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.
Nice clothing, fur, wine, rum, croissants, rice, dark chocolate, Lovefruit, cooking, physical contact, Music (especially trance, lounge, and soundtrack), starships, privacy, collecting souvenirs and militaria.
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 Sammy Rainchill, daughter of Kalnius and Meruru Rainchill, with one older brother, Maether1); 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 star system to make first contact with the Gartagens (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.
During shore leave at the end of the year, Hanako met Luca Pavone and gave him her autographed hat. Just after this, she agreed to be Jalen Sune's girlfriend. Unfortunately, it didn't last long as he left her to join the Scientific Studies Service (SSS).
Hanako has learned the following skills:
Hanako is extremely skilled with communications equipment of all sorts (normal and advanced radio communications, laser communications, hyperspace, subspace, tachyon) and can use it to make and receive transmissions from other characters in any conditions. She is also proficient with Nekovalkyrja telepathy. Hanako can quickly and accurately code and decode messages. For pretty much the entirety of her career in the Star Army, Hanako has served as her starship's lead communications officer. Hanako speaks and writes extremely well (Note: Hanako does not use contractions - she uses “would not” instead of “wouldn't,” et cetera).
Hanako is fluent in:
She is also able to translate most languages via computer.
Hanako's known for her excellent baking. Biscuits, rolls, muffins, croissants, mochi, and similar food are her specialties; she has been fixing breakfasts for the imperial family and Yui for years. Another Hanako's culinary specialties is making drinks, from smoothies and milkshakes, to selecting the perfect wine; she's usually the bartender at parties. Lastly, Hanako has a solid knowledge of basic Japanese foods, and knows her way around a hibachi grill. Her fried rice is outstanding. Hanako has some bar drinks named after her.
Through her servitude of Yui, Hanako has become an expert at dressing others, doing laundry, folding clothes, making beds, and making snacks (see culinary). She's very fashion-conscious and has an eye for design. Hanako can also cut and style hair very well.
Hanako is an accomplished weapons aficionado who designed the Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 28. She also worked with Yui on the Sakura-class Light Gunship, designing several interior rooms and some of the computer programming. Later, Hanako resigned the Sakura and created its successor, the improved Plumeria-class Medium Gunship (2E).
In addition to her expertise in playing the piano, Hanako is also a charming, graceful dancer, and a sweet but somewhat unrefined singer (she needs more practice). She is well-reputed for her bedroom techniques.
Hanako is well-trained in a handful of martial arts (including Baguazhang and Piguaquan). Her preferred melee weapon is the Boarding Saber, although is is also good with a japanese short sword, staff, bow, and a few other traditional Japanese weapons. As a veteran Star Army soldier, she's also extremely competent with the Mindy M2 Power Armor, energy beam and pulse weapons, energy rifles and pistols (particularly the Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 28), and knives. Hanako has also has basic operational knowledge of Star Army Explosives.
Hanako dabbles in psychology through online resources and books but has no formal education in that area. She's a good listener. As the victim of sexual assault and torture, she also has an empathy and soft spot for her fellow victims.
It would be almost impossible to find someone better with computers than Hanako is. Hanako is very, very impressive when it comes to operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. She is more than proficient in entering and/or searching for information and can hack into databases and write advanced programs and interfaces if given some time to work. Hanako also has special privileges within the PANTHEON network.
Hanako is comfortable giving a speech or presentation in front of large groups of people, and can also command a starship effectively, as demonstrated by her command positions on the YSS Sakura (NG-X1-360) and YSS Eucharis. She is kind and supportive of her crew, but she also makes her expectations clear and holds her crew to her standards.
Hanako received basic mathematics training in the Star Army, including algebra, trigonometry, and statistics.
Hanako is, by herself, able to oversee or conduct the operation of a small starship through her extensive knowledge of ship computer systems and her ability to use them to run the ship for her.
Hanako is a capable swimmer and can tread water for hours on end, if necessary (even if it is very cold). While not a particularly fast swimmer, she's quite agile in the water and won't drown in the ocean, which is the important thing! Hanako is also nimble as a bird when she's in zero-gravity as a result of all her training and experience in space over the years. Her current NH-29 body helps give her extra endurance.
Hanako is capable of piloting starships (and shuttles) very well; she learned by spending a lot of battles as pilot of the YSS Sakura. She can also proficiently drive a car around the city; she previously had one at the Empress' Palace, a black 4-door police sedan.
The following page is a list of items that Hanako owns or has been issued.
Hanako has a modified version of the Star Army Standard Issue Items, consisting of:
Hanako has elected not to receive pay from the Star Army of Yamatai First Expeditionary Fleet; instead she uses the Yamatai Prestige System. Because of Hanako's achievements and her membership in the Ketsurui Clan, she could likely make successful requests for major items (even a new warship, perhaps) from the Yamataian government. Hanako also has about 100,000 KS available at any given point; the royal family replenishes her expenses every month.
For this reason, Hanako tends to purchase items for her crew, and gives her extra income to charity (such as Yamataian and Nepleslian orphanages).