Height: 5 Feet and 1 Inch Mass: 110 Pounds Measurements: Bra Size: B
Build and Skin Color: Keiko has a petite body with a slim build and a pale asian complexion.
Facial Features and Eye Color: Keiko has an oval face, thin eyebrows and big brown eyes. She has thin lips and a slightly pronounced nose. Her expresion tends to be either serious or slightly distracted.
Hair Color and Style: Brown hair that reaches halfway down her back, normally tied into a simple ponytail.
Personality: At first glance Keiko would look like a dry somber person. She goes throught life in a slow pace like she's half asleep. It's difficult to get her to express a strong emotional reaction. In reality she just needs to open up a little bit, to find something that makes her feel alive to rouse up her true feelings.
She has a strong sense of responsability, though she might grumble, once she accepts a task her stubborn side will arise and she'll do her best to make sure the job it's done. In this instances she can get quite competitive if she sees an opposing force.
Even if she has spent most of her life feeling down Keiko isn't a sad person. Few sad things ever crossed her life, tragedy was almost totally unheard off to her. What Keiko felt most of her life has been frustration at her own place in life and at the lack of things that can interest and fulfill her.
Likes: Singing, Rain, Vanilla, Cats, Excitement, New Things. Dislikes: Needles, Hot Enviroments. Goals: To find a reason to live or die trying. To find as much excitement as she can. And deep down, to be able to come back to her family as a new person, and to fill the place her Great-Uncle left empty.
Yamauchi Takeru, Father Yamauchi Kaori, Mother Yamauchi Makoto, Little Brother Sorami Noboru, Maternal Great-Uncle
Yamauchi Keiko was born as the first daughter of a perfectly happy couple.
Yamauchi Takeru was of a rare breed of Yamataian, who found that even thought he could live an easy life, his real passion was running his own business and look at it grow. He quickly grew succesful due to his charisma, hard work and true love for what he did. He later married his childhood sweetheart Kaori, a kind and serene woman who made a good contrast to his energy and passion. While their different personalities clashed from time to time the two of them where the perfect picture of a perfect marriage.
Because of this Keiko had a perfectly good childhood, free of any trouble of traumas of any kind. She was a responsible child, though she grumbled quite a bit she never failed to do any of her chores. She had good friends that took her out to play, that defended her from bullies, that she in turn defended from bullies, and that always kept her company.
Still even surrounded by all this bliss Keiko became more and more silent and somber as the years went by. She had a perfectly peaceful and normal life that many would envy and she could take nothing but boredom out it. The girl was unable to take enjoyment and meaning from such a peaceful normal life. Even her teenage rebellion was nothing to write home about, aside from acting more snarky the only thing she did was to sneak out the house at night to sing with her friends. Still while it wasn't a big indiscretion it was one of the few things that made Keiko happy and that she truly enjoyed.
The other thing she trully enjoyed would be the one that, eventually, would change her life.
On holidays and family meetings there was somebody that seemed more alive than anybody around. While everybody talked of normal lives, daily happenings, flower arrangements, buying clothes, politics and religion, there was one single person that said something interesting. Always sitting on his own corner her Great Uncle, retired soldier Sorami Noboru, would talk about war and heroism. With his exagerated colorful tales and laughter he gave her a whole galaxy filled with wonder and color, where people far larger and more alive than those who surrounded her lived, fought and died. To Keiko, whose whole life seemed a monotonous routine, the chance to hear those stories was far more valuable than what could happen in a whole year. For Keiko just hearing Noboru's stories was more than enough.
That is until he died when she was 17.
On that funeral Keiko realized something that would change the course of her life. She had lost the one thing that gave color to her life. Now there would be nobody left tell amazing tales on family meetings. Nobody to hold the young children in awe with tales of adventure and heroism.
On that sad sunny day Keiko could see her entire future play out in front of her eyes. She would be a good daughter and listen to her parents. She would get married to soem ambitious young man her family would pick for her. He would probably be kind and good to her. She would probably find him just as boring as she found her family. Still she would come to love him, and with that her mouth would be shut and her fate sealed. She would bear his children, raise them, see them run off to make their own lives, outlive her husband and then see spent her old age in a chair looking back at her colorless life. In the end she would be dead and buried, and her name would be forgotten in a few years.
She didn't came to her decision after a long while thinking it out. Actually she never even thought about it. It was simply something that she would do. A few days after her 18th bithday Keiko simply told her family at dinner that she was enlisting in the Star Army, in the same tone of voice she would use to talk about the weather. Her parents protested and her little brother couldn't decide if he should be worried or excited about it. In the end there was nothing they could do about it.
She had taken care of all her business in advance, Keiko had gotten all the information about the Star Army and she had done all her paperwork. One of the things she had left to do was to make sure her little brother Makoto wouldn't follow her. The 14 yeor old boy was really fond of his sister, worshiped her even, so there was the concern that he might decide to enlist in order to follow her footsteps. It was enough of a blow to her parents for them to lose her, she would not allow them to lose the bright and cheerful son.
So after discussing things with Makoto for a few days, and a farewell party her dad organized for her, Keiko leaved her home without looking back.
After enlisting in the Star Army, Keiko was assigned to Fort Ready for basic training, where she is currently enrolled in Class 5.
Keiko 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. Keiko 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.
Keiko 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.
Keiko 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.
Keiko received basic mathematics training, to including up to algebra and trigonometry.
Keiko is a pretty good singer, since she was 13 and her friends complimented her voice Keiko spent a lot of her free time practicing and improving. This is a talent that she mostly keeps to herself, something to remind her of childhood friends that she grew apart from.
Right until the moment Keiko revealed to her family her decisition to join the Star Army of Yamatai her mother, Kaori, teached Keiko how to take care of the house and putted her in charge of taking care of her little brother in an effort to prepare Keiko to become a good wife. As such Keiko knows how to deal with cooking, cleaning, laundry, disciplining bratty children and how to run a house in general.
Among her childhood friends Keiko wasn't ever the strongest. Or the tallest. Nor was she the prettiest. What she had was that she was the fastest runner of them all. And as she grew she just got better at it. Sure, she isn't anything special, not even outstanding. But still the fact remains that she's a fast girl.
Yamauchi Keiko is currently a Santô Hei in the Star Army of Yamatai. She receives a weekly salary of 50KS per week.
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