Miyako is a NH-33 (Tennyo) serving in the Star Army of Yamatai. She was a popular figure in the UOC, and UOCPF as a full time morale officer following her XO position on the Vanguard under the wing of her CO, as the pop sensation, 'Miyako☆', Which followed her into the refugee camps after the collapse of the UOC. Spending her time keeping spirits up and touring mostly on designated refugee worlds and camps, she has been reactivated as a soldier to encourage reintegration and teamwork amid the rebuilding from a decade of war and loss.
No longer the more lithe, typical frame NH-29 she was at birth, time in the UOC and the rebirth as a NH-33 have changed Miyako's form from lithe and small to curved and chesty, a well defined build with curves that flow like a little song down her body. Trained and made into peerless fitness by Yamatai engineers, and her rigorous training.
Her hair is long, and tends to carry some kind of dye in it, her natural rebirth carrying darker pink streaks throughout her hair. She often keeps it up while on duty, but this habit has lapsed some since her singing career launched, and she often changes the color of streaks, but the natural color is pink, a change from red during the first half of her career. In some lights what specific shades show is up for contention. As if the night had bled into her hair sometimes though, the black is constant. It frames her face, a stunning and marked appearance that she shares with most of her sisters, enhanced into a particular kind of beauty. She's not as cute as she would be pretty, or beautiful. Her eyes have been changed to that darker pink of her hair, to match, toned away from the crimson red she had before, though there is a file with the proper coloring for her original style somewhere.
Speaking of rare, her curves are pronounced, and thanks to this she can fill in uniforms very well. There is certainly an enhanced bustline but it fits well with the sensual shape of her form. She carries herself with a smooth gait after performing so much, helping to ease the eyes along her form. There are no marks on her body, save where the SPINE interface dots along her skin, a light pinkish white of smooth complexion as just about any common Nekovalkryja one will find. She often wears a neutral, placid expression that betrays how easily she is drawn into making expressive or over the top gestures.
Miyako tends to remain calm under fire, but is generally pleasant if sometimes too quiet in social situations when no one realizes she is a singing sensation. If that changes, she is quick to become more animated, and at ease with her feelings, but she never ignores the soldier that is always inside of her when it is time.
With the confidence that has come with her exposure, she has managed to not be arrogant about her fame (mostly by thinking about herself often, and being humbled by what she still does not know after so many years), and rather channels it into making a positive experience for others around her. On increasingly seldom occasions, she still tends to be somewhat on the quiet side, and sometimes creates awkward silences without realizing it.
Now quite old (in her mind) at almost five years old, Miyako is very comfortable around most types of men and women, from rude fans to rabid ones, she's seen them all, and is no longer strange about men, however there is still one man that can get her to fluster like she used to.
Music, dancing, water, making things, exploring herself, comfort beds, starships, beaches, dying hair
Pickled food, being late, inflexible people, insubordination, the Motoyoshi
Created mid YE 29 by the Star Army of Yamatai, Miyako was sent to Kyoto for training and spent most of her time between there and the orbital facilities. She had exceptional potential marks, and was promptly shipped off after completing specialized training. She's still carving out her story in the galaxy, heartbeat by heartbeat.
She quickly earned a record of distinction and service under her command, and was moved through the ranks until she was accepted into the Kyoto War College officer training program, graduating before being swept up into the UOC, where she became a popular pop idol after a short stint as the XO of a light cruiser. When the UOC collapsed, she escaped and made it her mission to ease tensions and sorrows with her music, earning her a reactivation into the Star Army after touring for about a year in refugee camps and surrounding systems. The comfort bed she was awarded for helping to test the original models for Kage Yaichiro was put to use throughout her career, even past the UOC, to keep her trained for military service on the front lines, as well as for it's original purpose. Authoring those programs joined her neglected hobby of making small trinkets.
She also notably commanded a light cruiser that escorted UOC civilian ships to the Yamatai Star Empire. Following years in service to the UOCPF and her time encouraging former UOC citizens to reintegrate more fully with the Empire, she agreed rather abruptly to join back up at a high point in her career, hoping to help ease more holdouts among former citizens that service in the Star Army helped more just the Empire. To this end, she put in to fill the position aboard the Sakura II.
Miyako gave her goodbyes to the few friends she made at training and boarded her shuttle for the 5th XF. She arrived on a Nozomi-class Scout, YSS Asuka. She hadn't been able to sleep, and even the shuttle ride meant listening to someone keeping her awake. Getting to her stateroom early, she put all her things away, really tired and wanting to get some bunktime, but her commander called the crew for a briefing and she hurried in, being on of the first to report. Her commander was a man! Kage Yaichiro was the first one she'd been near, and he smelled kind of like onions. Was that what they all smelled like, she wondered. Trying not to think about other things she knew while he explained the mission, and she put her words in here and there. A derelict Mishhu battleship was drifting towards a nebula, and the 5th Expeditionary Fleet wanted it. Her assignment was to pilot the Asuka into the fray while it was cleared out of threats and call in a carrier retrieval group safely. As they were dismissed and she headed for the bridge, she had no idea what waited for her that day!
On the bridge, Kotono-hei took her place at the helm and initiated a fold to the target destination. Kage Yaichiro left his XO in command, Camellia Sarri and left the two so he could join the boarding party. As her eyes became one on the first ship of her command, the dots of the suits launched towards the hulk that was drifting towards a volatile nebula. They were on a time limit, and she didn't want to screw up their first mission. The Mishhu were ready. As they started to combat the team inside the ship, the XO suffered a breakdown and scrambled off the bridge. Leaving Miyako in command! As Miyako hurriedly ran to the commander's chair the battleship launched their pods to attack the Asuka itself; not knowing that even with the XO out of the way, Miyako would be ready with the Asuka's pod and fighter cover. The Nozomi class scout fended them off with little aid as the sleep deprived recruit became responsible for the safety of the operation's success.
Creating sprites rapidly to maintain bridge operations, in a display of aptitude that was noted but not expanded upon during and after training, the girl with her hair in buns oversaw the progression of the mission, and began to analyze the drift of the battleship towards the nebula.
It's a good thing she was on the bridge, too! When the ghost Mishhu began to infiltrate the Asuka, Miyako not only were sentry sprites in power armour created, but she helped direct Kigetsuki Kishou's fire team towards engineering. In the process she directed a sprite team into the capture of a Mishhu with her command, sealing it in isolation at medbay. Stepping into the commander's chair had been the right thing to do, and how tired she was became a memory as the sweat drying at the small of her back. All of the boarders were destroyed indiscriminately, or captured.
Bringing to Asuka's towing beam into the battle, the girl also stopped it from drifting into the nebula and contacted the carrier group after the self-destruct had been aborted thanks to the assistance from the engineering team. Her mind wary, the Asuka collected everyone and headed back. Some first day. Kotono-hei had managed to keep everyone alive and the mission succeed, and she was starting to feel it! She was finally relieved on the bridge when Kage-taii returned, only to sit at her normal seat on the bridge. But the commander had been busy, informing her because of the command ability displayed far superior to her rank, she was being promoted!
As fatigue set in, the speechless pilot was reminded she could think when all hell was breaking loose. Once they folded to Hotaru for docking, he explained to her just what it had meant, an amazing feat? Hadn't she just done what she was supposed to? Apparently not, and she was glad that her first assignment hadn't met in death. It didn't take her CO long to get approval for a promotion, and he informed everyone she'd be sent to officer school! That wasn't it though, he promoted her even as she was dead on her feet. After a bit of stumbling she was able to accept both, and was ordered to go to sleep which she desperately needed. Wandering to her quarters she slipped into bed and let the weight of what had happened fall from her to the stars. Amazing, what could she have wanted more from the time she was born!? Time and the confusing whirlwind the impressionable girl's life had become was speeding up! No one would believe her at home if she told them!
Miyako burst awake, still clad in nothing more than her underwear she saw she had missed someone, there was cold food waiting on her end table. Something more than fatigue and relief had knocked her out cold! She would find out later that stress from a latent psionic attack kept her from the battle that took place when the Mishhu warped in and were ultimately defeated. Rushing to get her uniform on, Miyako got her orders to oversee rescue shuttle operations in the debris field of local space.
Analyzing which distress beacons were the most urgent, Miyako made contact with and landed aboard the fragment left of an Irim, the YSS Sheridan. The commanding officer and her XO met her, but she was missing her arms and legs! Convincing them both on the shuttle, the wounded Taisa gave temporary control of the remaining armour wing over to the girl, and together with her shuttle they were able to push the crippled ship to a nearby medical vessel. Just in time to save the captain, a trauma team took the two and she went back out to take a SS pod in. Reports later indicating how many lives she had saved as the other shuttles from the Asuka pulled in survivors made her feel better about not being able to fight, lessening the blow of failure even when she knew it was not her fault. Kogayane Yumiko contacted Miyako when she was able, recommending her for promotion due to her actions and sending along a personal message to the young Nitô Heisho.
When word came down they would be transferring ships, Miyako was already in bay 16 trying to find something to eat. The rescue had been successful, but she was starving! Deciding no one would miss a sandwich from one of the Bay 16 fridges at the research section, she was working on liberating one when someone yelled at her! It was a Joto Heisho had caught her. Or was about to, and the pilot wasn't about to be written up for pilfering sandwiches! Trying to get away, the soldier ended up right where the woman wanted her: trapped in a prototype model comfort bed. Unfortunately for her, Yaichiro's invention brought out the girl's desires which hadn't been tended to in far too long, since before her reassignment. Spending quite some time inside, she indulged herself after giving in and eventually reacted so powerfully to one of the fantasies the machine ripped from her mind that she broke it! Just in time, too her CO showed up to inform the scientist that not only was she in trouble, but she captured a superior officer!
She had been promoted during the trial phase! Santo Juni Kotonoha tried weakly to thank him for everything after the ordeal, including defending her from the test scientist and they had a moment before she ran off to the showers. Rumours were already spreading fast about the heroine's other habits, something that from that point on would go with her anywhere she went with the Fifth. Damn Nekovalkryja rumour mill! After the shower was over, she went to the Akigumo and her new officers quarters, and passed her time getting acquainted in the large living space.
The Akigumo battlegroup escorted the Akuro III into the Yamatai system, and were informed they had one night of leave on the planet below. With excitement she made her date with Yumiko and departed after running into Mist on board. Since she had the shuttle to herself, and she wanted to know more of the crew the Akigumo's defacto XO took the ex-sprite with her to Aomori, a tropical area that seemed perfect to her. As it turned out, the rest of the crew had the same idea! Louis Draco even asked to go with her, but she declined his advances with a slight fluster.
Since there was time still before her appointment with the Taisa from the Sheridan, Miyako and Mist both went shopping at a boutique and made fast friends of each other. As a gift, the crimson-eyed Nekovalkryja paid for the swimsuits after a long while of admiring how they looked together in the mirror. By that time, Minori Yuki and Kichiro had landed and they all met up. While the other two went to change, she went with Mist to the beach and enjoyed the ocean, finding she was having a really good time with the other soldier.
Soon though, it was time for her meeting and she changed into her uniform and went to the Snowdrop Bar after making sleeping arrangements for herself and the sprite just in case. When she arrived, the Taisa made it clear how appreciative she was of the up and coming officer by kissing her and a little more. For most of the night after that they returned to her room after taking a shopping trip, when they were ready for a break Miyako coordinated getting everyone else to meet them at the bar below. However they spent more time drinking there than anticipated, and when others finally showed up she was shocked to learn Mist had become part of Yaichiro's family!
When everything had finished, the crew had to return to the Akigumo, and left for the Yugumo cluster and Jiyuu again.
Kotonoha picked up the habit of making what she could, when she could and found that favours came when she was able to work with metal or leather to fashion accessories for the other Nekovalkryja, and a detail oriented task that could be maintained with a minimum of supplies. She's passing good at sketching out her designs and the humanoid figure but has seldom been able to add gems or other rare materials to her projects. In the UOC during time away from tours and military duty, she learned to make undergarments as a hobby, from the plain to fanciful, for fun.
An extraordinarily gifted performer, Miyako has spent years crafting her art (singing, dancing, and performance) through the UOC and the subsequent collapse, and is used to large crowds, and tense situations though she often cited her military service for the skills needed to perform for such large audiences.
Communication is an essential part of any operation, and the Tennyo is a perfect fit. Able to use any standard means of traffic on multiply levels while multi-tasking means the difference between life and death for many lives. She can communicate telepathically like all of her sisters, and can express her emotions as easily. Fluent in both Japanese and English, she can fill out reports, official orders, and respond to various inputs.
Fresh out of her creation chamber, Miyako was able to fight. Given extended training she was able to hone this skill with her body during required training, which included more hands on experience with small arms. Her knack for piloting and penchant for dancing made her a quick learner to power armours, and she is proficient in most standard trained forms of direct combat.
This includes atmospheric and zero-gravity conflicts with special context given on how to use her innate abilities to their best advantage.
Kotonoha used to fill in her knowledge of the Yamatai Star Army and the Empire with what she was programmed with, and supplements needed after her promotions. Following her graduation at the Kyoto War College, she became well-versed in the knowledge required for the rank up to and including Taisa, to make her more effective in the field in a pinch on smaller vessels. Miyako still remembers how the UOC ran, and UOCPF general laws required by a junior officer, and by an XO.
Miyako has always had a close proximity (both formally and informally) with commanding officers on the bridge and that quickly helped smooth out the rougher edges of her innate ability to lead others, which resulted in life or death command experience on many different occasions, making her more fluid and confident in her abilities. This combines with her completion of the Kyoto War College, as well. Public speaking is a necessity of everything she's put into practice, and became something of a second nature to her following her successful career as a pop idol.
She was taught basic mathematics, including algebra and trigonometry, to comply with Star Army standards. Additional lessons in calculus and other essential mathematics were provided so she would make a well rounded bridge operations leader. A digital brain often calculates faster than you could say the problem, but a trained one is more useful.
As required, Miyako is proficient in operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS in Star Army technology, and has proficiency in data input and searching. Interfacing with any compatible machine is a second nature to the Tennyo, more important given the weight of most orders she has been given and bred to execute. It is very natural for her to communicate with shipboard MEGAMI units, and just about anything she can connect to in the Empire.
Miyako has specialized training in piloting capital ships from smaller scout vessels to command carriers, and can work in a team with another helmswoman or on her own. With the aid of her SPINE interface, the Neko can interface with all current Star Army equipment. She has an affinity for what she calls, 'becoming one with space' in other words, the vessel she is piloting, even if there is no interface and finds it therapeutic and freeing. This manner of operation feels almost like a dance to her, or one of her performances put to life, death, and duty. Kotonoha is well versed in all operations that take place on board a military starship and can serve at any station on a standard bridge with little to no problem.
Full Wardrobe ~Gift from Kogayane Yumiko Taisa - Donated to UOC refugees
Miyako was promoted to Santô Juni, but has spent none of her income aboard ship since she was sent to the First Expeditionary Fleet. Her basic needs before this time were provided by the Prestige System, until she joined the UOC. Following the collapse of the UOC, she transferred her money back to the KS.
|3000 KS||Starting Money|
|5000 KS||+2000||Pay - Nito Heisho|
|6600 KS||+1600||Pay - Santô Juni|
|8600 KS||+2000||Personal Gift - Kage Yaichiro|
|8780 KS||+400||Pay - Santô Juni|
|9180 KS||+400||Pay - Santô Juni|
|11180 KS||+2000||Pay - Santô Juni|
|11980 KS||+800||Pay - Santô Juni|
|12780 KS||+800||Pay - Santô Juni|
|13180 KS||+400||Pay - Santô Juni|
|13580 KS||+400||Pay - Santô Juni|
|13580 HS||Converted - Heiwa Standard|
|14880 HS||+1300||Pay - Two Weeks (2nd April YE 30)|
|25280 HS||+10,400||Pay - Sixteen Weeks (16th July YE 30|
|32430 HS||+7,150||Pay - Eleven Weeks (1st October YE 30|
|49980 HS||+17,550||Pay - Twenty-Seven Weeks (8th April YE 31|
|49980 KS||Assets Converted to KS|
|52194 KS||+2,214||Pay - One Month (Nov YE 34)|
|76548 KS||+24,354||Pay - 11 Months (Oct YE 35)|
|112298 KS||+35,750||Power Armor Sales - Sakura II|
|123368 KS||+11,070||Pay - 5 Months (March YE 36)|
|132224 KS||+8,856||Pay - 4 Months (July YE 36)|
|148829 KS||+16,605||Pay - 5 Months (July YE 36)|
|357329 KS||+208,500||Pay - 4 Years 3 Months (March YE 40)|
|404129 KS||+46,800||Pay - 6 Months (September YE 40)|