Height: 5'11 Mass: 140lbs
Build and Skin Colour: He has a slim but solid build, kept in shape by daily training. His skin is smooth and lightly tanned.
Facial Features and Eye Colour: He has piercing ice blue eyes which appear to change shade depending on his emotions.
Hair Colour and Style: He has swept back straight black hair reaching almost to his shoulders. He keeps it well groomed, sometimes wearing it in a ponytail with a midnight blue silk ribbon.
Distinguishing Features: He has a stylised tattoo of a dragon in flight breathing fire on his left bicep reaching around to the top of his left shoulder.
Personality: He's quiet but serious when on duty. Off duty he is more relaxed and outgoing. He'll even crack some jokes though his sense of humour tends strongly towards sarcasm but he is rarely malicious about it. He is a lot more diplomatic than in his youth.
Likes: Nekos, quality saki, well read females, classical music, space, combat in all forms, relaxing Dislikes: Braggarts, SMX, Goals: To further himself and explore the universe while serving the Empress
Takahashi Miso (Father) Takahashi Kasumi (Mother)
His mother is a preschool teacher and his father was an Engineer in the Star Army of Yamatai who retired as a Taii and now works as a consulting engineer for a civilian engineering firm. They currently live in Kyoto and though they aren’t wealthy they are comfortable with what they have.
Ryosuke grew up with no worries in the world. His dream was one day to go into space and explore the universe. While his father was serving in the Star Army he was homeschooled by his mother till he was 7 before attending school. He became a little arrogant in school, believing himself better than any of his peers due to being ahead a little. He did well academically but did not socialise much due to his attitude as no-one wanted to be friends with him. This continued until his teens to the consternation of his parents.
By the time he was 14 his parents had decided his attitude wasn’t going to change without extra help so Ryosuke had a private tutor that instructed him in etiquette and good behaviour. After a rocky start he began to enjoy these sessions and as a result his negative attitude lessened and he became more friendly, even making several good friends over the next four years. This was where his love for classical music stemmed from. He also has a little skill with a piano but still has a long way to go before he's adept at it.
During his teenage years his father began instructing him in various engineering disciplines when he was on leave as he wanted Ryosuke to follow in his footsteps and join the Star Army. Ryosuke enjoyed learning but didn’t have the heart to tell his father he didn’t want to become an engineer. Since childhood Ryosuke had wanted to explore space and in the end finally told his father he would like to join the Star Army but not as an engineer. His father suggested alternate career paths and informed him the best way to see the universe was on a starship.
Ryosuke was given one final piece of advice by his father before leaving for Star Army training, “The better the grades the better the choice of posting,” and it was something Ryosuke tried, with varying degrees of success, to live by during his initial training and formative years in the military.
Near the end of his last tour onboard a Irim-class Heavy Gunship, Ryosuke was recommended to attend the Kyoto War College by his Commanding Officer. Successfully graduating from the college, he was promoted to Taii and assigned to the First Expeditionary Fleet's 11th Squadron for his own command.
Ryosuke 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. Ryosuke is fluent in Nepleslian and Yamataian. He can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc.
Ryosuke received hand-to-hand combat training, followed up with a rigorous training program. He is skilled and experienced in combat both in Yamatai-like conditions and in zero-gravity, with and without weapons. Weapons he is trained in include energy weapons, bladed weapons, and to a lesser extent power armor.
Ryosuke received basic mathematics training, including algebra, trigonometry and calculus. He also studied some of the more advanced mathematics but didn't do so well especially on quantum mechanics.
Ryosuke is capable of operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS, found on all Star Army starships. He is also quite proficient at the helm having piloted several major ship classes used within the Star Army of Yamatai over a period of several years.
Ryosuke has learned more in-depth information during his required studies about the History and Laws of the Star Army of Yamatai. He is knowledgeable in regard to current and past Star Army regulations, tactics and to some extent the more recent battles, whether the Star Army were victorious or not. He also keeps himself updated with galactic current events whenever possible.
Ryosuke was known as a fair but firm leader on his last tour. In his command courses at Kyoto War College his orders were softly spoken but still understood by the crew. He built on his earlier experience making his orders clearer and more verbose. He chose to study and increase his knowledge of starship combat tactics and has good spatial awareness helping him with coordinating other ships during manoeuvres.
Ryosuke, due to his etiquette and behavioural training, had some knowledge of how to become a proper gentleman. It also led him to be interested in Psychology, though only as a minor hobby now. He is quite well versed in Yamataian customs but has little experience of other species’ customs. He is studying and reading up on the most likely races he may run into. Though he is still very much a learner in diplomacy he does try, even if it falls short of the mark.
These items are expendable and can be reissued whenever needed.
Takahashi Ryosuke is currently a Taii in the Star Army of Yamatai. He receives a weekly salary of 750 KS per week.
|3000 KS||Starting Funds|
Character made for Raz's 11th Squadron plot.