Mitsuya Ember is a NH-22C Yamataian that formerly served as a Fleet Admiral (UOCPF) in the United Outer Colonies Peacekeeping Forces as a Logistics Fleet Commander. She was formerly a Nepleslian that changed over to a NH-22C Yamataian body as a result of the Species Restriction Ban imposed in YE 23. In YE 33, she rejoined the Star Army of Yamatai and was in command of the fleet stationed at Leo Star Fortress. In YE 34, she was relieved as acting Taisho by Morioka Naoko and brought onto the Tenth Standard Fleet staff as a Chujo. She commands Leo Star Fortress.
A slender Yamataian woman with long, auburn hair pulled up into a partial bun while the rest hung in loose sausage style curls onto her shoulders and dark blue eyes had watched the whole encounter between Davis and Ami. She was quite fond of that little girl and she had almost been concerned for the little girl's safety with the Nepleslian. It delighted her to no end that she had been so very wrong about him.
“Mr. Davis?” The woman politely inquired as she very casually made her way over to Davis and his table. Her knee length black pencil skirt clung to her curves, accentuating her smooth light tan legs as her heels clicked against the floor of the cafe. Her torso was covered by a very flattering and well fitting, dark blue satin long sleeve blouse that was tucked neatly into the high waist of her skirt and unbuttoned just enough to show a slight flash of cleavage. A black velvet choker was fastened around her neck where a small dark blue opal rested at the swallow of of her throat, set into a silver setting.
Build and Skin Color: Slender, light tan colored skin.
Facial Features and Eye Color: Dark blue; looks slightly Irish.
Hair Color and Style: Long, curly auburn hair that falls to her mid-back. She taken to wearing in a high ponytail or loose depending on her mood that day. Hair Reference
Distinguishing Features: None. Looks like your average Yamataian woman.
Ember is a rather physical person. She expresses comfort and emotion between herself and others by touching them in some way; a hug, a reassuring hand on the shoulder, the slightest touch on a hand or something similar. In a way, she might seem overly familiar with people she has just met, but it's just part of how Ember communicates with others around her. She is a relatively open person who doesn't talk very much about herself- she tries to focus more on listening to others and their concerns. She is insecure about her own emotions and past; feeling some regret over her choices and what she's grown up to become. The fact that she doesn't have a family of her own and has completely lost touch with her family on Nepleslia haunts her but she is too afraid of what they might say to actually try to contact them.
Her motivations continue to be the safety and well-being of the people she is sworn to protect, her sense of duty belongs to the people rather than what nation they swear allegiance too.
Likes: Older men, home videos, prepackaged food, bourbon, stuff that works.
Dislikes: Kimchi, sake, knowing her food, racism, Uesu, death, nostalgia, experimental tech.
She has always wanted to start a family of her own- get married and settle down but she just has never made the time. If anyone asks, her goal is ultimately to retire from the military and start a shipping company.
“Nepleslian, you say? Why the change? Sorry if I am being too forward, but it is not too often that I hear of Nepleslians undergoing total body changes.”
“We do very foolish things in our youth, I felt a need to challenge the beliefs of my parents and come up with something of my own to hold dear to. And the desire to taste what could be called 'immortality' beyond death and sickness was too tempting,” Ember replied very thoughtfully as she walked out of the elevator after the Nepleslian.
“I do admire traditionalists it is indeed much harder to stay the same as the world around you changes at the speed of light. If I could go back, I probably would've stayed the same as the my parents birthed me and the Creator blessed me,” she offered Davis a warm smile as she turned to lead him towards a shuttle docking area. “But I believe in a glorious and bright future forged from hard work, determination and blood. We have to take our destiny into our own hands and build towards something greater.”
Ember Mitsuya was born Nepleslian as Ember Molly Connolly to Molly Dorethea Connolly and Trever Shaun Connolly. She was the youngest of two siblings, her brother, Ailin Michael, is two years older than her. Her parents were both blue collar workers in Hanya; her mother made her living washing other people's clothing while her father was a dock worker. It wasn't the most luxurious of lifestyles but it was a honest, simple way of living. Ember went to school and dreamed of the day when she'd leave her family's small “hovel” and travel to the worlds beyond the stars.
In YE 08, she was excited about a trip to Geshrintall that her family had saved up for. Her cousins had invited them to come stay with them and they were excited to get away from Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia for a little while. But, Ember had fallen ill with an abnormally high fever and they had to postpone the trip, much to the starry eyed little girl's dismay. The trip was never rescheduled as the The Great Plague of YE 08 claimed her relatives and her parents refused to risk losing their children for a casual visit. They felt that Ember's fever was an act of the Almighty- telling them to stay away from Geshrintall.
With no hope of ever in her childhood, leaving Hanya, she spent as much time a she could on the outskirts of the city where there was still some semblance of wilderness. They hadn't completely cut down all of the forest yet, but she had know it was slated for a housing project in a few years. The impending sense of the world closing in around her stayed with her through out her childhood.
Molly and Trever encouraged Ember away from the stars and towards more practical planetary careers in management and accounting. Ember reluctantly let herself be bullied away from her desire to study astronomy towards mathematics and numbers, which she found incredibly boring but a necessary evil. She quietly worked in various offices as part time work after school and during the summer time, saving up her money for a ticket off the planet. She wanted to see the universe and staying at home with her parents was harming that chance. Her brother, Ailin, felt smothered as well and took off to the army to escape home.
It was his departure that prompted Ember at age 18 to also leave home in the middle of the night and hop a ship to Geshrintall to enlist in the Grand Star Army where she found herself not really seeing the universe so much as piloting a desk on a new planet. She had left her parents a nice long note about why she was leaving but she knew that they wouldn't fully understand but she found her rebellion as liberating and even went so far as switching to a Geshrin body.
As the years passed she found herself joining the Mitsuya pledge family and calling Taiie home. But never once did she contact her family to let them know how she was or who she had grown up to become. She also made a point to avoid Nepleslia so not to accidentally run into anyone that she might know.
Ember has found herself as a Chujo in the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet still piloting a desk as a Logistics Officer on Hotaru. She considers her fellow soldiers on Hotaru her family and is quite close to many of the young children that live on the station while their parents serve abroad on the fleet's many vessels. It was meeting Sky Marshall Robert Davis to negotiate a trade agreement between Nepleslia and the 5XF that made her start thinking about home and her parents. She's now completely at a loss as to what to do with herself and her growing crush on the man. Unbeknowst to Ember or Robert, they were the focus of the SAINT Operation Matchmaker.
Ember created the Piracy Taskforce to deal with the many issues that the newly formed United Outer Colonies were facing, namely the attacks by pirates on the outskirts of UOC space and the lack of manpower to properly defend the Colonies as well as the other projects the fleet was slated for. She managed the UOCPK Logistics fleet and captained the UCS Tanebi. When the Star Army of Yamatai came in to search for survivors, she asked Hanako to locate and rescue Wasuremono Koharu as well as any other survivors from Jiyuu.
Once again she is serving in the Star Army of Yamatai's 10th fleet, which is forward deployed to the Yugumo Cluster to fulfill her desire to serve and protect the people around her. She holds command of Leo Star Fortress until she is properly relieved and reassigned elsewhere.
In YE 34, Ember turned over her Taisho duties at Leo Star Fortress by Shôshô Morioka Naoko and was appointed to Naoko's staff as a Chujo of Tenth Standard Fleet. She took the surname of Morioka to properly sever her former ties to the absent Mitsuya pledge family.
“You and all of your soldiers may as well be dead, because I am asking you to be reborn with new purpose. You see, Morioka is not my real name, either, but I have some certain amount of pride in it. It does roll off the tongue, does it not?”
“I understand, everyone that remains has pledged their loyalty to Yamatai with their re-enlistment into the Star Army but it is hard to forget. We must move forward and I see the desire to do so,” Ember said with a sigh but she did smile again. “Morioka does roll off the tongue.”
At that, the Shosho grinned, a cat's smile that seemed bright enough to dim everything around her. “I would offer it to you so that you may rise with it.”
Ember couldn't help but to feel slightly dazed by the Shosho's smile and she blushed slightly. “It would be a honor, Shosho, to serve you as family.”
“The honor is mine,” Naoko stated. She really did seem immensely pleased. “Welcome to the Tenth, and to the Star Army again, Morioka-Chujo.”
“Thank you, Morioka-Taisho, may you lead us out of this darkness and back into the light with your brilliance,” Ember replied brightly as she rose from her chair and bowed deeply.
Ember is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, telepathy and radios in non-combat conditions. Ember is fluent in Trade and Yamataian. She can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, speak publicly, etc.
Ember 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.
Ember has received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry.
Ember knows how to keep track of items and money for a project (land, sea, air, space) and can oversee human cargo—the stasis system. She has very strong accounting skills and can identify wastes in spending and report them to the appropriate persons. If given the proper information, Ember can determine what resources are needed for a mission and how to best utilize them. Ember knows which strings to pull when commandeering supplies, often resulting in the best, most and latest equipment being supplied.
Ember 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.
Ember is skilled and experienced in haggling and negotiating to get the harder supplies she wants and needs. She has learned how to talk to people using tact to get them to try to help her out. She understands the notions of compromise and recognizes when to back-down in a deal.
Ember has an almost childish fascination with the stars and other astrological phenomenon. She has been trying to more active learn more but hasn't been able to make the time to study it more. She knows a few constellations that can be seen from Hanya and Taiie but doesn't know too much more.
When Ember rejoined the Star Army in YE 33, these Star Army items of hers were returned to her.
Ketsurui Zaibatsu Type 30 Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol o 3 BR-28E Battery Magazines (2 extra) · Survival knife, solid diamond with rubberized grip and lanyard o Black sheath with loop and clips for belt attachment (for the knife)
She tends to dress like a “sexy secretary” in her non-uniform attire.
Ember was first introduced in this thread Hotaru, When Nepleslia comes knocking
In the case Kim becomes inactive:
Can this character be used as an NPC by a GM or FM? Yes
Can this character be adopted after I am gone for a year? NO