|Nicholas Saiga 「雑賀 ニコラス」|
|Saiga-chusa, Hogo-sha no ōjo Saiga1), The Terror of Hyulughflar|
|General Information||Physical Characteristics|
|Organization:||Star Army of Yamatai||Weight:||98kg (217 lbs)|
|Current Assignment:||SAINT; temporary duty aboard the YSS Eucharis|
Saiga is a tall, athletic Geshrin with pale skin and shaggy black hair that he wears pushed back. He has a handsome face dominated by vivid emerald green eyes. While he is clearly of Yamataian stock, the Nepleslian ancestry handed down by his father shows through in Saiga's rectangular jaw and refined, slightly turned-up nose.
Despite his good looks, most people have trouble remembering Saiga's face, leaving him easily forgotten to those not paying attention. This quality has proven itself a boon to the Geshrin's intelligence career. He bears a traditional Yamataian irezumi tattoo sleeve that covers his right arm with oriole feathers and manifestations of ancestors and fortunes.
As all Saiga men, Nick carries a paired katana and wakizashi daisho. These weapons usually remain stowed in whatever quarters he is assigned, though he has been known to utilize both swords when on mission. His preferred sidearm is the same Type 28 submachinegun he's carried on a shoulder sling since his days as a heisho on the YSS Goban.
Although Saiga comes across as somewhat haughty due to his patrician upbringing, he is a generally compassionate and trusting person, if not a stern commanding officer. Although hardened by the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, he began his career as an enlisted recruit and has traveled throughout the sector and beyond in the ten years since. He values all the universe has to offer and seeks to protect it when possible. Like all members of the Saiga Clan, he is a fanatical Imperial loyalist.
Saiga is always confident in his own skill, but only brags when challenged and is modest when praised. Any duty bestowed upon him is pursued with the utmost determination until he is relieved of it. Now a chusa, he has fulfilled his dream of becoming an officer and of serving with Star Army Intelligence.
He enjoys a good Nepleslian whiskey or Tatianian sake from time to time, but is no drunkard. Saiga is also very discreet with regard to romance and relationships, and dislikes others knowing about his interpersonal exploits. An avid reader and scholar, he is skilled at analysis and playing war games, though practices real military strategy more often these days. Rarely, he can be found studying old star maps for hours and learning about far off and scantly known star systems on the edge of known space. Due to his strict courtly upbringing, Saiga knows Yamataian Imperial etiquette well and usually addresses others with the proper Yamataigo honorific.
|Taking the podium once more, Yui looked over the crowd before starting. “Every good captain has a good crew behind her and if she's luckily, at the head of that crew will be a fine first officer. Taisa Endo is very lucky. That's why before I go; I am hereby promoting Nicholas Saiga from Taii to Shosa. “Saiga's dedication, bravery, and service reflect great credit upon himself, his ship, and the Star Army of Yamatai.” YSS Senbu, Episode 18|
Saiga is a Chusa who joined the Star Army of Yamatai in YE 28. Since enlisting as a communications technician, he has risen through the ranks and served as First Officer and Captain. He was inducted into Star Army Intelligence at the outbreak of the Second Mishhuvurthyar War and was trained as an Intelligence Operative then. Today, he commands a team of elite Nekovalkyrja soldiers.
|YE 28||YSS Destiny||06C - Communications||Santô Hei||N/A||N/A|
|YE 28||YSS Confidence||06C - Communications||Santô Hei||N/A||N/A|
|YE 28||YSS Mikomi||06C - Communications||Ittô Hei||N/A|
|YE 29||YSS Goban||06C - Communications||Heicho||N/A|
|YE 29||YSS Yugumo||06C - Communications||Nitô Heisho||N/A|
|YE 30||YSS Senbu||06C - Communications||Nitô Heisho||N/A|
|YE 30||YSS Senbu||06C - Communications||Shoi Kohosei||N/A|
|YE 30||YSS Senbu||10B - First Officer||Shoi||N/A|
|YE 30||YSS Senbu||10B - First Officer||Taii|
|YE 30||YSS Senbu||10B - First Officer||Shosa|
|YE 31||482nd Strategic Operations Battalion||03B - Field Agent||Shosa|
|YE 33||YSS Hokorimasu||10B - First Officer||Chusa|
|YE 33||Eighth Fleet Command Division||10D - Chief of Staff (Provisional)||Shôshô||N/A|
|YE 34||YSS Protector||10A - Starship Captain||Chusa|
|YE 34||YSS Asamoya||10A - Starship Captain||Chusa|
|YE 35||Tenth Standard Fleet SAINT Liaison||03A/B - Intelligence Adviser||Chusa|
|YE 36||Kyoto War College||10E - Command Training||Chusa||N/A|
|YE 37||YSS Eucharis||10B - First Officer||Chusa|
|YE 38||SAINT Special Deployment Force||10A/03B - Field Command Officer||Chusa|
|YE 39||YSS Eucharis||10B/03B - Operational Instruction Officer||Chusa|
|YE 40||YSS Kaiyō II||03B - Transuniversal Intelligence Liaison||Chusa|
|Left Shoulder||Dorsal||Right Shoulder|
|Mindy Shoulder Capacitor||Leader Support Pack||Aetheric Pulse Cannon|
|Left Hand||utility/cargo||Right Hand|
|Forearm Shield with 1 extra BU-M20 magazine||Butt Pack with Survival Kit||Aether/Scalar SMG (no blade)|
|Left Waist||Leg Pods||Right Waist|
|Plasma Blade||Countermeasure Augmentation Pods||Type 28 SMG + 2 extra magazines|
In the case raz becomes inactive:
Can this character be used as an NPC by a GM or FM? NO.
Can this character be adopted after I've been gone for a year? NO