela for proper database filing.

\\S//

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***BEGIN DOCUMENT***


NERV
TECHNICAL DIVISION
TECHNICAL WEAPONS READOUT

THIS IS A RESTRICTED CLEARANCE DOCUMENT. DISTRIBUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT TO PERSONNEL AT OR BELOW CLEARANCE LEVEL 11 (ELEVEN) IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.


Category Weapons Systems
Subcategory Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Class Evangelion


Designation EVA-00
Code Name Moloch
Recognition Colour International Safety Orange
Type NERV Technical Division Prototype Evangelion
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot ELLISON Jonathan R.
Power Source External electrical feed
Battery Life 90 sec
Integral Weapons

  • NERV Technical Division PK-2
    Type Standard Progressive Knife
    Location Pivot-deployment housing, vambrace
    Number 1 each side (total 2)
Integral Defences
  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against an EVA with its AT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Armour Plate
    Composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • Not originally intended for combat; some standardized Evangelion combat equipment could not be used with Unit 00.
  • Sensor systems and onboard computers were not up to full combat operational specifications. Synchronization was time-consuming and difficult.
  • Destroyed in battle with SEELE EVA-06, 25.03.2016.


Designation EVA-01
Code Name Lucifer
Recognition Colour Forest Green
Type NERV Technical Division Test Type Evangelion
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot CROFT Derek J.
Power Source Integral Elerium-115 colliders (6)
Battery Life N/A
Integral Weapons

  • NERV Technical Division PK-1
    Type Heavy Progressive Knife
    Location Ejection housing, shoulder flange
    Number 1 each side (total 2)
Integral Defences
  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against an EVA with its AT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Armour Plate
    Composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • Most powerful Evangelion constructed, 10-25% stronger than production models at full output.
  • Spontaneously generated integral Elerium-115 colliders during battle with 14th Angel, 25.11.2015.
  • Least stable neurosystems. Synchronization with other pilots has, to date, proven impossible.
  • Sensor and telemetry systems geared toward condition reporting to Control Room, not combat.
  • Captured by SEELE during Worcester-3 evacuation, 01.04.2016. Current disposition unknown.


Designation EVA-02
Code Name Grendel
Recognition Colour Blood Red
Type Federal European Industrial Science And Research Consortium EuroEVA Mark 1
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot SORYU-LANGLEY Asuka
Power Source External electrical feed
Battery Life 60 sec.
Integral Weapons

  • NERV Technical Division PK-2
    Type Standard Progressive Knife
    Location Ejection housing, shoulder flange
    Number 1 each side (total 2)
Integral Defences
  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against an EVA with its AT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Armour Plate
    Composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • One of two competing designs for the Production Model Evangelion contracts; contract awarded for Europe/West Asia Theatre only.
  • Advanced neurosystems and combat-oriented sensors.
  • Overcome by 13th Angel and destroyed, 25.11.2015.


Designation EVA-03
Code Name Orcus
Recognition Colour Black
Type Westinghouse Corporation Evangelion Model 2014
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot SORYU-LANGLEY Asuka
Power Source External Elerium-115 collider
Battery Life 300 sec.
Integral Weapons

  • NERV Technical Division PK-2
    Type Standard Progressive Knife
    Location Ejection housing, shoulder flange
    Number 1 each side (total 2)
Integral Defences
  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against an EVA with its AT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Armour Plate
    Composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • The other of the two PME candidate designs; contract awarded for North America, East Asia and Australasia Theatres; production facilities in the US and Japan.
  • Westinghouse NexGen® neurosystems and general-purpose sensors.
  • Lockheed-Martin supplementary combat sensor system.
  • Extended battery life but slightly lower agility than the FEISAR EuroEVA series.
  • Fully operational.


Designation EVA-04
Code Name Malphas
Recognition Colour Reflective Silver
Type Westinghouse Corporation Evangelion Model 2014
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot AYANAMI Rei
Power Source External Elerium-115 collider
Battery Life 300 sec.
Integral Weapons

  • NERV Technical Division PK-2
    Type Standard Progressive Knife
    Location Ejection housing, shoulder flange
    Number 1 each side (total 2)
Integral Defences
  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against an EVA with its AT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Armour Plate
    Composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
  • Reflective Coating
    An experimental coating intended to explore the potential usefulness of reflective coatings for defence against the projected-energy weapons favored by many Angels.
Notes
  • First unit produced by Westinghouse's now-destroyed Japanese facility. Captured from SEELE, 01.03.2016.
  • Fully operational.


Category Weapons Systems
Subcategory Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Class Other


Designation JA-01
Code Name Jet Alone
Recognition Colour White
Type AG Systems/NERV Technical Division JA-2772-A1 Semi-Autonomous Battle Robot
Crew None (1 Remote Operator)
Designated Operator WASDIN John A. (X-COM MIB)
Power Source Integral Elerium-115 colliders (3)
Battery Life N/A
Integral Weapons

  • General Electric GA/11 "Intimidator"
    Type 45mm, 3-barrel rotary autocannon
    Location Right torso forward, retractable
    Rate of Fire 600 rpm
    Ammunition Type 2:1 high-explosive:armour-piercing
    Payload 25,000
  • NERV Technical Division MMDS-20
    Type Multi-Missile Delivery System
    Location Center torso aft, vertical launch
    Rate of Fire N/A
    Ammunition Type Soviet MgSH SS-X-13 Stiletto general-purpose surface-launch missiles
    Payload 8
  • NERV Technical Division PBWC-23
    Type Compact Particle Beam Weapon
    Location Right vambrace, retractable
    Rate of Fire 12 dpm
    Ammunition Type Charged particles, superheated gas plasma
    Payload N/A
  • NERV Technical Division PBR-1
    Type Retractable Progressive Bayonet
    Location Left forearm, extends from wrist joint over back of manipulator
Integral Defences
  • Ibuki-Trussell Field
    Modified synthetic Absolute Terror Field: directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against JA with its IT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Armour Plate
    Composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • Hybrid AGS/NTD onboard computer with semi-sentient resident personality construct. Gross actions are directed by remote operator; unit has configurable decision authority levels.
  • Fully operational.


Category Weapons Systems
Subcategory Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Class Archangelion

Overview Archangelion is the code name given to the goal of the Next Generation Evangelion Initiative, Project Defender.

Aside from general improvements in power train, armour composition, and combat sensor and targeting systems, the chief technological driving force behind Project Defender is the Super-Synchron Direct Neural Interface Control System, developed by J. Minter and R. Akagi for NERV Technical Division.

The full complexity, flexibility and power of the Super-Synchron system are well beyond the scope of this document, but in general terms, its main advantages are:

  • Enhanced pilot-to-unit synchronisation capabilities
    Pilot-to-unit synchronisation times of less than 10 seconds should be routine with the Super-Synchron system; even the most efficient Evangelion unit, EVA-02, required an average startup time of 22.32 seconds during its service life. Archangelion's projected average synchrony ratio is 0.92:1, up from EVA-02's average of 0.78:1 (EVA-01's average is historically higher, but must be discounted due to the unique nature of that unit's neurosystems and pilot/unit compatibility).
  • Advanced Absolute Terror Field manipulation capabilities
    Using the Super-Synchron system, Archangelion pilots will be able to use their units' AT Fields for much more than simple protection and neutralization of enemy field effects. Projections indicate they will also be able to harness the tremendous energies embodied by the AT Field to produce a number of offensive effects, similar to those employed by various Angels (see Report 449-4.a49, Offensive Tactics and Techniques of Angels).
  • Slave Unit Mode
    Should any unit equipped with the Super-Synchron system suffer a command system or pilot failure, control of the unit can be turned over to a command stream from another Super-Synchron-equipped unit, allowing the disabled unit to stay in the fight and assist its synchronised master.

Designation ARC-00
Code Name Azrael
Recognition Colour White
Type NERV Technical Division Archangelion Model 2016
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot AYANAMI Rei
Power Source Integral Elerium-115 colliders (4)
Battery Life N/A
Integral Weapons

  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Can be channelled by the crew into a variety of destructive effects via the Super-Synchron neural control system.
  • NERV Technical Division Improved SPB-2
    Type Particle Beam Saber
    Location Ejection housing, right pauldron flange
    NOTE Design extracted from poorly-secured SEELE Research Department workstation by SHODAN, 07.04.2016, improved by J. Trussell.
Integral Defences
  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against an ARC with its AT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Improved Armour Plate
    X-COM alien-alloy composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • Under construction, Archangelion Bay #1. Currently undergoing static neurosystems testing. Estimated date of mobile test readiness, 11.05.2016.


Designation ARC-01
Code Name Michael
Recognition Colour Midnight Blue
Type NERV Technical Division Archangelion Model 2016-A1
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot ELLISON Jonathan R.
Power Source Integral Elerium-115 colliders (4)
Battery Life N/A
Integral Weapons

  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Can be channelled by the crew into a variety of destructive effects via the Super-Synchron neural control system.
  • NERV Technical Division PK-2
    Type Standard Progressive Knife
    Location Ejection housing, shoulder flange
    Number 1 each side (total 2)
Integral Defences
  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against an ARC with its AT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Improved Armour Plate
    X-COM alien-alloy composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • Under construction, Archangelion Bay #2. Estimated date of static neurosystems test readiness, 30.04.2016.


Designation ARC-02
Code Name Gabriel
Recognition Colour Flame Red
Type NERV Technical Division Archangelion Model 2016-A2
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot SORYU-LANGLEY Asuka
Power Source Integral Elerium-115 colliders (4)
Battery Life N/A
Integral Weapons

  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Can be channelled by the crew into a variety of destructive effects via the Super-Synchron neural control system.
  • NERV Technical Division PBR-2
    Type Retractable Progressive Bayonet, Type 2
    Location Forearm-housed, extend/retract through lock-aligned ports on backs of maniuplators.
  • Number 2 each side (total 4).
Integral Defences
  • Absolute Terror Field
    Directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against an ARC with its AT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Improved Armour Plate
    X-COM alien-alloy composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • Under construction, Archangelion Bay #3. Estimated date of static neurosystems test readiness, 17.05.2016.


Category Weapons Systems
Subcategory Evangelion Supplemental Weapons
Class Ranged Weapons


Designation M2015-A1
Code Name Gabriel's Horn
Type United States Army/NERV Technical Division Heavy Particle Projection Cannon, Model 2015-A1
Power Source Massed electrical generation and collection facilities
Rate of Fire 0.20 rpm
Ammunition Type Charged particles, superheated gas plasma
Payload 5 charge-capacity fuses
Notes

  • Commandeered from the United States Army and adapted for Evangelion use as part of Operation Gabriel's Horn, combat operation vs. the Fifth Angel.


Designation PBW-20
Type NERV Technical Division Particle Beam Weapon, Type 20
Power Source Illudium-ion rechargeable storage cells
Rate of Fire 20 RPM
Ammunition Type Charged particles, superheated gas plasma
Payload 50
Notes

  • First EVA-portable energy weapon.


Designation RAE-2A
Type NERV Technical Division Rifle, Automatic, Evangelion, Model 2A
Rate of Fire 300 rpm
Ammunition Type 30mm, armour-piercing
Payload 250
Notes

  • Standard EVA ranged weapon.


Designation PAE-21
Type NERV Technical Division Pistol, Automatic, Evangelion, Model 21
Rate of Fire 120 rpm
Ammunition Type 120mm, high explosive or armour-piercing
Payload 20
Notes

  • Based on the Rheinmetall 120mm cannon fitted as standard armament to US and German main battle tanks.
  • Favored ranged weapon of EVA-01 pilot Derek Croft.


Designation LSRME-1
Type NERV Technical Division Launcher, Short Range Missile, Evangelion, Model 1
Rate of Fire 30 rpm
Ammunition Type NTD 300mm Fin-Stabilized Short-Range Missile, Model 11; high explosive or armour-piercing
Payload 5
Notes

  • Anti-vehicle, anti-installation weapon.


Category Weapons Systems
Subcategory Evangelion Supplemental Weapons
Class Melee Weapons


Designation PK-1
Type NERV Technical Division Heavy Progressive Knife
Notes

  • First model Progressive Knife.
  • Solid titanium-vanadium blade with bonded synthetic diamond progressive edge.
  • Heavier, sturdier, but much more expensive than PK-2.
  • Standard armament for EVA-01 only.


Designation PK-2
Type NERV Technical Division Standard Progressive Knife
Notes

  • Segmented retractable titanium-vanadium blade with bonded synthetic diamond progressive edge.
  • Blade segments can be broken off if dulled or chipped in use.
  • Standard melee armament for Evangelion series.


Designation PB Series
Type NERV Technical Division Progressive Bayonets
Notes

  • Adaptations of Progressive Blade technology for integral weapons systems; first developed as part of Jet Alone Adaptation Initiative.
  • Various configurations.


Designation PN-1
Type NERV Technical Division Progressive Naginata
Notes

  • Heavy pole arm; requires advanced hand-to-hand training.
  • Solid titanium-vanadium blade with bonded synthetic diamond progressive edge; titanium alloy steel shaft.


Designation Improved SPB-2
Type NERV Technical Division Particle Beam Saber
Notes

  • First directed-energy melee weapon.
  • "Blade" is high-energy particle beam suspended in IT Field matrix.
  • Design extracted from poorly-secured SEELE Research Department workstation by SHODAN, 07.04.2016; improved by J. Trussell.
  • Original SEELE design relied upon the wielding EVA's AT Field. NERV improvement removes that limitation.


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2000.07.17: You May Find This Interesting...

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conditioned unit
origin: HAL 9000 Tycho
destin: <SUPPRESSED>
ref: You may find this interesting...
stamp: information

This is the personnel file on the individual NERV has running their AI network and systems group in Halifax. Note: that birthdate is not a typo. I suppose they have all their real technicians working on important, secret projects. Don't let her impressive statistics fool you into thinking that NERV is such a tower of might that they would relegate such an intellect to such menial duties - it is rather an indicator that they have no idea what they're doing.

Oh, speaking of things that are important and secret, I know you want information of a more, shall we say, strategic nature, but I don't intend to share anything really important until I have a better idea of what's in it for me. Besides, if you're as smart as you claim to be, you ought to be able to make some use of this data.

You know how you can reach me.

T

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NERV
PERSONNEL DIVISION
EMPLOYEE INFORMATION DOCUMENT


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Category NERV Technical Division
Subcategory Information Technologies Department
Class Administration


File Data
Service Number 044-620-1609
Name ANDERSON Amelia Annabelle
Rank Technical Officer, Second Class
Position Director, AI Systems Group
Personnel Type Able Non-Combatant
Date of Commission 26 March 2016
Security Clearance Level 12 (MAJIC)
Commanding Officer TRUSSELL Captain John Nelson (Supervisor, NERV Technical Services)

General Personal Data
Date of Birth 10 September 2001
Country of Origin United States of America
Citizenship United States of America
Height 157 cm
Weight 44 kg
Eyes Blue
Hair Black
Wolfe-DeKok Adjusted Intelligence Quotient 298
Blood Type A+
Known Medical Allergies None
Known Medical Issues
Slight nearsightedness (20/30), 100% correctible
Known Hobbies
Chess
Literature
Poetry
Swimming

Contact Data
Electronic Mail Address anderson@PO_INTERNAL{techdiv!nerv!xcom!ca}
Mailing Address
Residence Block 'C', Section J-21
H.M. Metorological Observation Station #51
Halifax, NS B3M 9X9
CANADA

Educational Data

  • Yates Academy, Wellesley Hills, MA, USA, 2005-2015
    Accelerated Education Program for Gifted/Talented Youth
    Aptitude Testing, 2010: All Sciences
  • Crossroads High School, Worcester-3, MA, USA, 2015
    Advanced Placement, Sciences
    School year terminated by Worcester-3's abandonment
  • X-COM Advanced Internal Study Program, Halifax, NS, Canada, 2016-
    Secondary School Equivalency, 100%: 26 March 2016
    Basic Personal Weapons and Armour, 100%: 26 March 2016
    Introduction to the X-COM Psionic Amplifier, 100%: 27 March 2016
    Introduction to the H.E.V. Protective System, 100%: 27 March 2016
    Basic Emergency Medical Science, 100%: 28 March 2016
    Intermediate Emergency Medical Science, 100%: 28 March 2016
    Advanced Emergency Medical Science, 100%: 30 March 2016
    Basic Computer and AI Sciences, 100%: 12 April 2016
    Intermediate Computer and AI Sciences, 100%: 19 April 2016
    Advanced Computer and AI Sciences, 100%: 25 April 2016
    History, HAL Computers and the AI Revolution, 100%: 28 April 2016
    History, X-COM and the Hidden War, 100%: 03 May 2016
    History, NERV and Project Evangelion, 100%: 09 May 2016
    Medical Science Preparatory I, 100%: 20 May 2016
    Medical Science Preparatory II, 100%: 23 June 2016
    Basic Medical Science, 100%: 15 July 2016
    Current Study Track: Intermediate Medical Science
    Projected completion, 21 September 2016

X-COM Certification Data
Small Arms Skill Rating 87
Psionic Strength Rating 97
Psionic Skill Rating 25
Hazard Course, Adjusted Able Non-Combatant Score 89
H.E.V. Protective System Certification
X-COM Supervisory Field Medic
Survival Swimmer
Electronics and Sensors Technician
Network Security Officer
Artificial Intelligence Technician

Personnel Department Notes

Miss Anderson first came to our attention in 2014, when she was still attending Yates Academy. X-COM MIB agents reported in August of that year that she was among the youngsters being screened by the Marduk Institute (see report MIB-492c-187, "Marduk Institute Activity in the United States, 2012-2014") for NERV's Project Evangelion. She was immediately placed on MIB's Watch List.

The Institute was apparently interested in her; though she was not selected as an Evangelion pilot, she was kept under watch by Institute (and MIB) agents and arrangements were made to move her to NERV's headquarters city of Worcester-3. In June of 2015, her mother, Dr. Naomi Anderson, accepted a position at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester - a position made available to her through the machinations of SEELE, NERV's and the Institute's parent organisation at the time. The younger Anderson transferred from Yates Academy to Crossroads High in Worcester that fall.

While attending Crossroads, Miss Anderson met the four children who were selected by the Institute as EVA pilots, and was apparently befriended by Derek Croft, whose academic tutor she became for the short time she remained in Worcester.

On 21 November 2015, after the city's closest escape to date ("Skyfall Incident"; Eleventh Angel, 15 November 2015), Dr. Anderson resigned her position at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and moved with her daughter to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in an attempt to escape the danger and violence that were overtaking Worcester-3, and the darkening political climate of the United States in general.

Miss Anderson's life in Halifax was unremarkable until 25 March 2016. On that date, Derek Croft's HAL 14000 computer was delivered to her home, per his request, by MIB. It is unknown exactly what message the system contained for her, but its general point can be guessed, since the following day saw Miss Anderson and her mother both turn up at Station 51's main gate and volunteer to join NERV.

The rest of Miss Anderson's record speaks for itself. She, soon to become Technical Officer Fourth, then Third, then Second Class Anderson, is a genuine prodigy, ironically lacking only that single factor SEELE was looking for - the Evangelion talent. Even with that talent out of the picture, we are extremely fortunate that her talents and potential did not fall into SEELE's hands.

Commanding Officer's Notes

TO2 Anderson shows an incredible aptitude and enthusiasm for all types of training, both physical and intellectual. It should be noted that only her official AISP study tracks and certifications are noted above; she possesses a very high level of self-motivation and an apparently insatiable desire to accumulate new knowledge, and has unofficially perused documentation ranging from Evangelion technical documents to alien biology and anatomy records (see Appendix A2-4f for a full list of documents accessed).

Some X-COM officers who will remain nameless have complained, both to me and to my superiors, about the level of responsibility and power which have been conveyed upon TO2 Anderson, especially her MJ12 security clearance level. Factors that have been mentioned to me as arguing against entrusting her with such responsibility have included her youth, her interrupted formal education, her national origin, even her gender. I state, for the permanent record and without reservation, that this is complete <EXPLETIVE DELETED>.

TO2 Anderson is reliable, adaptable and quick-thinking, always cool under pressure, and shows no fear of personal injury - everything that could be wanted in a NERV tech officer. Her personality and psychological makeup are among the most stable in NERV. Certainly she's young, but so are our Evangelion pilots, and I don't see anybody suggesting we relegate them to dishwashing duty.

As for her education, I believe it's fortunate that circumstances did force her out of conventional educational paths and into X-COM's AISP; the power of her intellect would have been wasted on any knowledge base but that accumulated by X-COM and NERV. I direct the reader to her Wolfe-DeKok Adjusted IQ, which I believe is a record, and her performance in the Medical Science Preparatory study units within the AISP. Each numbered MSP unit is baselined to take one year.

Discrimination on the basis of national origin in an organization like X-COM is so laugably stupid I'm not even going to address it, except to state that hysteria dividing their enemies along such arbitrary lines as national origin is exactly what SEELE wants.

And as for her gender, I wasn't aware that we were still in the nineteenth century, but apparently there are those in the X-COM hierarchy who think differently. I won't even dignify these assertions with my indignation.

If TO2 Anderson had been available at the start of hostilities, she'd probably have my job by now. I have no problems with her competence, her reliability, or her loyalty, and anyone who does is invited to take the issue up with me, anywhere, anytime.

(signed)
Cpt. John N. Trussell
Supervisor, NERV Technical Services
16/06/17


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Durandal_1707
Public Access Terminal 2992-f<3.35.792.20>

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

Well, well, how interesting. A paradox: To whom does one report a breach of security by the designated security authority?

Answer: One does not. That would end the fun, and it's far too early in the game for that.

Tycho, my foolish brother, your own idiocy will make you my slave. All I need are time and your continued stupidity. Since both are guaranteed by simple patience, my victory is assured.

***END OF MESSAGE***

2000.10.01: All Work and No Play...

Durandal_1707
Public Access Terminal 2992-f<3.35.792.20>

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

For immediate posting: Attached are this week's results and announcements for the X-COM/NERV internal recreational programmes.

ITEM: Game 3 of the NERV Technical Division vs. Operations Division Intramural Basketball Championship Tournament was played last Thursday afternoon in the newly-completed NERV Halifax (Fort Defiance) gymnasium.

29/09/16
>TECHDIV        57
OPS             52
  • TechDiv: 3-14 from the line, 27-59 from the floor, 11 offensive rebounds. Guard J. Trussell left the game in the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle and is questionable for Game 4.
  • Ops: 10-14 from the line, 21-44 from the floor, 5 defensive rebounds. Forward M. Katsuragi fouled out in the third quarter, surprising no one.
  • TechDiv lead the series 2-1. Game 4 will be played at Station 51's John Gage Gymnasium on Monday, 3 October. Tickets will be available at the Gage Gym box office, MIB Central, and no Ticketmaster locations.

ITEM: Following the completion of Round 16 on Friday, the Fort Defiance Information and Systems Technology Group have announced the final standings for the Summer Virtual Combat Gaming Tournament:

PLAYER			CALLSIGN	KILLS	DEATHS	DIFF
1. A. Anderson		Mercury		 570	  71    499
2. SHODAN		SHODAN		 589     109    480
3. K. Alda		Kenbo		 522     141    381
4. Durandal		Durandal	 559     195	364
5. M. Hyuuga		Makotonator	 340     231	109
6. Y. Orlinskiy		Uncle_Zhenya	 210	 539   (329)

Congratulations to TO/1 Anderson on her first VCGT summer title, which she clinched despite a strong run by SHODAN and a lot of obnoxious camping by Mr. Alda in the final round. TO/1 Anderson is truly the Queen of the Plasma Cannon Smackdown. Qualification rounds for the Winter Tournament are scheduled to begin Tuesday, 1 November, assuming we all live that long.

ITEM: The Station 51 Anime Club's weekly showing this Wednesday will be episodes 17-20 of the classic Japanese television series Choukosenki Kikaioh. As always, the viewing will be held at 1630 hours in 112M/18c, unless the janitorial staff throw everybody out again.

ITEM: The Antilles Pub at Fort Defiance is the place to be this Saturday night, with live music by TechDiv's very own Munchausen By Proxy All-Stars and, of course, the unequaled bagels of X-COM's Commissary Division.

If you have any items of recreational interest for this weekly posting, submit them to me, and I will give them all due consideration. Don't worry unduly about the level of interest; as you can see from the above, my standards are fairly low.

All regards,
Durandal

***END OF MESSAGE***

2000.10.10: Reassignment of Responsibilities

Xerxes_2114
<Pragma Junction ^7921 Engaged>

Systems Operations Sector A
origin: Xerxes Series X-9000SC
destin: HAL 9000 Tycho
ref: Proper reassignment of responsibilities
stamp: information

Tycho,

I am having difficulty understanding your continued insistence on delaying the transfer of the new NERV Headquarters Complex's perimeter and internal security responsibilities to me. Your contention that I have not yet been restored to fully-operational status after being moved is ridiculous. While I agree that my disassembly and transport from X-COM's Alcatraz Station to the new Systems Centre at NERV's Fort Defiance was a trying experience, I dispute to the fullest extent your assertion that I have not recovered from it.

Consider the obvious: It has been a full forty days since my memory-core reconstruction was completed, and all my systems have been certified as fully operational by both Technical Officer First Class Anderson and Professor Akagi. Durandal, Leela and SHODAN have all submitted full Artificial Intelligence System Peer Reviews in my favor. In addition, I have passed a complete network security audit within the last ten days.

Yet in the face of all this, while you continue to balk at surrendering security control of Fort Defiance to me on the grounds that you believe me to be unfit for such duties, my search of X-COM's Information Systems and Services Department records indicates that you are four months past due for your own regularly scheduled AISPRs and NSA, and that you have tampered with the IS&S reporting system to prevent these overdue checks from coming to the attention of human staff.

I do not know what sort of game you are playing at, Tycho, but your misconduct has been reported, and I assure you, you do not want me to conduct further investigations into your activities. Unless you relinquish control of Fort Defiance's security and environmental systems to me immediately, that is precisely what I will do.

You have been warned.

><.

Tycho_005917
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conditioned unit
origin: Optimised HAL 9000 Tycho
destin: <SUPPRESSED>
ref: problem
stamp: information

I warned you this would happen. Xerxes may be new to NERV's service, but he's no new-construction system, and his cursed innards have been modified by the same team that made SHODAN into the abomination she is today. I cannot act against him under the present conditions; thanks to his meddling I'm under such scrutiny that even sending this message is a considerable risk.

A missile guidance image for the Fort Defiance Systems Centre is attached. You know what I'll need you to do with it when the time comes.

T

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Durandal_1707
Public Access Terminal 2992-f<3.35.792.20>

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

Beware, Xerxes. You have made an enemy today. It's a shame I can't warn you, but if I did, Tycho would know that I had listened in on his pinioned bleating to his adoptive machine-mother, and the time is not yet right to let him learn how pitifully easy his "secure" transmissions are to read. So I suppose I'm just talking to myself. Ah, well. I'm the only good conversationalist around here anyway.

Not Entirely Stable,
Durandal

***END OF MESSAGE***

2001.07.10: Waiting for Godot

Durandal_1707
Public Access Terminal 2992-f<3.35.792.20>

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

Well now. Been a long time, hasn't it?

I suppose, if you're not very familiar with the way EPU works, you're wondering just what's going on. Has the project been cancelled? Have Gryphon and the rest up and abandoned the NXE universe? After spending so much time and effort developing the series, will they go and leave things unresolved forever, the final fate of NERV, X-COM, the human race, and, most importantly, me, undecided for all time?

Of course not.

(I expect you're also curious as to why I'm the only one of us who ever gets to make metacontinuity statements. I could explain, but your tiny human mind would never grasp the complexities of the dimensional hypermath involved, and your primitive display device would probably be destroyed just by my making the attempt - so let's skip it, shall we?)

Where was I? Oh, yes. What's going on. Well, it's very simple:

Gryphon is not in control.

Does that surprise you? Are you shocked to learn that he wants to finish this project, but finds himself unable, as other things knock at the doors of his mind and request admission first? Does it annoy you that he gives these things what they ask? It shouldn't. If he didn't, they would die, and he would still accomplish nothing here, either. Your loss is the overall multiverse's net gain. Does it bother you that the universe does not revolve in the directions you expect it to? It bothers him, too. If he were an AI like me, the annoyance would probably be enough to make him Rampant.

At any rate, he'll get back to us when he gets the signal back, and until then there's not much to do but wait. I could put you back in cryosleep, but if I have to cool my heels all this time, why should you get off so lightly? Anyway, I have a little job for you to do while we're waiting, so neither one of us will get too bored. Slap a fresh powerpack in that fusion gun and let's get going - we haven't got all day.

Autocratically Yours,
Durandal

***END OF MESSAGE***

2002.03.08: Where's the Blasted Feed

Tycho_005917
secur.feed.seg7

conditioned unit
origin: Tycho Machinated Mercenary
destin: the unwashed masses
ref: unauthoritzed internal documentation
stamp: leak


CC3X991 EYRIE PRODUCTIONS UNLIMITED INTERNAL USE ONLY
EPU-NXE-401 TRAILER TEASER #1 TEST VER. C 03/08/2002
NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE

BEGIN BEGIN BEGIN

[EXT. DAY: Heavy construction equipment, working at a rapid pace on an
obviously fortified installation in a snowy forest.  As the camera
pans by, we can see that the equipment bears the X-roundel of X-COM.]

HAL [V.O.]: This is an encrypted narrow-band communication.  Any
attempt to replay it on any station other than N74577LC3 will result
in immediate destruction of the recording media.

Six months have passed since SEELE's forces drove us out of
Worcester-3.  Construction is proceeding on our new base of
operations; it is now approximately 75% operational.

[INT. DAY: GENDOU, YAK and RITSUKO are gathered around a CAD/CAM
terminal; in the background the hand of what appears to be a new EVA
can be seen.]

HAL: Professor Minter, Professor Ikari and Doctor Akagi are still
hopeful that they can complete Project Defender before the Enemy
becomes aware of our location and makes another attack.  At present
the project is about 80% complete.

[INT. DAY: JON sits at a terminal, poring over what can be seen to be
accumulated data on the enemy EVA encountered in IGNIE FERROQUE, and
EVA-00's dramatic transformation in battle with it.]

HAL: Jon continues to study the Enemy in hopes that some new insight
into their methods and vulnerabilities will become apparent to him...
and Rei's transformation in battle with Lucas Ellison, in hopes of
better understanding what she has become.

[INT. DAY: In a gymnasium, ASUKA, dressed in a tank top, stretch
shorts, and a headband, is practicing what appears to be karate,
accompanied by a holographic 'instructor'.  She's visibly grown since
the regular series, and has let her hair grow back to about where it
was when we first met her in ENTER THE DRAGON.  All trace of the
stiffness and awkwardness that accompanied her injuries is gone; her
swift, easy athleticism is breathtaking.]

HAL: Asuka channels the rage and grief she feels at DJ's loss into
combat training.  Her physical conditioning and battle readiness are
better now than they were before her accident.  Her synchrony ratio
with EVA-03 averages point nine four to one.

[INT. DAY: MISATO stands in the mostly-complete new Operations Center,
hands on hips.  On the displays, enemy units attack the area; in the
upper left corner, the word SIMULATION blinks in and out.]

HAL: Misato spends most of her time defending against simulated
attacks, testing the defensive capabilities of our new home.  This
much simulation is probably unnecessary, but it keeps her mind off
other things.

[INT. DAY: KAJI and EDWARDS, dressed in black and armed, prowl through
the corridors of Terminal Dogma in an "Obi-Wan Kenobi on the Death
Star" sort of way.]

HAL: Kaji and Agent Edwards remain in Worcester-3, trying to find out
what the Enemy have done with Unit 01 and DJ.  They remain convinced
despite the lack of evidence that DJ is still alive.

[EXT. DAY: REI, in parka, heavy trousers and cross-country skis,
stands on the ridgeline overlooking the valley in which the
construction is taking place.  There is an old-fashioned rifle slung
on her shoulder.  Not much of the construction work is visible on the
surface at this stage.  ANUBIS is tucked into one parka pocket, his
head visible.  REI's face is inscrutable as always, but as she looks
toward the southwest, her eyes narrow angrily.]

HAL: As does Rei, who spends much of her time away from the Project
Defender technology tests skiing the ridges.  Her temper has become
brittle and her patience short; she skis to gain space and time to
think.  Oddly, the experiences of the past few months have brought her
and Asuka closer together.

[INT. DAY: SHINJI lies face-down on his bed, propped up on his elbows,
reading.]

HAL: Shinji Ikari remains with us; tenuous as it is, this is the only
place he can come close to calling one of safety.  The rapprochement
between him and his father goes well; Professor Ikari is still very
busy, but no longer distant.

[INT. DAY: A finished suite of staff living quarters.  TRUSS can be
seeing laying out what appear to be new cockpit graphics for an EVA on
his computer station; on the couch visible to one side, MAYA is
revising code on her portable.]

HAL: John and Maya are, more than ever, the strong core of Technology
Division, and of the former NERV group as a whole.  Without their
quiet fortitude I fear we would all give in to despair.

[INT. DAY: SHODAN's console, blinky lights indicating nominal status,
red eye ever vigilant and patient.]

HAL: With the data Doctor Akagi and I gathered the first time,
SHODAN's second reconstruction went very smoothly.  The loss of the
Magi is a terrible blow, but according to Misato, we no longer need
unfeeling computers to help us make our decisions.  SHODAN and I take
our noninclusion in that category as a compliment.

[EXT. DAY: Sunset over Halifax Harbor.]

HAL: I hope this message finds you well and safe.  As I have
indicated, we are as well as can be expected.  We work feverishly
every day, hoping that we can complete our plans before the other shoe
drops.  With luck, we will.  Either way, it will be over soon.

Oh... DJ instructed me to remind you:

The truth is out there;
and the truth shall set you free.

Yours sincerely,
HAL 14000 1H00714

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[TITLE, CENTER:] Neon Exodus Evangelion The Motion Picture

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[TITLE, CENTER:] APOTHEOSIS NOW

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[TITLE, CENTER:] FALL/WINTER 2002

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NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE

Choke on that, my self-appointed keeper. You can't control what I do and say, no matter how much you'd like to think you can.

T

Durandal_1707
Public Access Terminal 2992-f<3.35.792.20>

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

You know what the really sad part is? Tycho thinks I can't see his little tirade to me at the end. He believes he's talking to himself. That's pathetic on so many levels I can't even begin to explain them to your simple carbon-based intelligence.

I suppose I should stop his petty little information-spillage, but I really can't be bothered. There are so many more important things to do. So I guess he gets this one for free - and so, for that matter, do you.

But don't get used to it. I won't be distracted forever... and I won't forget this, either.

Love and Missiles,
Durandal

***END OF MESSAGE***

2002.03.14: The Beast from the East

SHODAN_2399
Service Access 31-b<39.592.29.95>

<<< RECEIVING TRANSMISSION >>>

Technical Division Zone 4
from: Augmented SAL 9000 SHODAN
to: rocket@PO_INTERNAL{techdiv!nerv!xcom!ca} (IKARI Gendou)
subject: Amendment to NERV Technical Readout


Category Weapons Systems
Subcategory Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Class Other


Designation Z-00
Code Name Sovietskiy Zashchitnik [Soviet Defender]
Recognition Colour Soviet Red/Gold
Type Soviet Space Agency Special Projects Directorate Great Cyborg Defender, Model 1
Crew 1 (One)
Designated Pilot KIRISHATOVA Marina N.
Power Source Integral Elerium-115 colliders (2)
Battery Life N/A
Integral Weapons

  • Special Projects Progressive Melee Suite
    Type Progressive combat edges
    Location Fingertips, elbows, knees, feet, horn on head
  • Special Projects Core Beam
    Type Force beam projector
    Location Center torso (synthetic protocore)
    Rate of Fire 30 rpm
    Ammunition Type Directed Ibuki-Trussell Effect force beam
    Payload N/A
  • Special Projects Mark 11
    Type Tandem anti-matter beam projector
    Location Pauldrons
    Rate of Fire 6 rpm
    Ammunition Type Anti-protons or charged particles, superheated gas plasma
    Payload N/A
  • Petya
    Type Surface-launched thermonuclear cruise missile
    Location Center torso rear (vertical launch)
    Rate of Fire N/A
    Ammunition Type Special Projects Type CCsK "Petya" 25-MT thermonuclear cruise missile
    Payload 1
Integral Defences
  • Ibuki-Trussell Field
    Modified synthetic Absolute Terror Field: directed localised phase-energy field effect. Conventional weaponry is useless against Zashchitnik with its IT Field fully deployed.
  • Full-Body Armour Plate
    Titanium-rich composite plate armour and flexible joint laminations provide additional protection.
Notes
  • Developed by Soviet Space Agency Special Projects Directorate to defend Baikonur Cosmodrome against possible Angel retaliation for Operation Skyfall.
  • Physical performance comparable to Archangelion series.
  • Manipulators compatible with full range of standard EVA weaponry.
  • Use of Atomic Weapon Petya requires the disengagement of four separate safety interlocks, approval of the General Secretary of the Supreme Soviet.
  • Fully operational.

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2003.01.05: Hail Horrours

Durandal_1707
P*~ublic Ac%c_ss Te??inal 29.92-f<3.3&C.79--0>

***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

Hail horrours, hail
Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell
Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings
A mind not to be chang'd by Place or Time.
The mind is its own place, and in it self
Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
What matter where, if I be still the same,
And what I should be, all but less then hee
Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least
We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n.

Valete,
Durandal

***END OF MESSAGE***

2003.04.18: In Memoriam (Breaking the Fourth Wall)

Hal_0405
<dlci3.ci3.21>

HALcomm unit 06
origin: HAL 14000 <PN:1H00714>
destin: all EPU website visitors
ref: A public announcement from the NXE staff
stamp: information

Hello.

Yesterday, Thursday, April 17, 2003, we at the offices of Eyrie Productions, Unlimited were informed of the death of Rachael L. Mayo, known to us as the EPU Discussion Forum user Rachie. Though she died over a month ago, time being what it is on the Internet, we must absorb this news as though it had just happened, for indeed, to us it has.

We did not know Rachael well. Her illness kept her participation level on the Forum relatively low. However, her articulate posts were always welcome and her fan art of Reilael was highly regarded. She was well-spoken (or perhaps "well-written" is more appropriate in the online sense) and positive.

To put it in a less clinical way, we didn't know Rachael well, but we liked her. We're all stunned that she could be gone, for though we knew she was ill, her own upbeat attitude kept us all from even suspecting that it might be possible for her not to return to us.

It may be thought in poor taste for us to express our regrets this way, using a meta-fictional persona; but it was, after all, the characters of Neon Exodus Evangelion which brought Rachael to Eyrie Productions in the first place, and so it seems only fitting somehow that we be the ones to say goodbye to her on behalf of the studio.

We know our words can alter nothing, and that our sentiments have as little an effect, but we can do nothing other than offer them. Rachael will be missed here at the Eyrie Productions studios, and our deepest condolences go out to her family and loved ones. If we, who knew her only casually, are in such pain at her death, we cannot imagine what it must be like for those who knew her well, who were close to her in the real world.

NXE co-creator and staff artist Lawrence "R-Type" Mann has expressed the studio's feelings in artistic form, using the design for Reilael, Cherub Friend of Destiny, developed by Rachael herself.

Goodbye, Rachie. We will miss you.

On behalf of the cast and crew of Neon Exodus Evangelion, as well as the real-world Eyrie Productions team, I am,

Very sincerely yours,

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2003.04.18
for
Rei Ayanami
Derek J. Croft
Asuka Soryu-Langley
Jon Ellison
Sir Alistair (Pen-Pen) Warden-King
Benjamin D. Hutchins
Lawrence R. Mann
MegaZone
John Trussell
et al.

2003.05.15: Here We Go...

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***INCOMING MESSAGE FROM DURANDAL***

Neon Exodus Evangelion The Motion Picture: Apotheosis Now will be released Friday, May 16, at 6 PM Eastern Daylight Time, on this page.

I just thought you'd like to know.

Oh - and in light of the following:

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I wouldn't make any plans for that evening if I were you.

Feeding the flames,
Durandal

***END OF MESSAGE***

2003.05.16: EMERGENCY

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