Schicksal is the earliest established organization in the New Era to fight the Houkai and is hostile towards the Anti-Entropy organization. Its current leader is Otto Apocalypse who inherited the Overlord status from his father.
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Schicksal (or Destiny in English) was founded in the 7th century, originating from Western Europe (Probably Germany) and has its branches across the world. It now has control over most parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. At its initial stage of establishment, the foundation of the organization relied on the framework of religion and implemented centralized management. After hundreds of years of development, the organization's religious overtones have been drastically reduced, but the leader of Schicksal is still known as the "Archbishop".
The organization initially explored, collected and analyzed the artifacts of the relics by exploiting the remnants of the previous civilization that had been previously destroyed and used them to counter the Houkai. However, after Otto Apocalypse was appointed Archbishop of Schicksal, Fuxi accelerated the research on collapsing energy and biotechnology under the leadership of Otto, which greatly enhanced the combat effectiveness of Schicksal against Houkai. In particular, following the defeat of the Second Herrscher in 2000, Schicksal developed a system of artificial holy marks based on the results of studies on the remains of the Second Herrscher recovered, greatly increasing the Valkyrie's utilization of Houkai energy, Valkyrie's fighting strength once again greatly improved. These marks were called Artificial Stigmata.
Also, 6 months before the events of Chapter 1 of the game, Schicksal finally succeeded in developing the Time Fracture system.
The Branch Families of Schicksal
The Schariac Family
The family who are responsible for the role of the “Priestess”, which mainly consisted of women. The Schariac family had excellent abilities to control Houkai energy. Famous members from the Schariac lineage is Cecilia Schariac.
The Kaslana Family
The family who administers the role of the “Knight”, the Kaslana family were born with great Houkai adaptability and excellent combat abilities. Patriarchs are usually the most powerful members of the Kaslana family tree. Famous members of the Kaslana descent are Siegfried Kaslana and Kiana Kaslana.
The Apocalypse Family
The Apocalypse family is the one that administers the “Bishop” role, however the Apocalypse bloodline may govern the Schicksal Organization but has no power or rite to fight the Houkai unlike the other branch families. Famous members from the Apocalypse lineage is Otto Apocalypse.
The valkyries were originally organized by Schicksal's most powerful fighters in the frontline of battlefield against their battle against the Houkai, responsible for the elimination or capture of zombies, disintegrating beasts and other missions. Whenever a Houkai reaction occurs, a great deal of Houkai Energy is released, and ordinary people are rapidly taken over by the Houkai energy and become zombies.
However, some people have degrees of resistance, and thus be able to fight with the Houkai. Because women are far more adaptable to disintegrate Houkai energy than males, these fighters are predominantly teenage girls called "Valkyrja". Kallen Kaslana is one of the best representatives of an early Valkyrja.
The Valkyrja were classified in ranks. S-Ranks, A-Ranks and B-Ranks are the most excellent fighters among the rest, but they are extremely rare to find. Cecilia Schariac, Reanna Brigantia, Durandal, Rita Rossweisse, and Wendy are among the best examples of S to B-Rank valkyrja.
North American branch
The predecessor of Anti-Entropy was the North American branch of Schicksal. Later, on November 1955, senior scientific researchers from the North American branch deviated from Schicksal and Anti-Entropy was established.
Far East Branch
Far East branch is a special branch where Otto agreed to give it to Theresa after the end of the 2nd Honkai War.
Theresa have built a special sanctuary on the island for victims of Houkai testing, also serve as school that teaches students to wield and master their Houkai power. When they graduate, they will officially becomes Valkyrja.
Siberia Branch: Babylon Lab
Introduced in version 1.6, Babylon Lab located in Siberia with very huge snowfield. This is also the place where the Second Houkai War starts.
Introduced in version 2.3, it have a Airport Command Room, Outer Airport and Industrial Center.
Airport Command Room
Circle texts inside Command Room:
- Innermost: MILDNESS, SERVERITY, MERCY
- Middle: THE CREATIVE WORLD, THE FORMATION WORLD, THE MATERIAL WORLD, THE ARCHETYPAL WORLD
- Outermost: SERVERITY, BEAUTY, VICTORY, SPLENDOR, FOUNDATION, KINGDOM, CROWN, WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, LOVE
North Africa branch: Vimur Lab
Vimur Lab is a lab to test run the 2nd God Key
The Myrkheim Laboratory is a research base directly under Schicksal’s headquarters. Although the scale is far inferior to the Helheim Laboratory or the giant manufacturing plant, the team and unique research direction it employs have successfully broken certain technological bottlenecks for Schicksal. Because of this, Myrkheim’s existence must be kept highly confidential.
The lab is known sucessfully built the Bright Knight - Excelsis Armor for Durandal uses.
- The entire North America Branch of Schicksal was bought by Nancy Thomas Alva Edison. In 1955, Edison was in charge of the Branch due to the fact that she was a genius - both in innovation and entrepreneurship - and the sponsor of the branch.
- The history of the entire history of Schicksal is inspired by the Medieval Crusades that actually happened in real history. The Houkai in the story represented the fear of mankind of technological advancement. The Houkai were beasts sent down by the ‘Houkai God’ to destroy the human civilization when they rose too high.