Master Sergeant Kokuten Gaiasis Chiaki the 5th is serving under the Star Military of the Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia and currently serves as a Security Captain on the Cirrus Station. He is played by Kokuten.
|“Who's trying to clean their conscience here, Laj? You think you're right for keeping her in the dark,” Kokuten tilted his head to the other side, humming an exhale out of his mouth as he kept his focus, “I think I'm right for showing her the truth. You can argue selfishness all day, but I refuse to think that playing god is the benevolent thing to do here. We're Nepleslians, we take charge of our own destinies.”|
Theme(Normal): R.O.D -THE TV- - Yappari Hon ga Suki
Theme(Urgency): Wild Arms 2 - Chase
Theme(Fight): Wild Arms 2 - Battle Force
Over time, Kokuten has played out as a fairly charismatic recluse. While this does sound a little paradoxical, the Chiaki is very good with people, but strangely finds that people will likely disregard him for something more interesting. Even with that, he remains kind, considerate, and vigilant.
Starting out, Kokuten was played as a rather young and wise personality. He always attempted an explanation or revelation to clear things up. In these times he also had a habit of smoking cigars, however, due to less opportunities, the habit eventually broke off.
Later, after the Elysian Diplomacy Conference, Kokuten proved him a capable Ship Medic in handling and managing the injured and bleeding in a surprise attack on the Alliance.
Kokuten later would meet the Freespacers, this meeting would further his knowledge in the relations between races. His presence at the sit down meeting with Spacers would make him more diplomatic as well, learning what key concerns take place when discussing the needs and benefits of nations.
After the Kennewes Offensive, Kokuten became a more hardened person, braver so to speak. Following the Colonial Expanse, Kokuten started to become more wizened and calm. Dealing with several sick people gave him more patience and insight in being a Doctor. On another note, some of the things he witnessed at Abjection caused him to become accustomed with the strange, blood, and dismemberment, giving him a more a flat reception to most things that would disturb people.
Relations are based on the accounts of Kokuten Gaiasis Chiaki the 5th.
|“Oh, ho, Dad was a real inspiration to me when I was little. Without him, I highly doubt I would be the Doctor I am today. He became a Doctor because of some movie with a Witch-Doctor. Though, he wasn't just any Physician, he became one the greatest practitioners out there. There's no limit to what he knows, diseases, viruses, cybernetics, and just about any physical ailment you could imagine. Other than an inspiration, he's a kind, but rather rough old man.”|
|“Mom… She's the kind of woman that an Chiaki man would want to marry… Er… Not saying that I want to marry my mother, just saying that she's a perfect example of a Chiaki woman. She's extremely intelligent, calculative, and sweet, if not a little lost sometimes. Mom really influenced Hatu at a young age, of course that's because Hatu was a little Momma's boy, but that's beside the point.”|
|“Hatu… I don't know what it is about him, but he's always been so different than that of the rest of the family. Chiaki's are usually kind and considerate to the people they are around, but Hatu isn't. He's always found pleasure and the discomfort or sadness of others. He even almost made a total conversion of his body. Now, cybernetics arn't unusual for a Chiaki, but we usually keep it to limbs and smaller organs.”|
|“Suku Matsobuki is an odd woman at best, her entire appearance is unusual, and the very fact that she chose to be a nurse is surprising in itself. Suku, though being much of a smart ass, is different from most women. She is fairly isolated, and prefers very little company from people. She shares similarities between Adrian and myself. Though, she is very reliable and I wouldn't have anyone else working in a med-bay with me, other than Adrian Decane of course.”|
|“Adrian Decane is a potentially unstable bomb, the man is underhanded and particulary vengeful. He has an unusually high resistance to drugs and alcohol, due to constant usage before. Being unstable makes him a reliable battle medic though, his short-tempered attitude, attributes to his abilities in combat. He is ruthless and unforgiving when tampered with, and only a few select people have the ability to calm him down. Though, past all that, he is a good friend and full of laughs.”|
|“Rico Sanroma? The very name strikes fear into the heart of any man in a relationship with a pretty girl. Rico's a very charismatic person, good with words, and somehow got Suku to behave. Despite how he may come off as a little self-indulgent, the man has a heart, and from time to time you'll see it.”|
|“Fian Vel Steyr, probably the most boyish looking man I've ever seen. Though, don't let his appearance fool you, the guy is a very established leader. He feeds off the morale of the soldiers around him, and that bolsters him to take that step further in life.”|
Arms - Hypolathe System: Both of Kokuten's arms act as a NAM NCS Hypolathe. His fingers and wrists act as opening points for the nanobots create cutting and piercing edges. Both arms are made with reinforced servos and light-weight durandium for increased strength and durability. As a result, Kokuten's spine is augmented to handle the weight of his upper body.
A soft-hearted man with a potentially jagged exterior, Kokuten is the ideal worker. He is genial, amiable, and thus very forgiving of others. His fuse is very long, save the occasional sour people who happen to chop that fuse in quarters. Even then, Kokuten tries to lock away his negativity in a place where it can't rise to disturb others. In fact, he goes to great lengths to make sure people only see his good side, as the man is very conscious of what others think of his behavior.
Despite his soft-heartedness, his recent exploits have made him hardier and more apt to battlefield conditions rather than his desired profession. Kokuten is direct and serious when it comes to battle, wanting to ensure that everyone is lead to the utmost of his ability. Failure in the mission is met with hopeless optimism, whilst a failure in leadership is met with a deep reflection in questioning his own ability to lead.
Born into a well-off family, raised in a Yamataian lifestyle, Kokuten was cursed with very poor eyesight and defective arms. With cyborg technology becoming increasingly common, Kokuten was outfitted with artificial eyes, and artificial arms(The surgery was carried out by his father himself.)
As suggested by his name, Kokuten comes from a long line of Chiakis. Each and everyone of these Chiaki's attempted something signifigant in their lives. No matter what it was, they tried to make it greater or at least put their name in it. From this, Kokuten gains a part of his helpful and jolly nature from this line.
As he was growing up, Kokuten was facinated at his old lineage, and wondered what he could do. At his teens he took a deep interest into history and law, figuring that he would be an archaeologist or a lawyer of some sort. He found himself less interested as he grew older.
When he hit his late teens, he attempted to use his creative mind to be an enterainer, to tell stories and jokes. This of course, did not please his father who was, in fact, a Doctor. Kokuten gathered a taste for discovery and excitement, he knew that Medicine was a helpful field, but a boring one.
This led him to the Nepleslian Star Army, he saw that they led exciting lives in space. So, in his early twenties, Kokuten signed up to become a Medic in the Star Army. In this, he hopes to establish a place among the other Chiaki's and at least help out in the universe.
Kokutens first true day of duty was an odd one. He met alot of Marines entering the ship and to the cafeteria. There he formally met the Marines, Fian Vel Steyr, Adrian Decane, and Rico Sanroma. It didn't take long for some action to ensue on the ship. The Marines were put through a VR simulation to hone their combat skills. In the first simulation, the Marines were pitted against eachother in an attack/defense mission. Kokuten was placed on the assaulting team, under the command of one Fian Vel Steyr. It was there that Kokuten finally started to learn how to use a Power Armor effeciently. He spent most of the mission stumbling around, getting knocked down by a certain Sanroma, and eventually being crushed to death by a cave.
The second simulation was a bit different, Kokuten was now on the defending side. Not only that, Kokuten found himself leading a small squad of soldiers alongside Adrian Decane and his squad. Kokuten and Adrian stormed a bridge currently being attacked by a squad lead by one of their Marine buddies on the opposing team. The two squad slogged it out into an intense firefight, cause causalities in both Adrian's and Kokuten's squad, and completely wiping out their enemy. Though, their other squad members finished off the rest of the attack force before they could move on.
Kokuten found himself in the cafe with Adrian Decane after the simulations, it wasn't long until they got message from the ships A.I. that a Marine had assaulted one of the ladies of the ship. Both of them sprung into action, eventually finding the culprit, Rico Sanroma. They restrained, drugged, and dragged him to the Med Bay where he was put under diagnosis. It was soon found out that Rico's action were not his own, he had been injected with Vigour. Even sooner did they find the true trouble maker was Adrian Decane.
After Adrian Decane was confined to quaters. The Captain, Jack Miller, issued the mission statement. They were to travel to Elysia as a diplomatic envoy to strengthen relations between Nepleslia and Elysia. After returning to the Med Lab, Kokuten soon received news that Adrian had tried to commit suicide. Valo the ship's android, retrieved him, and treated him. It was after that, that they met a new Geshrin nurse named, Suku Matsobuki. After Rico had came to get some synthetic skin replaced, the Medical Crew began to preform Medical Exams on the crew members before the mission. After all Marines checked out, with one exception, the crew prepped for the upcoming mission.
Finally, Kokuten found himself on his first mission, in which the brilliant elysian architecture dazzled him. While trying to maintain himself as a soldier he sampled every which way with his eyes. Yet, it seemed from the start that the start the mission was not to last long. A Marine by the name of Mike Crosby went crazy and began shooting a the senators duplicate. Luckily, with a bit of nepleslian muscle, and a few sedatives, Mike was subdued. With a flurry of apologies, Fian Vel Steyr skillfully tried to diffuse the situation. With success, the mission for diplomacy moved on.
With the diplomatic team moving on to secure Nepleslia's relations with Elysia, the Marines attending the mission(including Kokuten.) Moved on to a cafeteria where they could enjoy some Elysia's cultural food. Of course, already excited about the architecture, Kokuten was more than happy to eat some of their food. From there on, the Marines spent their time until the negotiations ended. From there they were shuttled back to the Alliance, where some unexpected excitement was taking place.
When Kokuten returned from the 'diplomatic' negotiations back on Elysia, the ship seemed to be under peril. In a fit to escape it, the Alliance jumped out of the Elysian system and landed on Planet X. Kokuten assumed his duties in the Med Bay, as the ship was 'once again' ambushed. Soldier after soldier along with the help of Suku and Fay Saelus, he patched up and put back together several soldiers. Though, there only a few that they couldn't save, one of those being the ship's own Rico Sanroma.
After the Marines from outside had driven the ship's attackers away, the Alliance jumped out of the system and docked at Unity Station. After what they had went through over the past few days, most of the Marines on the NSS Alliance were ready to rest. Unlike them though, that was not the case for Kokuten. He was reassigned under NAM's commision, and was promoted to Soldier 1st Class for his duty.
At first, Kokuten's reassignment was to assist in the revival of Rico Sanroma. However, it seemed the higher ups thought that his service was due elsewhere. So, he was reassigned back to the Alliance in a very short amount of time. In the mean time, he would spend his leave at Dawn's a bar/strip joint. It wouldn't be long until some of his buddies would start coming in the very same bar. Someone else had told them about Dawn's and now it seemed Kokuten was reunited with buddies after the short time of his reassignment.
Kokuten and his friends drank on for most of the time, until Fian Vel Steyr stood on a stool and began his rant about a close friend, Rico Sanroma. This was going well for Fian until one of the fellas in the bar boo'd him and the spirit of Sanroma. That's when Captain Jack Miller stepped and slammed bottle on the man's head. With a vengeance, the man rammed his fist into the Captain, this didn't sit with Kokuten and the fight was started. The entire bar broke out into a big fight which ended with one guy on fire, one guy with a fork in his ear, one on the ground half-dead, and a bunch of Nepleslian Marines running like hell back to their ships.
The next mission for the NSS Alliance was to investigate an unusual signal clear across the pinch between Yamataian and Elysian. Here, he met the unusual Freespacer race along with some of his comrades in a diplomatic party. Though, it was to soon be seen that these Freespacers were a little 'too' unusual. Conversations with the inquisitive Synthetic Intelligence left Kokuten dazed and baffled. A hasty bit of diplomacy was signed and the Nepleslians and Freespacers were an officially allied people. Kokuten felt lucky, he survived the entire event without getting stabbed or assaulted by the unusual mechanoids.
Kokuten, like most marines, was happy to return home after the mind-numbing event with the Freespacers. Luckily, the Marines would soon get a chance to unwind, through free tickets to an Aethersperm concert. Though not a direct fan of the band, Kokuten was not any less willing to go. Most of the concert was a blur after the bands electronics and harmonics caused his electronic eyes to short out. The rest of the night was spent with him being alone and drunk.
After the short leave, the Medic would find himself out on the Alliance again. Once more, he would administer the usual medical exams and give everyone their brainspiders. After such, he was sent to join his fellow members of Alpha squad and ready up to jump into the chaos of which was the surface of Kennewes. His squad's job was to gain control of a local water treatment center. The mission was shaky, especially since it was Kokuten's first live-action mission. So, Kokuten was a tad panicky through a lot of it, and also tended to stay away from harming others. For long hours they held the plant after securing it, holding off attacks, but soon they found they were being overwhelmed. This was when the Blackguard, a special branch of marines, arrived to support Alpha squad and repel the assault. Even with his combat inexperience, Kokuten made it through the mission unscathed. He and his squad even got to meet the Master General of the Marine Corps when the facility was secured. After long hours of fighting and surviving, the Kennewes Offensive had ended.
Not all had transpired well during the mission, many Marines died in effort to see the Kennewes Offensive through. It was up to Kokuten and Suku to sort out the bodies. Most troubling of the duty was finding that his best friend, Adrian Decane, was among the dead. Through the miracle of technology however, he was able to save a lucky group of these dead from permanently dying through the use of the brainspider.
After the tough duty of despiderization, the Marines were sent to the debriefing, giving by Pyros Thrull Westwood. It was here that Kokuten was told that he was being transfered out of the Marine Corps and into the Naval Corps, and was to recieve his promotion to Petty Officer. From there, Kokuten was transfered away from his home on the Alliance. He felt sentimental, and probably would've teared up if it weren't for the fact he lacked tear ducts. The Alliance was his 'first day of school', the place where he learned to be a Marine, a man. That ship was where he made some very good friends, and being transfered to colony duty meant losing those good friends.
Operation: CB was an extensive effort to further colonization and maintenance of the Northwest Expansion. Nepleslia called forth a large number of it's professionals and soldiers to help power the effort. Kokuten was one of these professionals, who was employed in programs to further knowledge of medicine and surgery. Upon finishing these programs, he was sent across the Northern Expansion, setting up hospital areas in the systems he was stationed and serving the sick. He even went to Abjection to establish a medical station for the security division there and review the health conditions of the work areas(minus prison cells.)
After a long tour through the Northern Expanse, Kokuten was given the option of returning home, picking a position elsewhere, or a position of active duty elsewhere. He chose to pick a position elsewhere, and that somewhere was the Cirrus Research Station. There he was appointed to Squad 267 as security detail in the research area. After his Squad Sergeant choked on one of the wide variety of Snacks the station had to offer, he was appointed to Sergeant. When his Captain suffered the same fate, he was bumped up to Captain.
In small twist of bureaucratic fate, Kokuten was reassigned to Squad 35, an already infamous group, known for the hi-jinks and crazy missions they completed. His first mission as Captain was to have his squad oversee the coming and going Vinross Yu-Cranker Materials personnel. However, the regularly peaceful endeavor turned into a horrible firefight. As pirates attacked the station, the Vinross Yu-Cranker Uniques, their personal fighting force sprung into action, which resulted into more firefights between themselves and Squad 35.
After a short reassignment elsewhere after the escapade with the Uniques, Kokuten found himself in the center of trouble again as Squad 35 was trying to stop a runaway tram. During the chaos, the Neplelsian Doctor took command after the civilians on the train were evacuated on another tram. He led the unit up the length of the train, only to split up the team after Goat, a large automata, separated the train in two halves. Kokuten went to the non-engine half with Akio and Method, while giving command of the engine side to "Deacon". Kokuten pulled the brake on his half to only slow the train, whilst Claire pulled the brake on Deacon's side. Eventually, the train was stopped and the disaster was adverted, but not without a great deal of injury to Squad 35 itself.
After being given the chance to lick their wounds and return to duty, Squad 35, headed by their ever LED-eyed Captain, took leave from Cirrus Station with Cassefin and Purina down to Fortuna. There, Kokuten found himself amazed by a massive example of Nepleslian industry called The Sinkstrip. The wonder of its immenseness was outweighed by one fact, revealed by Cassefin herself; The strip was owned by Yu-Cranker. Such a realization warranted a bit wariness, and great suspicious from the increasingly untempered Chiaki.
Such wariness was warranted, when the strip came under the attack of eco-terrorists. By that point, Cassefin revealed the real mission behind their coming to the Sinkstrip. In that, they were sent out to contend with aforementioned terrorists and dealt with them, in mild success. They were able to reach their objective, but not with, once again, great injury to themselves.
Kokuten's skill have been divided into four sections: Master, Superior, Major, and Minor. A Master Skill is a skill that has developed so much over time, that it's processes could performed in his sleep. Superior skills are skills that Kokuten has really focused and perform better than most people in the galaxy. Major skills are usually skills that are trained by profession, or were worked into enough to where he perform job efficiently. Minor Skills are skills that have not trully developed to a point to where one could actually call him 'skilled', however the base idea of that skill is embedded within his mind and he is able to perform that skill.
Kokuten has not achieved a Master Skill as of yet.
Kokuten's Superior Skills are centered around social interaction and his medical practice. They develop him into a man who is centered in the idea of healing not just the body, but the spirit and mind as well. This way, he becomes an essential credit a groups health and will.
Thanks to his father, and a great deal of study, Kokuten knew how to diagnose and treat conditions, apply first aid and emergency care (CPR, etc). He also was taught how to work in and use hospital equipment. However, it was the Marine Corps that taught him to perform field surgery/general surgery if given the proper tools/facilities. In Operation: CB, Kokuten's medical experience grew in recognizing problems affecting the bodies of not just Nepleslians, but other races as well. His experience has allowed him to become a well-seasoned Practitioner. As a result of his experienced and additional education, Kokuten officially has earned the title of Doctor.
While searching for jobs and careers, Kokuten learned the fine arts of Entertainment. It was a successful skill that would earn him friends for years to come. While growing up, his father taught him how to play a series of instruments, and he learned how to tell stories from reading books. These skills help him relax and make the people around him feel better.
Kokuten's training gave him a lot to live with in life, but most if made him a formidable soldier. His Major Skills outline the groundwork for a good front line fighter. Though, his abilities are not just limited to the frontline, he also has good communicative skills and knowledge which make him good for person-to-person situations and organizational duties.
Back when he was young, Kokuten learned to speak Japanese and had lived off of English. He learned to read, write, and curse in both languages fluently. In the Military Communications training, he learned send transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, ships, ground vehicles, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Along with this came the usual and rudimentary silent communication abilities.
Kokuten often got into fights as a kid, and won, due to his powerful arms. However, upon entering the Star Army, he learned how to use those arms correctly. He received intensive hand-to-hand combat training (primarily focused on disabling and/or killing opponents) and has followed up that knowledge with a rigorous training program. He is trained to use a slew of weaponry and has the ability to repair them with the right tools and time. After the physical exercise, Kokuten exited with satisfactory physical condition(Along with a tune-up on his arms and eyes).
Never being an outside person, Kokuten had a hard time learning his survival skills in basic. Though, with trial and error he learned how to survive in hostile environments. He learned to build shelters, hunt and forage for food, build a fire, etc. Even camouflage himself and become familiar with guerrilla warfare tactics.
Being a social person, Kokuten knew respect, loyalty, and the importance of teamwork. His training in the Star Army only boosted this, recieving training and learning exercises. In this he learned that if he was the highest rank, he would need to make decisions that may cost a life. He knows his maps, and distances, and understands where and when he can flank/ambush/assault a point.
It's said that Knowledge is power, it was Kokuten's(An just about every Chiaki's) philosphy that Knowledge was the path to success. Kokuten learned the laws and history of most of the discovered planets in his early teens. Even though he lost interest in going to a career concerning this, he still kept interest in the stories of old events. Kokuten is also versed in areas of history pertaining to other races and the culture of those said races.
Kokuten's Minor Skills cover some base areas where he's had visual or minimal experience. He's been apart of several situations where two groups came together and discussed politics and has actually looked up information on certain species. With no actual experience he wouldn't be an actual diplomat, nor a professional driver with his short drives on the colonies, or an effective Chief.
During his service in the colonies, Kokuten was placed over several other medical workers as they maintained the health of certain colonies across Northwest Expansion. Here Kokuten learned how to manage people and divide them into areas depending on their strengths. Combined with his experience as Marine in the Nepleslian Empire's Marine Corps, this allows to be an alright combat leader.
Kokuten's experience in the military led him to meet a wide variety of people, and even meeting different races. He found himself learning more about the different kinds of people and cultures of some. His interest delves especially into Freespacer because of their unique heritage and lifestyle. Experience by being present at diplomatic session has given ideas of what should be taken into account represent two groups at such discussions.
There was a bit to be learned when it came to moving around the colonies in the expanse. There he learned the basics of driving certain cars and trucks, but no more.
Kokuten's encounters with other races has given a decent idea of the goings on between two large factions when it comes to international diplomacy. However, he only has enough experience to mediate between minor groups, rather than representing an entire nation.
2 Pullover shirt, green, with rank patches on shoulder pads and name plate
2 Button-up short-sleeved overshirt, blue, with rank patches on shoulder pads and name plate
1 Double Breasted Jacket, a dark tan
1 Turtleneck, Dark green
4 T-shirts, white
4 underwear, white
2 Blue jeans
2 Khaki cargo pants
1 Office slacks, a dark tan
1 Beret, green, with flash patch
1 Garrison hat, blue, with flash patch
1 pair gloves, leather, black
1 pair boots, black (or khaki)
1 pair of shoes, brown
1 pair of finger-cut gloves, leather, brown
6 pair boot socks, white
1 Belt, dark brown
1 White strap, fits around any arm, has a red cross on it
1 double-strap belt, brown
2 Tank tops, green, with fleet number on the right chest
2 Pairs of ankle length pajama pants, blue
2 T shirt, white, with fleet number on the right chest
2 Pairs of ankle length pajama pants, khaki
1 Pair of slip-on flexi-shoes, black
1 Pair of slip-on flexi-shoes, brown
2 Short-sleeved mocks with fleet number on the right chest, Green
2 Short-sleeved mocks with fleet number on the right chest, blue
2 Work-out shorts, light blue
2 Work-out shorts, khaki
1 Pair of trunks, green, fleet number on right leg
1 Pair of trunks, blue, fleet number on right leg
1 pair identification tags, metal, with name and hometown
1 Canteen, 1 quart
1 Wallet with the Marine Corps Insignia plated on it.
1 AwesomeCorp DataJockey, Medical Military Version.
Description: At the start of his military career, Kokuten joined the Nepleslian Empire at it's birth. This marine uniform was the standard for all personell and was what Kokuten wore until he joined the Navy.
Description: This uniform was what was issued to Kokuten once he joined the Navy branch of the DIoN.
Description: Kokuten wears this on the non-military occasions that require a formal look.
Description: A semi-military casual look.