Height: 5' 6” Mass: 130lbs. Measurements: Imagine them Bra Size: C
Build and Skin Colour: She has a yellow skin tone with strong arm muscles due to her sword training and lean leg muscles due to her constant exercise.
Facial Features and Eye Colour: She appears to be masculine or serious, and has yellow eyes.
Hair Colour and Style: Her long black hair is put into a top knot and reaches down to her hips, and a barrette to the right of her bangs.
Distinguishing Features: Catlike ears as well as other Neko characteristics, and a katana she always carries around with her.
Personality: On the outside she comes as cold or distant to people, which contradicts her inner personality which has a more wide range of emotion. This cold and serious personality is something she had created to keep herself sane from her young childhood life growing up with a father who really wanted his own Yamatain child. It was a shell she fabricated believing that Samurai put aside their emotions when they go into combat and place work and duty before relationships. This has also created an “inner Sakaki” in a way that what is seen from the outside is a cold exterior of something that is actually warm and fuzzy that sometimes wishes it could be let out or found out about but at the same time hidden away so she will not fall into a depression for each and every person that she cannot save on the battlefield. Her inner personality does sometimes peek through the cracks when faced with something very stressing or something really cute.
However her shell is weak still, and Sakaki still has a lot to learn about herself and the path she takes as a warrior. For every mission she feels that fails, is another reason to find resolve in fixing her mistakes and becoming a better warrior. In this way she has a really strong spirit but is unable to see it herself.
Likes: Cute things, friends, katanas, sparring, Samarai entertainment Dislikes: Sake, Ramen, failing a mission Goals: She wishes to become a great warrior, and become the best she can be.
Ketsugi Sakaki was created by a Yamatarian Ketsugi Yoshimo as sort of a child for himself that he wanted to raise, as he was partly a man who could never find a life long partner, but did want a child of his own. During this time he taught her a katana sword style that his father had taught him, as well as discipline that came with the sword.
Though Left at home, she began to learn various things that did not come with her programming, such as cooking and housework, and began to learn even to do Yoshimo's finances. While her father was home she would learn how to fight with the sword and sometimes bond whenever Yoshimo had the time to do so. Though due to the quick growth of the Nekovalkyrja, it began to hurt Yoshimo as it felt like he was cheating somehow by making a daughter rather than by natural process, or at least with a mate.
Eventually their bond was stressed when Yoshimo began dating a woman, and began ignoring Sakaki. The Neko eventually became cold and kept her feelings to herself since they seemed to be bothersome to her father. Eventually she decided to leave home, however she confronted Yoshimo late night when he came after drinking sake and had a fight, with the Yamatarian losing. After becoming sober he understood and accepted her decision, and apologized for his treatment to Sakaki. He gave her his sword, a Katana that belonged to his father when he was in the service of the army.
Before enrolling into the Star Army she first changed her surname, it was a thought out decision that she did not want her creator following her progress within the army.
She learned a lot during her time training, and was assigned elsewhere…
Sakaki's time on the Senbu was a trail of fire, each of her assignments came to some sort of loss either by an enemy ambush or a training simulation which their own captain lured them into a virtual ship and exploded it. The Neko has braved a ship that was filled with Zombie Armors, some with the people captive but others moving on their own power. After losing her sword she bought for her armor the “Tsukihime” the Mishu then invaded and aided in Senbu's defense when a small group attempted to slaughter engineers under fire while they worked on an injured ship.
During time on the Senbu she hard forged only a few relationships, probably because of her silent and withdrawn matter she held herself that she herself created so she could be a Samurai warrior with her own code. Sakaki seems to gravitate to those that are small and cute, or just as withdrawn as she is. Recently she had a very narrow victory in a duel with a strong opponent with an interesting fighting style, and began contemplating on expanding her roles beyond combat such as strategy.
Sakaki flew a mission against the Mishu while on the YSS Illustrious but displayed poor piloting discipline by not flying in formation and instead engaged the enemy..
Her short time on the YSS Phantom in the group Task Force Phantom was to strike at a Mishu convoy only to turn out for the worse. She had managed to survive a major battle between Mishu and Yamatain forces.
She likes to have rice, miso soup and green tea
These are the people Sakaki has made contact with and her current standings with them. As updated since 10-9-08
Shizuka Endo – A model for Sakaki to follow, she is the strength and wisdom she wishes to become during her carrier in Star Army. If not because of her lion like qualities, but one of the cutest people she has ever came across.
Nicholas Saiga – A man of his job, though at a loss as he no longer practices martial arts, or his weapon at least. Suspects pairing of Nick x Shizuka.
Shifuda Kuriko – Her commanding officer, though not much is known other than she can be emotional at times. Sakaki is supportive when she can see where internal suffering is occurring, or self doubt, most likely because of her own internal struggles.
Masako Sakiyurai – A close combat specialist like herself, Sakaki has formed a rather sister like bond with Masako. This had formed with Sakaki felt they were similar in that they both were somewhat withdrawn from the the rest of the pilots. The tall silent and the busty perverted, much like the princess and the knight in the novel [i]Legend of Tsukihime and Sol[/i].
Ishida Hiroko – Hiroko's tactical mind is something that impresses Sakaki. While she had few chances to speak with her, she is confident and believes when Hiroko's plan is in motion. She often attempted to work with Hiroko believing she always had a plan, and hoped to learn from her too.
Hara Saruwatari – Not much is known about this armor pilot, she had little contact with him thus far.
Hoshitomo Rin – Sakaki does not know much about Rin, only that she is a competent fighter.
Nanjo Ageha – While little contact has been made, this girl makes Sakaki believes she is puppy like, and has even traded a stuffed puppy doll in exchange for a colorful barrette, one she wears even in battle.
Shin Nekki – Once she had believed to be a soldier of the army like herself, Shin's stupid and sometimes perverted acts irked her, until the day he refused to take punishment from a superior. She now considers him lower than a dog, or even an animal, and will not give sympathy to him anytime soon.
Sakaki is familiar with basic radio operation and procedures and can make transmissions to and receive transmissions from other characters through headsets, starship, power armor, and shuttles in both combat and non-combat conditions. Your character is fluent in Nepleslian, and Yamataian. She can speak and write both correctly and efficiently and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. She also has the Nekovalkyrja ability of telepathic communication.
Sakaki 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. She was also further trained in use of a Katana, as well as close combat specialization.
Sakaki knows a Tiger like martial art, the stance is that of claw like hands and lower the center of her gravity. The Tiger style consists of charging slash attacks and careful parries with a quick counter to a major organ. Sakaki isn't very skilled with this technique, and is still honing her technique.
She was taught Kestugi style, a form of basic katana with cheap tricks to unbalance the opponent. Sakaki prefers to set restrictions before a duel to limit cheap behavior though does not hold back if it is an enemy of her country.
Sakaki flew a fighter once on the YSS Illustrious but is not very talented. Basically her first time in action she didn't exactly fly in formation, and took hits for it.
Sakaki 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.
Sakaki received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry. Can do basic finances.
Sakaki is at top physical condition and a natural athlete. She can run, swim, jump for long distances and knows how to maintain herself so she doesn't fatigue herself. She trains herself daily to keep her senses sharp and her skills sharper, it also helps her low self esteem to be stronger emotionally as well.
During her stay with her creator she absorbed the knowledge of Star Army History and Yamatari Law. She is a fan of samurai movies and culture that has influenced her life as well as her dream of being a samurai.
While her appearance and cold personality could lead to otherwise, she is actually a good cook and has caring mother like instincts. She is capable of making cakes and small Yamatain lunches.
These items are expendable and can be reissued whenever needed.
Ushimo Sakaki is currently a Santô Hei (Soldier Third Class) in the Star Army of Yamatari. She receives a weekly salary of -salary- per week.
|3000 KS||Starting Funds|
|2500 KS||500 KS||Pre-RP spending|
|4000 KS||1500 KS||Vacation Bonus|
|1000 KS||3000 KS||Vacation Purchases|