Main Characters

Part 1

Main Characters · Story & Personality

More in the section Character Design & AI

These are the characters are the ones that will have some weight in the story.

I decided to separate the Character section in two parts: in this one, I will talk about their story and their personality, these aspects will have more weight on the scrip than in the actual gameplay. The other part will be Character Design & AI, where I explain the technical aspects and add a little part of the story that will be reflected in their AI.

Aaron Sas

FACTION

GCP

PERSONALITY

Serious and severe. He is a man with strong convictions that thinks that he always has the truth. He is a natural leader.

PERSONAL LIFE
  • Born: 1920
  • Ethnicity: Sub-Saharan
  • Profession: Engineer
  • Status: Married with Laura Sas. Father of Jacob Sas
  • Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
  • Religion: Atheist
STORY

Aaron Sas is Jacob’s father and one of the leaders of the GCP. When Clean Future accuses the population of “raping and murdering our mother Earth” with their power plants powered with non-renewable energies, he was the first one to jump and attack them. Aaron felt that Clean Future was attacking the work of his life. After that, he became more severe and transformed the GCP into a civil surveillance group that works in the shadows to do the work that the government can’t do. He wants to protect the future of his son and the others, keeping the life quality that they have. Life for which he, his father and grandfather worked so hard to have. For him to lose the green areas, the animals or need to drink synthetic water and breathe air from a bottle is a little price to pay to keep the peace and prevent the world from falling into the poverty and social classes again. He is the one that represents the best the essence of this game: “they prefer to be blind”. He prefers to be blind, to close his eyes before the planet slowly dying, and the increasing number of breather diseases, in order to keep what he has now.

AN-1331-B · AN

Android

FACTION

Generation 2 Android

PERSONALITY

AN-1331B’s personality will appear when the players unlock the android in 1995. Before that, because it is a Generation 2 android (more in the section Factions/Androids), it is limited by its programming to only say what its programmers decided. After the players unlock it, they will also unlock its personality. I want that the personality of AN-1331B has two parts, one that will be designed by me and another that will be designed by the players.

  • Personality by default: AN is inquisitive and sarcastic, it loves makes jokes and sees Jacob as a son, so it is really protective with him.
  • Players-given personality: Players’ decisions will affect AN’s personality. If the players are aggressive in their gameplay, for example, AN will be aggressive too, not only in combat, also in its answers to the players and the NPCs.
STORY

AN-1331B is Jacob’s babysitter android. Even when it is programmed only to answer what the programmers designed, it always looks for a way to answer his questions. In 1973, when Jacob is living on the Campus, AN stay with Aaron, working as a housekeeper. With the pass of the Energetic Crisis, Aaron prohibited to it to go outside. So, although it missed Jacob so much, it couldn’t saw him before he joined the Renegades. By 1977, when the OPS is approved, it was already abandoned by Aaron. However, Jacob never forgot about it, so when Clean Future ends the Hard War, the first thing that Jacob does is look for his best friend. Jacob found him, abandoned and rusted, locked into a wardrobe with several parts missing, stolen by scavengers.

Arnela (Ela) · Mother of All Rites

FACTION

Rites · Meigas

PERSONALITY

Intelligent, spiritual, and devote.

PERSONAL LIFE
  • Born: 1949
  • Religion: Devotee · folklore
  • Sexual orientation: Bisexual
  • Profession: Teacher
  • Ethnicity: Galician
STORY

Arnela, better known as Ela, was a teacher on Corvo when the government built The Wall around the village and the fields. In just one night, she was cut off from her family on Alameda. Alameda is a small village on the Escravitude outskirts that became into a Grey Area at the same time that Corvo into a Dark Zone. She saw how the people of Corvo go insane in the complete dark. And worse than that, Ela had to see how many kids and older people died frozen or sick. As a teacher, she knew about the meigas (witches) on the local folklore and how they made potions and ointment with natural elements. On the library of the church, Ela found books about old witchcraft, where she discovered that many witches used the placenta to create ointments to cure sores, and that was the beginning of everything. That is how she built her first Rite, the Ánimas, a group of Devotees that saw her as a saint when she started to cure people. Then, when the GCP scavengers began to appear to rob the people, she decided to take action. She took the sick people from the sanatorium and using drugs to get them worse she created her second Rite, the Nothings. Thanks to that, GCP stopped bother Corvo and draw their Yellow Route. Ela decides to leave that route alone as a silent deal with the GCP. And to make it more clear, she drew the Red Route.
In 1984, when Jacob visit Alameda, Ela is there already since the government eliminate the Grey Areas and abandoned part of The Wall, building a new one closer to the city. When she came back to her village, Ela had a different way of seeing things. The people of Alameda still had electricity, radio, and Diaries, but starter to preach about “the real light” and the “blasphemies” of the electrical light. She used the Animas to control the village, and then she created her last Rite, Meigas. So, when Jacob arrives, she is already in control of the whole area.

More about the different Rites on the section Factions/Rites.

REFERENCE

Artemisia, 300: Rise of an Empire

Jacob Sas

Players are going to live Jacob’s life and build their personality and personal life. Jacob born in 1948, so when the game begins, he has 12 years old, and he is a lonely kid. This is the only note that I will give about Jacob because he is like the realist note that will contrast with the fast rhythm of life that the rest are living. His faction is the Renegades. However, he will be forced to serve on the GCP, and in the end, he will help Clean Future as well. Also, his ethnicity is Sub-Saharan, like his parents.

Judas Saint Miller

FACTION

Devotee · Renegades

PERSONALITY

Quiet and sensitive.

PERSONAL LIFE
  • Born: 1947
  • Religion: Devotee
  • Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
  • Profession: Doctor
  • Ethnicity: Canadian
STORY

Judas was one of the many Devotees bullied by the GCP, but in his case, the nightmare didn’t over when they took refuge on the Secret Churches. The GCP took his congregation as hostages to use them as slaves. Judas passed from being a doctor in the Escravitude Hospital, to heal the wounds on the bodies of his brothers and sisters, maltreated by the GCP. Once Jacob liberates them, Judas decides to join the Renegades and help them..

Lucas Da Rosa

FACTION

GCP

PERSONALITY

Idiot and conceited.

PERSONAL LIFE
  • Born: 1935
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
  • Profession: Soldier
  • Ethnicity: Galician
STORY

He is one of the soldiers of the GCP. He joins GCP from the beginning, and he believes that what they do is the best that they can do.

Marcus Thomson

FACTION

Renegades

PERSONALITY

Cheerful, full of life. Cautious.

PERSONAL LIFE
  • Born: 1948
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Sexual orientation: Homosexual
  • Status: In a relationship with Jacob Sas (players’ option)
  • Profession: Mechanic
  • Ethnicity: Sub-Saharan
STORY

Marcus is Jacob and Uma’s best friend. They met on the Campus. Marcus is originally from Corvo. There is where his family lived all their life. So, when he discovered that the government abandoned the whole Navia region, he scapes from Liberdade to look for his family. The area had been isolated for two weeks at that moment, and he managed to found a way to enter into the Dark Zone thru The Wall. However, what he finds is his worst nightmare: the old fields transformed into a desert in which its dirty sands were tinted with the blood of his family and friends. The GCP soldiers had shot even the kids that had went to close to The Wall. After that, Marcus comes back to Liberdade determined to never let the GCP win.

PPS · Portable Personal System

FACTION

Clean Future · Renegades

PERSONALITY

Full of emotions. Honest. Funny.

STORY

PPS didn’t have a human companion when Jacob found it. It had a programming problem that makes it a little bit unpredictable. For that reason, Clean Future put it as a helper for the summit, helping the guests to find their sits. However, some guests that were already angry with Clean Future kicked it, breaking its lens. That is why it was so scared when Jacob found it.

The Priest

FACTION

Renegades · Rites · Annabelle

PERSONALITY

Conceited. Devote.

PERSONAL LIFE

No information.

STORY

The Priest was one of the citizens from Annabelle. Nobody knows who he was. The only thing that is known is that he was the only human that survived to the Upgrade Process from the Androids. Now he is the leader of Annabelle’s Rite.

More information into Faction/Rites/Annabelle

In the novel, Jacob never sees The Priest. For him, he is just a soft and calm voice surrounded by the smell of the fresh laundry, something floral, like incense. So I wanted to maintain that mysticism here too because he is the main reason why I chose this story.

Sebastián Alvar

FACTION

ComfortLife · Renegades

PERSONALITY

Imaginative, creative, intelligent, and kind.

PERSONAL LIFE
  • Born: 1942
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
  • Profession: Android designer
  • Ethnicity: French
STORY

Sebastián Alvar was one of the citizens of the Annabelle Underground City, and before that, he was an engineer on ComfortLife working with the androids. After the collective suicide of androids, Sebastián left the company but continued designing and creating generation 1 androids. When the Renegades formed, he used all his work to help them. However, when Navia became a Dark Zone, some of the citizens started to get obsessed with the idea that the lack of electricity could make any person go insane. To protect themselves from the “darkness sickness”, they begun to do daily blackouts. One or two hours of pure darkness, every day that only provoked that the obsession grew. Generation 1 androids that Sebastián design to help and protect Annabelle started to worry about the sanity of the population. So they came out with the plan of the Upgrade Process (more information into Faction/Rites/Annabelle). Sebastián tried to stop them, but it was impossible, and he almost loses his sight. After the confrontation, he was able to run away and took refuge in the polluted Pregarias’s Caves. Now the only thing that he wants is to recover his city and his children, and for that, he needs Jacob.

 You too young to remember the generation 1 androids. We design them to be like us. To learn. To grow. We gave them mind, heart, and with that, a soul.

Uma Laureda

FACTION

Renegades

PERSONALITY

Strong and intelligent.

PERSONAL LIFE
  • Born: 1948
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
  • Status: In a relationship with Jacob Sas (players’ option)
  • Profession: Mechanic
  • Ethnicity: Galician
STORY

Uma’s childhood was dark. She was abused by her father and when her babysitter, a Generation 1 android, discovered it, it treated to tell the police. Luckily for the father, Generation 1 androids had many problems in the past, so it was easy for him to actualize it. The actualization only limited what the android could say and the actions that can realize. As revenge, Uma’s father forced the android to see the next abuses knowing that it couldn’t do anything. As the only way to save Uma, the android suicided, jumping into the subway tracks. When Uma-s father sued ConfortLife, the company investigate the android’s memory to discover that it recorded all the abuses. This happening affected Uma in her personality and is the key to actions that she took in the Red War. When, knowingly that the OPS will force her and her baby to serve as prostitutes, she decides to take her own life as a freedom scream.