|Ketsurui Kotori||血涙 小鳥|
|Species:||NH-29 Signaler Nekovalkyrja|
|Age:||11 (Born October 25th, YE 27)|
|Organization:||Star Army of Yamatai; Ketsurui Clan|
|Weight:||104 lbs, or 47 kg|
|Height:||5’ 5”, or 170 cm|
|Chest:||30”, or 76 cm|
|Waist:||24”, or 61 cm|
|Hips:||33”, or 84 cm|
She is a renowned warhero, having captained the YSS Miharu in its mission to destroy the nekovalkyrja rebels known as the Daughters of Eve, along with their leader and longtime nemesis of Ketsurui Yui: Eve. She and her crew also defeated and captured the Mishhuvurthyar warlord Melisson, rescued nearly four-thousand ships whom had been lost in the Second Draconian War, and lead them to liberate Nataria and participate in the defense of the homeworld during the Battle of Yamatai.
Kotori was created by Fred when he first joined the site on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. She started out a normal PC, was found promising enough to both climb to officer ranks and be adopted by the Ketsurui clan, and was finally used as a GM NPC from the beginning to the conclusion of the YSS Miharu plotship.
Using her governmental connections, Kotori is establishing a new unit under the Imperial Guards besides the Ketsurui Samurai, her own “Black Knights”.
She was meant to obtain a new ship command the day that the Y.S.S. Himiko was christened, but an assassination attempt from a rogue samurai sect resulted in her being seriously wounded. She is now convalescing.
血涙 KETSURUI: Bloody tears
小鳥 KOTORI: Little bird
Additional art: Kotori's Artwork Gallery
Fred pictures Chiwa Saito's more serious roles as being a close match to how Kotori would sound. The character Senjōgahara Hitagi from the anime Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari comes pretty close to a sober-sounding Kotori (example).
Kotori is a young nekovalkyrja woman whom denotes elegance, grace, beauty, and purity by the way she carries herself in the Yamataian sense; from her traditional well-groomed black hair to her charismatic poise. Tall for her kind, she carries herself with a bearing which, combined with her intense amber stare, evokes fierce nobility akin to a bird-of-prey's.
The yamataian princess is a seasoned leader whom commands with decisive authority. On a more personal level she keeps herself aside from others in a mantle of distant, solitary mystique.
Kotori has a build which foregoes the ample curves of a sexualized beauty in favor of feminine litheness.
Her elfin figure poses a paradox between graceful strength and fragility: on one hand, a warrior's upbringing lent her a lean and supple silhouette. However, her fair porcelain-like skin encourages that impression of delicacy.
Kotori's heart-shaped face bears comely features by Yamato standards; boasting high-cheekbones, soft cheeks, narrow nose with a smooth bridge, slender lips, a defined jawline ending with angular chin and sharp symmetrical eyebrows.
Her eyes stand out as her dominating facial feature: large and almond-shaped, they are of an unusual amber color that stands out against her pale face and in contrast with her much darker hair. On top of that, her irises are iridescent in a manner similar to certain noctunal animals such as cats and owls.
Kotori was born with straight, raven-black hair, and she wears it long in a high-maintenance Hime cut hairstyle. Kotori believes that one claim to womanhood nekovalkyrja has is in how she grooms herself to look the part of being female. That belief has her muster the effort to care for her hair so that it may stand as one of her most winning feature.
The end result consists of a symmetrical frontal fringe, side locks, and long remaining hair that dips down her back down to her waist. These parts are all straightened and uniformly cut, creating a layered, but very organized and maintained look. Kotori's neatly worn black hair goes very well with the very structured look, lending it a lustrous curtain-like quality.