Ceylon : 240X - Mankind was subdivided on their own planets, ruled by their respective rulers.
Ceylon, a military power
by the Estern Galaxy, was in chaos. The ruling monarchs Emperor Philip
and Empress Erika Lee, had died two months ago of a plane crash , leaving
their son Erik Lee d'Arc, 17 year old minor for the throne. However,
a number of mighty forces threaten the throne - the military, the church,
Rin Lopez, the Merchant guilds, Milky way Enterprises and not
to mention the Southern End aggression and attempted invasion of Ceylon,
plus the Black Death, a deathly plague that was cutting through the lives
of majority of the masses. Mysterious deaths occurred, and crimes
increases and politic corrupt even more. Only the strong will survive. Different people from the different sectors that either rule Ceylon or desired to rule Ceylon approached the youths for different reasons but one thing did they have in common : good bribery and enormous wealth in exchange for their services. The government was in the risk of falling to the wrong hands and one wrong move for each one could cause his life. Ceylon had never yet faced a dilemma where brother can no longer trust each other and life had become more and more barbaric each moment. Who will rule Ceylon? The youths? The crowned prince? Rin Lopez? The assasins? The merchant guilds? The Church? Milky Way? Southern End? Allan Poriskova? Only time can tell. don't trust anybody.
What would you do if you were one of the youths? No matter what you do, take my advice : don't trust anybody! After all, it's the land where trusting can be fatal.
Simone was Iori Jr.'s lover. She had gone out to pursue him, but Iori refused her and for no clear reason, chose Katja Gonzales over her. Like Naja, she was disheartened, but sooner or later began to go out with other guys (older guys) from Southern End. Her latest lover was a clergy in training from Southern End, older than her for a couple of years.
Erik Lee d' Arc -
He is the 17 year old ruling monarch of Ceylon. Ruthless and assertive, he won't stop unless he gets what he wants. Iori Jr. considers him 'friend' but actually, Iori is irritated at the young prince. Erik is the only descendant of the d'Arcs, and apparently, also one of the most notorious. He has sweet tongues and is an notable swinger. Simone Angeles is his faithful lover, but actually, he has his heart for Danielle Katayama .
D'Arcs are the rulers of Ceylon ever since. Erik's ancestors were popular rulers for their compassionate heart to the poor. Erik, however, did not inherit the family's good side and instead, grew up harsh and exploiting. This is because he is raised by the evenly infamous general Rin Lopez.
Erik is currently ruling,
despite the fact that he is still a minor because the former monarchs,
Emperor Philip and Empress Erika Lee, died of plane crash just several
weeks ago. Erik appear saddened at first, but eventually, he enjoys the
that it brought about - ruling Ceylon. Iori Sr. Dimitri, who is already close to the Emperor and the Empress, decides to do the same to the younger prince for bribery.
Jan Ashman - He is 16-year
old guy with a mane that usually goes in different bright colors - green,
red, pink, blue. His eyes were not of any different either - he loved to
wear contaclenses and had about him tattoos everywhere. Because of his
weird fashion tastes, he was also proclaimed as a delinquent in school.
He was most of the time happy, laughing, drinking and smoking in the streets
with a mouth as foul as a drainage.
Whenever he wants something, he uses his fist to get it and would not stop even when his fists are already bleeding. In short, aggressive and stubborn. But actually, he used this to cover up his frustrations. He was an innocent young lad with an optimistic point of view in life, and equally romantic. He is also curious and he won't stop unless his curiosity is unsatisfied. But to rebel against his family, he got into gangs, began smoking and drinking. But his most favorite past time was no other than womanizing, having such sweet tongues to fool women. Identity crises was another reason of Jan's
behavior. The Ceylon policies filled him with despair, but luckily, he met Mariko and was enliven. Although he considers himself 'complicate', he does not mind letting out his real self for Mariko and worships the ground Mariko walks on.
Lorenzo Iori Dimitri Jr.
- Iori Jr. was the 18 year old son of the wealthy Lorenzo Iori Dimitri
Sr., owner of the Milky Way Enterprises. He was obnoxious, more often than
not, loved to boast, and used to have everything his own way. He could
be seen often as
egoistic, self centered, selfish and arrogant , and uses the combined forces of his talents and wealth to make the person he hates miserable. Deep down, however, he was just an ordinary teen boy with a good heart, but his being 'ordinary' was concealed behind that family pride, so he was taught to feel superior than other people.
Iori Jr. was the oldest son and expected heir of Iori Sr., a conceited fat man in his forties and currently being the most corrupt of the businessmen in Ceylon. Iori seemed to be born to make everybody's life miserable - from the maids, to drivers, to classmates. It was his way of being 'sophisticated' and only his father seemed pleased with that contemptuous behavior. Tom, unfortunately, also became one of his victims and used his organized power to make him miserable. Nonetheless, they become friends and Iori Jr.'s good side finally comes out. he used to be hooked up with tender Danielle Katayama, but later on, he was infatuated by the 21 year old Katja Gonzales.
Lorenzo Iori Dimitri Sr. - Iori Sr. is Iori Jr.'s egoistic father. He has trained Iori Jr. to become just like him and follow his footsteps in the corrupt world of business and profits. He is known to be one of the richest and most powerful man in Ceylon - as well as the most corrupt . He's into many dirty businesses, but currently, his largest business is Milky Way ,Inc., which he is determined to hand down to Iori.
Iori Sr. is the descendant of the wealthy Dimitris. In the Dimitri clan, they are taught of Dimitrian, their own family language and terminology. Iori Sr. is determined to let everybody know he's 'the top' and 'superior' to other people and will do anything to prove it. Three things , as taught to him , is vital for man : wealth, power, and fame. He wanted to be the founder of everything profitable. As a result, he has become corrupt and greedy businessman.
The Dimitri ancestors are actually poor and was oppressed. But as time goes on, through one way or another (which are often dirty) , the Dimitris became rich. As a revenge to their oppression, they began oppression of the poor themselves and
had everybody who knew of their terrible past killed. Iori Sr. went on with this legacy, but refused to tell Iori Jr. of their family's shameful past. His favorite story is 'King Midas and the golden touch' and King Midas is his idol.
Thomas Gabriel -
He considers Riko as his closest friend. Usually, he's happy and easy go lucky, care free, and had a "it's God's Holy will" attitude and not caring for whatever in the world. He is sometimes childlike with weird ideas and may sometimes act dumbly. But inside, he was caring and kind and may do everything to save a friend. Since he hated having to mess his hands and tire himself, he prefers to be separated from the world , not participate in anything as much as possible and make as little decision. He used to believe in 'fatalism' - fate will do everything for hi m. However, because of the people
he cared for, this attitude eventually changes and he began to take the course of his life.
He is a 16 year old young lad with black hair and purple eyes, son of a criminal and a nun. His father , Greg Raymundo, was accused of several crimes , tried, then later, sent to jail but escaped. Greg is a friend of Rin Lopez, then a warrior-priest and Rin helped the former escape in exchange for his son. Greg, fearing for his life, agreed. On the other hand, his mother, Severiana Rutilianus, who quit the nunnery ,innocent of her husband's deal , was suspected of being a heretic after being excommunicated. Later , she is burned under the order of general Rin Lopez. This left young Tom with no one and with the Imperial Army after him. The Imperial Army, wanting Tom very badly , offered great rewards to the one who could give them the child, claiming they want to want to "train" him as a militarist. It is until kind Kazukiyo Gabriel, a farmer of Ceylon, adapted him and raised Tom like his own child. Although Kazukiyo did not really know the
military's plans for the kid, he knew it is something wicked. Mikael Raymundo , Tom's real name was changed to Thomas Gabriel during their adaptation. Tom was not aware of his past that Kazukiyo had hidden from him. The orphan Mikael Rutilianus Raymundo, which the Imperial wanted so direly, vanished in the history of Ceylon and is believed to be dead.
Katja Gonzales -
Katja Gonzales is Lorenzo Iori Dimitri Jr.'s lover. He is persuasive and later, she got Iori Jr. in her fingers. But really, Iori is not that interested in her and uses only as her past time. Katja has realized this, but did not care. She is a 21 year old girl with intentions of her own, although academically ignorant. She was stubborn and dumb when it comes to school and had a very low IQ (that's why she hates school). Later, Iori falls madly in love with her. Nobody can be sure of what her real intentions are or even if .
The Church has suspected her of heresy and prostitution, but because she is with the Dimitris (Iori Sr. really disapproved of her), the Church could not oppose Katja Gonzales without opposing the younger Dimitri. They are, however, able to temporarily excommunicate her when she is not yet Iori's lover. Katja's parents are wealthy, but not really as wealthy as the Dimitris. They have left for Southern End to work and left Katja at the care of her relatives. Without enough supervision, Katja became really ambitious and sooner, she takes steps one by one to reach her ambition. She makes friends with Naja Tachikawa and Simone Angeles. And through Naja, she becomes acquainted with Tom de la Gabriel and Frederiko Jacob Stanford. She is a swinger herself and gets involves with men of different age group.
She is a 28 year old lady, working as a volunteer worker for the church project. She is amiable, bright, a wild sense of humor but most of the time, arrogant and self glorifying. She is very smart when it comes to arithmetic and science, and had many academic achievements . Because of these, she has become a braggart. She and Mael Hiyama became good friends, despite their age difference, since Pamela has her own childish side.
Pamela Green is the only daughter of the Green couple, having six sons. The Greens are prestigious in the military world and Pamela is considered as a black ship for being a girl , and therefore, can not be in the military. Although Pamela is a smart lady, her family really do not appreciate her strengths , for what they want is for their family to be known in the world of military where their ancestors had been glorified for, and not science or arithmetic. Because of that, Pamela angrily decided to leave South End for Ceylon to look for the people who will accept her for what she is and to let her family know she can stand alone. She had stayed with the Ricci family for a while and got to know Luke Ricci. Before Luke quit the church, he introduced her to the Ceylon church. At first, she decided to join the church when she has not yet found a job. But as time goes on, she becomes attached to her job that she resolved to remain there.
Maria Elena "Mael" Hiyama - BR>She was a kind 17 year old girl who was still in her childhood years. She's into video games and collects all sorts of stuff . Naturally she's, hardworking, straightforward ,bright and has a wide knowledge in science and arithmetic. Her vice, however, leads her into all sorts of trouble and fights that a girl her age should not be involved in. Most of her friend are younger than she is by two to five years. Tom , Riko and Naja also became his friends despite the fact that the three can barely play. She is also one of the very few people who can talk sense out of Iori Jr. and appreciate Iori and his hidden good side. She is the only one Iori can really trust and Iori considers 'friend'.
Mael Hiyama is the youngest daughter of Cleo Hiyama. The older Hiyamas had all died, including Mael's parents, except for Uncle Hiyama who is a veteran and the only one who takes care of Mael. Mael's older siblings have all disappeared after finishing their studies in Ceylon and left Mael and her uncle. They have never come back.
Danielle Katayama -
She is a 17 year old friend of Riko and develops an intimate relationship with him. She is kind, meek, modest, but pessimistic. Normally, it is Riko she runs to whenever she has problems. She considers every problem hard and acts like it is the end of the world. She belongs to an equally wealthy family, but , unlike Iori, she's kind and humble. Her life was
full of sadness, until she met Riko, who gave her hope.
Gabrielle is the daughter of the rich merchant of Ceylon, and her family was a friend of the Dimitris. Before Iori Jr. got infatuated by Katja Gonzales, he used to be very interested in her, but Danielle already has her heart set for Riko. Because of this, Iori condemned Riko and treats him like a an arch rival. The Frosts, however, approves of Iori.
Lu Ying Katayama
She is the mother of Danielle Katayama. She is amiable, understanding, but sometimes, a big bitch , childish ,annoying and irresponsible. Attractive, she can usually get men to follow her wherever she goes. She is envious and easily gets jealous of the littlest things. She can be fanciful and romantic.
Lu Ying is the wife of
the wealthy Katayama. However, nobody can be certain if Lu Ying has a real
love for the wealthy Katayama, because she is only forced by her family
to marry the man. Her husband is younger than her by a couple of years,
but they, judging from the way they look, are happy together.
Rin Lopez -
General Rin is Erik's adviser and teacher . Before, he is just a warrior priest, but later on, he becomes the general of the Imperial Army, but still performs his duty as a priest. He is an scary old looking man with pointed chin, but actually, he is only in his thirties. He is friend of the Dimitris, and as corrupt. Strict and austere, his sole advise for Erik is "be perfect" and be every inch "worthy of the throne". Although he is often rigid, Erik like him.
Rin Lopez is the brains of 50 % of assassinations going on in Ceylon, which includes the former monarchs. His motives are basically good - to stabilize Ceylon. But because of his fighting attitude, he will do everything strengthen Ceylon - and that included assassinations and many dirty businesses. He uses his organized influential power for his affairs. and befriends people only to use them for his own benefit.
Megumi Nielsen -
Megumi Nielsen is the former lover of Tom. She is, like Iori, a braggart ,insolent and a snob and judges people by the way they look. She is artistic, a bright student but with a poor luck of men.
She is a close friend of Danielle Katayama. At first, she is Tom de la Gabriel lover. With the help of Riko, she got acquainted with Tom. Tom refused her. After sometime, she realized that she had no chance to get Tom, so she decided to stop. But right after that, she saw the handsome Erik Lee d'Arc and immediately falls in love with him.
Allan Poriskova -
Allan is the son of Duke of Ceylon - and also a distant relative of Erik. He develops friendship with Mariko Ricci and Jan Ashman. He is hooked up with Naja Tachikawa and abhors Tom de la Gabriel "for stealing" Naja away. Hence, he considers Tom as a mortal enemy even when the latter has not made any moves toward Naja.
Like Mariko Ricci, Allan Poriskova is new in town. He came from the southern part of Ceylon, the Southern End but during Philip-Erik Lee accident, he is sent to Ceylon to study. He and Erik are close and became even closer when Allan transferred to the city. During his stay, he made friends with Mariko Ricci and Jan Ashman whom he met in the streets. He, then, begins to be fond of Mariko. Jan, on the other hand, becomes his rival and Jan begins to talk behind his back.
Mariko Ricci - She was
a 'soloist ' or one that doesn't seem to have any friend. Naja became
his friend, but apparently, they could not get along with each other because
of Mariko's extremely wild side . She got to know many dirty businesses
to support her
vices and still managed to pass her schooling without having anybody suspect of her outside affairs. She is frank, brave, clever, and had a good fashion sense and usually prefers to go alone. She managed to catch Kim's interests.
She is a 17 year old girl, abused by her foster family. Nonetheless, she remains standing and still refuse to listen to what her foster parents dictate. She has two foster siblings : An and Mark, both of which condemns her and treats her badly. Although she knew she can easily beat her foster family, she declines to harm them because as she says : 'they are not worth sinning for.' Instead, she engaged herself in businesses her family is not aware of. She is a good pretender and an expert liar and is not afraid of doing what she wants. She is a good dresser and can usually be seen in leather skirt and jackets. Mariko is new in town, but she has learned the city like the palm of her hand. Despite her father's constant beating, she scarcely learn a lesson. Because of her father, she has become a sexist and looks down at men with much pity and disgust. She loves to gamble.
He used to work as a volunteer for the church, but afterwards, quit it.. He is the abusive father of Mariko Ricci. He loves to drink all sorts of alcoholic beverages and knows each of them by heart. At first, whenever he runs out of drink, he beats Mariko. However, much later on, he still beats Mariko even for no reason.
Luke Ricci is the dipsomaniac . This started ever since he was a child, being also beaten by his real parents. He craved very much for the time when he himself could oppress instead of being the oppress. When his wife bore kids, he attempted to beat them. But his wife furiously refused, and so they adapted Mariko instead. Luke Ricci was also beaten by his wife several times. His wife is an athlete and a master in aikido. The grief of his misfortunes in women along with his miserable past, especially in his wife, drove Luke to drinking. Sooner or later , he became inseparable with a bottle of wine.
Frederiko Jacob Stanford - BR>Frederiko Jacob Stanford , aka Riko is Tom de la Gabriel closest friend. He is a brilliant student of St. Benedictine College, being the oldest of five siblings. He was cunning, smart, and a kind 17 year old lad with slick golden hair and sky blue eyes and girls usually fall for him. He's understanding and compassionate and usually the one who talks sense out of Tom. Riko , however, was apprehensive, lacked self confidence and had a wild sense of humor and , sometimes, when the moon is full, he can be seen as wacko.
Marko Stanford and Zandra Jacob are Riko's parents who are usually austere and strict when it comes to their children, most especially to him. As a result, Riko is a bit awkward , timid and shy. Despite his parents' overly tight discipline, Riko managed to bloom out with the help of Tom, who usually takes Riko with him whenever possible, bringing Riko in trouble
Riko's family is from
the middle class, his mother and father are both scientists , usually too
busy to supervise Riko's affair. To be safe, they secure tight disciplines
in their children.
Naja Tachikawa -
Naja was another person which Tom considers as 'close' although he had
refused to admit it. She was a sweet girl with red locks and dark blue
eyes and usually the one who helps Riko in helping Tom. She was sensitive,
tempered, gentle and kind. She is basically a pain in the ass, for her parents and for her teachers. She usually goes around in cargo jeans.
Naja used to be Allan Poriskova's lover. Allan was nearly drawn, but when he caught Naja with Tom, he changed his mind and accused Naja of being a two-timer. Although Tom is not interested in any girls in St. Benedictine, Allan never came back to Naja's arms. THis brought sadness for Naja, but later on ,she realized what a big jerk Allan is and so her sadness vanished.
Louis Woo -
Loel is also a friend of Tom and Riko. He is like ably good natured , humble, and has his own weird side. He is sometimes overly superstitious and panicky. He is equally bright and smart. However, he has a terribly strong imagination, and sometimes, he chooses to live his own world and live the reality behind. He loves to escape from his trouble and problems and even school.
Jean Erik Rodriguez is 18 year old son of a pilot and a stewardess. He is the middle child of the seven children. Usually, he is 'left out' and 'out of place' even in his own house because his parents frequently fail to notice him whenever they are around (which is once in a full moon). This made him to be really imaginative and he dreams of a world where he can fit in. He develops good friendship with Tom and shares his imagination with him. He is also, like Mariko Ricci de la , a 'soloist' , but unlike her, he is mild and can be really caring. He considers himself as a 'pariah'.
Andrea Yeghiazceryan -
Andrea is another lover of the young Iori Dimitri Jr. at only 15 years of age. Iori uses her several times, but Andrea does not really care for her love of Iori. She can be sweet and generous, but sometimes, overly conservative, stupid and dumb, fainthearted and allows other people to push her around. She is also meek and courtly.
Andrea came from the Southern end and has only stayed in Ceylon for quite a while. She is the daughter of ammo dealer. She first met Iori Jr. during a church service and isn't drawn. But later on, when Iori came to visit their ammo shop, she falls in love with him and let him buy the ammos in low prices without asking for certificates. In other words, illegal. The next time, she gave them all for free. Iori realzies her weakness and takes advantage of her.