|So approved for IC usage it hurts.|
Build and Skin Color: At an average height and weight, Ryuu nonetheless makes up for this with a little added change in his weight, making him a compact, tan-skinned Minkan much like how he was before the upgrade.
Eyes and Facial Features: Ryuu is different from the rest of his family in a lot of ways, but he still possesses the features so well known of his family: sharp chin, high cheekbones, and (with the advent of the NH body upgrades) harsh, avian yellow eyes.
Ears: Ryuu's ears are rounded like a normal human's.
Hair Color and Style: Ryuu's hair is black in color, and worn long, with curls along the length. He usually brings it back in a tight bun or ponytail. Ryuu also goes with the same style of the male line of his family, a thin circle beard.
Distinguishing Features: Ryuu's compact build and his beard are probably his most shocking features, though his eyes and filled-in face (as compared to his family) differentiate him from the many Karasu siblings.
Personality: Ryuu is a thinker; a man who takes his time finding the best path. He is prideful both in himself and in his family, but is an introvert at heart, much preferring to remain inconspicuous. Ryuu is a painfully polite individual who doesn't appear to understand others very easily. He's a man of logic, and reason as he sees it, and things that occur outside of his structured control confuse him. It's in confusion that Ryuu can be incited to anger, not to mention his carefully protected honor. At the end of the day, Ryuu is a careful, naive thinker.
Born third in line to becoming Family Head, Ryuu was originally meant to become part of the Karasu Samurai. As part of the main family, however, Ryuu was left with the decision on whether to dedicate his life as a privileged Samurai within his clan, or to become another political body. Initially, he was trained as a young Samurai, learning the way of the sword, bow, and tradition Naginata. He trained on a Karasu estate north of Kyoto, Yamatai, but was frequently moved about all across the planet, sheltered from the various conflicts and struggles of the Empire. He was also upgraded when new bodies became available, first becoming a NH-22C Yamataian, and more recently into a Minkan.
It was at the age of thirteen when the choice of his service to the Clan was to be made. His father, having recently adopted Aidan into the family, offended many of Ryuu's relatives, including his siblings. It was Aryll and Leillwyn who convinced Ryuu to develop a rivalry with his adopted brother, and out of the structured life of the Samurai.
Since then, Ryuu has made it a point to one-up his elder adopted brother. From swordplay to education and even to the point of allowing himself to be outright used by others to bring his brother down. Sora, the Karasu family head, finally put a hold on the conflict by arranging for Ryuu to become a marriage prospect for the Motoyoshi, a move that was seen as a political death sentence for Ryuu, due to the Motoyoshi's own recent political faux pas (the split of part of the clan into the United Outer Colonies). Ryuu has nonetheless taken to the task with his usual obedience, and made himself available to the Yamatai no Motoyoshi according to his father's wishes.
Ryuu is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions and receive transmissions through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. He is fluent in Nepleslian and Yamataian. He can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc..
Ryuu has been trained in the use of standard issue firearms, power armors, and is also practiced in basic hand-to-hand fighting. He can operate well in Zero-Gravity, provide covering fire, and respond to both direct and indirect fire.
Ryuu is capable of operating any equipment that has a computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. He is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.
Ryuu is educated in basic math, including algebra and Trigonometry. His education also extends into higher mathematics, including Calculus and Statistics.
As part of Ryuu's extensive education, he learned Yamatai's tumultuous history, and the history of the noble Clans before the Empire's advent. He also has some passing knowledge of Elysian, Nepleslian, and even a good chunk of Abwehran history.
Ryuu had his youth focused solely in education. Initially intended to become another Karasu Samurai, at least half of his education was physical. As such, he has twelve years of training in the art of the sword, the bow, the naginata traditional to his clan, and in Jiu-jitsu.
Karasu Ryuu has the following items: