Height: 6'2'' Mass: 72 kg
Build and Skin Color: Yoritaka is of rather average build, but appears taller than he actually due to his near-perfectly straight back. He is of a rather light complexion, and has not been known to be one to spend much time in the sun.
Facial Features and Eye Color: His face appears somewhat slim and hard to many observers, mostly due to his prominent cheek bones and small ears. Still, the deep green eyes give him a semblance of warmth and depth, which he tries to hide behind glasses more often than not.
Hair Color and Style: He has fine, silver-blond hair which he wears in aristocratic fashion, tied to a neat pony tail in the back.
Distinguishing Features: Yori usually wears gold-rimmed glasses which originally belonged to his father. The straight stature mentioned above is another feature which most observers will notice immediately, as it affects many of Yori's gestures and his walk.
Personality: To many who meet him the first time. Yoritaka appears like a clockwork - he is always precise in speech and manner, never late and values reliability and a clear, sober focus on the priorities. He does not waste a single thought in superstition and tolerates failures in a silent, disapproving manner. But the more one gets to know him, the more his facade fades, until one knows him like only his closest friends do - as a guitar player who has a soft, melancholic and most of all romantic side within.
Likes: Precision and punctuality, guitar music, romance Dislikes: Irrational aggressivity, dogs and corruption Goals: To make a career, to pass on his family's legacy to a new generation and to prove the worth of the Geshrin.
Mr. Aven Miyoshi, chef, Mrs. Hiraki Miyoshi, his wife and Mr. Yukion Miyoshi, brother to Yoritaka.
Yoritaka Miyoshi was born in YE 9 on Yamatai as son of Aven and Hiraki Miyoshi. His father, a former Star Army officer, ran a successful hotel and restaurant chain in Kyoto. However, he had made enemies before being honorably discharged from the military, who now had risen to influential ranks. When Yori was 8, his family was forced to sell their belongings and join a colonization effort on an outback world in the Tatiana System. There, his father resumed his former occupation as cook, but was never again as sucessful as before. When Yori was 12, his younger brother Yuki was born on the restaurant ship his father owned.
Soon, the family had settled into their new life, and things were looking up. On his 13th birthday, his mother thought it right to present him with a rare and expensive type of guitar, which had been a present by “Uncle Akio” to his birthday. His mother never told him why she had waited 13 years to give it to him, but Yori soon took a liking to the instrument. He did well at school, and the future seemed bright. But when his father's rivals found the family's new domicile, things turned nasty. It was in fact a corrupt planetary governor who betrayed the Miyoshi family, who was forced - once again - to disappear.
While his parents made for a remote retreat owned by one of his mother's brothers, Yori remained on Tatiana and got involved with a group calling themselves “The Whale”. The Whale was a patriotic group, made up mainly of students, who were in constant conflict with the current governor. Yori joined and despite clashing heavily with planetary security forces and thus collecting his first military experience, the governor was ultimately found guilty of treason, embezzlement and other crimes and “The Whale” was pardoned and disbanded.
Afterwards, contact resumed with his family. Yori could think of no better way to find a new purpose in his life other than to enlist in the Star Army of Yamatai, where he met a female Yamataian named Kaleen. Despite knowing that Kaleen was practically much younger than he was himself (being a genetic project from just a year ago), the two got involved romantically. Through ups and downs they went, even served on the same academy vessel together, until graduation and military assignments separated them again. Kaleen, due to her physical superiority, had always been the better soldier in any respect, but this only served to fuel Yori's ambition. He swore to himself to become a successful member of the Star Army, despite his racial background. Yoritaka was one of the last Geshrin to join the Star Army before the ban on Geshrin recruits in YE 28.
Yoritaka has gone through basic training and is thus familiar with radio operation and procedures, is fluent in both Yamataian and Nepleslian and capable of using all available means of communication.
Yoritaka has received the basic combat training through military academy, and has been presented with two “Pistol Specialist” badges. He can handle hand-to-hand combat, combat knives, energy pistols and rifles as well as power armor. He has received additional training for night fighting and Zero-G combat.
Yoritaka is capable of using the Kessaku OS based ship-system for retrieving and entering information. He is not necessarily a technology-wiz, but knows some tricks on how to optimize the software-side of things. His personal experience taught him to only rely on technology when he can be absolutely sure, so diagnostics are his strong point.
Yoritaka has scored high on secondary school mathematics examinations and has continued this tendency throughout his academy career. He is quick with numbers on a day-to-day level, and can make complex calculations in his head pretty quickly, but theoretical mathematics are mostly lost to him.
From his father, Yoritaka has learned a wealth of different recipes and how to prepare them. Although he lacks his father's dexterity in preparing food, he comes close to replicating most of these recipes pretty well.
Yoritaka is a talented guitar player and has a talent for improvising songs. He is also a very skilled singer, although rarely using this ability. He is not comfortable performing, unless in a completely familiar environment, and has no great ambition. He mostly plays because he has fun doing it, nothing more.
Being part of the fighter and dropship operations section at the academy, Yoritaka has learned to fly most non-capital craft in any situation. He is a decent pilot, although his skill in actual battle remains to be seen. Despite having some experience with the operations of a capital vessel, Yori's capital ship operations training is rudimentary at best. If he were to be placed in the helm, he would have to get used to mass and general controls first.
Yoritaka Miyoshi is currently a Santô Hei in the Star Army of Yamatai. He receives a weekly salary of 50 KS per week.
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Mostly due to his history, Yori is a somewhat unspecialized character. He is capable of flying a fighter, but would equally well serve on the bridge of a starship, depending on what is needed. He is currently “raw meat”, fresh from the academy.