Illyanna Shevchenko

E.A.V. Registry
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Name Illyanna Shevchenko Aliases Spider - Online Alias and registered with Adam and Eve
Branch Navy Rank Seaman Recruit
Gender Female Race/Eth. Caucasian/Ukrainian
Birthdate 12-12-2099 Age 23
Height 5' 4" Build 115 lbs
Eyes Light Gray Hair Red
Residence Mobile. Original: Kiev, Ukraine.
Position Programming Expert
Parents Andriy and Anya Shevchenko Siblings Ivan Shevchenko, older brother
Marital Status Single Children N/A
First Seen Last Seen
Service Record For those keeping record, Illyanna Shevchenko was the programmer who first cracked the alien codes ten years ago, while a research student at the University of Kiev. She subsequently developed the custom software "Rosetta" to translate the millions of lines of alien codes, providing the groundwork for the world to make full use of the alien technology.

Just prior to the Genesis expedition, Illyanna was recruited into the Navy from her civilian life, and assigned to the Genesis mission. Rumors had it that it was done very much against her will, but that it was necessary because she represented such a level of security risk to the Earth Alliance government, and the best course of action was to shoot her into space to get her out of the way.

Illyanna Shevchenko

portrayed by
Émilie Dequenne



Image Rank Name Position Description
casting.jpg Captain Nandi Ramesh Captain Good news: The guy seems mellowed for a ship's captain, but still able to make tough calls in demanding situations. Bad news: I suspect he's perpetually stoned.
casting.jpg Commander Victoria Eisley Executive Officer (XO) Holy shit, she reminds me of my grade-school Russian teacher. I half-expect her to tell me to go stand in a corner, although she obviously has a soft side as well. How peculiar.
casting.jpg Lieutenant Commander Monoko Kurokawa Chief Engineer The only person on this floating space dump who I can talk shop with. Thank God she's my commanding officer.
casting.jpg 1st Lieutenant Dominic L'Anse Security Chief For a tough marine, he's actually a pretty cool guy. I think I can count on him to keep things in order around here.


  • Illyanna is fond of nicknames. She refers to Adam & Eve as Boris & Natasha, in fact programming them to respond to the nicknames.
  • Surprisingly, Illyanna loves to dance. Not any form of trained dance, mind you, but the unplanned, unchoreographed arm-flailing commonly found in dance clubs.
  • She went by the alias "Spider" online and in the hacking community.
  • Even though she was born and raised in Ukraine, Illyanna speaks perfect English and is intimately familiar with American slang and culture. It is thought that this was because she spent her childhood in the company of a group of American friends online and in VR, a group known enigmatically as the "Web".
  • Illyanna's personal, customized data-tablet is called "Eleven", which is armed with advanced hacker equipment as well as a strange chipmunk voice chip.



Title OOC Date IC Date Quick Description
Fresh Out of the Freezer April 9, 2011 January 13, 2128 Illyanna and Michael are taken out of stasis, getting the full 60 minute treatment before being given the bad news.
Drinks and Hoola-Hoops April 10, 2011 January 14, 2128 Illyanna runs into Dominic in the Rec Hall and is joined by Pramiti.
*Episode 1-2: Portable Holes April 11, 2011 January 15, 2128 Genesis sensors pick up a distress beacon originating from an unknown alien spacecraft that matches none of the ship's few records. A team is sent over to investigate.
Defrosting Ivan April 18, 2011 January 28, 2128 Lance Corporal Ivan Shevchenko is brought out of stasis.
*Episode 1-3: To Infinity & Beyond April 23, 2011 February 6, 2128 Testing of the black hole communications relay commences, giving the crew of the EAV Genesis its first look at what lies beyond the wormhole. The ship follows, crossing over 500 billion light years in the blink of an eye. There, on the far side of the Corona Borealis Supercluster, the ship finds itself on the heels of a 5 ship fleet of Devourers caught in a mortal engagement with a pair of Parasite ships.
Breakthrough April 25, 2011 February 6, 2128 The alien database retrieved from the derelict Parasite ship is finally cracked. Commander Eisley goes to Engineering to review some of its contents, and discusses what is learned with Monoko and Illyanna.
*Episode 2-2: Official Landing Party August 01, 2011 March 09, 2128 A science team and support unit of Marines arrives on the planet and establishes a foothold. Due to strict safety protocols, quarantine procedures are engaged, making this a temporary one-way trip for those who venture down to the surface.
*Episode 2-3: Wild Kingdom August 08, 2011 March 21, 2128 After an uneventful first (30+ hour) night on Chrysalis, the landing party finds itself between a pack of the planet's diurnal predators and the lake.
*Episode 2-4: What To Do About Roctopodes August 14, 2011 March 31, 2128 Several members of the landing party gather for a teleconference with personnel still aboard the Genesis. Various findings and theories about the tentacle things living in the cave are discussed.
No rest for the Wicked August 17, 2011 April 6, 2128 Illyanna takes a break while working on preparing communications with the Tripods.
*Spider Pictionary August 18, 2011 April 08, 2128 Navy Seaman Shevchenko has isolated the signal that the sailfins transmit data back to the metal spiders. Commander Eisley and several other members of the landing party gather to attempt to communicate with them.

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