Height: 157cms / 5'1” Mass: 41kgs / 91lbs Measurements: 86-58-89 / 34-23-35 Bra Size: 32B
Build and Skin Colour: Lithe and slender as one would expect, Hotaru possesses the classic, well defined build of her species: with well toned muscles and a figure kept in a state of perfect fitness. Her skin is an unblemished, pale pink and smooth to the touch.
Facial Features and Eye Color: Hotaru has the face of a young woman, slightly rounded and gentle. Her eyes are a deep ocean blue.
Hair Color and Style: Her hair, while thick, is long and silky with cute bangs that frame her face. A rarity by neko standards, its colour is almost a burnt orange, fiery and vibrant, suiting her name well.
Usual Clothing/Dress Style: Hotaru usually can be seen in her uniform. She rarely wear's civilian dress, however she is now starting to expand her casual wardrobe and may experiment with different styles.
Distinguishing Features: While small of stature, with her slender limbs and slight frame, Hotaru looks to be fragile but appearances are often deceiving. In Hotaru's case it is true. She has been described as an adorable, little tail-kicking soldier.
Personality: Hotaru isn't that shy anymore but is still quiet and polite. She is very curious and loves learning. She has pretty much overcome her shyness and is more and more confident after each assignment. She still has a tendancy to try and stay in the background, observing and commiting various details to memory. It marked her as being a bit of a loner but she is becoming more social and making friends. She loves the feeling of speed and can't wait to fly some of the bigger craft in the Star Army. She is more outgoing with her colleagues, even the beginnings of flirtation. Her goals have changed slightly and as she gains more experiences her goals may change even more.
Likes: Ice-cream, rice balls, eating, zero-G, playing strategy games, flying/piloting, reading, hugs, painting and drawing Dislikes: 'Healthy' food, Mishhuvurthyar, traitors, loud people Goals: To gain knowledge, become a valued member of her crew, and progress to officer rank.
Hotaru was raised and trained at Educational Facility 1 on Planet Yamatai. She and her sisters stayed for two months where their handlers kept them under close observation. This was to confirm that they would not exhibit any behavioral abnormalities, just to be safe. It was also where she picked up her liking for speed.
She requested and got permission to stay in training for a further two months gaining more knowledge and mastering some of her skills which partially helped with her shyness.
After completing her basic training, Hotaru's first assignment was at Fort Ready. She graduated with Class 03 - YE30.
After being created by Ketsurui Zaibatsu, Hotaru chose to undergo the Star Army Accelerated Training Program at Fort Ready on Nataria. She arrived on Nataria during the year YE30 and was to join Class 03 of the SAATP. However, during the bus trip to the actual base itself, the bus she was riding on had somehow swerved off the road and crashed into a clearing. Miraculously, everyone aboard the bus managed to survive. The instructors quickly left the recruits to their own devices while they left to bring back help. Hotaru had slipped off the bus, unnoticed amongst the panic and bustle. Suddenly, a Mishhu appeared and killed several recruits, forcing the unarmed and helpless recruits to flee into the night and try to reach Ft Ready on foot with the Mishhu behind them. Shocked, she took cover behind the bus, scanning the area. Due to her keen eyesight, she spotted a couple volumetric projectors dotted about the area. Seeing the instructors become scarce just before the attack, she correctly realised it was fake; a staged attack. Deciding to grab her bag off the bus, she proceeded towards Fort Ready, along the road. After arriving, the debriefing revealed that the bus crash was staged and the Mishhu attack was actually a massive simulation set up with volumetric projectors placed strategically in the forest, as a means of testing initial skills and resolve. During the next day, Hotaru was in the mess-hall and met Maya Yoshihara, quickly becoming good friends. Soon after being issued uniforms and other gear, the recruits were hauled off for some hand to hand combat training.
Hotaru quickly volunteered to be Maya's sparring partner and during the course of their match, she accidently gave Maya a quick spell in a hemosynthetic tank for healing. After combat training, the recruits were then instructed on how to operate the recently adopted Type 30 Surface Terrain Vehicle and drive them to the power armor bay the for the next phase of their training. Hotaru took the lead in commandeering one of the STVs in an unofficial race between the recruits with Maya shortly joining her. In the end, they managed to win the race, leaving Kazuma and few other recruits high and dry into a nearby river. At the PA bay, all the recruits were then trained in the use of the Daisy Combat Power Armor and to fight a mock battle against each other. Hotaru became a member in Maya's team designated Nova squad with two other recruits while facing off against Satomi who was leading Kaze squad along with Kazuma and two other recruits. The battle went as expected with Nova trying to flank Kaze's positron from two different angles for a surprise attack but were caught off guard and a fire fight between the two squads ensued. Hotaru had to be given an emergency evacuation early in the fight after being wounded. When she awoke later, Hotaru found out that Nova lost to Kaze. After spending some time in the infirmary recovering, Hotaru packed her bags to await transfer to the YSS Takemitsu, a Type 29 refitted Irim-class Gunship, assigned to Fort Ready for the purpose of training new recruits in starship operations.
After arriving aboard the YSS Takemitsu, Hotaru was placed under the supervision of Tai-i Koyame Erika along with Maya, Kazuma, and Satomi for their starship operations training. However, just as the Takemitsu was about to get underway, a surprise attack, suspected to be caused by the recently split United Outer Colonies Peacekeeper forces, destroyed the shipyards and housing facilities in orbit around Nataria. The destruction was caused by two sabotaged Kyoto-class Carriers that self-destructed in orbit causing a massive subspace shockwave that destroyed virtually everything in its path. The Takemitsu tried to outrun the subspace shockwave and execute an emergency jump to Yamatai but the shockwave was able to catch up and envelop the ship the moment she made the jump to light speed, causing critical damage on all decks and systems including disabling her engines, leaving her stranded somewhere between Yamatai and Nataria. As the crew were recovering from the attack, a distress call was issued on all emergency channels, with the recruits becoming repair teams along with the rest of the crew, began to initiate emergency repairs throughout the Takemitsu.
Graduated with Class 03. Requested transfer to YSS Eucharis.
Arriving aboard the YSS Eucharis, Hotaru was immediately placed in a PA as shuttle escort for retrieval of Soul Pods in Neplesian space. The mission was a cover for the real reason of retrieving Eucharis' Captain, Taisa Ketsurui Hanako, who was kidnapped while on Kyoto. Shosa Kage Yaichiro headed to Neplesia in the guise of a civilian salvager in advance of the YSS Eucharis to follow a lead on a Neplesian freighter which had suspicious activities surrounding it. Shortly after arriving in Neplesian space Hotaru transferred to a stealth shuttle along with Pineapple, who was team leader. After they landed, Hotaru and Pineapple proceeded to search the surrounding area near the spaceport they had arrived at. After some searching Pineapple saw the Taisa from an upper floor window in the building they were in. Firing at the guards surrounding the Taisa, the guards scattered, allowing Hanako-Taisa to make a break for one of the ships who succeeded in gaining control of it.
As this was happening, Kage-Shosa was drawing attention away from the escape by engaging twenty plus enemy PA's. By this time Hotaru and Pineapple were out of the building heading towards him when they saw the Taisa lift off in her newly acquired ship before doubling back for a strafing run on the enemy armour. Not wasting any time, Hotaru and Pineapple continued over to Kage-Shosa who was in pretty bad shape and carried him over to the escape vehicle.
In the meantime Kurosora Kim, who had accompanied Kage-Shosa while hidden from Neplesian scanning, teleported onto the ship that the Taisa had recquistioned and continued on their way back to the Eucharis.
To be wrote up.
Thanks to her dedicated digital memory and the rigorous training standards of the Star Army, Hotaru is familiar with a wide variety of communication systems and can transmit or receive transmissions using a variety of equipment in or out of combat. Fully fluent in both Nepleslian and Yamataian, she is also trained how to correctly and efficiently write reports, fill forms, issue and follow orders under fire, etc. Also, like all Neko, she is proficient with her telepathy as well.
As a Nekovalkyrja, Hotaru was born ready to fight. She not only posses an innate knowledge of hand-to-hand combat (basics of martial disciplines), weaponry (such as pistols, rifles, knives, swords, grenades, including energy weaponry) and power armour in both Yamatai-like conditions and zero-gravity, but this was followed up with the best training regime in the Empire. Countless hours of simulated and live-fire exercises have honed her into a model soldier (like all Neko). All these skills are demonstrated whenever she enters combat with or without power armour, and Hotaru has proven herself a skilled shooter with ranged weapons.
As an enlisted Combat Arms, Hotaru received additional instruction on the finer points of armour use (mainly with the older Ke-M2-1F model) and is capable of keeping her suit in decent working order alongside basic familiarisation with most hand-controlled flight systems.
She was taught basic mathematics, including algebra, calculus and trigonometry, to comply with Star Army standards. A digital brain makes most calculations a cinch.
Hotaru is still young, which explains why she wants to learn as much as she possibly can. She’s got a better grasp of the history of Yamatai and even a few of the laws figured out due to her avid reading. Anything else is quite basic information and trivia but she is constantly gaining knowledge.
Hotaru cannot grasp the more advanced forms of martial arts but doing acrobatics keeps her flexible: as a bonus it helps her speed and co-ordination. She is also nimble as a bird when she's in zero-gravity as a result of her training and quick reflexes.
Due to her extended training, Hotaru is trained in operating most models of Star Army shuttles currently in service. She is also somewhat capable of operating tanks, cars, trucks, and other ground-based vehicles but prefers the airborne varieties.
As required, Hotaru is proficient in operating any computer system that uses the Kessaku OS – like most Star Army starships. She is proficient in entering and/or searching for information. She also has basic knowledge in how to pilot a starship, use the communication devices and operate the Kessaku Electronics System.
|3000 KS||Enlistment Bonus|
|2970 KS||30 KS||Hair Stuff|
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|2250 KS||120 KS||Lingerie|
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