|Hoshitomo Rin (星智凛)|
|Species:|| Female Minkan
(Formerly NH-22C Yamataian)
|Age:||29 (Born YE 11)|
|Height:||5'6” (171 cm)|
|Weight:||130 lbs (59 kg)|
|Organization:||Star Army of Yamatai|
|Current Occupation:||10B First Officer|
|Current Placement:||YSS Heartbreaker|
Theme Song: Cold Flame
Build and Skin Color: While slim & lithe enough to fit into a power armor shell, the fair-skinned and medium height Rin nevertheless has a well-toned physique that is the result of standard military fitness exercises to stay in a deployable condition.
Facial Features and Eye Color: Rin's slightly rounded face is almost always a mask of seriousness about her tasks, with a pair of piercing blue eyes that can sometimes seem unsettling if they focus overly long on someone.
Hair Color and Style: Rin's uncommonly colored teal hair is worn rather short and less than shoulder length, though her bangs are often left long and drape over an eye in an alluring style that belies her rather cold nature.
Distinguishing Features: Rin is the picture of military bearing, following all the protocols the YSE expects of its soldiers with pride & dignity. Her uniforms are always clean & pressed, boots expertly shined, weaponry & tools in working order, etc. In fact, even during breaktimes or shore leaves Rin will more often than not continue to remain in uniform in some way, either by wearing her navy dress outfits in public or more small touches like a simple YSE lapel pin to advertise her loyalty. She even has what some military aficionados term a “career jacket”: a custom-made rare leather outergarment with a collection of patches that display the various training programs, ship stations and tours of duty she has performed up to that point.
Personality: Rin is above all motivated by her career and desire to succeed in her objectives, however small or large they might be. Starship operations, maintenance taskings or space combat… she has trained long and hard to be capable in all these areas, to the point that all other things in life take a back seat. This myopic dedication has given her quite the reputation as an “ice queen” among fellow military members, as she will often times dismiss frivolous advances almost entirely out of hand with little thought to others' feelings. But those that manage to come to an understanding with Rin realize that she is merely a chronic workaholic with the best of intentions, and her only true fault is trying to hold up others to the same harsh standards she uses to judge her own actions. Rin will never admit it openly, but she also possesses a notable bias against the Nekovalkyrja race in general, being much more aloof in her dealings with them on the space battlefield. This trends back to her resentment of them being quite literally “born into their positions” and spoiled by the military-industrial complex, while she on the other hand had to work her whole life to ascend the hierarchy through her experience and skill alone.
Playing off of this is Rin's well known and anachronistic propensity to pilot power armor completely nude, even though all modern Mindy models allow for clothed use. Though she started out wearing a Type 22 Bodysuit, after several early skirmishes she found that eschewing clothing altogether to instead be pressed directly up against the hemosynthetic inserts allowed her to not only use the pleasure center stimulation system on kills to greater effect, but instead to “feel” the operations of the armor itself which fostered a level of synchronization that her old Yamataian body could not otherwise achieve, as it was lacking a Nekovalkyrja's dedicated SPINE connection. Even though her new militarized Minkan body has since removed this limitation, Rin still insists on battling in this fashion out of habit… or perhaps, an addiction to the sensations of being inside her Mindy is the only place where she feels satisfied.
Rin also has a secret hobby in that she has a great love of mathematics challenges, particularly the ones focused around the “magic square” (sudoku). It's not uncommon to find her in a rare idle moment to be figuring out one of these ancient puzzles in a quiet corner to herself. It is important to note that after her first tour of duty serving under Taisho Shizuka Endo & even meeting grand Taisho Ketsurui Yui, and with the recent political reforms, Rin has softened her hard stance towards Nekovalkyrja somewhat. But she still would never miss an opportunity to show them up.
Please See: History
Rin has demonstrated proficiency in all the Star Army Common Skills as expected of a decorated soldier of the Star Army of Yamatai.
As a graduate of the Kyoto War College, Rin has received training on the fundamentals of leadership and command. She is comfortable in filling a role of responsibility for the actions of those serving beneath her, and to effectively communicate what she expects of them in return for the sake of the mission. Rin is capable of taking charge of combat situations both on the bridge and in the field as well, thanks to her experiences over the years leading a Mindy power armor team into battle.
Rin is certified in and has direct experience in the efficient use of energy rifles and grenade launcher style weapons against enemy targets. She is also experienced in bringing the best out of a Ke-M2-2D "Mindy II" Power Armor in combat situations, able to stand toe-to-toe with stronger Nekovalkyrja soldiers due to her use of tactics rather than brute force.
Rin has received additional technical sentry-class training in the maintenance and repair of Star Army shuttles, power armors, and starships. She is adequately proficient at doing maintenance and repair work on any ship model as a part of a team, and at repairing a shuttle or a power armor with the proper tools. Rin also has studied many of the technical details on the process of modernization and the unique upkeep requirements of the Yui 7-class Scout as a part of her Kyoto War College thesis project.
Rin has basic knowledge in how to pilot the ship, use communication devices and operate the Kessaku Electronics System. She also has a very strong knowledge of the artificial intelligence on a starship and can utilize it to assist her operations on the vessel. Thanks to her research for her thesis paper at Kyoto War College, Rin also possesses enhanced skills and knowledge concerning more efficiently utilizing the navigation and the operation of veteran MEGAMI systems that are present in the retrofitted Yui 7-class Scout.
Rin is proficient at operating all models of Star Army shuttles currently in service, as well as most other small airborne or space-based vehicles, such as hover-bikes, small airplanes, etc. She also can operate tanks, cars, trucks, and other ground-based vehicles if the situation demands it.
In order to fulfill her navigator's requirements, Rin has received additional mathematics training in astrometrics. She has competed in several contests back in her academy days, and even now engages in a variety of number puzzles as both a hobby and a way to keep her skills sharp.
|Santô Hei||Promoted upon completion of basic training.||YE 30|
|Nitô Hei||Promoted by Shizuka-Shosa of YSS Senbu, for successful completion of first combat mission to stop the escaping shuttlecraft.||YE 30|
|Ittô Hei||Promoted by Shizuka-Taisa of YSS Senbu, for successful completion of second combat mission to support the sabotage of the pirate Chiharu.||YE 30|
|Jôtô Hei||Promoted for bravery during the Second Mishhuvurthyar War.||YE 31|
|Nitô Heisho||Promoted for bravery during the Second Mishhuvurthyar War.||YE 33|
|Shoi Kohosei||Promoted upon acceptance to Kyoto War College.||YE 34|
|Shoi||Promoted upon completion of undergraduate degree at Kyoto War College.||YE 36|
|Award||Numeral||Reason & Date|
|Training||2||Basic Training (YE 30); Undergraduate degree, Kyoto War College. (YE 36)|
|Service||5||YSS Senbu's Mission 3 & Mission 4 (YE 30); YSS Heartbreaker's Mission 0 & Mission 1 (YE 37); YSS Heartbreaker's Mission 2 (YE 38)|
|Notable Career||Longevity of service to the SAoY. (YE 37)|
|Combat||3||Engaging NMX, YSS Heartbreaker's Mission 0 & Mission 1 (YE 37); Engaging I'ee/Thoot, YSS Heartbreaker's Mission 2 (YE 38)|
|Combat Lifesaver||Rescuing Matonaka Yumi from Crab-type, YSS Heartbreaker's Mission 1 (YE 37)|
|Tomoyo's Kikyô||2||Loss of left arm, YSS Senbu's Mission 3 (YE 30), Wounded against Crab-type Mission 1 (YE 37)|
|Good Conduct||Going above and beyond, YSS Senbu's Mission 4. (YE 30)|
|War Medal||Honorable service in the Second Mishhuvurthyar War. (YE 33)|
|Exploration||2||UX-HB-1 'Juggler', YSS Heartbreaker's Mission 1 (YE 37); UX-HB-2 'Shekhinah', YSS Heartbreaker's Mission 2 (YE 38)|
|3,000 KS||Starting Funds|
|4,500 KS||+1,500||Yamatai Vacation Stipend, YE 30|