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Kayoko Shii

Kayoko Shii is a player character originally played by BlackKat. She has since been adopted by paladinrpg1), and is currently involved in the YSS Sakura II Plot plotship.

Kayoko Shii (花代子椎)
Kayoko Shii
Species: Nekovalkyrja, Type 33 (Formerly NH-29)
Gender: Female
Age: 9 Years (Born YE 32)
Height: 1.6m (5'3“)
Weight: 47kg (103 lbs)
Organization: Star Army of Yamatai
Occupation: 13A Starfighter Pilot / 05B Starfighter & Shuttle Technician
Rank: Jôtô Hei Jôtô Hei
Current Placement: YSS Sakura II Plot
Orders: Orders

Physical Characteristics

  • Height: 1.6m (5'3”)
  • Mass: 47 kg (103 lbs)
  • Measurements: 31A-24-30

Build and Skin Color: Kayoko is lithe and quick, but hardly looks physically intimidating – in fact she could even be considered fragile, with her small build and pale porcelain skin.

Eyes and Facial Features: Kayoko has mixed-color eyes (green and pale blue) that seem to change color depending on what she's wearing – with the Star Army uniform, its the blue that pops out cold and serious, but with her preferred attire (usually some bright color) its her green that pops out. She has a small nose, and full lips all framed on a heart-shaped face.

Ears: Kayoko's distinctive ears have bright pink fur, and are possibly the most expressive part of herself: they're always moving in a reflection of her mood.

Hair Color and Style: Kayoko has bright pink hair that falls down to the small of her back. She likes to wear it free, but when on duty it's up in a tight bun to keep it out of her face.

Distinguishing Features: Kayoko has a lot of things that make her uniquely identifiable, but perhaps her distinguishing features are her expressive cat-ears and her Green-Blue eyes.

Psychological Characteristics

Personality: Kayoko is fresh from training and socialization, and therefore has little in the way of a set personality. She is quieter than most, only normally speaking when called or needed, and handles anger by gritting her teeth and tugging on one of her ears lightly – were she asked, she would say it helps prevent herself from tugging the offending person's head off.

Though she may appear rather lazy on the surface, when in aerial combat Kayoko has proven deceptively capable. Considering all the battles she has survived in one piece, some think the Nekovalkyrja must really have nine lives like a cat.

Foible: Kayoko has a distinct dislike for wearing uncomfortable clothing – though she will wear her Star Army uniform when required, sometimes she secretly chooses not to.

  • Likes: Clever things done, seeing new/novel things/places, her crewmates, the color Green, tinkering with her fighter,
  • Dislikes: Getting hurt, being tired, boorish people, not having time to think about something
  • Goals: Kayoko still entertains thoughts of eventually going into civilian life, but actually has come to enjoy piloting starfighters for their own sake – they certainly are never boring.


Family (or Creators)

Created by the Ketsurui Zaibatsu.


Kayoko Shii was created in a Ketsurui Zaibatsu facility, and then immediately moved into Star Army care where she was socialized and trained. Most of her training occurred in Fort Hanako, where she was trained as a Technician. At the same time, she was taught the basics of military flight, and despite it not being her primary occupation is capable of performing as a pilot.

21st Squadron "Fighting Diamonds"

Green as she was as a full time pilot during YE 33 in the 21st Squadron - Fighting Diamonds, Kayoko was unexpectedly thrust into the Battle of Yamatai with the rest of the pilots aboard the YSS Heitan. Though she did not deal any significant kills, she did support her wingmates and managed to survive the sortie with a massive NMX fleet and return to the YSS Heitan safely. For her bravery protecting the homeworld, she was promoted to Itto Hei, as well as receiving a war medal.

22nd Squadron "Warrior Emeralds"

She was transferred to the 22nd Squadron - Warrior Emeralds to conduct routine patrols and mop ups of NMX forces in the sector. Earned the callsign “Tinkerbelle” from her mechanical aptitude displayed.

YSS Heartbreaker

Looking for a change of pace in YE 37, Kayoko stumbled aboard the YSS Heartbreaker to both fly and maintain the scout's lone starfighter and shuttle compliment. It certainly wasn't boring though – meeting weird alien wasps, lizard people, zombies, old Neko, robots.. though much of the operations remain classified, she did earn a promotion to Joto Hei.

Orochi Squadron

With certain events surrounding the Vekimen and I'ee still being sorted out, Kayoko was eager to get off the old rusty Yui and return back to the comforts of known space. But soon she would be be called upon again in YE 39, this time as part of the lead 'Heartbreak' squadron aboard Orochi Squadron. This was also her first experience flying the cutting edge Ke-V10 "Mamushi" Multirole Starfighter, although such was cut short when the enemy capital ship exploded. Though her fighter was disabled, she was one of the lucky few pilots to survive in one piece.

YSS Sakura

After taking some time to recover after the events at Skadi, the Kuvexian invasion broke out in force in YE 41 and Kayoko recieved word that she was to again be transferred. This time it was to the famous YSS Sakura II Plot, where she would be both piloting and maintaining the Ke-V6-2A "Hayabusa II" Starfighter. Hopefully it would be more interesting than the last posting…

Skill Areas


Kayoko 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. Kayoko is fluent in Nepleslian and Yamataian. She can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc.


Kayoko has received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. She is skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. Weapons she is trained in include energy pistols, knives, and power armor. Among other hobbies, Martial Arts likely has the most application to Kayoko's job as a soldier in the Star Army. Her practice has included Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.

Technology Operation

Kayoko is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. She is proficient in entering and/or searching for information.


Kayoko received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry. As well, she can use more advanced physics-based math equations as a direct result of her training in engineering. She can calculate gravity, stresses on an object, estimate a flight path, and how much force with which something will strike at a given speed and more.


Kayoko, as a secondary training course, has received training in the use of all common Star Army smallcraft (fighters, bombers, etc.) and can pilot them with proficiency. She can navigate from a high-altitude in a long flight, can perform several basic aerial maneuvers, and knows how to make orbital entry from outer space. She has extensive experience piloting the Ke-V8 "Kawarime" Fighter and its variants, the venerable Ke-V6-1D "Hayabusa" Starfighter, as well as the newer Ke-V10 "Mamushi" Multirole Starfighter. Though less exciting, she has also piloted the Ke-T8 "Kuma" Multi-role Shuttle to move personnel and conduct other support roles.


Kayoko, as her primary training course, has received training as a Technician within Star Army. She can identify all common (and some uncommon) vehicles, weapons, and equipment in use by Star Army and in the civilian world, and can name their use and function. With this knowledge, she can perform maintenance and repair on said objects, and by extrapolating from this knowledge base can perform limited repairs on things she knows less about. Kayoko is particularly versed in maintaining and modifying the various systems of starfighters and shuttles.



Kayoko Shii is currently an Jôtô Hei in the Star Army of Yamatai. She receives a monthly salary of 443 KS (5,316 KS Yearly).

Total Savings Addition Subtraction Reason
3000 KS Starting Funds

OOC Discussion

  • The characters for her name are 花代子椎 (kayoko shii) which translates to “secrets of the castanopsis tree”.

In the case paladinrpg becomes inactive:

  • Can this character be used as an NPC by a GM or FM? Yes
  • Can this character be adopted after I've been gone for a year? Yes

character/kayoko_shii.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/10 20:47 by paladinrpg