Ethnically “Korean”, Ryu Masaharu is a bit above average in height at 185cm with a weight of 95kg. Due to his efforts to maintain peak fitness, he has a very lean and muscular build. With burnt orange almond-shaped eyes typical of his heritage, Masaharu has light tan skin and Dark Brown hair that can be mistaken as black without strong light.
Masaharu throughout his life, his parents taught him the importance of being a professional and impartial in all his social interactions. His training experiences have only further enhanced into making a near paragon of professionalism. While he is polite and courteous, but the indication he likes someone is if he talks to you beyond what is required.
“If he isn't sleeping, he is working on his maintaining his equipment. If he isn't doing that, then he is maintaining his combat skills. Somehow you didn't find him doing any of that, he is maintaining his body. Very rarely do you find him religiously using his hard-earned downtime.” Giretsu Instructor
Born with no particular homeworld, Ryu Masaharu was born in the depths of space to a family of merchants. Their trade routes increasingly started to become tied with Nataria and the activities of the Star Army of Yamatai located there. This almost doomed the Ryu Clan during the Second Mishhuvurthyar War when their trade convoy got caught up in the surprise attack of the NMX in YE 31. While many die in the process, the core of the clan managed to limp their way to safety thanks to the sacrifices of SAoY ships providing cover.
This was something Masaharu would never forget, feeling he had a life debt that needed to be repaid. No one was surprised he would enlist into one of the toughest occupations, Communication/EW Ranger with a giretsu option in his enlistment contract. He even managed to convince a female recruit from Anisa to join him on the giretsu adventure, despite the fact that her choice career was to be a clerk.
But unlike that clerk, he spent the vast majority of the last year in training. First the 8 weeks of basic, then 8 more weeks of hell at the School of Advanced Infantry Combat, and finally 12 more weeks of recon training. The 4 weeks of specialty training for his secondary occupation of IT communications/EW specialist was a vacation compared to the rest.
Spending a few months at a training Giretsu century, Masaharu is ready for his first operational assignment.
|Communications||Ryu Masaharu is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starships, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Masaharu is fluent in Trade (language) and Yamataigo (邪馬台語). He can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. This is further refined with Reconnaissance-related communications skills and codes, which give authorization for more advanced support elements to be used, similar to JTAC.||Star Army Common Skills/Star Army Reconnaissance Training|
|Fighting||As a graduate of SAIC, Ryu Masaharu is trained in a variety of combat methods above and beyond what is learned in SAoY Basic training, including: hand to hand fighting inspired by Martial Arts of Yamatai; the ability to consistently and accurately place shots using all of a Power Armor's weapons; proper swordsmanship and knife fighting; and the proper use of a shield. Graduates are also trained in the proper usage of a bayonet. Also, Masaharu has had further training in CQC actions to enable her to be more effective when unarmored and has received advanced weapons training to allow her to function with a wide range of weapons in the field.||SAIC/Star Army Reconnaissance Training|
|Knowledge||Graduates of the SAIC can recognize most Power Armor, Mecha, and Armored Vehicles known to the Star Army of Yamatai from appearance. They can be able to accurately assess an enemy unit's capabilities and threat once they have recognized what it is, as well as remember the target's weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Recon training after graduation from SAIC has honed his ability to make split-second decisions that SAIC laid the foundation for. The ultra-sharp tip of the spear he finds himself at demands it to be operationally successful. Failure leads to a massive loss.||SAIC/Star Army Reconnaissance Training|
|Mathmatics||Basic levels of Calculus is taught, to improve information flow quality.||Star Army Common Skills/Star Army Reconnaissance Training|
|Physical||SAIC trained all about the abilities of the body, and worked to help them break down any mental barriers they have against using their body's abilities to the maximum capacity. Masaharu, as a result, is highly proficient in all the gifts the Minkan body possesses and has the discipline to maintain it at peak condition.||SAIC|
|Survival and Military||As a graduate of SAIC, Ryu Masaharu has received extensive training in wilderness survival and stealth, escape and evasion of a superior enemy force during combat operations, and proper commando and stay-behind operations. He also has a high level of survivability in the case they are cut off away from the main force. This includes but is not limited to the creation of shelters, hunting, cooking, trapping, and other essential skills. Masaharu can accurately report their findings despite adverse conditions, enemy presence, and technological restrictions. This means that the Ranger must have an excellent memory and be able to identify and approximate the number of enemies in a glance.||SAIC/Star Army Reconnaissance Training|
|Technology Operations||Ryu Masaharu 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. Also, he has knowledge and training in using a select number of field systems intended for providing support intel and operational objectives (electronic warfare) in the field in real-time when possible.||Star Army Common Skills/IT Training|
Ryu Masaharu is connected to:
Ryu Masaharu has the following:
|1||Star Army Duffel Bag||RIKUPAT|
|1||Star Army Butt Pack, Type 29||RIKUPAT||Includes 2 waterproof bags|
|1 kit||Star Army Survival Kit, Type 31A||RIKUPAT||Includes backpack|
|1||Star Army Poncho, Type 38||RIKUPAT||Field gear; Weather gear; Includes liner|
|1 set||Star Army Environmental Suit, Type 28 (AMES)||Cadet Blue||Complete set|
|2 sets||Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 35||Regal Blue||Includes jacket & pants or skirt and tights, and 1 pair shoes|
|3||Star Army Undershirt||Regal Blue|
|1 pair||Utility gloves, Type 21||Jet black|
|1||Star Army Cap, Type 32||Regal Blue|
|1||Star Army Coat, Type 32||Black||Weather gear|
|1 pair||Gloves, Type 32||Cadet blue||Weather gear|
|2 sets||Star Army Working Uniform, Type 31||Dark Blue||Includes working boots and work gloves (cadet blue)|
|1||Star Army Utility Belt, Type 32 (for working uniform)||Cadet Blue|
|2 sets||Star Army Exercise Uniform, Type 40||see page||Includes sports shoes, black|
|1 kit||Star Army Undergarments||see page||Includes Socks, underwear, bras if applicable|
|1 kit||Star Army Toiletry Kit||Black|
|1||Star Army Belt, Type 35 (for duty uniform)||Jet black|
|1||Star Army Communicator, Type 36||Black|
|1||Nekovalkyrja Service Pistol, Type 33||Black||Includes 1 BR-28 Series Battery Magazine|
|4 sets||Star Army Field Uniform, Type 37||RIKUPAT|
|2 pairs||Star Army Jika-Tabi, Type 38||Matte black|
|3000 KS||Starting Funds|
|2904 KS||60||Buying 2 Jika-tabi|