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RP Rising Lotus

Andrew

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RP Date
43
RP Location
Kyoto, Yamatai

Rising Lotus​

Imperial Palace (Basement) - Kyoto, Yamatai​


In the days long past of Yamatai, it was a generation of Nekovalkyrja that had held the line; a group of individuals that still had surviving members serving as Taisho and the upper echelons of the Star Army even now. Although the times had changed; politics, technology, social order, rights, and freedoms, war was still a reality. Imagining the thoughts that went through the digital minds of that generation was something that many wished they had an insight into. To know the things that shaped the strong like Irim and Yui, that bronzed the determination of women like Katsuko was interesting, and it is the stories of their feats that had helped bring pride to wearing the uniform of the Star Army. To be a member of that generation that had missed the last thirteen years of history, was even more interesting and that is probably why the basement of the Imperial Palace had been selected to give rebirth to Taisho Anzai Saya, former Taisho of the Third Fleet lost in the Second Mishhuvurthyar War - it was private and a comfortable place for an old mind to come to terms with the changes that had occurred during such a long absence.

Life and rebirth were a reality for their kind, in truth, it was almost purposeful in that it created an awkward sense of immortality that had the occasional difficult consequences attached to it. Some were interested in their lives before their end, and others seemed happy to pick up where they left off regardless of the gap between backup and restoration. Thirteen years though was a different beast altogether.

Saya had remained relatively quiet, the interest of doctors and medical staff waned as the first hours of life drained into the night. A cup of tea in her hands, a fresh lotus flower symbolizing rebirth poised in a thin vase of water beside the bed, the lost mind of her old Nekovalkyrja soul wandered through the archives and updates of PANTHEON to draw a picture in her mind of the time she had lost. Her thoughts performed circles, tantalized by a continuous and rapid flow of information - lost in the moment, renewing herself within the Kiky Sector's relentless march towards destiny. She had not even looked in the mirror yet, perfection and beauty were assured...the need to know of the Empire's progression was more important than vanity.

What will I be?
 
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Andrew

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The law was absolute in the eyes of Saya; a Taisho without a fleet was not a Taisho. She kept her rank pin in one of her pockets. Her cold cerulean eyes stared at her image in the mirror, the last minor adjustment made, her light pink hair done up in a tight bun at the back, oriented to allow the formal hat to rest properly on her head. She shifted her pose and after a few minor brushes and tugs were satisfied with her appearance. The topic of retirement had come up a few times since she had started her new life; as far as she was concerned it was not even the cards. The Star Army was what she knew, and as far as she was concerned it was the only path - anything else was just a waste of who and what she was. She had caught up on history, civil and military matters and had analyzed the Battle of Glimmergold from beginning to end, it was important to understand how the war had changed, and who the war had changed.

It was finally time to find out what the next great adventure would be.

A few hours later​


Saya rode the lift up to Taisho Yui's Office and stopped at the Clerk's desk, "Anzia Saya, to see the Mistress Taisho, please." She stood rather than sat, hands behind her back as she scanned over the decor on the office walls and waited to be called.
 

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Yui's Office

Ketsurui Star Fortress was a short shuttle ride from the capital below, and soon Anzai Saya found herself in Taisho Yui's expansive command office where Yui and a small team of liaisons, attendants, and secretaries swarmed about. Yui was seated at a big desk with a lot of computer screens with maps and lists of ships and missions, and looked mildly frustrated, although that expression changed to a warm smile once the long-lost Taisho arrived. "Come in!" Yui beckoned. She asked her caretaker to bring some warm green tea and gestured to a plush, comfortable chair in front of her desk. "Are you here to figure out what is next?"
 

Andrew

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Saya gave a genuine smile back to Yui, seeing her again sent a spark of enlightenment through her being; something was the same after all. She sat down in the chair, posture at perfect before her superior and mentor, "It is good to see you, " she said as she sat down as invited, "Absolutely, I'm looking forward to some new challenges, anything for the Empire." She accepted the cup of tea with a respectful nod, the bloom of the green tea was such a tranquil scent. "I've taken the time to catch up, I can't believe it's been thirteen years. I should have listened to all those briefings on the importance of regular backups." She took a brief sip of her tea and then looked at Yui, "How are you? How is the Star Army? I'm excited to get back out there..." she diverted back to the topic at hand.
 

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"Honestly, I'm pissed off, peacetime is supposed to be relaxing but I find it feels more like a lack of direction. Given our history it only makes sense to think of this as a transitional period where we get to prepare for whatever new horror awaits us. We have lost a lot of good people just from things like retirement and time, not just the death tolls. The Star Army works best when it has the best and most experienced minds working together and right now it feels like we have a brain drain because all the the people who were waiting for the war's end to start the next chapters of their lives in the civilian world have done so at the same time because the war's end happened. Now the challenge is putting together a smaller, but highly effective military ready for the next challenge, and adapting it to the new concept, which is to combine this smaller standing military with immense growth capacity in the form of the new reserve. I know that's a lot but it's what's been on my mind and my agenda. And don't worry, we'll find a place for you."
 

Andrew

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Saya couldn't relate to the comment about the 'next chapter in civilian life', like most Nekovalkyrja in her generation the political changes seemed more like something on paper than something that actually applied to her life, she couldn't imagine a life outside of the Star Army and perhaps even resented the idea that such a thing was ever put into law. "If I may, I noticed that our enemy in the previous war has remaining forces in the Sector, perhaps after we finish mopping them up we should consider looking outside of the Kikyo Sector. We've long since had the means to go beyond what is becoming a very cramp region of space maybe it is something to consider?" she suggested, having reviewed a lot of the same data that she knew was on Yui's thoughts. "Either way, if a new more highly effective force is the goal, I look forward to whatever place you find for me...and don't worry, I don't even see retirement as something I could acquire a taste for. My place in the fight, anything else is a waste, " she said and then took another sip of her tea.

"Tell me more about what is on your mind, and until you find a permanent assignment for me - I'm here, and at your service," she said after a moment.

 
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