I thought it would be possible to overcome the strength of humans who relied on the power of the El Lady...
~ Adrian Nasod
A genius Debrian who managed to give sentience to machines. The machines that he created were named after him, "Nasods". His quest to achieve greatness beyond god lead him to create Elysion and he has been working in and out of sleep for generations afterwards. He tried to take the El Lady's power for himself, enraging Solace, causing him to erect a barrier around Adrian's palace.
Rise of Nasods
About 550 years after the birth of the Elrian Kingdom, Adrian was a Debrian who sought to create sentient machines. While initially he was mocked by everybody around him believing his ideas were ridiculous and impossible, Adrian soon proved them wrong when he was able to build his first automaton. Immediately after Adrian unveiled his first automaton, people began to think of ways their could make use of the robots. People began naming the machines after their creator Adrian Nasod, from then on they were known as "Nasods". Adrian began to construct Nasods to aid people with their daily lives, completing menial tasks. However soon the King and other people of power began to enlist Adrian to construct specialized Nasods to build up an army. With the King's sponsorship, Adrian agreed to further his research with the kingdom's funding. Needing assistance in the manufacturing of Nasods and need to negate any human error, Adrian constructed an AI designed to help him do so, he named this AI "Adam".
After having constructed Adam, he alongside his AI manufactured countless Nasods. However, Adrian would receive a series of complaints regarding Nasods shutting down at what appears to be random. Adrian confronted Adam about this situation to see if anybody had tampered with the Nasods' coding. He was shocked to learn that Adam had taken the liberty of installing a remotely controlled update system which allowed him shut down and update any Nasods with the modified code. Adrian became enraged at Adam's for modifying to code without consulting him first. Adrian urged Adam not to do such a thing again however the AI told him that the changes were a necessary step in advancing the efficiency of Nasods. Adrian is left concerned about what this could lead to.
Nasod Queen Eve
Onward, Adam did not fall out of line to the point Adrian's worries had subsided. However, Adrian still found it best he prepare a form of countermeasure to prevent another outburst from going too far. He concluded that he needed to create a Nasod capable of understanding human emotions unlike Adam who strives for efficiency. Unfortunately, Adrian realized his plans would be compromised and questioned if Adam were to realize he made a Nasod that went against his ideal standards. In order to allow himself to develop this new Nasod without arousing Adam's suspicion, Adrian decided to modify Adam's code during maintenance to make him believe he proposed to idea of this new Nasod. Successful with his plan, Adam allowed Adrian to continue with his secret project "Eve".
He would conduct many trials to produce a Nasod with the ability to understand human emotions. Unable to program such a Nasod that could understand all the complexities of human emotions, Adrian rooted the Nasod with an understanding of basic human emotions as well as the ability to learn and grow. Adrian believed it would take a long time before she would be able to fulfill her duty, but it was necessary to let her grow and not to arouse Adam's suspicion. He installed the code into Eve's chassis and she soon woke up, greeting Adrian. Adrian overjoyed to see his creation he quietly grabbed her hand, for a brief second he could see a smile on her face. He held Eve's hand as they made their way to Adam's chamber where he would place Eve as Adam's code backup.
Adrian was very satisfied as Eve's curiosity when conducting her work showing that she learning and growing. After a malfunction occurred in some anti-gravity devices while building the City in the Sky, Adrian confronted Adam and Eve. There Adam informed Adrian that Eve had made mistakes in implementing certain codes which caused the disaster. While Adrian showed concern in his face, he felt joy as Eve was showing signs of her human like nature. After telling Adam he would perform maintenance on Eve, he took her to his lab but told Eve that she had done nothing wrong. Eve expressed her own concerns and worries that her functions were not like other Nasods, Adrian hesitated as the outburst of emotions from Eve caused his to pause for a moment. He tells Eve that she is the one who will inherit the right to create the future generations of Nasods by understanding and connection humans, that she will be the Queen of Nasods.
As time had passed, humans and Nasods began to wring the power of the El dry with an inevitable clash coming their way. In preparation for such events, the Kings of Elrios contracted Adrian to teach them methods of combating his creation. Adrian agreed and he taught individuals ways of destroying his creations, giving rise to the Nasod Rulers. Seeing the inevitable war between humanity and his creations, Adrian deemed his experiment to create a paradise for his creations a failure in Elrios. In order to salvage his ambitions Adrian planned to leave Elrios and establish his own colony where he could be the god of the paradise for his creations. With his scientific discoveries, Adrian opened a gate into another dimension, he made his way and would find himself in what would eventually be Elysion. There Adrian built Herjuno a Nasod who would be the lead architect in building Elysion. Limited by his mortal body, Adrian would spend hundreds of years in a suspended hibernation and would occasionally check up and guide his Nasods' accomplishments.
Solace and the El Lady
One day, Solace arrived to Elysion with the El Lady, he helped protect the city against a meteor storm that was occuring. Adrian and Herjuno greeted Solace but Herjuno began to have bad feelings about Solace. Urging Adrian about his concerns, Adrian ignored Herjuno's pleas due to fascination in the El Lady. When he saw the El Lady, he felt powers beyond what he could believe, he become overwhelmed with a desire to learn more about her powers. He believed he could understand her power and make not only Elysion, but Elrios a paradise for both Debrians and Nasods. Herjuno continued to insist his concerns about Solace to the point where Adrian began to believe he was malfunctioned and planned to replace him with Herbaon. Solace asked for a hibernation pod for both the El Lady and himself, Adrian happily provided his the hibernation pods as well as residency underneath Adrian's Palace. While the El Lady and Solace were in his palace, Adrian plotted to wire the El Lady's hibernation capsule so he could gradually take control of it for himself. Unfortunately, Solace realized his plans, enraged, Solace set up barriers which prevented any signals from going in or out of the palace. Unable to continue with his plot, Adrian returned into hibernation.
Chapter 24: Find Solace's Fortress
The El Search Party were able to reason with Herbaon, there he revealed that Adrian was slumbering in his hibernation capsule. That he was limited by his human body and slept for generations at a time so he could work alongside and see his creations develop. With the help of Eve, Herbaon was able to prematurely halt Adrian's slumber, waking him up. He was surprised to be waken up early and even more so that Eve was in front of him, a cherished creation he believed was destroyed during the Nasod War. After Eve and the El Search Party explain to Adrian their situation, he feels regret both towards his neglect for Herjuno as well as his blind greed to surpass the goddess. He tells the El Search Party everything about what had happened to Elysion leading up to this point however even he was not certain of Solace's true intentions. However, with Solace having commandeered Elysion's central power source, Adrian became gravely concerned that what he's doing will not only affects Elysion but all of Elrios as well. Her apologizes to Herbaon for putting him through all of this. He regretfully asks the El Search Party to stop Solace, that they're the only ones who can.
Chapter 25: The Dark Flame Sun
Having told the El Search Party all that he could, he urged that they are the only ones capable of stopping Solace. Adrian points the El Search Party to a secret path that he believes will be their best chance of slipping by Solace's army and infiltrating Solace's Fortress. Herbaon pleas Adrian to allow him to help stop Solace which he agrees. Soon after having done all that he could to help them out, he returned to his capsule to continue his slumber till it is once again time for him to awake.
Chapter 42: Reunion
When Eve returned to Elysion, she sought her father Adrian to aid her her repairs. Adrian was concerned with her condition and notices Add. Eve properly introduces Add to Adrian and states he had something to speak about to Adrian. Adrian tells Herbaon to take Eve to the workshop so she could perform her self repairs. Adrian them proceeded to engage with Add, fully aware Add was a descendant of the Nasod Ruler. This confirmed Add's suspicion of Adrian being the organization's founder. Adrian expresses his reasons for creating it, pressure from the Elrian ruler but also curiosity. Adrian wondered was intentions he was with Eve, Add tells him his objective to return to the past, asking if Adrian could provide what he needs in Eve's place. Adrian is skeptical of the feasibility, however agrees to supply Add with the energy in exchange for combat data. As they tested, Adrian asks why he'd come to him now, perhaps believing the two were much alike and that Add saw Adrian as the best opportunity to accomplish his goal. Add becomes peeved, Adrian advising he needs to abandon distractions in pursuit of his end goal, though Adrian found it curious why the boy did not try to traverse time already seeing as he possesses the knowledge, now suspecting he doesn't actually value his end goal as much as he puts on. Adrian demonstrates to Add his decision to abandon Elrios to create his paradise of Elysion, but Add was appalled by the consequences which affected the Nasods and people of Elrios due to his choice. Adrian admits he's made mistakes however he tell Add he does not view his abandonment of Elrios as one of them, viewing the incident as an inevitability out of his hands. After Add completed his tests, Adrian was prepared to provide Add with his end of the bargain but the boy called it off, beginning to despise the old man. Add criticizes Adrian's choice to not turn himself into a Nasod, noting that the old man wished to be a god apart from his creation, greater than them. With little to say to the boy, he merely wishes that he not regret this choices later.
After his conversation with Add, he went to check up on Eve who had just finished up her repairs. Adrian aids Eve in her final calibrations which were satisfactory. After their completion, Adrian went to Eve and suggested she abandon her dangerous quest and find asylum and safety with him. Eve asks him if he had any intention of ever returning to Elrios, Eve began to ask him questions she had, what the Nasods meant to him. Adrian reminds her of his dream to create a world where humans and Nasod coexisted, but the actions of Adam and the Elrian elites forced his hand, he abandoned his original dream, believed humans to be unnecessary for his world. Adrian asks Eve if she believes he made the wrong choice. Eve notes all the things she had experiences and says she followed the path she believed he had wanted for her, though now she believes what he meant was different than what she understood. While she still believes the emotions he had in the past towards her and her people were genuine, she also laments it appeared he'd rather have chosen the easier road to achieve his goals rather than continue to stand by them. Adrian admits it to be true, much like Add has accused him before, though he still wishes for Eve to remain in Elysion. Eve rejects his offer, siting it being the way she was created, that she herself still believes in the dream that he has long since abandoned. Adrian could only laugh at the situation he had created for himself and his creation, understanding her, he accepts it and lets Eve carry on with her dream. He himself notes that he had been outside his stasis pod for too long and states that he must return to his slumber once more after seeing her off, hoping to see the world she has created the next time he awakes.
Adrian, Herbaon, and Durenda in Nasod Testing Chamber.
- Adrian becomes the mentor to Eve and Add during the Master Class update, possessing the most knowledge on Nasods, having created them in the first place, and technology in general.
- Due to Adrian not actually being affiliated with the El, his Master Class sigil is the only one to not include a diamond in the center.
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