Yanga Lupaie is a Qaktoro in the Poku Degonjo Saeruo Wotanu Abokatinka Poku. He is the Bajao'a (Technician) on the HS-SG4-1a - Yome Nuiqai (Wings of Hawk) Class Ship - WAP Yome Ismâopate (Searching Hawk) Plot. He holds the rank of Sâvyjo (Junior Apprentice). Yanga is a player character played by Enansel.
Alpin and Yanga were born to their mother Inyan in CY 737 to the Lupaie Family of House Falon in the safety and comfort of their mother's home in the Red district of Âmuso-mu Vonaieano'ka on the Sotâka Ruomâqi. They turned out to be fraternal twins, with Alpin being born first and Yanga following soon thereafter. Their parents, though overjoyed with their arrival, were too deeply involved in searching for the missing hunters from the year before to be able to stick around for longer than it took for Inyan to recover from giving birth.
Thankfully three months earlier Trilia and her mate Mauli had come to an agreement, after discovering she was pregnant with Omalp's child, to join the family and raise the twins alongside her own expected child. Though neither Inyan, Omalp, or Phaga were particularly pleased about the idea of having a Qakla or Tula in their family, they accepted it for the good of the twins. This ended up working out well for everyone involved. With Trilia and Mauli there to see to raising Trilia's daughter Omlia, Alpin and Yanga together the other three could freely move about.
As Trilia works as a Ytaqo'a of food from the station's farms, and Mauli is a Wapoin'aka at one of the near-by medical facilities, this left the trio of children with someone to always watch them and that allowed the pair of Daho'a and Vonawotanu'a to go off to serve the clan. Thanks to the adults doing different things, the children were brought along when they went to work, getting a good bit of their education from many others than just Trilia and Mauli and occasionally Inyan, Omalp or Phaga when they were cycled back to the Sotâka Ruomâqi for a few months.
Being raised in a variety of environments from the Weâm Vana Movi, to the Vonaieano'ka, and even on a few trips out into space on less dangerous missions left both Alpin and Yanga more capable to adapting to many different environments, levels of stress, and even loss. This sort of being moved around a lot also facilitated the need for them to do a lot of their learning in a home-schooled environment, especially as they grew in age. They probably took easier to the material taught one on one with tutors than they did during the few full years they spent at the Ruohui Giba'te.
Their two years at the Ruohui Giba'te were both spent with the twins absolutely miserable. Alpin's temperamental flares only sooth-able by his twin's gentle touch, Yanga's quiet and reserved nature only improved by Alpin's firm encouragement. Alpin's strength making up for Yanga's small size, Yanga's intelligence and wit keeping Alpin out of trouble. Together they were capable of almost anything, and this was proved even more so true when they began their Kâbo'kai Ojme and then attempted to run their Baqnor separately.
Yanga spent four Kâbo'kai Ojme in different Kâbo'kai. Her first was also spent in her mother's occupation as a Daho'a, though after her initial feedback was less than satisfactory she tried something vastly different. The second was spent as a Wapoin'a, the third as a Bajao'a, and the fourth as a Kynlumu'a. Her recommendations encouraged for her to take an occupation that would challenge her knowledge and allow her to work with her hands. While she didn't have as many problems being separated from her twin, it was noted that the separation for long periods did create problems.
Yanga went first on her solo Baqnor. While she passed the first three tests almost flawlessly thanks to her intelligence, the fourth test proved to almost be her downfall. While hunting in The Preserve she became too focused on her task and was caught by the male great cat she hadn't noticed had joined up with the female great cat she had been hunting. Caught by her tail Yanga just barely managed to escape and outrun the pair of big cats. She made it to the end point and had it not been for Alpin's insistence that she finish the test she may have just accepted her fail and going through with the Sou Fofi. Missing tail and all, Yanga did however make it through the fifth and final test and was offered the chance to re-do the fourth test.
Yanga took that chance and once Alpin's first three tests were done, they were both sent to The Preserve with the more difficult task of taking down a pair of great cats. Between Alpin's strength and Yanga's knowledge, they were more than successful in taking down two cats, and a third who had decided to come check out the deaths of the first two. Their arrival, cats in tow, was meet with great praise and approval, and Alpin went on to pass the remaining test just as easily as his sister had.
It was shortly after their Baqnor is when Haukru came along. Having been abandon at the medical facility where Trilia worked, the woman had immediately requested permission to adopt the child as her own in the hopes the other adults would agree. They did, only because Haukru was a Qaktoro and between the five adults and their well standing house they had more than enough to support another child. Yanga and Alpin were both smitten with the new cub immediately, both young adults more than happy to engage in helping raise the young qaktoro.
It was around this time that Yanga gently requested a few things from her family. The Tula was a little alarmed that Yanga requested to be sterilized voluntarily, but they all accepted her choices, and her request for a pronoun switch without too much trouble. Alpin of course was there for his twin every minute, remaining at Yanga's side before and after surgery, and thereafter proactively working to ensure his twin was referred to as he wished to be. That much done they ended up following different pursuits.
Once he was recovered Yanga went about studying and training to be a Technician with the goal of becoming a star ship engineer in the Silver moon sect. Alpin ended up following his parents and becoming a warrior in the blood tooth sect. They were both pleased to find that they were being placed, together, for their first assignment.
Yanga since starting at the age of 5 was taught at the Ruohui Giba'te (Academies), the history of the clan, basic clan law, and traditions. They also received training in the history of their Ruoka (House) and Punla (Family).
While at the Ruohui Giba'te (Academies) they were schooled in social interaction, customs and etiquette of their people. He is fluent in Takavonai. They also speak Trade (language) and Yamataigo (邪馬台語).
Yanga received compulsory training in mathematics, finances and the basic operation of command clan equipment and basic use of Kynjodau'tajo Aorq'ka (Information Technology).
All members of the clan spend time on ships, their world station is essentially a ship so these skills apply there.
Yanga is trained in installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and servicing basic equipment used by the Poku Saeruo Degonjo. They know how to use basic diagnostic equipment such Voltmeter, Logic Probe. They can also install and repair power and data wiring. Yanga can work on more complex systems on starships with supervision by a Bajao'ka Tinsae (Starship Engineer).
Yanga grew up enjoying doing things he could carry with him and do with this hands. This led to his enjoyment of drawing and sketching of a variety of subjects, and out of a desire to recycle what he had on hand he learned how to sew by hand from Trilia. He's capable of making drawings and various sewn items that stand up to professional standards if he wishes to thanks to all of his years of practice.
Being the more home-maker minded of the twins has led to Yanga being proficient in general domestic skills such as cleaning, cooking and doing the laundry. Yanga is much more well versed in childcare and infant care after looking after all of his siblings.
Living aboard Poku Saeruo Degonjo vessels members of the clan have limited personal space. For this reason most clan members will typically carry the following when they first join a ship.
These items will be either generic or may have the individuals Punla (Family) colors and crests
The following specific items a member of the clan will have for performing their Kâbo'kai (Occupations).
All clan members will have the following for wearing to special events.
|Afirmu (Crest)||Name||Reason||Awarded by|
|Otâmovi Wiy||Completion of training||Jael-Ta'a|
|Wotanu Abokatinka Poku||Completion of training||Legos Miaurm|