Sumaru is an very feminine Yamataian Samurai and Ace Power Armor pilot, serving in the Star Army of Yamatai and the Ketsurui Clan. Sumaru is a very fun and interesting Player Character played by 5tar. He was blessed by the Empress Ketsurui Himiko and Ketsurui Yui in a request to serve Ketsurui Sora wherever she decides to go as her as her protector and champion. Choosing to follow her to preserve her ideals in hope for a better tomorrow. His orders thread can be found here.
|Organization||Ketsurui Clan, Star Army of Yamatai|
|Occupation||Ketsurui Samurai, Power Armor Pilot|
|Current Placement||Ketsurui Sora - Black Knights|
|Weight:||140 lbs, or 63 kg|
|Height:||5’ 5”, or 170 cm|
|Chest:||34”, or 86 cm|
|Waist:||29”, or 73 cm|
|Hips:||35”, or 88 cm|
Sumaru at a first glance would come off as a slender yet solid female with a small waist and fair skin; even a second look would lead you to believe that he is a she. Because of a strange birth defect, Sumaru was born with an extremely feminine body and features, aside from the obvious. Of course with a lot of attachment to his physical appearance growing up, he had his new lithe NH-27 Nekovalkyrja body be an upgraded copy of his current appearance. The reason for his uncommon Japanese hair and eye color however were because of his trendy sisters' suggestions the day before his first body transfer.
He possesses young feminine like facial features, cute small nose and a pair of sharp slightly slanted almond shaped frost blue eyes that show a hint of softness and the sharpness of a skilled fighter and still shimmering that gleam inspiration and strong sense of duty.
He has almost colorless platinum blond hair that is parted so his long bangs cover his left eye and come to a point just a little under his chin, though still visible because of his eye’s light frost blue color easily shows through. The lightly textured hair line crops just at the base of the back of his skull and progressively slopes longer as you move forward to the bangs.
Other then his extremely feminine appearance, Sumaru is pretty plain else wise. His left ear is pierced in three places going up; this was at the hands of his older sisters as a attempt to give him some sort of personal style when he received his Yamataian body, he kept this and requested the three holes appear on his new left Nekovalkrja ear which is furred to match the color of his platinum hair.
Since Sumaru's new body was created for him after the revolution of the SPINE interface system it was easily included in his creation. The dots that mark the SPINE interface can be seen running down his back. His body also includes holes that run through his shoulders, three on the front and three on the back of each. The holes, which are arranged in a triangular pattern, two on the top, and one on the bottom, all are evenly placed, with the lower one oriented in the direction of his arm. These are the ports used for interface with machines using the SLICS Shoulder Interface system.
Outwardly Sumaru is a very calm and collected person on most occasions, of course save for the few moments of which he is bubbly and excited, those of course usually only happen in the company of very close friends. Because of his loss of his parents and being brought up most of his life by his two older sisters, he has a lot of softer and more feminine characteristics; such as his politeness and quiet attitude when in unfamiliar places, though attributed also to his shyness. Though he is not to be underestimated, though his exterior is rather recoiled and submissive, once you get close to him he tends to show personality attributes you'd not expect from him. This also happens when under a lot of stress, Sumaru shows a lot of emotion which usually means his valiant efforts to do what needs done.
Theme Song: "Bokura no Bouken - Kids Alive"
* Though not by very much, Sumaru tends to improve his ability when listing to music. This is only because with the right tunes he pushes him self giving much more effort.
* When he is idle and no one is around, Sumaru makes sure his hair is in order and plays with his face veiling bang to make sure it's perfect.
* Before any major combat, he always clips on his sisters' hair clips to keep his hair out of his eyes and for luck.
* Addicted to a certain brand of energy drinks with a pink label, once his drank enough Sumaru will display a much happier and carefree self.
Power armor, strawberry flavor, strawberry candy, artificial strawberry smell, Ketsurui Sora, cooking, RPGs, mecha games, the color pink, the color green, mecha anime, harem anime, the thought of saving lives in his future, sentient life, culture, travel, Ke-M2-2D "Mindy II" Power Armor, intelligent discussion, classical music, trance techno, happy hardcore techno, stringed instruments, piano, jazz, house, clothes, personal style, hip-hop, a bit of rock music of pacific generes, open-minded people, energy drinks, and did I mention Ketsurui Sora?
Arguments, insults, bitter things, being made fun of, being forced to cross-dress, senseless fights and internal pain.
“As long as you promise me that if I come back wounded that you'll look after me, I'd gladly fight any monster no matter my condition…” Sumaru said dreamily, returning her smile, with a soft one of his own.
Sumaru's eyes were already closed, but that would not already change the result that he believed that the neko samurai outside his tank thought of him even lesser of a warrior now then in the past. The only thing occupying his thoughts were those of uncertainty, which would give birth to many questions as the battle pieced together in his head. “I'm still just a rookie, I guess the piece has to cross the board to come a knight then doesn't it Sora?” His words quietly echoing in his thoughts as he waited, suspended in the regenitive fluid.
“I understand, truly… you gave me a reason Sora, you inspired me to become something greater then what I am. Not only do I want to protect you, for what you've done for me. But your honor, and the kingdom of which you are princess of. So not only am I your champion, but forever in service to your ideals and hopes. As your sword and as your close… friend. Above all though, I really would prefer never have to deal with that helplessness of not being able to save the ship that day, to save… you and your memories. Even now, you don't even remember the conversation that I hold so dear, which inspired me to do all this. I don't want that to happen to you Sora-chan, ever again…” Sumaru's downward spiral mood rocked back up with that same burning passion of youth and determination in his eyes.
Sumaru was sitting in the wardroom of the Amaya, in deep thought over a cup of green tea. The events that were transpiring all around him were a tad overwhelming. But he had hope yet in the Yamatian Empire, after all Sora had some say in the future of the YSE didn't she? “A glimmering hope in such a dark time, maybe leaving isn't the way to cure this… but perhaps it must be treated from within…” He came to understand where he stood on the subject finally. Then as he went to take a drink of his strawberry sweetened green tea his attention was turned to a notification of a package arriving in his room from Yuriko. He rose to his feet and swiftly made his way to his quarters.
Born a Geshrin on his home planet Tatiana, he lived a normal civilian life until his mid secondary education, when his home was destroyed by a warring faction against the Yamatai people during an attack. He would have been victim too if not for the amazing rescue of an ace power suit pilot. Though they probably didn't save him, they were probably just doing the job of terminating the target; still they managed to awe him with their amazing abilities.
That was the turning point in his life, he became quickly obsessed with thoughts of that pilot and how they saved his life. He later learned that the pilot in question was a she, and that they were none other then the Star Army's very own ace pilot; Kessaku Sakai Yuuko. When he learned all of this he vowed to meet her one day, and thank her for saving him. At the same time, he promised him self that he too would join the army and do just as she did and protect the lives of others.
Though both his parents were lost in the wake of the skirmish, he still had his older twin sisters who quickly used their resources to find them all an apartment. There he was forced to learn how to look after him self, and the skills of “a good husband” because the two of them had plans to marry him off in an arranged marriage someday. Not to mention they both were young, and spent a lot of time out and when they were home they'd rely on Sumaru to cook and clean, it was life lessons after all. That, and they were lazy.
So it came as a shock to his two sisters when he announced on his seventeenth birthday that he would be getting a new Yamataian body so he could enlist in the army on his eighteenth. That year went slowly for Sumaru, he worked hard to exercise his new body everyday and work hard at school. All of this was build up for his enlisting to one day become a protector for the weak like that power suit pilot, and be a step closer to thanking her.
The last few weeks past quickly, before he knew it he had graduated his secondary education. Then after packing his bags and thanking both his big sisters for all they've done for him… he left for the academy.
Sumaru became distant and quiet, keeping to his shy self during his time spent in training. The only time he seemed to open up was during combat, when his instructors noticed a change in his personality from dormant and submissive, to extrovert and confidant. The thing that surprised his combat instructor most, was when Sumaru smuggled his music on board with him to battle, the young Yamatian would seem more concentrated and efficient. Though his training did not go without incident, like most things in the poor boy's life he came across a bit of bad luck during a live combat exercise. Though the academy thought it more amusing then anything, Sumaru was stuck inside a PA due to a mechanical problem, this is when he met technician Nana who was nice to him during the whole process as she helped him get free. The two of them had gotten some time to get to know one another as they did spend a while getting him unstuck from the PA and then a while later as they'd meet in the mess hall and here and there at the training complex.
Sumaru finally competed his training, he was then given a short leave of which he didn't go home because only a few days after he received orders to join the crew of the YSS Plumeria on the front lines of combat. Suamru had heard of the ship's reputation for it's dangerous missions and knew just how powerful and important the front line pocket battleships were. His sisters though worried, were proud and Sumaru was anxious to become such a integral part in the war. The part of the Plumeria's reputation he didn't know would come as a unsteady shock to the poor boy as he unknowingly boarded a ship for the fortress where he would be picked up by his new crew mates…
Serving aboard the Plumeria was a bitter sweet existence.
Sumaru was the lone member of the power armor wing and regular crew that survived the destruction of the YSS Plumeria at the Battle of Nataria. In that time, he became profoundly effected by the death of his crewmates, especially Ketsurui Sora, whom he had developed feelings for. When the crew was reassigned to the YSS Asamoya and he was separated from Sora, he pledged that he would return to her side as her “knight”.
Under Jo Midori's instruction, he began his informal samurai training and it was then he came to realize that in order to achieve his dream of becoming Sora's knight, that he would have to abandon his old life and aspirations to have a family entirely.
In YE 30, the United Outer Colonies succeeding from the Yamatai Star Empire left the YSS Asamoya crew of the choice to either stay in the Yugumo Cluster and become Jiyuuians or to go back to Yamatai. Sumaru desiring to return to Sora returned to Yamatai and made a formal request to Sora's grandmother, Ketsurui Yui to be accepted for formal training as a Ketsurui Samurai to directly protect Sora. His request was accepted and he went to the Samurai House to further hone his craft.
On completion of his apprenticeship, he returned to Sora's side aboard the YSS Miharu to discover his princess heartbroken and uncertain of her identity. He proved to be an expert and competent power armor pilot during Miharu's 3rd mission but he accompanied Sora when she was transferred back to the Kyoto War College for a Starship Operator/International Diplomacy degree program.
From YE 30 - 34, Sumaru remained in Kyoto with Sora, he continued his training at Samurai House while his charge conducted her studies in the relative safety of the Academy. During this time, Sora deepened her relationship with Sumaru and the two become lovers.
When Sora completed her training in the fall of YE 34, she received a request to accompany her Aunt and former Captain, Ketsurui Kotori to the newly named, Planet Kotori for a diplomatic visit to the planet's governor and to visit the NMX War Memorial to conduct a 10 hour vigil.
The Vigil went smoothly without much occurring except some journalists taking pictures. Just when it was thought the trip would go well, their two limousine convoy was attacked by a group of rogue samurai that wanted to assassinate both of the Ketsurui princesses but directly went after Sora. He was challenged to a duel and when he moved from Sora's side, a stealthed accomplice shot Sora through the chest and fatally wounded her. The rest of the Star Army personnel that accompanied them were also systematically getting picked off…
Committed ritual suicide at the Samurai House in Kyoto following the cigil attack once Sora recovered from her injuries.
Domestic: Sumaru was the house keeper for his older sisters back on his home world. Laundry, basic cooking, cleaning and what could be considered infant care (late night arrivals drunk and then next morning hangovers.) Mind you they started it all as his training to become the perfect husband, where they twisted him into their image of what a man should do for a woman. Which included most of the house work and showing a lot of his softer side.
Knowledge : Though once not perfect, Sumaru took a great deal of history classes, learning about law and history of the Yamatai Empire when he was still a civilian. But then when he became a Samurai he was taught to be familiar with the laws of the Yamatai Star Empire and memorize them so that he may uphold them in the name of the Empire. So his basic understanding also showed up aced on the evaluation test. His knowledge also extends to the battlefield and how the in and outs work
Mathematics: Sumaru had done a lot of math in civilian secondary school and had taken up to algebra and trigonometry. So on his arrival test at the academy he aced the basic evaluation test.
Physical: After the day he was rescued Sumaru knew he needed a better body then the one he had. The first thing was getting one; once that was done and he was in his new Yamataian shell he began physical training. So when ever he had time in-between his usual chores and school work, he'd do a lot of at home body conditioning, such as pull-ups on a bar he installed in one of the door ways and other basic at home exercises with the often sprint to the store and back. Then during his service he trained often to keep his form and to strengthen his body, but nothing was as intense as the samurai training he was subject to when he came under the teaching of Jo Midori.
Technology Operation: Sumaru is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. He is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.
Leadership: Sumaru can command a power armor platoon as demonstrated during a mission where he was lead of the Asmoya's Shoki wing. Though this is an untapped skill, Sumaru seems to be developing the right stuff to understand and command a group of people.
Humanities: A dreamer and strong believer in Sora, over the time he's spent fighting for the Empire the Yamatian pilot has slowly found comfort in philosophy as a driving element for his decisions.
Communication: Sumaru is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Sumaru is fluent in English and Japanese, and calligraphy of both. He can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc.
Fighting: Sumaru received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. He is skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. Weapons he is trained in include energy pistols, knives, swords, spears, staves, grenades, rifles, machine-guns, and a variety of randomized exotic weaponry. Sumaru received much more training in piloting power armors than most other Star Army soldiers. He knows the ins and outs of a power armor system and is able to diagnose and solve minor to moderate system problems (electronic malfunctions, intake problems), and can perform rudimentary repairs (very basic) with proper tools. He can operate hand-controlled flight systems. Beyond this Sumaru constantly kept his fighting skills in peak condition during his service with a constant regiment of combat training, then that extended to his combat experience where his power armored abilities became great enough to be considered a ace pilot by Yuriko Towa. Sumaru then came under the training of the great Jo Midori and completed a vigorous long training period to become a samurai. He is highly skilled in unarmed combat and is considerably adept with a katana, particularly with the style of Nagareboshi; a sword style designed by Sumaru based on his strengths and heightened awareness in high speed maneuvers, this of which is due to his intense Armor Piloting experiences.
A elegant katana, with a brightly polished durandium blade, dazzling to the eye. The hilt is black with gold wire entwined along it, and even the guard is golden. The sheath; a rich, dark wood lagered and polished to a high sheen with intricate designs in silver. It's name engraved elegantly on the bottom of the hilt.
A simple katana with a normal looking guard, circular in design, with a red rope tied just below the guard. Inside a black sheath with a basic design. The blade made of steel has it's name etched on the base of the blade above the guard.
|3000 KS||Starting Money|
|1700 KS||-1300||Personal Item Expenses|
|4200 KS||+2500||Salary total before switching to the Yamatai Prestige System|