Character page for the Wings of Dawn game mod for Freespace 2.
Homeworld: EarthA protagonist of the main Wings of Dawn campaign and one of the lead fighter pilots of the 1st JGASF. She is cheerful, energetic, and strange, but is an excellent pilot. Her hobbies are watching obscure old anime and collecting model kits of fighters and mecha.
Crystal Is'va Dertanya
Homeworld: CyrvadiaAnother Wings of Dawn protagonist, and the Commanding Officer of the 1st JGASF. Though she does sometimes come off as arrogant or condescending, she is actually very interested in Terrans and jumped at the chance to serve in a mixed-species unit.
Age: 19 (119?)
Homeworld: LunaThe third and final Wings of Dawn protagonist. Dawn was born in the era of the United Earth Union, one hundred years before the start of the game. She had her brain enhanced when she entered the military, giving her faster reactions and telempathy. A Starlance accident threw her one hundred years into the future, where she uses her enhanced brain to pilot the Prometheus Frame.
Homeworld: UnknownInfi is the artificial intelligence of the Infinity-class Aleyurian light fighter, which the Terrans designated the "Prometheus Frame". Originally, it had no name, but Dawn gave it one because calling it "computer" sounded too impolite and impersonal. Initially, it is dismissive of Dawn and the other humans, but grows to care for its pilot after their battles together.
1st Joint Guardian Angels Strike Force
TempestReal Name: Celesia Ezer
Homeworld: Harcon IIIA cheerful girl and the 1st JGASF's resident prankster. She and Misuzu get along quite well. Coming from a family of mercenaries, she tends to obsess over money and payment, and is constantly complaining about her low wages.
Real Name: Silvie Freescape
Homeworld: Lyrae PrimeA shy and timid girl who got her nickname because she's generally unnoticeable. She has self-confidence problems, but is a capable fighter pilot.
JusticeReal Name: Daniel Hawkings
Homeworld: Librae PrimeThe oldest Terran in the JGASF, and their most experienced pilot. He signs on during their first outing and becomes the flight leader of the group. He takes a mentoring position among the rest of the pilots, and occasionally as an advisor to Crystal.
ScarReal Name: Zeraf Moreta
Homeworld: Harcon PrimeScar is a bit of a mystery in the JGASF, as he comes from the prejudiced Harcon system. He is gruff and generally hostile to the rest of the team, but is a good fighter and would help any of them (even the Cyrvans) out in a firefight.
MilkshakeReal Name: Rin Aeaa
Homeworld: Vega IIA hyper-aggressive pilot in the JGASF, who decided to join the military to put her aggression to good use. Not a person you want angry at you.
AxeReal Name: Hecton Ferde
Homeworld: Tauri IIThe team's resident Gentle Giant. Pretty much an all-around nice guy despite his imposing physique. For some reason, about the only person who understands Luna to any extent.
Luna Yda'je Claiyer
Homeworld: DesaThe only other Cyrvan pilot in the 1st JGASF, and generally Crystal's wingman if she ever takes to a fighter. Nobody really "gets" Luna, including her fellow Cyrvans.
LightningReal Name: Johan Sturmritter
Homeworld: Ravi PrimeThe protagonist of the "Stranded" mini-campaign. Lightning was the flight leader aboard the LSF Dauntless, and caught up in a subspace accident that left him and his wingman Silver stranded in enemy territory. In the True Ending, he joins the 2nd JGASF.
SilverReal Name: Alisa Strogov
Homeworld: Ravi PrimeA wingman of Lightning's that also got stranded behind enemy lines. The two of them must work together to find a way back home, and grow closer as a result of their experiences. In the True Ending, she joins the 2nd JGASF.
Slyphia Revlis'MehlSpecies: Cyrvan
Homeworld: CyrvadiaA Cyrvan Deep Seeker that Lightning and Silver encounter behind enemy lines. She puts her mission on hold in order to help them get home. In the True Ending, she joins them in the 2nd JGASF.
Liuzqo DerfaSpecies: ZyA Zy Ace who encounters Lightning, Silver, and Sylphia. He has 99 kills to his name, and is eager to make one of them his 100th.
Isa'emarl DertanyaSpecies: Cyrvan
Homeworld: CyrvadiaCrystal's older sister. She is very different from Crystal; she is openly dismissive of Terrans and doesn't understand her sister's fascination with them. She is an accomplished warrior and has a friendly rivalry with Crystal.
Yaiceca M'es VeraSpecies: CyrvanA white-haired Cyrvan who seems to serve with Isa. She shares Isa's view of Terrans, and enjoys riling them up.
Emizer KerducySpecies: CyrvanThe only male Cyrvan yet seen. He's appeared a few times in the Q&A sessions.
Wynter CelbratSpecies: CyrvanAnother Cyrvan taking part in the Q&A sessions.
TerranA hardy race of organics who have used the Starlances to spread far beyond their homeworld of Earth. They are currently in an alliance with the Cyrvans, after they fought them to a stalemate in a war. In general, their fighting prowess and physical abilities are greater than Cyrvans, and they routinely live to the age of 140 or so.
CyrvanSuspiciously similar in physiology to the Terran race, the Cyrvans are a peaceful and artistic race. They are also highly technologically advanced and possess a powerful Armada that they will use to defend themselves if pushed. They are currently in an alliance with the League of Terran Worlds, after attempting and failing a Benevolent Alien Invasion. Cyrvans tend to see themselves as culturally superior, seeing it as their obligation and prerogative to protect and nurture the "lesser" races. They are often nicknamed "Space Elves" by Terrans.
YehioA race of birdlike sapients that were benevolently invaded by the Cyrvans. They have yet to appear in the game itself, due to the Cyrvans being very protective of their charges.
CordiProperly named the Co'dori, they are an insect race that were the last battle thralls of the Hertak. They are individuals and free-thinkers, not a Hive Mind, but they are fanatically loyal to their Queen, currently Lop'ferj'kk III. Their battle strategies tend to emphasize speed and numbers, and they were good enough to give the Hertak a run for their money militarily, before the Hertak captured their Queen as a hostage. Physically, only their warriors have been described. Misuzu referred to them as "overgrown preying mantises".
NorderaA primitive race that willingly joined the Hertak in exchange for spacefaring technology and the chance to fight a bunch of aliens. They tend to be very aggressive and unintelligent, and are looked down on by the other Hierarchy races. Still, their numbers and tenacity in a fight make them effective frontline soldiers.
Fura'ngleA race of sentient crystals. They are extremely intelligent and are the only species shown thus far who can outmatch the Cyrvans technologically. They are also cowards, and don't commit to a fight unless they know they can win. They use very powerful energy weapons and are heavily shielded against the same, though they are weak to kinetic weaponry. They are particularly close allies to the Zy.
ZyA race of reptilian hunters. The Zy, being predators, developed a warlike society and had already killed (and eaten) several other species before they met the Fura'ngle. The Fura'ngle's crystalline bodies not being too appetizing, they formed a close alliance and mellowed out considerably, channeling their aggression and bloodlust into a strict code of honor. They are by far the most powerful battle thralls the Hertak possess.
HertakThe main villains of the series, the Hertak are an extremely powerful empire living in fear of a legend that an even more powerful race will one day destroy them. They seek to supplement their own military with enslaved other species, which is why they are attacking the Terrans and Cyrvans. They possess immensely powerful warships and several technologies unknown to all other species, making them difficult to combat.