Build and Skin Color: Kurata Dakaru is a lean, muscular young man with olive tanned skin.
Eyes and Facial Features: His eyes are a deep brown with slanting towards the edges. Thick brows give his face a stern appearance. Dakaru's mouth is smaller than average, with average sized, lips. This is framed by a square jaw and small cleft chin.
Ears: Standard Human ears with small, detached lobes adorn his head.
Hair Color and Style: Dakaru's midnight black hair is tightly cropped with slightly longer top than sides. The left side of Dakaru's head has three stripes buzzed close to the scalp following the shape of the ear.
Distinguishing Features: The most prominent physical feature is a small black line above his left nostril. This line represents a skull fracture he received in combat prior to transfer to the NH-31 Minkan body. Dakaru also has his family crest tattooed on his left shoulder, from bicep to deltoid.
Personality: Kurata Dakaru is an ambitious young man. He is driven to accomplish his goals as well as efficiently carry out those set for him. He is never afraid to work tirelessly to accomplish that which can further his career. Dakaru is extremely confident in both his physical and mental abilities and thus exudes a magnetism - a leaders charisma -to all around him. While proud, Dakaru does not refuse knowledge and if offered will adjust his ways to better himself. His pride however, has made him arrogant.
Dakaru loves social situations and actively will seek out others to socialize with. He tends to enjoy studying the group dynamic and discovering how to place himself as the natural focal point.
Kurata Dakaru suffers from battle-lust. He finds nothing to be more exhilarating than defeating his opponent in battle - though successfully repairing a faulty system does make him feel satisfied.
The Kurata clan is a tight knit family that was mostly wiped out in the Great Plague of YE08. The Kuratas hold an estate in a small valley located in the North Uesureyan Fields. This clan home serves as the main house with a secondary residence within the borders of the Yamatai Capitol, Kyoto. During the cataclysm known as the Great Plague of YE08 Kurata Itoshi and Kazuya were in Kyoto for Geshrin upgrading. The remainder of the clan perished within the madness and panic that erupted outside the capitol. The survivors of the clan accepted a young woman named Deliah into the family in order to continue the lineage. Despite repeated attempts at instruction, Kurata Kazuya refused to learn violent techniques from his father and became a pacifist. This ideological shift allowed him to live in harmony with Deliah and develop a long term companionate love. As a direct result, Kurata Itoshi dedicated all his time to passing on the family's arts to Dakaru. Unlike his father, Dakaru relished the competition and the drive of martial arts. On his twenty first birthday, Kurata Dakaru was recognized as the 36th master of AHnB by Kurata Itoshi and received a copy of the Hiryu no Daiken - the ancestral blade of the Kurata clan for use in the Star Army of Yamatai.
火竜の大剣 Hiryu no Daiken
The Great Sword of the Fire Dragon
The sword was forged by Kurata Danichiiro more than five centuries in the past. The method of forging has since been lost however molecular replication has resulted in several copies of the blade lying within the family. The blade is 52 inches long a bronze coloured tsuba. The handgrip is spun from carbon nano-weave. The blade itself is forged of titanium carbide infused with diamond nano rods woven to pure graphene nanotubes for a combined ultimate tensile strength of over 200000MPa. This blade will never rust, never dull and can withstand any force within our current understanding. When subjected to the light of a yellow sun, the blade glistens bright red and under the right conditions may become iridescent.
Akarui Hiryu no Bujutsu
The Art of the Bright Fire Dragon was developed and passed down between members of the Tenji, Tokuhashi, and Kurata families for 36 generations - while most history of AHnB's eight century development have been lost, the clan leader has never failed to maintain the numerical count. AHnB is an effective combat art focusing in the disabling and neutralization of the opponent. It is very difficult to avoid heavily damaging an opponent when using AHnB as even basic, hand to hand kata incorporate attacks on vital areas and skeletal joints.
Kurata Dakaru was born in YE012, of two civilians of the Uesureyan Star Empire, and then citizens of the Yamatai Star Empire - Kurata Kazuya (Teacher) and Deliah Hill(AI Researcher). His grandfather, Kurata Itoshi (Banker and Martial Arts Master) taught him varied martial arts and weapons handling since the age of six. The family's secret martial art, AHnB, was drilled into Dakaru until complete mastery was obtained, much to the chagrin of his mother. In her efforts to teach Dakaru the way of discovery and peace he learned advanced technical skills dealing in mechanical systems and computer programming.
Dakaru would often spend weeks at a time with his mother studying her new AI theories and using his intuition to assist her in problem solving. When Dakaru stumbled upon her chaos and evolutionary algorithms for sentient AI, Deliah taught him the basics premise of sentient AI. Dakaru developed a prototype toy at the age of 12 which often refused to obey him. When others witnessed these events they were passed as mere “glitches” - however, this was the true birth of a living, organic machine.
During the Battle of Yamatai, the Kurata family collected within the walls of Kyoto. They acted as militia during the fighting and worked to defend the city from the onslaught alongside the thousands of soldiers and valiant civilians. Despite the sheer number of casualties, the Kuratas took no losses. Kurata Dakaru would have died had not a young Nekovalkyrja female laid down her life to protect him. This act of bravery instilled in him his desire to join the Star Army of Yamatai. He never learned her name.
Dakaru's ability to think critically has always impressed his teachers and when he graduated from the Kyousou Institute with a degree in Mechanical and Systems Engineering, he enlisted in the Star Army of Yamatai.
Dakaru trained as a soldier in the Star Army of Yamatai for merely one year before being declared fit for duty. Unlike the majority of his peers, his combat training combined with his prior technical knowledge made him a shoe-in for an active warship.
Kurata Dakaru was officially ordered aboard the YSS Sakishima in YE035 as the ships main technician.
Dakaru has the standard communications abilities of an enlisted Yamatain Star Army soldier. Wireless communication, broad frquency telepathy and speaks two languages: Yamataian and Nepleslian. He also is an excellent orator, taught at length, public speaking and orates with both force and fervor.
Dakaru strongly desires his own command in his future and as such has always worked on and developed his ability to lead and guide others. Dakaru's greatest goal in life is to make a difference in the universe - even if he doesn't know what that difference will be.
Dakaru has highly advanced combat training stemming from both the SAoY and his family. HE is proficient with rifles and pistols as well as a master of hand to hand combat. Dakaru also is a highly effective swordsman.
As AHnB is budou, or a military martial art, it is heavily invested in armed combat with both close combat sword and pistol forms integrated with hand techniques.
SAoY training has given Dakaru a firm grasp of military practice. His own youth and strict training has given him very good survival skills in wilderness and urban environments. His training has also given him insight into combat and tactics.
Dakaru has advanced mathematics studied during his time at KIT. He is proficient in trigonometry, algebra, four dimensional quantum calculus as well as physics. Dakaru's analytical mind is able to solve most problems with relative ease though his true gift is applying mathematics to real life.
Dakaru learned to apply his degree in Mechanical and Systems Engineering during training at SAoY Kyoto to practical situations.
From womb to tomb Dakaru is a born tinker. He loves to fix problems and ensures every mechanical and virtual system is operating perfectly.
Dakaru is proficient with all forms of computers and tech.
Kurata Dakaru has the following items:
Kurata Dakaru is currently a Santo Hei (Private Third Class) in the Star Army of Yamatai.
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