Her name was written: 血涙 地春. (Roughly, tears of blood/bitter tears and Earth/many Spring.)
A former Star Army of Yamatai Fleet Admiral and commanded the YSS Yui and the YSS Ketsurui Chiharu . She was killed over Ralfaris in an attack by Elysia. She is also known for designing the dress version of the uniforms and being the first person to be taken as a Prisoner of War after the ribbons/medals were introduced during the Fourth War with Elysia.
Since her death in YE 25 she has been elevated to almost Goddess status with a temple built in her honor and a religion has been built around her. The entire Kitsurugi clan renamed themselves Ketsurui in her memory.
Chiharu was originally created in YE 03 by PNUgen for use in the military After her tour of duty during the Heavenly Wars with Yui, Chiharu disappeared when her transport ship crashed and was supposedly destroyed. A few years later she found to be in stasis and was taken back to the PNUgen Corporation/WickedArms Industries to receive an upgrade as a NH-X Nekovalkyrja (was a NH-7a) and was bounced around a bit from ship to ship until she received command of the YSS Now and Forever (GC-04) of the 2nd Fleet in defense of Geshrintall (now Planet Yamatai).
The history behind Chiharu's long standing friendship between herself and Taisho Yui is still a mystery to anyone but the Chujo and the Taisho, maybe more will be revealed over time…
Was the first person to ever receive the Chiharu POW Medal shortly after the system of awards and medals was established early in YE 24. The Chiharu POW Medal was so named because it was created after the Taisho was taken as a POW after a small group of Seraphs furtively boarded the GSS Yui (GD-30) and incapacitated her.
She was held captive aboard the Elysian Attack Frigate, The Light of Destiny and was subjected to a line of questioning under the care of the Archangel, Zemerias Kiriel aka Zemer.
It was discovered that the captain of the ship, the archangel, Jehenniel, had been involved in an incident with the Taisho that had rendered her near death and in stasis many years prior. Another neko POW, Iseki was found to have been under Jehenniel's care and had been mentally and physically abused. Jehenniel also took it upon himself to force his methods of “questioning” upon Chiharu. Zemer returned too late but liberated the nekos and helped guide Jehenniel back to his God.
Chiharu and the neko, Iseki escaped from the Elysian ship via a stolen shuttle and secured themselves another method of transportation during a brief stay at an Elysian refueling station.
They returned to the YSS Yui (GD-30) and discovered that a Seraph had invaded the ship and had disabled the MEGAMI system as well as several members of the crew.
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The personality of Ishida Jon was created when the YSS Yui crew was given liberty on Ralfaris so that Chiharu could test her shape shifting ability and her ability to impersonate another person of the opposite sex and of a different race. The test was a success that ended with another person being recruited into the Star Army of Yamatai, an odd woman by the name of Shoki that appeared to have the ability to change her form into a large sword.
THe Elysian Battle of Ralfaris in YE 25 ended Chiharu's life when her ship was destroyed but it lead to a bizarre series of events that eventually lead to a Peace Treaty with Elysia and the end of the Heavenly Wars. Immediately after her death, Ketsurui Michiko was created from an old ST back-up from the YSS Yui but a whole new child persona entered a body identical to Chiharu's. In the years following her death, Chiharu's memory became integrated with the spiritual beliefs of Yamatai. People have claimed to have felt her presence or to have seen her spirit guide them through battle or even to have seen her ghost.
Certification of Nekovalkyrja Studies (27Mar03)