Codes: Skin: #7E4D29 ; Eyes: #6B8FA6; Lips: #611818
Build and Skin Color: Tsukiko has a lean, fit build that is typical of many nekovalkryja and has smooth, light caramel colored skin.
Eyes and Facial Features: She has almond shaped grey-blue eyes. Her facial features are a mixture of ethnicities featuring a heart shaped face with a short wide nose, prominent cheekbones and thick pouty lips.ref
Ears: She has furless neko ears.
Hair Color and Style: Short layered shiny black hair with red highlights. Her hair falls slightly past her chin with a bangs that fall over her left eye to just above her lips. ref
Distinguishing Features: She has the typical hand configuration of a NH-33 Tennyo with 4 fingers and a thumb.
Personality: Tsukiko is motivated by an seemingly endless desire to learn more about psychological behavior in regards to starship operations. She has a pressing curiosity that is rarely satiated and she will go to extreme measures to find the answers to her questions. She is never one to take a simple answer at face value and will follow a string of logic as it splits off into a million pieces. Her digital mind helps her keep associations straight but the desire to know more gnaws at her.
She sometimes appears like a nosy gossip or sometimes just rude when she presses someone for an answer but she really is just curious. She has learned that sometimes, she can just listen to find the answers she needs and yield greater results but it depends on the mood that she is in.
Overall, she is a warm person that is bound by her curiosity and her sense of duty. She wants to apply the knowledge she acquires to the betterment of her ship, and her crew's quality of life. If she can cause a bigger change to occur within the Star Army of Yamatai itself, so much the better.
Kuru gave birth to Tsukiko aboard the YSS Storm and the youngling assisted her mother with tasks around the ship. Her small size allowed her easier access around the ship, to run wires and help keep access ways clean. Much to Kuru's disappointment, Tsukiko's interests were not in ship maintenance or engineering but more in what motivated the people around her. In her first few weeks of life, she was able to observe and acknowledge that life aboard ship is self-contained and that slight imbalances in personality would upset the crew's ability to function effectively. She felt the gnawing questions of “why” and “how” and asked her mother for answers insistently. Tsukiko was never satisfied with the short answers her mother gave her and eventually asked their captain for guidance.
Chusa Nohara Clover saw the youngling's curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject of psychology and mentored the young neko towards an officer career command path. She thought that with a questioning attitude coupled with a desire to make things better, that Tsukiko had the right mindset to lead a crew.
Under Clover's mentorship, Tsukiko joined the Star Army of Yamatai with her mother's blessing and was sent away to learn more in the ways of leadership at the Kyoto War College. After Tsukiko completed her training, she returned to the YSS Storm and was thrown head first into the chaos of the Second Mishhuvurthyar War.
With the war drawing to a close with only a few pockets of resistance remaining, Clover suggested that Tsukiko seek a position with another squadron's ship to get the experience that she would need to advance her career. She was also encouraged to review the ship logs versus the battle engagement reports from the major battles of the war to see if she could figure out how things could have gone better. Tsukiko accepted this charge and has found herself on Planet Yamatai at the Kyoto War College again, this time doing some analytic research in the restricted archives.
“The other is Innen Tsukiko,” Reika's handler added. “She is the youngling daughter of someone who has actually served on the YSS Yui, so we're fairly sure of her loyalty. She's a Chui and has a modicum of command experience, though her true specialty lies in intelligence, research and psychology.”
“Both come recommended as presently being part of the Task force Yui has formed to investigate the members of the Shadow Viper school,” the Elysian continued. “So they are somewhat connected to your troubles and already have a context. How much you want them to know about the Kotori situation will be up to you to decide.”