Ketsurui Hanako is a Nekovalkyrja serving in the Star Army of Yamatai. She is captain of the YSS Eucharis and the protégé of Ketsurui Yui. Hanako is both a Non-Player Character belonging to Game Master Wes. She is known for her caring, tolerance, and intimacy, but also for being passionately opinionated and somewhat reckless and impatient in combat.
Hanako has a short slender stature and pale taun skin. Her young, soft countenance and shiny goldenrod eyes are framed by waist-length sky blue hair with green roots and violet tips; her hair is soft, straight, and thick.
Hanako is a well-liked and well-known person among the Yamataian nobility; She was former Empress Yui's servant and was close to the Emperor Ketsurui Uesu and late Empress Ketsurui Ayame. Thrust into the military by way of by her family connections, Hanako has adapted well and has risen to leadership. She is fair and loyal, and generally does a good job of following both the regulations and the missions she is assigned. She stays in the Star Army to protect her nation and its people from harm.
Hanako is generous, thoughtful, caring, and eager to please. She sees tolerance, endurance, and forgiveness as great virtues. She enjoys joking, playful conversation, and physical contact. She was once somewhat promiscuous but that has not been the case for over four years. Hanako is opinionated, but never closed to new ideas. Some of her political beliefs are inherited from Ketsurui Yui.
Hanako has developed a reputation for being reckless in combat, at the cost of her starship.
Hanako's favorite colors are black, white, gold, blue, and red. She likes stretchy fabrics (stockings and form-fitting clothing), frilly socks, dresses, and skirts. Hanako dislikes pants (other than for field use).
Hanako was born on Planet Yamatai as an Elf in May YE 07 as Sami Rainchill, daughter of Kalnius and Meruru Rainchill, with one older brother, Maether; She was orphaned in YE 08 by The Great Plague of YE 08, and “saved” (forced into servitude) by PNUgen Corporation and at seven years old was transferred to a NH-3W body in YE 14 for a PNUgen KNI testing program until YE 17.
Joined Ketsurui Yui in YE 18 and has been with her much of her life. Shinjuku Hinosami was trained as a personal servant and bodyguard. In late YE 27, Yui renamed her Hanako and she was transferred to an X-NH-22 body. In YE 28, Hanako was promoted to Taisa by Yui and assigned command of the YSS Nozomi (NS-X1-250) and later second-in-command of the YSS Sakura (NG-X1-360) where she once died in YE 28.
During this period, Hanako was present on Nepleslia during the start of the war between the Greens and Reds of Nepleslia. In an attempt to escape, she hired mercenaries to eliminate her police pursuers…something she regrets.
Hanako was resurrected through use of a memory backup system in [::ye_29]] and went back into service with the Star Army after spending some time at the palace with Yui. She was captured, tortured, and impregnated by Mishhuvurthyar/Neko conspirators in YE 29, but was rescued by Kessaku Sakai Yuuko. She subsequently gave birth to three Mishhuvurthyar that had been implanted in her during her capture. Hanako was severely injured when she led the invasion of PNUgen headquarters, but returned to captain the Sakura, and bring it deep into Mishhuvurthyar territory to seek out the ”Dark Ones.”
During the Second Battle of Urghflau, Hanako successfully led a team that rescued the former Empress Ketsurui Yuumi. Giving up her own Mindy armor to keep Yuumi safe, Hanako ordered her teammates to teleport first. Hanako herself, sadly, did not make it out.
During this time period, Hanako was given ownership of Hanako's Star, which she had explored during her time on the YSS Sakura. Hanako assigned workers to begin developing the world for resorts and farming. Today it is a key provider of the Empire's food.
Hanako was resurrected by her adoptive mother, Yui, at the Empress' Palace, and after a brief recovery period, was reunited with her crew and assigned command of the upgraded YSS Plumeria. Hanako liked the Plumeria, but it didn't last. After losing it to Melisson, she was given command of its replacement, the YSS Elfin Princess, which she also lost to Melisson. Her latest ship is the YSS Eucharis, which she has captained for over five years.
In YE 33, Hanako went to the Shara to make first contact with the Gartagen (Mission 12.1). Then she participated in the The Battle of Yamatai. At the end of the year, Hanako went to Planet H to recover her second body from the planet's surface.