Build and Skin Color: Noa possesses the same features and build as your average Nekovalkyrja, just shrunk down very tiny in size. Her breasts are just an A-cup, and her hips are slightly wider than her shoulders. Noa's skin is also naturally the color of a healthy, light tan, perpetually looking like she had gone to the beach just recently.
Eyes and Facial Features: Her almond shaped eyes are an interesting shade of cerise pink that grabs attention, set in an oval shaped face. Her tiny cheeks can puff up a lot when she gets angry.
Ears: Noa has a pair of elf style ears that are long and tapered, with no fur on them. They could almost be mistaken for communication antenna the way they stick out of her hair.
Hair Color and Style: Her short hair is overal turquoise in color, and tends to have some darker green highlights as it reaches the tips. She usually wears it up in a pair of cute pig tails.
Distinguishing Features: Noa often wears a special amber tinted and miniaturized EM-G13 "Kuromegane" Communications Visor to keep her even more connected to the sea of data all around her, not to mention the clear wraparound style gives her face a sleek, high-tech look.
Personality: Noa is a fun-loving mini-Neko who has a major obession with technology, and enjoys tinkering and tweaking computers as both a job and her hobby. She always wants to see if she can get a little bit “more” out of a system or make it more efficient than it was before, and takes such things as personal challenges. Another thing she appreciates is a good competition, whether against an enemy hacker or playing in an online VCE game. Noa also has a bad habit of multi-tasking too much or wasting valuable productive time on station getting caught posting silly cat pictures, updating her social media account, or chatting on web forums. She tends to be pretty likeable and has lots of friends, though a LOT of them are actually sentient AI's. Despite that, she cares about her flesh and blood buddies and will always be around with some trick from up her sleeve to pull them out of danger (or just make shipboard life more interesting).
Born in YE 35, Noa was originally conceived as one of a handful of beta test cases for a program within Star Army Intelligence to evaluate the effectiveness of using NH-33M (Miniature) Nekovalkyrja as Information Warfare agents to both assist operatives in the field, and ensure their starships in service were able to be more robust against cyber attack and adaptable to new threats. Her group was put through the usual 99 days of basic training, followed by an intensive course of study on the ins and outs of information technology and supplemental training in various infiltration techniques. Noa stood out as one of the brightest in the program, and was very competitive even at that early stage… as a result, she chose to take on additional training that would qualify her as a star army medic.
Due to her overall high scores on her various training missions and the added medic specialization that made her more diverse and useful, it was decided after two solid years in the classroom that she could have the opportunity to move onto real field work with her first spaceship assignment. Noa was ecstatic to finally get out into that big, exciting world… and promptly hack it (and then post selfies about it, for good measure).
Noa has demonstrated proficiency in all the Star Army Common Skills as expected of any enlisted soldier of the Star Army of Yamatai.
Noa has received specialized SAINT Training Activity in all aspects of Information Technology and its uses in warfare. This makes her a certified “power user” of not only the Kessaku OS found throughout the Star Army, but other foreign and more exotic OS's as well. She is able to do much more than simply search and find information much more quickly than an average user, but also debug or troubleshoot automated systems, modify or update software code through military-grade open-source, and design various useful or weaponized programs. Her training also extends to such things as communications interception, ECM techniques, hacking and counter-hacking, infiltrating an enemy network to conduct espionage, or even attempt to sabotage or re-purpose networked enemy assets. With some time and effort she can also reverse engineer unknown IT equipment that has been captured. Noa is particularly good at interfacing with drones of various types such as Variable Configuration Mission Adaptive Drones, as well as the more common personal use EM-J5 Flying Assistant Robot Series (FARS) units to act as force multipliers and let her be in many places at once. She is also an avid user of Virtual Collective Experience technology, both for recreational gaming and for more utilitarian or training simulation purposes, though recently she has gotten a bit obsessed with the MMORPG Figments Of Fantasia.
Despite her focus on technology, Noa is also fully trained as an enlisted medic to provide efficient and timely first responder support to keep her teammates in fighting shape, on or off the battlefield. She is familiar with all standard Star Army medical equipment such as the Star Army Medical Kit, Type 31, Star Army First Aid Kit, Type 32 and Star Army Trauma Kit, Type 32, and can use a Portable Medical Scanner PMS-1M to help diagnose and treat a variety of injuries. Noa has received additional training in following Yamataian Triage Practices which includes how to properly interpret and respond to a (7-Line) Request For Medical Assistance. She also can perform more mundane medical tasks when at a shipboard facility such as conducting crew physicals, making ST backups, etc. if a ship's doctor is not available, though performing many complex surgical procedures is beyond her abilities. She will often enlist the help of her FARS drone to act like a “nurse” or extra set of hands with its robotic arm and first aid attachments.
Noa has received supplemental SAINT Training Activity that, along with her diminutive mini-Nekovalkyrja size, makes her adept in moving around stealthily or getting into hard to reach or unexpected places, especially in order to plant such things as trackers, hacking and listening devices, explosives, etc. She is also well-versed in lockpicking both manual and more advanced electronic mechanisms. She sometimes uses this skill to play tricks or pranks on crewmates.
Though her focus is on repairing and maintaining the functionality of computer systems such as a shipboard MEGAMI, she also can assist a more experienced Technician or Engineer in the repair of other general systems on a vessel in an emergency.
Though she cannot use them directly due to her small size, she is proficient at using standard energy rifles and grenade launchers when piloting an Sylph M4 Light Mecha into combat.
Amatsukaze Noa has the following items (miniaturized where necessary/possible):
|3000 KS||Starting Funds|
|2050 KS||-950 KS||Purchased EM-G13 Visor|